Author: Lisa Zeidner
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1466825359
Size: 64.75 MB
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"Subtle, astute . . . With Layover, Zeidner joins the ranks of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood and Fay Weldon." —Karen Karbo, The New York Times Book Review Claire Newbold has watched her life collapse: her only child has died, her husband has been unfaithful, and she's just learned that she's infertile. She tries, dutifully, to go through the motions of her daily routine, but then she walks out of work on a whim, and soon she's living out of hotels—not always with the intention of paying for them—and confronting loss. As Claire indulges in a pattern of seduction and deception, she begins to feel that she is clairvoyant, capable of "reading" strangers without knowing them. As she struggles to find redemption in her marriage and her life, she finds herself wondering: Is she erratic or just full-on deranged? Lisa Zeidner's Layover is a provocative, affecting, and confident novel. As The New Yorker said, "Zeidner's writing is like her heroine: taut, intelligent, and seductive."

Love Bomb

Author: Lisa Zeidner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374192715
Size: 31.44 MB
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As Tess is about to get married in her childhood home in Haddonfield, New Jersey, an uninvited guest wearing a wedding dress and gas mask holds the ensemble hostage, triggering hilarious chaos among the unusual cast of characters. By the author of Layover.

The Physics Of Sunset

Author: Jane Vandenburgh
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582431000
Size: 39.39 MB
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Two very different people--a poet at the end of an exhausting and bitter divorce and a celebrated architect whose wife is pulled away from their home by an increasing ambition--are drawn together in an unexpected, erotic, and doomed love affair that will profoundly affect both their lives. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.


Author: Helen Schulman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582342083
Size: 12.77 MB
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What would you do for a second chance at your first love? Schulman's exuberant, sexy novel is the thinking woman's summer romance as 38-year-old Louise Harrington meets the doppelganger of the boy who broke her 18-year-old heart.

Missing Women Others

Author: June Spence
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663952
Size: 40.84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Selected by E. Annie Proulx for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of 1997, and winner of the Willa Cather Award, June Spence is one of the most original new voices in fiction today. In her collection of short stories, Spence offers us rare glimpses into the hidden lives of so-called ordinary people, those people we think we know: our neighbors, our co-workers, our relatives, ourselves?

The Catastrophist

Author: Lawrence Douglas
Publisher: Other PressLlc
Size: 31.74 MB
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Morbidly pessimistic about the future in spite of his successful marriage and career, art historian Daniel Wellington suffers an existential crisis when he learns he is going to be a father, a breakdown after which he engages in a series of haphazard, self-sabotaging behaviors.

The Enlightenment Of Nina Findlay

Author: Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Other PressLlc
ISBN: 1590517296
Size: 18.58 MB
Format: PDF
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Seeking refuge on a tiny Greek island after an estrangement from two brothers with whom she was in a long-time love triangle, Nina discovers in the wake of an accident the influence of her parents' marriage on her own. By the award-winning author of Keeper. Original. 40,000 first printing.

The Underminer

Author: Mike Albo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917071
Size: 13.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Successful, gorgeous, and beloved by everyone you know, the Underminer remembers your every foolish ambition and humiliating mistake-and never fails to remind you. The Underminer makes you feel suicidal. But the Underminer is your friend. Mike Albo and Virginia Heffernan do us all a public service by capturing the elusive evils of an age-old archetype. To understand and resist your toxic friend, you need The Underminer. Who is the Underminer? "An insincere, name-dropping predator with a rise so meteoric that you feel like crawling into your sad little apartment and eating gallons of ice cream right out of the carton while sniffling over reruns of old Bette Davis movies."-New York Times Book Review "A character that is so malicious, so insensitive and sadistic, that we can only gape horror-struck as every venomous phrase rolls off her tongue."-Rocky Mountain News "A psychological predator of the highest order. A viper cloaked in velvet. The Shaquille O'Neal of schadenfreude."-Boston Globe "An ego-skewering, passive-aggressive blowhard of indeterminate gender, surfing annoyingly along the breaking waves of pop and consumer culture-from dot-com to New Age, from hip-hop to a yurt in Afghanistan-always on top and armed with a put-down."-New York Times "The 'friend' who somehow manages to turn every compliment into an incredibly subtle insult, thus making you wonder whether you are truly the most neurotic person in all of Manhattan-or if your friend is just, well, evil."-New York Post

The Almost Wife

Author: Jade Beer
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786813912
Size: 75.84 MB
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Baby Proof

Author: Emily Giffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429904636
Size: 65.52 MB
Format: PDF
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Baby Proof Emily Griffin A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love? Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a mother--which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All's well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all. This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it's about the things we will--and won't--do for love.