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Onion Field
Joseph Wambaugh
0440173507
March 1987
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"A complex story of tragic proportions... more ambitious than In Cold Blood and equally compelling!" -- The New York Times

Review
"A complex story of tragic proportions... more ambitious than In Cold Blood and equally compelling!" -- The New York Times

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The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare: An Illustrated Guide to the Battles, Armies and Armor of Middle-Earth
Chris Smith
0618391002
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of The Lord of the Rings' many creatures, warriors, armies and battlegrounds. From the graceful and proficient Elves to the horrendous war machines of the Dark Lord, each culture's approach to warfare is explained - how they fought, why they were fighting, what armor they wore and what weapons they used against their enemies. Now you can get as close to a marauding Orc as you could ever wish, without suffering the consequences!Treating the filmmakers' notes, designs and props as a true archive, Weapons and Warfare describes in detail every major conflict depicted in the film trilogy - from The Last Alliance of Elves and Men to the climactic Battle of...


Saving Grace
Lee Smith
0345403339
Apr 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Florida Grace Shepherd is another of Smith's spirited Southern women of humble background (Fair and Tender Ladies, etc.) who are destined to endure difficult and often tragic times. Instantly appealing by virtue of her distinctive narrative voice, which is iconoclastic and free from self-pity, Grace is the daughter of Virgil Shepherd, a self-styled minister who spreads the gospel in revival meetings by means of serpent handling and personal charisma. Even as a child, "Gracie" hates her father's insistence on constant prayer, poverty and the need to see God's benevolent "testing" in every hardship to which he subjects his family. As she matures, she realizes that her father is a compulsive womanizer who excuses his frequent lapses by claiming that God forgives him whenever he "backslides." Though his behavior...


Remembering Garrett: One Family's Battle with a Child's Depression
Gordon H. Smith
0786717629
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Oregon Senator Gordon Smith the ’s son, Garrett, battled learning disabilities and clinical depression for most of his life. At the age of twenty-two, while attending the University of Utah, this popular young man took his own life. As parents, Smith and his wife Sharon, who had adopted Garrett as a newborn, were heartbroken. And, as a senator, Smith was forced to question whether he had the strength or even the desire to carry on in politics.

For the first time, Smith candidly retraces his son the ’s life leading up to his suicide. He chronicles the crippling sadness he and his wife faced in the aftermath; and how, with the help of faith and those around him, he not only returned to politics, but became a fearless advocate of suicide prevention. His moving speech on the Senate floor upon the passage...


Oral History
Lee Smith
0345410289
Aug 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
"Delightful and entertaining."

PEOPLE

When Jennifer, a college student, returns to her childhood home of Hoot Owl Holler with a tape recorder, the tales of murder and suicide, incest and blood ties, bring to life a vibrant story of a doomed family that still refuses to give up....

"Deft and assured....[Lee Smith] is nothing less than masterly."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


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Inside Flap Copy
"Delightful and entertaining."

PEOPLE

When Jennifer, a college student, returns to her childhood home of Hoot Owl Holler with a tape recorder, the tales of murder and suicide, incest and blood ties, bring to life a vibrant story of a doomed family that still refuses to give...


Last Girls
Lee Smith
0345464958
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
In the brisk and readable The Last Girls, acclaimed Southern writer Lee Smith reunites four college suitemates on a boat tour of the mighty Mississippi. Thirty-five years before, inspired by reading Twain's Huckleberry Finn in class (a detail not nearly revisited enough), the women floated down the same river on a manmade raft; now they are gathered at the request of their recently deceased ringleader's husband. The story unfolds through the eyes of each woman as the old friends weave college memories with their own dramas spanning the three decades since graduation. Harriet, Courtney, Catherine, and Anna come through muddily compared to their dead friend Baby. Even in death, Baby, a Sylvia Plath-like creature with voracious appetites for poetry, self-mutilation, and sex, nearly overwhelms her more reticent friends with past...


Family Linen
Lee Smith
0345410602
Aug 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
"Brilliant, haunting, dark, joyous, remarkably compelling...immensely difficult to put down...a master storyteller."

THE VILLAGE VOICE

A childhood memory re-experienced, a funeral that brings about a family reunion, and the excavation of a swimming pool on the site of an old well, uncover family secrets and air the dirty linen in this behind-the-scenes look at life and family, memory and forgetfulness, anger and forgiveness in a small Southern town.

"Falls in line with the best of classical Southern fiction...but Ms. Smith's vision is her own and places her among the best of contemporary Southern writers."

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION


From the Paperback edition.

Inside Flap Copy
"Brilliant, haunting, dark, joyous,...


2006 Writers Market
Katie Brogan
1582973946
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The resource for helping writers get published and get paid for what they write, Writer's Market is the ultimate go-to guide. Backed by 85 years of authority, this edition: -Offers complete, updated contact information and submission guidelines for more than 4000 markets, 700 more than any comparable resource -Includes 600 new markets, allowing writers to explore fresh opportunities -Features interviews with Alexander McCall Smith and others, as well as helpful tips and instructional articles Bigger and better than ever, 2006 Writer's Market continues the tradition that's made the brand the number one resource for writers since 1921.


What's Next
Rena Pederson
0399526781
Apr 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"What do you want to do? How do you want to be remembered? What are you waiting for?" Answering these questions is the first step to answering the larger question of What's Next?: Women Redefining Their Dreams in the Prime of Life. This spiritual and practical guide for women seeking change at midlife draws on inspiring anecdotes about famous (Anna Quindlen, Beverly Sills, Julia Child) and ordinary women. Whether readers choose to change careers or finally follow their deep-seated passion, Rena Pederson, an editor with the Dallas Morning News, and Lee Smith, a psychologist and executive coach, guide and encourage readers in taking the next step. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Seasoned In The South: Recipes From Crook's Corner and Home
Bill Smith
1565124790
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Southern delicacies of Crook's Corner restaurant are well known to the students and residents of Chapel Hill, N.C. Now Smith, the chef there for 15 years, has assembled a quirky and compact selection of his favorite dishes for the rest of the world to ponder. Perhaps because Chapel Hill is a college town, the book is broken into four seasons starting with fall (though it's puzzling to find Scalloped Potatoes in autumn, Mashed Potatoes in spring and not a single spud in winter). Smith previously worked at another North Carolina spot, La Residence, and there exists an undercurrent of fine French cuisine that gives his recipes some sophistication. The cultural mix is readily apparent and exciting in his Two- (or Three-) Bird Pâté: in one of the few instances where liquor benefits a liver, duck and...


Love Her Madly
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
1413231659

Hardcover
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Plumbing Technology
Lee Smith
0766810844
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thoroughly updated with the assistance of seventeen master plumbers, the third edition of Plumbing Technology: Design and Installation introduces readers to all aspects of the commercial and residential plumbing trade, including home building. An excellent study guide for plumbers preparing to pass the "master plumber" exam, this edition features updated coverage of all current plumbing codes. Each unit of Plumbing Technology, 3rd Edition also contains new and improved summaries, plus "Test Your Understanding" quizzes (with answers in an appendix), to clarify and reinforce more difficult concepts. In addition, projects located throughout the book provide opportunities for hands-on plumbing practice and actual application of concepts. As such, readers gain an understanding of both the "why" and the "how" of plumbing...


Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters
Lee Smith
1401821103
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This edition of Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters continues to teach the essential math concepts that have made the book the outstanding reference in its field. A collection of modern fitting materials demonstrates the various math concepts, and the book emphasizes a problem-solving methodology that can be applied to both current and future materials and job situations in plumbing and pipefitting. Enhancements to the text include simplified explanations, new drawings, a new unit on calculating partial volumes in odd-shaped tanks, and a reworked unit on heat-loss calculations that has been revised to keep pace with modern heat-loss methods.

Book Info
Text teaches essential math concepts needed on the job by plumbers and pipefitters. Includes simplified explanations,...


Fair and Tender Ladies
Lee Smith
034536208X
August 1989
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Readers will be thoroughly captivated by Ivy Rowe, the narrator of this epistolary novel, and will come to the end of her story with a pang of regret. Smith ( Oral History , Family Linen ) has produced her best work here, creating a fully rounded heroine and other vivid characters who inhabit Virginia's Appalachia region. The letters begin around the turn of the century when Ivy is a child living with eight siblings on the family farm on Blue Star Mountain. Written with quaint misspellings and in the vernacular of Southern speech, the missives reflect the harsh poverty of farm life, as well as the simple beauties of the land: "This is the taste of spring," her father tells Ivy, and she never forgets it, even when the family must move to the boom town of Majestic after her father's death. Ivy's talent as a budding...


Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions
Ralph Lee Smith
0810841355
Dec 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The Appalachian dulcimer is one of America's major contributions to world music and folk art. Homemade, handmade, and easy to play by people with no formal knowledge of music, the dulcimer has been around for centuries. For this first-hand report on the history of the instrument, the author searched the hills of Appalachia looking at dulcimers and listening to tales of the old folks. Those tales are woven together in this complete and thorough book that reveals little-known facts about the dulcimer's origins on the early Appalachian frontier and its design traditions. Instruments of the best-known makers are analyzed by the author, who is a leading authority on the history of the dulcimer. Included are listings of dulcimer recordings in the Archive of Folk Culture of the Library of Congress. A good choice for...


Cimarron Rose
James Lee Burke
0786889306
June 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Billy Bob Holland, the protagonist of Cimarron Rose, is an attorney in the dusty Texas town of Deaf Smith. An ex-Texas Ranger (cop, not ball-player) who mistakenly killed his partner during a drug bust, Holland is jolted from his brooding when his estranged illegitimate son is accused of the rape and murder of a party girl. He takes the case, of course, and things get complicated mighty quick. On a hunch only a father could believe, Holland is sure his son is being railroaded. Doggedly pursuing the truth, he runs afoul of sadistic cops, a powerful family, and the euphoniously-named Garland T. Moon, a feral thug with something to hide. Luckily, the folks on his team are just as tough. Burke's book isn't gritty realism--Holland's dead partner visits him often--but the characters ring true in a weird way. They are quirky...


Wizard and Wart
Janice Lee Smith
0060229608
Sept 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tragic magic!When a blundering Wizard and his dog, Wart, try to help a lovesick snake win over a cute rabbit, they end up brewing more trouble than they ever imagined. A curse and worse! The snake loves the rabbit, but the rabbit loves a cat; what's a Wizard to do? Hocus-pocus! Only a nifty spell leaves everyone happy and in love. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Card catalog description
When Wizard and his dog Wart advertise their magic business, they have some problems with several lovesick customers.

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Heartwood
James Lee Burke
0440224012
July 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Whether he's writing about the Louisiana Bayou Country (in his Dave Robicheaux books) or the Texas hill towns around Austin (in his series about former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland), James Lee Burke has deep roots in the American soil that link him to some of the great adventure writers of the past such as Jack London and Mark Twain. Like them, Burke writes novels illustrating how failure shapes a man much more than success does.

Central to Burke's second Billy Bob novel (Cimarron Rose was his first) is Wilbur Pickett. Wilbur had a brief moment of glory as a rodeo cowboy before sliding into a downward cycle of luckless enterprises. He ends up laboring for a wealthy family, the Dietrichs, in the Texas town of Deaf Smith. The Dietrichs accuse Wilbur of stealing some bearer bonds, and Billy Bob--now a defense...


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