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Pretending to Be Erica

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ISBN10 : 1101618108

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: We Were Liars meets Heist Society in a riveting debut! Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans’ lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she “reappears”—Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle. But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor’s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Erica is a killer debut.

Torn

Author : Erica O'Rourke

ISBN10 : 9780758273451

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 371

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Book Summary: Everyone has secrets. Even best friends. Swirling black descends like ravens, large enough to block the glow of the streetlights. A dull roar starts like a train on the 'L', a far-away rumbling that grows louder as it pulls closer, until it's directly overhead and you feel it in your chest, except this doesn't pass you by. Verity, white-faced and eyes blazing, shouts through the din, "Run, Mo!" Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend's murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo--quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo--will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she'll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys--protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc. One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose? "Who doesn't love a character torn between two dangerous worlds and two risky guys? The only thing safe about this book is how good it is." --Lee Nichols, author of Deception, A Haunting Emma Novel "Dark, exciting and totally addictive! Just. . .wow!" –Kristi Cook, author of Haven "Dark, magical, and delicious!" --New York Times Bestselling Author C. L. Wilson

Twinchantment

Author : Elise Allen

ISBN10 : 1368012965

Publisher : Disney Electronic Content

Number of Pages : 327

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1961

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Book Summary: In the kingdom of Kaloon, nothing is quite as it seems.... "Y-y-y-you," he stammered, and Flissa turned to see he'd gone ashen. "T-t-t-two of you!" Uh-oh. Flissa reached up and checked. Sure enough, her hood had fallen off. Their secret was out. Princesses Flissa and Sara are even closer than most twins. In fact, most of the kingdom thinks they're the same person. When magic was outlawed in Kaloon generations ago, twins, black cats, and other potentially -magical beings were outlawed, too. Since they were born, Flissa and Sara have pretended to be one princess, Flissara, trading off royal duties like attending glamorous balls, participating in fencing exhibitions, and making friends with other young nobles, all while hiding in plain sight. But when the first magical attack in years puts their mother's life in danger, the girls must break the rules that have protected them to save her. With a brave servant boy and his plucky black kitten as their guides, they set off on an epic quest to the Twists—a forbidden place full of dark magic—to find the evil mage who cursed the queen. With a case of mistaken identity, a wickedly powerful exile out for vengeance, and time running out for their mother, the twins might just need to make their own magic to save the day. In the first book of this new series, author Elise Allen brings to life a fantastical world filled with high-stakes adventure, incredible twists, and all the spark and humor of sisterhood.

The World to Come: A Novel

Author : Dara Horn

ISBN10 : 9780393066876

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 559

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Book Summary: "Nothing short of amazing." —Entertainment Weekly A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history—from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.

The Cupboard

Author : Rose Tremain

ISBN10 : 1446450309

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From the author of The Gustav Sonata When Erica March composes herself to die in a cupboard, she knows that Ralph Pears will find her. For at the age of 87, she had told the young journalist the richly colourful story of her life as novelist, political activist and, above all, lover, from childhood in Suffolk, Paris between the wars, to oblivion in post-war London. At the end of Ralph's patient probings only one secret remains: the mystery inside one constant object in her life - her cupboard. Over a million Rose Tremain books sold ‘A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion’ Independent I ‘There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain’ Irish Times ‘Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect’ The Times 'Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists' Salman Rushdie ‘Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness’ Marcel Theroux, Guardian

Artisans of Time

Author : M. Jude Gove

ISBN10 : 9780595620920

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 412

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: For seven high school students from California, a routine geology field trip becomes an adventure that spans time. Splitting off from the rest of the group, the seven students discover a cave opening and decide to explore. There's no turning back as Rick, Erica, Dianna, Mike, Dan, Joe, and Ronda find themselves in the strange surrounding of another world. This begins a journey that tests the special skills and talents of each person in the group. The teens find they are in the land of the Ge'mell, a group of people living in a fragile world torn between technological advancement and utter destruction. The Ge'mell are true artisans of time travel, but even they need help, and the open-minded students from Earth come to the rescue. With their creative thinking, bravery, and diplomatic approach, not only do the teens help the Ge'mell, but they save Earth at the same time. Blending science fiction and fantasy, this trilogy-Rings of the Gods; Time, Friend, and Foe; and Genetic Code-captivates with its characters, its battles, and its adventure. This epic tale tests the realities of time.

Brother/Sister

Author : Sean Olin

ISBN10 : 1101535210

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Will and Asheley have a troubled past. Their father left them when they were little, and their mother has just been carted off to an alcohol treatment center. Now, they have the house to themselves, and an endless California summer stretching out before them. Through alternating perspectives, they tell the story of how and why their lives spun violently out of control - right up to the impossibly shocking conclusion you'll have to read for yourself to believe.

Death Prefers Blondes

Author : Caleb Roehrig

ISBN10 : 1250155819

Publisher : Feiwel & Friends

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1803

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Book Summary: Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi while soaking up California sunshine. By night, however, she dodges security cameras and armed guards, pulling off high-stakes cat burglaries with a team of flamboyant young men. In and out of disguise, she’s in all the headlines. But then Margo’s personal life takes a sudden, dark turn, and a job to end all jobs lands her crew in deadly peril. Overnight, everything she’s ever counted on is put at risk. Backs against the wall, the resourceful thieves must draw on their special skills to survive. But can one rebel heiress and four kickboxing drag queens withstand the slings and arrows of truly outrageous fortune? Or will a mounting sea of troubles end them—for good?

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Author : Mohsin Hamid

ISBN10 : 0307373355

Publisher : Anchor Canada

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 574

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Book Summary: From the author of the award-winning Moth Smoke comes a perspective on love, prejudice, and the war on terror that has never been seen in North American literature. At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a suspicious, and possibly armed, American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting. . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite firm that specializes in the “valuation” of companies ripe for acquisition. He thrives on the energy of New York and the intensity of his work, and his infatuation with regal Erica promises entrée into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. For a time, it seems as though nothing will stand in the way of Changez’s meteoric rise to personal and professional success. But in the wake of September 11, he finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and perhaps even love. Elegant and compelling, Mohsin Hamid’s second novel is a devastating exploration of our divided and yet ultimately indivisible world. “Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard: I am a lover of America. I noticed that you were looking for something; more than looking, in fact you seemed to be on a mission, and since I am both a native of this city and a speaker of your language, I thought I might offer you my services as a bridge.” —from The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Author : Jenny Lawson

ISBN10 : 1101573082

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1173

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Book Summary: The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

A Reliable Wife

Author : Robert Goolrick

ISBN10 : 144340053X

Publisher : HarperCollins Canada

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1901

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Book Summary: Set in a small Wisconsin farming and manufacturing town still crumbling a decade after the depression of the 1890s, A Reliable Wife tells the story of Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman who advertises for “a reliable wife” in newspapers across America. The woman he chooses, Catherine Land, describes herself as “a simple, honest woman,” but in truth she is both complex and devious—not the missionary’s daughter she claims to be in her letter to Truitt but a courtesan of great beauty, kept by men and haunted by a terrible past. Catherine’s plan in accepting the marriage offer is simple: she will win this man’s devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is the passion she finds in this seemingly solid, forthright man—a man who also harbours secrets and whose own past is far from pure. Filled with remarkable characters and drenched with colour and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is a story of love and madness, longing and murder, played out in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

How to Be Alone

Author : Lane Moore

ISBN10 : 1501178849

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book. Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had. From spending the holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance—with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift. How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.

The Great Louweezie #1

Author : Erica S. Perl

ISBN10 : 1524790419

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Prepare to be amazed as Louise (AKA The Great Louweezie) predicts the future in the first book of this easy-to-read series! Arnold is a large black bear. His best friend, Louise, is a small chipmunk. But one day, Louise insists she is NOT Louise--she's the Great Louweezie, and she can predict the future! But when the Great Louweezie's demands begin to test Arnold's patience, the game feels much less fun. What will happen if friendship isn't in their future?

The Erica James Collection

Author : Erica James

ISBN10 : 1409138941

Publisher : Orion

Number of Pages : 800

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1304

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Book Summary: Erica James's true-to-life novels are well observed, insightful and compulsive. We all have dreams, but not all of us have the courage or opportunity to follow them... 'This book draws you into the lives of these characters, and often makes you want to scream at them to try and make them see reason. Funny, sad and frustrating, but an excellent compulsive read' Woman's Realm Contains: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, TIME FOR A CHANGE, A SENSE OF BELONGING, THE HOLIDAY, PARADISE HOUSE

The Ultimate (Animorphs #50)

Author : K. A. Applegate

ISBN10 : 1338217828

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1597

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Book Summary: Really big trouble is an understatement these days. The war with the Yeerks is full on -- and it's definitely going to get worse. But Cassie and the other Animorphs have a lot more going on than just trying to stay alive. Now they've got to actively protect their families and the free Hork-Bajir. And they no longer believe they can do it alone. The Yeerks are just too powerful. So Cassie and the others have to ask themselves a very important question: Is it time to increase their numbers? They all remember what happened with David -- the Animorph gone bad. But this time do they really have a choice?

The New Latina's Bible

Author : Sandra Guzmán

ISBN10 : 1580054056

Publisher : Seal Press

Number of Pages : 450

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: In this new edition of a book that’s been a go-to guide for young Latinas for years, award-winning journalist Sandra Guzman tackles the real-world complications facing Latinas today. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, The New Latina’s Bible explores a wide range of issues, touching on everything from family to dating to the workplace. Guzman offers helpful tips on improving self-esteem, and provides simple, easy-to-follow women’s health advice. New chapters take on important topics like sexual abuse, domestic violence, interracial relationships, and LGBTQ issues. In The New Latina’s Bible, Guzman shows other Latinas that they are not alone in the day-to-day dilemmas that they encounter, and that understanding these challenges can strengthen and empower them as women. A must-read for any Latina who faces the trials of living, loving, and dreaming in two worlds—the old world of their mamá, tías, and abuelitas, and the new world in which they are immersed—this comprehensive book helps to bridge the gap between the dual realities that shape and define the nueva Latina.

UNWILLING WIFE

Author : Carolyn Suzanne Pizzutti,Kyoko Sagara

ISBN10 : 4596286140

Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1166

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Book Summary: Erica was appalled by her twin sister’s request. Even though they look identical, pretending to be her sister for a summer is too much to ask! But there is a reason Emily, busy with her dissertation, is so desperate to stay away from her summer job. She is in love with her employer, Will. In the end, Emily convinces Erica, but when Erica meets Will, she's anxious about the switch. “How is it possible…for someone to be so gorgeous?” Erica must endure her throbbing heart as she starts her life as Emily!

Lies I Told

Author : Michelle Zink

ISBN10 : 0062327143

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1232

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Book Summary: Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family. But it's all a lie. Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything else of value. Grace has never had any difficulty pulling off a job, but when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines' biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught . . . including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark. Perfect for fans of Ally Carter and Robin Benway, this thrilling, high-stakes novel deftly explores the roles of identity and loyalty while offering a window into the world of the rich and fabulous.

Fear of Dying

Author : Erica Jong

ISBN10 : 146687290X

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1107

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Book Summary: Fear of Dying is a hilarious, heart wrenching, and beautifully told story about what happens when one woman steps reluctantly into the afternoon of life. Vanessa Wonderman is a gorgeous former actress in her 60's who finds herself balancing between her dying parents, her aging husband and her beloved, pregnant daughter. Although Vanessa considers herself "a happily married woman," the lack of sex in her life makes her feel as if she's losing something too valuable to ignore. So she places an ad for sex on a site called Zipless.com and the life she knew begins to unravel. With the help and counsel of her best friend, Isadora Wing, Vanessa navigates the phishers and pishers, and starts to question if what she's looking for might be close at hand after all. Fear of Dying is a daring and delightful look at what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century. Wildly funny and searingly honest, this is a book for everyone who has ever been shaken and changed by love.

Kid Normal

Author : Greg James,Chris Smith

ISBN10 : 168119953X

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: A hilarious, illustrated middle-grade adventure about a superhero with no superpowers! "Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series.†? - School Library Connection When Murph Cooper begins his new school several weeks into the year, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, making friends, and fitting in. It's because his mom has accidentally enrolled him at a school for superheroes. And unlike his fellow students, who can control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But Murph's totally normal abilities might just be what the world needs. Because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans . . . and when he comes after the best and the brightest, it's up to Murph to be the real hero. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.