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Chaucer's Tale - 1386 and the Road to Canterbury by Strohm, Paul, 1938-

Chaucer's Tale - 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

" A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury Tales. In 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity that he has today-far from it. The middle-aged Chaucer was living in London, working as a midlevel bureaucrat and sometime poet, until a personal and professional crisis set him down the road leading to The C

Oct 23, 2014
God's planet by Gingerich, Owen.

God's planet

Oct 23, 2014
The forbidden worlds of Haruki Murakami by Strecher, Matthew, author.

The forbidden worlds of Haruki Murakami

" In an "other world" composed of language--it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest--a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami's characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts--people without names or pasts, fantastic animals, half-animals, and talking machines that traverse the dark psychic underworld of this writer's extraordinary fiction. Fervent

Oct 23, 2014
Folds in fashion - the art of pleating in clothing design and construction by Prieto, Rosa García, author.

Folds in fashion - the art of pleating in clothing design and construction

Detailed instructions for professional dressmakers, designers, wtailors and experienced home sewers for making 24 basic projects that create sophisticated embellishments for contemporary fashion pieces. Only basic sewing tools are required.

Oct 23, 2014
Drivel - deliciously bad writing by your favorite authors by

Drivel - deliciously bad writing by your favorite authors

"Gillian Flynn, Mary Roach, Dave Eggers, Rick Moody, Chuck Palahniuk...the list goes on. They all sucked once, and they all have the guts to share some of their crappiest early work in Drivel: an uplifting bit of voyeurism, based on the sold-out "Regreturature" stage shows in San Francisco, and brought to you by Litquake and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Within these pages you'll find abstruse and esoteric poetry (bad); incoherent and illogical short stories (worse); bumfuzzling proto-journ

Oct 23, 2014
Doodle stitching. Embroidery Projects & Designs to Celebrate the Seasons The holiday motif collection - embroidery projects & designs to celebrate the seasons by Ray, Aimee, 1976-

Doodle stitching. Embroidery Projects & Designs to Celebrate the Seasons The holiday motif collection - embroidery projects & designs to celebrate the seasons

Provides holiday-themed motifs for embroidery, including designs for such holidays as Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Hanukkah.

Oct 23, 2014
The dogs were rescued (and so was I) by Rhyne, Teresa J, author.

The dogs were rescued (and so was I)

Relates the story of the author and her beagle, Seamus, who both overcame cancer and sought to find a healthier life, changing eating habits to come to a more compassionate lifestyle.

Oct 23, 2014
The Devil's Disciples - Hitler's Inner Circle by Read, Anthony

The Devil's Disciples - Hitler's Inner Circle

Oct 23, 2014
Creative correction - extraordinary ideas for everyday discipline by Whelchel, Lisa.

Creative correction - extraordinary ideas for everyday discipline

"You've tried timeout, grounding, and spanking. But still Jounior won't change. Maybe it's time for a new strategy. When correction is done creatively, it's more rewarding--both for the child and for the parents--and it can be more effective at producing long-term results! Has your child been: acting disrespectfully? Lying? Whining? Leaving a mess? For these and many otehr situations you face as a parent, Lisa Whelchel offers refreshing ideas to help you win the discipling battle"--Cover, p. 4.

Oct 23, 2014
China by Bedford, Donald, author.

China

Includes illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks, street-by-street guides, information on popular sights, and a traveler's guide with tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, and entertainment.

Oct 23, 2014
The ethical vision of the Bible - learning good from knowing God by Gosnell, Peter W., 1956-

The ethical vision of the Bible - learning good from knowing God

The Ethical Vision of the Bible equips students and others with an interest in deepening their understanding of biblical ethics to listen carefully to the variety of ethical emphases found within the Bible itself. Focusing especially on Torah (the Law), Proverbs, the Prophets, the Gospels and Paul, this book enables the reader to trace key ethical patterns as they develop from the flow of thought of these biblical texts in their own contexts. -- from back cover.

Oct 23, 2014
Elements of eloquence - secrets of the perfect turn of phrase by Forsyth, Mark, author.

Elements of eloquence - secrets of the perfect turn of phrase

Oct 23, 2014
Be the message - taking your faith beyond words to a life of action by Shook, Kerry, author.

Be the message - taking your faith beyond words to a life of action

The authors share how, tired of just preaching the words of the Gospel, they tried to manifest the Gospel in their intentions and actions, and how this shift in focus from words to action changed their family, church, and relationship with God.

Oct 23, 2014
Art in America, 1945-1970 - writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism by Perl, Jed (EDT)

Art in America, 1945-1970 - writings from the age of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism

Gathers writings by the leading artists and critics who transformed American art in the mid-twentieth century, making New York, rather than Paris, the center of world art.

Oct 23, 2014
60 quick luxury knits - easy, elegant projects for every day in the Venezia collection from Cascade Yarns by

60 quick luxury knits - easy, elegant projects for every day in the Venezia collection from Cascade Yarns

Oct 23, 2014
500 felt objects - contemporary explorations of a versatile material by Mornu, Nathalie.

500 felt objects - contemporary explorations of a versatile material

Oct 23, 2014
Decision-making for dummies by Jones, Dawna.

Decision-making for dummies

Oct 23, 2014
The days between - blessings, poems, and directions of the heart for the Jewish High Holiday season = Yamim she-ben le-ven - berakhot shiriim, ṿe-khavanot ha-lev la-ʻAśeret yeme teshuvah by Falk, Marcia, author.

The days between - blessings, poems, and directions of the heart for the Jewish High Holiday season = Yamim she-ben le-ven - berakhot shiriim, ṿe-khavanot ha-lev la-ʻAśeret yeme teshuvah

In 5 parts. Part 1 offers parallel English & Hebrew blessings and prayers for home, synagoge, and other settings. Part 2 offers a psalm (poem) and a direction (essay) for each day between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Part 3 is parallel English & Hebrew blessings and prayers for Yom Kippur. Part 4 is a newly constructed non-hierarchical liturgy (Entering the Gates), and Part 5 is an essay about the newly constructed liturgy of part 4.

Oct 23, 2014
150 best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and more diabetes recipes by Khan, Sobia, author.

150 best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and more diabetes recipes

Oct 23, 2014
100 questions & answers about lymphoma by Holman, Peter, M.D., author.

100 questions & answers about lymphoma

Oct 23, 2014