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Seeking The Cool Side of the Pillow
Author: Nicholas D. Newton
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452043930
Pages: 248
Year: 2010-08-04
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The Cool Side of the Pillow is a coming-of-age story that begins with my life among the aristocracy in Mexico, and concludes in a courtroom in El Paso, Texas. Arrested in Mexico City and after three months in prison, I am on the edge of my seat waiting to hear a judge decide my future. Mine was a life of privilege --My British father, a pilot during the First World War, and my beautiful mother are ill-matched, but they have forged a life together in a privileged society. I have no memory of the death of my first-born brother, but I recall vividly the day my younger brother Christopher, who was one year younger and my best friend, died at the age of four. Two weeks later, blaming incompetent doctors, our parents packed up my sister “Billie,” who was six years older, and me, and headed to Los Angeles. My sister figures out her life quite quickly, while I, on the other hand, become, in the words of one teacher, “incorrigible.” In my mind, I am the lonely, bright boy who struggles to form an identity as my parents divorce, and I am moved from a safe and responsible farm life and a one-room schoolhouse, to one of the biggest high schools in Los Angeles. I develop a persona that enables me to manage in a tricky world. Soon I am introduced to the darker realms of society, where I try to create a balance between a normal life of dating and fun hijinks and the almost uncontrollable urges to outwit the system. As one who had learned to cover his fears and anger with a patina of arrogance and callousness, I had to be brought to the absolute edge of terror before I would begin my adult life with an attitude of gratitude and responsibility.
Cool Side of the Pillow
Author: Gill McKnight
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 160282634X
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-08-01
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'Til Death Us Do Part...sometimes. Clara Dearheart works in a funeral parlor and talks to her clients. Her friends and family have watched her suffer after the loss of her partner and urge her to move on, but all Clara wants is to stand still. Bebe Franklin writes terrible soap episodes and needs a career change. Her boss hates her; her friends are sharp as knives; all Bebe wants to do is run. And she does—straight into Clara's calm, ordered, and extraordinary life. For Clara can see ghosts and waits for her dead lover. How can Bebe compete with a love that transcends death, a love that knows no rest? A love that haunts all it touches.
The Cool Side of the Pillow
Author: Charles Lytton
Publisher: Penworthyllc
ISBN: 0985273208
Pages: 200
Year: 2011-11
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Charles Lytton's ability to capture memories from his childhood and enrich them with spellbinding storytelling is back! His first book featured not only tales of growing up along the New River in Southwest Virginia, but recipes that evinced the sights and smells of rural life in the mid 20th century. Readers clamored for more, and in this new book, this professional storyteller is at the top of his game. No recipes, just adventures, and a heartfelt love of the river he calls home.
The Cool Side of the Pillow
Author: Perry Gamsby
Publisher:
ISBN: 0980634628
Pages: 156
Year: 2012-01
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A novel that explores the end of that intimate and personal journey, marriage. It's about a divorce that rips apart two people who at one time both thought the other was their soul mate, their reason for living. When one person wants more than they can ever get from the other, then they seek out someone new, someone who can give them what it is they crave. Like a serpent, they leave their old life behind like a shed skin. The hardest thing for any of us to accept is that some things in this life are beyond our control. Pete Graham is left by his beautiful, sexy young wife Terri for a much richer man. She knows what she wants out of life and how to get it and that means she needs a man who would gladly leave a wife of his own, a wife 15 years his senior and no longer the sexy, alluring older woman she was when he first met her. A woman who feels her age and vulnerability, especially as he left her with more than just a sense of total loss.
The Slaughter Man
Author: Tony Parsons
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125005270X
Pages: 384
Year: 2015-09-22
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British police officer and single father Max Wolfe returns in international bestseller Tony Parsons' next stunning crime novel
Angel Hugs for Cancer Patients
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Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 082720065X
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The Deeper Meaning of Liff
Author: Douglas Adams, John Lloyd
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307238741
Pages: 192
Year: 2005-04-26
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Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8) 1—The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings. 2—The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves. 3—A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off the corners. 4—Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we can’t put on the cover. 5—The marks left on your bottom and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair. 6—God knows what this means 7—For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago. 8—Look it up yourself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Water Ball
Author: J. David Butler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100959
Pages: 621
Year: 2010-10-18
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A keen observer of those about him, in The Water Ball David captures some of the flavor of the times and places in which he has lived, observed, and experienced life s realities: the good and evil that each person inevitably must face as they travel life s road
Wife of the Chef
Author: Courtney Febbroriello
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 030754933X
Pages: 288
Year: 2010-04-21
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Wife of the Chef is at once a no-holds-barred memoir of restaurant life and a revealing look at married life. For Courtney Febbroriello, the two are intertwined. She and her husband own an American bistro in Connecticut. He's the chef, so naturally he gets all the credit. She has the role of keeping things running, but she's the wife, so she remains anonymous or invisible or both. Febbroriello comes front and center here, detailing the everyday challenges she faces—taking over dish-washing duty, bailing waiters out of jail, untangling the immigration laws, cajoling lazy suppliers, handling unreasonable customers, and a host of other emergency duties. She pokes fun at people who take food and wine—and the chef—too seriously, with witty comments on everything from "chef envy" to the much-ballyhooed James Beard Awards. Spiced with a healthy spoonful of feminism and enriched with a cup of humor, Wife of the Chef is the tastiest "dish" of the season. From the Hardcover edition.
The Heartland Experiment
Author: Darold Crist
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462083714
Pages: 224
Year: 2012-01
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In 1864 a group of Union soldiers investigating allegations of slavery paid a surprise visit to the McKenna family's Kansas farmstead. Everyone vanished, never to be seen again. 150 years later, a professor of the paranormal and four of his graduate students investigate the mystery, unprepared for an incredible journey across time.
Tease
Author: Immodesty Blaize
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407027794
Pages: 480
Year: 2009-08-28
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Tiger Starr has risen from nothing to become burlesque's most sensational showgirl... She's bewitched an adoring public and media with her old school Hollywood glamour, hourglass curves and wickedly, sexy stage shows. Tiger's life is a whirlwind of glamour, diamonds, celebrity parties and more than her fair share of suitors. She seems to finally have it all. But though she may have the talents to bring any man - or woman - to their knees, Tiger never lets her friends or lovers get too close. Only now, she's finally ready to take a chance on love... But beneath all the glitz and the feathers, she's hiding more than her modesty. As she prepares for the most important show of her life, it seems somebody is intent on exposing the dark secrets of her carefully guarded past. Unfortunately, there's more than one likely candidate. Is it one of Tiger's discarded lovers? A rival showgirl? Or even her jealous sister? As her world starts to unravel, Tiger will have to fight for survival, by delivering the performance of her life...
The Book of (Even More) Awesome
Author: Neil Pasricha
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514221
Pages: 400
Year: 2011-04-28
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IT ONLY GETS AWESOMER Neil Pasricha of 1000awesomethings.com presents a brand-new collection of things that make you go AWESOME!... When a baby falls asleep on you The first couple hours of the road trip The smell of Play-Doh The sound of snow crunching under your boots
Hope for a Cool Pillow
Author: Margaret Overton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1937402908
Pages: 196
Year: 2016-03-01
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A timely, passionate argument for planning end-of-life care. This is a powerful short book that combines Dr. Overton's rare frontline reportage on common end-of-life practices with her professional frustration at Harvard's highest (and most disconnected) level of health care discourse -- as well as her insight into her own family experience. Overton is an acclaimed memoirist, and this timely polemic is in perfectly in tune with a hot-button political topic and new rules in Medicare practices.
Every Day I Fight
Author: Stuart Scott, Larry Platt
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: 1101983175
Pages: 308
Year: 2016-01-05
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Shortly before he passed away in January 2015, much-loved U.S. sports commentator Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir. It was both a labour of love and a love letter to life itself. Not only did Stuart relate his personal story, he shared his intimate struggles to keep his story going. Struck by appendicular cancer in 2007, Stuart battled this rare disease with tenacity and vigour. He wanted to be there for his daughters as an immutable example of determination and courage. Every Day I Fight is a saga of love and an inspiration to us all.
The Other Side of the Pillow
Author: Zane
Publisher:
ISBN: 1410474240
Pages: 437
Year: 2015-01-07
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Burned by love in the past, Jemistry Daniels has decided to have strictly physical relationships, until Dr. Tevin Harris, who has his own relationship scars, asks her out after a poetry slam.