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The Glamorous Life 2

By Nikki Turner
  • ISBN Code: : 1250038855
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner comes the long awaited sequel to Glamorous Life Calliope learned at a very early age that if she wanted to survive in this world then she needed to stand on her own. When she and her younger brother are abandoned by their mother, Calliope steps up to the plate and takes care of them both, but really all she really wants is to feel safe and to have a place that she and her brother can call their own. But life takes her down paths she never dreamed and danger always seems to be a hairs breadth away. At her darkest hour, she meets Lynx and her life will never be the same. Lynx has been released from prison and it should be a fresh start for him and Bambi. But Lynx has discovered an insatiable appetite, for gambling, that threatens to bring both of them to ruin. When he meets Calliope, everything takes a dramatic new twist that will leave everyone reeling.

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The Show Girl

By Nicola Harrison
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250200164
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 283
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Nicola Harrison's The Show Girl gives a glimpse of the glamorous world of the Ziegfeld Follies, through the eyes of a young midwestern woman who comes to New York City to find her destiny as a Ziegfeld Follies star. "Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's City of Girls will drink this up." --Booklist It's 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Extremely talented as a singer and dancer, it takes every bit of perseverance to finally make it on stage. And once she does, all the glamour and excitement is everything she imagined and more—even worth all the sacrifices she has had to make along the way. Then she meets Archie Carmichael. Handsome, wealthy—the only man she's ever met who seems to accept her modern ways—her independent nature and passion for success. But once she accepts his proposal of marriage he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves.

The Perfect Ruin

By Shanora Williams
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  • Publisher : Dafina
  • Book Code : 1496731131
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: the-perfect-ruin.pdf

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A thrilling new novel of lies, deception, and revenge from the bestselling author, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Joshilyn Jackson! The glamour of Miami has a dark side in this twisting story where nothing is what it seems, as one wronged woman seeks to destroy the seemingly perfect life of one of the city’s most revered socialites. “A shocking, sensual thriller with sharp twists.” —Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author of The Wives "Twisty and impossible to put down! 10/10 recommend." —Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author “I was hooked from the very first twist.” —Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author of Every Last Secret Book Riot Best Summer 2021 Thrillers BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Summer 2021 Thrillers, Mysteries, And Suspense Novels Publishers Marketplace BUZZ BOOKS Selection BookBub Best Thrillers and Mysteries Coming Out This Summer A brutal tragedy ended Ivy Hill’s happy family and childhood. Now in her twenties and severely troubled, she barely has a life—or much to live for. Until the day she discovers the name of the woman who destroyed her world: Lola Maxwell—the mega-wealthy socialite with a heart, Miami’s beloved “first lady” of charity. Accomplished, gorgeous, and oh-so-caring, Lola has the best of everything—and doesn’t deserve any of it. So it’s only right that Ivy take it all away . . . Little by little, Ivy infiltrates Lola’s elite circle, becomes her new best friend—and plays Lola’s envious acquaintances and hangers-on against her. But seducing Lola’s handsome, devoted surgeon husband turns into a passionate dream Ivy suddenly can’t control. And soon, an insidious someone will twist Ivy’s revenge into a nightmare of deception, secrets, and betrayal that Ivy may not wake up from . . . “An ideal summer read.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW “This fast-paced and incredibly entertaining book is perfect for devouring by the poolside.” —Off the Shelf

Until I Die

By Amy Plum
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062114638
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 727
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I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever. It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe. But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more. Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger? I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart.

Glamour Girls

By Marty Wingate
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  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Book Code : 164385528X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 368
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USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate's historical debut is "like reading a personal diary of the brave women who were unsung heroes of WWII," (Rhys Bowen, Royal Spyness mysteries) and will delight readers of Kelly Rimmer's The Things We Cannot Say and Noelle Salazar's The Flight Girls. During World War II, farmer's daughter Rosalie Wright becomes a pilot assisting the RAF. But will a romantic rivalry send her aerial dreams plummeting to earth? Ever since she was 10 years old, Rosalie Wright's eyes have been on the skies. But at the age of 18, on the verge of earning her pilot's license, the English farmer's daughter watches her dreams of becoming an aviatrix fly away without her. Britain's entry into World War II brings civilian aviation to a standstill. Then, Rosalie's father dies, leaving her, her mother, and her brothers to run the farm. Everything changes when she learns that the Air Transport Authority is recruiting women pilots to ferry warplanes across Britain to RAF bases. Despite her mother's objections, Rosalie cannot resist the call of her country--and the lure of the skies. During her training on Gipsy Moth aircraft, Rosalie forms a fast friendship with fellow flyer Caroline Andrews. Her trusty Ferry Pilots Notebook by her side, Rosalie delivers to five airfields in a day--while fighting an endless battle against skeptical male pilots and ground crews. She would much rather spend her time on the wing than on the arm of any man...until she meets gruff pilot Snug Durrant and RAF squadron leader Alan Chersey. Snug is a cynical, wisecracking playboy, and Alan is every WAAF's heartthrob...and Rosalie catches both their eyes. As the war drags on, and casualties mount, will love and tragedy send Rosalie's exhilarating airborne life crashing to the ground?

Grace for Living

By Adedayo Ekundayo
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465342494
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 271
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Saved by Grace, I am grateful for the ability to write this book. My prayer is that every one that will read the book will know the Saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am all that Iam by the sustaining and Transforming grace of God. I am grateful to be a partaker of grace.

Yerba Buena

By Nina LaCour
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250810507
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 833
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FROM BESTSELLING AND PRINTZ-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NINA LACOUR, PERFECT FOR READERS OF WRITERS AND LOVERS “A study of complex, modern love...Expertly illuminates the trauma that Sara and Emilie are both wrestling with, as well as their hope and healing...Lingers like a perfectly mixed cocktail.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A Carol for our times.” —Harper’s Bazaar Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, leaving behind the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her. Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern, yearning for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena. The morning Emilie and Sara first meet at Yerba Buena, their connection is immediate. But soon Sara's old life catches up to her, upending everything she thought she wanted, just as Emilie has finally gained her own sense of purpose. Will their love be more powerful than their pasts? At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a testament to the healing qualities of a shared meal, a perfectly crafted drink, a space we claim for ourselves. Nina LaCour’s adult debut novel is a love story for our time. "Trailblazing...One of my personal favorite authors." —Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop

Weird Al

By Lily E. Hirsch
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538163519
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 223
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This Expanded Edition features even more insights on “Weird Al” Yankovic, including his activities during a tumultuous 2020 and 2021, diving deeper into the world of the iconic man who has made a career out of making us laugh. Funny music is often dismissed as light and irrelevant, but Yankovic’s fourteen successful studio albums prove there is more going on than comedic music's reputation suggests. Lily Hirsch weaves together original interviews with the prince of parody himself, creating a fresh take on comedy and music’s complicated romance. She reveals that Yankovic’s jests have always had a deeper meaning, addressing such topics as bullying, celebrity, and racial and gender stereotypes. The Expanded Edition celebrates Yankovic’s vast influence on musicians, comedians, and performing artists as well as what the man has meant to fans—in a time of uncertainty, Yankovic has served as a much-needed bright spot for many. From his love of accordions and Hawaiian print shirts to his popular puns and trademark dance moves, Weird Al is undeterred by those who say funny music is nothing but a low-brow pastime. And thank goodness. With his good-guy grace still intact, Yankovic remains unapologetically and unmistakably himself. Reveling in the mischief and wisdom of Yankovic’s over forty-year career, this book is an Al-expense-paid tour of a true comedic and musical genius.

Mercy Street

By Jennifer Haigh
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062414747
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 835
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Ms. Haigh is an expertly nuanced storyteller long overdue for major attention. Her work is gripping, real, and totally immersive, akin to that of writers as different as Richard Price, Richard Ford, and Richard Russo.”—Janet Maslin, New York Times The highly praised, “extraordinary” (New York Times Book Review) novel about the disparate lives that intersect at a women’s clinic in Boston, by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh For almost a decade, Claudia has counseled patients at Mercy Street, a clinic in the heart of the city. The work is consuming, the unending dramas of women in crisis. For its patients, Mercy Street offers more than health care; for many, it is a second chance. But outside the clinic, the reality is different. Anonymous threats are frequent. A small, determined group of anti-abortion demonstrators appears each morning at its door. As the protests intensify, fear creeps into Claudia’s days, a humming anxiety she manages with frequent visits to Timmy, an affable pot dealer in the midst of his own existential crisis. At Timmy’s, she encounters a random assortment of customers, including Anthony, a lost soul who spends most of his life online, chatting with the mysterious Excelsior11—the screenname of Victor Prine, an anti-abortion crusader who has set his sights on Mercy Street and is ready to risk it all for his beliefs. Mercy Street is a novel for right now, a story of the polarized American present. Jennifer Haigh, “an expert natural storyteller with a keen sense of her characters’ humanity” (New York Times), has written a groundbreaking novel, a fearless examination of one of the most divisive issues of our time.

The Glamour System

By S. Gundle,C. Castelli
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230510450
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 501
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In the twentieth century, glamour has often been associated with the cinema and its stars, though fashion, 'high society', popular music, shopping, glossy magazines and advertising have all sought to harness its allure. The authors explore the origins and uses of the aura of glamour and trace its history and power as a language of visual seduction.

The Meaning of Life 2 – More Lives, More Meaning with Gay Byrne

By Gay Byrne
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  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Book Code : 071716490X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 509
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More big questions – and more interesting answers – from Gay Byrne’s hugely popular RTÉ TV show We all look for meaning in our lives and here twenty well-known public figures share what gives their lives meaning, prompting us to ponder the question ourselves and perhaps even find some answers. Following last year’s bestselling The Meaning of Life, Gay Byrne is back with more insightful discussions on the big themes that bind us all: childhood, love, faith, disbelief, morality, religion, grief. Based on his popular and long-running RTÉ TV show, The Meaning of Life 2 explores life’s big questions with an array of fascinating public figures, among them Ronan Keating, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Ian Paisley and Imelda May. With Peter McVerry he ponders whether life is shaped by accidents or by the way people respond to accidents. Mary Robinson reveals the beliefs and values that fuel her formidable moral engine. Eamon Dunphy’s early experiences led him to believe that ‘everyone is magnificent in their own way’, and Edna O’Brien discusses her struggles with the Catholic Church after the infamous banning of The Country Girls. ’There are many pearls of wisdom to be harvested from the human oysters featured here who share with me the beliefs, values, thoughts and experiences that have shaped, or been shaped by, their lives.’ Gay Byrne The Meaning of Life 2: Table of Contents Preface by Gay Byrne Imelda May Peter McVerry Mary Robinson Brian Cody Ian Paisley J. P. Donleavy Emily O’Reilly John Lonergan Ronan Keating Maureen Gaffney Sean O’Sullivan Christina Noble Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh Fionnula Flanagan Colm Tóibín Mary Byrne Colm Wilkinson Celine Byrne Edna O’Brien Eamon Dunphy For each book sold, a donation will be made to The Peter McVerry Trust and The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.

Come Fly the World

By Julia Cooke
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0358251389
  • Total of Pages : 293
  • Category : History
  • Members : 510
  • Pdf File: come-fly-the-world.pdf

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Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years of age at the time of hire.Cooke’s intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from small-town girl Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few Black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life. Cooke brings to light the story of Pan Am stewardesses’ role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of R&R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift—the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon—the book’s special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage.