She Rides Shotgun

Will they ever be able to live an honest life, free of fear? She Rides Shotgun is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains, and victims.

Author: Jordan Harper

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 006239441X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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*WINNER OF A 2018 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT NOVEL* *WINNER OF AN ALEX AWARD FROM THE ALA* NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Booklist A propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for death who must fight and steal to stay alive, learning from the most frightening man she knows—her father. Eleven-year-old Polly McClusky is shy, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her everywhere, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life. Nate made dangerous enemies in prison—a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish him off. They’ve already murdered his ex-wife, Polly’s mother. And Polly is their next target. Nate and Polly’s lives soon become a series of narrow misses, of evading the bad guys and the police, of sleepless nights in motels. Out on the lam, Polly is forced to grow up early: with barely any time to mourn her mother, she must learn how to take a punch and pull off a drug-house heist. She finds herself transforming from a shy little girl into a true fighter. Nate, in turn, learns what it’s like to love fiercely and unconditionally—a love he’s never quite felt before. But can their powerful bond transcend the dangerous existence he’s carved out for them? Will they ever be able to live an honest life, free of fear? She Rides Shotgun is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains, and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him.

Mama Rides Shotgun

She lifted her hand again, staring like it was the first time she'd ever laid eyes on it. “Belle?'' Trey prodded, when she failed to respond. Maddie and I exchanged a look. “I'm not sure,'' she said, slowly shaking her head.

Author: Deborah Sharp

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738721422

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Mama's fixin' to get hitched to Husband #5. But first, she coerces her daughter, Mace, to saddle up for some country-gal bonding on the Florida Cracker Trail. The trek takes a deadly turn when Lawton Bramble—wealthy rancher and one-time beau of Mama's—keels over in his Cow Hunter Chili. Lawton had a horde of enemies and a famously bad ticker. Could a grudge-wielding rival have "spiced" the cattleman's chow? With (or maybe despite) the help of her sisters and her sexy ex-beau, Detective Martinez, Mace sets out to corral a low-down varmint who's determined to kill again. TV APPEARANCES NBC's Today Show from November 4, 2008 Mayor's Book Talk from January 14, 2009 NBC6 South Florida Today from July 17, 2009 NBC's Today Show from August 4, 2009 WJXT-TV from November 17, 2009 Praise for Mama Does Time, the first Mace Bauer Mystery: "Who knew that a who-dun-it would not only keep you guessing—but have you laughing! Deborah Sharp is the new Edna Buchanan."—Hoda Kotb, NBC Today Show co-anchor "A humorous, touching reflection on familial love and politics."—Mystery Scene "Native Floridian Deborah Sharp's acute comic timing and detailed perceptions of old Florida sparkle in her lively debut...highly entertaining."—Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Riding Shotgun

Stella was so anxious to reach Fort Bliss she'd been willing to risk being caught up in an Apache uprising to get there. Now she was in favor of a delay. Why? Red had no answer to that question, ...

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786044337

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 535


JOHNSTONE COUNTRY. WHERE DEATH RIDES FASTER THAN THE WIND. A blazing new series takes you back to the lawless frontier where every stagecoach was a moving target. Where every passenger needed protection. And where every hired gun who rides along better be fast on the draw—or be dead on arrival . . . RIDING SHOTGUN If anyone knows the road to purgatory, it’s Red Ryan. As a stagecoach guard, he’s faced holdups, ambushes, and all-out attacks from every kill-crazy outlaw, Indian, and prairie rat. But even he’s a bit reluctant to take on his next job: riding shotgun with his driver Buttons Muldoon on a stage bound from Fort Concho, Texas, to Fort Bliss. Word has it, the Apaches are on the warpath. They’re being led by the vicious war chief Ilesh, which means “Lord of the Earth.” And this lord means business, as in slaughtering every Texan from here to El Paso. Red wants to postpone the stage. But an army major’s beautiful but stubborn wife insists they leave—or she’ll go it alone. So Red has no choice . . . Thus begins a nightmare journey into 400 miles of harsh, unforgiving terrain, blood-drunk killers, and one scheming devil who plans to paint the town of El Paso red—starting with Red’s blood . . . Live Free. Read Hard.

She Rides Shotgun

Thelma and Louise meets Breaking Bad: a gritty, violent pursuit thriller with a heart.

Author: Jordan Harper


ISBN: 1471158942


Page: 400

View: 149


A gritty, propulsive debut about a father, a daughter, and the hardest lessons in life. 'If nowhere was safe for her, then the only place he could let her be was with him' Meet Polly: eleven years old and smart beyond her years. But she's a loner, always on the outside, until she is unexpectedly reunited with her father. Meet Nate: fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car, Nate takes Polly from the safety of her quiet existence into a world of robbery, violence and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life. A Lesson in Violence is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our most long-held expectations about heroes, villains and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him. 'One of the best debuts I've ever read. Beautifully and lyrically written, it's like a perfect song you hear for the first time and feel like you've always known it. It's an instant classic and if I read a better novel this year I will be amazed' Simon Toyne, author of Sunday Times bestseller Solomon Creed 'An electrifying thriller, a shattering family tragedy, and a pitch-black coming of age story, all rolled into one. The language is searing, the action relentless, the beauty wrenched from ugliness truly astounding--this book will grab you by the throat and hang on tight until you've greedily swallowed every last taking a taser to your heart' Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire 'An exquisitely violent father-daughter story, burns bright and fast. I kept waiting for the inevitable slow-down, but it never came. An extremely impressive debut' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Kind Worth Killing 'In Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old girl at the heart of his darkly irresistible debut novel, Jordan Harper gives us a hero for our times. With shades of Mattie Ross but an intelligence and fervor all her own, she is unforgettable' Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me 'Has more kicks than any crime fiction out there, sure, but it's also got a heart that'll keep you up nights, slapping your head and pacing. Don't try to tell me this is a debut novel; I won't hear anything but Jordan Harper's a master' Benjamin Whitmer, author of Cry Father 'Confident, brutal, but always human, it's a violent parable of family and sacrifice. The best debut novel that I've read this year' Johnny Shaw, Anthony Award-winning author of Big Maria 'A dark, original take on the chase novel and a strangely touching portrait of a father-daughter relationship framed in barbed wire' Booklist (starred review) 'Visceral' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'The characters' loyalty, love, and struggle for redemption grip the reader and don't let go' Kirkus **A LESSON IN VIOLENCE is published in the US as SHE RIDES SHOTGUN**

Wag Your Tail

Belle Rides Shotgun! (AMBER Alert) She rode in the car with the wind in her face. The passenger side was her favorite place. When Belle pushed the button, she always knew She'd have the wind, the front seat, and a great view.

Author: poetsenvy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475988147

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 966


Dogs change our worlds by giving unconditional love and sharing our lives. In these stories dogs have identi ties and personalities. They are more than companions and friends. They are actors playing center stage, entering our minds and hearts and becoming unforgettable. Each dog owner discovers that a dog becomes part of the family history, part of the stories told around the table, and sometimes the only thing that touches our emotions. During a dog’s lifeti me a dog finds ways to entertain, dismay, or love the humans around them. A dog can’t be ignored. Perhaps dogs are highly regarded because they don’t have hidden motives. They love you or dislike you. Life is that simple. Once their decision is made they don’t forget their friends or enemies. In my opinion most dogs are angels sent to bring unconditi onal love into the world and to battle the dark forces. As you read these stories decide for yourself if dogs change our lives for the better. You may have known dogs like Belle that can do so many things. Read and enjoy and let the dogs entertain you.

Native Country of the Heart

She rides shotgun (without shotgun) at my grandfather's side, as they pull up into a Yaqui pueblo, pots and pans and kitchen utensils for sale clanking their arrival. The Yaqui families sit silently in a circle around the mestizo ...

Author: Cherríe Moraga

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374718541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 817


"This memoir's beauty is in its fierce intimacy." --Roy Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 From the celebrated editor of This Bridge Called My Back, Cherríe Moraga charts her own coming-of-age alongside her mother’s decline, and also tells the larger story of the Mexican American diaspora. Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as a child, along with her siblings, by their own father to pick cotton in California’s Imperial Valley. The daughter, Cherríe Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation. As a young woman, Elvira left California to work as a cigarette girl in glamorous late-1920s Tijuana, where an ambiguous relationship with a wealthy white man taught her life lessons about power, sex, and opportunity. As Moraga charts her mother’s journey—from impressionable young girl to battle-tested matriarch to, later on, an old woman suffering under the yoke of Alzheimer’s—she traces her own self-discovery of her gender-queer body and Lesbian identity, as well as her passion for activism and the history of her pueblo. As her mother’s memory fails, Moraga is driven to unearth forgotten remnants of a U.S. Mexican diaspora, its indigenous origins, and an American story of cultural loss. Poetically wrought and filled with insight into intergenerational trauma, Native Country of the Heart is a reckoning with white American history and a piercing love letter from a fearless daughter to the mother she will never lose.


She rides shotgun in a wagon that pulls into the screen and stops in front of the camera, ready for ro- mance. She comes to town to deliver game she has just killed and sells it to the local restaurant for a good price.

Author: Marilyn Ann Moss

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 9780299204334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 229


Marilyn Ann Moss’s Giant examines the life of one of the most influential directors to work in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s. George Stevens directed such popular and significant films as Shane, Giant, A Place in the Sun, and The Diary of Anne Frank. He was the first to pair Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy on film in Woman of the Year. Through the study of Stevens’s life and his production history, Moss also presents a glimpse of the workings of the classic Hollywood studio system in its glory days. Moss documents Stevens’s role as a powerful director who often had to battle the heads of major studios to get his films made his way. She traces the four decades Stevens was a major Hollywood player and icon, from his earliest days at the Hal Roach Studios—where he learned to be a cameraman, writer, and director for Laurel and Hardy features—up to when his films made millions at the box office and were graced by actors such as Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Alan Ladd, and Montgomery Clift.

Hair of the Dog

She was without doubt the ugliest dog in existence, abandoned I am convinced because of her appearance. ... Over the next year we developed an understanding: if the truck takes a trip, she rides shotgun, if I work in the yard she ...

Author: Robert Taylor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984572158

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

View: 164


Hair of the Dog is a profanity-free collection of poems, observations, and short stories drawn from the mind of an old romantic seeking to revisit occurrences that influenced his current outlook on life. Each item reveals a common but often forgotten aspect of human nature. It presents the author’s keen awareness of his youth and the infatuation for a new adventure, the uncertainty of a new love, and how emptiness flows from rejection like cold liquid to the loins. Focusing on the mundane, like a sip of coffee from a porcelain cup or our natural tendency to flirt, it drives home the isolation of the elderly and a hospice couple’s struggle to remember the courtship dance of youth. It’s profanity free, granny approved, and parent endorsed! It’s intriguing, insightful, and delightful! It’s poetry from an old man’s mind! These are stepping-stones of emotion and are best if read aloud.


I bought my first bike after I enlisted. Before that, I got to liking bike riding from my experiences on friends' bikes. Comments: My wife doesn't operate a bike. Sometimes she rides shotgun with me, but she doesn't really care for it.



ISBN: MSU:31293011953555

Category: Automobile drivers


View: 542


Dawn in the Dooryard

H THE IERARCHY OF SHOTGUN RIDING Decisions about who gets to ride “shotgun” on a car trip are not as straightforward as one might think. ... The Hierarchy of Riding Shotgun She had ulterior motives in 166 The Hierarchy of Riding Shotgun.

Author: Timothy Cotton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781684750030

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 349


Following his best-selling The Detective in the Dooryard, Tim Cotton brings a fresh set of keen observations to his new collection. Drawing upon more than thirty years as Maine police officer--and even longer as a born-and-bred Mainer--Cotton shares stories about life--in Maine and elsewhere--about his experiences, and about the people he's met along the way. With a generous portion of wry Yankee wit, this new collection from Tim Cotton will leave you laughing, crying, or maybe both at once.