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|Author||: Lee Smith|
|Publsiher||: Algonquin Books|
|Total Pages||: 224|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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“A memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity.”—The New York Times Book Review “This is Smith at her finest.”—Library Journal, starred review Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith’s youth was a place of coal miners, tent revivals, mountain music, drive-in theaters, and her daddy’s dimestore. When she was sent off to college to gain some “culture,” she understood that perhaps the richest culture she would ever know was the one she was leaving. Lee Smith’s fiction has always lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Dimestore’s fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Together, they create an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.
|Author||: Kelley Armstrong|
|Publsiher||: Vintage Canada|
|Total Pages||: 416|
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From Canada’s new queen of suspense, another hugely entertaining supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be enchanted . . . Forget the cackling green hag in The Wizard of Oz, forget Samantha from Bewitched. Real witches are nothing, NOTHING like this. For years real witches have hidden their powers, afraid of being persecuted. They have integrated so well into the community, you could have a witch living right next door and never know about it. Take Paige, for instance, whom we first met in Kelley Armstrong’s novel Stolen. Just an ordinary twenty-something who runs her own website design company, worries about her weight and wonders if she’ll ever find a boyfriend. Okay, so she’s leader of the American Coven and guardian of Savannah, the teenage daughter of a black witch. Really, life is ordinary. But then a telekinetic half-demon, Leah O’Donnell, shows up to fight for custody of Savannah. And although Paige is ready for her, she’s not quite so prepared for the team of supernaturals that Leah brings with her, including a powerful sorcerer who claims to be Savannah’s father. When all hell breaks loose -- literally -- and Paige is accused of witchcraft, Satanism and murder, the Coven, fearing exposure, abandons her. Cut off from her friends, Paige is forced against her better judgment to accept the help of a young sorcerer lawyer. And she quickly comes to realize that keeping Savannah could mean losing everything else. Breathtakingly thrilling, hip and funny, this new novel is another page-turning triumph from an author who is going from strength to strength. “I had a feeding frenzy on my front lawn, an unconscious paranormal investigator on my stairs, and, somewhere out there, an entire Cabal special projects team devoted to ruining my life.” -- from Dime Store Magic
|Author||: Aileen Kilgore Henderson|
|Publsiher||: University Alabama Press|
|Total Pages||: 152|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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A coming-of-age memoir evoking farm, mining, and small-town life in Alabama's Tuscaloosa County as the world transitions from the Great Depression to World War II In the 1930s, the rural South was in the throes of the Great Depression. Farm life was monotonous and hard, but a timid yet curious teenager thought it worth recording. Aileen Kilgore Henderson kept a chronicle of her family's daily struggles in Tuscaloosa County alongside events in the wider world she gleaned from shortwave radio and the occasional newspaper. She wrote about Howard Hughes's round-the-world flight, her dreams of sitting on the patio of Shepheard's Hotel to watch Lawrence of Arabia ride in from the desert, and her horror at the rise to power in Germany of a bizarre politician named Adolf Hitler. Henderson longed to join the vast world beyond the farm, but feared leaving the refuge of her family and beloved animals. Yet, with her father's encouragement, she did leave, becoming a clerk in the Kress dime store in downtown Tuscaloosa. Despite long workdays and a lengthy bus commute, she continued to record her observations and experiences in her diary, for every day at the dime store was interesting and exciting for an observant young woman who found herself considering new ideas and different points of view. Drawing on her diary entries from the 1930s and early 1940s, Henderson recollects a time of sweeping change for Tuscaloosa and the South. The World through the Dime Store Door is a personal and engaging account of a Southern town and its environs in transition told through the eyes of a poor young woman with only a high school education but gifted with a lively mind and an openness to life.
|Author||: Shawntelle Madison|
|Publsiher||: Valkyrie Rising Press|
|Total Pages||: 135|
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Conniving creatures and their exorbitant prices are coming out of the woodwork in South Toms River, New Jersey. Werewolf Natalya Stravinsky has stepped up to the plate as alpha female of the South Toms River Pack and defended her loved ones. While She Who Always Walks the Path is still a looming threat, another problem arises. Nat must fulfill her debt to some shifty demons who own a ceramics mart in town. A mysterious thief has appeared, stealing powerful weapons. Now, Nat must discover the culprit before the demons unleash their fury on the pack. Will Nat be able to uncover the thief and restore balance, or will the delicate facade keeping the human world from the supernatural one come crumbling down?
|Author||: Don Pielin,Norman Joplin,Verne Johnson|
|Publsiher||: Schiffer Pub Limited|
|Total Pages||: 239|
|Genre||: Antiques & Collectibles|
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This is the first all-color book devoted to collecting the toy soldiers and figures that were sold in the Five-and-Dime stores. Over 650 photographs, showing in excess of three thousand toy figures, are arranged in thematic style and cover military and non-military toys. Complete with price guide, terminology, index, and over 60 manufacturers products. Thematic/category chapters make it easy for experienced and new collectors to easily locate figures.
|Author||: Jill Williams Grover|
|Total Pages||: 144|
|Genre||: Flea markets|
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A flea market find, a yard sale bargain, a store-bought steal: decorate at a discount--but with panache! Dip into these creative, innovative ideas that take almost no time and require only minimal skills. Choose from such colorful categories as Think Pink, Stars and Jars, Quite Bright, Leopard Spots and Pots, and Right with White, and transform those everyday items into candle bottles, animal print table settings, frames, scrapbooks, picnic baskets, bedroom decor, vases and lots more!
|Author||: Charles Simic|
|Publsiher||: New York Review of Books|
|Total Pages||: 120|
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Now in Paperback In Dime-Store Alchemy, poet Charles Simic reflects on the life and work of Joseph Cornell, the maverick surrealist who is one of America’s great artists. Simic’s spare prose is as enchanting and luminous as the mysterious boxes of found objects for which Cornell is justly renowned.
|Author||: Danielle Johnson|
|Publsiher||: Univ of South Carolina Press|
|Total Pages||: 152|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
Download Understanding Lee Smith Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Since the release of her first novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, in 1968, Lee Smith has published nearly twenty books, including novels, short stories, and memoirs. She has received an O. Henry Award, Sir Walter Raleigh Award, Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction, and a Reader's Digest Award; and her New York Times best-selling novel, The Last Girls, won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. While Smith has garnered academic and critical respect for many of her novels, such as Black Mountain Breakdown, Oral History, and Fair and Tender Ladies, her writing has been viewed by some as lightweight fiction or even "chick lit." In Understanding Lee Smith Danielle N. Johnson offers a comprehensive analysis of Smith's work, including her memoir, Dimestore, treating her as a major Appalachian and feminist voice. Johnson begins with a biographical sketch of Smith's upbringing in Appalachia, her formal education, and her career. She explicates the themes and stylistic qualities that have come to characterize Smith's writing and outlines the criticism of Smith's work, particularly that which focuses on female subjectivity, artistry, religion, history, and place in her fiction. Too often, Johnson argues, Smith's consistent and powerful messages about artistry, gender roles, and historical discourse are missed or undervalued by readers and critics caught up in her quirky characters and dialogue. In Understanding Lee Smith, Johnson offers an analysis of Smith's oeuvre chronologically to study her growth as a writer and to highlight major events in her career and the influence they had on her work, including a major shift in the early 1990s to writing about families, communities, and women living in the mountains. Johnson reveals how Smith has refined her talent for creating nuanced voices and a narrative web of multiple perspectives and evolved into a writer of fine literary fiction worthy of critical study.
|Author||: Colonel William D. Garner Ph.D.|
|Publsiher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|Total Pages||: 374|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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This book contains inspirational messages coming from the grassroots of a life well lived. It holds up the possibility of achievement by anyone, regardless of their beginning. Bill Garner was a painfully naïve country kid. He lacked career guidance but had an abundance of ambition. He pursued, with consuming vigor, a vision of what his life might be and came to realize his vision during a long life of successful endeavors. This is a how to guide to success in challenging times. Bill shares many lessons he learned along the way and offers a personal philosophy of life that others might adopt for their own lifelong benefit. He is a gifted writer. You will gallop with him through terrifying pony rides that end in no imaginable measure of glory; rather, in huge crushing disappointments. You will be transported to the complex cockpit of a Mach 2 fighter aircraft as you accompany him on harrowing missions in the black of night and driving rain during the Monsoon Season of Southeast Asia. Soaring tens of thousands of feet above the hostile terrain of North Vietnam and Laos, you will ride through in-flight refueling while connected perilously to a KC-135 flying gas station, soon thereafter to be shot at – and too often hit – by some of the most accurate and deadly antiaircraft artillery gunners the world has ever known. Following combat, he advanced through several assignments in Europe before attending the Air War College, en route to the Pentagon, his last assignment. He retired from the Air Force after 26 years of active duty. Bill shares his experiences in the two later careers of health services management and real estate. You will witness his innovative successes as he builds new and diversified programs and makes existing ones better.
|Author||: Mary Ellen Snodgrass|
|Total Pages||: 202|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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“Gives users insight into the major events in Lee’s life and how they shaped her work…provides its target audience with the tools necessary for approaching and understanding this important American author…recommended”—ARBA “Excellent series of Literary Companions”—Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine This literary companion surveys the works of Lee Smith, a Southern author lauded for her autobiographical familiarity with Appalachian settings and characters. Her dialogue captures the distinct voices of mountain people and their perceptions of local and world events, ranging from the Civil War to ecology and modernization. Mental and physical disability and the Southern cultural norm of including the disabled as both family and community members are recurring themes in Smith’s writing. An A to Z arrangement of entries incorporates specific titles, and themes such as belonging, healing and death, humor, parenting and religion.
|Author||: Richard O'Brien|
|Total Pages||: 264|
|Genre||: Crafts & Hobbies|
Download Researching American made Toy Soldiers Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
For the first time, Richard O'Brien has collected hundreds of articles and features he wrote for various toy soldier collecting magazines in one compelling book. Filled with pictures and information on the best known -- and the most obscure -- toy soldiers of the past century.
|Author||: Lee Smith|
|Total Pages||: 254|
|Genre||: Grundy (Va.)|
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When Lee Smith, one of the country's preeminent authors, learned that the only salvation for her rural Virginia hometown meant, in a sense, it destruction, she was compelled to tell the story. Working with Debbie Raines, an English teacher at Grundy High School, and students from the school's Oral Communication Seminar, she has produced a rich oral history. Archival and contemporary photographs depict a small town ravaged by decades of flooding. In this volume, we journey with Lee Smith and the townspeople of Grundy, in a literal and figurative sense, as they anchor their town on higher ground to begin anew.