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Meet Me At 10

Author : Vicky Jones
ISBN : 1979584621
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"Captivating from the first page, a bittersweet story about love crossing boundaries."*It's 1958 and Shona Jackson, a twenty-something tomboy, is on the run from the neighborhood in Louisiana where her dark secret has been exposed. Arriving in Alabama, Shona convinces the kind Jeffrey Ellis, wealthy co-owner of Ellis and Bruce Machinery, to give her a job and heads to the site with hopes of becoming invisible while she saves up the money to continue her journey to safety. There, she strikes up a bond with Cuban, who is on a similar path to her, but is racially abused on a daily basis by the workforce and by Jeffrey Ellis's brutal business partner, Larry Bruce. Shona also meets Elbie, the elderly tool room supervisor, who has been covertly keeping a diary of all the horrific acts that have been carried out over the last five years by Bruce and his associates.As Elbie helps Shona and Cuban settle into their jobs, they are introduced to Chloe Bruce, Larry's daughter, resulting in their complex worlds becoming inextricably linked, with devastating consequences for all those involved.Will Elbie's diary end up in the wrong hands? Will Cuban achieve his dream of making it to New York? Will Shona's past finally catch up with her?A compelling and heart-breaking story of secrets too dangerous to confess to, at a time of cruel, unforgiving and relentless intolerance to difference."A heart-wrenching and gripping read."*"A moving yet disturbing story...you won't put this book down!"**All quotes taken from Amazon reviews

Boundaries

Author : Elizabeth Nunez
ISBN : 9781617750724
Genre : Fiction
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"Boundaries is told in spare and transcendent prose. [...] As always, Nunez delivers a unique and riveting perspective on Caribbean life as well as immigrant life in general." --The New York Amsterdam News "Many moments of elegant, overarching insight bind the personal to the collective past." --New York Times Book Review "If I wore a hat, I'd tip it to novelist Elizabeth Nunez . . . with Boundaries, her eighth work, the storyteller is in fine form . . . [it] is timely and provocative -- and it's written with such vivid prose that, despite the bittersweet ending, you'll step away from this refreshing take on contemporary publishing with a smile." --Essence "In Nunez's latest, the author further explores immigrant life, a life where a hard-working woman can progress up the corporate ladder, buy an apartment in a soon-to-be trendy neighborhood, and still be plagued by outsider’s angst . . . A thoughtful literary novel exploring the shadows of cultural identity and the mirage of assimilation." --Kirkus Reviews "A quiet, sensitive portrait. . . This work covers a lot of ground, from mother-daughter and male-female relationships to the tensions between immigrants and the American born." --Library Journal "Nunez deftly dissects the immigrant experience in light of cultural traditions that impact family roles, professional obligations, and romantic opportunities." --Booklist "Elizabeth Nunez is one of the finest and most necessary voices in contemporary American and Caribbean fiction." --Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin In an age of reality TV, a husband and wife cling to Victorian notions of privacy, though doing so threatens the life of the wife. Their daughter Anna yearns for her mother's unguarded affection, and eventually learns there is value in restraint. But Anna, a Caribbean American immigrant, finds that lesson harder to accept when, eager to assimilate in her new country, she discovers that a gap yawns between her and American-born citizens. THE HEAD OF A SPECIALIZED IMPRINT at a major publishing house, Anna is soon challenged for her position by an ambitious upstart who accuses her of not really understanding American culture, particularly African American culture. Her job at stake, Anna turns for advice to her boyfriend Paul, a Caribbean American himself, who attempts to convince her that immigrants must accept limitations on their freedom in America. TOLD IN SPARE AND TRANSCENDENT PROSE, Boundaries is a riveting immigrant story, a fascinating look into the world of contemporary book publishing, a beautiful extension of the exploration of family dynamics that began in Nunez's previous novel Anna In-Between, and a heart-warming love story.

Never Let Me Go

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 0307371336
Genre : Fiction
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

Crosses

Author : Shelley Stoehr
ISBN : 9780595269525
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Unhappy at home, Nancy and her friend Katie adopt punk lifestyles and find relief in cutting themselves, until Nancy is forced to confront her problems.

Out Of Bounds

Author : Lauren Blakely
ISBN : 9781681196336
Genre : Fiction
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The first rule of football--don't screw with a streak. My career is finally looking up, and I'm leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I've ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough. But it's not. And now I can't get her out of my mind. Even when I'm playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I'm on the hottest streak of my life. And it turns out, she's not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team. *** I only have one goal this season--do my part as the team's lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There's no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he's the quarterback. Right?

Sakaei

Author : Victoria Ljubisic-Tremblay
ISBN : 152149083X
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''Two assassins made a dangerous discovery after pursuing and cornering their target: a strange laboratory, pulsating with the remnants of a sick experiment. In it lied their target - dead - and an unidentified woman with a name shrouded in mystery.Years later, the couple was killed in their home. Their daughter, Tanya, whose sense of worth was taken away along with her parents, spent her teenage years wandering. Revenge called out to her as the years went by; following instructions left by her father, she found Sakaei, an organization of assassins - one which boasted her parents as its once best agents.With another agent, and a handful of tag-alongs, Tanya set out to find who or what killed her parents. Vengeance, however, was but a small part of her journey.'' The first volume of the Sakaei trilogy, and my debut novel. It's about the ghosts of the pasts that can haunt you, and moving forward. Thank you for your support.

The Invisible Wall

Author : Harry Bernstein
ISBN : 034549735X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“There are places that I have never forgotten. A little cobbled street in a smoky mill town in the North of England has haunted me for the greater part of my life. It was inevitable that I should write about it and the people who lived on both sides of its ‘Invisible Wall.’ ” The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill town, was seemingly unremarkable. It was identical to countless other streets in countless other working-class neighborhoods of the early 1900s, except for the “invisible wall” that ran down its center, dividing Jewish families on one side from Christian families on the other. Only a few feet of cobblestones separated Jews from Gentiles, but socially, it they were miles apart. On the eve of World War I, Harry’s family struggles to make ends meet. His father earns little money at the Jewish tailoring shop and brings home even less, preferring to spend his wages drinking and gambling. Harry’s mother, devoted to her children and fiercely resilient, survives on her dreams: new shoes that might secure Harry’s admission to a fancy school; that her daughter might marry the local rabbi; that the entire family might one day be whisked off to the paradise of America. Then Harry’s older sister, Lily, does the unthinkable: She falls in love with Arthur, a Christian boy from across the street. When Harry unwittingly discovers their secret affair, he must choose between the morals he’s been taught all his life, his loyalty to his selfless mother, and what he knows to be true in his own heart. A wonderfully charming memoir written when the author was ninety-three, The Invisible Wall vibrantly brings to life an all-but-forgotten time and place. It is a moving tale of working-class life, and of the boundaries that can be overcome by love. From the Hardcover edition.

Almost French

Author : Sarah Turnbull
ISBN : 1592400825
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Sydney journalist recounts her unexpected move to Paris, during which she fell in love and came to cherish the city's charm, fashion, food, paradoxes, and dinner parties. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Ruby Electric

Author : Theresa Nelson
ISBN : 9780689838521
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Ruby Miller, movie buff and aspiring screen writer, tries to resolve the mysteries surrounding her little brother's stuffed woolly mammoth and their father's five year absence.

Before The Rain

Author : Luisita López Torregrosa
ISBN : 9780547669205
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The true story of a newspaper editor who began a deep love affair with a married reporter, and the couple's idyllic life together in the Philippines during the fall of Ferdinand Marcos and their subsequent breakup upon returning to the mainland. 15,000 first printing.

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