Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lazarus




Lazarus
By Michael LaRocca


Gary Drake returns. “After his death, Gary Drake’s life became more interesting.” It would, wouldn’t it? Drake’s still in prison, his family’s still dead, he still has AIDS, and he’s still one of the good guys. Well, more or less. He’s also lost all memory of everything that’s happened to him since 1989, and he’s become a human guinea pig. An ancient Chinese curse is “May you live in interesting times.” The question is, how long will Gary Drake live this time?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee



Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.; 1 edition (September 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781929918089
ISBN-13: 978-1929918089
ASIN: 1929918089

The City in Which I Love You


Paperback: 89 pages
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.; 1 edition (June 1, 1990)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0918526833
ISBN-13: 978-0918526830

Arise, Go Down
The City In Which I Love You
The Cleaving
A Final Thing
For A New Citizen Of These United States
Furious Versions: 1
Furious Versions: 2
Furious Versions: 3
Furious Versions: 4
Furious Versions: 5
Furious Versions: 6
Furious Versions: 7
Goodnight
Here I Am
The Interrogation
My Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud
A Story
This Hour And What Is Dead
This Room And Everything In It
The Waiting
With Ruins
You Must Sing
-- Table of Poems






Information on him here as well as an interview




Monday, August 22, 2011

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism [Hardcover]
Ha-Joon Chang



Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press (January 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608191664
ISBN-13: 978-1608191666

Thing 1: There is no such thing as free market.
Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet.
Thing 5: Assume the worst about people, and you get the worst.
Thing 13: Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer.

If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan.

Chang, the author of the international bestseller Bad Samaritans, is one of the world's most respected economists, a voice of sanity-and wit-in the tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works-and doesn't. In his final chapter, "How to Rebuild the World," Chang offers a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market.

Ha-Joon Chang teaches in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. His books include the bestselling Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. His Kicking Away the Ladder received the 2003 Myrdal Prize, and, in 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.






Saturday, August 20, 2011

Program Completed

Program Completed
By Miriam Ruff



Stationed on the remote Relay 4 asteroid communications station, Devon Fragoza faces a life and death struggle as a collision with a supply ship destroys his life support system. He has only one and a half hours to work with the computer, an artificial intelligence and Fragoza’s closest friend, to find a way to restore the system while at the same time facing the inevitability of his own mortality.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mistress no more



Mistress no more
Niobia Bryant
New York : Dafina Books, c2011.
281 p. ; 21 cm.

Product Details
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Dafina; 1 Original edition (May 31, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758238231
ISBN-13: 978-0758238238
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x


Product Description
The much-anticipated sequel to the bestseller Message from a Mistress is here! Will the wives finally get their revenge on their notorious "frenemy"? Niobia Bryant thrills readers again with another bold, sexy, suspense-packed story!

In Message from a Mistress, Jessa Bell shocks her three married girlfriends by texting them all that she's sleeping with one of their husbands--and refused to reveal which one. All three women had reason to believe they had cheating liars on their hands, and much chaos and heartache ensued. But for some of these women, the curse may actually have been a blessing.... Jaime Hall starts to see her husband for who he really is--a judgmental, controlling man who only cares about himself. Aria Livewell turns to therapy to cope--and learns things about herself that actually improve her life. And Renee Clinton has a hard time grappling with what's true and isn't, but may eventually see what's really important when all is said and done. So Jessa may be ready to confront the ladies and move on. But she may soon learn that revenge isn't just sweet: It can be deadly. Because nothing will ever be the same once Jessa Bell decides that she's a mistress no more....
About the Author
Niobia Bryant is the author of more than twenty books in three different genres. She also writes as Meesha Mink and Simone Bryant. The Newark, NJ native currently lives in South Carolina.



"Jessa Bell shocked the hell out of her three best friends when she announced she was having an affair with one of their husbands--then refused to say which one. She has been reveling in watching her friends self-destruct while trying to figure out which dog of a husband has been getting some on the side. But now, caught between as ex-lover who won't let her go, and a new lover who's more than happy to, Jessa's ready to confront the ladies, reveal the truth, and move on. Maybe her stunt will even send her latest married man back into her waiting arms for good..."--P. [4] of cover.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Kid (by Sapphire) -- Sequel to Push

The Kid



Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (July 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594203040
ISBN-13: 978-1594203046

Sequel to: Push.
This book is Sapphire's latest, a sequel to Push coming 15 years after its publication and one year after Precious, the film based on Push, got Academy Award attention. It is the story of Precious's son, Abdul, opening on the day of his mother's funeral. This book brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. It is a story of survival and awakening, and of one young man's remarkable strength. We meet Abdul at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate in a world where love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, this story tells of a twenty-first-century young man's fight to find a way to the future. Intimate, terrifying, deeply alive in Abdul's journey we are witness to an artist's birth by fire. -- From publisher's web site.


Sapphire is the author of two collections of poetry and the bestselling novel Push. The film adaption of her novel, Precious (2009), received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. In 2009 she was a recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. She lives in New York City.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Say Amen, Again

Say Amen, Again


ReShonda Tate Billingsley.
New York : Gallery Books, 2011.
x, 294 p. ; 21 cm.
"Featuring a Gallery readers group guide"--P. [4] of cover.
The spirited Houston congregation featured in ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s Let the Church Say Amen and Everybody Say Amen has a major scandal unfolding--and, as always, the outspoken Rachel Jackson Adams is at the heart of the drama. As the First Lady of Zion Hill, Rachel is not only Pastor Lester Adams’ wife--she’s currently his eight-months- pregnant wife, who’s going toe-to-toe with Lester’s onetime mistress, congregant Mary Richardson, also pregnant. Her baby may or may not be Lester’s, but Mary’s doing all she can to win sympathy and turn her fellow churchgoers against Rachel--even threatening to blackmail Pastor Adams with a paternity agreement. After all, where can an unmarried mother-to-be go but to the Lord? Rachel has a few choice answers for exactly where Mary can go . . . but as these expectant moms do battle, hostilities erupt into a drama unlike anything Zion Hill has ever seen! Something has to give, and while Rachel contemplates everything from transferring her lifelong church membership to packing up and leaving Lester, she knows deep down God is calling her to forgiveness. Will the arrival of the new babies bring a new understanding? Or harden forever the anger that’s dividing them?


The spirited Houston congregation featured in ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s Let the Church Say Amen and Everybody Say Amen has a major scandal unfolding—and, as always, the outspoken Rachel Jackson Adams is at the heart of the drama.
As the First Lady of Zion Hill, Rachel is not only Pastor Lester Adams’ wife—she’s currently his eight-months-pregnant wife, who’s going toe-to-toe with Lester’s onetime mistress, congregant Mary Richardson, also pregnant. Her baby may or may not be Lester’s, but Mary’s doing all she can to win sympathy and turn her fellow churchgoers against Rachel—even threatening to blackmail Pastor Adams with a paternity agreement. After all, where can an unmarried mother-to-be go but to the Lord? Rachel has a few choice answers for exactly where Mary can go . . . but as these expectant moms do battle, hostilities erupt into a drama unlike anything Zion Hill has ever seen! Something has to give, and while Rachel contemplates everything from transferring her lifelong church membership to packing up and leaving Lester, she knows deep down God is calling her to forgiveness. Will the arrival of the new babies bring a new understanding? Or harden forever the anger that’s dividing them?

About the Author
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the #1 national bestselling author of eight previous novels for adults, as well as the Good Girlz teen series. She has won numerous awards for her journalism and fiction, including the Nova Lee Nation Award from the Greater Dallas Writing Association and the prestigious Gold Pen Award for Best New Author for her first novel, My Brother’s Keeper. Her short fiction appears in the story anthology Have a Little Faith. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Help! I’ve Turned Into My Mother. ReShonda welcomes readers to her websites at www.reshondatatebillingsley.com.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Exorsistah: X Restored

Exorsistah: X Restored


Claudia Mair Burney
New York : Pocket Star Books, 2011.
272 p. ; 17 cm.

Reading level: Young Adult
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star (May 31, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416561358
ISBN-13: 978-1416561354
God finally gave X what she asked for. If only he would teach her how to use it.
After three years and more creepy demons than she’d care to recall, Emme Vaughn has finally found her mama. Only the reunion doesn’t go as X expected. It’s not easy adapting to a new life in New Orleans, with a mother who was possessed by the devil until recently and a stepfather she didn’t know existed. Especially when a mysterious stranger, her stepfather’s charming and handsome protégé Jean-Paul, drives a wedge between Emme and Francis. Is the enigmatic outsider trying to replace her man? Or does he have a more sinister plan— one she couldn’t have imagined?

Haunted by a mysterious ghost and threatened by a demon in her mama’s house, X gets ready to rumble. She dons God’s armor to face the evil force that has hunted her all her life, but first she must cast aside the little girl act and draw strength from all the celestial and worldly friends who have guided her this far. Once and for all, the devil has it coming . . . Exorsistah style.

About the Author
Claudia Mair Burney is the author of Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man, Death, Deceit & Some Smooth Jazz (both titles in the Amanda Bell Brown Mystery series) and the young adult novel, Exorsistah. She lives in Michigan with her husband, five of their seven children, and a rabbit.

Visit her blog at ragamuffindiva.blogspot.com.

After three years of being a demon hunter, Emme Vaughn is reunited with her mother, but adjusting to life in New Orleans proves difficult when Jean-Paul drives a wedge between her and Francis and a demon possesses her mother's house.





Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beauty & the Geek: Zola's Magic Touch

Beauty & the Geek: Zola's Magic Touch
By Shiree McCarver



Here's the blurb:

Glossophobia - the fear of public speaking. Shirou Tsubasa, a glossophobic Japanese scientist, and Zola Simpson, a determined plus-size African-American public affairs specialist, find themselves immersed in a battle of wills. NASA needs their golden boy to perform like a trick pony at an important convention in Atlanta to assure future funding, but the thought of getting up in front of hundreds causes Shirou such intense anxiety he flat-out refuses. Frustrated and at their wits’ end, the bosses decide Zola’s magic touch is the only thing that can snap their residential genius into shape for the big event. Zola is resentful that she has to give up a planned weekend of sexual abandon with her ex after a long dry spell. However, she’s never met a geek she couldn’t crack, and Shirou Tsubasa will speak at that convention—even if she has to seduce the egghead into it.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Spoonin

Spoonin
Kimberly T. Matthews
Deer Park, NY : Urban Books, c2011.
277 p. ; 21 cm.





Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Urban Books; 1 Original edition (May 31, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601623038
ISBN-13: 978-1601623034



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