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Not Just for Show

Not Just for Show

The Archaeology of Beads, Beadwork, and Personal Ornaments

  • Author: Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer,Clive Bonsall,Alice M. Choyke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1785706950
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Beads, beadwork, and personal ornaments are made of diverse materials such as shell, bone, stones, minerals, and composite materials. Their exploration from geographical and chronological settings around the world offers a glimpse at some of the cutting edge research within the fast growing field of personal ornaments in humanities’ past. Recent studies are based on a variety of analytical procedures that highlight humankind’s technological advances, exchange networks, mortuary practices, and symbol-laden beliefs. Papers discuss the social narratives behind bead and beadwork manufacture, use and disposal; the way beads work visually, audibly and even tactilely to cue wearers and audience to their social message(s). Understanding the entangled social and technical aspects of beads require a broad spectrum of technical and methodological approaches including the identification of the sources for the raw material of beads. These scientific approaches are also combined in some instances with experimentation to clarify the manner in which beads were produced and used in past societies.

Just for Show

Just for Show

  • Author: JAE.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783955339807
  • Category:
  • Page: 312
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When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.

The Death of Fred Astaire

The Death of Fred Astaire

And Other Essays from a Life outside the Lines

  • Author: Leslie Lawrence
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438461046
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 284
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When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures. As a child of the sixties, Leslie Lawrence knew she didn’t want to duplicate her parents’ lives, yet she never imagined she’d stray so far outside the lines of their—and her own—expectations. The Death of Fred Astaire opens with the story, both wrenching and funny, of how Lawrence says her goodbyes to the iconic images she’s held since her youth; she then proceeds to bear a child and raise him with her lesbian partner. Some essays in this debut collection reflect on legacies Lawrence inherited from her Jewish family and culture. In others, she searches gamely for a rich, authentic life—a voice, a vocation, a community, even a “god” she can call her own. Always a seeker, an adventurer resisting fear, Lawrence, a city girl, creates a summer home in the back woods of the “Live Free or Die” state. She attempts the flying trapeze and takes part in a cross-dressing workshop. Traveling alone to Morocco, she assists a veterinarian tending to an ailing donkey. Teaching in a vocational high school in Boston, she questions her methods and assumptions about race and class. With rare honesty, she confronts the complexities of motherhood, of caring for her ill partner, and of widowhood. In “Wonderlust,” the collection’s most ambitious piece, she explores the role of beauty and creativity in our spiritual lives, revealing how lifelong learning in dance, music, and the visual arts can make us all more alive even as we age. Ranging widely in length, subject, and style, these personal essays place Lawrence among today’s most vital writers of creative nonfiction. Her warmth and wisdom, her distinctive blend of humor and pathos, her reverence for what sustains us—food and family, community and beauty—all make this a book you’ll want to share with those you love. “Leslie Lawrence’s essays are sympathetic and patiently observed; she ably demonstrates that hard choices call for careful and humane decisions.” — John Irving “The Death of Fred Astaire assembles a realistic and venturesome portrait of the author—as writer, teacher, partner, mother, grieving partner, perennial seeker—while capturing the complicated texture of the post-1960s decades of American life. Lawrence’s reach is wide, her narrative skills highly honed, and her tone is resonant with a sense of truth being told.” — Sven Birkerts, author of Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age “The Death of Fred Astaire is warm, wry, and rich in detail. A lovely read!” — Kate Clinton, comedian “In this stirring collection, Lawrence boldly plumbs her many lives—as lesbian mother, writer, widow, teacher, student, border-crosser … each is rich beyond description. The Death of Fred Astaire is a marvelous book. Read it and rejoice through your tears!” — Hilda Raz, coauthor of What Becomes You “This lively and eclectic collection of personal essays will appeal to a wide range of readers, educating some about an era of American cultural history and for others providing material for an associational romp through their own memories. Additionally, The Death of Fred Astaire will provide useful material for courses in education, nonfiction writing, cultural studies, and women’s studies.” — Pamela Annas, University of Massachusetts Boston “The Death of Fred Astaire is a smart, thought-provoking collection. Leslie Lawrence is at once a wise, companionable guide, as well as an empathetic narrator who points out and identifies with our collective yearnings and desires, our foibles and idiosyncrasies—which are, after all, the central human qualities that link each of us to one another.” — Michael Steinberg, author of Still Pitching: A Memoir

Growling at the Laying Hens (New Edition with 4 extra poems)

Growling at the Laying Hens (New Edition with 4 extra poems)

  • Author: Ric Parkinson
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1291764216
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 72
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Featuring subjects as diverse as curry, love, friendship and TV soaps, Ric's unique poetic voice encapsulates a world of its own. Now available with four extra poems.

His Very Convenient Bride

His Very Convenient Bride

  • Author: Sophie Pembroke
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460344707
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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From bridesmaid to bride… Stepping into her sister's place at the altar beside gorgeous tycoon Flynn Ashton, Helena Morrison hopes saying ''I do" and uniting their two families will finally be enough to redeem her in her father's eyes. It has nothing to do with the fact that she's always held a special place in her heart for her childhood crush! But after embarking on the perfect Tuscan honeymoon, their paper marriage dissolves to ash as an unexpected heat flares between them… Dare Helena dream that this convenient marriage could be the fresh start they've both been searching for?

Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step

  • Author: T. R. Burns
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442440376
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 480
  • View: 5308
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When the Kilter Academy students go on retreat with their parents, it’s the more mischief the merrier in this third book of a trouble-loving middle grade series! Seamus Hinkle has encountered a good deal of mystery and a lot of secrets since he first started at Kilter Academy. The longer he’s there, the more unanswered questions he seems to have. At last it seems like he just might get some answers as he and his troublemaker friends prepare for a huge event: a Kilter Academy retreat in the Adirondack mountains with all the students…and their parents. Will Seamus finally learn how his mother is connected to Annika, the mercurial headmistress of Kilter? Will he discover Annika’s true purpose for the Kilter students? And how will the students from the rival school, the Incriminators, play into all of this? It’s hard to say, but one thing is for sure—there will be plenty of trouble along the way!

When Mr Dog Bites

When Mr Dog Bites

  • Author: Brian Conaghan
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408838354
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon's Christopher Boone meets Holden Caulfield on one *#@! of a journey. . . Dylan Mint has Tourette's. Being sixteen is hard enough, but Dylan's life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in – the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed... But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mother, Dylan discovers that he's going to die next March. So he grants himself three parting wishes or 'Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It'. But as Dylan sets out to make his wishes come true, he discovers that nothing – and no-one – is quite as he had previously supposed.

Positive Training for Show Dogs

Positive Training for Show Dogs

Building a Relationship for Success

  • Author: Vicki Ronchette
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • ISBN: 1929242972
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 95
  • View: 9800
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Apply the latest scientific research on how dogs learn to the world of dog showing. Whether you are just getting started in the breed ring or are an experienced show dog handler, you will enjoy learning how to work with your dog as your partner. Get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure/reward methods. Written by a dog show person for dog show people!

The Dandelion

The Dandelion

  • Author: Terry Guilford
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1452521190
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 218
  • View: 915
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After discovering her husband of 26 years is having an affair, the narrator of the story falls into what she describes as a deep, dark well of fear and despair. The thought of possibly losing everything in her life, including her sanity, encourages her to seek the help and support of a psychologist. With the psychologists gentle and compassionate guidance, the narrator (who remains unnamed) travels through a range of frightening emotions encompassing rage, revenge, anger, frustration, overwhelm, pessimism and boredom. Eventually she finds a glimpse of hope when she learns that she has the ability to alter her thoughts and feelings through practice, and understanding that her beliefs are just thoughts she keeps thinking. It enables her to begin making positive and courageous decisions for herself and for her future and she discovers a wonderful would be beyond her middle-class comfort and role as a wife and mother.

All for Show

All for Show

  • Author: Mary Michelle Jefferson
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615163319
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 216
  • View: 3542
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Published by BePublished.Org, ALL FOR SHOW: FILM & TELEVISION SCRIPTS offers an original film script and an original sitcom script - both written by writing phenom Mary M. Jefferson (edited by Mylia Jaza)