What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Author: Peter Hedges
Publisher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2014-11-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0795343221

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“Wonderfully entertaining . . . This distinctive first novel goes down like a chocolate milkshake but boasts the sharpness and finesse of a complex wine” (Publishers Weekly). Gilbert Grape is a twenty-four-year-old grocery store clerk stuck in Endora, Iowa, where the population is 1,091 and shrinking. After the suicide of Gilbert’s father, his family never fully recovered. Once the town beauty queen, Gilbert’s mother is now morbidly obese and planted eternally in front of the TV; his younger sister has recently turned both boy-crazy and God-fearing, while his older sister sacrifices everything for her family. And then there’s Arnie, Gilbert’s younger brother with special needs. With no one else to care for Arnie, Gilbert becomes his brother’s main parent, and all four siblings must tend to the needs of their helpless, grieving mother. So Gilbert is in a rut—until a mysterious new girl named Becky arrives in this small town. As his family gathers for Arnie’s eighteenth birthday, Gilbert finds himself at a crossroads . . . This “completely original” portrait of a family (The New York Times), “charged with sardonic intelligence” (The Washington Post Book World), was the basis for a film starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, and stands as one of the most memorable novels of recent decades. “Sometimes funny, sometimes sad . . . and always engaging.” —The Atlantic “By the book’s exhilaratingly luminous ending . . . we have already been mesmerized.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A funny, touching, caring first novel whose characters are familiar and moving in spite of (or perhaps because of) their peculiarities.” —Booklist

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Author: Peter Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1999-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0671038540

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The coming-of-age of a 24-year-old grocery clerk who has spent his entire life in an Iowa town with a population of 1091.

An Ocean in Iowa

An Ocean in Iowa
Author: Peter Hedges
Publisher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2014-11-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0795343183

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A “funny and supremely moving”novel about a seven-year-old navigating a world of turmoil by the author of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (Harper’s Bazaar). Seven-year-old Scotty Ocean decides that seven is going to be “his year.” But soon after his birthday, his artist-turned-alcoholic mother abandons the family—leaving Scotty and his two older sisters alone with their father. As his perfect year falls apart, Scotty begins to act out during school and takes a series of increasingly wild actions to try to win his mother back—and, when that doesn’t work, to replace her. Funny and deeply affecting, An Ocean in Iowa traces Scotty’s desperate attempt to hold on to his childhood while the foundation of his family disintegrates. As Scotty’s year as a seven-year-old flies by—and the dreaded eight approaches—Peter Hedges explores how Scotty sheds his childhood in a one-eighty of the year he hoped would be so perfect. Beautifully written, and with careful attention to period detail, this compelling coming-of-age novel sets the private turmoil of a disintegrating family against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the turbulent 1960s. “A delightful romp through the age of seven with an endearing character who revels in life’s smallest details.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The Shape We're In

The Shape We're In
Author: Sarah Boseley
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1783350407

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This demonization of the overweight by the media and politicians is unrelenting. Sarah Boseley, the Guardian's award-winning health editor, argues it's time we understood the complex reality of what makes us fat. Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife,Boseley builds a picture of an obesogenic society - one where we're constantly bombarded by the twin evils of big budget food marketing and the diet industry. Filled with in-depth, original reporting, Boseley reveals just how widespread the problem is - 1 in 4 of us are obese - and makes the case that it is time to fundamentally change the way we live. The Shape We're In is essential reading for anyone interested in their health and the health of their children.

What's Eating Johnny Depp?

What's Eating Johnny Depp?
Author: Nigel Goodall
Publisher: Blake Publishing
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781857825121

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The star of some of the best and most unconventional American films in recent history, Johnny Depp has also been a source of media fascination since the 90s. His film roles have always been idiosyncratic, earning him international respect and adoration—fromEdward Scissorhands, Ed Wood,andDonnie Brascoto his surprising star turn as the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow inPirates of the Caribbean,which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. His good looks, oddball charm, and tempestuous love affairs have helped push him into the limelight and kept him there. Now in this biography, Nigel Goodall looks at his bad-boy image, his rise to fame, and his high-profile romances with beautiful women such as Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, and longtime love Vanessa Paradis.

I Am the Messenger

I Am the Messenger
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 030743348X

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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA. From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love. A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK FIVE STARRED REVIEWS Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?

The Leonardo DiCaprio Album

The Leonardo DiCaprio Album
Author: Brian J. Robb
Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780859652421

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Hailed as the best actor of his generation when he was only 20 years old, Leonardo DiCaprio has repeatedly shocked the Hollywood establishment by turning down roles he felt were "too commercial" or "too mundane". This revealing book at this talented young star covers DiCaprio's fascinating life and successful film career. 40 photos.

Binging with Babish

Binging with Babish
Author: Andrew Rea
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2019
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 1328589897

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Recipes recreated from beloved movies and TV shows by the host of one of the most popular food programs on the internet

Spiritual Literacy

Spiritual Literacy
Author: Frederic Brussat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 612
Release: 1998-08-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 0684835347

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This collection presents "more than 650 readings about daily life from present-day authors ..."--Inside jacket flap.

The Profession of Violence

The Profession of Violence
Author: John Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-03-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1448211409

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The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, LEGEND, starring Tom Hardy. Reggie and Ronald Kray ruled London's gangland during the 1960s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime such as nobody has done before or since, the brothers swindled, intimidated, terrorised, extorted and brutally murdered. John Pearson explores the strange relationship that bound the twins together, and charts their gruesome career to their downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969. Now expanded to include further extraordinary revelations, including the unusual alliance between the Kray twins and Lord Boothby – the Tory peer who won £40,000 in a libel settlement when he denied allegation of his association with the Krays – The Profession of Violence is a truly classic work. John Pearson is also the author of All the Money in the World (previously titled Painfully Rich), now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott film and starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plumber (nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor).