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Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy

By S. Colleary
  • ISBN Code: : 1137343907
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 209
  • Category : Performing Arts
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One of the cultural phenomena to occur in Ireland in the last two decades has been the highly successful growth of stand-up comedy as a popular entertainment genre. This book examines stand-up comedy from the perspective of the narrated self, through the prism of the fabricated comedy persona, including Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran and Maeve Higgins.

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By Marta Perry
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698139321
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: the-forgiven.pdf

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In the first novel in the Keepers of the Promise trilogy, three cousins sort through the treasures of their Amish family and discover stories from the past that provide inspiration for their own lives... Central Pennsylvania, current day. Rebecca Fisher gladly accepted her husband Paul’s dreams as her own, but now that he has passed away, she’s struggling to raise two children and keep her home. Renting her stable to carpenter Matthew Byler offers a partial solution—even though Matthew has a troubled history, having sometimes failed to embrace Amish beliefs. As Matthew seeks to prove himself, Rebecca realizes how dependent she has become on others. Where can she find the courage to grow and change? Lancaster County, 1941. As war threatens, Anna Esch pours her experiences into her diary. Her world seems to crumble as neighbors turn against the Amish and her love, Jacob, is sent to a camp far away for refusing to fight. She can’t know, as she grows from a girl into a woman during a time of trouble and grief, that one day another Amish woman will gain strength from the words she writes and will learn that she, too, can become a keeper of the promise.

The Lost Cabin Mine

By Frederick Niven
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465588620
  • Total of Pages : 312
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  • Members : 615
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Damaged: Natalie's Story

By Talia Jager
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  • Publisher : Talia Jager
  • Book Code : 098361640X
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: damaged.pdf

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Natalie Jarrett is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls in love with the wrong boy. When she finds herself in the hospital after one of his violent attacks, she can no longer turn a blind eye. Suffering from severe injuries, her doctor tells her she will never be the same again. Although injured and feeling guilty, alone, scared and most of all, damaged, everyone seems to expect her to return quickly to her normal life – but how can she bounce back when she blames herself for all that’s gone wrong?

God Is Not a Christian

By Desmond Tutu
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062079298
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 970
  • Pdf File: god-is-not-a-christian.pdf

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"[ArchbishopDesmond Tutu’s] unofficial legacy will be his life and the story of how thistiny pastor with a huge laugh from South Africa became our globalguardian." —Time magazine Biographer John Allen collects the ArchbishopDesmond Tutu's most profound, controversial, and historic words in thisinspiring anthology of speeches, interviews, and sermons that have rocked theworld. An unforgettable look at the South African pastor’s deeply rootedempathy and penetrating wisdom, God IsNot a Christian is perfect for anyone moved by of Martin Luther King Jr.’s“I Have a Dream” speech or Nelson Mandela’s stirring autobiography Conversations with Myself, brilliantlyconnecting readers with the courageous and much-needed moral vision thatcontinues to change countless lives around the globe.

Last Night at the Blue Angel

By Rebecca Rotert
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062315307
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: last-night-at-the-blue-angel.pdf

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Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s Chicago jazz scene, a highly ambitious and stylish literary debut that combines the atmosphere and period detail of Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility with the emotional depth and drama of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, about a talented but troubled singer, her precocious ten-year-old daughter, and their heartbreaking relationship. It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is a city of uneasy tensions—segregation, sexual experimentation, free love, the Cold War—but it is also home to one of the country’s most vibrant jazz scenes. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. Finally, her big break arrives—the cover of Look magazine. But success has come at enormous personal cost. Beautiful and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet extremely self-destructive woman whose charms are irresistible and dangerous for those around her. No one knows this better than Sophia, her clever ten-year-old daughter. For Sophia, Naomi is the center of her universe. As the only child of a single, unconventional mother, growing up in an adult world, Sophia has seen things beyond her years and her understanding. Unsettled by her uncertain home life, she harbors the terrible fear that the world could end at any moment, and compulsively keeps a running list of practical objects she will need to reinvent once nuclear catastrophe strikes. Her one constant is Jim, the photographer who is her best friend, surrogate father, and protector. But Jim is deeply in love with Naomi—a situation that adds to Sophia’s anxiety. Told from the alternating perspectives of Sophia and Naomi, their powerful and wrenching story unfolds in layers, revealing Sophia’s struggle for her mother’s love with Naomi’s desperate journey to stardom and the colorful cadre of close friends who shaped her along the way. Sophisticated yet poignant, Last Night at the Blue Angel is an unforgettable tale about what happens when our passion for the life we want is at sharp odds with the life we have. It is a story ripe with surprising twists and revelations, and an ending that is bound to break your heart.

Through These Brown Eyes

By Poketa L. Moore
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499064802
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: through-these-brown-eyes.pdf

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Strong-willed and sassy southerner Ka’leeta Bryant can never seem to catch a break in life. Exposed to mental and sexual abuse early in life makes her question her self-worth and existence constantly landing her into one bad situation after another. After she goes through a lengthy depression, a stroke of good luck finally comes her way. Ka’leeta meets the love of her life. Kenny’s a sexy, charming northerner who instantly sweeps her off her feet and spoils her rotten. When the truth comes out about Kenny’s nasty drug habit and cheating ways, Ka’leeta’s world is turned upside down. Completely crushed and fed up with small town living and the drama that comes with it, Ka’leeta relocates to Miami,Florida for a fresh start only to find that the demons of her past, coupled with the temptations of the fast-paced city life lands her on a bumpy road to self destruction.

Where Have the Children Gone.

By K. Lyn Kennedy
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  • Publisher : BK Wright
  • Book Code : 1618455028
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 747
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He promised her a ride she would never forget! A man dressed all in black arrived on the old steam locomotive in the town of Windy Glen. Curious, Bella snuck down to the rundown station to get a firsthand look at the mysterious man that struck fear in the hearts of the townspeople. She questioned his motives and taunted him, causing the quick tempered man to become angry, but he kept his anger in check and his eye on the prize. Luring Bella inside, he promises her a train ride she will never forget. *** Dakta had lived there for a while now and he owed the man he knew as Miles. Abandoned, he had been alone when the older man took him in and gave him a place to live. Miles had asked only one thing of him. Dakta would ride the old train into Windy Glen. As he sat in silence, he thought about the list he had brought with him. Bella was not one of the names on the list and he somewhat feared the result of his impulsivity. Miles was looking for someone in Windy Glen, though he would never admit it, and Dakta had not the slightest hint of who that person might be, though he had his suspicions. Bella came across a news clipping about the death of Miles’ wife. Not only had she been killed by an oncoming train, but the train was being driven by Miles. Oh, my God! The mystery surrounding the woman’s death was never solved and after several years it was ruled accidental. It was believed that Miles had not returned to Windy Glen after that. Bella knew the truth. Miles drove the train into Windy Glen, with Dakta doing his dirty work. She heard a noise coming from outside the door so she hid in a corner of the room. She couldn’t hide her allergy to dust, however. She sneezed into her shirt, hoping not to be heard. After a while, the voices ceased and Bella resumed her sleuthing. She had to know about Dakta. Miles had hurt him and then he had taken out his rage for Miles on her. She picked up an old book and an envelope fell to the floor. Bella skimmed it quickly, reading the remorseful words of the man’s wife. Bella was deeply engrossed in her reading when she noticed the shadow of a man standing over her. She looked up to see Dakta standing behind her with his arms crossed and a stern look on his face. “Bella, get up.” Bella stood slowly, turning slightly toward him. Forcing the papers from Bella’s hand and watching as they leisurely floated to the floor, he grabbed her wrists and held them as tightly as he could. Standing over her, Bella could smell the liquor on Dakta’s breath and the manly scent that emanated from his body. “How did you get in here?” “I was looking at the photograph of Miles and the door opened.” Tears began to well up in her eyes and she tried to fight them. “Looks to me like you hit the jackpot.” “Why did you stay with him, Dakta?”

Burn Our Houses Down

By Kelsey D Garmendia
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1312915080
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: burn-our-houses-down.pdf

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Hayley and Xavier, two young adults from the small town of Pine Bush, N.Y. have been friends since childhood. After Hayley's twin sister dies in a car accident, Xavier is determined to get her out of her funk. They go on a camping trip that is ended abruptly by a wildfire. When they make into the town in the valley of the Shawangunk Mountains, everyone is missing, all the food is gone and something is in the woods. Something, not quite human, is at the top of the food chain now.