The Book of Mischief

New and Selected Stories

Author: Steve Stern

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6910

"In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick . . . But Stern was there first." —The Toronto Globe and Mail The Book of Mischief triumphantly showcases twenty-five years of outstanding work by one of our true masters of the short story. Steve Stern's stories take us from the unlikely old Jewish quarter of the Pinch in Memphis to a turn-of-thecentury immigrant community in New York; from the market towns of Eastern Europe to a down-at-the-heels Catskills resort. Along the way we meet a motley assortment of characters: Mendy Dreyfus, whose bungee jump goes uncannily awry; Elijah the prophet turned voyeur; and the misfit Zelik Rifkin, who discovers the tree of dreams. Perhaps it's no surprise that Kafka's cockroach also makes an appearance in these pages, animated as they are by instances of bewildering transformation. The earthbound take flight, the meek turn incendiary, the powerless find unwonted fame. Weaving his particular brand of mischief from the wondrous and the macabre, Stern transforms us all through the power of his brilliant imagination.

Der Granatapfeldieb


Author: Elle Newmark

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426409143

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 7220

In der Lagunenstadt ist so gut wie alles und jeder käuflich – bis auf Amato Ferraro, der gewitzte und rätselhafte Chefkoch des Dogen. Der kleine Dieb Luciano wird Lehrling in seiner Küche und ahnt nicht, in welch große Intrige er damit gerät: Im Mittelpunkt steht ein geheimnisvolles Kochbuch, das nicht nur wegen seiner Rezepte von unschätzbarem Wert ist – denn hier soll das geheime und unschätzbare Wissen aller Zeiten gesammelt sein.

Der gefrorene Rabbi


Author: Steve Stern

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641053188

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4586

Eine scharfsinnige Gesellschaftssatire, eine skurrile Zeitreise und ein spannender Familienroman Beim Durchwühlen der Gefriertruhe stößt der gelangweilte Teenager Bernie Karp zwischen Tiefkühlpizzas und Koteletts zufällig auf einen Eisblock, in dem ein bärtiger alter Mann eingefroren ist. Ein Rabbi, wie seine ebenso gelangweilten Eltern ihm erklären, der innerhalb der Familie als eine Art Talisman über Generationen weitergereicht wurde. Bei einem Stromausfall geschieht das Unglaubliche: Der Rabbi taut auf und erwacht zu neuem Leben. Der aus der Zeit gefallene heilige Mann entwickelt ungeahnte Energien und entdeckt lukrative Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten in der modernen Welt. Während der Rabbi in einem Einkaufszentrum das „Haus der Erleuchtung” gründet und gestressten Managern und frustrierten Hausfrauen das Seelenheil verkauft, glaubt Bernie, endlich einen Sinn in seinem Leben gefunden zu haben. Er findet nach und nach heraus, wie der gefrorene Geistliche von einem polnischen Schtetl des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts in eine Gefriertruhe im Memphis der Gegenwart geraten ist, und will das Familienerbe bewahren. Doch der Rabbi macht nichts als Ärger. Der vielfach preisgekrönte Autor gilt als legitimer Nachfolger von Isaac Bashevis Singer.

The Book of Unholy Mischief

Author: Elle Newmark

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552775215

Category: Apprentices

Page: 461

View: 1798

It is 1498, and the whole of Venice is abuzz. Hidden somewhere in the labyrinthine city is an ancient book, rumoured to contain thorny heresies and secrets of immeasurable power. Luciano, a penniless orphan, has been plucked from the street and taken on as apprentice to the chef at the doge's palace. While learning the alchemy of cooking, he quickly finds himself entangled in the search for the ancient tome, even suspecting the chef, his maestro, may be concealing valuable information. But lurking in the wings are some of the most powerful, dangerous men in Venice, and Luciano's secret will lead him through a perilous maze to the centre of an intrigue that will test his deepest desires and loyalties.

The Book of Joan

Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Author: Melissa Rivers

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 110190383X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1830

Joan Rivers was known all over the world—from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds—or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bon mots (“Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire?”), and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household (“I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show. That’s all the math you’ll ever need.”). These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver. And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature. In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book of Crazy Mischief

Author: Ruskin Bond,Jerry Pinto

Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books

ISBN: 9789387164444


Page: N.A

View: 9256

Watch out as mischiefs and mischief-makers of all shapes and sizes come tumbling out in this hilarious collection of stories. Is your school a hotspot for jokes? Do your family members regularly fall victim to pranks? Do ghosts and spooks get you into trouble? Find every kind of funny, crazy, impossible mischief in this book. Here you will find the girl who turned into a sloth just for her mother, the horse who went to the library and ate up some classics, the substitute teacher who saw dead people, the play where everything that could go wrong did go wrong, and many more amazing tales of pranks and troublemaking! Selected by Ruskin Bond and Jerry Pinto, these stories have been written by some of the best children's writers of the country, including Sukumar Ray, R.K. Narayan, Ranjit Lal, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Paro Anand, Bulbul Sharma and many more. As an added bonus, watch out for brand new stories by Ruskin Bond and Jerry Pinto, too. Prankenstein is a delicious treasure trove of trouble and will have every mischief-maker plotting that perfect prank!

Das Buch ohne Bilder

Das verrückteste Vorlesebuch – mit einer Audio-Lesung von Adnan Maral

Author: B.J. Novak

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641175135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 52

View: 5960

Sie werden sicher denken, dass ein Buch ohne Bilder langweilig und sehr ernst ist. Außer ... wenn das Buch so funktioniert: Alles, was in diesem Buch steht, MUSS vorgelesen werden. Selbst wenn da steht: BLORK oder BLuuRF. Selbst wenn es sich um ein absurdes Lied handelt, das davon erzählt, wie Sie einen Floh zum Frühstück verspeisen. Selbst wenn dieses Buch Sie dazu bringt, komische und peinliche Geräusche zu machen. Und vor allem – wenn Sie und Ihre Kinder nicht mehr aufhören können zu lachen! Wunderbar schräg und total albern – Das Buch ohne Bilder gehört zu den Büchern, die Kinder immer wieder vorgelesen haben wollen und Eltern immer wieder gerne vorlesen. Sagen Sie nicht, wir hätten Sie nicht gewarnt – dieses Buch kennt kein Erbarmen! Mit Audio-Lesung. Gesamtspielzeit: 4:50 Min. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.

The Book of Fallacies

Author: Jeremy Bentham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198719817

Category: Fallacies (Logic)

Page: 640

View: 607

The present edition of The Book of Fallacies is the first that follows Bentham's own structure for the work, and includes a great deal of material, both in terms of the fallacies themselves and the illustrative matter, that previous versions of the work have omitted. Bentham identifies and criticizes around fifty fallacious arguments used by politicians in order to thwart measures of reform, and exposes the sinister interests that lead to theiremployment. Recognized as one of Bentham's most entertaining as well as original works, The Book of Fallacies remains as relevant to political debate today as it was in his own time.

The Girls of Mischief Bay

Author: Susan Mallery

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 146038041X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4024

Susan Mallery, the New York Times bestselling author of Three Sisters, is world renowned for her "insightful, funny, and poignant" stories (Booklist). With her brand-new Mischief Bay series, she brings vivid color to the story of three friends on the brink of a new life. Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen. He won't even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time. Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg became VP at her firm, but she wonders now whether she made the right choice. An exciting new relationship with a great guy convinces her that it might not be too late—until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she really can have it all. Although Pam Eiland adores her husband, she feels restless now that the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise him brings the heat and humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she'll have to redefine herself. Again. Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, the girls of Mischief Bay will discover that life is richer with friends at your side. Look for the next story in the Mischief Bay series, The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery. Order your copy today!

The Book Of Acts (Children's Great Bible Texts)

Author: James Hastings

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849622096


Page: 55

View: 420

Here is a gold mine for the preacher, the teacher and the father and mother in the home who have it in mind to inculcate sound teaching, based upon the Word of God, so that the boys and girls of the congregations, Sunday-Schools and households may be thoroughly rooted and grounded in the essentials of the Christian faith. There are many volumes in this series of short addresses and they cover the entire range of the Holy Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation. The material gathered here is fresh and varied and there is just enough of it to furnish the groundwork of the preacher's sermon, the Sunday school teacher's talk and the parent's reading and comment. Contents: Luke. Trying To See Into Heaven. Better Than Gold. Like To Like. Stubborn Peter. The Angel Face. Straight Street. A Chosen Vessel. Seaside Lodgings. "People, Be Good." John Mark. Stand On Your Own Feet. Upside Down And Right Side Up. Something New. Bonfires. Sleepy-Head. The Land Of By-And-By. Children Of The South Wind. A Bundle Of Sticks. The Twin Brothers. Chains.

"A Handful of Mischief"

New Essays on Evelyn Waugh

Author: Donat Gallagher,Ann Slater,John Howard Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 161147048X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 254

View: 2256

Essays originally presented at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference, held at Hertford College, Oxford, Sept. 24-27, 2003.

The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief

Author: Marcus Berkmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408707446

Category: Humor

Page: 480

View: 2037

Approaching its 200th birthday in the rudest of health, the Spectator is known for the quality of its writing and the deep eccentricity of some of its writers. Given the freedom to say what they want, they take that freedom and more, and the result is original, provocative, often very funny, sometimes plain wrong. From Jeffrey Bernard's reports from the Soho frontline and Auberon Waugh fulminating about hamburger gases in the early 1990s, we encounter in turn the wild stream of consciousness of Deborah Ross's restaurant reviews, the pinpoint etiquette advice of Mary Killen, Rod Liddle's frothing but elegantly sculpted outrage and the magazine's secret weapon, low life adventurer Jeremy Clarke. This bumper selection, which also includes eminent diarists, mad letter-writers and Boris Johnson, amounts to a masterclass in comic writing, lovingly compiled and edited by Marcus Berkmann, who still can't believe he wrote a monthly pop column for the magazine for twenty-eight years without being fired.

The Book of Noodles

Author: W. A. Clouston

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596054670

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 1129

Noodleheads and Nincompoops! Knuckleheads and Numskulls! Mooncalfs and Ninnyhammers! Just don't call them stupids or dummies.A celebrated jest-book with which the name W.A. Clouston is famously associated, "noodle stories" are usually simple and brief - a few are little more than witty proverbs - often told to younger children, noodles stories appeal to all ages and nimbly across many cultural barriers.Almost always humorous and entertaining, there is some kind of twisted logic to Clouston's stories. Who is really the fool? What of silliness that resides in all of us? These crafty tales enable us to laugh at our imperfect selves - and that is why the noodle stories live on, fresh and revealing as ever."My design has been to bring together, from widely scattered sources, many of which are probably unknown or inaccessible to ordinary readers, the best of this class of humorous narratives, in the oldest existing.forms. My aim has been not only to compile an amusing story-book, but to illustrate to some extent the migrations of popular fictions from country to country." - W.A. Clouston

Krent Able's Big Book of Mischief

Author: Krent Able

Publisher: Knockabout Comics

ISBN: 9780861661794

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

View: 4956

From the pages of the UK's award-winning, infamous music newspaper, The Stool Pigeon, come Krent Able's mind-blowing, appallingly hilarious and beautifully drawn rock-star abusing comic strips, gathered together for the first time. Featuring exclusive new comics and illustrations, join the dashing and hirsute Mr Able as he takes a chainsaw to the icons of music. Including Lou Reed's trouble with monkeys! Johnny Cash in drug-related impotence shocker! Kraftwerk sadly miniaturised and toasted! Lilly Allen crushed by Satan! The Beach Boys return from beyond the grave!

The Book of a Naturalist

Author: W. H. Hudson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434495698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 2072

William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. His best known novel is "Green Mansions" (1904), and his best known non-fiction is "Far Away and Long Ago" (1918).

Eine Frage der Höflichkeit


Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713677

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4077

New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve – zwei Provinzschönheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen – gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er trägt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein – ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft à trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausführt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jäh durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich für Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist – und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.


Author: Keith Richards

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641051746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 1187

Ein großes Leben – der Rolling Stone erzählt Bei den Rolling Stones erschuf Keith Richards die Songs, die die Welt veränderten. Sein Leben ist purer Rock’n’Roll. Jetzt endlich erzählt er selbst seine atemberaubende Geschichte inmitten eines »crossfire hurricane«. Und er tut dies mit einer entwaffnenden Ehrlichkeit, die bis heute sein Markenzeichen geblieben ist. Die Geschichte, auf die wir alle gewartet haben – unverwechselbar, kompromisslos und authentisch. Wie er als Kind in England die Platten von Chuck Berry und Muddy Waters rauf und runter hörte. Wie er Gitarre lernte und mit Mick Jagger und Brian Jones die bis heute größte Rockband aller Zeiten gründete – die Rolling Stones. Er berichtet von dem frühen Ruhm und den berüchtigten Drogen-Razzien, die ihm sein Image als ewiger Rebell und Volksheld einbrachten. Wie er die unsterblichen Riffs zu Songs wie »Jumpin’ Jack Flash« oder »Honky Tonk Women« erfand. Die Beziehung mit Anita Pallenberg und der tragische Tod von Brian Jones. Die Flucht vor der Steuerfahndung nach Frankreich, die legendären Konzerte und Tourneen in den USA. Isolation und Sucht. Die Liebe zu Patti Hansen. Streitereien mit Mick Jagger und die anschließende Versöhnung. Heirat, Familie, die Soloalben und die Xpensive Winos – und das, was am Ende bleibt.