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A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

Title A Lucky Man
Author Jamel Brinkley
Publisher Graywolf Press
Release Date 2018-05-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781555979959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’Ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox

Title Lucky Man
Author Michael J. Fox
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2011-05-31
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781446408292
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - in fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. In this candid book, with his trademark ironic sensibility and sense of the absurd, he tells his life story - from his childhood in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television and, most importantly, the years in which - with the unswerving support of his wife, family and friends - he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He feels as if he is a very lucky man indeed.

Recollections Of A Lucky Man by Stanley Tollman

Title Recollections of a Lucky Man
Author Stanley Tollman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012
Category Businesspeople
Total Pages 560
ISBN 0957030916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lucky Man by Greg Lake

Title Lucky Man
Author Greg Lake
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2017-06-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781472126474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Greg Lake first won acclaim as lead vocalist, bass guitarist and producer when, together with Robert Fripp, he formed King Crimson. Their first album, the landmark In the Court of the Crimson King, co-produced by Greg, featured the iconic song '21st Century Schizoid Man'. King Crimson pioneered progressive rock and paved the way for many famous bands that followed, from Yes and Genesis to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. In 1970 Greg met fellow legend Keith Emerson during a North American tour; the two shared common bonds: European musical influences and a desire to reinterpret classical works while creating a new musical genre. After being introduced to drummer Carl Palmer, they formed the first progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer. To date ELP has sold over 50 million records. Lake produced Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Works Vol. 1 and 2, and two different live albums. All went platinum and featured a series of hit singles, most written and all sung by Lake. The three created a unique live theatrical performance which featured Emerson attacking his keyboards with knives, Palmer playing a 2.5 ton stainless steel kit and Lake performing on a £6,000 Persian rug which had its own roadie. One of their very first performances was at the historic Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 and they went on to headline California Jam, one of the biggest concerts of the 1970s, attended by 350,000 people. Probably the voice of his generation, Greg fronted the greatest rock supergroup of the 1970s but never held with the 'progressive' tag that attached itself to both the music and the excess. Lucky Man not only charts the highs and lows of a career in rock music but also reflects on the death of Keith Emerson last year, living with terminal cancer and the end of life. Greg can best be summed up by his now-famous line: 'Material wealth is a very fleeting pleasure ... when you can buy anything you want and do anything you want, you soon discover that you actually don't want any of it.'

Lucky Man Lucky Woman by Jack Driscoll

Title Lucky Man Lucky Woman
Author Jack Driscoll
Publisher Pushcart Press
Release Date 1998
Category Fiction
Total Pages 264
ISBN UOM:39015042822653
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The winner of Pushcart's Seventeenth Annual Editors' Book Award, a debut novel provides a incisive journey inside a marriage in crisis, as Perry Lafond, a nearly forty probation officer, finds himself struggling with a wife obsessed with having a baby and his attraction to the wife of a parolee he is supervising.

Shining by Robert Hillman

Title Shining
Author Robert Hillman
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-06-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781460703724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when he was only fifteen and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some sixty others,heading to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived in at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had survived. All alone in the world and desperate to find his family, Abdi couldn't stay in Kenya, so he turned around and undertook the dangerous journey back to Mogadishu. But the search was fruitless, and eventually Abdi made his way - alone, with no money in his pockets - to Romania, then to Germany, completely dependent on the kindess of strangers. He was just seventeen years old when he arrived in Melbourne. He had no English, no family or friends, no money, no home. Yet, against the odds, he not only survived, he thrived. Abdi went on to complete secondary education and later university. He became a youth worker, was acknowledged with the 2007 Victorian Refugee Recognition Award and was featured in the SBS second series of Go Back to Where You Came From. Despite what he has gone through, Abdi is a most inspiring man, who is constantly thankful for his life and what he has. Everything he has endured and achieved is testament to his quiet strength and courage, his resilience and most of all, his warm-hearted, shining and enduring optimism. 'Powerful and uplifting' Bookseller + Publisher 'Aden's odyssey belongs to our time ... Here is a man who counts his blessings and has an inspiring story to tell.' Sydney Morning Herald

Stan Lee S Lucky Man by Michael Gordon

Title Stan Lee s Lucky Man
Author Michael Gordon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category
Total Pages 120
ISBN 0995721912
Language English, Spanish, and French
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DI Harry Clayton is a detective in London's Murder Squad. Suffering from an addiction to gambling, Clayton becomes the recipient of an ancient bracelet after a night spent with the mysterious Eve. Although this bracelet grants him supernatural luck, it always comes at a price - and not always one he is willing to pay. After many unsuccessful attempts to remove the bracelet, Harry goes to his half brother Rich Clayton, hoping that he'll be able to shed some light on where the bracelet came from - and hopefully, how he can remove it.

Best Seat In The House by Robert Fulford

Title Best Seat in the House
Author Robert Fulford
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1988
Category Art critics
Total Pages 260
ISBN 0002154382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lucky Man by Ben Tanzer

Title Lucky Man
Author Ben Tanzer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 246
ISBN 1450789064
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 2007 Ben Tanzer's first novel, Lucky Man was released by Manx Media. Now, in time for the book's fifth anniversary, ADP is pleased to bring one of our favorite writers' debut back to print. Told from the points of view of four friends, Lucky Man is a quintessentially American tale of friendship, growing-up, and the role of luck in both (and everything else). Between the sex, drugs, death, and road trips, Tanzer's first novel becomes a time machine back to the reader's own youth. As the first release in ADP's new imprint, Antler Editions, the 5th Anniversary Edition of Lucky Man includes a new foreword and archival materials making it the definitive version of the novel that first brought Tanzer's voice to the reading public.

I M A Lucky Guy by Joseph Frederick Cullman

Title I m a Lucky Guy
Author Joseph Frederick Cullman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 194
ISBN 0934037485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Letter To A Lucky Man by Thomas Jobling

Title A Letter to a Lucky Man
Author Thomas Jobling
Publisher Book Reality Experience
Release Date 2020-10-28
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0648949613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Musings Of A Lucky Man by Ernest John Mann

Title The Musings of a Lucky Man
Author Ernest John Mann
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category
Total Pages 143
ISBN OCLC:1043386716
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Heads Of The Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Title Heads of the Colored People
Author Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2018-04-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781501168017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*Winner of the PEN Open Book Award* *Winner of the Whiting Award* *Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award and Aspen Words Literary Prize* *Nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize* *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize and Los Angeles Times Book Prize* Included in Best Books of 2018 Lists from Refinery29, NPR, The Root, HuffPost, Vanity Fair, Bustle, Chicago Tribune, PopSugar, and The Undefeated. In one of the season’s most acclaimed works of fiction—longlisted for the National Book Award and winner of the PEN Open Book Award—Nafissa Thompson-Spires offers “a firecracker of a book...a triumph of storytelling: intelligent, acerbic, and ingenious” (Financial Times). Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with race, identity politics, and the contemporary middle class in this “vivid, fast, funny, way-smart, and verbally inventive” (George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo) collection. Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous—two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids’ backpacks—while others are devastatingly poignant. In the title story, when a cosplayer, dressed as his favorite anime character, is mistaken for a violent threat the consequences are dire; in another story, a teen struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with so-called black culture. Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires “has taken the best of what Toni Cade Bambara, Morgan Parker, and Junot Díaz do plus a whole lot of something we’ve never seen in American literature, blended it all together...giving us one of the finest short-story collections” (Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division).

Title The Best American Short Stories 2018
Author Roxane Gay
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2018-10-02
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781328506672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Best-selling, award-winning, pop culture powerhouse Roxane Gay guest edits this year’s Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction. “I am looking for the artful way any given story is conveyed,” writes Roxane Gay in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2018, “but I also love when a story has a powerful message, when a story teaches me something about the world.” The artful, profound, and sometimes funny stories Gay chose for the collection transport readers from a fraught family reunion to an immigration detention center, from a psychiatric hospital to a coed class sleepover in a natural history museum. We meet a rebellious summer camper, a Twitter addict, and an Appalachian preacher—all characters and circumstances that show us what we “need to know about the lives of others.”

Title What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Author Lesley Nneka Arimah
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-04-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780735211049
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE WINNER OF THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE LEONARD PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE NYPL'S YOUNG LION'S FICTION AWARD Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Southern Living, Electric Literature, The Root, The Guardian, Bustle, Thrillist, and Publisher's Weekly A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her.

Lucky Per by Henrik Pontoppidan

Title Lucky Per
Author Henrik Pontoppidan
Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date 2010
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 558
ISBN 143311092X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lucky Per, written at the turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century (1898-1904), has never before been translated into English, although its author, Henrik Pontoppidan, won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1917 together with his Danish countryman Karl Adolph Gjellerup. Indeed, Pontoppidan's novel was singled out by writers like Thomas Mann and Georg Lucács as seminal in modern world literature. Lucky Per sweeps through every social, religious, literary, and philosophical circle of the 1890s, through the politics of city power brokers, the engineering of new technology, the alien correctives of provincial complacency by the ecumenical culture and complex of Copenhagen's Jewish set, the victims of the Russian pogroms, and the cosmopolitan chastisement imported from the European capitals by the self-exiled Georg Brandes, Danish critic of huge influence and presence, and a character in the novel. The contrast between the Danish capital and provinces is matched by that between Copenhagen and Berlin. The Austrian Alps are host to a clash between a form of progressive post-Darwinian naturalism and conservative Christianity, whereas Italy mediates between comparative morality and the classical and contemporary worlds. Pontoppidan dramatically incorporates the perspectives of the makers of early modernism, such as Brandes, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Ibsen, biblical prophets, and Bohemian artists. Trolls from Scandinavian fairy tales haunt the novel's realism without ever letting them bully or appropriate either the life of the fiction or the life of the protagonist from his childhood as the son of a strict Lutheran pastor through the passionate sorrows and joys that led him to his full maturity. It is a rich and riveting work of moral, metaphysical, psychological, philosophical, and literary complexity and depth, carried by a large, varied, vivid, and vibrant cast of characters of all classes and persuasions.

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title The Thing Around Your Neck
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher Knopf Canada
Release Date 2010-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780307375230
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the United States. In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman, and the young mother at the centre of “Imitation” finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Adichie’s prodigious literary powers. From the Hardcover edition.

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Title Lucky Jim
Author Kingsley Amis
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780141958040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim was published in 1954, and is a hilarious satire of British university life. Jim Dixon is bored by his job as a medieval history lecturer. His days are only improved by pulling faces behind the backs of his superiors as he tries desperately to survive provincial bourgeois society, an unbearable 'girlfriend' and petty humiliation at the hands of Professor Welch. Lucky Jim is one of the most famous and influential of all British post-War novels.

Lucky Man by Matthew Etherington

Title Lucky Man
Author Matthew Etherington
Publisher Michael Joseph
Release Date 2018-03-15
Category
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0718183266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You have money burning a hole in your pocket. You have more free time than you know what to do with. And your whole life is geared around winning. What do you do with your cash? For former premier league footballer Matt Etherington, he, like many of his peers, gambled. But what started as harmless entertainment spiralled into a vortex of depression and debt, almost destroying his marriage, his career and himself. Exposing the intense pressures of the premiership in a way that's never before been shared, Matt's story also shows how, in life, there's always a second half.

Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox

Title Lucky Man
Author Michael J. Fox
Publisher Random House Australia
Release Date 2011-08-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781742745886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A funny, warm and moving account of his battle with Parkinson’s disease by the internationally beloved star of Spin City, Family Ties and Back to the Future. 'The ten years since my diagnosis have been the best ten years of my life and I consider myself a lucky man' -- Michael J. Fox When Michael J. Fox announced to the world that he had Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological condition, he had been secretly fighting it for almost ten years. By the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Far from being bitter about being forced into retirement at the height of his career, he considers himself a lucky man. With the same energy, passion and humour he invests in his performances, Fox recounts the incredible story of his life-changing experiences - and what Parkinson's has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, his family, and the opportunity to help find a cure.