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So Anyway

Author : John Cleese
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A candid and brilliantly funny memoir... ...of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed comedy legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appearance at St Peter’s Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python. Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese’s thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.

So Anyway A Search for Cool

Author : Sam Trumpold
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A story of bullies and victims and finding a way to get even, this story has been told a million times. This time it involves family, but not how you might think. Is it right to get revenge when it might break your sister’s heart?

So Anyway

Author : Wendy Harmer
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Whodunit and Who s the Big Idea Anyway

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Elements Unlimited

Author : Brian Swingle
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Author : Clifford Chase
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After suffering decades of brutal neglect, Winkie, a mangy old teddy bear, realises that he can actually move. He jumps out the window, and takes to the forest. But just as he is discovering the joys and wonders of mobility, self-determination, even love, Winkie's luck ends. Discovered by the military, who instantly conclude that he is the evil mastermind behind dozens of terrorist attacks, Winkie is brought to trial. In this War against Terror the prosecution will stop at nothing to get a conviction. Scathingly funny, and not a little weird, Winkie brilliantly exposes the cruel absurdities of our age and explores what it means to be human in an increasingly barbaric world.

Tell Them So

Author : Jackie Baters
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About Tell Them So Just before Hannah Miller died, she expressed to her daughter Darcy that she regretted not having done more to help the needy and hurting people of the world. Darcy was to discover in the weeks and months to come that her mother had made a far greater impact on the world than either of them realized. What she didn’t know was just how much that impact was yet to be felt. Anyone who reads this moving and heart-warming story will come away with a greater appreciation for those who have blessed their lives.

The Sky So Big and Black

Author : John Barnes
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At the end of the twenty-first century, Earth is under the control of a single intelligence, the apparently benign One True. Mars, meanwhile, is slowly terraforming, and the human settlers there are still free of One True's control...but they need a pressure suits to survive outside, and it will be a century or more before the planet's fit for terrestrial life. Terpsichore Murray is growing up on Mars. She wants to quit school and become, like her father, an ecoprospector. He has other ideas: he wants her to stay in school. He does want her along on his next long trip but only to conduct a group of younger kids from the highlands at Mars's equator back to school in Wells City. What happens next will change Terpsichore, will change Mars, and will open the door to a new chapter in the history of intelligent beings in the solar system . . . all of them. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Our Black and White Babies

Author : Carol Butler
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Our black-and-white babies have meant so much to my husband and me, and we feel really blessed to have had them find us. And yes, you might say we have found one another, and I think we all know what a stray animal means and how they live. If anyone has a heart, then no animal should be put out in the streets to get by the best they can. But there are people out there. These babies were born in the bean and cornfields. The three have survived on their own and have not been touched by human hands till we found one another. We both are very blessed to have them come our way. We will continue to care for them and laugh many, many times a day because of them. We love them so much, and they have truly enlightened us in more ways than I could begin to say.

Corbett Mack

Author : Michael Hittman
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This is the compelling yet disturbing story of Corbett Mack (1892-1974), an opiate addict who was a member of the Nuumuu (Numa), or Northern Paiute. The Northern Paiute are best known as the people who produced Wovoka, the Ghost Dance prophet whose revitalistic teachings swept the Indian world in the 1890s. Mack is from the generation following the collapse of the Ghost Dance religion, a generation of Nomogweta or "half-breeds" (also called "stolen children")-Paiute of mixed ancestry who were raised in an increasingly bicultural world and who fell into virtual peonage to white (often Italian) potato farmers. Around the turn of the century, the use of opium became widespread among the Paiute, adopted from equally victimized Chinese laborers with whom they worked closely in the fields. The story of Corbett Mack is an uncompromising account of a harsh and sometimes traumatic life that was typical of an entire generation of Paiute. It was a life born out of the turmoil and humiliation of an Indian boarding school, troubled by opiate addiction, bound to constant labor in the fields, yet nonetheless made meaningful through the perseverance of Paiute cultural traditions. Michael Hittman is chairman of the Anthropology and Sociology Department and a professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn. He is the author of Wovoka and the Ghost Dance: A Sourcebook and A Numa History: The Yerington Paiute Tribe.

The Evil Busters Chronicles Complete Saga

Author : R. J. Bavister
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An Altogether New Book of Top Ten Lists

Author : David Letterman
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A collection of 169 of David Letterman's top-ten lists includes Orville Redenbacher's Top Ten Most Horrifying Secrets, Top Ten Mafia Euphemisms for Death, Top Ten Signs that Your Bank Is Failing, Top Ten Freak Accidents on the Today Show Set, and others

Pragmatic Markers in Oral Narrative

Author : Montserrat González
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This book presents the multifunctional nature of pragmatic discourse markers in English and Catalan oral narratives from the point of view of text linguistics and contrastive analysis. It is argued that English and Catalan markers are distributed and operate differently at four different levels in the varied discourse structures of the text, i.e. at the ideational, the rhetorical, the sequential, and the inferential levels. The results confirm the distinctions in functional-systemic levels, and indicate that the nature of the two languages has a direct influence on the presence and nature of markers in the texts. The study is built up on a corpus of English and Catalan elicited narratives of native speakers, adopting the sociolinguistic "Labovian" framework adapted to the situation of educated adults.The study results in a better understanding of the contribution of pragmatic markers to the organization and the interpretation of oral texts, bringing insights from relevance and cognitive approaches to text structure, and moving from descriptive to theoretical levels of analysis and discussion.

The Adulteress and the Murderer

Author : Clyde G. Schultz
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Too often people look for any excuse to justify their terrible things they do and thus, do not have to take full responsibilities for their actions, this is a story about adultery and murder. Marry Novack didn't know why she was unsatisfied with her husband Paul, and found herself in the arms of other men. Her husband, Paul Novack, did not turn his back on her for her transgressions but should have. Mary was not aware she suffered from multiple personality disorders. But did Paul, in fact, use his logging profession to rid himself of his cheating spouse? There were three motives: hate, revenge, and money. Did Paul feel that he was driven to be a murderer?

Good Practice Student s Book

Author : Marie McCullagh
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My True North

Author : Bridget Whitely
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Ann Moore has been a police officer most of her adult life. She is very good at what she does and enjoys it a great deal, until she finds herself investigating one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, the murder of her own husband. Ann finds herself becoming self absorbed into the investigation of his death uncovering information that, even she, had no idea had been a part of his past. My True North is one of the greater police investigations combined with a love story that will captivate every readers attention.

Welcome to My Planet

Author : Shannon Olson
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Life just isn't The Love Boat for nearly-thirty Shannon, the tongue-in-cheek heroine of Welcome to My Planet. Credit cards don't pay themselves, no obvious mate has appeared with her name pinned to his collar, and a job doing new-product research for a fledgling software company doesn't quite make ends meet in the meaning-of-life department. Then there's the loser boyfriend, another boyfriend, her therapist, and unforgettably, Shannon's mom, Flo, with her unrecognizable leftover casseroles and quirky advice for her daughter. In a fit of debt and with a bruised heart, Shannon moves back home to witness the day-to-day tremors of her parents' own marriage. This is a dark-and-light tale-freshly witty and poignant-told by a young woman with a universal touch.

Fatal Light

Author : Richard Currey
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A devastating portrait of war in all its horror, brutality, and mindlessness, this extraordinary novel is written in beautifully cadenced prose. A combat medic in Vietnam faces the chaos of war, set against the tranquil scenes of family life back home in small-town America. This young man's rite of passage is traced through jungle combat to malaria-induced fever visions to the purgatory of life in military-occupied Saigon. After returning home from war to stay with his grandfather, he confronts his own shattered personal history and the mysterious human capacity for renewal.

Hunted Hunters

Author : M. G. Marzen
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Hunted Hunters is an action packed adventure story featuring Mountain Climbing, Cliff Dancing, Hang Gliding, Boating and Murder; with a Constitutional, Save Freedom of Speech, twist. Our heros, Mickey Swift and Marie Sweet team up as Photographer and Investigative Reporter to get a story about a phony Animal Rescue Shelter operating under a Government Tax Exemption Grant. Marie got the story lead from the director of the California FBI Bureau Office. Paul Du Pree, Maries spurned ex, fed her the info in an attempt to win back her affections. Paul was bound and determined to control her life with the story leads he knew she needed. Unbeknown to Mick; he was standing in Pauls way. The Animal Shelter was privately guarded and well hid behind Cal Con Labs and a National Forest. Cal Con Labs was in its self a clandestine operation. They were in the process of formulating synthetic drugs and testing the drugs on teen runaways and child laborers in an experimental confined study. While investigating, they run into some Crazed CEOs who have a passion for slaughtering caged wild animals for their own amusement and Blood Thirsty Business Rituals. Dangers multiply swiftly when Marie is caught off-guard while snooping around. Mick becomes emotionally distraught at the thought of losing his lover and mate; while his animal instincts take control of his body and mind. Micks instincts and the fresh mountain air wasnt the only thing affecting him. He also discovers a spring in the forest he labeled, Hummingbird Valley; but even in the Garden of Eden there were unknown dangers! Author's Event: Author of Hunted Hunters and Suicide Strap M.G. Marzen is having a speaking engagement for the College of Complexes on December 5th, 2009 at the Lincoln Restaurant, 4008 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL. He will be performing his award-winning one act play, The Constitutional Argument and will be presenting information about his two books mentioned above. Book signings will then follow afterwards. For more information, please email [email protected]

Nursing as an Aesthetic Praxis

Author : Marina Tucakovic Ph D.
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Nursing as an Aesthetic Praxis is a work into how we be, approached through narratives of nursing. As an inquiry it is both phenomenological and metaphysical as they relate to being. Being is unfolded as a process by which and through which we create and recreate ourselves for the purpose of consciously knowing that which we already are. Dis-ease is positioned as one result of how we be in this process, that as an act of ongoing creation can be recreated. To come to this place of knowing is to begin to know Love. In this way, Nursing as an Aesthetic Praxis is really a love story, a story about a way to love that when known by nurses will enable nursing to be an art of healing.