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Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti Book Summary:

Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect & Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village's oldest bachelor & an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems.

Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti (Book Analysis)

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Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries Book Summary:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Benny and Shrimp with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti, a laugh-out-loud romance novel which tells the story of the unlikely love affair that blooms between a recently-widowed city slicker and a socially awkward farmer. Both Benny and “Shrimp” are desperately trying to fill an aching hole in their lives – could their love be the key to finding happiness again, or are their differences insurmountable? Katarina Mazetti is a Swedish author and journalist whose works have been translated into a number of languages. She is known for writing both adult and children’s literature, and her novel Benny and Shrimp was adapted for the cinema in 2002. Find out everything you need to know about Benny and Shrimp in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!


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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman Book Summary:

A thought-provoking retelling of the Gospel story from an atheist perspective. Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself. “The erudite fantasy author, Philip Pullman, makes explicit his complaint against Christian dogma with [this] challenging deconstruction of the Gospels.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspiring . . . Again and again, [Pullman] displays a marvelous sense of the elemental power of Jesus’s instructions and parables.” —The Washington Post

The Publishers Weekly

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God and I Broke Up

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God and I Broke Up by Katarina Mazetti,Maria Lundin Book Summary:

Having established a friendship with Pia, a girl with whom she can share her deepest thoughts, sixteen-year-old Linnea is left to struggle with grief and guilt after her friend commits suicide.

The Shrimp People

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The Shrimp People by Rex Shelley Book Summary:

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Book Review Digest

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A Meal to Die For

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A Meal to Die For by Joseph R. Gannascoli,Allen C. Kupfer Book Summary:

Benny Lacoco is a "food fence". A load of frozen shrimp falls off of a truck, or perhaps a few cases of olive oil or some nice expensive wine with an unpronounceable name comes into your possession, Benny is the guy who can move it for you. No questions asked. He's well connected and a man of respect. But there is another side to Benny. He's a gourmet cook who once aspired to be a renowned restaurateur...but business (and other matters equally unsavory) got in the way. Now Benny has been summoned to cook a special meal for some of his associates on the occasion of the big man being sent up the river. This gives Benny the chance to prepare the meal of his life, A MEAL TO DIE FOR, because word has it that someone in their midst is a rat, and some things just can't be forgiven. From the abundant antipasto of chicken liver mousse, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, grilled sardines, and other delicacies to the creamy delight of crayfish bisque, three types of pasta, and main entrees of roasted lamb, baked snapper, and chicken with artichokes and sausage, we are treated to flashbacks of Benny's life in a novel that blends the best of Big Night with Goodfellas. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Atlas of Crustacean Larvae

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Atlas of Crustacean Larvae by Joel W. Martin,Jørgen Olesen,Jens T. Høeg Book Summary:

Crustaceans—familiar to the average person as shrimp, lobsters, crabs, krill, barnacles, and their many relatives—are easily one of the most important and diverse groups of marine life. Poorly understood, they are among the most numerous invertebrates on earth. Most crustaceans start life as eggs and move through a variety of morphological phases prior to maturity. In Atlas of Crustacean Larvae, more than 45 of the world's leading crustacean researchers explain and illustrate the beauty and complexity of the many larval life stages. Revealing shapes that are reminiscent of aliens from other worlds—often with bizarre modifications for a planktonic life or for parasitization, including (in some cases) bulging eyes, enormous spines, and aids for flotation and swimming—the abundant illustrations and photographs show the detail of each morphological stage and allow for quick comparisons. The diversity is immediately apparent in the illustrations: spikes that deter predators occur on some larvae, while others bear unique specializations not seen elsewhere, and still others appear as miniature versions of the adults. Small differences in anatomy are shown to be suited to the behaviors and survival mechanisms of each species. Destined to become a key reference for specialists and students and a treasured book for anyone who wishes to understand "the invertebrate backbone of marine ecosystems," Atlas of Crustacean Larvae belongs on the shelf of every serious marine biologist.

Creative States Magazine

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The Middlesteins

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The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg Book Summary:

"The Middlesteins had me from its very first pages" - Jonathan Franzen Edie and Richard have been married for over thirty years, living in the Chicago suburbs. Everyone who knew them-even their own children Robin and Benny-agreed that Edie was a tough woman to love, but no one expected Richard to walk out on her, especially not in her condition. Edie is fifty-nine years old, she weighs 300 pounds, and her doctors have told her she'll die if she doesn't stop eating. As Richard is shut out by the family and seeks solace in the world of internet dating, Robin is dragged back from the city and forced to rebuild a relationship with her mother. Meanwhile Benny and his neurotic wife Rachelle try to take control of the situation. But have any of them stopped to think about whether Edie really wants to be saved? Written with sly humour, warmth and great insight, The Middlesteins is a novel about what it means to be part of a family.

Cowboy Mafia

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Cowboy Mafia by Roy Graham Book Summary:

Fascinating true story.Largest marijuana smugglingoperation in U.S. history and subsequently the largest forfeiture of attachable assets(RICO).Cowboys smuggling via shrimpboats and vast horse ranches.Timeless,American classic.''L.A.TIMES.

Colt Maverick

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Colt Maverick by Cary S. Ashby Book Summary:

Elizabeth Rice is missing. Rather than dealing with the police, her secretive husband hires Colt Maverick, a private investigator. What he finds along the way is a trail of miscues, secrets, and deceptions. Maverick is also haunted by his own past and current celebrity. He's had a short NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles and a more traumatic one as a deployed Marine sniper. Mount Gibson Country Club is the key to this case, but attractive women and the club's staff send him through a maze of discovery. Author Cary Ashby provides readers with a bonus story. Following the novel is a prequel, Why the Sheriff Hates Colt Maverick. The title says it all.

Into the Breach

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Into the Breach by J. A. Karam Book Summary:

Into the Breach is the true story of paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and heavy-rescue specialists fighting to control trauma and medical emergencies in one of America's toughest and most violent cities: Newark, New Jersey. A riveting account that hauls readers on a first-hand tour of street medicine today, Into the Breach shows what really happens inside an ambulance and some of the diverse and bizarre places EMS workers tread. Through authentic accounts, every facet of emergency care is on display-from the first 911 call to patient discharge or death, including an exclusive look at what is perhaps the biggest decontamination operation ever conducted, which crews performed for victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. A hybrid profession that blends public safety and public health, EMS attracts careerists and volunteers from all sectors of society-from Boy Scouts and housewives to Fortune 500 vice presidents and work-fare recipients. The men and women that make up the Newark EMS graveyard shift, one of the busiest, full-time teams in the nation, are quintessential EMS workers: intense, irreverent, hard-working action junkies who crave autonomy and the instant gratification of solving critical problems in real time. This unflinching profile hones in on award-winning EMS workers as well as those who pollute the industry, ironically, sometimes one and the same. Into the Breach offers an unusual opportunity to bear witness to unimaginable suffering, heroic stoicism, and the inventiveness of American EMS workers fighting to save lives.

Clean Paleo Family Cookbook

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Clean Paleo Family Cookbook by Ashley McCrary Book Summary:

Clean Paleo Family Cookbook includes 100 healthy Paleo-inspired recipes that your whole family will love. Perfect for your whole food Paleo elimination diet, or if you want keto modifications for your clean Paleo diet, every recipe is completely free of grains, gluten, legumes, dairy, soy, and artificial ingredients. Written by Ashley McCrary of the beloved blog Healthy Little Peach, Clean Paleo Family Cookbook was created to support you in cooking and serving your family high quality, healthy meals that will keep them all wanting more. Whole food cooking does not have to be boring or tasteless. These flavorful, craveable recipes all meet squeaky clean Paleo guidelines. Enjoy scrumptious dishes like: Zucchini & Onion Fritters â??Chili-Lime Deviled Eggs BLT Eggs Benny over Crispy Tostones Pineapple-Mango Chia Seed Pudding Creamy Broccoli Salad with Apple Cajun Parsnip Fries with Fry Sauce Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Vinaigrette Basil Pesto Chicken Power Bowls Tuscan Shrimp Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Coleslaw Tuna Cakes with Lemon-Dill Aioli Creamy Mushroom & Bacon Chicken Thighs Chocolate Chip Muffins Cinnamon Bun Energy Bites Peach Crisp Frozen Pineapple Whip Nourish and delight your family with these clean and delicious recipes.

Benny Shark Goes to Friend School

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Benny Shark Goes to Friend School by Lynn Rowe Reed Book Summary:

Benny the bull shark is a big bully. Every day he makes the other sea creatures tremble and shake with his bossy ways. Benny even tries to bully his way to friendship—but no one wants to be friends with a bully! Then Janice the jellyfish tells Benny about Friend School, where he can learn the rules of friendship. He decides to try it out. Friend School is harder than it looks, though, especially for a bully like him! Will Benny finally learn what it takes to be a true friend?

The Serial Killer Cookbook

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The Serial Killer Cookbook by Ashley Lecker Book Summary:

Bring your love of true crime into the kitchen with meals ranging from the bizarre (a single unpitted black olive) to the gluttonous (a dozen deep-fried shrimp, a bucket of fried chicken, French fries, and a pound of strawberries), inspired by Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and other notorious death row inmates. The perfect gift for murderinos and true crime fans, The Serial Killer Cookbook: Last Meals pairs serial killer trivia with the recipes of the meals these killers ate during their final hours. With full-color photos, chilling true crime facts, and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be cooking up killer meals in no time. This collection of recipes is both delicious and surprising, and spans breakfast staples to indulgent desserts, including: Seared Steak, Hash Browns, Toast, and Fried Eggs (given to but not eaten by Ted Bundy, serial killer) Chicken Parmesan and Alfredo Pasta (eaten by Ruth Snyder, murderer) Justice, Equality, and World Peace (eaten by Odell Barnes, murderer) Mac and Cheese (eaten by Gustavo Julian Garcia, murderer) And much more!

New Woman

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell Book Summary:

From the author of the novel Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—comes a magical and uniquely daring collection of stories that showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best. Within these pages, a community of girls held captive in a Japanese silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms and plot revolution; a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow that bears an uncanny resemblance to a missing classmate that they used to torment; a family’s disastrous quest for land in the American West has grave consequences; and in the marvelous title story, two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try to slake their thirst for blood and come to terms with their immortal relationship. Named a Best Book of the Year by: The Boston Globe O, The Oprah Magazine Huffington Post The A.V. Club A Washington Post Notable Book An NPR Great Read of 2013

Who Goes Here?

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Who Goes Here? by Bob Shaw Book Summary:

Shot at by aliens, eaten up by monsters, frozen up, burned up and shipped all over the galaxy¿ war was one game Private Peace didn't want to play. So why had he joined the Space Legion? Warren Peace had joined the Space Legion to forget - exactly what, he hadn't the faintest idea. But he was sure about one thing - however horrific the crime he'd once committed, the memory of it could hardly be more unbearable than life in the lunatic Space Legion. Private Peace knew he'd got to get out¿ The trouble was, the only way to escape his 30-year contract was to discover exactly why he'd signed it in the first place. And that meant a hair raising journey into his forgotten past to meet the one person Peace definitely didn't want to know - Warren Peace Mark I - in other words, himself!

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy Book Summary:

'Palm-tingling sensation ... captivating ... a completely convincing imaginative performance ... enthralling' The Times On the face of it, Ben Bradford is your standard Wall Street hot shot - Junior partner in a legal firm, 6 figure income, wife and two young kids straight out of a Gap catalogue. But along with the WASP lifestyle comes the sting - Ben hates it. He wants - has always wanted - to be a photographer. When he discovers his wife has fallen in love with another man, the consequences of a moment of madness force him to question not just the design of his life but the price of fulfilment. Because finding yourself means nothing when you're pretending to be someone else. From the picket fences of yuppie New England to Montana's untouchable splendour, The Big Picture spans states and states of mind in a thrilling novel of genuine originality. Reviews for The Big Picture 'The Horse Whisperer recast by Patricia Highsmith ... a compulsive page-turner and a dark moral fable' Mail on Sunday 'Kennedy's skill is to send you racing down the slope of sheer story' Esquire

Shalimar the Clown

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Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie Book Summary:

Shalimar the Clown is a masterpiece from one of our greatest writers, a dazzling novel that brings together the fiercest passions of the heart and the gravest conflicts of our time into an astonishingly powerful, all-encompassing story. Max Ophuls’ memorable life ends violently in Los Angeles in 1993 when he is murdered by his Muslim driver Noman Sher Noman, also known as Shalimar the Clown. At first the crime seems to be politically motivated—Ophuls was previously ambassador to India, and later US counterterrorism chief—but it is much more. Ophuls is a giant, an architect of the modern world: a Resistance hero and best-selling author, brilliant economist and clandestine US intelligence official. But it is as Ambassador to India that the seeds of his demise are planted, thanks to another of his great roles—irresistible lover. Visiting the Kashmiri village of Pachigam, Ophuls lures an impossibly beautiful dancer, the ambitious (and willing) Boonyi Kaul, away from her husband, and installs her as his mistress in Delhi. But their affair cannot be kept secret, and when Boonyi returns home, disgraced and obese, it seems that all she has waiting for her is the inevitable revenge of her husband: Noman Sher Noman, Shalimar the Clown. He was an acrobat and tightrope walker in their village’s traditional theatrical troupe; but soon Shalimar is trained as a militant in Kashmir’s increasingly brutal insurrection, and eventually becomes a terrorist with a global remit and a deeply personal mission of vengeance. In this stunningly rich book everything is connected, and everyone is a part of everyone else. A powerful love story, intensely political and historically informed, Shalimar the Clown is also profoundly human, an involving story of people’s lives, desires and crises, as well as—in typical Rushdie fashion—a magical tale where the dead speak and the future can be foreseen.

Deep Run Roots

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Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard Book Summary:

Vivian Howard, star of PBS's A Chef's Life, celebrates the flavors of North Carolina's coastal plain in more than 200 recipes and stories. This new classic of American country cooking proves that the food of Deep Run, North Carolina -- Vivian's home -- is as rich as any culinary tradition in the world. Organized by ingredient with dishes suited to every skill level, from beginners to confident cooks, Deep Run Roots features time-honored simple preparations alongside extraordinary meals from her acclaimed restaurant Chef and the Farmer. Home cooks will find photographs for every single recipe. Ten years ago, Vivian opened Chef and the Farmer and put the nearby town of Kinston on the culinary map. But in a town paralyzed by recession, she couldn't hop on every new culinary trend. Instead, she focused on rural development: If you grew it, she'd buy it. Inundated by local sweet potatoes, blueberries, shrimp, pork, and beans, Vivian learned to cook the way generations of Southerners before her had, relying on resourcefulness, creativity, and the traditional ways of preserving food. Deep Run Roots is the result of years of effort to discover the riches of Eastern North Carolina. Like The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, The Art of Simple Food, and The Taste of Country Cooking before it, this is landmark work of American food writing. Recipes include: Family favorites like Blueberry BBQ Chicken Creamed Collard-Stuffed Potatoes Fried Yams with Five-Spice Maple Bacon Candy Chicken and Rice Country-Style Pork Ribs in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon Show-stopping desserts like Warm Banana Pudding, Peaches and Cream Cake, Spreadable Cheesecake, and Pecan-Chewy Pie. You'll also find 200 more quick breakfasts, weeknight dinners, holiday centerpieces, seasonal preserves, and traditional preparations for all kinds of cooks.

The Catherine Wheel

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The Catherine Wheel by Elizabeth Harrower Book Summary:

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Raising Kanye

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Raising Kanye by Donda West,Karen Hunter Book Summary:

As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And she has every right to be proud: she raised her son with strong moral values, teaching him right from wrong and helping him become the man he is today. In Raising Kanye, Donda not only pays homage to her famous son but reflects on all the things she learned about being his mother along the way. Featuring never-before-seen photos and compelling personal anecdotes, Donda's powerful and inspiring memoir reveals everything from the difficulties she faced as a single mother in the African-American community to her later experiences as Kanye's manager as he rose to superstardom. Speaking frankly about her son's reputation as a "Mama's Boy," and his memorable public outbursts about gay rights and President George W. Bush, Donda supports her son without exception, and here she shares the invaluable wisdom she has taken away from each experience -- passion, tolerance, patience, and above all, always telling the truth. Ultimately, she not only expresses what her famously talented son has meant to her but what he has meant to music and an entire generation.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management

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First, We Brunch

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First, We Brunch by Rebecca Wellman Book Summary:

A carefully curated collection of recipes from Victoria, BC, the brunch capital of Canada.

Technical and Economic Aspects of Shrimp Farming

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Technical and Economic Aspects of Shrimp Farming by Michael B. New,Henri De Saram,Tarlochan Singh Book Summary:

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The Big Book of Words You Should Know

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The Big Book of Words You Should Know by David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes Book Summary:

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.


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EVERY TOWN NEEDS A CASTLE by Dwayne Hunn Book Summary:

How does relentlessly and certifiably cementing together collapsed freeways, splintering telephone polls, riverbed rocks, discarded Feather River mineshaft beams, neighbors’ ketchup bottles, and junk become a book about leadership, wisdom, and ethics? Is this a phunny or serious book? Is it an old-fashioned template, camouflaged by stunts, whimsy, adventures, and childish beliefs that grows bigger, wiser people? Can pulling callous-building ropes, wrestling with thingamajigs, and raising barns build community and enlightened public and personal policies? Come inside and discover. But bear in mind Rubelia’s ghastly regulatory spirit. "Safety’s third... Hard work’s phun..." And beware of Good Witch Friezner’s ghostly rules. "Be Nice... Take off your shoes..."

The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing

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The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing by Allen C. Kupfer Book Summary:

The personal diary of the legendary vampire hunter describes his studies in blood research and mysticism, his wife's madness and the death of their only child, and his obsession with eradicating the world of the dark evil of vampires.

South Street

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South Street by Barbara Mensch,Phillip Lopate Book Summary:

South Street is Barbara G. Mensch's evocative tribute to the lost world of Lower Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market. For more than a century, a colorful, tightly knit community of fishmongers, many of them recent immigrants and children of immigrants, thrived under the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. Resistant to government regulations and corporate encroachment, these men lived in a closed, internally policed world that was deeply hostile to outsiders. As a young photographer in the early 1980s, Mensch bonded with this particular group of "authentic New Yorkers," becoming a confidante for their life stories, which were often filled with hardship, mystery, and misadventures. These striking photographs capture the unique personality and fierce secrecy of their vibrant working-class culture. Combined with lively commentary--reminiscent of Studs Terkel's riveting oral histories--the images offer a rare peek inside a society described by Philip Lopate as "a precious last vestige of historic Gotham." Mensch's story ends with the closure of the docks and the opening of the Seaport mall, a symbolic victory of corporate interests over more than a century of mob rule. Her visual essay recounts the driving forces and the effects of this urban transformation on the entrenched community of fishmongers, creating an enduring historical document. Though the Fulton Fish Market no longer resides below the Brooklyn Bridge, the history and energy of this cherished New York City landmark are beautifully preserved in this book.

Un Moving Four Ward

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Un Moving Four Ward by Bob Bell Book Summary:

Bob Bell was a college student when an accident in the dorm changed his life in an instant. His neck was broken, his spinal cord damaged, and he became a quadriplegic. That did not stop Bob with his quest for life. He finished college and law school, became an accountant, worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and had a job as a Wall Street securities lawyer. He has traveled worldwide and shares his personal and professional stories, experiences, and challenges with the classes he teaches at his college alma mater.

The Corner of Rife and Pacific

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The Corner of Rife and Pacific by Thomas Savage Book Summary:

Set in Montana and following the course of two marriages marked by happiness and sorrows, this novel chronicles two generations of the Metlen family and their struggles to presevere in early twentieth-century America

From a Cook to Professional Chef

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From a Cook to Professional Chef by Benny Diaz Book Summary:

The Home Cook Knows Bestpresents a creative and vivid collection of recipes for both the home cook and those aspiring to be professional chefs, along with detailed reference sections useful for chefs of all skill levels.In this extensive compilation, author and chef Ben Diaz, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, shares both cooking knowledge and recipes. The introductory section includes a thorough examination of cooking fundamentals, including tips on sanitation and food handling, conversion specifications, types of kitchen cutlery, and knife cuts. This is followed by detailed information about selecting and preparing produce, meat, and seafood.The recipe portion includes sections for appetizers, soups and salads, sauces, entrees, and desserts. Some of the offerings include orzo mac and cheese, crab-stuffed zucchini, red bell pepper pancakes, Argentinean lentil stew, Sicilian ragu, red wine gastrique, Thai paella, huli huli chicken, plantain and peach Monte Cristos, coco besitos, and avocado mousse.If you love to cook and are intrigued by food and all its wonderful forms,The Home Cook Knows Bestwill teach you the techniques that will enhance your skills in the kitchen and help you learn to prepare the kind of exquisite dishes that any chef would be proud to serve!

What's So Yummy?

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What's So Yummy? by Robie H. Harris Book Summary:

Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health.

Painting Better Landscapes

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Painting Better Landscapes by Margaret Kessler Book Summary:

Fifteen lessons concentrate on different aspects of landscape painting, including negative shapes, value relationship, depth, lines and composition of movement, linear perspective, and division of space

Bad Boy

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Bad Boy by John Brady Book Summary:

Lee Atwater revolutionized presidential campaigning. He helped to create a solid Republican south. And he became notorious for turning national politics back into a blood sport, not only using nasty attacks but reveling in his image as the bad boy of Washington. Then, at the age of 39, Atwater was struck by a brain tumor. In thirteen months, cancer ended the most controversial career in modern politics—the charismatic, colorful, and contradictory life of Lee Atwater.Even today Atwater is a fallen leader Republicans love and a rival Democrats love to hate. He was the first political handler as mediagenic as his candidates—certainly the first chairman of the Republican National Committee to record a blues album. His campaigns represent the high-water mark of the GOPs postwar dominance of the presidency, and his techniques set the tone for races across the country. Watching Washington since his death, politicians and pundits still wonder, What if Lee Atwater had lived? Bad Boy reveals how Lee Atwater began his career controlling crowds as jittery class clown, traumatized by the agonizing death of his little brother. In college he discovered the subtle intercourse of policy and public opinion and grew from party animal to party man. Bad Boy details Atwater's political strategies from the grass roots to the national level. Even more ruthless were the behind-the-scenes power games as he crossed paths, and occasionally crossed swords, with nearly every major Republican of the 1980s: Reagan, Bush, Baker, Ailes, Rollins, and many more.In Bad Boy, we also see the faces Atwater tried to spin away. He was a compulsive womanizer, climbing through windows to avoid reporters. He played radical politics but promoted ”big tent” Republicanism. Even his last public moment is controversial. Did Atwater's deathbed words really repudiate entire campaigns, or were they twisted by political enemies and second-hand reporting? Was his repentance sincere or simply one last gasp of press manipulation? Was he responsible for the infamous Willie Horton ads, or was he unfairly blamed by 1988s losers, trying for a moral victory? Is Lee Atwater, a master of spin, now being spun in his grave?In its sudden end, Atwater's remarkable life resembled the rise and fall of a fine political novel. With the probing insights of an expert interviewer and a rare stylistic verve, John Brady tells that whole frantic, fascinating story—the life of the baddest boy in D.C.