"I threw in a coin and I closed my eyes and I thought, I hope I've got enough Valium to see me through the week. One of the other mums chucked her coin in, and turned to me. She said, 'Do you think there will ever come a day when we'll make a wish that's about ourselves, and not about our kids?'" A celebrity who's more notorious for her excesses than her famous roles. Her former lover, who's threatening to reveal the truth behind her bestselling autobiography. Her long-lost son, who's escaped from the train wreck of his mother's life and doesn't want to be found. Absolutely Fabulous meets The Devil Wears Prada in this delicious and addictive novel about a washed-out soap opera diva, her lifetime of secrets, and the innocent young journalist who gets caught in her wake. Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous for playing a slatternly barmaid on a popular soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, just out of rehab, with no job, no relationship, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers, she is surprised to find that her 'tell all' memoir has become an improbable hit. But how to stop the real truth from being revealed - and how to make up for a long history of neglecting those she really loves? A funny, poignant and intoxicating novel about fame, love, deception and consequences - about the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.
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A giant spider, cannibals, and a vast chessboard are some of the obstacles Zed and his companion must face in their journey to reach an unknown treasure hidden deep within a mountain range in Peru. Zed is astounded when he meets a Genie and is offered the chance to travel through time and witness prominent events; Adam and Eve created for food, EDEN constructed in space, and the ultimate collision that shaped the Earth and its inhabitants.
"A fictionalized account about a real wolf with the scientific name OR7 (the 7th radio-collared wolf in Oregon) that traveled from eastern Oregon to northern California--the first known wolf in the Golden State in 90 years"--
Have you experienced the deepest point of your life where you have nothing but your unwavering faith in God? For twenty-three-year-old Jagada Chambers, life took a turn for the worst when he, under the influence of alcohol, made a grave mistake during Spring Break vacation in Florida. He hit rock bottom facing twenty-plus years in prison and a violent-felony conviction. He was confronted with the reality of being stripped of his freedom and doomed to adjust to life behind bars. If you were faced with the same circumstances, how would you respond? In this book, you will gain a new perspective in life. You will know more of hope, love, life and justice. You will learn that, win or lose, God is with you always. Most of all, learn when to accept defeat and to wholeheartedly trust God, without questions, without doubts.
- Author : Joe Tapley
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2016
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 196
- ISBN : OCLC:1082489715
The international sensation that sold half a million copies in France and the subject of a new film by Roman Polanski: a chilling story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L., who embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, metafictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too-even as it holds us in its thrall.
About "My Girl from Malta"Written based on a true story..You know though, how our lives are not just simple, linear series of events and we all, just like a good novel, have side quests that give meaning to our existence. Those little details that spice up our every breath and make us understand what life is really about. Well, in my case, traveling was the next best thing attached to my heart; what is a dreamer without its dreams of exploring and discovering new things, right?
An introverted girl who just wanted to be left alone. A talkative little boy with a very important wish. Based on a true story, Noise is the heartwarming tale of finding joy in unexpected places. A full-color graphic novel for both children and adults alike.
Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.
Andrew and his family are excited when a photographer comes to take a picture of their dancing bear, but then Bearly can't be found.
A farm boy meets his hero, Colonel Charles Lindbergh, when he lands his bi-plane in a field near Canton, Mississippi, in 1929.
Everybody likes a good story. Especially if it's based on true, real-life events. But what kind of story is compelling enough to transform your life? Can a story be powerful enough to change the whole world?
Goliath, an oversized Doberman pinscher, and his owner working on construction need to find a place to live in Long Island. This would not be an easy task considering the dogs fierce and vicious appearance, not too many people were willing to rent their apartments out to a man with a dog like that. Throughout their journey the pair meet different people who all had the same answer-no. Finally, a ray of hope was found in a little Puerto Rican lady from suburban Port Jefferson, Long Island who agrees to take Goliath in also in exchange for some help on her aging house that was in dire need of repair. With their newly found ray of hope, they knew little of the never ending, twisting, and turning road into a deeper madness awaiting them.
An inmate finds himself in an impossible predicament after a life-changing encounter in prison, his survival tied to three seemingly unconnected people on the outside. Unseen forces work to destroy them before they can discover their destiny. Divided families, destroyed careers, sexual abuse, drugs, violence, and attempted murder combine to derail their lives and thrust them into peril. If they can find a way to overcome these obstacles, they can change their world forever; but if they fail, they will set in motion a series of events spelling destruction for future generations. A cosmic war rages in an attempt to prevent the unleashing of hell's agenda. Four lives converge at the center of the battle...THREE MUST DIE SO THAT ONE MAY LIVE.
''An absorbing and engaging tale of wartime bravery and endurance. Bill and Izabela are such tenderly drawn characters ... I loved it!'' RACHEL HORE, author of Last Letter Home and The Memory Garden _______________________________ Their love is a death sentence. But can it keep them alive? Czechoslovakia, 1944. In the dead of night, a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Secretly married and on the run, Bill and Izabela are searching for Izabela''s brother and father, who are fighting for the Czech resistance. They know their luck will not last. Captured by the German army, it seems they must be separated - but they have prepared for this moment. By cutting her hair and pretending to be mute, Izabela successfully disguises herself as a British soldier. Together, they face the terrible conditions of a POW camp, reliant on the help of their fellow POWs to maintain their fragile deception. Their situation is beyond dangerous. If Izabela is discovered, she and Bill - and all the men who helped them - will face lethal consequences. _______________________________ A novel set in war-torn Czechoslovakia amid the extreme privations of a prisoner of war camp, based on a true story of passion, heroism and a love that transcends overwhelming odds. _______________________________ ''Deeply moving and compelling ... an epic journey not only across war-torn countries but deep into the heart of what it is to be human. A heart-rending story beautifully told.'' JUDITH ALLNAT, author of The Poet''s Wife and The Silk Factory ''Heart-wrenching and heart-warming in equal measure, The Prisoner''s Wife is an unputdownable novel ... finely crafted, atmospheric, often nail-biting.'' BEN KANE, author of The Eagles of Rome series ''A story of danger, fear, determination and the redemptive power of love in war-torn Europe. It is a story that Hemingway might have envied.'' JULIET GARDINER, author of Wartime- Britain 1939 to 1945 and The Blitz- The British Under Attac
Based on true events of seven children who endured the experience of being taken away from their home and placed in temporary care at St. Pettington's Orphanage and Forster Homes, as seen through the eyes of a four to seven-year-old child.The names of the children, the author, the church, the representatives, and the locations have been changed for legal reasons and to protect the identity of the children and their families.
Follows the dangerous journey of three young sisters from their home in a Tibet occupied by the Chinese to a new life in India, where they can freely learn about their religion and culture.
With Nazis bombing London every night, it's time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he's one of the lucky ones - one of ninety evacuee boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada. Life aboard the luxury ship is grand - nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum's glare. Finallly, on the fifth day at sea, the ship's officers announce that they're out of danger. They're wrong. Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They've been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive? Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, Lifeboat 12 is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive. -- From dust jacket.
'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L. L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine's identity and her safety.