No Matter the Wreckage

Author: Sarah Kay

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912578

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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Top selling poet Sarah Kay releases her debut collection of work from the first decade of her career. Following the success of her breakout poem, "B," No Matter the Wreckage presents readers with new and beloved work that showcases Kay's skill for celebrating family, love, travel, history, and unlikely love affairs between inanimate objects ("Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire"). Both fresh and wise, Kay's poetry allows readers to join in on her journey of discovering herself and the world around her. - 2011 TED speaker (recording has been viewed 3 million times online) - First book, "B" was ranked #1 Bestselling Poetry Book on Amazon - Featured on HBO, American Public Radio, Huffington Post, CNN.com, etc. - Founder and Co-Director of Project VOICE
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All Our Wild Wonder

Author: Sarah Kay

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316386642

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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From renowned poet Sarah Kay, a single volume poem perfect for teachers and mentors. All Our Wild Wonder is a vibrant tribute to extraordinary educators and a celebration of learning. The perfect gift for the mentors in our lives, this charming, illustrated poem reminds us of the beauty in, and importance of, cultivating curiosity, creativity, and confidence in others.
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From the Wreckage

Author: Melissa Collins

Publisher: Melissa Collins

ISBN: 0986388653

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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First, he saved me. I lived because he was a hero. And then he was gone. Uprooted by the fire that destroyed our home, my family moved away and I never saw David Andrews again. Then, he found me. Eighteen years later, he rescued me again - in much simpler terms, of course. By loving me, by giving me the fairy tale I’d always hoped for, he provided me with the perfect life. Now, he needs to be saved. It’s my turn to be strong, to be brave, to be valiant. When flames threaten to turn us to ashes, it’s up to me to pull us From the Wreckage.
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Out of the Wreckage

Author: Horwitz, Allan Kolski

Publisher: Botsotso Publishing

ISBN: 0981406823

Category: Poetry

Page: 172

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This collection of 47 parables and “flash fictions” can be described as follows: The dream-like; the waking fantasy; the reverie; the parable that instructs; the story that informs; the story that provokes the underbelly of consciousness; the story that becomes a slip of the mind; the story that registers alarm; the story that registers ease; the dream that illuminates the waking eye; the dream that gives voice to the silenced tongue; the dream that brings shivers; the dream that brings orgasm; the parable that offers a path out of the dark confusion of crisis; the dream that is light as a laugh; the dream that saves the dreamer.
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Dr. Mutter's Marvels

A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698162102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."
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The WRECKAGE of WESTERN CIVILISATION

Author: Jim ORE

Publisher: C. BOSLEY PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0992645859

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Science fiction for blokes – that’s what you get. If you’re a bloke and you want action and adventure and the odd joke to liven things up this series is designed to keep you entertained as it follows a group of enhanced humans and aliens through various adventures; all entities are represented as normal people doing reasonably normal things at one moment and travelling through dimensions, Time and galaxies the next.
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No Matter Our Wreckage

A memoir about grooming, betrayal, trauma and love

Author: Gemma Carey

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1761060139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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My mother knew I was abused as a child. She had read letters sent from my abuser to me ... But she never spoke to me about them, or what they described. And she never intervened to stop the abuse ... Now she is dying and the past is rising to the surface like a bruise. When Gemma Carey was twelve years old, a man twice her age would sneak into her bedroom on a weekly basis and sexually assault her. When Gemma was seventeen, she took the perpetrator to court without anyone else knowing and had him placed on the child sex offenders register. When she was thirty-three, her mother died of cancer. For twenty years, her mother had known about this man. But why had she not acted to protect her daughter? Could the genesis of this betrayal be found in her own family history? No Matter Our Wreckage is the story of past and present colliding. It seeks to capture the complexity of forces which lead to abuse; to understand the intertwined narratives of mothers and daughters and how trauma becomes encoded in our DNA through generations. It explores grooming and the intricacies of consent, and how as a society we have not yet figured out how to deal with these types of crimes or the people who commit them. No Matter Our Wreckage is a powerful, poetic and unflinching memoir about what it means not to matter, and how an extraordinary woman refused to listen to the stories she was being told about herself - by her history, by her abuser, by her mother, by society. It is only by speaking out that Gemma Carey learns she can break free from her past and reclaim her life, her self and her future.
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The Wreckage Reconsidered

Five Oxymorons from Balkan Deconstruction

Author: P. H. Liotta

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739100127

Category: History

Page: 251

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The Wreckage Reconsidered examines Yugoslav disintegration in order to suggest, through the Yugoslav example, that a reexamination of national security strategy and foreign policy concerns for the United States in a new century is not only a wise choice but an imperative one. P. H. Liotta examines this subject by means of the oxymoron, which he defines through its specific Balkan application: a force or issue so contrary in nature that it may remain problematic no matter what approach or resolution might be offered. The five oxymorons Liotta considers are: U.S. strategic perspectives as they have applied to the Balkan example; the rise of the "parastate" as a result of recent Balkan history; a strategy of chaos, as it may have applied in the last Balkan war and as it may "target" American strategic culture in the future; religion, a cultural and political force in the Balkans as it may have provided the occasion, though not the cause, for the outbreak of conflict; and, finally, the recognition that NATO enlargement may bring both unintended and unwelcome consequences.
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What We Do with the Wreckage

Stories

Author: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820353736

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The stories in Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum’s new collection are about finding resilience in the face of adversity. Following losses big and small, environmental and familial, universal and personal, the best of us try to recover and rebuild. Lunstrum asks: How do we keep going in the face of grief or disappointment when love fails or disaster strikes? How do we maintain the stamina to carry on in an uncertain world? The characters in her stories are living these questions and learning to reconstruct themselves, their families, and their futures from the wreckage of their broken pasts.
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Doom Patrol Vol. 1: Crawling from the Wreckage

Author: Grant Morrison

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401246664

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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This new printing of the first collection of Grant Morrison's DOOM PATROL run includes issues #19 „ 25 of the series, including the restoration of three story pages omitted from the original printing. Plus, a new cover by Bolland.
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