Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely has tirelessly played the role of PK --- preacher’s kid --- her entire life. But after Wes Keegan revs his motorcycle into town and into her heart, Addison begins to wonder how much of her faith is her own and how much has been handed to her.
Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. But when her father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial abstinence pledge, she’s caught between Promises One and Three.
In a unique slant on a fairly common subject, 18-year-old Kenzie finds herself pregnant. Her boyfriend's response is "What are you going to do?" Her mother's response is to pack Kenzie off to Spain where adoptive parents await. Of course, Kenzie has her own response to the twist in her story...and what it is may well surprise both her and the readers of this subtly stunning tale.
After her mother dies, Alex Lee must leave her home on a Mendocino commune to live in her grandmother's Georgia mansion. Her culture shock is compounded by the supernatural shenanigans of the debutante society she’s expected to join. Alex's story has it all: magic, atmosphere, romance, and laugh-out-loud, fish-out-of-water situations.
In this follow-up to his bestselling memoir TWEAK, Nic Sheff talks about his continued efforts to stay clean --- filled with eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.
Marian Caldwell, a 36-year-old television producer, is living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and a satisfying relationship, Marian has everyone convinced that her life is going just the way she wants it to be. But when Kirby Rose, an 18-year-old with a key to Marian’s past, shows up on her doorstep, everything Marian has worked so hard to keep secret pours out.
A Note from Carol
Thus far this year has been a fabulous one for readers. And reading ahead I will share that there are more great books ahead!
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We all know that The Great Gatsby will be coming to theaters this month. But there are a number of other films releasing in May that you may want to check out, including Iron Man 3, The Iceman, Epic and Shadow Dancer. If you want to stay inside and need some options for TV viewing, tryBehind the Candelabra,which premieresMay 26th on HBO, or pop in a DVD of Jack Reacher, Safe Haven, or Cloud Atlas.