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The Literary Theory Toolkit

by Herman Rapaport

The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar texts Covers differing theories of the public sphere, ideology, power, and the social relations necessary for the understanding of approaches to literature

Literature and the Writing Process 10th Edition

by Elizabeth Mcmahan Robert Funk Susan X Day Linda S. Coleman

Literature and the Writing Process combines the best elements of a literature anthology with those of a handbook to guide students through the interrelated process of analytical reading and critical writing.

Literature For Life

by X. J. Kennedy Nina Revoyr Dana Gioia

Literature for Life: A Thematic Introduction to Reading and Writing as both its title and content suggests, forges a close relationship between students' reading and life experiences--the texts used are accessible, grounded, relatable, and meaningful. There's enough range to suit instructors of many backgrounds, experiences, and strengths and to encourage instructors to better teaching and students to better learning. Literature for Life is organized around seven enduring themes: Families, Love, Life's Journeys, Individual and Society, Personal Identity, Nature and the Environment, and War and Peace. Each theme is divided into clusters that provide instructors with useful teaching units.

The Little Black Dog Has Puppies

by J. B. Spooner Terre Lamb Seeley

Anyone who's been to the island of Martha's Vineyard knows the Black Dog. A stray that was adopted by Captain Bob Douglas, skipper of the beautiful topsail schooner Shenandoah, she became one of the greatest sea dogs in New England history. Today her profile can be found on T-shirts, hats, and umbrellas across the country. Now comes a third book about the Black Dog and her many exploits. From finding treasure to rescuing baby kittens, stories about the Black Dog have always entertained us. Her latest adventure is her best one yet, as the captain discovers that his faithful companion is expecting puppies! And not just any puppies, but a new, special island breed to become known as the Vineyard Whitefoot. It's a heartwarming tale for all those who fell in love with the Black Dog.

The Little Book for Dads

by Adams Media

Hundreds of family traditions to share with your little ones! Play an exciting game of Slapjack with your kids. Spark their creativity with the perfect rainy day craft. Send those sleepy eyes off to bed with an enchanting tale of adventure. A collection that you'll turn to time and time again, The Little Book for Dads offers hundreds of your favorite stories, games, and jokes to share with your entire family. From reading Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp to building a Tin Can Telephone to playing a game of Crazy Eights, this book will inspire hours of fun and laughter as you revisit these classic childhood treasures with your little ones.

The Little Book for Moms

by Adams Media

Even though they're busier than ever before, moms still love taking the time to share family traditions with their little ones. The Little Book for Moms will encourage readers to pass their favorite tales, crafts, games, and recipes onto the next generation. From Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Margarine Tub Jellyfish to Marshmallow Squares, each page will help moms create heartwarming memories of their own. A collection that they'll turn to time and time again, The Little Book for Moms will keep Mom--and the rest of the family--smiling all day long.

The Little Brothers

by Dorothy Salisbury Davis

An engrossing crime novel set in New York's Little Italy from Grand Master of crime fiction Dorothy Salisbury DavisThey are a secret society in New York's Little Italy. The Little Brothers swear to a strict code. While they carry out good works, they believe in using "the Killing Eye" on evildoers. When sixteen-year-old Angelo is put up for membership, he is not sure he wants to join. But the assignment the society demands of him sounds easy--to put "the Eye" on an old shopkeeper named Grossman who is suspected of dealing heroin. Then Grossman is stabbed to death and the police have only one suspect: the Italian boy who spent the week outside his shop, watching and waiting for a stranger to die.Alongside Angelo's story, a police investigation unfolds, led by Lieutenant Marks, a cop with a heart and a brain, who is willing to take risks in tracing a series of complicated Mafia connections to catch the true killer.

Little Flower Baking

by Christine Moore Cecilia Leung Staci Valentine

"You can't always have Christine Moore around to explain her perfect blood orange tarts, but Little Flower may be close enough. "--Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer One of California's most acclaimed bakers is sharing her very best recipes, all adapted and carefully tested for the home cook. Extensively photographed and rich with Christine Moore's down-home warmth and wisdom, it inspires home cooks to make her rustically beautiful, always delicious cookies, cakes, pastries, savory baked goods, breads, rolls, bars, puddings, and so much more. Little Flower Baking is beautifully packaged in a hardcover book with embossing, ribbon, and quality paper. And every recipe has its own gorgeous photo--a rarity in cookbooks, and a great boon for the home baker. Christine Moore is the owner of the Little Flower Candy Co. and the chef/owner of Little Flower café and Lincoln restaurant, both in Pasadena, California. A pastry chef who trained in Paris and Los Angeles, Moore is also author of Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe, which was one of Food52's 16 Best Cookbooks of 2012 and won praise from Jonathan Gold, David Lebovitz, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. She sells her candy nationwide and has developed a passionate following for her simple, exceptionally flavorful baked goods and café food at both restaurants. Collaborating on the recipes is Little Flower's pastry chef, Cecilia Leung. Acclaimed food photographer Staci Valentine is the book's photographer.

Little Horse

by David Mcphail Betsy Byars

Can Little Horse find his place in the big world?After accidentally falling into a stream, Little Horse fights the swift current that carries him farther and farther from the valley where he was born.When he finally manages to scramble ashore, a giant bird swoops down on him. Little Horse runs for cover in a forest of flowers only to have a giant paw pin him to the ground. But a hand gently lifts him up and tucks him inside a warm cave-just like the cave he used to share with his mother. This tender, fast-moving tale, written by master storyteller Betsy Byars and enhanced by David McPhail's beguiling illustrations, is a true cliff-hanger.

Little Horse on His Own

by David Mcphail Betsy Byars

Little Horse had never known the sky to be so black, the air so still. He heard the big horses whinny again. Little Horse's fear grew. The adventures of Little Horse continue as he makes his way back to the valley of little horses and his mother The storm sets Little Horse free from the fence holding him captive, free to do what he has wanted to do since the day the river carried him around its bend and away from his home-find his way back to the valley of the little horses and his mother. But where should he turn, and how will he ever return home alive with all of the obstacles facing him? Travel with Little Horse as he struggles against unfriendly horses, a malicious bird, a pouncing cat, a smoky fire, and more to find his way home.

Little House 5-Book Collection: Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake

by Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams

Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series chronicles her life growing up on the Western frontier. Now, for the first time, these books are available as ebooks! This digital collection of the first five books features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This collection includes Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, and By the Shores of Silver Lake.The Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

Little House in the Big Woods

by Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams

The first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series--now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle to send them off to sleep.The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Little House on the Prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams

The third book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series--now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict.The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Little Lady Liberty

by Alice Caroline

Make little girls' dreams come true with the prettiest sewing projects ever imagined!Let her . . .. . . snuggle up in a quilt . . . play-fight with pillows . . . twirl and whirl in skirts and dresses . . . carry her treasures in bags and purses . . . become best friends with a topsy turvy doll . . . and pretty-up her room with lampshades, curtains, cushions and more!Sewn in Liberty classic florals, rainbow hues and delicate prints, this exquisite collection of easy sewing patterns will help you bring joy and color to any little girl's life.

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel

by Nina George

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country's rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.From the Hardcover edition.

The Little Pleasures of Paris

by Leslie Jonath Lizzy Stewart

Take an enchanting tour of Paris's most charming places, objects, and pasttimes in this lovingly compiled Francophile handbook. Organized by season, The Little Pleasures of Paris takes the reader through a year's worth of quintessentially Parisian experiences, from secret gardens bursting with roses to exotic plumage at the city's bird market, candied violets at Paris's oldest sweet shop, dazzling colors in the stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle, and more. The friendly text and whimsical illustrations make this delightful ebook a poetic letter to the City of Light. Unusual details that might otherwise go unnoticed are celebrated and offer a uniquely intimate perspective in this triomphe of je ne sais quoi and joi de vivre!

Little Pony Drawing Book

by Lindsay Cibos

A fun-filled guide to drawing ponies and other magical friends!There's only one thing more adorable than a little pony, and that's a little pony cartoonified! No wonder they've become pop culture superstars, loved by all ages. This book puts you in the creative saddle by showing you--step by friendly step--how to dream up and draw your own, original cartoon cuties.Start off on the right hoof by building characters from basic shapes.Learn how simple proportion adjustments allow you to create whole stable of pony types. Discover secrets to mastering action and poses, so you can make your ponies walk, gallop and prance across the page.Draw ponies that shine, shimmer and show their style with unique mane and tail styles, coat colorings, brands, fashions, and accessories.Follow step-by-step instructions to create a variety of other friends--from fantastical unicorns to sweet deer, alpaca and sheep.Loaded with ideas for facial expressions, costumes and fabulous flourishes, the Little Pony Drawing Book leads you on the trail to fun, friends and creative adventure!

The Little Red Chairs

by Edna O'Brien

A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our timeOne night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village life. Before long, the beautiful black-haired Fidelma McBride falls under his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and convention, turns to him to cure her of her deepest pains. Then, one morning, the illusion is abruptly shattered. While en route to pay tribute at Yeats's grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and revealed to be a notorious war criminal and mass murderer. The Cloonoila community is devastated by this revelation, and no one more than Fidelma, who is made to pay for her deviance and desire. In disgrace and utterly alone, she embarks on a journey that will bring both profound hardship and, ultimately, the prospect of redemption.Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity's capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.

A Little Scandal

by Meg Cabot Patricia Cabot

A steamy novel by Meg Cabot, originally writing under the name Patricia Cabot--released as an e-book for the first time!A woman of uncommon spirit...When beautiful Kate Mayhew is hired as chaperone to Marquis of Wingate Burke Traherne's headstrong daughter Isabel, the Marquis finds himself in an impossible predicament. Torn between the knowledge that she is exactly what Isabel needs but also, for him, the worst possible temptation, he finds himself in constant proximity with someone who threatens his independence. A most notorious gentleman.Known for his steely self-control since the day he caught his wife with a lover, Lord Wingate has vowed never to risk marriage again. In accepting his lordship's offer of employment, the feisty Kate faces two perils; her wild attraction to a man who has sworn off love, and a date with her own scandalous past...which she cannot keep secret forever.A Little Scandal.

Little Town on the Prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder Garth Williams

The seventh book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor--now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams's classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.The settlement that weathered the long, hard winter of 1880-81 is now a growing town. With spring comes a new job for Laura, town parties, and more time to spend with Almanzo Wilder. Laura also tries to help Pa and Ma save money so that Mary is able to go to a college for the blind. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura's own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Little White Lies

by R. C. Matthews

When attorney Madalyn Russell dumps her fiancé at the altar, she temporarily escapes the scrutiny of her friends and family on her honeymoon cruise. Too bad she forgot she is assigned to dine at the "newlywed" table on the fully booked cruise. Goodbye exquisite cuisine, hello standard buffet fare. Nothing will tempt her to enter that lion's den. Or so she thinks.When the board of directors orders devilishly handsome Royce Spencer to seek rest alone on a cruise, he sets his sights on Madalyn and offers a deliciously indecent proposal to her dining room dilemma. He'll pose as her husband in exchange for companionship during the cruise. Royce is a gifted liar with a great sense of humor that has everyone at the newlywed table laughing and no one suspecting the truth.Is the opportunity to enjoy all the ship has to offer worth the little white lies they'll have to tell? What is it about Royce that makes Madalyn want to engage in a fling at the age of thirty for the first time in her life and toss her tightly held beliefs overboard? The whirlwind love affair catches them both by surprise. Is it possible that in the midst of all the little white lies, they will each discover their soul mate? And when Royce is accused of white-collar crime with Madalyn as his key witness, will Madalyn finally learn that life is not always as black and white as it seems?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Littlest Pet Shop: The Perfect Pet Pageant

by Lisa Shea

Summer is here, and that can only mean the annual Perfect Pet Pageant! It's time for the pets to shine, and Blythe has just the pet in mind: Penny! The adorable panda needs a rigorous makeover. Will Penny be able to stay true to herself despite the crazy workouts, false eyelashes, and outrageous clothes? © 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Live Fire: The 6th Spider Shepherd Thriller

by Stephen Leather

The sixth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Mickey and Mark Moore are Ordinary Decent Criminals - hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at the point of a gun. But when Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them then he first thought. And that perhaps being a career criminal isn't the worst thing in the world. As Shepherd and his Serious Organised Crime Agency colleagues plot the downfall of the Moore brothers, a more sinister threat stalks the streets of London. A group of home-grown Islamic fundamentalist fanatics embark on a campaign of terror the like of which Britain has never seen. Car bombs and beheadings are only the prelude of what they have planned. And Shepherd is the only man who can stop them.

Live or Die: Poems

by Anne Sexton

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A gripping poetry collection mapping the thorny journey from madness to hope With her emotionally raw and deeply resonant third collection, Live or Die, Anne Sexton confirmed her place among the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century. Sexton described the volume, which depicts a fictionalized version of her struggle with mental illness, as "a fever chart for a bad case of melancholy." From the halls of a psychiatric hospital--"the scene of the disordered scenes" in "Flee on Your Donkey"--to a child's playroom--"a graveyard full of dolls" in "Those Times . . ."--these gripping poems offer profound insight on the agony of depression and the staggering acts of courage and faith required to emerge from its depths. Along with other confessional poets like Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, Sexton was known for grappling with intimate subjects traditionally considered taboo for poetry such as motherhood, menstruation, and drug dependence. Live or Die features these topics in candid and unflinching detail, as Sexton represents the full experience of being alive--and a woman--as few poets have before. Through bold images and startlingly precise language, Sexton explores the broad spectrum of human emotion ranging from desperate despair to unfettered hope.

The Lives Of Dax

by Marco Palmieri

THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS. NINE LIVES. ONE SOUL. Mother, father, engineer, ambassador, scientist, statesman, serial killer, Starfleet officer: At one time or another, Dax has been all of these things and more. The near-immortal part of a composite species known as the Trill, Dax is a sentient, wormlike symbiont joined body and mind to a succession of humanoid hosts, carrying the memories of each lifetime Into the next. Each incarnation is different. Each has its own personality, its own triumphs, its own tragedies, its own dreams. And each one...is Dax. Here for the first time are tales from the lives of one of the most unique and compelling Star Trek characters ever created, told by voices as diverse as the hosts themselves: Steven Barnes, Michael Jan Friedman, L. A. Graf, Jeffrey Long, S. D. Perry, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Simpson, and Susan Wright. Much more than an anthology, this unique collection of stories weaves the tapestry of one being's life...through three and a half centuries of history in the Star Trek universe. Imagine who she's known. Imagine what he's seen.

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