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Prince of Lost Places
Martha's son, Duncan, is the light of her life. After a child is killed at Duncan's school, Martha decides that she must protect him from the world and from the constant, unnamable dangers that plague parents and their children. Late one night, she kidnaps him and takes him to live in a cave on the Rio Grande, hidden and isolated. When a strange man discovers her hideout, Martha is wary and suspicious. Yet slowly she begins to trust him with her so...
The Absence of Nectar
Putnam, Sep 2001, 23.95 ISBN: 0399148019 In Texas Simon Jester saved the life of Meg Fender when the woman almost drowned. Not long afterward, Meg married her savior. Meg's two children from her first marriage, fourteen-year-old Boone and twelve year old Alice fear the abusive Simon, who once burned his stepdaughter with a hot spatula for saying hello to him. Boone and Alice believe Simon plans to kill them, but are unable to persuad...
The Gentle House of Men
A novel that is gripping, disturbing, mesmerizing, captivating, Kathy Hepinstall's “The House of Gentle Men” is a powerful study of the redemption of sin and suffering. It is a story in which young Charlotte Gravin is raped by three soldiers; she becomes a mute, and nine months later delivers a baby boy, whom she abandons after two days. It is a story of Justin, one of the three rapists, who has come to the House of Gentle Men to find solace, relief, r...