Dinner with Edward Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

Dinner with Edward


  • Author : Isabel Vincent
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616206048

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Dinner with Edward Excerpt :

A memoir of food and friendship “combining the warm-heartedness of Tuesdays with Morrie with the sensual splendor of Julie and Julia” (Booklist, starred review). Isabel Vincent first arrives at Edward’s New York apartment to check on him as a favor to his daughter. She has no idea that the nonagenarian baking a sublime roast chicken and a light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. But their meeting comes at a moment of transition for each of them: Edward wants nothing more than to follow his late wife to the grave, while Isabel is watching her marriage unravel. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward teaches Isabel the art of slowing down, taking the time to think through her own life—cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.” “A rare, beautifully crafted memoir that leaves you exhilarated.” —Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter “This is a memoir to treasure.” —Booklist (starred review)

Dinner With Edward Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

Dinner With Edward


  • Author : Isabel Vincent
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925475272

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Dinner With Edward Excerpt :

‘Everyone deserves her own Edward – and everyone deserves to read this book.’ When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter by agreeing to check in on her nonagenarian dad, Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette, the perfect martini or tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, sorrow and joy, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, ‘sustain us against the hungers of the world’.

DINNER WITH EDWARD Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

DINNER WITH EDWARD


  • Author : ISABEL. VINCENT
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 191159026X

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Midnight Sun Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Midnight Sun


  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316592253

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Midnight Sun Excerpt :

#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun, Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions of readers and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. An instant #1 New York Times BestsellerAn instant #1 USA Today BestsellerAn instant #1 Wall Street Journal BestsellerAn instant #1 IndieBound BestsellerApple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- New York Times

Sometimes I Lie Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Sometimes I Lie


  • Author : Alice Feeney
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250144836

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Sometimes I Lie Excerpt :

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book
Score: 4.5
From 135 Ratings

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763649425

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Excerpt :

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller -- now in a digest edition (Age 7 and up) Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. This beloved classic is now available in an accessible digest edition with black-and-white interior illustrations.

The Supremes at Earl s All You Can Eat Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

The Supremes at Earl s All You Can Eat


  • Author : Edward Kelsey Moore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307959935

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The Supremes at Earl s All You Can Eat Excerpt :

This diner in Plainview, Indiana is home away from home for Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they’ve weathered life’s storms for over four decades and counseled one another through marriage and children, happiness and the blues. Now, however, they’re about to face their most challenging year yet. Proud, talented Clarice is struggling to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities; beautiful Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair; and fearless Odette is about to embark on the most terrifying battle of her life. With wit, style and sublime talent, Edward Kelsey Moore brings together three devoted allies in a warmhearted novel that celebrates female friendship and second chances.

Half Magic Book
Score: 4
From 469 Ratings

Half Magic


  • Author : Edward Eager
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0152020683

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Half Magic Excerpt :

Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.

On Chesil Beach Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

On Chesil Beach


  • Author : Ian McEwan
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371218

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, the earnest young history student she met by chance and who unexpectedly wooed her and won her heart. Edward grew up in the country on the outskirts of Oxford where his father, the headmaster of the local school, struggled to keep the household together and his mother, brain-damaged from an accident, drifted in a world of her own. Edward’ s native intelligence, coupled with a longing to experience the excitement and intellectual fervour of the city, had taken him to University College in London. Falling in love with the accomplished, shy and sensitive Florence--and having his affections returned with equal intensity--has utterly changed his life. Their marriage, they believe, will bring them happiness, the confidence and the freedom to fulfill their true destinies. The glowing promise of the future, however, cannot totally mask their worries about the wedding night. Edward, who has had little experience with women, frets about his sexual prowess. Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by conflicting emotions and a fear of the moment she will surrender herself. From the precise and intimate depiction of two young lovers eager to rise above the hurts and confusion of the past, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is an extraordinary novel that brilliantly, movingly shows us how the entire course of a life can be changed--by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

See No Evil Book

See No Evil


  • Author : Isabel Vincent
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart Limited
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0433396199

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See No Evil Excerpt :

Christine Lamont and David Spencer were two young Canadian idealists who traveled to Latin America as human rights workers. But in 1989, the pair was charged in the kidnapping of a Brazilian millionaire. Although they pled innocent, they were convicted and sentenced to 28 years in prison. Here, Vincent, who has had access to Lamont and Spencer, retraces the story to show that the couple were anything but innocents abroad.

The Strange Case of Edward Gorey Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Strange Case of Edward Gorey


  • Author : Alexander Theroux
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606993842

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The Strange Case of Edward Gorey Excerpt :

Drawing from a multitude of reference and his own personal relationship to Gorey, literary heavyweight Alexander Theroux has accomplished an amazing feat of illuminating the real Edward Gorey with ambiguity, wit, fervor and reverence, combined with honest and clear-eyed appraisals of his work. No Gorey fan can be without it. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout.

Dinner at the Center of the Earth Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Dinner at the Center of the Earth


  • Author : Nathan Englander
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524732745

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Dinner at the Center of the Earth Excerpt :

A political thriller set against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the Pulitzer-nominated, bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “Blends elements of spy thriller and love story, magical realism, and an all-too-real history of one of the world’s most intractable problems: peace between Israel and its neighbors." —The Boston Globe In the Negev desert, a nameless prisoner languishes in a secret cell, his only companion the guard who has watched over him for a dozen years. Meanwhile, the prisoner’s arch nemesis—The General, Israel’s most controversial leader—lies dying in a hospital bed. From Israel and Gaza to Paris, Italy, and America, Englander provides a kaleidoscopic view of the prisoner’s unlikely journey to his cell. Dinner at the Center of the Earth is a tour de force—a powerful, wryly funny, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, and the man who improbably lands at the center of it all.

The Bridge Ladies Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Bridge Ladies


  • Author : Betsy Lerner
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062354488

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The Bridge Ladies Excerpt :

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn’t deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother’s Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won—but never-too-late—bond between mother and daughter.

Hitler s Silent Partners Book

Hitler s Silent Partners


  • Author : Isabel Vincent
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307366450

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Hitler s Silent Partners Excerpt :

Award-winning journalist Isabel Vincent unravels the labyrinthine story behind the headlines by taking us through the life of survivor Renée Appel, who found refuge in Canada. With her, we come to understand what it means to wait for justice: how, on the eve of war, desperate men and women entrusted their life savings to Swiss banks; how Nazis laundered gold looted from Jewish families; how the demands of international business, Swiss bank secrecy, and greed kept the truth hidden for over half a century and still prevent restitution from being made. Hitler's Silent Partners is a rigorous and often heartbreaking look at statistics seldom given a human face.

The Beast Within Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Beast Within


  • Author : Edward Levy
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2000-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469702179

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The Beast Within Excerpt :

CENTER PREPARE TO MEET THE BEAST WITHIN/center A lonely wife cheats. A brutal husband gets revenge. A not-so-innocent stranger hears a cellar door scrape shut—and begins twenty years of indescribable horror, chained in total darkness, feeding on live rats and human flesh, becoming himself the nightmare creature that lurks within us all…