Download or read book My Friend Leonard by James Frey and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2006-03-13 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. While in rehab, James Frey finds a father figure in a shady mafia boss called Leonard. When Leonard returns to his dubious, prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas, he promises James his support on the outside. Tragedy strikes the day James is released and his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, he calls Leonard. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.
Book Synopsis Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction by : Geoff Hamilton
Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-12 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
Book Synopsis Hollywood Crows by : Joseph Wambaugh
Download or read book Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-03-25 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. In a super follow-up to Hollywood Station, Wambaugh returns to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a darkly funny ride-along with a cast of flawed LAPD cops and eccentric lowlifes you won't forget. When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. But Ms. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan.
Book Synopsis The Life and Loves of Anda by : Halina A. Kensler
Download or read book The Life and Loves of Anda by Halina A. Kensler and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-05-16 with total page 77 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This is my story - My name is Anda. My husbands name is Stanley. We have three children. A boy and two girls who are almost grown. We live in Krakow, Poland. We own a leather tanning factory. This is a seasonal business. July and August is vacation time at the factory. We pay our workers to take a vacation. For the last year or so I have been raising my family and managing the business by myself. It has been very hard for me. I never get any rest. It seems like I am always busy taking care of the children or taking care of the business. It was not always like this. There use to be a time when my husband ran the business and was very proud of his family and was a very good father. My husband was very proud the day his son was born. We named him Sebastian. One day my husband took some seeds and planted an oak tree in front of our factory. After he planted the seeds he said, I want my son to be as tall and strong as an oak tree. When the business was lax my husband would sit outside and watch the tree grow. Today the tree is still there and very tall and strong. This is beautiful token of remembrance for my son, who is also tall. My husband had become less and less interested in the business. He has become obsessed with gambling and playing cards and partying with friends. My husband has lost quite a bit of money playing cards. He also spends a lot of money playing toto-lotto. One day my husband won the lotto and won back the money he had lost. To be honest, I believe my husband has lost interest in our marriage. As for me, all I have are my children and our business.
Book Synopsis Second Hand Scott by : G.A. Milnthorpe
Download or read book Second Hand Scott by G.A. Milnthorpe and published by Pneuma Springs Publishing. This book was released on 2017-12-07 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Scott Logan, better known as Second Hand Scott, specialises in picking up girls who have just been dumped, jilted or otherwise broken-hearted. But he isn’t your stereotypical romantic cad and bounder; swooping in to take advantage of vulnerable girls - whether they be a saucy old aged pensioner or a middle aged divorcee with an irritating personality. No; he actually thinks he’s being helpful. But when Scott meets a nice girl, a girl who seems to like him for who he is rather than what he can provide, Scott is forced to confront his attitude, his past, his parents and the spectre of Sally Paxton; his first girlfriend – now deceased. Scott needs to decide whether he will forever be Second Hand Scott or whether he might, for once in his life, follow his heart. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Book Synopsis The Harmony of Illusions by : Allan Young
Download or read book The Harmony of Illusions by Allan Young and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1997-10-27 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. As far back as we know, there have been individuals incapacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently, however, have people tormented with such recollections been diagnosed as suffering from "post-traumatic stress disorder." Here Allan Young traces this malady, particularly as it is suffered by Vietnam veterans, to its beginnings in the emergence of ideas about the unconscious mind and to earlier manifestations of traumatic memory like shell shock or traumatic hysteria. In Young's view, PTSD is not a timeless or universal phenomenon newly discovered. Rather, it is a "harmony of illusions," a cultural product gradually put together by the practices, technologies, and narratives with which it is diagnosed, studied, and treated and by the various interests, institutions, and moral arguments mobilizing these efforts. This book is part history and part ethnography, and it includes a detailed account of everyday life in the treatment of Vietnam veterans with PTSD. To illustrate his points, Young presents a number of fascinating transcripts of the group therapy and diagnostic sessions that he observed firsthand over a period of two years. Through his comments and the transcripts themselves, the reader becomes familiar with the individual hospital personnel and clients and their struggle to make sense of life after a tragic war. One observes that everyone on the unit is heavily invested in the PTSD diagnosis: boundaries between therapist and patient are as unclear as were the distinctions between victim and victimizer in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Download or read book Che Inglés by Kenelm G.D. Murray and published by Grosvenor House Publishing. This book was released on 2021-08-12 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Born in Argentina, Kenelm Murray tells the story of four Anglo-Argentines who volunteered in WWII to support the Allies. Three of those, like hundreds of others, never returned. Growing up on the pampas, the author chronicles experiences in the Argentine army, he recounts cycling across Argentina and Uruguay in the 1960s, and tells of his life on three continents, with its many twists and turns, and talks about the life and times of his extraordinary family in Europe, Chile and Argentina. His career in microelectronics in the UK, culminating with eight years as a Design Engineering Manager in Silicon Valley, is portrayed with some amusing moments, with an account of a sudden medical crisis and stories which tell of moments of euphoria when visited, fortunately, by a great deal of success.
Book Synopsis Text, Lies and Cataloging by : Jana Brubaker
Download or read book Text, Lies and Cataloging by Jana Brubaker and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-06-25 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. What do James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones' Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie's My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey's fraudulent drug addiction "memoir" was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones' chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial--and can be difficult when a book's authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.
Book Synopsis Where Did It All Go Wrong? by : Adrian Dekievit
Download or read book Where Did It All Go Wrong? by Adrian Dekievit and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-12-07 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Born in poverty in Holland at the tail end of the feudal system during the Great Depression, Leonard Demerwe immigrates to Canada at age twenty-eight. For many years, things are good for him. He and his wife, Mandy, operate two businesses and have two children. But as Leonard finds out, life sometimes throws nasty curve balls, and not everyone’s story has a happily-ever-after ending. Where Did It All Go Wrong? explores Leonard’s life and tries to determine exactly when it all started to unravel. This memoir delves into the many issues the family experienced. Mandy’s many surgeries and disabilities, a rebellious teenage son, infidelity, psychological abuse, business issues, financial trouble, and, finally, divorce. Discussing the highlights of Leonard’s life and examining the events that shaped the man he has become, Where Did It All Go Wrong? narrates the story of one man who has not experienced a dull life.
Book Synopsis Congressional Record by : United States. Congress
Download or read book Congressional Record by United States. Congress and published by . This book was released on 1944 with total page 1454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Book Synopsis Toast of the Town by : Sunnie Wilson
Download or read book Toast of the Town by Sunnie Wilson and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.
Download or read book Remember Me by Machell Hammond and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2019-07-08 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. When arriving in Atlanta after a hurricane, Lisa notices a Help Wanted sign in a boutique. She applies for the job to help take care of Ida Stanford. Ida encourages Lisa to finish her degree in phycology. While on a doctor’s visit, Lisa meets Carolyn Young and Carla Coleman, and they become best friends. Lisa bumps into a man at her fashion show, and later, she sees the same man being wheeled into the hospital—a victim of a hit-and-run. He is identified as Chris Weber, a man Lisa is interested in. The same day Lisa meets Chris Weber, her life changes, and Chris notices the same thing and now has an interest in Lisa. Eddie Jones is a rich man with two sons, Devin and Jason. Eddie is a man with many secrets, and after he buries his son Devin, he finds that his home security somehow keeps showing him the home of Lisa Washington. He watches daily as a dark entity kills his wife years ago and tries to kill his sons. Not long after, Eddie realizes why the entity is stalking Lisa—it is because of Chris Weber, the man his son Devin crashed into on a dark road after seeing a dark presence. Chris tries to protect Lisa from the dark entity. Only Eddie has different plans for Chris, but when Chris gets his memory back, he forgets about Lisa. Lisa finds out that Ida and Ellen and Judy all harbor dark secrets, which have Lisa and her friends fighting for their lives.
Download or read book The Flesh Exchange by Tony Taylor and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. THE FLESH EXCHANGE, a very enjoyable, unique mystery, comedy, drama. Meet the many people from all walks of life...Come, cry, and laugh with them, and solve the mystery...
Book Synopsis Delphi Complete Works of Anatole France (Illustrated) by : Anatole France
Download or read book Delphi Complete Works of Anatole France (Illustrated) by Anatole France and published by Delphi Classics. This book was released on 2015-03-02 with total page 1897 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature, Anatole France was a French poet, journalist and novelist, whose works were celebrated for their nobility of style and profound human sympathy. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents France’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to France’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * All the novels, including all four volumes of A CHRONICLE OF OUR OWN TIMES, available in no other collection * Excellent formatting of the texts * All the shorter fiction, with rare tales appearing here for the first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes France’s seminal historical study of Joan of Arc * Special criticism section, with 8 essays and articles evaluating France’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD THE ASPIRATIONS OF JEAN SERVIEN HONEY-BEE THAÏS AT THE SIGN OF THE REINE PÉDAUQUE THE OPINIONS OF JEROME COIGNARD THE RED LILY A CHRONICLE OF OUR OWN TIMES I: THE ELM-TREE ON THE MALL A CHRONICLE OF OUR OWN TIMES II: THE WICKER-WORK WOMAN A CHRONICLE OF OUR OWN TIMES III: THE AMETHYST RING A CHRONICLE OF OUR OWN TIMES IV: MONSIEUR BERGERET IN PARIS A MUMMER’S TALE THE WHITE STONE PENGUIN ISLAND THE GODS ARE ATHIRST THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS The Shorter Fiction JOCASTA AND THE FAMISHED CAT BALTHASAR AND OTHER WORKS MOTHER OF PEARL THE WELL OF SAINT CLARE CLIO CRAINQUEBILLE, PUTOIS, RIQUET AND OTHER PROFITABLE TALES THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHE THE SEVEN WIVES OF BLUEBEARD AND OTHER MARVELLOUS TALES CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY MISCELLANEOUS STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays CRAINQUEBILLE THE COMEDY OF A MAN WHO MARRIED A DUMB WIFE COME WHAT MAY The Poetry LIST OF POETICAL WORKS The Non-Fiction THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC The Criticism ANATOLE FRANCE — 1904 by Joseph Conrad ANATOLE FRANCE by Arnold Bennett HOMAGE TO ANATOLE FRANCE by John Galsworthy ANATOLE FRANCE by John Cowper Powys ANATOLE FRANCE by Robert Lynd THE WISDOM OF ANATOLE FRANCE by John Middleton Murry ANATOLE FRANCE by George Brandes ANATOLE FRANCE by Winifred Stephens Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles