Author: Roger Welsch
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2003
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.
With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her place alongside Zadie Smith and Monica Ali as a writer who can capture the unchanging verities of family. When an elderly and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant announces his intention to remarry, his daughters must set aside their longtime feud to thwart him. For their father’s intended is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for green satin underwear and an appetite for the good life of the West. As the hostilities mount and family secrets spill out, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian combines sex, bitchiness, wit, and genuine warmth in its celebration of the pleasure of growing old disgracefully.
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.
Author: Sarah Dessen
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
Author: M. Kei
Release Date: 2010-05-19
Genre: Coming out (Sexual orientation)
"Pirates of the Narrow Seas was a dashing good tale full of adventure and mayhem"'Sage Whistler, author of 'Broken'"nail-bitingly intense . . . I highly recommend that you rush out and get this book."'Alex Beecroft, author of 'False Colours'Lt. Peter Thorton of the 18th century British navy must struggle to come out gay while surviving storms at sea, ship to ship battles, duels, kidnapping, and more in his quest for true love and honor. Pirates of the Narrow Seas is an expertly crafted swashbuckler brimming with authentic detail and fully realized portraits of life at sea, written by a tall ship sailor and internationally acclaimed poet.Winner of a Sweet Revolution Award for 'best full cast' and 'Judge's Pick'
Author: Rebecca Traister
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-10-11
"Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a 'dramatic reversal.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman, covering class, race, [and] sexual orientation, and filled with ... anecdotes from ... contemporary and historical figures"--
Two Caravans is the hilarious and engaging second novel from bestselling author Marina Lewycka. A field of strawberries in Kent... And sitting in it are two caravans - one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner's son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they each other warily. There are the Poles, Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; and Emauel from Malawi. They're all here to pick strawberries in England's green and pleasant land. But these days England's not so pleasant for immigrants. Not with Russian gangster-wannabes like Vulk, who's taken a shine to Irina and thinks kidnapping is a wooing strategy. And so Andriy - who really doesn't fancy Irina, honest - must set off in search of that girl he's not in love with. 'Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life...could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive' Sunday Times 'Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror' The Times Literary Supplement 'Hilarious and horrifying, Two Caravans is funny, clever and well observed' Guardian Bestselling author Marina Lewkyca has received great critical acclaim since the publication of her hilarious first novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005, which was the winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and longlisted for the Booker prize 2005. Her other humorous novels We Are All Made of Glue and Various Pets Alive and Dead are also available from Penguin. Two Caravans is published as Strawberry Fields in the USA and Canada.
Mr. Hill of Hill's Tractor Sales bets Micah's Grandpappy that his rusty old tractor won't make it through another hay season, but Micah learns that Grandpappy's tractor, like an old friend, doesn't let him down