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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

by David Sedaris

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. David Sedaris made his debut on NPR's Morning Edition with "SantaLand Diaries", recounting his strange-but-true experiences as an elf at Macy's, and soon became one of the show's most popular commentators. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Feveris like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.

Barrelhouse Blues

by Paul Oliver

In his 1936 study, The Negro and His Music, Alain Locke posed a number of then unanswered questions concerning the origins, transmission, and early development of blues music. Having unearthed 78 rpm recordings of "proto-blues," recorded in the field around the American South, blues historian Oliver proposes to answer many of those questions posed by Locke while simultaneously describing the circumstances under which the recordings were made and some of the personalities behind them. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Barrenness

by Sonja Lewis

By the time Lil Lee is 39, she has everything. Or so she thinks, until her childless aunt offers cryptic advice: "have children otherwise your womanhood will fade with your childbearing years." Worse yet, Aunt Mamie dies without fleshing out the matter. So what is Lil to do? She sets out to have a child. But before long she runs into one road block after another--a messy divorce, problems at work, health trouble and a love interest who is unwilling to have more children, maybe even unable. Nonetheless, Congressman Danny Hatcher is so intrigued with her as she is with him. Something has to give. Meanwhile, she faces an unyielding battle for her aunt's house with Will Owens, Aunt Mamie's difficult stepson. And somehow her fight for the Lee legacy becomes entwined with her personal campaign to become a mother. Lil's struggle to win back her inheritance is more than just a hunger for a material possession. It is a poignant undertaking to secure her future.

Barrington Bayley SF Gateway Omnibus

by Barrington Bayley

Although largely, and unjustly, neglected by a modern audience, Bayley was a hugely influential figure to some of the greats of British SF, such as Michael Moorcock and M. John Harrison. He is perhaps best-known for THE FALL OF CHRONOPOLIS, which is collected in this omnibus, alongside THE SOUL OF THE ROBOT and the extraordinary story collection THE KNIGHTS OF THE LIMITS. THE FALL OF CHRONOPOLIS: The mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire's 1,000-year frontier, blotting out an error of history here or there before swooping back to challenge other time-travelling civilisations far into the future. Captain Mond Aton had been proud to serve in such a fleet. But now, falsely convicted of cowardice and dereliction of duty, he has been given the cruellest of sentences: to be sent unprotected into time as a lone messenger between the cruising timeships. After such an inconceivable experience in the endless voids there is only one option left to him. To be allowed to die. THE SOUL OF THE ROBOT: Jasperodus, a robot, sets out to prove he is the equal of any human being. His furturistic adventures as warrior, tyrant, renegade and statesman eventually lead him back home to the two human beings who created him. Question: Does he have a soul? THE KNIGHTS OF THE LIMITS: Nine brilliant stories of infinite space and alien consciousness, suffused with a sense of wonder...

Barrio: José's Neighborhood

by George Ancona

Welcome to José's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, José's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina--it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows José through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.

The Barrio Kings

by William Kowalski

Rosario Gomez gave up gang life after his brother was killed in a street fight. Now all he wants to do is finish night school, be a good father and work hard enough at his job at the supermarket to get promoted. But when an old friend shows up to ask him why he left the gang, Rosario realizes he was fooling himself if he thought his violent past would just go away. When his pregnant girlfriend is hit in a drive-by shooting, Rosario has to make some hard choices. Revenge means a return to his old ways, something he swore he would never do. But unless he takes action, his enemies will not rest until they've settled the score against him.

Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class

by Jody Agius Vallejo

Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue. Barrios to Burbsoffers a new understanding of the Mexican-American experience. Vallejo explores the challenges that accompany rapid social mobility and examines a new indicator of incorporation, a familial obligation to "give back" in social and financial support. She investigates the salience of middle-class Mexican Americans' ethnic identification and details how relationships with poorer coethnics and affluent whites evolve as immigrants and their descendants move into traditionally white middle-class occupations. Disputing the argument that Mexican communities lack high quality resources and social capital that can help Mexican Americans incorporate into the middle class, Vallejo also examines civic participation in ethnic professional associations embedded in ethnic communities.

Barron's AP Computer Science A (6th Edition)

by Roselyn Teukolsky

The updated test prep manual presents computer science test takers with-- Three full-length AP practice tests for the Level A course, including a diagnostic test Charts detailing the topics for each test question All test questions answered and explained Test takers will also find an extensive subject review including sections on static variables, the List interface, Integer. MAX_VALUE, and Integer. MIN_VALUE. The practice exams contain several new questions on two-dimensional arrays and also reflect the new free-response style used on the 2012 AP exam.

Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics

by Curt Lader M.A.

The Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics course and test, unlike the other Social Studies AP courses and tests, is contemporary in nature. In-depth preparation for the AP U. S. Government and Politics exam features: Two full-length model AP exams with answer keys and explanations An extensive subject review covering Constitutional development, the branches of federal government, political parties, special interest groups, the media, bureaucracy, and public policy issues related to the economy, the federal budget, social welfare, foreign policy and national defense Newly revised end-of-chapter multiple-choice and free-response questions with rubrics for each.

Barron's SAT Critical Reading Workbook (14th Edition)

by Sharon Weiner Green Mitchel Weiner

This newly updated 14th edition concentrates on the SAT's Critical Reading section with exercises reflecting both SAT question types: sentence completion and reading comprehension.

Barron's SAT Subject Test in Literature 2007

by Christina Myers-Shaffer

Comprehensive preparation for the test formerly called SAT II: Literature is presented here with seven practice tests, two diagnostic tests, and three interpretive skills practice sets. Students will also find reference material to help them develop critical reading skills, analyze literature, and write papers. A helpful chapter titled "Writing to Learn" teaches critical reading skills and the literary elements by showing students how to develop their own writing skills.

Barry Bonds

by Jeff Savage

When San Francisco Giants player Barry Bonds swings his mighty bat, the baseball world stops to watch. Barry has crushed more baseballs over the fence for home runs than any player in the history of major league baseball. Having earned many MVP titles as well as fielding and hitting awards-including the record for the most home runs in a season--Barry is considered one of history's greatest baseball players. As he continues to raise the bar, baseball experts and fans will be following his every play.

Barry, Boyhound

by Andy Spearman

This is the story of a boy named Barry. Some stuff happens, and overnight like magic he turns into a boyhound. Not a hound, but a boyhound-which means while he may still look like a boy, he is, in fact, a dog. And even in his boyhound brain, Barry knows there are lots of advantages to being a dog. You don't have to clean your room or use dental floss, for example. But things get crazy. He eats something too disgusting to mention. He's attacked by telepathic squirrels. An innocent squashed frog becomes involved. Plus, his mother's getting pretty mad. And that's all before the really bad thing happens. . . .

Barry The Bravest Saint Bernard (Step into Reading: Step 4 Book)

by Lynn Hall

A young man is lost in the snow-maybe buried alive! Rescue dogs race across the moonlit mountainside. They are huge Saint Bernards with noses sharp enough to smell a human beneath the snow, and paws powerful enough to dig him out. Barry leads the pack. He has saved more than 40 lives over the years-but he is risking his own life tonight. The young man is scared. He has a knife. And in the dark, he just might think Barry is not a friendly rescue dog at ail-but a dangerous wild animal! Here is just one of the exciting true-life adventures of Barry-the bravest Saint Bernard who ever lived!

Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody (Barry Trotter, #1)

by Michael E. Gerber

Barry Trotter is 22 and the only student in Hogwash history ever to be held back 5 times. From a Quiddit accident, pleasant, playful, loyal, Lon has a hole through his head, an IQ of 62 and exhibits many doggie behaviors. Ermine teaches at St. Hilary's Academy for the Marginally-Magical and is more than a flirt. Together they go on a quest to New York and Hollywood to stop the filming of the first Barry Trotter blockbuster film the very publicity for which has caused Hogwash School to be overrun buy rude, unkempt, insane fans. Ferd and Jorge Measly join them and bad goes to worse. There are new magic potions, Boarsbollocks' Brew, and abilities, pretzeltongues who can lick their own eyeballs. The friends must make their way through putrid smells, foul fluids, and bathroom humor. Nothing is safe from Star Wars to Buddhism. And of course, Lord Valumart lurks where he is least suspected to corrupt Harry who is wrestling with the new information that he is to be killed off in the next novel because who wants to read, Barry Trotter and the Difficult Tax Return? Readers who enjoy humor that ranges from clever to crude and aren't Harry Potter purists, will find this parody to be packed with laughs. Don't miss the humor from the copyright page at the beginning of the book, to the I Hate You letter at the end where readers are given a series of check lists to register their objections.

The Barsoom Project (Dream Park #2)

by Larry Niven Steven Barnes

Exciting sequel to Dream Park.

The Bartender's Best Friend

by Mardee Haidin Regan

A newly revised second edition of the ultimate bartender's BibleThis up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use guide presents recipes for hundreds of cocktails and mixed drinks, plus step-by-step directions for making virtually every popular mixed drink, both contemporary and classic-from an A.B.C. to a Zorbatini. Plus, the book includes full coverage of all the basics of bartending, including equipment, ingredients, techniques, glassware, and garnishes.Includes more than 850 recipes in simple alphabetical order, with step-by-step instructions and problem-solving tipsA tough waterproof cover makes this guide perfect for using on the job and on the flyIncludes a mini-course on professional bartending for first-timers or anyone who needs a refresher courseWritten by wine and spirits expert Mardee Regan--a Julia Child Cookbook Award nominee--The Bartender's Best Friend, Second Edition is the perfect resource for every mixologist.

Bartender's Guide

by John K. Waters

Whether you're looking to mix a traditional martini, or concoct one of today's more trendy cocktails, you'll find everything you need to shake, stir, and serve over 2,000 drinks with style in this easy-to-use Bartender's Guide. Includes: 2,000 recipes, listed alphabetically Step-by-step mixing directions Proper glassware and garnishes Advice on stocking a home bar Definitions of mixology terms A complete liquor index

Bartered Bride

by Anne Herries

Her hand in marriage traded in a game of cards, innocent Lottie is completely out of her depth engaged to consummate bachelor Lord Rothsay. Not only is he a prolific womanizer, he's also got a ruthless streak, leaving Lottie fearful about revealing that she isn't the woman he'd agreed to marry! Rothsay should have no qualms about ending this folly of a betrothal, especially when he learns he has been deceived. But sweet-natured Lottie has got under his skin and suddenly he wants to turn his inconvenient fianc#xE9;e into a wife for real!

The Bartered Bride

by Cheryl Reavis

Lord Kittridge thinks he has made a great bargain in agreeing to marry Cassandra Chivers for 40,000 pounds of her father's money, but his new bride turns out to be a handful--crafty and manipulative.

Bartleby and Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville Stanley Applebaum

TWO STORIES by the great American writer Herman Melville. "Bartleby" reflects the author's family knowledge of the business world and "Benito Cereno" draws heavily on his seafaring experiences.

Bartleby the Scrivener

by Herman Melville

"I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared. Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world--even those daunted by Moby-Dick--Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City's Wall Street, it was also, perhaps, Herman Melville's most prescient story: what if a young man caught up in the rat race of commerce finally just said, "I would prefer not to"? The tale is one of the final works of fiction published by Melville before, slipping into despair over the continuing critical dismissal of his work after Moby-Dick, he abandoned publishing fiction. The work is presented here exactly as it was originally published in Putnam's magazine--to, sadly, critical disdain. Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Bartlett: The Great Explorer

by Harold Horwood

This is the story of the greatest Canadian ice captain who ever lived--the greatest, by general consent, of any nationality in this century. Robert Bartlett took ships to the north coast of Ellesmere Island, sledged to within 150 miles of the North Pole, made twenty-two voyages into the Canadian Arctic, and six to other parts of the Arctic, yet is almost wholly unknown in Canada.Besides piloting some of the most famous exploring voyages of all time--those of Robert E. Peary and Vilhajalmur Stefansson--Bartlett made four arctic voyages for the American Government and sixteen expeditions of his own which produced, in the period between the world wars, an immense wealth of scientific knowledge. He was the first arctic explorer to place science ahead of exploration.Harold Harwood worked from the original manuscripts and ships' logs to tell the life-story of this remarkable man. Bartlett was a colourful, often controversial character, a man whose extraordinary courage and tenacity were of heroic proportions.

Bartlett's Bible Quotations

by Bruce Feiler John Bartlett

From the quote aficionado to the historical researcher, fans of Bartlett's will be thrilled to see BARTLETT'S BIBLE QUOTATIONS. Assembled in a new format to delight both researchers and casual readers, BARTLETT'S BIBLE QUOTATIONS is an essential collection of Bible quotes pulled from the prestigious BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS. It is both a valuable reference tool and an eminent collection to be browsed through for pleasure. The quotes are organised simply and elegantly, from Genesis to Revelations, and include Psalms, Proverbs, and the Apocrypha. Bartlett's highlights the essential passages of the beloved text (originally from the King James Version), from the educational to the ethical, from stern to stirring, creating a view of the Bible unlike any other.

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