The Guardian
Score: 4.5
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The Guardian


  • Author: Nicholas Sparks
  • Release Date : 2003-04-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 2398990 Bytes


After her husband's death, a young widow with a faithful Great Dane must decide between two men -- but as new love blossoms, jealousy turns deadly in this suspenseful New York Times bestseller.Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her ...

The Guardian
Score: 4.5
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The Guardian


  • Author: Katie Klein
  • Release Date : 2011-07-22
  • Genre: Horror, Monsters & Ghosts
  • File Size: 217901 Bytes


Seventeen-year-old Genesis Green is living anything but a charmed life. As far back as she can remember, she and her mother have been bouncing from town to town, struggling to survive on Ramen noodles and minimum wage. Late one evening, Genesis and her boyfriend are in a car accident. Carter’s SUV rolls, and Genesis finds herself injured, lying on the pavement. Just before she slips into the darkness an unfamiliar voice calls out to her, promising everything will be fine. His name is Seth, and he’s the Guardian assigned to protect her. When Genesis begins having bizarre visions, the Guardians believe she could be useful to them. To Seth, this means stepping into the middle of an epic battle between angels and demons. Even with supernatural pro...

The Corrections
Score: 1
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The Corrections


  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443432580


The Corrections Book Description :

Enid, long-time matriarch of the Lambert family, sets her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home. Published to universal acclaim, Jonathan Franzen’s novel about a post-modern family breaking down in late twentieth-century America is a comic, tragic masterpiece. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, and deeply human, The Corrections was a #1 bestseller across North America and the winner of the National Book Award....

Just Ignore Him
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Just Ignore Him


  • Author : Alan Davies
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408713297


Just Ignore Him Book Description :

'A simply astonishing achievement. The quality, depth, emotional power and terrifying honesty of Alan Davies's story-telling take the breath away' Stephen Fry 'This hugely affecting book is brave, insightful and, at times, funny about things it is hard to be funny about' Jo Brand The story of a life built on sand. In the rain. In this compelling memoir, comedian and actor Alan Davies recalls his boyhood with vivid insight and devastating humour. Shifting between his 1970s upbringing and his life today, Davies moves poignantly from innocence to experience to the clarity of hindsight, always with a keen sense of the absurd. From sibling dynamics, to his voiceless, misunderstood progression through school, sexuality and humiliating 'accidents', Davies i...

Inside the Critics    Circle

Inside the Critics Circle


  • Author : Phillipa K. Chong
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691167466


Inside the Critics Circle Book Description :

An inside look at the politics of book reviewing, from the assignment and writing of reviews to why critics think we should listen to what they have to say Taking readers behind the scenes in the world of fiction reviewing, Inside the Critics’ Circle explores the ways that critics evaluate books despite the inherent subjectivity involved, and the uncertainties of reviewing when seemingly anyone can be a reviewer. Drawing on interviews with critics from such venues as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post, Phillipa Chong delves into the complexities of the review-writing process, including the considerations, values, and cultural and personal anxieties that shape what critics do. Chong explores how critics are paired with review...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Reasons to be Cheerful


  • Author : Nina Stibbe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241974995


Reasons to be Cheerful Book Description :

'Funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish' Marian Keyes 'I read all of Reasons To Be Cheerful in one glorious gulp' Caitlin Moran ____________________________________ Teenager Lizzie Vogel has a new job as a dental assistant. This is not as glamorous as it sounds. At least it means mostly getting away from her alcoholic, nymphomaniacal, novel-writing mother. But, if Lizzie thinks being independent means sex with her boyfriend (he prefers bird-watching), strict boundaries (her boss keeps using herloo) or self-respect (surely only actual athletes get fungal foot infections?) she's still got a lot more growing up to do. ______________________________________ LONGLISTED FOR THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PR...

Life of a Klansman

Life of a Klansman


  • Author : Edward Ball
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374720261


Life of a Klansman Book Description :

Named a best book of the summer by Literary Hub The life and times of a militant white supremacist, written by one of his offspring, National Book Award–winner Edward Ball Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail. Sifting through family lore about “our Klansman” as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne h...

The Ratline

The Ratline


  • Author : Philippe Sands
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1474608124


The Ratline Book Description :

As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended in May 1945, he was indicted for 'mass murder'. Hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the Poles and the British, as well as groups of Jews, Wächter went on the run. He spent three years hiding in the Austrian Alps, assisted by his wife Charlotte, before making his way to Rome where he was helped by a Vatican bishop. He remained there for three months. While preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline' he died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after spending a weekend with an 'old comrade'. In The Rat...

The Guardian

The Guardian


  • Author : Alexander Chalmers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1822
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000778917


The Guardian Book Description :

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The Guardian

The Guardian


  • Author : John Calhoun Stephens
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0813133203


The Guardian Book Description :

In 1713, soon after publication of the Spectator had come to an end, its place on breakfast tables of Queen Anne's London was taken by the Guardian. Richard Steele, continuing in the new paper the blend of learning, wit, and moral instruction that had proved so attractive in the Tatler and Spectator, was the editor and principal writer; in the 175 numbers of the Guardian he included 53 essays by Joseph Addison, as well as contributions by Alexander Pope, George Berkeley, and several others, some of whom doubtless transmitted their papers through the famous lion's head letterbox that Addison had erected in Button's coffeehouse. "These papers," as John C. Stephens writes in the introduction to his edition of the Guardian, "helped to form and to shape t...

A History of the Bible
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A History of the Bible


  • Author : John Barton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698191587


A History of the Bible Book Description :

A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christia...