The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A

"An ingenious tale [that] takes its heart from Dickens and its soul from America’s great outlaw West." ―ElleHalf Apache and mostly orphaned, Edgar Presley Mint’s trials begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven, when the mailman’s jeep accidentally runs over his head. As he is shunted from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, comedy, pain, and trouble accompany Edgar through a string of larger-than-life experiences. Through it all, readers will root for this irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.

  • Brand: Brand: W. W. Norton n Company
  • ASIN: 039334164X

Letting Loose the Hounds: Stories

Letting Loose the Hounds:

“Funny, unpredictable, and abounding with strange beauty . . . a fierce new voice of the American West.”―Outside Exploding with an unsettling exuberance, Brady Udall’s stories traverse a geography of lost love, fragmented lives, and satisfying revenge. From the night a six-foot-three Apache Indian holding a goat steps into a moonlit Arizona backyard in "Midnight Raid" to the pivotal moment when a man, delirious from a dental extraction, gets rescued by a stranger in the title story, Udall injects his stories and characters with equal parts darkness and humor. These are sad and sweet stories, moving from the familiar to surprising destinations. But even when disaster looms, Udall's fine comic sense sustains his men and women in their sometimes extravagant efforts to connect and cope. Plunged in the moment, these stories have velocity; they spray gravel as they take off.

  • ASIN: 0393335542

The Amish Cook's Family Favorite Recipes by Lovina Eicher (2013-01-01)

The Amish Cook's Family Favorite Recipes by Lovina

The Amish Cook's Family Favorite Recipes offers a welcome return to nature and community that is centered on the family table. With more than 300 good, old-fashioned recipes and plenty of Amish lore, wisdom, and cooking tips, this cookbook deliciously brings the simple life home.

  • ASIN: B01FGKTJZK

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel

The Lonely Polygamist: A

  • ASIN: B003KVLTJM

Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats

Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs

This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell's art and Eckhart Tolle's words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.

  • Brand: New World Library
  • ASIN: 160868119X

RUNAWAY MOON

RUNAWAY

Will anyone on Earth survive after a rogue dwarf planet narrowly misses us and destroys our moon? The place is Southern California. The year is 2029. A rogue dwarf planet slams into the moon causing a massive firestorm of debris and a chain reaction of deadly disasters that kill almost every living thing on Earth. The last known survivors in America are Alex and Jessa Jacks, their teenage son, Deuce, their dog and a small group of humans from diverse backgrounds who make their way to Lake Tahoe, California. Virtually all of their animal protein food resources are gone. They are forced to fight for basic survival amid Stone Age conditions, rapid, catastrophic climate change and global geologic upheaval. It will take a miracle for them to survive the relentless onslaught of terrifyinging natural disasters.

  • ASIN: B018DIB9O6

When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today

When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application

Christian educators and parents will learn how to use methods pioneered by Charlotte Mason to create a learning environment that encourages children's natural love of learning.

  • Brand: Crossway Books
  • ASIN: 1581342594

Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s

Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride

The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball's most colorful and controversial decade The Major Leagues witnessed more dramatic stories and changes in the ‘70s than in any other era. The American popular culture and counterculture collided head-on with the national pastime, rocking the once-conservative sport to its very foundations. Outspoken players embraced free agency, openly advocated drug use, and even swapped wives. Controversial owners such as Charlie Finley, Bill Veeck, and Ted Turner introduced Astroturf, prime-time World Series, garish polyester uniforms, and outlandish promotions such as Disco Demolition Night. Hank Aaron and Lou Brock set new heights in power and speed while Reggie Jackson and Carlton Fisk emerged as October heroes and All-Star characters like Mark "The Bird" Fidrych became pop icons. For the millions of fans who grew up during this time, and especially those who cared just as much about Oscar Gamble's afro as they did about his average, this book serves up a delicious, Technicolor trip down memory lane.

  • ASIN: 1250007240

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants

Mosby's Essentials for Nursing

Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 5th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential to becoming a nursing assistant. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care.Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant's specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort.Procedures boxes are divided into step-by-step format with instructions for performing each skill, including Quality of Life courtesies, Pre-procedure, Procedure, and Post-Procedure sections to make learning critical skills easier.Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, encouraging you to promote pride in the person, family, and yourself.Quality of Life reminders in the procedure boxes reinforce the simple courtesies that should be afforded to all patients, demonstrating h...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0323113176

Destin Miraculeux D'Edgar Mint (Le) (Collections Litterature) (French Edition)

Destin Miraculeux D'Edgar Mint (Le) (Collections Litterature) (French

560pages. in8. broché jaquette. Entre L'oeuvre de Dieu, la part du Diable de John Irving et Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucous de Ken Kesey, le livre de Brady Udall appartient à cette lignée des grands romans américains inoubliables. La vie d'Edgar Presley Mint démarre de façon fracassante, s'il on peut dire. En un premier chapitre stupéfiant, l'enfant de sept ans, métis et orphelin, se fait écraser la tête par la Jeep du facteur. On croit Edgar perdu, mais il va être sauvé miraculeusement par un jeune médecin fantasque auquel un curieux destin va d'ailleurs le lier. Edgar va alors connaître bien des tribulations héroïques, picaresques. Après deux années à Sainte-Divine, un hôpital peuplé de personnages délirants et qui deviennent en quelque sorte sa famille, il sera envoyé dans un orphelinat, puis placé dans une excentrique famille d'accueil. Mais nulle part Edgar ne trouvera vraiment sa place. Il se mettra alors en quête du facteur, qu'il n'a jamais pu oublier, afin de lui dire qu'il a survécu et qu'ils se libèrent mutuellement du même fardeau. Cette incroyable quête le mènera finalement à un foyer inattendu. Ce roman, belle réflexion sur la famille et la filiation, est peuplé de personnages inoubliables, à commencer par Edgar Presley Mint, narr...

  • ASIN: 2226126619
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