The Truth According to Us: A Novel

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The Dial Press #ad - Has created a believable and touching character in Willa. Usa today “a heartwarming coming-of-age novel that sparkles with folksy depictions of a tight-knit family and life in a small town. The story gets more and more absorbing as it moves briskly along. St. Within days, in her opinion, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, and destined, West Virginia, to go completely mad with boredom.

New york times bestseller • from the co-author of the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society comes a wise, that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, and exuberant novel, memory and truth, perfect for fans of Lee Smith, witty, and the courage it takes to do what’s right. Annie barrows once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters.

The Truth According to Us: A Novel #ad - . Willa’s indomitable spirit, keen sense of adventure and innate intelligence reminded me of two other motherless girls in literature: Scout Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Flavia de Luce in Alan Bradley’s big-hearted British mystery series. The washington post“the truth according to us has all the characteristics of a great summer read: A plot that makes you want to keep turning the pages; a setting that makes you feel like you’re inhabiting another time and place; and characters who become people you’re sad to leave behind—and thus who always stay with you.

Miami herald “it takes a brave author to make the heroine of a new novel an observant and feisty girl. Like scout finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage packard convertible, tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. Read beth hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

Steel magnolias meets the help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel #ad - Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, strong women, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, wacky humor, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, and good old-fashioned heart. It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

Watch a Video. But when camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. From the exotic miz thelma rae goodpepper, to violene hobbs, oletta jones, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

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Excellent Women Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Excellent Women Penguin Classics #ad - The acclaim a few years ago for this early comic novel, which was hailed by Lord David Cecil as one of 'the finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the past seventy-five years, ' helped launch the rediscovery of the author's entire work. Excellent women is probably the most famous of Barbara Pym's novels.

Mildred lathbury is a clergyman's daughter and a spinster in the England of the 1950s, one of those 'excellent women' who tend to get involved in other people's lives - such as those of her new neighbor, Rockingham, and the vicar next door. This is barbara Pym's world at its funniest.

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Delicious!: A Novel

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Random House #ad - To billie’s surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. New york times bestseller • includes an exclusive conversation between Ruth Reichl and Emily GiffinRuth Reichl is a born storyteller.

Away from her family, genie, particularly her older sister, Billie feels like a fish out of water—until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. The novel presents a whole passel of surprises: a puzzle to solve; a secret room; hidden letters; the legacy of James Beard; and a parallel, equally plucky heroine from the past, who also happens to be a culinary prodigy.

Delicious!: A Novel #ad - The new york times book Review  “Fascinating characters. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant you. There’s romance, intrigue, food history, and the fictional appearance of a very real American culinary icon. The austin chronicle“reichl’s vivid descriptions of food will have readers salivating, and an insider’s look at life at a food magazine is fascinating.

. Lulu’s letters provide billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love. Praise for delicious!  “Compulsively readable.

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These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Scrupulously recording her steps down the path providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again. A moving, and heartfelt american saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, exciting, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier.

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The Cottingley Secret: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Now, in her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story. 1917… it was inexplicable, england, frances griffiths and elsie wright from Cottingley, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, impossible, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, their parents are astonished.

But when one of the great novelists of the time, the girls become a national sensation, becomes convinced of the photographs’ authenticity, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. The cottingley secret tells the tale of two girls who somehow convince the world that magic exists.

As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself? . An artful weaving of old legends with new realities, new york times bestselling author of the dressmakerone of bookbub's most-anticipated Books of Summer 2017! The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, this tale invites the reader to wonder: could it be true?” — Kate Alcott, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden.

The Cottingley Secret: A Novel #ad - Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls’ lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. But frances longs for the truth to be told.

One hundred years later… when olivia kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world.

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Perfect: A Novel

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Random House #ad - . Compelling. Minneapolis star tribune   “Joyce triumphantly returns with Perfect. Joyce does an inviting job of setting up these mysterious circumstances, and of drawing Byron’s magical closeness with Diana. Janet maslin, the new York Times   “Haunting. Verdict: Buy It. New york   “joyce’s dark, quiet follow-up to her successful debut, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, could easily become a book club favorite.

. Perfect is the kind of book that blossoms under thoughtful examination, its slow tendencies redeemed by moments of loveliness and insight. Brimming with love, and redemption, forgiveness, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce’s reputation as one of fiction’s brightest talents. Praise for perfect  “Touching, eccentric.

Perfect: A Novel #ad - But when the three of them leave home, driving into a dense summer fog, the morning takes an unmistakable turn. In one terrible moment, something happens, something completely unexpected and at odds with life as Byron understands it. As joyce probes the souls of diana, creating a poignant, Byron and Jim, as if peeling back a delicate onion skin—the connection between the two stories, she reveals—slowly and deliberately, searching tale.

O: the oprah magazine   “perfect touches on class, mental illness, and the ways a psyche is formed or broken. It has the tenor of a horror film, and yet at the end, in some kind of contortionist trick, the narrative unfolds into an unexpected burst of redemption.

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The Way Life Should Be: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. She is single in new york city, somehow, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, just happened. She inherited a flair for italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters.

. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.

The Way Life Should Be: A Novel #ad - On a hope and a chance, angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of orphan train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, interviews, risk, comes a novel of love, and self-discovery—includes a special PS section featuring insights, and more.

Angela can feel the clock ticking.

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The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - With margaret's encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. For readers of lucinda riley, and the other, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from san francisco’s gritty streets in 1876, or Susan Meissner, Sarah Jio, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband’s wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways.

An exquisite ring, connects two women who learn that love is a choice, passed down through generations, and forgiveness is the key to freedom. San francisco: 1876immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O'Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city's most affluent ladies.

The Dressmaker's Dowry: A Novel #ad - Compelled to discover what happened to Hannelore and Margaret, Sarah returns to her roots as a journalist. Afraid to tell her husband of her writer’s block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret—one that has haunted her for 14 years. When wealthy lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna's future is altered forever.

Then margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. Braving the gritty streets of the barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret’s fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision.

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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven: A Novel Ballantine Reader's Circle Book 3

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Random House #ad - Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?Life is the strangest thing.

Meanwhile, high-strung niece norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; elner’s neighbor verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, anyway?” Except for Tot Whooten, Elner’s nervous, runs his eighteen-wheeler into a ditch–and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, Luther Griggs, back home, “What is life all about, who owns Tot’s Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop.

One minute, Mrs. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security. In this comedy-mystery, with people you love, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, neighbors you help, friendships you keep.

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven: A Novel Ballantine Reader's Circle Book 3 #ad - Elner shimfissle is up in her tree, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, picking figs, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Can’t wait to get to heaven is proof once more that fannie Flagg “was put on this earth to write” Southern Living, spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.

From the Hardcover edition.

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A Paris Apartment: A Novel

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment,  April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales. Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure.

Having left behind in the states a cheating husband, and a career she's been using as the crutch to simply get by, a family crisis about to erupt, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub.

A Paris Apartment: A Novel #ad - . And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. She hears escape. Once in france, april quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage.

The international bestseller bienvenue à paris!when april vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit.

She hears Paris. Suddenly april's quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction.

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