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Forbidden Fruits of Summer

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Monica Shine
  • Details about The anthologist

    The anthologist

    Nicholson Baker.

    "The Anthologist" captures all the warmth, wit, and extraordinary prose stylethat have made Baker--a National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author--anAmerican master.…more

  • Details about Last bite : a novel

    Last bite : a novel

    Nancy Verde Barr.

    After ending a bad relationship, Casey Costello, an executive chef at a morning television show, swears off men. Who has the time anyway? She's busy overseeing a rambunctious food-prep crew in a kitchen the size of a closet; trying to please high-maintenance celebrity guest chefs; and dealing with her large extended Italian American family, who believe that the solutions to life's problems involve food. And in the midst of her high-energy, stress-inducing careerâ??punctuated by a steady st……more

  • Details about Biting the apple

    Biting the apple

    Lucy Jane Bledsoe.

    Biting the Apple is the story of Eve Glass, once an Olympic sprinter and now a motivational speaker. She's the author of two books, Going the Distance: Endurance for Achievers and If Grace is the Goal. The problem is, her own endurance is waning and her confidence in her expertise on grace is paling. Even worse, her kleptomaniac tendencies are intensifying, and a friend from her childhood has begun stalking her. Glass, a product of other people's dreams her entire life, is now a woman in search ……more

  • Details about Rubyfruit jungle

    Rubyfruit jungle

    Rita Mae Brown.

    Rubyfruit Jungle is the first milestone novel in the extraordinary career of one of this country's most distinctive writers. Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America – and living happily ever after. Born a bastard, Molly Bolt is adopted by a dirt-poor Southern couple who want something better for their daughter. Molly plays doctor with the boys, beats up Leroy the tub and loses her virginity to her girlfriend in sixt……more

  • Details about The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple

    The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple

    Hester Browne.

    In Hester Browne's "deliciously addictive" (Cosmopolitan) bestsellerThe Little Lady Agency, Melissa Romney-Jones transformed herself from doormat to diva as Honey, London's premier freelance girlfriend. Now, Melissa takes Manhattan, and its clueless bachelors, by storm!With the Little Lady Agency doing a booming business back home, Melissa joins her dashing American boyfriend, Jonathan Riley, for an extended holiday in Manhattan. But she's soon out of her depth among Jonathan's hard-charging fri……more

  • Details about Eve : a novel

    Eve : a novel

    Elissa Elliot.

    In this mesmerizing debut novel, Elissa Elliott blends biblical tradition with recorded history to put a powerful new twist on the story of creation’s first family. Here is Eve brought to life in a way religion and myth have never allowed–as a wife, a mother, and a woman. With stunning intimacy, Elliott boldly reimagines Eve’s journey before and after the banishment from Eden, her complex marriage to Adam, her troubled relationship with her daughters, and the tragedy that would……more

  • Details about The house on Mango Street

    The house on Mango Street

    Sandra Cisneros.

    Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world,The House on Mango Streetis the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many……more

  • Details about The grapes of wrath

    The grapes of wrath

    John Steinbeck.

    First published in 1939, "The Grapes of Wrath" is a landmark of American literature. This Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm homestead by the "land companies" and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. A portrait of conflict between the powerful and the powerless, the novel captures the horrors of the Depression and probes the very nature of equality in America.…more

  • Details about Whatever makes you happy : a novel

    Whatever makes you happy : a novel

    Lisa Grunwald.

    What does it take to be happy? How happy is happy enough? And what does “happy” mean, anyway? So asks Sally Farber–wife, mother, daughter, friend, working woman, and lover–in this wise and funny novel about a woman’s search for happiness in some of the right, and a few of the wrong, places. Summer in the city looms long for Sally Farber when she sends her two daughters off to camp for the first time. Suddenly freed of her usual patterns in a city that becomes a grow……more

  • Details about Rules of play

    Rules of play

    Nora Roberts.

    Two classic romances by the "New York Times" bestselling author--not widely available in more than a decade--are packaged together in this two-in-one volume where, in the game of love, some rules are meant to be broken.…more

  • Details about The mango season.

    The mango season.

    Amulya Malladi.

    From the acclaimed author ofA Breath of Fresh Air, this beautiful novel takes us to modern India during the height of the summer’s mango season. Heat, passion, and controversy explode as a woman is forced to decide between romance and tradition. Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don’t eat any cow (It’s still sacred!), don’t go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important,……more

  • Details about Sister's choice

    Sister's choice

    Emilie Richards.

    With nine years and a turbulent childhood between them, Kendra and Jamie have never been storybook sisters. After a long estrangement, they've finally begun to heal their hurts and forge a new bond.Now Jamie is offering a gift Kendra has long since given up hoping for, the fondest wish of her heart—a baby. Already raising two young girls on her own, Jamie wants to become a gestational surrogate for Kendra and her husband, Isaac, giving birth to a child the husband and wife have created tog……more

  • Details about The toss of a lemon

    The toss of a lemon

    Padma Viswanathan.

    The year of the marriage proposal, Sivakami is ten. She is neither tall nor short for her age, but she will not grow much more. Her shoulders are narrow but appear solid, as though the blades are fused to protect her heart from the back. She carries herself with an attractive stiffness: her shoulders straight and always aligned. She looks capable of bearing great burdens, not as though born to yoke but perhaps as though born with a yoke within her.Spanning the lifetime of one woman (1896–1……more