Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnin

By Joyce Magnin

Newly widowed Charlotte Figg purchases a double-wide trailer sight unseen and strikes to the Paradise Trailer Park together with her puppy fortunate. regrettably, neither the trailer nor Paradise are what Charlotte anticipated. Her trailer is a ramshackle previous position short of significant fix, and the folks of Paradise are harboring extra secrets and techniques than Bayer has aspirin. Charlotte s new good friend Rose Tattoo learns that Charlotte performed softball and convinces her to rally the ladies of Paradise right into a crew. Reluctant at the beginning, Charlotte warms to the inspiration and is quickly training the Paradise Angels. in the meantime, Charlotte discovers that the executive of Paradise, Fergus Wrinkel, abuses his spouse Suzy. Charlotte units out to discover how to retailer Suzy from Fergus and within the strategy involves a tricky consciousness approximately her personal painful marriage.

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Themistius : on Aristotle physics 4 by Themistius & Robert B. Todd

By Themistius & Robert B. Todd

Physics booklet four is considered one of Aristotle's best works, discussing position, time and vacuum. Themistius was once a fourth-century advert orator and essayist, not just a thinker, and he proposal that purely paraphrases of Aristotle have been wanted, simply because there have been already such accomplished commentaries. still, his paraphrastic commentaries are choked with leading edge remark. in accordance with Aristotle, there is not any such factor as three-dimensional house. A thing's exactly-fitting position is a floor, the interior floor of its rapid atmosphere. One challenge that this created used to be that the outermost stars, in Aristotle's view, haven't any atmosphere, and so no position. Themistius means that we would imagine rather than the neighbouring our bodies which they encompass as supplying their position. Aristotle observed time as anything countable, and concluded that it relies for its life on that of awake beings to do the counting. Themistius is within the minority between commentators in disagreeing. Themistius consents with Aristotle in denying the lifestyles of vacuum. we won't imagine house previously empty of physique penetrates all over a physique inserted into it. If one extension may possibly penetrate one other, says Themistius, a physique may possibly penetrate a physique, simply because our bodies occupy areas completely in advantage of being prolonged

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Getting into Guinness: One Man's Longest, Fastest, Highest by Larry Olmsted

By Larry Olmsted

A desirable mixture of participatory journalism and historical past, entering into Guinness is the never-before-told tale of the bestselling copyrighted publication of all time. Veteran reporter Larry Olmsted all started a private quest to wreck an current international checklist, then to set one other one, and shortly he was once totally immersed within the loopy and hugely aggressive international of checklist breaking. this is often his behind-the-scenes record of the characters who created the recognized list publication and proceed to make it wackier and wackier with each passing 12 months. The mesmerizing 50-year heritage of the Guinness global files is a narrative of extra special luck, both compelling mess ups, and severe oddities. humans around the globe try to get into the e-book, frequently within the so much unimaginable methods. Olmsted chronicles the various funniest and best Guinness checklist holders from a uniquely insider standpoint: he himself is one among them. all of it begun with a gentleman's guess over which used to be the quickest video game chicken in Europe, the golden plover or the grouse. The try and resolution this query has bought greater than a hundred million books in dozens of languages and each nook of the globe. this present day, there's heated pageant for the checklist to carry the main files (currently held via Ashrita Furman, 114 documents and counting), in addition to vintage curiosities that experience lasted for many years (the tallest guy in historical past remains to be Robert Wadlow, at eight' 11"). Interwoven into all of this can be Olmsted's account of his personal profitable record-setting makes an attempt, the 1st concerning touring midway worldwide together with his golfing shoes—"Greatest Distance among Rounds of golfing at the similar Day"—and the second one inflicting him to almost lose his brain whereas enjoying the world's longest poker consultation. Why do humans dedicate rather a lot strength to get into the list booklet, frequently at nice probability? Why do the main severe lovers dedicate their complete lives to this pursuit? Why is society so keen about documents and list breaking? Why do american citizens on my own purchase one million and a part copies of the recognized booklet each year, propelling it to the pinnacle of the bestseller lists decade after decade? Why do readers of all generations be mindful an analogous record-holding icons, the fattest twins, the longest fingernails, and the tallest guy? After his personal trip contained in the international of checklist breaking, those are the questions Olmsted makes an attempt to reply to. within the culture of the bestselling notice Freak—a m?lange of travelogue, memoir, investigative journalism, and history—Getting Into Guinness is a must-read for an individual who has ever learn Guinness international documents and puzzled why anyone might develop their fingernails for a complete lifetime.

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You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy

By Dakota Cassidy

A pleasant new romantic comedy from an writer who "never disappoints."* (New York instances bestselling writer MaryJanice Davidson) She used to be definitely the right party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy spouse. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and residing together with her mom and teen son in a retirement village, together with her vanity kicked to the shrink. till her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin' sizzling. Campbell refuses to think Max isn't really that clever, humorous lady he is beaten on for the reason that highschool. The extra Max attempts to teach him he is fallacious, the extra she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she's able to throw down a few payback on her ex-life and struggle for what she deserves...

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86'd: A Novel (P.S.) by Dan Fante

By Dan Fante

In l. a., suffering telemarketer-writer and part-time under the influence of alcohol Bruno Dante is jobless back. The book of his ebook of brief tales has been cast off indefinitely. looking out the wish advertisements for a gig, he reveals a chauffeur task. whilst Bruno calls the quantity within the advert, he discovers the boss is his former long island service provider David Koffman, who's commencing a West Coast department of his thriving limo carrier. Koffman hires Bruno as resident supervisor of Dav-Ko Hollywood less than one situation: he needs to stay sober. yet fast company luck triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his personal insanity as he struggles to maintain his previous typical demons from getting the simplest of him another time.

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