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The abstinence teacher

by:Perrotta, Tom, 1961-

Teaching human sexuality from a perspective that information and pleasure are top priorities, divorced mom Ruth Ramsey butts heads with the local soccer coach, a divorced former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom.

Editions:40  Date:2007 - 2011  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Humorous fiction


The house next door

by:Siddons, Anne Rivers

The house next door to the Kennedys is haunted by an all-pervasive evil, and the couple watches in horror as a succession of owners is engulfed by the same sinister force--until the Kennedys attempt to destroy the house themselves.

Editions:47  Date:1978 - 2014  Genre(s):Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction


Far from Heaven

by:Haynes, Todd

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank kissing another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond - a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Despite Cathy and Frank's struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives.

Editions:100  Date:2001 - 2019  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic elements, sexual contant, brief violence, and language.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Feature films, Romance films, Romance films


When life gives you Lululemons : a novel

by:Weisberger, Lauren, 1977-

Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito's and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor. Let's be clear: Emily Charlton, Miranda Priestly's ex-assistant, does not do the suburbs. She is working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars. But recently, Emily has lost a few clients. She's hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity and she needs it now. Enter Karolina Hartwell, as A-list as they come. She's the former face of L'Oreal. A mega-supermodel recognized the world over. And now the gorgeous wife of the newly elected senator from New York who also has his eye on the presidency. It's all very Kennedy-esque, right down to the public philandering and Karolina's arrest for a DUI, with a Suburban full of other people's children. So it is that Emily, the scorned Karolina, and their mutual friend Miriam, a powerful attorney turned stay-at-home suburban mom, band together to not only navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich but to win back the hearts of the American public. Along the way, an indispensable ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly.

Editions:21  Date:2018 - 2019  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Novels



by:Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Reporter Wendy is chasing down sexual predators and exposing them on national television. She's there when a prominent child advocate is arrested. He comes up missing, and the father of the victim claims to have killed him. She discovers that a group of local fathers are taking matters into their own hands, and the man she exposed may be innocent.

Editions:48  Date:2010 - 2014  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction


Memoirs of Hecate County

by:Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972

Hecate is the Greek goddess of sorcery, and Edmund Wilson's Hecate County is the bewitched center of the American Dream, a sleepy bedroom community where drinks flow endlessly and sexual fantasies fill the air. Memoirs of Hecate County, Wilson's favorite among his many books, is a set of interlinked stories combining the supernatural and the satirical, astute social observation and unusual personal detail. But the heart of the book, "The Princess with the Golden Hair," is a starkly realistic novella about New York City, its dance halls and speakeasies and slums. So sexually frank that for years Wilson's book was suppressed, this story is one of the great lost works of twentieth-century American literature: an astringent, comic, ultimately devastating exploration of lust and love, how they do and do not overlap.

Editions:119  Date:0004 - 2004  Genre(s):Short stories, Short stories



by:Lee, Chang-rae

"Aloft offers a reexamination of the American dream from the inside out, through the voice of Jerry Battle, a suburban middle-aged man who has lived his entire life on Long Island, New York." "Battle's favorite diversion is to fly his small plane solo; slipping away for quick flights over the Island or to the coastal towns of New England, Jerry has been disappearing for years. Then a family crisis occurs, and Jerry finds he must face his disengagement in his relationships: with his deceased wife, the circumstances of whose death he has never fully accepted; with his former girlfriend, whom he still longs for; with his daughter, who refuses to address the disease that threatens her life; with his son, who is in danger of losing the family business; and with his father, whom he has placed in a nursing home."--Jacket.

Editions:52  Date:2004 - 2014  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction


The slap

by:Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-

At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of confrontations within the lives of the the families and friends present.

Editions:92  Date:1120 - 2018  Genre(s):Novels, Novels, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


Expensive people

by:Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

The narrator of this novel is Richard Everett, a 250 pound 18-year-old boy-genius sitting alone in a shabby rented room composing a memoir about how he assassinated his mother seven years before.

Editions:59  Date:1968 - 2009  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction


The deep end

by:Fielding, Joy

When Joanne's husband walks out of her life, she thinks she will never again feel more lost and vulnerable until she finds herself stalked by an unseen killer with no one to turn to for help.

Editions:70  Date:1934 - 2015  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Horror fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Horror fiction


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