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Easy Crafts for the Insane

By Kelly Williams Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 0593187792
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you’re capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to as a “rest cure” at an inpatient facility. Before that, she had several very good years: she wrote a bestselling book, spoke at NASA, had a beautiful wedding, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups in an often-screwed-up world, though these accomplishments mostly just made her feel fraudulent. One of the few things that kept her moving forward was, improbably, crafting. Not Martha Stewart–perfect crafting, either—what could be called “simple,” “accessible” or, perhaps, “rustic” creations were the joy and accomplishments she found in her worst days. To craft is to set things right in the littlest of ways; no matter how disconnected you feel, you can still fold a tiny paper star, and that’s not nothing. In Easy Crafts for the Insane, crafting tutorials serve as the backdrop of a life dissolved, then glued back together. Surprising, humane, and utterly unforgettable, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the unexpected, messy coping mechanisms we use to find ourselves again.

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This fascinating and bizarre collection compiles the most unusual, obscure books from the far reaches of the human imagination throughout history. From the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Phantom Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a unique and beautifully illustrated journey through the history of literature. The Madman's Library delves into its darkest territories to hunt down the oddest books and manuscripts ever written, uncovering the intriguing stories behind their creation. From the Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, to the gorgeously decorated fifteenth-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the most enormous book ever created, The Madman's Library features many long forgotten, eccentric, and extraordinary volumes gathered from around the world. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle and books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered. Spell books, alchemist scrolls, wearable books, edible books, books to summon demons, books written by ghosts, and more all come together in the most curiously strange library imaginable. Featuring hundreds of remarkable images and packed with entertaining facts and stories to discover, The Madman’s Library is a captivating compendium perfect for bibliophiles, literature enthusiasts, and collectors intrigued by bizarre oddities, obscure history, and the macabre. • MUST-HAVE FOR BOOKLOVERS: Anyone who appreciates a good read will love delving into this weird world of books and adding this collection to their own bookshelf. • DISCOVER SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE: The Madman's Library will let you in on the secret and obscure histories of the strangest books ever made. • EXPERT AUTHOR: Edward Brooke-Hitching is the son of an antiquarian book dealer, a lifelong rare book collector, and a master of taking visual deep dives into unusual historical subjects, such as the maps of imaginary geography in The Phantom Atlas or ancient pathways through the stars in The Sky Atlas.

Restoring the Spirit

By Judith Friedland
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773586113
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: restoring-the-spirit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tracing the influence of popular political and social movements of the time, including the Mental Hygiene, Arts and Crafts, and Settlement House movements, Judith Friedland tells the stories of pioneering women in the field and describes how they established professional associations, workshops, and educational programs. She highlights the help they received from male physicians, which gave them access to those with decision-making power, and examines their work in both rural and urban environments with those from different economic and ethnic backgrounds. An informative look at the origins of a field that now has over thirteen thousand practitioners in Canada, Restoring the Spirit is also the compelling story of the rise of working women and their crucial contributions to the history of health care.

Revelations of the Fallen

By D.E. Phoenix
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479728268
  • Total of Pages : 805
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: revelations-of-the-fallen.pdf

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Revelation of the fall: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto The name of the book is called Revelation of the Fallen: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto. The story begins at the end of creation, the end of our lives in this universe and the destruction of them by a being called Eversor. The main character Astrial is a fallen angel telling the story from his perspective beyond the creation of this universe and into a reality where the a Creator of all Creator resides. He was the angel of intelligence and the most high scribe before he fell himself. He takes you through his torment by Evil and how he is forced to chose between these world that he doesn't really belong to. He shares insight into how evil was born and most importantly how everything we think we know about good and evil is really motivated by agendas. He introduces you to the four Eternals that have a lot to with how this story plays out. He then gives you insight into the war in heaven, the fall of the angels and how a small decision by a being led to this obsession with man. He gives you the history of the earth and the makers of mankind and their civilizations that still exist today. He leads you out of the garden of Eden and shows you the very rocky relationship between Adam and eve. Astrial finally leads you into the final wars of mankind when there was ordered a mass exodus from this planet leaving us totally alone.

Haunted Property

By Sarah Gilbreath Ford
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496829735
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: haunted-property.pdf

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At the heart of America’s slave system was the legal definition of people as property. While property ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, the status of enslaved people supplies a contrasting American nightmare. Sarah Gilbreath Ford considers how writers in works from nineteenth-century slave narratives to twenty-first-century poetry employ gothic tools, such as ghosts and haunted houses, to portray the horrors of this nightmare. Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic thus reimagines the southern gothic, which has too often been simply equated with the macabre or grotesque and then dismissed as regional. Although literary critics have argued that the American gothic is driven by the nation’s history of racial injustice, what is missing in this critical conversation is the key role of property. Ford argues that out of all of slavery’s perils, the definition of people as property is the central impetus for haunting because it allows the perpetration of all other terrors. Property becomes the engine for the white accumulation of wealth and power fueled by the destruction of black personhood. Specters often linger, however, to claim title, and Ford argues that haunting can be a bid for property ownership. Through examining works by Harriet Jacobs, Hannah Crafts, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Sherley Anne Williams, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Natasha Trethewey, Ford reveals how writers can use the gothic to combat legal possession with spectral possession.

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel

By Will H. Corral,Juan E. De Castro,Nicholas Birns
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441123946
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: the-contemporary-spanish-american-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

Soul Whispering

By Linda Star Wolf,Nita Gage
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 159143226X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 225
  • Pdf File: soul-whispering.pdf

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Restore your relationship with your soul, break through patterns of dysfunction, and learn to hear the intuitive wisdom of your soul’s whisperings • Explores shamanic tools, modern psychotherapy techniques, and ancient indigenous practices, such as the Native American medicine wheel • Explains how to differentiate between your Inner Critic and the whisperings of your soul • Details the Five Cycles of Change that we spiral through on our life’s journey of transformation, detailing what to do if you become stuck in one of the cycles • Includes access to 5 audio journeys Addressing humanity’s paradigm shift from linear consciousness to shamanic consciousness, Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive wisdom and love of your soul’s whisperings, and develop the capacity to live in the present moment fully connected and alive. Detailing the shamanic tools and psychospiritual practices of soul whispering, the authors share inspiring stories of transformation from their own journeys and their work as shamanic soul whisperers. They explain how soul whispering harnesses the power of the imaginal world to awaken shamanic consciousness, restore resiliency of mind, body, and spirit, and enact transformation at the cellular level. They show how soul whispering allows you to become conscious of your wounds, release the energy of victimization, and develop love and forgiveness for yourself and others. The authors explore mythological archetypes from Sumer and ancient Egypt to empower you in your life’s journey of transformation and explain the Five Cycles of Change that we continually spiral through, detailing what to do if you become stuck in one of the cycles. Sharing the ageless wisdom of their collective shamanic experiences and personal journeywork, the authors show how soul whispering allows you to break free from your patterns of dysfunction, rekindle a profound soul connection, and shift your story from one of wounding and suffering to one of initiation and vibrancy.

Second City Television

By Jeff Robbins
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786455330
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: second-city-television.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This work offers a complete episode guide and comprehensive history of Second City Television. The influential Canadian sketch comedy series created dozens of memorable characters (i.e. station president Guy Caballero and showbiz mogul Johnny LaRue) and featured well-known performers such as John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short, at the height of their comedic careers. Presenting a thorough summary and review for each of SCTV’s 135 episodes, the author traces the initial appearance and evolution of some of comedy’s best known television characters and sketches. Two appendices provide guides to the program’s compilation shows and recently released boxed sets on DVD.

The Most Beautiful

By Mayte Garcia
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 0316468967
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: the-most-beautiful.pdf

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons. In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. The Most Beautiful is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come.

Secret Languages of Afghanistan and Their Speakers

By Jadwiga Pstrusińska
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443864412
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: secret-languages-of-afghanistan-and-their-speakers.pdf

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This is a study of an almost inaccessible area of the intricate linguistic fabric of Afghanistan – namely, its secret codes of communication. The text draws on a profound knowledge of Afghanistan and neighbouring regions, as well as the cultural and sociolinguistic processes at work across Eurasia. The author situates these sociolinguistic matters within the appropriate diachronic and comparative background, and traces the numerous threads which connect them to areas both close to and distant from Afghanistan. The book will be of great interest to scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including, but extending beyond, the realms of linguistics, cultural history, and sociology. It will also be of practical value in many areas, notably with regards to military and political issues, as well as humanitarian aid.

My Wicked Highlander

By Jen Holling
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416510028
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: my-wicked-highlander.pdf

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With Scotland in the grip of a nationwide witch hunt, Isobel MacDonell is hiding in England. But when Sir Philip Kilpatrick arrives to escort her to her betrothed in the Highlands, Isobel must face a harrowing journey through a land of fear and suspicion. Soon, however, Philip grows reluctant to deliver Isobel to the noble intended she has never met. Isobel has charmed her way into his heart...and yet her determination to use her magic to solve the dark mystery of Philip's tortured past could destroy them both.

Miracle on Christmas Street

By Annie O'Neil
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1398700495
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: miracle-on-christmas-street.pdf

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'Warm, wonderfully wise and absolutely brimming with Christmas magic' Cressida McLaughlin 'The Holiday meets Love Actually in this perfectly-plotted tale about a community coming together. Miracle on Christmas Street is precisely the warm, fuzzy, feel-good Christmas tonic we all need this year. I adored it!' Helly Acton, author of The Shelf Behind every door is a festive wish... When Jess Green arrives at her new home on Christmas Street, she quickly realises that this will be a December to remember! After the disaster of last year, she was hoping to curl up and avoid the festivities - but her new neighbours have other ideas... Together, they're creating something extraordinary: a real-life advent calendar. As each house opens its door for wreath-making, gingerbread icing or carol singing, Jess finds herself swept up in the holiday cheer. Every house, that is, except for No. 24, home to the cantakerous Mr Winters. But when disaster strikes, can Jess pull off a festive miracle - and make her own Christmas wish come true? Feel-good, funny and irresistibly festive, this book is guaranteed to melt your heart this Christmas! 'A delightful Christmas read to curl up with' Bella Osborne 'A sparkling, funny, festive treat!' Laura Kemp

Marrying Up

By Jackie Rose
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  • Publisher : Red Dress Ink
  • Book Code : 1460362705
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: marrying-up.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Looking for love in all the highend places… After writing her own obituary as an experiment, Holly Hastings realizes that her life isn't exactly blazing a trail of glory. The twenty-eight-year-old is broke, bored at work and perpetually single. But after watching an old Marilyn Monroe movie she realizes what she can do about it: Marry a millionaire—and write about how to do it! This had to be the answer to the prayers of an obituary writer who's spent more time lauding other people's lives than living her own…. Taking leave from her job (if not her senses), Holly decides to better her chances of mingling with the moneyed by getting the heck out of Dodge (aka, Buffalo, New York) and heading to millionaire-rich towns on both coasts. Her honesty and common decency make it hard to fully embrace the shallow life, but Holly finally lands herself an eligible millionaire in San Francisco and an all-expenses-paid trip to Easy Street. Too bad about that inconvenient crush she's developed on her neighbor. Will Holly stick to her plan for marrying up or will she choose marrying right?

Dwelling Portably 2008-2012

By Bert Davis
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  • Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
  • Book Code : 162106249X
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 306
  • Pdf File: dwelling-portably-2008-2012.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Couldn't get enough from the 500 pages in 1980-2008? Here's the newest updates! As usual, Dwelling Portably crams in way too much information to easily sum up — from practical advice about being homeless or low-budget in-motion by choice — camping on the edges, living simply, getting by on the road and loving it. Decades of collective experience have gone into creating this zine, so you know it is full of useful and tested information. This fifth collection contains Dwelling Portably (April 2010), Ab #9 (December 2009), and Ab #10 (May 2010).