Send for Me

Send for Me
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101947814
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the powerful bonds of family. Annelise is a dreamer: imagining her future while working at her parents' popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany, anticipating all the delicious possibilities yet to come. There are rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents can't quite believe that it will affect them; they're hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer: a brick thrown through her window; a childhood friend who cuts ties with her; customers refusing to patronize the bakery. Luckily Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain. Two generations later, in a small Midwestern city, Annelise's granddaughter, Clare, is a young woman newly in love. But when she stumbles upon a trove of her grandmother's letters from Germany, she sees the history of her family's sacrifices in a new light, and suddenly she's faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future. A novel of dazzling emotional richness that is based on letters from Lauren Fox's own family, Send for Me is a major departure for this acclaimed author, an epic and intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness.

Send for Me

Send for Me
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101947807
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.

Send For Me

Send For Me
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781529381665
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Release: 2021-04-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick* *An Indie Next Great Read* '[A] vivid depiction of a family's heartbreak, its rending and rebuilding.' - Clare Lombardo, New York Times Book Review 'Spanning generations and continents, from pre-WWII Germany to current day midwestern America, Send For Me is a richly imagined testament to the ties that bind.' Whitney Scharer Germany 1930s. Annelise is a dreamer: imagining her future while working at her parents' popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany, anticipating all the delicious possibilities yet to come. There are rumours that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents can't quite believe that it will affect them; they're hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter Ruthie, the dangers grow closer: a brick thrown through her window; a childhood friend who cuts ties with her; customers refusing to patronise the bakery. Luckily Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain. Two generations later, in a small Midwestern city, Ruthie's daughter and Annelise's granddaughter, Clare, is a young woman newly in love. But when she stumbles upon her grandmother's letters from Germany, she sees the history of her family's sacrifices in a new light, and suddenly she's faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future. A novel of dazzling emotional richness that is based on letters from Lauren Fox's own family, Send for Me is an epic and intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness.

Send Me

Send Me
Author: Patrick Ryan
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780385338752
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Release: 2007
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles how the individual lives of twice-divorced Teresa Kerrigan and her four children have been influenced by their complex family history.

Send Me a Sign

Send Me a Sign
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780802734068
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mia is the quintessential high school A-lister: popular, non-exclusively dating the captain of the soccer team, extremely high GPA, everything Mia's mother has ever wanted. When you have everything good going your way, you have everything to lose. After Mia finds out she has leukemia, she feels like everything she has achieved will slip away from her. So she decides to keep her illness a secret from all her friends and her boyfriend. The only one she lets in is her lifelong best friend, Gyver-the guy next door who is poised to become so much more in her life. Mia is always looking for signs in her everyday life, to shape her decisions, and now that she's sick, she's desperate for a sign that she is going to survive.

Send Me Their Souls

Send Me Their Souls
Author: Sara Wolf
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781682815083
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Entangled: Teen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are worse things than death. With the rise of Varia d’Malvane comes the fall of the Mist Continent. Cavanos is overrun by the brutal rampage of the valkerax, led by its former crown princess. Vetris is gone. Helkyris is gone. As each mighty nation falls, the grip of the crown princess closes around the throat of the world. But Zera Y’shennria isn’t out yet. Alongside Malachite, Fione, Yorl, and her love Lucien, Zera seeks aid from the High Witches and the Black Archives, with the valkerax horde hot on their heels. Seemingly unstoppable, Varia can track Zera through her dreams, ensuring there is nowhere to run. Thankfully, an ancient book holds the key to stopping the incursion forever. But at what cost comes freedom? At what cost comes love? At what cost comes the end of the world, and the beginning of a new one? The Bring Me Their Hearts series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Bring Me Their Hearts Book #2 Find Me Their Bones Book #3 Send Me Their Souls

Just Send Me Word

Just Send Me Word
Author: Orlando Figes
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780805095234
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Release: 2012-05-22
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag "I went to get the letters for our friends, and couldn't help but feel a little envious, I didn't expect anything for myself. And suddenly—there was my name, and, as if it was alive, your handwriting." In 1946, after five years as a prisoner—first as a Soviet POW in Nazi concentration camps, then as a deportee (falsely accused of treason) in the Arctic Gulag—twenty-nine-year-old Lev Mishchenko unexpectedly received a letter from Sveta, the sweetheart he had hardly dared hope was still alive. Amazingly, over the next eight years the lovers managed to exchange more than 1,500 messages, and even to smuggle Sveta herself into the camp for secret meetings. Their recently discovered correspondence is the only known real-time record of life in Stalin's Gulag, unmediated and uncensored. Orlando Figes, "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians" (Financial Times), draws on Lev and Sveta's letters as well as KGB archives and recent interviews to brilliantly reconstruct the broader world in which their story unfolded. With the powerful narrative drive of a novel, Just Send Me Word reveals a passion and endurance that triumphed over the tragic forces of history.

Send Me Work

Send Me Work
Author: Katherine Karlin
Pages: 159
ISBN: 9780810152205
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Release: 2011-10-31
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of 2011 Balcones Fiction Prize The stories in Katherine Karlin's debut collection encompass an unusually broad range of experience - refinery workers mourn a colleague's death; a struggling young woman in post-Katrina New Orleans persuades a welder to teach her his trade; an idealistic aerobics instructor decamps for Nicaragua to pick coffee. In each of these stories, Karlin offers rare insight into the place of work in the lives of women, her narrators keenly observant and attuned the humor arising from the gap between life as they imagine it and as it's really lived. But even more remarkable is the fullness with which she renders characters who, once we meet them, make us wonder how they've escaped the notice of other writers.

Send Me Down a Miracle

Send Me Down a Miracle
Author: Han Nolan
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780547892559
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Release: 2003-05-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sleepy, God-fearing community in Alabama erupts in chaos when a flamboyant artist from New York City returns to her hometown for an artistic experiment. “A fresh voice and an enigmatic subject combine to make kids engage in an activity they probably don’t do much-contemplate.” —Booklist

You Send Me

You Send Me
Author: Daniel Wolff,S. R. Crain,Cliff White,G. David Tenenbaum
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780753540022
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Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Sam Cooke was shot dead in a cheap motel in Hollywood, he was one of America's most successful pop stars. He left a world in which he had been born poor and had become very rich from the success of such records as "You Send Me" and "A Wonderful World", yet his body lay unrecognised in a morgue for two days. This biography follows Cooke's life in a racist America where his voice was one of the first to reach beyond the segregated audiences and command a white following, Cooke himself becoming a player in the fledgling civil rights movement. This award-winning biography is a full and sometimes shocking story of a man whose songbook is revered by great performers such as Otis Redding, Rod Stewart and Aretha Franklin.

Days of Awe

Days of Awe
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307388278
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The story of a woman who, in the wake of her best friend's sudden death, must face the crisis in her marriage, the fury of her almost-teenage daughter, and the possibility of opening her cantankerous heart to someone new"--Dust jacket flap.

Send Me No Flowers

Send Me No Flowers
Author: Jenny Tomlin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409061007
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Release: 2009-02-12
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Send Me No Flowers is the story of a young woman's fight for survival. Donna Stewart's family is poor but respectable and hard working. Donna is beautiful and clever - about to go up to university. Celebrating her exam results with her friends at a club, she meets Danny Lester, ten years older, much richer, a businessman - he sweeps her off her feet. Despite warnings from friends and family, Donna enjoys Danny's wild streak. She believes this is the man she will marry and live with happy ever after. But it gradually emerges that 'Danny the knife' is a dangerous criminal - and a sadist. She is introduced to a world of drugs and prostitutes, where Danny gets his kicks by terrifying her. The longer she leaves it, the harder it will be to escape. But eventually, helped by a loyal circle of female friends, she works out a plan.

City of Omens

City of Omens
Author: Dan Werb
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781635573008
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For decades, American hungers sustained Tijuana. In this scientific detective story, a public health expert reveals what happens when a border city's lifeline is brutally severed. Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico's third-largest city became one of the world's most dangerous. Tijuana's murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast. When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana's women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city's social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions. Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward. “City of Omens is a compelling and disturbing tour of a border world that outsiders rarely see - and simultaneously, a clear guide to a field of public health that offers an essential framework for understanding how both ideas and diseases can spread.” -- MAIA SZALAVITZ, author of Unbroken Brain “Dan Werb combines his expertise as a trained epidemiologist with his keen discernment as an investigative journalist to depict what happens when poverty, human desperation, and unfathomable greed at the highest levels of a society mix with imperial ambition and a criminally ill-conceived policy towards drug use. It is a riveting and heartbreaking story, told with eloquence and compassion.” -- GABOR MATÉ, MD, bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction “City of Omens is an urgent and needed account of a desperate problem. The perils that Mexico's women face haunt the conscience of a nation.” -- ALFREDO CORCHADO, author of Homelands and Midnight in Mexico

Send Me Wings

Send Me Wings
Author: Bobby Cyrus
Pages: 80
ISBN: 109801622X
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Release: 2020-01-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This story begins in Charleston, South Carolina. Ron and Sarah Boggs have the sorrowful task of finalizing Sarah's mother's estate. While meeting with the attorney, Mr. Lyndsay, they learn her mother has left her an old church in Hopetown, Virginia. Sarah seems troubled by this inheritance and Ron becomes very curious about the real estate prospect. After much encouragement, Ron convinces Sarah to travel to Hopetown. Ron feels there could be a financial opportunity waiting in that little mountain town. However, he is also somewhat bewildered by Sarah's reaction towards the church. During the reading of the will, there were other things Ron discovered about Sarah, he never knew. Once the couple arrives in Hopetown, lives begin to change. Some of the worst tragedies and adversities in life create the best opportunities. In this story, you will hear several of these instances. A child's quest to go to heaven, a man's focus on supplementing his retirement, a woman's reluctance to face the past, and a town's resistance to regain its faith all add up to a powerful story of life!

Friends Like Us

Friends Like Us
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9780307388254
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Release: 2012
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sharing a relationship that causes many to mistake them for sisters, best friends Willa and Jane work freelance jobs and enjoy each other's company until an old high school buddy from Willa's past unexpectedly falls in love with Jane.

You Send Me

You Send Me
Author: Patricia T. O'Conner,Stewart Kellerman
Pages: 240
ISBN: IND:30000094723107
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Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A guide to e-mail offers advice on etiquette, basic English grammar, phrases to avoid, and style questions.

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
Author: Rebecca Stead
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780375892691
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Release: 2009-07-14
Editor: Wendy Lamb Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

Send Me Crazy

Send Me Crazy
Author: Tina Gephart
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0648395987
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Release: 2020-02-07
Editor: T Gephart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A note, a pair of panties and a date. When Quinn's efforts to set up her best friend go awry, she finds herself with a crazy blind date. Could the mystery man be her soul mate? Nothing like an adventure, and at the very least, she was going to have some fun with it.

Still Life with Husband

Still Life with Husband
Author: Lauren Fox
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307267344
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Release: 2007-02-06
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet Emily Ross, thirty years old, married to her college sweetheart, and personal advocate for cake at breakfast time. Meet Emily's husband, Kevin, a sweet technical writer with a passion for small appliances and a teary weakness for Little Women. Enter David, a sexy young reporter with longish floppy hair and the kind of face Emily feels the weird impulse to lick. In this captivating novel of marriage and friendship, Lauren Fox explores the baffling human heart and the dangers of getting what you wish for.

Screw the Roses Send Me the Thorns

Screw the Roses  Send Me the Thorns
Author: Philip Miller,Molly Devon
Pages: 277
ISBN: 0964596008
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Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Light-hearted and fun to read, SCREW THE ROSES, SEND IN THE THORNS tells readers everything they need (and want!) to know about sadomasochism. Deeply committed to the blend of trust, fantasy and sensuality that makes S/M an intensely erotic and deeply intimate experience, Miller and Devon here offer everyone - from the complete novice to the well-practised sub or dom - clear explanations, solid advice, safety measures and steamy suggestions. Illustrated with over 225 photos and illustrations, the book also includes a glossary and 30-page resources listing.