At 31, Michael Cantella is a rising star at Wall Street’s premier investment bank, Saxton Silvers. Everything is going according to plan until Ivy Layton, the love of his life, vanishes on their honeymoon in the Bahamas. Fast-forward four years. It’s the eve of his 35th birthday, and Michael is still on track: successful career, beautiful new wife, piles of money.
I enjoyed this book --it kept my attention. I found it a little confusing when it discussed finance and investing-but was worth listening.
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In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
this book was wonderful, when I read the synopsis, I thought it might be a very sad depressing book, but it is very uplifting. I moved from California to Miss age 10, the first yr of integration and I remember the attitudes, and how shocking the new ideas were. The book seemed to set up for a sequel-hope so.
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Meet Tracy Eaton, mystery writer, detective wannabe, and the offspring of eccentric Hollywood stars. Tracy is always looking for her first case to solve, but she never expects it to pop up during her sister-in-law's wedding - until the bride is kidnapped.
the tone of the book was too light hearted for the underying plot, very unbelievable.
Dr. Bill Brockton is in the middle of a nuclear-terrorism disaster drill when he receives an urgent call from the nearby town of Oak Ridge - better known as Atomic City, home of the Bomb, and the key site for the Manhattan Project during World War II. Although more than sixty years have passed, could repercussions from that dangerous time still be felt today?
enjoyed reading about the hx of the nuclear bomb. the hx was the most interesting part of the book, the plot was somewhat predictable.
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Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head - literally. Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she'll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli. Pump up the heat: Chipotle's sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.
the narrator makes the book come alive,esp Lula. I was laughing out loud while driving.
An amateur naturalist dies of mushroom poisoning, a day later the local librarian kills herself, then the buried bones of an infant are discovered. Chicago native Leigh Girard is finding life in a small town can be fatal. Determined to start a new life after her mastectomy, Leigh flees to Wisconsin's Door County peninsula, where she takes a job as reporter for the local newspaper. Her first assignment, the naturalist's obituary, turns into a hunt for a murderer.
The story crept at a snails pace and the characters were not very likeable, even the main one that was a breast cancer victim. ( this may sound unsympathetic but I got tired of hearing "the bright pink scar") The narrator seemed at times to be more interested in e-n-u-c-i-a-t-i-n-g than just reading the story.
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