The Summer Of Kicks

Author: Dave Hackett
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702254533
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The Summer Of Kicks from the Author: Dave Hackett. A high-speed school musical, an internet scandal, an abusive meat-headed roommate and a pair of shoes that cause more trouble than they’re worth … could this be Starrphyre Jones’ perfect summer? All Starrphyre wants is one date with his dream girl, Candace McAllister. Or at least a meaningful conversation. But how can he get her to notice him when she’s the leading lady of every other high-school guys’ fantasies? For sensitive-meets-dorky Starrphyre, starting a band seems like the natural solution, but when your bandmates have the combined musical ability of a gang of armless monkeys, you really need a backup plan. From the outrageously talented author and cartoonist Dave Hackett comes a laugh-aloud, heartfelt and vivacious novel.

Saving The Team

Author: Alex Morgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144248571X
Size: 25.18 MB
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Saving The Team from the Author: Alex Morgan. After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.


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Billboard from the Author: . In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Summer Of My Amazing Luck

Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307375599
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Summer Of My Amazing Luck from the Author: Miriam Toews. A Novel by the Governor General’s Literary Award—winning author of A Complicated Kindness Lucy Van Alstyne always thought she’d grow up to become a forest ranger. Instead, at the age of eighteen, she’s found herself with quite a different job title: Single Mother on the Dole. As for the father of her nine-month-old son, Dillinger, well…it could be any of number of guys. At the Have-a-Life housing project–aptly nicknamed Half-a-Life by those who call it home–Lucy meets Lish, a zany and exuberant woman whose idea of fashion is a black beret with a big silver spider brooch stuck on it. Lish is the mother of four daughters, two by a man on welfare himself and twins from a one-week stand with a fire-eating busker who stole her heart–and her wallet. Living on the dole isn’t a walk in the park for Lucy and Lish. Dinner almost always consists of noodles. Transportation means pushing a crappy stroller through the rain. Then there are the condescending welfare agents with their dreaded surprise inspections. And just across the street is Serenity Place, another housing project with which Half-a-Life is engaged in a full-on feud. When the women aren’t busy snitching on each other, they’re spreading rumours–or plotting elaborate acts of revenge. In the middle of a mosquito-infested rainy season, Lish and Lucy decide to escape the craziness of Half-A-Life by taking to the road. In a van held together with coat-hangers and electrical tape and crammed to the hilt with kids and toys, they set off to Colorado in search Lish’s lost love and the father of her twins. Whether they’ll find him is questionable, but the down-and-out adventure helps Lucy realize that this just may be the summer of her amazing luck. Miriam Toews’s debut novel, Summer of My Amazing Luck opens our eyes to a social class rarely captured in fiction. At once hilarious and heartbreaking, it is inhabited by an unforgettable and poignant group of characters. Shortlisted for both the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, it also earned Miriam the John Hirsch Award for the Most Promising Manitoba Writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harlequin Special Edition June 2017 Box Set 1 Of 2

Author: Allison Leigh
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488031460
Size: 49.91 MB
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Harlequin Special Edition June 2017 Box Set 1 Of 2 from the Author: Allison Leigh. Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: WILD WEST FORTUNE The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes by Allison Leigh Ariana Lamonte is making her name as a journalist by profiling the newly revealed Fortunes. When she finds three more hidden in middle-of-nowhere Texas, including the sexy rancher Jayden Fortune, she thinks she's hit the jackpot. Until she falls for Jayden! Will this professional conflict of interest throw a wrench in their romance? IN THE COWBOY'S ARMS Thunder Mountain Brotherhood by Vicki Lewis Thompson Actor Matt Forrest has just landed his first big-budget role when scandal forces him to flee Hollywood for the Wyoming ranch he grew up on. His PR rep, Geena Lysander, hopes to throw a postive light on the situation, never expecting their cool, professional relationship to heat up into something more personal! HONEYMOON MOUNTAIN BRIDE Honeymoon Mountain by Leanne Banks When recently divorced Vivian Jackson and her sisters decide to take over their deceased father's hunting lodge, Vivian runs into her long-ago crush, Benjamin Hunter. He turned her down as a teen, but he's giving her more than a second look now. Their affair burns out of control, but it'll take more than heat to deal with Benjamin's secrets and Vivian's fear of failing at love again. Look for Harlequin Special Edition's June 2016 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition! Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

This Ain T The Summer Of Love

Author: Steve Waksman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520943889
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This Ain T The Summer Of Love from the Author: Steve Waksman. This lively and entertaining revisionist history of rock music after 1970 reconsiders the roles of two genres, heavy metal and punk. Instead of considering metal and punk as aesthetically opposed to each other, Steve Waksman breaks new ground by showing that a profound connection exists between them. Metal and punk enjoyed a charged, intimate relationship that informed both genres in terms of sound, image, and discourse. This Ain't the Summer of Love traces this connection back to the early 1970s, when metal first asserted its identity and punk arose independently as an ideal about what rock should be and could become, and upends established interpretations of metal and punk and their place in rock history.

The Summer Of 76

Author: Jamie Flynn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499031203
Size: 18.43 MB
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The Summer Of 76 from the Author: Jamie Flynn. Have you ever thought about just breaking away from the confi nes of a hum-drum, boring life? or, maybe you are in an abusive or destructive relationship that you dream of escaping? Well, that’s exactly what Jamie & Lisa did in the summer of 1976! The day after Jamie’s 16th birthday party, high on mushrooms, Jamie and Lisa stole her dad’s car and ran away from home! Too many years of constant fi ghting at home, and a mother who was needlessly harsh & strict, Jamie just wanted OUT at any cost! Her BFF, Lisa was more than happy to oblige! Come join the fun on this incredible journey, complete with romance, fun, partying, soul-seeking & non-stop adventure! Jamie was also in love with the late great singer/songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, and was dead-set on fi nding him in the Rockies, where she was convinced they would ultimately fall in love and live happily-ever-after, and make beautiful music together! Their “spirit-quest” took these two 16 year-old blonde bombshells from the suburbs of Houston, to a 5 month trip all over the western U.S.. From Aspen to Los Angeles, from mansions to sleeping bags in the car: from living it up to not knowing where they would find their next meal: from glamorous cocaine parties with rockstars, to peyote-trips with Indian Shaman in the Sangrede- Cristo Mountains, to a fi eld in Kansas full of marijuana trees that grew like cornfields! For these two little “babes in the woods,” this was One Incredible Summer! Everybody has seen “Thelma & Louise,” and “Cheech & Chong!” so, just imagine the combination of these two movies, and throw in a real- life-first-time-love-affair coupled with the desire to find the deeper meaning of life, and answers to the questions we have about life, and you’ve got one helluva great trip you just wish you’d taken yourself!

Summer Of The Pigeon

Author: Kelly Frederick Mizer
ISBN: 061526414X
Size: 70.39 MB
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Summer Of The Pigeon from the Author: Kelly Frederick Mizer. In her backyard, wet, muddy, and with a dying pigeon at her feet, the author's story begins. Kelly Frederick Mizer's collection of daily journal entries cover one summer of seemingly trivial events that popluate the day-to-day routine of raising three children: bedtime, doctors, grandparents, haircuts, bodily functions, lawn parties, rummage sales, school plays, to name a few. Exact in detail and honest in their telling, Frederick Mizer's daily entries arc and list, explore and accept. Her engaging narrative results in a wonderful, meaningful story of parenthood and childhood, remembrance, and self discovery.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Teenage Kicks My Life As An Undertone

Author: Michael Bradley
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783238526
Size: 38.47 MB
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Teenage Kicks My Life As An Undertone from the Author: Michael Bradley. Michael Bradley joined his school friend's group in Derry, Northern Ireland in the summer of 1974. They had two guitars and no singer. Four years later the Undertones recorded 'Teenage Kicks', John Peel's favourite record, and became one of the most fondly remembered UK bands of the post punk era. Sticking to their punk rock principles, they signed terrible deals, made great records and had a wonderful time. They broke up in 1983 when they realised there was no pot of gold at the end of the rock and roll rainbow. His story is a bitter-sweet, heart-warming and occasionally droll tale of unlikely success, petty feuding and playful mischief during five years of growing up in the music industry. Wiser but not much richer, Michael became a bicycle courier in Soho after the Undertones split. "Sixty miles a day, fresh air, no responsibilities," he writes. "Sometimes I think it was the best job I ever had. It wasn't, of course."