Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
  • Author : Julie Lawson Timmer
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-08-01
  • ISBN : 1477819967

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives Book Review:

Critically acclaimed author Julie Lawson Timmer returns with a tale of how community can heal the brokenness in all of us. Markie, a fortysomething divorc�e who has suffered a humiliating and very public fall from marital, financial, and professional grace, moves, along with her teenage son, Jesse, to a new town, hoping to lick her wounds in private. But Markie and Jesse are unable to escape the attention of their new neighbor Mrs. Saint, an irascible, elderly New European woman who takes it upon herself, along with her ragtag group of “defectives,” to identify and fix the flaws in those around her, whether they want her to or not. What Markie doesn’t realize is that Mrs. Saint has big plans for the divorc�e’s broken spirit. Soon, the quirky yet endearing woman recruits Markie to join her eccentric community, a world where both hidden truths and hope unite them. But when Mrs. Saint’s own secrets threaten to unravel their fragile web of healing, it’s up to Markie to mend these wounds and usher in a new era for the “defectives”—one full of second chances and happiness.

Untethered

Untethered
  • Author : Julie Lawson Timmer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 9780698407862

Untethered Book Review:

When Char Hawthorn's husband dies unexpectedly, she is left questioning everything she once knew to be true: from the cozy small town life they built together to her relationship with her stepdaughter, who is suddenly not bound to Char in any real way. Untethered explores what bonds truly form a family and how, sometimes, love knows no bounds. Char Hawthorn, college professor, wife and stepmother to a spirited fifteen-year-old daughter, loves her family and the joyful rhythms of work and parenting. But when her husband dies in a car accident, the “step” in Char’s title suddenly matters a great deal. In the eyes of the law, all rights to daughter Allie belong to Lindy, Allie’s self-absorbed biological mother, who wants to girl to move to her home in California. While Allie begins to struggle in school and tensions mount between her and Char, Allie’s connection to young Morgan, a ten-year-old-girl she tutors, seems to keep her grounded. But then Morgan, who was adopted out of foster care, suddenly disappears, and Char is left to wonder about a possible future without Allie and what to do about Morgan, a child caught up in a terrible crack in the system.

Five Days Left

Five Days Left
  • Author : Julie Lawson Timmer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2014-09-09
  • ISBN : 9780698140868

Five Days Left Book Review:

“A beautifully drawn study of what is at risk when you lose control of your own life. Unique, gripping, and viscerally moving—this impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times–bestselling author of Leaving Time Destined to be a book club favorite, a heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for love. Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most. Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance and the power of relationships, and shows that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go.

The Floating Feldmans

The Floating Feldmans
  • Author : Elyssa Friedland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780399586903

The Floating Feldmans Book Review:

A family vacation dredges up a boatload of trouble in the next witty, insightful novel from the acclaimed author of The Intermission. "An irresistible drama filled with humor and heart-tugging emotion about family and what it means to belong. I absolutely adore Friedland's warm, witty writing!"—Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Sink or swim. Or at least that's what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It's been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to celebrate her seventieth birthday the right way. Just this once, they are going to behave like an actual family. Too bad her kids didn't get the memo. Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annette's birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm. Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they've been ignoring—and learn that the people they once thought most likely to sink them are actually the ones who help them stay afloat.

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany
  • Author : Lori Nelson Spielman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2020-11-17
  • ISBN : 9781984803153

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany Book Review:

An International Bestseller! A LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick! A trio of second-born daughters sets out on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside to break the family curse that says they’ll never find love, by New York Times bestseller Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List. Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all. Against the backdrop of wandering Venetian canals, rolling Tuscan fields, and enchanting Amalfi Coast villages, romance blooms, destinies are found, and family secrets are unearthed—secrets that could threaten the family far more than a centuries-old curse.

College and Private School Directory of the United States and Canada

College and Private School Directory of the United States and Canada
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1908
  • ISBN : MINN:319510008569485

College and Private School Directory of the United States and Canada Book Review:

College and Private School Directory of the United States

College and Private School Directory of the United States
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1912
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062798965

College and Private School Directory of the United States Book Review:

American College and Private School Directory

American College and Private School Directory
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1908
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858046141614

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Educational Aid Society College & Private School Directory of the United States

Educational Aid Society College & Private School Directory of the United States
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1913
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433075985287

Educational Aid Society College & Private School Directory of the United States Book Review:

Gather the Daughters

Gather the Daughters
  • Author : Jennie Melamed
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-07-25
  • ISBN : 9780316463676

Gather the Daughters Book Review:

Never Let Me Go meets The Giver in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems. Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding, and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. Only the Wanderers -- chosen male descendants of the original ten -- are allowed to cross to the wastelands, where they scavenge for detritus among the still-smoldering fires. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. They have children, who have children, and when they are no longer useful, they take their final draught and die. But in the summer, the younger children reign supreme. With the adults indoors and the pubescent in Fruition, the children live wildly -- they fight over food and shelter, free of their fathers' hands and their mothers' despair. And it is at the end of one summer that little Caitlin Jacob sees something so horrifying, so contradictory to the laws of the island, that she must share it with the others. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing. Gather the Daughters is a smoldering debut; dark and energetic, compulsively readable, Melamed's novel announces her as an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Reports on the Accounts of the Corporation of the City of Saint John for the Year Ending December 31 ... and Reports of City Officials with Sundry Accounts

Reports on the Accounts of the Corporation of the City of Saint John for the Year Ending December 31 ... and Reports of City Officials with Sundry Accounts
  • Author : Saint John (N.B.)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1901
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112097369547

Reports on the Accounts of the Corporation of the City of Saint John for the Year Ending December 31 ... and Reports of City Officials with Sundry Accounts Book Review:

Our Library

Our Library
  • Author : Library Association (Portland, Or.),Library Association of Portland
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1913
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112079511850

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North Haven

North Haven
  • Author : Sarah Moriarty
  • Publisher : Little A
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-06-01
  • ISBN : 1503941523

North Haven Book Review:

Sarah Moriarty's stunning debut is a portrait of the family scars and faults passed along the generations, brilliantly capturing life on the Maine coastline, where time seems to stand still even as the waters never stop moving. On an island in Maine, four siblings arrive at their sprawling, old summer place for the Fourth of July. It's the Willoughbys' first summer without their parents, and their beloved house is falling apart. When a substantial offer is made on the estate, the two brothers and two sisters are forced to confront issues they had hoped to keep hidden. An homage to the layers and limits of the family bond, North Haven explores the shifting allegiances between siblings as they contend with their inheritance, the truth of family lore, and even the veracity of their own memories. This lyrical and moving novel delves into the secret world that exists between parents, one their children don't fully understand, much as they may think they do.

The Mayor's Message with Accompanying Documents, to the Municipal Assembly of the City of St. Louis ...

The Mayor's Message with Accompanying Documents, to the Municipal Assembly of the City of St. Louis ...
  • Author : Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1894
  • ISBN : CHI:096598342

The Mayor's Message with Accompanying Documents, to the Municipal Assembly of the City of St. Louis ... Book Review:

Crimes Against a Book Club

Crimes Against a Book Club
  • Author : Kathy Cooperman
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-05-01
  • ISBN : 1503942988

Crimes Against a Book Club Book Review:

Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash-fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son's expensive therapy. Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they'll combine Sarah's looks and Annie's brains to sell a "luxury" antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie's La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough, until Annie decides to add a special-and oh-so-illegal-ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground. Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one another.

The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter

The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter
  • Author : Janne S. Drangsholt
  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Pages : 500
  • Relase : 2018-04
  • ISBN : 1683247531

The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter Book Review:

"A neurotic Norwegian mother of three small children and an overworked literature professor with an overactive imagination, Ingrid feels like her life's always on the brink of chaos. Forced to join an academic mission to Saint Petersburg to promote international cooperation, Ingrid finds herself at a crossroads while drinking too much cough syrup"--

The Twits

The Twits
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2007-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781101653012

The Twits Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.

The Mayor's Message with Accompanying Documents, to the Municipal Assembly of the City of Saint Louis ...

The Mayor's Message with Accompanying Documents, to the Municipal Assembly of the City of Saint Louis ...
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1893
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112044292479

The Mayor's Message with Accompanying Documents, to the Municipal Assembly of the City of Saint Louis ... Book Review:

Includes reports of the heads of the various municipal departments.

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message
  • Author : Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1863
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068544843

Mayor's Message Book Review:

Includes reports of the heads of the various municipal departments.

Only the Truth

Only the Truth
  • Author : Adam Croft
  • Publisher : Adam Croft
  • Pages : 307
  • Relase : 2017-03
  • ISBN :

Only the Truth Book Review:

He's not the perfect husband. But he is the perfect suspect. Dan Cooper has never been the perfect husband to Lisa. He travels for work and plays the carefree bachelor when he can. But now, on a solo business trip, in a remote coastal hotel, he’s surprised to find Lisa in his bathroom. She’s dead. He has no idea how she got there but one chilling fact is clear: everything points to Dan having murdered her. Someone is trying to frame him. Someone who might still be watching. In a panic, he goes on the run. But even as he flees across Europe, his unknown enemy stacks up the evidence against him. Dan is determined to clear his name and take revenge on Lisa’s killer, but the culprit is closing in. And then there’s the agony of his own guilty conscience. No, he didn’t kill her—but is it all his fault?