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Coming-of-Age | Coming-of-Age

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Aug.29.2012
Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. It’s 1985 and her mom has passed away, her evil stepmother is pregnant, and her best friend has traded her in for a newer model. Fortunately, she’s about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus—the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ, Superstar. Apron is desperate to...
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Mar.20.2012
SYNOPSIS On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of a stroke. But what if Sibyl's patient wasn't dead—and Sybil...
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Jan.04.2012
Fourteen-year-old Jamie will never forget the summer of 1976. It's the summer when she has her first boyfriend, cute surfer Flip Jenkins; it's the summer when her two best friends get serious about sex, cigarettes, and tanning; it's the summer when her parents throw, yes, naked swim parties,...
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Jan.03.2012
The raucously funny story of one young American's quest to become the baddes dude on the planet (and possibly find inner peace along the way) Growing up a ninety-eight pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyeards of Kansas, Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin...
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Dec.08.2010
At first Anya Rosen's life in Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart. Then Anya finds a baby, a newborn abandoned on the street. Amelia Earhart goes missing. And it becomes...
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Jun.08.2010
At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a tip about an upcoming audition. The “casting director” told her that a rich businessman in Singapore would pay pretty American girls $20,000 if they stayed for two weeks to spice up his parties. Soon, Jillian found herself on a...
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Apr.25.2010
It was different this time; we weren’t acting on a dare. I knew our motive; we were practicing the act, hoping to impress the right boy when it came time. But then something happened—in the mix of the moment, in the mix of the alcohol. It wasn’t planned, but somehow our kissing experiment turned...
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Oct.13.2009
When twenty-five-year-old Mary Stuart learns she inherited a farm from her recently murdered grandparents-grandparents her father claimed had died before she was born-she becomes obsessed with finding out who they were and why someone wanted them dead. Along the way she accumulates a crew of feisty...
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Jun.30.2009
A swashbuckler set in the West Indies of the early 19th Century THE WITCH FROM THE SEA is a love story, a coming-of-age adventure and an eccentric comedy of manners about a woman who runs with the pirates to free herself from the conventional "rules" of gender, race and class. Tory Lightfoot, an...
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Nov.01.2008
THE SUMMER OF NAKED SWIM PARTIES WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE! CHOSEN AS A BEST SUMMER BOOK BY: THE TODAY SHOW THE NEW YORK POST NEW YORK MAGAZINE COSMO MAGAZINE PICKED IT AS THEIR "SEXY SUMMER READ!" BARNES AND NOBLE PICKED IT AS ONE OF...