Beneath the Roses

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810993808

Category: Photography

Page: 140

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Crewdson's photographs portray emotionally charged moments of seemingly ordinary individuals caught in ambiguous and often disquieting circumstances. Both epic in scale and intimate in scope, these visually breathtaking photographs blur the distinctions between cinema and photography.

The Poetry of Jean Whalen

Book One

Author: Jean Whalen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149176385X

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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Jean Whalen’s colorful life spans over nine decades—and nine children. She spent the years of her childhood struggling through the Depression in the American Midwest. She lived through the terror of World War II and eventually saw the dawn of a new century. Through it all, she chronicled her life in verse. The Poetry of Jean Whalen: Book One gives voice to the timeless human truths of perseverance, faith, and love. “The Cow” is a little girl’s observation of the big world from her view on the farm. She entertains her young life as a romantic in “Tall Trouble.” Gentle humor brings grace to “The Hunter” and “A Little Mixed Up.” Whalen embraces life’s lighter moments, despite the darkness that lingers along its edges. Her words bring inspiration to the lost and despairing, and pain is captured by beauty. Whalen has spent her life encouraging and inspiring those around her, driven by a desire to contribute to the lives of others. Her ninety years of experience speak volumes through poetry and bring effervescent light to the dark.

Beneath a Harvest Sky (Desert Roses Book #3)

Author: Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441203168

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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As a Harvey tour guide, Rainy Gordon spends her days in the magnificent landscape of New Mexico. Having already fled a tainted past, Rainy is alarmed when she becomes a suspect in an investigation of stolen Hopi Indian artifacts. The man she loves has been secretly asked to assist the law enforcement groups in finding the thief. When all evidence points in her direction, will the truth be revealed in time?

The Vineyard of Hopes and Dreams

Author: Kathleen O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459223659

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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As a reckless teenager, Colby Malone made a catastrophic mistake. One he's regretted every day since. So when Hayley Watson—the woman he's never forgotten—returns to sell her family's vineyard, he seizes the opportunity to make amends. But she's not making this easy for him. Hayley wants nothing to do with him or Sonoma, California. And the intense attraction between them? Yeah, she's ready to ignore that, too. Colby must convince her to take a chance on him…on them. And what better place to do that than the land that sparked all their dreams of a future together?

Ashes

And Other Stories

Author: Terry Collett

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 146895542X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

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A collection of twenty-six short stories. Subjects ranging from ashes of an abusive father to an abused wife and in between murder and love.

Flower Arranging

Step-by-step Instructions for Everyday Designs

Author: Teresa P. Lanker

Publisher: Florists' Review

ISBN: 9780971486089

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

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Advance your basic skills or offer valuable training to apprentice designers with our latest volume, which is filled with techniques and how-to's to inspire you and help you excel at the art of flower arranging. Industry veteran Teresa P. Lanker, who for more than 20 years has taught floral design and marketing at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, shares her expertise as author of this definitive guide. The design methods featured have proven especially successful among floral design students with little or no expertise. Flower recipes and step-by-step instructions walk you through the basics, and variations show you how to expand on your knowledge with more advanced designs. We've also included entire chapters on proper packaging of flowers, working with balloons and creating a perfect commercial display. A comprehensive flower glossary and care and handling appendix help you choose and condition flowers for optimal use. With more than 500 photos, this book leads you through every step in the process with easy-to-follow how-to's. Learn the tips and tricks of the floral trade, and master the fundamentals of floral design, all while working through the lessons at your own pace.

Gardening All-in-One For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association,Bob Beckstrom,Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Phillip Giroux,Judy Glattstein,Michael MacCaskey,Bill Marken,Charlie Nardozzi,Sally Roth,Marcia Tatroe,Lance Walheim,Ann Whitman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053168

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

The Earl's Pregnant Bride

Author: Christine Rimmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460340558

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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THE STICK TURNED (ROYAL) BLUE… And now the princess is in a pickle. Because the night that Genevra Bravo-Calabretti and the new Earl of Hartmore, Rafael DeValery, turned to each other, it was for comfort upon the death of his brother—the man who was about to propose to Genny. It was not supposed to change their lives forever. But it had. For Rafe, it cemented his awareness that he'd been in love with Genevra since forever. And for Genny, it made her realize that Rafe was not the second-chance brother, but the one who'd held her heart all along…now all she had to do was convince him of that. Hopefully before the new heir(ess?) to the estate arrived…

Moscow Tales

Author: Helen Constantine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508381

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Presenting stories which represent each layer of the city of Moscow, from the centre of power to the outer rings of desolate estates and tumbledown shacks, this fascinating collection offers a lively and varied portrait in fiction of Russia's mysterious capital city. The collection includes works by Russian authors ranging from Anton Chekhov and Yuri Koval to Larisa Miller and Marina Boroditskaia, collating nineteeth- and twentieth-century tales, as well those written by contemporary authors. The stories are intriguingly varied —an account of life in the city's infamous high security prison, a tale of a lady with a supernatural gift for repairing household devices, the story of another pitiful lost dog who nearly joins the Moscow Circus — and together they shed light on the changing nature of Moscow society across the centuries. The next instalment in a series of successful translated anthologies of stories set in and around a particular European City. Moscow Tales combines two genres, travel writing and literary fiction and provides an insight into the lives of those who live in Moscow or have written about it.

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Translated by Edward Fitzgerald and Illustrated by Austin P. Torney

Author: Edward FitzGerald

Publisher: Austin Patrick Torney

ISBN: 143821961X

Category:

Page: 212

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8x10 edition. All 114 quatrains are presented via a merge of the first four editions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGerald, and illustrated and arranged by Austin P. Torney.The 80+ illustrations, all in color, are a mixture of ancient and modern styles, ranging from Austin's own nature compositions to his enhancement of engravings and drawings obtained from very old books. New sections added on a transmogrification story, a poetic tribute to Omar Khayyam, the Titanic's 'Great Omar' story, colorizations of Edmund Sullivan's b/w illustrations, a new calendar, and more.Austin has also written and published his own invention of about 650 quatrains in 'Austin's Rubaiyat'.This publication celebrates the nearly two hundred years since Edward FitzGerald was born.

The Singing of the Dead

A Kate Shugak Novel

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429909150

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In Singing of the Dead, the next installment in Dana Stabenow's acclaimed crime series, Kate Shugak hires onto the staff of a political campaign to work security for a Native woman running for state senator. The candidate has been receiving anonymous threats, and Kate, who went to college with two of the staffers, is to become her shadow, watching the crowds at rallies and fundraisers. But just as she's getting started the campaign is rocked by the murder of their staff researcher, who, Kate discovers, was in possession of some damning information about the pasts of both candidates. In order to track the killer, Kate will have to delve into the past, in particular the grisly murder of a "good-time girl" during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1915. Little can she guess the impact a ninety-year-old unsolved case could have on a modern-day psychotic killer.

The Idler in France

Author: Marguerite Blessington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108045111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 636

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Originally published in two volumes in 1841, this work describes Lady Blessington's sojourns in different French cities, especially Paris.

Gregory Crewdson

Author: Gregory Crewdson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847840915

Category: Photography

Page: 399

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A definitive and comprehensive survey of the work of one of America’s best-known and most acclaimed photographers. Renowned for his melancholic, dramatic, and painterly images of small-town America, Gregory Crewdson has evolved over a nearly thirty-year career into one of the world’s most acclaimed and recognizable photographers. With a meticulous approach that has been likened to that of a film director, Crewdson typically works with a large crew and extremely technical sets to achieve a remarkably atmospheric and textured perspective. His fanatical attention to light and location creates a vision of life at once familiar and haunting; his artistic vision seems in line with those of Edward Hopper and David Lynch. Published together for the first time are images from each of his many series of work, from the little-seen black-and-white images of Fireflies to more recent masterpieces such as Beneath the Roses and Sanctuary. With a narrative of short stories written specially to accompany each series by Jonathan Lethem, an introductory overview by Nancy Spector, and an essay by Melissa Harris on his unique process, this is the definitive monograph on the work of a true contemporary master of photography.