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China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy)
by Kevin Kwan

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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<b>Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather.<br /> </b> <br />     On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, <i>China Rich Girlfriend </i>brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.
Reel of Fortune (A Miss Fortune Mystery Book 12)
by Jana DeLeon

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

July 29, 2018

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Nothing says Welcome Home like a murder.<br /><br />It’s official. Fortune Redding is out of the CIA and a newly minted resident of Sinful, Louisiana. She never expected her homecoming to be all apple pie and hugs, but a murder wasn’t on her list of things to deal with before she’d even gotten her name stenciled on her mailbox. <br /><br />Boone Carre—Hooch, to the locals—was a drunk and a louse and had shafted pretty much everyone he’d ever done business with. So when someone kills him, there is no shortage of suspects. Unfortunately, Ally is at the top of the list. <br /><br />Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie know that Ally isn’t capable of murdering anyone, but with an ambitious ADA looking to make a name for himself, and the local gossip train intent on finding someone to blame, they know they have to find the killer and clear Ally’s name.<br />
Rich People Problems: A Novel (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy)
by Kevin Kwan

Language

English

Pages

418

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<b><b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b></b><br /><br />Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> <b>(soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) </b>and <i>China Rich Girlfriend</i>, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.</b> <br /><br />When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel
by Gail Honeyman

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick<br /><br />“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, <i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” <b>—Reese Witherspoon</b><br /></b><br /><b>No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. </b><br /><br />Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. <br /><br /> But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.<br /><br />Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, <i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . <br />  <br /><b> The only way to survive is to open your heart. </b>
When Life Gives You Lululemons
by Lauren Weisberger

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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<b>***<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER***</b><BR> <BR><b>Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by</b><BR> <b><i>Entertainment Weekly</i> * <i>Cosmopolitan </i>* <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> * <i>Redbook</i> * <i>Southern Living</i> * <i>Good Housekeeping </i>* <i>PureWow</i> * <i>PopSugar</i> * <i>Bustle</i> * <i>Entertainment Tonight</i> * <i>Star</i> <i>Magazine</i> *<i> St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i> * <i>Columbus Dispatch</i> * <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> *<i> BookTrib</i> *</b><BR> <BR><b>HE SET HER UP. THEY’LL BRING HIM DOWN.</b><BR><BR>Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and <i>everyone </i>has something to say about the infamous new neighbor.<BR> <BR> Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does <i>not </i>do the suburbs. After leaving Miranda Priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now.<BR> <BR> When Karolina Hartwell, a gorgeous former supermodel, is arrested for a DUI, her fall from grace is merciless. Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce.<BR> <BR> In Karolina, Emily finds her comeback opportunity. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach.<BR> <BR> So it is that Emily, the scorned Karolina, and their mutual friend Miriam, a powerful attorney turned stay-at-home suburban mom, band together to not only navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich but win back the hearts of the American public. Along the way, an indispensable ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly.<BR> <BR> With her signature wit, Lauren Weisberger offers an alluring look into a sexy, over-the-top world—and proves it’s style and substance <i>together </i>that gets the job done.
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel
by Andrew Sean Greer

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

July 18, 2017

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<b><b>A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (<em>The </em><i>New York Times Book Review).</i></b></b><b><b><i></i></b></b></br></br><strong >WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<br /></strong><strong >National Bestseller<br /></strong><strong >A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book of 2017<br /></strong><b >A <i>Washington Post </i>Top Ten Book of 2017<br /></b><b >A <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Top Ten Book of 2017<br /></b><b ><b><b><b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book Award</b></b></b></b></br></br><b><i></i></b><i></i></br></br>Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.</br></br><b >QUESTION</b>: How do you arrange to skip town?</br></br><b>ANSWER</b>: You accept them all.</br></br><i >What would possibly go wrong? </i>Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.</br></br>Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, <i>Less</i> is, above all, a love story.</br></br>A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author <i>The New York Times</i> has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," <i>Less </i>shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.<i></i></br></br><b >"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, <em>The </em></b><i ><b>Washington Post</b></i></br></br><b >"Andrew Sean Greer's<i> Less</i> is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."-<i>-</i>Christopher Buckley<i>, The New York Times Book Review</i></b></br></br>
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
by , Annie Barrows

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

July 29, 2008

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<b> <b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.</b><br /><br /> <b>“Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i></b><br /></b><br /> <i>“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” </i>January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . .<br /><br /> As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.<br /><br /> Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.<br /><br /> Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society</b></i><br /><br />“A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, <i>Guernsey</i> is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”<b>—<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i><br /></b><br /> “A sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb.”<b>—<i>The Sunday Times</i> (London)</b><br /><br /> “Cooked perfectly à point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish.”<b>—<i>The Times</i> (London)</b>
Calypso
by David Sedaris

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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<b>David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.<br /><br /></b>If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with <i>Calypso.</i> You'd be wrong. <br /><br />When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.<br /><br />With <i>Calypso,</i> Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.<br /><br />This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. <i>Calypso</i> is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.<br />
Dr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers Book 5)
by Penny Reid

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

July 30, 2018

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<div> <b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b></div><div><b>Wall Street Journal Bestseller</b></div><div><b><b>USA Today Bestseller</b></b></div><div><b><b></b></b></div><div></div><div><br /><i>Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak!</i></div><br />Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He'd also like to forget her entirely, but that's never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything--every look, every word, every single unrequited second--and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.<br /><br />Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .<br /><br />Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She'd also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that's a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She's more than happy to forget he exists.<br /><br />But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .<br /><i><br />Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series. </i>
Happy Doomsday: A Novel
by David Sosnowski

Language

English

Pages

407

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><b>The end of the world is the weirdest time to come of age.</b></p><p>Welcome to the end of the world. One minute, people are going about their lives, and the next—<i>not</i>. In the wake of the inexplicable purge, only a handful of young misfits remains.</p><p>When it all went down, “Wizard of Odd” Dev Brinkman was seeking shelter from the taunts of his classmates. Goth girl Lucy Abernathy had lost her best friend and had no clue where to turn. And Twinkie-loving quarterback “Marcus” Haddad was learning why you never discuss politics and religion in polite company—or online.</p><p>As if life when you’re sixteen isn’t confusing enough, throw in the challenges of postapocalyptic subsistence, a case of survivor’s guilt turned up to seven billion, and the small task of rebuilding humankind…</p><p>No one said doomsday would be a breeze. But for Dev, Lucy, and Marcus, the greatest hope—and greatest threat—will come when they find each other.</p>

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