All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

"Struggling to raise her little brother Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around.

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250074133

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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"Struggling to raise her little brother Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star-gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery"--
Categories: Fiction

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. thomas dunne books. An imprint of St. Martin's Press. all the ugly and wonderful things.

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466885806

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller - Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year - Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016 A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love. 31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer —Bustle Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 —New York Daily News Best Books of 2016 —St. Louis Post Dispatch
Categories: Fiction

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

A powerful novel you won't soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925995011

Category: Children of drug addicts

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A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won't soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.
Categories: Children of drug addicts

How to Resist Amazon and Why

How to Resist Amazon and Why

With Bryn, it happened like this: we did a launch party for her book All The Ugly and Wonderful Things, her third novel but rst with a big publisher. Bryn lives in Lawrence, and we try to throw launch parties for authors who live here ...

Author: Danny Caine

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 9781648411243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with impossible quotas... wouldn't you want to resist? Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas has been an outspoken critic of the seemingly unstoppable Goliath of the bookselling world: Amazon. In this book, he lays out the case for shifting our personal money and civic investment away from global corporate behemoths and to small, local, independent businesses. Well-researched and lively, his tale covers the history of big box stores, the big political drama of delivery, and the perils of warehouse work. He shows how Amazon's ruthless discount strategies mean authors, publishers, and even Amazon themselves can lose money on every book sold. And he spells out a clear path to resistance, in a world where consumers are struggling to get by. In-depth research is interspersed with charming personal anecdotes from bookstore life, making this a readable, fascinating, essential book for the 2020s.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Reckless Oath We Made

The Reckless Oath We Made

A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry.

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780525541851

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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A new provocative love story from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. “The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read.” —Brunonia Barry Their journey will break them—or save them. A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that’s loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to Gentry—and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever. “[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart . . . Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits.” —The Oklahoman
Categories: Fiction

Last Will

Last Will

Bernie Raleigh is a failure at nearly everything he touches.

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher: Stairway Press

ISBN: 0982773471

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 888

Bernie Raleigh is a failure at nearly everything he touches. Nobody notices a loser, and after being kidnapped for ransom as a child, Bernie has spent his adult life trying to avoid being noticed. That's impossible now that he's inherited his grandfather's enormous fortune. The inheritance comes complete with a mansion, a lot of obligations, and a very problematic housekeeper named Meda Amos. Beauty queen, alien abductee, crypto-Jew, single mother--Meda is all those things, and she may be the only person who can help Bernie survive his new and very public life.
Categories: Fiction

Lie Lay Lain

Lie Lay Lain

Jennifer has a great job and a go-getter fianc .

Author: Bryn Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0988877767

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 599

Jennifer has a great job and a go-getter fiance. She's on track for success, until she witnesses a fatal hit-and-run. Mistaking Jennifer for someone else, the dying victim extracts an impossible promise. Jennifer's fiance wants her to forget the whole incident, but when she closes her eyes, she can still see the bloody face of the woman who asked for her help. Olivia is in a rut. Burdened with caring for her brain-damaged brother and already feeling like a spinster at 27, she's desperate to escape. In a moment of weakness, she tells a lie that draws an unsuspecting paramedic into her life. As she struggles to expiate the lie, a horrible act of violence will test her resolve to be honest. Where Jennifer's promise and Olivia's lie intersect, their lives begin to unravel.
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The Book of the Treasure

The Book of the Treasure

But there is a powerful thing which Augustine says : evil people have all the beautiful things , but they are ugly . For this reason , Diogenes did the right thing when an ugly man showed him his house decorated with gold and precious ...

Author: Brunetto Latini

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815307632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

A new summer is on the way And I will learn all manner of things Beautiful things ugly things Things to cheer me things to sadden me So I ask Whatever is it? Whyever is it? Whatever should we do? Nero You died You ran off on your own no ...

Author: Anthony Thwaite

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141931890

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

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Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards, including the rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro.
Categories: Poetry

The Top 20 Gothic Novels Of All Time The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Frankenstein Dracula The Picture of Dorian Gray and other

The Top 20 Gothic Novels Of All Time  The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  Frankenstein  Dracula  The Picture of Dorian Gray and other

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. ... There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000138924

Category: Fiction

Page:

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What could be better than curling up in front of the fireplace on a chilly fall or winter evening with a good, classic Gothic novel? The fire radiating warmth and peace and the book pages emanating an eerie chill. What better experience for a bibliophile than to delve into this collection of gothic literature? It will take a long time to read through all the atmospheric novels included in this collection. You will have plenty of time to consider and appreciate your own life and surroundings – far from the horrors of these novels! Contents: 1. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole 2. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe 3. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe 4. The Monk: A Romance by Matthew Gregory Lewis 5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 7. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe 8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 9. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 11. Dracula by Bram Stoker 12. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin 13. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 14. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 15. Vathek: An Arabian Tale by William Beckford 16. The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story by Clara Reeve 17. Salathiel the Immortal by George Croly 18. Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Pecket Prest 19. Beware the Cat by William Baldwin 20. The Beetle by Richard Marsh
Categories: Fiction