In this evocative and thrilling tale from New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews, see Corrine Dixon as a young girl and discover the fascinating family history of the Dollanganger clan.
Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Pocket Books
“I will probably be clutching Flowers in the Attic…on my deathbed.” —Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl Forbidden passions have shaped and haunted the Dollanganger family since their first novel—Flowers in the Attic—debuted forty years ago. Now discover how twisted the roots of the family tree truly are, and witness the family’s origins as the result of one wild and complicated relationship. In this evocative and thrilling tale from New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrews, see Corrine Dixon as a young girl and discover the fascinating family history of the Dollanganger clan. Two generations before Corinne Foxworth locked her children in an attic, her grandmother, a gorgeous young girl named Corrine Dixon, is swept away by the charms of rich, sophisticated, and handsome Garland Foxworth. After discovering that Corrine is pregnant, Garland does what appears to be the honorable thing and marries her in a huge ceremony on the luxurious Foxworth Hall grounds. Both families fervently overlook the pregnancy, happy for a suitable resolution. Now the mistress of a labyrinthine estate, Corrine discovers that nothing is what is seems. Garland is not the man once captivated by her charms, and she’s increasingly troubled by his infatuation with memories of his departed mother. Can Corrine survive this strange new life? Or is her fate already sealed? Explore the origins of the legendary Dollanganger family in this page-turning, gripping gothic thriller.
stashed it beneath the contents of a dresser drawer, and tossed his hands in the
air for show as he spoke aloud. ... Moving a bar stool directly beneath the attic
portal, he placed a penlight and pencil in his pajama pocket then slipped a note ...
Author: Michael Pinchot
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Reagan-Bush Just Say No drug prevention program has plummeted Panamanian General Manuel Noriegas CIA shared drug profits to a personal threatening low. The dictator launches an operation to establish a northern drug trafficking route, exclusive of the CIA, in order to provide funds necessary to sustain his military dictatorship. Mike Majors, an American street wise engineering consultant, is coerced into the operation due to his made to order involvement on a petroleum project triangulating Louisianas Cajun country, Alaskas Prudhoe Bay, and Panama. Panamanian intelligence agent Evangelista Alcantara, a former Miss Panama, is charged with sexually entrapping Majors, happily married with three children, into Tundras web. Between Majors, the CIA, the Vatican, the White House boiler-room, and, surprisingly Evangelista, Noriega and Bush get more than they bargained for.
The second book in a new prequel story arc, Out of the Attic explores the Dollanganger family saga by traveling back decades to when the clan’s wicked destiny first took root.
Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“I will probably be clutching Flowers in the Attic in my gnarled hands on my deathbed.” —GILLIAN FLYNN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sharp Objects The twisted, beloved Dollanganger legend began two generations before Corrine Foxworth locked away her children in Flowers in the Attic. The second book in a new prequel story arc, Out of the Attic explores the Dollanganger family saga by traveling back decades to when the clan’s wicked destiny first took root. Married to the handsome, wealthy Garland Foxworth following a wildfire romance, and an unexpected pregnancy, young Corrine Dixon finds her life very different from how she imagined it. Often alone in the mansion of Foxworth Hall, she can practically feel the ancestors’ judgment of her as insufficient—as not a Foxworth. Stern portraits glare at her from the walls, and the servants treat her strangely. Nothing in the vast place is truly hers. Even her son, Malcolm Foxworth, born in the luxe Swan Room and instantly whisked away to a wet nurse, feels alien to her. With a husband alternately absent and possessively close, Corrine doesn’t yet realize that she’s barely scratched the surface of what lies beneath Foxworth Hall’s dark facade and the family that guards its legacies. With the fortieth anniversary celebration of Flowers in the Attic, and ten new Lifetime movies in the past five years, there has never been a better time to experience the forbidden world of V.C. Andrews.
She trotted across the lawn to the low hedge beneath the attic window. Grass
continued for about six feet beyond the hedge before stopping abruptly at the
perimeter of the forest. On the grass behind the hedge rested a large pie tin full of
Author: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
I was like a thief in the night; I was busy placing the ladder beneath the attic door,
and in a flash, I was climbing up like a little girl with a huge beige plastic bucket in
one hand, and a large white cup inside the bucket. My plan was to use the cup ...
Author: Angela Brent-Harris
Love Doesn’t Die presents an inspiring, spiritually enriched memoir of life in Jamaica. Author Angela Brent-Harris celebrates her father’s eccentric life in Jamaica along with the lives of the rest of her family. She focuses mainly on her relationship with her father, delving into what it was like growing up in Jamaica, in all of its natural beauty and laid-back lifestyle. Inner peace from the shared experiences and warm memories that Angela enjoyed with her father comes shining through as she lovingly relates events from her childhood. Whether reminiscing about her father’s love of jazz and the many concerts that he promoted or basking in her memories of time spent with her family just hanging out, Angela conveys a feeling of family warmth and compassion in Love Doesn’t Die. She recalls the comfort, purity of love, family values, and spirituality that were so ingrained in her family life. Her family is a loving example of what happens when a family really works at being a family. Love Doesn’t Die offers an inspiring perspective on life as lived by a family headed by strong and loving parents who never lose sight of the impact their positive examples will have on their children’s lives long after they are gone.
That's how they got to the attic.” “Well, why ... For these days of cleaning out, the
boy had borrowed a pickup truck from a friend and parked it on the lawn beneath
the attic window, so the smaller items of discard could be tossed directly into it.
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Random House
The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his aging heroes and heroines. One man loves his wife’s twin, and several men love the imagined bliss of their pasts; one woman takes an impotent lover, and another must administer her father’s death. Bourgeois comforts and youthful convictions are tenderly seen as certain to erode: “Man,” as one of these stories concludes, “was not meant to abide in paradise.”
When he'd found it - wedged between the floorboards beneath the attic window -
it had been this tarnished, crusty old thing I'd barely glanced at twice. Andy had
thrown it into the box marked MISSION AUCTION, and I hadn't really thought ...
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Heaven Sent is the sixth, final book in the exciting The Mediator series by Meg Cabot. Suze should be on cloud nine. She's going out with Jesse, the most gorgeous ghost of all time. But her fellow mediator, Paul Slater, wants Suze all to himself, and he's hell-bent on making the happy couple ancient history. When creepy Paul threatens to travel back in time and stop Jesse from dying, Suze is seriously spooked. Her boyfriend has a ghost of a chance to live again – but it would be without her. So what will Jesse choose? Life – or love? The preceding books in the series include Love You to Death, High Stakes, Mean Spirits, Young Blood and Grave Doubts.
He carried the ladder and the flashlight back into the hall and set up the
stepladder beneath the attic doorway. He ascended the ladder and placed one
hand flat against the cutout square of Sheetrock. Pushing up, particles of dust
drifted down ...
Author: Ronald Malfi
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
When Alan Hammerstun inherits a quaint ranch house in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, he and his wife Heather seize the opportunity to leave New York and the haunting aftermath of two miscarriages. Eager to start over in the rural North Carolina town, they hope this new beginning will be the antidote to Heather’s severe depression. For a time everything seems perfect. Too perfect, in fact. The neighbors are all young, handsome, healthy, and friendly. While surveying his new property, Alan finds a dirt path through the forest designated by stone markers carved with strange symbols, which culminates in a grassy clearing. One night Alan dreams the path ends at the foot of a lake and dives in; when he awakes gritty with lake grime and improved health and strength, he wonders if it could cure Heather’s depression and infertility as well. When the townspeople warn Alan of the lake’s powers, he must decide if the community’s secret is a nightmare or a miracle.
The family of swallows who considered Riverton their own sought refuge beneath
the attic eaves, watching us curiously and quietly, robbed of their spirit for singing
. Even the trees that lined the driveway were silent. Their leafy tops sat ...
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, went on to sell a million copies in the UK alone and won the Richard and Judy Book Club Best Read of the Year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a special foreword from the author. Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
There were other folded sheets as well, all hidden throughout his many attic
books and ultimately lost—urgent missives ... picture having been done by Roger
when the boy was twelve, and slipped beneath the attic door two summers ago.
Author: Mitch Cullin
The basis for the Major Motion Picture Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney and directed by Bill Condon. It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know. A novel of exceptional grace and literary sensitivity, A Slight Trick of the Mind is a brilliant imagining of our greatest fictional detective and a stunning inquiry into the mysteries of human connection. From the Trade Paperback edition.