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release date: Feb 14, 2017
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One Good Mama Bone: A Novel (Story River Books)
Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer’s quest to find her “mama bone,” after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls “Sister.” When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah’s fear that her mother’s words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophesy, “You ain’t got you one good mama bone in you, girl.”



When Sarah reads in the local newspaper that a boy won $680 with his Grand Champion steer at the recent 1951 Fat Cattle Show & Sale, she sees this as their financial salvation and finds a way to get Emerson Bridge a steer from a local farmer to compete in the 1952 show. But the young calf is unsettled at Sarah’s farm, crying out in distress and growing louder as the night wears on. Some four miles away, the steer’s mother hears his cries and breaks out of a barbed-wire fence to go in search of him. The next morning Sarah finds the young steer quiet, content, and nursing a large cow. Inspired by the mother cow’s act of love, Sarah names her Mama Red. And so Sarah’s education in motherhood begins with Mama Red as her teacher.

But Luther Dobbins, the man who sold Sarah the steer, has his sights set on winning too, and, like Sarah, he is desperate, but not for money. Dobbins is desperate for glory, wanting to regain his lost grand-champion dynasty, and he will stop at nothing to win. Emboldened by her lessons from Mama Red and her budding mama bone, Sarah is committed to victory even after she learns the winning steer’s ultimate fate. Will she stop at nothing, even if it means betraying her teacher?

McClain’s writing is distinguished by a sophisticated and detailed portrayal of the day-to-day realities of rural poverty and an authentic sense of time and place that marks the best southern fiction. Her characters transcend their archetypes and her animal-as-teacher theme recalls the likes of Water for Elephants and The Art of Racing in the Rain. One Good Mama Bone explores the strengths and limitations of parental love, the healing power of the human-animal bond, and the ethical dilemmas of raising animals for food.
release date: Dec 13, 2016
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Modern Pressure Cooking: More Than 100 Incredible Recipes and Time-Saving Techniques to Master Your Pressure Cooker

Be Inspired in the Kitchen with Bren Herrera's Classic and Fusion Recipes
For Stovetop and Electric Pressure Cookers

Pressure cooking is officially in, and who better to unveil the magic of the modern pressure cooker than chef and media personality Bren Herrera? Bren embodies the energy and delicious global food culture of today through her current culinary work with some of the biggest chefs in the world and her Cuban family roots. She’s cooked with Emeril Lagasse and Chef of the Century Joël Robuchon, and she appears regularly on the Today show. Through years of international travel and kitchen experimentation, Bren has mastered the fine art of this brilliant appliance; she now presents more than 100 of her most prized recipes, techniques and tips for both stovetop and electric pressure cookers to help you do the same at home.

The pressure cooker’s remarkable time and energy efficiency makes it easy to whip up quick weeknight dinners or create complex, restaurant-worthy dishes for entertaining. A few of the mouthwatering meals that you’ll enjoy are Tarragon-Mustard Braised Short Ribs, Decadent 4-Cheese Truffle Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup, Creamy Potato Salad, Spinach and Almond Risotto, Braised Peppered Red Wine Oxtail and Toasted Pistachio and Cardamom Flan. This amazing collection of recipes is sure to make your pressure cooker your new favorite cooking tool.

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release date: Apr 01, 2010
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The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring

Winner, 2012 Council for European Studies Book Award
Winner, 2012 Center for Austrian Studies Book Prize
Shortlist, 2011 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (ASEEES)

The 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia brought an end to the Prague Spring and its promise of "socialism with a human face." Before the invasion, Czech reformers had made unexpected use of television to advance political and social change. In its aftermath, Communist Party leaders employed the medium to achieve "normalization," pitching television stars against political dissidents in a televised spectacle that defined the times.

The Greengrocer and His TV offers a new cultural history of communism from the Prague Spring to the Velvet Revolution that reveals how state-endorsed ideologies were played out on television, particularly through soap opera-like serials. In focusing on the small screen, Paulina Bren looks to the "normal" of normalization, to the everyday experience of late communism. The figure central to this book is the greengrocer who, in a seminal essay by Václav Havel, symbolized the ordinary citizen who acquiesced to the communist regime out of fear.

Bren challenges simplistic dichotomies of fearful acquiescence and courageous dissent to dramatically reconfigure what we know, or think we know, about everyday life under communism in the 1970s and 1980s. Deftly moving between the small screen, the street, and the Central Committee (and imaginatively drawing on a wide range of sources that include television shows, TV viewers' letters, newspapers, radio programs, the underground press, and the Communist Party archives), Bren shows how Havel's greengrocer actually experienced "normalization" and the ways in which popular television serials framed this experience.

Now back by popular demand, socialist-era serials, such as The Woman Behind the Counter and The Thirty Adventures of Major Zeman, provide, Bren contends, a way of seeing―literally and figuratively―Czechoslovakia's normalization and Eastern Europe's real socialism.

release date: Jun 15, 2020
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How to Survive in the Chilean Jungle
The perfect book to help anyone understand the Chilean people. Great for study abroad, travel, vacationing, and evel locals! This book will help you learn the chilean slang and dichos. A must have! "Help!!! That pretty much sums up how I felt my first few months in Chile. Quickly realizing that the Spanish spoken [there] is far different to that which I was accustomed to in Mexico and Guatemala, I decided to buy a notebook and write down the new words I heard... Me and my little book were constantly laughed at, but at least life was becoming much easier as I began to cachar el mote...And it was obvious that I was not alone in the "jungle" as the vacant expressions of so many foreigners attested to. So one day it occurred to me: why not write a book of chilenismos (Chilean slang) and some of the more traditional Spanish expressions that are heard here? Chilean Spanish is not typical Spanish. It is a idiomatic language...[from] Chile's history of immigration and close knit immigrant communities and thus the frequency of words and expressions from other languages (primarily Italian, Yugoslavian, German and English). Added to this is the notable increase of Spanglish, as English schools have spread throughout Chile and as music, movies and technology from the United States has flooded the market." Chilean Dichos.com
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release date: Mar 21, 2015
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Hastings-Sunrise
Hastings-Sunrise is a love letter to a fleeting place and time. Bren Simmers's second collection captures her old East Vancouver neighbourhood in the midst of upheaval. As it is colonized by tides of matching plaid and diners serving pulled-pork pancakes, condo developments replace the small businesses and cheap rentals that once gave the area its charm.

Much like opening a set of nesting dolls, leafing through the collection exposes further layers of depth and intimacy. Within the context of cultural change, Simmers explores the meaning to be found in everyday things: the making of a home, the life built from daily routines. At the same time, she reveals the dissonance that can occur between personal and large-scale change: "Twitter feed of melting sea ice, / colony collapse / while we picnic under pink ribbons, / kiss again like we mean it."

Throughout the collection, the poet's eye unfailingly lights on the perfect details to evoke a scene: "On Mr. Donair's spit, / the earth rotates. Papal smoke emits / from Polonia Sausage, semis shunt / downtown." Visual poems forming maps of Christmas lights and autumn colours further bring the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood to life, illustrating the interweaving of human and natural spaces and locating "home" in between.

Like a tree clothed in multicoloured yarn or a miniature house filled with free books, Hastings-Sunrise is a gift to readers, beautiful in its simplicity.
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release date: Jan 01, 2005
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Hillary Rodham Clinton (Biography)
Book by Guernsey, JoAnn Bren, Goldstein, Margaret J.
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release date: Sep 06, 2012
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Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe
Communism Unwrapped reveals the complex world of consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, exploring the ways people shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, acquired, assessed and exchanged goods. These everyday experiences, the editors and contributors argue, were central to the way that communism was lived in its widely varied contexts in the region. From design, to production, to retail sales and black market exchange, Communism Unwrapped follows communist goods from producer to consumer, tracing their circuitous routes. In the communist world this journey was rife with its own meanings, shaped by the special political and social circumstances of these societies. In examining consumption behind the Iron Curtain, this volume brings dimension and nuance to understandings of the communist period and the history of consumerism.
release date: Apr 01, 1995
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An American Safari: Adventures on the North American Prairie
Over the years the beauty and power of Brandenburg's prairie images have been appreciated by millions. Now, in An American Safari, he offers the story of how the prairie has influenced his life, including several dramatic wildlife encounters, along with his rallying cry to save an endangered ecological treasure. Full-color photos.
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release date: Feb 28, 2017
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We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight: Women of Faith in the Marketplace Vol.2
Through the stories of these professional women of faith in the marketplace, We Walk By Faith and Not by Sight Volume 2 will inspire and encourage you to be confident in who you are in the workplace as you face the challenges and pressures of everyday life. They will motivate you and give you practical tips and insight on how to integrate biblical and spiritual principles into your work environment with grace and truth.
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release date: Jun 15, 2020
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Title: FARRAR'S COMPANY LAW : FOURTH ( 4TH ) EDITION
Hannigan Company Law hopes to capture the dynamism of company law, reflect its topicality and, above all, help students master some of its intricacies. The book is divided into seven major sections, covering the corporate entity, corporate governance and constitution to corporate finance, insolvency, and ending with corporate restructuring and takeovers. The text is fully up to date and reflects numerous recent developments in this fast-moving subject.
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