The Cold Song

Author: Linn Ullmann
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516680
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Named in the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2014! Ullmann’s characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother. Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it. The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.

The Messenger Of The Goblins

Author: Alfredo Leiseca
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595279759
Size: 64.17 MB
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ALFREDO LEISECA was born in 1943 in Havana and grew up in the small city of Morón in Central Cuba. In 1960 he came to Miami and lived the life of an exile, interrupted briefly by a sojourn in Mexico where, for a few turbulent years, he led a bohemian existence. After his return to the United States, he took degrees in Economics and International Relations from Florida International University. As a poet and translator he was active in South Florida's literary community. He died on April 19, 2002, victim of a senseless hit-and-run accident. His works include Gurabatos a la Zurda (Left-handed Scrawl), De Gaviotas y Meteoros (of Seagulls and Meteors), and El Mensajero de los Duendes (The Messenger of the Goblins). He is the Spanish translator of My POEMpire (Mi UniERSO) by Hungarian poet Ferenc Mózsi. The Messenger of the Goblins is Alfredo Leiseca's first book in English."More than a book, I offer you a friend of uninhibited kindness, a man who dared to live by the spirit." -Jorge Valls Poet"Alfredo Leiseca's songs are spiritual absorptions inspired by his frustrations echoes from the depth-charged soul in an absurd sea that is our world." -René León Publicaciones Culturales"A captivating collection. Through his magical examination of existence and the eternal, Alfredo Leiseca evokes powerful emotions. A true work of art." -Monica Gonzalez Florida International University"In this magical and surreal collection of poems, Alfredo Leiseca weaves the fantastic and eternal landscape through all that is human in ephemeral existence. A masterful poet who deciphers the most subtle spirituality that seeks to know the true significance of life itself. The goblins are select beings who transport the remains of the poet's remembrance to the impassive sovereignty of time." -Marie Guirbiety University of Salamanca

Without Getting Killed Or Caught

Author: Tamara Saviano
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494559
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For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” L.A. Freeway,” “She Ain’t Going Nowhere,” and “Texas 1947,” Clark’s poetic mastery has given voice to a vision of life, love, and trouble that has resonated not only with fans of Americana music, but also with the prominent artists—including Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others—who have recorded and performed Clark’s music. Now, in Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, writer, producer, and music industry insider Tamara Saviano chronicles the story of this legendary artist from her unique vantage point as his former publicist and producer of the Grammy-nominated album This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Part memoir, part biography, Saviano’s skillfully constructed narrative weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting emotions that make up the life of this modern-day poet and troubadour.

Farmer S Pretty Chef Lady

Author: Ye Fenfan
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 1646779800
Size: 49.35 MB
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Once she was reborn, the peasants' daughters were hated on both sides, and her relatives despised her even before she was married at the age of nineteen! Bai He didn't give up in the slightest. He could compete in the highest quality, earn money, and use the Spatial Spirit Spring as a helper. She shed her scars and transformed into a beauty. Her blooming peach blossoms made people jealous! However, after the helpless, fat, and ugly husband was forced by her to lose weight and drink spiritual water, and became a modest gentleman, he could not get rid of him no matter what! My wife, you've deducted my meat from the past, so you should make it up to me today! So be it then! Chicken, duck, fish, or whatever you choose! So, can you get away from me? " It was a pity that this humble gentleman's background was not simple. In this life and for the rest of her life, she would not be able to make a comeback!

Sing Song

Author: Christina G. Rossetti
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119939
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For parents and children, these timeless verses are a marvelous way of capturing the joy of childhood — reproduced here with original Victorian illustrations. 120 poems. 120 illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Includes two selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Cold Of May Day Monday

Author: Robert Anthony Welch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510467
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The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.

The Sacred Shore Song Of Acadia Book 2

Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585588776
Size: 42.55 MB
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In This Intimate Historical Epic, the Heart-wrenching Dilemmas of The Meeting Place Come to Rest on...The Sacred Shore Oceans and circumstances have forced families apart. For the banished French Acadians drifting in exile, the shore means safety--though it is a safety at a terrible price. For the lonely British nobleman, the shore holds a single chance to secure his legacy. For Andrew and Catherine Harrow, the shore marks a tragic separation. An extraordinary set of journeys awaits them all, each as intricate and perilous as the coastline itself. New beginnings are connected to all that has come before. And the past penetrates into what is yet to come. The common thread is a yearning to discover their identities in their families, in their communities, and in their God.

Blood Song

Author: Terry C. Johnston
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 146684972X
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Blood Song Terry C. Johnston Frontier Scout Seamus Donegan is heading for Montana Territory with his new bride when war erupts in the Black Hills of Dakota. Sitting bull and Crazy horse have defied the federal Government and refused to lead the wild tribes of the Northern Plains onto the reservation, and Washington decides to end the Indian problem once and for all. Donegan joins us with General George Cook who is leading the 2nd and 3rd Cavalry and a rough-and-tumble band of scouts and interpreters into the bloody battle. For Seamus Donegan and the men on the front lines, the long fight in the bitter cold of winter will be one of loneliness and fear--a struggle for survival that will not end, even with the swift and successful assault one the enemy stronghold. For in the ashes on the snow, in the fury of defeated warriors, the seeds are sown for a new and even bloodier chapter in the Indian Wars.

Death Song

Author: Marc Olden
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453260765
Size: 70.23 MB
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After a narrow escape, Bolt goes after the mobster who tried to blow him up As far as the record industry is concerned, Matteo DiPalma is a manager, a producer, and the hit-maker behind some of the decade’s biggest chart successes. To the federal government, he is a crucial link between drug-hungry musicians and the Rosetti crime family that keeps them supplied with heroin and cocaine. When federal agents nail DiPalma on a trafficking charge, John Bolt and six other cops go to California to escort him back east. The shotguns they carry aren’t to keep DiPalma from running, but to protect him from a Rosetti hit. The agents don’t count on death from above. The mafia helicopter appears too quickly for the cops to react. Bolt is just outside the blast radius when the grenade hits the roof, vaporizing DiPalma and his guards. When the smoke clears, Bolt is bloodied but not broken—and ready to even the score.