Bucky F cking Dent

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ISBN: 9780374714765
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Bucky F cking Dent in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny is back Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American Novel, and spends the waning days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent. When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of Ted’s youth tries to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from Mariana—the Nuyorican grief counselor with whom Ted promptly falls in love—and a crew of neighborhood old-timers, Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Boston winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of. David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent explores the bonds between fathers and sons and the age-old rivalry between Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with our urgent need to persevere—and risk everything—in the name of love. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the mighty Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tender, insightful, and hilarious novel demonstrates how life truly belongs to the losers, and that the long shots are the ones worth betting on. Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the mirth, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.


Bucky F cking Dent

Filename: bucky-f-cking-dent.pdf
ISBN: 9780374536800
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Farrar, Strauß and Giroux

Download and read online Bucky F cking Dent in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny is back Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American Novel, and spends the waning days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent. When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of Ted’s youth tries to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from Mariana—the Nuyorican grief counselor with whom Ted promptly falls in love—and a crew of neighborhood old-timers, Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Boston winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of. David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent explores the bonds between fathers and sons and the age-old rivalry between Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with our urgent need to persevere—and risk everything—in the name of love. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the mighty Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tender, insightful, and hilarious novel demonstrates how life truly belongs to the losers, and that the long shots are the ones worth betting on. Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the mirth, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.


Bucky F cking Dent

Filename: bucky-f-cking-dent.pdf
ISBN: 9780374110420
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Bucky F cking Dent in PDF and EPUB "A story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, which grapples with our urgent need to persevere--and risk everything--in the name of love"--


The Sound of Seas

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ISBN: 9781476776613
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 304
Author: Gillian Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Sound of Seas in PDF and EPUB From Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin—the final book in their “addictive” (Marie Claire) EarthEnd Saga comes to a thrilling conclusion in a wild story involving time travel, ghosts, alien technology, and strange spiritual powers…the perfect combination for X-Files fans. After discovering the secrets to the Gaalderkhani tiles—ancient computers that house not just memories, but untold destructive force—Caitlin O’Hara’s son gets accidentally thrust back in time. In order to save him she must master the power of the tiles and figure out what the Gaalderkhani’s modern relatives are searching and killing for. Can she put the pieces together and bring her son back home again? In the exciting finale to their acclaimed paranormal series that’s been praised as “a real page-turner” (New York Live) and for “fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child” (Publishers Weekly), Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin pull out all the stops in The Sound of Seas. This is a novel that will not disappoint.


Holy Cow

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ISBN: 9781472225894
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Number of pages: 144
Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Holy Cow in PDF and EPUB Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben Aaronovitch. And anyone who enjoys a witty wisecrack in a novel. Elsie Bovary is a cow and a pretty happy one at that. Until one night, Elsie sneaks out of the pasture and finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer's family gathered around a bright Box God - and what the Box God reveals about something called an 'industrial meat farm' shakes Elsie's understanding of her world to its core. The only solution? To escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig who's recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave turkey who can't fly, but can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport ... Elsie is a wise-cracking, slyly witty narrator; Tom dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians. David Duchovny's charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance the world desperately needs.


A Dream of Ice

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ISBN: 9781476776583
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Number of pages: 304
Author: Gillian Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Dream of Ice in PDF and EPUB From Gillian Anderson, acclaimed actress and X-Files star, and New York Times bestselling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal EarthEnd Saga that Flavorwire called “the dream of nerds everywhere.” After uncovering a mystical link to the ancient civilization of Galderkhaan, child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is left with strange new powers. Suddenly she can heal her young patients with her mind and see things from other places and other times. But as she learns more about her powers, she also realizes that someone is watching her, perhaps hunting her—and using her son to do it. Meanwhile Mikel Jasso, a field agent for a mysterious research organization, is hunting Galderkhaani artifacts in Antarctica. After falling down a crevasse, he discovers that the entire city has been preserved under ice and that the mysterious stone artifacts he’s been collecting are not as primitive as he thought. The stone artifacts are, in fact, advanced computers, keeping the memories, and maybe even the souls of the Galderkhaani people alive. And something has activated them in the present. As Mikel and Caitlin work to uncover the mysteries of the Galderkhaani, they realize that the person hunting Caitlin and the thing that has activated the stones may be one and the same. “Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will find a lot to like” (Publishers Weekly) in the Earthend Saga, and this latest adventure is sure to leave you gasping for breath as Caitlin races against time to save what’s dearest to her heart.


To Assume a Pleasing Shape

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ISBN: 1934414557
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 127
Author: Joseph Salvatore
Publisher: Boa Editions

Download and read online To Assume a Pleasing Shape in PDF and EPUB An exquisitely written, sexually charged debut short story collection by The New York Times Book Review fiction reviewer.


Against Football

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ISBN: 9781612194165
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Number of pages: 160
Author: Steve Almond
Publisher: Melville House

Download and read online Against Football in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Best Seller “Powerful...an important read." —Publishers Weekly New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: • Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? • What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry? • How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game with such searing candor.


Hip Hop Kid

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ISBN: 9781326601171
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Number of pages: 218
Author: Julius Green
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online Hip Hop Kid in PDF and EPUB Mark Ruby is pursuing a career in rapping or hip hop. He's poor and his family is is non existent, he has problems with authority, and like me he wants to succeed with all his might. Mark Ruby tries everything he has to go for his dreams, and hopefully it makes a compelling case for going for yours. My heart is embedded within this book, as it contains an art form which inspired me greatly during my youth and still to this day. The people who inspired me you can find on the internet, people such as Lowkey and Immortal Technique. They are conscious and beautiful spitters of truth. If anyone wants to contact me, please visit [email protected] I'm always willing to listen for advice, and I'm constantly hustling for more, I love this art form not just for venting, not to just show my emotions, but to change the world. Enjoy it, its my soul. Have a good day, and check out anything else I've written.


Chasing the Last Laugh

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ISBN: 9780385536455
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 464
Author: Richard Zacks
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Chasing the Last Laugh in PDF and EPUB From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of Island of Vice and The Pirate Hunter, a rich and lively account of how Mark Twain’s late-life adventures abroad helped him recover from financial disaster and family tragedy—and revived his world-class sense of humor Mark Twain, the highest-paid writer in America in 1894, was also one of the nation’s worst investors. “There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate,” he wrote. “When he can’t afford it and when he can.” The publishing company Twain owned was failing; his investment in a typesetting device was bleeding red ink. After losing hundreds of thousands of dollars back when a beer cost a nickel, he found himself neck-deep in debt. His heiress wife, Livy, took the setback hard. “I have a perfect horror and heart-sickness over it,” she wrote. “I cannot get away from the feeling that business failure means disgrace.” But Twain vowed to Livy he would pay back every penny. And so, just when the fifty-nine-year-old, bushy-browed icon imagined that he would be settling into literary lionhood, telling jokes at gilded dinners, he forced himself to mount the “platform” again, embarking on a round-the-world stand-up comedy tour. No author had ever done that. He cherry-picked his best stories—such as stealing his first watermelon and buying a bucking bronco—and spun them into a ninety-minute performance. Twain trekked across the American West and onward by ship to the faraway lands of Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, India, Ceylon, and South Africa. He rode an elephant twice and visited the Taj Mahal. He saw Zulus dancing and helped sort diamonds at the Kimberley mines. (He failed to slip away with a sparkly souvenir.) He played shuffleboard on cruise ships and battled captains for the right to smoke in peace. He complained that his wife and daughter made him shave and change his shirt every day. The great American writer fought off numerous illnesses and travel nuisances to circle the globe and earn a huge payday and a tidal wave of applause. Word of his success, however, traveled slowly enough that one American newspaper reported that he had died penniless in London. That’s when he famously quipped: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Throughout his quest, Twain was aided by cutthroat Standard Oil tycoon H.H. Rogers, with whom he had struck a deep friendship, and he was hindered by his own lawyer (and future secretary of state) Bainbridge Colby, whom he deemed “head idiot of this century.” In Chasing the Last Laugh, author Richard Zacks, drawing extensively on unpublished material in notebooks and letters from Berkeley’s ongoing Mark Twain Project, chronicles a poignant chapter in the author’s life—one that began in foolishness and bad choices but culminated in humor, hard-won wisdom, and ultimate triumph. From the Hardcover edition.


Before the Wind

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ISBN: 9780307958990
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 304
Author: Jim Lynch
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Before the Wind in PDF and EPUB Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Joshua Johannssen has spent all of his life surrounded by sailboats. His grandfather designed them, his father built and raced them, his Einstein-obsessed mother knows why and how they work (or not). For Josh and his two siblings, their backyard was the Puget Sound and sailing their DNA. But both his sister and brother fled many years ago: Ruby to Africa and elsewhere to do good works on land, and Bernard to god-knows-where at sea, a fugitive and pirate. Suddenly thirty-one, Josh—who repairs boats of all kinds in a Steinbeckian marina south of Seattle—is pained and confused by whatever the hell went wrong with his volatile family. His parents are barely speaking, his mystified grandfather is drinking harder, and he himself—despite an endless and comic flurry of online dates—hasn’t even come close to finding a girlfriend. But when the Johannssens unexpectedly reunite for the most important race in these waters—all of them together on a classic vessel they made decades ago—they will be carried to destinies both individual and collective, and to a heart-shattering revelation. Past and present merge seamlessly and collide surprisingly as Jim Lynch reveals a family unlike any other, with the grace and humor and magic of a master storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.


Thor Vol 2

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ISBN: 0785197850
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Number of pages: 136
Author:
Publisher: Marvel

Download and read online Thor Vol 2 in PDF and EPUB Who is the new Thor? That's the question on everyone's lips. Most especially the original Thor! And now he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith the Dark Elf forges his most dangerous pact yet, and the new Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge: the unstoppable machine of death and destruction that is...the Destroyer! As the battle for the hammer Mjolnir rages on, an unexpected character makes a shocking return - and the new Thor's identity is revealed at last! COLLECTING: THOR 6-8, ANNUAL 1, WHAT IF? (1977) 10


The Green Monster in Left Field

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ISBN: 0590137611
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 92
Author: Dan Gutman
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Download and read online The Green Monster in Left Field in PDF and EPUB Lee Maigam considered himself something of a monster expert and thought it unlikely for a monster to be hanging around a baseball field, but then he met Bigfoot.


The Human Stain

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ISBN: 9781446400531
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Number of pages: 384
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Human Stain in PDF and EPUB 'The work of a genius at full throttle' Sunday Telegraph It is 1998, the year America is plunged into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town a distinguished classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues allege that he is a racist. The charge is unfounded, the persecution needless, but the truth about Silk would astonish even his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman. It is Zuckerman who comes upon Silk's secret, and sets out to unearth his former buried life, piecing the biographical fragments back together. This is against backdrop of seismic shifts in American history, which take on real, human urgency as Zuckerman discovers more and more about Silk's past and his futile search for renewal and regeneration.


La Mu eca Menor

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ISBN: 0940238292
Release Date: 1980*
Number of pages: 4
Author: Rosario Ferré
Publisher:

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