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A Bus for Miss Moss

Author : Mairi Mackinnon
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In this story, Miss Moss takes up residence in a bus in the country after back problems prevent her from working as a miller.

Middle C

Author : William H. Gass
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A literary event—the long-awaited novel, almost two decades in work, by the acclaimed author of The Tunnel (“The most beautiful, most complex, most disturbing novel to be published in my lifetime.”—Michael Silverblatt, Los Angeles Times; “An extraordinary achievement”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post); Omensetter’s Luck (“The most important work of fiction by an American in this literary generation”—Richard Gilman, The New Republic); Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife; and In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (“These stories scrape the nerve and pierce the heart. They also replenish the language.”—Eliot Fremont-Smith, The New York Times). Gass’s new novel moves from World War II Europe to a small town in postwar Ohio. In a series of variations, Gass gives us a mosaic of a life—futile, comic, anarchic—arranged in an array of vocabularies, altered rhythms, forms and tones, and broken pieces with music as both theme and structure, set in the key of middle C. It begins in Graz, Austria, 1938. Joseph Skizzen's father, pretending to be Jewish, leaves his country for England with his wife and two children to avoid any connection with the Nazis, who he foresees will soon take over his homeland. In London with his family for the duration of the war, he disappears under mysterious circumstances. The family is relocated to a small town in Ohio, where Joseph Skizzen grows up, becomes a decent amateur piano player, in part to cope with the abandonment of his father, and creates as well a fantasy self—a professor with a fantasy goal: to establish the Inhumanity Museum . . . as Skizzen alternately feels wrongly accused (of what?) and is transported by his music. Skizzen is able to accept guilt for crimes against humanity and is protected by a secret self that remains sinless. Middle C tells the story of this journey, an investigation into the nature of human identity and the ways in which each of us is several selves, and whether any one self is more genuine than another. William Gass set out to write a novel that breaks traditional rules and denies itself easy solutions, cliff-edge suspense, and conventional surprises . . . Middle C is that book; a masterpiece by a beloved master.

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes

Author : Virginia Nicholson
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In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompasses rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.

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Author : Mississippi. Public Service Commission
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Water Carry Me

Author : Thomas Moran
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In the story of a young woman's betrayal, set against the beauty and violence of a divided Ireland, Una Moss, a medical student orphaned as a little girl and raised in a small village by her grandfather, finds herself ill-prepared for the harsh realities of romance, until Aiden Ferrel arrives to change her life forever. Reprint.

Martin Marten

Author : Brian Doyle
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WINNER OF THE LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER OF THE BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Dave is fourteen years old, eager, and headlong. He is about to start high school, which is scary and alluring. Martin is a pine marten, a small, muscled hunter of the deep woods. He is about to leave home for the first time, which is scary and thrilling. Both of these wild animals are setting off on adventures on their native Mount Hood in Oregon, and their lives, paths, and trails will cross, weave, and blend. Why not come with them as they set forth into the forest and crags of the mountain and into the bruising wilderness of love, life, family, friends, enemies, wonder, mystery, and good things to eat? Martin Marten is a braided coming-of-age tale like no other, told in Brian Doyle's joyous, rollicking style. Two energetic, sinewy, muddled, brilliant, creative animals, one human and one mustelid---come sprint with them through the deep, wet, green glory of Oregon's soaring mountain.

Post office directory of Gloucestershire with Bath Bristol Herefordshire and Shropshire afterw The Post office directory of Shropshire Herefordshire and Gloucestershire with the city of Bristol afterw Kelly s directory of the city of Bristol Gloucestershire Shropshire and Herefordshire 1st 5th ed

Author : Kelly's directories, ltd
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A Rebellious House

Author : Barbara M. Dickinson
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Government Gazette

Author : New South Wales
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A compendious grammar and philological hand book of the English language

Author : John Stuart Colquhoun
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Author : Mississippi. Railroad Commission
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Annales Botanices Systematicae

Author : Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers
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Lockwood s Directory of the Paper and Allied Trades

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The Catalogue of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

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Harvard Alumni Directory

Author : Harvard University
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Primary Phonics

Author : Lillian Lieberman
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Provides hands-on activities that allow children to practice their beginning reading and phonics skills.

Journal of the Fair for the New St Patrick s Cathedral

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Official Report of the Proceedings and Debates in the Convention

Author : Kentucky. Constitutional Convention
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The Athenaeum

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The Athenaeum

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