The slightly ridiculous tragicomic odyssey of Joe Perk, a young Jewish man who doesn't know it; a man alone: inarticulate, simple-hearted and naive. Joe is "a coffee-whisperer" whose amazing talent for pulling the perfect cup of java propels him from small town Oklahoma to New York City to realize his dream: to become a world champion coffee barista.
"Elevates coffee comedy to a new level"
If you're a fan who enjoyed The Red Tent, you would most certainly enjoy this new book of biblical fiction, First Family. You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents?
"Wonderful "What if...?" story about Creation!"
Joe Eszterhas and Mel Gibson had a global confrontation in April of this year over their movie The Maccabees. Heaven and Mel is Eszterhas' explosive, unabridged, no-holds-barred account. It is a Hollywood story, but it's not. It is the story of love and hatred, of anti-Semitism and fathers and sons, and of a movie star's tragic sexual obsession. It is the story of God and the Devil, devastating but often hilarious.
Following a fight and a stabbing, the four inmates who are held responsible are being transported from a minimum security location to the main prison when they escape. The escape convicts come up with a plan to take over a rest-area on Interstate 15. It was just a few miles from Las Vegas. They figured that the people going to Vegas would have lots of cash on them. Their plan was to rob them and use the money to get out of the country.
"Can't wait for the sequel"
In Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory, James M. Dubik draws on years of research as well as his own experiences as a soldier and teacher to fill the gaps left by other theorists. He applies moral philosophy, political philosophy, and strategic studies to historical and contemporary case studies to reveal the inaccuracies and moral bankruptcy that inform some of the literature on military ethics.
When Jim Ashwood and his fellow outlaws ride into the sleepy town of Prospect on a cold autumn morning, they're just looking for somewhere to hide out - But Prospect hides a deadly secret of its own! Bringing together the first three stories in the High Moon Rising serial, High Moon Rising: Volume One is a gun-slinging weird West werewolf fantasy adventure!
Dr. Benjamin Spock will always be remembered by many as the pediatrician who changed the way parents reared their children, by many others as a Vietnam era anti-war activist, and by his wife as a brilliant storyteller whose parenting advice did not carry over to his own life. Few people realize the lengths to which Benjamin Spock went to protest the Vietnam War, including running for president of the United States in 1972, how iconic a figure he was in the antiwar movement, or how critical his wife became of his work after his death.
It should be a week full of wine, wit and relaxation. However Jill’s husband doesn’t show up at a lakeside vacation house and instead of a holiday, the happily married Mark and Shelly are offered an intimate view of their friend’s erratic behavior as she tries to cope. The lake is serene but in the house old passions bubble to the surface in this "dramedy" about the limits of friendship and marriage.
When Charlie and Molly's son dies, their daughter-in-law remarries and is vaulted into an upper class world of money and privilege. She is now determined to lead a new life and keep her son free from the blue-collar influences of her ex in-laws. Forced to sue for their right to visit their beloved grandson, Charlie and Molly enter a world of courtroom conflict that deeply affects everyone involved, including the trial judge. Each of the players in this remarkable drama must search their souls for the right decision.
In 1901, journalist John Doelan finds much more in Frederic, Wisconsin, than a story on the Gandy Dancers. A conspiracy, a murder, and Elizabeth all contribute to the path John pursues to advance his professional and personal lives. Follow John as he helps to solve a major mystery and unwittingly falls in love. We never know what life will bring us, but fate has its own rewards.