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Fever Swamp

A Journey Through the Strange Neverland of the 2016 Presidential Race

Author: Richard North Patterson

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681441632

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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By fall 2015, the rise of Donald Trump as the likely Republican nominee confirmed that, for better or worse, Americans had been transported to a strange new land populated by mysterious creatures, where the normal laws of the political universe no longer applied. Fascinated, amused, and appalled, bestselling novelist Richard North Patterson accepted an invitation to write one column per week for the Huffington Post about the presidential race. Those essays are collected here for the first time in a highly personal "journal" chronicling Patterson's observations in real time. Before long, thousands of Americans were reading Patterson's weekly descriptions of the campaign, a gauntlet without rules in which the projected psyches of the candidates reflected--and stirred--the roiling emotions of a substantially disgruntled electorate. Smart, prescient, funny, and deeply informed by extensive background research, these pieces form a narrative that captures the race as it occurred--the bald-faced lies, the painful truths, the pivotal issues, and the astonishing personalities that made the election of 2016 utterly unpredictable and uniquely consequential. Best of all, in marginalia scattered throughout the book Patterson looks back to see where he was right, where he was wrong, and where events were so beyond human experience that no one could have predicted them. In this bracing, funny book, Patterson brings to bear a novelist's piercing sensibility to the process of examining the election, moments that betray a candidate's character and inner life and hold up a mirror to the American population. Filled with fresh insights and indelible prose, Fever Swamp is a masterful take on a unique campaign filled with the pathos, humor, and important lessons of the liveliest playground shoving match.

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Goosebumps

ISBN: 9781407157528

Category: Children's stories

Page: 160

View: 6803

They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible. It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the dead rabbit. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?

Swamp Fever

A Golden Bay Memoir

Author: Gerard Hindmarsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877333613

Category: Alternative lifestyles

Page: 193

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Swamp Fever is the fascinating tale of one man's life as an alternative lifestyler in Golden Bay, northwest of Nelson. As a nineteen-year-old, Gerard Hindmarsh quit his public servant job as a cartographic cadet for the Department of Land and Survey and bought a block of scrub-covered, swampy land at Tukurua near Collingwood. Gerard was part of the homesteading movement of the 1970s, embracing the hippy ideals of getting back to the land to live a more self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. Much of his land was swamp, initially ear-marked for draining, but, after fortuitously discovering its vibrant ecology, Gerard fell in love with not only his swamp, but swamps in general. His wetland, with its birds, fish, and plants, becomes a metaphor throughout the book of Gerard's growing connection with the land, and he compares the diverse and thriving community in his swamp with the changing community in Golden Bay. Here the conservative farming establishment was forced to face and accept change in the community as alternative lifestylers, whose values were at odds with their own, made a big impact on their comfortable existence.

Werewolf of Fever Swamp (Classic Goosebumps #11)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545294614

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7171

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? A new package for a best-selling Classic Goosebumps! Now with bonus features! There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible.It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?

Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Fiction

ISBN: 140716094X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3284

It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the dead rabbit. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full...

Swamp Fever

Author: Brian Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747532736

Category: Children's stories

Page: 80

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An anarchic parody of polite behaviour. Lucien and Wayne are brothers who hate each other. They spend their whole time outwitting one another and annoying their weird parents. This is the story of a battle of wills between the twins. Wayne wants the swamp destroyed and Lucien wants to preserve it.

Eden in Winter

Author: Richard North Patterson

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623651484

Category: Fiction

Page: 620

View: 9869

Number one New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson, author of more than twenty novels, including Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness, returns with the dramatic conclusion to the Blaine trilogy: Eden in Winter, the final volume that completes the story begun in Fall from Grace and Loss of Innocence. Two months after the suspicious and much-publicized death of his father on the island of Martha's Vineyard, it is taking all of Adam Blaine's will to suture the deep wounds the tragedy has inflicted upon his family and himself. As the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicions on those closest to him, Adam struggles to protect them from those who still suspect that his father was murdered by one of his kin. But the sternest test of all is Adam's proximity to Carla Pacelli--his late father's mistress; and a woman who, despite being pivotal to his family's plight, Adam finds himself increasingly drawn to. The closer he gets to this beautiful, mysterious woman, the further Adam feels from his troubles. Yet the closer he also comes to revealing the secrets he's strived to conceal, and condemning the people he's so hard fought to protect. An acknowledged master of the courtroom thriller, Patterson's Blaine trilogy, a bold and surprising departure from his past novels, is a complex family drama pulsing with the tumult of the time and "dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions." (Library Journal)

Night of the Living Dummy I

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Fiction

ISBN: 1407160907

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5976

Kris's twin sister has just gotten a ventriloquist's dummy and it's all anyone - their parents, their friends - seem to care about. Kris is tired of being ignored so she gets a dummy of her own. But double the dummies starts to mean double the trouble...and horror.

Swamp Beaver Fever

Author: Capio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982615218

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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The twenty pound, webbed-footed and clawed Myocastor coypus or nutria is capable of devouring up to a quarter of its weight every day. Its two large orange teeth can rip apart anything that looks like vegetation including crops, lawns, and trees. Native to South America, the nutria's only value is its fur. The citizens of Twin River weren't happy when they escaped their pens and took over the town. They called them swamp beavers and they blamed Big Al Craft for it. Swamp Beaver Fever is an outrageous and lighthearted yarn concerning the odd and unusual life and times of Alphonse Craft. Young Alphonse never considered himself unusual or odd, not anymore than his father, Big Al, who christened him in 1970 with his own name but never his own story - not even a photograph. Little Alfie always had the sense that Big Al was protecting him from something. He liked that. He figured it's what fathers do, but he never imagined he would need three aliases. Big Al has big plans from Little Alfie. The trouble is that Big Al has his own troubles - he never divulged his that he worked for the US government from 1960 to 1969 in Cuba, France, and Colombia, in drug enforcement - they weren't very good at their job. Big Al Craft returns with nothing but a large bag bearing a pair of big-toothed swamp beavers, wrestling for scraps above a hidden layer of cocaine. That's how it all started. Little Alfie quickly learns the Craft craft of anonymity.

Tator's Swamp Fever

Author: Diane Shapley-Box

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692208472

Category:

Page: N.A

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Tator the Gator discovers the value of reading books while helping cure his sick mother in the swamplands.

At the Edge of the Orchard

A Novel

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069840419X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4380

“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.” —USA Today From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck – in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life. 1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert’s past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

You Can't Scare Me!

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545177960

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 121

View: 5365

Eddie and his friends plan to dress up as the slimy Mud Monsters--legendary spooks who supposedly live in Muddy Creek--but their plans change when they meet the real Mud Monsters.

Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Goosebumps

ISBN: 9781338149081

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 673

View: 8178

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Goosebumps with five of the all-time bestselling books including Monster Blood, Why I'm Afraid of Bees, A Night in Terror Tower, The Beast From the East, and Legend of the Lost Legend. Each with their original cover in an exclusive retro collector's tin!

The Orchid Thief

A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

Author: Susan Orlean

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307795292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8519

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fever Dream

Author: Lincoln Child,Douglas Preston

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446563307

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her? Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.

Escape From Shudder Mansion (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #5)

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338223003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2986

In an old-fashioned "trapped-in-a-haunted-house" story, twins Riley and Scarlett receive an interesting assignment from their teacher, Mrs. Stermon. Everyone in class needs to do a documentary video about an adventure, something exciting that they experienced. Mrs. Stermon gives them a suggestion, along with their friends Carter, Lee, Danitia, and Mia. She shows them a brochure about a scary old house on the edge of town, called Shudder Mansion. "If you six kids and your parents can stay there overnight, you'll all get A's," says the teacher. "I'll even give you extra credit." Just how scary is Shudder Mansion? It's terrifying.

Slappy's Tales of Horror (Goosebumps Graphix)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054584049X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 997

The talented Dave Roman creates the horrifying drawings for "The Night of the Living Dummy," the origin story about that most evil of all ventriloquist dummies, Slappy! In "A Shocker on Shock Street," Jamie Tolagson captures the chilling tale of a brother and sister doing their dream job: testing rides in a movie studio theme park, where the special effects are REALLY special. With his shadowy illustrations, Gabriel Hernandez creates the perfect atmosphere in "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp," a spooky story about a boy and his dog who go sniffing around in a lonely swamp . . . and wish they hadn't. Ted Naifeh is at his creepy best in "Ghost Beach," a scary ghost story about a brother and sister who investigate a local legend and discover a terrible secret about their family.

Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (Goosebumps #13)

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545910390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1379

Convinced that there is something creepy about his new piano teacher, Jerry soon hears terrifying stories about Dr. Shreek's music school and students who never completed their lesson alive.

You Can't Hide (Shadow House, Book 2)

Author: Dan Poblocki

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545925770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4342

Shadow House will find you . . . Poppy, Marcus, Dash, Dylan, and Azumi are all trapped within Shadow House, a sinister estate where past and present intertwine. As they fight to find a way out, the kids think the ghosts of the house are the greatest danger they face. Little do the kids know it's the secrets they're each hiding that will prove even more lethal. They're going to have to come face to face with their fears if they stand any hope of escaping the house alive. Is there anyone or anything in the house they can trust? Or is all hope disappearing, too . . . Enter Shadow House . . . if you dare. BONUS: Step inside Shadow House with the free app for your tablet or phone! Each image in the book reveals a haunting in the app, where the choices you make determine your fate.

The Dream Life of Astronauts

Stories

Author: Patrick Ryan

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0812989724

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2584

For readers of Tom Perrotta and Lorrie Moore, these nine unforgettable stories, all set in and around Cape Canaveral, showcase Patrick Ryan’s masterly understanding of regret and hope, relationships and family, and the universal longing for love. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY St. Louis Post Dispatch • Refinery 29 • Electric Literature The Dream Life of Astronauts balances heartbreak with wry humor as its characters try to make sense of the paths they find themselves on. A would-be Miss America auditions for a shady local talent scout over vodka and Sunny D; a NASA engineer begins to wonder if the woman he’s having an affair with is slowly poisoning her husband; a Boy Scout troop leader, recovering from a stroke, tries to protect one of his scouts from being bullied by his own sons; an ex-mobster living in witness protection feuds with the busybody head of his condo board; a grandmother, sentenced to driver’s ed after a traffic accident, surprises herself by falling for her instructor. Set against landmark moments—the first moon launch, Watergate, the Challenger explosion—these private dramas unfurl in startling ways. The Dream Life of Astronauts ratifies the emergence of an indelible new talent in fiction. Praise for The Dream Life of Astronauts “[Ryan] displays a gift for excavating the dashed hopes and yearnings that lie beneath. He is especially adept at capturing the point of view of children, with a Salingeresque understanding of their alienation, their vulnerability, their keen powers of observation.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Quietly commanding . . . A wry and smart collection—a beam of intelligent life from an author who clearly likes to probe the outer edges of the familiar.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “Ryan is a master of that old-fashioned, captivating storytelling that deceptively reads as effortless. . . . Ryan never actually sends his characters into space; but his orbits of the human heart are enough.”—The New York Times Book Review “Ryan brings a wry sense of intimacy to these dreamers who are always searching for a better life, for something new.”—BBC “Patrick Ryan’s short stories go down lightly—but that doesn’t mean they’re lightweight. In the best of them, Ryan’s transparent prose and seemingly casual tone sneakily ensnare you in tough moments and wryly rueful deflations of the heart and spirit.”—The Seattle Times “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to appreciate this funny collection of stories set around Cape Canaveral. Moon missions and shuttle launches take a backseat to the earthly predicaments faced by the eclectic cast of Boy Scouts, gangsters, grandmothers and beauty queens.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “There is humanity and heart in each one of these tales, all rendered with nuance and depth that will leave a mark on your thoughts long past the final pages.”—Refinery29 “Patrick Ryan’s characters are people who are a little more beaten down than they know. They are not introspective by default, and yet, due to circumstances, they are forced to look into themselves and find something that, in his own phrase, feels like life.”—Literary Hub “The author illuminates [his] characters with pitch-perfect dialogue and period references that capture the various decades in which the stories take place.”—Publishers Weekly

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