A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden

By Fiona Foden

A humorous, touching tale approximately existence adjustments, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her entire lifestyles. She reveals it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to live to tell the tale dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...

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Closest Companion: The Unknown Story of the Intimate

Publish yr note: First released in 1995
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For the 1st time in paperback, the hugely acclaimed, remarkably intimate, and unusually revealing mystery diary of the lady who spent extra inner most time with FDR than the other individual in the course of his years within the White condominium. immediately a love tale and a massive contribution to heritage, it deals dramatic new insights into FDR—both the fellow and the president.

Bestselling writer: Geoffrey C. Ward is an award-winning biographer of FDR and the bestselling coauthor of many books with Ken Burns, together with The Civil conflict and Baseball.

• generally acclaimed: a desirable, very own view of the fellow and his existence (USA TODAY).
• A extraordinary portrait (The Washington Post).
• a brand new reflect on Roosevelt & engrossing (The big apple evaluate of Books).
• Intimate portrait of a president: FDR depended on Margaret & Daisy & Suckley thoroughly; she used to be allowed to picture him in his wheelchair, was once aware about wartime secrets and techniques, and documented his failing well-being in nice aspect.
• significant contribution to heritage: Daisy's diary deals detailed insights into FDR''s dating with Winston Churchill and different wartime leaders, his choice to run for an unheard of fourth time period, and his hopes for the postwar international.

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Coal Creek by Alex Miller

By Alex Miller

The recent novel from Australia's hugely acclaimed literary treasure is a very robust exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the genuine nature of friendship and the great thing about lasting love.

'Me and Ben were buddies given that we was once boys and if it come to it I knew i'd need to be on his side.'

Bobby Blue is stuck among loyalty to his merely pal, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the recent Constable at Mount Hay. 'Ben used to be no longer a massive guy yet he was once powerful and fast as a snake. He had his personal breed of pony that was once similar to him, stocky and trustworthy on their feet.' Bobby is familiar with the folks and the methods of Mount Hay; Collins reports the rustic as an archaeologist may possibly, bringing his coastal values to the hinterland. Bobby says, 'I don't imagine Daniel may have understood Ben in one million years.' more and more bewildered and goaded to motion by way of his spouse, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to house Ben. Bobby's love for Collins' wilful younger daughter Irie is uncovered, resulting in tragic effects for them all.

Miller's beautiful depictions of the rustic of the Queensland highlands shape the historical past of this easily informed yet deeply major novel of friendship, love, loyalty and the tragic results of bewilderment and distrust. Coal Creek is a perfectly fulfilling novel with a enjoyable answer. It contains all of the knowledge and emotional intensity we've got come to anticipate from Miller's richly evocative novels.

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See

By Lisa See

In nineteenth-century China, in a distant Hunan county, a woman named Lily, on the gentle age of 7, is paired with a laotong, an “old same,” in an emotional fit that might final a life-time. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself through sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s written a poem in nu shu, a distinct language that chinese language ladies created so as to speak in mystery, clear of the impact of fellows. because the years move, Lily and Snow Flower ship messages at the fan and compose tales on handkerchiefs, attaining out of isolation to proportion their hopes, goals, and accomplishments. jointly they suffer the ache of footbinding and replicate upon their prepared marriages, their loneliness, and the fun and tragedies of motherhood. the 2 locate solace of their friendship, constructing a bond that retains their spirits alive. but if a false impression arises, their courting abruptly threatens to rip apart.

Snow Flower and the key Fan is an enthralling trip again to an period of chinese language background that's as deeply relocating because it is sorrowful. Now in a deluxe paperback variation entire with an increased Random condominium Reader’s Circle consultant and an specific dialog among Lisa See and her mom, fellow author Carolyn See, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel is, because the Seattle occasions says, “a fantastically drawn portrait of woman friendship and power.”

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Friendship and Benefaction in James (Emory Studies in Early by Alicia J. Batten

By Alicia J. Batten

Now on hand from SBL Press

Employing social description, social medical types, and rhetorical research, Alicia J. Batten argues that the letter of James is conversant with the subject of friendship inside Greek and Roman literature, in addition to inside of a variety of texts of early Christianity. She illustrates how James drew upon many of the language and ideas relating to friendship with an fascinating density to recommend resistance to wealth, avoidance of wealthy consumers, and reliance upon God.

Features:

  • Use of friendship, benefaction, and patronage as lenses wherein James and comparable texts should be viewed
  • A robust case for a way the letter appels to the language and ideas of friendship in regards to God's relationships with humans
  • Exploration of the connection among the publication of James and the lessons of Jesus

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

By Justine Larbalestier

The notoriously bloody background of a mob-run Sydney, Australia local is fertile floor for this ancient mystery with a magical twist: girls' skill to work out the various ghosts haunting Razorhurst.

Sydney's lethal Razorhurst local, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, ruthless mob bosses, have reached a delicate peace--one maintained by means of "razor men." Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) being able to see Razorhurst's many ghosts. They inform her secrets and techniques the dwelling can't learn about the cracks already forming within the mobs' truce.

Then Kelpie meets Dymphna Campbell, a mythical good looks and prized moll of Gloriana Nelson. She's earned the nickname "Angel of Death" simply because none of her beaus has ever survived figuring out her. Unbeknownst to Kelpie, Dymphna can see ghosts, too, and he or she is aware that Gloriana's carry is crumbling one henchman at a time. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens the 2 women at each flip, Dymphna is set not just to outlive, yet to upward push to the pinnacle with Kelpie at her aspect.

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People movie tie-in : A by Toby Young

By Toby Young

With a massive movie of ways to Lose buddies and Alienate humans approximately to be published (starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, and Jeff Bridges), there hasn't ever been a greater time to delight in this laugh-out-loud memoir from everyone’s favourite “professional failurist.” In his dishy attack on New York’s A-list, find out how to Lose associates and Alienate humans, Toby younger lands a role at self-importance Fair-and proceeds to paintings his method down Manhattan’s meals chain.

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The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy

By Pat Murphy

It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is certain that she will be depressing whilst her relatives strikes. Then she meets a most unique woman. Sarah prefers to be known as ?Fox,? and lives together with her writer dad in a rundown condominium in the midst of the woods. the 2 women commence writing their very own tales jointly, and whilst one wins first position in a pupil contest, they locate themselves recruited for a summer season writing type taught through the both strange Verla Volante. The Wild women brilliantly explores friendship, the facility of tale, and the way coming of age skill discovering your personal solutions.

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