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From Potter's Field
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425204693
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta—and a bold, brilliant killer from her past. Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault. She soon realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill—Scarpetta herself.

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    The Potter's Field
  • Author : Ellis Peters
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9781497671539
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The medieval monk digs for clues when a body is unearthed by a plow: “His detecting talents are as dazzling as ever” (Publishers Weekly). When a newly plowed field recently given to the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul yields the body of a young woman, Brother Cadfael is quickly thrown into a delicate situation. The field was once owned by a local potter named Ruald, who had abandoned his beautiful wife, Generys, to take monastic vows. Generys was said to have gone away with a lover, but now it seems as if she had been murdered. With the arrival at the abbey of young Sulien Blount, a novice fleeing homeward from the civil war raging in East Anglia, the mysteries surrounding the corpse start to multiply.

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    The Haunting Of Potter's Field
  • Author : Margaret Shaw Johnson,Brian Schellinger,Kelly McGuire
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 173603720X
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  • Genre : Books
  • Nineteenth-century residents of America's small, midwestern towns saw in influx of people from all over the world moving across the country in search of better lives. Some found them, but many simply could not overcome overwhelming odds to succeed in a young and rapidly developing country. And when they died many ended up buried as paupers in Potter's Field. This book tells some of their stories, mostly true, written in verse and beautifully illustrated. The stories are sometimes sad, sometimes humorous, and often heroic. Together they tell the other side of the story of the land of opportunity, one that is critical to the understanding of what it took to build this country and the price that some paid.

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    The Potter's Field
  • Author : Andrea Camilleri
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781101552612
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.

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    The Potter's Field
  • Author : Andrea Camilleri
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780143120131
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.

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    Scarpetta
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780425230169
  • Reader Reviews : 38
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes an extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling Kay Scarpetta novel. Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk—and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered—and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city—an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

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    Field Guide to Harry Potter
  • Author : Colin Duriez
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Pages : 603
  • ISBN : 9780830834303
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Religion
  • A companion to the Harry Potter books features an overview of the life of J. K. Rowling; discusses the themes presented in the books; offers an A-to-Z of beings, places, things, and events; and includes plot summaries of all seven books.

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    The Hanging Valley (An Inspector Banks Mystery)
  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781476745251
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a faceless body is found in a tranquil valley just south of the village of Swainshead, Chief Inspector Alan Banks soon finds that no one in the village is willing to talk about it, except to say, “Not again.” An unsolved murder from five years before and the unsolved disappearance of a prominent local man’s girlfriend appear to be connected. As Banks delves deeper into the mystery, someone begins to intentionally slow down the investigation. When events take a turn, Inspector Banks must track his killer across the Atlantic and find a way to make a break in the case before time runs out. Fourth in the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks Mystery Series.

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    Potter's Field
  • Author : Jeremy Dwight Nichols
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : 0788450107
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  • Genre : History
  • This book tells the story of the old Sonoma County Cemetery, a place of burial for those who had no family, friends, or money to provide for themselves. "Pauper" cemeteries like this one also served as one of few places where disadvantaged groups could bury their dead; in nineteenth-century California the Chinese were such a group. The history of the cemetery and its eventual abandonment, rediscovery, and restoration is followed by a biographical list of burials in the cemetery. This previously unpublished material is intended for genealogists seeking that distant relation who "went west" and vanished. It is bad enough that these people had to be buried in disgrace. If we can do nothing more for them, we should at least not ignore them. Visit the Chanate Historic Cemetery online at www.chanatecemetery.org

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    Cause of Death
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101205631
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of death and violence to the heart of sinister darkness. *San Francisco Chronicle

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    Pigtails and Potter's Field
  • Author : Kathleen M Urquhart
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN : 1535606789
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  • Genre : Books
  • The bond of sisters, the story of friends, the transgression of innocence, and the empowerment of hope... An inspiring work of realistic fiction portraying an Irish family and their struggle to overcome a devastating betrayal. Spanning the United States, Ireland, and England, this dramatic story chronicles the lives of three vibrant young women and their journeys through life, each having experienced sexual abuse as children. Overcoming great personal and emotional obstacles to achieve success in their chosen professions, a young pediatric nurse commits suicide at the height of her career. Valerie grapples with the circumstances surrounding her younger sister's life as never-revealed secrets come to light exposing debauchery at a level that causes her to search for truth and challenges her faith. Aided by a divine revelation and shocking testimonies from her closest friends, Val traces the path of perversion uncovering the exploitation of a beloved family member whose own abuse as a child ripples across one ocean and two generations.

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    The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  • Author : Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780571211012
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Drama
  • Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that takes a close look at the eternal damnation of the Bible's most notorious sinner.--[book cover].

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    New York City's Hart Island
  • Author : Michael T. Keene
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9781439668221
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • The story of the nation’s largest mass graveyard and the nearly one million people buried there—based on new documents and advances in DNA technology. Once a Civil War prison and training site and later a psychiatric hospital, among other incarnations, Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx in the Long Island Sound, eventually became the repository for New York City’s unclaimed dead. The island’s mass graves are a microcosm of New York history, from the 1822 burial crisis to casualties of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and victims of multiple epidemics. Among the indigent and forgotten, important artists who died in poverty have also been discovered to be interred there, including Disney star Bobby Driscoll and playwright Leo Birinski. In this wide-ranging exploration touching on many aspects of the city’s past, Michael T. Keene reveals the history of New York’s potter’s field—and the stories of some of its lost souls. Includes photographs

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    Athenian Vase Construction
  • Author : Toby Schreiber
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780892364657
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art
  • Based on her study of Greek pottery sherds and vases and on her profound hands-on knowledge of pottery construction techniques, including experiments with the potting of Attic shapes, Toby Schreiber describes how ancient Greek potters constructed their vases. Drawn in large part from vases and fragments in the collection of the Getty Museum, the many photographs that accompany the text show how much even seemingly insignificant sherds may reveal about technique when studied by someone knowledgeable about potting. The drawings - all done by the author - demonstrate step by step with admirable clarity how the potter executed his craft. Written by a master potter, this is a book both for those who know little or nothing about potting techniques and for those who already have an understanding of these matters.

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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Author : Beatrix Potter
  • Publisher : Henry Altemus Company
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 481
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

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    Chaos
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780062436726
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.” —New York Times Book Review [PLEASE BOX:] CHAOS From the Ancient Greek (χάος or kháos) A vast chasm or void. Anarchy. The science of unpredictability. On a late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marino, respond to a call about a dead bicyclist near the Kennedy School of Government. It appears that a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force. Even before Scarpetta’s headquarters has been officially notified about the case, Marino and Scarpetta’s FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, receive suspicious calls, allegedly from someone at Interpol. But it makes no sense. Why would the elite international police agency know about the case or be interested? It soon becomes apparent that an onslaught of harassment might be the work of an anonymous cyberbully named Tailend Charlie, who has been sending cryptic communications to Scarpetta for over a week. Even Lucy, her brilliant tech-savvy niece, can’t trace who it is or how this person could have access to intimate information. When a second death shocks Scarpetta to her core, it becomes apparent she and those close to her are confronted with something far bigger and more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.

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    Leave It As It Is
  • Author : David Gessner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781982105051
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "An urgent call to protect America's public lands told through New York Times bestselling author David Gessner's American road trip with our greatest conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt, as his guide"--

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    Having Our Say
  • Author : Sarah L. Delany,A. Elizabeth Delany,Amy Hill Hearth
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9798212171281
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side. Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington, Harlem’s Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.

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    Narnia and the Fields of Arbol
  • Author : Matthew Dickerson,David O'Hara
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780813138657
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Nature
  • Scholars have discussed the work of C. S. Lewis (1898--1963) for decades, but they have focused on Lewis's Christian and pagan allusions and have largely ignored his other important themes. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis is the first book dedicated to Lewis's vision of our relationship to nature and the environment. Matthew T. Dickerson and David O'Hara examine The Chronicles of Narnia and the Ransom books, as well as The Great Divorce, The Abolition of Man, and Lewis's essays and personal correspondence, connecting his writing with that of authors more traditionally associated with environmentalism, such as Wendell Berry, Aldo Leopold, and Gary Snyder. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol offers a fresh way for readers across disciplines to understand the work of this literary legend.

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    The Kimchi Experiment
  • Author : Beth Ann Knowles
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1989725791
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In early 2006, Beth Ann and her husband Dale quit their jobs in Canada and headed east, or maybe it was west, to teach English as a second language in South Korea. Their destination, Hwagae, was a place they couldn't even locate on a map. Soon they would find themselves in a charming village dotted with tea plantations and rice paddies, nestled in Korea's mountainous Jirisan National Park. With no other foreign teachers for miles and no knowledge of Korean customs or culture, Beth Ann and Dale began a year of miscommunication, adventure, frustration, and growth. The Kimchi Experiment is Beth Ann's creatively written non-fictional tale of the two newlywed Canadians as they test their bond and their fortitude in the South Korean rural farming community. From the principal who claims not to be a drunkard, to awkward naked encounters in the local bath house, The Kimchi Experiment will leave you laughing out loud.

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    The Routledge Queer Studies Reader
  • Author : Donald E. Hall,Annamarie Jagose
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN : 9781135719449
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Routledge Queer Studies Reader provides a comprehensive resource for students and scholars working in this vibrant and interdisciplinary field. The book traces the emergence and development of Queer Studies as a field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays alongside more recent criticism that explores new directions. The collection is edited by two of the leading scholars in the field and presents: individual introductory notes that situate each work within its historical, disciplinary and theoretical contexts essays grouped by key subject areas including Genealogies, Sex, Temporalities, Kinship, Affect, Bodies, and Borders writings by major figures including Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Judith Butler, David M. Halperin, José Esteban Muñoz, Elizabeth Grosz, David Eng, Judith Halberstam and Sara Ahmed. The Routledge Queer Studies Reader is a field-defining volume and presents an illuminating guide for established scholars and also those new to Queer Studies.

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    McNutt's Island Journal
  • Author : Elizabeth Walden Hyde
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 198972583X
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  • Genre : Books
  • The compelling journal of Elizabeth Walden Hyde about her solitary life on a remote island off the coast of Nova Scotia.

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    Fever 1793
  • Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781442443075
  • Reader Reviews : 158
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.

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    Live Form
  • Author : Jenni Sorkin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780226303253
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  • Genre : Art
  • Ceramics had a far-reaching impact in the second half of the twentieth century, as its artists worked through the same ideas regarding abstraction and form as those for other creative mediums. Live Form shines new light on the relation of ceramics to the artistic avant-garde by looking at the central role of women in the field: potters who popularized ceramics as they worked with or taught male counterparts like John Cage, Peter Voulkos, and Ken Price. Sorkin focuses on three Americans who promoted ceramics as an advanced artistic medium: Marguerite Wildenhain, a Bauhaus-trained potter and writer; Mary Caroline (M. C.) Richards, who renounced formalism at Black Mountain College to pursue new performative methods; and Susan Peterson, best known for her live throwing demonstrations on public television. Together, these women pioneered a hands-on teaching style and led educational and therapeutic activities for war veterans, students, the elderly, and many others. Far from being an isolated field, ceramics offered a sense of community and social engagement, which, Sorkin argues, crucially set the stage for later participatory forms of art and feminist collectivism.

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    The Graveyard Book
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Dave McKean
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0063089688
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, an ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's adventure The Jungle Book that is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, sacrifice, and what it means to truly be alive―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would have been completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy--an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack--who has already killed Bod's family. . . By turns macabre, uplifting, sinister, and heartwarming, Neil Gaiman's #1 national bestseller is an ingenious reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure The Jungle Book. Called a "novel of wonder . . . a tale of unforgettable enchantment" by the New York Times Book Review, The Graveyard Book has captivated readers of all ages with its timeless meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.

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    River People
  • Author : Wayne Curtis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1989725759
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A collection of short stories set in the Miramichi River Valley of New Brunswick.

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    No Thanks, I Want to Walk
  • Author : Emily Taylor Smith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1989725333
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • "I found that the landscape had a deep effect on my mood: cliffs towering above, a narrow strip of earth to follow, the vast ocean opening up before me. I felt changed." After completing a 3,000-kilometre hike of coastal Nova Scotia and making a number of dramatic changes in her life, Emily Taylor Smith is compelled to undertake another Maritime journey on foot, this time following the coastline of New Brunswick and the Gaspé all the way to Quebec City. She plans a solitary trip, searching for life lessons along the way and carrying everything she needs with her on her back. Emily severely underestimates the Fundy Footpath, struggles to communicate in French, nearly throws in the towel at the tip of Kouchibouguac Park, and survives a sleepless night in a collapsed tent on the windy Gaspé shore. What she doesn't count on is the support which appears daily in the form of roadside messages, random gifts of ice cream, generous postmistresses and flag collectors, and help that comes from within. The challenging regimen of 45 kilometres a day for two months is transcended by a growing spiritual bond with the landscape that keeps her moving forward.

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    Acting on the Island
  • Author : J. J. Steinfeld
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1989725732
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A collection of the best of J.J. Steinfeld's short stories ranging over several decades.

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    Cold-Case Christianity
  • Author : J. Warner Wallace
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781434705464
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Religion
  • Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

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    Been There, Ate That
  • Author : Jules Torti
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1989725775
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  • Genre : Humor
  • Jules Torti, a self-appointed junk food historian, shares sugary secrets and tasting notes from the kitchens of her youth. She believes a fond food memory is like the song you crank and put on repeat -- it transports you back to a time and place that no longer exists. Been There, Ate That: A Candy-Coated Childhood is a satiating grab bag of frosted nostalgia. Double-down on the 80s and 90s with big gulps of yellow dye #5, BHT, saturated fat and preservative-laden edible memories. Jules Torti, a self-appointed junk food historian, shares sugary secrets and tasting notes from the kitchens of her youth. She believes a fond food memory is like the song you crank and put on repeat -- it transports you back to a time and place that no longer exists. Been There, Ate That invites readers to revisit dormant tastebuds and return to the carefree era of sugar napalm. Remember when Cool Whip was an acceptable topping for just about anything? In a sweet tribute to her grandmothers, corner stores candy sections, Quan 99 and cafeteria ladies everywhere, Been There, Ate That reveals a curious menu where the catch of the day includes fried earthworms and sometimes grasshoppers. From the exotica of "Mexican Hats" (her dad's signature dish) to "Fish Eyes" to the merits of "Nan Chapin's Green Fluff," Torti's memoir will make you crave the good ol' days (and the simple joy found in staining your fingers pink with Hostess Ketchup chips). Torti grew up with good taste (and a steady feed of Pop-Tarts). Her memoir is a doggy bag of cherished elementary school hot dog days, picnics with Nan, adventures in Kraft Dinner (if you don't drain the water, you can make soup!) and the diversity of Jell-O. Her calling was more dinner bell than chef, but her appreciation for the evolution of a kid palate to an "adulterated" version is a wild road trip where food trucks dot every inch of memory lane. Think puffball, Three Blob Lunch, Pigs in a Blanket and deep-fried Oreos. Been There, Ate That is a full kitchen sink with field notes from her eating adventures around the world (pan-fried piranha, red ant hot sauce, guinea pig and camel stew to name a few), pro tips from Torti's mother with a few leftovers for the doggy bag. Nostalgia never tasted so good! (Yes, even the fried smelts and Fish Eyes).

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    Quantum
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN : 1432881779
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase--a NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator-- detects a problem in the tunnels below a NASA research center. She discovers dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide. This series of disturbing clues point to Calli's twin sister Carme, who's been missing for days. Desperate to avoid disaster and clear her sister's name, Captain Chase races to find answers to her twin's erratic conduct. But time is running out, and she realizes that failure means catastrophe--for both the space program but for the safety of the entire nation"--Back cover.

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    Woman Talking Woman
  • Author : Maxine Tynes
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 0919001629
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Canadian poetry
  • Maxine Tynes is a poet who has lived all her life in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Her heritage goes back to the time of Black Loyalists in that province and Maxine has drawn heavily on that rich cultural past. Her writing is intense, personal, evocative and accessible in nature which earned her the titles of Milton Acorn People's Poet of Canada for 1988. When her first book, Borrowed Beauty, was published by Pottersfield Press in 1987, it received rave reviews and sold out in a few months. Now in its third printing, Borrowed Beauty has provne to be a bestselling Canadian title, reaching far beyond the usual audience for poetry. Woman Talking Woman is a new and varied collection of poetry and fiction by this vibrant voice from Atlantic Canada. "Maxine Tynes is a woman/teacher/poet whose life is shaped by the pride and passion of her own strongly held beliefs and an absolute commitment to her personal politics." Sharon Fraser, Atlantic Insight

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    The Science of Citizen Science
  • Author : Katrin Vohland,Anne Land-zandstra,Luigi Ceccaroni,Rob Lemmens,Josep Perelló,Marisa Ponti,Roeland Samson,Katherin Wagenknecht
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9783030582784
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  • Genre : Communication
  • This open access book discusses how the involvement of citizens into scientific endeavors is expected to contribute to solve the big challenges of our time, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, growing inequalities within and between societies, and the sustainability turn. The field of citizen science has been growing in recent decades. Many different stakeholders from scientists to citizens and from policy makers to environmental organisations have been involved in its practice. In addition, many scientists also study citizen science as a research approach and as a way for science and society to interact and collaborate. This book provides a representation of the practices as well as scientific and societal outcomes in different disciplines. It reflects the contribution of citizen science to societal development, education, or innovation and provides and overview of the field of actors as well as on tools and guidelines. It serves as an introduction for anyone who wants to get involved in and learn more about the science of citizen science.

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    Cruel and Unusual
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781439187531
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A knockout” (People) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. “Killing me won’t kill the beast” are the last words of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, written four days before his execution. But they can't explain how Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds Waddell's fingerprints on another crime scene—after she’d performed his autopsy. If this is some sort of game, Scarpetta seems to be the target. And if the next victim is someone she knows, the punishment will be cruel and unusual...

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    The Akeldama Tombs
  • Author : Gideon Avni,Zvi Greenhut
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038130095
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  • Genre : Akeldama tombs (Jerusalem)
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    Speech and Its Defects
  • Author : Samuel Otway Lewis Potter
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105046686882
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  • Genre : Speech
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    The Crane Wife
  • Author : CJ Hauser
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9780385547109
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A memoir in essays that expands on the viral sensation “The Crane Wife” with a frank and funny look at love, intimacy, and self in the twenty-first century. From friends and lovers to blood family and chosen family, this “elegant masterpiece” (Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger) asks what more expansive definitions of love might offer us all. “An intellectually vigorous and emotionally resonant account of how a self gets created over time, The Crane Wife will satisfy and inspire anyone who has ever asked, 'How did I get here, and what happens now?'... Hauser builds her life's inventory out of deconstructed personal narratives, resulting in a reading experience that's rich like a complicated dessert—not for wolfing down but for savoring in small bites." —The New York Times Ten days after calling off her wedding, CJ Hauser went on an expedition to Texas to study the whooping crane. After a week wading through the gulf, she realized she'd almost signed up to live someone else's life. In this intimate, frank, and funny memoir-in-essays, Hauser releases herself from traditional narratives of happiness and goes looking for ways of living that leave room for the unexpected, making plenty of mistakes along the way. She kisses Internet strangers and officiates at a wedding. She rereads Rebecca in the house her boyfriend once shared with his ex-wife and rewinds Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story to learn how not to lose yourself in a relationship. She thinks about Florence Nightingale at a robot convention and grief at John Belushi’s rock and roll gravesite, and the difference between those stories we’re asked to hold versus those we choose to carry. She writes about friends and lovers, blood family and chosen family, and asks what more expansive definitions of love might offer us all. Told with the late-night barstool directness of your wisest, most bighearted friend, The Crane Wife is a book for everyone whose life doesn't look the way they thought it would; for everyone learning to find joy in the not-knowing; for everyone trying, if sometimes failing, to build a new sort of life story, a new sort of family, a new sort of home, to live in.

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    Making Spaces Safer
  • Author : Shawna Potter
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 1849353565
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  • Genre : Music
  • Shawna Potter has been a touring musician for over twenty years--and has been sexually harassed for just as long. Here's her DIY guide to fighting back.