Reading Recommendations: The Shack, Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity, William P. Young.
MacKenzie Allen Phillips young daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a camping trip and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.
Against his better judgment, he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.
In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as they did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!
I'll tell you right now! Its been a long time since I've heard a book so widely discussed. You readers out there, let us hear from you.
And, The New Natural Cat, A Complete Guide for Finicky Owners, Newly Revised and Expanded, Anitra Frazier with Norma Eckroate.
Why won't your cat use the scratching post, or the litter box? Are commercial cat foods okay to feed your pet? Can you change scratching and biting behavior? How do you care for an abused cat? This newly revised and expanded edition of the now classic handbook on cat care gives you honest, sensible answers to the questions you, the cat owner, really ask. First published in 1981, The Natural Cat was the only pet care book that dared to openly question commonly accepted procedures and recommendations about domestic felines. Now this all-new revised edition provides helpful advice on nurturing and loving a happy, healthy cat, plus specific information on: holistic care for your cat; grooming tips and tools complete with illustrations; solutions to "common" and "impossible" problems; dangers in the home: booby traps that can harm your cat; veterinarians and veterinary care; plus a totally new encyclopedia of over 40 common feline health problems.
And, Angels' Tip, a novel, Alafair Burke.
Fresh faced Indian college student Chelsea Hart is so excited to spend the final hours of her spring break in the VIP room of an elite New York City club that she remains behind when her girlfriends call it a night. The next morning, as her concerned friends anxiously pace their hotel lobby, joggers find Chelsea's body in East River park, her wavy blonde hair brutally hacked off.
NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher catches the case and hones in on the group of privileged men who were last seen plying Chelsea with free-flowing alcohol. But before she can even gather the preliminary evidence, the gruesome murder is grabbing headlines and drawing unwanted media attention to the department. So when Ellie builds a tight case against Jake Myers, a young hedge fund manager, the department brass and the district attorney's office are elated: the case will soon be cleared, the media will tout the department's quick work, and Ellie will be a dream witness at the trial against Myers.
But Ellie has her doubts, Chelsea's murder is eerily similar to three other deaths that occurred nearly a decade ago: the victims were young, female, and in each case, the killer had taken her hair as a souvenir.
Ellie's investigation pulls her into a late night world of exclusive clubs, conspicuous wealth, and hedonistic consumption. And her search for the truth not only pits her against her fellow cops but also places her under the watchful eye of a psychopath eager to add the prideful young female detective to his list.
Wrenching and suspenseful, Angels Tip is an electric thriller that offers a voyeuristic glimpse into the glamorous but dangerous world of New York night life. This stunning whodunit proves yet again that Alafair Burke "Knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy." (Entertainment Weekly)
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