Between Legs

Author: Melanie Regier
ISBN: 9781521274187
Size: 13.93 MB
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Follow Jess and her flight crews around the world in the air and on the ground as she shares some of her wackiest and most memorable experiences with you. This is a work of true fiction, where all the stories have happened somewhere, sometime, as shocking as some of them may be, but all names have been changed to protect both the innocent and not so innocent. Every flight crew has a Jess on it, somewhere, if they are lucky enough to fly with her. Jess lets you feel what it is like to truly be one of the lucky ones who gets to fly the skies and travel the world with a fabulous group of new friends every day. Jess lives each day as it is meant to be lived, full of life and laughter even when she shows you the grittier side of flying the friendly and sometimes not so friendly skies..

Tales Of Beastly Behaviors

Author: J. Madrid
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595312411
Size: 44.38 MB
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Enter a world where a pig struggles to become a housing contractor, a monkey opens a barbershop, an orangutan goes into politics, a fox practices alternative medicine, a goose plans her own wedding, a rabbit experiences the supernatural, a bull yearns to be a monk and a cat strives to become computer literate. In "Tales of Beastly Behaviors" we encounter a timely and thoroughly amusing collection of satirical wit, social commentary and, occasionally wisdom. They offer us a mirror that reflects how we are when we are uniquely human and stripped of artifice. These thirty-four fables satirize human behaviors by attributing them to barnyard animals that think and speak like humans. The characterizations may be whimsical, but what the barnyard animals do and say is entirely recognizable in the actions and words of our friends, our families and ourselves. These fables make social commentary easier to accept as they pick at our frailties and force us to laugh at them.

Anna And The Tale Of The Wolf

Author: A. C. Nicholas
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452020525
Size: 38.31 MB
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"You, my little Anna, have my blood in your veins. Nonno said proudly. You think like a Del Forno. Yes, my mother told us stories about the wolves, but never to frighten us. To us, at that time, the wolves were just a fact of life, like a storm or people you had never met before and really just didn't understand. With wolves, one needs to learn, and having learned, one needs to adapt. It all revolves around Anna. 1965- Anna Del Forno was fifteen when she and her sister visited their grandparents at the farmhouse outside of Binghamton, New York. When a storm forced them to stay longer than expected, her grandfather, a reserved, almost reclusive man began telling them a story, one that he had kept to himself since his youth in the 1920s in Sicily, with his sister Gelsamina, and the baron DArcamo, and the wolves. 1980- Fifteen years later, Anna finds herself returning to the now abandoned farmhouse, only to discover clues and messages that begin a journey that takes her from Binghamton, all the way to Sicily. A journey that all along, she was intended to make. Some called it a legacy, others a curse. Gelsamina, the young woman in the portrait, can only offer so many clues. The rest, Anna must discover by herself. And yet, Gelsamina is always there, sharing a meal, sharing what she knows, sharing the legacy. And when she hears the wolves howling lanelito, the longing, Anna understands what she must do. There comes a point in time when, wanted or not, ones family gives them things. There also comes a time when one must accept them.

Comet S Tale

Author: Steven D. Wolf
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 161620334X
Size: 47.93 MB
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“Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet’s Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us” (Anne Hillerman, New York Times–bestselling author of The Tale Teller). Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven D. Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf? In Comet’s Tale we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf’s isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success. “Absolutely delightful! A very good book about a human whose life is transformed by a greyhound. Makes me want to adopt a greyhound right away!” —Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, New York Times–bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love “A powerful tale about life, family, and personal healing that reminds us all that greyhounds are love!” —Christine A. Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA “Everything you want a memoir to be: wise, moving, honest, and true. I loved it, and so will you.” —Louis Bayard, bestselling author of Courting Mr. Lincoln “Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man’s best friend.” —Booklist

Perfect Turkeys And Other Amusing Tales

Author: Michael Delphy Hunt
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595295623
Size: 34.37 MB
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Perfect Turkeys is the second in a series of books, that examines (through short stories) the often hilarious, and always funny life and times of Michael Devin Hughes. Whether searching for the Perfect Turkey for Thanksgiving, or trying to locate the Fig Queen's House in Brewster Hollow, or reserving a hotel room with a chain hotel, Michael Devin Hughes complicates the most simple of tasks. Though quadruple-divorced, Hughes maintains relations with his ex-wives and children, as the short stories, "Dancing With My Daughter," "A Walk at Sunset With My Son," and "Chief of Personal Appearance" reveal. Michael Devin Hughes' obsessive nature is deliciously illustrated in "Lemon Bars." His humorous bond with his father is wonderfully amplified in "The Buffet Line." And Hughes incredibly bad timing is hilariously detailed in "Dinner and Railroad Crossings."


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Author: Stephen Mateo
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463410786
Size: 35.42 MB
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Journey is the true story of Tomas Mateo Castellano and the secret hes kept from his family his entire life. Its 1946 in Francos fascist Spain. Tomas is 17 years old, living on the remote Canary Islands, where they are still recovering from three years of bloody civil war. Torn between the family he loves and the desire to be free from tyranny, Tomas makes a life changing decision that alters not only his life forever, but also everyone he cares most about in the world. Tomas plans his escape in the middle of the night stealing a sailboat and setting sail across the Atlantic to America in search of freedom and the life hes been dreaming about leaving behind everything he knows and loves. This story follows his extraordinary adventure, and the suffering a family goes through after waking up one morning to find their son has disappeared not knowing whether he is alive or dead.

Flight Attendant

Author: Alice Musbach
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780517540688
Size: 25.90 MB
Format: PDF
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Onward And Upward The Tales Of Carol Ann

Author: Carol Ann Young
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477110615
Size: 58.45 MB
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This is a story about one womans journey through life. Her journey began in a small town during the 1940s and follows her through many steps from being a housewife and mother, raising four children and surviving two failed marriages to pursuing a career and learning how to fly an airplane something which changed her life forever. This story is about the freedom and joy of flight, and much more. It is about family, confidence, exploration, adventure and making friends. It is about facing disappointment and finding the courage to persevere, about challenging yourself and meeting life head on. It is as story filled with much inspiration and hope.