Alaska Tales

Author: Jake Jacobson
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594334986
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You should buy this book. It will make you laugh. It is full of stories you'll want to read again, and again. You'll tell your friends about it. Thinking about it will make you smile during boring meetings. People will wonder what you are up to. On a bad day, when you've screwed up at work, your wife is mad at you, and the kids are sick, this book will give you half an hour's respite. It will take you to a place of adventure, danger, and humor, all woven together by one larger than life character. I had to get all that down fast, because it's important. I'm not a writer, and I don't know how long I can hold your attention. Dr. Larry GatesThe stories in this collection are true. In some instances, the names have been changed to protect the innocent and the not so guiltless. With most days of the past forty-seven years spent in Alaska, the thirty-six stories in this collection are connected primarily with Jake's guiding activities in the Great Land. These stories were selected for their humorous content. This selection of tales is trivial, eclectic, and of minimal redeeming value. But there may be some valuable bits of information, if one looks for them. These stories attempt to entertain readers, to give them a giggle, or at least a wry smirk.

Alaska Flying

Author: Jake Jacobson
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594336156
Format: PDF, ePub
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LASKA FLYING: Surviving Incidents and Accidents encompass many short stories about Jake's experiences gained from 1967 to the present as a pilot in Alaska. Though he logged time as pilot in command in other parts of the world, including Southern Rhodesia, Namibia, Australia, Bolivia, Hawaii, Arizona and other locations, the stories in this collection relate exclusively to Alaskan flying.

Alaska Bears

Author: Jake Jacobson
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594337071
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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ALASKA BEARS: Shaken and Stirred is a collection of 24 stories describing Jake's personal experience hunting and guiding for all the species of bears in Alaska. Bear biology, hunting techniques, cabin depredations and avoidance thereof, and other aspects of bear pursuits are detailed. These are true stories except for the names of some of the hunting guests from Jake's fifty years of living and hunting in Alaska.

Of Moose and Men

Author: Torry Martin
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736965270
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Torry Martin—a comedian, actor, and hippie—fled from California to the wilderness of Alaska, searching for answers to life's big questions. He found what he was looking for...and a lot more! A moose got its head stuck in Torry's window. A reindeer was trapped in his kitchen. A bear almost prevented him from reaching his airplane. He once woke up frozen to his cabin floor. Like the Israelites of old, Torry experienced plenty of miracles and mishaps in the wilderness. And like them, he came face-to-face with God and was changed forever. Each of these true stories of Torry's hilarious blunders and misfortunes contains a nugget of truth, but one theme prevails: If God can reclaim and repurpose Torry Martin's life, He can do the same for you and those you love.

The Royal Treatment

Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758252560
Format: PDF
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The New York Times–bestselling author sweeps readers away to an alternate Alaska where kings and queens rule—and love can take most unexpected turns . . . In a world nearly identical to ours, except for the fact that Russia never sold Alaska to the United States, the eccentric Baranov family has a problem. The crown prince refuses to find a bride. And without a queen at his side, the kingdom of Alaska could fall into chaos. With no other choice, the Baranovs do the only thing possible in a situation like this: give a commoner a royal reeducation. Christina, Her Future Royal Highness or whatever, gets a crash course in how to be a princess-to-be, including, but not limited to: don’t tell jokes you picked up from guys on the fishing boat; stifle your burps; don’t ask for cocktail sauce with your oysters; always remember that the most important word in “royal family” is family; and never forget that falling in love is a whole lot easier than it looks . . . Queen of romance, snark, and wit MaryJanice Davidson gives readers a regal treat with this dazzling and delightfully wacky tale about a tough commoner and a stuck-up prince who discover that they are much more alike than they ever dreamed . . .

Secrets at Sea

Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535776
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Author: Judith Viorst
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442463163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Snow in May

Author: Kseniya Melnik
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 162779008X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Minneapolis Star Tribune Best Book of 2014 • Recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Alan Cheuse of NPR, Grantland • Shortlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize • Longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award A "ruminative...lovely...accomplished" (The New York Times Book Review) and "touching" (The Seattle Times) debut collection of stories that "sparkles with the brilliance and charm of Chekhov." (Simon Van Booy, award-winning author of Love Begins in Winter and The Illusion of Separateness) Kseniya Melnik's Snow in May introduces a cast of characters bound by their relationship to the port town of Magadan in Russia's Far East, a former gateway for prisoners assigned to Stalin's forced-labor camps. Comprised of a surprising mix of newly minted professionals, ex-prisoners, intellectuals, musicians, and faithful Party workers, the community is vibrant and resilient and life in Magadan thrives even under the cover of near-perpetual snow. By blending history and fable, each of Melnik's stories transports us somewhere completely new: a married Magadan woman considers a proposition from an Italian footballer in '70s Moscow; an ailing young girl visits a witch doctor's house where nothing is as it seems; a middle-aged dance teacher is entranced by a new student's raw talent; a former Soviet boss tells his granddaughter the story of a thorny friendship; and a woman in 1958 jumps into a marriage with an army officer far too soon. Weaving in and out of the last half of the twentieth century, Snow in May is an inventive, gorgeously rendered, and touching portrait of lives lived on the periphery where, despite their isolation—and perhaps because of it—the most seemingly insignificant moments can be beautiful, haunting, and effervescent.a