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Alien Taste

By Wen Spencer
  • ISBN Code: : 1101212446
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Ukiah Oregon is quickly becoming one of the greatest trackers in the country. Some call it luck—those closest to him call it instinct. Abandoned as a child, he was found running with a wolf pack. Now, in his job as a private investigator, he puts his nose to the ground to track down missing persons and fugitives from the law. A heightened sense of smell and taste—plus a photographic memory—make him an invaluable asset to his partner. But when Ukiah kills a crazed young woman in self-defense, he draws the attention of the FBI’s most wanted: a violent and elusive gang known as the Pack. And it won’t be long before Ukiah discovers just how much he has in common with the Pack: a bond of brotherhood, blood...and destiny.

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When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco; when Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea; or when a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available? In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the long eighteenth century (circa 1660–1837), when such foreign goods as coffee, tea, and sugar went from rare luxuries to some of the most ubiquitous commodities in Britain—reaching even the poorest and remotest of households. Bickham reveals how trade in the empire’s edibles underpinned the emerging consumer economy, fomenting the rise of modern retailing, visual advertising, and consumer credit, and, via taxes, financed the military and civil bureaucracy that secured, governed, and spread the British Empire.

The Seventh Secret

By Jennifer St. Clair
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  • Publisher : Writers Exchange E-Publishing
  • Book Code : 1921314680
  • Total of Pages : 85
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 402
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Jacob Lane is a ten-year-old girl who's spent her life unaware of her magical heritage. After being sent to Darkbrook, a school of magic, supernatural mysteries seem to spring to life all around her and her new friends. After a picture of Niklas, the dragons' liaison to the only school of magic in the United States, shows up in too many newspapers to count, Darkbrook is forced to go on the defensive. The secret of Darkbrook's existence has been discovered. But there are more than dragonhunters in the forest, and, as Jacob Lane, supernatural sleuth and student at Darkbrook, learns how to use her newly discovered talent of healing, she helps to right an old wrong and must battle a teenaged wizard intent on proving--once and for all--that magic is real.

The Call For Infinity

By Priya Somaiya
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1639575065
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 292
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The expanse and the deathly silence of deserts tell us many synchronous tales of human lives. You would be astonished to discover the dark, lurking, and mysterious cultures which thrive along desert borders. The continuously travelling gypsy nomadic communities not only know what to do with scarcity and hostility, but possess uncanny insights of the world and beyond. Read this book to know about the enigmatic Keshav Neelkanthiya, Apsara Aparna Sharma, and Ravin Armstrong, and how their intertwined destinies pulsate and whisper to The Call For Infinity.

The Cider Makers' Hand Book - A Complete Guide for Making and Keeping Pure Cider

By J. M. Trowbridge
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447492668
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 332
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Originally published in 1890, this classic handbook provides a wealth of information on the processes of making and keeping of pure cider, and remains of interest and use to the cider maker or enthusiast today. The comprehensive guide provides expertise on the properties of cider, apple varieties, technical apparatus, and features a chapter dedicated to old-fashioned cider making methods. Contents include: Cider Making; Chapter 1 - introductory; Chapter 2 - The Properties of Cider; Chapter 3 - Apple Juice; Chapter 4 - Apples, Varieties, and Tests; Chapter 5 - Apparatus for Cider-Making; Chapter 6 - Straining and Filtering; Chapter 7 - Fermentation; Chapter 8 - Pasteurization; Chapter 9 - Old Method of Cider-Making. We are republishing this vintage work in a modern and affordable edition, complete with a newly written introduction and featuring reproductions of the original diagrams.

A Girl in Winter

By Philip Larkin
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571268102
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 881
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Philip Larkin's second novel was first published in 1947. This story of Katherine Lind and Robin Fennel, of winter and summer, of war and peace, of exile and holidays, is memorable for its compassionate precision and for the uncommon and unmistakable distinction of its writing. 'A Girl in Winter is a beautifully constructed, funny and profoundly sad book.' Andrew Motion 'One of the finest and most sustained prose poems in the language.' John Bayley

Derek Walcott’s Poetry Deconstructed, Its Political and Sociological Discourse Revealed From “In A Green Night” to “The Fortunate Traveler” A Product of Hallucinatory Whiteness

By Daurius Figueira
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  • Publisher : AHTLE FIGUEIRA
  • Book Code : 9769624551
  • Total of Pages : 165
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 441
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This is a deconstruction of the published books of poetry of Derek Walcott from 1961 to 1981 to unearth, expose and analyze the discourse and worldview of Walcott of miscegenated being, the Caribbean dystopia and the existential condition of the African and Indian Diasporas in the Caribbean dystopia. Walcott segregates himself from the Caribbean dystopia as he excoriates the African and Indian Diasporas blaming them for constructing the dystopia, they are trapped in. Walcott exempts white supremacist colonial and neo-colonial imperial power relations which condemns us to dependency and underdevelopment at the level of the idea. Which he must do for Walcott insists that what separates him from the Dystopia and enables his freedom from the dystopia, his flight to the North Atlantic is his white grandfather's legacy bequeathed to him by his miscegenated father. At the level of his genome Walcott is special, exceptional in the realm of the Dystopia compelled to prove and affirm this state of being in the North Atlantic. Walcott then frames his poetry on the foundation of the binary, Manichean duality of white North Atlantic discourse. I had a white grandfather and father which makes this deconstruction a personal conversation between two conflicting discourses of miscegenated being and our place in the world.

The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

By Trygve David Johnson
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1630872148
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 422
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Trygve Johnson invites us to consider a new metaphor of identity of The Preacher as Liturgical Artist. This identity draws on a theology of communion and the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ to relocate the preacher's identity in the creative and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Johnson argues the metaphorical association of the preacher and artist understood within the artistic ministry of Jesus Christ frees the full range of human capacities, including the imagination to bear upon the arts of Christian proclamation. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist connects preachers to the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose own double ministry took the raw materials of the human condition and offered them back to the Father in a redemptive and imaginative fashion through the Holy Spirit. It is in the large creative ministry of Jesus Christ that preachers find their creativity freed to proclaim the gospel bodily within the context of the liturgical work of God's people.

The Milky Galaxy

By Barbara G Louise
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1663231796
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 690
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The Milky (nurturing) Galaxy is a combination of two related novellas set in the same small, unregarded corner of the multiverse. In the first novella, in the 24th century, the Earth is ruined. Bio-diversity is gone. What is left is foul air, poisoned soil, filthy water, and a greatly reduced population of Humans struggling to survive in the dystopian environment. The wondrous beauty of a living globe more than four billion years old perfectly suited to support millions of diverse species is no more. Only the Rich live comfortably in geodesic domes five miles high which selfishly preserve some of the former glorious wonder, the clean air, water, and healthy food of the now collapsing Earthly biosphere. In the fragmented slums between the Domes, descendents of the former Working Class — whose livelihoods were usurped by robots mid-21st century — cling to a precarious secret existence in old buildings sealed against the raw, polluted, unfiltered air and water of ruined Earth. Living in peace with the ultra-privileged Dome dwellers, except as slaves whose lives would be worth nothing, is clearly impossible. Large, green, ameboid Aliens come to Earth and take away members of the former Working Class to settle them on healthy planets elsewhere in the Galaxy. The Aliens accidently leave an Alien child behind. Zee (the ameboid Aliens have only one gender) struggles to survive outside the Domes and find a way to Reproduce, to save hir memories for the future of hir species. In the second novella, a wastrel young man belonging to a Rich Dome family is sent against his will by his authoritarian father out into space to find a suitable, un-ruined planet where the Rich Families of Earth can transfer their “civilization:” their food animals, their enslaved women, and their capitalist economy. Past the worm-hole in the alpha Centauri star-system, the young man finds a thriving Anarkhist society of Human beings — living with green, ameboid aliens and others — inhabiting a star system with three suns. To his surprise, he falls in love with a free-Human female; and yet he still intends to conquer the planet and bring to it the “blessings” of Capitalism, because it will make him a Rich Earthman. Disaster ensues.

Heart of the Country

By Greg Matthews
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504034880
  • Total of Pages : 703
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 952
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This epic Gothic Western about a half-Indian outcast who becomes a famous buffalo hunter is “a big sprawling novel of the West as it really was” (The Denver Post). Perhaps Joe Cobden was always destined to be an outcast. His Indian mother died in childbirth, alone on a stagecoach road under a pitch-black prairie sky. His white father abandoned him in the name of his own ambition. The wife of the doctor who adopted him despised him for his mixed race. His classmates teased him for his curved spine. Joe leaves nothing but pain behind as he lights out for the Kansas frontier. It is the 1870s and Joe makes a name for himself as a famed buffalo hunter, tracking a phantom white buffalo from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. But his glory days as “Joe Buffalo” die as quickly as the slaughtered herds, and he finds himself forced to settle in Valley Forge, where the townsfolk each hide their own twisted secrets. “[A] gutsy, raunchy, rough, blunt, down-to-earth (or mud) novel in which little is sacred,” Heart of the Country paints a broad panorama of a demythologized American West, populated with unforgettable—and often unforgivable—characters, brought to life with stunning imagery and bold, baroque prose (Los Angeles Times).

Rice and Baguette

By Vu Hong Lien
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Book Code : 1780237049
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 672
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The once-obscure cuisine of Vietnam is, today, a favorite for many people from East to West. Adapted and modified over thousands of years, it is probably best known as a particularly delicious result of combining traditional southeast Asian cookery with visible outside influences—notably, the crunchy baguette—from its French-occupied past. Drawing on archeological evidence, oral and written histories, and wide-ranging research, Vu Hong Lien tells the complex and surprising history of food in Vietnam. Rice and Baguette traces the prehistoric Việt’s progress from hunter-gathers of mollusks and small animals to sophisticated agriculturalists. The book follows them as they developed new tools and practices to perfect the growing of their crops until rice became a crucial commodity,which then irrevocably changed their diet, lifestyle, and social structure. Along the way, the author shows how Việt cuisine was dramatically influenced by French colonial cookery and products, which introduced a whole new set of ingredients and techniques into Vietnam. Beautifully illustrated throughout and peppered with fascinating historical tales, Rice and Baguette reveals the long journey that Vietnamese food has traveled to become the much-loved cuisine that it is today.