a birthday lunch

Book Title: A Birthday Lunch
Author: Martin Walker
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2019-03-19
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781984897640
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When not solving mysteries in his beloved little town of St. Denis, Bruno, the chief of police, likes to cook and share his meals with local guests and dear friends. For his friend Florence’s birthday, Bruno is preparing a surprise. But, like much else in St. Denis, it’s a communal effort, and one that Bruno pulls off with a little help from the countryside and the town. He finds an ancient hand axe in the ground during his morning run with his dog Balzac—it will make a spectacular gift—picks up newspapers for wrapping by the medical center, and gathers fresh nettles from by his chicken coop and thyme from his garden for soup and garnish. It’ll be the perfect day for Bruno and his guests to celebrate their collective history. A Vintage Shorts original. An ebook short.

Book Title: The Birthday Lunch
Author: Joan Clark
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780345809582
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the bestselling author of Latitudes of Melt and An Audience of Chairs: The Birthday Lunch is the story of one pivotal week in the life of a family facing a tragic loss, rich with dramatic tension and beautifully rendered. Free-spirited Lily has always played the peacemaker between her fierce, doting sister, Laverne, and her own loving, garrulous husband, Hal, as they competed for her attention. The competition has only grown worse since the three of them moved into a large house in the town of Sussex, New Brunswick. On Lily’s 58th birthday, a steamy day in late June, Laverne feels she has bested Hal by winning her sister’s company for a gourmet lunch, but it becomes a bitter and short-lived victory when the day’s events take an unexpected and tragic turn. In The Birthday Lunch, Joan Clark explores the different ways each member of Lily's family confronts her shocking death: Hal's open sorrow, her daughter Claudia's reappraisal of her own life, her son Matt's determination to assign blame. And unforgettably, Laverne's eccentricity and isolation, her intensifying conflict with Hal, illuminates the brutal territory of accusation and regret. Compassionate and engrossing with a powerful sense of place, The Birthday Lunch is an extraordinary new novel from one of our most gifted storytellers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title: Silent No More
Author: Rebecca Waites
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2018-11-21
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781982280109
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Author Rebecca Waites grew up in a violent home in the midst of a violent society. Belfast in the 1970s was a rough place, and it changed the way she saw the world forever. Silent No More offers an authentic account of the life of a working-class Belfast woman, following Waites from her earliest beginnings through middle age and on to her years as a grandmother. She shares how and why she survived the turmoil that marred her early life, dealing her abusive father and living through the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Her marriage to a sadistic, manipulative man brought further problems for her and her children, having lasting effects on their relationships. She began writing for her children, now adults, to help them understand what her history had been like from her perspective, and now she hopes her story may help others in similar circumstances who feel helpless and alone. The memoir presents the life story of a woman who lived through a violent and turbulent time in the midst of an abusive upbringing and yet found peace and triumph in her own way.

Book Title: Pieces of Me Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award
Author: Natalie Hart
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
Release Date: 2018-10-04
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781787198029
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award. Emma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other. But when Adam comes home, he brings the conflict back with him. Emma had considered the possibility that her husband might not come home from war. She had not considered that he might return a stranger.

Book Title: The Dollar Lunch
Author: Marion Gage Levy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2003-10-28
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781462810970
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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“The Dollar Lunch” is an eloquent description of the elderly and their struggle to have a life, as told through the eyes of a middle-aged woman, who works at a Senior Center. Through her detailed description, of her interaction with these people and others, with little money, she gives us access to the universal battle of survival. This is a compelling story of existence, of struggles won and lost, by those survivors who have not yet given up.

Book Title: Devan
Author: D.J. Hoffman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781477176863
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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I think everyone at times wishes they could be a child again and just play games like hide and seek. Not having to worry about what is going on with the world and what tomorrow will bring. I doubt what we were thinking about as children is the same as a boy named Devan. This story is about an incredible boy that is trying to understand the world around him and the changes within his world. Sometimes change can be good, but then again change can be a bad thing. -D. J. Hoffman

Book Title: Bunco Babes Tell All
Author: Maria Geraci
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2009-05-05
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1101050551
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A hot, sassy, Southern romance about girlfriends, gossip, the game of love- and the game of Bunco. Woman cannot live by Bunco alone . Meet the Bunco Babes of Whispering Bay. Every Thursday night they roll dice, drink frozen margaritas, and catch up on all the gossip in their small north Florida town. Kitty Burke is the only Bunco Babe who is still single-which is okay-but she's thirty-five and may need to face the fact that her image of Mr. Right is all wrong. Take Steve. Very sexy-but on paper, with three failed marriages and a shady career, maybe not great husband material. And yes, his ring tone is "Freebird." Fellow Babes Shea and Pilar definitely vote thumbs down. But maybe there's more to Steve than meets the eye. Is it time for Kitty to roll the dice and hope that she can be as lucky in love as she is in Bunco?

Book Title: Lamplight
Author: Kankana Basu
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781447272601
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The year is 1934. The picturesque town of Monghyr, in Bihar, lies devastated after a massive earthquake. The mansion of the Chattopadhyays - an old aristocratic family - continues to stand upright though a wall is cracking right down the middle. The members of the big joint family find their lives suddenly touched by the eerie and the inexplicable. The ancient house has always had its share of creaks and quirks, but now strange incidents suddenly start occurring. The eight short stories in Lamplight walk a fine line between the ordinary and the paranormal. Family bonds form the backdrop to the stories, and old-world values and the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era lend them a unique charm. The paranormal connection of the Chattopadhyay family spans across generations. A range of characters touched with an odd enchantment greet you. The ghosts that flit through the stories - be it the gluttonous, desperate-to-be-married Tigmanshu or Chitra pishi who is out to wreak havoc or the generous Nimaida who acts as a guardian angel - are never boring or predictable! While the stories are sure to send a chill down your spine, the characters with their kindness and warmth, will not fail to touch your heart. The year is 1934. The picturesque town of Monghyr, in Bihar, lies devastated after a massive earthquake. The mansion of the Chattopadhyays - an old aristocratic family - continues to stand upright though a wall is cracking right down the middle. The members of the big joint family find their lives suddenly touched by the eerie and the inexplicable. The ancient house has always had its share of creaks and quirks, but now strange incidents suddenly start occurring. The eight short stories in Lamplight walk a fine line between the ordinary and the paranormal. Family bonds form the backdrop to the stories, and old-world values and the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era lend them a unique charm. The paranormal connection of the Chattopadhyay family spans across generations. A range of characters touched with an odd enchantment greet you. The ghosts that flit through the stories - be it the gluttonous, desperate-to-be-married Tigmanshu or Chitra pishi who is out to wreak havoc or the The year is 1934. The picturesque town of Monghyr, in Bihar, lies devastated after a massive earthquake. The mansion of the Chattopadhyays - an old aristocratic family - continues to stand upright though a wall is cracking right down the middle. The members of the big joint family find their lives suddenly touched by the eerie and the inexplicable. The ancient house has always had its share of creaks and quirks, but now strange incidents suddenly start occurring. The eight short stories in Lamplight walk a fine line between the ordinary and the paranormal. Family bonds form the backdrop to the stories, and old-world values and the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era lend them a unique charm. The paranormal connection of the Chattopadhyay family spans across generations. A range of characters touched with an odd enchantment greet you. The ghosts that flit through the stories - be it the gluttonous, desperate-to-be-married Tigmanshu or Chitra pishi who is out to wreak havoc or the generous Nimaida who acts as a guardian angel - are never boring or predictable! While the stories are sure to send a chill down your spine, the characters with their kindness and warmth, will not fail to touch your heart.generous Nimaida who acts as a guardian angel - are never boring or predictable! While the stories are sure to send a chill down your spine, the characters with their kindness and warmth, will not fail to touch your heart.

Book Title: Live Life Right Here Right Now
Author: Carole Lewis
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Release Date: 2012-07-02
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780830763658
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Many people spend a majority of their time living either in the past or in the future. Those who live in the past are often filled with regret, replaying again and again decisions that might have led to a better today. Those who live in the future often forget that it’s the decisions they make today that will shape tomorrow. In this inspirational title, Carole Lewis challenges readers to treasure today and make it the very best day of their lives! Live Life Right Here, Right Now shows readers how to become the person they’ve always wanted to be by living into the joys and trials that today brings along. Carole’s message is simple: We cannot change the past, but making today count will have a profound effect on our future.

Book Title: Monster Lunch
Author: Pat Skene
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781554696741
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In Monster Lunch we dine with Frankenstein, attend a burgoo and a birthday party, meet a grumpy garden dude and slurp hot zoop. Each poem is followed by an interview with the main character or fascinating facts about food. This collection of yummy, yucky, messy and hot rhyming stories is bursting with rhythmical fun.