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The Love Goddess' Cooking School

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ISBN 13 : 9781439186749
Pages : 352 pages
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Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

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ISBN 13 : 1610693760
Pages : 350 pages
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Rethinking Gender in Popular Culture in the 21st Century

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ISBN 13 : 1527505286
Pages : 255 pages
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The Sweetness of Forgetting

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ISBN 13 : 1780878427
Pages : 432 pages
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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

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ISBN 13 : 083891781X
Pages : 344 pages
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Download The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition PDF Format Full Free by Neal Wyatt and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.


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The Guest House

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ISBN 13 : 1101614994
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The Guest House PDF Format Full Free by Erika Marks and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-06-04 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For generations, the natives of Harrisport have watched wealthy summer families descend on their Cape Cod town, inhabiting the massive cottages along the town’s best stretches of beachfront. But when rich Southerner Tucker Moss breaks the heart of local girl Edie Wright in the summer of 1966, an enduring war starts between the two families that lasts for generations.... Edie’s youngest child, Lexi, should know better than to fall in love with a Moss, but at eighteen, she falls hard for Tucker’s son, Hudson—only to find herself jilted when Hudson breaks off their engagement. Eleven years later, Lexi returns home after two years away studying architectural photography, just in time for yet another summer on the Cape. When Hudson’s younger brother, Cooper, arrives unexpectedly to sell the seaside estate after the death of his father and hires Lexi to photograph it, an unlikely attraction forms, and Lexi finds herself torn once again between passion and family loyalty. Then renovations at the Moss guest house reveal a forty-six-year-old declaration of love carved into a piece of framing—and a startling truth that will force two women and the men who love them to confront the treacherous waters of their pasts.


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It Comes In Waves

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ISBN 13 : 1101615028
Pages : 368 pages
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Download It Comes In Waves PDF Format Full Free by Erika Marks and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For competitive surfer Claire "Pepper" Patton, the waves of South Carolina’s Folly Beach once held the promise of a loving future and a bright career—until her fiance, Foster, broke the news that he and Claire's best friend, Jill, were in love. Eighteen years later, now forty-two and a struggling single parent to a rebellious teenage daughter, Claire has put miles between that betrayal and that coast. But when ESPN invites her back to Folly Beach for a documentary on women in surfing, Claire decides it might be the chance she needs to regain control of her life and reacquaint herself with the unsinkable young woman she once was. But not everything in Folly Beach is as Claire remembers it, most especially her ex-best friend, Jill, who is now widowed and raising her and Foster’s teenage son. An unexpected reunion with Claire will uncover a guilt that Jill has worked hard to bury—and bring to the surface years of unspoken blame. When Claire crosses paths with a sexy pro-surfer who is as determined to get Claire back on a board as he is to get her in his bed, a chance for healing might not be far behind—or is it too late for two estranged friends to find forgiveness in the place that was once their coastal paradise, where life was spent barefoot and love was as dizzying as the perfect wave... CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED


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Safe with Me

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ISBN 13 : 1476704414
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Safe with Me PDF Format Full Free by Amy Hatvany and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After their fifteen-year-old daughter Maddie survives a successful transplant, Olivia is bound to her abusive husband now more than ever, while Maddie re-enters the real world only to find it more complicated.


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The Language of Sisters

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ISBN 13 : 145168813X
Pages : 309 pages
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The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317235312
Pages : 222 pages
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Download The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit PDF Format Full Free by Heike Missler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous product of women's popular culture since the late 1990s. This study traces the evolution of chick lit not only as a genre of popular fiction, but as a cultural phenomenon. It complicates the genealogy of the texts by situating them firmly in the context of age-old debates about female literary creation, and by highlighting the dynamics of the popular-fiction market. Offering a convincing dissection of the formula which lies at the heart of chick lit, as well as in-depth analyses of a number of chick-lit titles ranging from classic to more recent and edgier texts, this book yields new insights into a relatively young field of academic study. Its close readings provide astute assessments of chick lit's notoriously skewed representational politics, especially with regard to sexuality and ethnicity, which feed into current discussions about postfeminism. Moreover, the study makes a unique contribution to the scholarly debate of chick lit by including an analysis of the (online) fan communities the genre has fostered. The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit weaves a sound methodological network, drawing on reader-response criticism; feminist, gender, and queer theory; affect studies; and whiteness studies. This book is an accessible and engaging study for anyone interested in postfeminism and popular culture.


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Heart Like Mine

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ISBN 13 : 1451640579
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Heart Like Mine PDF Format Full Free by Amy Hatvany and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-03-19 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty-six-year-old Grace McAllister never longed for children. But when she meets Victor Hansen, a handsome, charismatic divorced restaurateur who is father to Max and Ava, Grace decides that, for the right man, she could learn to be an excellent part-time stepmom. After all, the kids live with their mother, Kelli. How hard could it be? At thirteen, Ava Hansen is mature beyond her years. Since her parents’ divorce, she has been taking care of her emotionally unstable mother and her little brother—she pays the bills, does the laundry, and never complains because she loves her mama more than anyone. And while her father’s new girlfriend is nice enough, Ava still holds out hope that her parents will get back together and that they’ll be a family again. But only days after Victor and Grace get engaged, Kelli dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances—and soon, Grace and Ava discover that there was much more to Kelli’s life than either ever knew. Narrated by Grace and Ava in the present with flashbacks into Kelli’s troubled past, Heart Like Mine is a poignant, hopeful portrait of womanhood, love, and the challenges and joys of family life.


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The Baby Planner

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ISBN 13 : 143919713X
Pages : 230 pages
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Download The Baby Planner PDF Format Full Free by Josie Brown and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-04-05 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Nanny Diaries meets The Wedding Planner in this smart, dishy novel from the author of Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives—featuring a woman who runs San Francisco’s premier baby planning company and the mommies-to-be who seek out her services. Today’s trend seems to be that long before a professional woman’s baby bump becomes obvious under her Armani suit, she turns to San Francisco’s premier baby planner, Maddie McFadden, whose job it is to make her clients’ pregnancies emotionally painless. Maddie may make her living consulting with new moms on the latest and greatest baby gadgets no parent should be without, or which mommy meet-ups are the most socially desirable, but the success of her marriage to husband Brady depends on controlling her own urges toward motherhood. He’s adamant that they stay childless, but Maddie suspects it’s only because he’s still too upset that his out-of-town ex-wife rarely lets him see their eight-year-old son. Living vicariously through her clueless clients and her twin sisters’ precocious toddlers only makes Maddie’s biological clock tick louder. As she helps her newest client—Tyler Halstead, a stockbroker who must raise his newborn alone after the tragic death of his wife in childbirth—she tries her best to get pregnant “accidentally.” If that should happen, Brady will have to live with it… right? But when the unexpected happens, Maddie learns the most important life lesson of all: How we nurture is the true nature of love.


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Outside the Lines

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ISBN 13 : 1451640552
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Outside the Lines PDF Format Full Free by Amy Hatvany and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A gripping novel about a woman who sets out to find the father who left her years ago, and ends up discovering herself. When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. Twenty years later, Eden runs a successful catering company and dreams of opening a restaurant. Since childhood, she has heard from her father only rarely, just enough to know that he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately there has been no word at all. After a series of failed romantic relationships and a health scare from her mother, Eden decides it’s time to find her father, to forgive him at last, and move forward with her own life. Her search takes her to a downtown Seattle homeless shelter, and to Jack Baker, its handsome and charming director. Jack convinces Eden to volunteer her skills as a professional chef with the shelter. In return, he helps her in her quest. As the connection between Eden and Jack grows stronger, and their investigation brings them closer to David, Eden must come to terms with her true emotions, the secrets her mother has kept from her, and the painful question of whether her father, after all these years, even wants to be found. The result is an emotionally rich and honest novel about making peace with the past—and embracing the future.


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The Mermaid Collector

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ISBN 13 : 1101605596
Pages : 432 pages
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Download The Mermaid Collector PDF Format Full Free by Erika Marks and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than a century ago, lighthouse keeper Linus Harris left his beloved wife and waded into the ocean with three other men to reunite with their mermaid lovers. The mysterious Mermaid Mutiny of 1888 has become legend for the residents of Cradle Harbor, Maine, honored by the town’s Mermaid Festival every August, when wind chimes are hung from seaside porches to drown out the alluring sound of mermaid song. For thirty-five-year-old Tess Patterson, the legend is more than folklore; it’s proof of life’s magic. A hopeless romantic who is profoundly connected to the ocean in which she lost her mother, Tess ekes out a living as a wood-carver and longs to find a love as mystical as the sea. But when she’s hired to carve the commemorative mermaid sculpture for the coming festival, a chance to win the town’s elusive acceptance might finally be in her grasp. For Tom Grace, life’s magic was lost at eighteen, when the death of his parents left him to care for his reckless brother, Dean. Now thirty-five and the new owner of Cradle Harbor’s prized lightkeeper’s house, Tom hopes the quiet town will calm Dean’s self-destructive ways. But when Tom discovers Tess working on her sculpture, an unlikely and passionate affair ignites between them that just might be the stuff of legend itself—even as it brings to the surface a long-buried secret that could tear everything apart. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED


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Little Gale Gumbo

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ISBN 13 : 1101545038
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Little Gale Gumbo PDF Format Full Free by Erika Marks and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Camille and her two teenage daughters fled New Orleans for the island of Little Gale off the coast of Maine, the islanders were initially more suspicious than welcoming. Twenty-five years later, Camille's Creole restaurant, The Little Gale Gumbo Café, has become an island staple-as has the legacy of her romance with islander Ben Haskell. Camille and Ben, along with their children, created a new family unit with a seemingly unbreakable bond. But when Ben is found unconscious in his home, next to the body of Camille's estranged husband, old secrets and suspicions reemerge, and the family must reunite to hope for Ben's survival. But as revelations come to the surface, so do long-held secrets that will test the limits and definitions of family.


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ISBN 13 : 0758274513
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Aftertaste: PDF Format Full Free by Meredith Mileti and published by Kensington Publishing Corp.. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mira Rinaldi lives life at a rolling boil. Co-owner of Grappa, a chic New York City trattoria, she has an enviable apartment, a brand-new baby, and a frenzied schedule befitting her success. Everything changes the night she catches her husband, Jake, "wielding his whisk" with Grappa's new Mâitress d'. Mira's fiery response earns her a court-ordered stint in anger management and the beginning of legal and personal predicaments as she battles to save her restaurant and pick up the pieces of her life. Mira falls back on family and friends in Pittsburgh as she struggles to find a recipe for happiness. But the heat is really on when some surprising developments in New York present her with a high stakes opportunity to win back what she thought she had lost forever. For Mira, cooking isn't just about delicious flavors and textures, but about the pleasure found in filling others' needs. And the time has come to decide where her own fulfillment lies—even if the answers are unexpected. Keenly observed and deeply satisfying, Aftertaste is a novel about rebuilding and rediscovery, about food passionately prepared and unapologetically savored, and about the singular contentment that comes with living—and loving—with gusto. "A delicious debut." --Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone Meredith Mileti lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their three, mostly grown children. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, and subsequently served on the faculty. Since taking her first home economics course in junior high, Meredith has loved to cook. An adventurous and eclectic diner, she appreciates any well-cooked meal, whether from a lobster shack in Bar Harbor, Maine, a friggitorie in Naples, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris or a Deluxe Double Egg & Cheese at Primanti's in Pittsburgh. Aftertaste is her first novel.


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Objects of My Affection

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ISBN 13 : 1451660782
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Objects of My Affection PDF Format Full Free by Jill Smolinski and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung on to for decades. Lucy Bloom is broke, freshly dumped by her boyfriend, and forced to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. Armed with the organizing expertise she gained while writing her book, Things Are Not People, and fueled by a burning desire to get her life back on track, Lucy rolls up her sleeves to take on the mess that fills every room of Marva’s huge home. Lucy soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love the objects in her home too much to let go of any of them. While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadline—and with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her son’s rehab not going as planned—Lucy discovers that Marva isn’t just hoarding, she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep, those we need to let go—but it’s not always easy to know the difference.