Eligible Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,919 Ratings


  • Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812980349

Eligible Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE TIMES (UK) This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving. Praise for Eligible “Even the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Blissful . . . Sittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish, witty way you’d guess even Jane Austen would be pleased.”—People (book of the week) “[A] sparkling, fresh contemporary retelling.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Sittenfeld] is the ideal modern-day reinterpreter. Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, her arch, pithy, dropped-mike observatio

The Man of My Dreams Book
Score: 3
From 29 Ratings

The Man of My Dreams

  • Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006-05-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588365392

The Man of My Dreams Excerpt :

In her acclaimed debut novel, Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld created a touchstone with her pitch-perfect portrayal of adolescence. Her prose is as intensely realistic and compelling as ever in The Man of My Dreams, a disarmingly candid and sympathetic novel about the collision of a young woman’s fantasies of family and love with the challenges and realities of adult life. Hannah Gavener is fourteen in the summer of 1991. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah’s own life, her parents’ marriage is crumbling. And somewhere in between these two extremes—just maybe—lie the answers to love’s most bewildering questions. But over the next decade and a half, as she moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, Hannah finds that the questions become more rather than less complicated: At what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed-up childhood? Is settling for someone who’s not your soul mate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a guy who might not love you back, are you being plucky—or just pathetic? None of the relationships in Hannah’s life are without complications. There’s her father, whose stubbornness Hannah realizes she’s unfortunately inherited; her gorgeous cousin, Fig, whose misbehavior alternately intrigues and irritates Hannah; Henry, whom Hannah first falls for in college, while he’s dating Fig; and the boyfriends who love her more or less than she deserves, who adore her or break her heart. By the time she’s in her late twenties, Hannah has finally figured out what she wants most—but she doesn’t yet know whether she’ll find the courage to go after it. Full of honesty and humor, The Man of My Dreams is an unnervingly insightful and beautifully written examination of the outside forces and personal choices that make us who we are.

Canadian Immunization Guide Book

Canadian Immunization Guide

  • Author : Canada. National Advisory Committee on Immunization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Immunization
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0660193922

Canadian Immunization Guide Excerpt :

The seventh edition of the Canadian Immunization Guide was developed by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), with the support ofthe Immunization and Respiratory Infections Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, to provide updated information and recommendations on the use of vaccines in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada conducted a survey in 2004, which confi rmed that the Canadian Immunization Guide is a very useful and reliable resource of information on immunization.

International Tax Agreements Book

International Tax Agreements

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-10-05
  • Genre: Double taxation
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105062399170

International Tax Agreements Excerpt :

Introducing Literary Criticism Book

Introducing Literary Criticism

  • Author : Owen Holland
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848319059

Introducing Literary Criticism Excerpt :

From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a rich and complex discipline. Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of literature, and exploring theoretical and practical approaches, this unique illustrated guide will help readers of all levels to get more out of their reading.

Verification of Eligibility for Employment and Benefits Book

Verification of Eligibility for Employment and Benefits

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Alien labor certification
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210024919415

Verification of Eligibility for Employment and Benefits Excerpt :

Federal Higher Education Programs Institutional Eligibility Book

Federal Higher Education Programs Institutional Eligibility

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Special Subcommittee on Education
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Federal aid to higher education
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105009918264

Federal Higher Education Programs Institutional Eligibility Excerpt :

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

  • Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199555642

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Excerpt :

"First published as a World's classics paperback, 1994. Reissued as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 1999."--T.p. verso.