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  • The Wimsey Institure of Houndish Art Volume 1

    by Elizabeth Silverman
    Wimsey the art-loving Bloodhound and his knowledgeable friend, Professor Pluto the French Bulldog take you on a whirlwind tour of the world's great art masterpieces that have been "improved" by Wimsey. Wimsey provides a short and entertaining account of each masterpiece and explains why his presence in the heart of the action is crucial to the painting's success. The Wimsey Institute of Houndish Art is a book devoted to the proposition that every picture looks better with a Hound in it--even if ... more
  • The Practice of Practice

    by Jonathan Harnum

    This helpful book covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won’t find in any other book. You’ll learn the What, Why, When, Where, Who, and especially the How of great music practice. This information comes from hundreds of research studies of practice, as well as first-hand conversations with world-class musicians in several genres of music.

    Most writing about music practice is geared towards a classical music audience (band, orchestra, piano, etc.). This book i... more

  • Create, Narrate, Punctuate: How to Fashion Exquisitely Styled Sentences

    by Ramy Tadros
    Have you ever wondered how to spruce up your writing? Or clear the clutter from your sentences? Or entice, engage, and entertain a specific audience? Do you know how to craft captivating sentences, by expanding propositions in a step-by-step process? By shaping left-, mid-, and right-branching structures? By tuning a verb's voice, wielding action verbs, and embracing rhetorical devices? As any wordsmith knows, fashioning exquisitely styled sentences forms the foundation for writing success... more
  • English Idioms and Expressions for Everyone, Yes, Even You!

    by Reza Mashayekhi
    Here’s a book of English idioms, expressions, and phrases, and their meanings, along with sample sentences and the origins of some of these expressions. A number of humorous illustrations and some interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures have also been included. The author’s unique background as a non-native English speaker living and working in the U.S., and his experiences interacting with students and clients over the years, have helped make English Idioms And... more
  • FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

    by Allan Karl
    Why does someone sell nearly everything he owns and then pack up to travel for three years—alone—on a motorcycle? World traveler, photographer, professional keynote speaker and author Allan Karl answers this question while bringing to life his three-year global adventure in a unique oversized, full-color, hardcover book, FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. FORKS was three years in the making and includes more than 700 original photographs and 40 recipes from all over the world to... more
  • Not All Poor People Are Black

    by Janet Cheatham Bell

    Black folks take whites much too seriously. (Except for the police. Everybody, and especially black men, has to be wary of them because you never know when a couple of them may have had a bad day.) Taking whites too seriously is just one of the things I write about in this collection of essays about identifying and using the power we have as members of the American body politic to work together for our common good. The essays are divided into three sections; the first nine essays are largely ... more

  • Winter of the Genomes

    by Larry Kilham
    Winter of the Genomes explores how our economy and ecosystem will be impacted by artificial intelligence. I reveal some surprising outcomes including how robots could indirectly reduce global warming and how they could increase agricultural productivity. Must reading if your want to figure out how to live in the coming world of machines and climate change!
  • Broken Pieces (Essays Inspired By Life)

    by Rachel Thompson
    Broken Pieces is an award winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. While still non-fiction, best-selling Broken Pieces is not humor at all. In Thompson’s most intensive work to date, she opens her soul and invites the reader in for a visit.... more
  • On Two Fronts

    by Lance Taubold
    On Two Fronts fearlessly brings the reader deep into the thoughts, emotions and experiences that are captured often just hours after occurring. Two friends share their conversations, e-mails and experiences with one another, and the reader, capturing the true essence, fears and camaraderie of a combat deployment in its entirety. On Two Fronts, Sgt. Adam Fenner and Lance Taubold are thrown into the emotional reality of coping with the upcoming deployment. Lance was living life to the fullest, a s... more
  • Life After Lawns: 8 Steps from Grass to a Waterwise Garden

    by Molly Bogh and Bill Schnetz
    Life After Lawns shows how to turn boring and thirsty lawns into dazzling, water-saving gardens, step by step. Simple explanations guide readers through the process of replacing grass with unique gardens that match their lifestyle and climate zone. Topics include: designing a garden that feels like home; finding expert landscape help; handling plans, permits, and contractors; killing the lawn and preparing the soil; saving money and water on irrigation; selecting the best plants for each part of... more
  • Story Sprouts: Voice: CBW-LA Writing Day Resource and Anthology 2014 (Volume 2)

    by Alana Garrigues
    Edited By: Alana Garrigues and Nutschell Anne Windsor A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER Story Sprouts: Voice features the fearless adventures of 25 aspiring and published children's book authors— gifted writers who spent one day exploring the mysteries and nuanced expression of Authorial, Narrative and Character Voice. Included are more than 60 works of original poetry and prose. The authors composed in less than 10 hours, as they deepened their understanding of literary devices and sharpe... more
  • Light in the Night: Spirit Photography at the Cottage

    by Lois Anne Smith

    Light in the Night contains stunning photographic evidence of the light-filled beings that medium Lois Anne Smith says have always been with her. The pictures were taken in the gardens surrounding her small healing center located in the quiet community of Valley Mede, Maryland.

    It never occurred to her to share them in book form until the summer of 2013 when, standing in the middle of the garden, she asked out loud, "Where is everyone?" She had enjoyed three years of capturing... more

  • Guide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies

    by Barbara Gregorich
    Guide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies, provides an overall view of how to think like a writer in general and a mystery writer in particular. Covered are topics such as subplots, villains, minor characters, planting clues, and throwing suspicion on selected characters. This is a solid how-to book rich with examples and suggestions.
  • The Key to Hidden Messages in Shakespeare's Works: The Backward Voice of the Monster with Four Legs and Two Voices

    by Patrick Jennings
    The Key to Hidden Messages in Shakespeare’s Works identifies the various encipherment methods used to conceal messages in Shakespeare’s First Folio and provides proofs of how these methods were, and can be, applied to extrapolate hidden messages and their meaning. Easy to read, and sure to spark controversy, it will appeal to both novice Shakespeare students and established scholars alike.
  • 8 Things You Need To Do Before Quitting Your Job

    by Cheval John
    As I was on my way to work, I realized that I forgot my glasses. Normally, I would not have done that. So, I unlock the door, went back inside to get them. I thought I had everything. Then I realized that I forgot my name tag and my other equipment. “What was wrong with me today?” I wondered. The answer was nothing because it was my last day at a corporation I really disliked. For three years, I had to worry about doing a good job, asking for more hours, etc. On that day, I was doing... more
  • The Delving Dictionary Volume II, ABCs of Reality

    by Ron Spillers
    An inquiry into the essence of "reality", conducted through a historical examination of intellectuals and specialists in the fields of philosophy, theology, physics, mathematics, and the humanities. Jovial, humorous, and readable, the manual also explores the benefits of uniting science and theology in their respective quests for answers to "how" and "why" the universe came to be. The concluding definition of "reality" is one of simple grace.