The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101614714

Total Pages:352

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A Top Ten Finalist for Best Historical Novel, Goodreads Choice Awards, and a LibraryReads and Okra Pick A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been—and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum—is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.

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Life After Life

Author:Jill McCorkle

Publisher:Algonquin Books

ISBN:1616203331

Total Pages:368

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"Gorgeously written . . . McCorkle's greatest gift is in illuminating the countless tiny moments that make up our time on Earth."—O: The Oprah Magazine Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of fiction. Life After Life is filled with a sense of wonder at our capacity for self-discovery at any age. And the residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life’s most profound discoveries and are some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. Delivered with her trademark wit, Jill McCorkle’s constantly surprising novel illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. She has conjured an entire community that reminds us that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect it. Jill McCorkle’s new novel, Hieroglyphics, is on sale June 9, 2020.

Karen's Doll (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #23)

Author:Ann M. Martin

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338056050

Total Pages:112

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Karen loves the expensive English baby doll Grandma and Grandpa Packett brought back from London. When Karen's friend Nancy is hospitalized, Karen lends her doll to Nancy. Now Nancy thinks Karen is giving her the doll to keep. How can Karen get her doll back without losing a friend?

White Ivy

Author:Susie Yang

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982100613

Total Pages:368

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**A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick** A young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate becomes a story of love, lies, and dark obsession, offering stark insights into the immigrant experience, as it hurtles to its electrifying ending. Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, Ivy’s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy’s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen—and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. But when Ivy’s mother discovers her trespasses, punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China, and her dream instantly evaporates. Years later, Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman, haunted by her conflicting feelings about her upbringing and her family. Back in Boston, when Ivy bumps into Sylvia Speyer, Gideon’s sister, a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable—it feels like fate. Slowly, Ivy sinks her claws into Gideon and the entire Speyer clan by attending fancy dinners, and weekend getaways to the cape. But just as Ivy is about to have everything she’s ever wanted, a ghost from her past resurfaces, threatening the nearly perfect life she’s worked so hard to build. Filled with surprising twists and a nuanced exploration of class and race, White Ivy is a glimpse into the dark side of a woman who yearns for success at any cost.

The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

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Publisher:Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

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Total Pages:N.A

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This book had some really nice Christmas stories from the time of King James of England and a story placed near Trenton New Jersey in 1776, during the American Revolution. This is a wonderful book to see Christmas through the ages. A great collection of 35 Christmas stories as Christmas at Fezziwig's warehouse by Charles Dickens, Toinette and the elves by Susan Coolidge, Little girl's Christmas by Winnifred E. Lincoln, The First New England Christmas by G. L. Stone and M. G. Fickett, The First Christmas-tree by Lucy Wheelock, Little Wolff's Wooden Shoes etc.

The Artful Parent

Author:Jean Van't Hul

Publisher:Shambhala Publications

ISBN:0834842637

Total Pages:296

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Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to: * Pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own * Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more * Encourage artful living through everyday activities * Foster a love of creativity in your family

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Author:Beth Hoffman

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101189851

Total Pages:320

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Read Beth Hoffman's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others. Watch a Video

Sun Flower Lion

Author:Kevin Henkes

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063017377

Total Pages:40

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A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family. On a warm morning, a little lion sleeps under a sun that shines so brightly, it looks like a flower. He dreams the flower is as big as the sun. He dreams the flower is a cookie. He lets his imagination soar. Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes uses simple shapes, limited colors, and a pitch-perfect text to tell Lion’s story in this transcendent picture book. Sun Flower Lion introduces emerging readers to short chapters, action verbs, and adjectives, while bright illustrations transform simple shapes into something magical. Sun Flower Lion will shine at story time and bedtime and for young children just learning how to read on their own.

The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)

Author:Charles Dickens,Anthony Trollope,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Leo Tolstoy,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Brothers Grimm,George MacDonald,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026872355

Total Pages:8099

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…

Rediscover Your Holiday Sparkle: 400+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,O. Henry,William Shakespeare,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Martin Luther,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Anthony Trollope,Brothers Grimm,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats,Eleanor H. Porter,Jacob A. Riis,Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick,Sophie May,Lucas Malet,Juliana Horatia Ewing,Alice Hale Burnett,Ernest Ingersoll,Annie F. Johnston,Amanda M. Douglas,Amy Ella Blanchard,Carolyn Wells,Walter Crane,Thomas Nelson Page,Florence L. Barclay,A. S. Boyd,Edward A. Rand,Max Brand

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026898729

Total Pages:10534

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This holiday, we are presenting to you this unique collection of the greatest Christmas novels, magical tales, the legends of Christmas, the beloved carols and the unique poetry by the giants of literature dedicated to this one and only holiday: The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

لعبة نايا

Author:نور عرب

Publisher:Nour Publishing FZE

ISBN:9948243846

Total Pages:20

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تعتني نايا بلعبتها "بيبي" ليلًا ونهارًا وتأخذها أينما ذهبت. فجأةً، أصبح لون فستان "بيبي" الورديّ أبيض، وكذلك شعرها الذّهبيّ الجميل! تُرى ماذا حصل بلعبة نايا؟! وهل سيساعد سمسوم نايا لتعود "بيبي" كما كانت؟ Naya looks after her doll Baby day and night and carries her wherever she goes. But one day, Baby’s beautiful golden hair and pink dress became all white! What happened to Baby?! And will Samsoom help Baby get back its true colors? تم انتاج هذا الكتاب الإلكتروني في شركة روبوك للنشر الرقمي www.robook.de

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

Author:Joshilyn Jackson

Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

ISBN:0446576069

Total Pages:336

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A Grown Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

The Book of Polly

Author:Kathy Hepinstall

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0399562117

Total Pages:336

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For readers of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Joshilyn Jackson, and Fannie Flagg, with a touch of Terms of Endearment A laugh-out-loud funny yet poignant novel about a daughter determined not only to keep her mother among the living but to find out the secrets of her long-buried past Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young, modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late fifties when Willow was born, so Willow knows she's here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow's father died before she was born, her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere: it's just her and her bigger-than-life mom, Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and Polly has her own secrets that she won't reveal. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return after a mysterious and terrible incident? Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who possibly killed a man? And will Polly be able to outrun The Bear, the illness that finally puts her on a collision course with her closely guarded past and a final trip back to Bethel that will end with them, like Huck Finn, riding a river raft back home? THE BOOK OF POLLY has a kick like the best hot sauce, and a great blend of humor and sadness, pathos and hilarity. This is a bittersweet novel about the grip of love in a truly quirky family and you'll come to know one of the most unforgettable mother-daughter duos you've ever met.

Child 44

Author:Tom Rob Smith

Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

ISBN:9780446537049

Total Pages:480

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The thrilling New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the major motion picture starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent. Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where "crime" doesn't exist.

Gleam and Glow

Author:Eve Bunting

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:9780547539911

Total Pages:32

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Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling discovery.

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Author:Susan Crandall

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476707731

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1989

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From an award-winning author comes a wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip. Whistling past the graveyard. That’s what Daddy called it when you did something to keep your mind off your most worstest fear. . . . In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.

Too Late to Die Young

Author:Harriet McBryde Johnson

Publisher:Henry Holt and Company

ISBN:0805081801

Total Pages:272

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With a voice as disarmingly bold, funny, and unsentimental as its author, a thoroughly unconventional memoir that shatters the myth of the tragic disabled life Harriet McBryde Johnson isn't sure, but she thinks one of her earliest memories was learning that she will die. The message came from a maudlin TV commercial for the Muscular Dystrophy Association that featured a boy who looked a lot like her. Then as now, Johnson tended to draw her own conclusions. In secret, she carried the knowledge of her mortality with her and tried to sort out what it meant. By the time she realized she wasn't a dying child, she was living a grown-up life, intensely engaged with people, politics, work, struggle, and community. Due to a congenital neuromuscular disease, Johnson has never been able to walk, dress, or bathe without assistance. With help, however, she manages to take on the world. From the streets of Havana, where she covers an international disability rights conference, to the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, to an auditorium at Princeton, where she defends her right to live against philosopher Peter Singer, she lives a life on her own terms. And along the way, she defies and debunks every popular assumption about disability. This unconventional memoir opens with a lyrical meditation on death and ends with a surprising sermon on pleasure. In between, we get the tales Johnson most enjoys telling from her own life. This is not a book "about disability" but it will surprise anyone who has ever imagined that life with a severe disability is inherently worse than another kind of life.

The Girl with the Sweet Plump Knees: A Pete Schofield Caper

Author:Thomas B. Dewey

Publisher:Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:1479407100

Total Pages:157

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"Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" -- Bill Pronzini "A neatly contrived and lively mixture of fast action and sex!" -- The New York Times Doll Baby just sat there, blinking her long black lashes and drawing on her long white cigarette. "You've got to help me, Petey Boy," she said. "They're after me. Two of 'em." If someone had to be tailed, Doll Baby sure made a likely target. But something else about this case didn't stack up. And it wasn't Doll Baby. She was doing just fine...

Alice's Tulips

Author:Sandra Dallas

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1429903384

Total Pages:240

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Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose husband, Charlie, has just joined the Union Army, leaving her on his Iowa farm with only his formidable mother for company. Equally talented at sewing and gossip, and not overly fond of hard work, Alice writes lively letters to her sister filled with accounts of local quilting bees, the rigors of farm life, and the customs of small-town America. But no town is too small for intrigue and treachery, and when Alice finds herself accused of murder, she must rely on support from unlikely sources. Rich in details of quilting, Civil War-era America, and the realities of a woman's life in the nineteenth century, Alice's Tulips is Sandra Dallas at her best, a dramatic and heartwarming tale of friendship, adversity, and triumph.

Don of the Dead

Author:Casey Daniels

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061828831

Total Pages:336

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She sees dead people Beautiful, smart, and chic, Pepper Martin never had to work a day in her life -- until her surgeon daddy was convicted of fraud, her wealthy fiancé took a powder, and the family fortune ran bone dry. Suddenly desperate, the inexperienced ex-rich girl was forced to take the only job she could get: as a tour guide in a cemetery. But a grave situation took a turn for the worse when a head-on collision with a headstone left her with an unwanted ability to communicate with the disgruntled deceased . . . and now Pepper has a whacked Mafia don demanding that she hunt down his killers -- and threatening to haunt her until she does.