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Borrowed Bones

Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
ISBN : 0810133644
Genre : Poetry
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Foreword by Martín Espada This chapbook collection offers new poems from the prolific career of a community leader, activist, and healer. Luis J. Rodríguez’s work asks profound questions of us as readers and fellow humans, such as, "If society cooperates, can we nurture the full / and healthy development of everyone?" In his introductory remarks, Martín Espada describes the poet as a man engaged in people and places: "Luis Rodríguez is a poet of many tongues, befitting a city of many tongues. He speaks English, Spanish, ‘Hip Hop,’ ‘the Blues,’ and ‘cool jazz.’ He speaks in ‘mad solos.’ He speaks in ‘People’s Sonnets.’ He speaks in the language of protest. He speaks in the language of praise."
Category: Poetry

The Holy League Of Rudy

Author : Barton McGuire
ISBN : 9781612047492
Genre : Fiction
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The Holy League of Rudy is a strange, mixed bag ... California, the late 1970s: Tall and built like linguini, Bobby "Bones" Braziano is an affable, mellowing influence on his wise-cracking, socially low-end friends. Calling themselves the Holy League of Rudy, they are a pack of kooks and rowdies whose creative knack for finding trouble is an endless source of pride. Bones' cheerleader girlfriend, a child of privilege and ambition, refuses to consider a future with Bones unless he leaves his humble roots and madcap friends behind. With college looking like death by boredom, Bones volunteers for the Cold War, hoping he can see the world and be all that he can be. Plopped down in a Kansas missile silo, he finds all he can be is, well, nothing. A tragedy involving his father and a night spent with a phantom from his past combine to force the truth on Bones: He's no soldier, and his cheerleader's "to do" list now includes men of her own kind. Just as he feels beaten and resigned, a horrific missile disaster sets Bones on a quest to recover his sanity. He returns to California and a wild reunion with friends, enemies, and the woman he thought he loved. The truths he discovers about himself and the ghosts that haunt his dreams will leave you laughing, crying, and craving further exploits of Bones and company! Originally from California, Barton McGuire has written two other novels about the Holy League of Rudy. Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Fiction

Out Of Nowhere

Author : Gerard Whelan
ISBN : 9781847174888
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A boy wakes up in bed in a room built of stone. He knows his name is Stephen, but he can remember nothing else about himself. He discovers that he's in a remote monastery being looked after by a group of monks. Beyond the monastery walls, all traces of human life have simply disappeared. Villages deserted, doors left open, with taps left running, but no people. And with all means of communication down, he has no way of knowing if the rest of the world has disappeared too. Then the visitors arrive, strange men with unnatural powers, and when he discovers who they really are it turns his whole world inside out and changes everything he ever believed. Out of Nowhere was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2001.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Death Poems

Author : Russ Kick
ISBN : 9781609259204
Genre : Poetry
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Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these verses in one place. This collection ranges dramatically. With more than 320 poems, it goes across all of history, from the ancients straight through to today. Across countries and languages, across schools of poetry. You’ll find a plethora of approaches—witty, humorous, deadly serious, tear-jerking, wise, profound, angry, spiritual, atheistic, uncertain, highly personal, political, mythic, earthy, and only occasionally morbid. Every angle you can think of is covered—the deaths of children, lost loves, funeral rites, close calls, eating meat, serial killers, the death penalty, roadkill, the Underworld, reincarnation, elegies for famous people, death as an equalizer, death as a junk man, death as a child, the death of God, the death of death . . . . You’ll find death poetry’s greatest hits, including: “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson “To an Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Housman “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” by Walt Whitman “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe The rest of the band includes . . .Jane Austen, Mary Jo Bang, Willis Barnstone, Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, Charlotte Brontë, Lord Byron, Lucille Clifton, Andrei Codrescu, Wanda Coleman, Billy Collins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot, Nick Flynn, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Kimiko Hahn, Homer, Victor Hugo, Langston Hughes, James Joyce, C.S. Lewis, Amy Lowell, W.S. Merwin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pablo Neruda, Thich Nhat Hanh, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wilfred Owen, Rainer Maria Rilke, Christina Rossetti, Rumi, Sappho, Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens, Ruth Stone, Wislawa Szymborska, W.B. Yeats, and a few hundred more.
Category: Poetry

Studies In Forensic Biohistory

Author : Christopher M. Stojanowski
ISBN : 9781316943021
Genre : Social Science
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The lives of kings, poets, authors, criminals and celebrities are a perpetual fascination in the media and popular culture, and for decades anthropologists and other scientists have participated in 'post-mortem dissections' of the lives of historical figures. In this field of biohistory, researchers have identified and analyzed these figures' bodies using technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, biochemical assays, and skeletal biology. This book brings together biohistorical case studies for the first time, and considers the role of the anthropologist in the writing of historical narratives surrounding the deceased. Contributors theorize biohistory with respect to the sociology of the body, examining the ethical implications of biohistorical work and the diversity of social theoretical perspectives that researchers' work may relate to. The volume defines scales of biohistorical engagement, providing readers with a critical sense of scale and the different paths to 'historical notoriety' that can emerge with respect to human remains.
Category: Social Science

More Time To Pass

Author : Paul Brown
ISBN : 9781456738204
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Please find a cozy space and come along to spend some time reading 'More Time to Pass'. The reader will meet new characters, and will greet returning characters from 'Passing the Time'. Wallace and Leslie Harding are brought to life, with grandson Blake in 'Walk Towards the Music', as their grandson marries in Paris. The Bronfel family reunites to send off mother Maggie in 'That Past Story', in the tales of early 1900's Texas. "The Attic is Not all Clutter' finds adventure in a Galveston beach house, where ancient Indian relics just might be located to cause some haunts. 'The Granny in the Sweater', will introduce you to Terese O'Donnell, a granny that just cannot resist wearing her sweaters over the years. Backyard Blue Jay Birdy returns to encounter neighboring fur pests neighbors, and for Birdella to get her wishful Santorini trip. Soldier Boy Brothers tells the story of two brothers during the Korean 'police action'. Chance Meeting, will introduce you to two high school kids who are able to get a school assignment completed on time from local residents who reminiscence, in time for the school sock hop. 'More Time to Pass' will introduce you to Colton, teen secret agent on an adventure to find his parents in various overseas cities using clues hidden on bricks. The Boy on the Frankenstein Board will introduce you to a young teen that discovers he has cancer, but eventually realizes that the disease might give him courage and strength in areas he never realized. Meet Muffin and Midnight, two kittens, a turtle named Crokey, and play the 'Birdy the Birdy Game'. Please find a cozy spot, put down the television or game remote controls, and read 'More Time to Pass."

Time And Time Again

Author : Paul Brown
ISBN : 9781480812581
Genre : History
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Life is an adventure, full of surprises day in and day out, month in and month out, year after year. Life brings joy, faith, pain, hope, despair, laughter, suffering, love, and hope. In "Time, and Time Again," author Paul Brown shares a collection of stories from his life growing up during the 1950s to the 1970s. Culled from Brown's four earlier books in the Time series, the stories recapture his memories from childhood, through the teen years, to adulthood. The colorful narratives describe everything from his own adventures and emotions coming of age, to traveling to his grandmother's house for family events, to incidents and tragedies that shaped his memories. "Time, and Time Again" provides personal insights into the life and times of his extended family, including some eccentric relatives. With humor and an eye for details about people, places, and events, Brown writes about a plethora of topics including the daily struggles of the previous generation-from church, school, and social activities to battles with weather, insects, and crops to accidental deaths, disease, debt, alcohol, and cultural identifiers from Model T Fords to Jack Benny to Ozzie and Harriett. "Time, and Time Again" reminds us that time is a treasure that must be dearly held and cannot be replaced.
Category: History