A scathing review of America's culinary elite offers an overview of American cooking and the "expert" class that has commented on it--focusing particular attention on cooking shows in the 1970s and the subsequent fads, fashions, and fool's advice that has followed food since.
Spanning the entire career of the celebrated American poet, a collection of 226 works represents sixty years of poetic endeavor, including recent poems that appeared in The New Yorker, as well as verses from Without and a CD containing readings by the author. Reprint.
Thanks to the sorcerous Mr. Flood, Johnstown, Pennsylvania has drowned three times...and the fourth time will be the charm. By the time he gets done flooding Johnstown, the city will vanish beneath the waves forever...unless his flood-making apprentice, Dee, has anything to say about it. Refusing to let the fourth flood sink Johnstown, young Dee uses her own powers against her wicked mentor, setting off a battle of magic rainmakers in the heart of the raging storm. Will thousands of people drown in the ultimate deluge? Will madness and destruction doom Johnstown to an eternal watery grave? Or will hope and heart turn back the tide of history, striking a blow against darkness and disaster? Who'll stop the rain? No one, if Mr. Flood gets his way. This fantasy masterpiece made waves around the world, winning a British Fantasy Award nomination and taking Russia by storm. Don't miss this exciting tale by award-winning storyteller and Doctor Who author Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected fantasy that really packs a punch. "Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman..." – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series.
Everyone has a memory or two that stands outmemories that make life worth livingand it is those memories that are the ultimate test by which we judge our lives: Was our life beautiful enough to come back and do again, or was it sad enough to make us move on and never return? These are some of the many questions that have been on Tobys mind. Follow aspiring songwriter Toby and a beautiful painter, named Aurora, across the countryupon the request of a 10-year-old dying boy named Charlieon an autumn journey to experience the true essence of life. All of Tobys questions about his current life and the one to come will be answered by the end of this spiritually reminiscent novel.
She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears? Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever. But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever. Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision….
In Nigerian novelist and journalist Okey Ndibe's powerful debut novel, living to tell the tale is not enough—you must also tell it. Twenty years after its original publication, and now with a new Foreword by the author, Arrows of Rain remains a vital exploration of the importance of story in opposition to corruption and the steep cost of speaking truth to power. “A story that must be told never forgives silence.” In the country of Madia (based in part on Ndibe’s native Nigeria) a young sex worker runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, the “madman” Bukuru, is asked to account for her last moments. When his testimony implicates the Madian armed forces, Bukuru is arrested and charged with her death. At the first day of trial, Bukuru, acting as his own attorney, counters these charges with allegations of his own, speaking not only of government complicity in a series of violent assaults and killings, but telling the court that the president of Madia himself is guilty of rape and murder. The incident is hushed up, and Bukuru is sent back to prison, where he will likely meet his end. But a young journalist manages to visit him, and together they journey through decades of history that illuminate Bukuru’s life, and that of the entire nation. A brave and powerful work of fiction, Arrows of Rain continues to resonate as a necessary morality tale and a brilliant dramatization of the complex factors behind the near-collapse of a nation from one of the most exciting novelists writing today.
In her skillful debut novel, Kij Johnson took the classic Japanese myth of the fox who dared to become a woman to win true love and created The Fox Woman, a luminous, lyrical tale of love, desire, joy, and the nature of the soul. Set in the same universe as The Fox Woman, this time Kij Johnson takes on another animal totem and enters the world of the creature who comes to be known as Kagaya-hime, a sometime woman warrior, occasional philosopher, and reluctant confidante to noblemen. And who may or may not be the figment of the imagination of an aging empress who is embarking on the last journey of her life, setting aside the trappings of court life and reminiscing as she follows the paths that are leading her to the nunnery and death. Fudoki is the tale of a being who starts her journey on the kami, or spirit road, as a humble-if ever a being such as a Cat can be humble-small tortoiseshell feline. She has seen her family destroyed by a fire that decimated most of the Imperial city. This loss renders her taleless, the only one left alive to pass on such stories as The Cat Born the Year the Star Fell, the Cat with a Litter of Ten, the Fire-Tailed Cat. Without her fudoki-self and soul and home and shrine-she cannot keep the power of her clan together. And she cannot join another fudoki because, although she might be able to win a place within another clan, to do so would mean that she would cease to be herself. So a small cat begins an extraordinary journey. Along the way she will attract the attention of old and ancient powers, including gods who are curious about this creature newly come to Japan's shores, and who choose to give the tortoiseshell a human shape. And who set her on a new kami road, where Kagaya-hime will have to choose a way to find what happiness she can. Weaving a haunting story of one being's transformation and journey of discovery with the telling of another's long life set against the backdrop of the courtly rituals of Imperial power, Kij Johnson has written a powerful novel about the nature of freedom and the redemptive power of transformation--if only one is brave enough to risk it all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
In The Land of Weddings and Rain, Gediminas Lankauskas examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding – religious and civil ceremonies, “traditional” imagery and practices, and the conspicuous consumption of domestic and imported goods – in the context of the Western-style modernization of post-socialist Lithuania. Studying the tensions between “tradition” and “modernity” that surround this important ritual event, Lankauskas highlights the ways in which nationalism serves to negotiate the impact of modernity in the aftermath of state socialism’s collapse. His analysis also shows the importance of consumption and commodification to Lithuania’s ongoing “Westernization.” Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain is a fascinating account of the tensions – between national and transnational, East and West, and old and new – that shape life in post-socialist Eastern Europe.
Rain Dance will prepare and equip you to pray in the Rain of God's Spirit in this last hour. The sound of the abundance of rain is here and the first showers are on us. Now is our time to align ourselves with God and partner with Him for a mighty downpour, reviving His Church and awakening the lost and wounded people around us, for a global harvest. Rain Dance is a practical daily prayer guide/devotional to help you start, with a few other believers, a Fire House of prayer for revival in your region and nation. By your God be valiant and ignite the Fire of revival in your land! ...my prayer is for God to use this book to ignite a genuine passion for revival & spiritual awakening worldwide, that will revolutionize the prayer lives of many and will subsequently transform societies. - JOY DAWSON International Bible Teacher & author Daniel Peiffer is a missionary from Belgium among the Navajo and Hopi people in Arizona. He and his wife Heleen have a heart to rebuild the Tabernacle of David among Tribal people by raising and multiplying lay leaders, through empowerment and mentoring, into their royal priesthood. He holds a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and a D.Min in Leadership from Regent University. Daniel and Heleen served in their early years in the South Pacific and are presently with the Arizona District Council of the Assemblies of God.