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Off the Beaten Page

Off the Beaten Page [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1613744293
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Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a "Devil in the White City" view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features "beyond the book" experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

The Last Fish Tale

The Last Fish Tale [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0345507738
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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The bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, in his most colorful, personal, and important book to date, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing–how it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries, and what its imperiled future means for the rest of the world. The culture of fishing is vanishing, and consequently, coastal societies are changing in unprecedented ways. The once thriving fishing communities of Rockport, Nantucket, Newport, Mystic, and many other coastal towns from Newfoundland to Florida and along the West Coast have been forced to abandon their roots and become tourist destinations instead. Gloucester, Massachusetts, however, is a rare survivor. The livelihood of America’s oldest fishing port has always been rooted in the life and culture of commercial fishing. The Gloucester story began in 1004 with the arrival of the Vikings. Six hundred years later, Captain John Smith championed the bountiful waters off the coast of Gloucester, convincing new settlers to come to the area and start a new way of life. Gloucester became the most productive fishery in New England, its people prospering from the seemingly endless supply of cod and halibut. With the introduction of a faster fishing boat–the schooner–the industry flourished. In the twentieth century, the arrival of Portuguese, Jews, and Sicilians turned the bustling center into a melting pot. Artists and writers such as Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, and T. S. Eliot came to the fishing town and found inspiration. But the vital life of Gloucester was being threatened. Ominous signs were seen with the development of engine-powered net-dragging vessels in the first decade of the twentieth century. As early as 1911, Gloucester fishermen warned of the dire consequences of this new technology. Since then, these vessels have become even larger and more efficient, and today the resulting overfishing, along with climate change and pollution, portends the extinction of the very species that fishermen depend on to survive, and of a way of life special not only to Gloucester but to coastal cities all over the world. And yet, according to Kurlansky, it doesn’t have to be this way. Scientists, government regulators, and fishermen are trying to work out complex formulas to keep fishing alive. Engagingly written and filled with rich history, delicious anecdotes, colorful characters, and local recipes, The Last Fish Tale is Kurlansky’s most urgent story, a heartfelt tribute to what he calls “socio-diversity” and a lament that “each culture, each way of life that vanishes, diminishes the richness of civilization.”

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1456619853
Author: John Schlarbaum
Publisher: eBookIt.com
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Private Investigator Steve Cassidy has a knack for finding trouble in the most unusual places. This time around, he gets entangled in a new mystery during a romantic getaway! On a relaxing weekend trip, Steve and his girlfriend Dawn board The Tour of True Terror sightseeing bus to discover the City of Dannenberg's deadly history. The three-hour excursion highlights crimes from the past century, allowing the anxious tourists an up-close look of each murder scene. Final destination: the stately McDowell Mansion, built in 1902 by the most powerful man of his time as the ultimate status symbol. Decades later, it is now known as the site where great-great-grandson Eric McDowell killed his school teacher wife Lucy in cold blood ... or, so claims Guide Rodney Dutton, the Retired Detective who worked the case six years earlier. After a violent confrontation outside the mansion between Rodney and Eric's outspoken mother-in-law, Steve offers to review the court transcript and police files. Not one to retreat from a challenge, he soon discovers that the depth of deception involved in this crime will test his skills like no other case has. Brimming with unforgettable characters, Cassidy's trademark sarcasm and investigative intellect, Off The Beaten Path will leave you twisting in anticipation as its shocking conclusion is methodically revealed.

Shadow Country

Shadow Country [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588368246
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Modern Library
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century—were originally conceived as one vast, mysterious novel. Now, in this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has marvelously distilled a monumental work while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. Praise for Shadow Country “Magnificent . . . breathtaking . . . Finally now we have [this three-part saga] welded like a bell, and with Watson’s song the last sound, all the elements fuse and resonate.”—Los Angeles Times “Peter Matthiessen has done great things with the Watson trilogy. It’s the story of our continent, both land and people, and his writing does every justice to the blood fury of his themes.”—Don DeLillo “The fiction of Peter Ma­­tthiessen is the reason a lot of people in my generation decided to be writers. No doubt about it. Shadow Country lives up to anyone’s highest expectations for great writing.” —Richard Ford “Shadow Country, Matthiessen’s distillation of the earlier Watson saga, represents his original vision. It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy.”—W. S. Merwin “[An] epic masterpiece . . . a great American novel.”—The Miami Herald

Tennessee Off the Beaten Path®

Tennessee Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493004395
Author: Jackie Sheckler Finch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Tennessee Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Tennessee Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Tennessee that other guidebooks just don't offer.

The Downhill Lie

The Downhill Lie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780307269430
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Vintage
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Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years–and memories of shanked 7-irons faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son–and also as a grandfather. “What possesses a man to return in midlife to a game at which he’d never excelled in his prime, and which in fact had dealt him mostly failure, angst and exasperation? Here’s why I did it: I’m one sick bastard.” And thus we have Carl’s foray into a world of baffling titanium technology, high-priced golf gurus, bizarre infomercial gimmicks and the mind-bending phenomenon of Tiger Woods; a maddening universe of hooks and slices where Carl ultimately–and foolishly–agrees to compete in a country-club tournament against players who can actually hit the ball. “That’s the secret of the sport’s infernal seduction,” he writes. “It surrenders just enough good shots to let you talk yourself out of quitting.” Hiaasen’s chronicle of his shaky return to this bedeviling pastime and the ensuing demolition of his self-esteem–culminating with the savage 45-hole tournament–will have you rolling with laughter. Yet the bittersweet memories of playing with his own father and the glow he feels when watching his own young son belt the ball down the fairway will also touch your heart. Forget Tiger, Phil and Ernie. If you want to understand the true lure of golf, turn to Carl Hiaasen, who offers an extraordinary audiobook for the ordinary hacker. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110114730X
Author: Junot Díaz
Publisher: Penguin
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Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize The National Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize A Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year One of the best books of 2007 according to: The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, People, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Salon, Baltimore City Paper, The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, and many more... Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.

Off Grid Life

Off Grid Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0762497920
Author: Foster Huntington
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
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Off Grid Life by Foster Huntington Book Resume:

Bestselling Van Life author Foster Huntington shares his experiences -- as well as others -- living by his own rules in this aspirational book filled with awe-inspiring photographs of unique homes in unexpected places. After spending three years on the road living in a camper van, Foster Huntington continued his unconventional lifestyle by building a two-story treehouse. Foster, like many others, are finding freedom, tranquility, and adventure in living off the grid in unconventional homes. Perfect for fans of Van Life and Cabin Porn and those who long for a quieter life, Off Grid Life showcases unique dwellings from all around the world. Organized into sections like tree houses, tiny houses, shipping containers, yurts, boathouses, barns, vans, and more, the 250 aspirational photographs feature enviable settings like stunning beaches, dramatic mountains and picturesque forests. Also included are images of fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters as well as interviews with solo dwellers, couples, and families who are living this new American dream.

Home Grown

Home Grown [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0834829959
Author: Ben Hewitt
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
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In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in the fields and forests surrounding his family’s northern Vermont farm, he demonstrates that the sparks of learning are all around us, just waiting to be discovered. No matter where we live, Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and that the best education is never confined to a classroom. Hewitt’s story will inspire you to reclaim passion, curiosity, and creativity, not only for your children, but for yourself.

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459727762
Author: Walter Hesman
Publisher: Dundurn
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A Windsor native, Hesman spent over 50 years in Ontarios Near North, and for over 35 years operated Little River Lodge in Golden Valley.

Virginia Off the Beaten Path®

Virginia Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493042661
Author: Judy Colbert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, Virginia Off the Beaten Path shows you the Old Dominion State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to cultural attractions you never knew existed.

Vermont Off the Beaten Path®

Vermont Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493011510
Author: Cindi D. Pietrzyk
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Vermont Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Vermont Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Vermont that other guidebooks just don't offer.

Los Angeles Off the Beaten Path®

Los Angeles Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780762752270
Author: Lark Gould
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Los Angeles Off the Beaten Path® by Lark Gould Book Resume:

For readers of this book, a Candy Land of off-color kitsch awaits. Discover the bright lights of the Museum of Neon Art, the legendary clubs where the go-go girl first surfaced, and the carousel on the Santa Monica Pier and the aquarium under it.

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1645441016
Author: Curt Bradford
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc
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Join Curt Bradford on his personal quest for the unknown. Captivated by the mystery of sasquatches as a child and frightened by the possible existence of such creatures, he decides at age twenty-seven to leave Virginia and travel three thousand miles away to the great Pacific Northwest in search of the truth. Before he can get off the beaten path to look for evidence of sasquatches in the forests of Oregon, he must first gain a foothold in Portland, the state's most p

Her Next Chapter

Her Next Chapter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1613748590
Author: Lori Day,Charlotte Kugler
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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"Filled with practical advice, inspired reading lists, and thoughtful analysis of the challenges girls face, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone who cares about raising girls to be leaders." —June Cohen, executive producer, TED "Mother-daughter book clubs can help you navigate the daunting challenges of raising confident and mighty girls. This comprehensive guide, rich with discussion ideas and book, film, and media recommendations, will inspire more mothers to start their own book clubs." —Lesli Rotenberg, general manager, Children's Media, PBS Mother-daughter book clubs can do more than encourage reading, bonding, and socializing, suggests educational psychologist and parenting coach Lori Day. They can create a safe haven where girls can discuss and navigate the challenges of girlhood today. In Her Next Chapter, Day draws from experiences in her own club and her expertise as an educator to offer a timely and empowering take on mother-daughter book clubs. She provides overviews of eight of the biggest challenges facing girls today while weaving in carefully chosen book, movie, and media recommendations; thoughtful discussion questions and prompts; and suggested fun group activities. Lori Day, M.Ed., is an educational psychologist, consultant, and parenting coach with Lori Day Consulting. She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years and is a contributing blogger at the Huffington Post and several other websites, writing about parenting, education, gender, popular culture, and media. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Charlotte Kugler, Day's daughter, is a student at Mount Holyoke College. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism

Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429537433
Author: Kostas Boyiopoulos,Anthony Patterson,Mark Sandy
Publisher: Routledge
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Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism by Kostas Boyiopoulos,Anthony Patterson,Mark Sandy Book Resume:

The 17 essays of Unsettling Presences investigate writers and texts chiefly stretching from 1890 to 1939, from both within and outside of the Modernist canon. They explore tensions, convergences, and differences between the dominant Modernists and lesser-known figures. Not only do they examine the alternative vision of populist writers such as Wells and Bennett, but also discuss figures who flirt both with cultural elitism and realism, such as E. M. Forster. More importantly, they showcase the work of obscure authors on the cultural fringe and/or of popular culture for the first time (e.g. Lord Dunsany and Margery Allingham, etc). The chapters cover cases on revising and recasting the tradition (Romanticism, Victorian Realism, and Aestheticism), cultural dialogues and comparisons. The genres and forms discussed include Realist fiction, lyric poetry, Symbolist drama, critical essay, heroic fantasy, popular and detective fiction, epistolary writing, parody, detective fiction, and painting. The chapters come to life and indeed cohere into a formidable whole with high-brow literary Modernism serving as the golden standard or point of reference against which the voices/texts being discussed are measured.

Arizona Off the Beaten Path®

Arizona Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493042858
Author: ,
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Arizona Off the Beaten Path shows you the Grand Canyon State you never knew existed. Take a scenic drive on Schultz Pass Road for views of the San Francisco Peaks and ponderosa pine forests Enjoy a spooky overnight stay at the Ghost City Inn Bed-and-Breakfast Feed a roadrunner out of the palm of your hand at Sabino Canyon So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1456619853
Author: John Schlarbaum
Publisher: eBookIt.com
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Off the Beaten Path by John Schlarbaum Book Resume:

Private Investigator Steve Cassidy has a knack for finding trouble in the most unusual places. This time around, he gets entangled in a new mystery during a romantic getaway! On a relaxing weekend trip, Steve and his girlfriend Dawn board The Tour of True Terror sightseeing bus to discover the City of Dannenberg's deadly history. The three-hour excursion highlights crimes from the past century, allowing the anxious tourists an up-close look of each murder scene. Final destination: the stately McDowell Mansion, built in 1902 by the most powerful man of his time as the ultimate status symbol. Decades later, it is now known as the site where great-great-grandson Eric McDowell killed his school teacher wife Lucy in cold blood ... or, so claims Guide Rodney Dutton, the Retired Detective who worked the case six years earlier. After a violent confrontation outside the mansion between Rodney and Eric's outspoken mother-in-law, Steve offers to review the court transcript and police files. Not one to retreat from a challenge, he soon discovers that the depth of deception involved in this crime will test his skills like no other case has. Brimming with unforgettable characters, Cassidy's trademark sarcasm and investigative intellect, Off The Beaten Path will leave you twisting in anticipation as its shocking conclusion is methodically revealed.

Wyoming Off the Beaten Path®

Wyoming Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 076276189X
Author: Michael Mccoy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Wyoming Off the Beaten Path® by Michael Mccoy Book Resume:

Wyoming Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales.

Arizona Off the Beaten Path®

Arizona Off the Beaten Path® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0762761660
Author: Carrie Frasure
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Arizona Off the Beaten Path® by Carrie Frasure Book Resume:

Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, but what about the Petrified Forest or Goldfield Ghost Town? For travelers interested in exploring the unusual and unique, this unconventional guide to Arizona offers everything from the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to the Tallest Fountain in the World.