books about: bitter
Into the Wild
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the ...
Hill and Wang
Alert: This product may be shipped with or without the inclusion of the Oprah Book Club sticker. Please note that regardless of the cover, the books are identical. Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and ...
Drinking from a Bitter Cup
WiDo Publishing, 2013
“1978. The year I turned ten and the year my mama killed herself. She was thirty-five, and dying is the last thing that should have been on her mind.” After the death of her mother, Sylvia Butler’s father, a man she knows only from an old photo, takes her from Louisville, Kentucky to Ozark, Alabama to live with his family. But his wife resents everything about this intruder, from her out-of-wedlock conception to her dark skin and nappy ...
Bitter Sweet Revenge
Mindstir Media, 2013
Carly Mitchell arrived home finding her parents brutally murdered. Evidence found at the scene gives lead detective Robert O'Brien reason to believe she is next. Despite the warnings given to Carly and her determination not to follow the rules, she was attacked and left for dead. Detective O'Brien intervenes and moves her to a secure location where she will be guarded twenty-four-seven by semiretired Navy SEAL Kyle O'Brien, Roberts' brother. ...
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Ballantine Books, 2009
BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. "Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we ...
Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Dial Press Trade Paperback
Slaughterhouse-Five , an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
Getting a Grip
When Jennifer discovers a young man clinging to the edge of a cliff, only she can rescue him. Which is bad news as she’s spent her entire life screwing up. Her teachers gave up on her, her best friend patronises her, and her boyfriend is two - possibly three - timing her. But today, Jennifer has a chance to change all that - to save a life, win back her self-esteem and prove that she’s not such a pillock after all. If only she didn't want ...
Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements)
Harlequin Teen, 2013
In a sizzling prequel novella to her new series The Dark Elements, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout draws readers into the extraordinary, irresistible world of Wardens and demons. Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he ...
Family Drama 3-in-1 Box Set: String Bridge, The Book, Bitter Like Orange Peel
Vine Leaves Press, 2013
STRING BRIDGE: Rewind. Melody loves to play guitar. She almost becomes a rock star. But then she falls in love with Alex and gives birth to her daughter, Tessa. Fast forward. Melody loves her daughter and her husband, the music promoter. Her guitar sits dusty in the corner of her bedroom. Skip. Melody can't bear it any longer and plots a return to the stage, and the person she used to be. But the obstacles she faces along the ...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health ...
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success
“ The Traveler’s Gift effectively combines self-help with fiction . . . sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking . . . an exemplary job at providing positive suggestions for overcoming life’s obstacles.” - Publishers Weekly “Andy Andrews will challenge you to reach your fullest potential.” - J ohn C. Maxwell , Founder, The INJOYTM Group “ The ...
Bitter Legacy: A Matt Royal Mystery
Oceanview Publishing, 2010
After a week away, Matt Royal's ready to get back to the Longboat Key good life good fishing, good food, good beer, and more good fishing. But Matt comes back to bad news: while he was away, a sniper tried to kill one of his best friends. Even worse, now that Matt's back, someone's trying to kill him. And whoever is trying to kill him is trying really hard.With no clue who's after him or why, Matt soon finds he's at the center of a mystery ...
The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails
Ultimate Bar Book is the first and only guide to classic and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips, this book has it all. As a mistress of mixology, the author has the classics down to a Tthe Martini, the Bloody Mary, plus the many variations (the Dirty Martini, the Virgin Mary). And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister ...
The Butter Battle Book: (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy the tasty treat differently. The timeless and topical rhyming text is an ideal way to teach young children about the issues of tolerance and respect. Whether in the home or in the classroom, ...
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
Gavin de Becker
True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the ...
Bitter End (The First Nero Wolfe Novella)
Rex Stout wrote thirty-three novel-length Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin adventures and thirty-eight (or forty-one, depending on how one counts or classifies re-writes/adaptions) novella-length stories featuring the two famous detectives. "Bitter End" is the first story to receive the shorter novella-length treatment. These shorter cases are unjustly considered inferior to the novels by some critics (and even some fans), but they simply are, for the ...
Montana Bride: A Bitter Creek Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A DESPERATE DECEPTION THE PROMISE OF FOREVER When Karl Norwood’s mail-order bride meets an untimely demise on the way to the Montana Territory, Hetty Wentworth steps in to take her place. Hetty has no idea how she’s going to pretend to be all the things she isn’t—including the mother of two kids. She only knows her deception is necessary if she’s going to save two orphans from the awful fate she ...
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
Andrews McMeel Publishing
TheOatmeal.com’s most popular cat jokes, including “How to Pet a Kitty” and “The Bobcats,” plus 15 new and never-before-seen catthemed comics, are presented in this hilarious collection from New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, a.k.a. TheOatmeal.com. Includes pull-out poster! Jesus Rollerblading Christ--another helping of TheOatmeal! Mrow, MOAR kitty comics. Mr. Oats delivers a sidesplitting serving of cat comics in his ...
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
A stained legal career spent defending mob enforcers, two-bit hoods, and other dregs of humanity has left Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl jaded and resentful -- until a new client appears to offer him an escape and a big payday. Caroline Shaw, the desperate scion of a prominent Main Line dynasty, wants him to prove that her sister Jacqueline's recent suicide was, in fact, murder before Caroline suffers a similar fate. It is a case that propels ...
Simon & Schuster
In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to ...
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