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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing begins with King s childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story King next turns to the basic tools of his trade and culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King s overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery br br If you don t have the time to read you don t have the time or the tools to write br br In Stephen King began to write about his craft and his life By midyear a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both And in his months of recovery the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever br br Rarely has a book on writing been so clear so useful and so revealing On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King s childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story A series of vivid memories from adolescence college and the struggling years that led up to his first novel Carrie will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer King next turns to the basic tools of his trade how to sharpen and multiply them through use and how the writer must always have them close at hand He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer s art and life offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection br br Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King s overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery and brought him back to his life br br Brilliantly structured friendly and inspiring On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it


Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)

i Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead but that doesn t mean she likes what they have to say i br br As a private investigator and consultant for the police Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic But even though she s on good terms with Death himself who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans nothing has prepared her for her latest case Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she s attacked by the shade she s raising which should be impossible To top off her day someone makes a serious attempt on her life but Death saves her Guess he likes having her around br br To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews Falin seems to be hiding something though it s certainly not his dislike of Alex but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent it may cost Alex her life and her soul


Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)

b Whoever said dead men tell no tales obviously never met Alex Craft b br br After a month spent recovering from a vicious fight with a sorcerer grave witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead With her love life in turmoil thanks to the disappearance of Fae Investigation Bureau agent Falin Andrews and a shocking L word confession from Death himself Alex is eager for the distractions of work But her new case turns out to be a deadly challenge br br The police hire Alex to consult on a particularly strange investigation in the nature preserve south of Nekros City The strange part There are no corpses only fragments of them A serial killer is potentially on the loose and Alex has no way to raise a shade without a body so she ll have to rely on the magic of others to find leads But as she begins investigating a creature born of the darkest magic comes after her Someone very powerful wants to make sure the only thing she finds is a dead end her own


Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3)

b When the dead need to talk Alex Craft is always ready to listen b br br As a Grave Witch Alex solves murders by raising the dead an ability that comes at a cost and after her last few cases that cost is compounding But her magic isn t the only thing causing havoc in her life While she s always been on friendly terms with Death himself things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal Then there s her sometime partner agent Falin Andrews who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen To top everything off her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie br br But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending so despite the very public apparent suicide this is murder But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive And why does the shade lack the memory of his death Searching for the answer might mean Alex won t have a life to remember at all


Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence, #1)

A god has died and it s up to Tara first year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres Albrecht and Ao to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart br br Her client is Kos recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb Without Him the metropolis s steam generators will shut down its trains will cease running and its four million citizens will riot br br Tara s job resurrect Kos before chaos sets in Her only help Abelard a chain smoking priest of the dead god who s having an understandable crisis of faith br br When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb s courts and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership their lives and Alt Coulumb s slim hope of survival br br Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few craftsmen fly on lightning bolts and gargoyles can rule cities i Three Parts Dead i introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs


Grave Visions (Alex Craft, #4)

b i Grave Visions i by Kalayna Price is the much anticipated fourth installment in the kick ass urban fantasy series about Alex Craft a grave witch who can communicate with the dead b br br If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City you call Alex Craft She s a Grave Witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead But now she s the one fighting to keep her own secret She s not human and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie But her status as an unaffiliated fae also makes her an ideal candidate to investigate a new street drug that has surfaced in several of the spaces between the human and fae worlds br br This glamour infused drug causes hallucinations that turn real at least for a while and often with deadly consequences Searching for the source of this drug and its purpose lands Alex front and center in the conflict brewing in Faerie and she must find answers before she s dragged so deep she loses her freedom


The Art of Falling

One wrong step could send her over the edge br br All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance and when that chance is taken from her it pushes her to the brink of despair from which she might never return When she wakes up after a traumatic fall bruised and battered but miraculously alive Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life br br Kathryn Craft s lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement the stasis of despair and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning


Bass Ackwards and Belly Up (Bass Ackwards and Belly Up, #1)

A first novel about four best friends who after graduating high school decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams br br Harper Waddle Sophie Bushell and Kate Foster are about to commit the ultimate suburban sin bailing on college to each pursue their dreams write the next Great American Novel make it as a Hollywood actress and backpack around the world Middlebury bound Becca Winsberg is convinced her friends have gone insane until they remind her she just might have a dream of her own So what if their lives are bass ackwards and belly up They ll always have each other br br Harper is going to be the next Jane Austen Or Sylvia Plath Or Plum Sykes Figuring out which should be easy It s living with the lie she told her three best friends that s going to be hard br br Kate doesn t know exactly what she wants But whatever it is she won t find it at Harvard Maybe the answer is in Paris or Athens or anywhere Kate can be someone besides the girl with perfect grades perfect hair and the perfect boyfriend br br Sophie is a star She s already got the looks the talent and a list of demands for her dressing room Now that she s wrangled a furnished guesthouse in Beverly Hills it s only a matter of time before she s discovered Unless she isn t br br Becca is dysfunctional At least her family is Which is why she can t wait to flee the drama and get to college But Becca s friends know she needs more than a spot on the Middlebury ski team and a cozy dorm room They know she needs to fall in love br br Dreams are complicated They almost never turn out like you imagine they almost always change Sometimes they change you br br


Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

From the Pulitzer Prize winning political commentator and longtime baseball fanatic George F Will the bestselling ultimate insider s look at the exacting craft of baseball


Flower

These are the things that I ve always wanted br br To get the top grades in my class br br To make my grandmother proud br br And most of all proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not a Stanford acceptance letter early admission br br My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures of what i they i wanted And in the end they lost everything br br I ll never let a boy distract me I promised my grandmother that br br But that was before Tate br br Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in i me i br br Before private planes and secret dates and lyrics meant for me alone br br There s so much I don t know Like why he left music Where he goes when we re not together What dark past he s hiding But when we kiss the future feels far away And now I m not sure what I want


Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

Peter Seibel interviews of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work offering a brand new companion volume to Apress s highly acclaimed best seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston As the words at work suggest Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day to day work of programming while revealing much more like how they became great programmers how they recognize programming talent in others and what kinds of problems they find most interesting br br Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site a target blank href http www codersatwork com rel nofollow http www codersatwork com a The complete list was names Having digested everyone s feedback we selected folks who ve been kind enough to agree to be interviewed br br Frances Allen Pioneer in optimizing compilers first woman to win the Turing Award and first female IBM fellow br Joe Armstrong Inventor of Erlang br Joshua Bloch Author of the Java collections framework now at Google br Bernie Cosell One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger br Douglas Crockford JSON founder JavaScript architect at Yahoo br L Peter Deutsch Author of Ghostscript implementer of Smalltalk at Xerox PARC and Lisp on PDP br Brendan Eich Inventor of JavaScript CTO of the Mozilla Corporation br Brad Fitzpatrick Writer of LiveJournal OpenID memcached and Perlbal br Dan Ingalls Smalltalk implementor and designer br Simon Peyton Jones Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler br Donald Knuth Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX br Peter Norvig Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI br Guy Steele Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five currently working on Fortress br Ken Thompson Inventor of UNIX br Jamie Zawinski Author of XEmacs and early Netscape Mozilla hacker br br What you ll learn br How the best programmers in the world do their job br br Who is this book for br Programmers interested in the point of view of leaders in the field Programmers looking for approaches that work for some of these outstanding programmers


Grave Ransom (Alex Craft, #5)

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking She raises shades works with ghosts and is dating Death himself But the dead walking That s not supposed to happen And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City br br Alex s investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living can Alex get to the soul of the matter in time


Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking


The Far End of Happy

b Twelve tense hours three women and the suicide standoff that turns one family s little piece of heaven into a scene from hell b br br After enduring years of a struggling marriage Ronnie Farnham has decided to divorce her husband and is beginning to hope for a happy future until the morning Jeff is supposed to move out when he locks himself in their barn with a rifle br br When a massive police presence arrives to control the hour stand off the women in Jeff s life are pushed to their breaking points Based on the author s harrowing personal story i The Far End of Happy i is a powerful novel about the way one man s spiral towards life s violent conclusion tests the resolve love and hope of the women he will leave behind


The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

b This wise stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness b br br There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life s great secret The truth is there are untapped sources of meaning all around us right here right now Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology on insights from George Eliot Viktor Frankl Aristotle the Buddha and other great minds and on interviews with seekers of meaning Emily Esfahani Smith lays out the four pillars upon which meaning rests br br b Belonging b We all need to find our tribe and forge relationships in which we feel understood recognized and valued to know we matter to others br br b Purpose b We all need a far reaching goal that motivates us serves as the organizing principle of our lives and drives us to make a contribution to the world br br b Storytelling b We are all storytellers taking our disparate experiences and assembling them into a coherent narrative that allows us to make sense of ourselves and the world br br b Transcendence b During a transcendent or mystical experience we feel we have risen above the everyday world and are connected to something vast and meaningful br br To bring those concepts to life Smith visits a tight knit fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay stargazes in West Texas attends a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of untimely loss and more And she explores how we might begin to build a culture of meaning in our schools our workplaces and our communities br br Inspiring and story driven i The Power of Meaning i will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer more satisfying life


Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing


This Craft of Verse


The Bondwoman's Narrative


Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

America s most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of i I Like You i delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting According to Amy Sedaris it s often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex In her new book i Simple Times i she sets the record straight Demonstrating that crafting is one of life s more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters br br You will discover how to make popular crafts such as crab claw roach clips tinfoil balls and crepe paper moccasins and learn how to get inspired Spend time at a Renaissance Fair Buy fruit let it get old and see what shapes it turns into remember which kind of glue to use with which material Tacky with Furry Gummy with Gritty Paste with Prickly and i always i Gloppy with Sandy create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents sawdust fires feather asphyxia pine cone lodged in throat and cook your own edible crafts from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls and many more recipes br br PLUS whole chapters full of more crafting ideas Pompom Ringworms Seashell Toilet Seat Covers that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d arts and much much more


The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers


Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft

The most widely used and respected text in its field Writing Fiction e guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision A bestseller through six editions Writing Fiction by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey French explores the elements of fiction providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples Written in a tone that is personal and non prescriptive the text encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand in hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories


The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows


Cinderella


Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence, #2)

b The new novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of i Three Parts Dead i b br br Shadow demons plague the city reservoir and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc casual gambler and professional risk manager to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex At the scene of the crime Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner crazy Mal who easily outpaces him br br But Caleb has more than the demon infestation Mal or job security to worry about when he discovers that his father the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists has broken into his home and is wanted in connection to the attacks on the water supply br br From the beginning Caleb and Mal are bound by lust Craft and chance as both play a dangerous game where gods and people are pawns They sleep on water they dance in fire and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath the earth are stirring and they are hungry


Kicking It (Alex Craft, #2.5; Chicagoland Vampires, #8.25)

Featuring stories by FAITH HUNTER KALAYNA PRICE RACHEL CAINE CHLOE NEILL ROB THURMAN SHANNON K BUTCHER LUCIENNE DIVER CHRIS MARIE GREEN CHRISTINA HENRY br br New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas sized rodeo of trouble br br Boot loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off again on again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill s all new adventure br br And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear br br Taking kick ass urban fantasy literally USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you re fighting supernatural forces it helps to keep your feet on the ground


People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges

b A debut collection of witty biting essays laced with a surprising warmth from Jen Mann the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat b br b b br i People I want to punch in the throat i br i anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer i br i humblebraggers i br i people who treat their pets like children i br b b br Jen Mann doesn t have a filter which sometimes gets her in trouble with her neighbors her fellow PTA moms and that one woman who tried to sell her sex toys at a home shopping party Known for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat Mann now brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life marriage and motherhood in this laugh out loud collection of essays From the politics of joining a play group to the thrill of mothers night out at the gun range to the rewards of your most meaningful relationship the one you have with your cleaning lady nothing is sacred or off limits So the next time you find yourself wearing fuzzy bunny pajamas in the school carpool line or accidentally stuck at a co worker s swingers party just think What would Jen Mann do Or better yet buy her book


The Big-Ass Book of Crafts


The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

With more than copies now in print i The Craft of Research i is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level from first year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices br br Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G Colomb and Joseph M Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C Booth i The Craft of Research i explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question So what br br The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task planning and drafting a paper The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources such as those found in libraries and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers br br Throughout the authors have preserved the amiable tone the reliable voice and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project


Wicca: The Complete Craft

This is the ultimate guide to the ancient religion of Wicca by best selling Pagan author D J Conway WICCA THE COMPLETE CRAFT offers a comprehensive overview of Wiccan philosophy dispels the common misconceptions and is a useful primer for practicing Wicca as a spiritual lifestyle Included are chapters on sacred space ritual tools holy days meditations and visualizations spells and the art of spell casting as well as terminology


Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence, #3)

The third novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of i Three Parts Dead i br br On the island of Kavekana Kai builds gods to order then hands them to others to maintain Her creations aren t conscious and lack their own wills and voices but they accept sacrifices and protect their worshippers from other gods perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her she s grievously injured then sidelined from the business entirely her near suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss her coworkers and her ex boyfriend call her crazy and starts digging into the reasons her creations die she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear which will crush her if Kai can t stop it first


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing begins with King s childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story King next turns to the basic tools of his trade and culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King s overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery br br If you don t have the time to read you don t have the time or the tools to write br br In Stephen King began to write about his craft and his life By midyear a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both And in his months of recovery the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever br br Rarely has a book on writing been so clear so useful and so revealing On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King s childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story A series of vivid memories from adolescence college and the struggling years that led up to his first novel Carrie will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer King next turns to the basic tools of his trade how to sharpen and multiply them through use and how the writer must always have them close at hand He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer s art and life offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection br br Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King s overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery and brought him back to his life br br Brilliantly structured friendly and inspiring On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it


Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)

i Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead but that doesn t mean she likes what they have to say i br br As a private investigator and consultant for the police Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic But even though she s on good terms with Death himself who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans nothing has prepared her for her latest case Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she s attacked by the shade she s raising which should be impossible To top off her day someone makes a serious attempt on her life but Death saves her Guess he likes having her around br br To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews Falin seems to be hiding something though it s certainly not his dislike of Alex but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent it may cost Alex her life and her soul


Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)

b Whoever said dead men tell no tales obviously never met Alex Craft b br br After a month spent recovering from a vicious fight with a sorcerer grave witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead With her love life in turmoil thanks to the disappearance of Fae Investigation Bureau agent Falin Andrews and a shocking L word confession from Death himself Alex is eager for the distractions of work But her new case turns out to be a deadly challenge br br The police hire Alex to consult on a particularly strange investigation in the nature preserve south of Nekros City The strange part There are no corpses only fragments of them A serial killer is potentially on the loose and Alex has no way to raise a shade without a body so she ll have to rely on the magic of others to find leads But as she begins investigating a creature born of the darkest magic comes after her Someone very powerful wants to make sure the only thing she finds is a dead end her own


Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3)

b When the dead need to talk Alex Craft is always ready to listen b br br As a Grave Witch Alex solves murders by raising the dead an ability that comes at a cost and after her last few cases that cost is compounding But her magic isn t the only thing causing havoc in her life While she s always been on friendly terms with Death himself things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal Then there s her sometime partner agent Falin Andrews who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen To top everything off her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie br br But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending so despite the very public apparent suicide this is murder But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive And why does the shade lack the memory of his death Searching for the answer might mean Alex won t have a life to remember at all


Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence, #1)

A god has died and it s up to Tara first year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres Albrecht and Ao to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart br br Her client is Kos recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb Without Him the metropolis s steam generators will shut down its trains will cease running and its four million citizens will riot br br Tara s job resurrect Kos before chaos sets in Her only help Abelard a chain smoking priest of the dead god who s having an understandable crisis of faith br br When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb s courts and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership their lives and Alt Coulumb s slim hope of survival br br Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few craftsmen fly on lightning bolts and gargoyles can rule cities i Three Parts Dead i introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs


Grave Visions (Alex Craft, #4)

b i Grave Visions i by Kalayna Price is the much anticipated fourth installment in the kick ass urban fantasy series about Alex Craft a grave witch who can communicate with the dead b br br If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City you call Alex Craft She s a Grave Witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead But now she s the one fighting to keep her own secret She s not human and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie But her status as an unaffiliated fae also makes her an ideal candidate to investigate a new street drug that has surfaced in several of the spaces between the human and fae worlds br br This glamour infused drug causes hallucinations that turn real at least for a while and often with deadly consequences Searching for the source of this drug and its purpose lands Alex front and center in the conflict brewing in Faerie and she must find answers before she s dragged so deep she loses her freedom


The Art of Falling

One wrong step could send her over the edge br br All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance and when that chance is taken from her it pushes her to the brink of despair from which she might never return When she wakes up after a traumatic fall bruised and battered but miraculously alive Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life br br Kathryn Craft s lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement the stasis of despair and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning


Bass Ackwards and Belly Up (Bass Ackwards and Belly Up, #1)

A first novel about four best friends who after graduating high school decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams br br Harper Waddle Sophie Bushell and Kate Foster are about to commit the ultimate suburban sin bailing on college to each pursue their dreams write the next Great American Novel make it as a Hollywood actress and backpack around the world Middlebury bound Becca Winsberg is convinced her friends have gone insane until they remind her she just might have a dream of her own So what if their lives are bass ackwards and belly up They ll always have each other br br Harper is going to be the next Jane Austen Or Sylvia Plath Or Plum Sykes Figuring out which should be easy It s living with the lie she told her three best friends that s going to be hard br br Kate doesn t know exactly what she wants But whatever it is she won t find it at Harvard Maybe the answer is in Paris or Athens or anywhere Kate can be someone besides the girl with perfect grades perfect hair and the perfect boyfriend br br Sophie is a star She s already got the looks the talent and a list of demands for her dressing room Now that she s wrangled a furnished guesthouse in Beverly Hills it s only a matter of time before she s discovered Unless she isn t br br Becca is dysfunctional At least her family is Which is why she can t wait to flee the drama and get to college But Becca s friends know she needs more than a spot on the Middlebury ski team and a cozy dorm room They know she needs to fall in love br br Dreams are complicated They almost never turn out like you imagine they almost always change Sometimes they change you br br


Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball

From the Pulitzer Prize winning political commentator and longtime baseball fanatic George F Will the bestselling ultimate insider s look at the exacting craft of baseball


Flower

These are the things that I ve always wanted br br To get the top grades in my class br br To make my grandmother proud br br And most of all proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not a Stanford acceptance letter early admission br br My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures of what i they i wanted And in the end they lost everything br br I ll never let a boy distract me I promised my grandmother that br br But that was before Tate br br Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in i me i br br Before private planes and secret dates and lyrics meant for me alone br br There s so much I don t know Like why he left music Where he goes when we re not together What dark past he s hiding But when we kiss the future feels far away And now I m not sure what I want


Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

Peter Seibel interviews of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work offering a brand new companion volume to Apress s highly acclaimed best seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston As the words at work suggest Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day to day work of programming while revealing much more like how they became great programmers how they recognize programming talent in others and what kinds of problems they find most interesting br br Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site a target blank href http www codersatwork com rel nofollow http www codersatwork com a The complete list was names Having digested everyone s feedback we selected folks who ve been kind enough to agree to be interviewed br br Frances Allen Pioneer in optimizing compilers first woman to win the Turing Award and first female IBM fellow br Joe Armstrong Inventor of Erlang br Joshua Bloch Author of the Java collections framework now at Google br Bernie Cosell One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger br Douglas Crockford JSON founder JavaScript architect at Yahoo br L Peter Deutsch Author of Ghostscript implementer of Smalltalk at Xerox PARC and Lisp on PDP br Brendan Eich Inventor of JavaScript CTO of the Mozilla Corporation br Brad Fitzpatrick Writer of LiveJournal OpenID memcached and Perlbal br Dan Ingalls Smalltalk implementor and designer br Simon Peyton Jones Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler br Donald Knuth Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX br Peter Norvig Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI br Guy Steele Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five currently working on Fortress br Ken Thompson Inventor of UNIX br Jamie Zawinski Author of XEmacs and early Netscape Mozilla hacker br br What you ll learn br How the best programmers in the world do their job br br Who is this book for br Programmers interested in the point of view of leaders in the field Programmers looking for approaches that work for some of these outstanding programmers


Grave Ransom (Alex Craft, #5)

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking She raises shades works with ghosts and is dating Death himself But the dead walking That s not supposed to happen And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City br br Alex s investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living can Alex get to the soul of the matter in time


Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking


The Far End of Happy

b Twelve tense hours three women and the suicide standoff that turns one family s little piece of heaven into a scene from hell b br br After enduring years of a struggling marriage Ronnie Farnham has decided to divorce her husband and is beginning to hope for a happy future until the morning Jeff is supposed to move out when he locks himself in their barn with a rifle br br When a massive police presence arrives to control the hour stand off the women in Jeff s life are pushed to their breaking points Based on the author s harrowing personal story i The Far End of Happy i is a powerful novel about the way one man s spiral towards life s violent conclusion tests the resolve love and hope of the women he will leave behind


The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

b This wise stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness b br br There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life s great secret The truth is there are untapped sources of meaning all around us right here right now Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology on insights from George Eliot Viktor Frankl Aristotle the Buddha and other great minds and on interviews with seekers of meaning Emily Esfahani Smith lays out the four pillars upon which meaning rests br br b Belonging b We all need to find our tribe and forge relationships in which we feel understood recognized and valued to know we matter to others br br b Purpose b We all need a far reaching goal that motivates us serves as the organizing principle of our lives and drives us to make a contribution to the world br br b Storytelling b We are all storytellers taking our disparate experiences and assembling them into a coherent narrative that allows us to make sense of ourselves and the world br br b Transcendence b During a transcendent or mystical experience we feel we have risen above the everyday world and are connected to something vast and meaningful br br To bring those concepts to life Smith visits a tight knit fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay stargazes in West Texas attends a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of untimely loss and more And she explores how we might begin to build a culture of meaning in our schools our workplaces and our communities br br Inspiring and story driven i The Power of Meaning i will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer more satisfying life


Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing


This Craft of Verse


The Bondwoman's Narrative


Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

America s most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of i I Like You i delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting According to Amy Sedaris it s often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex In her new book i Simple Times i she sets the record straight Demonstrating that crafting is one of life s more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters br br You will discover how to make popular crafts such as crab claw roach clips tinfoil balls and crepe paper moccasins and learn how to get inspired Spend time at a Renaissance Fair Buy fruit let it get old and see what shapes it turns into remember which kind of glue to use with which material Tacky with Furry Gummy with Gritty Paste with Prickly and i always i Gloppy with Sandy create your own craft room and avoid the most common crafting accidents sawdust fires feather asphyxia pine cone lodged in throat and cook your own edible crafts from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls and many more recipes br br PLUS whole chapters full of more crafting ideas Pompom Ringworms Seashell Toilet Seat Covers that will inspire you to create your own hastily constructed obscure d arts and much much more


The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers


Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft

The most widely used and respected text in its field Writing Fiction e guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision A bestseller through six editions Writing Fiction by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey French explores the elements of fiction providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples Written in a tone that is personal and non prescriptive the text encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand in hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories


The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows


Cinderella


Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence, #2)

b The new novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of i Three Parts Dead i b br br Shadow demons plague the city reservoir and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc casual gambler and professional risk manager to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex At the scene of the crime Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner crazy Mal who easily outpaces him br br But Caleb has more than the demon infestation Mal or job security to worry about when he discovers that his father the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists has broken into his home and is wanted in connection to the attacks on the water supply br br From the beginning Caleb and Mal are bound by lust Craft and chance as both play a dangerous game where gods and people are pawns They sleep on water they dance in fire and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath the earth are stirring and they are hungry


Kicking It (Alex Craft, #2.5; Chicagoland Vampires, #8.25)

Featuring stories by FAITH HUNTER KALAYNA PRICE RACHEL CAINE CHLOE NEILL ROB THURMAN SHANNON K BUTCHER LUCIENNE DIVER CHRIS MARIE GREEN CHRISTINA HENRY br br New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas sized rodeo of trouble br br Boot loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off again on again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill s all new adventure br br And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear br br Taking kick ass urban fantasy literally USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you re fighting supernatural forces it helps to keep your feet on the ground


People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges

b A debut collection of witty biting essays laced with a surprising warmth from Jen Mann the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat b br b b br i People I want to punch in the throat i br i anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer i br i humblebraggers i br i people who treat their pets like children i br b b br Jen Mann doesn t have a filter which sometimes gets her in trouble with her neighbors her fellow PTA moms and that one woman who tried to sell her sex toys at a home shopping party Known for her hilariously acerbic observations on her blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat Mann now brings her sharp wit to bear on suburban life marriage and motherhood in this laugh out loud collection of essays From the politics of joining a play group to the thrill of mothers night out at the gun range to the rewards of your most meaningful relationship the one you have with your cleaning lady nothing is sacred or off limits So the next time you find yourself wearing fuzzy bunny pajamas in the school carpool line or accidentally stuck at a co worker s swingers party just think What would Jen Mann do Or better yet buy her book


The Big-Ass Book of Crafts


The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

With more than copies now in print i The Craft of Research i is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level from first year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices br br Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G Colomb and Joseph M Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C Booth i The Craft of Research i explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question So what br br The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task planning and drafting a paper The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources such as those found in libraries and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers br br Throughout the authors have preserved the amiable tone the reliable voice and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project


Wicca: The Complete Craft

This is the ultimate guide to the ancient religion of Wicca by best selling Pagan author D J Conway WICCA THE COMPLETE CRAFT offers a comprehensive overview of Wiccan philosophy dispels the common misconceptions and is a useful primer for practicing Wicca as a spiritual lifestyle Included are chapters on sacred space ritual tools holy days meditations and visualizations spells and the art of spell casting as well as terminology


Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence, #3)

The third novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of i Three Parts Dead i br br On the island of Kavekana Kai builds gods to order then hands them to others to maintain Her creations aren t conscious and lack their own wills and voices but they accept sacrifices and protect their worshippers from other gods perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her she s grievously injured then sidelined from the business entirely her near suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss her coworkers and her ex boyfriend call her crazy and starts digging into the reasons her creations die she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear which will crush her if Kai can t stop it first