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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003-03-01
  • Total pages :315
  • ISBN : 0375758992
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Summary : The author describes her childhood in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979, relating her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia with an alcoholic mother and frequently absent father.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002-03-05
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781588360496
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller shares visceral memories of her childhood in Africa, and of her headstrong, unforgettable mother. “This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek “By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor’s story. It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt. Praise for Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight “Riveting . . . [full of] humor and compassion.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The incredible story of an incredible childhood.”—The Providence Journal

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-01-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781447275084
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Summary : With an introduction by Anne EnrightShortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond.How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to.As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them.Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, it is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-09-15
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0857202383
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Summary : Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulnesstells the story of the author's mother, Nicola Fuller. Nicola Fuller and her husband were a glamorous and optimistic couple and East Africa lay before them with the promise of all its perfect light, even as the British Empire in which they both believed waned. They had everything, including two golden children - a girl and a boy. However, life became increasingly difficult and they moved to Rhodesia to work as farm managers. The previous farm manager had committed suicide. His ghost appeared at the foot of their bed and seemed to be trying to warn them of something. Shortly after this, one of their golden children died. Africa was no longer the playground of Nicola's childhood. They returned to England where the author was born before they returned to Rhodesia and to the civil war. The last part of the book sees the Fullers in their old age on a banana and fish farm in the Zambezi Valley. They had built their ramshackle dining room under the Tree of Forgetfulness. In local custom, this tree is the meeting place for villagers determined to resolve disputes. It is in the spirit of this Forgetfulness that Nicola finally forgot - but did not forgive - all her enemies including her daughter and the Apostle, a squatter who has taken up in her bananas with his seven wives and forty-nine children. Funny, tragic, terrifying, exotic and utterly unself-conscious, this is a story of survival and madness, love and war, passion and compassion.

Scribbling the Cat

Scribbling the Cat
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2005-04-26
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781101118801
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Summary : When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K. K is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: tattooed, battle scarred, and weathered by farm work, he is a lion of a man, feral and bulletproof. Yet he is also a born-again Christian, given to weeping when he recollects his failed romantic life, and more than anything else welling up inside with memories of battle. For his war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battles, unimaginable tortures, and the murdering of innocent civilians—and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands. Driven by K's memories, Fuller and K decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way—by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. It is a strange journey into the past, one marked at once by somber reflections and odd humor and featuring characters such as Mapenga, a fellow veteran who lives with his pet lion on a little island in the middle of a lake and is known to cope with his personal demons by refusing to speak for days on end. What results from Fuller's journey is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured, and scrambled to survive during wartime and who now must attempt to live with their past and live past their sins. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere. Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity.

The Legend of Colton H Bryant

The Legend of Colton H Bryant
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
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  • Release Date :2009-04-06
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1847398693
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Summary : Colton H. Bryant grew up in Wyoming and never once wanted to leave it. Wyoming loved him and he loved it back. Two things helped Colton get through school and the neighbourhood bullies: his best friend Jake and his favourite mantra: Mind over matter-- which meant to him: if you don't mind, it don't matter. Colton and Jake grew up wanting nothing more that the freedom to sleep out under the great Wyoming night sky, and to be just like Jake's dad, Bill, a strong, gentle man of few words who can ride rodeo like nobody's business. When Colton started work as a driller on a rig, despite his young wife begging him to quit, he claimed it was in his blood. Colton did die young and he died on the rig -- falling to his death because the oil company neglected to spend the $2,000 on safety rails. His family received no compensation. The strong, sad story of Colton H. Bryant's life could not be told without the telling of the land that grew him, where there are still such things as cowboys roaming the plains, where it is relationships that get you through and where a simple, soulful and just man named Colton H. Bryant lived and died.

Travel Light, Move Fast

Travel Light, Move Fast
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2019-08-06
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0735279209
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Summary : From the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, a warm and candid memoir of grief, a deeply-felt tribute to her father, and a compulsively readable continuation of a brilliant series of books on her family. You can survive more than you'd believe; Dad had told me that. He'd also told me you can survive more than you want; but it's not always up to you, not the enormous things, those are beyond all control. When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside. Defiant until the end, together they see out his last days, and then they must navigate the bleak comedy of organizing a cremation and the transport of ashes back to their family home in Africa. As they make this journey and begin to grieve together, Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather her father's loss, she will need to become the parts of him that she misses most. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father's death, and her memories of a childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. And her own life begins to change. She faces seemingly irreparable family fallout, new love found and lost, and eventually further, unimaginable bereavement, holding fast to the lessons her father taught her about how to survive whatever life throws at you. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, here is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from a writer at the very height of her powers.

Go, Dog, Go!

Go, Dog, Go!
  • Author : Philip D. Eastman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 067988629X
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Summary : Whether by foot, boat, car, or unicycle, P. D. Eastman's lovable dogs demonstrate the many ways one can travel in this condensed, board-book version perfect for babies and toddlers.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come
  • Author : Alexandra Fuller
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-01-20
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0345814878
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Summary : Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, Alexandra Fuller turns to her African past for clues to living a life fully and without fear. A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of 2 deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller's delicate balance--between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage--irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia--elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day--Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes that what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller's father--"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife--was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how--after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her--she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller's Africa.

The Help

The Help
  • Author : Kathryn Stockett
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-02-10
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 1440697663
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Summary : The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

King of the Castle

King of the Castle
  • Author : Kurt D. Fischback
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2014-01
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780615936291
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Summary : A collection of cartoons from the comic strip 'King of the Castle'. Move over 'Pearls Before Swine', the next cartoon of the decade is here! Reggie is a spaniel bent on never-ending adventure. From his antics as world famous stunt dog 'Spaniel McDaniel' to his prowess in the wrestling ring as 'El Perro Loco', this dog gives his audience something to cheer for. What makes this comic appealing is its multifaceted approach to humor. Pat Castle is Reggie's owner and the relationship between these two characters and the trouble they get into knows no boundaries. Enter in another spaniel for companionship and a wife that's always shaking her head at it all, and you have the recipe for success! A comic strip that is still in its infancy and yet promises to deliver professional character development, humor, and appeal. Don't hesitate to take a chance on this one; there are a lot of comic strips out there promising the goods on humor and this is one of the few that have done it with consistency. Don't let the fact that you never heard of it keep you from embracing the true spirit of today's contemporary lifestyle. 'King of the Castle' promises to be a household name in the years to come!

Jump

Jump
  • Author : Jodi Bowersox
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2017-07-24
  • Total pages :294
  • ISBN : 9781548665623
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Summary : What if you had the power to change the past? It's 1907, and Nellie Hartford has a rare ability: a lightning strike can send her jumping through time. When the thunder rolls, the question is should she jump back to prevent the childhood fever that led to her husband's premature death or forward to find a treatment for her baby's severe gastrointestinal issues? And what if saving one leaves her without the other? What if she loses them both? Dr. Jeff Marshall doesn't quite know what to do with the woman who accosted him in the hospital parking lot looking like she walked off the stage of a melodrama. And he certainly never expected to be caught up in some kind of secret government time-travel experiments just by helping her. There's one thing he's sure of. He doesn't want her to leave.

Unsettled

Unsettled
  • Author : Alisa Mullen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-08-17
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 9781513700175
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Summary : Lizzie O'Malley, a twenty three year old free spirited young woman, is on the run to find her purpose in life. In the summer of 2000, she returns home to Boston, Massachusetts to begin a life that she can be proud of. On her first night out on the town with a friend, tragedy strikes and she finds herself the cause of emotional wreckage. Instead of dealing, she concentrates on the man she met that first night. Teagan Gallagher, a twenty two year old college student from Ireland, spends the summer of 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, working towards his degree and partying his way through the city. One night he finds a beautiful American girl that he is desperate to spend the summer with. Together, Teagan and Lizzie learn the ins and outs of an unconventional relationship. It isn't until their relationship is in so deep that it becomes impossible for one or the other to run away.

Going Out on a Limb

Going Out on a Limb
  • Author : Bernadette Logue
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 9780473233518
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Summary : "Going Out On A Limb" is the much anticipated sequel to the Amazon best seller and Book Award Finalist "Pinch Me - How Following The Signals Changed My Life." This inspiring sequel is receiving 5 STAR reviews as readers take a real-life, no-holds-barred journey with the author as she continues to create her dreams, walking through challenges to get there and all the while being guided by signals from the Universe. Are you ready to follow the signals in your own life? Are you ready to meet the truth of who you really are? READER REVIEWS: "I feel like your book is a letter to my soul! What a gift awaits your readers!" (Caroline, USA). "Wonderful... I am recommending your book to all my like-minded friends. What is special about your book is the honesty - usually people just present all the positive aspects, so much so, that is not of much help for someone like me. Your book on the other hand is practical as I see you facing problems, yet not giving up, and eventually not just picking yourself up, but helping others like me immeasurably." (Niranjan, United States) A GLIMPSE INTO THE STORY: Following signals from the universe completely transformed Bernadette Logue's life; she had achieved all of the things she set out to. A beautiful lifestyle in a dream location, doing something she truly loved. But there was something bubbling below the surface, calling her in a different direction. Signals were intervening in the neatly arranged life she had created. Her attempts to forge ahead and make things happen now fell flat and caused chaos, leaving her feeling confused and eager to understand what was going on. "I learnt the hard way. Trying to control the exact path you take is like trying to herd cats. Magic happens when we let go and flow with our life. And, the blocks in our life that keep us stuck are the access points to all our gifts within. The emotional stuff we'd rather not address is the very first place to look." In "Going Out On A Limb," Bernadette discovers the hidden power in great challenges. Not just that we all get signals, but why we get them. She provides intriguing insights into soul self and soul intention. This is no ordinary book about transforming your life. Many books leave you wondering what you're supposed to do when things don't go according to plan. In "Going Out On A Limb," Bernadette lets plans go and lets life in. She shares the whole truth, her deepest fears, and the hilarious things that happened along the way. She also shares her darkest hour, and how she nearly turned her back on it all. But this is a triumphant story. A story about discovering your soul self. A story about how to go beyond your limits and become the person you are destined to be. "The great news is that dark times are really just light switches in disguise! When the light returns, it is brighter and more magnificent that you could imagine." This is the second installment of an ordinary woman's courageous journey, following on from her first book, "Pinch Me." [PLEASE NOTE: UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, PRICES ARE QUOTED IN US DOLLARS]

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations
  • Author : Elizabeth Knowles
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2007-08-23
  • Total pages :479
  • ISBN : 0199208956
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Summary : More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.