One for Sorrow, Two for Joy By Elise Juska

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One for Sorrow, Two for Joy By Elise Juska
For two quietly unhappy years, linguist Claire Gallagher has been living deep in the New Hampshire woods, enduring a polite but strained marriage to a highly respected scientist. Once a determined overachiever and academic star in her own right, she now spends her days avoiding her stalled dissertation and creating EZ crossword puzZles. But for all Claire's knowledge of words and their meanings, the meaning in her own life eludes her. One bleak morning in winter, she announces that she's leaving. By nightfall, at the urging of her younger sister Noelle, Claire finds herself heading to the last place she thought she would ever go: Ireland -- the birthplace of her abrasive, chronically ill mother and the country Noelle, a college dropout, now calls home. In a small town on the Irish coast, Claire's struggle to move ahead with her life takes her deep into the puzzles of her past -- in a world in which there are no simple answers, and…

Amazon Queen By Lori Devoti

Amazon Queen By Lori Devoti
Amazon Queen By Lori Devoti

Being an Amazon ruler just became a royal pain.Amazon queen Zery Kostovska has never questioned tribe traditions. After all, these rules have kept the tribe strong for millennia and enabled them to live undetected, even in modern-day America. Zery is tough, fair, commanding?the perfect Amazon leader.At least, she was. A new high

priestess with a penchant for secrecy and technology is threatening Zery?s rule. Plus, with the discovery of the Amazon sons, males with the same skills as their female counterparts, even Zery can?t deny that the tribe must change. But how? Some want to cooperate with the sons. Others believe brutal new leadership is needed?and are willing to kill to make it happen.Once, Zery?s word was law. Now, she has no idea who to trust, especially with one powerful Amazon son making her question all her instincts. For Zery, tribe comes first, but the battle drawing near is unlike any she?s faced before . . . and losing might cost her both the tribe and her life.


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