Hubert Selby Jr., acclaimed author of the classic novel Last Exit to Brooklyn, tells the powerful story of an extraordinary bond between an African-American teen seeking vengeance in the wake of tragedy and an old man who guides him toward redemption Growing up in New York City’s soul-killing South Bronx ghetto, Bobby, a young black teenager, has only known violence, poverty, and despair. But there is one true light in his life: his girlfriend, Maria. On their way to school one morning, they are set upon by a vicious street gang. Bobby, beaten bloody and senseless, survives, rescued by an old German man who is himself a survivor of the Nazi death camps. The man calls himself Moishe, though he claims not to be Jewish, and he takes the damaged boy under his wing, determined to help heal his physical and psychological wounds. An unlikely friendship is born, strengthened by a shared sense of loss and life’s tragic injustices. But Moishe’s message of learning to forgive the unforgivable falls on deaf ears, because there is a hole in Bobby’s heart that only revenge can fill. Hubert Selby Jr.’s extraordinary novel is a devastating work of raw power and stylistic brilliance that captures the pain and hardship of twentieth-century urban life. Unflinching and unrelenting, in the vein of his acclaimed masterwork, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Selby’s The Willow Tree is a dark tale tempered by hope: a story of love, death, rage, violence, and salvation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Open Road Media, Pages: 250 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781453297780

After being orphaned during the influenza epidemic of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother are taken by their grieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Includes author's note about the Shakers.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Scholastic Inc., Pages: 226 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780545265560

The Willow Tree is a coming-of-age story that depicts one adolescent's struggle with depression.   Emma must learn to fight for her emotional stability and life after her mother remarries. She engages in a stormy relationship with her abusive step-father, while her mom slips away into depression herself.   Both book-smart and painfully awkward, Emma struggles to connect with her peers and eventually finds friends with students who are considered outcasts. Outside of school, her home life becomes more and more turbulent. The bond between Emma and her mother dwindles to only occasional encounters, while her step-father remains present in her waking life and nightmares.   Fraught with hiding the stress from deep concerns about her friends’ misjudgments, Emma hides the torment of her step-father’s abuse. After his sudden suicide, her feelings she developed for him dangerously lead her down her own self-destructive path.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Elan Carson, Pages: 266 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780991314614

Johanne and Knud lived close to the town of Kjöge, where there are many gardens that extend as far as the river. There is not much else, but it is charming in summer! It was under the willow-tree in one of these gardens that Johanne and Knud spent a great deal of their time and theirs was a beautiful friendship. But everything would change when Johanne had to leave for Copenhagen with her father! Would they remain friends? Or even, as Knud hoped, could they become more than friends? Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Match Girl". His books have been translated into every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof, Pages: 16 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9788726417623

In book 8 of the USA Today bestselling South Carolina Sunsets series, somebody comes back to Seagrove for the first time in many years. Plus, catch up with your favorite characters including Julie, Dawson, Dixie and more!
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Rachel Hanna, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:

A new edition of this popular fantasy for young readers; the first of what is now the Floramonde trilogy, which is followed by Windrider, and now completed with the publication of The Centre of Magic.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 112 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1864488565

Pears on a Willow Tree is a multigenerational roadmap of love and hate, distance and closeness, and the lure of roots that both bind and sustain us all. The Marchewka women are inseparable. They relish the joys of family gatherings; from preparing traditional holiday meals to organizing a wedding in which each of them is given a specific task -- whether it's sewing the bridal gown or preserving pickles as a gift to the newlyweds. Bound together by recipes, reminiscences and tangled relationships, these women are the foundation of a dignified, compassionate family--one that has learned to survive the hardships of emigration and assimilation in twentieth-century America. But as the century evolves, so does each succeeding generation. As the older women keep a tight hold on the family traditions passed from mother to daughter, the younger women are dealing with more modern problems, wounds not easily healed by the advice of a local priest or a kind word from mother. Amy is separated by four generations from her great-grandmother Rose, who emigrated from Poland. Rose's daughter Helen adjusted to the family's new home in a way her mother never could, while at the same time accepting the importance of Old Country ways. But Helen's daughter Ginger finds herself suffocating within the close-knit family, the first Marchewka woman to leave Detroit for the adventure of life beyond the reach of her mother and grandmother. It's in the American West that Giner raises her daughter Amy, uprooted from the safety of kitchens perfuned by the aroma of freshly baked poppy seed cake and pierogi made by hand by generations of women. But Amy is about to realize that there may be room in her heart for both the Old World and the New.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Harper Collins, Pages: 288 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780062040855

The Willow Tree is about a young girl, raised by Christian parents, whose name is Bette Jean, but is called BJ. She lives in a fictitious town called Bluesvilles, Tennessee. The story is narrated by her at a very low point in her life. She goes to college in New York, obtains a well paying job, marries well and life is very good. The past, however, comes back with a vengeance, possibly changing her life forever. She learns many lessons but the most important one is, no matter how high you go up in society, or how low to the bottom you go, there is a Sovereign Lord who is a sure anchor, any time or any place. Your parents can’t promise to be there for eternity. Your friends may not be with you when you‘re crying in the midnight hour. Associates may turn against you at a moments notice, but Our Sovereign Lord is always there.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: AuthorHouse, Pages: 468 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781410741974

"It's the vacation and Molly and her brother Tom are staying with their garndma in Willow Tree Wood. As snow starts to fall, they find a little lost fox cub, and a fairy who needs their help." -- p.4 of cover.
Genre: Children's stories, Editor: Willow Tree Wood, Pages: 112 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1789581826

Najwa's father left when she was four years old. Now, upon her mother's death, she cannot live alone in the Islamic society of Jordan. She must find her father. Her search takes her through new dangers as she becomes swept up with a mysterious organization which sends her into the mountains of Afghanistan. For her father, this same journey was made as a wrenching sacrifice for the sake of his beliefs. Yet his experience in the desert transformed his life forever. Now it transforms Najwa's, as she is compelled to follow in his footsteps: from a heartbreaking secret in Afghanistan all the way to a revelation in Britain.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Quercus Publishing, Pages: 288 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 178206950X