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The Last Mrs. Parrish

The Last Mrs. Parrish

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND DECEMBER PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB"Filled with envy, deception, and power, it’s a great reading escape. And there is a thrilling twist at the end!!" —Reese Witherspoon“Will keep you up. In a ‘can’t put it down’ way. It’s ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ with XX chromosomes.”—The Skimm“Deliciously duplicitous. . . . equally as twisty, spellbinding, and addictive as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.”—Library Journal (starred review)Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn't have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces. With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Becoming

Becoming

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“… bersama, di apartemen kami yang sesak, Ayah dan Ibu mengajariku melihat nilai-nilai dalam setiap kisah kehidupan kami … bahkan saat kisah itu tidak indah atau sempurna ….”Dunia Michelle kecil adalah sebuah apartemen sempit di South Side, Chicago, tempat dia dan saudaranya, Craig, dibesarkan dan dididik untuk menjadi pemberani dan tidak takut bicara. Namun kemudian, kehidupan membawanya jauh melangkah, mulai dari Universitas Princeton—tempat dia belajar merasakan menjadi satu-satunya perempuan kulit hitam di sebuah ruangan—hingga ke kantor pengacara tempat dia bekerja dan bertemu Barack Obama, yang kemudian menjadi suaminya. Pertemuan yang mengubah semua rencana hidupnya.Dalam buku ini, untuk pertama kalinya, Michelle Obama menggambarkan tahun-tahun pertama pernikahannya, ketika dia berjuang menyeimbangkan pekerjaan dan keluarganya dengan karier politik suaminya yang bergerak cepat. Dia juga mengungkap drama pencalonan suaminya sebagai presiden hingga perannya sebagai tokoh yang populer, sekaligus sasaran kritik.Dengan narasi yang anggun, penuh humor, dan keterusterangan, Michelle menuturkan kisah di balik layar kehidupannya selama delapan tahun di Gedung Putih yang membuatnya tak hanya dikenal, tetapi juga semakin mengenal negaranya.Melalui Becoming, sebuah memoar yang jujur dan berani, Michelle Obama menggugah kita untuk bertanya: Who are we and who do we want to become?[Mizan, Noura Books, Nourabooks, Kisah, Klasik, Novel, Memoar, Biografi, Terjemahan, Indonesia]

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist

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“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?A New York Times BestsellerBest Book of the Year: NPR • Boston Globe • Newsweek • Time Out New York • Oprah.com • Miami Herald • Book Riot • Buzz Feed • Globe and Mail (Toronto) • The Root • Shelf AwarenessA collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched cultural observers of her generationIn these funny and insightful essays, Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.

Beach Read

Beach Read

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"A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door"--

Heartstopper Volume Four

Heartstopper Volume Four

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*Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!* Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.'Absolutely delightful. Sweet, romantic, kind. Beautifully paced. I loved this book.' RAINBOW ROWELL, author of Carry OnCharlie didn't think Nick could ever like him back, but now they're officially boyfriends. Charlie's beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you. Nick's been feeling the same, but he's got a lot on his mind - not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder. As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.By Alice Oseman, winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie's lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.'The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school.' Gay TimesThis is the fourth volume of Heartstopper, which is soon to be a live-action Netflix series.

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