A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist
Author: K.L. Slater
Micah is a liar. That's the one thing she won't lie about. Over the years, she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend Zach dies under brutal circumstances, Micah sets out to tell the truth. At first the truth comes easily-because it is a lie. Other truths are so unbelievable, so outside the realm of normal, they must be a lie. And the honest truth is buried so deep in Micah's mind even she doesn't know if it's real. The ultimate unreliable narrator takes readers on a thrill ride in this highly acclaimed novel. Prepare to grasp for truth until the very last page. "Readers will get chills . . . [and] be guessing and theorizing long after they've finished this gripping story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "[Micah's] suspenseful, supernatural tale is engrossing. . . . The chilling story she spins will have readers' hearts racing." -School Library Journal, starred review "An engrossing story of teenage life on the margins." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Cut off from all news of the war along with thousands of fellow prisoners, Jacob Heym accidentally overhears a radio broadcast that reveals the Red Army's advancement and is forced to tell a series of lies in order to explain his knowledge.
Author: Jurek Becker,Leila Vennewitz
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.
The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
THE STORY: Newly arrived in Paris, Dorante meets two women in the Tuileries, Clarice and Lucrece. He falsely boasts about his brave military exploits, falling in love with Clarice in the process. But the joke is on Dorante; he believes Clarice to b
Author: Pierre Corneille,Richard Wilbur
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
This series shows children how to cope with their behaviour problems. Each title consists of 3 stories, through which all children will be able to identify with the characters. This title tells the stories of Kerry, Ben and Ruth.
Author: Janine Amos
Publisher: Cherrytree Books
Category: Children's stories, English
An intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist. When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life—ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are. As Liar twists and turns through Roberge’s life, it turns the familiar story of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll on its head. Darkly funny and brutally frank, it offers a remarkable portrait of a down and out existence cobbled together across the country, from musicians’ crashpads around Boston, to seedy bars popular with sideshow freaks in Florida, to a painful moment of reckoning in the scorched Wonder Valley desert of California. As Roberge struggles to keep addiction and mental illness from destroying the good life he has built in his better moments, he is forced to acknowledge the increasingly blurred line between the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Rob Roberge
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Paris, 1643: Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks isLucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives."--P. of cover.
Author: David Ives
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
A book-length narrative poem, this sassy, confessional, intoxicating, and heartbreaking work charts the ups and downs of a torrid love affair. From illusions of permanence and ownership to the pain of estrangement, Liar masterfully explores feelings familiar to anyone who has ever loved — and lost. Crosbie also goes beyond this territory, examining the lover’s own complicity in her joy and suffering. Liar is a grotesque, beautiful meditation on the nature of love.
Author: Lynn Crosbie
Publisher: House of Anansi
A disturbing glimpse into a reality based on illusion... China Collins' passionate mid-life marriage to Sam Eagle, an aboriginal lawyer, seems to be all she'd ever hoped for. As the artist settles into the life she and her husband are making together in their Maritime Home, she slowly realizes that Sam isn't quite what he'd seemed. The pieces of the puzzle swirl and swift, but China cannot evade the truth forever - the truth that her beloved husband is a pathological Liar. In the process of tracking her husband's lies, the artist becomes a detective. China reluctantly leads herself to expose the delicate patte of deceit she herself has invented in order to live with the man she chose to love. Eventually she devises a unique way to regain her freedom, but it all ends in a resolution that she hadn't foreseen. Fragments of China's Poetry and her jou al entries provide a fascinating glimpse into her perceptions of a situation that has bound itself deeply into her life, and that refuses to be unbound without a struggle. Bo in Kingston, Jamaica, Joanna Gosse grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland where she first honed her talents as a dancer/ singer / actress. Continuing her acting career in Montreal and Toronto, she has written songs, poems, television comedies and screenplays, preformed on stage, radio and television , and written and produced a one-woman play. She has two children and three grand children. Liar is her first published novel.
Author: Joanna Gosse
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Category: Domestic fiction
Lauren discovers that the truth hurts when a lie comes back to haunt her; Craig and Brian illegally board a train with a dreadful final destination; and Alexis attends a dangerous drama class in which the drama is not an act.
Author: Damien Graves
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This book is about one of the most baffling of all paradoxes--the famous Liar paradox. Suppose we say: "We are lying now." Then if we are lying, we are telling the truth; and if we are telling the truth we are lying. This paradox is more than an intriguing puzzle, since it involves the concept of truth. Thus any coherent theory of truth must deal with the Liar. Keith Simmons discusses the solutions proposed by medieval philosophers and offers his own solutions and in the process assesses other contemporary attempts to solve the paradox. Unlike such attempts, Simmons' "singularity" solution does not abandon classical semantics and does not appeal to the kind of hierarchical view found in Barwise's and Etchemendy's The Liar. Moreover, Simmons' solution resolves the vexing problem of semantic universality--the problem of whether there are semantic concepts beyond the expressive reach of a natural language such as English.
An Essay on Truth and the Diagonal Argument
Author: Keith Simmons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
THE STORY: The liar of the title is one Lelio, a young Venetian of good family who returns home after a long absence and is immediately embroiled in a series of hilarious escapades. Lelio's problem is that he seems unable to speak the truth when a
A Comedy in Three Acts
Author: Carlo Goldoni
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1888 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. One of thirteen children, James had an unorthodox early education, switching between schools, private tutors and private reading.. James published his first story, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, in the Continental Monthly in 1864, when he was twenty years old. In 1876, he emigrated to London, where he remained for the vast majority of the rest of his life, becoming a British citizen in 1915. From this point on, he was a hugely prolific author, eventually producing twenty novels and more than a hundred short stories and novellas, as well as literary criticism, plays and travelogues. Amongst James's most famous works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington Square (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, The Turn of the Screw (1898). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Read Books Ltd