I Almost Forgot about You

I Almost Forgot about You
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2018
Editor: Broadway Books
Pages: 562
ISBN: 9781524762315
Language: en
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Dr. Georgia Young is feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist, she finds herself on a journey that may or may not include another chance at love.

I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101902585
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life—great friends, family, and successful career—aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile. Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About You shows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan. Praise for I Almost Forgot About You “McMillan paints relationships in joyous primary colors; her novel brims with sexy repartee, caustic humor, and a fluent, assured prose that shines a bright light on her memorable characters. Her very best since Waiting to Exhale.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The novel is immensely companionable, and Georgia is as alive, complex, inquiring, motivated and sexy as any twenty-five-year-old. Maybe more so.”—The New York Times Book Review “Self-discovery, second chances and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels. . . . I Almost Forgot About You checks all the boxes.”—Washington Post “McMillan is funny and frank about men, women and sex. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections . . . are powerful and poetic.”—USA Today “Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. . . . I Almost Forgot About You is a book that is important for readers of every age.”—Ebony

Who Asked You

Who Asked You
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101638132
Language: en
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author…“Remember Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s Who Asked You? either” (Raleigh News & Observer). Betty Jean already has her hands full when her grown daughter leaves her two young sons in her care. In between dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—BJ still manages to hold down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. But who asked her?

Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Berkley
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9780451237576
Language: en
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Best friends Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin are all at a crossroads in their lives and it is time for them to heal past hurts and reclaim their dreams and their joy.

Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0451217454
Language: en
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Four African American women console and support one another in a complex friendship that helps them face the middle of their lives as single women.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101209387
Language: en
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Much-heralded and long awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their four adult kids, each of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and entirely on their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page.

I Almost Forgot About Myself

I Almost Forgot About Myself
Author: Byesheba Entzminger-bullock
Release: 2017-04-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1545357900
Language: en
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In today's world, we constantly deal with numerous problems. Whether it concerns our careers, our families or our finances, life seems to be a never-ending and an overwhelming struggle. Though we may wear smiles on our faces, our mental-health issues still affect us deeply. And in the worst-case scenarios, our mental health can take a toll on the very things and people we hold most dear. In I Almost Forgot About Myself, author Byesheba Entzminger-Bullock draws on her own experiences to help all those who suffer. Despite grueling adversity within her own life, she was able to overcome it and retain her mental stability. By being conscious of her mental health, she was able to deal with her problems and improve herself. I Almost Forgot About Myself is the perfect book for those struggling with mental health issues. By emphasizing self-care and awareness of your own mental health, this book will allow you to flourish as a human being. And while the road we all travel on may be paved with hardships, we still have the power to take control of our own lives and walk towards a brighter tomorrow.

Disappearing Acts

Disappearing Acts
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101657720
Language: en
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He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman-melting smile. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type. Franklin Swift was a sometimes-employed construction worker, and a not-quite-divorced daddy of two. Zora Banks was a teacher, singer, songwriter. They met in a Brooklyn brownstone, and there could be no walking away... In this funny, gritty urban love story, Franklin and Zora join the ranks of fiction's most compelling couples, as they move from Scrabble to sex, from layoffs to the limits of faith and trust. Disappearing Acts is about the mystery of desire and the burdens of the past. It's about respect, what it can and can't survive. And it's about the safe and secret places that only love can find.

It s Not All Downhill From Here

It s Not All Downhill From Here
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781984823762
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life—from Terry McMillan, the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING • “Poignant, funny and full of life, this is a balm for troubled times.”—People Loretha Curry’s life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. True, she’s carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but Loretha is not one of those women who think her best days are behind her—and she’s determined to prove wrong her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong. It’s not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2004-01-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101209127
Language: en
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life—and what she must risk to do it. Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love—and all of love's nasty fallout—anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core—not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean—and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it.

Mama

Mama
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 1987-01-16
Editor: HMH
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780547524047
Language: en
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A “funny [and] touching” novel of an African American woman determined to triumph, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale (Detroit Free Press). Mildred Peacock is fed up with poverty—and with the jealous rampages of her husband, Crook. When Crook runs over her foot with his ’59 Mercury, she finally kicks him out to raise her five kids on her own. Resourceful and sly, sassy and sexy, she’s willing to do just about anything to pay the bills. But she loses job after job, and one man after another, until alcohol and pills are her only comfort. But as long as her children need her, she has no intention of giving up, in this “tough novel about a tough family,” from the author of Disappearing Acts and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (The New Yorker). “Earthy, realistic characters who can walk out of the pages and onto the streets of black America . . . an admirable novel.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A touching tale of one mother’s unwavering strength.” —Detroit Monthly

The Interruption of Everything

The Interruption of Everything
Author: Terry McMillan
Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101209813
Language: en
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan comes a “frank, no-holds-barred, humorous look at African-American midlife” (The Seattle Times). “Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I've been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator. A landscape architect, as well as a gardener. I've been a painter. A furniture restorer. A personal shopper. A veterinarian's assistant and sometimes the veterinarian. I've been an accountant, a banker, and on occasion, a broker. I've been a beautician. A map. A psychic. Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy. The T.V. Guide. A movie reviewer. An angel. God. A nurse and a nursemaid. A psychiatrist and psychologist. Evangelist. For a long time I have felt like I inadvertently got my master's in How to Take Care of Everybody Except Yourself and then a PhD in How to Pretend Like You Don't Mind. But I do mind.” Today forty-four year old Marilyn Grimes has decided to be something other than a wife, a mother, a sister, or a daughter: herself. But first, she has to figure out exactly who that is....

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781416971719
Language: en
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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Other People s Houses

Other People s Houses
Author: Lore Segal
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9781497654976
Language: en
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With a foreword by Cynthia Ozick, this semiautobiographical novel of a Jewish girl forced away from home in the face of Nazi persecution is an extraordinary tale of fortitude and survival On a December night in 1938, a ten-year-old girl named Lore is put on the Kindertransport, a train carrying hundreds of Jewish children out of Austria to safety from Hitler’s increasingly alarming oppression. Temporarily housed at the Dover Court Camp on England’s east coast, Lore will find herself living in other people’s houses for the next seven years: the Orthodox Levines, the Hoopers, the working-class Grimsleys, and the wealthy Miss Douglas and Mrs. Dillon. Charged with the task of asking “the English people” to get her parents out of Austria, Lore discovers in herself an impassioned writer. In letters to potential sponsors, she details the horrors happening back at home; in those to her parents, she notes the mannerisms and reactions of the new families around her as she valiantly tries to master their language. And the closer the world comes to a new war, the more resolute Lore becomes to survive. As powerful now as when it was first released fifty years ago, Other People’s Houses is a poignant tale about the creation of a new life in the face of hopelessness and fear—a hallmark of the postwar immigration experience.

Oh Sh t I Almost Killed You

Oh Sh t  I Almost Killed You
Author: Sonja Schwartzbach
Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692838694
Language: en
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Do no harm. Take no sh*t.

The Wolf Road

The Wolf Road
Author: Beth Lewis
Release: 2016
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781101906125
Language: en
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Taught to hunt, shoot, and survive in the remote wilds of a ravaged land by the man who adopted her after finding her wandering in the woods as a young child, Elka reflects on the catastrophic events that destroyed civilization more than a century earlier before gradually realizing that her father may be a serial killer.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Release: 2022-01-27
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781350295698
Language: en
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"Life of Pi will make you believe in the power of theatre" (Times). After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction - winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide - and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Adapted by acclaimed playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, this edition was published to coincide with the West End premiere in November 2021.

If I Never Met You

If I Never Met You
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Release: 2020-03-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062958563
Language: en
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Bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane returns with another heartfelt romantic comedy perfect for fans of Josie Silver, Sophie Kinsella, or Sally Thorne. One of Shondaland's 5 Must-Read Books for March and a Best Romance of 2020 by Amazon, OprahMag, Insider, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Cosmo, PopSugar, and BookPage. If faking love is this easy... how do you know when it’s real? When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex’s pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility. Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It’s the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. With the plan hatched, Laurie and Jamie begin to flaunt their new couple status, to the astonishment—and jealousy—of their friends and colleagues. But there’s a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend...

Forget You

Forget You
Author: Jennifer Echols
Release: 2012-12-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781471118043
Language: en
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A sexy romance that fans of Simone Elkeles and Jamie McGuire will fall in love with… There's a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked-up his twenty-four-year-old girlfriend. Like her mom's nervous breakdown. Like Doug, the darkly handsome bad boy, who taunts her at school… Worried that her life is becoming a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, by making sure that she's perfect - the perfect daughter, the perfect student and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player, Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash and can't remember anything about the night it happened. She should have been with Brandon, but he doesn't seem to know anything about the accident - and, more confusingly, doesn't seem to care. Only Doug, who saved her from the wreckage, has the answers Zoey so desperately needs, but he's the last person she wants to rely on, especially as he's acting like something happened between them that night. Which can't be true, can it? But with her thoughts full of Doug and strangely empty of Brandon, Zoey starts to question her feelings for the two boys and whether being perfect is more important than following your heart.

Not If I Save You First

Not If I Save You First
Author: Ally Carter
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781338134162
Language: en
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Bestselling author Ally Carter returns with an exciting stand-alone novel, about a girl stranded in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness with the boy who wronged her... as an assassin moves in.