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Big Little Lies

By Liane Moriarty
  • ISBN Code: : 0698138635
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : big-little-lies.pdf

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DON’T MISS SEASON 2 OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY AWARD-WINNING HBO® SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, LAURA DERN, ZOË KRAVITZ, AND MERYL STREEP From the author of Nine Perfect Strangers, Apples Never Fall, and The Husband’s Secret comes the #1 New York Times bestselling novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the little lies that can turn lethal.

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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. A fateful accident, an intended murder, or parents simply caught red-handed in mischief? Someone is dead, and no one's pointing any fingers. Madeline is a true force of nature. She is compassionate and is a true friend beloved by the community. Madeline is troubled that her daughter seems to prefer her ex-husband and his yogi wife to her. Celeste is a beautiful woman who captivates others with her grace. Unbeknownst to outsiders, her seemingly perfect life with her husband and twin sons is only an illusion she is willing only so far to keep. Jane is a young woman untimely thrust into motherhood. She and her son has just moved into town, yet they are met with hostility when her son is accused of something he did not do. The novel follows the lives of these three women as they make their way around schoolyard gossip and tell their big little lies to be able to face the day. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

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Madeline is funny, passionate and biting. She doesn’t forgive and doesn’t forget. Her ex-husband along with his new wife just moved into her favorite beachside society. Their offspring attends the same nursery with Madeline’s young. And above it all, Madeline’s older daughter, who is a teenager, looks like she prefers the ex-husband to Madeline. Celeste is an attractive female that makes the world stand still and gaze. Still, she seems a bit confused from time to time. And she has every right to be… having those noisy twins. After the tweens started school, Celeste along with her husband want to become the queen and king of the school parent association. However, credit frequently doesn’t come free of charge. Celeste has to deal with how much extra she is keen to pay. Fresh in the town, sole mom Jane is so youthful that someone believes she is a nanny. Jane is wretched. Celeste and Madeline will soon take her under their wings, without realizing how her arrival will affect each of them. Brilliant Humorous Lessons rearmed. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #181818; -webkit-text-stroke: #181818; background-color: #ffffff} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #181818; -webkit-text-stroke: #181818} li.li2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #181818; -webkit-text-stroke: #181818} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; background-color: #ffffff} span.s3 {font: 12.0px Symbol} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc}

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary:Overview of the entire bookIntroduction to the Important people in the bookSummary and analysis of all the chapters in the bookKey Takeaways of the bookA Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapters 1-4 Mrs. Patty Ponder, an elderly woman who lives next to the Pirriwee Public School in Pirriwee Beach, Australia, hears a commotion going on at the school’s trivia night. She looks out the window and sees fighting going on among the parents at the event. She hears a woman screaming. Madeline Mackenzie drives her daughter, Chloe, to her kindergarten orientation day at school. When she comes to a stop light, Madeline gets out of her car and goes to the car in front of her to yell at a woman who is using her phone while driving. On the way back to her car, Madeline turns her ankle and falls. Newcomers to the area, Jane Chapman and her son, Ziggy, are in the car behind Madeline. They are also on their way to kindergarten orientation. Jane sees Madeline fall and gets out of her car to help her. Jane gets Ziggy and Chloe to the school, then she and Madeline go to Blue Blues, a beachside café, to meet Madeline’s friend, Celeste. Madeline tells Jane about her ex-husband, Nathan, and his new family. Jane tells Madeline that she is a single mom. She says Ziggy is the result of a one-night stand...

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  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: the-temple-house-vanishing.pdf

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The New York Times Best Thrillers of 2021 "Steamily atmospheric . . . A twisted Gothic tale, emotional in its language and febrile in its atmosphere, and it will appeal to readers who love to hear about obsession, repression . . . and poetic justice.” —The New York Times Book Review Louisa is the new scholarship student at Temple House, a drafty, imposing cliffside boarding school full of girls as chilly as the mansion itself. There is one other outsider, an intense and compelling student provocateur named Victoria, and the two girls form a fierce bond. But their friendship is soon unsettled by a young art teacher, Mr. Lavelle, whose charismatic presence ignites tension and obsession in the cloistered world of the school. Then one day, Louisa and Mr. Lavelle vanish without a trace, never to be found. Now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the disappearance, one journalist—a woman who grew up on the same street as Louisa—delves into the past, determined to uncover the truth. She finds stories of jealousy and revenge, power and class. But might she find Louisa and Mr. Lavelle, too? Told in alternating points of view, The Temple House Vanishing is tense, atmospheric, and page-turning . . . with a shocking, ingenious conclusion. An Irish Bestseller and finalist for the Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year

Her Again

By Michael Schulman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006234286X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 703
  • Pdf File: her-again.pdf

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A portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent In 1975 Meryl Streep, a promising young graduate of the Yale School of Drama, was finding her place in the New York theater scene. Burning with talent and ambition, she was like dozens of aspiring actors of the time—a twenty-something beauty who rode her bike everywhere, kept a diary, napped before performances, and stayed out late “talking about acting with actors in actors’ bars.” Yet Meryl stood apart from her peers. In her first season in New York, she won attention-getting parts in back-to-back Broadway plays, a Tony Award nomination, and two roles in Shakespeare in the Park productions. Even then, people said, “Her. Again.” Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming-of-age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school, through her early days on the stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama during its golden years, to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. New Yorker contributor Michael Schulman brings into focus Meryl’s heady rise to stardom on the New York stage; her passionate, tragically short-lived love affair with fellow actor John Cazale; her marriage to sculptor Don Gummer; and her evolution as a young woman of the 1970s wrestling with changing ideas of feminism, marriage, love, and sacrifice. Featuring eight pages of black-and-white photos, this captivating story of the making of one of the most revered artistic careers of our time reveals a gifted young woman coming into her extraordinary talents at a time of immense transformation, offering a rare glimpse into the life of the actress long before she became an icon.

Pretty Little Liars

By Sara Shepard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061975567
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: pretty-little-liars.pdf

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars and the upcoming HBO spin-off series Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin! Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret. Set in ultra-trendy Rosewood, Pennsylvania, Pretty Little Liars centers around four beautiful girls who are hiding some very ugly secrets, and the one person who knows them all…and is not afraid to spill. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, The Cousins, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, this first book in Sara Shepard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series will introduce new readers to the thrilling and magnetically compelling world of Pretty Little Liars, where everyone’s got something to hide, and no secret stays buried for long.

Don't Tell The Governor

By Ravi Subramanian
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 9353024633
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: don-t-tell-the-governor.pdf

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On 8 November, when the clock strikes 12, your money will be no good. Somewhere on the India-Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, its trunk full of cash. In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TV show in the country. In Panama, Central America, a whistle-blower at a law firm brings down billionaires across the globe. And in India, a new RBI Governor is appointed. Aditya Kesavan is dynamic, charismatic and ambitious. And he's been handed the reins of the RBI on a platter. His only job: to make sure he doesn't rock the boat. But, unknown to him, the wheels have begun to turn, as the country heads towards the biggest financial event in modern Indian history. And Governor Kesavan is about to carry out the most brazen act of his life - and, perhaps, his most foolish. Will he be able to pull himself out of the mess he has got into or will he have to surrender to the manipulative forces behind the scenes? Running desperately out of time, the Governor must set things right.

Dusta-Dusta Kecil (Big Little Lies) *Ket: Cetak Ulang Cover Film

By Liane Moriaty
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Book Code : 6020339963
  • Total of Pages : 511
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: dusta-dusta-kecil.pdf

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Pembunuhan? Kecelakaan tragis? Yang pasti seseorang tewas. Tapi, siapa yang melakukan apa? Semuanya bermula pada hari orientasi TK di Pirriwee Public School: ketika Jane—seorang ibu tunggal yang penuh rahasia—mengantar putranya ke sekolah dan bertemu dengan Madeline yang sinis dan penuh seManga, Manhua & Manhwat, serta Celeste yang cantik tapi selalu gelisah. Saat insiden kecil yang melibatkan anak-anak ketiga wanita itu dengan cepat berubah serius, dan bisik-bisik antaribu menjadi gosip-gosip jahat… tak ada lagi yang tahu siapa yang benar dan siapa yang berbohong. Hingga seseorang harus membayar dengan nyawa…

Dusta-Dusta Kecil (Big Little Lies)

By Liane Moriarty
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Book Code : 6020334066
  • Total of Pages : 511
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 153
  • Pdf File: dusta-dusta-kecil.pdf

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Pembunuhan? Kecelakaan tragis? Yang pasti seseorang tewas. Tapi, siapa yang melakukan apa? Semuanya bermula pada hari orientasi TK di Pirriwee Public School: ketika Jane—seorang ibu tunggal yang penuh rahasia—mengantar putranya ke sekolah dan bertemu dengan Madeline yang sinis dan penuh seManga, Manhua & Manhwat, serta Celeste yang cantik tapi selalu gelisah. Saat insiden kecil yang melibatkan anak-anak ketiga wanita itu dengan cepat berubah serius, dan bisik-bisik antaribu menjadi gosip-gosip jahat… tak ada lagi yang tahu siapa yang benar dan siapa yang berbohong. Hingga seseorang harus membayar dengan nyawa…

Mothers

By Cath Weeks
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Piatkus
  • Book Code : 0349410658
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: mothers.pdf

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For fans of Liane Moriarty and the award-winning TV series Big Little Lies, this is an emotional, gripping and suspenseful family drama of secrets, betrayal and intrigue... Would you let your daughter go? Steffie has always been proud of the decisions she's made as a mother - even when she battled with her husband's infidelity and resolved to raise their ten-year-old daughter, Jemima, alone. But when Jemima has the chance to leave home and train as a professional ballerina, Steffie finds herself faced with that most unbearable of parental decisions: should she keep her child safe, or give them the wings to fly? She knows what's right. And so does her husband. But when tragedy strikes, can Steffie ever forgive herself? Especially given the devastating secret she's kept hidden for so many years... Praise for Cath Weeks: 'It'll make you weep' Elle '[The writing] gnaws away at you, forcing you to question your own morals' Evening Standard 'Beautifully written and refreshingly unique' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Big Boys, Little Lies

By John Patrick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : STARbooks Press
  • Book Code : 1934187275
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: big-boys-little-lies.pdf

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A hot collection of erotic tales about big boys with something to hide. Everyone keeps secrets, but the big boys in this collection keep their innermost demons hidden until they're so out of control with erotic pleasure that they just can't keep them secret from their playmates any more. Features stories from erotica writers including L. Amore, Jack Nichols, Leo Cardini, Kyle Stone, Michael Taylor, Tom Smith and John Patrick.

Gendered Domestic Violence and Abuse in Popular Culture

By Shulamit Ramon,Michele Lloyd,Bridget Penhale
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 183867781X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 433
  • Pdf File: gendered-domestic-violence-and-abuse-in-popular-culture.pdf

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As binge-watching and streaming lead to increasing amounts of content and screen time, understanding how domestic violence and abuse is portrayed in popular culture and its impact on DVA in our society is more important than ever. This collection demonstrates how networked communication is influencing activism, both online and in the real-world.

The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love

By Ann Brooks
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000432734
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 300
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-romantic-love.pdf

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The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary reference work essential for students and researchers interested in the field of love, romance and popular romance fiction. This first-of-its-kind volume illustrates the broad and interdisciplinary nature of love studies. International contributors, including leaders in their field, reflect a range of perspectives from cultural studies, history, literature, popular romance studies, American studies, sociology and gender studies. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Companion is divided into 12 parts: Love, romance and historical and social change Love and feminist discourses Love and popular romance fiction Love, gender and sexuality Romancing Australia South and Southeast Asian romance communities Nation, place and identity in US popular romance novels Romantic love and national identity in Chinese and Taiwanese discourses of love Muslim and Middle Eastern romances Discourses of romance fiction and technologies of power Writing love and romance Legal and theological fiction and sexual politics This is an important and unique collection aimed at researchers and students across cultural studies, women and gender studies, literature studies and sociology.

Text Me When You Get Home

By Kayleen Schaefer
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101986131
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 643
  • Pdf File: text-me-when-you-get-home.pdf

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“Text Me has the thrills and laughs of a romantic comedy, but with an inverted message: ‘There just isn't only one love story in our lives,’ Schaefer writes. If you’re lucky, friends will be the protagonists in these multiple love stories. It’s high time that we start seeing it that way.”—NPR.org A personal and sociological examination—and ultimately a celebration—of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society For too long, women have been told that we are terrible at being friends, that we can’t help being cruel or competitive, or that we inevitably abandon each other for romantic partners. But we are rejecting those stereotypes and reclaiming the power of female friendship. In Text Me When You Get Home, journalist Kayleen Schaefer interviews more than one hundred women about their BFFs, soulmates, girl gangs, and queens while tracing this cultural shift through the lens of pop culture. Our love for each other is reflected in Abbi and Ilana, Issa and Molly, #squadgoals, the acclaim of Girls Trip and Big Little Lies, and Galentine’s Day. Schaefer also includes her own history of grappling with a world that told her to rely on men before she realized that her true source of support came from a strong tribe of women. Her personal narrative and celebration of her own relationships weaves throughout the evolution of female friendship on-screen, a serious look at how women have come to value one another and our relationships. Text Me When You Get Home is a validation that has never existed before. A thoughtful, heart-soaring, deeply reported look at how women are taking a stand for their friendships and not letting go.

Little Lies

By H Hunting,Helena Hunting
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Helena Hunting
  • Book Code : 1989185134
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: little-lies.pdf

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I don’t want you. You mean nothing to me. I never loved you. I turned my words into swords. And I cut her down. Shoved the blade in and watched her fall. I said I’d never hurt her and I did. Years later I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted when all I wanted was to indulge in my obsession. Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of. I used to be the one who saved her. Over and over again. But I don’t want to save her anymore. I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth. *Little Lies is a 105k standalone new adult romance.

Home Is Where the Hurt Is

By Sara Hosey
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476637369
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: home-is-where-the-hurt-is.pdf

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Despite years of propaganda attempting to convince us otherwise, popular media is beginning to catch on to the idea that the home is one of the most dangerous and difficult places for a woman to be. This book examines emergent trends in popular media, which increasingly takes on the realities of domestic violence, toxic home lives and the impossibility of "having it all." While many narratives still fall back on outmoded and limiting narratives about gender--the pursuit of romance, children, and a life dedicated to the domestic--this book makes the case that some texts introduce complexity and a challenge to the status quo, pointing us toward a feminist future in which women's voices and concerns are amplified and respected.