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Career Game by Louise Mensch

Career Game by Louise Mensch

Career Game by Louise Mensch The Career Girls are back. In Love. In Business. In the City. Topaz Rossi and Rowena Krebs are live and kicking. In more ways than one. Music wonder Rowena Krebs is so huge she’s now in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. Right at the top of Musica Records. Her old rival, now best friend, Topaz Rossi is a magazine guru in New York, heading up American Magazines. Bright and energetic …

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Career Girls by Louise Mensch (Louise Bagshawe)

Career Girls by Louise Mensch

Career Girls by Louise Mensch Blonde, beautiful, upper-class Rowena Gordon is the perfect English rose. Topaz Rossi is a feisty, Italian-American red-head from Brooklyn. Both are determined and talented. And there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for each other. Until Rowena hooks up with Topaz’s boyfriend. Now, years later, they are star career girls at the top of their game; Topaz in journalism, Rowena in the music industry. When their paths cross again, Topaz is not …

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Auctioned by Mia Ford

Auctioned by Mia Ford

Auctioned by Mia Ford She’s broken and scared. She thinks it is easy to walk away. What she doesn’t know is how HARD those curves are making me. Her seductive eyes lock with mine and its GAME OVER. It’s decided. I am buying her V-card today. The problem: Seems like I wanna spend more than one night with her. This is my first time participating into this kinda thing. There must be a reason they …

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A School for Fools by Sasha Sokolov

A School for Fools by Sasha Sokolov

A School for Fools by Sasha Sokolov By turns lyrical and philosophical, witty and baffling, A School for Fools confounds all expectations of the novel. Here we find not one reliable narrator but two “unreliable” narrators: the young man who is a student at the “school for fools” and his double. What begins as a reverie (with frequent interruptions) comes to seem a sort of fairy-tale quest not for gold or marriage but for self-knowledge. …

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The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of …

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Look Past by Eric Devine

Look Past by Eric Devine

Look Past by Eric Devine Someone brutally murdered Mary Mathison, daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor. Whoever it was is now taunting Avery, a transgender boy, with disturbing messages, claiming that Mary’s murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer’s demands are simple and horrific: Avery must repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed. Can Avery deny who he is to catch Mary’s …

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The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and store the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships. The Master …

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Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories by Kanishk Tharoor

Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories by Kanishk Tharoor

Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories by Kanishk Tharoor In one of the singularly imaginative stories from Kanishk Tharoor’s Swimmer Among the Stars, despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity—for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel. In other tales, a team of anthropologists treks to a remote village to record a language’s last surviving speaker intoning her native tongue; an elephant and his driver …

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The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

The Spy by Paulo Coelho In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and …

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The Chaos of Longing by K. Y. Robinson

The Chaos of Longing by K. Y. Robinson

The Chaos of Longing by K. Y. Robinson The Chaos of Longing is a prose and poetry collection draped in raw honesty, ache, and eroticism. The collection explores trauma, love, heartbreak, and the realizations from it all. The book is divided into four sections. “Inception” briefly examines formative years and its effects on how one loves. “Longing” reflects on love and sexuality. “Chaos” explores toxic relationships, unrequited love, and heartache. After chaos, there is order …

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What The Night Knows Series by Dean Koontz

What The Night Knows Series by Dean Koontz

Darkness Under the Sun (What The Night Knows, #0.5) The chilling account of a pivotal encounter between innocence and ultimate malice, ‘Darkness Under the Sun’ is the perfect read for Halloween — or for any haunted night — and reveals a secret, fateful turning point in the career of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer at the dark heart of ‘What the Night Knows’, the forthcoming novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. …

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to give up to create great art? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for …

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Beneath the Skin by Kyla Stone

Beneath the Skin by Kyla Stone

Beneath the Skin by Kyla Stone For 18-year-old Sidney Shaw, life pretty much sucks. Her mom’s a drunk. Her dad’s worse. At school, she’s betrayed and bullied by her ex-best friend. Cutting used to bring her relief, but not anymore. Something’s got to give. When Sidney punches a kid to protect her little brother, she’s forced into group counseling with perfect, popular Arianna, who looks like the type to grieve over a broken nail. But …

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The Wallflowers Series by Lisa Kleypas

The Wallflowers Series by Lisa Kleypas

The Wallflowers Series by Lisa Kleypas Four young ladies enter London society with one necessary goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So they band together, and a daring husband-hunting scheme is born. #0.5 – Again the Magic She gave him her innocence… Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her …

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Orphan X Series by Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X Series by Gregg Hurwitz

Orphan X Series by Gregg Hurwitz The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s no legend. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. …

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My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd

My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd

My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd Born to a distinguished family steeped in military tradition, raised on stories of wartime and ancestral heroes, Anthony Loyd longed to experience war from the front lines—so he left England at the age of twenty-six to document the conflict in Bosnia. For the following three years he witnessed the killings of one of the most callous and chaotic clashes on European soil, in the …

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither …

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Skyis the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed …

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Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Those Girls by Lauren Saft Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can’t help but stab you in it. Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: they’re the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them–and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined …

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me by Josef M. Bauer

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me by Josef M. Bauer

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me by Josef M. Bauer Originally published in 1955, this must be one of the most dramatic adventures of our time. Clemens Forell, a German soldier, was sentenced to 25 years of forced labour in a Siberian lead mine after the Second World War. Rebelling against the brutality of the camp, Forell staged a daring escape, enduring an 8000-mile journey across the trackless wastes of Siberia, in some …

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If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino Italo Calvino’s masterpiece combines a love story and a detective story into an exhilarating allegory of reading, in which the reader of the book becomes the book’s central character. Based on a witty analogy between the reader’s desire to finish the story and the lover’s desire to consummate his or her passion, If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller is the tale of two bemused …

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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In “Who Will Greet You at Home”, a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, a woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild”, …

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Play Along by T L Swan

Play Along by T L Swan

Play Along by T L Swan I witnessed a murder and became his hostage. Held captive beneath the deck of a shipping container…. I realise to save my life I need to become valuable. My body is my only weapon. His pleasure to my pain. 28 days is a long time to Play Along with his perverted demands. He thinks I enjoy them. It disgusts me that I secretly do. I hate him. I crave …

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Girls Like Me by Lola St.Vil

Girls Like Me by Lola St.Vil

Girls Like Me by Lola St.Vil Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn’t want to tell him who she is.   But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake’s love …

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Bluets by Maggie Nelson

Bluets by Maggie Nelson

Bluets by Maggie Nelson Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color… A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists. Bluets winds its way through depression, divinity, alcohol, and desire, visiting along the way with famous blue figures, including Joni …

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Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot The story of a teen girl’s struggle with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and how love helps her on the road to recovery. Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). It is like having a monster inside of her, one that not only dictates what she can eat, but also causes anxiety, depression, and thoughts that she doesn’t want to have. When …

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Impulse Series by Ellen Hopkins

Impulse Series by Ellen Hopkins

Impulse (Impulse Series, #1) Sometimes you don’t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act — suicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade. Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills. And …

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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder – inspired by numerous European and North American cases of ‘fasting girls’ between the sixteenth century and the twentieth – is a psychological thriller about a child’s murder threatening to …

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Famous in Love Series by Rebecca Serle

Famous in Love Series by Rebecca Serle

Famous in Love Series by Rebecca Serle The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—and off screen. Locked (Famous in Love, #0.5) by Parker Witter (aka Rebecca Serle) “It had always been the three of us, and then it was the two of us-Ed and August. There was not, …

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is …

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The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and …

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Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software by Dan Murray

Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software by Dan Murray

Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis with Tableau Software by Dan Murray Best practices and step-by-step instructions for using the Tableau Software toolset Although the Tableau Desktop interface is relatively intuitive, this book goes beyond the simple mechanics of the interface to show best practices for creating effective visualizations for specific business intelligence objectives. It illustrates little-known features and techniques for getting the most from the Tableau toolset, supporting the needs of the …

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We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk

We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk

We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk Is it a break? Or is it a blip? LIV and ADAM are in love. LIV and ADAM are supposed to be getting engaged. Until ADAM accidently suggests they take a break. And LIV starts thinking … Friends, family and bystanders all have an opinion and one complication leads to another as Adam and Liv try to muddle through in this hilarious, heartwarming comedy. Are they split …

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