Off the Back of a Truck

Author: Nick Braccia

Publisher: Tiller Press

ISBN: 1982139064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 8420

Unleash your inner Soprano and relive all your favorite moments with this companion guide to the award-winning television series The Sopranos. We all know and love The Sopranos, one of the most important television dramas to ever hit the small screen, having run for six seasons on HBO. The story of the Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano balancing his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization pioneered decades of genre-bending “peak TV.” Now, Off the Back of a Truck takes you one step further into the world of Tony Soprano and his families, offering an Italian potluck of fresh and fun takes that any true fan can get lost in for hours. Off the Back of a Truck includes: -New looks at everyone’s favorite episodes, scenes, and characters -All 92 deaths analyzed, evaluated, and ranked -An investigation of true crimes behind the families’ schemes -An exploration of movies and shows that inspired The Sopranos -Reflections on the use of music, food, and fashion from writers who are also huge fans -A provocative conversation about what happens in the controversial ending This book takes you on a journey through the six seasons you have watched time and time again—but it's organized so you can dip in at any time, at any place. Roam around as though you’re in Tony’s backyard for a BBQ...

On the Edge of the Global

Author: Niko Besnier

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804777640

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 8859

Life in twenty-first century Tonga is rife with uncertainties. Though the postcolonial island kingdom may give the appearance of stability and order, there is a malaise that pervades everyday life, a disquiet rooted in the feeling that the twin forces of "progress" and "development"—and the seemingly inevitable wealth distribution that follows from them—have bypassed the society. Niko Besnier's illuminating ethnography analyzes the ways in which segments of this small-scale society grapple with their growing anxiety and hold on to different understandings of what modernity means. How should it be made relevant to local contexts? How it should mesh with practices and symbols of tradition? In the day-to-day lives of Tongans, the weight of transformations brought on by neoliberalism and democracy press not in the abstract, but in individually significant ways: how to make ends meet, how to pay lip service to tradition, and how to present a modern self without opening oneself to ridicule. Adopting a wide-angled perspective that brings together political, economic, cultural, and social concerns, this book focuses on the interface between the different forms that modern uncertainties take.

Sullivan's Justice

Author: Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786027592

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 2841

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg delivers Sullivan's Justice--and plunges probation officer Carolyn Sullivan into a case that will challenge everything she holds dear while exposing the deadliest of secrets. . .. Her work for the Ventura County Probation Department brings Carolyn Sullivan face-to-face with the most depraved criminals, and serial killer Raphael Moreno is at the top of the list. But things get even darker when a single phone call propels her into a nightmare. Carolyn's brother, Neil, has discovered the body of his girlfriend floating in his swimming pool--and he's soon the prime suspect in her murder. Neil has an alibi: he was in bed with celebrity heiress Melody Asher. But when Melody refuses to back up Neil's story and the evidence against him mounts, the brother Carolyn thought she knew suddenly seems like a complete stranger. The key to everything seems to be Moreno, but getting inside his head is a dangerous game. Now Carolyn must find the courage to make the ultimate decision--whether to risk the lives of innocent people or save herself and those she loves most. . .

A Fire's Shadow

Author: John Henry Clark

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1438974612

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4808

Esteemed author-poet John Henry Clark unleashes his literary prowess through a wonderful collection of twenty-four short stories and five poems in his debut publication A Fire's Shadow. Bringing an exciting and unique way of story telling. John shares memories from his experiences on the streets of Brooklyn, to his coming of age. As well as tales from his mysterious and sometimes dark imagination. Adding a fine twist for every tale. With a love story or two thrown in for good measure. A Fire's Shadow is an absolute treat for everyone to enjoy! So find your love of reading again!

My Father's Paradise

Author: Ariel Sabar

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565129962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

View: 6235

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Autobiography: “A powerful story of the meaning of family and tradition inside a little-known culture” (San Francisco Chronicle). In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics, gifted storytellers, and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona’s son, Ariel, grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people’s traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father’s strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family’s place in the sweeping saga of Middle Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world’s attention. “Graceful and resonant . . . A personal undertaking for a son who admits he never understood his unassuming, penny-pinching immigrant father.” —The New York Times Book Review “Sabar’s family history turns out to be more than the chronicle of one man’s efforts to retain something of his homeland in new surroundings. It’s also a moving story about the near-death of an ancient language and the tiny flicker of life that remains in it.” —The Washington Post Book World “One of the best recent memoirs I’ve read.” —The Huffington Post

Slicky Boys

Author: Martin Limon

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 156947804X

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 6247

The second Sergeant George Sueño investigation, follow-up to the New York Times Notable Jade Lady Burning The Slicky Boys rule the back alleys of 1970s Seoul. They can kill a man in a thousand gruesome ways. And you’ll never even see them coming. In order to combat the poverty facing South Korea, they sneak onto well-stocked American military compounds to steal, murder anyone in their way, and vanish. US Army Sergeant George Sueño and his partner, Ernie Bascom, take on the perilous mission of infiltrating this underground criminal syndicate when an innocent favor for an Itaewon bar girl leads to murder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Pleasant Stroll To Everest

Author: Jim Finnerty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462849288

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 2414

This is an adventure travel book based on my best friends mid life crisis of needing to see Mount Everest up close and personal, a trek which in a moment’s madness, I agreed to. Taking a light hearted look at the trials and tribulations we faced in preparation, achieving our aim, and the aftermath, while providing an insight into the magnificent beauty of the Himalayas, its history and our own Australian background. It’s about discovery, fun, friendship and enjoying every day; and I hope anyone reading this book enjoys the tale half as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The Struggle and Will To Survive

Author: Patty Belsito

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634172345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 8783

There can be no greater worldly love than a mother’s love, for a mother’s love surpasses even time and eternity. The Struggle and Will to Survive is a tale of a mother’s love for her son who was supposedly suffering from Shwarchman-Diamond syndrome. Her family’s struggle regarding her son’s condition is a heartbreaking journey that they all have to go through. This book aspires to bring hope to all families and individuals who may have to endure a similar case. It is never easy to care for a loved one who has any illness that needs special attention, but being there for them, making them feel loved and important is essential for their recovery. A heartbreaking story of a mother’s unconditional love and sacrifice, The Struggle and Will to Survive will surely melt your hearts. Read on and be inspired to believe in the mighty power of hope, faith, and love.

Route 66 Still Kicks

Author: Rick Antonson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459704363

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 8636

Through the stories of one of Canada's most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.


Author: Suzanne Robb

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 161868275X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7938

Firm leaders are dying, being taken out by an unknown enemy. The epidemic created by greedy corporations has grown out of control and the world is now a zombie utopia. Ally Lane wakes up aboard a cargo ship dazed and confused. She has survived the explosion of the Betty Loo only to discover she's in more danger than ever. The captain has a hold full of zombies and the doctor on board is out for himself. The reality of what is happening hits her when she sees a map of the infected areas. Armed with the truth, Ally must find a way to let as many people know what is really going on. She runs into a snag when the captain betrays her, turning her over to an enemy from a past she'd rather not remember. Mark Richards, the man responsible for who she is, takes her to his compound. She ignores his attempts at talking, the anger inside bubbling over when she realizes he is the one responsible for the death of all her friends and her fiancé, Marcus, on the Betty Loo. She fights her way free, only to find herself in the middle of hell. Charlie Myers, a former friend turned enemy from her past shows up and with the help of him and his men they escape. Ally doesn’t know who to trust, but has to play the game long enough to stay alive, figure out what's happening, and get a message out to those left. Joseph Erdman is the head of the Israeli Firm, but abandons his post when the undead close in. He heads for America and the one person who can help him, Ally. In a remote location, several forces collide and Ally must side with former enemies and turn her back on friends in order to save what's left of the world. Joseph has a plan, but he doesn’t share all of the details. While Ally and a team of mercenaries try to get him to the Old House so he can claim the Presidency and give people guidance in the time of crisis, another foe is heading directly for them. Ally finds the Old House and another structure where men in uniforms are taking a stand. Joseph has gone missing and her opportunities to broadcast the truth are gone. She knows nuclear weapons were part of the plan and decides to get to them first.