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The Truth According to Us

By Annie Barrows
  • ISBN Code: : 0812997840
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes a wise, witty, and exuberant novel, perfect for fans of Lee Smith, that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, memory and truth, and the courage it takes to do what’s right. Annie Barrows once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters. Her new novel, The Truth According to Us, brings to life an inquisitive young girl, her beloved aunt, and the alluring visitor who changes the course of their destiny forever. In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. But once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty. At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to learn everything in her quest to acquire her favorite virtues of ferocity and devotion—a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business that occupies her charismatic father and the reason her adored aunt Jottie remains unmarried. Layla’s arrival strikes a match to the family veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a new tale about the Romeyns. As Willa peels back the layers of her family’s past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed—and their personal histories completely rewritten. Praise for The Truth According to Us “As delightfully eccentric as Guernsey yet refreshingly different . . . an epic but intimate family novel with richly imagined characters . . . Willa’s indomitable spirit, keen sense of adventure and innate intelligence reminded me of two other motherless girls in literature: Scout Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Flavia de Luce in Alan Bradley’s big-hearted British mystery series.”—The Washington Post “The Truth According to Us has all the characteristics of a great summer read: A plot that makes you want to keep turning the pages; a setting that makes you feel like you’re inhabiting another time and place; and characters who become people you’re sad to leave behind—and thus who always stay with you.”—Miami Herald “It takes a brave author to make the heroine of a new novel an observant and feisty girl . . . like Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . But Barrows . . . has created a believable and touching character in Willa.”—USA Today “[A] heartwarming coming-of-age novel [that] sparkles with folksy depictions of a tight-knit family and life in a small town . . . full of richly drawn, memorable characters.”—The Seattle Times “A big, juicy family saga with warm humor and tragic twists . . . The story gets more and more absorbing as it moves briskly along.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Annie Barrows leaves no doubt that she is a storyteller of rare caliber, with wisdom and insight to spare. Every page rings like a bell.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488012652
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: holden.pdf

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When a baby goes mising, a Texas marshal and a woman from his past discover there's a whole lot more behind this kidnapping… Holden Ryland certainly didn't become a marshal just to end up busting his ex, Nicky Hart, for taking files from Conceptions Fertility Clinic. But only Nicky knows just what was really stolen: a newborn being held for ransom. A newborn who is kin to both her and Holden. The missing boy is only the start of a mystery that snakes through Texas, winding its way through their families. Bad blood may linger between them, but Holden can protect his nephew back at the Silver Creek Ranch. If they can lay their past to rest to rescue this child, is it possible for them to have a future together?

Cat-Cup Clones

By Zahn Pesh
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465381368
  • Total of Pages : 457
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: cat-cup-clones.pdf

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"Why a fictional memoir and why the arcane language? . . . to tell a story about a youth who is mentally a pre-teenager while physically developing as an adult? Because the works I admire most seem to fall into that literary genre: Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Lawrence Durrell, and more recent writings like Robert Pirsigs Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and like Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. And because the youth, Vaney, expressed himself in arcane phrases like mama gift it to me and meaningful body language as well as mysterious seizures. Finally, why self-publish? Because the publishing industry may not yet be ready for major changes as it was unready for Proust, Joyce and others. Zahn Pesh hopes you enjoy this book."


By Robert Ignatius Letellier
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443885088
  • Total of Pages : 500
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: operetta.pdf

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Operetta developed in the second half of the 19th century from the French opéra-comique and the more lighthearted German Singspiel. As the century progressed, the serious concerns of mainstream opera were sustained and intensified, leaving a gap between opéra-comique and vaudeville that necessitated a new type of stage work. Jacques Offenbach, son of a Cologne synagogue cantor, established himself in Paris with his series of opéras-bouffes. The popular success of this individual new form of entertainment light, humorous, satirical and also sentimental led to the emergence of operetta as a separate genre, an art form with its own special flavour and concerns, and no longer simply a "little opera". Attempts to emulate Offenbach's success in France and abroad generated other national schools of operetta and helped to establish the genre internationally, in Spain, in England, and especially in Austria Hungary. Here it inspired works by Franz von Suppé and Johann Strauss II (the Golden Age), and later Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán (the Silver Age). Viennese operetta flourished conterminously with the Habsburg Empire and the mystique of Vienna, but, after the First World War, an artistically vibrant Berlin assumed this leading position (with Paul Lincke, Leon Jessel and Edouard Künnecke). As popular musical tastes diverged more and more during the interwar years, with the advent of new influences—like those of cabaret, the revue, jazz, modern dance music and the cinema, as well as changing social mores—the operetta genre took on new guises. This was especially manifested in the musical comedy of London's West End and New York's Broadway, with their imitators generating a success that opened a new golden age for the reinvented genre, especially after the Second World War. This source book presents an overview of the operetta genre in all its forms. The second volume provides a survey of the national schools of Germany, Spain, England, America, the Slavonic countries (especially Russia), Hungary, Italy and Greece. The principal composers are considered in chronological sequence, with biographical material and a list of stage works, selected synopses and some commentary. This volume also contains a discography and an index covering both volumes (general entries, singers and theatres).

A Senate Journal 1943-1945

By Allen Drury
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  • Publisher : WordFire +ORM
  • Book Code : 1680571516
  • Total of Pages : 715
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: a-senate-journal-1943-1945.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The sequel to the Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller Advise and Consent. From Allen Drury, the 20th Century grand master of political fiction, a novel of the United Nations and the racial friction that could spark a worldwide powderkeg. International tensions rise as ambassadors and politicians scheme, using the independence of a small African nation as the focal point for hidden agendas. A cascade of events begun in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations could lead to the weakening of the United States, the loss of the Panama Canal, and a possible civil war. Allen Drury paints a vivid and laser-accurate portrait of Washington and international politics, from top secret conferences, to elite cocktail parties, club luncheon rooms, and the private offices of the key players in government. A novel as relevant today as when it was first published.

Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream

By Harold C. Jordahl,Annie L. Booth
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 0299281930
  • Total of Pages : 399
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: environmental-politics-and-the-creation-of-a-dream.pdf

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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago of twenty-two islands in Lake Superior, just off the tip of northern Wisconsin. For years, the national park has been a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, but the remarkable story behind its creation is little known. In Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream, Harold Jordahl, one of the primary advocates for designating the islands as a national park, discloses the full story behind the effort to preserve their natural beauty for posterity. He describes in detail the political and bureaucratic complexities of the national lakeshore campaign, augmented by his own personal recollections and those of such prominent figures as Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and President John F. Kennedy. Writing in collaboration with Annie Booth, Jordahl recounts how activists, legislators, media, local residents, and other players shaped the islands’ future establishment as a national park.

The Circle

By Dave Eggers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0345808606
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: the-circle.pdf

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LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Fall for a SEAL

By Zoe York
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  • Publisher : Zoe York
  • Book Code : 1516322541
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: fall-for-a-seal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The lighter side of Navy SEAL romances--what happens when you strip them down and throw a woman they can't resist in their path... The first three stories in the SEALs Undone series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Zoe York! Fall Out (Drew and Annie's story) Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life. And this time, he’s on his own. Fall Hard (Jared and Cassie's story) Jared Sutter has a simple rule when it comes to women: keep 'em happy and keep 'em at a distance. He's got his reasons, and they all make sense until he falls for his neighbor and Cassie Bronson makes him want things he's always kept off-limits. Fall Away (Trick and Gaby's story) Navy SEAL Trick Novak knows he needs to find a better cure for his insomnia, but a warm body and a pretty smile worked just fine until he met Gaby Ellis—his latest conquest’s roommate. Now he’s not sleeping, and he’s definitely not getting laid, but that just means he’s got more time to plot ways to win over the beautiful and stubborn kindergarten teacher. Keep reading! More books available/coming soon in the SEALs Undone series: Fall Deep Fall Fast Fall Back Fall Dark Search Terms: second chance romance, friends to lovers, vacation romance, adventure romance, military romance, Navy SEAL

My Hero

By The My Hero Project
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743292405
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: my-hero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In My Hero, some of the brightest lights from around the globe share -- in their own words -- stories about the people who have been the greatest source of strength and inspiration to them. With essays by military heroes, political leaders, and Nobel Prize winners, sports heroes, firefighters, scientists, and schoolteachers -- and with an introduction by basketball legend, businessman, and philanthropist Earvin "Magic" Johnson -- this collection gathers individuals who themselves are shining examples to tell us about the people who have illuminated their own lives. • How did Dana Reeve come to find such grit and grace when her fairy-tale prince was thrown from his real-life steed, paralyzed from the neck down? • What traits of baseball great Ted Williams have inspired war hero Senator John McCain since childhood? • What impact did Nelson Mandela have on boxing legend Muhammad Ali? • Why does one of the all-time greats of baseball, Yogi Berra, believe that he owes each of his legendary home runs to his brothers? • How did Michael J. Fox find a woman who would walk away from a spectacular career in finance in order to fight for a cure for Parkinson's disease at the helm of his nonprofit foundation? • Why does John Glenn, a man who flew into space twice and served a quarter century on the Senate floor, look up to his own wife, Annie Glenn, as the true hero in the family? In a world hungry for good examples, My Hero reminds us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. It also teaches us that the words and deeds of those who inspire us are as varied as the stars that illuminate the night. The editors of My Hero and the contributors are donating all royalties from this book to the nonprofit My Hero Project.

Annie's Angel

By Jim Lawrence
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462830435
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 648
  • Pdf File: annie-s-angel.pdf

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Uptown Chicago in November, 1963 is a brutal place for the James Allen McCrees of Letcher County, Kentucky. After migrating from the depleted coal fields in search of a better life, father, mother and three children have struggled for two years to make ends meet in a run-down area known derisively as Hillbilly Land, finding solace only in the songs of their Southern mountain heritage. Now, however, as James Allens illness worsens, his wife, Mavis June, must take more and more on herself if the family is to survive. These are the desperate circumstances in which 14-year-old Annie Mae McCree is forced to grow up and to complete her journey from girlhood to womanhood. When her mother passes on to her a folk belief in a guardian angel, Annie dares to hope that she and her family will be under his protection. However, one shattering personal tragedy after another fractures that innocent faith and forces her on a painful spiritual quest of her own. Along the way, she learns much about who she is, experiences the power of first love, and finds out a thing or two about angels -- most importantly, that they often arent who or what you expect them to be, and most of the time, they rarely look like angels at all.


By April Christofferson
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1466813601
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: trapped.pdf

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Yellowstone backcountry ranger Will McCarroll is every poacher and trapper's worst nightmare. His tireless defense of endangered wildlife has made him a national hero, but when Will's anger over legislation allowing loaded guns in national parks causes him to break the rules one time too many, he finds himself transferred from his beloved Yellowstone to Montana's Glacier National Park. In this edgy eco- and political-thriller, Will soon finds in Glacier a wilderness worth defending—and under siege from illegal trappers, a right-wing radio talk show hosting a predator derby, and members of a radical offshoot of the American Rifle Foundation. When Yellowstone Magistrate Judge Annie Peacock realizes Will has been lured into Glacier's backcountry as part of an ARF plot to silence him, she enlists the help of Johnny Yellow Kidney, Glacier National Park's wolverine biologist. Aided by locals from the Blackfeet reservation, Annie and Johnny's quest to warn Will ends up a race for time—one whose outcome will impact not only Will, but the lives of the two- and the four-leggeds he's sworn to protect as well. April Christofferson introduces us to Montana's wild and wonderful "Crown of the Continent" in Trapped. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


By Larry Tye
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1328960021
  • Total of Pages : 629
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: demagogue.pdf

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The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on exclusive access to his papers and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings In the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator Joseph McCarthy. We still use “McCarthyism” to stand for outrageous charges of guilt by association, a weapon of polarizing slander. From 1950 to 1954, McCarthy destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusation, loyalty oaths, and terror. His chaotic, meteoric rise is a gripping and terrifying object lesson for us all. Yet his equally sudden fall from fame offers hope that, given the rope, most American demagogues eventually hang themselves. Only now, through best-selling author Larry Tye’s look at the senator’s records, can the full story be told.

Soap! the Inside Story of the Sitcom That Broke All the Rules

By A.S. Berman
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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: soap-the-inside-story-of-the-sitcom-that-broke-all-the-rules.pdf

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This is the story of two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell, and the world that their two families made. From its tumultuous beginnings in 1977 to its end by firing squad, onscreen and off, Soap was as passionate and controversial as the times in which it was made. During its four-year run, it tackled the subjects of sex, death, depression, infidelity, family, and the absurdities of the human condition, all with a wit and gentleness never before seen on American screens. Throughout that time, a vocal minority hounded the sitcom and its parent network, ABC, over its perceived irreverence toward the mores of a declining generation, even as the real world was convulsed by terrorism, energy crises and fallout from the Vietnam conflict and Watergate. Though continued pressures from these groups would bring about an early end to the series, its cast and crew would go on to change the face of American entertainment, earning Soap an enduring place in American culture. Go behind the scenes of the making of this classic show, from the producers’ battles with network censors over an earlier series to the creation of enduring story lines, such as the death of Peter Campbell and Corinne and Tim’s devil baby. Based on interviews with nearly thirty members of the cast and crew, including creator Susan Harris, Katherine Helmond (Jessica) and directors Jay Sandrich and J. D. Lobue, and awash with extensive examination of every episode. Discover the answer to the question of what really led to the series’ premature demise.

Famous Americans

By Victor J. Danilov
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810891867
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : History
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: famous-americans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials catalogs the lives and accomplishments of over 400 famous people at 472 museums, historic sites, and related facilities devoted to them in the United States.