A Home for Rose

How My Life Turned Upside Down for the Love of a Dog

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407026860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7915

'I believed Rose had a secret plan for the farm, a detailed map in her head that showed exactly where all her ewes and lambs and humans ought to be. Though I was nominally the herder, I wasn't privy to the map. My job was mostly to latch and unlatch the gates, the rest was up to her' Jon Katz leaves the suburbs for a remote farm in order to give Border Collie puppy Rose - along with our friend Devon from A Dog Year - a true taste of herding life. Rose's adventures start early, going head to head with a head-butting ram the day the sheep arrive. She soon establishes a routine for the sheep, chickens and donkeys - and Jon - that makes everything run like clockwork. However, any notion Jon has of the romance of a rural idyll is shattered when the snow comes and temperatures of minus twenty set in. With two fingers damaged to frostbite and a sheep lost, the prospect of all-night lambing seems terrifying. But with Rose by his side Jon finds there is little that together they can't do, and as spring comes and the frost thaws he finds himself battered, drained yet exhilarated. This is his delightfully funny, touching and insightful depiction of the realities of country life, and of how one man turned his life upside down for the love of a dog. Please note, A Home for Rose is the UK title for the book published in the US as The Dogs of Bedlam Farm.

Upside Down Inside Out

A Novel

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345507142

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4977

“Sparkling . . . it’s all systems go for a wonderful romance . . . a charming story told with large doses of love and humour.” –The Australian Women’s Weekly Eva Kennedy is in a rut. After seven years of working at her uncle’s Dublin delicatessen, her artistic aspirations have slipped by the wayside and her latest relationship has fizzled. Whatever happened to the Eva who was going to be someone? Hoping to shake things up and find inspiration, Eva takes a break and ventures to Melbourne, Australia, to visit her old friend Lainey, who, for fun, gives her an exciting new identity. Eva is now exotic and adventurous and . . . not herself. Joseph Wheeler is a successful London designer. Unfortunately his firm is thriving at such a high level that he doesn’t have time to actually design anymore. And his love life is nonexistent. In Australia on business, Joseph meets Eva, and the sparks fly–even as Eva is stuck pretending to be someone she’s not. Little does she know that Joseph has some secrets of his own. . . . When what starts as a holiday fling quickly blossoms into something more, Joseph and Eva discover that romance can turn life upside down and inside out at the bottom of the world. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, and Greetings from Somewhere Else.

Turn My World Upside Down: Jo's Story

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429902830

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1117

Josefina 'Jo' Marconi's world just shifted out of orbit. Both of her sisters are pregnant, she's facing finals in her quest to at last get her college degree, the man who traumatized her in college is running for a Senate seat, and she has to move back into the family home and watch over the boy whose very existence shattered her nice little world. Ten-year-old Jack is the product of an affair her father had while her mother was dying of cancer. Ever since Jo found out about this, she and her father have been walking a wide berth around each other. As if that wasn't enough complication, Cash Hunter--the man known as "The Woman Whisperer"--has moved back to town. He has a reputation: once a woman sleeps with him, she's completely satisfied, and she immediately heads off to save the world. As Jo becomes more and more interested in Cash, she learns that he's determined not to sleep with any woman he wants to stick around--especially not Jo. And Jo becomes just as determined to seduce him and prove that she's the one woman who will stay by his side. Together, Jo and Cash have to teach Jack and each other the true meaning of family and trust.

Upside Down

Author: Lia Riley

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455585718

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7482

"Upside Down gave me all the feels. Romantic and poignant, the journey of love and acceptance lingers long after the book is closed." - Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn # 1 New York Times Bestselling Author. "Lia Riley turned my emotions Upside Down with this book! Fast paced, electric and sweetly emotional-- I couldn't put it down!" -- Tracy Wolff, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author If You Never Get Lost, You'll Never Be Found Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she'll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act. Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he moved back home to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He's never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once in a lifetime . . . of if they were meant to live a world apart. Book 1 in the OFF THE MAP series

Girl on the Right

Memoir of a Life Upside Down

Author: Tina Truax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998537047

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8455

Tina Truax is a free-spirited, sassy, independent woman who battles convention at every turn. In Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down, she shares a thoughtful expose of her many attempts at fitting in and behaving according to society's unattainable standards. After a mental breakdown at age thirty-four, Tina took a closer look at where life had taken her and has chosen to move forward on her own terms. With Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down, she throws expectation to the curb in the pursuit of a life of truth and authenticity. She opens her memory box and recounts her darkest moments, unexpected joys, and her ultimate journey to healing and self-acceptance. Inspired by a social media poster call-to-action to Be the Girl on the Right, which encourages women to not let themselves be defined by society s standards and stereotypes, Tina shares trials and misadventures as recovering church lady, wife, mother, friend, fat girl, and childhood sexual abuse survivor. Now, a champion and mentor for women, she proves by example what it means to Be the Girl on the Right.

Just Love Me

My Life Turned Upside-Down by Alzheimer's

Author: Jeanne L. Lee

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557532985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

View: 6451

Just Love Me reveals the thoughts and emotions of a woman struggling with a suddenly unmanageable life; numerous hospitalizations, suicide attempts, everyday turmoil, and finally, the arduous search for an accurate diagnosis of the illness responsible for it all: Alzheimer's disease (AD). This account is unique in that most books on the subject of Alzheimer's are written by a carepartner or medical professional. There are very few books actually written by a person living with the disease, and Just Love Me should be required reading for anyone who has any contact with a person afflicted with AD. This book is especially helpful for anyone related by birth, marriage, friendship, or those people who have a professional relationship with Alzheimer's sufferers. Jeanne Lee's very personal, frank description of her life experiences before, approaching, and during the early stages of AD enables readers to better understand the disease from the inside out; a view not often seen by non-sufferers. By getting inside the mind of the author and experiencing with her the worries and frustrations that constantly torment her, the symptoms of AD become less enigmatic for the reader.

Turn My World Upside Down: Jo's Story

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429902830

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2379

Josefina 'Jo' Marconi's world just shifted out of orbit. Both of her sisters are pregnant, she's facing finals in her quest to at last get her college degree, the man who traumatized her in college is running for a Senate seat, and she has to move back into the family home and watch over the boy whose very existence shattered her nice little world. Ten-year-old Jack is the product of an affair her father had while her mother was dying of cancer. Ever since Jo found out about this, she and her father have been walking a wide berth around each other. As if that wasn't enough complication, Cash Hunter--the man known as "The Woman Whisperer"--has moved back to town. He has a reputation: once a woman sleeps with him, she's completely satisfied, and she immediately heads off to save the world. As Jo becomes more and more interested in Cash, she learns that he's determined not to sleep with any woman he wants to stick around--especially not Jo. And Jo becomes just as determined to seduce him and prove that she's the one woman who will stay by his side. Together, Jo and Cash have to teach Jack and each other the true meaning of family and trust.

Turn the World Upside Down

Author: Nyrae Dawn

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

ISBN: 1634774191

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4248

When Hunter’s perfect life falls apart, Hunter is sent to a mental health facility. He finds love with another patient, but he must deal with his guilt, or he won’t be the only casualty.

Notes from the Upside Down

An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things

Author: Guy Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501178032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7666

"If you devoured Stranger Things on Netflix and you're looking to fill the demogorgon-sized hole in your life, then look no further than Notes from the Upside Down. This fan-tastic guide has every fact you could ever wish for--from insights into the origins of the show, including the mysterious Montauk Project conspiracy theory; a useful eighties playlist (because, of course); and much more."--Amazon.

The Forty Rules of Love

A Novel of Rumi

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101189948

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9026

In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

Holding On Upside Down

The Life and Work of Marianne Moore

Author: Linda Leavell

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 8348

Winner of the Plutarch Award for the Best Biography of 2013 A mesmerizing and essential biography of the modernist poet Marianne Moore The Marianne Moore that survives in the popular imagination is dignified, white-haired, and demure in her tricorne hat; she lives with her mother until the latter's death; she maintains meaningful friendships with fellow poets but never marries or falls in love. Linda Leavell's Holding On Upside Down—the first biography of this major American poet written with the support of the Moore estate—delves beneath the surface of this calcified image to reveal a passionate, canny woman caught between genuine devotion to her mother and an irrepressible desire for personal autonomy and freedom. Her many poems about survival are not just quirky nature studies but acts of survival themselves. Not only did the young poet join the Greenwich Village artists and writers who wanted to overthrow all her mother's pieties but she also won their admiration for the radical originality of her language and the technical proficiency of her verse. After her mother's death thirty years later, the aging recluse transformed herself, against all expectations, into a charismatic performer and beloved celebrity. She won virtually every literary prize available to her and was widely hailed as America's greatest living poet. Elegantly written, meticulously researched, critically acute, and psychologically nuanced, Holding On Upside Down provides at last the biography that this major poet and complex personality deserves.

When Karma Goes Upside Down

Author: Dishant Huria

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9382665927

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 797

Karma has a wicked sense of humour. All we can do is laugh when it’s our turn. By day, Aarush is struggling to get admission in a reputed college for his Master’s degree; by night, he is a technical support man working in a call centre. His lady love plans the most unexpected surprise gift on their fourth love-anniversary – a break-up! In trying to accept that she is gone, he bumps into several girls, and an older woman who fascinates him no end. Will she be the anchor he has been waiting for? Or is this also a part of his never-ending quest to understand love, relationships, career and friendship? Moving to a new city, finding new friends, getting beaten by the police, and experimenting with life in general – he does everything. Join Aarush as he tries – by hook or by crook – to find a way into love and happiness When Karma Goes Upside Down.

Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525555358

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1183

“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Breaking Out for Love: Life in the Institution

Author: Matthew C. Bonner Sr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312935510

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 5694

This is a story about the lies, deception, and cover ups that turned the lives of 3 men upside down. Their lives couldn't have been any more different if not for Life in the Institution. With the help of an unlikely ally, they plan and execute the first ever escape from the Institution. Join them as they search for the truth and prove that they are in fact innocent.

The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062348728

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5453

“Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can’t stop hugging this book.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss "I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read." —Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ From the award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Love, Life and Beyond

Author: Pamela Hamilton

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 152550097X

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3953

What if a family was introduced into your almost perfect life and turned your world upside down in the worse way? What if these people made you feel vulnerable, uncertain maybe even insecure? Now let’s take this a step further. What if this family were racist and you were black? And what if you had been a part of this distasteful family and you had no clue? Could it be possible that you had been reincarnated purposefully to face the hate that you once gave out? Perhaps you have been picked by a loving universe to bring this racist family to an awakening, although you don’t remember making this agreement. This is what happens to Nova, an intelligent, pretty, secure young woman who lives in an affluent black family where everything seemed to be in its proper perspective. That is until the Young family arrive in her town. Amid issues of racism, drugs and teen problems, Love, Life and Beyond shows the reader another way at looking at life’s jarring troubles through the story of Anne, a racist from the South, who dies from a brain aneurism. After some time to reflect in the spiritual realm, Anne’s soul is ready for another trial on Earth— this time in the body of Nova: a black girl. Having no clue of her previous non-physical proclamation to transform their beliefs, a personal battle erupts when Trent and Nova are thrown together many times through distressing situations. Sonia gets involved with the wrong crowd and begins using drugs, and Nova is the only person capable of helping Brenda and her family. Trent resents her association with his family and like a smoldering volcano Trent and Nova reach their boiling point with venomous hate for one another—until something unforeseen happens and the impact of it alters all of their lives forever.

Life's Turned Upside Down

Author: Anne Stone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997069174

Category:

Page: N.A

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Gabriella Alvarez is the youngest of the Alvarez family. She's watched her best friend marry her brother and another brother find love. Deep down, she's looking for love, but she can't quite shake the college sweetheart that broke her heart. Dr. Ashton Holder works for the famous Alvarez practice. He and Gabriella have always clashed-she continues to see him only has the rough-edged doctor with no bedside manner, but he's really made strides to put this image behind him. When Gabriella discovers a secret from Ashton's past, though, she does her best to help him uncover something that will change his life forever, but a misunderstanding between them rocks him to the core. When he finally uncovers the secret, he must learn to put his past aside and try and move on with a future willed with hope and dreams. Life's Turned Upside Down is the third book in Anne Stone's Show Me series.