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Tiny Whittling

Author : Steve Tomashek
ISBN : 1782403787
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Whittling is the cheapest and easiest hobby you can imagine: with just a sharp knife, a little practice and the tiniest block of wood, you can make a characterful carving in less than an hour. It's relaxing, too, and the charming and quirky results offer a cute payoff in return for a very slight investment of either time or money. A warning, though: this simple hobby can prove addictive. Tiny Whittling is a modern guide to this very ancient craft. Steve Tomashek, whose masterly little figures have won a slew of awards in the US, guides the reader through the basics, showing you the first simple cuts (on root vegetables, to minimize the danger of accidents) to create first a turnip bear, then a carrot mouse. Confidence built, you can graduate to wood, and work through photographic steps, practising each technique with specific projects, and enjoying the increasingly polished results. You'll learn how to sand, paint and decorate your carvings and the final chapters teach you how to make jointed figures and how to undertake minute groups, from a Noah's Ark to a forest scene.

North Of Boston

Author : Elisabeth Elo
ISBN : 9781101631706
Genre : Fiction
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“A gripping and unorthodox thriller, packed with intriguing characters and unexpected twists.” —Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of Nine Inches Like Smilla’s Sense of Snow combined with the best of Dennis Lehane, North of Boston is a dark and deeply atmospheric thriller with a sharp-witted, tough-talking heroine readers will be clamoring to meet again. Boston-bred Pirio Kasparov is out on her friend Ned’s fishing boat when a freighter rams into them, dumping them both into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours before being rescued. Ned is not so lucky. Pirio can’t shake the feeling that what happened was no accident, a suspicion seconded by her cynical Russian-immigrant father. And when Pirio teams up with the unlikeliest of partners, she begins unraveling a terrifying plot that leads to the frozen reaches of the Canadian arctic, where she confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself.
Category: Fiction

The Big Book Of Whittling And Woodcarving

Author : Elmer John Tangerman
ISBN : 0486261719
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Comprehensive handbook shows beginning and veteran woodcrafters how to create caricatures, rocking horse, hundreds of other items. Over 1,000 illustrations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Book Of Whittling

Author : Chris Lubkemann
ISBN : 9781607653929
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A good knife is all you need to start whittling. Whether you’re in front of a campfire or waiting for a bus, whittling is the creative way to unwind and have fun! In this book, world-famous whittler Chris Lubkemann shows you how to carve useful and whimsical objects with nothing more than an Original Swiss Army® Knife, a twig, and a few minutes of time. Learn to choose your wood, sharpen your blade, and control your knife, with dozens of easy step-by-step projects. Published in collaboration with Victorinox® AG, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Stories Of Erskine Caldwell

Author : Erskine Caldwell
ISBN : 9780820316949
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of ninety-six stories was first published in 1953 and presents the best of Erskine Caldwell's short fiction from his most productive period of work. Included is "Crown-Fire," which James Dickey praised as "the best story in the language," and such personal favorites of Caldwell as "Country Full of Swedes," "The Windfall," "Horse Thief," "Yellow Girl," and "Kneel to the Rising Sun."
Category: Fiction

The Farmer S Bride

Author : Kathleen Fuller
ISBN : 9780310355137
Genre : Fiction
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From bestselling author, Kathleen Fuller, comes another heartwarming romantic comedy set in the beloved Amish community of Birch Creek. “Once you open the book, you won’t put it down until you’ve reached the end.”—Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Seat by the Hearth, for The Teacher’s Bride They promised to keep each other’s secrets . . . not realizing they were about to make some of their own. Martha Detweiler has a problem many Amish women her age would envy: she’s the only single woman in a community of young men, and they’re all competing for her favor. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, Martha finds herself constantly fleeing from her would-be suitors, dismayed at what her life has come to. Birch Creek’s resident matchmaker, Cevilla Schlabach, suggests a solution: Martha and the bishop’s son, Seth Yoder, should pretend they are dating. What better way to keep the other young men away? But Seth is the only man around not interested in Martha. He has a secret hobby that keeps him away from social gatherings: woodcarving. Having grown up in poverty, he’s determined to keep his father’s farm successful, even if it means he has no time for dating. Then Delilah Stoll, a new resident of Birch Creek, eyes Seth as the perfect man for her granddaughter. Suddenly Cevilla’s proposition doesn’t seem all that ludicrous. Can Seth and Martha convince their family and friends to leave them alone? The second bookin bestselling author Kathleen Fuller’s Amish Brides of Birch Creek series, The Farmer’s Bride celebrates the unexpected power of love and the joy of discovering God’s calling.
Category: Fiction

The Amish Brides Of Birch Creek Collection

Author : Kathleen Fuller
ISBN : 9780310362302
Genre : Fiction
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All three novels from bestselling author Kathleen Fuller’s Amish Brides of Birch Creek series together in one collection. The Teacher's Bride When an accident puts schoolteacher Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian's careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same. With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too . . . much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian's heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love. The Farmer's Bride Martha Detweiler has a problem many Amish women her age would envy: she’s the only single woman in a community of young men, and they’re all competing for her favor. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, Martha finds herself constantly fleeing from her would-be suitors. Birch Creek’s resident matchmaker, Cevilla Schlabach, suggests a solution: Martha and the bishop’s son, Seth Yoder, should pretend they are dating. What better way to keep the other young men away? The Innkeeper's Bride When Selah Ropp returns to Birch Creek, she is a different person than when she left. Levi Stoll and his family spent a year transforming a large English house into a small inn. Now that they are open for business, Levi is pleased to have Selah join them as an employee—as long as his grandmother doesn’t try any matchmaking schemes on the two of them. After all, Selah seems as guarded as he feels, and the last thing he wants is for anyone to remind him of his history.
Category: Fiction

The Harvest

Author : Thomas L. Townsend II
ISBN : 9781477119082
Genre : Fiction
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Follow through the journey of the Wallers as they begin a new life in the remote town called Alcoquin, West Virginia and discover the mystifying ancient secrets that this place has to offer. Jeremy and his sister Ellie were unwillingly forced to leave their lives in Chicago in order to pave the way to their moms new job as a bank president in a small community. Unbeknownst to them, this journey is only the beginning of a series of spine-tingling episodes that will test their characters and real values in life. Find out what awaits them as you flip the compelling pages of The Harvest.
Category: Fiction

How The Dead Live

Author : Will Self
ISBN : 9780802193377
Genre : Fiction
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Will Self possesses one of the greatest literary imaginations of any writer working today. How the Dead Live is his most extraordinary book yet—a novel that will challenge, entertain, and truly astonish. Lily Bloom is an aging American transplanted to England who has lost her battle with cancer and lies wasting away at the Royal Ear Hospital. As her two daughters—lumpy Charlotte, who runs a hugely successful chain of stationery stores called Waste of Paper, and beautiful Natasha, a junkie—buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, Lily slides in and out of the present, taking us on a surreal, opinionated trip through the stages of a lifetime of lust and rage. A career girl in the 1940s, a sexed-up, tippling adulteress in the 1950s and ‘60s, a divorced PR flak in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lily presents us with a portrait of America and England over sixty years of riotous and unreal change. And then it’s over: Lily catches a cab with the aboriginal wizard Phar Lap Jones, her guide to the shockingly banal world of the dead. It’s a world that is surreal but familiar, where she again works in PR and rediscovers how great smoking is, where her cohabitants include Rude Boy, the son who died at age nine and now swears a blue streak, and three eyeless, murmuring wraiths, the Fats—composed of the pounds, literally the whole selves, she lost and gained over her lifetime. As Lily settles into her nonexistence, the most difficult challenge for this staunchly difficult woman is how to understand that she’s dead, and how to leave the rest behind. How the Dead Live is an unforgettable portrait of the human condition, the struggle with life and with death. It’s a novel that will disturb and provoke, the work, in the words of one British reviewer, “of a novelist writing at the height of his powers.”
Category: Fiction

Rogues And Vagabonds

Author : Marilyn Lightstone
ISBN : 9780773733206
Genre : Fiction
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Rogues and Vagabonds, Marilyn Lightstone’s remarkable first foray into fiction, tells the story of a disparate group of characters brought together by the one great passion they all share: their love of the theatre. There is Milo, Brandoesque bad-boy, whose streetwise machismo conceals the soul of an artist. There is Adam, former TV variety performer, for whom the price of a place in the legitimate theatre is a break with his homosexual past. There is Bobby, the temptress, whose illegitimate pregnancy sets in motion a series of events that will have tragic consequences. And guiding them all is Theo, charismatic founder of NAADA -- the North American Academy of Dramatic Art -- willing to break all rules, and transcend all boundaries, to mold his young charges. Author and multi-award-winning actress Marilyn Lightstone brings a lifetime of personal experience to this rollicking, old-fashioned feast of a novel. Written with passion and an unerring eye for detail, Rogues and Vagabonds is a theatrical saga: an epic tale of the pain endured, the sacrifices made, and the secrets kept in the name of art. “Award-winning stage and screen actress Marilyn Lightstone enters the literary world with an old-fashioned (though far from demure) tale of the perils and passion of theatre. The tale offers much theatrical atmosphere and detail, some lucious sex scenes… an entertaining diversion for a dark [winter] weekend.” -Jim Bartley for THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Category: Fiction

For King And Country

Author : T.L. Smythe
Genre : Fiction
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I am a simple soldier I am not the strongest man, nor the fastest. I am not the best with the sword or the bow. I am not the quickest to get the point or the wittiest with a retort. I can lift a great weight, run fast, spar with a sword, hunt with a bow, laugh at a jest and respond with a pun. I am not the best or brightest or fastest or smartest or most flippant. Yet I do well in all areas. Not being the best keeps me humble and inspires me to strive for better. While being amongst the best gives me the confidence to always push forward. I joined the Kings Army directly from the farm the day after my Day of Majority rite. I was not driven out for dishonest actions, nor did I run from abusive parents. I did not hunger for great adventure though I did become restless in the tedium of a farmers life. In the end my choice was simple. The King called and I answered. This is my story.
Category: Fiction

Fish Fishing And The Meaning Of Life

Author : Jeremy Paxman
ISBN : 9780141911274
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Jeremy Paxman has created the perfect literary catch for fellow angling enthusiasts in this rich and varied anthology. Ten thoroughly entertaining themed chapters include 'Ones That Got Away', 'Ones That Didn’t Get Away' and 'Fish That Bit Back'. Each is introduced by Paxman’s own sharp, humorous observations and features both contemporary and historical writing about fishing in prose and verse, covering everything from tench tickling to piranha attacks. Some pieces are well known favourites, others are obscure, every one is a delight. 'A superb compilation because it roams from carp to cod, trout to tarpon and does not regurgitate the same old clippings. Paxman has clearly read widely and wisely in putting this together ... probably the definitive anthology of angling writing.' Keith Elliott, Independent on Sunday.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The New England Year

Author : Haydn Sanborn Pearson
ISBN : UCAL:$B69298
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life

Portable Childhoods

Author : Ellen Klages
ISBN : 9781616960988
Genre : Fiction
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“Brilliant stories.” —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother “There are so many smart, sweet, funny, troubling treats here about so many things—childhood, chefs, God, barber shops, the atomic bomb—that it’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Just read them all! They’re great!“ —Connie Willis, author of To Say Nothing of the Dog This long-awaited first short fiction collection from Scott O'Dell award-winning author Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. Includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic” as well as the story that became The Green Glass Sea.
Category: Fiction

Complete Stories

Author : Erskine Caldwell
ISBN : UOM:39015010218744
Genre : Short stories, American
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This collection of 96 stories presents the best of Erskine Caldwell's short fiction from his most productive period of work.
Category: Short stories, American

Literary Digest

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ISBN : MINN:31951001900113T
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The Literary Digest

Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler
ISBN : PSU:000020208936
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Chance Fortune And The Outlaws

Author : Shane Berryhill
ISBN : 9781429992091
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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For as long as he can remember, fourteen-year-old Joshua Blevins has wanted to be a superhero. He has the brains, the passion, and the heart. There's only one problem: he doesn't have any superpowers. But Josh isn't about to let that stop him. Determined not to give up on his dream, Josh enlists the aid of his mentor, Captain Fearless, a retired costumed adventurer, to gain entrance to the Burlington Academy for the Superhuman under the false identity of Chance Fortune—a superhuman with the power of having unnaturally good luck. Masquerading as Chance, Josh rises among the ranks of his fellow students at the Academy, eventually becoming the leader of his own combat team, the Outlaws. Together, Chance and his teammates Psy-Chick, Shocker, Gothika, Space Cadet, Iron Maiden, and Private Justice make new friends, battle new enemies, and ultimately find themselves caught up in a struggle for the fate of the universe. Can Chance and the Outlaws save the universe—AND survive their freshman year? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Push Push

Author : Sindiwe Magona
ISBN : 9780807096192
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful collection of stories by the acclaimed author of Mother to Mother This collection of Sindiwe Magona's short fiction, following the publication to wide acclaim of her novel Mother to Mother, ranges in location from rural Transkei, her homeland, and the black township of Guguletu, where she struggled to raise her children, to New York, where she immigrated. With vivid and perceptive prose, Magona creates memorable characters, both hilarious and tragic, who bring to life the rich and varied backgrounds and cultures of South Africa.
Category: Fiction