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Pretty Things - Janelle Brown Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two wildly different women—one a grifter, the other an heiress—are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a page-turner from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear. An ID Book Club Selection • “Pretty Things is awesome. Simple as that. I loved every page. Janelle Brown is your new must-read author.”—Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Run Away Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer—traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina’s, Vanessa’s, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

Tiny Pretty Things - Tome 1 - Tiny Pretty Things

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Tiny Pretty Things - Tome 1 - Tiny Pretty Things - Sona Charaipotra,Dhonielle Clayton,Alice Delarbre Summary

Gigi, Bette et June sont danseuses dans la prestigieuse école du Ballet de New York. Lorsque Gigi, nouvelle et seule élève noire, est choisie pour incarner le rôle phare du premier ballet de l’année, les rivalités se déchaînent. Bette, ballerine star de l’école, est prête à tout pour récupérer son titre et éviter la rage de sa mère, qui ne tolère pas qu’elle ne soit pas la meilleure. June rêve quant à elle de ne plus être cantonnée au rôle de l’éternelle doublure. Les trois filles ont bien du mal à résister à la pression du monde impitoyable de la danse. Et les choses vont empirer... jusqu’au drame.

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Pretty Things - Sarra Manning Summary

During the run for a summer-theater production of "The Taming of the Shrew," friends Brie, Charlie, Walker, and Daisy strengthen friendships and end others with one another during a tumultuous season of diverse opinions, high emotions, and intense crushes in a title by the author of Guitar Girl. Reprint.

Fierce Pretty Things

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Fierce Pretty Things - Tom Howard Summary

In these eight darkly comic stories, Tom Howard explores the instincts for violence and tenderness that mark his character's lives. A brother and sister wander the pier after a deadly plague destroys most of humanity. A high school bully struggles to overcome his demons. A man in the grips of dementia is visited by his children's ghosts. The people in these blistering tales grapple with past mistakes, trying to navigate their way toward redemption and resurrection and failing often—but always with a ferocious heart. Their unforgettable voices guide us through schoolyards, cemeteries, drive-in theaters, and the rich landscapes of their own imaginations. Equal parts funny, tragic, and wise, Fierce Pretty Things is a striking debut that teaches us how to live in a world as cruel as it is beautiful.

Oh! You Pretty Things

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Oh! You Pretty Things - Shanna Mahin Summary

“A Hollywood native from the wrong side of the Walk of Fame makes a play for star status” (Cosmopolitan) in Shanna Mahin’s acclaimed novel, called “quite a breakout” by The New York Times. Jess Dunne is third-generation Hollywood, but her star on the boulevard has yet to materialize. Sure, she’s got a Santa Monica address and a working actress roommate, but with her nowhere barista job in a town that acknowledges zeroes only as a dress size, she’s a dead girl walking. Enter Jess’s mother—a failed actress who puts the strange in estrangement. She dives headlong into her daughter’s downward spiral, forcing Jess to muster all her spite and self-preservation to snag a career upgrade. As a personal assistant for a famous (and secretly agoraphobic) film composer, Jess’s workdays are now filled with shopping for luxury goods and cooking in his perfectly designed kitchen. Jess kills at cooking, a talent that only serves her intensifying urge to dig in to Los Angeles’s celebrity buffet. When her food garners the attention of an actress on the rise, well, she’s all too willing to throw it in with the composer and upgrade again, a decision that will have far-reaching ramifications that could explode all her relationships. All the while, her mother looms ever closer, forcing Jess to confront the traumatic secrets she’s been running from all her life. Oh! You Pretty Things is a dizzying ride at the carnival of fame, a fast-paced and sharply funny work that dares to imagine what happens when we go over the top in a town of gilded excess. From the Hardcover edition.

Little Pretty Things

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Little Pretty Things - Lori Rader-Day Summary

Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner! OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO. Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she’s still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won’t provide, Juliet takes. Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it all. By the next morning, though, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy—she’s the chief suspect in her murder. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend’s death. But what she learns about Maddy’s life might cost Juliet everything she didn’t realize she had. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

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A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy - Sarah Lazarovic Summary

A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead. Based on a visual essay that was first published on The Hairpin, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy is a beautiful and witty take on the growing “slow shopping” movement. Sarah is a well-known blogger and illustrator, and she writes brilliantly without preaching or guilt-tripping. Whether she’s trying to justify the purchase of yet another particleboard IKEA home furnishing, debating the pros and cons of leg warmers or calculating the per-day usage cost of big-ticket items, Sarah’s poignant musings will resonate with any reader who’s ever been susceptible to an impulse buy.

All the Pretty Things

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All the Pretty Things - Emily Arsenault Summary

"A skillfully plotted mystery, bursting with the glare and feverish energy of its summer amusement park setting. The atmosphere creeps up on you...[and] dark secrets await."--Holly Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder For fans of Sadie and One of Us Is Lying comes a thriller about a boy who turns up dead under suspicious circumstances and the one girl who may be the key to solving the mystery of his untimely death. For Ivy, summer means roller-coaster season, spinning cotton candy at the Fabuland amusement park, and hanging out with her best friend, Morgan. But this summer is different. One morning, Morgan finds a dead body. It's their former classmate Ethan, who was alive and working at Fabuland only the day before. To make matters worse, Morgan is taken to a hospital psych ward only days later, and she's not saying much--not even to Ivy. The police claim that Ethan simply took a bad fall, but Ivy isn't convinced and realizes it's up to her to get answers. What she finds is unsettling--it's clear that some people aren't being honest about Ethan's last night at Fabuland. Including Morgan. And the more secrets Ivy uncovers, the closer she gets to unraveling dark truths that will change her life forever. "A dark and timely thriller."-Amelia Brunskill, author of The Window

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Pretty Things - Susan Compo Summary

Compo's narrative has been comparedDorothy Parker's; her characters display the same irrestible blend of smartass wit, despair, and whistling-in-the-dark bravado. Here, Giselle Entwistle, who runs a talent agency juggles a roster of demanding show-business clients ranging from teen idols to Tupperware demonstrators extraordinaire, to Pandra whose haunting memoir of growing up in 70s glitter-era LA awaits publication held up by a possible murder. ' Susan Compo is an excellent writer with an extremely original vision.' Hubert Selby Jnr.

Nice Pretty Things

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Nice Pretty Things - Rachel Bush Summary

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Pretty Things To Say

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Pretty Things To Say - William Taylor Jr. Summary

The poems in Pretty Things To Say by William Taylor Jr. are a stagger down Lou Reed's Dirty Boulevard. These are street poems, people poems, poet's poems of raw openness and bare honesty. They are an exploration of cities, people and the poet himself from the vantage point of cafes, barstools, sidewalks and second story windows. William crafts poems masterfully while creating a sense of communion with the reader, as all good poetry should. In his poem, The Mistake, he offers us an invitation, "If you're free on Tuesday/ we could try and find out/ together" and who could resist an invitation like that?

Shadows and Pretty Things

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Shadows and Pretty Things - Emily Blokzyl Summary

In the small Oregon coastal town of Blue Whale Cove, residents appreciate the safety and comfort that comes with everyone knowing everyone else. There isn’t much excitement, and people like it that way, which is why a string of burglaries rocks the entire town. When an expensive Fabergé egg pendant goes missing, the town residents are unsettled but largely unconcerned. As the burglaries continue and it becomes clear that the burglar must have intimate knowledge of the town, its residents and their possessions, the residents experience the unfamiliar sting of fear. Elnora Landlin is a second-generation Blue Whale Cove resident who finds herself torn between the desire to continue her normal life and the desire to make sense of what is happening in her small town. Even as chance sets her on a path that could lead to answers, she finds herself wondering whether she is simply chasing shadows and pretty things.

Tiny Pretty Things

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Tiny Pretty Things - Dhonielle Clayton,Sona Charaipotra Summary

Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this drama-packed debut about three perfect girls who will do anything to be the prima ballerina at their elite New York ballet school.

Pretty Things Please

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Pretty Things Please - Marjorie Thomsen Summary

In Marjorie Thomsen's debut poetry collection, Pretty Things Please, she becomes enamored with unearthing what sustains and what haunts us. She makes a request: Name all that I cannot. In these poems, desire, ache, and awe take on unexpected variations--the long-dead lovers of Pompeii feed each other olives, a poisonous berry laments Virginia Woolf 's choice of the river, and mussels bear witness to grief not being carried out to sea. Attending to the sensuality of language, Thomsen probes the wild domain of both the real and the surreal.

Pretty Thing

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Pretty Thing - Jennifer Nadel Summary

When fifteen-year-old Becs meets Bracken, she is convinced she's found her soul mate. So what if he's much older, and who cares about her exams? He's gorgeous, he gets her, she feels free with him, and when he holds her she feels safe. But is she? When her best friend is assaulted, one of a spate of attacks against girls from her school, the world suddenly seems a much more dangerous place. Who is it safe to trust? Should she follow her head or her heart? Becs is forced to make choices that will affect the rest of her life. Set during the summer of '76, to the music of David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, Pretty Thing is a powerful story of first encounters, dark obsession and last chances. It pits true love against real life and asks: is love really all you need?

You Pretty Things

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You Pretty Things - Matthew Damon Summary

You wake up one morning, totally fed up with your life. And you decide to quit society...your job...your girlfriend. And fly to The Nederlands and become a street guitarist. You don't know any songs on guitar, but you're delusional, slightly afraid of girls, in love with vagabonds like Ken Kesey, Charles Bukowski, and Bob Dylan. Maybe you just want to sleep in parks, meet exotic women, let your art touch the world, and see what the world has to teach. Life spreads before you like an infinite playground. Maybe you're right on the brink of madness. Maybe the world is about to tear you apart. This is my story

Housekeeper's Quest: Where to Find Pretty Things

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Housekeeper's Quest: Where to Find Pretty Things - N. y. ). Sypher &. Co (New York Summary

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Pretty Things - Liz Goldwyn Summary

Liz Goldwyn's lifelong fascination with the inimitable glamour of classic burlesque inspired her to spend the past eight years corresponding with, visiting, interviewing, receiving striptease lessons from, and forming close relationships with the last generation of the great American burlesque queeens. Goldwyn invites us to step back into an era when the hourglass figure was in vogue and striptease was a true art form. Meet Betty "Ball of Fire" Rowland, who was known for her flaming red hair and bump–and–grind routines. (It turns out she once sued the author's grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., for using her stage name and costume in his Hollywood picture, Ball of Fire.) Meet Sherry Britton, who, with her long black hair and curvy, trim physique, was among the most stunning of the burlesque stars before Mayor LaGuardia outlawed burlesque in New York. Meet Zorita, whose sexually explicit "Consummation of the Wedding of the Snake" dance (performed with a live snake) and other daring performances earned her legendary status. Goldwyn draws back the curtain to reveal the personal journeys of yesteryear's icons of female sexuality and power, restoring their legacy to an age that has all but forgotten them–despite today's resurgence of burlesque.

Pretty Things Don't Break

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Pretty Things Don't Break - Lauren Jayne Summary

Her mother was a beautiful narcissist. Her father was charming, but a monster. Travel with Lauren from her parent's topless jazz club in Australia to her wild-child years growing up in the heart of Seattle's grunge scene in the 1990's. Lauren Jayne's memoir transports you into her roller coaster life by page one. From her nursery school days spent hopscotching over the black and white tiled floors of her parent's topless jazz club in sunny, sexy Sydney to coming of age smack dab in the middle of the Seattle burgeoning grunge era. On a mission to ditch the chaos filled life she was thrust into from birth, she finds the family she's always longed for in her tight group of friends. Here, she'll experience her first love, first loss and finally find what she's always been searching for in the most unlikely place. A compelling memoir that will transport you into Lauren Jayne's bizarre and larger than life world where you'll discover that what we are really searching for has been with us all along. You cannot read this book without gaining a new perspective on life.

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Pretty Things - Devon Mccormack Summary

TY: Pretty Thing--the moment Liam McKinney first uttered those words will be embedded in my mind forever. He's mysterious, intriguing...and off-limits since he's my father's friend. Easier said than done. The moment I laid eyes on the man with the dark eyes and intense stare, he awoke a primal hunger within me unlike anything I'd ever experienced before. For some time, I've been confused about my attraction toward men, but there's no confusion when I look at him--just pure, unfettered desire to feel his body against mine, taste his flesh, breathe in his scent. So many things an experienced man like Liam could show me. But I don't just want to sate my desire for his body--the physique of a Titan, those abs practically chiseled from stone, and one particular challenge that looks more than slightly intimidating...Yes, I want all that, but also so much more. To know everything about him. There's something behind the facade he presents to the world. Sometimes, it's as though I'm offered a glimpse behind the smokescreen--to who he really is. Yet it's tricky to know the real Liam when he's determined to keep his secrets. I assumed he had a dark past. But I didn't realize he hadn't left it behind and that I'd wind up roped into it--into a dangerous world so different from the one I've spent most my life living. It's a world of secrets, deception, and peril. I quickly discover there's a price to being with Liam McKinney. But no price is too great when the reward is being the man in his arms and his heart. Being his very own Pretty Thing. *Pretty Things features two men who can't get enough of each other, action/adventure involving secret government agencies and nefarious conspiracies, and sexy shenanigans that'll make it impossible for you to forget you're in a Devon McCormack novel. The book contains references to suicidal ideation and scenes of peril that could act as triggers for some readers.

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