MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE is the story of the sudden death of Gretchen, the author of Tammyland, a “honky-tonk” Eat, Pray, Love, and Jamie, the friend who finds in Gretchen’s next, unpublished manuscript a mystery that could lead to a killer.
Gretchen Waters is most famous for her book Tammyland-a “honky-tonk Eat, Pray, Love,” a memoir about her divorce and her admiration for Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton. When Gretchen dies falling on a set of stone steps outside of a library, everyone thinks it was an accident or a botched mugging. Jamie, Gretchen’s best friend from college, certainly has no reason to suspect foul play. That is, until she becomes Gretchen’s literary executor. Gretchen’s latest manuscript is much darker than Tammyland-ostensibly about her favorite classic male country singers, it’s really about a murder in her family that haunted her childhood. From beyond the grave, Gretchen’s writing opens up a sinister new world, and suddenly, Gretchen’s death seems suspicious-and then Jamie finds herself in danger as well…
Morten Christensen - Jacob Heilmann-Clausen - The Genus Tricholoma
Volume 4 contains identification keys, detailed descriptions, colour photographs, drawings and distribution maps of 67 northern European species of Tricholoma. The authors have been working on this project for more than 20 years, and have visited almost all corners of Europe. Numerous field trips have been supplemented with type studies, molecular phylogenetic analyses and discussions with many other experts. This publication will stand as one of the most important tools and references in the study of European Tricholomas for both amateurs and professionals for many years.
Ismeretlen szerző - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The study of Sir Gawain, the finest of all the English medieval romances, was signally advanced by the publication in 1925 of the edition by the late Professors Tolkien and Gordon. This remained the most widely used text of the poem; but after forty years the time came for revision. The new edition pursues the aim of the first--to present an accurate text pleasantly, with sufficient apparatus to enable a reader to understand the rich but difficult language, and so to reach for himself an informed appreciation of the poem. The text, and the uniquely full glossary, were revised to take account of recent views. The Introduction, Notes, and Linguistic Appendix were largely rewritten; and the book was entirely reset.
Harvey Pekar - Best of American Splendor
Experience the heartwarming all-American story of a crank and his comic book. What’s a file clerk from Cleveland doing with an Oscar nomination? How did a movie about Harvey Pekar win the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival? The story begins in 1976, when Harvey began publishing his autobiographical, slice-of-downtrodden-life comic book series American Splendor, illustrated by a who’s who of underground comic artists, including R. Crumb, Kevin Brown, Greg Budgett, Sean Carroll, Sue Cavey, Gary Dumm, Val Mayerik, and Gerry Shamray. After self-publishing American Splendor for nearly two decades under less than splendid conditions (and racking impressive accolades in the process), Harvey finally got a break when Dark Horse Comics took over the publication in the early 1990s. It was an opportunity for Harvey to reach a wider audience–which, as it turned out, included a few Hollywood types, too. (Who knew?) But that’s another story. . . . Now we are happy to bring you the Best of American Splendor, a collection of some of Harvey’s greatest work. Harvey Pekar has been compared to Theodore Dreiser, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce, but this collection is a true American original. Just like Harvey.
Harvey Pekar - Joyce Brabner - Our Cancer Year
It was they year of Desert Storm that Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, discovered Harvey had cancer. Pekar, a man who has made a profession of chronicling the Kafkaesque absurdities of an ordinary life (if any life is ordinary) suddenly found himself incapacitated. But he had a better-than-average chance to beat cancer and he took it — kicking, screaming, and complaining all the way. Pekar and Brabner draw on this and other trials to paint a portrait of a man beset with fears real and imagined — who survives.
Harvey Pekar - American Splendor - Our Movie Year
Harvey Pekar is from Cleveland. This much you know. But with the release of American Splendor, the indie hit film based on his comic of the same name, the world discovered Harvey in earnest. Once Harvey was content merely to flirt with fame. But when fame wanted a commitment, he found himself a household name. Sort of. And, to tell you the truth, it’s starting to bug the hell out of him. An original, incisive graphic novel featuring the talents of R. Crumb, Gary Dumm, Mark Zingarelli, and other artists, Our Movie Year chronicles a whirlwind twelve months in the life of Harvey Pekar. It recounts his rise from the filing room at the Cleveland VA hospital to the red carpet at Cannes, Sundance, the Oscars, and beyond–where Harvey won awards, accolades, and the promise of a bigger paycheck. A lot of funny things can happen in a year, and many of them happened to Harvey. And now everyone gets to read about them in Our Movie Year.
Harvey Pekar - The Beats
The Beats loosens up more in the second half, as Pekar and writers such as Paul Buhle and Joyce Brabner -- and, thankfully, artists other than Piskor -- tell the stories of the "minor Beats." Their takes on the likes of Gregory Corso, the amazing poet/activist Gary Snyder, Robert Creely, and the women who hung out with and around the Beats (and who were generally treated, in classic '50s style, as so much meat), bring needed variety, lively critiques, and even revelations (I had never heard of wild man, and forerunner of the Beats, Slim Brundage, but I can't wait to read more about him now). Artwork by Jerome Neukirch for the Brundage chapter, and Brabner's writing about "Beatnik Chicks" are standouts -- such standouts, in fact, that the book would have been better served by its editor if he had let them show up earlier in the narrative. In the end, The Beats is a fascinating but frustrating, and finally, inadequate history of postwar America's most influential literary "movement."
Harvey Pekar - Ego & Hubris - The Michael Malice Story
“Michael Malice is one of the most puzzling twenty-first century Americans I have ever met.” –Harvey Pekar Who’s Michael Malice, and how did he become the subject of a graphic novel by Harvey Pekar, the curmudgeon from Cleveland? First of all, Michael Malice is a real person. He’s 5’6” and weighs 130 pounds. Although on the cusp of thirty, he could easily pass for a scrawny teenager. One day Michael, a guy with a patchwork employment record and dreams as big as his ego, meets Harvey and begins to relay all these wild stories about his life. Simple as that. Harvey thinks the guy is bright but a bit of a riddle–though not the kind wrapped in an enigma. It’s strange. He seems like the type of person you meet every day, rather ordinary, until you really get to know him. Then you realize he’s exceptional, unusual, and contradictory. Pleasant one minute, really nasty the next. But isn’t cruelty part of human nature? We digress. . . . Harvey writes up and illustrates one of Michael Malice’s tales, “Fish Story,” which is part of American Splendor: Our Movie Year. It makes a splash and spawns this book, Harvey’s first hardcover, a graphic novel event about one guy’s life. Ego & Hubris relates how, a year and a half after his birth in the Ukraine, Michael Malice moved with his parents to Brooklyn. He’s an intransigent kid, a hard-ass–both a demon to and demonized by the people who cross his path. His life is a constant struggle for validation in a world where the machine keeps trying to break him down. But Michael has a way with people . . . or rather, has a way of getting even with people. Hey, if you can’t live up to your parents’ expectations, at least you can live up to your name. Michael had never come close to fulfilling his huge dreams–until now. And just as Harvey’s been the everyman for a certain generation of graphic-novel readers, Michael Malice will be the everyman for a new generation.
Harvey Pekar - American Splendor - The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
American Splendor is the world’s first literary comic book. Cleveland native Harvey Pekar is a true American original. A V.A. hospital file clerk and comic book writer, Harvey chronicles the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching. His dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships. Pekar has been compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky, and Lenny Bruce. But he is truly more than all of them—he is himself.
Ismeretlen szerző - Chinese-English Visual Bilingual Dictionary
Helps you to look and learn to recall vocabulary in Chinese. This easy-to-use visual language dictionary contains 6,000 key Chinese words and phrases on a range of subjects: from shopping and eating out, to sport. It provides features on key Chinese nouns, verbs and phrases to improve your understanding.
Neil Gaiman - P. Craig Russell - The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel 2.
An irresistibly brilliant graphic novel adaptation of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, adapted by award-winning illustrator P. Craig Russell. This is the second of two volumes. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it's in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives, and he has already killed Bod's family.
Koge-Donbo - Pita-Ten 6.
This book picks up where volume 5 left off with Kotarou still trapped in the past. Taro takes Shima to see the apple tree. The apples are just now beginning to show from their flowers. Shima is still plagued by the thought that she is the one causing everyone pain. In order to cheer her up, he sings the very song that Shino sang in volume 5. Shima wants to learn the song so she can sing it to Taro in the future. Taro and Shima also make a promise to watch the Obon Week fireworks together. Taro finds a little sparrow that he and Shima took care of dead inside of the apple tree's birdhouse. He looks down from the tree and sees other birds scattered at the foot of the tree also in bloody dead masses. Just as Kotarou goes in to examine the dead bird scene, he is thrust into darkness only to reappear later in the future. The Rice Merchant's shop has been destroyed in a riot and Shima is long gone. Taro is heartbroken that they missed not only the fireworks, but also the chance for her to try a fully ripened apple from the tree. Kotarou finally puts two-and-two together that Taro and his great-grandfather are the same person and he awakens in the show just feet away from where Misha, Shia and Nya are still bickering. Nya offers up Kotarou's life force to help replenish Shia. Shia hesitates and Misha sweeps in and flies Kotarou away. Misha is trying to mother Kotarou by literally licking his wounds...she spots some blood on his mouth and then the two kiss! The next morning Kotarou awakens to find Misha stayed watch all night. The two hatch a plan to find out more so they can find a way to save Shia. They decide to journey back into the past...but things don't go quite as expected. They end up in Tokyo with Taro in his late teens/early twenties and in college. As luck would have it, he comes across Shima after trying to hide from some man chasing him. Shia has barely aged a single day since he last saw her and she is now practicing the fine art of being a geisha girl! Taro and Shima get together often to reminisce and so he can give Shima emotional support and feedback as she practices her dance steps. Taro learns that Shima somehow knew about the dead sparrow. Several months pass, until one rainy night, Taro and his girlfriend come across Shima who has come looking for Taro. Taro's girlfriend promptly belittles Shima for her lowly job. She turns to run and Taro follows. He comforts her and learns that she has been freed from her geisha apprenticeship only to become someone's concubine! [Ironically that someone is Nya]. Shima promises to meet Taro on her first day off (the first of the following month) at a shrine in Tokyo. Just as they are to meet a massive earthquake rocks the city. [Historical background: This is the Great Kanto Quack that occurred on September 1, 1923]. Taro goes out to find Shima and finds her buried in some rubble. As he tries to free her, the structure starts to collapse and injures him. Shima cries out, transforming into her demon form, and blasts the rocks into dust (and probably caused Tokyo to be set on fire). Shima's appearance has changed and she now has the older appearance that she and Shia share. Taro tells her that he wants to be with her. Flash forward to a few years down the line, we learn that Shima and Taro had two kids, Kotaroh and Shino, and are living a quiet life away from everything...and then Nya comes looking for Shima. He reveals Shima is a demon and Kotarou deduces that Shima/Shia is actually his great-grandmother. Kotarou is then thrown into the future without Misha-san and ends up meeting Kotaroh by a lake. He is in his early-teens now, but he can see Kotarou...just like he can angels. Kotaroh is also hypersensitive to other forces as well. Kotarou rushes off to find Kotaroh's house to only find that Shima has been gone for years. He also learns Kotaroh is an outcast and feared by the villagers because of his bizarre gifts. As night falls, Kotarou finds Kotaroh by the pond and an angel appears before him. Though not mentioned by name, the angel seems to be Misha. Kotaroh asks the angel if she will go out with him (know we know where Misha got that idea from). The real Misha-san shows up and tells Kotarou that they have to escape because the world is collapsing. The entire timeline that we have seen is actually a manifestation of great-grandfather's memories. Great-grandpa draws his last breath and passes away in his sleep. After they wake, Kotarou and Misha go out and discover Shia at the apple tree with Nya and Kotarou makes her remember Taro. Its a flashback of the very day that Shima disappeared. On this day, Shima has been ill because she hasn't drained a life force in ages. She struggles to keep from sucking out Kotaroh's and rushes off...right into the hands of Nya. Taro discovers his wife out of bed and has words with Nya. He agrees to let her go, but not before he is able to show her one last good memory together. He takers her to the apple tree and they talk. Nya grows impatient and wipe's Shima's mind transforming her into Shia. Taro makes promise that he will be waiting for her beneath the apple tree for her return. Shia was too late. Taro never got to keep his promise...or did he? Kotarou realizes that something is buried beneath the tree...it's a photograph. Kotarou comforts the heartbroken Shia and tells her that she is always welcome and they can be a family again. Everyone is together again and happy...or are they?
Yuto Tsukudo - Food Wars! 11.
Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?! Mimasaka copies his opponents’ dishes so perfectly and completely it’s uncanny. And he does it solely to win. But is that what cooking is really about? Hoping to find the answer, Soma bets his all as a chef! Who’s right and who’s wrong will be made clear when it comes time to judge the Fall Classic’s first semifinal round!
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 10.
Trapped in a luxurious castle on the moon, Soah''s still separated from her husband, Habaek, who''s dealing with his own troubles in the Emperor''s fortress on Earth. Cursed to live in the body of a child during the day - when his elemental powers are weaker - Habaek is also being manipulated by the Emperor of the gods, who wishes to use Habaek''s powers over water to turn the tide in an escalating civil war The ghost of Habaek''s former human bride, his deceptive mother, and a host of bickering, elemental gods are also in the mix, complicating Soah''s efforts to be reunited with the one she loves.
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 9.
Deceived by a shape shifter, brainwashed by his fellow gods, and a victim of the emperor's schemes, Habaek is a cursed and deeply confused water god! Still yearning for Soah, his human bride, Habaek reveals that his memories have been restored and that he's now ready to uncover the truth about his half-human former bride, Nakbin-but Nakbin's ghost will not be laid to rest easily! And Habaek has a certain curse to contend with . . .
Mi-Kyung Yun - Bride of the Water God 8.
Ambiguous loyalties, vengeful old flames, and the schemes of jealous gods fill Bride of the Water God Volume 8 with heartbreak and intrigue! After Soah is kidnapped from the magical land of Suguk, Habaek-the cursed, lovelorn Water God-is forced to reconcile long-suppressed feelings for Nakbin, his dead bride, with strong, new yearnings for Soah. While some gods sought to charm and win over the human Soah, the current emperor of the gods wants to charm Habaek in order to confuse and entrap the elemental deity. Using shape-shifting ploys and magical charms, the emperor convinces Habaek that Nakbin is still alive and deserving of his full devotion. Will Habaek be able to see through the emperor’s cruel and creepy deceptions before Soah is lost to him forever?
Alice Miller - Paths of Life
Several poignant scenarios and two essays of reflection focus on a range of issues—from birth, motherhood, and partnership to hatred, cults, and the Holocaust. In this updated tenth anniversary edition, Alice Miller offers new reflections on the transformative power of childhood.
Jeff Erno - Trust Me
Shawn Graham and Bobby Wilder couldn't be more different. Shawn is a devout Christian fundamentalist from northern Michigan; Bobby is a street-smart latchkey kid from southern Ohio. From an early age, they are both confused and troubled by their attraction to the same sex. Shawn believes that homosexuality is sinful, and a traumatic incident of childhood sexual abuse adds to his guilt and shame. Bobby has an image to maintain and flatly denies the possibility that his same-sex attractions even exist. He's just too cool to be gay. When they finally connect, their preconceptions are suddenly dwarfed by what they feel for each other. They become inseparable and fall deeply in love; however, love doesn't make life easy. Plans are in motion that will surely devastate the young couple. Painful experiences of the past overshadow happy memories, and heartbreaking obstacles loom over the possibility of a future. If Shawn and Bobby want to stay together, they will have to fight with everything they have.
Makoto Yukimura - Planetes Omnibus 1.
It's the 2070s, and mankind has conquered space, making interplanetary travel possible and igniting the imaginations of the world. It's also vastly increased the amount of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Hachimaki, Yuri, and Fee are a crew on that beat, each with their own goals, tendencies, and personal problems: Hachimaki dreams of deep-space exploration in his own ship, Yuri is still recovering from the death of his wife in an accident caused by orbiting debris, and Fee is secretive, but there's a lot going on under the surface! Just trying to do their jobs in an age of space-age environmental concerns and new vistas of exploration, the crew deals with Hachi's fear of isolation hampering his hopes of joining an upcoming Jupiter mission, keep an eye on the wreckage for signs of Yuri's lost wife, and become unwitting heroes when the only place Fee can still smoke is threatened by terrorists! Dark Horse Manga is proud to present Makoto Yukimura's award-winning hard sci-fi epic Planetes in two omnibus-sized editions, complete with bonus color pages never before seen in America! "Planetes has it all: strong themes, interesting characters, and great art." -Anime Fringe
Adachitoka - Noragami 9.
QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD Ebisu and Yato finally meet the woman who has what they’re looking for, Izanami. She agrees to give them the Word of Yomi if one of them will stay with her forever. Meanwhile, the Heavenly Guard have learned Ebisu’s whereabouts, and they’re on their way to mete out divine retribution.