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The Bones Of Hagerman, Mitch Wieland Aug 2009

The Bones Of Hagerman, Mitch Wieland

Mitch Wieland

No abstract provided.


Word Of The Day: Harrowing!, Sharon Lomurno Aug 2009

Word Of The Day: Harrowing!, Sharon Lomurno

Sharon L Lomurno

Word of the day-Harrowing

So, we all start getting up and shaking off the chill from the night. The sun slowly begins to make it’s presence known. Breakfasts are made, hikes to the creek for one last look-see.

We break camp and load everything into the rental Santa Fe and people pile into Bobo’s truck to head up the mountain. Great, we are getting an early start!

Bobo sped up a little so he wouldn’t dust us out. The sun is getting warmer.

We were traveling a little ways behind Bobo and I was taking video of ...


What Is Found, Marianne Rogoff May 2009

What Is Found, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

The book cover, with a wooden rocking cradle and baby shoes dangling from its corner, conjures baby boys, boys who become men, men who become fathers… the ongoing cycle.

The man in Patrick Somerville’s novel,The Cradle, is right in the thick of that terrific, life-altering stage of life when his pregnant wife is about to deliver her miracle. He is present for her as onlooker and provider and partner: at her beck and call, basically. In her eighth month, her power at its peak, Marissa makes a teensy request of Matt: She wants their baby to sleep in ...


Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, Marianne Rogoff Apr 2009

Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

Set inside New York City’s hip-hop scene and the surrounding neighborhoods, ghettoes, and clubs that house its supporting players, Mark Blatte’s Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed is shaded by skin of varying color and thickness. A broad cross-section of races shows up, an extreme mix of attitudes and sizes, with and without connections, talent, ambition, or moral compasses. There are hierarchies of respect, hills and mountains of greed. There’s lust, pride, people climbing over each other, positioning themselves, stomping all those who would get in their way.


Lighter Than Air, Peter Bognanni Mar 2009

Lighter Than Air, Peter Bognanni

Peter M. Bognanni

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All Nite Video, Derek Nikitas Dec 2008

All Nite Video, Derek Nikitas

Derek Nikitas

Show & Tell features two types of writing: published creative works and essays on how to create them. The book is divided into fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry sections, each of which presents three essays addressing a distinct element of craft in that genre. The essays reflect how their authors approach matters such as character development, setting, research, and the music of poetry in their own work. New to this edition is the appendix, “As If by Magic: Tools & Tips,” including essays on grammar, revision, and the art of editing. At the behest of teachers and readers, we’ve also added ...


The Long Division, Derek Nikitas Dec 2008

The Long Division, Derek Nikitas

Derek Nikitas

An Atlanta housecleaner flees her nowhere life to reunite with the son she gave up for adoption. The teenage boy joins his longlost mother on an unlawful road trip that proves how much they both have to lose by finding each other. Elsewhere, a deputy must track down the shooter in a drug-related double murder before other investigators discover the deputy’s illicit ties to the case. The killer is an unbalanced college kid hunted by vengeful drug dealers and the police, haunted by loves both dead and for bidden. When the renegade mother and son arrive, past sins and ...


Penmel Adventures In Genealogy, Mel Regnell Dec 2008

Penmel Adventures In Genealogy, Mel Regnell

Mel Regnell

Results of tracing the Maine Sawyers and Bachelders back to the Revolutionary War. Artifacts from gathering family oral history, photos, documents and records, this site is a compilation of ten years of research and wandering through DownEast graveyards in Maine.