Kiko Himura yearns to escape the toxic relationship with her mother by getting into her dream art school, but when things do not work out as she hoped Kiko jumps at the opportunity to tour art schools with her childhood friend, learning life-changing truths about herself and her past along the way.
In this brilliant new novel--her first for adults since Summer Sisters--Judy Blume takes us back to the 1950s and introduces us to the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she herself grew up. Here she imagines and weaves together a vivid portrait of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed during one winter. At the center of an extraordinary cast of characters are fifteen-year-old Miri Ammerman and her spirited single mother, Rusty. Their warm and resonant stories are set against the backdrop of a real-life tragedy that struck the town when a series of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving the community reeling. Gripping, authentic, and unforgettable, In the Unlikely Event has all the hallmarks of this renowned author's deft narrative magic.
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Rose has always played by the rules; now it's time to break them. "He was reckless. He was exciting. He was Theo. And he was a breath of fresh air in my otherwise extremely dull life." Rose Valentine has found out the hard way that life's easier when you stick to the rules and stay out of other people's business. But her classmate Theo Lockhart is too intriguing to ignore. He's handsome, sure - and he makes her laugh. He's also aloof, moody and impossible to connect with. He's a mystery; one that Rose secretly dreams of solving. Then, when Theo disappears from town, Rose is certain he's done a runner. Certain, until he pitches up on her doorstep, desperate to hide out at her house. He's on the run - but why, and who from? And why on earth did he choose her? If she lets him in, Rose will be going against everything she holds true. It's reckless, risky - and definitely not in the rulebook. But something about Theo makes Rose long to break the rules. His troubled presence, beset by unspoken fears, turns her world upside down. Yet neither of them can escape the real world beyond the safety of Rose's bedroom. After a week like none other, how can life ever go back to normal?
"John Johnson, a graduate of Lincoln High School and the son of an escaped slave and Civil War veteran, served as his community's photographer from around 1910-1925. This book is drawn from the largest known collection of Johnson's glass-plate negatives, over 250 images in the possession of Douglas Keister." Introduction, p.8.
When four women formed The Writer's Coffee Shop, they didn't know the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy was destined for worldwide success. After selling the publishing rights, one of the partners hid $40,000,000 in royalties. Jennifer Pedroza and Mike Farris filed a lawsuit to claim her share of the partnership's profits. This is their story.
Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona's flat and disappears. Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life, Fiona's mundane existence is blown apart by the revelation that, before she disappeared, Rona had been working as a prostitute. Driven to discover the truth, Fiona embarks on an obsessive quest to investigate the sex industry. As she is drawn into a complex world, Fiona makes shocking discoveries that challenge everything she believed, and will ultimately change her life forever. Bittersweet, sensual and rich, Fishnet takes a clear-eyed, meticulously researched, controversial look at the sex industry and the lives of sex workers, questioning our perception of contemporary femininity.
This book reaches deep into the past of the city of Los Angeles and carries through to the dramatic events that have recently received global attention - the Rodney King beating and the uprising in South Central L.A. Tracing the evolution of an extraordinary biracial coalition in Los Angeles behind African-American Mayor Tom Bradley, Raphael Sonenshein shows how "crossover" politics and racial violence coexist in the paradoxical world of urban America. In this first book-length examination of the politics of the second largest (and possibly the most) diverse city in the United States, Sonenshein reveals the surprising durability of the political linkage between Blacks and white liberals, par...
A new swoon-worthy, high-stakes romance from the author of the internationally bestselling Did I Mention I Love You? trilogy Recovering from a family tragedy, MacKenzie Rivers has seen firsthand the impact death can have. So when her crush, Jaden, unexpectedly loses his parents, MacKenzie decides to step back. Then MacKenzie and Jaden come face-to-face for the first time in months. MacKenzie has missed Jaden more than anything - but can she dare to fall for the one person she's afraid of growing close to?