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Truck: A Love Story (P.S.)

Michael Perry · Harper Perennial; Reprint edition
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh track."All I wanted to do was fix my old pickup truck," says Michael...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Emus: A Meg Langslow Mystery

Donna Andrews · Minotaur Books; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Life will never be the same for Meg Langslow after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews's beloved series. Meg's long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Dr. Blake was reunited...
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A Crowded Marriage

Catherine Alliott · Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Praise for Catherine Alliott "Possibly my favorite writer."-Marian Keyes "Compulsively readable and highly entertaining."-Times "A're in for a treat."-Daily Express "Hilarious and full of surprises."-Daily Telegraph 'Til death do us part...
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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?

Erma Bombeck · McGraw-Hill
Pages: 203
Format: Large Print

Erma Bombeck assesses the individual's chances for survival in the seventies, dealing with such issues as the difficulty of replacing a toilet-tissue spindle and the recent discovery that lettuce is fattening
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Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death

Kurt Vonnegut · Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence
Pages: 205
Format: Book

Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
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Good Grief!: The Story of Charles M. Schulz

Rheta Grimsley Johnson · Pharos Books; First edition. edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An updated edition explores Charles M. Schultz's wartime experiences, creation of the Peanuts characters, his strong yet idiosyncratic moral and ethical code, and the true story behind the elusive Little Red-Haired Girl. Reprint. --This text refers to the Paperback ...
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Night of Camp David

Fletcher Knebel · Vintage
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

"What would happen if the president of the U.S.A. went stark-raving mad?" Back by popular demand, The New York Times calls the 1965 bestselling political thriller by the author of Seven Days in May, "A little too plausible for comfort." How can one man convince the highest...
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My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up

Russell Brand · Collins
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

"A child's garden of vices, My Booky Wook is also a relentless ride with a comic mind clearly at the wheel.... The bloke can write. He rhapsodizes about heroin better than anyone since Jim Carroll. With the flick of his enviable pen, he can summarize childhood thus: 'My very...
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Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell

Stephen V. Duncan · Continuum; 1 edition
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will...
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700 Sundays

Billy Crystal · Warner Books
Pages: 192
Format: Book

To support his family, Billy Crystal's father, Jack, worked two jobs, having only one day a week to spend with his family. Based on Crystal's one-man Broadway show of the same name, "700 Sundays"--referring sadly to the time shared by an adoring father and his devoted son--offers...
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Will Smith: A Biography

Lisa Iannucci · Greenwood
Pages: 133
Format: Hardcover

This book offers the life story of the actor and musician who is perhaps the most bankable star in Hollywood today.* Offers a chronology of Will Smith's personal life and career in music, television, and film* Presents photos spanning the performer's life and career
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Mere Anarchy

Woody Allen · Random House; First Edition edition
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

“I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.”–Woody AllenHere, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that...
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