Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch PDF
Author: Rivka Galchen
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: Drawing on real historical documents but infused with the intensity of imagination, sly humor, and intellectual fire for which award-winning author Rivka Galchen’s writing is known, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch is a tale for our time—the story of how a community becomes implicated in collective aggression and hysterical fear. The year is 1619, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire. In the small town of Leonberg, Katherina Kepler is accused of being a witch. An illiterate widow, Katherina is known by her neighbors for her herbal remedies and the success of her children, including her eldest, Johannes, who is the Imperial Mathematician and renowned author of the laws of planetary motion. It’s enough to make anyone jealous, and Katherina has done herself no favors by being out and about and in everyone’s business. So when the deranged and insipid Ursula Reinbold (or as Katherina calls her, the Werewolf) accuses Katherina of offering her a bitter, witchy drink that has made her ill, Katherina is in trouble. Her scientist son must turn his attention from the music of the spheres to the job of defending his mother. Facing the threat of financial ruin, torture, and even execution, Katherina tells her side of the story to her friend and next-door neighbor Simon, a reclusive widower imperiled by his own secrets. Provocative and entertaining, Galchen’s bold new novel touchingly illuminates a society, and a family, undone by superstition, the state, and the mortal convulsions of history.


Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch PDF
Author: Rivka Galchen
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Plague
Languages : en
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Book Description: "The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances. The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years' War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire. In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of being a witch. Katharina is an illiterate widow, known by her neighbors for her herbal remedies and the success of her children, including her eldest, Johannes, who is the Imperial Mathematician and renowned author of the laws of planetary motion. It's enough to make anyone jealous, and Katharina has done herself no favors by being out and about and in everyone's business. So when the deranged and insipid Ursula Reinbold (or as Katharina calls her, the Werewolf) accuses Katharina of offering her a bitter, witchy drink that has made her ill, Katharina is in trouble. Her scientist son must turn his attention from the music of the spheres to the job of defending his mother. Facing the threat of financial ruin, torture, and even execution, Katharina tells her side of the story to her friend and next-door neighbor Simon, a reclusive widower imperiled by his own secrets. Drawing on real historical documents but infused with the intensity of imagination, sly humor, and intellectual fire for which Rivka Galchen is known, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch will both provoke and entertain. The story of how a community becomes implicated in collective aggression and hysterical fear is a tale for our time. Galchen's bold new novel touchingly illuminates a society and a family undone by superstition, the state, and the mortal convulsions of history."--


Taking Root

Taking Root PDF
Author: Girls Write Now
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Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: This anthology is a catalog of seeds—the work of a network of young writers and mentors, each cultivating a shimmering, emergent voice. For the past two years, New York City high school students have weathered an adolescence shaped by an ongoing global pandemic. Throughout it all, they have found new ways to build community and take root. Roots allow for living beings to journey into our past and forward into the future, toward and away from home, and enable us to withstand the storms that invariably pass through. In short stories, personal essays, poetry, and more, the students reflect on endurance, change, and growth. For twenty-five years, Girls Write Now has been amplifying transformative stories that break down the barriers of gender, race, age and poverty. In addition to being the first writing and mentoring organization of its kind, Girls Write Now continually ranks among the top programs nationwide for driving social-emotional growth for youth. The nationally award-winning nonprofit mentors the next generation of female and gender expansive writers and leaders who are shaping culture, impacting businesses and creating change.


The Deadline Effect

The Deadline Effect PDF
Author: Christopher Cox
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
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Book Description: In the tradition of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, a wise and fascinating book that shows us how “we can make deadlines work for us instead of the other way around” (The Wall Street Journal). Perfectionists and procrastinators alike agree—it’s natural to dread a deadline. Whether you are completing a masterpiece or just checking off an overwhelming to-do list, the ticking clock signals despair. Christopher Cox knows the panic of the looming deadline all too well—as a magazine editor, he has spent years overseeing writers and journalists who couldn’t meet a deadline to save their lives. After putting in a few too many late nights in the newsroom, he became determined to learn the secret of managing deadlines. He set off to observe nine different organizations as they approached a high-pressure deadline. Along the way, Cox made an even greater discovery: these experts didn’t just meet their big deadlines—they became more focused, productive, and creative in the process. An entertaining blend of “behavioral science, psychological theory, and academic studies with compelling storytelling and descriptive case studies” (Financial Times), The Deadline Effect reveals the time-management strategies these teams used to guarantee success while staying on schedule: a restaurant opening for the first time, a ski resort covering an entire mountain in snow, a farm growing enough lilies in time for Easter, and more. Cox explains how to use deadlines to our advantage, the dynamics of teams and customers, and techniques for using deadlines to make better, more effective decisions.


Buzz Books 2021 Spring Summer

Buzz Books 2021  Spring Summer PDF
Author:
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: Buzz Books 2021 presents passionate readers with an insider’s look at the buzziest books due out this spring season. Such major bestselling authors as Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Lisa Scottoline, and Tia Williams are featured, along with literary greats Leila Slimani and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Prize-winner. Other sure-to-be popular titles are by Julie Murphy, of Dumplin’ fame, with her first adult novel; Marie Benedict’s book about J.P Morgan’s personal librarian; and Flynn Berry’s thriller about two sisters and the IRA. Buzz Books has had a particularly stellar track record with highlighting the most talented, exciting debut authors, and this edition is no exception. Amanda Dennis, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Carolyn Ferrell, Gabriela Garcia, are among the literary standouts, while Emma Stonex’s The Lamplighters, inspired by a true story, has already been optioned for film. Our nonfiction selections include two World War II stories, one by Boys in the Boat author Daniel James Brown and a second by Mari K. Elder. Jennifer Gunter, M.D. of The Vagina Bible renown, returns with her Menopause Manifesto. Kat Chow, Erin French, and Danielle Henderson have written three very different memoirs, about a Chinese-American family, a restaurateur, and an unconventional Black childhood, respectively. Finally, we present early looks at new work from up-and-coming young adult authors: Safia Elhillo (Home Is Not A Country), Graci Kim (The Last Fallen Star), and Alexandrea Weis (Have You Seen Me?). Be sure to look out for Buzz Books 2021: Fall/Winter, coming in May.


Dearborn

Dearborn PDF
Author: Ghassan Zeineddine
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: “Hilarious and heartbreaking.” —Omar El Akkad A sharp, tender, and uproariously funny portrait of the lives of Arab American community members in Dearborn, Michigan. Spanning several decades, Ghassan Zeineddine’s debut collection examines the diverse range and complexities of the Arab American community in Dearborn, Michigan. In ten tragicomic stories, Zeineddine explores themes of identity, generational conflicts, war trauma, migration, sexuality, queerness, home and belonging, and more. In Dearborn, a father teaches his son how to cheat the IRS and hide their cash earnings inside of frozen chickens. Tensions heighten within a close-knit group of couples when a mysterious man begins to frequent the local gym pool, dressed in Speedos printed with nostalgic images of Lebanon. And a failed stage actor attempts to drive a young Lebanese man with ambitions of becoming a Hollywood action hero to LA, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have other plans. By turns wildly funny, incisive, and deeply moving, Dearborn introduces readers to an arresting new voice in contemporary fiction and invites us all to consider what it means to be part of a place and community, and how it is that we help one another survive.


A Little Blood And Dancing

A Little Blood and Dancing PDF
Author: Tyler Parker
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: It’s a tale as old as time: doomed romance, bloody revenge, fast food, and the voice of God. Welcome to Tyler Parker’s Oklahoma, and one of the most anticipated debut novels of the year from one of our best, funniest new writers. Check out Sylvia Table: he drives a seafoam-green 1968 Ranchero, owns a badass sword, and is one dead uncle away from an inheritance that should set him and the love of his life, Lady Sixkiller, on the road to easy living and the family she’s always wanted. Sure, he may not be cut out for any kind of conventional job, but as long as Lady can hold things down as a waitress until rich old Methuselah shuffles off this mortal coil, what’s the big deal? Yes, things are looking good for Sylvia Table, aka Big Noise, aka Grandest Poobah, aka Big Quiche. But uncles don’t always die on schedule, maternal clocks keep ticking with increasing urgency, doing crimes beats working for a living, and the past refuses to stay buried. In this case, the past takes the form of Priscilla Blackwood, a woman locked in an eternal one-sided conversation with Jesus Christ Himself, and dead set on enacting vengeance for the murder of her father, which she witnessed as a little girl. Whether Table knows it or not, he’s on a collision course with an avenging angel who believes she’s got the Lord on her side. Combining the linguistic punch of Elmore Leonard, the living landscapes of Cormac McCarthy, and the comic soul of Charles Portis, A Little Blood and Dancing announces Tyler Parker as one of our most extraordinary new voices.


Wild Hope

Wild Hope PDF
Author: Joan Thomas
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book Description: A CBC Books and Winnipeg Free Press Best Book of the Year From the Governor General’s Award–winning author of Five Wives, a thrilling contemporary novel about how the past never lets us go Isla and Jake are a couple drifting apart. She is a chef and co-owner of a farm-to-table restaurant on the brink of closing; he is a visual artist tormented by the oil-and-gas legacy of his late father. A looming figure in both their lives is Reg Bevaqua, Jake’s childhood friend-turned-enemy, turned bottled-water baron. Reg is a demanding regular at Isla’s restaurant and a man with a seething resentment toward Jake. With good reason, the feeling is mutual, but Jake keeps their past from Isla as he follows a devastating trail to the source of Reg’s wealth. When Jake disappears following a winter camping trip, Isla starts to connect the dots, with all roads leading to Reg and his magnificent property on Georgian Bay. Seamlessly weaving together observations on the entitlements of the wealthy, the monetization of water and the politics of art, Joan Thomas has created a layered, page-turning read about how far we will go to hold on to power and what we will do to avenge old wounds.


My Mom Is A Witch

My Mom Is a Witch PDF
Author: Julienne Ruth Holmes
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
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Book Description: My mom's a witch! I swear she is, because one day when my sister and I were driving in the car with her, my mom yelled, "BE QUIET!!" My mom's a witch is about a little girl named Amanda, who strongly believes that her mom is a witch. She tries to justify that the reason why she's being punished, is because her mother is this horrible witch bent on making her life miserable. Throughout these hilarious situations, Amanda tries to prove that her mother is indeed this witch that, not only her, but everyone, should fear.


Feminist Afterlives Of The Witch

Feminist Afterlives of the Witch PDF
Author: Brydie Kosmina
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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Book Description: The book investigates the witch as a key rhetorical symbol in twentieth- and twenty-first century feminist memory, politics, activism, and popular culture. The witch demonstrates the inheritance of paradoxical pasts, traversing numerous ideological memoryscapes. This book is an examination of the ways that the witch has been deployed by feminist activists and writers in their political efforts in the twentieth century, and how this has indelibly affected cultural memories of the witch and the witch trials, and how this plays out in popular culture representations of the symbol through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Consequently, this book considers the relationship between popular culture and media, activist politics, and cultural memory. Using hauntological theories of memory and temporality, and literary, screen, and cultural studies methodologies, this book considers how popular culture remembers, misremembers, and forgets usable pasts, and the uses (and misuses) of these memories for feminist politics. Given the ubiquity of the witch in popular culture, politics and activism since 2016, this book is a timely examination of the range of meanings inherent to the figure, and is an important study of how cultural symbols like the witch inherit paradoxical memories, histories, and politics. The book will be valuable for scholars across disciplines, including witchcraft studies, feminist philosophy and history, memory studies, and popular culture studies.


Todo El Mundo Sabe Que Tu Madre Es Una Bruja

Todo el mundo sabe que tu madre es una bruja PDF
Author: Rivka Galchen
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : es
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Book Description: La anciana Katharina Kepler, madre de uno de los más célebres astrónomos de todos los tiempos, Johannes Kepler, es acusada de brujería por vecinos envidiosos. Se la culpa de envenenar, lesionar y matar animales y personas. Aunque «ni siquiera puedo ganar al backgammon», le dice ella a su vecino y tutor legal en un relato oral que recorre las peripecias de su juicio y, con ellas, el universo a menudo delirante pero también atroz de las cazas de brujas en la Europa moderna. Todo el mundo sabe que tu madre es una bruja es ese relato, al que se suman las voces de aquel vecino, del hijo astrónomo, y los testimonios de testigos y acusadores, en una obra polifónica que se arma, capa tras capa, a partir de rumores, chismes, noticias falsas, sobre aquello escuchado y deformado en el mercado, en las calles del pueblo, en los panfletos y las panaderías, como un runrún que, al crecer en intensidad, se vuelve también más eficaz en confundir los hechos y ocultar la verdad. Pero si este libro es sobre cómo se transmiten ciertas cosas, en primer lugar la información, lo es también en un sentido más íntimo, al presentar los vínculos afectivos como formas de pasar ciertas herencias y saberes con los que plantarse ante los huracanes pasajeros de la mentira y la calumnia. Traducida al español por primera vez en esta edición, Todo el mundo sabe que tu madre es una bruja es entretenida como una novela de aventuras, de un humor sutil y una soltura literaria deslumbrante.


Tothom Sap Que La Teva Mare S Una Bruixa

Tothom sap que la teva mare   s una bruixa PDF
Author: Rivka Galchen
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : ca
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Book Description: La plaga s’està estenent. La guerra dels Trenta Anys està començant. La vida de Katharina Kepler es capgira de sobte quan és acusada de bruixeria. Coneguda pels seus veïns pels seus remeis a base d’herbes i per l’èxit dels seus fills, inclòs en Johannes Kepler, autor de les lleis sobre el moviment dels planetes, s’enfronta a l’amenaça de la ruïna econòmica, la tortura i l’execució. Enginyosa, provocativa i vívidament entretinguda, es basa en documents històrics reals per il·luminar de forma commovedora una societat —i una família— desfetes per les supersticions, l’histerisme col·lectiu i els prejudicis socials; una narrativa que té ressonàncies clares amb l’actualitat.


Petits Parts

Petits parts PDF
Author: Rivka Galchen
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : ca
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Book Description: Petits parts és una barreja de vida personal, reflexions intel·ligents, anècdotes hilarants i assajos breus sobre maternitat i teoria de l’art que explica la revolució que implica convertir-se en mare. A la Rivka Galchen li canvia la vida quan un puma es muda al seu pis. L’arribada del seu nadó té un aire sobrenatural: de sobte, el món li sembla absurdament, sospitosament, adverbialment amarat de sentit. I troba respostes a preguntes que no s'havia plantejat mai o que sembla que no en tinguin. Com es relacionen els nadons amb la creació artística i literària? Com se li pot fer una foto de carnet a un ésser que encara no és capaç de sostenir el cap? Quina relació guarden els nadons amb l’obra publicada de les escriptores? Són comparables a Frankenstein o a Godzilla? Des d’un punt de vista lúcid i amb una veu única, Galchen encén una reflexió necessària, tendra i hilarant sobre la nova maternitat.


My Mom Is So Cool She Is A Witch

My Mom Is So Cool  She Is A Witch  PDF
Author: Eric Wilkerson
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
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Book Description: This book is about a little girl being proud of her Mom as a Witch. She wants to lets everyone know that there is nothing to fear, and that she loves her Mom, no matter what.


Mother Knows Best

Mother Knows Best PDF
Author: Serena Valentino
Format: PDF
Category : Fairy tales
Languages : en
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Book Description: A tale as long and twisted as the braided hair at the centre of its legend... A girl with magical hair taken from her parents and confined to an isolated tower. Her captor, an old witch who acts as an overprotective mother who knows what's best. But what does Mother Gothel actually know? This account digs deep into the past to find out why she believes in her heart that mother truly knows best.