Swear on This Life

Swear on This Life
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Author: Renée Carlino
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501105791
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"When a young graduate student discovers she is the romantic inspiration behind a pseudonymously published literary sensation, she embarks on a search for the elusive writer"--

I Swear I ll Make It Up to You

I Swear I ll Make It Up to You
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Author: Mishka Shubaly
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781610395595
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: PublicAffairs

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An odyssey of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, brokenness, broke-ness, sex, love, loss, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running. A misfit kid at the best of times, Mishka Shubaly had his world shattered when, in a twenty-four-hour span in 1992, he survived a mass shooting on his school's campus, then learned that his parents were getting divorced. His father, a prominent rocket scientist, abandoned the family and their home was lost to foreclosure. Shubaly swore to avenge the wrongs against his mother, but instead plunged into a magnificently toxic love affair with alcohol. Almost two decades later, Shubaly's life changed again when a fateful five-mile run after a bar fight inspired him to clean up his life. And when he finally reconnected with his estranged father, he discovered the story of his childhood was radically different from what he thought he knew. In this fiercely honest, emotional, and self-laceratingly witty book, Shubaly relives his mistakes, misfortunes, and infrequent good decisions: the disastrous events that fractured his life; his incendiary romances; his hot-and-cold career as a rock musician; meeting his newborn nephew while out of his gourd on cough syrup. I Swear I'll Make It Up to You is an apology for choices Shubaly never thought he'd live long enough to regret, a journey so far down the low road that it took him years of running to claw his way back.

Nowhere But Here

Nowhere But Here
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Author: Renée Carlino
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476763965
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A contemporary romance novel set in Chicago and Napa Valley"--

Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers
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Author: Renée Carlino
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501105784
Release: 2015-08-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City. To the Green-eyed Lovebird: We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House. You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more. We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other. Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding… I didn’t see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn’t know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello. After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I’ve spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half? M

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here
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Author: Renée Carlino
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501105821
Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"You know when you're looking at someone and you can't help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That's what was happening to me, and it was making me feel...happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn't exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks."--

I Swear

I Swear
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Author: Lane Davis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781442435070
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When a bullied teen commits suicide, her abusers argue that the girl was a weak coward and agree to keep their stories consistent to protect each other, a pact that unravels throughout a court case that reveals their acts of cyber bullying and harassment.

After the Rain

After the Rain
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Author: Renée Carlino
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476764009
Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth. When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn’t know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her. A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he’s confronted with the hard truth: there’s no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces. Regrouping on his uncle’s Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?

How to Swear Around the World

How to Swear Around the World
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Author: Jay Sacher
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781452121833
Release: 2012-09-07
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This essential phrasebook collects the most colorful, explicit, and outrageous ways to tell people off in every part of the world. Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to expressions for X-rated relations with animals. Phonetic pronunciation is provided so that readers can curse like a native, and handy illustrations provide visual guides to these foreign exclamations. Perfect for the international traveler who may need to wish an enemy a painful death, insult a person's grandmother, or accuse someone's mother of having intimate relations with bears in the forest.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
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Author: Abbi Waxman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780451491886
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Instant USA Today bestseller! “Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin “Meet our bookish millennial heroine—a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will… Waxman’s wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and imaginative, and “Bookish” lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare.”—The Washington Post “Abbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm…. For anyone who’s ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility.”--Entertainment Weekly The author of Other People’s Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar. Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own...shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is? Nina considers her options. 1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.) 2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee). 3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.) It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.

A Little Life

A Little Life
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Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780385539265
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Anchor

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

Raybearer

Raybearer
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Author: Jordan Ifueko
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781683357193
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Named one of the best books of the year by People Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and more! "Dazzling... All hail Raybearer." --Entertainment Weekly "One of the most exceptional YA fantasies of all time." --Buzzfeed "Brilliantly conceived fantasy." --People "An exquisitely detailed world." --PopSugar Fans of Sabaa Tahir and Tomi Adeyemi won't want to miss this instant New York Times bestselling fantasy from breakout YA sensation Jordan Ifueko! Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you've sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11. If she’s picked, she'll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won't stand by and become someone’s pawn--but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we're willing to go for the ones we love.

Swear

Swear
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Author: Adriana Locke
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1546727299
Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ellie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry. It's a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he's standing in front of her-body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist-remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder. Ford gets Ellie isn't his biggest fan. He just doesn't care. Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she's even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that's one mistake he won't make again. SWEAR is a heartfelt and steamy standalone romance.

Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing
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Author: Renée Carlino
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476763934
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After the death of her father, classically trained pianist Mia Kelly gives up a possible career as a musician to run her father's New York City café, but all that changes when she meets a charming guitarist named Will. Original.

The Answer Is

The Answer Is
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Author: Alex Trebek
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781982157999
Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, TIME, AND NEWSWEEK Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a week. Last year, he made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! studio received boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers. For over three decades, Trebek had resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. “I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he writes in The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life. The book combines illuminating personal anecdotes with Trebek’s thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy. Trebek also addresses the questions he gets asked most often by Jeopardy! fans, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache, his insights on legendary players like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and his opinion of Will Ferrell’s Saturday Night Live impersonation. The book uses a novel structure inspired by Jeopardy!, with each chapter title in the form of a question, and features dozens of never-before-seen photos that candidly capture Trebek over the years. This wise, charming, and inspiring book is further evidence why Trebek has long been considered one of the most beloved and respected figures in entertainment.

Swear

Swear
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Author: Nina Malkin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781442426559
Release: 2011-10-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A promise broken. A bond betrayed. What do you do when an oath of devotion threatens to destroy the one you love? “The drama is high” (Booklist) in this paranormal sequel to Swoon. It’s been six months since ghost-turned-golem Sinclair Youngblood Powers confessed his love, stole Dice’s heart, and disappeared from Swoon, perhaps from existence. Despite the hurt, Dice has been moving steadily toward ordinary. Dreams of Sin still plague and pleasure her sleep, and the mark Sin left remains on her skin, still sore. But Dice has been throwing herself into music, finding solace in song and sometimes even in the arms of her band mate, Tosh. Life seems almost…normal. The last thing Dice wants is to mess with anything remotely supernatural. But when her best friend’s boyfriend goes missing, Dice has no choice but to become very much involved. She knows that his disappearance was no accident, and it somehow has everything to do with Sin. Because Dice can feel it: Sin is back. And the promises and deceptions he left in his wake have returned to haunt him.

Swear by the Moon

Swear by the Moon
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Author: Shirlee Busbee
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0446609250
Release: 2001-12-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Haunted by tragedy and scandal, Thea Garrett guards her wounded heart by playing the role of notorious outcast for all it's worth, never giving a second thought to love.

The Soul Mate

The Soul Mate
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Author: Kendall Ryan
Pages: 304
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Release: 2017-08-14
Editor: Kendall Ryan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From New York Times Bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a sexy new stand-alone novel in her Roommates series. The smoking-hot one-night stand I was never supposed to see again? Yeah, well, I might be pregnant, and he’s my OB-GYN. Get ready to fall head over heels madly in love with the hottest OBGYN doctor you have ever met! This full-length standalone contains the most hilariously awkward lady-doctor visit, lots of playful banter and some good ol' fashioned baby-makin'!

Eliza Starts a Rumor

Eliza Starts a Rumor
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Author: Jane L. Rosen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593102107
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author of Nine Women, One Dress delivers a charming, unforgettable novel about four women, one little lie, and the big repercussions that unite them all. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. When Eliza Hunt created The Hudson Valley Ladies’ Bulletin Board fifteen years ago she was happily entrenched in her picture-perfect suburban life with her husband and twin preschoolers. Now, with an empty nest and a crippling case of agoraphobia, the once-fun hobby has become her lifeline. So when a rival parenting forum threatens the site’s existence, she doesn’t think twice before fabricating a salacious rumor to spark things up a bit. It doesn’t take long before that spark becomes a flame. Across town, new mom and site devotee Olivia York is thrown into a tailspin by what she reads on the Bulletin Board. Allison Le is making cyber friends with a woman who isn’t quite who she says she is. And Amanda Cole, Eliza’s childhood friend, may just hold the key to unearthing why Eliza can’t step out of her front door. In all this chaos, one thing is for sure…Hudson Valley will never be the same. Funny, romantic, raw, and hopeful, this is a story about being a woman and of the healing power of sisterhood.

The Unbreakables

The Unbreakables
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Author: Lisa Barr
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062895400
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A delicious, sharp novel about a woman who jets off to France after her perfect marriage collapses, putting the broken pieces of herself back together while rediscovering her own joie de vivre—a lust for life, art, and steamy sex. “Artful, feminist, and emotionally gripping. The Unbreakables is a remarkable tribute to a woman’s strength in the face of heartbreak and adversity.” — Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient The worst birthday ever might just be the gift of a lifetime… It’s Sophie Bloom’s forty-second birthday, and she’s ready for a night of celebration with Gabe, her longtime, devoted husband, and her two besties and their spouses. Dinner is served with a side of delicious gossip, including which North Grove residents were caught with their pants down on Ashley Madison after the secret on-line dating site for married and committed couples was hacked. Thirty-two million cheaters worldwide have been exposed…including Sophie’s “perfect” husband. To add insult to injury, she learns Gabe is the top cheater in their town. Humiliated and directionless, Sophie jumps into the unknown and flees to France to meet up with her teenage daughter who is studying abroad and nursing her own heartbreak. After a brief visit to Paris, Sophie heads out to the artist enclave of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. There, for the first time in a long time, Sophie acknowledges her own desires—not her husband’s, not her daughter’s—and rediscovers her essence with painful honesty and humor, reawakening both her sensuality and ambitions as a sculptor. As she sheds her past and travels the obstacle-filled off beaten path, Sophie Bloom is determined to blossom. Allowing her true self to emerge in the postcard beauty of Provence, Sophie must decide what is broken forever...and what it means to be truly unbreakable.

Ache for You

Ache for You
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Author: J. T. Geissinger
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1503904385
Release: 2018-11
Editor: Montlake Romance

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this fairy tale with a sexy twist, she's a penniless San Francisco seamstress. He's the king of Italian couture. Who's got designs on whom? Boutique owner Kimber DiSanto has seen better days. She's been dumped at the altar by Prince Charmless, her business went up in flames (literally), and now she's stuck in Florence, Italy, with an ice-queen stepmother, to try to save her late father's failing dress shop. Only one thing could make it worse: another man in her life. The arrogant Italian fashion tycoon offering to buy her father's shop is as rich as he is sexy, and their attraction is off the charts. But Kimber's not about to get burned again. Women don't say no to Matteo Moretti--and certainly not with Kimber's stinging precision. With all the heat and fury sparking between them, Matteo can't resist baiting the gorgeous American. His plan? Win her over one scorching kiss at a time. Kimber tells herself it's all just a game. That her broken heart isn't in danger, and that Matteo's touch does not make her Lady Land dance with joy. But sometimes it takes the fieriest of enemies to turn a fantasy into a real-life romance.