Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Author: Lee Israel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141658868X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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An audacious memoir by a down-on-her-luck writer, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is Israel's story of the astonishing literary forgeries she conceived and successfully executed for almost two years.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Author: Lee Israel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982100339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 566


Now a major motion picture starring Melissa McCarthy—Lee Israel’s hilarious and shocking memoir of the astonishing caper she carried on for almost two years when she forged and sold more than three hundred letters by such literary notables as Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Noel Coward, and many others. Before turning to her life of crime—running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI—Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author of biographies. Her first book on Tallulah Bankhead was a New York Times bestseller, and her second, on the late journalist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, made a splash in the headlines. But by 1990, almost broke and desperate to hang onto her Upper West Side studio, Lee made a bold and irreversible career change: inspired by a letter she’d received once from Katharine Hepburn, and armed with her considerable skills as a researcher and celebrity biographer, she began to forge letters in the voices of literary greats. Between 1990 and 1991, she wrote more than three hundred letters in the voices of, among others, Dorothy Parker, Louise Brooks, Edna Ferber, Lillian Hellman, and Noel Coward—and sold the forgeries to memorabilia and autograph dealers. “Lee Israel is deft, funny, and eminently entertaining…[in her] gentle parable about the modern culture of fame, about those who worship it, those who strive for it, and those who trade in its relics” (The Associated Press). Exquisitely written, with reproductions of her marvelous forgeries, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is “a slender, sordid, and pretty damned fabulous book about her misadventures” (The New York Times Book Review).

Willoughby's Return

Author: Jane Odiwe

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402228292

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8998


A lost love returns, rekindling forgotten passions… In Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, when Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she puts her heartbreak over dashing scoundrel John Willoughby in the past. Three years later, Willoughby's return throws Marianne into a tizzy of painful memories and exquisite feelings of uncertainty. Willoughby is as charming, as roguish, and as much in love with her as ever. And the timing couldn't be worse—with Colonel Brandon away and Willoughby determined to win her back, will Marianne find the strength to save her marriage, or will the temptation of a previous love be too powerful to resist? Praise for Lydia Bennet's Story: "A breathtaking Regency romp!"— Diana Birchall, author of Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma "An absolute delight to read."— Historical Novels Review "Odiwe emulates Austen's famous wit, and manages to give Lydia a happily-ever-after ending worthy of any Regency romance heroine."— Booklist "Odiwe pays nice homage to Austen's stylings and endears the reader to the formerly secondary character, spoiled and impulsive Lydia Bennet."— Publisher's Weekly "Rollicking good fun with a surprise twist."— Austenprose

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472208196

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9637


A powerful and important book for fans of Mark Haddon, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and Jay Asher. How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last? Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour, a teenage violin virtuoso, a pastor's daughter and a teacher. Most of the time, Leonard believes he's weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he's not. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye. In this riveting and heart-breaking book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick introduces Leonard Peacock, a hero as warm and endearing as he is troubled. And he shows how just a glimmer of hope can make the world of difference.

Forgive Me My Sin

Author: Natalie Bresler

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 151270637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 534


Meet the different families who have made choices for their everyday lives, some good and some bad, and how they cope with the results of their choices. Some of them try to fill the empty space in their heart with different things, and that success is not always what we think it is. Read how they finally discover that true peace and life is only found in Jesus Christ; how they learn to laugh together again and accept each other. Everyday simple things like playing soccer, painting a house, or making a meal take on another meaning and opportunity. Having made the best decision of all, to follow Jesus Christ, they cannot change their past, which will now affect their future, but learn each day to trust in God as their Father, One who will never leave them nor forsake them, One who loves with an everlasting love.

Christmas at Emelia's

Author: Lexi Buchanan

Publisher: HFCA Publishing House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2603


This Christmas join the De La Fuentes and McKenzies in Blossom Creek as they celebrate the grand opening of Emelia’s Restaurant. Over twenty years after Levi De La Fuente's parents opened the first Emelia’s, Levi and his cousin Ryan are getting ready to open a second location. Emma De La Fuente manages the first Emelia’s in Essex, Vermont for her parents. She’s in town to assist her brother and cousin in getting the new restaurant ready for its grand opening. However, she didn’t plan on the strong attraction she feels toward the town Sheriff. The man with his sweet words and heated looks has managed to derail her plans on returning home. While his sister is distracted, Levi finds himself in need of rescuing from a rather embarrassing situation. Luckily for him, Vivien Taylor, owner of Temptations, Blossom Creek’s handmade chocolate store, appears just at the right time. If only he didn’t crave the sweet woman, then maybe, this situation wouldn’t be so awkward. Blossom Creek just might be warm enough to melt the snow this holiday season.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Ficiton

Author: Camilla Saly-Monzingo

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 1626013063

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6246


The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology is the first licensed short story collection about this legendary historic New York City landmark, that brings together all the myths and rumors from the hauntings by Stephen and Madam Jumel, the servant girl and the Hessian soldier, as well as the Cabinet meetings of President Washington and the wild parties of Vice President Aaron Burr. In these pages, you'll find 14 tales featuring the Mansion, and its inhabitants over close to 300 years, from the Revolutionary War through the time of Madame Jumel and Aaron Burr, to the present, and even beyond. This anthology features tales of romance, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction and time travel and the just plain supernatural. You'll never see the Mansion the same way again after reading this collection.

The Emerald Series: Volume I

Author: Kelly Savage

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483471284

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2764


The Karensa Emerald When eighteen-year old Kara returns with her mother to her grandfather’s childhood ranch outside Aspen, Colorado she is full of curiosity about her family’s past. However, for Kara’s mother the past is a black place she buried in the cemetery above Globe, Arizona nearly thirty years ago. Emerald Fire Burning Bright The second book of this generational family saga finds Karensa’s children coming of age in the turbulent ‘60s. In Arizona, two discover truths during a time of political unrest as Native Americans struggle to reclaim their heritage and lands; in Venezuela two grow up as oil interests threaten to overtake traditional native culture and lands. In Volume II (coming soon) Karensa’s children and grandchildren learn about Inuit culture, love, hate and, most importantly, forgiveness.

A Mad Love

Author: Bertha M. Clay

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752323434

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9554


Reproduction of the original: A Mad Love by Bertha M. Clay

American Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Salim Khan Anmol,Englishbaaz,Salim Farhad

Publisher: Sakha Global Books (Sakha Books)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 306

View: 604


Product Description American Illustrated Dictionary- A Comprehensive Dictionary is a recently launched book of Sakha Global Books publication to hold good command over English language. This is an excellent resource for all students who wish to learn, write and speak English language from zero level to an advanced level. A perfect English resource for self-study, the series follows a guided-learning approach that gives students access to a full answer key with model answers. Developed by experienced IELTS tutors, the series takes into account the specific language needs of learners at this level. A lower-level exam practice book designed to improve the level of students who plan to take the IELTS test in the future. This book has been designed to help you learn English in an easy and proper way. This is a clearly structured introductory English learning book intended to offer readers an advanced fluency in both spoken and written English. English pronunciations are given in easy way helping the readers to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. A lot of students have studied English for years but still aren’t able to speak English on an advanced level. They have tried many methods, attending classes, learning how to pronounce every single word and even getting a private English tutor to improve their spoken English, yet they still have a hard time pronouncing English words correctly or feeling too nervous to speak. The Best Proven Way to Learn and Speak English This book does not just tell you what is required but also gives details and exercises for success. If you follow the book and do the exercises, you will quickly see your speaking improve. You will be given the knowledge and resources, but you must use the methods if you want to improve your English speaking. This book has been divided into sections and each section has been further divided into lessons. have been given, wherever necessary. Also, exercises are given at the end of every lesson for practice and solutions at the end of the book. Salient Features of the Book: • Self-Sufficient, Self-Study Book. • Detailed Explanation of English Grammar Topics. • Easy tools for Written and Spoken English. • Complete Guide to Error-free usage of English in day-to-day life. • Easy to Grasp Language for better understanding. This book has been designed to help you learn English in an easy and proper way. This is a clearly structured introductory English learning book intended to offer readers an advanced fluency in both spoken and written English. English pronunciations are given in easy way helping the readers to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. - Author, Salim Khan Anmol