My Life Next Door

Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575220

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

What I Thought Was True

Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101593911

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 448

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to My Life Next Door is a magnetic, push-me-pull-me summer romance for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her idyllic Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past--or the island--Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true--about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself--with what really is. Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.

The Boy Most Likely To

Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this novel is for readers of The Spectacular Now, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Paper Towns.

Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157907

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 697

The romantic companion to My Life Next Door—great for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the liquor cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters. For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. Told in Tim’s and Alice’s distinctive, disarming, entirely compelling voices, this novel is for readers of The Spectacular Now, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Paper Towns.

Lola and the Boy Next Door

... Perkins The Disenchantments Nina LaCour Geek Charming Robin Palmer If I Stay Gayle Forman Isla and the Happily Ever After Stephanie Perkins Just Listen Sarah Dessen Just One Day Gayle Forman My Life Next Door Huntley Fitzpatrick The ...

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101529482

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 435

Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the negihborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

My Life in Middlemarch

(Eliot could have used that—she was plagued by toothache throughout her life.) Next door was a down-at-heel hotel and a pungent Indian restaurant celebrating the last days of the Raj. The establishments Eliot knew had been replaced by ...

Author: Rebecca Mead

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307984788

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 520

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch, regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage and family, Mead read and reread Middlemarch. The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not. In this wise and revealing work of biography, reporting, and memoir, Rebecca Mead leads us into the life that the book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that deftly mirrors that of the novel, My Life in Middlemarch takes the themes of Eliot's masterpiece--the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, the foundations of morality, and the drama of aspiration and failure--and brings them into our world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography and an exploration of the way aspects of Mead's life uncannily echo that of Eliot herself, My Life in Middlemarch is for every ardent lover of literature who cares about why we read books, and how they read us.

Read On Romance Reading Lists for Every Taste

My Life Next Door. 2012. Dial Books. ISBN 9780803736993. 304pp. Some people read before bed or watch TV, maybe drink a cup of tea. Not Samantha. She watches the family next door. Their loud, crazy, huge family is a complete turnaround ...

Author: C. L. Quillen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 734

With thousands of romance novels published each year, librarians—especially those unfamiliar with or indifferent to the genre—can benefit from this well-organized, reference that offers scores of appeals-based read-alike lists for some of the most popular, contemporary romance fiction. • Describes more than 400 titles grouped according to popular appeal features • Provides access to titles through user-friendly terminology rather than the typically formal language of the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) • Identifies titles suited for book clubs, award-winning books, and titles that appeal to teen readers

If Only

And there were no messages breathing life to my barren wasteland of a Facebook profile either, aside from the ... sounded like she was having the night of her life next door with a female caller (some girl called Fiona – that's as much ...

Author: Melanie Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473691788

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 412

Erin wants a fresh start. With her thirtieth birthday coming up, she's taken a long hard look at her life (the job she hates, the wedding she just cancelled) and concluded that it's basically a mess. If only she knew where to begin. A trip to her hometown in Ireland to visit her beloved grandmother is a welcome escape from her disappointments. But, there, Erin also finds an unexpected solution to her problems, in the form of a magical family heirloom. No more of the 'what ifs' she's been tormenting herself with -- now all she needs to do is whisper two little words and she'll be able to see for herself what might have been, had she chosen a different path. But as Erin gets caught up in one 'if only' after another, changing her life proves more complicated than expected. And she starts to realise that, by chasing dreams and searching for an easy fix, she might be missing out on what's right in front of her...

Guardians of the Crystals

It was hard at first, because the bubbling life next door was still noisy, and my mind kept urging me to return to the ranks of runners, otherwise, I would miss MY life! I gave up many things that seemed necessary and that had to run ...

Author: Kristine M. Anderson

Publisher: Erik Istrup Publishing

ISBN: 8794110026

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 336

Silence is the foundation of everything… Have you ever listened to the Silence? Try it and you will hear a voice that is never silent. The voice of your heart. It tells you how special, strong, and unique you are because it brings with it the power given to every person on Earth to make his life a miracle of light and joy. Listen to the voice of your heart and look at the world around you through your heart. That is what Amanda and Stephan did in the first book of this series, going through hardship and exciting adventures to find the strength inside themselves to fulfill their dreams. Live this story with them, take what your heart wants from it, find your inner strength, and fulfill your dreams. Your true dreams. Yourself. Novels are visual, sensual, and transformative - with strong characters, their life paths, experiences, and insights. These stories can be read in the facet of readers’ choice - either as an adventure or through deep feelings and take what falls into readers’ hearts.

The Notebooks of Malte Laudris Brigge

As if I hadn't known that all our insights are entered up later, settling our account, no more than that. ... I wrote, I had my life and the life next door was a totally different life, one with which I had nothing in common: the life ...

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Self-Help


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'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge' was Rainer Maria Rilke's only novel, and is said to have greatly influenced such other writers as Jean-Paul Sartre. It was written whilst Rilke lived in Paris, and was published in 1910. The novel is semi-autobiographical, and is written in an expressionistic style. The work was inspired by Sigbjørn Obstfelder's work 'A Priest's Diary' and Jens Peter Jacobsen's second novel 'Niels Lyhne' of 1880, which traces the fate of an atheist in a merciless world. The book was first issued in English under the title Journal of My Other Self.

I Am the Captain of My Soul

But, as would be my policy in life, I applied myself with a vengeance and could make that baseball curve and drop. ... Next door to Mrs Brady lived the Gillespies, a lovely Catholic couple and their three children, two girls much older ...

Author: Edward Greger

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 150491550X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 738

The proceeds of this book will be given to hungry children in Haiti, Jamaica, and Honduras. Although I write an autobiography, the leitmotif of the work is love and hate—agape love, purified love, the love that emanates from the Godhead, not the meretricious and salacious emotion of the secular masses. I show how Satan can surreptitiously gain entrance to the unsuspecting soul. The Satan of whom I speak is not a myth, a comedic figure dressed in red, carrying a huge fork, seeking someone to devour. No, he is an actuality. He is as real as your good angel. His purpose is to control your will, to limit your freedom, and to lead you to perdition. I show you the secret of happiness—deep, joyous happiness anchored in Jesus Christ and leading you to eternal salvation. I point out to you how to live according to biblical injunctions in order to achieve a personal relationship with Jesus.

Innovation Sutra

The Secret of Good Business and a Good Life Rekha Shetty ... A melting pot of cultures where Ethiopian injera can be topped off with a tiramisu from the Italian restaurant next door. ... I wandered around my beautiful, empty flat.

Author: Rekha Shetty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351186962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 327

What can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the Buddha? Dharam is a young, immensely successful investment banker in Manhattan. He thinks he rules the world, till one day the world comes crashing down around him. Accompanied by the enterprising Kunal (who sells fake Indian antiques to Americans) and the uncorrupted Supriya, Dharam undertakes a journey along the Buddhist pilgrim trail—from Lumbini, Kapilavastu and Bodh Gaya to Sarnath, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Kaushambi and Kushinagar. As he absorbs the timeless Buddhist teachings, he finds a new purpose to life, and develops the idea for an ethical yet profitable business—The Buddhist Footprint. Bestselling innovation guru Rekha Shetty’s new book reveals how true entrepreneurial energy can arise from a better understanding of life. Innovation Sutra is a book that will make a tangible difference to anyone who is willing to think out of the box and learn from India’s ancient secrets of work–life balance.

Travis Pass Trilogy Megabook

“I had some rough years, but after I came to Nebraska, my life was wonderful. ... Now, so many years afterward, she parked her life next door, nestling next to the sanctuary that he had built around himself, his chance with her long ...

Author: Annette Snyder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1603135863

Category: Fiction

Page: 566

View: 793

THREE COMPLETE NOVELS, ONE MEGABOOK SERIES LOW PRICE! The first three books in the Historic Romance Travis Pass Series, from author Annette Snyder, including: SALLY MURPHY: Leaving her beloved, adopted home to begin life anew, Sally Murphy-George searches for refuge from depression, rejection, and her husband's murderer. A proficient bakery owner and mother of two, Sally vows to find stability in her life, protect her family, and shield her heart at all costs. Self-exiled, Nate Horner finds peace in his new life as Sheriff of Barnhill, defending those who overlook his shadowed past and accept him as the reliable, honest man he's become. Promising never to allow another woman to hurt his soul, Nate resigns himself to a life of celibacy, until he reunites with someone from his hometown, the Widow George. As a man, he struggles with his desires for her. As a professional, he must protect her. Circumstance pushes Sally and Nate's paths together and they must decide to risk their hearts and their security to take another chance at love.LIBERTY ROAD: Ida Keller's life is a series of turbulent events. Ever since she remembered, she's been running. She runs from heartbreak and fear. She runs from a troubled past. She runs from mistakes and broken promises until wandering into the quiet town of Barnhill and finding tranquility under the direction of Christopher Trapp. Christopher Trapp, saloon and brothel owner, isn't one to mix business with pleasure. He protects his girls at all costs, even the at the cost of his heart. Resolved to a solitary life, he never deviates, or even wants to, until he crosses paths with the enchanting Ida. When a vile criminal from Ida's life arrives and threatens her safety, Chris fights his internal desire for her, yet fights to protect her with every desire he possesses. Together, they decide if love can conquer the evils of their pasts and allow comfort in each other's arms.TRAVIS PASS: Two families, the Eversbys, granted every convenience, and the Kubats, determination their only asset, adventure westward toward freedom. Two families embrace the same goal, the Oklahoma Free Land Race, and fall under hostile circumstances. Travis Pass, sole heir to the Eversby fortune, returns to Boston when his fraternal grandfather reclaims him. Travis never forgets the Kubats devotion, or the love he holds for their daughter. Can his heart permit Aggie to marry another? After Grandfather steals Travis away, Aggie's hope of love is crushed. With the support of her parents, she vows to move on. Certainly, people hold more than one extraordinary love in a lifetime. Can two parents forsake their dream for the sake of a baby? Can two families set aside their differences for the sake of a child?Can two people from different worlds break the barriers of culture and distance for the sake of love? Genre: Romance/ Historical Fiction Don't miss the final three novels in the series, TRAVIS PASS TRILOOGY MEGABOOK VOLUME 2.

Life Story of A Mediocre Next Door

Particularly, I was impressed by the teachings of my school principal, which helped me grow into a balanced personality. People whose association contributed to shaping my personality also find a place in the book.

Author: Deshpriya Mukherjee

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781638326014


Page: 100

View: 640

Memories can be broadly classified into three categories-Happy, Unpleasant and Indifferent. Human response to routine activities is common in nature and very predictable. These easily pass into oblivion. Good and bad memories get scripted in our mind in indelible ink. Of these two, we love to discard the unhappy ones and dwell with the pleasant memories. My memory is a combination of both. Recounting them accurately and in perfect chronological order is a rather difficult task. The nature of events constituting one's life history may be similar, but not identical. At the fag end of life, when I look down memory lane, I have a faint ray of hope that my story might not be simple boredom and may be able to evoke some interest at least. My childhood memory spins around my grandmother who had a dual personality. Other characters who impressed me were other members of the joint family. As regards school and college life, I tried to highlight the need for adopting a value system. Particularly, I was impressed by the teachings of my school principal, which helped me grow into a balanced personality. People whose association contributed to shaping my personality also find a place in the book.

Summer Love

Gayle Forman Lola and the Boy Next Door. . . . . Stephanie Perkins My Life Next Door............. Huntley Fitzpatrick So Much Closer.................... Susane Colasanti The Summer My Life Began..... Shannon Greenland That Summer.

Author: Jill Santopolo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069813740X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 796

For fans of The Bachelorette, a personalized summer romance with 13 possible endings, from the critically acclaimed author of The Light We Lost. Summer is all about relaxing and having fun. But it’s even better when you find the right guy to share it with. In this original romance, you get to choose how to find your happy ending, which can result in a kiss from one of eleven swoon-worthy guys. At the end of each chapter, you decide how to continue your journey to find love, and the endings are based entirely on the choices you make while reading. Every selection counts and the possibilities are endless. Not ready for romance? No problem! There are different endings to satisfy every reader, so you're guaranteed one fabulous beachside summer!

Heteronormativity in a Rural School Community

Once my lesbian and teacher identities collided (or rather were smashed together by Mr Freeman), I found myself reneging on my 'bargain' with the headteacher: Evidence of my sexuality and of my miserable life next door to Mr Freeman ...

Author: Catherine Thompson-Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463009353

Category: Education

Page: 12

View: 615

This book presents an exploration of heteronormative discursive practices in the English countryside. A lesbian teacher describes her experiences in the rural school community in which she lived and worked. She prospered at the village school for almost ten years by censoring her sexuality and carefully managing the intersection between her private and professional identities. However, when a critical incident led to the exposure of her sexuality at school, she learned the extent to which the rural school community privileged and protected the heteronormative discourse. An autoethnographic method of inquiry provides intimate insight which is supported by external data, including email and text message correspondence. As the critical incident eventually became a police matter, police records and evidence from the UK Crown Prosecution Service were sought for use in the research. However, the collection of these data proved problematic, providing an unexpected development in the research and offering additional insight into the nature of rural life. This research offers a vivid insider perspective on the experiences of a lesbian teacher in a rural school community. It examines the incompatibility of private and professional identities, investigates the moral panic that surrounds teacher sexuality in schools and considers the impact of homophobic and heteronormative discursive practices on health, wellbeing and identity. Crucially, this research offers compelling insight into the steps that those in positions of power will take to protect and perpetuate the heteronormative discourse of rural life.

The Puzzle of the Silver Persian

It was all written up in The Times—the only occasion in my life when I got into the papers ... burial on the shore—but the real joke was discovering that Aunt had slept all her life next door to a walledup skeleton in a secret room.

Author: Stuart Palmer

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049981836

Category: Fiction


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Crossing the Atlantic, Miss Withers encounters a murder that only a cat can solve Schoolteacher and occasional sleuth Hildegarde Withers has not had good luck with vacations. On her last trip, she found herself enmeshed in the investigation of a dead man on a small plane. Now, on a three-day steamer voyage to London, she’s about to encounter death again. A gruesome joke leads to a young woman going missing from the ship’s aft rail. Is she somewhere onboard, or has she fallen into the sea? In either case, turning about will do nothing for her, so the ship steams on. Soon the passengers descend into a nightmare, as body after body appears. Putting an end to the chaos falls to Miss Withers, who must depend on the testimony of a particularly mischievous silver Persian cat. The teacher and the feline will make it to London safe and sound—so long as their curiosity doesn’t get the best of them. The Puzzle of the Silver Persian is part of the Hildegarde Withers Mysteries series, which also includes The Penguin Pool Murder and Murder on the Blackboard.

From There to Here

I am learning English in all areas of my life. Next door lives a family with a young grandson, Nicky. I am asked if I'd like to babysit for them, which really means taking Nicky for walks in his huge pram. He is just starting to talk ...


Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 328

We asked people from any background to send us their true personal accounts of immigration to Britain. The response was significant, and the range of entries overwhelming. Six judges - including Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty and the novelist Kate Mosse - selected the best, most illuminating and most powerful entries to be published in this book. The result is the widest-reaching contemporary survey of the immigrant experience published in many years. In these pages you'll discover sixteen very different voices, each one presenting a very different point of view. In taking us around the world, each account shows a new side to the most complicated journey of all, Finding a place to call home. 'The country's ethnic and religious make-up is already making a vivid mark on our literature. I am proud and delighted to be its patron' David Lammy MP

The Buddha Next Door

Even though I continued to live in my van for the next year, my life was soon bursting with confidence for the future. Day by day, the positive results from my Buddhist practice kept my spirits alive. My architectural photogra- phy ...

Author: Zan Gaudioso

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 0977924513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 184

Through personal experiences, this anthology illuminates how the practice of Nichiren Buddhism has changed people’s lives for the better. These first-person narratives—representing people from all across the country of various ages and ethnic backgrounds—examine the challenges of daily life associated with health, relationships, career, and aging, and the ensuing experiences of hope, success, inspiration, and personal enlightenment that come about as a result of living as Nichiren Buddhists.