Paul A's Brilligs
Paul has been the manager of Jabberwocky for over three decades.
The story of a very dysfuntional family that must sit shiva for a week when the patriarch dies. This is a group of people who have no business being together for that long.
At once hilarious and poignant, Tropper has created a cast of characters you'll recognize from your own life (you may even see yourself in here somwhere).
This is quite possibly the funniest book you'll ever read. Bryson, a repatriated American, decides to reacquaint himself with this country by hiking the Appalachian Trail. He convinces his friend Katz- maybe the only person less prepared for this adventure than himself- to join him. But be careful...while he has you laughing out loud, Bryson slips into all sorts of historical and geographical facts, making this the most entertaining natural history lesson you've ever had!
"You'll find everything in this handy guide. It includes just about anything you're likely to see on a walk in New England (in the water, on the ground, or in the sky). No nature walker should leave home without it!"
Part science fiction, part human interest...completely entertaining! Weir has fashioned a survival story you won't want to put down. Stranded on Mars as a result of an aborted space mission, Mark Whatney must find a way to survive until a rescue mission can return to save him. First problem? Nobody knows he's alive and waiting! The science, the ingenuity, the drama, and the humor will have you turning the pages and skipping meals until the climactic final scene.
This is an incredible book! The writing is so beautifully crafted that I've found myself re-reading almost every page for the sheer enjoyment of it. The characters are wonderful, the setting is dramatic, and the story is compelling.