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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

  • 作 者:Delia Owens
  • 出版年:2018
  • 出版社:G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • ISBN:9780735219106
  • 點閱率:2

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 10 million copies sold worldwide A Reese's Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!--Reese Witherspoon Painfully beautiful.--The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the Marsh Girl have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

When the Apricots Bloom: A Novel of Riveting and Evocative Fiction

When the Apricots Bloom: A Novel of Riveting and Evocative Fiction

  • 作 者:Gina Wilkinson
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Kensington Books
  • ISBN:9781496729354
  • 點閱率:5

A BuzzFeed Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Release A Target Book Club Pick A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books Selection At night, in Huda’s fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the mukhabarat—the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador’s wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenaged son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own. Huda’s former friend, Rania, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family’s wealth is gone, and Rania too is battling to keep her child safe and a roof over their heads. As the women’s lives intersect, their hidden pasts spill into the present. Facing possible betrayal at every turn, all three must trust in a fragile, newfound loyalty, even as they discover how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect their families. “Vivid…secrets and lies mingle as easily as the scent of apricot blossoms and nargilah smoke. Wilkinson weaves in the miasma of fear and distrust that characterized Hussein’s regime with convincing detail. Richly drawn characters and high-stakes plot.” —Publishers Weekly

Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption

Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption

  • 作 者:Deborah J. Cohan
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN:9781978808928
  • 點閱率:5

Recommended Book in Domestic Violence by DomesticShelters.org How do you go about caregiving for an ill and elderly parent with a lifelong history of abuse and control, intertwined with expressions of intense love and adoration? How do you reconcile the resulting ambivalence, fear, and anger? Welcome to Wherever We Are is a meditation on what we hold onto, what we let go of, how we remember others and ultimately how we’re remembered. Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her father, a man who was simultaneously loud, gentle, loving and cruel and whose brilliant career as an advertising executive included creating slogans like “Hey, how ‘bout a nice Hawaiian punch?” Wrestling with emotional extremes that characterize abusive relationships, Cohan shows how she navigated life with a man who was at once generous and affectionate, creating magical coat pockets filled with chocolate kisses when she was a little girl, yet who was also prone to searing, vicious remarks like “You’d make my life easier if you’d commit suicide.” In this gripping memoir, Cohan tells her unique personal story while also weaving in her expertise as a sociologist and domestic abuse counselor to address broader questions related to marriage, violence, divorce, only children, intimacy and loss. A story most of us can relate to as we reckon with past and future choices against the backdrop of complicated family dynamics, Welcome to Wherever We Are is about how we might come to live our own lives better amidst unpredictable changes through grief and healing.

Three Hours in Paris

Three Hours in Paris

  • 作 者:Cara Black
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Soho Crime
  • ISBN:9781641292580
  • 點閱率:2

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why. Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life—all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up. New York Times bestselling author Cara Black is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this masterful, pulse-pounding story about one young woman with the temerity—and drive—to take on Hitler himself.

The Perfect Guests

The Perfect Guests

  • 作 者:Emma Rous
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Berkley
  • ISBN:9780440000488
  • 點閱率:3

The USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair returns with another delicious, twisty novel—about a grand estate with many secrets, an orphan caught in a web of lies, and a young woman playing a sinister game. 1988. Beth Soames is fourteen years old when her aunt takes her to stay at Raven Hall, a rambling manor in the isolated East Anglian fens. The Averells, the family who lives there, are warm and welcoming, and Beth becomes fast friends with their daughter, Nina. At times, Beth even feels like she's truly part of the family...until they ask her to help them with a harmless game—and nothing is ever the same. 2019. Sadie Langton is an actress struggling to make ends meet when she lands a well-paying gig to pretend to be a guest at a weekend party. She is sent a suitcase of clothing, a dossier outlining the role she is to play, and instructions. It's strange, but she needs the money, and when she sees the stunning manor she'll be staying at, she figures she’s got nothing to lose. In person, Raven Hall is even grander than she'd imagined—even with damage from a fire decades before—but the walls seem to have eyes. As day turns to night, Sadie starts to feel that there’s something off about the glamorous guests who arrive, and as the party begins, it becomes chillingly apparent their unseen host is playing games with everyone...including her.

The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel

The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel

  • 作 者:Claire Lombardo
  • 出版年:2019
  • 出版社:Anchor
  • ISBN:9780525564232
  • 點閱率:2

“A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory.” —Madeline Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Circe A New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction In this “rich, complex family saga” (USA Today) full of long-buried family secrets, Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, blithely ignorant of all that awaits them. By 2016, they have four radically different daughters, each in a state of unrest. Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator turned stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and self-doubt; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. With the unexpected arrival of young Jonah Bendt—a child placed for adoption by one of the daughters fifteen years before—the Sorensons will be forced to reckon with the rich and varied tapestry of their past. As they grapple with years marred by adolescent angst, infidelity, and resentment, they also find the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

  • 作 者:Beth Morrey
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • ISBN:9780525542452
  • 點閱率:3

For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving "coming-of-old" story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself--at any age. "At a time when people are having to isolate, [this novel is] a balm, offering an expansive sense of love and possibility at a time when the main characters feel like those chances are gone." --Christian Science Monitor The world has changed around seventy-nine-year-old librarian Millicent Carmichael, aka Missy. Though quick to admit that she often found her roles as a housewife and mother less than satisfying, Missy once led a bustling life driven by two children, an accomplished and celebrated husband, and a Classics degree from Cambridge. Now her husband is gone, her daughter is estranged after a shattering argument, and her son has moved to his wife's native Australia, taking Missy's beloved only grandchild half-a-world away. She spends her days sipping sherry, avoiding people, and rattling around in her oversized, under-decorated house waiting for...what exactly? The last thing Missy expects is for two perfect strangers and one spirited dog named Bob to break through her prickly exterior and show Missy just how much love she still has to give. In short order, Missy finds herself in the jarring embrace of an eclectic community that simply won't take no for an answer--including a rambunctious mutt-on-loan whose unconditional love gives Missy a reason to re-enter the world one muddy paw print at a time. Filled with wry laughter and deep insights, The Love Story of Missy Carmichael is a coming-of-old story that shows us it's never too late to forgive yourself and, just as important, it's never too late to love.

The Glass Hotel: A novel

The Glass Hotel: A novel

  • 作 者:Emily St. John Mandel
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Vintage
  • ISBN:9780525562948
  • 點閱率:3

“The perfect novel ... Freshly mysterious.” —The Washington Post From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events—the exposure of a massive criminal enterprise and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star lodging on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. On the night she meets Jonathan Alkaitis, a hooded figure scrawls a message on the lobby's glass wall: Why don’t you swallow broken glass. High above Manhattan, a greater crime is committed: Alkaitis's billion-dollar business is really nothing more than a game of smoke and mirrors. When his scheme collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan’s wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call. In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives.

逃出立法院

逃出立法院

  • 點閱率:7

標準魯蛇王有為(禾浩辰 飾)是立法院裡的替代役,卻在立委熊穎穎(賴雅妍飾)與反派立委的衝突中,意外害熊穎穎使用暴力,不得不引咎辭職,她便強硬的要求王有為替她把立委選回來。連班長都沒當過的王有為就這樣補選上了立委! 新科立委王有為上任的某天,立法院爆發化工廠流出活屍病毒,立委高官甚至總統一個個互咬變成活屍,瞬間快速傳染,所有立委成了活屍,立法院成為血流成河的人間煉獄。王有為在與活屍立委廝殺的過程中,發現自己竟對病毒免疫,他與倖存者熊穎穎等人決定打爆活屍,奮力逃出立法院,因為他們全都想要活著出去,一個都不能少!

練愛iNG

練愛iNG

  • 點閱率:6

魏宏仁是所謂的人生魯蛇組,夢想當演員,卻只能在片場當臨演兼打雜,想在女友面前爭氣,卻慘遭毒甩。看不下的昔日好友們,決定幫助宏仁找回帥氣自信,展開一系列「練習談戀愛」的不NG訓練!宏仁不但要練習和100個不認識的女生聊天、還要學會瞬間觀察女生們心裡真正的需求!更因此認識了獨立、漂亮卻對愛情冷感的副導惠欣、兇狠但純情的製片鄭哥、精明可愛的化妝師小芳、擅長炒熱場面的魔術師、只用老招耍帥把妹的大明星。宏仁才發現,原來在練愛的路上他並不孤單......

野雀之詩

野雀之詩

  • 點閱率:7

小翰與含笑姨祖孫倆相依為命居於山城小鎮,在生靈萬物的照看下生活,他拾回一隻垂死麻雀並將牠下葬的那天,久別的母親阿麗帶來要接小翰同住的消息。與母親來到城市,小翰踏入迥異於自然山林、複雜而混濁的世界。阿麗遭情人不告而別後,重操舊業回酒店上班,酒店少爺連仔成為載送阿麗接客的男友兼馬伕,並在一次爭吵中暴力相向,小翰因此被送回山上老家。老家房裡的含笑姨沉睡著,依偎在旁的小翰彷彿進入一場夢中,祖孫倆重返那座麻雀的小墳,但是墳已毀,鳥屍也不見蹤跡……。在徬徨無助中成長的小翰,在情感依賴中掙扎的阿麗,和澹然知命迎向凋零的含笑姨,一家三代,每個人就像是彼此的過去或未來;而關在籠中的野鳥,又能用多少力氣抵抗命運?

菠蘿蜜

菠蘿蜜

  • 點閱率:6

「為了爭取獨立,馬來亞共產黨在森林裡打了數十年的游擊戰。當他們的小孩在戰時出生,會被送出森林,以求生存。」這是《菠蘿蜜》劇情長片的起始,也是輪迴。男主角一凡的祖父母參與了這場游擊戰爭,一凡的父親「蜜」,即是他們禁忌的愛所誕生的嬰孩。為了求存,「蜜」被秘密地偷渡出叢林,但是一輩子生活在困惑中。   隨著時光推進,長大成人的一凡又因身分與國家制度,不得已從馬來西亞來到臺灣念大學,在這裡遇上了同樣身不由己、來到臺灣按摩院打工的萊拉;兩人漸漸萌芽的情愫,悲劇性的重複著當年一凡祖父母因身份與家庭而走向分離的命運。

我,最親愛的

我,最親愛的

  • 點閱率:8

為了父親的移墓,定居美國長達九年的阿棕,睽違許久回到家鄉。他帶了伊恩一起回來,但全家族並不知道伊恩正是阿棕的男友,而此趟阿棕也正打算與母親出櫃。長久以來,母親一直希望阿棕能夠早點成家,讓她可以抱孫子,就跟所有平凡的家庭一樣。阿棕一直找不到最適當的時機開口,就在此時,他意外得知母親罹患重病的消息……

死因無可疑

死因無可疑

  • 點閱率:4

保險經紀葉永信(陳家樂 飾)做事熱情認真,一天突然被神秘客戶指定跟進一張保單,上門拜訪時,竟然親眼目睹客戶朱重德(黃秋生 飾)的兒子吊死在潻黑的房間內,嚇出一身冷干的他,認為朱重德在現場的反應古怪,直覺認定他是為了詐取保險金而殺了兒子,決心對朱重德和他殘障的妻子沈子玲(林嘉欣 飾)展開調查。

愛,在記憶消失的那一天

愛,在記憶消失的那一天

  • 點閱率:5

事業成功的他赫然發覺自己有早發性阿茲海默症,急速的退化在家族中引起漣漪式恐慌;一扇意外開啟的門,讓他跨出了生命巧妙的另一章,遇到無家可歸的少女後,空洞的生命因為亦父亦友的關係而溫暖飽滿,沒有血緣也是能以家人之名互相珍惜。

新冠疫情改變了世界

新冠疫情改變了世界

  • 點閱率:5

2020年對世界造成立即而重大衝擊的,莫過於新型冠狀肺炎的爆發。這場目前尚看不到盡頭的疫情,不僅是一場浩大的全球健康危機,更對各國經濟、社會、政治、教育乃至文化,帶來天翻地覆甚至是永遠的改變。本節目探討在這波公衛挑戰中,英國在各方面受到哪些影響,上至政府,下至人民,如何從各層面去對抗疫情。再者,除了負面衝擊,疫情還能帶給人類什麼樣的正面啟示!

畫畫小人國

畫畫小人國

  • 點閱率:4

這部歷險動畫,表面上看是一則純真的幻想故事,然底子裡卻饒富深意,導演試圖透過動畫作品與柏拉圖的「理想國」相互對應,片中「畫畫小人國」的人民分成三種身份,猶如種族階級意識的縮影,裡頭包括繪製完整的上層人、尚未上色完成的半成人,以及只有線條的草稿人。上層人打壓異類,更不准其他階層進入城堡,因此有人急著找到畫家,期望「他」能把大家「畫完」,消除不同階層間的差異,追尋者各懷心事,等著畫家解答自己心中的疑惑。不僅洋溢輕快的中古歐式風情,大膽如野獸派、細膩的印象派等繪畫風,相當引人入勝。

如果我擁抱你請不要害怕

如果我擁抱你請不要害怕

  • 點閱率:6

一個義大利父親,一個自閉症孩子,一臺哈雷,一趟擁抱驚喜的公路之旅。 講述男歌手偶然與從未見過的少年自閉症兒子相遇,由於16年從未陪伴愛子,因此產生了頓悟,決定與兒子進行一場精彩的公路冒險之旅,是一部笑中帶淚,悲喜交織的感人佳片。電影改編自真實故事,導演靈感來自於義大利「卡爾維諾文學獎」得主 埃爾瓦思 暢銷書《如果我擁抱你,請不要害怕》改編而成。

無聲

無聲

  • 點閱率:5

學校裡很寧靜,但卻充斥著詭異氛圍。天真無邪的學生一起在玩一個遊戲,但這個遊戲卻是不能說的秘密,可是到底為什麼不能說…在這個遊戲中,什麼才是勝利?誰勝誰負?又或,大家口中不能說的遊戲只是一種無助的求救訊號?在孤寂的無聲世界中,聽不見,不代表看不見,其實,你並不孤單。

語愛相隨

語愛相隨

  • 點閱率:5

安妮有點笨拙,但對語言充滿熱情,像是俚語、標點錯誤、口頭禪和不尋常的寶寶名字,對她來說,這是令人驚訝且有趣的,她對此有強烈的意見!然而,她工作的雜誌只會讓她寫夏季時尚和藜麥沙拉,謝天謝地,她可以與她的同事和最好的朋友提莫分享她的挫折感。當她最終不得不照顧她的父親時,安妮決定她想做一個徹底的改變,她想逃避朝九晚五的生活,找到更有意義的工作及她生命中的愛,就在她即將交出她的辭呈時,她與迷人而又帥氣的攝影師里克萊烏合作,她決定再待一會兒,但這個決定真的會讓她開心嗎?

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