Amazon.com Some Days There's Pie is a determinedly folksy title for a determinedly folksy novel. Catherine Landis's debut tells the story of two iconoclastic Southern women who find each other at exactly the right moment. Narrator Ruth, fleeing a constraining marriage, is just starting out in life; Rose, an elderly muckraker, is just coming to the end. Their friendship provides the scaffolding for this quirky, emotional novel. The two characters are gritty and funny, but they can also be annoyinglyaware of their own uniqueness. Ruth's sister wants her to "have a lot of boyfriends and join the pep club and wear makeup instead of hanging out in the woods, looking at the stars, which was the kind of thing I liked to do." Such cliched iconoclasm would be heavy-handed even in a young adult ...
Carter Mason's life is turned upside down when her father, Major Mason of the Princess Protection Program-a fictitious organization that rescues princesses--brings Princess Rosalinda to their Louisiana home. Rosalinda's country has been taken over by a dictator, and the only way to save her country and her mother is for Rosalinda to adopt the cover of regular American teen Rosie Gonzalez. Carter is in charge of helping Rosie fit in, but getting Rosie to change her ways is more challenging than either one of them expected. And when both girls are nominated for Homecoming Queen, they're in for a royal disaster!
Book DescriptionHorror and humor come to life for a fast-talking real estate salesman trying to make some quick cash selling an old haunted house. But his greed quickly turns to terror when he and his family get locked in the long-forgotten mansion for aghoulish night of chills, thrills, and adventure! This frightful full-length retelling of the latest live-action Disney film also features eight pages of color movie stills!
Mathew Reilly's 7 Deadly Wonders is a lot of things--fast-paced, clever, action-packed. But mostly it's perfect for a Jerry Bruckheimer treatment. The novel reads like a screenplay meets video game with one harrowing chase after another.
As Thanksgiving rolls around, Aldo Zelnick—a fifth-grade foodie if there ever was one—is flummoxed by his best friend Jack's refusal to try new food. Jack, who famously eats nothing but peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, is so finicky that he's even grown squeamish about Aldo's incessant talk ...
Robyn befriends her unpopular classmate Shelly, even though they have very different interests -- Shelly likes dolls! But when Shelly's dad wins tickets to the big hockey game, Shelly suddenly becomes the most popular girl in school. What will their classmates think of Shelly doesn't actually ...
Carter Mason's life is turned upside down when her father, Major Mason of the Princess Protection Program-a fictitious organization that rescues princesses--brings Princess Rosalinda to their Louisiana home. Rosalinda's country has been taken over by a dictator, and the only way to save her ...
Chefs (and lovers) John Rickey and Gary "G-man" Stubbs (first appearing in Liquor and Prime) are once again involved in drama and suspense at their trendy eatery, Liquor. Chef Milford Goodman, an old friend of Rickey's, shows up after a 10-year prison stint for murder (of a restaurant owner) ...
Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad ...
Flashback to 1989 with your favorite characters from Queer as Folk in this new line of books based on the record-breaking Showtime series hailed as "wonderful" (Newsweek) and "groundbreaking" (People)! Before they were grown men working and playing in Pittsburgh, Brian Kinney and Michael Novotny ...