Download or read book The Secret Life of E Robert Pendleton written by Michael Collins and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-07-22 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale of murder and literary ambition set on an American university campus from a master of the dark side of human nature It's been over a decade since Robert Pendleton published his brilliant short story debut, and his hopes for a dazzling literary career now lie in tatters. Hanging on to his tenure in literature at Bannockburn college by the slimmest of threads, Pendleton's simmering despair boils over with the arrival on campus of his one-time friend, now nemesis, the bestselling author and king of the coffee-table book, David Horowitz. For Pendleton, death seems to be the only remaining option, but his attempt to kill himself is wrecked by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. Whilst Pendleton recovers from his suicide attempt, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, bitter story with a gruesome murder at its core. The publication of Scream causes a storm of publicity, a whirlwind into which Adi and Horowitz are thrust - along with the sister of a young girl whose real-life, unsolved murder bears an uncanny resemblance to the crime in Pendleton's novel and a burnt-out cop with secrets of his own, who is determined to prove that in this case fact and fiction are one and the same.
Download or read book The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls written by Katt and published by Urban Books. This book was released on 2019-09-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charlie Dixon never had it easy. Growing up in a loveless home, she always yearned for love. She gave the saying “looking for love in all the wrong places” its meaning. Failed relationship after failed relationship lead Charlie to give up on love. That is, until someone special crashes into her life—literally. Charlie never expected to find love, but when she starts falling, her loyalties and mounting lies threaten to destroy her last chance. Will Charlie fight to finally be happy, or will the odds stay stacked against her? Emerson Dayle is finally coming into her own as a career woman. After a devastating divorce from her childhood love, Mason, Emerson has to pick up the pieces of her shattered life one shard at a time. With a newfound love of self, she swears off the days of sacrificing herself for the sake of a husband. As a new entrepreneur and wildly successful internet influencer, Emerson feels like she’s finally made it. But when a secret from her past and a new betrayal threaten everything she has worked for, her life quickly changes. Can Emerson keep all her scandals out of the limelight, or will everything she’s worked for fall apart right before her eyes? Mikayla King has a secret, and it’s big enough to bring her entire life crashing down. Her children, Kai and Zuri, are the only people keeping Mikayla grounded, until her relationship with her children is threatened too. Mikayla would rather continue suffering mental and physical abuse at the hands of her husband than go back to being poor and subject her children to the life she lived as a child. However, when Mikayla’s deepest secret is revealed, life as she knows it crumbles to pieces. It is not long before she turns to substances to ease her pain, just like her mother did. Can Mikayla overcome her demons to save her children, or will she see her worst fear realized and lose them?
Download or read book Quick and Popular Reads for Teens written by Pam Spencer Holley and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.
Download or read book The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl written by Rosemary Kingsland and published by Crown. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir—a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary’s parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father’s persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary’s life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.
Download or read book The Secret Life of the Savoy written by Olivia Williams and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel’s founders, told through three generations—and one hundred years—of glamour and high society. For the gondoliers-themed birthday dinner, the hotel obligingly flooded the courtyard to conjure the Grand Canal of Venice. Dinner was served on a silk-lined floating gondola, real swans were swimming in the water, and as a final flourish, a baby elephant borrowed from London Zoo pulled a five-foot high birthday cake. In three generations, the D'Oyly Carte family and London's Savoy Hotel pioneered the idea of the luxury hotel and the modern theater, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P. G. Wodehouse series, and popularized early jazz, electric lights, and Art Deco. Following the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D'Oyly Carte family, The Secret Life of the Savoy brings to life the extraordinary cultural legacy of the most famous hotel in the world.
Download or read book Lizzie Jordan s Secret Life written by Chrissie Manby and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-03-09 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five years after leaving university, Lizzie Jordan considers herself one of life's failures. Unlike her highflying friends, Lizzie works as a typist, shares a grotty flat and 'makes do' with an unexciting boyfriend. But she has a secret love - Brian, a handsome American she dated at university, five years ago. In her emails she pretends her life is a whirl of extravagant parties and million-pound business deals. Then one day, Brian announces he's coming to stay! Lizzie's secret life is about to be rumbled unless she comes up with a cunning plan. But even the most best-laid plans have a habit of going horribly wrong... Praise for Chrissie Manby 'Very funny, hugely feel-good, and the perfect antidote for anyone who worries that the only career ladder they've achieved is a run in their tights' - Fiona Walker 'Nothing short of brilliant' - Marie Claire
Download or read book The Secret Life of It Girls written by Dakota Lane and published by . This book was released on 2008-03-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A series of vignettes in which high school girls in a clique thresh out everything from teenage pregnancy and indiscretions on the Internet to the correct procedure for failing a Spanish exam.
Download or read book Secret Lives written by Diana Prince and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Secret Lives This book explores the fascinating and dangerous world of the American prostitute. Dr. Prince's landmark study in 1985 was the largest study on prostitution ever conducted with over 450 subjects. The requests for that study from law enforcement and social services agencies led to additional research since that time. This unique book is taken from hundreds of hours of interviews with call girls, street walkers, and brothel workers in California and Nevada. Told in the words of the women, themselves, the reader gets a glimpse into a profession that is usually shrouded in stereotypes and misinformation. The book provides a rare insight into these women and their world.
Download or read book The Secret Life of John Paul II written by Lino Zani and published by TAN Books. This book was released on 2012-09-03 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Outdoorsman, thinker, skier, hiker, believer Pope. Blessed Pope John Paull II was known and loved in his public life for his adherence to the True Faith, his accessibility and his deep connection with the peoples of this world. He was also an avid sportsman and a skilled skier and hiker who found refuge, solace and spirituality in the mountain peaks and great outdoors. Now, translated for the first time into English, this first-hand account by Lino Zani, John Paul II s ski instructor and mountain guide, offers an intimate portrait of the Pope. Away from the demands and intrigues of the Vatican. A place of quiet respite for the Pope, it was on one of these secluded Alpine trips where he experienced a profound mystical vision of himself as the Fatima Pope.
Download or read book The Disappearing Girl written by Lisa Machoian and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2006-02-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adults are increasingly concerned about the rising rate of depression in teenage girls and the frequency of alarming behaviors including wild conduct, explosive outbursts, back talking, sexual escapades, drug experimentation, and even cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts. The Disappearing Girl, the first book on depression in teenage girls, helps parents understand: • Why silence reflects a girl’s desperate wish for inclusion, not isolation • Subtle differences between teen angst and problem behavior • Vulnerabilities in dating, friendships, school, and families • How, if untreated, girls will carry feelings of helplessness, anger, and depression into adulthood Dr. Machoian also offers conversation topics to help girls navigate mixed messages, develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and build resilience that will empower them throughout life, as well as helping parents manage their own frustration.
Download or read book The Secret Life of a Black Aspie written by Anand Prahlad and published by University of Alaska Press. This book was released on 2017-02-15 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir ... is his story ... Rooted in black folklore and cultural ambience, and offering new perspectives on autism and more, [his book intends to] inspire and delight readers and deepen our understanding of the marginal spaces of human existence"--Amazon.com.
Download or read book This Could Help written by Patrick Rhone and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-11-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I’m not sure what this book will mean to you, personally. All I know is that it could help. Help what? I’m not entirely sure. In fact, I can’t even say for sure it will help everyone who reads it — though I certainly hope it will. What I do know is that some part of this could help you in some area of life. It could help you in your job. It could help you in a relationship. It could help you get through a trying time or a creative struggle. Or, it could just let you know you are not alone — that there is at least one other person who has faced similar struggles and sought to help you with yours. So, if you find yourself in the middle of a problem, a crossroads, or a barrier, read this book. It could help.
Download or read book Secret Lives Other Stories written by Ngugi wa Thiong'o and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'One of the greatest writers of our time' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Ngugi wa Thiong'o is renowned for his political novels and plays, yet he honed his craft as a short story writer. First published in 1975, Secret Lives and Other Stories brings together a range of Ngugi's political short stories. From tales of the meeting between magic and superstition, to stories about the modernising forces of colonialism, and the pervasive threat of nature, this collection celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers.
Download or read book The Secret Life of Sleep written by Kat Duff and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-03-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the astonishing facts, myths, and benefits of one of the most endangered human resources—sleep. It has become increasingly clear that our sleep shapes who we are as much as, if not more than, we shape it. While most sleep research hasn’t ventured far beyond research labs and treatment clinics, The Secret Life of Sleep taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource. With a sense of infectious curiosity, award winning author Kat Duff mixes cutting-edge research with insightful narratives, surprising insights, and timely questions to help us better understand what we’re losing before it’s too late. The Secret Life of Sleep tackles the full breadth of what sleep means to people the world over. Embark on an exploration of what lies behind and beyond our eyelids when we surrender to the secret life of sleep.
Download or read book Our Boys and Girls written by Oliver Optic and published by . This book was released on 1873 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Secret to Southern Charm written by Kristy Woodson Harvey and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A 2018 Spring Okra Pick USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018 Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List Raleigh News & Observer's “The Best Reads of Summer” Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books” New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family. After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve. Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light. But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all. Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is "the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).
Download or read book Smoking Leather written by Jack Reed and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: