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.

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.

The Messenger Of The Goblins

Author: Alfredo Leiseca
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595279759
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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

Sky War God

Author: WanMu ZhengRong
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 164736230X
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In Ling Tian mainland, war spirit was a kind of inherent talent of the martial cultivators. Because of different attributes, every martial cultivator would awake different war spirit when the spirit door opened. Ye Feng, the descendant of a meritorious general, was adopted by the Nangong family because of his family's decline. He was the childhood sweetheart of Nangong Lingshuang and also a loser in the eyes of the public. In order to help Nangong Lingshuang escape from the danger when the spirit door opened, he sacrificed his Life and Spirit Energy, which was comparable to life. But, what he got were Nangong family's dissolution of engagement and murder. Thanks to his father's legacy, the Green Dewdrop, he got mighty energy, and it was also his second Life and Spirit Energy. "Nangong Chen, you betrayed me. One day, I will make you regret for what you've done today!" ☆About the Author☆ Wan Muzhengrong, the contractual writer of Zhu Lang novel, has written "The Peerless God" and "Sky War God". Before becoming a writer, he was a worker at the factory. He began to write network novel due to the life pressure. But with number of writing words increaing and the knowledge accumulating, he embarked on a road to writing career. He is proud of being a full-time web writer.

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.

Raising The Stones

Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575116293
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A moving, compulsive science fiction novel from one of the best writers in the field When the human settlers arrived on Hobbs Land, the native intelligent species, the Owlbrit, were already almost extinct. Before the last one died, a few years later, the humans had learned a little of their language, their ideas and their religion. It seemed the natural thing for the settlers to maintain the last Owlbrit temple, with the strange statue that was its God. When that God died - disintegrating overnight - it seemed equally natural to start preparing its replacement. Maire Manone came to Hobbs Land to escape the harsh patriarchal religion of Voorstod, but Voorstod hasn't forgotten her - or forgiven her. But the men who arrive on Hobbs Land to find and return Maire to her homeland haven't taken Hobbs Land's God into account ...

Songs Of The Vietnam Conflict

Author: James E. Perone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315282
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Provides a detailed critical and musical analysis of nearly 150 songs related to and inspired by the Vietnam War and a selected discography of both original releases and reissues.

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 Sacred Shore Song Of Acadia Book 2

Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585588776
Size: 15.60 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.