The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Written By Jonathan Evison
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
  • Publsiher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 07 May 2013
  • ISBN : 1616203153
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 43 reviews
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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : In The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (releasing June 24, 2016 as a Netflix Original Film titled The Fundamentals of Caring, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez), Jonathan Evison, author of the new novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, has crafted a novel ...

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : "Sooner or later, it will happen. So prepare yourself. Be ready not to be ready." Benjamin Benjamin was at rock bottom. Homeless and down to his last penny, enrolling on a short night course in the fundamentals of care-giving seemed the smart thing to do. But nothing in the manual ...

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Highbridge Company
  • Release Date : 2014-05-10
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : The bestselling author of "West of Here" proves that the long road home can sometimes be elusive and heartbreaking, but with a friend in the passenger seat, you just might find your way....

This Is Your Life Harriet Chance

This Is Your Life  Harriet Chance
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : ‘As sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is big-hearted.’ Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette Harriet Chance has spent the last seventy-eight years following the rules... Career girl (brief) Wife (fifty-five years) Mother of two (ongoing) Now widowed, Harriet discovers ...

Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : Winner of the Alex Award “Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium—a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, ...

Small World

Small World
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Dutton Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : "From the New York Times bestselling author of West of Here, a novel that chronicles a hundred-and-seventy years of American nation-building from numerous points-of-view across place and time, and explores the Great American Experiment from its formative days to the present moment and asks whether or not our nation has ...

All About Lulu

All About Lulu
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2018-03-01
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : The tenth anniversary edition of a book that is "still as audaciously brilliant as it was on first read, plumbing the depths of the cruel rhapsody of obsessive love, the pain of feeling different, and the deep pleasure of finally figuring out who you really are, and who you want ...

West of Here

West of Here
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Total pages : 508
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : At the foot of the Elwha River, the muddy outpost of Port Bonita is about to boom, fueled by a ragtag band of dizzyingly disparate men and women unified only in their visions of a more prosperous future. A failed accountant by the name of Ethan Thornburgh has just arrived ...

All about Lulu

All about Lulu
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Soft Skull Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : The Tenth Anniversary Edition, now with a new author's introduction and a foreword by J. Ryan Stadal Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his ...

The Way to Gaamaak Cove

The Way to Gaamaak Cove
  • Author : Doug Pope
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : Pope writes about the Alaskan backcountry better than any writer I've ever read. The Way to Gaamaak Cove is more than just a great adventure, it is coming-of-middle-age in which one man confronts life's big questions, reevaluates his priorities, and discovers the biggest adventure of all--love.- Jonathan Evison, author ...

Legends of the North Cascades

Legends of the North Cascades
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : “A beautifully rendered and cinematic portrait of a place and its evolution through time . . . A story of survival and the love and devotion between parent and child.” —Jill McCorkle, author of Hieroglyphics Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving ...

The Way to Gaamaak Cove

The Way to Gaamaak Cove
  • Author : Douglas Pope
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Total pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : Pope writes about the Alaskan backcountry better than any writer I've ever read. The Way to Gaamaak Cove is more than just a great adventure, it is coming-of-middle-age in which one man confronts life's big questions, reevaluates his priorities, and discovers the biggest adventure of all-love.- Jonathan Evison, author ...

This Is Your Life Harriet Chance

This Is Your Life  Harriet Chance
  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : “Insightful, richly entertaining . . . Evison writes humanely and with good humor of his characters, who, like the rest of us, muddle through, too often without giving ourselves much of a break. A lovely, forgiving character study that’s a pleasure to read.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review With Bernard, her husband of ...

The Heart You Carry Home

The Heart You Carry Home
  • Author : Jennifer Miller
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : A novel about men returning from war, and the women who love them, by “a young writer full of energy and promise” (Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach). Becca Keller is no stranger to the way war can change a man. Her Vietnam veteran father, King, suffered after his service, ...

Elders

Elders
  • Author : Ryan McIlvain
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1616203153
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Summary : A glorious debut that T.C. Boyle calls "powerful and deeply moving" that follows two young Mormon missionaries in Brazil and their tense, peculiar friendship. Elder McLeod—outspoken, surly, a brash American—is nearing the end of his mission in Brazil. For nearly two years he has spent his days ...