The Precious One

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ISBN: 9780062323804
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Number of pages: 384
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Precious One in PDF and EPUB From the New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary—professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister—a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir? Told in alternating voices—Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings—The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.


The Precious One

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ISBN: 006167091X
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Download and read online The Precious One in PDF and EPUB From the New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary—professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister—a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir? Told in alternating voices—Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings—The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.


The Precious One

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ISBN: 0062390724
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Number of pages: 368
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: William Morrow

Download and read online The Precious One in PDF and EPUB Eustacia "Taisy" Cleary has loved only three men: her high school boyfriend, Ben; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary, her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, an ethereal young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy has seen Wilson, Caro, and their daughter, Willow, only once. So why now, two weeks after suffering a catastrophic heart attack, is Wilson summoning Taisy to his house—in the town she thought she'd left behind forever? Taisy discovers that going home won't be easy. Wilson is as chilly and imperious as ever. And then there is Ben. Taisy hopes for a reconnection, even as she fears that time and the fallout from their bitter separation have made this impossible. And her little sister is going through difficult changes of her own. For the first time, sixteen-year-old Willow has been thrown into high school, a bewildering world. Falling Together is a captivating novel about friendship, family secrets, second chances, dangerous obsession, and the redemptive power of love.


The Precious Dreadful

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ISBN: 9781507202784
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Number of pages: 272
Author: Steven Parlato
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Precious Dreadful in PDF and EPUB A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Love Walked In

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ISBN: 1101213353
Release Date: 2006-11-28
Number of pages: 320
Author: Marisa De Los Santos
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Love Walked In in PDF and EPUB “A bewitching, warmhearted grown-up fairy tale about old movies, charming princes, and finding happily ever after in the place where you’d least expect it.”—Jennifer Weiner When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs—eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother—goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life. Love Walked In, the first novel by award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos, is bursting with keen insight and beautifully rendered prose. Invoking classic movies to illuminate the mystery and wonder of love in all its permutations, Love Walked In is an uplifting debut that marks the entrance of an enchanting literary voice. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Bright Precious Days

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ISBN: 9781101948019
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Number of pages: 416
Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Bright Precious Days in PDF and EPUB From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order. Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they’re living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, potentially game-changing—or ruinous—opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of chasing personal gain in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine devotes herself to helping feed its hungry poor, and she and her husband soon discover they’re being priced out of the newly fashionable neighborhood they’ve called home for most of their adult lives, with their son and daughter caught in the balance. Then Corrine’s world is turned upside down when the man with whom she’d had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change—including Obama’s historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited—the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have imagined. From the Hardcover edition.


Falling Together

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ISBN: 9780062100726
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Number of pages: 384
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Falling Together in PDF and EPUB “Her writing is both vividly descriptive and surprisingly insightful.” —Boston Globe “It’s the three-dimensional men, women, and children who populate her fiction that I’ll remember for a very long time.” —Nancy Pearl’s Picks Following the phenomenal success of her novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me, New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos returns with Falling Together, an emotionally resonant, powerfully moving, and pitch perfect novel about friends, family, and love. Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions and reluctant family members alike on a sobering, enlightening journey across the world and through the past. Brimming with the author’s trademark wit, vivid prose, and captivating characterizations, Falling Together brilliantly explores our deepest human connections and confirms Marisa de los Santos as one of America’s most exciting contemporary novelists.


Precious Gifts

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ISBN: 9781446487730
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Number of pages: 400
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Precious Gifts in PDF and EPUB As a devoted mother, Veronique Parker has dedicated herself to her three daughters, before and since her divorce. Her world is turned upside down, however, when her former husband dies suddenly, leaving her and their daughters astonishing inheritances: a painting of mysterious provenance, a château in the south of France, the freedom to pursue their dreams, and a shocking revelation from the past. The precious gifts he left will lead them on a journey certain to change Veronique and her daughters’ destinies in the most surprising of ways. Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.


Precious Thing

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ISBN: 9781472205964
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Number of pages: 236
Author: Colette Mcbeth
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Precious Thing in PDF and EPUB Remember the person you sat next to on your first day at school? Still your best friend? Or disappeared from your life for good? In PRECIOUS THING, Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last for ever. They met when Rachel was the new girl in class and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Now in their late twenties Rachel has everything while Clara's life is spiralling further out of control. Then Clara vanishes. Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you've shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it.


The Precious Present

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ISBN: 1861871082
Release Date: 1998-11
Number of pages: 80
Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher: Helen Exley Gift Books

Download and read online The Precious Present in PDF and EPUB In your hands you are holding an incredible little story about the ultimate secret of human happiness. Author Dr Spencer Johnson's unique allegory tells the story of a young child who learns about the fabulous "Precious Present" and then spends a lifetime searching for the mysterious gift.


The Kid

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ISBN: 9781101529218
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Number of pages: 400
Author: Sapphire
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Kid in PDF and EPUB Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul. In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight. In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.


Push

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ISBN: 0749395044
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Number of pages: 139
Author: Sapphire
Publisher: Minerva

Download and read online Push in PDF and EPUB This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and life.


One Nation Under Gold How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

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ISBN: 9781631493966
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Number of pages: 384
Author: James Ledbetter
Publisher: Liveright Publishing

Download and read online One Nation Under Gold How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries in PDF and EPUB One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America—whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor. Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has historically influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an often outsized influence on the national psyche for centuries. Now, acclaimed business writer James Ledbetter explores the tumultuous history and larger-than-life personalities—from George Washington to Richard Nixon—behind America’s volatile relationship to this hallowed metal and investigates what this enduring obsession reveals about the American identity. Exhaustively researched and expertly woven, One Nation Under Gold begins with the nation’s founding in the 1770s, when the new republic erupted with bitter debates over the implementation of paper currency in lieu of metal coins. Concerned that the colonies’ thirteen separate currencies would only lead to confusion and chaos, some Founding Fathers believed that a national currency would not only unify the fledgling nation but provide a perfect solution for a country that was believed to be lacking in natural silver and gold resources. Animating the "Wild West" economy of the nineteenth century with searing insights, Ledbetter brings to vivid life the actions of Whig president Andrew Jackson, one of gold’s most passionate advocates, whose vehement protest against a standardized national currency would precipitate the nation’s first feverish gold rush. Even after the establishment of a national paper currency, the virulent political divisions continued, reaching unprecedented heights at the Democratic National Convention in 1896, when presidential aspirant William Jennings Bryan delivered the legendary "Cross of Gold" speech that electrified an entire convention floor, stoking the fears of his agrarian supporters. While Bryan never amassed a wide-enough constituency to propel his cause into the White House, America’s stubborn attachment to gold persisted, wreaking so much havoc that FDR, in order to help rescue the moribund Depression economy, ordered a ban on private ownership of gold in 1933. In fact, so entrenched was the belief that gold should uphold the almighty dollar, it was not until 1973 that Richard Nixon ordered that the dollar be delinked from any relation to gold—completely overhauling international economic policy and cementing the dollar’s global significance. More intriguing is the fact that America’s exuberant fascination with gold has continued long after Nixon’s historic decree, as in the profusion of late-night television ads that appeal to goldbug speculators that proliferate even into the present. One Nation Under Gold reveals as much about American economic history as it does about the sectional divisions that continue to cleave our nation, ultimately becoming a unique history about economic irrationality and its influence on the American psyche.


Connect the Stars

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ISBN: 9780062274670
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Number of pages: 352
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Connect the Stars in PDF and EPUB From Saving Lucas Biggs authors Marisa de los Santos and David Teague comes a heartwarming middle grade adventure about two misfits discovering the importance of just being themselves. When thirteen-year-olds Aaron and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole. Luminous and clever, Connect the Stars takes on some hefty topics of the day—bullying, understanding where you fit in, and learning to live with physical and mental challenges—all in a joyous adventure kids will love!


Be Frank with Me

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ISBN: 9781782399193
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 123
Author: Julia Claiborne Johnson
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Download and read online Be Frank with Me in PDF and EPUB For some boys fitting in means standing out Meet Frank - he isn't like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he's as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don't like brilliant and they hate strange. What Frank longs for - aside from a father - is a friend. Meet Mimi - a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank. Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets and hiding Frank from a cruel world. Until Alice. Meet Alice - the level-headed young woman charged with looking after Mimi's unusual son. In so doing, Alice discovers what it really means to love someone. And she finds a part of herself she never knew was missing. Funny, poignant and unforgettable, this novel - like Frank - is a one-off creation you'll fall in love with.