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The Nirvana Blues: A Novel

John Nichols

The Nirvana Blues: A Novel by John NicholsThe seventies are over. All across America, the overgrown kids of the middle class are getting their acts together and getting older. The once-tight Chicano community of Chamisaville is long gone, and the Anglo powerbrokers control almost everything. Joe Minver-faithful husband, loving father, and all-around good guy-is about to sink roots. There's only one hitch: money. To buy the land he works, he embarks on a coke scam that will net him the necessary bread. Joe is also about to embark on a series of erotic adventures with three headstrong women, bringing him face-to-face with the terrors...
2015 / 5 / 26

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The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel

John Nichols

The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel by John NicholsJoe Mondragon, a feisty hustler with a talent for trouble, slammed his battered pickup to a stop, tugged on his gumboots, and marched into the arid patch of ground. Carefully (and also illegally), he tapped into the main irrigation channel. And so began-though few knew it at the time-the Milagro beanfield war. But like everything else in the dirt-poor town of Milagro, it would be a patchwork war, fought more by tactical retreats than by battlefield victories. Gradually, the small farmers and sheepmen begin to rally to Joe's beanfield as the symbol of their lost rights and their lost lands. And...
2015 / 5 / 26

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The Magic Journey: A Novel

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The Magic Journey: A Novel by John Nichols

Boom times came to the forgotten little southwestern town of Chamisaville just as the rest of America was in the Great Depression. They came when a rattletrap bus loaded with stolen dynamite blew sky-high, leaving behind a giant gushing hot spring. Within minutes, the town's wheeler-dealers had organized, and within a year, Chamisaville was flooded with tourists and pilgrims, and the wheeler-dealers were rich.

Spanning forty years, The Magic Journey tells the tale of how progress transformed a rural backwater into a boomtown. At first, it was a magic time for Chamisaville--almost as if every...

2015 / 5 / 26

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A Ghost in the Music

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A Ghost in the Music by John Nichols

At forty-eight, Bart Darling is about to perform a movie stunt that will in all likelihood kill him.

Lorraine, his hillbilly girlfriend who is carrying his child, gives him an ultimatum: call it off or shell split. Bart summons his emotionally distant, twenty-nine-year-old son Marcel from New York to help him hold on to Lorraine. But Marcel finds himself falling for Lorraine, even as he sorts out his ambiguous feelings for Bart.
2013 / 10 / 18

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The Wizard of Loneliness

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The Wizard of Loneliness by John Nichols

"John Nichols has remarkable insight into life's crazy blend of comedy and tragedy. . . . Pure pleasure to read." -New York Times Book Review

It's World War II, and young Wendall Oler has been sent to stay will his father's family in rural Stebbinsville, Vermont. Using this opportunity to act out his resentment for the death of his mother and his father's leaving to fight in the war he does all he can to tyrannize his new family. Yet, thrown into the warmth of this country family, Wendall finds his resolve softening.
2013 / 9 / 26

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The Sterile Cuckoo

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The Sterile Cuckoo by John Nichols

"A hilarious, sad . . . all too true novel about the rough underside of a college love affair."-John Knowles, author of A Separate Peace

When eighteen-year-old Jerry Payne first meets Pookie Adams at the Friarsburg, Oklahoma, bus depot, he is hardly aware that this moment marks the beginning of the most memorable love affair of his life. Overwhelmed (and yet secretly enchanted) by her zany, rambling monologue, Jerry is relieved to leave her in St. Louis as he continues to New York. Thinking he's seen the last of her, he heads off to college, only to be pursued by seventeen lengthy letters, and...
2013 / 9 / 5

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The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism

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The "S" Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism by John NicholsA short, sharp, irreverent rejoinder to right-wing red-baiting.
2012 / 9 / 22

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Our Media, Not Theirs

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Our Media, Not Theirs by John NicholsOur Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it. McChesney and Nichols begin by detailing how the media system has come to be dominated by a handful of transnational conglomerates that use their immense political and economic power to saturate the population with commercial messages. Further, the authors provide an analysis of the burgeoning media reform activities in the United States, and outline ways we can structurally change the media system through coalition...
2012 / 3 / 2

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