Not Quite Enough

Not Quite Enough Author Catherine Bybee
ISBN-10 1477809597
Release 2013
Pages 303
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After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, Monica volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds-- until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossiblymasculine Trent Fairchild. He's a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario....



Not Quite Mine

Not Quite Mine Author Catherine Bybee
ISBN-10 161109951X
Release 2013
Pages 292
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From New York Times, USA Today, and WSJ bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the second novel in the delicious Not Quite series.Her life is missing the love…When Katelyn “Katie” Morrison attends her brother's wedding, the glamorous hotel heiress wonders if she'll ever find “the one”…especially when she sees her sexy-as-sin ex, Dean Prescott. After the nuptials, she's shocked to discover an infant girl on her doorstep. Deciding to keep the baby until she can locate the mother, Katie doesn't have the time — or energy — for Dean's suspicions. But she still can't shake the longing she feels for him. That only he can giveWhile attending his best friend's wedding, Dean can't stop staring at Katie's sinful curves. He swore he'd never repeat the mistake of falling for her. Learning that Katie has a newborn, Dean knows there's more going on than Katie admits…just as he knows their attraction hasn't faded. But when he and Katie uncover the identity of the baby's mother, they may lose their second chance at love.



Not Quite Forever

Not Quite Forever Author Catherine Bybee
ISBN-10 1477825894
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 306
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The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she's prepared to write him off...until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story. Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he's determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he's ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota's doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?



Not Quite Dating

Not Quite Dating Author Catherine Bybee
ISBN-10 1612187145
Release 2012
Pages 239
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Waitress and single mom Jessica "Jessie" Mann doubts a carefree dreamer like Jack can provide the financial stability she needs. But she doesn't know that he is heir to the Morrison luxury hotel empire--and Jack's daring charade may rob him of the holiday wish he wants most of all.



Not Quite Perfect

Not Quite Perfect Author Catherine Bybee
ISBN-10 1503937291
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 314
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"New York Times" bestselling author Catherine Bybee delivers the fifth heartwarming, flirty novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series. Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation. At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company s planes. But no matter how close they get, they re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it s too late?"



Not Quite a Husband

Not Quite a Husband Author Sherry Thomas
ISBN-10 9781620510278
Release 2012-10-30
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The last person Bryony Asquith expects to visit her on the North-West Frontier of British India is Leo Marsden, the handsomest, most talented man she has ever met--not to mention, her husband before their marriage was quietly annulled three years ago. Leo has loved Bryony since he was a young boy--and she the older, beautiful, coolly self-possessed girl from a neighboring estate. He only became more fascinated by her when, defying her genteel upbringing, she attended medical school and became a surgeon. Their marriage should have been a dream come true, not a silent wreck of distress and estrangement. But now, with her father ailing, they must brave a perilous road through some of the most inhospitable terrains on earth. When a rebellion against the British Empire erupts in their path, they would risk their lives to ensure a safe passage home. But do these reunited lovers dare risk their hearts and fall in love again, when so much has gone wrong before? Beautifully written and deeply moving, this RITA® award winner for Best Historical Romance of 2011 is simply one of the finest romances ever published.



Not Quite Dead Enough

Not Quite Dead Enough Author Rex Stout
ISBN-10 9780307756077
Release 2010-05-26
Pages 208
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Called upon to investigate a sinister "accident" involving national security, Nero Wolfe must set the traps that will catch the pair of wily killers responsible.



Not Quite a Wife

Not Quite a Wife Author Mary Jo Putney
ISBN-10 9781420127195
Release 2014-08-26
Pages 336
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"Putney's endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight." --Sabrina Jeffries "No one writes historical romance better." --Cathy Maxwell Marry in haste, repent at leisure. James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent. . .except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife. Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl--until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest. Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love. . .. "Of all Putney's heroes, the Lost Lords are the most irresistible--bad boys who are so very good." --RT Book Reviews



Not Quite a Genius

Not Quite a Genius Author Nate Dern
ISBN-10 9781501122200
Release 2017-08-08
Pages 336
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"From Funny Or Die senior writer and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre comes a collection of absurdist, hilarious stories and essays on relationships, technology, and contemporary society. A brave archaeologist journeys into a suburban man cave. Leif Eriksson writes Christopher Columbus a long overdue letter. A corporate flack admonishes a room of marijuana sales people to get their revenues up. A young man's penis turns into a lobster. Walt Whitman even teaches a spin class. With humor, originality, and narrative guile, Nate Dern examines man buns, dating apps, Wi-Fi terms and conditions, juicing crazes, vegetarianism, and so much more, all while plumbing his own life and a series of fantastical scenarios for a truth that's both revelatory and beautiful."--Jacket.



Not Quite White

Not Quite White Author Matt Wray
ISBN-10 9780822388593
Release 2006-10-13
Pages 228
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White trash. The phrase conjures up images of dirty rural folk who are poor, ignorant, violent, and incestuous. But where did this stigmatizing phrase come from? And why do these stereotypes persist? Matt Wray answers these and other questions by delving into the long history behind this term of abuse and others like it. Ranging from the early 1700s to the early 1900s, Not Quite White documents the origins and transformations of the multiple meanings projected onto poor rural whites in the United States. Wray draws on a wide variety of primary sources—literary texts, folklore, diaries and journals, medical and scientific articles, social scientific analyses—to construct a dense archive of changing collective representations of poor whites. Of crucial importance are the ideas about poor whites that circulated through early-twentieth-century public health campaigns, such as hookworm eradication and eugenic reforms. In these crusades, impoverished whites, particularly but not exclusively in the American South, were targeted for interventions by sanitarians who viewed them as “filthy, lazy crackers” in need of racial uplift and by eugenicists who viewed them as a “feebleminded menace” to the white race, threats that needed to be confined and involuntarily sterilized. Part historical inquiry and part sociological investigation, Not Quite White demonstrates the power of social categories and boundaries to shape social relationships and institutions, to invent groups where none exist, and to influence policies and legislation that end up harming the very people they aim to help. It illuminates not only the cultural significance and consequences of poor white stereotypes but also how dominant whites exploited and expanded these stereotypes to bolster and defend their own fragile claims to whiteness.



Shame

Shame Author Salman Rushdie
ISBN-10 9781409058823
Release 2011-08-31
Pages 288
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Omar Khayyam Shakil had three mothers who shared everything. They shared the symptoms of pregnancy, they shared the son that they all claim to have borne on the same night. Raised at their six breasts, Omar's mothers teach him to live a life without shame. And it is training that proves very useful when he leaves his mothers’ fortress and makes the fateful mistake of falling in love. For he finds himself an unwitting player in an ongoing duel between the families of two men – one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure – living in a world caught between honour and humiliation, where a moment of shame could prove fatal.



A Not Quite Perfect Family

A Not Quite Perfect Family Author Claire Sandy
ISBN-10 9781509831296
Release 2017-04-06
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Funny, feisty and all-too-true, A Not Quite Perfect Family by Claire Sandy is for anyone who loves their family so much they’d just like a weekend away from them. Fern Carlile has a lot on her plate. It’s a good thing she loves her big, imperfectly perfect family, because she’s the one who washes their pants, de-fleas the dog and runs her own business. A hearty meal is the one thing that brings the Carliles together – but over the course of a year, the various courses also pull them apart. Around the table sits an eight-year-old militant feminist, a pair of teenage accidental parents, and a cantankerous OAP. Fern’s husband needs an extra seat for his spectacular midlife crisis. Will Fern’s marriage be over by the time coffee is served? Perhaps she’ll give in and have the hot new dish that looks so tempting. Decisions, decisions . . .



The Idiot

The Idiot Author Elif Batuman
ISBN-10 9781101622513
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 432
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"An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.” —Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman's fiction is unguarded against both life's affronts and its beauty--and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail.



The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life Author James Rebanks
ISBN-10 9780141979373
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 320
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From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells. These modern dispatches from an ancient landscape tell the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, describing a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped this landscape. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the world changes around them. Many stories are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay. James Rebanks is the Herdwick Shepherd, whose account of shepherding has a strong following on Twitter (@herdyshepherd1). His family has farmed in the same area for more than six hundred years.



Marry Him

Marry Him Author Lori Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781101185209
Release 2010-02-04
Pages 336
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The controversial national bestseller! Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who'd "settled" for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers. This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.



253

253 Author Geoff Ryman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021149039
Release 1998
Pages 364
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A Bakerline tube carriage has 36 seats. An ideally filled tube train with no-one standing would carry 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each has their own personal history, their own thoughts about themselves and their fellow passengers.



The Summer That Melted Everything

The Summer That Melted Everything Author Tiffany McDaniel
ISBN-10 9781466890343
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 320
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Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town. When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.