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What makes each Giraffe different? What kind of animal makes a heart print when they walk? What is the difference between deers and antelope? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this fascinating book about the hoofed mammals of the world.
In Gillis's first short story collection after a trio of novels, most of his characters are train wrecks in progress; each story is truly original in nature.PRAISE"Gillis's stories are illuminatingly strange, filled with power, electric, and will stay with you long after you think you've gone to sleep." -Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby"Steven Gillis adores language, grasps what makes and breaks a family, and loves to squeeze things until they shatter." -Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine"In this uncommon collection of short stories, one of Steven Gillis's characters says: 'Just not into normal, is that it?' Yeah, that's it exactly. Gillis's strength and virtue as a writer is that he's just not into normal." -Ellen Parker, editor of FRiGG
Why are giraffes so tall? How do they drink water? Find out these and other exciting facts in this book.
PULP DOUBLES #2 Action-Packed Adventures! THE MASTER of MEN! THE SPIDER #14 - November 1934 DEATH'S CRIMSON JUGGERNAUT Horror stalks the city as helpless victims are found brutally murdered... by crucifixion! Whole buildings are burned to the ground to further a mad scheme, and no crime is too terrible for the Torture Killers. Richard Wentworth joins the fray as the Spider, and finds himself blinded! Can a sightless Spider hope to win against these odds? #64 - January 1939 CLAWS OF THE GOLDEN DRAGON A sinister carving of a scarlet scorpion warns Richard Wentworth of a Chinatown crisis. As soon as he investigates, Nita and Ram Singh are captured and destined to die by torture! Deviod traps bring sudden death to all who oppose The Dragon... horrible death as parasitic orchids burst from the chests of the doomed!
Life was tragic enough before this spring started. With a distinct lack of boobage and an arse so big that birds of prey could nest within its shadows, Jess Jordan is saddled with the Goddess Flora for a best friend, a Britney Spears look-alike so gorgeous that one grain of her divine dandruff could make the blind see again. Jess knows that her soul mate is Ben Jones, a divine mixture of Leonardo diCaprio, Prince William, and Brad Pitt who oozes mystery and charisma. But the campaign to get Ben to notice her brings on a cavalcade of mortification and disaster, including, but not limited to, a minestrone soup explosion that takes place in her bra and a schoolwide viewing of a videotape that features a topless Jess referring to her breasts as "Bonnie" and "Clyde. " Meanwhile, Jess's death-obsessed Granny moves into her bedroom, along with her grandfather's remains; her hypochondriac dad, who sends her daily "horrorscopes" like "You will fall asleep with your mouth open, and a family of earwigs will move in," acts strange about Jess staying with him this summer; and her longtime friend Fred, a television violence addict and closet thumbsucker, has decided that he can't stand being around her. Jess is determined to make things right . . . but with her offbeat sense of humor and her wildly active imagination, things get complicated along the way. From the Hardcover edition.
A powerful and shocking novel inspired by the author's time at the infamous Parramatta Girls' Home.The graffiti on the holding room wall says it all: 'Gunyah is hell on earth'. And Ellen's about to find out why.Ellen was never the daughter her mother wanted. Patent leather shoes and frilly dresses just weren't her thing and, at age fourteen, she's ready to leave school and find her own way. No one is going to stop her from going where she wants, doing what she wants, and hanging out with Robbie. Or so she thinks.But when the police turn up, Ellen is deemed to be in 'moral danger' and is sentenced to the Gunyah Training School for Girls. Suddenly, she's no longer Ellen, she's Girl 43, and she has to follow the rules, work hard and - most importantly - stay quiet.When it's discovered that she's pregnant, there's no respite from the staff. Told she isn't capable of bringing up a child, they twist the truth to make her cooperate. But however hard they try, they can't destroy the connection between a mother and her child . . . or can they?Drawn from experiences in Parramatta Girls' Home in the seventies, Girl 43 is a story that could have come straight from today's headlines about the shocking treatment of innocent children and teens by people in the very institutions that were supposed to protect them.
Claire-the sister of the "boy who one day woke up with a bunny on his head"-discovers that she too has a strange new condition: When she looks in the mirror, there is a gator in her hair! What is she to do? Panic? Run to Mother?<P><P> Or, like her brother, learn to enjoy her new friend? With endearing characters and simple, chuckle-worthy rhyme schemes, Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy, the author and illustrator of A Boy and His Bunny, have once again worked their magic. In Claire, they have created an equally spunky and lovable character, bound to delight and entertain young children and their parents.
The vegetable-centric follow-up to the beloved cookbook A Girl and Her Pig, by the winner of the 2014 James Beard award for Best Chef in New YorkFrom the chef and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig comes a beautiful, fully illustrated cookbook that offers scrumptious seasonal recipes for her true love--vegetables. Although her name is practically synonymous with nose-to-tail cooking, April Bloomfield's heart belongs to the humble potato, to sweet corn and zucchini, to winter squash and Treviso, to sugar snap peas and ramps.In recipes such as Whole Pot-Roasted Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Anchovies, Tagliatelle with Asparagus and Parmesan Fonduta, and Crushed Spring Peas with Mint, April demonstrates the keys to her unforgettable food: honest ingredients, attention to detail, and affection for the sensual pleasures of cooking and eating.Lively and down-to-earth, A Girl and Her Greens features insightful sidebars and tips on April's techniques and charming narratives that reveal her sources of inspiration.
"Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London)From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first appearance in the United States.On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the run-down Hotel du Lion d'Or in the village of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the Great War, The Girl at the Lion d'Or fashions an unbreakable spell of narrative and atmosphere that evokes French masters from Flaubert to Renoir. "This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period."--The Times (London)"I would urge those who appreciated--The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one--. They may well think it superior."--Sunday Telegraph (London)
The author of Conversations with the Fat Girl--optioned for HBO-- returns with the hilarious and heartfelt story of a woman who must learn how to be the heroine of her own life-- a journey that will teach her priceless lessons about love, friendship, family, work, and her own heartAn account executive in a Mad Men world, Anna Wyatt is at a crossroads. Recently divorced, she's done a lot of emotional housecleaning, including a self-imposed dating sabbatical. But now that she's turned forty, she's struggling to figure out what her life needs. Brainstorming to win over an important new client, she discovers a self-help book--Be the Heroine, Find Your Hero--that offers her unexpected insights and leads her to a most unlikely place: a romance writers' conference. If she can sign the Romance Cover Model of the Year Pageant winner for her campaign--and meet the author who has inspired her to take control of her life--she'll win the account. For Anna, taking control means taking chances, including getting to know Sasha, her pretty young colleague on the project, and indulging in a steamy elevator ride with Lincoln Mallory, a dashing financial consultant she meets in the hotel. When the conference ends, Anna and Lincoln must decide if their intense connection is strong enough to survive outside the romantic fantasy they've created. Yet Lincoln is only one of Anna's dilemmas. Now that her campaign is off the ground, others in the office want to steal her success, and her alcoholic brother, Ferdie, is spiraling out of control. To have the life she wants--to be happy without guilt, to be accepted for herself, to love and to be loved, to just be--she has to put herself first, accept her imperfections, embrace her passions, and finally be the heroine of her own story.
A prostitute and an AWOL air force cadet fall in love and try to build a new life in New York City--but they will turn against each other when another man enters the picture It started out innocently enough. Disowned by her God-fearing parents, Honour Mercy Bane takes up a new name--Honey--and a new profession as a prostitute. After just two weeks' work she falls for Richie, a skinny little virgin who's gone AWOL from air force training and looking for a place to hide. Honey takes him to New York City, where a $20 trick draws $200 and the city's power players go gaga for a Southern belle. It's not long before another john decides he loves her, the two men who never minded Honey's work become rivals, and her pleasant little life collapses in a hurricane of drugs, violence, and murderous lust. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
Every woman has a girl crush - that physical and emotional fascination with another intriguing, provocative woman who inspires the thought, "What if?" Girl Crush answers that question with an inspiring range of erotic short stories about women acting on their desire and sometimes getting more than they bargained for. Teresa Lamai offers an erotic take on revenge in "Mirador," when a woman has hate sex in a nightclub bathroom with the person her boyfriend is cheating on her with. In "Getting to Work," David Erlewine writes about a hot young lawyer who has a lot of work to do to make a demanding, sex-craved partner happy. Writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel shows us the unexpected in "Great Lengths," when an unrequited crush finally evolves into something more - and something less. In Girl Crush, what happens next is always a surprise, to straight women, bisexual women, and lesbians alike.
Readers will be touched and inspired by this latest novel from bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel: Beth's world has been torn apart. She cannot figure out how to go on when a car accident claims the lives of her entire family, and she is the only survivor. Things seem to get even worse when she moves in with her aunt and her spoiled cousin, Terri. But with the love and support of her aunt and some unexpected friends, Beth struggles to overcome the despair that threatens to consume her. Will she be able to move past the painful memories without feeling guilty for being a survivor?
Girl Fever is short fiction at its best from rising erotica star Sacchi Green, whose Lesbian Cowboys took the top award at the 2009 Lambda Awards. This big book of lesbian quickies satisfies on every level with stories from top-notch contributors that evoke the heat, the urgency and the "gotta have it" moment of the quickie. There are long-time companions, one night stands, meet-cutes and meet only once stories to fuel your fantasies in this only book of lesbian quickies on the market today.Sudden sex, when your need is too great wait. Sex in planes, trains and automobiles, and roller coasters, carnival rides, elevators, and ferries as well; and if a bed is handy, that's fine too. Shanna Germain's "Answering the Call" shows us games EMTs play in an ambulance, while Victoria Janssen's "The Airplane Story" crams us into the metal-walled bondage of an airliner restroom. Sommer Marsden makes the very best use of "An Hour," Allison Wonderland gets it "Off and On" in under ten minutes, and Tigress Healy offers "Six Minutes or It's Free." But there's more to it than speed, and the sixty-nine pieces in Girl Fever by skilled writers Cheyenne Blue, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Delilah Devlin,
Im not going to lie to you: the last year has been rougher than alligator hide for me and my dad. You see, hes in the hospital in a coma since his accident a year back, wherein he was framed for a terrible crime he didnt commit. Our home, Reward Plantation, had to be sold to pay off his debt to society, so Im stuck living with my uncle Charlie, who, even in the few hours a day when hes sober, aint exactly your ideal parental role model. And I managed to run afoul of Jimmy Simmons, the meanest kid in the sixth grade, and on the last day of school no less. But things just got a bit more interesting. Turns out the new family that moved into Reward Plantation has a daughter named Bee, who is the same age as I am. And shes just as curious about all the No Trespassing signs and holes being dug out by Felony Bay, in the corner of what used to be my home. Seems like someones been poking around a mystery that dates all the way back to the Civil War--and it just might be the same someone who framed my dad. Im Abbey, by the way. Abbey Force. And if it takes all summer, Im going to find out whats happening out on Felony Bay, and maybe even clear my dads name.
A western adventure of love, money, and determined pursuit Captain Westcott receives the news that a wagon train has been raided. Two officers have been wounded and four civilians killed--among the dead is the woman who was traveling to the western frontier to become his wife. Authorities believe that the prize was six thousand dollars, and that the local Arapaho Indians are responsible--a curious assumption given that the greenbacks in this area are the preserve of soldiers, not the tribes. But it soon becomes apparent that there's more to this raid than money. Having no time to lose, Westcott promptly sets out to hunt the band of raiders, on a mission that will contain more surprises than he could ever have expected. Alive with suspense, The Girl from Fort Wicked is a riveting portrayal of America's rugged frontier landscape, its language, and its unusual characters. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Phinn Hawkins is a stable girl happy with mud on her boots and straw in her hair...She's not fooled by eligible bachelor Ty Allardyce's good looks and sinful smile--he's impossibly arrogant and annoying!Ty's a hotshot London financier, pin-striped from tip to toe...And he's bought Phinn's beloved Honeysuckle Farm. He thinks she's quietly packing her bags, but Phinn won't leave without a fight....
An intimate and profoundly moving Jewish family history--a story of displacement, prejudice, hope, despair, and love.In this luminous memoir, award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents and decades, mapping individual lives that diverge and intertwine, vital patterns of struggle and resilience, valued heritage and evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national), converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age. Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing through to the present day, Cohen tracks his family's story of repeated upheaval, from Lithuania to South Africa, and then to England, the United States, and Israel. It is a tale of otherness marked by overt and latent anti-Semitism, but also otherness as a sense of inheritance. We see Cohen's family members grow roots in each adopted homeland even as they struggle to overcome the loss of what is left behind and to adapt--to the racism his parents witness in apartheid-era South Africa, to the familiar ostracism an uncle from Johannesburg faces after fighting against Hitler across Europe, to the ambivalence an Israeli cousin experiences when tasked with policing the occupied West Bank.At the heart of The Girl from Human Street is the powerful and touching relationship between Cohen and his mother, that "girl." Tortured by the upheavals in her life yet stoic in her struggle, she embodies her son's complex inheritance. Graceful, honest, and sweeping, Cohen's remarkable chronicle of the quest for belonging across generations contributes an important chapter to the ongoing narrative of Jewish life.From the Hardcover edition.
A suspenseful debut novel of desire, obsession, power, and vulnerability, in which a crisis of inheritance leads to the downfall of a wealthy family of Persian Jews in early twentieth-century IranFor all his wealth and success, Asher Malacouti--the head of a prosperous Jewish family living in the Iranian town of Kermanshah--cannot have the one thing he desires above all: a son. His young wife, Rakhel, trapped in an oppressive marriage at a time when a woman's worth is measured by her fertility, is made desperate by her failure to conceive, and grows jealous and vindictive.Rakhel's despair is compounded by the pregnancy of her sister-in-law, Khorsheed, and by her husband's growing desire for Kokab, his cousin's wife. Frustrated by his own wife's inability to bear him an heir, Asher makes a fateful choice that will shatter the household and drive Rakhel to dark extremes to save herself and preserve her status within the family.Witnessed through the memories of the family's sole surviving daughter, Mahboubeh, now an elderly woman living in Los Angeles, The Girl from the Garden unfolds the complex, tragic history of the Malacouti family in a long-lost Iran of generations past. Haunting, suspenseful, and inspired by events in the author's own family, it is an evocative and poignant exploration of sacrifice, betrayal, and the indelible legacy of the families that forge us.
Follows the popular children's author from her childhood years in Oregon through high school and into young adulthood, highlighting her family life and her growing interest in writing. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Is "retail therapy" your favorite pastime--even though you really can't afford it? Do you ignore the balance on your credit card statements, vowing to pay them off at some point down the line? Is your debt preventing you from living your dreams--like buying a home or starting a family? If so, girl, it's time to get your credit straight!These days, with easy access to multiple credit cards and glossy advertisements that entice us to spend at every turn, it's all too easy to start racking up debt--and even little slip-ups can lead to real damage over time. In this highly practical follow-up to her bestsellersGirl, Get Your Money Straight!andGirl, Make Your Money Grow!, financial expert Glinda Bridgforth delivers a power-packed plan for paying down debt, repairing your credit score, and securing your financial freedom--along with a future that makes your heart sing. Beginning with simple, engaging exercises to help you assess your spending habits and get clear about what you owe,Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!presents a detailed road map for eliminating debt, one step at a time. You will learn how to: * Devise a system for tracking expenditures, anticipating end-of-month shortfalls, and paying bills on time, every time* Find ways to supplement your income* Consolidate loans to pay off debt faster, decrease stress, and save time and money* Negotiate with your creditors to come up with a payment plan that works for you* Discover the best loans to use for refinancing debt or making major new purchases* Understand how credit bureaus work--and take steps to improve your scoreFilled with Bridgforth's warmhearted wisdom and advice, and complete with worksheets, affirmations, and inspiring stories of African American women who've restored their credit and built new wealth,Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!is a fresh, empowering guide for any woman who wants to say goodbye to debt--for good.
Meet Tweetie Sweet Pea and Peachy Pie, Jacaranda and Rave and Desiree... Meet Lady Ivory and Alabaster Dutchess, who interview their favorite rock star, Nick Agate, only to discover the magic and power in themselves. Meet Tuck Budd, who is happy living in Manhattan with her two moms, Izzy and Anastasia, until she begins to wonder who her father is. Meet La, who faces the loss of her mother with an imaginary androgynous blue friend who lives in her closet. Zingingly bright and dreamily dark, full of wonder and gritty reality, these stories by acclaimed author Francesca Lia Block show the reader that in every girl there truly is a goddess. The cutting-edge author of Weetzie Bat once again breaks new ground with Girl Goddess #9, nine stories about girl goddesses of every age and shape and color and size, wearing combat boots and spiky hair or dressed all in white. One girl has two moms, another has no mother at all but a strange blue skinned creature that lives in her closet. One is a rock star groupie, another loves dancing and reading poetry and having picnics in the backyard when the moon is full. These are stories about girls discovering that the world is not a simple place and that there is more than one way to live'all in Ms. Block's rich, lyrical language that fans have come to adore and that Sassy magazine called 'a dream.'
From invisible PA... Tycoon Cam Hillier requires a suitably attractive young lady to grace his arm at this season's fundraising party, but time is running out. So Cam must turn his attention to the woman right under his nose-his dowdy PA, Liz Montrose. To belle of the ball!'Personal duties' were not in Liz's job description-but, with her little daughter to clothe and feed, she knows she must go above and beyond. But there will be no sensible suits or thick-rimmed glasses to hide behind tonight! Cam's never noticed her before...but all that's about to change!
Figuring out who you are is more than just picking drama club over cheer-leading and Lily isn't the first high school freshman to be a bit confused over who she wants to be. When Lily wins a major role in the school's musical, she sees new ways to fit in, yet still be herself. Plus, Paolo, the totally hot guy who doesn't make fun of her rather vintage John Wayne obsession, is also going to be in the production. The thrill of her new place in school dims when Lily returns to the real drama of her home life. Dangerous men swirl around her needy mother and traumatized older sister and the men who she used to count on are either inconsistent or dead. Lily wishes for someone to stand up and take charge, someone strong just like her movie hero, John Wayne. Writing letters to the dead screen legend, Lily struggles to find someone to believe in, ultimately finding a hero inside herself.
For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool. Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New York scene, and their legacy continues to loom large over the landscape of indie rock and American pop culture. Almost as celebrated as the band's defiantly dissonant sound was the marriage between Gordon and her husband, fellow Sonic Youth founder and lead guitarist Thurston Moore. So when Matador Records released a statement in the fall of 2011 announcing that--after twenty-seven years--the two were splitting, fans were devastated. In the middle of a crazy world, they'd seemed so solid. What did this mean? What comes next? What came before?In Girl in a Band, the famously reserved superstar speaks candidly about her past and the future. From her childhood in the sunbaked suburbs of Southern California, growing up with a mentally ill sibling who often sapped her family of emotional capital, to New York's downtown art and music scene in the eighties and nineties and the birth of a band that would pave the way for acts like Nirvana, as well as help inspire the Riot Grrl generation, here is an edgy and evocative portrait of a life in art. Exploring the artists, musicians, and writers who influenced Gordon, and the relationship that defined her life for so long, Girl in a Band is filled with the sights and sounds of a pre-Internet world and is a deeply personal portrait of a woman who has become an icon.
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