The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals
Author: Luisah Teish
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Marvelous Blend of Memoir, Folk Wisdom, and Afro-American Beliefs. Actress, storyteller, and priestess Luisah Teish dramatically re-creates centuries-old African-American traditions with music, memoir, and folk wisdom.
?My missing person did not hunt, fish, or engage in any type of sport that one would do in a Louisiana fishing village. And after a cursory look at what was called Pointe Nueve, I doubted a decent antique could be found to buy in the entire collection of rusty, metal-roofed buildings. At least I knew not to expect to find a body there. The alligators would have taken care of that weeks ago. OK, so I can be wrong once in a while...? Louisiana antique dealer Marc DeVarney, a well-respected businessman, has suddenly gone missing, and J. Pletcher and Raina Lambert, investigative consultants, are hired by his family to locate the man--or his remains. Their quest sends them scurrying through the area around New Orleans, from the wealthy mansions of the Garden District to the swamps and bayous of small, nearby fishing villages. With the aid of a unique cast of New Orleans characters, including a licensed witch, a game warden, local ?royalty,? a brilliant attorney, flea market vendors, and assorted street people, they must sort through a myriad of deceptions to confront the twisted evil secrets of the past. A marvelously evocative mystery thriller.
An alliterative alphabet book for the fun at heart
Author: Mary Knox-Johnson
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
After having taught high school English and theater for 30+ years, Mary Knox-Johnson retired to see how the "real world" lives. After completing her short list of "things to do", which included a swim with dolphins and the writing of two children's books, Mary began a self taught venture into the realm of origami. She is also an experienced rug maker and weaver who dabbles in water colors and basket making. Her work can be seen in the Gallery North Art Gallery in Bemidji, Minnesota. She and her husband Dwayne live near Bemidji, Minnesota where Mary continues her work as an independent theater director, costumer and scenic designer.
Willow Fields Elementary is all abuzz with excitement and laughter as Ms. P's students venture through their day of learning and fun! Each character, unique, and diverse but challenged by their differences, battle bullies, and even helps their teacher to realize that the world is made of a mixture of many things that make a beautiful bountiful bowl of goodness when embraced by all, Sweet Jambalaya! This story champions the causes of Puey Skunk, Tybe Caterpillar, Katey Lady Bug, and Sammy Squirrel, all varied in their ethnicity, and physical appearances; typical targets for bullies. They learn through acceptance and affirmation how to overcome the bullies without and within!
Exhilarating In this lyrical tale of the 1980's, the City of Roses is an enchanted realm in which Sparky, a fledgling writer, meets Mustang Sally, a pole-dancing cowgirl. The torrents of first love, swelled by the extravagant joy of writing, engulf the young man. Hilarious In the wry, ribald, and raucous story within the story, Sparky and Mustang Sally meet P. T. Barnum the Fifth, a superannuated hippie with the pedigree and soul of a circus ringmaster. They enlist in his scheme to stage an epic poetry slam featuring the infamous poet Wild Bill Ruckman. Dubbed the Big Bang, the event morphs into a Second Coming. Delightful Along the way we encounter a veritable Whitman's Sampler of engaging characters, including: RaUl, the Cuban barber with a Hemingway cat for sale; Mr. Chu's venerable mother, a poet in an ancient tradition; Bo, the Sapphic stripper seeking vengeance and healing; Cleopatra Culpeper, the would-be franchise queen of soul food; the Belles REves, twin brothers resolved to inhabit the persona of Blanche DuBois; and, of course, the swashbuckling maverick Wild Bill, not to mention his busty nemesis, Godzilla. Refreshing and Inspiring Brimming with passion and humor, Jambalaya offers every reader a respite from contemporary fiction's litany of griefs and morbidities, and not a few will find in these pages an irresistible incitement to write.
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This funny Jambalaya Journal / Notebook / Diary makes an excellent Birthday gift instead of a card for anyone that loves the gym, exercising, and Jambalaya. This Jambalaya journal is 6x9 inches, and has 110 blank line pages.