Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9780375758997
Available:
Release: 2003-03-01
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author describes her childhood in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979, relating her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia with an alcoholic mother and frequently absent father.

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 320
ISBN: 144727508X
Available:
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by Anne EnrightShortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond.How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to.As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them.Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, it is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781588360496
Available:
Release: 2002-03-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller shares visceral memories of her childhood in Africa, and of her headstrong, unforgettable mother. “This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek “By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor’s story. It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt. Praise for Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight “Riveting . . . [full of] humor and compassion.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The incredible story of an incredible childhood.”—The Providence Journal

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857202383
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Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnesstells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the Cat
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101118801
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Release: 2005-04-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K. K is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: tattooed, battle scarred, and weathered by farm work, he is a lion of a man, feral and bulletproof. Yet he is also a born-again Christian, given to weeping when he recollects his failed romantic life, and more than anything else welling up inside with memories of battle. For his war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battles, unimaginable tortures, and the murdering of innocent civilians—and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands. Driven by K's memories, Fuller and K decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way—by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. It is a strange journey into the past, one marked at once by somber reflections and odd humor and featuring characters such as Mapenga, a fellow veteran who lives with his pet lion on a little island in the middle of a lake and is known to cope with his personal demons by refusing to speak for days on end. What results from Fuller's journey is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured, and scrambled to survive during wartime and who now must attempt to live with their past and live past their sins. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere. Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345814876
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Release: 2015-01-20
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to living a life fully and without fear. A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of 2 deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller's delicate balance--between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage--irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia--elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day--Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes that what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller's father--"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife--was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how--after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her--she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller's Africa.

The Dog Lover s Guide to Travel

The Dog Lover s Guide to Travel
Author: Kelly E. Carter
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781426212772
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine couture. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country. New York Times bestselling author and pet parent Kelly E. Carter, and her beloved longhaired Chihuahua, Lucy, give you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, beaches, parks, and dog runs, plus the lowdown on events for four-legged visitors and dog-friendly attractions. A detailed introduction discussed everything you need to know when taking your pooch on vacation, including the lay of the land for road tripping and flying cross-country. From Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC, from Montreal QC, and Nantucket, MA to San Francisco, CA, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel showcases 75 of the best pet-friendly vacation destinations across the U.S. and Canada.

The Legend of Colton H Bryant

The Legend of Colton H Bryant
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781847398697
Available:
Release: 2009-04-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colton H. Bryant grew up in Wyoming and never once wanted to leave it. Wyoming loved him and he loved it back. Two things helped Colton get through school and the neighbourhood bullies: his best friend Jake and his favourite mantra: Mind over matter-- which meant to him: if you don't mind, it don't matter. Colton and Jake grew up wanting nothing more that the freedom to sleep out under the great Wyoming night sky, and to be just like Jake's dad, Bill, a strong, gentle man of few words who can ride rodeo like nobody's business. When Colton started work as a driller on a rig, despite his young wife begging him to quit, he claimed it was in his blood. Colton did die young and he died on the rig -- falling to his death because the oil company neglected to spend the $2,000 on safety rails. His family received no compensation. The strong, sad story of Colton H. Bryant's life could not be told without the telling of the land that grew him, where there are still such things as cowboys roaming the plains, where it is relationships that get you through and where a simple, soulful and just man named Colton H. Bryant lived and died.

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781447275091
Available:
Release: 2014-12-15
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by Anne Enright Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond. How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to. As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781479456475
Available:
Release: 2021-03-12
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck and first ublished in 1937. It chronicles the experiences of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the 1910s (before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath). The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse", which reads: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.) While it is a book taught in many schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association's list of the Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution
Author: Zak George,Dina Roth Port
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781607748915
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!

The Clutter Book

The Clutter Book
Author: Marcie Lovett
Pages: 115
ISBN: 0615483720
Available:
Release: 2011-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clutter has a negative effect on your life. You want to live differently, but you haven't been able to make progress. Marcie Lovett, author of The Clutter Book, will motivate you to make the changes you want. Learn to let go of what you don't need and find room for what you value. The direct, accessible writing style and interactive exercises will inspire you to succeed. In this book, Marcie guides you through the process of letting go of the clutter that is keeping you from achieving success. Whether your clutter is caused by things, commitments or thoughts, Marcie encourages you to make the choices to conquer your challenges. If previous attempts at letting go of clutter have not been successful for you, you will benefit from the motivation and wisdom Marcie offers. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, filled with insight and real-life stories, the book enables readers to learn from the experience of others and overcome obstacles to success. You will understand why you keep clutter, save time and money by avoiding unnecessary purchases, discover the habits that hold you back, find ways to fight procrastination and create systems that allow you to retrieve and return items. Whether you want to live with less or live with what you have, this is the book for you.

Don t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late

Don t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
Author: Mo Willems
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1406308129
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Walker
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Needing to brush his teeth, a bus driver asks the reader to make sure that the pigeon goes to bed on time--but the bird has many excuses about why it should stay awake.

Becoming Zara

Becoming Zara
Author: Lillianna Blake,P. Seymour
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0692472134
Available:
Release: 2015-06-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FUN FACT: "Becoming Zara" is a standalone novella, but if you're following the character of Samantha Bradford as she crosses off the items of her bucket list (the Single Wide Female Series), this is the book that Samantha publishes to complete her bucket list item #18 (Publish a Book). Note: You can download #1 Learn Pole Dancing of that series for free. *** Hi, I'm Zara...warrior princess. I don't usually tell that last bit to strangers, but I say it in my head all the time. It's one of the many mantras that have helped me to get to where I am today. And believe me when I say that I've come a long way. Besides, if you're a woman and you happen to have ever struggled with issues of self-esteem, we're probably gonna be fast friends anyway, so I won't hold anything (much) back. Oh, and Zara wasn't the name I was born with-but you'll find out more about that in the book. I don't know about you, but my own struggle with my weight has held me back a bit in life. And my self-esteem took a real nose dive after my fiance dumped me-via text, no less. (I know, right? Jerk!...but I don't usually dwell on things in the past, so let's just move right along from that, shall we?) So, I'm still a work-in-progress for sure, but I'm really starting to figure it all out-how to be more of who I'm meant to be every day-including the bumps, the lumps, and my bruised ego along the way. Oh and I love my sisterhood (more about that later) - the women who join me in believing that we are all capable of being strong, amazing, warrior princesses-just the way we are right now."

Brink

Brink
Author: Ivan Z. Newell
Pages: 214
ISBN: 099623750X
Available:
Release: 2015-06-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW AGE | VISIONARY FICTION | ALLEGORY | INSPIRATIONAL | SPIRIT. Tormented by the never-ending voices of his inner critic and the 'thought storms' in his mind, a disheartened man travels West on the brink of despair, stopping overnight in a small Nebraska prairie town, where he experiences a surprising inner awakening...Through this allegory, discover and explore a key tool of self-awareness --'The Watcher' (witness consciousness)-- for finding peace on your own inner journey and spiritual path. Inspired by the profound wisdom of Michael Singer's The Untethered Soul, the author here shares the process of one person's internal struggle to understand--and escape from--the incessant voices of their inner self-critic. Then --moving well beyond the entry point of self-criticism--this simple story delves deeply to explore the very nature of thinking and emotions themselves and our relationship to them as human beings. What is real? What is illusion? Who ARE you? Is it possible to be freed from the "thought maze" that typically entangles a person in their everyday life? Through the protagonist's journey the larger picture of personal identity and its relationship to thoughts and feelings is revealed, as he unknowingly discovers a key tool of self-awareness that the reader will also be able take away for everyday use on their own spiritual path. This transformation evolves over the course of only 24 hours...yet magically, time stretches as the mind of the main character opens and his heart begins to truly flow for the first time.This New Age work falls into the more recently developing genre of Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction. Like James Redfield's The Celestine Prophecy and Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, the subtle--yet powerful--unfolding of this allegorical journey will both captivate and inspire you!

The Email

The Email
Author: Sonia A. Pemberton
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1507885024
Available:
Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a young child, becoming a beautiful bride seemed like the ultimate fairy-tale dream. But for Alex Payne, the fantasy of marriage has transformed into a shattering nightmare. Facing constant verbal abuse, sexual violence, and intimidation from her husband Greg, Alex has become a broken shell of the person she used to be. And since Greg slaughtered her beloved puppy Beatrice, she's even more terrified than ever to leave. When Alex learns Greg has been unfaithful, she finally shares her entire story with her best friend Elise, who has also experienced the horror of an abusive relationship. With the help of Elise's boyfriend David, the trio devise a cunning plan to rescue Alex from her misery for good. But with a serial killer on the loose, this grand escape becomes more dangerous than Alex ever imagined-between a deranged murderer roaming the streets and a husband who has already threatened to kill her if she ever attempts to leave, will she manage to survive brutality at home and live to enjoy a new life of freedom?

Quiet Until the Thaw

Quiet Until the Thaw
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0735223343
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Penguin Press HC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From bestselling memoirist Alexandra Fuller, a debut novel. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger towards the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys, orphaned at birth, in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys within their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be, and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures with the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected. As Fuller writes, "The belief that we can be done with our past is a myth. The past is nudging at us constantly."

Patches Awesome Day

Patches  Awesome Day
Author: Timothy T. Civick,James S. Martinez
Pages: 46
ISBN: 0989428206
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Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Patches is our favorite little dog with a big wet nose. In Patches' Awesome Day, Patches invites us to come along and share his day, reminding us the importance of smiling, laughter, playing, and friends. This rhyming little dog story will soon be a beloved children's classic and will have kids of all ages rolling on the floor with laughter. Helping Tales Publishers was started by James S. Martinez and Timothy T. Civick and is committed to making reading a positive impact on the world by helping those in need, one story at a time. In order to fulfill this mission, we donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to select charities. Keep an eye out for more adventures from Patches and all his friends.

Child of the Heart

Child of the Heart
Author: Bernice Willms
Pages: 578
ISBN: 0991064518
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Eirene Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Freddy is torn between her need for a normal adolescent dating life and the responsibility she has always felt for her mentally challenged Uncle Joey. When Joey is accused of the murder of a local 6 year old girl, Freddy works to clear his name. But can she accomplish this without alienating the man she loves? A real page-turner; you will be riveted to the mystery as well as the circuitous paths Freddy's love life takes on her way to maturity. An excellent choice for a book club!

Back to the Heart

Back to the Heart
Author: Sky Corgan
Pages: 238
ISBN: 153520219X
Available:
Release: 2016-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The past few months have been hard on Ana White. After being seduced by her boss, fired from her job, and discovering she's pregnant, she's forced to give up her dream life in New York City and return home to Texas. Disgraced A-lister Ryan Black has spent the last six months pretending to be someone else and putting his bulging muscles to good use laboring on the ranch once treasured by Ana's late father. His little white lies and secret identity never seem to hurt anyone until he meets Ana and falls in love. After being betrayed, Ana had sworn to guard her heart, but Ryan isn't giving up so easily. He knows what he wants, and he'll do whatever it takes to make Ana his. Will Ryan's devotion be enough to allow love back into Ana's heart?