With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others. For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined. Before I Fall is now a major motion picture Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley. Named to numerous state reading lists, the novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.

Author ,
Isbn 0061987492
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2010-03-02
Pages 544
Language English
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Welcome to Poplar Grove, a farming community with three generations of Dutch-Canadians. Life in the New World has not become less complicated as the decades have passed, and now, a set of dying customs is about to collide with the ways of a new generation. The balance is shifting between people comfortable holding hymnals and cleaning cows’ teats and those who are uneasy with traditional expectations. A young woman grapples with contradiction between the pious appearance of her best friend’s family and the bits of reality she hears in her friend’s confidences; a woman mourns the loss of her disabled son, but also wishes to end the ritual state of mourning; a girl finds herself stranded on the battlefield between her new-age brother and her Old World parents. These people are bound by time-worn expectations and the demands of an agricultural life. With humour and insight, author Patricia Westerhof examines a place where opposing ideologies mingle, and a community struggles to redefine who and what they are.

Author Patricia Westerhof
Isbn 1897142641
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 160
Language English
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Catch Me When I Fall is a chilling novel of murder, madness and a woman on the edge from the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French You're a whirlwind. A success. You're living life on the edge. But who'll catch you when you fall? Holly Krauss is a city girl burning the candle at both ends. Despite a comfortable home life, a tough job and friends who admire her, she secretly enjoys taking reckless, dangerous walks on the wild side. But Holly can't keep those worlds separate forever. Soon enough her secret life bleeds into her safe one and everything spirals out of control. She's making mistakes at home and at work, owes money to the wrong people - and now it seems that someone's stalking her. Could it just be paranoia or is she in very real danger? And who can you trust when you can no longer trust yourself?

Author Nicci French
Isbn 0141918489
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-03-06
Pages 416
Language English
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I don't understand it. I've still got muscles, tendons, sinews, whatnots – nothing's changed skeleton wise, body wise. It's still all intact. Yet it doesn't work. It won't move itself. Leaping barriers of age, sexuality and gender, Gloria prepares to dance the Can Can one last time. Written and performed by the pioneering Claire Dowie, When I Fall If I Fall tells Gloria's story, a story about growing up feeling different and not fitting in... With this new work, Dowie continues her ground-breaking subversion of gender expectations and stereotypes. This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in August 2019.

Author Claire Dowie
Isbn 1350141674
Genre Drama
Year 2019-09-09
Pages 48
Language English
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2015 Christy Award finalist! Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime. Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away. Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.

Author Susan May Warren
Isbn 1414396171
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-06-20
Pages 396
Language English
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'Fresh, compelling and compassionate' AMANDA JENNINGS 'An unusually gripping and authentic police procedural.' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB, selected for Paperback of the Week __________________________ A gritty, heart-stopping crime thriller that will have you utterly obsessed. We were told to meet at a rooftop bar. Four friends, bound by one terrible secret. No one knew why we were there. Then we saw a woman, watched as she fell from the edge and plunged to her death. The police think it's suicide, but I know better. Someone is sending a message. Now they're coming for us. __________________________ Praise for Merilyn Davies: 'A breath-taking, page-turning read' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'Assured, fresh, engrossing' MEL SHERRATT 'Compassionately, confidently and beautifully written' STEVE MOSBY

Author Merilyn Davies
Isbn 1473562236
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-03-01
Pages 384
Language English
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Jennifer McKinnon is convinced there are no more knights in shining armor-at least not in Manhattan. Little does she know that a hero of legendary chivalry waits her...800 years in the past.

Author Lynn Kurland
Isbn 1101007281
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-04-24
Pages 464
Language English
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The boy stepped Outside, and he did not die. Will has never been Outside, at least not since he can remember. For most of his young life he has lived happily – and safely – Inside his small house with his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics at the thought of opening the front door. But Will’s curiosity can’t be contained. Clad in a hockey helmet to protect himself from unknown dangers, he finally ventures Outside – and braces himself for disaster. What he finds instead will change everything. Will embraces his newfound freedom and soon befriends Jonah, an artistic loner who introduces him to the high-flying thrills of skateboarding. But life Outside quickly grows complicated. When a local boy goes missing, Will is pulled further away from the confines of his closed-off world and thrust headfirst into the throes of early adulthood and the criminal underbelly of city life. All the while his mother must grapple with her greatest fear: will she be brave enough to save her son? In dazzling, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written a beautifully tender and emotionally resonant story about family and friendship, overcoming our fears, and learning when to protect the ones we love and when to let them fall.

Author Michael Christie
Isbn 0771023669
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-01-20
Pages 288
Language English
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Brooke and Heath should never have become friends, let alone fallen in love A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink where she works, but she no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally. When Brooke encounters Calvin’s younger brother, Heath, on the side of the road and offers him a ride, everything changes. She needs someone to talk to…and so does Heath. No one else understands what it’s like. Her brother, alive but gone; his brother, dead but everywhere. Soon, they’re meeting in secret, despite knowing that both families would be horrified if they found out. In the place of his anger and her guilt, something frighteningly tender begins to develop, drawing them ever closer together. But when a new secret comes out about the murder, Brooke has to choose whose pain she’s willing to live with—her family’s or Heath’s. Because she can’t heal one without hurting the other.

Author Abigail Johnson
Isbn 148803883X
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2019-01-08
Pages 304
Language English
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’A heart-breaking tale of love, grief and devotion’ THE SUN ‘Exceptionally beautiful, emotionally charged and inspirational’ MIRANDA DICKINSON, Sunday Times bestseller ‘A wonderfully told tale of devastation, grief and ultimately hope’ KATHRYN HUGHES, bestselling author of THE LETTER and THE SECRET

Author S.D. Robertson
Isbn 0008100705
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-02-09
Pages 432
Language English
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After a duke's betrayal, the resilient Sarah Forrester reinvents herself as society's leading light-the life of the party. It's all a façade of course. When an old friend returns to London, he's determined to rediscover the true and trusting Sarah he once knew. But it'll take more than a kiss and a promise-it might even call for an innocent and necessary deception.

Author Kate Noble
Isbn 1101561467
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 352
Language English
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Four university friends, four devastating secrets. I’m really sorry for what I’m about to do... It’s fifteen years since graduation, and Connie, Jonas, JJ and Layla have managed to remain close despite the odds. They’ve supported each other, but are some things too big for friendship? Connie is desperate to maintain the veneer of perfect family life. Jonas is feeling the pressure at work. Layla’s career is unravelling thanks to her ill mother JJ’s past is catching up with him. When they stumble and fall, who will be there to catch them? A truly powerful and unforgettable story of love, friendship, and real life, If I Fall is perfect for readers of Alice Peterson, Amanda Prowse and Lianne Moriarty. Praise for Ella Harper: ‘You won’t be able to stop reading’ Heat Magazine 'Such a beautifully heart-breaking novel, written with such poise, strength and power.' The Writing Garnet 'I couldn’t put it down. I went without sleep to finish this book... If I Fall would definitely make my 2018 must-read list' Writerly Ways 'Highly recommended, but be prepared for tears!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘This book was heartbreaking but beautiful...Such a joy to read, while holding back tears’ Til Then Smile Often ‘Only very rarely does a book come along that captures me and engages me as much as this one did... But don't despair, the ending was uplifting and filled with promise’ Bookish Bits ‘I finished the book with a whopping big lump in my throat but with joy in my heart’ JaffaReads ‘Wonderful, heart-breaking and poignant... The story touched me to the core with its deeply moving plot, beautiful characters and a unique, inspiring and insightful plot’ Read Day and Night ‘A great book to curl up with’ Daily Mail ‘I had tears in my eyes’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs ‘A beautiful emotional story... I shed quite a few tears while reading this book. It's a marvellous must-read’ With Love for Books ‘I have a feeling this book will stay with me for a long time’ Lilac Mills ‘Warm, perceptive and razor sharp. It’s everything you want from a novel’ Veronica Henry

Author Ella Harper
Isbn 1911420461
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-01-22
Pages 300
Language English
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest. ______ Lia Lee 1982-2012 Lia Lee died on August 31, 2012. She was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. Until the day of her death, her family cared for her lovingly at home.

Author Anne Fadiman
Isbn 9781429931113
Genre Social Science
Year 1998-09-30
Pages 352
Language English
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Following the success of Catarine's shades of lovers, sometimes i fall asleep thinking about you is a look into the process of recovering after a particularly bad love. sometimes i fall asleep thinking about you is a collection of poetry on the feeling of never getting closure, that lingering longing you still get even when you know you shouldn't, and how it feels to finally be able to say, “I have finally let you go,” after years of struggling to find the words.

Author Catarine Hancock
Isbn 1771682353
Genre Poetry
Year 2021-04-06
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

2015 Christy Award finalist! Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime. Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away. Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.

Author Susan May Warren
Isbn 1414396171
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-06-20
Pages 396
Language English
File format PDF

Catch Me When I Fall is a chilling novel of murder, madness and a woman on the edge from the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French You're a whirlwind. A success. You're living life on the edge. But who'll catch you when you fall? Holly Krauss is a city girl burning the candle at both ends. Despite a comfortable home life, a tough job and friends who admire her, she secretly enjoys taking reckless, dangerous walks on the wild side. But Holly can't keep those worlds separate forever. Soon enough her secret life bleeds into her safe one and everything spirals out of control. She's making mistakes at home and at work, owes money to the wrong people - and now it seems that someone's stalking her. Could it just be paranoia or is she in very real danger? And who can you trust when you can no longer trust yourself?

Author Nicci French
Isbn 0141918489
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-03-06
Pages 416
Language English
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From the New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes the first novel in a riveting Historical Romance series about unforeseen love, impossible choices, and daring second chances... A Mail Order Bride He Doesn’t Want—A Woman He Can’t Resist. The problem is that Nancy Mitchell can’t marry the man her father chose for her. Her only escape from the arrangement is to find another husband quick—so she concocts a desperate plan and agrees to become a mail order bride. When a drastic change in circumstances dumps her into the arms of Hal Grayson, a handsome, grieving man who hates her family, she is forced to rethink her hastily made plan. Can her fierce resolve and inner strength help him piece his world together again even when her own begins to unravel? “Beautifully written. Much more than just a romance.”—Old Book Barn Gazette “The Grayson family and extended family are a wonder to explore. I hope they will make it into a tv miniseries.” ~Yolanda Gutierrez “A real page turner. This story has depth and heart.!”—Tammy Hooper *New Cover—same great book! Completely and professionally re-edited for your reading pleasure.

Author Wendy Lindstrom
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-01-03
Pages 286
Language English
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Her entire life has been a lie. Being with Eli is the most honest thing she’s ever done. Parker Hauser lives the perfect life and knows exactly where she's been and where she's going. Parker has to be perfect. Perfect grades, perfect body, perfect life. Until she meets Eli Winter. Eli throws her entire life into chaos when he denies her the one thing she wants from him. One chance encounter stokes her desire for the man who refused to touch her and left her questioning everything. When Parker tries to help his new business, the spotlight turns on Eli's military record. And sins from the war he's tried to forget may come back to destroy them both.

Author Jessica Scott
Isbn 1942102186
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 248
Language English
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I thought I could do this. I thought I could leave the war behind. I was wrong. I can’t do this. I can’t go to class and pretend like everything is normal. That I’m normal. I’m not. I’ve lost everything that matters to me. But I made a promise. And if I’m going to keep that promise, I have to focus. I have to pretend that I belong on this southern campus that drips with old money. And I have to pass stats. That’s where Beth comes in. I’m terrified she’ll see through me. That the careful lies and easy smile won’t be enough to convince her that everything is fine. That she’ll see how broken I really am. But there’s something about her that draws me closer. A sadness in her eyes that am powerless to resist. I should walk away. Protect her from the broken, darkness in me. Before we both fall into something neither of us can control Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father’s life. Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She’ll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family. Noah Warren doesn’t know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he’s going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn’t break his promises. Except he doesn’t count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him. A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.

Author Jessica Scott
Isbn 1942102151
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 300
Language English
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A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death. Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange. Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don’t. I believe in love in four days. I believe in falling. Both teenagers have big dreams, but also big obstacles to overcome. ‘Promise me you won’t try to die,’ I said. ‘Ever.’ ‘Promise me you won’t either,’ he countered. ‘It’s not really something I can control.’

Author Eileen Merriman
Isbn 0143770942
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-01-02
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF