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The Japanese Tea Ceremony

by A. L. Sadler Shaun Mccabe Iwasaki Satoko

First published in 1933 as Cha-No-Yu, or The Japanese Tea Ceremony, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony, which is itself "an epitome of Japanese civilization."The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a fascinating exploration of one of Japan's greatest arts and details the importance of the tea ceremony's history and traditions, its historical tea masters and its physical manifestations.

Japan's Cultural Code Words: Key Terms That Explain the Attitudes and Behavior of the Japanese

by Boye Lafayette De Mente

This book is a study of Japanese society through the understanding of the key terms and concepts that define their attitudes and behaviors.<P><P>Westerners have traditionally been intrigued by Japanese attitudes and behaviors which have been perceived as ranging from cute, quaint, and seductive to strange and sometimes savage. The traditional dual character of the Japanese is generally attributed to cultural conditioning-strict conformity to standards set by the ruling powers and to sanctified custom-at the expense of individuality and personal freedom. Since World War II, the traditional conditioning and orientation of the Japanese has diminished and continuing influence from the West has wrought fundamental changes in the attitudes and behavior of the Japanese. Nevertheless, Japan's traditional culture is still so powerful that it continues to be the prevailing force in molding and tuning the national character of the Japanese, with the result that they still have two faces-one modern and rational, the other traditional and emotional.The best and fastest way to an understanding of the traditional and emotional side of Japanese attitudes and behavior is through their "business and cultural code words"-key terms that reveal, in depth, their psychology and philosophy.

Japan's Hidden Hot Springs

by Robert Neff

Easier to get to than many might imagine, Japan's hidden hot springs are among the few remaining repositories of ancient Japanese ambience and sensibility. Bucolic and charming, they bear little resemblance to the sterile, clinic-like spas of the West or to the concrete jungles of Japan's best-known onsen towns. The hot springs introduced here belong to another time but they are disappearing fast. Discover them before it's too late through this selective, personalized, and authoritative guide.

A Jar of Dreams

by Yoshiko Uchida

When Aunt Waka comes to visit, and brings with her the old-fashioned wisdom of Japan, she teaches Rinko the importance of her Japanese heritage, and the value of her own strengths and dreams.

El jardín de los elfos (Mila & Luna 11)

by Prunella Bat

Los habitantes de Old Town están atareados con los preparativos de la esperadísima Semana Verde, dedicada a la naturaleza. Pero en el antiguo Jardín de los Elfos, invisible para los ojos humanos, están pasando cosas muy, pero que muy extrañas... Neguilla, la elfa que custodia el jardín y cuida de sus plantas mágicas, está preocupadísima y llama en su ayuda a la bruja Mila y al hada Luna...

Jared's Counterfeit Fiancée: A Compelling and Seductive Romance

by Brenda Jackson

This confirmed bachelor is a heartbreak waiting to happen in this beloved Westmoreland novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson Divorce attorney Jared Westmoreland has seen enough unhappy endings to avoid all the sticky entanglements that go with commitment—especially marriage. Even so, he can’t stop obsessing over the gorgeous stranger who barged into his office weeks ago. And when Jared meets Dana Rollins again, he decides to collect on the favor she owes him. Pretending to be Jared Westmoreland’s fiancé isn’t high on Dana Rollins’s list of priorities. But she owes him a favor, and his persuasive charm and sinful masculinity—not to mention his sizzling kisses—are impossible to refuse. Helping Jared means spending time together publicly, which is tempting enough. But it’s the private—wild, hot, irresistible—moments that make Dana wonder how she’ll survive this engagement charade without falling in love for real… Originally published in 2005.

The Jargon of Authenticity

by Theodor Adorno

Theodor Adorno was no stranger to controversy. In The Jargon of Authenticity he gives full expression to his hostility to the language employed by certain existentialist thinkers such as Martin Heidegger. With his customary alertness to the uses and abuses of language, he calls into question the jargon, or 'aura', as his colleague Walter Benjamin described it, which clouded existentialists' thought. He argued that its use undermined the very message for meaning and liberation that it sought to make authentic. Moreover, such language - claiming to address the issue of freedom - signally failed to reveal the lack of freedom inherent in the capitalist context in which it was written. Instead, along with the jargon of the advertising jingle, it attributed value to the satisfaction of immediate desire. Alerting his readers to the connection between ideology and language, Adorno's frank and open challenge to directness, and the avoidance of language that 'gives itself over either to the market, to balderdash, or to the predominating vulgarity', is as timely today as it ever has been.

The Jargoon Pard

by Andre Norton

Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide.In Arvon, the ancient powers answer those who know how to call, and the blood of the wereriders flows in the veins of those who are both man and cat. Kethan was heir to the great house of Car Do Prawn because his mother’s evil Wise Woman had tampered with another’s birthright.But one day Kethan was given a belt of incredible beauty and great power. From that moment, his future was again in other hands —and his body in a strange new form . . .

Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

by Anthony Swofford

The author weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family.

Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

by Anthony Swofford

Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands. It was one misery upon another. He lived in sand for six months, his girlfriend back home betrayed him for a scrawny hotel clerk, he was punished by boredom and fear, he considered suicide, he pulled a gun on one of his fellow marines, and he was shot at by both Iraqis and Americans. At the end of the war, Swofford hiked for miles through a landscape of incinerated Iraqi soldiers and later was nearly killed in a booby-trapped Iraqi bunker. Swofford weaves this experience of war with vivid accounts of boot camp (which included physical abuse by his drill instructor), reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family. As engagement with the Iraqis draws closer, he is forced to consider what it is to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man. Unlike the real-time print and television coverage of the Gulf War, which was highly scripted by the Pentagon, Swofford's account subverts the conventional wisdom that U. S. military interventions are now merely surgical insertions of superior forces that result in few American casualties. Jarheadinsists we remember the Americans who are in fact wounded or killed, the fields of smoking enemy corpses left behind, and the continuing difficulty that American soldiers have reentering civilian life. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for inner peace,Jarheadwill elbow for room on that short shelf of American war classics that includes Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War and Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried,and be admired not only for the raw beauty of its prose but also for the depth of its pained heart.

Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara #1)

by Terry Brooks

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.More than a quarter of a century after The Sword of Shannara carved out its place in the pantheon of great epic fantasy, the magic of Terry Brooks's New York Times bestselling saga burns as brightly as ever. Three complete series have chronicled the ever-unfolding history of Shannara. But more stories are still to be told--and new adventures have yet to be undertaken. Book One of High Druid of Shannara invites both the faithful longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take the first step on the next extraordinary quest. Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former life as the dreaded Ilse Witch--saved by the love of her brother, the magic of the Sword of Shannara, and the destruction of her evil mentor, the Morgawr. Now, fulfilling the destiny predicted for her, she has established the Third Druid Council, and dedicated herself to its goals of peace, harmony among the races, and defense of the Four Lands. But the political intrigue, secret treachery, and sinister deeds that have haunted Druid history for generations continue to thrive. And despite her devotion to the greater good as Ard Rhys--the High Druid of Paranor, Grianne still has bitter enemies. Among the highest ranks of the Council she leads lurk those who cannot forget her reign of terror as the Ilse Witch, who covet her seat of power, and who will stop at nothing to see her deposed . . . or destroyed. Even Grianne's few allies--chief among them her trusted servant Tagwen--know of the plots against her. But they could never anticipate the sudden, ominous disappearance of the Ard Rhys, in the dead of night and without a trace. Now, barely a step ahead of the dark forces bent on stopping him, Tagwen joins Grianne's brave young nephew, Pen Ohmsford, and the wise, powerful elf Ahren Elessedil on a desperate and dangerous mission of search and rescue--to deliver the High Druid of Shannara from an unspeakable fate. Expect no end of wonders, no shortage of adventure, exhilaration, suspense, and enchantment, as Terry Brooks demonstrates, once again, that there is no end to his magic of invention and mastery of storytelling.

Jarrettsville

by Cornelia Nixon

Based on a true story from the author's family history, Jarrettsville begins in 1869, just after Martha Jane Cairnes has shot and killed her fiancé, Nicholas McComas, in front of his Union cavalry militia as they were celebrating the anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.To find out why she murdered him, the story steps back to 1865, six days after the surrender, when President Lincoln has just been killed by John Wilkes Booth. Booth belongs to the same Rebel militia as Martha's hot-headed brother Richard, who has gone missing along with Booth. Martha is loyal to her brother but in love with Nicholas McComas, a local hero of the Union cause, and their affair is fraught with echoes of the bloody conflict just ended.The story is set in Northern Maryland, six miles below the Mason-Dixon line, where brothers literally fought on opposing sides, and former slave-owners live next door to abolitionists and freed men. Such tension proves key to Martha's motives in killing the man she loves, and why - astonishingly - she is soon acquitted by a jury of her peers, despite more than fifty eyewitnesses to the crime.

Jasmine and Maddie

by Christine Pakkala

Christine Pakkala grew up in Idaho and studied English and Journalism at the University of Idaho before heading east to attend the Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA, Poetry Writing, 1993). She was a Fulbright Scholar in 1994 in Helsinki, Finland, where she translated modern Finnish poetry. She has taught seventh- and ninth-grade English at Horace Mann School in New York. Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green, Christine's debut middle-grade novel, is on the Fall '13 BMP list. She lives in Westport, CT.

Jasmine and the Jumping Pony (Pony Tails #16)

by Bonnie Bryant

Jasmine James is thrilled at the thought of taking her first real jumping class at Pine Hollow Stables. She and her pony, Outlaw, have done some jumping before, but now they are going to learn the correct way to get over those fences.

Jasmine JavaScript Testing

by Paulo Ragonha

The book uses a concise, to-the-point approach to help developers understand and use the power of Jasmine to create better and more maintainable codebases.This book is a must-have guide for web developers who are new to the concept of unit testing. It's assumed that you have a basic knowledge of JavaScript and HTML.

The Jasmine Moon Murder (Tea Shop Mystery #5)

by Laura Childs

[From the back cover:] "Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and her staff are catering an unusual Charleston society benefit--a "Ghost Crawl" through the spooky grounds of the historic Jasmine Cemetery. Sadly, the doctor who thought up the event doesn't live to enjoy his own work. He drops dead during the Crawl, and it looks like foul play--but how could such a fine, upstanding citizen have any mortal enemies? Theodosia starts stirring things up with her own investigation to find the do-badder behind this most uncharitable act. But before long, chasing down the culprit gets her in hot water up to her neck." Includes about a dozen delicious recipes, tea party tips and tea bag trivia. Look for the rest of the books in this series in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Death by Darjeeling, #2 Gunpowder Green, #3 Shades of Earl Grey, #4 The English Breakfast Murder, #6 Camomile Mourning, #7 Blood Orange Brewing, #8 Dragonwell Dead, #9 The Silver Needle Murder, #10 Oolong Dead, #11 The Teaberry Strangler, #12 Scones and Bones, #13 Agony of the Leaves, #14 Sweet Tea Revenge, #15 Steeped in Evil #16 Ming Tea Murder and #17 Devonshire Scream.

Jasmine Skies

by Sita Brahmachari

Mira Levenson is excited to visit India for the first time. But upon arriving she is hurled into new sights, sounds, sweltering heat, and deeply buried family secrets. From the moment Mira meets Janu she feels an instant connection to him. Nothing is as she imagined it--and suddenly home feels a long way away. But Mira is determined to uncover the truth about her family, and she must also make a decision that will break someone's heart.

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl (Jasmine Toguchi #3)

by Debbi Michiko Florence Elizabet Vukovic

It’s talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths—tree-climbing, mochi making, collage—none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine’s friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yo’s, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano. Plus, Maggie Milsap (aka Miss Perfect) is saying she'll have the best talent. When Jasmine’s mom introduces her to the taiko, a traditional Japanese drum, Jasmine finally finds an activity that feels just right. But will she be good enough at taiko in time to beat Maggie Milsap? Join Jasmine as she discovers her talent—and the difference between being the best and trying your best.

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

by Debbi Michiko Florence Elizabet Vukovic

The first book in a new chapter book series featuring a spunky Japanese-American heroine!Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She's also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. For once, Jasmine wishes SHE could do something before Sophie—something special, something different. The New Year approaches, and as the Toguchi family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate, Jasmine is jealous that her sister gets to help roll mochi balls by hand with the women. Her mom says that Jasmine is still too young to join in, so she hatches a plan to help the men pound the mochi rice instead. Surely her sister has never done THAT before. But pounding mochi is traditionally reserved for boys. And the mochi hammer is heavier than it looks. Can Jasmine build her case and her mochi-making muscles in time for New Year's Day?

Jasmine's First Horse Show (Pony Tails #13)

by Bonnie Bryant

Jasmine is thrilled to be getting ready for her first horse show. Then bad things start happening. Her pony, Outlaw, can't be ridden. Her baby sister, Sophie, gets sick and her parents have to stay home to take care of her. Jasmine's first horse show is ruined before it's even begun. Then Jasmine learns that sometimes you can't get everything you want, but life has a way of working out anyhow.

Jasmine's Tamil Kitchen

by Aloysius Aseervatham

"Jasmine's Tamil Kitchen" is the expression of his culinary journey which commenced when Jasmine became ill, and it gradually became impossible to deny the likely future - a single man with no prior skills coping the most basic need to provide food for oneself. Jasmine ignited his passion for cooking during their last days together, and years later Al has collaborated with many other Sri Lankan women, who have been part of his life for up to 70 years, to create a collection of recipes. These are not ordinary recipes; they are tried, tested and refined recipes. They form the sum total of most, if not all, Tamil Sri Lankans' memory of soul food. Al invites you to experience what he has discovered - there is no magic involved in producing these wonderful Tamil dishes, and yet there is magic when the end result is shared with those around you.

Jason

by Laurell K. Hamilton

"Enjoying pain with your pleasure is something you either get, or you don't. If you get it, then you don't really need it explained, because you know how good it feels, and if you don't get it then no amount of talking is going to convince you it makes sense." But sometimes you have to explain the unexplainable, especially if the love of your life needs to understand, or she'll leave you. Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things. She plans to keep sleeping with women, because Jason can't meet that need, just like she can't meet Jason's need for rough sex and bondage. J.J. doesn't understand why Jason isn't content to go elsewhere for a need she can't fulfil, so Jason asks Anita to help him explain. Anita is having her own relationship growing pains with her only female lover ever, Jade. Jason suggests that J.J. might be able to help Anita with her girl problem, while she helps him with his kinky explanations. With some encouragement from a few other lovers in Anita's life she reluctantly agrees, and J. J. makes plans to fly into town for an experience that none of them will ever forget.

Jason and the Argonauts

by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes Aaron Poochigian Apollonius Of Rhodes

The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950sNow in a riveting new verse translation Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica), is the only surviving full account of Jason's voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without exact parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation.

Jason and the Golden Fleece

by James Riordan Jason Cockcroft

The mythological Greek epic of Jason and the Golden Fleece is retold here with a bold new vision. Inspired after following the hero's route to Batumi, author James Riordan bases his tale on the first-recorded full version written by Apollonius of Rhodes. This account sheds a more positive light on the character Medea. The heroic characters and high adventure in this picture book will appeal to both boys and girls, as will Jason Cockcroft's inspired artwork, which mixes Ancient Greek vase pastiche and high realism.

Jason's Miracle

by Beryl Lieff Benderly

It's the first night of Hanukkah, and Jason is frustrated and upset. Christmas is everywhere, and his family won't celebrate it even a little. His dad is firm in his beliefs about the miracle of Hanukkah. But Jason gains a new perspective when he is transported back in time and welcomed as a friend of the Maccabees. With Jason's help, the Maccabees are able to defeat the Syrians, regain Jerusalem, and witness the miracle of the lights.

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