The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Elsewhen Press

ISBN:190816817X

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In the Britain of 2034 overtime for married couples is banned, there is enforced viewing of family television (much of it repeats of old shows from the sixties and seventies), monitored family meal-times and a coming of age where twenty-five year-olds are automatically assigned a spouse by the state computer if they have failed to marry. Only the Overtime Underground network resists. Dystopian science fiction, Blue Friday tells of a future where many live in fear of the Family Protection Agency, a special police division enforcing the strict legislation that has been introduced to protect the family unit. Combining dark humour with a vision of the future that inverts the classic dystopian nightmare, this latest novel from Mike French follows in the tradition of great Speculative Fiction satirists such as Jonathan Swift. Thoughtful, while at the same time prompting a wry smile in the reader, it reverses the usual perception of a future regime driven by productivity and industrial output at the expense of family, demonstrating that the converse may be no better.

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Blue Like Friday

Author:Siobhan Parkinson

Publisher:Roaring Brook Press

ISBN:9781429982870

Total Pages:160

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NOT EVERYONE SEES THE WORLD THROUGH THE SAME LENS. From the author of Something Invisible comes this funny and poignant novel about the hues of friendship. Spunky Olivia and eccentric Hal are an unlikely pair. While Hal suffers from a neurological condition called synesthesia that causes him to associate things with colors, Olivia tends to see the world in black and white. Still, these two are friends through thick and thin, through rose-colored days and blue days, even when Hal's plan to get rid of his mother's boyfriend backfires by driving his mother away. Olivia's honest, funny and always-opinionated voice tells this story with colorful perception.

Radio Crime Fighters

Author:Jim Cox

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476612277

Total Pages:333

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In the early days of radio, producers, directors and scriptwriters were well aware of the listening public's fascination with subject matter tinged with wrongdoing. Stories of right and wrong, crime and punishment, and law and order kept audiences of every age hooked for more than thirty years. This work covers 300+ syndicated radio mystery and adventure serials that aired in the early or middle twentieth century. To be included, a series must have had one or more regularly appearing characters who fought against espionage, theft, murder and other crimes. Each entry includes series name, air dates, sponsor, extant episodes, cast information and synopsis.

Groove Music

Author:Mark Katz

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199716056

Total Pages:352

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It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ. Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene. Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture.

Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

Author:Frederic S. Cozzens

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:261

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"Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses" by Frederic S. Cozzens. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Blue: All Rise: Our Story

Author:Antony Costa,Duncan James,Lee Ryan,Simon Webbe

Publisher:HarperCollins UK

ISBN:0008222193

Total Pages:256

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For the first time, more than 15 years after four boys from London were first thrown together to form what would go on to become one of the most successful and infamous groups of the boyband era, Lee, Antony, Duncan and Simon tell their full, no-holds-barred story in their own inimitable words.

Friday's Harbor

Author:Diane Hammond

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062124226

Total Pages:352

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The heartwarming and provocative sequel to Diane Hammond's Hannah's Dream, Friday's Harbor is the compelling story of a dying orca, the caring zoo that saves him, and the controversy that threatens his captivity. It's been three years since Hannah, the elephant, departed the Max L. Biedelman Zoo, in Bladenham, Washington, and much has changed, including the appointment of new executive director Truman Levy, and the arrival of a failing killer whale named Friday. With the help of marine mammal rehabilitator Gabriel Jump, and a team of dedicated though inexperienced keepers, Friday begins to recover. But not everyone believes he should be in captivity—a debate that explodes onto a national stage. Now, Friday's fate may no longer rest in the hands of Truman and the caring staff at the Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Like The Art of Racing in the Rain and Like Water for Elephants, Friday's Harbor beautifully illuminates the special bond between animals and humans.

Friday Barnes 7: Bitter Enemies

Author:R.A. Spratt

Publisher:Random House Australia

ISBN:0143784188

Total Pages:272

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Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school's anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour. Unfortunately, no one told the headmasters to stay out of mischief too! Which means Friday Barnes soon has a case to solve. But unravelling the truth isn't easy when the whole school is being forced to eat paleo because the cook is on a diet; her best friend's brother won't stop blubbering about the terrible boat accident he may or may not have caused; and Friday is being trailed by a mysterious admirer - or is it a stalker? Can Friday find the facts among the mayhem? She'd better. The fate of Highcrest depends on it!

Blue-Collar Cash

Author:Ken Rusk

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062989529

Total Pages:272

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A prescriptive and timely guide to finding success and happiness without a college degree by Ken Rusk, the Ohio-based entrepreneur and “million-dollar ditch digger” who believes it is time to celebrate the possibilities and financial opportunities that a Blue-Collar life can bring. A BLUE-COLLAR APPROACH TO CREATING A LIFE YOU LOVE In a period of skyrocketing student loan debt without the promise of high-paying employment, and in an economy in desperate need of skilled tradespeople, many are seeking new paths. Ken Rusk, the “million-dollar ditch digger,” is here to show you that blue-collar trades are a source of pride and that you can—and will—find your version of happiness by pursuing a good old-fashioned craft. In Blue Collar Cash, Ken shares his insights from over 30 years working in blue collar trades as an entrepreneur, mentor, and life coach. Ken knows from his own experience—first as a young kid digging ditches, and then as the owner of a successful concrete construction business—that working with your hands at a job that takes skill and practice can be monumentally rewarding and life-affirming. Since then, he has built a multi-million-dollar business and gone on to mentor hundreds of employees in how to manage their money and set achievable goals. Using the stories of those who have discovered lives of comfort, peace, and freedom, Ken creates a step-by-step, interactive guide—including financial planning and savings advice—to creating alternative and realistic routes to success and fulfillment.

Mimi And The Blue Slave

Author:Catherine Bateson

Publisher:Random House Australia

ISBN:174274110X

Total Pages:224

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Following on from The Wish Pony, Catherine Bateson's new novel returns to the world of magic realism to chart the stormy waters of a child's grief. When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave. He comes, he goes, he says and does whatever he likes, but he's always there when Mimi needs him most, offering his own brand of crooked wisdom. Ableth says, 'You need to learn to look under the surface of things. Look at water. It's just a great expanse of blue with little wavelets and riffs of foam. But underneath the surface are whole worlds of wonder. There are treasures and wrecks and bones . . .' But it's hard to look beneath the surface when your Mum is shipwrecked by despair, and you're the only one left to keep things afloat. There's a bric-a-brac shop to run, your first Christmas without a dad, and quite possibly a fugitive taking refuge in your back shed.This warm, captivating story celebrates the odd families we make, as well as those we are born into.

Circle of Three #7: Blue Moon

Author:Isobel Bird

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061756547

Total Pages:240

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Ancient moon, O ageless traveler, sailing on the sea of stars, as once more you come to fullness, turn your shining face to ours. The second full moon of the month—the blue moon—is a time when powers are heightened, with unpredictable results. When Annie attempts the channeling practice called aspecting, she changes into someone Cooper and Kate hardly recognize. Can their combined strength restore Annie's spirit?

The Concise Blue Book of French Verbs

Author:David Stillman,Ronni Gordon

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071761063

Total Pages:464

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Add weight to your French verb choices without breaking your back(pack)! In one compact package, The Concise Blue Pocket Book of French Verbs provides 333 of the most important verbs in French in full conjugated form. Each verb is illustrated by example sentences, showing the verb in action. The top 33 verbs are broken down into groups according to key meanings, use with prepositions, and key idiomatic expressions. In addition, the Verb Index links over 2,300 verbs to the verb conjugations. Online you will find a companion website that provides you with extensive bonus content--more than 100 exercises that give you a dynamic way to build your mastery of the French verb system. Features A diagnostic test Audio exercises to improve your listening comprehension Additional exercises that focus on your idiomatic usage of verbs Audio recordings of example sentences to show the Top 30 verbs is use Traditional verb conjugations combined with online exercises + audio Topics include: French Tense Profiles; 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs; English-French Verb Index; Irregular Verb Form Index; French Verb Index

The Soldier Wore Blue

Author:John G. Morgan

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781477168011

Total Pages:188

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William Hunter was a simple Indiana farmer who would have been satisfied to live out his life on a small piece of land with his sweetheart by his side. The war between north and south would change all that. Suddenly he would be thrust into the horror and agony that threatened to split the United States asunder. Somehow he had to discover a means to recover that which was quickly drifting away. Somehow he had to find a way to retain his sanity in this age of brother against brother, father against son.

Ghost Song

Author:Sadie Montgomery

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781475926835

Total Pages:356

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A fire engulfs the stage. Dead Dogs Howl guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Erik Devon survives, but scarred, his voice destroyed, his memory in shards. Presumed dead, he is blamed for the deaths of band members and crew. Forced into hiding, a ghost of his former self, Devon watches other musicians perform at his club. Then, one day, he hears her voice. Cara Friday pays homage to her dead idol by emulating Devon’s style and performing his music. Discovered by the manager of Dead Dogs Howl, Cara is groomed to keep Devon’s career alive, singing only his songs. How long will Devon’s ghost haunt her? How long can she be his voice without losing her own? But someone is watching over Cara Friday’s career. Someone in the shadows waits and listens. GHOST SONG adapts the tragic story of the Phantom of the Opera and brings it into the world of contemporary rock.

The Friday Born

Author:Benazir Patil

Publisher:Blue Rose Publishers

ISBN:

Total Pages:266

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In search of a seamless analogy between her destiny and her life, Inanna had witnessed human life was like every other course of nature. It also concluded in death. And so, if human life had its orbit, how could it be incomprehensible? Much influenced by the accounts written by her grandfather in ‘The Arcane Sophia’, and Klaus’s life narrated to her, Inanna was finally able to see the link between her thesis on immortality and the narration. What remained unresolved though was the mystery about the Friday-born. An absorbing account of the anonymities that entangle human beings in a dual pursuit. The pursuit of eternal love as a pre-requisite to overcome the shackles of life and death and the pursuit of comprehending the soul’s immortality.

Out of the Blue

Author:Blue Blake

Publisher:Running Press

ISBN:0786731702

Total Pages:304

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Out of the Blueis a hilarious autobiographical romp that details the life of porn star turned director/producer Blue Blake and his adventures in the skin trade. Blue has worked with every major star in the industry and won many major awards and honors, including induction into the Gay Porn Legend Hall of Fame.

Eclipse of the Blue

Author:D. E. Gray

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781479733859

Total Pages:344

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For the Retired Blues Crew, a small group of retired LAPD police officers that meet once a month to share old war stories and enjoy each others company, accepting retirement was a hard pill to swallow. Once considered savvy street warriors who risked life and limb protecting the good citizens of Los Angeles, they were now the forgotten heros whose past heroic deeds were now only remembrances visited through their colorful story telling during their once a month get-togethers. Like all things in life, they were all expendable and the guys in the Retired Blues Crew had been replaced by a new generation of street warriors. To the old dogs who were put out to pasture, the new centurions were taking their places with new technology and a confidence that bordered on disrespect for those who had paved the way before them. The argument that the old days of crushing crime without the benefit of all the new-fangled gadgets was more rewarding than the technology of the future was a misconception of the new breed that were now in charge of protecting the citizens of Los Angeles. For the select group of old story tellers, they needed to add one more chapter in their lives, something for the street warriors of the present to remember them by when their time finally came and they were reduced to second class citizens too old to do the job anymore. This small tight knit group of old street warriors had enough and it was time to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they werent too old to out-smart and out-wit the hightech rouges who have now taken their places. Proving that computers and gadgets could never replace the wisdom and experience that the old dogs were blessed with wouldnt be an easy task, but they were determined to challenge the new breed and beat them at their own game. They knew whatever it was they were going to do couldnt replicate anything like the violent movies you see were people die, get hurt or cars get wrecked and buildings are blown up, after all they were cops or at least they were once. That being said, the old dogs had to pull off the perfect caper and they had to do it without claiming any of the bragging rights they so much yearned for. It would have to be for no other reason than For Greater Glory. In that one of their own had been diagnosed with cancer with less than six months to live, they only had a small window of opportunity to get it done. Since he was the architect behind the perfect crime referred to as Operation Blue Eclipse, their success would depend on how well the plan was executed with no room for error. If all went as planned and after all was said and done, the Retired Blues Crew would truly know who the best of the best was.

The Blue Castle

Author:L.M. Montgomery

Publisher:Dundurn

ISBN:1770702423

Total Pages:272

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Valancy lives a drab life with her overbearing mother and prying aunt. Then a shocking diagnosis from Dr. Trent prompts her to make a fresh start. For the first time, she does and says exactly what she feels. As she expands her limited horizons, Valancy undergoes a transformation, discovering a new world of love and happiness. One of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s only novels intended for an adult audience, The Blue Castle is filled with humour and romance.

Travels in a Blue Chair

Author:Walt Balenovich

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9780595904495

Total Pages:396

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I had polio when I was twelve weeks old and moved to a wheelchair full time when I moved out on my own. Far from being confining, the blue chair has allowed me the freedom to do whatever I want to and when, including backpacking the world alone when time and finances allow. Whether it is falling out of my blue chair and breaking a leg in Zambia or being stranded in the dark on a small boat in the Java Sea off Indonesia, there is always a funny story to be told. For me Travels in a Blue Chair isn't about the chair. The chair is in many ways just a means to get me from point A to point B, exactly like shoes. The real story is about the many smiling people I've met all over the world who trip over themselves to help me out when I need it and then remain in contact with me to become life-long friends.