Score: 4.5
From 345 Ratings

One for the Murphys


  • Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • File Size: 2274709 Bytes


From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Fish in a Tree!  Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future. "Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at onc...

Score: 4.5
From 108 Ratings

Murphy's Law


  • Author: Sandy James
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 482278 Bytes


Determined to redeem his only son, terminally ill millionaire Sterling Remington stipulates his playboy son Seth must work for a horse trainer in order to earn his inheritance.Raised on hard work and dedicated to her harness racing stable, Katie Murphy agrees to take Seth on, even though instilling a work ethic in him seems impossible.Kept at arm’s length by the strict terms of Sterling’s will, Seth and Katie struggle with their growing attraction until a devastating racing accident makes him question how much he is willing to risk for her love.**Contains adult language and love scenesHOLT Medallion Winner ~ Best Long Contemporary RomanceLories Published Winner ~ Best Mainstream RomanceHeart of Excellence Readers' Choice Finalist...

One for the Murphys
Score: 4.5
From 30 Ratings

One for the Murphys


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101572122


One for the Murphys Book Description :

From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Fish in a Tree! Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutter-perfect household. Despite her resistance, the Murphys eventually show her what it feels like to belong--until her mother wants her back and Carley has to decide where and how to live. She's not really a Murphy, but the gifts they've given her have opened up a new future. "Hunt's writing is fearless and One For The Murphys is a story that is at once compassionate, thought-p...

One for the Murphys
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

One for the Murphys


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780142426524


One for the Murphys Book Description :

An award-winning first novel follows the experiences of foster kid Carley, who uses humor and street smarts to cope with her unpredictable life until the loving, bustling Murphy family offers her more stability and a greater sense of belonging than she ever thought possible....

One for the Murphys
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

One for the Murphys


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399256158


One for the Murphys Book Description :

"After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love"--...

Shouting at the Rain
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Shouting at the Rain


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698196940


Shouting at the Rain Book Description :

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have. Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry ver...

Fish in a Tree
Score: 4
From 58 Ratings

Fish in a Tree


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101601327


Fish in a Tree Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller! The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in. “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally l...

Everybody Was So Young
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Everybody Was So Young


  • Author : Amanda Vaill
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544268944


Everybody Was So Young Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller: “A marvelously readable biography” of the couple and their relationships with Picasso, Fitzgerald, and other icons of the era (The New York Times Book Review). Wealthy Americans with homes in Paris and on the French Riviera, Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the very center of expatriate cultural and social life during the modernist ferment of the 1920s. Gerald Murphy—witty, urbane, and elusive—was a giver of magical parties and an acclaimed painter. Sara Murphy, an enigmatic beauty who wore her pearls to the beach, enthralled and inspired Pablo Picasso (he painted her both clothed and nude), Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The models for Nicole and Dick Diver in Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, the Murph...

The Murphy s Story

The Murphy s Story


  • Author : Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil
  • Publisher : Irish Amer Book Company
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0953143104


The Murphy s Story Book Description :

This is a history of an Irish brewery, as well as a family sage and a social and cultural account spanning two centuries. The Murphy family, who founded Lady's Well Brewery, was one of Ireland's original merchant prince families, and made its fortune in the importing, tanning, distilling and brewing industries....

The Earth  My Butt  and Other Big Round Things
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things


  • Author : Carolyn Mackler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681198002


The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things Book Description :

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book * An ALA Best Book for Young Adults * A YALSA Teens' Top Ten Book * An NYPL Book for the Teen Age Carolyn Mackler's Printz Honor book--starring the unforgettably funny, body-conscious Virginia Shreves--returns in this 15th anniversary edition featuring text updates and never-before-seen material from the author. Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a plus-sized black sheep in her family, especially next to her perfect big brother Byron. Not to mention her best friend has moved, leaving Virginia to navigate an awkward relationship with a boy alone. He might like her now . . . but she has her doubts about how he'll react if he ever looks under all her layers of clothes. In order to survive, Virginia decides to follow a ...

Lynda Mullaly Hunt Collection

Lynda Mullaly Hunt Collection


  • Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0593325885


Lynda Mullaly Hunt Collection Book Description :

These three unforgettable stand-alone novels from New York Times bestselling author Lynda Mullaly Hunt celebrate unconditional friendship, unconventional families, everyday heroes, and looking beyond the labels, with a healthy dose of humor, heart, and hope. In One for the Murphys, Carley's life is upended when she becomes a foster child--and is placed in the Murphys' cookie-cutter-perfect household. In Fish in a Tree, Ally acts out because she is afraid she isn't smart enough--until she discovers that there's a lot more to her than a label, and that great minds don't always think alike. In Shouting at the Rain, Delsie is having a summer of discovery--finding out who her true friends are and where she really belongs. Lynda Mullaly Hunt's incredible n...

Short
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Short


  • Author : Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407178943


Short Book Description :

Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer she'll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. This is the summer she gets cast as a munchkin in a production of The Wizard of Oz. She hasn't ever thought of herself as a performer, but as Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive - an adult with dwarfism who doesn't let her size define her - and with a deeply artistic neighbour named Mrs. Chang, she finds that she may not be as tall as everyone else, but she more than deserves to hold her head high....