The Night Child

A Novel

Author: Anna Quinn

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1538434334

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7615

This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds. Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl’s face appears above the students’ desks—“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora’s body—the kind of raw terror you feel when there’s no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire—when you think you might die.” Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered—a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. “Anna Quinn writes with bright and assured authority, making this a remarkable debut novel you won’t soon forget. Her haunting story, expertly and lovingly crafted, leaves you breathless with both terror and hope.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Night Child

Author: Anna Quinn

Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series

ISBN: 9781683247401

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 2273

"In this psychological thriller that examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present, a Seattle teacher meets with neurologists and a psychiatrist when she starts seeing a girl's face. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered--a secret that pushes her toward an even deeper psychological breakdown"--


Author: James Barclay

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615929118

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

View: 1429

There Is A New Power Coming. It will sweep aside the four colleges of magic. It is the power of the land, and it has manifested itself in Lyanna, a five year old girl. Unknowingly, she could destroy Balaia. Desperate to maintain their power, the colleges will do anything to control the child. If that fails, they will kill her. Terrified, Lyanna's mother, Erienne the mage, takes her into hiding. But they can't hide forever. As the hunt goes on, Lyanna starts to test her powers and nature itself begins to turn on Balaia. Her father, Denser of The Raven, is also desperate to find her. But can even The Raven find Erienne and her child when they do not want to be found? And if they do find them, what then should they do? Lyanna is ripping the world apart. Thousands are dying. Can The Raven afford to let her live?

Child of the Night

Author: Nancy Kilpatrick

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 9780889628205

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

View: 6879

The first volume in a terrifying new erotic vampire series, Power of Blood, presenting the stories of three very contemporary and very deadly ghouls. In Child of the Night, Carol is in Paris recovering from the end of her marriage when she meets Andre, a mysterious man who tries to seduce her. The story takes a bizarre and chilling twist when Carol sees him murder a man and discovers he is in fact an ancient and powerful vampire. Andre begins to persuade her to hide his existence, and forces Carol to make a sexual arrangement with him in order to save her life—and the life of their unborn child!

Helping Your Child Sleep Through the Night

Author: Joanne Cuthbertson,Susie Schevill

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 0385192509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

View: 6204

Offers advice to parents on how to promote good sleeping habits in children and solve the sleeping problems from infancy to five years old

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations, and how You Can Find Them in the Sky

Author: Michael Driscoll

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781579123666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 93

View: 3014

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

Night Child

Author: Jes Battis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633819

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8956

That’s a dead vampire, I thought. My boss dragged me out of bed at two in the morning to see a dead vampire? I might be an Occult Special Investigator for Vancouver’s Mystical Crime Lab, but a dead vampire is routine, and no reason to disturb a person’s sleep! Then I took a closer look at the body… Tess Corday soon realizes that there is not going to be anything ordinary about this case. Not the lab results on the cause of death. Not Mia Polanski, the teenage girl living at the address found in the vamp’s pocket, who may well be in thrall to a demon. And certainly not Lucian Agrado, the necromancer who is liaison to the vampire community. Agrado is supposed to be part of the solution, but Tess suspects he might be part of the problem. Under pressure from her boss, Tess is trying to go by the book on this one. But when Mia reaches out to her, she risks her career to help the girl. And finds herself in the middle of a paranormal conspiracy that will change her life forever. Or possibly end it…

In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills

Author: Jennifer Haupt

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

ISBN: 1771681349

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9096

In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills follows the intertwining stories of three women from vastly diverse cultures searching for personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. Lillian Carlson, an African-American civil rights activist now in her early 50s, traveled to Africa from Atlanta in 1970 to grieve the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. She dreamed of bettering the world, one child at a time, with an orphanage in Rwanda's rift valley. Three decades later, in New York City, Rachel Shepherd, a white bartender in her mid-30s, lost and looking for her purpose in life, embarks on a journey to find the father who abandoned her as a child during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. When Rachel travels to Rwanda, searching for her father, she finds Lillian and a young Rwandan woman with secrets that bind her to Rachel's father. Together, they all discover something unexpected: grace when there can be no forgiveness.

A Night, A Secret...A Child

Author: Miranda Lee

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426856288

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2202

Nicolas Dupre thought he'd left his past in a small Australian bush town far behind. He'd made billions as a theatrical entrepreneur in New York and London. But then he received a request to return to Rocky Creek, and everything he'd tried to forget came rushing back…. Including Serina, whom he hadn't seen since that last night when they'd shared passion like hungry animals. Nicolas had never gotten over her, or how she'd wronged him. Here was his chance to claim one final bedding, and closure…. Only, Serina had a secret that could change his life….

The Night Diary

Author: Veera Hiranandani

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735228531

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7311

In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.

Smoky Night

Author: Eve Bunting,David Diaz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152018849

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 6980

When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality. A Caldecott Medal winner. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The House in the Night

Author: Susan Marie Swanson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547528302

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4876

A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371565

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4957

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Stolen in the Night

The True Story of a Family's Murder, a Kidnapping and the Child Who Survived

Author: Gary C. King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312942052

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 2169

Describes how Joseph Duncan, a violent pedophile convicted in the rape and torture of a young teenage boy, was released only to kidnap two young children, Shasta and Dylan Groene, after slaughtering their parents and older brother, a crime that eventually led to Duncan's capture, the rescue of Shasta, and the search for the still missing Dylan. Original.

The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534647

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3358

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.


Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466805366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 5304

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Teach Your Child to Sleep Through the Night

The No-Nonsense Baby and Toddler Sleep Solution

Author: Dr Annemarie Christie

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1925171191

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 221

View: 3145

In just ONE WEEK, you can teach your child to sleep through the night! In this easy-to-read guide, Dr Annemarie Christie shows you a proven system to get your child sleeping through the night and taking long restful naps in the day. Packed with useful tips, tools and techniques to ensure you and your child get a good night’s sleep. This book will change your life and help your child to reach their potential! Using the ACE Parent philosophy, Dr Christie will show you how to become an Affirmative, Confident and Empowered parent. Inside this book, you’ll discover: - the 4 key steps in parenting - the secret truth about crying - 10 essential tips to help your child to settle - sample guides of normal sleep patterns for age - and much, much more! We all know the negative effects that sleep deprivation has on us as adults but imagine what it is doing to your child! Their little brain is still developing, forming vital connections that are necessary for them to learn and grow. Sleep is essential for little ones and now there is a way that you can help them learn how to sleep. All children are different and require different techniques for settling. In this book, you will be able to identify the techniques that will work best for your child. Imagine this, peaceful nights... hours of continuous unbroken sleep... no more dark circles staring back at you in the mirror... and a happy baby! This book will show you how you can achieve this for your family. But how long will this take? You will see improvements in just one week! Dr Christie is a mother of 4 children and intimately understands both the joys and the perils of parenting. There is no way to be a perfect parent but there are so many ways to be a great one! This book will help you to begin your journey as an ACE Parent – Affirmative, Confident and Empowered!

Bears in the Night

Author: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375983244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7107

Illus. in full color. The Bears' adventures take them in, out, around, and about. "A good job of combining words and pictures into a slapstick but cohesive story."--School Library Journal. From the Hardcover edition.

The Night Child

Author: C. L. Stump

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781440498855


Page: 64

View: 6352

The Night Child is a vampire story based in the 1800s. Young James Ailing is a vampeel-his father was a vampire and his mother is human. He battles the usual adolescent problems of peer acceptance and bullying in school, but he also has to do battle with far worse enemies than the school bully. Along the way, James Ailing finds himself in love with a beautiful girl, Anna Davis. Their connection puts her into harm's way, but she turns out to be an invaluable ally in his fight. Between James, Anna, and some very confused adults, things are very interesting.