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The First Mistake

By Sandie Jones
  • ISBN Code: : 1250192056
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Other Woman, comes an addictively readable new domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and the woman who is supposedly her best friend. THE WIFE: For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children, and a beautiful house. HER HUSBAND: Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan’s arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved. HER BEST FRIEND: Through the ups and downs of life, from celebratory nights out to comforting each other through loss, Alice knows that with her best friend Beth by her side, they can survive anything together. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced . . . The first mistake could be her last. Praise for The Other Woman: "One of the most twisted and entertaining plots."—Reese Witherspoon "A perfect beach read."—Kristin Hannah "Whiplash-inducing."—New York Times Book Review "Such fun you'll cheer [Emily's] chutzpah."—PEOPLE "This thriller will hit close to home."—Refinery29

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the eagerly anticipated prequel, Family of Liars, available May 2022! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Atonement

By Ian McEwan
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307371492
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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From the Booker Prize winning author of Amsterdam, a brilliant new novel. On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, son of the Tallis’s cleaning lady, whose education has been subsidized by Cecilia’s and Briony’s father, and who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By day's end, their lives will be changed – irrevocably. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not imagined at its start. And Briony will have witnessed mysteries, seen an unspeakable word, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone… Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of love and war and class and childhood and England, An Atonement is a profound – and profoundly moving – exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and of the possibility of absolution.

Infinite Jest

By David Foster Wallace
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  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Book Code : 0316073857
  • Total of Pages : 1104
  • Category : Fiction
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504064887
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
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The masterful novel of Jazz Age idealism, decadence, and disillusionment by the celebrated author of The Beautiful and Damned. Here is the timeless story of mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby; beautiful debutant Daisy Buchanan; Daisy’s philandering husband, Tom; and aspiring writer Nick Carraway, who gets caught up in their drama of elegant parties and doomed romance. With its vivid prose and perceptive character portraits, it is widely considered to be author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, as well as one of the greatest novels ever written. Adapted for stage and screen numerous times, The Great Gatsby is emblematic of the style and sensibility of the Roaring Twenties as well as a brilliant evocation of popular culture’s growing disillusionment with the American Dream.

Anne of Green Gables

By Lucy Maud Montgomery
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  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9354860613
  • Total of Pages : 293
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 941
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Anne of Green Gables’ is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as LM Montgomery), a children’s classic novel. LM Montgomery (30th November 1874 – 24th April 1942) was a Canadian author, who is best known for writing children’s classic book. Her notable works are Anne of Green Gables, Rilla of Ingleside, Emily of New Moon. She wrote Canadian Literature, Children’s novels, short fiction, poetry. The novel narrates the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year old orphan girl, who is the main character. Also, she makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, as well as in other areas. Anne is sent to live with Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert, who are unmarried siblings in their 50’s, after spending their childhood in the orphanages. After this, they decide to adopt a boy from any orphanage who in turn will help Mathew to work as a caretaker of his farm. Here the story becomes interesting. Due to some misunderstandings the orphanage sends Anne instead of any boy. Anne is very imaginative and dramatic. She is very talkative, especially on those occasions when she has to describe about her fantasy and dreams. At first, Marilla doesn’t allow Anne to stay with them, but after Mathew’s encouragement she agrees. So, Anne enjoys her stay at this farming village. That soon comes as ‘Green Gables’. The book narrates all the struggle faced by Anne and how quickly she adapts with the new surroundings and farming village is really appreciable. How she excel in study? How she become friend of Diana? Why Gilbert tease her? There are so many interesting episodes in the novel. Anne enjoys the company of Diana, Jane Andrews and one boy crazy Puby Giles. The story reveals a tragedy about Mathew, which compels Anne to give up her scholarship and to stay at home only. After that, many ups n downs related to Marilla, Gilbert and Anne, her self, comes with a twist in the story. A very interesting and emotional story. Readers will surely enjoy reading this novel. So, grab your copy to know all about the adventurous life of Anne. It soothes a lot.

The Blame Game

By Sandie Jones
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1250836913
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 856
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In the vein of the Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Other Woman, Sandie Jones’s heart-pounding new novel The Blame Game will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Games can be dangerous. But blame can be deadly. As a psychologist specializing in domestic abuse, Naomi has found it hard to avoid becoming overly invested in her clients’ lives. But after helping Jacob make the decision to leave his wife, Naomi worries that she’s taken things too far. Then Jacob goes missing, and her files on him vanish. . . . But as the police start asking questions about Jacob, Naomi’s own dark past emerges. And as the truth comes to light, it seems that it’s not just her clients who are in danger.

The Never List

By Koethi Zan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101622938
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 449
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An international bestseller from the most relentless, deeply disturbing thriller writer since Jeffery Deaver and Gillian Flynn For years, best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the “Never List”: a list of actions to be avoided, for safety’s sake, at all costs. But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride with grave, everlasting consequences. For the next three years, they are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar by a connoisseur of sadism. Ten years later, at thirty-one, Sarah is still struggling to resume a normal life, living as a virtual recluse under a new name, unable to come to grips with the fact that Jennifer didn’t make it out of that cellar. Now, her abductor is up for parole and Sarah can no longer ignore the twisted letters he sends from jail. Finally, Sarah decides to confront her phobias and the other survivors—who hold their own deep grudges against her. When she goes on a cross-country chase that takes her into the perverse world of BDSM, secret cults, and the arcane study of torture, she begins unraveling a mystery more horrifying than even she could have imagined. A shocking, blazingly fast read, Koethi Zan’s debut is a must for fans of Karin Slaughter, Laura Lippman, and S.J. Watson.

Fields of Fire

By Ryan Steck
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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1496462890
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 903
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Waiting to be deployed on a critical mission, elite Marine Raider Matthew Redd stops to help a stranger and wakes up hours later to learn his team was wiped out in an ambush. Unable to remember anything, Redd cant deny the possibility that hes somehow responsible for the information leak that led to the massacre. Hes given a deal to avoid a charge of treason, but it means walking away from the Corps and the life he loved. As he faces his loss, Matty gets a cryptic message from his adoptive father, J. B.: Troubles come knocking. . . . Might need your help. He points his truck home to rural Montana, only to discover that J. B. is dead and the explanation for his death is far from satisfying. Determined to dig up the truth, Redd uncovers a dark global conspiracy with his hometown at the center and no team at his backexcept one he might find among past friends, old enemies, and new allies, if he can figure out who to trust.

Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius

By Niccolò Machiavelli
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 237
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"Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius" by Niccolò Machiavelli (translated by Ninian Hill Thomson). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, Second Edition, Volume 1

By Mikhail J. Atallah,Marina Blanton
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 9781584888239
  • Total of Pages : 988
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: algorithms-and-theory-of-computation-handbook-second-edition-volume-1.pdf

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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, Second Edition: General Concepts and Techniques provides an up-to-date compendium of fundamental computer science topics and techniques. It also illustrates how the topics and techniques come together to deliver efficient solutions to important practical problems. Along with updating and revising many of the existing chapters, this second edition contains four new chapters that cover external memory and parameterized algorithms as well as computational number theory and algorithmic coding theory. This best-selling handbook continues to help computer professionals and engineers find significant information on various algorithmic topics. The expert contributors clearly define the terminology, present basic results and techniques, and offer a number of current references to the in-depth literature. They also provide a glimpse of the major research issues concerning the relevant topics.

The Mistake

By K.L. Slater
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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 1786812436
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 651
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The Anxiety First Aid Kit

By Rick Hanson,Matthew McKay,Martha Davis,Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman,Martin N. Seif,Sally M. Winston,David A. Carbonell,Catherine M. Pittman,Elizabeth M Karle
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  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Book Code : 1684038502
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 183
  • Pdf File: the-anxiety-first-aid-kit.pdf

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“Ideal for these unsettling times; highly recommended for general readers." —Library Journal (starred review) A quick-relief guide for calming anxiety and stress right now—during the COVID-19 pandemic If you’re feeling unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety right now, please know that you aren’t alone. In these extreme and uncertain times, it’s natural to be in a constant state of mental and physical strain. Whether you’re dealing with job loss, a sick loved one, or just feeling the weight of the world during your 2 a.m. doomscroll—you need quick tools you can use right now, whenever and wherever you are, to lower stress and soothe anxiety. This emergency kit has you covered. Written by a dream team of mental health experts and grounded in evidence-based therapy, The Anxiety First Aid Kit offers powerful tools for triaging stress and anxiety in the moments when you need it most. You’ll find easy and doable ways to help you press pause on panic, and find your calm spot right away. You’ll discover in-the-moment interventions to help you relax before your anxiety and stress go into overdrive. And finally, you’ll learn how to make healthy and workable lifestyle changes to improve your mental health and increase resilience, so you can effectively deal with stressful situations in the future—no matter what life throws at you. Between pandemic-related economic fears, the frustrations of social distancing, indoor confinement, work and household double duties (now including homeschooling!), and the looming threat of serious illness, is it any wonder you’re feeling completely stressed out and anxious? If you need immediate relief, The Anxiety First Aid Kit has everything you need to manage stress and anxiety—right now.

365 Foolish Mistakes Smart Managers Commit Every Day

By Shri L. Henkel
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  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0910627754
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 827
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Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal?

By Robert Mittelstaedt
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  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Book Code : 013271647X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: will-your-next-mistake-be-fatal.pdf

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What catastrophes have in common -- and how to keep them from happening to you! Introducing M3: the first systematic approach to Managing mistakes so they don't lead to disaster Building systems that prevent 'failure chains' from spiraling out of control Avoiding failures in preparation, strategy, execution, and culture Reducing the impact and cost of the mistakes you do make Also includes coverage of the unique 'mistake chains' facing entrepreneurs and small businesses. Every business disaster has one thing in common: the people in charge never saw it coming. The warnings were there. They didn't have to wreck their companies and their careers. But they let it happen. This book can keep it from happening to you. You will make mistakes. If you don't, you're not taking enough risk. But you can make fewer of them. You can catch them early. Keep them cheap. Learn from them. Whether you're in a global enterprise or a garage startup, Robert Mittelstaedt shows how. His techniques apply to everything from culture to strategy, customer safety to market share. They won't just help you avoid catastrophe: they'll help you improve profitability and business value, too. Stay on track. Stay off the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Read this book.

The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes...and How to Avoid Them

By Jean Blacklock,Sarah Kruger
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781118010457
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 186
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Stepping Lightly Around the Pitfalls of Estate Planning... Estate planning is one of those unpleasant but really important tasks. Unfortunately, the process is not only hard to get started, it is then easy to make mistakes. Even the most careful and well-intentioned person can slip up along the way. Avoid the pitfalls! The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes outlines the major mistakes and their consequences in an entertaining way-and then proceeds to tell you exactly how to avoid these mistakes. Delivering practical and helpful information in a light tone, the authors help to make these sometimes difficult conversations a little easier. The book's fifty concise chapters are filled with real-life examples, organized under four key areas of mistakes: The biggest mistake of not planning at all Failing to plan for the possibility of mental incompetency Mistakes made during the estate planning process itself And common mistakes made by executors Written by personal finance and estate planning experts, Jean Blacklock and Sarah Kruger, The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes and How To Avoid Them is an essential guide for Canadians interested in planning their estates effectively, with minimal stress on their loved ones.