One more thing : stories and other stories
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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9780385351836, 0385351836
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Villa Park Public Library - Fiction
F NOVAK, B.
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Book
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First edition.
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x, 276 pages ; 22 cm
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English
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99957383664

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"Across a range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, Novak's assured prose and expansive imagination introduce readers to people, places, and premises that are hilarious, insightful, provocative, and moving-often at the same time. In One More Thing, a boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins - turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. Author John Grisham contemplates a monumental typo. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who debate how to stage an intervention in the era of Facebook. We learn why wearing a red t-shirt every day is the key to finding love; how February got its name; and why the stock market is sometimes just ... down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, from the deeply familiar to the intoxicatingly imaginative, One More Thing finds its heart in the most human of phenomena: love, fear, family, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might make a person complete. The stories in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Novak, B. J. (2014). One more thing: stories and other stories. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Novak, B. J., 1979-. 2014. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Novak, B. J., 1979-, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Novak, B. J. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. Print.

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