Drawn Together

Drawn Together Author Lauren Dane
ISBN-10 9781101625750
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 304
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Beauty is more than skin-deep… Tattoo artist Raven Smith is blunt and hard, broken and jaded, dark and beautiful. While she doesn’t hide her painful past, she does keep a wall around her heart. She’s free sexually—but no one gets to the real Raven beneath the prickly exterior. With a voice like smoke, Jonah Warner is a smooth-talking, highly successful attorney, with a body that should never be hidden by a suit. He’s the kind of man who never takes no for an answer and always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Raven. She’s a survivor, and he finds that incredibly alluring. Jonah gets under her skin in a way Raven has never experienced. He makes her break all her rules—including her no-monogamy rule. But when a figure from Raven’s past shows up at the tattoo parlor and drops a bomb into her life, their relationship will face the ultimate challenge… MATURE AUDIENCE



Coming Undone

Coming Undone Author Lauren Dane
ISBN-10 9780425269787
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 291
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In this new novel of erotic romance from the national bestselling author of "Laid Bare," two people discover in each other the wild, physical passion they both crave.



Laid Bare

Laid Bare Author Lauren Dane
ISBN-10 1101108959
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 320
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It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with wild, uninhibited rocker Erin Brown. What happened between them got under his skin—even if love wasn’t in the cards just yet… Now that they’re back together, picking up where they left off is tough in light of Erin’s troubled past. As Todd earns her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected turn. Todd’s best friend, Ben, comes to play, arousing their deepest fantasies. The passion they share transforms Erin, but it may not be enough to face the evil she thought she had left behind.



The Rope Walk

The Rope Walk Author Carrie Brown
ISBN-10 9780307490292
Release 2008-11-19
Pages 336
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In The Rope Walk, Carrie Brown crafts a luminous story of a young girl's coming of age during a crucial summer in New England. On her tenth birthday Alice meets two visitors to her quiet town: Theo, the African American grandson of her father's best friend, and Kenneth, an artist who has come home to convalesce. Theo forms an instant bond with Alice that will indelibly change them both. The pair in turn befriend Kenneth, and decide to build a “rope walk” through the woods for him, allowing to make his way through the outdoor world he has always loved. But their good intentions lead to surprising consequences, and Alice soon learns how different the world of children and adults really are. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Ack Ack Macaque

Ack Ack Macaque Author Gareth L. Powell
ISBN-10 9781849974684
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 416
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In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain’s best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed ‘Ack-Ack Macaque.’ The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he’s starting to doubt everything, including his own existence. A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins circle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who butchered her husband and stole her electronic soul. Meanwhile, in Paris, after taking part in an illegal break-in at a research laboratory, the heir to the British throne goes on the run. And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon.



Drawn Together

Drawn Together Author Leah Pearlman
ISBN-10 9780143110248
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 176
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"From the creator of the popular web series Dharma Comics, an irresistibly clever and uplifting illustrated collection that will delight anyone looking to be a little more inspired. When Leah Pearlman found out her father had terminal cancer, the young technologist realized her life was running on autopilot and she was miserable. So she quit her high-powered job at Facebook and started drawing doodles as a way of coping and rediscovering her passion for life. Over 500 drawings later, Dharma Comics has grown into a popular online brand of inspirational comics with more than 50,000 fans. Drawn Together, the first Dharma Comics collection, presents a blend of fan favorites and new, never-before-published comics to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Featuring over 100 two-color illustrations organized around five universal themes of everyday life, this enlightening and entertaining book reveals the surprising ways we connect with ourselves ("I tell myself the secrets I want to hear"; "Hello, my name is and I am a thinkaholic"), with our aspirations and fears ("Having a choice isn't freedom...Making one is"), and with others ("Love: Ready to get messy?"). Witty, heartfelt, and profoundly wise, this is the perfect pick-me-up for anyone looking for a little inspiration, a break from the daily grind, or a tender reminder that, no matter what happens, you're never alone"--



Drawn Together

Drawn Together Author Aline Crumb
ISBN-10 087140429X
Release 2012
Pages 264
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The legendary cartooning duo of R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky describe the ups and downs of their marriage, the obstacles faced by struggling artists and the way their lives changed after the birth of their daughter, Sophie. 20,000 first printing.



The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat Author Daniel James Brown
ISBN-10 9781101622742
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 416
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Sway

Sway Author Lauren Dane
ISBN-10 9780698184275
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 164
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In this absolutely delicious novella from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane, a man takes a step outside his comfort zone and finds his arms full of passion… Levi Warner is an established older man—wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited twenty-four-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young free spirit brings out something in him that he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life… Sway previously appeared in the anthology Cherished Includes an excerpt of the Brown Family novel, Drawn Together. Praise for Lauren Dane: “No one does it better than Lauren Dane.”—Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You “Erotic…An emotionally rich story.”—Fresh Fiction “Sexy, pulse-pounding adventure.”—Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author As a stay-at-home mom, Lauren Dane had lots of conversations in a singsong voice but no real outlet for adult thoughts and words. Armed with a secondhand laptop, she decided to “give that writing thing a serious go.” Nearly a decade and several dozen books later, including the Brown Family novels and the Delicious series, she’s well aware of her good fortune and is loving every moment of it, even when she has to edit and put Barbie’s dresses back on over and over again.



Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Drawn Together Through Visual Practice Author Sam Bradd
ISBN-10 0692726004
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 322
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Drawn Together through Visual Practice demonstrates the power of images as a primary sensemaking device in an age of unprecedented complexity. Twenty-seven advanced practitioners contribute to this volume, sharing experience-based methods and insights. Professionals in visual practice, alongside cross-disciplinary practitioners in other fields, delve into deep and resonant questions at the core of connection and communication. Leaders in facilitation, conflict mediation, education - and all other areas using visual processes to establish common ground - will find an unparalleled wisdom of experience in these pages.



Room At The Top

Room At The Top Author John Braine
ISBN-10 9781446429280
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 240
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The Angry Young Men movement, featuring such stars as Kingsley Amis, is perfectly illustrated through the iconic figure of Joe Lampton. The ruthlessly ambitious Joe Lampton rises swiftly from the petty bureaucracy of local government into the unfamiliar world of inherited wealth, fast cars and glamorous women. But the price of success is high, and betrayal and tragedy strike as Joe pursues his goals.



Once in Lourdes

Once  in Lourdes Author Sharon Solwitz
ISBN-10 9780812989243
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 320
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In the turbulent summer of 1968, four high school friends make a pact that will change their lives forever. As the Vietnam War rages overseas, four friends make a vow. For the next two weeks, they will live for each other and for each day. Then, at the end of the two weeks, they will sacrifice themselves on the altar of their friendship. Loyal Kay, our narrator, dreams of being an artist and escaping her stifling family—the stepmother and stepsister she gained after her mother’s early death, and the father she no longer feels she knows. As she struggles with her weight, her schoolwork, and her longing for her mother, she feels loyalty only to her three friends, determined to keep their group together at any cost. Brilliant, charismatic CJ appears to have everything—though even those closest to him can’t see him as he really is. Steady, quiet Saint wants to do right by everyone, trying not to let his emotions destroy himself and those around him. And beautiful Vera’s family secrets are too dark to share, even with her closest friends; caught in a web of family dysfunction, she can only hope the others won’t get tangled up in the danger she senses around her. In the two-week span in which the novel takes place, during the summer before their senior year of high school, the lives of Kay, CJ, Saint, and Vera will change beyond their expectations, and what they gain and lose will determine the novel’s outcome. Once, in Lourdes is a gripping, haunting novel about the power of teenage bonds, the story of four young people who will win your heart and transport you back to your own high school years. As the heady 1960s shift the ground beneath their feet, all of them must face who they are—and who they want to be. Praise for Once, in Lourdes “After writing a spate of short stories, [Sharon Solwitz] returns to the longer form with a ravishing sense of place . . . and a heightened, almost surreal, feel for how intense emotions alter our perception of the world, especially in youth. Solwitz’s surging, many-threaded, complexly insightful tale dramatizes not only personal crises, but also the violence of the infamous 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Timely and timeless.”—Booklist (starred review) “What makes Once, in Lourdes such a moving read is how deeply and finely Sharon Solwitz has observed and portrayed her characters. They are recognizable teenagers with recognizable desires and miseries and hardships, but they are so well rendered in their particulars that we follow them less and less as familiar types and more and more as the actual friends with whom we attempt to struggle through this part of life, making promises and pacts, breaking and keeping them, living and dying by them.”—Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Tinkers and Enon “This is a story that reads achingly true to young angst, then, now, and always. It’s an achievement of remarkable empathy—and gorgeous prose.”—Janet Burroway, author of Raw Silk and Writing Fiction “Sharon Solwitz has an ear so attuned to teen speech, teen humor, and, finally and most convincingly, teen angst that her novel crackles with urgency. She follows the rise and fall of adolescent moods, patient with their extremes and sympathetic to the neediness her characters struggle to hide. Once, in Lourdes will make you think you’re eavesdropping on what you’re not supposed to hear.”—Rosellen Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Before and After



Drawn Together

Drawn Together Author Roar Thorsen
ISBN-10 1771410043
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 98
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Families, caregivers, therapists and service providers are encouraged to use this book to connect with a family member, a patient, or a client. “Drawn Together” has been picked up for the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation for use as a resource to families. "Drawn Together" is a delightful father-daughter journey, beautifully illustrated with Roar Thorsen's drawings. Roar's art is the result of the encouragement and facilitation provided by his daughter, Katarina, to help him rebuild connections with the world after a debilitating stroke. Readers will be inspired to awaken to their own gifts and to facilitate expression in others.



The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold
ISBN-10 1447202651
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 323
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"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer."This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet... The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting – but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places.Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style.



The Two Family House

The Two Family House Author Lynda Cohen Loigman
ISBN-10 9781466888883
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 304
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"An emotional but dreamy novel that...will transport you far, far away from your next dreary Monday morning. You may do a lot of sobbing, but don't worry, you'll be smiling by the end." —Bustle, "12 Spring Break Reads To Help You Escape Normal Life" **Buzzfeed, "14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books" **Popsugar, "6 Books You Should Read" "A novel you won't be able to put down." —Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day. Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night. When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost, but not quite, wins. Moving and evocative, Lynda Cohen Loigman's debut novel The Two-Family House is a heart-wrenching, gripping multigenerational story, woven around the deepest of secrets.



Property of a Noblewoman

Property of a Noblewoman Author Danielle Steel
ISBN-10 9780804179669
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 336
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Danielle Steel’s thrilling novel, a woman’s legacy—shaped by tragedy, fortitude, and undying devotion—transforms lives and hearts long after she is gone, and fulfills at last her most precious bequest. Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite settings. These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will? Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk at the surrogate’s court and Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert for Christie’s auction house. They are simply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents of the box. But for both Jane and Phillip the search turns personal—and their efforts to reconstruct an enigmatic life will lead from New York to London and Paris, to Rome and Naples, and a series of stunning revelations. Eighteen-year-old Marguerite Pearson left America with a broken heart in the shadow of World War II. She found a new life in Europe but forever mourned what she left behind. As the truth about Marguerite’s extraordinary history—her forbidden love affair and her family’s treachery—is slowly revealed, more people are drawn into the puzzle that Jane and Phillip have pieced together, and one among them will inherit the most unexpected gift of all.



Come to Me Quietly

Come to Me Quietly Author A. L. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780698144040
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 384
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Lost to You and When We Collide comes a New Adult novel of one woman’s obsession: a man who’s as passionate as he is elusive—and as tempting as he is trouble… Aleena Moore is haunted by Jared Holt. It’s been six years since she’s seen her brother’s best friend, the self-destructive bad boy she secretly loved in high school. As the years pass, she knows it’s time to move on. Time to decide between a practical nursing degree and her true dream as an artist. Time to get over Jared and give another guy a chance… Just when she opens her heart to her friend, Gabe, Aly returns home to find Jared sleeping on her couch. The teenage boy she loved has grown into a man she can’t resist. Covered in tattoos and lost in rage, he’s begging to be saved from his demons—the memories of the day he destroyed his family. As the two reconnect, their passion is hot enough to torch Aly’s judgment. But can she risk her future for a man who lives on the edge of destruction?