The Prison Book Club

The Prison Book Club

Bookman asked Phoebe to read from higher up on page 94 where Hirsi Ali says that reading romances made her feel wild and free, and aroused her sexual desire. And when Phoebe then pointed them all to page 118, Doc was already on that ...

Author: Ann Walmsley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780747842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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When Ann Walmsley was asked to take part in a book club in a men’s prison, she was initially anxious: after a violent mugging a few years before, could she really cope being surrounded by violent criminals? Luckily, curiosity got the better of her, and she signed up for eighteen months of meetings with heavily tattooed inmates, talking about books ranging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. But this wasn’t your typical book club – there was no wine and cheese, plush furniture or superficial chat about recent holidays. Classic works of fiction and non-fiction became springboards for frank discussions about loss, anger, redemption and loneliness, and for the men a prized oasis in which to regain a sense of humanity. In this heart-warming example of the rehabilitative power of reading, follow Graham the biker, Frank the gunman, Ben and Dread the drug dealers, and the robber duo Gaston and Peter as they share ideas and reveal their life stories. The Prison Book Club is unlike anything you’ve read before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hidden Hollywood A Mistaken Identity Romantic Comedy Happy Endings Book Club Book 1 A FREE Romantic Comedy

Hidden Hollywood  A Mistaken Identity Romantic Comedy  Happy Endings Book Club  Book 1  A FREE Romantic Comedy

FREE Romantic Comedy Steamy Small Town Romance Kylie Gilmore. calling him that. ... She was wild and free and just as into it as he was. ... He didn't know anything about her except that she was in the book club.

Author: Kylie Gilmore

Publisher: Extra Fancy Books

ISBN: 9781942238232

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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She’s on top… When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell. He’s on top… Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin, Josh, calls in a favor, asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl next door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished. Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.
Categories: Fiction

Natural Visions

Natural Visions

Paul Brooks, a publisher and conservationist, explained to book club members that Time and the River Flowing ... at the key perceptual lesson of the book: the significance of a wild and free-flowing river.40 The Book-of-the-Month Club's ...

Author: Finis Dunaway

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226173269

Category: History

Page: 246

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Walden Pond. The Grand Canyon.Yosemite National Park. Throughout the twentieth century, photographers and filmmakers created unforgettable images of these and other American natural treasures. Many of these images, including the work of Ansel Adams, continue to occupy a prominent place in the American imagination. Making these representations, though, was more than a purely aesthetic project. In fact, portraying majestic scenes and threatened places galvanized concern for the environment and its protection. Natural Visions documents through images the history of environmental reform from the Progressive era to the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, showing the crucial role the camera played in the development of the conservation movement. In Natural Visions, Finis Dunaway tells the story of how visual imagery—such as wilderness photographs, New Deal documentary films, and Sierra Club coffee-table books—shaped modern perceptions of the natural world. By examining the relationship between the camera and environmental politics through detailed studies of key artists and activists, Dunaway captures the emotional and spiritual meaning that became associated with the American landscape. Throughout the book, he reveals how photographers and filmmakers adapted longstanding traditions in American culture—the Puritan jeremiad, the romantic sublime, and the frontier myth—to literally picture nature as a place of grace for the individual and the nation. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and a host of other artists, Natural Visions will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in American cultural history, the visual arts, and environmentalism.
Categories: History

Wolf by Wolf A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice

Wolf by Wolf  A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice

Book 1 Ryan Graudin. dolls under her patch of mattress, ... Twining together in wild song. During her first weeks in the camp, she'd imagined there were real wolves—just behind the barbed wire and sizzling electric fence—wild and free.

Author: Ryan Graudin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780622040

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 401

What would the world look like if the Nazis had won the war? Wolf by Wolf is a gripping thriller about one girl's extraordinary mission to kill Hitler. "Wild and gorgeous, vivid and consuming. I loved it! I can't wait for the sequel." Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorbike race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball. Yael has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost when she was a prisoner in a brutal concentration camp. Now part of the resistance, Yael has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. But the only way to enter the race is to impersonate last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. Yael is a master of deception but there are two other competitors it may be impossible to fool - Adele's brother, Felix, and Luka, a boy she clearly has history with. But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? The future of the world is depending on her . . . A fast-paced, clever story that will leave you breathless.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Swim Wild and Free

Swim Wild and Free

write this book, plus they provided technical help, advice and contacts. Next on my list are my friends, swimming buddies and coaches at Teddington Swimming Club Masters (TSCM). It really is a brilliant club, in no small part due to a ...

Author: Simon Griffiths

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781399400398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 608

This is the ultimate practical guide to get you swimming outdoors, 365 days a year. Whether you want to take your first tentative dip in your local wild swimming spot or take on a long-distance swimming challenge, you'll find everything you need to embrace outdoor swimming and enjoy health and wellbeing benefits it offers. Have you ever wondered how to spot unsafe algae in rivers and lakes in the summer, or how to make sure you are wearing the correct kit in winter? This book includes dedicated information about each season, ensuring you have everything you need to make outdoor swimming something you can enjoy all year round. As well as a comprehensive guide to safe outdoor swimming, discover how to overcome your outdoor swimming fears and why becoming an outdoor swimmer can help you cope better with the ups and downs of daily life. There is also advice swimming outdoors in winter and how to fall in love with the cold. Discover the differences between swimming in oceans, rivers and lakes, learn how to become a stronger swimmer and how to design your own training plans. Featuring case studies from people with a wide range of backgrounds who have embraced the outdoor swimming lifestyle, including people living with physical disabilities and mental health challenges, this is the book for anyone who wants to swim outdoors
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Happy Endings Book Club Boxed Set Books 1 3 Steamy Small Town Romance

Happy Endings Book Club Boxed Set Books 1 3  Steamy Small Town Romance

She was wild and free and just as into it as he was. Just as the sun was coming up, he zonked out in the sleep of the dead. When he woke hours later, she was gone. He sat up, an inkling of dread coursing through him.

Author: Kylie Gilmore

Publisher: Extra Fancy Books

ISBN: 9781942238584

Category: Fiction

Page: 700

View: 581

The Happy Endings Book Club Boxed Set includes three full-length novels: Hidden Hollywood, Inviting Trouble, and So Revealing.
Categories: Fiction

Wild and Free

Wild and Free

'Wild and Free's full of writers and stuff. Olly'd love it. ... The title had been much bandied about in her home on the book's publication six months ago. ... And Isabel was going out with the yah club's president.

Author: Wendy Holden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755385324

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 600

Wild and Free by Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden sees the author of Bad Heir Day and The Wives of Bath at the top of her game. Fun for fans of Jane Costello and Carole Matthews. 'Super-sharp ... This hugely entertaining novel is chick lit at its best!' Closer Wild & Free is the festival du jour. Everyone piles through its gates - and Cupid lies in wait to sprinkle a little midsummer madness on them all. Teacher Ginnie is desperate to forget her crush on headmaster Mark, and hopes glamping might do the trick. But Mark is also heading for Wild & Free to reform his college band ... desperate not to be seen by anyone he knows. Mark's bandmate James dreams of a festival blow-out with his son, Guy ... until his wife Victoria's ambition kills the dream. Now she and Guy are en route to Wild & Free instead but when Guy meets Shanna-Mae and falls for her earthy charms, Victoria is determined to snap Cupid's arrow. Will the magic of the festival send them wild? Or set them free to find peace and love?
Categories: Fiction

Ready for Wild

Ready for Wild

A Book Club Recommendation! Liora Blake. 12. (Braden). “In short, all good things are wild and free.” —HenrY David Thoreau, “WalkinG”. Finding. a redneck on your doorstep at seven in the morning is a bit like discovering a door-to-door ...

Author: Liora Blake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501155185

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 246

Featuring Liora Blake’s signature “funny, endearing, and more than a little hot” (Library Journal) style, the third novel in the Grand Valley series features a rough-talking game warden going toe-to-toe with a TV star who unexpectedly turns his life upside down. Braden Montgomery is certain about three things: one, luck is for suckers; two, time spent outdoors is what keeps him sane; and, three, when it comes to sharing his bed, there’s only one female he’s willing to put up with—his Chesapeake Bay retriever, Charley. Braden’s constructed his life on these beliefs, and he’s quite content with the status quo. But when a moment of bad luck lands Braden toe-to-toe with a blonde bombshell with her own television show, his stubbornly structured reality begins to unravel. As for Amber Regan, her brand has been built on camo, cut-offs, and cleavage. With her own hunting show on the foremost sports channel and enough social media followers to garner her plenty of endorsement deals, Amber’s come a long way from the tomboy in a small Texas town she once was. Unfortunately, ratings are down and her contract for next season is in limbo, so she’s in desperate need of a reboot to save her show—and filming a rough and tough archery elk hunt in Colorado might be the way to do just that. Too bad the local game warden grunts more than he speaks, seems determined to despise her—and makes her heart race in all the most inconvenient ways.
Categories: Fiction

Digital Gold

Digital Gold

... folk hero for his members, engaging with them on the Philosophy, Economics, and Law section of the forum and later on DPR's Book Club, where he advocated for a world in which “the human spirit flourishes, unbridled, wild and free!

Author: Nathaniel Popper

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241181003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 747

A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society's most basic institutions. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement's colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.
Categories: Business & Economics

Wild and Crazy Guys

Wild and Crazy Guys

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Author: Nick de Semlyen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781984826657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 349

The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled '80s Hollywood—Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy—and the beloved films that made them stars, including Animal House, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORK “An enjoyable romp that vividly captures the manic ups and downs of the remarkable group of funny folk who gave us a golden age of small and big screen comedy, from SNL to Groundhog Day.”—Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Wild and Crazy Guys opens in 1978 with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray taking bad-tempered swings at each other backstage at Saturday Night Live, and closes 21 years later with the two doing a skit in the same venue, poking fun at each other, their illustrious careers, triumphs and prat falls. In between, Nick de Semlyen takes us on a trip through the tumultuous '80s, delving behind the scenes of movies such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and dozens more. Chronicling the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, it's got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes, and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S. Thompson while tied to a lawn chair. What's not to like? Based on candid interviews from many of the stars themselves, as well as those in their immediate orbit, including directors John Landis, Carl Reiner, and Amy Heckerling, Wild and Crazy Guys is a fantastic insider account of the friendships, feuds, triumphs, and disasters experienced by these beloved comedians. Hilarious and revealing, it is both a hidden history of the most fertile period ever for screen comedy and a celebration of some of the most popular films of all time. Praise for Wild and Crazy Guys “Eminently readable . . . Children of the 1980s, take note: this is a fond, engrossing look back at the making of movies that became cultural touchstones.”—Booklist (starred review) “Nick de Semlyen smartly charts the pinballing career paths of the stars of this new comic wave. . . . His punchy, nonstop narrative . . . tells a [story] where art and commerce smash hard against each other, sometimes causing destruction, but sometimes making sparks fly.”—The Sunday Times (UK)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography