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Coulrophobia Fata Morgana

Coulrophobia   Fata Morgana PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781625579539
Size: 18.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Electronic books
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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In his ninth book and fifth collection of stories, Jacob M. Appel introduces readers to a diplomat's wife who attempts to seduce her chimney sweep through Norwegian lessons, a minister whose dead wife is romantically involved with Greta Garbo, and a landlord menaced by a rent-delinquent mime.

Who Says You Re Dead

Who Says You re Dead  PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616209224
Size: 71.63 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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“An original, compelling, and provocative exploration of ethical issues in our society, with thoughtful and balanced commentary. I have not seen anything like it.” —Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams Drawing upon the author’s two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks readers, What would you do? A daughter gets tested to see if she’s a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man’s biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter? A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can’t hear? Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces? Or, when you or a loved one is on life support, Who says you’re dead? In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases. Who Says You’re Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.

Let S Use Free Speech To Praise Brookings Sd

Let s Use Free Speech to Praise Brookings  SD PDF
Author: Andrew Bushard
Publisher: Free Press Media Press Inc.
ISBN:
Size: 74.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 26
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South Dakota reigns with Brookings as its jewel. Brookings, SD residents, whether former or current, know Brookings, SD enchants and delights. Andrew Bushard lived the first decade of his life in Brookings, SD, so Brookings, SD has a place in his heart. Because Brookings, SD's experiences have blessed Andrew Bushard, Andrew Bushard wrote this booklet to praise Brookings, SD. When you want to cherish Brookings, SD's experiences, kindly choose this booklet. 26 pages; 25 poems.

Amazing Things Are Happening Here

Amazing Things Are Happening Here PDF
Author: Jacob Appel
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
ISBN: 162557102X
Size: 10.44 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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"I am happy to report that the United States has its own Chekhov in Jacob Appel. His stories illuminate the kind of questions that keep us awake at night-Is this love? How do I know for sure? Is anything certain in life? Whether they deal with adolescence, middle- or old-age, Appel's stories depict with poignancy and quirky humor exactly what is at stake. "The Bigamist's Apprentice" made me laugh out loud and should be required reading for anyone with a relative disabled by dementia. These are some of the best short stories I have read in a long time."

The Mask Of Sanity

The Mask of Sanity PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)
ISBN: 9781579624958
Size: 68.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Physicians
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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"On the outside, Dr. Jeremy Balint is a pillar of the community: the youngest division chief at his hospital, a model son to his elderly parents, fiercely devoted to his wife and two young daughters. On the inside, Dr. Jeremy Balint is a high-functioning sociopath--a man who truly believes himself to stand above the ethical norms of society. As long as life treats him well, Balint has no cause to harm others. When life treats him poorly, he reveals the depths of his cold-blooded depravity. At a cultural moment when the media bombards us with images of so-called sociopaths who strive for good and criminals redeemed by repentance,The Mask of Sanity offers an antidote to implausible tales of evil gone right. In contrast to fictional predecessors like Dostoyevesky's Raskolnikov and Camus' Mersault, Dr. Balint is a man who already has it all--and will do everything in his power, no matter how immoral, to keep what he has."--Amazon.com.

The Man Who Wouldn T Stand Up

The Man Who Wouldn t Stand Up PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher: Cargo Publishing
ISBN: 9781908885111
Size: 53.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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"Arnold Brinkmann is a timid, ultra-liberal botanist living in New York. He loves his plants, not his country. But when he accidentally insults the whole of America at a baseball game, he is drawn into an absurdist nightmare of press, preachers and pushy patriots. And it's only going to get worse if he won't apologise..."-- Page [4] of cover.

Scouting For The Reaper

Scouting for the Reaper PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937854959
Size: 21.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Stories in which ordinary people confront extraordinary, unexpected events and strive to embrace their new realities.

Night Terrors

Night Terrors PDF
Author: Tim Waggoner
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 0857663704
Size: 11.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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When you dream, you visit the Maelstrom. Dream long enough and hard enough, and your dreams can break through into the living world. So can your nightmares. And who's there to catch the dreams and nightmares as they fall into reality? Meet the Shadow Watch. Pray you never need them... File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Lords of Misrule | Living the Dream | Breaking In | I Make These Look Good ]

Winter Honeymoon

Winter Honeymoon PDF
Author: Appel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781625578280
Size: 54.40 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Biology Of Luck

The Biology of Luck PDF
Author: Jacob Appel
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
ISBN: 0975374699
Size: 59.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. Both men have staked their romantic future on her. Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom. But Larry, too, has a stake in her future. He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine’s life on the day he wins her heart. Juxtaposing moments from Larry’s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his “dream date” with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine’s concurrent escapades, this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs. Provocative, funny, and keenly observed, an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction.

After Paradise

After Paradise PDF
Author: Robley Wilson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781625579782
Size: 17.84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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"A tale of two couples--David and Kate, high school students, and Sherrie and Frank, an exotic dancer and her carnival barker--[this book provides an] unveiling of small-town life in all its claustrophobic intensity, [in which] a traveling carnival arrives in Scoggin, Maine, after World War II, setting in motion a battle between sensuality and puritanism, love and punishment that moves inevitably toward a tragic conclusion"--Amazon.com.

Millard Salter S Last Day

Millard Salter s Last Day PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507204094
Size: 71.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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In the spirit of the New York Times bestselling A Man Called Ove, this is the heartwarming story of a man who decides to end his life before he’s too old—but then begins to reconsider when he faces complications from the world around him. In an effort to delay the frailty and isolation that comes with old age, psychiatrist Millard Salter decides to kill himself by the end of the day—but first he has to tie up some loose ends. These include a tête-à-tête with his youngest son, Lysander, who at forty-three has yet to hold down a paying job; an unscheduled rendezvous with his first wife, Carol, whom he hasn’t seen in twenty-seven years; and a brief visit to the grave of his second wife, Isabelle. Complicating this plan though is Delilah, the widow with whom he has fallen in love in the past few months. As Millard begins to wrap up his life, he confronts a lifetime of challenges during a single day—and discovers that his family has a big surprise for him as well.

A Bug Collection

A Bug Collection PDF
Author: Melody Mansfield
Publisher: Xeno Books
ISBN: 9781939096005
Size: 31.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 193
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A humorous and heartbreaking look at the complexities of human life through the compound eyes of bugs.

This Is Not A Love Song

This Is Not a Love Song PDF
Author: Brendan Mathews
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316382144
Size: 41.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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This engrossing first story collection by rising star Brendan Mathews is packed with compelling tales such as "My Last Attempt to Explain to You What Happened with the Lion Tamer," in which a love triangle complicates things between a lion tamer, a trapeze artist, and the strongman. Mathews effortlessly weaves irresistible stories from a wide array of situations, as in "Airborne," in which a couple's obsession with a mold in their house causes them to tear it apart plank by plank. A worker in architectural salvage trying to two-time his boss by stealing a valuable antique, a father and his sons haggling over the family business during high-stakes rounds of golf, and a widow of the Bosnian conflict recalling her husband's demise and her dramatic escape are only a few of the warm and intimately revealed characters populating Mathews's enchanting collection. This Is Not a Love Song is proof positive that Mathews is every bit the expert minimalist that he was the boisterous maximalist, as each of these ten stories brings its world and its sympathetic characters to life with vivid detail, emotional precision, and winning humor.

A Word A Day

A Word a Day PDF
Author: Anu Garg
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781620458020
Size: 23.43 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up! -Barbara Wallraff Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court Praise for A Word a Day ""AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel) to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens."" -John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary ""A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!"" -Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language Written by the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (www.wordsmith.org), this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words will delight writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. The words are grouped in intriguing categories that range from ""Portmanteaux"" to ""Words That Make the Spell-Checker Ineffective."" each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example-and many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.

Phoning Home

Phoning Home PDF
Author: Jacob M. Appel
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611173728
Size: 73.35 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Phoning Home is a collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays featuring the author’s quirky family, his Jewish heritage, and his New York City upbringing. Jacob M. Appel’s recollections and insights, informed and filtered by his advanced degrees in medicine, law, and ethics, not only inspire nostalgic feelings but also offer insight into contemporary medical and ethical issues. At times sardonic and at others self-deprecating, Appel lays bare the most private aspects of his emotional life. “We’d just visited my grandaunt in Miami Beach, the last time we would ever see her. I had my two travel companions, Fat and Thin, securely buckled into the backseat of my mother’s foul-tempered Dodge Dart,” writes Appel of his family vacation with his two favorite rubber cat toys. Shortly thereafter Fat and Thin were lost forever—beginning, when Appel was just six years old, what he calls his “private apocalypse.” Both erudite and full-hearted, Appel recounts storylines ranging from a bout of unrequited love gone awry to the poignant romance of his grandparents. We learn of the crank phone calls he made to his own family, the conspicuous absence of Jell-O at his grandaunt’s house, and family secrets long believed buried. The stories range from the humorous to the poignant and capture the author’s distinctive voice—a blend of a physician’s compassion and an ethicist’s constant questioning.