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Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes

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Author: Erica Hunt
Publisher: Belladonna*
ISBN: 9780988539938
Size: 32.96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : un
Pages : 32
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Book Description: Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Revised and reissued in 2015, originally published by Belladonna* in 2006. In this book, which begins with a love poem and is encased in sepia images of her blind ancestor, Erica Hunt continues her rigorous and beautiful practice—unflinching, lyrical, politically astute, bodily-located, unpredictable language.


Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes

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Author: Erica Hunt
Publisher: Belladonna*
ISBN:
Size: 56.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 23
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Book Description: Poetry. African American Studies. Erica Hunt's collection of poetry TIME SLIPS/RIGHT/BEFORE YOUR EYES is #4 in the Belladonna Chapbook Series, published in editions of 300. In this book, which begins with a love poem and is encased in sepia images of her blind ancestor standing next to an empty chair, Erica Hunt continues her rigorous and beautiful practice—unflinching, lyrical, politically astute, bodily—located, unpredictable language.


Veronica

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Author: Erica Hunt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990945338
Size: 57.66 MB
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Languages : un
Pages : 104
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Book Description: Poetry. New poetry from Erica Hunt, author of LETTERS TO THE FUTURE: BLACK WOMEN/RADICAL WRITING (Kore Press, 2018), TIME SLIPS RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES (Belladonna*, 2015), LOCAL HISTORY (Roof Books, 1994), Arcade, Piece Logic, and A Day and Its Approximates.


Plowing The Dark

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Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146680369X
Size: 35.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: A dazzling new novel by the author of Galatea 2.2 and Gain In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual-reality researchers races to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in another empty white room. What can possibly join these two remote places? Only the shared imagination, a room that these people unwittingly build in common, where they are all about to meet. Adie Klarpol, a skilled but disillusioned artist, comes back to life, revived by the thrill of working with cutting-edge technology. Against the collapse of Cold War empires and the fall of the Berlin Wall, she retreats dangerously into the cyber-realities she has been hired to create. On the other side of the globe, Taimur Martin, an English teacher recovering from a failed love affair, is picked up off the streets in Beirut by Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity. A mesmerizing fiction that explores the imagination's power to both destroy and save, Plowing the Dark recasts the rules of the novel and stands as Richard Powers's most daring work to date.


Taiko

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Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
Publisher: Vertical, Inc.
ISBN: 1568364504
Size: 26.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 944
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Book Description: In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko--absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi--brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless--who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.


Shut Your Eyes Tight Dave Gurney No 2

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Author: John Verdon
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307717917
Size: 57.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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Book Description: When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers – by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if one day there wasn’t? Dave Gurney, a few months past the Mellery case that pulled him out of retirement and then nearly killed him, is trying once again to adjust to his country house’s bucolic rhythms when he receives a call about a case so seductively bewildering that the thought of not looking into it seems unimaginable—even if his beloved wife, Madeleine, would rather he do anything but. The facts of what has occurred are horrible: a blushing bride, newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist and just minutes from hearing her congratulatory toast, is found decapitated, her head apparently severed by a machete. Though police investigators believe that a Mexican gardener killed the young woman in a fit of jealous fury, the victim’s mother—a chilly high-society beauty—is having none of it. Reluctantly drawn in, Dave is quickly buffeted by a series of revelations that transform the bizarrely monstrous into the monstrously bizarre. Underneath it all may exist one of the darkest criminal schemes imaginable. And as Gurney begins deciphering its grotesque outlines, some of his most cherished assumptions about himself are challenged, causing him to stare into an abyss so deep that it threatens to swallow not just him but Madeleine, too. Desperate to protect Madeleine and bring an end to the madness, Gurney ultimately discovers that the killer has left a trace after all. Unfortunately, the revelation may come too late to save his own life. With Shut Your Eyes Tight, John Verdon delivers on the promise of his internationally bestselling debut, Think of a Number, creating a portrait of evil let loose across generations that is as rife with moments of touching humanity as it is with spellbinding images of perversity.


Thriving As An Empath

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Author: Judith Orloff
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1683642929
Size: 13.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Book Description: Dr. Judith Orloff offers 365 days of self-care meditations, reflections, and journaling suggestions as daily inoculations against stress and overwhelm Empaths have so much to offer as healers, creatives, friends, lovers, and innovators at work. Yet highly sensitive and empathic people often give too much at the expense of their own well-being—and end up absorbing the stress of others. “To stay healthy and happy,” writes Judith Orloff, MD, “you must be ready with daily self-care practices that work.” With Thriving as an Empath, Dr. Orloff provides an invaluable resource to help you protect yourself from the stresses of an overwhelming world and embrace the “gift of being different." If you want daily tools to put into action, this book is for you. Building on the principles Dr. Orloff introduced in The Empath's Survival Guide, this book brings you daily self-care practices and support for becoming a compassionate, empowered empath, including: • Setting strong boundaries • Protecting your energy • Inoculating yourself against stress and overwhelm • Self-soothing techniques • Knowing that it is not your job to take on the world’s stress • Breaking the momentum of sensory overload • Tapping the vitality of all four seasons and the elements • Deepening your connection with the cycles of nature • Moving out of clock-based time into “sacred time” Thriving as an Empath was created to help you grow and flourish without internalizing the emotions and pain of others. “These self-care techniques have been life-saving for me and my patients,” writes Dr. Orloff. “I feel so strongly about regular self-care because I want you to enjoy the extraordinary gifts of sensitivity—including an open heart, intuition, and an intimate connection with the natural world.”


Laura Ingalls Wilder Farm Journalist

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Author: Stephen W. Hines
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826266156
Size: 44.89 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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Book Description: Before Laura Ingalls Wilder found fame with her Little House books, she made a name for herself with short nonfiction pieces in magazines and newspapers. Read today, these pieces offer insight into her development as a writer and depict farm life in the Ozarks—and also show us a different Laura Ingalls Wilder from the woman we have come to know. This volume collects essays by Wilder that originally appeared in the Missouri Ruralist between 1911 and 1924. Building on the initial compilation of these articles under the title Little House in the Ozarks, this revised edition marks a more comprehensive collection by adding forty-two additional Ruralist articles and restoring passages previously omitted from other articles. Writing as “Mrs. A. J. Wilder” about modern life in the early twentieth-century Ozarks, Laura lends her advice to women of her generation on such timeless issues as how to be an equal partner with their husbands, how to support the new freedoms they’d won with the right to vote, and how to maintain important family values in their changing world. Yet she also discusses such practical matters as how to raise chickens, save time on household tasks, and set aside time to relax now and then. New articles in this edition include “Making the Best of Things,” “Economy in Egg Production,” and “Spic, Span, and Beauty.” “Magic in Plain Foods” reflects her cosmopolitanism and willingness to take advantage of new technologies, while “San Marino Is Small but Mighty” reveals her social-political philosophy and her interest in cooperation and community as well as in individualism and freedom. Mrs. Wilder was firmly committed to living in the present while finding much strength in the values of her past. A substantial introduction by Stephen W. Hines places the essays in their biographical and historical context, showing how these pieces present Wilder’s unique perspective on life and politics during the World War I era while commenting on the challenges of surviving and thriving in the rustic Ozark hill country. The former little girl from the little house was entering a new world and wrestling with such issues as motor cars and new “labor-saving” devices, but she still knew how to build a model small farm and how to get the most out of a dollar. Together, these essays lend more insight into Wilder than do even her novels and show that, while technology may have improved since she wrote them, the key to the good life hasn’t changed much in almost a century. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist distills the essence of her pioneer heritage and will delight fans of her later work as it sheds new light on a vanished era.


Daily Before Your Eyes

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Author: Margaret-Love Denman
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN:
Size: 59.39 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Book Description: Awaiting execution for the murder of her pimp, Theresa Marie Magnarelli, or Traci as she now calls herself, forms a bizarre relationship with Tory Gardiner, the new widow of her court- appointed defense attorney. Daily, Before Your Eyes follows the unlikely journey of these two women into the dark world of Death Row, exposing Junior Leaguer Tory Gardiner to the lies of her own world as well as the realities of a larger world she has never known. An unlikely bond develops between these women--one, a sheltered member ofthe middle class, the other streetwise and turning tricks by the time she was sixteen. They find a commonality in daughters they both loved and lost and in their dependence on men who disappointed them. While appealing Traci's conviction, they both seek redemption: Tory for her husband's negligence and Traci for her life.