Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family's construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living.
"Such a Romance!!!"
At just 29 years old, Allison seemed to have it all, as a successful investigative reporter. However, a mysterious event leaves her broke - and broken - and she is forced to leave the city and return to the town where she grew up - the seaside village of Curtain Bay. It's been 12 years since she was last there, and nothing has changed - least of all the annual Cheesecake Competition. The town's residents take it as seriously as ever, and this year Allison is the star judge.
A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff tells the story of Lancelot and Mathilde Satterwhite, a married couple. The first section of the book is told mostly from the perspective of Lancelot, or Lotto, as he's known to friends and family, a privileged actor-turned-playwright. The second section is told from the perspective of Mathilde, Lotto's beautiful, devoted, yet emotionally damaged wife. Gradually, the novel unfolds their separate histories and reveals their secrets.
The Lake House by Kate Morton is a mystery novel that centers around the strange disappearance of Theo Edevane, an 11-month-old baby, who went missing from his crib during a mid-summer party in 1933. The tragedy devastated his family members - all of whom kept secret their different theories about what happened that night - but Theo's disappearance especially impacted Alice, his older sister, who was 16 years old at the time.
My Name Is Lucy Barton tells the story of the title character and her relationship with her family, particularly her mother and first husband. It considers the perception of poverty by those who live both inside and outside of it. Much of the story takes place in a hospital in New York City, where Lucy Barton goes to have her appendix removed. Instead of going straight home, Lucy becomes ill and remains in the hospital for nearly nine weeks.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a novel about the experiences of American author Truman Capote and the group of wealthy women he called his swans, particularly Babe Paley. The story is set against the backdrop of New York City high society in the 1950s through the 1970s. The novel is a fictionalized account of historical people and events.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chronicles the lives and relationships of two young Nigerians named Ifemelu and Obinze, and explores the culture of the United States from an African perspective. The novel considers issues of race and the complexities of love, family, friendship, and romantic relationships in the United States.
Always Hungry? explores the role foods and certain nutrients play in the standard American diet and why weight loss attempts often don't work. It then introduces a new approach to diet that does work.
Hannah is a 22-year-old apprentice chef who dreams of greatness. Unfortunately, her dreams don't quite meet up with reality, and she spends just as much time in the kitchen accidentally starting fires, mixing up ingredients, and ruining functions as she does cooking. However, she gets her chance at a big break when the regular dessert chef calls in sick and Hannah is asked to make the dessert for a huge wedding reception that the restaurant is catering.
"I'll give a different book in this series a try"
Holly learns that her Uncle Steve, who her drunken parents refuse to believe molested her, is moving into her brother's old room. She decides she must move. So she gets a job at Rule the Night and feels she has finally found a place where she fits in. The cute guy from school, Parker, becomes more than just a fellow employee. But then she notices some strange behavior at the nightclub. Despite Parker's distracting presence, she realizes something is wrong. Too late she realizes the secret is a nest of vampires....
Bristle lives in the Alaskan wilderness, just outside of the town of Iceberg. Bristle gets a magical sleep stone for her eighth birthday, which has the power to borrow and give sleep. Although Bristle is warned by her parents to avoid humans, Bristle makes friends with another eight-year-old human girl named Pinga. But when a human boy steals the sleep stone and creates havoc in the town, Bristle and Pinga try to get the sleep stone back.
Amber Stone, once a child prodigy, has just become curator of a special collection of Macedonian artifacts for the Seattle Museum of Natural History. Chloe, a prodigy of a different sort, holds a position at the museum focusing on tribal art. The two become fast friends, united by Amber's unsettling dreams and Chloe's unorthodox ways of dealing with them. Two strangers arrive in town, bringing with them a prophecy recorded more than 3,000 years ago, a prophecy that places Amber directly in the midst of a battle that has spanned a millennia.
In this, her first collection of poetry, Neha Desai rhymes her innermost emotions in the hemisphere of love, along with a collection of rare topics ever spoken of. Her rhythmic lyrics are inspired from the myriad of emotions a young woman or man may experience when they go through malignant as well as content days. Her works will surely bring an upturned crescent to your lips and will somewhere leave your eyes shedding at least a drop of tear.
Have you ever felt like others would think that you're different? That's exactly the way that Emma feels when her teacher announces the class project to create a family tree. Emma is certain that everyone in her class won't understand and accept what it means to be adopted. Can she solve her dilemma?