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Reading Seattle

By Peter Donahue,John Trombold
  • ISBN Code: : 0295805552
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seattle, with its spectacular natural beauty and rough frontier history, has inspired writers from its earliest days. This anthology spans seven decades and includes fiction, memoirs, histories, and journalism that define the city or use it as a setting, imparting the flavor of the city through a literary prism. Reading Seattle features classics by Horace R. Cayton, Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Mary McCarthy, Murray Morgan, and John Okada as well as more recent works by Sherman Alexie, Lynda Barry, David Guterson, J. A. Jance, Jonathan Raban, and others. It includes cutting-edge work by emerging talents and reintroduces works by important Seattle writers who may have been overlooked in recent years. The writers featured in this volume explore a variety of neighborhoods and districts within the city, delineating urban spaces and painting memorable portraits of characters both historical and fictional.

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  • Pdf File: debbie-macomber-s-cedar-cove-vol-2.pdf

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#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber welcomes you to Cedar Cove! This is where you'll find small-town life at its best—and its most interesting… Meet some of the people living here: 50 Harbor Street is where private detective Roy McAfee and his wife, Corrie, live. Roy's got a new mystery to solve—one that involves him and Corrie! They've been getting postcards and messages asking if they "regret the past," and they have no idea what that means… 6 Rainier Drive is the home of Seth and Justine Gunderson, who've recently had quite a shock. They lost their business, The Lighthouse restaurant, to arson. The prime suspect is a young ex-employee who disappeared immediately afterward. Is he guilty or not? As the investigation continues, Seth and Justine discover that this kind of stress is hard on a marriage! 74 Seaside Avenue—it's the lovely home that now belongs to Teri Miller, who works at the local beauty salon, and her new husband, international chess champion Bobby Polgar. They couldn't be happier. Except that Teri can tell something's worrying Bobby… Something about her? 8 Sandpiper Way. This is where the Reverend Dave Flemming and his family live—his wife, Emily, and their two sons. But when Emily finds an earring in his pocket, an earring that's not hers, she can't help being afraid that Dave might be having an affair. Especially since he doesn't seem willing to account for some of his time! This is the second group of stories set in Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, Washington. (If you haven't read the first four, starting with 16 Lighthouse Road, don't miss them!) Read the books and watch the Hallmark Channel original series. Once you've visited Cedar Cove and met the people here, you'll want to come back!

Seeing Differently

By Amelia Jones
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136509267
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: seeing-differently.pdf

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Seeing Differently offers a history and theory of ideas about identity in relation to visual arts discourses and practices in Euro-American culture, from early modern beliefs that art is an expression of an individual, the painted image a "world picture" expressing a comprehensive and coherent point of view, to the rise of identity politics after WWII in the art world and beyond. The book is both a history of these ideas (for example, tracing the dominance of a binary model of self and other from Hegel through classic 1970s identity politics) and a political response to the common claim in art and popular political discourse that we are "beyond" or "post-" identity. In challenging this latter claim, Seeing Differently critically examines how and why we "identify" works of art with an expressive subjectivity, noting the impossibility of claiming we are "post-identity" given the persistence of beliefs in art discourse and broader visual culture about who the subject "is," and offers a new theory of how to think this kind of identification in a more thoughtful and self-reflexive way. Ultimately, Seeing Differently offers a mode of thinking identification as a "queer feminist durational" process that can never be fully resolved but must be accounted for in thinking about art and visual culture. Queer feminist durationality is a mode of relational interpretation that affects both "art" and "interpreter," potentially making us more aware of how we evaluate and give value to art and other kinds of visual culture.

Coloniality of Diasporas

By Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137413077
  • Total of Pages : 277
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 599
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Focusing on piracy in the seventeenth century, filibustering in the nineteenth century, intracolonial migrations in the 1930s, metropolitan racializations in the 1950s and 1960s, and feminist redefinitions of creolization and sexile from the 1940s to the 1990s, this book redefines the Caribbean beyond the postcolonial debate.

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need

By Andrew Tobias
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0544771419
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: the-only-investment-guide-you-ll-ever-need.pdf

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“The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need . . . actually lives up to its name.” — Los Angeles Times “So full of tips and angles that only a booby or a billionaire could not benefit.” — New York Times For nearly forty years, The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across America. This completely updated edition will show you how to use your money to your best advantage in today's financial marketplace, no matter what your means. Using concise, witty, and truly understandable tips and explanations, Andrew Tobias delivers sensible advice and useful information on savings, investments, preparing for retirement, and much more.

Green River, Running Red

By Ann Rule
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743276418
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 818
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In the most extraordinary book Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women. The quest to discover the most prolific serial killer in American history has been an intimate part of Ann Rule's life, with some of the corpses found only a mile or so from where she lived and raised her own daughters. She did not know the killer, but he apparently knew her and attended many of her book signings. For twenty-one years, the killer carried out his self-described "career" as a killing machine, ridding the world of women he considered evil. His eerie ability to lure his victims to their deaths and hide their bodies made him far more dangerous than any infamous multiple murderer in the annals of crime. A few men -- including a law student, a truck painter, and a taxi driver -- eventually emerged as the prime suspects among an unprecedented forty thousand scrutinized by the Green River Task Force. Still, there was no physical evidence linking any of them to the murders until 2001, when investigators used a new DNA process on a saliva sample they had preserved since 1987, with stunning results. Ann Rule has followed the case since July 1982, when the first body -- that of teenager Wendy Lee Coffield -- was found in the Green River, snagged on pilings under a bridge. Rule has compiled voluminous files, working through an incredible 95,000 pages of official police records, transcripts, photographs, and maps, winnowing out the chaff and identifying what is truly important. Over the years, she gained unparalleled access to all the key players -- from King County Sheriff Dave Reichert to those close to the killer and his victims. When finally apprehended and convicted, the killer made a detailed confession -- of his twisted sexual obsessions -- that will shock even the most jaded reader. Green River, Running Red is a harrowing account of a modern monster, a killer who walked among us undetected. It is also the story of his quarry -- of who these young girls were, and who they might have become. A chilling look at the darkest side of human nature, this is the most important and most personal book of Ann Rule's long career.

Seattle, Past to Present

By Roger Sale
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  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Book Code : 0295746386
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 748
  • Pdf File: seattle-past-to-present.pdf

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Roger Sale’s Seattle, Past to Present has become a beloved reflection of Seattle’s history and its possible futures as imagined in 1976, when the book was first published. Drawing on demographic analysis, residential surveys, portraiture, and personal observation and reflection, Sale provides his take on what was most important in each of Seattle’s main periods, from the city’s founding, when settlers built a city great enough that the railroads eventually had to come; down to the post-Boeing Seattle of the 1970s, when the city was coming to terms with itself based on lessons from its past. Along the way, Sale touches on the economic diversity of late nineteenth-century Seattle that allowed it to grow; describes the major achievements of the first boom years in parks, boulevards, and neighborhoods of quiet elegance; and draws portraits of people like Vernon Parrington, Nellie Cornish, and Mark Tobey, who came to Seattle and flourished. The result is a powerful assessment of Seattle’s vitality, the result of old-timers and newcomers mixing both in harmony and in antagonism. With a new introduction by Seattle journalist Knute Berger, this edition invites today's readers to revisit Sale’s time capsule of Seattle—and perhaps learn something unexpected about this ever-changing city.

Gearbreakers

By Zoe Hana Mikuta
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Book Code : 1250269512
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 118
  • Pdf File: gearbreakers.pdf

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Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're fighting for a common purpose—and falling for each other—in Zoe Hana Mikuta's high-octane debut Gearbreakers, perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown's Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu's Legend series. We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead... The shadow of Godolia's tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords. Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolia prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within. As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia's reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer—as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more... Praise for Gearbreakers: "An absolute joyride ... Zoe Hana Mikuta is a talent to be in awe of." —Chloe Gong, New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights "Dark, fierce, thrilling, and tender, Gearbreakers will make your blood sing." —Nina Varela, author of Crier's War

Collected Short Stories

By Jerome Konsker
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457567180
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: collected-short-stories.pdf

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At the age of nineteen, I left college at New York University after deciding that I did not want to be an electrical engineer and that I would not make the varsity basketball team. That meant two years in the army. It was an exciting test of my ability to function away from home. This was very late 1952. There was a war on in the Far East. My Uncle Sam decided that, being tall and strong, I would make good rifleman. After making me what he had proposed, he sent me to Korea to test my skills. They were sufficient to stay alive during the last few months leading to the truce. It was signed on July 27, 1953. I was sent to division headquarters on a mission that eludes my memory. But I did remember that I wanted to get out of the infantry company. The division newspaper beckoned, and the noncom in charge decided that I wrote well enough to join his staff. Besides, he needed someone with frontline experience. I became a cub reporter and, later, an official US Army correspondent. I began to read voraciously, starting with Ernie Pyle and Hemingway. I found my passion. The GI Bill allowed me to study, then give up journalism in favor of literature and the theater as a playwright and director. Circumstances in 1958 caused me to stop my pursuit of theater and to make a living for a family. I’ve never regretted that decision. A vacation visit to the Korean War Memorial in the year 2000 in Washington, D.C., awakened my desire to pick up the pen again. It started with minor poetry, one-act plays, short stories, and this novella. My protagonists are often soldiers, past , present, or future. However, I don’t write war stories. I only know how war can effect the minds of those who experienced it.