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stephen-evans's picture
Mar.31.2014
  “Every journey to enlightenment is a comedy.”    There was no plan. Just an old car, an old map, an old book, and a new life. A Transcendental Journey is a quirky chronicle of exploration, transformation, and the possibility of revelation.      
stephanee-killen's picture
Mar.11.2014
The world needs another self-help book like it needs another Reality TV show. At least, that’s what I would have said right up until I found myself in need of something—anything!—to pull me through the worst breakup of my life. What do you do when you want to be gracious, graceful, pragmatic,...
james-patterson's picture
Feb.06.2014
In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world--and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid...
christopher-moore's picture
Dec.20.2013
Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Montressor Brabantio; and the naval officer, Iago—have...
annabelle-gurwitch's picture
Dec.12.2013
Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort, a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the “slyly subversive” (O: The Oprah Magazine) Gurwitch confronts the various...
brian-crane's picture
Oct.09.2013
Getting old is not for sissies. But as Brian Crane’s crotchety but endearing seniors Earl and Opal Pickles do it, it can be humorous and often touching. For over twenty years, Crane’s comic strip, Pickles, has been delighting readers around the world. This sixth collection continues the...
beth-lisick's picture
Oct.02.2013
". . . a strangely touching and engaging portrait of the artist as a young screwup."—Booklist ". . .the ultimate joyride for those of us who enjoy cringe-worthy embarrassment, genuine pathos, and an overdosing amount of schadenfreude."—Michael Ian Black Peering into life's cringe-worthy moments...
tony-mendoza's picture
Aug.22.2013
The original version of this book was published in a softcover version by Capra Press in 1985. It was republished in hard cover and an expanded version by Chronicle Books in 2001.  Here are a few reviews excerpts: Harvard Magazine, July-August, 2001. How many cat books out of print for a...
maxine-schur's picture
Aug.02.2013
Poor Cowboy Gus! He believes everything the other cowboys tell him, so he gets teased all the time. To cure his gullibility, Gus visits Fibrock, a town full of liars. There he encounters Hokum Malarkey, who tells him three outrageous stories. If Gus can honestly say the words “I don’t believe it,”...
jo-maeder's picture
Apr.29.2013
"A fun, rollicking tale with an enchanted setting, the kind of book you want to share with your dearest friends. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this one!" - Cassandra King.  Alyce flew 4,000 miles to learn French, sophistication, and inspire jealousy in her ex-boyfriend....