A Spurious Hanging

A Spurious Hanging Author Dylan C. Devine
ISBN-10 1533628726
Year 2016-08-11
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher
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In the small town of Framlingham, England in 1426, Edmond Zandor is awoken by the frantic cries of his child, only to discover his wife killed in cold blood only mere feet from where he slept, and eight of his nine children had mysteriously vanished. With nothing but his five-year-old son's story to go off of, Edmond endeavors to catch the killer, find his children, and appease the violent lust for revenge brewing within him. As Edmond tracks the assailant, he finds himself trapped inside the cryptic Framlingham castle with eleven others while a blizzard rages outside. Terror descends upon the group when they realize the nature of their situation, and when they discover that the same killer is among them. Driven to the ends of the Earth to stay alive, Edmond must protect the lives of the innocents being killed off, while he desperately searches for his wife's killer. But their numbers are dwindling, and the killer won't hide forever. Can Edmond save the group and avenge his wife? ...Or will he die trying?

Chasing Echoes

Chasing Echoes Author Jodi Perkins
ISBN-10
Year 2014-12-13
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Silverhand Press
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Topaz Aevos can make things fall with a single glance. Of all the random and bizarre powers that she and her three sisters were born with, hers is clearly the most useless. That is, until New Year’s Eve. When high school senior Stryder Black executes a cruel joke, Taz uses her powers, and all hell breaks loose. Stryder’s ill-fated prank lands him straight into a curse—one meant to teach him a lesson. Desperate for help, Stryder unwittingly drags Taz into the curse with him. Now both are forced to relive the same fragment of their lives over and over. But something goes deadly wrong. Not only is their loop mysteriously shrinking, Taz learns that Stryder is harboring a dark secret. Is his murky past the key to helping them escape…or will their time run out?

An American Celebration

An American Celebration Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105032355948
Year 1985-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
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In over 200 glorious full-color works, Charles Wysocki portrays the joy of Early America.

Stuff White People Like

Stuff White People Like Author Christian Lander
ISBN-10 1588368378
Year 2008-08-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Random House
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They love nothing better than sipping free-trade gourmet coffee, leafing through the Sunday New York Times, and listening to David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all at the same time). Apple products, indie music, food co-ops, and vintage T-shirts make them weak in the knees. They believe they’re unique, yet somehow they’re all exactly the same, talking about how they “get” Sarah Silverman’s “subversive” comedy and Wes Anderson’s “droll” films. They’re also down with diversity and up on all the best microbrews, breakfast spots, foreign cinema, and authentic sushi. They’re organic, ironic, and do not own TVs. You know who they are: They’re white people. And they’re here, and you’re gonna have to deal. Fortunately, here’s a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. So kick back on your IKEA couch and lose yourself in the ultimate guide to the unbearable whiteness of being. Praise for STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE: “The best of a hilarious Web site: an uncannily accurate catalog of dead-on predilections. The Criterion Collection of classic films? Haircuts with bangs? Expensive fruit juice? ‘Blonde on Blonde’ on the iPod? The author knows who reads The New Yorker and who wears plaid.” –Janet Maslin’s summer picks, CBS.com “The author of "Stuff White People Like" skewers the sacred cows of lefty Caucasian culture, from the Prius to David Sedaris. . . . It gently mocks the habits and pretensions of urbane, educated, left-leaning whites, skewering their passion for Barack Obama and public transportation (as long as it's not a bus), their idle threats to move to Canada, and joy in playing children's games as adults. Kickball, anyone?” –Salon.com “A handy reference guide with which you can check just how white you are. Hint: If you like only documentaries and think your child is gifted, you glow in the dark, buddy.” –NY Daily News From the Trade Paperback edition.

Red Ted Art

Red Ted Art Author Margarita Woodley
ISBN-10 9781448138838
Year 2013-03-28
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Crafting has never been more popular and Maggy Woodley, the creative force behind Red Ted, is passionate about making things with her children, Max, four, and Pippa, two. Using recycled materials and bits and bobs collected when out and about, here are over 60 utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable peanut shell finger puppets to walnut babies, loo roll marionettes and egg carton fairy lights, fabric mache bowls, stick men and shell crabs, stone people, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with. And what's more, the end results are so cute and desirable that they look great around the home, or make wonderfully unique and personal gifts. With a funky, modern design and vibrant full colour photography throughout, this is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.

Speak Memory

Speak  Memory Author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
ISBN-10 9780375405532
Year 1999
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Everyman's Library
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The author recounts his Russian childhood, his family's flight to England in 1919, and emigre life in Paris and Berlin

Reading Raymond Carver

Reading Raymond Carver Author Randolph Runyon
ISBN-10 0815625634
Year 1992
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher Syracuse University Press
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This is a study of Raymond Carver, which seeks to show that, beneath a surface of apparent simplicity, a self-referential metafiction emerges. It reveals the intricate texture and strategic juxtapositions through which Carver's short story collections become a reflection on themselves.

The Smartest Kids in the World

The Smartest Kids in the World Author Amanda Ripley
ISBN-10 9781451654448
Year 2013-08-13
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” (The New York Times Book Review). In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. Inspired to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, trades his high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many “smart” kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education.

Aurora Australis

Aurora Australis Author Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
ISBN-10 9781465597533
Year 2016-10-21
Pages
Language en
Publisher Library of Alexandria
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If Ross Island be likened to a castle, flanking that wall the the world's end, The Great Ice Barrier, Erebus is the castle keep. Its flanks and foothills clothed with spotless now, patched with the pale blue of glacier ice, its active crater crowned with a spreading smoke cloud, and overlooking the vast white plain of the Barrier to the East and South, the dark waters of Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound to the North and West, and still further West, the snowy summits of the extinct volcanoes of Victoria Land, Erebus not only commands a view of incomparable grandeur and interest, but is in itself one of the fairest and most majestic sights that Earth can show. Erebus, as seen from our winter quarters, showed distinctly the traces of the three craters, observed from a distance by the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901 - 04. From sea level up to about 5,500 feet, the lower slopes ascend in a gentle but gradually steepening curve to the base of the first crater. They are largely covered with snow and glacier ice down to the shore, where the ice either breaks off to form a cliff, or, as at Glacier Tongue, spreads out seawards in the form of a narrow blue pier five miles in length: near Cape Rows, however, there are three long smooth ridges of brown glacial gravels and moraines mostly bare of snow. Those are interspersed with masses of black volcanic rock, and extend to an altitude of about 1,000ft. Above this, and up to above 5,000 feet above the sea, all is snow and ice, except of an occasional outcrop of dark lava, or a black parasitic cone, sharply silhouetted agains the light background of snow or sky. At a level of about 6,000 feet, and just north of the second, or main crater, rises a huge black fang of rock, the relic of the oldest and lowest crater. Immediately south of this the principal cone sweeps upwards in that graceful double curve, concave below, convex above, so characteristic of volcanos. Rugged buttresses of dark volcanic rock, with steep snow slopes between, jut out at intervals, and support the rim of this second crater, which reaches an altitude of fully 11,400 feet. From the north edge of this crater the ground seemed to ascend, at first gradually, then somewhat abruptly to the third crater, now active, further south. It is above this last crater that there continually floats a huge steam cloud. At the time of Ross’ Expedition this cloud was reddened with the glow of molten lava, and some thought they saw lava streams descending from the crater. The National Antarctic Expedition had also once or twice witnessed a similar glow, and although, during the few weeks we had been at Cape Royds we had not observed a similar phenomenon, we had at times seen the great steam cloud shoot up suddenly, in the space of a minute or so, to a height of fully 2,000 feet above the mountain top. This sudden uprush was obviously the result of a vast steam explosion in the interior of the volcano, and proved that it still possessed considerable activity.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave Author Solomon Northup
ISBN-10 0807101508
Year 1968-04-01
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher LSU Press
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Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugged, beaten, and sold to a slave trader in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was shipped to New Orleans, where he was purchased by a planter in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years Northup lived as a chattel slave under several masters. He might well have died a slave, except for another set of bizarre circumstances which enabled him to get word to his family and finally regain his freedom. These elements alone -- the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue -- are sufficient for a sensational story. But Northup provides more. He was a shrewd observer of people and events. His memory was remarkable. He described cultivation of cotton and sugar in the Deep South. He detailed the daily routine and general life of the Negro slave. Indeed, he vividly portrayed the world of slavery -- from the underside. Originally published in 1853, Northup's autobiography is regarded as one of the best accounts of American Negro slavery ever written by a slave. It is reprinted in full here for the first time, as the initial volume in The Library of Southern Civilization. Northup's account has been carefully checked by the editors and has been found to be remarkably accurate. To his own narrative of a long and tragic adventure, Professors Eakin and Logsdon have added significant new details about Northup and the plantation country where he spent most of his time as a slave. Heretofore unknown information about the capture and trial of Northup's kidnappers has been included, adding still another fascinating episode to an already astounding story.

The Wild Things

The Wild Things Author Dave Eggers
ISBN-10 9780141946382
Year 2011-12-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The Wild Things by Dave Eggers is the novelisation of Maurice Sendak's classic Max likes to make noise, get dirty, ride his bike without a helmet and howl like a wolf. In any other age he would have just been considered a boy. These days he is considered wilful and deranged. After a row with his mother, Max runs away. He jumps into a boat and sails across the ocean to a strange island where giant and destructive beasts reign - the Wild Things. After almost being eaten, Max gains their trust, and he is made their king. But what will he do with the responsibility? 'A life-affirming delight' GQ 'Compelling, fantastical, engrossing' Shortlist 'Let the wild rumpus start!' Grazia

Food Plants of the World

Food Plants of the World Author Ben-Erik Van Wyk
ISBN-10 0881927430
Year 2005
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Timber Press (OR)
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A comprehensive survey of the plants that provide food, beverages, spices, and flavorings, this book will serve as an invaluable reference to gardeners, ethnobotanists, nutritionists, culinary professionals, dieticians, and food enthusiasts. This scientifically accurate guide will allow anyone to identify all the major plant-derived foods and flavors, research culinary uses, and understand their dietetic and nutritional properties. Introductory chapters cover the various categories of plant use, including cereals, pulses (legumes), nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs, sugar plants, beverages, spices, and flavorings. The core of the volume is an encyclopedic description of more than 350 food and flavor plants in use worldwide, with over 1000 color photographs. This accessible, pictorial guide is a concise source of practical information, not readily available elsewhere, and should be on every food enthusiast s bookshelf."

No Bake Treats

No Bake Treats Author Julianne Bayer
ISBN-10 9781624142543
Year 2016-07-19
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Page Street Publishing
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Modern Unique Treats to Give Your Oven a Break This new take on mix, place and refrigerate takes no-bake treats to another level with indulgent flavors. Go beyond traditional desserts with Julianne Bayer’s easy-to-follow recipes that span over many categories with distinctive and contemporary takes on classics that are bound to please any palate. Create exceptional flavors with desserts such as S’mores Lasagna, Peanut Butter and Banana Icebox Cake, Brownie Batter Cheesecake, Coconut Lime Cookie Truffles and Dulce De Leche Pie. Wow your friends and family with extraordinary desserts that pack a punch of flavor without complicated ingredients or tricky cooking techniques.