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1. A Thousand Yearnings A Book of Urdu Poetry and Prose -

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For many people, Urdu is indelibly associated with a bygone era: the cultural renaissance of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the face of colonial oppression, heady mushairas and romantic poetry. For others, it brings to mind the gritty prose of the Progressive Writers portraying the grim social realities of the mid-twentieth century.

In this luminous collection of Urdu poetry and prose, Ralph Russell expands our world of Urdu letters to include folk and oral narratives, besides prose and poetry. By situating each form historically, he gives us a refreshing perspective on the diverse literary cultures and histories of India.

Besides canonical short stories by the likes of Manto and Premchand, there is Ismat Chughtai’s a little-known autobiographical essay about her relationship with her brother, the writer Azim Beg Chughtai. There are creation tales from the Quran, popular stories of Akbar and Birbal, along with the legendary exploits of Sikandar (Alexander the Great). Selections from the sublime poetry of Mir, Ghalib and others are supplemented by astute commentary and roman transcriptions of the original Urdu. Farhatullah Beg’s brilliantly imagined account of the ‘last Delhi mushaira’ captures a moment in time never seen again, with the horrors of 1857 just around the corner.

An accessible introduction for unfamiliar readers, and a pleasurable companion for those familiar with Urdu literature, this volume is a treasure trove of stories, poetry and history. Originally published asHidden in the Lute(1995), this revised edition has been edited by Russell’s student and friendfor several years, the novelist Marion Molteno.

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2. Alarms and Discursions (Large Print) - G. K. Chesterton

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3. All Things Considered (Large Print) - G. K. Chesterton

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4. Christmas Stories (Large Print) - Charles Dickens

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A selection of Christmas stories by Charles Dickens, the most widely read English novelist. The stories featured in this collection were written in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions, and at the time when new customs such as the Christmas tree and greeting cards were being introduced.This is a large print edition offering text printed in fot size 14.

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5. Dreams of Justice Mysteries as Social Documents (Large Print 16pt) - Dick Adler

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Dick Adler reviews mysteries and thrillers every other week in his Crime Watch column for the Chicago Tribune. He is the co-author, with the late Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, of Public Justice, Private Mercy: A Governor's Education On Death Row. Anthony Lewis in the New York Times Book Review called it ''a compelling and important book,'' and Jonathan Kirsch in the Los Angeles Times said, ''Some of the most fascinating passages are the dozen or so case histories of the men and women themselves, the stuff of hard-boiled detective fiction come to life.'' Adler has also written Sleeping with Moscow, an account of the Richard Miller FBI espionage case. His mystery novel, The Mozart Code, was published in May, 1999, as an electronic book and was a Frankfurt eBook Award nominee in 2000.

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6. Flash and Bang A Short Mystery Fiction Society Anthology (Large Print Edition) -

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20pt Large Print Edition! Sometimes, crime occurs with the sound of a drip of poison, or the whispering whistle of a knife moving through the air. And, sometimes, it happens with a "flash and bang." The Short Mystery Fiction Society was formed in 1996 to promote the reading, writing and publication of short-form mystery and crime. This includes the yearly presentation of the Derringer Awards, which celebrate excellence in the writing of stories of up to 20,000 words in length. With over 1,600 members worldwide, SMFS represents a unique pool of authors. Now, the Short Mystery Fiction Society is pleased to present all-new stories for its first-ever anthology of stories in the short form-Flash and Bang. From Vikings to ancient Chinese judges, diners to pawn shops, and a variety of gumshoes and amateur sleuths, Flash and Bang not only represents a wide variety of tales, but also serves as a showcase for a sampling of the incredible talent in the SMFS ranks. Within these pages are contributions from Herschel Cozine, Bobbi A. Chukran, Su Kopil, P.A. De Voe, Laurie Stevens, Tim Wohlforth, Suzanne Berube Rorhus, Sandra Murphy, Julie Tollefson, O'Neil De Noux, John M. Floyd, JoAnne Lucas, Andrew MacRae, Judy Penz Sheluk, Albert Tucher, Earl Staggs, Barb Goffman, BV Lawson and Walter Soethoudt.

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7. From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon - Jules Verne

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8. Juan Criollo - Carlos Loveira

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There are three situations in which you may find yourself planning a funeral and hence reading this book: • A loved one has passed away suddenly; • A loved one has been diagnosed as terminally ill; • You wish to pre-plan your own funeral. Despite the fact that human beings have a 100% mortality rate, most people in Ireland act as if even talking about end-of-life planning causes people to die! A funeral is both a beginning and an ending, where the end symbolises that the journey from birth to death has been completed and the beginning symbolises the recovery and renewal process for the loved ones still living. The main purpose of this book is to encourage conversation about death, dying, funerals and loss in Ireland today and, hopefully, to open your minds to the endless possibilities there are when it comes to funerals. It aims to inspire independent individuals to celebrate and take control of the last memory they will leave loved ones.

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9. Jubilant Whispers - Michael H. Hanson

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10. Manalive (Large Print) - G. K. Chesterton

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11. Mystery Women An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction: Vol.1 (1860-1979) - Colleen Barnett

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Edgar- and Agatha-nominated author Colleen Barnett here updates her essential reference for readers and writers of mystery, examining women who detect, women as sleuths, and the evolving roles of women in professions and in society.

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12. Mystery Women An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction: Vol.1 (1860-1979) - Colleen Barnett

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Edgar- and Agatha-nominated author Colleen Barnett here updates her essential reference for readers and writers of mystery, examining women who detect, women as sleuths, and the evolving roles of women in professions and in society.

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13. Projection Printing: The Photo Miniature, V17, No. 193, February - Ben J Lubschez

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14. Projection Printing: The Photo Miniature, V17, No. 193, February - Ben J Lubschez

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15. Rat Rebellion - Kingsley Nnnamdi Onye

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Rat rebellion is a story about the exploitation of African leadership on their hapless down throdden citizen amidst abundant natural resources available to him and his people.

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16. Rihani - The Darkness - Maria Rigoni

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Rihani is a young sorceress who lives on a small isolated island in the Pacific. When the outside world finally comes into contact with the island, it is devastating. Rihani and her people have to fight to survive against diseases, cruelties, and annihilation from the superior outside world. The Islanders deep-rooted beliefs and rituals are the strongest weapons they have to fight against the dominance and mastery of the invaders.

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17. River of Flesh and Other Stories The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction -

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'River of Flesh and Other Stories' brings together twenty-one stories about trafficked and prostituted women by some of India's most celebrated writers-Amrita Pritam, Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, Indira Goswami, Ismat Chughtai, J. P. Das, Kamala Das, Kamleshwar, Krishan Chander, Munshi Premchand, Nabendu Ghosh, Qurratulain Hyder, Saadat Hasan Manto and Siddique Alam, among others. Jugnu, in Kamleshwar's 'River of Flesh' ('Maas ka Darya')-stares at a lifetime of servitude as age and disease take hold; Ismat Chughtai creates the unforgettable character of Lajo in 'The Housewife', a carefree young woman who must conform to society's idea of decency, or risk being branded a whore; in 'Heeng-Kochuri', by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, a boy growing up near a red-light area discovers the adult world of patrons, connoisseurs and customers-as well as savouries offered to young boys as bribe; and in Manisha Kulshrestha's 'Kalindi', a son looks in through a window and his life falls to pieces around him. An unprecedented anthology-for its subject, as well as for the range of authors and translators who are part of it-'River of Flesh and Other Stories' offers a harsh indictment of this practice of human slavery, too often justified-and occasionally glorified-as the 'world's oldest profession'.

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18. Safe Suicide Narratives, Essays, and Meditations (Large Print 16pt) - DeWitt Henry

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Against a background of suburban Philadelphia in the 1950s, and the family secret of his father's alcoholism, Henry comes of age as the youngest of four children. He rejects his father's course in managing the family chocolate factory, and goes on to college, becoming a writer and teacher. When Henry marries, and becomes a father himself, he is impacted by the social revolutions of the 1970s, and struggles to avoid his father's flaws. He leads a literary life in Boston, founds the literary magazine Ploughshares, and befriends novelist Richard Yates. During the 1980s, Henry suffers the deaths of his parents, infertility, rejections of his work, and setbacks in his teaching career. In the 1990s, while his daughter and adopted son are swept up into trials of adolescence and young adulthood, and as his wife grieves the deaths of friends and family, Henry confronts a spiritual abyss similar to his father's, and learns to surrender to life, to love, to aging and mortality.
By turns lyrical, quirky, confessional, and experimental in form, Henry's essays build into an affirming and generous vision. While addiction, the uses of imagination, a passion for literature, and issues of heart and soul are key motifs, a bungee jump becomes Henry's central metaphor: ''isn't this life? isn't this art? We live and trust in our safe suicides.''

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19. The Best Australian Essays 2009 (Large Print 16pt) - Robyn Davidson

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This year's Best Australian Essays ranges far and wide. There are portraits of Michael Jackson, Samuel Beckett, the kookaburra, Julia Gillard and Charles Darwin. There are dazzling pieces on commerce and cricket, extinction and translation, perfume and politics. There are journeys through landscapes scorched and recovering, and reflections on turning points both public and deeply personal. For Robyn Davidson, the best essays 'put oneself and the world to the test.' Here is a collection of pieces that do just that - and also entertain, inspire and provoke.

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20. THE BEST OF CUTTHROAT - Joy Harjo Rita Dove Sandra Cisneros

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Collected here in THE BEST OF CUTTHROAT are works by some of the finest poets, short story writers and nonfiction writers in our country,including Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, Wendell Berry, Carolyn Forche, Martin Espada, Sandra Cisneros, Alison Hawthorne-Deming, Rebecca Seiferle, Richard Jackson, Michael Martone, Patricia Smith, Pam Houston, Linda Hogan and others. This anthology is a distillation of all the fine work that Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts has published in print editions over the past ten years. Cutthroat is a literary journal dedicated to publishing finely-crafted poetry, short stories and nonfiction with an edge. Edited by Pam Uschuk, William Pitt Root, Beth Alvarado and William Luvaas, Cutthroat may be seen at www.cutthroatmag.com

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