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Geek Love
Katherine Dunn
0375713344
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
A wild, often horrifying, novel about freaks, geeks and other aberrancies of the human condition who travel together (a whole family of them) as a circus. It's a solipsistic funhouse world that makes "normal" people seem bland and pitiful. Arturo the Aqua-Boy, who has flippers and an enormous need to be loved. A museum of sacred monsters that didn't make it. An endearing "little beetle" of a heroine. Sort of like Tod Browning's Freaks crossed with David Lynch and John Irving and perhaps George Eliot -- the latter for the power of the emotions evoked. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
This audacious, mesmerizing novel should carry a warning: "Reader Beware." Those entering the world of carnival freaks described by narrator...


Pediatric Primary Care: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners
Catherine E. Burns
0721601855
March 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This new third edition covers conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing prevention as well as management of problems from the nurse practitioner perspective. It begins with an overview of the status of children in the United States and a review of developmental theory, followed by guidelines on how to assess children and families. A significant portion of the text is devoted to issues of daily living that are a part of every child's growth and issues that could lead to health problems (nutrition, toilet training) unless appropriate guidance is given. Disease processes often encountered by the pediatric primary provider are addressed through discussions of assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and prevention.

Book Info
Oregon Health Science Univ....


Freaks: We Who Are Not as Others
Daniel P. Mannix
0965104257
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Another long out of print classic book based on Mannix's personal acquaintance with sideshow stars such as the Alligator Man and the Monkey Woman, etc. Read all about the notorious love affairs of midgets; the amazing story of the elephant boy; the unusual amours of Jolly Daisy; the fat woman; the famous pinhead who inspired Verdi's "Rigoletto"; the tragedy of Betty Lou Williams and her parasitic twin; the black midget, only 34 inches tall, who was happily married to a 264-pound wife; the human torso who could sew, crochet and type; and bizarre accounts of normal humans turned into freaks-either voluntarily or by evil design! 88 astonishing photographs and additional material from the author's personal collection. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Guyana
Alexis Rockman
0944092411
Oct 1996
Hardcover
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Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms
Jim Lommasson (Photographer)
0965633829
May 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Gritty, grimy and gorgeous. . . Visceral and quietly dramatic . . . a lively cross-breed of art and journalism." —The Oregonian


The Black Raven: Book Two of the Dragon Mage
Katharine Kerr
0553579193
October 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The Black Raven is Book Two of The Dragon Mage and the 10th volume of the Deverry series, a fantasy epic consisting of three interrelated quartets. As Katherine Kerr says, the past and the present are woven together in these novels, and the final volume will link with the first to reveal an overall design akin to a Celtic knot threading back and forth upon itself. This is a strange, pseudo-Celtic world in which reincarnation is a reality and past lives forever affect the present in surprising and unexpected ways. So, while The Black Raven can stand alone, it is advisable that readers begin with the first book, Daggerspell.

In this complex novel of civil war, sacrifice, and power, what impresses most is that Kerr uses an epic canvas to tell a strongly characterized and very human tale of hatred and destructive evil, and...



Pocket Reference for Pediatric Primary Care
Catherine E. Burns
0721684661
October 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This handy book is a practical, portable reference designed for the busy nurse practitioner. Used on its own, or as a companion to the in-depth reference, Burns: PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE, SECOND EDITION, it provides quick access to the most common information found in pediatric practice including normal growth and development, health promotion, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Book Info
Oregon Health Science University-Portland. Text is a companion to Pediatric Primary Care: A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners, 2nd ed. found on the Brandon/Hill Nursing List. Pocket-sized quick-reference text provides immediate access to essential information in pediatric nursing, including treatment algorithms. Softcover. DNLM: Pediatrics--United States--Handbooks.


Ultimate Frankenstein
Byron Preiss (Editor)
0743458389
March 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Some of the world's best-known authors of the fantastic and the mysterious explore the legend of Mary Shelley's classic monster. From Brian W. Aldiss' eerie look at a mysterious creature hidden for centuries, to S.P. Somtow's tale of passion and dismemberment in Thailand, to Katherine Dunn's examination of a bizarre affair -- here are spectacular Frankenstein stories transcending time and place. • Introduction and selected filmography by Leonard Wolf. • Featuring Kurt Vonnegut's classic story "Fortitude", plus tales by Brian W. Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, Loren D. Estleman, and Charles de Lint. • Originally released in trade paperback by Dell Publishing -- out of print for more than 5 years!


Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance
Jennifer Dunning
0306808250
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
The great African-American choreographer Alvin Ailey created breathtaking modern dances,which changed the boundaries of the art form, and founded a school and a dance company to maintain the tradition. In this sensitive but searing biography, Jennifer Dunning, a dance critic with the New York Times, reveals the terrible personal pain that Ailey hid from his public. The life of a dancer and choreographer makes enormous physical demands, and the kind of adulation Ailey received as a young man takes a toll on the spirit. Ailey, a manic depressive full of self-doubt, retreated to alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity for self-affirmation off the stage. He lived a life of awful self-destruction, and then died of AIDS-related causes at age 58. Dunning captures the greatness and the agony of Ailey's creative spirit. --This text...


Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook
Jack Huddleston
0922915296
April 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Warning: this sad, powerful, grotesque collection of black-and-white photos of mostly dead, often naked, human beings is not for the easily disturbed. The introductory text by Katherine Dunn (author of Geek Love) helps give a context to the macabre scrapbook, and the handwritten captions display irony and sometimes humor; but this is no antiquarian's sentimental portrait of the past. This book documents butchery and brutality, horrible disease and mental illness, suicide and murder. And as Dunn observes, the eye of the beholder is not innocent: "The old cop, like the old con, tries to trick us into forgiveness and complicity. By witnessing he has participated, by understanding he is culpable. And his real purpose is to disguise the truth--that he started out terrified and ended up liking it, fascinated, an...


Truck
Katherine Dunn
0446391530
March 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
With daring realism and stunning imagination, the author of Geek Love, Katherine Dunn, takes us on a journey into the mind of a feisty, adventurous adolescent named Jean "Dutch" Gillis. Dutch goes "trucking" from Portland, Oregon, to Los Angeles on a quest in search of herself, which, like the river trek of Deliverance, is filled with chilling discoveries and sudden violence.With boyish-looking Dutch is her friend Heydorf, a shadowy character who has his own secrets to hide. With her, too, is the confusion and volatile feelings of youth, when sex is a mystery waiting to be understood...and death seems remote until it brushes close with a breath-stopping suddenness, Truck, perhaps better than any other fictional account about a runaway, is a brilliantly convincing portrait of the archetypal teen rebel, and both the...

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