Description : Just for fun is this wonderful little book for anyone harassed by those inevitable signs of aging, e.g., short-term memory loss and income strategies for retirement. In this everything-you-wish-you-didn't-need-to-know guidebook, Padwa (Say the Magic Words: How To Get What You Want from the People Who Have What You Need) discusses midlifers' sense of smell, income possibilities, and retirement havens. She also tackles such issues as ridding oneself of debt and the safety of dying pubic hair. Sure to attract attention and readership; recommended for all public libraries.
Description : One of Texas Monthly's "5 Things You’ll be Talking about in November" "All in all, the stories in Dallas Noir have an unsettling, slightly creepy presence that is not just appropriate but completely necessary for a collection of noir fiction. If you think Dallas is boring or white-bread -- well, perhaps you haven’t gotten out much and seen the dark edges of Big D for yourself. And if you haven’t, maybe you don’t even want to." --Dallas Morning News "If you want to delve into the creepier sides of Dallas, this is a good start." --Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate "Dallas Noir is a fiction mosaic, showing a city of class divisions precariously held together by money, land, and false love. It also shows the expanse of noir and it’s power." --MysteryPeople.com (MysteryPeople Pick of the Month) "The latest entry in Akashic Books’ award-winning noir anthology series doesn’t disappoint, featuring a Texas-sized serving of writing’s heavy hitters and satisfying short fiction." --Criminal Class Press "There are two reasons why you should buy Dallas Noir...Reason No. 1: you’ll enjoy reading it. Reason No. 2: the publisher, Akashic Books, has published these noir series all over the country." --D Magazine/FrontBurner "November 22 looms, and as the watershed nears, a new anthology of short stories sets out with a noble purpose: to make Dallas known for something more than the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated." --Dallas Culture Map "Yet, Dallas’ almost-fleeting presence, the glaring contrasts of the stinking rich and the hapless poor, its buxom women and its Texan masculinity teamed with Hispanic folklore, all find their way into each of these 16 short stories." --The Mercury (UTD Student Newspaper) "If we are going to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the worst crime ever committed in Big D, why not precede it with a few tales of bad luck, bad choices, and bad timing?" --M. Denise C. "A great collection of brand new short stories." --Kick Ass Book Reviews Featuring brand-new stories by: Kathleen Kent, Ben Fountain, James Hime, Harry Hunsicker, Matt Bondurant, Merritt Tierce, Daniel J. Hale, Emma Rathbone, Jonathan Woods, Oscar C. Peña, Clay Reynolds, Lauren Davis, Fran Hillyer, Catherine Cuellar, David Haynes, and J. Suzanne Frank. From the introduction by David Hale Smith: My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise . . . The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s perfect tune “Dallas” is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He’s just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest? Or is he on his way home, flying out of Love Field, reminiscing after seeing the woman who stepped on him when he was down? In a country with so many interesting cities, Dallas is often overlooked—except on November 22 every year. The heartbreaking anniversary keeps coming back around in a nightmare loop, for all of us. On that day in 1963, Dallas became American noir. A permanent black scar on its history that will never be erased, no matter how many happy business stories and hit television shows arise from here. In a stark ongoing counterweight to the JFK tragedy are those two iterations of the TV show. Dallas is not a TV show. It’s a real city . . . For the past forty years, my capacity to be surprised by it has not diminished one bit. I hope the stories in this collection will surprise you too.
Description : An unexplained mid-air explosion takes the lives of Reggie Nutsbaghs parents, causing him to forsake a promising career as a police pathologist in Las Vegas to search for an answer to their untimely deaths. Teaming with a new friend, Toby Preston, who leaves his position as a Lieutenant on the police force in the Northwest city Bremerton, Washington they travel to Israel to search for clues as to what happened to the his parents. In doing so, they uncover information concerning a subversive organization called DONE. Attempts on their lives, as well as their loved ones and friends cause the team to dig deeper and they discover a plot to undermine the government of the United States led by an elusive criminal they now only as Mr. Big. Their continued investigation reveals corruption in the FBI, the State Department and local governments. The book ends with a battle at an abandoned Air Force Base in northern Montana and a confrontation with Mr. Big.
Description : There are no short cuts to a serious job search. This no-nonsense book contains all the essentials for a successful search. Coping skills Assessment tools Resume writing Networking Internet Image Interviewing Job agencies Work myths Negotiating Search strategies Check lists & forms Each chapter stands alone, so this book is convenient and compact. Designed for the life you live!
Description : With the Master's spirit still haunting London, Charity must remain at Freak House. But the peace is shattered when Samuel's father is brutally slain by a demon on the estate. Who summoned it and why? As some questions are answered, yet more secrets about Samuel emerge that send him hurtling toward madness. Secrets that terrify Charity and draw her inevitably closer to him. As the lies are peeled back to reveal the truth, will she be able to conquer her fears and give Samuel what he craves?
Description : Targeted towards the first-time podcaster, this work provides a thorough look at the technologies surrounding podcasting as it walks the reader through the steps of creating their own podcast
Description : Nightmares In an assortment of dreams and imagination F. D. Land brings you amazing tales and sagas, that will haunt your dreams. With a little mystery also thrown in. See if you can tell who is really telling the tale. Now sit back and get ready for the thrilling ride through the twisted mind of F. D. Land.