Told with Susan Mallery's trademark heart and humor, this is a charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters.
Eleven-year-old Lorenzo Ventura knows heroes are rare - like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. Renzo would never describe himself as a hero, but his chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet.
Puddin' is a companion book to the popular book, Dumplin'. It focuses on the characters of Millie Michalchuk and Callie Reyes. Milly is a happy-go-lucky girl who is trying to adapt the self-love philosophy despite her mother's constant harping about her weight. Callie is the "popular" girl who seemingly has it all, looks, dance team and the perfect athlete boyfriend. Callie and Millie are about as opposite as opposite can be and needless to say, don't run in the same circles at school.
Sil (short for Silver) is a runt among her pack as well as crippled. When her male partner Ronan is exiled from the pack, her position worsens as she becomes servant to the alpha pair in her troupe. Then, a dying stranger wanders into their territory. If she wants to pair with him, and then if the pack accepts him, she could raise her status, or she could be exiled if they reject the newcomer.
In book 2 of the Fair Folk series, Jude has placed Prince Cardan on the throne and has gotten him to promise to obey her for a year. Machinations ensue.
Warning! don't read this book until book 3 comes out. REALLY!
Jude and her twin sister Taryn have been raised in fairy land, after their father kills their parents and brings them to fairy land. Taryn tries to fit in by being nice and invisible. Jude on the other hand fights back when the haughty fairies demean her for being human. She wants to become a knight (or some such position) which her father refuses. Then one of the kings sons offers her a secret position as a spy....
I really enjoyed this book.
This book, claims author Rick Reilly, is not political -- it is about sports and his love of golf, a game of honor. When he read the ludicrous claim that Donald Trump had won 18 club championships, it inspired this book. The president is an excellent golfer and an engaging partner (as Reilly knows first-hand), yet is widely known for cheating and wild claims because "everyone does it" and "it sounds better." Much of Trump's life -- his upbringing, his business dealings, his penchant for lawsuits, and his inability to lose or let go of a grudge -- is examined, using golf as a lens.
When the author visits the Los Angeles Public Library, she rekindles a passion for libraries from her childhood. Then she discovers the mystery of the library's fire in 1986 that burned for seven hours, destroyed more than 400,000 books and damaged thousands more, but many feel had never been solved. Susan Orlean investigates the fire itself, while considering book burnings throughout history, and the feel of actually burning a book herself.
The law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio is blindsided by a reverse discrimination suit brought by a past nemesis, Nick Machiavelli; then they are shocked that their one male associate's public comments bolster the case. The firm wants to fight back against the public relations beating they are taking, but the firm's defense attorney urges them a more "Zen" approach. Mary DiNunzio is fighting pregnancy complications and the firm is scrambling to keep clients in a story filled with revelations, twists, and both unlikely sources and South Philly connections bringing help ...and danger.
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.
Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
Leslie hides within herself a power that many are longing for. After losing her best friends because of an organization that is chasing her, the pig girl finds herself alone and confused with a group of rebels. Will she be able to join the fight against a government that blames the interpersonal relationships considered wrong, considering that she has difficulty keeping the wolf that lives inside her in check?
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
A GAME OF THRONES
All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...
Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him. goodreads.com
Full-color travel guide to the whole of Croatia, with comprehensive descriptions of all sights and attractions, and practical information. This guide covers the whole of the country, with full-color photographs and maps throughout. The Features section focuses on Croatia’s history and its diverse people and culture. The Places section covers the whole of the country in detail, from the relaxed coastal resorts of Dalmatia to the more reserved, Germanic interior. goodreads.com
Thirst, a collection of forty-three new poems from the Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet's work. Grappling with grief at the death of the love of her life and partner of over forty years, the remarkable photographer Molly Malone Cook, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and not its end. And within these pages she chronicles for the first time her discovery of faith, without abandoning the love of the physical world that has been a hallmark of her work for four decades.