They May Not Mean To  But They Do Book
Score: 3.5
From 72 Ratings

They May Not Mean To But They Do


  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712204

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They May Not Mean To But They Do Book Description :

From one of America’s greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don’t just grow, they grow old, and the clan’s matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy’s beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. And they didn’t count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids. The New York Times–bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called “full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen’s own” (The New York Review of Books), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.

They May Not Mean To  But They Do Book
Score: 3.5
From 72 Ratings

They May Not Mean To But They Do


  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1250132126

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They May Not Mean To But They Do Book Description :

The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old, and the clan's matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy's beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. And they didn't count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as her own kids.The New York Times -bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called "full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [Jane] Austen's own" ( The New York Review of Books ), and here she is at her best. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is an intensely human, profound, and honest examination of three generations, all coming of age together. - For readers of Rachel Joyce and Anne Tyler

They May Not Mean To  But They Do Book
Score: 3.5
From 72 Ratings

They May Not Mean To But They Do


  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374280130

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They May Not Mean To But They Do Book Description :

"A novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love from one of America's greatest comic novelists"--

The Grammarians Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Grammarians


  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712198

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The Grammarians Book Description :

An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret “twin” tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition. Cathleen Schine has written a playful and joyful celebration of the interplay of language and life. A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best.

The Love Letter Book
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Love Letter


  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544300606

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The Love Letter Book Description :

A bookseller is obsessed with a mysterious love note in the New York Times–bestselling author’s “sophisticated and witty valentine of a novel” (People). Intelligent, sexy, and fortyish, Helen MacFarquhar is a woman in control of her life and everyone in it—until an anonymous love letter falls into her hands one summer morning. Helen has been leading a blissful existence as the proprietor of a small bookstore in a quaint New England seaside town. She beguiles her customers into buying the titles she recommends, and flirts shamelessly with nearly every one of the town’s eccentric residents. But Helen’s self-confidence falters when the love letter arrives in her mail. “How do you fall in love?” the letter asks, and the question becomes Helen’s obsession, in this “smart, moving, and funny” (Detroit Free Press) story by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport and They May Not Mean To, But They Do.

The Three Weissmanns of Westport Book
Score: 3.5
From 52 Ratings

The Three Weissmanns of Westport


  • Author : Cathleen Schine
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429936378

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The Three Weissmanns of Westport Book Description :

A New York Times Best Seller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Betty Weissmann has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years. Exiled from her elegant New York apartment by her husband's mistress, she and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage. In Schine's playful and devoted homage to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, the impulsive sister is Miranda, a literary agent entangled in a series of scandals, and the more pragmatic sister is Annie, a library director, who feels compelled to move in and watch over her capricious mother and sister. Schine's witty, wonderful novel The Three Weissmanns of Westport "is simply full of pleasure: the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of Austen, and the pleasure that the characters so rightly and humorously pursue....An absolute triumph" (The Cleveland Plain Dealer).

High Windows Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

High Windows


  • Author : Philip Larkin
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571263240

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High Windows Book Description :

When Philip Larkin's High Windows first appeared, Kingsley Amis spoke for a large and loyal readership when he wrote: 'Larkin's admirers need only be told that he is as good as ever here, if not slightly better.' Like Betjeman and Hardy, Larkin is a poet who can move a large audience - without betraying the highest artistic standards. The poems in High Windows illustrate Larkin's unrivalled ability to bring lyrical expression to ordinary, urban lives. It is a gift that makes him one of the most truly popular of the twentieth century's poets.

The Republic Book

The Republic


  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

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The Republic Book Description :

THE Republic of Plato is the longest of his works with the exception of the Laws, and is certainly the greatest of them. There are nearer approaches to modern metaphysics in the Philebus and in the Sophist; the Politicus or Statesman is more ideal; the form and institutions of the State are more clearly drawn out in the Laws; as works of art, the Symposium and the Protagoras are of higher excellence. But no other Dialogue of Plato has the same largeness of view and the same perfection of style; no other shows an equal knowledge of the world, or contains more of those thoughts which are new as well as old, and not of one age only but of all. Nowhere in Plato is there a deeper irony or a greater wealth of humour or imagery, or more dramatic power. Nor in any other of his writings is the attempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy. Aeterna Press

Hour of the Star Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Hour of the Star


  • Author : Clarice Lispector
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718196028

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Hour of the Star Book Description :

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly and unloved. Yet telling her story is the narrator Rodrigo S.M., who tries to direct Macabéa's fate but comes to realize that, for all her outward misery, she is inwardly free. Slyly subverting ideas of poverty, identity, love and the art of writing itself, Clarice Lispector's audacious last novel is a haunting portrayal of innocence in a bad world.

Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,643 Ratings

Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Jay Asher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-12-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451478269

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Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition Book Description :

**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that's been changing lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and never-before-seen additional content, including: · An introduction from its award-winning author, Jay Asher; · The until-now-secret alternate ending for Hannah and Clay that almost was; · Early notes and ideas of how the story came to be; · Deleted scenes; · And more! You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever. Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential. Find more resources at 13reasonswhy.info. Find out how you can help someone in crisis at bethe1to.com.