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Hood
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316818
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-08-13
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A tale of grief and lust, frustration and hilarity, death and family Penelope O’Grady and Cara Wall are risking disaster when, like teenagers in any intolerant time and place—here, a Dublin convent school in the late 1970s—they fall in love. Yet Cara, the free spirit, and Pen, the stoic, craft a bond so strong it seems as though nothing could sever it: not the bickering, not the secrets, not even Cara’s infidelities. But thirteen years on, a car crash kills Cara and rips the lid off Pen’s world. Pen is still in the closet, teaching at her old school, living under the roof of Cara’s gentle father, who thinks of her as his daughter’s friend. How can she survive widowhood without even daring to claim the word? Over the course of one surreal week of bereavement, she is battered by memories that range from the humiliating, to the exalted, to the erotic, to the funny. It will take Pen all her intelligence and wit to sort through her tumultuous past with Cara, and all the nerve she can muster to start remaking her life.
Legends
Author: Evan Pickering
Publisher: Evan Pickering
ISBN:
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-10-27
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Legends Never Die. Sequel to the Post-Apocalyptic Bestseller HOOD! From the remnants of America, a new world is taking shape. But not all is as it seems. As Rangers of the Sons of Liberty, Whiskey and Taylor have a new life ranging out into the overgrown vestiges of civilization, teaching young soldiers how to survive. But peace never lasts long. The tides of war beckon as rebels are found within the borders. A secret organization lies unknown to the warring factions in the new Americas. A mysterious message has been nailed to Whiskey and Taylor's door. Someone from their past is still alive. Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Kaiser and the end of the First War. Survivors across the country have slowly banded into factions, rebuilding semblances of civilization from the vestiges of the old world. The end of the Kaiser's war brought years of relative peace to the country... But as the factions rise up against the Sons of Liberty, conflict rises on the horizon. As war comes again to the vestiges of America, the factions have united behind a deadly sniper called 'the Ghost'. The Sons of Liberty stand alone, and The new civilization stands upon the brink of falling apart once more . . . But the further from home Whiskey and Taylor get, the more muddled the truth seems to be. But one thing is clear. Someone from their past is still alive. Sequel to the bestselling Book 1 of the American Rebirth Series, HOOD!
Hood Rat
Author: K'wan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429993618
Pages: 368
Year: 2006-10-31
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Hood Rat (n.): A woman of questionable repute, one who has been known to "get around" in the 'hood. Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous. She lives her life playing on men's hearts as well as their pockets. She learns the hard way that all that glitters isn't gold. Billy, a former high school basketball star, is at the end of her rope with the opposite sex. To her, all men are dogs, so she secretly seeks comfort in the arms of women, until she meets a man who makes her reevaluate her feelings. Reese is an around-the-way chick, trying to keep up with the Joneses. There's a revolving door on her bedroom as she tries to find the love she always felt was missing. Her promiscuity leaves her pregnant from a one-night stand and Reese is faced with the task of breaking an age-old cycle, passed down from mother to daughter in her family, and standing on her own. Rhonda is twenty-something with three kids, by three men, and riding the system all the way to the bank. To her, work is a dirty word; between the multiple checks she gets from the government, and the games she plays with men, she's living the life of a ghetto superstar. The game soon turns ugly when one of her "sponsors" snaps and decides to get some payback. Harlem has never seen four friends as scandalous as these. The neighborhood will never be the same again.
The Red Thread: A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079228
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-05-02
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The new bestseller from the author of The Knitting Circle: “Is there anyone who can write about the connections between ordinary people as well as Ann Hood does?”—Jodi Picoult “In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. Who is at the end of your red thread?” After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens The Red Thread, an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families. Maya finds some comfort in her work, until a group of six couples share their personal stories of their desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces her to confront the lost daughter of her past. Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese birth mothers who give up their daughters, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of fate and the red thread that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.
Eviction Notice
Author: K'wan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429984430
Pages: 448
Year: 2011-09-27
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When three young friends, Porsha, Frankie and Sahara, decide to sublease an apartment from a mutual acquaintance, life becomes one big party for the girls. But the party comes to an abrupt end when they find out they've been fleeced for their money and an eviction notice is taped to their door. They have seventy-two hours to come up with the money or be tossed into the streets by the city marshals. Armed with various schemes, they set out to try and stop the eviction and find themselves caught in the crossfire of a bloody war between the Notorious Clark family and a new player in the game. Meanwhile the police are still searching for the killer known only as The Animal, while his former lover Gucci tries to put the pieces of her life back together. When all is said and done, all parties involved will discover something about Animal and his abduction that no one was prepared for. There goes the neighborhood, again!One of Library Journal's Best Street Lit Books of 2011
Something Blue
Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480466840
Pages: 295
Year: 2014-01-28
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College friends Lucy and Katherine reunite as adults—and build a new friendship as changed women Katherine shows up at Lucy’s Manhattan doorstep having run away from the marriage altar. Lucy isn’t thrilled to see her former sorority sister—her own life as a children’s book illustrator is complicated enough, especially as she may be falling out of love with her boyfriend. Along with Lucy’s oddball best friend, Julia, the women tackle the complicated challenge of being young, lost, and in search of life in New York City. Something Blue is a heartfelt but never sentimental modern classic, capturing three women on the verge of the future, still figuring out the past, and trying to solve the present all at once. A novel that addresses friendship, ambition, and love head on, Something Blue and its three heroines head in surprising directions in their search for meaning.
Still Hood
Author: K'wan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429921080
Pages: 352
Year: 2007-10-02
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Only the strong survie on the streets of Brooklyn. And while Dena Jones definitely has what it takes not only to survive but to succeed, she wants out. And she's determined to make it out of Crooklyn. She's determined to make it out of Crooklyn by any means necessary and doesn't have a problem manipulating men to get what she wants. Just ask her boyfriend Lance, or his girlfriend Michelle. True has finally made it. His debut album has the streets going crazy and is threatening to spill over into the mainstream. After the murder of his group, his jump off and almost his dreams, True's life is finally starting to look up, until karma catches up with him. Somebody wants him dead and he doesn't know why, or does he? Jah and Yoshi's was supposed to be a romance straight out of a story but there are no such things as fairy tails in the ghetto. Her position as a stylist keeps her in the mix and in the company of some industry heavyweights. Jah tries to be understanding but he can't help but to wonder just how much he can trust his girlfriend. He had promised to love her regardless of her past but in addition to wondering whether his girlfriend is creeping with her clients Jah has got a bigger problem. Someone is trying to kill True and its his job to make sure that doesn't happen.
The Book That Matters Most
Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393354091
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-08-01
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An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author o The Knitting Circle.
Hood
Author: Stephen Lawhead
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1595543295
Pages: 512
Year: 2008-04-08
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Robin Hood The Legend Begins Anew For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R. Lawhead's latest work conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.
Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine
Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312195559
Pages: 240
Year: 1998-07-15
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Four friends from the sixties, Suzanne, Claudia, Elizabeth, and Howard, find that in the eighties their lives have taken some surprising turns
Lifeboat 12
Author: Susan Hood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481468855
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-09-04
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In the tradition of The War That Saved My Life and Stella By Starlight, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II. With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada. Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger. They’re wrong. Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive? Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, Lifeboat 12 is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive.
Leprechaun in the Hood
Author: Cameron Pierce, Adam Cesare, Shane McKenzie
Publisher:
ISBN: 1940885124
Pages: 236
Year: 2014-08-26
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Thirty, jobless, and going pre-maturely bald, amateur director Simon has dumped every last dime into his pet project: a musical adaptation of the cult film LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD. With a week til curtains up, the production is a disaster. His actors can't act, his crew hates his guts, and his set has a tendency to go up in flames. And all that is before the actual leprechaun, a mythological beast with a penchant for limericks and grisly murder, catches wind of the whole operation. Gathering as many four leaf-clovers and wrought-iron spears as they can, the surviving cast and crew must band together to kill the creature and ensure that the musical goes ahead as planned. But with an army of undead strippers at his side, the leprechaun is determined to disembowel, behead, and battle rap his way toward reclaiming his gold...and his intellectual property.
The Obituary Writer: A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393081427
Pages: 292
Year: 2013-03-04
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An obituary writer searching for her missing lover at the turn of the 20th century is linked to a woman considering leaving her loveless marriage in 1963 in this literary mystery from the best-selling author of The Red Thread. 35,000 first printing.
The Knitting Circle: A Novel
Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393067130
Pages: 352
Year: 2008-01-17
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“An intelligent, moving read” (Pages) and “a testament to women’s friendship and to Ann Hood’s talent” (Hilma Wolitzer). After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a new knitting technique and, as they do, revealing their own personal stories of loss, love, and hope. Eventually Mary is able to tell her own story of grief and in so doing reclaims her love for her husband, faces the hard truths about her relationship with her mother, and finds the spark of life again.
Red Riding Hood
Author: Elizabeth Garver Jordan
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 356
Year: 1926
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