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The Rooster Bar

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9780385541183
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground. “[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . . Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar. “Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today “[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post

The Rooster Trapped In The Reptile Room

Author : Barry Gifford
ISBN : 9781609800925
Genre : Fiction
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"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas, as well as first-person essays, generous helpings of poetry, journalism, and a new interview with the author. The broad contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s unique human comedy. A world, as Lula, the author’s favorite of all his characters, reflects, "wild at heart and weird on top." The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room provides essential reading for anyone after the soul of American writing.

Destiny S Landfall

Author : Robert F. Rogers
ISBN : 0824816781
Genre : History
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Ferdinand Magellan's fateful landfall on Guam, the first inhabited Pacific island known to Europeans, ushered in the age of European exploration in the Pacific and led inexorably to foreign domination of every traditional island society throughout Oceania. In the centuries after Magellan's landing in 1521, Guam became a small green oasis for alien priests, soldiers, traders, pirates, and other expatriates. Destiny's Landfall tells the story of this colorful cavalcade of outsiders and of the indigenous Chamorro people who, in a remarkable feat of resiliency, maintained their language and their identity despite three centuries of colonial domination by three of history's most powerful nation-states: Spain, Japan, and the United States. Today, international airlines, nuclear-powered submarines, and satellite tracking stations have replaced Spanish galleons. But though Americanized, modernized, and multiethnic, Guam continues to fulfill the geopolitical role imposed on it by outsiders. In this comprehensive look at one of the world's last colonies, Robert E. Rogers evokes the dramatic but little-known saga of Guam's people - from the precontact era to Spanish domination, from colonial rule under a U.S. naval government to the massive military invasions of World War II, and on through the booms and busts, the scandals and victories experienced by Guamanians in their still-unfulfilled quest to regain control of their future.

The Plan

Author : David Steenhoek
ISBN : 1555176429
Genre : Fiction
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* an entertaining novel as told by a BYU graduate living in California who realizes he left his true love in Provo. * the main character's plan for happiness takes some detours that lead to some highly unexpected moments. * Written by a currently single male member of the LDS Church, single adults will especially relate to the novel's twists. Life turns out differently than the way you planned it. John Edwards thought he had it all figured out. He had a simple plan when he returned from his mission. He wanted to go to BYU, major in Business, return to Southern California, join a Fortune 500 Company, and work his way up the executive ladder. at that time he'd find a beautiful woman to marry, or maybe she'd just fall into his lap. Then after a couple of years in the crazy business world, he'd start his own business venture, be successful, have the greatest family, a wonderful wife, and the best life ever. That was the Plan.There was one problem with the Plan. It didn't work. the reality hurt. John was stuck in a pointless, dead-end job, where he punched numbers for a living.Then one day he finds out that Charlotte, a girl he still has feelings for, is engaged. John throws away his life in Southern California, packs his car, and chases after her.

A Three Legged Dog Walked Into A Bar

Author : Donald Carson
ISBN : 9780557414611
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Playing For Pizza

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9780307576118
Genre : Fiction
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game. With a seventeen-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock—and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

The Innocent Man

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 0307576019
Genre : True Crime
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment Weekly In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, The Innocent Man reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss. Praise for The Innocent Man “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”—The Boston Globe “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”—Time “A triumph.”—The Seattle Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s The Litigators.

The Litigators

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9780385535250
Genre : Fiction
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The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg. Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is. Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s Calico Joe and a special preview of his upcoming novel The Racketeer .

Can You Hear The Rooster Crow

Author : Joann Farris
ISBN : 9781462003587
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Growing up in Roswell, New Mexico, in the 1940s with five brothers, some younger and some older, Joann Farris considered herself a fortunate girl. As the only daughter of a daring air force pilot who proposed to his young sweetheart after just two weeks of dating, Farris grew up encouraged to follow her heart. That enthusiasm for life’s experiences and a healthy sense of adventure allowed her to not only follow but realize her dreams. She enjoyed a career in cable television and print media, working as a host, editor, and author. Can You Hear the Rooster Crow? is her first full-length work and the very personal story of her life growing up on a family farm. She pays loving homage to each member of her extended household and invites readers into the full experiences of her life—the celebrations, the missteps, and the tragedies. Inspired by her father’s mantra to “help someone when you can,” she learned the value of generosity—and that spirit infuses these tales, tales that will simultaneously warm and break the heart.

Is It A Sin To Eat A Chocolate Bar

Author : Mary Hoffman Wolf
ISBN : 9780595097364
Genre : Fiction
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TEXT FOR AUTHOR BIO: Mary Hoffman Wolf lives in Carol Stream, Illinois with her husband and three children. She has worked as an English Teacher at both the junior high and senior high levels and is now serving as Director of Children's Ministries at Fellowship Church of Carol Stream. TEXT FOR BOOK DESCRIPTION: Thirty year old Zoe DeYoung, the label-loving, emotionally impaired librarian at Lane High School in Chicago, is determined to live out her pathetically infertile, loveless life in peace. Fully convinced that human relationships of any kind would be detrimental to her emotional health, she refers to the gigantic glass and steel monoliths that constitute the heart of the city as her best friends; and counts a pen and paper as her only reliable therapists. When her colleague, Marcus Jones, offers her the perfect third floor flat to live out her self-imposed exile from humanity, Zoe meets his wife, Anna Jones, a thoroughly modern, white farm girl who has turned her back on her past by marrying a black man and taking up residence in the city. The bond of a friendship born of quiet desperation soon becomes the anchor of both their lives. Sharing the pleasure of a chocolate bar is easy; learning to share the pain they are both trying so hard to ignore is the challenge. Encouraged by Zoe's quest to embrace all that life has to offer (outside of human relations), Anna takes a chance that may prove fatal. To sustain her friend, Zoe must then risk opening up her heart beyond aesthetics to real relationships by becoming a second mother to Anna's children, reconciling with her own banished family, and learning to love a man who is the antithesis of what she thinks she's always wanted. In the end, both Anna and Zoe get mroe than they ever bargained for.

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