Glitter and Glue:A Memoir Ballantine Books Kelly Corrigan
Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave:Observations, Rants, and Other Uplifting Thoughts About Life Ballantine Books Jill Kargman
In New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer´s fan-favorite tale of unexpected passion, opposites attract when a wealthy mogul falls for his beautiful, secretive employee. When Ivory Keene landed a job at a prestigious fashion house in New York, she could never have anticipated the challenges and excitement her new position would provide. Chief among them is her exasperatingly sexy boss, Curry Kells. The older, experienced executive can´t help but be drawn to Ivory by a desire neither can resist. He sees only a talented young woman whose fresh, exciting designs might just make them both millions. But he soon discovers that Ivory is keeping secrets. Now, just as Ivory´s wildest dreams are within her grasp, she´s tempted by the intimacies of a forbidden affair. But is achieving fame and wealth worth sacrificing Curry´s love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009811/bk_brll_009811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond - sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine - between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as ´´Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.´´ This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom - with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism - would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go home. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the house where she was raised, her mother’s voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003737/bk_rand_003737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lily Bart, a beautiful, intelligent, but penniless young woman, lives on the outskirts of New York´s high society, craving the luxurious lifestyle of her wealthy contacts. But while Lily possesses the grace, taste, and morality of the ideal turn-of-the-century lady, her delicate innocence threatens her survival in that very world. As she fights to maintain her newfound place among the aristocracy, Lily struggles mightily against what lurks beneath all the glitter and gold - greed, vulgarity, and ruthless competition. In her brilliantly perceptive novel, The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton, the peerless, Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of Old New York, provides yet another heartbreaking glimpse into the world of manners, privilege, betrayal, and shocking falls from grace.For more informative lectures about this work, don´t miss A Study Guide to The House of Mirth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbarra Caruso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000176/bk_reco_000176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One would think that with Jen Lancaster’s impressive list of best-selling self-improvement memoirs - Bitter Is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Such a Pretty Fat; Pretty in Plaid; My Fair Lazy; and Jeneration X - that she would have it all together by now. One would be wrong. Jen’s still a little rough around the edges. Suffice it to say, she’s no Martha Stewart. And that is exactly why Jen is going to Martha up and live her life according to the advice of America’s overachieving older sister - the woman who turns lemons into lavender-infused lemonade. By immersing herself in Martha’s media empire, Jen will embark on a yearlong quest to take herself, her house, her husband (and maybe even her pets) to the next level - from closet organization to craft making, from party planning to kitchen prep. Maybe Jen can go four days without giving herself food poisoning if she follows Martha’s dictates on proper storage.... Maybe she can grow closer to her girlfriends by taking up their boring-ass hobbies like knitting and sewing.... Maybe she can finally rid her workout clothes of meatball stains by using Martha’s laundry tips.... Maybe she can create a more meaningful anniversary celebration than just getting drunk in the pool with her husband.... again. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll discover that the key to happiness does, in fact, lie in Martha’s perfectly arranged cupboards and artfully displayed charcuterie platters. Or maybe not. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jen Lancaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002120/bk_peng_002120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Golden Retriever:All That Glitters Howell Book House. 1. Auflage Julie Cairns
Scarlet Briar: The exclusive private community inhabited by actors, sports stars, senators, and high society. The most recent additions being Cherie Boddington and her stripper mother - poor white trash gone to live in the house on the hill with multi-billionaire community owner Drew Briar. With the Cruelest Intentions: Cherie thought since she´d lived in the gutter she knew how dangerous the world was and how to protect herself. She knew how to be hungry, how to do without, and how to scrape and claw for what she wanted. No one ever taught her how to handle excess - or the hedonist heir apparent who has nothing better to do than find her every limit and push her past them. Fearing she´d become like her mother, Cherie´s had little sexual experience aside from her mom´s pervert boyfriends trying to get into her pants, but while trying to hold her own in Scarlet Briar she´s launched on a journey of self-discovery, and the nature of pleasure and pain. With the world at her fingertips while waiting for the glass house to shatter, Cherie embraces every new experience, every taste, and every touch only to learn not all that glitters is gold. Sometimes, it´s just beautiful trash, a hot mess and a lot of bitchcraft. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019915/bk_acx0_019915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Solomon Stein has dreams of success in the music industry. At the breakout moment of his music career, he is bought into the fold of Detroit-based, One By One Records (IXI), the hottest hip-hop label in the country. But the deeper Sal gets into the world of IXI, he realizes everything that glitters isn´t gold. Pushy corporate reps who want to steal his house, his growing feelings for a mysterious industry executive, and obscure messages hidden in plain sight are making it impossible to know what to believe. After the unthinkable happens and Sal thinks he´s found the person with all the answers, he learns there´s always another side of the story. Will Sal get what he´s looking for, or will he lose everything at the hands of those he thought he could trust? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josiah J. Bildner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049087/bk_acx0_049087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.