When She Was Good

When She Was Good Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 9781407018690
Year 2010-12-23
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her irresponsible, alcoholic father thrown in jail. Since then, Lucy has become a furious adolescent - raging against middle-class life and provincial American piety - intent on reforming the men around her: especially her incompetent mama's boy of a husband, Roy. As time rolls on, Lucy struggles to free herself of the terrible disappointment engendered by her father, and is forever yearning for the man he could never be. It is with scalpel-like precision that Roth depicts the rage, the hatred and the ferocity of feeling that soon takes hold of Lucy's life.

And When She Was Good

And When She Was Good Author Laura Lippman
ISBN-10 9780571299645
Year 2012-12-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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In the comfortable suburb where she lives, Heloise is just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses her son's soccer games or school plays. But in discrete hotel rooms throughout the area, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford her hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise has believed her unorthodox life to be a safe one; rigidly compartmentalized, maintaining no real friendships and trusting very few people. But now this secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions about her business. Her longtime protector is hinting at new, mysterious dangers. Her employees can no longer be trusted. Her ex, the one who doesn't know he's the father of her son, is appealing his life sentence. And, one county over, another so-called 'suburban madam' has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide... Can Heloise stay alive long enough to remake her life again, and save her son? Can she really expect to leave everything else behind?

When She Was Good

When She Was Good Author Norma Fox Mazer
ISBN-10 9780545361910
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Norma Fox Mazer's remarkable story of two sisters fighting to survive against a world without caring. In the sad, shabby trailer where Em Thurkill lived her first fourteen years, suffering her father's alcoholic rages and her mother's deathly silence, and in the three she lived trapped with her violent, unstable sister, there seems more than enough to end even the dream of hope. Yet Em Thurkill's story is a story of how hope outlives brutality. It is a story of one girl's sweetness, and almost unbearable pain. Heartbreaking, mesmerizing, and ultimately transcendent, this novel is a tribute to the astonishing resilience of the human soul.

Novels 1967 1972

Novels  1967 1972 Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018068756
Year 2005
Pages 671
Language en
Publisher
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A compendium of definitive writings includes the psychological portrait, When She Was Good; the celebrity-making Portnoy's Complaint; the Swiftian takedown of the Nixon administration known as Our Gang; and The Breast, which introduced evolving protagonist David Kepesh.

When She Was Good

When She Was Good Author Tristan Taormino
ISBN-10 9781627780810
Year 2014-07-21
Pages 266
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.

Letting Go

Letting Go Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 9781446400326
Year 2010-12-23
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Gabe Wallach, freshly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, and thus freed from old attachments, is hungrily seeking new ones. He's drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate in literature, and to Libby - Paul's moody, Catholic-turned-Jewish wife. Gabe wonders: how to reconcile the ordered 'world of feeling' found in books with the anarchy of life, responsible adulthood, and his own love affairs? When Gabe meets Martha Reganhart, a spirited, outspoken, divorced mother of two, she poses the greatest challenge that he, and his moral enthusiasm, will face. Letting Go is Philip Roth's blistering first full-length novel.

When She Woke

When She Woke Author Hillary Jordan
ISBN-10 9780007456734
Year 2012-04-12
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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Hannah Payne is a RED. Her crime: MURDER. And her victim, says the state of Texas, was her unborn child.

When She Was White

When She Was White Author Judith Stone
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067697766
Year 2007-04-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Miramax Books
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During the worst years of official racism in South Africa, the story of one young girl gripped the nation and came to symbolize the injustice, corruption, and arbitrary nature of apartheid. Born in 1955 to a pro-apartheid Afrikaner couple, Sandra Laing was officially registered and raised as a white child. But when she was sent to a boarding school for whites, she was mercilessly persecuted because of her dark skin and frizzy hair. Her parents attributed Sandra's appearance to an interracial union far back in history; they swore Sandra was their child. Their neighbors, however, thought Mrs. Laing had committed adultery with a black man. The family was shunned. And when Sandra was ten, she was removed from school by the police and reclassified as "coloured." As a teenager, Sandra eloped with a black man, and her parents disowned her. The young woman, who had only known the privileged world of the whites, chose to begin again in a poor, rural, all-black township, where life was a desperate, day-to-day struggle against poverty, illness, and a legal system designed to enslave. In this remarkable narrative, veteran journalist and author Judith Stone takes us on her own eye-opening journey as she and Sandra explore the mysteries of Sandra's past and piece together the fractured life of one of apartheid's many victims. As the devastating circumstances of Sandra's life are revealed, Stone comes to understand and admire her for the flawed -- yet enduring -- survivor she is.

Everything Was Goodbye

Everything Was Goodbye Author Gurjinder Basran
ISBN-10 9780143183945
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin Canada
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Raised by her widowed mother and the youngest of six daughters, Meena is a young Indo-Canadian woman struggling to find her place in the world. As a restless and headstrong teenager, she knows that the freedom experienced by her Canadian peers is beyond her reach. But unlike her older sisters, Meena refuses to accept a life that is defined by an arranged marriage. She befriends a young man named Liam, a social outcast and kindred spirit, who asks her to run away with him. As she weighs her decision carefully, she learns that she is too late-he has already left without a trace. Faced with increasing pressure from her family and her tight-knit community, Meena must confront the expectations placed on her, and with them, all the rippling consequences that follow. Heartbreaking and beautiful, Everything Was Good-bye is an unforgettable story about family, love, and loss, and the complexities of living in two different cultural worlds.

When the Getting Was Good

When the Getting Was Good Author Susan G. Bell
ISBN-10 1449089895
Year 2010-06-04
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Author House
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The lone woman trader at a prestigious New York bank, Kate Munro completes an eye-popping trade that captures the attention of Wall Street. But her euphoria fades when she hears that Morehead Woodson, the most powerful trader in the bond business, has been on the losing side of the transaction. Kate worries about retribution from Woodson, a man notoriously unforgiving of slights. Then comes the stunning announcement that he is about to become her boss. Woodson’s bullying style ruins the collegial environment in which Kate has thrived. To make matters worse, she learns from an inside source that his trading practices are under investigation by the Federal Reserve—and that she has been implicated. Now she must fight to clear her name and save her job. How far will Kate go to keep her Wall Street career alive?

When She Was Bad

When She Was Bad Author Tammy Cohen
ISBN-10 9781473509597
Year 2016-04-21
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'A fresh, clever psychological thriller. I loved it!' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'Ingeniously sharp thriller, set in an office' HEAT MAGAZINE, 5 * ' Tammy Cohen is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors' EMMA KAVANAGH 'Psychological thrillers don't get much better than this!' C L TAYLOR 'Truly terrifying' RUTH WARE THRILLER OF THE MONTH, Good Housekeeping Closer Magazine Must-read: 'This ADDICTIVE PAGE-TURNER puts a GRIPPING new spin on office politics' 'A thriller with startling twists and a kick to the finish' Sunday Mirror 'This was so gripping!' Red Magazine One of the Daily Mail's BIGGEST SELLING bookclub authors 'Unsettling, tense and utterly unputdownable' Woman & Home 'Will keep you guessing right until the end' i magazine YOU SEE THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH EVERY DAY. BUT WHAT CAN'T YOU SEE? Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years - they know how each one likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in .... Now, there's something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?

The Life She Wants

The Life She Wants Author Robyn Carr
ISBN-10 9781460395950
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher MIRA
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr brings together a poignant novel with a rich tapestry of characters. A moving story that will leave the reader laughing and crying, as two friends confront their pasts and move towards their futures. In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients’ life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband’s crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she’s known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn’t easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she’d rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan. Riley and Emma were like sisters—until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can’t escape her husband’s reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she’d ever ask for help—her former best friend. It’s an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they’ve made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other—and themselves—can each of them find the life she wants.

Herself When She s Missing

Herself When She s Missing Author Sarah Terez Rosenblum
ISBN-10 9781593764876
Year 2012-05-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Soft Skull Press
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Cry Wolf saved Andrea's life, or that's how she likes to tell it. Forever in search of spiritual fulfillment, Andrea has rejected everything from religion to eating disorders, in favor of "I'm-with-the-band" style fanaticism, all centered on Cry Wolf, a brother-sister folk/rock duo with an eccentric hodgepodge of followers. When Andrea meets fellow groupie Jordan outside a concert, their connection is undeniable: Jordan is powerfully seductive, and Andrea is intrigued by Jordan’s lawless ways. Their romance escalates as they follow Cry Wolf around the country, but as Jordan becomes increasingly manipulative and unreliable, Andrea begins to realize that her passion for Jordan has turned into yet another addiction. The first time Jordan leaves her, Andrea flees Los Angeles for Chicago, almost relieved, and almost ready to start fresh. But when Jordan arrives unannounced on Andrea’s doorstep, Andrea can’t help it; she’s thrilled. Meet Andrea: tightly wound, mid-20s, teacher, hotter than she gives herself credit for, less clever than she believes. Meet Jordan: LA-skinny, ocean eyes, early-40s, perpetual undergraduate student, a liar who believes her own lies. Post-modern in form (lists, 3x5 cards, even the occasional screenplay), but classical in theme: a tale of a girl desperate for something like, but not quite love.

Good In Bed

Good In Bed Author Jennifer Weiner
ISBN-10 9781847395825
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the bestselling author of In Her Shoes, All Fall Down and the forthcoming novel Who Do You Love, Good in Bedis a funny and tender story full of heart. Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized reporter was perfectly happy writing about other people's lives for her local newspaper. And for the past twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her job, her friends, her dog and her life. She loves her apartment and her commodious, quilt-lined bed. She has made a tenuous peace with her body and she even felt okay about ending her relationship with her boyfriend Bruce. But now this... 'Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world,' Bruce has written in a national woman's magazine. And Cannie - who never knew that Bruce saw her as a larger woman, or thought that loving her was an act of courage - is plunged into misery, and the most amazing year of her life.