Score: 4
From 198 Ratings

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving


  • Author: Jonathan Evison
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 6851094 Bytes


In The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (releasing June 24, 2016 as a Netflix Original Film titled The Fundamentals of Caring, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez), Jonathan Evison, author of the new novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, has crafted a novel of the heart, a story of unlikely heroes in a grand American landscape. For Ben Benjamin, all has been lost--his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. Hoping to find a new direction, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving, where he will learn to take care of people with disabilities. He is instructed about professionalism, about how to keep an emotional distance between client and provider, and about the art of i...

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616203177


The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Book Description :

In The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (releasing June 24, 2016 as a Netflix Original Film titled The Fundamentals of Caring, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez), Jonathan Evison, author of the new novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, has crafted a novel of the heart, a story of unlikely heroes in a grand American landscape. For Ben Benjamin, all has been lost--his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. Hoping to find a new direction, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving, where he will learn to take care of people with disabilities. He is instructed about professionalism, about how to keep an emotional distance between client and provider, and about the art of i...

The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamentals of Caring


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781851784


The Fundamentals of Caring Book Description :

LIFE-AFFIRMING STORY OF A DISABLED TEENAGER AND HIS CLUELESS CARER, NOW A NETFLIX DRAMA STARRING PAUL RUDD AND SELENA GOMEZ. The first rule of caring is Don't Get Emotionally Involved. So clueless carer Ben probably shouldn't have agreed to drive stroppy, wheelchair-bound teenager Trevor 400 miles across America to reunite with his deadbeat dad. Especially when Trevor's mother has absolutely forbidden it. Especially when a road trip like this could go so disastrously, gloriously wrong... Funny, life-affirming and beautifully bittersweet, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and the journey of a lifetime. 'Little Miss Sunshine meets Rain Man. Big-hearted and funny and full of hope' Boston Globe....

Lawn Boy
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Lawn Boy


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616208257


Lawn Boy Book Description :

Winner of the Alex Award “Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium—a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America.” --The New York Times Book Review For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much ...

This Is Your Life  Harriet Chance
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

This Is Your Life Harriet Chance


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443442954


This Is Your Life Harriet Chance Book Description :

With her husband, Bernard, two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. Jonathan Evison—bestselling author of West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and All About Lulu—has crafted a big-hearted novel with a supremely endearing heroine at its centre. Through Harriet, he...

West of Here
Score: 3
From 659 Ratings

West of Here


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 161620124X


West of Here Book Description :

At the foot of the Elwha River, the muddy outpost of Port Bonita is about to boom, fueled by a ragtag band of dizzyingly disparate men and women unified only in their visions of a more prosperous future. A failed accountant by the name of Ethan Thornburgh has just arrived in Port Bonita to reclaim the woman he loves and start a family. Ethan’s obsession with a brighter future impels the damming of the mighty Elwha to harness its power and put Port Bonita on the map. More than a century later, his great-great grandson, a middle manager at a failing fish- packing plant, is destined to oversee the undoing of that vision, as the great Thornburgh dam is marked for demolition, having blocked the very lifeline that could have sustained the town. West of H...

All About Lulu
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

All About Lulu


  • Author : Jonathan Evison
  • Publisher : Soft Skull Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593762094


All About Lulu Book Description :

The Tenth Anniversary Edition, now with a new author's introduction and a foreword by J. Ryan Stadal Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his irrepressible crush on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her own challenges, William watches his life shift into tumult and despair. Once Lulu departs for college, Will goes into the world to find himself — discovering Western philosophy, a cruel dating world, enduring friendship, and, ultimately, his true calling. Emboldened by his turn as a late-night radio personality, Will rescues himself from the self-im...

The Mothers
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Mothers


  • Author : Jennifer Gilmore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451697889


The Mothers Book Description :

Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore’s third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a “voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor” (Vanity Fair), Gilmore lays bare the story of one couple’s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption. Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parent-hood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process—for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and “experts”; for the birthmothers who co...

The King of Nothing Much

The King of Nothing Much


  • Author : Jesse Edward Johnson
  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589881440


The King of Nothing Much Book Description :

"Hilarious, incisive, and uncomfortably familiar."―Jonathan Evison, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel "Johnson perfectly captures both the ennui and elation of parenthood and the mundanity and magic of marriage . . . I love this little book.”―T. Greenwood, author of Rust & Stardust The King of Nothing Much is a story about parenthood in a time of transition. Weldon Tines, 41, is a stay-at-home dad who has outlived his usefulness in the role. The twins―Danny and Reese―have just started kindergarten, his older daughter Presley wants nothing to do with him, and his wife Deb makes enough money for the family to live on. Newly rudderless, Weldon struggles to understand his purpose on this earth. Who is it that can tell hi...

Hatchet
Score: 4
From 269 Ratings

Hatchet


  • Author : Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442403321


Hatchet Book Description :

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness wit...

Faith Bass Darling s Last Garage Sale
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

Faith Bass Darling s Last Garage Sale


  • Author : Lynda Rutledge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101580608


Faith Bass Darling s Last Garage Sale Book Description :

On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. With help from a couple of neighborhood boys, Faith lugs her priceless Louis XV elephant clock, countless Tiffany lamps, and everything else in her nineteenth-century mansion out onto her long, sloping lawn. Why is a recluse of twenty years suddenly selling off her dearest posessions? Because God told her to. As the townspeople grab up five generations of heirlooms, everyone drawn to the sale--including Faith's long-lost daughter--finds that the antiques not only hold family secrets but also inspire some of life's most important questions: Do our possessions possess us? What are we without our memories? Is there life after ...