A Backhanded Gift A Novel

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A Backhanded Gift

Author : Marshall Jon Fisher
ISBN : 1937559149
Genre : Fiction
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"It's the late 1980s, and Robert Cherney has left New York to teach tennis in Munich. In addition, he's coaching the Mattathias Club men's league team, a motley goup of neurotics whose eccentricities seem exacerbated by their situtation as Jews living in Germany. He's also trying to forget Lexa, the focus of years of erotic obsession back in New York. . . As Robert searches for the right woman and his true calling, he can't help but wonder if an insufficient gift is worse than no gift at all." -- p. 4 of cover.
Category: Fiction

The Novel Stage

Author : Marcie Frank
ISBN : 9781684481699
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Marcie Frank’s study traces the migration of tragicomedy, the comedy of manners, and melodrama from the stage to the novel, offering a dramatic new approach to the history of the English novel that examines how the collaboration of genres contributed to the novel’s narrative form and to the modern organization of literature. Drawing on media theory and focusing on the less-examined narrative contributions of such authors as Aphra Behn, Frances Burney, and Elizabeth Inchbald, alongside those of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Jane Austen, The Novel Stage tells the story of the novel as it was shaped by the stage. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bag Men A Novel

Author : Mark Costello
ISBN : 9780393062816
Genre : Fiction
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The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen combine to galvanic effect in this debut police thriller of Boston in the sixties. The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen combine to galvanic effect in this debut police thriller of Boston in the sixties. An urban police thriller and first novel with a differenceliterary smarts and the real inside skinny on big-city politics and crime fighting. New Year's Day, 1965. The body of Father George Sedgewick is discovered on a snow-covered runway of Logan Airport, brutally murdered. No leads. Missing: four thousand hosts, blessed by the Pope, meant to be given out to the faithful at the first English-language mass in America later that year. Assigned to the case: Ray Dunn, rising young assistant district attorney, son of a corrupt cop. In another part of the city, legendary narcotics detective Manny Manning begins a desperate search for the shadowy source of deadly new heroin hitting the streets. This time Manny is determined to reach the top, but his adversary is cunning, brutaland branching out into a strange new drug called "acid". . . These quests for a killer and a dealer will intersect, unleashing the ghosts of the past and unlocking the secrets of Boston's most powerful institutions. Authentic, knowing, bracingly cynical, Bag Men immediately launches John Flood into the first rank of America's crime writers.
Category: Fiction


Author : Charles Kingsley
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The Devil S Right Hand

Author : Lilith Saintcrow
ISBN : 9780748130696
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Dante Valentine. Necromance. Bounty Hunter. Dante Valentine is short on sleep and far from happy. She's just signed away seven years of her life - and her partner's - to hunt down four rogue demons that have escaped from hell. Maybe she'll find them. Maybe they'll find her. Nobody said it was easy being the Devil's right hand. Dante Valentine is licensed to raise the dead: a fully accredited Necromance in an world where a range of psionic Talents have been harnessed to help mankind. Not that mankind always appreciates this. She's one of the best in her field to survive training, and has an emerald embedded in her forehead to prove it. She's also dangerous and prickly with a suicidal streak. Who better to make a contract with the Devil - but what will happen when the deal turns sour and all hell breaks loose?
Category: Fiction

Insults Every Man Should Know

Author : Nick Mamatas
ISBN : 9781594745249
Genre : Humor
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"Including- Insulting Someone s Intelligence Insulting Someone s Sexual Prowess Insults for the Office Insults on Game Day Insults throughout History Insults from around the World Plus- insulting gestures, backhanded compliments, comebacks, all the things you should never say about someone's mama, and much more!"
Category: Humor

Gods With A Little G

Author : Tupelo Hassman
ISBN : 9780374719548
Genre : Fiction
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"Triumphant . . . as heartwarming as it is beautifully written." —Michael Schaub, NPR From the acclaimed author of Girlchild, this gritty, irreverent novel sees a young misfit grow into hope Unsinkable and wrecked by grief, motherless and aimless and looking for connection, Helen Dedleder is a girl with a gift she doesn't want to use and a pack of friends who are all just helping each other get by. So cut off from the rest of the world that even the internet is blocked (never mind traffic in and out), Rosary, California, is run by evangelicals but was named by Catholics. It’s a town on very formal relations with its neighbors, one that boasts an oil refinery as well as a fairly sizable population of teenagers. For Helen and her gang of misfits, the tire yard, sex, and beer help pass the days until they turn eighteen and leave town. Her best friends, Win and Rainbolene, late arrivals to Rosary, are particularly keen to depart—Rain because she’ll finally be able to get the hormones she needs to fully become herself. Watching over them is Aunt Bev, an outcast like the kids, who runs the barely tolerated Psychic Encounter Shoppe and tries to keep Helen connected to her own psychic talents—a gift passed down from her mother. Tensions are building, though, in every way. Threats against the Psychic Encounter Shoppe become serious actions. One of the kids gets in trouble, and then another. And Helen can see some things before they happen, but somehow can't see the most important things happening right in front of her. Tupelo Hassman's gods with a little g bursts and splinters with flawed, lovable characters whose haphazard investigations into each others's hearts will reshape your understanding of trust, how to build a family, and how to make a future you can see.
Category: Fiction

Sleeping In Eden

Author : Nicole Baart
ISBN : 9781439197370
Genre : Fiction
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She knew what he wrote . . . One little word that made her feel both cheated and beloved. One word that changed everything. MINE. On a chilly morning in the Northwest Iowa town of Blackhawk, Dr. Lucas Hudson is filling in for the vacationing coroner on a seemingly open-and-shut suicide case. His own life is crumbling around him, but when he unearths the body of a woman buried in the barn floor beneath the hanging corpse, he realizes this terrible discovery could change everything. . . . Years before Lucas ever set foot in Blackhawk, Meg Painter met Dylan Reid. It was the summer before high school and the two quickly became inseparable. Although Meg’s older neighbor, Jess, was the safe choice, she couldn’t let go of Dylan no matter how hard she tried. Caught in a web of jealousy and deceit that spiraled out of control, Meg’s choices in the past ultimately collide with Lucas’s discovery in the present, weaving together a taut story of unspoken secrets and the raw, complex passions of innocence lost.
Category: Fiction


Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : UVA:X000179343
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The Complete Book Of Showers And Engagement Parties

Author : Joseph Leeming
ISBN : MINN:31951001599005X
Genre : Entertaining
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More than 85 fully planned showers and parties, with dozens of variations, suggestions and adaptions to special times, places and needs.
Category: Entertaining

Grant S Novels

Author : James Grant
ISBN : IOWA:31858009608328
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You Re Not You

Author : Michelle Wildgen
ISBN : 9781429909969
Genre : Fiction
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Soon to be a major motion picture directed by George C. Wolfe, produced by Denise Di Novi and starring Hilary Swank, Josh Duhamel and Emmy Rossum Bec is adrift. It's the summer before her junior year in college. She's sleeping with a married professor, losing interest in her classes, and equivocating about her career. She takes a job caring for Kate, a thirty-six-year-old woman who has been immobilized by ALS. As it turns out, before the disease Kate was a stylish and commanding woman, an advertising executive and an accomplished chef. Now, as she and Bec spend long days together, Bec begins to absorb Kate's sophistication and her sensuality, cooking for her, sharing her secrets, and gradually beginning to live her own life with a boldness informed by Kate's influence. The more intense her commitment to Kate, the further Bec strays from the complacency of her college life. And when Kate's marriage veers into dangerous territory, Bec will have to choose between the values of her old life and the allure of an entirely new one.
Category: Fiction

New Oxford Review

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ISBN : UVA:X006061645
Genre : Church and social problems
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Category: Church and social problems