The Next Time You See Me

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ISBN: 9781451683370
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Number of pages: 372
Author: Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Next Time You See Me in PDF and EPUB When a hard-drinking and unpredictable woman goes missing from her small Southern town, her unhappily dutiful sister, a failed athlete-turned-detective, a socially awkward teen, and a factory worker become connected in unexpected and violent ways.


The Next Time You See Me

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ISBN: 9781451683387
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Number of pages: 384
Author: Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Next Time You See Me in PDF and EPUB Hailed as “an astoundingly good novel” by Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, and winner of the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award, The Next Time You See Me is a gripping tale of mystery, desperation, and redemption. When a small Southern town’s most fiery single woman is found dead in the woods, it’s not just her secrets that threaten to surface. There’s Ronnie’s sister, Susanna, a dutiful but dissatisfied schoolteacher, mother, and wife; Tony, a failed baseball star turned detective; Emily, a socially awkward thirteen-year-old with a dark secret; and Wyatt, a factory worker tormented by a past he can’t change and by a love he doesn’t think he deserves. Connected in ways they cannot begin to imagine, their stories converge in a violent climax that reveals not just the mystery of what happened to Ronnie, but all of their secret selves. Praised as “immensely satisfying and skillful” by Kate Atkinson, author of New York Times bestseller Life After Life, The Next Time You See Me is a debut novel not to be missed.


The Next Time You See Me

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ISBN: 9781782390848
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Number of pages: 384
Author: Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Download and read online The Next Time You See Me in PDF and EPUB Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn't have many friends. She spends her time alone in the woods near her house - her safe place, until she finds the body of a young woman. Susanna Mitchell is searching for her sister, Ronnie, who vanished after leaving a late-night bar. The more she discovers about Ronnie's life, the more she realises that her sister began to disappear long before she went missing. The Next Time You See Me explores the fault-lines of a small community - their hidden desires and their other, secret selves.


Hide and Seek

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ISBN: 9781409033578
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Number of pages: 368
Author: Katia Lief
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Hide and Seek in PDF and EPUB Karin Schaeffer's husband is missing presumed dead. The police are convinced that Mac took his own life after the brutal murder of his parents in what looks like a robbery gone bad...Karin is determined to do all she can to find her husband...alive or dead. Only she's about to discover how little she knows about the man she married. But someone else is watching the Schaeffer family. Watching, waiting and biding their time before they reveal the dark secrets of Mac's past - and exact a terrifying revenge.


Wait Till You See Me Dance

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ISBN: 9781555979621
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages: 200
Author: Deb Olin Unferth
Publisher: Graywolf Press

Download and read online Wait Till You See Me Dance in PDF and EPUB “Deb Olin Unferth’s stories are so smart, fast, full of heart, and distinctive in voice—each an intense little thought-system going out earnestly in search of strange new truths. What an important and exciting talent.”—George Saunders For more than ten years, Deb Olin Unferth has been publishing startlingly askew, wickedly comic, cutting-edge fiction in magazines such as Granta, Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s, NOON, and The Paris Review. Her stories are revered by some of the best American writers of our day, but until now there has been no stand-alone collection of her short fiction. Wait Till You See Me Dance consists of several extraordinary longer stories as well as a selection of intoxicating very short stories. In the chilling “The First Full Thought of Her Life,” a shooter gets in position while a young girl climbs a sand dune. In “Voltaire Night,” students compete to tell a story about the worst thing that ever happened to them. In “Stay Where You Are,” two oblivious travelers in Central America are kidnapped by a gunman they assume to be an insurgent—but the gunman has his own problems. An Unferth story lures you in with a voice that seems amiable and lighthearted, but it swerves in sudden and surprising ways that reveal, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders, but in Unferth’s unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own.


Cancer Vixen

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ISBN: 9781101870556
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Number of pages: 224
Author: Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online Cancer Vixen in PDF and EPUB The groundbreaking graphic memoir that inspires breast cancer patients to fight back—and do so with style. “What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?” That’s the question that sets this powerful, funny, and poignant graphic memoir in motion. In vivid color and with a taboo-breaking sense of humor, Marisa Acocella Marchetto tells the story of her eleven-month, ultimately triumphant bout with breast cancer—from diagnosis to cure, and every challenging step in between. •One of Time’s top ten graphic novels of the year •Slate.com’s medical book of the year •One of the Wall Street Journal’s five best books on living with illness •Finalist, Books for a Better Life •Finalist, National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year “Powerful . . . A vibrant, neon chronicle with plenty of atti­tude . . . A triumph of imagination and spirit.” —Los Angeles Times “Ebullient . . . Visually invigorating and unflinching.” —The New York Times Book Review “Irresistibly authentic . . . These words and pictures convey humility and humanity with witty grace and heartfelt power.” —The Miami Herald “Funny, eye-opening, moving.” —Time From the Trade Paperback edition.


Now You See Me

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ISBN: 9781409030638
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Number of pages: 512
Author: Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Now You See Me in PDF and EPUB 'Really special' LEE CHILD 'Probably one of the best thrillers that you will read all year' Choice Magazine 'Chilling and mesmerising' TESS GERRITSEN She can’t stop shivering. But this isn’t cold. This is terror. A savage murder on London’s streets, 120 years to the day since Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim. A crime with all the hallmarks of a copycat killer. Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a murder case, until now. When another mutilated victim is found she agrees to be the bait to lure out the monster. But this killer is one step ahead, and already fixated on Lacey . . .


The Salt Line

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ISBN: 9780735214323
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Number of pages: 400
Author: Holly Goddard Jones
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Salt Line in PDF and EPUB In the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump “the Salt Line.” How far will they go for their freedom—once they decide what freedom really means? In an unspecified future, the United States' borders have receded behind a salt line—a ring of scorched earth that protects its citizens from deadly disease-carrying ticks. Those within the zone live safe, if limited, lives in a society controlled by a common fear. Few have any reason to venture out of zone, except for the adrenaline junkies who pay a fortune to tour what's left of nature. Those among the latest expedition include a popstar and his girlfriend, Edie; the tech giant Wes; and Marta; a seemingly simple housewife. Once out of zone, the group find themselves at the mercy of deadly ticks—and at the center of a murderous plot. They become captives in Ruby City, a community made up of outer-zone survivors determined to protect their hardscrabble existence. As alliances and friendships shift amongst the hostages, Edie, Wes, and Marta must decide how far they are willing to go to get to the right side of the salt line.


The Fire Next Time

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ISBN: 9780141963778
Release Date: 1990-01-25
Number of pages: 96
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Fire Next Time in PDF and EPUB The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation' James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely personal 'letters', The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin's early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice. 'Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle ... all presented in searing, brilliant prose' The New York Times Book Review 'Baldwin writes with great passion ... it reeks of truth, as the ghettoes of New York and London, Chicago and Manchester reek of our hypocrisy' Sunday Times 'The great poet-prophet of the civil rights movement ... his seminal work' Guardian


Between the World and Me

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ISBN: 9780679645986
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Number of pages: 176
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online Between the World and Me in PDF and EPUB Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly


A Lesson Before Dying

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ISBN: 9781847655448
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Number of pages: 272
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher: Serpent's Tail

Download and read online A Lesson Before Dying in PDF and EPUB An Oprah Book Club selection Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Gaines explores the deep prejudice of the American South in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Toni Morrison's Beloved. A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.


Freak the Mighty

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ISBN: 9781409591054
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Number of pages: 208
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

Download and read online Freak the Mighty in PDF and EPUB Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of the underdog is a truly moving modern classic – read it NOW" - tbk Magazine


No One Sees Me

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ISBN: 1604026545
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Number of pages: 121
Author: David Sleppy
Publisher:

Download and read online No One Sees Me in PDF and EPUB What's the worst part about being homeless? "No one sees me..." Sleppy brings us into not only the reality of individual situations portrayed through bound pages of masterfully-captured images, but he also narrates the story of each spirit of the stranger on the street. Such a powerful photographic depiction of our overlooked bothers and sisters, readers will hear their own voices upon completing Sleppy's journey: "I see you …I see you!"


Now You See it

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ISBN: 0970601980
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 327
Author: Stephen Few
Publisher:

Download and read online Now You See it in PDF and EPUB "Teaches simple, fundamental, and practical techniques that anyone can use to make sense of numbers." - cover.


A Big Enough Lie

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ISBN: 0810131218
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Number of pages: 264
Author: Eric Bennett
Publisher: TriQuarterly Books

Download and read online A Big Enough Lie in PDF and EPUB Awaiting a TV talk show appearance, John Townley is quaking with dread. He has published a best-selling memoir about the Iraq War, a page-turner climaxing in atrocity. In a green room beyond the soundstage, he braces himself to confront the charismatic soldier at the violent heart of it. But John has never actually seen the man before—nor served in Iraq, nor the military. Even so, and despite the deception, he knows his fabricated memoir contains stunning truths. By turns comic, suspenseful, bitingly satirical, and emotionally potent, A Big Enough Liepits personal mistruths against national ones of life-and-death consequence. Tracking a writer from the wilds of Florida to New York cubicles to Midwestern workshops to the mindscapes of Baghdad—and from love to heartbreak to solitary celebrity—Bennett's novel probes our endlessly frustrated desire to grab hold of something (or somebody) true.