Someone Like You

Someone Like You Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781460397855
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 384
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Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back—until she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendrick, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him. Now Jill and Mac are tangled in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A. denizens—Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very quirky eight-year-old make even the simplest romance complicated. And it all goes to prove that when it comes to affairs of the heart, there's no place like home. An unlikely pair…but a perfect match.



The Story of Han Xiangzi

The Story of Han Xiangzi Author Erzeng Yang
ISBN-10 0295801948
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 504
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In this seventeenth-century Chinese novel, Han Xiangzi, best known as one of the Eight Immortals, seeks and achieves immortality and then devotes himself to converting his materialistic, politically ambitious Confucian uncle - Han Yu, a real historical figure - to Daoism. Written in lively vernacular prose interspersed with poems and songs, the novel takes its readers across China, to the heavens, and into the underworld. Readers listen to debates among Confucians, Daoists, and Buddhists and witness trials of faith and the performance of magical feats. In the mode of the famous religious novel Journey to the West (also known in English as Monkey), The Story of Han Xiangzi uses colorful characters, twists of plot, witty dialogue, and action suitable for a superhero comic book to convey its religious message-that worldly life is ephemeral and that true contentment can be found only through Daoist cultivation. This is the first translation into any Western language of Han Xiangzi quanzhuan (literally, The Complete Story of Han Xiangzi). On one level, the novel is a delightful adventure; on another, it is serious theology. Although The Story of Han Xiangzi's irreverent attitude toward the Confucian establishment prevented its acceptance by literary critics in imperial China, it has remained popular among Chinese readers for four centuries. Philip Clart's Introduction outlines the Han Xiangzi story cycle, presents Yang Erzeng in his social context, assesses the literary merits and religious significance of the text, and explores the theory and practice of inner alchemy. This unabridged translation will appeal to students of Chinese literature and to general readers who enjoy international fiction, as well as to readers with an interest in Daoism.



All I Ever Wanted

All I Ever Wanted Author Kristan Higgins
ISBN-10 9780373778492
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 410
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When Mark, her lover and boss, announces his engagement to another woman, Callie Grey, in order to get back at him, stirs up a crazy relationship with the town's cantankerous veterinarian.



Romance Fiction

Romance Fiction Author Kristin Ramsdell
ISBN-10 9781591581772
Release 2012
Pages 719
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Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.



The Rhetoric of Immediacy

The Rhetoric of Immediacy Author Bernard Faure
ISBN-10 0691029636
Release 1994
Pages 400
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Exploring key concepts and metaphors, Bernard Faure guides readers to an appreciation of some of the more elusive aspects of the Chinese traditions of Chan Buddhism and Japanese Zen. Faure focuses on Chan's insistence on "immediacy"--its denial of all traditional meditations, including scripture, ritual, good works--and yet shows how these mediations have always been present in Chan.



Big Breasts and Wide Hips

Big Breasts and Wide Hips Author Mo Yan
ISBN-10 9781628722536
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 552
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In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women, with the female body serving as the book’s central metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan family. She has nine children, only one of whom is a boy—the narrator of the book. A spoiled and ineffectual child, he stands in stark contrast to his eight strong and forceful female siblings. Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman who risks her life to save several of her children and grandchildren. The writing is picturesque, bawdy, shocking, and imaginative. The structure draws on the essentials of classical Chinese formalism and injects them with extraordinarily raw and surprising prose. Each of the seven chapters represents a different time period, from the end of the Qing dynasty up through the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years. Now in a beautifully bound collectors edition, this stunning novel is Mo Yan’s searing vision of twentieth-century China.



DOG POUND

DOG POUND Author Mamü Vies
ISBN-10 9789670750248
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 252
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Azroy, a rising star in the underground boxing circuit, fights the battle of his life when his opponent dies in the ring under mysterious circumstances. Caught in a web of deceit, he then begins to live on the run while he attempts to uncover what’s really going on. But can he really win this fight, now that his opponent is the law? (Buku Fixi) (Fixi Novo)



Whirlwind

Whirlwind Author Fenton Sadler
ISBN-10 9780719824081
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 160
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Hohanonivah, a Cheyenne orphan, is taken in as a child by Patrick and Esther Jackson, who raise him as their own son. When, years later, his adoptive parents are brutally murdered, Hohanonivah swears a solemn oath that those who took the elderly couple's lives will die at his hands. The young man, whose name means "Whirlwind" in Cheyenne, tracks down the men who killed the Jacksons and find himself facing two of the most ruthless outlaws in the state. The Holt brothers are psychopathic killers; men who have gunned down many opponents for trifling reasons. So when Hohanonivah comes face to face with Eli and Jed Holt, things do not go as planned, and there will be scores to settle before he can move on.



Maybe This Christmas

Maybe This Christmas Author Sarah Morgan
ISBN-10 9781460341636
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 384
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"Uplifting, sexy and warm, Sarah Morgan's O'Neil Brothers series is perfection."—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O'Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he's simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he's never ruined, and he's not about to start now. Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she's been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture… How can she concentrate on being his friend when he's sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she's always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?



Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim

Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim Author Timothy Gray
ISBN-10 9781587296666
Release 2006-10-01
Pages 376
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In Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim, Timothy Gray draws upon previously unpublished journals and letters as well as his own close readings of Gary Snyder's well-crafted poetry and prose to track the early career of a maverick intellectual whose writings powered the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s and 1960s. Exploring various aspects of cultural geography, Gray asserts that this west coast literary community seized upon the idea of a Pacific Rim regional structure in part to recognize their Orientalist desires and in part to consolidate their opposition to America's cold war ideology, which tended to divide East from West. The geographical consciousness of Snyder's writing was particularly influential, Gray argues, because it gave San Francisco's Beat and hippie cultures a set of physical coordinates by which they could chart their utopian visions of peace and love.Gray's introduction tracks the increased use of “Pacific Rim discourse” by politicians and business leaders following World War II. Ensuing chapters analyze Snyder's countercultural invocation of this regional idea, concentrating on the poet's migratory or “creaturely” sensibility, his gift for literary translation, his physical embodiment of trans-Pacific ideals, his role as tribal spokesperson for Haight-Ashbury hippies, and his burgeoning interest in environmental issues. Throughout, Gray's citations of such writers as Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, and Joanne Kyger shed light on Snyder's communal role, providing an amazingly intimate portrait of the west coast counterculture. An interdisciplinary project that utilizes models of ecology, sociology, and comparative religion to supplement traditional methods of literary biography, Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim offers a unique perspective on Snyder's life and work. This book will fascinate literary and Asian studies scholars as well as the general reader interested in the Beat movement and multicultural influences on poetry.



Susan Mallery Fool s Gold Series Volume Three

Susan Mallery Fool s Gold Series Volume Three Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781460386064
Release 2015-04-20
Pages 384
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you home to Fool's Gold, California, where friends and family are never far, and love is always in the air. They sought fame and fortune and are finally home—the rugged Stryker brothers are back and bringing the heat! Rafe is a pro when it comes to running a boardroom, but a land dispute—and the beautiful blonde on the other side of it—are giving him a real run for his money. His brother Shane just wants to raise horses. He's through with passion, but what will he do when it tracks him down in the form of the town's naughty-but-nice librarian? And though former model Clay has come home in the hopes of starting a family, he's also vowed never to risk his heart again. Can someone in Fool's Gold help him change his mind? Collected here for the first time, the third Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Almost Summer—makes coming home to Fool's Gold more memorable than ever. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series, Volume Three ALMOST SUMMER SUMMER DAYS SUMMER NIGHTS ALL SUMMER LONG



Susan Mallery Fool s Gold Series Volume One

Susan Mallery Fool s Gold Series Volume One Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781460349069
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 384
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Return to where it all began—the romance, the friendships, the community, the warmth and laughter of Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling series Fool's Gold. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fool's Gold, California, is a charming town like no other, where newcomers and locals alike find endless—if unconventional—opportunities to fall in love. From Charity Jones, a city planner hired to create jobs that will keep the town's men from moving away, to Liz Sutton, still trying to shed the stigma of being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Pia O'Brian who, despite having a disastrous romantic track record and the parenting skills of a hamster, has inherited three frozen embryos, Fool's Gold is overflowing with quirky characters, passionate moments and heartfelt emotion. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the first Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Sister of the Bride—is the perfect opportunity to discover some new, lifelong friends. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume One Chasing Perfect Almost Perfect Sister of the Bride Finding Perfect



Susan Mallery Fool s Gold Series Volume Two

Susan Mallery Fool s Gold Series Volume Two Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781460364390
Release 2015-01-19
Pages 384
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes you to charming Fool's Gold, California—the ultimate small-town destination for romance! Do not get the Hendrix triplets started about the lack of eligible men in Fool's Gold! When Dakota gets roped into screening sexy bachelors for a local reality romance show she soon realizes love isn't as easy as it seems on TV. Her sister Montana has finally found her calling working with therapy dogs, but can she convince the handsome but relationship-averse man of her dreams to make a home in Fool's Gold? And while wedding bells are ringing for her sisters, they're not for Nevada. After landing her dream job, her hopes of a fresh start are thwarted when her new boss turns out to be the first love she never forgot. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the second Fool's Gold trilogy—plus the bonus novella Only Us—lets you reconnect with the characters who have become as familiar as old friends. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Series, Volume Two Only Mine Only Yours Only His Only Us



Turbulence

Turbulence Author Pingwa Jia
ISBN-10 0802139728
Release 1991
Pages 507
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In a novel of life in post-Mao China, an idealistic reporter discovers the abuses and corruption of rival gangs while encountering revolutionaries, bureaucrats, farmers, and artists in the new China. Reprint.



Extremis

Extremis Author Steve White
ISBN-10 9781618248107
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 880
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Steve White, Vietnam vet, long-time David Weber collaborator and co-author, with Weber, of the New York Times best-seller The Shiva Option, joins with Analog contributor and military SF scholar Charles E. Gannon to carve another notch in the Starfire adventure saga. An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near-immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. Whats more, theyve overcome their one weakness_no faster-than-light travel_and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption, and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve. Now a hard-bitten and brilliant admiral must face down renewed alien attack and somehow communicate to the enemy that if he is forced to use his ultimate military option, galactic civilization itself may come to a fiery end. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).



Colors of the Mountain

Colors of the Mountain Author Da Chen
ISBN-10 9781400075942
Release 2003-05-20
Pages 320
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"I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation." In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime of communism, a boy was born to a poor family in southern China. This family—the Chens—had once been respected landlords in the village of Yellow Stone, but now they were among the least fortunate families in the country, despised for their "capitalist" past. Grandpa Chen couldn't leave the house for fear of being beaten to death; the children were spit upon in the street; and their father was regularly hauled off to labor camps, leaving the family of eight without a breadwinner. Da Chen, the youngest child, seemed destined for a life of poverty, shame, and hunger. But winning humor and an indomitable spirit can be found in the most unexpected places. Colors of the Mountain is a story of triumph, a memoir of a boyhood full of spunk, mischief, and love. The young Da Chen is part Horatio Alger, part Holden Caul-field; he befriends a gang of young hoodlums as well as the elegant, elderly Chinese Baptist woman who teaches him English and opens the door to a new life. Chen's remarkable story is full of unforgettable scenes of rural Chinese life: feasting on oysters and fried peanuts on New Year's Day, studying alongside classmates who wear red armbands and quote Mao, and playing and working in the peaceful rice fields near his village. Da Chen's story is both captivating and endearing, filled with the universal human quality that distinguishes the very best memoirs. It proves once again that the concerns of childhood transcend time and place. From the Hardcover edition.



Applied Theatre Resettlement

Applied Theatre  Resettlement Author Michael Balfour
ISBN-10 9781472532633
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 248
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The book offers a compelling combination of analyis and detailed description of aesthetic projects with young refugee arrivals in Australia. In it the authors present a framework that contextualises the intersections of refugee studies, resilience and trauma, and theatre and arts-based practice, setting out a context for understanding and valuing the complexity of drama in this growing area of applied theatre. Applied Theatre: Resettlement includes rich analysis of three aesthetic case studies in Primary, Secondary and Further Education contexts with young refugees. The case studies provide a unique insight into the different age specific needs of newly arrived young people. The authors detail how each group and educational context shaped diverse drama and aesthetic responses: the Primary school case study uses process drama as a method to enhance language acquisition and develop intercultural literacy; the Secondary school project focuses on Forum Theatre and peer teaching with young people as a means of enhancing language confidence and creating opportunities for cultural competency in the school community, and the further education case study explores work with unaccompanied minors and employs integrated multi art forms (poetry, art, drama, digital arts, clay sculptures and voice work) to increase confidence in language acquisition and explore different forms of expression and communication about the transition process. Through its careful framing of practice to speak to concerns of power, process, representation and ethics, the authors ensure the studies have an international relevance beyond their immediate context. Drama, Refugees and Resilience contributes to new professional knowledge building in the fields of applied theatre and refugee studies about the efficacy of drama practice in enhancing language acquisition, cultural settlement and pedagogy with newly arrived refugee young people.