A Journey To Remember

Author: Farah K

Publisher: Terfaktab Media

ISBN: 9670774152

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 8042

Aria Louise Smith is young, beautiful and courageous but she’s trapped. She’s been trapped inside the walls of what she calls the house of hell for over ten years and all she’s ever wanted was to escape. One night, she did. For the first time, she made it out. She knew her aunt wouldn’t involve the police in her disappearance so she tries to start a new life. Although she knew she had to go back for the sake of her father’s years of hard work, she lives in the moment, while the freedom she’s been so obsessed on feeling lasts. She thinks she won’t be found, but she has no clue about what she’ll be facing, or who. (Terfaktab Media)
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More Strategies and Techniques for Faking It

Author: Addie Johnson

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609251237

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 4446

Nobody ever said being an adult was easy. But it's easier with The Little Book of Big Excuses, with hundreds of excuses for things you did, things you didn't do, things you did wrong, and things you never want to hear about again. First things first: "Fake Don't Flake." In here are your excuses for being late for or not showing up to any number of places for any number of reasons--grandma's birthday party, work, home, weddings, dentists appointments. "Excusez-Moi, si'l vous plait" is where to look when you're caught wearing a halter top to a black tie event. Or forget your boss's spouse's name--again. Or don't want to pick up the tab. The French have a word for everything. If you need to learn how to say "I'd Love to, but"--the art of articulating just why you can't do most anything you don't want to do--in any language, this is the book for you. Demonstrate your incompetence. When someone asks you to bring those complicated hors d'oeuvres, show up half an hour late with half the ingredients. Bonus section here: how to get someone else to do all the work while you still get the credit. "Delivery Subsystem Failure--Mailboxes, Messages, Missives Gone Awry, Oh My!" Never, ever again will you want for an excuse for not writing, calling, IMing, or emailing. Fake communication breakdowns make fail-safe excuses for a myriad of don't wannas and didn't do its. "All's Fair in Love" contains excuses for not calling, not going on the second date, forgetting the birthday or anniversary of the one you love. Plus how to retreat with remorse, even from the altar steps. Hint: You could have your mother or your manager phone it in. That's what Julia Roberts did. * Hundreds of excuses for thousands of situations, plus "The Excuse Clinic: How to Make Lame Excuses Walk and Okay Excuses Sing."* Life is serious business, people, so pay attention. Let Addie help you off the hook.
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Author: Beverley Harper

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 174262703X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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'Agony exploded in her knee. She staggered, tried to keep going, then nearly fell as a shocking pain rushed up her leg. Confusion and fear swamped her senses, escape suddenly essential. The tuskless cow turned and hobbled away, each step agonising torture. Her front right knee joint had been shattered by the single copper-jacketed bullet. Man, her hated enemy, had just handed out a death sentence. . .' As the rangers and staff of a luxury lodge in Etosha National Park, Namibia welcome the last guests of the season, thoughts are predominantly on the three-month break ahead. Except for Sean, who is fighting his growing attraction for the manager's wife, Thea. Camping in the park nearby, Professor Eben Kruger has his work cut out keeping the attention of the university students in his charge on the behavioural habits of the cunning jackal. None of them could ever be prepared for the horrendous events about to take place. Each will be pushed to breaking point as the quest for survival becomes the only thing that matters. Shocking, gripping, breathtaking. Beverley Harper's outstanding new novel is a guaranteed bestseller.
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A Novel

Author: Kirker Butler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146685068X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From a writer/producer of Family Guy, a satirical look at a dysfunctional southern family complete with an overbearing stage mom, a 9 year-old pageant queen, a cheating husband, his teenage girlfriend, a crazy grandmother, and Jesus. After eight-and-a-half years and three hundred twenty-three pageants, Miranda Miller has become the ultimate stage mother. Her mission in life is to see that her nine-year-old daughter, Bailey, continues to be one of the most successful child pageant contestants in the southern United States. But lately, that mission has become increasingly difficult. Bailey wants to retire and has been secretly binge eating to make herself "unpageantable;" and the reality show Miranda has spent years trying to set up just went to their biggest rival. But Miranda has a plan. She's seven months pregnant with her fourth child, a girl (thank God), and she is going to make damn sure this one is even more successful than Bailey, even if the new girl is a little different. Miranda's husband, Ray, however, doesn't have time for pageants. A full-time nurse, Ray spends his days at the hospital where he has developed a habit of taking whatever pills happen to be lying around. His nights are spent working hospice and dealing with Courtney, the seventeen-year-old orphan granddaughter of one of his hospice patients who he has, regrettably, knocked up. With a pregnant wife, a pregnant teenage mistress, two jobs, a drug hobby, and a mountain of debt, Ray is starting to take desperate measures to find some peace. Meanwhile, the Millers' two sons are being homeschooled by Miranda's mother, Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann), a God-fearing widow who spends her free time playing cards and planning a murder with Jesus. Yes, Jesus. A bright new voice in satirical literature, Kirker Butler pulls no punches as he dissects our culture's current state of affairs. It's really funny, but it's also pretty ugly.
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Author: E. Mitchell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595307698

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 5898

After impregnating an underaged girl, a man struggles to make amends with his girlfriend, a college student at Fayetteville State University. All she can do is think how to get revenge.
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Author: Dorothea Benton Frank

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440622267

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers on a rollicking ride in this lowcountry tale about a woman whose unconventional friends and family show her the real meaning of unconditional love. Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy—until one steamy summer when her collegiate daughter comes home to Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy. And the already hot temperatures are cranked up another ten degrees by Anna’s own fling with Arthur, who is, heaven help us, a Yankee. Now, Anna must face the fact that she isn’t as in control of her life as she’d thought. And she must find a way to deal with the whole truth—and not just the comfortable parts...
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Author: Phoenix Stigall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450094801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Author: Janet Evanovich,Charlotte Hughes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755388410

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 9344

Treat yourself to FULL HOUSE by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes. Praise for the FULL series: 'A fine romance with plenty of kisses' Mirror; 'A wild mix of intrigue, sex and pyrotechnics' The Times Danger is the side-effect of dating a millionaire... Billie Pearce, school teacher and divorced mother-of-two, has always enjoyed a quiet life, right up until the fateful day she starts riding lessons. On her first day at the stables, she meets Nick Kaharchek, the handsome, super-rich playboy who seems - inexplicably, in her view - to like her. To really like her. And despite Nick's own hilariously chaotic family, Billie feels something back, something she never thought she'd feel again. But for Billie and Nick, things are never simple. Someone is not happy about the couple's blossoming romance - and it looks like they're willing to kill over it...
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A Novel

Author: Dana Johnson

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619020831

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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“Avery’s evolution—a black woman trying to claim her place—is as heartbreaking as it is humorous, powerful as it is poignant.” —Los Angeles Times As a young girl, Avery escaped the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. But this new life, filled with school, visits to 7–Eleven to gawk at Tiger Beat magazine, and outings to Dodger Stadium, is soon interrupted by a reminder of the past in the form of her violent cousin Keith. When Keith moves in with her family, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass-walled house in the Hollywood Hills. The past will even intrude upon Avery’s first gallery show, proving her mother’s adage: Every goodbye ain’t gone. “In this debut novel, Johnson brilliantly knits the dual narratives together, maintaining a dynamic balance between nimble language and rowdy, vulnerable characters. The real achievement is the honest, compassionate, and unflinching willingness to honor teenage struggles for identity, confidence, and love while listening to Led Zeppelin and rooting for the Dodgers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[An] extraordinary novel . . . Avery is about as complex and compelling a heroine as I’ve read recently . . . a luminous, funny, and poignant tale that speaks directly to a whole generation raised in a state of cultural confusion.” —Danzy Senna, author of You Are Free and Caucasia
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Why People Reject Religion

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912351

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9436

During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the clich? of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.
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Author: Bella Rose

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469189070

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 70

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Witnessing her mother being abused as a child is forced to deal with the struggle of following in her mothers foot steps as a young teen. Lisa is young, beautiful and confused about hearing the news that she too will become a mother. Though trail and tribulations of her emotional roller coaster called her life meets a man. He helps her see that all men are not evil. A few months of a steamy love affair may just save her life.
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A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429974134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.
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Author: Thomas A. Gavin,Laurie Murphy

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456602101

Category: Humor

Page: 200

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"Life at DrTom's" is a diverse collection of easy-to-digest anecdotes about human behavior, wildlife, children, wives, and more from the perspective of a retired Ivy League professor. DrTom taught classes in biology and conservation at Cornell University for almost 30 years, and he conducted research on birds and mammals in the U.S. and abroad. But he has found that observing humans and describing the human condition are as interesting as the study of wild animals. DrTom writes with a somewhat cynical view about his own species in a way that will make you say "hey, I never thought of that." Spanning six decades, DrTom describes the colorful experiences that vary from studying squirrels on a cattle ranch in Idaho, living in the rainforest of Costa Rica, attending a geisha-like party in Korea, playing tennis for Ohio State, to smoking a cigar while sipping a scotch in the forest surrounding his New York home. These moments have sharpened his power of observation and informed his impression of what makes human behavior so curious. But this life-long exploration of what makes life interesting has generated the tangible he celebrates the most--the memory of these rich encounters. Readers will have no difficulty relating to DrTom's observations and conclusions about the experiences he shares. You will see yourself in many of the uncanny situations in which he has found himself as a father, grandfather, husband, teacher, and retired baby-boomer. Regardless of your age, gender, or educational background, the prose will make you laugh, or pause, or think more deeply about what you see around you.
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Author: James Roy

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702248487

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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In this companion short story collection to the highly successful and award-winning collection, Town, young people are linked in very different ways—through chance meetings, found objects, social connections, the civil disobedience of the shadowy Poet, and the streets of a city. This place has no name, but any reader who has ever lived in a city will find it immediately familiar. It is a striking collection of connected stories that reflects the young peoples’ lives and those of the people they pass each day.
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Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460333187

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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I don't want to hurt you. But once we're in the hotel room? I'm in charge. I will have what I want. Katy Michaels has only one purpose when she crashes New York's most notorious New Year's party. But within seconds of laying eyes on a mysterious stranger, she knows three things: 1) He's dangerous. 2) He wants her. 3) He knows exactly what she needs. Austin Treffen is the kind of man who doesn't even pretend to be civilised beneath his exquisite handmade suits. For the first time in her life, Katy is going to throw caution-and her virginity-to the wind and seize everything that he has to offer. But one incredible night lifts the lid on a shocking sensuality that Katy had only ever dreamed of. Now they must decide if what they have is worth fighting for! Collect all three novels in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy: AVENGE ME by USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates SCANDALIZE ME by USA TODAY bestselling author Caitlin Crews EXPOSE ME by USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Hewitt
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A Love Story

Author: Gene Wilder

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429917105

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The beloved actor and screenwriter Gene Wilder's first novel, My French Whore, set during World War I, delicately and elegantly explores a most unusual romance. It's almost the end of the war and Paul Peachy, a young railway employee and amateur actor in Milwaukee, realizes his marriage is one-sided. He enlists, and ships off to France. Peachy instantly realizes how out of his depth he is—and never more so than when he is captured. Risking everything, Peachy—who as a child of immigrants speaks German—makes the reckless decision to impersonate one of the enemy's most famous spies. As the urbane and accomplished spy Harry Stroller, Peachy has access to a world he could never have known existed—a world of sumptuous living, world-weary men, and available women. But when one of those women—Annie, a young, beautiful and wary courtesan—turns out to be more than she seems, Peachy's life is transformed forever.
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Author: Lulu

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748128050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This is the remarkable memoir of the small girl (5 foot 1 inch tall) with the huge voice. At the age of 15, in 1964, Lulu - born Marie Lawrie in Glasgow - was already a star with her international hit song 'Shout'. At 18 she stole hearts as an English schoolgirl to Sidney Poitier's teacher with the movie hit 'To Sir With Love'. At 21, she married a Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, and tied as winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Boom-Bang-a-Bang'. Yet in 1993 she reached No.1 with 'Relight My Fire' (with Take That). Nearly forty years at the top of the showbiz tree, Lulu has never been afraid to experiment with new trends, and her book reflects the daring that took a girl from a Glasgow tenement to international stardom - as 'To Sir With Love' says, 'from crayons to perfume'. I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT (the title of a song Lulu wrote and Tina Turner recorded) is the devastatingly candid autobiography of a singer who has never shirked from facing anything.
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Author: Bruce Kane

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557912504

Category:

Page: N.A

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Author: Tracie Clayton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059581400X

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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How would you feel if you lost your job and broke up with your boyfriend on the same day? Roberta Rubin is torn between full-blown shock and sweet relief when she gets downsized from her miserable corporate job and parts ways with her incongruous boyfriend in the span of a few hours. Roberta's search for a new job goes badly when she continually rehashes the flaws of her previous employer during interviews. A spot as a contestant on a television quiz show gives Roberta the hope of freedom from her financial concerns. She also feels hopeful when she meets a nice guy at a seminar, but it seems that her crush on her handsome neighbor Glen is unrequited when she spots him coming out of his apartment holding hands with a supermodel. Roberta's luck finally begins to change when a temporary job as a personal assistant brings her into the world of soap opera diva Barrie Rydell and her four pampered pooches. After averting a wardrobe crisis before the Daytime Glory Awards, Roberta considers a new career as far away from her original path as she could have imagined. Will she finally achieve the success for which she's been striving, both professionally and personally?
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