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Title The Getaway Car A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Byliner, Inc
Release Date 2011-08-25
Category Education
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781614520115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The journey from the head to the hand is perilous and lined with bodies. It is the road on which nearly everyone who wants to write-and many of the people who do write-get lost." So writes Ann Patchett in "The Getaway Car," a wry, wisdom-packed memoir of her life as a writer. Here, for the first time, one of America's most celebrated authors ("State of Wonder," "Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty"), talks at length about her literary career-the highs and the lows-and shares advice on the craft and art of writing. In this fascinating look at the development of a novelist, we meet Patchett's mentors (Allan Gurganas, Grace Paley, Russell Banks), see where she made wrong turns (poetry), and learn how she gets the pages written (an unromantic process of pure hard work). Woven through engaging anecdotes from Patchett's life are lessons about writing that offer an inside peek into the storytelling process and provide a blueprint for anyone wanting to give writing a serious try. The bestselling author gives pointers on everything from finding ideas to constructing a plot to combating writer's block. More than that, she conveys the joys and rewards of a life spent reading and writing. "What I like about the job of being a novelist, and at the same time what I find so exhausting about it, is that it's the closest thing to being God that you're ever going to get," she writes. "All of the decisions are yours. You decide when the sun comes up. You decide who gets to fall in love..." In this Byliner Original, "The Getaway Car" is a delightful autobiography-cum-user's guide that appeals to both aspiring writers and anyone who loves a great story. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ann Patchett is the author of eight books, including "Bel Canto," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year and has been translated into more than thirty languages. Her most recent novel, "State of Wonder," is a "New York Times" bestseller. She is working on a collection of essays.

The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett

Title The Getaway Car
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Byliner Originals
Release Date 2011-08-29
Category Education
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1614520666
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The journey from the head to the hand is perilous and lined with bodies. It is the road on which nearly everyone who wants to write-and many of the people who do write-get lost."So writes Ann Patchett in "The Getaway Car", a wry, wisdom-packed memoir of her life as a writer. Here, for the first time, one of America's most celebrated authors ("State of Wonder", "Bel Canto", "Truth and Beauty"), talks at length about her literary career-the highs and the lows-and shares advice on the craft and art of writing. In this fascinating look at the development of a novelist, we meet Patchett's mentors (Allan Gurganas, Grace Paley, Russell Banks), see where she made wrong turns (poetry), and learn how she gets the pages written (an unromantic process of pure hard work). Woven through engaging anecdotes from Patchett's life are lessons about writing that offer an inside peek into the storytelling process and provide a blueprint for anyone wanting to give writing a serious try. The bestselling author gives pointers on everything from finding ideas to constructing a plot to combating writer's block. More than that, she conveys the joys and rewards of a life spent reading and writing. "What I like about the job of being a novelist, and at the same time what I find so exhausting about it, is that it's the closest thing to being God that you're ever going to get," she writes. "All of the decisions are yours. You decide when the sun comes up. You decide who gets to fall in love..."In this Byliner Original by the new digital publisher Byliner, "The Getaway Car" is a delightful autobiography-cum-user's guide that appeals to both inspiring writers and anyone who loves a great story.

The Getaway Car by Donald E. Westlake

Title The Getaway Car
Author Donald E. Westlake
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2014-09-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9780226121956
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“This is a book for everyone, anyone who likes mystery novels or good writing or wit and passion and intelligence.”—The New York Times Over the course of a fifty-year career, Donald E. Westlake published nearly one hundred books, including two long-running series starring the hard-hitting Parker and the hapless John Dortmunder. With The Getaway Car, we get our first glimpse of another side of Westlake the writer: what he did when he wasn’t busy making stuff up. Mixing previously published pieces, many little seen, with never-before-published material found in Westlake’s working files, this compendium offers a clear picture of the man behind the books—including his thoughts on his own work and that of his peers, mentors, and influences. It opens with revealing (and funny) fragments from an unpublished autobiography, then goes on to offer an extended history of private eye fiction, a conversation among Westlake’s numerous pen names, letters to friends and colleagues, interviews, appreciations of fellow writers, and much, much more. There’s even a recipe for Sloth à la Dortmunder. Really. “A must-have for Westlake fans.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “This book doesn’t disappoint…Westlake was a hugely entertaining and witty writer. Whether he is writing a letter to his editor or about the history of his genre, he remains true to his definition of what makes a great writer: ‘passion, plus craft.’”—The Guardian “[A] valuable collection.”—Toronto Star Includes a foreword by Lawrence Block

I Ll Bring The Getaway Car by Pun Publishing

Title I ll Bring the Getaway Car
Author Pun Publishing
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-03-28
Category
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9798631737327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Features: 120 blank, wide-lined white pages Duo-Sided, lined paper, with line at top for date entry 6" x 9" dimensions. Perfect size for your desk, tote bag, backpack, or purse at school, home, and work For use as a notebook, journal, diary, or composition book Perfectly suited for taking notes, writing, organizing lists, brainstorming, or journaling The perfect gift for kids and adults on any gift giving occasion

Title This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781408842409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.

The Getaway Man by Andrew H. Vachss

Title The Getaway Man
Author Andrew H. Vachss
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2003
Category Fiction
Total Pages 193
ISBN 9781400031191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Former car thief and ex-con Eddie takes on a new job as a getaway driver for J.C., a big-time heist artist, a career that could lead to a profitable future, until Eddie encounters J.C.'s gorgeous girlfriend, Vonda. Original. 25,000 first printing.

On The Run by Alice Goffman

Title On the Run
Author Alice Goffman
Publisher Picador
Release Date 2015-04-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781250065674
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system, but for their family members and working neighbors. Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age. In the course of her research, she became roommates with Mike and Chuck, two friends trying to make ends meet between low wage jobs and the drug trade. Like many in the neighborhood, Mike and Chuck were caught up in a cycle of court cases, probation sentences, and low level warrants, with no clear way out. We observe their girlfriends and mothers enduring raids and interrogations, "clean" residents struggling to go to school and work every day as the cops chase down neighbors in the streets, and others eking out a living by providing clean urine, fake documents, and off the books medical care. This fugitive world is the hidden counterpoint to mass incarceration, the grim underside of our nation's social experiment in punishing Black men and their families. While recognizing the drug trade's damage, On The Run reveals a justice system gone awry: it is an exemplary work of scholarship highlighting the failures of the War on Crime, and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it. "A remarkable feat of reporting . . . The level of detail in this book and Goffman's ability to understand her subjects' motivations are astonishing—and riveting."—The New York Times Book Review

Title History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries Myths and Rumors Revealed
Author Matt Stone
Publisher Motorbooks
Release Date 2012-11-05
Category Transportation
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781610586597
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago. Did you know that after James Dean’s death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, parts of the car were sold off, and said parts then cursed their new owners? Or did they? Did you know Bonnie and Clyde stole Ford V-8s almost exclusively as getaway cars because they were the fastest cars of their day? Or that Clyde Barrow wrote Henry Ford a “thank-you” note for building the cars that made escaping his bank heists so successful? NASCAR has been the source of countless myths and legends. Did you know, for example, that a monkey by the name of Jocko Flocko once won a Grand National race? (Hall of Fame driver Tim Flock helped.) Or that one of the most famous stock cars in NASCAR lore—a Chevelle built by legendary rules-bender Smokey Yunick—never actually turned a lap on a racetrack? Did you ever hear the one about the 1964 Impala that flew into a cliff—at 350 miles per hour—in the Arizona desert, thereby winning the inaugural Darwin Award? How about the Ford Pinto that flew like a bird? Or the 68-horsepower Hyundai Excel that maxed out at 115 miles per hour while speeding Rodney King to a rendezvous that would eventually lead to the L.A. Riots? What was the first car to break the sound barrier? Who won the first Indy 500? What kind of car was dancer Isadora Duncan in when she was killed? What car performed the most spectacular stunt in the James Bond movie oeuvre? In all of these cases, the answers may not be what you think. These are just a few of the automotive world’s crazy stories, mysteries, myths, and legends. History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed compiles a juicy selection covering subjects from racing to automakers, crime to pop culture, and historical to modern day. Read it and be amazed!

Hostage by Alex Kropp

Title Hostage
Author Alex Kropp
Publisher High Interest Publishing Inc.
Release Date 2012
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 83
ISBN 1926847296
Language English, Spanish, and French
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12-16 yrs.

Bond Vs Bond by Paul Simpson

Title Bond Vs Bond
Author Paul Simpson
Publisher Race Point Pub
Release Date 2015-10-20
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781631060007
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The first book to explore the artistic legacy left by the James Bond franchise. Comics, television shows, radio serials, novels, and of course, the record-breaking sequence of films starring a multitude of actors who stepped into the role of 007.

Title The Patron Saint of Liars
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2011-04-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780547548401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald). St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth's extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose's past won't be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth's; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

The Bonnot Gang by Richard Parry

Title The Bonnot Gang
Author Richard Parry
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-07-01
Category History
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1629631434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the story of the infamous Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, and as bank expropriators the inventors of the motorized "getaway.” It is the story of how the anarchist taste for illegality developed into illegalism--the theory that theft is liberating in itself. And how a number of young anarchists met in Paris in the years before the First World War, determined to live their lives to the full, regardless of the consequences. Paris in 1911 was a city of riots, strikes, and savage repression of the working class. A stronghold of foreign exiles and homegrown revolutionaries, it was also the base of l’anarchie, the outspoken individualist weekly. L’anarchie drew together people for whom crime and revolution went hand in hand. There was Victor Kibalchich (later known as Victor Serge), whose inflammatory articles would put him on trial with the rest. Then there was the gang itself: Victor’s childhood friend Raymond-La-Science, the tuberculous André Soudy, the serious-minded René Valet, Simentoff the southerner, and lastly the prime motivators of the group--the remorseless Octave Garnier and the experienced Jules Bonnot. Their robberies, daring and violent, would give them a lasting notoriety in France. Their deaths, as spectacular as their lives, would make them a legend among revolutionaries the world over. Extensively researched and fully illustrated with rare period photos, drawings, and maps, this updated edition is the best account of the Bonnot Gang to appear in any language.

Love Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles

Title Love Ruby Lavender
Author Deborah Wiles
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2002-08-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 200
ISBN 0547351925
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ruby Lavender used to have a good life. She and her grandmother, Miss Eula, were inseparable--they even drove the getaway car together for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse! But this summer, Miss Eula will be in Hawaii, and Ruby's sure it'll be a lonely, empty, horrible season without her. What happens instead? Ruby makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally stops blaming herself for her grandfather's death.

The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald

Title The Getaway Girls
Author Dee MacDonald
Publisher Bookouture
Release Date 2018-07-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9781786814784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Title State of Wonder
Author Ann Patchett
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-06-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781408818596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Heart of Darkness meets The Poisonwood Bible in the most ambitious and mesmeric book yet from the Orange prize-winning author of Bel Canto.

Design Your Next Chapter by Debbie Travis

Title Design Your Next Chapter
Author Debbie Travis
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2020-03-31
Category
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735274785
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A few years ago, Lancashire-born Debbie Travis dared to dream about a whole new direction in life - a plan to turn a 13th-century farmhouse in Tuscany into a unique hotel and retreat for people who need change. Her new book draws directly on her own experiences and the uplifting stories of personal u-turns shared by women who have come to her retreats. Debbie's 'commandments' will inspire anyone who has lost track of who they are or what they want to be; anyone who finds themselves standing at a crossroads wondering 'What s next for me?'

Title The Big Sibling Getaway
Author Korrie Leer
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9780807528327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First came the boxes. Then the baby. Then the loud, nonstop crying! Desperate to get away, new big sister Cassie climbs into one of the empty boxes and sets off. She drives, she sails, and she soars...but she still hears whimpers. How far will Cassie have to go to finally get some peace and quiet? Perfect for families with new babies, this imaginative picture book lets big siblings escape—and makes them want to come back.

The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman

Title The Juvie Three
Author Gordon Korman
Publisher Scholastic Canada
Release Date 2013-02-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1443124680
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gecko doesn't want to go back to Juvenile Detention, but trouble somehow always finds him... Graham "Gecko" Fosse drove the getaway car for a robbery he didn't even know was going down. But that doesn't keep him out of Juvie - the worst place he has ever been. It's a place where its inmates, some convicted teenage killers, could easily write an encyclopedia on how to inflict pain. Thankfully, do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up, giving Gecko a chance to swap the slammer for a halfway house lived in by two other young criminals. There are just three crucial conditions - the three boys must stay in school and out of trouble, all while staying on Social Services' good side. Or else it's back to Juvie for all of them. But Terence seems bent on getting himself into trouble - the boys catch him sneaking down the fire escape, off to pull another heist. If only their fight hadn't gotten physical and Healy hadn't wound up in the hospital with amnesia. If only Gecko wasn't falling for a girl whose dad's best friend was the Deputy Police chief. And that's just the beginning of their problems. One thing's for certain: if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last...

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Title Clean Getaway
Author Nic Stone
Publisher Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2020-01-07
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781984892997
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations. How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma: Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either. Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home. What Not to Bring: A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all costs. Even when G'ma starts acting stranger than usual. Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with this New York Times bestseller and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--his G'ma included. "Truly a delight." -Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Newbery Medal winner Bud, Not Buddy

The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos

Title The Man Who Came Uptown
Author George Pelecanos
Publisher Mulholland Books
Release Date 2018-09-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780316479813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos' novel, one of the best mysteries of 2018 (Publishers Weekly), an ex-offender must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him another path. Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison's librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael's trial. Outside, Michael encounters a Washington, D.C. that has changed a lot during his time locked up. Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops. But what hasn't changed is the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what's right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control. Smart and fast-paced, The Man Who Came Uptown brings Washington, D.C. to life in a high-stakes story of tough choices.