The White Boy Shuffle

Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781466887824
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: Fiction

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."

Treatment of Choice

Author: Mary King
Publisher: Mary King
ISBN: 9781489511447
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Genre: Fiction

New England provides the perfect setting for the first novel in The McFadden Series—the story of Dr. Lauren McFadden and her physical therapist husband, Bryan. Together, they combine their professional skills and artistic talents to create a safe haven for a handful of homeless teens. TREATMENT of CHOICE Dr. Lauren McFadden survived the accidental explosion that nearly took her life. It took months for her injuries to heal, but now she's back at her orthopedic practice at Saint Michael's Rehabilitation Center. Bryan, her devoted husband, is in charge of the physical therapy unit at the center. Lauren has more to deal with at work than broken bodies, difficult parents and a demanding surgery schedule. She's fighting new financial policy regulations that are depriving patients of needed services. Arguments with the center's administrator reach a blistering climax just two days before Christmas, and as a result, the doctor and her husband both turn in their resignations. The couple doesn't just toss their careers without a backup plan. For the past several months, they've been building a resort-style mansion in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Following their dream, Dr. McFadden and Bryan are going to provide a home and unlimited rehabilitation services to seriously injured young patients that have no place else to go. Adam arrives at the estate profoundly deaf and limited by a seizure disorder. Devon’s emotional pain started long before he had his bicycle accident. Philip is so traumatized by what his parents did to him that he's unable to talk. The McFaddens soon discover that administering physical rehabilitation is a walk in the park compared to rebuilding three troubled young lives. They knew it wasn't going to be easy, but they never anticipated the law getting involved, and that's just for starters. Can they really turn these boys around and repair damages that go much deeper than broken bones? And will the boys be able to extend the same understanding shown to them when a gay college student becomes a patient in their home?

New York Magazine

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Release Date: 1985-08-05
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Lottery

Author: Patricia Wood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440633157
Release Date: 2007-08-02
Genre: Fiction

Money isn?t the same as treasure, and IQ isn?t the same as smarts?An uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as ?solid gold.? Perry L. Crandall knows what it?s like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he?s an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he?d need to know: the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the lottery. Most important, she taught him whom to trust?a crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion-dollar jackpot. As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them: never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.

American Folklore and the Mass Media

Author: Linda Dégh
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253116600
Release Date: 1994-02-22
Genre: Social Science

"This book shows how folklore -- magic, miracles, and tales of enchanted princesses and genial giants -- is still alive and well in the modern mass media.... contains a wealth of facts and observations with which to conjure." -- Journal of Communication "Dégh brings her decades of expertise in folk narrative to bear in this well-researched, provocative study of the interrelationship between traditional processes of folk narrative performances and modern mass media.... Highly recommended... " -- Choice "Spanning folk cultural developments as old as feudalism and as new as today's TV ad, American Folklore and the Mass Media demonstrates how vital folklore remains, how often it absorbs -- rather than being absorbed by -- the most dramatic technological innovations and social realignments." -- Carl Lindahl "... all six essays are meaty and informative contributions to vital folkloric issues..." -- Contemporary Legend

Weekly World News

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Release Date: 1985-06-25
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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

Windfall

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780399559389
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one Jenny Han says is filled with all of her "favorite things," Morgan Matson calls “something wonderful” and Stephanie Perkins says “is rich with the intensity of real love.” Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall. As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect. Praise for Windfall: “Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck.” —Jenny Han, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before “Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful. It’s a story about love, and luck, and the way our lives can change in an instant. I laughed and cried and bought a lottery ticket the very next day.” —Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything “Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love— in all its heartache and hope.” — Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After

Future Forward

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0440404754
Release Date: 1991-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Having kept the secret that their family VCR can send people back in time, eleven-year-old twins Scott and Kelly continue to search for the best way to use that power and make an amazing new discovery. Sequel to "Rewind to Yesterday."

Ravens

Author: George Dawes Green
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748112036
Release Date: 2009-08-06
Genre: Fiction

When grifters Shaw and Romeo pull up at a convenience store in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a faulty tyre and be on their way to Florida. But this happens to be the store from which a $318 million Jackpot ticket has just been sold - and when the pretty clerk accidentally reveals to Shaw the identity of the winning family, he hatches a terrifyingly audacious plan. That night, he visits the Boatwright family's home and takes them hostage, while the sinister Romeo patrols the streets nearby, prepared to murder the Boatwrights' loved ones at the first sign of resistance. At first, the family offers none. But Shaw's plan depends on maintaining constant fear - merciless, unfaltering terror - and soon, under the pressure, everyone's sanity begins to unravel...

Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery

Author: Richard Lustig
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452077468
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Reference

In his book, Richard discusses the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of buying lottery tickets to increase your chances of winning. He has created a method that he and members of his family use that has enabled them to WIN several lottery game GRAND prizes. This is a very easy to use method and will work with any type lottery games (scratch tickets or number games) in any state or country. Here are some quotes from people who have used his method: "My husband and I used Richard Lustig's lotto method and within months of starting the method we hit a Mega Money jackpot for 2 million dollars! It was really easy to follow. You only play what you can and you can still win! Shaun and I will only play lotto from now on using these strategies." -Jennifer and Shaun, Florida "Since we've been using your method, we have definitely been winning more that we used to. It's easy to follow" -Dale, Florida "I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I read through your lottery method last night. It seems great. It seems to be just simple logic and makes sense." -Kate, Illinois

History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries Myths and Rumors Revealed

Author: Matt Stone
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760342602
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Transportation

"The automotive world is filled with crazy stories, mysteries, myths, rumors, and legends. This book compiles them all, from subjects such as racing, manufacturing, crime, pop culture, and mechanical, explains their origins and where the truth lies"--

Popular Science

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Release Date: 1982-02
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.