Miss Mayhem

Miss Mayhem Author Rachel Hawkins
ISBN-10 9780147517920
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins is sassier than ever in this page-turning follow up to Rebel Belle, perfect for fans of Buffy and Veronica Mars. Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, canoodling with David, her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant. Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they'd rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can't stay David's Paladin unless she undergoes an an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.

Miss Mayhem

Miss Mayhem Author Rachel Hawkins
ISBN-10 9780698173460
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins is sassier than ever in this page-turning follow up to Rebel Belle, perfect for fans of Buffy and Veronica Mars. Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, canoodling with David, her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant. Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.

Miss Mayhem

Miss Mayhem Author Rachel Hawkins
ISBN-10 0399256946
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
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"In the sequel to REBEL BELLE, Harper Price and her new boyfriend and oracle David Stark face new challenges as the powerful Ephors seek to claim David for their own"--

Rebel Belle

Rebel Belle Author Rachel Hawkins
ISBN-10 0147514355
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Puffin
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Seventeen-year-old Harper Price's charmed life is turned upside down when she discovers she's been given magical powers in order to protect her school nemesis David Stark, who's an Oracle.

Lady Renegades

Lady Renegades Author Rachel Hawkins
ISBN-10 9780147517531
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hex Hall comes the sparkling finale in the beloved Rebel Belle series. Just as Harper Price starts coming to terms with her role as David Stark's battle-ready Paladin, protector, and girlfriend--her world goes crazy all over again. Overwhelmed by his Oracle powers, David flees Pine Grove and starts turning teenaged girls into Paladins--and these young ladies seem to think that Harper is the enemy David needs protecting from. Ordinarily, Harper would be able to fight off any Paladin who comes her way, but her powers have been dwindling since David left town, which means her life is on the line yet again. Now, it's a desperate race for Harper to find and rescue David before she backslides from superhero to your garden-variety type-A belle. "Reminiscent of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer show, Hawkins's novel does not disappoint in this final addition to the Rebel Belle trilogy. Funny and sassy, Harper is the perfect combination of strong heroine and Southern lady." --VOYA "Mythic adventure at the country club." --Kirkus Reviews

Debutantes Daggers

Debutantes   Daggers Author Rachel Hawkins
ISBN-10 9780451478689
Year 2017-07-04
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The first two Rebel Belle novels, now together in one gorgeous volume! Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts. Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this volume combines bestseller Rachel Hawkins' first two Rebel Belle novels--Rebel Belle and Miss Mayhem. * "As surprising as it is delicious." --BCCB, starred review of Rebel Belle "Everything you could want from the genre and more: heart, smarts, scares, swoons and best of all, LAUGHS." --Kirkus Reviews on Miss Mayhem

Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt Author Graham Greene
ISBN-10 9781407086668
Year 2010-10-02
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel her way, Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking all the currency regulations and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban life. In Travels with my Aunt Graham Greene not only gives us intoxicating entertainment but also confronts us with some of the most perplexing of human dilemmas.

Mayhem

Mayhem Author Sarah Pinborough
ISBN-10 9781780871271
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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From the Number One bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES. 'A compulsively readable story that starts as a conventional murder mystery and morphs, by degrees, into a horrifying supernatural thriller' Guardian. Delve into a gaslit London, where Jack the Ripper is making headlines, but another, much more dangerous, madman is on the loose. When a rotting torso is discovered in the vault of New Scotland Yard, it doesn't take Dr Thomas Bond, Police Surgeon, long to realise that there is a second killer at work in the city where, only a few days before, Jack the Ripper brutally murdered two women in one night. This is the hand of a colder killer, one who lacks Jack's emotion. And, as more headless and limbless torsos find their way into the Thames, Dr Bond becomes obsessed with finding the killer. As his investigations lead him into an unholy alliance, he starts to wonder: Is it a man who has brought mayhem to the streets of London, or a monster?

Careless People

Careless People Author Sarah Churchwell
ISBN-10 9780748129294
Year 2013-06-06
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Ebook edition includes full text of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail its relation to the extravagant, scandalous, and chaotic world in which the author lived. With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, mapping where fiction comes from, and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. Careless People tells the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America.

Mayhem

Mayhem Author Sigrid Rausing
ISBN-10 9780451493132
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family. In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for years, often under the glare of tabloid headlines. Now, writing with singular clarity and restraint, Hans’ sister, the editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing, tries to make sense of what happened. In Mayhem, she asks the difficult questions those close to the world of addiction must face. “Who can help the addict, consumed by a shaming hunger, a need beyond control? There is no medicine: the drugs are the medicine. And who can help their families, so implicated in the self-destruction of the addict? Who can help when the very notion of ‘help’ becomes synonymous with an exercise of power; a familial police state; an end to freedom, in the addict’s mind?” An eloquent and timely attempt to understand the conundrum of addiction—and a memoir as devastating as it is riveting.

Flight from Mayhem

Flight from Mayhem Author Yasmine Galenorn
ISBN-10 9780698141926
Year 2016-08-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn presents the second Fly by Night novel, set in the realm of the Otherworld. I'm Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for gorgeous, exasperating Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Every time I turn around, somebody's trying to kill us. But you know what they say: All's fair in love and bounty hunting... A serial killer is stalking the elderly Fae of Seattle, draining their bank accounts before brutally murdering them. When Chase Johnson asks for our help, Alex and I discover that the sociopath is also a shifter—able to change shape to match his victim's deepest desires. Our friend and colleague Bette volunteers to act as bait, but the plan goes dangerously awry. Now, unless we find her first, she's about to face her worst nightmare. From the Paperback edition.

Holy Mayhem

Holy Mayhem Author Pat G'Orge-Walker
ISBN-10 9780758279316
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Two church-ladies-turned-sleuths are sure to raise more than a little hell when they decide to make crime-solving miracles in this hilarious new novel. . . They've been laid off, they're broke, and their faith is really being tried. But dedicated Mount Kneel Down Baptist Church members Patience Kash and Joy Karry figure now is the perfect time to pursue their other true calling--becoming private detectives. And if that means putting up with their thug-wannabe cousin Porky's delusions while hilariously interfering with their famous detective godson Percy's investigations, it's still a heaven-sent opportunity to hear all the town dirt and find customers. . . When a thief steals the prized family Bible right out from under Porky's nose and church funds are missing on Patience's watch, these sisters-in-God find themselves sleuthing out the strangest family and church secrets--and up against someone more than ready to send them to their heavenly reward. Now, they'll need their most inspired hunches, their not-real-fierce dog Felony, and their license-to-missionary to uncover the truth and crack this holy case. . . "Walker shines a little light on a wacky family reunion with her usual inspirational, knee-slapping style." --Publishers Weekly on Don't Blame the Devil "Deeply entertaining. . .a rip-roaringly comical read." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin's Dead "A comic novel about mistakes and second chances." --Library Journal on Don't Blame the Devil

Bellevue

Bellevue Author David Oshinsky
ISBN-10 9780385540858
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Doubleday
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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities—problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.