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Further Interpretations Of Real Life Events

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062069238
Genre : Fiction
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A dazzling new story collection from brilliant, young, award-winning writer Kevin Moffett, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events illuminates the intimate experiences of characters caught between aspiration and achievement, uncertainty and illumination, inertia and discovery, the past and the future. Channeling unexpected, eclectic voices in a collection perfectly suited to readers of Daniyal Mueenuddin, Alice Sebold, and Dave Eggers, Moffett delivers a nuanced, powerful, humorous, and moving meditation on the trials of transitions and liminal living in today’s modern world. Richard Russo says, “the first thing you notice reading the stories in Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events is the author’s extraordinary range—of expertise, technique, imagination and wit. There doesn’t seem to be much Kevin Moffett can’t do.”
Category: Fiction

One Dog Year

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233257
Genre : Fiction
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In this story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, an elderly, declining John D. Rockfeller waits in his wheelchair for an airshow to begin, pondering the tension between eking out every last moment of life and experiencing, for the first time in a long time, a moment of genuine adventure.
Category: Fiction

The Big Finish

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233264
Genre : Fiction
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"The Big Finish," a story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, takes readers on board a cruise ship with Hayes, a directionless thirty-something who takes a job as the host of the ship's bird shows for children. In his new role, he develops a strange and unexpected relationship with a fellow employee—and with the birds themselves.
Category: Fiction

In The Pines

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233240
Genre : Fiction
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"In the Pines," from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, is the story of a thrice-widowed, seventy-something woman living in a retirement home on an old Civil War battlefield. When a soldier wanders in from the backyard and befriends her, she believes she's found herself a new man.
Category: Fiction

Lugo In Normal Time

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233325
Genre : Fiction
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In this story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, a single father with an alcohol problem becomes an unlikely tragic hero. Always acting against his good intentions—both before the story begins, with his ex-wife and during it, with his fourteen-year-old daughter—Lugo is an earnest, doomed protagonist in which we will all see something of ourselves.
Category: Fiction

English Made Easy

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233196
Genre : Fiction
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"English Made Easy," a story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, explores the persistence of grief in the life of a single mother and recent widow. Moffett's story is a moving meditation on how we process loss—both within ourselves and with those around us.
Category: Fiction

Border To Border

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233158
Genre : Fiction
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In this story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, an immigrant working at an amusement park faces a daunting, dramatic decision when he loses one of his dental crowns. "Having a choice," Maxim realizes, "only meant he was going to make the wrong choice."
Category: Fiction

Buzzers

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233172
Genre : Fiction
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In a story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, a young man en route to study in Italy sits on the plane as it prepares for take-off and receives a text message that his ailing father has finally passed away. Overwhelmed and grief-stricken, he finds himself immobile. As Andrew faces a choice between leaving to tend to his mother and continuing to the escape of Italy, pretending the message was too late, Moffett delivers penetrating and brutally honest insight into a moment of paralyzing indecision.
Category: Fiction

The Silent History

Author : Eli Horowitz
ISBN : 9780374710941
Genre : Fiction
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A generation of children forced to live without words. It begins as a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; they don't learn to read, don't learn to write. As the number of cases grows to an epidemic level, theories spread. Maybe it's related to a popular antidepressant; maybe it's environmental. Or maybe these children have special skills all their own. The Silent History unfolds in a series of brief testimonials from parents, teachers, friends, doctors, cult leaders, profiteers, and impostors (everyone except, of course, the children themselves), documenting the growth of the so-called silent community into an elusive, enigmatic force in itself—alluring to some, threatening to others. Both a bold storytelling experiment and a propulsive reading experience, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett's The Silent History is at once thrilling, timely, and timeless.
Category: Fiction

First Marriage

Author : Kevin Moffett
ISBN : 9780062233219
Genre : Fiction
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In this story from Kevin Moffett's dazzling new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, a honeymooning couple in Arizona faces the vast future ahead of them—and the immediate problem of a dead animal stinking up their rental car. This meditation on marriage, commitment, and all that we give to and keep from those we love comes with equal parts heartbreak and bone-dry humor.
Category: Fiction

The Best American Magazine Writing 2010

Author : American Society of Magazine Editors
ISBN : 9780231157537
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Showcases articles written by a variety of journalists judged as finalists or winners in a contest sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and addresses topics ranging from reporting to feature writing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Models For Interpretation Of Scripture

Author : John Goldingay
ISBN : UOM:39015034520125
Genre : Religion
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This definitive study looks at the task of interpreting Scripture by exploring four broad models for understanding Scripture, namely, 'witnessing tradition', 'authoritative canon, ' 'inspired word, ' and 'experienced revelation.'
Category: Religion

Communication In Everyday Life

Author : Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
ISBN : 0893915246
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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(This book) is a clearly written and well-documented review of social communication theory, and an alternative to texts which focus primarily on the psychology of interpersonal communication and tend to exclude the social perspective on understanding interpersonal communication. Leeds-Hurwitz provides a welcome addition to introductory texts on the study of human communication. (This) is for teachers who have searched for an introductory textbook which presents a comprehensive argument for a social interactionist perspective on communication in a way understandable to students. Most refreshing is that Leeds-Hurwitz does not talk down to the reader, integrates (not just cites) original sources, and illustrates the concepts with ethnographic research.... Mark Kuhn, University of Maine, Orono in Communication Education
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Futuring Our Past

Author : Espin, Orlando
ISBN : 9781608333493
Genre : Religion
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The Catholic understanding of Tradition is not just about the preservation of ancient practices or customs; it is the process by which the faith is handed on (""traditioned"") from one generation to another. The essays in this volume, by scholars from a wide range of disciplines, center on two questions: How is the Christian tradition ""traditioned"" among Latino/as? And what impact does this ""traditioning"" have on the Tradition?
Futuring our Past is the first volume in a new Orbis series, published in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism at the University of San Diego.
Aside from the editors, contributors include Bernard Cooke, Miguel H. Díaz, Michelle González, José R. Irizzary, Francisco Lozada, Jr., Daisy L. Machado, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Gary Riebe-Estrella, Jean-Pierre Ruiz, and Theresa Torres.
Category: Religion

Qualitative Research From Start To Finish Second Edition

Author : Robert K. Yin
ISBN : 9781462521364
Genre : Social Science
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This book will help readers understand the practice of qualitative research--whether they want to do it, teach it, or just learn about it. All the major research phases are encompassed (startup, design, data collection, analysis, and composing), including newly emerging trends. Numerous easy-to-read vignettes show how other scholars have successfully implemented specific procedures. Equally distinctive, the book presents qualitative research as an adaptive craft. The array of choices among different procedures and methods enables readers to customize their own studies and to accommodate different worldviews and genres. New to This Edition: *Stronger discussion of different worldviews (e.g., constructivism, postpositivism, and pragmatism) and how they relate to different methodological choices. *Clearer emphasis on doing a generalized qualitative study, while acknowledging 12 specialized genres (e.g., action-based research, arts-based research, autoethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, and others). *Expanded discussions of different kinds of qualitative study samples and of mixed methods. *New ideas on how to avoid getting stalled when analyzing qualitative data. *Consideration of an additional way of concluding a qualitative study: by taking action. Pedagogical Features *Chapters start with an abstract and end with a suggested exercise. *Key terms and concepts appear in boldface throughout the text and are listed in end-of-chapter recaps as well as in the book’s glossary. *Sections within each chapter start with a preview box: “What you should learn from this section." *An appendix presents a semester- or yearlong field-based project.
Category: Social Science

Enough Profundities Already

Author : Jan Willem Alexander Bakker
ISBN : UOM:39015016952692
Genre : Anthropology
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Category: Anthropology

Boundaries Of The Soul

Author : June Singer
ISBN : UOM:39015026899909
Genre : Psychology
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An analytical psychologist discusses the role of Jung's concepts and teachings in furthering an understanding of the human condition and soul
Category: Psychology