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The Mother-in-Law

By Sally Hepworth
  • Book ID : 1250120942
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 395
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• "Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick" • Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" • O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" • Bustle "Best Book of April" • Refinery29 "Best Book of April" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019" A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone? Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. Praise for Sally Hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

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By Otto Baron
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1477113762
  • Pages : 75
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 419
  • File Pdf: my-mother-in-law-the-hearse.pdf

Book Summary:

Poor Sam Franck. He has the mother in law from Hell -literally. During the Funeral for Sams Mother in Law Clarice, Sam thinks his troubles with her will soon be six feet under. But you cant keep a bad girl down, especially when she steals the heart of the prince of darkness. Soon to his great fear, Sams mother in law is back-as a hearse. Can Sam fi nd a way to send his Mother in law back to her new lovers domain, before she can drag him down with her?

Is That Your Mother-In-Law Under The Bed?

By Barbara Oliver Fletcher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Isbn : 9781458205865
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 331
  • File Pdf: is-that-your-mother-in-law-under-the-bed.pdf

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Edna Barnes and Edith Johnson are sisters and widows in their late fifties who enjoy quiet lives together in a double-wide mobile home in a pleasant mobile home park. Things are pretty peaceful for the pair—until Edna’s daughter Ellen shows up, suspicious that her husband of seven years, Roger, is cheating on her. Edna and Edith jump into action to find out the truth about Roger and his supposed mistress. Edna uses common sense, while Edith relies on her son the police officer as an inside connection. What began as the case of a cheating husband, though, soon turns into the search for a murderer. When greed, sex, and heartbreak get involved, anything can happen, and Edna and Edith know this all too well. Their initial investigations into Roger turn up evidence that could solve three cold cases—and they’re discovering that the adrenaline rush of solving crimes is much more enjoyable than daytime television, bingo, and quilting parties.

How to Sweeten a Mother-in-Law

By Stephanie Beck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Isbn : 1611870224
  • Pages : 9
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 900
  • File Pdf: how-to-sweeten-a-mother-in-law.pdf

Book Summary:

Facing your in-laws at the holidays is hard enough without your mother-in-law also thinking you've stolen her prized serving dish. What Lela's about to find out is that there may be other members of her new family that have an ax to grind. This story appears in the Thanksgiving mystery anthology THE KILLER WORE CRANBERRY.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Being The Mother Of The Bride

By Amy Zavatto
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1440696349
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 536
  • File Pdf: the-pocket-idiot-s-guide-to-being-the-mother-of-the-bride.pdf

Book Summary:

Being the mother of the bride is a full-time job, often with little or no thanks. With the help of this guide, mothers-in-law-to-be can now tackle the seemingly endless details with calm. Inside, you will find what is to be expected of the mother of the bride (and all the role's no-nos), ways to dissolve the stress around her and reduce her own tension, tips on being the best mother-in-law any groom has ever had, and how to help the bride avoid sticky family situations. Filled with words of wisdom from mothers of the bride who have lived to tell the tale. A great gift idea for the bride to give to her mother.

In-law Relationships

By Geoffrey L. Greif,Michael E. Woolley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 019092814X
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 531
  • File Pdf: in-law-relationships.pdf

Book Summary:

Marriage is a major step in a relationship, and each member of that newly joined pair brings with them their own existing family and the corresponding complexity and richness of in-law relationships. These are multi-generational, multi-layered, and, like a kaleidoscope, a shifting amalgam of emotional colors. Exceptionally important, in-law relationships can be joyous and comforting. They can also be complicated, contentious, and disappointing. These ties serve as a model for how to stay connected across generations for the well-being of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren, and as a bellwether for what to avoid. Drawing on interviews and survey data with more than 1,500 mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, daughters-in-law, and sons-in-law, the book describes how these complicated and highly significant relationships develop over time. Geoffrey L. Greif and Michael E. Woolley focus on the relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law as well as fathers-in-law with sons-in-law. They describe the struggles as well as the triumphs that people encounter with these relationships from the perspectives of both generations and suggest ways to improve the relationships. To improve in-law relationships, Greif and Woolley present action-oriented family therapy theories based on the insight, communication, boundary building, and narratives that family members wish to create. They also explore how these relationships change with the normal transitions of marrying into the family, having children/grandchildren, and aging. In-law Relationships describes highly successful and nurturing connections as well as those that are troubled and distant. The resulting book offers a variety of clinical lenses to help readers of all backgrounds focus on and, if needed, repair in-law relationships.

Notes to my Mother-in-Law and How Many Camels Are There in Holland?: Two-book Bundle

By Phyllida Law
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0007559194
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 562
  • File Pdf: notes-to-my-mother-in-law-and-how-many-camels-are-there-in-holland.pdf

Book Summary:

A two-book bundle of national treasure Phyllida Law’s charming and funny memoirs of family life and motherhood – ‘Notes to my Mother-in-Law’ and ‘How Many Camels Are There in Holland?’.

The Good Sister

By Sally Hepworth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250120977
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: the-good-sister.pdf

Book Summary:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A stunningly clever thriller made doubly suspenseful by not one, but two unreliable narrators." — People Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister. There's only been one time that Rose couldn't stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life. Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous. When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple. Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.

Gender and Violence in the Middle East

By David Ghanim Ph.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313359962
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: gender-and-violence-in-the-middle-east.pdf

Book Summary:

Gender and Violence in the Middle East argues that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies. Ghanim contends that the inherent violence of gender relations in the Middle East feeds the authoritarianism and political violence that plague public life in the region. In this societal sense, men as well as women may be said to be victims of the structural violence inherent in Middle Eastern gender relations. The author shows that the varieties of physical violence against women for which the Middle East is notorious—honor killings, obligatory beatings, female genital mutilation—are merely eruptions of an ethos of psychological violence and the threat of physical violence that pervades gender relations in the Middle East. Ghanim documents and analyzes the complementary roles of both sexes in sustaining the system of violence and oppressive control that regulates gender relations in Middle Eastern societies. He reveals that women are not only victims of violence but welcome the opportunity to become perpetrators of violence in the married female life cycle of subordination followed by domination. The mother-in-law plays a crucial role in supporting the structure of patriarchal control by stoking tensions with her daughter-in-law and provoking her son to commit sanctioned violence on his wife. The author applies his deep analysis of gender and violence in the Middle East to illuminate the motivational profiles of male and female political suicidalists from the Middle East and the martyrological adulation that they are accorded in Middle Eastern societies.

My Mother-in-Law Drinks

By Diego De Silva
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Isbn : 1609452445
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 172
  • File Pdf: my-mother-in-law-drinks.pdf

Book Summary:

A hapless Italian lawyer is wrapped up in the mock trial of a mafia boss in this “rollicking novel”—a “hilarious and touching” satire of the digital age (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). A mild-mannered computer engineer has pulled off a seemingly impossible crime—kidnapping the Neapolitan mafia boss he believes is responsible for the death of his son. He plans to conduct an impromptu trial on live television during which he will list the various crimes of the accused, sentencing him before a captivated national audience and executing him accordingly. The standoff between law enforcement officers and the kidnapper quickly escalates into a tragi-comic reality show. The only hope of a happy ending rests with Vincenzio Malinconico, Neapolitan lawyer and walking mid-life crisis. Vincenzio hardly has a reputation for decisiveness, but now is called upon to resolve this drama with, hopefully, no loss of life—especially his own. In this hilarious sequel to his Naples Prize–winning novel I Hadn’t Understood, Diego De Silva revisits the hapless yet charismatic Vincenzo Malinconico—“the sort of man you marry twice, and leave both times.”

An Unusual Boy

By Fiona Higgins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Boldwood Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1800482957
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: an-unusual-boy.pdf

Book Summary:

'The gripping tale of an exceptional, misunderstood child... This book will get people talking for sure' Sally Hepworth Meet Jackson - a very unusual boy in a world that prefers 'normal'... Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby, is a nine-year-old fashionista who can out-negotiate anyone. But Julia’s eleven-year-old son, Jackson, is different. Different to his sisters. Different to his classmates. In fact, Jackson is different from everyone. And bringing up a child who is different isn’t always easy. Then, one Monday morning, Jackson follows his new friend Digby into the school toilets. What happens inside changes everything; not only for Jackson, but for every member of his family. Julia faces the fight of her life to save her unusual boy from a world set up for ‘normal’. An extraordinary boy. The mother who loves him. The fight of their lives. Bestselling novelist Fiona Higgins returns with a heart-stopping, devastating, but ultimately uplifting story about loyalty, love and forgiveness. Praise for Fiona Higgins: 'An Unusual Boy is the gripping tale of an exceptional, misunderstood child. I found myself glued to this book from start to finish. While reading it, you can’t help but become Jackson’s mother, and the mother of every child who is misunderstood in our society. This book will get people talking for sure.' Sally Hepworth bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law and The Family Next Door 'An Unusual Boy is a beautifully-written book and a page-turner, but it’s the powerful descriptions of family relationships and friendship, both toxic and supportive, that will stay with me. Ultimately uplifting and hugely emotional, this is a wonderful and unusual book.’ Louise Douglas, bestselling author of The House by the Sea 'A tender-hearted story of loving patience triumphing in the face of impossible odds. Original, engaging and beautifully written.' Amanda Brookfield 'An Unusual Boy' is the unforgettable story of an exceptional child and his flawed but loving family, told with Fiona Higgin's characteristic intelligence, deep empathy and insight.' Virginia Lloyd, author of Girls at the Piano ‘Absorbing, intelligent, moving and real, An Unusual Boy is a novel with both heart and brains... a story tailor-made for our times.’ Kylie Ladd, author of The Way Back 'Oh, how I fell in love with this charming book! Fiona Higgins manages to strike the perfect balance of humour and poignancy to create a heart-warming and insightful novel that oozes humanity. I defy any reader not to fall in love with young Jackson and his idiosyncratic 'super powers'.' Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village 'An Unusual Boy is not only a compelling read, it’s an important one. This tale of an ordinary family dealing with the complexities of raising an extraordinary child had me gripped from the very first page. Intelligently written, this moving story will have book clubs talking long into the night. Fiona Higgins at her finest!' Lisa Ireland, author of The Shape of Us