The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1590173937

Total Pages:288

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Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe. William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

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Stoner

Author:Steve Samples

Publisher:Trafford Publishing

ISBN:1412250218

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1969

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A middle class teenage rebel throws caution to the wind, marries his high school sweetheart, and joins the Marines at the height of the Vietnam war in this compelling novel.

Stoner

Author:John Williams

Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1590173937

Total Pages:288

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Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe. William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook

Author:Sarah Conrique,Graham I. Haynes

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:1607744651

Total Pages:128

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A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. Cooking vegan doesn't have to be hard! This irreverent take on veganism proves that beginners and slackers alike can whip together yummy, filling meals with just a few ingredients and minimal time and effort. Foolproof recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and muchies include Mean Green Smoothies, Aspara-Guy Sushi, Bahnwiches, Animal Cookies, Churro Chips, and more.

Stoner Coffee Table Book

Author:Steve Mockus

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452110468

Total Pages:112

Viewed:1911

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Have you ever really looked at a book? The state of being high rewards deep attention, and lots of things can seem really, really interesting. It might be a spot on the ceiling, or an oddly-shaped tortilla chip, or a bit of wood grain. But why settle for staring at the coffee table? What if there was a book on that table specially created to amaze and delight pot smokers and their friends? This highly entertaining collection of images is the ultimate centerpiece and conversation starter. Featuring dozens of immersive, trippy, funny, meditative, and mind-bending images, each page offers a new visual world of wonder that everyone can enjoy especially those living the high life

Making Sense of Messages

Author:Mark Stoner

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351130102

Total Pages:370

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Making Sense of Messages, now in its second edition, retains the apprenticeship approach which facilitates effectively learning the complex content and skills of rhetorical theory and criticism. A new chapter on “The Rhetoric of Ignorance” provides needed theory and examples that help students deal with the new rhetorical landscape marked by such discursive complexities as “fake news,” “whataboutism,” and denial of science that creates rather than reduces uncertainty in public argument. A new chapter, “Curating and Analyzing Multimodal Mediated Rhetoric,” deals with problems of media criticism in the digital age. It provides theory, models of application, and commentary that help novice critics understand and mindfully practice criticism that leads to insight, not mere opinion. Throughout the book, extended and updated examples and commentaries are designed to promote "novice-to-expert" agency in students. This textbook is ideal for introductory courses in contemporary rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and critical analysis of mass media.

Mr. Lollypop Makes a Friend

Author:Andrew Stoner

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1684569508

Total Pages:34

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Mr. Flapjack Lollypop from the town of Sugarton is on his way to the post office. He sees a blind cat attempting to cross a street. Being considerate, Mr. Lollypop yells to the cat that he will save him. He runs to the cat's side and drags the cat across the street. The two introduce each other, and this is when Mr. Lollypop learns the cat's name. Rufus tells Mr. Lollypop that he has a lot to learn, and the two of them set off to do a run-through of Rufus's daily routine. A world opens up that Mr. Lollypop had no idea existed, and Mr. Lollypop has made a friend. It is a great and educational read and fun at the same time.

Stoner Mug Cakes

Author:Dane Noon

Publisher:Spruce

ISBN:1846015022

Total Pages:64

Viewed:392

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Mix your ingredients in a mug, then cook in your microwave for a delicious space cake. Even a stoner can do it and before you can say 'pass the spliff' your cake is cooked and ready to blow your mind. 25 recipes for the least hassle when you want a delicious cake for getting baked. With a quirky design and full-colour photography throughout, give yourself the munchies (in every sense) with this ultimate guide to mug cakes for stoners.

Divine Intervention

Author:Spencer Stoner

Publisher:BHC Press

ISBN:1948540819

Total Pages:64

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Narasumas is hunting down a murderer and needs the best tracker in the region. That would be Appelonia—a godless young elf formerly of the Order of Kuan Yin with the uncanny ability to find those who try to hide. She’s familiar with the barren fields in the Land of the Long-toothed Rabbit and knows how to survive. There’s only one complication. The notorious mercenary Ophelia has already contracted Appelonia to help her search the frozen landscape for an exiled barbarian—and she doesn’t like to share. But divine intervention won’t wait. And with it comes the destruction of the town and all the innocents living within. Narasumas must find the criminal she seeks before her promise causes every unwary man, woman, and child unlucky enough to be around her to be torn to pieces…

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook 2

Author:Sarah Conrique,Graham I. Haynes

Publisher:Ten Speed Press

ISBN:1984858467

Total Pages:128

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The authors of the cult favorite The Vegan Stoner Cookbook are back with new vegan recipes so simple even a stoner can make them, now featuring a greater focus on whole foods, plus gluten-free and soy-free options. Cooking vegan doesn't have to be hard! The Vegan Stoners, Sarah Conrique and Graham I. Haynes, are back with another batch of foolproof vegan dishes. This time, the yummy, fresh recipes highlight even more whole foods and fresh produce for modern vegan meals that take you beyond the pantry and into the farmers market, with an added focus on gluten- and soy-free options. This highly illustrated, irreverent cookbook (and its cast of eccentric vegetable characters) presents easy instructions and simple, line-drawing ingredient lists that help busy home cooks and hungry slackers alike whip together filling vegan meals with minimal time and effort. With recipes like Butternut-chos, Jackfruit "Toona" Salad, and Shroom Paella, you'll find flexible plant-based recipes that satisfy your cravings.

The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel

Author:Charles J. Shields

Publisher:University of Texas Press

ISBN:1477317384

Total Pages:N.A

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When Stoner was published in 1965, the novel sold only a couple of thousand copies before disappearing with hardly a trace. Yet John Williams’s quietly powerful tale of a Midwestern college professor, William Stoner, whose life becomes a parable of solitude and anguish eventually found an admiring audience in America and especially in Europe. The New York Times called Stoner “a perfect novel,” and a host of writers and critics, including Colum McCann, Julian Barnes, Bret Easton Ellis, Ian McEwan, Emma Straub, Ruth Rendell, C. P. Snow, and Irving Howe, praised its artistry. The New Yorker deemed it “a masterly portrait of a truly virtuous and dedicated man.” The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel traces the life of Stoner’s author, John Williams. Acclaimed biographer Charles J. Shields follows the whole arc of Williams’s life, which in many ways paralleled that of his titular character, from their shared working-class backgrounds to their undistinguished careers in the halls of academia. Shields masterfully recounts Williams’s development as an author, whose other works include the novels Butcher’s Crossing and Augustus (for the latter, Williams shared the 1972 National Book Award). Shields also reveals the astonishing afterlife of Stoner, which garnered new fans with each American reissue, and then became a bestseller all over Europe after Dutch publisher Lebowski brought out a translation in 2013. Since then, Stoner has been published in twenty-one countries and has sold over a million copies.

Pot Culture

Author:Shirley Halperin,Steve Bloom

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1613128746

Total Pages:224

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Do you know the difference between burning one and Burning Man? Does using the name Marley as an adjective make total sense to you? Do you chuckle to yourself when the clock strikes 4:20? Are you convinced that the movie Dazed and Confused deserved an Oscar? If you answered "Dude!" to any of these questions, then Pot Culture is the book you've been waiting for. For those in the know, it's the stoner bible. For novices, it's Pot 101. Either way, Pot Culture encapsulates the history, lifestyle, and language of a subculture that, with every generation, is constantly redefining itself. From exhaustive lists of stoner-friendly movies, music, and television shows to detailed explanations of various stoner tools to celebrity-authored how-tos and an A-Z compendium of slang words and terms, it's the ultimate encyclopedia of pot. Written by former High Times editors Shirley Halperin (now a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and a TV talking head) and Steve Bloom (publisher of CelebStoner.com), and featuring contributions by a host of celebrity stoners, including Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Redman, Steve-O, and America's Next Top Model's Adrianne Curry, Pot Culture provides the answers the everything you ever wanted to know about pot but were too stoned to ask. "Pass the Dutchie! Marijuana and rock 'n' roll have been joined at the hip, since, well, ever and that link will be explored in the book Pot Culture by journalist Shirley Halperin and longtime High Times editor Steve Bloom. . . . Essentially an encyclopedia of pot, filled with such top 10 lists as "best stoner movies" and "stoner capitals of the world," plus a "pot-parazzi" section with celebrities sneaking a toke . . ."--Billboard

A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project

Author:Dr. Marilyn Smith-Stoner, PhD, MSN, RN

Publisher:Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:0826133177

Total Pages:242

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A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project provides an effective, proven blueprint that enables students to disseminate their DNP Projects. This book describes the process of disseminating the final written assignment, as is recommended by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for graduation from a DNP program. For all DNP graduates looking to make a positive impact on health care today, dissemination of knowledge and research is imperative to initiate quality improvement effectively. By sharing the results of their research, DNPs can improve healthcare. This book provides step-by-step instruction for all methods of dissemination, from print to digital media. The text provides step-by-step instructions for each type of dissemination, and highlights specific resources and their benefits and drawbacks. It includes explanations of how to use social media, web-based platforms, and alternative artistic means. A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project contains a uniquely apt set of resources for the DNP graduate. Key Features: Checklists that illustrate the process of transforming a project to a manuscript or other presentation User-friendly graphics and diagrams that summarize content An Appendix with over 50 links to online resources for dissemination Faculty Guide to help their DNP students through dissemination

A Plan Gone Bad

Author:Gregg Stoner

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1663212821

Total Pages:264

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It’s 1967, and Bob Cruz and Dave Ford have been best friends since they met in the third grade at grammar school eleven years ago. Just finishing their freshman year at a community college, they have a mutual interest in guns and hunting, and they spend every available minute hunting in the fields outside their hometown of Fresno, California. The Vietnam War is in full swing and Bob and Dave know it’s just a matter of time before they’re drafted and sent overseas. They decide to enlist in the Marine Corps through the buddy system. Unlike most young men, their desire to become Marines and go to Vietnam is combined with a strong desire to kill the enemy Viet Cong. Avid hunters, they have a perverse desire to kill people before entering boot camp so they can determine if they have what it takes to be killers. Bob and Dave concoct what they believe is a foolproof plan. But their perfect murder has flaws that result in a living nightmare.

Stoner's Boy

Author:Robert F. Schulkers

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:0813167922

Total Pages:380

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Mr. Stoner is bad, and it seems his son is turning out just the same. Masked and dressed all in gray, Stoner's Boy moves like a ghost up and down the river, stealing and causing mischief. Seckatary Hawkins and his club have crossed this dangerous lad, and (to make matters worse) Briggen and the Pelham gang across the river won't leave the ruthless thief alone: They know that he's hidden his treasure hoard somewhere in his cliff cave lair, and they're dead set on having it for themselves. Still, it doesn't seem that anyone can stand up to this clever foe -- except maybe another newcomer in town, sharpshooter Robby Hood, who is the only person that Stoner's Boy seems to fear. Before Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, Seckatary Hawkins and his friends from the Fair and Square Club were solving mysteries and thrilling readers with tales of adventure, loyalty, and courage. One of the biggest fans of the series was author Harper Lee, and Stoner's Boy makes a prominent appearance in her masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird. Now, the tales of the Fair and Square Club's encounters with the river renegade known as the Gray Ghost are back in print and ready to ignite the imaginations of devoted fans and new readers of all ages.

Wanted in Indiana

Author:Andrew E. Stoner

Publisher:Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:1439672156

Total Pages:160

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To most Hoosiers, John Dillinger is the very picture of an Indiana fugitive, but the state has seen many fascinating criminal characters on the run. In Tippecanoe County, two Lafayette youths murdered the sheriff's deputies transporting them to prison. The gun-toting "Elwood gun girl" walked from the headlines into legend. One fugitive passed himself off as a small-town cop while on the run, and a well-spoken Indiana killer became the first fugitive captured as a direct result of the TV show America's Most Wanted. Veteran true crime author Andrew E. Stoner examines not only the trail of destruction criminals have left in their wake but also their lives on the run.

Butcher's Crossing

Author:John Williams

Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:1590174240

Total Pages:296

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In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher’s Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.

High Alert

Author:Gregg Stoner

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1663214727

Total Pages:638

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This book is broken down into two basic parts. Part one is how the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol makes a difference in people’s lives due to their daily duties as volunteers with the San Diego Police Department. The everyday duties of RSVP’s are described in detail by providing interesting stories about each of the categories of jobs. Gregg and his wife Melody set no limits for their time spent going over-and-above volunteer requirements. Part two is about the special equipped license plate reader car that was used exclusively by the author in finding stolen cars, stolen license plates, and cars wanted for felony crimes. Gregg and Melody spent every available moment of their patrol time seeking stolen cars, and in the process became the most successful of all the RSVP volunteers at finding stolen cars setting a record for stolen car recoveries that will probably never be beat.

Divorce Without Court

Author:Katherine Stoner

Publisher:Nolo

ISBN:1413325270

Total Pages:480

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?Avoid the expense and stress of divorce court Ending a marriage is always difficult, but you don’t have to be financially or emotionally overwhelmed. Through mediation or a collaborative divorce, you can avoid huge legal bills and debilitating conflict with your ex. This book guides you through all the steps of negotiating a divorce settlement, using mediation or collaborative law. Encouraging, straightforward, and inspiring, Divorce Without Court explains mediation and collaborative divorce and shows you how to:choose the right method for your family maximize opportunities for settlement get an agreement in writing find mediators, attorneys, and advisers, and protect your children first, last, and always. Divorce Without Court provides state court websites, contact information for mediation organizations, and clear examples of what you can expect in mediation or collaborative divorce.