Facing the Hunter: Reflections on a Misunderstood Way of Life

By David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards takes us at the back of his gun and into the Canadian woodland for his strongest paintings of non-fiction yet.

In his really good non-fiction, David Adams Richards - firstly considered one of Canada's maximum and best-beloved novelists - has been writing one of those memoir through different ability. Like his past titles traces On Water, approximately his pursuit of angling, and Hockey goals, concerning the video game his disabled physique avoided him from enjoying, dealing with the Hunter explores the that means of a game and how during which it touches lives, no longer least that of the writer. And as with God Is, his fresh publication approximately his religion, it's also an impassioned defence of a collection of values and a life-style that Richards believes are lower than attack.

Lovers of David Adams Richards' novels can be interested and enlightened to notice the interaction among his former lifestyles as a willing hunter - he hunts much less and not more nowadays, as he explains - and the narratives and characters of his fiction. yet this is often additionally an ideal place to begin for someone coming new to Richards. The storytelling during this ebook, the evocation of the Canadian wild and people who enterprise into it, the sheer strength of the prose, express a very good author on the top of his powers.

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Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories

By Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman has been rolling out chart-topping songs his entire life—“You Ain’t noticeable not anything Yet,” “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” “Taking Care of Business”—and, on account that 2005, treating enthusiasts to a life of rock ’n’ roll tales on his hit radio convey Vinyl Tap.

His method is often fresh—even the main hardcore tune lovers might be stunned via what they could examine from Randy. no matter if he's traveling world wide with Ringo Starr, jamming with Little Richard, or recording with Neil younger, song is his existence and his anecdotes positioned you on the centre of all of it. A fifty-year occupation in tune is stuffed with severe highs and lows. it's also a existence choked with a few very colourful characters. Randy’s tales are candid and consistently entertaining.

These are his most sensible tales. the main memorable Vinyl faucet moments are all right here, from Randy’s Guitarology one hundred and one to his favourite songs to be performed at funerals. Randy Bachman’s Vinyl faucet tales opens up a joyous international of rock and well known track.

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Fear of Fifty

By Erica Jong

Seducing the Demon has brought Erica Jong to readers who hadn't been born whilst Fear of Flying used to be released in 1973. Now considered one of her best works of nonfiction -and a New York Times bestseller-is again in print with a brand new afterword.

In Fear of Fifty, a New York Times bestseller whilst first released in 1994, Erica Jong seems to be to the second one half her existence and "goes correct to the jugular of the ladies who lived wildly and vicariously via worry of Flying" (Publishers Weekly), offering hugely pleasing tales and provocative insights on intercourse, marriage, getting older, feminism, and motherhood. "What Jong calls a midlife memoir is a slice of autobiography that ranks in honesty, self-perception and knowledge with [works through] Simone de Beauvoir and Mary McCarthy," wrote the Sunday occasions (U.K.). "Although Jong's memoir of a Jewish American princess is wittier than either."

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Brahms and His World: Revised Edition (The Bard Music Festival)

Since its first book in 1990, Brahms and His World has develop into a key textual content for listeners, performers, and students drawn to the lifestyles, paintings, and occasions of 1 of the 19th century's so much celebrated composers. during this considerably revised and enlarged variation, the editors stay with reference to the imaginative and prescient in the back of the unique booklet whereas updating its contents to mirror new views on Brahms that experience built over the last 20 years. To this finish, the unique essays by way of major specialists are retained and revised, and supplemented through contributions from a brand new new release of Brahms students. jointly, they give thought to such subject matters as Brahms's dating with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German college" of Wagner and Liszt, his impact upon Arnold Schoenberg and different younger composers, his method of appearing his personal track, and his effective interactions with visible artists.

The essays are complemented via a brand new choice of feedback and analyses of Brahms's works released through the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways that Brahms's song used to be understood by way of 19th- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North the United States. a brand new collection of memoirs via Brahms's pals, scholars, and early admirers offers intimate glimpses into the composer's operating equipment and character. And a catalog of the tune, literature, and visible arts devoted to Brahms files the breadth of impact exerted through the composer upon his contemporaries.

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Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream

By William Powers

Why may a winning American surgeon decide to stay in a twelve-foot-by-twelve-foot cabin with no working water or electrical energy? to determine, author and activist William Powers visited Dr. Jackie Benton in rural North Carolina. No identify Creek gurgled via Benton’s permaculture farm, and she or he stroked honeybees’ wings as she shared her wildcrafter philosophy of dwelling on a planet in problem. Powers, simply again from a decade of overseas reduction paintings, then accredited Benton’s provide to stick on the cabin for a season whereas she traveled. There, he befriended her eclectic friends — natural farmers, biofuel brewers, eco-developers — and chanced on a sustainable yet imperiled approach of life.

In those pages, Powers not just explores this small patch of group yet attracts on his overseas studies with different wallet of resistance. This engrossing story of Powers’s fight for a significant lifestyles with a smaller footprint proposes a paradigm shift to an elusive “Soft international” with clues to private happiness and international healing.

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Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness

By Dominique Browning

"In burnished, beautiful prose, Browning describes her emotions of being set adrift until eventually she steadily transforms her helter-skelter days right into a planned, contemplative approach of life." -The Boston Globe

In overdue 2007, Dominique Browning, the editor-in-chief of Conde Nast's House & Garden, was once trained that the journal had folded-and she was once out of a task. all of sudden divested of the source of revenue and feel of function that had pushed her for many of her grownup lifestyles, Browning panicked. yet freed of the incessant strain to multi-task and practice, she suddenly came upon a extra significant approach to live.

Browning's witty and considerate memoir has already touched a chord with reviewers and readers alike. whereas untold hundreds of thousands are feeling the rigidity of contemporary existence, Slow Love eloquently reminds us to delight in what we have-a well timed message that all of us have to hear.

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Daybook, Turn, Prospect: The Journey of an Artist

By Anne Truitt

All 3 of Anne Truitt’s artist’s journals in a single e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring checklist of a woman’s reconciliation of the decision of inventive paintings with the calls for of day-by-day life—with a brand new creation by way of Audrey Niffenegger.

Anne Truitt saved a magazine all through her grownup existence, from her early years as one of many infrequent, celebrated ladies artists within the early 60s, via her midlife as a longtime artist, and into older age whilst she was once, for a time, the director of Yaddo, the most appropriate artists’ retreat in Saratoga. She was once continuously a deep, astute reader, and a girl who grappled with a number of issues—moral, highbrow, sensual, emotional, and religious. whereas operating intensely on her artwork, she watches her personal daughters trip into marriage and motherhood, meditates on feedback and solitude, and struggles to discover a stability in lifestyles. “Balance now not balance is the resource of security,” she says. Anne Truitt re-creates a lifestyles within which family actions and the desires of youngsters and buddies are continually juxtaposed opposed to the area of colour and summary geometry to which she is drawn in her artwork.

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My Father and Myself (Nyrb Classics S)

By J.R. Ackerley

While his father died, J. R. Ackerley was once surprised to find that he had led a mystery existence. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a shock of his own—this coolly thought of, unsparingly sincere account of his quest to determine the total fact in regards to the guy who had constantly eluded him in existence. yet Ackerley's pursuit of his father can also be an exploration of the self, making My Father and Myself a pioneering list, immediately sexually specific and emotionally charged, of existence as a homosexual guy. This witty, sorrowful, and lovely ebook is a vintage of twentieth-century memoir.

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Somewhere Inside

By Laura Ling

Somewhere within is the electrifying, never-before-told tale of Laura Ling’s seize by way of the North Koreans in March 2009, and the efforts of her sister, journalist Lisa Ling, to safe Laura’s liberate by means of former President invoice Clinton. This riveting actual account of the 1st ever trial of an American citizen in North Korea’s optimum court docket incorporates readers deep contained in the world’s so much secretive country whereas it poignantly explores the strong, inspiring bonds of sisterly love.

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