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Dancing In Odessa

Author : Ilya Kaminsky
ISBN : 9781910345054
Genre : Poetry
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Dancing in Odessa was published in the US by Tupelo Press in 2004 and won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine.
Category: Poetry

Dance A Little Longer

Author : Jane Roberts Wood
ISBN : 9781574410808
Genre : Fiction
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This is the third book in the trilogy about Lucy Richards Arnolds' life in rural West Texas in the early 20th century.
Category: Fiction

Scags At 7

Author : Deborah Emin
ISBN : 9780981942865
Genre : Fiction
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"I made up the name that everyone calls me. I made it up because I didn’t like the name Mama gave me when I was born when no one could ask me what I wanted to be called. So I’m called, because I say so, Scags.” So begins the revolutionary Scags Series, which spans a woman's life from age 7 to 45, organized around the seasons of a year. The first volume, Scags at 7, is told from the point of view of the 7-year-old Scags who has begun to understand that the much beloved Pops and the overshadowed Mama are not the people who can protect her from the world. Living in a very protected and safe environment of Skokie, Illinois in 1958 is not a bulwark against the turmoil of family life which for a 7 year old is the world. Begin the journey of Scags, a young woman who is as different sounding as her name. Scags sounds like a car horn beeping once to say hello, like a leap into dry leaves all raked up in a pile, or like the sound a dog makes, his claws racing on the sidewalk when his owner lets him off the leash." The Scags Series Volume One: Scags at 7 Volume Two: Scags at 18 Volume 3: Scags at 30 Volume 4: Scags at 45 "Deborah Emin has the uncanny ability to capture the voice of a seven year old girl.... Scags is an intelligent, curious and captivating character." - Supr, Goodreads "I re-read this book, as I will with Scags at 18, because I want them to be fresher in my mind." -Julia, Goodreads
Category: Fiction

Angel Fire

Author : Marie Johnston
Genre : Fiction
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He doesn’t have to like his new mate, even if she is the onlyangel to accept him. Bryant should’ve behaved himself. Now he’s been ordered to find a mate. Easier said than done when a bloke like him looks the way he does in a realm full of angels. He’d rather be fighting the good fight in the human realm. But mating the ravishing female that claims him shouldn’t be a hardship. If only her father wasn’t the reason for his scars. Perhaps mating the surly, scowling warrior wasn’t Odessa’s best idea. But she’s committed, and he’s…frustrating. Enticing. Carrying a grudge she knows nothing about. Yet when her boss winds up dead and she’s attacked, he’s there to save her. Digging into the danger Odessa’s facing uncovers an ambitious plot against the realm. Good thing Bryant’s a persistent guy. He’ll stick to Odessa’s side and keep her safe, all so he can let her go in the end. Because one thing he’s learned about the down-to-earth angel is that she deserves better than him. Except Odessa doesn’t want to be rid of the loyal warrior. But that’s an argument for a day when someone’s not trying to kill them.
Category: Fiction

Ghost Dancing

Author : Anna Linzer
ISBN : 9781466852983
Genre : Fiction
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A linked collection of Native American-themed stories, set in the Pacific Northwest and Oklahoma, by a gifted new author Story by graceful story, Ghost Dancing reveals the evolving worlds of Jimmy One Rock, his wife Mary, and their family as they struggle together on a decaying reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Alternating between Washington state and Jimmy's childhood on an Oklahoma reservation, these stories link past and present through memory, myth, ceremony, and a sly humor that undercuts the reverence of outsiders. In spare yet rich language, Anna Linzer creates a memorable portrait of contemporary Native American life. Here is a collection as open and honest and authentic as the characters that it documents, appealing and accessible, as bittersweet as it is lovely. Readers of Joy Harjo, Leslie Marmon Silko, and N. Scott Momaday will discover these stories with pleasure.
Category: Fiction

Deaf Republic

Author : Ilya Kaminsky
ISBN : 9781555978808
Genre : Poetry
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Ilya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence? Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear—they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, heroically teaching signing by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Category: Poetry

Dancing With The Bear

Author : Rudolf S. Hecht
ISBN : UOM:39015065823281
Genre : History
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Category: History

Nearly 50

Author : Paloma Capanna
ISBN : 9781642145694
Genre : Fiction
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There was a time I would not have lit a fire, if there wasn’t a man at home to tend to it. That worry wore off long ago, out of need. —Capanna One friend and then another commits suicide. Her partner has a heart attack. She comes face-to-face with a wolf in the wild. Her rescue dog bites her in the face. Her past intrudes in ways it can’t be changed. Life is messy, and what, really, do any of us know about how to live it? Nearly Fifty is a collection of essays, written in real time, through which Paloma A. Capanna explores how she tried to make thoughtful decisions in the midst of chaos in order to keep moving forward in the pulse of her life. It is the story of everyone who faces decisions that can only be made based upon the available information at the time and the bits of wisdom collected over time. Even when there is no perfect solution, she illustrates the importance of making a choice with which one can go on living. “In Paloma’s questions lives wisdom. In her answers, wonder and compassion. This is a beautiful, honest, direct book. Open it and you will find yourself in a company of someone who is brave to live in the open.” – Ilya Kaminsky, Poet, author of Dancing in Odessa, Musica Humana, and Deaf Nation, winner of the Pushcart Prize “If you are looking for insight into a life well-lived, then you have come to the right place. Paloma brings you into her world with her eloquent speech and does not let you linger lest you might be bored. You don’t want to miss out on any of her grand tidbits.” – Larry Jaffe, Poet, author of Lying Half-Naked in the Doorway, founder of Poets Beyond Borders, and International Readings Coordinator for the United Nations “Dialogue Through Poetry Week”
Category: Fiction