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The complete humorous sketches and tales of Mark Twain / by Twain, Mark,1835-1910.; Neider, Charles,1915-2001.;
"A collection of all 136 humorous sketches and tales that ... Mark Twain wrote as a young reporter for various newspapers and magazines and later saw fit to issue in book form ... More unvarnished than his short stories or novels, and more willing to indulge in fun for its own sake."--Back cover.
Subjects: Humorous stories, American.; Comedy sketches.;
© 1996., Da Capo Press,
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Yertle the turtle and other stories / by Seuss,Dr.;
Includes three humorous stories in verse, Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag.
Subjects: Children's stories, American.; Stories in rhyme.; Turtles; Jealousy; Pride and vanity;
© ©1986., Random House,
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Year zero : a novel / by Reid, Robert,1965-;
In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universe--and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry.The entire cosmos has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everything-- and the aliens are not amused.
Subjects: Science fiction.; Humorous stories.; Science fiction.; Humorous stories.; Science fiction.; Extraterrestrial beings;
© c2012, 2013., Del Rey Ballantine Books,
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The all-girl filling station's last reunion : a novel / by Flagg, Fannie,author.;
Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, this novel is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with now is her mother, the formidable and imposing Lenore Simmons Krackenberry, never an easy task. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a shocking secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. This is a riveting, fun story of two families, set in both present day America and during World War II, filled with the author's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. -- Provided by publisher.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Humorous stories, American.; Domestic fiction, American.; Historical fiction, American.; Detective and mystery stories, American.; Women; Female friendship; Family secrets; Service stations;
© [2013], Random House,
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Infinite jest : a novel / by Wallace, David Foster,author.; Bissell, Tom,1974-writer of foreword.;
"Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring one of the most endearingly screwed-up families in contemporary fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our lives, about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people, and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human--and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do."--Front flip.
Subjects: Humorous stories.; Compulsive behavior; Addicts;
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Descent of man : stories / by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.;
Decent of man -- The champ -- We are norsemen -- Heart of a champion -- Bloodfall -- The second swimming -- Dada -- A women's restaurant -- The extinction tales -- Caye -- The big garage -- Green hell -- Earth, moon -- Quetzalcóatl lite -- De rerum natura -- John Barleycorn lives -- Drowning.In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, T.C. Boyle offers his unique view of the world. A primate-center researcher becomes romantically involved with a chimp; a Norse poet overcomes bard-block; collectors compete to snare the ancient Aztec beer can, Quetzacoatl Lite; and Lassie abandons Timmy for a randy coyote. Dark humor, delirious fantasy, and surreal satire come together in this collection that brilliantly expresses just what the "evolution" of mankind has wrought.
© 1987, ©1979., Penguin Books,
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Me talk pretty one day [sound recording] / by Sedaris, David.;
Read by the author.Creative nonfiction writer David Sedaris presents a humorous, yet touching collection of personal essays. As featured in The New Yorker and Esquire as well as read aloud on National Public Radio, this collection relates to listeners Sedaris' fascinatingly funny life story, delivered with his signature deadpan style.Lambda Literary Award, 2000
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Americans;
© p2001., Time Warner AudioBooks,
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A treasury of American folklore : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people / by Botkin, Benjamin Albert,1901-1975,editor.; Sandburg, Carl,1878-1967,writer of foreword.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Backwoods boasters -- Pseudo bad men -- Killers -- Free lances -- Miracles men -- Patron saints -- Tall talk -- The sky's the limit -- Local cracks and slams -- Pranks and tricks -- Humorous anecdotes and jests -- Yarns and tall tales -- From the liars' bench -- Animal tales -- Nursery tales -- Witch tales -- Ghost tales -- Devil tales -- Queer tales -- Play rhymes and catch colloquies -- Singing and play-party games -- Ballads and songs.Named by the Library of Congress in a 2012 exhibit as among the top "100 Books that Shaped America," this two-volume set contains 500 stories and 100 songs collected from the author's time as national folklore editor for the Federal Writer's Project (1938-39) as well as his work as archivist of folksongs at the Library of Congress. As Carl Sandburg writes in his foreword, "So here we have nothing less than an encyclopedia of the folklore of America. An encyclopedia is where you get up into box car numbers ... besides giving you the company of nice, darnfool yarn spinners, it will give you something of the feel of American history, of the gloom chasers that moved many a good man who fought fire and flood, varmints and vermin, as region after region filled with settlers and homesteaders.
Subjects: Folk tales.; Folklore;
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The very best of O. Henry [electronic resource]. by Henry, O.; Berkrot, Peter.;
Narrator: Peter Berkrot.This volume contains twenty of O. Henry's finest short stories, including "The Gift of the Magi," "The Ransom of Red Chief," and "The Making of a New Yorker."O. Henry, the pseudonym of the American writer William Sydney Porter (1862–1910), is best known for writing stories full of wit, wordplay, and warm characterizations, and particularly for their clever twist endings. This volume contains twenty of O. Henry's best and best-loved stories. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humor that have made O. Henry's stories popular for the last century.The stories contained in this unique collection are "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking," "The Gift of the Magi," "The Cop and the Anthem," "One Dollar's Worth," "A Retrieved Reformation," "The Last of the Troubadours," "The Caballero's Way," "Last Leaf," "The Furnished Room," "Cupid's Exile Number Two," "The Lotus and the Bottle," "The Trimmed Lamp," "Springtime a la Carte,"...Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 193601 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Short stories.;
© 2010., Tantor Media,
On-line resources: http://kirtland.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4C48E82D-829A-4474-90A0-3317F3293E5D -- Click to access digital title in Overdrive.;
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Ottawa stories from the Springs : anishinaabe dibaadjimowinan wodi gaa binjibaamigak wodi mookodjiwong e zhinikaadek / by Webkamigad, Howard,translator,editor.;
"Sometimes things come to people out of the blue and seemingly for a reason. The Anishinaabe word for this is nigika. The stories contained in this collection reached Howard Webkamigad nearly eighty years after they were recorded, after first being kept in their original copper wire format by the American Philosophical Society and later being converted onto cassettes and held by Dr. James McClurken of Michigan State University. These rich tales, recorded by Anishinaabe people in the Harbor Springs area of Michigan, draw on the legends, fables, trickster stories, parables, and humor of Anishinaabe culture. Reaching back to the distant past but also delving into more recent events, this book contains a broad swath of the history of the Ojibwe/Chippewa, Ottawa, Pottawatomi, Algonkian, Abenaki, Saulteau, Mashkiigowok/Cree, and other groups that make up the broad range of the Anishinaabe-speaking peoples. Provided here are original stories transcribed from Anishinaabe-language recordings alongside Howard Webkamigad's English translations. These stories not only provide a textured portrait of a complex people but also will help Anishinaabe-language learners see patterns in the language and get a sense of how it flows. Featuring side-by-side Anishinaabe/English translations"--Note on the recordings / by James McClurken -- Foreword / by Frank Ettawageshik -- Introduction -- Anishinaabemowin sounds -- Part 1. Nenibozhoo stories -- Part 2. Legends and cultural stories -- Part 3. Historical stories -- Part 4. Contemporary stories.
Subjects: Ojibwa Indians; Ottawa Indians; Ojibwa Indians; Ottawa Indians; Ojibwa language;
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