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Sam the Sudden

Sam the Sudden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164974143X
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Sam the Sudden by Book Resume:

Having failed miserably while working for his uncle, Sam finds himself shipped off to America. He would much rather have been headed to Canada as he’d fallen in love with the picture of a women he’d found left behind in a remote cabin when he’d vacationed there. That is, until he sees another picture of her, in America, while visiting an old friend. He discovers his dream girl, Kay, is the niece of Matthew Wrenn who works for Mammoth Publishing Company. Sam takes a job with Mammoth Publishing Company and rents the house next door to the Wrenn’s. From there he sets out to win Kay’s affections. Throw in a mystery of a lost family treasure and a gang of thieves and you have the makings of a spirited romp! P. G. Wodehouse at his very best.

The Saga of Sudden Sam

The Saga of Sudden Sam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1538156423
Author: Sam McDowell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Saga of Sudden Sam by Sam McDowell Book Resume:

The candid autobiography of all-star pitcher “Sudden Sam” McDowell, whose alcohol-fueled life quickly and famously spiraled out of control, and his ultimate redemption as a counselor for other athletes suffering from addiction. Sam McDowell seemed to have it all. Considered by many to be the next Sandy Koufax when he signed with the Cleveland Indians, Sam boasted one of the fastest arms in major league baseball. But on the inside, he was playing in an alcoholic fog, beset by addiction, depression, narcissism, and thoughts of suicide. The Saga of Sudden Sam: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Sam McDowell is the captivatingly honest autobiography of the six-time American League all-star pitcher and self-admitted “worst drunk in baseball.” Sam holds nothing back, sharing the pressures he felt as a young baseball phenom, his frustrations over a lack of coaching to help develop his talent, the pitfalls of his dangerous alcoholic lifestyle, and his attempted suicide. When “Sudden Sam” finally hit rock bottom, certain he had been defeated by alcoholism, he instead found hope, rehabilitation, and sobriety. After extensive education and training, he emerged as the first successful counselor in major league baseball. Sam helped to turn around the lives of players who, just like him, had fallen into the abyss of addiction or faced psychological and emotional problems that were destroying their careers. With details of his own severe battles with depression and addiction told alongside the struggles of players who came to him for help, The Saga of Sudden Sam offers special insight into the longstanding addiction issues that plague Major League Baseball. It also provides understanding and hope to anyone struggling with addiction and shows that recovery is attainable.

The Adventures Of Sally By P.G. Wodehouse

The Adventures Of Sally By P.G. Wodehouse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
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The Adventures Of Sally By P.G. Wodehouse by P.G. Wodehouse Book Resume:

When Sally Nicholas became an heiress, she had to cope her brother's wild theatrical ambitions and the defection of her fiance, his replacement being a strangely unattractive suitor. A trip to England only made things worse, but then a piece of speculation might just offer a happy ending.The Adventures of Sally is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse. It appeared as a serial in Collier's magazine in the United States from October 8 to December 31, 1921, and in The Grand Magazine in the United Kingdom from April to July 1922.

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409063747
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
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Money for Nothing by P.G. Wodehouse Book Resume:

A P.G. Wodehouse novel The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there's a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm - and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company. After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated. But will Lester's nephew John win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern's daughter Pat, and restore tranquillity to the idyll? It's a close-run thing...

Before I Fall

Before I Fall [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061987492
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Book Resume:

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others. For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined. Before I Fall is now a major motion picture Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley. Named to numerous state reading lists, the novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.

Sam the Man & the Cell Phone Plan

Sam the Man & the Cell Phone Plan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534412638
Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Sam the Man & the Cell Phone Plan by Frances O'Roark Dowell Book Resume:

Sam Graham wants a cell phone to help him with his research, but when his parents say no, he has to come up with another way to keep all the info he needs in his pocket in this hilarious fifth chapter book in the Sam the Man series from Frances O’Roark Dowell. Here are the facts: Sam Graham is an information man. But to get information, you need to do research. You never know when you’ll need an urgent piece of info—like, say, the number for a chicken emergency hotline—so a resource for instant research is a must! This is why Sam needs a cell phone. Unfortunately, Mom and Dad disagree. So, Sam has to come up with a plan. But what is small enough to fit in your pocket and can hold all the information you need? Sam will have to go old-school with his latest plan and use a handy notebook instead. Luckily, retro is in, and a la Nick in Andrew Clements’s Frindle, Sam might just start the latest trend!


Fadeaway [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1499808127
Author: Maura Ellen Stokes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Fadeaway by Maura Ellen Stokes Book Resume:

When Sam's best friend Reagan dies after her heart suddenly gives out, Sam must learn to deal with her grief and ultimately discover who she is without her best friend by her side. Fourteen-year-old Sam thinks she has all summer to hang out with her best friend, Reagan. But then her life changes forever. Sam's world, once filled with school, basketball, and Reagan, has now abruptly changed and she must learn to navigate high school on and off the court without her best friend. But when Reagan suddenly "reappears," Sam clings to her friend's presence, even as it hurts rather than helps her grief. Can Sam learn to accept herself without her other half? This authentic, powerful story of friendship, grief, and discovering yourself is a can't-miss debut novel from Maura Ellen Stokes.

The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse

The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178333827X
Author: Roderick Easdale
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse by Roderick Easdale Book Resume:

Was PG Wodehouse really a traitor, a naive simpleton dominated by his wife and out of touch with the world around him? This book challenges many of the accepted wisdoms about PG Wodehouse and his work and skilfully entwines details of Wodehouse's life with an analysis of his work to show that, contrary to popular belief, many of the scenarios, characters and issues he wrote about came from his own, sometimes bitter, personal experience. It shows, for instance, how Bertie Wooster is a much misunderstood figure in literature and shared many of the characteristics and life story of PG Wodehouse himself. Easdale also gives fresh insight into PG Wodehouse's alleged ‘treachery’ during World War II and his motives for making five radio broadcasts from Germany which were to cast a shadow over the rest of his life. ‘Easdale often finds an original angle with which to shatter stale, accepted perception... this book is compelling.’ (Country Life). ‘This fascinating examination offers a refreshing and accessible study of Wodehouse’s work.’ (Press Association).

Sharing Sam

Sharing Sam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307832090
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Sharing Sam by Katherine Applegate Book Resume:

From the author of the New York Times Bestseller Crenshaw How can you take the guy your best friend loves . . . when your best friend’s going to die? Alison Chapman has always believed she’d fall in love hard. And she does—with Sam Cody, a new guy with a gorgeous face and brooding eyes, a guy who’s impossible to resist. When Sam asks her to the Valentine’s Day dance, Alison is elated . . . until she finds out that her best friend, Isabella Cates-Lopez, has fallen for Sam, too . . . until she finds out that Isabella is dying. Now Alison wants Isabella’s last days to be her happiest ever—even if she and Sam have to hide their love. Even if, by sharing Sam, Alison risks losing him forever.

Silent Witness

Silent Witness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429991834
Author: Richard North Patterson
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
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Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson Book Resume:

After the murder of his high school sweetheart left him shattered, Tony Lord vowed never to return to his Ohio hometown of Lake City. Twenty-eight years later, Tony is a successful California criminal lawyer with a beautiful celebrity wife. He's living the good life...until long-buried memories come crashing down when he hears from an old friend, who needs his help. Sam Robb is a track coach at Lake City High. He swears he is not responsible for the death of one of his female team members...even though forensic evidence reveals that he's the father of her unborn child. Back when they were teenagers, Sam stood by Tony when he was a suspect in his young girlfriend's murder—and Tony desperately wants to do the same for him today. In doing so, Tony will have to revisit his troubled past and probe the darkest secrets of small-town life to get to the truth. And what he will find is more shocking than he ever could have imagined....

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

How Much of These Hills Is Gold [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525537228
Author: C Pam Zhang
Publisher: Penguin
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang Book Resume:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE WINNER OF THE ROSENTHAL FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD, FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Belongs on a shelf all of its own.” —NPR “Outstanding.” —The Washington Post “Revolutionary . . . A visionary addition to American literature.” —Star Tribune An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape—trying not just to survive but to find a home. Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future. Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and reimagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature. On a broad level, it explores race in an expanding country and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. But page by page, it’s about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home.

Leisure in Art and Literature

Leisure in Art and Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1349113530
Author: Tom Winnifrith
Publisher: Springer
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Leisure in Art and Literature by Tom Winnifrith Book Resume:

The description or depiction of leisure activities has formed part of the subject matter of art and literature for a long time. This volume looks at funeral games in Homer, leisure as depicted in painting, and the part that literature played in promoting athleticism in public schools and Oxbridge.

Big Money

Big Money [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409063534
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
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Big Money by P.G. Wodehouse Book Resume:

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Most of the big money belongs to Torquil Paterson Frisby, the dyspeptic American millionaire - but that doesn't stop him wanting more out of it. His niece, the beautiful Ann Moon, is engaged to 'Biscuit', Lord Biskerton, who doesn't have very much of the stuff and so he has to escape to Valley Fields to hide from his creditors. Meanwhile, his old schoolfriend Berry Conway, who is working for Frisby, himself falls for Ann - just as Biscuit falls for her friend Kitchie Valentine. In this typically hilarious novel by the master of light comedy, life can sometimes become a little complicated. Oh, and Berry has been left a lot of shares in the Dream Come True copper mine. Of course they're worthless... aren't they?

The Little Nugget

The Little Nugget [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504062604
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The Little Nugget by P. G. Wodehouse Book Resume:

A comic crime caper from the popular and prolific twentieth-century author of the Jeeves novels featuring Bertie Wooster. When Ogden Ford, the chubby son of a divorced American millionaire, arrives at a posh English prep school, he sets in motion a dastardly plot. There’s a new classics teacher at the school who’s not who he purports to be . . . The schoolmaster in training, Peter Burns, is really working for Ogden’s mother, who wants her son back after losing custody of him to her ex-husband. What Peter doesn’t know is that he’s soon to have competition in the kidnapping contest. American gangsters have already targeted the boy, known as “Little Nugget,” for his ransom value—and they aren’t afraid to cross the pond to get him. What follows is a convoluted game of thwarted abductions, hair’s-breadth escapes, and romantic escapades. Praise for P. G. Wodehouse “Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.” —Evelyn Waugh “He exhausts superlatives.” —Stephen Fry “Pure word music.” —Douglas Adams

We Now Return to Regular Life

We Now Return to Regular Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0735227845
Author: Martin Wilson
Publisher: Penguin
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We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson Book Resume:

The Face on the Milk Carton meets The Impossible Knife of Memory in this ripped-from-the-headlines novel that explores the power of being an ally—and a friend—when a kidnapped boy returns to his hometown. Sam Walsh had been missing for three years. His older sister, Beth, thought he was dead. His childhood friend Josh thought it was all his fault. They were the last two people to see him alive. Until now. Because Sam has been found, and he’s coming home. Beth desperately wants to understand what happened to her brother, but her family refuses to talk about it—even though Sam is clearly still affected by the abuse he faced at the hands of his captor. And as Sam starts to confide in Josh about his past, Josh can’t admit the truths he’s hidden deep within himself: that he’s gay, and developing feelings for Sam. And, even bigger: that he never told the police everything he saw the day Sam disappeared. As Beth and Josh struggle with their own issues, their friends and neighbors slowly turn on Sam, until one night when everything explodes. Beth can’t live in silence. Josh can’t live with his secrets. And Sam can’t continue on until the whole truth of what happened to him is out in the open. For fans of thought-provoking stories like The Face on the Milk Carton, this is a book about learning to be an ally—even when the community around you doesn’t want you to be.


Wayward [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593318749
Author: Dana Spiotta
Publisher: Knopf
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Wayward by Dana Spiotta Book Resume:

“A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad.” —The New York Times Book Review “Riddled with insights into aging, womanhood, and discontent, Wayward is as elegant as it is raw, and almost as funny as it is sad.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “A comic, vital new novel” —The New Yorker A “furious and addictive new novel” (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life. On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into "the Mids"--that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life--and her family--as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female complexity in contemporary America. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird times, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins.

33 Minutes

33 Minutes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442445025
Author: Todd Hasak-Lowy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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33 Minutes by Todd Hasak-Lowy Book Resume:

Will Sam’s best friend turn out to be a bully? He’s about to find out in this “strong and refreshingly straightforward” (School Library Journal) MAX novel. Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly thirty-three minutes. He knows this because yesterday his former best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, to his face and with three witnesses nearby, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.” All that’s standing between Sam and this unfortunate butt-kicking is the last few minutes of social studies and his lunch period. But how did Sam and Morgan end up here? How did this happen just a few months after TAMADE (The Absolutely Most Amazing Day Ever), when they became the greatest Alien Wars video game team in the history of great Alien Wars teams? And once the clock ticks down, will Morgan actually act on his threat? Told with equal parts laugh-out-loud humor and achingly real emotional truth, 33 Minutes shows how even the best of friendships can change forever.

Sam the Cat

Sam the Cat [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307765989
Author: Matthew Klam
Publisher: Vintage
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Sam the Cat by Matthew Klam Book Resume:

The New Yorker magazine named Matt Klam one of the twenty best young writers in America, and the seven stories that comprise Sam the Cat are all the proof we need. Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matt Klam loves his characters but spares them nothing: the swaggering womanizer Sam falls in love with a woman across a crowded room who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be not quite what he expected; a self-doubting young professional attends the posh wedding of his successful friend and delivers a disastrous toast; the chicken one man's girlfriend is preparing for dinner comes to embody the darkly corrosive element in their relationship. These stories crackle with humor, intelligence and style and add up to an outrageously funny, unforgettable debut.

I Want Sam

I Want Sam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Kenny Yao
Publisher: Klyflyhigh Publishing
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I Want Sam by Kenny Yao Book Resume:

Meet Sam. A computer savvy kid, 17 -year- old Sam Ward is just an ordinary teen, living a normal high-school life. But coming home one day... He found his Father dead on the floor. This changed his life forever. He started running... become the most wanted kid in the entire world. Together with his girlfriend, Delilah, a professional hacker and a gun enthusiast, they decided to fight back. Then they began to search for answers... Will they find the truth about his dad' murder? Watch Book Trailer:

Frontier Justice

Frontier Justice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1387140655
Author: J.E. Terrall
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Frontier Justice by J.E. Terrall Book Resume:

During the mid to late eighteen hundred settlers moved out across the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to make a new life for themselves. Law and order were in coming to the settlements in the west. Frontier Justice is a collection of western short stories about how justice was dispensed when lawmen, judges, and courts were not always available. Citizens dispensing justice in the only what they knew. In one story a man attempts to bring law to a small town that had no one to enforce it. Since law officers were often limited to the town or county they served, bounty hunters often chased down the outlaws where other lawmen could not or would not go. The use of a bounty on the heads of the outlaws made this practice worth it as many criminals were captured by the bounty hunter. Although the stories in Frontier Justice are fictional, they show what it took to bring law and order to the frontier. This book is one of several books of short stories by J.E. Terrall about the taming of the West.

Woman on the Edge

Woman on the Edge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982126752
Author: Samantha M. Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey Book Resume:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps… In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning. She soon learns that the woman who jumped was Nicole Markham, prominent CEO of the athletic brand Breathe. She also learns that no witness can corroborate her version of events, which means she’s just become a murder suspect. To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole’s life. Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia or was she in danger? When strange things start happening to Morgan, she suddenly realizes she might be in danger, too. Woman on the Edge is a pulse-pounding, propulsive thriller about the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her baby—even if that means sacrificing her own life.

What You Wish For

What You Wish For [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250219388
Author: Katherine Center
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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What You Wish For by Katherine Center Book Resume:

"The story’s message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth."—Kirkus (starred review) From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope. Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living. But she wasn’t always that way. Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen. But he wasn’t always that way. And Sam knows it. Because she knew him before—at another school, in a different life. Back then, she loved him—but she was invisible. To him. To everyone. Even to herself. She escaped to a new school, a new job, a new chance at living. But when Duncan, of all people, gets hired as the new principal there, it feels like the best thing that could possibly happen to the school—and the worst thing that could possibly happen to Sam. Until the opposite turns out to be true. The lovable Duncan she’d known is now a suit-and-tie wearing, rule-enforcing tough guy so hell-bent on protecting the school that he’s willing to destroy it. As the school community spirals into chaos, and danger from all corners looms large, Sam and Duncan must find their way to who they really are, what it means to be brave, and how to take a chance on love—which is the riskiest move of all. With Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.

Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920

Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780199762958
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Short Fiction by Black Women, 1900-1920 by Book Resume:

The forty-six short stories collected in this volume were originally published in The Colored American Magazine or The Crisis between 1900 and 1920. The Introduction to the collection, written by Elizabeth Ammons, explores the role played by the major black magazines of that period and demonstrates how these two magazines provided the largest secular outlets for short fiction by black women at the turn of the century.

The Fun Parts

The Fun Parts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466836059
Author: Sam Lipsyte
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
File Size: 657 KB
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The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte Book Resume:

A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called "the novelist of his generation" Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the stories, some first published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, or Playboy, that unfold in Lipsyte's richly imagined world. Other tales feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of "the real-ass jumbo," and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986. Combining both the tragicomic dazzle of his beloved novels and the compressed vitality of his classic debut collection, The Fun Parts is Lipsyte at his best—an exploration of new voices and vistas from a writer Time magazine has said "everyone should read."

Lightning Flowers

Lightning Flowers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316450359
Author: Katherine E. Standefer
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
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Lightning Flowers by Katherine E. Standefer Book Resume:

Lightning Flowers weighs the impact modern medical technology has had on the author's life against the social and environmental costs inevitably incurred by the mining that makes such innovation possible — “utterly spectacular.” (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises) What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That's the question Katherine E. Standefer finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. In this gripping, intimate memoir about health, illness, and the invisible reverberating effects of our medical system, Standefer recounts the astonishing true story of the rare diagnosis that upended her rugged life in the mountains of Wyoming and sent her tumbling into a fraught maze of cardiology units, dramatic surgeries, and slow, painful recoveries. As her life increasingly comes to revolve around the internal defibrillator freshly wired into her heart, she becomes consumed with questions about the supply chain that allows such an ostensibly miraculous device to exist. So she sets out to trace its materials back to their roots. From the sterile labs of a medical device manufacturer in southern California to the tantalum and tin mines seized by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a nickel and cobalt mine carved out of endemic Madagascar jungle, Lightning Flowers takes us on a global reckoning with the social and environmental costs of a technology that promises to be lifesaving but is, in fact, much more complicated. Deeply personal and sharply reported, Lightning Flowers takes a hard look at technological mythos, healthcare, and our cultural relationship to medical technology, raising important questions about our obligations to one another, and the cost of saving one life.

Sports Journalism and Coming Out Stories

Sports Journalism and Coming Out Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319627708
Author: William P. Cassidy
Publisher: Springer
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Sports Journalism and Coming Out Stories by William P. Cassidy Book Resume:

This book examines how sports journalists covered the historic coming out stories of National Basketball Association (NBA) veteran Jason Collins and football All-American Michael Sam in the context of sports’ “toy department” reputation as a field whose standards are often criticized as lacking in rigor and depth compared to other forms of journalism. Employing a media sociology approach, reporting about Collins and Sam is addressed in the book via three content analysis studies and interviews with two prominent sports journalists. An overview of other pertinent research is provided along with a detailed account of both athletes’ stories. This work should appeal to readers interested in sports journalism, the role of sport in society, and media coverage of gay professional athletes.

Love's Obsession

Love's Obsession [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493151460
Author: William Mitchell Ross
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
File Size: 990 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3636074


Love's Obsession by William Mitchell Ross Book Resume:

The Cheese Days festival in Monroe, Wisconsin is the much celebrated weekend event lifting up a proud Swiss heritage tradition complete with authentic Swiss costumes, Polka music, cheese making demonstrations, and beer. A year’s worth of work has already been completed by the Cheese Days committee to make it successful. Visitors from far and wide, including Switzerland, will attend the three day celebration for a weekend of fun and relaxation. The Cheese Days Committee was horrified when a murder occurred on the square just twelve days before the concluding magnificent and noisy parade on Sunday. How will a crime of this magnitude affect the festival and will it keep the out-of-town visitors away?! Police Chief Brandon Johns and Detective Samantha Gates immediately launch an investigation to apprehend the killer before the festival begins. With the Cheese Days committee and Police and Fire Commissioner Roger Nussbaum demanding a quick resolution to the murder, the police are at a loss when they can’t determine a motive for the murder or a suspect through their investigation. What are they to do? The pressure is continually turned up on them every passing day without an arrest. They desperately need a break in the case. They need someone to come forward to give them the one clue they need to solve the murder.

Ruff Trouble

Ruff Trouble [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1634868315
Author: Sharon Maria Bidwell
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
File Size: 430 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3163520


Ruff Trouble by Sharon Maria Bidwell Book Resume:

Shapeshifting police officer Bobby Pooch wants to build a stable life with the woman he loves, but working in the same department with Chantelle and his underlying feelings for Sam makes for a complicated situation, further marred by the inherent threats of their occupation. The job has already left its mark on the human officer, Sam Sanders, his injuries affecting not only his ability to walk but putting him behind a desk and damaging his self-esteem. Little does he know his love for Bobby isn’t as requited as he believes and may turn Sam more than husky. Chantelle Shepherd, also a shifter, wants both men to be happy, but that means convincing them of their love for each other and her willingness for the three to form the happy, secure family unit, for which they all yearn. From “Hounding the Beat,” they move on to celebrating Christmas with plastic “Mistletoe and Whine,” their lives dogged by outside influences which threaten not only the relationships they’ve fought so hard to form but their very lives, providing them with plenty of “Paws for Thought.” Together these three stories leave no doubt Bobby, Chantelle, and Sam are in for Ruff Trouble.


Daddy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307566404
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Dell
File Size: 506 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 447621


Daddy by Danielle Steel Book Resume:

Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around him when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted and doesn't completely understand. His family's needs and demands suddenly consume his life. When Oliver's mother is diagnosed as having Alzheimer's disease and dies soon thereafter, Oliver's father's life is changed as well. Braver than his son with less of a future before him, George Watson, at seventy-two, quickly embraces new relationships and, eventually, a new life. The sudden changes come as a shock to both father and son. Ben, Oliver's oldest son, rejects his father and reaches outward, under the illusion that he is grown-up and can make it on his own. Melissa, the middle child, blames Oliver for her mother's desertion. And Sam, the "baby," is too shaken to deal with it at all. Now the only parent, Daddy must somehow cope this, his troubled family and explore a world of new responsibilities, new women, and new experiences. Each of the three men must start a new life: Oliver in New York and then in Los Angeles with his children; once he faces the biggest change in his life; his widowed father with the woman next door; and seventeen-year-old Ben with his girlfriend and baby. Nothing is as it was before... nothing is as they once thought it would be. But in the end, different is better... different is more... for each of them—and especially for "Daddy."

Man Of My Word

Man Of My Word [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert Enright
Publisher: Robert Enright
File Size: 315 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3229029


Man Of My Word by Robert Enright Book Resume:

FIGHT FOR SOMEONE. Alex Stone saved Sam's life. On a cold, rainy night in Rome, Alex had arrived just as Sam was about to be executed. With his life in the balance, she had gone on the run with him, nursed him back to health and gave him a chance to fight back. A chance he took to bring down Wallace, Blackridge and the truth behind Project Hailstorm. But Sam had made Alex a promise. The US Government had used her family as leverage to control her and as Sam had headed home to fight his battle, so had Alex. Desperate to be reunited with her siblings, Alex was willing to do anything to get them back. And that desperation had led her to the Death Riders, a notorious biker gang on the cusp of a war with a local drug lord. With the DEA watching every move, Alex's desperation has taken her to a dark place. With hell about to break loose, Sam Pope's journey to find her will put him at the centre of the chaos and he will have to go to extreme lengths to prove how much keeping his promise truly means. MAN OF MY WORD is another instalment in the blistering, international best-selling Sam Pope series, that will thrill fans of Lee Child, Mark Dawson and David Baldacci.

The King of Crows

The King of Crows [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316532622
Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
File Size: 695 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6454284


The King of Crows by Libba Bray Book Resume:

The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times bestseller, The Diviners, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray. After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows. While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners' help to do it. Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe's estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow's plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever. But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost. In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe...

P. G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

P. G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393089878
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
File Size: 1962 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7003635


P. G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters by P. G. Wodehouse Book Resume:

The definitive edition of the letters—many previously unpublished—of England’s greatest comic writer. P. G. Wodehouse wrote some of the greatest comic masterpieces of all time. So, naturally, we find the same humor and wit in his letters. He offers hilarious accounts of living in England and France, the effects of prohibition, and how to deal with publishers. He even recounts cricket matches played while in a Nazi internment camp (Wodehouse wanted to show the stiff upper lip of the British in the toughest situations). Over the years, Wodehouse corresponded with relatives, friends, and some of the greatest figures of the twentieth century: Agatha Christie, Ira Gershwin, Evelyn Waugh, George Orwell, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The letters are arranged chronologically with intersecting sections of biography written by Sophie Ratcliffe. This is the only book you will need to understand the man behind the characters.

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale

Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1338686151
Author: Sam Wedelich
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
File Size: 1540 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8948789


Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale by Sam Wedelich Book Resume:

If you like Mo Willems’ Pigeon, you’ll love Sam Wedelich’s Chicken Little! Who are you calling little?"In this clever spin on the classic tale... empathy ends up saving the day, and the moral (don't believe everything you hear; check the facts) is broadcast loud and clear." -- The Horn Book"Whimsy reigns in Wedelich's debut picture book... A spry readaloud that will entertain adults and listeners in equal measure." -- Publishers WeeklyChicken Little is NOT afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious BONK to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It's not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?A timeless favorite becomes a clever cautionary tale in this FUNNY, fresh, and timely picture book debut by cartoonist, Sam Wedelich!

Captain Sam: The Boy Scouts of 1814

Captain Sam: The Boy Scouts of 1814 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: George Cary Eggleston
Publisher: Good Press
File Size: 910 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4325472


Captain Sam: The Boy Scouts of 1814 by George Cary Eggleston Book Resume:

"Captain Sam: The Boy Scouts of 1814" by George Cary Eggleston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The One Inside

The One Inside [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0451494598
Author: Sam Shepard
Publisher: Vintage
File Size: 1988 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6621099


The One Inside by Sam Shepard Book Resume:

The first work of long fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright—a tour de force of memory, mystery, death, and life. This searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative opens with a man in his house at dawn, surrounded by aspens, coyotes cackling in the distance as he quietly navigates the distance between present and past. More and more, memory is overtaking him: in his mind he sees himself in a movie-set trailer, his young face staring back at him in a mirror surrounded by light bulbs. In his dreams and in visions he sees his late father—sometimes in miniature, sometimes flying planes, sometimes at war. By turns, he sees the bygone America of his childhood: the farmland and the feedlots, the railyards and the diners—and, most hauntingly, his father's young girlfriend, with whom he also became involved, setting into motion a tragedy that has stayed with him. His complex interiority is filtered through views of mountains and deserts as he drives across the country, propelled by jazz, benzedrine, rock and roll, and a restlessness born out of exile. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and a flinty humor combine in this stunning meditation on the nature of experience, at once celebratory, surreal, poignant, and unforgettable.

You've Reached Sam

You've Reached Sam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250762049
Author: Dustin Thao
Publisher: Wednesday Books
File Size: 484 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 5368921


You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao Book Resume:

An Instant New York Times Bestseller! If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye. Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city; spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam's cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go. What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye? A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection A Best YA Book Of 2021 A Buzzfeed Best Book Of November A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book

Final Departure

Final Departure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626395373
Author: Steve Pickens
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
File Size: 1772 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4785490


Final Departure by Steve Pickens Book Resume:

Jake Finnigan is already having the worst day of his life when the corpse of notorious tabloid reporter Susan Crane is found locked in the trunk of her car on the ferry where he works. Worse still, though Crane is bound, gagged, and shot in the forehead, her death is ruled a suicide. Convinced of a cover-up, Jake finds himself entangled in the investigation, much to the annoyance of his partner of nearly a decade, Sam O’Conner. As Jake and Sam uncover more about the woman’s blackmailing schemes, the list of suspects grows, and the couple find themselves skidding unavoidably into the killer’s crosshairs.

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1423187733
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
File Size: 360 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9884285


Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Resume:

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all???popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her???even if the old Sam treated him like trash. But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory???someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409063836
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
File Size: 1199 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6605973


Piccadilly Jim by P.G. Wodehouse Book Resume:

It takes a lot of effort for Jimmy Crocker to become Piccadilly Jim - nights on the town roistering, headlines in the gossip columns, a string of broken hearts and breaches of promise. Eventually he bacomes rather good at it and manages to go to pieces with his eyes open. But no sooner has Jimmy cut wild swathe through fashionable London than his terrifying Aunt Nesta decides he must mend his ways. He then falls in love with the girl he has hurt most of all, and after that things get complicated. In a dizzying plot, impersonations pile on impersonations so that (for reasons that will become clear, we promise) Jimmy ends up having to pretend he's himself. Piccadilly Jim is one of P.G. Wodehouse's most renowned early comic novels, and has been filmed three times.


Shiver [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545227259
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
File Size: 391 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4057523


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Book Resume:

From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein of TWILIGHT. For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.