New Release Books by Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith is the author of Demo: Poems (2020), Lions and Lambs, Ginny Gall (2016), Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems (2014), Men in Miami Hotels (2013) and other 41 books.

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Demo: Poems

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Demo: Poems
A dazzling volume that gushes with the rhythms of life and language, from award-winning poet Charlie Smith. Moving through shades of darkness and light, Charlie Smith captures a refracted view of a disturbed, disintegrating world. Demo explores landscapes both natural and urban, probing the places where the two overlap. Its narrator is at once wanderer and witness, living among streets where flowers are covered with dust and smells of Mexican food and Chinese cooking fill the air. The poet finds a resurgence of life in the ruins, reminding us once again “that we don’t really know what beauty is until we’ve looked hard at the horror that throws beauty into bright relief” (David Kirby, New York Times).

Ginny Gall

release date: Feb 02, 2016
Ginny Gall
A sweeping, eerily resonant epic of race and violence in the Jim Crow South: a lyrical and emotionally devastating masterpiece from Charlie Smith, whom the New York Public Library has said “may be America’s most bewitching stylist alive.” Delvin Walker is just a boy when his mother flees their home in the Red Row section of Chattanooga, accused of killing a white man. Taken in by Cornelius Oliver, proprietor of the town’s leading Negro funeral home, he discovers the art of caring for the aggrieved, the promise of transcendence in the written word, and a rare peace in a hostile world. Yet tragedy visits them near daily, and after a series of devastating events—a lynching, a church burning—Delvin fears being accused of murdering a local white boy and leaves town. Haunted by his mother’s disappearance, Delvin rides the rails, meets fellow travelers, falls in love, and sees an America sliding into the Great Depression. But before his hopes for life and love can be realized, he and a group of other young men are falsely charged with the rape of two white women, and shackled to a system of enslavement masquerading as justice. As he is pushed deeper into the darkness of imprisonment, his resolve to escape burns only more brightly, until in a last spasm of flight, in a white heat of terror, he is called to choose his fate. In language both intimate and lyrical, novelist and poet Charlie Smith conjures a fresh and complex portrait of the South of the 1920s and ’30s in all its brutal humanity—and the astonishing endurance of one battered young man, his consciousness “an accumulation of breached and disordered living . . . hopes packed hard into sprung joints,” who lives past and through it all.

Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems

release date: Mar 24, 2014
Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems
This selection of poems highlights the best work from the artist''s previous seven poetry collections, drawing on the lush and haunting prose contained within Red Roads, Women of America and Word Comix.

Men in Miami Hotels

release date: Jul 02, 2013
Men in Miami Hotels
From Charlie Smith, critically acclaimed poet, author of Three Delays, and novelist of “appalling brilliance” (New York Times Book Review) comes the thrilling, moving, and violent story of Cotland Sims, a Miami gangster hellbent on helping his mother—when he steals a trove of emeralds to cover costs, he risks losing everyone he loves In Men in Miami Hotels, Smith tells the story of Cot Sims, a listing Miami gangster who returns to Key West aiming to—among other things—save his fool-proof mother from homelessness after a recent hurricane. For love, for cash, and for the hell of it, he snatches a trove of emeralds that his boss, the relentlessly vicious Albertson, keeps hidden on a small island. And then trouble, which has been coiling around him for years like a snake, bites. Cot has forty-eight hours to return the emeralds before items of equal or greater value—namely, the lives of everyone he loves—are repossessed by Albertson and his army of hired gunmen. Fleeing across the Caribbean, Cot blazes a trail of survival, skeltering between the narrowing walls of fate.

Perfect Dog Training

release date: Sep 30, 2018
Perfect Dog Training
DOG TRAINING MADE EASY PERFECT DOG TRAINING is the answer for all pet owners who truly want to train the best dog ever by using dog training kits like dog training toys, dog training treats, dog training collar and leash. The step-by-step illustrations on how to use these important dog training kits like dog treats, dog collar (dog leash) and dog toys, explain the clicking process more clearly than ever before. Soon you will truly understand your dog, and thanks to the dog training treats, dog training collar (dog training leash) and dog training toys used for dog training. In this best dog training book you will learn; The important factors for successful dog training. The basic principles for successful dog training. The six basic obedience commands. And the two methods to simply train these obedience commands without stressing your dog and yourself. It is quite fun to use and makes the training process easy and fast. Dog training is very easy but only if you understand the basic principles. In this dog training book you are going to learn the simple basic dog training principles that will help you set your dog up for success. Make your dog understand you! Get your own copy of this top selling dog training book and make your dog your new best friend.

Essential Dog Potty Training Book

release date: Aug 31, 2018
Essential Dog Potty Training Book
Get this ESSENTIAL DOG POTTY TRAINING BOOK for Easy Guide On Dog Bells For Potty Training, Dog Potty Grass, Potty Pad, Puppy Potty Training And How To Easily House Break Your Dog Dog potty training or puppy potty a waining is what every puppy or dog owner should not disregard as house breaking is one of the greatest challenge in handling pets. If you are a dog owner and you fail to potty train your puppy or dog, you will definitely regret it on the long run. Dog Potty Training: Are you aware that bitches (female dogs) teach their puppies to keep their dwelling place neat? What does a dog see as a dwelling place? The Crate or any corner specially reserved for the dog? A dog does not see your entire house as her dwelling place. Your dog sees your house as a neighborhood. Thus, your entire house is not a dwelling place for your dog and your dog will never make any conscious effort to keep your house clean. Therefore, it is now left for you as the owner to advance the potty training your dog received from her mother dog. In this easy-to-read guide you will learn the essential tips requires for easy dog potty training. Some Tip To Learn: How to use dog bells for potty training How to use dog potty grass and potty pad for potty training How to use dog and puppy crate with divider for potty training (indoor dog potty) So get your dog potty bells / puppy bells, dog potty grass / puppy potty training grass and dog potty pad. This Essential Dog Potty Training Book is all you need to successfully potty train your dog easy. You are 1 click away from house breaking your puppy successfully. Happy training!

How to Stop Puppy/Dog Bite

release date: Aug 23, 2018
How to Stop Puppy/Dog Bite
Dog Training And Puppy Training Made Easy! Learn How To Train Your Puppy Or Teach Your Dog To Stop Biting With Easy Steps. Does your puppy bite? No need to panic because biting is normal with puppies especially when the start teething. Fortunately, this is a behavior you can easily control. Training your puppy or stopping your dog from biting is not a big issue as it may sound in the ears. In this book you will learn the easy steps that will help you to train your puppy or stop your dog from biting. Luckily, with the guides you are about to read you can easily prevent or stop your dog from biting without breaking her spirit. The guide in the book is very clear and easy to follow. With it you with quickly learn how to train a puppy or dog training in order to stop puppy bite in few days. Get your copy right away to start dog training or puppy training with ease and stress free.

E Collar Dog Training

release date: Aug 21, 2018
E Collar Dog Training
Electronic collar (ecollar) is one of the greatest dog training tools developed for training dogs and puppies. Nevertheless, it seems to be the most misunderstood, misused and criticized dog training tool. Personally, I consider the e-collar (dog training collar) as a system that helps me and my dog to communicate while the leash is off the dog. Thus, ecollar dog training tool is a system that offers me and my dog the opportunity to train without leash. In this book I will teach you the true meaning of negative/positive reinforcements and positive punishment in dog training. You will learn why these factors are important in dog training or puppy training. The simple guides in this book are very clear and precise. It is a straight to the point book that will teach you all about ecollar (dog training collar), starting from the basics such as how to use the ecollar, how to fit the ecollar, how to set the level of the e collar, etc. Also included in this book are the obedience commands in dog training. This time around you will learn how to train the most obedient dog in the city with an e-collar (dog training collar). Thus, this book is an A-Z e-collar dog training book. You can''t afford to miss this e collar dog training and puppy training book. Get a copy this easy and complete ecollar dog training book to get started immediately.

The Boy on the Lake

release date: Oct 01, 2012
The Boy on the Lake
The inspiring true story of a boy who turned his struggle with cancer into a public health crusade that went all the way to Washington, DC. Trevor Smith Schaefer was the boy with everything to live for. Born into a family of baseball and Big Macs, his life in a small Idaho mountain town was full of nothing but potential. Then came the piercing headaches that wouldn’t stop. And soon after his thirteenth birthday he received the diagnosis that would turn Trevor’s world upside-down—he had brain cancer. After having a tumor the size of a golf ball removed from his brain, Trevor persevered through a difficult recovery. But he wasn’t done fighting. With the help of his mother, Trevor began organizing fundraisers and educational awareness events for cancer—specifically the types occurring in children due to environmental factors like pollution and toxic waste. This is the incredible tale of Trevor’s journey from cancer patient to community activist and the force behind what became known as “Trevor’s Law”—which required the government to track and follow cancer clusters and their causes. The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2016. The passing and signing of Trevor’s Law proved “the power of one Idahoan, one American, to bring change that will benefit millions of people who could face cancer one day.” —Senator Mike Crapo, R–Idaho

Word Comix: Poems

release date: Aug 02, 2010
Word Comix: Poems
“Smith writes with a scalding aortal brilliance that leaves the reader drunk on dream.”—New York Times Book Review Taking as his starting point such wide-ranging subjects as comic books, politics, romantic love, geology, newspapers, totalitarianism, the natural world, the classics, Paris, Miami Beach, and war, Charlie Smith has written freshly realized poems in which compassion and tough-mindedness gesture toward wisdom.

Three Delays

release date: May 18, 2010
Three Delays
“Mind-blowing… This isn’t Smith’s first tale of toxic and nihilistic obsession, but it is his most ravishing, painfully funny, and wildly mythic.” — Booklist (starred review) “Smith is not only a spectacular stylist but also a visionary.” —Washington Post Book World From Charlie Smith (Cheap Ticket to Heaven, Chimney Rock, Shine Hawk), author of three New York Times Notable Books and a literary stylist whose “writing can make the mountains ring" (New York Times Book Review), comes his first novel in more than a decade, Three Delays, which follows the troubled lives of two lovers as they combat their passions and each other. In the words of James Dickey, "Writers after Charlie Smith will have to take him into account, but I doubt if any will equal or surpass him."

Becoming an Emotionally Healthy School

release date: Oct 03, 2005
Becoming an Emotionally Healthy School
Pupils can fulfil their potential only when they are healthy, happy and at ease in all areas of their lives and the National Healthy Schools Standard (NHSS) is designed to give practical support to help schools achieve this through creating an environment which reduces health inequalities, promotes social inclusion and raises educational achievement. The book provides the reader with: " an overview of the National Healthy School Standard (NHSS) " insight into the theme of emotional health " a range of case study examples to draw on as exemplars of good practice " knowledge and resources required to undertake a school based audit on emotional health and well being " resources to implement an emotional health and well being curriculum. Becoming an Emotionally Healthy School helps school staff, people working with schools and healthy schools co-ordinators to create, develop and promote a whole school approach to emotional health and well-being. The book offers advice, handy hints and support at each stage of the process and provides all the resources that will be required, including an emotional health curriculum that can be delivered with small groups or whole class groups.

Shine Hawk

release date: Jan 01, 1990
Shine Hawk
Returning for a confrontation after seven years exile, Billy Crew discovers his best friend is now married to Billy''s former lover, and the three set out on a journey during which they run afoul of the law

The Lives of the Dead

release date: Nov 01, 1991
The Lives of the Dead
With the publication of his first two novels--Canaan and Shine Hawk--Charlie Smith was catapulted onto the front pages of every major newspaper in the country. Now this writer of appalling brilliance (New York Times Book Review) continues to explore the ways in which people behave when they''re pushed to the edge.

Before and After

release date: Nov 01, 1996
Before and After
A fourth volume of poetry by the author of Red Roads explores the themes of courage, deceit, family bonds, madness, love, revelation, anger, and the past, in a study of the world of the American family. Reprint.

Grow It Cook It

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Grow It Cook It
Grow It, Cook It is the must-have book for everyone who loves the idea of growing fruit and vegetables from their own garden and turning them into healthy and delicious meals for themselves and their families. Packed full of recipes, Grow It, Cook It is an inspiring book for those with little time and space for a garden, as well as those who already love growing their own produce, but need a little inspiration with what to do with the abundance! Grow it, Cook it includes information on what to do when your garden produces more than you immediately need - how to freeze, bottle and preserve. The book also includes a section called ''Child''s Play'' - fun ideas to get kids involved developing the edible garden so they have an understanding of where food comes from (not just the supermarket!) and how to be self-sufficient, even in a small way. Sally''s evocative text and mouth-watering recipes are complemented by Charlie''s beautiful photographs.

Tin House

release date: Jan 05, 2007
Tin House
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The Palms

release date: Feb 01, 1994
The Palms
Smith sets beautiful language against a stark human landscape and a natural world of light, wind, and blossoms .[He] shows us his power without seeming to try one mark of a major poet. Publishers Weekly"

Tag Alder Tales

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Circle Time for Adolescents

release date: Mar 31, 2004
Circle Time for Adolescents
In the fourth addition to her series of books about Circle Time in the Secondary School, Charlie has developed a fascinating Circle Time book that addresses the transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 and considers the dip in achievement especially evident amongst boys. At this transitional phase schools focus on the continuity of curriculum rather than emotional needs. This Circle Time book helps develop emotional wellbeing and reduces the likelihood that pupils will struggle in the later stages of secondary education. Young people need signposting, support, understanding, direction and confidence building at the start of their Key Stage 4 journey. The seven sessions consider issues such as: " Co-operation " Conflict and anger management " Relationships " Hopes and aspirations " Stress and stress management. Detailed facilitator notes and copiable resources are included in the book The learning achieved in this programme fits some of the requirements of Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Women of America

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Women of America
"Seldom have loss, anger, and self-loathing been so cutting or vividly portrayed."--Library Journal

Heroin and Other Poems

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Heroin and Other Poems
In these Haunting poems by one of this country''s most gifted poets, heroin becomes a metaphor for desire as the speaker recalls his past addiction and lost loves.

B.E.S.T. Buddies

release date: Jan 01, 2002
B.E.S.T. Buddies
Peer buddy schemes are gaining popularity as a means of supporting new pupils. Benefits help not only the new pupils but also the supporters. The existence of a peer support system was perceived as beneficial to the school as a whole. Naylor & Cowie 1999. Research into peer buddy systems indicates they: " protect against bullying " promote a caring school " enhance befrienders communication skills " build confidence and trust " provide positive role models. A photocopiable resource containing everything needed to implement, support and evaluate a peer support scheme, comprising: " teacher notes " six training sessions " student handbook.

Concluding Circle Time with Secondary Students

release date: Sep 01, 2003
Concluding Circle Time with Secondary Students
Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " peer pressure " individuality " disagreements " victimisation. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Introducing Circle Time to Secondary Students

release date: Sep 01, 2003
Introducing Circle Time to Secondary Students
Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " listening " friendship " bullying " anger. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Cheap Ticket to Heaven

release date: Nov 01, 1997
Cheap Ticket to Heaven
A pair of robbers, lovers, and killers, Jack and Clare cut a bloody swath through the South and Midwest in their quest for some higher truths about life

More Circle Time for Secondary Students

release date: Sep 01, 2003
More Circle Time for Secondary Students
Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " feelings " communication " self-confidence " rights and responsibilities. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

Indistinguishable from the Darkness

release date: Feb 01, 1991
Indistinguishable from the Darkness
Poems reflect the poet''s exploration of love, grief, nature, his childhood, and his dreams.

Crystal River

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Crystal River
A man abandoned by his friends reaches out to a woman who has given up on herself; two friends embark on a harrowing winter canoe trip; and four people, members of the same family, create their own world of questionable normalcy on a jungle island in thePacific

Chimney Rock

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Chimney Rock
Hailed for his "appalling brilliance" on the front page of The New York Times Book Review, Charlie Smith is like the Titan who stole fire from heaven: a novelist of Promethean originality and daring who in three enduring novels - Canaan, Shine Hawk, and The Lives of the Dead - has given us a vision that is at once achingly beautiful, violent, erotic, and, at the last, full of grace. In Chimney Rock, Smith takes on the illusion and madness of America''s factory of fantasy. Hollywood is home for Smith''s narrator, Will Blake, the scion of two generations of movie folk, himself an actor by default, though a good one, for who could better play a role or steal the show than a homeboy, raised where make-believe is every bit as real as what''s real. Smith''s Los Angeles is the end of the American line, the place where the West ran out of itself and turned inward, its pioneers become impresarios, mining myths, not gold. Will''s father, Clement, is the ape of Hollywood, hell-bent to produce the next spectacle of mayhem and excess, seduce the next woman, and willing to destroy whatever stands in his way. Between father and son there is much bitterness. There is the memory of Will''s brother, Bobby, a suicide; and Jennie White, Will''s mother, who has withstood her husband''s voraciousness only at great cost. But when Clement takes an interest in Will''s wife, Kate - known to the world as the actress Zebra Dunn, she is Smith''s most incandescent creation - this lifelong antipathy erupts in a deadly struggle. Part murder mystery, part family tragedy, part exploration of the extreme personality, Chimney Rock burns in a white heat from beginning to end and succeeds in questioning, even redefining, the limits of invention.
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