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Read online The Biology of Luck.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Biology of Luck Odd job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else s perfect date At the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate Both men have staked their romantic future on her Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom But Larry too has a stake in her future He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine s life on the day he wins her heart Juxtaposing moments from Larry s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his dream date with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine s concurrent escapades this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs Provocative funny and keenly observed an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction by Jacob M. Appel

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The Biology of Luck
Title:The Biology of Luck
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Number of Pages:234
Category:fiction, romance, contemporary
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Scouting for the Reaper, Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets, Phoning Home, The Biology of Luck, Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, Wedding Wipeout, Einstein's Beach House, The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street, The Mask of Sanity
Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist he loves his plants more than his country But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots preachers and press And it s not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize br br A hilarious bullet into the heart of modern America this novel mixes the literary sensibilities of Jonathan Franzen with the raucous satire of D B C Pierre and was the recipient of the Dundee International Book Prize, Odd job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else s perfect date At the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate Both men have staked their romantic future on her Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom But Larry too has a stake in her future He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine s life on the day he wins her heart Juxtaposing moments from Larry s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his dream date with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine s concurrent escapades this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs Provocative funny and keenly observed an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction, Two elderly spinster sisters Florence and Lorraine have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father living on generous stipends provided in his will that continue until one of them marries at which time that sister is cut off financially The sisters family is shaken up when Florence invites them to her wedding The morning after the wedding Florence is found dead in her bed Was it an asthma attack as her new husband and the police believe or did someone enter her room in the middle of the night and suffocate the old woman with a pillow Local amateur sleuth Rabbi Jacob Kappelmacher is brought in to investigate the suspicious death He soon discovers that all of the sisters relatives stayed overnight following the wedding and could have strangled the old woman in her sleep So could have the bridegroom But who did it And why With no money and no motive why would anyone kill the old woman Rabbi Kappelmacher begins his investigation by interviewing all of the interested parties intent on figuring out the convoluted and devious crime and the sinister culprit behind it, Phoning Home is a collection of entertaining and thought provoking essays featuring the author s quirky family his Jewish heritage and his New York City upbringing Jacob M Appel s recollections and insights informed and filtered by his advanced degrees in medicine law and ethics not only inspire nostalgic feelings but also offer insight into contemporary medical and ethical issues br At times sardonic and at others self deprecating Appel lays bare the most private aspects of his emotional life We d just visited my grandaunt in Miami Beach the last time we would ever see her I had my two travel companions Fat and Thin securely buckled into the backseat of my mother s foul tempered Dodge Dart writes Appel of his family vacation with his two favorite rubber cat toys Shortly thereafter Fat and Thin were lost forever beginning when Appel was just six years old what he calls his private apocalypse br br br Both erudite and full hearted Appel recounts storylines ranging from a bout of unrequited love gone awry to the poignant romance of his grandparents We learn of the crank phone calls he made to his own family the conspicuous absence of Jell O at his grandaunt s house and family secrets long believed buried The stories capture the author s distinctive voice a blend of a physician s compassion and an ethicist s constant questioning br br br