Chubby Charming

Author: Mary E. Thompson
Publisher: Blueyed Press
ISBN: 9781944090081
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A charming man could be the icing on one chubby woman's cupcake. Mandy likes her life. She's happy. She has great friends, a good job, a happy life. She has it all, even if it comes with a few extra pounds. But Mandy doesn't mind. She knows who she is and she likes cupcakes too much to worry about the weight. But a stroke of luck, and a phone call to her customer service job, brings Xander Carlson into her life. He's everything she's not. Attractive, built, and sexy as all hell. And for some reason he wants to meet Mandy. In person. In real life. Mandy isn't sure what to make of Xander's insistence that he wants her, but she drops her guard and lets him in. Juggling her new relationship, a possible promotion, and the coworker from hell, Mandy knows it can't all end up happily ever after. Especially if Xander ends up being the man she feared he was - someone who judges her by her weight.

Beautiful Ruins

Author: Jess Walter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241963001
Format: PDF, ePub
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The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio. The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before. Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach. 'Magic...A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart' New York Times 'A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor' Booklist 'Hilarious and compelling' Esquire

Fat Fine

Author: Mary E. Thompson
Publisher: Blueyed Press
ISBN: 9781944090128
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In the mirror she's fat. In his eyes she's fine. After her ex insults her and breaks up with her, Sam is determined to show him exactly what he missed out on. Sam's hurt, but Sam's no push over. She's equally mad, too. And determined to make him eat his words. Questioning if any man will ever look at her like she's beautiful, Sam joins a local gym. She's led around by Brady, the gym's owner, and is more than a little intimidated by him. His intensity scares her, but something about him intrigues her more than she cares to admit. When Brady defends Sam and tells her she's beautiful, she struggles to accept his words. As Sam works to figure out who she is, and what she really wants to do with her career and life, Brady's strong and silent presence builds her confidence. Until Brady dismisses her, making her think he's just as bad as her ex. And that she'll never find someone who truly cares for her.

On Meadowview Street

Author: Henry Cole
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060564814
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Caroline lives on Meadowview Street. But where's the meadow? Where's the view? There's nothing growing in her front yard except grass. Then she spots a flower and a butterfly and a bird and Caroline realizes that with her help, maybe Meadowview Street can have a meadow after all.

Blueberry Girl

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060838086
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This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . . A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself. Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth. Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them. Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl.

Mortal Love

Author: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730835
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Swirling between eras and continents, Mortal Love is an intense novel of unforgettable characters caught in a whirlwind of art, love, and intrigue. Mercurial Larkin Meade may hold the key to lost artistic masterpieces, and to secrets too devastating to imagine. Is there an undying moment? An immortal muse? Is there ... an angel of death? Cover illustration by Lindsay Carr.

Everything Here Is Beautiful

Author: Mira T. Lee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735221987
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‟A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters.”—Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again—but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans—but what does it take to break them? Told in alternating points of view, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, the story of a young woman’s quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But it’s also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone—and when loyalty to one’s self must prevail over all.

The Authentics

Author: Melanie Acevedo
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0804189250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Here is a deep exploration into the substance of style through evocative photography and stimulating interviews that seek to unravel the tenets of taste and talent. The featured homeowners, all true originals, help define our culture. With an artful mix of color and black-and-white photography that includes portraits, interiors, gardens, and still-life shots of flowers, food, and more, The Authenticsexamines the lives and work of these visionaries in an inspiring tribute to confidence, originality, and the power of finding one's own voice.

John Derian Picture Book

Author: John Derian
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656471
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John Derian s home goods empire reaches far and wide in addition to the four John Derian stores he owns in New York and Massachussetts, his products are sold by more than 600 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, ABC, and Gump s in the United States; Conran and Liberty in the UK; and Astier de Villatte in Paris. It all started with his now-iconic collectible plates decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books, a process that credited him with elevating the decoupage technique into fine art. Over the past 25 years, the brand has expanded greatly to include home and general design gifts and products. Now, for the first time ever, comes the book John Derian fans have been waiting for. Culled from the thousands of images that have appeared in his biannual collections, here is an astoundingly beautiful assortment of more than 400 full-bleed images in their original form. From intensely colored flowers and birds to curious portraits, hand-drawn letters, and breathtaking landscapes, the best of John Derian is here. The result is an oversized object of desire, a work of art in and of itself, that brilliantly walks the line between commerce and art, and that is destined to become "the "gift book of the season."

Song of My Soul Silver Hills Trilogy Book 2

Author: Ginny Aiken
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585587656
Format: PDF
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Adrian Gamble gets more than he bargained for when he moves to Hartville, a booming mining town in the Colorado highlands. He was hoping for a life of quiet anonymity, but as the new owner of the town's silver mine, he instead finds himself under the voracious scrutiny of everyone in town the moment he arrives. Even Phoebe Williams who runs the mining company's general store tries to keep her distance. Despite her initial misgivings, the recently widowed Phoebe finds herself increasingly attracted to her employer. As Adrian's past comes to light, Phoebe is faced with a choice regarding this man she has come to love and admire. And Adrian must decide whether to stay on the run from his past or confront it so he can finally face the future.