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Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
Richard Ford

Ecco, 2014

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day , and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most ...
  
  











  



  
Frank: The Voice
James Kaplan

Anchor, 2011

Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma.  Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and Oscar-winning return in From Here to ...
  
  











  



  
Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie
Jon Ronson

Riverhead Hardcover, 2014

In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for ...
  
  











  



  
Robert Frank: In America

Steidl, 2014

Because of the importance of Robert Frank's The Americans ; because he turned to filmmaking in 1959, the same year the book appeared in the United States; and because he made very different kinds of pictures when he returned to still photography in the 1970s, most of Frank's American work of the 1950s is poorly known. This book, based on the important Frank collection at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, is the first to focus on ...
  
  











  



  
Being Frank
Donna W. Earnhardt

Flashlight Press, 2012

Frank follows the motto, "Honesty is the best policy." He tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Frank never lies to his schoolmates, he always tells the truth to adults, and he’s always honest with police officers. The balancing act of finding tact, that fine line between telling the truth and telling too much truth, is the main theme of this story, and it's very funny—although not necessarily to his friend Dotti whose ...
  
  











  



  
Loving Frank: A Novel
Nancy Horan

Ballantine Books, 2008

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed ...
  
  











  



  
Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method
Frank Cho

Flesk Publications, 2014

Frank Cho, the acclaimed creator of Liberty Meadows, shares his secrets to drawing the lovely women he is renowned for. His exquisite line and masterful brushstrokes are explored to give the beginning artist, along with the most advanced professional, all the tools and knowledge needed to draw beautiful women. No area is overlooked, as the book begins with demonstrations on how to draw basic anatomy—including the body, legs, arms and ...
  
  











  



  
Frank!
Connah Brecon

Running Press Kids, 2014

Try as he might (or might not), Frank is a bear who is always late. And when he starts school, the trouble really begins. Frank has very good reasons, like the time he had to save a cat stuck in a tree and the morning he found himself challenged to a charity dance-off, and even the time he had to rescue a family of bunnies from a huge, smelly ogre. Frank's teacher has heard enough of Frank's excuses, but what happens when a giant zombie lizard ...
  
  











  



  
The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow, 2014

Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September. Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story. Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in ...
  
  











  



  
The Last Original Wife: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014

Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman's quest to find the love she deserves Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. But if losing her friends to tanned and toned young Barbie brides isn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to ...
  
  











  



  
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank

Bantam, 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and ...
  
  











  



  
Punch Your Inner Hippie: Cut Your Hair, Get a Job, and Make America Awesome Again
Frank J. Fleming

Broadside Books, 2014

The author of the e-books Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything and How to Fix Everything in America Forever explains how Americans can finally overcome the insidious legacy of the 1960s. As Frank J. Fleming reveals in this delightfully sarcastic self-help book, every American has a little hippie inside, preaching free love and poor hygiene, and keeping him from achieving his full potential. It’s a relic from the ...
  
  











  



  
Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings

University of Virginia Press, 2014

The buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright are not immune to the social and environmental forces that affect all architecture. Because of the popular recognition and historical significance of his work, however, the stakes are unusually high when his buildings are modified in any way. Any additions or changes must meet the highest standards; how exactly this can be achieved is the debate that fuels this compelling new book. The essays collected here ...
  
  











  



  
Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale
Dorothea Benton Frank

Jove, 2001

Pat Conroy called Dorothea Benton Frank’s debut, Sullivan’s Island , “hilarious and wise,” while Anne Rivers Siddons declared that it “roars with life.” Now Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina—where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River… Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has ...
  
  











  



  
Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales)
Dorothea Benton Frank

Berkley Trade, 2004

The New York Times bestseller—in paperback for the first time! Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island tells the unforgettable story of one woman's courageous journey toward truth. Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, ...
  
  











  



  
Land of Mango Sunsets
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009

Her despicable husband left her for a lingerie model who's barely more than a teenager, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam Elizabeth Swanson can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own. Then Miriam meets a man named Harrison, who makes her laugh, makes her cry, and makes her feel like a brand-new woman. It's almost too much for ...
  
  











  



  
Porch Lights: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by ...
  
  











  



  
The Frank Book
Jim Woodring

Fantagraphics, 2011

The definitive collection of Jim Woodring’s mysterious anthropomorph! Since 1991, Jim Woodring’s lusciously rendered, hypnotic fables have dazzled readers the world over, and the runaway success of the Frank-co-starring graphic novel Weathercraft and the first true Frank graphic novel Congress of the Animals have only whetted readers’ appetites for more. In honor of Frank’s 20th anniversary Fantagraphics is re-releasing the ...
  
  











  



  
King Dork Approximately
Frank Portman

Delacorte Press, 2014

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork , of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars , said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”    Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the ...
  
  











  



  
All The Turns of Light (Paths of Shadow Book 2)

Sizzling Lizard Press, 2014

Join Mug and Meralda as they take to the skies in the long-awaited sequel to All the Paths of Shadow! The airship Intrepid, fitted with Mage Meralda's flying coils and bearing a crew of a hundred and sixty-two souls, sets out to cross the treacherous Great Sea. If the Intrepid survives the voyage, she will be the first craft of the Realms to ever reach the mysterious Hang homeland. But as Meralda soon discovers, storms and sea-serpents are ...
  
  











  








   



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