In Close to Spider Man—which won a Danuta Gleed Literary Award—readers were introduced to the crystalline storytelling voice of Ivan Coyote. The talent evident in that first collection is confirmed with One Man’s Trash, a series of connected stories about being queer, searching out new frontiers, and being on the road. The characters in One Man’s Trash make evident the child in all of us, when heroes and superheroes won the day. Including the hilarious account of an attempted lesbian wedding in a Las Vegas chapel, and a touching tale of being beguiled by an uncle’s independent-minded girlfriend, these are stories about being on the road: to the northern tundra or the southern desert, through cities and towns, on horses, in trucks and vans, with friends, family, and lovers. In achingly personal tones, Ivan Coyote paints beautiful and honest portraits of life, the road, and the spirits within. Praise for Close to Spider Man: "Blissfully rich . . . [a] thoroughly entertaining . . . surefooted, humorous take on misfit love and familial solidarity."—Publishers Weekly "Coyote’s debut short story collection is powerful. . . . These stories consistently detail the pain of being mis-understood, of living and trying to love where one doesn’t fit in, and doesn’t want to. Their beauty is in the sheer emotion they provoke."—Lambda Book Report Ivan E. Coyote is a Vancouver writer and performer who first came to attention as a member of Taste This, who collaborated on the award-winning book Boys Like Her.
Author: Ivan Coyote
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
In the Quiet Season & Other Stories explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern-day towns, each is laced with a timelessness that comes from their roots in ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak, hope and rebirth. The expansive Alaska landscape infuses the stories with a unique chill, as tears freeze on eyelashes and mountain ranges form the backdrop for breakups. Although the people in Amore’s stories know how to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these characters stumble when trying to navigate through their own lives and lost dreams.
Author: Martha Amore
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
WELCOME TO MEAT CITY Take a trip along the arterial highway, and make a left at the last exit to enter Meat City, where all manner of nasty things are clamoring to greet you. •Granger knows what it's like to kill a man. It's an assassin's job to know death. When the corpse of Granger's latest victim staggers to his feet though, all bets are off in "Meat City". •Christian has searched for purpose his entire life. Miserable relationships and false religions were all part of the journey. But he might find just what he needs hidden in tunnels beneath the "City of a Million Gods". •A pale, pleading face of a young boy stares at Kari from the dilapidated corpse of a house next door. She knows what it's like to need someone, and she's determined to help "The Patchwork Boy". •It's been decades since the dead rose up and dragged the world kicking, screaming, and bleeding into hell. Only a few humans, The Pale Riders, still venture to the outlands. In "Ballad of the Pale Riders", a legendary rider teaches a rookie what it means to be humanity's last hope. These and thirteen more slices of horror await you on the raw and bloodied streets. Enjoy your visit . . . .
Author: Jason M. Tucker
Publisher: Black Bed Sheet Books
The collections from beloved mother-daughter writing duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are among the best reviewed humor books published today and have been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Here for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are two of their witty and warm collections. Have a Nice Guilt Trip This collection of warm and witty stories from Lisa and Francesca will strike a chord with every woman. With twenty-something Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter, and love. Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way.
Have a Nice Guilt Trip and Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?
Author: Lisa Scottoline,Francesca Serritella
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Fiction. Gay / Lesbian Studies. Ibanez-Carrasco's second book, KILLING ME SOFTLY presents twelve short stories of love gone wrong, in the process ripping the veils between the moral and the mundane, the prim and the grim, and rough trade. Genre-blurring and gender-bending, here is the Canada that lies in the shadow of the maple leaf, cementing Ibanez-Carrasco's reputation as one of Canada's reigning bad boys of lit. "His is a four-thirty-in-the morning, done-one-too-many-lines-of-crystal lens. The heroes in his stories can be HIV-positive, not white, and sometimes self-loathing. If you scraped the rainbow paint off your pride rings with a dirty thumbnail, you would find Francisco's world, skillfully rendered and beautifully imperfect" -- Ivan E. Coyote.
Author: Jose Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco
Joey, Automechaniker in der kanadischen Provinz, versteht die Welt nicht mehr: Seine Frau Allyson hat ihn verlassen. Sie lebt nun in Calgary mit einer Frau zusammen - mit Kathleen. Als Joey unverhofft Besitzer eines Cellos wird, nimmt sein Leben eine Wende. Er beschließt, im fernen Calgary Cellounterricht zu nehmen ... Am Ende der Romans eröffnen sich für Joey wie auch für Allyson und Kathleen erstaunliche neue Perspektiven.
Author: Ivan E. Coyote
Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg
Close to Spider Man marks the debut of an exciting new literary talent: a collection of connected stories whose female narrators seek out lives for themselves amidst the lonely, breathtaking landscape of the Yukon. The young women in Ivan Coyote's deeply personal stories are looking to make a break from their circumstances, but the North is in their bones: so is their connections to family, friends, and other women. Like the protagonist in the title story, a waitress whose attempts to help a young co-worker saddled with a lunatic father finds her running across rooftops and climbing ladders; by getting close to Spider Man, she gets closer to freedom. Startling in their intimacy, the stories in Close to Spider Man make up a moving scrapbook of what it's like to be a young queer woman in the North, journeys imbued with the colours of a prescient sexuality and an honest heart. Runner-up, Danuta Gleed Award for Short-Fiction
Author: Ivan Coyote
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
Category: American literature
A collection of comforting stories celebrating the moment and the simple pleasures of home are filled with such relaxing images as a glowing hearth, china teacups, porch swings, and well-used kitchen tables.
Author: Alice Gray,Susan Mink Colclough
Publisher: Multnomah Gift Books
This book details the origins of the names of 240 musical acts, focusing on the most popular groups (and a few individual performers) from the 1960s through today. Even casual music fans will recognize almost all of the acts discussed. A few one-hit wonders are included simply because their name is so unusual (Mungo Jerry, for example) that they warrant a place in the study. Each entry focuses on the meaning and/or origin of the act’s name, what it had been called previously, and any other names that were considered and rejected during the naming process. Also included are facts and figures about the act’s history and place in the rock music pantheon, the year the act was formed, the names of original members and later members of note and the act’s best known hit. The book lists bands alphabetically to give the casual reader the opportunity to open it to any page and read at leisure, the historian the ability to easily pinpoint the subject of his or her research, or the die-hard rock fan the chance to learn from A to Z the name origins of the biggest acts in rock and pop music history.
The Stories of 240 Groups and Performers
Author: Greg Metzer
Challenged by his son Kristian Davies, the award winning author of Laynfaroh's first book, The Orientalists, to write the story of a forty-year passion for collecting American paintings, Tom Davies quickly found himself not only recalling events surround
400 Paintings, 400 Stories : a Collection of American Paintings
Author: Thomas Davies
A young mans desire, a junk pile, and old newspapers collide in a time-warped adventure where a nobody finally becomes the cool kid in school. This adventure has heavenly tones, especially when he meets his dad from an earlier time, and finds out they arent so different after all. Romance between past and present creates drama that could change the world forever. This is truly a heart-warming story to behold.
Author: Thomas Sussman,Brady Kunz
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life honors all the memorable ages and stages of our lovable canine’s lives. Readers will laugh, cry, nod along with these heartwarming and inspiring stories. It’s a dog’s life. From puppyhood antics to the twilight years and saying goodbye, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life captures the entire experience of living through the natural life cycle with our dogs, with special attention to senior dogs and grieving. All dog lovers will laugh, cry, and recognize themselves and their furry friends in these heartwarming and inspiring stories.
101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Jennifer Quasha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Willa Sibert Cather (1873-1947) was an eminent American author. She spent her childhood in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the same town that has been made famous by her writing. She insisted on attending college, so her family borrowed money so she could enroll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While there, she became a regular contributor to the Nebraska State Journal. She then moved to Pittsburgh, where she taught high school English and worked for Home Monthly, and eventually got a job offer from McClure's Magazine in New York City. Later, she became the managing editor in 1908. The latter publication serialized her first novel, Alexander's Bridge (1912), which was heavily influenced by Henry James. For her novels she returned to the prairie for inspiration, and these works became popular and critical successes. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours (1922). Her other works include: O Pioneers (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), My Antonia (1918) and A Lost Lady (1923).
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Ebbesmeyer’s goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals ‘the music’ of the world’s oceans.” —New York Times Book Review Through the fascinating stories of flotsam, one of the Earth’s greatest secrets is revealed. In Flotsametrics and the Floating World, maverick scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer details how his obsession with floating garbage—from rubber ducks to discarded Nike sneakers—helped to revolutionize ocean science. Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, host of CBC TV’s “The Nature of Things,” calls Flotsametrics and the Floating World “Science and storytelling at its very best.” “A very enjoyable, if at times dark, book” (Nature), it is must reading for anyone interested in Oceanography, Environmental Science, and the way our world works.
How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science
Author: Curtis Ebbesmeyer,Eric Scigliano
Publisher: Harper Collins
Tales of science fiction and adventure from the Hugo Award–winning author of Way Station and City. The long and prolific career of Clifford D. Simak cemented him as one of the formative voices of the science fiction and fantasy genre. The third writer to be named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, his literary legacy stands alongside those of Robert A. Heinlein and Ray Bradbury. This striking collection of nine tales showcases Simak’s ability to take the everyday and turn it into something truly compelling, taking readers on a long journey in a very short time. In “Dusty Zebra,” Joe discovers a portal that allows him to exchange everyday objects with an entity he can neither see nor hear, and soon learns that one man’s treasure may be another dimension’s trash. In “Retrograde Evolution,” an interplanetary trading vessel tries to figure out how to deal with a remote society that has suddenly decided to become far less civilized. And in “Project Mastodon,” an unusual ambassador from an unheard-of country offers amazing opportunities in a place the modern world can never compete with: the past. Simak’s mastery of the short form is on display in these and six other stories. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.
And Other Stories
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Open Road Media
Eine Schuldirektorin muss sich nicht nur um ein magersüchtiges Mädchen kümmern, sondern auch die Affäre mit deren Vater geheimhalten. Da sie schwanger ist, wird es nur eine Frage der Zeit sein, bis man der alleinstehenden Frau Fragen stellt, doch am Ende fügt sich alles auf eine etwas unkonventionelle, aber für alle Seiten irgendwie gute Art. Ein Au-pair-Mädchen bei einer New Yorker Akademikerfamilie findet eine Reihe verstörender Zeichnungen von entstellten Kindern, die einem überraschenden Zweck dienen. Zwei Cousinen unternehmen eine Kreuzfahrt und machen seltsame Beobachtungen, deren Höhepunkt die Entdeckung der Parallelgesellschaft des taubstummen Schiffspersonals ist. Zwanzig Erzählungen von einer ungekrönten Königin des Genres. Edith Pearlman ist eine genaue Beobachterin menschlicher Beziehungen und eine Meisterin darin, komplexe Gefühle und uneindeutige Situationen zu schildern. Ihre Sprache ist von zurückhaltender Virtuosität, ihre Geschichten sind von jener schlichten Größe, wie sie Klassikern zu eigen ist. Eine literarische Entdeckung.
Author: Edith Pearlman
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks