Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307809926
Language: en
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This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a classic American story. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous. Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Martin Gottfried
Release: 2002-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780743244763
Language: en
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Gottfried's capably researched and recounted biography offers a none too flattering glimpse into Kaye's well-guarded personal life, including his egotism, cruelty, his strained marriage and his flirtations and affairs. His career is treated in detail, from his obvious early talent to the creation of his acting personae and his sad professional and personal decline before his death in 1987. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Everybody s Fool

Everybody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781952535185
Language: en
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Richard Russo's new novel takes place in the decaying American town of North Bath over the course of a very busy weekend, ten years after the events of Nobody's Fool. Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is trying to ignore his cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left. Ruth, his long-time lover, is still married to Zach and running Hattie's lunch counter, though she's increasingly distracted by her former son-in-law, fresh out of prison and intent on making trouble. Police chief Doug Raymer is obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been about to run off with before she died in a freak accident, while local wiseguy Carl Roebuck might finally be running out of luck. Add a funeral, an escaped cobra, a collapsed building and a lot of beer to the equation and you have a novel which is a pure pleasure to read - genuinely funny, enormously heartfelt and imbued with the warmth and wisdom that are Richard Russo's stock in trade.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Bill Griffith
Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Abrams
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781683354529
Language: en
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Nobody’s Fool follows the story of Schlitzie’s long career—from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows—which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie’s role in the film is a centerpiece of the book. In researching Schlitzie’s life (1901–1971), Griffith has tracked down primary sources and archives throughout the country, including conducting interviews with those who worked with him and had intimate knowledge of his personality, his likes and dislikes, how he responded to being a sideshow “freak,” and much more. This graphic novel biography provides never-before-revealed details of his life, offering a unique look into his world and restoring dignity to his life by recognizing his contributions to popular culture.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Sarah Hegger
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781420137422
Language: en
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In Sarah Hegger's latest Willow Park Romance, long-held crushes and past frenemies reunite--and wonder if there's ever a second chance to make a good first impression. . . Holly Partridge had no plans to return to Willow Park, Illinois, until her troubled younger sister Portia fled her home and aimed herself straight at Holly's high school nemesis--too-gorgeous-to-be-true Josh Hunter. Riding a manic bipolar high, Portia's only a danger to herself, but Holly needs to find her before she crashes. That means asking Josh for help. The ultimate love 'em and leave 'em lothario, Josh was never good for anything but a broken heart. But now he's lending a hand when Holly needs it most--and revealing surprising generosity and compassion. Has Josh shed his bad boy ways? Or is Holly suddenly grown up enough to acknowledge her own mistakes? Trusting Josh could be a disaster--or the first step in banishing the past to make way for a future happier than Holly ever imagined. . . “Sarah Hegger's voice is rich and witty and in a word, addictive.”--Terri Osburn, author of the bestselling Anchor Island series

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: L.J. Breedlove
Release: 2022-09-06
Editor: L.J. Breedlove
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9798201189945
Language: en
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Even Heroes Make Mistakes Lanky Purdue is an Alaskan icon. He's been there forever — the dashing Air Force pilot, the man who flew medicines into villages in dark winters, the man who has rescued more stranded climbers than anyone can count. If you need help, Lanky Purdue is the man you go to. So when Belle Robards shows up at Purdue Flight Service in the dead of winter looking for help, it's no great surprise to Dace Marshall, his office manager. So yes, she's wearing a skirt, high heeled boots and a fur jacket — in Talkeetna at 10 below — and she won't tell Dace what the problem is. But Lanky wouldn't fall for a pretty face and a bogus sob story. Would he?

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Renee Roszel
Release: 2013-11-22
Editor: Diversion Books
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780989333160
Language: en
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Cara vowed never to let another man hurt her! The day Martin Dante comes to her rescue, every inch the shining knight, Cara can’t see him as anything but the rich, spoiled egotist who cruelly teased her when she was an awkward teen and he the BMOC. She’s too wise to let his surface sophistication and charm turn her head, no matter how often it’s peddled on the society pages. Can’t he see they are from different worlds? He’s all button-down business, and she’s all free spirited fun. Even after Cara makes it brutally clear she wants nothing to do with him, Martin keeps coming back to lure her into his embrace…and his bed. What are his deep, dark motives? She has sworn she won’t be made a fool of again—not by any man. So why can’t she say no to Martin Dante—and mean it? PRAISE FOR RENEE ROSZEL: "She is delightful, eloquent and humorous all in one." —Rendezvous Magazine "Talented...realistically excellent characterization" —Romantic Times

Everybody s Grandmother and Nobody s Fool

Everybody s Grandmother and Nobody s Fool
Author: Kathryn L. Nasstrom
Release: 2018-09-05
Editor: Cornell University Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501729065
Language: en
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Frances Freeborn Pauley, a white woman who grew up in the segregated South, has devoted most of her ninety-four years to the battle against discrimination and prejudice. A champion of civil rights and racial justice and an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Pauley's tenacity as an activist and the length of her career are remarkable. She is also a consummate storyteller; for decades, she has shared her words with activists, students, and scholars who have found their way to her door. Kathryn L. Nasstrom uses rich oral history material, recorded by herself and others, to present Frances Pauley in her own words. Pauley's life has encompassed much of the last century of extraordinary social change in the South, a life touching and touched by famous figures from southern politics and the civil rights movement. Highlights of Pauley's career in the public eye include a friendship with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, encounters with several of Georgia's civil-rights-era governors, and a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt. A skillful political organizer, Pauley was involved in decades of community mobilization, repeated efforts to educate politicians and the public about the origins and nature of poverty, and lobbying for unpopular causes. "People are born into a certain way of living," she says. "It takes a jolt to get out of it. It doesn't really mean that they're all that mean and bad, but it takes a jolt to make them see that maybe they could make a change." In a deft blend of biography and memoir, Nasstrom explains Pauley's historical significance and places her story in the context of developments in Georgia politics and the civil rights movement. Even as it contributes to the political history of Georgia and the South, affording insight of unusual depth on familiar issues and events, the book preserves one woman's story in the still largely undocumented history of southern women's social and political activism in the twentieth century. Pauley's experiences serve as a window on the lives of all those women and men who, town by town and state by state, made momentous change not only possible but also inescapable.

Nobody s Fool A Regecy Romantic Comedy

Nobody s Fool  A Regecy Romantic Comedy
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Release: 2022
Editor: Ruth Ann Nordin
Pages: 112
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Language: en
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Miss Emilia Stewart's life faces immediate ruin. Her friend made a little slip of the tongue, and now Lord Valentine thinks Emilia's in love with him. This is Lord Valentine of all gentlemen! Not only is he unfashionable and socially inept, but the mere thought of kissing him makes her shudder. What's worse is that her father has arranged for her to marry him. Being a lady with no say in her future has never been more unfair! She, however, is determined to overcome this cruel fate. There's still a chance to protect her future, and keep her sanity intact. All she has to do is become the most repulsive and unattractive wife possible. Then Lord Valentine will insist they live separate lives, and she'll be spared the most unpleasant aspect of marriage--actually being in the same room with her husband. All she needs is a little ingenuity and help from her friends to make the plan work. This romantic comedy takes a fun look at one wife's dream of discouraging her husband from falling in love with her.

Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara
Author: Melissa Chiu,Miwako Tezuka
Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0810994143
Language: en
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Catalog of an exhibition held at Asia Society Museum, New York, Sept. 9, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Charles Yale Harrison
Release: 1948
Editor: New York : Henry Holt
Pages: 300
ISBN: UCAL:$B100767
Language: en
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"A satirical view of the public relations business." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation.

Diary of a Roblox Hacker 2

Diary of a Roblox Hacker 2
Author: K. Spicer,Little Walker
Release: 2017-09-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 100
ISBN: 1976428270
Language: en
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John Doe is back with a vengeance and more wicked than ever. Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, his new hacks aim to chill. Track his every move while also following the chats and conversations of user KSpicer333 and friends. Is Guest666 his partner or mortal enemy? Why is KSpicer333 his target? Is this just another hacker's prank or does John Doe have a master plan of epic proportions? Find out what happens next in this second book of the thriller style Unofficial Roblox series - Diary of a Roblox Hacker. Kids enjoy the easy texting and chatting conversational style while parents can confidently know that these books use only appropriate language. Follow this hacker's chilling entries and discover what creepy thoughts go on in John Doe's head. Who is he targeting now? Is everyone's account at risk?

Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307809940
Language: en
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Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

Such Big Dreams

Such Big Dreams
Author: Reema Patel
Release: 2022-05-10
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9780771073724
Language: en
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A savvy former street child working at a human rights law office in Mumbai fights for redemption and a chance to live life on her own terms in this fresh, propulsive debut novel about fortune and survival. Named a Loan Stars Top Ten Pick and a CBC Canadian Fiction title to watch. Rakhi is a twenty-three-year-old former street child haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led her to lose her best friend eleven years ago. Constantly reminded she doesn’t belong, Rakhi lives alone in a Mumbai slum, working as a lowly office assistant at Justice For All, a struggling human rights law office headed by the renowned lawyer who gave her a fresh start. Fiercely intelligent and in possession of a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue, Rakhi is nobody’s fool, even if she is underestimated by everyone around her. Rakhi's life isn't much, but she's managing. That is until a fading former Bollywood starlet tries to edge her way back into the spotlight by becoming a celebrity ambassador for Justice For All. Steering the organization into uncharted territories, she demands an internship for her young Canadian family friend, Alex, a Harvard-bound graduate student. Ambitious, persistent, and naive, Alex persuades Rakhi to show him "the real" India. In exchange, he’ll do something to further Rakhi’s dreams in a transaction that seems harmless, at first. As old guilt and new aspirations collide, everything Rakhi once knew to be true is set ablaze. And as the stakes mount, she will come face to face with the difficult choices and moral compromises that people are prepared to make in order to survive, no matter the costs. Reema Patel’s transportive debut novel offers a moving, smart, and arrestingly funny look at the cost of ambition and power in reclaiming one’s story.

Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 549
ISBN: 1299272290
Language: en
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Nobody s Fool

Nobody s Fool
Author: Alf McCreary
Release: 2005-01
Editor: Hodder Faith
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0340862246
Language: en
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The biography of Lord Eames, Anglican Bishop of Armagh, and Primate of All Ireland. This is the pilgrimage of a man who had to come to terms with a religious role no theological training could prepare him for. An academic lawyer, his life was transformed when the Irish question began to erupt. In the years that followed, he found himself thrust into a cauldron of change and revolution, and the birth of a new Ireland. In the course of those momentous years he became the confidant of Prime Ministers, politicians, and world figures.

The Risk Pool

The Risk Pool
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307809933
Language: en
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A wonderfully funny, perceptive novel The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving. In the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool was hailed by The New York Times as “…superbly original and maliciously funny. Russo proves himself a master at evoking the sights, feelings, and smells of a town.”

Thing of Beauty

Thing of Beauty
Author: Stephen Fried
Release: 2011-12-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781451676402
Language: en
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At age seventeen, Gia Carangi was working the counter at her father's Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a year, Gia was one of the top models of the late 1970's, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, partying at New York's Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, and redefining the industry's standard of beauty. She was the darling of moguls and movie stars, royalty and rockers. Gia was also a girl in pain, desperate for her mother's approval—and a drug addict on a tragic slide toward oblivion, who started going directly from $10,000-a-day fashion shoots to the heroin shooting galleries on New York's Lower East Side. Finally blackballed from modeling, Gia entered a vastly different world on the streets of New york and Atlantic City, and later in a rehab clinic. At twenty-six, she became on of the first women in America to die of AIDS, a hospital welfare case visited only by rehab friends and what remained of her family. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Gia's gamily, lovers, friends, and colleagues, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character—and a powerful narrative about beauty and sexuality, fame and objectification, mothers and daughters, love and death.

Empire Falls

Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780307809889
Language: en
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington Post Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

A Song to Say Goodbye

A Song to Say Goodbye
Author: Bee Rowse
Release: 2007-10
Editor: A Song to Say Goodbye
Pages: 460
ISBN: 1847481523
Language: en
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To surrender your baby boy under duress to the care of strangers, and to lose another child to illness only days after giving birth, are two of the greatest tragedies any woman can be faced with. In this heart-stopping family saga, emotional upheavals and dramatic disclosures are the key points in a vivid, pacy narrative stretching from 1940s Yorkshire to 1960s Ireland, a cattle station in the wilds of Northern Australia, and the booming British music scene of the 1970s and '80s. Sophia Bertucelli, our fiery heroine, has a strange way of falling for the wrong man - including a murderous bully called Stephen Howard. But when comforting words from a handsome teenage boy call to mind a long-lost love from Yorkshire, Sophia wonders. could this be the first link in mending the broken chain of her life?