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    By Tom Reynolds

    Tom Reynolds is an ambulance employee. On any given day he might be attacked via strangers, sworn at through motorists, puked on, coated in blood, and different even more disagreeable ingredients. He might aid to bring a toddler within the morning and witness the final moments of a demise guy within the afternoon. He bargains with street injuries, knife assaults, household violence, drug overdoses, forget, and pain. Tom blogs approximately his stories on the finish of every shift. His Random Acts of Reality site has a big following with more than 30,000 viewers each day. right here, Tom charts the earlier years of his lifestyles as an ambulance employee. he's drained, he's annoyed, and he's extra annoyed than ever yet he nonetheless manages to seize the extra relocating, heartwarming, and inspirational moments along the chaos.

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    By J.F. Powers

    Hailed through Frank O'Connor as one among "the maximum residing storytellers," J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver one of the authors who've given the fast tale an unmistakably American solid. In 3 narrow collections of completely crafted tales, released over a interval of a few thirty years and taken jointly right here in one quantity for the 1st time, Powers wrote approximately many stuff: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the nice melancholy, and the flight to the suburbs. His maximum topic, however—and one who was once uniquely his—was the lifetime of clergymen in Chicago and the Midwest. Powers's completely human monks, who comprise do-gooders, gladhanders, wheeler-dealers, petty tyrants, or even the strange saint, fight to maintain with the Joneses in a rustic unabashedly dedicated to consumption.

    These superbly written, deeply sympathetic, and intensely humorous tales are an unforgettable list of the precarious balancing act that's American life.

    Table of Contents
    The Lord's Day
    The Trouble
    Lions, Harts, jumping Does
    He do not Plant Cotton
    The Forks
    The Valiant Woman
    The Eye
    The outdated chook, A Love Story
    Prince of Darkness
    Death of a Favorite
    The bad Thing
    The satan was once the Joke
    A wasting Game
    Defection of a Favorite
    Blue Island
    The Presence of Grace
    Look How the Fish Live
    One of Them
    Priestly Fellowship

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    By P. G. Wodehouse

    Together with his overbearing sister, woman Constance, and the ill-tempered Alaric, Duke of Dunstable, approximately to descend upon Blandings fort, Lord Elmsworth calls in his brother, Sir Galahad Threepwood, for ethical help. but if Dunstable indicates up with a debatable portrait of a nude girl, Blandings erupts in chaos. each eccentric visitor turns out to need the portray, and for extraordinarily diversified reasons—Wilbur Trout since it appears like his ex-wife, and Lord Elmsworth simply because it's a ringer for his puppy pig! How on this planet will Gally variety this mess out?

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    By Douglas Adams

    Whilst a passenger check-in table at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God. yet which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk lightly? What god will be striking round Heathrow attempting to capture the 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with Dirk's latest--and late-- patron, came upon purely this morning along with his head revolving atop the hit checklist "Hot Potato"? Amid the opposed attentions of a stray eagle and the trauma of a truly soiled fridge, super-sleuth Dirk lightly will once more clear up the mysteries of the universe...

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    By Augusten Burroughs

    National Bestseller

    From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's such a lot provocative selection of real tales but. From nicotine gum habit to lesbian own advertisements to incontinent canine, Possible part Effects mines Burroughs's lifestyles in a sequence of uproariously humorous essays. those are tales which are uniquely Augusten, with all of the over-the-top hilarity of Running with Scissors, the erudition of Dry, and the breadth of Magical Thinking. a set that's common in its allure and unabashedly intimate, Possible unwanted side effects continues to discover that that is such a lot own, mirthful, tense, and adored, with unequalled audacity. A cautionary story in essay shape. Be forewarned--hilarious, troubling, and surprising effects could occur.

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    By Joseph O'Neill

    During this witty first novel, the normal confronts the romantic with darkly hilarious effects. Solicitor James Jones wryly recounts a yr spent unraveling the mysteries of his glamorous foreign lawyer-client's complex deepest lifestyles and realizes that there are not any faily-tale existences--only lives to be lived, and that, for himself, this is often the existence.

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    By P.G. Wodehouse

    The closest Wodehouse ever got here to a significant tale, the arriving of invoice is an engaging mixture of social remark and lightweight comedy. It matters the offspring of Ruth, a spoilt heiress, and Kirk, an impecunious artist of excellent body, introduced jointly by way of Ruth’s aunt, a believer in eugenics. The younger couple are ultimately winning in retrieving their baby and their marriage from the impression of overbearing Mrs Poter, yet basically after a chain of comedian mishaps in a e-book which includes a galaxy of classic Wodehouse characters, together with the bossy aunt, a tetchy millionaire, a good-natured ex-boxer and an orotund English butler.

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    By Ben Elton

    The foreign bestseller that encouraged the motion picture Maybe Baby.

    Birds do it. Bees do it. Why cannot Sam and Lucy?

    When Lucy first advised they make a child, Sam used to be gung ho --after all, snoozing along with his spouse is one in every of Sam's favourite activities. Then out got here the thermometers, by means of the holistic domestic treatments -- let alone a few humiliating bouts with specimen jars. quickly Lucy's calls for are riding Sam out of his brain. that's, until eventually Sam conceives a plan of his personal: he will write a screenplay in keeping with his and Lucy's poignant (and frequently uproarious) efforts to conceive a baby. it may be a tremendous hit. it might probably even make Sam's profession. Or rate him his marriage . . .

    From the award-winning writer of Popcorn and Blast from the Past comes this hilarious and heartbreaking new novel --a provocative two-sided examine one couple's unimaginable quandary. From sperm that swim backward to aromatherapy run amok, procreation for Lucy and Sam has became a grisly little warfare. but when Lucy feels barren because the Sahara, and Sam thinks his homosexual neighbors can be fathers earlier than he's, they're approximately to have not begun one other challenge on their fingers: saving the affection that when used to be every thing they'd. . . .

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