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|Author||: Lauren Blakely|
|Editor||: Lauren Blakely Books|
It was only supposed to be a marriage of convenience... Let me just say, this whole part-time lover thing was her idea. I’d have gone all-in from the start, but hey, when a gorgeous, brilliant woman invites you into her bed, and only her bed…well, I said yes. But then, one hysterical phone call from my brother later, begging me to find myself a wife so grandfather’s business stays in the family, and I need a promotion with Elise. Turns out a full-time husband suits her needs too, and a temporary marriage of convenience ought to do the trick, until we can simply untie the knot… As long as no one finds out… As long as no one gets hurt… As long as no one falls in love… But our ending was one I never saw coming.
|Author||: Kevin Taylor|
|Editor||: Nbm Publishing Company|
Taylor's first fully painted graphic novel is a series of interlaced stories starring Jill, who gets herself through college by selling her hot services. She's gorgeous, hot as a chilli pepper, thrills to men taking her, but doesn't take any crap.
|Author||: Belinda Nored|
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Turn to Jesus when your trials and tribulations seem to wear you down. Turn to Jesus when you feel all hope is gone. Turn to Jesus when you need someone who will never leave nor forsake you. Jesus is your very present help in all you go through in this life. In God is Not Looking for a Part-Time Lover but a Committed People, author Belinda Nored encourages all who are looking for strength, comfort, and spiritual guidance to turn to Jesus. Nored, who committed her life to the Lord more than twenty years ago, uses a wide range of Scriptures to show how a renewal of your commitment to the Lord will allow him to restore what is broken and discusses what God expects of you to gain eternal life. She teaches how to let go and let God handle it all. God is Not Looking for a Part-Time Lover but a Committed People invites Christians to explore life to the fullest of their imaginations and to try Jesus. He is the answer.
|Author||: Sherman Alexie|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
|Author||: Lauren Blakely|
|Editor||: Lauren Blakely Books|
A charming British hero, the woman who tempts him, and a hands-off arrangement that's oh-so-hard to maintain... My bags are packed and I'm ready to go. All I have to do is board a plane, and I'll be on my way to fulfilling a promise I made long ago. Bonus points -- my last week in Paris looks to be even better when I meet a gorgeous, clever American woman and make plans to take her back to my flat that night. But before we can get together for what would surely be a fantastic final fling, my boss hits me with a double whammy. My previous client didn't pay, so the trip's postponed, and the new client I now desperately need is none other than the tempting American I'm about to take home. Time to keep my hands to myself. And as I do, we get to know each other while we wander the streets of Paris together, where I discover she's witty, kind and has a delicious zest for life. Trouble is, I'm taking off for the other side of the world any day now. What could go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Everything, if one of you is leaving...
|Author||: Raven Leilani|
|Editor||: Bond Street Books|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize for Best First Book Winner of the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named Best Book of the Year by O: the Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Amazon, Indigo, NPR, Harper’s Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping Sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender, Luster sees a young Black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage. Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly, figuring her way into life as an artist. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and falling into Eric's family life, his home. She becomes a hesitant friend to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie is the only Black woman who young Akila knows. Razor-sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, socially disruptive, Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life in a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.
|Author||: Susan Sontag|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical romance from the National Book Award-winning author of In America touches on themes of sex and revolution, the fate of nature, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love.
|Author||: Gabriel García Márquez|
Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
|Author||: David Levithan|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
basis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you're in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn't pass, that's it—you're done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it's even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover's face. How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.
|Author||: Sujata Massey|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
A young woman with a foothold in two cultures, Rei Shimura has gone wherever fortune and her unruly passions have led her throughout her chaotic twenties. Now, after the streamers for her thirtieth birthday celebration have been taken down, the Japanese-American antiques dealer and part-time sleuth finds herself with an assignment to find and authenticate an ancient Middle Eastern pitcher that disappeared from Iraq's national museum. The piece is believed to be in the hands of a wealthy Japanese collector, whose passion for beauty extends to Rei herself. But when a devastating typhoon hits Tokyo, Rei is trapped with the object of her investigation—and with much much more than the fate of an ancient pitcher at risk.
|Author||: Maurice Udom|
|Editor||: Author House|
The news that the gods of infidelity has struck Mama Titi to death for committing adultery brought the social life of women in Afon community to a halt. The women were aggressive and despondent. “How about the man, her lover? Sharia has come to the South!” Cried the women. Mama Koko, an ambitious good-looking women leader whose gorgeous figure could intimidate the most confident of the men, finds this male chauvinism deeply repugnant. She is poised to liberate the women of Afon from the tutelage of a traditional deity, Ekpo Nkagwo, the god of infidelity, which has been instituted by men to punish adulterous women only. But Ikwo, a sharp-tongued woman who sees men’s dominance as godly and invincible disassociates herself. She sheepishly discloses the plans by women to destroy the Craft Image of the god of infidelity to her husband, Chief Anwana -- a betrayal of the worst kind, which temporarily paralyses the women’s liberation moves. “Our problem is in ourselves”, regretted Inim, the virgin. Chief Anwana is unhappy. He summons the elders in Afon who consider the women’s suggestion to destroy the deity as a threat to their dominance of the women folks. The elders, in a unanimous decision, send the women’s leaders -- Mama Koko and Ntiense-- on exile. Yet Afon community was without excitement as Adiaha denied her husband, Akpan-utere, romance. Akpan-Utere, now drunk is forced to reveal the secrets on how to demystify the power of the god of infidelity. Mama Koko, who is on exile, is unrelenting in her bid to free the women. There is more to learn from the intrigue in the destruction of the blind gods to free Afon women.
|Author||: Lauren Blakely|
|Editor||: Lauren Blakely Books|
Faking it never felt so real... Nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me at the charity auction. Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary. She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Then my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he's negotiating my contract. What happens next when faking it starts to feel all too real?
|Author||: Markus Zusak|
|Editor||: Random House|
The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.
|Author||: Lily King|
An extraordinary new novel of art, love and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times–bestselling author of Euphoria, which sold over 400,000 copies in North America. Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, mouldy room at the side of a garage, where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching on to something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.Written with King’s trademark humour, heart and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.
|Author||: Victoria Sobolev|
Nothing is as it seems at first sight. Feelings are laid bare. There is no black and white. There is no right. And the wrong feels too good to be trusted. People think that Alex was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, not only rich, but blessed by luck. Men respect him, women dream of him, and Alex alone knows the strength it takes to conceal his tortured soul and devastating secrets. But despite those powerful life lessons, he has always believed in his father's words, 'When you fall in love, you love forever - it's in our family blood. Look for HER and you'll find your happiness beyond thought...' Valeria has never experienced actual romance (an early pregnancy, a hasty marriage, a life filled with work and study) and considers herself a pragmatist. She was taught to live by the rules: if you get married, then you love your husband; if you dream of a new home, then you work hard. But when, against all logic, she finds a beautiful stranger in her bed, her world turns upside down. After all, falling for the forbidden can be too sweet not to try... at least once. They come from the opposite ends of the globe, but the collision of two soulmates is destined. Fate will send them on a lifelong journey from Eastern Europe to Spain, France, the United States, and back. Their story is a mix of a beautiful fairy tale and a painful nightmare. It`s not something you`ve heard before: everything is too vivid, too honest, too emotional and too profound. An attraction at first sight; A passion that breaks all rules; A hypnotic melody - it conquers all. This is one love for life and beyond time, This is MONOGAMY...
|Author||: Mark Haddon|
A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
|Author||: William Shakespeare|
|Editor||: Macmillan International Higher Education|
From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most loved comedy. This book includes: * An introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. www.rscshakespeare.co.uk
|Author||: Fred Bronson|
|Editor||: Watson-Guptill Publications|
Lists number one songs from "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997," and includes background information on the songs and their writers and performers