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📒Pretend I M Dead ✍ Jen Beagin
✏Pretend I m Dead Book Summary : NAMED A BEST BOOK of the YEAR by O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, REFINERY 29, and KIRKUS REVIEWS SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE A “wondrous,” (O, The Oprah Magazine) “scathingly funny” (Entertainment Weekly) debut from Whiting Award winner Jen Beagin about a cleaning lady named Mona and her quest for self-acceptance and belonging after her relationship with a loveable junkie goes awry. Jen Beagin’s funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona—almost twenty-four, emotionally adrift, and cleaning houses to get by. Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient she calls Mr. Disgusting, who proceeds to break her heart in unimaginable ways. Seeking a kind of healing, she decamps to Taos, New Mexico, for a fresh start, where she finds a community of seekers and cast-offs, all of whom have one or two things to teach her—the pajama-wearing, blissed-out New Agers, the slightly creepy client with peculiar tastes in controlled substances, the psychic who might really be psychic. But always lurking just beneath the surface are her memories of growing up in a chaotic, destructive family from which she’s trying to disentangle herself, and the larger legacy of the past she left behind. The story of Mona’s quest for self-acceptance in this working class American world is at once hilarious and wonderfully strange, true to life and boldly human, and introduces a stunning, one-of-a-kind new voice in American fiction.
✏Beaver Steals Fire Book Summary : Coyote and the other land animals devise a plot to steal fire from Curlew, the keeper of the sky world, and they successfully bring fire to Earth, protecting it against the month-long rain that Curlew sends down to extinguish it.
📒Confessions Of A Karaoke Queen ✍ Ella Kingsley
✏Confessions Of A Karaoke Queen Book Summary : Maddie Mulhern is suddenly in charge. Her parents - former 80s pop duo Pineapple Mist - have left for the summer on a nostalgia tour, entrusting her to manage their struggling karaoke bar, Sing It Back. Panicking over the dodgy finances, Maddie takes a gamble: she signs up for a fly-on-the-wall reality TV series. With her faithful staff (divalicious drag queen Ruby, shy barman Simon and wannabe actress Jasmine) she'll transform the bar into a huge success. Simple. Right? Executive Producer Evan Bergman knows that scandal sells. It's no coincidence that he hires cool, attractive Nick Craven as director. Evan wants drama on screen - and he'll do anything to get it. As the series builds to a live finale, will Maddie see the truth in a Careless Whisper? Will Nick be able to keep his Poker Face? One thing's for sure: we all do things at karaoke that we regret . . .
📒Pretend We Re Dead ✍ Mark Timlin
✏Pretend We re Dead Book Summary : Sharman's getting married, and down at the nick they're taking bets on how long it's going to last. His new wife, Dawn (the ex-stripper), isn't going to settle for little woman status - she's got her eye on those mean streets - and Sharman's going to need all the help he can get. He's received a call from an American record company who have a letter from a rock star who's been dead for 20 years - and wants his royalties...
📒Say I M Dead ✍ E. Dolores Johnson
✏Say I m Dead Book Summary : Say I'm Dead is the true story of family secrets, separation, courage, and trans-formation through five generations of interracial relationships. Fearful of prison time—or lynching—for violating Indiana's antimiscegenation laws in the 1940s, E. Dolores Johnson's black father and white mother fled Indianapolis to secretly marry in Buffalo, New York. When Johnson was born, social norms and her government-issued birth certificate said she was Negro, nullifying her mother's white blood in her identity. Later, as a Harvard-educated business executive feeling too far from her black roots, she searched her father's black genealogy. But in the process, Johnson suddenly realized that her mother's whole white family was—and always had been—missing. When she began to pry, her mother's 36-year-old secret spilled out. Her mother had simply vanished from Indiana, evading an FBI and police search that had ended with the conclusion that she had been the victim of foul play.
📒Of Irish Blood ✍ Mary Pat Kelly
✏Of Irish Blood Book Summary : It's 1903. Nora Kelly, twenty-four, is talented, outspoken, progressive, and climbing the ladder of opportunity, until she falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists, and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest, and Ireland's revolutionary women challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland. Author Mary Pat Kelly weaves historical characters such as Maud Gonne, William Butler Yeats, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera, as well as Gabrielle Chanel, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Nora Barnicle, into Of Irish Blood, a vivid and compelling story inspired by the life of her great-aunt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
📒Elusion ✍ Constance McCutcheon
✏Elusion Book Summary : After a long series of professional failures, the last one costly, Louise Christys life is finally on track with the sudden success of her newly established business, a very special perfume shop. But within weeks, her triumph is stubbed out by her brother, who informs her that her spectacular turnover is due to something else: Her favorite shop clerk, the extraordinary Toko, is exhibiting herself in the shop windows mornings when she has the shop to herself. Unable to believe the outrageous news and incapable of spying on her favorite girl to verify it, Louise hires homely, slow-moving Jane, not to be shop manager as her ad indicates, but scarecrow: Posted in the shop mornings, Jane is to ward off illicit conduct that could be damaging to Ms Christys yields. For her part, Jane is determined to do everything she can to establish credibility with her new employer and secure her cushy, do-nothing job in the glamorous business world. The circumstances spell near disaster for the well-meaning proprietress.
📒Thank God I M Dead Already ✍ Diana deVault
✏Thank God I m Dead Already Book Summary : Sometimes when there is so much suffering in a persons life and nothing seems to turn out the way one plans, then it becomes easy to just give up on believing that there is a God in heaven who loves us and cares about our success. What we dont understand is that when we first give our lives to God, we agree to die. We agree to allow God to order the steps of our lives so that He can cause our destiny to fit His plans. That dying is very difficult, particularly when we dont understand it. This book is about the dyingand the coming to understand why it must happen.
✏How Will They Know If I m Dead Transcending Disability and Terminal Illness Book Summary : Most books on terminal illness focus on death and dying. This book is about neither. It doesn't deal with statistics or the medical aspects of a crippling disease, and it isn't written by a celebrity about their amazing recovery. This book is about a real person and a true hero. Bob Horn, an authority on the Soviet Union and foreign policy in the Third World, a successful author and teacher, an involved husband and father of three in his mid-forties, awoke one day to find his entire world upside down. Diagnosed in 1988 with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), better known as Lou Gerhig's disease, Bob had to deal with the reality that his situation was terminal. How Bob and his family coped and continue to cope or "battle" as Bob prefers to call it with disability and terminal illness is an amazing story that you will find inspiring, heartwarming, humorous, upsetting, and a celebration of the triumph of life. Having already beaten the odds that say he should have died years ago, Bob accomplished the most unbelievable feat he wrote this book. It was discovered that Bob had a pulse in his right foot that could be felt and manipulated. By hooking his foot up to a computer, Bob found he could maneuver the cursor and produce documents. He has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, sermons for his church, correspondence, and most impressive of all this book. Not bad for a man who is completely paralyzed and hasn't moved in six years!
📒Pretend We Re Dead ✍ Annalee Newitz
✏Pretend We re Dead Book Summary : DIVAn examination of how monster narratives and horror stories serve as allegories for anxieties about captialism in American popular culture./div