Open at your own risk


Author: Joan Kahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395207185

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

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The yellow wall-paper / by Charlotte Curtis Stetson Gilman -- A man from Glasgow / by W. Somerset Maugham -- The daemon lover / by Shirley Jackson -- Pen, pencil and poison / by Oscar Wilde -- A place of one's own / by Osbert Sitwell -- The fortunes of Martin Waldeck / by Sir Walter Scott -- Murder in solitude / by Alister Kirshaw -- The mole / by Gerald Bullet - - The man who missed the bus / by Stella Benson -- Elvira Barney / by Edgar Lustgarten -- The toll-house / by W.W. Jacob -- A theme for hyacinth / by Julian Symons -- Miss Parsons / by Henry Wilson -- Stay of execution / by Michael Gilbert -- The squire's story / by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell -- The beast with five fingers / by William Fryer Harvey -- Steinie Morrison / by Maurice Moisewitsch -- Death and the compass / by Jorge Luis Borges -- Mrs. Amworth / by E.F. Benson -- Last visit / by Christopher Lazare -- Murder among the lovebirds / by Janet Flanner -- The coach / by Violet Hunt -- The spider / by Jan Gerhard Toonder -- "Eleven days' wonder" / by Lenore Glen Offord -- Sensational occurrence at a poetry reading / by P.G. Wodehouse.

Kansas City Metropolitan Verse Volume 2


Author: N.A


ISBN: 1435713818

Category: Kansas City (Mo.)

Page: N.A

View: 5997

Out objective is to celebrate poetry in all its forms, contemporary and classic, to encourage the value of poetry within the community, and to support enthusiasm for this art form.

At Your Own Risk

A Saint's Testament


Author: Derek Jarman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559022

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 799

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW TODD In At Your Own Risk, Derek Jarman weaves poetry, prose, photographs and newspaper extracts into a rich tapestry of gay experience in the UK. The buttoned-up repression of the fifties and sixties makes way for liberation and free love in the seventies, only to be chased by the terror and pain of HIV/AIDS. This is Jarman at his passionate, polemic best, written when he was already ill with HIV and in the midst of the moral panic surrounding the AIDS crisis. Defiant and furious, he not only celebrates his own sexuality but skewers wider society for its brazen homophobia. Reissued here 25 years after Jarman’s death, At Your Own Risk remains a singular work. It is a powerful reminder of how far we have come and how much further we have left to go.

How to Party with a Killer Vampire

A Party-Planning Mystery


Author: Penny Warner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544724

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1555

Party planner Presley Parker's new gig is the star-studded wrap party for a horror film. The location is a graveyard-conveniently, because the night of the bash, a tabloid journalist is murdered.

Do Not Open

The Discarded Refrigerators of Post-Katrina New Orleans


Author: Katheryn Krotzer Laborde

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460210

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 1855

When the floodwaters that swamped New Orleans finally receded in September 2005, the post–Hurricane Katrina recovery began. One of the most common sights was the discarded home refrigerator, perched on the curb and ready for disposal. For months, thousands upon thousands of ruined refrigerators still awaited pick-up. Many had messages scribbled with markers or blurted with spray paint, rendered by owners and passersby alike, ranging from practical to sentimental, the angry to the darkly humorous. This book, featuring hundreds of black-and-white photographs, presents the communiqués that transformed appliances into message boards, and explores the post-disaster environment that inspired their creation.

Food Is the Frosting-Company Is the Cake

You Can Entertain Easier at Any Age


Author: Maggie Marshall

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434331512

Category: Cooking

Page: 196

View: 5981

Share in this healing and transitional journey of emotions and grief through Haiku poetry and photography. POETOGRAPHY combines these powerfully emotional and concise poems with visual connections helping the reader experience the essence of this period in the author's life. "WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LAVA.......FLOW."

On Babylon's Throne


Author: Colleen Forté

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468519112

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 588

Frannie Costello faces the murky complexities of life. It is 1961. She is sixteen, pregnant and terrified. Abortion is not a choice. Or is it? A controlling mother whisks her away from Baltimore? Away from Nicky Feola, her first love. Away to a darkened room festering with a shadowy aura of shame. Frannie survives but follows the unforgiving cycle. She falls into an abusive marriage. When all hope is nearly gone she reads a newspaper clipping of the opening of a new. Las Vegas casino, THE ALLADIN. Courage leads her to abandon her husband. She escapes to the city of glitz and glamour. Could this city be the twentieth centurys Babylon? Would this city be Frannies demise?

Over the Top


Author: Kay D. Rizzo

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 0828025983

Category: Devotional calendars

Page: 373

View: 3617

A collection of devotional readings and Bible verses for each day of the year.

Still Writing

The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life


Author: Dani Shapiro

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193439

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 9080

“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.” From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. “The writer’s life requires courage, patience, empathy, openness. It requires the ability to be alone with oneself. Gentle with oneself. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks.” Writers—and anyone with an artistic temperament—will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers. Like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, and Stephen King’s On Writing, Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing is a lodestar for aspiring scribes and an eloquent memoir of the writing life.

Omega Minor


Author: Paul Verhaeghen

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564784770

Category: Fiction

Page: 691

View: 5164

Welcome to Omega Minor, where nothing is ever what it seems and nothing every ends."--BOOK JACKET.

Senior High School Library Catalog


Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 7198

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

The Glass Wives

A Novel


Author: Amy Sue Nathan

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250016576

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4491

Evie and Nicole Glass share a last name. They also shared a husband. When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. There's no love lost between the widow and the ex. In fact, Evie sees a silver lining in all this heartache—the chance to rid herself of Nicole once and for all. But Evie wasn't counting on her children's bond with their baby half-brother, and she wasn't counting on Nicole's desperate need to hang on to the threads of family, no matter how frayed. Strapped for cash, Evie cautiously agrees to share living expenses—and her home—with Nicole and the baby. But when Evie suspects that Nicole is determined to rearrange more than her kitchen, Evie must decide who she can trust. More than that, she must ask: what makes a family? The Glass Wives is Amy Sue Nathan's heartfelt debut novel.

Seattle's Green Lake


Author: Brittany Wright

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439634297

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 6080

Discovered in 1855, Green Lake has been an essential feature within Seattle’s distinctive juxtaposition of landscape architecture and urban expansion, providing recreation and community focus for the last 150 years. Named after the persistent algae bloom that still occurs, the lake is a valuable natural landmark at the center of a neighborhood in transition, and its past is threaded with tenacious organizations and ambitious individuals. From its first homesteader, Erhart “Green Lake John” Saifried, to the vision of the Olmsted brothers, from Guy Phinney’s menagerie to the triumph and tragedy of Helene Madison, from ice-skating to the Aqua Follies, this broad collection of vintage images illustrates a bygone era and provides a unique perspective on community values and ecological struggle.



Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110805708X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

View: 8643

The infamous 1897 Gothic horror novel which brought its author international fame and spawned a global following.

Domestic Olympics

The Ultimate Housecleaning Guide


Author: Richard A. Slinde

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469777474

Category: House & Home

Page: 166

View: 4181

Take a journey through your home from top to bottom. Youll be surprised by all the dirt you discover! Richard A. Slinde, a longtime domestic cleaner, has seen how messy homes can become during his more than thirty years of cleaning houses and apartments, both big and small. In Domestic Olympics: The Ultimate Housecleaning Guide, Slinde provides step-by-step, room-by-room guidance for cleaning your home in fun and easy ways. Each room is fair game for cleaningyour kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and every nook and cranny in between. Youll learn time-saving cleaning routines specifically created for each room in your house. Along the way, youll also discover how to evaluate cleaning products, wash your walls, shampoo your furniture, eliminate roaches and other pests, and engage in a top-to-bottom spring cleaning that will ensure you havent missed a thing. It doesnt matter whether you rent or own, whether you have a big family or live by yourself, Domestic Olympics provides practical tools and strategies that can make your life easier and your living quarters cleaner.


Containing a description of the religion, manners, customs, trades, arts, sciences, literature, diversions &c. of the Hindoos : Illustr. with upwords of 100 coloured engravings


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 234

View: 7110