Dinner with Edward

Dinner with Edward
Author: Isabel Vincent
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781616206048
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Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A memoir of food and friendship “combining the warm-heartedness of Tuesdays with Morrie with the sensual splendor of Julie and Julia” (Booklist, starred review). Isabel Vincent first arrives at Edward’s New York apartment to check on him as a favor to his daughter. She has no idea that the nonagenarian baking a sublime roast chicken and a light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. But their meeting comes at a moment of transition for each of them: Edward wants nothing more than to follow his late wife to the grave, while Isabel is watching her marriage unravel. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward teaches Isabel the art of slowing down, taking the time to think through her own life—cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.” “A rare, beautifully crafted memoir that leaves you exhilarated.” —Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter “This is a memoir to treasure.” —Booklist (starred review)

Dinner With Edward

Dinner With Edward
Author: Isabel Vincent
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781925475272
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Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Everyone deserves her own Edward – and everyone deserves to read this book.’ When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter by agreeing to check in on her nonagenarian dad, Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette, the perfect martini or tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, sorrow and joy, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, ‘sustain us against the hungers of the world’.

Dinner With Edward

Dinner With Edward
Author: Isabel Vincent
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1911590189
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Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Gilded Lily

Gilded Lily
Author: Isabel Vincent
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062023636
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Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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The mesmerizing biography of one of the world's richest, most intriguing women—philanthropist and socialite Lily Safra In the early morning of December 3, 1999, Lily Safra stood shivering in her nightgown on the grounds outside her sumptuous Monte Carlo penthouse where, just hours before, her fourth husband, reclusive billionaire Edmond Safra, died in a fire. An American nurse employed by the Safra family was eventually convicted of the arson death. Overnight, Lily became one of the wealthiest widows in the world. The Brazilian-born Lily Safra was no stranger to tragedy. In 1969, her second husband, the Brazilian multimillionaire Alfredo Monteverde, died from two gunshots to the chest. The Brazilian authorities ruled it a suicide. In 1989, her beloved eldest son and four-year-old grandson died in a car accident. But just who is Lily Safra? Despite having become a fixture in society columns for her generous charity work and lavish parties, the elegant and enigmatic widow has remained in the background. Gilded Lily tells Lily Safra's story for the first time. Using archival sources, court documents, and interviews with childhood friends and former employees in South America, investigative journalist Isabel Vincent chronicle's Safra's rise from humble origins in Brazil to fabled wealth in London, New York, and Monaco.

Midnight Sun

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

Explanation 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

Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls
Author: Isabel Vincent
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307366153
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Release: 2011-03-04
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Isabel Vincent’s groundbreaking exploration brings to light a dark chapter in our recent history: the white slave trade and the international Jewish mobsters behind it. From the end of the 1860s until the beginning of the Second World War, thousands of young, impoverished Jewish women, most of them from the hard-scrabble shtetls of Eastern Europe, were sold into slavery by a notorious gang of mobsters called the Zwi Migdal. While the enterprise controlled brothels in various locales, its main centres of operation were Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and, to a lesser extent, New York City. To recruit vulnerable country girls, pimps would target villages of desperate poverty, where they posed as respectable suitors of considerable means who had made their money abroad. They would arrange sham marriages to their victims and promise them an easy life in the New World. But once they’d crossed the ocean, these Jewish women found themselves caught up in the white slave trade. Under frequently brutal conditions, the young women had to service the needs of a booming population of immigrant men. An added hardship to endure was being vehemently shunned by the “respectable” Jewish community. Banned from synagogue and reviled by their neighbors, the women were forbidden from partaking in the sacred Jewish burial ritual. So prostitutes banded together to form the Society of Truth, with the promise to do all could they could to help each other be buried in dignity. Through the society the women observed religious life together, setting up private synagogues and kosher kitchens. Cast aside by their community, they created their own: a society of love, honour to God and faith in each other. With the determination and skill of her training as an investigative journalist, Isabel Vincent tells an unforgettable and gripping tale of a shameful chapter in recent history.

The Supremes at Earl s All You Can Eat

The Supremes at Earl s All You Can Eat
Author: Edward Kelsey Moore
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307959935
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Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This diner in Plainview, Indiana is home away from home for Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they’ve weathered life’s storms for over four decades and counseled one another through marriage and children, happiness and the blues. Now, however, they’re about to face their most challenging year yet. Proud, talented Clarice is struggling to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities; beautiful Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair; and fearless Odette is about to embark on the most terrifying battle of her life. With wit, style and sublime talent, Edward Kelsey Moore brings together three devoted allies in a warmhearted novel that celebrates female friendship and second chances.

Devotion

Devotion
Author: Madeline Stevens
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062883247
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Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man who might buy her dinner. Unexpectedly, an Upper East Side couple named Lonnie and James rescue her from her empty bank account, offering her a job as a nanny and ushering her into their moneyed world. Ella’s days are now spent tending to the baby in their elegant brownstone or on extravagant excursions with the family. Both women are just 26—but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, unmistakable artistic talent, and old family money. Ella is mesmerized by Lonnie’s girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage. Convinced there must be a secret behind Lonnie’s seemingly effortless life, Ella begins sifting through her belongings, meticulously cataloguing lipstick tubes and baby teeth and scraps of writing. All the while, Ella’s resentment grows, but so does an inexplicable and dizzying attraction. Soon Ella will be immersed so deeply in her cravings—for Lonnie’s lifestyle, her attention, her lovers—that she may never come up for air. Riveting, propulsive, and startling, Devotion is a masterful debut novel where mismatched power collides with blinding desire, incinerating our perceptions of femininity, lust, and privilege.

The Doubtful Guest

The Doubtful Guest
Author: Edward Gorey
Pages: 31
ISBN: 0151003130
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Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An unexpected guest appears one night and perplexes the family with its strange habits

The Black Box

The Black Box
Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781513286259
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Release: 2021-05-14
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1917, The Black Box follows expert criminologist Sanford Quest, as he and his colleagues attempt to bring a suspected killer to justice. The book contains a series of loosely connected stories driven by the captivating hero. Sanford Quest puts his detective skills to the test to solve an intricate murder mystery. He uses science, gadgets, and his superior deduction skills to narrow the list of suspects. This takes him on a globetrotting adventure that spans the United States, Europe and Africa. The Black Box is a multilayered story with twists at every turn. Quest is an eccentric lead who takes readers on an unforgettable ride. The Black Box introduces an extraordinary hero who plays by his own rules. Sanford Quest is an intriguing character whose reputation precedes him. E. Phillips Oppenheim creates an engaging protagonist similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Black Box is both modern and readable.

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Author: Nathan Englander
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524732745
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Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A political thriller set against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “Blends elements of spy thriller and love story, magical realism, and an all-too-real history of one of the world’s most intractable problems: peace between Israel and its neighbors." —The Boston Globe In the Negev desert, a nameless prisoner languishes in a secret cell, his only companion the guard who has watched over him for a dozen years. Meanwhile, the prisoner’s arch nemesis—The General, Israel’s most controversial leader—lies dying in a hospital bed. From Israel and Gaza to Paris, Italy, and America, Englander provides a kaleidoscopic view of the prisoner’s unlikely journey to his cell. Dinner at the Center of the Earth is a tour de force—a powerful, wryly funny, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, and the man who improbably lands at the center of it all.

A Book of Operas

A Book of Operas
Author: Henry Edward Krehbiel
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9783752301557
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Release: 2020-07-16
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: A Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel

Food to Love

Food to Love
Author: Edward Hayden
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1847173462
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Release: 2012-05-07
Editor: O'Brien Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether you're looking for something simple and delicious to cook on a weeknight, light bites for a family get-together, or something more elaborate for a dinner party, this book has the perfect recipe for you! It's packed with recipes for salads, soups, one-pot wonders, versatile main courses, chutneys & relishes, delicious, crusty breads, al fresco dining suggestions, festive foods, tempting, finger-licking desserts, and gorgeous cakes and bakes.

Hitler s Silent Partners

Hitler s Silent Partners
Author: Isabel Vincent
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307366450
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Release: 2011-03-04
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Award-winning journalist Isabel Vincent unravels the labyrinthine story behind the headlines by taking us through the life of survivor Renée Appel, who found refuge in Canada. With her, we come to understand what it means to wait for justice: how, on the eve of war, desperate men and women entrusted their life savings to Swiss banks; how Nazis laundered gold looted from Jewish families; how the demands of international business, Swiss bank secrecy, and greed kept the truth hidden for over half a century and still prevent restitution from being made. Hitler's Silent Partners is a rigorous and often heartbreaking look at statistics seldom given a human face.

Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I Lie
Author: Alice Feeney
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250144836
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Release: 2018-03-13
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Italian Family Dining

Italian Family Dining
Author: Edward Giobbi,Eugenia Giobbi Bone
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781609616526
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Release: 2005-10-20
Editor: Rodale Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the beloved classic Italian Family Cooking teams up with his daughter for a book that is part recipe treasury, part family memoir--and totally irresistible! James Beard Award winner Ed Giobbi's passion for fresh, seasonal fare, lovingly prepared, was nourished in a family to whom food was a sacred pleasure. Craig Claiborne, the late New York Times food critic, said, "Some of the most memorable meals of my life have been taken in Ed's kitchen." Now, 30 years after Giobbi's first cookbook, Italian Family Cooking, became an instant classic, he and his daughter, Eugenia Bone, have produced a wonderful companion volume on the art of preparing fabulous seasonal meals. Taking as inspiration the Italian countryside in Liguria where the Giobbi family has its roots, Italian Family Dining will show the reader how to combine dishes to put together unforgettable spring, summer, fall, and winter repasts. Scrambled Eggs with Scallops and Morels, Mesclun Salad, and Strawberry Flan make a delicious quick spring meal, while Grilled Duck Breast, Warm Beet and Potato Salad, and Sliced Pears with Cheese combine spectacularly for a fast fall dinner. Throughout the book Eugenia Bone shares warm family reminiscences--and the recipes for Italian-style dining are simple but elegant, created by one of America's great home cooks, Ed Giobbi.

The Woman Before Wallis

The Woman Before Wallis
Author: Bryn Turnbull
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488058929
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Brimming with scandal and an equal amount of heart…a sweeping yet intimate look at the lives of some of history’s most notorious figures from Vanderbilts to the Prince of Wales… A must-read.”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of When We Left Cuba and Next Year in Havana “Bryn Turnbull takes a story we think we know and turns it on its head, with captivating results… A beautifully written, meticulously researched and altogether memorable debut.”—Jennifer Robson, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Gown For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson. In the summer of 1926, when Thelma Morgan marries Viscount Duke Furness after a whirlwind romance, she’s immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege. For Thelma, the daughter of an American diplomat, her new life as a member of the British aristocracy is like a fairy tale—even more so when her husband introduces her to Edward, Prince of Wales. In a twist of fate, her marriage to Duke leads her to fall headlong into a love affair with Edward. But happiness is fleeting, and their love is threatened when Thelma’s sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, becomes embroiled in a scandal with far-reaching implications. As Thelma sails to New York to support Gloria, she leaves Edward in the hands of her trusted friend Wallis, never imagining the consequences that will follow. Bryn Turnbull takes readers from the raucous glamour of the Paris Ritz and the French Riviera to the quiet, private corners of St. James’s Palace in this sweeping story of love, loyalty and betrayal.

Half Magic

Half Magic
Author: Edward Eager
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780547540160
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Release: 1999-03-31
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It all begins with a strange coin on a sun-warmed sidewalk. Jane finds the coin, and becasue she and her sblings are having the worst, most dreadfully boring summer ever, she idly wishes something exciting would happen. And something does: Her wish is granted. Or not quite. Only half of her wish comes true. It turns out the coin grants wishes—but only by half, so that you must wish for twice as much as you want. Wishing for two times some things is a cinch, but other doubled wishes only cause twice as much trouble. What is half of twice a talking cat? Or to be half-again twice not-here? And how do you double your most heartfelt wish, the one you care about so much it has to be perfect?

The Strange Case of Edward Gorey

The Strange Case of Edward Gorey
Author: Alexander Theroux
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781606993842
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Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing from a multitude of reference and his own personal relationship to Gorey, literary heavyweight Alexander Theroux has accomplished an amazing feat of illuminating the real Edward Gorey with ambiguity, wit, fervor and reverence, combined with honest and clear-eyed appraisals of his work. No Gorey fan can be without it. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780763649425
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller -- now in a digest edition (Age 7 and up) Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. This beloved classic is now available in an accessible digest edition with black-and-white interior illustrations.