The Arsonist

Author: Stephanie Oakes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633727

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1305

Code Name Verity meets I Am the Messenger in this riveting YA novel from Morris Award finalist Stephanie Oakes, in which three points of view are woven together in a story that's part Cold War mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely unputdownable. Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited . . . despite all evidence that this will never happen. Pepper Al-Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer . . . or fail out of school. And Ava Dreyman—the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall—is unlike anyone you’ve met before. When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life—and death—than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers. At turns heart-racing, hilarious, and heartbreaking, The Arsonist is an intricate tapestry—of love, loss, and the mysterious connections between us all.

The Arsonist

Author: Sue Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408857235

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 4280

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Senator's Wife, a sophisticated and subtle novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist wreaks havoc in a small town

The Arsonist

Author: Chloe Hooper

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1644210010

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 5593

The true story of one of the most devastating wildfires in Australian history and the search for the man who started it. On the scorching February day in 2009, a man lit two fires in the Australian state of Victoria, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. What came to be known as the Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people and injured hundreds more, making them among the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in Australian history. As communities reeling from unspeakable loss demanded answers, detectives scrambled to piece together what really happened. They soon began to suspect the fires had been deliverately set by an arsonist. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the puzzle of his mind. But this book is also the story of fire in the Anthropocene. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species, and now, as climate change normalizes devastating wildfires worldwide, we must contend with the forces of inequality, and desperate yearning for power, that can lead to such destruction. Written with Chloe Hooper’s trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in the age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.

The Arsonists' City

Author: Hala Alyan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 035812655X

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 464

View: 5164

"The Arsonists' City delivers all the pleasures of a good old-fashioned saga, but in Alyan's hands, one family's tale becomes the story of a nation--Lebanon and Syria, yes, but also the United States. It's the kind of book we are lucky to have."--Rumaan Alam A rich family story, a personal look at the legacy of war in the Middle East, and an indelible rendering of how we hold on to the people and places we call home The Nasr family is spread across the globe--Beirut, Brooklyn, Austin, the California desert. A Syrian mother, a Lebanese father, and three American children: all have lived a life of migration. Still, they've always had their ancestral home in Beirut--a constant touchstone--and the complicated, messy family love that binds them. But following his father's recent death, Idris, the family's new patriarch, has decided to sell. The decision brings the family to Beirut, where everyone unites against Idris in a fight to save the house. They all have secrets--lost loves, bitter jealousies, abandoned passions, deep-set shame--that distance has helped smother. But in a city smoldering with the legacy of war, an ongoing flow of refugees, religious tension, and political protest, those secrets ignite, imperiling the fragile ties that hold this family together. In a novel teeming with wisdom, warmth, and characters born of remarkable human insight, award-winning author Hala Alyan shows us again that "fiction is often the best filter for the real world around us" (NPR).

The Arsonist

Author: Sue Miller

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351704

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5684

From the best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town. Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley has come home—home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Then another house burns, and another, always the houses of the summer people. In a town where people have never bothered to lock their doors, social fault lines are opened, and neighbors begin to regard one another with suspicion. Against this backdrop of menace and fear, Frankie begins a passionate, unexpected affair with the editor of the local paper, a romance that progresses with exquisite tenderness and heat toward its own remarkable risks and revelations. Suspenseful, sophisticated, rich in psychological nuance and emotional insight, The Arsonist is vintage Sue Miller—a finely wrought novel about belonging and community, about how and where one ought to live, about what it means to lead a fulfilling life. One of our most elegant and engrossing novelists at her inimitable best. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Arsonist

Author: Mary Burton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426863101

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5503

Chasing down a pyromaniac could burn a man out... Once he solved the Nero case, arson investigator Michael Gannon blasted out of town on his motorcycle. No way would he return to the job, but his nightmares persisted. Gannon found some relief in a small Virginia town...until the fires started again. Back in the public eye, he had to face his demons and the incomparable Darcy Sampson, a feisty reporter who urged him out of hiding. Gannon had to ask himself: What would it take to push him over the edge? More time spent in a fiery hell--or a surprising attraction to a woman he couldn't resist?

The Photographer and the Arsonist

Author: James Holding

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479441961

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

View: 2227

The Photographer wakes in a coffin, and flashes back to a meeting where he is hired to kill a one-armed man -- who has gotten the drop on him. Will he live long enough to complete his mission? #17 in the classic series.

The Librarian, the Firefighters, and the Arsonist

Author: Linda Phillips

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1640286276

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5709

She walked up to the door, unlocked it, and began to enter, but froze standing just outside her door. It was getting dark outside, but the darkness inside her house was black as tar and suffocating. She felt a sudden panic of fear, gasping, trying to breathe. She stood there staring into her house (that she loved so much), but felt an evil presence, everything inside her telling her to turn and run. Then she felt like she couldn't catch her breath and thought she was seeing a blanket of black darkness moving around her house. Twila, a young adult librarian, feels she is being haunted by her past, and also, dealing with the possibility of a slow-going romance. Caleb, Twila's brother's best friend since childhood, finds himself involved with a gorgeous woman that no one seems to trust or like. The thought of living in utopia has changed dramatically for the town of Cornerstone, NC. A series of strange, maybe supernatural fires have wreaked havoc on this too-good-to-be-true town, taking the life of their beloved Obadiah. All that is happening creates some serious and silly discussions of families and friends on current events and causes them to evaluate their own Christian characteristics, realizing the majority of Christians have lost those characteristics described in the Bible and have been wrongfully judgmental to their own brothers and sisters in the Lord. Will Cornerstone lose their faith in God or will they seek Him even more? You may have to read the next book to find out.

The Arsonists

Author: Alistair Beaton,Max Frisch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408141558

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 6188

Fires are becoming something of a problem. But Biedermann has it all under control. He's a respected member of the community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely nothing can get to him. The great philanthropist is happy to meet his civic duty by giving shelter to two new guests but when they start filling his attic with petrol drums, will he help them light the fuse? Max Frisch's parable about appeasement is given its first major UK revival since its Royal Court premiere in 1961, which was directed by Lindsay Anderson. The play is published as a programme text for the production that runs from 1 November - 15 December on the main stage at the Royal Court.