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Digging In: A Novel
by Loretta Nyhan

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

April 01, 2018

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<p><b>In Loretta Nyhan’s warm and witty Amazon Charts bestselling novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start over—right in her own backyard.</b></p><p>Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade—and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she’s hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.</p><p>As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. The neighbors in her tidy gated community are more than a little alarmed. Paige knows nothing about gardening, and she’s boldly flouting neighborhood-association bylaws. But with the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power of the soil, Paige starts to see potential in the chaos of her life. Something big is beginning to take root—both in her garden and in herself.</p>
Noir: A Novel
by Christopher Moore

Language

English

Pages

357

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<p>The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more.</p><p><em>San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .</em></p><p>It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.</p><p>Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay. </p><p>When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl. </p><p>Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. It’s all very, very <em>Noir</em>. It’s all very, very Christopher Moore.</p>
Too Much Information (Awkward Love Book 3)
by Missy Johnson

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

April 16, 2018

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We've all been there.<br /><br />One minute, you're sprawled out on your bed, minding our own business and the next you're lying in the back seat of your best friend's car as she races you to the ER. <br /><br />And not the closest one either. <br /><br />No. You're headed to the one fifty miles farther out, because the one five minutes away is where you start your residency next week.<br /><br />So there you are, lying in cubicle nine, hoping like hell that the doctor about to examine you isn't young, sexy or male. <br /><br />Of course he's all three.<br /><br />Telling him about the clitmaster7000 I have lodged inside me is by far the single most embarrassing moment of my life. <br /><br />Discovering he's my brother's new roommate is even worse.<br /><br />**Awkward Love is a series of sexy, fun novels that can be read in ANY order. Each book is COMPLETELY seperate from the next, so you can read one, or you can read them all**
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel
by Sean Penn

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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“<b>It seems wrong to say that so dystopian a novel is great fun to read, but it’s true. I suspect that Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S. Thompson would love this book.</b>”<b> —Salman Rushdie</b><BR> <BR>From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, darkly funny novel about Bob Honey—a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin.<BR><BR>Bob Honey has a hard time connecting with other people, especially since his divorce. He’s tired of being marketed to every moment, sick of a world where even an orgasm isn’t real until it is turned into a tweet. A paragon of old-fashioned American entrepreneurship, Bob sells septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses and arranges pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators. He’s also a contract killer for an off-the-books program run by a branch of US intelligence that targets the elderly, the infirm, and others who drain this consumption-driven society of its resources.<BR> <BR>When a nosy journalist starts asking questions, Bob can’t decide if it’s a chance to form some sort of new friendship or the beginning of the end for him. With treason on everyone’s lips, terrorism in everyone’s sights, and American political life sinking to ever-lower standards, Bob decides it’s time to make a change—if he doesn’t get killed by his mysterious controllers or exposed in the rapacious media first.<BR> <BR>A thunderbolt of provocative words and startling images, <i>Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff </i>marks the fiction debut of one of America’s most acclaimed artists.
Lawn Boy
by Jonathan Evison

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><b>“Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. In <i>Lawn Boy</i>, at once a vibrant coming-of-age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget.”<br /> <br />—Kristin Hannah, author of <i>The Nightingale</i></b></p><br /><p>For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew—he knows that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? </p><br /><p>In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That’s the birthright for all Americans, isn’t it? If so, then what is Mike Muñoz’s problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can’t seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it’s looking really good. </p><br /><p><i>Lawn Boy</i> is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself. </p>
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel
by Andrew Sean Greer

Language

English

Pages

272

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" (<i>New York Times Book Review).</i></b></b><b><b><i></i><br /><br />WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<br />National Bestseller</b><i><br /></i>A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book of 2017<b><br />A <i>Washington Post </i>Top Ten Book of 2017<br />A <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Top Ten Book of 2017<br /></b></b><b><b><b><b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award<br /> </b></b></b><i><br /></i>"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, </b><i><b>Washington Post<br /><br /></b></i><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>, New York Times Book Review</i></b><i><br /><br />Who says you can't run away from your problems?</i> 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><br /><br /></i>
How To Survive Your Sisters
by Ellie Campbell

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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From the #1 Bestselling Author comes a wonderfully warm and witty novel about family secrets and sibling rivalry <br /><br />'Makes sibling rivalry funny' Cosmopolitan <br />'A cracking book with the entangled plot developing at great speed, one of the best in this area' BOOKSELLER <br /><br />The four MacLeod sisters are no strangers to sisterly rivalry and with one of them about to be married, there are bound to be fireworks. Perfectionist Natalie wants the 'wedding of the year'. Harassed mother, Milly, just wishes her bridesmaid's dress wasn't the size of a tent. Career-obsessed Avril secretly moons over a married man and world traveler, Hazel, the youngest, yearns to be taken seriously. Forced together for the first time in years, and with an unexpected guest stirring up old resentments, squabbles are inevitable. But when tragedy strikes things really fly apart - as some shocking skeletons emerge rattling from the crowded MacLeod closet...<br /><br />'A rollicking read' Carol Smith, author of Twilight Hour <br />'Ellie Campbell's infectious sense of fun is immensely cheering. Her stories are a gorgeous blend of memorable characters, plot-twisting treats and heart-warming nostalgia. I hope the Ellie Campbell phenomenon is here to stay' Fiona Walker <br /><br />Praise for Ellie Campbell<br /><br />TO CATCH A CREEPER<br />'Definitely kept you on the edge of your seat and turning page after page till the end. I couldn't stop reading this one!' Night Owl Reviews<br />'Insanely good read for fans of humor and mystery cozies' Rabid Readers Reviews<br /><br />LOOKING FOR LA LA<br />'Thrilling, Gripping and Unique - one of my favorite books this year by far' 23reviewstreet<br />'Quirky British Chick-Lit at its best. Total Mayhem from beginning to end, and totally fun!' - Wall to Wall Books<br />'Devoured this through broken glass!' - Kim H. "Kim" (Seattle, WA)<br /><br />WHEN GOOD FRIENDS GO BAD<br />'Quirky and intriguing and kept me interested throughout... all the key ingredients for a gripping read' The Bookbag<br />'Nominated as a top ten beach read' - Red Magazine<br />'An engaging story about the bonds of friendship stretching over 12 years, by the sister duo who gave us How to Survive Your Sisters' - BOOKSELLER<br />'When Good Friends Go Bad really was a fabulous novel and I wholly recommend you read it' Chicklit Reviews and News<br /><br />MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION<br />'This has got to be the sweetest book I've read yet by Ellie Campbell' - Booknatics<br />'I would definitely recommend this to anybody looking for a heart-warming tale' - IAlwaysBelievedInFutures <br />
Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City Book 7)
by Penny Reid

Language

English

Pages

506

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<span><b>Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller</b> <br /><br /></span>There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson. . . and yes, she is *that* Kathleen Tyson): 1) She's determined to make good decisions, 2) She must get married ASAP, and 3) She knows how to knit.<br /><br />Being a billionaire heiress isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family's legacy. But now, Kat's silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy.<br /><br />Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O'Malley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity--and heart--all in one piece.<br /><br />Except, what happens when Dan O'Malley isn't as indifferent--or as trustworthy--as she thought?
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the best-loved stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse: A Novel
by Alexander McCall Smith

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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Customer Reviews
From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II.<br /><br /> Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, a canine mascot on the base who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, and Val becomes Mike’s fiancée. But then a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all, and Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes with great risk but carries with it the richest of rewards.<br />  <br /> Infused with Alexander McCall Smith’s renowned charm and warmth, <i>The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse</i> is an uplifting story of love and the power of friendship to bring sworn enemies together.

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