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Jessica Park

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Jessica is the author of 180 SECONDS, CLEAR, The Left Drowning Series (LEFT DROWNING and RESTLESS WATERS), the New York Times bestselling FLAT-OUT LOVE (& the companion novella FLAT-OUT MATT), FLAT-OUT CELESTE, and RELATIVELY FAMOUS. She lives in New Hampshire where she spends an obscene amount time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations. On the rare occasions that she is able to focus on other things, she writes.

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Jessica Park I have gay characters in a number of my books and try to work in their sexual orientation fluidly rather than as an "issue" that I'm tackling. And the…moreI have gay characters in a number of my books and try to work in their sexual orientation fluidly rather than as an "issue" that I'm tackling. And the disabilities and diversity some of my characters have are more psychological and emotional rather than physical.(less)
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180 Seconds by Jessica Park
"Absolutely mind blowing! Jessica Park is wizard at writing words that have the power to touch, destroy, heal, uplift, and change lives. This story is a masterpiece and it's really hard to describe. Esben is wonderful, as is Allison. And the two of..." Read more of this review »
180 Seconds by Jessica Park
"I finished this book a few days ago, but I had to wait to write this review. I wanted to give this book justice, because it deserves it. Jessica Park has always been one of my favorite authors, and she never lets me down. I know I'm going to love..." Read more of this review »
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Have you ever read a book that you just couldn't stop thinking about? One that you go back and reread, then thumb through to your favorite scenes, and even then can't get past it enough to start a different book? Well, this is what h..." Read more of this review »
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" Yodeling was very popular at the time that I wrote this, and I don't think I should be punished for incorporating current trends into my books.

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Saving Grace Saving Grace by Jane Green Jane GreenGrace and Ted Chapman are widely regarded as the perfect literary power couple. Ted is a successful novelist and Grace, his wife of twenty years, is beautiful, stylish, carefree, and a wonderful homemaker. But what no one sees, what is churning under the surface, is Ted’s rages.Powerful and riveting, Jane Green's Saving Grace will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Grace on her harrowing journey to rock bottom and back.
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Swan Song Swan Song by Robert McCammon Robert McCammon In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets; Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station; and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gifts. But the ancient force behind earth's devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself.
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Song Yet Sung Song Yet Sung by James McBride James McBrideFilled with rich, true details—much of the story is drawn from historical events—and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.
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Innocence Innocence by Dean Koontz Dean KoontzHe lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
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A Simple Plan A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith [author:Scott B. Smith|12505Two brothers and their friend stumble upon the wreckage of a plane–the pilot is dead and his duffle bag contains four million dollars in cash. In order to hide, keep, and share the fortune, these ordinary men all agree to a simple plan.
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Someone Like You Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen Sarah DessenHalley has always followed in the wake of her best friend, Scarlett. But when Scarlett learns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that she's carrying his baby, she was devastated. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Their friendship may bend under the weight, but it'll never break--because a true friendship is a promise you keep forever.
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Left Drowning Left Drowning by Jessica Park Jessica Park
Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday Paul TordayWhat does it take to make us believe in the impossible?
For Dr. Alfred Jones, life is a quiet mixture of civil service at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence and marriage to Mary—an ambitious, no-nonsense financier. But a strange turn of fate from an unexpected direction forces Jones to upend his existence and spend all of his time in pursuit of another man’s ludicrous dream. Can there be salmon in the Yemen? Science says no. But if resources are limitless and the visionary is inspired, maybe salmon fishing in the Yemen isn’t impossible. Then again, maybe nothing is.
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