Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel

By Lydia Millet

“Hilariously humorous. . . . Lydia Millet’s novels increase the bar for boldness.”―Rene Steinke, New York instances publication Review

at the grounds of a Caribbean island hotel, newlyweds Deb and Chip―our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her joyful jock husband who is pleasant to a fault―meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef.

As the resort's "parent corporation" swoops in to nook the industry on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with different adventurous souls, together with an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to avoid wasting stated mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which desires to flip their reef right into a subject park.

Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest e-book but, tempering the pointy satire of her early occupation with the empathy and subtlety of her newer novels and brief tales. this can be an unforgettable, enchanting story, darkly comedian at the floor and illuminating in its depths.

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By Lydia Millet

“Hilariously humorous. . . . Lydia Millet’s novels increase the bar for boldness.”―Rene Steinke, New York instances publication Review

at the grounds of a Caribbean island hotel, newlyweds Deb and Chip―our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her joyful jock husband who is pleasant to a fault―meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef.

As the resort's "parent corporation" swoops in to nook the industry on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with different adventurous souls, together with an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to avoid wasting stated mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which desires to flip their reef right into a subject park.

Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest e-book but, tempering the pointy satire of her early occupation with the empathy and subtlety of her newer novels and brief tales. this can be an unforgettable, enchanting story, darkly comedian at the floor and illuminating in its depths.

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Naked Pictures of Famous People

By Jon Stewart

In those nineteen whip-smart essays, Jon Stewart takes on politics, faith, and star with a seethingly irreverent wit, a brilliantsense of timming, and a palate for the obsurd -- and those unique forays into his hilarious global will divulge you to all its wickedly bare truths.

He's the MTV generation's grasp of recent humor, a celeb of movie, television, and the comedy degree. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, completely unique choice of comedian essays in Naked images of well-known People. And as of January eleven, 1999, you could benefit from the intelligence and self-deprecating attraction he brings to modern comedy on Comedy Central's "The day-by-day Show."

In his first publication, he interprets that distinct expertise to the web page, with funny forays right into a sizeable array of matters: style, city lifestyles, quickly automobiles, cocktail tradition, glossy Jewishness, politics, and relationship.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and outstanding timing that makes his up to the moment assortment a must have for humor fanatics looking for a Woody Allen for the 90s.He's the MTV generation's grasp of recent humor, a celeb of movie, television, and the comedy degree. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, totally unique number of comedian essays in Naked images of recognized People. And as of January eleven, 1999, you could benefit from the intelligence and self-deprecating appeal he brings to modern comedy on Comedy Central's "The day-by-day Show."

In his first booklet, he interprets that targeted expertise to the web page, with funny forays right into a massive array of topics: style, city lifestyles, quickly automobiles, cocktail tradition, glossy Jewishness, politics, and relationship.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and very good timing that makes his up to the moment assortment a must have for humor fanatics looking for a Woody Allen for the 90s.

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By Jon Stewart

In those nineteen whip-smart essays, Jon Stewart takes on politics, faith, and star with a seethingly irreverent wit, a brilliantsense of timming, and a palate for the obsurd -- and those unique forays into his hilarious global will divulge you to all its wickedly bare truths.

He's the MTV generation's grasp of recent humor, a celeb of movie, television, and the comedy degree. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, completely unique choice of comedian essays in Naked images of well-known People. And as of January eleven, 1999, you could benefit from the intelligence and self-deprecating attraction he brings to modern comedy on Comedy Central's "The day-by-day Show."

In his first publication, he interprets that distinct expertise to the web page, with funny forays right into a sizeable array of matters: style, city lifestyles, quickly automobiles, cocktail tradition, glossy Jewishness, politics, and relationship.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and outstanding timing that makes his up to the moment assortment a must have for humor fanatics looking for a Woody Allen for the 90s.He's the MTV generation's grasp of recent humor, a celeb of movie, television, and the comedy degree. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, totally unique number of comedian essays in Naked images of recognized People. And as of January eleven, 1999, you could benefit from the intelligence and self-deprecating appeal he brings to modern comedy on Comedy Central's "The day-by-day Show."

In his first booklet, he interprets that targeted expertise to the web page, with funny forays right into a massive array of topics: style, city lifestyles, quickly automobiles, cocktail tradition, glossy Jewishness, politics, and relationship.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and very good timing that makes his up to the moment assortment a must have for humor fanatics looking for a Woody Allen for the 90s.

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Awkward Family Pet Photos

By Mike Bender

The authors of the New York occasions bestseller Awkward relations Photos are again with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and occasionally uncomfortable bond among humans and their pets.

There are few issues extra worthwhile than having a puppy. They love us unconditionally, bathe us with cognizance, and due to them, we really dwell longer. So, what can most likely be awkward approximately our animal BFFs? good . . . not anything. in truth, we’re the awkward ones. we love our pets, yet let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us pass a bit overboard. Like giving them center names, throwing them intricate birthday events, and making them a Christmas sweater to compare with the remainder of the relations. fact is, what they cherish so much is our companionship. and perhaps that’s the explanation we care approximately them so much—because for such uncomplicated pleasures, they permit us to be as awkward as we want.

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By Mike Bender

The authors of the New York occasions bestseller Awkward relations Photos are again with a hilarious tribute to the unbreakable and occasionally uncomfortable bond among humans and their pets.

There are few issues extra worthwhile than having a puppy. They love us unconditionally, bathe us with cognizance, and due to them, we really dwell longer. So, what can most likely be awkward approximately our animal BFFs? good . . . not anything. in truth, we’re the awkward ones. we love our pets, yet let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us pass a bit overboard. Like giving them center names, throwing them intricate birthday events, and making them a Christmas sweater to compare with the remainder of the relations. fact is, what they cherish so much is our companionship. and perhaps that’s the explanation we care approximately them so much—because for such uncomplicated pleasures, they permit us to be as awkward as we want.

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We Are All Made of Stars: A Novel

“Fans of Jojo Moyes will love We Are All made up of Stars,” raves Good Housekeeping. Rowan Coleman’s appealing, life-affirming novel tells an unforgettable tale approximately moment percentages, the facility of phrases, and the resilience of the heart.

A devoted nurse, Stella unearths convenience on the hospice the place she works the past due shift, particularly on account that her husband lower back from Afghanistan—cold, far away, and shattered via painful thoughts he refuses to proportion. The hospice at evening is one other global, the place the loss of life obtain closure through developing the letters that Stella is helping them write. The pages are jam-packed with love and humor, occasionally remorse, and, sometimes, even directions for a at a loss for words husband on find out how to run home equipment. There’s one rule: The letters are mailed basically after the sufferer has passed.
 
without notice Stella is confronted with a hindrance: a lady lower than her care, Grace, has written a confession to the son she deserted decades earlier than. The letter truly has to be learn ahead of Grace dies. but when Stella mails it now, she breaks the rule—and hazards tampering not just with Grace’s needs but additionally with destiny.
 
Navigating ardour and grief, loyalty and loss, and a wedding threatened by means of silence and secrets and techniques, Stella discovers that letters carry a unique strength: granting solace, saving thoughts, nurturing relationships. because the phrases undergo, love redeems.

Advance compliment for We Are All made from Stars
 
“Coleman has written a poignant tale that examines the price of existence, love, and forgiveness. . . . A tear-jerking yet finally uplifting story.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Rowan Coleman’s The Day We Met
 
“As with Me prior to You, by Jojo Moyes, I couldn’t positioned this booklet down.”—Katie Fforde

“Coleman’s heartbreaking, funny novel a few family members in main issue vividly jogged my memory in regards to the fierce, resilient center in every kind of affection. Readers of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice and Elin Hilderbrand’s Beautiful Day will specially relish this book.”—Nancy Thayer
 
“Coleman executes one other particularly robust novel that's fantastically written. . . . the story is so poignant and heartbreaking that readers should be thoroughly engrossed through the characters whereas experiencing a big selection of emotions.”RT ebook Reviews

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“Fans of Jojo Moyes will love We Are All made up of Stars,” raves Good Housekeeping. Rowan Coleman’s appealing, life-affirming novel tells an unforgettable tale approximately moment percentages, the facility of phrases, and the resilience of the heart.

A devoted nurse, Stella unearths convenience on the hospice the place she works the past due shift, particularly on account that her husband lower back from Afghanistan—cold, far away, and shattered via painful thoughts he refuses to proportion. The hospice at evening is one other global, the place the loss of life obtain closure through developing the letters that Stella is helping them write. The pages are jam-packed with love and humor, occasionally remorse, and, sometimes, even directions for a at a loss for words husband on find out how to run home equipment. There’s one rule: The letters are mailed basically after the sufferer has passed.
 
without notice Stella is confronted with a hindrance: a lady lower than her care, Grace, has written a confession to the son she deserted decades earlier than. The letter truly has to be learn ahead of Grace dies. but when Stella mails it now, she breaks the rule—and hazards tampering not just with Grace’s needs but additionally with destiny.
 
Navigating ardour and grief, loyalty and loss, and a wedding threatened by means of silence and secrets and techniques, Stella discovers that letters carry a unique strength: granting solace, saving thoughts, nurturing relationships. because the phrases undergo, love redeems.

Advance compliment for We Are All made from Stars
 
“Coleman has written a poignant tale that examines the price of existence, love, and forgiveness. . . . A tear-jerking yet finally uplifting story.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Rowan Coleman’s The Day We Met
 
“As with Me prior to You, by Jojo Moyes, I couldn’t positioned this booklet down.”—Katie Fforde

“Coleman’s heartbreaking, funny novel a few family members in main issue vividly jogged my memory in regards to the fierce, resilient center in every kind of affection. Readers of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice and Elin Hilderbrand’s Beautiful Day will specially relish this book.”—Nancy Thayer
 
“Coleman executes one other particularly robust novel that's fantastically written. . . . the story is so poignant and heartbreaking that readers should be thoroughly engrossed through the characters whereas experiencing a big selection of emotions.”RT ebook Reviews

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Better Than Life

By Grant Naylor

In line with the television sequence, this booklet is a sequel to "Red Dwarf". The characters of Rimmer, Cat and Kryten are trapped in a working laptop or computer online game which may shipping gamers on to the area of mind's eye, a global the place every one participant can get pleasure from very good luck. the one capture is that the sport kills.

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By Grant Naylor

In line with the television sequence, this booklet is a sequel to "Red Dwarf". The characters of Rimmer, Cat and Kryten are trapped in a working laptop or computer online game which may shipping gamers on to the area of mind's eye, a global the place every one participant can get pleasure from very good luck. the one capture is that the sport kills.

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Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

By Amy Alkon

"Miss Manners with Fangs." —LA Weekly

We reside in a global that’s very varied from the single within which Emily submit got here of age. many folks who're great (but who additionally occasionally say "f*ck") are often at a loss for instructions approximately tips on how to be an exceptional one that offers successfully with the expanding onslaught of rudeness all of us come upon. to guide us out of the miasma of recent mannerlessness, science-based and bitingly humorous syndicated recommendation columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners style and offers us a brand new algorithm for our twenty-first century lives.

With wit, type, and a splash of snark, Alkon explains that we now stay in societies too massive for our brains, missing the limitations on undesirable habit that we had within the small bands we developed in. Alkon exhibits us how we will be able to reimpose these constraints, how we will steer clear of being one of many impolite, and the way to face as much as those who find themselves. Foregoing prissy recommendation on which utensil to take advantage of, Alkon solutions the twenty-first century’s so much burning questions on manners, including:
* Why do many folks, specially these below 40, now locate spontaneous cell calls rude?
* What are you able to tape on your mailbox to forestall puppy walkers from letting their pooch violate your lawn?
* How do you close up the fellow within the pharmacy line together with his mobile on speaker?
* What small present for your new friends may lead them to think carefully approximately enjoying Metallica at three a.m.?

Combining technology with greater than a slightly of humor, stable Manners for great those that occasionally Say F*ck is destined to offer stable outdated Emily a shove off the etiquette shelf (if that’s now not too impolite to say).

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By Amy Alkon

"Miss Manners with Fangs." —LA Weekly

We reside in a global that’s very varied from the single within which Emily submit got here of age. many folks who're great (but who additionally occasionally say "f*ck") are often at a loss for instructions approximately tips on how to be an exceptional one that offers successfully with the expanding onslaught of rudeness all of us come upon. to guide us out of the miasma of recent mannerlessness, science-based and bitingly humorous syndicated recommendation columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners style and offers us a brand new algorithm for our twenty-first century lives.

With wit, type, and a splash of snark, Alkon explains that we now stay in societies too massive for our brains, missing the limitations on undesirable habit that we had within the small bands we developed in. Alkon exhibits us how we will be able to reimpose these constraints, how we will steer clear of being one of many impolite, and the way to face as much as those who find themselves. Foregoing prissy recommendation on which utensil to take advantage of, Alkon solutions the twenty-first century’s so much burning questions on manners, including:
* Why do many folks, specially these below 40, now locate spontaneous cell calls rude?
* What are you able to tape on your mailbox to forestall puppy walkers from letting their pooch violate your lawn?
* How do you close up the fellow within the pharmacy line together with his mobile on speaker?
* What small present for your new friends may lead them to think carefully approximately enjoying Metallica at three a.m.?

Combining technology with greater than a slightly of humor, stable Manners for great those that occasionally Say F*ck is destined to offer stable outdated Emily a shove off the etiquette shelf (if that’s now not too impolite to say).

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The Adventures of Unemployed Man

By Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Rick Veitch

MAIN road, USA-Against brilliant odds, jobless crusader UNEMPLOYED guy and his sidekick PLAN B embark on a heroic look for work-and speedy locate themselves waging an epic conflict opposed to The simply Us League, a dastardly crew of supervillains together with THE HUMAN source, poisonous DEBT BLOB, crimson SLIP and THE INVISIBLE HAND.

Experience this action-packed tale within the ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN-a fearless, wonderful, and provocative ebook that ASTOUNDS with incisive wit and AMAZES with wonderful insights into the determined scenario such a lot of heroes locate themselves in today.

A new supergroup of down-but-not-out heroes has emerged from the industrial challenge, together with perpetual grad pupil grasp OF levels, fix-it-with-tape DUCTO, pain-shrinking therapist strong GRIEF, checkbook unbalancer ZILCH, shadow employee FANTASMA, and beauty mom, who equipped her invisible jet from items of the glass ceiling.

These heroes have enlisted the aid of Erich Origen and Gan Golan, the dynamic duo at the back of the recent York occasions bestseller GOODNIGHT BUSH. jointly they inform the tale of our intrepid heroes' climactic conflict with the self-interested villains who stay within the corridor of simply Us, devising sinister plots that threaten the full world.

This richly illustrated booklet is a parody of vintage superhero comics from the Golden Age to the current day-and an excellent dissection of our present fiscal meltdown. It good points spectacular paintings by means of such comics legends as Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, Michael Netzer, Terry Beatty, Josef Rubenstein, Benton Jew, Thomas Yeates, Shawn Martinbrough, Clem Robins, Tom Orzechowski, Thomas Mauer and Lee Loughridge.

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By Erich Origen, Gan Golan, Rick Veitch

MAIN road, USA-Against brilliant odds, jobless crusader UNEMPLOYED guy and his sidekick PLAN B embark on a heroic look for work-and speedy locate themselves waging an epic conflict opposed to The simply Us League, a dastardly crew of supervillains together with THE HUMAN source, poisonous DEBT BLOB, crimson SLIP and THE INVISIBLE HAND.

Experience this action-packed tale within the ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN-a fearless, wonderful, and provocative ebook that ASTOUNDS with incisive wit and AMAZES with wonderful insights into the determined scenario such a lot of heroes locate themselves in today.

A new supergroup of down-but-not-out heroes has emerged from the industrial challenge, together with perpetual grad pupil grasp OF levels, fix-it-with-tape DUCTO, pain-shrinking therapist strong GRIEF, checkbook unbalancer ZILCH, shadow employee FANTASMA, and beauty mom, who equipped her invisible jet from items of the glass ceiling.

These heroes have enlisted the aid of Erich Origen and Gan Golan, the dynamic duo at the back of the recent York occasions bestseller GOODNIGHT BUSH. jointly they inform the tale of our intrepid heroes' climactic conflict with the self-interested villains who stay within the corridor of simply Us, devising sinister plots that threaten the full world.

This richly illustrated booklet is a parody of vintage superhero comics from the Golden Age to the current day-and an excellent dissection of our present fiscal meltdown. It good points spectacular paintings by means of such comics legends as Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, Michael Netzer, Terry Beatty, Josef Rubenstein, Benton Jew, Thomas Yeates, Shawn Martinbrough, Clem Robins, Tom Orzechowski, Thomas Mauer and Lee Loughridge.

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Henry and Beezus (Henry Huggins)

By Beverly Cleary

For the well-meaning Henry Huggins, not anything ever works out really as planned—including getting the motorcycle of his goals. fortunately his buddy Beezus Quimby is there to aid!

Henry's makes an attempt at elevating funds for his motorcycle fund retain falling flat. promoting bubble gum at the playground will get him in hassle together with his instructor, after which Ribsy's nostril for mischief nearly ruins Henry's paper direction. Even pesky little Ramona Quimby manages to get within the manner of Henry's probability at a motorcycle. yet it doesn't matter what, Henry can regularly expect trustworthy Beezus to stay via his side.

Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary portrays a real friendship, whereas telling a truly shaggy dog story girls and boys alike will enjoy.

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By Beverly Cleary

For the well-meaning Henry Huggins, not anything ever works out really as planned—including getting the motorcycle of his goals. fortunately his buddy Beezus Quimby is there to aid!

Henry's makes an attempt at elevating funds for his motorcycle fund retain falling flat. promoting bubble gum at the playground will get him in hassle together with his instructor, after which Ribsy's nostril for mischief nearly ruins Henry's paper direction. Even pesky little Ramona Quimby manages to get within the manner of Henry's probability at a motorcycle. yet it doesn't matter what, Henry can regularly expect trustworthy Beezus to stay via his side.

Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary portrays a real friendship, whereas telling a truly shaggy dog story girls and boys alike will enjoy.

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The Misfortunates: A Novel

By Dimitri Verhulst

Frank, soft, and brutally humorous, Dimitri Verhulst's semi-autobiographical tale information the vibrantly unique trip of a boy turning out to be up in a relations of alcoholics in Belgium

Sobriety and moderation are alien techniques to the boys in Dimmy's kinfolk. lifeless in all different respects, his 3 uncles have a unprecedented expertise for ingesting, an inherent ability for violence, and an unwavering dedication to the pub. And his father Pierre isn't any slouch both. inside of hours of his son's beginning, Pierre plucks him from the maternity ward, props him on his motorbike, and takes him on an introductory travel of the village bars. His mom quickly leaves them to it and as Dimmy grows up amid the stench of stale beer, he turns out destined to stick to the trail of his forebears and make a low-life occupation in inebriation, until eventually he starts off to piece jointly his personal plan for the future.

Bringing to lifestyles the shambolic upbringing that The father or mother describes as, "the ordinary, gruesome, excremental poetry in their grubby lives," The Misfortunates "can be without warning smooth in addition to uncomfortably humorous . . . this novel always surprises and intrigues."

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By Dimitri Verhulst

Frank, soft, and brutally humorous, Dimitri Verhulst's semi-autobiographical tale information the vibrantly unique trip of a boy turning out to be up in a relations of alcoholics in Belgium

Sobriety and moderation are alien techniques to the boys in Dimmy's kinfolk. lifeless in all different respects, his 3 uncles have a unprecedented expertise for ingesting, an inherent ability for violence, and an unwavering dedication to the pub. And his father Pierre isn't any slouch both. inside of hours of his son's beginning, Pierre plucks him from the maternity ward, props him on his motorbike, and takes him on an introductory travel of the village bars. His mom quickly leaves them to it and as Dimmy grows up amid the stench of stale beer, he turns out destined to stick to the trail of his forebears and make a low-life occupation in inebriation, until eventually he starts off to piece jointly his personal plan for the future.

Bringing to lifestyles the shambolic upbringing that The father or mother describes as, "the ordinary, gruesome, excremental poetry in their grubby lives," The Misfortunates "can be without warning smooth in addition to uncomfortably humorous . . . this novel always surprises and intrigues."

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