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Telegrams of the Soul

by Peter Wortsman Peter Altenberg

"If it be permitted to speak of 'love at first sound,' then that's what I experienced in my first encounter with this poet of prose." So said Thomas Mann of the work of PeterAltenberg. A virtuoso Fin-de-Siècle Viennese innovator of what he called the "telegram style" of writing, Altenberg's signature short prose straddles the line between the poetic and the prosaic, fiction and observation, harsh verity and whimsical vignette. Inspired by the prose poems of Charles Baudelaire and the Feuilleton--a light journalistic reflection of his day--Altenberg carved out a spare, strikingly modern aesthetic that speaks with an eerie prescience to our own impatient time. Peter Wortsman's new selection and translation reads like a sly lyrical wink from the turnof-the-century of the telegram to the turn-of-the-millennium of email.

Telegraph Days

by Larry Mcmurtry

Not since the publication of his own beloved classicLonesome Dovehas there been a novel like this one -- another big, brilliant, unputdownable saga of the West from Larry McMurtry. Telegraph Daysis at once a major work of literature and a completely absorbing read, not just great fiction, but fiction on a great scale, encompassing many years, many characters, real and fictional, and the whole vast landscape of place, time, life, and heart, which has served for more than one hundred thirty years as the background for "the Western" in fiction and on the screen. Nobody writes, or has ever written, better about the West than Larry McMurtry, and nobody has caught better in words its myths, its often brutal reality, its overwhelming size, and the way it captured both the imagination and the hopes of those who settled there, only, as was so often the case, to dash those hopes. Told in the voice of Nellie Courtright, a spunky, courageous, attractive young woman whose story this is in part,Telegraph Daysis the big novel of the Western gunfighters that people have been hoping for years Larry McMurtry would write. When Nellie and her brother Jackson are unexpectedly orphaned by their father's suicide on his new and unprosperous ranch, they make their way to the nearby town of Rita Blanca, where Jackson manages to secure a job as a sheriff's deputy, while Nellie, ever resourceful, becomes the town's telegrapher. Together, they inadvertently put Rita Blanca on the map when young Jackson succeeds in shooting down all six of the ferocious Yazee brothers in a gunfight that brings him lifelong fame but which he can never repeat because his success came purely out of luck. Propelled by her own energy and commonsense approach to life, Nellie meets and almost conquers the heart of Buffalo Bill, the man she will love most in her long life, and goes on to meet, and witness the exploits of, Billy the Kid, the Earp brothers, and Doc Holliday. She even gets a ringside seat at the Battle at the O. K. Corral, the most famous gunfight in Western history, and eventually lives long enough to see the West and its gunfighters turned into movies. Full of life, love, shootings, real Western heroes and villains,Telegraph Daysis Larry McMurtry at his epic best, in his most ambitious Western novel sinceLonesome Dove.

Telephone Courtesy and Customer Service (3rd Edition)

by Lloyd C. Finch

Give employees effective telephone skills and you will see what a powerful business tool the phone can be. Everything from voice inflection to follow-up calls is covered in this course. Understand customers' needs. Ask effective questions. Master proper telephone techniques.

Telephone Sales For Dummies

by Dirk Zeller

Nearly 100 million Americans (one out of three) purchase goods and services over the phone each year. Telephone Sales For Dummies shows both new and seasoned sales reps, from realtors, insurance agents to telemarketers, how to create pre-call plans and effectively prospect via the phone. Packed with techniques, scripts, and dialogues, this hands-on, interactive guide assists readers with making cold calls, warm calls, and referral calls, helping them plan and execute openings to create interesting dialogue; ask key questions; develop persuasive presentation techniques; work within the No Call Law parameters; leave effective and enticing voicemails that get results; get past screeners and get quality referrals; find hot leads; and create callback scripts that close the sale.

Television and Radio Announcing, Twelfth Edition

by Dina A. Ibrahim Stuart Hyde

The digital revolution has significantly changed broadcast technology. The 12th edition of Television and Radio Announcing reflects new trends in the field, such as the reconfiguration of electronic media production practices and distribution models. The internet and social media have opened up new access to production and new methods of distribution, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and podcasts. The 12th edition addresses the realities of students who live in this new era.

The Televisionary Oracle

by Rob Brezsny

The Televisionary Oracle is the mostly-true story of the kidnap of a marginally successful rockstar (curiously resembling Rob Brezsny in his other career as a musician) by the Menstrual Temple of the Funky Grail. This ancient mystery school is hell-bent on "killing the apocalypse" in the most enjoyable ways possible. The chief shamanatrix of the Menstrual Temple is Rapunzel Blavatsky, who might be the pranksterish reincarnation of Mary Magdalene and the time-traveling possessor of a sixty-six-million-year-old television--or else maybe just a foxy, jive-talking babe with delusions of grandeur. To accomplish their aims, Rapunzel and her crew employ countless tricks that reside on the borderline between wacky performance art and sacred, kick-ass ritual. All Rockstar knows is that they intend to begin initiating certain selected men--maybe even him--into the mysteries of menstruation. But how does a testosterone-possessed Dionysian idol prepare for the menarche? And is there really a possibility, as he suspects, that navigating his way through the intriguing ordeal will arouse the lusty interest of the enigmatic Rapunzel?

The Tell

by Matthew Hertenstein

Every day we make predictions based on limited information, in business and at home. Will this company's stock performance continue? Will the job candidate I just interviewed be a good employee? What kind of adult will my child grow up to be? We tend to dismiss our predictive minds as prone to bias and mistakes, but in The Tell, psychologist Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details.Just as expert poker players use their opponents' tells to see through their bluffs, Hertenstein shows that we can likewise train ourselves to read physical cues to significantly increase our predictive acumen. By looking for certain clues, we can accurately call everything from election results to the likelihood of marital success, IQ scores to sexual orientation-even from flimsy evidence, such as an old yearbook photo or a silent one-minute video. Moreover, by understanding how people read our body language, we can adjust our own behavior so as to ace our next job interview or tip the dating scales in our favor.Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein shows us how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities. A charming testament to the power of the human mind, The Tell will, to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, show us how to notice what we see.

Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction

by Suzanne Paola Brenda Miller

When the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she provided today's writers of creative nonfiction some sound advice: tell the truth but don't become mere transcribers of day-to-day life. Artistic truth offers a depth and vibrancy that goes beyond the everyday. But how do we, as writers, move beyond cold fact to create elegant nonfiction that makes the most of our individual "slant" on the world we live in? The award-winning authors of Tell It Slant stretch your writing muscles as they reveal the specialized art of creative nonfiction. Whether you are writing a memoir, researched essays, or investigative reporting, the authors will guide you along your journey, using intensive instruction and an abundance of writing exercises to show you how to: Gain access to your own memories; Look for material outside of yourself; Address ethical issues when writing about other people; Tackle (and enjoy) background research; Avoid cliches and discover fresh language; And keep the passion of writing alive.

Tell It To The Marines

by Amy J. Fetzer

Hot Conflict Rule number one for "How to Throw a Wedding": Don't get kidnapped. Rule number two? Don't let your rescuer be DJ McAllister, as in tall, dark, and secretive with a bod to die for. As in the man who pushed wedding planner Mary Grace Heyward away once and left her heartbroken for, um, well forever. But now that they're running for their lives (so that's what it takes to get a man to commit!), the looks DJ's giving her tell another story, one that's making her very, very warm. And Mary Grace's mission is clear: Indulge the hot Marine's every fantasy and secure a victory of the everlasting kind. . . Hot Landing Zone The mission went bad, really bad. And Jake Mackenzie blames Dr. Katherine Collier, the egghead scientist his team was rescuing from terrorists. If she'd just obeyed his orders they wouldn't be stranded--alone--on a remote island with no way off. But hell, Jake's a Marine. He'll improvise, adapt, and overcome. . .as long as the drop-dead gorgeous Katherine stops accidentally setting off his booby traps, prancing around in what's left of her clothing, and driving him wild with desire. Protecting her is his sworn duty, and the lady seems to have some specific requests in that area. . . Hot Target Rick Cahill's got his orders: Drop into the Amazon and pick up American Peace Corp volunteer Sam Previn. Who knew Sam was actually Samantha, a beautiful redhead with a temper to match? And who knew the Colombian drug cartels would be after them? On the run in the jungle, searching secluded spots for shelter, Rick has to remind himself that Sam is off-limits, no matter how it unhinges him every time her skin brushes his. But when the savvy Sam starts speaking in military abbreviations and can load a sidearm without looking, it's clear she's something special--and just Rick's type. . . The daughter, wife, and now mother of career U.S. Marines, Amy J. Fetzer has penned twenty-eight novels and novellas in historical, historical paranormal, contemporary, and romantic suspense. Amy's work has been nominated twice for Storyteller of the Year in historical and contemporary, Career Achievement, and hit the top spots of the Waldenbooks bestseller lists, as well as winning several genre awards. After twenty-five years of traveling with the Marine Corps, Amy and her family live outside Charleston, South Carolina, enjoying the quiet, retired life, trying to behave like civilians.

Tell Me

by Joan Bauer

The unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, Mim, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage. She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations.<P><P> But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. "When you see something, say something" she's been told--but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up.<P> Told with Joan Bauer's trademark mixture of humor and heart, Tell Me will enthrall her many fans and win her new ones.

Tell Me

by Lisa Jackson

"Jam-packed with scary chills." --Booklist The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, beautiful Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter, Amity, and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. But Blondell's son has now recanted his crucial testimony. . ."Absolutely tension filled. . .Jackson is on top of her game." --Suspense MagazineReporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the truth, and this time it's personal. Amity was her childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Now Nikki's fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed, worries for her safety. Because somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family. "Jackson shows a mastery of the true-crime thriller formula that will please fans." --Kirkus ReviewsIs Amity's murderer still at large, or is there a new, darker danger? Soon Nikki will discover what really happened two decades ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life. . .

Tell Me a Secret

by Holly Cupala

It's tough living in the shadow of a dead girl. . . . In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda's death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams-a best friend to unlock her sister's world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all-Miranda has a secret all her own. When two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears, Miranda is stripped of her former life. She must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister's demons and her own. In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her own future.

Tell Me Again about the Night I Was Born

by Jamie Lee Curtis

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born presents a unique, exuberant story about adoption and about the importance of a loving family.

Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life

by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three.Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world—quite literally—upside down. By New Year’s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke. For months afterward, Lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir.In a precise and captivating narrative, Lee navigates fearlessly between chronologies, weaving her childhood humiliations and joys together with the story of the early days of her marriage; and then later, in painstaking, painful, and unflinching detail, the account of her stroke and every upset—temporary or permanent—that it caused. Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self—and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she’s always wanted to be.

Tell Me How This Ends Well: A Novel

by David Samuel Levinson

Why is tonight different from all other nights? Tonight we kill dad. In 2022, American Jews face an increasingly unsafe and anti-Semitic landscape at home. Against this backdrop, the Jacobson family gathers for Passover in Los Angeles. But their immediate problems are more personal than political, with the three adult children, Mo, Edith, and Jacob, in various states of crisis, the result, each claims, of a lifetime of mistreatment by their father, Julian. The siblings have begun to suspect that Julian is hastening their mother Roz's demise, and years of resentment boil over as they debate whether to go through with the real reason for their reunion: an ill-considered plot to end their father’s iron rule for good. That is, if they can put their bickering, grudges, festering relationships, and distrust of one another aside long enough to act. And God help them if their mother finds out . . . Tell Me How This Ends Well presents a blistering and prescient vision of the near future, turning the exploits of one very funny, very troubled family into a rare and compelling exploration of the state of America, and what it could become.

Tell Me More

by Janet Mullany

"TELL ME EVERY DIRTY DETAIL..."Jo Hutchinson is obsessed with a man she's never seen-only heard. Her late-night calls to the mysterious "Mr. D." grow increasingly intimate, until they finally become full-blown phone sex. Still, Jo doesn't dare meet him. Instead, she embarks on a series of sizzling sexual escapades with other guys, sharing every moment with Mr. D., an arrangement they both get off on. But even as she's charting brave new naughty worlds, Jo knows that it's all really for Mr. D. Every pleasure she experiences-eagerly, athletically, vocally-is to please him.Immersed in fantasy, reality slips away-even the chance at that elusive combination of love and lust. Her new tenant, Patrick, an Irish hunk in geek's clothing, is totally into her. And in her lucid moments, Jo knows she feels the same. Can she tear herself away from her kinky dreamworld long enough to appreciate what's right in front of her? Or has Mr. D. ruined her for real life?

Tell Me No Lies

by Patricia Rosemoor

Skelly McKenna, host of The Whole Truth, tells one about Rosalind Van Strattan's grandmother that not only angers her but worries her that her company Temptress will suffer. Digging into the past puts them both in danger even though Skelly doesn't believe in his grandmother's legacy. Roz holds the key to the story of a lifetime. . . one that could make his career. . . and ruin her family.

Tell Me No Lies

by Annie Solomon

The apple orchards of the Hudson Valley make a deceptively peaceful setting for a dangerous game of love and murder in Annie Solomon's novel of romantic suspense. Alexandra Jane Baker, cool, rich, and calculating, has waited for years to trap her father's killer. Detective Hank Bonner has two weeks to go before an early retirement, but when he catches a homicide that involves Alex, there's no way he's letting go. Attraction and suspicion are hopelessly tangled in this fast-paced thriller, as Alex and Hank try to solve the case even as they keep their individual pasts under wraps. Before it's over, everyone is in jeopardy, and no family secrets will stay unhidden.

Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (Molly Murphy Mystery #7

by Rhys Bowen

"It's wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While she's very much in demand by some of Broadway's brightest stars and Fifth Avenue's richest families, Molly must admit that it's time for her to get some help. Her beau, the recently and wrongly suspended police captain Daniel Sullivan, would make& an ideal associate. But before Molly and he can agree on the terms of his employment,& they stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of a snow-covered Central Park. When the woman wakes up, she is disorientated and has and lost her ability to speak. The authorities are about to pack her off to an insane asylum--but Molly can't help but step in and take on yet another stormy case ..." Catch up on all of the investigations of a feisty Irish immigrant in early twentieth century New York City. The historic atmosphere is diverse and accurate and though Molly enjoys her independence and is out to prove women are capable of running a business, she has a soft spot for Daniel, a police captain who loves her, but not reliably. Look for #1 Murphy's Law, #2 Death of Riley, #3 For the Love of Mike, #4 In Like Flynn, #5 Oh Danny Boy, #6 In Dublin's Fair City, with #8 In a Guilded Cage to be added soon. The ten books in the Evan Evans series, also by Rhys Bowen, about a constable in a mountainous Welsh town are also in the collection

Tell Me Three Things

by Julie Buxbaum

A New York Times BestsellerWhat if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met? Funny and romantic, this tug-at-your-heartstrings contemporary YA debut is perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week as a junior at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?“Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the PageFrom the Hardcover edition.

Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing a Life

by Patricia Hampl Elaine Tyler May

Memoir essays on areas such as a Cuban boy brought over to the US without his parents, growing up in the States, knowing you were adopted from overseas, and finding family history despite the European side being killed in WW II, and finding the truth about family history, against the tales you now know are wrong.

Tell Me When

by Stina Lindenblatt

Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class. She shouldn't be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn't be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn't be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid. But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she'll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she'd never be able to again. When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her-and Amber is determined to protect Marcus...even if that means pushing him away. 85,000 words

Tell Me Where It Hurts

by Nick Trout

It's 2:47 a.m. when Dr. Nick Trout takes the phone call that starts another hectic day at the Angell Animal Medical Center. Sage, a ten-year old German shepherd, will die without emergency surgery for a serious stomach condition. Over the next twenty-four hours Dr. Trout fights for Sage's life, battles disease in the operating room, unravels tricky diagnoses, reassures frantic pet parents, and reflects on the humor, heartache, and inspiration in his life as an animal surgeon. And he wants to take you along for the ride....From the front lines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century. For anyone who's ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian's office, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.You'll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long (and at what cost) treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.You'll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages. With a wry and winning tone, Dr. Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners. In total, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.Part ER, part Dog Whisperer, and part House, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the technology has changed since James Herriot's day, the humanity and compassion remains unchanged. If you've ever had a pet or special place in your heart for furry friends, Dr. Trout's irresistible book is for you.

Tell Me Your Dreams

by Sidney Sheldon

Somebody was watching her. She had read about stalkers, but they belonged in a different, faraway world. She had no idea who it could be, who would want to harm her. She was trying desperately not to panic, but lately her sleep had been filled with nightmares, and she had awakened each morning with a feeling of impending doom. Thus begins Sidney Sheldon's chilling new novel, Tell Me Your Dreams. Three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders. The police make an arrest that leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century. Based on actual events, Sheldon's novel races from London to Rome to the city of Quebec to San Francisco, with a climax that will leave the reader stunned.

Tell Me You're Sorry

by Kevin O'Brien

First You'll Say You're SorryA family is wiped out after a burglary gone wrong. An executive accused of embezzling kills himself and his loved ones. A house fire claims the lives of all its inhabitants. Separate incidents with two common threads--a first wife who took her own life, and a secret the victims took to their graves. . .And Then Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, has never even seen a clear photograph. But she knew her sister, and she knows something is desperately wrong. . .You'll Say GoodbyeThe police won't listen. Her only ally is another victim's son. Step by step, they're uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent--and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death. . .Praise for Kevin O'Brien"A genuine page-turner." --The Seattle Times on Terrified"If Alfred Hitchcock was alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O'Brien." --Press & Guide on Unspeakable

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