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I Know This Much Is True

By Wally Lamb
  • ISBN Code: : 0061745790
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 928
  • Category : Fiction
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#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection "Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling—with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget." — USA Today Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself—a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily’s Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin. I Know This Much Is True is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal—an unforgettable masterpiece.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061744980
  • Total of Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
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  • Total of Pages : 288
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  • Book Code : 1250202124
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062079239
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is “a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0593134699
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: i-ll-be-seeing-you.pdf

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The beloved New York Times bestselling author tells the poignant love story of caring for her parents in their final years in this beautifully written memoir. “I’ll Be Seeing You moved me and broadened my understanding of the human condition.”—Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much Is True Elizabeth Berg’s father was an Army veteran who was a tough man in every way but one: He showed a great deal of love and tenderness to his wife. Berg describes her parents’ marriage as a romance that lasted for nearly seventy years; she grew up watching her father kiss her mother upon leaving home, and kiss her again the instant he came back. His idea of when he should spend time away from her was never. But then Berg’s father developed Alzheimer’s disease, and her parents were forced to leave the home they loved and move into a facility that could offer them help. It was time for the couple’s children to offer, to the best of their abilities, practical advice, emotional support, and direction—to, in effect, parent the people who had for so long parented them. It was a hard transition, mitigated at least by flashes of humor and joy. The mix of emotions on everyone’s part could make every day feel like walking through a minefield. Then came redemption. I’ll Be Seeing You charts the passage from the anguish of loss to the understanding that even in the most fractious times, love can heal, transform, and lead to graceful—and grateful—acceptance.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Pdf File: kookooland.pdf

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Gloria Norris’s KooKooLand is a memoir written on the edge of a knife blade. Chilling, intensely moving, and darkly funny, it cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family, and announces the arrival of a startlingly original voice. Gloria Norris grew up in the projects of Manchester, New Hampshire with her parents, her sister, Virginia, and her cat, Sylvester. A snapshot might show a happy, young family, but only a dummkopf would buy that. Nine-year-old Gloria is gutsy and wisecracking. Her father, Jimmy, all dazzle and danger, is often on the far side of the law and makes his own rules—which everyone else better follow. Gloria’s mom, Shirley, tries not to rock the boat, Virginia unwisely defies Jimmy, and Gloria fashions herself into his sidekick—the son he never had. Jimmy takes Gloria everywhere. Hunting, to the racetrack, to slasher movies, and to his parents’ dingy bar—a hole in the wall with pickled eggs and pickled alkies. But it is at Hank Piasecny’s gun shop that Gloria meets the person who will change her life. While Hank and Jimmy trade good-humored insults, Gloria comes under the spell of Hank’s college-age daughter, Susan. Brilliant, pretty, kind, and ambitious, Susan is everything Gloria longs to be—and can be, provided she dreams big and aces third grade like Susan tells her to. But, one night, a brutal act changes the course of all their lives. The story that unfolds is a profound portrait of how violence echoes through a family, and through a community. From the tragedy, Gloria finds a way to carve out a future on her own terms and ends up just where she wants to be. Gripping and unforgettable, KooKooLand is a triumph.

Mustique Island

By Sarah McCoy
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062984403
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: mustique-island.pdf

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From bestselling author Sarah McCoy, a sun-splashed romp with a rich divorcée and her two wayward daughters in 1970s Mustique, the world’s most exclusive private island, where Princess Margaret and Mick Jagger were regulars and scandals stayed hidden from the press. It’s January 1972 but the sun is white hot when Willy May Michael’s boat first kisses the dock of Mustique Isle. Tucked into the southernmost curve of the Caribbean, Mustique is a private island that has become a haven for the wealthy and privileged. Its owner is the eccentric British playboy Colin Tennant, who is determined to turn this speck of white sand into a luxurious neo-colonial retreat for his rich friends and into a royal court in exile for the Queen’s rebellious sister, Princess Margaret—one where Her Royal Highness can skinny dip, party, and entertain lovers away from the public eye. Willy May, a former beauty queen from Texas—who is also no stranger to marital scandals—seeks out Mustique for its peaceful isolation. Determined to rebuild her life and her relationships with her two daughters, Hilly, a model, and Joanne, a musician, she constructs a fanciful white beach house across the island from Princess Margaret—and finds herself pulled into the island’s inner circle of aristocrats, rock stars, and hangers-on. When Willy May’s daughters arrive, they discover that beneath its veneer of decadence, Mustique has a dark side, and like sand caught in the undertow, their mother-daughter story will shift and resettle in ways they never could have imagined.

The Family Roe: An American Story

By Joshua Prager
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393247724
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: the-family-roe.pdf

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A masterpiece of reporting on the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the unknown lives at its heart. Despite her famous pseudonym, no one knows the truth about “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), whose unwanted pregnancy in 1970 opened a great fracture in American life. Journalist Joshua Prager spent years with Norma, discovered her personal papers, a previously unseen trove, and witnessed her final moments. With an explosive revelation at the core of the case, he tells her full story for the first time. Prager also traces Roe’s fifty-year trajectory through three compelling figures: feminist lawyer Linda Coffee, who filed the original Texas lawsuit yet now lives in obscurity; Curtis Boyd, a former fundamentalist Christian, today a leading provider of third-trimester abortions; and Mildred Jefferson, the first Black female Harvard Medical School graduate, who became a pro-life leader with great secrets. Essential to our understanding of this key debate, the right to choose or the right to life, The Family Roe will change the way you think about our enduring American divide.

Three Things I Know Are True

By Betty Culley
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062908049
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: three-things-i-know-are-true.pdf

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Fans of Jandy Nelson and Marieke Nijkamp will love this deeply moving novel in verse about the aftermath of a gun accident. Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay’s father’s gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv feels like she’s the only person who can see that her brother is still there inside his broken body. With Liv’s mom suing Clay’s family, there are divisions in the community that Liv knows she’s not supposed to cross. But Clay is her friend, too, and she refuses to turn away from him—just like she refuses to give up on Jonah. This powerful novel is a stunning exploration of tragedy, grief, compassion, and forgiveness.

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735219117
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: where-the-crawdads-sing.pdf

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

This Much is True

By James Quinn
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408189461
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 817
  • Pdf File: this-much-is-true.pdf

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This Much Is True is a landmark volume about the art of directing documentaries, with contributions from some of the most eminent documentary filmmakers working today, including Nick Broomfield, Andrew Jarecki, Kim Longinotto, Kevin Macdonald, James Marsh and Albert Maysles. Each chapter focuses on a particular element of the filmmaking process, and takes the form of an in-depth and highly personal conversation, presented in unvarnished documentary form. Taken as a whole, the book represents a uniquely candid and well-informed account of what it takes and what it means to make documentaries.

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook: The Eighties

By Wise Publications
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  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 178323203X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: the-big-guitar-chord-songbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now, with The Big Guitar Chord Songbook: The Eighties you can play eighty songs ranging from stadium rock to synth pop, indie to power ballads, from the best artists of the era. Each song is arranged in the original keys, complete with full lyrics, guitar chord boxes and a playing guide. The songlist includes : - Babooshka [Kate Bush] - Brothers In Arms [Dire Straits] - Call Me [Blondie] - Christine [Siouxsie & The Banshees] - Crazy Crazy Nights [Kiss] - Faith [George Michael] - Good Thing [Fine Young Cannibals] - Heaven [Bryan Adams] - Heaven Is A Place On Earth [Belinda Carlisle] - I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll [Joan Jett & The Blackhearts] - (Just Like) Starting Over [John Lennon] - Let’s Dance [David Bowie] - Made Of Stone [The Stone Roses] - One [Metallica] - Pale Shelter [Tears For Fears] - Pure [The Lightning Seeds] - Purple Rain [Prince] - Save A Prayer [Duran Duran] - Should I Stay Or Should I Go [The Clash] - There She Goes [The La’s] - Thriller [Michael Jackson] - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go [Wham!] - The Winner Takes It All [ABBA] - You Can Call Me Al [Paul Simon] - You Shook Me All Night Long [AC/DC] And many more!

101 No 1 Hits for Buskers

By Wise Publications
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  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 0857129309
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: 101-no-1-hits-for-buskers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Number one companion for Buskers, presented with melody line, lyrics and chords, this songbook can be used by piano, keyboard and guitar players alike, as well as singers. Containing a collection of 101 of your favourite No.1 hits, this book provides excellent value for money.

This Much Is True

By Anna Albo
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  • Publisher : Anna Albo
  • Book Code : 1999102517
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: this-much-is-true.pdf

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Emma has everything she wants. Good friends, family who loves her and the boyfriend of her dreams. She's also finally rid nemesis Bianca Smythe from her life. But life is full of twists and turns. The first is a phone call from her mother, the one who abandoned her twenty years ago. Suddenly she wants a relationship, to patch things up with the daughter she dumped. Will Emma let her in to her now happy life? The second is a chance encounter with Bianca in the school library. Their conversation will plant seeds of doubt about the only man Emma's ever loved. Could Bianca be telling the truth? And if she is, will Emma ever be able to forgive Zach?

The Gig Book: Number 1 Hits

By Wise Publications
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 1783231475
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: the-gig-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These handy books come with tough PVC covers and are an ideal size for stuffing in your gig bag. Glance inside and you'll see they're super-sized packages of hit after hit for all musicians.

Pieces of You

By Eileen Merriman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Book Code : 0143770489
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: pieces-of-you.pdf

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Wise, tough, heart-breaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about facing your demons. Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart. I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me? Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. ‘You’re funny, Becs,’ Cory said. ‘You have no idea,’ I said, and clearly he didn’t, but I was smiling anyway. And after that, he was all I could think about. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again . . .

Tequila Mockingbird

By Tim Federle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Book Code : 0762448768
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 924
  • Pdf File: tequila-mockingbird.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose The Last of the Mojitos Love in the Time of Kahlua Romeo and Julep A Rum of One's Own Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita Vermouth the Bell Tolls and more! 2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks) Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers BookPage Best of 2013 Clue on Jeopardy

This Much is True

By Miriam Margolyes
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Book Code : 1529379911
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: this-much-is-true.pdf

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'There is no one on earth quite so wonderful' STEPHEN FRY BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, MIRIAM MARGOLYES, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story - and it's well worth the wait. Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair; what pranks led to her being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had; how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John as a teenager; why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she's ever had; and what happened next after Warren Beatty asked 'Do you fuck?' From declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave to being told to be quiet by the Queen, this book is packed with brilliant, hilarious stories. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much Is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as its inimitable author.

Are We Left in the Dark?

By Sebo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 147974171X
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: are-we-left-in-the-dark.pdf

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This book is about a young man and his journey's with his painful life, in every step he takes. As nobody is aware of this, he psychologically has stress from being alive, the 32 year old man has endless thoughts about his pain that the God has done to him. As each day that goes by, he talks to God in his mind, Why, why, why? This man has no time to waste, as he is always thinking for his future and this future is ultimately to be safe in his thoughts, as he journey's every day from the time he wakes to the time he sleeps, he waitstruths that are out there, and the mysteries that surround him on this earth and ultimately out there in space. He can't wait in his mind just to be free and, as he walks this earth. He encounters thoughts and dreams that are full of psychological stress and one thing he does is he carries all the weight on his shoulders, he knows that one that he will find the truth to why the God has made him. But until then he will struggle in this life as a human being, walking step by step, the pain he endures in this life, it's a wonder that he still is alive, the silence he keeps, will always remain the same, like a battle of ships, so enjoy as the reader just how his mind operates. Psychologically the order in his mind is there, but so much different too the persons around him, where ever he goes.