In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385685085
Language: en
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In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly

In The Unlikely Event

In The Unlikely Event
Author: L. J. Shen
Release: 2019-11-18
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1732624739
Language: en
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A second-chance, enemies-to-lovers contemporaryu romance.

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
Author: Christopher Noël
Release: 1996
Editor: Crown
Pages: 273
ISBN: UCSC:32106013219651
Language: en
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A literary memoir offers a personal study of grief, loss, and the quest for healing as it describes the death of the author's fiancee and how he came to terms with the tragedy

Wifey

Wifey
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101562925
Language: en
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With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies—and learns a lot about life along the way. Sandy Pressman is a nice suburban wife whose boredom is getting the best of her. She could be making friends at the club, like her husband keeps encouraging her to do. Or working on her golf game. Or getting her hair done. But for some reason, these things don't interest her as much as the naked man on the motorcycle...

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
Author: Andrew Jamison
Release: 2013-02
Editor: A Healthy Life Press
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1939267404
Language: en
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The author was flying standby on US Airways Flight 1549 toward Charlotte on January 15, 2009, from New York City, where he had been interviewing for a medical residency position. Little did he know that the next stop would be the Hudson River. Riveting and inspirational, this book would be especially helpful for people in need of hope and encouragement.

Smart Women

Smart Women
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101572566
Language: en
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Two thirtysomethings try to find their way through the complications of post-marriage love in this beloved novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume. Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado—while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror. But even smart women sometimes have a lot to learn—and they will, when B.B.’s ex-husband moves in next door to Margo... Includes a New Introduction by the Author

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2009-12-16
Editor: Delta
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307575241
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

Places I Never Meant to be

Places I Never Meant to be
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 1999
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780689820342
Language: en
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A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past.

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J  Freedman as Herself
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781481414371
Language: en
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While spending the winter of 1947-1948 in Miami Beach with her family, ten-year-old Sally makes up stories, casts herself in starring roles in movies, and encounters a sinister stranger.

Wifey

Wifey
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0743437578
Language: en
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Offers two novels featuring women, men, marriage, divorce, sex, love, identity, and romance.

Just as Long as We re Together

Just as Long as We re Together
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307817778
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson. Can you have more than one best friend? Stephanie’s best friend is Rachel. Since second grade they’ve shared everything, good and bad. But now it’s the start of seventh grade and Alison has just moved to their neighborhood. Stephanie immediately clicks with her—she’s cool and fun and totally humble even though she’s the daughter of a famous actress. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, but the more she pushes Alison on Rachel, the more Rachel seems to drift away. Is it possible to have two best friends? Or is it true that two’s company, three’s a crowd? “Judy Blume does it again in what may be her best book yet!” –American Bookseller

Perfect

Perfect
Author: Rachel Joyce
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Bond Street Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385677738
Language: en
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From the author of the international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, comes another exquisite and emotionally resonant novel about the search for the truth and unconditional love. On a foggy spring morning in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming and his mother are driving to school in the English countryside. On the way, in a life-changing two seconds, an accident occurs. Or does it? Byron is sure it happened, but his mother, sitting right next to him in the car, has no reaction to it. Over the course of the days and weeks that follow, Byron embarks on a journey to discover what really happened--or didn't--that fateful morning when everything changed. It is a journey that will take him--a loveable and cloistered twelve-year-old boy with a loveable and cloistered twelve-year-old boy's perspective on life--into the murkier, more difficult realities of the adult world, where people lie, fathers and mothers fight without words, and even unwilling boys must become men. Byron will have to reconcile the dueling realities of that summer, a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit and the power of compassion.

Here s to You Rachel Robinson

Here s to You  Rachel Robinson
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307817761
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Just As Long As We’re Together. CAN YOU BE too perfect? From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight-A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But Rachel feels as if it’s all falling apart. Her brother, Charles, was just kicked out of boarding school and is now at home, wreaking havoc. Her sister, Jessica, has problems of her own, which Rachel thinks it’s her job to help solve. And Rachel herself is considering adding drama club, community service, and class president to her already crowded roster of activities. Rachel’s best friends, Stephanie and Alison, urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isn’t the key to an exciting life? An ALA Best Book for Young Adults “A master.” —SLJ

Opening Skinner s Box Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Opening Skinner s Box  Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Author: Lauren Slater
Release: 2005-02-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393347470
Language: en
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Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality. Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.

Make Russia Great Again

Make Russia Great Again
Author: Christopher Buckley
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781982157470
Language: en
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Herb Nutterman, a long-time Trump Organization employee, unexpectedly becomes President Trump's White House chief of staff and finds himself entangled in Russian intrigue and leading the president's reelection campaign.

Soupy Saturdays with The Pain The Great One

Soupy Saturdays with The Pain   The Great One
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2009
Editor: Yearling Books
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780440420927
Language: en
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Six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) have a challenging relationship as they share experiences learning to ride a bicycle, having a birthday party, and dog-sitting.

Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes
Author: Judy Blume
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781481413879
Language: en
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When Davey Wexler's father is killed in a holdup in Atlantic City, her mother moves Davey and her brother to Los Alamos to get away from the memories--but Davey is a girl frozen in fear and anger, until she meets an older boy called Wolf who can read hertiger eyes.

Piglet

Piglet
Author: Melissa Shapiro,Mim Eichler Rivas
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Atria Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982167165
Language: en
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In the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog. When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn’t hesitate to say, “yes.” Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup. One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household—which included Melissa’s husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After weeks of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues. Two months later, when the day arrived to say good-bye to the now dashing, six-pound pink boy dog with the larger than life spirit, Melissa faced a heart-wrenching decision. Could she hand him over to someone willing to give Piglet the full-time attention he required or could she adapt her schedule and her household to make a permanent place for him in her life and work? Of course, the answer was simple: love would find a way. Curious, engaged, and incredibly eager to learn, Piglet quickly became part of the family. What started out as a few simple Facebook posts of Piglet and his pack rapidly evolved into a global celebration of Piglet’s infectiously positive mindset. Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family fully illustrates this heartwarming story of one special little puppy with a purpose to teach the power of empathy, love, and kindness.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Author: Teresa Toten
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Penguin Group
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385678353
Language: en
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Two-time Governor General's Award nominee Teresa Toten is back with a compulsively readable new book for teens! When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her--to play Batman to her Robyn--whatever the cost. But when you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it's hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a "normal" relationship when your life is so fraught with problems? And that's not even to mention the small matter of those threatening letters Adam's mother has started to receive . . . Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that readers will find hard to put down.

The Man Who Ended the World

The Man Who Ended the World
Author: Jason Gurley
Release: 2015-01-02
Editor: Jason Gurley
Pages: 270
ISBN:
Language: en
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When Steven Glass's third grade teacher asked his class what they wanted to be when they grew up, Steven's classmates shouted the usual answers: "A fireman!" "A teacher!" "The President!" When his turn came, Steven said, "When I grow up I'm going to be the last man on Earth." Warning signs don't come much clearer than that.