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The Mutual Admiration Society

Author: Lesley Kagen
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781503941038
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From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Whistling in the Dark" comes an unforgettable novel that illuminates the sweet and brittle bonds of family, the tenderness of growing up, the heartbreak of longing for what we ve lost, and the poignancy of finding love. FACT: Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Theresa Tessie Finley, she s in over her head. PROOF: After hearing a scream and catching a glimpse of a mysterious man carrying a body beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery behind her house, Tessie adds solving a murder case to her already quite full to-do list. Tessie has elected herself president of the crime-stopping Mutual Admiration Society as if dealing with her sad madness over the tragic drowning of her beloved father; showering tender loving care on her sweet but weird younger sister, Birdie; and staying on the good side of their hard-edged mother weren t enough. With partner in crime Charlie Cue Ball Garfield, Tessie and Birdie will need to dodge the gossips in their 1950s blue-collar neighborhood particularly their evil next-door neighbor, Gert Klement, who d like nothing better than to send the sisters to homes. And, of course, there s the problem of steering clear of the kidnapping murderer if they have any hope of solving the mystery of all mysteries: the mystery of life. A rich and charming tour de force, "The Mutual Admiration Society" showcases Lesley Kagen s marvelous storytelling talents. Laced with heartwarming humor and heartbreaking grief, this novel is nothing short of magical."

The Complete Works Of Nathaniel Hawthorne Novels Short Stories Poetry Essays Letters And Memoirs Illustrated Edition

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026838653
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poetry, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: Fanshawe The Scarlet Letter The House of the Seven Gables The Blithedale Romance The Marble Faun The Dolliver Romance Septimius Felton Doctor Grimshawe's Secret Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse Wonder Book For Girls and Boys The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines Poems: Address to the Moon The Darken'd Veil Earthly Pomp Forms of Heroes Go to the Grave My Low and Humble Home The Ocean Essays: The British Matron: A Satire The Ancestral Footstep: Outlines of an English Romance Life Of Franklin Pierce Chiefly About War Matters Our Old Home Autobiographical Writings: Browne's Folly Love Letters (To Miss Sophia Peabody) Letter to the Editor of the Literary Review American Notebooks English Notebooks French and Italian Notebooks Biographies and Reminiscences of Hawthorne: Biography The Life and Genius of Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Hawthorne and His Moses by Herman Melville Fifty Years of Hawthorne My Literary Passions by W. D. Howell Life of Great Authors by H. T. Griswold Yesterday With Authors by J. T. Field Hawthorne and Brook Farm by G. W. Curtis Short Biography Essays and Criticisms on Hawthorne and His Works: Hawthorne by Henry James Jr. Nathaniel Hawthorne by Andrew Lang Nathaniel Hawthorne by G. E. Woodberry A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop 'Hawthorne' and 'The Works of Hawthorne' by G. W. Curtis

Christmas Gold The Greatest Holiday Novels Tales Poems Illustrated Edition

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027222168
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…

Holiday Ultimate Collection 400 Christmas Novels Stories Poems Carols Legends Illustrated Edition

Author: Louis Stevenson
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026898753
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This meticulously edited and unique Christmas collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

The Master And The Dean

Author: Rob Davidson
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826264688
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"Comparative study of Henry James's and William Dean Howells's literary criticism. Examines the interrelationship between the men, emphasizing their aesthetic concerns and attitudes toward the market and audience, and their beliefs concerning the moral value of fiction and the United States as a literary subject, and writings about each other"--Provided by publisher.

Playing With Boys

Author: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429909773
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From the author of The Dirty Girls Social Club comes another fast, funny, soulful, and sexy novel about friendship and love amid Latinas. It's a jungle out there -- in Los Angeles, that is, where the tangle of freeways and ingrained insincerity can make a girl feel very alone, no matter how fabulous the weather or how cute the clothes at the South Coast Plaza mall. With very different styles and attitudes, Marcella, Olivia, and Alexis are trying to crack the code in L.A, trying to snare love and success. But first they have to come together—to make their marks and plan the fun they're going to have along the way. Marcella is a hot, sharp young television actress who's barely able to enjoy the life she's bought for herself and certainly isn't enjoying her body, which is never quite perfect enough. Olivia, whose life revolves around her toddler son, Jack, is tethered to her suburban mommy track so tightly she can almost forget the horrible thing that happened to her family when she was a child herself. Alexis is a musicians' manager with a smart mouth, an ample body, and loads of style but barely enough self-esteem to fill a Prada card case. And the boys in their lives? Marcella's had about enough of them throwing themselves at her; Olivia's boy is her son; and Alexis is still searching, not for a boy this time, but for a man. Playing with Boys is a savvy novel with charm, style, and heart to spare.

The Sex Column And Other Misprints

Author: David Langford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1930997787
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David Langford has written for every issue of SFX, the top-selling British magazine about science fiction, since its launch in 1995. His sparkling column-imaginatively titled "Langford"-is notoriously the first page readers turn to. Now at last, The SEX Column collects over 130 instalments and extra features in book form.

The Autocrat Of The Breakfast Table

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048680139X
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Originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in the mid-nineteenth century, these philosophical essays were written by one of America's most celebrated thinkers. Poet and essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes drew upon his youthful experiences at a Boston boarding house to add color and humor to his reflections. As the autocrat, or ruler, of the communal table, Holmes converses with his fellow boarders, including the Landlady, the Professor, the Divinity Student, and the Schoolmistress. A vivid record of the era when Boston was the hub of America's intellectual and cultural scene, this book also offers timeless observations that range from the nature of conversation to the unexpected advantages of old age. Many of the essays are enhanced by the author's poems: "The Deacon's Masterpiece," "The Chambered Nautilus," "Contentment," and "The Living Temple," among others.