Author: Elizabeth Adler
With only her exotic beauty, seductive innocence, pride, and fiery spirit, Leonie came from the provinces to find her future in Paris. From the shame of music halls, she rose to international fame singing songs of love and longing, straight from the heart. From Paris to the Cote d'Azur, from New York to Brazil, from Cuba to Cairo, she moved in a dazzling world of money, passion, and power--a world darkened only by the relentlessly hunger of one man's obsession--a man determined to possess her . . . a man who could never lover her, never let her go . . . .
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"A searing and profound Southern odyssey through Mississippi's past and present"--
Three Bags Full
Author: Leonie Swann
Publisher: Anchor Canada
A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of sheep gathers around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George’s killer. The A-team of investigators includes Othello, the “bad-boy” black ram; Mopple the Whale, a Merino who eats a lot and remembers everything; and Zora, a pensive black-faced ewe with a weakness for abysses. Joined by other members of the richly talented flock, they engage in nightlong discussions about the crime, wild metaphysical speculations, and embark on reconnaissance missions into the village, where they encounter some likely suspects. Along the way, the sheep confront their own all-too-human struggles with guilt, misdeeds, and unrequited love. Funny, fresh, and endearing, it introduces a wonderful new breed of detectives to Canadian readers. From the Hardcover edition.
In 1902, at the age of 20, Leonie von Zesch graduated from California's College of Physicians and Surgeons as a dental surgeon, joining the ranks of the few women dentists of the time and later claimed the title of the first woman dentist in Alaska. But even those extraordinary achievements are only part of her story, for Leonie was also a born writer, and her eyewitness accounts of the San Francisco earthquake and fire are heart-stopping to read. Then her personal adventures begin... setting up dental services for both the Pacific and Atlantic fleets of the U.S. Navy... travels in Texas recounting her family's connections to the very beginnings of the Long Star State... and a remarkable 1915 visit to the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. However, it is her 15-year 'visit' to Alaska that is the heart of Leonie's life and her book. She takes the reader with her in travels across the territory by dogsled, Model T, and even bi-plane.
Author: Elizabeth Adler
Peach de Courmont -- Wild child, teenage temptress, exquisite woman. The adored granddaughter of Leonie and heiress to the de Courmont dynasty, she grew up in luxury, used to having life -- and love -- on her own terms. Noel Maddox -- Raised in an Iowa orphanage, used to the mean streets of Detroit, he fought his way from the assembly line the pinnacle of power. Peach --and the automobile empire she commanded -- were part of the dream he meant to have... at any price. From wartime Paris to the dazzling Cote d'Azue... from the frenetic boardrooms of Detroit and the palatial homes of Grosse Pointe to the stately English countryside, their indomitable wills collide in a saga of consuming passion and raw power played out against the backdrop of a rich and reckless world. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Elizabeth A. Adler
Leonie is born into a world of poverty and hardship, until her exotic beauty and her fighting spirit lead her to a very different life of wealth and luxuary. As mistress of the ruthless and wealthy Duc de Courmont, she craves love, but he craves her, needs her, is obsessed by her.
One Is One
Author: Barbara Leonie Picard
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
A contemplative and sensitive young boy, seen by his family to be unfit for the life of a fourteenth century nobleman, is sent to a monastery but he is determined to prove himself worthy of nobility and capable of being a knight. Original.
Catherine de Medici
Author: Leonie Frieda
Publisher: Harper Collins
Poisoner, despot, necromancer -- the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds -- from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown.
Author: Leonie Frieda
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Francis I (1494-1547) was inconstant, amorous, hot-headed and flawed. Yet he was also arguably the most significant king that France ever had. This is his story. A contemporary of Henry VIII of England, Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king, a man who was the exemplar of courtly and civilised behaviour throughout Europe. A courageous and heroic warrior, he was also a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat and an energetic ruler who turned his country into a force to be reckoned with. Yet he was also capricious, vain and arrogant, taking hugely unnecessary risks, at least one of which nearly resulted in the end of his kingdom. His great feud with his nemesis Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, defined European diplomacy and sovereignty, but his notorious alliance with the great Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent threatened to destroy everything. With access to never-before-seen private archives, Leonie Frieda's comprehensive and sympathetic account explores the life of the most human of all Renaissance monarchs - and the most enigmatic.
The Impossible Boy
Author: Leonie Agnew
Publisher: Penguin UK
Can an imaginary friend become real? A spell-binding and exciting new novel from Leonie Agnew, author of the award-winning Conrad Cooper's Last Stand. Benjamin figures Vincent Gum can do anything. Which I can. I'm not possible. Yet here I am. Ben literally pushed me out of his head and into the world. Vincent Gum finds six-year-old Benjamin moments after an explosion and leads him through wrecked city streets to the children's shelter. Vincent isn't interested in hanging around to babysit, but by the time they arrive he knows that Ben, with his crazy ideas and weird imaginary games, won't survive ten minutes there without someone to look out for him. For one thing, something sinister lurks in the dormitory cupboard, waiting to get out. Vincent's tough and smart. He can walk through walls and make a dead tree flower. But to the rest of the world he's invisible - non-existent. That's because, in his moment of need, Ben invented him. When Ben is befriended by a gang of streetwise orphans, Vincent begins to worry. What will happen to him if Ben decides he no longer needs an imaginary friend? Will he cease to exist? And without Vincent, what will happen to a boy with an imagination so powerful he can bring his worst nightmare to life? I don't have much time. I need to convince everyone I'm real. And I need to do everything soon, before I disappear forever.
Author: Leonie Rogers
Publisher: Hague Publishing
For Shanna, joining the Scout Corps had been a dream come true. The Scouts were charged with expanding their knowledge of Frontier, a hostile planet their ancestors had crashlanded on 300 years before. As the youngest in her class, Shanna struggles to find acceptance and respect amongst her older peers - a task made more difficult by the fact that she has not just one, but two of the colonists' huge feline companions, their starcats. On a routine patrol, she and the other cadets are swept up in the greatest challenge yet to be faced by the settlers of Frontier. Now they find themselves on the very frontline of a war they knew nothing about, and possibly the Federation of Race's last chance against the hostile Garsal. Suddenly their world has changed, and in ways never dreamed of by Shanna and her fellow scouts.
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City. Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.
Author: Leonie Johnson
A MUST READ THRILLING PSYCHOLOGICAL GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE. Emily Moore, an everyday housewife with a loving husband and family, until one day an unexpected encounter with an intruder turns her life on its head. Was it a chance brush with fate, or did she fit his criteria? Emily unintentionally finds herself thrust into the limelight as a resilient and powerful role model for abuse victims. She continues to be an empowered strong role model as she attempts to reclaim her life and lost years as a mother. "Leonie Johnson gets you thinking about the abuser and the abused and how they deal with manipulation and emotional hurt. Set in the suburbs of Melbourne, this new author's portrayal of love, sex and abuse is very intimate, brutal and compelling, making you jump right into the scene." - Marie Pietersz, Editor.
Stranger from home
Author: Elizabeth Léonie Simpson
Author: Angelina Mirabella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"It's 1953 and seventeen-year-old Leonie Putzkammer is cartoonishly tall and curvaceous, destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father Franz in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter Salvatore Costantini walks into the local diner and offers her the chance of a lifetime. Leonie sets off for Florida to train at Joe Pospisil's School for Lady Grappling. There, she transforms into Gorgeous Gwen Davies, tag-team partner of legendary Screaming Mimi Hollander, and begins a romance with the soon-to-be Junior Heavyweight Champion Spider McGee."--