The Wonder Test

The Wonder Test

The Wonder Test

A widowed FBI agent grows suspicious of her son’s new school in this thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Pact. Lina is on leave from her job in New York at the FBI in order to clean out her father’s home in Silicon Valley. As though letting go of her father isn’t hard enough, Lina has also recently lost her husband in a freak traffic accident. Still reeling, she and her teenage son Rory must make their way through this strange new town and the high school around which it all seems to revolve. Rory soon starts coming home with reports of the upcoming “Wonder Test,” a general aptitude assessment that appears increasingly inane, and Lina is shaken out of her grief by a sense that something is amiss in Hillsborough. When she discovers that a student disappeared last year and was found weeks later walking on a beach, shaved and traumatized, Lina can’t help but be sucked into an impromptu investigation. Another kidnapping hits closer to home and reveals a sinister link between the Wonder Test and the rampant wealth of Silicon Valley’s elite. A searing view of a culture that puts the wellbeing of children at risk for advancement and prestige, and a captivating story of the lengths a mother will go for her son, this is The Wonder Test. Praise for The Marriage Pact “A fun, can’t-stop-eating-the-potato-chips kind of premise.” —The New York Times “A smart, searing and frightening look at modern love.” —Today “A high-concept, fast-moving thriller . . . a gripping and intriguing read.” —Sunday Mirror

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Michelle Richmond
Publisher : Grove Atlantic
Release : 2021-07-06
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780802158512


The Wonder Test

The Wonder Test

New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond introduces a tough and spirited new protagonist, FBI Agent Lina Connerly, in this exhilarating race to save Silicon Valley teens from their own parents' ambition and greed.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Michelle Richmond
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 2021-07-06
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 0802158501


The Wonder Test

The Wonder Test

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Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 2022-07-19
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0802159893


Wonder

Wonder

"Now a major motion picture! Includes full-color movie photos and exclusive content!"--Dust jacket.

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Genre : Abnormalities, Human
Author : R. J. Palacio
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2017-09-26
Total Pages : 341 Pages
ISBN : 9781524720193


The Back Of The Net

The Back Of The Net

In lives filled with passion and temptation, five young people experience the many forms of love. Achieving their wildest dreams takes everything they have, and soon their romances, friendships, and dearest personal values are tested. Along the way, their lives intertwine in surprising ways-on the lush soccer fields of college campuses in California and the glamorous fashion runways and football pitches of Italy and France. The brilliant and beautiful Sallie is embarking on an exciting international modeling career, but, so far from home, she runs the risk of getting lost in more ways than one. Her college sweetheart, Marco, is focused on his goal of becoming a professional soccer player and relies on the expert advice of his mentor, Lorenzo. But Lorenzo must figure out his own way to stay on top. Meanwhile, their athletic friend Dave has already hit rock bottom, attracting the empathy of nursing student Autumn. She'll do anything she can to help Dave, despite the risk of getting dragged down with him. Boundaries exist in the game of soccer, but in life they are all too easily crossed. Before long these five friends will learn exactly how far relationships can bend before they break.

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Author : David Caraccio
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-03-06
Total Pages : 462 Pages
ISBN : 1530373824


The Marriage Pact

The Marriage Pact

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense for anyone who loved The Couple Next Door. “Ranks with The Stepford Wives and Gone Girl as a terrifying look at what it really means to say ‘I do.’”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Switch Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . . Never mention The Pact to anyone. Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples. And then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare. Praise for The Marriage Pact “This fast-paced nail-biter goes in unpredictable directions. . . . It also raises thoughtful questions about individual agency and marital commitment. With strong writing, intriguing characters, and a compelling conceit, this psychological thriller seems destined for the top of summer reading lists. Recommended as a fresh voice for readers of Gillian Flynn or Ruth Ware.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Creepy and engrossing . . . [The Marriage Pact takes] readers deep into the heart of a marriage and exposes some of the darker drives, such as possession and control, that can lurk within even the most harmonious of unions.”—Booklist “Gripping, thought-provoking, and irresistible.”—Dean Koontz “Riveting psychological suspense! This book will keep you up all night, while making you second-guess everything you know and everyone you’ve ever loved.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Michelle Richmond
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2017-07-25
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780804179867


Life And Gabriella

Life And Gabriella

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ellen Glasgow
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-11-07
Total Pages : 340 Pages
ISBN : 9781442912861


Test The Gods

Test The Gods

Chester Holly is raised in a rusted out mobile home just outside of Gardenia's garbage dump's gates. His dream is to escape his life and become a private eye with a prestigious detective agency in California. Fate lets him, a lily white skinned guy, meet a tuxedo black skinned girl named Keesha and fall in love. His red necked, prejudiced family belongs to the Klan and his love affair costs his stepfather his chance to advance in the Klan's social order. Keesha disappears and Chester thinks she has left him over something stupid he pulled. For three years he waits for her to call or return to him while voices cry in the night. Chester Holly discovers his community's secret. They eat, sleep, and exist just feet away from padlocked gates to Hell.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jo Hammers
Publisher :
Release : 2013-02
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 0988241285


The Wonder

The Wonder

A small Irish village is mystified by what appears to be a miracle but may actually be murder in the next masterpiece from New York Times-bestselling author Emma Donoghue. A small village in 1850s rural Ireland is baffled by Anna O'Donnell's fast, which began as a self-inflicted and earnest expression of faith. After weeks of subsisting only on what she calls "manna from heaven," the story of the "miracle" has reached a fever pitch. Tourists flock in droves to the O'Donnell family's modest cabin hoping to witness, and an international journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. Enter Lib, an English nurse trained by Florence Nightingale who is hired to keep watch for two weeks and determine whether or not Anna is a fraud. As Anna deteriorates, Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child, but for getting to the root of why the child may actually be the victim of murder in slow motion. A magnetic novel written with all the spare and propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—a simple tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Emma Donoghue
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-09-20
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781443450041


The Book Of Knowledge And Wonder

The Book Of Knowledge And Wonder

The Book of Knowledge and Wonder is a memoir about claiming a legacy of wonder from knowledge of a devastating event. In some ways it has the feel of a detective story in which Steven Harvey pieces together the life of his mother, Roberta Reinhardt Harvey, who committed suicide when he was eleven, out of the 406 letters she left behind. Before he read the letters his mother had become little more than her death to him, but while writing her story he discovered a woman who, despite her vulnerability to depression, had a large capacity for wonder and a love of familiar things, legacies that she passed on to him. The book tackles subjects of recent fascination in American culture: corporate life and sexism in the fifties, mental illness and its influence on families, and art and learning as a consolation for life's woes, but in the end it is the perennial theme of abiding love despite the odds that fuels the tale. As the memoir unfolds, his mother changes and grows, darkens and retreats as she gives up her chance at a career in nursing, struggles with her position as a housewife, harbors paranoid delusions of having contracted syphilis at childbirth, succumbs to a mysterious, psychic link with her melancholic father, and fights back against depression with counseling, medicine, art, and learning. Harvey charts the way, after his mother's death, that he blotted out her memory almost completely in his new family where his mother was rarely talked about, a protective process of letting go that he did not resist and in a way welcomed, but the book grows out of a nagging longing that never went away, a sense of being haunted that caused the writer to seek out places alone-dribbling a basketball on a lonely court, going on long solitary bicycle rides, walking away from his family to the edge of a mountain overlook, and working daily at his writing desk-where he might feel her presence. In the end, the loss cannot be repaired. Her death, like a camera flash in the dark, blotted out all but a few lingering memories of her in his mind, but the triumph of the book is in the creative collaboration between the dead mother, speaking to her son in letters, and the writer piecing together the story from photographs, snatches of memory, and her words so that he can, for the first time, know her and miss her, not some made up idea of her. The letters do not bring her back-he knows the loss is irrevocable-but as he shaped them into art, the pain, that had been nothing more than a dull throb, changed in character, becoming more diffuse and ardent, like heartache.

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Author : Steven Harvey
Publisher :
Release : 2014-11-24
Total Pages : 222 Pages
ISBN : 1940906083