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Oh The Moon

Author : Charlyne Yi
ISBN : 9780062363305
Genre : Humor
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From actress, comedian, musician, and writer Charlyne Yi comes this collection of illustrated, interconnected short stories and anecdotes that blends comedy, fantastic adventures, and a storm of feelings that will make you want to laugh and cry at the same time—reminiscent of the works of Demetri Martin, Shel Silverstein and John Cassavetes. Charlyne Yi takes readers from a sky filled with vengeful clouds to the depths of a frog’s stomach, and to Hell and back—literally—in this collection of short stories that showcases her unique style. Equal parts whimsical, hilarious, heartbreaking, and terrifying, these short stories—both written and illustrated by Charlyne—can be read separately, but are connected thematically following the difficulties of love at every age: • Forgive Me: What happens when the tiniest boy of all time is the only thing standing between the world’s largest baby and an angry mob? Who could ever love something so small? Or so big? • She’s All Legs: In this spicy, action-packed romance, Agatha, a woman who is literally just legs and a head, decides to hunt down and kill the Devil himself. Along the way she meets Cassady, an Elvis impersonator with his own, mysterious gripe with the Dark Lord. Short, one-page anecdotes, poems, reflections, and imagery are also included. Strange, heartfelt, and wonderful, Oh the Moon shows you love in the way that only Charlyne Yi’s brilliant, witty mind can.
Category: Humor

Racing In Place

Author : Michael Martone
ISBN : 0820330396
Genre : Literary Collections
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Is it truth or fiction? Memoir or essay? Narrative or associative? To a writer like Michael Martone, questions like these are high praise. Martone’s studied disregard of form and his unruffled embrace of the prospect that nothing--no story, no life--is ever quite finished have yielded some of today’s most splendidly unconventional writing. Add to that an utter weakness for pop Americana and what Louise Erdrich has called a “deep affection for the ordinary,” and you have one of the few writers who could pull off something like Racing in Place. Up the steps of the Washington Monument, down the home stretch at the Indy Speedway, and across the parking lot of the Moon Winx Lodge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Martone chases, and is chased by, memories--and memories of memories. He writes about his grandfather’s job as a meter reader, those seventies-era hotels with atrium lobbies and open glass elevators, and the legendary temper of basketball coach Bob Knight. Martone, as Peter Turchi has said, looks “under stones the rest of us leave unturned.” So, what is he really up to when he dwells on the make of Malcolm X’s eyeglasses or the runner-up names for Snow White’s seven dwarfs? In “My Mother Invents a Tradition,” Martone tells how his mom, as the dean of girls at a brand-new high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, “constructed a nostalgic past out of nothing.” Sitting at their dining room table, she came up with everything from the school colors (orange and brown) to the yearbook title (Bear Tracks). Look, and then look again, Martone is saying. “You never know. I never know.”
Category: Literary Collections

Oh The Centuries We Ve Traveled

Author : Miss Kaylie Gomez
ISBN : 9781493183760
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Are you ready to have the time of your life? Join us as we embark on wild adventures through the past with our Historical Buddies! Students, children, moms, dads, teachers, and history fanatics — you will love Oh! the Centuries we've Traveled! The third grade authors of this book invite you to join them on their time travels to far away lands such as Egypt, Africa, France, Italy, and even some journeys in their very own country, America! Learn about talented artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh, crazy scientists like Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Albert Einstein. Share the struggles that our human rights activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Cesar Chavez, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela endured. Meet some of the courageous women like Marie Curie, Sally Ride, Susan B. Anthony, and Amelia Earhart, who achieved things that no women had ever achieved before! This book you are holding can open doors and teach you all about history's leaders, the fun way! Hop inside our time machine, buckle up, and enjoy your ride across the centuries! Made It To FOX 11 News! http://www.myfoxla.com/video?clipId=10177393&topVideoCatNo=240600&autoStart=true
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Caught In An Avalanche

Author : Pankaj Kumar
ISBN : 9781482841862
Genre : Fiction
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It was the autumn of year 1995, in the valley of Kashmir, the ancient land of saints and sages. The situation in the valley had taken a turn. In 1989, after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, insurgency broke out in Kashmir, a great number of militants got disengaged from Afghanistan. The ISI combined this force with indigenous militants and put them in the valley with arms and weapons. The period up till 1994 was one of great turmoil. A large number of youth were brainwashed and sent across the line of control for training in militant activities. By the midnineties, when the militancy was beginning to be tamed and democracy was set to return, the ISI made huge efforts once again to stall the democratic process. About that time, a young and dynamic army officer was deployed with his company in a small border village to stop the increased infiltration along the line of control. It was a task cut out for the zealous and tactically brilliant soldier. But it was not easy; soon he realized that military maneuvers dont always win battles. Life is an unending succession of conflicts. However, life is not about conflicts; it is about resolutions. The village and its people befriend the major. Amongst them are Rashida and her terrorist brother, Faisal, and the lovable young boy, Moinuddin. It is a story of lovean unusual romance between two people who are so different and diverse yet so similar at the core.
Category: Fiction

The Music Oh The Music

Author : Francesca Noumoff
ISBN : 9781479706082
Genre : Fiction
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This is the story in prose of the discarded. Those who have, after living their lives in its full richness, are treated as shivering ghosts, so lacking in self-awareness as to be truly tragic. As the eloquent conveyor of graciousness, the old woman beckoned me. Hers was the elegance, not as an ornament but as an essence, as she whispered in that wonderful soft voice that once silenced all, Come here . . . sit down. Who are you? How could she forget me? I am the history of sand, the weightless walk that comes from the wings of music. I am the witness who discovered her a decade ago after the Second World War. That unparalleled musical world which collapsed under the Nazi butchers, under Goethe, Schiller, and the final march of Wagner. Who am I? I too was music, I too had dreams, I too survived the unthinkable, born out of the Satanic tempest. I gazed at the old woman, not believing that her life could end like this.
Category: Fiction

Yankee Tavern

Author : Steven Dietz
ISBN : 0822223848
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the bigg
Category: Drama