How Did You Get This Number

Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101188286

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 6739


From the author of the sensational bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. In Cake readers were introduced to the foibles of Crosley's life in New York City-always teetering between the glamour of Manhattan parties, the indignity of entry-level work, and the special joy of suburban nostalgia-and to a literary voice that mixed Dorothy Parker with David Sedaris and became something all its own. Crosley still lives and works in New York City, but she's no longer the newcomer for whom a trip beyond the Upper West Side is a big adventure. She can pack up her sensibility and takes us with her to Paris, to Portugal (having picked it by spinning a globe and putting down her finger, and finally falling in with a group of Portuguese clowns), and even to Alaska, where the "bear bells" on her fellow bridesmaids' ponytails seemed silly until a grizzly cub dramatically intrudes. Meanwhile, back in New York, where new apartments beckon and taxi rides go awry, her sense of the city has become more layered, her relationships with friends and family more complicated. As always, Crosley's voice is fueled by the perfect witticism, buoyant optimism, flair for drama, and easy charm in the face of minor suffering or potential drudgery. But in How Did You Get This Number it has also become increasingly sophisticated, quicker and sharper to the point, more complex and lasting in the emotions it explores. And yet, Crosley remains the unfailingly hilarious young Everywoman, healthily equipped with intelligence and poise to fend off any potential mundanity in maturity.

Night Rain

Author: Joe Hilley

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781589190993

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 2574


A hurricane, a looter, an unidentified dead body, and secrets kept buried for years... Sounds like a case for attorney Mike Connolly!

Exposure

Author: Christopher Watkins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479715999

Category:

Page: 212

View: 1157


Sybille Chevrier, sure that her dream of becoming a film star is going to come true after her father´s hectic career transfers them from Paris to America, slowly but surely begins to realize her strange new world is not what it seems. It is 1962 Manhattan. America defuses The Cuban Missile Crisis. Things begin looking up. Until Sybille descends into a world of paranoia when coming to believe that her father is conspiring the JFK assassination with an organization of Communists and a sordid man known as Oswald. Exposure. The only resolve. The only absolution. The only hope.

Thieves

Author: Steven Max Russo

Publisher: Down & Out Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 8093


Esmeralda works for a housecleaning service during the day and as a restaurant hostess at night. Just out of high school, she is the sole support for her mother and two young siblings. She has drive and ambition. What she doesn’t have is money. She knows of a home in the upscale town of Mendham, NJ, that will be empty for more than a month. The rich people who live there go away the same time every year to spend time at their vacation home. Having cleaned the house, she also knows it contains a fair amount of cash and valuables. One night sitting with Ray, one of her co-workers, she casually mentions a “what if” scenario; Ray tells Skooley, a white trash drifter who recently moved to New Jersey from south Florida, and a plan is hatched. It isn’t long before Esmeralda finds herself trapped by both circumstance and greed, forced to try and defend herself against one of her partners in crime, who she quickly discovers is far more dangerous than she ever thought possible. Praise for THIEVES: “A chilling portrait of a psychopath on a murderous rampage. One hell of a debut for Steve Russo.” —James Hayman, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Bridge “Kudos to Steven Max Russo. I read Thieves in one sitting—it’s propulsive, absorbing, and all too plausible. I warn you, these thieves will steal an entire day or two from you—and you’ll love every minute of it.” —Jonathan Stone, author of Moving Day, The Teller, and Days of Night “Gripping and powerful, Thieves is a dynamite read. Definitely a book you won’t be able to put down.” —Andrew Grant, author of False Witness “With Thieves, Steven Max Russo works the rich tradition of American heist fiction like a pro.” —Wallace Stroby, author of the Crissa Stone series “A stunning debut novel. Steve Russo hits it out of the park with an ingenious, diabolical plot, a unique voice, and complex characters that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Charles Salzberg, author of Second Story Man and the Shamus Award-nominated Henry Swann mysteries “Steve Russo has written a gripping suspense thriller. He grabs you in the opening scene and doesn’t let go till the heart-pounding climax.” —Peter Leonard, national bestselling author

The Slave Across the Street

Author: Theresa Flores

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448184193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1060


It could happen to you. It happened to the girl next door... When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years. Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night. Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking – and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.

My Two Years Crush

Author: Pranoti Jariwala

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482869349

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 6676


Do you think one-sided love stories ever exist? Do you think true love can be one-sided? And maybe its not true, but someone can love someone truly yet fate doesnt meet up at the end. What is that feeling called if not one-sided true love? Or maybe you feel it is the love of your life, but you have to let him go. But she more than loves him and cannot cease to love him, maybe. Think of her. Sometimes the Alps and oceans would divide them, but they never will unless he wishes to. And his wish is temporary as he is unaware of her undying love for him, or maybe she would be happy without him in his life. Heres the story of a happy yet scared yet funny Mayra who falls for Rehan and their talea one-sided love story.

Harlequin Heartwarming August 2017 Box Set

Author: Anna J. Stewart,Sophia Sasson,Beth Carpenter,Muriel Jensen

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488015686

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5175


Harlequin Heartwarming brings you a collection of four new wholesome reads, available now! This Harlequin Heartwarming box set includes: A DAD FOR CHARLIE Butterfly Harbor Stories by Anna J. Stewart Paige Cooper is on the run, so she can’t afford to fall for deputy sheriff Fletcher Bradley. The man could turn her life—and her seven-year-old daughter’s—upside down…in more ways than one. THE SERGEANT’S TEMPTATION State of the Union by Sophia Sasson Landing a spot in an elite army unit is Alessa Parrino’s dream come true. But falling for her superior officer makes it feel more like a nightmare. Alessa’s confident she can execute her team’s top-secret missions. How hard can it be to keep her feelings under wraps, too? THE ALASKAN CATCH A Northern Lights Novel by Beth Carpenter Dana Raynott’s search for her long-lost brother yields much more when his best friend introduces her to the wonders of Alaska, but family secrets threaten their relationship just as sparks start to fly. NEW YEAR’S WEDDING Manning Family Reunion by Muriel Jensen A fun-loving supermodel and a very practical cop have to coexist during preparations for the wedding of his friend to her sister. All goes well till she sets fire to his house…and then her heart catches fire, too!

Nine Lives

Author: F. Say

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1934925403

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 3877


After tragedy on a rain-slick road leaves Sam a widower and single father, he concludes the tragedy was a design of fate he had somehow evaded. Eventually, his lack of faith is exchanged for fear that it is not his life that is in jeopardy but quite possibly his soul.

Michael Vey 7

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481497030

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4037


With Michael missing, the members of the Electrocian are divided, leaving them vulnerable to Hatch's forces.

Number and Operations in Base Ten Leveled Problems: Multiples of Ten

Author: Linda Dacey, Ed.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480785938

Category:

Page: 4

View: 6859


Differentiate problem solving in your classroom using effective, research-based strategies. This lesson requires students to solve problems related to multiples of ten. The problem-solving mini-lesson guides teachers in how to teach differentiated lessons. The student activity sheet features a problem tiered at three levels.