Tiny Confessions

The Secret Thoughts of Dogs, Cats and Everything

Author: Christopher Rozzi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 743

Ever wonder what your dachshund, bulldog, great dane, or tabby cat are *really* thinking? Wonder no more, because artist and comedian Christopher Rozzi has channeled the innermost thoughts of canines and felines (along with the occasional rabbit or robot) and painted their portraits with great affection and humor. Garnering attention and raves from Flavorwire, Laughing Squid, Fab.com, and elsewhere, Tiny Confessions has attracted a growing fan base among pet lovers, art lovers, and anyone with a good sense of humor. In this endearing and very funny collection of color portraits, candid pets will reveal insights including: "What you see as dancing is just me desperately scrambling to earn ham." "That mess I made is my way of thanking you for my awesome name." "I forgot where I buried that thing that you loved."

Indefensible

A Novel

Author: Lee Goodman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 127

“Complex and intelligent, fantastically well-plotted” (New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart), this taut legal thriller follows the trail of a man determined to protect his community—and his family—at any cost. Sometimes a simple walk in the woods can lead you down the deadliest of trails… When birdwatcher Cassandra Randall stumbles upon two men digging what appears to be a grave in a state park, she immediately reports it to the authorities. Federal prosecutor Nick Davis is initially incredulous about her claims, but he agrees to investigate. To his surprise, the far-fetched account turns up a body, and Nick is drawn into a case that will shake both his morals and his personal life to their very core. One body quickly leads to another. The danger Cassandra has uncovered is just the beginning of a game of deadly stakes that implicates small-time drug dealers, petty thieves turned murderers, domestic abuse perpetrators, child pornographers, the highest offices of the legal system…and a criminal who is closer to Davis than he can even imagine.

The Masked Truth

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 229

They want her dead - but this time, she won't hide. A few months ago, Riley Vasquez was caught up in a horrific murder. Now everyone around her thinks she's a hero. Riley isn't so sure. Meanwhile British army brat Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal. The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with 'issues'. But that's exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know that if they can't get out, they'll be next. They'll have to work together - but first they'll have to trust each other with their deepest secrets.

Silenced Voices

Hungarian Plays from Transylvania

Author: Csilla Bertha

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 282

View: 316

Five plays from Transylvania

Dublin’s Lost Heroines – Mammies and Grannies in a Vanished City

An Oral History of Women in Dublin’s Inner City

Author: Kevin C. Kearns

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 750

Dublin’s Lost Heroines is a masterly work of oral history by the acclaimed author of the bestselling Dublin Tenement Life, Kevin C. Kearns. In Dublin’s Lost Heroines, Kearns presents the voices of working-class Dublin women with dignity, emotion and gravity. By combining first-hand accounts with his uniquely engaging commentary, Kearns creates a vivid portrayal of the hardships, suffering and true grace of the women who held society together amidst poverty and disease. This book is a very moving record of how these women of the Dublin tenements lived and died amidst chronic unemployment, poverty and disease. Based on interviews conducted during annual visits to Dublin extending over thirty years, he has drawn together a unique picture of the suffering and true grace of these Dublin women in the old slums. The slums of Dublin were among the worst in Europe. Imposing Georgian houses, originally built as elegant homes for the rich in the eighteenth century, fell into the hands of avaricious and pitiless landlords who filled them to bursting point with the desperate and impoverished urban poor, with up to twenty family members to a room in places. Conditions were often unspeakably vile, with massive over-crowding and utterly inadequate sanitation. Yet out of these dreadful tenements families were reared, households kept together and human dignity maintained. As with most impoverished societies, this was overwhelmingly the work of the women, the mammies and grannies of the Dublin slums whose voices course through this remarkable book. They tell of how they lived, of the difficulties they faced, of the grinding poverty, the unemployment, the fecklessness of their men folk, and always of their heroic struggle to maintain the basic decencies of human life in inhuman conditions. Dublin’s Lost Heroines: Table of Contents Introduction Section One Tending to Home and Family Making Ends Meet “You Must Have Your Roof” “Bejaysus, They Had Pride” Section Two “Like Young Lambs to the Slaughter” “You Made Your Bed, You Lie In It” “Babies by the Bundle” Section Three Unwed Mothers — “Unfortunate Girls” “Little Mothers” Grannies — The Grandest Mothers “Mother Church” Section Four Delights and Diversions A Ma Made Christmas Section Five Losing Young Ones — A Mother’s Heartbreak Drugs — A Mother’s Dread Solace for the Worn and Weary Section Six Sons’ and Daughters’ Memories of Ma Section Seven When Mammies Die Notes Bibliography

Reed Brothers Boxed Set 18 BOOKS! Bundle

Author: Tammy Falkner

Publisher: Night Shift Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 308

FULL REED BROTHERS SERIES including: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} 1. Tall, Tatted, and Tempting 2. Smart, Sexy and Secretive 3. Calmly, Carefully, Completely 4. Just Jelly Beans and Jealousy 5. Finally Finding Faith 6. Reagan’s Revenge and Ending Emily’s Engagement 7. Maybe Matt’s Miracle 8. Proving Paul’s Promise 9. Only One 10. Beautiful Bride 11. Zip, Zero, Zilch 12. Christmas with the Reeds 13. Good Girl Gone 14. While We Waited 15. Holding Her Hand 16. Yes, You 17. Always April 18. I’m In It This set has a value of over $53.00 if purchased individually.

Reflections

Author: Poetry by Kate Bygrave

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 39

View: 553

Well firstly let me thank you for buying my book, it means a lot to me and I hope you enjoy it. I started writing poems when I was about 8 years old; I produced my own poetry book at the age of 9, made copies and handed them out around my primary school. Moving into my secondary school days I lost the excitement for writing poetry and began to write short stories about weird and wonderful worlds. Despite obviously being into writing at a very young age, this slipped my mind when deciding a subject to study at university as I went on to get a 2.1 in Forensic Science. Now living in London I have re-kindled my love for writing resulting in this light poetry book written as I reflected over my life thus far. Enjoy.

Jackal's Dance

Author: Beverley Harper

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 237

'Agony exploded in her knee. She staggered, tried to keep going, then nearly fell as a shocking pain rushed up her leg. Confusion and fear swamped her senses, escape suddenly essential. The tuskless cow turned and hobbled away, each step agonising torture. Her front right knee joint had been shattered by the single copper-jacketed bullet. Man, her hated enemy, had just handed out a death sentence. . .' As the rangers and staff of a luxury lodge in Etosha National Park, Namibia welcome the last guests of the season, thoughts are predominantly on the three-month break ahead. Except for Sean, who is fighting his growing attraction for the manager's wife, Thea. Camping in the park nearby, Professor Eben Kruger has his work cut out keeping the attention of the university students in his charge on the behavioural habits of the cunning jackal. None of them could ever be prepared for the horrendous events about to take place. Each will be pushed to breaking point as the quest for survival becomes the only thing that matters. Shocking, gripping, breathtaking. Beverley Harper's outstanding new novel is a guaranteed bestseller.

The book against God

Author: James Wood

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 372

Thomas Bunting, the charming, chaotic, and deeply untruthful narrator of James Wood's wonderful first novel, is in despair. His marriage is disintegrating, and his academic career is in ruins: instead of completing his philosophy PhD (still unfinished after seven years), he is secretly writing what he hopes will be his masterwork, a vast atheistic project he has privately entitled 'THE BOOK AGAINST GOD'. But when his father is suddenly taken ill Thomas returns home, to the tiny village in the north of England where he grew up, and where his father still works as a parish priest. Thomas hopes that at home he may finally be able to communicate honestly with his father, a brilliant and formidable Christian example, and sort out his wayward life. But Thomas is a chronic liar, as well as an atheist, and he finds, instead, that once at home he only falls back into the disastrous and evasive patterns of his childhood years. James Wood's novel brings a new comic voice to British fiction - edgy, lyrical, intellectual and passionate. THE BOOK AGAINST GOD explores questions of belief and unbelief, truth and lies, the relation of father and son, and husband and wife, in a tone that is at once poignant and funny. Above all, it introduces readers to the irrepressible presence of its narrator, Thomas Bunting, liar, doubter, and the strangest philosopher in contemporary fiction.

Once upon a time

a true story

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 368

The celebrity artist and designer recreates the glamour and terror of her childhood when she became a legend as the "poor little rich girl" during a notorious custody trial and vividly depicting the adults who loved and battled over her