I Found You

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501154605
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Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear: not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.

And Then I Found You

Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 125003678X
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Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She's made them before. Now it's time to do it again. Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she's getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she's filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how? When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it's time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won't fully love until she confronts those from her past. It's time to act. Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found? And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase "inspired by a true story." By travelling back to a painful time in her own family's history, author Patti Callahan Henry explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act.

Before I Met You

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476702950
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“Lisa Jewell leaves the chick-lit tag firmly behind with Before I Met You, a poignant story about a young woman uncovering her grandmother’s bohemian life in 1920s London—and finding her own place in the world in the process.”—Good Housekeeping (UK) “Jewell’s moving novel immerses readers in the lives of these unique characters through the universal themes of family and a search for belonging...a compelling and entertaining novel.” —Publishers Weekly Jazz Age London, a passionate and forbidden interracial romance, and the unbreakable bond between a bright young woman and her eccentric grandmother come together brilliantly in this gem of a novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, Twenties Girl, and The Chaperone. After her grandmother Arlette’s death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs—all the usual preoccupations of a woman her age—in order to care for Arlette in their dilapidated, albeit charming home on the English island of Guernsey. Her will included a beneficiary unknown to Betty and her family, a woman named Clara Pickle who presumably could be found at a London address. Now, having landed on a rather shabby street corner in ’90s Soho, Betty is determined to find the mysterious Clara. She’s ready for whatever life has to throw her way. Or so she thinks . . . In 1920s bohemian London, Arlette De La Mare is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she is soon drawn into the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People. But two years after her arrival in London, tragedy strikes and she flees back to her childhood home and remains there for the rest of her life. As Betty navigates the ups and downs of city life and begins working as a nanny for a rock star tabloid magnet, her search for Clara leads her to a man—a stranger to Betty, but someone who meant the world to her grandmother. Will the secrets of Arlette’s past help Betty find her own way to happiness in the present? A rich detective story and a captivating look at London then and now, Before I Met You is an unforgettable novel about two very different women, separated by seventy years, but united by big hearts and even bigger dreams.

The Day I Found You

Author: Pedro Chagas Freitas
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786072041
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An unforgettable book from Portugal' bestselling author that promises to change how we write and read about love The restaurant is crowded and noisy. The man sits by the window, watching the grey sky, bored, as he is every Monday morning. Suddenly he turns and she's there, standing in front of him. Years have passed since he last saw her, since the day he left, without an explanation, without a reason. Only now does he realize he never stopped loving her, even for a second. When she tries to run away from him, too shocked by the sudden onslaught of emotions, he stops her. And as they embrace, surrounded by passersby, they promise to hold on, to make mistakes again. To love each other. Deeply and forever. With his intimate, almost whispered style, Pedro Chagas Freitas takes the reader on a journey to discover the truth about love; the kind of love that touches, envelops and thrills you, that conceals and reveals, that wounds and heals, that seizes you and sets you free.

Until I Find You

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144811196X
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'According to his mother, Jack Burns was an actor before he was an actor, but Jack's most vivid memories of childhood were those moments when he felt compelled to hold his mother's hand. He wasn't acting then.' Jack Burns' mother, Alice, is a tattoo artist in search of the boy's father, a virtuoso organist named William who has fled America to Europe. To fund her journey, she plies her trade in the seaports of the Baltic coast. But her four-year-old son's errant father can't be found, and soon even Jack's memories of that perplexing time are called into question. It is only when he becomes a Hollywood actor in later life that what he has experienced in the past comes into telling play in his present......

When I Found You A Novel By Catherine Ryan Hyde Conversation Starters

Author: dailyBooks
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When I Found You: by Catherine Ryan Hyde | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: A baby, barely two days old, almost dying and wrapped in a sweater, was found by Nathan McCann in the woods one morning with the aid of his dog. Nathan rushed the fragile child into a nearby hospital, and luckily, the baby survived. Nathan desired to adopt him, but the custody was given to the child’s grandmother. Nathan tried to talk to the grandmother about adopting the baby, but she refused, though she did name the child after him and agreed to a promise that one day she would tell the baby what happened to him and finally introduce him to Nathan. Will the child be ready to face the truth? With over 24 novels published, Catherine Ryan Hyde has won many awards and honors and earned bestseller status in both in the United States and the United Kingdom. First released in 2011, When I Found You has also been released as part of the Amazon Encore program in 2013, in which the title has sold another 200,000 copies and garnered a majority of positive reviews online. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of When I Found You. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Friend Request

Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146684082X
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Heartbreaking, inspiring, and totally true—this e-original short non-fiction story sets the stage for New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry's novel And Then I Found You. Patti Callahan is one of three sisters, a member of a close-knit Irish American family. Yet as happy and boisterous as they appear to be, the Callahans have long harbored a heartache. Some twenty years ago, Patti's younger sister, Barbi, placed her infant daughter for adoption. The whole family respected Barbi's decision and admired her fortitude. Still, they couldn't help but wonder: What ever became of the beautiful baby who had been placed with a chosen, but anonymous family? On April 20th, 2010, Facebook gave them the answer they'd been looking for. It was a life-changing moment—one that inspired Patti to write this unforgettable true story. Advance praise for Patti Callahan Henry's And Then I Found You: "[It] will surprise you, provoke you, and rearrange your heart." —Jacquelyn Mitchard "Henry at her best, brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom." —Joshilyn Jackson "The most soulful book Patti Callahan has ever written."—Dorothea Benton Frank "Explores the labyrinth of a woman's heart—mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover. Moving and beautifully written."—Mary Alice Monroe

Have You Seen My Umm Memory

Author: Miller Caldwell
Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd
ISBN: 9780755201464
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Everyone has had the frustrating experience of putting something down and then forgetting where.Although there are many factors that contribute to the ability to remember; it is also a simple fact that some people are better at remembering than others.Outside influences like stress, hormone problems, or even the side -effects of medications can make people absentminded and forgetful.But what if your memory is simply getting progressively worse? Are you frequently embarrassed at not being able to remember someone's name? Have you ever driven away from a petrol station and genuinely forgotten to pay? Are these episodes of memory loss driving you to despair?If so, then this book by Miller Caldwell is not only going to amuse and entertain you, but it will provide you with many serious tips and selfhelp exercises that will help you train your brain all over again!Mr Caldwell begins by explaining his own diagnosed condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the frustration he felt at having to retire early because of shortterm memory loss.He explains in simple terms how the human brain processes our thoughts and then stores them in preparation for recall.He explains how in most people, sharp thinking and reasoning skills are unaffected by shortterm memory decline and suggests that, if an older person learns information in the right way, he or she is just as likely to remember it as a younger counterpart.Each helpful tip and suggested exercise comes with an anecdote from Caldwell's many varied and fascinating life experiences, including how he almost married the wrong woman!Presented in a delightful and straightforward format, this book will be an invaluable companion to those of us who are just a little bit forgetful or, equally, to those in the early stages of dementia.Oh, and just in case you forget, the charming cover illustration of an elephant with a knot in its trunk will remind you to pick up a copy of your own.

Where Have You Gone Billy Mayfair

Author: T. Gerald Delaney
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 144018772X
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Where Have You Gone, Billy Mayfair? is a story of adventure and self-discovery set in the time of the Civil War and vigilante violence. Sixteenyear-old Billy Mayfair, kicked out of his home in Illinois by his father, sets out to find a fortune in gold in a remote mining camp in what would become the Montana Territory. While in St. Louis, he loses his money and virginity, gets in a fight and lands in jail. But he manages to save enough working in a Union hospital caring for Civil War casualties to book passage on a steamer headed 2,000 miles north to Fort Benton. Panning for gold and living in the wild hard-drinking town of Bannack, he becomes a friend of the sheriff , who will become known in the official record as the most notorious outlaw in Montana history. There, Billy witnesses the deadliest outbreak of vigilante violence in U.S. history: twenty-one men are hanged in less thana month's time. What makes this story unique is that it gives voice to the victims as well as the victors of this actual event.

I Must Have You

Author: JoAnna Novak
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510719423
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The year is 1999, and thirteen-year-old Elliot is a self-appointed “diet coach” who teaches her classmates how to survive on one stick of gum a day to get heroin-chic, Kate Moss thin. Elliot is obsessed with her best friend and former “client” Lisa, who is fresh out of inpatient treatment and dating a nineteen-year-old drug dealer. Meanwhile, Elliot’s mother Anna, a capricious poetry professor, has a drug addiction and eating disorder of her own. When Lisa transfers her fixation from food to sex with her boyfriend, Elliot’s fragile grip on reality begins to falter, at the same that time that Anna’s fascination with the object of her own blind lust, the student who relinquishes his cocaine to her during office hours begins to consume her. I Must Have You is the story of what happens one three-day weekend in an explosion of desire, hunger, and lost innocence. JoAnna Novak’s kaleidoscope of 1990s America, filled with vibrant imagery from riot grrl graffiti to Michael Jordan posters, offers a vision of the complexities of womanhood and the culture that keeps the modern girl sick. I Must Have You is a provocative debut of rare honesty from a daring new voice. Similar to the works of Miranda July, Novak’s novel will appeal to a new generation of readers who hunger for raw female protagonists.