A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Author: Marina Lewycka
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781786823373
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Genre: Drama

A LOVESICK GRANDFATHER. TWO DAUGHTERS AT WAR. A MUST-SEE MODERN FAMILY DRAMA. Nikolai, an 86 year old retired Ukrainian engineer and tractor historian, has fallen in love with 36 year old Valentina and he’s determined to marry her and become a father again! His daughters, Vera and Nadezhda, who haven’t spoken since the death of their mother, are totally unprepared for the grenade that’s about to explode into their lives. The sisters unite in horror to defend their father and what remains of his pension. But is Valentina a refugee searching for better opportunities, or a bogus visa seeker trying to cheat a vulnerable old man? As Valentina’s dreams of Western prosperity begin to shatter, things take a darker turn. Nadezhda and her shaken family must face the ghosts of their past, confront their heritage and rediscover relationships. Marina Lewycka’s million-copy bestselling novel won The Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction and the Waverton Good Read Award, and was shortlisted for The Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005.


Author: Roger L. Welsch
ISBN: 1610604857
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The Tractor Trilogy

Author: Roger Welsch
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760313059
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

The philosophical musings of author, television personality, and tractor nut Roger Welsch -- the 21st century's answer to Will Rogers -- have inflamed the minds of a generation (not to mention inflaming other delicate tissues). Finally, three of his most important books about the correlation between farm equipment and relationships are combined in one convenient volume, The Tractor Trilogy. Even with some of Roger's new stuff added in, this tiny package still fits into the front pouch of most overalls! Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them seduces readers into joining the cult of Allis-Chalmers. Learn how to acquire rusty tractors while dodging an angry spouse, why the best solution to any problem begins in the local tavern, and why you should never eat peanuts in the shop. Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles chronicles the revival of The Woodpecker, a scrap-yard orphaned Allis-Chalmers WC. Meet local tractor experts who keep Roger on the right track, learn techniques such as goo removal and fender wrestling, and get some good advice from fellow tractor fanatics. Love, Sex, and Tractors cracks the nut that has confounded mankind since the invention of the wheel: Can men, women, and tractors coexist in peace? And where does a case of Old Milwaukee fit in the equation? In perhaps his greatest contribution to society, Roger unveils the secret to male survival: The Male Generic Apology. Book jacket.

Golden Years My Ass

Author: Roger Welsch
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557638011
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Humor

Roger Welsch's humorous take on his hahahaha Golden Years, a subject in which he now considers himself an expert. Portions of this book have been shared with friends facing medical problems and have each and every one found the humor encouraging and heartening. Anyone who is thinking about getting older will profit from a reading of this book...and of course anyone who is pretty much giving up might find something here that would change his mind. You can get old and complain, or get old and laugh; the choice is yours, and this volume gives you that choice.

A Life with Dogs

Author: Roger Welsch
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760320454
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Pets

In "My Life With Dogs," Roger Welsch has written one of his most entertaining volumes yetQa collection of essays reflecting on mankind's significant other, the dog. Welsch's love of dogs is apparent on every page, and his enthusiasm for the subject adds a level of sparkle to his wit that transcends even his beloved tractor books. 0-7603-2045-4$21.95 / MBI Publishing

Weed em and Reap

Author: Roger Welsch
Publisher: Falcon PressPub Company
ISBN: 076273907X
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Nature

There are lots of books out there about how to accurately and skillfully identify and cook wild foods, but not very many about first-rate, industrial-grade weed eating. Join best-selling humorist Roger Welsch as he recounts his encounters with edible wild foods--you''ll get a bellyful of laughs, as well as a great backyard buffet.

L amour Actually

Author: Melanie Jones
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 9780857659385
Release Date: 2014-09-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

After deciding she's fed up with city life, Melanie embarks on a journey to southwest France with just a suitcase full of optimism and not a little bit of naivetéAfter one particularly bad day at work, advertising executive and confirmed city girl Melanie Jones decides to give up her old life in search of something new and simpler in southwest France. She has little knowledge of the country, even less of the language, and just the memory of a disastrous school French exchange and a few day trips to Calaisy. Still, how different can life in France be? After a series of adventures with skirt-ripping tractors, handsome twin farmers, celebrity not-quite-beens, unusual toilets, and a bonkers ex-pat community, all topped up, of course, with lashings of rosé, Melanie begins to discover that her new life in France isn't quite what she'd thought it would be.

Ode to the Outhouse

Author: Charles Sale
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0896585980
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Humor

Ode to the Outhouse is a fun, humorous look at privies with amusing outhouse postcards. Includes color photos of visually interesting outhouses, and cartoons and drawings.

Just Listen

Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101128527
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

To find the truth you’ve got to be willing to hear it. When she’s modeling, Annabel is the picture of perfection. But her real life is far from perfect. Fortunately, she’s got Owen. He’s intense, music-obsessed, and dedicated to always telling the truth. And most of all, he’s determined to make Annabel happy. . . “This is young adult fiction at its best.” —School Library Journal Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye