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Friendly Fire: A Novel

by Patrick Gale

At an elite English boarding school in the late 1970s, an orphaned fourteen-year-old girl falls in love with two boys--one of them gay--in this coming-of-age novel The town orphanage has been Sophie Cullen's only home since she was five years old. She knows not whether her parents are living or dead, and has no memory of her life before Wakefield House. No one is more surprised than Sophie when she wins the last scholarship to an exclusive boarding school. Tatham's was founded in the fourteenth century, and it is only the rare female scholar who gains entry. Even with the girls outnumbered twenty-five to one, Sophie only has eyes for upperclassman Lucas Behrman. Until she sees him kissing a boy. Then she meets Charlie Somborne-Abbot, whose life is shadowed by scandal. And solid, dependable Will Franks, who gives her her first kiss. But her education is just beginning. It will take a fall from grace and a devastating tragedy for Sophie to discover who she is and find her true place in the world. From the author of the bestselling Notes from an Exhibition, Friendly Fire is a wise and affecting chronicle of the painful angst of adolescence. A novel about friendship, family, and love, it explores the intransigence of beauty, the ephemerality of youth, the exhilaration of learning, and that most British of all preoccupations: class.

Friends--And Then Some

by Debbie Macomber

One of acclaimed author Debbie Macomber's classic novels, this tender story of two people daring to be more than "just friends" is available for the first time as an eBook. Lily Morrissey knows exactly what she wants in a husband: a big bank account. Not that she's greedy or shallow; she just needs the security for herself and her beloved grandmother. But husband-hunting is harder than she expected, especially with her best friend Jake in the way. In fact, Jake--who would be perfect for her if he weren't so committed to everything money can't buy--is becoming downright distracting, with those jade eyes and that disarming grin. All Jake wants is the freedom to sail his boat, write his stories, and live life on his own terms. Then his best friend tells him she's going groom shopping. But Jake can't imagine life without Lily or bear the thought of her in another man's arms. How can a rootless guy living a no-strings existence and a woman looking for someone she can count on both get what they need? By letting their hearts choose love. Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPagePublished by Debbie Macomber Books

Friends--And Then Some

by Debbie Macomber

One of acclaimed author Debbie Macomber's classic novels, this tender story of two people daring to be more than "just friends" is available for the first time as an eBook. Lily Morrissey knows exactly what she wants in a husband: a big bank account. Not that she's greedy or shallow; she just needs the security for herself and her beloved grandmother. But husband-hunting is harder than she expected, especially with her best friend Jake in the way. In fact, Jake--who would be perfect for her if he weren't so committed to everything money can't buy--is becoming downright distracting, with those jade eyes and that disarming grin. All Jake wants is the freedom to sail his boat, write his stories, and live life on his own terms. Then his best friend tells him she's going groom shopping. But Jake can't imagine life without Lily or bear the thought of her in another man's arms. How can a rootless guy living a no-strings existence and a woman looking for someone she can count on both get what they need? By letting their hearts choose love.BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home and The Inn at Rose Harbor. Praise for Debbie Macomber "No one tugs at readers' heartstrings quite as effectively as Macomber."--Chicago Tribune "The reigning queen of women's fiction."--The Sacramento Bee "It's impossible not to cheer for Macomber's characters. . . . When it comes to creating a special place and memorable, honorable characters, nobody does it better than Macomber."--BookPagePublished by Debbie Macomber Books

Friends & Foes

by Reshonda Tate Billingsley Victoria Christopher Murray

IT'S "A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!"* when the bestselling authors of Sinners & Saints bring back their outrageous first ladies in this sassy, witty, and poignant sequel! Now that Rachel Jackson Adams's husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival--by promoting her new community center on the nation's #1 television talk show! The power play won't stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmine's TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalition's heaviest hitters turns up dead-- and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer? Could danger this deep turn the enemies into BFFs? After all, miracles do happen. . . .

Friends for Never #14

by Nancy Krulik

Katie and Suzanne have been best friends for ever. But now Suzanne's become a total snob! Katie has had enough, and declares that she and Suzanne are now friends for never! Then Katie turns into Suzanne at a very important moment-just as Suzanne is about to make her modeling debut! Will Katie's walk down the runway ruin their friendship forever? .

Friends Forever

by Danielle Steel

Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life's adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey--full of tests and trials--as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime. FRIENDS FOREVER Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean--each bursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, in sports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them. As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love. In what may be her most intricate and emotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life--sometimes, if we're lucky, with a friend forever by our side.

Friends Forever (Casper)

by Golden Books

Dr. Harvey, a ghost hunter, and his twelve-year-old daughter, Kat, were traveling across the country from New Mexico to Maine. Dr. Harvey had been hired to chase away ghosts from Whipstaff Mansion and he was excited about the job. But Kat was upset because they were moving for the ninth time in two years and she had to leave her friends behind. And who is going to be her new best friend? Can ghosts and girls be friends or are they forever foes? Limited picture descriptions present.

Friends From The Forest

by Joy Adamson

From the Book Jacket: Foreword by Juliette Huxley In these two animal studies we have a last, touching testimony of Joy Adamson's gift for eliciting trust from creatures of the wild. The home of her later years, Elsamere, is a bungalow set on large wooded grounds bordering on the remnants of wild forest. To Joy's delight, two fascinating sets of visitors settled near Elsamere: picturesque Colobus monkeys, with their marvelously expressive faces, and a family of Verreaux's eagle owls, the third largest owl in the world and the largest in Africa, with a wingspan of twenty-three inches.

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie #2)

by Alexander Mccall Smith

Isabel Dalhousie thinks often of friends, sometimes of lovers, and on occasion of chocolate. As an Edinburgh philosopher she is certain of where she stands. She can review a book called In Praise of Sin with panache and conviction, but real life is. . . well, perhaps a bit more challenging - particularly when it comes to her feelings for Jamie, a younger man who should have married her niece, Cat. Jamie's handsomeness leaves Isabel feeling distinctly uneasy, and ethically disturbed. I am a philosopher', she thinks, 'but I am also a woman . And more disturbance is in store. When Cat takes a break in Italy, Isabel agrees to run her delicatessen. One of the customers, she discovers, has recently had a heart transplant and is now being plagued by memories that cannot be rationally explained and which he feels do not belong to him. Isabel is intrigued. So intrigued that she finds herself rushing headlong into a dangerous investigation. But she still has time to think about the things that possess her - things like love and friendship, and, of course, temptation. The last of these comes in many forms - chocolate, for example, or seductive Italians

Friends 'til the End

by Reshonda Tate Billingsley

The sixth book in The Good Girlz series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley Joy in her heart... It's for real -- Jasmine's in love! She never thought she'd be boy-crazy like her girlfriends Camille, Alexis, and Angel, but now Jasmine and football star C.J. Taylor are inseparable -- they've even been voted the school's cutest couple. And with love in the air, everything seems to be going right: Jasmine's mom has allowed her and C.J. to go out on dates, and even her relationship with her brother Jaquan has improved. Maybe love is contagious! Gone in a heartbeat? But Jasmine's happiness is shattered when a neighborhood gang begins harassing Jaquan -- and trouble quickly escalates to tragedy. With C.J. and his family caught in the crossfire of lies and violence, Jasmine will have to hold on tighter than ever to her faith, to the friends who have never let her down...and to the belief that love truly does conquer all.

The Friends We Keep

by Holly Chamberlin

In her college freshman year, Sophie Holmes met Eva and John, forging the kind of deep friendship that seems destined to last forever. But time proved otherwise, and Sophie married and moved to Los Angeles. Now, two decades later, newly divorced and adrift, Sophie has returned to Boston, and instinctively reaches out to the people who once defined her world.Though they've stayed in the same city, Eva and John too have grown apart. Eva is an ambitious advertising executive who favors flings over relationships. John is a dedicated lawyer wondering if he's left it too late for love and marriage. Through Sophie's reappearance, their connection crackles to life once more. Just as they did long ago, the three confide their longings and secrets--until old insecurities and new betrayal threatens to shatter their bond for good. Holly Chamberlin's thoughtful novel is a story of rediscovery and letting go, and of the ties that remind us where we've been--and where we still hope to go.

The Friends We Keep

by Susan Mallery

In this insightful and compelling story from book club favorite Susan Mallery, three close friends test the boundaries of how much a woman can give before she has nothing left After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. Oh, to use the bathroom in peace! No twins clamoring at the door, no husband barging in, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when her plans are derailed by some shocking news and her husband's crushing expectations, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own. Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Her husband is worried about the expensive fertility treatments and frantic about the threat to her health. But to Hayley, a woman who was born to be a mom should risk everything to fulfill her destiny-no matter how high the cost. Nicole Lord is still shell-shocked by a divorce that wasn't as painful as it should've been. Other than the son they share, her ex-husband left barely a ripple in her life. A great new guy tempts her to believe maybe the second time's the charm...but how can she trust herself to recognize true love? As their bonds of friendship deepen against the beautiful backdrop of Mischief Bay, Gabby, Hayley and Nicole will rely on good food, good wine and especially each other to navigate life's toughest changes.Look for another compelling story in the Mischief Bay series, The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery. Order your copy today!

The Friends We Keep: A Novel

by Susan Mallery

In this insightful and compelling story from book club favorite Susan Mallery, three close friends test the boundaries of how much a woman can give before she has nothing left After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. Oh, to use the bathroom in peace! No twins clamoring at the door, no husband barging in, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when her plans are derailed by some shocking news and her husband's crushing expectations, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own. Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Her husband is worried about the expensive fertility treatments and frantic about the threat to her health. But to Hayley, a woman who was born to be a mom should risk everything to fulfill her destiny-no matter how high the cost. Nicole Lord is still shell-shocked by a divorce that wasn't as painful as it should've been. Other than the son they share, her ex-husband left barely a ripple in her life. A great new guy tempts her to believe maybe the second time's the charm...but how can she trust herself to recognize true love? As their bonds of friendship deepen against the beautiful backdrop of Mischief Bay, Gabby, Hayley and Nicole will rely on good food, good wine and especially each other to navigate life's toughest changes.Look for another compelling story in the Mischief Bay series, The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery. Order your copy today!

Friendship: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz

Over 400 quotations, some more familiar than others, but all thoughtfully and precisely expressed. Includes such timeless observations as "A true friend is one soul in two bodies" (Aristotle) and "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept" (Samuel Butler). Also, thought-provoking reflections by Socrates, Confucius, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Ambrose Bierce, and many others.

Friendship Cake

by Lynne Hinton

When five women from the Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina form a committee to create a church cookbook, they embark on a project much more meaningful than they could have ever imagined. As novice pastor Charlotte Stewart, no-nonsense Margaret Peele, maverick Louise Fisher, steadfast Jessie Jenkins, and busybody Beatrice Newgarden meet to share recipes, they begin to open their lives and hearts as well.

Friendship Forever #10

by Angela Swan Sue Bentley

After Tyra's house is flooded, she and her family have to stay with friends. Things start to look up when fluffy Akita puppy, Storm, floats by. But Dale, the son of the friends they're staying with, doesn't like Storm. What will Tyra do?

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible

by Saul M. Olyan

The first comprehensive study of friendship in the Hebrew Bible Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in contemporary scholarship, has been largely ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly because of its complexity and elusiveness. Filling a significant gap in our knowledge and understanding of biblical texts, Saul M. Olyan provides this original, accessible analysis of a key form of social relationship. In this thorough and compelling assessment, Olyan analyzes a wide range of texts, including prose narratives, prophetic materials, psalms, pre-Hellenistic wisdom collections, and the Hellenistic-era wisdom book Ben Sira. This in-depth, contextually sensitive, and theoretically engaged study explores how the expectations of friends and family members overlap and differ, examining, among other things, characteristics that make the friend a distinct social act∨ failed friendship; and friendships in narratives such as those of Ruth and Naomi, and Jonathan and David. Olyan presents a comprehensive look at what constitutes friendship in the Hebrew Bible.

The Friendship Matchmaker

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Lara Zany is known throughout the school yard as the Friendship Matchmaker-kids call on her expertise and follow her hard-and-fast rules to find best friendships. Lara's documented everything from friendship categories (the BOBF, or Bus Only Best Friend; the TL, or Total Loner; the LBC, or Loner By Choice) to strategies (BJF, or the Bungee Jump Friend; FTFP, or Field Trip Faux Pas). But when new kid in school Emily Wong questions Lara's methods, the two decide to compete by each finding a TL a best friend. But Lara, an LBC, doesn't bank on finding her own best friendship in the most unlikely of places. ... In the tradition of Clueless, this reimagining of Jane Austen's Emma for middle school readers is a funny and heartwarming story of celebrating individuality and finding acceptance.

Friendship Over

by Johanna Wright Julie Sternberg

Ten-year-old Celie has quite a few things on her mind--fights with her sister Jo, secrets at school, an increasingly forgetful grandmother, and worst of all, a best friend who won't speak to her. How can a girl who hates change survive, when everything in her life is changing? By writing, of course. Celie's often comical and always heartfelt diary entries include notes, e-mails, homework assignments, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.

The Friendship Puzzle: Helping Kids Learn About Accepting and Including Kids with Autism

by Julie L. Coe

The world of autism is one that few understand. The condition comes in many forms, and those affected exhibit a wide range of personality traits, some of which make social relations daunting. The Friendship Puzzle helps young readers learn about accepting and including their friends and classmates with autism. Mackenzie Mackabee is going to school at Brook Acres Elementary. Mackenzie loves to make new friends, and she's very excited when she finds out there is a new boy at school named Dylan. But when her attempts at befriending him fail, she goes to her mother for advice. Together they determine to solve this "friendship puzzle." As she sets out to learn how she can be his friend, Mackenzie discovers that friendships come in many different forms. This book is lively, upbeat and sends an encouraging message about the importance of friendship and inclusion. The activity guide makes the book especially useful for educators and parents.

Fright Camp (Goosebumps Series 2000 #8)

by R. L. Stine

A summer camp run by famous horror movie director R.B. Farraday is filled with scary rides and thrills -- too scary for most happy campers.

Fright Christmas (Ghosts of Fear Street #15)

by R. L. Stine

Kenny Frobisher, the meanest bully in Shadyside, gets locked in a department store closet on Christmas Eve. As he escapes from the closet he realizes that he has been locked in the mall and will be visited by the ghosts of Fear Street.

Frisk: A Novel

by Dennis Cooper

One of five interconnected novels; exploration of homoeroticism and psychosis.

Frog

by Mary Calmes

Weber Yates's dreams of stardom are about to be reduced to a ranch hand's job in Texas, and his one relationship is with a guy so far out of his league he might as well be on the moon. Or at least in San Francisco, where Weber stops to see him one last time before settling down to the humble, lonely life he figures a frog like him has coming. Cyrus Benning is a successful neurosurgeon, so details are never lost on him. He spotted the prince in a broken-down bull rider's clothing from day one. But watching Weber walk out on him keeps getting harder, and he's not sure how much more his heart can take. Now Cyrus has one last chance to prove to Weber that it's not Weber's job that makes him Cyrus's perfect man, it's Weber himself. With the help of his sister's newly broken family, he's ready to show Weber that the home the man's been searching for has always been right there, with him. Cyrus might have laid down an ultimatum once, but now it's turned into a vow--he's never going to let Weber out of his life again.

Frog

by Stephen Dixon

Frog is a complex and paradoxical character: petulant, compulsive, overbearing, hostile, and self-righteous, but also imaginative, loving, kind, and strong. No matter how exasperating he gets, it's still hard not to care about him. His story is a nonsequential patchwork of flashbacks, real and imagined stories, and retellings from various perspectives.

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