The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620877554
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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers. Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.” McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things.” In the titular story, meet Patrick’s horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage. Other great stories include: “Catch-And-Eaters,” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing “$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza,” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness “A Lake Too Far,” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia “Chicken Chronicles,” which involves Patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to call So pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.

Kerplunk

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781410404312
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The latest hilarious collection of folksy, humorous, and wonderfully wise stories about country life from the bestselling author of "The Blight Way" brings to life the offbeat, downhome characters in the Pacific Northwest.

Never Cry Arp and Other Great Adventures

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805046623
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A zany collection of misadventures follows young Pat and his experiences with Crazy Eddie, the friend kids love and mothers dread; Rancid Crabtree, a malodorous woodsman; Pat's skunk dog, Strange; and his buddy, Retch Sweeney.

How I Got This Way

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429900690
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Patrick McManus, the bestselling author of such hilarious books as A Fine and Pleasant Misery and Never Sniff a Gift Fish, now offers readers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall, and much more, in this outrageous collection of short pieces that reveals his tortuous trip along the writer's path.

My Horse and Other Stories

Author: Stacey Levine
Publisher: Sun & Moon
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Stacey Levine's My Horse, her first collection of short tales, reads with such precisely turned sentences that it seems to have been written with a scalpel. The stories of My Horse range from otherworldly, opaque portraits to claustrophobic domestic studies. In the title story, the narrator has a small pet horse, whose loose skin gradually develops scabby rings and sores. With painful psycho-logic the story recounts the narrator's various and changing attitudes toward the pet, as the physical deterioration of the animal is reflected in the owner's shift from love to abuse. In "The Hump," a woman finds a small growth on her body, which, while she waits for a doctor's appointment, quickly grows into a large hump that affects her entire system and her perceptions of reality. In "Cakes," the narrator buys several cakes with the intention of eating them to become very "Full." But the sudden appearance of a dog and cat at the window so terribly upsets her that she cannot eat the cakes; as the animals remain at her window for days, she postpones her enjoyment, becoming in the end "quite ill." In story after story Levine returns to the impermeability of experience, of not knowing even our own bodies with any certainty. A blackened tooth or a Siamese twin become haunting metaphors for the unreasonable, unfathomable burden of existence that she conveys in wickedly enthralling prose.

Real Ponies Don t Go Oink

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805016512
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A collection of humorous pieces on hunting, fishing, and wasting time.

Circles in the Snow

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629142832
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, has dealt with small-town crime throughout his long, storied career. Now, contemplating retirement after years on the job, Tully is faced with perhaps his most perplexing case yet. When area bald eagles start getting picked off by a ghost-like killer, and when a prominent local rancher is murdered by an arrow with eagle fletching, things gets complicated fast. In this fast-paced whodunit, Tully has a vast array of suspects to chose from—including the rancher’s gorgeous, bird-loving wife who mysteriously leaves for a ranch in Mexico the day of the murder; the beautiful chef at the local house of ill repute, who is well-known as a budding ornithologist; and the ranch foreman, who is rumored to be having an affair with his boss’s widow. Will Tully put the pieces of the puzzle together, yet again? Will sending his dad, the former sheriff of Blight County, along with his number two man, down to Mexico help solve the mystery? And what about the mysterious large circles in the snow that Tully finds around the ranch—with no footprints leading in or out of the area? It all adds up to another engrossing series of twists and turns. And in the end, Tully gets his man . . . or woman . . . or does he? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Grasshopper Trap

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805001115
Format: PDF
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In a collection of spoofs on outdoor life, the author explains how to construct a grasshopper trap, the many uses of a skunk ladder, and how to become a human fuel pump

The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw

Author: Patrick F. McManus
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466809493
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The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw More witty cautionary tales of outdoor life, by everybody's favorite expert on the subject, Patrick F. McManus.