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Little fires everywhere / by Ng, Celeste.;
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Abacus,
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The weekend dad / by Walsh, Alison,1966-;
Emmett is a typical 'weekend dad'. He sees his 7-year-old daughter Misty on trips to the zoo or the park and does his best to bond with the little girl who until a few weeks ago he never even knew existed. The rest of the time, he tries to adapt to life in a vast city, works in a dingy bookshop with a cast of misfits and writes bad poetry on the side. It's a long way from the life of the artist that Emmett had planned. But life is like that: just when you think you have it all under control, it comes crashing down around you.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Hachette Books Ireland,
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A ladder to the sky / by Boyne, John,1971-;
A psychological drama of cat and mouse, 'A Ladder to the Sky' shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people's stories. He doesn't care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.
Subjects: Psychological fiction.; General.; General.;
© 2018., Doubleday,
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Oh my god, what a complete Aisling / by McLysaght, Emer.; Breen, Sarah.;
Aisling is 29. She's living at home in Ballygobbard with her parents, commuting to her mid-level administrative job at Pensions Plus up in Dublin. She's the only one who knows how to work the fax machine, always has paracetamol for her co-workers and is the queen of passive-aggressive notes about the state of the dishes in the kitchen. Aisling goes out every Saturday night with Majella, her very best friend and loyal confidante. Twice a week, Aisling spends the night at her boyfriend Generic John's house. But Aisling wants more. She wants a ring on her finger. She wants to live with GJ. When a week in Tenerife with GJ doesn't end with the expected engagement, Aisling presents him with an ultimatum.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Michael Joseph,
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The summer wives / by Williams, Beatriz.;
It's 1951 and Miranda's mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest families on Winthrop Island, a glamorous haven set off the New England coast. But beneath the surface, the island is a delicate balance of tension between the wealthy summer families who holiday there and the Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who keep the island going. As Miranda begins to fall for Joseph, the lighthouse keeper's handsome son, the tension rises inexorably to the surface and an explosive end to the summer will change everyone, forever.
Subjects: Love stories.; General.; General.;
© 2018., HarperCollinsPublishers,
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Anyone for seconds? / by Graham, Laurie,1947-;
Life has been going downhill for ex-TV chef Lizzie Partridge ever since she spectacularly ended her television career by throwing a chocolate mousse at the host of Midlands This Morning. Her partner Tom has left her, Nigella and Jamie have got the cookery world sewn up, and now her restaurant reviewing column - her last bit of work - has been axed. Surely the only way is up from here?In a desperate bid for sympathy and attention she runs away, from the gas bill and the mouse under the sink, and in wet and wintry Aberystwyth she experiences a brush with her past and a glimmer of new prospects. And when her nephew - now a TV producer - has the bright idea to reunite her with her former nemesis and target of the mousse attack in a new show, it seems like things could be going Lizzie's way again after all!
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Quercus,
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How to walk away / by Center, Katherine.;
Maggie Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she's worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiance she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiance, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Pan Books,
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Where the light gets in / by Dillon, Lucy,1974-;
It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. And right now, with the keys to the town's gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty's anxious little dachshund, trembling beside her. Lorna's come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows, deep down, there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first. This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces. It's where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began. It's not exactly a fresh start. But as Lorna - and the little dog - tentatively open their cracked hearts to old friends and new ones, facing hard truths and fresh promises, something surprisingly beautiful begins to grow around the gallery, something so inspirational even Lorna couldn't have predicted the light it lets into her world.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Black Swan,
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Cottage by the sea : a novel / by Macomber, Debbie.;
Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks, in part, to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart - and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has longed for.
Subjects: Love stories.; General.; General.;
© 2018., Arrow Books,
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The necessary marriage / by Lodato, Elisa.;
Jane is sixteen when she first becomes aware of Leonard Campbell. He is a tall, gentle man with full lips and no ring on his left hand. He is her teacher. As Leonard begins to show her attention, giving her novels to read and discuss over dinner, their attraction grows and they fall in love. It is only once married, tied down with two children in 1980s suburbia, that Jane realises she might have settled too early, losing much of herself in the process. Then Marion and Andrew, a couple whose passion frequently tips into violence, move in next door, forcing Jane to confront feelings she didn't know she could have. And when Marion abandons her family, Jane steps in to help with the couple's two boys, setting in motion a series of events, all of which expose the push and pull within every relationship.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
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