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Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies Author Jaishree Misra
ISBN-10 1847561586
Release 2010-03
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You can't run away from your past... Anita, Zeba, Bubbles and Sam have a friendship that spans 20 years - a friendship born out of their years at a private girls' school in Delhi in the early Nineties. Beautiful, intelligent and secretive, they were the top clique; the girls that everyone wanted to impress - until the arrival of a newcomer to the school. 15-year-old Lily D'Souza is beautiful, gifted and acerbic and instantly threatens their superiority. Now, Anita, Sam and Bubbles live in London. Bubbles is the pampered but bored wife of a billionaire, Anita is a top journalist working for the BBC, whilst Sam tries hard to be a trophy wife for her corporate lawyer husband. Zeba remained in India, and now lives a life of unimaginable luxury as the world's reigning Bollywood queen. Called back to India for a reunion by their beloved school principal Mrs Lamb, the women must confront a secret that has haunted their adult lives. Lily's body was found on the night of their school prom and, for twenty years, the open verdict has shielded the fact that they may have had a hand in her death. But as they reunite in Delhi to find out the truth about what really happened that night, will their friendship stand the strain? Or are some things better left unsaid...?

The Trophy Wife

The Trophy Wife Author Diana Diamond
ISBN-10 9781429903660
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 240
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For the readers of Olivia Goldsmith and Susan Isaacs comes a dramatic - and fun - thriller with an over-the-top ending that will leave readers gasping. For twenty-five years Emily Childs has been the perfect wife. She has devoted herself completely to her successful husband, Walter, on his climb to the top of the banking world, kept his home, raised his children, and entertained his clients. Now he is about to dump her for the younger, more beautiful Angela Hilliard, the perfect trophy for his life of conspicuous achievement. But suddenly Emily vanishes from her home amidst clear evidence of violence. The kidnapper - demanding an enormous ransom - is known only by his mysterious computerized voice. Is this Walter's sick plan to get rid of his wife without the scandal that might ruin his career? Is it his mistress's way of moving Emily aside? Or is it one of Walter's business rivals, determined to beat him in the race to the chairman's office? From her basement prison, Emily pleads with her husband to save her. But as her captors panic, she realizes that she will have to save herself. In a thriller that spans the financial towers of the world's money centers and the underworld markets of the Caribbean, Detective Andrew Hogan races against the ransom deadline to discover the identity of Emily's kidnapper. The ending to this novel of marriages, mistresses, and money is a shocker that serves as a warning to men who are reaching for that one final trophy.

The Pilot s Wife

The Pilot s Wife Author Anita Shreve
ISBN-10 9780316025676
Release 2007-07-31
Pages 304
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Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time. As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone - but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy. Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?

The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction

The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Author Pritham K. Chakravarthy
ISBN-10 9380636008
Release 2010
Pages 520
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Features short stories in the genres of mystery, romance, noir, and science fiction that were originally published in Tamil pulp magazines, along with illustrations and short interviews with some of the authors.

The Blaft Book of Mizo Myths

The Blaft Book of Mizo Myths Author Cherrie Lalnunziri Chhangte
ISBN-10 9789380636221
Release 2017-07-20
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Supernatural love affairs abound in this book of six short mythological tales from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. There's one between a weretigress and a human hunter, another between a man and a phungpuinu (a very ugly sort of goblin), and one in which the king of the Lasi, or hidden folk, takes the beautiful human girl Chawngtinleri to be his bride. The book also includes a retelling of the Mizo creation myth: from the Thimzing (or Great Darkness) to the legendary Feast of Thlanrawkpa, and the war between the beasts of the air and the beasts of the land.

Flight of the Flamingo

Flight of the Flamingo Author Sangeeta Mall
ISBN-10 9382618996
Release 2013
Pages 299
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"Preeta Dhingra, an editor at Pradhan Publishers, has a dead-end job editing cheap romantic fiction. Life changes when one day a submission lands on her desk, a compilation of stories by well-known women whose public lives shield the terrible trauma of marital infidelity. Anchoring this project is celebrity banker Sonia Vaswani, a financial powerhouse whose marriage of twenty years has ended in divorce. Now Sonia has chosen to go public with the facts and share her vulnerability with the whole world. Preeta, single mother of a physically challenged child prodigy, chooses to go ahead with the publication of the book in defiance of her boss's fiat against it. In doing so, she puts at risk her job, the trust of her friend, Sonia, and her relationship with Prakash Raghuraj, her mentor and close friend. Preeta's decision to publish the book is borne out of her desire to do some thing meaningful in life, something that she can be proud of even if it means sacrificing the opportunity to earn enough money to take her daughter to the US for treatment. In the process, she learns some things about her origins that she didn't know before, along with the ability to be at peace with what ever life chooses to throw her way." --Page [4] of cover.

How to Get Sh t Done

How to Get Sh t Done Author Erin Falconer
ISBN-10 9781501165795
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 256
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Erin Falconer, editor in chief and co-owner of the highly respected self-improvement site Pick the Brain (with over 1.8 million monthly page views), shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Women live in a state of constant guilt: that we’re not doing enough, that we’re not good enough, that we can’t keep up. If we’re not climbing the corporate ladder, building our side hustle, preparing home-cooked meals, tucking the kids in at night, meditating daily, and scheduling playdates, date nights, and girls’ nights every week, we feel like we’re not living our best lives. Yet traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. Finally, in the first productivity book by a woman in a decade, Erin Falconer will show you how to do less—a lot less. In fact, How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest. As the founder of two technology start-ups and one of Refinery29’s Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good, Erin has seen what happens when women chase an outdated, patriarchal model of productivity, and in How to Get Sh*t Done she shows how even the most perfectionistic among us can tap into our inner free spirit and learn to feel like badasses, rather than drudges. Packed with real-life advice, honest stories from Erin’s successful career, and dozens of actionable resources, How to Get Sh*t Done will forever reframe productivity so that you can stop doing everything for everyone and start doing what matters to you.

Shaded Light

Shaded Light Author Nancy J. Lindquist
ISBN-10 0966187946
Release 2000
Pages 337
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Detective inspector Paul Manziuk and newly promoted detective Jackie Ryan investigate a murder at a house party of a wealthy Toronto lawyer.

The Hero s Walk

The Hero s Walk Author Anita Rau Badami
ISBN-10 9780307363954
Release 2011-09-28
Pages 368
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After the release of Anita Rau Badami's critically acclaimed first novel, Tamarind Mem, it was evident a promising new talent had joined the Canadian literary community. Her dazzling literary follow-up is The Hero's Walk, a novel teeming with the author's trademark tumble of the haphazard beauty, wreckage and folly of ordinary lives. Set in the dusty seaside town of Toturpuram on the Bay of Bengal, The Hero's Walk traces the terrain of family and forgiveness through the lives of an exuberant cast of characters bewildered by the rapid pace of change in today's India. Each member of the Rao family pits his or her chance at personal fulfillment against the conventions of a crumbling caste and class system. Anita Rau Badami explains that "The Hero's Walk is a novel about so many things: loss, disappointment, choices and the importance of coming to terms with yourself and the circumstances of your life without losing the dignity embedded in all of us. At one level it is about heroism - not the hero of the classic epic, those enormous god-sized heroes - but my fascination with the day-to-day heroes and the heroism that's needed to survive all the unexpected disasters and pitfalls of life." From the Hardcover edition.

Narcissus in Chains

Narcissus in Chains Author Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781101146330
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 656
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In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.

Cold Storage

Cold Storage Author Don Lasseter
ISBN-10 9780786037940
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 416
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A riveting tale of true crime, chronicling the murder of a young California woman by a disturbed killer who couldn’t resist his passion for “souvenirs.” On a June night in 1991, twenty-three-year-old Denise Huber was driving home from a concert when her car blew a tire. She pulled over on the highway, just a few miles from her parents’ home in Newport Beach. The next day, the police found her abandoned car, but Huber had simply vanished. Her disappearance inspired one of the most intensive missing-persons searches in history. All to no avail. The only man who knew what happened to Huber wasn’t planning to let her go—ever. Three years later, in an affluent suburb of Prescott, Arizona, a woman noticed a padlocked truck in the driveway of a house belonging to John Famalaro. Something about the truck seemed suspicious, so she called the police. After prying open its doors, they found the nude, handcuffed corpse of Denise Huber stuffed into a freezer—preserved forever in the throes of death. Inside Famalaro’s home, Huber’s personal belongings were found along with neatly arranged “trophies” of other female prey. But it wasn’t until the trial that the terrifying details of Huber’s final hours were revealed. Now, Cold Storage exposes the dark deeds of a merciless killer consumed by perversity and unfathomable evil.

Excellent Women

Excellent Women Author Barbara Pym
ISBN-10 9781101666258
Release 2006-12-26
Pages 256
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Excellent Women is probably the most famous of Barbara Pym's novels. 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. 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.

The Dumont Diaries

The Dumont Diaries Author Alessandra Torre
ISBN-10 1492314277
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 304
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Candace Tapers' life finally takes an upward swing when Nathan Dumont, shipping heir and notorious playboy, sweeps her away to a lifestyle of wealth and privilege. But that life comes with strings, and she is soon pulled in directions she never expected, discovering secrets and ulterior motives in the man who shares her bed.

Among The Angels

Among The Angels Author William L. Brown
ISBN-10 9781481740067
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 428
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At the age of 63, in August 2008, the author withdrew from the practice of law to go back to Kindergarten and observe his wife, Karen, commence her 33rd consecutive year teaching Kindergarten in Room 1 at Grover Beach Elementary School and where, over the next three years, until her retirement in June of 2011, he confirmed her beatific nature, the majesty of her teaching and the beauty of the angels in her care. The one hundred and eighty-four stories in this book are a tribute to a magnificent teacher and her little angels. WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN DIED In the week of, and before, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Karen gave the angels a brief synopsis of the life and importance of Abraham Lincoln, to help explain why he is so revered in American life and forever remembered by the glorious Lincoln Memorial and the national day of celebration to honor his birth. She told them about his childhood in a log cabin; his love of learning, reading by the flickering light of a candle; his prowess as a rail splitter; his exceptional ability as a lawyer; how he became president of the United States; how his leadership won the Civil War; how he freed the slaves; his indelible speeches at Gettysburg and at the second inaugural; and how he was killed just after the war had ended, shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Immediately after Karen finished, an inattentive angel asked: “Is he still alive?” Another angel spontaneously responded: “He died at the movies.”

Upper Cut

Upper Cut Author Carrie White
ISBN-10 9781501142574
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 432
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Shampoo meets You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again in a rollicking and riveting memoir from the woman who for decades styled Hollywood's most celebrated players.

The Outlander

The Outlander Author Gil Adamson
ISBN-10 9781408810217
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 400
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On a moonlit night in 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the Canadian wilderness, one quick step ahead of her pursuers. Mary Boulton is nineteen years old, half mad, and widowed - by her own hand. Tearing through the forest with dogs howling in the distance, she is desperate, her nerves burning, and she is certain of one thing only - that her every move is being traced. Two red-headed brothers, rifles across their backs, lurch close behind her: monstrous figures, identical in every way, with the predatory look of hyenas. She has murdered their brother, and their cold lust for vengeance is unswerving. As the widow scrambles to stay ahead of them, the burden of her existence disintegrates into a battle in which the dangers of her own mind become more menacing than the dangers of the night. Along the way, the steely outlaw encounters a changing cast of misfits and eccentrics. Some, like the recluse known as 'The Ridgerunner', provide a brief respite from her solitude; others, like the Reverend Bonnycastle, offer support only to reveal that they too have their own demons raging inside. As she is plunged further away from civilisation, her path from retribution to redemption slowly unfurls. A startling transformation of the classic western narrative, The Outlander is the haunting tale of one young woman's deliberate journey deep into the wild.

Bi Sensual

Bi Sensual Author Nikki- Michelle
ISBN-10 9781622864669
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 288
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Best-selling author Samona de la Cruz has found herself on the wrong side of love. Even though she knows that loving Elliot Louis-Jacques is wrong, she has no desire to be right. There’s just one problem: Elliot is in a long-term relationship with Demitri Alexander. As an openly bisexual man, Elliot has no problem with having his cake and eating it too. When he tells Mona and Demitri that he wants both of them at the same time, all hell breaks loose. And then, just when you think you have it all figured out, Elliot’s ex steps into the picture and throws a monkey wrench that Mona never saw coming. Sparks fly, attitudes clash, secrets are revealed, and sensuality knows no bounds in Nikki-Michelle’s new novel, Bi-Sensual.