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On the day they first meet in a city playground, Deborah Laidlaw lends Toby Ruben a book called Trolley Girl, the memoir of a forgotten trolley strike in the 1920s, written by the sister of a fiery Jewish revolutionary who played an important, ultimately tragic role in the events. Young mothers with babies, Toby and Deborah become instant friends. It is a relationship that will endure for decades-through the vagaries of marriage, career, and child-rearing, through heated discussions of politics, ethics, and life-until an insurmountable argument takes the two women down divergent paths. But in the aftermath of crisis and sorrow, it is a borrowed book, long set aside and forgotten, that will unite Toby and Deborah once again.
"An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace."--Washington Post Book World Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. He founded Anchor Books and launched the quality paperback revolution, cofounded the New York Review of Books, and created of the Library of America, the prestigious publisher of American classics, and The Reader's Catalog, the precursor of online bookselling. In this short book he discusses the severe crisis facing the book business today--a crisis that affects writers and readers as well as publishers--and looks ahead to the radically transformed industry that will revolutionize the idea of the book as profoundly as the introduction of movable type did five centuries ago.
Mothers and daughters share a special bond. . . why not further this bond through reading together? Book clubs have been growing in popularity over the past ten years, started by a variety of people with various interests and goals. Mother-daughter book clubs offer a great way for families to grow and share - with each other and with other mother-daughter pairs. In Book by Book Cindy Hudson offers all the how-to tips mothers need to start their own successful book clubs. Hudson offers her own firsthand experience as the founder of two long-running successful mother-daughter book clubs.Hudson offers suggestions on books topics, club guidelines, and how to keep the club going as daughters grow older. How big should the club be? Whom should we invite? How often should we meet? How do we make sure we actually read the books? Hudson has all the answers. With recommended book lists (divided by four age groups), online resources, and suggested recipes for book-club treats, Book by Book is a great resource for helping moms and daughters form new memories and traditions.
To save a small publishing company, John Marshall Tanner searches for an anonymous scribe John Marshall Tanner has spent most of his life avoiding parties--an easy feat for San Francisco's most introspective private detective. Nevertheless, when one of his closest friends, publisher Bryce Chatterton, finds himself in desperate need of a private eye, Tanner joins him at the party thrown to announce Periwinkle Press's latest publication--but there's little reason to celebrate. The publisher's financial backer has decided to pull the plug on Periwinkle unless Chatterton can come up with a bestseller fast. Chatterton thinks he has his hands on a surefire hit--but he's not sure if he can print it. The book is an anonymous tell-all, implicating some of the city's most powerful in a chilling miscarriage of justice, and Chatterton needs the author to corroborate the story. Only Tanner can track down the mysterious writer, but are the secrets between the pages of this manuscript worth dying for? Book Case is the 7th book in the John Marshall Tanner Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The Ghostwriters look for clues as to what is hidden in an old book that is more valuable than gold to the Jenkins family, and who stole the book at the family reunion.
On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance.They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club-friendship.
Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authorsWhen a bibliophile is murdered, it takes a bookseller to solve the crimeGood Advice, New Mexico, is a sunny town with a gloomy bookshop. The store's eerie corridors are the province of Avery Sharecross, an ex-cop who has made the transition from chasing killers to tracking rare books. One afternoon, the local sheriff interrupts his book club meeting, and Sharecross's old career collides with his new one. The area's premier book collector has been found bludgeoned to death on the floor of his family library. A fifth-generation resident of Good Advice, Lloyd Fister devoted his life to books, accumulating a collection of local history that date backs to the sixteenth century. In his library, a single volume is missing: a Spanish book with a sinister past. Is the missing volume a clue, a motive, or a murder weapon? It will take a collector's eye to decide.
This first cookbook created specifically for book clubs shows readers how to add a delightfully delicious angle to their book club gatherings. Featuring recipes and food-related discussion ideas for one hundred popular book club selections, The Book Club Cookbook guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that tie in just right with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. From "Honey Cakes" to go along with The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd to "Eggplant Caponata" to go with Bel Canto by Ann Patchett; from "Lemony Goat Cheese Tart" with Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel to "Shrimp Flautas" for Empire Falls by Richard Russo; The Book Club Cookbook makes adding foods that stem from the books your club reads fun and easy. Vicki Levy Krupp and Judy Gelman polled hundreds of book clubs all over the country to determine what their members are reading and to discover the creative ways that they're integrating food into their meetings. With recipes and colorful background information on the role that food plays in the reading choices-much of which was contributed by the authors of the book club selections themselves-The Book Club Cookbook will add some real flavor to your book club meetings. .
The Book Club Girl Sampler includes excerpts from the following titles: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank With My Body by Nikki Gemmell Keepsake by Kristina Riggle The Thread by Victoria Hislop Have Mother, Will Travel by Claire and Mia Fontaine The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern Miss Me When I'm Gone by Emily Arsenault Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo Sharp by David Fitzpatrick The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman The Mirrored World by Debra Dean A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead Lucky Bunny by Jill Dawson
Presents an instructional framework for instruction at both age- and reading-level appropriate texts, exploring ideas and content, organizing activities to be cross-supportive, meeting state and district standards, and includes lesson plans, etc.
For the mystery book lovers of Ashton Corners, burial plots tell the most intriguing stories. The members of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society are all chipping in as Molly Mathews, now owner of the bookstore the Book Nook, prepares the first annual Mystery Book Fair. While gossip circulates about the guest authors, club member Lizzie Turner is unpleasantly surprised to see a certain book publicist make an appearance. It seems Lizzie has a history with Ashley Dixon--a chapter of her life she'd rather leave closed. But when someone gives Ashley a death sentence, Lizzie becomes the prime suspect in a murder mystery she can't put down. Now Lizzie and her fellow book buffs have to read between the lines of the publicist's past and catch the real killer before Lizzie is written off for good.
When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published--"godless," "full of abominations," "a book forged in hell . . . by the devil himself." Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and political harmony, and everyday morality, and its author was almost universally regarded as a religious subversive and political radical who sought to spread atheism throughout Europe. Yet Spinoza's book has contributed as much as the Declaration of Independence or Thomas Paine's Common Sense to modern liberal, secular, and democratic thinking. In A Book Forged in Hell, Steven Nadler tells the fascinating story of this extraordinary book: its radical claims and their background in the philosophical, religious, and political tensions of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as the vitriolic reaction these ideas inspired. It is not hard to see why Spinoza's Treatise was so important or so controversial, or why the uproar it caused is one of the most significant events in European intellectual history. In the book, Spinoza became the first to argue that the Bible is not literally the word of God but rather a work of human literature; that true religion has nothing to do with theology, liturgical ceremonies, or sectarian dogma; and that religious authorities should have no role in governing a modern state. He also denied the reality of miracles and divine providence, reinterpreted the nature of prophecy, and made an eloquent plea for toleration and democracy. A vivid story of incendiary ideas and vicious backlash, A Book Forged in Hell will interest anyone who is curious about the origin of some of our most cherished modern beliefs.
The ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted. Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from "it might happen sometime" to "it's happening right now"--and it is happening faster than anyone predicted. Yet this is only a transitional phase. Book: A Futurist's Manifesto is your guide to what comes next, when all books are truly digital, connected, and ubiquitous.Through this collection of essays from thought leaders and practitioners, you'll become familiar with a wide range of developments occurring in the wake of this digital book shakeup: Reexamine your assumptions about the role of a book publisher, as we move from container to context Understand the kinds of things we can start doing with digital booksLook inside some of the publishing projects that are at the bleeding edge of this digital revolutionLearn how some digital books can evolve moment to moment, based on reader feedback With Book: A Futurist's Manifesto, we at O'Reilly Media are actively practicing what we preach. Written and edited on PressBooks.com, a new web-based book-production system, this book also invites reader feedback throughout its development.Read the chapters from Parts 1 (The Setup) and 2 (The Outlook), and tell us what you think. Part 3 (due out in Spring of 2012) will focus on living examples of publishing projects that are embracing the new possibilities of digital. This second release of this ebook--containing Parts 1 and 2--is priced at $9.99; the final version of the book, including all three parts, will be priced higher. Buy this release now and you'll receive all updates at no additional cost. Naturally, it will be available in multiple formats, including a print edition when the book is complete.
What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Month shows you how to: Set realistic goals and monitor your progress Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story Relax and have fun–you are, after all, doing something you love So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, let Book in a Month be your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.
What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Monthshows you how to: Set realistic goals and monitor your progress Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story Relax and have fun–you are, after all, doing something you love So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, letBook in a Monthbe your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING LIBRARY LOVER'S MYSTERY FROM THE AUTHOR OF DUE OR DIE "Avast" in pirate speak means what?* Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him... Lindsey is enjoying her second year in Briar Creek as the library director, meeting with the crafternoon club, and happily dating tour boat captain Mike Sullivan. But when a salvage company arrives in town to dig up treasure buried on Pirate Island over three hundred years ago, the locals are torn between protecting the island and welcoming the publicity. In spite of the squabbling, Charlie Peyton, Lindsey's downstairs neighbor, takes a job with the salvage company. But when Trudi Hargrave, the local tourism director who hired the company, is found murdered at the excavation site, Charlie becomes the chief suspect. To help him, Lindsey must do some digging of her own before the real killer buries the truth for good... *stop
The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Themby Shaunda Kennedy Wenger Janet Kay Jensen
THE BOOK LOVER'S COOKBOOK Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Kay Jensen Wake up to a perfect breakfast with Mrs. Dalby's Buttermilk Scones, courtesy of James Herriot'sAll Things Bright and Beautifuland Ichabod's Slapjacks, as featured in Washington Irving'sThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow. There's homey comfort food like Connie May's Tomato Pie, created with and inspired by Connie May Fowler(Remembering Blue); Thanksgiving Spinach Casserole (Elizabeth Berg'sOpen House); and Amish Chicken and Dumplings (Jodi Picoult'sPlain Truth) . . . Sample salads, breads, and such soul-warming soups as Nearly-a-Meal Potato Soup (Terry Kay'sShadow Song); Mr. Casaubon's Chicken Noodle Soup (George Eliot'sMiddlemarch); and Mrs. Leibowitz's Lentil-Vegetable Soup (Frank McCourt'sAngela's Ashes) . . . After relishing appetizers and entrees, there's a dazzling array of desserts, including Carrot Pudding (Charles Dickens'sA Christmas Carol); Effie Belle's Coconut Cake (Olive Ann Burns'sCold Sassy Tree); and the kids will love C. S. Lewis's Turkish Delight fromThe Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Sprinkled throughout with marvelous anecdotes about writers and writing,The Book Lover's Cookbookis a culinary and literary delight, a browser's cornucopia of reading pleasure, and a true inspiration in the kitchen. Shaunda Kennedy Wengerenjoys creative cooking and writing children's stories and articles. She is currently working on a novel. Her work has been published inBabybug,Ladybug,Wonder Years,American Careers,South Valley Living, andShort-Short Stories for Reading Aloud(The Education Center, 2000). She is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She regards her monthly book club meeting as one life's essential ingredients. Janet Kay Jensenis published inHealing MinistryjournalandThe Magic of Stories. She has received numerous awards for essays, poetry, and short stories, including threeByLine Magazinehonorable mentions. A speech-language pathologist, she holds degrees from Utah State University and Northwestern University. She is writing a novel, teaches poetry classes to jail inmates, and is a literacy tutor. Married and the mother of three sons, she is a consultant at Utah State University. TASTY RECIPES AND THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THEM Jo's Best Omelette . . . Little Womenby Louisa May Alcott No Dieter's Delight Chicken Neapolitan . . . Thinnerby Stephen King Extra-Special Rhubarb Pie . . . The Persian Pickle Clubby Sandra Dallas Grand Feast Crab Meat Casserole . . . At Home in Mitfordby Jan Karon Persian Cucumber and Yogurt . . . House of Sand and Fogby Andre Dubus III Tamales . . . Like Water for Chocolateby Laura Esquivel Bev's No-Fuss Crab Cakes . . . Unnatural Exposureby Patricia Cornwell Macaroni and Cheese . . . The Accidental Touristby Anne Tyler Veteran Split Pea Soup . . . The Red Badge of Courageby Stephen Crane Alternative Carrot-Raisin-Pineapple Salad . . . Midwivesby Chris Bohjalian Summer's Day Cucumber-Tomato Sandwiches . . . Women in Loveby D. H. Lawrence Refreshing Black Cows . . . The Book of Ruthby Jane Hamilton Dump Punch . . . Pride and Prejudiceby Jane Austen Not Violet, But Blueberry Pie . . . Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryby Roald Dahl Innocent Sweet Bread . . . The Bluest Eyeb
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Cuisines of the Worldby Nancy Pearl
What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.
Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.
Find the answere to such questions as: What two actors won oscars for playing the same character in two different films? How many bones are there in the human body? What is the southernmost state in the United states? What is the largest living rodent? Which actress/film director first achieved national exposure as the Coppertone baby? When was the zipper invented? Howdid Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson earn his nickname? Who hosted the Tonight Show on NBC before Johnny Carson?
The Book for Authentic Christian Living and FellowshipThe early church was filled with Christians who had seen Jesus, and who were committed to telling His story for the benefit of future generations of God's family. The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Acts connects you to the people and events that shaped the church as we know it today. You'll be inspired-and equipped-to love and serve one another as Christ intended.Be Smart About:EvangelismThe Holy SpiritTrue Christian FellowshipDaily Walk & TalkThe Body of ChristThe Origins of the ChurchPerseverance & PersecutionAnd More!Smart Guides Are for Everyone!The Bible is loaded with valuable insights for every area of your life. The Smart Guides to the Bible let you easily uncover them all-even the passages you once thought were hard to understand.Whether you're new to the Bible, a long-time student of Scripture or somewhere in between, you'll appreciate the many ways the relevant helps on each page lead you to get the most out of God's Word.
AGE ISN'T JUST A NUMBER--IT'S A WAY OF KEEPING SCORE. THIS IS YOUR SCORECARD. The day we turn any age, we become contemporaries of everyone who has ever been that age, and it becomes our business to know that Bob Dylan wrote "Blowin' in the Wind" when he was twenty, Orson Welles cowrote, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane when he was twenty-five, Winston Churchill was fired from the Admiralty when he was forty and took up painting, and Jane Austen died, unmarried and mostly unknown, when she was forty-one. Knowing who did what when provides the yardstick by which to measure our own progress; it's comforting to learn that Grandma Moses didn't show her first painting until she was seventy-eight, and discouraging (but not surprising) to discover that Einstein was already smarter than you at age sixteen. A witty, ironic collection of moments from famous lives organized by year of age from infancy to death,A Book of Agestells you who is doing what, who is on top of the world, who is waiting for his luck to change, who is saying unkind things about whom, who is planning his revenge, who is meeting for the first time, and who Elizabeth Taylor is currently divorcing. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO? An Eccentric Miscellany of Achievements,Misdeeds, Crossed Paths, Bypaths, Inventions, Scandals, Child Prodigies, Late Masterpieces, Marriages and Breakups, Feuds, Dead Ends, Second Chances, Adventures and Misadventures, Novels Written and Battles Won and Lost, All Organized by Year of Age. From the Hardcover edition.
From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world--a world usually lost to history. Lepore's life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown.
The Book of Agreement suggests that it is best to change the process of forming agreements from an adversarial, win/lose negotiation, to a joint visioning process.
In the fourth novel of this popular tetralogy, Marjorie B. Kellogg brings together the four elemental dragons and their human companions in a desperate quest to free Air from her as-yet-undiscovered prison--and stop Fire before his devastating reign destroys the world.
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