Well, our new mystery is now at full swing at the reading playground. After many exciting adventures, Penny and Gerry finally find a little time for a well-deserved vacation. This would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Zoo-doo Beach. It seems that things that happen there are not easily explained. But that doesn't stop the thousands of tourists that flock there every year. Upon their arrival, Penny and Gerry waste no time getting to the beach. They need rest and relaxation. They also want to admire the many miles of gorgeous beach. But soon, a pesky dog comes out of nowhere and disrupts this peaceful scene. This dog just starts digging in the sand. For what? We really don't know! But a plastic box is soon unearthed that contains a numbered key. Well, our mystery is now in the open. Things will start to get exciting at each turn. Our two heroes will now be called into action. One innocent key will play a major part in this mystery. What will it finally unlock? What part does a complex number code play in helping solve this mystery? Will everything happening chase all the many tourists away? Penny and Gerry have never run away from any good challenge. But could there be a first time? Keep reading, and everything will rapidly fall into place. You will see the amazing journey as Penny and Gerry spring into action. Right now, we have a mystery to solve. Good luck to all the readers. Read on, my friends.
In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. Finally published after more than sixty years, this is a captivating read, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and art of two of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.
The Major's Wife Diana King is a psychiatric doctor, working closely with military families. Her marriage to a major in the US Army may not seem anything out of the normal except that her husband is an African American man. She is a white woman from the rural south. Her father makes it very clear that he is not supportive of the relationship. The drama explodes when King and family are reassigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, where Diana's family resides as original settlers. King is called up for duties in Iraq, serving couple stints in the Gulf War. While he is away, his wife continues her psychiatric care and post-combat treatment counseling for soldiers returning with issues from serving in the war. She meets her former lover from high school. Now a sergeant with the post-combat syndrome (PTSD), he tries to get extra counseling sessions between the sheets. Both are married, and an extramarital affair occurs between them. After King's heroic return to Fort Rucker, he is ambushed and is senselessly killed. In a town of old bigotry, this murder awakens racial tension. The local police, led by Detective Sharkey, try to solve intriguing murder. Diana and her father are prime suspects, King's father, a military man himself, relies on an old friend to help solve the mystery of his son's demise. Provocative and riveting The Major's Wife reveals some real experiences directly from the combat zone. The author, Anthony Whyte, relies on his military background to capture the arduous, fascinating, exciting grind of a soldier's life. From start to an inevitable sensational dramatic finish, The Major's Wife is a compelling read.
Marek Hlasko is enjoying a revival, with three books published in the past year and at least two more planned for 2014-15. Hlasko was a rebel icon, the James Dean of Eastern Europe, and his prose is the perfect mixture of grit and reflection.Hlasko has a cult following and is being taught more than ever in universities.Of interest to readers of Jewish literature, as the story takes place in 1950s Israel.Also the perfect book for smart crime novel readers, as there's a great and gripping plot, but all the conventions of the genre are given an extra Polish, rebel flair. One of the Polish Beat Generation
With echoes of Toni Morrison's Beloved , Yejidé's novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it. "Yejidé’s writing captures both real news and spiritual truths with the deftness and capacious imagination of her writing foremothers: Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison and N.K. Jemisin… Creatures of Passage is that rare novel that dispenses ancestral wisdom and literary virtuosity in equal measure."– Washington Post " Creatures of Passage resists comparison. It's reminiscent of Beloved as well as the Odyssey , but perhaps its most apt progenitor is the genre of epic poems performed by the djelis of West Africa…All these otherwise clashing elements become, in this cast, a cohesive whole, telling us that this, too, is America."– New York Times Book Review "In its luminous prose, and its nods to mysticism and myth, the novel brings to mind the best of Toni Morrison. It’s that good."– Washington Post , One of the Best Books about Washington, DC, recommended by George Pelecanos"Yejidé's surreal new novel has no shortage of otherworldly surprises, but it's her this-worldly protagonist who steals the show…Informed by a richly woven mythology and propelled by themes of regret and revenge, Creatures of Passage has earned some apt comparisons to Toni Morrison's Beloved ."– Philadelphia Inquirer , One of the Best Books of Winter 2021"Written over the course of 17 years, Morowa Yejidé‘s new book, Creatures of Passage , is set in Anacostia in 1977 and follows twins–one living, one dead–who share names with the Egyptian gods Nephthys and Osiris. But that barely hints at the richness and complexity of the book’s many strands."– Washingtonian "Hauntingly magical, this sophomore novel by Morowa Yejidé centers a young woman dealing with the loss of her brother, her young great-nephew who mysteriously shows up at her door and Washington, DC, the city that provides an otherworldly backdrop to this imaginative thriller."– Ms. Magazine , A Most Anticipated Book of 2021“Morowa Yejidé's Creatures of Passage gives readers a chance to experience grief and intergenerational trauma in a unique way."– The Root "This enthralling, otherworldly story follows Nepthys Kinwell, a taxi driver in Washington, D.C., as she grapples with grief."– Woman's World "Comparisons to Toni Morrison's masterpiece Beloved always perk up our ears, but in the case of Morowa Yejidé’s Creatures of Passage the hype is warranted…History-haunted in the best sense, readers shouldn’t miss this mythic thriller."– Chicago Review of Books Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying passengers in a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and dumped in the Anacostia River.Unknown to Nephthys when the novel opens in 1977, her estranged great-nephew, ten-year-old Dash, is finding himself drawn to the banks of that very same river. It is there that Dash–reeling from having witnessed an act of molestation at his school, but still questioning what and who he saw–has charmed conversations with a mysterious figure he calls the «River Man.»When Dash arrives unexpectedly at Nephthys's door bearing a cryptic note about his unusual conversations with the River Man, Nephthys must face what frightens her most.Morowa Yejidé's deeply captivating novel shows us an unseen Washington filled with otherworldly landscapes, flawed super-humans, and reluctant ghosts, and brings together a community intent on saving one young boy in order to reclaim itself.