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Carmen Dog

Carmen Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carol Emshwiller
Editor: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730037
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“Combines the cruel humor of Candide with the allegorical panache of Animal Farm.”—Entertainment Weekly "Carol is the most unappreciated great writer we've got. Carmen Dog ought to be a classic in the colleges by now . . . It's so funny, and it's so keen." —Ursula K. Le Guin “A rollicking outre satire.... full of comic leaps and absurdist genius.”—Bitch “A wise and funny book.”—The New York Times "This trenchant feminist fantasy-satire mixes elements of Animal Farm, Rhinoceros and The Handmaid's Tale.... Imagination and absurdist humor mark [Carmen Dog] throughout, and Emshwiller is engaging even when most savage about male-female relationships."—Booklist "Her fantastic premise allows Emshwiller canny and frequently hilarious insights into the damaging sex-role stereotypes both men and women perpetuate." —Publishers Weekly The debut title in our Peapod Classics line, Carol Emshwiller’s genre-jumping debut novel is a dangerous, sharp-eyed look at men, women, and the world we live in. Everything is changing: women are turning into animals, and animals are turning into women. Pooch, a golden setter, is turning into a beautiful woman—although she still has some of her canine traits: she just can't shuck that loyalty thing—and her former owner has turned into a snapping turtle. When the turtle tries to take a bite of her own baby, Pooch snatches the baby and runs. Meanwhile, there's a dangerous wolverine on the loose, men are desperately trying to figure out what's going on, and Pooch discovers what she really wants: to sing Carmen. Carmen Dog is the funny feminist classic that inspired writers Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler to create the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award.

The Dog That Liked Carmen

The Dog That Liked Carmen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Dee
Editor: eStar Books
ISBN: 161210343X
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A Pilgrimage to Death

A Pilgrimage to Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. J. Cagney
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"Vivid, alluring, and heart-wrenching, A Pilgrimage to Death is every reason I love mystery. A breathtaking tale." ~ Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author Cici discovers a body in the forest. The victim’s wounds are identical to the ones that killed her sister a year ago... Someone murdered her sister. And shot her dog. The killer won't stop until Cici's dead, too. With her identical twin sister haunting her dreams, Cici and her dogs must dodge arrows, bullets, and even a demon truck. Worse, she must grapple with the knowledge her twin's death was much more sinister than a random act of violence. The chase is on. As Cici and Detective Sam Chastain edge closer to the truth, the murderer circles closer. This time, the criminal plots to stop Cici. Permanently. Additional Praise for A Pilgrimage to Death: "A wholly absorbing gumshoe tale elevated by an extraordinary detective." ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This winning mystery novel is a breeze to read and Cici's laidback approach as a reverend means that readers certainly don't have to be religious to find her relatable." ~ IndieReader

Stalking Ground

Stalking Ground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Mizushima
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509852263
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'A taut page-turner on multiple levels' Booklist An effortlessly engrossing read filled with tension, excitement and heart, Stalking Ground, the second in Margaret Mizushima's lauded debut series, will send a chill down every reader's spine. Deputy Ken Brody's girlfriend goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, and Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it's mid-October and a dark snowstorm is brewing over the high country. And they're already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken and the snow is coming down hard. While Brody hikes down to bring back the forensics team and veterinarian Cole Walker gathers supplies to protect them from the storm, Mattie and Robo find themselves alone, guarding the gravesite overnight in the dead of the early winter. And that's only the first long, dark night in a series of them, because as their investigation develops, Mattie, Robo, Brody, and Cole find themselves in the middle of the killer's stalking ground – where the hunters have just become the hunted.

Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction

Women's Utopian and Dystopian Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon R. Wilson
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443864439
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Women’s Utopian and Dystopian Fiction explores the genres of utopian and dystopian recent fiction. It is about how this literature of both imagined perfection and disaster creates new worlds and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values. Essays range in subject matter from Charlotte Perkins Gilman, P. D. James, Joanna Russ, and Marge Piercy, to Ursula Le Guin, Fay Weldon, and Toni Morrison. Two of the three sections focus on Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood. Examining especially the twentieth century, including second-wave feminism, writers from Tunisia, Turkey, Italy, Korea, the US, and England give both an historical and a global perspective. Utopian and dystopian elements are explored in the Nobel-Prize-winning Doris Lessing’s Memoirs of a Survivor, the little-known Mara and Dann, and The Cleft; and new perspectives are offered on Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Queering the Non/Human

Queering the Non/Human Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Myra J. Hird,Noreen Giffney
Editor: Routledge
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What might it mean to queer the Human? By extension, how is the Human employed within queer theory? These questions invite a reconsideration of the way we think about queer theory, the category of the Human and the act of queering itself. This interdisciplinary volume of essays gathers together essays by international pioneering scholars in queer theory, critical theory, cultural studies and science studies who have written on topics as diverse as Christ, the Antichrist, dogs, starfish, werewolves, vampires, murderous dolls, cartoons, corpses, bacteria, nanoengineering, biomesis, the incest taboo, the death drive and the 'queer' in queer theory. Contributors include Robert Azzarello, Karen Barad, Phillip A. Bernhardt-House, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Claire Colebrook, Noreen Giffney, Judith Halberstam, Donna J. Haraway, Eva Hayward, Myra J. Hird, Karalyn Kendall, Vicki Kirby, Alice Kuzniar, Patricia MacCormack, Robert Mills, Luciana Parisi and Erin Runions.

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Server
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1429908742
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"The most complete and engrossing biography yet of this exotic Southern girl...Excellent."—Liz Smith She was the sex symbol who dazzled all the other sex symbols. She was the temptress who drove Frank Sinatra to the brink of suicide and haunted him to the end of his life. Ernest Hemingway saved one of her kidney stones as a sacred memento, and Howard Hughes begged her to marry him—but she knocked out his front teeth instead. She was one of the great icons in Hollywood history—star of The Killers, The Barefoot Contessa, and The Night of the Iguana—and one of the few whose actual life was grander and more colorful than any movie. Her jaw-dropping beauty, charismatic presence, and fabulous, scandalous adventures fueled the legend of Ava Gardner—Hollywood's most glamorous, restless and uninhibited star. In this acclaimed first full biography of Gardner, Lee Server recreates—with great style and vivid detail—the actress's life, from her beginnings as a barefoot North Carolina farm girl to her heady days as a Hollywood goddess. He paints the full spectacle of her tumultuous private life—including her string of failed marriages to Mickey Rooney, Sinatra and Artie Shaw—and Gardner's lifelong search for adventure and love. Ava Gardner: "Love is Nothing" is both an exceptional work of biography and a richly entertaining read.

Neither Man nor Beast

Neither Man nor Beast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carol J. Adams
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350040223
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In this landmark work of animal rights activism, Carol J. Adams - the bestselling author of The Sexual Politics of Meat - explores the intersections and common causes of feminism and the defense of animals. Neither Man Nor Beast explores the common link between cultural attitudes to women and animals in modern Western culture that have enabled the systematic exploitation of both. A vivid work that takes in environmental ethics, theological perspectives and feminist theory, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a new foreword by the author and new images illustrating the continuing relevance of the book today.

Five Tales

Five Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Galsworthy J.
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5521069011
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John Galsworthy (1867–1933) was an English novelist and playwright. This volume includes wonderful stories like “The First and The Last”, “A Stoic”, “The Apple Tree”, “The Juryman” and “Indian Summer of a Forsyte”.

Kalpa Imperial

Kalpa Imperial Pdf/ePub eBook Author: AngŽlica Gorodischer
Editor: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730193
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Emperors, empresses, storytellers, thievesand the Natural History of Ferrets.

Hottie

Hottie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Bernstein
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110104652X
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Alison Cole’s got it all: She’s gorgeous, dating a steamy surfer boy, and has just been crowned Beverly Hills High Freshman Class President. Then during a special “symmetry” surgery, a lightning bolt zaps her, and Alison instantly transforms into Hottie—that is, a totally sizzling superhero with the power to shoot fire from her fingers! Shunned as a Pyro-Freak, Alison must adopt dorky David Eels as her crime-fighting sidekick. Worse, she’s falling for the one guy who wants to “extinguish” her forever, Junior Class President of Cuteness— and wannabe firefighter—T. Hull. But she doesn’t realize that a supervillain’s lurking. . . . Has Hottie met her match?

Ambition

Ambition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmen K. Glenn
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 159858443X
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"In her debut effort, Glenn provides a page-turner that rivals some primetime soaps with the tension, deceit and relentless chase of external and material gratification, along with a healthy dose of satisfaction by the last page." - C. Denise Johnson, Pittsburgh Courier The character we all love to hate, Malcolm Prince, returns in Ambition, the sequel to Glenn's first novel, Overdrive. Malcolm finds himself deep in chaos and confusion as he grasps to hold onto the corporate lifestyle he so enjoys. His confidence is challenged when a handsome new executive, Alonzo Wells, appears on the scene of JDL, the Fortune 500 Marketing Firm. The newcomer has a shady past of his own. So juicy, in fact, it would make even Malcolm Prince blush! Malcolm enjoys his position as the only African-American Senior Executive in the organization and will fight to the death to keep his loved position as the right-hand man to the lovely CEO, Victoria Jackson. Will this mysterious newcomer interfere in the good thing Malcolm has going on? Absolutely!

Killshot

Killshot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elmore Leonard
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780221258
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The King of Cool returns with another thrilling tale of crime capers. Arman 'The Blackbird' Degas is a professional hitman: one shot, one kill. But when he's carjacked by ex-con Richie Nix, he finds himself with a lethal partner. Nix is on his way to shake down a realtor and the Blackbird is along for the ride. But they don't count on Carmen and Wayne Colson getting in their way. Exposed as eyewitnesses, the Colsons are placed in witness protection but soon discover the program contains as many predators as the underworld they're hiding from. But can they outrun the Blackbird...?

Possessions

Possessions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmen De Monteflores
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598588915
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POSSESSIONS tells the story of Meli and Lila, the Puerto Rican grandmother and her American granddaughter, separated for fifteen years by Lila's mother's buried hostility. Their secret reunion and Meli's death, fuel Lila's search through her grandmother's possessions to uncover the pain behind the strained family relationships. As Lila immerses herself in Meli's life, many questions arise: Did the film Meli intend to make showing her naked body ever get made and does it still exist? What was Meli's connection with the filmmaker, Marcos and with the model, Elaine? Why did Lila's mother, Felicia, reject her own mother? Meli's journals and tapes take Lila on a virtual journey from the luminous Northern California seashore to a surreal New York City of the 1950's, from the haunted Catholic girlhood in Puerto Rico to the revelatory birthing of a child in the Northern Plains, from innocence to violence and from terror to art. Through shifts in time and viewpoint, and through different narratives, Lila learns about Meli, the introverted Puerto Rican girl attending Catholic school, who is passionate about art and admires American culture. She reads about Meli's relationship with Papi, her father, who takes her to college in the U. S. Lila discovers the artwork Meli created in New York City and begins to understand Meli's longing for greater freedom in her life as an artist, despite being haunted by her history and the limitations of her restrictive upbringing. Carmen de Monteflores is a native Puerto Rican writer living in the U. S. She is the author of the well-received novel, Cantando Bajito/ Singing Softly. She wrote and produced the play, Blood Lines, presented twice in San Francisco, and has written articles, poetry and essays. She is currently at work on a third novel about a teacher in Puerto Rico during the turbulent 1930s and a collection of short reflective essays inspired by shamanism. de Monteflores weaves fictional stories about the island where she grew up and her experiences as a Latina in the U. S. in vivid images informed by her long training in art and by her poetic imagination. A mother, grandmother, lesbian, artist, psychotherapist, lover of nature and beauty, and student of shamanism, de Monteflores brings all of her lived experience to her rich and layered writing.

Office Gossip

Office Gossip Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmen K. Glenn
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598589563
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The wise-cracking secretary, who made us die laughing in Overdrive and Ambition, Maxine Rogers, returns in Office Gossip, the final tale in this series of inter-office politics and relationships. Not only does Maxine continue to stir the gossip mill, but she finds herself knee deep in her own real life drama. With a grown daughter and two grandchildren living in her home, while trying to get her groove back and maintain her position as the secretary to the CEO, Maxine quickly comes face to face with her mysterious and dangerous past. Carmen Kelley Glenn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She also earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Carmen is a current member of the Indiana #3 Chapter of Go On Girl Book Club, Inc. Her first novel, Overdrive was released June 2006 and it is the first novel in the series written by this author. Her second novel, Ambition, released 2007. The final novel of the series, Office Gossip, released 2009. Carmen currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two children.

The Taste of Champagne Urge

The Taste of Champagne Urge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyndon Walters
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491882999
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“... it will be a ‘Number 1 Book Seller’ around the world” -Dawn Gobourne- Librarian, Marcus Garvey Library, London “The Taste of Champagne Urge by Lyndon Walters . . . needs to be given credit for attempting an unusual concept . . . The central plot is dreamt up by two brains. . . The identity of the person in whose head the two brains reside, is a mystery almost till the very end of the novel .The author’s aim with this book is to analyze human behavior . . . definitely worth a read and I would recommend it to all readers”. -Online Book Club “What a fantastic work by Lyndon Walters! I do honestly believe that this huge piece of writing would be turned to a futuristic movie series . . . put together in one of the clearest contrast of writing in relating complex ideas and stories . . . what a perfect way to narrate a story about Man, Love, Relationship, Politics and Ruler- ship in a dramatic and futuristic symbolism”. -Godson Azu - Writer and Commentator, BenTV/Freevoiceradio London “Lyndon Walters debut novel is an unputdownable epic of gargamtuan proportions literally and literarily . . . a plot and diversions that take you on a rollercoaster of a narrative that is relentless in its grip . . . To capture what its all about in a précis would be like unlocking the secret of the universe in a sentence . . . Cannot recommend it enough”. -Dotun Adebayo BBC Radio “The author effectively creates an alternate reality and through it challenges the audience to explore the things they often take for granted . . . he cleverly creates a complex and complicated narrative and elevates the genre into one that will resonate with audiences of all stripes . . . several similar books have been adapted and produced into films to both critical and financial successes including The Matrix and Cloud Atlas . . . audiences around the world will one day enjoy The Taste of Champagne Urge”. -Lawrence Koster – Hollywood Treatment Film Screen Writer

Hot-Blooded (Mills & Boon Blaze)

Hot-Blooded (Mills & Boon Blaze) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Foley
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472056477
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First Sergeant Chase McCormick isn't a chauvinist. But he does believe that women have no place in combat zones. Why? Because men forget their training! Too bad gorgeous Elena de la Vega's been sent to Chase's remote outpost in northern Afghanistan. After they'd shared a sizzling one-night stand!

Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Stone
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547524161
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In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him. Dog Soldiers perfectly captures the underground mood of America in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered profiteering cops and professional killers—and the price of survival was dangerously high.

Firebirds Soaring

Firebirds Soaring Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Farmer,Carol Emshwiller,Sherwood Smith,Laurel Winter
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101022280
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Firebirds Soaring by Nancy Farmer,Carol Emshwiller,Sherwood Smith,Laurel Winter Summary

First Firebirds. Then Firebirds Rising. Now there is Firebirds Soaring, the third anthology of original stories by some of today?s finest writers of fantasy and science fiction. These authors, including Nancy Farmer (The Sea of Trolls), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Margo Lanagan (Black Juice), and Jane Yolen (The Devil?s Arithmetic), have brought new worlds and Old Magic to life in nineteen remarkable pieces of short fiction. Mike Dringenberg, co-creator of Sandman with Neil Gaiman, contributes decorative vignettes. Firebirds Soaring?like Firebirds and Firebirds Rising?sets the standard for short fiction for teenagers and adult fans of the genre.

The Dog that Dumped on my Doona

The Dog that Dumped on my Doona Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Jonsberg
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174176601X
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An ugly dog named Blacky and an eleven-year old boy go on a mission to rescue God, a sicky pygmy bearded dragon, from the local pet store.