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China Rich Girlfriend - Kevin Kwan

Title: China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) Author: Kevin Kwan Published: 2015 Pages: 400 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Edition: Hardcover Source: Library Description: On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over-the-moon. She has a flawless Asscher cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancée willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel in to a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singap

Bellevue Square - Michael Redhill

Title: Bellevue Square Author: Michael Redhill Pages: 262 Published: 2017 Awards: Scotiabank Giller Prize (2017) Genre: Fiction Edition: e-book Source: Personal Library Description: From award-winning and bestselling author Michael Redhill comes a darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity--and then her life--when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park. Jean Mason has a doppelganger. At least, that's what people tell her. Apparently it hangs out in Kensington Market, where it sometimes buys churros and shops for hats. Jean doesn't rattle easy, not like she used to. She's a grown woman with a husband and two kids, as well as a thriving business, and Toronto is a fresh start for the whole family. She certainly doesn't want to get involved in anything dubious, but still . . . why would two different strangers swear up and down they'd just seen her--with shorter hair furthermore? Jean's curiosit

Bout of Books 23

Well it is that time again and I am planning on doing this this time around, as I haven't done the last few for whatever reason. If you have forgotten what it is, here is an explanation: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.  For all Bout of Books 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the  Bout of Books  blog.  - From the Bout of Books team If you can join me, that will be great and you will need to sign up over at their site. As for the books that I will be working on then, I don't really know, but I should have a list up the weekend before the read-a-thon starts. If you wish to follow me during the readathon, I will be tweeting reading upda

Heart Berries: A Memoir - Terese Marie Mailhot

Title: Heart Berries: A Memoir Author: Terese Marie Mailhot* Pages: 160 Genre: Non-fiction, Biography, Memoir Edition: Hardcover Source: Library: Description: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II, Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries , a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father--an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist--who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot "trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact,