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The Jane Austen Book Club

b The Extraordinary i New York Times i Bestseller b p In California s central valley five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen s novels Over the six months they get together marriages are tested affairs begin unsuitable arrangements become suitable and love happens With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships p p Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that despite two centuries of separation unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy p


The End of Your Life Book Club

The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother who form a book club that brings them together as her life comes to a close br br Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she s reading The conversation they have grows into tradition soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room The ones they choose range from classic to popular from fantastic to spiritual and we hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions br br A profoundly moving testament to the power of love between a child and parent and the power of reading in our lives


The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #1)

i b The book club b i p is about to get p p a makeover p p p p Even if Megan would rather be at the mall Cassidy is late for hockey practice Emma s already read every book in existence and Jess is missing her mother too much to care the new book club is scheduled to meet every month p p But what begins as a mom imposed ritual of reading i Little Women i soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school From stolen journals to secret crushes to a fashion fiasco first dance the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama They can t help but wonder What would Jo March do p p Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction family and friendship p


The Book Club

For five women their monthly book club meeting is a time to share their hopes fears and triumphs As each woman faces transition they embrace the challenges that come with change and hold fast to their unfailing friendship


Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin

i Official Book Club Selection i is Kathy Griffin unplugged uncensored and unafraid to dish about what really happens on the road away from the cameras and at the star party after the show It s also her big chance to score that coveted book club endorsement she s always wanted Are you there Oprah It s me Kathy br br Kathy Griffin has won Emmys for her reality show i Kathy Griffin My Life on the D List i been nominated for a Grammy worked and walked every red carpet known to man and rung in the New Year with Anderson Cooper But the legions of fans who pack Kathy s sold out comedy shows have heard only part of her remarkable story Writing with her trademark wit the feisty comic settles a few old scores celebrates the friends and mentors who helped her claw her way to the top and shares insider gossip about celebrity behavior the good the bad and the very ugly She recounts the crazy ups and downs of her own career and introduces us to some of the supertalented people she encountered before they got famous or in some cases after fame went to their heads Word to the wise If you ve ever crossed Kathy Griffin at some point in your life check the index for your name br br Along the way Kathy reveals intimate details about her life before and after she made the big time She opens up about everything from growing up with a dysfunctional family in suburban Illinois to bombing as a young comedian in L A from her well publicized plastic surgery disasters to her highly publicized divorce and more Only in this book will you learn how the dinner table is the best training ground for a career in stand up how speaking your mind can bite you on the ass and buy you a house and which people in Kathy s life have taught her the most valuable lessons both inside and outside the entertainment industry br br Refreshingly candid unflinchingly honest and full of hilarious Did she really say that moments i Official Book Club Selection i will make you laugh until you cry or just puke up a little bit


The Book Thief

A story about among other things A girl some words an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul Winner of the BookBrowse Ruby Award br br Winner of the BookBrowse Ruby Award br br It s just a small story really about among other things a girl some words an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery br br Set during World War II in Germany Markus Zusak s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger a foster girl living outside of Munich Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can t resist books With the help of her accordion playing foster father she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul


To Kill a Mockingbird (2 Book Series)

b From Book b Harper Lee s Pulitzer prize winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred available now for the first time as an e book br br One of the best loved stories of all time To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages sold more than thirty million copies worldwide served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country A gripping heart wrenching and wholly remarkable tale of coming of age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl as her father a crusading local lawyer risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime


The Accidental Book Club

b Writing a new future takes a little time and a lot of love b br br Jean Vison never expected to run a book club until her life took an unexpected turn Now with Jean s husband gone what began as an off the cuff idea has grown into a group of six women who meet the second Tuesday of every month for a potluck supper for wine and laughter and for books br br There s Loretta who deals with the lack of intimacy in her marriage by diving into erotic novels Dorothy whose ruffian sons are a never ending source of stress May entertains the group with her outrageous dating stories while Mitzi finds something political to rant about in every book including Loretta s trashy romances Even Janet with her mousy shyness and constant blush has helped Jean rediscover the joy in life br br So when Jean s family starts unraveling again her daughter forced into rehab and her troubled teen granddaughter Bailey coming to live with her in the interim she turns to the book club for comfort and support And together they all even Bailey discover that family is what you make of it especially the family you choose


Fight Club

Every weekend in basements and parking lots across the country young men with good white collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden projectionist waiter and dark anarchic genius And it s only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth


The Dirty Book Club

i This is an updated cover edition of a href https www goodreads com book show the dirty book club rel nofollow a i br br b From the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship and of course the pleasure of a dirty book b br br M J Stark s life is picture perfect she has her dream job as a magazine editor a sexy doctor boyfriend and a glamorous life in New York City But behind her success there is a debilitating sense of loneliness So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try br br Once there M J is left to fend for herself in a small beach town with only the company of her elderly neighbor Gloria and an ocean that won t shut up One afternoon M J discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty year old pact And in lieu of a goodbye she s left a mysterious invitation to a secret club one that only reads erotic books br br Curious M J accepts and meets the three other hand selected club members As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives and as they open up they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories all they needed was to find each other first


The Joy Luck Club

In four Chinese women recent immigrants to San Francisco begin meeting to eat dim sum play mahjong and talk United in shared loss and hope they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit and wisdom Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful often tender and always deep connection between these four women and their American born daughters As each reveals her secrets trying to unravel the truth about her life the strings become more tangled more entwined


Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

Katniss Everdeen girl on fire has survived even though her home has been destroyed Gale has escaped Katniss s family is safe Peeta has been captured by the Capitol District really does exist There are rebels There are new leaders A revolution is unfolding br br It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it District has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol Everyone it seems has had a hand in the carefully laid plans except Katniss br br The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss s willingness to be a pawn to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem To do this she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust She must become the rebels Mockingjay no matter what the personal cost


The Naughty Girls Book Club

A quaint suburb A quiet little book club A very naughty reading list br br When Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling cafe what follows is more mind blowing than she could have ever imagined br br As the first book club meeting flounders Estelle suggests a spot of erotica to spice things up br br Inspired by their naughty novels this group of shy suburban readers shake off their inhibitions and soon discover that their own lives can be just as scandalous


The Cherry Cola Book Club (A Cherry Cola Book Club #1)

With its corrugated iron siding and cramped interior the Cherico Mississippi library is no Antebellum gem But for young librarian Maura Beth Mayhew it s as essential to the community as the delicious desserts at the Twinkle Twinkle Caf It s a place for neighbors to mingle and browse through the newest bestsellers for the indomitable Miss Voncille Nettles to host her Who s Who in Cherico meetings The library may be underfunded and overlooked but it s Maura Beth s pride and she won t let the good ole boys on the City Council close it down without a fight p Which is why Maura Beth has founded the Cherry Cola Book Club a last ditch attempt to boost circulation and save her job Over potluck dinners featuring treasured family recipes the book lovers of Cherico come together to talk about literary classics But soon it s not just Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee being discussed over chicken gumbo and homemade biscuits with green pepper jelly Secrets are shared old dreams rekindled and new loves slowly blossom p p Southern charm wit and warmth combine in this delightful novel about great books true friends and the stories that give life its richest meaning on and off the page p


Romeo and Juliet. a Tragedy. Altered from Shakespeare, by D. Garrick, Esq. Taken from the Manager's Book at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden.

The th century was a wealth of knowledge exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press In its determination to preserve the century of revolution Gale initiated a revolution of its own digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original th century manuscripts are available in print making them highly accessible to libraries undergraduate students and independent scholars Western literary study flows out of eighteenth century works by Alexander Pope Daniel Defoe Henry Fielding Frances Burney Denis Diderot Johann Gottfried Herder Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and others Experience the birth of the modern novel or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification British LibraryT London printed for R Butters p plate


A Game of Thrones Book 1 Part 1

Long ago in a time forgotten a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime trouble is brewing The cold is returning and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom s protective Wall To the south the king s powers are failing his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king s new Hand an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself br br Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies soldiers and sorcerers assassins and bastards who come together in a time of grim omens Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne a child is lost in the twilight between life and death and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear Amid plots and counter plots tragedy and betrayal victory and terror allies and enemies the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts the game of thrones br br Unparalleled in scope and execution A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages won t let you go until the end and leave you yearning for more


The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

i They open a door and enter a world i br br NARNIA the land beyond the wardrobe the secret country known only to Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy the place where the adventure begins br br Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor s mysterious old house At first no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan the Great Lion for themselves In the blink of an eye their lives are changed forever


The Da Vinci Code: (Robert Langdon Book 2)

b The record breaking bestseller b br b b A man is murdered in the world s most famous museum br Around his body is a ring of codes drawn in blood br He died to protect a secret which Robert Langdon must uncover br It will be a race against time to decipher this final message br Can he get there before the killers do


The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Alternate Cover Edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show the lightning thief rel nofollow here a br br Percy Jackson is a good kid but he can t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper And lately being away at boarding school is only getting worse Percy could have sworn his pre algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him When Percy s mom finds out she knows it s time that he knew the truth about where he came from and that he go to the one place he ll be safe She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood a summer camp for demigods on Long Island where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon God of the Sea Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld located in a recording studio in Hollywood and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods


Jane Eyre

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield falls in love with Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed br br With a heroine full of yearning the dangerous secrets she encounters and the choices she finally makes Charlotte Bronte s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers


The Children's Treasure Book - Vol V - Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America


Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #4)

The fourth chapter in the Mother Daughter Book Club series


Wuthering Heights

i In a house haunted by memories the past is everywhere i br br As darkness falls a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange grim house Wuthering Heights It is a place he will never forget There he will come to learn the story of Cathy how she was forced to choose between her well meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge and continues to torment those in the present How love can transgress authority convention even death And how desire can kill


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy who for the last fifteen years has been posing as an out of work actor br br Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker s Guide A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have and a galaxy full of fellow travelers Zaphod Beeblebrox the two headed three armed ex hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy Trillian Zaphod s girlfriend formally Tricia McMillan whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone Marvin a paranoid brilliant and chronically depressed robot Veet Voojagig a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years


Eragon: Inheritance, Book I

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings the i New York Times i bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over million copies and is an international fantasy sensation br br br Fifteen year old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed Gifted with only an ancient sword a loyal dragon and sage advice from an old storyteller Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic glory and power Now his choices could save or destroy the Empire br br An authentic work of great talent i The New York Times Book Review i br br Christopher Paolini make s literary magic with his precocious debut i People i br br Unusual powerful fresh and fluid i Booklist i Starred br br An auspicious beginning to both career and series i Publishers Weekly i br br A New York Times Bestseller br br A USA Today Bestseller br br A Wall Street Journal Bestseller br br A Book Sense Bestseller br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger In the midst of it all she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf With her graduation quickly approaching Bella has one more decision to make life or death But which is which


Gone with the Wind (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 1149)

Gone with the Wind according to a poll is the second favorite book by American readers just behind the Bible br br The story is set in Clayton County Georgia and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction br br Scarlett O Hara the spoiled daughter of a well to do plantation owner must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman s March to the Sea during the Civil War br br The novel s title taken from a poem written by the British poet Ernest Dowson br


Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #5)

p This Christmas season join the girls of the mother daughter book club for a variety of holiday themed adventures Becca Megan Emma Cassidy and Jess have plenty of reading material to bring on their trips too because the book club is tackling the Betsy Tacy series before their next meeting on New Year s Eve br br p p But unfortunately nothing goes quite as planned for any of the girls On a Christmas cruise with their families Megan and Becca fight over the dashing son of the ship s captain Cassidy and her family fly back to California to visit Cassidy s sister Courtney but when the West Coast causes homesickness for their former life in Laguna Beach the family begins to question what state they should call home And a disastrous sledding accident causes both Emma and Jess to completely change their holiday plans p p Between squabbles injuries and blizzards everything seems to be going wrong Will the girls be able to find their holiday spirit in time for Christmas p


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Better Little Book, #1422)

Abridgement of Twain s story in the BLB format


The Rejected Writers' Book Club (Southlea Bay, #1)

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited and practically dragged to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers Book Club This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay Washington Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter they receive bad news that could destroy one member s reputation and disband the group forever To save the club Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long buried secret As they race to the finish line they ll face their fears landslides haunted houses handsome strangers ungrateful children and have the time of their lives


The Jane Austen Book Club

b The Extraordinary i New York Times i Bestseller b p In California s central valley five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen s novels Over the six months they get together marriages are tested affairs begin unsuitable arrangements become suitable and love happens With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships p p Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that despite two centuries of separation unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy p


The End of Your Life Book Club

The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother who form a book club that brings them together as her life comes to a close br br Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she s reading The conversation they have grows into tradition soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room The ones they choose range from classic to popular from fantastic to spiritual and we hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions br br A profoundly moving testament to the power of love between a child and parent and the power of reading in our lives


The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #1)

i b The book club b i p is about to get p p a makeover p p p p Even if Megan would rather be at the mall Cassidy is late for hockey practice Emma s already read every book in existence and Jess is missing her mother too much to care the new book club is scheduled to meet every month p p But what begins as a mom imposed ritual of reading i Little Women i soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school From stolen journals to secret crushes to a fashion fiasco first dance the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama They can t help but wonder What would Jo March do p p Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction family and friendship p


The Book Club

For five women their monthly book club meeting is a time to share their hopes fears and triumphs As each woman faces transition they embrace the challenges that come with change and hold fast to their unfailing friendship


Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin

i Official Book Club Selection i is Kathy Griffin unplugged uncensored and unafraid to dish about what really happens on the road away from the cameras and at the star party after the show It s also her big chance to score that coveted book club endorsement she s always wanted Are you there Oprah It s me Kathy br br Kathy Griffin has won Emmys for her reality show i Kathy Griffin My Life on the D List i been nominated for a Grammy worked and walked every red carpet known to man and rung in the New Year with Anderson Cooper But the legions of fans who pack Kathy s sold out comedy shows have heard only part of her remarkable story Writing with her trademark wit the feisty comic settles a few old scores celebrates the friends and mentors who helped her claw her way to the top and shares insider gossip about celebrity behavior the good the bad and the very ugly She recounts the crazy ups and downs of her own career and introduces us to some of the supertalented people she encountered before they got famous or in some cases after fame went to their heads Word to the wise If you ve ever crossed Kathy Griffin at some point in your life check the index for your name br br Along the way Kathy reveals intimate details about her life before and after she made the big time She opens up about everything from growing up with a dysfunctional family in suburban Illinois to bombing as a young comedian in L A from her well publicized plastic surgery disasters to her highly publicized divorce and more Only in this book will you learn how the dinner table is the best training ground for a career in stand up how speaking your mind can bite you on the ass and buy you a house and which people in Kathy s life have taught her the most valuable lessons both inside and outside the entertainment industry br br Refreshingly candid unflinchingly honest and full of hilarious Did she really say that moments i Official Book Club Selection i will make you laugh until you cry or just puke up a little bit


The Book Thief

A story about among other things A girl some words an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul Winner of the BookBrowse Ruby Award br br Winner of the BookBrowse Ruby Award br br It s just a small story really about among other things a girl some words an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery br br Set during World War II in Germany Markus Zusak s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger a foster girl living outside of Munich Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can t resist books With the help of her accordion playing foster father she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul


To Kill a Mockingbird (2 Book Series)

b From Book b Harper Lee s Pulitzer prize winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred available now for the first time as an e book br br One of the best loved stories of all time To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages sold more than thirty million copies worldwide served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country A gripping heart wrenching and wholly remarkable tale of coming of age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl as her father a crusading local lawyer risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime


The Accidental Book Club

b Writing a new future takes a little time and a lot of love b br br Jean Vison never expected to run a book club until her life took an unexpected turn Now with Jean s husband gone what began as an off the cuff idea has grown into a group of six women who meet the second Tuesday of every month for a potluck supper for wine and laughter and for books br br There s Loretta who deals with the lack of intimacy in her marriage by diving into erotic novels Dorothy whose ruffian sons are a never ending source of stress May entertains the group with her outrageous dating stories while Mitzi finds something political to rant about in every book including Loretta s trashy romances Even Janet with her mousy shyness and constant blush has helped Jean rediscover the joy in life br br So when Jean s family starts unraveling again her daughter forced into rehab and her troubled teen granddaughter Bailey coming to live with her in the interim she turns to the book club for comfort and support And together they all even Bailey discover that family is what you make of it especially the family you choose


Fight Club

Every weekend in basements and parking lots across the country young men with good white collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden projectionist waiter and dark anarchic genius And it s only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth


The Dirty Book Club

i This is an updated cover edition of a href https www goodreads com book show the dirty book club rel nofollow a i br br b From the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship and of course the pleasure of a dirty book b br br M J Stark s life is picture perfect she has her dream job as a magazine editor a sexy doctor boyfriend and a glamorous life in New York City But behind her success there is a debilitating sense of loneliness So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try br br Once there M J is left to fend for herself in a small beach town with only the company of her elderly neighbor Gloria and an ocean that won t shut up One afternoon M J discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty year old pact And in lieu of a goodbye she s left a mysterious invitation to a secret club one that only reads erotic books br br Curious M J accepts and meets the three other hand selected club members As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives and as they open up they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories all they needed was to find each other first


The Joy Luck Club

In four Chinese women recent immigrants to San Francisco begin meeting to eat dim sum play mahjong and talk United in shared loss and hope they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit and wisdom Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful often tender and always deep connection between these four women and their American born daughters As each reveals her secrets trying to unravel the truth about her life the strings become more tangled more entwined


Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

Katniss Everdeen girl on fire has survived even though her home has been destroyed Gale has escaped Katniss s family is safe Peeta has been captured by the Capitol District really does exist There are rebels There are new leaders A revolution is unfolding br br It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it District has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol Everyone it seems has had a hand in the carefully laid plans except Katniss br br The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss s willingness to be a pawn to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem To do this she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust She must become the rebels Mockingjay no matter what the personal cost


The Naughty Girls Book Club

A quaint suburb A quiet little book club A very naughty reading list br br When Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling cafe what follows is more mind blowing than she could have ever imagined br br As the first book club meeting flounders Estelle suggests a spot of erotica to spice things up br br Inspired by their naughty novels this group of shy suburban readers shake off their inhibitions and soon discover that their own lives can be just as scandalous


The Cherry Cola Book Club (A Cherry Cola Book Club #1)

With its corrugated iron siding and cramped interior the Cherico Mississippi library is no Antebellum gem But for young librarian Maura Beth Mayhew it s as essential to the community as the delicious desserts at the Twinkle Twinkle Caf It s a place for neighbors to mingle and browse through the newest bestsellers for the indomitable Miss Voncille Nettles to host her Who s Who in Cherico meetings The library may be underfunded and overlooked but it s Maura Beth s pride and she won t let the good ole boys on the City Council close it down without a fight p Which is why Maura Beth has founded the Cherry Cola Book Club a last ditch attempt to boost circulation and save her job Over potluck dinners featuring treasured family recipes the book lovers of Cherico come together to talk about literary classics But soon it s not just Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee being discussed over chicken gumbo and homemade biscuits with green pepper jelly Secrets are shared old dreams rekindled and new loves slowly blossom p p Southern charm wit and warmth combine in this delightful novel about great books true friends and the stories that give life its richest meaning on and off the page p


Romeo and Juliet. a Tragedy. Altered from Shakespeare, by D. Garrick, Esq. Taken from the Manager's Book at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden.

The th century was a wealth of knowledge exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press In its determination to preserve the century of revolution Gale initiated a revolution of its own digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original th century manuscripts are available in print making them highly accessible to libraries undergraduate students and independent scholars Western literary study flows out of eighteenth century works by Alexander Pope Daniel Defoe Henry Fielding Frances Burney Denis Diderot Johann Gottfried Herder Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and others Experience the birth of the modern novel or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification British LibraryT London printed for R Butters p plate


A Game of Thrones Book 1 Part 1

Long ago in a time forgotten a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime trouble is brewing The cold is returning and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom s protective Wall To the south the king s powers are failing his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king s new Hand an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself br br Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies soldiers and sorcerers assassins and bastards who come together in a time of grim omens Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne a child is lost in the twilight between life and death and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear Amid plots and counter plots tragedy and betrayal victory and terror allies and enemies the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts the game of thrones br br Unparalleled in scope and execution A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages won t let you go until the end and leave you yearning for more


The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

i They open a door and enter a world i br br NARNIA the land beyond the wardrobe the secret country known only to Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy the place where the adventure begins br br Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor s mysterious old house At first no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan the Great Lion for themselves In the blink of an eye their lives are changed forever


The Da Vinci Code: (Robert Langdon Book 2)

b The record breaking bestseller b br b b A man is murdered in the world s most famous museum br Around his body is a ring of codes drawn in blood br He died to protect a secret which Robert Langdon must uncover br It will be a race against time to decipher this final message br Can he get there before the killers do


The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Alternate Cover Edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show the lightning thief rel nofollow here a br br Percy Jackson is a good kid but he can t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper And lately being away at boarding school is only getting worse Percy could have sworn his pre algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him When Percy s mom finds out she knows it s time that he knew the truth about where he came from and that he go to the one place he ll be safe She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood a summer camp for demigods on Long Island where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon God of the Sea Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld located in a recording studio in Hollywood and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods


Jane Eyre

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield falls in love with Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed br br With a heroine full of yearning the dangerous secrets she encounters and the choices she finally makes Charlotte Bronte s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers


The Children's Treasure Book - Vol V - Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence Louisa May Alcott s Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post Civil War America


Pies & Prejudice (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #4)

The fourth chapter in the Mother Daughter Book Club series


Wuthering Heights

i In a house haunted by memories the past is everywhere i br br As darkness falls a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange grim house Wuthering Heights It is a place he will never forget There he will come to learn the story of Cathy how she was forced to choose between her well meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge and continues to torment those in the present How love can transgress authority convention even death And how desire can kill


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy who for the last fifteen years has been posing as an out of work actor br br Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker s Guide A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have and a galaxy full of fellow travelers Zaphod Beeblebrox the two headed three armed ex hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy Trillian Zaphod s girlfriend formally Tricia McMillan whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone Marvin a paranoid brilliant and chronically depressed robot Veet Voojagig a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years


Eragon: Inheritance, Book I

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings the i New York Times i bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over million copies and is an international fantasy sensation br br br Fifteen year old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed Gifted with only an ancient sword a loyal dragon and sage advice from an old storyteller Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic glory and power Now his choices could save or destroy the Empire br br An authentic work of great talent i The New York Times Book Review i br br Christopher Paolini make s literary magic with his precocious debut i People i br br Unusual powerful fresh and fluid i Booklist i Starred br br An auspicious beginning to both career and series i Publishers Weekly i br br A New York Times Bestseller br br A USA Today Bestseller br br A Wall Street Journal Bestseller br br A Book Sense Bestseller br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger In the midst of it all she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf With her graduation quickly approaching Bella has one more decision to make life or death But which is which


Gone with the Wind (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 1149)

Gone with the Wind according to a poll is the second favorite book by American readers just behind the Bible br br The story is set in Clayton County Georgia and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction br br Scarlett O Hara the spoiled daughter of a well to do plantation owner must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman s March to the Sea during the Civil War br br The novel s title taken from a poem written by the British poet Ernest Dowson br


Home for the Holidays (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #5)

p This Christmas season join the girls of the mother daughter book club for a variety of holiday themed adventures Becca Megan Emma Cassidy and Jess have plenty of reading material to bring on their trips too because the book club is tackling the Betsy Tacy series before their next meeting on New Year s Eve br br p p But unfortunately nothing goes quite as planned for any of the girls On a Christmas cruise with their families Megan and Becca fight over the dashing son of the ship s captain Cassidy and her family fly back to California to visit Cassidy s sister Courtney but when the West Coast causes homesickness for their former life in Laguna Beach the family begins to question what state they should call home And a disastrous sledding accident causes both Emma and Jess to completely change their holiday plans p p Between squabbles injuries and blizzards everything seems to be going wrong Will the girls be able to find their holiday spirit in time for Christmas p


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Better Little Book, #1422)

Abridgement of Twain s story in the BLB format


The Rejected Writers' Book Club (Southlea Bay, #1)

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited and practically dragged to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers Book Club This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay Washington Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter they receive bad news that could destroy one member s reputation and disband the group forever To save the club Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long buried secret As they race to the finish line they ll face their fears landslides haunted houses handsome strangers ungrateful children and have the time of their lives