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Beyond the first draft - the art of fiction by Casey, John, 1939- author.

Beyond the first draft - the art of fiction

"For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award-winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing-and rewriting-fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers' methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays

Aug 22, 2014
Bicentennial - poems by Chiasson, Dan, author.

Bicentennial - poems

Aug 27, 2014
Bicentennial - poems by Chiasson, Dan.

Bicentennial - poems

Aug 21, 2014
Billy Joel - the definitive biography by Schruers, Fred, author.

Billy Joel - the definitive biography

Draws on exclusive interviews to profile the acclaimed musician's life and career, discussing such topics as his upbringing in the Long Island suburbs, entry into the 1970s music scene, and relationships with his closest associates.

Aug 27, 2014
Blackballed - the Black vote and US democracy by Pinckney, Darryl, 1953-

Blackballed - the Black vote and US democracy

Aug 27, 2014
Blood aces - the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker by Swanson, Doug J., 1953- author.

Blood aces - the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker

"The astonishing story of Benny Binion-a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cult

Aug 27, 2014
Blue horses - poems by Oliver, Mary, 1935-

Blue horses - poems

Aug 21, 2014
Body respect - what conventional health books get wrong, leave out, and just plain fail to understand about weight by Bacon, Linda.

Body respect - what conventional health books get wrong, leave out, and just plain fail to understand about weight

"Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn't have to be. Think for a moment about your attitudes toward weight: Do you believe that people who are thinner are more healthy and attractive? Do you think dieting is an effective health strategy? Do you judge yourself or others because of weight? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're not alone. It's much more common for people to feel bad about their bodies than to appreciate them-and to judge others by those standards as well. But

Aug 27, 2014
Bonhoeffer as youth worker - a theological vision for discipleship and life together by Root, Andrew, 1974-

Bonhoeffer as youth worker - a theological vision for discipleship and life together

Aug 27, 2014
Brain Games for Puppies by Arrowsmith, Claire

Brain Games for Puppies

Aug 21, 2014
Breaking in - the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice by Biskupic, Joan, author.

Breaking in - the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice

"From a leading judicial biographer comes the untold story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice To become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor went against the odds. Her historic appointment in 2009--made by President Obama, whose own 2008 victory appeared improbable--flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped lift up this daughter of a Puerto Rican nurse and a factory worker. Sotomayor saw opportunities and, with street smarts a

Aug 21, 2014
Brief encounters - conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks by Cavett, Dick.

Brief encounters - conversations, magic moments, and assorted hijinks

Aug 27, 2014
Bright kids who can't keep up - help your child overcome slow processing speed and succeed in a fast-paced world by Braaten, Ellen.

Bright kids who can't keep up - help your child overcome slow processing speed and succeed in a fast-paced world

"Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, thi

Aug 27, 2014
Bright kids who can't keep up - help your child overcome slow processing speed and succeed in a fast-paced world by Braaten, Ellen.

Bright kids who can't keep up - help your child overcome slow processing speed and succeed in a fast-paced world

"Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, thi

Aug 21, 2014
Brothers be "yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" - a memoir by Clinton, George, 1940- author.

Brothers be "yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" - a memoir

Aug 27, 2014
Browsing nature's aisles - a year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs by Brown, Wendy, 1967- author.

Browsing nature's aisles - a year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs

Offers information on collecting, preparing, and preserving easily identifiable wild edibles found in most suburban landscapes.

Aug 21, 2014
Browsing nature's aisles - a year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs by Brown, Wendy, 1967-, author.

Browsing nature's aisles - a year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs

Offers information on collecting, preparing, and preserving easily identifiable wild edibles found in most suburban landscapes.

Aug 27, 2014
Business Adventures - Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by Brooks, John

Business Adventures - Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Aug 27, 2014
But seriously by McEnroe, John, 1959- author.

But seriously

The controversial tennis star and analyst presents a follow-up to "You Cannot Be Serious" that shares additional insights into his life and career while chronicling the past decade of Tour of Champions competitions and special events.

Aug 27, 2014
Buvette - the pleasure of good food by Williams, Jody, 1962-

Buvette - the pleasure of good food

Combining traditions from French and Italian bistro cooking, the author shows home cooks how to prepare casual but stylish and inexpensively simple dishes like ricotta fritters, carrot spoon bread, and scallops with caper brown butter.

Aug 21, 2014