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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release Date : 2013-05-07
Category : Fiction
Total pages :304
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In The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (releasing June 24, 2016 as a Netflix Original Film titled The Fundamentals of Caring, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez), Jonathan Evison, author of the new novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, has crafted a novel of the heart, a story of unlikely heroes in a grand American landscape. For Ben Benjamin, all has been lost--his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. Hoping to find a new direction, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving, where he will learn to take care of people with disabilities. He is instructed about professionalism, about how to keep an emotional distance between client and provider, and about the art of inserting catheters while avoiding liability. But when Ben is assigned his first client--a tyrannical nineteen-year-old boy named Trevor, who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy--he soon discovers that the endless service checklists have done nothing to prepare him for the reality of caring for a fiercely stubborn, sexually frustrated teenager who has an ax to grind with the whole world. Over time, the relationship between Ben and Trev, which had begun with mutual misgivings, evolves into a close friendship, and the traditional boundaries between patient and caregiver begin to blur. The bond between them strengthens as they embark on a road trip to visit Trev’s ailing father--a journey rerouted by a series of bizarre roadside attractions that propel them into an impulsive adventure disrupted by one birth, two arrests, a freakish dust storm, and a six-hundred-mile cat-and-mouse pursuit by a mysterious brown Buick Skylark. By the end of that journey, Trev has had his first taste of love, and Ben has found a new reason to love life. Bursting with energy and filled with moments of absolute beauty, this big-hearted and inspired novel ponders life’s terrible surprises as well as what it takes to truly care for another human being.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2013
Category : Caregivers
Total pages :304
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"Sooner or later, it will happen. So prepare yourself. Be ready not to be ready." Benjamin Benjamin was at rock bottom. Homeless and down to his last penny, enrolling on a short night course in the fundamentals of care-giving seemed the smart thing to do. But nothing in the manual could have prepared Ben for Trevor, a sarcastic teenager stuck in a wheelchair. And that's assuming Ben read the manual properly in the first place... The first rule of care-giving is Be Professional. So Ben probably shouldn't tell Trevor why his wife Janet is divorcing him. He probably shouldn't mention that he contemplated suicide last night either. The second rule of care-giving is Don't Get Emotionally Involved. So Ben definitely shouldn't pack Trevor into the back of a campervan and drive hundreds of miles through the desert so he can patch things up with his father. Especially when Trevor's mother has absolutely forbidden it. Especially when an epic road trip like this could go so disastrously, gloriously wrong... Funny and tragic, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and a man and a boy's journey back to life.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Highbridge Company
Release Date : 2014-05-10
Category : FICTION
Total pages :129
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The bestselling author of "West of Here" proves that the long road home can sometimes be elusive and heartbreaking, but with a friend in the passenger seat, you just might find your way.

Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release Date : 2018-04-03
Category : Fiction
Total pages :256
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Winner of the Alex Award “Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium—a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America.” --The New York Times Book Review For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what’s next for Mike Muñoz? In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity--who just so happens to find himself along the way.

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2015-09-10
Category : Fiction
Total pages :304
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‘As sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is big-hearted.’ Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette Harriet Chance has spent the last seventy-eight years following the rules... Career girl (brief) Wife (fifty-five years) Mother of two (ongoing) Now widowed, Harriet discovers that her late husband had been planning an Alaskan cruise. Ignoring the advice of her children and wanting to make the most of the opportunity, she decides to set sail. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearances of Bernard and the very real arrival of her daughter, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. What she will discover is that she has lived the best part of her life under entirely false assumptions. Confronted with the notion that her past could have been different, will she take a second chance at life?

Small World

Small World
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Dutton Books
Release Date : 2021-09
Category :
Total pages :480
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"From the New York Times bestselling author of West of Here, a novel that chronicles a hundred-and-seventy years of American nation-building from numerous points-of-view across place and time, and explores the Great American Experiment from its formative days to the present moment and asks whether or not our nation has made good on its promises"--

All About Lulu

All About Lulu
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Catapult
Release Date : 2018-03-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :352
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The tenth anniversary edition of a book that is "still as audaciously brilliant as it was on first read, plumbing the depths of the cruel rhapsody of obsessive love, the pain of feeling different, and the deep pleasure of finally figuring out who you really are, and who you want to be (Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World) Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his irrepressible crush on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her own challenges, William watches his life shift into tumult and despair. Once Lulu departs for college, Will goes into the world to find himself--discovering Western philosophy, a cruel dating world, enduring friendship, and, ultimately, his true calling. Emboldened by his turn as a late-night radio personality, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weakness he’d long wished to escape. This debut novel explores the fundamental difference between where we come from--and the endless possibilities of where we may go. Now with an author's introduction and a foreword by J. Ryan Stadal.

Legends of the North Cascades

Legends of the North Cascades
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release Date : 2021-06-08
Category : Fiction
Total pages :352
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“A beautifully rendered and cinematic portrait of a place and its evolution through time . . . A story of survival and the love and devotion between parent and child.” —Jill McCorkle, author of Hieroglyphics Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving problems, good at staying calm in a crisis. But on the heels of his third tour in Iraq, the fabric of Dave’s life has begun to unravel. Gripped by PTSD, he finds himself losing his home, his wife, his direction. Most days, his love for his seven-year-old daughter, Bella, is the only thing keeping him going. When tragedy strikes, Dave makes a dramatic decision: the two of them will flee their damaged lives, heading off the grid to live in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. As they carve out a home in a cave in that harsh, breathtaking landscape, echoes of its past begin to reach them. Bella retreats into herself, absorbed by visions of a mother and son who lived in the cave thousands of years earlier, at the end of the last ice age. Back in town, Dave and Bella themselves are rapidly becoming the stuff of legend—to all but those who would force them to return home. As winter sweeps toward the North Cascades, past and present intertwine into a timeless odyssey. Poignant and profound, Legends of the North Cascades brings Jonathan Evison’s trademark vibrant, honest voice to bear on an expansive story that is at once a meditation on the perils of isolation and an exploration of the ways that connection can save us.

West of Here

West of Here
Author : Jonathan Evison
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release Date : 2012-01-31
Category : Fiction
Total pages :508
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At the foot of the Elwha River, the muddy outpost of Port Bonita is about to boom, fueled by a ragtag band of dizzyingly disparate men and women unified only in their visions of a more prosperous future. A failed accountant by the name of Ethan Thornburgh has just arrived in Port Bonita to reclaim the woman he loves and start a family. Ethan’s obsession with a brighter future impels the damming of the mighty Elwha to harness its power and put Port Bonita on the map. More than a century later, his great-great grandson, a middle manager at a failing fish- packing plant, is destined to oversee the undoing of that vision, as the great Thornburgh dam is marked for demolition, having blocked the very lifeline that could have sustained the town. West of Here is a grand and playful odyssey, a multilayered saga of destiny and greed, adventure and passion, that chronicles the life of one small town, turning America’s history into myth, and myth into a nation’s shared experience.

The Way to Gaamaak Cove

The Way to Gaamaak Cove
Author : Douglas Pope
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2020-06-26
Category : Alaska
Total pages :138
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Pope writes about the Alaskan backcountry better than any writer I've ever read. The Way to Gaamaak Cove is more than just a great adventure, it is coming-of-middle-age in which one man confronts life's big questions, reevaluates his priorities, and discovers the biggest adventure of all-love.- Jonathan Evison, author of All About Lulu, West of Here, and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2013
Category : Talking books
Total pages :129
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The Algonquin Reader

The Algonquin Reader
Author : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release Date : 2013-01-19
Category : Fiction
Total pages :77
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Go behind the scenes with Algonquin's fiction writers in this issue of the Algonquin Reader, featuring essays by the authors of and excerpts from The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D'Agostino, Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick, Pocket Kings by Ted Heller, All Woman and Springtime by Brandon Jones, and The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead. In each original essay, the author discusses the inspiration behind his novel. A terrific resource for book clubs.

The King of Nothing Much

The King of Nothing Much
Author : Jesse Edward Johnson
Publisher : Paul Dry Books
Release Date : 2020-04-07
Category : Fiction
Total pages :120
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"Hilarious, incisive, and uncomfortably familiar."―Jonathan Evison, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel "Johnson perfectly captures both the ennui and elation of parenthood and the mundanity and magic of marriage . . . I love this little book.”―T. Greenwood, author of Rust & Stardust The King of Nothing Much is a story about parenthood in a time of transition. Weldon Tines, 41, is a stay-at-home dad who has outlived his usefulness in the role. The twins―Danny and Reese―have just started kindergarten, his older daughter Presley wants nothing to do with him, and his wife Deb makes enough money for the family to live on. Newly rudderless, Weldon struggles to understand his purpose on this earth. Who is it that can tell him who he is? When Weldon slides gleefully down an inflatable slide at a child’s birthday party, only to come crashing into the birthday boy, he thinks he’s just made a mistake that will lead only to hassle and headache. Instead, it kick-starts a quest for personal discovery that culminates in a dramatic flourishing of Weldon’s deep-seated heroism. Witty and original, The King of Nothing Much speaks to what it means to be a father and a husband in the age of toxic masculinity.

Subduction

Subduction
Author : Kristen Millares Young
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2020-04-14
Category : Fiction
Total pages :272
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR SUBDUCTION: The brilliance of Subduction only suggests the wonders to come. It is a good day for us when Kristen Millares Young puts pen to paper. Highly recommended. --Luis Alberto Urrea, winner of the American Book Award, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, author of The House of Broken Angels, The Devil's Highway, Queen of America, Into the Beautiful North, The Hummingbird's Daughter. In this commanding novel, Kristen Millares Young captures the brutality of an anthropological gaze upon a Makah community. Her complex, exquisitely shaped characters embody the calamity of intrusion and the beauty of resilience. --Elissa Washuta, author of My Body is a Book of Rules and Starvation Mode Young beautifully and vividly renders the Pacific Northwest, particularly the unique world of Neah Bay. Subduction is at once a thought-provoking meditation on the geography and geology of the natural world and a generous exploration of the natural shifts and movements that shape her characters. -- Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author, Lawn Boy, This is Your Life Harriet Chance!, West of Here, All About Lulu, and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Fleeing the shattered remains of her marriage and a betrayal by her sister, in the throes of a midlife freefall, Latina anthropologist Claudia retreats from Seattle to Neah Bay, a Native American whaling village on the jagged Pacific coast. Claudia yearns to lose herself to the songs of the tribe and the secrets of her guide, a spirited hoarder named Maggie. But when, spurred by his mother's failing memory, Maggie's prodigal son Peter returns seeking answers to his father's murder, Claudia discovers in him the abandon she craves. Through the passionate and violent collision of these two outsiders, Subduction portrays not only their strange allegiance after grievous losses but also their imperfect attempts to find community on the Makah Indian Reservation.

I Was There the Night He Died

I Was There the Night He Died
Author : Ray Robertson
Publisher : Biblioasis
Release Date : 2014-03-24
Category : Fiction
Total pages :288
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“Ray Robertson is an irrepressible voice, with brass balls, and a heart of gold. I Was There the Night He Died is a hilarious, moving, insightful, and timely piece of modern realism, delightfully void of literary pretension. Here, at last, is a novel that rocks and rolls.”—Jonathan Evison, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving "So,” she says. “Who died tonight?” Sam Samson, meet Samantha. Sam’s a novelist: his dad has Alzheimer’s, his mother died of stroke, his wife was killed seventeen months ago in a car crash. Samantha, eighteen, is a cutter. She lives across the street from Sam’s parents’ house. Marijuana and loneliness spark an unlikely friendship, which Sam finds hard to navigate, especially as his dad’s condition worsens and the money for his care suddenly vanishes. Yet somehow, between a record player and a park bench, through late-night conversations about the deaths of Sam’s musical heroes, and ultimately through each other, Sam and Samantha learn to endure the things they fear most. Starring a 40-something writer who stumbles through the small town he thought he’d left behind forever, and a marooned teenager who wishes she were anywhere else, I Was There The Night He Died is a saucy, swaggering look at loss, love, and the redeeming power of music in the twenty-first century. Praise for Ray Robertson, A Women’s National Book Association Great Group Reads Author, 2013 Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize, 2011 and the Trillium Prize, 2008 “Ray Robertson is the Jerry Lee Lewis of North American Letters.” —Chuck Kinder, author of Honeymooners “Both playful and profound, laced with insight from music to history, politics to literature, high to low culture.”—National Post “Robertson's art is as character-driven as Mordecai Richler's … he wants us all to behave better and doesn't care who he angers along the way.”—Globe and Mail