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When Life Gives You Lululemons
by Lauren Weisberger

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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>
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>
Calypso
by David Sedaris

Language

English

Pages

272

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

Language

English

Pages

498

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.
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.
The Undomestic Goddess: A Novel
by Sophie Kinsella

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

July 19, 2005

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Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. <br /><br /> Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. <br /><br /> But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?
The Wedding Date: The laugh out loud romantic comedy of the year!
by Zara Stoneley

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 20, 2018

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<h2>‘All the fun, love and laughter of a real wedding – but without having to buy a new dress!' Debbie Johnson</h2><h2>'The best date I have ever been on…my most favourite book of 2018' <em>Kaisha, The Writing Garnet</em></h2><p><em><strong>One ex.</strong></em><br /><em><strong>One wedding.</strong></em><br /><em><strong>One little white lie. </strong></em></p><p>When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, she couldn’t be happier. There are just three problems…</p><p>1) Sam’s ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man.<br />2) His new girlfriend is pregnant.<br />3) Sam might have told people she has a new man when she doesn’t (see points 1 and 2 above)</p><p>So, Sam does the only sensible thing available to her… and hires a professional to do the job.</p><p>Actor Jake Porter is perfect for the role: single, gorgeous and cheap! Sam is certain it’s the perfect solution: no strings, no heartbreak and hopefully no chance of being found out.</p><p>But spending a week in the Scottish Highlands with Jake is harder than she imagined. He is the perfect boyfriend, charming, sexy and the hottest thing in a kilt since Outlander! And his dog Harry is quite possibly the cutest things Sam has ever seen!</p><p>As the wedding draws closer, Jake plays his part to perfection and everyone believes he is madly in love with Sam. The problem is, Sam’s not sure if Jake is acting anymore…</p><p><strong>Everyone loves <em>The Wedding Date</em>:</strong></p><p>‘Full of <strong>laugh out loud</strong> moments’ <em>Sunday Times</em> bestseller Heidi Swain</p><p>‘This book <strong>made me smile from beginning to end</strong>, every girl needs a Jake rooting for them’ <em>Jules Wake</em></p><p>‘Lovely, <strong>warm and witty</strong>’ <em>Tilly Tennant</em></p><p>‘Makes you laugh out loud, feel joyfully tearful and <strong>believe in happy ever afters</strong>…I loved it’ <em>Cressida McLaughlin </em></p><p>‘A <strong>terrific</strong> summer romp’ <em>Bella Osborne</em></p><p>'The PERFECT super-funny read of the summer' <em>Mandy Baggot</em></p><p>‘Beautifully charming, <strong>deliciously sweet but with an unexpected bite</strong>! I loved it!’ Jo Robertson,<em> My Chestnut Reading Tree</em></p><p>‘As frothy as a wedding gown and <strong>as full of fizz as the very best bubbly</strong>’ <em>Emma Reid, Screenwipe</em></p><p>‘Has <strong>everything I look for in a romantic comedy</strong> – romance, comedy, gorgeous man…pure, enjoyable escapism’ <em>Rachel Random Reads</em></p>
Beartown: A Novel
by Fredrik Backman

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: <i>LibraryReads </i></b><b>•</b><b><i> BookBrowse </i></b><b>• </b><b><i>Goodreads </i></b><BR> <BR><b>“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —<i>People</i></b><BR> <BR><b>The bestselling author of<i> A Man Called Ove</i> returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.</b><BR><BR>People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.<BR> <BR>Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.<BR> <BR><i>Beartown</i> explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.
Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel
by Maddie Dawson

Language

English

Pages

378

Publication Date

June 01, 2018

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i> and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>“A delightful, light-as-air romance that successfully straddles the line between sweet and smart without ever being silly…The novel is simply captivating from beginning to end.” —Associated Press</b></p><p>Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.</p><p>When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.</p><p>And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.</p>

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