No Filter

Author: Orlagh Collins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681197251

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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This poignant, sweepingly romantic debut novel told in dual POVs is perfect for fans of Everything, Everything and All the Bright Places. Anyone who follows Emerald on her social media accounts only sees a perfect life-her loving, wealthy family, tight-knit circle of friends, and devoted internet following. But the truth hides behind the scenes of her perfectly framed, filtered photos. . . Emerald's family is far from happy, and when she finds her mom unconscious on the bathroom floor, she can no longer keep it a secret. Sent to stay with her grandmother in a small beach town while her mother recovers and her father works non-stop, Emerald fears the long, lonely summer ahead of her . . . until she meets Liam. He's an aspiring songwriter with his own baggage, but neither of them can deny their connection. With secrets and lies all that they're used to, can Emerald and Liam really fall for each other-brave and true-with no filter? This fresh, funny, and poignant debut from Orlagh Collins is refreshingly grounded and sweepingly romantic all at once.

The Tender Heart

Conquering Your Insecurity

Author: Joseph Nowinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743214841

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Insight, explanations, and practical solutions for overcoming insecurity and sensitivity -- from a top psychologist In simple language, Joseph Nowinski explains that insecurity is not a flaw or shortcoming, but rather a personality trait that reflects both temperament and life experiences. And, most important, he shows how insecurity can be conquered so that one can thrive -- especially in work and love. The first book to investigate insecurity, The Tender Heart sheds light on its common causes and provides guidelines for overcoming the self-doubt, debilitating self-consciousness, and chronic lack of confidence that prevent many people from enjoying life to its fullest. Combining personality quizzes and case histories of people who have conquered their insecurities, The Tender Heart offers expert advice on: Healing insecurity Avoiding emotional predators who seek out sensitive people Coping with a tough-hearted partner or colleague Finding your emotional mate Raising children who are self-confident The Tender Heart is for anyone who has experienced times when their own insecurity or the insecurity of others has interfered with valued relationships or prevented them from realizing their potential.

The Afterlives

Author: Thomas Pierce

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594632537

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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"A spiritual love story that asks the question: what happens after we die? Set in a parallel USA"--

Tiny Beautiful Things

Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Author: Cheryl Strayed

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307949338

Category: Self-Help

Page: 353

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Collects top-selected postings on life and relationships from The Rumpus' popular "Dear Sugar" online column, sharing recommendations on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships. Original. 40,000 first printing.

The Beach Trees

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101528587

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes the story of one woman’s journey into a secret past—and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi... Working at an auction house in New York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister. Monica Guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life. Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait—as well as custody of her young son. Taking him to Biloxi, Mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a surprising family history.... INCLUDES A READERS GUIDE AND AN EXCERPT OF DREAMS OF FALLING

Though My Heart Is Torn

The Cadence of Grace

Author: Joanne Bischof

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601424248

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Gideon O’Riley has two wives—but he doesn’t know it. Settling into a simple life in the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, Lonnie and Gideon O’Riley have finally found happiness after the rocky start to their marriage. The roguish bluegrass musician has fallen in love with his gentle wife and the God she serves, and Lonnie rests secure in his tenderness for her and their young son. A heartless ruse interupts their peace, bringing them back to Rocky Knob—and forces them to face the claims of Cassie Allan, a woman who says she is Gideon’s rightful wife. As Gideon wades into the depths of his past choices, Lonnie is stunned by the revelations. She has no choice but to navigate this new path, knowing that surviving the devastating blow will take every ounce of strength she has. While Gideon’s guilt and his bitterness towards Cassie threatens to burn up his fledgling faith, Lonnie wrestles to find the courage to trust the God who brought them together in the first place. Will their hard-earned love be able to conquer all? Lonnie only wanted her husband’s love. Now that he belongs to another, can she surrender Gideon to a God with a bigger plan?

Alternative Remedies for Loss

Author: Joanna Cantor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635571723

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A slyly funny coming-of-age novel about a young woman fumbling her way into the mysteries of loss and the travails of adulthood as she tries to make sense of a vanished mother's legacy. When 22-year-old Olivia learned that her mother had only months to live, she pulled up roots, leaving Vassar and her career plans far behind to be with her mother for her last days. And yet, just four months after her mother's death, everyone in Olivia's family already seems ready to move on. Her brothers are settled comfortably in careers and families of their own; her father has already started to date again, inviting a woman named June on a family trip. Still reeling from the loss, Olivia looks for a new start of her own, throwing herself headlong into Manhattan's fast-moving media world, where she is alternately demeaned by bosses and pursued by men. But as Olivia tries to piece together an adulthood without her mother to guide her, she makes a shocking discovery: a secret romantic correspondence her mother had with a man who only signed each letter "F.†? As she tries to untangle the mystery of F, Olivia will journey halfway across the world, to an ashram in rural India, on a quest that will reconfigure everything Olivia thought she knew about her family and her own place in an increasingly complex world. A profoundly moving and keenly observed contemplation of the debts we owe to the past and the ways we discover our futures, Alternative Remedies for Loss is the rare sort of book that can break and mend your heart in a single and unforgettable read.

Hard to Fight

Author: Bella Jewel

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466891351

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice. Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget. **Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA** "Funny, sassy and sexy, with an anti-hero you won't soon forget!" - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Chantal Fernando

Endless Heart

Author: Emma Lang

Publisher: Beth Williamson

ISBN: 1943089299

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Lettie Brown had lived her life in the shadow of violence and unhappiness. Finally at home in Forestville, Wyoming, she tries to live a normal life, although she doesn’t know how. Working at The Blue Plate and printing the town newspaper makes her content, if not happy. When a stranger stumbles into her life, everything changes. Shane Murphy is a shell of a man, destroyed by the aftermath of the war and his personal tragedies, along with his penchant for cheap whiskey. When he lands, literally, on Lettie’s feet, his future takes a hard right turn. Together they find a bond unbreakable as steel and undeniable as life itself. As they stumble through a relationship that should not have been, coincidence becomes design and a deep love takes root, one that cannot be denied. Will their pasts destroy their future or will love and an ancient magic bring the happiness they deserve?

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476789029

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Taking the literary world by storm, Eimear McBride’s internationally praised debut is one of the most acclaimed novels in recent years; it is “subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed” (Eleanor Catton). Eimear McBride’s debut tells, with astonishing insight and in riveting detail, the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother, the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour, and her harrowing sexual awakening. Not so much a stream-of-consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing plunges inside its narrator’s head, exposing her world firsthand. This isn’t always comfortable—but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to religion to addiction, and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity, and mordant wit. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny, and alarming. It is a book you will never forget.

The Translator

A Novel

Author: Nina Schuyler

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453298991

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Schuyler writes with piercing intelligence and real insight into the complex worlds of literary translation and human relationships.” —Ellen Sussman, author of the New York Times bestselling novel French Lessons When renowned translator Hanne Schubert falls down a flight of stairs, she suffers from an unusual but real condition—the loss of her native language. Speaking only Japanese, a language learned later in life, she leaves for Japan. There, to Hanne’s shock, the Japanese novelist whose work she recently translated confronts her publicly for sabotaging his work. Reeling, Hanne seeks out the inspiration for the author’s novel—a tortured, chimerical actor, once a master in the art of Noh theater. Through their passionate, volatile relationship, Hanne is forced to reexamine how she has lived her life, including her estranged relationship with her daughter. In elegant and understated prose, Nina Schuyler offers a deeply moving and mesmerizing story about language, love, and the transcendence of family.

Exposure

A Love Story

Author: Tracy Ewens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997683844

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307593627

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER National Book Critics Circle Award Winner PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Best Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

The Last Werewolf

Author: Glen Duncan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030759663X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart. Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Now just over 200 years old, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for good scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a hunger for meat that drives him crazy each full moon. Although he is physically healthy, Jake has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups--one new, one ancient--with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.

The Secret Life of Bees

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101010967

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Someone

A Novel

Author: Alice McDermott

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429969423

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections—of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age—come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott's deft, lyrical voice. Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work. A seemingly innocuous encounter with a young woman named Pegeen sets the bittersweet tone of this remarkable novel. Pegeen describes herself as an "amadan," a fool; indeed, soon after her chat with Marie, Pegeen tumbles down her own basement stairs. The magic of McDermott's novel lies in how it reveals us all as fools for this or that, in one way or another. Marie's first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents' deaths; the births and lives of Marie's children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today. A Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

A Curable Romantic

Author: Joseph Skibell

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715644645

Category: Fiction

Page: 626

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As far as romance goes, Jakob Sammelsohn is fairly incurable. A young Jewish oculist, he is twice married - once divorced and once widowed - all by the age of twelve. He finally flees his small village and his pious, vengeful father, and makes his way to dazzling Vienna. Surrounded by intellectuals on the forefront of knowledge and living in a place bustling with innovation, Jakob begins to think he was followed; a dybbuk, a demonic spirit from Yiddish folklore who was once his unwanted bride, trails Jakob throughout the novel and challenges his beliefs in a world of science. Travelling from Vienna to Warsaw, Jakob is patronized by three mentors, all real-life luminaries: Sigmund Freud, who is just beginning to raise eyebrows with his early work in psychoanalysis; L. L. Zamenhof, the founder of Esperanto, the utopian international-language movement to promote brotherhood; and Rav Kalonymos Kalmish Szapira, a rabbi who refuses to abandon his faith in the darkest moments of the Nazi genocide. Skibell skilfully combines Jakob's fictional tale with the facts of these men's lives, weaving each of the threads into a love story stretching decades, and with each stirs up debate about the purpose of faith in the modern world.

The Art of Fielding

A Novel

Author: Chad Harbach

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316192163

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.