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Snaps Scraps and Snippets of the Past and Present

Snaps  Scraps and Snippets of the Past and Present Author
ISBN-10 0615913032
Release 2013-12-31
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How to write memoirs in poetic form.



Light for the Burning Soul

Light for the Burning Soul Author Lois Funk
ISBN-10 0692363823
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 152
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"The Spirit of God speaks in a whisper and is heard only by those who listen with their hearts." Few things in life are as rewarding, yet humbling, as being inspired by God to write about Him and for Him. The light verse and heartwarming anecdotes in Light for the Burning Soul - Sparks, Flames, and Embers are but a small measure of how He has blessed the author's personal walk with Him, including years of teaching, and learning from, kindergarten-aged children. Its pages offer sparks of encouragement for those about to take their first steps with God; flames of excitement and joy for those who are already experiencing the walk; and embers of reassurance for all - lingering reminders that God is in control; that He always has been; and that He always will be. With no more than one poem (or portion of a poem) per page, the paperback version of Light for the Burning Soul offers sufficient white space to allow and encourage readers to jot down their own thoughts on the spot, should they be inspired to do so.



The O Henry Prize Stories 2014

The O  Henry Prize Stories 2014 Author Laura Furman
ISBN-10 9780345807328
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 480
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from an erupting volcano in Iceland to a brothel in the old Wild West. They feature a dazzling array of characters: a young American falling in love in Japan, a girl raised by snake-handling fundamentalists, an old man mourning his late wife, and a fierce guard dog with a talent for escape. Accompanying the stories are the editor’s introduction, essays from the eminent jurors on their favorite stories, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines. Mark Haddon, “The Gun,” Granta Stephen Dixon, “Talk,” The American Reader Tessa Hadley, “Valentine,” The New Yorker Olivia Clare, “Pétur,” Ecotone David Bradley, “You Remember The Pin Mill,” Narrative Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Nemecia,” Narrativemagazine.com Dylan Landis, “Trust,” Tin House Allison Alsup, “Old Houses,” New Orleans Review Halina Duraj, “Fatherland,” Harvard Review Chanelle Benz, “West of the Known,” The American Reader William Trevor, “The Women,” The New Yorker Colleen Morrissey, “Good Faith,” The Cincinnati Review Robert Anthony Siegel, “The Right Imaginary Person,” Tin House Louise Erdrich, “Nero,” The New Yorker Rebecca Hirsch Garcia, “A Golden Light,” Threepenny Review Chinelo Okparanta, “Fairness,” Subtropics Kristen Iskandrian, “The Inheritors,” Tin House Michael Parker, “Deep Eddy,” Southwest Review Maura Stanton, “Oh Shenandoah,” New England Review Laura van den Berg, “Opa-Locka,” The Southern Review The Jurors on Their Favorites: Tash Aw, James Lasdun, Joan Silber The Writers on Their Work Publications Submitted From the Trade Paperback edition.



Tin House Summer 2013 Summer Reading Issue Tin House Magazine

Tin House  Summer 2013  Summer Reading Issue  Tin House Magazine Author Win McCormack
ISBN-10 9780985786908
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 220
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Tin House is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes new writers as well as more established voices; essays as well as fiction, poetry, and interviews.



Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures Author Ransom Riggs
ISBN-10 9780062099501
Release 2012-10-16
Pages 384
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.



Scraps of Paper

Scraps of Paper Author Kathryn Meyer Griffith
ISBN-10
Release 1900
Pages 192
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Abigail Sutton’s beloved husband walks out one night, doesn’t return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It’s made her sympathetic to the missing and their families. Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna’s younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back. But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play. Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why…but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer. *** murder, murder mystery, thriller, suspense, ghosts, romance, homicide, Kathryn Meyer Griffith, investigation,small town, cozy mystery, mystery



Brooklyn by Name

Brooklyn by Name Author Leonard Benardo
ISBN-10 9780814799468
Release 2006-07-01
Pages 209
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An intriguing sojourn through the streets and neighborhoods of Brooklyn examines more than five hundred of the metropolis's most prominent place names, organized alphabetically by region, to uncover the real-life stories, history, and prominent citizens behind each. Simultaneous.



Addicted to Scraps

Addicted to Scraps Author Bonnie K. Hunter
ISBN-10 9781617453045
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 108
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Best-selling author Bonnie K. Hunter shares 12 multicolored scrap-quilt patterns in her signature style. Bonnie's easy-to-use Scrap User's System and complete guide to scrap quilting includes full-size templates.



Creating a Website The Missing Manual

Creating a Website  The Missing Manual Author Matthew MacDonald
ISBN-10 9781491936177
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 622
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You can easily create a professional-looking website with nothing more than an ordinary computer and some raw ambition. Want to build a blog, sell products, create forums, or promote an event? No problem! This friendly, jargon-free book gives you the techniques, tools, and advice you need to build a site and get it up on the Web. The important stuff you need to know: Master the basics. Learn HTML5, the language of the Web. Design good-looking pages. Use styles to build polished layouts. Get it online. Find a reliable web host and pick a good web address. Use time-saving tools. Learn free tools for creating web pages and tracking your visitors. Attract visitors. Make sure people can find your site through popular search engines like Google. Build a community. Encourage repeat visits with social media. Bring in the cash. Host Google ads, sell Amazon’s wares, or push your own products that people can buy via PayPal. Add pizzazz. Include audio, video, interactive menus, and a pinch of JavaScript.



Full Service

Full Service Author Scotty Bowers
ISBN-10 9780802194763
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 288
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Now the subject of the hit documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, praised by Vanity Fair as “full of revelations” and Entertainment Weekly as “deliciously salacious,” Full Service is the remarkable true story of Scotty Bowers, the “gentleman hustler,” during the heyday of classic Hollywood. Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few. Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood’s sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that their stars’ personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex, support, and affection to countless people.



Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Author Jeff Benedict
ISBN-10 9781501126475
Release 2018-03-27
Pages 512
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“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —The New York Times Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon. In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really? In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.



I Want It Now a Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Hardback

I Want It Now  a Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  Hardback Author Julie Dawn Cole
ISBN-10 1593939019
Release 2016-01-27
Pages 252
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This is the HARDBACK version. In 1970, Julie Dawn Cole was cast as the unforgettable Veruca Salt in the classic motion picture Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. Since its release in 1971, this epic musical has endured as a favorite of children from around the world with a fan base that encompasses generations of movie goers. With its unforgettable characters, chocolaty landscapes and everlasting music, this charming fairy-tale mixes these ingredients into what has been become a cinematic classic from literary legend Roald Dahl. Praised by critics worldwide and often featured in broadcasts with other masterpiece musicals, it remains a timeless treasure. Acclaimed film critic Robert Ebert wrote: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren't: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination." Julie Dawn Cole has written an enchanting and richly illustrated memoir that offers a rare look behind the stage curtain to this ageless film. Splendidly illustrated with personal letters, never-seen-before photographs and documents; her memorizing story chronicles the entire production experience and tells of the remarkable journey of how she became known worldwide as a really bad egg. Filled with countless funny and touching memories, her story takes readers behind-the-scenes of Willy Wonka and the resulting coming of age journey that brought the cast together again after nearly a quarter century. I Want it Now takes readers beyond the world of pure imagination and behind the scenes to this universally cherished motion picture. A true-to-life Charlie Bucket tale, Julie's story is unforgettable...



The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt Author Caroline Preston
ISBN-10 0061966916
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 240
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“The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a literary bottle rocket—loaded with whimsy, pizzazz, and heart.” —Adriana Trigiani “Is it possible that I have just read/experienced/devoured the most delightful book ever published? Do not argue with me: There is magic here and genius.” —Elinor Lipman “A ripping yarn of emancipated girlish adventure.” —Audrey Niffenegger The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a visually stunning, totally unique, full-color novel in the form of a scrapbook, set in the burgeoning bohemian culture of the 1920s and featuring an endearing, unforgettable heroine. Caroline Preston, author of the New York Times Notable Book Jackie by Josie, uses a kaleidoscopic array of vintage memorabilia—postcards, letters, magazine ads, ticket stubs, catalog pages, fabric swatches, candy wrappers, fashion spreads, menus and more—to tell the tale of spirited and ambitious Frankie’s remarkable odyssey from Vassar to Greenwich Village to Paris, in a manner that will delight crafters, historical fiction fans, and anyone who loves a good coming-of-age story ingeniously told.



Decorate

Decorate Author Holly Becker
ISBN-10 9780811877893
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 288
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Collects tips from such professional interior designers as Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, and Jonathan Adler for every room and every budget, along with photographs, line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans.



Never Knowing

Never Knowing Author Chevy Stevens
ISBN-10 1429925124
Release 2011-07-05
Pages 416
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From the acclaimed author of Still Missing comes a psychological thriller about one woman's search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers. All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and to find closure. But some questions are better left unanswered. After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother---only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: Her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her. What if murder is in your blood? Never Knowing is a complex and compelling portrayal of one woman's quest to understand herself, her origins, and her family. That is, if she can survive. . . .



October Suite

October Suite Author Maxine Clair
ISBN-10 9781572844841
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 145
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It is 1950 and October Brown is a twenty-three-year-old first-year teacher thanking her lucky stars that she found a room in the best boardinghouse for Negro women teachers in Wyandotte County, Kansas. October falls in love with an unhappily married handyman, James Wilson, but when she becomes pregnant, James deserts her. Stunned, and believing that James will eventually come back to her, October decides to have the baby. But he doesn’t come back. As her reputation suffers, and with her job in jeopardy, she spends her days in self-deception and denial. Her best friend, Cora, contacts October’s family: her older sister, Vergie, and her aunts Frances and Maude, who raised the sisters after their mother was killed by their father. October goes back to her family in Ohio and gives birth to her son. Numb, she gives the child–David–to Vergie and her husband to raise as their own, then returns to Kansas City to rebuild her life. But something is missing–and, apparently too late, October realizes what she has done. What follows is the heartrending account of October’s efforts to reclaim her dignity, her profession, and her son, efforts that lead her into a bitter struggle with her sister and a confrontation with her parents’ violent past. The Midwest, the flourishing of modern jazz, and the culture of segregation form a compelling historical backdrop for this timeless and universal tale of one person’s battle to understand and master her own desires, and to embrace the responsibilities and promise of mature adulthood. October Suite plays a beautiful, haunting melody, turning everyday life into exceptional art.



A Child of Books

A Child of Books Author Oliver Jeffers
ISBN-10 9780763690779
Release 2016
Pages 40
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A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.