Floating Brilliant Gone

Floating  Brilliant  Gone Author Franny Choi
ISBN-10 1938912438
Year 2014-03
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Write Bloody Pub
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In her electrifying debut, Franny Choi leads readers through the complex landscapes of absence, memory, and identity. Beginning in loss and ending in reflective elation, Floating, Brilliant, Gone explores life as a brief impossibility, "infinite / until it isn't.” Punctuated with haunting illustrations by Jess X. Chen, Choi's poems read like lucid dreams that jolt awake at the most unexpected moments.

Noah s Floating Animal Park

Noah s Floating Animal Park Author Janine Suter
ISBN-10 089051576X
Year 2009
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group
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This book reveals biblical truth to children on Noah and the Flood, the full-color visuals and brilliant rhymes bring the account alive!

The Art of Floating

The Art of Floating Author Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
ISBN-10 9780698139497
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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At a time when nothing seems real, it takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus. When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn’t the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way. Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson’s disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He’s mute, unresponsive, and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone. As unreal as he seems, Sia is determined to help this man. Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world—to whoever lost him and loves him. Perhaps she can answer their questions the way no one could answer hers. But as her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth, Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step.

Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant Author Rachel McKibbens
ISBN-10 0984874453
Year 2016-08-29
Pages 99
Language en
Publisher Small Doggies Press
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Poetry. The poems in PINK ELEPHANT present an opening where the door didn't quite latch shut, a personal view of childhood confined in a room with violence and trauma. With every new scene, either palpable or surreal, the eyes don't dare turn away; instead they are transfixed, sometimes on the multi–faced monster, other times on the heroine: Survival. Rachel McKibbens's debut collection of poems is offered again in this new second edition, where an interview with the author flips the light switch on and informs our understanding of this unflinchingly bold young life story.

Floating

Floating Author Robin Troy
ISBN-10 9780671024499
Year 1998-10-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The winner of the MTV and Pocket Books "Write Stuff" Fiction Contest offers her debut novel, the story of twenty-five-year-old Ruby Pearson's flight from Wickenberg, Arizona, with the help of her son's truck-driving uncle. Original.

Gone to the Forest

Gone to the Forest Author Katie Kitamura
ISBN-10 9781847659071
Year 2013-02-14
Pages 195
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the brink of civil war, this second novel by one of international literature's rising young stars weaves a brilliant tale of family drama and political turmoil. Since his mother's death ten years earlier, Tom and his father have fashioned a strained peace on their family farm. Everything is frozen under the old man's vicious, relentless control - even, Tom soon discovers, his own future. When a young woman named Carine enters their lives, the complex triangle of intrigue and affection escalates the tension between the two men to breaking point. After a catastrophic volcanic eruption ignites the nation's smoldering discontent into open revolution, Tom, his father and Carine find themselves questioning their loyalties to one another and their determination to salvage their way of life.

Yarmulkes Fitted Caps

Yarmulkes   Fitted Caps Author Aaron Levy Samuels
ISBN-10 1938912381
Year 2013-09-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Write Bloody Pub
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Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. In this ground-breaking collection of poems, Samuels examines the beauty and contradictions of his own mixed identity with gut-wrenching narratives, humor, and passionate verve.

The Floating Theatre

The Floating Theatre Author Martha Conway
ISBN-10 9781785762857
Year 2017-06-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
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In a nation divided by prejudice, everyone must take a side. When young seamstress May Bedloe is left alone and penniless on the shore of the Ohio, she finds work on the famous floating theatre that plies its trade along the river. Her creativity and needlework skills quickly become invaluable and she settles in to life among the colourful troupe of actors. She finds friends, and possibly the promise of more ... But cruising the border between the Confederate South and the 'free' North is fraught with danger. For the sake of a debt that must be repaid, May is compelled to transport secret passengers, under cover of darkness, across the river and on, along the underground railroad. But as May's secrets become harder to keep, she learns she must endanger those now dear to her. And to save the lives of others, she must risk her own ... A gloriously involving and powerful read for fans of The Miniaturist, The Keeper of Lost Things and Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway

A Boy s Book of Nervous Breakdowns

A Boy s Book of Nervous Breakdowns Author Tom Paine
ISBN-10 9780807161241
Year 2015-10-07
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher LSU Press
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The insightful and provocative stories in Tom Paine's collection spring from a series of seismic events that rocked the post-millennium world. News headlines from the last decade -- the fall of Baghdad, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the BP oil spill -- not only inspire the settings but also raise ethical questions that percolate throughout this ominous and timely work. A stark reminder of the challenges and resultant anxiety facing a global society, "A Boy's Book of Nervous Breakdowns" depicts the simultaneously dreamlike and brutally real experience of witnessing contemporary political and environmental catastrophes. Paine approaches the second U.S. invasion of Iraq through the eyes of a CBS radio journalist and her desperate Iraqi translator as they report the opening months of the attack and dodge dan- ger with a newborn in tow. In other stories, a father blames global warming for the drowning death of his daughter and journeys by horseback across the last of the Montana glaciers; a Japanese reggae band struggles under the radioactive umbrella of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; and a genius at Goldman Sachs invents a money-making algorithm, then ends his days with a tribe of headhunters in the Amazon. Paine masterfully orchestrates these episodic depictions of a failing civilization, however unnerving, through a wide array of perspectives, each tied to the other by Cassandra-like prophecies. Immediately compelling, "A Boy's Book of Nervous Breakdowns" confronts the harsh realities of our time with imaginative and moving vignettes that reinforce the fragility, greed, and heartache of the human condition.

This Way to the Sugar

This Way to the Sugar Author Hieu Nguyen
ISBN-10 1938912446
Year 2014-03
Pages 75
Language en
Publisher Write Bloody Pub
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Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. His work has been described as "an astounding testament to the power and necessity of confession." This powerful book asks whether it might be better "to leave the blade inside the body," whether "forgiveness will bleed you thin."

The Odyssey

The Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 0472088548
Year 2002
Pages 421
Language en
Publisher University of Michigan Press
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Translated into dactylic hexameter, this edition of the Odyssey recaptures the oral-formulaic experience as never before

Floating in My Mother s Palm

Floating in My Mother s Palm Author Ursula Hegi
ISBN-10 1439144532
Year 2011-01-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Floating in My Mother's Palm is the compelling and mystical story of Hanna Malter, a young girl growing up in 1950's Burgdorf, the small German town Ursula Hegi so brilliantly brought to life in her bestselling novel Stones from the River. Hanna's courageous voice evokes her unconventional mother, who swims during thunderstorms; the illegitimate son of an American GI, who learns from Hanna about his father; and the librarian, Trudi Montag, who lets Hanna see her hometown from a dwarf's extraordinary point of view. Although Ursula Hegi wrote Floating in My Mother's Palm first, it can be read as a sequel to Stones from the River.

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings Author Caspar Henderson
ISBN-10 9780226044705
Year 2013-04-10
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t. With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up—that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among nature’s “extreme survivors,” able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value—or fail to value—and what we might change. A powerful combination of wit, cutting-edge natural history, and philosophical meditation, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is an infectious and inspiring celebration of the sheer ingenuity and variety of life in a time of crisis and change.

The Golden Shovel Anthology

The Golden Shovel Anthology Author Peter Kahn
ISBN-10 9781682260241
Year 2017-01-15
Pages 333
Language en
Publisher University of Arkansas Press
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"Gwendolyn Brooks was the first black writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry back in 1950. A new book honors her work in using a form called the golden shovel, developed by poet Terrance Hayes. In The Golden Shovel Anthology, poets select a line from a poem of Brooks’s and use it as the closing line or lines in a poem of their own. The result is an expansive and extraordinary assemblage edited by poets Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith.” —Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe, March 2017 The Golden Shovel Anthology celebrates the life and work of poet and civil rights icon Gwendolyn Brooks through a dynamic new poetic form, the Golden Shovel, created by National Book Award–winner Terrance Hayes. The last words of each line in a Golden Shovel poem are, in order, words from a line or lines taken from a Brooks poem. The poems are, in a way, secretly encoded to enable both a horizontal reading of the new poem and vertical reading down the right-hand margin of Brooks’s original. An array of writers—including Pulitzer Prize winners, T. S. Eliot Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and National Poet Laureates—have written poems for this exciting new anthology: Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovani, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Mark Doty, Sharon Draper, and Julia Glass are just a few of the contributing poets. The poems found here will inspire a diversity of readers, teachers, and writers of poetry while at the same time providing remarkable access for newcomers, making it ideal for classrooms. The Golden Shovel Anthology will also honor Brooks with publication in 2017, the centenary of her birth.

Said the Manic to the Muse

Said the Manic to the Muse Author Franny Choi
ISBN-10 193891256X
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher
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Jeanann Verlee's second book, Said the Manic to the Muse, takes a deeper, more focused look at the erratic, whimsical, ominous, and sometimes perilous ways manic depression functions. When unexpectedly delivered into life-changing tumult, the author experienced a rash of manic episodes and a severe depression which culminated in a psychotic break and eventual attempt to take her own life--all in the span of a single year. Introduced through the careful prophecy of three archetypes: Medea, Jezebel, and Kali--each a woman largely misrepresented and wholly misunderstood--these poems detail the story of one woman's struggle to maintain both strength and sanity in the face of abandonment and aging. From dangerous trysts and barroom brawls to "grief-induced psychosis," Said the Manic to the Muse recounts the year she lost everything, including her mind. The year of fire. The year of the river. The year she almost didn't survive.