Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus
Author: Steven Rowley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1501126237
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily and the Octopus Book Excerpt:

Teddy is unhappily single in L.A. In between sessions with his therapist and dates with men he meets online, Teddy has debates with his dachshund, Lily, who occupies his heart. Unfortunately, he is also able to communicate with the "octupus" attached to Lily's head, which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for Lily's lethal cranial tumor. As Lily's condition worsens, Teddy faces off with the "octopus," engaging it in a battle of wills that takes on epic proportions. An exceedingly authentic, keenly insightful, funny and ardent tribute to the purity of love between a pet and its human. --

Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus
Author: Steven Rowley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 1501126245
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily and the Octopus Book Excerpt:

A national bestseller combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, “Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summer” (The Washington Post). Ted—a gay, single, struggling writer is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund. When Lily’s health is compromised, Ted vows to save her by any means necessary. By turns hilarious and poignant, an adventure with spins into magic realism and beautifully evoked truths of loss and longing, Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Introducing a dazzling and completely original new voice in fiction and an unforgettable hound that will break your heart—and put it back together again. Remember the last book you told someone they had to read? Lily and the Octopus is the next one. “Startlingly imaginative...this love story is sure to assert its place in the canine lit pack...Be prepared for outright laughs and searing or silly moments of canine and human recognition. And grab a tissue: “THERE! WILL! BE! EYE! RAIN!” (New York Newsday).

The Guncle

The Guncle
Author: Steven Rowley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 1761107569
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guncle Book Excerpt:

From the author of Lily and the Octopus comes a moving and deeply funny novel about a once-famous sitcom star who is left to care for his niece and nephew after an unexpected family tragedy. Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them … in small doses, with their parents there to handle the tears and tricky questions. So when tragedy strikes and Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian, he is, honestly, overwhelmed. Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to young children. But when he realises that parenting isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility and the realisation that, sometimes, being vulnerable is the only way to heal from grief. Tender, charming and laugh-out-loud funny, The Guncle is a testament to finding happiness and peace in the most trying of times. ‘Steven Rowley’s The Guncle is a gift. At once funny, charming and heartbreaking, it’s that rare novel that will have you laughing out loud, even through tears. I have yet to meet a person who did not love this book.’ Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Good Sister and The Younger Wife ‘A joyous Auntie Mame spritz! A reading pleasure; pour yourself a tall glass and enjoy, preferably poolside. You deserve it!’ Andrew Sean Greer, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Less

Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U S Fiction

Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U S  Fiction
Author: Josep M. Armengol
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 3030715965
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U S Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on representations of aging masculinities in contemporary U.S. fiction, including shifting perceptions of physical and sexual prowess, depression, and loss, but also greater wisdom and confidence, legacy, as well as new affective patterns. The collection also incorporates factors such as race, sexuality and religion. The volume includes studies, amongst others, on Philip Roth, Paul Auster, Toni Morrison, Ernest Gaines, and Edmund White. Ultimately, this study proves that men’s aging experiences as described in contemporary U.S. literature and culture are as complex and varied as those of their female counterparts.

The Guncle

The Guncle
Author: Steven Rowley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 0525542299
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guncle Book Excerpt:

A National Bestseller An NPR Book of the Year Finalist for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed. So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of "Guncle Rules" ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting--even if temporary--isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human. With the humor and heart we've come to expect from bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

The Editor

The Editor
Author: Steven Rowley
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 0525537988
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Editor Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of The Guncle and Lily and the Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America. After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie--or Mrs. Onassis, as she's known in the office--has fallen in love with James's candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book's forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both within his family and with his partner, James finds that he can't bring himself to finish the manuscript. Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, and she pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to head home to confront the truth about his relationship with his mother. Then a long-held family secret is revealed, and he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page... From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a funny, poignant, and highly original novel about an author whose relationship with his very famous book editor will change him forever--both as a writer and as a son.

Narrative Medicine in Veterinary Practice

Narrative Medicine in Veterinary Practice
Author: Karen R. Fine
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 100046427X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative Medicine in Veterinary Practice Book Excerpt:

This is the first guide to Veterinary Narrative Medicine, a cutting-edge approach in human medicine with multiple applications in veterinary medicine. The text combines the latest research with numerous real-world examples and practical techniques to improve client communication, patient care, and veterinary well-being. Narrative Medicine maintains that a patient should be viewed as an individual rather than an example of a disease process, and that this can be accomplished by using narrative. This book explores methods and theories from leaders in the human Narrative Medicine field while addressing topics unique to veterinary medicine. Readers will gain tools to help navigate difficult conversations and situations in clinical practice, including those involving the end of life. Narrative Medicine in Veterinary Practice also addresses the important issue of veterinary wellness. The ability to view the veterinarian's own stories and those of clients and patients as narratives may help practitioners maintain both emotional and work-place boundaries as well as decrease burnout and compassion fatigue. The book describes basic techniques to promote self-reflection and mindfulness, skills often overlooked in the veterinary profession which can improve resilience and increase the enjoyment of veterinary practice. This is important reading for veterinary practitioners, students, veterinary nurses, technicians, social workers, and all veterinary clinic staff.

A Lily Grows in Alaska

A Lily Grows in Alaska
Author: Christine Mills
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 1635258022
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lily Grows in Alaska Book Excerpt:

Lily Rose Barrett has lost her parents in an auto accident that has left her without family. She had spent her whole twenty-two years of life in a four-bedroom, three-bath apartment in San Diego, California. Now she was about to graduate from the University of San Diego's nursing program. In the mailbox, one Saturday afternoon, Lily finds a letter postmarked in Talkeetna, Alaska and addressed to her mother, Cynthia. As Lily reads the letter, she realizes there had been secrets in her family. The letter will start Lily on an adventure she never imagined.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaapse bibliotekaris Book Excerpt:

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

The Editor

The Editor
Author: Rowley Steven
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9780525542995
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Editor Book Excerpt:

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2017-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Book Topics Book Excerpt:

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Author: Henry C. Lu
Publsiher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781591201328
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Chinese Medicine Book Excerpt:

"In clear and practical language ... Dr. Henry C. Lu provides techniques and treatments for a number of chronic conditions"--Cover.

Shanghai Escape

Shanghai Escape
Author: Kathy Kacer
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 13-10-01
ISBN: 192758311X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shanghai Escape Book Excerpt:

Shanghai, China is a strange place for a young Jewish girl from ViennaÉ But that is where Lily Toufar finds herself in 1938. She and her family have left their home to find safety far away from Europe, where Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party are making life unbearable for Jews. TheyÕve had to travel fast Ð Lily even had to leave behind most of her toys and books Ð but here she feels free from danger. Despite their hopes, it quickly turns out that all is not safe in Shanghai. Now that the area is controlled by Japan, whose leaders support Hitler, the local government orders Jewish refugees, including Lily and her family, to move into a ghetto in an area of the city called Hongkew. Once again Lily wonders what will happen next. Life changes for Lily and her family when they are forced to the over-crowded ghetto. There is little food to eat, and many people become sick. Lily remains hopeful, but when rumors begin to circulate that Jews may be in as much danger here as they were in Europe, she wonders if she will ever feel truly safe and at home again. Based on a true story.

Lily s Ghost

Lily s Ghost
Author: Cheryl Drake Harris
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307423115
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily s Ghost Book Excerpt:

As a doctor in Vietnam, Lily survived unimaginable terror and loss. Now, safely ensconced in a close-knit Maine town and a seemingly comfortable marriage, she no longer needs to be afraid, but she is: afraid of light, afraid of sudden sounds, afraid of seeing the wide-eyed child of war who haunts her. So Lily is unprepared for the act of betrayal that threatens to take away the one thing she cannot live without: her young son. Plunged into a bitter custody battle, befriended by a man with a heartbreaking secret of his own, Lily must fight–to escape her own memories, to survive an uncertain future, and to protect, above all else, the love between a mother and child.

Lily and the Lost Boy

Lily and the Lost Boy
Author: Paula Fox
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1504037480
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily and the Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

Newbery Medal winner Paula Fox depicts a fateful summer on the mysterious Greek island of Thasos in this “haunting tale” (TheNew York Times Book Review). Lily Corey and her older brother, Paul, have been summering on the Greek island of Thasos with their parents. For Lily, it’s been fun hanging out with her brother, exploring the island, and studying ancient mythology and archaeology—until they meet Jack Hemmings. When Paul and Jack become friends, Lily feels left out. She thinks Jack is a show-off and a fake. She also knows he’s sad and lonely, yet she still wishes the boys would include her on their wild adventures. Then, one day, Jack shows off too much and something terrible happens . . . Amid the wilds of an exotic Greek island, Lily and the Lost Boy is the “beautifully crafted” (Kirkus Reviews) story of a young girl coming of age and discovering her courage and compassion.

The Celebrants

The Celebrants
Author: Steven Rowley
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-05-16
ISBN: 0593540425
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Celebrants Book Excerpt:

A decades-old pact offers a group of college friends the chance to throw each other "living funerals," in the next poignant and humorous novel by the bestselling author of The Guncle. The night after one of their own is tragically taken from them, a group of five college friends form a pact: a promise to reunite in their hours of need to throw each other’s funerals while they’re alive and well as a reminder that life is worth living, and living well – if not for them then to honor their late friend. Now, twenty-eight years into the hard-worn lines of adulthood, their “funerals” serve to remind them of all the opportunities in life they’ve missed. But when one member of the old gang receives a bracing diagnosis, the pact takes on new meaning, and each friend is forced to confront old secrets, and weigh their now-middle-age lives against the idealistic dreams of their youth. A deeply honest tribute to selfhood and the people who keep us going, coupled with Steven Rowley’s signature humor and heart, The Celebrants is a moving tale about the false invincibility of youth, and all the beautiful ways in which friendship can transcend our deepest losses.

Lily Loves Tickles

Lily Loves Tickles
Author: Auzou Auzou Publishing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09
ISBN: 9782733885017
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily Loves Tickles Book Excerpt:

Age range 2 to 6 Join Lily the octopus as she tries to find some friends who enjoy tickles as much as she does! A delightful series is for toddlers who like to play during bath-time. The book comes in a zipped with a bath toy of Lily the octopus to play with in the bath. Book and toy are presented in an attractive box which can be easily wrapped up as a gift or stacked onto a shelf.

Painful Beauty

Painful Beauty
Author: Megan A. Smetzer
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-25
ISBN: 0295748958
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painful Beauty Book Excerpt:

For over 150 years, Tlingit women artists have beaded colorful, intricately beautiful designs on moccasins, dolls, octopus bags, tunics, and other garments. Painful Beauty suggests that at a time when Indigenous cultural practices were actively being repressed, beading supported cultural continuity, demonstrating Tlingit women’s resilience, strength, and power. Beadwork served many uses, from the ceremonial to the economic, as women created beaded pieces for community use and to sell to tourists. Like other Tlingit art, beadwork reflects rich artistic visions with deep connections to the environment, clan histories, and Tlingit worldviews. Contemporary Tlingit artists Alison Bremner, Chloe French, Shgen Doo Tan George, Lily Hudson Hope, Tanis S’eiltin, and Larry McNeil foreground the significance of historical beading practices in their diverse, boundary-pushing artworks. Working with museum collection materials, photographs, archives, and interviews with artists and elders, Megan Smetzer reframes this often overlooked artform as a site of historical negotiations and contemporary inspirations. She shows how beading gave Tlingit women the freedom to innovate aesthetically, assert their clan crests and identities, support tribal sovereignty, and pass on cultural knowledge. Painful Beauty is the first dedicated study of Tlingit beadwork and contributes to the expanding literature addressing women’s artistic expressions on the Northwest Coast.

Dark Lily

Dark Lily
Author: Nina Navarre
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2012-07-13
ISBN: 1477101233
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Lily Book Excerpt:

Lily is an accomplished ballet dancer living on her families Island estate. She spends her days looking after her families affairs on the Island and hunting on her beloved Friesian, Calabos, with her two wolfhound companions. She spends her nights plagued by dreams of her abduction and death of her lover. The peace of the Island is interrupted, first by the terror of hell hounds, released to wreak havoc on the Islands inhabitants. And secondly, by Oliver, a visitor sent to the Island to stay out of trouble, who becomes the hounds first victim. Bit by bit her world starts to unravel. In her efforts to help the damaged Oliver, she sets up events that will lead them all to the brink of death. A gathering has been called. The family will converge on the Island and she will be forced to face the Matriarch. The nights events will determine the fate of all, her secrets will be exposed and she will be forced to choose between old love and new.

Greek and Roman Jewellery

Greek and Roman Jewellery
Author: Reynold Higgins,Reynold Alleyne Higgins
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1980-01-01
ISBN: 9780520036017
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek and Roman Jewellery Book Excerpt: