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Pig Boy S Wicked Bird

Author : Doug Crandell
ISBN : 9781556529887
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This gritty tragicomic memoir is set in one memorable year--1976, the Bicentennial, when Jimmy Carter ran for president and seven-year-old Doug Crandell lost two fingers in a farming accident. More than anything, Doug wants to shed his nickname, Pig Boy, and grow up to be a hog man like his father. His older brother Derrick reads pulp novels to him each night as he soaks his remaining fingers in Epsom salts. His brothers urge him to "flip the Wicked Bird" any time another child makes fun of his "lobster-red hand." Doug shares his summer of healing in Wabash, Indiana, with humans and animals who've suffered life-changing traumas: a brutal grandfather gentled by stroke, a deaf dog with a deadly taste for pig's ears, a tough-love mother coping with depression, a bevy of runt piglets saved from extermination. This is a story of love, loss, healing, and a family's relation with the land they love and know that they will lose.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.
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Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.
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Perishable

Author : Dirk Jamison
ISBN : 9781556526893
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hilarious and horrifying, this heartbreaking account tells the strange story of a family that was never homeless, never desperately poor, but lived on garbage.
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The All American Industrial Motel

Author : Doug Crandell
ISBN : 9781569762219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This volatile memoir from Doug Crandell weaves a darkly comic and thoroughly heartbreaking coming-of-age tale set in 1990 as the author is about to graduate from college. With very few job prospects and in need of tuition money, he joins his father working at a ceiling tile factory in tiny Lagro, Indiana. As his father moves headlong into a midlife crisis--complete with a bad toupee and a penchant for drinking on the job--Crandell's mother struggles with depression and talks in the third person as she manages a fast-food joint, where she compels her crew to dress in homemade costumes. As the author struggles to finish his degree, he also fights the urge to stay where he is and end up a "lifer" like his father. But before long, the monotonous work takes its toll on Crandell, making him realize just how similar he and his dad are. From their joint substance abuse to their feelings about the coworkers they watch buried from asbestosis, the Crandell men struggle to find a way to communicate. This powerful book explores themes of modern manhood, hope, and the power of labor to bring together workers, families, and even macho men.
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Mother Knows

Author : Susan Burmeister-Brown
ISBN : 9781416503354
Genre : Fiction
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Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, and twenty-one other celebrated American writers contribute to this moving anthology of fiction, compiled by the editors of the Glimmer Train literary quarterly. In the ten-plus years since Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies founded Glimmer Train, they have introduced an astonishing array of talented and innovative authors to a growing readership hungry for inspiring fiction. The stunning stories in this anthology -- many of which have never appeared anywhere except in Glimmer Train Stories -- explore one of the most complex emotional and psychological ties of all: motherhood, and its many facets. The writers in Mother Knows include established authors as well as up-and-coming talents like Junot DÍaz and award-winning writers like Robin Bradford, Nancy Reisman, Lee Martin, and Doug Crandell. Their stories demonstrate that motherhood is more than toilet training and tantrum control, as they portray the full, fierce, joyous, and frightening range of experience that marks this state of being. Mother Knows is a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the most mysterious bond in life.
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The X Mas Men

Author : Lou Harry
ISBN : 0871951991
Genre : Literary Collections
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Beyond the parties and the TV specials and the shopping and the gift exchangeseven beyond the sermons and the prayersChristmas has a way of shedding a twinkling light on our lives like no other day (or time) of the year.Despite their disparate religious and familial and economic backgrounds, for seventeen authors at Indy Mens Magazine, Christmas is a day charged with laughter and beauty, hope and regret.This book is a very personal celebration, reconsideration, and, at times, an indictment of, to quote a lyric from a famous TV special, the most wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful day of the year. Inside youll find: Novelist Michael Kun on Buying a Gift for Dad; Esquire magazines Tom Chiarella on Christmas at the Poker Tables; Award-winning memoirist Doug Crandall on Homemade Holidays; Playwright Eric Pfef finger on Holidays Home from College; Best-selling author Philip Gulley on Holiday Lights and Holiday Songs; Radio host Ed Wenck on Troublemaking at the Altar; Novelist/writing teacher Dan Barden on Receiving and RejectingGifts; and Journalist/retired Navy of ficer Todd Tucker on Coming Home. Plus stories by: Tim Farrell, Eric Furman, Peter Graham, Lou Harr y, Brian D. Smith, Julia Spalding, Sam Stall, John B.Thomas, Todd Tobias . . . and Santa.
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The Flawless Skin Of Ugly People

Author : Doug Crandell
ISBN : 9780753524589
Genre : Fiction
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Thanks to Ugly Betty, we're finally ready to read a love story about a couple that isn't sleek, slick, tucked, pulled or plastic.
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The Publishers Weekly

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Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature