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ALZHEIMER'S: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NATURAL SCIENCE OF EVENT-BASED PSYCHOLOGY

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NATURAL SCIENCE OF EVENT-BASED PSYCHOLOGY

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Psychology provides the option of two thinking and reasoning languages. One is grounded in the assumptions of a natural science, the other is rooted in pseudo-scientific ideology. The choice between these two languages determines how one thinks and reasons. The non-labeling language of science guides one's thinking to behavioral explanation, based on observed truths. The other, the labeling language of main-stream psychologies, reduces one's thinking to assuming behavior can be explained by believed-in abstract constructed determiners. The Natural Science Of Event-Based (E-B) Psychology, is the only applied psychology that is grounded in the psycholinguistic assumptions of a natural science.

BIG BOY

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BIRDING IN THE FACE OF TERROR

BIRDING IN THE FACE OF TERROR

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How would our lives be different if we could weather the storms of tragedy and loss without fear? What if the fearlessness were not a result of isolation from others or insulation in comforting beliefs, but of full immersion in uncertainty, armed only with the trust that what we perceive as the entirety of a lifetime is nothing compared to what Life really is?

With the raw, surreal events of September 11, 2001 as the backdrop, "Birding in the Face of Terror" is told by two parallel narrators, Joseph and Pedro, facing the same spiritual crisis. Both must use their scattershot religious and philosophical background to come to grips with psychological exiles of their own devising. Joseph, trapped by circumstance as an eyewitness to the terrifying events on the East Coast, is forced from his agoraphobic shell into a hero's role. Pedro is secluded and silenced on the West Coast, left to plumb his own interior landscape to make sense of it all. The saving grace of connection comes in ways both ordinary and mysterious when a kindred clan of mystics from the Heartland emerge, offering a middle road between their extremes.

As John Donne famously told us, "No man is an island." "Birding" contemplates this timeless truth anew, unveiling answers both familiar and revolutionary. Though it flips the bird in the face of our post-9/11 security hysteria and de facto state religion, it does so by pointing toward an alternate way of seeing that confounds common assumptions about who we are. While tipping some of our most sacred cows, it also makes space for everyday miracles to work their wonders through characters who never expected themselves to be holy. The result is an upwelling inspiration, steeped in a no-nonsense pantheistic spirituality that will speak to today's savvy, multicultural truth seekers.

"Birding" is an antidote for our age of anxiety, a hopepunk testament of love and wholeness for a culture broken by fear.

BRIGHT SHINING WORLD

BRIGHT SHINING WORLD

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A darkly funny thriller about one boy's attempt to unravel the mysterious phenomenon affecting students in his new town, as he finds a way to resist sinister forces and pursue hope for them all.

Wallace Cole is perpetually moving against his will. His father has some deeply important job with an energy company that he refuses to explain to Wallace who is, shall we say, suspicious. Not that his father ever listens to him. Just as Wallace is getting settled into a comfortable life in Kentucky, his father lets him know they need to immediately depart for a new job in a small town in Upstate New York which has recently been struck by an outbreak of inexplicable hysterics--an outbreak which is centered at the high school Wallace will attend.

In the new town, go from disturbing to worse: trees appear to be talking to people; a school bully, the principal, and the town police force take an instant dislike to Wallace; and the student body president is either falling for him or slipping into the enveloping darkness. Bright Shining World is a novel of resistance, of young people finding hope and courage and community in a collapsing world.

CARNIVALE

CARNIVALE

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The painter Guido Diamante is plunged into the mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of his rascal mentor at the Hudson River College. Exciting, heady times ensue as he reviews his own guilty past and traces his life through a labyrinth of adventures from the sexy, psychedelic 1960s to the financial crisis of 2008. Steeped in references to Renaissance art, alchemy, and the Tarot, Carnevale is a family saga, a satire of the art market and of faculty life, and the story of Guido's love for his wayward cousin Tina, a psychic like him.

CLEANING NABOKOVS HOUSE

CLEANING NABOKOVS HOUSE

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Now in paperback, the stunning debut about a woman rediscovering herself after a divorce explores the heartbreaking and deeply funny aspects of the mess called love. With glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, NPR's All Things Considered, and more.

When Barb Barrett walks out on her loveless marriage, she doesn't realize she will lose everything: her home, her financial security, even her beloved children. Approaching forty with her life in shambles and no family or friends to turn to, Barb must now discover what it means to rely on herself in a stark new emotional landscape.

With only a questionable business plan in hand, Barb is determined to reinvent herself. She moves into a house once occupied by the literary genius Vladimir Nabokov, author of the notorious Lolita. She discovers what could be Nabokov's last unpublished manuscript and from there begins a personal journey that is deliciously romantic, darkly comic, and wise.

Written in elegant prose and illuminated by sharp humor and wit, Cleaning Nabokov's House offers a new vision of modern love and a reminder that it is never too late to find loyalty to our truest selves.

DANCING WITH A WANDERER

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DOWN IN SAN BENITO

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ENTERTING THE MOUNTAIN

ENTERTING THE MOUNTAIN

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In choosing Peter Fortunato for a Pablo Neruda Award, Stanley Kunitz told the author, "You've discovered your legend. Now where will it take you?" Entering the Mountain is the result.


"These poems brilliantly meld personal history, myth, and the heart's irrefutable music. The great poem, 'Every Wizard, ' like so much in this fine collection, is not only a testimony to history--his father's complicated immigrant experience--but to how each of us must honor the weight of love. We can celebrate Art, craft, and the intricacies of how a poem makes us feel, but Fortunato, like a seer, reminds us of the mind's irrepressible provender and the heart's irreducible calculus."
--Kenneth A. McClane

"The first thing we notice about the poetry of Peter Fortunato is the strength of voice as he delves into memories of family and kinship, and a cultural heritage going back to Italy and even classical Greece. An important theme in Entering the Mountain is performance, performance of music, of magic, escape artistry, the performance of rituals and celebrations of both the living and the dead, acts of homage and affection in our daily lives."
--Robert Morgan

"[These poems] walk the reader into a world that is full of mystery yet grounded in the poet's commitment to seeing and recording the natural world and his place in it, inviting us to be part of his magician's story."
--Bertha Rogers

FAIREST OF THEM ALL: WILL ROBO

FAIREST OF THEM ALL: WILL ROBO

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The world celebrated with the development of Artificial Intelligence in the middle of the twenty-first century and established a robot singularity. In order to create an elite standard of living, most jobs were replaces with these robots. After the discovery that the uncountable could not be coerced, the armies of robots that inhabited every part of the workforce were recalled and replaced by a robot force that was tethered by a single computer run by the central government. The Agency that once protected the nation from malicious foreign influences was turned inward and trained to hunt and eliminate the members of the robot singularity.

Many years later, enthralled in a government conspiracy to destabilize the sovereign nations of the Americas in order to create a world government, a lone robot disappears with a dangerous antigen stolen from a government laboratory. Believing that the robot had been hacked by a terrorist group, the Agency was brought in to find it. Unable to locate the robot, the agency must hire Bob Sags, a retired agent turned person finder, to track down and eliminate the wayward robot. During his investigation when things do not add up, Bob is declared an enemy of the state and becomes hunted. It becomes a race against time when Bob realizes that the only way to clear his name is to find the robot before the Agency does.

Fake Accounts

Fake Accounts

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Social media has lurked in the background of contemporary literary fiction . . . but here it feels, finally, fully and thoroughly explored, with style and originality . . . I felt sharpened by it, grateful for its provocations. --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A woman in a tailspin discovers that her boyfriend is an anonymous online conspiracy theorist in this "absolutely brilliant take on the bizarre and despicable ways the internet has warped our perception of reality" (Elle, One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year).

On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend's phone and makes a startling discovery: he's an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that. Already fluent in internet fakery, irony, and outrage, she's not exactly shocked by the revelation. Actually, she's relieved--he was always a little distant--and she plots to end their floundering relationship while on a trip to the Women's March in DC. But this is only the first in a series of bizarre twists that expose a world whose truths are shaped by online lies.

Suddenly left with no reason to stay in New York and increasingly alienated from her friends and colleagues, our unnamed narrator flees to Berlin, embarking on her own cycles of manipulation in the deceptive spaces of her daily life, from dating apps to expat meetups, open-plan offices to bureaucratic waiting rooms. She begins to think she can't trust anyone--shouldn't the feeling be mutual?

Narrated with seductive confidence and subversive wit, Fake Accounts challenges the way current conversations about the self and community, delusions and gaslighting, and fiction and reality play out in the internet age.

FALL OF ATHENS

FALL OF ATHENS

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The Fall of Athens reflects the bleak state of present-day Athens and reminds the reader that there is nothing new about Greece's suffering. Combining present observations with portraits of the Greek musicians and writers, Holst-Warhaft's book is both a peon of praise for the music and poetry that the author first discovered in the Greece of the 1960's, and a reminder of how much the country has changed since it returned to democracy in 1974. Having played in the orchestras of such legends as Mikis Theodorakis and Dionysis Savvopoulos, the author had a bird's eye view of 20th century Greek music at its apogee. Translating Greek poetry and prose later brought her in close contact with some of the leading writers of the period. With the discovery of Greek music and poetry came the forging of lasting friendships with these giants of Greek culture. This eclectic compilation of poetry, prose, translation, memoir, and songs captures the enigmatic, hybrid nature of Greece, a country that has always had the ability to create extraordinary beauty out of suffering.
FALLING OPEN IN A WORLD FALLIN

FALLING OPEN IN A WORLD FALLIN

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This book offers the "jewel" of Amoda Maa's teachings-how to be fully awake and fully human, open in a way that's the key to freedom and to what's most needed in our troubled times. Unlike having no boundaries, this openness transforms reactivity, ends separation, leads us to our true authority, and guides us with the intelligence of love.
FAULT LINES: FRACTURED FAMILIE

FAULT LINES: FRACTURED FAMILIE

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Real solutions to a hidden epidemic: family estrangement.

Estrangement from a family member is one of the most painful life experiences. It is devastating not only to the individuals directly involved--collateral damage can extend upward, downward, and across generations, More than 65 million Americans suffer such rifts, yet little guidance exists on how to cope with and overcome them. In this book, Karl Pillemer combines the advice of people who have successfully reconciled with powerful insights from social science research. The result is a unique guide to mending fractured families.

Fault Lines shares for the first time findings from Dr. Pillemer's ten-year groundbreaking Cornell Reconciliation Project, based on the first national survey on estrangement; rich, in-depth interviews with hundreds of people who have experienced it; and insights from leading family researchers and therapists. He assures people who are estranged, and those who care about them, that they are not alone and that fissures can be bridged.

Through the wisdom of people who have been there, Fault Lines shows how healing is possible through clear steps that people can use right away in their own families. It addresses such questions as: How do rifts begin? What makes estrangement so painful? Why is it so often triggered by a single event? Are you ready to reconcile? How can you overcome past hurts to build a new future with a relative?

Tackling a subject that is achingly familiar to almost everyone, especially in an era when powerful outside forces such as technology and mobility are lessening family cohesion, Dr. Pillemer combines dramatic stories, science-based guidance, and practical repair tools to help people find the path to reconciliation.

FIFTH DAY

FIFTH DAY

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The Dead Are the Only Lucky Ones Among Us.

Portents of evil. Dreams of destruction, chaos, death. Feelings of terrible foreboding, heavy as the dark skies before a storm hits.

Within twenty-four hours, the sudden and nearly universal presentiment of doom experienced by folks in the peaceful beach town of Furness, California is found to be horrifyingly accurate when a handful of people wake up to find that their friends, families, and loved ones--in fact, most of the inhabitants of the Earth--have simultaneously vanished without a trace.


Left behind to make sense of a strange and depopulated world are an odd assortment of people. A wry and jaded psychic who knows good and well that her fortunetelling is a sham--until the day it begins to come true. A kind, idealistic registered nurse. A thirteen-year-old science nerd. A church custodian. An outspoken, pragmatic physicist. A volatile and unpredictable bakery owner. A tough-as-nails ex-Army sergeant with a terrible secret, who is determined that he'll survive this, even if it's at the cost of the others.


But they soon discover that they're not the only ones trying to find their way through the empty streets of Furness. Because the cataclysm that took 99% of the Earth's inhabitants did one other thing.

It released the monsters.

FISHING THE JUMPS

FISHING THE JUMPS

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But in fishing the jumps there comes a moment when an insatiable hunger rises up in you and everything turns wild."The term "fishing the jumps" speaks to a method of catching fish while they're in the midst of a wild, frenzied state. And just like the undercurrents that exist in the lakes on which this tale is based, some relationships have a way of hiding -- and revealing -- turmoil just beneath the surface.

In his latest novel, award-winning writer Lamar Herrin highlights the art of storytelling and the value of friendship with a lush, outdoor landscape serving as a backdrop. Set over the course of a weekend spent fishing on an Adirondack lake, two middle-aged friends -- Jim McManus and Walter Kidman -- sip Jim Beam on the rocks and share tales of memory and camaraderie as the past and present meld to reveal that what happens in the past rarely stays there.

Lyrical and poetic, playful and entertaining, Fishing the Jumps is more than just fishing tales. It is a seamless and haunting novel that is ultimately a story of the deep and necessary relationship between two men and the binding and nourishing effect of family -- not only of an extended family, but of a whole community, and in fact, a whole region.

Fractures

Fractures

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A Thousand Acres and Empire Falls meet during the present hydrofracking controversy as a beleaguered patriarch must decide the fate of his land and children in this enveloping family drama

The Joyner family sits atop prime Marcellus Shale. When landmen for the natural gas companies begin to lease property all around the family's hundred acres, the Joyners start to take notice. Undecided on whether or not to lease the family land, Frank Joyner must weigh his heirs' competing motivations. All of this culminates as a looming history of family tragedy resurfaces.

A sprawling family novel, Fractures follows each Joyner as the controversial hydrofracking issue slowly exacerbates underlying passions and demons. With echoes of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Fractures takes its reader deep into the beating heart and hearth of a family divided

"Lamar Herrin's Fractures is a brilliantly conceived and executed novel that illustrates how coping with familial dysfunctions can help us understand and deal with the more deadly dysfunctions of society. Here's one of my favorite writers at his finest." --Ron Hansen, author of The Assassination of Jesse James

GIANT'S CHAIR

GIANT'S CHAIR

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Adam Chance is the quintessential Sixties man. He saw The Beatles at Shea Stadium, went to Woodstock and was active in the Antiwar movement. Then, he wrote about the counterculture in his best-selling book, WALDEN PAVED OVER. Now, in the 1990s, Adam finds himself middle aged, divorced and suffering from every author's nightmare ... writer's block. An understanding therapist suggests that he keep a journal to do a life review. The effect is liberating. No longer does he have to worry about word limits and cranky editors. He's totally free to express his point of view and explore new writing styles. Adam recalls sharing a pizza with Jim Morrison in a Greek restaurant. He reminisces about a transcendent conversation with John Lennon in Central Park. He balances satire and parody by imagining a 'Sixties Sell-Out' awards ceremony, composing a list of 60 things he fears might happen and writing the script for the final episode of STAR TREK. Adam's fondest memories are of his childhood with best friend, Midnight Duke. In the Summer of 1963, Adam and Midnight climb the Giant's Chair, a huge rock formation located in the rolling hills beyond their back yards. The two boys remain friends into adulthood as they pass through different phases of their lives. Then tragedy strikes and each man must cope with the outcome on his own level. Eventually, both friends are led back to the Giant's Chair. Adam gives himself permission to explore his spiritual side. He immerses himself in books on mind/body healing and practices meditation. He seeks forgiveness from his ex-wife, desires reconciliation with an estranged brother and celebrates the unique qualities of the Sixties generation. Adam's road to understanding contains a few bumps along the way, but his journal becomes the path to renewal. Ultimately, Adam Chance discovers an answer that has always been inside him ... a basic truth as old as time itself.
GRANDFATHER'S MANDOLIN

GRANDFATHER'S MANDOLIN

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Poetry. Jewish Studies. GRANDFATHER'S MANDOLIN, by Fran Markover, is a collection of poems deeply rooted in family and what has come before. David Keplinger notes that in these poems languages and names and articles of clothing seem to have lives, hats are thought to be alive, and names deserve elegies and memorials because they are breathing things that can pass away from this world, if we do not take care. Poem by poem, Markover creates a rich landscape of lives remembered, honored and loved.

HARD ROAD TO JUSTICE: MY LIFE AS A RENEGADE LAWYER

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HAVE A VERY BAD DAY

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House of the Deaf

House of the Deaf

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Ben Williamson has lost a daughter. While studying abroad in Madrid, Michelle Williamson was caught in a bombing by Basque separatists, a bombing that killed her and several members of the Guardia Civil at a post in a park. For Ben, this act of violence has left only questions, and at a moment of despair he decides to seek out the reasons for Michelle's death. As Ben begins to learn about the endless tensions beneath the surface of Spanish culture, he finds that he wants someone to answer for his loss.

Ben's other daughter, Annie, is also wrestling with the loss of her sister. When she follows her father to Spain, she finds a changed man.

Haunting and beautiful, House of the Deaf is the story of one man's brush with terrorism and his quest to find answers.

INSPIRED: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS AND SUCH

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KNIGHT OF HIBERNIA

KNIGHT OF HIBERNIA

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Arriving on a distant shore, guided only by a mysterious book he found of a dead man, Dar LaCross journeys to join the famed Knights of Hibernia. But he soon finds that things are not how he expects as he clings to a knightly code of honor obsolete in the world he encounters. A young woman, Fayette, on a mission for the Duchess of the Eamhain, finds herself in midst of an invasion. Fayette convinces Dar to help her cross the wilds of the Marche to reach Eamhain before it is too late. Hunted by the invaders, Dar and Fayette must use their wit and skill to cross the wilderness of an untamed world. As they learn to work together, bandits, witches, invaders, and the creatures of the deep forest stand between them and the castle at Eamhain many miles away. Searching for a way through the wilderness, Dar and Fayette discover the means to reach their goal in each other. As they race against time, they must reach the Duchess and warn her before the next attack.

LAST COLLECTION

LAST COLLECTION

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With World War II looming over Paris, an American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this "fascinating" (Hazel Gaynor) novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American.

Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most successful fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel's are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli's are bold, experimental, and surreal.

When Lily Sutter, a recently widowed young American teacher, visits her brother, Charlie, in Paris, he wants to buy her a couture dress--a Chanel. Lily, however, prefers a Schiaparelli. Charlie's socially prominent girlfriend soon begins wearing Schiaparelli's designs, too, and much of Paris follows in her footsteps.

Schiaparelli offers budding artist Lily a job at her store, and Lily finds herself increasingly involved in the designers' personal war. Their fierce competition reaches new and dangerous heights as the Nazis and World War II bear down on Paris.

LATE MORNING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

LATE MORNING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

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Late Morning: New and Selected Poems surveys almost forty years of work by Peter Fortunato, beginning with selections from his earliest published collections, A Bell or a Hook and Letters to Tiohero. Themes that compel Fortunato's work are love of nature and human love, the revelatory power of dreams, and spiritual practice rooted in Buddhism. Winner of numerous awards for his writing, including the Emily Dickinson Prize of the Poetry Society of America, and a Pablo Neruda Prize from the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, Peter Fortunato is a writer, performer, ceremony maker, visual artist, and teacher. He also maintains a private counseling practice specializing in hypnosis. He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, the poet Mary Gilliland.
LIKELY WORLD

LIKELY WORLD

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Twenty years of addiction to cloud, a drug which wipes the user's short-term memory, have left single mom Mellie with her mind in fragments. With the help of a tough-minded sponsor, and motivated by her own medically-challenged daughter, Mellie clings to a fragile sobriety. Then, on the evening of her twenty-ninth day sober, a stranger pulls into her driveway and her heart surges. However, when Mellie's pursuit of this man and the past they may share threatens her sponsor, Mellie will have to put her tiny family and her recovery at risk in hopes of saving the woman who saved her first.

LOCK & KEY (REVISED)

LOCK & KEY (REVISED)

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What if your future lies in your past?

When Darren Ault meets his friend Lee McCaskill for dinner, he doesn't expect the second course to be a gunshot to the head. Even more unexpected is the fact that the bullet doesn't kill him--instead, it causes the rest of humanity to vanish. Darren's attempted murder has caused a temporal paradox extending back over a thousand years, and now it's up to him to repair the damage.

Embarking on a mind-bending journey through time, Darren encounters Vikings, a depressed Norwegian silversmith, a cult that believes in salvation through pain, a beautiful Hebridean lass, and Archibald Fischer--the foul-mouthed, Kurt Cobain-worshiping Head Librarian of the Library of Timelines, where all of the possibilities that could ever happen are catalogued, tracked, and managed.

LUCKY COUNTRY

LUCKY COUNTRY

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In Lucky Country, Gail Holst-Warhaft shifts her focus from Greece, where so many of her poems and other writings have been set, to Australia and to her own family. Several poems are about her father, who came from the slums of London to make his fortune in what was called, in those days, "The Lucky Country." Others are about her great grandmother, her grandfather, and her mother. Poems set in Ithaca, New York, where she has lived for nearly forty years, reveal the poet's love of the landscape surrounding her. The volume ends with set of poems dedicated to the memory of Holst-Warhaft's mentor and friend, the brilliant British poet, critic, and literary biographer, Jon Stallworthy.

Lucky Girl

Lucky Girl

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Irene Adelson's beginnings in post-WWII New York City are nothing if not modest, but her extraordinary gifts begin to make themselves known around the time she begins school. In her youth, when she comes face to face with devastating trauma, she turns to science as a means of coping with the events that cause her so much pain, certain that science will provide the path to unlocking life's mysteries. A college grad at age nineteen, with an MD/PhD in hand by twenty-six, the brave, determined, and whip smart Irene Adelson becomes a physician-scientist who makes a paradigm-changing discovery. The secret sauce in her life is love; a love that soaks deep into her very being, giving her the courage to confront the foes that threaten to derail her life and career, and turning bad luck into something altogether different.
MIGHTY QUEENS OF FREEVILLE: A

MIGHTY QUEENS OF FREEVILLE: A

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This beloved New York Times bestselling memoir from "Ask Amy" is a warm and moving true story of second chances in a tiny upstate New York town.

Dear Amy,
First my husband told me he didn't love me. Then he said he didn't think he had ever really loved me. Then he left me with a baby to raise by myself. Amy, I don't want to be a single mother. I told myself I'd never be divorced. And now here I am -- exactly where I didn't want to be!

My daughter and I live in London. We don't really have any friends here. What should we do?
Desperate

Dear Desperate,
I have an idea.
Take your baby, get on a plane, and move back to your dinky hometown in upstate New York -- the place you couldn't wait to leave when you were young. Live with your sister in the back bedroom of her tiny bungalow. Cry for five weeks. Nestle in with your quirky family of hometown women -- many of them single, like you. Drink lots of coffee and ask them what to do. Do your best to listen to their advice but don't necessarily follow it.
Start to work in Washington, D.C. Start to date. Make friends. Fail up. Develop a career as a job doula. Teach nursery school and Sunday School.

Watch your daughter grow. When she's a teenager, just when you're both getting comfortable, uproot her and move to Chicago to take a job writing a nationally syndicated advice column.
Do your best to replace a legend. Date some more.

Love fiercely. Laugh with abandon. Grab your second chance -- and your third, and your fourth.

Send your daughter to college. Cry for five more weeks.
Move back again to your dinky hometown and the women who helped raise you.

Find love, finally.
And take care.
Amy

NOBODY PEOPLE

NOBODY PEOPLE

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When a group of outcasts with extraordinary abilities comes out of hiding, their clash with a violent society will spark a revolution--or an apocalypse.

"Much like the X-Men comics, Proehl masterfully uses science fiction as a lens to examine social inequality and human evil."--Booklist

Avi Hirsch has always known his daughter was different. But when others with incredible, otherworldly gifts reveal themselves to the world, Avi realizes that her oddness is something more--that she is something more. With this, he has a terrifying revelation: Emmeline is now entering a society where her unique abilities unfairly mark her as a potential threat. And even though he is her father, Avi cannot keep her safe forever.

Emmeline soon meets others just like her: Carrie Norris, a teenage girl who can turn invisible . . . but just wants to be seen. Fahima Deeb, a woman with an uncanny knack for machinery . . . but it's her Muslim faith that makes the U.S. government suspicious of her.

They are the nobody people--ordinary individuals with extraordinary gifts who want one only thing: to live as equals in an America that is gripped by fear and hatred. But the government is passing discriminatory laws. Violent mobs are taking to the streets. And one of their own--an angry young man seething with self-loathing--has used his power in an act of mass violence that has put a new target on the community. The nobody people must now stand together and fight for their future, or risk falling apart.

The first book of a timely two-part series, The Nobody People is a powerful novel of love and hope in the face of bigotry that uses a world touched by the fantastic to explore our current reality. It is a story of family and community. It is a story of continuing to fight for one another, no matter the odds. It is the story of us.

Bob Proehl will return with The Somebody People!

OF WHOM FORTUNE FAVORS: HIBERN

OF WHOM FORTUNE FAVORS: HIBERN

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Still unaware of the impending threat of the invasion of Hibernia, Dar and Fayette travel to Baile on a secret mission for the duchess of Eamhain to get a message to Lord Aviticus. One of his generals intercepts the message and Aviticus never receives it. Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier in the Imperial Army, is sent to the duchess on a mission of peace but it falls on deaf ears because the duchess believes that the Caledonian army has started expansion into her kingdom. With treachery on every step, Clebis must join forces with Dar and Fayette to discover the truth behind the raids in the Kingdom of Eamhain and to forge a lasting peace through the land. During the journey, Fayette uncovers strange powers within her that point to her mysterious past. Meanwhile, Dar must face the reality of Fayettes secret past and finally face his feelings for her as she accepts a marriage proposal of another man that would change her life.
Old Stones Understand

Old Stones Understand

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It's easy to think there are no more tricks to learn, especially when weary of the world. Faded, forgotten awareness can become new again with a fresh look. In her first poetry collection, Old Stones Understand, writer Stacey Murphy explores new ways of seeing intersections in life or glancing at an old idea from a new perspective. These poems bring readers back to what we forgot deep in our core, often through conversations with nature and with the realization that nature has the answers.

ONE HUNDRED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A

ONE HUNDRED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A

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In One Hundred Autobiographies, poet and scholar David Lehman applies the full measure of his intellectual powers to cope with a frightening diagnosis and painful treatment for cancer. No matter how debilitating the medical procedures, Lehman wrote every day during chemotherapy and in the aftermath of radical surgery. With characteristic riffs of wit and imagination, he transmutes the details of his inner life into a prose narrative rich in incident and mental travel. The reader journeys with him from the first dreadful symptoms to the sunny days of recovery.

This fake memoir, as he refers ironically to it, features one-hundred short vignettes that tell a life story. One Hundred Autobiographies is packed with insights and epiphanies that may prove as indispensable to aspiring writers as Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.

Set against the backdrop of Manhattan, Lehman summons John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Edward Said, and Lionel Trilling among his mentors. Dostoyevsky shows up, as does Graham Greene. Keith Richards and Patti Hansen put in an appearance, Edith Piaf sings, Clint Eastwood saves the neighborhood, and the Rat Pack comes along for the ride. These and other avatars of popular culture help Lehman to make sense of his own mortality and life story.

One Hundred Autobiographies reveals a stunning portrait of a mind against the ropes, facing its own extinction, surviving and enduring.

PARKINSON'S REGENERATION TRAINING: NEUOPSYCHOMOTOR REHABILITATION: AN INTEGRATIVE AND FITNESS-BASED APPROACH TO IMP

PARKINSON'S REGENERATION TRAINING: NEUOPSYCHOMOTOR REHABILITATION: AN INTEGRATIVE AND FITNESS-BASED APPROACH TO IMP

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While Parkinson's Disease (PD) can be debilitating, there is plenty of compelling data to show that exercise is one of the best ways of managing PD symptoms and slowing disease progression. Studies show that regular exercise can improve cognition, dual-tasking abilities, mobility, balance, stability, agility, strength, and motor control for a person living with PD.In addition, this improvement in movement and mobility helps to reduce falls, injuries, and various other complications of the disease in the PD client. In this book, you will learn and gain a solid understanding of: - What is Parkinson's Disease (PD)?- Who gets Parkinson's Disease?- What are the symptoms of PD?- How does PD affect strength, movement, mobility, stability, flexibility, cognitive function, posture, and overall functionality?- What can people with PD be doing to manage disease symptoms and reduce or eliminate falls and injury?- How can caregivers, home health aides, and others to help the person with PD?- What assessments and programming can we use help people with PD?- Learn how the brain can be retrained to improve and help restore neuro-muscular communication, cognitive function, and cognitive function during movementLearn optimal exercises that will help the person with PD to improve: - Dual-tasking/Multi-tasking- Cognition- Stability- Balance- Agility- Strength- Flexibility- Grip- Gait- Posture- Mobility and movement- Overall functionality and quality of life

PENELOPE'S CONFESSION

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PIECES OF LIFE: POEMS FROM SMOOTH AND BROKEN PLACES

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PRIMROSE

PRIMROSE

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For centuries common primroses have spread breathtaking carpets of pale lemon yellow across the globe, the first sign of spring. Abundant, edible, and beneficial for many ailments, they have supported civilization's social and cultural foundations. When undaunted plant hunters risked their lives to introduce the many Himalayan primroses of breathtaking beauty, the primrose gained iconic status. Capable of endless variation, primroses have captured the attention of gardeners, plant breeders, and scientists, while artists and poets have found them essential as both subject matter and muse. William Shakespeare introduced us to the "the primrose path," a pleasurable but destructive route, in several of his plays, and Charles Darwin spent more than thirty years working with primroses to solve an elegant evolutionary mystery.

This book tells the story of how primroses became so successful, circling the Earth, adapting to human civilization, and yet holding their own on inaccessible craggy summits where they may never be seen. Bringing together facts, folklore, and beautiful images from around the world, Primrose is a delightful guide to this hugely popular flower.

Romancing Spain

Romancing Spain

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Does a man fall in love with a country first or the woman he finds there?

And which love is finally the greatest?

In this elegant account of his falling for the Spanish woman he married 30 years ago, Lamar Herrin opens his heart, his natural skepticism, and an American's awe of history to a complex nation that is both rich in tradition and astoundingly foreign.

Portraying himself as a Quixote in love with Romance, Herrin allows us to watch as he struggles to win the woman who will finally open her arms to him in a world where the Church and Bureaucracy are unwilling to.

By turns comic and moving -- and always lyrical -- there are beauty and good heart enough in this eloquent book for travelers and lovers alike.

ROOMS IN OLD HOUSES: POEMS

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ROSE AND THE SWORD: HIBERNIA C

ROSE AND THE SWORD: HIBERNIA C

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Locked in the long frozen winter of Hibernia, Fayette, the dress maiden of the duchess of Eamhain, awaits for the return of her beloved, Dar LaCross. Still unfamiliar with the magical powers that surge through her, she struggles to wield the magic within her. Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier charged with the protection of the kingdom, sent Dar to the land of the elves on the far side of the island to forge an alliance against the northern barbarians who had invaded the countryside. They seem very alone in their struggle until one of Clebis's rangers returns to the kingdom with good news. News that the Caledonian regent is still alive and is in the independent city-state of Providence to the south with his army has come to light. Clebis takes this as a good omen, while the duchess he serves finds a moment of dread within it and secretly makes a deal with the enemy chieftain, who may become her undoing. Clebis sends his trusted officers, Toran and Dar LaCross, to meet with the regent to convince him to move his legions to Eamhain. Meanwhile, the relationship between Fayette and Dar is tested by the appearance of a strange elf woman who follows Dar everywhere. A catastrophe occurs at the duchess's castle as Dar returns to try to find his beloved and save her from the designs of the enemy chieftain.
SEEKING QUAN AM: A DUAL MEMOIR

SEEKING QUAN AM: A DUAL MEMOIR

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Mark M. Smith served two tours in Vietnam, 1967 to 1969, with the 1st Air Cavalry Division. In the 1970s and 80s, Mark wrote about his experience. The story of the first tour was written in short episodes, with exact dates and place names, documenting the war in the villages. The second tour account began as a letter to a friend and expanded into a loosely chronological, emotional, and sensory ride through the war in the jungle.

Although they had been classmates in high school, Susan Dixon took a very different path after graduation. She learned about war from observing its aftermath during travel in Europe and the Middle East. She learned about the war in Vietnam by reading the New York Times and watching the nightly news. Her visceral response to politicians and military leaders defending an engagement she could see they did not believe in pushed her into anti-war action based in the Campus Y at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Decades later, after Mark and Susan reconnected, traveled with a group to Vietnam, and learned to talk about war, they began work on Seeking Quan Am, Mark's account of his two tours, written in the 70s, Susan's account of her life in connection to war and anti-war, and the story of their reconnection with each other and with Vietnam decades later. Through all runs a theme - the request Mark made of Susan when he handed her his files. He asked her to "makes some sense of them."

SEPHIROT

SEPHIROT

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Duncan Kyle is an ordinary twenty-something whose simple life of sports, job, and girlfriend comes to a crashing halt late one night when he falls through the floor of his apartment. He finds himself in Malkuth, a desolate, desiccated world where the only living beings are a sardonic Sphinx and her invisible caretakers, who in this frigid place are drawn to anything warm. He is told by the Sphinx that he will have to make his way through ten worlds before he can return to life as he knows it--the ten emanations of the Sephirot. On his journey, Duncan encounters a wild huntress torn between making love to him or killing him; an elderly woman who tries to convince him that he has been ill and dreamed the whole thing; a scarlet-robed judge who sentences him to be whipped and executed for performing evil magic; a kind potter and his daughter who take him in and heal his injuries; and a timid, soft-spoken Methodist minister who helps him survive in a place where all hell breaks loose--literally--once the sun goes down. In every world he visits, though, one thing stays the same. Duncan has to rely on his wits alone to stay alive and find his way to the next portal, and he has to summon the strength of will to keep going--because if he falls for the snare each world represents, he'll never find his way home.

Shibai: Remembering Jane Britton's Murder

Shibai: Remembering Jane Britton's Murder

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In Japanese culture, shibai means "drama," or "play," but in Hawaiian slang it means "smokescreen," "bullshit," "gaslighting." In this uncategorizable work, Don Mitchell weaves together the brutal 1969 murder of his friend, Harvard graduate student Jane Britton, with harassment by law enforcement and the media, the language and culture of the Nagovisi people of Bougainville, the Big Island of Hawai'i and the high barrens of its dormant volcano Mauna Kea, ultra running and walking, and the New York milieus of Buffalo and Ithaca. The unforgettable Jane Britton threads through the book, along with one of the suspects, the State Police detective who eventually solved the case, and Becky Cooper, an investigative journalist in whose book about Jane's murder Mitchell is a continuing presence. Addressing himself in the second person, Mitchell explores how memory and meaning shapeshift, the way facts can shatter long-held perceptions about one's self and others, and how love and connection transcend time and culture. Mitchell creates a fascinating meld of fiction and nonfiction, past and present, speculation and discovery that excavates layers of truth, of error . . . and of shibai.

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS.

In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice, accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot,
make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.

SWAP

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Now a Disney Channel Original Movie, Megan Shull's smart and funny, very readable book The Swap is a great summer reading (or anytime!) choice. Will appeal to fans of R. J. Palacio and Katherine Applegate, as well as of graphic novels such as Click, Invisible Emmie, and Smile.

With one random wish, Jack and Ellie are living life in each other's shoes. He's her. And she's him.

ELLIE assumed popular guys didn't worry about body image, being perfect, or talking to girls, but acting like you're cool with everything is tougher than it looks.

JACK thought girls had it easy--no fights with bullies, no demanding dads, no power plays--but facing mean girls at sleepovers and getting grilled about your period is way harder than taking a hit to the face at sports practice.

Now they're dealing with each other's middle school dramas--locker room teasing, cliques, video game battles, bra shopping, and a slew of hilariously awkward moments--until they hopefully switch back!

Told in both Jack's and Ellie's voices, The Swap offers a fresh and honest take on tween friendship, all while exploring more serious themes of family, loss, empathy, and what it really means to be yourself. And as Jon Scieszka says, it's "seriously, truly, fearlessly funny!"

Plus don't miss Megan Shull's heartwarming Bounce--in development as a movie featuring YouTube star Jojo Siwa!

TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY

TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY

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One September afternoon, not many years ago, three men sat on the banks of Cayuga Lake cleaning the fish they had caught in their nets the previous night. When they glanced up from their work, and looked beyond the southern borders of the lake, they could see, rising from the mantle of forestry, the towers and spires of Cornell University in Ithaca City. An observer would have noticed a sullen look of hatred pass unconsciously over their faces as their eyes lighted on the distant buildings, for the citizens of Ithaca were the enemies of these squatter fishermen and thought that their presence on the outskirts of the town besmirched its fair fame.
THE ENVELOPE, AND THE REST OF VALENTINE'S DREAMS

THE ENVELOPE, AND THE REST OF VALENTINE'S DREAMS

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The Envelope, And The Rest Of Valentine's Dreams, is about a Middle Manager in a Large Corporation who falls into a dream and goes off on an adventure with a Princess from another planet in which he interviews Miguel de Cervantes, and together with Miguel and Carl, an attorney, and the little girl from the bridge, the Knights Of The Desert Grove, a transgender gas cylinder and other occupants of his RV, they rescue the Princess's mom, who happens to be the Queen, from Thun. And then he wakes up, and has even more dreams, in which he goes all over the place, and gets his hair cut, and acquires all the money in the world, and solves the mystery of The Tunnels in the Shetland Islands, and encounters a whole row of Daleks. Then he goes cliff diving with a crow in Acapulco, and drives all the way to a rest stop in Pennsylvania to get a cup of coffee. It's an autobiography.

Available August 1, 2020 from the immense world of EIGHT DOG CORNER PRESS.