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Backseat Saints

Backseat Saints ebook ISBN: 0446569178
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Number of Pages: 352 
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Read this "enthralling" portrayal of the measures a mother will take to right the wrongs she's created while reigniting her rough and tough Texan bravery (Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help). Rose Mae Lolley's mother disappeared when she was eight, leaving Rose with a heap of old novels and a taste for dangerous men. Now, as demure Mrs. Ro Grandee, she's living the very life her mother abandoned. She's all but forgotten the girl she used to be-teenaged spitfire, Alabama heartbreaker, and a crack shot with a pistol-until an airport gypsy warns Rose it's time to find her way back to that brave, tough girl . . . or else. Armed with only her wit, her pawpy's ancient .45, and her dog Fat Gretel, Rose Mae hightails it out of Texas, running from a man who will never let her go, on a mission to find the mother who did. Starring a minor character from Jackson's bestselling gods in Alabama, BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with its stunning portrayal of the measures a mother will take to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will travel to satisfy the demands of forgiveness.


Somerset ebook ISBN: 1455547379
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Leila Meacham
Number of Pages: 624 
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Gone with the Wind meets The Help in the stunning prequel to Leila Meacham's bestselling family epic Roses. "From birth, Jessica had eschewed the role to which she'd been born. Was it because she sensed that her father's indulgence was compensation for his disappointment in her? Jessica thought too much, questioned, challenged, rebelled. Sometimes Eunice thought her daughter should have been born a male." Born into the wealthiest and most influential family in 1830s South Carolina, Jessica Wyndham was expected to look appealing, act with decorum, and marry a suitably prominent and respectable man. However, her outspoken opinions and unflagging sense of justice make her a difficult-and dangerous-firebrand, especially for slavery-dependent Carson Wyndham. Jessica's testing of her powerful father's love is only the beginning of the pain, passion, and triumph she will experience on a journey with the indomitable, land-obsessed Silas Toliver and headstrong Jeremy Warwick to a wild new land called Texas. PRAISE FOR LEILA MEACHAM "Discovering Leila Meacham and her spectacular talent is akin to discovering gold. With this novel she has become a national treasure." -- Huffington Post "Rich with American history and pitch-perfect storytelling, fans and new readers alike will find themselves absorbed in the family saga that Meacham has proven-once again-talented in telling." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Don't Breathe a Word

Don't Breathe a Word ebook ISBN: 006207945X
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Number of Pages: 464 
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“Don’t Breathe a Word is a haunting page-turner that kept me up, spine shivering and enthralled, way past my bedtime.” —Joshilyn Jackson, author of Gods in Alabama and Backseat Saints “Jennifer McMahon never flinches and never fails to surprise…as [she] weaves a young couple into a perverse fairyland where Rosemary’s Baby could be at home.” —Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters Two young lovers find themselves ensnared in a seemingly supernatural web that ties them to a young girl’s disappearance fifteen years earlier in this dark and twisty tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Island of Lost Girls and Promise Not to Tell. Jennifer NcMahon returns with a vengeance with Don’t Breathe a Word—an absolutely chilling and ingenious combination of psychological thriller, literary suspense, and paranormal page-turner that will enthrall a wildly diverse audience including, among others, avid fans of Keith Donohue (The Stolen Child), Laura Lippman (I’d Know You Anywhere), and Tana French.(In the Woods).

Incontinent on the Continent

Incontinent on the Continent ebook ISBN: 0745968945
Publisher: Lion Books
Author: Jane Christmas
Number of Pages: 320 
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To honour a promise to her dying father, Jane takes her ageing incontinent mother to Italy. What could possibly go wrong? Jane Christmas had always had a difficult relationship with her mother, but thought that a mother and daughter trip to Italy could be the start of a whole new friendship. In this hilarious but poignant memoir, she discovers that it will not be that easy. Describing her mother as a cross between 'Queen Victoria and Hyacinth Bucket', Jane struggles to build bridges to a woman she has always found a puzzle, while also trying to cope with her mother's failing health and physical needs.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever ebook ISBN: 9780063073685
Publisher: William Morrow
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Number of Pages: 384 
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"Wonderful--suspense and surprises, real characters, and a scary, ominous backbeat. This feels like the book Jackson was born to write." --Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author Named a Best Book by USA Today - People - The Wall Street Journal - Time - Entertainment Weekly - Bustle - and many more! From New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson, a twisting novel of domestic suspense in which a group of women play a harmless drinking game that escalates into a war of dark pasts In this game, even winning can be deadly... Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it--teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy's sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night. Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it's naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way--a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did. When they're alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn't give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she's going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another. To protect herself and her family and save the life she's built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can't beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins. A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson's trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance. --Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go, on Never Have I Ever

Gods in Alabama

Gods in Alabama ebook ISBN: 0759513538
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Number of Pages: 320 
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For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is forced to an end. At the same time, Burr, her long-time boyfriend, has raised an ultimatum: introduce him to her family or consider him gone. Arlene loves him dearly but knows her lily white (not to mention deeply racist)Southern Baptist family will not understand her relationship with an African American boyfriend. Reluctantly, Arlene bows to the pressure, and she and Burr embark on the long-avoided road trip back home. As Arlene digs through guilt and deception, her patched-together alibi begins to unravel, and she discovers how far she will go for love and a chance at redemption.

Saints in Limbo

Saints in Limbo ebook ISBN: 0307457915
Publisher: WaterBrook
Author: River Jordan
Number of Pages: 352 
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“River Jordan’s Saints in Limbo is a compelling story of the mysteries of existence and, specially, the mysteries of the human heart.” –Ron Rash, author of Serena and Chemistry and Other Stories “I lose myself in River’s writing–transported to a different time and place– and in this case, to one that makes the ordinary mystical and magical. I give it FIVE diamonds in the Pulpwood Queen’s TIARA!” –Kathy L. Patrick, founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs and author of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life Ever since her husband Joe died, Velma True’s world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her home outside Echo, Florida. When a mysterious stranger appears at her door on her birthday and presents Velma with a special gift, she is rattled by the object’s ability to take her into her memories–a place where Joe still lives, her son Rudy is still young, unaffected by the world’s hardness, and the beginning is closer than the end. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma wonders if it’s possible to be unmoored from the past’s deep roots and find a reason to hope again. Praise for River Jordan “[River Jordan’s] literary spice rack has everything you need to put together a good book.” –Rick Bragg, author of All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man “River Jordan writes so beautifully.” –Joshilyn Jackson, author of Gods in Alabama and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Feeling Good

Feeling Good ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Google Test
Author: David D. Burns
Number of Pages: 416 
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The Fall of Saints

The Fall of Saints ebook ISBN: 1476714932
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Wanjiku wa Ngugi
Number of Pages: 288 
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In this “taut, smart international thriller” (Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner), a Kenyan expat finds her American dream marred by child trafficking, scandal, and a problematic past that will force an end to her life of privilege. Mugure and Zack seem to have the picture-perfect family: a young, healthy son, a beautiful home in Riverdale, New York, and a bright future. But one night, as Mugure is rummaging through an old drawer, she comes across a piece of paper with a note scrawled on it—a note that calls into question everything she’s ever believed about her husband… A wandering curiosity may have gotten the best of Mugure this time as she heads down a dangerous road that takes her back to Kenya, where new discoveries threaten to undo her idyllic life. She wonders if she ever really knew the man she married and begins to piece together the signs that were there since the beginning. Who was that suspicious man who trailed Zack and Mugure on their first date at a New York nightclub? What about the closing of the agency that facilitated the adoption of their son? Through a striking, beautifully rendered story, The Fall of Saints tackles realistic political and ethical issues head-on. This “fast-paced and urgent read that forces us to consider one of the worst human rights violations of our time” (asha bandele, author of The Prisoner’s Wife) will tug at your heart and keep it racing until the end.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming ebook ISBN: 0446511714
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Number of Pages: 300 
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Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming. Richer and more rewarding than any story Joshilyn Jackson has yet written, yet still packed with Jackson's trademarked outrageous characters, sparkling dialogue, and defiantly twisting plotting, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming is destined both to delight Jackson's loyal fans and capture a whole new audience.

Weekday Saints

Weekday Saints ebook ISBN: 1498204058
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Mark G. Boyer
Number of Pages: 168 
File: weekday-saints.pdf
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The Roman Catholic Church issued its first, modern, one-volume Lectionary--a book of biblical texts assigned for every day of the year--in 1970 in response to the Second Vatican Council's call for a greater fare of Scripture during Mass. By the time the Lectionary was revised and published between 1998 and 2002, it had grown to four volumes. Because of the revision, many weekday celebrations of saints were assigned texts that had not been so in the 1970 Lectionary. Because of the Lectionary's success, many other Christian denominations adopted and adapted the Lectionary to fit their own needs. Thus, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, and many others began to use the Lectionary. In those churches that have weekday services, the same Scripture texts may be heard along with the same celebration of a saint. This volume provides reflections on the proper biblical passages for weekday saints. Any member of a Christian congregation marking the celebration of a saint on a weekday will find these reflections on the Scripture texts assigned to a particular saint very helpful.

Vodou Saints

Vodou Saints ebook ISBN: 0982905084
Publisher: Diversion Books
Author: Arthur Fournier
Number of Pages: 288 
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VODOU SAINTS is an account of Dr. Arthur Fournier's travels through the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti. He shares lessons of life and death, courage and resilience as he joins with Haitians dealing with the aftermath of the world's largest natural disaster. The author recounts stories of the special care needed for patients with AIDS, and reveals a personal family tragedy that brings the story full circle. The work is arguably the most compelling series of insights on the human condition since Albert Camus' THE PLAGUE. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Project Medishare for Haiti, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all.

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty ebook ISBN: 0446576069
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Number of Pages: 336 
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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

Between, Georgia

Between, Georgia ebook ISBN: 0759516081
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Number of Pages: 320 
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Nonny Frett understands the meaning of the phrase "in between a rock and a hard place" better than any woman alive. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: a husband who's easing out the back door; and a best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who won't forget how they were done wrong. Now, in Between, Georgia, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating and threatening to expose family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town needs...if only Nonny weren't stuck in between.

Storytellers, saints and scoundrels

Storytellers, saints and scoundrels ebook ISBN: 9788120810020
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Author: Kirin Narayan
Number of Pages: 298 
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At home, amid rituals, and in the company of Gurus, Hindu teachings are largely conveyed through stories. Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels focuses on the folk narratives related with zest and humor by one old Swamiji to the varie groups that gather during the darshan hours. Kirin Narayan brings the tools of anthropology, folklore and literary criticism to bear on these tales and asks: them such a compelling vehicle for religious teachings? The stories reproduced here reveal the varied faces of the ascetic in the Hindu imagination: potentially a wise saint, he may well be a scoundrel intent on duping disciples.

Gather with the Saints

Gather with the Saints ebook ISBN: 1411692535
Author: Jean Rodenbough
Number of Pages: 116 
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A collection of stories about unusual deaths and funerals as told by Janie Sue, the twelve-year-old preacher's daughter. A budding philosopher and theologian, she observes the human condition as experienced by relatives and townsfolk in Wheeler, NC.

Saints of Big Harbour

Saints of Big Harbour ebook ISBN: 9780618380459
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Lynn Coady
Number of Pages: 328 
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Fatherless teen Guy Boucher finds himself at the center of an ugly rumor involving a popular girl, in a story told from the viewpoints of his overbearing uncle Isadore, the Shakespeare-loving Pam, a draft-dodging English teacher, and a pair of emotional golden boys. Reprint.

Crossing Into the Land of Saints

Crossing Into the Land of Saints ebook ISBN: 143431975X
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Guillermo Marquez-Sterling
Number of Pages: 376 
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What some readers are saying about Processing Life's Moments: "Hi Kennedy, I would like to say at this time in my life, reading your book has helped me take a look outside my problems to find true answers within myself through my own inner strength for my own well being. Your book has inspired me to not only seek God, but also draw closer to Faith. Thank you for writing a book that is not only an autobiography of your life, but is so easy to relate to. I have told many family and friends about your book and only hope that it helps them as much as it has helped me, this book is definitely "inspirational and encouraging reading!!! Congratulations and thank you". Denise Lopez, Bronx NY "Dear Kennedy, This book is an amazing inspiration! Not only has it helped me come outside of myself and see things more truthfully, It has forced me to look within and ask myself do I relate to the characters in the book. And as much as I hate to admit, I do relate to some. Reading this book has helped me improve myself as well as my outlook on life. I now use it as a daily reference. Its great! I recommend it to everyone especially those in search of finding themselves". Wendy, Millburn NJ "Dear Kennedy, after reading your book I feel for the first time in a long time there is hope in the world. I really appreciate the way in which you wrote Processing Life's Moments. It gave me the clarity of which you spoke about so gracefully to see my own light. Thank you and keep writing". David Weiss, Upstate NY "Dear Ms Williams, Thank you for NOT attacking me with your spiritual way of looking at life in Processing Life's Moments. You have shown me a way to develop spiritually to hear God. Thank you! However, I must admit I had never heard of your book. But while looking online I noticed your book was listed with Their Eyes WereWatching God and Tuesdays withMorrie, two books that were Oprah Winfrey Book club favorites. Having read both books, I was interested in reading yours. I was not disappointed! Thank you". Tony Summers, Queens NY "Dear Ms Williams Great! Fantastic! And needed, my name is Bernice and I just had to write to let you know I love this book, Love it! Why Oprah never chose this book for her book club? This book is not only a beautiful book to read, it is a book I refer back to on a daily basis. I must admit I did not buy the book, it was given to me to read by a friend and I just did not return it to the owner. However, I have since been buying it for others to read. God bless you for the help you have given me through this book". Bernice "Dear Ms Williams I am 86 years old and love wisdom and reading good books. I read your book, Processing Life's Moments: Therapy for the Soul and thought I was listening to my grandmother again. You write like an old woman who has been here before. I was just wandering, are you an old women? Thanks and God Bless you". Ms Howse "Ms Williams, I just wanted to say thank you for writing such a good spiritual book. Processing Life's Moments: Therapy for the Soul. My mother while sick kept your book by her bed and read pages every night before she passed. Thank you for a wonderful book and helpful book" Dianne, Albany NY About The Book Processing Life's Moment: God I Can Hear You is a guide towards spiritual awareness of comfort. The understanding of the knowing, without a doubt God knew his plan and that his Will be done. From the cycles of life to death, this book touches us all. This book did not start out as a book. It began as just processed thoughts and answers written in my daily journal, while living my life in New York City. An experience which led me to an understanding, that if we want answers from God, we have to make a conscious decision not to allow our egos to answer the questions for Him. Instead, we must seek answers from our hearts, because it is here that our questions become Gods questions. It is a method, which I found, allows the mind the ability to rest and receive therapy for our soul

The Saints of Diminished Capacity

The Saints of Diminished Capacity ebook ISBN: 0595448267
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Charles Darling
Number of Pages: 156 
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Charles Darling began writing poetry in the late sixties, crafting extraordinary poems out of ordinary, everyday events. At the same time, he was teaching courses in literature and writing for Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, and serving as the Webmaster of a highly regarded Internet grammar and usage hotline. Darling began writing poetry in the late sixties. The images and moments that populate many of Darling's poems arise from the clutter of everyday life-his Midwestern childhood, dogs riding in cars, balloons picked up for a bridal shower, watching his father's last haircut, the impermanence of granite mountains, and explaining things like roman numerals to his grandson Jayden over a series of months during Jayden's first year of life. All of these poems allow the commonplace facts of experience to take flight and remain aloft with the aid of Darling's ironic wit and thoughtful heart. Thus the discovery of crickets on the basement floor becomes a humorously religious experience, and driving across Connecticut on a dull, icy day with his sister's ashes in the back seat, accompanied by a recording of Mahler's Second Symphony, becomes a triumphant ride toward transcendent victory, light, and life. In September 2004 Darling was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, an event that occasioned his retirement from teaching but did not stop him from writing some of his finest poetry in his final months. Unhappily, Charles Darling died on February 15, 2006.