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The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies

Author : Laura Newman
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“With candor, wry wit and memorable details, these stories shimmer” as characters across the world embark on strange journeys of the spirit (Publishers Weekly). In these ten short stories, author Laura Newman brings readers along to Varanasi, Tijuana, Rome, Lhasa, New Orleans, Valdez, Barcelona, and the Isle of Skye. And her characters are just as diverse as her destinations: There’s Maggie, who’s taking her brother’s ghost on a trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal; Gomez, who has a date with destiny at the Tijuana hypermarket; a Norwegian preacher who relocates to Varanasi, India, in a valiant effort to convert Hindus and Muslims to Christianity; and, in the title story, the women who run an undercover orphanage in New Orleans, wearing habits by day while playing poker at night. Although these fictions occur thousands of miles apart from one another, within wildly different cultures, they are unified in their portrayal of ordinary citizens going to outlandish lengths to find connection, healing, or hope.

The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies

Author : Laura Newman
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These ten stories are irresistible because their author is both fearless and ambitious. Newman switches points of view effortlessly, brings us to far-flung regions of the world, and has an uncanny, authentic grasp of cultures. We travel from Varanasi to Tijuana, from Rome to Lhasa, to New Orleans, Valdez, Barcelona and the Isle of Skye. The characters are just as diverse: Maggie, who is taking the ghost of her dead brother and her guilt on a spiritual trek of redemption to the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal; Gomez, who has a date with destiny in the syrup aisle at the Tijuana hypermarket, while his friend Chuy carries Jesus on his back through the street vendors at the Mexican/US crossing; a Norwegian preacher relocates to Varanasi India in a valiant effort to convert Hindus and Muslims to Christianity, while his son watches the bodies burn on the banks of the Ganges; and in the title story, the women who run an undercover orphanage in New Orleans don habits by day, but play poker at night. While these fictions occur thousands of miles apart and evince wildly different cultures and situations, they are unified in their portrayal of ordinary citizens of the world struggling against extraordinary events. And they are written with a remarkable mixture of pathos and humor.

Children s Writer s Illustrator s Market 33rd Edition

Author : Amy Jones
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The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children's Publishing, fully revised and updated The 33rd edition of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market is the definitive and trusted guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, CWIM is the resource you need. In this book, you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more. These listings include a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. This edition also features: • 500+ listings for children's markets, including book publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more • Interviews with bestselling authors, including Cassandra Clare, N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Woodson, Leigh Bardugo, and more • Craft articles on topics ranging from P.O.V., mocking-up picture books, and including diverse characters • Business articles on topics such as making the most of your platform, tracking submissions, and maximizing the time + energy you have to write, and much more

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 40th Edition

Author : Amy Jones
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The best resource for getting your fiction published, fully revised and updated Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 40th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Hundreds of updated listings for fiction-related book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, and more • Interviews with bestselling authors Celeste Ng, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Beverly Jenkins, and Chris Bohjalian • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing • Articles on tips for manuscript revision, using out-of-character behavior to add layers of intrigue to your story, and writing satisfying, compelling endings • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction

Guide to Literary Agents 30th Edition

Author : Robert Lee Brewer
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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent, fully revised and updated No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 30th edition is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 30th edition of GLA includes: • Hundreds of updated listings for literary agents and writing conferences • Informative articles on crafting effective queries, synopses, and book proposals (and the agent query tracker) • Plus, a 30-Day Platform Challenge to help writers build their writing platforms • Includes 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing

The Pocket Oxford German Dictionary

Author : Helene Homeyer
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Halliwell s Filmgoer s Video Viewer s Companion

Author : Leslie Halliwell
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A must for movie fans and trivia buffs alike, this famed film guide contains a wealth of information and is fully updated to include the latest stars. The more than 10,000 alphabetically arranged entries provide complete details on each film, including award-winners and nominees, personal data on actors and directors, notes from critics, and more.

Halliwell s Who s who in the Movies

Author : Leslie Halliwell
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