The biggest-selling writer of popular women's fiction tells a stunning tale of losing the life you had and finding a better oneInternational bestselling author Marian Keyes is bringing you another masterfully told story full of wit and charm.'Name: Stella Sweeney.Height: average.Recent life events: dramatic.'One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life.For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car).But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart.Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad?For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?Marian's stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one.'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times'Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page' Company'Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud' Stylist'One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won't fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best' The Daily Express'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping'Funny but poignant' Marie Claire'A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes' Heat'Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn't disappoint' Closer'A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit' The Sunday MirrorStella Sweeny writes off her car . . . and his. But is it a blessing in disguise or just a taste of more to come? Entertaining and uplifting, The Woman Who Stole My Life is BESTSELLING author Marian Keyes' intriguing tale of finding true happiness in unexpected places . . .Ever wished you could trade your life in for a better one?From the publisher's descriptionKeyes, MarianMarian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Break. Her journalism, collected under two titles, Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition, containing the original publications Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.
Choose kind every day with this beautiful journal, based on the global bestseller Wonder.With over 14 million copies sold worldwide, Wonder has inspired countless readers to change the way they think about others - and to Choose Kind. This beautiful journal is filled with suggestions and activities for spreading kindness: one for every day of the year.With quotes from the book and questions that are fun and insightful, this journal is the perfect gift for Wonder fans and for any person who is looking to be a little kinder.Remarkable . . . It has the power to move hearts and change minds GuardianPalacio, R JR. J. Palacio was born and raised in New York City. She attended the High School of Art and Design and the Parsons School of Design, where she majored in illustration. She was a graphic designer and an art director for many years before writing her critically acclaimed debut novel, Wonder, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list since March 2012, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.In addition to Wonder, R. J. has written Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, 365 Days of Wonder, We're All Wonders, and White Bird: A Wonder Story. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two sons and two dogs (Bear and Beau). Learn more about her at www.wonderthebook.com or on Twitter at @RJPalacio.
This is a story about cancer with a happy ending. It's about life, love, and especially, hope.I think about everything I'll miss if they tell me I'm going to die... my mum, my dad, my sister, cookies, TV shows I'll never get to see the end of, walking outside when it's really nice, the smell of autumn, the starry sky on a full moon, my grandparents, my grandpa's lasagna, kissing Victor, Victor's eyes, Victor's voice, Victor's smell, Victor's hands... Victor.A teenage girl heads towards the hospital waiting room where the doctors are going to tell her how much time she's got to live. As she walks, she thinks about her journey up to this point... the terrible decor in the hospital, wearing a headscarf, the horrible treatments, but also being with her friends, family, and her new boyfriend Victor. This is a story about cancer with a happy ending. It's about life, love, and especially, hope."Visually dreamlike, textually grounded..." -Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW Kirkus Reviews 20181115Ferrer, MarianneMarianne Ferrer was born in Venezuela. She came to Canada in 1998 to pursue her artistic tendencies. There, she acquired several illustration techniques, eventually finding her distinctive deep, moody style. She currently works as a freelance illustrator in Montréal.Desjardins, IndiaIndia Desjardins is a French-Canadian writer who lives in Quebec. Her eight-book series The Journal of Aurélie Laflamme has been adapted for the big screen and sold more than 2 million copies in the French language. Her picture book, Marguerite's Christmas, illustrated by Pascal Blanchet, won the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Fiction Prize. She has also written two volumes of the comic La Célibataire.
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The game tells the story of four vault hunters who aid Handsome Jack in regaining control of the Helios space station. The Pre-Sequel features the same “shoot’n’loot” mechanics of the previous games while adding some new feature of its own. Continuing the tradition of the series, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel received glowing reviews, with critics praising the off-the-rails gameplay mechanics and memorable characters.GameplayThe Pre-Sequel follows the gameplay scheme laid out by the previous installment of Borderlands. The game is a first-person shooter RPG, with focus on looting chests and bodies of your enemies to find even more powerful guns and carrying out quests for the NPCs living on Elpis. The player gets to choose from four playable characters: Athena, Nisha, Wilhelm and Claptrap. Each of them specializes in a different type of combat and possesses different sets of skills.The Pre-Sequel adds several new features to make the gameplay even wackier. These features include the cryo-element added to the guns, which allow freezing and smashing frozen enemies to pieces. Another addition are the laser guns, appearing for the first time in the series, which come equipped with the incendiary element. Then there’s the Grinder, which lets player exchange the combinations of the guns they have into one of higher rarity.Aside from that the player can now mount vehicles such as Stingray hoverbike and Moon Buggy. The game features low-gravity environments. In low-G areas, the player will jump higher but slower. Then there’s the thing with oxygen running out and loot floating away, but I’m sure you can handle this!Story premiseHey, there! I’m Handsome Jack and you’ve probably heard about me. It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard, all that matters is that you did. Well, here’s the thing. I wasn’t always the psychopathic asshole you’ve met in Borderlands 2. Once I used to be a mellow fellow, that is until Colonel Zarpedon decided that “Hey, why don’t I try and take over Helios from Handsome Jack?” She kicked me off the station to Elpis, that piece-of-crap moon of Pandora. And if you think that I’m gonna sit on my ass and do nothing while Zarpedon plays with my toys, then you don’t know me. I got me a crew of Vault hunters, who will do anything to help poor old Jack on his quest. Hold on to your butts kids, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.ReceptionBorderlands The Pre-Sequel for PC was met with a warm reception from critics and players. Both groups enjoyed the new features, which nicely complemented the wacky gameplay. Well-written characters and funny quests were other elements highly lauded by the press. Altogether, The Pre-Sequel, while not a full sequel, was nevertheless considered a great installment of the series.
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