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Five Things I Can't Live Without by Holly Shumas

By Holly Shumas

On paper, Nora's lifestyles appears to be like excellent. She's relocating in along with her boyfriend Dan, she has a good activity and a good workforce of pals. yet she's caught in what she refers to as "meta-life," the plight of overthinking and secondguessing to the purpose of self-sabotage. someday at paintings, Nora makes a decision to thwart her meta-life through following her instincts. In what seems like a second of revelation, she quits her activity. instantly, her meta-life is going into overdrive: What on the earth used to be she thinking--and what's she going to do now? thankfully, while a pal asks Nora to rewrite her web courting profile, she realizes that not just is she stable at it, yet she relatively enjoys it. Billing herself as a Cyrano de Bergerac for the lovelorn, Nora ultimately starts to discover specialist luck. yet quickly, Nora's meta-life has latched onto the query she's requested such a lot of consumers: What are the 5 issues she cannot stay with no? Is her flourishing enterprise one in every of them? Is Dan? With each one new purchaser and every step she takes in her personal courting, she needs to confront her greatest demon--her self-sabotaging "meta-life." yet will she be ready to slay it without end?

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Gucci Gucci Coo by Sue Margolis

By Sue Margolis

The acclaimed writer of unique Cyn reveals fertile flooring for her depraved wit during this ferociously humorous new novel approximately infants, intercourse, celebrity...and bold up to now a gynecologist.Ruby (still unmarried at thirty-two) Silverman has made a reputation for herself at Les Sprogs, her particular child boutique the place trust-fund moms swaddle their babies within the preferred clothier put on. yet all these bumps and babes can’t organize Ruby for the bombshell her fifty-year-old mom drops on her: Ruby’s approximately to get…a child brother or sister! whilst Ruby recovers from the surprise of her mother’s being pregnant, she can’t support yet query her personal baby-making destiny. Is catering to superstar mothers and cooing over her buddies’ teenagers all she has to appear ahead to? Sam Epstien could passionately disagree. He’s the beautiful Jewish gynecologist who has set his amorous attractions on her. quickly they’re heavily concerned, and lifestyles appears having a look up for Ruby. till she stumbles upon a shady baby-brokering company which can erupt right into a significant scandal, derail her profession, and even perhaps strength her to toss the supposedly ideal guy out with the bathwater.

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Hector and the Search for Lost Time by Francois Lelord

By Francois Lelord

The pleasant 3rd booklet within the multimillion-copy the world over bestselling series

Being up opposed to the clock used to be a true challenge for therefore many folks, proposal Hector. What may perhaps he very likely do to assist them?

First he tackled happiness. Then he took on love. And now Hector, our endearing younger French psychiatrist, confronts the chronic march of time.

His sufferers lament that there's no longer adequate time within the day. Or they believe that existence is passing them by way of. And in a single case, a tender boy turns the matter on its head: he is impatient to develop up! Hector himself is more and more conscious of time: He does not believe relatively so younger anymore, and the clock is ticking on his dating along with his loved Clara.

So as time flies, so does our clever and winsome hero in his most up-to-date experience, touring around the globe to appreciate the previous, the longer term, and the way most sensible to benefit from the current.

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In One Year and Out the Other by Cara Lockwood

By Cara Lockwood

Out with the outdated, in with the recent, and on with the party!

perhaps it really is simply one other midnight...or might be there quite is magic within the air while December thirty first turns into January 1st, and confetti kisses and poo toasts kick off a brand new 12 months, a brand new romance, a brand new glance, a brand new perspective.

have a good time the beginning of anything new with In 12 months and Out the Other...a glowing number of all new tales by means of latest emerging fiction stars:

Cara Lockwood places self-improvement to the try out with 528 resolutions -- no longer least of that's ''Do stay up with married men'' -- in ''Resolved: a brand new Year's answer List''...Pamela Redmond Satran instructs a unmarried mother within the superb paintings of partying just like the boys (have plenty of intercourse, don't be concerned that you are too fats) in ''How to begin the recent 12 months Like a Guy''...Diane Stingley indicates a twentysomething why there is extra to lifestyles than ready by means of the telephone for a brand new Year's date in ''Expecting a Call''...Megan McAndrew seizes the day -- or simply a truly exact one-night stand -- for a unmarried foodstuff stylist hungering for extra in ''The way forward for Sex''...and extra nice stories from Kathleen O'Reilly, Beth Kendrick, Eileen Rendahl, Tracy McArdle and Libby Street.

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The Mammoth Book of Weird News (Mammoth Books) by Geoff Tibballs

By Geoff Tibballs

A funny choice of hundreds and hundreds of humorous information tales, whacky phenomena, and hilarious errors and gaffes from around the globe, akin to: the lady who smuggled seventy five reside snakes in her bra; the guy who held a funeral for his amputated foot; the radioactive cat which received improper for a bomb; the human tongue that acquired served up in a sanatorium; the X-ray that exposed E.T.'s face in a duck; the adolescence who woke to discover a bullet in his tongue; the tortoise that set a home on hearth; and plenty of extra

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The Next Thing on My List: A Novel by Jill Smolinski

By Jill Smolinski

“You’ll be hooked by means of this fascinating tale. . . . Smolinski provides us a quick-witted heroine . . . with simply the correct amount of romance and a tad of suspense.” —Richmond Times-DispatchAfter a vehicle twist of fate within which her passenger, Marissa, dies, June Parker unearths herself in ownership of an inventory Marissa has written: “20 activities through My twenty fifth Birthday.” The projects variety from inspiring (run a 5K) to bold (go braless) to near-impossible (change someone’s life). to soothe her guilt, June races to accomplish every one objective herself sooner than the closing date, studying extra approximately her personal existence than she ever bargained for.

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Channeling Cleopatra by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Leda Hubbard, a forensic pathologist, will get the task of her desires while an old style pal hires her to gather and authenticate the DNA of the well-known Cleopatra. It’s all nice enjoyable for Leda till, in the course of a tremendous catastrophe, her colourful dad, the dig’s defense expert, is killed by means of a gaggle attempting to hijack the valuable fabric for a “blend,” a procedure within which the queen’s DNA is used to import her stories, character, and personality qualities to a brand new host. They screw up, even though, and get Leda’s dad’s DNA as an alternative. to maintain the queen from going to the murderers, Leda blends with Cleopatra herself, studying much more approximately Egypt than she ever desired to know.

“ A brilliant, occasionally funny, frequently darkish, yet continually cutting edge speculative fiction. . . Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is often a deal with to learn yet with this novel, she takes readers the place no

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The Toyminator (GollanczF.) by Robert Rankin

By Robert Rankin

Someplace over the rainbow and simply off the Yellow Brick street stands Toy urban, previously often called Toy city. And issues usually are not going good for the city's population. there were outbreaks of STC—Spontaneous Toy Combustion—and there are unusual symptoms and portents within the Heavens. Preachers of Toy City's many faiths are predicting that the top occasions are drawing close and Toy urban Apocalypse will quickly come to cross. yet can this almost certainly be precise, or is there an easy explanation—an alien invasion, for example? With the physique count number emerging and the forces of legislations and order baffled, it's the time for a hero to breakthrough and try to retailer the day. good, heroes, really: Eddie undergo, Toy urban deepest Eye, and his unswerving sidekick, Jack. Our brave twosome are approximately to stand their largest problem yet—to keep not just toykind, however the international of mankind, too.

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