Fight Club is the brainchild of Tyler Durden, who thinks he has found a way for himself and his friends to live beyond their confining and stultifying lives. But in Tyler's world there are no rules, no limits, no brakes. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now, one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true. Creatures extinct for eons now roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them -- for a Creatures extinct for eons now roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them -- for a price.
Until something goes wrong This is the story of the Louis, as told in his own words, of his journey through mortal and immortal life. Louis recounts how he became a vampire at the hands of the radiant and sinister Lestat and how he became indoctrinated, unwillingly, into the vampire way of life. His story ebbs and flows His story ebbs and flows through the streets of New Orleans, defining crucial moments such as his discovery of the exquisite lost young child Claudia, wanting not to hurt but to comfort her with the last breaths of humanity he has inside.
Yet, he makes Claudia a vampire, trapping her womanly passion, will, and intelligence inside the body of a small child.
Louis and Claudia form a seemingly unbreakable alliance and even "settle down" for a while in the opulent French Quarter. Louis remembers Claudia's struggle to understand herself and the hatred they both have for Lestat that sends them halfway across the world to seek others of their kind. Louis and Claudia are desperate to find somewhere they belong, to find others who understand, and someone who knows what and why they are.
Louis and Claudia travel Europe, eventually coming to Paris and the ragingly successful Theatre des Vampires -- a theatre of vampires pretending to be mortals pretending to be vampires. Here they meet the magnetic and ethereal Armand, who brings them into a whole society of vampires. But Louis and Claudia find that finding others like themselves provides no easy answers and in fact presents dangers they scarcely imagined. The Green Mile by Stephen King.
Read this history-making serial novel -- from cliffhanger to cliffhanger -- in its entirety. When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list -- simultaneously When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list -- simultaneously -- and delighted millions of fans the world over.
Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity.
In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour the paperback edition Eclipse, the third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger.
In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
Book List - Books made into movies
Read by Ilyana Kadushin; unabridged. Susan R. Sue-in-AZ - ,. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time.
Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives. In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer.
He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.
The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. Based on a a novella from Different Seasons, this unabridged tale focuses on a man convicted of murder, who finds himself in a prison ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly operated by a clever convict. Read by Frank Muller. Aimee B. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.
That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of The Silence of the Lambs--an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. Saga of a group heroes who set forth to save their world from evil. A brotherhood of 'hobbits,' elves, dwarves, and people is formed to combat evil forces. Tolkien drew on his extensive knowledge of folklore and the classics to create the worlds and creatures described in the trilogy, which Tolkien drew on his extensive knowledge of folklore and the classics to create the worlds and creatures described in the trilogy, which includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others.
But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.
Shannon R. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday. While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum.
Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Memoirs of A Geisha is an epic drama about the remote and shimmeringly exotic world of Sayuri, one of Japan? The novel has been a beloved bestseller all over the world and is now set to become the major movie event of the year.
The film stars Asia? In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess. We follow Sayuri from her childhood in an impoverished fishing village, where in , she is sold to a representative of a geisha house, who is drawn by the child's unusual blue-grey eyes.
From there she is taken to Gion, the pleasure district of Kyoto. She is nine years old. In the years that follow, as she works to pay back the price of her purchase, Sayuri will be schooled in music and dance, learn to apply the geisha's elaborate makeup, wear elaborate kimono, and care for a coiffure so fragile that it requires a special pillow.
She will also acquire a magnanimous tutor and a venomous rival. Surviving the intrigues of her trade and the upheavals of war, the resourceful Sayuri is a romantic heroine on the order of Jane Eyre and Scarlett O'Hara. And Memoirs of a Geisha is a triumphant work - suspenseful, and utterly persuasive. Charlotte's Web by E. An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion.
Determined to save her friend, Charlotte Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. Sixty years ago, on October 15, , E. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time.
To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is itself a beautiful translation of White's own view of the world—of the joy he took in the change of seasons, in farm life, in the miracles of life and death, and, in short, the glory of everything. We are proud to include Kate DiCamillo's foreword in the 60th anniversary editions of this cherished classic. Charlotte's Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A.
Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to quite a pig. How all this comes about is Mr. White's story. It is a story of the magic of childhood on the farm. The thousands of children who loved Stuart Little, the heroic little city mouse, will be entranced with Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and Fern, the little girl who understood their language.
The forty-seven black-and-white drawings by Garth Williams have all the wonderful detail and warmhearted appeal that children love in his work. Incomparably matched to E. White's marvelous story, they speak to each new generation, softly and irresistibly. Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.
The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi.
Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality. Henry works at the Newberry Library and Clare creates abstract paper art, but the cruel reality is that Henry is a prisoner of time. It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from It sweeps him back and forth at its leisure, from the present to the past, with no regard for where he is or what he is doing.
It drops him naked and vulnerable into another decade, wearing an age-appropriate face. In fact, it's not unusual for Henry to run into the other Henry and help him out of a jam. Sound unusual? Imagine Clare Detamble's astonishment at seeing Henry dropped stark naked into her parents' meadow when she was only six. Though, of course, until she came of age, Henry was always the perfect gentleman and gave young Clare nothing but his friendship as he dropped in and out of her life.
A pensive, titian-haired Alice trips down the rabbit hole in this adaptation that pairs the classic story with gracefully expressive illustrations. The Cheshire cat, who peers out at Alice from a crowd of leaves with a milk-tooth smile, does so with kittenish serenity. A lovely and faithful interpretation. The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere -- and The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere -- and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.
When Robert Kincaid drives through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer and turns into Francesca Johnson's farm lane looking for directions, the world-class photographer and the Iowa farm wife are joined in an experience of uncommon truth and stunning beauty that will haunt them forever. The Princess Bride Fox : S.
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears. Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere. What's it about? True Love. Strong Hate.
Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. In short, it's about everything. An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church.
Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, Was it murder or self-defense?
For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction.
Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight.
These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. What's a girl to do? Scatterbrained, social climbing Mrs. Bennet makes one demand of her five daughters. Marry well. Marry RICH.
But sweet Jane is hopelessly in love with Mr. Bingley, who doesn't seem to notice. Flighty Lydia wants a man -- any man -- preferably one Flighty Lydia wants a man -- any man -- preferably one in uniform. Kitty just wants to have fun. Shy Mary has her nose in a book. And Elizabeth--brilliant, stubborn, independent Lizzy -- refuses the advances of the most "marriageable" man in town -- haughty, handsome, wealthy Mr. Bennet's in hysterics, Mr. Bennet's in his study, Lydia's eloped with a soldier and Jane's heart may well be broken. Will any of the Bennet girls find true love and fortune?
Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a kingWhen Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family? Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.
A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart. Mooyaart-Doubleday Tr Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last year of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
In , with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old In , with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
With an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. The Outsiders by S. A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose ideal of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy.
At least he knows what to expect - until At least he knows what to expect - until the night someone takes things too far. Roots by Alex Haley. When he was a boy in Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell When he was a boy in Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family-stories that went back to her grandparents, and their grandparents, down through the generations all the way to a man she called "the African.
Still vividly remembering the stories after he grew up and became a writer, Haley began to search for documentation that might authenticate the narrative. It took ten years and a half a million miles of travel across continents to find it, but finally, in an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered not only the name of "the African"-Kunta Kinte-but the precise location of Juffure, the very village in The Gambia, West Africa, from which he was abducted in at the age of sixteen and taken on the Lord Ligonier to Maryland and sold to a Virginia planter. Haley has talked in Juffure with his own African sixth cousins.
On September 29, , he stood on the dock in Annapolis where his great-great-great-great-grandfather was taken ashore on September 29, Now he has written the monumental two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him-slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lumber mill workers and Pullman porters, lawyers and architects-and one author. But Haley has done more than recapture the history of his own family. As the first black American writer to trace his origins back to their roots, he has told the story of 39 million Americans of African descent.
He has rediscovered for an entire people a rich cultural heritage that slavery took away from them, along with their names and their identities. Roots speaks, finally, not just to blacks, or to whites, but to all peoples and all races everywhere, for the story it tells is one of the most eloquent testimonials ever written to the indomitability of the human spirit. In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time.
Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to where the wild things are. The Firm by John Grisham. At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly mistake. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage and hired him a decorator.
Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice -- if he wants to live.
Jason Bourne. He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank.
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He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initial: "J. But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators -- led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin.
And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him. In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D. Two clever pattern killers are Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing -- and they are working coast to coast. This time it's personal for Cross. The most elusive of killers has abducted Cross's niece, Naomi, a talented law student.
Only such a devastating blow could bring the detective back -- this time to the Deep South, where old slave prisons are buried in the forests, and houses of horror can disappear as in your worst nightmare. Naomi's kidnapping rips Alex Cross away from his kids and his jazz piano and sends him south with several questions burning in his mind. Why did the police wait seventy-two hours before beginning their search?
And what is the head of the FBI doing at the scene of a small-town crime? Meanwhile, somewhere out there Casanova is living a secret fantasy. In his private hideaway, the world's greatest lover has assembled seven of the South's most extraordinary young women for his personal use. It's an accomplishment he can share with only one other soulmate -- and that's definitely not his wife back in suburbia. But Casanova doesn't count on the exceptional abilities of one of his harem -- or having Alex Cross as a nemesis.
Angela B. When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets. At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all--a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years.
Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life? Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Originally published in , William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times. A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. At first they revel in the freedom and celebrate the absence of At first they revel in the freedom and celebrate the absence of grown-ups. Soon though, as the boys' fragile sense of order begins to collapse, their fears start to take on a sinister, primitive significance.
Suddenly, the world of cricket, homework and adventure stories seems a long way away. The boys are faced with a more pressing reality -- survival -- and the appearance of a terrifying beast who haunts their dreams. Holes Holes, Bk 1 by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something.
But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Cindy D. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope. In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth continuing without her-her school friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she'll be found, her killer trying to cover his tracks.
As months pass without leads, Susie sees her parents' marriage being contorted by loss, her sister hardening herself in an effort to stay strong, and her little brother trying to grasp the meaning of the word gone. And she explores the place called heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers adjust and friends to room with. Everything she ever wanted appears as soon as she thinks of it-except the thing she most wants: to be back with the people she loved on Earth.
With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie sees her loved ones pass through grief and begin to mend. Her father embarks on a risky quest to ensnare her killer. Her sister undertakes a feat of remarkable daring. And the boy Susie cared for moves on, only to find himself at the center of a miraculous event. The Lovely Bones is luminous and astonishing, a novel that builds out of grief the most hopeful of stories. In the hands of a brilliant new writer, this story of the worst thing a family can face is transformed into a suspenseful and even funny novel about love, memory, joy, heaven, and healing.
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. Thirtysomething and single, Bridget Jones undertakes an hilarious search for self-improvement, including a responsible relationship with an adult male. The reader will sigh, cry, and laugh out loud. Jaws by Peter Benchley. The classic, blockbuster thriller of man-eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water.
Experience the thrill of helpless horror again -- or for the first time! First appearing in , the novel seemed like a nightmarish vision of the future in a totalitarian world. Playing on the public's worst fears about governmental control, different readings saw the former Soviet Union as the object of satire, while others focused on increasingly powerful Playing on the public's worst fears about governmental control, different readings saw the former Soviet Union as the object of satire, while others focused on increasingly powerful democratic governments.
Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's future by killing herself, and where a woman can live on, knowing she has lost her entire life.
The daughters know one side of their mothers, but they don't know about their earlier, never-spoken-of, lives in China. The mothers want love and obedience from their daughters, but they don't know the gifts that the daughters keep to themselves. Heartwarming and bittersweet, this is a novel for mothers, daughters, and those that love them.
October It was "the perfect storm"--a tempest that may happen only once in a century--a nor'easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to Creating waves ten stories high and winds of miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on Earth have ever witnessed.
Few, except the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards its hellish center. JaNeil K. KaneJ - ,. A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, captures, escapes, and imprisonment in a firsthand account of his international exploits. Frank Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, impostors, and escape artists in history.
A hilarious, stranger-than-fiction account of his sumptuous life on the lam, international escapades, and ingenious escapes, "Catch Me If You Can" is a captivating tale of deceit. Flowers in the Attic Dollangagers, Bk 1 by V. Way upstairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive. Flowers In the Attic The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives -- a beautiful mother, a doting father, a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car Then Daddy was killed in a car accident, and Momma could no longer support the family.
So she began writing letters to her parents, her millionaire parents, whom the children had never heard of before. Momma tells the children all about their rich grandparents, and how Chris and Cathy and the twins will live like princes and princesses in their grandparents' fancy mansion. The children are only too delighted by the prospect. But there are a few things that Momma hasn't told them.
She hasn't told them that their grandmother considers them "devil's spawn" who should never have been born. She hasn't told them that she has to hide them from their grandfather if she wants to inherit his fortune. She hasn't told them that they are to be locked away in an abandoned wing of the house with only the dark, airless attic to play in. But, Momma promises, it's only for a few days Then the days stretch into months, and the months into years. Desperately isolated, terrified of their grandmother, and increasingly convinced that their mother no longer cares about them, Chris and Cathy become all things to the twins and to each other.
They cling to their love as their only hope, their only strength -- a love that is almost stronger than death. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.
But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander -- the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job? Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child.
The Boss from Hell.? Narrated in Andrea? From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda? She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her.
And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul. The Body by Stephen King. In s America, four young boys go on a journey to search for the body of a boy killed by a train. As they travel, they discover how cruel the world can be, but also how wondrous. The Blind Side tells the inspirational story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen taken under the wing of the Touhys, a wealthy white Memphis family. Oher's size and speed on the football field bring him accolades. But learning the game's strategy and making it as a student take the But learning the game's strategy and making it as a student take the help of his new family, coaches, and tutor.
Sandra Bullock stars as Leigh Anne Touhy, the sharp-witted and compassionate matriarch. Tim McGraw stars as her sports-enthusiast husband. Quinton Aaron has his first major role as Oher. This edition includes a new afterword bringing Oher's life up to date through college and the NFL.
One of the best-loved and oft-quoted stories of "the man who invented Christmas"--English writer Charles Dickens--A Christmas Carol debuted in and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn't like. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill.
Experience a true Victorian Christmas with Barbour's tenth anniversary Value Book edition--now on quality stock! A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again. Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences.
When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, year-old When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.
The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, P. I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world! Set in a small Alabama train stop town in the s, this gem of a book almost could have been shelved as just another light romantic comedy. Various women's voices tell anecdotes of Whistle Stop, as the chapters jump back and forth through time.
We hear from Mrs. Threadgoode, reminiscing Threadgoode, reminiscing fondly from her nursing home in the s, and the chatty Dot Weems, editor of the gossipy town newsletter , and then listen in on spirited dialogue set in the town of Whistle Stop itself. The storytellers never find use for the label "lesbian," nor do they see fit to take us behind closed doors, but this is nevertheless the irresistible story of a fierce and true love between two women, Idgie and Ruth.
After Idgie saves Ruth from an abusive marriage, these two friends become partners in running the Whistle Stop Cafe, where no one, "not even hobos and colored," is turned away for inability to pay.
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Readers are set down in the corner booth to eavesdrop on the comings and goings of an array of eccentric, ragtag characters who drop in for buttermilk biscuits, Big George's barbecue, and, eventually, news about their own hometown murder mystery. Among revelations big and small, Fannie Flagg mixes direct and empowering confrontations with racism, sexism, and ageism with the colorful and endearing language of the depression-era South and the cafe's recipes for grits, collard greens, and, of course, fried green tomatoes.
Pet Sematary by Stephen King. As a family, they've got it all But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth -- more terrifying than death itself First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights -- the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners -- Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor.
Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis in grueling hours of meditation, struggling to still her churning mind. Finally, a balancing act in Bali, where Gilbert tries for equipoise "betwixt and between" realms, studies with a merry medicine man and plunges into a charged love affair.
Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year's cultural and emotional tapestry -- conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor -- as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote and impression. The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. Now with photos and new material. Frances Mayes -- widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer -- opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside.
In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. An accomplished cook and food writer, Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.
A celebration of the extraordinary quality of life in Tuscany, Under the Tuscan Sun is a feast for all the senses Contents: Preface -- Bramare: archaic to yearn for -- A house and the land it takes two oxen two days to plow -- Sister water, brother fire -- The wild orchard -- Whir of the sun -- Festina Tarde make haste slowly -- A long table under the trees -- Summer kitchen notes -- Cortona, noble city -- Rive, Maremma: into wildest Tuscany -- Turning Italian -- Green oil -- Floating world: a Winter season -- Winter kitchen notes -- Rose walk -- Sempre pietra always stone -- Relics of Summer -- Solleone.
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. A pregnant teenager abandoned by her boyfriend in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, finds a new home with the eccentric and caring people of the community. Talk about unlucky sevens. An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading for California with her boyfriend. Now she But Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small Southwestern town - a group of down-to-earth, deeply caring people who will come to love her more than she loves herself, and start her on a moving, warmhearted and unforgettable jourey to Where the Heart Is.
If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake? When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser.
Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood may call to mind Prince of Tides in its unearthing of family darkness; in its unforgettable heroines and irrepressible humor and female loyalty, it echoes Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Jessica S. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This powerful first novel tells a story of fierce cruelty and fierce yet redeeming love. Both transform the life of Amir, the privileged young narrator, who comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy, just before his country's revolution and its invasion by Russian forces Both transform the life of Amir, the privileged young narrator, who comes of age during the last peaceful days of the monarchy, just before his country's revolution and its invasion by Russian forces.
But political events, even as dramatic as the ones that are presented in The Kite Runner, are only a part of this story. Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence, forces that continue to threaten them even today. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.
The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to death on live TV. Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before- and survival, for her, is second nature.
Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since she was a child.
Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can't help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister's veins.
And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. Stuart Little by E. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure.
Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend? This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind.
To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly--she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. The great novel that was suppressed in Russia Zhivago, a physician and poet, is the central figure. Through his experiences the reader witnesses the outbreak and the consequences of the Revolution: army revolts, Through his experiences the reader witnesses the outbreak and the consequences of the Revolution: army revolts, irrational killings, starvation, epidemics, Party inquisition. In an epic train ride from Moscow to the Ural Mountains - a journey that takes weeks - Zhivago transports his family to what he hopes is shelter in obscurity.
Actually, he lands them all in the chaos and cruelty of strife between Whites and Reds. These are not times for a domestic idyll or emotional bliss, and Zhivago sees man's simplest aspirations to a normal human life hopelessly frustrated. Chocolat by Joanne Harris.
Greeted as "an amazement of riches White Oleander by Janet Fitch. Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, WHITE OLEANDER tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, who's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes--each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned--becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery. Christi W. Carrie by Stephen King.
A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time. Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is Kristin K.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. After many ages, it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.
On Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday, he disapeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school One of Rick's many interests included listening to Bruce Springsteen.
He was an excellent golfer with a competitive spirit and revered by all. Most of all Rick loved his family, he was a devoted father, grandfather and friend. Dallas, TX Elias H. Walter L.
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Late in life he settled in his current home in Stuart, Fl. Walter served in the U. Army Air Corps. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made at www. John P. Caval, Jr. He was born to John P. In the company received an award for National Small Business Subcontractor, considered to be among the most prestigious honors to be bestowed upon small business concerns. He was a Medic in the U. Army National Guard. Some of his interests were flying his Cessna airplane, boating and fishing, and enjoying fine wines.
John was also an avid reader and enjoyed Astronomy. John was predeceased by his sister Alexandra Bonafine. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL Burial arrangements will be private. Robert P. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in loving memory of Robert can be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, S. Thomas J. Eisenbraun, 75, of Port St. Thomas worked for the Daily News while living in New York. Thomas enjoyed playing cards, suntanning and being the life of the party in his earlier years. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dolly Eisenbraun, a daughter, 8 step children, 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Lucie Blvd. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home, St. Lucie Chapel. Patricia A. She married Don W. Fielder on December 2, at St. She enjoyed reading, Bridge, golf, travel and the company of close friends and family. She was an adventurer; even trying indoor sky diving with her family at 85 years young! She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by her husband, family and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held afterward. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in loving memory of Pat can be made to Changing Leads Foundation by visiting: www. Robert Hubbs. Robert Hubbs, 57, of Stuart, Florida, passed away with his long time partner Marty by his side. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL at am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Robert can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.
Marion D. She loved sewing with her sisters and going out to eat. She also enjoyed doing crafts, going to the casinos, cooking and entertaining her family and friends. Marion is survived by her loving husband of 61 years John J. Latwinas, her children John M. She was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Grace Price. Emily Schanz. Emily Schanz, 99, passed away on February 17, She had one sister and three brothers, all now deceased.
She married Fred W. Schanz in in Cleveland. She was a member of Miles Grant Country Club. She was predeceased by her husband, siblings, and parents. At Emily's request, there will be only a graveside service in New York , to be scheduled at a future date. Mina L. Jones, 94 of Stuart, FL passed away with her daughter Candace by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Albert E. Paul Hunter. Marine Raiders. The Raiders were the special forces of their time. In , The Raiders were incorporated into the 6th Marine Division.
Paul was wounded in the battles for Guam and Okinawa. He was awarded two Purple Hearts. In , Paul participated in the occupation of Yokosuka at the time of the Japanese surrender. After the war, Paul left the service to pursue his passion of flying, by using the GI Bill to become a flight instructor. In , Paul re-enlisted in the U. He was accepted into the naval aviation training program. Upon completion of his flight training, Paul was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.
Marine Corps and married Margaret. His nineteen years as a commissioned officer included combat in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his career he flew several different types of aircraft, but his favorite aircraft was the Chance Vought F8U Crusader. The F8U Crusader was a supersonic single engine jet fighter. He retired in at the rank of Major, and moved to Palm Springs, Florida, to be near his childhood home. Paul and Margaret relocated to Jensen Beach, Florida, in , to be close to their favorite fishing spots.
They enjoyed fishing and travelling around the country until Margaret passed away of cancer in They loved to travel across country to sightsee and visit relatives. Patricia Durso. Patricia Durso, 81, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully with her husband and eldest daughter by her side on Sunday, February 10, Pat was married to Carmen Durso for 60 years and they recently celebrated their anniversary in October. Pat was a talented floral and interior designer, theater goer and a music aficionado of all genres of music.
She was a loving mother of three and grandmother of two who instilled confidence in all of her children, nieces and nephews. Pat was known for her love of reading and keeping her mind sharp with crossword puzzles, but will be most remembered for the love she had for her family and enjoying a good glass of wine. The family would like to thank Treasure Coast Hospice for their compassionate care and guidance. Jacob Jeremiah Branen. Jacob J. Branen, 29, was killed Monday, Feb.
He was transported to Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach where he succumbed to his injuries. Jacob had a passion for the history and archeology of Israel. One of his greatest experiences was participating in a dig at the archeological site Tel Dor, Haifa, Israel. He loved to travel, making multiple trips to Israel. He traveled Germany on a school trip as well.
He was currently employed as a customer service representative by Teletech, Daytona Beach, FL and also worked as an electronics sales associate for Walmart. Jacob's exuberance for life, his kind and generous heart and his ready laugh will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Having been born with cerebral palsy, those who were close to Jacob were proud of all his life's accomplishments. A Wisconsin service will be held sometime this spring, with details to follow. Martin Funeral Home, Stuart Chapel, provided the arrangements. David F. Dusty Drew. For many years Dusty and his wife owned and operated Camp Wekeela on Bear Pond in Hartford, Maine, where young people from highly varied backgrounds spent memory-making summers having fun while absorbing life-lessons along the way. Dusty served on many town committees in Standish and was a past president of the Kiwanis Club and Watchic Lake Association.
Dusty was most fulfilled as a mentor to young people both on and off the ballfield. He enjoyed dancing and classical music and looked forward every year to spending summers in Maine mostly in his lakeside vegetable garden and winters in Florida mostly golfing or volunteering.
Dusty had a tremendous work ethic, and was also an organizational genius. Whether it was almost single-handedly bringing back to life the physical plant of a long-closed summer camp, organizing camper or spring baseball trips, feeding all of the athletes at USM during periods when the cafeteria was closed, running a golf tournament at Miles Grant, or overseeing a Kiwanis dinner, Dusty easily took on great responsibility, and had fun while creating memorable times for others. Dusty is survived by his brother Donal F.
He was predeceased by his son, Timothy Cronin. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to your favorite charity. The family would like to extend special thanks to Treasure Coast Hospice and to the caring and compassionate staffs of Hay-Madiera House and Harper House. Patrick R.
Garofola, Jr. Lucie, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 28, He was sadly taken from this life all too soon. Patrick spent his life in Florida. A native Floridian and resident of Broward and St. Lucie Counties, Patrick made is final home here in Port St. He was a kind and gentle man. An easy-going person with his family always in the forefront. Patrick enjoyed fishing and his job working as a concrete finisher. He is survived by his partner in life, Toni Ragusa of Port St.
Also, his paternal grandparents Patricia and Vincent Garofola A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, February 1, with visitation beginning at 12 noon with a service beginning at pm at the St. Lucie, FL, Janie V. Myers, 58, of Port St. Lucie, FL unexpectantly passed away on Saturday, January 12, She was preceded in death by her first born child, Brian Myers, in ; her brother Jimmy Vaughn in ; and her husband, Jeffery Myers in Janie was born on February 7, Although her given name is Constance Jane Vaughn, she always preferred to be called Janie.
She would also answer to Pie Pie, which was a nickname given to her by her mother as a child. She was married to Jeffery Myers in Janie and Jeff lived in Douglasville, GA for several years. Janie wanted to live in Port St Lucie because of her work as a mortgage loan processor. Janie was a self-proclaimed southern belle. She loved to cook southern style cuisine just like her mother. She was never shy and would speak to anyone. She had a wonderful, unique sense of humor and loved to laugh. She also loved to have fun and had many friends who cared for her deeply. Janie had a relationship with God and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
Those who love her find great comfort in knowing that she is now resting peacefully with Jesus Christ. Janie was loved unconditionally by her family and will be profoundly missed. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Arthur Charles Schuck, IV. Lucie, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 8, Arthur graduated from Port St. Lucie High School with Honors in He had a way of always making people smile and enjoyed making funny faces and face bombing people taking pictures. Arthur was predeceased by his maternal grandfather George Naulty. Shaun M. Shaun grew up in Goshen, MA where his love of the outdoors blossomed. He graduated from Smith Vocational High School in Shaun had many great experiences in his short life.
He was a volunteer fireman and EMT. He worked at several hospitals in different states as an ER tech. He traveled the United States with his friend when he was Ran the Boston marathon after recovering from major back surgery. Enjoyed fishing, camping, running on the beach, hiking in the woods and just being outside Shaun made many friends during his life and he cherished his family. Shaun was a kind, caring, compassionate soul who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Northampton, MA on April 27, at 12pm-5pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. Robert T. He was very proud to be the first member of his family to graduate from college, The College of the Holy Cross in He served 2 years in the U. He is predeceased by his parents C.
Bob was the consummate gentleman and loved by all for his honesty, his loyalty and his smile. His granddaughter Keira was the love of his life. A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 16, at am at St. Helen F. She had been suffering with health issues for many years. Edler on August 3, Their beautiful love relationship continued for 57 years, until his death in She he became a real estate broker with her father.
She took time off to raise her family, then returned to work at Buckeye State Bank and advanced to Cashier. Mom, or Oma as her grand and great grand children called her, enjoyed flower arranging, cooking, church activities, golfing, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with her family. Her wonderful and gentile personality touched everyone she met. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Edler and her brother Richard Baker. Her sister Ruth Seevers and husband Jim survive her.
A niece Kay Bachelder resides in Galion, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Peace Lutheran Church. Bonnie Handel. Her partner of 22 years Robert "Bob" Auwood was by her side holding her hand. Bonnie was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduating from Cheltenham HS in She worked for many years in California primarily as an Emergency Room Nurse.
She met Bob in and became an accomplished coastal and open ocean sailor, sailing thousands of miles from Canada, along the US East Coast, thru the Bahamas, and for many years in the Caribbean. Bonnie and Bob were blessed to share and live out a beautiful common dream. They moved ashore in She is also survived by her beloved pet, Abigail The Wonder Dog.
She was predeceased by her father Samuel Silver. Earlene T. Earlene is survived by her husband Frank Babbitt, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Mark Alan Lashley. Working, fishing and cooking were Marks biggest passions in life. He loved to fish. He enjoyed cooking and was a great cook with a passion for gourmet foods. Mark had an extensive group of friends, Most of whom he has known for 30 plus years and some longer than that.
Mark will be missed by all of his family and friends. Dorothea F. She is survived by her son Mark Leimkuehler and his wife Cathy and daughter Jill Leimkuehler-Mazgaj and her husband David; her three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and brother Dale Hirschy. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Roy Leimkuehler. Harold Kalbfleisch. Harold was preceeded in death by his beloved wife Elaine Schlee of 53 years. Harold owned Birmingham Cleaners for 52 years. Services pending. Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice of your choice. Frances Windon. Frances "Franny" A.
Fran was married to the love of her life, the late Ralph C. Windon for 43 years and they resided in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fran was a devoted mother and Nana: she had a special relationship with her grand kids and loved spending time with family and friends. Fran was known for her love of reading and working jigsaw puzzles, but will be most remembered for telling " the stories of her life" and her sense of humor. Fran's lifetime was dedicated to helping and taking care of others, she always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger.
Fannie Gay Timon. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of Martin Funeral Home. James Howard Noe. Jim knew his wife Margaret since where they graduated High School together. Their paths took different turns and eventually they married in Jim drove for Armellini Express Lines for twenty plus years. He received the Million Mile Safety Award for no accidents.
Jim always had a positive outlook on life. He was a kind person and always had a smile on his face. Jim was also a man that was very strong in his faith. Richard E. He was a longtime business owner. After retirement, he moved to Palm City, FL were he has spent the last 25 years with his bride. Some of his passions in life were photo editing, wood carving, and restoring classic cars.
He was well versed in computers and technology. Kathy Butcher. Kathy passed away at her home in Stuart, FL with her husband at her side, after a long illness. Kathy was active at her church, St. Kathy loved animals and children, but was absolutely passionate about teaching. She brought many new and innovative ideas into her classroooms. Kathy fought anything that interfered with a child's opportunity to learn. She was instrumental in getting clean drinking water at South Fork High School, when the water supply was contaminated with lead in the early 's.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Kathy can be made to the St. Vivian Clara Doege. Vivian was a homemaker and mother her whole life and enjoyed the simpler things in life but she enjoyed her sewing. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence T. Sharon Sharrie Vandenberg Skerven. She always wanted to help others and to make every celebration special and spend as much time with family as possible. She was a friend to animals and the earth. Some of her most special times were spent in Hayward, WS on Spring Lake at the cabin with her family.
She leaves behind her loving cat, Tinsel. Memorial donations in loving memory of Sharrie can be made to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast www. Kathleen H. Nagel Butcher. Edwin Jay Stuart. He passed peacefully into eternity on November 18, at his residence in Stuart. After graduation from Pahokee High School in he continued his studies at the University of Florida and after graduation he then joined the Navy.
While stationed in San Diego he met the love of his life Margaret Delano and they were married on August 25, Edwin was a lifelong student-he loved to read and learn and earned a law degree as well as a Masters Degree from University of Florida and later a PhD from Florida State. They were happily married until her death in July He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Edwin loved the Lord and was excited to get to Heaven. Kanner Hwy.
Stuart, Florida Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at www. Bruce A. Captain Bruce A. Ungar of Port St. Lucie, FL passed away on November 15, after a hell of a fight against lymphoma. He was charter fishing Captain. Patrick Miner.
Patrick J. Prior to retiring he was an Electrician with I. Electrical Union for many years. Patrick served proudly during WWI in the U. Patrick was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary "May" Paternostro Miner. Patrick loved to go boating and fish, loved a good treasure hunt at the local flea markets and the local Salvation Army. Whenever he drove he always had a plan for the day of what he wanted to accomplish.
Patrick loved to cook and was very proud of his Italian Heritage. Kanner Hwy Stuart, FL. Toney R. William Toney Richard Edwards, 74, restaurateur, designer, and yachtsman died of pancreatic cancer at home in Stuart, Florida, on Saturday, November 10, He is survived by his wife, Maggie Hopp, younger sister Sherri Bilson, and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and older sister, the Rev. Judy Nelson. There, at the hands of an old-school waiter, he sampled several dishes he had never heard of nor tasted before. Academically trained in technical theater and design at UT and Yale University, he worked at theaters in Rochester, Minnesota, and Atlanta.
He also joined the Durst Organization for whom he managed more than sixty buildings in Manhattan and stabilized seven historic theaters on West 42nd Street in the early s. It was through his work with the Durst Organization that he met Maggie, a photographer, whom he married in after a decade-long courtship. In addition to food, wine he served as vice president of the Ordre des Compagnons du Beaujolais and community, Toney was a skilled blue-water sailor and a member of the New York Yacht Club and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, where he was an active racer and winter frostbiter.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to U. Sailing Center of Martin County, Inc. Indian River Dr. Irving M. Levin, 95, died peacefully at his home in the Summerfield community, on Thursday, November 8, with his wife of 41 years the former S. Frances Kelley, at his bedside. He participated in numerous projects including testing the first inertial guidance system.
Kenneth A. Green died peacefully at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida, on Wednesday evening, November 7, , at the age of He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Esther Green; his sister Winifred; hisbeloved wife of 49 years, Betty; and his wife Delores with whom he spent 12 loving years. He served in the U. Ken was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church now Community Bible Church for more than fifty years serving as song leader, Sunday school superintendent, and board member for many of those years. Working with the Gideons International was an integral part of his life; Ken was a member for over forty years serving in the Broome County camp in New York as well as the Martin County camp in Florida.
He held several offices and participated in Bible distributionsin hospitals, high schools, New York city street corners, and even in South Korea. He frequently supplied music at the Binghamton City Rescue Mission and participated in jail ministry on a regular basis. The Lord was the center of his life and his first priority was to serve Him. The family will receive visitors this Sunday afternoon November 11 at P.
The viewing will be immediately followed by a funeral service at P. Matthew Ellison officiating. Box , Washington , D. Kenneth B. Ferrin,53,of Hobe Sound, passed away Thursday, November 8, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Kenny, as he was affectionately known as, had many outside hobbies. He loved being on the water, taking photographs and just enjoying the outdoors life. He was a wonderful billiard competitor and played on many leagues. Kenny made it to the the Las Vegas Billiard Championship. Most of all, Kenny loved and adored his family. He is predecesed by his brothers Robbie Allen and Randy.
Jennifer Anne Wren. After graduating from St. Jennifer returned to Stuart for a brief period and then moved to Boston, MA. She lived in the the Beacon Hills section of Boston for ten years, returning to Stuart area in the summer of Jennifer was very much loved and will be greatly missed and always remembered by her father and her family, as well as her many friends in the Boston and Stuart areas. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at www. Sandra Feeley. In the Cape Cod, MA. Sandy retired from teaching in As a child she lived in Avon, MA.
She had lived in Sharon, MA. She and her husband Paul had been a snowbirds coming to Jensen Beach since She was so proud of raising her 3 sons. She is predeceased by her sister Carol. Port St. Lucie, Florida. Stuart, FL. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be found at www. Patricia Still. Patti as she is fondly known as, was a true artist.
She worked with many mediums such as oils, pencils, paper art and photography. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Patti can be made to the First United Methodist Church, S. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by vising www. Noreen Trenoweth. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and lived most of her life, Noreen came to Martin County to be close to her loving daughter Zelle and her family. She is also survived by her grandchildren Claudia and her husband Jimmy and grandson Craig and many relatives in South Africa.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 hears Charles and and son John and daughter Mavis. LaDon M. As a young woman, she attended MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis, where she developed her passion for singing. It is there where she met her husband of 53 years, Wally Johnson deceased. They sang together at over events, including TV and charity benefits. Her devotion to Wally and her passion for music inspired many.
LaDon enjoyed an active life including tennis, skiing, and golf. The Mariner Sands Chapel Choir and the game of Mahjong brought her many special friendships and great joy over the years. LaDon was an optimistic woman, always striving for the best in life for herself, Wally, and others.
She is survived by her brother James and his wife Barb of Brainerd, Minnesota, along with many nieces and nephews, in-laws, special friends, and extraordinary caregivers. Harry G. Fritz, Jr. Harry G Fritz, Jr. He served for 7 years, Harry was involved with many veterans organizations.
Harry was a wonderful husband of 36 years to his best friend Gail Fritz. Harry was an avid animal lover, and is also survived by his three dogs Lucky, Misty, Dakota, and three cats Lexie, Cally and Hannah. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in loving memory of Harry can be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Kanner Highway, Stuart, Fl. Thomas A. Thomas "Tom" A. Haack, 74,passed away Thursday, October 18, , peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
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Ernest R. Ernest Richard "Ernie" Swanson, 74, of Stuart, Florida, died peacefully October 14, with his wife and children by his side. Ernie was a musician, vocalist, instructor and entertainer and began his career at the age of 11 as a child actor in off-Broadway productions. He switched his interest to music in his teens and played with and backed up top recording artists, in addition to leading his own band, The Crescents for over 30 years. He is also survived by Eve Farley.
Timothy D. Today we said goodbye to our friend and family member Timothy Dwayne Melton Koehn. From an early age it was apparent that Tim had a love affair with the water. His life was spent living and working on and around the sea. Timmy leaves behind his family and friends to cherish his memory. We would like to thank the staff of Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, FL for being so caring and taking amazing care of Timmy in his final days.
We would also like to thank all of his friends who stopped in to share time with Timmy over the past week. His family appreciates all of your kind words and support. Most of all we want to give special thanks to Timmy's very closest friends and super-brothers, Brett and Todd. Your love and support of Timmy has been truly amazing. A celebration of life with friends and family will be held at a later date. As soon as we have finalized the details, they will be shared on Tim's Facebook page.
Charlotte Rose Blackner. Charlotte had a successful career in the insurance industry. She retired from Sedgwick James where she worked as an Administrative Manager. Charlotte is survived by her sisters, Mary Jane and Linda and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Kathleen Bell. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.
William Moscatello. William Moscatello, 76, of Stuart, Florida, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 10, surrounded by his family. William was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and adventurer who enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, and flying. His greatest passion was boating, and he spent many happy summers and weekends at sea with his family and friends. Most important to William was his family, who miss him greatly. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in William's name to Treasure Coast Hospice at treasurehealth. Dennis Wright.
He was surrounded by his loving devoted mother, daughters, granddaughters and sister Pauline. He worked 33 years in the Oil Field. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Jennifer Stroud will be officiating. Frederick L Shreves. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Virginia and his brother, Melvin Pete. Joseph Patrick Deisler. He was born March 28, to Edward G. Joe attended St. As his passion was always sports, he left the family business and built his first Bowling Center State Lanes in He held the recognition of having the 1 Summer Bowling program in the United States.
When Joe sold his first 3 Bowling Centers in , all 3 ranked in the top five percent in lineage in the nation. He pioneered the modern game of bowling in Saginaw where he was the first to install synthetic lanes and computerized automatic scoring. His techniques and promotions were so successful that many have been copied at other centers around the country. He established a youth scholarship fund and was proud to have been able to aid in furthering the education of many young bowlers. His love for football never ceased and he continued to follow his favorite teams.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Gwendolyn Northrup Deisler. He was a great mentor to so many, and his wisdom will live on. Norma Walton. Norma W. Walton, , of Stuart, Florida passed away on Friday, September 14, Norma was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and animal lover whose kindness and gentle soul enriched all who knew her.
Before her passing she forged a year old trail of love, laughter, generosity, compassion, wit, and wisdom. She loved comfy slippers, housecoats with big pockets, big band music, pianos, violins, opera, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Twinkies, cooking, baking, traveling, knitting, needlepointing, and bourbon sours with buffalo shrimp from The Black Marlin. She loved reading so much the Library for the Blind had trouble keeping up with her talking book orders.
She had a wonderful smile and absolutely loved laughing inappropriately at every given opportunity. In addition to her parents Norma was predeceased by her beloved brother George M. Friends may gather prior to the service from 2 PM till time of Services. Internment will take place at a later date in Campbell, NY. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in her name to Treasure Coast Hospice, as their compassion brought her great comfort over the past three years.
Kanner Hwy Stuart Florida Friends may gather prior to the service from 2pm until the end of the service. Kenneth Lincoln Schlamp. His early education was on Staten Island. From he served in the U. Navy as an aerographer on weather ships in the North Pacific. Schlamp was a partner in Carstens Electrical Supply Co. Schlamp was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed skiing and tennis with his family at their Vermont vacation home for many years.
He was also blessed with two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, we thank you for any donations given in Mr. Mary A. Wray died surrounded by her family August 31, of pneumonia at the age of A loving mother and wife, Mary will be missed especially for her easy smile and heart-warming welcome. She is survived by her husband Jerry D. Wray and his wife Kim, granddaughter Samantha Slater and her husband Eric, and two great-grandchildren. Please send donations to www. Dick Genthe.
Genthe Dick was born on October 27, and passed away on Wednesday, September 12, of a prolonged illness with his family by his side. A native of Wyandotte Michigan, he entered the family automobile dealership business which began in in the late forties. The opportunity arose in to purchase the local Chevrolet dealership, which he did. In he moved that store to its current location in Southgate, MI which thrives to this day.
It is currently led by his great grandchildren, the 4th generation of Genthes in the business. Dick was always held in the highest of regard by his peers and was a source of great counsel to his fellow dealers. When he became less actively involved in the business and became a Florida resident, he found new loves.
A very faithful Christian he always was very active in the churches to which he belonged and would not miss a Sunday service except when skiing. He grew up in the First Congregational Church of Wyandotte, attended Grosse Ile Presbyterian most of his life, and the highlight of his week for the past five years has been Palm City Presbyterian Church. In fact it was a most excellent day when he could do all four.
David C. Inurnment will be private. Jack Timmerman. Jack was a lifelong automobile enthusiast. As a teenager he built a Ford Coupe. Jack was an avid boater, fisherman and clammer. Most places he lived were always on the water or coast. Jack was a Boston Red Sox Fan and he and his wife enjoyed extensive cruising and traveling. After retirement, Jack played lots of golf with his friends. Online condolences, expressions of sympathy and funeral service dates can be made or found by visiting www. Jamie Lea Ward. She was pre-ceded in death by her father, Raymond Ward. At this time we will be celebrating her life in New Jersey over the Holidays.
If you would like to make a donation in her name to any Addiction and Health Treatment Centers or Any Hospice Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Kanner Hwy Stuart Florida 1 Arthur W. Peterson, Sr. He later became an an Airline Pilot for Braniff Airlines for many years. He was of the Baptist faith. Friends may visit prior to the service from am to am. Military Honors of the U. Robert Kelly Cook. The family moved to Fortville, Indiana where he attended local schools until his Sophomore year when he transferred to Scecina High School in Indianapolis.
In high school he stayed busy with Cross Country and School Leadership programs until graduation in Upon their graduation in they returned to Fortville. Kelly worked and later owned Abrasive Products while Cheryl taught and coached at the local high school. Kelly "temporarily retired" as he would later say many more times after their move.
He loves to fish, teach others to fish, and build rods to catch those fish. Boats and trucks came and went but his love of fishing never faltered. He is fortunate to enjoy 17 fishing trips to Costa Rica and many weeks spent at the Big Pine Key Fishing lodge with countless nights underneath the Bahia Honda Bridge all with the intent of hooking, jumping and catching his favorite fish, Tarpon.
Kelly is a special guy with a quick wit. He is a straight shooter, good friend, great father, and a wonderful husband of 50 years. His spirit will guide us forever. Visitation is from am.
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Casual attire with colors especially blue , Hawaiian and fish patterns are encouraged. For memorial contributions, the family has designated the American Cancer Society, Hospice or Bonefish and Tarpon Trust another helping hand in the ongoing water management crisis. Norah Kathleen Murphy Bigelow. Preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart, John G. Bigelow, and a brother, Jerome Murphy. Flowers gratefully declined. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
She could inhale her own ascension. Rising, rising, rising, On new wings, Not the smashed and broken ones that had tethered her to earth too long Unbound at last and rising, rising, rising, She looked into what seemed to be the pink salt glow of an emerging sunrise. As the radiance expanded, she saw the familiar sails. She looked behind her. It was black and uninviting.
With a tentative frisson of urgency, she tested her wings, paused. Rising one last time with new certainty, she flew, with a new and joyous heartbeat, Toward the quivering sails. Brian Craig Albrecht. Brian Craig Albrecht, 30, of Denver, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 3, in Riverside, California as a result of injuries sustained while doing what he loved best, speed paragliding. Brian always lived life to the fullest.