Winner of the Nebula and WSFA Short Fiction Awards From award-winning author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of short stories, including "Jackalope Wives," "The Tomato Thief," "Pocosin," and many others. By turns funny, lyrical, angry and beautiful, this anthology includes two all-new stories, "Origin Story" and "Let Pass The Horses Black," appearing for the first time in print.
Instructional units integrate all areas of the curriculum and serve as models to educators at all levels. Adopted as a supplementary text in schools of education nationwide, this resource features more than 30 outstanding children's fiction books that are rich in scientific concepts yet equally well known for their strong story lines and universal appeal. Activities can be used with appropriate titles for higher grades. Grades K-3.
Having a dog who has earned the name Dumpster is embarrassing. Ever since Erika's best friend, Lisa, moved away, Erika has been miserable at school because Kyla, a girl in her class, is an expert tease and Erika is her target. When a new girl with an unusual name joins the grade six class, Erika is surprised to find that she wants to be friends with both Kyla and Erika. Erika is certain that her days of having a friend are numbered, and she is determined to make the friendship last as long as possible. To do that, she believes, she must not let Mercedes learn about all her dogs. But before she is done, Mercedes will surprise her--and Erika will surprise herself.
A collection of cinema related essays written by Charu Nivedita in 2010. இதைப் படிக்கும் ஒருவருக்கு தமிழ் சினிமா பற்றி மிகவும் எதிர்மறையாக எழுதப்பட்ட கட்டுரைகள் என்று தோன்றக்கூடும்..
தமிழ் சினிமாவை மிக அதிகமாக நேசிப்பதாலேயே இப்படிப்பட்ட கட்டுரைகளை எழுதினேன். கடந்த 30 ஆண்டுகளாக சர்வதேச சினிமாவின் தீவிரமான ரசிகன் என்ற முறையில் இதையெல்லாம் சொல்லியாக வேண்டியிருக்கிறது. உண்மையில் இந்த விமர்சனங்களுக்கு ஆளானவர்கள் எனக்கு நன்றி தெரிவிக்க வேண்டும். ஆனால் நிலைமை அப்படி இல்லை.
அவர்கள் என்மீது கோபப்படுகிறார்கள். உங்கள் எடையை 200 கிலோவாகக் காண்பிக்கும் எடை எந்திரத்தின் மீது கோபப்படுவீர்களா? நான் யாரை விமர்சித்து எழுதுகிறேனோ அவர்கள் மீது எனக்குத் தனிப்பட்ட முறையில் எந்தவித கோபமோ அல்லது நட்புணர்வோ கிடையாது. என்னுடைய கவனமெல்லாம் அந்த சினிமாவைப் பற்றி மட்டுமே இருக்கிறது. - Charu Nivedita , in his introduction
Witches of Etlantium continues with an exciting and romantic new installment Aislin has been abducted from her homeland and sold into slavery by her mother to a man she has yet to meet and delivered by a man she can't resist.
The two of them have their own demons to manage, but if she can win either of them to her side, she might have a chance of finding revenge on the selfish mother who refuses to pass down her power. But life as a chattel wife isn't easy, and it certainly isn't safe enough to plot revenge. Read the exciting new installment of the Witches of Etlantium and find out how power, manipulation, and finding yourself can take you on a gruesome, thrilling, yet deeply romantic adventure Smoke Witch is the continuation of the NA romance series Witches of Etlantium, and offers a strong female lead, fantasy with a bit of mercenary romance and womens adventure, and a sorceress romance take on abduction romance.
Meet A.K. Swift, a working-class war veteran and family man who is haunted by visions of nuclear apocalypse. When matters of conscience determine that he can no longer support the State-sponsored institutions that create the machines that threaten the living, A.K.decides to stop paying. Trouble is, he's not a very good tax resister. He forgets to attend the meetings and doesn't bother to fill out the proper forms. Now he worries there may be consequences. From the dustbin of Cold War protest literature, Bradley Smith s The Man Who Saw His Own Liver emerges as a heartfelt meditation on the time problem of the individual against authority. Rooted in libertarian theory and the moribund tradition of American transcendentalism, it is the story of an accidental rebel trembling in comic defiance under the yoke of God and State, and before the face Leviathan of modern Bureaucracy. Smith's writing is animated by a crisp and laconic prose-poetic hum. His is a uniquely personal canvass in which storytelling and gently wrought polemics interweave, seamly, with turns of magical realism coming to rest in that frail, strangely familiar liminal space, where ineffable exaltation and terror transcend the political. Originally conceived and performed for the stage in 1983, The Man Who Saw His Own Liver is presented by Nine-Banded books in novelized form.
It is appended with Smith s short story, Joseph Conrad and the Monster from the Deep. We hope you enjoy it.
To Live in the World as Ourselves: Self-Discovery and Better Relationships through Jung’s Typology is a guide to one of the pillars of Jungian psychology. Going far beyond merely an exercise in categorizing and affixing ourselves and others with a personality “type,” the author offers simple but fundamental aspects of psychology that are easily observable in everyone. The book shows readers how to discover the essentials of their true nature, and offers techniques to live more authentically and with stress, and to relate to others with more ease, understanding and mutual support. Through real-life examples and avatars of typology from popular culture, the author describes extroversion and introversion, thinking, feeling, intuition and sensation, universal psychological abilities to perceive and process life experience that cover all aspects of a fully human life. She shows how an innate hierarchy of these psychological abilities shapes our personal priorities, interests, special talents, ways of working and relating, even how we fall in love. Throughout the book are tips on relating best to people of various typologies, so as to avoid misunderstandings and even heal long-standing conflicts. Readers find out where they are likely to feel vulnerable, and ways to work best with and around fears and self-doubts, leading to self-awareness, self-enhancement and deeply rewarding relationships.