Biuro kotów znalezionych to opowieść o życiu i rozterkach współczesnej kociary - od pierwszego stopnia zakocenia do założenia własnego domu tymczasowego.
Autorka, u zarania tego przedsięwzięcia, nie była kocim ekspertem. Owszem, koty lubiła i była wrażliwa na ich niedolę – nie miała jednak pojęcia jak funkcjonują schroniska, fundacje czy azyle dla zwierząt. Wiele musiała się nauczyć. Za sprawą innych, bardziej doświadczonych wolontariuszy, kociąt „na odchowanie” oraz Szarej, Ośki i Artura zostaje wprowadzona w tajniki bycia łapaczką, karmicielką, kocią opiekunką, zastępczą mamą. I pomyśleć, że wszystko zaczęło się od kichnięcia...
Anyone who knows Puck Tanner thinks he has it all... Fame, money, and unmatched skills on the ice... But he wants one thing more than any of that... Dani. He screwed up any chance with his stepsister years ago, and she's spent he last ten years trying to erase him from her memory... And her fantasies... With Puck forcing his way back into her life, Dani can't decide what she's more afraid of... The Puck she used to know...
Or her own deepest desires...
When Griffen, Corey, and Amanda get lost in the Maine woods and stumble upon a zombie camp, one of them becomes a zombie and the other two must rescue him.
This insightful collection is the perfect gift for Michael Morpurgo fans who want to understand how writing works and where stories begin. Revealing essays from Michael about more than twenty of his most popular novels are combined with key extracts from his books along with historical context and illuminating background information from Michael’s brother Mark. Stunning illustrations from Michael Foreman, photographs and facsimiles complete the immersive experience.
“The narrating voice in Living Room is insistent but quiet, though it sometimes achieves loudness without any apparent effort. At other times it seems to continue in the -reader’s mind even after stopping for the day.
It is an important new presence, faintly disturbing and endly attractive.”—John Ashbery Readers may be voyeurs, but the subtler gifts are not for the fast glancers. Take a good slow second look at Geoff Bouvier’s Living Room . . . bravura performances, both accessible and elegant, both immediate and subtle, both hilarious and serious. . . . With virtuoso reversals, switches of vantage, changes of scale, inside-outings, they accomplish metaphysical, not only physical, effects.—from the introduction by Heather McHugh Each of Geoff Bouvier’s prose poems brims with industry and rest attention, and the dramas they contain are manifold. Here a solitary mind and there a whole social sphere are cross-sectioned for observation at moments rife with emotional collisions—awesome tediums, mad reliefs. In style and substance, Living Room enacts the urgency one feels to stretch out against cramped quarters.
Introduced by Heather McHugh. From Savings Plan To save things, collect them in an unremarkable place—behind a row of history books, in the corner of the garage—where you wouldn’t usually look. Then forget about these things completely. When you remember what you’re saving—a photograph of an ex, the fattening candy bars—but forget where you’re saving it, you may worry, even curse yourself. But remember how this is your plan, and how the plan is succeeding. The savings are protected, hidden away, even if you can’t find them until many days after a rainy day. Geoff Bouvier holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and from Bard College. He lives in San Diego, where he waits tables at Tapenade Restaurant and publishes journalistic prose with the San Diego Reader.
Joining the Party: In a small town, secrets are hard to keep. But when photojournalist, Cassie Hawks, comes home to Lucky Springs, no one says a word about what her neighbors have been up to while she's been away. Noises next door draw her to peep on a sex party that enthralls her. The passion, the openness and the multicultural mix inspire and arouse her- the home owners most of all. The sexy Meriwether men tempt her into a private party, and she's hooked. They willingly help her with her photography and keep her coming back for more. But can she stay put and get on board with their big sex parties? - Birthday Party Surprise: Turning thirty-five isn't easy for Jessica. Most of her life is going fine, but her love life has been in a holding pattern. Tired of waiting, it's Jessica's turn to go a little wild and her friends help arrange it. One night, one fantasy, and four sexy men make for a happy birthday! The urge to repeat the fun haunts her, but when she finds out exactly who her mystery lovers were-all the rules change. Four men she loves want more than friendship or sex. They become caught in a web of passionate love that can't be denied. The quad of hunks wants to share her and each other every night. Her patience paid off times four, but can this traditional girl commit to group love? - Red Hot Party: Being secretly in love with your brother's boyfriend's sister is problematic enough, but when Hamilton Meriwether is caught at a sex party by that same beautiful woman, he's got some explaining to do. Lolly Martinez grew up sheltered, but being an EMT and working with the brave firemen of Lucky Springs gets her away from her overprotective family.
Wanting Ham was nothing new, but suddenly, she has a chance to act on all her fantasies with him and a couple of other volunteers Lolly thought were just friends who haunted her naughty dreams. The three hot firemen want her body tied to the fire pole and a lot more. But deep feelings and family pressure complicate the fun for the quad. Risking their lives for each other has always been part of the jobs, but now it's their hearts on the line, and that might be the most dangerous situation of all.