White Leg

Author: Max Martínez

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611923322

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0-Minus

Author: C. Nolan Boles

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434916170

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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At the height of her wealth and fame, Opal Wilson suddenly vanishes with nary a trace. In an instant, her lover, the closest of her friends, fans, and the police are thrust in a frantic search to find even the slightest of clues to ascertain the fate of the world-renowned celebrity. In O-Minus by C. Nolan Boles, we come face to face with people whose lives are almost inexorably intertwined with the others, from sharing a past that is defined by abuses and often verging on depravity. As is known about people emerging from such backgrounds, there are always those seed of issues that, no matter how far you¿ve gone in your life, cling and persistently demand to be addressed. Hence, O-Minus is a portal, even an invitation, for us to tread closely with the characters as they deal with such issues.
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You Call This Romance!? & Are You for Real?

Author: Barbara Daly

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460374754

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Two lighthearted, sexy looks at what happens when fantasy and reality collide! You Call This Romance!? by Barbara Daly Lights, camera…oops! Cabot Brennen might be the sexiest man travel agent Faith Sumner has ever met, but she's not at all impressed by his idea of a romantic honeymoon. The jungle fantasy suite? Cameramen filming everything? And he has the gall to demand that Faith stand in for his betrothed, for a dry run. But the last straw is the fact that Faith would gladly put up with all of it, if she could be Cabot's bride…. Are You for Real? by Barbara Daly Beauty and brains…what a curse! Chariiy Sumner is a scientist, not just another pretty face, and she intends to prove it! Disguising herself as a plain Jane, she ventures to win a position with the brilliant Dr. Jason Segal. But the only position Jason is interested in at the moment is horizontal. He wants a gorgeous woman to crave his body, not just his mind. Charity's more than willing to solve the devastatingy delicious doctor's problem, but how can she suddenly get real?
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Plastic Hollywood

Author: N.A

Publisher: BK Wright

ISBN: 1618451472

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With the help of her gay sibling, Monty Mennemeyer, Andrea "Andie" crashes the party of aging Hollywood matinee idol, Darin Drake, in hopes of getting into show biz with her Elvis impersonation. That is only the beginning of this comedy/satire, a raunchy romp that revolves around the themes of wanting to be a movie star, over-the-top plastic surgery, and the tangled relationships of numerous characters
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Heartbreaker

Author: Kimberly L. Corum

Publisher: Artrum Media

ISBN: 098370502X

Category: Fiction

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Tina isn't looking for love. She's looking for revenge... Tina is in the business of breaking hearts and business is booming. So when she begins to fall in love with Earl, a professional race car driver, she begins to question her choice of career. But then her BFF, Charlene, who had been jilted in the past by Earl, hires her to break his heart. Tina is now in a conundrum. Should she follow her heart or do her job? Heartbreaker is a novel about love, romance and getting even.
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Andy Kaufman Revealed!

Best Friend Tells All

Author: Bob Zmuda

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446930490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Best known for his sweet-natured character Latka on Taxi, Andy Kaufman was the most influential comic of the generation that produced David Letterman, John Belushi, and Robin Williams. A regular on the early days of Saturday Night Live (where he regularly disrupted planned skits), Kaufman quickly became known for his idiosyncratic roles and for performances that crossed the boundaries of comedy, challenging expectations and shocking audiences. Kaufman's death from lung cancer at age 35 (he'd never smoked) stunned his fans and the comic community that had come to look to him as its lightning rod and standard bearer. Bob Zmuda -- Kaufman's closest friend, producer, writer, and straight man -- breaks his twenty-year silence about Kaufman and unmasks the man he knew better than anyone. He chronicles Kaufman's meteoric rise, the development of his extraordinary personas, the private man behind the driven actor and comedian, and answers the question most often asked: Did Andy Kaufman fake his own death?
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The Rope

An Anna Pigeon Novel

Author: Nevada Barr

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429951133

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Anna Pigeon's first case—this is the story her fans have been clamoring for...this is where it all starts. In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr's bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on—her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph. For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr's captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all starts.
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Remedy

Author: Anne Marsella

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 1846274621

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Meet Remedy: a young, single American living on the rive gauche and toiling at an on-line fashion magazine. She may have her feet on well-trodden expat ground, but she has her head in the clouds and the path she walks through Paris is distinctly original. When she's not dreaming up articles about this season's must-have accessory or foiling her best friend's attempts at match-making, she attends mass with a blind nun, shimmies her way through belly-dancing classes and meditates on the lives of the saints. All the while, believing that spiritual enlightenment and romantic fulfilment might be just around the corner ...
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Ready, Set, Potty!

Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

Author: Brenda Batts

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003102

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Potty training a child with developmental disorders can be a real challenge, and sometimes the extra difficulties make you feel as though you've tried everything, and failed. In this book, Brenda Batts shows how you can overcome problems, big and small, and provides tried and tested methods that really work, tailored to each individual child. Bursting with ideas on how to see past conventional strategies and adapt toilet training to suit your child, this book outlines methods that have helped even the most despairing of parents and caregivers. Examples of success stories range from two-year-olds to adults aged 20, and show that no matter how difficult it may seem, a little creativity and adaptation can get anyone toilet trained, however many previous attempts have failed. The program itself is supported by plenty of helpful hints and tips, as Brenda covers all you need to get your child past the diaper stage and help them to achieve a big step towards independence. This book is a must for anybody looking to toilet train someone with developmental disorders.
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Desperate Characters

Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342123

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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"A towering landmark of postwar Realism. . . . A sustained work of prose so lucid and fine it seems less written than carved." — David Foster Wallace Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their stainless-steel kitchen is newly installed, and their Mercedes is parked curbside. After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray, perhaps rabies-infected cat, a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives, revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage—and a society—wrenching itself apart. First published in 1970 to wide acclaim, Desperate Characters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature — a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd, The Great Gatsby, Miss Lonelyhearts, and Seize the Day."
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