Download e-book for kindle: IN HOT PURSUIT by Terry Oliver

By Terry Oliver

ISBN-10: 0978207408

ISBN-13: 9780978207403

eventually – a unique that bargains squarely with lifestyles post-sixty.

Barney Roper is a ‘sixty-something’ looking for a few aspiring to this third age of his existence. His young children have all left domestic and his marriage turns out an empty shell. After years of agonising approximately it, he ultimately comes to a decision to wreck from his spouse, Alice, go away the united kingdom and return to his roots in Canada to make a clean begin with all these principles, plans and trips that by some means received waylaid.

His kin item strenuously yet he's decided and starts off a brand new existence in Vancouver – revelling in his new-found freedom to pursue any and each street to fulfilment.

Having resisted fiercely at the beginning, Alice, in her flip determines to alter path and follow-up on her long-cherished desire to learn archaeology. She plunges into her new existence as a 60 year-old Oxford undergraduate and quick turns into entangled in an unforeseen relationship.

Barney in the meantime starts off hares in all instructions with a few a laugh and unpredictable effects – his acknowledged objective to stick to TS Eliot’s dictum that ‘old males will be explorers’ takes him into the seamier facets of Vancouver. the following he turns into seriously concerned with a few of the city’s denizens suffering to make experience in their lives, too.

His childrens make their calls for in various methods and he and Alice locate themselves inexorably drawn again jointly in an try to resolve those difficulties. They unravel to proceed with their new lives regardless of all of the hindrances this throws up.

Whatever else they anticipated their third age to be, it really is definitely not easy and so they either willingly upward push to fulfill it.

This is a third Age novel which offers head-on with all points, either humorous and unhappy, of residing totally during this undiscovered nation of the ‘sixty-somethings'.

Barney and Alice take on their sixties from contrary instructions and either make worthwhile, if unforeseen discoveries.How they take care of those new insights leads them into unexplored territory the place they study a few important new coping suggestions for residing within the third age.

If you lengthy for a narrative which speaks on to you, as you too discover this interesting interval of your life,look no further.

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Get Und Danke für den Apfel: Eine kurze Geschichte der PDF

By Raoul Biltgen

ISBN-10: 3850028607

ISBN-13: 9783850028608

Die Menschheitsgeschichte in einem rasanten Schnelldurchlauf

Hat Julius Cäsar mit Brutus Würfel gespielt? Nach wem wurde die Venus von Willendorf gefertigt? used to be hat Mona Lisas Mann zu Da Vincis Bild gesagt? Schauspieler und Schriftsteller Raoul Biltgen bittet die Akteure selbst zu Wort. Erfinder und Entdecker, Lenker und Denker, Künstler und Macher sprechen selbst. Ihre Monologe geben Einblick in die großen Momente in ihrem Leben, aus denen dann, später einmal, Geschichte wurde: Menschheitsgeschichte.

Sprachlich brillant, kurzweilig und überraschend präsentiert sich dieses Geschichtsbuch jenseits von staubigen Daten und grauen Fakten

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New PDF release: About Face

By Carole Howard

ISBN-10: 098529485X

ISBN-13: 9780985294854

From the skin, Ruth turns out to have all of it: a high-powered occupation, chuffed marriage and kin. yet her internal Peace-Corps-Volunteer is hollering to be permit out.

When she bumps into Vivian, her long-lost good friend and previous hut-mate, she realizes how various she is from the individual she was once and wonders if she’s misplaced a part of herself—the top part—in her quest for “the ideal life.” Her inner tug of warfare gathers steam and knocks her doubtless ideal city lifestyles out of kilter.

As they try with their changes and take a look at to resurrect their friendship, the 2 girls realize—with humor and a growing to be respect—that they every one have strengths to give a contribution to a enterprise neither may have came upon on her personal, one who melds previous and current to form a thrilling and dazzling future.

This modern literary novel toggles among flashback scenes in West Africa and current ones in big apple, because it chronicles the facility of the women’s friendship. The characters are at the same time memorable and down-to-earth, and readers start to think they’ve identified them for a very long time. They’re taken care of with affection, nuanced knowing, and a hearty dose of wit. This fast moving, humorous, and sincere coming-of-middle age vintage playfully walks the road among humor and knowledge because it bargains with severe problems with mid-life and aging.

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New PDF release: Naz düst durch den Sommer (German Edition)

By Josef Hochwarter

ISBN-10: 399048754X

ISBN-13: 9783990487549

Naz erlebt einen Sommer voller Abenteuer. Er ist ein aufgeweckter Junge, der die Natur liebt. Nichts beflügelt seine Neugier mehr als dieser Kosmos von Tieren und Pflanzen, der sich ihm immer neu auftut. Naz ist so fasziniert von dieser bunten Welt, dass er dabei immer wieder versucht ist, Grenzen zu überschreiten. So kann er wichtige Erkenntnisse für das Leben gewinnen.
Spitzbübisch durchlebt er in einzelnen Episoden nicht nur Angst, Schadenfreude und Vorurteile, sondern gewinnt auch Vertrauen zu sich und zu seiner Umwelt. Denn aus Erfahrungen zu lernen und die Dinge richtig einzuschätzen bringt Selbstvertrauen!

Begleitet werden die Geschichten durch zahlreiche Bilder, die wie in einem Malbuch selbst ausgemalt werden können - so wird dieses Büchlein zu einem einzigartigen Unikat.

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Read e-book online Het laatste oudejaar van de mensheid (Dutch Edition) PDF

By Niccolò Ammaniti

ISBN-10: 9048811570

ISBN-13: 9789048811571

Rome, 31 december 1999. In de stad, maar ook in het 'Woonpark van de Eilanden' bereiden alle inwoners zich voor op de laatste nacht van het millennium: een vrouw is van plan wraak te nemen op haar overspelige echtgenoot en diens vriendin, twee vrienden besluiten niet geheel vrij van de dope de avond samen door te brengen, een advocaat bestelt een dominatrix om zich flink te laten vernederen, een muzikant wil vrede sluiten met zijn ex-vrouw, een opa besluit aan zijn kleinzoon te demonstreren hoe je een vuurpijl met militaire precisie kunt richten op de vijand, een stel op hol geslagen hooligans bezoekt onuitgenodigd een feestje, een gigolo verwent een gravin op leeftijd, een vrouw die in de new age zit, nodigt mannelijk gezelschap uit. Het laatste oudejaar van de mensheid is geschreven als een Tarantino-film: rauw, flitsend, gestileerd, heftig, humoristisch en ontnuchterend. Ammaniti is een virtuoze verteller die met één pennenstreek een karakter neerzet, situaties schildert die zowel absurd als herkenbaar zijn en die alle verhalen van de personages met elkaar weet te verbinden. De laatste avond van het millennium wordt een avond die iedereen zich zeker zal kunnen herinneren in het volgende millennium, en met de rust en vrede in het 'woonpark' is het om twaalf uur 's nachts dan ook snel gedaan...

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Get Kulinarische Reiseodysseen und andere Schweinereien (German PDF

By Pavel Kamil

ISBN-10: 3990487647

ISBN-13: 9783990487648

Jeder von uns hat schon Situationen erlebt, die so peinlich waren, dass guy sich wünschte, guy könnte augenblicklich in einem Mauseloch verschwinden. Die eigene Ungeschicklichkeit oder Unbedachtheit, die die state of affairs herbeigeführt hat, wird mit Schicksal und einer Absichtlichkeit erklärt. Da fragt guy sich doch:

Führt das Schicksal oder das „Absichtlichkeitsgesetz" tatsächlich Regie in unserem Leben? Sind diese Gesetze die treibende Kraft, die uns als Akteure oder Beobachter kuriose Situationen erleben und meistern lässt?

Pavel Kamil ist vom „Absichtlichkeitsgesetz" felsenfest überzeugt und erzählt darüber in 26 humorvollen bis tragikomischen Kurzgeschichten. Vom lustigen Fauxpas über peinliche Missgeschicke bis hin zu echten Schweinereien ist alles dabei!

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Download e-book for kindle: Ubú en Bicicleta: Novela (Piccola nº 6) (Spanish Edition) by Alfred Jarry,Laura Salas

By Alfred Jarry,Laura Salas

ISBN-10: 8493856908

ISBN-13: 9788493856908

Las historias velocípedas locas del famoso Alfred Jarry

A más de cien años de su muerte aparece l. a. silueta de Alfred Jarry, ávido de ejercicio físico y de nuevas sensaciones. l. a. bicicleta, así como l. a. absenta o el revolver, es una continuación normal de l. a. máscara de Ubú que Jarry llevó toda su vida.
¿Acaso no dormía junto a su esqueleto externo, los angeles Clement Luxe ninety six, mítica bicicleta que nunca llegó a pagar?

Ubú en bicicleta recoge los escritos velocípedos de Jarry, veremos a Jesús en derrapada en el Gólgota, Ixión atado a su rueda por los angeles eternidad, el acróbata de los angeles Vuelta de los angeles Muerte, una quíntupla lanzada detrás de un tren de Paris a los angeles Siberia, unos ciclistas borrachos y dopados con el Perpetuetal Food…

Tantas historias absurdas como divertidas que representan perfectamente los angeles obra de Jarry

SOBRE EL AUTOR

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) fue un escritor excéntrico hasta el escándalo. Mientras Europa celebraba los fastos de los angeles belle époque, el teatro grotesco de Jarry denunciaba l. a. hipocresía, los angeles absurdidad y l. a. violencia que estaban detrás de las buenas maneras de los angeles sociedad burguesa, de l. a. que fue un crítico hilarante y merciless. Su experimento teatral y literario culmina en los angeles invención de una nueva ciencia: l. a. patafísica, una ciencia burlesca quese propone estudiar las leyes que regulan las excepciones. Su obra teatral más conocida es Ubú Rey escrito en 1896, a l. a. que seguirá en 1900 Ubú encadenado, ambas son feroces parodias del poder a través de los angeles deformación grotesca.

EXTRACTO

Del mismo modo que aprendemos que las figuras geométricas, si prolongamos sus líneas hacia el external, construyen otras figuras de propiedades similares y de mayores dimensiones, el hombre ha tardado bastante en darse cuenta de que sus músculos podían mover, por presión y no ya por tracción, un esqueleto external a sí mismo y locomotor preferible, ya que no necesita l. a. evolución de siglos para transformarse según l. a. dirección del plus de fuerza utilizada. Los Rosny ya llamaron al ciclo un nuevo órgano; es sobre todo una prolongación mineral de nuestro sistema óseo, y casi indefinidamente perfectible por tener su origen en l. a. geometría.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne

By Joe Dunthorne

ISBN-10: 0241305470

ISBN-13: 9780241305478

Fresh, sharp and wickedly humorous, a tragicomic story of recent dwelling from the writer of Submarine

Ray isn't really a foul man. definite, he is simply cheated on his seriously pregnant spouse. He secretly despises all of his buddies. His profession as a contract tech journalist is dismal, and he cannot manage to pay for any of the hovels that go for a first-time buyer's apartment, and he spends his afternoons churning out listicles in his pants. yet Ray is set to benefit that regardless of how low you sink, issues can constantly get worse...

Brace your self for a wickedly humorous examine modernity from the comedian genius in the back of Submarine. The Adulterants is a story of sadistic property brokers and catastrophic open marriages, dysfunctional friendships and web trolls, underwhelming panic at the streets of London, and one very immature guy eventually studying to develop up.

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Magic Club: A Novel by Harry Clifford Brown PDF

By Harry Clifford Brown

ISBN-10: 0865347832

ISBN-13: 9780865347830

Henry Kessler wrestles. no longer that he quite loves to, particularly whilst it’s with one in all his most sensible buddies’ mom. Or while he wrestles with notions of ways to coax his father out of the Airstream parked in the midst of the barren region and again into the kin domestic. Or how you can get his fly-fishing classmate Julie to work out him as greater than simply one other trout swimming upstream, or easy methods to aid Lenny out of going to Vietnam or Greg from self destructing on medications. and never that he rather likes wrestling along with his personal life both and understanding the place precisely he suits after eighteen years in Grand River. Set in western Colorado, the place mountains meet desert—against the backdrop of Vietnam, Nixon as opposed to McGovern, and Jim Morrison and the Doors—this publication is a romp, either actual and imagined, throughout one summer time after highschool commencement. 4 buddies, 4 households, and a colourful forged of quirky characters humans this poignant tale of loss and redemption, from leave out Darling, the fortuneteller who lives in a dust hut at the canal financial institution by way of day and travels the celebrities via evening, to Peefee Maldonado, whose staccato laughter resembles the glass-packed mufflers of his ’55 pickup; from Mr. Shimizu, the neighbor guy who digs up his bonsai backyard in want of xeriscaping, to Mrs. Woods, a denizen of the rustic membership, who prefers tennis whites, bikinis, and extra-dry martinis; from Redd Morgan, who’d simply as quickly belch out a beery insult than approximately the rest, to Mrs. Bartelli, whose zeal for Jesus is barely matched through her disdain for her offspring. Magic Club—a spouse novel, no longer sequel, to Brown’s Sundays in August, additionally from Sunstone Press—has an analogous wealthy, sensory-driven prose, seamlessly melded galaxy of characters who dazzle and befuddle, and unpredictable twists that preserve the reader guessing and off-balance. In a notice, a gem.

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Download PDF by Jillian Medoff: This Could Hurt

By Jillian Medoff

ISBN-10: 0062660764

ISBN-13: 9780062660763

ISBN-10: 0062660772

ISBN-13: 9780062660770

ISBN-10: 1538480077

ISBN-13: 9781538480076

"Searing, horny, and strangely humorous, Jillian Medoff’s This may possibly Hurt burns in the course of the pages. nobody is secure during this merciless yet compassionate tackle company the US. I enjoyed it."—Marcy Dermansky, writer of The crimson Car

A humorous and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal position of labor in our lives—a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up within the Air, and Then We got here to the End that captures the emotional complexities of 5 HR colleagues attempting to stability ambition, desire, and worry as their small corporation is buffeted by means of fiscal forces that threaten to upend them.

Rosa Guerrero beat the percentages as she rose to the head of the company international. an enticing girl of a undeniable age, the longtime leader of human assets at Ellery client study remains to be a powerful presence, no matter if her most crucial days are at the back of her. a pacesetter who wields energy with grace and reticence, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her employees. not anyone admires Rosa greater than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a merits vp whose complete global is Ellery.

While Rosa is fed on with attempting to tackle the wishes of her employees in the ever-constricting limits of the company’s base line, her affiliate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, fortunately married father of 2, reveals himself drawing towards his "work wife," Lucy Bender, an enterprising unmarried girl trying to find something—a romance, a promotion—to fill the vacuum in her own lifestyles. For Kenny Verville, a senior supervisor with an MBA, Ellery is a brief stepping-stone to larger and higher places—that is, if his high-powered spouse has her way.

Compelling, fallacious, and heartbreakingly human, those women and men scheme, fall out and in of affection, and nurture desires enormous and small. As their person situations shift, something is still constant—Rosa, the solar round whom all of them orbit. while her global starts to collapse, the consequences for everybody are profound, and Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny locate themselves replaced in methods past their reckoning.

Jillian Medoff explores the internal workings of an American corporation in all its fabulous, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. genuine, razor-sharp, and achingly humorous, This may Hurt is a unique approximately paintings, loneliness, love, and loyalty; approximately unexpected reversals and unforeseen windfalls; a singular approximately life.

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