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|Author||: Jessica Strawser|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
A Most Anticipated by Goodreads * SheReads * E! News * Frolic Booktrib's 10 Books by Women to Read this Spring Jessica Strawser's A Million Reasons Why is "a fascinating foray into the questions we are most afraid to ask" (Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author)--the story of two women who discover a bond between them that will change both their lives forever. When two strangers are linked by a mail-in DNA test, it’s an answered prayer—that is, for one half sister. For the other, it will dismantle everything she knows to be true. But as they step into the unfamiliar realm of sisterhood, the roles will reverse in ways no one could have foreseen. Caroline lives a full, happy life—thriving career, three feisty children, enviable marriage, and a close-knit extended family. She couldn’t have scripted it better. Except for one thing: She’s about to discover her fundamental beliefs about them all are wrong. Sela lives a life in shades of gray, suffering from irreversible kidney failure. Her marriage crumbled in the wake of her illness. Her beloved mother, always her closest friend, unexpectedly passed away. She refuses to be defined by her grief, but still, she worries what will happen to her two-year-old son if she doesn’t find a donor match in time. She’s the only one who knows Caroline is her half sister and may also be her best hope for a future. But Sela’s world isn’t as clear-cut as it appears—and one misstep could destroy it all. "A thrilling story of what happens when a long-held family secret comes to light...[Strawser] shows that no one is ever truly a villain or a hero, but instead, we are all a beautiful and messy mix of both." - Associated Press review
|Author||: Nakeesha Cluse|
|Editor||: Nakeesha Cluse|
Aaliyah Richards has made a living writing about the way love should be. But when she meets Nathaniel Lord-business tycoon and her polar opposite-she is forced to re-evaluate her beliefs. Nathaniel seems like the perfect man-like he jumped out of the pages of her latest novel, but Aaliyah is no fool. She knows, there are a million reasons why they shouldn't be together but one undeniable fact that keeps her from walking away.
|Author||: Marcus Johns|
At some point in our lives, we all hear some version of "You can't do it." When that influential voice (whether outside or inside you) tells you why you can't--maybe that's the perfect reason why you can. At 27, actor, viral YouTuber, and one of the top former Vine stars Marcus Johns wants to shift our perspective on the resistance and obstacles that discourage our most powerful contributions. Whether it's conducting outrageous experiments or creating content we love to share, some unusual people use the voices of doubt--including their own--as motivation to press on and prove them all wrong. Sharing lighthearted insights from his life as a social media phenom, Marcus knows what it takes to be influential both online and off. How does one balance family, friends, faith, and fame--not to mention, finding the fun--and what does true success look like when the cameras are off? With his signature wit and transparency, Marcus shares his unconventional thoughts on: How to overcome self-doubt and move ahead Knowing who's on your team--and who's not What it really means to follow your gut Developing your skills by embracing failure Remaining humble and sharing your success with others A must-read for any passionate go-getter, You Can't Do It may just be the magical phrase pointing you to the right track.
|Author||: Alan Labonte,Brock Brower|
|Editor||: Hothouse Press|
A former executive director of a prestigious Boston law firm recounts how he lost his job after being diagnosed with MS and the subsequent legal battle during which he refused a lucrative settlement and helped establish a precedent for employees with disabilities.
|Author||: Kira Archer|
|Editor||: Entangled: Indulgence|
“Sit back and enjoy the ride, because you're going to laugh your butt off!" - Brenda, AL. After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where’s the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss. Billionaire Cole Harrington quickly figures out something’s afoot with his usually agreeable personal assistant. When he finds out about the office pool betting on how long it’ll take him to fire her, he decides to spice things up and see how far he can push her until she quits. The game is on, with everyone waiting to see who will crack first. But the bet sparks a new dynamic between them, and soon they realize they just might have crossed that fine line between hate and love. Each book in the Winning the Billionaire series is a STANDALONE story: Book 1: 69 Million Things I Hate About You Book 2: The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby Book 3: Scotland or Bust Book 4: Pushing His Luck
|Author||: Lady Gaga|
|Editor||: Hal Leonard Corporation|
(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.
|Author||: Lori Meis|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Ella Carter isn't looking for love. Oliver Garrison isn't either. However, when it finds them the author from Colorado and the Texas businessman set out to take their friendship to the next level. Their love story might have had a fairy tale ending, too, if a few things hadn't gotten in the way. Extended family, crazy exes and frightening dreams keep threatening to destroy them. When it seems they are headed down different paths, a twist of fate intercedes. It will either pull them together or separate them forever. A Million Reasons to Live is the second in a series of three. While each book can be read independently, the mysterious and elusive villain Greg Parker is the link that ties all three books together.
|Author||: Amit Dasgupta|
|Editor||: SCB Distributors|
India - a land of a billion people; a nation for a billion reasons. India continues to mesmerise and surprise the rest of the world as much as she enchants and bewilders her own people. An ancient civilsiation and a young nation at once, modern India is a thriving democracy, an economic powerhouse, an increasingly assertive global political player and a world leader in science and technology. At the same time, she remains rooted in tradition - her art, culture and literature continue to enrich her mind, body and soul, as also of the rest of humanity. This superbly-crafted book, adorned with rich and spontaneous photographs, unravels the beauty and enigma of India and her people in an unusually simple and uncomplicated manner, thereby providing an overview of what constitutes this great nation.
|Author||: Jessica Strawser|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
The next “masterful” (Publishers Weekly) novel from "the gifted Jessica Strawser" (Adriana Trigiani), hailed as “immensely satisfying” (Kathleen Barber) and “that book you can’t put down” (Sally Hepworth). A video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see. The secrets it exposes threaten to change their lives forever. Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit—in the friendship and the marriage. When Daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat after the kids are in bed. But then Molly leaves the room to check on a crying child. What Liza sees next will change everything. Only one thing is certain: Molly needs her. Liza drives all night to be at Molly’s side—but when she arrives, the reception is icy, leaving Liza baffled and hurt. She knows there’s no denying what she saw. Or is there? In disbelief that their friendship could really be over, Liza is unaware she’s about to have a near miss of her own. And Molly, refusing to deal with what’s happened, won’t turn to Daniel, either. But none of them can go on pretending. Not after this. Forget You Know Me is a “twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale” (bestselling author Emily Carpenter) about the wounds of people who’ve grown apart. Best friends, separated by miles. Spouses, hardened by neglect. A mother, isolated by pain. One moment will change things for them all. "[A] great hybrid of women's fiction and suspense...strong character development and unpredictable plot." - Library Journal
|Author||: Kristin Billerbeck|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
There are a billion reasons Kate should marry her current boyfriend. Will she trade them all to be madly in love? Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. She has a fulfilling job, a cute apartment, and a wedding to plan with her soon-to-be fiancé, Dexter. She can think of a billion reasons why she should marry Dexter. He’s everything she wants in a husband. And then in walks Luc DeForges, her bold, breathtaking ex-boyfriend. Only now he’s a millionaire. And he wants her to go home to New Orleans to sing for a friend’s wedding. As his date. But Katie made up her mind about Luc eight years ago, when she fled their hometown after a very public breakup. Yet there’s still a magnetism between them she can’t deny. Katie thought her predictable relationship with Dexter would be the bedrock of a lasing, Christian marriage. But what if there’s more? What if God’s desire for her is a heart full of life? And what if that’s what Luc has offered all along? "Katie and Luc dance off the pages of this book, making you fall in love with them and New Orleans. Full of surprises and romance." —Carolyne Aarsen, author of The Baby Promise
|Author||: Jessica Strawser|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
"Almost Missed You is a skillful, insightful debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage, the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy it is to make the worst choices imaginable." —Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives "Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse of a novel." —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain "In Almost Missed You, debut author Jessica Strawser meticulously weaves together a kidnapped child, friends in turmoil, and a Craigslist ad into a tangled web of secrets, lies, and unexpected alliances. This heart-breaking page-turner will make you question how well you really know everyone you hold dear." — Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives "Jessica Strawser has expertly woven a tale of a marriage in crisis with elements of daring, danger, mystery, and secrets that will surprise and delight you...Glorious!" — Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars in the Heavens "Jessica Strawser writes from the heart." —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline "Almost Missed You is compelling fiction from a brave new voice." —Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach—just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all. Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep with the son he’s wanted for kidnapping, demands that she hide them from the authorities, and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy her own family if she doesn’t, Caitlin faces an impossible choice. As the suspenseful events unfold through alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn and Caitlin, Jessica Strawser's Almost Missed You is a page turning story of a mother’s love, a husband’s betrayal, connections that maybe should have been missed, secrets that perhaps shouldn’t have been kept, and spaces between what’s meant to be and what might have been.
|Author||: Jessica Strawser|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
"Full of slow-burning intrigue, Strawser's second novel will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Jennifer Kitses' Small Hours." —Booklist *Book of the Month Club Selection An innocent night of fun takes a shocking turn in Not That I Could Tell, the next page-turner from Jessica Strawser, author of Almost Missed You. When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal. By Monday morning, one of them is gone. Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce—and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d put behind her—and when she’s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood’s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions—especially since she’s dealing with a crisis of her own. As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what’s going on behind their own closed doors—and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.
|Author||: Claire Messud|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
A glimpse into a beloved novelist’s inner world, shaped by family, art, and literature. In her fiction, Claire Messud "has specialized in creating unusual female characters with ferocious, imaginative inner lives" (Ruth Franklin, New York Times Magazine). Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write opens a window on Messud’s own life: a peripatetic upbringing; a warm, complicated family; and, throughout it all, her devotion to art and literature. In twenty-six intimate, brilliant, and funny essays, Messud reflects on a childhood move from her Connecticut home to Australia; the complex relationship between her modern Canadian mother and a fiercely single French Catholic aunt; and a trip to Beirut, where her pied-noir father had once lived, while he was dying. She meditates on contemporary classics from Kazuo Ishiguro, Teju Cole, Rachel Cusk, and Valeria Luiselli; examines three facets of Albert Camus and The Stranger; and tours her favorite paintings at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. In the luminous title essay, she explores her drive to write, born of the magic of sharing language and the transformative powers of “a single successful sentence.” Together, these essays show the inner workings of a dazzling literary mind. Crafting a vivid portrait of a life in celebration of the power of literature, Messud proves once again "an absolute master storyteller" (Rebecca Carroll, Los Angeles Times).
|Author||: Alecia McKenzie|
|Editor||: Akashic Books|
American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his own concept of "family" during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland. "Alecia McKenzie’s tender new novel [is] an emotionally resonant ode to adopted families and community resilience." --New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice Shortlisted for the 2020 Caribbean Readers’ Awards (Best Adult Novel)! "Delightfully original, this novel centers Chris, an American who travels to his mother’s homeland of Jamaica to reflect and heal after tragedy strikes. What he encounters is unexpected, complicated and, perhaps, just what he needs." --Ms. Magazine "Emotional, enthralling and heartfelt...A story of loss and the infinite types of love." --Woman's World "Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life? A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie is one such novel that makes you yearn for more." --New York Journal of Books "Racial identity, nonfamilial relationships, and the restorative nature of art are all explored as McKenzie considers the possibility of regeneration of the human spirit even as we grapple with the tragedies of lost loves and changing worlds. McKenzie successfully integrates various speech patterns in Caribbean patois and a mixture of English and French as she takes readers on a hopeful journey across continents." --Booklist, STARRED review, a Best New Book of the Week "Thoroughly satisfying...This bighearted narrative of love, loss, and family is handled with grace and beauty." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "A Million Aunties is an exquisite novel about beauty and pain, and what binds us together. Through captivating character studies, quiet lovely writing and deceptively simple storytelling, McKenzie illuminates basic commonalities and rethinks what family and home mean." --Shelf Awareness "The beauty and brilliance of Blackness in the diaspora take centerstage in Alecia McKenzie’s A Million Aunties, showcasing the intricate textures of identity, place, and connection to survive loss." --Colors of Influence "Full of wondrous tales of how simple acts of kindness can bring us all together, A Million Aunties is a compelling book about unlikely love, friendship, and community, sprinkled with delightful surprises along the way." --Exclusive Magazine "A beautiful book for anyone who knows there is more to family than blood relations. After losing his wife, NYC artist Chris travels to his mother's hometown in Jamaica and contemplates his place in the world." --Book Culture After a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean hoping to find some peace and tranquility. He plans to spend his time painting in solitude and coming to terms with his recent loss and his fractured relationship with his father. Instead, he discovers a new extended and complicated "family." The people he meets help him to heal, even as he supports them in unexpected ways. Told from different points of view, this is a compelling novel about unlikely love, friendship, and community, with surprises along the way.
|Author||: Jay Asher|
|Editor||: Ernst Klett Sprachen|
Clay Jensen erhält ein Paket mit sieben Tonbandcassetten, besprochen von seiner Klassenkameradin Hannah Baker, die vor kuzem Selbstmord begangen hat. Während der Nacht, in der er die Cassetten abhört, erfährt Clay, warum er einer der 13 Gründe für Hannahs Selbstmord ist. Der Roman ist ein eindringlicher Appell, füreinander Verantwortung zu tragen und niemanden auszugrenzen.
|Author||: Doreen Coady|
This heartwarming, and real-talk, message on parenting is woven through the collective wishes and wisdom of 100 Moms. Every tip and commentary is distinct, providing a magnificent assortment of the breadth of motherhood. This is fun, enlightening, easy to read, and a highly relatable account of parenting successes and struggles.
|Author||: Amy Fleisher Madden|
|Editor||: Animal Manufacturing Co.|
You're just a face in the crowd... Until you're not. A Million Miles is an intense coming of age story set in 1999 that follows 19-year-old Maddy Traeger as she drops out of college to go on tour with her favorite band, Crimson + Clover. This is not a story of arenas with flashing lights and luxurious tour buses, it's one of dank dive bars and all night drives in a hot-boxed sardine can. Get in the van and drive around America with Maddy. Experience what it's really like to tour–to completely surrender your life to the fast moving blacktop that is the road.
|Author||: A. J. Nuest|
|Editor||: The Wild Rose Press Inc|
True love does not exist or so event planner Tessa Adams learns the day she gets jilted twenty-four hours prior to walking down the aisle. One-night stands are much easier, and with sexy philanthropists like David Brenner, how can she resist? Now if she could just get rid of him. Had she known the biggest event of her career would be working for David's father, she would have cut and run. Instead, she's unwittingly become a part of his parents' plan to destroy his life-long dreams. Will sacrificing her love protect him or be the ultimate betrayal? Wealthy and gorgeous, David Brenner seemingly holds the world in the palm of his hand. his generous heart and infectious smile are just two in an endless stream of attractive qualities. But the one thing he wants, he can't have, a repeat of the passionate night he spent in the arms of a skittish Tessa Adams. His family's far-reaching power threatens to crush their dreams. To prove his love, he would risk ...
|Author||: Matt Haig|
|Editor||: Canongate Books|
Includes an exclusive preview of The Comfort Book – out on 6 July 2021 – PREORDER NOW! THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. 'I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free.'