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In this collection of stories from his life, Israeli veterinarian Dr. Yair Ben Ziony shares his fascinating experiences with animals that moo, bark, bay, and purr. Whether describing days in his private small-animal clinic, his travel in the newly independent state of Israel tending to farm animals, or his four years in pre-revolutionary Iran managing a dairy farm, Ben Ziony writes with precision, wit, and charm.
His sensitive eye reveals the beauty and nuance in every situation, as he evinces empathy not only for his four-legged patients but also for their two-legged masters, who often prove as intriguing and unpredictable as their charges.
Hal Spacejock dreams of running a huge, intergalactic freight company. Unfortunately, his current ‘fleet’ consists of an ancient rust-bucket of a ship… and he can’t afford to refuel it.
In fact, he’s not even sure how to fly it.
Clunk, an elderly robot, is a qualified pilot with years of experience. Sadly, he’s about to embark on his final voyage… straight to the nearest scrap heap.
But it’s not over yet.
These two misfits are about to meet, and they’ll get one chance to deliver an urgent cargo together.
If only someone had warned them the job was impossible…
Prior to recorded history, a small genetic mutation occurred that created this race now found among every civilization in every corner of the globe. Unrecognizable to the rest of mankind but dependent upon them for survival, this race is known as Mortui; those whose spirits do not sever from their bodies when they die. They are not zombies, but they are the source of all living dead legends.
“You living beings have an instinctual knowledge of our existence. Why do you think people are afraid to look into the eyes of strangers, or avoid the gazes of those they pass?
He was the first boy I ever loved—and I mean capital L—Loved. I would have twirled around him in a cloud of confetti, kissing small puppies and waving at the loveless girls still waiting for their princes, for the rest of my life if he’d let me.
But he didn’t.
Isn’t that how these things go? Girl loves boy, boy turns out to be a lying, stupid jerk who rips her heart out and hands it over to a four-year-old T-ball team for batting practice.
But that was practically a lifetime ago. Well, six years ago, really.
Would you give up everything for the one you love?
Diamonds of the Marquess
Lady Emily Dove doesn’t know whom to trust. Her true identity must never be known.
Promise of the Earl
A scarred man. A mysterious secret. A courageous woman who dares to follow her heart.
Entangled with the Viscount
Lady Ashton and Lord Johnston must trust only each other to work their way out of a dark mystery, and perhaps allow their hearts to become entangled in the process.
Sometimes in life you say certain words in conjunction with other words that you normally wouldn’t, such as the word “holy” and the word “shit.” Those times are rare and celebrated. Well, get your face hole ready, because this is one of those times: introducing The Alphabet of Manliness: Special Edition!
If it’s a crime to be awesome, then I deserve three life sentences and the death penalty. This literary kick to the dick may very well be the greatest compilation of all things manly throughout history.
Finn Bollinger. Military codename: EAGLE.
A single dad, a warrior, a hero.
And the only person who can save Charlotte Devereux. The woman who once shattered his life.
When former Special Forces soldier Finn Bollinger is asked to help with an undercover mission, he’s up for the task. His job teaching survival skills to civilians at Linear Tactical keeps him sharp, and he can still handle himself in the field.
But the Army damn well didn’t teach Finn how to handle Charlotte Devereux. She’s back and she’s all sorts of bad news.
One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as “Death’s Mistress” and the “Slave Queen”, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends—and one of their most lethal defenders.
Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan, out of trouble.
Welcome to Marwencol tells the story of Mark Hogancamp. Mark is the subject of the movie, Welcome to Marwen (December 2018) starring Steve Carrell
• Welcome to Marwencol is a hybrid art and storybook about Mark Hogancamp and his imaginary World War II—era town of Marwencol.
• Learn about Hogancamp’s life before and after the attack which left him with no memory of the thirty-eight prior years of his life, including his ex-wife, family, artistic talents, or military service
• This astonishing story of the redemptive power of art shows Hogancamp’s process with behind-the-scenes photos, capsule biographies of each Marwencol character, descriptions of each miniature building, and Mark’s insight into constructing and photographing his world
In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture, New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewish Renewal movment, to discuss what he calls The December Project. “When you can feel in your cells that you’re coming to the end of your tour of duty,” he said, “what is the spiritual work of this time, and how do we prepare for the mystery?”
Davidson, who has a seeker’s heart and a skeptic’s mind, jumped at the chance to spend time with him. She’d long feared that death would be a complete annihilation, while Reb Zalman felt certain that “something continues.”
Rachel’s childhood is a mess of fragmented memories, and her adult life is no less chaotic.
Her mother and daughter are her only concrete links to the past and now they are slipping through her fingers. Fuelled by the fear of losing them both, she delves into her mother’s past, fast becoming entangled in her own tragic history.
With eerie friend requests filling Rachel’s phone and shocking flashbacks filling her mind, she heads to County Sligo to discover her past – but is there a killer closer than she thinks?
A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski’s best unpublished and uncollected poems
Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced countless short stories, novels, and poems that have reached beyond their time and place to speak to generations of readers all over the world. Many of his poems remain little known since they appeared in small magazines but were never collected, and a large number of them have yet to be published.
In Storm for the Living and the Dead, Abel Debritto has curated a collection of rare and never- before-seen material—poems from obscure, hard-to-find magazines, as well as from libraries and private collections all over the country.