The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 0008132186
ISBN 13: 9780008132187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door’ RACHEL JOYCE ‘Cannon is so attuned to other people’s stories... a chronicler both of the human condition and the quotidian details which speak to who we are’ GUARDIAN

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 150112191X
ISBN 13: 9781501121913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Book Review:

“I loved this book. It's one of those books that you just want to give to everybody.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR’s Morning Edition “An astute, engaging debut” (Publishers Weekly), The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming tale of a community in need of reconciliation and two girls learning what it means to belong. England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced, and decide to take matters into their own hands. Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door to door in search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, and the amateur detectives uncover more than they ever imagined. A complicated history of deception begins to emerge—everyone on the Avenue has something to hide. During that sweltering summer, the lives of all the neighbors begin to unravel. The girls come to realize that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was starting to peel back just before she disappeared... “A thoughtful tale of loyalty and friendship, family dynamics and human nature” (Kirkus Reviews), this glorious debut is part coming-of-age story, part mystery. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep radiates an unmistakable warmth and intelligence and is “rife with tiny extraordinaries” (The New York Times Book Review). “Joanna Cannon is an author to watch” (Booklist, starred review).

Three Things About Elsie

Three Things About Elsie
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1501187392
ISBN 13: 9781501187391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Things About Elsie Book Review:

The bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel “infused with warmth and humor” (People) about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together. There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing…might take a bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago? From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie “breathes with suspense, providing along the way piercing, poetic descriptions, countless tiny mysteries, and breathtaking little reveals…a rich portrait of old age and friendship stretched over a fascinating frame” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). This is an “amusing and heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly) story about forever friends on the twisting path of life who come to understand how the fine threads of humanity connect us all.

Breaking Mending

Breaking   Mending
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-09-26
ISBN 10: 1782834524
ISBN 13: 9781782834526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Mending Book Review:

'One of the most beautiful books you will ever read' Kate Mosse In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots. We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness and connection that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat. In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients - and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.

A Tidy Ending

A Tidy Ending
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN 10: 0008255040
ISBN 13: 9780008255046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tidy Ending Book Review:

Amazon readers are LOVING this book: ‘Dark, claustrophobic, compelling, shocking and very funny indeed’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A very dark black comedy, with a murder investigation coming ever closer’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Left me speechless with disbelief and giddy with delight’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A very intriguing and rewarding thriller, and such brutal fun’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loner

Loner
Author: Teddy Wayne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1501107917
ISBN 13: 9781501107917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loner Book Review:

“Powerful.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air Named a best book of the year by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and BookPage David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. Initially, however, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity. Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Struck by her beauty, wit, and sophisticated Manhattan upbringing, David becomes instantly infatuated. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem. Loner turns the traditional campus novel on its head as it explores ambition, class, and gender politics. It is a stunning and timely literary achievement from one of the rising stars of American fiction.

Flat Broke with Two Goats

Flat Broke with Two Goats
Author: Jennifer McGaha
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN 10: 1492655392
ISBN 13: 9781492655398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flat Broke with Two Goats Book Review:

When life gets your goat, bring in the herd Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account. When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 0307762726
ISBN 13: 9780307762726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wild Sheep Chase Book Review:

Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

Goats for Christmas Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet

Goats for Christmas  Calpurnia Tate  Girl Vet
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN 10: 1627798803
ISBN 13: 9781627798808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goats for Christmas Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet Book Review:

Featuring the charming characters from Jacquline Kelly's Newbery Honor Book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, this exciting chapter book series introduces young readers to Callie Vee and the rough-and-tumble world of turn-of-the-century Texas. Callie and Travis need sheep for the town Christmas pageant. Travis is playing the shepherd in the Nativity scene, and what's a shepherd without his flock? Unfortunately, Fentress is low on sheep—but not on goats. When Callie and Travis decide to borrow two goats from their neighbor, they don't know what they're in for. As it turns out, the main trouble with goats is that they'll eat just about anything. This will be one Christmas pageant Fentress won't forget!

RSPCA Tiny Goat in Trouble

RSPCA  Tiny Goat in Trouble
Author: Mary Kelly
Publsiher: Scholastic UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 1407145126
ISBN 13: 9781407145129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RSPCA Tiny Goat in Trouble Book Review:

Harry is enjoying a seaside walk, when he spots a tiny goat on a cliff ledge. It has been separated from its mother, and the baby goat is stranded. Harry and his aunt call the RSPCA and an exciting rescue ensues. Luckily, thanks to the RSPCA's team work and Harry's eagle eye, the baby goat is safely reunited with its mother.

Three Things I d Tell My Younger Self E Story

Three Things I   d Tell My Younger Self  E Story
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN 10: 0008318670
ISBN 13: 9780008318673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Things I d Tell My Younger Self E Story Book Review:

A very special FREE collection of advice for our younger selves, compiled by Joanna Cannon – the author of THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE and THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

The Betrayals

The Betrayals
Author: Bridget Collins
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 006283813X
ISBN 13: 9780062838131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Betrayals Book Review:

International Bestseller! “Dizzyingly wonderful . . . a perfectly constructed work of fiction, with audacious twists . . . Collins plays her own game here with perfect skill.” — The Times (UK) An intricate and utterly spellbinding literary epic brimming with enchantment, mystery, and dark secrets from the highly acclaimed author of the #1 international bestseller The Binding. If your life was based on a lie, would you risk it all to tell the truth? At Montverre, an ancient and elite academy hidden high in the mountains, society’s best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu—the great game—an arcane and mysterious competition that combines music, art, math, poetry, and philosophy. Léo Martin once excelled at Montverre but lost his passion for scholarly pursuits after a violent tragedy. He turned to politics instead and became a rising star in the ruling party, until a small act of conscience cost him his career. Now he has been exiled back to Montverre, his fate uncertain. But this rarified world of learning Léo once loved is not the same place he remembers. Once the exclusive bastion of men, Montverre’s most prestigious post is now held by a woman: Claire Dryden, also known as the Magister Ludi, the head of the great game. At first, Léo feels an odd attraction to the magister—a mysterious, eerily familiar connection—though he’s sure they’ve never met before. As the legendary Midsummer Game approaches—the climax of the academy’s year—long-buried secrets rise to the surface and centuries-old traditions are shockingly overturned. A highly imaginative and intricately crafted literary epic, The Betrayals confirms Bridget Collins as one of the most inventive and exquisite new voices in speculative fiction.

Goats of Anarchy

Goats of Anarchy
Author: Leanne Lauricella
Publsiher: Rock Point
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN 10: 1631064355
ISBN 13: 9781631064357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goats of Anarchy Book Review:

Get ready to party—the goats are back in town! Get to know all your farmyard friends from the wildly popular Instagram account, with Goats of Anarchy. Based on the popular Instagram account of the same name, Goats of Anarchy takes you on a tour of animal rescue guru and full-time goat mama Leanne Lauricella's goat rescue farm. This is a place where special-needs goats can heal, grow, and butt heads to their hearts’ content. Join Pocket, Ella, Chibs, Lyla, Prospect and Polly--the goat who took the Internet by storm with her adorable duck costume--as they rumble, snuggle, pig out, dress up, and even teach you a few goat yoga moves to loosen your haunches. You will love the beautiful, full color photographs throughout this bio filled book. Whether they’re learning to walk or just romping around the farm, these horned and hooved heartbreakers will have you grinning ear to ear as they chew the scenery—literally!

Do Not Feed the Bear

Do Not Feed the Bear
Author: Rachel Elliott
Publsiher: Tinder Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781472259424
ISBN 13: 1472259424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Not Feed the Bear Book Review:

'Beguiling and astute' Sarah Winman 'Astoundingly good' Deborah Moggach 'Wonderfully redemptive' Sarah Haywood A life-affirming novel about broken but loving families, people making mistakes but doing their best, grief and getting stuck - for readers of ELEANOR OLIPHANT and THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP On her forty-seventh birthday, Sydney Smith stands on a rooftop and prepares to jump... Sydney is a cartoonist and freerunner. Feet constantly twitching, always teetering on the edge of life, she's never come to terms with the event that ripped her family apart when she was ten years old. And so, on a birthday that she doesn't want to celebrate, she returns alone to St Ives to face up to her guilt and grief. It's a trip that turns out to be life-changing - and not only for herself. DO NOT FEED THE BEAR is a book about lives not yet lived, about the kindness of others and about how, when our worlds stop, we find a way to keep on moving. Readers love Do Not Feed the Bear: 'I loved each and every moment of this book and feel bereft it has come to an end' 'Obsessed with how beautiful this book is! Keep flicking back to reread some passages as love them so much! What a treat of a book' 'Wow, what a joyous and hope-inducing read' 'I can't put it down - it's funny and tender and clever and I love it' 'It might break your heart a little bit first, but eventually it will put it back together and wrap it in a comforting snuggly blanket' 'Rich in poignant emotion and a truly mesmerising and addictive read' 'Swept me up into its pages; a book that I wanted to hug and cherish all the time I was reading' 'It's not just a book I read and reviewed. It's a book that read and reviewed me' 'If you're looking for a story that will make you smile by turns, be heart-lifting and heart-wrenching in a variety of ways but remain entirely beautiful for its honest look at life, then this is the book for you' 'Surprising, authentic and powerful, this book defies categorisation' 'Rachel Elliott has achieved something remarkable in this story of loss, regret and disappointment: she has created a tender, hopeful and uplifting novel, which I feel certain many readers will fall in love with'

The Backyard Goat

The Backyard Goat
Author: Sue Weaver
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-16
ISBN 10: 160342699X
ISBN 13: 9781603426992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Goat Book Review:

Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
Author: Mario Giordano
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1328863573
ISBN 13: 9781328863577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions Book Review:

"On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn't quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman goes missing--and is discovered murdered--she can't help but ask questions. Soon there's an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled but still perfectly poised."--

The Art and Science of Grazing

The Art and Science of Grazing
Author: Sarah Flack
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1603586113
ISBN 13: 9781603586115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Science of Grazing Book Review:

Grazing management might seem simple: just put livestock in a pasture and let them eat their fill. However, as Sarah Flack explains in The Art and Science of Grazing, the pasture/livestock relationship is incredibly complex. If a farmer doesn’t pay close attention to how the animals are grazing, the resulting poorly managed grazing system can be harmful to the health of the livestock, pasture plants, and soils. Well-managed pastures can instead create healthier animals, a diverse and resilient pasture ecosystem, and other benefits. Flack delves deeply below the surface of “let the cows eat grass,” demonstrating that grazing management is a sophisticated science that requires mastery of plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, and ecology. She also shows readers that applying grazing management science on a working farm is an art form that calls on grass farmers to be careful observers, excellent planners and record-keepers, skillful interpreters of their observations, and creative troubleshooters. The Art and Science of Grazing will allow farmers to gain a solid understanding of the key principles of grazing management so they can both design and manage successful grazing systems. The book’s unique approach presents information first from the perspective of pasture plants, and then from the livestock perspective—helping farmers understand both plant and animal needs before setting up a grazing system. This book is an essential guide for ruminant farmers who want to be able to create grazing systems that meet the needs of their livestock, pasture plants, soils, and the larger ecosystem. The book discusses all the practical details that are critical for sustained success: how to set up a new system or improve existing systems; acreage calculations; paddock layout; fence and drinking water access; lanes and other grazing infrastructure; managing livestock movement and flow; soil fertility; seeding and reseeding pastures; and more. The author includes descriptions of real grazing systems working well on dairy, beef, goat, and sheep farms in different regions of North America. The book covers pasture requirements specific to organic farming, but will be of use to both organic and non-organic farms.

Where is the Green Sheep

Where is the Green Sheep
Author: Mem Fox
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780152049072
ISBN 13: 015204907X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where is the Green Sheep Book Review:

A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

Things in Jars

Things in Jars
Author: Jess Kidd
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1982121300
ISBN 13: 9781982121303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things in Jars Book Review:

In this “miraculous and thrilling” (Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author) mystery for fans of The Essex Serpent and The Book of Speculation, Victorian London comes to life as an intrepid female sleuth wades through a murky world of collectors and criminals to recover a remarkable child. Bridie Devine—flame-haired, pipe-smoking detective extraordinaire—is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors in this age of discovery. Winding her way through the sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing secrets about her past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot-tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where nothing is quite what it seems. Blending darkness and light, Things in Jars is a stunning, “richly woven tapestry of fantasy, folklore, and history” (Booklist, starred review) that explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.

A Boy Made of Blocks

A Boy Made of Blocks
Author: Keith Stuart
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 1250111609
ISBN 13: 9781250111609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Boy Made of Blocks Book Review:

A Boy Made of Blocks is a funny, heartwarming story of family and love inspired by the author's own experiences with his son, the perfect latest obsession for fans of The Rosie Project, David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes. A father who rediscovers love Alex loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. He needs a reason to grab his future with both hands. A son who shows him how to live Meet eight-year-old Sam: beautiful, surprising - and different. To him the world is a frightening mystery. But as his imagination comes to life, his family will be changed . . . for good. "One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time." Good Housekeeping "Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did." Graeme Simsion "Very funny, incredibly poignant and full of insight. Awesome." Jenny Colgan "'A wonderful, warm, insightful novel about family, friendship and love." Daily Mail “A charming and timely tale of learning to connect in the digital age.” Kirkus "This is an author who understands fatherhood and boyhood and everything in between. A truly beautiful book." Matthew Dicks, author of Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend "A Boy Made of Blocks will make you laugh and cry in equal measure; a book you won’t soon forget." Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party