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In this honest, hilarious, fiercely intelligent memoir, journalist Susan Shapiro dares to do what every woman dreams of: track down the five men who'd broken her heart and find out what really went wrong. Between the ages of thirteen and thirty-five, Susan had plunged into love, heart-first, five times. One bad breakup was more hurtful and humiliating than the next. With insight and daring, Su... read more
A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his familyAt age eleven, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him. Pero - Kenan's beloved karate coach - showed up at his ... read more
"[One] of the most engrossing books this season."--O at Home"Altogether so superior it's hard to believe that it's a debut."--Booklist"This novel is a delight. It grabs you from the opening paragraph . . . and holds you with its cathartic exploration of home and family."--The OregonianEllen Flanagan has two precious girls to raise, a cozy neighborhood coffee shop to run, terrific friends, and ... read more
A memoir of mothers and daughters, hoarding, and healing. Judy Batalion grew up in a house filled with endless piles of junk and layers of crumbs and dust; suffocated by tuna fish cans, old papers and magazines, swivel chairs, tea bags, clocks, cameras, printers, VHS tapes, ballpoint pens…obsessively gathered and stored by her hoarder mother. The first chance she had, she escaped the clutter t... read more
In a striking debut novel, a single father and his son discover what lies beneath the gilded façade of a tony Upper East Side private school: an epidemic of over-medicated children.Every afternoon Sean Benning picks up his son, Toby, on the marble steps that lead into the prestigious Bradley School. Everything at Bradley is accelerated—3rd graders read at the 6th grade level, they have labs an... read more
Is smoking, alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, the Internet, or sex holding you back from living a full life?We're all addicted to something--but when the crutch gets in the way of living a happy and productive life, it must stop. Over the last twenty-five years, renowned addiction therapist Dr. Fred Woolverton has used his dynamic, empathetic approach to help thousands of addicts achieve long-te... read more
DYING IN DUBAI is a memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of a Rodeo Drive-on-Mars desert city. It tells of the sudden death of Roselee Blooston's beloved husband, Jerry, and how her fifteen day journey through a profoundly disorienting environment, and the inner journey over the next thirteen months through the equally foreign terrain of grief, force her to fa... read more
Best friends since childhood, the sexual tension between April and Oliver has always been palpable. Years after being completely inseparable, they become strangers, but the wildly different paths of their lives cross once again with the sudden death of April's brother. Oliver, the responsible, newly engaged law student finds himself drawn more than ever to the reckless, mystifying April - and ... read more
“Proust had a cookie. Susan Shapiro has a cupcake—and a really hilarious book.”—Patricia Marx, author of Him, Her, Him Again, the End of Him In Susan Shapiro’s laugh-out-loud funny fictional debut Speed Shrinking, Manhattan self-help author Julia Goodman thinks she’s got her addictive personality under control. Then her beloved psychoanalyst moves away at the same time her husband takes off to... read more
The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova.Today, “Casanova” is a synonym for “great lover,” yet the real story of this remarkable figure is little known. Giacomo Casanova was raised by his maternal grandmother, an illiterate peasant.... read more
In the critically acclaimed Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Manhattan journalist Susan Shapiro revisited five self-destructive romances. In her hilarious, illuminating new memoir, Lighting Up, she rejects five self-destructive substances. This difficult quest for clean living starts with Shapiro’s shocking revelation that, at forty, her lengthiest, most emotionally satisfying relationship has bee... read more
A portrait of a life-changing summer at childhood's end, Angels in the Morning, a tale told with an elegance and grace reminiscent of a Monet landscape, in turn both warms the heart and breaks it. Through the eyes of eleven-year-old Gabriel, almost, one is transported through the countryside not too far from Paris. In many ways a young woman and in other ways still a child, Gabriel has read Mi... read more
When her boss and close friend, Dawn Prescott, is murdered in an apparent crime of passion, Emma Price investigates personal suspicions and risks her life to uncover a web of corruption and duplicity that takes her from Nassau County to Hollywood. By the author of Stealing for a Living. 20,000 first printing.
After being betrayed by her husband, former investigator for the Capital Defender's Office and mother-to-be Emma Price is forced to go back to work and must discover the reasons behind a teenage girl's murderous rampage with the help of a streetwise detective.
Single motherhood hit Emma Price like a sledgehammer -- a double whammy to go along with the considerable pressures of her job as an investigator with the Capital Defenders Office. Having to raise a toddler and a troubled teen and dig up mitigating evidence to possibly save an accused murderer from death row is already a considerable load. Add to that an eyebrow-raising affair with a New York ... read more
All the Ways the World can End by Abby Sher is at times heart wrenching while at others hilarious. Lenny (short for Eleanor) feels like the world is about to end. Her best friend is moving to San Francisco and her dad is dying. To cope with her stress Lenny is making a list of all the ways the world can end―designer pathogens, blood moon prophecies, alien invasion―and stockpiling supplies in a... read more
Helen has just turned eleven. It is summer and she is in Bella Terra, an island off Italy where her family spend an idyllic few months each year. This time, though, everything is different. Her parents' marriage is simmering with tension. Lea, her 13-year-old sister, is becoming increasingly rebellious. Mr Peters, their artist neighbor, and the Ashtons, glamorous friends of Helen's mother, add... read more
New York Times BestsellerDiscover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugav... read more
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