Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9781476789644
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

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Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501134081
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Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476789651
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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* OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD * ***AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at “the perfect page-turner to start your summer” (People, Book of the Week): Luckiest Girl Alive—described by Reese Witherspoon as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!” “Loved Gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest Girl Alive is] just as addictive.” —Good Housekeeping “Jessica Knoll introduces you to your new best frenemy, and you’re going to love it. . . .Destined to become one of the summer’s most gripping reads.” —Bustle.com “With the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but an intensity all its own, Luckiest Girl Alive is a debut you won’t want to miss.” —Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me and The Fever “Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. . . . Knoll hits it out of the park.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE. As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything. With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears. The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476789637
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grooming herself for an ideal life involving a successful career and a happy marriage, a rising young journalist confronts a violent episode from her past that threatens to unravel everything she has worked to achieve. A first novel.

The Luckiest Girl in the World

The Luckiest Girl in the World
Author: Steven Levenkron
Pages: 188
ISBN: CORNELL:31924087530436
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Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: un

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A beautiful, talented, and intelligent teenager with a future as a figure skating champion, young Katie Roskova struggles to cope with the pressures of her life--an ambitious mother, fear of failure--until she finds help with therapist Sandy Sherman

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1447286200
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Release: 2015-05-21
Editor: Macmillan
Language: un

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HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE. . .Ani FaNelli is the woman you love to hate. The woman who has it all. But behind the meticulously crafted façade lies the darkest and most violent of pasts . . .When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she's come since then. She'll even let the production company film her wedding to the wealthy Luke Harrison, the final step in her transformation.But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani's immaculate façade begins to crack, and she soon realises that there's always a price to pay for perfection.

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll Summary Analysis

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll   Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: Instaread Summaries
Language: un

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Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll | Summary & Analysis Preview: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll is a dark and gripping novel that reveals the traumatic past of TifAni FaNelli, a writer for a popular woman’s magazine. This book shows how the strong desire to belong and to be liked makes people do things they would not ordinarily do. It also illustrates how the influences of youth carry over into adulthood and affect basic character even as people search for happiness. Twenty-eight year old TifAni FaNelli is a successful writer for The Women’s Magazine. She sees her engagement to well-to-do Luke Harrison as part of her success. Experiences she had in high school make her want to change her image, so she calls herself Ani and cannot wait to change her last name to Harrison when she is married. At the same time, she is preparing to take part in an HBO documentary about an incident that occurred at The Bradley School… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Luckiest Girl Alive • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

The Luckiest Girl

The Luckiest Girl
Author: Beverly Cleary
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061972256
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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A classic coming-of-age love story from beloved Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary. Sixteen-year-old Shelley Latham longs for her junior year of high school to be different from the stifling sameness of the years before. When she is sent from Oregon to California to stay with friends of the family for the school year, she gets her wish. Right away, Shelley’s pretty looks and “Northern” ways endear her to her new classmates, including Hartley, the student body president. Meanwhile, Shelley sets her heart on star basketball player Philip—and when he asks her out, everything seems perfect. Shelley truly is the luckiest girl…but is it Philip or Hartley whom she really loves?

The Luckiest Girl in the School A School Story

The Luckiest Girl in the School   A School Story
Author: Angela Brazil
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9781528781336
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Release: 2018-03-16
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The Luckiest Girl in the School” is a classic schooldgirls' story written by pioneer of the genre , Angela Brazil. Unlike her other stories, it follows the heroine through her entire school career. This entertaining and charming tale will appeal to young girls and is particularly recommended for those attending boarding schools or similar institutions. Angela Brazil (1868 – 1947) was an English author most famous for being one of the first writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories". Her stories were presented from the characters' point of view and were written primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. During the first half of the 20th century, Brazil published nearly 50 such books, with the vast majority being set in English boarding schools. Brazil's work had a significant influence on changing the nature of fiction for girls. Her charters were chiefly young females, active, independent, and aware. Brazil's books were often considered to be immoral and deviant, leading to their being burned or banned by many Headteachers in girls schools across Britain. Contents include: “An Entrance Examination”, “Seaton High School”, “The Symposium Aunt Harriet”, “A Crisis”, “An Autumn Foray”, “Concerns a Camera”, “The School Service Badge”, “A Scare”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Cosmo s Fifty One Shades of Blonde

Cosmo s Fifty One Shades of Blonde
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781453281734
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Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sexy story that first burned up the pages of Cosmopolitan is here—with three new chapters that are so hot they may steam up your screen Christopher Reiss is the handsome and extremely intimidating CEO of a major financial firm. Megan’s nothing but a lowly assistant. But when she stumbles upon some incriminating evidence that could threaten Christopher’s career, she finds herself on his radar . . . and eventually his desk, his kitchen counter, his bed . . . you get where this is going, right?

Precious You

Precious You
Author: Helen Monks Takhar
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984855978
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An obsessive power struggle between an editor and her millennial intern turns dangerous in this debut psychological thriller—for readers of Luckiest Girl Alive and You. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS • “Hypnotic . . . an addictive thriller.”—People Trusting you was my first mistake. To Katherine, twenty-four-year-old Lily Lunt is a typical “snowflake.” It seems like the privileged, politically correct millennial will do whatever she can to make it big as a writer, including leveraging her family’s connections. To Lily, Katherine Ross, a career woman in her early forties, is a holdover from another era: clueless, old-fashioned, and perfectly happy to build her success on the backs of her unpaid interns. When Lily is hired as the new intern at the magazine where Katherine is editor in chief, her arrival threatens the very foundation of the self-serving little world that Katherine has built. She finds herself obsessively drawn to Lily, who seems to be a cruel reminder of the beauty and potential she once had—things Lily uses against Katherine as she slowly begins to undermine her, sabotaging her work and turning the magazine’s new publisher against her. Is Katherine being paranoid? Or is Lily seeking to systematically destroy her life? As Katherine tries to fight back, a toxic generational divide turns explosive and long-buried secrets are exposed—with deadly consequences for both. . . . Gripping and provocative, Precious You delivers an unsettling, provocative take on the contemporary workplace, turning the professional roles women play on their heads in a razor-sharp, revenge-driven thriller for our age. Praise for Precious You “Breathtaking. A brilliant, butt-kicking romp through the Gen X/Millennial clash and the horrors of cutthroat corporate life. I couldn't put it down.”—Alex Marwood, Edgar Award–winning author of The Wicked Girls “What a wild ride. I’m obsessed with it! I felt so seen, so many times. This book, while so twisted and dark, will resonate with many, many women.”—Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Last Girl Lied To “An intergenerational clash between two women, played out to a shocking finale. Nail-biting.”—Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

Girl Last Seen

Girl Last Seen
Author: Nina Laurin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781455569007
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two missing girls. Thirteen years apart. An intense psychological thriller for readers of I Am Watching You, The Luckiest Girl Alive, and All the Missing Girls. Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots. I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to thirteen years ago. If you have any knowledge of Olivia Shaw's whereabouts or any relevant information, please contact... I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, the right look, the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow. Whoever stole me was never found. But since I was taken, there hasn't been another girl. And now there is.

All Is Not Forgotten

All Is Not Forgotten
Author: Wendy Walker
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250097941
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An assured, powerful novel that blends suspense and rich family drama...it is, in a word, unforgettable." --William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB Wendy Walker's All Is Not Forgotten begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world. As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781982109370
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Pocket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a woman who may never have existed at all. “Think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm). When Leah Stevens’ career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah’s past. Or Emmy’s.­ Then there’s a wave of vicious crimes in the community and Emmy Grey disappears, and Leah realizes how very little she knows about her friend and roommate. Unable to find friends, family, a paper trail or a digital footprint, the police question whether Emmy Grey existed at all. And mark Leah as a prime suspect. Fighting the doubts of the police and her own sanity, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name. Deep, dark, and irresistibly twisty, “Megan Miranda’s eerie suspense thriller…smartly examines the slippery theme of personal identity” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Fever

The Fever
Author: Megan Abbott
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780316231022
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Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

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The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security. A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, THE FEVER affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation."* *Laura Lippman

Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies
Author: Carola Lovering
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501169663
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A twisted modern love story” (Parade), Tell Me Lies is a sexy, thrilling novel about that one person who still haunts you—the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget. Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother—whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating. Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart. Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted. Stephen knows Lucy can’t tear herself away. And their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined. Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. “Readers will be enraptured” (Booklist) by the “unforgettable beauties in this very sexy story” (Kirkus Review). With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and supremely resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood and the difficulty of letting go—even when you know you should.

I Had a Nice Time And Other Lies

I Had a Nice Time And Other Lies
Author: The Betches
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501151101
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the age of Tinder, Hinge, or any other dating app that matches you with strangers, the dating game has grown complex and confusing. Cue the Betches--first, we helped you win at basically everything, and now we're going to help you win the most important battle a betch can face: dating. Maybe you're a Delusional Dater who needs to get in touch with reality (seriously, he's just NOT that f***ing into you) or perhaps you're a TGF who needs to stop being so desperate and start playing the game. Either way, we've got you covered. So put away the Ben & Jerry's fro-yo (just because it's low fat doesn't mean it's okay to eat the whole tub) and start dating like a winner.

Follow Me into the Dark

Follow Me into the Dark
Author: Felicia C. Sullivan
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781558614109
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Release: 2017-02-20
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What happens when children are denied love and then left to their own devices? Follow Me into the Dark traces the unraveling of a family marred by perverse intergenerational abuse. Kate is a young baker whose mother is dying of cancer. Gillian is an oversexed, hyper-intellectual who looks like Kate and is sleeping with Kates stepfather. Jonah is Gillians odd but devoted stepbrother, who increasingly matches the description of the Doll Collector, a menacing serial killer. With Kate flailing in her mourning and beating back unwelcome memories, snippets of her family legacy are revealed just as the Doll Collectors body count grows.A complex, dark expression of the deprived heart and the desperate lengths children will go to in order to create family.

The Secrets You Keep

The Secrets You Keep
Author: Kate White
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781911591986
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Release: 2017-09-11
Editor: Canelo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You’ve lost your memory. A woman has been murdered. Your husband is keeping secrets. How do you know who to trust? Months after being involved in a terrible car crash, Bryn Harper is physically healed but her emotional scars remain raw. She has no memory of the accident and is plagued with bad dreams. When Bryn and her husband, Guy, host a dinner party Bryn swears money has been stolen while Guy seems unfazed. Bryn confronts the caterer that night and is horrified to discover the woman’s brutally slain body the next day. As the case is investigated, Bryn is dragged into a fresh nightmare and learns that Guy is keeping things from her. Another murder occurs and Bryn realises the danger is getting ever closer to home. How well does Bryn really know the man she loves? For fans of psychological suspense and compulsive mysteries, don’t miss this tense and page-turning novel. Before I Go to Sleep meets The Husband’s Secret. Praise for The Secrets You Keep ‘Suspenseful, twisty and sharply observed, Kate White’s clever psychological thriller lures us into the life of vulnerable narrator Bryn whose marriage is not what she thought it was. The uncertainty develops as the stakes ramp up ever higher, and I was holding my breath as I turned the last few pages.’ Gilly Macmillan, author of What She Knew ‘True to form, Kate White’s The Secrets You Keep kept me up way past my bedtime, anxiously turning the pages. Taut, tense, and utterly gripping, I could not go to sleep until I found out whodunit.’ Jessica Knoll, author of Luckiest Girl Alive ‘Mesmerizing and thrilling... mystery lovers will be well served with this novel, as it grabs the reader instantly and can be devoured in one afternoon.’ Booklist ‘This can’t-put-it-down murder mystery from the former editor of Cosmo follows an author pushed to the brink by escalating chaos.’ Cosmopolitan

Hold Still

Hold Still
Author: Sally Mann
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780316247740
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times, Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, NPR, Publishers Weekly, BookPage !--EndFragment-- A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her. Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder." In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.