the year we turned forty


No.ISBN : 9781476763453
Author : Liz Fenton
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Copyright Year : 2016-04-26
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DESCRIPTION : If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future. Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time. Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires. Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she's recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love. But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…


No.ISBN : 9781843584629
Author : Charla Muller
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
Copyright Year : 2011-04-04
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DESCRIPTION : For an entire year. The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasn't causing them to drift apart, exactly, but their connection didn't seem as great as it could be. Charla decided that the couple would emabrk on a year of scheduled sex -- falling over toy trucks and piles of laundry in an effort to make time for each other. There were obstacles along the way -- when disasters at work intruded on their home life and when there were questions about the sex itself and faking it. Would physical love -- whether good mediocre or ugly -- make up for things that weren't so good? Charla and her husband had a whole year to find out...


No.ISBN : 9781409021780
Author : Hannah Pittard
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House
Copyright Year : 2011-02-03
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DESCRIPTION : Sixteen-year-old Nora Lindell is missing. And the neighbourhood boys she's left behind are caught forever in the heady current of her absence. As the days and years pile up, the mystery of her disappearance grows kaleidoscopically. A collection of rumours, divergent suspicions, and tantalising what-ifs, Nora Lindell's story is a shadowy projection of teenage lust, friendship, reverence, and regret, captured magically in the voice of the boys who still long for her. Far more eager to imagine Nora's fate than to scrutinise their own, the boys sleepwalk into an adulthood of jobs, marriages, families, homes and daughters of their own, all the while pining for a girl - and a life - that no longer exists, except in the imagination.


No.ISBN : 9781457505645
Author : Fred Carach
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Copyright Year : 2012-02
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DESCRIPTION : I am not a Wall Street professional. In real life I am a State Certified General Appraiser. This is the story of my transformation over more than four decades from a conservative blue-chip investor into a steely eyed, riverboat gambler with nerves of steel. As the years progressed, I realized that blue-chip investing wasn't the answer. It couldn't be. These Godzillas don't move. I wanted a stock that would go to the moon. Gradually, I discovered what I was looking for in the unreported and unknown world small-cap and micro-cap investing. Allow me to introduce you into my world. The strange and wondrous world of the riverboat gambler. In a world in which in which most investors are happy to earn 15% a year, I shoot for the moon. Stick around and I will show you how it is all done. After all, you might make the same amazing discovery that I made. You might discover that you are a riverboat gambler, with nerves of steel and with ice water in your veins, but you never knew it.


No.ISBN : MSU:31293017075098
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Genre : Education
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1852
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No.ISBN : 9780804151962
Author : Rick Riordan
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bantam
Copyright Year : 2013-12-18
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DESCRIPTION : From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, brings his fast-talking, hard-living, Texas-hip P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State—Austin—to unravel a case so dark, twisted, and deadly, it can only involve family.... Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But he’s in store for a whole lot more. His big brother Garrett--computer whiz, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric—is hoping to retire a multimillionaire by the fall. He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it. Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered—and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett’s bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face to face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a high-tech world gone haywire. Connecting them all is beautiful Lake Travis and the shocking secret that lies within its depths. Now, as Tres struggles with his own troubled family past and to clear his brother’ s name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer—one who could spell the death of both Navarres.


No.ISBN : 9781434970619
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Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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No.ISBN : 1429970839
Author : Terry Bisson
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Forge Books
Copyright Year : 2000-05-05
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DESCRIPTION : In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories is the new collection of sixteen fantastic, ironic tales by Terry Bisson. Terry Bisson uses the fantastic genres as do Kurt Vonnegut or Harlan Ellison, and like them, he is one of the strikingly original voices in short fiction today, with an audience that transcends genre. "Particularly delightful," said The Christian Science Monitor of his first collection. Bisson writes entertaining and moving stories in a strong and unique voice. They are sharp, witty, subversive, and stylish. For instance: An Office Romance: a story of the private lives of icons on a computer desktop. First Fire: a scientist discovers a way to date burning flame's and tries it on one in an ancient temple, with astonishing results. Macs: clones of murderous criminals, with no human rights, are sent to be the property of their victims' families. From the author of "Bears Discover Fire," one of the most anthologized American short stories of the last decade, this is a collection of stories that originally appeared in sources as diverse as Asimov's SF, Playboy, Southern Exposure, and Crank! They are clever, slick, memorable, occasionally profound, and always surprising. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


No.ISBN : 9781408820810
Author : Peggy Orenstein
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : A&C Black
Copyright Year : 2010-12-15
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DESCRIPTION : Buffeted by one jaw-dropping obstacle after another, Orenstein seeks answers both medical and spiritual, all the while trying to save a marriage threatened by cycles, appointments, procedures, and disappointments. Her journey takes her around America and as far as East Asia - on the way she visits an ex-boyfriend who now has fifteen children; encounters 'parasite singles' in Tokyo, women who are rejecting marriage and motherhood in favour of shopping sprees and foreign travel; and shares stories with survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. The world's professional women are only now beginning to become aware of the risks and realities of 'having it all', and Orenstein's saga unfolds as infertility is developing into a boom industry, with over a million women a year seeking treatment. Waiting for Daisy is a profoundly honest, wryly funny report from the front, a story about doing all the things you swore you'd never do to get something you hadn't even been sure you wanted; it's about being a woman, about trying to become a mother, and above all, about the ambivalence, obsession and sacrifice that characterises the struggles of so many modern couples.


No.ISBN : 9781481406499
Author : Theresa Nelson
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Copyright Year : 2015-03-24
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DESCRIPTION : Orphaned Julia never expected to be sent away, especially not to the ill-named House of Mercy. But adventure awaits her in this historical journey, based on a true story. “Go home,” eleven-year-old orphan Julia Delaney is told, but home for her is gone. Spirited and strong, Julia faces a cruel life at an orphanage—the House of Mercy—blistering cold winters, and countless disappointments. But not even hopeful Julia can imagine what awaits her in Montana—and with the help of a miracle or two, she sets the sun a-sailing. Like the heroines of the beloved American Girls series, Julia’s journey paints a vivid picture of United States history. Based on the true story of a real girl, with additional details explained in an Author’s Note, The Year We Sailed the Sun is historical fiction at its best.