Carmel Simpson is having an affair with Carson Wetzel. Filled with guilt, she tells Carson that she wants to end their relationship and renew her efforts to be a good wife. Carson begs for just one more day with her; she agrees. At the end of this special day of driving along the Ohio River, Carson takes her to his home in Ripley, Ohio for the first time. There, without warning he locks her into a small apartment in the basement telling her he just can't let her go. Reported missing by her husband, the husband becomes a suspect in her disappearance. Carmel believes that everything she values is lost. She sinks into depression and suicidal behavior. However, the resident spirit of the house, Tut Jackson has other ideas about what she should do with her life. This book is about a ghost who is seeking his lost family, a ghost hunter who is seeking him, a depressed and desperate woman and her struggle for survival, as well as the swamp of personal relationships and how one can get bogged down in it.

Author Saundra Crum Akers
Isbn 1482319195
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 324
Language English
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Imaginary friend Budo narrates this heartwarming story of love, loyalty, and the power of the imagination—the perfect read for anyone who has ever had a friend . . . real or otherwise Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear. Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger's Syndrome, but most just say he's "on the spectrum." None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can't protect Max from Mrs. Patterson, the woman who works with Max in the Learning Center and who believes that she alone is qualified to care for this young boy. When Mrs. Patterson does the unthinkable and kidnaps Max, it is up to Budo and a team of imaginary friends to save him—and Budo must ultimately decide which is more important: Max's happiness or Budo's very existence. Narrated by Budo, a character with a unique ability to have a foot in many worlds—imaginary, real, child, and adult— Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend touches on the truths of life, love, and friendship as it races to a heartwarming . . . and heartbreaking conclusion.

Author Matthew Dicks
Isbn 1250024005
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-08-21
Pages 320
Language English
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Jesus is very candid about what He calls us to do, whether it’s prayer, love, confession, judgment, or even just to trust in Him. But often the last thing we do is the first thing He requires, which is to simply obey. Obey is a candid look at the way Jesus calls us to live through His words and commands. It is a reflection of one follower’s journey, beginning on a mission in poor, rural South Africa, to fully appreciate the power of obedience to Jesus. What he found was that Jesus never gave unclear, ambiguous instructions for life—He was very straightforward. While His commands are not always easy, they are life-changing for those who choose to listen, pray, and act on them. Obey provides a challenging, but inspirational, starting point to achieving the power of the obedient life.

Author Alec C. Zacaroli
Isbn 1490837566
Genre Religion
Year 2014-06-23
Pages N.A
Language English
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In a society where love has been tainted and marriage destroyed by the ways of this world, Thirteen Months is the depiction of the ultimate love between a man and a woman, the way God intends it to be. In the face of unspeakable tragedy, every aspect of one couple’s adventures, both past and present, has forged the bond between them that will carry them into the center of God’s plan. As a physician finding himself in the heart-wrenching position of being totally and utterly helpless to save the love of his life, Don has no power to overcome this foe, save for his faith in God and the power of prayer. A romantic and deeply touching story, Thirteen Months seeks to inspire on every level. It reaches out not only to those finding themselves fighting for their lives, but for couples everywhere who desire more in their marriages and who need to see the fullness of love and depth of romance God desires for them.

Author Don Brobst
Isbn 9781449726799
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2011-06-08
Pages 428
Language English
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Widely considered the leading book involving nutrition and feeding infants and children, this revised edition offers practical advice that takes into account the most recent research into such topics as: emotional, cultural, and genetic aspects of eating; proper diet during pregnancy; breast-feeding versus; bottle-feeding; introducing solid food to an infant's diet; feeding the preschooler; and avoiding mealtime battles. An appendix looks at a wide range of disorders including allergies, asthma, and hyperactivity, and how to teach a child who is reluctant to eat. The author also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of giving young children vitamins.

Author Ellyn Satter
Isbn 1936693267
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2000-03-01
Pages 536
Language English
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Everyone loves pizza, right? Saver of parties, empty fridges and hangovers the world over – pizza has come to the rescue of the human race more times than is worth counting. So, if you can't imagine your world without dough, cheese and tomato, then this is the book for you. All things pizza are here – from its history and family tree, to world famous pizzerias and even an exploration into the pizza variants we love to hate (hamburger crust pizza anyone?). The Pizza Pilgrims, Thom and James Elliot, have spent years researching the best pizza that the world has to offer, all while running their own legendary pizza joints across the UK. Alongside pizza maps of their favourite global pizza cities (so you can conduct your very own pizza pilgrimage) the book is also packed with over 30 recipes to make sure you finally delete your local takeaway from speed dial #1. From an NY slice, to true Neapolitan pizza made in a frying pan, Pizza offers classic and new creations, including guest chefs' collabs, and the Pilgrims' very own Nutella pizza ring! Oven fresh and packed with interviews, pizza facts, movie scenes, world records and even pizza tattoos, Pizza is illustrated with all manner of pie-based fun and written with a hearty dose of humour. The perfect companion for the pizza lover in your life. Fact.

Author 9781787135154
Isbn 1787135160
Genre Cooking
Year 2020-11-12
Pages 256
Language English
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From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed coauthor of All American Boys and author of The Gospel of Winter comes a cool, contemplative spin on hot summer nights and the classic teen love story as two teens embark on a cross-country journey of the heart and soul. The point of living is learning how to love. That’s what Gpa says. To Hendrix and Corrina, both seventeen but otherwise alike only in their loneliness, that sounds like another line from a pop song that tries to promise kids that life doesn’t actually suck. Okay, so: love. Sure. The thing about Corrina—her adoptive parents are suffocating, trying to mold her into someone acceptable, predictable, like them. She’s a musician, itching for any chance to escape, become the person she really wants to be. Whoever that is. And Hendrix, he’s cool. Kind of a poet. But also kind of lost. His dad is dead and his mom is married to her job. Gpa is his only real family, but he’s fading fast from Alzheimer’s. Looking for any way to help the man who raised him, Hendrix has made Gpa an impossible promise—that he’ll get him back east to the hill where he first kissed his wife, before his illness wipes away all memory of her. One hot July night, Hendrix and Corrina decide to risk everything. They steal a car, spring Gpa from his assisted living facility, stuff Old Humper the dog into the back seat, and take off on a cross-country odyssey from LA to NY. With their parents, Gpa’s doctors, and the police all hot on their heels, Hendrix and Corrina set off to discover for themselves if what Gpa says is true—that the only stories that last are love stories.

Author Brendan Kiely
Isbn 1481429906
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 288
Language English
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FOREVER SWEETHEARTS is a nostalgic and poignant tale of young love gone awry, second chances, and new beginnings. Taylor Holland, forty-six, is a professor of women's studies at Michigan State University. She has been married for nearly twenty years to a criminology professor, Paul Holland, and has a nineteen-year-old daughter, Audra, attending Oxford University. After ignoring the underlying tensions in her marriage, they come into greater focus when Taylor receives a phone call from a hot new reality television series that reunites old lovers, called Forever Sweethearts. She is invited to appear on the show with her first love and college sweetheart, Vaughn Mitchell. Taylor had not seen Vaughn in twenty-five years--not since he inexplicably broke off their engagement, leaving her devastated and disillusioned. Though wary of going down that road again, Taylor agrees to participate in the reality series' reunion in New York City. Taylor hopes that by doing so she can finally put closure to that part of her life, where feelings and frustrations had continued to linger. She had not counted on Vaughn's determination to "make things right" or her renewed attraction to him. Vaughn Mitchell, forty-seven, is a Harvard Law School graduate and corporate lawyer living in Chicago. Divorced with a twenty-year-old daughter, Nicole, Vaughn seeks out his first love for old times' sake, stirring up memories and desires neither can ignore. After reuniting on Forever Sweethearts, a reluctant Taylor begins corresponding with Vaughn by e-mail, leading to discovery, rediscovery, passion, promise, and the bridging of twenty-five years that were lost in time, distance, and regrets.

Author R. Barri Flowers
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Genre Fiction
Year 2013-12-26
Pages N.A
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Quand j'ai eu deux ans, tous mes souvenirs avaient des mots, et tous mes mots avaient une signification. Mais seulement dans ma tête. Je n'ai jamais prononcé un seul mot. J'ai bientôt onze ans. Trouver sa voix Coup de cœur de John Green : " Enfermée dans son corps, mais l'esprit libre, Mélodie nous raconte son histoire avec tant de force que vous aurez l'impression de la vivre avec elle. "

Author Sharon m Draper
Isbn 2749925401
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-01-22
Pages 212
Language English
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From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary, comes another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson. Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.

Author Julie Murphy
Isbn 0062418378
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 432
Language English
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In Mirela Roznoveanu's new book of fiction, human love is everywhere but strangely hard to find. Love animates a world where the tangled web of sexuality, commitment, language, place, and history enthralls us with its tantalizing detours, its cruel pretenders, and its unexpected pleasures. These tumultuous pages introduce us to people we can instantly recognize and never forget. From adventures that vividly signal a lifetime's meaning each returns with something new-something utterly different from that which was sought. Here in her first major work in English, we find the pulsing, streaming vision of time, place, history and character that distinguishes Roznoveanu's work in her native Romanian. Roznoveanu restores a visionary spirit lost to English for two or more generations. These stories come to us in the circuitous wake of the great early modernists, offering prodigious healing power for the grave psychic wounds that have afflicted the human condition since the crucial turning point of 1945. The Life Manager and Other Stories scintillates with cascades of luminous images and narrative reversals that seize our attention and don't let go. This is a book to return to again and again for its endlessly intriguing glimpses of the elusive peace and joy our souls thirst for.

Author Mirela Roznoveanu
Isbn 0595766722
Genre Fiction
Year 2004-05-24
Pages 262
Language English
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Gathered into one volume, the first four short story collections of T.C. Boyle, winner of the 2015 Rea Award for the Short Story T. C. Boyle is one of the most inventive and wickedly funny short story writers at work today. Over the course of twenty-five years, Boyle has built up a body of short fiction that is remarkable in its range, richness, and exuberance. His stories have won accolades for their irony and black humor, for their verbal pyrotechnics, for their fascination with everything bizarre and queasy, and for the razor-sharp way in which they dissect America's obsession with image and materialism. Gathered together here are all of the stories that have appeared in his four previous collections, as well as seven that have never before appeared in book form. Together they comprise a book of small treasures, a definitive gift for Boyle fans and for every reader ready to discover the "ferocious, delicious imagination" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) of a "vibrant sensibility fully engaged with American society" (The New York Times).

Author T.C. Boyle
Isbn 1101573880
Genre Fiction
Year 1999-11-01
Pages 704
Language English
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1954. Françoise Sagan est une jeune fille de dix-huit ans comme les autres, ou presque. Le 15 mars, l’éditeur René Julliard publie le premier roman de Françoise Quoirez, dite Sagan, Bonjour tristesse, et tout change. Françoise devient riche et célèbre, noctambule et légendaire, culte et pourchassée. 2014. Romancière, Anne Berest se revêt « de la vie de Françoise pour oublier la sienne », et tisse sa jeune existence enlacée à celle de son aînée. Nous avons alors tout à la fois un roman, une biographie et une autofiction où, sous la plume merveilleuse d’Anne Berest, les vies de ces deux jeunes femmes n’en font plus qu’une. Et surtout, dans le miroir que vous tend le passé, le mythe Sagan rencontre l’éternelle jeunesse.

Author Anne Berest
Isbn 2234077060
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-30
Pages 198
Language English
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T. Coraghessan Boyle is regarded as one of America's greatest living short-story writers. This publication brings together all his stories into one volume.

Author T.C. Boyle
Isbn 1783781416
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-11-06
Pages 621
Language English
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***Lose up to 14lbs in just 28 days WHILST eating cheese and drinking wine!*** From Kate Harrison, the bestselling author behind the 5:2 Diet Book series, comes the brand new 4-week plan that will have you losing weight for good - without cutting out the foods you love. The Dirty Diet combines the revolutionary successes of fasting with the latest scientific findings about gut health. What does this mean? Results! Eat 600-700 calories two or three days a week and 1800 calories for the rest - using Kate's delicious recipes and meal plans - and you'll not only be losing weight but be feeling rejuvenated and healthier too. With recipes including 'Fuss-free Eggs Royale', 'Fast Flatbread Pizza' and 'Chicken Pasta Bake', you'll also discover: - how certain foods help you absorb nutrients without the calories; - how to look after your gut health so your digestion is improved; - how to harness the secrets of cultures where people live to ripe old ages; - and how you can drink wine and eat cheese without ruining your weight-loss plan. In short, discover a plan that is not only sustainable and achievable but celebrates food in all its glory. So whether you're sick of the limiting 'clean-eating' diets, or you just love food, if you're after a sustainable plan that will deliver the results you need - the Dirty Diet is for you.

Author Kate Harrison
Isbn 1409171299
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2018-03-22
Pages 384
Language English
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From the author of Away with Words, a deeply hilarious and unexpectedly insightful deep-dive into a cultural and culinary phenomenon: cheese. “Who knew it was possible to enjoy reading about cheese as much as eating it? Remarkably entertaining, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious, American Cheese goes far beyond the plastic yellow slices we all know, and some love, revealing a community as quirky, passionate, and creative as the cheese they put into the world.” — Jim Gaffigan, comedian/actor and New York Times bestselling author of Food: A Love Story Joe Berkowitz loves cheese. Or at least he thought he did. After stumbling upon an artisinal tasting at an upscale cheese shop one Valentine’s Day, he realized he’d hardly even scratched the surface. These cheeses were like nothing he had ever tasted—a visceral drug-punch that reverberated deliciousness—and they were from America. He felt like he was being let in a great cosmic secret, and instantly he was in love. This discovery inspired Joe to embark on the cheese adventure of a lifetime, spending a year exploring the subculture around cheese, from its trenches to its command centers. He dove headfirst into the world of artisan cheese; of premiere makers and mongers, cave-dwelling affineurs, dairy scientists, and restauranteurs. The journey would take him around the world, from the underground cheese caves in Paris to the mountains of Gruyere, leaving no curd unturned, all the while cultivating an appreciation for cheese and its place in society. Joe’s journey from amateur to aficionado eventually comes to mirror the rise of American cheese on the world stage. As he embeds with Team USA at an international mongering competition and makes cheese in the experimental vats at the Dairy Research Center in Wisconsin, one of the makers he meets along the way gears up to make America’s biggest splash ever at the World Cheese Awards. Through this odyssey of cheese, an unexpected culture of passionate cheesemakers is revealed, along with the extraordinary impact of one delicious dairy product.

Author Joe Berkowitz
Isbn 0062934902
Genre Cooking
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 304
Language English
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Who doesn't love a good casserole? Hot and bubbly, topped with melting cheese or golden crumbs, casseroles are the very definition of comfort food. They're super-simple to prepare...just pop it in the oven and out comes a hearty dish the whole family will love. 101 Cozy Casseroles is packed with tried & true recipes that will have a scrumptious dinner on the table in a snap.

Author Gooseberry Patch
Isbn 1612810969
Genre Cooking
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 112
Language English
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LEARN THE CULINARY ART OF ITALIAN COOKING Ciao! Italian cooking is one of the most delightful cooking in the world. The sauces, the meats, the cheeses, the pastas – there is something in it for everyone! But what if you could truly capture that magnificent taste of Italy? Imagine your family closing their eyes and savoring every bite they take exploding with mouth-watering flavor. Imagine the cheese stretching from here to kingdom come with every scrumptious gooey bite of heaven that will have everybody saying "Mamma Mia!" Can it get any better than that? Yes it can! "Excel Italian Cooking" is not solely about the dishes themselves, although that is a huge part of it. You’ll experience so much more. Here's a sample taste of what you'll get: - Italian Food Culture and History. You will learn about the culture and the history of the food in Italy. This includes some really interesting information very few people know outside of Italy. - Factors for Italian Cooking. There are factors that come into play when it comes to Italian cooking that will be touched on. These include: health issues, others' consideration, intense flavors, cooking styles, and prep understanding. - Breakfast Recipes. The extra rich boldness of the Italian breakfast that will fill you up quickly in small quantity size to save the best for later in the day. - Lunch Recipes. The full-hearty authentic taste of what is means to be Italian. And no, we're not talking about your American pizza and spaghetti. - Dinner Recipes. The Italian restaurant fine dining can be brought home and made within your very own kitchen with these dinner recipes for the Epitome of the Eataly Experience. ...and that's just for starters. If you really want to get into the art of Italian cooking, then "Excel Italian Cooking" will give you everything there is you need to know to get started from the history, the culture, and best of all, the food. Wow your family and friends at your next get-together with a delicious Italian feast, where they’ll wonder what is your secret sauce to this (muah!) "perfetto" cooking. Buon appetito!

Author Excel Cooking
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Genre Cooking
Year 2016-07-29
Pages 78
Language English
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Icône du journalisme en Amérique, Vivian Gornick a surtout connu le succès en Amérique avec ses textes autobiographiques. Le plus « culte » , Attachement féroce, publié en 1987, paraît pour la première fois en français. Dans la lignée de L'Année de la pensée magique de Didion ou de Pourquoi être heureux quand on peut être normal ? de Jeanette Winterson, Gornick s'empare d'un sujet universel : les relations mère-fille. Dès les premières pages, on tombe sous le charme de cette mère puissante et terrible. Vivian raconte l'amour fou qui les lie et leurs marches dans la ville. Elles arpentent New York et leur vie, avec une lucidité qui frappe en plein coeur.

Author Vivian Gornick
Isbn 2743638982
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2017-02-01T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 224
Language English
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Une héroïne attachante, pétillante et pleine d'humour Willowdean est ronde, et alors ? Pas besoin d'être super slim pour s'assumer. Jusqu'au jour où elle rencontre Bo, qui porte un peu trop bien son nom, et ne tarde pas à lui voler un baiser. Mais peut-il vraiment l'aimer ? On lui a tellement dit que les filles comme elle ne sont que des seconds rôles. Un seul moyen de retrouver confiance en elle : faire la chose la plus inimaginable qui soit... s'inscrire au concours de beauté local présidé par sa propre mère, ex-miss au corps filiforme. Entraînant dans son sillage tout un groupe de candidates hors normes, Will va prouver au monde, et surtout à elle-même, qu'elle aussi a sa place sous les projecteurs. Il me dit que je suis belle. Je me dis que je suis grosse. Et si j'étais les deux en même temps ?

Author Julie Murphy
Isbn 2749930634
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-05-12
Pages 319
Language English
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