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Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.
Italian preachers during the Reformation era found themselves in the trenches of a more desperate war than anything they had ever imagined. This war-the splintering of western Christendom into conflicting sects-was physically but also spiritually violent. In an era of tremendous religious convolution, fluidity, and danger, preachers of all kinds spoke from the pulpit daily, weekly, or seasonally to confront the hottest controversies of their time. Preachers also turned to the printing press in unprecedented numbers to spread their messages. Emily Michelson challenges the stereotype that Protestants succeeded in converting Catholics through superior preaching and printing. Catholic preachers were not simply reactionary and uncreative mouthpieces of a monolithic church. Rather, they deftly and imaginatively grappled with the question of how to preserve the orthodoxy of their flock and maintain the authority of the Roman church while also confronting new, undeniable lay demands for inclusion and participation. These sermons-almost unknown in English until now-tell a new story of the Reformation that credits preachers with keeping Italy Catholic when the region's religious future seemed uncertain, and with fashioning the post-Reformation Catholicism that thrived into the modern era. By deploying the pulpit, pen, and printing press, preachers in Italy created a new religious culture that would survive in an unprecedented atmosphere of competition and religious choice.
When sweet young Chloe, everybody's favorite nurse, dies in the recovery room after a routine appendectomy, nurse Adel Coutant's suspicions are aroused. It's the third sudden death among the hospital staff in a year, and Adel is certain one of her coworkers is behind the onslaught. But who in this pressure-cooker workplace--where drugs, sex, and odd spiritual practices serve to ease tension--bears the mark of true madness? As Adel starts probing, the fever of fear soars, and a brilliant maniac watches and waits. . . .
From a writer who's on a roll, fourteen stories that range freely through the historical past and contemporary life, touching on longing and love, loss and friendship, and a great many passions in between. It's the strongest collection yet from Julian Barnes.From an imperial capital in the eighteenth century to Garibaldi's adventures in the nineteenth, from the vineyards of Italy to the English seaside in our time, Julian Barnes finds the "stages, transitions, arguments" that define us. A newly divorced real estate agent can't resist invading his reticent girlfriend's privacy, but the information he finds reveals only his callously shallow curiosity. A couple comes together through an illicit cigarette and a song shared over the din of a Chinese restaurant. A widower revisiting the Scottish island he'd treasured with his wife learns how difficult it is to purge oneself of grief. And throughout, friends gather regularly at dinner parties and perfect the art of cerebral, sometimes bawdy banter about the world passing before them. Whether domestic or extraordinary, each story pulses with the resonance, spark and poignant humor for which Barnes is justly heralded.From the Hardcover edition.
In the year 2051, who has a pulse? With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a "pulse," and Dylan has the talent, too. In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her pulse against a group of telekinesis masters who are so powerful they can flatten their enemies by uprooting streetlights, throwing boulders, and changing the course of a hurtling hammer so that it becomes a deadly weapon. But even with her unusual talent, the mind--and the heart--can be difficult to control. If Faith wants to join forces with Dylan and save the world, she'll have to harness the power of both. Patrick Carman's Pulse trilogy is a stunning and epic triumph about the power of the mind--and of love.
How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading?You#146;re#133;broken. How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache? Living becomes an insidious reminder that you threw away the single largest part of yourself. Your#133; soul. No amount of distraction can pull you from the torture of losing your#133;life. Now that Emily Cooper has walked away from her first love, she finds herself running toward her only love. Unraveling fast, but clinging to hope, Emily risks all she has left on the man that has consumed her every thought and dream since the day they met. Will Gavin take her back? And if so, will their reunion be a collision of two hearts destined to complete one another and rekindle a love that knew no boundaries? Or will scars from their past rip open, tearing slowly at what each of them was meant to be? Can fate, the ultimate game changer, mend the shattered road it laid out from the start?Only time will tell#133;Tick-Tock#133;
Listen closely...can you hear it? Can you hear the voices? Thoughts, insights, confessions from the creative community sharing ideas, trading secrets, venting frustrations; asking and answering questions such as, "What color rarely shows up in your work?" or "How do you express vulnerability in you art?" Or "What is one current trend that you wish would go away?" As artists, we are curious by nature and there is a longing to see inside the hearts and minds of artistic souls of our own kind. That is the beat of our lives-thePulse of Mixed Media! In this book-a complex survey of artists around the globe-there is much for you to discover: Visual insights: Many questions are answered not only in words, but often through visual art, and include self-portraits from 31 spotlight artists such as Pam Carriker, Danny Gregory and Judy Wise. A diverse sampling of provocative questions: Over 100 artists share their thoughts on everything from color, media and tools, to emotions, secrets and self-revelations Insightful sidebar statistics: Data from thousands of participants collected through polls on the author's blog reveal a remarkable analysis of the creative community at large Indulge your inner voyeur and soak up some inspiration withThe Pulse of Mixed Mediatoday!
Tom Wolfe's second collection (1968) takes it title from a redoubtable surfing elite, many of whom abandoned the beach for the psychedelic indoor sports of the late sixties. Wolfe here continues his fieldwork among noble savages, from La Jolla to London.
The action-adventure TV show Pumped-Up Power Patrol is having a contest for the most creative pizza. The winners get to appear on the program as extras. Frank, Joe, and Chet decide to pool their efforts to come up with the best recipe. They finally agree on one that Chet concocts in his dreams. So elaborate is the recipe that when it's stolen, none of them can remember the ingredients. . . .
The action-adventure TV show Pumped-Up Power Patrol is having a contest for the most creative pizza. The winners get to appear on the program as extras. Frank, Joe, and Chet decide to pool their efforts to come up with the best recipe. They finally agree on one that Chet concocts in his dreams. So elaborate is the recipe that when it's stolen, none of them can remember the ingredients....
The Pumpkin Eater is a surreal black comedy about the wages of adulthood and the pitfalls of parenthood. A nameless woman speaks, at first from the precarious perch of a therapist's couch, and her smart, wry, confiding, immensely sympathetic voice immediately captures and holds our attention. She is the mother of a vast, swelling brood of children, also nameless, and the wife of a successful screenwriter, Jake Armitage. The Armitages live in the city, but they are building a great glass tower in the country in which to settle down and live happily ever after. But could that dream be nothing more than a sentimental delusion? At the edges of vision the spectral children come and go, while our heroine, alert to the countless gradations of depression and the innumerable forms of betrayal, tries to make sense of it all: doctors, husbands, movie stars, bodies, grocery lists, nursery rhymes, messes, aging parents, memories, dreams, and breakdowns. How to pull it all together? Perhaps you start by falling apart. omedy.
[from the back cover:] "Elizabeth Wakefield loves Halloween, and this year she designs some cool jack-o'-lantern earrings just for fun. Her twin sister, Jessica, tells her the earrings are dorky. But at school the earrings turn out to be a hit-even among Jessica's friends in the exclusive Unicorn Club! Jessica can't let her friends forget that she is the twin with fashion sense. She tells everyone the pumpkin design is hers. And when she starts selling her spooky earrings to her friends and classmates, everyone is so impressed Jessica's certain she'll be elected Sweet Valley Middle School Queen of Halloween. But Elizabeth knows that Jessica's pumpkin popularity is built on a lie. How will she prove that she's the real designer... and that Jessica's a cheap imitation?" At the end of the story is a list of hundreds of Sweet Valley books. Look for more books in the Bookshare collection about the naughty and nice and always cool twins, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield as they grow up at Sweet Valley Elementary, Middle School and High School. Check often because new books in this series are being added fast.
Hattie's family needs the money they can make selling all of the pumpkins on their farm. Pa can only spare one pumpkin for Ma to use to bake pumpkin pies, but he can't give Hattie another pumpkin so she can make a jack-o'-lantern like the one she saw in town. While she helps Pa gather pumpkins in the field, she thinks of a plan to keep a pumpkin for herself. What will happen if Pa discovers one of the pumpkins is missing? This a wonderful Halloween story to read aloud to children or for older children to read to themselves. The recipe for Ma's pumpkin pie and instructions for cooking fresh pumpkin are included after the story. All of the pictures are described.
Quincy is excited about celebrating his favorite holiday, but something just isn't right in the clubhouse. Can you help Quincy find a pumpkin for his party? Hop on board and help the Little Einsteins with their mission to find out why there are no pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.
When the plans for the annual pumpkin decorating contest are smashed, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are on the hunt for a Fall Festival felon.It's autumn in River Heights, and that means it's time for the annual Fall Festival! Nancy, Bess, and George are excited for a whole week of games, rides, delicious treats, and the famous pumpkin-decorating contest. They are all participating for the first time this year! But the day the girls are set to compete, all the designs for the contest are stolen and the decorating supplies are destroyed. If the culprit doesn't come forward, the contest will be canceled--and a River Heights tradition will be ruined. It's up to Nancy and the Clue Crew to solve this pumpkin patch mystery!
At the Harvest Day Festival, Clifford enters a pie-eating contest. To be fair, Clifford has to eat the biggest pumpkin pie ever made. Will he win the prize?
The story about how you can plant a pumpkin seed in the spring and watch it grow. In the autumn you can then carve a jack-o-lantern, and save more seeds.
In the cattle drives of the Old West, pumpkin rollers were green farm boys, almost more trouble than they were worth. When Trey McLean leaves his family's East Texas cotton farm and sets off on his own to learn the cattleman's trade, he's about as green as they come. But Trey learns fast. He learns about deceit when a con man cheats him out of his grubstake and about love when he meets the woman he's destined to marry. And when luck finally sets him on a cattle drive to Kansas, Trey learns the trade from veteran drover Ivan Kerbow, but he also learns the code of violence and death from outlaw Jarrett Longacre, a man who will plague his life at every turn.
The War Between Tops and Bottoms, Not Your Average Down Low Story Take an unhappy husband with a spoiled and suspicious wife, an androgynous businesswoman with a knack for inflicting pain, an executive assistant with no shame, then add a passive-aggressive lesbian pillow princess to the scene and you have just started The War Between Tops and Bottoms. Jessica Holter's first erotic novel eloquently blurs the lines of sexual identity, leaving readers boundless as they slide down this slippery tale of fluid sexuality that does not fit into a closet. Stormy Talbert, a sexy housewife with a culinary gift, and Korea Smith, are satisfied to live the American Dream as woman and wife until they decide to seduce Hartford Crow, a successful, married music executive who has everything he wants, until he gets it. And these ladies know just what to give to the man who has it all.
When a fistfight broke out between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers one night in 1977, All-Star Rudy Tomjanovich raced to break it up. He was met by Kermit Washington, a good player with a great reputation, and by an astonishingly ferocious punch, a single blow that has reverberated in both men's lives ever since. With his unerring insight into the deeper truths of professional sports, John Feinstein reveals what really happened that night and traces the remarkable trajectories of both men's careers before and after the punch. Through this one cataclysmic event he casts a light on the NBA's darkest secrets, exploring violence, race, and the true price men pay when they choose a career and a life in sports.
Introduces and explains action idioms and their origins with comical illustrations that lend a literal interpretation.
The Essential Punchneedle Resource! Punchneedle embroidery is a beautiful, timeless needle art technique with limitless possibilities. Punchneedle The Complete Guidelets you explore all those possibilities with how-to information on everything you need to know about this amazing embroidery, including: An overview of all the materials and tools needed for creating punchneedle embroidery Embroidery on more than 20 different types of fabric including silk, wool and velvet Working with different types of threads from cotton to silk to novelty and metallic Creating special effects such as shading, clipping and sculpting, as well as positive and negative stitching Combining punchneedle embroidery with other sewing and needle crafts such as quilting, reverse applique and cross stitch Nine punchneedle embroidery projects on a variety of surfaces, including a photos album cover, napkins and Christmas ornaments Troubleshooting with quick solutions to the most common punchneedle embroidery problems Whether you are just getting started or have been working with punchneedle embroidery for years,Punchneedle The Complete Guideis sure to become your essential reference guide.
Exclamation points, periods, question marks, and commas- all these are common forms of punctuation, and each has the potential to prove confusing to kids learning grammar.
All aboard! Join a family of giraffes on their journey to Punctuation Station. As the train chugs along, you ll learn the ins and outs of using periods, commas, apostrophes, question marks, hyphens, quotation marks, and exclamation points! Playful rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and colorful illustrations from Joanne Lew-Vriethoff make learning about punctuation fun. So hop on board - this is one train ride you don t want to miss!
Italy 1252. Inquisition. Accusation. Fear. Torture. The guilty and the innocent dying for sins real and imagined in the flames of the burning stake. Neilsville, 1978. Peter Blasam has come to this sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds a mystery of mounting horror. Something is happening to the young girls of St. Francis Xavier High School -- something evil. In bloodlet and terror a suicide contagion has swept the two. . . while a dark order of its holy men enacts a secret medieval ritual. Is hysteria manipulating these innocent children into violent self-destruction? Or has supernatural force, a thirteenth-century madness, returned to. . . Punish The Sinners.
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