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A Big Little Life

By Dean Koontz
  • ISBN Code: : 0345532511
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Pets
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-big-little-life.pdf

Book Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

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  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: you-should-really-write-a-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Dogs of Courage

By Lisa Rogak
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250021758
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: dogs-of-courage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A celebration of the amazing canines who perform feats of bravery every day Dogs don't just make lovable pets. They also work at an incredible number of jobs, helping humans in countless ways. From working with search-and-rescue teams to find missing persons to helping patients recover from injuries, Lisa Rogak covers the many ways in which dogs are an essential part of our world. And she tells the surprising stories of regular dogs who have gone above and beyond to help their owners—and even each other. Dogs of Courage reveals the heartwarming and awe-inspiring stories of these hard-working dogs, from the training they receive to the ways we honor their sacrifices and reward their years of service. Affirming what every dog lover knows, this book shows how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.

Travels With Casey

By Benoit Denizet-Lewis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439153566
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: travels-with-casey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times bestseller and People “Book of the Week”: This hilarious, charming road trip through canine-loving America is “essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers” (Library Journal, starred review). “I don’t think my dog likes me very much,” New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his cross-country journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his lovable, moody canine companion try—with humorous and touching results—to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis—“a master at effortlessly weaving bits of research into his narrative” (Los Angeles Times)—meets an irresistible cast of dogs and their dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, enter a dock-jumping competition in Florida, meet homeless teens and their dogs in Washington, sleep in a Beagle-shaped bed and breakfast in Idaho, and visit “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the really out there characters: pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog’s poop. Denizet-Lewis’s memoir “is a lot like Casey…fun, sweet, and a little neurotic” (Chicago Tribune)—a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with a sociological exploration of a dog-obsessed America. Travels With Casey is “a thoroughly engaging and often hilarious investigation of the therapeutic nature of our relationships with dogs” (Booklist).

Cooler Than Fiction

By Jill S. Jarrell,Tara C. Cannon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786461837
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: cooler-than-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Designed for public librarians, school media specialists, teachers, and anyone with an interest in supporting teen literacy, this book features 133 nonfiction booktalks to use with both voracious and reluctant teen readers. These booktalks cover a wide and varied range of nonfiction genres, including science, nature, history, biography, graphic novels, true crime, art, and much more. Each includes a set of discussion questions and sample project ideas which could be easily expanded into a classroom lesson plan or full library program. Also included are several guidelines for classroom integration, tips for making booktalks more interactive and interesting, and selections for further reading.

A Leg to Stand On

By Timothy McHenry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781475951448
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 791
  • Pdf File: a-leg-to-stand-on.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Tim McHenry first set eyes on Dixie, he sensed that his life would never be quite the same. Dixie had been hit by a car which resulted in the loss of her left front leg. She was given a second chance thanks to the compassion of a shelter director and the skill of a generous veterinarian. Tim adopted Dixie. Her rehabilitation became Tim’s responsibility. Little did he know that he would be the one who would soon need rescuing. Together, Tim and Dixie discovered that their extraordinary love would ultimately lead them on a path to redemption and give them both a leg to stand on.

Extraordinary Mothers and Daughters

By Emily Freidenrich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1797217321
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 175
  • Pdf File: extraordinary-mothers-and-daughters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Celebrate the special bonds between mothers and daughters through the stories of iconic families. Minnie Riperton and Maya Rudolph. Judy Garland and Liza Minelli. Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, and Billie Lourd. These dynasties of powerful women not only inspire us as individuals, but also embody the complex and special connections between generations. Mothers often imagine their daughters will follow in their footsteps. But if your mom is a beloved star of stage or screen, how do you live up to her spectacular example? And when your daughters are major icons in music or sports, how do you cultivate your own dreams? The women in this book have lived exceptional lives, but their joys and struggles as families ring true for all of us. Whether supporting each other through rough patches, pursuing greatness hand in hand, or breaking free to forge their own destinies, these women show us the manifold ways a mom-daughter relationship can bloom. This keepsake volume features collaged portraits of the iconic women by contemporary artist Natasha Cunningham. It will be a touchstone for anyone navigating motherhood or daughterhood. THE PERFECT GIFT BETWEEN MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS: From Mother's Day to birthdays, from weddings to the holidays, or for any occasion when you want to remind your mother or your daughter how truly extraordinary she is, this book makes the perfect gift. A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ICONIC WOMEN: Rock stars, Hollywood idols, and sporting legends: The women featured in this book are unparalleled in their fields. Not only are they glamorous; they are also creating positive change in the world, whether protecting endangered wildlife or breaking the glass ceiling. Fans will love seeing a more personal side of these icons and learning how their strong mother-daughter bonds helped catapult them to such great heights. INSPIRING STORIES: These stories of women following their passions, overcoming the odds, and supporting each other are sure to inspire. BEAUTIFUL KEEPSAKE: Throughout the book, stunning collage portraits by contemporary artist Natasha Cunningham bring each family's story alive. This is a truly special book to cherish and pass down through the generations. Perfect for: • Mother-daughter pairs • New and expecting mothers • Brides to be • Women with big dreams • Recent grads • Artists and creatives

Simple Joys

By Kathleen McDonald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973609185
  • Total of Pages : 122
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: simple-joys.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you are reading aloud, reading to share, or just quietly reading in a comfortable chair, the author takes you away from your worries and concerns into more adventures from her remarkable life. In Simpler Times: Reflections on Womens Friendship, you met the women who influenced her growth as a Christian woman. In Simple Joys, she shares everyday life stories of an all-abiding God and his constant provision in her life and the lives of family and friends. Each set of stories has its own theme, and each theme has its own little miracle. Faithfulness, humor, perseverance, joy, and awareness ride on the tracks of her life. Each tale calls for personal reflection into the often overlooked miracles that surround us on our journey. Poetry and prayer are coupled with her prose to add a touch of grace to every offering. Because the author hopes that her readers will find within their hearts a longing to revisit their own milestones, each set of stories offers questions for reflection, scripture verses to peruse, and spaces to jot down thoughts that come to mind. The book is tailored for individual or group enjoyment. The word pictures are designed to tug at your heart or to make you laugh and to add a wisp of wonder or the spice of surprise. In the long run, the reader will be more aware and see Gods little miracles along the road of their own life. Enjoy the journey!

The City (with bonus short story The Neighbor)

By Dean Koontz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 034554594X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: the-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes Dean Koontz’s short story “The Neighbor”! This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel. A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life’s wonders—and mortal dangers. His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny. His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of love . . . on a collision course with a band of killers about to unleash anarchy. And two unlikely allies, an everyday hero tempered by the past and a woman of mystery who holds the key to the future. These are the people of The City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, their unforgettable story is a riveting, soul-stirring saga that speaks to everyone, a major milestone in the celebrated career of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz and a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Praise for The City “Beautifully crafted and poignant . . . The City is many things: serious, lighthearted, nostalgic, courageous, scary, and mysterious. . . . [It] will have readers staying up late at night.”—New York Journal of Books “[Koontz] can flat-out write. . . . The message of hope and depiction of how the choices you make can change your life ring true and will remain with you once the book has been closed.”—Bookreporter Acclaim for Dean Koontz “Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America: novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good . . . that entertain vastly as they uplift.”—Publishers Weekly “A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers . . . might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review “[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times “Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”—USA Today “Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz’s] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune “A literary juggler.”—The Times (London)

What the Night Knows (with bonus novella Darkness Under the Sun)

By Dean Koontz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553907530
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: what-the-night-knows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the late summer of a long-ago year, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return. Includes the bonus novella Darkness Under the Sun and an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City!

77 Shadow Street (with bonus novella The Moonlit Mind)

By Dean Koontz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 9780345532367
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: 77-shadow-street.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Welcome to the Pendleton. Built as a tycoon’s dream home in the 1880s and converted to luxury condominiums not quite a century later, the Gilded Age palace at the summit of Shadow Hill is a sanctuary for its fortunate residents. Scant traces remain of the episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder—and whispers of things far worse—that have scarred its grandeur almost from the beginning. But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. And as nightmare visions become real, as a deadly tide begins to engulf them, the people at 77 Shadow Street will find the key to humanity’s future . . . if they can survive to use it. Includes the bonus novella The Moonlit Mind and an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.