The Iowa Caucuses

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The Iowa Caucuses by John C. Skipper Summary

Smaller in population than several U.S. cities, the state of Iowa has become an unexpected and unparalleled proving ground for would-be presidential candidates. The Iowa caucuses provide a unique brand of retail politics, on the decline in an age of multi-million dollar advertising blitzes. Potential candidates have gone to extraordinary lengths to impress Iowa’s voters, dying their hair, changing their wardrobes, posing—and giving speech after speech. This book chronicles the most important events of each Iowa caucus since 1972 and reveals how the unassuming Midwestern state came to be an unlikely powerhouse in presidential politics.

A Stolen Life

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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard Summary

On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

The Sixteenth of June

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The Sixteenth of June by Maya Lang Summary

A finely observed debut novel that paints a funny, moving, truthful portrayal of a family at a turning point: “A triumph” (Helen Schulman, New York Times bestselling author of This Beautiful Life). Leopold Portman dreams of settling down in Philadelphia’s bucolic suburbs and starting a family with his fiancée, Nora. A talented singer in mourning for her mother, Nora has abandoned a promising opera career and wonders what her destiny holds. Her best friend, Stephen, Leopold’s brother, dithers in his seventh year of graduate school and privately questions Leo and Nora’s relationship. On June 16, 2004, the three are brought together—first for a funeral, then for the Portmans’ annual Bloomsday party. As the long-simmering tensions between them rise, they must confront their pasts and their hopes for the future. Clever, lyrical, and poignant, The Sixteenth of June delves into the frictions and allegiances of friendships, the murky uncertainty of early adulthood, and the yearning to belong. Offering a nod to James Joyce’s Ulysses, this remarkable novel explores the secrets we keep and the lengths we go to for acceptance and love. It is “a perfect book for fans of Jonathan Tropper, Meg Wolitzer, and, yes, James Joyce” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).

That's Weird!

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That's Weird! by Kendall F. Haven Summary

Readers can explore 16 of science's toughest mysteries through stories, activities, and examination of what scientists are doing to try to solve them.

Uncaged

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Uncaged by Frank Shamrock,Charles Fleming,Mickey Rourke Summary

Before Frank Shamrock became known professionally as "The Legend"—winning almost every mixed martial arts title in existence—he endured a childhood marred with abuse, neglect, and molestation that led to an equally troubled young adulthood. This riveting book tells his whole story: his neglect as a child by his hippie mother and absentee father, his salvation under the foster father who took him in when no one else would, his desperate act of armed robbery and subsequent incarceration in state prison, and his eventual rebirth as a cage fighter who would go on to dominate the entire sport for the next two decades. Detailing his fights inside and outside of the ring, it discusses the people and events that enabled him to become a champion as well as his problems with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the reasons behind his retirement. With eye-opening depictions of the world of mixed martial arts fighters and refreshing candor, this thrilling story of sex, violence, crime, and redemption reveals the numerous pitfalls a famous fighter encountered in his life and how he successfully overcame them to become a champion in every sense of the word.

The Witness Of The Red Heat

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The Witness Of The Red Heat by Gregg Levine Summary

This is the touching and tragic final journey and mission of the last man alive in the aftermath of a global warming catastrophe. From the author of the gripping and groundbreaking mystery Sympathy For The Devil, The Witness Of The Red Heat will stick with you and make you appreciate the world we live in and the people around you. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Greenpeace.org by the author to help stop global warming.

OCD Love Story

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OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu Summary

In this “raw and well-crafted (Kirkus Reviews)” romance, Bea learns that some things just can’t be controlled. When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again. But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic…and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed. Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down…and she might end up breaking her own heart.

Memoirs of a Lost Island

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Memoirs of a Lost Island by C. S. Lovelace Summary

Anecdotal memories of 70 years of summers on Nantucket told with humor, joy and some nostalgia. Authentic history intermingled with early styles cotrasted with the new; by experienced magazine publisher. 26 essays, 24 illustrations, 120 pages.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up by Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark Summary

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up supports and inspires teenagers as they grow up as they read stories written by other teens about the problems and issues they face every day. Being a teenager is hard -- school is challenging, family issues arise, friends and love come and go, bodies and emotions go through major changes, and many teens experience the loss of a loved one for the first time. With 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul's library about life lessons, self-acceptance, meeting challenges, and growing up, this book reminds teenagers that they are not alone.

Blood Rush

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Blood Rush by Sharit Sinha Summary

An average boy-next-door is about to find out that he is the most crucial part of a centuries old good-vs-evil war, that will take him trotting all over the globe trying to save the seven wonders… and that he inherited an ancient lost wondrous martial art – the Blood Rush!

Snuff The Magic Dragon

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Snuff The Magic Dragon by Leslie Langtry Summary

From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes a collection of short stories in the Greatest Hits Mysteries series featuring the Bombay Family of Assassins: What do the Minotaur, Rasputin, the first man hung for murder in America, and the Countess of Blood all have in common? No, they aren't related. They all appeared on the Bombay Family's Hit List! In this collection of Bombay Bedtime Stories, you'll find out what Bombays did before Gin Bombay came along. From pet Dodo birds of the very first Bombay to Ancient Greece and 20th Century Russia, get the stories Bombay children have been told for thousands of years. Stories that have been shrouded in blood-sworn secrecy…until now! Greatest Hits Mysteries available: 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1 Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2 Stand By Your Hitman – book #3 I Shot You Babe – book #4 Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5 Snuff the Magic Dragon - book #6 My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen – book #7 Four Killing Birds – a holiday short story Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas – a holiday short story What critics are saying: "Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…' one truly original and wacky novel!" ~ RT BOOKreviews "Those who like dark humor will enjoy a look into the deadliest female assassin and PTA mom's life." ~ Parkersburg News "Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense." ~ Chicago Tribune "The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details." ~ Publisher's Weekly "Irreverent, witty and fun…a wild, adventurous ride!" ~ Katie MacAlister, New York Times Bestselling Author "The fast-paced romantic suspense chick lit thriller is over the top, but fans will want to follow suit as Leslie Langtry provides a satirical family drama." ~ Midwest Book Review

My Father Lost and Found

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My Father Lost and Found by Saul Stone Summary

MY FATHER LOST AND FOUND forgives us for not saying good-bye. When a loved one dies we want to say things that were never said. We want to share our lives with those that left us too early. This is the premise of the book. The ability to bring the past back into our lives and give us an opportunity to forgive and be forgiven. From that forgiveness we carry hope for a better and more fruitful life. The past is our only connection with the future. If we do not know where we came from we will never know who we are.

Phantasmagorium October 2011

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Phantasmagorium October 2011 by Anna Tambour,Genevieve Valentine,Joe Pulver,Simon Strantzas,Stephen Graham Summary

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Bending God

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The Royal Nonesuch

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The Royal Nonesuch by Glasgow Phillips Summary

“The hipster cultural economy of the dot-com boom is skewered in this hilarious coming-of-age memoir” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Glasgow Phillips published his debut novel Tuscaloosa at the tender age of twenty-four. The results were disastrous: encouraging reviews, translations, a paperback sale, a film option, and a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. But over the next two years, as Phillips’s second novel unraveled and freelance journalism assignments ended in humiliation, a horrible, secret thought took hold in him: perhaps, just possibly, whatever talent he had was of the kind that would never be more than promise. Washed up as a “real” writer before he was thirty, Phillips went to Los Angeles and formed a company with his best childhood friend Jason McHugh, independent producer of Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo. The Royal Nonesuch is the story of Phillips’s rollercoaster ride through the twisted world of underground Hollywood and the funhouse of the Internet during the boom. Phillips builds a hilarious and poignant memoir, in the tradition of Augusten Burroughs and Sean Wilsey, from tales of promise and failure, family and madness, friendship and redemption, fame and infamy, and good old-fashioned hustling. It is a remarkable book; a brilliant portrait of a generation in all its foolish glory. “The best book I’ve read about being in your twenties and trying to figure out what to do with your life . . . Something this funny shouldn’t also be this profound.” —Matt Stone, cocreator of South Park

Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book (Enhanced Edition)

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Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book (Enhanced Edition) by Nancy N. Rue Summary

From bestselling author Nancy Rue comes a YA contemporary novel that combines coming-of-age drama with a rom-com series of adventures as one girl deals with her complicated family and first love. Jesse Hatcher is used to keeping everything together—from trying to manage her thoughts amidst her ADHD to helping her mom through bipolar “phases” and keeping the reality of the highs and lows—and their living situation—a secret. But when her supposedly dead father, Lou, appears and her mother becomes suicidal, her taped-together life comes undone. Soon Jesse is placed in Lou’s temporary custody, where she has everything but control. As she works her Dad-mandated job learning to make sushi with a chef intent on torturing her, she concocts a plan to get back to her real home. But then a cute boy named Rocky and the thrill of riding his motorcycle complicate things, and the book she found seems to have all the answers she doesn’t want to hear. Torn between what her mom wants and a life she might actually enjoy, Jesse is forced to make a crazy decision. Motorcycles, Burritos & One Strange Book: features a vibrant and witty protagonist dealing with the realities of a divided family and mental illness is a Christy award-winning novel that explores the ideas of self-worth and empowerment provides an inspirational message for those dealing with tough circumstances is the first book in the Real Life series

Dreaming of Eden

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Dreaming of Eden by S. Thistlethwaite Summary

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.

Weird U.S.

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Weird U.S. by Mark Sceurman,Mark Moran,Matt Lake Summary

Explores ghosts and haunted places, local legends, cursed roads, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions found in the United States.

Closing In

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