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All Fire All Water

All Fire All Water

by Roche, Judith

Judith Roche's fourth collection of poems, All Fire All Water, consists of four parts. "Rivers Have Memories," the first part, explores nature and our relationship to it. Poems include fish and birds, bees and wolves, storms and the changing of the seasons. Drawing from the Salish Sea, where Roche lives, the Pacific Ocean, and the northern Great Lakes, these poems are steeped in water...

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Anna Begins

Anna Begins

by Davenport, Jennifer

Anna Begins is a pair of Young Adult novellas, each about a girl and a boy around seventeen years old. In the title story, Melissa has an eating disorder, an absent best friend, a disconnected mother, her first sexual experience, and a story to write about all of it. Finding peer support in telling her own story, she decides to try to live the plot she is trying to write...

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Anna Begins

Anna Begins

by Davenport, Jennifer

Anna Begins is a pair of Young Adult novellas, each about a girl and a boy around seventeen years old. In the title story, Melissa has an eating disorder, an absent best friend, a disconnected mother, her first sexual experience, and a story to write about all of it. Finding peer support in telling her own story, she decides to try to live the plot she is trying to write...

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The Bathhouse

The Bathhouse

by Moshiri, Farnoosh

During the fundamentalist revolution in Iran, a 17-year-old girl is arrested by the Revolutionary Guards. She is not political, but her brother and sister-n-law are, so she is suspect too. She is confined in a former bathhouse with several other women ranging in age from adolescence to elderly, whose mental states vary from the stoic and care-giving to the insane...

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The Best in the West

The Best in the West

by Walker, Kathleen

It is the late 1970s, a period when local television news is changing, but few notice. The Best in the West provides a passport into this world, a world where "journalism" and "journalist" were not yet suspect terms. From the anchorman the audience foolishly loves to the harassed producers, photographers and editors, it is an unlikely but winning team...

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The Bohemians

The Bohemians

by Blauner, Laurie

In 1924 New York, Lil (short for Lillian) Moore, an artist, and Leon Shaffer, an accountant, narrate this Jazz Age story of triangular love, art and its future, willing and unwilling sacrifices, heroes and heroines, dreams, visions and illusions, music, insanity, insomnia, fame and the lack of it, and how each era is similar and different from our own. Lil's patrons, Mr. and Mrs...

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The Boy Who Learned Upside Down

The Boy Who Learned Upside Down

by Scattarella, Christy

The Boy Who Learned Upside Down is the story of a real boy who turned I can't! into I can! and Shadow, the dog who loved him. School was hard for Alex. He had learning challenges that turned reading into an endless chase after runaway words and made it difficult to pay attention, focus, and follow directions-as if he was learning upside down...

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The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes

The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes

by Gold, Jerome

The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes

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The Census Taker

The Census Taker

by Stablein, Marilyn

How does a Western cencus taker count non-bodies, or tally marriages in which the only legal and binding ones are bel fruits? Marilyn Stablein leads us on an intimate journey through India and Nepal with a vivid collection of images and encounters. Here, the Western mind meets the Eastern world...

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Charlie

Charlie

by Scott, Joanna Catherine

Charlie and the Children is a novel about an American soldier who goes to war, fathers a son, and abandons him. He is taken captive by the Viet Cong and held in a cave in a tunnel underground. Sick, starving, and alone, he gradually loses his grip on reality and becomes convinced that one of his captors is his lost son. In clear, lyrical prose, Joanna C...

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Charlie and the Children

Charlie and the Children

by Scott, Joanna

Charlie and the Children is a novel about an American soldier who goes to war, fathers a son, and abandons him. He is taken captive by the Viet Cong and held in a cave in a tunnel underground. Sick, starving, and alone, he grdually loses his grip on reality and becomes convinced that one of his captors is his lost son...

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The Cleveland Indian

The Cleveland Indian

by Salisbury, Luke

It's the end of the 19th century and the basepaths are alive with legendary players such as John McGraw and Honus Wagner. Cy Young is on the mound and King Saturday (the Cleveland Indian) is at bat. The kranks, or fans, are rooting for action. The Cleveland Indian brings to life the bawdy, often sinister, final days of the Gay Nineties...

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The Cleveland Indian

The Cleveland Indian

by Salisbury, Luke

It's the end of the 19th century and the basepaths are alive with legendary players such as John McGraw and Honus Wagner. Cy Young is on the mound and King Saturday (the Cleveland Indian) is at bat. The "kranks," or fans, are rooting for action. "The Cleveland Indian" brings to life the bawdy, often sinister, final days of the Gay Nineties...

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The Confession of Jack Straw

The Confession of Jack Straw

by Zelitch, Simone

The Confession of Jack Straw is both a political novel and a literary novel of great style and humanity. Taking the form of a confession of one of the leaders of the English Peasant Revolt of 1381, the novel accompanies the peasants as they travel through southern Englan, gathering followers, opening prisons, killing lawyers and telling stories...

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The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree

The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree

by Moshiri, Farnoosh

Awarded the Black Heron Press Prize for Social Fiction. In the dozen stories in The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree, Farnoosh Moshiri combines social and political insight with the mythology of her native Iran. Her earlier books, The Bathhouse (which also won the Black Heron Press Prize for Social Fiction) and At the Wall of the Almighty, were set in Iran...

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Crossings

Crossings

by Chang, Leonard

[i]Crossings[/i] takes an unflinching look at the lives of Korean immigrants, legal and illegal, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This novel centers on Sam, a widower, who finds himself in debt to a local gangster and Unha, an illegal immigrant working at a nightclub. Intertwined with their lives are the lives of other characters-family members, other immigrants, gangsters...

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A Crucifixion in Mexico

A Crucifixion in Mexico

by Walker, Kathleen

In the early 1970s, three American students living in Mexico witness the crucifixion and death of a man in a Mexican village at Easter. The man was not supposed to die. At first there is no explanation for his death. Then the villagers turn on the Americans, forcing them to find sanctuary in a small church...

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Dispatches from the Cold

Dispatches from the Cold

by Chang, Leonard

What would you do if strange letters began appearing in your mail box? Read them? When the unnamed narrator of this novel opens misdirected letters, he enters the harsh, disturbing world of Farrel Gorden. Gorden, an assistant manager in a sporting goods store near New Hampshire, hates his new Korean- American boss, and is on the verge of losing control of his hatred...

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The Divers and Other Mysteries of Seattle (and California, but just a little)

The Divers and Other Mysteries of Seattle (and California, but just a little)

by Gold, Jerome

The Divers and Other Mysteries of Seattle is a collection of 12 stories and two poems. Six of the stories are fictions and both poems relate fictional incidents. As the The Divers' companion book, The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes, the stories range from satirical to deadly serious, from empathetic to nostalgic...

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The Drum Tower

The Drum Tower

by Moshiri, Farnoosh

The Drum Tower is Farnoosh Moshiri's fourth work of fiction concerned with the deleterious effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This novel, told by a mentally ill, 16-year-old girl, depicts the fall of Drum Tower, the house of a family descended from generations of War Ministers...

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Early Pleasures

Early Pleasures

by Kohner, Frederick

A fictionalization of the author's adolescent sexual adventures in Austria and Paris in the years following World War I, they are for the most part adventures in sexual frustration. The four women he encounters are as different from one another as they could be...

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The Elevens

The Elevens

by Whited, David

The poems herein speak of our bodies' limitations, the boundries of love and what happenes when they are crossed, the spiritual exigencies of our lives, the irrevocability of it all ending. They are haunted by empitness and loss, tenderness and the whisper of our flesh.

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Exit Blue

Exit Blue

by Goldman, Ivan G.

Ivan Goldman envisions a riotous near future in which the Blue States have seceded and formed their own union following a disastrous US invasion of Denmark, now deemed the central front in the war on terror...

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Flesh

Flesh

by Ha, Khanh

The setting is Tonkin (northern Vietnam) at the turn of the 20th century. A boy, Tai, witnesses the beheading of his father, a notorious bandit, and sets out to recover his head and then to find the man who betrayed his father to the authorities. On this quest, Tai's entire world will shift...

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The Fruit 'N Food

The Fruit 'N Food

by Chang, Leonard

When Thomas Pak is hired as a clerk at a Korean grocery, he isn't prepared for the searing racial tensions that threaten to destroy the neighborhood in which he lives and works...

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Gently into the Land of the Meateaters

Gently into the Land of the Meateaters

by Sallis, James

Essays about the author's life in writing and music, and working as a respiratory therapist. James Sallis is the author of the widely reviewed and highly regarded Lew Griffin detective series, as well as books of jazz criticism and a new biography of Chester Himes. Gently into the Land...

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The Grand Piano Range

The Grand Piano Range

by James, Sibyl

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Hammers

Hammers

by Dakron, Ron

A young geneticist perfects a medical serum made from both human and shark DNA. In her hurry and ambition, she skips biotech protocol and tries the serum on herself. But a mistake has been made - instead of shooting u a fraction of shark DNA, she's popped the entire hammerhead genetic code. Oops. Hammers is a comic novel about people turning into sharks...

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Hammers

Hammers

by Dakron, Ron

A young geneticist perfects a medical serum made from both human and shark DNA. In her hurry and ambition, she skips biotech protocol and tries the serum on herself. But a mistake has been made - instead of shooting u a fraction of shark DNA, she's popped the entire hammerhead genetic code. Oops. Hammers is a comic novel about people turning into sharks...

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Hammers

Hammers

by Dakron, Ron

A young geneticist perfects a medical serum made from both human and shark DNA. In her hurry and ambition, she skips biotech protocol and tries the serum on herself. But a mistake has been made - instead of shooting u a fraction of shark DNA, she's popped the entire hammerhead genetic code. Oops. Hammers is a comic novel about people turning into sharks...

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Homunculus

Homunculus

by Stubblefield, Jerry

When a man can't achieve intimacy with someone else, such as a wife, he ends up achieving it with himself, which is no good. Hector Owen is well aware of his problem. He's a washed-up playwright whose imagination and creative impulse nevertheless have failed to wane in spite of his efforts to deny them...

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How I Learned That I Could Push the Button

How I Learned That I Could Push the Button

by Gold, Jerome

These essays compose a compact history of the effects of the war in Viet Nam on American life. Colored by the impact of the war, they portray some of the ways in which we looked at later events...

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Similar Titles

  • Anna Begins
  • Anna Begins
  • The Bathhouse
  • The Best in the West
  • The Bohemians
  • The Boy Who Learned Upside Down
  • The Burg and Other Seattle Scenes
  • The Census Taker
  • Charlie
  • Charlie and the Children
  • The Cleveland Indian
  • The Cleveland Indian
  • The Confession of Jack Straw
  • The Crazy Dervish and the Pomegranate Tree
  • Crossings
  • A Crucifixion in Mexico
  • Dispatches from the Cold
  • The Divers and Other Mysteries of Seattle (and California, but just a little)
  • The Drum Tower
  • Early Pleasures
  • The Elevens
  • Exit Blue
  • Flesh
  • The Fruit 'N Food
  • Gently into the Land of the Meateaters
  • The Grand Piano Range
  • Hammers
  • Hammers
  • Hammers
  • Homunculus
  • How I Learned That I Could Push the Button
  • All Fire All Water
 

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