Silver Bay

A Novel

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Look out for Jojo’s new book, Paris for One and Other Stories, available now. From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves—if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love—never deserve to love—again. For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal—an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn’t quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike’s and Liza’s worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes’s signature humor and generosity.

Systems - A Novel

Author: Saleena Karim

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

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Page: 354

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2042: Humanity has witnessed the World Democratic Revolution and has left war, pollution and extreme poverty behind. Elise Archer is a hard-nosed British policewoman with psychic abilities. She also happens to be a reincarnated terrorist in denial. When Peter Manner escapes from a local psychiatric hospital and begins a murder spree, Elise makes the chilling discovery that he too is a psychic ... and in another life he was her friend. Manner is on his way to America, where he and she both mysteriously disappeared thirty years ago. By complete coincidence the global police organisation GAILE has just reopened their case, and needs her help. But is there such thing as a coincidence? Follow Elise on her journey as she confronts the truth about her past life, why she was killed, and most importantly, why she was brought back to life. Because soon she will come to question reality itself. This is the story of the Systems Experiment, and the fight - literally - for liberty and justice.

Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes | Conversation Starters

Author: dailyBooks

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Category: Study Aids

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Me Before You: by Jojo Moyes | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The latest novel from Jojo Moyes, Me Before You, discusses the controversial topic of assisted suicide. Will Traynor had everything—a good job, the ability to travel, and a beautiful girlfriend— until an accident left him a quadriplegic. The accident changed Will’s life dramatically; he is not only disabled but also loses his house and his girlfriend. He becomes so disillusioned and depressed that he decides to travel to Switzerland to end his life through assisted suicide. His parents struggle with this decision and ask for some time before he leaves. Meanwhile, they hire Louisa Clarke to take care of him. They hope she will be able to change Will's mind. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes has been called “heartbreaking in the best sense” by the New York Daily News and was on Amazon's Best Books of the Month list in January 2013. The book was also nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award in 2013... EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Me Before You. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

No Regrets, Coyote: A Novel

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 601

“A very cool ride. If Raymond Chandler was reincarnated as a novelist in South Florida, he couldn’t nail it any better than Dufresne.”—Carl Hiaasen On Christmas Eve in Eden, Florida, Wylie “Coyote” Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, is summoned to a horrific crime scene. Five members of the Halliday family have been brutally killed. Wylie’s rare talent is an ability to read a crime scene, consider the evidence seen and unseen, and determine what’s likely to have happened. The police are soon convinced that the deaths were a murder-suicide carried out by a broken and desperate Chafin Halliday, but Wylie’s not so sure. As Wylie begins his own investigation with the help of his friend Bay Lettique—a poker-playing sleight-of-hand artist with links to the Everglades County underworld—he discovers a web of corruption involving the police union, Ponzi-scheming lawyers, county politicians, and the Russian mob. What follows is a heart-stopping, edgy novel that introduces a completely original crime solver.

The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel by Jojo Moyes | Conversation Starters

Author: dailyBooks

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Category: Study Aids

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The Girl You Left Behind: by Jojo Moyes | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: In The Girl You Left Behind, the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Me Before You, tells the story of two strong women who lived a century apart. Sophie, whose husband painted her portrait in the early 20th century, lives in France and has to make difficult decisions to ensure her husband’s return from World War I. Liv is a young widow who lives in the early 21st century; her husband bought a beautiful portrait for her during their honeymoon. The women share two things in common—a painting and a willingness to do whatever it takes for what they love the most. Just how far will they go? In Jojo Moyes’s New York Times bestseller, The Girl You Left Behind, readers find out just how far two women will go for love. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Girl You Left Behind. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich

Author: Peter G. Beidler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 435

View: 477

"A revised and expanded, comprehensive guide to the novels of Native American author Louise Erdrich from Love Medicine to The Painted Drum. Includes chronologies, genealogical charts, complete dictionary of characters, map and geographical details about settings, and a glossary of all the Ojibwe words and phrases used in the novels"--Provided by publisher.

One Plus One

A Novel

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 760

Look out for Jojo’s new book, Paris for One and Other Stories, available now. One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the#1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You. American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story. Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever. One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again. From the Hardcover edition.

Ghost Lights: A Novel

Author: Lydia Millet

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 607

“Surreal, darkly hilarious and profound.”—San Francisco Chronicle Ghost Lights stars an IRS bureaucrat named Hal—a man baffled by his wife’s obsession with her young employer, T., and haunted by the accident that paralyzed his daughter, Casey. In a moment of drunken heroism, Hal embarks on a quest to find T.—the protagonist of Lydia Millet’s much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream—who has vanished in a jungle. On his trip to Central America, Hal embroils himself in a surreal tropical adventure, descending into strange and unpredictable terrain (and an unexpected affair with a beguiling German woman). Ghost Lights is Millet at her best—beautifully written, engaging, full of dead-on insights into the heartbreaking devotion of parenthood and the charismatic oddity of human behavior. The book draws us into a darkly humorous, sometimes off-kilter world where bonds of affection remain a reliable magnetic north. Ghost Lights is a startling, comic, and surprisingly philosophical story.

The Cartographer of No Man's Land: A Novel

Author: P.S. Duffy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 169

The lauded masterpiece about a family divided by World War I, hailed as “brilliant . . . altogether a remarkable debut” (Simon Mawer, author of The Glass Room). From a village in Nova Scotia to the trenches of France, P. S. Duffy’s astonishing debut showcases a rare talent emerging in midlife. When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son Simon Peter must navigate escalating hostility in a town torn by grief. Selected as both a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and one of the American Bookseller Association’s Debut Dozen, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land offers a soulful portrayal of World War I and the lives that were forever changed by it, both on the battlefield and at home.