You Can t Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit

You Can t Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit
Author: Sharon Phennah
Publsiher: BQB Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 1937084159
ISBN 13: 9781937084158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can t Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit Book Review:

"When I get old, I hope to have friends as awesome as these. This is an absolutely feel good novel. Naturally, our intrepid characters, wattles and all, undergo all sorts of trials, but it's the compassion and generosity they exhibit that endears the reader." -- Sam Sanders, via NetGalley Zany families, eccentric friends, and ne-er-do-well neighbors inhabit the labyrinthine lives of three women friends as they grapple with real world events in one "Golden Year." An unwelcome visit from local law enforcement, a younger friend's romantic chaos, and the death of a parent combine with daily mundanities---laundry, scones, and senior sex---to create a walloping, raucous read. Opinionated pets---critics and alter egos---offer a rich counterpoint to the human dramas affecting their lives. Unfiltered and compelling, this entertaining sago provides readers of all ages with a new and positive view of growing older.

Madame Mirabou s School of Love

Madame Mirabou s School of Love
Author: Barbara Samuel
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307415953
ISBN 13: 9780307415950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madame Mirabou s School of Love Book Review:

Sometimes real passion means living the life you’ve always wanted. Nicole Bridges still can’t believe she’s taken up residence in a Colorado apartment complex nicknamed “Splitsville.” She’s still reeling from her husband’s affair, a divorce she never saw coming, and having to leave the upscale, comfortable world she helped make for her ex and their teenage daughter. With little money, even less work experience, and no idea what to do next, she takes tentative steps–if only to keep her head above water. Along the way, Nikki unexpectedly finds herself falling in with eccentric new neighbors–and being seduced out of her funk by a charming, elusive ex-Londoner. And through her delight in the sensual elements of perfume, she will discover the courage to form bonds she never imagined. When a discarded flyer printed with the name “Madame Mirabou” provides the spark of inspiration, Nikki dares to blend the fragments of her life into a fragrance that’s uniquely and passionately her own. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Only Girl in the World

The Only Girl in the World
Author: Maude Julien
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0316466603
ISBN 13: 9780316466608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Girl in the World Book Review:

AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH. For readers of Room and The Glass Castle, an astonishing memoir of one woman rising above an unimaginable childhood. Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation, tyrannizing her childhood and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on the lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbid as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity. By turns horrifying and magical, The Only Girl in the World is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound, a chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307433846
ISBN 13: 9780307433848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Other Side of God

The Other Side of God
Author: Susan D. Kalior
Publsiher: Blue Wing Publication Workshops & lectures
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780979566301
ISBN 13: 0979566304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Side of God Book Review:

Metaphysical Psychology: Journey into yourself in this surrealistic adventure into the human psyche and multi-dimensional realities in Book One of the "Other Side" series. The reader is catalyzed into a personal journey as the pages are turned, inviting a meditative experience to expand awareness, deepen self-appreciation, ease personal pain, heal psychological wounds, and bring one into a more fruitful life experience. Packed with cutting-edge metaphysical insights and powerful psychological understandings, this story further sheds light on the human cycle, the earth, and mystical dimensions. A sage known as the Fool on the Hill guides a struggling woman into herself and frees her into the quintessential meaning of life beyond social perception and conventional belief systems. The adventure begins when she crosses into where perceptions of reality are born, then into the land of dreams, worlds of meditation, and levels of death. Her exploration continues in the lake of self-image where she fights for her authenticity, the zone of internal balance where she learns to be centered in herself, the desert of loneliness where she strives for independence, and the cave of strife where she beholds the importance of chaos. She struggles to traverse the minefields of love without surrendering herself to another, to make peace with her personal demons in the tunnel of confrontation, to find out who she really is in the house of illusions, and come into who she must be in the realm of earth-shaking transitions. Her journey concludes in the skies of synchronicity where self understanding flourishes and insights abound. This manuscript is a tribute to the inner sage in us all.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

One Summer in France two girls in a tent

One Summer in France  two girls in a tent
Author: Bev Spicer
Publsiher: B A Spicer
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Summer in France two girls in a tent Book Review:

A humorous memoir. The summer of 1979 was the best summer ever! Pretty, blonde and dangerously impetuous, Bev and Carol head for the sun, lucky beneficiaries of a generous university grant. They are full of enthusiasm and the dazzling spirit of adventure that only seems possible when we are young. Essential swimwear is selected and Lipton’s vegetable oil is perfumed with patchouli for the perfect tan. They end up in Argelès-sur-mer, on a campsite close to the coast and not far from the border with Spain. Every day brings new challenges: how to hold a meaningful conversation on a naturist beach, what to do about a precocious teenage stalker, how to transport a gallon of port on a moped… all of which they meet head-on, with dubious philosophy and irrepressible optimism. 'One Summer in France' is a humorous tale based on a three-month study break the author took as part of her languages degree course at Keele University in 1979. ‘Would you do it all again?’ asked Carol. ‘Like a shot!’ I said. And I would.

Gone to Soldiers

Gone to Soldiers
Author: Marge Piercy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1504033434
ISBN 13: 9781504033435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone to Soldiers Book Review:

This sweeping New York Times bestseller is “the most thorough and most captivating, most engrossing novel ever written about World War II” (Los Angeles Times). Epic in scope, Marge Piercy’s sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. Each of her ten narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, whose twin sister, Jacqueline—still in France—joins the resistance against Nazi rule. The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates beyond the page. Gone to Soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.

The Speed of Souls a Novel

The Speed of Souls  a Novel
Author: Nick Pirog
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781983306051
ISBN 13: 1983306053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Speed of Souls a Novel Book Review:

The Speed of Souls is the heart-warming, often hilarious, often outrageous, journey of Hugo (a dog who dies and comes back as a cat), Cassie (an aging rescue dog coming to terms with her own mortality), and Jerry (a once popular sci-fi writer in the midst of a cataclysmic mid-life crisis).Hugo was a dog. He died. Now he's a kitten. As Hugo adjusts to his new body (not just a cat--a baby cat!), his new home (San Francisco), his new outside (Where are the mountains? Where is the lake?), and his sudden urge to sit in every box he sees, he wonders if he'll ever see Cassie or Jerry again.Back in Lake Tahoe, Cassie and Jerry attempt to come to grips with life without Hugo. Cassie fills the void with "Tadpole Guard", "Worm Patrol", and ups her protection of Jerry (her human), who is in the midst of a cataclysmic midlife crisis. In addition to his dog dying, Jerry's last two books have been monumental flops and he's still reeling from his fiancée leaving him for another man. As if these problems aren't enough, his parents (who have become late-stage hippies) are coming to live with him for the entire summer.And so begins the journey of three souls, intertwined by love, loss, and perhaps something even greater. Told with Nick Pirog's charm and razor sharp wit, The Speed of Souls is at once a hilarious, moving, and transcendent work of storytelling.

Internment

Internment
Author: Samira Ahmed
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 031652266X
ISBN 13: 9780316522663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internment Book Review:

An instant New York Times bestseller! "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

At Wick s End

At Wick s End
Author: Tim Myers
Publsiher: Berkley
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-01
ISBN 10: 9780425194607
ISBN 13: 0425194604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Wick s End Book Review:

Harrison Black soon discovers that he has inherited more than just his Great-Aunt Belle's candle shop when someone ransacks her apartment, forcing Harrison to embark an investigation that could get him snuffed out. Original.

Daughter of the Sea

Daughter of the Sea
Author: Elisabeth J. Hobbes
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-12-20
ISBN 10: 0008400148
ISBN 13: 9780008400149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughter of the Sea Book Review:

A captivating and page-turning romance perfect for fans of Christina Courtenay and Barbara Erskine! On a windswept British coastline the tide bestows an unexpected gift...

The Roots of the Olive Tree

The Roots of the Olive Tree
Author: Courtney Miller Santo
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 0062130536
ISBN 13: 9780062130532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of the Olive Tree Book Review:

An extraordinary new voice in contemporary woman’s fiction, Courtney Miller Santo makes her magnificent debut with The Roots of the Olive Tree, a novel that will delight fans of Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and the works of Kristin Hannah. Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five generations of women—including an unforgettable 112-year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records—the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together.

The Lonely Heart Attack Club

The Lonely Heart Attack Club
Author: J. C. Williams
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781548766429
ISBN 13: 1548766429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lonely Heart Attack Club Book Review:

A laugh-out-loud comedy, that's poignant, uplifting and ridiculously funny. This is one of the funniest, feel-good romantic comedies that you will read this year. Please also look out for the next book in the series - 'Wrinkly Olympics' available now! This perfect holiday read will leave you with tears of laughter and sorrow. Jack Tate is hopeless... Everything he touches turns into a disaster, but he means well. His business is even less successful than his love life. At the insistence of his attractive and underappreciated assistant, Emma, his last hope of saving his coffee shop is the Isle of Man's first dating and social club for the elderly - The Lonely Heart Attack Club. Could his unintended compassion to his wrinkly client base also be the catalyst for romance?

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 0316052604
ISBN 13: 9780316052603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Review:

This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

They Call Me Crazy

They Call Me Crazy
Author: Kelly Stone Gamble
Publsiher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Call Me Crazy Book Review:

Cass Adams is crazy, and everyone in Deacon, Kansas, knows it. But when her good-for-nothing husband, Roland, goes missing, no one suspects that Cass buried him in their unfinished koi pond. Too bad he doesn’t stay there for long. Cass gets arrested on the banks of the Spring River for dumping his corpse after heavy rain partially unearths it. The police chief wants a quick verdict—he’s running for sheriff and has no time for crazy talk. But like Roland’s corpse, secrets start to surface, and they bring more to light than anybody expected. Everyone in Cass’s life thinks they know her—her psychic grandmother, her promiscuous ex-best friend, her worm-farming brother-in-law, and maybe even her local ghost. But after years of separate silences, no one knows the whole truth. Except Roland. And he’s not talking.

The Supervillain and Me

The Supervillain and Me
Author: Danielle Banas
Publsiher: Swoon Reads
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1250154340
ISBN 13: 9781250154347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supervillain and Me Book Review:

As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well... super. Never trust a guy in spandex. In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life. After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes. Praise for The Supervillain and Me: "Get ready for a wild ride in this zany, high-action thriller." —Booklist "Banas adeptly keeps readers guessing about Iron Phantom’s identity and provides plenty of romantic tension, which will satisfy even die-hard fans of the genre." —School Library Journal "Hilarious ... A zany, action-packed adventure." —VOYA

The Year Everything Changed

The Year Everything Changed
Author: Georgia Bockoven
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 0062069330
ISBN 13: 9780062069337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year Everything Changed Book Review:

“Bockoven is magic.” —Catherine Coulter Four sisters who never knew their father—or each other—come together around his deathbed and learn what it means to be a family in The Year Everything Changed , a magnificent novel brimming with heart and feeling from author Georgia Bockoven. The bestselling, award-winning writer who enthralled readers with The Beach House and Another Summer returns with a masterful work of contemporary women’s fiction that fans of Jodi Picoult and Marian Keyes will read, share, and remember for years to come.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0307371123
ISBN 13: 9780307371126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Book Review:

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.