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The Wife Upstairs

By Rachel Hawkins
  • ISBN Code: : 1250245516
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller “Compulsively readable...a gothic thriller laced with arsenic.” ––EW One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021: CNN • Newsweek • Vulture • PopSugar • Parade • BuzzFeed • E!Online • TimeOut • Woman's Day • Goodreads • She Reads • Good Housekeeping • CrimeReads • Frolic • Hello! • Mystery and Suspense January 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda. Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored housewives. The kind of place where no one will notice if Jane lifts the discarded tchotchkes and jewelry off the side tables of her well-heeled clients. Where no one will think to ask if Jane is her real name. But her luck changes when she meets Eddie Rochester. Recently widowed, Eddie is Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident. His wife, Bea, drowned in a boating accident with her best friend, their bodies lost to the deep. Jane can’t help but see an opportunity in Eddie––not only is he rich, brooding, and handsome, he could also offer her the kind of protection she’s always yearned for. Yet as Jane and Eddie fall for each other, Jane is increasingly haunted by the legend of Bea, an ambitious beauty with a rags-to-riches origin story, who launched a wildly successful southern lifestyle brand. How can she, plain Jane, ever measure up? And can she win Eddie’s heart before her past––or his––catches up to her? With delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?

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READ THE BOOK. SHARE THE FAITH. PASS THE SELTZER. Nominated for the 2005 James Thurber Prize for American Humor "...Dale Andrew White is a natural born storyteller with an especial flair for blending fantasy, whimsy, satire, and a fevered imagination into original stories that are replete with ribald humor and reader-engaging novelty. Subtitled made-to-fit tales for the maladjusted, this collection of short stories showcase a genuine and offbeat talent... Highly recommended reading!" - Midwest Book Review "Dale Andrew White is a devious writer and his new collection, Moe Howard Died For Our Sins, provides incriminating evidence of this. On the one hand, the flavor his tales faintly evokes the decayed ante-bellum style of Southern literature that is both lyrically humorous and self-deprecating: the sort of thing we get in Faulkners Sartoris or Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn. ... On the other hand, this is not the satire of Ambrose Bierce or H.L. Mencken. It is more like the kind of in-your-face semantic slapstick that you might expect of a George Carlin or Lenny Bruce... To open this collection is to invite trouble - and probably enjoy it. ... Excellent!". - Rod Clark, editor of Rosebud Magazine, on BookReview.com With humor as twisted as its stories plots, Moe Howard Died For Our Sins takes readers on a rollicking, hilarious ride. Go to Hell - and see it as a tourist. Get lured into a pie-throwing cult. Peek backstage at the Second Coming. Encounter talking pigs, a tongue-twisting poet, levitating patients, militant tots and a song-and-dance act thats its own show-stopper. The misadventures just keep coming. Part fantasy, part satire, this collection of short fiction is totally bent. Stories include: "The Dirtiest Words in the World," "The Souths Greatest Writer," "Lunacy Grounded," "Life of the Party," "Feed the Lawyers," "Mrs. Reinsman Rides Again," "Moe Howard Died For Our Sins" and 12 more "made-to-fit tales for the maladjusted" -- all snatched from the pages of Modern Short Stories, Comic Relief, Beyond Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nuthouse and other magazines.

The Vanishing Moon

By Joseph Coulson
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  • Publisher : Archipelago
  • Book Code : 1935744216
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 949
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In The Vanishing Moon, Joseph Coulson writes with insight and beauty about the American working-class, about the strength and strain of family bonds, and about tragic incidents that haunt the human psyche over a lifetime. Set in Cleveland and Detroit, the novel chronicles two generations of the Tollman family, opening at the start of the Great Depression and moving forward through five decades to the Vietnam War. The first narrator, Stephen Tollman, looks back on his early adventures with his older brother, as both boys try to shield their siblings from the confusion and vulnerability of financial ruin. Later, as World War II approaches, Katherine Lennox, musician and political activist, offers an outsider’s view of the Tollmans, mesmerizing both Stephen and his brother with her energy and ambition. James Tollman comes of age in the 1960s, and as the youngest son in the family’s second generation, he strives to understand his father and mother amidst a summer of assassinations and civil unrest. Stephen returns to finish the story, struggling to hold his own against the currents of memory and abandoned dreams. Told with the compression and intensity of a poem, The Vanishing Moon is a novel of desire, unyielding necessity, and the people and places that inevitably disappear from our lives.

The Everything Big Book of Jokes

By Evan C Thomas
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 144057698X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 464
  • Pdf File: the-everything-big-book-of-jokes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you heard the one about... You'll laugh yourself silly with The Everything Big Book of Jokes! Inside this sidesplitting collection, you'll find only the most popular kinds of jokes, riddles, and funnies from a dynamic professional comedian, including: Short jokes, one-liners, and puns Jokes about spouses, in-laws, kids, and grandparents Office and sports jokes Animal humor Classics, including "Guy walks into a bar..." blonde jokes, priest and rabbi jokes, even knock-knock jokes Filled with countless gags, giggles, and guffaws, this book is sure to tickle your funny bone--and make you the life of the party!

The Garden Party

By Grace Dane Mazur
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0399179739
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 628
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A rehearsal dinner brings together two disparate families in this sparkling, witty novel “This vital novel offers delicious echoes of Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, and a touch of A Midsummer Night’s Dream—but its magic is unique. The Garden Party is beautiful and full of life.”—Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl and The Woman Upstairs The Cohens are wildly impractical intellectuals—academics, activists, and artists. The Barlows are Wall Street Journal–reading lawyers steeped in trusts and copyrights, golf and tennis. The two families are reserved with and wary of each other, but tonight, the evening before the wedding that is supposed to unite them in marriage, they will attempt to set aside their differences over dinner in the garden. As Celia Cohen, the eminent literary critic, sets the table, her husband, Pindar, would much rather be translating ancient recipes for his Babylonian cookbook than hosting this rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, their son, Adam, the poet (and nervous groom), wonders if there is still time to simply elope. One of Adam’s sisters, Naomi, a passionate but fragile social activist, refuses to leave her room, while Sara, scorpion biologist turned folklore writer, sits up on the roof mourning an imminent breakup. And Pindar’s elderly mother, Leah, witnesses everything, weaving old memories into the present. The lawyers are early: patriarch Stephen Barlow and his bespangled wife, Philippa, who specializes in estates, along with Philippa’s father, Nathan, hobbled by age and Lyme disease. Then come the Barlow sons William (war crimes), Cameron (intellectual property), and Barnes (the prosecutor), each with desperate wife and precocious offspring. How could their younger siblings—Eliza, the bride, an aspiring veterinarian, and her twin brother, Harry, recently expelled from divinity school—have issued from such a family? Up and down the dinner table, with its twenty-four (or is it twenty-five?) guests, unions are forming and dissolving while Pindar is trying to figure out whether time is really shaped like baklava, and off in the surrounding forest with its ancient pond different sorts of mischief will lead to a complicated series of fiascoes and miracles before the party is over. Set over the course of a single day and night, Grace Dane Mazur’s brilliantly observed novel weaves an irresistible portrayal of miscommunication, secrets, and the power of love. “Lyrical and charming, this comedy of errors is a delightful summer read.”—People

Playthings

By Alex Pheby
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  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Book Code : 1771961732
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 959
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A hallucinatory, fragmentary, and tragic fictional telling of one of the most fa- mous psychotherapy cases in history, A lex Pheby’s Playthings offers a visceral and darkly comic portrait of paranoid schizophrenia. Based on the true story of nineteenth-century German judge Daniel Paul Schreber, Playthings artfully shows the disorienting human tragedy of Schreber’s psychosis, in vertiginous prose that blurs the lines between madness and sanity.

Jokes & Stories from a Salesman's Briefcase

By Kim E. Cooper
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462814263
  • Total of Pages : 382
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: jokes-stories-from-a-salesman-s-briefcase.pdf

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Let there be no doubt, the stereotype is accurate: sales people, more than any other profession, truly love telling jokes and humorous stories. And considering the thousands of individuals they come into contact with throughout their careers, one fact is clear: if a career sales professional could somehow capture and save the best humorous anecdotes they had ever heard, an impressive stockpile of exceptional material would result. However, remembering all those jokes seems rather impossible, now doesn’t it? Not so, for that´s exactly what I´ve done, and the results are all there in Jokes & Stories from a Salesman´s Briefcase.

A Killer's Instinct

By Sophia Alexandra
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491794380
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: a-killer-s-instinct.pdf

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Tara Jones is being hunted by the H Group, a group of hit men for hire. Will she survive? And who is Assassin number Fifty-Six and what are his true intentions toward her. Will he save her, or is he just trying to kill her also? Welcome to the H GROUP underground headquarters,where assassins abound and nothing is as it seems.

The Whisper Man

By Alex North
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  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Book Code : 1250317975
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 641
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**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, The Whisper Man has your name on it." —The New York Times, Editor's Pick "SUPERB" —Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review "BRILLIANT... will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King." —Booklist, Starred Review "POIGNANT AND TERRIFYING" —Entertainment Weekly In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night. Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...

The Ideology of Conduct (Routledge Revivals)

By Nancy Armstrong,Leonard Tennenhouse
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317744314
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: the-ideology-of-conduct.pdf

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In The Ideology of Conduct, first published in 1987, scholars from various fields, from the medieval period to the present day, discuss literature in which the sole purpose is to instruct women in how to make themselves desirable. This collection investigates how middle-class writers who had long emulated the behaviour of the aristocracy began to criticise that behaviour by formulating an alternative object of desire. They did so without appearing to breed political controversy because it seemed to concern only the female. But writing for and about women in fact became a powerful instrument of hegemony as it introduced a whole new vocabulary for social relations, induced certain forms of economic behaviour as desirable in men and women respectively, and insured the reproduction of the nuclear family. It is argued, therefore, that the literature of conduct not only recorded but also assisted the production of our contemporary gender-based culture.

Man and Wife

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191611212
  • Total of Pages : 688
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: man-and-wife.pdf

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`This time the fiction is founded upon facts' stated Wilkie Collins in his Preface to Man and Wife (1870). Many Victorian writers responded to contemporary debates on the rights and the legal status of women, and here Collins questions the deeply inequitable marriage laws of his day. Man and Wife examines the plight of a woman who, promised marriage by one man, comes to believe that she may inadvertently have gone through a form of marriage with his friend, as recognized by the archaic laws of Scotland and Ireland. From this starting-point Collins develops a radical critique of the values and conventions of Victorian society. Collins had already developed a reputation as the master of the `sensation novel', and Man and Wife is as fast moving and unpredictable as The Moonstone and The Woman in White. During the novel the atmosphere grows increasingly sinister as the setting moves from a country house to a London suburb and a world of confinement, plotting, and murder. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Shipwrecked

By Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone
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  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Book Code : 1558618694
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 110
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This stunning collection of short stories captures the lives of women in Iran in the aftermath of the revolution. Evoking the enormous isolation of daily existence, and the persistence of a people living under a repressive regime, these literary gems reward us with an inside view of a turbulent and closed society.

The Woman Who Knew Too Much

By Thomas Gifford
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453266143
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 752
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A mysterious note leads a struggling actress to a strange murder investigation After two decades of striving, Celia is tired of waiting for her big acting break, and finds consolation only in a specific narcotic: mystery novels. After an afternoon binge at the sprawling Strand bookstore, she emerges with a baker’s dozen of second-hand thrillers. Inside one of the novels she finds a real-life mystery that will prove to be the greatest she’s ever read. She discovers a slip of paper listing nine bullet points, starting “in re the murder of the Director.” Who is the Director, why would someone want him dead, and what on earth does Dan Rather have to do with it? As Celia dives into the puzzle, she finds herself locked in a life-or-death struggle with a gang of international conspirators. These evil men would scare her to death if she weren’t a veteran of New York’s toughest battlefield: the audition room.

The Sleep of Reason

By Martha C. Nussbaum,Juha Sihvola
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226923312
  • Total of Pages : 457
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: the-sleep-of-reason.pdf

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Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex? From same-sex desire to conjugal love, and from Plato and Aristotle to the Roman Stoic Musonius Rufus, the contributors demonstrate the complexity and diversity of classical sexuality. They also show that the ethics of eros, in both Greece and Rome, shared a number of commonalities: a focus not only on self-mastery, but also on reciprocity; a concern among men not just for penetration and display of their power, but also for being gentle and kind, and for being loved for themselves; and that women and even younger men felt not only gratitude and acceptance, but also joy and sexual desire. Contributors: * Eva Cantarella * Kenneth Dover * Chris Faraone * Simon Goldhill * Stephen Halliwell * David M. Halperin * J. Samuel Houser * Maarit Kaimio * David Konstan * David Leitao * Martha C. Nussbaum * A. W. Price * Juha Sihvola