The powerless must have a dream or two,dreams that break walls,dreams that go through walls as if they are powerless.
The curtain open on four figures,two men and two women.There is the sultan,who wants a virgin every night;there is his brother,who makes an enemy of darkness and tries to banish it;and there are their ambitious brides,the sisters Shahrzad and Dunyazad,aspiring to be heroines-or martyrs.Travelling in and out of these lives to spellbinding effect is a range of stories,dark,poetic and witty in turn,spanning medieval to contemporary times.
With its sharp and lively blend of past and present,its skillful reworking of the historical tradition,and its evocative language,When Dreams Travel has all the significance of modern myth.
A magical tour de force by a writer at the height of her powers.
Katherine Stone creates a captivating blend of wistful romance and thrilling intrigue with A Midnight Clear. When renowned trauma surgeon Jace Chandler encounters a painfully thin Julia Anne Hayley on a Christmastime flight to London, she is clutching a child's bedraggled, obviously well-loved stuffed rabbit. Julia has come to say good-bye to the ghosts of Christmases past while Jace is heading up a medical mission in a Balkan war zone to avoid confronting the Yuletide and the tormenting 20-year-old memories it holds. Thrown together in the midst of holiday chaos, Jace and Julia finally begin to heal themselves and each other. At the end of their six-day idyll, each carries part of the other--Jace has new, joyful memories of Christmas seen through Julia's violet eyes to help him through the atrocities of war, and Julia is pregnant with Jace's baby.
The Naked Face
The Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon
Judd Stevens is a psychoanalyst faced with the most critical case of his life.
If he does not penetrate the mind of a murderer he will find himself arrested for murder or murdered himself...
Two people closely involved with Dr. Stevens have already been killed. Is one of the doctor's patients responsible? Someone overwhelmed by his problems? A neurotic driven by compulsion? A madman? Before the murderer strikes again, Judd must strip away the mask of innocence the criminal wears, uncover the inner emotions, fears, and desires, to expose the naked face behind it all.
Shadowland by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anand,the hero of the Brotherhood of the Conch series, now fifteen, is settling back into his life as an apprentice in the lush Silver Valley, nestled high in the Himalayas. There he continues to learn the secret arts of the Brotherhood. But suddenly his adopted home is reduced to a barren wasteland when his beloved conch, the valley's source of magical energy, is stolen by an unknown force. Together with his friend Nisha, Anand embarks on what may be his most dangerous mission -traveling to the cold and forbidding world of Shadowland in his attempt to restore the conch to its rightful place, and his home to its original splendor.