The Last Days of the Bus Club

Part Four of the Million-Selling Driving Over Lemons Trilogy

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908745439

Category: Alpujarras (Spain)

Page: 240

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Part Four of the million-selling Driving Over Lemons series.

Driving Over Lemons

An Optimist in Spain

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307425683

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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No sooner had Chris Stewart set eyes on El Valero than he handed over a check. Now all he had to do was explain to Ana, his wife that they were the proud owners of an isolated sheep farm in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain. That was the easy part. Lush with olive, lemon, and almond groves, the farm lacks a few essentials—running water, electricity, an access road. And then there's the problem of rapacious Pedro Romero, the previous owner who refuses to leave. A perpetual optimist, whose skill as a sheepshearer provides an ideal entrée into his new community, Stewart also possesses an unflappable spirit that, we soon learn, nothing can diminish. Wholly enchanted by the rugged terrain of the hillside and the people they meet along the way—among them farmers, including the ever-resourceful Domingo, other expatriates and artists—Chris and Ana Stewart build an enviable life, complete with a child and dogs, in a country far from home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

An Optimist Afloat

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0307592375

Category: Travel

Page: 178

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Describes the author's unlikely job as a Cornish Crabber, work that required him to learn how to sail during a voyage around the Greek Islands.

The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003829

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 293

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The Good Life goes on at El Valero. Find yourself laughing out loud as Chris is instructed by his daughter on local teenage mores; bluffs his way in art history to millionaire Bostonians; is rescued off a snowy peak by the Guardia Civil; and joins an Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.You'll cringe with Chris as he tries his hand at office work in an immigrants' advice centre in Granada, spurred into action by the arrival of four destitute young Moroccans at El Valero. And you'll never see olive oil in quite the same way again...In this sequel to 'Lemons' and 'Parrot', Chris Stewart's optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.

The Day of the Jackal

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101604670

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH “The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The New York Times The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man. One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree

Author: Chris Stewart

Publisher: Sort of

ISBN: 9780956003812

Category: Alpujarra Region (Spain)

Page: 264

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Chris Stewart turns another leaf on his life in southern Spain in this evocative and very funny sequel to Driving Over Lemons.

The Summer of Good Intentions

A Novel

Author: Wendy Francis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145166642X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"Three sisters and their families come together for their annual summer vacation on Cape Cod, where beloved traditions and long-held assumptions are jeopardized by the secrets each brings from home"--

The Rough Guide to Andalucia

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241217563

Category: Travel

Page: 616

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The fully updated Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía.

Andalucia

A Literary Guide for Travellers

Author: Andrew Edwards,Suzanne Edwards

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857728652

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Andalucia is the quintessence of Spain and yet, historically and culturally, it is surprisingly unlike the rest of the country. Its literary history began to develop with the Romans and reached an early flowering when Arabic poets drew on centuries of literary tradition, together with the landscapes and passions of Moorish Spain. Later, Prosper Mérimée, Byron and Washington Irving forged legends of exotic southern Spain that persist to this day and Spanish writers themselves captured the rich tapestry of Andalucian culture, from Cervantes' Seville to the Córdoba of Baroque poet Luis de Góngora and Lorca's 'hidden Andalucia'. With the advent of the Civil War, a new generation flocked to Andalucia and were inspired to write some of the Twentieth Century's most iconic works of literature, from Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls to Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth and Laurie Lee's trilogy of books. As vibrant and compelling as the region itself, Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers illuminates the very soul of Spain.

Land of Promise

An Economic History of the United States

Author: Michael Lind

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097725

Category: History

Page: 592

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A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate. Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Author: Stephen Trask,John Cameron Mitchell

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822219019

Category: Drama

Page: 42

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THE STORY: This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll godde

The Rough Guide to Spain

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 024120576X

Category: Travel

Page: 944

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The Rough Guide to Spain is the definitive guide to this captivating country, with in-depth coverage of everything from its classic cities to hidden island beaches. With stunning photography to inspire you and clear maps to steer you, this guide will ensure you discover the best of Spain, whether it's ticking off Gaudí's stunning architectural masterpieces in Barcelona, hiking in the magnificent Picos de Europa, admiring Granada's splendid Alhambra, or taking part in one of the country's fabulously vibrant fiestas. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, sleep and party with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a majestic parador, sip sherry in Jerez, bar-hop in Madrid or nab a table at one of Catalunya's hottest restaurants. Make the most of your holiday with the Rough Guide to Spain.

The Edge of Never

Author: J.A Redmerski

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455548995

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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--The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster-- New Adult Romance This new edition includes exclusive bonus material - an all-new full chapter from Andrew's point of view during a crucial scene! Sometimes life takes you off course . . . THE EDGE OF NEVER Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish. Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever? (120,000 words)

Tails of the Alpujarras

Author: Chris Stewart,Victoria Twead,David Luddington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910530801

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Funny or sad, fact or fiction, heart-warming or heartbreaking. We asked animal lovers everywhere to contribute stories, anecdotes or poems about animals in order to raise funds to help alleviate the desperate plight of abandoned pets in the Alpujarra region of Southern Spain. The response was overwhelming. In addition to a lovely tale from international bestselling author Chris Stewart, (Driving over Lemons), we have stories from many other well known authors including Victoria Twead, David Luddington, Jeff Jones and Elizabeth Revill. Other contributions come from published novelists, broadcasters, writers or everyday animal lovers just sharing their own stories and thoughts. The only thing they all have in common is their passion to help. Southern Spain has been badly hit by the Euro crisis and has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe resulting in thousands of once-loved domestic pets being abandoned to fend for themselves. Sadly most of these domesticated animals will not survive on their own. In its short history, Valle Verde is a rescue centre which has rescued, treated and re-homed hundreds of lost and bewildered animals however they are desperately short of funds. They receive no government help and rely purely on private donations. This anthology has been sponsored by Mirador Publishing with all profits being donated to help Valle Verde Animal Rescue. All of the authors have generously donated their work and the cover was designed by local artist Charlotte Moore, famous for the covers gracing many best sellers. We are indebted to all those wonderful people who have helped make this anthology a reality. Please read and enjoy and know that you are helping.

The Language of Stars

Author: Louise Hawes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481462415

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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After an incident involving the vandalism of a cottage museum that once belonged to famous poet Rufus Baylor, sixteen-year-old Sarah is sentenced to community service and a poetry appreciation course taught by Baylor himself.

The Book of Jon

Author: Eleni Sikelianos

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872864367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 1955

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With a seamless weave of letters, reminiscences, poems, and journal entries, Eleni Sikelianos creates a loving portrait - and an unblinking indictment - of her father, Jon: a talented musician, a high school dropout, an autodidact descendent of Greek nobility, and, for much of his life, a drug addict. An eccentric visionary, he emerges as a brilliant, irresponsible, frustrating, and ultimately tragic figure. In 2001, after three years of homelessness on the streets of Albuquerque, he died in a motel room from an overdose.

Sacred Sierra

A Year on a Spanish Mountain

Author: Jason Webster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407093231

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Jason Webster had lived in Spain for 15 years when he and his partner Salud, a flamenco dancer, tired of their city life and decided to buy a crumbling farmhouse clinging to the side of a steep valley in the eastern province of Castellón. He knew nothing about farming - he didn't even know what an almond tree looked like, or that he owned over 100 of them - but with help from local farmers and a twelfth-century book on gardening he set about recreating his dream. Sacred Sierra tells the story of their first year on the mountain, and how they cleared the land, planted and harvested olives, nurtured precious, expensive truffles, all while surviving gale force winds and scorching summer fires. While toying with the timeless, he also retells ancient legends and as the year passed, finds himself increasingly in tune with the ancient, mystical life of the sierra, a place that will haunt your imagination and raise your spirits.

Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101934263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Trouble Boys

The True Story of the Replacements

Author: Bob Mehr

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306818795

Category: Music

Page: 520

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Trouble Boys is the first definitive, no-holds-barred biography of one of the last great bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. With full participation from reclusive singer and chief songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family of late band co-founder Bob Stinson, author Bob Mehr is able to tell the real story of this highly influential group, capturing their chaotic, tragic journey from the basements of Minneapolis to rock legend. Drawing on years of research and access to the band's archives at Twin/Tone Records and Warner Bros. Mehr also discovers previously unrevealed details from those in the group's inner circle, including family, managers, musical friends and collaborators.