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The Most Fun We Ever Had

Author : Claire Lombardo
ISBN : 9780385544269
Genre : Fiction
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Ambitious and brilliantly written."--Jane Smiley, The Washington Post "Outstanding...[the] literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler."--The Guardian "Everything about this brilliant debut cuts deep: the humor, the wisdom, the pathos. Claire Lombardo writes like she's been doing it for a hundred years, and like she's been alive for a thousand."--Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator-turned-stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and self-doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents'. As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah Bendt--given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption fifteen years before--we are shown the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons' past: years marred by adolescence, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile. Spanning nearly half a century, and set against the quintessential American backdrop of Chicago and its prospering suburbs, Lombardo's debut explores the triumphs and burdens of love, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, and the baffling mixture of affection, abhorrence, resistance, and submission we feel for those closest to us. In painting this luminous portrait of a family's becoming, Lombardo joins the ranks of writers such as Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout, and Jonathan Franzen as visionary chroniclers of our modern lives.
Category: Fiction

I Got Shot In The Butt And Had A Blast

Author : Chris Crawford
ISBN : 9781504901512
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a must read for all those who want to rekindle their own memories. It's childhood, Southern humor, with a dash of poignancy that may bring a tear to your eye and then a flood because it's funnier than hell. With chapters like: Quilted Mountain Majesty When You Died, I Thought If You Were Good, You Went to Grant Park Fun in and out or Let's Do It Everywhere We Didn't Need Reddman's Lake to Get in over Our Heads A Banny Hen Chicken Is Dumber Than Dirt Hog, the Other Stupid Meat Neighbors Can Save Your Grass My First Kiss or Is That Shotgun Loaded? A Range War Is No Cooking Contest
Category: Fiction

Everything Is True Except The Parts I Made Up

Author : Ed George
ISBN : 1462843514
Genre : Humor
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During the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, Fred Kopp's image, name and deeds were erased from all obelisks, temples and public monuments in Muscatine, Iowa. This book attempts to rectify that injustice.
Category: Humor

My Brilliant Life

Author : Ae-ran Kim
ISBN : 9781250750549
Genre : Fiction
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“A moving, earnest, and deeply-felt exploration of a unique family in all its joys and disappointments . . . an utter delight.” —Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Fun We Ever Had Ae-ran Kim's My Brilliant Life explores family bonds and out-of-the-ordinary friendships, interweaving the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy and happiness in even the most difficult times. Areum lives life to its fullest, vicariously through the stories of his parents, conversations with Little Grandpa Jang—his sixty-year-old neighbor and best friend—and through the books he reads to visit the places he would otherwise never see. For several months, Areum has been working on a manuscript, piecing together his parents’ often embellished stories about his family and childhood. He hopes to present it on his birthday, as a final gift to his mom and dad; their own falling-in-love story. Through it all, Areum and his family will have you laughing and crying, for all the right reasons. “This novel snuck up on me and captured my heart.” —Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Night Became Years

Author : Jason Stefanik
ISBN : 9781770565401
Genre : Poetry
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Night Became Years is poetry in the sauntering tradition of the flâneur. Stefanik loafers his way over sacred geography and explores his own mixed heritage through the lexicon of Elizabethan canting language. Comparing the terminology of fifteenth-century English beggar vernacular with a contemporary Canadian inner-city worldview, the poems in Night Became Years unfold as separate entities while at the same time forming a larger narrative on the possibilities of poetry today and the nature of mixed-blood identity.
Category: Poetry

Just Look At Yourself

Author : Victoria McGee
ISBN : 0975562908
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A workbook for educators leading support groups for middle school girls, focusing on self-esteem. Journaling, discussion, and role-plays work together to help young girls feel empowered as they enter the teen years. This workbook is spiral-bound to allow for easy copying of contents for the purpose of assembling the student workbook and easy use of role-play scenes.
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Raggedy Andy Stories

Author : Johnny Gruelle
ISBN : 9781627932844
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy is one of Charles Dickens's Christmas stories. It was first published in his All the Year Round magazine's Extra Christmas Number (12 December 1864). Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy is a sequel to Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings. A mysterious benefactor turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Bullrush

Author : David Slack
ISBN : 9781775491156
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A fun, fact-filled history and tribute to that most iconic of Kiwi childhood games, Bullrush, from its origins and its various bannings to its modern revival in the post-PC playground. Bullrush was the best game anyone ever thought of. You didn't need a ref, you didn't need a whistle, you didn't need a ball. All you needed was a decent stretch of grass. It was a stampede of bare feet, it was grazed knees and torn shirts, it was a game that never took itself too seriously. Arriving on the first immigrant ships from Britain, the game took hold quickly in the new colony. Simple, sometimes brutal, always thrilling, it was a childhood rite of passage, no adults involved, handed down from generation to playground generation. Kiwi kids couldn't get enough of it. And then one day they banned it, the fools. Or did they? Featuring the memories of a wide range of people, from All Blacks to actors, David Slack pays tribute to one of the great unofficial institutions of New Zealand culture.
Category: Sports & Recreation

On The Good Ship Hollywood

Author : John Agar
ISBN : 9781593930684
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For over 20 years, the name John Agar on a marquee meant action to moviegoers - from World War II land, sea and air battles, to the frontier west, to the new frontier of 1950s science fiction, where he stood fast against some of the era's most memorable movie monsters. Agar's rise to fame was meteoric: During World War II, the $83-a-month buck sergeant met and later married "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple, and was soon offered a screen test and dramatic instruction by Hollywood mega-mogul David O. Selznick. He co-starred in his very first film, director John Ford's magnificent Fort Apache (1948), and parlayed that impressive debut role into a two-decade string of heroic leads. Steady work was the important thing to Agar, who easily alternated between A-pictures (Ford classics, Sands of Iwo Jima, more), drive-in favorites (Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula) and low-low-budget exploitation items. A gracious, gentle man, Agar tells the bittersweet tale of his journey through life in this tribute volume, which also includes additional interview material and photos not only from his films but also his private life. This is John's story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Inagural Of The Us Army S P A Scut Monkey

Author : Bill Hunt, P.A.-C
ISBN : 9781496920218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The US Army began its' first endeavor into the use of Physicians Assistants in 1971. This is their story. Beginning with the selection of the first sixty (out of 1300 plus applicants) to their sometimes mundane and sometimes pretty hairy experiences. It is told by one of the original P.A. Scut Monkeys.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dear Lumpy

Author : Louise Mortimer
ISBN : 9781472109286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only directed at his wayward son, Lupin. Though better behaved than her mischievous older brother, Louise (aka 'Lumpy') still caused her father to reach for his typewriter. The trials and tribulations of Louise's days at boarding school, her eventful wedding to Hot¬Hand-Henry and the birth of his grandchildren are all accompanied by a sometimes chiding, but always loving letter. Between these milestones, Roger gives updates on the family, pets and the local gossip, holds forth on the weather, road safety, and even suggests the best way to make a gravy soup, all in his own inimitable style. With the same unique charm and often snort-inducing humour that made Dear Lupin a bestseller, Roger Mortimer guides and supports his daughter through every scrape she found herself in. Hilarious and instantly familiar, Dear Lumpy is a perfect example of the glorious art of letter writing, and the timeless relationship between father and daughter.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Climax Kids 1956

Author : D. E. Vincent
ISBN : 1452051879
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This charming account of life, circa 1956, in a remote mining town in central Colorado, depicts a vivid sense of the intensity of a child’s world - its passions, fears, anxieties, joys and pleasures. Contrasted with the ambience of family life in all its detail and devotion are sharp, but often wry, scenes where the young protagonist strains against the restrictions and prohibitions that are a natural part of growing up and the testing of which in large part measures that growth. The storyline is interwoven with historical vignettes regarding the molybdenum mining industry during it’s heyday, and the foundation and maintenance of the town of Climax at 11,300 feet - a unique community and an important part of Colorado history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Bride Groom Thank You Guide

Author : Sharon Naylor
ISBN : 9781440625015
Genre : Reference
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How can I ever thank you? Thank-you notes are essential-but they don't have to be torturous to write and stilting to read. With this concise guide, modern couples can make the task easy while adding essential personal touches to each note they send. Filled with information on everything about writing the perfect thank-you, including: - Modern technology like email, DVDs, and videostreaming-to use or not to use? - The top 15 thank-you mistakes-and how to avoid them - A thank-you thesaurus - How to word thank-yous for non-traditional gifts, including charitable donations and honeymoon registries - Thanking the bridal party and other special people - Creating unique cards with stamp art, photos, and more - Thank-you checklists, shopping lists, and a writing timetable
Category: Reference

True Blue To Protect And Serve

Author : Sgt. Randy Sutton
ISBN : 9781429991643
Genre : True Crime
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Lieutenant Randy Sutton's fascinating collection of stories and memories, solicited from law enforcement officers across the country, offers a broad and insightful look at the many facets of police life: courage, exhilaration, frustration, loss, and even humor, from the everyday to the career-defining moments on the job. Told by the cops that lived them, these stories show what it truly means to protect and serve. Readers will come to recognize the faces behind the badge, as they witness officers charge into the unknown on The Beat, honor and mourn friends in The Fallen, hear the War Stories spread in police locker rooms and bars, discover the unbreakable line between civilian and cop in the Line of Duty, and feel the blood-boiling adrenaline during those life-altering moments when a cop must use Deadly Force. TRUE BLUE: To Protect and Serve is a funny, exciting, haunting compilation of true stories written by active and retired police officers, most of whom have never written before, alongside published officers from all over the United States. A portion of the royalties for this book will be donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Category: True Crime

Farm Fresh Tennessee

Author : Angela Knipple
ISBN : 9781469607757
Genre : Travel
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The first guidebook of its kind for the Volunteer State, Farm Fresh Tennessee leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of more than 360 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and all visited by Memphis natives Paul and Angela Knipple. Here are the perfect opportunities to browse a farmers' market, pick blueberries, tour a small-batch distillery, stay at an elegant inn, send the kids to a camp where they'll eat snacks of homemade biscuits with farm-fresh honey--and so much more. Arranged by the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee (East, Middle, and West) and nine categories of interest, the listings invite readers to connect with Tennessee's farms, emphasizing establishments that are independent, sustainable, and active in public education and conservation. Sidebars tell how to find pop-up markets, showcase local food initiatives, and celebrate the work and lives of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered by the authors on their Tennessee travels offer farm-fresh tastes.
Category: Travel

If I Quit Satan Wins

Author : Glenn Berg
ISBN : 9780557076314
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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True story of one man's struggles with overwhelmingly difficult trials of illness, money, and survival. A triumph of good over evil! Glenn shows us what a true Christian husband is called to do in order to keep his wedding vows. During the 15 years covered in this book, he lived through nearly every circumstance a marriage can face...and lived to tell about it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Wives

Author : Lauren Weisberger
ISBN : 9780007569298
Genre : Fiction
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Perfect marriages. Perfect neighbours. Perfect lies.
Category: Fiction

Glamour Girls Of Sixties Hollywood

Author : Tom Lisanti
ISBN : 9781476612416
Genre : Performing Arts
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During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.
Category: Performing Arts

Racing The World

Author : Czar
ISBN : 9781499077780
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book shares the adventures Bill Blades has enjoyed since the age of 2. In it, you will find his experiences to be broad, fun and exciting. He shares business successes and personal defeats. Two things are constant. He demands a lot from himself and gives a lot of himself to others. He shares stories from the age of 2 to driving automobiles at 222 KPH and higher. You will find that the author is often living life at 222 – and faster. And quite a Maverick who has improved the lives of thousands of people, their families and corporations.
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Spiritual Warfare The Battle

Author : Madison McGarr
ISBN : 9781496917652
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book tells us all about a mans triumph, joy, struggles, realizations and getting back his life together. This work of art is dedicated to my Granddaughter Allie Wynn. She is a young woman in the Lords army
Category: Biography & Autobiography