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Up in the Air

Up in the Air

A Novel

  • Author: Walter Kirn
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9781400033249
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Ryan Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor–he fires people–has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls “Airworld,” finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation sitting on his boss’s desk, and the hope of a job with a mysterious consulting firm, Ryan Bingham is agonizingly close to his ultimate goal, his Holy Grail: one million frequent flier miles. But before he achieves this long-desired freedom, conditions begin to deteriorate. With perception, wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social observation with an acute sense of the psychic costs of our rootless existence, and confirms Walter Kirn as one of the most savvy chroniclers of American life.

The Seed Buried Deep (The Expedition trilogy, Book 2)

The Seed Buried Deep (The Expedition trilogy, Book 2)

True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth

  • Author: Jason Lewis
  • Publisher: BillyFish Books LLC
  • ISBN: 0984915540
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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“This tightly written tale rollicks along at a great pace.”—FINANCIAL TIMES When adventurer Jason Lewis regained consciousness beside a busy Colorado highway, lower limbs shattered by a hit-and-run driver, he knew he was lucky to be alive. But would he ever walk again, let alone finish crossing North America by inline skates? So begins part two of The Expedition, a stirring saga of hope, determination, and the kindness of strangers as Jason, taken in by the people of Pueblo, spent nine months in rehabilitation, legs pieced together with metal rods, before returning to the spot he was run over and continuing on. Inspired by the journey, others sought to join, including a middle-aged mother-cum-schoolteacher yearning to see the world. For the expedition wasn’t just a line on a map. The real expedition was the seed buried deep in the heart of anyone who has ever dreamed of knowing what lies beyond their valley, and of embarking upon a grand adventure to find out… * * ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and winner of the National Indie Excellence Award * * “Magnificent!”—THE DAILY MAIL “An adventure of two lifetimes.”—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE “The Expedition speaks powerfully of a reality most people need to hear. It takes noble thinking on behalf of the planet, a love for life, and a soul full of dreams to accomplish a truly great journey.”—LES STROUD, Survivorman “A catalogue of hair-raising adventures.”—PRESS ASSOCIATION “The perfect blend of action, tragedy, humor and suspense. In the first chapter alone. A must read.”—ADVENTURE CYCLIST “We need the Lewises of this life. It is good to know that such people exist, have always existed, doubtless always will exist. It does our hearts good to hear about them.”—THE LONDON TIMES “An unputdownable page turner. It’s a 21st Century Odyssey full of grit and terrifying escapes told with wonderful humor at a breakneck pace.”—SIR CHRIS BONINGTON, mountaineer

The Book of Siavon

The Book of Siavon

  • Author: Jessica Eppley
  • Publisher: Booktango
  • ISBN: 1468925962
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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The ruby child's journey continues into the Talla Muro— the Tail of Murias, a chain of islands gripped by storm and plagued by pirates. Hiding in a murky sea, the emotionally tortured mermaid Sorka seeks vengeance on those on land for their errant ways and sets her sights on Alder as a potential new mate. In order to make it out of the Talla Muro alive, Keavy and her allies must gain favor with the mistrustful crew of the vessel, Serpentine in hopes that they will join them in their fight against an evil driven by both hate and love. New friends join the group as old ones leave, and it is here that Tulley is revisited by the ghosts of his past and the life he hoped to abandon many years ago.

The Hasty Papers

The Hasty Papers

  • Author: Alfred Leslie,David Lehman
  • Publisher: Host Publications, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0924047127
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 255
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Cultural Writing. This expanded version of THE HASTY PAPERS is a seamless vision of the literary, artistic, political and cultural concerns of the 20th century, concerns that still engage us today and lead us into the future. This oversized archival edition (11" x 14 1/2") includes nearly 400 photographs, drawings and paintings, along with 5 plays (Aristophanes, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Terry Southern, Derek Walcott), 16 poems (Kenneth Koch's is 104 stanzas), Fidel Castro's famous 1960 United Nations speech (uncut), along with the complete United States response, a full length novel on hashish, an epistolary novel-of-sorts, an examination of the paintings of Hitler, Churchill and Eisenhower and more.

Phoenix Noir

Phoenix Noir

  • Author: Patrick Millikin
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • ISBN: 1936070413
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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“Patrick Millikin...as if to prove his witty claim that 'sunshine is the new noir,' offers one superb specimen, 'Whiteout on Van Buren,' in which [author] Don Winslow makes skillful use of a city street at high noon to provide the perfect metaphor for life and death.”—New York Times Book Review Brand-new stories by: Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte. Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale. As a freelance writer, his articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Publishers Weekly, Firsts Magazine, Paradoxa, Yourflesh Quarterly, and other publications. Millikin currently lives in central Phoenix.

High Priest

High Priest

  • Author: Timothy Leary
  • Publisher: Ronin Publishing
  • ISBN: 1579511600
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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Timothy Leary, the visionary Harvard psychologist who became a guru of the 1960s counterculture, reentered as an icon of new edge cyberpunks. HIGH PRIEST chronicles 16 psychedelic trips taken in the days before LSD was made illegal. The trip guides or "High Priests" include Aldous Huxley, Gordon Wasson, William S. Burroughs, Godsdog, Allen Ginsberg, Ram Dass, Ralph Metzner, Willy (a junkie from New York City), Huston Smith, Frank Barron, and others. The scene was Millbrook, a mansion in Upstate New York, that was the Mecca of Psychedellia during the 1960s, and of the many luminaries of the period who made a pilgrimage there to trip with Leary and his group, The League for Spiritual Discovery. Each chapter includes an I-Ching reading, a chronicle of what happened during the trip, marginalia of comments, quotations, and illustrations. A fascinating window into an era. This edition includes a Foreword by Allen Ginsberg, an introduction by Timothy Leary about the intergenerational counterculture, and illustrations by Howard Hallis.

Buster's Book

Buster's Book

Family Voices to and from the Front, Wwi, Wwii, Korea, and Vietnam

  • Author: Donald Junkins
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475944438
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 642
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Providing insight in a family’s history against the backdrop of major world wars, Buster’s Book offers a collection of more than a thousand letters exchanged during the twentieth century as young men provided service to their country. In this memoir, author Donald Junkins has compiled letters, diaries, interviews, recollections, and photographs of the family’s participants in both world wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. This fascinating historical record includes the stories of a variety of escapades: from single-handedly opening an eight-year-old Nazi prison camp; to B-24 air forays from New Guinea in which an aerial gunner shot down two Japanese Zero planes; and to the rescue in Korea of wounded men stalled in a jeep in the middle of a freezing river that culminated in the awarding of the Silver Star. Buster’s Book reflects both the lives of a middle-class American family during these years and the daily activities of two generations of young American men at war.

The Pennsylvania Weather Book

The Pennsylvania Weather Book

  • Author: Ben Gelber
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813530567
  • Category: History
  • Page: 269
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The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.

The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle)

The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle)

  • Author: Louis L'Amour
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 030780755X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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One of the most popular fictional creations of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is also one of Louis L’Amour’s crowning achievements—and these two magnificent novels are proof . Sackett A drifter by circumstance, William Tell Sackett hungered for a place he couldn’t name but knew he had to find. South of the Tetons, through a keyhole pass, he found it: a lonely yet beautiful valley—with a fortune in gold. Then he found an even greater treasure: Ange Kerry, a courageous and resourceful woman. But the harsh ways it takes to protect his claim—and their lives—may be the one thing that drives Ange away. The Daybreakers Orrin Sackett had to be pushed into a fight. But Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble. The night Tye stepped between his brother and a bullet changed them both forever. Now their trail pointed west, to a lawless frontier town called Sante Fe. Orrin took the job of marshal, while Tye commanded respect without a badge. When a loose end from their past turns up, one brother will be forced to revert to his old ways—if the other’s dreams are to be realized.…

Shiloh Season

Shiloh Season

  • Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442486635
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 128
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Marty gets to keep Shiloh! He wasn’t able to rescue all the dogs that Judd Travers mistreated, but at least Shiloh is safe . . . right? Not necessarily, it turns out. With hunting season approaching, Judd has started drinking again, and hunting on the outskirts of Marty’s family property. What if Judd tries to take back Shiloh? What if one of Marty’s sisters gets in the way of Judd’s shotgun? It seems only a matter of time before something goes very wrong. The thing is, Marty knows a secret about Judd that no one else does, and if anything terrible happens, he will never be able to forgive himself for keeping quiet. Is it time for Marty to speak up? And can he find the courage to do so, before someone he loves gets hurt?