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Kitty City
Judy Chicago
0060595817
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

You may think you know Judy Chicago -- but it's time to take another look. Kitty City is a celebration of Chicago's life with these delightfully independent creatures. With a lavish design that evokes a contemporary version of illuminated manuscripts, Chicago tells this charming real-life story by adapting the concept of the Book of Hours, which first gained popularity in the early 1400's as intricately illustrated private devotional books, containing texts and prayers for each hour of the day -- meant to inspire and provide points of reflection for their owners.

Cat lovers will recognize the familiar routine. The day begins with "6 A.M: Cat Alarm Clocks" and quickly moves to "7 A.M: Chowtime" and "8 A.M: Kitty Clean Up." The cycle continues through snacks and grooming, naps and play before ending with "5...



The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
0316168815
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon ("like the fish") is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer--the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey.

Alice Sebold's haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where "life is a perpetual yesterday" and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. As Sebold fashions it, everyone has his or her own version of heaven. Susie's resembles the athletic fields and landscape of a suburban high school: a heaven of her "simplest dreams," where "there were no teachers.... We never had to go inside except for art class.......



Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
0316666343
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon ("like the fish") is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer--the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey.

Alice Sebold's haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where "life is a perpetual yesterday" and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. As Sebold fashions it, everyone has his or her own version of heaven. Susie's resembles the athletic fields and landscape of a suburban high school: a heaven of her "simplest dreams," where "there were no teachers.... We never had to go inside except for art class.......



Kitty City
Judy Chicago
0060595825
Apr 2007
Paperback
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Liars and Saints
Maile Meloy
0743261984
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Opening with a wedding and ending with a funeral, Maile Meloy stuffs everything imaginable in between, and manages to maintain a cool, elegant prose style throughout. Liars and Saints, Meloy's debut novel, following her story collection Half in Love, chronicles the life of the Santerre family, who sin with the gusto of true Catholics. Written in a series of short story-like vignettes, the family's saga is told in turn by every member, from Yvette the matriarch down to T.J., her great-grandson. We start out with a relatively run of the mill family secret, when in the 1950s Yvette sends daughter Margot off to a French convent for the duration of her teenage pregnancy. As the decades pass, the transgressions become wilder and more melodramatic, as if the Santerres are trying to keep up with the times by way of their naughty...


Through the Flower
Judy Chicago
0595380468
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Through the Flower was my first book (I’ve since published nine others). I was inspired to write it by the writer and diarist, Anais Nin, who was a mentor to me in the early seventies. My hope was that it would aid young women artists in their development and that reading about my struggles might help them avoid some of the pitfalls that were so painful to me. I also hoped to spare them the anguish of “reinventing the wheel”, which my studies in women’s history had taught me was done again and again by women, specifically because we have not had access to our foremothers’ experience and achievements—one consequence of the fact that we still learn both history and art history from a male-centered bias with insufficient inclusion of women’s achievements. I must admit that when I...


Belushi
Judith Belushi Pisano
1590710487
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Through brief sound bites from friends, family members, fellow comedians and entertainment industry big-shots, this surprisingly touching oral history of one of the best-loved American comics portrays John Belushi as a rags-to-riches hero who became a larger-than-life star before overdosing on heroin and cocaine at the Chateau Marmont in 1982. Pisano, Belushi's teenage sweetheart turned wife, compiled the book from a series of interviews conducted shortly after her 33-year-old husband's death, and charts the Belushi myth, as told by Dan Aykroyd, Carrie fisher and Al Franken, among many others, from John's Chicago childhood through after his death. Highlights include Belushi's role as the Blue Fairy in a High School pageant, in which he was characterized as "a man who did not resemble a woman;" the evolution of...


A Perfect Match (An Inspector Lloyd and Judy Hill Mystery)
Jill McGown
0449218201
November 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
After twenty-six years of marriage, Donald and Helen seek their pleasures elsewhere. But affairs turn decidedly insidious, when Donald's mistress, a rich widow, turns up murdered in a boating park, and Helen's missing young lover is the last to be seen with her, although the two had never met. It would appear that the perfect crime has been committed at last. Leave it to Detective Inspector Lloyd and his charming young detective seargent Judy Hill to sort it out--if anyone can. Guilt is in the details, they know, and in the details is where to find the murderer.
"Low-key and engrossing, and pleasantly English."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Inside Flap Copy
After twenty-six years of marriage, Donald and Helen seek their pleasures elsewhere. But affairs turn decidedly...


Judy Chicago
Viki Wylder
082302590X
June 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
A "public historian" and primary patron of Judy Chicago (b. 1939), Sackler edits her first book for the National Museum of Women of the Arts in Washington, DC, to coincide with an exhibit there this fall. Sackler, who contributes a foreword, deems Chicago a genius, virtually a living icon of feminist art. Chicago's dedication to consciousness raising and butterfly/vagina or "cunt imagery" appears in her many paintings, performances, installations, crafts, and multimedia projects. Many works are documented here in 100 color plates; 20 detail her well-known "The Dinner Party" (1979), a collaboration featuring table settings that honor 39 women. This book contains contributions by Edward Lucie-Smith, who defines Chicago's moral vision; Lucy Lippard, who interviews her; and curator Viki D. Thompson Wylder, who offers a...


Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed, No-Holds-Barred Baking Book
Judy Rosenberg
0761106332
October 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
They're full of butter, cream, eggs, sugar, and sometimes the chocolate doesn't quit. But the cakes, cookies, pies, and goodies assembled in Rosie's Bakery are hands-down the best you'll ever taste. And aren't you worth the treat?

A nationally celebrated baker from Boston, Judy Rosenberg shares 200 of her recipes, including Pieces of Cakes: Rosie's Famous Sour Cream Chocolate Layer Cake, The Queen Raspberry, The Velvet Underground. The Smart Cookies: Orange-Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gingersnappers, Sunken Kisses, Very Short Shortbread Cookies. The Harvard Squares: Extra Extra Fudgy Brownies, Chunky Chocolate Bars, Honeypots, Linzer Bars. The Cutie Pies: All-American Apple Pie, Blueberry-Plum Crumb Pie, Nectarine Synergie, Raspberry Chiffon Pie. And The Old Smoothies: Bourbon Bread Pudding, Pumpkin...


Fragments from the Delta of Venus
Judy Chicago
1576871827
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Iconic erotic writer Anais Nin wrote of feminist artist Judy Chicago in the seventh volume of her Diaries, "Our first meeting was very interesting. I was intimidated by [Judy's] powerful personality. She was intimidated by the lady of the Diaries...But what happened is that we immediately felt a tenderness and recognized that we needed each other." From this encounter, a personal friendship and professional alliance flowered and continued to bloom until Nin's death in 1977. Nin, a feminist of the first wave, considered Chicago her "radical daughter." Where Nin was graceful, Chicago was confrontational. Where Nin was evocative, Chicago was provocative. Yet both sought the same goal: freedom for female self-expression, unfettered by the constraints of patriarchal posturing. Their relationship - a dialogue between the...


Judy Chicago: An American Vision
Edward Lucie-Smith
0823025853
May 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Judy Chicago (1939-) is something of a celebrity--she was voted 1973's "Woman of the Year" by Mademoiselle--and she has written two popular autobiographies documenting her artistic consciousness-raising. Many still remember her California installation piece, the accompanying performance Womanhouse (1972), and especially the notorious The Dinner Party (1979). She has been working industriously for these many years, producing several large-scale multimedia pieces that have not garnered such broad attention. Most of her artworks are "projects," calling on her organizational skills to persuade many people with no fine arts background to carry out her vision. The prolific Lucie-Smith, who has lately coauthored a book with Chicago (Women and Art: Contested Territory, LJ 9/1/99), presents many of these lesser-known pieces...


The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
1402532903
August 2002
Compact Disc
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Book Review
On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon ("like the fish") is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer--the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey.

Alice Sebold's haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where "life is a perpetual yesterday" and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. As Sebold fashions it, everyone has his or her own version of heaven. Susie's resembles the athletic fields and landscape of a suburban high school: a heaven of her "simplest dreams," where "there were no teachers.... We never had to go inside except for art class.......



Liars and Saints
Maile Meloy
064172019X

Paperback
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The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
159413023X
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A New York Times BestsellerWhen we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from that strange new place she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope. Susie watches life continuing after her brutal death: her loved ones holding out hope she'll be found, her killer covering his tracks. As months pass without leads, she sees her family contorted by loss. With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, she sees them face the worst -- then, in time, pass through grief and begin to mend.

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