Hiding My Candy Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Hiding My Candy


  • Author : The lady Chablis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671520953

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Hiding My Candy Excerpt :

The personal story of the famous drag queen from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" describes an abuse-marked childhood, character development, rise to stardom, and secrets of survival

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book
Score: 3.5
From 166 Ratings

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307538376

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

My Candy Castle Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

My Candy Castle


  • Author : Lily Karr
  • Publisher : Cartwheel Books
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : 0545281695

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My Candy Castle Excerpt :

Playing hide-and-seek in the Candy Castle, the princesses hide behind bookcases, chairs, and doors in a castle-shaped book with over forty flaps to lift.

The Candy Shop War Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Candy Shop War


  • Author : Brandon Mull
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481411196

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The Candy Shop War Excerpt :

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the new candy store owner Mrs. White, she gives them magical candy that endows them with super powers, but soon they find that along with these benefits are dangerous consequences.

Candy Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Candy


  • Author : Kevin Brooks
  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909489219

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Candy Excerpt :

Joe is hooked from the moment he sees Candy. What is it that catches his eye? Is it her hair, her smile, or just the way she's standing? When they chat over coffee there's an instant attraction - but can love ever be this sweet?

Arcade Catastrophe Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Arcade Catastrophe


  • Author : Brandon Mull
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481411202

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Arcade Catastrophe Excerpt :

Nate and his friends think the new Arcadeland, where tickets can earn jets, tanks, subs, and race cars, is totally cool, until they learn that the arcade owner is hiding a secret.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,621 Ratings

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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The Book Thief Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Of Mice and Men Book
Score: 4
From 2,950 Ratings

Of Mice and Men


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 1937
  • Genre: California
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780359199143

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Of Mice and Men Excerpt :

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.

The Winter of Candy Canes Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Winter of Candy Canes


  • Author : Debbie Viguié
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310569077

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The Winter of Candy Canes Excerpt :

They’re fun! They’re quirky! They’re Sweet Seasons—unlike any other girls’ books you’ve ever read. You could call them alternative, God-honoring chick lit. Join Candace Thompson on a sweet, lighthearted, and honest romp through the friendships, romances, family, school, faith, and values that make a girl’s life as full as it can be.Seasons change and so will life for at least one park employee.Christmas is coming! And an elf outfit and the minty scent of what seem like a gatrillion candy canes aren’t the only adjustments for Candace. Her biggest worry what to get her boyfriend for Christmas turns into a much larger project after Candace is reminded that real needs can be hiding right around the corner. Can this elf capture the true meaning of Christmas in time to make a difference?

The Strange Death of Father Candy Book

The Strange Death of Father Candy


  • Author : Les Roberts
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429984096

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The Strange Death of Father Candy Excerpt :

Vietnam veteran Dominick Candiotti has been long estranged from his family. His late parents were close to the ruling mob clan in Youngstown, his sister was a bad-tempered and dissatisfied nag, and his middle brother was a corruptible police lieutenant. But in 1985, their oldest brother Richard Candiotti---beloved by every Italian Catholic in Youngstown as "Father Candy"---dies, and Dominick returns home for the funeral. Dominick is greatly disturbed by Richard's death, which has been ruled a suicide. Dissatisfied with this answer, he sets out to find the truth, revealing secrets and coming face-to-face with brutality and violence. Award-winning author Les Roberts pens a riveting and moving tale about walking the fragile tightrope between love and hatred.

The Candy House Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The Candy House


  • Author : Jennifer Egan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476716763

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The Candy House Excerpt :

Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Oprah Daily, Glamour, USA Today, Parade, Bustle, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times, BuzzFeed, Vulture and many more! From one of the most celebrated writers of our time, a literary figure with cult status, a “sibling novel” to her Pulitzer Prize- and ​NBCC Award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad—an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity and meaning in a world where memories and identities are no longer private. The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is “one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.” Bix is 40, with four kids, restless, desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or “externalizing” memory. It’s 2010. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, “Own Your Unconscious”—that allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others—has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. In spellbinding interlocking narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also extraordinarily moving, a testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption. In the world of Egan’s spectacular imagination, there are “counters” who track and exploit desires and there are “eluders,” those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles—from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter

Wild Game Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Wild Game


  • Author : Adrienne Brodeur
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328519030

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Wild Game Excerpt :

On a hot July night on Cape Cod, at the age of 14, Brodeur became a confidante to her mother's affair with her husband's closest friend. Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help, but when the affair had calamitous consequences for everyone involved, Brodeau was driven into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. In her memoir she examines how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. -- adapted from jacket

Stories from Candyland Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

Stories from Candyland


  • Author : Candy Spelling
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1429921188

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Stories from Candyland Excerpt :

Carole Gene Marer spent her girlhood dreaming of meeting Rock Hudson, but when she finally had the chance—on her second date with her future husband, television mogul Aaron Spelling—she was so shy she hid all night in the powder room. How Candy morphed from that quiet girl into a seemingly-confident, stylish trophy wife, mistress of the largest house in Los Angeles (70,000 square feet when you count the attic) is at the heart of Stories from Candyland. The life Candy created for her family—her husband and children Tori and Randy—was fabulous, over-the-top, and often magical. So what if California Christmases don't come with snow? Let's make some on the tennis court! How do we take a cross-country family vacation with a dad who doesn't fly? By private train car, of course (with an extra for the fifty-two pieces of luggage). The kids want to dress up for Halloween? No problem, why not call in Nolan Miller to design their costumes? Candy had a hand in some of the most beloved television shows of all time (she once stopped production on "Dynasty" because Krystle Carrington's engagement ring was not spectacular enough), has entertained half of Hollywood in epic fashion, and lives an enviable life. But under all the fun and showmanship lies a more interesting character, still wrestling with some of the insecurities of her ingénue self. Oprah threw her into a major panic with a discussion of hoarding. A lifelong humming habit evolved as a unique coping mechanism. And there's nothing like being defined as, "well, you know, complicated" by your daughter on television and in her own book. Stories from Candyland sparkles with glamour and grand gestures. But it also satisfies with some more intimate Candy concerns: why being a perfect wife and mother was so important to her, how cooking and cleaning can keep the home fires burning, why collections matter, and whether dogs are better judges of people than people are. Visit Candyland in these pages and get a glimpse of a

Hiding in the Spotlight Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Hiding in the Spotlight


  • Author : Greg Dawson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-06-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132222972

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Hiding in the Spotlight Excerpt :

The author relates the remarkable story of his pianist mother, a child prodigy who escaped certain death when the Nazis invaded Ukraine, adopted a new identity, and came under the protection of a Nazi commander who heard her play.