Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780735219465
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Language : en
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WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A beautiful book … a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love." —Wall Street Journal "A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez has a wry, withering wit." —NPR "Dry, allusive and charming…the comedy here writes itself.” The New York Times A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin Group
ISBN : 9780735219441
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Language : en
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WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A beautiful book … a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love." —Wall Street Journal "A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez has a wry, withering wit." —NPR "Dry, allusive and charming…the comedy here writes itself.” The New York Times A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN : 9781328488992
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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Illustrations and easy-to-read text provide a primer on friendship, including the many ways friendships are formed.

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ISBN : BSB:BSB10612250
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Language : en
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Category : Fiction
Editor : Thomas & Mercer
ISBN : 1542046661
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Language : en
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The chilling new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of I Am Watching You. On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben. She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma's a kindred spirit--someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can't shake the feeling that she's made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger. Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all? Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Crown
ISBN : 9780307419378
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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Losing a friend can be as painful and as agonizing as a divorce or the end of a love affair, yet it is rarely written about or even discussed. THE FRIEND WHO GOT AWAY is the first book to address this near-universal experience, bringing together the brave, eloquent voices of writers like Francine Prose, Katie Roiphe, Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Hood, Diana Abu Jabar, Vivian Gornick, Helen Schulman, and many others. Some write of friends who have drifted away, others of sudden breakups that took them by surprise. Some even celebrate their liberation from unhealthy or destructive relationships. Yet at the heart of each story is the recognition of a loss that will never be forgotten. From stories about friendships that dissolved when one person revealed a hidden self or moved into a different world, to tales of relationships sabotaged by competition, personal ambition, or careless indifference, THE FRIEND WHO GOT AWAY casts new light on the meaning and nature of women’s friendships. Katie Roiphe writes with regret about the period in her life when even close friends seemed expendable compared to men and sex. Mary Morris reveals how a loan led to the unraveling of a lifelong friendship. Vivian Gornick explores how intellectual differences eroded the bond between once inseparable companions. And two contributors, once best friends, tell both sides of the story that led to their painful breakup. Written especially for this anthology and touched with humor, sadness, and sometimes anger, these extraordinary pieces simultaneously evoke the uniqueness of each situation and illuminate the universal emotions evoked by the loss of a friend.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780399557026
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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A sweet introduction to owning a pet that is perfect for readers of The Most Magnificent Thing and A Ball for Daisy. When a little girl gets a new puppy, they have a lot to learn about each other. The new friends can be shy, messy, and sometimes get into trouble. They get lost, but they always get found. Their friendship may be a lot of work—but at the end of the day, they love each other! Experience the excitement and mystery surrounding a new pet (and a new friend) in this joyful picture book from acclaimed author and illustrator Karl Newsom Edwards. A Bank Street Best Book of the Year "Cheerfully ingenuous...Totally, infectiously ebullient."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred review "A joyous look at the work and play that go into pet ownership and friendship."--Booklist "The concise, cheery text gently explains what to expect when a newcomer joins the household, [and] the illustrations are cartoonlike and sweet. The curly-haired, brown-skinned little girl and the large-eared, spotted puppy make an adorable pair as they learn what it means to gain a new companion."--School Library Journal

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Disney-Hyperion
ISBN : 1484707265
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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Little Hedgehog is very lonely. But then she overhears passersby talking about something that gives her hope-something called a Friend Ship! Hedgehog imagines a ship filled with friends of all kinds, and soon she's ready to hit the open seas in a boat of her own to track it down. Along the way, she meets other lonely animals eager to join her quest. They search north. They search south. They search east. But Hedgehog and her new friends can't find the Ship anywhere! Until she realizes she knows just where the Friend Ship is. . . This heartwarming tale by Kat Yeh, with charming illustrations by Chuck Groenink, proves that sometimes, what you're searching for is right in front of you.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Bookouture
ISBN : 9781786819543
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 311
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‘Oh. My. God… I am all tingly inside, filled with excitement of this fast paced, suspenseful, a minute a twist thriller… I had to scream out loud when I finished the book… It took me on a dizzying ride, a perfect roller coaster. I started seeing twists and red herrings in every scene.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars I’m Lucy, and I have a secret. I have a beautiful home, that I’m desperate to escape. But that’s not my secret. I tell my friends I’ve never wanted children, when I always have. But that’s not my secret. My husband is a celebrated surgeon, who tries to control me. But that’s not my secret. Adele knows. Once upon a time, I knew everything about her and she knew everything about me. Best friends forever. But now our secret is beginning to surface. I can trust her more than anyone. We made a pact. And she’s never do anything to hurt me. Would she? This absolutely gripping psychological thriller will have you forgetting everything until the last shocking twist. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Friend Request, and The Girl on the Train will be hooked. Why readers are gripped by The School Friend: ‘I was hooked… I stayed awake all night and read from start to finish. The twist and turns are absolutely amazing… Really kept you on the edge of your seat. No way despite how tired I become could I stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow! What a book!... I mean...Well...just Wow!... An outstanding representation of its genre… Will have the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. It’ll take you on a journey that will linger with you long after the story ends… Honestly, just a brilliant all round novel!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow, just wow!!! What a rollercoaster of a read!!! This was a truly brilliant book. Full of twists and turns!! My heart was in my mouth all the time, expecting the unexpected to happen any second!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow!!!... There were so many twists by the end that you were glued to the pages as you never knew what was coming next.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars ‘This book had me eagerly turning the pages. I HAD to know what was going to happen next and I was never disappointed… I love a book I can’t put down until I’m done and I would definitely recommend this book for fans of non-stop twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘A gripping thriller with never-ending twists thrown in. Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be another, one popped up… I gasped with delight and shock! I flew through this book in delight and loved every page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A brilliant read! An extraordinary read! The characters are well depicted...MUST READ for the summer!... a twisty read with many surprises along the way!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'This throws you into the action from the very first page and doesn’t let up until the very last. This is one exceptional book that will keep you up late until the night.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was a GREAT read. Captivating Thriller, filled with twists and turns… Kept me guessing till the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Exciting and full of thrills and spills and it’s totally addictive as well. It held my attention from the very first chapter, but I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined what a truly shocking and unexpected ending the story would reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A fast-paced, riveting domestic thriller that had me glued to the edge of my seat for the duration. A brilliant read, this one has me clamouring to devour more from the talented Ms James. I could not put this down… This is a gritty, gripping thrill ride of a read that will have you guessing until the final page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Category : Fiction
Editor : Saxon Publishing
ISBN : 9781999368364
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 360
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Five entered the escape room. Only four came out alive. Lisa Ashton receives a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. Regaining consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed – and saved her life. As she recovers, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret. Because five of them entered the escape room that day, and only four got out alive. And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can find out the truth. Can Lisa find the killer before someone else dies? The Friend Who Lied: a twisted psychological thriller from USA Today bestseller Rachel Amphlett – perfect for readers who love suspenseful mysteries!