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The Poetics of Space
Gaston Bachelard
0807064734
April 1994
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This is a deep, magical, densely captivating book about space, our homes, how we live in them, and how dwellings and space affect us; it is as much a book of philosophy as a work of serious literature. It requires careful, preferably leisurely reading, with the possibility of moments to pause and digest and re-read the words. It will change the way you look at your home and your life, providing a deeper, more insightful relationship with the spaces you occupy.

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French phenomenologist Bachelard's classic study of the psychological affects of domestic space. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Mount Appetite
Bill Gaston
155192451X
Apr 2005
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A dozen rueful and gorgeously observed if sometimes oblique stories centered on the idea of appetites (their denial and their satisfaction) make up Gaston's (The Good Body; Sex Is Red; etc.) latest. In "The Alcoholist," a man with an exquisitely sensitive palate who is dying of cancer mourns all that he will no longer consume and, at the same time, makes peace with his death through the experience of one final intimate tasting. In "The Little Drug Addict Who Could," a young heroin addict, turning to his Uncle Jack for support as he tries to kick his habit, ends up introducing Jack to the drug, which is, the boy says, as magical as "sucking the big, beautiful breast. Not just any breast. Mother's breast. The best mother's breast.... It's like sucking Eve's breast." A heavy drinker's hopes for romance with a...


The Cameraman
Bill Gaston
1551925648
Oct 2005
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Book Description
The Cameraman is a novel as timeless, engrossing, and transgressive as cinema verité. This captivating, darkly funny tale is told in "scenes" from the perspective of Francis, a cameraman who has trained his lens on the life of his friend and mentor, an enigmatic director named Koz. The plot pivots around two women: Bev, a former starlet who is involved with both men; and Sheila, a famous actress who dies on film by a lethal injection. This incident has sinister implications for director Koz, who knew what was happening, and for cameraman Francis, who didn't. Koz is brought to trial for Sheila’s murder in Washington, D.C., where Francis holes up in a hotel to meditate on his relationship with the dangerous, charismatic director and on the events that led to Sheila's death. When Francis is called to testify,...


Sointula
Bill Gaston
1551928434
Feb 2006
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A search for the remote island village of Sointula, a "place of harmony" on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, drives Canadian novelist Gaston's latest. Spurred by the death of her first, long-ago lover, Claude, Evelyn Poole, the unhappy wife of the mayor of Oakville, Ontario, flees her husband and their small city to look for her grown son, Tom. She crosses the continent and, fighting hunger and prescription drug withdrawal, undertakes a dangerous, improbable kayak journey to Malcolm's Island, teaming up with drifting retired high school teacher Peter Gore, who is trying unsuccessfully to become a travel writer. Weakened and starved for civilization, Evelyn and Peter begin to lose themselves in the towering wilderness, as Gaston tracks their unreliable impressions. Avoiding cliché or easy...


Denny Genealogy, Second Book: Descendants of William Denny of Chester County, Pennsylvania and Allied Families of Culbertson, Gaston, McNair, Rodgers, Walker and Many Others, and the Descendants of George Denny of Lincoln County, North Caroli
Elizabeth C. Vann
0832882658
November 1997
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Denny Genealogy, Second Book: Descendants of William Denny of Chester County, Pennsylvania and Allied Families of Culbertson, Gaston, McNair, Rodgers, Walker and Many Others, and the Descendants of George Denny of Lincoln County, North Caroli
Elizabeth C. Vann
0832882666
November 1997
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Twilight
Katherine Mosby
0066212715
May 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Mosby (The Season of Lillian Dawes; Private Altars) has built a low-key literary career based on female characters who flout convention, and this potentially engrossing novel set in France on the brink of World War II cleaves to type. When the well-born American Lavinia Gibbs, in her late 30s, shocks her family by breaking off her engagement to a suitable—if dour—man in her own social set, a quick getaway feels necessary, and a transatlantic journey is soon in the offing. Armed with the delicious dual freedoms of solitude and her father's money, Lavinia is in search of adventure in the City of Lights. Despite Lavinia's optimal circumstances—she's a single, sexually adventurous woman with money in Paris—the author never quite manages to conjure up much joie de vivre. Though Mosby has a...


Inviting Blindness
Bill Gaston
0889821453
January 1995
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Winter of the Wildcat
Bill Gaston
0708921361
February 1990
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Morality and Social Justice (Studies in Social and Political Philosophy Series): Point - Counterpoint
Carol C. Gould
0847679772
August 1994
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Book Description
These original essays by seven leading contemporary political philosophers spanning the political spectrum explore the possibility of achieving agreement in political theory. Each philosopher defends in a principal essay his or her own view of social justice and also comments on two or more of the other essays. The result is a lively exchange that leaves the reader to judge to what degree the contributors achieve agreement or reconciliation.

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