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Saturnian Tonsure Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780692819593
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Published: Brandon R. Burdette - January 1st, 2016

“Saturnian Tonsure” is an anthology of prose poems which explore the topics of God, spiritual conflict, personal dilemma, art and beauty, revolt and integration, and civilization. It is written in the tradition of Villon’s work, Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil”, Lautréamont’s “Maldoror”, and Rimbaud’s “A Season in Hell”.


Looking for Clara Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781542439275
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 12th, 2017

Simona Grossi was born and raised in a small town in Italy, surrounded by books and music. She studied piano at the Conservatory and then attended law school and joined a prestigious law firm in Italy. After litigating for several years, she moved to the U.S. and joined academia. She loves teaching and writing, and in between these two things, she cooks, travels, and spends time with her friends.


$15.00
SKU: 11-99-76965-7-x

"We created DRØME because it's something we wish we had in the past. The artists in Issue One represent the next generation of breakthrough artists pushing back against mainstream notions of labels and boundaries. The intimate interviews and portraits in the magazine capture the humanity behind the art. DRØME isn't just for artists or queer people, it's for everyone; DRØME is for those who dare."


Tender Omnibus: The First Twenty-Five Years of Tender Buttons Press Cover Image
By Lee Ann Brown (Editor), Katy Bohinc (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780927920148
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Published: Tender Buttons Press - August 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. Introduction by founding editor Lee Ann Brown. Since 1989, Tender Buttons Press has been dedicated to innovative writing. From cut-ups to clairvoyance, the forms championed by Tender Buttons authors have altered the possible and probable of new poetics. TENDER OMNIBUS gathers the first 25 years of Tender Buttons Press in a single volume.


Who's There? Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9781540646125
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 25th, 2016

Sharon Sullivan, was born in San Francisco, Ca to the Bogart's, a military family. She lived in the Bay Area, Maryland and Japan. She now resides in Hidden Valley Lake, Ca. with her husband and blended family. Sharon was a Journalism major at Diablo Valley College and a graduate of "The Institute of Children's Literature" writing for children and teenagers. Has numerous Editor's Choice awards from "The International Library of Poetry." Hosted local Bay Area Television shows, including the Shadelands Ranch Museum, Black Diamond Days and the Livermore Valley Wine Festival. Author of "Capricious Heart," a book of poetry and two whodunits written and illustrated for young adults, "A Wine Country Murder Fairy-Tale" and the sequel "Carousel, Cabernet and Cocoa Beans." Her current book, "Destiny's Son" is a story of passion and romance. Taking you back to a past life in a regression and into the present. It is about three lives that touched each other's souls, when a buried secret of fate appears in the future. Twists and turns filled with many adventures based on some true, sad and happy events.


Rockin' in the City of Angels Cover Image
$79.95
ISBN: 9780997771107
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Published: Diego Space Productions - January 17th, 2017

This book celebrates the sensational albums and spectacular live performances staged in Los Angeles, the "City of Angels" during the 1970s by more than thirty classic and progressive rock bands of the era including: AC/DC, David Bowie, Camel, Alice Cooper, Eagles, ELO, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Heart, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Kansas, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, McCartney/Wings, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling Stones, Rush, Supertramp, The Who, Yes and others.

We'll share memories of their legendary albums and concerts along with reviews of the best video documents of the era, each band illuminated by a hand-picked collection of brilliant images - some never-before seen from the best photo-journalists of that time, so long ago...

Photographers include: Richard E. Aaron, Jørgen Angel, Fin Costello, Ian Dickson, Armando Gallo, Stacey Katsis, Terry O'Neill, Neal Preston, Michael Putland, Jim Summaria, Lisa Tanner, Brian Weiner, Neil Zlowzower and more.

This coffee-table book is nearly the size of an LP album cover, 396 pages, over 600 images, written by Douglas Harr, designed by Tilman Reitzle. Foreword by Armando Gallo.


Sing a Pretty Song--: The
$19.95
ISBN: 9780688073411
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Published: Ediad Productions - December 1st, 1990

Singer-actress Edie Adams autobiography (www.edieadams.com) recalls that her career skyrocketed when she married comic genius Ernie Kovacs (www.erniekovacs.com). Their marriage lasted 11 years, until his death in an auto accident in 1962 at age 43. This funny, sad memoir of Adams's life until 1962 is a laudable for its lack of either bitterness or boasting, although Adams, found herself straddled with debt following Kovacs's death, has reason for both.


It Begins with Me: Navigating Your Journey to Personal Freedom Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780977785261
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Published: Mlr Publishing - August 14th, 2015

Michael Blomsterberg walks alongside us, guiding us on our path to creating sustainable personal fulfillment. With a respectful yet frank delivery, It Begins With Me reads with a subtle simplicity, providing profound material in a refreshingly accessible way such that we leave feeling empowered and invigorated. Its candor and humor resonate on an intimate level, gently carrying us through important self-discovery that could otherwise feel perilous as we delve inward. Michael's supportive process assists us in identifying what needs to be addressed within us in order to set ourselves free. The tools and knowledge illuminated in this book allow us to recognize who we truly are, who we can be for ourselves, and how to constitute the transformations we desire for ourselves and our lives.


Undaunted a Memoir Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781941049358
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Published: Chiral House - March 25th, 2016

A Chaplain's Last Confession: Based on True Events Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781457540653
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - August 24th, 2015

Cosmic Robotics Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780692794234
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Published: Neon Burrito Publishing - October 31st, 2016

The Year of Uh Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781366481504
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Published: Blurb - January 30th, 2017

Equation of Persuasion Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780989919800
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Published: Juliet Huck - January 1st, 2017

This book includes never before seen examples of Ms. Huck’s work with the Department of Justice on the famous Enron litigation. It is full of the successfully proven methods examples that give you the steps from developing a persuasive story to 100's of full color examples of concepts and graphics. These examples will teach you the difference between an info-graphic and a graphic that moves your decision maker to decide in your favor.

Blazing the trials for over 20 years in the uncharted territory of Persuasive Communications, Juliet has been retained by the nation’s most prestigious law firms and fortune 500 companies moving billion dollar projects forward and securing billions of dollars in decisions.


Dawn to Dusk Through Indie: A Photographic Journal Cover Image
$129.95
ISBN: 9781635874853
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Published: E.K. Morris - February 4th, 2017

Photographed during the course of a year "Dawn to Dusk Through India" represents one day's travels throughout India. This lush photographic book traverses India in color plates opposite black & white photographs, each set exploring a single theme amplified by captions from journals of old travel accounts and Indian epic poetry. It explores a range of images of landscapes, people & abstractions compelling a foreigner to reassess his beliefs, ultimately in a revised view of humanity & his deity. 8 x 10 in. oblong clothbound hardback with pictorial dust-jacket.


Dollhead Corporation Cover Image
By Lt Hill
$17.95
ISBN: 9781634916868
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Published: Booklocker.com - January 1st, 2017

DollHead Corporation is the epitome of a new world where humans, spiritual creatures, and aliens coexist in complex harmony. This cooperation is due to the efforts of Loretta Wizelhause, a “Halfling” whose secret desire is to create a perfect world by giving others their true heart’s desire at a cost.


Nika: The Last Volsai Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780998299518
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Published: Malkah Publishing - December 13th, 2016

When the mystical and peaceful inhabitants of the isle of Volsa are slaughtered by the jealous and lethally paranoid Emperor of Sennia, one child escapes. Five-year old Nika is taken in by a Sennian family who secretly raises her as their own in the Empire’s capital. Sworn to secrecy, her special powers remain a mystery even to her.

One fateful day, when the increasingly desperate Emperor Roddic orders a savage attack on his own people, Nika’s stunning powers are revealed. Terrified of her newly uncovered abilities and with the Sennian Army on her heels, Nika and her sister Maddy flee for their lives. As Emperor Roddic feverishly plots to secure his crumbling rule and a mysterious man arrives in the capital, Nika must venture deep into her painful past to unlock the secret of her power to save herself, Maddy and the innocent people of the Empire.


Herstorys: Her History Told Through the Eyes of Her True Self. Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780692386507
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Published: Nyeesha D. Williams - March 10th, 2015

Nyeesha Williams is the CEO/Founder of Sacrit Devahood Incorporation. "Sacrit Devahood Inc, is a 501c3 non-profit organization in place to empower and help build young girls ages 11-19 through performing arts, social building skills and international interactions." Nyeesha has spent years dedicating her time motivating and inspiring teen audiences about the effects of happiness. She was known as the "grandmother" of her friends, but none knew she was a victim of sexual abuse and molestation by the age of 12. Nyeesha realized helping others in similar situations gave her such a rewarding feeling she decided to make it her career. Hailing extensive backgrounds in performing arts, community counseling and organizational psychology, Mrs. Williams prioritizes empathy, patience and understanding in all relational interactions. Traumatic personal experiences and a passion for mentoring youth led her to create the Sacrit Devahood Incorporation in March of 2009. Mrs. Williams is a strong believer that exposure to the performing arts inspires teen audiences to excel. Nyeesha strives to help women shape their future and heal from trauma and abuse through an inspiring herstorys approach. This book was Nyeesha's realization in empowering from within before empowering outwardly. She realized this approach later on in life, but she wants to now share it with the world.