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In The Land Of Armadillos

Author : Helen Maryles Shankman
ISBN : 9781501115196
Genre : Fiction
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A radiant debut collection of linked stories from a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, set in a German-occupied town in Poland, where tales of myth and folklore meet the real-life monsters of the Nazi invasion. 1942. With the Nazi Party at the height of its power, the occupying army empties Poland’s towns and cities of their Jewish populations. As neighbor turns on neighbor and survival often demands unthinkable choices, Poland has become a moral quagmire—a place of shifting truths and blinding ambiguities. Blending folklore and fact, Helen Maryles Shankman shows us the people of Wlodawa, a remote Polish town: we meet a cold-blooded SS officer dedicated to rescuing the creator of his son’s favorite picture book, even as he helps exterminate the artist’s friends and family; a Messiah who appears in a little boy’s bedroom to announce that he is quitting; a young Jewish girl who is hidden by the town’s most outspoken anti-Semite—and his talking dog. And walking among these tales are two unforgettable figures: the enigmatic and silver-tongued Willy Reinhart, Commandant of the forced labor camp who has grand schemes to protect “his” Jews, and Soroka, the Jewish saddlemaker and his family, struggling to survive. Channeling the mythic magic of classic storytellers like Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer and the psychological acuity of modern-day masters like Nicole Krauss and Nathan Englander, In the Land of Armadillos is a testament to the persistence of humanity in the most inhuman conditions.

American Wildlife In Symbol And Story

Author : Angus K. Gillespie
ISBN : 157233259X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Argentina

Author : Greg Nickles
ISBN : 0865052468
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The mixture of different traditions brought by immigrants has created a rich variety of cultural life in Argentina. Argentina the culture celebrates its nation's symbols -- the gaucho and the tango, as well as other important cultural aspects of Argentina including religion, festivals, folk art, language, and literature.

The Latin American Story Finder

Author : Sharon Barcan Elswit
ISBN : 9781476622293
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Anything is possible in the world of Latin American folklore, where Aunt Misery can trap Death in a pear tree; Amazonian dolphins lure young girls to their underwater city; and the Feathered Snake brings the first musicians to Earth. One in a series of folklore reference guides (“...an invaluable resource...”—School Library Journal), this book features summaries and sources of 470 tales told in Mexico, Central America and South America, a region underrepresented in collections of world folklore. The volume sends users to the best stories retold in English from the Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations, Spanish and Portuguese missionaries and colonists, African slave cultures, indentured servants from India, and more than 75 indigenous tribes from 21 countries. The tales are grouped into themed sections with a detailed subject index.

The Collected Stories Of Vernor Vinge

Author : Vernor Vinge
ISBN : 9781429915106
Genre : Fiction
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Since his first published story, "Apartness," appeared in 1965, Vernor Vinge has forged a unique and awe-inspiring career in science fiction as his work has grown and matured. He is now one of the most celebrated science fiction writers in the field , having won the field's top award, the Hugo, for each of his last two novels. Now, for the first time, this illustrious author gathers all his short fiction into a single volume. This collection is truly the definitive Vinge, capturing his visionary ideas at their very best. It also contains a never-before-published novella, one that represents precisely what this collection encapsulates--bold, unique, challenging science fictional ideas brought to vivid life with compelling storytelling. Including such major pieces as "The Ungoverned" and "The Blabber," this sumptuous volume will satisfy any reader who loves the sense of wonder, and the excitement of great SF. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Augie Armadillo Goes To Rome

Author : Pc Boudousquie
ISBN : 9781463432409
Genre : Humor
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Augie is a young armadillo born in Sleepy Shallow, Louisiana, who dreams of dancing and playing the cello. He amasses the courage to stow away aboard an ocean liner headed for Rome. Along the way he makes some interesting friends and, of course, he is always under the vigilance of his secret guardian-the Wise Old Bird.

The Stories Of I C Eason King Of The Dog People

Author : I. C. Eason
ISBN : 1574410121
Genre : History
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pipelines, and put up miles of power lines. All of a sudden he was in the middle of a big battle, and he soon became known as "The King of the Dog People."

Journeys Of Wonder

Author : Harcourt School Publishers Staff
ISBN : 0153189274
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Armadillo World Headquarters

Author : Eddie Wilson
ISBN : 9781477314166
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Eddie’s story is by turns hilarious, informative, and the living spirit of its age. . . . [He] piles the most unlikely anecdotes on top of one another, creating a land of enchantment and an order of chemically altered consciousness that rescues an era I’d thought not so much lost as forgotten. Not only am I thrilled I’ve read this story and wish I was in it, I wish I’d written it.” —Dave Marsh, from the foreword “The Armadillo World Headquarters . . . was one of the most exciting, and remained one of the most exciting, places in the United States for the years that it was in operation. I saw a little of everything at the Armadillo, and it was one of the great experiences of my life.” —Ann Richards, from the author’s preface On August 7, 1970, Eddie Wilson and a band of hippies threw open the doors of Armadillo World Headquarters, and the live music capital of the world was born in Austin, Texas. Over its ten-year lifespan, the Armadillo hosted thousands of high-profile musicians—Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, AC/DC, Charlie Daniels, the Ramones, Roy Buchanan, and Bette Midler, to name a random few. The Armadillo helped define the Austin lifestyle, culture, and identity, setting the stage for successors such as the SXSW music festival, PBS’s Austin City Limits, and the ACL festival, which have made Austin an international destination for music fans. In this rollicking memoir, Eddie Wilson tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Armadillo from the moment he first peered into a derelict National Guard armory building and knew that destiny had found him. He vividly describes how two previously clashing groups—rednecks and hippies—came together at the Armadillo, enjoying a new blend of country music and rock that spawned a many-named movement: cosmic cowboy, progressive country, and redneck rock, among others. Wilson also reveals the struggles and creative solutions that kept the doors open, the angels who provided timely infusions of cash, the janitors and carpenters who maintained the Dillo, and the artists who created iconic poster art. Extensively illustrated with candid photographs and music posters, Armadillo World Headquarters recounts the story of this legendary venue as no other book can.

The End Of The World

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ISBN : 9780702243318
Genre : Fiction
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Enlivened by a wry sense of humor, this collection uses narrative voices that express subtlety and experience in stories that place the characters in a variety of settings?rom Japan and Australia to fantastical places where incredible things are possible?nd experiments with different perceptions of reality, creating unique situations that span a broad range of experiences.

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