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Robert Kolker is an American journalist who worked as a contributing editor at New York Magazine and a former projects and investigations reporter for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek.He is the author of Lost Girls, a New York Times best-selling true crime book that was named one of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2013. In 2020, his book Hidden Valley Road was published and was selected for the revival of Oprah's Book Club. Early life and education Kolker is a native of Columbia, Maryland. His mother was a counselor at Howard County General Hospital and father worked as a homebuilder. He attended Wilde Lake High School and graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1991. Career Longform journalism As a journalist, Kolker's work has appeared in New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Men’s Journal. His work often takes the form of reported narratives. His 2006 investigation into sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn helped bring an abuser to justice and was nominated for a National Magazine Award. His exploration of an eighteen-year murder-exoneration case and the police tactics that can lead to false confessions received the John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2011 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.Kolker's 2004 story in New York Magazine about a public-school embezzlement scandal was adapted for the feature film Bad Education, starring Hugh Jackman. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2019 before its rights were acquired by HBO.In 2021 Kolker wrote the piece "Who Is the Bad Art Friend?" for The New York Times Magazine. The piece focused on the years long litigation between two former employees of Boston based writing center GrubStreet: Dawn Dorland, a former writing instructor and kidney donor, and Sonya Larson, a promising young writer accused of plagiarizing Dorland. The piece went viral and renewed attention to the case led to the dismissal of Sonya Larson and several of her friends, also implicated in the dispute, from their positions at GrubStreet. Lost Girls Kolker's 2013 book Lost Girls recounts the lives of five sex workers murdered by the Long Island serial killer, and the story of the hunt for the as-yet-unidentified killer. It also explores the implications of the emergence of on-line personal ads as a major vehicle for sex work. The book received wide critical acclaim.Lost Girls was adapted for the 2020 feature film Lost Girls, directed by Liz Garbus and starring Amy Ryan. Hidden Valley Road Kolker's 2020 book Hidden Valley Road is the nonfiction account of the Galvins, a midcentury American family, with twelve children. The oldest son, Donald Jr. was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and then five more of his brothers were as well. The Galvins became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Kolker was originally approached by the two Galvin sisters to write their family story, and interviewed Mimi Galvin as part of his research and writing. The book was listed by The New York Times as one of the "10 Best Books" of 2020 and one of the "Best Higher Education Books of 2020" by Forbes. Personal life Kolker is married to Kirsten Danis, an editor at The New York Times and former managing editor of The Marshall Project, whom he met at Columbia. Danis was also the editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator. References External links RobertKolker.com. Discover the Robert Kolker popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Robert Kolker books.

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Little Women e-book Download

Little Women

Louisa May AlcottSeptember 29, 1868Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Meet the Marches! Louisa May Alcott’s classic introduces us to four unforgettable sisters: beautiful Meg, tomboyish Jo, delicate Beth, and Amy, the indulged...

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Bred By The Boss #1: Alyssa

Arwen RichJuly 3, 2018Get

Alyssa is untouched by any man – until her hot, demanding boss Mr. Ramirez comes into her life. Her fantasy comes true when he has his way with her, rough and unprotected. But as a result,...

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Some Call It Love

Sarah PeisAugust 20, 2018Get

"The best feel-good romcom you need right now." Goodreads reviewer A mistaken arrest, an unpaid debt, and a trip to Vegas. Living in a small town where everyone knows your business isn't eas...

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Someone Else's Daughter

Linsey LanierOctober 29, 2010Get

Book I of the popular Miranda's Rights Mystery series by bestselling author Linsey Lanier.  A woman can never make herself too tough, too strong, or too street smart.  THE SEARCHIN...

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Mr. Trouble

Nana MaloneAugust 1, 2018Get

Yeah, I'm trouble...so what? Women like it. That and my big...bank account. Not to mention my, ah, silver tongue. I'm the prince of my world, right up until the king gets upset. My f...

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The Boss

Lexy TimmsJuly 23, 2015Get

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lexy Timms, comes a billionaire romance that'll crank up the heat and have you falling in love all over again. Jamie Connors has given up on finding a man....

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The Chase

Elle KennedyAugust 6, 2018Get

New York Times bestseller! Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because the...

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Jaxon

Olivia SandsJune 2, 2019Get

She's his little sister's best friend.  Completely off limits.  And now they're working together. Jaxon Green 's plans to offer a summer camp for kids at his thoroughbred training ...

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The Lost Siren

Raven StormMay 16, 2022Get

A human female born into a breeding manor never has a choice…I am a slave, but at least I am alive. When the man with wings and scales gave me a second choice—I took it. I'll do what I m...

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Just One Night

Carly PhillipsApril 20, 2021Get

She’s the woman he can’t live without. The one he can’t risk screwing up their relationship by sleeping with her. Linc Kingston doesn’t accept anything less than perfection. ...

Stop Procrastinating & Overthinking: Learn The Mind Hacks To Cure Your Procrastination Habit And Improve Your Perseverance To Overcome Laziness. Eliminate Negative Thoughts And Stop Worrying e-book Download

Stop Procrastinating & Overthinking: Learn The Mind Hacks To Cure Your Procrastination Habit And Improve Your Perseverance To Overcome Laziness. Eliminate Negative Thoughts And Stop Worrying

Sebastian GoodwinMarch 25, 2021Get

"I TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT IT'S STILL A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE…" Everybody knows that procrastination is the biggest waste of time – I am talking about those moments when you imagine wha...

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Scraps of Paper

Kathryn Meyer GriffithSeptember 13, 2014Get

Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their fami...

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The Girl Outside: A Shocking and Gripping Psychological Thriller

James CaineJune 22, 2022Get

Her daughter has a dark secret. One that will turn their perfect small town upside down.  Now she's missing. Mandy Knox can't shake the gut wrenching feeling that something sinister hap...

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Nothing to Hide

Scarlett FinnApril 13, 2021Get

Prize of a lifetime: travel the world with a celebrity billionaire. Come to LA with us, Roxie… It will be so much fun! We have tickets for a late-night talk show! What could possibly go wr...

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iPhone User Guide

Apple Inc.September 20, 2021Get

Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone, straight from Apple. This definitive guide helps you get started using iPhone with iOS 15 and discover all the amazing things it can do.

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In Light of the Summit

Jamie McGillenDecember 31, 2020Get

The much-anticipated sequel to In Sight of the Mountain! After Anna Gallagher's first climb on Mt. Rainier, she faces a new challenge—enduring the ridicule and threats that come with break...

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The Baltic Run

Charles WhitingJune 15, 2020Get

From the carnage of war a new hero is born. 1920. The slaughter of World War One is over, but already secret little wars are breaking out all over 'New Europe'. Sub-Lieutenant de Vere Smith ...

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Small Town Big Rumors

Willow WintersFebruary 8, 2022Get

He tasted like tequila and the fake name I gave him was Rose. Four years ago, I decided to get over one man, by getting under another. A single night and nothing more. I found my handsome st...

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Moby Dick

Herman MelvilleOctober 17, 1851Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Herman Melville’s classic begins with one of the most famous opening lines in world literature: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick was a commercial failure wh...

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Romancing His Rival

Poppy St JamesAugust 16, 2021Get

Two enemies. One wedding. The plan was simple . . . until they started to fall for each other.  Noah and Olivia are total opposites. She’s buttoned up and proper, focused en...

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10-Minute Social Psychology

Albert RutherfordJune 7, 2020Get

Would you like to instantly catch people's thoughts, emotions, motivations, and intentions through mere observation? If yes, you've come to the right place!  10-Minute So...

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Calamity Rayne: Gets A Life

Lydia MichaelsJanuary 20, 2017Get

An awkward girl's account of inexperience, sexual mishaps, and too much tequila... Needing a change, Rayne Meyers—a.k.a. Calamity Rayne—sets out to be a personal assistant for one of the...

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Smitten with Ravioli

Ellen JacobsonMay 22, 2020Get

I'm not sure what I'm more scared of—cats that drool or falling for that annoying history professor in my Italian cooking course. Sure, Preston Whitaker has amazing blue eyes, but he's an ...

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Think and Grow Rich

Greg Habstritt & Napoleon HillDecember 23, 2010Get

Think and Grow Rich is one of the most popular success book of all-time, having sold more than 60 million copies since it was first published more than 70 years ago.  It&...

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Falling for a Rake

Eve PendleNovember 29, 2021Get

He's the most notorious rake in England. She's a Perfect Lady. Their secrets will come tumbling out. . . A sexy opposites attract fake engagement romance! Lady Emily can't afford a scandal. ...

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Secrets and Scandals

Piper GlendaleMay 5, 2022Get

Emily Delaney, a reporter for one of Hollywood’s hottest gossip magazines, has her world turned upside down when her former journalism mentor dies, and she is called back to the hometown s...

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Abigail's Shop

Rachael HerronOctober 22, 2021Get

“I didn’t just  imply  that you weren’t welcome. I’m making sure you know that’s the case.” Don’t miss the incredible first standalone in this unputdownable series th...

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A Match for the Marine

Jess MastorakosMarch 31, 2021Get

Matchmaker Rule #1: Never fall in love with the client. After working my way to the top, I'm in the running to become the CEO of Southern California's premier matchmaking service. All I have...

Without Mercy (A Dakota Steele FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) e-book Download

Without Mercy (A Dakota Steele FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

Ava StrongJune 14, 2022Get

MMA champ-turned-FBI Special Agent and BAU specialist Dakota Steele is as tough as they come—and as brilliant, too, able to crack serial killers that no one else can. But this new case is ...

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Seduced by a Dragon (Fallen Immortals 5)

Alisa WoodsFebruary 23, 2018Get

Leonidas is a Dragon Prince of the House of Smoke… and he is cursed. Falling in love was never in the cards for Leonidas. An angry witch made sure of that—if he loses his heart, he loses...

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Mr. Nice Guy

Belinda WilliamsJune 28, 2021Get

NICE GUYS CAN PLAY DIRTY TOO . . . 'Give me a week. Seven days and seven nights. I'll show you what it's like to be with a nice guy.' Chelsea's housemate Tom is tired of her complaining abou...

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Severance

AnonymousMarch 18, 2022Get

When does the cost of staying silent become greater than the price of speaking up? A desperate woman risks everything to expose the sinister company at the heart of Severance , the thrilling...

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Become A Better Version of Yourself

Ben LeightonFebruary 22, 2015Get

This ebook contains golden nuggets on how to motivate, inspire and improve your current situation. It encompasses the holistic view of self improvement from mental& emotional wellbeing, ...

Love Me Like a Love Song e-book Download

Love Me Like a Love Song

Annmarie BoyleNovember 9, 2020Get

She used to be on top of the music world. He's desperate to get there. Unable to compose since the death of her rock star husband, Grammy award-winning songwriter, Grace O'Connor is terrifie...

The Art of War e-book Download

The Art of War

Sun TzuOctober 4, 2010Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. It’s believed that Sun Tzu wrote this Chinese military primer during the 5th century BC-hundreds of years before the Bible. The book’s 13 chapters explore...

Gambler e-book Download

Gambler

Lexy TimmsMarch 17, 2020Get

Moonrise Key. Playground of the rich and famous . As the owner of a successful security firm, Jack Landry has a reputation for being ruthless and coldly efficient. He's never backed dow...

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High Conflict

Amanda RipleyApril 6, 2021Get

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That’s what ...

Pride and Prejudice e-book Download

Pride and Prejudice

Jane AustenJanuary 28, 1813Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a...

The Sheep Who Couldn't Sleep e-book Download

The Sheep Who Couldn't Sleep

Simon JamieAugust 1, 2012Get

One night down on Hillside Farm Everything was quiet and calm But all alone there lay a sheep Who found he couldn't get to sleep. Follow Sheep as he tries to find the best way to get to slee...

Savage Prince e-book Download

Savage Prince

Meghan MarchApril 24, 2018Get

Who knew things could get even darker and dirtier in New Orleans?  New York Times  bestselling author Meghan March introduces the  Savage Prince  of the city, the man you...

Come Back for Me e-book Download

Come Back for Me

Corinne MichaelsJanuary 7, 2020Get

From  New York Times  Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone love story. One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace. No names. No prom...

Wedding Violet e-book Download

Wedding Violet

Beverley OakleyMay 31, 2019Get

Abandoned at the altar, Max, Lord Belvedere believes he's evaded family obligation in favour of a life of adventuring in Africa. But his ailing Aunt Euphemia has other ideas. When Max finds ...

Guardian e-book Download

Guardian

W.J. MayNovember 25, 2021Get

What you are looking for is not out there, it's in you ... Stass had told her the story a thousand times. She was ten years old when he found her, lost and alone in the harsh wilderness of t...

The Crash e-book Download

The Crash

Skye WarrenJune 14, 2022Get

Carter Morelli works alone, but his orders are clear. Pilot the small aircraft carrying the renowned photographer to a remote island. June Porter wants to stay on solid land. She doesn't...

Coming Home to Glendale Hall e-book Download

Coming Home to Glendale Hall

Victoria WaltersSeptember 25, 2019Get

'WOW! From the first page I was absolutely hooked ...Would highly recommend to get you in a feel good mood!’ (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer Uplifting and full of heart - this is an utter tre...

A Lot Like Home e-book Download

A Lot Like Home

Kathryn CantrellMay 21, 2018Get

Destiny isn't a thing in her world. Smooth-talking strangers need not apply... Superstition Springs native Havana Nixon is convinced letting a big developer into their tiny Texas oasis is th...

Contract with a SEAL e-book Download

Contract with a SEAL

Kate AsterSeptember 7, 2016Get

Some contracts are meant to be broken... Desperate to shake herself free from the humiliation of a very public divorce, TV financial correspondent Vi Owens makes a deal with a Navy SEAL Comm...

Today I Am Mad e-book Download

Today I Am Mad

Michael GordonSeptember 7, 2020Get

Kids feel emotions in big ways! Here's a great story for helping kids manage their feelings. * Help children learn to identify and regulate their ...

Persuasion e-book Download

Persuasion

Jane AustenDecember 31, 1817Get

A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloo...

Love in a Small Town e-book Download

Love in a Small Town

Zoe YorkOctober 6, 2020Get

Are they one late-night hayride away from tumbling back into a very bad idea? Olivia Minelli needs a one-way ticket out of Pine Harbour. It's too small for both her and her ex-husband. So wh...

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