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A Piece Of Sky, A Grain Of Rice: A Memoir In Four Meditations

$16.63
In this layered collage of memory within memory, Hale recreates for readers her kaleidoscopic experience of a decades-long journey to acceptance and insight. Writer, prodigal daughter, single parent, Buddhist disciple, and, late in midlife, a newlywed, she is transformed through an unconventional relationship with a female spiritual teacher and an odd ritual of repeated tattooing with her two young adult children. "Christine Hale's evocation of the bewildering complexities of life as a mother, daughter, wife (and ex-wife), and student of Buddhism is both a poem and a letter to those she has worked so long and hard to understand. On a journey that takes her through emotional and actual hurricanes, love and cruelty, urgent losses, and painful gains, she climbs to sometimes unnervingly high altitudes as she experiences "the joy and the sorrow of samsara." In beautiful, clear language, Hale explores the wounds life gives us, the wounds we give ourselves, and the long process of healing." -Sarah Stone, author of The True Sources of the Nile Christine Hale is the author of a novel, Basil's Dream (Livingston Press 2009); National Book Award finalist Joan Silber says, "Basil's Dream...seems to prove fiction can go where other forms can't." Ms. Hale's creative nonfiction has appeared in Arts & Letters, Spry, Still, Hippocampus, and Prime Number, among other journals. A fellow of MacDowell, Ucross, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College. She teaches in the Antioch University-Los Angeles Low-Residency MFA Program as well as the Great Smokies Writing Program in Asheville, North Carolina, where she and her husband live.
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9781627201018
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2016-07-01
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Basil's Dream

$16.63
Fiction. Lucy Langston's marriage is failing when her husband Darrell is suddenly offered a new job as CFO for an American insurance firm in Bermuda. With their twelve-year-old son Peyton, they leave their affluent Connecticut life to start anew in a paradise of pink beaches and quaint British decorum. All too soon, a darker reality emerges, and each of them becomes secretly entangled with Marcus Passjohn--a charismatic opposition leader known for his defense of the island's underclass--and Marcus's alienated son Zef, a budding anarchist. Darrell slips into an intrigue to destroy Passjohn's credibility. Peyton, bullied at school, takes refuge in a frightening delinquency with Zef. And Lucy, seeking to reclaim her son before it's too late, enters a compelling alliance with Marcus Passjohn, one that quickly escalates into a powerfully transforming love affair.
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9781604890235
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2009-04-01
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Becoming Cleopatra: The Shifting Image Of An Icon

$24.94
Cleopatra. Sexy, sultry, political, and racially ambiguous. Moving fluidly from Shakespeare's England to contemporary LA, Francesca Royster looks at the performance of race and sexuality in a wide range of portrayals of that icon of dangerous female sexuality, Cleopatra. Royster begins with Shakespeare's original appropriation of Plutarch, and then moves on to analyze performances of the Cleopatra icon by Josephine Baker, Elizabeth Taylor, Pam Grier (Cleopatra Jones) and Queen Latifah (in Set It Off ). Royster argues that Cleopatra highlights a larger cultural anxiety about women, sexuality, and race.
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9781403961099
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2003-09-01
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Exploding Chippewas

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$14.95

Everything this poet touches is volatile-the poet himself, the people and world around him, ideas and mythologies, the ghosts of memory and the dream of possible futures, all seem to burst into fragments. Mark Turcotte uses poetry to gather up the pieces-the shards of joy and grief, peace and doubt, strength and temptation, questions and answers-as he tries to define and rediscover what is lost when everyday life becomes explosive.

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9780810151239
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2002-05-22
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Getting Lucky

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$11.09

When a young reporter is killed in a hit and run accident, freelance writer Robyn Guthrie agrees to finish one of the stories the reporter had been writing for the local newspaper. But nothing is as simple as it seems when she finds out about shady land deals, an old high school nemesis, and Robyn's aging mother.

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9781440531958
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2011-12-18
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Getting Sassy

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$23.09
With her nearly broke and practically homeless mother about to land on her doorstep, Robyn Guthrie learns that desperation can play havoc with a daughter's scruples. Otherwise, why would she even consider kidnapping a goat and holding it for ransom?
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9781935562221
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2010-09-01
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Getting Taken

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$14.78
While freelance writer Robyn Guthrie settles into her new home, which came with a few surprises, she learns her mother Lizzie, drama queen of Dryden Manor Assisted Living, has one of her own-a new boyfriend, Lionel. When he dies suddenly, leaving a pulp fiction novel in Lizzie's care, Robyn and Lizzie soon realize he was not all he appeared to be. Lionel's mysterious past is buried in the book along with a last, desperate clue that may lead to the location of an expressionist masterpiece missing since World War II. Aided by a handsome art historian, Robyn and Lizzie attempt to decipher the clues, unaware that someone else has joined the race-a cold-blooded killer whose raison d'etre is the revenge he has sought for more than sixty years.
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9780692818169
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2016-12-19
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Groundspeed

$14.78
Groundspeed moves and doesn t stop moving. From pastorals on American highways to self-reckonings after a cancer diagnosis to examinations on grief and transience after the death of a brother, this collection of poems asks readers not only to size up threats but anxieties. Phillips witnesses a small plane crash and examines roadside attractions. She reckons with sexuality after a partner asks for a threesome, and renders a candid portrait of a nude, post-surgery body in a mirror. In this raw and personal book, Phillips insists upon one s own preservation through and beyond grief and trauma with the warning creation is only // myth; destruction narrative. "
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9781629220352
Publication Date: 
2016-03-15

Signaletics

$14.78
Signaletics pits the measured against the immeasurable, the body against identity, and the political against the personal. With a defunct nineteenth-century body measurement system of criminal identification as a foundation, the poems move in and out of history, only to arrive at the immediate voice of a speaker, distraught about the death of a child brother, the removal of a father, and the estrangement of the personal with the politics of her country.
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9781937378554
Publication Date: 
2013-10-15

The Feathered Heart

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$12.95

This revised and expanded edition of "The Feathered Heart," Mark Turcotte's celebrated collection of Native American poetry, brings traditional oral culture to print. Torn, painful, vibrant, and full of hope, his poetry weaves together the multilayered and textured fabric of contemporary Native American urban and rural existence. Appropriately, each poem in "The Feathered Heart" possesses a deeply lyrical quality. Raw emotion echoes in Turcotte's voice, in his verse, in the things he sees. "Ten Thousand Thousand Bones," for example, "a poem about the desecration of Native American burial sites and objects by archeologists," is dedicated "to an ancient woman taken from the Earth near New Lenox, Illinois in the winter 1993/94."

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9780870134821
Publication Date: 
1998-05-31