We Were Liars

We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780375984402
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Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

The Liar s Dictionary

The Liar s Dictionary
Author: Eley Williams
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780735281509
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel (n.), the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. In the final year of the nineteenth century, Peter Winceworth is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Increasingly uneasy that his colleagues are attempting to corral language and regiment facts, Winceworth feels compelled to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom, and begins inserting unauthorized, fictitious entries into the dictionary. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, must uncover these mountweazels before the work is digitized for modern readers. Through the words and their definitions, she begins to sense their creator’s motivations, hopes and desires. More pressingly, she also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage (n.) really that controversial? And does the caller truly intend for the Swansby’s staff to “burn in hell”? As these two narratives combine, Winceworth and Mallory, separated by one hundred years, must discover how to negotiate the complexities of the often untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut, The Liar’s Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language while peering into questions of identity and finding one’s place in the world.

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0393066258
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Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780393338690
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Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly.

Whoppers

Whoppers
Author: Christine Seifert
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781541582163
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Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Zest Books ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History of full of liars. Not just little-white-telling liars, but big-honkin', whopper-telling liars—people who can convince us that even the most improbable, outrageous, nonsensical stories are true. And the worst part is that we'll believe it. Whoppers tells the story of history's greatest liars and the lies they told, providing a mix of narrative profiles of super-famous liars, lies, and/or hoaxes, as well as more obscure episodes. Famous liars include people you might have learned about in school, like P. T. Barnum, who basically made a living lying to people for money; liars you might never have heard of before, like Victor Lustig, who managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower twice in the 1920s; and hoaxes like the Loch Ness Monster Photo Hoax. The book will also include illustrations, sidebars, and infographics.

Lovely Liars

Lovely Liars
Author: Gloria Ware
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780595336012
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Release: 2005-01
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ENVISION A LOVELY LIAR Lovely Liars is a story about men, about women, about relationships, about dreams and life in today's modern society. The focus is the life of Jasmine Brown. A woman of intelligence, conviction and courage. A woman born in a small town with big dreams. A woman much like many other women in America in her mid thirties slowly venturing along the crossroads of time bringing to full view the reflection of a female engulfed in past failures, fearful of future successes and searching for the solace that will mend the scars of a broken past. Under the smokescreen of a mid-life crisis, she emerges out of the ashes of yesterday's burnt romances and ignites a new flame of invigorated and renewed hope. In the complexity of the process, she finds the simple vision of her true self. Move with her through the trials, tribulations and triumphs in searching for that storybook perfect male image. Along her fallacy of fantasy, her world is laced with the linings of an often harsh yet profound reality. Looking for a comfort zone within the corridors of masculinity she searches diligently for hope, vision and guidance. Her search is not uncommon for it is shared by the masses of her gender population. Beneath the laughter and the pain, the sorrow and the narrow gain, she uncovers the shadowed mystery of self-love and the gallant glory of self-motivation. Her story will bridge through the hearts of America like loud thunder on a stormy night. Her pain will pierce the skin as quickly as the sharpest knife used by this country's greatest chefs. Her search for the often distant truth yet unveiled shall rivet your soul into a state of motionless drama and surround your very essence. For in an imperfect world, the truth is a mere shadow of total perfection as we all move venomously along the PASSAGE OF LIFE

Models for the Game of Liar S Dice

Models for the Game of Liar  S Dice
Author: Christopher P. Ferguson,Thomas S. Ferguson
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:848589806
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Liar Spy

Liar   Spy
Author: Rebecca Stead
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780375850875
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Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Yearling Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: what is a lie, and what is a game? How far is too far to go for your only friend? Like the dazzling When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy will keep readers guessing until the end. Praise for Liar & Spy • A Junior Library Guild Selection • A New York Times Bestseller • An Indie Bestseller • Kirkus Reviews starred review • Publishers Weekly starred review • The Horn Book starred review • School Library Journal starred review • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books starred review • Autumn 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List • Nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013 • Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books 2012 List • Publishers Weekly Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 • School Library Journal Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 List • The Horn Book’s Best of 2012 List • Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List • Amazon’s Best of the Year, Middle Grade (#3) • A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2012 • Holiday gift guides: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times • NPR Outstanding “Backseat” Reads for Ages 9-14, NPR’s Backseat Book Club • One of The Atlantic Wire’s 25 favorite middle grade and young adult book covers of 2012 • The Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2012 • The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012 • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2012 Blue Ribbons List

We Were Liars

We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9780385741262
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Lies and Liars

Lies and Liars
Author: Gini Graham Scott
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781634503884
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Approximately 12 million Americans, or one in twenty-five, are sociopaths. But what does this statistic mean? What exactly is a sociopath? What do they do to be labeled as such? And how many people are affected by them? While everyday lying has become acceptable and even socially necessary, it is often difficult to discover when someone is manipulating you through lies or other actions. Since a sociopath has no conscience, he or she feels no remorse about piling lie on top of lie until, eventually, the façade comes crashing down and he or she is exposed. When Dr. Scott was warned about a film producer she had hired, she confronted the woman, only to be fed explanations and excuses. Eventually, Scott found that she had been the victim of this sociopath for five years, along with many others. In this book, she delves into medical research on sociopaths as well as interviews with sociopaths and victims alike to provide a comprehensive picture of this mental disorder. Lies and Liars also includes information about: The types of lies told by sociopaths in different situations The relationships between sociopaths and victims Recognizing when someone is lying How to deal with a suspected or discovered sociopathic liar The odds are very high that you know a sociopath already, so figure out what signs to look for to prevent yourself or your loved ones being manipulated or harmed.

The Liars Club

The Liars  Club
Author: Mary Karr
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780143107798
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Release: 2015
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For its twentieth anniversary, a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition of Mary Karr's pathbreaking, award-winning, mega-bestselling memoir, with a new foreword by Lena Dunham When it was first published twenty years ago, The Liars' Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr's comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger's—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now in a stunning Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lena Dunham—a creative game changer in her own right—this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Middle School My Brother Is a Big Fat Liar

Middle School  My Brother Is a Big  Fat Liar
Author: James Patterson,Lisa Papademetriou
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780316207522
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Release: 2013-03-18
Editor: Jimmy Patterson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From blockbuster author James Patterson comes the third installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Middle School series! Georgia Khatchadorian-the sister of Rafe, the star of the first two Middle School books-plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school, but no one will give her a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily set her up to embarrass herself in front of the snooty "Princesses" who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia-a girl who's ready to speak her mind!

Company of Liars

Company of Liars
Author: Karen Maitland
Pages: 465
ISBN: 9780440244424
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Release: 2009
Editor: Delta
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nine desperate travelers attempt to outrun the devastation caused by the Black Plague in 1348 England, revealing the secrets that each person keeps from the others through individual stories.

Magic for Liars

Magic for Liars
Author: Sarah Gailey
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250174604
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it. Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine. She doesn't in any way wish she was like Tabitha, her estranged, gifted twin sister. Ivy Gamble is a liar. When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister—without losing herself. “An unmissable debut.”—Adrienne Celt, author of Invitation to a Bonfire At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Born Liars

Born Liars
Author: Ian Leslie
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1786484552
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all do it - how to be a better liar, spot a charlatan and tell the difference between truth and fiction In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies - both black and white - in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit. After reading Born Liars you'll never think about lies - or life - in quite the same way again.

All Fishermen Are Liars

All Fishermen Are Liars
Author: John Gierach
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781451618327
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest to the Canadian Maritimes, "America's best fishing writer" shares insights, musings and countless stories he has collected over a lifetime of fishing, proving that life's most valuable lessons are found while fly-fishing.

Liars 5 Armageddon

Liars  5  Armageddon
Author: Jack Heath
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781743837474
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Release: 2019-09-01
Editor: Scholastic Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jarli has lost a day. His missing memories may reveal the identity of Viper—who just announced a plan to DESTROY the town of Kelton. Meanwhile, Doug is trapped in Viper’s hidden prison. He’s been given up for dead by his family and friends...but he has a daring plan to ESCAPE. Jarli and his friends are close to unmasking Viper, but the master criminal has spies everywhere. Can Jarli tell his friends from his enemies in time to thwart Viper’s final, terrible scheme? The TRUTH won’t set them free...

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0340839961
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Release: 2006
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

Le Cid And The Liar

Le Cid   And  The Liar
Author: Pierre Corneille
Pages: 259
ISBN: 0156035839
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Release: 2009
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An English-language edition containing the seventeenth-century French dramatist's most famous play and one of his comedies, translated by a National Book Award and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet laureate, offers insight into the breadth of the playwright's abilities and influences. Reprint.

The Liar s Girl

The Liar   s Girl
Author: Catherine Ryan Howard
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781538441015
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Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College—and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his five young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city’s Central Psychiatric Hospital. Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enroll in St. John’s and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed ... and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer—and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who’d been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back. When a young woman’s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess—but there’s only one person he’s prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she’s worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn’t set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become. Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all ...