The Legend Of Joey Trucks

Author: Craig Daliessio
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984533613
Size: 16.73 MB
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FAMILY. TRADITION. RESPECT. LOYALTY. Everything we loved about The Godfather ...without the crime! Joe Mezilli is a very good man. A wonderful son, a loving father, a terrific husband, a successful businessman and a trusted friend, But he is definitely NOT in the Mob! Who he is, is the third generation owner of a trash hauling company. His grandfather, Giuseppe, was a hard working immigrant, who started the business with one beat-up old truck he bought with his life savings. Joe's father worked hard with "Zippie" to make the business survive and provide the platform that Joe -affectionately known as "Joey Trucks"- used to build the biggest and most successful trash hauling company in the Philadelphia area. He did it right, treated his men well, and avoided those mob ties that have long been a rumored part of "Waste Management'" One day Joe's life changes forever when a huge conglomerate makes him an offer he can't refuse. Joe takes the deal and eventually moves his young family to the small town of Forest, Virginia. Joe is wealthy, he has a gorgeous wife and four beautiful kids. Life is good. He's a guy who seemingly has it all. What he also has, along with his idyllic life, is a nosy neighbor with an obsession with the Mob. That's where Joe's problems begin. Phil Lowery is a retired foundry worker with an obsession with the Mob and an overly active imagination. He suspects Joe from the very beginning. When he sees him burying something suspicious in his garden, he thinks he is on to something. But when Phil overhears Joe talking about "Making seven people sleep with the fishes...on Christmas Eve" he is sure of it! In fact, he is so certain that his new Yankee neighbor is a mobster that he eventually gets the FBI involved...and Joe's dream life soon teeters on the brink of a nightmare. It's a hysterical case of mistaken identity, overactive imagination, and stereotypes run rampant. It's smart-mouthed, wise-cracking, family-loving Italian life, transplanted to the South. It's everything we miss about The Sopranos, without the crime!

The Ragamuffin S Christmas

Author: Craig Daliessio
Publisher: Morgan Group the
ISBN: 0984533672
Size: 11.35 MB
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"What if you had been there, on the very night Jesus was born?" That is the question asked in "The Ragamuffin's Christmas." The answers will change your life... A homeless daddy trying to rebuild his life, and keep Christmas with the daughter he loves. A journey home along an avenue of memories. A very special Advent Calender. All converge in a dirty cave in Bethlehem, on Christmas Eve, in a remarkable vision of the Nativity. In "The Ragamuffin's Christmas" Craig Daliessio takes us on a breathtaking, emotional, and wondrous journey to the night of the Nativity. He introduces us to a group of shipwrecks and wanderers, who each makes this mystical pilgrimage to a cave in Bethlehem, and to a tiny baby with the ability to heal the wounds of the human soul. From an old preacher, to a young mother. From a murderer and his victims, to Mother Teresa and the Roman Soldier who watched Jesus die on the cross. Each has a deep need...and each somehow knows that this baby -and only this baby- can meet that need, and bring them peace. It's a warm, and emotional picture of ragamuffins, and their journey to salvation on the night that changed the world. ...when they meet the baby who did the changing.

Breaking Night

Author: Liz Murray
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446440568
Size: 18.91 MB
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Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748115563
Size: 14.32 MB
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Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448188567
Size: 18.78 MB
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An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

Let S Pretend This Never Happened

Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101573082
Size: 19.35 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy... When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Includes a new chapter! Readers Guide Inside From the Trade Paperback edition.