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An Ace Up My Sleeve

Author : James Hadley Chase
ISBN : 9781471903731
Genre : Fiction
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From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest tycoons, picks up a gum-chewing boy young enough to be her son, events jump back and skid through a series of 180-degree turns. Games of bluff and counter bluff quickly develop into a dangerous and deadly battle and as the action hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving story of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax.

Nothing Up My Sleeve

Author : Diana Lopez
ISBN : 9780316340892
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed. Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic shop in town and can't wait to spend their summer mastering cool tricks to gain access to the Vault, a key holders-only back room bound to hold all kinds of secrets. And once they get in, they set their sights even higher: a huge competition at the end of the summer. They work on their card tricks, sleights, and vanishing acts, trying to come up with the most awesome routines possible....Problem is, the trip is expensive, and it's money that each guy's family just doesn't have. To make things worse, the shop-owners' daughter, Ariel (who just so happens to be last year's competition winner), will do anything to make sure the boys don't come out on top. Even pit them against one another. Will they make it to the competition? And if so, at what cost? Diana López, author of Confetti Girl and Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel, offers a story that's just the right mix of heart, high jinks, and a bit of magic.

Hemingway S Girl

Author : Erika Robuck
ISBN : 9781101599365
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of The House of Hawthorne comes a historical fiction novel that gives life to the women behind novelist Ernest Hemingway in a “robust, tender story of love, grief, and survival on Key West in the 1930s.”* In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most. Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams? As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves.

Don T Wear Your Problems On Your Sleeve

Author : Susan E. Durant
ISBN : 9781466909779
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is the story of an incredible journey. It is the odyssey of recovery. This is a firsthand account of what it takes to overcome the greatest theft; the stolen self. This is the story of the recovery of a shattered spirit. This is an account of what gauntlets must be run to experience the ultimate victory. The victory of self actualization. In the end all we search for is ourselves. This book is about what ways, what mazes, what illusions, what lies, what inheritances we must live to break apart and free ourselves from. We must own every tragic mystery in order to let each mysterious secret go. The path to humility is the road less traveled. From the words of Robert Frost: This is an autobiography of a girl who took the road less traveled and it has made all the difference. The great paradox is; the gift is not the Divine providence of freedom from the fear of being ones' self. The end result is not about being who we are. The gift is the purpose that blooms from such manifest; the benevolent opportunity to expose the path to someone else. There is no end result. As the purpose of life becomes apparent it expands as light outside the hard borders of materialism. That light is love, a governing energy little recognized and eternally sought. This is a story of a girl who struggles through each level and into womanhood to find what love really is. That flame so sought, no longer a flicker so small its source is questionable, is become a fire that is undeniable as the light and warmth it heaves out is seen and felt by the most blind and bitterly cold.

The Return Of A Gangster S Girl

Author : Chunichi
ISBN : 1599831538
Genre : Fiction
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Broken-hearted, scorned Ceazia is home back in Virginia up to her old ways. With her road dawg, Diamond, by her side she's unstoppable, until the attention she's used to falls on the new booty and envy rears its ugly head. Trust no one without knowing their agenda in the scheme of things or be ready to find out who's game is tighter??

The Last Girl

Author : Jane Casey
ISBN : 9781250030344
Genre : Fiction
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"Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character...What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections."—The Irish Independent (UK) Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesn't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters...and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesn't help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best. In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.

A King Up Hitler S Sleeve

Author : José Goulão
ISBN : 9781496988522
Genre : Fiction
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A fiction novel based in real facts in the years 1937–40 when Adolph Hitler tried to obtain the cooperation of the ex-British king Edward VIII, then Duke of Windsor, to return back to the British throne after the Nazi occupation. Action following the movements of the Duke and Mrs. Wallis Simpson through German, France, Spain, and Portugal, during the Nazi regime, occupied France, and the Salazar and Franco fascist regimes. Details about the period when the Duke was hosted in Cascais, near Lisbon, in a villa of a Portuguese banker with deep relationships with Hitler regime; the role of Winston Churchill in the resistance to the German ambitions and the behavior of the Duke; the collaboration between the diplomatic and uncovered British resistance in Portugal, and the uncovered Portuguese resistance—everything under an environment of espionage and conspiracy, and of love, in war times. A journalist and writer, sixty-three years old, and a professional career for over forty years. A journalist of investigation and an expert on international and diplomatic affairs. He covered a lot of the main world facts in the last quarter of the twentieth century and first decade of the twenty-first century: wars and peace processes in Middle East, North and South of Africa, Balkans, and Eastern Europe. A director of Portuguese newspapers and magazines, an invited analyst on international and diplomatic affairs in Portuguese TV and radio networks—Radio France International and BBC World (Portuguese Section). An author of a few books about the War on Lebanon (1982), investigation about Mafia, and the fall of Ambrosian Bank in connection with Vatican Bank (1986), and the crises of 2011. This is his first novel.

Clown Girl

Author : Monica Drake
ISBN : 9780979018886
Genre : Fiction
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Clown Girl lives in Baloneytown, a seedy neighborhood where drugs, balloon animals, and even rubber chickens contribute to the local currency. Against a backdrop of petty crime, she struggles to live her dreams, calling on cultural masters Charlie Chaplin, Kafka, and da Vinci for inspiration. In an effort to support herself and her layabout performance-artist boyfriend, Clown Girl finds herself unwittingly transformed into a "corporate clown," trapping herself in a cycle of meaningless, high-paid gigs that veer dangerously close to prostitution. Monica Drake has created a novel that riffs on the high comedy of early film stars — most notably Chaplin and W. C. Fields — to raise questions of class, gender, economics, and prejudice. Resisting easy classification, this debut novel blends the bizarre, the humorous, and the gritty with stunning skill.

The Astonishing Adventures Of Fanboy And Goth Girl

Author : Barry Lyga
ISBN : 0547417144
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy's new little brother or sister. Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he's been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and--most important of all--a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him. When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can't resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice--to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.


Author : Christine Stark
ISBN : 9781615990504
Genre : Fiction
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Nickels follows a biracial girl named "Little Miss So and So," from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia.The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.

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