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Go Home, Ricky!

By Gene Kwak
  • ISBN Code: : 1647002559
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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From a rising literary star comes a fresh, satirical novel about masculinity and tenderness, fatherhood and motherhood, set in the world of semi-professional wrestling After seven years on the semi-pro wrestling circuit, Ricky Twohatchet, a.k.a. Richard Powell, needs one last match before he gets called up to the big leagues. Unlike some wrestlers who only play the stereotype, Ricky believes he comes by his persona honestly—he’s half white and half Native American—even if he’s never met his father. But the night of the match in Omaha, Nebraska, something askew in their intricate choreography sets him on a course for disaster. He finishes with a neck injury that leaves him in a restrictive brace and a video already going viral: him spewing profanities at his ex-partner, Johnny America. Injury aside, he’s out of the league. Without a routine or identity, Ricky spirals downward, finally setting off to learn about his father, and what he finds will explode everything he knows about who he is—as a man, a friend, a son, a partner, and a wrestler. Go Home, Ricky! is a sometimes-witty, sometimes-heart-wrenching, but always gripping look into the complexities of identity.

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National Book Award Longlist Title * Booklist Editors’ Choice * CYBILS Young Adult Fiction Finalist * Nerdy Book Club Award for Best Young Adult Fiction * Paste Magazine Best Book * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults “A compelling and raw story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Bliss dares] his readers not only to see the depths of human complexity, but to care.”—Booklist (starred review) Luke and Toby have always had each other’s backs. But then one choice—or maybe it is a series of choices—sets them down an irrevocable path. We’ll Fly Away weaves together Luke and Toby’s senior year of high school with letters Luke writes to Toby later—from death row. Best friends since childhood, Luke and Toby have dreamed of one thing: getting out of their dead-end town. Soon they finally will, riding the tails of Luke’s wrestling scholarship, never looking back. If they don’t drift apart first. If Toby’s abusive dad, or Luke’s unreliable mom, or anything else their complicated lives throw at them doesn’t get in the way. Tense and emotional, this hard-hitting novel explores family abuse, sex, love, and friendship, and how far people will go to protect those they love. For fans of Jason Reynolds, Marieke Nijkamp, and NPR’s Serial podcast. Praise for We’ll Fly Away: "Bryan Bliss has written an empathetic and stirring novel about what it means to fight for the outcasts, the forgotten, and even the hated, reminding us that we all have worth. That we are all valuable."—Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking “A poignant story of loyalty, abuse, and poverty. . . . This compassionate and beautifully rendered novel packs an emotional punch.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A smart, rugged, all-too-true story of friendship under fire. Believable characters and page-turning tension.”—Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes “This fast-paced read will have teens tearing through chapters to find out why Luke is in jail. . . . The conclusion will leave them devastated. This is [a] touching book about male friendship for fans of Jason Reynolds.”—School Library Journal “The unshakable and unconditional bond between the young men is tested and proves true, a ray of light in the darkness of their stories.”—VOYA

Role Model Ricky's Big Birthday Bash

By Janel Miller,Jeremy Miller
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504932307
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: role-model-ricky-s-big-birthday-bash.pdf

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Have you ever wished there was an easy and exciting way to encourage your children to listen, have good manners, and aspire to be good role models? Well, at least most of the time! Then Role Model Rickys Big Birthday Bash is the book for you. This will be your go-to book to teach children how to be good role models while having fun along the way. Using lifelike situations, Ricky teaches children the importance of having good manners, sharing, and being respectful of others. And best of all, Ricky is a character parents can be proud of and children can relate to. Get ready to watch the positive reaction children have when they read Role Model Rickys Big Birthday Bash!

Somos 4-Life

By Nancy León,Celia León
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982239913
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: somos-4-life.pdf

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A common theme in life is death. Those who lose someone to death must find a way to continue living. Grief was not something for me to understand or even question. Grief was something I had to experience. For a long time after Ricky’s death, I woke up unable to see the morning sun. Two questions overwhelmed my mind; why did Ricky die, and what am I supposed to do now? One day, the morning sun found me. Like the reassuring touch of my Mother’s tender hand, the sun’s warmth landed on my face and gave me peace. It was important for me to remember my soul mate and to grieve. Our life was not always perfect, but we were in it together. At times, we did not have to make things work, they just did. I realized that because love was at the core of our relationship, it should also be at the core of my grief and that pure love sustains all. Overtime love flowed back into my heart like a stream that grows into a river and powered my recovery. From my heart I could hear the melody and see the radiant colors of life all around me. Familiar with how love sounds and what love looks like I was alive again. Then, I came across a Crow Indian legend. It was as if someone placed a story in front of me and pleaded to give it life. I surrendered my heart and started to write. Guided by the sound of my spirit and breath of my soul I revived the Crow Indian legend by weaving threads of my life into the story. When someone dies their voice and their stories are gone but the essence of their love remains forever in someone else’s story. Somos 4-LIFE is my story.

The Hidden History of Essex Law School

By Edward J. Bander
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 142693078X
  • Total of Pages : 295
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: the-hidden-history-of-essex-law-school.pdf

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When law librarian Tom Jones is tapped by Dean Oberal to write the history for the one-hundred-year anniversary celebration of Essex Law School, he takes his assignment seriously. He soon discovers that the task will involve many challenges and will reveal even more surprises. Such is the case when Tom interviews Mary McCarthy, who served as the secretary to the schools founder, Dean Seth Adams. Mary is a legend at the school, and she says that the history Tom is writing wont reflect half of what she really knows. Mary reveals some interesting information about her relationship with Adams. Tom also calls on Caleb Cushing, the schools oldest alumnus, who believes he graduated in either 1910 or 1911. Cushing not only has flavorful stories to tell about his law career, but is also a colorful character in his own right. As Tom pulls together the pieces from the schools one hundred years, he learns some tidbits that might not be fit to print. For Tom, this project provides an eye-opening glimpse into the legal world of academia with a sidelight into its interesting social aspects.

The Light from Maggie’S View

By Cheryl Nugent
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781475926330
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: the-light-from-maggie-s-view.pdf

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In the summer of 1958, best friends Veronica Ricky Cooper and Ann Sympson spend their days swimming, watching movies on TV and exploring the safe neighborhoods in the borough of Kentbury, a small New Jersey town, rich in history and romantic legends. But only two days after they visit the beautiful estate of Maggies View, the body of a murdered girl is found there and the town is sent reeling. Before they know it, Ricky and Ann are embroiled in the mystery, learning new words like circumstantial, embezzle and incest. In spite of the loving friends and family who surround them, darkness and betrayal creep into their lives, chipping away at their innocence. The doors of Maggies View open for Ricky and Ann as they glimpse a world they thought only existed in the movies. They make new friends at the historic mansion, including the engaging Mrs. Tutbury; a mysterious Englishwoman; and a witty detective from Brooklyn who will add his own expertise to the murder investigation. But another girl will die; the murder count rises and Ricky and Ann could be next, when they naively walk into the murderers web of treachery. Set in the Rolling Hills of Hunterdon County, Kentbury is a fictional town created from the authors intimate knowledge of that notable area. Come along and enjoy gentle history lessons, meet colorful personalities, delve into local politics and discover the evil that can exist, even in a quiet little country town.

Keeping Up with the Icicles

By R.W. Clinger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Book Code : 1646561783
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: keeping-up-with-the-icicles.pdf

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Another year has passed for the Icicle family. Again, Jonah and his boyfriend Sandy travel to Lake Erie to spend Christmas with Jonah’s family. Brother-in-law Bobo needs rescuing from the mall from an angry Santa. Sister Willa is dog-sitting a problematic Reginald. And Bill, the patriarch, continues to hide from his family. As for Jonah’s pushy mother Pam, she has a special Christmas gift for him this year: Jonah’s ex-boyfriend, NFL quarterback Ricky, is in town and will be spending the holidays with them! During this three-day trip, Sandy and Ricky learn to despise each other, and Jonah struggles to have a festive Christmas. If Pam has her way, though, Jonah will dump Sandy and marry the quarterback. As his Christmas spirit dwindles, Jonah finds himself torn between the two men. Which boyfriend will it be, new or old?

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Nell Iris
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  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Book Code : 1646562224
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: most-wonderful-time-of-the-year.pdf

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JMS Books' Trios are themed collections of three gay romance stories by a trio of authors. Each story is available separately, but readers can get all three for a discounted bundle price. Most Wonderful Time of the Year contains three contemporary M/M holiday romances just in time for Christmas! Contains the stories: Four Christmases by Nell Iris: Will a decade-old family feud and long held secrets stand in the way of love? Auden looks for peace and quiet when he meets Porter who’s nothing like Auden expected. A moment shared begins a surprising liaison. As their relationship deepens, Auden worries that the conflict between their two families will come between them. Can the holiday spirit help them find their happily ever after? Gingerbread Dreams by K.L. Noone: Nate’s never entered a televised baking competition before. He’s good at gingerbread and adores the holidays. But one judge has a reputation for ice-cold critiques. Marcus demands perfection. Audiences love it, but he’s tired of being the bad guy. And Nate’s ginger treats make him want more. But they’ll have to resist temptation during the competition to achieve their Gingerbread Dreams ... Keeping Up with the Icicles by R.W. Clinger: Jonah Icicle and his boyfriend Sandy travel to Lake Erie to spend Christmas with Jonah’s family. But his pushy mother has a special gift for him: his ex-boyfriend, NFL quarterback Ricky, is in town and will be spending the holidays with them! Worse, she wants him to dump Sandy and marry the quarterback. Jonah finds himself torn between the two men. Which boyfriend will it be, new or old?

BUSTLE

By Andre Holloway
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andre L. Holloway
  • Book Code : 1736030132
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 623
  • Pdf File: bustle.pdf

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This story is about a young black man, who grew up in Compton California, that over-came the tragedy of being shot, not once but twice. And then all the difficulties that came after, all while surviving the relentless 70s, before the age of 18 years old. Question: What makes my book different then any other book out there? Answer: only difference is that it's my story. I'm no different then you or anyone else out there, we all have a story to tell, a purpose in life. And after reading my book I would hope that you would be encouraged to tell your story and fulfill your purpose. That being said, my book is raw, It's not sugarcoated, It's not watered-down, it tells the true story of how my life was. It talks about; Joy and pain, happiness and sadness, sex, drugs and abstinence, love and hate, carriage and fear, strength and weakness, being honest and dishonest, being helpless and overcoming obstacles, having faith and doubting, loss and gain, laughter and sorrow. It's not too long and it's not too short, it gets right to the point.

On My Honor

By Barbara D'Amato
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Book Code : 1628152389
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: on-my-honor.pdf

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The Names of Our Tears

By P. L. Gaus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101612886
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: the-names-of-our-tears.pdf

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Book 8 of the Amish-Country Mysteries Ruth Zook returns home to Holmes County, Ohio, carrying a heavy suitcase and a heavier heart. Coerced into becoming a drug mule, Ruth retaliates by destroying her illicit burden and pays for it with her life. When Fannie Helmuth confesses that she was similarly coerced, Sheriff Bruce Robertson realizes that the drug dealers’ operation reaches all the way to Florida’s Pinecraft Amish community. He immediately moves the investigation South, where more innocent lives are in jeopardy. Like the bestselling books in Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series, The Names of Our Tears is a riveting mystery loaded with the page-turning thrills and suspense that readers love.

Ricky Star

By Lim Thean Soo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Epigram Books
  • Book Code : 9810736193
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: ricky-star.pdf

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First published in 1978 by Pan Pacific Book Distributors, Ricky Star is about a man who strives for career and financial success at the expense of everyone else around him, including even his wife and daughter. At first successful in his endeavour to climb a series of corporate ladders and becoming very rich, Ricky is, in the end, forced to reckon with his past misdeeds and indiscretions.

The Ugly Butterfly

By Carl Shannon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1638444544
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: the-ugly-butterfly.pdf

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Sometimes, there is no choice Ricky Sims finds himself cornered after embarrassing the school bully, Kristian. Ricky takes off running as Kristian tries to hunt him down in an enraged pursuit. Heart pounding, out of breath, and in a frenzy, Ricky seeks refuge. In his plight, Ricky sees a rusted old sign that stretches across a dirt trail. It reads, Do not enter, or you will be eaten. With Kristian on his tail, Ricky must make a hasty decision—to be beaten or eaten.