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Goodnight Nobody

By Jennifer Weiner
  • ISBN Code: : 1416516018
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : goodnight-nobody.pdf

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's newest novel tells the story of a young mother's move to a postcard-perfect Connecticut town and the secrets she uncovers there. For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety. When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tank. Even though Kate's husband and the police chief warn her that crime-fighting's a job best left to professionals, she can't let it go. So Kate launches an unofficial investigation -- from 8:45 to 11:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school -- with the help of her hilarious best friend, carpet heiress Janie Segal, and Evan McKenna, a former flame she thought she'd left behind in New York City. As the search for the killer progresses, Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's double life. She discovers the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's placid picket-fence facade -- and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own. Engrossing, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Goodnight Nobody is another unputdownable, timely tale; an insightful mystery with a great heart and a narrator you'll never forget.

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  • Pdf File: liza-jane-the-dragon.pdf

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"This enjoyable book delivers a lesson, and its playful drawings invite the young reader into a wonderful place somewhere between fantasy and reality." --New York Times Book Review "A girl frustrated with her parents' rules fires them and hires a dragon to take their place." --Publishers Weekly, Included in Fall 2018 Announcements "While mystery writer Laura Lippmann's debut picture book, Liza Jane and the Dragon (Akashic, Oct.), illustrated by Kate Samworth, actually is being marketed towards children, it's also an allegory for the 2016 election. Liza Jane is a little girl who fires her parents and hires as her new parent a fire-belching dragon that drives away her friends and looks suspiciously like Trump." --Publishers Weekly, Included in Roundup of Political Books related to Donald Trump "Laura Lippman, who is best known for her gritty thrillers for adult readers, has written her debut picture book, Liza Jane and the Dragon, illustrated by Kate Samworth, definitely for children. Adult readers, however, will likely recognize that this isn't simply a tale about a girl and her dragon; it's also an allegory of the 2016 election: Liza Jane fires her parents and hires a dragon with an orange mane to be her new parent." --Publishers Weekly, Included in feature on Trumpian Political Humor "This appealing debut picture book is enriched by the strategic use of color in Samworth's dreamy illustrations, and kids will roar at the dragon's outrageous antics. This delightfully quirky read deserves a place in most collections." --School Library Journal "Written with an impressive originality by Laura Lippman and illustrated with the exceptionally artwork of Kate Samworth, Liza Jane & the Dragon is unreservedly recommended." --Midwest Book Review Included in the Bay Area Reporter's Fall 2018 Reading Guide "Bestselling crime fiction author Lippman's picture book debut tells the story of what happens when Liza Jane fires her mom and dad and hires the first applicant who comes to the door to be her new parent. The only problem is that the dragon has only one response to all problems: opening his mouth and belching fire. No one wants to play with Liza Jane. And all that fire is bad for the furniture." --Publishers Weekly, Included in The Big Indie Books of Fall 2018 "Silly, funny and a joy to read. The illustrations are great, too. Get a copy for your little one, they'll read it more than once!" --Journey of a Bookseller Liza Jane believed she could find better parents. So she fired her mom and dad and hired the first applicant who came to the door--what could possibly go wrong? And at first everything was fun. The dragon did whatever Liza Jane wanted him to do. But it turned out the dragon had only one response to all problems--opening his mouth and belching fire. Suddenly, people were scared of Liza Jane. The pizza delivery man didn't want to come to her house. No one wanted to play with her. And all that fire was very bad for the furniture. Could Liza Jane have been wrong about what kind of qualities she wanted in a parent?

Not Opposites

By Linda Ragsdale
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1684440998
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: not-opposites.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Not Opposites combines beautiful illustrations and powerful text to create a story that encourages young readers to appreciate the qualities they possess that make them unique. With a focus on diversity, this addition to the Peace Dragon series promotes the importance of love and peace to readers. It also includes creative activities that help children understand the key concepts in the book.

Goodnight, Irene

By Jan Burke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743483340
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 435
  • Pdf File: goodnight-irene.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. What secret did she take to her grave? Southern California reporter Irene Kelly has uncovered a maze of forensic records and confidential files that suggest a motive far more sinister than anyone imagined. The discovery has brought her close to Detective Frank Harriman, and closer still to exposing a killer who will resort to anything to keep his secrets buried -- and Irene silenced forever.

The Llamacorn is Kind

By Kate Coombs
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  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Book Code : 1423654226
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 339
  • Pdf File: the-llamacorn-is-kind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fanciful cross between a llama and a unicorn, Llamacorns are cuddly, magical friends who are spreading kindness across the land. Llamacorn land is filled with special creatures. Meet the well-known and beautiful Unicorn, the clumsy Buffalocorn, a big, blue Walruscorn, the fearsome Tigercorn, and more in this playful introduction to the land of the Llamacorn . . . “But watch for the one who will be your friend, who will share his cookies, and play pretend, the nicest creature you’ll ever find—” . . . who could it be but our new friend the Llamacorn! Coombs’ poetry paired with adorable illustrations, endearing characters, and a gentle message of kindness will make The Llamacorn Is Kind an instant favorite. Kate Coombs is an award-winning author of original fairy tales, poems, middle-grade fantasy novels, and picture books, including the critically acclaimed Water Sings Blue, which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2012, and seven books in the bestselling BabyLit series. She lives in Bountiful, Utah. Elisa Pallmer studied design at Escuela de Diseno del INBA and English Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is the illustrator of My Brother Otto.

Goodnight, Boy

By Nikki Sheehan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1786072114
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: goodnight-boy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy. The kennel has been JC’s home ever since his new adoptive father locked him inside. For hours on end, JC sits and tells his dog Boy how he came to this country: his family, the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away. When his adoptive mother Melanie rescues him, life starts to feel normal again. Until JC does something bad, something that upset his new father so much that he and Boy are banished to the kennel. But as his new father gets sicker, JC realizes they have to find a way out. And so begins a stunning story of a boy, a dog and their journey to freedom.

Luna Park

By Donald Margulies
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Book Code : 1559367512
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: luna-park.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.

Appendix Project

By Kate Zambreno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 1635900794
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: appendix-project.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On the ongoing project of writing about grief; Zambreno's addendum to Book of Mutter. “I came up with the idea of writing these notes, or talks, out of a primary desire to not read from Book of Mutter, and instead to keep gesturing to its incompleteness and ongoingness, which connects, for me, to the fragmentary project of literature, and what I long for in writing." —from Appendix Project Inspired by the lectures of Roland Barthes, Anne Carson, and Jorge Luis Borges, Kate Zambreno's Appendix Project collects eleven talks and essays written in the course of the year following the publication of Book of Mutter, Zambreno's book on her mother that took her over a decade to write. These surprising and moving performances, underscored by the sleeplessness of the first year of her child's life, contain Zambreno's most original and dazzling thinking and writing to date. In Appendix Project Zambreno thinks through the work of On Kawara, Roland Barthes, W.G. Sebald, Bhanu Kapil, Walter Benjamin, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Marguerite Duras, Marlene Dumas, Louise Bourgeois, Doris Salcedo, Jenny Holzer, and more.

The Mystery of Everyday Life

By Andrew W. Metcalfe,Ann Game
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Federation Press
  • Book Code : 9781862874312
  • Total of Pages : 101
  • Category : Meditations
  • Members : 729
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-of-everyday-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This remarkable book takes a fresh look at life as a process, not an end, encouraging readers to look for the meaning of life not in terms of achievement or others' opinions, but in the everyday joys of living. From the Preface ...It is easy to become attached to goals. Goals promise certainty, and the anxiety they induce only makes their achievement seem more meritorious. The trouble is that goals, even worthy ones, remove our sense of proportion and our sensitivity to what is happening around us. It sometimes takes a fall to bring us back into the present. 'Where have I been? What have I been doing all my life?' We awaken to the world as if for the first time. We have written this book out of an increasing sense of the importance of these moments. Once you recognise life as a gift rather than an achievement, you realise that 'meaning in life' is found only in the vitality of the social relations in which we participate.

The Giving Tree

By Shel Silverstein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061965103
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: the-giving-tree.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

Making Waves

By Emil Sher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 0889242836
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: making-waves.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The three radio plays in this collection Mourning Dove, Denial is a River, and Past Imperfect explore the impact of individual moral choices.

Come the Slumberless To the Land of Nod

By Traci Brimhall
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  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Book Code : 1619322196
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: come-the-slumberless-to-the-land-of-nod.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written during the trial for a close friend’s murder, Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod exposes that the whimsical, horrible, and absurd all sit together. In this ambitious fourth collection, Traci Brimhall corresponds with the urges of life and death within herself as she lives through a series of impossibilities: the sentencing of her friend’s murderers, the birth of her child, the death of her mother, divorce, a trip sailing through the Arctic. In lullaby, lyric essay, and always with brutal sincerity, Brimhall examines how beauty and terror live right alongside each other––much like how Nod is both a fictional dreamscape and the place where Cain is exiled for murdering Abel. By plucking at the tensions between life and death, love and hate, truth and obscurity, Brimhall finds what it is that ties opposing themes together; how love and loss are married in grief. Like Eve thrust from Eden, Brimhall is tasked with finding meaning in a world defined by its cruelty. Unrelenting, incisive, and tender, these poems expose beauty in the grotesque and argue that the effort to be good always outweighs the desire to succumb to what is easy.