Raising Jake

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Raising Jake

Raising Jake Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlie Carillo
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780758248329
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The best kind of journey, one you don't want to end. . .funny, moving. --Mike Lupica, New York Times bestselling author of Heat In Charlie Carillo's funny, insightful novel, a divorced man gets to know his seventeen-year-old son in a tale that rewrites the book on quality time together. . . Sammy Sullivan is working his way down the ladder of success. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the longevity of a fruit fly. But how many men can get themselves fired and have their only son expelled from prep school all in one day? Now, after almost eighteen years, he and Jake may finally get to know each other. (That's if his ex-wife--the super-achiever Sammy can only dream of being--doesn't find out.) Jake knows virtually nothing about his roots. So, Sammy shows him the old neighborhood in the far reaches of Queens. But it's been thirty years. The older woman Sammy lost his virginity to now uses a walker to get around. Most of his hangouts are long gone. It's dreary, born-to-lose stuff. But Jake is on a mission. Wise beyond his (and his dad's) years, he doesn't want his father to miss out the second time around on the good things he blew the first time. And they've got a whole weekend together--a journey where Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional childhood and Jake will face a past he never knew he had. This isn't your typical father-son story--one is still growing up. The other is his son. "In the tradition of Tom Perotta, Carillo explores the strength of the family bond, the power of forgiveness, and the hope that comes from embracing second chances. . .truthful, and hilarious."--Alison Grambs, author of The Smart Girls Guide to Getting Even "I don't like funny, touching novels because they make me wish I'd written them myself. I enjoyed Charlie Carillo's book from beginning to end and now I'm miserable." --Sherwood Kiraly, author of Diminished Capacity "A literary romp through the minefields of a totally normal, and totally abnormal, family. . . I actually laughed out loud and kept turning the pages to make absolutely sure that all worked out at the end." --Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters "Scathingly hilarious and truthful." --Sally Jenkins Queens-born Charlie Carillo, like his protagonist Sam Sullivan, worked at the New York Post as a journalist for many years. He is also the author of My Ride with Gus and divides his time between New York City and London, England, where he works as an independent television producer.

My Brave and Gallant Gentleman

My Brave and Gallant Gentleman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Watson
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"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Moonlight

Moonlight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harold Pinter
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571301401
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'A dark, elegiac play, studded with brutally and swaggeringly funny jokes.' Sunday Times 'A deeply poignant, raffishly comic, emotion-charged study of the gulf between parents and children and the anguish of approaching death... Beckett, the poet of terminal stages, inevitably comes to mind. What instantly moves one is Pinter's image of a man confronting death in a spirit of rage, fear and uncertainty... The piss-taking Pinter humour and the undercutting of verbal pretence are all there. But what makes this an extraordinary play is that Pinter both corrals his familiar themes - the subjectiveness of memory, the unknowability of one's lifelong partner, the gap between the certain present and the uncertain past - and extends his territory. He shows, with unflinching candour, that in an age shorn of systems and beliefs we face "death's dateless date" in a state of mortal terror.' Guardian 'Pinter has written few more fascinating plays.' Times First staged at the Almeida Theatre, London, in September 1993, Moonlight was revived at the Donmar, London, in April 2011. 'The foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the twentieth century.' Swedish Academy citation on awarding Harold Pinter the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2005

One Hit Wonder

One Hit Wonder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlie Carillo
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758261721
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Carillo has an easy way with breezy prose and likeable characters. –Publishers Weekly From the acclaimed author of Raising Jake comes the hilarious, heartfelt story of a former pop star who goes back to his roots--to answer the age-old question,"Whatever happened to. . .?" Back in the Eighties, Mickey DeFalco was America's teenage heartthrob with spiky gelled hair, slanted sideburns, and a number-one hit single--"Sweet Days"--a sappy love song he wrote after his high school sweetheart, Lynn Mahoney, broke his heart. Now approaching middle age, Mickey is lucky to land a singing gig at a bar mitzvah. So the one-hit wonder-boy is making a different kind of comeback--returning to his old stomping grounds in Queens, living with his parents, and sleeping in his childhood bed. Just like in high school. And speaking of blasts from the past, Lynn is also back in town--as beautiful, beguiling, and baffling as ever. . . Sometimes life can feel like a broken record. But even a one-hit wonder deserves a second chance. "A superb comic novelist. . .hilarious and truthful."--Sally Jenkins Queens-born Charlie Carillo is the acclaimed author of My Ride with Gus and Raising Jake. He worked at the New York Post as a journalist for many years, and now divides his time between New York City and London, England, where he works as an independent television producer.

Silver Creek

Silver Creek Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Marie Smith
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1635689996
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Paul took one more look at the door, shrugged, then closed it and walked away. Jessica let out a huge sigh of relief. She had never been so scared in her life. She knew if Paul had found her, it would be all over for her. Her legs felt weak. She slowly slid down the wall and sat on the floor. She was shaking so badly she had to take a couple of deep breaths before she could even move to push herself back to a standing position. She wasn’t sure she would even be able to walk withou

New Year's Promise

New Year's Promise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Clifton
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0857991965
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They've been colleagues, allies and best friends forever, but he wants more — and he's not above using the magic of the Christmas season to get it. When Business Development Executive Ellie Halligan is offered the job of a lifetime in Paris, it seems her chance to live a fairytale adventure has finally arrived. Her only hurdle is convincing legal eagle Justin Murphy — her boss and friend since childhood — to wave his boss's wand and waive her four-week resignation period so that she can start her adventure by Christmas. But Justin proves to be a demanding fairy godmother. He'll let her go early, but not unless she spends time with him over the festive season up until New Year. Ellie doesn't know what to do. Is Justin finally looking at her romantically after all these years, or are far more threatening dynamics at play? Justin has a secret, and he seems to want to pull her back into a past she'd rather forget. But delving into that old pain might be the only way to move forward — and for Justin to finally be free. Will doing this for Justin become Ellie's final gift of love as she loses him forever?

Raise Your Hand

Raise Your Hand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Paul Tapper
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524791237
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Instant New York Times Bestseller! 11-year-old Alice Paul Tapper--daughter of CNN's Jake Tapper--is challenging girls everywhere to speak up! When Alice Tapper noticed that the girls in her class weren't participating as much as the boys, she knew she had to do something about it. With help from her Girl Scout troop and her parents, she came up with a patch that other girls could earn if they took a pledge to be more confident in school. Alice even wrote an op-ed about the experience for the New York Times! Inspired by that piece, this picture book illustrates her determination, bravery, and unwillingness to accept the status quo. With Marta Kissi's delightful illustrations depicting Alice's story, young readers everywhere will want to follow Alice's lead and raise their hand!

Requiem for a Gunfighter

Requiem for a Gunfighter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Davis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469104911
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SUMMARY This is a western love story. It is the tale of a man named Jake who, defeated and disillusioned by the horrors of the War Between the States, heads west with his brother to create a better life. However, his refusal to back down from confrontation, which served him well in war, leads to a life of violence. Through his skill with firearms and the quickness of his reflexes, he acquires a reputation as a dangerous foe. When a writer publishes a fictitious account of his exploits, everyone sees a cold-bloodied killer and no one, except his brother, sees a man of honor trying to come to terms with what he has done and who he is. Only through the love of a woman and her understanding of the demons that drive him does he begin to put his life back together again and find, among the constant battles for survival, a life worth living.

The Xanthic Maize

The Xanthic Maize Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P.G. Dunn
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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Bonosano, the largest manufacturer of hybrid corn in the world, has hired the brilliant scientist, Dr. Allen, to test for possible side effects of their greatest project. Dr. Allen has exhibited exemplary and reputable work on the Xanthic Maize Project, but something has gone wrong to change the course of things. The dumping of Bonosanos test products in the woods surrounding the cornfields has caused the creatures to be infected. The creature could be the answer to mans greatest weapon or the worlds worst enemy. How long can Bonosano engage in a cover-up before strange and dismal events begin to happen? How will these events cause mutations and blood-curdling catastrophes to occur? Can Dr. Allen save every living creature that could possibly be infected with this zombielike trance? From start to finish, this story is told through the vivid imagination of the author, keeping the reader sitting on the edge of their seat, waiting.

Finding Jake

Finding Jake Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Reardon
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062339532
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“I devoured Finding Jake. The tension is almost unbearable in this thriller-cum-character study as layer after layer of a father’s soul are revealed as reflected in the character of his missing son. Utterly engrossing.”—Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Wives and Turn of Mind Simon Connolly’s successful wife has gone to her law office each day, while he has stayed home to raise their children—Jake and Laney. He has tried to do the best for the kids. For sunny, outgoing Laney, it’s been easy. But Jake is different. He has always been on the quiet side, preferring the company of his small group of friends to popularity and organized sports. Now that his children are in high school, Simon should be able to relax, to worry less. He’s never given that chance. On a warm November day, he receives a text: There has been a shooting at the high school. Racing to the rendezvous point, Simon is forced to wait with scores of other anxious parents as one by one, they are reunited with their children. Their numbers dwindle, eventually leaving Simon alone. That is when he learns that Jake is the only child missing. As his worst nightmare unfolds, Simon’s thoughts race. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Jake could not have done this—or could he? Did Simon miss the signs? As rumors begin to ricochet, amplified by an invasive media and the fear swallowing their community, Simon must find answers. But there is only one way to understand what has happened . . . he must find Jake. “Harrowing.” —New York Times Book Review

Finding Jake

Finding Jake Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Reardon
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“I devoured Finding Jake. The tension is almost unbearable in this thriller-cum-character study as layer after layer of a father’s soul are revealed as reflected in the character of his missing son. Utterly engrossing.”—Alice LaPlante, New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Wives and Turn of Mind Simon Connolly’s successful wife has gone to her law office each day, while he has stayed home to raise their children—Jake and Laney. He has tried to do the best for the kids. For sunny, outgoing Laney, it’s been easy. But Jake is different. He has always been on the quiet side, preferring the company of his small group of friends to popularity and organized sports. Now that his children are in high school, Simon should be able to relax, to worry less. He’s never given that chance. On a warm November day, he receives a text: There has been a shooting at the high school. Racing to the rendezvous point, Simon is forced to wait with scores of other anxious parents as one by one, they are reunited with their children. Their numbers dwindle, eventually leaving Simon alone. That is when he learns that Jake is the only child missing. As his worst nightmare unfolds, Simon’s thoughts race. Where is Jake? What happened in those final moments? Jake could not have done this—or could he? Did Simon miss the signs? As rumors begin to ricochet, amplified by an invasive media and the fear swallowing their community, Simon must find answers. But there is only one way to understand what has happened . . . he must find Jake. “Harrowing.” —New York Times Book Review

Taking Off

Taking Off Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Howard
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741768145
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Ash Lynch has worked (if you can call it that) in the magazine industry for what feels like forever. But he's at a very loose end - his ambition to climb the greasy pole of career success long since expired, his personal life at a bit of a standstill. At yet another of his work colleagues' birthday drinks, Ash eyes Zoe and it's infatuation at first sight. But he's out of practice with the opposite sex, and if he's receiving any positive signals from Zoe he's oblivious to them. So it's not entirely surprising when his more enterprising work-mate, Evan, lands Zoe before the week's out. Luckily, Ash finds some sort of solace hanging out with Miller, an ex-roadie taking a break from his trip around Australia to work at the local (birthday drinks) bar. Ash and Miller become great mates, talking heaps, occasionally getting trashed and generally having a good time together. A weird turn of events finds Miller and Ash taking off overseas, first stop Amsterdam (a destination not entirely surprising). Their often hilarious journey across Europe has more than a dash of sex, drugs and rock and roll, taking them to new places in every sense of the word . But will Cali, the girl Ash met in Amsterdam and hasn't been able to get out of his mind since, be the one for him? And is he brave enough to visit her on her Greek island to find out? Or is his sojourn going to dead-end back in Australia with yet another potential relationship biting the dust? A cross between Nick Earl's Zigzag Street and Andrew McGahan's Praise, this is the hilarious, but also poignant, account of two blokes' adventures and friendship as they journey into the unknown.

Jake Ransom Complete Collection

Jake Ransom Complete Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006237611X
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Bestselling novelist James Rollins brings to life the adventures of Jake Ransom, who became an orphan when his archaeologist parents disappeared on a dig three years ago. They left behind tokens—half of an ancient coin for Jake, and the other half for his sister Kady—that fit perfectly into one of their famous discoveries. When everything falls into place, Jake and Kady find themselves in the mysterious, bizarre world of Pangea—home of vicious raptors, bloodthirsty plants, and dark Mayan and Egyptian rituals. And whatever caught their parents is still hungry. The books described as "Indiana Jones for tweens" are perfect for fans of Alex Rider, Percy Jackson, and National Treasure. Includes Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow and Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx.

Shepherd Avenue

Shepherd Avenue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlie Carillo
Editor: Lyrical Press
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An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “An excellent writer and a marvelous storyteller. . . . He creates a special world on Shepherd Avenue that I loved to enter and hated to leave.” –Ferrol Sams From acclaimed author Charlie Carillo comes a poignant, darkly funny, coming-of-age story set in the heart of Italian-American Brooklyn, New York, and the heat of one eventful 1960s summer . . . Ten-year-old Joey Ambrosio has barely begun to grieve his mother’s death when his father abruptly uproots him from his sedate suburban Long Island home, and deposits him at his estranged grandparents’ house in boisterous East New York. While his dad takes off on an indefinite road trip, Joey is left to navigate unfamiliar terrain. Besides his gruff Italian grandparents, there's his teenage Uncle Vic, a baseball star obsessed with the music of Frank Sinatra; a steady diet of soulful, hearty foods he’s never tasted, and a community teeming with life, from endless gossip and arguments to curse-laden stickball games under the elevated train. It’s a world where privacy doesn’t exist and there’s no time to feel sorry for yourself. Most of all, it’s where Joey learns not only how to fight, and how to heal, but how to love—and ultimately, how to forgive. Praise for Charlie Carillo and Raising Jake “The best kind of journey, one you don't want to end...funny, moving.” —Mike Lupica “In the tradition of Tom Perotta...truthful, and hilarious.” —Alison Grambs “A literary romp through the minefields of a totally normal, and totally abnormal, family... I actually laughed out loud and kept turning the pages to make absolutely sure that all worked out at the end.” –Cathy Lamb “Carillo has an easy way with breezy prose and likable characters.” –Publishers Weekly

Return to Shepherd Avenue

Return to Shepherd Avenue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlie Carillo
Editor: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 151610255X
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Acclaimed author Charlie Carillo revisits Shepherd Avenue, the novel that sparked his career, in a witty, moving story about growing older and (sometimes) growing up . . . For the second time in a few weeks, Joey Ambrosio has done something reckless. The first incident—climbing to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to scatter his father’s remains—earned him newspaper headlines and court-ordered therapy. This time, he’s doing something arguably even more dangerous: buying his grandparents’ old house in the rough Brooklyn neighborhood where he spent an idyllic summer half a century ago. With boarded up stores and bars on every window, Shepherd Avenue sure isn’t the way it used to be. Then again, neither is Joey. In 1961, he was a newly motherless kid trying to find his way. Now a successful children’s book author estranged from his grown daughter, he’s viewed with suspicion by his new neighbors—and with amusement by the beautiful Puerto Rican laundress across the street. Amongst the colorful misfits of his past and present he’s hoping to heal old wounds, forge new bonds, and figure out what exactly brought him back here . . . and how, at last, to move on. Praise for Charlie Carillo and Shepherd Avenue An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “An excellent writer and a marvelous storyteller. . . . He creates a special world on Shepherd Avenue that I loved to enter and hated to leave.” –Ferrol Sams

A Spring Wedding

A Spring Wedding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Ross
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 147209526X
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‘A lovely feel-good read.’ Jill Loves To Read A time for new beginnings...

Sprint

Sprint Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501121774
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Sprint by Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars. A must read for entrepreneurs of all stripes.” —Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup From three partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies. Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: What’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint. Designer Jake Knapp created the five-day process at Google, where sprints were used on everything from Google Search to Google X. He joined Braden Kowitz and John Zeratsky at Google Ventures, and together they have completed more than a hundred sprints with companies in mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, finance, and more. A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.

All the Birds, Singing

All the Birds, Singing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evie Wyld
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307907775
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From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness. Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rain and battering wind. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wants it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, and rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake’s past, hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Burning Wild

Burning Wild Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine Feehan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101046546
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Experience the feral passion of the Leopard people in this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Bred by capricious parents for his innate leopard-shifting abilities, billionaire Jake Bannacotti has spent his life in an emotional vacuum—especially after a tragic twist of fate left him to raise his infant son alone. But when his path crosses that of an enigmatic young woman, Jake’s life takes a detour he never fathomed. There is something irresistible about Emma Reynolds—something Jake can’t live without. Hiring her as his son’s nanny will keep her close. And warm. And under watch. She’s the first human to stir something in Jake he’s never felt before. But she may not be at all what she seems. And what’s raging between them is pure animal instinct—out of control, burning wild, and as hot as the lick of a flame.

Jake and Lily

Jake and Lily Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry Spinelli
Editor: Orchard Books
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For almost as long as they can remember, Jake and Lily have shared a "special sense". But their bond seems to be weakening as, at age 11, Jake starts spending more time with new friends than with Lily; upset and rejected, Lily has no one to confide in except her grandfather. Lily tries to find out who she is without her brother, but it's hard work. Her feeling of abandonment is as sharply felt as Jake's need to test his independence. Spinelli celebrates each child's individualism and growing self-awareness.