The Cactus

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK New York Times Bestseller "Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus.

Author: Sarah Haywood

Publisher: Park Row Books

ISBN: 9780778369073

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK New York Times Bestseller "Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus." --Red magazine In this charming and poignant debut, one woman's unconventional journey to finding love means learning to embrace the unexpected. For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an "interpersonal arrangement" that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan's due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

The Cactus League

Anchored by an expert knowledge of baseball’s inner workings, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League is a propulsive and deeply human debut that captures a strange desert world that is both exciting and unforgiving, where the most crucial games ...

Author: Emily Nemens

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374720495

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR and Lit Hub. A Los Angeles Times Bestseller. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "In The Cactus League [Emily Nemens] provides her readers with what amounts to a miniature, self-enclosed world that is funny and poignant and lovingly observed." --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball from Emily Nemens, the editor of The Paris Review Jason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona desert for their annual spring training. Handsome, famous, and talented, Goodyear is nonetheless coming apart at the seams. And the coaches, writers, wives, girlfriends, petty criminals, and diehard fans following his every move are eager to find out why—as they hide secrets of their own. Humming with the energy of a ballpark before the first pitch, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League unravels the tightly connected web of people behind a seemingly linear game. Narrated by a sportscaster, Goodyear’s story is interspersed with tales of Michael Taylor, a batting coach trying to stay relevant; Tamara Rowland, a resourceful spring-training paramour, looking for one last catch; Herb Allison, a legendary sports agent grappling with his decline; and a plethora of other richly drawn characters, all striving to be seen as the season approaches. It’s a journey that, like the Arizona desert, brims with both possibility and destruction. Anchored by an expert knowledge of baseball’s inner workings, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League is a propulsive and deeply human debut that captures a strange desert world that is both exciting and unforgiving, where the most crucial games are the ones played off the field.

The Eagle on the Cactus

BACKGROUND ABOUT THE EACLE ON THE CACTUS The Founding of Tenochtitlan — Mexico City In the center of the Mexican flag is a striking image of an eagle with a ...


Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087035

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Collects legends and stories to be shared aloud, including tales of tricksters, transformation, magic and adventure, dos compadres, animals, and the world's beginning.

The Cactus Primer

The Cactus Plant Just outside the building in which we teach botany at UCLA is a small cactus garden ( Fig . 1.1 ) . In this 5 m ( meter ) X 6 m plot we ...

Author: Arthur C. Gibson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674089914

Category: Science

Page: 286

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The Cactus Primer presents the amateur cactophile with an excellent introduction to cactus biology and provides the informed reader with an invaluable summary of the last forty years' research. This book goes far beyond books that instruct readers in the propagation, growth, and care of these plants; addressing matters of more scientific interest, it takes an integrated approach to the presentation of the form, physiology, evolution, and ecology of cacti. The book is unique in that it combines the descriptive morphology and physiology documented in the scientific literature with more general observations found in popular publications on cacti. It provides a new generic classification of the cacti and contains much new information, including data on photosynthesis, heat and cold tolerance, computer modeling of ribs, and the effects of spines. Enhanced by over 400 illustrations and supplemented with an extensive glossary, this book will appeal to cactus enthusiasts interested in the classification and growth of cacti, as well as to plant biologists who use cacti to illustrate desert adaptation and convergent evolution. Written in accessible style, The Cactus Primer is bound to serve a dual function as both an instructive tool and a reference work in cactus biology for years to come.

The Cactus and the Crown

“I thought they made pulque from the cactus plant,” she said. “Pulque is for peons,” declared Sergeant Franchet. “For soldiers, it's tequila.

Author: Catherine Gavin

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789123615

Category: Travel

Page: 405

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A VIVID AND DRAMATIC STORY OF LOVE, CONFLICT AND REBELLION IN NINETEENTH CENTURY MEXICO In the late 1860’s the royal families of Europe collaborated with the French in an ingenious plan to take over Mexico. They set up Maximilian von Hapsburg and his wife Carlóta as the Emperor and Empress of Mexico. In accepting this crown Maximilian bowed to the ambitions of his wife, a disturbed yet disturbingly beautiful woman. Unfortunately Maximilian was inept as a ruler and the whole adventure ended in disaster as the people of Mexico, led by Juarez, rose to overthrow him. Told against a background of imperial splendour and ever increasing tension, this novel has three themes—the making of a girl into a woman, the making of a man into a doctor, and the making of a nation—developed through the stories of two young Americans, Dr. Andrew Lorimer and his sister Sally, and Pierre Franchet, a soldier in the French Expeditionary Corps. The Cactus and the Crown, which was first published in 1962, is an exceptionally well-researched historical novel from Catherine Gavin, set during the beginnings of the Mexican nation, when Maximilian was Emperor and the guerrilla forces of Benito Juarez were fighting against French troops.

The Cactus Club Killings

Show me some cactus stuff.” She keyed and moused some more. Now the screen displayed something called the Cactus and Succulent Mall. “Watch.

Author: Nathan Walpow

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307572897

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 815

In a city of fast cars and movie stars, these folks are crazy about cacti. Until a killer joins the club . . . Joe Portugal likes people. But he likes plants better. That's why the former theater actor turned small-time L.A. commercial star is a prominent member of the Culver City Cactus Club. Unfortunately, so is a killer. The club's president is dead--a poison succulent lodged into her mouth. With a father who knows a thing or two about murder, and police breathing down his neck, Joe can recognize a jam when he sees one. But when he begins searching through a colorful cast of plant lovers, plant dealers, and even international plant smugglers, he doesn't find the answers he needs. Meanwhile, the killer has struck again, working his way through the Cactus Club with a garden variety motive--and a very green thumb--for murder. . . . Includes The Joe Portugal Guide to Botanical Nomenclature


Even the coyotes who prowled along the banks of the Rio Salado knew the Cactus Kid was in love. What else would cause him to sing to the moon so that even ...

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Renaissance EBooks


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 937

Ecology and Conservation of the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy owl in Arizona

At New River , for instance , Fisher ( 1893 ) described the cactus ferruginous pygmy - owl as " quite common " in thickets of intermixed mesquite and ...

Author: Jean-Luc E. Cartron



Category: Birds

Page: 68

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This report is the result of a cooperative effort by the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the USDA Forest Service Region 3, with participation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management. It assesses the state of knowledge related to the conservation status of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl in Arizona. The population decline of this owl has been attributed to the loss of riparian areas before and after the turn of the 20th century. Currently, the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl is chiefly found in southern Arizona in xeroriparian vegetation and wellstructured upland desertscrub. The primary threat to the remaining pygmy-owl population appears to be continued habitat loss due to residential development. Important information gaps exist and prevent a full understanding of the current population status of the owl and its conservation needs.

When the Cactus Rose Blooms

he title, When the cactus rose blooms, points to a human being: to one who is ruggedly heroic, not quite tied to an unassuming demeanor; it points to the ...

Author: Jr. Villarreal

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460232348

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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The title, When the cactus rose blooms, points to a human being: to one who is ruggedly heroic, not quite tied to an unassuming demeanor; it points to the intuitive character that John Wayne plays in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. The cactus plant serves as a motive running through this character's prickly, but kind, awkward, but right symphonic journey: it points to that piece of music we might call "man." In the film we are told that when the legend becomes a lie you print the legend, or something along those lines; we, on the other hand, live on too many legends founded on too many lies! The total venue of our existence has for the longest while now been needing an overhaul. As has been stated in The Pebble Poems, the first attempt to tackle such ills, this is a case for, and not against, love; our need to be unwhispered here requires it. We are asked to press out of the ordinary, past remembrance, to step into that place where "the cactus rose blooms"! The times we live in keep changing inordinately; here's hoping a fresh perspective proves helpful....

The Cactus Valley Boarding School

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Author: Sandra Joy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462026907

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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Kathlyn Farrel had never been away from home without her parents for more than a weekend, much less out of the country. So you can imagine her shock when her parents announce that they have decided to send her to boarding school in Dallas for a year. Her parents were both hard working people and hardly ever home, and with her brother in college, they had thought it best to send her to boarding school. The only good thing is, all three of her best friends are going, too. Once there, it doesn't take long to get into tons of trouble. Being accused of theft, and having a frustrating and impossible crush on the main handyman, who doesn't seem to be much of a handyman, doesn't make life any easier. Will Kathlyn's stubborn determination to catch the thief (on her own, if no one'll help her), get her expelled? Or worse, break her friendship with her three best friends? Follow Kathlyn as she proves to everyone that she's innocent. Once more, she learns to trust, and she learns that not everyone is out to get her, as she was starting to believe. And she once again learns to be her own joyful self again.

The Cactus and the Balloon

It was red, round, and had a string attached. The cactus quickly, without thought, fell in love. "But wait! How could a Balloon love a Cactus? One.

Author: Molly Kay Wolchansky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449010377

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

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Molly Kay Wolchansky, a young eighteen year old progressive writer, has created a writing repertoire that includes poetry, prose, and playwriting. She attended arts magnet school at Booker T. Washington in Dallas, Texas, where she earned an award for Great Achievement in Playwriting her senior year. Her plays were chosen and produced in the presence of selective audiences in theatres. Though this is her first published work, she delighted many with her first book at the age of eight. Her goal is to inspire people of all ages to achieve their dreams through the power of the written word.

I Told You Not to Climb the Cactus

I Told You Not to Climb the Cactus Surviving the Badlands of Motherhood Wendy Hamilton Illustrated by Ruth Hamilton AuthorHouseTM 1663 Liberty Drive ...

Author: Wendy Hamilton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524694673

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

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Motherhood is the toughest, most rewarding task a woman will ever face. For all those frazzled, guilt ridden mothers wresting with small children, take heart. A wheelbarrow full of manure mixed with ordinary dirt makes good growing conditions for young fruit trees. And even the prickly desert eventually blossoms.

Finding the Bloom of the Cactus Generation

122 . Ibid . Nurse's Notes for Healthy Aging . Facts on Long - Term Care . 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 154 Cactus Generation.

Author: Maggie Walters

Publisher: "The Cactus Generation"

ISBN: 9781599300115

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 183

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The Cactus Generation explains about the benefits of touch for seniors, especially those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's patients cease to recognize family members by sight or by the sound of voice, but they will always recognize their touch. Touch becomes another form of communication, one that we are not accustomed to. Touch breaks through the barriers of Alzheimer's disease. The Cactus Generation explains how to stay connected to loved ones through the personal story of author Maggie Walters.

The Cactus Family

This long-awaited, monumental work covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic manner, addressing 125 genera and 1810 species.

Author: Edward F. Anderson

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924985

Category: Gardening

Page: 776

View: 826

This long-awaited, monumental work covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic manner, addressing 125 genera and 1810 species. The most comprehensive single resource on the subject available today, it includes more than 1000 color photographs in addition to other illustrations.

The Cactus Journal

Leaves 3-5 recently may like to have back numbers of the cm . long , 1-1 } cm . broad towards the base ; Cactus Journal . Unfortunately the first face ...




Category: Cactus


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The Cactus

THE CACTUS is Sarah Haywood's first novel. @tworoadsbooks @SarahxHaywood /TwoRoadsBooks /SarahHaywoodAuthor [insert author picture credit Rachel Ryan] [insert Two Roads logo]

Author: Sarah Haywood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473660645

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK 'I found myself laughing out loud at Susan's prickly character' Reese Witherspoon THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | SHORTLISTED FOR THE BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD | A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green. Family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand - but Susan makes perfect sense to herself. Age 45, she thinks her life is perfect. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a steady job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. And things can only get worse ... at least in Susan's eyes. This sparkling debut is a breath of fresh air with real heart and a powerful emotional punch. In Susan we find a character as exasperating and delightful as The Rosie Project's Don Tillman. An uncompromising feminist and a fierce fighter, it's a joy to watch her bloom. An ideal read for fans of Eleanor Oliphant, Bridget Jones and Maggie's Plan. 'Quirky, poignant and extremely readable' Sunday Mirror 'Brilliantly comic' The Lady 'Wonderfully funny and astute' Red 'Funny, compelling, well-written...for fans of Marian Keyes who demand a bit of grit in their comic writing' Emerald Street