A Trip to the Stars

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A Trip to the Stars

Author: ,

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0307799883

Genre: Fiction

Page: 528

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Book Summary: “A large, lavishly inventive novel . . . an American descendant of The Arabian Nights . . . erudite and artful entertainment.”—The New York Times Book Review At a Manhattan planetarium in 1965, ten-year-old Enzo is whisked away from his young adoptive aunt, Mala. His abductor turns out to be a blood relative: his great-uncle Junius Samax, a wealthy former gambler who lives in a converted Las Vegas hotel surrounded by a priceless art collection and a host of fascinating, idiosyncratic guests. In Samax’s magical world, Enzo receives a unique education and pieces together the mystery of his mother’s life and the complicated history of his adoption. Back in New York, Mala only knows that Enzo has disappeared. After a yearlong search proves fruitless, she enlists in the Navy Nursing Corps and on a hospital ship off Vietnam falls in love with a wounded B-52 navigator, who disappears on his next mission. Devastated again, Mala embarks on a restless, adventurous journey around the world, hoping to overcome the losses that have transformed her life. Fusing imagination, scholarship, and suspense with remarkable narrative skill, Nicholas Christopher builds a story of tremendous scope, an epic tale of love and destiny, as he traces the intricate latticework of Mala’s and Enzo’s lives. Each remains separate from each other but tied in ways they cannot imagine—until the final miraculous chapter of this extraordinary novel. “A writer of remarkable gifts.”—The Washington Post Book World “This labyrinthine novel . . . is animated by an encompassing lust for beauty.”—The New Yorker “[Nicholas] Christopher is North America’s García Márquez; Borges with emotional weight. . . . This is one of those rare books that, by connecting the stars, catches you in its web.”—The Globe and Mail Includes an excerpt of Nicholas Christopher’s Tiger Rag


Grands Visit the Stars

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Grands Visit the Stars

Author: Cecile Boyd Bullock

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466988576

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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Book Summary: In the book Grands Visit the Planetarium, you will find that it is very family orientated. Grandma and Grandpa love having their grandchildren come to visit. They plan interesting things for them to do and love participating with them. After their own children grow up and move out, they look forward to spending time with their grandchildren. Grandma enjoys getting ready by baking cookies. Grandpa prepares by mowing the lawn and tightening the screws on the Jungle Jim and swing set. Grandma and Grandpa find themselves amused by their grandchildrens antics. They also love the way their grandchildren work together. It fills Grandmas and Grandpas hearts having their grandchildren around. Grandparents are at a disadvantage when it comes to books directed toward them raising their grandchildren. The Grand series focuses on just that, along with the time they spend together. The Grand series centers on how you would like your grandchildren to respond to the rest of the family. The series also allows grandparents to personalize the story by inputting your grandchildrens names into the book.


A Trip to the Gym!

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A Trip to the Gym!

Author: Blaine Kosek

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499067178

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Book Summary: Maggie, Aiden, and Mary Joe are great friends. They all met in Kindergarten and now they are together in first grade. They love their teacher, Mrs. McDowell, and their bodies are filled with joy and excitement, especially Maggie and Mary Joe’s but Aiden starts to have second thoughts when he finds out that they will be going into the gym for a class. Aiden has never been in a gym before and his fear and anxiety grow as they walk through the long hallways toward this unknown territory. Once the students meet Mr. Kosek they start to realize that gym class might not be all that bad. Maggie and Mary Joe work together to help relieve Aiden of the stress he has built up inside him while they learn new ideas about their bodies, and participate in new activities, some of which they never thought they would be able to do at school.


A Trip to Venus

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A Trip to Venus

Author: John Munro

Publisher:

ISBN: 3962554734

Genre: Fiction

Page: 118

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Book Summary: When evening came I turned to the books, and gathered a great deal about the fiery planet, including the fact that a stout man, a Daniel Lambert, could jump his own height there with the greatest ease. Very likely; but I was seeking information on the strange light, and as I could not find any I resolved to walk over and consult my old friend, Professor Gazen, the well-known astronomer, who had made his mark by a series of splendid researches with the spectroscope into the constitution of the sun and other celestial bodies...


The Fault in Our Stars

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The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101569182

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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Book Summary: From #1 bestselling author John Green and now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Laura Dern! “The greatest romance story of this decade.″ —Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. From John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


Camp

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Camp

Author: Luc Gesell

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0525577262

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Pitch a tent and unroll your sleeping bag in some of the most secluded campsites on Earth. With tales from the trail, arresting images, and helpful instruction, this wild guide reveals what calls people to camp: under all the gear, it’s as much about living off the grid as it is about the thrill of staying alive. Whether you love car camping with kids, rock climbing with friends, or roughing it solo in a lean-to, you’ll find there’s always somewhere new to explore—even if it's just in your backyard. Inside you'll find: • Interviews with expert campers, adventurers, basecampers, and alpinists • Hundreds of captivating photographs of sites and set-ups around the world • How-tos that cover choosing a tent, building a fire, making coffee, and more Praise for Camp “Far more than just a practical guide to camping, this coffee table tome serves as an homage to the outdoor activity. Dozens of explorers . . . share their favorite journeys, camping spots, tips, and essentials.”—Furthermore from Equinox


Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

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Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

Author: Una McCormack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982104767

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: An original novel based on the explosive new TV series Star Trek: Discovery! Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the USS Discovery finding its way back home from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? The Way to the Stars recounts for fans everywhere the untold story of Tilly’s past. It’s not easy being sixteen, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things—even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime—an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars…


A Trip to Venus

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A Trip to Venus

Author: John Munro

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 201

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Book Summary: "A Trip to Venus" by John Munro. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Written in the Stars

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Written in the Stars

Author: Aisha Saeed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698185927

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: "A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”—Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny? Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.


The Pull of the Stars

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The Pull of the Stars

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443461792

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: THE NEW #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WONDER AND ROOM Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the great flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders—Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney. In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, caregivers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work. In The Pull of the Stars, Emma Donoghue once again finds the light in the darkness in this new classic of hope and survival against all odds.


The Great Wide Sea

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The Great Wide Sea

Author: M.H. Herlong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440642338

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother?s death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. But one morning, the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared?and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a treacherous storm looms on the horizon? M. H. Herlong spins a gripping tale of adventure, survival, and the bonds of brotherhood in The Great Wide Sea.


Mae Among the Stars

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Mae Among the Stars

Author: Roda Ahmed

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063055708

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts. When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space. This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.


A Trip to Cuba

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A Trip to Cuba

Author: Julia Ward Howe

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Genre: ,

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.


A Trip to Manitoba

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A Trip to Manitoba

Author: Mary Agnes FitzGibbon

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Travel

Page: 207

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Book Summary: "A Trip to Manitoba" by Mary Agnes FitzGibbon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Find the Constellations

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Find the Constellations

Author: H.A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

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Book Summary: Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page.New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!


From the Streets to the Stars

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From the Streets to the Stars

Author: Henry J. Dinenno

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465385266

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

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Book Summary: This book is an inspirational, humorous description of my life from a hard core juvenile delinquent to a top executive in a major corporation. It begins on the streets of New York City and recounts the thievery, property damage, weapons and gang wars that defined my juvenile years. It recalls a transitional phase where the death of my grandfather, a move from New York, my family, my friends, and the heavy handed brothers of Notre Dame High School gradually erased the influence of my juvenile years. My work during the design phase of both Project Apollo and Space Shuttle, and the unbelievably exciting launches at the Kennedy Space Center are covered with an insiders perspective on how these great teams dealt with successes and failures. Throughout, I reflect on how the experiences of my delinquent and transitional phases, and my renewed relationship with God, helped me to grow and to use my career successes to help others. Finally I describe a special invitation to the Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers in Vienna where I spent several days with more than 80 astronauts and cosmonauts that were truly the stars of my world.


Tiger Rag

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Tiger Rag

Author: Nicholas Christopher

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0679645349

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: The acclaimed author of Veronica and A Trip to the Stars returns with a dazzling new novel based on one of the great legends of musical history. New Orleans, 1900. The virtuoso cornet player Charles “Buddy” Bolden invents jazz, but after a life consumed by tragedy, the groundbreaking sound of his horn vanishes with him. Rumors persist, though, that Bolden recorded a phonograph cylinder, and over the course of a century it evolves into the elusive holy grail of jazz. Florida, the present day. Dr. Ruby Cardillo’s life is falling apart. Her husband, a prominent cardiologist, has left her for a twenty-six-year-old. Her daughter, Devon, a once promising jazz pianist, has recently finished an enforced stint picking up trash along the interstate after a drug conviction. Ruby’s estranged mother has just died, but not before conjuring up ghosts that Ruby thought she had put behind her long ago. After a long career as a well-respected anesthesiologist, Ruby suddenly jumps the tracks, forgetting to eat and sleep, indulging her every whim, wearing only purple, consuming only bottles of 1988 Château Latour. Then Ruby enlists Devon to accompany her on an impulsive road trip to New York, and both mother and daughter get more than they bargained for, discovering that their own shrouded family history is connected to the tantalizing search for Buddy Bolden’s long-lost cylinder. Ranging from turn-of-the-century Louisiana to Roaring Twenties Chicago to contemporary Manhattan, Tiger Rag is at once a moving story of loss and redemption and an intricate historical mystery from one of our most brilliant storytellers. Praise for Tiger Rag “The structure here is like a long and complex jazz arrangement. There is a comparatively simple theme set up against what might be thought of as distinctive chord changes. And then, against this main story, the author sets up what might be seen as highly individualistic solos. The themes of the male performers and the female audiences come together, separate, then come together again. If you love the world of jazz, if it’s a little like a religion to you, you’ll love this ambitious, thoughtful novel.” —The Washington Post “Describing music in a book is a bit like trying to describe color to a blind person; it rarely goes well. The opening stretch of Nicholas Christopher’s latest novel Tiger Rag, however, paints a picture of a jazz recording session so vividly that the reader might want to keep a towel handy for mopping his brow James Brown-style.” —GQ.com “Nicholas Christopher's new novel, Tiger Rag, is a New Year's treat that lovers of good music and good writing should not deny themselves. . . . Nicholas is a master at building a rich story populated with vivid characters on the bare foundation of historical record. Although no recording of Bolden and his band has yet surfaced, his sideman Willy Cornish, a trombone player, died claiming a recording session took place. Nicholas has imagined a satisfying and engrossing tale about what might have happened. He has fleshed out the lives touched by the wax cylinders that stored three versions of “Tiger Rag.” From the musicians who played with or followed Bolden, to the recording engineer and his assistant at the fateful recording session, Nicholas has created a colourful cast whose stories draw readers into their lives. . . . Nicholas is a poet as well as a novelist, and the book sings, thanks to his compelling descriptions and use of imagery. . . . [C]ompulsively readable.” —The Toronto Star


Circle of Three #12: Written in the Stars

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Circle of Three #12: Written in the Stars

Author: Isobel Bird

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061756393

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Ever moving, ever changing, stars and planets come and go. Those who watch their movements say, "As is above, so is below." Astrology—the study of the stars—is said to reveal the truths of the universe. Cooper, Kate, and Annie find this to be alarmingly true, and their progress on the Wiccan path is nearly undone by what the stars tell them.


The Weight of the Stars

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The Weight of the Stars

Author: K. Ancrum

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1250101646

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: A vivid, evocative YA lesbian romance about how the universe is full of second chances Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the “wrong” side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends. One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the girls are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And now it’s up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more. The Weight of the Stars is the new LGBT young adult romance from K. Ancrum, written with the same style of short, micro-fiction chapters and immediacy that garnered acclaim for her debut, The Wicker King. An Imprint Book “The Weight of the Stars is one of the most gentle, gracious, and, overall, kind books that I've read all year ... It's a YA romance about girls and stars and friendship and mercy and loss and regret and what we owe each other and what we give away to lift each other up ... This book is starlight on broken concrete, it's flowers on a broken rooftop, and it's a masterpiece.” —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart a Doorway “As bright as it is stellar ... a story with a lush, dark atmosphere; heartbreaking circumstances; bright, new love that blossoms from ugliness; and vividly real, magnetic characters.” —Booklist (starred review) “Touches on sexual identity, friendship, nontraditional families, and the price of human space exploration. The characters' resilience and vulnerability are deftly handled ... For readers who are drawn to the unconventional, this will be a satisfying read.” —Kirkus Reviews “Their slow-burn romance ... is sweetly, devastatingly understated.” - BCCB PRAISE FOR THE WICKER KING: “Ancrum delves into the blurry space between reality and madness. A haunting and provocative read that will keep teens riveted.” —School Library Journal “Teen fans of moody psychological horror will be entranced.” —Booklist “Give this to readers who like complex, experimental fictions about intense relationships that acquire mythic resonance.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books “An eerie piece of realistic fiction whose characters revel in intense emotions.” —Kirkus Reviews “An eerie and mesmerizing thriller that questions the space where reality and perception overlap, The Wicker King is a spine-tingling read that will have you riveted.” —Caleb Roerhrig, author of Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit


He's Just Not in the Stars

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He's Just Not in the Stars

Author: Jenni Kosarin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061870390

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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Book Summary: He's Just Not in the Stars is a sinful combination of He's Just Not That into You, Sex and the City, and The Secret Language of Birthdays. If all is fair in love and war, this is the right ammunition. . . . Hindsight is 20/20. Love is blind. With all that good and bad vision out there, who's gonna give you some serious insight? Sex columnist and love astrology expert Jenni Kosarin is taking names and kicking astrological butt. . . . Flirt. Crush. Boyfriend. Ex-boyfriend. Husband. Whatever. What's his potential? What's he looking for? How do you fix things once you've messed up? Which sign will give you another chance and which won't? Find out his idiosyncrasies before you date him. Find out who's ready for a relationship and who'll still be hanging out in twentysomething bars in fifteen years. (Uh. Creepy.) Here, get the scoop on how your man stacks up. Decipher. Crack the code. Get stellar advice. The concept is revolutionary: Combine his Sun Sign with his Venus. That's all. No "rising signs," no tricking his mother into telling you what time he was born. No cookie-cutter generalizations. This book is frighteningly specific. Filled with sixty easy-to-follow combos, it's illustrated with ironic, gossip-filled, shocking real-life examples of famous celebs such as: Colin Firth (Virgo, Venus in Libra): Virgo + Libra = sexy and subtle combo Orlando Bloom (Capricorn, Venus in Pisces): Capricorn is all for security, Pisces is a full-on romantic = good guy Chris Rock (Aquarius, Venus in Capricorn): Aquarius can be about partnership when Capricorn grounds it Ethan Hawke (Scorpio, Venus in Scorpio): Ladykiller double sign combo Antonio Banderas (Leo, Venus in Virgo): Hint: the Virgo makes him stay . . . plus many, many others. By defining him in a way that's never been done before, He's Just Not in the Stars gives it to you straight. No tiptoeing around. No hugging and sharing. No coddling. Deal with it. (Cue drum roll.) This is for the woman who wants to take charge of her own destiny. Is he in the stars? Time won't tell. Jenni Kosarin will. He's Just Not in the Stars is the last hip, irreverent relationship book you'll ever want. Throw away the rest . . . They're taking up space where your happily married pictures should go.