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The right fit / Dubois, Daphne.

When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fianc ̌is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan-unbridled rebound sex with a stranger. As one of Toronto's hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defenseman hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club. That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved-the right fit.

The sisters of Sugarcreek : a novel / Liggett, Cathy

Many lives were changed the day a fire burned down Faith Community Church, devastating the small town of Sugarcreek, Ohio. Now a young Amish widow, Lydia Gruber faces an uncertain future. Her husband, a craftsman and volunteer firefighter, always took care of everything, keeping her isolated from others in their community. Without anyone or any skills, how will she survive? With the death of her beloved aunt Rose in the fire, single mom Jessica Holtz inherits Rose's Knit One Quilt Too cottage. Though determined to keep the shop open in her aunt's memory, she doesn't know the first thing about knitting and quilting and begins to see her aunt's dream slip through her fingers. When Liz Cannon lost her dear friend Rose, she also lost her partner in the Secret Stitches Society-the name they gave themselves while delivering gifts of hope to troubled folks in the dark of night. Liz convinces Jessica to keep the anonymous society going, despite the younger women's inadequacy with knitting and sewing needles. But soon Liz has problems of her own as the life she has rebuilt for herself begins to crumble again. When Liz and Jessica choose Lydia for their first mission, the three women cross paths and form an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of tragedy. As they walk together through triumph and heartbreak-through grief and new chances at love-they begin to discover that with friends by your side, a stitch of hope can be found anywhere.

The three little pigs / Davidson, Susanna

"I'll huff...and puff...and blow your house down!" Three little pigs have set out to build houses of their own, but they run into a Big Bad Wolf of a problem! With beautiful and charming illustrations to enjoy again and again, this simple retelling of the children's classic fairy tale is perfect for readers of all ages.

The trouble with reality : a rumination on moral panic in our time / Gladstone, Brooke

Reality. It used to seem so simple-reality just was, like the weather. Why question it, let alone disagree about it? And then came the assault, an unending stream of "fake news," "alternative facts," and lies disguised as truths that is overwhelming our notions of reality. Now we can't even agree on what a fact is, let alone what is real. How on earth did we get here? Every week, the award-winning journalist Brooke Gladstone, along with her co-host Bob Garfield, reaches 1.2 million listeners through more than 420 NPR affiliate stations with WNYC Studios' On the Media, a shrewd and witty newsmagazine that analyzes media and how it shapes our perceptions of the world. With her front-row perch on the day's events and genius for making insightful, rapid-fire connections, Gladstone is ideally suited to explain The Trouble with Reality. Reality, as she shows us, was never what we thought it was-there is always a bubble, people are always subjective and prey to stereotypes. And that makes reality more vulnerable than we ever thought. Enter Donald J. Trump and his team of advisors. For them, as she writes, lying is the point. The more blatant the lie, the easier it is to hijack reality and assert power over the truth. Drawing on writers as diverse as Hannah Arendt, Walter Lippmann, and Jonathan Swift, she dissects this strategy straight out of the authoritarian playbook and shows how the Trump team mastered it. She analyzes Trump's preferred method of communication-Twitter- and the various types of Trump's tweets including the "diversion tweet," the "trial balloon tweet," the "deflection tweet." And she offers hope-the inevitable reckoning history tells us we can count on-and a way to recover both our belief in reality and our sanity.

The wackiest joke book ever

Kids can't resist sharing jokes (even you try to stop them), so they always need a fresh supply. We've stuffed the pages of this little book with the silliest jokes we could find. Old favorites, new favorites, and a few festering stinkers-all guaranteed to make kids laugh out loud. Here's a sampling: Q. Why was the skeleton afraid to cross the road? A. He had no guts. Q. What did the lips say to the eyes? A. Between you and me, something smells. Q. Why did all of the students eat their homework? A. The teacher said the questions were a piece of cake.

The white boy shuffle / Beatty, Paul

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people". A bombastic coming-of-age novel that has the uncanny ability to make readers want to laugh and cry at the same time. Beatty mingles horrific reality with wild fancy in this remarkable debut novel.

The wide circumference of love : a novel / Golden, Marita

From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer's disease.You just can't plan for this kind of thing.Diane Tate certainly hasn't. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As a respected family court judge, she's spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband's health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control.As Gregory's memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once wasand learn to love the man he has become. For Diane' daughter Lauren, it means honoring her father by following in his footsteps as a successful architect. For her son Sean, it means finding a way to repair the strained relationship with his father before it's too late. Supporting her children in a changing landscape, Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family togetheruntil her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new pathand discover her own capacity for love.

The wind in the willows / Cheshire, Marc

For more than a century, The Wind in the Willows and its endearing protagonists have enchanted children of all ages. Whether the four friends are setting forth on an exciting adventure, engaging in a comic caper, or simply relaxing by the River Thames, their stories are among the most charming in all English literature. Alternately slow moving and fast-paced, the novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and is celebrated for its evocation of the pastoral nature of the Thames valley.

The world unseen / Ray, Lisa

In 1950's South Africa, a free-spirited caf ̌owner falls for a young wife and mother. Their unexpected attraction pushes them to question the cruel rules of a world that divides white from black and women from men, but a world that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

The youth = : Mládí / Asimov, Isaac
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Two young boys find some very unusual new pets in this short story from a Grand Master of Science Fiction. Tagging along while his astronomer father visits an industrialist at his vast estate, young Slim is lucky enough to make fast friends with the industrialist's son, Red, who has recently caught some very strange animals on the property. The animals seem intelligent enough, and Red recruits Slim to help him train the odd creatures to do circus tricks. But the boys are about to discover their playthings aren't exactly animals-and they've allowed themselves to be caught for a reason . . . Youth is a riveting tale from the author of countless classics, including I, Robot and the Foundation Trilogy, which won the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.