The Best of Us

The Best of Us
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Author: Robyn Carr
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488088681
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Sullivan’s Crossing, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr has created a place where good people, powerful emotions, great humor and a healthy dose of common sense are the key ingredients to a happy life. Sullivan’s Crossing brings out the best in people. It’s a place you’ll want to visit again and again. Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it’s time that Leigh has her independence, and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. Helen Culver is an independent woman who lovingly raised her sister’s orphaned child. Now, with Leigh grown, it’s time for her to live life for herself. The retired teacher has become a successful mystery writer who loves to travel and intends to never experience winter again. When Helen visits Leigh, she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan’s Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person. Helen and Leigh will each have to decide if they can open themselves up to love neither expected to find and seize the opportunity to live their best lives.

The Best of Us

The Best of Us
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Author: Joyce Maynard
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781635570366
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List Indie Next Pick "For Reading Groups" From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.

The Best of Us

The Best of Us
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Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781451673524
Release: 2013-04-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Paradise isn’t quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls. An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And, finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage. Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends—and herself.

The Best Part of Us

The Best Part of Us
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Author: Sally Cole-Misch
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781631527425
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: She Writes Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beth cherished her childhood summers on a pristine northern Canadian lake, where she reveled in the sweet smell of dew on early morning hikes, the loons’ evening trills across the lake’s many bays, every brush stroke of her brother’s paintings celebrating their cherished place, and their grandfather’s laughter as he welcomed neighbors to their annual Welsh harvest celebration. Theirs was an unshakeable bond with nature, family, and friends, renewed every summer on their island of granite and pines. But that bond was threatened and then torn apart, first as rights to their island were questioned and then by nature itself, and the family was forced to leave. Fourteen years later, Beth has created a new life in urban Chicago. There, she’s erected a solid barrier between the past and present, no matter how much it costs—until her grandfather asks her to return to the island to determine its fate. Will she choose to preserve who she has become, or risk everything to discover if what was lost still remains? The Best Part of Us will immerse readers in a breathtaking natural world, a fresh perspective on loyalty, and an exquisite ode to the essential roles that family, nature, and place hold in all of our lives.

The Best of Us

The Best of Us
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Author: Kennedy Fox
Pages: 228
ISBN: 1946087785
Release: 2020-12
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What happens when the biggest blizzard of the year hits and you're trapped in a cabin with your best friend's brother? You take every opportunity to spend time together and make him fall in love with you. The Best of Us is a best friend's brother, opposites attract, and snowed-in together standalone romance. Book #2 in the Love in Isolation series. "The Best of Us by Kennedy Fox mixed heat and heart perfectly. The swoony feels can melt the coldest hearts. Nuclear hot chemistry can melt the strongest blizzard. It was a dreamy combination of adorable characters, hot and sweet feels and impeccable writing." -PP's Bookshelf

The Best American Short Stories 2014

The Best American Short Stories 2014
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Author: Jennifer Egan,Heidi Pitlor
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780547819228
Release: 2014
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

The Best in Us

The Best in Us
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Author: Cleve W. Stevens
Pages: 381
ISBN: 0825306841
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues that new leadership with a focus on people is needed in the new economy, and that there should be an emphasis on followers as well as leaders.

The Best American Food Writing 2020

The Best American Food Writing 2020
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Author: J. Kenji López-Alt,Silvia Killingsworth
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780358346494
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The year’s top food writing from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country. “These are stories about culture,” writes J. Kenji López-Alt in his introduction. “About how food shapes people, neighborhoods, and history.” This year’s Best American Food Writing captures the food industry at a critical moment in history — from the confrontation of abusive kitchen culture, to the disappearance of the supermarkets, to the rise and fall of celebrity chefs, to the revolution of baby food. Spanning from New York’s premier restaurants to the chile factories of New Mexico, this collection lifts a curtain on how food arrives on our plates, revealing extraordinary stories behind what we eat and how we live. THE BEST AMERICAN FOOD WRITING 2020 INCLUDES BURKHARD BILGER, KAT KINSMAN, LAURA HAYES, TAMAR HASPEL, SHO SPAETH, TIM MURPHY and others

The Best American Noir of the Century

The Best American Noir of the Century
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Author: James Ellroy,Otto Penzler
Pages: 731
ISBN: 9780547577449
Release: 2011
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects the best noir writing from 1910 to 2010, including works by James M. Cain, Joyce Carol Oates, Elmore Leonard, Dennis Lehane, Evan Hunter, Mickey Spillane, Patricia Highsmith, and William Gay.

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

The Best American Travel Writing 2020
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Author: Jason Wilson,Robert Macfarlane
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780358362043
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The year’s best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane. An eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays published in 2019, collected by esteemed guest editor Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind and Underland. The Best American Travel Writing gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020
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Author: John Joseph Adams,Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781328618863
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon. Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

The Best American Short Stories of the Century
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Author: John Updike,Katrina Kenison
Pages: 835
ISBN: 0395843677
Release: 2000
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2020

The Best American Mystery Stories 2020
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Author: C. J. Box,Otto Penzler
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781328636126
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of the year’s best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award–winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box , #1 New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual “treat for crime-fiction fans” (Library Journal).

The Best American Essays 2020

The Best American Essays 2020
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Author: André Aciman,Robert Atwan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780358358589
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of the year’s best essays selected by André Aciman, author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name. “An essay is the child of uncertainty,” André Aciman contends in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2020. “The struggle to write what one hopes is entirely true, and the long incubation every piece of writing requires of a writer who is thinking difficult thoughts, are what ultimately give the writing its depth, its magnitude, its grace.” The essays Aciman selected center on people facing moments of deep uncertainty, searching for a greater truth. From a Black father’s confrontation of his son’s illness, to a divorcée’s transcendent experience with strangers, to a bartender grieving the tragic loss of a friend, these stories are a master class not just in essay writing but in empathy, artfully imbuing moments of hardship with understanding and that elusive grace. The Best American 2020 Essays includes RABIH ALAMEDDINE • BARBARA EHRENREICH • LESLIE JAMISON JAMAICA KINCAID • ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH • A. O. SCOTT • JERALD WALKER • STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS and others

The Best American Essays 2019

The Best American Essays 2019
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Author: Rebecca Solnit,Robert Atwan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781328467119
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of the year’s best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit. “Essays are restless literature, trying to find out how things fit together, how we can think about two things at once, how the personal and the public can inform each other, how two overtly dissimilar things share a secret kinship,” contends Rebecca Solnit in her introduction. From lost languages and extinct species to life-affirming cosmologies and literary myths that offer cold comfort, the personal and the public collide in The Best American Essays 2019. This searching, necessary collection grapples with what has preoccupied us in the past year—sexual politics, race, violence, invasive technologies—and yet, in reading for the book, Solnit also found “how discovery can be a deep pleasure.” The Best American Essays 2019 includes Michelle Alexander, Jabari Asim, Alexander Chee, Masha Gessen, Jean Guerrero, Elizabeth Kolbert, Terese Marie Mailhot, Jia Tolentino, and others.

The Best American Food Writing 2019

The Best American Food Writing 2019
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Author: Samin Nosrat,Silvia Killingsworth
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781328663092
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Samin Nosrat collects the year’s finest writing about food and drink. Best-selling author and winner of numerous awards, Samin Nosrat, selects the year’s top food writing from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country.

The Country Guesthouse

The Country Guesthouse
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Author: Robyn Carr
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488052293
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Treat yourself this Christmas by staying in with this holiday read! #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr delivers an emotional and triumphant novel about the fierce power of a mother’s love. A summer rental, a new beginning… Hannah Russell’s carefully crafted plans for her life have been upended without warning. When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah became guardian to a five-year-old named Noah. With no experience at motherhood, she’s terrified she’s not up to the challenge. She and Noah need time to get to know each other, so she decides to rent a country house with stunning views on a lake in rural Colorado. When they arrive at the house, they are greeted by the owner, a handsome man who promises to stay out of their way. But his clumsy Great Dane, Romeo, has other ideas and Noah immediately bonds with the lovable dog. As Hannah learns to become a mother, Owen Abrams, who is recovering from his own grief, can’t help but be drawn out of his solitude by his guests. But life throws more challenges at this unlikely trio and they are tested in ways they never thought possible. All three will discover their strengths and, despite their differences, they will fight to become a family. And the people of Sullivan’s Crossing will rally around them to offer all of the support they need.

The Great American Read The Book of Books

The Great American Read  The Book of Books
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Author: PBS
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780316417549
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun
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Author: Stephenie Meyer
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780316592253
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. An instant #1 New York Times BestsellerAn instant #1 USA Today BestsellerAn instant #1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerAn instant #1 IndieBound BestsellerApple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

The Best American History Essays 2006

The Best American History Essays 2006
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Author: Organization of American Historians
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781137065803
Release: 2016-09-23
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ten of the best articles in American history published in 2006 selected from over 300 learned and popular journals. Topics range from the general to the specific and cover all aspects of American history, from the early days of the republic through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These are the questions that today's historians are asking.