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Faking It - Jennifer Crusie
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2003, ISBN: 9780312983826

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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1963. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1963. Good/No Jacket. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1963. Good/No Jacket. CHAPTER ONE Le Superintendent of Schools, Eberly, a big man who must once have been bigger the way his jacket hung loosely, a bald man with a square-tipped nose, introduced Robert Evans to the members of the School Board of Central District Number One of Pine Hills, New York. Robert then sat down at the end of the long table, forcing his hands to remain still in his lap although his chin had begun to itch, making him­self look relaxed and confident while remembering not to seem too con­fident, or too relaxed. Farmer, the Chairman of the Board, who was elderly, spare, in an out-of-fashion double-breasted suit, opened the folder in front of him as the others did the same with theirs. "I assume we're all familiar with Mr. Evans' resume-" The one woman present, whose name was Lobrige, stared at Robert. She had large teeth and kept forgetting to cover them with her upper lip, to which clung an abortive mustache. She wore the kind of overlarge, heavy glasses that on some television actresses look piquant. They kept sliding down her nose and did not look piquant. He was a man, Robert thought, at whom beautiful women never stared. It hit him then: Why was he bothering, this new opportunity. For whom? Farmer said without looking up, "For the past five years you have been Principal of the high school in New Canniston?" "Yes." Vincent, a small man with the peppery manner of some small men, said, "New Canniston. That's what they call a depressed area, isn't it?" "Yes." He watched as they studied his professional life. The minutiae of schools and degrees and positions. Background. Except that the im­portant things could not be in there. There had been a railroad terminal in New Canniston but the trains had stopped running long ago. The more men who were out of work, the more dingy the bars that erupted for their solace. These were bars that never heard a request for a martini. But even a shot of bar rye costs more than a loaf of bread. These were the fathers, hands in pockets, coat col­lars up, faces averted as he passed. The fathers of the students to whom he was committed to reveal the glories of plane geometry, balanced sentences, the life cycle of the fruit fly, the conquests of Caesar. The pall over the town reached into the suburbs, into the homes of the pro­fessional and business people, none of whom had ever worked on a train in his life. It reached into his home, and his wife never complained. A protesting wife might have induced defensive self-justification. A wife always sweetly resigned leaves no way out for a man but self-torture. He wanted her to understand and so forgive, but she would recognize no fault. He wanted to explain, but she took for granted the correctness of his de­cisions. They subscribed to the New York Sunday Times and she always turned first to the theater section. And next, to the fashions. So on vaca­tions they would go to New York and see three, four plays in a row, and she would wear the clothes that were out of place in New Canniston, and there would be a honeymoon feeling for a while, but the city was not, for her, a place only to visit. When he took her home she went meekly, uncomplaining, with a dullness as if a tap had been closed on vital juices. She had always been frail, with a luminous attractiveness; before they were married she had been a model. She could bear no children a de­ficiency she regarded with the culpability of an Oriental wife. And there was no way to reach her with the assurance that this made her no less valuable to him. She died without fuss, almost apologetically, when he was away from home, of what was called a heart attack but which he knew'to be a simple case of exile. For three days he was aware of a vast emptiness that exhausted him of. all feeling. Then guilt burst. Not having been able to get her to listen, alIve, he pleaded to her now that she was dead. At night, alone in his house, he told his wife how it was. He was a product of the depression era in the United States, leaving high school at a time when graduates of universities vied for jobs as dishwashers. His father was able to keep the family in food and the roof repaired; but Robert was an extra mouth and could find no work, so it seemed logical that he leave. He went to New York City and watched men sell apples in the streets. He found work, degrading and poorly paid. In some impossible way he got together enough money for the first semester at college and alternated study and work and lived through it, as had others. And then, so many years later, in the midst of prosperity in the rest of the country, a vacuum at the bottom of a whirlpool, there was New Canniston. These kids, he told his wife, had to be shown that the apathy of their town could be counteracted for them by books and formulas and ideas. And he, who had been through this, was the one to show them; he knew from remembrance the heavy dull resentment these students bore. Not that there was anything dedicated, or inspired, or noble about what he did. He liked working in New Canniston. He had all the weak­nesses of any man, and more than some, and he cashed his checks thank­fully and spent the money and waited for the next payment. It was not, he told her, a mission with him. His wife, now dead, was not more vocal than in life about her bitter- ness that her husband chose to make their home in a miserable town immoderately far from the theaters and auditoriums and department stores and museums of the city. Lobrige, her voice sounding faintly accusing, said, "You're rather young, aren't you?" 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Harcourt Brace, 1963, USA: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003. First printing. Mass Market Paper. Very Good. MATILDA GOODNIGHT STEPPED BACK FROM HER LATEST mural and realized that of all the crimes she'd committed in her thirty-four years, painting the floor-to-ceiling reproduction of van Gogh's sunflowers on Clarissa Donnelly's dining room wall was the one that was going to send her to hell. God might forgive her the Botticelli Venus she'd painted in the bathroom in Iowa, the Uccello battle scene she'd done for the boardroom in New Jersey, even the Bosch orgy she'd painted in the bedroom in Utah, but these giant, glaring sunflowers were going to be His Last Straw. "I gave you a nice talent," He was going to say to her on Judgment Day, "and this is what you did with it." Tilda felt her lungs tighten and stuck her hand in her pocket to make sure she had her inhaler. Beside her, Clarissa wrapped her thin little arms around her size-two chenille sweater and squinted at the brownish-yellow flowers. "It's just like his, isn't it?" "Yes," Tilda said with regret and handed her the museum print of the original. "The flowers look so ... angry," Clarissa said. "Well." Tilda closed her paint box. "He was nuts." ISBN 0-312-98382-4 06-22-16, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003

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318pp. The Imperium, Lord of the Timelines... Earth B-1, atom blasted hell, bent on conquest... Earth B-3, our own world (most dangerous of all; mustn't touch!).. an Earth where King John never signed the Magna Carta... an Earth where Homo Sapiens lost out to other breeds: an infinite number of alternate realities, each stranger than the last, each part of the meta-reality that lies - beyond the Imperium!Keywords: SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY First printing. Tor, 1981. 1st Printing. Very Good/Not Applicable., Tor, 1981, "Meet the Goodnights, a respectable family who run a respectable art gallery--and have for generations. There's Gwen, the mtriarch who likes to escape reality; Eve, the oldest daughter who has a slight identity problem (she has two); and Nadine, the granddaughter who;s ready to followin the family footsteps as soon as she can find a set that isn't leading off a cliff. Lastly, there's Matilda, the youngest daughter who's inherited the secret locked on the basement of the Goodnight Gallery, the secret she's willing to do almost anything to keep, even break into a house in the dead of night to steal back her past.Meet the Dempseys, or at least meet Davy, a reformed con man who's just been ripped off for a cool three million by his financial manager, who then gallantly turned it over to Clea Lewis, the most beautiful sociopath Davy ever slept with.  davy wants the money back, but more than that, he'll do anything to keep Clea from winning, including break into her house in the dead of night to steal back his future.One collison in a closet later, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to combat Clea, suspicious art collectors, a disgruntled heir, and an exasperated hitman, all the while coping with a mutant dachshund, a juke box stuck in the sixties, questionable sex, and the growing realization that they can't turn their backs on the people they were meant to be. . or the people they were bornto love.", St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2002

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LOVE AND DECEPTION HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.Meet the Goodnights, a respectable family who run a respectable art gallery-and have for generations. There's Gwen, the matriarch who likes to escape reality, Eve the oldest daughter who has a slight identity problem (she has two), Nadine, the granddaughter who's ready to follow in the family footsteps as soon as she can find a set that isn't leading off a cliff. And lastly, Matilda, the youngest daughter, has inherited the secret locked down in the basement of the Goodnight Gallery, the secret she's willing to do almost anything to keep, even break into a house in the dead of night to steal back her past.THE RISKS ARE INTOXICATING.Meet the Dempseys, or at least meet Davy, a reformed con man who's just been ripped off for a cool three million by his financial manager, who then gallantly turned it over to Clea Lewis, the most beautiful sociopath Davy ever slept with. Davy wants the money back, but more than that he'll do anything to keep Clea from winning, including break into her house in the dead of night to steal back his future.AND IF YOU'RE REALLY GOOD AT THEM, THEY BOTH PAY OFF.One collision in a closet later, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to combat Clea, suspicious art collectors, a disgruntled heir, and an exasperated hitman, all the while coping with a mutant dachshund, a juke box stuck in the sixties, questionable sex, and the growing realization that they can't turn their backs on the people they were meant to be...or the people they were born to love. Adult & contemporary romance, [PU: St Martin's Press]

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"Meet the Goodnights, a respectable family who run a respectable art gallery--and have for generations. There's Gwen, the mtriarch who likes to escape reality; Eve, the oldest daughter who has a slight identity problem (she has two); and Nadine, the granddaughter who;s ready to followin the family footsteps as soon as she can find a set that isn't leading off a cliff. Lastly, there's Matilda, the youngest daughter who's inherited the secret locked on the basement of the Goodnight Gallery, the secret she's willing to do almost anything to keep, even break into a house in the dead of night to steal back her past.Meet the Dempseys, or at least meet Davy, a reformed con man who's just been ripped off for a cool three million by his financial manager, who then gallantly turned it over to Clea Lewis, the most beautiful sociopath Davy ever slept with.  davy wants the money back, but more than that, he'll do anything to keep Clea from winning, including break into her house in the dead of night to steal back his future.One collison in a closet later, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to combat Clea, suspicious art collectors, a disgruntled heir, and an exasperated hitman, all the while coping with a mutant dachshund, a juke box stuck in the sixties, questionable sex, and the growing realization that they can't turn their backs on the people they were meant to be. . or the people they were bornto love.", St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2002

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Matilda Tilda Goodnight and Davy Dempsey both want something gold-digger Clea Lewis has. When they cross paths, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to battle with a determined femme fatale, an inept art collector, and worst of all, real love. Martin's Press., [PU: St Martin's Press]

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Matilda "Tilda" Goodnight and Davy Dempsey both want something gold-digger Clea Lewis has. When they cross paths, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to battle with a determined femme fatale, an inept art collector, and worst of all, real love. Martin's Press.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780312983826
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0312983824
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Paperback
Publishing year: 2003
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
432 Pages
Weight: 0,204 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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