Dear Bob and Sue

Dear Bob and Sue Author Matt Smith
ISBN-10 0985358157
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher
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Taking a mid-career break to travel to all 58 U.S. National Parks, the authors describe their sense of awe in exploring the parks and share humorous and quirky observationsNin the form of e-mails written to their friends.

Driving Miss Norma

Driving Miss Norma Author Tim Bauerschmidt
ISBN-10 9781473543584
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'Bravo, Norma! I love you' Paulo Coelho Two days after her husband of sixty-seven years died, nonagenarian Miss Norma was diagnosed with cancer. When told about her treatment options - surgery, chemo and radiotherapy - she rose to her full five feet and said in the strongest voice she could muster: 'I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road!' Driving Miss Norma is the story of her inspirational road trip across the US in a thirty-six-foot motorhome with her son, Tim, his wife, Ramie and their Poodle, Ringo - showing us that it's never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope or become a trailblazer. Based on a social media phenomenon with over 500K devoted Facebook followers, it follows Miss Norma’s transformative journey of finally spreading your wings and living life on your own terms. With each adventurous stop on her cross-country journey a once timid Miss Norma said YES to living in the face of death - trying oysters for the first time, experiencing a pedicure, and taking the hot air balloon ride her late husband never found time for. With each passing mile (and one hilarious visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma’s health improved and conversations that had once been taboo began to unfold. Norma, Tim and Ramie bonded in ways they could never have anticipated, and their definitions of home, of family and friendship expanded as strangers became friends and showered them with kindness. Bursting with Miss Norma’s generous spirit, Driving Miss Norma ignites a renewed sense of life, family, fun and self-discovery - at any age.

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Author Mary Todd
ISBN-10 9781630473372
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
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On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just a week before his scheduled return to the United States. Although Shane had repeatedly expressed apprehension about his work with a Chinese company and fear his life was being threatened, authorities immediately ruled his death a suicide. His family initially didn’t know what to believe. However, upon arriving in Singapore, they realized the evidence suggested not suicide, but murder. Shane’s family later discovered that what they thought was a computer speaker was actually an external hard drive with thousands of files from Shane’s computer. The information in those files transformed this story from a tragic suicide to an international saga of mystery, deceit, and cover-up, involving three countries. “Hard Drive: A Families Fight against Three Countries” is the captivating story of Shane’s mysterious death and his family’s grueling battle to reveal the truth against powerful forces that have sought to conceal, destroy, or discredit evidence indicating homicide. This story, which is told from the unique perspective of Shane’s mother, Mary, recounts the family’s painful, arduous, and unwavering endeavor to reveal the truth about what happened to Shane Todd in Singapore.

Lethal Intent

Lethal Intent Author Sue Russell
ISBN-10 9780786034413
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Pinnacle Books
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"A graphic portrait of evil." --M. William Phelps "One of the best true crime books of all time." --Examiner.com "The book to read about Aileen Wuornos--a case that has fascinated true crime fans from around the world." --True Crime Book Reviews As a child, she was abandoned, abused and raped. By her teens, she was deep into a lifestyle of hitchhiking, petty crime, and the sex trade. In her twisted mind, uncontrollable bouts of violence were pure survival skills. In 1986 she began a lesbian relationship with Tyria Moore. Three years later, tired of turning tricks, she fired four bullets into one of her clients--then robbed him. She claimed she killed six more victims before authorities finally locked her behind bars. Award-winning journalist Sue Russell updates her harrowing and definitive real-life thriller with new details of the most famous female serial killer's decade on death row, her execution in 2002--and the lasting impact of her dark deeds. The case that inspired the Academy Awarding-winning movie Monster "A riveting and fascinating tale." --Robert Scott With 16 Pages Of Photos

The Little Coat

The Little Coat Author Alan J. Buick
ISBN-10 9780987964366
Year 2012-07-24
Pages 165
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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In the midst of the Second World War, while firing at German soldiers on the other side of the Maas River in the Netherlands, Canadian soldier Bob Elliott and his tank crew found laughter and hope in a 10-year-old energetic Dutch girl named Sussie Cretier. Sussie’s family had escaped from the Nazis to the safety of the Allied troops. Sussie sang songs and lifted the spirits of the Canadian soldiers during a painful time in all of their lives. On Christmas Day 1944, the battle-weary Canadians honoured their adopted soldier with a special Army-style coat they ordered from a local seamstress. Sussie held on to that coat for decades, claiming it as the most special gift she had ever received and one she would never forget. Almost 40 years later, tank commander Bob Elliott returned to the Netherlands for a visit. Bob and Sussie’s relationship blossomed and she followed her favourite soldier to his home in Canada, bringing her precious coat with her.

My Son Marshall My Son Eminem

My Son Marshall  My Son Eminem Author Debbie Nelson
ISBN-10 9781597775960
Year 2008
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Phoenix Books, Inc.
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Provides a detailed account of the rap musician's childhood and early career from the perspective of his mother, including behavioral problems and depression in his youth and his fabricated past that slandered his mother.

Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter Author Elizabeth Little
ISBN-10 9780698137424
Year 2014-07-31
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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• Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel • Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel • Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award “Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.” —People magazine "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French “A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins’s sassy voice and Elizabeth Little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air.” —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie’s own past surfaces, she’s forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs. A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died—whatever the cost.

Trailer Dogs

Trailer Dogs Author Ellen Garrison
ISBN-10 1535071680
Year 2016-06-30
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Trailer Dogs is the profoundly profane, hysterically funny, yet often poignant, story of survival in today's near-extinct Middle Class. After losing their small business and life savings to the government's unfathomable shutdown, the author and her husband are forced to sell their home and move into a travel trailer. Still reeling from financial loss and the deaths of two of their beloved dogs, the pair embark on a new life in a trailer park, populated with some of the most unconventional characters you'd ever not hope to meet. There's Gretchen, the park's unsympathetic and conniving manager, and her puny, perverted husband, Lloyd, who "maintains" the park grounds and who gives pool algae a bad name. Daisy and Lonnie May are the author's closest neighbors, and are, perhaps, the park's most devoted couple. Only Daisy May happens to be Lonnie's dog. Trailer Dogs will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even a little angry. But it will never make you bored.

Lost with Directions

Lost with Directions Author Rob Erwin
ISBN-10 1539545318
Year 2016-11-17
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher
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With a rough plan, a shoestring budget, and little to no experience, Rob Erwin sets out on a modern day adventure to the remote backcountry of America's most iconic national parks.Aside from the bipolar hillbillies, unfriendly wild animals, run-ins with the law, a mental breakdown, a bad first date, and a near-death experience . . . things actually went pretty well.Taking plenty of detours along the way, Rob's contagious and hilarious sense of wanderlust carries him on a whirlwind road trip from the Smoky Mountains in the East, to Yellowstone, the Tetons, and Colorado's snow-covered peaks in the West. In a refreshing style that brings these incredible wild places to life like no travel guide ever could, on seemingly every page we're reminded of the one universal truth of travel . . . the best parts of any journey are the adventures we least expect.

The Slumber Party from Hell

The Slumber Party from Hell Author Sue Ellen Allen
ISBN-10 9780982958926
Year 2010-08-01
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher Inkwell Productions
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Early on the morning of December 12, 2002, I arrived at Perryville prison in a cold, white MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) van with several other women. Besides my battle with breast cancer, I'd been up all night in the jail in a freezing cold concrete holding cell, and I was tired, anxious, and numb. I had no idea what was in store for me. It turned out to be an unforgettable journey, one that filled me with fear, sorrow, and joy. I met people I never would have in my previous life and experienced things I would not have believed possible. Some were horrific, demeaning, and inhumane; some were wonderful. Gina was part of the wonderful.”

Triumph Over Terror

Triumph Over Terror Author Bob Ossler
ISBN-10 1683550048
Year 2016-09-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Are you searching for comfort and wondering, "Where is God?" amidst terror and turmoil? Ground Zero Chaplain Bob Ossler explores finding meaning and purpose in chaos and personal tragedy. As terror attacks continue, Ossler reveals how your spirit can triumph over terror's reign, and how you can help those suffering from trauma and loss."

A Snowman Named Just Bob

A Snowman Named Just Bob Author Mark Kimball Moulton
ISBN-10 082495596X
Year 2008-10-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Ideals Childrens Books
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One magical snowy night, a child builds a snowman and learns about friendship.

How About Never Is Never Good for You

How About Never  Is Never Good for You Author Bob Mankoff
ISBN-10 9780805095913
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week. For desert, he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout How About Never--Is Never Good for You?, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny."

White Heat 25

White Heat 25 Author Marco Pierre White
ISBN-10 1784720003
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Mitchell Beazley
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A 25th anniversary edition of the collection of classic recipes from the 'enfant terrible' of the UK restaurant scene, featuring striking photographs of his kitchen and his cooking. Once in a blue moon a book is published that changes irrevocably the face of things. White Heat is one such book. Since it w as originally produced in 1990, it has gone on to become one of the most enduring classic cook books of our time. With its unique blend of outspoken opinion, recipes, and dramatic photographs, White Heat captures the magic and spirit of Marco Pierre White in the heat of his kitchen. Marco Pierre White, the original 'enfant terrible', has earned his place in British culinary history as much for his strong temperament as for his unique talent as a chef. The youngest chef ever to earn three Michelin stars, he has become not only a star chef of international renown and food icon of our time, but also a multimillionaire entrepreneur. White Heat has combined sales of over 75,000 copies since first publication in 1990 This immensely influential cookbook is regarded by many chefs and foodies as one of the greatest cookbooks of all time Features 73 recipes and reportage from behind the scenes in Marco's kitchen, illustrated with iconic photographs by Bob Carlos Clarke 'White Heat is an edifying read ... a book that breaks new ground.' - Time Out 'Wonderfully illustrated with photographs by Bob Carlos Clarke...this will sit equally well on your coffee table or kitchen worktop.' - GQ 'Amazingly religious experience' - Anthony Bourdain 'White Heat is as unlike any previously published cook book as Marco is unlike any run of-the-mill chef.' - Sunday Telegraph

Letters from Skye

Letters from Skye Author Jessica Brockmole
ISBN-10 9780345542618
Year 2013-07-09
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart. March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive. June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago. Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, Letters from Skye is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a stunning new literary voice. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Letters from Skye “Letters from Skye is a captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope to triumph over time and circumstance.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers “[A] remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars . . . [in which] the beauty of Scotland, the tragedy of war, the longings of the heart, and the struggles of a family torn apart by disloyalty are brilliantly drawn, leaving just enough blanks to be filled by the reader’s imagination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Tantalizing . . . sure to please readers who enjoyed other epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”—Stratford Gazette “An absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker “A sweeping and sweet (but not saccharine) love story.”—USA Today “[A] dazzling little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch From the Trade Paperback edition.