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A Lengthy Stroll to Water: Based mostly on a True Story


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(as of Dec 06,2019 07:13:51 UTC – Details)


The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.



“There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. . . . Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax.”  —Booklist, starred review

“[This] spare, hard-hitting novel delivers a memorable portrait of two children in Sudan. . . . Tragic and harrowing.”— Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Two narratives intersect in a quiet conclusion that is filled with hope.”—School Library Journal, starred review

“This powerful dual narrative packs suspense and introspection into Park’s characteristic spare description; while there are lots of details offered to the reader, they come not in long, prosaic lines but in simple, detached observations. Both Salva’s and Nya’s stories are told with brutal, simple honesty, and they deliver remarkable perspective on the Sudanese conflict. The novel’s brevity and factual basis makes the reality of life in Sudan very accessible, and readers will find both the story and the style extremely moving.”—The Bulletin

“Park simply yet convincingly depicts the chaos of war and an unforgiving landscape. . . . A heartfelt account.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Brilliant. . . . A touching narrative about strife and survival on a scale most American readers will never see.”— Book Page

“Riveting.”—The Horn Book

“[A] fast, page-turning read. . . . A great book for high school students and an important novel for young adults who enjoy learning about other world cultures.”—VOYA



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When Breath Turns into Air


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(as of Dec 05,2019 22:03:18 UTC – Details)


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage

Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.

Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.



An Amazon Best Book of January 2016: When Breath Becomes Air is a powerful look at a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis through the eyes of a neurosurgeon. When Paul Kalanithi is given his diagnosis he is forced to see this disease, and the process of being sick, as a patient rather than a doctor–the result of his experience is not just a look at what living is and how it works from a scientific perspective, but the ins and outs of what makes life matter. This heart-wrenching book will capture you from page one and still have you thinking long after the final sentence. –Penny Mann



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The Kitchen Home: A Novel


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(as of Dec 05,2019 03:58:34 UTC – Details)


Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of the highly anticipated Glory Over Everything, established herself as a remarkable new talent with The Kitchen House, now a contemporary classic. In this gripping novel, a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War.

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.



When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk. The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail. Explore the reading group guide for The Kitchen House.


A Conversation with Author Kathleen Grissom

Q: What information surprised you while doing research on white indentured servants?

A: When I first began my research I was astonished to discover the great numbers of Irish that were brought over as indentured servants. Then, when I saw advertisements for runaway Irish indentured servants, I realized that some of them, too, must have suffered under intolerable conditions.

Q: Why did you chose not to go into detail about some of the most dramatic plot points in the novel, for example, the death of Waters or the abuse of young Marshall?

A: For the most part, Lavinia and Belle dictated the story to me. From the beginning, it became quite clear that if I tried to embellish or change their story, their narration would stop. When I withdrew, the story would continue. Their voices were quite distinct. Belle, who always felt grounded to me, certainly did not hold back with description, particularly of the rape. Lavinia, on the other hand, felt less stable, less able to cope; and at times it felt as though she was scarcely able to relate her horror.

Q: It is interesting that your novel has two narrators–Lavinia and Belle. Do you have any plans to continue the story into the next generation–perhaps from the perspectives of Jaime and Elly?

A: In 1830, Jamie is a well-respected ornithologist in Philadelphia and Sukey is enslaved by the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Theirs are the two voices I hear. In time I will know if I am meant to tell their story. Presently I am writing Crow Mary, another work of historical fiction. A few years ago I was visiting Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. As I listened to an interpreter tell of Mary, who, in 1872, at the age of sixteen, was traded in marriage to a well-known fur trader, a familiar deep chill went thorough me. I knew then that I would return to write about this Crow woman. Some of her complex life is documented, and what fascinates me are her acts of bravery, equal, in my estimation, to those of Mama Mae.

Q: This is your first novel after diverse careers in retail, agriculture, and the arts. How have each of these experiences contributed to your writing style?

A: I don’t know that any endeavor specifically contributed to my writing style, but I do know that every phase of my life helped prepare me to write this book.

Q: The dialogue of the slaves in this novel is very believable. It must have been a difficult thing to achieve. How did you go about creating authentic voices from two hundred years ago?

A: At the very beginning of my research I read two books of slave narratives: Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember and Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves. Soon after, the voices from The Kitchen House began to come to me. My original draft included such heavy dialect that it made the story very difficult to read. In time I modified the style so the story could be more easily read.

Q: You said you wrote the prologue in one sitting after being inspired by a map you found while renovating an old plantation tavern. Since this is your first novel, do you think you were “guided” by residents of the past?

A: Not only do I feel I was guided but also that I was gifted with their trust. However, I am not alone in this. In Alice Walker‘s book The Color Purple, she writes: “I thank everybody in this book for coming. A.W., author and medium.” Unless I misread that, I’d say, in this experience, I’m in good company.

Q: Your book has been described as “Gone with the Wind turned upside down.” Are you a fan of Margaret Mitchell‘s novel? Which writers have inspired you through the years?

A: I have only recently read Gone with the Wind. Although I did enjoy it, a few of the writers that have truly inspired me are Robert Morgan, Alice Randall, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Edward P. Jones, Nuala O’Faolain, Alexandra Fuller, Susan Howatch, Rick Bragg, Breena Clarke, Beryl Markham, Alice Walker, Joan Didion . . . this list could go on forever. I love to read.

Q: There are many characters in this novel. How did you go about choosing their names?

A: They were all taken from different lists of slaves that I found in my research.

Q: What advice do you have for writers working on their first novels?

A: If you feel called to write a book, consider it a gift. Look around you. What assistance is the universe offering you as support? I was given an amazing mentor, a poet, Eleanor Drewry Dolan, who taught me the importance of every word. To my utter amazement, there were times she found it necessary to consult three dictionaries to evaluate one word! Take the time you need to learn the craft. Then sit down and write. When you hand over your completed manuscript to a trusted reader, keep an open mind. Edit, edit, and edit again. And, of course, never give up! Q: At times in the novel, you can almost smell the hearty foods being prepared by Mama and others. In your research, did you find any specific notes or recipes from kitchen houses that you can share with your readers?

A: In 1737, William Byrd, founder of Richmond, wrote of the many types of fruits and vegetables available in Virginia. Watermelons, pumpkins, squashes, cucumbers, artichokes, asparagus, green beans, and cauliflower were all being cultivated. I discovered that many of these were preserved by pickling. For those interested in how this was done and for recipes from that time, an excellent resource is Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats, transcribed by Karen Hess.
While in Williamsburg, I watched re enactors roast beef over a spit in a kitchen fireplace. Small potatoes in a pan beneath the meat were browning in the drippings, and I cannot tell you how I longed for a taste. That was my inspiration for the Christmas meal. For basics, such as the chicken soup, I built a recipe around what I knew would have been available for use in the kitchen house at that time.
Whenever Belle baked a molasses cake, I craved a taste. I did try several old recipes that I found, but I was unsatisfied with the results. So, using the old recipes as a baseline, my daughter, Erin, and I created our own version of a simple yet moist and tasty molasses cake. I am happy to share it with the readers: Simple Molasses Cake
½ cup butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
½ cup milk
1 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 dashes ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inchsquare baking pan. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg. In a separate bowl, combine the milk and the molasses. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Add each of these alternately to the butter mixture, beating well between additions. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.




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All of the Ugly and Fantastic Issues: A Novel


Price: $8.59
(as of Dec 04,2019 18:38:01 UTC – Details)


– A New York Times and USA Today bestseller
– Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year
– Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer ―Bustle

Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 ―New York Daily News

Best Books of 2016 ―St. Louis Post Dispatch



“If you’re looking for a dangerous, shocking, and unexpectedly touching story, this is it…This is a book that will shake you to the core.” ―Bustle “31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer”
“Captivating and smartly written from the first page, Greenwood’s work is instantly absorbing. Pithy characters saunter, charge or stumble into each scene via raw, gripping narrative. . . . [Greenwood] tells her story as if lifting a cloth thread by thread, revealing heartbreaking landscapes and riveting dialogue in perfect timing. This book won’t pull at heartstrings but instead yank out the entire organ and shake it about before lodging it back in an unfamiliar position.” ―Christina Ledbetter, The Associated Press
“This book destroyed me. I have never read anything like it. I came to the end of the novel with my mind-reeling, my emotions scattered, and completely unsure exactly what I did feel about it…but one thing is certain: I felt. Oh hell, I felt. I don’t think I’ll ever get these characters off my mind.” ―Emily May, #1 Worldwide most popular reviewer, Goodreads
“The title says it all. You will hold your little heart in your hands and keep blowing on it to make sure it’s alive.” ―The Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016, New York Daily News

“This is one of those books whose story, if you heard about it on the news or glimpsed some sensationalist headline, would be horrifying, but in THIS book, with THESE characters, where you are privy to interior monologues and backstories and a hundred examples of what defines them as people, it makes sense. It’s two damaged people finding something in the other that answers a need, and it’s unexpectedly touching. It’s so, so impressive. Vibrant. Heartbreaking. Sympathetic. Her writing is astonishing.” ―Karen, #1 US most popular reviewer, Goodreads
“Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things [is] so freakishly good and dangerous that it should come with a warning label… The writing is direct and muscular, a snake with all the slithery danger of a coiled rattler on a hot rock. VERDICT: Greenwood (from Kansas, daughter of a “mostly reformed drug dealer”) astounds in creating a world where assorted murderers, felons, and thieves are sympathetic.” ―Library Journal
“Bryn Greenwood has handed readers a strange – but strangely grabbing – tale.” ―Harry Levins, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Best of 2016
“Greenwood’s haunting novel…is a story that will stay with readers long after the book is finished.” ―Lisa McLendon, The Wichita Eagle
“[A] powerful, provocative debut…intelligent, honest, and unsentimental.” ―Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)
“An emotionally resonant novel with an unlikely cast of characters you won’t soon forget. Bryn Greenwood’s unique voice and her understanding of human nature offer an amazing tale of family, loss, and love that’s as unpredictable and inspiring as love itself.” ―Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader
“Written in lyrical and searingly honest prose, Bryn Greenwood tells a powerful story of love and resilience against the bleakest of backdrops. Like the best fiction, this is a novel that means to disturb and challenge as it forces us to look with compassion on every last one of its flawed, memorable characters. I was captivated from the first page to the last.” ―Patry Francis, three time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and author of The Orphans of Race Point

“Gritty and dark and tough and uncomfortable, but it’s brilliantly constructed…Greenwood develops an incredible and resilient character in Wavy. It’s an outstanding debut novel and I am itching for Greenwood’s next book.” ―Kelly Jensen, Book Riot
“Greenwood is a gifted writer, and Wavy’s story will stick to your bones long after you put this book down. These characters will fast become friends, and you will find yourself reluctant to leave their ugly and wonderful little world.” ―Madeline Lemieux, Creative Loafing Charlotte
“Incredible book alert…Another true page turner as Greenwood takes her reader on an emotional bungee jump that requires you to decide for yourself what you can and can not accept given the grimmest of circumstances.” (5 out of 5 stars) ―Erin Woodward, The Girly Book Club
“All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is just that: ugly and wonderful all at the same time. An epic love story…This book will be the birth of a vibrant debate about the law and societal norms as your book club members will truly be divided by the actions of our male lead. I’d love to be a fly on the wall for this one!” ―InStyle UK
“Achingly raw and beautifully written, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is both a hypnotic coming-of-age story and a heartbreaking tragedy. Greenwood’s emotional prose and her well-drawn characters immediately drew me in and kept me captivated. I’m still thinking about Wavy, and her ugly and wonderful world, long after I’ve turned the last page.”Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count
“Bryn Greenwood is so good it hurts. Her writing is lean, precise, elegant and dripping with the telling detail-the understated bit of dialogue that reveals everything.” ―Robert Ferrigno, New York Times bestselling author of Monkey Boyz, Horse Latitudes, the Prayer for the Assassin trilogy and other novels
“The author skillfully creates widely varied and original voices… a memorable coming-of-age tale about loyalty, defiance, and the power of love under the most improbable circumstances.” ―Publishers Weekly



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All of the Gentle We Can not See: A Novel


Price: $10.05
(as of Dec 04,2019 09:24:28 UTC – Details)


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).



“Exquisite…Mesmerizing…Nothing short of brilliant.”–Alice Evans “Portland Oregonian “

“Enthrallingly told, beautifully written…Every piece of back story reveals information that charges the emerging narrative with significance, until at last the puzzle-box of the plot slides open to reveal the treasure hidden inside.”–Amanda Vaill “Washington Post “

“Gorgeous… moves with the pace of a thriller… Doerr imagines the unseen grace, the unseen light that, occasionally, surprisingly, breaks to the surface even in the worst of times.”–Dan Cryer “San Francisco Chronicle “

“Incandescent…Mellifluous and unhurried…Characters as noble as they are enthralling. Doerr looms myriad strains into a luminous work of strife and transcendence.”–Hamilton Cain “O, the Oprah magazine “

“To open a book by Anthony Doerr is to open a door on humanity…His sentences shimmer…His paragraphs are luminous with bright, sparkling beauty.–Martha Anne Toll “Washington Independent Review of Books “

“Doerr deftly guides “All the Light We Cannot See” toward the day Werner’s and Marie-Laure lives intersect during the bombing of Saint-Malo in what may be his best work to date.”–Yvonne Zipp “Christian Science Monitor “

“Hauntingly beautiful.”–Janet Maslin “The New York Times “

“History intertwines with irresistible fiction–secret radio broadcasts, a cursed diamond, a soldier’s deepest doubts–into a richly compelling, bittersweet package.”–Mary Pols “People (3 1/2 stars) “

“Anthony Doerr again takes language beyond mortal limits.”–Elissa Schappell “Vanity Fair “

“Stupendous…A beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel.”–David Laskin “The Seattle Times ”



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New Barbarians: Outlaws, Gunslingers, and Guitars


Price: $12.20
(as of Dec 04,2019 00:17:08 UTC – Details)


Get the behind-the-music story of the New Barbarians, the short-lived band founded by the Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ron Wood!

In 1979, Rolling Stones lead guitarist Ron Wood founded the New Barbarians. The group’s all-star lineup included Wood’s fellow Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, former Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, Stones confederate and saxophonist Bobby Keys, and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste from the Meters. The band formed in 1979, toured, and played its final concert in 1980-gone, but not forgotten. Now fans can learn the untold story of this legendary band, recounted through never-before-seen photography and in-depth interviews. The New Barbarians offers an intimate look at the brief history of a band that built a cult following in record time.

The band became known for hard-edged music, but it also gained notoriety for events such as the riot at the New Barbarians’ first concert in Milwaukee-a riot that broke out when the “special guests” did not appear during the show. This and more wild, rollicking stories are included in The New Barbarians, which features behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the band members as well as dirt about its famous tour, plus background on the widespread influence of its music.

Featuring never-before-published photography of the band by Bruce Silberman, who accompanied the New Barbarians on their US tour in 1979, this book is a feast for Stones fans and an essential contribution to rock and roll history. Includes a CD with 10 previously unreleased tracks from the band’s 1979 U.S. tour.



“If you are a Stones or Faces fan — hell, any kind of rock ‘n’ roll fan — you should embrace the glorious mess that was the New Barbarians. The book is a breezy, chronological read of a legendary story whose telling is long overdue. Chapman’s book is chock full of live and backstage photographs, memorabilia and stories for the ages…”
– All Music Books

this book is a feast for Stones fans and an essential contribution to rock & roll history.
– Music Connection

Picked as one of the best titles to buy on a post-holiday gift guide.
– All Music Books, All Music Books

“Packed with details of stage designs, offstage and onstage photos and reproductions of tour T-shirts and limousine bills, New Barbarians is surely the last word on one of rock's most oddball superstar tours.”
– RollingStone.com

“…a treasure trove of intimate information…and revealing behind-the-scenes-photos.”
– Guitar Aficionado

“Book Review: New Book Reminds Us Of The Power Of The New Barbarians”
– JP, JP’s Music Blog

“…the book explores the Barbarians’ inside story in a coffee-table compilation that features stunning photography and artifacts, much of which has never been seen publicly until now.”
– Twin Cities Geek

“…handsome book does a wonderful job telling the Barbarians’ story. It’s chock-full of rare live photos, memorabilia, and ephemera, and seemingly done in participation with band members and associates.”
– Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press

“…fantastic…crammed with a slew of great pics…the result is a great chapter in the rock n' roll history book.”
– Innocent Words



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2600 Phrases for Efficient Efficiency Evaluations: Prepared-to-Use Phrases and Phrases That Actually Get Outcomes


Price: $7.99
(as of Dec 03,2019 15:16:19 UTC – Details)


Whether you’re an HR professional or a manager, chances are there’s one task you really dislike: giving performance reviews. Even if you know the basic points you want to get across, finding the right words and committing them to paper is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. But this handy little book puts thousands of ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips. Paul Falcone covers the 25 most commonly rated performance factors, including productivity, time management, teamwork, and decision making, plus job-specific parameters that apply in sales, customer service, finance, and many other areas. Not just for review time, the book will also be instrumental in creating job descriptions and development plans as well as for monitoring performance, progress, and problems year-round. Praise for Paul Falcone’s Previous Books: “If the art and science of hiring and firing has become a puzzle, then author Paul Falcone [The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book] has the answer.”– Houston Business Journal “When you feel the need to document an employee’s actions (or inactions), turn to this great tool [101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems].”– Legal Management “[96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire] takes the guesswork out of the interview process.”– Benefits and Compensation Solutions Paul Falcone is a human resources executive and has held senior-level positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Time Warner. He is the author of several bestselling books, including 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees, and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. He is a long-time contributor to HR Magazine. Visit him at www.PaulFalconeHR.com.



"…an enormously useful thesaurus of specific, concrete verbiage that will take you far, far beyond ‘Meets/exceeds expectations.’"–Accounting Today



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SYUNSOKU Woman’s Footwear: Light-weight with Translucent Outsole – Cinderella Match Faculty Child’s Footwear


Price: $75.60 - $44.00
(as of Dec 03,2019 06:11:51 UTC – Details)


Product Description

Syunsuko

The SO・KU・I・KU Concept

Sokuiku or foot growth design is the one that Syunsoku possesses. This design helps children’s feet to grow correctly as they develop. It avoids heel pain, intoeing and flat foot.

Shoes that correspond to the growth of your child’s feet

Syunsuko

Syunsoku

Syunsuko

Allows children to choose shoes that fit the width of their feet

Syunsoku offers a lineup of shoes for boys and girls ranging from 1E – for narrow feet to 3E – for wide feet.

Syunsuko

✅ RUBBER GRIP FOR STEADY MOVES. Helps your little dancer to increase gripping power. No matter how complicated the steps are, falling off the dance floor will never happen. It also has a round spin-bot in the forefoot for any spinning techniques when dancing.
✅THE SHOES THAT WON’T LEAVE HER BAREFOOTED. While dancing, it often happens that most children leave off their shoes. This fact brings the worry to a mother like you. Syunsoku Cinderella Fit was designed to hold your child’s feet tight, so it won’t fall off, thus, making you at ease during your child’s dance
✅DESIGN THAT GOES ALONG WITH YOUR CHILDS MOVEMENT. The sole supports the actions of the feet. It bends naturally when walking and goes along with the feet. Unlike any other sole, the spikes of these shoes are on the inner side of the right sole and the outer side of the left sole, enabling you to grip the ground when cornering.
✅THE RIGHT SHOES FOR ALL ACTIVITIES. Considering its unique and stylish design, Syunsoku dance shoes is also perfect when going to church, school, parties and even family days. This is just perfect to make your child more comfortable and move hassle-free.



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SYUNSOKU Woman’s Operating Sneakers: Light-weight, Informal, Thick Cushion Soles – Cream Child’s Sneakers


Price: $68.60 - $49.00
(as of Dec 02,2019 21:05:31 UTC – Details)


Product Description

Syunsuko

The SO・KU・I・KU Concept

Sokuiku or foot growth design is the one that Syunsoku possesses. This design helps children’s feet to grow correctly as they develop. It avoids heel pain, intoeing and flat foot.

Shoes that correspond to the growth of your child’s feet

Syunsuko

Syunsoku

Syunsuko

Allows children to choose shoes that fit the width of their feet

Syunsoku offers a lineup of shoes for boys and girls ranging from 1E – for narrow feet to 3E – for wide feet.

Syunsuko

✅ DESIGN THAT GOES ALONG THE MOVEMENT. The sole supports the movements of the feet. It bends naturally when walking. Not only that, Syunsoku’s heel counter holds the heel firmly, preventing it from moving laterally.
✅ RUBBER GRIP FOR A STEADY MOVES. Helps your little dancer to increase gripping power. No matter how complicated the steps are, falling off the dance floor will never happen. It also has a round spin-bot in the forefoot for any spinning techniques when dancing.
✅ SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO SUPPORT KIDS’ FOOT GROWTH. Most shoes for kids are just a miniature of adult’s shoes. Syunsoku shoes are specially designed to fit children’s feet. Our uniquely designed shoes stabilize the unstable movement of children’s feet as they grow which also encourage normal growth.
✅ SHOES FOR ALL ACTIVITIES. Syunsoku Type-R is also perfect when going to church, school, parties and even family days. Syunsoku pursues unique designs so that children become so excited when they put their shoes on that they will be urged to walk.



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Spinbotz Stunt Set with 2 Bonus Spinbotz and Equipment


Price: $16.90
(as of Dec 02,2019 12:02:11 UTC – Details)



Spinbotz stunt set with 2 Spinbotz and accessories. Ages 5+ by sunny days entertainment, USA.

Battle opponents in the Spinbotz battle arena
Crate tricks and stunts to battle your friends
Comes with 2 Spinbotz and stunt arena in varying colors
Spinbotz by Sunny days entertainment