Category: Humor Satire

  • Just Short of Crazy by Nina Foxx

    By Nina Foxx

    Whilst clever, winning, levelheaded attorney Alexis Pearson will get blindsided through her faithless fianc?, who disses and dumps her, she makes a decision to alter every little thing. long past are the modern dreads in want of her personal tender and common tresses. she is going to get her physique, brain, and spirit fit with tae kwan do periods -- and perhaps kick a few butt within the procedure to see the aggression because of the abandonment . . . and her boss's unsubtle deals to aid mend her busted center. after all, she by no means meant for all of it to get out of hand -- and he or she definitely did not suggest to wreck the elbow of her first-time sparring associate, treatment Brown. a minimum of she obtained the eye of this tall, darkish, and intensely good-looking nightclub proprietor with the unlucky identify. And even though Alexis is cautious approximately diving recklessly too quickly into the connection fireplace back, she can not help considering if attractive, warm-hearted therapy should be a treatment for what is ill her. however the guy comes with a few loopy luggage -- specifically Ayzah, his estranged and deranged ex-wife, who is natural, unadulterated 'hood. And all of sudden either the private lives of the "new" Alexis Pearson are approximately to get much wilder . . . and riskier.
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  • The Marrowbone Marble Company by Glenn Taylor

    By Glenn Taylor

    From the writer of The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, a finalist for the 2009 nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award, comes this sweeping novel of affection and warfare, strength and oppression, religion and deception, over the process 3 defining american a long time. 1941. dependable Ledford works the swing shift tending furnace on the Mann Glass manufacturing unit in Huntington, West Virginia. He courts Rachel, the boss's daughter, an organization nurse with spike-straight posture and coal-black hair. but if Pearl Harbor is attacked, Ledford, like such a lot of younger males of his time, units his existence on a brand new path. Upon his go back from carrier within the conflict, Ledford starts off a relatives with Rachel, yet he chafes below the authority at Mann Glass. he's a misplaced guy, disconnected from the current and haunted via his violent earlier, until eventually he meets his cousins, the Bonecutter brothers. Their land, mysterious, elemental Marrowbone minimize, calls to Ledford, and it really is there, with aid from an not likely bunch, that the Marrowbone Marble corporation is slowly cast. Over the following 20 years, the manufacturing facility grounds develop into a forefront of the civil rights circulate and the battle on poverty, a house for these purpose on switch. this sort of domestic unavoidably invitations difficulty, and Ledford needs to struggle for his relatives. Returning to the West Virginia territory of the severely acclaimed The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, Glenn Taylor recounts the transformative trip of a guy and his neighborhood. advised in fresh and strong prose within the culture of Cormac McCarthy and John Irving, The Marrowbone Marble corporation takes a harrowing examine the problems of race and sophistication through the tumultuous Fifties and '60s. it's a tale of fight and loss, righteousness and redemption, and it could possibly merely be present in the hills of Marrowbone.
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