Send for Me

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

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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
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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
Available:
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 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.

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

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 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.

Send Me Their Souls

Send Me Their Souls
Author: Sara Wolf
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1682815072
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Entangled: Teen
Language: en

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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Send These to Me

Send These to Me
Author: John Higham
Pages: 259
ISBN: 0689106173
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Release: 1975
Editor: New York : Atheneum
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the broad relations between immigration and other aspects of American history, the particular experiences of Jewish immigrants, and the dimensions and implications of ethnic diversity in the United States.

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!

The Tumbling Turner Sisters

The Tumbling Turner Sisters
Author: Juliette Fay
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501134470
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In 1919, the four Turner sisters and their parents are barely scraping along. Their father is a low-paid boot stitcher in Johnson City, NY, and the Turners are always one paycheck away from eviction. When their father's hand is crushed and he's forced to quit, their domineering mother decides that the vaudeville stage is their best--and only--chance for salvation. With everything at stake, the Tumbling Turners take to the road and the four young women, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and Nell, a 22-year-old new mother and recent widow of the Great War, are soon immersed in the tumultuous world of American Vaudeville on a nine-city tour that will make or break them. Swindlers and ne'er-do-wells await in abundance, but so does kindness, and just maybe a chance at love. Equal parts heartwarming, charming, and reflective, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is the story of the sacrifices we make in the name of family, and how the most unlikely choice can ultimately be the one to lead us toward our truest selves"--

Send Me Safely Back Again

Send Me Safely Back Again
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780297866657
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Release: 2012-08-09
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third novel in the series sees new challenges for the men of the 106th Foot, as the British army attempts to recover from the disaster of Corunna and establish a foothold in the Peninsula. Featuring the battles of Medellin and Talavera, the 106th will have their mettle severely tested on the battlefield. But if Napoleon is to be ejected from Spain, war must also be waged in more covert ways. For Hanley, the former artist who is a more natural observer than fighter, the opportunity to become an 'exploring officer' leads him into even more dangerous territory, the murky world of politics and partisans. And while Ensign Williams seeks to uncover the identity of the mysterious 'Heroine of Saragossa', a conspiracy of revenge within the regiment itself threatens to destroy him before he's even faced a shot from the French.