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📒Based On A True Story ✍ Delphine de Vigan
📝Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : The international hit that sold half a million copies in France: a chilling work of fiction--but based on a true story--about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic and the nature of reality. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L. L. embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, meta-fictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too--even as it holds us in its thrall.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ Norm Macdonald
📝Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible #1 bestselling memoir of the Canadian actor, gambler, and raconteur, and one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the backwoods of Ontario and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live—until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than just a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life. In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country. As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and long-mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass inside the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ Donald F. Stevens
📝Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ Elizabeth Renzetti
📝Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : It might not have happened precisely that way... Fresh out of rehab, badly behaved diva Augusta Price has one last chance to turn her life around. Her memoir, Based on a True Story, has become an unlikely hit, and she's going to use that fame to start afresh. But Augusta is her own worst enemy. Augusta discovers that her former lover is planning a tell-all book of his own. Enraged - and concerned that perhaps her version of events may not have been the most accurate - Augusta decides to ensure that her story is the only one that will see the light of day. Aided and abetted by Frances, her newly employed ghostwriter, Augusta finds her way back to California, and to her lost love. It's time to face up to her past: something that will be the making - or breaking - of Augusta Price. Hilarious, honest, and unforgettable, Augusta will find her way into your heart - and steal it, and all your vodka.
📒Journey ✍ Stephen Mateo
📝Journey Book Synopsis : Journey is the true story of Tomas Mateo Castellano and the secret he’s kept from his family his entire life. It’s 1946 in Franco’s fascist Spain. Tomas is 17 years old, living on the remote Canary Islands, where they are still recovering from three years of bloody civil war. Torn between the family he loves and the desire to be free from tyranny, Tomas makes a life changing decision that alters not only his life forever, but also everyone he cares most about in the world. Tomas plans his escape in the middle of the night stealing a sailboat and setting sail across the Atlantic to America in search of freedom and the life he’s been dreaming about – leaving behind everything he knows and loves. This story follows his extraordinary adventure, and the suffering a family goes through after waking up one morning to find their son has disappeared... not knowing whether he is alive or dead.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ James Choung
📝Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : Everybody likes a good story. Especially if it's based on true, real-life events. But what kind of story is compelling enough to transform your life? Can a story be powerful enough to change the whole world?
📒Nothing Holds Back The Night ✍ Delphine de Vigan
📝Nothing Holds Back the Night Book Synopsis : In this moving autobiographical novel, the narrator's mother, Lucile, raises her two daughters largely alone. A former child model from a large Bohemian family, Lucile is younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick and stylishly dressed, wayward and wonderful. But as the years pass her occasional sadness gives way to overwhelming despair and delusion. This is a story of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences, revelations and, ultimately, the unknowability of even those closest to us. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction. Nothing Holds Back the Night is universally recognisable and singularly heartbreaking.
📒Based On A True Story ✍ Christopher Holdsworth
📝Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : A giant spider, cannibals, and a vast chessboard are some of the obstacles Zed and his companion must face in their journey to reach an unknown treasure hidden deep within a mountain range in Peru. Zed is astounded when he meets a Genie and is offered the chance to travel through time and witness prominent events; Adam and Eve created for food, EDEN constructed in space, and the ultimate collision that shaped the Earth and its inhabitants.
📒Catalina Based On A True Story ✍ Markus Orths
📝Catalina Based on a True Story Book Synopsis : Could a girl born in 17th century Spain ever become anything other than what is expected of her? Could she become, of all things, a man? One extraordinary woman could, and did.
📒Captive ✍ P. Gifford Longley
📝Captive Book Synopsis : He smelled again the musty stench. He gagged. He reckoned it to be the odor of blood, The rotting scalps that were tied To The Indian's beltï¿½ï¿½—recent victims. In his dread, he made no sound.Captiveis the true story of a family torn apart by the hate, racism, and greed that consumed brutal colonial New England. Twelve-year-old John's parents and siblings are massacred by the Abenaki Indians, and he is abducted. Irrevocably separated from his loved ones, John must find a way to survive among his violent captors, using skill and wit to adapt. A full year after the horrific massacre of Groton, Jack continues to mourn the death of his brother's family and search for a way, any way, To find his nephew John. But in all that time there has not been a single lead about the missing children of Groton. Desperate and heartsick, Jack gambles on Hector, a Native American trader. The wily Indian swears to deliver John, but for an obscene amount of money. Even if the Abenaki are approached and John located, will Hector deliver theCaptive? 'Captiveis not 'dumbed down' history...I had goose bumps, anxiously wondering what would happen next!' ï¿½Kara Fossey, Groton Historical Society the companion volume,Compelled, completes the story ofCaptive.
📒Spilled Milk ✍ K. L. Randis
📝Spilled Milk Book Synopsis : Based on a true story, Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When Social Services jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home. When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved. "Beautifully written, hauntingly real, Spilled Milk is a must read for any young adult today." - F.P Lione, Author
📒Devil S Knot ✍ Mara Leveritt
📝Devil s Knot Book Synopsis : Based on a true story, this edition of Devil's Knot will tie-in to a major motion picture starring Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. This riveting portrait of a small Arkansas town recounts the all-too-true story of a brutal triple murder and the eighteen-year imprisonment of three innocent teenagers. For weeks in 1993, after the grisly murders of three eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas, seemed stumped. Then suddenly, detectives charged three teenagers - alleged members of a satanic cult - with the killings. Despite the witch-hunt atmosphere of the trials and a case that included stunning investigative blunders, the teenagers, who became known as the West Memphis Three, were convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison and Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to death. The guilty verdicts were popular in their home state - even upheld on appeal - and all three remained in prison until their unprecedented release in August 2011. In Devil's Knot, award-winning investigative journalist Mara Leveritt presents the most comprehensive, insightful reporting ever done on this story - one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history. In-depth research, meticulous reconstruction of the investigation and close-up views of its key participants unravel the many tangled knots of this endlessly shocking case.
📒True Story ✍ Michael Finkel
📝True Story Book Synopsis : Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo–who has taken on Finkel's identity–his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel's relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.
📒Elizabeth And The Royal Pony ✍ Joan Holub
📝Elizabeth and the Royal Pony Book Synopsis : Young Elizabeth I gets valuable advice from her father the king when she tries to teach her pony to jump over a wall.
📒The Amityville Horror ✍ Jay Anson
📝The Amityville Horror Book Synopsis : The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.
📒Hope ✍ Tiyhise Huddleston
📝Hope Book Synopsis : Jonathan Williams, a straight “A” twelve-year-old, has grown up witnessing his mother be physically abused by her pimp. Seeking to escape the abuse, Joyce Williams moves the two of them from the outskirts of town into the inner city where Jonathan’s life becomes a living hell and he is dismissed as another statistic. But while searching for a job to meet his parole requirements, Jonathan meets a highly educated supervisor that encourages him to pursue an Ivy League education. Here, we follow him on a journey of honorable triumph against the odds.
📒On The Lam ✍ Stanley Grauso
📝On the Lam Book Synopsis : Based on the testimony of real events. A compelling story that takes a look into the life of a young Stanley Grauso, raised in a middle class Connecticut Italian family during Prohibition years. Stanley's life soon spirals out of control, landing him in the company of some of the most reputed mobsters of our time, including Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Arthur Flegenheimer (aka Dutch Scultz), and F. Donald Coster (aka Phil Musica).
📒Stolen Boy ✍ Michael Mehas
📝Stolen Boy Book Synopsis : From the associate producer of Alpha Dog starring Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, and Sharon Stone with a Foreword by Nick Cassavetes, director of Alpha Dog, The Notebook, and John Q "If there was ever a true-life drama tailor-made for a celluloid adaptation, it's this one." -Matthew Singer, VCReporter In the privileged neighborhoods of Southern California, bored teenagers search for their next thrill-totally unaware of the dangers of living life without consequences. When pot dealer Mickey Youngblood kidnaps the kid brother of his hated nemesis, everyone's fate becomes sealed. Youngblood convinces his gang to hold young Bobby Leblanc "for ransom," but Bobby gets caught up in their world of drinking, drugs, and partying. Everyone forgets Bobby is a hostage-until the party turns bad and the rogue crew must face the tragic conclusion they never saw coming. Based on a true story still being played out in the California criminal court system and captivating nationwide audiences, author and screenwriter Michael Mehas brings us Stolen Boy, a gripping novel resulting from his unprecedented research and access to confidential case files.
📒Based On A True Story 5 Pack ✍ James Choung
📝Based on a True Story 5 Pack Book Synopsis : Everybody likes a good story. Especially if it's based on true, real-life events. But what kind of story is compelling enough to transform your life? Can a story be powerful enough to change the whole world?
📒Best Friends Forever ✍ Julie M. Stephenson
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📒Your Eyes Told Me ✍ Walter Ascher
📝Your Eyes Told Me Book Synopsis : Based on a true story, Your Eyes Told Me recounts the pain and suffering endured by countless European women. During World War II, women struggled to survive. Having lost all family, possessions and often their identity, these women had fought at all costs to stay alive. They withstood their own holocaust in silence and had it not been for those that married U.S. service men and immigrated to the United States, their story would never have been told. Not much has ever been said or written about their battle for self-preservation and the powerful will to live. Their struggle did not end upon arrival into the U.S., and as this silent generation marches towards obscurity, their story needs to be preserved.