The 64 Tomato

Author: William Alexander
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565125841
Size: 13,77 MB
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This “wildly entertaining” memoir recounts the joys—and horrors—of trying to grow your own food (The Boston Globe). Bill Alexander had no idea his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life-and-death battles with groundhogs, webworms, weeds, and weather; midnight expeditions in the dead of winter to dig up fresh thyme; and skirmishes with neighbors who feed the deer and other vermin. Not to mention the vacations that had to be planned around the harvest, the near electrocution of the tree man, the limitations of his own middle-aged body, and the pity of his wife and kids. When Alexander runs a cost-benefit analysis, adding up everything from the live animal trap to the Velcro tomato wraps, and then amortizing it over the life of his garden, it comes as quite a shock to learn that it cost a staggering $64 to grow each one of his beloved Brandywine tomatoes. But as any gardener will tell you, you can’t put a price on the unparalleled pleasures of providing fresh food for your family. “Engaging, funny, and down-to-earth.” —Entertainment Weekly “A hilarious horticultural memoir.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A delightful guide to achieving gardening bliss.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The Readers Advisory Guide To Nonfiction

Author: Neal Wyatt
Editor: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838909362
Size: 11,34 MB
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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

Altruistic Armadillos Zenlike Zebras

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626366330
Size: 13,70 MB
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The New York Times–bestselling author of When Elephants Weep offers an A-to-Z compendium of creatures—with color photos included. From the elegant, lithe, and friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful seahorse, and from the gigantic and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans. In this appealing book, the author of Dogs Never Lie About Love and other bestsellers draws from his wealth of knowledge and a lifetime of fascination with the animal kingdom to present little-known information and thorough explanations for behaviors of animals both familiar and lesser-known. Arranged alphabetically, the entries are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs and filled with fascinating facts, for a reading experience as enjoyable as it educational.

The Real Story

Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591582830
Size: 18,94 MB
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Read On Life Stories

Author: Rosalind Reisner
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591587668
Size: 20,81 MB
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Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

School Library Journal

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How To Speak Chicken

Author: Melissa Caughey
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ISBN: 9783258080444
Size: 16,77 MB
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Farm Der Tiere

Author: George Orwell
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ISBN: 9783257057140
Size: 19,71 MB
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Enslaved By Ducks

Author: Bob Tarte
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565124502
Size: 18,75 MB
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The book that Entertainment Weekly called "hilarious," Publishers Weekly declared "a true pleasure," Booklist called "heartwarming," and the Dallas Morning News praised as "rich and funny" is now available in paperback. When Bob Tarte bought a house in rural Michigan, he was counting on a tranquil haven. Then Bob married Linda. She wanted a rabbit, which seemed innocuous enough until the bunny chewed through their electrical wiring. And that was just the beginning. Before long, Bob found himself constructing cages, buying feed, clearing duck waste, and spoon-feeding a menagerie of furry and feathery residents. His life of quiet serenity vanished, and he unwittingly became a servant to a relentlessly demanding family. "They dumbfounded him, controlled and teased him, took their share of his flesh, stole his heart" (Kirkus Reviews). Whether commiserating with Bob over the fate of those who are slaves to their animals or regarding his story as a cautionary tale about the rigors of animal ownership, readers on both sides of the fence have found Tarte's story of his chaotic squawking household irresistible--and irresistibly funny.