The Liars' Club

A Memoir (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Mary Karr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069840999X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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“Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear.” –Oprah.com The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation. The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was.
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The Rogue

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429901857

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3242

Ethan Damont's legendary gambling skills have earned him a place at the gaming tables of London's most exclusive homes. He has used his dubious place in Society to aid The Liar's Club. But his latest favor to the group has not only put his life in danger-it has thrown him together with the woman who tempts him to forgo his rakish ways. Lady Jane Pennington is the ravishing niece of a suspected traitor. Now it's Ethan's job to discover if the woman he finds irresistible is naïve to her uncle's deceit-or guilty of treason against the Crown... Jane can barely wait for the Season to end-until she meets Ethan Damont. After a humiliating first encounter, Jane expects a scoundrel like Ethan to joke at her expense. Instead, he behaves like a perfect gentleman. But just as Jane finds herself overcome by her desire for Ethan, he takes her captive. Suddenly, she is pulled into a dangerous world where it's impossible to know who is friend-and who is foe. Will Ethan prove to be her undoing...or the love she has always longed for?
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The Impostor

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429901918

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4573

It isn't easy moving about Society dressed like a dandy-especially when one is a ruthless spy. But that's precisely the latest mission for Liar's Club agent Dalton Montmorecy. Dalton is posing as Sir Thorogood, the elusive cartoonist whose scathing political caricatures have all of London abuzz. The true identity of Sir Thorogood is a mystery, and Dalton hopes that impersonating him will flush out the real menace before his cartoons do further damage to the Crown. Now, if Dalton could only find a way to get the irksome, yet oddly appealing widow, Clara Simpson, off his trail... When Clara meets Sir Thorogood at a ball, she's certain he is an impostor-because she's the true Sir Thorogood. Secretly penning the cartoons under the frothy nom de plume, Clara hopes to save enough money so that she can leave her in-laws and find a new residence. Now she is determined to reveal an imposter's identity-and that means doing some undercover work herself. But pretending to be someone you're not has a funny way of making a woman do things she wouldn't ordinarily dream of-even if it drives her straight into the arms of her devilishly handsome adversary!
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The Spy

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429901925

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1665

James Cunnington has a pressing mission at hand: He must find the daughter of a missing code breaker for the Liar's Club, a man suspected of turning traitor for Napoleon. Time is of the utmost concern. While it is evident that his ward's new tutor has something to hide, James in unaware that the woman he seeks now resides under his very roof... Desperate and near destitute, Philippa Atwater must don gentleman's clothing to pass herself off as a scholarly young tutor. Her clever--if itchy--disguise allows her time to pursue her quest to find her father, ruthlessly abducted by French spies. Closely guarding the cryptic notebook he entrusted to her care, she sense danger all around her--even in the home of her roguishly handsome new employer, James Cunnington. Now Philippa is about to discover that the desire can be as lethal as a well-aimed bullet...
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The Pretender

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429901901

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1481

Rule #1: Never fall in love. Celeste Bradley captivated critics and readers alike with her unforgettable novel Fallen, which was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book. Now, she brings us The Lover, the first book in the wildly fun, exciting, and sexy new Liar's Club series both featuring irresistible heroes who are out to steal their leading ladies hearts! She had a secret she'd do anything to hide. Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain. He had a secret he'd do anything to hide. Simon Montague Rain, also known as The Magician, is a member of The Liar's Club, a renegade group of rogues and thieves in the service of the Crown. When someone begins murdering members of the undercover cabal one by one, Simon is given the mission to bring in The Griffin, one of his comrades who is suspected of betraying his brothers. Simon goes undercover and infiltrates the home of "Mrs." Agatha Applequist who he believes is the Griffin's mistress. Before Simon knows what's happened, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Agatha's soft, feminine charms-and he is tempted beyond reason to break the first rule of The Liar's Club: never fall in love.
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A Study Guide for Mary Karr's "The Liar's Club"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410351092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 20

View: 1912

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The Charmer

The Liar's Club

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429901932

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1288

Collis Tremayne could make any female swoon; yet no one would guess the hidden desperation that drove him to become the most skilled spy in service to the Crown. All that stands in his way...is Rose Lacey, a confounding chit who manages to outsmart him with cunning and courage. She is the only woman he cannot melt with his smile. With every breath, he wishes he never laid eyes on her. And with every flash of her green eyes, he craves to possess her... Rose Lacey fought hard to meet the challenge of becoming a spy for the infamous Liars Club. And if it weren't for Collis Tremayne, who manages to make her blood boil with his arrogance, and leave her breathless with white hot longing, she'd achieve her dream. Now, they must work together on a secret mission to uncover a dangerous plot-one in which the very safety of England hangs in the balance. Armed with wit and wiles, they must face deadly intrigue, clever enemies, and-if they can manage not to murder one another-the intoxicating lure of unbidden passion...
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The Liar's Club

Author: Layla Jordan

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758262507

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9780

Living the glamorous life courtesy of her successful new husband, Sinclair plays with fire when her not-quite-ex-husband Kwame gets out of prison and blackmails her for cash and sex.
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Die schöne Spionin

Roman

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641146887

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1860

Um ihren Bruder unbehelligt in London suchen zu können, gibt sich die junge, temperamentvolle Agatha Cunnington als verheiratete Frau aus. Als Scheinehemann hat sie sich den attraktiven Simon Montague Rain ausgesucht. Doch sie ahnt nicht, dass auch Simon nicht der ist, für den er sich ausgibt. Er will Agatha ausspionieren, doch je näher er ihr kommt, umso mehr ist er von ihr hingerissen. Und auch Agathas Leidenschaft entflammt für den charmanten Schuft ...
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Tales from the Liars Club

Stories for Naughty Boys (& Girls) from 19 To 90

Author: Walter Beaney

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1425950965

Category: Humor

Page: 312

View: 5019

The Lyre Club had stood for ninety years. Its musical connections had long since faded into history as had many of its elderly members. Of course some wag had re-christened it the Liars Club, due to the tradition of telling stories every Friday night. Most of these stories were based in fact, but over the years they had tended to become increasingly outrageous as members vied with each other to get away with the tallest or funniest anecdotes. So join the members and listen to tales of adventure, romance, war, crime, horror and just plain wishful thinking. Twenty four stories guaranteed to make you laugh, and maybe even cry.
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Die schöne Teufelin

Roman

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641026539

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3520

Sprühender Witz und prickelnde Sinnlichkeit! Als die junge Lady Jane Pennington dem charmanten Lebemann Ethan Damont begegnet, ahnt sie nicht, dass dieser in Wahrheit ein Spion Ihrer Majestät ist, der ihren Onkel des Landesverrats überführen soll. Doch dieser Auftrag bringt Ethan in schwere Bedrängnis: denn noch nie hat ihn eine Frau derart angezogen wie die scharfzüngige und ungeheuer sinnliche Jane. Denn was ist, wenn auch sie eine Feindin der Krone ist?
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Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club

Dakasi Elohi Anigagoga Junilawisdii (turtle, Earth, the Liars, Meeting Place)

Author: Christopher B. Teuton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835846

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

View: 1662

Presents a collection of traditional Cherokee tales, teachings, and folklore, with four works presented in both English and Cherokee.
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The Liar's Club, the Complete Series

The Pretender, The Imposter, The Spy, The Charmer, and The Rogue

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250131480

Category: Fiction

Page: 1888

View: 3555

The complete series from New York Times bestselling author Celeste Bradley! Includes special bonus content. The Pretender Agatha Cunnington, a headstrong beauty from the country, has come to London in search of her missing brother James. The only clue she has is a cryptic letter signed The Griffin. Agatha decides to disguise herself as a respectable married woman so that she can go about the city unnoticed. But for her charade to work she needs a suitable "husband," preferably someone tall, elegant, and rakish-someone like Simon Montague Rain... The Impostor Liar's Club agent Dalton Montmorecy is a ruthless spy, posing to be someone else in the ballrooms of London. His mission cannot fail – now if Dalton could only find a way to get the irksome, yet oddly appealing widow, Clara Simpson, off his trail... Clara is positive the man she meets in a London ballroom is not who he says he is, and she is determined to reveal an imposter's identity-and that means doing some undercover work herself. But pretending to be someone you're not has a funny way of making a woman do things she wouldn't ordinarily dream of-even if it drives her straight into the arms of her devilishly handsome adversary! The Spy James Cunnington has a pressing mission at hand: He must find the daughter of a missing code breaker for the Liar's Club, a man suspected of turning traitor for Napoleon. While it is evident that his ward's new tutor has something to hide, James in unaware that the woman he seeks now resides under his very roof... Desperate and near destitute, Philippa Atwater must don gentleman's clothing to pass herself off as a scholarly young tutor. She sense danger all around her--even in the home of her roguishly handsome new employer, James Cunnington. Now Philippa is about to discover that the desire can be as lethal as a well-aimed bullet... The Charmer Collis Tremayne could make any female swoon; yet no one would guess the hidden desperation that drove him to become the most skilled spy in service to the Crown. All that stands in his way...is Rose Lacey, a confounding chit who manages to outsmart him with cunning and courage. And with every flash of her green eyes, he craves to possess her... The Rogue Ethan Damont has used his dubious place in Society to aid The Liar's Club. But his latest favor to the group has not only put his life in danger-it has thrown him together with the woman who tempts him to forgo his rakish ways... Jane can barely wait for the Season to end-until she meets Ethan Damont. But just as Jane finds herself overcome by her desire for Ethan, he takes her captive. Suddenly, she is pulled into a dangerous world where it's impossible to know who is friend-and who is foe. Will Ethan prove to be her undoing...or the love she has always longed for?
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Pretty Little Liars - Unvergleichlich

Author: Sara Shepard

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641031443

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7314

Vier Mädchen, ein dunkles Geheimnis Hanna liegt nach dem Anschlag von A. schwer verletzt im Krankenhaus und kann sich an absolut nichts mehr erinnern. Obwohl sie eigene Sorgen plagen, bangen Spencer, Emily und Aria um ihr Leben. Explosive Mischung aus Glamour und tödlichen Intrigen
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Bruder und Hüter

Author: John Edgar Wideman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518044414

Category: Afro-American criminals

Page: 371

View: 808

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Die schöne Schwindlerin

Roman

Author: Celeste Bradley

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641146879

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5888

Dalton Montmorency hat eine heikle Aufgabe. Er soll im Dienste Ihrer Majestät die wahre Identität des respektlosen Cartoonisten »Sir Thorogood« entschlüsseln. Also veranstaltet Dalton einen Ball und gibt sich dort als dieser aus. Als Clara Simpson bei dem Fest eintrifft, ist sie entsetzt, als ihr Pseudonym leibhaftig durch den Ballsaal tanzt. Wie kann sie den attraktiven Hochstapler enttarnen, ohne ihre eigene Identität preiszugeben? Eine prickelnd sinnliche Verwechslungskomödie!
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Tagebuch einer Lügnerin

Thriller

Author: Patry Francis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746623153

Category:

Page: 390

View: 2602

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Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 692

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.
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