Morning Glory

Author: LaVyrle Spencer
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425229289
Size: 18.13 MB
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Originally published: New York: Putnam's, 1989.

Morning Glory

Author: Sarah Jio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101619995
Size: 19.52 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry Winter, Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle’s Lake Union, home to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959. Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.

A Man Called Ove

Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476738031
Size: 15.82 MB
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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

Good On Paper

Author: Rachel Cantor
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612194714
Size: 17.17 MB
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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND NOVEL FROM THE WRITER EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL (STATION ELEVEN) CALLS “SHARP, WITTY, AND IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING” Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greene’s life hasn’t quite turned out as planned. She’s a single mom living with her daughter and her gay friend, Ahmad. Her PhD on Dante’s Vita Nuova hasn’t gotten her a job, and her career as a translator hasn’t exactly taken off either. But then she gets a call from a Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet who insists she’s the only one who can translate his newest book. Stunned, Shira realizes that—just like that— her life can change. She sees a new beginning beckoning: academic glory, demand for her translations, and even love (her good luck has made her feel more open to the entreaties of a neighborhood indie bookstore owner). There’s only one problem: It all hinges on the translation, and as Shira starts working on the exquisitely intricate passages of the poet’s book, she realizes that it may in fact be, well ... impossible to translate. A deft, funny, and big-hearted novel about second chances, Good on Paper is a grand novel of family, friendship, and possibility.

Morning Glory

Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 1602851522
Size: 18.87 MB
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Clara Anderson has her routine, and she likes it that way. But oil has brought big changes to Healdton, Oklahoma, and though she can't stop "progress," that doesn't mean she has to rent rooms in her boarding house to oil well riff-raff. So she's incensed when one of her employees rents a room to Briar Nelson, a roustabout for Rose Oil. All Briar wants is a place to eat and sleep. He signed a three-month contract and paid the rent in advance, so the lovely, crazy Clara will have to hire a lawyer to throw him out. Can a woman who was jilted ten years ago fall for the kind of man she wants nothing to do with? Changes more personal that the discovery of oil are evolving at the Morning Glory Inn . . .

The Little Paris Bookshop

Author: Nina George
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349140360
Size: 16.52 MB
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The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare. On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.

The Gamble

Author: LaVyrle Spencer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0006477151
Size: 12.73 MB
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Tough and tender, sweet and sassy, here is a story of honesty and humour for anyone who has ever lived and loved. Scott Gandy has always been a gambling man, relying on his lazy Southern charm to smooth a way out of difficult situations. Hoping to make his fortune, he opens a saloon in Proffitt, Kansas. But he soon becomes a target of the prohibition movement, led by the owner of the hat shop next door to his establishment -- the enchanting yet volatile Agatha Downing. The saloon keeper and the prim and proper milliner are hopeless adversaries... until the innocence of a child opens their eyes and hearts to each other.