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Author : M. Sterling Jones
language : en
Release Date : 2011-06-01
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Jimmy wanted to be a race car driver from the time he was a tiny egg in the pond. As a full-grown frog he discovered that living your dreams is sometimes about learning to take what life gives you and use your experience to do something great. In the end he is able to look back on his life with a smile because he never gave up.
Author : Gloria Norris
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2016-01-05
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Gloria Norris’s KooKooLand is a memoir written on the edge of a knife blade. Chilling, intensely moving, and darkly funny, it cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family, and announces the arrival of a startlingly original voice. Gloria Norris grew up in the projects of Manchester, New Hampshire with her parents, her sister, Virginia, and her cat, Sylvester. A snapshot might show a happy, young family, but only a dummkopf would buy that. Nine-year-old Gloria is gutsy and wisecracking. Her father, Jimmy, all dazzle and danger, is often on the far side of the law and makes his own rules—which everyone else better follow. Gloria’s mom, Shirley, tries not to rock the boat, Virginia unwisely defies Jimmy, and Gloria fashions herself into his sidekick—the son he never had. Jimmy takes Gloria everywhere. Hunting, to the racetrack, to slasher movies, and to his parents’ dingy bar—a hole in the wall with pickled eggs and pickled alkies. But it is at Hank Piasecny’s gun shop that Gloria meets the person who will change her life. While Hank and Jimmy trade good-humored insults, Gloria comes under the spell of Hank’s college-age daughter, Susan. Brilliant, pretty, kind, and ambitious, Susan is everything Gloria longs to be—and can be, provided she dreams big and aces third grade like Susan tells her to. But, one night, a brutal act changes the course of all their lives. The story that unfolds is a profound portrait of how violence echoes through a family, and through a community. From the tragedy, Gloria finds a way to carve out a future on her own terms and ends up just where she wants to be. Gripping and unforgettable, KooKooLand is a triumph.
Author : Allan George Cole
language : en
Publisher: Allan Cole
Release Date : 2006
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Addison Mizner Flagler Titus Broward MacGregor has roots buried deep in Florida soil, and given his choice he'd spend his days enjoying the sand and surf and the pleasures of Boca Raton. Unfortunately, too many years on the dark side as a CIA operative have given him a need to help when no one else will. When his housekeeper's granddaughter is kidnapped, it's a given Mac will step in. Before too long he's a target for a pair of ruthless, if somewhat clumsy, killers whose one assignment is to make sure he doesn't live long enough to discover a secret plan, condoned by the CIA, to use kidnapped children as bribes to gain the cooperation of third-world dictators. Time is running out as Mac enlists the help of his frog-obsessed cousing, Mad Albert, to track down the kidnapper's lair before the children are shipped offshore to a fate straight out of a horror movie.
Author : Mark Dapin
language : en
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date : 2015-10-21
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Thirteen-year-old David is confused. Staying in Bondi with his grandparents, his mum seems to have abandoned him to run off with her lover. David's grandfather, Jimmy, spends his days at the local RSL grumbling with his three best friends, all of them Jewish-Australian survivors of the Thai-Burma Railway. But underneath their playful bickering and witty one-liners, Jimmy and his friends are afflicted by the ghosts of long-dead comrades. The only person Jimmy can confide in is a thirteen-year-old from a different world, a boy trying to make sense of his future and the daunting business of growing up. 'A little masterpiece of comedy and torment.' The Australian, 'Books of the Year' 'A literary cocktail of rare originality . . . The writing has real freshness . . . the story glides effortlessly from an intriguing start to a heart-warming resolution . . . Dapin impresses with the understated authority of his storytelling.' The Telegraph (UK) 'Every now and then you can run across a writer who does a little magic. They take something that almost everyone thinks they know something about, re-examine it from a completely unexpected direction and present the reader with a whole new take on their expectations . . . Mark Dapin has pulled off a deeply human, but particularly Australian, bit of magic.' Courier-Mail 'Dapin is funny, poignant, vibrantly witty and his novel is a treat from its elegiac opening to its bitter, unexpected close.' Canberra Times 'Strikingly original, [this is] a novel of war and its terrible legacies that eschews sentimentality, that is full of uniquely funny and wonderfully human characters, and is also profoundly moving and honourable. The voices are vivid, complex, authentic and richly democratic. This is a remarkably strong book.' Christos Tsiolkas 'Destined for classic status in every sense of the word. It is powerful, poignant, moving, tragic and intensely distressing. It is a feast of a story which will almost simultaneously move you to tears and bring a smile to your face . . . Buy, beg, borrow or steal this novel. You won't regret it.' ABC Radio Brisbane 'Dapin's achievement is to bring the past to life through memorable moments and characters in whom one can believe. The use of comedy to juxtapose the brutality of war is well measured, leading to a resolution with the past and a kind of grace for those in the present.' Sydney Morning Herald 'A compassionate, subtle and darkly humorous novel about a complex subject - it deals with male psychology and the architecture of historical wounds terrifically well.' Judges for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize 'Dapin richly and disquietingly combines the voices and viewpoints of Jimmy, a survivor of Japanese captivity on the Burma railway, and his grandson David, who has been abandoned by his parents in Sydney, in 1990. One of the most original of fictional depictions of Jewish-Australian life, this is also a fresh account of brutality and resistance in time of war. Dapin's command of the vernacular invigorates every page of a bold and satisfying novel.' Judges for theAge Book of the Year award
Author : Perry Blair
language : en
Release Date : 1981-12-01
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This story began in bed, on the eve of Easter, when my son asked me, “Daddy, why are eggs colored?”; followed by another question, “Why does the Easter bunny bring them, and not the chicken?” I felt then, as I do now, that not only my boy wanted to know, but other children as well, the truth about Easter.
language : en
Release Date : 1983
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Author : Andromeda Romano-Lax
language : en
Publisher: Soho Press
Release Date : 2016-03-01
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From the author of The Spanish Bow comes a lush, harrowing novel based on the real life story of Rosalie Rayner Watson, one of the most controversial scientists—and mothers—of the 20th century “The mother begins to destroy the child the moment it’s born,” wrote the founder of behaviorist psychology, John B. Watson, whose 1928 parenting guide was revered as the child-rearing bible. For their dangerous and “mawkish” impulses to kiss and hug their child, “most mothers should be indicted for psychological murder.” Behave is the story of Rosalie Rayner, Watson’s ambitious young wife and the mother of two of his children. In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College, Rayner was ready to make her mark on the world. Intelligent, beautiful, and unflappable, she won a coveted research position at Johns Hopkins assisting the charismatic celebrity psychologist John B. Watson. Together, Watson and Rayner conducted controversial experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs—and recast the sparkling young Rosalie Rayner, scientist and thinker, as Mrs. John Watson, wife and conflicted, maligned mother, just another “woman behind a great man.” With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a provocative fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose work influenced generations of Americans, and whose legacy has been lost in the shadow of her husband’s. In turns moving and horrifying, Behave is a richly nuanced and disturbing novel about science, progress, love, marriage, motherhood, and what all those things cost a passionate, promising young woman.