Fault Line (American Lives) by Laurie Alberts

By Laurie Alberts

In 1969 Kim Janik was once a tender guy shining with promise—handsome, outstanding, learning at Harvard on a physics scholarship—and he was once in love with Laurie Alberts, a afflicted youngster from a prosperous Boston suburb. Twenty-five years later, while Kim’s bare and decomposing physique was once came upon at the Wyoming prairie, one photograph—that of the Harvard junior and the seventeen-year-old—was present in his deserted vehicle. This booklet is Alberts’s try to piece jointly what occurred in among. An entire novelist, Alberts brings to her job the looking intelligence, clear-eyed candor, and narrative grace that experience marked her past books. She painstakingly recreates her turbulent courting with Kim and strains the twisted path that ended in his eventual destroy. a narrative of obsessive love, societal upheaval, and the warring impulses of survival and self-destruction, Fault Line strikes past the bounds of the conventional memoir into the geographical regions of biography and literary journalism. With interviews and letters, Alberts augments her lucid reflections that allows you to understand Kim’s lifestyles and loss of life and her position in either. the result's a unique paintings that melds the interior and outer worlds with a continuing depth.

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Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer

By Liza Palmer

Everyone is getting on with their lives other than Maggie. At 26, she's nonetheless serving espresso on the Beanery espresso condominium, whereas her acquaintances are becoming married, having infants, and having genuine careers. Even Olivia, Maggie's ally from early life, is getting married to the general practitioner with whom she lives. Maggie's roommate? Her puppy Solo (his identify says it all). the guy in Maggie's existence? good there is not one, other than the man she has a weigh down on, Domenic, who works together with her on the espresso store as a bus boy.Maggie and Olivia were most sensible acquaintances on the grounds that they have been in grade tuition. either fatties, they befriended one another whilst nobody else may. Now grown-up, Maggie continues to be buying within the "women's part" whereas Olivia went and had gastric-bypass surgical procedure looking for the elusive dimension 2, the holy grail for women in all places. So now Olivia's skinny and blonde and getting married, and Maggie's the fats bridesmaid. Ain't existence grand? during this awesome debut novel that's bound to remind readers of Jennifer Weiner's stable In mattress, Liza Orr is either witty and clever, giving voice to girls in all places who want for only once that they can ignore their weight.

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The Chateau by Karen Aldous

By Karen Aldous

Can younger hearts ease a stressed spirit?

On the beaches of gorgeous Lake Geneva, Gina Remy is celebrating her brother’s marriage ceremony – whilst the determine of a girl appears to be like soaring above the water, beckoning to her. Ghostly visitations don't occur to Gina - a self-confessed keep watch over freak along with her personal profitable estate enterprise, she prides herself on being level-headed. yet as she is laid low with desires and visions, her ideal lifestyles starts off to resolve, and she or he understands she must aid this ghost locate peace if she’s to get any of her own!

Enter Ollie Martin, an Anglo-Swiss estate developer who’s attractive as hell and is familiar with it. His conceitedness annoys Gina, yet he’s the single person who will take her seriously… and the nearer they arrive to realizing the search the ghost has set for them, the nearer they get to at least one another…

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Playing with Fire: A Novel of Suspense by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

hearth. It violently destroys futures and pasts in a terrified heartbeat, devouring damning secrets and techniques whereas leaving even better mysteries in its foul wake of ash and particles.

The evening sky is ablaze as fireplace engulfs barges moored finish to finish on a Yorkshire canal. On board are the blackened is still of 2 people. One was once a reclusive and kooky neighborhood artist, the opposite a junkie, a tragic and broken younger lady.

To the pro eye of Inspector Alan Banks, this horror used to be no coincidence, its technique so merciless and calculated that purely the worst kind of fiend may have dedicated the darkish act. And it is not lengthy earlier than the fears of Banks and D.I. Annie Cabbot are brutally proven, whilst one other suspicious blaze incinerates a distant trailer within the geographical region . . . and one other solitary lifestyles is gruesomely ate up.

yet is it the paintings of a serial arsonist, or an ingeniously conceived plot to obliterate the path to different heinous crimes? There are surprising secrets and techniques to be exposed within the charred wreckage, grim facts of deadly greed and twisted starvation, and of nightmare occurrences in the deepest confines of kinfolk. A bad suspicion killer's paintings isn't but performed drives Alan Banks because the hunt intensifies for an elusive, cold-blooded chameleon who should be an individual and anyplace.

In fidgeting with fireplace, award-winning, the world over bestselling writer Peter Robinson can provide a contemporary masterwork of suspense that confirms his status as one of many brightest literary lighting in crime fiction -- a blistering story of homicide and betrayal that's as scary, devastating, and hypnotic as flame itself.

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Air Kisses by Zoe Foster

By Zoe Foster

If the satan wears Prada, then God wears l. a. Mer.

Hannah Atkins - the lady probably to be carrying unblended beginning, orange wrists or a wobbly path of liquid eyeliner - has bluffed her method into the location of good looks editor at Gloss journal. simply as she's carving a direction into the glossy international of guerrilla air kisses, achingly hip PR campaigns and goodie-bag overload, she reads approximately her boyfriend and one other lady within the gossip pages of the neighborhood rag. Then she will get dumped. through text.

Vowing to claw again a few dignity and make her ex remorse what he's performed, Hannah adopts a manifesto of hardcore principles. Don't turn into most sensible neighbors with the dreaded ladies at paintings. Don't drink fourteen glasses of Moët & Chandon at PR launches. Don't pass domestic with irrelevant males. and definitely don't get all besotted along with your top friend's brother.

As her principles begin to slip away, Hannah unearths herself having to choose extra vital issues than simply the ideal colour of lip gloss . . .

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Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash by Dixie Cash|Copyright Paperback Collection

By Dixie Cash|Copyright Paperback Collection

The most powerful, sexiest, and sassiest debut modern romance we have seen because Rachel Gibson! the standard of Dixie's writing mixed with the natural romance of the tale promises that Avon Romance has simply bought a brand new big name. Debbie Sue Overstreet remains to be the best-looking gal in Saltlick, TX-and her ex-husband blood brother continues to be the best-looking sheriff. because of a thriving gossip mill (also referred to as Debbie's hair salon), there is no factor in Saltlick that she does not learn about prior to an individual else. that's, until eventually an individual offs snooty Pearl Ann Carruthers. With blood brother at the case, the girl who has to grasp every thing is stumped via not only one, yet questions: first, who killed Pearl Ann and why, and moment, how the heck did she ever enable blood brother Overstreet break out? fortunate for Saltlick and blood brother either, she skill to determine the solutions, it doesn't matter what it takes!

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Murder on a Bad Hair Day: A Southern Sisters Mystery by Anne George

By Anne George

Homicide on a nasty Hair DayIt's tough to think functional, petite ex-schoolteacher Patricia Anne and amiable, ample-bodied, and outrageous Mary Alice are sisters, but sibling competition has survived many years of good-natured confrontation approximately every little thing from husbands to hair colour. No quicker do the Southern sisters find a universal curiosity in a few neighborhood paintings, whilst they're arguing the creative benefits of a few well-coiffured heads at a gallery starting. a number of hours later, a type of lovely girls finally ends up lifeless -- with no longer a hair misplaced. the opposite indicates up on Patricia Anne's doorstep dazed, matted, and telling a wild story of a slim get away from a few lethal cuts. Now the sisters are once more combing for clues to trap a killer with a extraordinary variety in paintings -- and homicide.

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Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky

By Barbara Delinsky

From the recent York instances bestselling writer of greater than neighbors comes an emotionally charged novel that displays upon the results of 1 irrevocable act. within the idyllic small city of Tucker, Vermont, lifestyles flows at a rhythmic velocity for pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer. but if Mara O'Neill, her ally and clinical accomplice, inexplicably kills herself, Paige's cozy existence is unexpectedly shattered. briefly taking good care of Mara's newly followed child daughter whereas she involves grips along with her grief, Paige clings to the desire that, in time, her orderly lifestyles will go back. What she hadn't counted on have been the unforeseen pleasures that regularly include switch, together with the contact of a guy who bargains Paige issues she by no means notion she sought after. She hadn't counted on discovering the which means of existence within the demise of a pal. for everybody who has ever made a call among what's and what may be, Barbara Delinsky unveils a really relocating present from the guts that captures one woman's tale and finally speaks to us all.

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The Tuesday Erotica Club by Lisa Beth Kovetz

By Lisa Beth Kovetz

"Who knew writing approximately and interpreting approximately soiled sexual peccadilloes will be so cathartic and life-affirming?" --Kirkus ReviewsFour ladies meet in an empty convention room. each one is somewhat apprehensive, a bit intrigued and all are armed with steamy fantasies in their personal production. What was a run of the mill lunchtime literary membership is reworked into whatever else, anything forbidden, whatever that might lead them to without end neighbors. "A smart and bawdy debut with characters that instantly delivery the reader onto a lovely rollercoaster experience of enjoyable. A bold novel of shared lady fantasies that the majority ladies could by no means show in well mannered, or for that subject, rude, corporation. --Suzy Parker, writer of intercourse within the South"A attractive, raucous experience approximately 4 girls researching the simplest secrets and techniques of friendship, paintings and love." --Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, writer of Random Family"This is the debut of an evidently proficient author whose ear for discussion and eye for element (to say not anything of the sensual and sexual variety) placed Lisa Beth Kovetz's identify on my checklist of authors to seem ahead to reading." --Laura Van Wormer, bestselling writer of Riiverside Drive"An consistently unique account of 4 robust characters who develop into buddies and, in any case, a lot more." --Booklist"When Lisa Beth Kovetz wrote The Tuesday Erotica membership she used to be in an erotic temper. sign up for the membership and feature a few fun!" --Sidney Sheldon

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