The Spousal Shuffle
Author: Paula Brooks
When Abby's boyfriend Matthew suggests a 'partner swap' with their friends Jo and Nick in order to provide material for an article he is writing, both couples are forced to look at their relationships, and they don't like what they find.... Divided loyalties and heartbreak ensue, but can they overcome this, find true love, and still stay friends? An honest and humorous insight into friendships and love, author Paula Brooks takes you on a tumultuous, romantic journey.
The Charleston Shuffle
Author: Daniel West
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The Charleston Shuffle Life is a slow, sensual, dance Some dances just happen to be deadlier than others Brent's life starts to unravel after he learns that his wife is having an affair Brent relocates to Charleston, South Carolina, to rebuild his life Brent’s big break comes when he meets, Megan, a local nurse, and a belle of the Charleston social scene, she uses her political connections to secure Brent a job as a crime reporter at the local newspaper Brent makes a profound discovery, the string of older businessmen dying while on vacation at the local five star hotel, are not the “natural causes” deaths that the local homicide detectives think they are Brent has a chance to reclaim everything in life, if only he can find a way to prove his theory to the local police, and help them catch this serial killer Brent can have everything he has always wanted in life If only he can learn to master the Charleston shuffle
The White Boy Shuffle
Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel 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". A bombastic coming-of-age novel that has the uncanny ability to make readers want to laugh and cry at the same time. Beatty mingles horrific reality with wild fancy in this remarkable debut novel.
Lights! Camera! Ultimatum! When movie studio publicity V.P. Alexis Manning's fiancé -- Jewish bartender/actor David a.k.a. Deke -- goes home with her for a holly jolly Christmas in Vermont with her family, there's a chill in the air and it ain't just the weather. Overwhelmed by the Christianity of it all, David confesses that he can't marry Alexis unless she converts to Judaism. Alexis might not know exactly what she wants to do with her life...but she knows she doesn't want to spend it pretending to be something she's not. Alexis believes in only one religion -- movies. So with her well-scripted romance on the cutting-room floor, she begins replaying favorite film scenes in her head and breaking down her own life into dramatic clips, searching for the right ending. If only she were Julia, or Demi, or Meryl, things would be different. Get me rewrite! Is Kirk, the hot new director of her latest project, meant to be Alexis's leading man? Or are she and David headed for a dramatic act-three reunion? And what of Andrew Sullivan -- the proverbial One That Got Away? Between film festival dramas, uncontrollable actors, egotistical directors, a heartbroken sister, an ailing, peculiar cat named Little (and her accompanying astronomical vet bills), and fantasies about simpler times back in New England, it's all Alexis can do to keep production on schedule. But surely there's a happily ever after for her -- and hopefully for Little, too -- before credits roll.
Author: Jane M. Silverman
A candid self-portrait of the late film legend's golden-era Hollywood life traces her impoverished childhood in North Carolina through the heights of her career, sharing unflinching coverage of her relationships with such figures as Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra and George C. Scott. 150,000 first printing.
How Social Security Picks Your Pocket, written by an MBA-CPA, exposes how Social Security is implemented - who wins, who loses, and how the game is played; and offers suggestions for improvements to the system.
Author: John Barth
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Subtitled "a romance," Sabbatical is the story of Susan Rachel Allan Seckler, a sharp young associate professor of early American literature--part Jewish, part Gypsy, and possibly descended from Edgar Allan Poe--and her husband Fenwick Scott Key Turner, a 50-year-old ex-CIA officer currently between careers, a direct descendant of the author of "The Star Spangled Banner" and himself the author of a troublemaking book about his former employer. Seven years into their marriage, they decide to take a sabbatical, a sailboat journey on which they sum up their years together and try to make important decisions about the years ahead.True to its subtitle, the novel combines the mysterious and marvelous (unexplained disappearances, a fabled sea monster in Chesapeake Bay) with romantic love and daring adventure.Sabbatical is quintessential Barth: it involves sailing, twinship, the joy of love and literature, the sorrow of death and disaster, and a playfully complex narrative. The author has written a foreword for this new edition.
Facing the methamphetamine problem in America
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources
Publisher: Government Printing Office