This funny 2021 wall calendar is great for anyone in your life who gets a laugh out of random objects starring at them! Great for white elephants, secret Santa's, or anyone else on your list who could use a laugh! - 8.5 x 17 inches when open - funny office decor or gift for co-workers - 12 full color photos
This funny 2021 wall calendar is great for anyone in your life who gets a laugh out of random objects starring at them!
Author: Charming Calendars
From the mind of a psychologist comes a taut and chilling domestic thriller with a double twist that will leave you reeling. **One of Cosmopolitan's 13 of the best books to read this summer 2021** "A wonderful storyteller" Chris Whitaker "Wonderfully creepy, twisty and compelling" Karen Hamilton "Masterfully paced and hauntingly written" Anna Bailey "Gets under your skin" Jo Spain "I couldn't put it down" Sarah Ward At first it's the lie that hurts. A voicemail from her husband tells Sara he's arrived at the holiday cabin. Then a call from his friend confirms he never did. She tries to carry on as normal, teasing out her clients' deepest fears, but as the hours stretch out, her own begin to surface. And when the police finally take an interest, they want to know why Sara deleted that voicemail. To get to the root of Sigurd's disappearance, Sara must question everything she knows about her relationship. Could the truth about what happened be inside her head? Translated from the Norwegian by Alison McCullough
One is labelled RANDOM STUFF, SIGURD , and it looks promising. ... and eyes half-closed in an unaccustomed drunkenness that still afflicts them to this day; ...
Author: Helene Flood
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Dead Man’s Luggage By: Kristin Rux “Fear makes people live lives they regret.” The regular guy paused significantly, “Do you regret your life, Jeff?” Jeff seemed to be the quintessential male of society: generous, avid reader, and notable traveler. The truth? He deceived and accomplished little more than the accumulation of material belongings. Now in death, Jeff is forced to watch as his beloved possessions get redistributed to complete strangers, triggering him to take an introspective journey into the life he allowed to be dictated by fear. Join Jeff on this tumultuous adventure of acceptance, courage, strength, and, ultimately, the justification of his life.
Random stuff would be fun to go through and might be able to distract her from ... Andi did not have to check her calendar to know she worked every day for ...
Author: Kristin Rux
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Twenty-year-old Leon travels to South Korea to spend a month of the summer with his boisterous older brother Joey, an English teacher who's been living in the country for the past three years. Leon is thrown headfirst into Joey's world, which mostly consists of smoking and drinking soju with his two housemates, fellow teachers Justin and Frank, both of whom seem to have lost sight of why they ever came to Korea in the first place. Tensions rise as Frank's detachment from Korean society bubbles into frustration and resentment towards its people, while Leon begins to see an unfamiliar side to his brother.
His glassy eyes look right through me. 'Was it what?' 'Was it cool for... taking ... I took a tonne of pictures just of random signs and stuff like that.
Author: N.J. Boyes
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a “delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir”* about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they’re both desperate to find. *Simone St. James, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel 1970s, Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing: the latest issue of Secret Romance. While student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger. Her next-door neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, seems to live a life of intrigue and romance that Maite envies. When Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman—and journeying deeper into Leonora’s secret life of student radicals and dissidents. Meanwhile, someone else is also looking for Leonora at the behest of his boss, a shadowy figure who commands goon squads dedicated to squashing political activists. Elvis is an eccentric criminal who longs to escape his own life: He loathes violence and loves old movies and rock ’n’ roll. But as Elvis searches for the missing woman, he watches Maite from a distance—and comes to regard her as a kindred spirit who shares his love of music and the unspoken loneliness of his heart. Now as Maite and Elvis come closer to discovering the truth behind Leonora’s disappearance, they can no longer escape the danger that threatens to consume their lives, with hitmen, government agents, and Russian spies all aiming to protect Leonora’s secrets—at gunpoint. Velvet Was the Night is an edgy, simmering historical novel for lovers of smoky noirs and anti-heroes.
I have one more thing to ask. ... I'm trying to figure stuff here. ... He ate at a random tortería and stared at the calendar taped behind the counter ...
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Del Rey
The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose? “Kate Bowler is the only one we can trust to tell us the truth.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely? Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. We are, she finds, as fragile as the day we were born. With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there’s no cure for being human.
I closed my eyes and thought of the last time I was here, in this hospital, ... I rummage around the things that the nurses had left within ...
Author: Kate Bowler
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'I adore this book! ... An Experiment in Leisure shows us the burning, intense, messy beauty of youth and what it means to be alive' Maxine Peake 'Can I get a refund?' I asked the bus driver. 'You taking the piss, love?' It's January 2015, and Grace is supposed to have what she wants. She's swapped West Yorkshire for north London, her accent carefully edited and with a Cambridge degree under her belt. Her friends drink beer out of artful tins. She makes flat whites for people with berets. She's found a psychoanalyst. But this fantasy of metropolitan cool is turning out to be more costly than she thought, and Grace is running out of credit. Painfully adrift from her mother and twin sister and trying desperately both to forget her roots and disown her ambition, she's lost and confused in the face of complicated crises of identity, class, sex and geography. She finds herself fleeing up and down a country on the verge of an intractable schism, and begins to reckon with her own divisions. Can she find a life amid these contradictions? Can she remember how to love? 'A dizzying yet powerful read' Claire-Louise Bennett
There he was, gazing with his head slightly bowed and his big dark eyes, ... He had her calendar every year and her postcard taped on the inside of the ...
Author: Anna Glendenning
Publisher: Random House
Mothering under normal circumstances takes all you have to give. But what happens when your child is disabled, and sacrificing all you've got and more is the only hope for a decent future? Full of rage and resilience, duty and love, Ashley Bristowe delivers a mother's voice like no other we've heard. When their second child, Alexander, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, doctors tell Ashley Bristowe and her husband that the boy won't walk, or even talk--that he is profoundly disabled. Stunned and reeling, Ashley researches a disorder so new it's just been named--Kleefstra Syndrome--and she finds little hope and a maze of obstacles. Then she comes across the US-based "Institutes," which have been working to improve the lives of brain-injured children for decades. Recruiting volunteers, organizing therapy, juggling a million tests and appointments, even fundraising as the family falls deep into debt, Ashley devotes years of 24/7 effort to running an impossibly rigorous diet and therapy programme for their son with the hope of saving his life, and her own. The ending is happy: he will never be a "normal" boy, but Alexander talks, he walks, he swims, he plays the piano (badly) and he goes to school. This victory isn't clean and it's far from pretty; the personal toll on Ashley is devastating. "It takes a village," people say, but too much of their village is uncomfortable with her son's difference, the therapy regimen's demands and the family's bottomless need. The health and provincial services bureaucracy set them a maddening set of hoops to jump through, showing how disabled children and their families languish because of criminally low expectations about what can be done to help. My Own Blood is an uplifting story, but it never shies away from the devastating impact of a baby that science couldn't predict and medicine couldn't help. It's the story of a woman who lost everything she'd once been--a professional, an optimist, a joker, a capable adult--in sacrifice to her son. An honest account of a woman's life turned upside down.
He lifts my hand with both of his, looks me in the eyes: “I love you. ... “I have a thing this morning where I am the expert and they want me and they're ...
Author: Ashley Bristowe
Publisher: Random House Canada
Category: Family & Relationships
A brand-new epic fantasy adventure set in the beloved world of the Demon Cycle, following a new generation of heroes, from New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett “Heart-wrenching, smart, and modern . . . The Desert Prince has set a new standard for fantasy.”—Wesley Chu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The War Arts Saga Fifteen years have passed since the end of the war with demons, creatures of darkness who have hunted the night and plagued humanity since time out of mind. The heroes of humanity’s hour of need have become legend, and those who remain struggle to escape their shadows. Olive Paper and Darin Bales have grown up in this new peaceful world. Demons have been all but destroyed, but dangers still lurk for the children of heroes. Olive, Princess of Hollow, has her entire life planned out by her mother, Duchess Leesha Paper: a steady march on a checklist to prepare her for succession. The more her mother writes the script, the more Olive rails against playing the parts she is assigned. Darin faces challenges of a different kind. Though free to choose his own path, the weight of legacy hangs heavy around his shoulders. It isn’t easy being the son of the man people say saved the world. Everyone expects greatness from Darin, but the only thing he’s ever been great at is hiding. But when Olive and Darin step across the wards one night, they learn the demons are not all gone, and those that remain hunger for revenge. Events are set in motion that only prophecy can foresee as Olive and Darin seek to find their own places in the world in time to save it again.
... since before the calendar of my mother's people even begins. ... Instead, they were beheaded, eyes gouged out, brains scrambled and pulled through the ...
Author: Peter V. Brett
Publisher: Del Rey
There are Scaredy Cats everywhere . . . it's just that YOU can't see them. Only cats can see a Scaredy Cat. When shelter cats Pasha and Poop move in with their new human family, they find themselves up against a ghostly bully. Scaredy Cat demands they follow his rules or he'll cause all kinds of trouble - knock over lamps, spill kitty litter, and even get them shipped back to the animal shelter! But Pasha and Poop are stubborn and rebellious. They won't follow the Scaredy Cat's ridiculous rules like all of the other pets on the block. Together, they set out to find the truth behind who the Scaredy Cat really is, and how they can end his mischief-making for good.
His eyes were glowing bright orange. He was not a happy camper. “Hello, Poop. ... “Golly, I had it on my calendar for tonight...” Scaredy Cat bristled.
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A novelist discovers the dark side of Hollywood and reckons with ambition, corruption, and connectedness in the age of environmental collapse and ecological awakening—a darkly unsettling near-future novel for readers of Don DeLillo and Ottessa Moshfegh ONE OF SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS: The Wall Street Journal • Time • Vulture • Parade • LitHub “A darkly satirical reflection of ecological reality.”—Time “Magnificent and stunning.”—Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation and Hummingbird Salamander “Wildly entertaining and beautifully written.”—LitHub East Coast novelist Patrick Hamlin has come to Hollywood with simple goals in mind: overseeing the production of a film adaptation of one of his books, preventing starlet Cassidy Carter's disruptive behavior from derailing said production, and turning this last-ditch effort at career resuscitation into the sort of success that will dazzle his wife and daughter back home. But California is not as he imagined: Drought, wildfire, and corporate corruption are omnipresent, and the company behind a mysterious new brand of synthetic water seems to be at the root of it all. Patrick partners with Cassidy—after having been her reluctant chauffeur for weeks—and the two of them investigate the sun-scorched city's darker crevices, where they discover that catastrophe resembles order until the last possible second. In this often-witty and all-too-timely story, Alexandra Kleeman grapples with the corruption of our environment in the age of alternative facts. Something New Under the Sun is a meticulous and deeply felt accounting of our very human anxieties, liabilities, dependencies, and, ultimately, responsibility to truth.
“ How long have you been drinking this WAT - R stuff ? ... He pulls out his phone and scrolls through the calendar app , going back one year , then two .
Author: Alexandra Kleeman
What lines would you cross to save someone you love? Filled with the kinds of impossible choices that made the TV show Weeds such a hit, this compelling drama asks to what lengths an avid rule-follower will go in order to save her family--and the answer involves "growing" in surprising directions. Sixteen-year-old Honor Augustine never set out to become a felon. As an academic all-star, avid recycler, and dedicated daughter to her PTSD-afflicted father, she's always been the literal embodiment of her name. Coloring inside the lines is what keeps Honor's chaotic existence orderly. But when she discovers her father's VA benefits drying up, coupled with a terrifying bank letter threatening the family's greenhouse business--Honor vows to find a solution. She just doesn't expect to spot it on the dry erase board of English lit--"Nature's first green is gold." The quote by Frost becomes the seed of an idea. An idea that--with patience and care--could germinate into a means of survival. Maybe marijuana could be more than the medicinal plant that helps quiet her father's demons. Maybe, it could save them all.
“ Fifty bucks says Mrs. Amelia Rotterdack has a cat calendar on the fridge ... I roll my eyes . ... But you should come , you know , do human - y stuff .
Author: Darcy Woods
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
SELECTED AND WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY TESSA HADLEY A teacher dreams of killing her pupil. A man walks into a ladies' hat shop. A ruined family sells their belongings. A girl shares her secret den. Spanning the 1920s to the post-war years, this new selection brings Elizabeth Bowen's finest short stories together for the first time. Elegant and subtle, they showcase Bowen's ability to evoke ineffable emotions - grief, nostalgia, self-consciousness, dread - and combine remarkable psychological insight with vivid settings, from the countryside of Bowen's native Ireland to the streets of her London home after the Blitz. Encompassing characters from many walks of life and a vast array of moods, these are intricate journeys of domesticity and discovery, of the homely and uncanny, of the mind and body.
'It's just like on a calendar,' she said. She sat on the bed, with her tongue feeling ... 'Oh, what pretty clothes and things,' said Eunice deprecatingly.
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Random House
The sixteenth book in the beloved, bestselling Redwall saga - soon to be a major Netflix movie! Young haremaid Martha Braebuck is unable to walk - and no beast knows why. The answer lies far away - at the ancient, ruined abbey of Loamhedge. And two old Redwall warriors, Bragoon and Sarobando, are determined to help her. But a murderous band of sea rats is heading for Redwall Abbey - and their leader, Raga Bol, is a mighty vicious beast. One brave badger, Lonna Bowstripe, wants revenge on Bol and his crew - and the fate of Redwall, and young Martha Braebuck, will depend on him . . .
Summer Season feast and sports was always a joyous event on the Abbey calendar. ... search is going to turn up some interesting and exciting stuff tomorrow.
Author: Brian Jacques
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose catch a crypt criminal--in the thirteenth A to Z Mysteries Super Edition! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are headed to the Big Apple! They plan to spend time with Ruth Rose's grandmother in Brooklyn. But their plans are foiled when a famous vase is stolen from the Greenwood Cemetery. And all evidence points to Ruth Rose's grandmother as the culprit! Is she really a criminal? It's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to clear her name. Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! From The Absent Author to The Zombie Zone, there's a mystery for every letter of the alphabet, plus super editions with even more A to Z fun. And don't miss Ron Roy's series for younger readers, Calendar Mysteries!
And don't miss Ron Roy's series for younger readers, Calendar Mysteries!
Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction