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Book Where d You Go  Bernadette

Download or read book Where d You Go Bernadette written by Maria Semple and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2012-08-14 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times). Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is her best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette vanishes. It all began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle -- and people in general -- has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and secret correspondence -- creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

Book Today Will Be Different

    Book Details:
  • Author : Maria Semple
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • ISBN : 9780606403580
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Today Will Be Different written by Maria Semple and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2017-06-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For use in schools and libraries only. Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

Book This One Is Mine

    Book Details:
  • Author : Maria Semple
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-07-31
  • ISBN : 1780222289
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book This One Is Mine written by Maria Semple and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-07-31 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sparkling debut novel of Maria Semple, author of the WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION-shortlisted WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, including reading group notes. Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - but she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the sportscaster savant who falls into her trap.

Book The Rebel Mama s Handbook for  Cool  Moms

Download or read book The Rebel Mama s Handbook for Cool Moms written by Nikita Stanley and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2018-04-24 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you’re a mom (or mom-to-be) who wants to raise decent human beings, maintain your pre-baby identity, and not lose your sh*t along the way, congrats: you’ve just found the parenting book of your dreams. The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms is a girlfriend’s guide to early motherhood. It’s the Coles Notes for all those boring baby books you never read. It’s the instruction manual you wish your kid(s) came with - complete with cocktail list. Welcome to motherhood. Let’s do this.

Book Heroines of Olympus

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ellie Mackin Roberts
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing
  • Release : 2023-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781802795233
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Heroines of Olympus written by Ellie Mackin Roberts and published by Welbeck Publishing. This book was released on 2023-09-14 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ★★★★★ 'Switching the focus of Greek myths to bring women, so frequently the supporting cast, to the fore is refreshing and provides a modern take on some very old stories' - Fortean Times Cunning, seductive, monstrous, virtuous - whether in divine or mortal form, women shape the foundations of ancient Greek mythology, but have long been eclipsed by their male counterparts. Now, it's time for their stories to be told. Heroines of Olympus tells the tales of 50 of the most enthralling women of Greek mythology, including goddesses and nymphs such as majestic Athena, goddess of war; vengeful Nemesis, goddess of retribution; and gladiatorial Amazon queen Hippolyta, as well as mortals and demigods such as long-suffering Andromache, murderous Clytemnestra and joyous Iphis. Alongside each story, a character portrait, captivating illustration and explanation of their historic roles by ancient historian Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts provide an indispensable contemporary perspective on these extraordinary women.

Book The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Download or read book The Trouble with Goats and Sheep written by Joanna Cannon and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-06-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming debut about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong.

Book Writing About Architecture

Download or read book Writing About Architecture written by Alexandra Lange and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes. Writing About Architecture is a handbook on writing effectively and critically about buildings and cities. Each chapter opens with a reprint of a significant essay written by a renowned architecture critic, followed by a close reading and discussion of the writer's strategies. Lange offers her own analysis using contemporary examples as well as a checklist of questions at the end of each chapter to help guide the writer. This important addition to the Architecture Briefs series is based on the author's design writing courses at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. Lange also writes a popular online column for Design Observer and has written for Dwell, Metropolis, New York magazine, and The New York Times. Writing About Architecture includes analysis of critical writings by Ada Louise Huxtable, Lewis Mumford, Herbert Muschamp, Michael Sorkin, Charles Moore, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Jane Jacobs. Architects covered include Marcel Breuer, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Field Operations, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Frederick Law Olmsted, SOM, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Book West of Here

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • ISBN : 1565129520
  • Pages : 498 pages

Download or read book West of Here written by Jonathan Evison and published by Algonquin Books. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A novel that is part historical and part modern contracts the lofty goals of the pioneers that settled a peninsula in Washington State with the trivial pursuits of its present-day inhabitants. By the author of All About Lulu.

Book How to Raise a Reader

Download or read book How to Raise a Reader written by Pamela Paul and published by Workman Publishing Company. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review. Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

Book A Window Opens

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elisabeth Egan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-08-25
  • ISBN : 1501105469
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book A Window Opens written by Elisabeth Egan and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-08-25 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when having it all proves too much to handle? In this “fresh, funny take on the age-old struggle to have it all” (People) a wife and mother of three leaps at the chance to fulfill her professional destiny—only to learn every opportunity comes at a price. “A winning, heartfelt debut” (Good Housekeeping), A Window Opens introduces Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as “wearing many hats” and wishes you wouldn’t, either). She is a (mostly) happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in—and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading. The Holy Grail of working mothers―an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life―seems suddenly within reach. Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new “balancing act” (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. In the midst of her second coming of age, Alice realizes the question is not whether it’s possible to have it all but, what does she really want the most? “Smart and entertaining…with refreshing straight-forwardness and humor” (The Washington Post), “fans of I Don’t Know How She Does It and Where’d You Go, Bernadette will adore A Window Opens” (Booklist, starred review).

Book Astonish Me

    Book Details:
  • Author : Maggie Shipstead
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 0307962911
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read book Astonish Me written by Maggie Shipstead and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of Great Circle—for years Joan has been trying to forget her past, to find peace and satisfaction in her role as wife and mother. Few in her drowsy California suburb know her thrilling history: as a young American ballerina in Paris, she fell into a doomed, passionate romance with Soviet dance superstar Arslan Rusakov. After playing a leading role in his celebrated defection, Joan bowed out of the spotlight for good, heartbroken by Arslan and humbled by her own modest career. But when her son turns out to be a ballet prodigy, Joan is pulled back into a world she thought she'd left behind—a world of dangerous secrets, of Arslan, and of longing for what will always be just out of reach. “The inner lives of [Shipstead’s] characters feel as real and immediate as the shifting settings they inhabit: still-gritty mid-1970s Manhattan, shabbily elegant Paris, the sunbaked suburban sprawl of Southern California.” —Entertainment Weekly

Book Carry the One

    Book Details:
  • Author : Carol Anshaw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-10-23
  • ISBN : 1451656939
  • Pages : 278 pages

Download or read book Carry the One written by Carol Anshaw and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-23 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a car of inebriated guests from Carmen's wedding hits and kills a girl on a country road, Carmen and the people involved in the accident connect, disconnect, and reconnect throughout twenty-five subsequent years of marriage, parenthood, holidays, and tragedies.

Book Lily and the Octopus

    Book Details:
  • Author : Steven Rowley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 1501146238
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Lily and the Octopus written by Steven Rowley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart. When you sit down with Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the read, and we don’t want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog. Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Remember the last book you told someone they had to read? Lily and the Octopus is the next one.

Book When We Were Romans

    Book Details:
  • Author : Matthew Kneale
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2008-07-22
  • ISBN : 0385528507
  • Pages : 242 pages

Download or read book When We Were Romans written by Matthew Kneale and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2008-07-22 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When We Were Romans is a haunting psychological novel and another masterful work from the author of the prize–winning English Passengers. Nine-year-old Lawrence is the man of his family. He watches over his mother and his willful little sister Jemima. He is the one who keeps order, especially when his mother decides they must leave their life in England behind because of threats from Lawrence's father. But their new life in Rome does not go as planned. Short of money and living off of his mother's old friends—all who seem to doubt her story—Lawrence soon realizes that things are not what they seem.

Book Fishbowl

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bradley Somer
  • Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
  • Release : 2015-08-04
  • ISBN : 1466861703
  • Pages : 351 pages

Download or read book Fishbowl written by Bradley Somer and published by Macmillan + ORM. This book was released on 2015-08-04 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents. There's the handsome grad student, his girlfriend, and the other woman; the construction worker who feels trapped by a secret; the building's super who feels invisible and alone; the pregnant woman on bed rest who craves a forbidden ice cream sandwich; the shut-in for whom dirty talk, and quiche, are a way of life; and home-schooled Herman, a boy who thinks he can travel through time. Though they share time and space, they have something even more important in common: each faces a decision that will affect the course of their lives. Within the walls of the Seville are stories of love, new life, and death, of facing the ugly truth of who one has been and the beautiful truth of who one can become. Sometimes taking a risk is the only way to move forward with our lives. As Ian the goldfish knows, "An entire life devoted to a fishbowl will make one die an old fish with not one adventure had." Bradley Somer's Fishbowl is at turns funny and heartbreaking and you will, no doubt, fall in love with his unforgettable characters.

Book Short

    Book Details:
  • Author : Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-01-09
  • ISBN : 0399186220
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Short written by Holly Goldberg Sloan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-01-09 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive—one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production’s motley crew of Munchkins—and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background—and it’s a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia! Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.

Book Started Early  Took My Dog

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release : 2011-03-21
  • ISBN : 0316122866
  • Pages : 327 pages

Download or read book Started Early Took My Dog written by Kate Atkinson and published by Reagan Arthur Books. This book was released on 2011-03-21 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective -- a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other -- or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge. Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue: that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.