Garcia, Paul Michael
Most widely held works by Paul Michael Garcia
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Number one best selling author Chuck Palahniuk presents Pygmy, a comedic and satirical take on American xenophobia. As part of a massive terrorist plot, a handful of young adults head to the Midwestern United States disguised as foreign exchange students. Palahniuk focuses on one of the young terrorists, Pygmy, who chronicles his time in the American Midwest as he and others plan a horrific, spiteful act.
Tweak growing up on methamphetamines by Nic Sheff ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself.
The perfect fake by Barbara Parker ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
The curious case of Benjamin Button and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
"F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for "The curious case of Benjamin Button," a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning 'in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced.'"--Container.
The mystic arts of erasing all signs of death by Charlie Huston ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Working on a crime-scene clean-up crew, disaffected slacker Web Goodhue is hired by the daughter of a Malibu suicide victim who enlists his help in getting her brother out of trouble, making him the target of some gun-toting L.A. cowboys who are out for blood.
I am potential eight lessons on living, loving, and reaching your dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Patrick Henry Hughes, born without eyes and physically disabled due to a rare genetic disorder, relates how he overcame many obstacles, focused on his musical talents, and became a nationally recognized pianist and singer by the age of nineteen.
Returning to earth by Jim Harrison ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Harrison's True North, Donald Burkett, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. While his wife, Cynthia, transcribes, Donald begins dictating his family history for the benefit of their children, stories that he never before has shared.
The illustrated man by Ray Bradbury ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
A collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body.
The numerati by Stephen Baker ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
In the 21st century, nearly all of our movements are electronically or digitally recorded. By swiping a credit card, surfing the web or watching television, we create mathematical representations of our social movements. Stephen Baker describes these mathematical representations and exposes the manner in which they are used by corporations, politicians, and countless other entities to influence the choices we make, things we buy, media we are exposed to, and even who we vote for.
The lost dogs Michael Vick's dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption by Jim Gorant ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
This is an inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty.Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dogfighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case...
The bells a novel by Richard Harvell ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
At a young age, the gifted Moses Froben is driven out of his Swiss village when the Church decides that he is a threat. On the verge of death, he is rescued by two monks and given sanctuary at the Abbey of St. Gall. When he hears the abbey's choir, he realizes that singing is his purpose in life. However, his gift is also a curse, as he is forcibly castrated by his teacher, and forced to hide the truth from his friends.
Lowboy by John Wray ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
"Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, gets on a New York City uptown B train on a fantastic and terrifying quest to save the world. Violet Heller, his frantic mother, is joined by Ali Lateef, a missing persons specialist, in a desperate attempt to locate her son before psychosis claims him completely. As the stakes grow higher, Lateef gradually comes to realize that this is more than a case of a runaway teen: Will Heller has a chilling case history, and Violet, beautiful and enigmatic, harbors a secret that Lateef will discover at his own peril"--Publisher's website.
The shallows what the Internet is doing to our brains by Nicholas G Carr ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind."Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us...
Psycho by Robert Bloch ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
A woman on the run has the misfortune to stop at the motel operated by Norman Bates.
The tin drum by Günter Grass ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Oskar Matzerath, a dwarfish hunchback detained in a mental hospital, convicted of a murder he did not commit. On the day of his third birthday, Oskar received his first tin drum, and from then on it was his means of expression, allowing him to draw forth memories from his eccentric past as well as judgments about the horrors he observed through the long nightmare of the Nazi era.
How to sell by Clancy W Martin ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Bobby Culver is sixteen when he drops out of school to follow his big brother, Jim, into the jewelry business. It follows the rise of the Culver brothers and tallies the cost of their success on everyone around them especially on the woman who becomes a lover to both men.
The shallows [what the Internet is doing to our brains by Nicholas G Carr ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence.
The fisher boy by Stephen Anable ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Provincetown, spiraling from the tip of Cape Cod, has long been a place of freedom, escape, diversity, and risk. Mark Winslow, a Boston comic, arrives with his troupe of actors, ready to break into the Provincetown club circuit. But the town and the region are far from peaceful this summer. When a public fight makes Mark the prime suspect in the grisly death of a Boston blueblood, Mark believes his choice is simple. He must find the killer or be charged with the crime.
Leverage by Joshua Cohen ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.
Youth in revolt the journals of Nick Twisp by C. D Payne ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Youth in revolt brings us the journals of Nick Twisp, California's most precocious diarist, whose ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity result in his transformation from an unassuming fourteen-year-old to a modern youth in open revolt. As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block all routes out of town, Nick must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, the gulag of the public schools, a competitive Type-A father, murderous canines (in triplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response, all the while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad.
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