The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
Author: Donna Tartt
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780316248679
Language: en
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A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review). Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love -- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

The Little Friend

The Little Friend
Author: Donna Tartt
Release: 2011-10-19
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780307873484
Language: en
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The second novel by Donna Tartt, bestselling author of The Goldfinch (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize), The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and “a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens” (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent.

The Abominable

The Abominable
Author: Dan Simmons
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780316198851
Language: en
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A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror. It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch
Author: Jack Ridl
Release: 2019-04-01
Editor: Wayne State University Press
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780814346464
Language: en
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A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Soccer Switch

Soccer Switch
Author: Jake Maddox
Release: 2022
Editor: Capstone
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781496594198
Language: en
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If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains
Author: M. L. Rio
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250095305
Language: en
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“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare...Readable, smart.” —New York Times Book Review On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
Author: N.H. Kleinbaum
Release: 2012-10-16
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781401305598
Language: en
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Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to "make your lives extraordinary! Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society--a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language, but the importance of making each moment count. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams? But the Dead Poets pledges soon realize that their newfound freedom can have tragic consequences. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams?

The World Gives Way

The World Gives Way
Author: Marissa Levien
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Redhook
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316592390
Language: en
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In a near-future world on the brink of collapse, a young woman born into servitude must seize her own freedom in this glittering debut with a brilliant twist—perfect for fans of Station Eleven, Karen Thompson Walker, and Naomi Alderman. In fifty years, Myrra will be free. Until then, she's a contract worker. Ever since she was five, her life and labor have belonged to the highest bidder on her contract—butchers, laundries, and now the powerful, secretive Carlyles. But when one night finds the Carlyles dead, Myrra is suddenly free a lot sooner than she anticipated—and at a cost she never could have imagined. Burdened with the Carlyles' orphaned daughter and the terrible secret they died to escape, she runs. With time running out, Myrra must come face to face with the truth about her world—and embrace what's left before it's too late. A sweeping novel with a darkly glimmering heart, The World Gives Way is an unforgettable portrait of a world in freefall, and the fierce drive to live even at the end of it all. A New York Times Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021 A Fortune Magazine Best Book of 2021 "A staggering marvel."—TheNew York Times "The World Gives Way has a sweeping world rich in lore and an electric plot."—Brandon Taylor, Booker Prize-nominated author of Real Life

CORKY PEGGY AND THE GOLDFINCH

CORKY  PEGGY AND THE GOLDFINCH
Author: Warren W. Evans
Release: 2004-07-27
Editor: Author House
Pages: 492
ISBN: 1452029369
Language: en
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Is there an experience as profound, as indefinable, as cherished, as savoured as fresh love, that sweet love in youth? As if on cue, we are wrenched away from the frivolities of childhood and launched into a new awakening of soul and self. The mere touch of a gentle hand, the soft gaze of dewy bright eyes, the gait, the strength of voice, the flick of a lock of hair stirs within us urgent passions and yearnings that Nature had set aside for us, latent and dormant. But what recollection of youth can be held more dear than that first kiss of a first love? It is the treasure of our memorabilia. This is, for the most part, a love story that had its stirrings in a most unusual place in Canada, and which began with Warren’s first kiss from his first love. This is a story for all those who have known love, real love! This is also a story of “memories,” safeguarded and cherished. But then, there is much more ...

Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker
Author: Sarah Bowen,Joslyn Brenton,Sinikka Elliott
Release: 2019-01-07
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780190663322
Language: en
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Food is at the center of national debates about how Americans live and the future of the planet. Not everyone agrees about how to reform our relationship to food, but one suggestion rises above the din: We need to get back in the kitchen. Amid concerns about rising rates of obesity and diabetes, unpronounceable ingredients, and the environmental footprint of industrial agriculture, food reformers implore parents to slow down, cook from scratch, and gather around the dinner table. Making food a priority, they argue, will lead to happier and healthier families. But is it really that simple? In this riveting and beautifully-written book, Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott take us into the kitchens of nine women to tell the complicated story of what it takes to feed a family today. All of these mothers love their children and want them to eat well. But their kitchens are not equal. From cockroach infestations and stretched budgets to picky eaters and conflicting nutrition advice, Pressure Cooker exposes how modern families struggle to confront high expectations and deep-seated inequalities around getting food on the table. Based on extensive interviews and field research in the homes and kitchens of a diverse group of American families, Pressure Cooker challenges the logic of the most popular foodie mantras of our time, showing how they miss the mark and up the ante for parents and children. Romantic images of family meals are inviting, but they create a fiction that does little to fix the problems in the food system. The unforgettable stories in this book evocatively illustrate how class inequality, racism, sexism, and xenophobia converge at the dinner table. If we want a food system that is fair, equitable, and nourishing, we must look outside the kitchen for answers.

The Secret History

The Secret History
Author: Donna Tartt
Release: 2011-10-19
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307765697
Language: en
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

Pollock 2

Pollock 2
Author: Donna Tartt
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1615224866
Language: en
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The Perfect Ruin

The Perfect Ruin
Author: Shanora Williams
Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: Dafina
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781496731135
Language: en
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A thrilling new novel of lies, deception, and revenge from the bestselling author, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Joshilyn Jackson! The glamour of Miami has a dark side in this twisting story where nothing is what it seems, as one wronged woman seeks to destroy the seemingly perfect life of one of the city’s most revered socialites. “A shocking, sensual thriller with sharp twists.” —Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author of The Wives "Twisty and impossible to put down! 10/10 recommend." —Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author “I was hooked from the very first twist.” —Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author of Every Last Secret Book Riot Best Summer 2021 Thrillers BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Summer 2021 Thrillers, Mysteries, And Suspense Novels Publishers Marketplace BUZZ BOOKS Selection BookBub Best Thrillers and Mysteries Coming Out This Summer A brutal tragedy ended Ivy Hill’s happy family and childhood. Now in her twenties and severely troubled, she barely has a life—or much to live for. Until the day she discovers the name of the woman who destroyed her world: Lola Maxwell—the mega-wealthy socialite with a heart, Miami’s beloved “first lady” of charity. Accomplished, gorgeous, and oh-so-caring, Lola has the best of everything—and doesn’t deserve any of it. So it’s only right that Ivy take it all away . . . Little by little, Ivy infiltrates Lola’s elite circle, becomes her new best friend—and plays Lola’s envious acquaintances and hangers-on against her. But seducing Lola’s handsome, devoted surgeon husband turns into a passionate dream Ivy suddenly can’t control. And soon, an insidious someone will twist Ivy’s revenge into a nightmare of deception, secrets, and betrayal that Ivy may not wake up from . . . “An ideal summer read.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW “This fast-paced and incredibly entertaining book is perfect for devouring by the poolside.” —Off the Shelf

Beautiful Children

Beautiful Children
Author: Charles Bock
Release: 2009-01-13
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780812977967
Language: en
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The New York Times bestseller by the author of the forthcoming novel Alice & Oliver | Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters | A New York Times Notable Book “One word: bravo.”—The New York Times Book Review “Truly powerful . . . Beautiful Children dazzles its readers on almost every page. . . . [Charles Bock] knows how to tug at your heart, and he knows how to make you laugh out loud, often on the same page, sometimes in the same sentence.”—Newsweek One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn’t come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages to her son’s room and tortures herself with memories. Equally distraught, the boy’s father, Lincoln, finds himself wanting to comfort his wife even as he yearns for solace, a loving touch, any kind of intimacy. As the Ewings navigate the mystery of what’s become of their son, the circumstances surrounding Newell’s vanishing and other events on that same night reverberate through the lives of seemingly disconnected strangers: a comic book illustrator in town for a weekend of debauchery; a painfully shy and possibly disturbed young artist; a stripper who imagines moments from her life as if they were movie scenes; a bubbly teenage wiccan anarchist; a dangerous and scheming gutter punk; a band of misfit runaways. The people of Beautiful Children are “urban nomads,” each with a past to hide and a pain to nurture, every one of them searching for salvation and barreling toward destruction, weaving their way through a neon underworld of sex, drugs, and the spinning wheels of chance. In this masterly debut novel, Charles Bock mixes incandescent prose with devious humor to capture Las Vegas with unprecedented scope and nuance and to provide a glimpse into a microcosm of modern America. Beautiful Children is an odyssey of heartache and redemption heralding the arrival of a major new writer. Praise for Beautiful Children “Exceptional . . . This novel deserves to be read more than once because of the extraordinary importance of its subject matter.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . a hugely ambitious novel that succeeds . . . Beautiful Children manages to feel completely of its moment while remaining unaffected by literary trends. . . . Charles Bock is the real thing.”—The New Republic “A wildly satisfying and disturbing literary journey, led by an author of blazing talent.”—The Dallas Morning News “Wholly original—dirty, fast, and hypnotic. The sentences flicker and skip and whirl.”—Esquire “An anxious, angry, honest first novel filled with compassion and clarity . . . The language has a rhythm wholly its own—at moments it is stunning, near genius.”—A. M. Homes “From start to finish, Bock never stops tantalizing the reader.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Rich and compelling . . . captures the hallucinogenic setting like a fever dream.”—Los Angeles Times

Long Lost

Long Lost
Author: Jacqueline West
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062691774
Language: en
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“Perfect to be read late into the night.”—Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar “A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one.”—Kirkus Reviews Once there were two sisters who did everything together. But only one of them disappeared. New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West’s Long Lost is an atmospheric, eerie mystery brimming with suspense. Fans of Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces and Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts series will lose themselves in this mesmerizing and century-spanning tale. Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist. When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore. New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author Jacqueline West weaves a heart-pounding, intense, and imaginative mystery that builds anticipation on every page, while centering on the strong and often tumultuous bond between sisters. Laced with suspense, Long Lost will fascinate readers of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Secret Keepers and fans of ghost stories.

Mary Page Marlowe TCG Edition

Mary Page Marlowe  TCG Edition
Author: Tracy Letts
Release: 2016-12-12
Editor: Theatre Communications Group
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781559368551
Language: en
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Best known for his portrayals of large-scale family drama, Tracy Letts’ new play narrows in focus, zooming in on the life of just one woman, though her story is no less complex. This intimate snapshot of a simple life provides an enlightening examination of a complicated human mind.

Meditations in Green

Meditations in Green
Author: Stephen Wright
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780316427364
Language: en
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One of the greatest Vietnam War novels ever written, by an award-winning writer who experienced it firsthand. Deployed to Vietnam with the U.S. Army's 1069 Intelligence Group, Spec. 4 James Griffin starts out clear-eyed and hardworking, believing he can glide through the war unharmed. But the kaleidoscope of horrors he experiences gets inside him relentlessly. He gradually collapses and ends up unstrung, in step with the exploding hell around him and waiting for the cataclysm that will bring him home, dead or not. Griffin survives, but back in the U.S. his battles intensify. Beset by addiction, he takes up meditating on household plants and attempts to adjust to civilian life and beat back the insanity that threatens to overwhelm him. Meditations in Green is a haunting exploration of the harrowing costs of war and yet-unhealed wounds, "the impact of an experience so devastating that words can hardly contain it" (Walter Kendrick, the New York Times Book Review). Through passages gorgeous, agonizing, and surreal, Stephen Wright paints a searing portrait of a nation driven to the brink by violence and deceit.

A Course of Lectures on the Principal Subjects in Pneumatology Ethics and Divinity

A Course of Lectures on the Principal Subjects in Pneumatology  Ethics  and Divinity
Author: Philip Doddridge
Release: 1763
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 595
ISBN: UCD:31175035243735
Language: en
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The Goldfinch Trivia King

The Goldfinch   Trivia King
Author: G Whiz
Release: 2014-04-25
Editor: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781498947497
Language: en
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Take the sample quiz below: Tartt has been published in various magazines but has only written ______ novels. How old was Tartt when she began a graduate course for short stories at the University of Mississippi? "The most interesting work yet from her generation" was quoted from who? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Are you a fan of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt? Would you like to have hours of entertainment and enjoyment about the book you love? If you've answered yes to any question above, get ready for a hip-new series that bring you FUN and EDUCATION at once! Gather around with family and friends and challenge one another with a series of questions ranging from easy to difficult levels! Spice things up by taking the Quiz Game Book simultaneously between players and see the winning results at the end! Submit your Quiz Game scores via Google Forms for a chance to be ranked on 'G whiz Spotlights' and hop on the Wall of Contributors! It's safe and fun for the whole family! "Acts as an incredible reading guide. Helps to know not only about the books but the authors as well." - Marilin A. “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) TFIOS G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Collect Stars redeemable for books with every correct answer! • Participate in priority events by joining "G Whiz Crew"! • Submit a review for G Whiz trilogy sets and hop on the Wall of Contributors! DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a quiz game book designed to enrich appreciation of the original title through entertainment and education. It is unofficial and unauthorized, and no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. All questions come with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Goldfinch True or False Trivia King

The Goldfinch   True or False    Trivia King
Author: G Whiz
Release: 2014-05-21
Editor: GWhizBooks.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781498937290
Language: en
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Get the bundle package of your favorite G Whiz titles and save! Did you know when Donna Tartt was only a freshman at the University of Mississippi, her writing caught the attention of Willie Morris, not only an American writer himself, but also an editor at Harper's Magazine? Or did you know the image of a goldfinch's head and shoulder on the dustjacket of the novel come from the exact painting the book was inspired by? What are the amazing facts of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Laugh and learn with 101 Amazing Facts and take the True or False? or Trivia King Quiz Game Books to challenge yourself to a round of trivia ! For the first time, G Whiz Books is now available in bundle packages, bringing you FUN and EDUCATION simultaneously that is safe for the whole family. Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Book Name G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz Books" to search for entire catalogue! • Look for the bundle packages and trilogy sets for deals and save! • Submit a review to join G Whiz Crew and the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor be used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.