Scary Close Book

Scary Close


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400203970

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Scary Close Excerpt :

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

Scary Close  International Edition  Book

Scary Close International Edition


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0718035674

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Scary Close International Edition Excerpt :

When fling after fling led to lots of drama and a long series of heartaches, Donald Miller decided he'd had enough. There must be a better way to soothe loneliness without jumping on a roller coaster, to feel affirmation without putting on a show, to find true love. It wasn't just about finding the right girl, though that helped. Once he found her, he had to know what to do or "who to be." A manipulative control freak? A successful workaholic? His usual methods had drawbacks. But the alternatives were not just hard to do; they were hard to imagine. Nevertheless, at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2009-09-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418585877

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Excerpt :

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

Scary  Scary Halloween Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Scary Scary Halloween


  • Author : Eve Bunting
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1988-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 089919799X

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Scary Scary Halloween Excerpt :

"I peer outside, there's something there. That makes me shiver, spikes my hair. It must be Halloween. Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat. Vampires prowl; witches and ghosts glide past. A sheeted creature thumps his feet on the steps and drags his claws across the floor. This fall favorite is now a book and CD, with optional page-turn signals and spooky sound effects, sure to capture the eerie feeling of Halloween for little ones excited to trick-or-treat"--Publisher description.

Behind Closed Doors Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Behind Closed Doors


  • Author : B. A. Paris
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250121011

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Behind Closed Doors Excerpt :

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From

Blue Like Jazz Book
Score: 3.5
From 4,562 Ratings

Blue Like Jazz


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400204588

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Blue Like Jazz Excerpt :

A popular minister recounts his zealous early life pursuit of the Christian life and his experiences of emptiness and spiritual detachment, tracing his quest to connect with a God he perceived as distant.

Stay Close Book
Score: 3
From 148 Ratings

Stay Close


  • Author : Harlan Coben
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561171

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Stay Close Excerpt :

NOW A NETFLIX SERIES AND A NETFLIX BOOK CLUB PICK! The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger proves that the past never truly fades away in this shocking thriller. Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer but now finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo. Broome is a detective who can’t let go of a cold case. Each is hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect. When the terrible consequences of long-ago events threaten to ruin their quiet suburban lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. As Megan, Ray, and Broome are faced with the excitement of temptation and the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades—they will discover a hard truth: the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.

Father Fiction Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Father Fiction


  • Author : Donald Miller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439169193

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Father Fiction Excerpt :

CHAPTERS FOR A FATHERLESS GENERATION With honest humor and raw self-revelation, bestselling author Donald Miller tells the story of growing up without a father and openly talks about the issues that befall the fatherless generation. Raw and candid, Miller moves from self-pity and brokenness to hope and strength, highlighting a path for millions who are floundering in an age without positive male role models. Speaking to both men and women who grew up without a father—whether that father was physically absent or just emotionally aloof—this story of longing and ultimate hope will be a source of strength. Single moms and those whose spouses grew up in fatherless homes will find new understanding of those they love as they travel along this literary journey. This is a story of hope and promise. And if you let it, Donald Miller’s journey will be an informal guide to pulling the rotted beams out from our foundations and replacing them with something upon which we can build our lives.

Don t Stand So Close to Me Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Don t Stand So Close to Me


  • Author : Eric Walters
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459827899

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Don t Stand So Close to Me Excerpt :

Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks—even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn’s father is an ER doctor and has to self-isolate to protect his family from the virus. Isaac’s mother is the chief of police and now has to enforce new physical-distancing bylaws. Reese can’t visit her grandmother in her care home anymore. And their entire school has moved to online classes. Sacrifices have to be made to keep everyone safe, but there’s more to life than rules and scary news reports. In an effort to find some good in all this uncertainty, Quinn comes up with an idea that she hopes will bring the entire community together.

Tell Me a Scary Story   But Not Too Scary  Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Tell Me a Scary Story But Not Too Scary


  • Author : Carl Reiner
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316049559

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Tell Me a Scary Story But Not Too Scary Excerpt :

Everyone loves scary stories and award-winning comedy writer/director Carl Reiner invites readers to huddle close as he tells a young boy's tale of the mysterious house next door. Something with red beams of light shooting from its eyes was coming down the basement stairs. It came closer and closer... the hair on the back of my neck was sticking straight out. I finally saw it- and it was alive! As the story becomes spookier and spookier, Reiner pauses to ask "Shall we turn the page- or is it too scary?" That's for you to decide! Parents and children can read along together as they listen to spooky sound effects and Carl Reiner's hilarious performance of Tell Me a Scary Story... on the accompanying CD.

Lord of the Flies Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,864 Ratings

Lord of the Flies


  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571290581

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Lord of the Flies Excerpt :

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Creepy Carrots  Book
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings

Creepy Carrots


  • Author : Aaron Reynolds
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442453098

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Creepy Carrots Excerpt :

In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Includes audio! Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they? Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

If You Feel Too Much Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

If You Feel Too Much


  • Author : Jamie Tworkowski
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698409354

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If You Feel Too Much Excerpt :

The New York Times Bestseller In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms,” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful that it quickly went viral, giving birth to a non-profit organization of the same name. Now, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is an internationally recognized leader in suicide prevention and a source of hope, encouragement, and support for people worldwide. If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and okay to ask for help. If You Feel Too Much is an important book from one of this generation’s most important voices.

Lock Every Door Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Lock Every Door


  • Author : Riley Sager
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524745158

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Lock Every Door Excerpt :

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Looking for a suspense novel that will keep you up until way past midnight? Look no further than Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager.”—Stephen King No visitors. No nights spent elsewhere. No disturbing the rich and famous residents. These are the rules for Jules Larsen’s new job apartment sitting at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile buildings. Recently heartbroken—and just plain broke—Jules is taken in by the splendor and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. As she gets to know the occupants and staff, Jules is drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who reminds her so much of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew has a dark history hidden beneath its gleaming façade, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day when Ingrid seemingly vanishes. Searching for the truth, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s sordid past. But by uncovering the secrets within its walls, Jules exposes herself to untold terrors. Because once you’re in, the Bartholomew doesn’t want you to leave....

In the Dream House Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

In the Dream House


  • Author : Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher : Strange Light
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771094514

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In the Dream House Excerpt :

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope--haunted houses, erotica, bildungsroman--in which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations about the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships. Machado's dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, Star Trek and Disney villains, fairy tales, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.