The Reporter's Kitchen

Essays
Author: Jane Kramer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146688598X
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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Jane Kramer started cooking when she started writing. Her first dish, a tinned-tuna curry, was assembled on a tiny stove in her graduate student apartment while she pondered her first writing assignment. From there, whether her travels took her to a tent settlement in the Sahara for an afternoon interview with an old Berber woman toiling over goat stew, or to the great London restaurateur and author Yotam Ottolenghi's Notting Hill apartment, where they assembled a buttered phylo-and-cheese tower called a mutabbaq, Jane always returned from the field with a new recipe, and usually, a friend. For the first time, Jane's beloved food pieces from The New Yorker, where she has been a staff writer since 1964, are arranged in one place--a collection of definitive chef profiles, personal essays, and gastronomic history that is at once deeply personal and humane. The Reporter's Kitchen follows Jane everywhere, and throughout her career--from her summer writing retreat in Umbria, where Jane and her anthropologist husband host memorable expat Thanksgivings--in July--to the Nordic coast, where Jane and acclaimed Danish chef Rene Redzepi, of Noma, forage for edible sea-grass. The Reporter’s Kitchen is an important record of culture distilled through food around the world. It's welcoming and inevitably surprising.

Murder, She Wrote: Killer in the Kitchen


Author: Donald Bain,Jessica Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698145631
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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In the newest mystery in the USA Today bestselling series, there’s a battle brewing in Cabot Cove between two eateries. But when one of the combatants becomes a fatality, Jessica Fletcher will have to get cooking and find a killer… Jessica may not know everything about food, but she knows what she likes—and she definitely likes the Leg & Claw restaurant. Opened last summer by young couple Brad and Marcie, the Leg & Claw is their dream come true, combining Marcie’s sunny personality with Brad’s deft hand in the kitchen. But now their dream is turning into a nightmare. Gerard “Pepe” Lebeouf is a renowned New York City chef who has a summer home in Cabot Cove. And now he’s decided to open two new restaurants in Cabot Cove—in an old warehouse right next to the Leg & Claw. As Lebeouf and his crew renovate the warehouse, the people of Cabot Cove slowly come to the realization that the town’s newest celebrity may be more trouble than he’s worth. His “assistants” are little more than thugs, and the haughty Lebeouf is nowhere near as charming as he seems—leading to a nasty confrontation with Brad. So when Lebeouf is found dead with a knife planted in his chest, Brad naturally becomes suspect number one. But plenty of others had a motive to kill Pepe, and it’s up to Jessica to uncover who really added a murder to the menu.

Layers


Author: Mj Callaway
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477162593
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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Liz is a young woman and a promising painter. Beth, her aunt, is an established painter. This story is about their lives. Beth is missing near the Black Hills where she owns a large ranch. Jake, their ranch foreman, calls Liz with the news of Beths disappearance where she is studying in North Carolina. Liz is studying art at a college near the beach home and property the family owns. The familys pasts are intertwined with an old gold mine, visions, swampland, and ancient hills of South Dakota. Secrets are revealed as the story continues. Visions called mirrors guide Liz. Since childhood, both she and her aunt Beth have painted messages at the bottom of their paintings. This is the way to help Liz solve problems with their lives, past events, and the lands they own. Along the way, she meets Ben Kelly, a Native American. He is a professor at the university and does archeology research. Their lives intermingle, both learning about each others pasts, lifestyles, and ideals. Jake is not only her foreman as Liz soon discovers family secrets after Beths body is discovered in the old gold mine. Many characters keep the storyline moving in several directions.

Darkling


Author: Laura Beatty
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448162297
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Mia Morgan, in the middle of her life, is a woman under siege: by memories of her late lover, by the relationship with her blind father, and by a family secret she can’t forget. She is also accused of living in the past: her days are spent amid the life and letters of Lady Brilliana Harley, who lived nearly four hundred years ago during the English Civil War. Brilliana Harley is a Puritan, a lone Roundhead in a county of Royalists, and it is not long before her enemies sit down in siege around her. As cannon-shot rains down upon her castle, she alone must captain a garrison of men and defend her home. Out of Brilliana’s words emerges a woman of courage and conviction, a loving mother and capable wife, dutiful even under duress. As Mia pieces her together, she finds that it is through Brilliana’s life, so different and yet so similar, that she can come to understand her own. Darkling is a revolutionary undertaking: an echoing of two lives across the centuries, deftly weaving original seventeenth-century documents into the fabric of a modern fiction. The result is a book of voices, past and present, exquisitely observed and skilfully summoned.

Bitter-Sweet, A Reporter's Life


Author: Arthur M. Merims
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149173504X
Category: Fiction
Page: 206
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Life in New York City in the 1960s had to be lived to be believed. Through clouds of the omnipresent haze of cigarette smoke, business was taken care of, hearts were wooed and broken, and the battle of the sexes was about to begin in earnest. The city’s pulsing rhythms coursed through the veins of the young, vibrant, and hungry twentysomethings who represented the next generation. This was their city. This was their time. These are their stories. Jack Stopple thinks he has a handle on life. A busy fledgling reporter assigned to a somewhat mundane beat, he spends his days lurking in the corridors of power, trying to be patient for what he knows fate has in store. One day, he meets another young professional on the rise, an intriguing young woman who works in public relations. Fascinated, the two former strangers quickly and enthusiastically explore their mutual ambitions. Suffice to say, the record-breaking and life-threatening heat wave isn’t the only sizzling hot phenomenon in the city that summer ... But when a rival emerges on their romantic horizon, what was once a certainty is thrown into chaos. Which ambition will ultimately drive them—love, lust, or the desire for power?

Publicize Your Book (Updated)

An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book the Attention It Deserves
Author: Jacqueline Deval
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440634394
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity--totally updated and expanded. This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist their publishers in publicizing, marketing, and promoting their books, including: Effective networking Defining a target readership Creating pitches for talk shows Getting media coverage Utilizing the Internet and other outlets Preparing for interviews and tours Hiring an independent publicist With totally revised and updated information, advice, and resources, the insiders all agree: “Read this book!—Ellen Levine, editorial director, Hearst Magazines.

Forensic Science and Law

Investigative Applications in Criminal, Civil and Family Justice
Author: Cyril H. Wecht,John T. Rago
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849319706
Category: Law
Page: 728
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Forensic science has undergone dramatic progress in recent years, including in the areas of DNA collection and analysis and the reconstruction of crime scenes. However, too few professionals are equipped with the knowledge necessary to fully apply the potential of science in civil, criminal, and family legal matters. Featuring contributions from renowned experts in the forensic, scientific, and legal professions, Forensic Science and Law: Investigative Applications in Criminal, Civil, and Family Justice communicates the wide range of methods and approaches used for achieving justice in these circumstances. A solid grounding in the underlying principles of our legal system provides a context for understanding how these methods are applied. The book brings together the words and thoughts of diverse professionals whose common goal is to uncover the truth. About the editors... Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer. Currently coroner of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, he is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology and is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Wecht is a Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Graduate School of Public Health, an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University Schools of Law, Pharmacy and Health Services, and a Distinguished Professor at Carlow University. He is a past president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Wecht is the author of more than 500 professional publications and has appeared as a guest on numerous national television and radio talk shows. John T. Rago, J.D., is Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law and the Director of both The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the Law School’s Post-conviction DNA Project. He teaches criminal law and procedure to law students and graduate courses on wrongful convictions, foundations in American law and constitutional criminal procedure to students in the university’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Professor Rago also serves as an appointed member to the Innocence Project’s Policy Group of the Cardozo School of Law in New York. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The Good Son

A Novel
Author: Michael Gruber
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429947169
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber, a member of "the elite ranks of those who can both chill the blood and challenge the mind" (The Denver Post), delivers a taut, multilayered, riveting novel of suspense Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Sonia, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group. While her son Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims, Sonia tries to keep them all alive by working her way into the kidnappers' psyches and interpreting their dreams. With her knowledge of their language, her familiarity with their religion, and her Jungian training, Sonia confounds her captors with her insights and beliefs. Meanwhile, when the kidnappers decide to kill their captives, one by one, in retaliation for perceived crimes against their country, Theo races against the clock to try and save their lives.

Us For-Never


Author: Sharon Marie Rilla
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450267175
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
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“There’s this real spiritual elevation to this eclectic mystery, one might like to have been one of the cast.” Lisa Carmon “This sensuous, but bone chilling and intense love story conjures up every sense and emotion while mostly making you continually curious.” G. Rilla “IT’S HUMOROUS, IT’S SAD, AND IT’S GHOSTLY AND GHASTLY and conjures up every imaginable emotion, while making you believe it could be true, it should be true, maybe it is true!” Josh Rilla “It’s loving, caring, and curious; yet the gruesome facts and hate make one sad and angry and wonder about our maker.” Nadia Ruberti “You can’t stop reading this complex, eclectic and sensuous mystery; once you pick it up it owns you.” Carol Hansen “You will want this creatively written mystery to be true, but the climax to be modified to your wishes.” John Rilla “I would buy this ghostly cottage and make it home in a heartbeat, ghosts and all!” Pete Hultz

Neighbors


Author: Lorraine Davidson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595335292
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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"God, Jackie...you never know anything. Get your head out of the sand." Jackie Gennaro's pretty, precocious best friend, Sloane Bettinger, seems to know a lot about everything, including Jackie's beloved police officer father, Mike, her emotionally distant mother, Maria, and their handsome, popular neighbor, Keith Donovan. All Jackie knows is that certain subjects are never mentioned in her house, including Sloane's unconventional mother, Sharon, Jackie's painfully intense attraction toward Keith, and most especially, the tragic death of her brother, Chris. Jackie follows the unspoken family rules and enjoys her happy and sheltered childhood in New York City during the turbulent 1970s. But as the 1980s begin, Jackie is touched by unexpected events that will break her heart and change her life forever.

The Curse of Satan's Collar


Author: John W. Miller
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146910122X
Category: Fiction
Page: 435
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He was big . . . the biggest of the litter . . . big enough to wrestle bears, and he did, two, maybe more; but he killed many. When he woke up in that black inky night he couldnt see, thought he was blind, and had a massive hangover from his Daddys Cherry Jump moonshine. A buzzard had died in his mouth and with it came rotten dog breath. A headache like someone had hit him with a pole axe made him feel like he was dead, dead as four-oclock. And did he smell! Wow! His torn bib overalls were soaked in sour mash. Other than not knowing where he was, he still thought he was alright, and that too was a problem. Was there any hope or any salvation? Luckily, he had been weather hardened by war. He stood up and he tired to walk, but ran into something. It knocked him down. When he fell, he heard something rattle. It was a trace chain attached to a leather dog collar around his neck. But in the inky dark he couldnt see his hand in front of him. He got up again and found the trace chain wrapped around a tree, and locked. Shocked, he screamed out, Goddamn! Im chained to a tree, then screamed louder, They have chained me to a tree like a wild cur dog! Now mad as hornet with his stinger busted, he felt around and found something else about the tree. This time he screamed even louder, Son of a bitch! Its my goddamn tree! Who in the hell would chain me to my own tree? He sat back down against the family tree stunned, and then realized; Its got to be my . . . family. Chained me like a goddamn cur dog to a tree. But which one of them would have the nerve to do this . . . to ME? Then he realized it could be only one person. He stood up and screamed, Mama! Then he fell down again, pounded the ground, cried like his heart tore out. He got up off the ground, went into a wild-mans rage then fainted with exhaustion. Then he got sick, tried to walk, but threw up all over himself. And the chain snatched him back and down into his vomit; it was all over him like those bugs. He pounded the ground with his fist, wondering how in the world he had gotten here and where he was. Again and again, he got up. Each time he tried to walk in another direction, but the chain snatched him off his feet and back down on the ground and into his rotten vomit. It didnt matter what direction he walked. Finally exhausted, he couldnt get back on his feet. Still he kept asking himself, Where in the hell am I, and who in the hell put this collar on me? All night he shouted and wallowed in his vomit like an itchy, old, fat hog taking a bath in new mud. He heard no one come in the dark, silent, black night. Thank God! His vomit smell finally ran the goddamn bugs off his body and away. AUTHOR REVIEWS "Another one of the best of the best; has an eye for writing more good novels. Just Great! What can a person do when they read a story like this one? You have the knack for telling stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just keep it up and Ill keep looking for another book." -Hyway94, Everywhere, USA- "I like the back-story (flash back) that leads in. Very well written and has great flow about something I know nothing about." - Isle of Travey, Auckland 1172 New Zealand- "Another highly written book, written in your unique style, and I loved the antics in this one. You are so gifted to have such a unique spelling ability." -rivki1111, USA- "This is the very best chapter (#54) of your novel. Of course, I am so glad the villain got his come up-ins. Dredd reminded me of one of my ex-husbands. Youve got a great book here." -Oatmeal (Camille Whitman), USA- "You have a talent for realistic character, engaging dialogs

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy
Author: N.A
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730373
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker exploited her comic and musical abilities to become a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Digging beneath the sensationalism usually associated with Baker and her uninhibited dancing, author Peggy Caravantes follows Baker's remarkable life from her childhood in the depths of poverty, to her comedic rise in vaudeville, to fame in Europe, outspoken participation in the US Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resistance during World War II, and adoption of 12 children, each from a different nationality, ethnicity, or religious group—her "rainbow tribe." Also included are informative sidebars on relevant topics such as the 1917 East St. Louis riot, Pullman railway porters, the Charleston, and more; lush photographs; an appendix updating readers on the lives of the rainbow tribe; and source notes and a bibliography, making this a must-have resource for any student, Baker fan, or history buff. Peggy Caravantes is a former English and history teacher, middle school principal, and deputy school superintendent. She is the author of 16 books for middle grades and young adult readers, including Petticoat Spies: Six Women Spies of the Civil War and American Hero: The Audie Murphy Story. Her YA biographies have been selected for the California Titles for Young Adults, Tri-State Books of Note, and the Top Forty Young Adult Nonfiction Books lists. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Death Sentence


Author: Brian Garfield
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049985734
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In the sequel to Death Wish, Paul Benjamin continues his vigilante killing spree Paul Benjamin was an ordinary New Yorker until a gang of drug addicts killed his wife and raped his daughter. When the police proved helpless, Benjamin bought a gun and found his own vengeance, methodically tracking the addicts and killing them one by one. Now he is in Chicago, and the cycle of violence is about to begin anew. On his first night in the city, he stumbles out of a bar in a bad part of town, pretending to be drunk. When two thugs set upon him, they find their quarry sober and armed. He kills them both, escaping before the police arrive. They will not be the last of Chicago’s criminal class to suffer his wrath. Written by Garfield as “penance” for the success of the grisly film adaptation of Death Wish, this sequel shows that when a decent man relies on violence to settle scores, murder becomes addictive.

Nonprofit Risk Management & Contingency Planning

Done in a Day Strategies
Author: Peggy M. Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470046945
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Could your nonprofit stand up to risk assessment from outside authorities? Would it be ready should a keystaff member leave? Risk management and business continuity planning have the potential for growing and strengthening the internal structure of your nonprofit, yet, these crucial practices are often deferred--or avoided--because many nonprofits fear the planning process will take forever, step on toes, or gather dust on a shelf once it is completed. With valuable templates, checklists, and worksheets to facilitate planning and preparation, Nonprofit Risk Management & Contingency Planning: Done in a Day Strategies is the new, uncomplicated way for your nonprofit to get risk management planning done. With some basic preparation--and dedication of a single day--this easy-to-read and easy-to-use tool introduces you to the nuts and bolts of strategic planning and equips you with the structure to engage successfully in a contingency planning process. Get Nonprofit Risk Management & Contingency Planning and get risk management planning done--in a day.

The Hunter, The Dragon And The Smokey Mountain Angel Book 1

Myths and Dreams
Author: M.Modak
Publisher: M.Modak
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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This is the complete Book 1 When a severely injured soldier returns home from the war, she finds her toughest battle has only just begun. Her son and ex-husband are missing along with all of her savings. Meanwhile, over the last year, a mysterious mining company has been causing tremors that shake the town all day and night and a voice from within her keeps saying, “The hunter is searching for you.” As she looks for her lost family, she must find a way to survive as a civilian and re-create her identity. Then In her darkest hour, a treatment that heals her pain and gives her the ability to fly changes her life forever and she discovers that her wildest dreams are coming true. These events set her on a path that could save their world but will they be saved from the Hunter’s master plan?