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The fly character on the cover is the old-fashioned one, more curvaceous than the new-fangled one.
Fly-ku! translates and essays about 1000 haiku about flies and our relationship with them, including the question found in the subtitle used on the cover (not the...
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The Perils of Pleasure
I'm particularly excited about The Perils of Pleasure, not only because early reviews from both readers who got sneak peeks at the book as well as reviewers are...
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Octopussy, Dry Kidney & Blue Spots -- Dirty Themes from 18-19c Japanese Poems. (The NYTBR idea, from Mark Twain)
17-syllabet Japanese poems about human foibles, sans season (i.e., not haiku), were introduced a half-century ago by RH Blyth in two books, "Edo Satirical...
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The holothurian ossicles are from a photo by Dr. Mike Reich, one a many fine biologists who cooperated w/ this cross-genre book
900+ translated haiku, all on the sea cucumber and most over a hundred years old, with a good measure of natural history. You might know about Ponge and his object...
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MELVILLE'S COMPLAINT: Doctors and Medicine in the Art of Herman Melville (Garland Studies in Nineteenth Century American Literature)
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Myth of the Simple Mchines
The gorgeous simplicity of Laurel Snyder's language makes all the possibilities—and the impossibility—of living stand out starkly. Her machines are thought machines...
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The Cipher: A Novel of Crosspointe
In a country protected from invasion by a vicious, magical sea, a customs agent's longing for illegal magic may destroy her career, her friendships, her family, and...
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A suppliant seeks help from a priestess, but nothing is as it appears to be.
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"Baffled" compresses several experiences from my childhood and two locations into one story.
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(From the back cover) Think of it as a political gambit — holding forth for an office that has lain vacant for millennia — a title once well defined, and recognized...
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This anthology, co-edited with Lynn Stegner, is a collection of essays and poetry by sixty-six writers from all over the West, talking about what it means to them...
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For gay New Orleans private eye Chanse MacLeod, it seemed like a simple case: find out who was blackmailing his pretty-boy client's rich, closeted boyfriend,...
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Who Dat Whodunnit
The Saints’ victory in the Super Bowl just prior to the start of Carnival season has everyone in New Orleans floating on Cloud Nine. But for Scotty Bradley,...
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Odd Bits COver
In a world of costly prime cuts—stately crown roasts, plump pork chops, and regal racks of lamb—it’s easy to forget about (and steer clear of) the more economical,...
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Vieux Carre Voodoo
Former go-go boy turned detective Scotty Bradley is back! When an old family friend apparently commits suicide from his French Quarter balcony, Scotty’s life...
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Sleeping Angel
Eric Matthews survives a near-fatal accident only to find his whole life has changed. Eric Matthews wakes up in the hospital with no memory of how he wound up there...
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Of Words & Music is the story of Lilah Kimball, a sixty-year-old widow who has pretty much given up on life. Bethany Freemont is Lilah’s twelve-year-old...
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When Allie Grainger inherits her aunt's Cape Canaveral beach house, she wants time to mourn her aunt's death and her own failed marriage, but she hasn't been back...
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When Homer Pudding receives a mysterious note emblazoned with the letters L.O.S.T., he knows the moment he has been waiting for has arrived. It is time to meet...
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