Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia, Thanhha Lai, and Rebecca Stead, internationally best-selling author Nadia Hashimi´s first novel for young listeners is a coming-of-age journey set in modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh - a preteen girl dressed as a boy. Obayda´s family is in need of some good fortune, and her aunt has an idea to bring the family luck - dress Obayda, the youngest of four sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh. Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. Their transformation won´t last forever, though - unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure. Nadia Hashimi´s first novel for adults, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, was a best seller that shares a bacha posh character with One Half from the East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ariana Delawari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005605/bk_harp_005605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julie Chase is back with her fourth delightful Kitty Couture mystery, perfect for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Blaize Clement.With a pet pageant around the corner and a killer unleashed, Lacy will have to collar the culprit before the claws come out.Lacy Marie Crocker can hardly believe it?s been a year since her return home to New Orleans. There hasn?t been a dull moment since opening her pet boutique last summer, and thanks to the popularity of Lacy?s organic pet treats, and the arrival of the National Pet Pageant, Lacy desperately needs some help before she is overrun by the demand for pupcakes and crinolines.The entire Garden District seems to be counting the minutes until opening night of the pet pageant and everything is going spectacularly until Viktor Petrov, the pageant emcee takes a spill from the balcony during dress rehearsal. All signs points to murder and homicide detective Jack Oliver sets his eyes on Eva Little, one of Lacy?s committee sisters and the only other person on the balcony at the time of the fall, as the killer. But when it comes out that Viktor was notoriously rude, the doors blow wide open with potential suspects who could?ve wanted him dead.Lacy?s determined to find the killer and exonerate Eva, but when Lacy receives a mysterious warning?a plush kitty from Lacy?s shop with its mouth crudely stitched over?it?s clear that she?s been found first. Full with killer recipes for your pet, Cat Got Your Crown is Julie Chase?s uproarious fourth Kitty Couture mystery.