Download E-books Stepdog PDF

By Mireya Navarro

Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming story of a girl who has eventually met the fellow of her dreams—and the puppy of her nightmares. 

Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize

Lots of canine consume sneakers, chunk humans, damage furnishings . . . yet Eddie attempted to damage a marriage.

After greater than 3 many years of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t rather trying to swap her dating prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to somebody used to be overseas to her, anything she by no means considered. . . . until eventually she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is beautiful outstanding, the stepkids have been, good, normal pre-teens, the elements in l. a. excellent. yet existence isn't really spotless. The spots belong to Jim’s mutt, Eddie. Possessive and jealous, Eddie behaves like Jim’s mistress—if a mistress may perhaps bark and compete for area on his beloved’s lap. As time is going on, a full-on battle ensues. Mia slams the door in Eddie’s face, cordons off the home into puppy- and wife-territories, and leaves the again door open . . . via, er, coincidence, after all. She even attempts to depart Eddie at the back of in California while she and Jim suddenly relocate to big apple.  But after all, it’s transparent that now not even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a while, Mia softens, and as with all new kinfolk suffering to mix, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a successful tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen level in lifestyles and the various unexpected obstacles—not simply of the four-legged variety—that can get within the method at the highway to fortunately ever after.

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Download E-books Travels with Charley in Search of America PDF

By John Steinbeck

An intimate trip throughout the US, as instructed by way of certainly one of its such a lot cherished writers
To pay attention the speech of the genuine the United States, to sniff the grass and the timber, to work out the colours and the light—these have been John Steinbeck's targets as he set out, on the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the rustic he were writing approximately for thus many years.

With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the rustic roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and previous neighbors in San Francisco. alongside the way in which he displays at the American personality, racial hostility, the actual kind of American loneliness he reveals nearly in all places, and  the unforeseen kindness of strangers. 

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Download E-books Min Kamp 1 PDF

By Karl Ove Knausgård

In Swedish

Min kamp är Karl Ove Knausgårds mäktiga självbiografiska roman. Första delen inleds med en svepande beskrivning av varje människas slutpunkt, döden. Det är runt detta ofrånkomliga faktum boken kretsar, från barndom until vuxenhet. I centrum står en a long way som i hela sitt liv agerar på ett sätt som gör honom onåbar och omöjlig att förstå. Boken utgår från Karl Oves nuvarande scenario med fru och två små barn i Malmö. Han skriver personligt om hur han tvingats sluta dricka eftersom han då tappar kontrollen och gör sig själv och andra illa. Så kommer telefonsamtalet från brodern med besked om faderns död. Det som följer är ett hårt uppvaknande och en begravning av en some distance han aldrig kände.

Rebecca Alsberg (översättare)

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Download E-books Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds PDF

By Ping Fu

Born at the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution, Ping Fu was once separated from her family members on the age of 8. She grew up combating starvation and humiliation and protecting her more youthful sister from the kids in Mao’s purple shield. At twenty-five, she discovered her approach to the U.S.; her purely assets have been $80 and some words of English.

Yet Ping persisted, and the hard-won classes of her adolescence guided her to luck in her new fatherland. Aided by means of her well-honed survival instincts, a number of sturdy buddies, and the kindness of strangers, she grew into a person she by no means inspiration she’d be—a robust, self sufficient, entrepreneurial leader.

“She tells her tale with intelligence, verve and a candor that's frequently heart-rending.”
The Wall road Journal

“This well-written story of braveness, compassion, and undaunted interest finds the lifetime of a real hero.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Her luck on the American Dream is a true triumph.”
The ny publish

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Download E-books Sold as a Slave (Penguin Great Journeys) PDF

Encouraged via Penguins leading edge nice rules sequence, our new nice trips sequence offers the main awesome excursions, voyages, treks, expeditions, and travels ever writtenfrom Isabella Birds exaltation within the hazards of grizzlies, rattlesnakes, and cowboys within the Rocky Mountains to Marco Polos mystified stories of a big chicken that eats elephants in the course of his voyage alongside the coasts of India. every one fantastically packaged quantity deals how to see the area anew, to rediscover nice civilizations and legends, enormous deserts andunspoiled mountain levels, strange flowers and weird new creatures, and masses extra.

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Download E-books My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist PDF

By Andrew Tobias

"This publication will make you wealthy. Filthy stinking wealthy. you'll by no means have to paintings back. you'll spend the remainder of your lifestyles at the Riviera sipping piña coladas and hearing Sinatra. or even if this does not ensue, Andrew Tobias offers you this type of wealth of wit that you'll retire with an enormous fortune of laughter. "
--Christopher Buckley, writer of Wry Martinis

As Newsweek positioned it, "Andrew Tobias continues to be the funniest of the monetary writers."  Forbes pointed out him as "one of the monetary community's such a lot pithily perceptive observers." In My large Fortune, the bestselling writer of the one funding consultant you are going to Ever want tells the fun and illuminating tale of the way he collected dizzying (well, to him) wealth. Then, he describes the bizarre methods he is placed it to paintings. between his extra recognized cash adventures are:

His own crusade opposed to smoking in Russia, which started whilst he noticed a chance to shop for affordable television airtime for advertisements. "Excuse my pronunciation, " he informed 90 million Russians evening after evening, "but i've got anything vital to inform you."
His choice to shop for actual property in Miami over the telephone, with out ever seeing it. For the cost of a swank two-bedroom house in ny, Tobias discovered he may possibly purchase such a lot of a neighborhood--so he did. Oops. The tragicomic tale of liberal as slumlord.
His campaign to mend the automobile coverage mess, which pitted him against--of all people--his  onetime hero Ralph Nader. After spending $250,000 of his massive fortune on a referendum in California (where he hasn't ever lived), Tobias got here to 2 conclusions: 1) "Each people has a calling and--though appallingly boring--auto coverage appeared increasingly more to be mine" ; and a couple of) "Ralph Nader is a giant fats idiot."

Finally, Tobias addresses your mammoth fortune and gives his wisest the right way to make it and the way to spend it. Witty and compassionate, Andrew Tobias is a plutocrat for the nineties, a capitalist with a middle. when you loved the one funding consultant you are going to Ever desire, you are going to love My large Fortune.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Nile Waters, Saharan Sands: Adventures of a Geomorphologist at Large (Springer Biographies) PDF

In this ebook, the writer describes in uncomplicated, non-technical phrases the adventures he has skilled in the course of his paintings as an earth scientist in the various distant elements of the arid and semi-arid global. His objective in penning this concise account of a few of the paintings he has been serious about over the last fifty years is to attempt to exhibit to the non-specialist the various pleasure and enjoyable inquisitive about fieldwork within the drier areas of the area. His stories of the soils, landforms and the new geological historical past of arid and semi-arid areas have taken Martin Williams to a couple impressive locations in Africa, Asia, Australia and the center East. not just are the landscapes themselves frequently stunningly appealing, however the touch with humans from relatively diverse backgrounds and cultures has been an enriching adventure. His paintings has taken him to areas faraway the crushed song, no matter if it's the rugged mountains of Ethiopia and northern China, the sandy deserts of the Sahara and Rajasthan, or the nice river valleys of Somalia, vital India and the Nile. The chapters that keep on with aren't meant to shape a coherent chronological narrative, even if they do look in tough chronological order. they need to otherwise be seen as vignettes or short evocative descriptions, a lot as within the discursive culture of the wandering Irish storytellers. performing on the primary that it isn't essential to be solemn to be severe, the writer goals to entertain in addition to to instruct.

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Download E-books Slave Narratives (Library of America, Volume 114) PDF

The 10 works accumulated during this quantity exhibit how a various crew of writers challenged the moral sense of a country and laid the principles of the African American literary culture through expressing their in anger, discomfort, sorrow, and courage.

Included within the quantity: Narrative of the main notable details within the lifetime of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the lifetime of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the existence and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running 1000 Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents within the lifetime of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the lifetime of J. D.Green.

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Download E-books Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing PDF

By Norm Stamper

Opening with a robust letter to former Tacoma police leader David Brame, who shot his estranged spouse sooner than turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, mystery global of family abuse that police officers mustn't ever purely navigate, yet which a few additionally perpetrate. Former leader of the Seattle police strength, Stamper is going directly to reveal a troubling tradition of racism, sexism, and homophobia that continues to be pervasive in the twenty-first-century strength; then he explores how such prejudices may be addressed. He unearths the risks and temptations that police officers face, describing in gripping element the split-second life-and-death judgements. Stamper attracts on classes discovered to make robust arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the demise penalty, and appreciably revised ways to prostitution and gun regulate. He deals penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover paintings, and what it capacity to kill a guy. And, Stamper provides his own account of the area alternate association debacle of 1999, while protests he used to be answerable for controlling became violent within the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank unearths Norm Stamper as a courageous guy, a pioneering public servant whose striking lifestyles has been devoted to the provider of his community.

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