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Sellevision
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0312422288
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An incisive fictional portrait of a consumer society gone mad looks behind the scenes of sellevision, a shop-at-home network, where the slick facades of the popular hosts slowly crumble as one celebrity becomes an addict and another exposes himself on air. A first novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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    Sellevision
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781429956734
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The hilarious first novel by the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Dry, A Wolf at the Table, and You Better Not Cry, Sellevision is Augusten Burrough's darkly funny and vastly entertaining skewering of a very troubled home-shopping channel. Welcome to the world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much loved and handsome (that is, lonely and gay) host of a "Toys for Tots" segment, accidentally exposes himself in front of millions of kids, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max struggles to find a new job in television, the popular and perky host Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with married Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she announces their relationship on air. A blistering satire of our overcharged, scandal-obsessed world, Sellevision is "an absolute howl . . . wicked fun" (New York Daily News).

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    A Wolf at the Table
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1429937653
  • Reader Reviews : 69
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes...I wasn't altogether sure about one thing: was it just a dream?" When Augusten Burroughs was small, his father was a shadowy presence in his life: a form on the stairs, a cough from the basement, a silent figure smoking a cigarette in the dark. As Augusten grew older, something sinister within his father began to unfurl. Something dark and secretive that could not be named. Betrayal after shocking betrayal ensued, and Augusten's childhood was over. The kind of father he wanted didn't exist for him. This father was distant, aloof, uninterested... And then the "games" began. With A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs makes a quantum leap into untapped emotional terrain: the radical pendulum swing between love and hate, the unspeakably terrifying relationship between father and son. Told with scorching honesty and penetrating insight, it is a story for anyone who has ever longed for unconditional love from a parent. Though harrowing and brutal, A Wolf at the Table will ultimately leave you buoyed with the profound joy of simply being alive. It's a memoir of stunning psychological cruelty and the redemptive power of hope.

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    Running with Scissors
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1429902523
  • Reader Reviews : 3918
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

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    Supreme Court
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1340
  • ISBN : LLMC:NYA4QVY8950C
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  • Genre : Books
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    New York Court of Appeals. Records and Briefs.
  • Author : New York (State). Court of Appeals.
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1292
  • ISBN : LLMC:NYAHFSY8950T
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  • Genre : Law
  • Volume contains: (Jack Sasson & Hyman Sasson against Joseph & Samuel Esses & Ezra M. Tawil et al ) (Lester Schmid against Harry Werner & Max Fink) (Lester Schmid against Harry Werner & Max Fink) (Lester Schmid against Harry Werner & Max Fink) (Joseph Schultz & Co, Inc against Camden Fire Insurance Assoc) (Joseph Schultz & Co, Inc against Camden Fire Insurance Assoc) (Alice Shannon against American Can Co) (Morris Shoenthal, Inc against Deering-Milliken & Co, Inc) (Morris Shoenthal, Inc against Deering-Milliken & Co, Inc) (Singer Sewing Machine Co against George Starke & Benjamin Levitas) (Singer Sewing Machine Co against George Starke & Benjamin Levitas) (Samuel Slote against Arthur P. McNulty) (Samuel Slote against Arthur P. McNulty) (Samuel Slote against Arthur P. McNulty) (Michael Thal et al against Richard Plumbaum et al ) (Michael Thal et al against Richard Plumbaum et al ) (Michael Thal et al against Richard Plumbaum et al ) (Michael Thal et al against Richard Plumbaum et al )

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    You Better Not Cry
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1429943750
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • You've eaten too much candy at Christmas...but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You've woken up with a hangover...but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection he recounts Christmases past and present—as only he could. With gimleteyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.

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    Magical Thinking
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0312315953
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A collection of personal writings features observations on such topics as a contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady, the emotional side of killing a rodent in one's home, and the brief fame that accompanies starring in a commercial.

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    Possible Side Effects
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 031242681X
  • Reader Reviews : 63
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A collection of personal tales features the author's wry observations about such topics as eBay addiction, gay personal ads, and Santa Claus.

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    Lust & Wonder
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250082367
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

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    This Is How
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780312563554
  • Reader Reviews : 828
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Draws on the author's roller-coaster experiences with limited opportunities, successes and failures while offering darkly whimsical, no-holds-barred advice on surviving everything from riding elevators and gaining weight to finishing drinks and finding love. By the author of Running With Scissors. 350,000 first printing.

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    Toil & Trouble
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250019967
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky. "Here’s a partial list of things I don’t believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past lives. Life after death. Vampires. Zombies. Reiki. Homeopathy. Rolfing. Reflexology. Note that 'witches' and 'witchcraft' are absent from this list. The thing is, I wouldn’t believe in them, and I would privately ridicule any idiot who did, except for one thing: I am a witch." For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies. And that this family tree was filled with witches. It was a bond that he and his mother shared--until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that's a whole other story). After that, Augusten was on his own. On his own to navigate the world of this tricky power; on his own to either use or misuse this gift. From the hilarious to the terrifying, Toil & Trouble is a chronicle of one man's journey to understand himself, to reconcile the powers he can wield with things with which he is helpless. There are very few things that are coincidences, as you will learn in Toil & Trouble. Ghosts are real, trees can want to kill you, beavers are the spawn of Satan, houses are alive, and in the end, love is the most powerful magic of all.

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    Act Now!
  • Author : Kevin Harrington,William Simon
  • Publisher : Hci
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 0757307566
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The producer of more than five hundred infomercials offers insightful advice to budding entrepreneurs, creative inventors, and ambitious businesspeople, sharing his business methods, marketing tactics, and strategic decisions that have made him successful and brought about changes in the industry. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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    House of Wonder
  • Author : Sarah Healy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780451239877
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When we were little and I needed Warren, I would rub my earlobe. And perhaps it was the alchemy of childhood, a magic that happened because I believed it could, but I swear it worked. He always came. Theirs wasn't always the misfit family in the neighborhood. Jenna Parsons's childhood was one of block parties and barbecues, where her mother, a former beauty queen, continued her reign and her twin brother, Warren, was viewed as just another oddball kid. But as her mother's shopaholic habits intensified, and her brother's behavior became viewed as more strange than quirky, Jenna sought to distance herself from them. She is devoted to her career and her four-year-old daughter, Rose. But now, in his peculiar way, Warren summons her back to 62 Royal Court. What she finds there--a house in disrepair, a neighborhood on tenterhooks over a rash of petty thefts, and evidence of past traumas her mother has kept hidden--will challenge Jenna as never before. But as she stands by her family, she also begins to find beauty in unexpected places, strength in unlikely people, and a future she couldn't have imagined.

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    A Wolf at the Table
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0312428278
  • Reader Reviews : 67
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The author traces the story of his relationship with his father, in a psychologically charged tale that evaluates such themes as the line between love and hate and a child's longing for unconditional love.

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    Dry
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250034403
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • An advertising executive remembers his childhood with his eccentric foster family and his early adulthood experiences of trying to establish an independent life for himself. By the author of Running with Scissors. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

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    The Long Journey Home
  • Author : Margaret Robison
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781588369222
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • First introduced to the world in her sons’ now-classic memoirs—Augusten Burroughs’s Running with Scissors and John Elder Robison’s Look Me in the Eye—Margaret Robison now tells her own haunting and lyrical story. A poet and teacher by profession, Robison describes her Southern Gothic childhood, her marriage to a handsome, brilliant man who became a split-personality alcoholic and abusive husband, the challenges she faced raising two children while having psychotic breakdowns of her own, and her struggle to regain her sanity. Robison grew up in southern Georgia, where the façade of 1950s propriety masked all sorts of demons, including alcoholism, misogyny, repressed homosexuality, and suicide. She met her husband, John Robison, in college, and together they moved up north, where John embarked upon a successful academic career and Margaret brought up the children and worked on her art and poetry. Yet her husband’s alcoholism and her collapse into psychosis, and the eventual disintegration of their marriage, took a tremendous toll on their family: Her older son, John Elder, moved out of the house when he was a teenager, and her younger son, Chris (who later renamed himself Augusten), never completed high school. When Margaret met Dr. Rodolph Turcotte, the therapist who was treating her husband, she felt understood for the first time and quickly fell under his idiosyncratic and, eventually, harmful influence. Robison writes movingly and honestly about her mental illness, her shortcomings as a parent, her difficult marriage, her traumatic relationship with Dr. Turcotte, and her two now-famous children, Augusten Burroughs and John Elder Robison, who have each written bestselling memoirs about their family. She also writes inspiringly about her hard-earned journey to sanity and clarity. An astonishing and enduring story, The Long Journey Home is a remarkable and ultimately uplifting account of a complicated, afflicted twentieth-century family.

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    Love and Glory
  • Author : Robert B. Parker
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307569714
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Boone Adams: He was so smart he wrote half the English papers for the freshman class, when he wasn't getting drunk at night and waking up hung over in the morning. To him life was full of promise . . . just the ones it didn't intend to keep. Jennifer Grayle: She was the campus golden girl, so rich, so pretty, that every boy wanted to take her out. Except Boone. He wanted to marry her. John Merchent: He was tall and blond with blue eyes and a cleft in his chin like Cary Grant's. He didn't have Boone's lively imagination, but he had something else: Jennifer. Praise for Love and Glory “[Robert] Parker writes with economy and precision and wit and passion. . . . Love and Glory [is] one of the best love stories I've ever encountered.”—The Press-Chronicle “A straightforward, unrelenting, shamelessly romantic novel that's about a two-year obsession. . . . It works . . . [and] love stories that work are almost an extinct breed. Almost.”—Santa Cruz Sentinel “Parker's writing is like fine architecture or music—it's both intricate and direct. There are no false notes.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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    Last Things
  • Author : Jenny Offill
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781101872086
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Grace's father believes in science and builds his daughter a dollhouse with lights that really work. Grace's mother takes her skinny-dipping in the lake and teaches her about African hyena men who devour their wives in their sleep. Grace's world, of fact and fiction, marvels and madness, is slowly unraveling because her family is coming apart before her eyes. Now eight-year-old Grace must choose between her two very different, very flawed parents, a choice that will take her on a dizzying journey, away from her home in Vermont to the boozy, flooded streets of New Orleans--and into the equally wondrous and frightening realm of her own imagination. With eloquence and compassion, Jenny Offill weaves a luminous story of a wounded family and of a young girl yearning to understand the difference between fiction, fact, and hope. A novel of vibrant imagination and searing intelligence, Last Things is a stunning literary achievement.

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    The Contortionist's Handbook
  • Author : Craig Clevenger
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : IND:30000100640345
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Forgers
  • "Following an overdose of painkillers, Daniel Fletcher is resuscitated in a Los Angeles emergency room and detained for psychiatric evaluation. Through a series of tests, the psychiatrist must ascertain whether the patient intended to kill himself, or whether he can walk free. What the psychiatrist doesn't know is that 'Daniel Fletcher' is actually John Dolan Vincent, a brilliant forger who continually changes his identity to save himself from a lifetime of incarceration. John has done such assessments before - many, many times." "While he creates an elaborate bluff for the evaluator, John reveals the true story of his traumatic past. But time is running out; as his underworld clients lose patience and the psychiatrist's net closes around him, he must negotiate the escape act of his life." "Evoking the boulevards and strip bars of 1980s LA with cinematic intensity, The Contortionist's Handbook is a darkly hypnotic and original debut."--BOOK JACKET.

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    Lust & Wonder
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780312342036
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a hilarious and ultimately tender, moving memoir

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    Dead People Suck
  • Author : Laurie Kilmartin
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781635650006
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • An honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide to coping with death and dying from Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling co-author of Sh*tty Mom Laurie Kilmartin. Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor. No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin. She made headlines by live-tweeting her father’s time in hospice and her grieving process after he passed, and channeled her experience into a comedy special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad. Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving (sometimes) death, dying, and grief without losing your mind. If you are old and about to die, sick and about to die, or with a loved one who is about to pass away or who has passed away, there’s something for you. With chapters like “Are You An Old Man With Daughters? Please Shred Your Porn,” “If Cancer was an STD, It Would Be Cured By Now,” and “Unsubscribing Your Dead Parent from Tea Party Emails,” Laurie Kilmartin guides you through some of life’s most complicated moments with equal parts heart and sarcasm.

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    The Windows Command Line Beginner's Guide - Second Edition
  • Author : Jonathan Moeller
  • Publisher : Jonathan Moeller
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • The Windows Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to the Windows command line an overview of the Command Prompt, from simple tasks to network configuration. In the Guide, you'll learn how to: -Manage the Command Prompt. -Copy & paste from the Windows Command Prompt. -Create batch files. -Remotely manage Windows machines from the command line. -Manage disks, partitions, and volumes. -Set an IP address and configure other network settings. -Set and manage NTFS and file sharing permissions. -Customize and modify the Command Prompt. -Create and manage file shares. -Copy, move, and delete files and directories from the command line. -Manage PDF files and office documents from the command line. -And many other topics.

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    Take Five: Four Favorite Essays Plus One Never-Been-Seen Essay
  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9781429958547
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes TAKE FIVE, a mini collection of true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention—stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. TAKE FIVE includes the following four favorite previously-published essays plus one brand-new, never-been-published essay by Augusten Burroughs: --MINT THRESHOLD --UNCLEAR SAILING --COMMERICAL BREAK --DEBBIE'S REQUIREMENTS --SWAN SONG (new!)

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    When We Were Friends
  • Author : Elizabeth Arnold
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780553908213
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lainey Carson and Sydney Beaumont were the closest of friends—until they reached high school and Sydney’s burgeoning popularity made it easy for her to leave the contemplative, ungainly Lainey behind. Eighteen years later, Lainey, who lives at home caring for her mother, is an artist who’s never found the courage to live her dreams. When Sydney shows up on her doorstep with her infant daughter, insisting that Lainey is the only friend she can trust, Lainey reluctantly agrees to take temporary custody of the baby to protect her from an abusive father. But that very night, Sydney appears on the evening news—claiming that her daughter has been kidnapped. Unsure of whom she can trust, Lainey is forced to go on the run with a child who is not her own—but whose bond with her grows stronger every day they spend together. In search of a safe place to stay, Lainey befriends a man who, concerned for their welfare, offers them a home. But as the two grow closer she starts to realize that he may be harboring his own secrets. An utterly riveting story that will keep you turning the pages, When We Were Friends asks how we define motherhood and family, whether we ever truly overcome our pasts, and what friendship really means.

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    He's Gone: A Novel
  • Author : Deb Caletti
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780345534361
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an intensely gripping story about love, loss, marriage, and secrets—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Anna Quindlen. “One of the best books I’ve read all year.”—Barbara O’Neal, author of The Garden of Happy Endings “What do you think happened to your husband, Mrs. Keller?” The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine she drank at a party the night before. But on this particular Sunday morning, she’s surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. Irritation shifts to worry, worry slides almost imperceptibly into panic. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He’s gone. As the police work methodically through all the logical explanations—he’s hurt, he’s run off, he’s been killed—Dani searches frantically for a clue as to whether Ian is in fact dead or alive. And, slowly, she unpacks their relationship, holding each moment up to the light: from its intense, adulterous beginning, to the grandeur of their new love, to the difficulties of forever. She examines all the sins she can—and cannot—remember. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth—about herself, her husband, and their lives together. “A thought-provoking and moving exploration.”—New York Times bestselling author Erica Bauermeister Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

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    Otherwise Engaged
  • Author : Suzanne Finnamore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780307772855
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Otherwise Engaged is Suzanne Finnamore's wickedly funny account of an intelligent, rational woman's transformation into the harpy of anxieties that is the bride-to-be. When Michael pops the question, Eve is deliriously happy. She tells grocery clerks. She subscribes to bridal magazines. She delights in the rainbows that shower from the one-carat (okay, .81-carat) ring on her hand. For two days. As the cumulative stresses of ordering invitations, finding a dress, and organizing the Perfect Honeymoon fry Eve's nerves, the very real prospect of being with one man for the rest of her days reverberates through her consciousness like a Chinese gong. Suddenly the sight of Michael's discarded socks on the floor and his passing mentions of his former live-in French girlfriend incite doubt, argument, and public fainting. Uproarious, insightful, tender, Otherwise Engaged dashes our soap-bubble fantasies in favor of a hilariously realistic walk to the alter.

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    Kept Boy
  • Author : Robert Rodi
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 0525939261
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dennis Racine, once the favorite companion of the wealthy, fiftyish Farleigh Nock, enlists the help of his two best friends, Lonnie Roach and Paulette Ng, as he tries to win back his man. 12,500 first printing. Tour.

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    World Authors, 2000-2005
  • Author : Jennifer Curry
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106018867322
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation,

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    Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781847375902
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit . . . Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.

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    The Fermata
  • Author : Nicholson Baker
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307807496
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish "X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay" (Seattle Times). "Sparkling."--San Francisco Chronicle.

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    New Pencil Points
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1432
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105012702259
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  • Genre : Architecture
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    Moon Women
  • Author : Pamela Duncan
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307423184
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the lush North Carolina foothills, the Moon women have put down roots: matriarch Marvelle Moon, who’s losing her grip on the world after more than eighty years of life; her daughters, Ruth Ann and Cassandra; and Ruth Ann’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Ashley, fresh out of rehab, unmarried, and three months pregnant. Despite Ruth Ann’s best efforts to live a life that’s all her own, her family is coming together around her. Marvelle and Ashley need a place to live and Ruth Ann is unable to turn them away; and her womanizing ex-husband has been coming around again, dredging up the past. Now a flurry of outbursts, emotions, and outrages is shattering Ruth Ann’s separate peace. For here is Ashley, who has spent nineteen years running furiously away from home, now finding herself on a strange journey with her unraveling grandmother. And here is Cassandra, protected by layers of obesity and loneliness, wondering how to put magic back in her life. And Marvelle, slowly losing touch with reality, privately contemplating the story of her life and the secret that would change everything for everyone—if they only knew.... By turns fierce and tender, harrowing and heartbreaking, Moon Women resonates with emotional power, holding us captive under its beguiling spell.

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    Architectural Record
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : OSU:32435022833610
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Read and download full book Architectural Record

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    Sales Management
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:35128001795002
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  • Genre : Sales management
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    Progressive Architecture
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  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105012703133
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  • Genre : Architectural drawing
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    The Kinks Kronikles
  • Author : Edwin Schlossberg,John Mendelssohn,John Brockman
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : PSU:000029596416
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  • Genre : Music
  • Traces the history of the English rock group, the Kinks, and discusses the development of the band's musical style

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    Paul Simon
  • Author : Marc Eliot
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 0470433639
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Chronicles the life of the famous musician and songwriter, including his early years as a doo-wop singer, his tumultuous partnership with Art Garfunkel, and his failed 1998 musical "The Capeman."

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    The House of Memories
  • Author : Monica McInerney
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781742536590
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are those that matter most. Following a tragic accident, Ella O'Hanlon flees to the other side of the world in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the two people she blames for her loss: Aidan, the love of her life, and Jess, her spoilt half-sister. In London Ella is taken in by her beloved uncle Lucas, whose extraordinary house holds many wonderful memories for her. Along with other members of the very colourful Fox family, Lucas helps Ella to see that she is not the only one still hurting, and that forgiveness can be the greatest healer in a family and in a marriage. For anyone who has ever loved and lost, this is an exquisitely moving and life-affirming novel by the internationally bestselling author of Lola's Secret. 'McInerney has a knack for bringing characters to life; imbuing them with unique voices, perfectly tuned, making them authentically flawed and carving out their losses and gains with a realism that resonates deeply. Full of heart and exquisitely written pain this is one of those novels that will stay with the reader for a long time. Some stories just carry you along with them and make you truly care about the fate of the characters, long after you leave the last page, and The House of Memories is one of those books.' bordgaisenergybookclub.ie Praise for Monica McInerney 'A big book about a big-hearted family . . . an affectionate, funny, teary book about grief, love, lies and revelations.' Sunday Age 'One of those rare books that you could recommend to anyone and know that they'll love it.' Australian Women's Weekly 'McInerney's latest offering is guaranteed to enthral her legions of adoring fans.' Ulster Tatler, Ireland

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    Before Everything
  • Author : Victoria Redel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780735222588
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A group of lifetime friends gather together to confront life, love, and now mortality “Everything you want a novel about life, death, and friendship to be—smart, moving, sweeping, poetic, stinging, just beautiful. I loved these women (and their men) and this elegy to their long-reaching bonds.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage Before Everything is a celebration of friendship and love between a group of women who have known each another since they were girls. They’ve faced everything together, from youthful sprees and scrapes to mid-life turning points. Now, as Anna, the group’s trailblazer and brightest spark, enters hospice, they gather to do what they’ve always done—talk and laugh and help each other make choices and plans, this time in Anna’s rural Massachusetts home. Helen, Anna’s best friend and a celebrated painter, is about to remarry. The others face their own challenges—Caroline with her sister’s mental health crisis; Molly with a teenage daughter’s rebellion; Ming with her law practice—dilemmas with kids and work and love. Before Everything is as funny as it is bittersweet, as the friends revel in the hilarious mistakes they’ve seen one another through, the secrets kept, and adventures shared. But now all sense of time has shifted, and the pattern of their lives together takes on new meaning. The novel offers a brilliant, emotionally charged portrait, deftly conveying the sweep of time over everyday lives, and showing how even in difficult endings, gifts can unfold. Above all it is an ode to friendship, and to how one person shapes the journeys of those around her.