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This Boy's Life

This Boy's Life
A Memoir

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780802198600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

This boy's life

This boy's life
A Book

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780802136688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.

This Boy's Life

This Boy's Life
A Memoir

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up

Boy's Life

Boy's Life
A Book

by Robert R. McCammon

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2011-10-18
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 1453231560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs

In The Garden Of The North American Martyrs
Stories

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780061868221
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among the characters you'll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride, and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endure the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director. Fondly yet sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

Old School

Old School
A Novel

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 0375701494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During his senior year at an elite New England prep school, a young man who had struggled to find it with his contemporaries finds his life unraveling thanks to the school's obsession with literary figures and their work during a visit from an author for whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything. By the author of This Boy's Life. A first novel. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Duke of Deception

The Duke of Deception
Memories of My Father

by Geoffrey Wolff

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0679727523
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wolff recalls the years spent, mostly on the run, with his irresponsible father--a self-taught engineer, con man, forger, and gyp artist--and his later coming to terms with his father's character and life

In Pharaoh's Army

In Pharaoh's Army
Memories of the Lost War

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0307763757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.

A Boy's Life

A Boy's Life
A Book

by Jack Davis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aboriginal Australians - The early life of poet and playwright, Jack Davis.

Boys' Life

Boys' Life
A Comedy

by Howard Korder

  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN : 9780822201403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE STORY: Told in a series of fast-paced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city--and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jac

South Pacific

South Pacific
A Book

by Richard Rodgers,Oscar (COP) Hammerstein

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
  • Release : 1981-06-01
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780793529735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seven vocal selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 classic. Includes: Bali Ha'i • Dites-Moi (Tell Me Why) • Some Enchanted Evening • A Wonderful Guy • Younger Than Springtime.

When Hollywood Came to Utah

When Hollywood Came to Utah
A Book

by James D'Arc

  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 2019-12-24
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1423652819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A profusely illustrated history of moviemaking in Utah, from the early twentieth century to the present. For more than 100 years, the magnificent scenery and locales of Utah have played host to hundreds of Hollywood films and TV episodes, including memorable films such as The Searchers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Easy Rider, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma & Louise, and Forrest Gump. This book gives readers the inside scoop on how these films were made, what happened on and off set, and more. Author and film historian James V. D’Arc provides a wealth of trivial factoids for movie buffs, including anecdotes about the interactions of Utah locals with actors and crew. New and updated text and photos have been added to the previous edition (When Hollywood Came to Town) to bring this edition up to date with movies and TV shows filmed in Utah since 2010. James V. D’Arc was curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, for 41 years. He lives in Orem, Utah.

This Boy

This Boy
A Book

by Lauren Myracle

  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 2020-04-14
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1536210072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lauren Myracle brings her signature frank, funny, and insightful writing to this novel of a teenage boy’s coming-of-age. Paul Walden is not an alpha lobster, the hypermasculine crustacean king who intimidates the other male lobsters, beds all the lady lobsters, and “wins” at life. At least not according to the ego-bursting feedback he’s given in his freshman seminar. But Paul finds a funny, faithful friend in Roby Smalls, and maybe — oh god, please — he’s beginning to catch the interest of smart, beautiful Natalia Gutierrez. Cruising through high school as a sauced-out, rap-loving beta lobster suits Paul fine, and if life ever gets him down? Smoke a little weed, crunch a few pills . . . it’s all good. But in the treacherous currents of teenage culture, it’s easy to get pulled under. With perfect frankness, Lauren Myracle lays bare the life of one boy as he navigates friendship, love, loss, and addiction. It’s life at its most ordinary and most unforgettable.

The River Lock

The River Lock
One Boy’s Life along the Mohawk

by Stephen Haven

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2008-04-17
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9780815609285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pulled between the disparate spheres of homelife with his minister father and the world of sex, drugs, and violence of his closest friends, author Stephen Haven relates his journey of self-discovery in this poignant memoir. After a fourteen-year absence from his home in Amsterdam, New York, Haven returns to the streets that molded his character. Through memories of his adolescence, Haven relives his youth in this economically deprived community and explores the values of friendship, loyalty, and privilege. A true bildungsroman, The River Lock traces the forging of Haven’s identity from the clash of the two worlds of his youth-home and street. His return to his childhood past allows Haven to understand and describe how his growing understanding of art, culture, spirituality, and class melded to create a man able to live fully in two distinct worlds, the foundation of the man he is today.

The Road

The Road
A Book

by Cormac McCarthy

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-03-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The boys’ life of Edison

The boys’ life of Edison
A Book

by William Meadowcroft

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 3752419822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: The boys’ life of Edison by William Meadowcroft

Collecting Movie Posters

Collecting Movie Posters
An Illustrated Reference Guide to Movie Art--Posters, Press Kits, and Lobby Cards

by Edwin E. Poole,Susan T. Poole

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2013-05-17
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 1476605025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most people view movie posters as an expensive form of expendable advertising. Others, however, see the posters as valuable art. If you are in the latter category, this is the work for you. All facets of collecting movie posters are covered in this guide book. The history of the movie poster is first presented, including a look at how the early studios influenced the development of posters. Next is a brief look at the world of movie art collecting. This is followed by a reference section that provides comprehensive explanations of the most commonly used terms in the field. Getting your collection started is the next topic, giving novice and more experienced collectors information on publications and materials available, where to go to purchase posters, where to go for help and other items. A concluding section details the proper care and handling of movie art materials, along with methods for restoration.

Sons And Lovers

Sons And Lovers
A Book

by D. H. Lawrence

  • Publisher : Clube de Autores (managed)
  • Release : 2020-10-19
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sons and Lovers is a 1913 novel by the English writer D. H. Lawrence, originally published by B.W. Huebsch Publishers. While the novel initially received a lukewarm critical reception, along with allegations of obscenity, it is today regarded as a masterpiece by many critics and is often regarded as Lawrence s finest achievement.

Back in the World

Back in the World
Stories

by Tobias Wolff

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-02-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0307787281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To American soldiers in Vietnam, "back in the world" meant America and safety. To Tobias Wolff's characters, Back in the World is where lives that have veered out of control just might become normal again. Unfortunately, the men and women in these gripping, pungent, and wonderfully skewed stories have only the vaguest notion of what normal is. A gentle priest finds himself in a Vegas hotel with a hysterical, sun-burned stranger. A show-biz hopeful undergoes a dubious audition in a hearse speeding across the California desert. An aging soldier is distracted from a night of philandering by a gun-toting neighbor and a suicidal enlisted man. As he moves among these unfortunates, Wolff observes the disparity between their realities and their dreams, in ten stories of exhilarating lucidity and grace. Stories included are: "The Missing Person," "Say Yes," "The Poor Are Always With Us," "Sister," "Soldier's Joy," "Desert Breakdown," "Our Story Begins," "Leviathan," and "The Rich Brother." "Terrific...The magic of his fiction cannot be explained. It is the ancient art of the master storyteller."--Tim O'Brien From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov
A Book

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 890
  • ISBN : 151326821X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three brothers and their relations in 19th century Russia provide the base for a sweeping epic overview of human striving, folly and hope. First published in 1880, The Brothers Karamazov is a landmark work in every respect. Revolving around shiftless father Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov are the fates of his three sons, each of whom has fortunes entwined with the others. The eldest son, Dimitri, seeks an inheritance from his father and becomes his rival in love. Ivan, the second son, is so at odds with the world that he is driven near to madness, while the youngest, Alexi, is a man of faith and a natural optimist. These personalities are drawn out and tested in a crucible of conflict and emotion as the author forces upon them fundamental questions of morality, faith, reason and responsibility. This charged situation is pushed to its limit by the addition of the unthinkable, murder and possible patricide. Using shifting viewpoints and delving into the minds of his characters, Dostoevsky adopted fresh techniques to tell his wide-reaching story with power and startling effectiveness. The Brothers Karamazov remains one of the most respected and celebrated novels in all literature and continues to reward readers beyond expectation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Brothers Karamazov is both modern and readable.