Greenlight

Greenlight
Author: Benjamin Stevenson
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 0143789880
ISBN 13: 9780143789888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenlight Book Review:

'An outstanding debut - confident, compelling, with a surprise around every corner. I loved it' Jane Harper, author of The Dry Four years ago, in the small town of Birravale, Eliza Daley was murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn't he? So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick's new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings - and he claims Curtis Wade was convicted on flimsy evidence and shoddy police work. Millions of viewers agree. Just before the final episode, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited, leading to Curtis's eventual release. Then a new victim is found bearing horrifying similarities to the original murder. Has Jack just helped a killer walk free? Determined to set things right, Jack returns to Birravale looking for answers. But with his own secrets lurking just beneath the surface, Jack knows more than anyone what a fine line it is between fact and fiction. Between life and death. Now there's only one option left. The truth. 'A hugely-original premise, a guilt-ridden protagonist, a plot that won't lie down. A great debut' Chris Hammer 'Such an assured, intricately plotted novel full of mind-bending twists and turns' Candice Fox 'A gripping, densely knotted debut that kept me guessing until the very last page' Mark Brandi 'A killer premise, genuinely surprising twists and turns and an original, deeply memorable protagonist' Dervla McTiernan 'A clever, heart-racing read. Fresh and contemporary' Courier Mail

Trust Me, I'm Lying

Trust Me, I'm Lying
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 1101583711
ISBN 13: 9781101583715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me, I'm Lying Book Review:

The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news—revised and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age. Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan Holiday’s first book sounded a prescient alarm about the dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today. Trust Me, I’m Lying was the first book to blow the lid off the speed and force at which rumors travel online—and get "traded up" the media ecosystem until they become real headlines and generate real responses in the real world. The culprit? Marketers and professional media manipulators, encouraged by the toxic economics of the news business. Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan Holiday. As he explains, “I wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I’m tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes, and no one is accountable for any of it. I’m pulling back the curtain because it’s time the public understands how things really work. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.”

Trust Me, I'm Trouble

Trust Me, I'm Trouble
Author: Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publsiher: Random House Australia
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0857989529
ISBN 13: 9780857989529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me, I'm Trouble Book Review:

Staying out of trouble isn't possible for Julep Dupree. She has managed not to get kicked out of her private school, even though everyone knows she's responsible for taking down a human-trafficking mob boss-and getting St. Agatha's golden-boy Tyler killed in the process. Running cons holds her guilty conscience at bay, but unfortunately, someone wants Julep to pay for her mistakes . . . with her life. Against her better judgment, Julep takes a shady case that requires her to infiltrate a secretive organization that her long-gone mother and the enigmatic blue fairy may be connected to. Her best friend, Sam, isn't around to stop her, and Dani, her one true confidante, happens to be a nineteen-year-old mob enforcer whose moral compass is as questionable as Julep's. But there's not much time to worry about right and wrong-or to save your falling heart-when there's a contract on your head. Murders, heists, secrets and lies, hit men and hidden identities . . . If Julep doesn't watch her back, it's her funeral. No lie.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371565
ISBN 13: 9780307371560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Book Review:

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Trust Me, I'm Lying

Trust Me, I'm Lying
Author: Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 038538288X
ISBN 13: 9780385382885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me, I'm Lying Book Review:

Fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society novels will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action. Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average. But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal. “A sexy love triangle and madcap mystery . . . I loved this book.” —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret One of TeenVogue's 15 Most Exciting YA Books of 2014 One of PopCrush's 10 Most Anticipated YA Books "Julep isn't just another high schooler beset by the usual drama of boys and academia. Nope—she also happens to be a con artist and master of disguise, which comes in mighty handy when her father mysteriously disappears. Determined, she delves into the underbelly of Chicago to find him (bringing a bunch of fresh plot lines and unexpected twists along the way)."--teenVogue.com "Summer creates a standout character in Julep. She lies and cheats with so much confidence and skill that readers will cheer her on, but she also adheres to her own strict moral code. . . . A memorable debut; here's hoping for a lot more from Summer."—Kirkus Reviews “Entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly “Well-paced, well-plotted.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books From the Hardcover edition.

Trust Me When I Lie

Trust Me When I Lie
Author: Benjamin Stevenson
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 149269116X
ISBN 13: 9781492691167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me When I Lie Book Review:

"An outstanding debut-confident, compelling, with a surprise around every corner. I loved it." —Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry Producer Jack Quick knows how to frame a story. So says Curtis Wade, the subject of Jack's new true crime docuseries, convicted of a young woman's murder four years prior. In the eyes of Jack's viewers, flimsy evidence and police bias influenced the final verdict...even though, off screen, Jack himself has his doubts. But when the series finale is wildly successful, a retrial sees Curtis walk free. And then another victim turns up dead. To set things right, Jack goes back to the sleepy vineyard town where it all began, bent on discovering what really happened. Because behind the many stories he tells, the truth is Jack's last chance. He may have sprung a killer from jail, but he's also the one that can send him back.

Trust Me

Trust Me
Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0765393085
ISBN 13: 9780765393081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me Book Review:

Trust Me is the chilling standalone novel of psychological suspense and manipulation that award-winning author and renowned investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan was born to write. CAN YOU SPOT THE LIAR? An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless. Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself? "Grief and deception are at the helm of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest thriller, Trust Me, in which a crime writer and an accused criminal’s lives collide, as they come to discover that no one can be trusted, not even oneself. The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!"--New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!
Author: Eric Braun
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 1479580724
ISBN 13: 9781479580729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! Book Review:

OF COURSE you think I was the bad guy, terrifying poor little Jack. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I Lie
Author: Alice Feeney
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 1250144833
ISBN 13: 9781250144836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sometimes I Lie Book Review:

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Perennial Seller

Perennial Seller
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 110199214X
ISBN 13: 9781101992142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perennial Seller Book Review:

The book that Inc. says "every entrepreneur should read" and an FT Book of the Month selection... How did the movie The Shawshank Redemption fail at the box office but go on to gross more than $100 million as a cult classic? How did The 48 Laws of Power miss the bestseller lists for more than a decade and still sell more than a million copies? How is Iron Maiden still filling stadiums worldwide without radio or TV exposure forty years after the band was founded? Bestselling author and marketer Ryan Holiday calls such works and artists perennial sellers. How do they endure and thrive while most books, movies, songs, video games, and pieces of art disappear quickly after initial success? How can we create and market creative works that achieve longevity? Holiday explores this mystery by drawing on his extensive experience working with businesses and creators such as Google, American Apparel, and the author John Grisham, as well as his interviews with the minds behind some of the greatest perennial sellers of our time. His fascinating examples include: • Rick Rubin, producer for Adele, Jay-Z, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who teaches his artists to push past short-term thinking and root their work in long-term inspiration. • Tim Ferriss, whose books have sold millions of copies, in part because he rigorously tests every element of his work to see what generates the strongest response. • Seinfeld, which managed to capture both the essence of the nineties and timeless themes to become a modern classic. • Harper Lee, who transformed a muddled manuscript into To Kill a Mockingbird with the help of the right editor and feedback. • Winston Churchill, Stefan Zweig, and Lady Gaga, who each learned the essential tenets of building a platform of loyal, dedicated supporters. Holiday reveals that the key to success for many perennial sellers is that their creators don’t distinguish between the making and the marketing. The product’s purpose and audience are in the creator’s mind from day one. By thinking holistically about the relationship between their audience and their work, creators of all kinds improve the chances that their offerings will stand the test of time.

Behind Every Lie

Behind Every Lie
Author: Christina McDonald
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1501184040
ISBN 13: 9781501184048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind Every Lie Book Review:

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Night Olivia Fell—an “emotionally charged mystery” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author)—comes a thrilling new suspense novel about the insidious nature of family secrets…and their deadly potential. If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it? Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself. Told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past, Christina McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) domestic thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell’s I Found You and Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her, Behind Every Lie explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, family trauma, and the danger behind long-held secrets.

Trust Me, I'm a Salesman

Trust Me, I'm a Salesman
Author: Yuri van der Sluis
Publsiher: Yutrain Limited
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 9789887890102
ISBN 13: 9887890103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trust Me, I'm a Salesman Book Review:

After training thousands of B2B Sales people worldwide, Yuri van der Sluis packed the essence of value and trust selling in 30 cartoons. This book will show you in an entertaining and practical way how you can be successful in sales, by being the exact opposite of the Wolf of Wallstreet. In short a Top Sales Dog instead of a Sales Wolf. Put the customer front and center in their buying process and sell by building trust and providing value. This way you won't just aim for the transaction, but the relationship and your customer as a whole. You won't have to lie, cheat and manipulate your way into business. How important is it for your business that customers keep coming back, because doing business with you is a good thing! This book will help you to: * sell the right way by building on your integrity and content * inject value in the sales process * get customer trust * get customer commitment * separate yourself from all the Sales Wolves out there. You will be guided throughout a typical B2B sales process whereby the major differences will be shown between the wolf and the dog. Cartoons will show you the stark contrast between the two ways how to sell.

Heist Society

Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-02-09
ISBN 10: 1423139380
ISBN 13: 9781423139386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heist Society Book Review:

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected. Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster's art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's (very crooked) history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0374306397
ISBN 13: 9780374306397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Lie Book Review:

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest. But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

An Economist Gets Lunch

An Economist Gets Lunch
Author: Tyler Cowen
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0452298849
ISBN 13: 9780452298842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Economist Gets Lunch Book Review:

An influential economist challenges popular opinions about the superiority of locally grown and expensive foods, demonstrating how to eat responsibly without submitting to fashion-driven trends. By the author of the best-selling e-book, The Great Stagnation. 35,000 first printing.

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information
Author: Alberto Cairo
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1324001577
ISBN 13: 9781324001577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information Book Review:

A leading data visualization expert explores the negative—and positive—influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous—and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them. However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty—or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas. In How Charts Lie, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world.

The Yellow Wall Paper

The Yellow Wall Paper
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 55
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:RSMCXS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yellow Wall Paper Book Review:

The Book of Lamps and Banners

The Book of Lamps and Banners
Author: Elizabeth Hand
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0316485926
ISBN 13: 9780316485920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lamps and Banners Book Review:

Acclaimed crime writer Elizabeth Hand returns to her "fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful" cult-favorite series: Photographer Cass Neary is hard-up for cash and in more danger than she realizes on the hunt for an ancient, legendary book (Tess Gerritsen). Photographer Cass Neary is desperate to get home, and she's already lost her camera -- like losing a limb. Now her only chance is to cash in on a deal that a friend is about to cut for a legendary illuminated manuscript: The Book of Lamps and Banners. Rumored to have been rescued from the Library at Alexandria, the Book is said to contain ancient esoteric knowledge, even an otherworldly power. So when an intruder brazenly steals the manuscript, Cass and her ex-con lover Quinn must get it back-plunging headlong into a shady underworld where antiquarian booksellers, unhinged tech entrepreneurs, and brutal nationalists all converge. This breathless psychological thriller, featuring one of the greatest amateur sleuths of the past decade, could only come from the mind of Elizabeth Hand. "Kaleidoscopic, dark, and mysterious . . . This novel is a jaw-punch, written with a snarling grace." -- Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World “I love Cass Neary . . . . Her latest misadventure is vivid and haunting, braiding the ancient and occult with the unholy frights of the modern world.” ―Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay "Elizabeth Hand has delivered a startling book that is dirty, wise, aching, and almost magical."―Ivy Pochoda, author of These Women

Growth Hacker Marketing

Growth Hacker Marketing
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 069817691X
ISBN 13: 9780698176911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growth Hacker Marketing Book Review:

A primer on the future of PR, marketing and advertising — now revised and updated with new case studies "Forget everything you thought you knew about marketing and read this book. And then make everyone you work with read it, too." —Jason Harris, CEO of Mekanism Megabrands like Dropbox, Instagram, Snapchat, and Airbnb were barely a blip on the radar years ago, but now they're worth billions—with hardly a dime spent on traditional marketing. No press releases, no TV commercials, no billboards. Instead, they relied on growth hacking to reach users and build their businesses. Growth hackers have thrown out the old playbook and replaced it with tools that are testable, trackable, and scalable. They believe that products and businesses should be modified repeatedly until they’re primed to generate explosive reactions. Bestselling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for many successful brands, authors, and musicians, explains the new rules in a book that has become a marketing classic in Silicon Valley and around the world. This new edition is updated with cutting-edge case studies of startups, brands, and small businesses. Growth Hacker Marketing is the go-to playbook for any company or entrepreneur looking to build and grow.

This Is All a Lie

This Is All a Lie
Author: Thomas Trofimuk
Publsiher: Enfield & Wizenty
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781927855775
ISBN 13: 1927855772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is All a Lie Book Review:

Three lives, one unreliable narrator and the consequences of losing intimacy. This is All a Lie opens with Ray leaving his mistress for the final time. At the bottom of her apartment tower, he answers his phone. It's Nancy, his lover, and she is threatening to jump if he drives away. She wants emotional truth in an arena where everything is a lie. She wants a reason to stay alive and Ray is uniquely unqualified to give her what she wants. Ray's wife, Tulah, loves snow and keeps a snow journal - every time it snows she goes out in it and records what she thinks and feels about the snow in the context of her life. Tulah is filled with secrets, and denial, and unhappiness and when she is drawn into Ray's messy affair, everything she thought she knew is thrown aside. What are the consequences of losing intimacy? Does Nancy jump from her 39th floor balcony? What happens with Tulah and Ray? The answers lie within, perhaps.