The Year of Falling in Love

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781939045201
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Isabella Anders just found out Lynn and her dad want to send her to a reform school. But with the help of Grandma Stephy, Isa's dad agrees to let her move in with her grandma. Isa is more than relieved to be moving out. And after going on an unofficial date with Kyler, she wonders if maybe her life is starting to turn around. But then she discovers the truth about what really happened to her mother. Not ready to fully accept that her mother is a murderer, Isa turns to Kai for help. Kai is more than willing to help, but to protect Isa, he keeps some of the more brutal details about her mother's case to himself until he can find out more. But when a mysterious blue car starts showing up everywhere, and Isa receives a threatening text message from an unknown caller, Kai realizes someone is dead set on destroying Isa. And he might not be able to protect her.

The Year I Became Isabella Anders

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781517102548
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Isabella Anders has always been the girl that never fit in. Most days she feels invisible, especially when she's around her older sister, Hannah, who catches the eye of everyone, including Kai and Kyler, the boys who live next door. Isabella has had a crush on Kyler for years, but knows he'll never see her as anything more than Hannah's little sister, unless she finds a way to standout. When Isabella gets an offer from her grandmother to travel overseas for the summer, she seizes the opportunity, hoping she'll discover more about herself. And she does, but not in the way that she expected. Three months later, Isabella returns home an entirely new person. The change is enough to catch both Kyler and Kai's attention. But Isabella is still struggling with what she discovered over the summer and until she deals with the truth, she'll never truly be herself.

Sunnyvale

Author: Ben Koning
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738574356
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Sunnyvale has been a place for forward thinking and innovation since its founding in 1861, when Irish immigrant Martin Murphy Jr. allowed a new railroad to pass through his land. By linking San Jose's farms to San Francisco's docks, he did more than help overcome the muddy misery of travel on the El Camino Real. The whistle stop first known as "Encinal" quickly grew into a center for agriculture, followed by defense, novel suburban development, and high technology. Sunnyvale is a place where names like Del Monte, Hendy, Lockheed, Atari, and Yahoo have each carried their day. Yet the city's relentless drive forward has made a sense of identity elusive. The downtown core has been rebuilt numerous times without much success, and examples abound of historic structures torn down for something new. But lately, the town has gotten its groove back. The restored city center now draws a crowd, and, thanks to a 50-year effort, the rebuilt Murphy house shimmers in the sun once again.

Sunnyvale

Author: Jeff Goodell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400033128
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Sunnyvale, California, in 1979, Jeff Goodell's family lived quietly on Meadowlark Lane, unaware that their town was soon to become ground zero in the digital revolution. Over the course of the next decade, as Silicon Valley boomed, the Goodell family unraveled. Splintered by their parent's divorce, Jeff and his siblings careen toward self-destruction, while their parents end up on opposite sides of the technological divide: their mother succeeds beyond her wildest dreams at "a small company with a dopey rainbow-colored logo," called Apple, while their father refuses to keep up with the times and loses his landscaping business. Affecting and personal, Sunnyvale is a portrait of one family's fate in a brutally Darwinian world. It is also a thoughtful examination of what has happened to the American family in the face of the technological revolution. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Tale for the Time Being

Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606258
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Unexpected Way of Falling in Love

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546348627
Format: PDF
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I've had a crush on my best friend's brother for years. Which wouldn't be a problem, if he wasn't such a cocky jerk. It's okay, though. My crush is based on shallowness, a simple attraction, so my heart isn't at risk of getting broken. Well, that is until my best friend decides she needs to teach her brother a lesson and take his cockiness down a notch. Her plan: I'll get Carter to fall in love with me and then break his heart. At first I'm not fully on board with her plan, not only because it seems cruel, but I also highly doubt Carter will fall in love with me. But then Carter does something that pushes me over the edge and I decide to go through with it. Not only does the plan work, but Carter ends up being different than the cocky jerk I thought he was. At least I think so. I might be falling for him. He might be falling for me. But not everything is what it seems. We both might end up getting our hearts broken.

Discovering Zhara

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544135632
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My name is Zhara and my life has been turned upside down. I've spent the last couple of years pretending to be a good girl, and now I'm pretending to be Benton's girlfriend. Benton is the leader of the Bad Boy Rebels, who as it turns out, work for a secret agency. And while I'm not quite sure, I think the Bad Boy Rebels want me to pretend to be a fake girlfriend for all of them, as part of an undercover project. I'm starting to feel like I'm not such a good girl anymore... Approx. 15,000 words. EACH VOLUME IS A QUICK, FUN READ Series extends over multiple volumes. The Bad Boy Rebels series is a novella series that follows Zhara and six guys who are part of a secret detective program. It contains a lot of kissing, steamy scenes, with a bit of suspense, and mystery.

Palo Alto

Author: James Franco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439175721
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Now a “provocative” and “impressive” (Variety) film from director Gia Coppola (Francis Ford Coppola’s granddaughter)—starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolff, and Val Kilmer—the fiction debut from James Franco that Vogue called “compelling and gutsy.” James Franco’s story collection traces the lives of a group of teenagers as they experiment with vices of all kinds, struggle with their families and one another, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism. In “Lockheed” a young woman’s summer—spent working a dull internship—is suddenly upended by a spectacular incident of violence at a house party. In “American History” a high school freshman attempts to impress a girl with a realistic portrayal of a slave owner during a classroom skit—only to have his feigned bigotry avenged. In “I Could Kill Someone,” a lonely teenager buys a gun with the aim of killing his high school tormentor, but begins to wonder about his bully’s own inner life. These “spare and riveting” (O, The Oprah Magazine) stories are a compelling portrait of lives on the rough fringes of youth. Palo Alto is, “a collection of beautifully written stories” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that “capture with perfect pitch the impossible exhilaration, the inevitable downbeatness, and the pure confusion of being an adolescent” (Elle). Features a bonus essay by James Franco on Gia Coppola's film adaptation.

The Opposite of Ordinary

Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781539591085
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One day ago my life was pretty perfect. But a lot can change in a day.In one day, I went from being Ashlynn Wynterland, one of the most popular girls in school to being the girl who spends lunchtime hiding out in Mr. Chester's classroom and watching Maxon Harter and his science obsessed friends mess around with experiments. All because Queeny Harlington thinks I made out with her crush.Queeny Harlington is the queen of Fareland high. And up until a day ago, she was my best friend. Now she's my worst enemy who's threatening to tell the entire school all of my secrets.Being the friendless, social outcast has its downsides. So, when Maxon Harter invites me to hang out with him and his mad scientist friends, I accept his offer, even though they all seem to despise me. Which is fine. Sort of...The truth is I've always thought Maxon was cute in a weirdly unordinary way. And the more I get to know him, the more I find myself crushing on him badly. Which makes me wonder if I've always been a weirdly unordinary kind of girl, but was too afraid to admit it.But when Queeny decides to tell everyone my darkest secret of all, I doubt Maxon and my new friends will accept me anymore. I need to stop her, and the only way to do that may be to figure out who made up the rumor that I kissed her crush.A YA Contemporary Romance.Can be read as a standalone.

The Sunnyvale Girls

Author: Fiona Palmer
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1742537472
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Three generations of Stewart women share a deep connection to their family farm, but a secret from the past threatens to tear them apart. Widowed matriarch Maggie remembers a time when the Italian prisoners of war came to work on their land, changing her heart and her home forever. Single mum Toni has been tied to the place for as long as she can recall, although farming was never her dream. And Flick is as passionate about the farm as a girl could be, despite the limited opportunities for love. When a letter from 1946 is unearthed in an old cottage on the property, the Sunnyvale girls find themselves on a journey into their own hearts andacross the world to Italy. Their quest to solve a mystery leads to incredible discoveries about each other, and about themselves. Praise for Fiona Palmer 'Palmer's passion for the land bleeds into the story, and her scenes are vivid and genuine, just as her characters are.' Book'd Out 'Fiona Palmer has well and truly earned her place as a leading writer of one of Australia's much-loved genres.' Countryman