Aunty Lily

Author: Jennifer Munro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781624910722
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Munro's stories were born five decades ago in a small English village where children were seen and not heard, fathers were wacky, neighbors were snoopy, and maiden aunts were beautifully crafted artifices. Her original stories, dolloped with characters reminiscent of those from her childhood, telling of domestic shenanigans and outings gone revealingly awry are written with meticulous timing. Rich in details about the frailty and strength of the human spirit, her stories resonate with the truth of what is means to be human.

Tango

Author: Justin Bond
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558617477
Size: 66.81 MB
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Hailed as 'the greatest cabaret artist of [his] generation' in the New Yorker, Justin Vivian Bond makes a brilliant literary debut with this candid and hilarious novella-length memoir. With a recent diagnosis of attention deficit disorder and news that Bond's first lover from childhood has been imprisoned for impersonating an undercover police officer, Bond recalls in vivid detail his coming-of-age as a trans kid. With inimitable style, Bond raises issues about LBGTQ adolescence, homophobia, parenting and sexuality, while being utterly entertaining.

The Secret Life Of Violet Grant

Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425274845
Size: 47.49 MB
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Originally published in hardcover in 2014 by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

The Aesthetic Astronaut

Author: Roger Armbrust
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9781935166009
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In these 122 sonnets, poet Roger Armbrust escorts readers on an insightful journey throughout Earth and beyond. We experience the loneliness and instpiration of "the Aesthetic Astronaut"; cold-blooded calculations of "The Armchair Assassin"; passion and sense of the romantic lover; reflective memories of a gentle heart growing older; ironic vision of an observer to history, and subtle--and sometimes not so subtle--humor of a fellow human involved in our day-to-day challenge of living a worthwhile life. The poet's imagery and attitude. . . may fascinate, thrill, sadden, anger, or push you to laughter or meditation. But you'll find the trip a fascinating literary ride.

Curriculum Vitae

Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811219235
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Muriel Spark s bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer s life."

Haunting Experiences

Author: Diane Goldstein
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 0874216818
Size: 70.16 MB
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Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts.

Eileen

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143128752
Size: 66.87 MB
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"A lonely young woman working in a boys prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense."--Provided by publisher.

Motohuma The Firehead

Author: Jennifer Munro
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481974370
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Motohuma the Firehead is the story of a white child growing up in a black country (Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe), as it goes through traumatic changes and a savage bush war. Three love stories across two generations are intertwined, but perhaps the greatest love story of all is the one the author tells about the country she's lost. Poppet, the heroine, knows there is a dark secret about her birth, but she never suspects the truth! She dreams of a house fire, and lives with unexplained scars on her body. Her real name is never used, and she does not look like anyone else in her family. Something happened to her long ago, in the years before her memory was formed, but nobody on the remote farm where she lives will tell her what it was. The same secret literally drives her father to drink, but she won't share what he knows with her. Poppet's mother is dead; killed in a terrorist attack on the farm, her brother is confused, and the farm workers are determined to mind their own business. Poppet sets out to uncover the secret, beginning a journey that takes her to London, and brings her back to her African home where the truth and her worst fears lie. She has to deal with murder, rape, snakes, crocodiles and depression, and overcome them all before she finally arrives at the end of the secret. This is a romantic coming-of-age story, set in a wild and dangerous, but beautiful country. Poppet is a courageous, flame-haired heroine with a lot to learn, not least how to love the man who loves her so passionately. 'Every Paradise has its Serpent, and every Eden its exiles.' "Adrian swore, 'I will never leave Africa.I was born here and I love Africa.' The reply came: 'It doesn't matter how much you love Africa if Africa does not love you." I hope you enjoy it! It was written from my soul. Jennifer Munro "This book will make you laugh and make you cry. If it doesn't touch your heart, you haven't got one." "This book was absolutely beautiful. It is an engaging book that is impossible to put down from start to finish. You really come to care about Poppet. This book was truly a great find! " "Quite simply put; I loved this book! It's beautifully written, the descriptions bring the Africa I remember to life, the characters are people that feel familiar, people that you can connect with and it's definitely a page turner.I would definitely recommend this book!" "The best book I have read this year! The Characters are vivid and alive. The scenery is so real. If I hadn't read the Authors web site, I would have thought the story was autobiographical - it is so life like."