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The Summerhouse

Author : Jude Deveraux
ISBN : 9781471104176
Genre : Fiction
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'Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past?' Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. They plan to share this momentous occasion together at a summerhouse in Maine, talking up a storm and taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their 'what-might-have-beens' into reality. Leslie, Madison and Ellie met nineteen years ago, in the most unlikely of places: stuck in line at the New York City Department of Motor Vehicles. From that memorable day, the day they each turned twenty-one, they quickly grew into an intimate trio of friends. Now, as they reunite on their fortieth birthdays, they each find a puzzling card from a 'Madame Zoya' offering them the chance of a lifetime: to relive any three months from the past...
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On The Summerhouse Steps

Author : Anne Fine
ISBN : 9781409047438
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ione Muffett is alone in the summerhouse when she meets Ned Hump - a wacky student who is in love with her professor father's secretary, Caroline. In a zany and uninhibited twenty-four hours, Ione helps bring the two together, culminating in a wonderfully anarchic picnic. And as Ned then helps Ione with her plan to help famine victims by running a bring and buy sale, Ione's confidence in herself slowly begins to grow . . .
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Return To The Summerhouse

Author : Jude Deveraux
ISBN : 9781847397294
Genre : Fiction
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The sequel to the bestselling THE SUMMERHOUSE tells the story of three women who are given the chance to go back in time and recreate their history. Amy is perfectionist with a wonderful husband and two young boys, but when she suffers a miscarriage, she suddenly realizes her life isn't as ideal as it seems on the outside. Faith, is in her 30s but looks years older. Her husband died a year ago, but she is really mourning another man - one she let go years ago. And Zoe, a painter, who dresses in black and has multiple piercings, suffered a brain injury and can't recall anything after her high school prom. All she knows is that she did something so horrible that her entire hometown hates her. These three women, with nothing in common except for shared pain, are united one weekend in a summerhouse in Maine. There they meet Madame Zoya and her sister Primrose who have mystical powers and give them the opportunity to alter their own histories. When Amy decides to return to 18th century Georgian England to see if she can change her husband's ancestor, the other women elect to go with her and all three are given a chance to create their own happily ever after.
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Dead Guy At The Summerhouse

Author : Marian Allen
ISBN : 9781942166092
Genre : Fiction
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It was 1968. Like a lot of seventeen-year-old males that summer, I was thinking about death. Not Bobby Kennedy's or Martin Luther King's. I was contemplating my own. I could feel my eighteenth birthday looming and I had to wonder if I'd spend my nineteenth in Vietnam, in Canada, in jail, or in the Great Hereafter. It was nearly the last mentioned, and not at the hands of the VC, either. I came this close to having my goozle slit right here at home in good old nothing-ever-happens Faelin, Indiana. Mitch Franklin thinks he's got it made when the town's wealthiest eccentric hires him to look after her two lapdogs. Then he meets her family. Five years ago, the last guy she hired played head games the family and servants are still trying to recover from. He also wound up dead. Now, some people think Mitch might be just like him. Some people think Mitch might BE him, back from the grave. Will Mitch survive the anniversary of his predecessor's death, or will he be another DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE?
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The Swing In The Summerhouse

Author : Jane Langton
ISBN : 0064401243
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The swing in the summer house sweeps four children and two adults into frightening and mystifying journeys that help them all towards their hearts' desires.
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The View From The Summerhouse

Author : Barbara Whitnell
ISBN : 0745137091
Genre : English fiction
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As a young GI, David Holt had fallen in love with the Carne family. But the events of his last horrifying stormy night on the Cornish cliffs have remained a mystery.
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The Summerhouse

Author : Patricia Wentworth
ISBN : 9781453223888
Genre : Fiction
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When a controlling old woman is murdered, her caretaking daughter is the prime suspect: “Miss Silver is marvelous” (Daily Mail). Althea Graham might have had a life of her own, had it not been for her mother. But when her father died she inherited her bitter, temperamental parent along with the house, and she has borne that burden ever since. She nearly escaped once, but her engagement to Nicholas Carey caused her mother to fall into illness, convincing Althea to keep living with her until the sickness claimed her life. That was five years ago, and Mrs. Graham is as fit as ever. Althea’s gloom lifts when Nicholas returns, and it appears that love may bloom again. Mother clings as tightly as ever, of course, but Althea has hope once more. Then murder comes to their household, and the young woman’s last chance at happiness is dashed forever—unless Maud Silver, the gentlewoman detective, can save the day.
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The Brothers Karamazov Annotated With Critical Essay And Biography

Author : Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN : 9781610427197
Genre : Fiction
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The Brothers Karamazov is a novel of realism and tells a dynastic story. It explores life and what it means through the use of a dysfunctional family, the Karamazovs. The family is headed by Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, a cruel landowner, who has neglected and emotionally abuses his three sons. The eldest son, Dmitry, is in competition with his father over the same woman, although he is engaged to another. The same son has given up his inheritance in order to have money immediately, but suspects his father is cheating him financially.
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Still She Wished For Company

Author : Margaret Irwin
ISBN : 9781448203406
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The story moves between the 1920s and the 1770s, following two heroines: 20th century Jan Challard, a London girl, and 18th century Juliana Clare, the youngest daughter of an aristocratic Berkshire family. Jan is independent and spirited, but leads a humdrum life, working in an office, and walks out with a very suitable young man. Juliana, at 17 years of age, is getting the upbringing of a young lady in the enormous family mansion, Chidleigh, and her life is devoid of excitement and event. The two heroines can see one another from time to time, momentarily, through some rent in the fabric of time, but never manage to meet and interact. Their lives converge as Juliana's world is turned upside down; her father dies and her notoriously wicked and mysterious brother, Lucian Clare, returns to take his position as head of the family.Lucian recognizes a supernatural power in Juliana, and uses this to reach out to Jan through the ages.
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The Greatest Works Of Dostoevsky Crime And Punishment The Brother S Karamazov The Idiot Notes From Underground The Gambler Demons The Possessed The Devils

Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN : 9788074849091
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Greatest Works of Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment + The Brother's Karamazov + The Idiot + Notes from Underground + The Gambler + Demons (The Possessed / The Devils)” contains 6 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Crime and Punishment The Brother's Karamazov The Idiot Notes from Underground The Gambler Demons (The Possessed / The Devil Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist and short-story writer. His writing is steeped in deep psychology and the exploration of human nature, while it also accurately depicts the Russian reality of his times. Dostoyevsky is usually regarded as one of the finest novelists who ever lived. In his time he was also renowned for his activity as a journalist. Each of Dostoevsky´s works is famous for its psychological profundity, and, indeed, Dostoyevsky is commonly regarded as one of the greatest psychologists in the history of literature. He specialized in the analysis of pathological states of mind that lead to insanity, murder, and suicide and in the exploration of the emotions of humiliation, self-destruction, tyrannical domination, and murderous rage. These major works are also renowned as great “novels of ideas” that treat timeless and timely issues in philosophy and politics. Psychology and philosophy are closely linked in Dostoyevsky’s portrayals of intellectuals, who “feel ideas” in the depths of their souls.
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