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It's All in the Family

Branch Perryville Branch

Created by Monica Shine
  • Details about 24-karat kids

    24-karat kids

    Judy Goldstein and Sebastian Stuart.

    Shelley Green, a nice top-of-her-class med school grad from Queens, has just been hired by the toniest, trendiest practice in Manhattan. A superb doctor, with a kid-friendly touch and a genius for diagnoses, Shelley soon becomes an Upper East Side necessity to the fabulously rich-with-kids crowd. Now shes dressing in Fendi, weekending in the Hamptons and baffling her schoolteacher fianc, Arthur, with her trappings of power and privilege. Shelley even takes the plunge and cheats with a blue-blood……more

  • Details about The brothers Karamazov

    The brothers Karamazov

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated by Andrew R. MacAndrew ; introductory essay by Konstantin Mochulsky.

    In 1880 Dostoevsky completedThe Brothers Karamazov, the literary effort for which he had been preparing all his life. Compelling, profound, complex, it is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder: Dmitry, the sensualist, Ivan, the intellectual; Alyosha, the mystic; and twisted, cunning Smerdyakov, the bastard child. Frequently lurid, nightmarish, always brilliant, the novel plunges the reader into a sordid love triangle, a pathological obsession, and a gripp……more

  • Details about The pretend wife

    The pretend wife

    Bridget Asher.

    What would life be like with the one who got away? From the author of My Husband's Sweethearts hailed as "a laugh-and-cry novel", that's "whip-smart, tender, an undiluted joy to read", comes this bighearted, funny, fiercely perceptive tale about a happily married woman and the little white lie that changed everything. For Gwen Merchant, love has always been doled out in little packets; from her father, a marine biologist who buried himself in work after her mother's death; and from her husband, ……more

  • Details about A good and happy child : a novel

    A good and happy child : a novel

    Justin Evans.

    Thirty-year-old George Davies can’t bring himself to hold his newborn son. After months of accepting his lame excuses and strange behavior, his wife has had enough. She demands that he see a therapist, and George, desperate to save his unraveling marriage and redeem himself as a father and husband, reluctantly agrees. As he delves into his childhood memories, he begins to recall things he hasn’t thought of in twenty years. Events, people, and strange situations come rushing back. The……more

  • Details about Rosemary's baby

    Rosemary's baby

    Ira Levin.

    She is a housewife-young, healthy, blissfully happy. He is an actor-charismatic and ambitious. The spacious, sun-filled apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is their dream home-a dream that turns into an unspeakable nightmare. . . .Enter the chilling world of Ira Levin-where terror is as near as your new neighbors . . . and where evil wears the most innocent face of all. . . .…more

  • Details about One for my baby : a novel

    One for my baby : a novel

    Tony Parsons.

    Tony Parsonsis the author of two international bestsellers,Man and BoyandMan and Wife.A former music journalist and television personality, he lives in England with his wife and daughter, and he has a son from a previous marriage.…more

  • Details about The good sister

    The good sister

    Diana Diamond.

    Jennifer and Catherine-sisters who have inherited equal shares of power in Pegasus Satellite Services, one of the biggest communications empires in the world-could not be more different. While Catherine is an extraordinary beauty whose looks attract the most handsome and powerful men, her sister is a plain-Jane, no-nonsense gal who prefers running the company to walking the red carpet. But Jennifer's aversion to the spotlight becomes secondary after the successful launch of the Pegasus III satel……more

  • Details about Mother Road

    Mother Road

    Dorothy Garlock.

    On a hot summer day in 1932, Andy Connors, who owns a garage that serves Route 66, finds himself in major trouble: He's been bitten by a rabid skunk.…more

  • Details about Expanded books interview.

    Expanded books interview.

    Expanded Books.

    A ghost story with a twist?a suspenseful and poignantly funny update of the Hamletstory Eleven-year-old Philip Noble has a big problem: His dad, who was killed in a car accident, appears as a bloodstained ghost at his own funeral and introduces Philip to the Dead Fathers Club. The club, whose members were all murdered, gathers outside the Castle and Falcon, the local pub that Philip?s family owns and lives above. Philip?s father tells him that Uncle Alan killed him and he must avenge his death. ……more

  • Details about The alphabet sisters : a novel

    The alphabet sisters : a novel

    Monica McInerney.

    As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. The unbridled enthusiasm of their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the glue that held them together. As adults, though, the women haven’t spoken in years–ever since Bett’s fiancé deserted her to marry the younger Carrie. Now Lola is turning eighty and she is determined to reunite the girls for a blowout bash. And no one ever says no to……more

  • Details about My father's tears and other stories

    My father's tears and other stories

    by John Updike.

    John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel. "Personal Archaeology" considers life as a sequence of half-buried layers, and "The Full Glass" distills a lifetime's happiness into one brimming moment of an old man's bedtime routine. High-school class reunions, in "The Walk with Elizanne" and "The Road Ho……more

  • Details about Momzillas

    Momzillas

    Jill Kargman.

    A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor ofThe Right AddressandWolves in Chic Clothing. The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side are highly educated, extremely wealthy, and very competitive. They throw themselves and all of their energy and resources into full-time child rearing, turning their kids into the unwitting pawns in a game where success is measured in precocious achievements, jam-p……more

  • Details about A cousin's promise

    A cousin's promise

    Wanda E. Brunstetter.

    "Willkumm" to the Amish country, where a tragic accident and an old beau complicate the lives of two young lovers.…more

  • Details about The heretic's daughter : a novel

    The heretic's daughter : a novel

    Kathleen Kent.

    Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of M……more