A teenage sensitive girl writes about her feelings to things in this world she doen't understand and those that she loves and hates, as she can not express them out loud with words. Amie alone overcomes the emotional hurdles of growing up witnessing abuse towards herself and her sisters from her father, her parents getting a divorce, leaving the house and town that she had grew to love and losing Jessica her bestfriend, the one person she could tell everything to. Amie defeats these obstacles and truly finds out who she is and what life is all about. New love is found and new love is lost . You will laugh, cry and come back for more. All Amie wants to do is to be noticed just as the earth wants to be to, she wants teenagers to read how not saying something in a rough time can hurt more then you think .Parents don't know their teenagers and teenagers don't know their parents. Growing up in this society today is hard but what people don't realise is that they are the society, really you can't complain about something you are a part of, something that you are shaping. There are many people in this world Amie comes across fear and evil but how she faces itis what makes her the character she is. Just face it, its exactly like a blind man saying hes scared of the dark or a deaf man saying hes hates the sound of the rain. Not everything comes so easy.
On the night a young man sets off with the intention to propose to his girlfriend, an accident instead forces the young couple to re-evaluate their relationship as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened while trying to cling onto each other.
"Oh, come on! Is this really happening? This isn't actually happening right?" Laney is looking at me with bright eyes, and I can see she wants to laugh but is trying to be sympathetic. "I'm sorry, cuz. What a bummer." "You're not actually sorry! You think this is a good thing." She is still trying not to laugh, but she nods somberly. "I confess, I do think it is a good thing." Then she runs out of ym room and I can hear her whooping in the hall. "ARGH! Abugagagag!"
Zoe is a woman approaching her thirtieth birthday. She loses her job, fiancé and home on the same day and has to return to her childhood home. Zoe has to re-establish a relationship with her family in Brighton. She seeks out an old school friend and takes on a different career direction. Money becomes less important as she learns the art of friendship. She was brought up to believe that her grandparents had the perfect marriage. Zoe has always been looking for that type of faithful happiness. When she is given her grandfather’s old car she finds a collection of letters that indicates he had a French mistress. In the will there are instructions that she should restore the Citroen car to its former glory and drive one last time to visit Celeste in France. Will Zoe ever meet a man that she can trust? ‘Driving Home’ is about the choices a young woman must make when past certainties disappear. Zoe makes the journey with her mother and discovers the truth about her grandfather. She encounters an extremely wise woman who can provide the romantic solution Zoe has been seeking.
This is the beginning of how I became a Fag Hag, from surviving childhood in the suburbs: raised by narcissistic, drunken, homophobic parents (and that's their good points) - to developing wonderful friendships with gay men (one gay man in particular). And lesbians. And bisexual, pansexual, transgender people. I could almost have called this book Gay - had it not been for the unfortunate discovery of my own heterosexuality, and the ensuing disaster this has proven to be, hence this is Fag Hag. Where everybody else is getting way more sex. It's twisted, comical and self-deprecating. And almost undeniably, unforgivably true. Cinderella only exists here in the form of a Drag Queen on ecstasy. The straight Cinders burnt to death in an unfortunate wig-cigarette burning incident on her way home from a fancy dress party.
Ten years after her mother's death Trudi is still restless and unable to decide whether or not to to visit her mother's original house in Sydney, which she has inherited. Her friend Clare urges her to go but it is not until a mystery man talks her into going with him that she finally goes - but not before encountering another mystery man who is looking for her father who has seemingly disappeared after telling Trudi he killed the young man he thinks caused the death of her mother. Trudi's trip from New York to Australia is the begining of a whole series of mysteries which culminate in Trudi finally finding love.
House of Beasts is about a group of swingers that move to the countryside to get away from the prying eyes and hypocrisy of the suburbs. As they become self-sufficient, and although they still swing, they all become active members of the community in their own way.
15 year old middle child Judy is so bored she can’t see straight, pushing everything around her to breaking point until one day with the police in her life and her lover in jail, she goes looking for answers. Carly flirted with alcoholism in her twenties but it wasn’t until she became a mother that she was able to commit fully. As her life unravels, Carly leaves her white toothed husband and kids and travels back to The Time Before Children; to San Francisco and Eileen, her barefoot friend nagged by a sense that she forgot something, and her single life. Carly’s story soon becomes one of loss and ultimately waste: Faced with so many choices, sometimes it’s easier to just sit down with a drink. That is until Eileen receives a phone call that will turn their lives upside down and lead them on a journey across America and towards their destiny.
My love for you is irreplaceable. Your eyes sparkle like the night stars, it’s like they are telling me not to go. Days don’t go by without me thinking about you. My love for you is precious and most powerful. I could hold your hand forever not letting you go. You remind me of the calm sea, calmly slapping the shore. I will never go I will always be close.
Lily is stuck. Her job as a solicitor's filing clerk is tedious, her love life is non-existent, she has never met her father (he could be a doctor on a hospital ship) and her only relatives – her artist mother Bella (who is crafty and manipulative) and grandmother Jean (who has Alzheimer’s) – hate each other. Lily isn't sure Bella likes her either. Lily wants to be an actress like her great aunt Joyce. She is aware her life is not progressing but, rather than do something about it, she watches old films and writes lists. Lily shares her house with her childhood friend, Brian. When he brings home a bird of paradise, she begins to have dreams. In these dreams she is sitting in a waiting-room holding a bird, next to a person she cannot see. Though, on the surface, these dreams do not seem frightening, they leave Lily with her heart pounding and a deep sense of loss. The dreams persist and Lily tries various ways of avoiding sleep, which puts her job and her friendships in jeopardy. Then her mother turns up ...
Come on a very tongue-in-cheek journey with Chantel (not her real name) as she bumbles through her rather ridiculous life. Chantel is a fun,quirky,divorced Mother of two who is far from the bitter and twisted heroine we have come to expect. In fact she is rather good company. Chantel is the friend you enjoy spending Saturday afternoon with, and always leaves you with a smile.
Mid life, Jillian wonders if she is as boring as she feels. Taking into account the people in her life she decides to reinvent herself. Is everyone in her life boring she ponders. Her husband questions why she feels the need to change so many aspects of her life, their life. When the time comes though he reacts differently than what Jillian expected. Her husband is about to startle her with how unboring he is. Their life unravells from there. The story involves a classic car and a passion that has been long withheld. Jillians life is not so boring