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Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Title Not a Happy Family
Author Shari Lapena
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2021-07-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780385695053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know who has sold more than 7 million copies of her books worldwide. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know. Wouldn't you?

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Title Someone We Know
Author Shari Lapena
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2019-07-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780385690836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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AN INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "No one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena." —Ruth Ware, internationally bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 Maybe you don't know your neighbours as well as you thought you did . . . This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out. In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses—and into the owners' computers as well—learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets? In this neighborhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide. You never really know what people are capable of . . .

The End Of Her by Shari Lapena

Title The End of Her
Author Shari Lapena
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2020-07-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780385695039
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know. In upstate New York, Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their colicky twin babies. The girls are a handful, but Stephanie doesn't mind being a stay-at-home mom, taking care of them while Patrick does the 9-5 to pay the bills. And when a woman from Patrick's past drops in on them unexpectedly, raising questions about his late first wife, Stephanie supports her husband wholeheartedly. She knows the car accident all those many years ago was just that--an accident. But Erica is persistent, and now she's threatening to go to the police. Patrick is afraid his job--and his reputation--will be at risk if he doesn't put an end to Erica's questioning immediately. And when the police start digging, Stephanie's trust in her husband begins to falter, and Patrick is primed to lose everything. As their marriage crumbles, Stephanie feels herself coming unglued, and soon she isn't sure what--or who--to believe. Now the most important thing is to protect her girls, but at what cost?

Happy Family by Tracy Barone

Title Happy Family
Author Tracy Barone
Publisher Lee Boudreaux Books
Release Date 2016-05-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780316342582
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of these things is not like the other. That's how Cheri Matzner felt growing up in her adoptive family, and it's what continues to define her as she tries to start a family of her own. Funny and fierce, desperate for connection yet pushing it away with both hands, she needs to jump-start a marriage in danger of flatlining and save her career from scandal. But Cheri is still contending with a complicated relationship with her parents-her aging Italian bombshell of a mother and a distant father who looms large, even in death-unaware of the sacrifices they made to be together or of the difficult truths and lies in their marriage. When tragedy unravels Cheri's well-designed defenses, she is thrust into an odyssey of acceptance that brings her full circle back to her dramatic origins. Sometimes it takes half a lifetime to come of age. To be able to glimpse our parents beyond their roles as our parents. To uncover the many versions of truth within our family stories and within our own. And to laugh at it all just a little bit sooner.

The Housekeeper by Natalie Barelli

Title The Housekeeper
Author Natalie Barelli
Publisher Furphies Press
Release Date 2019-10-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9780648225980
Language English, Spanish, and French
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She's a liar. She's a stalker. She's in your house. When Claire sees Hannah Wilson at an exclusive Manhattan hair salon, it's like a knife slicing through barely healed scars. It may have been ten years since Claire last saw Hannah, but she has thought of her every day, and not in a good way. So Claire does what anyone would do in her position—she stalks her. Hannah is now Mrs. Carter, living the charmed life that should have been Claire's. It's the life Claire used to have, before Hannah came along and took it all away from her. Back then, Claire was a happy teenager with porcelain skin and long, wavy blond hair. Now she's an overweight, lazy drunk with hair the color of compost and skin to match. Which is why when Hannah advertises for a housekeeper, Claire is confident she can apply and not be recognized. And since she has time on her hands, revenge on her mind, and a talent for acting… Because what better way to seek retribution—and redress—than from within the beautiful Mrs. Hannah Carter's own home? Except that it's not just Claire who has secrets. Everyone in that house seems to have something to hide. And now, there's no way out.

Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Title Not a Happy Family
Author Shari Lapena
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-07-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0593299914
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An Occasionally Happy Family
Author Cliff Burke
Publisher HMH Books For Young Readers
Release Date 2021-05-18
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780358325673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Coursing underneath this comically disastrous road trip romp is a painfully real and poignant reflection on how families find the strength to cope with loss. Funny and fast-paced (and occasionally happy), Theo's journey is one many young readers will relate to and enjoy."--John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted Gordon Korman meets The Great Outdoors in this funny and moving debut about a boy who goes on a disastrous family vacation (sweltering heat! bear chases!) that ends with a terrible surprise: his dad's new girlfriend.

Title The Secrets of Happy Families
Author Bruce Feiler
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2013-02-19
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780062199508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military. The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations… Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

Title A Stranger in the House
Author Shari Lapena
Publisher Doubleday Canada
Release Date 2017-08-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780385686983
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself and unsettling questions that threaten to tear a couple apart. You come home after a long day at work, excited to have dinner with your beautiful wife. But when you walk through the door, you quickly realize that she's not there. In the kitchen, there is a pot on the stove, and vegetables on the counter, abandoned. Her cellphone and her purse are still in the house, in the bedroom, exactly where she keeps them. It looks like she's left in a blind panic. You fear the worst, so you call her friends to see if they know where she is. Then you call the police. The police tell you that your wife's been in an accident. They found her in the worst part of town, after she lost control of the car while speeding through the streets. But why would she go to that neighbourhood? And why was she driving so fast? Was she running toward something? Or away from something? The police think your wife was up to no good. You refuse to believe it, at first. Then, as the stories and facts don't line up, and your wife can't remember what happened that evening, you start to wonder. You've been married for two years and you thought you knew her better than anyone else in the world . . . . . . but maybe you don't.

Building A Happy Family by Raageshwari Loomba Swaroop

Title Building A Happy Family
Author Raageshwari Loomba Swaroop
Publisher Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Release Date 2020-05-02
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9789353057442
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You can't have a happy family unless you're happy yourself. Raageshwari Loomba, an award-winning speaker on mindfulness, shows us how to create an excellent atmosphere for the entire family to thrive in. Her relateable style is coupled with real-life examples, such as that of Albert Einstein, who couldn't speak till the age of four and was a poor student. His parents encouraged him with love and allowed him to learn at his own pace. This, she shows, is the way to bring up your own little genius. Building a Happy Family brings to you 11 simple mindfulness philosophies that will enrich and strengthen your and your children's inner world. Through scientific research and her own intimate story of heartbreak and facial paralysis, Raageshwari emphasises how our thoughts can manifest further struggles or glory, and how teaching children early that our inner world attracts our outer world is key. Parents are taught to encourage their children's original expressions, creativity and joy, and not lose sight of it in their own lives too. This is the secret to a happy family.

Have A Happy Family Life by Suzie Hayman

Title Have a Happy Family Life
Author Suzie Hayman
Publisher Teach Yourself
Release Date 2012-11-30
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781444169287
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why do some families work better than others? What are the ingredients for a fulfilling family life? In this wide-ranging and practical book, respected counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman explains how you can make your family work, whatever stage of life you are in. This book is about you and your family - your development, your children's development, your relationships not only with your partner and immediate family but with those who raised you and those you care for and about. We'll be looking at the vital questions; How do children develop? How do families bond? How do our experiences as children help or hinder us later in life? What happens in your family of origin to give you and the best start and continuing opportunities, and how do those influences affect your ability to help your own children go on to thrive and develop? What are the issues that come up in everyday life between you and your family, and how may understanding why you behave and feel the way you do allow you to control what happens, for the best?

Happy You Happy Family by Kelly Holmes

Title Happy You Happy Family
Author Kelly Holmes
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2017-06
Category Happiness
Total Pages 122
ISBN 1537224468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You want to be a loving parent who guides your kids towards a life of happiness and success. But the chaos of parenting life leaves you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just vaguely annoyed all the time. (Or maybe it's not so vague.) With this practical guide for busy parents and a bonus printable workbook, you'll know how to: * Stop feeling overwhelmed. Get a handle on the swirling chaos of to-do items and appointments and "should"s in your head. * Set yourself up for a happy day, every day. Find out the ingredients you need in your day in order to become your happiest self. * Catch yourself before you lose your cool. Learn what to do when you lose your patience with a temper-taming toolkit of proven tools to get you back on track. * Heal after the storm. For the days when you do lose your cool, you'll get the exact steps to flush the bad mojo from your body and repair the relationship with your child (or your partner). This book gives you the best science-backed tools that you need as a busy parent to become your happiest self.

Title Have a Happy Family by Friday
Author Dr. Kevin Leman
Publisher Revell
Release Date 2014-08-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781441219541
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every member of a family plays a vital role in the health and happiness of the household. Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. And when every member of the family is pulling for each other and on the same team, everybody wins. But is this kind of family life even possible? Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he's ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen in their family--in just five days. He shows families how to · communicate honestly and kindly · prioritize the right things · maintain great attitudes and behaviors · determine the role they play in the family structure · make family time count As always, Dr. Leman's outstanding advice is laced with humor, great stories, and the wisdom that comes only from a lifetime of experience. For parents who've had it up to here with bickering, hurt feelings, and emotional exhaustion, Have a Happy Family by Friday is just what the doctor ordered.

A Good Family by Erik Fassnacht

Title A Good Family
Author Erik Fassnacht
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2015-08-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781466878259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Named a Best Book of 2015 by Chicago Book Review! Meet the Brunsons of Downers Grove, Illinois. Henry is the once-magical father, whose fear of aging and endangered career lead him to the nightclubs of Chicago's Viagra Triangle. His wife Julie struggles to reclaim her life with a bottle of Zoloft and dreams of her youthful independence. Charlie, the golden-boy son, leaves the lucrative job his father arranged to serve in Afghanistan—and returns angry, damaged and uncertain of his place in the world. And Barkley, the bumbling youngest, is an aspiring writer of geeky science fiction stories now interviewing for his first job at a forbidding Catholic high school. When Henry's health abruptly declines, he tries to return to the home and the life he had dominated. But his family, once totally dependent on his love, physical strength, and income, no longer needs him. As Julie, Charlie, and Barkley begin to find their ways forward, Henry tries desperately to bring them back together. In the end, each one will arrive at a new understanding of what family can—and cannot—be. Unusually assured and perceptive, combining narrative drive with humor, insight, and powerful family dynamics, A Good Family is a memorable debut by former high school teacher Erik Fassnacht.

The Happy Family by B.M. Bower

Title The Happy Family
Author B.M. Bower
Publisher Xist Publishing
Release Date 2016-04-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 199
ISBN 9781681959207
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A great cowboy story from B.M. Bower “The sun, dropping a bit lower, robbed him inch by inch of the shade to which he clung foolishly.” - B. M. Bower, The Happy Family First published in 1910, The Happy Family (a sequel to "Chip of the Flying U”), continues the various funny and catchy happenings of the well-known interesting characters – Andy Green, Weary, Irish, Pink, Happy Jack, Big Medicine, and the rest - as the action takes place in the badlands, on the edge of the Rockies.

All Happy Families by Jeanne McCulloch

Title All Happy Families
Author Jeanne McCulloch
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2018-08-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780062234773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families. On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area’s quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons." The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn. But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and "pater familias" of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch’s vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch’s theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign. As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law’s lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened. Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch’s clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way.

Real Happy Family by Caeli Wolfson Widger

Title Real Happy Family
Author Caeli Wolfson Widger
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2014
Category FICTION
Total Pages 361
ISBN 9780544263611
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When full-time Hollywood party girl Lorelei auditions for television's hottest reality show, she finds her life self-destructing after her drug-addled mother wages a racially-slanted war against the stunning, young, African-American woman who won the role. 10,000 first printing.

The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

Title The Other Wife
Author Claire McGowan
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
Release Date 2019-10-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1542093155
Language English, Spanish, and French
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She's a total stranger. But she knows who you are... Suzi did a bad thing. She's paying for it now, pregnant, scared, and living in an isolated cottage with her jealous husband, Nick. When Nora moves into the only house nearby, Suzi is delighted to have a friend. So much so that she's almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But there's more to Nora than meets the eye. It's impossible--does she already know what Suzi did? Meanwhile, Elle spends her days in her perfect home, fixated on keeping up appearances. But when her husband betrays her, it unravels a secret going all the way back to her childhood. She'll do whatever it takes to hold on to him, even if that means murder. After all, she's done it before... Caught up in their own secrets and lies, these strangers will soon realise they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. When a shocking event brings them together, their lives will never be the same again.

Title You Can Have a Happy Family
Author Amanda Beth
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date 2011-09-01
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1463764642
Language English, Spanish, and French
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YOU can't perfect your family.YOUR SPOUSE can't perfect your family.NO ONE can perfect your family.But there is hope…GOD CAN! Join Amanda on her journey to find contentment. She takes you through her personal testimony and reveals the steps God taught her that freed her from insecurity, strife, distrust, resentment, and chaos in her marriage. She shares with you how to enjoy your family while waiting on God to restore, transform, and perfect you, your spouse, and your children. This book is a guide to a total FAMILY makeover. As a mom of four children ages one to ten, Amanda understands the struggles of raising a family today. She shares her own struggles along with testimonies and needs of real families. She helps you apply true Biblical solutions to the problems that marriages and families face today.God only needs ONE willing heart to change a whole family. Let that heart be yours!"The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures forever: forsake not the works of your own hands." —Psalm 138:8, AKJVAbout the Author: Amanda Beth has been married for fifteen years and has experienced a transformation in her life and her marriage since she surrendered her heart to Christ ten years ago. She passionately desires to see individuals and families transformed through the power of God. Her teachings on marriage and spiritual growth can be found on her website (amandabeth.net) and her blog (sharingtruths.com). Amanda and her husband, Jason, live in Michigan with their four children.

Title People of Abandoned Character
Author Clare Whitfield
Publisher Head of Zeus Ltd
Release Date 2020-10-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781838932800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'An astonishing book' M.W. CRAVEN He is my husband. To honour and obey. Until murder do us part. London, 1888: Susannah rushes into marriage to a young and wealthy surgeon. After a passionate honeymoon, she returns home with her new husband wrapped around her little finger. But then everything changes. His behaviour becomes increasingly volatile and violent. He stays out all night, returning home bloodied and full of secrets. Lonely and frustrated, Susannah starts following the gruesome reports of a spate of murders in Whitechapel. But as the killings continue, her mind takes her down the darkest path imaginable. Every time her husband stays out late, another victim is found dead. Is it coincidence? Or is he the man they call Jack the Ripper?