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Kristina Riggle, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars, returns to Book Club Girl on air to discuss her newest book, a thought-provoking novel inspired by real-life events.
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her—popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be.
But her mother, Dinah, wants justice. Dinah is a fighter, and she believes with all her heart and soul that TJ is a man who took advantage of her daughter. He is a criminal who should be brought to justice, no matter what the cost to his family.
Rain, TJ's wife, is shocked that her handsome, loving, respected husband has been accused of a terrible crime. But has her desperation to start a family closed her eyes to the fault lines in her marriage? And can she face the painful truths about herself and her husband?
Told from the perspectives of these three remarkable women, The Whole Golden World navigates the precarious territory between childhood and adulthood, raising questions about love and manipulation, marriage and motherhood, consent and responsibility. It'
Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes Kristina Riggle, author of Real Life and Liars, The Life You've Imagined and Things We Didn't Say to discuss her new novel, Keepsake.
From the critically acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars and Things We Didn't Say comes a timely and provocative novel that asks: What happens when the things we own become more important than the people we love?
Trish isn't perfect. She's divorced and raising two kids—so of course her house isn't pristine. But she's got all the important things right and she's convinced herself that she has it all under control. That is, until the day her youngest son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It's at that moment when Trish is forced to consider the one thing she's always hoped wasn't true: that she's living out her mother's life as a compulsive hoarder.
The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister, Mary—meticulous, perfect Mary, whose house is always spotless . . . and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish's oldest child has. But now, working together to get Trish's disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.
“This story of two sisters, each broken in her own way, is as unflinching as it is compassionate. I was pulled in from the first page.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Together
Kristina Riggle, author of The Life You've Imagined, Things We Didn't Say and Keepsake (Summer 2012), discusses her first novel, Real Life and Liars.
For Mirabelle Zielinski's children, happiness always seems to be just out of reach. Her polished oldest daughter, Katya, clings to a stale marriage with a workaholic husband and three spoiled children. Her son, Ivan, so creative, is a down-in-the-dumps songwriter with the worst taste in women. And the "baby," impulsive Irina, who lives life on a whim, is now reluctantly pregnant and hitched to a man who is twice her age. On the weekend of their parents' anniversary party, lies will be revealed, hearts will be broken...but love will also be found. And the biggest shock may come from Mirabelle herself, because she has a secret that will change everything.
Join Book Club Girl of the blog http://bookclubgirl.com as she welcomes Kristina Riggle (http://www.kristinariggle.net/) author of Real Life and Liars, to discuss her new novel, The Life You've Imagined.
Is the life you're living all you imagined?
Have you ever asked yourself, "What if??" Here, four women face the decisions of their lifetimes in this stirring and unforgettable novel of love, loss, friendship, and family.
Anna Geneva, a Chicago attorney coping with the death of a cherished friend, returns to her "speck on the map" hometown of Haven to finally come to terms with her mother, the man she left behind, and the road she did not take.
Cami Drayton, Anna's dearest friend from high school, is coming home too, forced by circumstance to move in with her alcoholic father . . . and to confront a dark family secret.
Maeve, Anna's mother, never left Haven, firmly rooted there by her sadness over her abandonment by the husband she desperately loved and the hope that someday he will return to her.
And Amy Rickart—thin, beautiful, and striving for perfection—faces a future with the perfect man . . . but is haunted by the memory of what she used to be.
Kristina Riggle's The Life You've Imagined takes a provocative look at the choices we make—and the courage we must have to change.
Join Romance Radio in chatting with Kristina Riggle, debut author, about her new book, REAL LIFE AND LIARS, a fantastic new novel about an especially dysfunctional family, which we expect will become a reading group favorite from coast to coast. See what other authors have to say:
This book has heart. Each of its four stories is compelling and makes you keep turning the page long after you should have turned out the light. The Zielinski family becomes your own. But it’s afterwards, when you put it down, that you realize the truth of the old saying: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Kristina Riggle gets it exactly right in this wonderful and heartwarming debut. — Becky Motew, author of Coupon Girl
Real Life and Liars, Kristina Riggle’s sumptuous and rich debut novel, examines the complications that arise in family and marriage, love and heartbreak. With lush writing and nuanced, relatable characters, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever been both grateful and driven mad by the people they love most: their family. — Allison Winn Scotch, author of the New York Times bestselling TIME OF MY LIFE
Slingin Dirt on Slicks and Sticks is bringing dirty back....yes, the dirtiest show on the internet is LIVE every Thursday Night! Kristina will be talking dirt track racing and focusing on the battle here in Central Pa. Each week, Kristina will interview some of the Slicks and Sticks Motorsports clients and get the fan perspective!
Also we will feature content from Bill McIntyre from the centralparacingscene.com who is also the administrator for the Central PA 358 Points Series which we are a proud sponsor of and enjoy promoting the division. http://www.centralparacing.com
Tonight's show will feature the only driver to race in 3 different winged divisions in 2015, the 2 time Reiging Defending Undisputed Williams Grove 358 track champion, Kevin Nouse!
Along with Kevin, we have the young and talented 410 sprinter from New Jersey, Kyle Reinhardt.
PR Pete will be stopping in to give his weekly wacky race picks!
Join Variety Radio Online hosts Mike, Kristin, Brancey, Kristina and Raven as they discuss the Sunday night's episode of GAME OF THRONES. In tonight's show they'll discuss the episode "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" that aired on Sunday, May 17 on HBO.
Comments on Sunday's episodes are always welcome - if you have anything - please email Mike at email@example.com
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Kristina Rake is a deacon of the United States Old Catholic Church. She received her Master’s Degree in Theology from the prestigious Andover Newton Theological Seminary near Boston and has been teaching scripture, theology, and apologetics to adults for over 15 years. In her own search for the Christianity taught by the Apostles, she found the Catholic Church and converted in 1999 after attending seminary for one year. She became Director of Adult Formation for a Suburban Chicago Parish of over 15,000 people. Deacon was in charge of all adult programming at the church, from adult education series to retreats and community events.
One of Deacon’s responsibilities was the R.C.I.A. program in which adults seek to convert to Catholicism. Here, Deacon Rake worked with people from all religious backgrounds: from Jewish converts to atheists to evangelicals to Mainline Protestantism to no religious background at all. Her experiences teaching Catholic Theology to people from such diverse religious backgrounds grounded her firmly in Catholic Apologetics. Deacon Rake was asked by groups all over her diocese to speak on a variety of apologetics topics and, for 15 years, she taught theology, scripture, and apologetics in area parishes.
In 2014, Deacon Rake entered the United States Old Catholic Church under Archbishop James Long. She was ordained a Deacon on November 8th, 2014, and continues her studies and formation for the Old Catholic Priesthood. She lives in Chicago with her husband of 15 years, Mark, her two human children and her two furry Chihuahua boys
It is always a blessing to know that God hears our prayers and wants the best for us. God does not want any human being suffering from sickness and/or diseases (alzheimers, cancer, comas, mental illness, viruses, plagues, in need of deliverance from alcohol/domestic violence/demonic activity/drugs/gambling/illicit sex acts/tobacco/etc.) If you have a family member sick at home, in the hospital, in any type of medical facility, in a group home, on life support, or terminally ill, after listening to this program you will gain the necessary steps to receive your Healing Manifestation. These tutorials on this radio program are designed to assist in understanding God's procedures and safeguards into the prayer system. I am a certified family mediator with a Master in Divinity, a Master in Management, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (law degree). As a person aspiring to be an expert in family issues, I am discussing all positive ways for families to rebuild, restore, and repair their households to become successful families in this 21st century. I Love You. Rev. Diane firstname.lastname@example.org or gechristianchurch.org
Father in the Name of Jesus we thank You for the Healing Manifestation of Bobbi Kristina Brown's Miracle. I am glad that the Faith of her Father, Bobby Brown and the Grace of God, made her whole. You are an awesome God who loves us and wants the best for all. Remember that John 10:10 reads that the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Therefore, abundant life does not mean sickness and disease. It means health and made whole. .
ASCENSION SUNDAY! Join us this morning to celebrate the Lord's Ascension into heaven on this 7th Sunday of Easter.
Join Deacon Kristina Rake of the United States Old Catholic Church for our Long Distance Liturgy of the Word. Join us for a brief bible study. We'll begin our study with the Gospel of John. Going verse by verse through this amazing Gospel, you'll learn what everything means and also understand how it applies to your everyday life.
Then, Deacon Rake will lead us in worship. We cannot partake of the Liturgy of the Eucharist together yet, but we can join together to sing hymns, praise God, pray for ourselves and the world, listen to the Sunday Readings, and engage in a guided meditation in which we have a personal encounter with the Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.
Join the Supernatural discussion on Variety Radio Online. Brancey, Kristina and Raven discuss the highlights of the latest Supernatural episode. If you want to be part of their show, feel free to tweet your thoughts to @VROBrancey and they will read them on air. If you' are catching the live broadcast, make sure you join the live chat-room Thursday’s.
Summary: Castiel tries to reconnect Claire with her mother who went missing, and calls Sam and Dean for help with the case.
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