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Saved by a Song

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Publisher: St. Martin\'s Essentials
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"Generous and big-hearted, Gauthier has stories to tell and worthwhile advice to share." —Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much Is True "Gauthier has an uncanny ability to combine songwriting craft with a seeker’s vulnerability and a sage’s wisdom.” —Amy Ray, Indigo Girls From the Grammy nominated folk singer and songwriter, an inspiring exploration of creativity and the redemptive power of song Mary Gauthier was twelve years old when she was given her Aunt Jenny’s old guitar and taught herself to play with a Mel Bay basic guitar workbook. Music offered her a window to a world where others felt the way she did. Songs became lifelines to her, and she longed to write her own, one day. Then, for a decade, while struggling with addiction, Gauthier put her dream away and her call to songwriting faded. It wasn’t until she got sober and went to an open mic with a friend did she realize that she not only still wanted to write songs, she needed to. Today, Gauthier is a decorated musical artist, with numerous awards and recognition for her songwriting, including a Grammy nomination. In Saved by a Song, Mary Gauthier pulls the curtain back on the artistry of songwriting. Part memoir, part philosophy of art, part nuts and bolts of songwriting, her book celebrates the redemptive power of song to inspire and bring seemingly different kinds of people together.

This Song Will Save Your Life

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Author: Leila Sales
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski's strong suit. All throughout her life, she's been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing. Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, Leila Sales' THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.


Tunesmith [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jimmy Webb
Publisher: Hachette Books
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Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb Book Resume:

Webb brings his insider's knowledge, experience, and star power to the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters. With a combination of anecdotes, meditation, and advice, he breaks down the creative process from beginning to end--from coping with writer's block, to song construction, chords, and even self-promotion. Webb also gives readers a glimpse into the professional music world.

A Song for a New Day

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Author: Sarah Pinsker
Publisher: Penguin
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WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD After a global pandemic makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible, except for those willing to break the law for the love of music—and for one chance at human connection. In the Before, when the government didn't prohibit large public gatherings, Luce Cannon was on top of the world. One of her songs had just taken off and she was on her way to becoming a star. Now, in the After, terror attacks and deadly viruses have led the government to ban concerts, and Luce's connection to the world--her music, her purpose—is closed off forever. She does what she has to do: she performs in illegal concerts to a small but passionate community, always evading the law. Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before times. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers order all of their goods online for drone delivery—no physical contact with humans needed. By lucky chance, she finds a new job and a new calling: discover amazing musicians and bring their concerts to everyone via virtual reality. The only catch is that she'll have to do something she's never done before and go out in public. Find the illegal concerts and bring musicians into the limelight they deserve. But when she sees how the world could actually be, that won’t be enough.

A Song for Summer

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Author: Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson, with an introduction from Ella Risbridger. When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she's found her calling. Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it's the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her – Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler's troops march across Europe, Ellen finds she has promises to keep, even if it means sacrificing her future happiness . . . 'I have binged on Eva Ibbotson . . . her elegantly written, witty and well-observed fables' Nigella Lawson, The Times

How to Write One Song

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Author: Jeff Tweedy
Publisher: Penguin
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How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy Book Resume:

There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song. Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick—it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit. And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings readers into the intimate process of writing one song—lyrics, music, and putting it all together—and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious, yet incredibly fulfilling, artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day, and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

A Song for You

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Author: Robyn Crawford
Publisher: Penguin
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The New York Times Bestseller! After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story. Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all—her best friend, Robyn Crawford. Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her memoir, A Song for You. With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship. Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight.

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

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Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton Book Resume:

“A riveting look at record spinning from its beginnings to the present day . . . A grander and more fascinating story than one would think” (Time Out). This is the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a cult classic now updated with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material. It’s the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip-hop, techno, and beyond. From the early development of recorded and transmitted sound, DJs have been shaping the way we listen to music and the record industry. This book tracks down the inside story on some of music’s most memorable moments. Focusing on the club DJ, the book gets first-hand accounts of the births of disco, hip-hop, house, and techno. Visiting legendary clubs like the Peppermint Lounge, Cheetah, the Loft, Sound Factory, and Ministry of Sound, and with interviews with legendary DJs, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a lively and entertaining account of musical history and some of the most legendary parties of the century. “Brewster and Broughton’s ardent history is one of barriers and sonic booms, spanning almost 100 years, including nods to pioneers Christopher Stone, Martin Block, Douglas ‘Jocko’ Henderson, Bob ‘Wolfman Jack’ Smith and Alan ‘Moondog’ Freed.” —Publishers Weekly

Queen of the Blues

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Author: Jennifer Warner
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
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Queen of the Blues by Jennifer Warner Book Resume:

Nicknamed the Queen of the Blues, Bessie Smith rose up from poverty in the American South to become one of the most famous and respected recording artists of her generation. Smith was at the forefront of transitioning blues music from a rural novelty to a legitimate art form that critics and audiences took seriously. Behind the scenes of her success, though, Bessie navigated a story family and personal life. She had adult sisters who depended on her for a living and yet disrespected her when she wasn’t around. Likewise, she settled with a husband, Jack Gee, who mistreated her in every possible way. This book looks at the incredible and influential life of Bessie Smith.

Every Star a Song

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Author: Jay Posey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Jay Posey returns with the much-anticipated second installment of the critically acclaimed Ascendance series following a powerful woman who can destroy planets with a single word but who is suddenly faced with an adversary that threatens the entire universe. Far in the future, human beings have seeded themselves amongst the stars. Since decoding the language of the universe 8,000 years ago, they have reached the very edges of their known galaxy and built a near-utopia across thousands of worlds, united and ruled by a powerful organization known as the Ascendance. The peaceful stability of their society relies solely on their use of this Deep Language of the cosmos. Elyth—a former agent of the religious arm of the Ascendance, The First House—is on the run after the events of Every Sky a Grave, when she and the fugitive Varen Fedic exposed the darker side of Ascendance hegemony on a planet called Qel. Though she just wishes to put the past (and Varen) behind her, she is soon tracked and cornered by the Ascendance agents. Surprisingly, they aren’t there for punishment. Instead, they offer her a deal in exchange for her help in exploring a new planet that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. If she agrees, her sins against the Ascendance and the First House will be forgiven. Elyth reluctantly agrees to join the team of elite agents (including some former allies-turned-enemies) but almost as soon as they touch down on the planet’s surface, things start to go awry. Strange sounds are heard in the wilderness, horrifying creatures are seen stalking the forests, and even the landscape itself seems to change during the night. But as expedition members start dying, two things become clear: the planet is conscious, and it’s trying to kill them.

Song of Blood & Stone

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Author: L. Penelope
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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A Time Magazine Best Fantasy Book of 2018 L. Penelope's Song of Blood & Stone is a treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers. The kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar have been separated for centuries by the Mantle, a magical veil that has enforced a tremulous peace between the two lands. But now, the Mantle is cracking and the True Father, ruler of Lagrimar and the most powerful Earthsinger in the world, finally sees a way into Elsira to seize power. All Jasminda ever wanted was to live quietly on her farm, away from the prying eyes of those in the nearby town. Branded an outcast by the color of her skin and her gift of Earthsong, she’s been shunned all her life and has learned to steer clear from the townsfolk...until a group of Lagrimari soldiers wander into her valley with an Elsiran spy, believing they are still in Lagrimar. Through Jack, the spy, Jasminda learns that the Mantle is weakening, allowing people to slip through without notice. And even more troubling: Lagrimar is mobilizing, and if no one finds a way to restore the Mantle, it might be too late for Elsira. Their only hope lies in uncovering the secrets of the Queen Who Sleeps and Jasminda’s Earthsong is the key to unravel them. Thrust into a hostile society and a world she doesn’t know, Jasminda and Jack race to unveil an ancient mystery that might offer salvation.

Saved by a Poem

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Author: Kim Rosen
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
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Can someone really be saved by a poem? In Kim Rosen’s book, the answer is a re­sounding "Yes!" Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to an inner source of joy, freedom, and insight. Whether you are a lover of poetry or have yet to discover its power, Rosen offers a new way to experience a poem. She encourages you to feel the poem as you might an affirmation or sacred text, which can align every level of your being. In an uncertain world, Saved by a Poem is an emphatic call to cultivate the ever-renewable resources of the heart. Through poetry, the unspeakable can be spoken, the unendurable endured, and the miraculous shared. Weaving teaching, story, verse, and memoir, Rosen guides you to find a poem that speaks to you so you can take it into your life and become a voice for its wisdom in the world. Inspirational audio download included! Featuring the voices of well-known authors reading a favorite poem and discussing its personal significance: Joan Borysenko, Andrew Harvey, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, Grace Yi-Nan Howe, Robert Holden, Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Lesser, Thomas Moore, Christiane Northrup, Cheryl Richardson, Kim Rosen, and Geneen Roth.

The Book of Lost Things

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Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

The Book Thief

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Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Saved by Song

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Author: Don Cusic
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Saved by Song by Don Cusic Book Resume:

Saved by Song returns to print with its sweeping overview of the history of gospel music. Powerful and incisive, the book traces contemporary Christianity and Christian music to the sixteenth century and the Protestant Reformation after examining music in the Bible and early church. In America, gospel music has been divided between white and black gospel. Within these divisions are further divisions: southern gospel, contemporary Christian music, spirituals, and hymns. Don Cusic has provided background and insight into the developments of all these rich facets of gospel music. From the psalms of the early Puritans through the hymns of Isaac Watts and the social activism of the Wesleys, to the camp meeting songs of the Kentucky Revival, the spirituals that came from the slave culture, and the hymns from the great revival after the Civil War, gospel music advanced through the nineteenth century. The twentieth century brought the technologies of recordings and the electronic media to gospel music. Saved by Song is ultimately the definitive and complete history of a uniquely American art form. It is a must for anyone interested in the musical and spiritual life of a nation.

I Have a Song

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Author: Charles H. Jones
Publisher: Archway Publishing
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I Have a Song by Charles H. Jones Book Resume:

Author Charles H. Jones has a song, and he is delighted to share it with you. He seeks to share his inspiration, to elicit and facilitate worship, and to effect transformation. He prays that the Holy Spirit will imbue these words and melodies with the power to accomplish God’s intent and purpose in your life. I Have a Song presents a collection of Jones’s inspired and uplifting poems; prose essays; new Christian songs, including sheet music; and sermon outlines and excerpts. The music features a soft lullaby, a rousing centennial song, a timeless wedding song, and a new hymn, while the prose works offer beautiful, powerful words of life, worship, and transformation. This collection provides works of life, love, and hope designed to encourage you on your journey. Much of what I wanted I have not received; Some of what I longed to do I cannot believe; But everything I ever needed, Jesus gave; All that I ever hope to be, He is. Jesus is everything to me. —from “Jesus Is Everything to Me”


Author: Boman Desai
Publisher: Author House
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Dancing About Architecture reveals how J&P's very first song, “Love Me Do,” showcased from the start their individual songwriting fingerprints; how John contributed to the quintessential Paulsong, “Yesterday”; what makes a Johnsong a Johnsong and a Paulsong a Paulsong; and, among other things, the DNA linking such different songs as “She Said She Said” and “Good Day Sunshine,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “She’s Leaving Home,” and “Norwegian Wood” and “The Fool on the Hill” among many others. Dancing About Architecture traces the individual fingerprints of J&P on each of their 162 collaborations from “Love Me Do” to “The Long and Winding Road,” from the simplest structures (“Please Please Me” and “I Saw Her Standing There”) to the more complex (“Getting Better” and “Happiness Is a Warm Gun”) to their culmination in the Abbey Road medley; and provides thumbnails for the structures of each song. Dancing About Architecture is about songwriting more than songwriters and for songwriters more than fans, tracking as it does the expansion of their repertoire through each musical discovery from song to song, album to album, and triumph to triumph until elanem were sitting on top of the world.


Heartstrings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jill Briscoe
Publisher: CLC Publications
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Heartstrings by Jill Briscoe Book Resume:

Have you lost your joy? Life’s obstacles and disappointments can tempt Christians to lose hope and hang up their joy, just as the Israelites hung their harps upon trees by the rivers of Babylon. In Heartstrings, Jill Briscoe discusses eight “trees” that believers hang their joy upon, including grief, grudge and gloom. Through biblical stories and personal narrative, Jill reminds us that hope and joy can be regained when we allow the Lord to touch the heartstrings of our souls. Once this happens, we are able to sing a new song to God and the world.

A Song in My Heart

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Author: Robert J. Morgan
Publisher: Revell
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A Song in My Heart by Robert J. Morgan Book Resume:

The lyrics of our favorite hymns are rich in images that can help us in our daily walk with God--they are miniature Bible studies that lead us effortlessly toward worship, testimony, exhortation, prayer, and praise. Bestselling author Robert J. Morgan has gathered 366 hymns, including favorites such as "Amazing Grace" and "Rock of Ages," as well as classic, lesser-known gems. Each devotional begins with Scripture, includes a story about the hymn or its writer, along with the lyrics to the hymn, and ends with a prayer. Includes an index of hymn titles and first lines.


Author: Renica Rego
Publisher: Notion Press
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THE SILENCE BETWEEN by Renica Rego Book Resume:

Nandi being Lord Shiva’s vehicle, is always found sitting at the doorway of the temple in a perpetually silent but alert waiting mode. Nandi thus has gained on a symbolism, teaching us the virtue of simply sitting, vigilant but without expectations. The image of Nandi essentially reminds us to pause and pay attention to life. Only in the pauses can the music of the Universe be heard.

Sabbath School Program Planner

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Author: Dorothy Eaton Watts
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
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Sabbath School Program Planner by Dorothy Eaton Watts Book Resume:

Contains 14 complete programs, plus 14 ideas for summertime.

Bob Dylan

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Author: Donald Brown
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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Bob Dylan by Donald Brown Book Resume:

Donald Brown follows shifting versions of Dylan, from songs of social involvement to more personal songs, exploring his influential albums, tours, and personas. In an engaging adventure, Brown provides insightful critical commentary on Dylan’s entire career in the context of its times to assess the relationship of Dylan's music to American culture.

Mitochondrial Night

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Author: Ed Bok Lee
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Mitochondrial Night by Ed Bok Lee Book Resume:

Taking mitochondrial DNA as his guide, Lee explores familial and national legacies, and their persistence across shifting boundaries and the erosions of time. In these poems, the trait of an ancestor appears in the face of a newborn, and in her cry generations of women's voices echo. Stories, both benign and traumatic, travel as lore and DNA. Using lush, exact imagery, whether about the corner bar or a hilltop in Korea, Lee is a careful observer, tracking and documenting the way that seemingly small moments can lead to larger insights. From Mitochondrial Night: We’re drumming, he explained, in the tradition of shamans, so the ancestors won't be so lonely. Because spirits need us more than we need them. And for hours they’ll listen to anyone

Siren's Wave: A Rock and Roll Love Story

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Author: J.A. Hazel
Publisher: J.A. Hazel
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Siren's Wave: A Rock and Roll Love Story by J.A. Hazel Book Resume:

Scarred by a traumatic past, Bran isn’t looking for a muse. But when his band relocates to Australia to work with the best producer in the business, he clashes hard with his new co-worker, head-strong, no-nonsense Ava. In addition to his raging demons, now he has a new battle to fight. And this screwed-up rocker will do almost anything to avoid falling in love. Ava despises arrogant rock stars, no matter how gorgeous they are. It's just her luck the latest singer strutting around the studio has a lost-boy frown to die for and keeps turning up on her doorstep, a hot mess in need of saving. Newsflash: It turns out there’s one thing Ava can’t resist—a blue-eyed lost cause named Bran. A slow burn hate-to-love-you tale about learning to take risks and overcoming the past. Book 1 ends with a Happy for Now and book 2, Silva, climaxes with a hard-won Happy Ever After! Note: Contains strong language, hard drug use, characters who fight their feelings tooth and nail, and Australian English spelling. Keywords: Rock and roll love story,99c rock romance,contemporary romance set in Australia,damaged hero,musician,music,realistic rock star romance

Queer Country

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Author: Shana Goldin-Perschbacher
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Queer Country by Shana Goldin-Perschbacher Book Resume:

Though frequently ignored by the music mainstream, queer and transgender country and Americana artists have made essential contributions as musicians, performers, songwriters, and producers. Queer Country blends ethnographic research with analysis and history to provide the first in-depth study of these artists and their work. Shana Goldin-Perschbacher delves into the careers of well-known lesbian artists like k.d. lang and Amy Ray and examines the unlikely success of singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty, who found fame forty years after releasing the first out gay country album. She also focuses on later figures like nonbinary transgender musician Rae Spoon and renowned drag queen country artist Trixie Mattel; and on recent breakthrough artists like Orville Peck, Amythyst Kiah, and chart-topping Grammy-winning phenomenon Lil Nas X. Many of these musicians place gender and sexuality front and center even as it complicates their careers. But their ongoing efforts have widened the circle of country/Americana by cultivating new audiences eager to connect with the artists’ expansive music and personal identities. Detailed and one-of-a-kind, Queer Country reinterprets country and Americana music through the lives and work of artists forced to the margins of the genre's history.

The Perfect Candidate

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Author: Peter Stone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone Book Resume:

From debut author Peter Stone comes a heart-stopping, pulse-pounding political thriller that’s perfect for fans of Ally Carter and House of Cards. When recent high school graduate Cameron Carter lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. What he lacks in connections and Beltway polish he makes up in smarts, and he soon finds a friend and mentor in fellow staffer Ariel Lancaster. That is, until she winds up dead. As rumors and accusations about her death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron’s low profile makes him the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of. Before he knows it—and with his family’s future at stake—he discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy. If it doesn’t get him killed first.


Soberful [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Veronica Valli
Publisher: Sounds True
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Soberful by Veronica Valli Book Resume:

How to stop drinking, stay stopped, and develop emotional skills for a life of excitement and connection … without the hangover. “No thanks—I’m not drinking tonight.” In a culture that equates alcohol with enjoyment and social acceptance, making this simple statement can make us feel like we’re depriving or even punishing ourselves. “When we realize we don’t want to drink anymore or can no longer drink safely, it can feel like the only choices are to spiral out of control or embrace a joyless life,” says psychotherapist and sobriety expert Veronica Valli. “But it’s not true! Sobriety can be a path filled with fun, excitement, belonging, relaxation, and romance.” Soberful offers a practical and straightforward program on how to get sober and stay sober by increasing your self-worth, energy, and participation in life. Valli begins by debunking widespread beliefs about alcohol and sobriety, including the illusion that alcohol itself is the problem. Then she takes you into the heart of her method for building an alcohol-free life that works—the Five Pillars of Sustainable Sobriety: • Movement—Taking care of your body for physical and emotional health • Connection—Using self-compassion as a foundation for creating healthy and authentic relationships • Balance—Learning how to disarm the triggers that make you want to drink • Process—Validating, honoring, and accepting the past to move forward into the future • Growth—How to keep changing, keep learning, and keep choosing to stay sober throughout the journey of your life “When we change how we experience the world, we can stop trying to escape our feelings with alcohol,” Valli says. As a leader and pioneer in the field with 21 years of sobriety, Valli now shares the same steps that worked for her and her clients. Written with gentle humor and compassion, Soberful provides a road map to a life beyond drinking—one that is expansive, fulfilling, and joyously free.

Redeemer of the Realm (Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Doorstopper Fantasy)

Redeemer of the Realm (Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Doorstopper Fantasy) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sandra Miller
Publisher: Onda Mountain Books
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Redeemer of the Realm (Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Doorstopper Fantasy) by Sandra Miller Book Resume:

Danger closes on every side, And the world awaits a legendary hero... Just when Alannys thought she had earned a little peace at the Great Palace, Lord Malrec and his Dark Alliance stormed Dorramon's coronation and declared war on the new king. She's known for a while that Dorramon has some bad news for her, but she's unprepared for just how bad. But it's the midnight attempt on her life that spurs her to action--Ravanmark is imploding around her, and she can't just sit and watch it happen. She knows she caused it, after all. And what of the prophesied savior, the legendary Redeemer? Time is growing short, and the songs of the Redeemer have yet to be found. Alannys will have to take her fight for Ravanmark's future across the country on her own, while Lord Malrec continues his work on the magical device that will enable him to safely hold her prisoner, and use her as a weapon to destroy the king she loves. Join Alannys and her friends again as they continue their epic fight for the kingdom of Ravanmark--because sometimes 'happily ever after' has to wait. Fantasy series, Epic fantasy, fairy tale, doorstopper, strong female lead, magic, music

A Song for Kate

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Author: Lynnette Kent
Publisher: Harlequin
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A Song for Kate by Lynnette Kent Book Resume:

The song of his heart Dixon Bell left his hometown of New Skye thirteen years ago with only a broken heart and a guitar to his name. He turned that heartache into a successful songwriting career, but he never forgot the girl he left behind…Kate Bowdrey. So when he learns that Kate is single again, he moves back home to make her his. But his dream of romancing Kate isn't so easily accomplished. Her soon-to-be ex, L. T. LaRue, is one of the most powerful men in town, and he's making both of their lives miserable. Kate's kids are still fragile, and her parents are urging Kate to reconcile with her ex. But Dixon's greatest challenge to a future with Kate…may be Kate herself.

You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon!

You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fiona Macdonald
Publisher: The Salariya Book Company
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You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon! by Fiona Macdonald Book Resume:

It's the end of the 15th century, and your local castle is looking for a jailer. Are you up to the job? Your charges will include all sorts of people, from hardened criminals to people with mental illnesses, and you won’t be expected to treat them kindly… This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally-involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like in a medieval dungeon. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers. It is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.

Meshkerem Age of the Black Sage

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Author: KeaOboka oora Molomo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Meshkerem Age of the Black Sage by KeaOboka oora Molomo Book Resume:

keaOboka oora molomo belongs to the new post-colonial poets in south africa. he approaches the genre with a frightening fearlessness, an almost messianic zeal. A concoction of amongst others tradition, religion and new african history add up to the molomo cocktail that is his take on poetry. his poetry is a pulpit in church from which he brings the spiritual and the secular together, seeing the usually disparate with the eye of Horus a reintegrating vision. for an artist from the villages and townships, his work is undoubtedly paradigm defying and revolutionary; unquestionably the offerings of a maverick. suffering no holy cows he is angry, irreverent and certainly controversial; yet a nation-builder and an african renaissance man too. -tswagare namane Author of My Land (Bits and Pieces) what i have could be taken, but i will go to the grave being what i am, molomo o bua ntho tse di kgolo - he addresses higher issues -dr. mongane wally serote national revolutionary poet and ceo of freedom park trust foundation

Friends & Brothers

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Author: Bree Kraemer
Publisher: Bree Kraemer
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Friends & Brothers by Bree Kraemer Book Resume:

Welcome to the Friends & Brothers Series Where three lifelong friends end up falling for one of the other friend's brothers. Three full-length books. Sky High Love Sloan Hayes loves her job as a pilot. But lately, all the travel, the never seeing her family or friends, was getting to her. Thanks to her two best friends, Camilla and Hazel, she knows she needs to make a change if she ever wants to get out of her funk. She wasn't expecting Asher Rickman to be her change. Asher was Camilla's older brother who moved away to live in London when he was in college. She hasn't seen him in years until one night, out of the blue, she runs into him while in London. He's funny, smart and so sexy it makes her eyes hurt just looking at him. But nothing can happen. He's her best friend's brother. Asher hasn't seen Sloan Hayes in who knows how long, but she's no longer the lanky, pre-teen girl he remembered from his own teen years. She was all woman. And he wanted her. There's just one problem. She's his sister's best friend. And there is no way he can have her. But he can't stop thinking about her no matter how hard he tries. Could he somehow convince her that it didn't matter? That love could be worth it? Bridge To Love Hazel Landenberger believes there is a perfect person in the world for everyone. Only, hers is taking forever to show up. Until he does, she stays busy with her job as a county engineer and her two best friends. But then, an accident happens, injuring her badly with no one around to take care of her. No one but Nash Hayes. Nash is her friend Sloan's brother and she'd never once had an impure thought about him. He can't say the same about her, though. Years ago, Nash had secret feelings for his sister's friend, but knowing nothing could ever come of them, pushed them deep down inside his heart, never to be seen again. Or so he'd thought. But seeing her in the ER, hurt and in pain, brought them barreling back to the surface. He wanted her. Badly. But would she feel the same way? Could he convince her that he was her perfect man? When It's Love Camilla Rickman was a woman who knew what she wanted out of life. Or at least she'd thought she did. With both of her friends in love and on their way to being married, she'd started questioning her own life. Was she doing enough to put herself out there? To find her own happily-ever-after? Deciding it's now or never, she joins a gym only to find her best friend's brother, Keaton at her first class. Keaton had never been someone she'd thought about in any way other than brotherly. Until she saw him working out. Keaton's been back in town a year and in that time, hadn't done much socializing. When he runs into his sister's best friend Camilla at his workout, he doesn't think anything of it until he sees her butt in those tight pants. Now he can't think of anything else. It's wrong and improper but he can't stop himself. He wants Camilla and nothing is going to change that. But first, he has to find out if she feels the same way.

Imperial Liquor

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Author: Amaud Johnson
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
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Imperial Liquor by Amaud Johnson Book Resume:

Imperial Liquor is a chronicle of melancholy, a reaction to the monotony of racism. These poems concern loneliness, fear, fatigue, rage, and love; they hold fatherhood held against the vulnerability of the black male body, aging, and urban decay. Part remembrance, part swan song for the Compton, California of the 1980s, Johnson examines the limitations of romance to heal broken relationships or rebuild a broken city. Slow Jams, red-lit rooms, cheap liquor, like seduction and betrayal—what’s more American? This book tracks echoes, rides the residue of music “after the love is gone.” Smokey the most dangerous men in my neighborhood only listened to love songs to reach those notes a musicologist told me a man essentially cuts his own throat. some nights even now, i’ll hear a falsetto and think i should run


Aftershock [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Matthew Green
Publisher: Portobello Books
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Aftershock by Matthew Green Book Resume:

Over the last decade, we have sent thousands of people to fight on our behalf. But what happens when these soldiers come back home, having lost their friends and killed their enemies, having seen and done things that have no place in civilian life? In Aftershock, Matthew Green tells the story of our veterans' journey from the frontline of combat to the reality of return. Through wide-ranging interviews with former combatants -- including a Royal Marine sniper and a former operator in the SAS - as well as serving personnel and their families, physicians, therapists, and psychiatrists, Aftershock looks beyond the headline-grabbing statistics and the labels of post-traumatic stress disorder to get to the heart of today's post-conflict experience. Green asks what lessons have been learned from past wars, and explores the range of help currently available, from traditional talking cures to cutting-edge scientific therapies. As today's battle-scarred troops begin to lay their weapons down, Aftershock is a hard-hitting account of the hidden cost of conflict. And its message is one that has profound implications, not just for the military, but for anyone with an interest in how we experience trauma and survive.

Perfecting Sound Forever

Perfecting Sound Forever [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Greg Milner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Perfecting Sound Forever by Greg Milner Book Resume:

In 1915, Thomas Edison proclaimed that he could record a live performance and reproduce it perfectly, shocking audiences who found themselves unable to tell whether what they were hearing was an Edison Diamond Disc or a flesh-and-blood musician. Today, the equation is reversed. Whereas Edison proposed that a real performance could be rebuilt with absolute perfection, Pro Tools and digital samplers now allow musicians and engineers to create the illusion of performances that never were. In between lies a century of sonic exploration into the balance between the real and the represented. Tracing the contours of this history, Greg Milner takes us through the major breakthroughs and glorious failures in the art and science of recording. An American soldier monitoring Nazi radio transmissions stumbles onto the open yet revolutionary secret of magnetic tape. Japanese and Dutch researchers build a first-generation digital audio format and watch as their "compact disc" is marketed by the music industry as the second coming of Edison yet derided as heretical by analog loyalists. The music world becomes addicted to volume in the nineties and fights a self-defeating "loudness war" to get its fix. From Les Paul to Phil Spector to King Tubby, from vinyl to pirated CDs to iPods, Milner's Perfecting Sound Forever pulls apart musical history to answer a crucial question: Should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? The answers he uncovers will change the very way we think about music.

Songs That Saved Your Life (Revised Edition)

Songs That Saved Your Life (Revised Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Simon Goddard
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
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Songs That Saved Your Life (Revised Edition) by Simon Goddard Book Resume:

One of the seminal groups of the Eighties, The Smiths' career was as brilliant as it was brief. Now, drawing on interviews with band members, producers, and colleagues, music journalist Simon Goddard presents a meticulous chronological survey of the group's musical evolution, from their first demos in 1982 to their final fractured studio session five years later. Investigating the stories behind the songs, and detailing every British TV and radio session, he also offers a unique analysis of each track's concert life. Granted unprecedented access to The Smiths' studio archives and to the private collection of outtakes and rehearsals retained by drummer Mike Joyce, the author lifts the lid on unreleased material as well as the lost songs and alternate versions that have remained closely guarded secrets until now.

Alive & Well

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Author: Diane S. Knight
Publisher: Word Alive Press
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Alive & Well by Diane S. Knight Book Resume:

In the rush of our modern lives, we often forget that God is present right in the midst of our busy schedules and painful experiences. In Alive and Well, Diane Knight shares her poignant experiences as a teacher, mentor, wife, and mother of a special needs child. When she experienced the loss of her seventeen-year-old son, grieving enabled her to with greater clarity God's presence and His guiding hand upon her life. Diane shares the story of her personal journey and the discovery along the way that God is very much alive and well and yearns for us to understand who He really is! Each chapter explores a different aspect of God's character and will challenge you to live life abundantly, fulfilling His purpose for you. Through Diane's experiences, you will gain a greater appreciation of God's presence and be able to see Him working in your own life story.

Social Class, Social Action, and Education

Social Class, Social Action, and Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: A. Schutz
Publisher: Springer
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Social Class, Social Action, and Education by A. Schutz Book Resume:

Schutz demonstrates that progressive ideas of democracy emerged out of the practices of a new middle class, reacting, in part, against the more conflictive social struggles of the working-class. The volume traces two distinct branches of democratic progressivism: collaborative and personalist.

We Hope You Like This Song

We Hope You Like This Song [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bree Housley
Publisher: Seal Press
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We Hope You Like This Song by Bree Housley Book Resume:

From fourth grade onward, shy, nervous Bree Housley and fearless, outgoing Shelly were an inseparable, albeit unlikely, pair. Their friendship survived everything from the awkward years of junior high to the transformative upheavals of early adulthood—until, at the young age of 25, Shelly lost her life to complications caused by Preeclampsia. We Hope You Like This Song is a tribute to the ineffable, incomparable bond that we call friendship, and a celebration of living life to the fullest. Housley recounts how she and her sister found a way to keep Shelly’s memory alive—by spending a year doing crazy things that Shelly would have done, like giving Valentines to strangers, singing at a karaoke bar, and letting her boyfriend pick out her outfits for a week. In the process, she paints a vivid, often hilarious, portrait of her fun-loving, social butterfly best friend and the many adventures they had growing up together in '80s and ’90s small-town America. Sweet, poignant, and yet somehow laugh-out-loud funny, We Hope You Like This Song is a touching story of love, loss, and the honoring of a friendship after it’s gone.

Saving South (A Rock Star Romance)

Saving South (A Rock Star Romance) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Amy J. Heart
Publisher: Amy J. Heart
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Saving South (A Rock Star Romance) by Amy J. Heart Book Resume:

Book 1 is currently FREE! South With my band’s album skyrocketing up the charts, the last thing I want is a girlfriend. I like it rough and preferably with strangers, and I sure as hell don’t do love. Ever since my buddy introduced me to the kooky pet wedding photographer, I’ve done my best to ignore her. But Mia won’t take no for an answer. Now she’s all I think about. Mia One glimpse of South’s photo and it’s a serious case of insta-lust. Then I meet him in the flesh, and all bets are off. I’m determined to make the blue-eyed rocker mine. At least for a night or two. Who knew he’d want so much more? But I know for a fact he won’t want this—my sweet, tiny little secret. How can I keep them both—the rock star and his baby—when a 'watcher' in the shadows is determined to make sure I don't? A will-they-won’t-they roller coaster ride makes the HEA extra-sweet. Full length standalone. Contains strong language and steamy scenes. Keywords: steamy romance, steamy contemporary, musician hero, rockstar, rockstars, rock star romance, new adult romance, rockstar romance, rock star romance, coming of age romance, seductive story, hot romance, free first book in series