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Keeping You a Secret
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316025751
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, modern classic love story with a coming out theme -- now with a fresh, redesigned cover! With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least, it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is for fans of Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

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    Keeping You a Secret
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316025751
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters delivers a moving, classic love story with a coming out theme and a modern twist. With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least, it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is for fans of Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

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    Secret Keeping
  • Author : John Howard Prin
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9781577315346
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Millions of people hide often debilitating addictions from their closest friends and family. This volume explores how to break the secret keeping habit and get the help and support needed to overcome addiction, rebuild self-esteem and live honestly.

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    Keeping Her Secret
  • Author : Sarah Nicolas
  • Publisher : Entangled: Crush
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781633756892
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The last person Riya Johnson expected to run into at her new summer camp is Courtney Chastain—her childhood best friend and the girl who broke her heart after a secret, mind-blowing, life-altering kiss. She definitely didn’t expect to be sharing a bunk bed with her for four long weeks. Courtney has what every girl wants—she’s beautiful, rich, and the object of every boy’s desire at Camp Pine Ridge. Too bad none of them make her feel an iota of what Riya’s kiss did all those years ago. But Courtney needs to uphold appearances at all costs—even if it means instigating an all-out prank war with Riya as her main target. Neither girl can stop thinking about the other...but that doesn’t mean they can give up past hurts and take a chance on a future together. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains drinking, sexual situations, and a fairy-tale romance sure to make your heart melt. Each book in the Endless Summer Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Book #1 - Daring the Bad Boy Book #2 - Keeping Her Secret

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    Two Can Keep a Secret
  • Author : Karen M. McManus
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781524714741
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying about a small town with deadly secrets. "When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own..." --Entertainment Weekly Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

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    Luna
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316039895
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female name, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change: Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

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    She Loves You, She Loves You Not...
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780316175531
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship. Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as "Carly's girl." As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about? National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters has written a compelling novel about coming out, finding love, and discovering your place in the world. Alyssa's story will speak to anyone who has known the joy and pain of first love and the struggle to start over again.

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    Define "Normal"
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780316046404
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Now in its fourth hardcover printing, Define "Normal" has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. This is a thoughtful, wry story about two girls--a "punk" and a "priss"--who find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program, and discover that they have some surprising things in common. A brand-new reading-group guide written by the author is included in the back of this paperback edition.

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    Keeping It Secret
  • Author : Melody Summers
  • Publisher : Melody Summers
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • What do you do when the perfect boy for you is the one that no one wants you to have? I've had a crush on Ethan, my big brother's best friend, for years. Unfortunately he's totally off limits. My brother is jealous and doesn't want me anywhere near him, my parents don't want me dating a boy in college, and Ethan's ex-girlfriend is a psycho stalker who's liable to lock me in her trunk and bury me out on the beach somewhere. Not that it matters, because Ethan has never treated me as anything except a favorite kid sister. Or at least that's how it was until we moved back to Bayview. Now Ethan isn't looking at me like I'm a kid or his sister. He looks more like a cat about to pounce on a mouse. We've been spending time alone, and I'm pretty sure we almost kissed. But even if I'm not imagining things, it could never work. If my brother found out he'd tell my parents, who'd end it in a hurry. And Olivia would do anything she could to sabotage us. But Delaney came up with the one solution that just might work. You could keep it a secret. It's the only way that Ethan and I have a chance. But secrets always come out in the end. High school romance, ya romance, teen romance, beach romance, clean and wholesome romance, romance series

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    A Secret Worth Keeping
  • Author : Lakisha Johnson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 0991022807
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  • Genre : African American women
  • Shelby is a career woman turned housewife who enjoys the friendships that have been built with her 5 best friends; Camille, Lynesha, Raylin, Kerri and Chloe. They are all career women with different businesses or careers, husbands and even children but something is missing, something they can't find at home, in a store or even in a book. So, they search for this missing piece in the beds, arms, cars, offices and even in storage rooms of other men who don't mind paying for what Dem Dam Divas can offer. They enjoy the thrill of sneaking, creeping and even vacationing on someone else's dime but what happens when it all becomes too much? From being found guilty with no evidence, secretly wanting someone who doesn't want you, loving only to not be loved back, caught up in a dream that you're about to be awaken from; will it be worth it in the end? Will their secret lives be revealed and will it become too much to handle? Will they regret their actions or stand by them? Will they finally question whether this secret is really worth keeping?

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    Worst-Kept Secret
  • Author : Sienna Cash
  • Publisher : Not the Critic Press LLC
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1945070005
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • No one wants to move back home at twenty-six-especially not Charlie Michaelsen, and *especially* not if it means dealing with her overbearing sister, not to mention confronting six years' worth of unresolved grief over her dad's death. But when reclaiming her childhood bedroom coincides with reconnecting with her long-lost high-school sweetheart, it feels like a sign. Next door, Wade Hunter has moved home, too. Charlie hasn't seen her neighbor since he was an awkward tween, still using the shared treehouse that had defined her own childhood. Now he's back, a nineteen-year-old college student with secrets of his own-and embarrassingly gorgeous to boot. As her ex-boyfriend frustrates her-are they just friends with benefits?-Charlie turns more and more to the kid next door. Along the way their running dates and casual conversations give way to something that feels like anything but "just friends." Simple lust? That's the easy answer. But maybe there's a deeper reason why the only person Charlie can talk to-and be real with-is the teenaged boy next door. WORST-KEPT SECRET is a sexy, poignant tale about love, grief, family, and childhood... and how sometimes going home means growing up.

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    My Life in the Fish Tank
  • Author : Barbara Dee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781534432352
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the acclaimed author of Maybe He Just Likes You and Halfway Normal comes a “compassionate…touching” (Donna Gephart, award-winning author of The Paris Project) and powerful story of learning how to grow, change, and survive. When twelve-year-old Zinnia Manning’s older brother Gabriel is diagnosed with a mental illness, the family’s world is turned upside down. Mom and Dad want Zinny, her sixteen-year-old sister, Scarlett, and her eight-year-old brother, Aiden, to keep Gabriel’s condition “private”—and to Zinny that sounds the same as “secret.” Which means she can’t talk about it with her two best friends, who don’t understand why Zinny keeps pushing them away, turning everything into a joke. It also means she can’t talk about it during Lunch Club, a group run by the school guidance counselor. How did Zinny get stuck in this weird club, anyway? She certainly doesn’t have anything in common with these kids—and even if she did, she’d never betray her family’s secret. The only good thing about school is science class, where cool teacher Ms. Molina has them doing experiments on crayfish. And when Zinny has the chance to attend a dream marine biology camp for the summer, she doesn’t know what to do. How can Zinny move forward when Gabriel—and, really, her whole family—still needs her help?

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    Keeping You
  • Author : Lena Hendrix
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9798467943015
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • I never should have slept with Colin McCoy. When I moved to my sister's small town, I was looking for a fresh start-no more shallow relationships, no snotty fake friends, and definitely no charming, dirty-talking musicians. We had a fun, red-hot night together and we agreed that hooking up was a mistake, a one-time thing. But when my dream bakery location happens to be right next door to his bar, every day I'm forced to see that chiseled jawline and remember the feel of his incredible body on mine. No. I'm starting over. I have rules. No more bad habits, definitely no falling in love. No matter how hard he tries, hooking up with him again would prove I'm the flake everyone expects me to be. But here I am, stuck between wanting to make something of my life and wanting to grab him and make another delicious mistake. Keeping You is book two in the Chikalu Falls series. Each is a steamy, interconnected stand alone. You'll find characters in the town overlap, but each book is a complete story on its own!

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    Secret Keeping for Beginners
  • Author : Maggie Alderson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN : 9781460703014
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Even the closest families have secrets ... it's when they are shared that things begin to change. The lives of three very different sisters collide in this witty new novel from bestselling author Maggie Alderson. Recently divorced Rachel is juggling her new dream job in interior design PR with the demands of two young daughters. She's full of creative ideas but -- even with a colourful childminder or two -- some days she can't make it into the office in time and in matching shoes. Her life is balanced more precariously than she cares to admit. Tessa, a talented muralist, is feeling flat. Her kids are growing up and she's feeling upstaged by her husband's new-found celebrity as the host of a reality TV fireplace restoration show. But everything turns on its head when she gets a surprise from her past. Youngest sister Natasha leads a glamorous jet-setting life -- she's one of Vogue's favourite make-up artists who regularly creates the looks for the biggest shows in Paris and Milan. Single and childless, she's been focused on her career -- but when the lie she's concealed for years threatens to come to light, the truth will make her question everything. Meanwhile their mother, Joy, a hippy vegetarian caterer, is carefully ignoring the letters that keep arriving at her door. Into the mix comes Simon, Rachel's urbane boss, hiding secrets of his own. And everything lurking beneath the surface of this seemingly happy family is about to come out ... 'Stylish and engaging ... an elegant treat' The Lady 'Maggie Alderson is a national treasure. Her writing is pithy, warm, incisive and touching, her characters extremely lovable and relatably flawed.' Lauren Sams, Cosmopolitan 'Classy, entertaining, smart ... Seriously, buy this book, pour yourself a bath and crack open the chocolate. Your Friday night is now sorted. You're welcome.' Set in Motion 'Maggie Alderson has a light touch, a well-sharpened wit and lots of heart' Better Reading 'A lovely combination of glamour, humour and poignancy.' Marian Keyes on Handbags and Gladrags 'Brimming with wit and wisdom' Courier-Mail

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    The Secret
  • Author : Rhonda Byrne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780731815296
  • Reader Reviews : 3596
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The tenth-anniversary edition of the book that changed lives in profound ways, now with a new foreword and afterword. In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

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    The Secrets You Keep
  • Author : Kate White
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781911591986
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • You’ve lost your memory. A woman has been murdered. Your husband is keeping secrets. How do you know who to trust? Months after being involved in a terrible car crash, Bryn Harper is physically healed but her emotional scars remain raw. She has no memory of the accident and is plagued with bad dreams. When Bryn and her husband, Guy, host a dinner party Bryn swears money has been stolen while Guy seems unfazed. Bryn confronts the caterer that night and is horrified to discover the woman’s brutally slain body the next day. As the case is investigated, Bryn is dragged into a fresh nightmare and learns that Guy is keeping things from her. Another murder occurs and Bryn realises the danger is getting ever closer to home. How well does Bryn really know the man she loves? For fans of psychological suspense and compulsive mysteries, don’t miss this tense and page-turning novel. Before I Go to Sleep meets The Husband’s Secret. Praise for The Secrets You Keep ‘Suspenseful, twisty and sharply observed, Kate White’s clever psychological thriller lures us into the life of vulnerable narrator Bryn whose marriage is not what she thought it was. The uncertainty develops as the stakes ramp up ever higher, and I was holding my breath as I turned the last few pages.’ Gilly Macmillan, author of What She Knew ‘True to form, Kate White’s The Secrets You Keep kept me up way past my bedtime, anxiously turning the pages. Taut, tense, and utterly gripping, I could not go to sleep until I found out whodunit.’ Jessica Knoll, author of Luckiest Girl Alive ‘Mesmerizing and thrilling... mystery lovers will be well served with this novel, as it grabs the reader instantly and can be devoured in one afternoon.’ Booklist ‘This can’t-put-it-down murder mystery from the former editor of Cosmo follows an author pushed to the brink by escalating chaos.’ Cosmopolitan

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    Keeping the Secret
  • Author : Jeff Robinson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1479355240
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Sergeant Tom Hastings of the Eddy County, New Mexico, Sheriff's Department recently solved a series of murders committed by a sociopathic human trafficker dubbed the Killer Coyote... He answers a call for a routine car accident that is clearly far more than a roadside crash. And when the feds appear on the scene to shove the sergeant to the side, Tom realizes that the stakes in this affair must be gravely high."-- p. [4] of cover.

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    The Club
  • Author : Takis Würger
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 9780802146816
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Wildly entertaining . . . as it unfolds, brutal truths about class and gender and violence emerge, take hold and shudder through the novel’s final pages.” —Megan Abbott, national bestselling author As a boy, Hans Stichler enjoys a fable-like childhood among the rolling hills and forests of North Germany, living an idyll that seems uninterruptable—until two disasters change his life forever. He falls into the guardianship of his eccentric English aunt Alex, who invites him to come to university at Cambridge, where she teaches art history. Alex will ensure his application to St. John’s College is accepted, but in return Hans must help her investigate a secretive Cambridge institution known as the Pitt Club. The Club has existed at Cambridge for centuries, its long legacy of tradition, privilege, and decadence largely unquestioned. As Hans makes his best efforts to prove Club material, including training for the university boxing team, he is drawn into a glamorous world of debauchery and macho solidarity. And when he falls in love with fellow student Charlotte, the stakes of his deception are raised. For there are dark secrets in the Club’s history, as well as in its present—and Hans soon finds himself in the inner sanctum of a dangerous institution, forced to grapple with the notion that sometimes one must do wrong to do right. “The Club starts out as a poignant coming-of-age tale and then morphs into an intelligent, fast-paced thriller that scrutinizes class divides and gender imbalance.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “A timely, beautifully paced novel about class and prestige in the #MeToo era.” —Booklist

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    Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
  • Author : Jayneen Sanders
  • Publisher : Educate2Empower Publishing
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 192508910X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This beautifully illustrated children's book sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. It is an invaluable tool for caregivers and educators to broach the subject of safe and unsafe touch in an age-appropriate way. The discussion questions support both reader and child when discussing the story. Ages 3-12

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    The Patient
  • Author : Jasper DeWitt
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780358181767
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Silent Patient by way of Stephen King: Parker, a young, overconfident psychiatrist new to his job at a mental asylum, miscalculates catastrophically when he undertakes curing a mysterious and profoundly dangerous patient. In a series of online posts, Parker H., a young psychiatrist, chronicles the harrowing account of his time working at a dreary mental hospital in New England. Through this internet message board, Parker hopes to communicate with the world his effort to cure one bewildering patient. We learn, as Parker did on his first day at the hospital, of the facility's most difficult, profoundly dangerous case--a forty-year-old man who was originally admitted to the hospital at age six. This patient has no known diagnosis. His symptoms seem to evolve over time. Every person who has attempted to treat him has been driven to madness or suicide. Desperate and fearful, the hospital's directors keep him strictly confined and allow minimal contact with staff for their own safety, convinced that releasing him would unleash catastrophe on the outside world. Parker, brilliant and overconfident, takes it upon himself to discover what ails this mystery patient and finally cure him. But from his first encounter with the mystery patient, things spiral out of control, and, facing a possibility beyond his wildest imaginings, Parker is forced to question everything he thought he knew. Fans of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes and Paul Tremblay's The Cabin at the End of the World will be riveted by Jasper DeWitt's astonishing debut.

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    The Cousins
  • Author : Karen M. McManus
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780525708001
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious. Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's past is. The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over--and this summer, the cousins will learn everything. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

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    Look at You Now
  • Author : Liz Pryor
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780812998009
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • The author recounts her experiences as a pregnant teenager in a government-run facility for delinquent teenage girls, describing the bonds she formed with the other girls and how the experience changed how she sees the world.

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    Keeping a Secret
  • Author : Elizabeth Murphy-Melas
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 0929173341
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jennifer tries to hide the fact that she has rheumatoid arthritis from her friends, but soon she realizes she must tell them the truth.

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    How To Keep a Secret
  • Author : Sarah Morgan
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9781488095375
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For three generations of women, a summer on Martha’s Vineyard brings family drama, new beginnings, and a second chance at love in this heartwarming novel. Lauren has the perfect life . . . if she ignores the fact that it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just turned into a teenage stranger. Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it’s . . . Just. Not. Happening. While her heart is breaking inside, she’s determined to keep her trademark smile on her face. Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why? Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, the rewards could be infinite.

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    Confidence Culture
  • Author : Shani Orgad,Rosalind Gill
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781478021834
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • In Confidence Culture, Shani Orgad and Rosalind Gill argue that imperatives directed at women to “love your body” and “believe in yourself” imply that psychological blocks rather than entrenched social injustices hold women back. Interrogating the prominence of confidence in contemporary discourse about body image, workplace, relationships, motherhood, and international development, Orgad and Gill draw on Foucault’s notion of technologies of self to demonstrate how “confidence culture” demands of women near-constant introspection and vigilance in the service of self-improvement. They argue that while confidence messaging may feel good, it does not address structural and systemic oppression. Rather, confidence culture suggests that women—along with people of color, the disabled, and other marginalized groups—are responsible for their own conditions. Rejecting confidence culture’s remaking of feminism along individualistic and neoliberal lines, Orgad and Gill explore alternative articulations of feminism that go beyond the confidence imperative.

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    My Body Keeps Your Secrets
  • Author : Lucia Osborne-Crowley
  • Publisher : Black Spot Books
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9781911648147
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • In her first full-length book, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, author of the acclaimed Mood Indigo essay I Choose Elena, writes about the secrets a woman's body keeps, from puberty to menstruation to sexual pleasure; to pregnancy or its absence; and to darker secrets of abuse, invasion or violation. Through the voices of women around the world and her own deeply moving testimony, My Body Keeps Your Secrets tells the story of the young woman's body in 2021. Moving from girlhood and adolescence to young womanhood, Osborne-Crowley establishes her credentials as a key feminist thinker of a new generation with this widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies in the age of social media.

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    Red Hood
  • Author : Elana K. Arnold
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062742377
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted this powerful story from Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor winner Damsel. You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She’s kept mostly to herself. She’s been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou’s past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods—frightened, but not alone.

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    Best Kept Secret
  • Author : Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 9781250022370
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, the Clifton Chronicles continues with Best Kept Secret. 1945, London. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third volume in Jeffrey Archer's bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more.

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    The Secret Life of Secrets
  • Author : Michael Slepian
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780593237236
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Psychology
  • “If you’ve ever wondered why we keep secrets and what motivates us to spill them, look no further. Michael Slepian has spent the past decade studying the psychology of secrets, and is ready to reveal his findings to the world.”—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again “The Secret Life of Secrets gracefully blends engaging stories with compelling science.”—Sonja Lyubomirsky, University of California professor and author of The How of Happiness Think of a secret that you’re keeping from others. It shouldn’t take long; behavioral scientist Michael Slepian finds that, on average, we are keeping as many as thirteen secrets at any given time. His research involving more than 50,000 participants from around the world shows that the most common secrets include lies we’ve told, ambitions, addictions, mental health challenges, hidden relationships, and financial struggles. Our secrets can weigh heavily upon us. Yet the burden of secrecy, Slepian argues, rarely stems from the work it takes to keep a secret hidden. Rather, the weight of our secrets comes from carrying them alone, without the support of others. Whether we are motivated to protect our reputation, a relationship, a loved one’s feelings, or some personal or professional goal, one thing is clear: Holding back some part of our inner world is often lonely and isolating. But The Secret Life of Secrets shows you that it doesn’t have to be. Filled with fresh insight into one of the most universal—yet least understood—aspects of human behavior, The Secret Life of Secrets sheds a fascinating new light on questions like: At what age do children develop the cognitive capacity for secrecy? Do all secrets come with the same mental load? How can we reconcile our secrets with our human desires to relate, connect, and be known? When should we confess our secrets? Who makes for the ideal confidant? And can keeping certain types of secrets actually enhance our well-being? Drawing on over a decade of original research, The Secret Life of Secrets reveals the surprising ways that secrets pervade our lives, and offers science-based strategies that make them easier to live with. The result is a rare window into the inner workings of our minds, our relationships, and our sense of who we are.

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    If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
  • Author : Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780316041034
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Beware! Dangerous secrets lie between the pages of this book. OK, I warned you. But if you think I'll give anything away, or tell you that this is the sequel to my first literary endeavor, The Name of This Book is Secret, you're wrong. I'm not going to remind you of how we last left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, as they awaited intiation into the mysterious Terces Society, or the ongoing fight against the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais. I certainly won't be telling you about how the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro! Oh, blast! I've done it again. Well, at least I didn't tell you about the missing Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, or the mysterious creature born in a bottle over 500 years ago, the key to the biggest secret of all. I really can't help myself, now can I? Let's face it - if you're reading this, it's too late.

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    The Secret Keeper
  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781439152812
  • Reader Reviews : 131
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

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    Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780743247221
  • Reader Reviews : 1774
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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    Pretend You Love Me
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780316205641
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this fresh, poignant novel (originally published under the title Far From Xanadu), Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's detachment from the family. Mike (real name: Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball, and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike's small Kansas town, Mike falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything Mike is not -- cool, confident, feminine, sexy.... straight. Julie Anne Peters has written a heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful novel that will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone who can't love them back.

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    The Science of Getting Rich
  • Author : Wallace D Wattles
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Everyone wants to be rich, but do you know that there is a SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH. This book explains in simple steps how you can first ready yourself to earn more, without hassles or worries. From the simplest question of who all can actually get rich, to the small steps taken – like developing a will power, showing gratitude, getting into the right business – have been explained in detail, in everyday terms. Read on, and find out the secret behind changing your life and the way your earn.

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    It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)
  • Author : Julie Anne Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780316203081
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • When Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders, she jumps at the opportunity. Soon Azure manages to convince her best friends, Luke and Radhika, to join the prom committee as well. Facing heavy opposition and admittedly clueless about prom logistics, the three friends are nonetheless determined to succeed -- if Luke's and Azure's secret crushes on Radhika don't push the committee members, and their friendships, to the breaking point first. Told in two voices and filled with comical missed connections, It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) explores the ups and downs of planning an alternative prom -- while dealing with an unrequited crush on your best friend -- and shines with National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters's unmistakable wit and insight.

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    The Secret History
  • Author : Donna Tartt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN : 9780307765697
  • Reader Reviews : 254
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK • INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Goldfinch. Under the influence of a charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at a New England college discover a way of thought and life a world away from their banal contemporaries. But their search for the transcendent leads them down a dangerous path, beyond human constructs of morality. “A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment.... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled.” —The New York Times

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    Secrets and Spies
  • Author : Jamie Gaskarth
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9780815737988
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Exploring how intelligence professionals view accountability in the context of twenty-first century politics How can democratic governments hold intelligence and security agencies accountable when what they do is largely secret? Using the UK as a case study, this book addresses this question by providing the first systematic exploration of how accountability is understood inside the secret world. It is based on new interviews with current and former UK intelligence practitioners, as well as extensive research into the performance and scrutiny of the UK intelligence machinery. The result is the first detailed analysis of how intelligence professionals view their role, what they feel keeps them honest, and how far external overseers impact on their work Moving beyond the conventional focus on oversight, the book examines how accountability works in the day to day lives of these organizations, and considers the impact of technological and social changes, such as artificial intelligence and social media. The UK is a useful case study as it is an important actor in global intelligence, gathering material that helps inform global decisions on such issues as nuclear proliferation, terrorism, transnational crime, and breaches of international humanitarian law. On the flip side, the UK was a major contributor to the intelligence failures leading to the Iraq war in 2003, and its agencies were complicit in the widely discredited U.S. practices of torture and “rendition” of terrorism suspects. UK agencies have come under greater scrutiny since those actions, but it is clear that problems remain. The book concludes with a series of suggestions for improvement, including the creation of intelligence ethics committees, allowing the public more input into intelligence decisions. The issues explored in this book have important implications for researchers, intelligence professionals, overseers, and the public when it comes to understanding and scrutinizing intelligence practice.

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    The 48 Laws of Power
  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101042458
  • Reader Reviews : 139
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

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    Inheritance
  • Author : Dani Shapiro
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780525434030
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed author of Inheritance and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets: a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test, an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. “Memoir gold: a profound and exquisitely rendered exploration of identity and the true meaning of family.” —People In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had casually submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history—the life she had lived—crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that had been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in, a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover. Dani Shapiro’s memoir unfolds at a breakneck pace—part mystery, part real-time investigation, part rumination on the ineffable combination of memory, history, biology, and experience that makes us who we are. Inheritance is a devastating and haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision.