Large Animals

Author: Jess Arndt
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1936787490
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A Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2017 • An Entropy magazine Best Book of 2017 “Jess Arndt’s Large Animals is wildly original, even as it joins in with the classics of loaded, outlaw literature. Acerbic, ecstatic, hilarious, psychedelic, and affecting in turn, this is an electric debut.” —Maggie Nelson, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of The Argonauts Jess Arndt's striking debut collection confronts what it means to have a body. Boldly straddling the line between the imagined and the real, the masculine and the feminine, the knowable and the impossible, these twelve stories are an exhilarating and profoundly original expression of voice. In “Jeff,” Lily Tomlin confuses Jess for Jeff, instigating a dark and hilarious identity crisis. In “Together,” a couple battles a mysterious STD that slowly undoes their relationship, while outside a ferocious weed colonizes their urban garden. And in “Contrails,” a character on the precipice of a seismic change goes on a tour of past lovers, confronting their own reluctance to move on. Arndt’s subjects are canny observers even while they remain dangerously blind to their own truest impulses. Often unnamed, these narrators challenge the limits of language—collectively, their voices create a transgressive new formal space that makes room for the queer, the nonconforming, the undefined. And yet, while they crave connection, love, and understanding, they are constantly at risk of destroying themselves. Large Animals pitches toward the heart, pushing at all our most tender parts—our sex organs, our geography, our words, and the tendons and nerves of our culture.

Large Animals In Everyday Life

Author: Wendy Brenner
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820342904
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The eleven stories in Wendy Brenner's debut story collection concern people who are alone or feel themselves to be alone: survivors negotiating between logic and faith who look for mysterious messages and connections in everyday life, those sudden transformations and small miracles that occur in mundane, even absurd settings. Brenner's stories range in setting from the rural and southern (a rotating country music bar, a dog track/jai alai compound, a grocery store, a natural cold springs sinkhole) to the urban and high-tech (absurdly bureaucratic companies and academic departments and a food irradiation plant). Often young and tough women seeking to hone their survival sensibilities, Brenner's characters are a mix of the everyday and the fantastic: frustrated secretaries and scientists, a young supermodel, precocious children, fierce plumbers and mechanics, a psychic grandmother, an unhappy lottery winner, a desperate grocery-store mascot in an animal suit. And then there are the animals—real ones of all kinds who turn up at unlikely moments and often seem to be trying to help.

Manak Na S Story 75 000 Bc

Author: Bonnye Matthews
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594333742
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"Bonnye Matthews is America’s preeminent writer of prehistoric history." - Grace Cavelieri of The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress. Manak-na's Story, 75,000 BC is book 2 in the popular Winds of Change series, a prehistoric fiction series on the peopling of the Americas. Manak-na hears of an opportunity to take a great adventure. He has raised his children and feels that his time has come to live his dream. Manak-na adventures from China/Mongolia by boat to Mexico and returns, having promised his wife he will limit his adventures to one. Can he keep his promise? The Winds of Change novel series views the peopling of the Americas primarily from research over the last 15 years. The series takes the "what if" perspective. What might it have been like if the Americas abounded in human life long before 12,000 years ago? "What author Bonnye Mathews has managed to do is to expertly craft a series of notably entertaining novels that incorporates new data into an historical fictional accounts that bring these ancient peoples alive." -Midwest Book Review

The Last Goodbye And Other Short Stories

Author: R.W. Scott
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456860820
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The Last Goodbye and Other Short Stories by the writer R W Scott are based on some of his life experiences, stories told to him from his childhood, and from the lives of others. The stories will delight the reader with their variety and easy to read language. Stories of a man ́s love for his wife, a young man ́s trials during the civil war, a struggle for life between a moonshiner and a squirrel, stories of love lost, found, discovered, the humor of the daily live´s of every day people in the work place and in their homes. Stories written not to impress but to bring enjoyment to the reader.

Beautiful Animal Stories For Good Children

Author: Kauko Lehti
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618971514
Size: 13.83 MB
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From a fragile canary bird to a strong bear, the animals in these ten short stories can speak to one another. A lion may share a secret with a peacock; a frog can explain something to a grasshopper.-----In these soon-to-be-classic stories for pre-K children, the animals find out some important lessons about life. Children will delight in learning with the animals that it isn't good to envy your friends, you shouldn't look down on others, friends stick together and bragging is bad.-----The perfect stories for settling down little ones for a night of pleasant dreams, Beautiful Animal Stories for Good Children are sure to become much-loved favorites to read again and again!

Animal Stories

Author: Max Evans
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806150920
Size: 41.21 MB
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Legendary western author Max Evans has spent his entire life working with cows and horses. These rangeland animals, and other creatures both domestic and wild, play pivotal roles in his stories. This magnificent collection, beautifully illustrated by cowboy artist Keith Walters, showcases twenty-six animal tales penned by Evans during his long and celebrated career. Both fiction and nonfiction, the stories in this collection get us inside the heads and hearts of numerous four-legged critters—dogs, horses, burros, goats, cattle, deer, coyotes, and more. “The Old One,” for example, shows us the world through the eyes of a prairie dog as she watches her latest litter of pups rolling and tumbling around the mound and thinks of all the things she will need to teach them. And in “The One-Eyed Sky,” an aging cow with a new calf and an old coyote with a litter to feed circle each other warily, trying to protect their young, until a rancher intervenes. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Evans also delves into the “animal nature” of human beings, as in “The Heart of the Matter,” where two Vietnam vets and friends kill a deer and then turn their rifles on each other. These captivating tales display Evans’s trademark mix of raucous humor and vivid, poetic descriptions of the high plains of West Texas and his beloved Hi-Lo Country in northeastern New Mexico. He reminds his readers of simpler times and more honorable people even as he evokes the merciless environment in which his characters, both animal and human, struggle to survive.

Mouse Tales And Other Assorted Stories

Author: Vicki W. Fowler, DVM
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 1462408826
Size: 24.70 MB
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Once, there was a cat named Mouse. Vicki W. Fowler, DVM, met him when he was half-grown, on the day his owner brought him in to be destroyed because he was a "dirty" cat. Unable to convince the owner to pursue a less-lethal response, Dr. Fowler offered to find the cat a new home. But young Mouse had other plans. He quickly appointed himself the clinic's mascot and Dr. Fowler his new human companion. For sixteen memorable years, Mouse made life more interesting for Dr. Fowler and her staff. She has owned (or been owned by) a long list of cats, but none more memorable than Mouse. In his honor, Dr. Fowler now shares some of her favorite stories from her nearly forty years in practice. As is the custom, names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the stories are all true. Dr. Fowler was the first woman veterinarian to own her own practice in New York's Capital District. She shares the tales of the many who touched her life, from her first cat in the early 1950s, through veterinary school in the 1960s, and her decades of private practice. Her memoirs celebrate the many people and animals who graced her life and who were there for her through the death of a child, a divorce, the raising of her children, deaths of pets, health problems, and retirement. They all shared in her joy and her sorrow, and she in theirs.

Nature Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401701490
Size: 65.56 MB
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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Stories For Animals

Author: I. H. Smythe
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450296262
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There are literally millions of books written about animals, but only two books written specifically for animals-and this is one of them.* Originally these stories were published on the wind as an olfactory collection for dogs, but when they soared to #1 on the bestseller lists, other creatures demanded versions for themselves. Thus they were published with vegetable based inks for the edification of rabbits and slugs; converted into a vigorous waggle dance for honeybees; transcribed into whale songs, bird calls, cricket chirps, and elephant trumpets; and, lastly, translated into cow pies for the satisfaction of dung beetles and houseflies. All of these animals enjoyed reading about phobic cats, skeptical basset hounds, heroic honeybees, tree-hugging slugs, and megalomaniacal mollusks-but now, at long last, Stories for Animals is available to animals of all species-including yours. * The other is "Poetry for Animal"s, available at fine bookstores and from woodland creatures everywhere. Recommended for ages 11+ (77+ in dog years)