The Precious One

The Precious One Author Marisa de los Santos
ISBN-10 9780062323804
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From the New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary—professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister—a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir? Told in alternating voices—Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings—The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.

The Precious One

The Precious One Author Marisa de los Santos
ISBN-10 006167091X
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From the New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary—professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once. Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister—a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir? Told in alternating voices—Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings—The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.

The Precious One

The Precious One Author Marisa de los Santos
ISBN-10 0062390724
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher William Morrow
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Eustacia "Taisy" Cleary has loved only three men: her high school boyfriend, Ben; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary, her father. Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, an ethereal young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy has seen Wilson, Caro, and their daughter, Willow, only once. So why now, two weeks after suffering a catastrophic heart attack, is Wilson summoning Taisy to his house—in the town she thought she'd left behind forever? Taisy discovers that going home won't be easy. Wilson is as chilly and imperious as ever. And then there is Ben. Taisy hopes for a reconnection, even as she fears that time and the fallout from their bitter separation have made this impossible. And her little sister is going through difficult changes of her own. For the first time, sixteen-year-old Willow has been thrown into high school, a bewildering world. Falling Together is a captivating novel about friendship, family secrets, second chances, dangerous obsession, and the redemptive power of love.

The Precious Dreadful

The Precious Dreadful Author Steven Parlato
ISBN-10 9781507202784
Year 2018-02-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Precious Gifts

Precious Gifts Author Danielle Steel
ISBN-10 9780804179645
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman—the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer—as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant. Raised by their mother with all the care and resolve their father lacked, the three Parker sisters have become vibrant, self-reliant young women: Timmie, the oldest, a fiercely dedicated social worker in New York; sweet, nurturing Juliette, proprietor of a fledgling bakery in Brooklyn; and their younger sister, Joy, who is struggling to build an acting career in Los Angeles. While they love their mostly absent, glamorous father, he has left them with a legacy of impermanence and uncertainty in their own relationships with men. And with no strong role model to guide him, Paul’s son has gone from one failure to another, even while his stepmother makes excuses for him, as he seethes with jealousy of his younger sisters. Now, after a long illness, Paul has slipped away peacefully in his sleep, and his family has gathered together to read his will. As his final wishes are revealed, his son is forced to face reality as an adult. And his daughters see a new side to their father—one that shows a caring man trying to redeem himself with a different, lasting legacy. He has made a very personal bequest to each of his children, carefully designed to help them achieve their own unique dreams and find true happiness. But Paul has saved the biggest surprise for his ex-wife Véronique: a secret from the past that shakes her world and sets her free. He leaves her a gift that remained a mystery for their entire marriage, and she begins a search to discover its history and rightful owner. The story of a man’s last wish to make a difference—and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last—Precious Gifts is bursting with indelible characters and emotional complexity as it takes readers from New York and Los Angeles to the art capitals of Europe and the South of France. Inspiring and uplifting, it is a deeply moving exploration of the rich territory of loss, inheritance, and reawakening—Danielle Steel at the height of her literary prowess.

The Precious Present

The Precious Present Author Spencer Johnson
ISBN-10 1861871082
Year 1998-11
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Helen Exley Gift Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In your hands you are holding an incredible little story about the ultimate secret of human happiness. Author Dr Spencer Johnson's unique allegory tells the story of a young child who learns about the fabulous "Precious Present" and then spends a lifetime searching for the mysterious gift.

Bright Precious Days

Bright  Precious Days Author Jay McInerney
ISBN-10 9781408876572
Year 2016-09-08
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine Â? and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Now, in 2008, Russell runs his own publishing house and Corrine manages a food redistribution programme. He clings to their loft and the illusion of downtown bohemia, while she longs to have more space for their twelve-year-old twins. Although they try to forget each other's past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce's posthumous, autobiographical novel garners a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple, and their marriage feels increasingly unstable. Not helped by the reappearance of Corrine's former lover, Luke McGavock, whose ardour seems no cooler despite having a beautiful new wife in tow. Acutely observed and brilliantly told, Bright, Precious Days dissects the moral complexities of relationships, while painting a portrait of New York as Obama and Clinton battle for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms. A moving, deeply humane novel about the mistakes we make, persistence in struggle and love's ability to adapt and survive, it confirms McInerney as a great chronicler of our times.

Precious Thing

Precious Thing Author Colette Mcbeth
ISBN-10 9781472205964
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Remember the person you sat next to on your first day at school? Still your best friend? Or disappeared from your life for good? In PRECIOUS THING, Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last for ever. They met when Rachel was the new girl in class and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Now in their late twenties Rachel has everything while Clara's life is spiralling further out of control. Then Clara vanishes. Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you've shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it.

Push

Push Author Sapphire
ISBN-10 0749395044
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher Minerva
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen-year-old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and write. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and life.

Love Walked in

Love Walked in Author Marisa De los Santos
ISBN-10 0452287898
Year 2006
Pages 307
Language en
Publisher Penguin
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Thirty-one-year-old Philadelphia cafâe manager Cornelia Brown, who harbors romantic notions about golden-age Hollywood film stars, embarks on a too-good-to-be-true relationship with the debonair Martin Grace.

Precious Blood

Precious Blood Author Tonya Hurley
ISBN-10 9781442496675
Year 2013-05-14
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint. What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them? Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.

Falling Together

Falling Together Author Marisa de los Santos
ISBN-10 9780062100726
Year 2011-10-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

“Her writing is both vividly descriptive and surprisingly insightful.” —Boston Globe “It’s the three-dimensional men, women, and children who populate her fiction that I’ll remember for a very long time.” —Nancy Pearl’s Picks Following the phenomenal success of her novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me, New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos returns with Falling Together, an emotionally resonant, powerfully moving, and pitch perfect novel about friends, family, and love. Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions and reluctant family members alike on a sobering, enlightening journey across the world and through the past. Brimming with the author’s trademark wit, vivid prose, and captivating characterizations, Falling Together brilliantly explores our deepest human connections and confirms Marisa de los Santos as one of America’s most exciting contemporary novelists.

The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You Author Amanda Eyre Ward
ISBN-10 9781101887165
Year 2017-02-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In this profound and lyrical novel, acclaimed author Amanda Eyre Ward explores the deeper meanings of motherhood—from the first blissful hello to the heart-wrenching prospect of saying goodbye. Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. From the beginning they’d decided that having children was not an option, as Suzette feared passing along the genes that landed her mother in a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Suzette agrees, and what follows is a whirlwind of candidate selection, hospital visits, and Suzette’s doubts over whether she’s made the right decision. A young woman named Dorothy Muscarello is chosen as the one who will help make this family complete. For Dorrie, surrogacy (and the money that comes with it) are her opportunity to leave behind a troubled past and create a future for herself—one full of possibility. But this situation also forces all three of them—Dorrie, Suzette, and Hyland—to face a devastating uncertainty that will reverberate in the years to come. Beautifully shifting between perspectives, The Nearness of You deftly explores the connections we form, the families we create, and the love we hold most dear. Advance praise for The Nearness of You “[For] readers who like stories about competent people facing tough choices, like those from Jodi Picoult or Julie Lawson Timmer.”—Booklist “The Nearness of You includes everything I love about Amanda Eyre Ward’s books: edgy eloquence, ingenious plotting, and relationships that are never, not for a single paragraph, simple or predictable. Through Suzette, Dorrie, Hyland, and Jayne, Ward reveals parenthood as an enterprise that is as wrenching as it is beautiful. You will love these characters and this book.”—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of The Precious One “Deftly paced and enthralling, Amanda Eyre Ward’s The Nearness of You takes on the complexity of what it means to be a mother, and provides insights both heartening and harrowing.”—Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing “The Nearness of You is not just an arresting meditation on motherhood but also an exploration of how we can seize the lives we’ve been given and transform them into the lives we want to live. Like all of Ward’s novels, this book’s intrigue and charm demand that it be indulged in a single sitting.”—Vendela Vida, author of The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty

The Kid

The Kid Author Sapphire
ISBN-10 9780241957318
Year 2011-08-25
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

In Push Sapphire told the story of Precious Jones and in 2009 her book was adapted into the Oscar-winning film Precious. The Kid is Sapphire's heartbreaking sequel to Push. Abdul is nine years old when his mother dies. Parentless, he is sent to a foster home and then to a Catholic orphanage. But the priests charged to care for him abuse his trust terribly. Abdul reacts in the most frightening way imaginable. Soon he is trapped in a dark cycle of sexual violence and betrayal. Yet through dance, in controlling his body, he discovers a way he might somehow break free and become himself . . . A harrowing and powerful novel set in New York, The Kid is a portrait of a boy growing up in a cruel world. 'Prepare to be harrowed; I was sobbing by the end of the first chapter . . . [Sapphire] writes with a burning anger that gives this novel an explosive power' The Times 'Hardcore. Brave, bold, uncompromising. The breathtaking velocity and visceral power of Sapphire's prose soars off the page' Observer 'Captures the gruelling heartbreak of trying to love anything when the world doesn't love you enough' New York Herald Tribune 'A dark and punishing tale' Big Issue 'A fearless writer and thinker of enormous talent, insight and skill. Abdul's story is frighteningly realistic. A consummate work of art, style and brains. Full of the energy of pain, rage, grief and doubt' List 'Devastating. An accomplished work of art . . . hard to forget' Los Angeles Times 'Urgent, troubling, harrowing, masterfully narrated, powerful' Diva Sapphire is the author of two poetry collections, Black Wings and Blind Angels and American Dreams and the bestselling novel Push. The film adaptation of her novel, Precious, received the Academy Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. In 2009 she was a recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

Precious

Precious Author Sapphire
ISBN-10 9780099548720
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Random House
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she is urged to write down her thoughts in a book. This is Precious's diary, in which she honestly records her relationships and her life. Told with tremendous power, vitality and wit; this is an uncompromising and hugely enjoyable novel.