In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385685085
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: L. J. Shen
Pages: 335
ISBN: 1707894485
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

While Rory was in Dublin, grieving her father's death, she hooked up with Malachy, a lovable starving artist. At the end of their one day together, they wrote a contract on the back of a napkin stating that should they ever meet again, both would drop everything and be together. Eight years later, Rory has a photography job she likes, a boyfriend she likes, an entire Manhattan life she likes and then she meets up with Mal again. This time, he's not a starving artist, he's a world-recognized superstar.

Vicious Limited Edition

Vicious   Limited Edition
Author: L. J. Shen
Pages: 338
ISBN: 1720814708
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emilia They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him. Vicious She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price. Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend's ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn't. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me.

Wifey

Wifey
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101562925
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Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies—and learns a lot about life along the way. Sandy Pressman is a nice suburban wife whose boredom is getting the best of her. She could be making friends at the club, like her husband keeps encouraging her to do. Or working on her golf game. Or getting her hair done. But for some reason, these things don't interest her as much as the naked man on the motorcycle...

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
Author: Christopher Noël
Pages: 273
ISBN: UCSC:32106013219651
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Release: 1996
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A literary memoir offers a personal study of grief, loss, and the quest for healing as it describes the death of the author's fiancee and how he came to terms with the tragedy

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
Author: Andrew Jamison
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1939267404
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Release: 2013-02
Editor: A Healthy Life Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author was flying standby on US Airways Flight 1549 toward Charlotte on January 15, 2009, from New York City, where he had been interviewing for a medical residency position. Little did he know that the next stop would be the Hudson River. Riveting and inspirational, this book would be especially helpful for people in need of hope and encouragement.

The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781481411318
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Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Second-grader Freddy hates being the middle one in the family until he gets a part in the school play.

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J  Freedman as Herself
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781481414371
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Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While spending the winter of 1947-1948 in Miami Beach with her family, ten-year-old Sally makes up stories, casts herself in starring roles in movies, and encounters a sinister stranger.

Smart Women

Smart Women
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101572566
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Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two thirtysomethings try to find their way through the complications of post-marriage love in this beloved novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume. Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado—while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror. But even smart women sometimes have a lot to learn—and they will, when B.B.’s ex-husband moves in next door to Margo... Includes a New Introduction by the Author

Here is to You Rachel Robinson

Here is to You  Rachel Robinson
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9780385739870
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Release: 2010
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trying to be a perfect student and friend is hard enough, but when Rachel develops a crush on her brother's tutor and lands a surprise date with Jeremy, she worries that she may be in over her head.

Forever

Forever
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781442467804
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Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You’ll never forget your first time...reading Forever, Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel about teen sexuality, as an ebook. When you build up something in your mind—really imagine it, wish for it—sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that. Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can’t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven’t been together all that long, they know it’s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom. But it’s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big “first”: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

Places I Never Meant to be

Places I Never Meant to be
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780689820342
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Release: 1999
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past.

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307575241
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Release: 2009-12-16
Editor: Delta
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

Wifey

Wifey
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0743437578
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers two novels featuring women, men, marriage, divorce, sex, love, identity, and romance.

Deenie

Deenie
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781481410373
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Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.

Iggie s House

Iggie s House
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780689842917
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Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Winnie welcomes the Garber family into a previously all-white neighborhood she learns the difference between good neighbor policies and friendship.

Blubber

Blubber
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781481414401
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Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it is like when she, too, becomes a target. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

Baby You re Gonna Be Mine

Baby  You re Gonna Be Mine
Author: Kevin Wilson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062450685
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Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, Kevin Wilson’s first story collection in nearly a decade, Wilson combines his signature quirkiness with his keen eye for emotional complexity to explore the fraught relationship between parents and children. “Wildfire Johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. “Scroll Through the Weapons” is about a couple taking care of their underfed and almost feral nieces and nephews. “Signal to the Faithful” follows a boy as he takes a tense road trip with his priest. And “Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine,” the title story, is about a narcissistic rock star who moves back home during a rough patch. These stories all build on each other in strange and remarkable ways, showcasing Wilson’s crackling wit and big heart. Filled with imagination and humor, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine is an exuberant collection of captivating and charmingly bizarre stories that promise to burrow their way into your heart and soul.

The Innocent s One Night Surrender

The Innocent s One Night Surrender
Author: Kate Hewitt
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781488083037
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seduced by her rescuer… Desperate to escape a predatory suitor, Laurel Forrester has no one to turn to in Rome but her stepbrother, Cristiano Ferrero. A dangerous chemistry has always burned between them, even if he believes her to be exactly like her manipulative mother. And trapped in his luxurious penthouse, Laurel realizes how vulnerable she is to his raw magnetism… Cristiano desires Laurel just as much as he despises her. Intent on getting her out of his system, he proposes one night of sin. But Laurel’s surprising inexperience only increases his thirst for her, and makes Cristiano determined to entice her to surrender again…and again!

Opening Skinner s Box Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Opening Skinner s Box  Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Author: Lauren Slater
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393347470
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Release: 2005-02-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.