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Quirks & Irks: Contemporary Poetry On Modern Life
by The Modern Folk Poet

Language

English

Pages

58

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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<b>Are you baffled by political correctness gone mad? Get ready for some light relief!</b> <br /><br />The Modern Folk Poet is a mysterious creature from the Southeast of England who has been entertaining appreciative live audiences for decades with his unique blend of irreverent rhyming poetry and songs.<br /><br />“Quirks and Irks’” is a collection of (mostly) humorous poems which comment on the contradictions of modern life ranging from the most banal ridiculousness to the more poignant and profound themes like death and ageing that we all face. <br /><br />Prepare to be astounded, delighted, mesmerised and confounded as the Modern Folk Poet shares his quirky take on modern life with other folks who may SECRETLY think the same way! <br /><br />Lovers of Pam Ayres and Richard Stilgoe will find the sharp, dry ironic punchline style they love delivered in fine form in this warm hearted collection of lightly politically incorrect tales from The Modern Folk Poet.
An Amish Little Girl
by Deidra Scott

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

May 11, 2018

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An anthology of Amish Romance...Hannah always wanted to be a midwife but was unprepared for a family tragedy. Her patient pleads with Hannah to take her place and be the mother of her child when it is apparent she would not be able to survive the pregnancy. Hannah agreed but as she gets to know the woman's husband and daughter, she begins to ask herself a question...Does Gott really work in mysterious ways?
The Complete Harder Than Diamonds Trilogy (Omnibus Edition)
by Matthew M. Pyke

Language

English

Pages

475

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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<p><b>Perfect for fans of science fiction and fantasy! Matthew M. Pyke's collection of anthologies—features more than 400 pages of eccentricities and action.</b></p><p>Including two prequels to <i>The Last Days of Qenateed</i> and the poems <i>Star Pilot</i> and <i>Crossroads</i>, the omnibus edition of <i>Harder Than Diamonds</i> has something for everyone.</p><p>With intricate threads throughout, the series provides an intriguing look at our world, through the veil of science fiction and fantasy. Tales ranging from elusive hunters, to madmen controlling the world aided by startling AI, the saga explores worlds both familiar and unfamiliar.</p><p>Containing shorts, to novellas, stand-alone stories—to multiple sequels—the first volume of <i>Harder Than Diamonds</i>, will provide a reader with many hours of enjoyment.</p><p><b>Contains the Complete Trilogy:<br />Heat, Light, Microwaves, Magic: The Obelisk<br />Microwaves, Magic: T2 Reset<br />Magic: Aleutian Sun</b></p>
Poetry Friends In Rhythm & Rhyme
by Leah Negron

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English

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Publication Date

May 18, 2018

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Poetry Friends in Rhythm & Rhyme is Leah Negron’s third sojourn into the literary world of poetry and prose. She shares her life’s journey as she has walked with the Indy community she loves so genuinely, it has led her to a growing circle of author’s whom she has developed deep friendships with and a shared mutual admiration. <br />In this wonderful collection of over 180 poems, 23 women & men have come together as both individuals and as a family to promote solidarity in poetry. Each person’s unique poetic voicing bleeds across the pages as they share their heart and souls and most of all their love of the written word. Each poem is a heartfelt journey of love, loss, and grief as these authors grow together and share their life’s journey with the reader.<br /><br />It is a wonderful journey that should be shared with everyone. Will you join us?<br /><br />
The CEO's Redemption
by Stella Marie Alden

Language

English

Pages

203

Publication Date

May 02, 2018

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<b>I want my wife...</b><br /><br />Desire makes me so insane that if we don't get together soon, I may implode. Sure, I can be one mean sonovagun and make no apologies. You can't own a billion-dollar company and be anything less but not with her.<br /><br />Never with her. <br /><br />My family is what matters most and her accusations of infidelity are ridiculous. Obviously, we need some time off and what better place than a private tropical island?<br /><br />How was I supposed to know the s##t would hit the fan in paradise?<div><br />Beware: Not for the faint of heart! There's hot passion, action, and adventure before our couple reaches their well-deserved HEA.<br /><br /><b>Didn't read books one and two? No worries! Both included in this anthology!</b></div>
Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings
by Shirley Jackson

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<b><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • </b>From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and <i>The Haunting of Hill House,</i> a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings.</b><br /><br /><b>Features “Family Treasures,” nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story</b><br /><br /> Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted.<br /><br /> As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces—more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson’s children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mother’s papers at the Library of Congress, selecting only the very best for inclusion.<br /><br /> <i>Let Me Tell You</i> brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank, inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays about her large, boisterous family; and whimsical drawings. Jackson’s landscape here is most frequently domestic: dinner parties and bridge, household budgets and homeward-bound commutes, children’s games and neighborly gossip. But this familiar setting is also her most subversive: She wields humor, terror, and the uncanny to explore the real challenges of marriage, parenting, and community—the pressure of social norms, the veins of distrust in love, the constant lack of time and space.<br /><br />For the first time, this collection showcases Shirley Jackson’s radically different modes of writing side by side. Together they show her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist, and a powerful feminist.<br /><br /> This volume includes a Foreword by the celebrated literary critic and Jackson biographer Ruth Franklin.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Let Me Tell You</i></b><br /><br />“Stunning.”<b>—<i>O: The Oprah Magazine<br /></i></b><br />“Let us now—at last—celebrate dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done with [this collection of] Shirley Jackson’s heretofore unpublished works—uniquely unsettling stories and ruthlessly barbed essays on domestic life.”<b>—<i>Vanity Fair</i></b><br /><br /> “Feels like an uncanny dollhouse: Everything perfectly rendered, but something deliciously not quite right.”<b>—NPR</b><br /><br /> “There are . . . times in reading [Jackson’s] accounts of desperate women in their thirties slowly going crazy that she seems an American Jean Rhys, other times when she rivals even Flannery O’Connor in her cool depictions of inhumanity and insidious cruelty, and still others when she matches Philip K. Dick at his most hallucinatory. At her best, though, she’s just incomparable.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Offers insights into the vagaries of [Jackson’s] mind, which was ruminant and generous, accommodating such diverse figures as Dr. Seuss and Samuel Richardson.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /></b><br />“The best pieces clutch your throat, gently at first, and then with growing strength. . . . The whole collection has a timelessness.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /><br />“[Jackson’s] writing, both fiction and nonfiction, has such enduring power—she brings out the darkness in life, the poltergeists shut into everyone’s basement, and offers them up, bringing wit and even joy to the examination.”<b>—<i>USA Today<br /></i></b><br />“The closest we can get to sitting down and having a conversation with . . . one of the most original voices of her generation.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays
by Alexander Chee

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<DIV><B>From the author of <I>The Queen of the Night</I>, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art.</B><BR /><BR /> As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by the New York Times, and "brilliant" by the <I>Washington Post</I>. With <I>How to Write an Autobiographical Novel,</I> his first collection of nonfiction, he’s sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well.<BR />  <BR /><I>How to Write an Autobiographical Novel </I>is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, <I>Edinburgh,</I> and the election of Donald Trump.<BR />  <BR /> By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, <I>How to Write an Autobiographical Novel</I> asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.</DIV>
The Secret Billionaire: Covington Billionaires Book 3 (An Alpha B...
by Erin Swann

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 01, 2018

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He whispered in my ear. Three simple words halted all rational thought...<br /><br />Patrick<br />Women naturally circle the flame of wealth and power, and mine is brighter than most. Does she love me, does she not? There’s no way to know. They’re all faking something.<br /><br />When I stopped to help her, Liz mistook me for a carpenter. Maybe this time I’ll know.<br /><br />She resisted me, but it was pointless. I was determined to make her mine.<br /><br />Everything was perfect­.<br /><br />Until the day she left.<br /><br />Elizabeth<br />He helped me rescue the dog. Simple right? But, nothing about Pat was simple.<br /><br />It was just a fake kiss. At least that’s how it started.<br /><br />The burger wasn’t really a date, was it?<br /><br />When my car wouldn’t start, he offered me a ride but said it would cost me a real date.<br /><br />I had no idea where that ride would take me.<br />
Lady Archer's Creed Series (Books 1-4)
by , Amanda Mariel

Language

English

Pages

755

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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A love of archery brings four young girls together to form The Lady Archer’s Creed. Through their mutual love of the sport, they solidify an unbreakable bond, and each woman has a unique quality that adds to their dynamic friendship: <br />Theodora, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book One)<br />Lady Theodora with her sharp mind and love of academics becomes the perfect archery coach. Despite being the last to join their group, and the obvious outcast, she will risk her future for her friends. <br />Georgina, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Two)<br />Lady Georgina makes the perfect financier. The forgotten daughter of a wealthy duke, she seeks to belong to something—or someone—by any means necessary. <br />Adeline, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Three)<br />Miss Adeline is a natural leader. Having grown up in a large and often spirited family, she now allows no one to place her in the shadows. <br />Josephine, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Four)<br />Lady Josephine, having a sweet and impressionable nature, strives to please everyone—and keep their bond intact, even after they return to London for the Season.<br />Adeline, Georgie, Theo, and Josie live each day by the Lady Archer’s Creed, which they developed during their school days at Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality. “Friendship, loyalty, and honor above all” is their mantra. Now, as they face the challenges that come with adulthood, the creed is more important than ever.<br /><br /><br />Theodora, Lady Archer’s Creed (Book One)<br />Georgina, Lady Archer’s Creed (Book Two)<br />Adeline, Lady Archer’s Creed (Book Three)<br />Josephine, Lady Archer’s Creed (Book Four)<br />

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