Sweet Silver Blues

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Sweet Silver Blues

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Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042001

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: It should have been a simple job. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Danny left a fortune in silver is no slight task. Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn't sure he'll make it out alive from a land where magic can be murder, the dead still talk, and vampires are always hungry for human blood.


Cruel Zinc Melodies

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Cruel Zinc Melodies

Author: Glen Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063078X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: View our feature on Glen Cook's Cruel Zinc Melodies. Garrett uncovers the dark side of the fantasy city TunFaire, where no one is to be trusted especially beautiful women. When a pack of gorgeous women knock on his door, Garrett knows it’s too good to be true. The leader of the group is Alyx Weider, the daughter of the largest brewer in town. Her father and friends are opening a new theater in TunFaire and the lovely ladies are there to persuade Garrett to help get rid of the paranormal parasites living in the new construction. Garrett agrees because after all, it means free beer and the company of these beautiful girls. What else could a man want? But Garrett doesn’t realize the drama he’s stepping into.


Where Dreams Are Born

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Where Dreams Are Born

Author: M. L. Buchman

Publisher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 344

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Book Summary: One calendar. Twelve lighthouses. Two hearts. Cassidy Knowles, the nation’s fastest rising food-and-wine writer, receives a gift. A calendar of lighthouses surrounding Seattle. And a dozen letters revealing a past she never knew. Russell Morgan, born to a fortune, went out and made one of his own. With a calendar of lighthouses as a chart, he steps aboard a sailboat, seeking a new heading for his future. Where their courses collide? That is Where Dreams Are Born.


Cold Copper Tears

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Cold Copper Tears

Author: Glen Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110149431X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: She was tall, blonde, and offering Garrett an irresistible fee to take a case that seemed open and shut. But in a town of elves and humans, thugs and swindlers—a place where magic and religion could prove an all-too potent mix—Garrett had learned to take a long, hard look before saying yes. Garrett’s doubts are confirmed when the Grand Inquisitor comes looking for his help in the lovely lady’s wake. But even a hard-boiled detective like Garrett, with a Dead Man for an ally and the toughest half-elf in town guarding his back, can find that it’s too late to say no. Turns out Garrett’s been fingered as the latest sacrifice to a long-dead god—and his only chance to save his neck is to solve the case.


Black Blade Blues

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Black Blade Blues

Author: J. A. Pitts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429935296

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most twenty-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for low-budget movies, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. The lead actor breaks Sarah's favorite one-of-a-kind sword, and to avoid reshooting scenes, Sarah agrees to repair the blade. One of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that's when things start to get weird. Could the sword really be magic, as the "dwarf" claims? Are dragons really living among us as shapeshifters? And as if things weren't surreal enough, Sarah's girlfriend Katie breaks out the dreaded phrase... "I love you." As her life begins to fall apart, first her relationship with Katie, then her job at the movie studio, and finally her blacksmithing career, Sarah hits rock bottom. It is at this moment, when she has lost everything she has prized, that one of the dragons makes their move. And suddenly what was unthinkable becomes all too real...and Sarah will have to decide if she can reject what is safe and become the heroine who is needed to save her world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Iron Dragon's Daughter

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The Iron Dragon's Daughter

Author: Michael Swanwick

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504025660

Genre: Fiction

Page: 424

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Book Summary: A New York Times Notable Book: “Combining cyberpunk’s grit with dystopic fantasy, this iconoclastic hybrid is a standout piece of storytelling” (Library Journal). Jane is trapped as a changeling in an industrialized Faerie ruled by aristocratic high elves and populated by ogres, dwarves, night-gaunts, and hags. She is the only human in a factory where underage forced labor builds cybernetic, magical dragons that are weaponized and sent off to war. When the damaged dragon Melanchthon tempts Jane with promises of freedom, the stage is set for a daring escape that will shake the foundations of existence. Combining alchemy and technology, a coming-of-age story like no other, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter takes place against a dystopic mindscape of dark challenges and class struggles that force Jane to make costly decisions at every turn. A finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and the 1994 Locus Award, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter a is one-of-a-kind melding of grimdark fantasy and cyberpunk grit from the Nebula Award–winning author of Stations of the Tide. It engages the reader in a nihilistic world in which nothing is as it seems and everything comes at a steep and often horrific price.


Bitter Gold Hearts

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Bitter Gold Hearts

Author: Glen Cook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101522763

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: The Stormwarden's children have been kidnapped and Garrett, P.I. is on the case. But caught between the bewitching beauty of a half-elf and the fearsome power of a horde of ogres, Garrett has to think twice before sacrificing all for a fortune in gold-after all, even in this enchanted land, he's only human.


The Best of Glen Cook

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The Best of Glen Cook

Author: Glen Cook

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1597806587

Genre: Fiction

Page: 538

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Book Summary: The best short fiction of legendary author Glen Cook (The Black Company, the Dread Empire) is collected into a new volume. For over forty years, Glen Cook has been among the most well-known, influential, and widely respected authors in science fiction and fantasy. Through classic series such as The Black Company, Garrett P.I., the Dread Empire, Starfishers, Darkwar, and more, his gritty, down-to-earth style left an indelible impression on his readers around the world, forever shifting the genre landscape and carving out his place as a pioneering icon. The Best of Glen Cook collects eighteen of his greatest stories—as chosen and introduced by the author himself—including a new, never-before-published Black Company novelette. With works set in all of his most famous series, these tales of science fiction and fantasy offer both the perfect way for longtime fans to trace Cook’s history and for new readers to become familiar with one of the finest genre authors of the twentieth century.


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition

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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838990622

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.


Silver Shoes 7: Rhythm and Blues

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Silver Shoes 7: Rhythm and Blues

Author: Samantha-Ellen Bound

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857989081

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Riley is one of the best dancers at Silver Shoes. Does this mean she will be a great teacher too? Riley has sprained her ankle and is forced to take a break from dancing! Sitting at home on the couch is at odds with Riley's energetic nature, so she excitedly takes up Miss Caroline's offer to become her personal assistant at Silver Shoes. But will Riley get carried away with her new-found authority and end up hurting her friends? And will her impatience to return to dancing and master the lyrical exam routine make her injury even worse?


Workin' Man Blues

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Workin' Man Blues

Author: Gerald W. Haslam

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520922624

Genre: Music

Page: 392

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Book Summary: California has been fertile ground for country music since the 1920s, nurturing a multitude of talents from Gene Autry to Glen Campbell, Rose Maddox to Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens to Merle Haggard. In this affectionate homage to California's place in country music's history, Gerald Haslam surveys the Golden State's contributions to what is today the most popular music in America. At the same time he illuminates the lives of the white, working-class men and women who migrated to California from the Dust Bowl, the Hoovervilles, and all the other locales where they had been turned out, shut down, or otherwise told to move on. Haslam's roots go back to Oildale, in California's central valley, where he first discovered the passion for country music that infuses Workin' Man Blues. As he traces the Hollywood singing cowboys, Bakersfield honky-tonks, western-swing dance halls, "hillbilly" radio shows, and crossover styles from blues and folk music that also have California roots, he shows how country music offered a kind of cultural comfort to its listeners, whether they were oil field roustabouts or hash slingers. Haslam analyzes the effects on country music of population shifts, wartime prosperity, the changes in gender roles, music industry economics, and television. He also challenges the assumption that Nashville has always been country music's hometown and Grand Ole Opry its principal venue. The soul of traditional country remains romantically rural, southern, and white, he says, but it is also the anthem of the underdog, which may explain why California plays so vital a part in its heritage: California is where people reinvent themselves, just as country music has reinvented itself since the first Dust Bowl migrants arrived, bringing their songs and heartaches with them.


THE INDIAN LISTENER

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THE INDIAN LISTENER

Author: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi

Publisher: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi

ISBN:

Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 70

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Book Summary: The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 07-10-1939 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Fortnightly NUMBER OF PAGES: 70 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. IV, No. 20. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 1413-1476 Document ID: INL-1939 (J-D) Vol- II (08)


The World That Made New Orleans

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The World That Made New Orleans

Author: Ned Sublette

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569765138

Genre: History

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans' first century of existence, a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana's early years is presented. This innovative history tracks the important roots of American music back to the swamp town, making clear the effects of centuries-long struggles among France, Spain, and England on the city's unique culture. The origins of jazz and the city's eclectic musical influences, including the role of the slave trade, are also revealed. Featuring little-known facts about the cultural development of New Orleans--such as the real significance of gumbo, the origins of the tango, and the first appearance of the words vaudeville and voodoo-- this rich historical narrative explains how New Orleans' colonial influences shape the city still today.


The Blues Piano Collection

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The Blues Piano Collection

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783236914

Genre: Music

Page: 112

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Book Summary: The Blues Piano Collection combines classic songs, well-known favourites and contemporary works with an abundant variety of styles to enjoy, including rich chords, contouring melodies, smooth sounds, funky rhythms and much more. Each piece is carefully arranged for solo piano, suitable for intermediate players. Song List: - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man [Muddy Waters] - Back Door Man [Howlin' Wolf] - Black Coffee [Sarah Vaughan] - Blind Willie McTell [Bob Dylan] - Blue Monk [Thelonious Monk] - Blue Suede Shoes [Elvis Presley] - Blueberry Hill [Fats Domino] - Boogie Chillen [John Lee Hooker] - Crazy Blues [Perry Bradford] - Creole Love Call (Creole Love Song) [Duke Ellington] - Fever [Peggy Lee] - God Bless' The Child [Arthur Herzog] [Billie Holliday] - Hit The Road Jack [Ray Charles] - Hound Dog [Elvis Presley] - How Long How Long Blues [Leroy Carr] - I Believe To My Soul [Ray Charles] - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free [Nina Simone] - I'm Just A Lucky So And So [Diana Krall] - I'm Ready [Winwood, Steve] [Jools Holland] - I've Got To See You Again [Norah Jones] - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [Bob Dylan] - Learnin' The Blues [Katie Melua] - Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) [Billie Holiday] - Lush Life [John Coltrane] - Monk's Mood [Thelonious Monk] - Peter Gunn Theme [The Blues Brothers] - Prelude To A Kiss [Duke Ellington] - Sweet Home Chicago [Robert Johnson] - The Lady Sings The Blues [Billie Holiday] [Herbie Nichols] - The Memphis Blues [W.C.Handy] [George A. Norton] - The Tokyo Blues [Horace Silver] - Watermelon Man [Herbie Hancock]


Conjuring Moments in African American Literature

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Conjuring Moments in African American Literature

Author: K. Samuel,Kameelah L. Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137336811

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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Book Summary: This book engages the ways African American authors have shifted, recycled, and reinvented the conjure woman in fiction. Kameelah Martin Samuel traces her presence and function in twentieth-century literature through historical records, oral histories, blues music, and collections of African American folklore.


The British Folk Revival

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The British Folk Revival

Author: Michael Brocken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351893572

Genre: Music

Page: 248

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Book Summary: The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken provides a historical narrative of the folk revival from the 1940s up until the 1990s, beginning with the emergence of the revival from within and around the left-wing movements of the 1940s and 1950s. Key figures and organizations such as the Workers' Music Association, the BBC, the English Folk Dance and Song Society, A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl are examined closely. By looking at the work of British Communist Party splinter groups it is possible to see the refraction of folk music as a political tool. Brocken openly challenges folk historicity and internal narrative by discussing the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s. The significant development of the folk/rock hybrid is considered alongside 'class', 'Americana', radio and the strength of pop culture. Brocken shows how the dichotomy of artistic (natural) versus industry (mass-produced) music since the 1970s has led to a fragmentation and constriction of the folk revival. The study concludes with a look at the upsurge of the folk music industry, the growth of festivals and the implications of the Internet for the British folk revival. Brocken suggests the way forward should involve an acknowledgement that folk music is not superior to but is, in fact, a form of popular music. The book will create lively debate among the folk music fraternity and popular music scholars, as well as folklorists and ethnomusicologists. A unique discography and history of the Topic Record label is also included.


A Family Trust

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A Family Trust

Author: Ward Just

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781586486242

Genre: Fiction

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Jonathan Yardley called A Family Trust "his longest, his most ambitious and his best a book with serious purposes that manages to entertain at the same timerich in carefully observed details, in quick, sharp perceptions that reveal more than one at first understands fine, satisfying, rewarding book, the work of a mature and accomplished novelist," upon the book's initial publication in 1978. The passing of Amos Rising, town elder and editor of The Dement Intelligencer, leaves the Rising family without a patriarch and the town with a hole in its center. The ambitions and talents of the Risings, the changing face of the town and the life of the spirited, intelligent, and attractive Dana Rising fill the pages of this extraordinary novel. Ward Just's A Family Trust is about the public face and private souls of America's Heartland in the same way his other novels are about Germany, Vietnam, or Washington D.C. The time has come to bring A Family Trust back into print.


Euro-Visions

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Euro-Visions

Author: Mariana Liz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628922974

Genre: History

Page: 200

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Book Summary: European cinema not only occupies a dominant place in film history, it is also a field that has been raising more interest with the expanding work on the transnational. Euro-Visions asks what idea of Europe emerges, is represented and constructed by contemporary European film. Adopting a broad and wide-ranging approach, Euro-Visions mixes political sources, historical documents and filmic texts and offers an integration of policy and economic contexts with textual analysis. Mariana Liz examines costume dramas, biopics and war films, mainstream co-productions and tales of 'Fortress Europe' by renowned auteurs, showing how films from different European nations depict and contribute to the formation of the idea of Europe. Case studies include Girl with a Pearl Earring, La Vie en Rose, Black Book, Good Bye Lenin!, Match Point and The Silence of Lorna.


Dream Boogie

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Dream Boogie

Author: Peter Guralnick

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316055158

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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Book Summary: One of the most influential singers and songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes--the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. No biography has previously been written that fully captures Sam Cooke's accomplishments, the importance of his contribution to American music, the drama that accompanied his rise in the early days of the civil rights movement, and the mystery that surrounds his death. Bestselling author Peter Guralnick tells this moving and significant story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but. With appearances by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Fidel Castro, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Bob Dylan, and other central figures of this explosive era, DREAM BOOGIE is a compelling depiction of one man striving to achieve his vision despite all obstacles--and an epic portrait of America during the turbulent and hopeful 1950s and 1960s. The triumph of the book is the vividness with which Peter Guralnick conveys the astonishing richness of the black America of this era--the drama, force, and feeling of the story.


The Witch

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The Witch

Author: Mary Johnston

Publisher: Jovian Press

ISBN: 1537807501

Genre: Fiction

Page: 429

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Book Summary: In this important new novel, Miss Johnston goes back to the field of some of her earlier successes -- the spacious Elizabethan times. The story opens in the death chamber of the great Queen, and with that uncanny power of historic resurrection of which Miss Johnston is master, the reader is made to feel the great issues that are hanging in the balance, -- issues of thought and faith within England itself, issues of imperialistic destiny in the great colonies overseas. The two chief characters are Joan Heron, a beautiful girl of strong, original nature, and Dr. Aderhold, a thinker in advance of his time. As the plot develops, not only is Aderhold suspected of atheism and unholy practices in the black art, but Joan is accused of witchcraft. They are arrested, and sentenced to death, but escape, and take ship for Virginia. As the voyage progresses, her sex and identity are suspected, and she and Aderhold are cast adrift in an open boat. This catastrophe, however, is not final, and in the Bahamas and later in England, the story comes to its impressive ending. As a historic picture, the story is exceptionally strong, and perhaps the impression that will live longest is that of the marvelous Elizabethan world of adventure, controversy, passion, and vital personality.