The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476763446
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty--the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small--and also get the opportunity to change their future"--

The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476763453
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future. Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time. Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires. Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she's recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love. But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…

The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1683240723
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Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Center Point
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty--the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small--and also get the opportunity to change their future"--

On Being 40 ish

On Being 40 ish
Author: Lindsey Mead
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781501172144
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fifteen powerful women and writers you know and love—from the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, and The Atlantic—offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what it’s really like turning forty—and that the best is yet to come. The big 4-0. Like eighteen and twenty-one, this is a major and meaningful milestone our lives—especially for women. Turning forty is a poignant doorway between youth and...what comes after; a crossroads to reflect on the roads taken and not, and the paths yet before you. The decade that follows is ripe for nostalgia, inspiration, wisdom, and personal growth. In this dazzling collection, fifteen writers explore this rich phase in essays that are profound, moving, and above all, brimming with joie de vivre. With a diverse array of voices—including Veronica Chambers, Meghan Daum, Kate Bolick, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Sloane Crosley, KJ Dell’Antonia, Julie Klam, Jessica Lahey, Catherine Newman, Sujean Rim, Jena Schwartz, Sophfronia Scott, Allison Winn Scotch, Lee Woodruff, and Jill Kargman—On Being 40(ish) offers a range of universal themes—friendship, independence, sex, beauty, aging, wisdom, and the passage of time. On Being 40(ish) reflects the hopes, fears, challenges, and opportunities of a generation. Beautifully designed, this is “a must read for anyone 40ish or beyond...Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin, and wise best friend” (Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo).

You Know You re 40 When

You Know You re 40 When
Author: Ann Hodgman,Patricia Marx
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9780767917391
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Release: 2005-03
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A hilarious compilation of drawings, witty reflections, and zany observations shares the joys of turning forty, covering such useful topics as "Inside the 40-Year-Old Male Brain" and "What Passes for Thrills at 40." Original. 35,000 first printing.

Turning Forty

Turning Forty
Author: Mike Gayle
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781444720983
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Release: 2013-07-04
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to turn forty: 1. Set yourself a personal challenge. 2. Clear wardrobe of all age inappropriate clothing. 3. Relax. How not to turn forty: 1. Have a complete meltdown . . . High flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. And with a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA's club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction. But when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone. But all is not lost because Matt has a plan . . . Wise, witty and wonderful . . . a triumph! Jenny Colgan Look out for Mike's new novel, Half a World Away, available to pre-order now!

Forty Rooms

Forty Rooms
Author: Olga Grushin
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781101982334
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Release: 2016
Editor: Marian Wood Books/Putnam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the life of a woman born in Moscow who leaves for the United States, where she finds happiness and love but must also deal with the ghosts of her youth.

Forty Things to Do When You Turn Forty

Forty Things to Do When You Turn Forty
Author: Ronnie Sellers
Pages: 239
ISBN: 1569069867
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Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Sellers Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Speaking to the reader who has or will soon turn 40, this inspiring collection of essays features contributors from all walks of life. All royalties are donated to cancer research.

Wrong Side of Forty

Wrong Side of Forty
Author: Jana DeLeon
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781940270708
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Release: 2020-02-28
Editor: Jana DeLeon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon brings a humorous, paranormal women’s fiction tale. For many, midlife is only the beginning. It was a day like any other day for Marina Trahan…until she caught her husband in bed with another woman. Before that eye-opening wake-up call, Marina would have described her life as average or uneventful, maybe even boring. But now, chaos and confusion reign supreme. She’d expected to slide through midlife with her unwanted extra pounds, chin hair, and hot flashes and move somewhat gracefully into elastic waist pants and having no verbal filter. But with a wayward husband, a high-maintenance daughter, a lackluster career, and a crazy mother all weighing her down, Marina is ready to wave the white flag of surrender. Then an intriguing stranger named Alexios shows up out of nowhere and insists she is descended from a goddess and is the only person who can save the world from certain destruction. She has roughly a week to do it. Solving a centuries-old mystery seems like a more interesting proposition than the other situations Marina is facing, so she accepts his challenge. But her search for a magical item of power reveals far more about Marina than she ever knew. Maybe enough to save the world. And even herself.

The Status of All Things

The Status of All Things
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476763439
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates. Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner—to be with Kate’s close friend and coworker, no less—she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something’s changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history. Kate's two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince them she’s really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don’t go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it’s really possible to change her fate. In The Status of All Things, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke combine the humor and heart of Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Weiner while exploring the pitfalls of posting your entire life on the Internet. They raise the questions: What if you could create your picture-perfect life? Would you be happy? Would you still be you? For anyone who’s ever attempted—or failed—to be their perfect self online, this is a story of wisdom and wit that will leave you with new appreciation for the true status of your life.

Your Perfect Life

Your Perfect Life
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476730585
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two childhood best friends wake up the morning after their twentieth high school reunion to discover that they’ve switched bodies in this hilarious and heartwarming debut by two childhood best friends. With “a delicious, page-turning premise, and sweet and surprising insights” (New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster), Your Perfect Life perfectly illustrates that old adage: Sometimes, you have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to see what’s in her heart. Best friends since childhood, Casey and Rachel couldn’t lead more different lives. While workaholic Casey rubs elbows with celebrities daily as the host of Gossip TV and comes home nightly to an empty apartment, stay-at-home mom Rachel juggles an “oops” baby, two fiery teenagers, and a husband who barely seems the man she fell in love with two decades before. After an argument at their twentieth high school reunion, Casey and Rachel throw back shots to get the night back on track. Instead, they get a life-changing hangover. Waking up in each other’s bodies the next morning, they must figure out how to navigate their altered realities. Rachel is forced to face the broadcasting dreams she gave up when she got pregnant in college, and Casey finally steps out of the spotlight to face the real reason why she’s alone. And they soon discover that they don’t know themselves—or their best friend—nearly as well as they thought they did. Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke bring their “witty, winning style” (Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Best of Us) to every page of this novel that is sure to please fans of In Her Shoes and The Opposite of Me. Your Perfect Life is a story of humor and heart about two best friends, what they didn’t know about each other, and how, by switching lives, each learns to appreciate her own.

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities
Author: Judith Viorst
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781982122539
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

And so you’ve reached that time in life when you’re starting to “pick investments over adventure, / And clean over scenic, and comfortable over intense”; when, even though in your heart of hearts you’re much younger, the rest of you is (how did it happen?) forty. Judith Viorst, the wise and witty lady of It’s Hard to Be Hip Over 30 and Other Tragedies of Married Life, is here to guide you through these forty-ish years with poems that reflect the highs, the lows, and the everything-in-betweens of midlife. Viorst playfully considers the prospects of sagging kneecaps, awkward college reunions, and fantasies of love in the afternoon; being baffled by one’s Buddhist bisexual vegetarian Maoist offspring; cholesterol counts, adult-education courses and other atrocities of midlife—which somehow aren’t as painful when you can laugh at them. Filled with warmth, humor, and insight, How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities is Judith Viorst at her best.

The Good Widow

The Good Widow
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503943445
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Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke make their suspense debut in this twisty, emotional thriller. Elementary school teacher Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales’s marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was…until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn’t alone. For Jacks, laying her husband to rest was hard. But it was even harder to think that his final moments belonged to another woman—one who had left behind her own grieving and bewildered fianc�. Nick, just as blindsided by the affair, wants answers. So he suggests that he and Jacks search for the truth together, retracing the doomed lovers’ last days in paradise. Now, following the twisting path of that fateful road, Jacks is learning that nothing is ever as it seems. Not her marriage. Not her husband. And most certainly not his death…

The Marriage Sabbatical

The Marriage Sabbatical
Author: Cheryl Jarvis
Pages: 303
ISBN: CORNELL:31924087317917
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Release: 2001
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author celebrates the need some women have for "space" within a marriage, focusing on women who took sabbaticals from their marriage to pursue opportunities for creative and spiritual growth.

Make Miracles in Forty Days

Make Miracles in Forty Days
Author: Melody Beattie
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781439102169
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Release: 2011-12-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Counsels readers on how to transform their lives for the better, sharing anecdotes about experiences with grief and loss while outlining a six-week plan for achieving gratitude and enabling change.

The Idea of You

The Idea of You
Author: Robinne Lee
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250125910
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Included on The Skimm's 2020 list of Eight Books Both You and Mom Will Love "The sleeper hit of the pandemic . . . . There is no escapism like reading about a nearly middle-aged woman embarking on a glittering, global love affair with a thoughtful young sex god . . . . It's electric, triumphant to read." —Vogue.com "An OMG page-turner." —Gabrielle Union Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things. What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other’s worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a reclaiming of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most.

Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects

Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects
Author: Institution of Naval Architects
Pages: 329
ISBN: IOWA:31858019833700
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Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

List of members in each volume.

Woman on the Edge of Time

Woman on the Edge of Time
Author: Marge Piercy
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9780449000946
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Connie Ramos, a woman in her mid-thirties, has been declared insane. But Connie is overwhelmingly sane, merely tuned to the future, and able to communicate with the year 2137. As her doctors persuade her to agree to an operation, Connie struggles to force herself to listen to the future and its lessons for today.... From the Paperback edition.

Year of Yes

Year of Yes
Author: Shonda Rhimes
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781476777092
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Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" details the one-year experiment with saying "yes" that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.

Forty Years Behind the Wall

Forty Years Behind the Wall
Author: Father M. Raymond (O.C.S.O.)
Pages: 336
ISBN: WISC:89064874886
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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