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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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014
The Devil's Disciples - Hitler's Inner Circle by Read, Anthony

The Devil's Disciples - Hitler's Inner Circle

Oct 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2014
500 felt objects - contemporary explorations of a versatile material by Mornu, Nathalie.

500 felt objects - contemporary explorations of a versatile material

Oct 21, 2014
Come here often? - 53 writers raise a glass to their favorite bar by

Come here often? - 53 writers raise a glass to their favorite bar

A collection of appreciations of bars, some closed, some still in business, that have impacted the authors' lives.

Oct 21, 2014
The body keeps the score - brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma by Van der Kolk, Bessel A., 1943- author.

The body keeps the score - brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma

Oct 21, 2014
Benson - the autobiography by Benson, George, 1943- author.

Benson - the autobiography

Over the course of his fifty-year career, George Benson has performed for hundreds of millions of fans around the world, received ten Grammy Awards, and recorded with some of the most revered musicians of his era. And he has finally decided to tell his story. "Benson: The Autobiography" follows the musician's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of Dubai, and everywhere in between. His tales of scuffling on the road with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way

Oct 21, 2014
The dirt by Mötley Crüe (Musical group)

The dirt

Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt-the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an op

Oct 21, 2014
Becoming vegan - the complete reference on plant-based nutrition by Davis, Brenda, 1959-

Becoming vegan - the complete reference on plant-based nutrition

Oct 21, 2014
Loving Yourself to Great Health - Thoughts & Food-the Ultimate Diet by Hay, Louise/ Khadro, Ahlea/ Dane, Heather

Loving Yourself to Great Health - Thoughts & Food-the Ultimate Diet

Oct 21, 2014
A lesson plan for woodturning - step-by-step instructions for mastering woodturning fundamentals by Rodgers, James, 1941 November 16-

A lesson plan for woodturning - step-by-step instructions for mastering woodturning fundamentals

"A systematic, skill-building instruction manual for all the essential basic woodturning skills, A Lesson Plan for Woodturning allows novice woodturners to master skills without the benefit of formal training. The equivalent of three semester-length classes, the book provides a complete, self-directed course in woodturning safety, tools, and techniques that provide a foundation for mastering more complex tasks. Each lesson is focused on skill development and thoroughly documented with step-by-st

Oct 21, 2014
Intern - a doctor's initiation by Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968-

Intern - a doctor's initiation

A cardiologist offers an account of his internship and residency at a busy New York City hospital, detailing the brutal hours in a medical establishment that seems to place patients' concerns last, as well as his own experiences on the other side as a patient himself.

Oct 21, 2014
History of international fashion by Grumbach, Didier

History of international fashion

Oct 21, 2014