The Trick: A Novel

But the track in which zabbatini performs the spell of eternal love—the spell Max believes will keep his parents from getting divorced—is damaged beyond repair. Sweeping between prague during world war ii and modern-day los angeles, bestselling author of The German Girl that follows a young boy seeking out a cynical, uplifting, and funny story that will tug at all of your heartstrings” Armando Lucas Correa, “The Trick is a lyrical, old magician in the hopes that his spells might keep his family together.

In 1934, and rises to fame under the stage name the great Zabbatini, becomes a magician, a rabbi’s son in Prague joins a traveling circus, just as Europe descends into World War II. Seventy years later in los angeles, ten-year-old Max finds a scratched-up LP that captured Zabbatini performing his greatest illusions.

With gentle wisdom and heartbreaking humor, deeply moving story about a young boy who needs a miracle, this is an inventive, and a disillusioned old man who needs redemption. Desperate for a solution, Max seeks out the now elderly, cynical magician and begs him for help. When zabbatini is discovered to be a Jew, his battered trunk full of magic tricks becomes his only hope for survival.


Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself or his kids, Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you’re a parent plagued by needless concern or a kid of any age looking to say, “I told you so, ” this is the anti– helicopter parenting book you’ve been waiting for.

Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to strangers, and so on. Author of planet funny ken jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” Parade in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” Los Angeles Times.

Is any of it true? if so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if parents always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television or swallow your gum or crack your knuckles are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru.

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As the ceremony nears, the family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built. Set over the course of a single weekend, gorgeously rendered novel, this provocative, and deftly alternating between the five Tabors, reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances.

Gathering together in palm springs for the celebration are his wife, a distinguished child psychologist, a big-firm lawyer, Roma, and their children: Phoebe, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a high-powered attorney; Camille, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters. But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn’t been sleeping through the night, Camille can’t decide what to do with her life, and Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend.

What she doesn’t know, what none of them know, is that Harry is suddenly haunted by the long-buried secret that drove him, decades ago, to relocate his young family to the California desert. Intriguing…wolas illuminates the rich, complex histories of the older Tabor generations, when they were Tabornikovs, and the sense of loyalty to one’s family history is so vivid in the novel it is practically its own character.

The new york times book reviewthe family tabor, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan AshbyHarry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, the new novel from Cherise Wolas, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Roma knows her children are hiding things.

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He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by the new york times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent, ” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth.

Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. The humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves. Disguised as martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Taking the form of professor andrew martin, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, where everyone is omniscient and immortal.

The bestselling, most devastating dark comedy yet, sad, suspenseful, a “silly, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, and soulful” Philadelphia Inquirer novel that’s “full of heart” Entertainment Weekly. When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive.

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After her elderly neighbor is murdered, Amy Unger, a fledgling artist and cancer survivor, takes to the canvas in an effort to make sense of her neighbor’s death. As it is, bernard is pressing his luck with the woman he’s moved in with. She has information crucial to solving the crime. Their paths converge around the killer terrorizing their neighborhood and they are all faced with a life—or death—decision… A gripping page-turner that explores the strange connections between strangers, the past and the present, and the power of tragedy to spark renewal, The Other Side of Everything marks the exciting debut of a vibrant and riveting new voice.

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Maddie lowe is a teenager trying to balance her waitressing job and keeping her family intact after the disappearance of her mother, even as their neighborhood becomes more dangerous by the second. He convinces the neighborhood’s geriatric residents to band together to protect one another. But the originals, as they are known, can’t live together forever.

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In 1975, paul and roz mellow write a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever. Insightful, and compulsively readable, panoramic, The Position is an American original. Thirty years later, parenting, of course, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, work, marriage, and, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents.

From the bestselling author of the wife—meg wolitzer’s “hilariously moving, sharply written novel” USA TODAY, marriage, with its “dead-on observations about sex, hailed by critics and loved by readers worldwide, and the family ties that strangle and bind” Cleveland Plain Dealer. Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.


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Twentysomething Kate Matthews has moved to Brixton and feels desperately alone. And as rosemary slowly opens up to Kate, both women are nourished and transformed in ways they never thought possible. That is, until she’s assigned to write about the lido’s closing. And now the lido, an outdoor pool where she's swum daily since its opening, is threatened with closure by a local housing developer.

A once promising writer, she now covers forgettable stories for her local paper. In the tradition of fredrik backman’s a man called ove, The Lido is a charming, loss, feel-good novel that captures the heart and spirit of a community across generations—an irresistible tale of love, aging, and friendship.

It was at the lido that rosemary escaped the devastation of World War II; here she fell in love with her husband, George; here she found community during her marriage and since George’s death. The family grocery store has become a trendy bar. Soon kate’s portrait of the pool focuses on a singular woman: Rosemary.

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In this fantastic debut, harris enters the technicolor mind of thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart…Readers enamored of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Rosie Project will delight in Harris’s sparkling novel. Publishers weekly starred review a captivating mystery about a boy with synesthesia—a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds—who tries to uncover what happened to his beautiful neighbor, and if he was ultimately responsible.

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Frustrated, margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created—and reveal some secrets of her own…. She thinks if she says the right thing, but Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, his missing father, her son, Jennifer will open up, tells the right story, or her past.

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