Californians Sissy, Lucy, and Mattie are all looking forward to their much needed getaway to Las Vegas; the three best friends expect to shop, soak in the sun, take in the glitz and the glitter, gamble, and meet a few memorable characters. When they are introduced to Boo at a shelter for abused women, they click immediately, and they ask her to join them on their excursion. But their simple vacation turns out to be anything but a vacation. From the moment they see a bundle thrown out of a van, their trip takes a drastic turn. Inside the blanket the women discover a Doberman pup; they name her Baby and she tags along as the women experience one misadventure after another. Their story is filled with surprise beginnings and endings for everyone involved, and Sissy, Lucy, Mattie, and Boo definitely fulfill their mission to meet more than a few memorable characters.
Author: Thomas J. Peters
Publisher: Dk Pub
Release Date: 2006-08-22
Genre: Business & Economics
The business management guru and author of In Search of Excellence presents a thought-provoking, inspirational look at the changing world of twenty-first-century business that introduces innovative strategies for overcoming outdated company values and procesures to create an aggressive environment that empowers talented individuals. Reprint.
The Nineties has been a thrilling and varied decade for pop, with a renaissance of both rock and roll and pop music. Along with new acts like the Spice Girls, Oasis, Beck, Bjork and Nirvana, there has been an explosion of dance music and the emergence of powerful new genres like drum'n'bass and thrash metal. All the entries have been created from the massive data-base of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, first published in 1992, which is the acknowledged champion of contemporary music reference books.
Reflecting today's growing emphasis on multiculturalism, the second edition of this remarkably successful anthology offers twelve additional contributions from the new generation of writers currently revitalizing the short story form, including Amy Tan, Bharati Mukherjee, R.K. Narayan, Stephen Milhauser, Ellen Gilchrist, and Patrick McGrath. Organized around the successive stages of humanity's most durable myth, the hero's quest narrative pattern delineated by renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell, this edition offers a summary and explication of Campbell's analysis of the quest motif, a new biographical introduction to Campbell's life and work, and a section of concise biographical entries on each of the fifty authors.As in the earlier edition, the quality and quantity of the selections give instructors the freedom to present the stories in whatever order and structure they choose. For those who wish to take advantage of the anthology's thematic organization, the editors provide questions for discussion and possible writing assignments that do not sacrifice the comprehensive diversity of the selections or their identity as distinctive works of literature open to various interpretations. A highly accessible introduction to the technical aspects of the close analysis of fiction, this text also offers a number of special features: two supplementary tables of contents, one organized by alternate themes, and one by the traditional elements of fiction; an introductory essay defining those technical elements and including a sample analysis of one the stories in the anthology; and a glossary of critical terms.