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The After Party

The After Party

Author: Anton DiSclafani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161238
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-05-17
"A vintage version of 'Gossip Girl' meets bigger hair." —The Skimm "DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail." —People One of the Best New Books for Summer 2016 – Good Housekeeping One of the 3 Beach Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down – O Magazine From the bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of lifelong female friendship – in all its intimate agony and joy – set within a world of wealth, beauty, and expectation. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are twenty-five, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance.
The Afterparty

The Afterparty

Author: Leo Benedictus
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099552566
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-02-02
Literary agent Valerie Morrell receives an email from prospective author William Mendez, containing the first chapters of a promising new novel. Mendez's book tells the story of an April night, when a nervous, nerdy journalist takes his boss's invitation to an A-list party and meets a reclusive film star, his junkie supermodel wife and a wide-eyed pop singer. Valerie is hooked by the scandalous tale of decadence, drugs and disasters, but as the book unfolds, chapter by chapter, email by email, building to a terrible climax, a parallel story emerges - of an author with an unusual, almost unreal, desire for anonymity. Who is William Mendez? And whose tale is he really telling... WITH PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN MATERIAL FOR THE PAPERBACK LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE
Afterparty

Afterparty

Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442423250
Pages: 432
Year: 2015-01-06
Tired of always being the good girl, Emma forms a friendship with fun and alluring Siobhan, but Siobhan's dangerous lifestyle becomes more than Emma can handle.
Afterparty

Afterparty

Author: Daryl Gregory
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466829281
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-04-22
It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide. Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right. A mind-bending and violent chase across Canada and the US, Daryl Gregory's Afterparty is a last chance to save civilization, or die trying. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
After the Party

After the Party

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451609124
Pages: 464
Year: 2011-08-16
"Lisa Jewell’s writing is like a big warm hug. After the Party is a touching, insightful, and gripping story which I simply couldn’t put down." —Sophie Kinsella From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes an irresistible novel about the power of starting over. Eleven years ago, Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary fell deeply in love. They thought it would be forever, that they’d found their happy ending. As everyone agreed, they were the perfect couple. Then two became four, and an apartment became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn’t quite so simple anymore. But through it all, Jem and Ralph still loved each other. Of course they did. Now Jem is back at work part-time as a talent agent. Ralph, a successful painter, is struggling to come up with new, hopefully groundbreaking, work for his upcoming show. But the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. And in the chaos of family life, Jem feels like she’s losing herself, while Ralph, stuck on the sidelines, feels like he’s lost his muse altogether. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become momentarily distracted—but maybe it’s not too late to recapture happily ever after…
The After Party

The After Party

Author: Jana Prikryl
Publisher: Seal Books
ISBN: 1101906235
Pages: 112
Year: 2016
"A debut collection from a major new voice in contemporary poetry"--
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Author: Anton DiSclafani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616288
Pages: 432
Year: 2013-06-04
“This summer’s first romantic page turner.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Named a most anticipated book for Summer 2013 by The Wall Street Journaland Publishers Weekly and USA Today, NPR, and People summer reads pick From the author of The After Party, a lush, sexy, evocative debut novel of family secrets and girls’-school rituals, set in the 1930s South. It is 1930, the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its complex social strata ordered by money, beauty, and girls’ friendships, the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a far remove from the free-roaming, dreamlike childhood Thea shared with her twin brother on their family’s citrus farm—a world now partially shattered. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her here, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order, one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family, her country. Weaving provocatively between home and school, the narrative powerfully unfurls the true story behind Thea’s expulsion from her family, but it isn’t long before the mystery of her past is rivaled by the question of how it will shape her future. Part scandalous love story, part heartbreaking family drama, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is an immersive, transporting page-turner—a vivid, propulsive novel about sex, love, family, money, class, home, and horses, all set against the ominous threat of the Depression—and the major debut of an important new writer.
War

War

Author: Brian Gruber
Publisher:
ISBN: 1530435404
Pages: 420
Year: 2016-04-22
WAR: The Afterparty is a round-the-world tour through countries that have received American military forces in the pursuit of freedom, democracy, justice, and the free flow of commerce. In Southeast Asia, the Greater Middle East, the Balkans and Central America, author Brian Gruber records oral histories from political and religious leaders, writers, teachers, mothers and combatants who witnessed history from the other end of the gun barrel.Do we accomplish in war what we say we will? After the party is over, what are war's real effects? This is the story of the Afterparty, in the words of those uniquely able to make an assessment.
After the Party

After the Party

Author: Cressida Connolly
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 0241327733
Pages: 272
Year: 2018-09-07
'I always wanted to be friends with both my sisters. Perhaps that was the source, really, of all the troubles of my life...' It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory. At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever. 'Wonderfully subtle and compelling' Linda Grant 'Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric' Sunday Times 'Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer... [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful, tragicomic... beautifully researched' The Times
Ralph's Party

Ralph's Party

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916176
Pages: 368
Year: 1999-05-06
Meet the residents of 31 Almanac Road ... Ralph and Smith are flatmates and best mates - until, that is, the gorgeous Jemima moves in. And suddenly they're bickering about a lot more than who drank the last beer. Of course, Jem knows that one of them is the man for her - but is it Ralph or Smith? Upstairs, Karl and Siobhan have been happily unmarried for fifteen years - until, that is, Cheri moves into the flat above theirs. Cheri's got her eye on Karl and doesn't see why she should let a little thing like his girlfriend stand in her way ... Sooner or later its all got to come to a head - and what better place for tears and laughter, break ups and make ups than Ralph's party?
Lydia's Party

Lydia's Party

Author: Margaret Hawkins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635444
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-01-23
An exquisite and profound tale for fans of Anne Tyler and Anna Quindlen Glowingly reviewed everywhere from O, The Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping to sites across the blogosphere, Lydia’s Party sparks “a-ha” moments and heartfelt conversations about friendship, regrets, and ambitions. Margaret Hawkins’s earlier books, all published by small presses, have gained her a devoted following, but this gem of a novel will introduce her to the wider audience she deserves. Lydia is hosting her “Bleak Midwinter Bash,” a late Christmas party that has become an annual tradition. Her guests—six friends who bonded twenty years ago over art, dogs, and their budding careers and romances—think they know everything about one another, but tonight Lydia prepares to shock them with a devastating announcement. From the Trade Paperback edition.
After the Party

After the Party

Author: Andrew Feinstein
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844676277
Pages: 307
Year: 2010
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48 Peaks

48 Peaks

Author: Cheryl Suchors
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631524747
Pages: 320
Year: 2018-09-11
Floundering in her second career, the one she’s always wanted, forty-eight year old Cheryl Suchors resolves that, despite a fear of heights, her mid-life success depends on hiking the highest of the grueling White Mountains in New Hampshire. All forty-eight of them. She endures injuries, novice mistakes, and the heartbreaking loss of a best friend. When breast cancer threatens her own life, she seeks solace and recovery in the wild. Her quest takes ten years. Regardless of the need since childhood to feel successful and in control, climbing teaches her mastery isn’t enough and control is often an illusion. Connecting with friends and with nature, Suchors redefines success: she discovers a source of spiritual nourishment, spaces powerful enough to absorb her grief, and joy in the persistence of love and beauty. 48 Peaks inspires us to believe that, no matter what obstacles we face, we too can attain our summits.
Unpossible

Unpossible

Author: Daryl Gregory
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933846437
Pages: 276
Year: 2013-07-01
A PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BEST BOOK of 2011! The short stories in this first collection by critically acclaimed writer Daryl Gregory run the gamut from science fiction to contemporary fantasy, with a few stories that defy easy classification. His characters may be neuroscientists, superhero sidekicks, middle-aged heroes of children's stories, or fantatics spreading a virus-borne religion, but they are all convincingly human.
After the Game

After the Game

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 148143893X
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-08-22
The third book in Glines' #1 "New York Times"-bestselling Field Party series. Two years ago, Riley Young fled Lawton, Alabama, after accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape. Everyone had called her a liar. Now she's back, raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett's.