The Education Of Dixie Dupree

Author: Donna Everhart
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496705513
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In 1969, Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. Sometimes the lies are for her mama, Evie’s sake—to explain away a bruise brought on by her quick-as-lightning temper. And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie, who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County, Alabama, and return to her beloved New Hampshire. But for Dixie and her brother, Alabama is home, a place of pine-scented breezes and hot, languid afternoons.

Though Dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures, even her vivid imagination couldn’t concoct the events about to unfold. Dixie records everything in her diary—her parents’ fights, her father’s drinking and his unexplained departure, and the arrival of Uncle Ray. Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again.

Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees’ Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina’s Bone, Donna Everhart’s remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves.

Inheriting Edith A Novel

Author: Zoe Fishman
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062378740
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A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.

For years, Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance. A house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: The deceased’s eighty-two-year old mother Edith.

Edith has Alzheimer’s—or so the doctors tell her—but she remembers exactly how her daughter Liza could light up a room, or bring dark clouds in her wake. And now Liza’s gone, by her own hand, and Edith has been left—like a chaise or strand of pearls—to a poorly dressed young woman with a toddler in tow.

Maggie and Edith are both certain this arrangement will be an utter disaster. But as summer days wane, a tenuous bond forms, and Edith, who feels the urgency of her diagnosis, shares a secret that she’s held close for five decades, launching Maggie on a mission that might just lead them each to what they are looking for.


Faithful A Novel

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1476799229
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.

What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.

Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.

The Magdalen Girls

Author: V.S. Alexander
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496706129
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Dublin, 1962. Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city’s Magdalen Laundries. Once places of refuge, the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses. Some inmates are “fallen” women—unwed mothers, prostitutes, or petty criminals. Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty, too independent, or tempting the wrong man. Among them is sixteen-year-old Teagan Tiernan, sent by her family when her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest.

Teagan soon befriends Nora Craven, a new arrival who thought nothing could be worse than living in a squalid tenement flat. Stripped of their freedom and dignity, the girls are given new names and denied contact with the outside world. The Mother Superior, Sister Anne, who has secrets of her own, inflicts cruel, dehumanizing punishments—but always in the name of love. Finally, Nora and Teagan find an ally in the reclusive Lea, who helps them endure—and plot an escape. But as they will discover, the outside world has dangers too, especially for young women with soiled reputations.

Told with candor, compassion, and vivid historical detail, The Magdalen Girls is a masterfully written novel of life within the era’s notorious institutions—and an inspiring story of friendship, hope, and unyielding courage.

The Wiregrass A Novel

Author: Pam Webber
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631529439
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Reminiscent of the stories and styles of Harper Lee, Sue Monk Kidd, and Jan Karon, Pam Webber’s The Wiregrass ​is ​an extraordinary tale about a magical time in an ordinary place full of lovable and unlovable characters. Infused with laughter, tears, love, loss, and hope, the story follows fourteen-year-old cousins Nettie, J.D. Eric, and Sam as they navigate the summer of their discontent, struggle with the physical and emotional turbulence of puberty and disappearing childhood, feel the excitement of first love, and run for their lives ​after they uncover an evil secret hidden in the shadows of the small town they love. Their story promises to stay with you a lifetime.

The Road To Bittersweet

Author: Donna Everhart
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496709497
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Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom.
 
For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci—a mute, musically gifted savant—is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, those qualities save her life. But though her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens Wallis Ann’s eyes to a world beyond the creek that’s borne their name for generations.
 
Carrying what’s left of their possessions, the Stampers begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann’s blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity, and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton’s attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could—divide the family for good—Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways . . .

Two Children Is Okay An Informative Book

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher:
ISBN: B073TGGK9D
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14 Reasons Why It's Okay to Have More Than One Child

The birthrate in Spain is 1.32 births per couple. It means that the majority of couples have only one child, with some of 2 and three children (or more) who are the ones that raise the average a little above the "1 child per couple". The reasons are diverse, and the economy and insecurity in the jobs have a lot to do. Surely many couples would like to have more than one and cannot, but if you are of those who think and have not just decided to help you today.

How? For giving you the different reasons why you would have to have two or three children (or more, if someone is encouraged and has room at home), which surely are not all that there is, but the most important at least for me, I have three children. Keep reading, because here are the 14 reasons why you should have more than one child.

How Is How Rich People Save Money

Author: Trie Xandro
Publisher:
ISBN: B07282B1TQ
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Here is how rich people save money



It's easy to envy rich people to get all the money; After all, we do not want all that money?
The fact is that rich people do not always have that kind of money. Many of them started out like you and I, but through the upper capacity save money have managed to build a lot of wealth, which we are thrown these envious glances.

Mistakes When Bedding Children A Book That You The Mistakes Parent Usually Do When Bedding Their Children

Author: Thor Phopr
Publisher:
ISBN: B07198SSFG
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Having children fall asleep and stay asleep is one of the most difficult tasks for parents. Even the dads of the best sleepers occasionally face some battles at bedtime. In fact, up to a third of children seem to have some kind of difficulty sleeping well.

Our child sleep experts have identified six common mistakes that parents make about their child's nighttime rest. The good thing is that these errors can be corrected with relative ease. Both experts and veteran parents confirm that just making some simple changes to the routine and environment of children can prevent and correct a large part of sleep problems.

Once you reach your goal (that is, when your child falls asleep at the right time and stays asleep through the night) not only will you have a happier and more rested child, but also a happier and more rested family!

The Education Of Dixie Dupree

Author: Donna Everhart
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496705521
Size: 19.64 MB
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Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees’ Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina’s Bone, Donna Everhart’s remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass ...

The Education Of Dixie Dupree

Author: Donna Everhart
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781496705518
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I read this book through from start to finish in one sitting, simply unable and unwilling to put it down. Here's to another beautiful novel from Donna Everhart.

The Education Of Dixie Dupree

Author: Donna Everhart
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
ISBN: 9781683241959
Size: 18.54 MB
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"In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass ...

The Road To Bittersweet

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Publisher:
ISBN: 9781496709493
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Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to ...

The Last Suppers

Author: Mandy Mikulencak
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496710053
Size: 64.55 MB
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With captivating characters, a unique premise, and set in sultry Louisiana, this story is as rich and enticing as the last suppers prepared, one you will want to linger over until the very last page.” —Donna Everhart, author of The ...

All We Had

Author: Annie Weatherwax
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476755248
Size: 50.72 MB
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All We Had is an enjoyable read that takes an important look at economic insecurity” (Providence Journal).

The Magdalen Girls

Author: V.S. Alexander
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496706137
Size: 37.76 MB
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Told with candor, compassion, and vivid historical detail, The Magdalen Girls is a masterfully written novel of life within the era’s notorious institutions—and an inspiring story of friendship, hope, and unyielding courage.

Parlor Games

Author: Maryka Biaggio
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385536232
Size: 78.42 MB
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Based on a true story, comes a sweeping historical novel about a beautiful con artist whose turn-of-the-century escapades take her around the world as she's doggedly pursued by a Pinkerton Agency detective The novel opens in 1917 with our ...

Inheriting Edith

Author: Zoe Fishman
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062378759
Size: 33.41 MB
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A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. Courtney Sullivan and Elin Hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.

The Wiregrass

Author: Pam Webber
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631529447
Size: 76.99 MB
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Nettie has spent every summer of her life in the Southern Wiregrass town of Crystal Springs, Alabama.