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Bright Precious Thing

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ISBN10 : 0525510060

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home comes a moving memoir about how the women’s movement revolutionized and saved her life, from the 1960s to the #MeToo era. In a voice as candid as it is evocative, Gail Caldwell traces a path from her west Texas girlhood through her emergence as a young daredevil, then as a feminist—a journey that reflected seismic shifts in the culture itself. Caldwell’s travels took her to California and Mexico and dark country roads, and the dangers she encountered were rivaled only by the personal demons she faced. Bright Precious Thing is the captivating story of a woman’s odyssey, her search for adventure giving way to something more profound: the evolution of a writer and a woman, a struggle to embrace one’s life as a precious thing. Told against a contrasting backdrop of the present day, including the author’s friendship with a young neighborhood girl, Bright Precious Thing unfolds with the same heart and narrative grace of Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home, called “a lovely gift to readers” by The Washington Post. Bright Precious Thing is a book about finding, then protecting, what we cherish most.

Great And Precious Things

Author : Rebecca Yarros

ISBN10 : 1640638172

Publisher : Entangled: Amara

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are? Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return. But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark. If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will... Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we're willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.

Precious Thing

Author : Colette McBeth

ISBN10 : 1472205960

Publisher : Headline

Number of Pages : 236

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Remember the person you sat next to on your first day at school? Still your best friend? Or disappeared from your life for good? In PRECIOUS THING, Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last for ever. They met when Rachel was the new girl in class and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Now in their late twenties Rachel has everything while Clara's life is spiralling further out of control. Then Clara vanishes. Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you've shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it.

Bright Precious Thing

Author : Gail Caldwell

ISBN10 : 0525510060

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home comes a moving memoir about how the women’s movement revolutionized and saved her life, from the 1960s to the #MeToo era. In a voice as candid as it is evocative, Gail Caldwell traces a path from her west Texas girlhood through her emergence as a young daredevil, then as a feminist—a journey that reflected seismic shifts in the culture itself. Caldwell’s travels took her to California and Mexico and dark country roads, and the dangers she encountered were rivaled only by the personal demons she faced. Bright Precious Thing is the captivating story of a woman’s odyssey, her search for adventure giving way to something more profound: the evolution of a writer and a woman, a struggle to embrace one’s life as a precious thing. Told against a contrasting backdrop of the present day, including the author’s friendship with a young neighborhood girl, Bright Precious Thing unfolds with the same heart and narrative grace of Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home, called “a lovely gift to readers” by The Washington Post. Bright Precious Thing is a book about finding, then protecting, what we cherish most.

Place Of Execution

Author : Val McDermid

ISBN10 : 144340182X

Publisher : HarperCollins Canada

Number of Pages : 560

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Winter 1963: two children have disappeared in Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: 13-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from the isolated Derbyshire hamlet of Scardale. For the young George Bennett it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the inner city; an outcome that reverberates down the years. Decades later he tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when her book is poised for publication, Bennett tries to pull the plug. He has new information that he will not divulge, and that threatens the very foundation of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A taut psychological thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multilayered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know...

Precious Little Thing

Author : Lexy Timms

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Publisher : Dark Shadow Publishing

Number of Pages : 235

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The Boss is back! From Bestselling Author, Lexy Timms, comes a billionaire romance that'll make you swoon and fall in love all over again. Mark had everything: a beautiful wife about to have their first child, a country club the rich and the famous flock to, the kind of life that anyone would dream of living. And then Erica walked out on him, and everything fell apart. Now, he's struggling to juggle caring for a newborn with running the country club. Between the sleep deprivation and the long days, he's struggling to even keep himself going, let alone handle the rest of it. His brother and sister-in-law are there to help, of course, but they have their own lives to live, and there's only so much they can do. In the midst of everything else, Mark finds his attention captured by a beautiful, dark-eyed woman. She's intelligent, wealthy, and looking for more than membership at the club. And Mark is inclined to give her what she wants. But he can't stop thinking about the woman who left him. Can't stop hoping to get back the family he thought he was building with her. Who will he choose when he's forced to decide between the woman he married and the one he thinks he might be falling for in her absence? Managing the Bosses Series: The Boss The Boss Too Who's the Boss Now * Gift for the Boss (Christmas Novella) Love the Boss I Do the Boss Wife to the Boss Employed by the Boss Brother to the Boss Senior Advisor to the Boss Forever the Boss Christmas with the Boss NOW COMING: Billionaire in Control Billionaire Makes Millions Billionaire at Work Mark's Story - Precious Little Thing Mark's Story - Priceless Love This is steamy romance, NOT erotica Search Terms: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary FICTION / Romance / New Adult FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy F, sexy, hot and steamy, sport romance, hired wife, fake girlfriend, happily ever after, sweet love story, romance love, romance love triangle, new adult romance, billionaire obsession, contemporary romance and sex, romance billionaire series, free kindle romance, melody anne billionaire bachelors series, billionaire romance, holiday, holiday romance, romance, billionaire, true love, love and life, FICTION / Romance / Contemporary FICTION / Romance / New Adult FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy FICTION / Romance / Suspense FICTION / Romance / General

Let's Take the Long Way Home

Author : Gail Caldwell

ISBN10 : 1588369897

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1924

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A near-perfect memoir: beautiful, humble, intimate and filled with piercing insights. Meant to be savored and shared.”—Time They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions. Praise for Let's Take the Long Way Home “Stunning . . . gorgeous . . . intense and moving . . . A book of such crystalline truth that it makes the heart ache.”—The Boston Globe “[Let’s Take the Long Way Home] left me intensely moved. . . . Caldwell’s greatest achievement is to rise above [death and loss] to describe both the very best that women can be together and the precious things they can, if they wish, give back to one another: power, humor, love and self-respect.”—Julie Myerson, The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “[A] beautiful book . . . The losing isn’t the exceptional part of this story; everyone loses something, sooner or later. The wonder lies in finding it in the first place.”—Salon “A tribute to the enduring power of friendship . . . You can shelve Let’s Take the Long Way Home . . . next to The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion’s searing memoir about losing her husband to heart failure. But that’s assuming it makes it to your shelf: This is a book you’ll want to share with your own ‘necessary pillars of life,’ as Caldwell refers to her nearest and dearest. . . . A lovely gift to readers.”—Washington Post

The Precious Things Of God

Author : Octavius Winslow

ISBN10 : 6586145449

Publisher : Darolt Books

Number of Pages : 620

Category : Bibles

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Book Summary: A slight glance at the contents of this volume will convey an idea of its character and design. It is intended to be, not so much a systematic treatise of theology, as the companion, in his hours of devotional, meditative retirement, of the experienced and spiritual Christian. The truths which it contains, and the style in which they are presented, are perhaps more adapted to those peculiar seasons in the Christian experience of the believer, in which profound discussion and labored thought would not only be distasteful, but out of place. Bearing with him the volume in his sequestered walks with God, or making it the sharer of his temporary seclusion from the active engagements of life, the "precious things of God" which it unfolds may serve to shed the perfume and the luster of Jesus' name and work around his lone and pensive path cheering solitude, soothing grief, and dissolving doubt, depression, and gloom. Many and costly are the precious things of God not enumerated in this work; blessed are they who, from the volume of their personal and spiritual experience, can complete the catalogue, and supply the Author's lack. These pages address themselves pointedly and strongly to that essential principle of vital religionthe experimental. We really know as much of the gospel of Christ, and of the Christ of the gospel, as by the power of the Holy Spirit we have the experience of it in our souls. All other acquaintance with Divine truth must be regarded as merely intellectual, theoretical, speculative, and of little worth. But, to apprehend, in some measure, the value, the glory, and the preciousness of the Lord Jesus, and, as a consequence, to esteem Him above all good, to reflect His image, to labor in His service, and to be found preparing and waiting for the happy moment described with such exquisite beauty by Doddridge, and as he only could portray it, "That blessed interview, how sweet! To fall transported at His feet; Raised in His arms, to see His face Through the full beamings of His grace!"this, this is spiritual LIFE. And, compared with the heart-experience of this, when we take a close, realizing survey of eternity, all other subjects of study and employments of time appear but solemn trifling with our destiny. The Author regrets, that to the discussion of themes so transcendently important and precious he should have brought so much human feebleness and infirmity. His work, planned amid the happy tranquility and repose of a long and warmly-attached pastorate, and finished amid the scenes of anxiety, excitement, and toil incident to a new and more extended sphere of ministerial labor, has necessarily been exposed to much that was unfavorable to that matured thought, careful composition, and literary finish which he considers efforts of this kind should possess. His hope, however, is, that, imperfect as is his production, the Divine Spirit may yet deign to bless it to the saving of precious souls, give it acceptance with the Church of Christ, and use it for the advancement of the cause of God and truth in the world,and the glory shall be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, three Persons in the One God, world without end. Amen.

The Power of Now

Author : Eckhart Tolle

ISBN10 : 1577313119

Publisher : New World Library

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Carrying the Fire

Author : Michael Collins

ISBN10 : 1466899263

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 528

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 journey to the moon The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events—technical and spiritual—of our lifetime. In Carrying the Fire, Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile earth from the other side of the moon.

Let's Take a Walk

Author : Vicki Rademacher

ISBN10 : 1982251557

Publisher : Balboa Press

Number of Pages : 30

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: A book about taking a walk with Grammy. How something as simple as a walk around the yard, the garden or on the beach can be a special time.

Under Your Skin

Author : Sabine Durrant

ISBN10 : 1443420042

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Gaby Mortimer seems to have just about everything: a great job on a popular TV morning show, a handsome and successful husband, an adorable eight-year-old daughter, a comfortable life in the “Toast Rack,” one of London’s most gracious neighbourhoods. When she discovers the strangled, lifeless body of a young woman on the common near her house, she has no idea that her charmed life is about to go into sickening freefall. There are connections between the two women—some of Gaby’s clothes are found in the dead woman’s apartment; the woman may have been seeking a job as a nanny for Gaby’s daughter. As Gaby is pulled into the investigation, the underlying tensions in her own life start coming to the surface, and frightening truths seem destined to come to light, whether she wants them to or not. Suspenseful, stylish and eerie, and peopled with characters who feel as real and close as your friends and neighbours, Under Your Skin is an irresistible page-turner about how we live—and how easily it can all fall apart.

Rare and Precious Things

Author : Raine Miller

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Raine Miller Romance

Number of Pages : 380

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Some love is rare… All love is precious… The fourth part in the New York Times bestselling Blackstone Affair series, brings the continuing story of Ethan and Brynne, two damaged souls fighting for a hard-won love, and now the promise of a new hope to secure their happily ever after. Fresh from an idyllic honeymoon along the Italian coast, the Blackstones prepare for the birth of their precious baby while facing the challenges of settling into a new home and married life. But when specters from the past resurface, so do their lingering doubts. Fears about those things they struggle to understand about each other, threaten the very foundation of their relationship. The story of two souls who both need the other in order to be complete… A husband and a wife who learn just how rare their love truly is when faced with losing it… Two lovers who will have to lay bare their darkest fears so that they may find peace… Ethan and Brynne are fighting harder than ever for each other in… Rare and Precious Things “I need you like I need air to breathe. You are my air, Brynne.” -Ethan Blackstone

The Crucible

Author : Arthur Miller

ISBN10 : 1101665009

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Cradle to Cradle

Author : William McDonough,Michael Braungart

ISBN10 : 9781429973847

Publisher : North Point Press

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

On Beauty

Author : Zadie Smith

ISBN10 : 0735234469

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In this loose retelling of Howard's End, Zadie Smith considers the big questions: Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families—the Belseys and the Kippses—and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kippses, the confusions—both personal and political—of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

All the Light We Cannot See

Author : Anthony Doerr

ISBN10 : 1476746605

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 544

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist * From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

The Secret Museum

Author : Molly Oldfield

ISBN10 : 0007516894

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Art

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Book Summary: The Secret Museum is a unique treasure trove of the most intriguing artifacts hidden away in museum archives from all over the world – curated, brought to light, and brought to life by Molly Oldfield in a beautifully illustrated collection.

Cymbeline

Author : William Shakespeare

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Cymbeline is a tragicomedy by William Shakespeare, a fantasy play, a romantic story about the daughter of the King of Britain with adventures, transformations and unexpected turns of events. The daughter of Cymbeline, the King of Britain, keeps in secret her engagement to a poor nobleman. Nevertheless the King discovers her love affairs and decides to separate the lovers…