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I Can T Remember The Title But The Cover Is Blue

Author : Elias Greig
ISBN : 9781760870225
Genre : Humor
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As any retail or service worker will tell you, customers can be irrational, demanding, abusive, and brain-scramblingly, mind-bendingly strange. They can also be kind, thoughtful, funny, and full of pathos. Something about the often-fraught interaction between customer and worker, with the dividing line of the counter between them, loosens inhibitions, and has a kind of hot-house effect on eccentricity. In I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue, veteran bookseller Elias Greig collects the best, worst and downright weirdest customer encounters from his years working as a Sydney bookseller. From ill-behaved children to nostalgic seniors and everything in between, this hilarious and unpredictable book is the perfect gift for anyone who's ever been on the wrong side of a counter.

Crash Course In Young Adult Services

Author : Sarah Flowers
ISBN : 9781440851711
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Learn how to improve teen services in public libraries by better understanding teen development and having positive interactions with teens to provide appropriate and interesting collections and services. • Enables librarians to create a welcoming environment for teens in the library • Explains how to better understand teen patrons by finding out what teens read, listen to, and watch, enabling you to guide them to "something good to read" • Provides guidance in how to help teens meet their homework or other information needs • Examines thorny issues regarding access, privacy, challenges to materials, and Internet use


Author : Jim C. Hines
ISBN : 9780698151994
Genre : Fiction
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Hugo winner Jim C. Hines's hilarious and clever Magic ex Libris series, where books come alive and libriomancer Isaac Vainio combats magical threats that spring from the page “Superior worldbuilding.” —Charlaine Harris • “Really, really clever.” —Patrick Rothfuss • “Magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad adventure story we’ve all been waiting for.” —Seanan McGuire When Isaac Vainio helped to reveal magic to the world, he dreamed of a utopian future, a new millennium of magical prosperity. One year later, things aren’t going quite as he’d hoped. An organization known as Vanguard, made up of magical creatures and ex-Porters, wants open war with the mundane world. Isaac’s own government is incarcerating “potential supernatural enemies” in prisons and internment camps. And Isaac finds himself targeted by all sides. It’s a war that will soon envelop the world, and the key to victory may lie with Isaac himself, as he struggles to incorporate everything he’s learned into a new, more powerful form of libriomancy. Surrounded by betrayal and political intrigue, Isaac and a ragtag group of allies must evade pursuit both magical and mundane, expose a conspiracy by some of the most powerful people in the world, and find a path to a better future. But what will that futures cost Isaac and the ones he loves?

How To Write Good

Author : John Vorhaus
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Starting with a wink at his own dumb title and a case for whimsy as a writer’s best friend, veteran writer and writing instructor John Vorhaus offers us this latest glimpse inside his writing mind. Drawing on a quarter-century of experience in writing scripts and novels, and teaching and training writers worldwide, Vorhaus delivers a quick, expressive overview of the writing process, how to engage it, and how to beat its common pitfalls. With abundant concrete writing strategies and an empowering generosity of spirit, HOW TO WRITE GOOD joins JV’s classic COMIC TOOLBOX in providing what every writer needs: rules, tools, and a good, swift kick in the motivation.

The Nipple Of The Queen

Author : C.D. Hopkins
ISBN : 9781491721131
Genre : Fiction
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“You ruined my life,” the departing husband tells his wife in the opening story. Like Circe, she wonders how she came to have such terrible powers--and whether she really has them. In other stories, a young boy tries to understand why he has lost the affection of a much-loved uncle, an elderly couple battle like siblings, and a middle-aged woman is forced to confront the fact that her mother loved a close friend more than she loved her daughter. Love misunderstood, often doubted, often disappointing--the characters in these twenty stories struggle to make sense of it. To varying degrees they succeed, but all find it a difficult and dangerous enterprise. And some wonder whether love is even necessary.

Little Boy Blue

Author : Edward Bunker
ISBN : 9781466841659
Genre : Fiction
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Raised within the confines of a system that has done nothing but provide him with pain, Alex Hamilton's frustration and anger are completely natural--and inherently dangerous. Since his parents split up, Alex has been constantly running from foster homes and institutions, yearning to be with his father, a broken man who cannot give his son the home he desperately needs. The only constant in Alex's life is no-good, criminally-minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in an intelligent mind. Bunker writes, "His unique potential would develop into unique destructiveness."

The Last Word

Author : Hanif Kureishi
ISBN : 9781476779225
Genre : Fiction
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“Hanif Kureishi’s best novel since The Buddha of Suburbia” (The Independent, UK): a mischievous, wickedly funny, and intellectually deft story about a young biographer and the famous and reclusive novelist who is his subject. Mamoon Azam is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England—but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sales are nonexistent, and the expensive habits of his flamboyant second wife are bleeding him dry. In a final attempt to revitalize his career, Mamoon’s publisher commissions Harry, an ambitious young writer, to produce a provocative biography to bring Mamoon back into the public eye. Harry sets off for Mamoon’s estate, where he finds not the literary hero he had imagined, but a vain, bigoted, cynical, and cruelly manipulative genius, who quickly turns the tables on his ambitious young biographer. Harry must insinuate, seduce, and finesse the truth out of the extravagant and damaged characters in Mamoon’s surreal sphere as the young writer and the old master battle for the last word in the story of Mamoon’s life. Acute and brilliantly entertaining, The Last Word is a tale of youthful exuberance and the misery of outgrowing it, as hilarious as it is moving. It is Kureishi’s wisest work to date.

As Long As The Blue Canary Sings

Author : H. Valencia
ISBN : 9781477108277
Genre : Fiction
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In As Long as the Blue Canary Sings was inspired by a true story. "Sheldon" takes the lessons he learned, as an accomplished chess player, and applies them to the various complexities of his life. As he reasserts himself into the world he is forced to examine his core beliefs. With both insight and candor "Sheldon" shares his decision-making processes as he interacts with interesting people and deals with situations that are sometimes sensible and sometimes absurd.

Back Issue 100

Author : Michael Eury
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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BACK ISSUE #100 is a SPECIAL 100-PAGE CENTENNIAL ISSUE featuring Bronze Age Fanzines and Fandom! The story of The Buyer’s Guide by founder ALAN LIGHT, an interview with The Comic Book Price Guide founder ROBERT OVERSTREET, BOB ROZAKIS’ DC Comicmobile memories, a backstage pass of Super DC Con ’76, and histories of The Comic Reader, FOOM, Amazing World of DC Comics, Charlton Bullseye, Squa Tront, and Fawcett Collectors of America! Featuring SCOTT EDELMAN, CARL GAFFORD, BOB GREENBERGER, JACK C. HARRIS, TONY ISABELLA, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, BOB LAYTON, PAUL LEVITZ, MICHAEL USLAN, J. C. VAUGHN, JOHN WORKMAN, and others… and go behind the scenes of Back Issue magazine in an interview with editor MICHAEL EURY.

Galahad In Blue Jeans

Author : Sara Orwig
ISBN : 9781459259218
Genre : Fiction
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WAY OUT WEST RANCHER TO THE RESCUE Rough-edged cowboy Matt Whitewolf knew that being a husband—or a father—just wasn't his style. But when he came across a little girl and her very pregnant mother stranded in the midst of a raging storm, instincts took over, and before he knew it, this self-declared lone wolf had three new guests staying at his ranch. Beautiful single mom Vivian Ashland was running from something, and Matt vowed to do anything to keep her and her children safe. But he didn't anticipate the desire Vivian would stir in him—or the longing he felt to be part of a family he'd never dreamed he needed…. Because there's nothing like a cowboy.

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