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Portraits of a Few of the People I ve Made Cry

Author : Christine Sneed
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The ten stories in this debut collection examine the perils of love and what it means to live during an era when people will offer themselves, almost unthinkingly, to strangers. Risks and repercussions are never fully weighed. People leap and almost always land on rocky ground. May-December romances flourish in these stories, as do self-doubt and, in most cases, serious regret. Mysterious, dangerous benefactors, dead and living artists, movie stars and college professors, plagiarists, and distinguished foreign novelists are among the many different characters. No one is blameless, but villains are difficult to single out-everyone seemingly bears responsibility for his or her desires and for the outcome of difficult choices so often made hopefully and naively.

Paris He Said

Author : Christine Sneed
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Jayne Marks is questioning the choices she has made in the years since college and is struggling to pay her bills in Manhattan when she is given the opportunity to move to Paris with her wealthy lover and benefactor, Laurent Moller, who owns and operates two art galleries, one in New York, the other in Paris. He offers her the time and financial support she needs to begin her career as a painter and also challenges her to see who and what she will become if she meets her artistic potential. Laurent, however, seems to have other women in his life and Jayne, too, has an ex-boyfriend, much closer to her own age, whom she still has feelings for. Bringing Paris gloriously to life, Paris, He Said is a novel about desire, beauty, and its appreciation, and of finding yourself presented with the things you believe you've always wanted, only to wonder where true happiness lies.

The Virginity of Famous Men

Author : Christine Sneed
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The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far. In “The Prettiest Girls," a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is more in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California. “Clear Conscience" focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether “doing the right thing" is, in fact, always the right thing to do. In “Beach Vacation," a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervor that once was second nature to her. The title story, “The Virginity of Famous Men," explores family and fortune. Long intrigued by love and loneliness, Sneed leads readers through emotional landscapes both familiar and uncharted. These probing stories are explorations of the compassionate and passionate impulses that are inherent in--and often the source of--both abiding joy and serious distress in every human life.

Little Known Facts

Author : Christine Sneed
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A many-layered story of fame, family and identity from a multi award-winning writer.

A Map of Everything A Novel Color Edition

Author : Elizabeth Earley
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FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATED EDITION "Inventive, searingly honest, gorgeously written, this book will both break and heal your heart." - Gayle Brandeis, author of "The Book of Dead Birds" Anne's sister, a bright and lovely teenager, sustains a traumatic brain injury after a near-fatal car accident. As a result, Anne, her siblings and parents are thrown into a decades-long struggle for belonging, deliverance and redemption - with surprising results. "A Map of Everything" intimately explores the fragile nature of family dynamics, revealing what is salvaged, what is lost, and what is gained after a tragedy hits home. "Elizabeth Earley's A MAP OF EVERYTHING is one of the most structurally inventive and emotionally remarkable books I've come across in quite a while. So many writers traffic in the sensationalism of event, while Earley wisely knows that this is only the start of the trouble-and that our hearts truly beat and bleed in the repercussions of events. It's a book that reminds us who we are to each other and to ourselves, and it has a resilient beauty, and a confident and true voice rare in any novel, let alone a debut." -Rob Roberge, author of "The Cost of Living" "The writing in A MAP OF EVERYTHING is beautiful. Never shying away from the difficult, and embracing the big emotions, Earley has given us a strong, graceful and finely-etched novel." -Leonard Chang, author of "Crossings" "Inventive, searingly honest, gorgeously written, this book will both break and heal your heart. With A MAP OF EVERYTHING, Elizabeth Earley charts her own fresh and dazzling territory." -Gayle Brandeis, author of "The Book of Dead Birds" and "Self Storage" "In A MAP OF EVERYTHING, Elizabeth Earley has the eyesight to notice what we trample underfoot, the instinctual intelligence to know why we do the things we do, the heart to rise above obliterating darkness, and - from somewhere - the ability to write like a witch." -Peter Nichols, author of "Voyage to the North Star, " nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award "An exploration of love and tragedy, what we owe to others and what we owe to ourselves, A MAP OF EVERYTHING is eloquent, moody and strangely poetic. -Michelle Tea, co-founder of Sister Spit, author of "The Chelsea Whistle" and "Valencia" "In a little over 300 pages, A MAP OF EVERYTHING somehow manages to be a novel about everything: surviving tragedy, love, despair, complex family relationships, identity, how to be a good person, how to live in a world full of contradictions and dangers that are as much internal as external. This is a remarkable debut novel. Read it and weep - with both joy and sadness." -Christine Sneed, author of "Little Known Facts" and "Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry" "A MAP OF EVERYTHING is a tender story of personal transformation, addiction, loss and memory. Elizabeth Earley is a welcome new voice to literature." -Ali Liebegott author of "The IHOP Papers" and "Cha-Ching!" "Elizabeth Earley's remarkable debut novel, A Map of Everything, deftly follows a family through the complicated trajectory of their lives after one devastating moment on a rain-soaked street.... Earley's rich weaving of time, science, place, point of view, and plot is created with language and form that is surprising and stunning." - Patricia Ann McNair, author of "The Temple of Air"

Sarajevo Self portrait

Author : Leslie Fratkin
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Introduction by Tom Gjelten with images and texts by nine Bosnian photographers Created in the aftermath of war, in ruined darkrooms without electricity or running water, the photographs in this book are not only proof of the destruction and suffering of this once-beautiful country but a salute to its indomitable spirit, offering an authentic view of Bosnia through the eyes of those living inside it. '[These] individual tales, riveting and sometimes droll, contain the essence of the human will to resist. This is a wonderful book' - Roy Gutman

London Labour and the London Poor The London street folk

Author : Henry Mayhew
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Good Housekeeping

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Self portrait of Someone Else

Author : Vincent Eaton
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People Make You Cry and Other Stories

Author : Gopal Baratham
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La Vie

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Everything You Do is a Portrait of Yourself

Author : Marjorie Reynolds
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Pastures of Plenty

Author : Woody Guthrie
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Offers a portrait of the influential American musician and his involvement in labor and political movements from the 1930s to the 1950s

Punch

Author : Mark Lemon
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People of Poros a Portrait of a Greek Island Village

Author : Peter S. Gray
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The Literary Digest

Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
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Pranks

Author : V. Vale
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A prank is a "trick, a mischievous act, a ludicrous act." Pranksters such as Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Monte Cazazza, Jello Biafra, Earth First!, Joe Coleman, Karen Finley, John Waters, Henry Rollins and others challenge the sovereign authority of words, images and behavioral convention. "Pranks!" inspired the genre of prank recordings, prank TV, and will delight all lovers of humor, satire and irony.

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The adventures of Oliver Twist Pictures from Italy American notes

Author : Charles Dickens
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