Mike and Pinky

Mike and Pinky live in a pond with mother Turtle, father turtle, and all of their woodland friends.

Mike and Pinky

Mike and Pinky live in a pond with mother Turtle, father turtle, and all of their woodland friends. But when bulldozers come and build over their home, the two young turtles (Mike and Pinky) must find a new place to live. Along the way, they learn the meaning of cooperation, self-reliance, and friendship. For children at ages 3-10 . "I hope to read more from Uncle Amos, and I am curious to see what lesson he will be teaching readers next."by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite

Mike and Pinky Find a Home

For children at ages 3-10 . "The story has an important message about the impact of industrialization on the environment while still maintaining an appropriately light atmosphere for young children.

Mike and Pinky Find a Home

Mike and Pinky live in a pond with Mother Turtle, Father Turtle, and all of their woodland friends. But when bulldozers come and build over their home, the two young turtles (Mike and Pinky) must find a new place to live. Along the way, they learn the meaning of cooperation, self-reliance, and friendship. For children at ages 3-10 . "The story has an important message about the impact of industrialization on the environment while still maintaining an appropriately light atmosphere for young children. Finally, the ultimate lesson - home is where love resides - is a timeless message that remains important today." Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite

Mike and Pinky Find a Home

Mike and Pinky live in a pond with Mother Turtle,Father Turtle,and all of their woodland friends.

Mike and Pinky Find a Home

Mike and Pinky live in a pond with Mother Turtle, Father Turtle, and all of their woodland friends. But when bulldozers come and build over their home, the two young turtles (Mike and Pinky) must find a new place to live. Along the way, they learn the meaning of cooperation, self-reliance, and friendship. For children at ages 3-10 .

Pinky s Revenge

name is Mike and I had arranged to call Pinky at this time," I said. “Mike? Are you the Mike she went out with on a date this last Saturday and did not return until Sunday?" she asked. I had not expected anyoneto be asking about this, ...

Pinky s Revenge

Mike goes to an Indian restaurant to eat lunch one afternoon. He immediately becomes infatuated with the woman that comes to serve him, who he discovers is named Pinky. Mike starts eating lunch at the restaurant every few days in order to have a reason to see her. Soon he gets the courage to ask her out on a date. Expecting to be rejected he is pleasantly surprised when she agrees. By their second date things become increasingly intimate. They both have lots of wonderful romantic fun together for the next few days and weeks. However, Pinky's family becomes involved when they find out that she is going out with a man that they do not know, and who is not of Indian descent. The plot thickens in this first of three books, taking Pinky and Mike into a potentially very violent relationship.

Family Secrets

Once out to sea, Money had to chop off one of Mike's pinky fingers with the ring still attached to it and hand deliver it to his boss as proof. After a while of heavy drinking, Money said, "You drunk enough, Mike? Which pinky do you ...

Family Secrets

Its the early 1960s in Brooklyn, New York, when auto mechanic Michael Delagatta changes the course of his life in order to attain the same extravagant lifestyle as his cousin. As Michael embarks on a crime-filled journey orchestrated by members of the American Mafia, and rises within the organization, John F. Kennedy enters the political arena. As a favor to his father, Kennedy runs for President. The Mafia decides to rig the votes and help Kennedy win so he will hopefully ignore the family organization and its illegal money making operations. But when John appoints his brother, Bobby, to the position of Attorney General, all hell breaks loose as Bobby begins going after organized crime and the bosses. After the Mafia orders Michael to oversee the assassination of either John or Bobby, he soon discovers that the members of the mob are not the only ones who want Kennedy dead. As a history-making chain of events unfolds, Michael is left to harbor a dark secret for the rest of his days, leaving the possibility of an open-ended mystery to remain unsolved forever. In this historical thriller, a mobster who becomes intertwined in the controversy before, during, and after the assassinations of John and Bobby Kennedy sets out on a dangerous journey to save the family organization and hopefully himself from an untimely end.

Dog Stories

Pinky. Mike's friend Stuart's dog gave birth to several puppies. Mike was intrigued, especially by the liveliest pup whose coat was as close to a shade of pink as I have ever seen. Typically, Mike did not ask if we could have a canine ...

Dog Stories

Dog Stories tells about dogs the author has known, dogs he has met and other dog stories. It begins with the story of his babyhood companion, Beauty, a beautiful white Spitz that was his constant companion. Beauty slept where her companion slept and ate where her companion ate. His stories tell of dogs he has known named, Whitey, Pat, Tough Shep, Wookie, Shep, Pug, Wags, Scraps, Pinky, Harrigan, Paschka, Marvel, Jed and Windy. Dog Stories include stories titled, "A Courtroom Dog Story," "Dogs Turned Loose," "A Dangerous Dog," "Jake," "The Dog that Wasn't," "Trains, Buses, Restaurants and Dogs," and "My Dog Doesn't Bark." These delightful stories should appeal to anyone who has ever had a canine friend.

WHERE IS PINKY S MOMMY

They prayed to God that they would be found soon. Once being rescued by Gabriella's Mommy and Daddy it was now time to find Pinky's Mommy. WHERE CAN SHE BE? Pinky was a Baby Rabbit and needed his Mommy's love and protection.

WHERE IS PINKY S MOMMY

Gabriella and Pinky were lost in the woods. It was chilly and there were all strange noises coming from the trees, winds and animals. They shivered from the cold and were very frightened. They prayed to God that they would be found soon. Once being rescued by Gabriella's Mommy and Daddy it was now time to find Pinky's Mommy. WHERE CAN SHE BE? Pinky was a Baby Rabbit and needed his Mommy's love and protection.

Energy

Johnny and Pinky spent some of the pregnancy apart—she was in Michigan with her mother and toddler Charley, ... Pinky's mother, down in Texas helping out for two weeks after the birth, insisted on calling John III Mike, for, ...

Energy

Energy recounts the life of Dr. John J. McKetta Jr., a first-generation Ukrainian American coal miner who worked his way up from the mines to become the world's foremost energy expert, a university dean, an encyclopedia editor, and one of the most widely known and respected professors in his field. To honor his one hundredth birthday in 2015, thousands of his former students raised more than $25 million to celebrate his contributions to their lives and to chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, which rechristened his home department the John J. McKetta Jr. Department of Chemical Engineering. In this biography, granddaughter Elisabeth Sharp McKetta retraces Dr. McKetta's path to becoming the godfather of modern chemical engineering. She describes how he dedicated his life to supporting students throughout their careers, becoming legendary for phoning scores of them on their birthdays every year, while also showing Americans how to produce and use energy efficiently. John J. McKetta Jr.'s fascinating story has been the subject of hundreds of articles and interviews, and now Energy is the first full-length book about his remarkable life.

Mudville

Mike arrived slightly late. We exchanged greetings. Pinky and Mike embraced and slapped each other's back affectionately. Not only was Mike a client, but an old Army buddy. They had spent time together in Idaho many years ago.

Mudville

Although named Mudville, the main character, Pinky, who could be one of many people who have meandered through our life, will bring out laughter in any with his antics and personality; Only Pinky could find it handy to have been born with a fly rod for an arm. "No, sireee, won't catch me using any puny, pool-stick-of-a-fly-rod" sums up how he viewed the changing world and chose to follow his own path. His essence embodies a way of living. Not bound by time or location, Pinky, finds a way to capture the spirit and essence of our childhood. Mudville is not only a place in time but a sensory memory that gets evoked when we suddenly remember a point in our lives when it was fun to have fun. Timeless and sometimes ageless, these stories strike home for all ages. They help us to go back to a simpler point when being home on time was directed by the streetlights coming on, when the only worries we had were whether the monofilament we had chosen would hold that big bass. Pinky himself sums it up best: "Sometimes, if you ain't good you gotta' be lucky!" Pinky would be along any time now, and an old, cut-off stump under an overhanging cedar limb would provide a front row seat to the show. The river glowed in the mixture of rain and intermittent moonlight. Undaunted by the shower, bats swooped and wheeled about close enough that I could feel their delicate wings brush my hat brim. The fish were still actively feeding also. An owl hooted mournfully behind me, and another answered from somewhere on the opposite bank. The stage was set. From out of the swirling mist Pinky appeared. Just a ghostly outline at first, like some spirit fisherman, forever banished to eternally wade the river.

Pinky Got Out

Fans of Tad Hills and Jory John will love this hilarious picture book about Pinky, a flamingo at the zoo who sneakily slips out to join a group of kids on their zoo tour.

Pinky Got Out

Fans of Tad Hills and Jory John will love this hilarious picture book about Pinky, a flamingo at the zoo who sneakily slips out to join a group of kids on their zoo tour. Pinky isn't your typical flamingo. He's a real escape artist! When he sees a young girl named Penny and her class touring the zoo, Pinky feels like they're birds of a feather and decides to make a break for it. Penny is the first to spot the flamingo hiding in plain sight. One by one, she lets her friends in on Pinky's antics as he tries to blend in with the seals, the meerkats, and even the pandas. Young readers will enjoy trying to find Pinky on every spread and will be curious to discover whether he can actually fly the coop!

American Motorcyclist

Mike is a lifelong motorcyclist, raised in a motorcycling * family in Illinois. He worked for the [ AMA for a ... Not long after my conversation with Mike, I received a phone call from Pinky Bourne. Pinky is 80 years old and joined the ...

American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Running Wild Anthology of Stories

Mike, then winked at him. “Pretty cool, right? It has magical properties too. It's a wish coin” Robin placed her index finger against Mike's lips. “No telling. It's our secret. Pinky swear?” Robin extended her pinky up for Mike to shake ...

Running Wild Anthology of Stories

Featuring fantastic stories by the likes of Jonathan Maberry and David Fitzpatrick, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 6 will blow your mind.

WHERE IS PINKY S MOMMY

Gabriella was on her last slice of bacon when she looked up and asked, “Mommy, where is Grandma Carol and Papa Mike?” Mommy answered, “They are outside talking to their friends. They did not think you would be awake so early.

WHERE IS PINKY S MOMMY

Gabriella and Pinky were lost in the woods. It was chilly and there were all strange noises coming from the trees, winds and animals. They shivered from the cold and were very frightened. They prayed to God that they would be found soon. Once being rescued by Gabriella's Mommy and Daddy it was now time to find Pinky's Mommy. WHERE CAN SHE BE? Pinky was a Baby Rabbit and needed his Mommy's love and protection.

Rains from a Smoky Sky

Mrs. Pinky and her troupe stand in a special stance. The anchor starts babbling on the mike. He talks about how famous the Rainbow Night band is and how demanding Mrs. Pinky is. Rainbow Night is a smashing band in the city, ...

Rains from a Smoky Sky

Do you want to work, walk, relax, breathe, smile and cherish your wonderful life under a clear bright blue sky?..Then, under the smoky sky, say a little prayer for the rains of love to wash away the smoke… Strap yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride as you experience Anurita’s world through the pages of her diary. Laugh with Anurita, wipe away her tears, revel in her wisdom and be a part of her life’s conversations. A bold and daring young woman from a little village in India, Anurita chooses to tread the untrodden path, against the dictates of a judgmental society. But she is determined to seek the true meaning of her life at any cost. As she follows her heart all the way to the city and beyond, she is met with turbulences of all kinds. A stunningly handsome middle-aged man stirs in her feelings of love and passion; but her romantic fantasy meets with an abrupt end. And then, in a faraway country, she loses her friends to an unexpected tragedy. Just when everything seems to be going awry and she is about to give up on humanity, it rains. As rains from the smoky sky fall on the Earth, Anurita discovers fireflies in the darkness, dancing on the rain-bathed petals of lovely carnations, the flowers of god.

Tonight On A Very Special Episode When TV Sitcoms Sometimes Got Serious Volume 1 1957 1985

There is an important moment late in the episode, when Archie asks Pinky to weigh in on the discussion. ... Mike has lost his right to speak on the issue by trying to hijack the conversation and force a debate on the war; ...

Tonight  On A Very Special Episode  When TV Sitcoms Sometimes Got Serious Volume 1  1957 1985

Remember when Edith Bunker was sexually assaulted on All in the Family? Or when abortion was the hot topic on Maude? Did you know that Leave it to Beaver dealt with alcoholism and that “The Bicycle Man” double episode from Diff’rent Strokes is one of the most remembered sitcom entries in the annals of American television history? The role of the Very Special Episode was to take a departure from the regular comic stylings of the American TV sitcom and offer a standalone “serious in nature” gesture in addressing subject matter not normally found in such a medium. From racial equality on Bewitched and Happy Days to suicide on One Day At A Time and The Facts of Life and beyond, take an in depth look at a number of Very Special Episodes - from early examples to the heyday of the phenomena come the 70s and 80s, with insight from varied historians, critics and individuals who worked on some of the shows. VOLUME 1 Date The Ricardos Visit Cuba from I LOVE LUCY 03/12/1957 Pine Lake Lodge from MISTER ED 25/06/1961 That’s My Boy from THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 25/09/1963 Little Bamm-Bamm from THE FLINTSTONES 03/10/1963 The Addams Family Meet A Beatnik from THE ADDAMS FAMILY 01/01/1965 The Indians are Coming from THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES 01/02/1967 DIDN’T NEED NO WELFARE STATE, EVERYBODY PULLED HIS WEIGHT Sisters At Heart from BEWITCHED 24/12/1970 Where There’s Smoke from THE BRADY BUNCH 08/01/1971 Judging Books By Covers from ALL IN THE FAMILY 09/02/1971 Road Song from THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY 26/02/1971 Lionel Moves into the Neighbourhood from ALL IN THE FAMILY 02/03/1971 Gloria Discovers Women’s Lib from ALL IN THE FAMILY 23/03/1971 First and Last Supper, The from ALL IN THE FAMILY 06/04/1971 Edith’s Problem from ALL IN THE FAMILY 08/01/1972 Maude Meets Florida from MAUDE 26/09/1972 Gloria and the Riddle from ALL IN THE FAMILY 07/10/1972 Puerto Ricans Are Coming, The from SANFORD AND SON 10/11/1972 Maude’s Dilemma from MAUDE 14/11/1972 Bobby’s Hero from THE BRADY BUNCH 02/02/1973 Rated X from SANFORD AND SON 16/03/1973 Gloria the Victim from ALL IN THE FAMILY 17/03/1973 Walter’s Problem from MAUDE 11/09/1973 Maude’s Musical from MAUDE 13/11/1973 Edith’s Christmas Story from ALL IN THE FAMILY 22/12/1973 NOT GETTIN’ HASSLED, NOT GETTIN’ HUSTLED Kelly’s Kids from THE BRADY BUNCH 04/01/1974 Gloria’s Boyfriend from ALL IN THE FAMILY 02/02/1974 Tax Audit, The from MAUDE 12/02/1974 George from M*A*S*H 16/02/1974 Lt. Preston of the 4th Cavalry from THE NEW DICK VAN DYKE SHOW 18/03/1974 Manuel Who Came to Dinner, The from CHICO AND THE MAN 27/10/1974 Rhoda’s Wedding from RHODA 28/10/1974 Archie the Hero from ALL IN THE FAMILY 29/09/1975 Discovery from BARNEY MILLER 30/10/1975 Maude Bares Her Soul from MAUDE 10/11/1975 Fonzie’s New Friend from HAPPY DAYS 25/11/1975 JJ’s Fiancé from GOOD TIMES 06/01/1976 Maude’s Mood from MAUDE 26/01/1976 JJ in Trouble from GOOD TIMES 03/02/1976 Interview, The from M*A*S*H 24/02/1976 Big Move, The from GOOD TIMES 22/09/1976 Quarantine from BARNEY MILLER 30/09/1976 Walter’s Crisis from MAUDE 11/10/1976 Michael the Warlord from GOOD TIMES 13/10/1976 Werewolf from BARNEY MILLER 28/10/1976 08/11/1976 AKA the Fonz from HAPPY DAYS 30/11/1976 Draft Dodger, The from ALL IN THE FAMILY 25/12/1976 Ed Talks To God from CHICO AND THE MAN 04/03/1977 Evans Get Involved, The from GOOD TIMES 21/09/1977 Once A Friend from THE JEFFERSONS 01/10/1977 Cousin Liz from ALL IN THE FAMILY 09/10/1977 Edith’s 50th Birthday from ALL IN THE FAMILY 16/10/1977 Archie’s Bitter Pill from ALL IN THE FAMILY 06/11/1977 Archie and the KKK from ALL IN THE FAMILY 27/11/1977 Barbara’s Friend from ONE DAY AT A TIME 29/11/1977 Gay Bar, The from MAUDE 03/12/1977 Cousin Maude’s Visit from ALL IN THE FAMILY 11/12/1977 Edith’s Crisis of Faith from ALL IN THE FAMILY 18/12/1977 YOU TAKE THE GOOD, YOU TAKE THE BAD Raul Runs Away from CHICO AND THE MAN 20/01/1978 Doobie or Not Doobie from WHAT’S HAPPENIN’? 28/01/1978 Richie Almost Dies from HAPPY DAYS 31/01/1978 What Goes Up from WELCOME BACK KOTTER 09/02/1978 Reporter, The from ALICE 12/02/1978 Fonzie’s Blindness from HAPPY DAYS 26/09/1978 Block Those Kicks from ALICE 22/10/1978 Men Are Such Beasts from TAXI 21/11/1978 Come Back Little Arnold from WELCOME BACK KOTTER 24/02/1979 Who Is Gordon Simms from WKRP CINCINATTI 02/04/1979 Jack Soo, A Retrospective from BARNEY MILLER 17/05/1979 Rough Housing from FACTS OF LIFE 24/08/1979 Mork in Wonderland from MORK AND MINDY 16/09/1979 Dog Story, The from DIFF’RENT STROKES 10/12/1979 Reluctant Fighter, The from TAXI 25/12/1979 A Mommy for Mindy from MORK AND MINDY 03/01/1980 Night They Raided Mind-Skis, The from MORK AND MINDY 10/01/1980 Mork Learns to See from MORK AND MINDY 17/01/1980 Why Did The Fireman… from LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY 04/02/1980 In Concert from WKRP IN CINCINATTI 11/02/1980 Dieting from FACTS OF LIFE 21/03/1980 First Store, The from THE JEFFERSONS 06/04/1980 Dope from THE FACTS OF LIFE 11/06/1980 Archie Alone from ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE 02/11/1980 Mork in Never-Never Land from MORK AND MINDY 20/11/1980 Fathers of the Brides from TAXI 03/12/1980 Elaine’s Strange Triangle from TAXI 10/12/1980 Who Am I? from FACTS OF LIFE 17/12/1980 Cousin Geri from FACTS OF LIFE 24/12/1980 Shoplifting from FACTS OF LIFE 31/12/1980 Breaking Point from FACTS OF LIFE 28/01/1981 Mork Meets Robin Williams from MORK AND MINDY 19/02/1981 Regrets and Reflections from MORK AND MINDY 14/03/1981 Louie Goes Too Far from TAXI 17/10/1981 Reunion from BOSOM BUDDIES 22/10/1981 Fear Strikes Back from FACTS OF LIFE 04/11/1981 First Day Blues from DIFFR’ENT STROKES 05/11/1981 EVERYBODY’S GOT A SPECIAL KIND OF STORY Legacy from FACTS OF LIFE 06/01/1982 Runaway from FACTS OF LIFE 24/02/1982 Crime Story from DIFF’RENT STROKES 11/03/1982 Me and Mr. T from SILVER SPOONS 16/10/1982 Peacemaker, The from DIFF’RENT STROKES 30/10/1982 Perils of Punky from PUNKY BREWSTER 30/10/1982 Give Your Uncle Arthur A Kiss from FAMILY TIES 10/11/1982 Chief’s Gay Evening, The from GIMME A BREAK 13/11/1982 Bicycle Man, The from DIFFR’ENT STROKES 05/02/1983 Goodbye, Farewell and Amen from M*A*S*H 28/02/1983 Reporter, The from DIFFER’ENT STROKES 19/03/1983 What Price Glory? From FACTS OF LIFE 19/10/1983 Speed Trap from FAMILY TIES 09/11/1983 Van Drummonds, The from DIFF’RENT STROKES 19/11/1983 A Keaton Christmas Carol from FAMILY TIES 14/12/1983 Santa Goes Down Town from NIGHT COURT 11/01/1984 Where There’s Smoke from DIFF’RENT STROKES 14/01/1984 Say Uncle from FAMILY TIES 26/01/1984 Hitch Hikers, The from DIFFE’RENT STROKES 28/01/1984 A Hunting We Will Go from SILVER SPOONS 19/02/1984 Spare the Rod from SILVER SPOONS 24/04/1984 Good News, Bad News from HAPPY DAYS 19/07/1984 Land Lady, The from KATE & ALLIE 15/10/1984 It Only Hurts When I’m Gay from BROTHERS 25/10/1984 Baby of the Family from GIMME A BREAK 08/12/1984 Jill’s Decision from CHARLES IN CHARGE 23/01/1985 The Uh-Oh Feeling from WEBSTER 25/01/1985 Cheers to Arnold from DIFF’RENT STROKES 16/02/1985 Scenario from BENSON 22/02/1985 Special Friend, A from DIFF’RENT STROKES 04/03/1985 Street Smart from DIFF’RENT STROKES 23/03/1985 Fenster Hall from PUNKY BREWSTER 31/03/1985 For Every Man There’s Two Women from TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT 20/07/1985 Sam’s Missing from DIFF’RENT STROKES 27/09/1985 Bully for Arnold from DIFFR’ENT STROKES 04/10/1985 Just Say No from PUNKY BREWSTER 27/10/1985

Cottonmouth

He got right under a fly and caught it , so that after Paul had muffed every fly hit to him , Pinky Johnson said , “ Paul , let Hugh use your glove . He can catch better'n you . ” “ This is my brother Mike's glove !

Cottonmouth

Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Originally published in 1941, Cottonmouth is an Alabama novel like no other in its evocation of the sights, sounds, and smells of the city of Mobile, and in its depiction of a young boy growing up in the Deep South during the early 20th century. Highly autobiographical, the book is, in a real sense, two stories in one: the biography of a boy from his earliest memories through high school, and the life of a city in the years between the two world wars. In his introduction to this reprint within The Library of Alabama Classics, Benjamin B. Williams presents the author, Julian Lee Rayford, the literary figure and well-known Mobilian, and places his work not only in the context of the times but also within the life of the city Rayford loved. Cottonmouth is an animated, vigorous, and intensely nostalgic portrayal of life in Mobile. With fine literary skill, Rayford captures the heartbeat of the city, and through the character Paul, reminds the reader of the joys, sorrows, successes, and failures of childhood and adolescence.

Hi My Name is Pinky

Now settled in Portugal, she has sung in most of the large casinos and hotels in the Algarve. In 2010 she was inducted into the Bermuda Music Hall of Fame. This is her story. ?I always knew I wanted to be a star.

Hi  My Name is Pinky

Mereo Books 1A, The Wool Market, Cirencester, Glos GL7 2PR Tel: 01285 640485 Email: [email protected] www.memoirspublishing.com www.mereobooks.com 9 781861 514219 ISBN 978-1-86151-421-9 HI, MY NAME IS PINKY PINKY STEEDE Bermuda-born Pinky Steede knew from her earliest days on her sunshine island home that she was going to be a singer ? the only career she cared about. Hard work and one or two lucky breaks brought her the professional success she longed for, and she sang for audiences in theatres and luxury hotels across the Caribbean, Britain, Hong Kong and Portugal during a career which has lasted from her teens right into her seventies. She has shared a stage with some of the great names of showbiz, including Shirley Bassey, Elaine Page, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Bette Midler and Aretha Franklin. Now settled in Portugal, she has sung in most of the large casinos and hotels in the Algarve. In 2010 she was inducted into the Bermuda Music Hall of Fame. This is her story. ?I always knew I wanted to be a star. By the time I was two years old I was driving everyone in the family mad, singing and dancing wildly about the house??ÿ

Barnstorm

asked Pinky. He was still standing beside her, and she turned to look at him gratefully. “Oy,” she said. “Please. ... the bandleader rumbled into the mike. “O, give us one of the songs of Zion,” shouted Pinky. “What was that?

Barnstorm

Though the best American writers live everywhere now, a popular fiction persists: our strongest literary voices are strictly bi-coastal ones. Barnstorm sets out to disprove that cliché and to undermine another one as well: the sense of regional fiction as something quaint, slightly regressive, and full of local color. The stories in this collection capture our global reality with a ruthless, unaffected voice. Lorrie Moore's "The Jewish Hunter" is a dark romance that's by turns cynical and guileless. Mack Friedman catches the smoking feel of first love in his "Setting the Lawn on Fire," and Jesse Lee Kercheval's "Brazil" is a raucous, ultimately mournful road trip. For Jane Hamilton, Wisconsin is a gorgeous but bittersweet homecoming, and for Kelly Cherry, in her achingly elegiac "As It Is in Heaven," it's the hopeful new world, juxtaposed with a bleak, tweedy England. Dwight Allen's "The Green Suit" evokes the young man edging toward adulthood, in a New York that's as flamboyant as an opera, and Tenaya Darlington, in her "A Patch of Skin," constructs a pure horror story, because the horror of loneliness is something we all know. Together Barnstorm's eclectic voices suggest that every coast now, even the Great Lakes' shores, are at the very center of our best, and truest, national literature. Not for sale in the United Kingdom.

Christmas with the Houstons

While Kate shows her what a pinky swear is, Mike and I watch the two of them together. It's pretty great the way things are now; even though they aren't together, they are still the best of friends. Mike's life really wasn't complete ...

Christmas with the Houstons

My wife is my everything. April’s strong, beautiful, and now she’s giving me the greatest gift of all—a baby. Though we thought it wouldn’t happen, our dreams of starting a family are finally coming true. It was supposed to be the happiest time of our lives, but that’s when all hell breaks loose. The constant stress at work is causing strain on our marriage and we’re fighting more now than we did in twelve years of dating. Neither of us are happy—something has to give. One thing’s for sure: I love my wife and would do anything for her. It’s why I agree to something she wants, even though the timing couldn’t be worse. I can’t lose her, but if this doesn’t bring us closer together, I’m not sure anything can. This series was designed to be read in order. Breaking Kate - Book One Catching Kate - Book 1.5 Releasing Kate - Book Two Loving Kate - Book Three Christmas with the Houstons - Book Four (Jake and April's story) *Mature Content Warning - This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - sexual situations, alcohol use, cursing, and possible triggers.*

Liquor

At least, that was what Mike had been able to piece together. He knew his father had been tight with the owners. George was an embarrassment, and Pinky Mouton hated to be embarrassed. Pinky was a businessman—CEO of a restaurant supply ...

Liquor

Two line cooks decide to open their own restaurant in New Orleans in the second book in the Rickey and G-Man series by novelist Poppy Z. Brite. New Orleans natives Rickey and G-man are lifetime friends and down-and-out line cooks desperate to make a quick buck. When Rickey concocts the idea of opening a restaurant in their alcohol-loving hometown where every dish packs a spirited punch, they know they’re on their way to the bank. With some wheeling and dealing, a slew of great recipes, and a few lucky breaks, Rickey and G-man are soon on their way to opening Liquor, their very own restaurant. But first they need to pacify a local crank who doesn’t want to see his neighborhood disturbed, sidestep Rickey’s deranged ex-boss, rein in their big-mouth silent partner before he runs amok, and stay afloat in a stew of corruption in a town well known for its bottom feeders. A manic, spicy romp through the kitchens, back alleys, dive bars, and drug deals of the country’s most sublimely ridiculous city, author Poppy Z. Brite masterfully shakes equal parts ambition, scandal, cocaine, and murder, and serves Liquor straight up, with a twist.