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Author : Thomas B. Kohnstamm
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2008
Page : 272
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 0307394654
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The author describes how he gave up a Wall Street career to take up a job as a travel writer working on the Lonely Planet Brazil guidebook, revealing how his dreams of an all-expenses-paid trip to Brazil were transformed by enormous amounts of research, a shrinking bank balance, hangovers, a looming deadline, questionable guidebook entries, and other challenges. Original. 40,000 first printing.


Author : Thomas Kohnstamm
Publisher : Pier 9
Release : 2008
Page : 238
Category : Travel writers
ISBN 13 : 9781741961119
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Hired in 2004 to contribute to Lonely Planet's Brazil guidebook, Thomas Kohnstamm fled his Wall Street job to pursue his dream of being a travel writer. Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? is the story of the adventure that followed.


Author : Mike Sacks
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-06-24
Page : 480
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1101613270
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book. Packed with behind-the-scenes stories—from a day in the writers’ room at The Onion to why a sketch does or doesn’t make it onto Saturday Night Live to how the BBC nearly erased the entire first season of Monty Python’s Flying Circus—Poking a Dead Frog is a must-read for comedy buffs, writers and pop culture junkies alike.


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Release : 1916
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Category : Kōbe-shi (Japan)
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Release : 1995
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Category : India
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Author : Thomas Kohnstamm
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2019-01-08
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1640091432
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“Lake City is a darkly funny and extremely relevant debut novel about American inequality and moral authority, featuring a sad–sack antihero who takes way too long to grow up. When he finally does, the results are beautiful, and the book ultimately becomes an elegy for a now–gone Seattle, and a lesson in how the place we’re from never fully lets us go.” —Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See Hunkered down in his childhood bedroom in Seattle's worn–out Lake City neighborhood, idealistic but self–serving striver Lane Bueche licks his wounds and hatches a plot to win back his estranged Manhattanite wife. He discovers a precarious path forward when he is contracted by a wealthy adoptive couple to seduce and sabotage a troubled birth mother from his neighborhood. Lane soon finds himself in a zero–sum game between the families as he straddles two cultures, classes, and worlds. Until finally, with the well–being of the toddler at stake, Lane must choose between wanting to do the right thing (if he could only figure out what that is) and reclaiming his idea of privilege. "Snarky social commentary on the world of Seattle have–nots." —Kirkus Reviews


Author : Hiromi Goto
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2011-01-25
Page : 248
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0143180290
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Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. The only child of a loving but neglectful mother is just barely coping with school and with life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by the vindictive Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie begins an epic and darkly fantastical journey to save her parents. What she does not yet realize is that the future of the universe depends upon her success.


Author : Mikel Jollett
Publisher : Celadon Books
Release : 2020-05-26
Page : 384
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1250621542
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**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** “A Gen-X This Boy’s Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph." —O, The Oprah Magazine "This moving and profound memoir is for anyone who loves a good redemption story." —Good Morning America, 20 Books We're Excited for in 2020 "Several years ago, Jollett began writing Hollywood Park, the gripping and brutally honest memoir of his life. Published in the middle of the pandemic, it has gone on to become one of the summer’s most celebrated books and a New York Times best seller..." –Los Angeles Magazine HOLLYWOOD PARK is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer. We were never young. We were just too afraid of ourselves. No one told us who we were or what we were or where all our parents went. They would arrive like ghosts, visiting us for a morning, an afternoon. They would sit with us or walk around the grounds, to laugh or cry or toss us in the air while we screamed. Then they’d disappear again, for weeks, for months, for years, leaving us alone with our memories and dreams, our questions and confusion. ... So begins Hollywood Park, Mikel Jollett’s remarkable memoir. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country’s most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader’s mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, were separated from their parents when they were six months old, and handed over to the cult’s “School.” After spending years in what was essentially an orphanage, Mikel escaped the cult one morning with his mother and older brother. But in many ways, life outside Synanon was even harder and more erratic. In his raw, poetic and powerful voice, Jollett portrays a childhood filled with abject poverty, trauma, emotional abuse, delinquency and the lure of drugs and alcohol. Raised by a clinically depressed mother, tormented by his angry older brother, subjected to the unpredictability of troubled step-fathers and longing for contact with his father, a former heroin addict and ex-con, Jollett slowly, often painfully, builds a life that leads him to Stanford University and, eventually, to finding his voice as a writer and musician. Hollywood Park is told at first through the limited perspective of a child, and then broadens as Jollett begins to understand the world around him. Although Mikel Jollett’s story is filled with heartbreak, it is ultimately an unforgettable portrayal of love at its fiercest and most loyal.


Author : Margaret Mitchell
Publisher : Avon Books
Release : 1936
Page : 1024
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780380001095
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The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction


Author : Cynthia C. Scott
Edward Ahern
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Release : 2018-10
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ISBN 13 : 9781949122060
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Author : Mary Norris
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-04-06
Page : 240
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 0393246604
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"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.


Author : Sean Manning
Publisher : Black Ballon Pub
Release : 2014
Page : 346
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781936787227
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"An intoxicating tour of bars around the world" - Time Out New York Seriously, what the hell do you need to leave your house for anymore? The bar is one of the last bastions of genuine human interaction. ?Public houses” they were once called; it's a moniker that seems more and more deserving to be revived. . . . But with so many bars these days, how do you choose? What makes a bar so great that you want to go back night after night until ultimately you're bestowed with that most honorific designation of the regular? A neighborhood bar can become as comfortable as a second home or a memory best avoided?a wild evening half remembered and better forgotten. But what makes a particular bar special, better than the one just down the street? The answers vary considerably as writers share personal stories of drinking establishments both local and exotic. Come Here Often is an intoxicating world tour from Antarctica to New York City, Kiribati to Minnesota, to the places that have inspired?and distracted? some of our favorite contemporary writers over many years and many more drinks. Funny, smart, and poignant, this anthology is a rare opportunity to do some serious armchair drinking with Andrew W.K., Rosie Schaap, Jack Hitt, Jim Shepard, Alissa Nutting, Duff McKagan, Laura Lippman, Craig Finn, Darin Strauss, Elissa Schappell, and many more. Sean Manning is the author of The Things That Need Doing: A Memoir (Broadway, 2010) and editor of four critically acclaimed anthologies including Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book. He has contributed to numerous publications and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Sean on Twitter @talkingcovers.


Author : Tina Glasneck
Publisher : Vie La Publishing House, LLC
Release : 2018-04-20
Page : 78
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1949004031
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She's a cold fish desperate to break a curse. He's a college student without direction. Lady Hel, the goddess of death, has given up on love and has no use for it. After all, she's the ruler of Helheim, the realm of the undead! She doesn't need anyone...until she crosses Odin, the All-Father of the Norse gods. For her betrayal, she’s exiled, cursed to look for her reincarnated one, true love, who died long ago. Now, stripped of her throne and most of her powers, will Lady Hel find love to remove the curse, or will she forever powerlessly suffer in turmoil, agony, and anguish? Harley Andersen is a seven-year college senior with no idea what to do with his life. So far, all he's come up with is killing time. When his best friend dares him to hop the gate of what's supposed to be a haunted house, he encounters a woman who steals a lot more than his breath. What she's offering Harley could give him the future he's missing. It'll just require a trip to the past. Hellish is a standalone book in the HELL CHRONICLES. Readers will recognize characters from the DRAGON SERIES, but you don't need to read them first to enjoy this new adult fantasy that turns the Beauty and Beast tale on its head. Hellish is the prequel to the novel Hellbent. Grab your copy now and fall in love! *** Read the rest of the Hell Chronicles and find out what readers are loving! *** The Hell Chronicles • Hell for the Holidays (Prequel, standalone short story) • Hellish • Hellbent • Helltown • Hellbound • Hellraiser


Author : Neal Stephenson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
Page : 1168
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0061792578
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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. As an added bonus, the e-book edition of this New York Times bestseller includes an excerpt from Stephenson's new novel, Seveneves. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702—commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia—a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or to universal totalitarianism reborn. A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought and creative daring; the product of a truly iconoclastic imagination working with white-hot intensity.


Author : Hiroko Oyamada
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 2019-10-29
Page : 128
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 081122886X
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The English-language debut of Hiroko Oyamada—one of the most powerfully strange young voices in Japan In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs: one studies moss, one shreds paper, and the other proofreads incomprehensible documents. Life in the factory has its own logic and momentum, and, eventually, the factory slowly expands and begins to take over everything, enveloping these poor workers. The very margins of reality seem to be dissolving: all forms of life capriciously evolve, strange creatures begin to appear… After a while—it could be weeks or years—the workers don’t even have the ability to ask themselves: where does the factory end and the rest of the world begin? Told in three alternating first-person narratives, The Factory casts a vivid—if sometimes surreal—portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of modern life. With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, Hiroko Oyamada is one of the boldest writers of her generation.


Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-06-29
Page : 1008
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101442190
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.


Author : Christina Elle
Publisher : Entangled: Amara
Release : 2018-02-26
Page : 313
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1640634665
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DEA agent Bryan Tyke hates weddings. He hates them even more when he's forced to travel to a hot as hell beach resort to watch his best friends say I do, while acting happy about it. He isn't happy. If those two want to buy into happily ever after, good for them. That isn't in the cards for Tyke. It hasn't been since he joined the army years ago and lost everything. That is, until the woman he’s never forgotten shows up as a bridesmaid and puts herself into immediate danger. Kenna McCord has bigger issues than running into the gruff, sexy guy who broke her heart. Someone is stealing from wedding guests, including her late mother's sapphire ring, and Kenna needs to find the thief ASAP. Reluctantly, she agrees to let Bryan use his skills and resources to help with the investigation, knowing full well it will lead to nothing but frustration and more broken promises. Unfortunately, there’s still something between them and it can’t be denied... Each book in the Under Covers series is STANDALONE: *On Her Six *In Walked Trouble *The Man I Want to Be


Author : C.L. Cannon
Kate Reedwood
Publisher : Fiction-Atlas Press LLC
Release : 2019-10-28
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 173234065X
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Discover new and uncharted worlds as the authors of Unknown Realms weave tales of time travel, mystic portals, alternate dimensions, and undiscovered landscapes.


Author : Carol Marinelli
Cathy Williams
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-02-01
Page : 3360
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008916934
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The Spanish Scandals Collection from Mills & Boon


Author : Ann-Marie MacDonald
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-25
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451641656
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The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters. Theirs is a world filled with driving ambition, inescapable family bonds, and forbidden love. Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is an epic tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.