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The Service Porch

Author : Fred Moten
ISBN : 0988713772
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Poetry. African & African American Studies. The third and final volume of Fred Moten's poetic trilogy (including THE FEEL TRIO and The Little Edges), THE SERVICE PORCH is an expansive meditation on black life, love, violence, and the adventure of making art. National Book Award-Finalist, Moten returns here to reinvent some of his earliest poetic visions and strikes up a conversation with many of the most brilliant African American visual artists through a series of epistolary and ekphrastic poems. By turns mournful, tender, ferocious, and heart-breakingly honest, THE SERVICE PORCH is an open letter, a play list, and a hive of prayer and joy.

Porch Lights

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN : 9780062194862
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy…and now must rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother. An evocative visit to enchanting Sullivans Island with its unique pluff mud beaches, palmetto trees, and colorful local lore—a novel filled with unforgettable characters, and enlivened by tales of the notorious Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty pirate crew and eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories—Porch Lights stands tall among the very best works of not only Dottie Frank, but Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of the modern Southern novel as well.
Category: Fiction

The Boy On The Porch

Author : Sharon Creech
ISBN : 9780062207777
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it. When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him. And, as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways. The Boy on the Porch is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Out On The Porch

Author : Clifton Dowell
ISBN : 0945575939
Genre : Photography
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Evoking soft summer evenings in the South, a collection of photographs and quotes from such famous writers as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty celebrates the porch as a vital extension of the American character. By the author of Kate Vaiden.
Category: Photography

The Little Edges

Author : Fred Moten
ISBN : 9780819575067
Genre : Poetry
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The Little Edges is a collection of poems that extends poet Fred Moten’s experiments in what he calls “shaped prose”—a way of arranging prose in rhythmic blocks, or sometimes shards, in the interest of audio-visual patterning. Shaped prose is a form that works the “little edges” of lyric and discourse, and radiates out into the space between them. As occasional pieces, many of the poems in the book are the result of a request or commission to comment upon a work of art, or to memorialize a particular moment or person. In Moten’s poems, the matter and energy of a singular event or person are transformed by their entrance into the social space that they, in turn, transform. An online reader’s companion is available at
Category: Poetry

Porch Parties

Author : Denise Gee
ISBN : 9781452100395
Genre : Cooking
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With this charming guide to casual outdoor entertaining by Denise Gee, belle-of-the-ball author of Southern Cocktails, party and decorating ideas have never been more simple or inspiring. Gee and acclaimed photographer Bobby Peacock crisscrossed the U.S. photographing their favorite porches and dreaming up fresh, summery spins on classic Southern drinks, resulting in 50 recipes for everything from punches to cocktailsincluding several nonalcoholic sippers and 10 uncomplicated snacks. Grab a bottle, whip up some Tipsy Tea or Prosecco Martinis, and take the party outside!
Category: Cooking

Porch Living

Author : James T. Farmer
ISBN : 9781423625346
Genre : House & Home
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Displays different types of porches, comments on their decoration, and discusses the porch as an extension of the home.
Category: House & Home

Back From Heaven S Front Porch

Author : Danny Bader
ISBN : 9781937879099
Genre : Self-Help
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At 3:55 pm I believed there was a heaven At 4:15 pm I knew... This is the story of one man’s struggle to be alive again after an accident claims the life of his friend and nearly his own. After spending a few moments on Heaven’s front porch with God, he is thrust back into his old life. In the months that follow, he struggles to find purpose and meaning in the day to day of life. In his quest, he uncovers five principles necessary to move him from just living being fully alive!
Category: Self-Help

Porch Dogs

Author : Nell Dickerson
ISBN : 0895875977
Genre : Pets
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Porch Dogs combines fine-art portraits of man's best friend with beautiful architectural documentation of the Southern porch. Nell Dickerson fondly recalls childhood nights on the sleeping porch of her grandparents' Mississippi Delta home the sounds of katydids, cicadas, and tree frogs, the merciful breeze from the overhead fan. But during the heat of the day, the family sought refuge indoors, leaving the dog to his lonely vigil. "I felt like he understood that the porch was the gateway between inside and outside and that it was his duty to keep sentry there in case someone wanted to pass," she recalls. Years later, Dickerson noticed that few new homes had porches, their residents increasingly dependent on air conditioning. "We Southerners used to be social," she notes. "Now, we risk losing what makes us Southern: porch sitting. But there is hope. Our dogs maintain the tradition." Dickerson weaves her passion for historic preservation first detailed in her 2011 book, Gone: A Photog
Category: Pets

Devotions From The Front Porch

Author : Thomas Nelson
ISBN : 9780718040123
Genre : Religion
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or the front porch you dream of. There’s nothing quite like a front porch—a place that represents the warmth of home, a simpler pace of life, and a space to welcome others. With the sway of a rocking chair, you can take a deep breath, unwind from the day, and spend a few quiet moments with God. Devotions from the Front Porch invites you to retreat from the busyness of everyday life. These ninety devotions centered on the front porch and home will soothe your soul, refresh your spirit, and remind you that He is with you throughout each day. Fix yourself some tea and put up your feet as you spend a few peaceful moments in God’s presence.
Category: Religion