Little Beauties By Kim Addonizio

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Little Beauties By Kim Addonizio
Diana McBride, a thirty-four-year-old former child pageant contender, now works in a baby store in Long Beach. Between dealing with a catastrophic haircut, the failure of her marriage, and phone calls from her alcoholic mother, Diana has gone off her OCD medication and is trying to cope via washing and cleaning rituals. When pregnant teenager Jamie Ramirez enters the store, Diana's already chaotic world is sent spinning. Jamie can't stand being pregnant. She can't wait to get on with her normal life and give the baby up for adoption. But her yet-to-be-born daughter, Stella, has a fierce will and a destiny to fulfill. And as the magical plot of Little Beauties unfolds, these three characters' lives become linked in ever more surprising ways

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either By Meg Cabot

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either By Meg Cabot
Size 14 Is Not Fat Either By Meg Cabot

Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College?a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's de

Finitely having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen?where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for?it's her torso that's AWOL.)Surrounded by hysterical students?with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls?Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again.If it gets her mind off her personal problems?and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives?it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song


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