Seventeen years after she'd left home «for good,» Janisse Ray pointed her truck away from Montana and back to the small southern town where she was born. Wild Card Quilt is the story, by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and ambitious, of the adventures of returning home. For Ray, it is a story of linking the ecology of people with the ecology of place — of recovering lost traditions as she works to restore the fractured ecosystem of her native South. Her story is filled with syrup boils, quilt making, alligator trapping, and the wonderful characters of a place where generations still succeed each other on the land. But her town is also in need of repair, physical and otherwise. Ray works to save her local school, sets up a writing group at the local hardware store, and struggles with whether she can be an adult in a childhood place.
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Craft colorful and unique jewelry with this Asian-inspired craft book. Bracelets embellished with Chinese floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat inspired by the fridges of a Persian carpet, and the pupular Shamballa bracelet— these are just a few of the many artful pieces you'll learn to make in this wonderful new DIY jewelry book. Jewelry techniques include: Wire Strung Jewelry Loop & Chain Jewelry Memory Wire Jewelry Knotted Jewelry Elastic Cord BraceletsSuitable for novices and experienced jewelry-making experts alike, some of the projects take just a few minutes to complete, and all of them are fun and inexpensive to do. They result in jewelry that looks great and can be worn anywhere! Most of the 33 jewelry projects in this jewelry making book use materials you can find in any craft store. Each chapter in Creative Beaded Jewelry takes you through the basics of a different stringing method and then sets you on an adventure through the many ways you can use it to create your own personalized designs.
In Everyday Thai Cooking , Katie Chin—a chef hailed as the 'Asian Rachel Ray' by her many fans—shares her recipe secrets along with tips, tools, and techniques that enable you to bring delectable homemade Thai dishes to your table easily! As the daughter of award-winning restaurateur Leeann Chin, Katie's heritage has been deeply rooted in the cultivation of fine Thai cuisine. Katie has since taken the culinary world by storm as a well-respected food writer, television personality, and now published author.Katie is a success among the cooking community. However, her true reward stems from her success at home. As a working mother of toddler twins, Katie realized a need for simple, easy and delicious Thai recipes that call for accessible ingredients and Everyday Thai Cooking delivers just that.This Thai cookbook offers basic recipes for staple dishes that include both homemade and store-bought options. From appetizers to desserts, each step-by-step recipe lists preparation times (most within thirty minutes) and alternates for less accessible ingredients. Illustrated with mouthwatering color photographs, Everyday Thai Cooking features more than 100 simple recipes for delicious Thai food. Favorite Thai recipes include: Crunchy Siam Spring RollsTom Yum GoongCrispy Mango ChickenShaking BeefFragrant Coconut Fish in Banana LeavesMee Krob
This pocket field guide to identifying 230 common Alpine flowers is packed with all the information you need to recognise your favourites while out in the mountains. Designed for the non-specialist, this little handbook is arranged by colour and also includes a glossary of flower parts and an introduction which describes the amazing lengths that these tiny gems go to to survive at altitude. Alpine expert author Gillian Price says: 'It never ceases to amaze me that such tiny plants can spend months on end buried under metres of snow and ice – weathering temperatures as low as minus 25°C – then sprout back to life when things thaw out and warm up. In springtime you can spot the fragile purple petals of the Alpine Snowbell pushing their way through snow – they contain an anti-freeze that enables them to melt it. Masters of adaptation and survival, alpine flowers can trap insects, store precious water, expel excess minerals and fool insects.' Each flower entry includes a clear photograph and essential description along with its name in English, Latin, German, French and Italian and interesting information about the origins of some of the more curious flower names. Each one is also indexed by its English and its Latin name so you can follow up a hunch about a name or find out more about a flower.
An explosive literary debut about a young woman coming into her own power in the face of religious extremism, addiction, sexual abuse, and abandonment, Godshot is an unforgettable novel of resilience, poverty, womanhood, and strength found where you least expect it Godshot is propulsive and heart-breaking and bursting with sentences to slay you, to make you gasp with how Chelsea Bieker renders detail. Bieker is a writer who gives Flannery O’Connor’s Gothic parables a Californian twist. Her fiction has echoes of Claire Vaye Watkins and Lauren Groff, Marilynne Robinson and Cormac McCarthy, and yet her voice is so entirely her own. Godshot effortlessly explores the repression of female sexuality, motherhood (and motherloss), climate change, poverty, and the controlling power of cult mentality through the world of Lacey May, our indelible 14-year-old protagonist growing up in the dried-up town of Peaches, CA. Lacey May has only known two things: her life before Pastor Vern made the rain come to Peaches, and her life after, and her life before was far worse. But when at 14 she receives her “assignment” from the Church, along with all the other newly fertile young women of the congregation, she finally begins to question whether the glitter raining down in church is really from the heavens, or from the hand of Pastor Vern’s daughter in the rafters. Bieker is a supremely talented world-builder with a flair for visual details; the world of Godshot is a barren, impoverished town of baptisms conducted with off-brand Cola, front lawns painted neon green, a magenta hearse with a casket still inside, a bright yellow bathing suit with worn elastic, a machine gun painted gold. It's rare to find someone who is so good on the sentence level, and someone who is also so invested in character and story. For fans of all-too-real explorations of the way women’s bodies are policed and controlled, like Women Talking ; novels that capture the relationships between mothers and daughters, like White Oleander ; and unforgettable young protagonists, like History of Wolves Bieker is the winner a 2018 Rona Jaffe Award. Catapult has also acquired the rights to Bieker’s forthcoming short story collection, Cowboys and Angels Bieker lives in Fresno, CA, with strong communities throughout the Central Valley, and in Portland,OR Acquired by Catapult editor in chief Jonathan Lee (whose acquisitions also include Rough Magic , Welcome to Lagos , and Reservoir 13 ) Select Bookseller Praise for Godshot " Godshot by Chelsea Bieker has everything I could want in a novel: cults, crazed pastors, and characters questioning what it means to be a girl and mother. Set in a small town in California plagued by drought, a cultlike church has formed around a crazed pastor intent on ending the drought. Abandoned by her mother for a man she barely knows, Lacey May—just fourteen—becomes the focus of Pastor Vern's insane plan to bring rain back to the town. As she embarks on a mission to find her mother, she has to come to terms with the horrible circumstances Vern has put her and the town in. Godshot is dark, fierce, and brilliant, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since I finished it." — Sarah Cassavant, Subtext Books (St Paul, MN) " Godshot announces the arrival of a powerful new voice. Chelsea Bieker’s debut novel kept me mesmerized till the very end. I felt the heat, the sand, the want, the confusion, and the pain on every page. This is the sun-drenched California nightmare of Claire Vaye Watkins and Joan Didion, and yet it is also an incredible story of resilience and rebirth. Godshot is sure to be one of the most talked-about novels of the year." — Emily Ballaine, Green Apple Books on the Park (San Francisco, CA) "Filled with the raw need of zealotry, Godshot embodies all the glitter and despair of a tent revival. Its voice is Lacey May, a girl whose adolescence is amplified by desperation. Her mother has run off and she’s stuck in Peaches, California: more of a memory than a place, and gripped by both a ruinous drought and a homespun cult. Pastor Vern has a plan for her and all the girls, a grimly ridiculous teen pregnancy–based scheme to induce the rain that will save their town. And she has always been an obedient follower—until she isn’t. As strange as it all sounds, Chelsea Bieker achieves a perfect balance of camp, darkness, and beauty so that this is a book to be taken seriously. It’s a gorgeously melancholy exploration of girlhood, feminine power, and our search for salvation, and I can’t stop thinking about it." — Lauren Peugh, The Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA) "This is a book for all y'all who love stories about weird cults. What makes Godshot brilliant, however, is the point of view of Lacey May. She is not a zealot, but she is not an outright detractor either; rather, her beliefs have been gathering 'like tumbleweed.' She is a believer who is forced to confront the unpleasant reality after her mother is banished from the community. Godshot is a great debut about finding out the truth for yourself, resilience, and chosen family." — Anton Bogomazov, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington, D.C.) «The cover of this novel is perfect. So are the pages in between. Bieker wrote an unflinching journey of girlhood, religious cults, and feminism. At the center is a girl and her mother who, facing a climate disaster, find solace in a pastor’s community. Every page contains a raw reflection of our society and how women are treated, the appalling acts of men, and why we may all be doomed unless we do something about our damning actions. Combining brutal honesty and gritty humor, the novel is an awakening we all need right now.» — Adam Vitcavage, Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempe, AZ) "I read this book every little chance I got—on the train to work, in between classes, in the last few minutes before sleep overtook me—and I regret it. Because Godshot deserves to be sat down and read through seriously, attentively, with care. This is a sit-by-the-fireplace-on-your-day-off-and-read kind of book. In Bieker's layered debut novel, drought has descended once again on the town of Peaches, California. Fourteen-year-old Lacey May must come to terms with the disappearance of her mother and her burgeoning womanhood amid resistance from the town's eccentric religious leader, Vern, and his all-encompassing influence over the young girls in their congregation. Beautiful prose detailing the life of a gripping and sympathetic main character, I can honestly say that this book changed me for the best." — Jennifer Rohrbach, Newtonville Books (Newton, MA) "About a third of the way through Godshot, I understood why so many of the writers I admire touted Chelsea Bieker’s debut as one of the most anticipated novels of 2020. I couldn’t put it down. I was desperate to know how Lacey would move through her life, a life somewhere between difficult and untenable. I had no idea how Godshot would end; I was touched that it ended with hope, space for redemption. Even though she touches on themes oft present in contemporary literary fiction, Bieker is an original. The plot was propulsive, and the characters were rendered with eerie precision. Bieker grounded the surreality of the setting in poignant detail. Well done, well done, well done." — Emily Perper, Curious Iguana (Frederick, MD) "When an eccentric evangelist arrives in drought-struck Peaches, California, with promises of rain and salvation, the locals are quick to form a flock. But soon one of the devout goes missing, the secret 'assignments' Pastor Vern demands of his parishioners come into focus, and fourteen-year-old Lacey May discovers there are things more worrisome than drought. Godshot is a cancel-your-plans/forget-to-eat/fail-to-notice-it’s-nighttime-till-you-glance-out-the-window-and-the-sun’s-gone-down kind of book. A dazzling, layered debut that both sated me and made me thirsty for whatever else Chelsea Bieker has in store." — Tove Holmberg, Powell's Books (Portland, OR) "Within the first chapter of Godshot , you can hear Chelsea Bieker's fist swinging toward you, but it still won't prepare you for the punch to the gut this book delivers. Lacey springs off the page in her first moments and takes you along with her on her dust-torn, glitter-stained, bloodied journey. Sometimes I get tired of reminders of how dangerous it is to be a woman (because dammit, I KNOW!), but Bieker's prose is so beautifully consuming I found myself whipping through words that twisted my insides. What a resounding book." —Amy Van Keuren, Savoy Bookshop & Cafe (Westerly, RI) «Lacey May is fourteen and living in Peaches, a drought-ridden town in Central California that has turned to the proselytizing Pastor Vern and his promise of relief rain in exchange for nothing less than their total devotion, when her mother is exiled from the community on the back of the bike of a Turquoise Cowboy, leaving Lacey to fend for herself against a desperate and wanting parish. Now, I can be tough on cult novels, but this one's got my heart. First, there's the cult backdrop itself, a dried-up, glitter-blasted, heat-lined horror show that manages to mirror and amplify the more nightmarish aspects of a misogynistic society. Then there's the hot-blooded and vibrant cast of characters that populate Lacey May's world, from her taxidermy-loving grandmother to her near-famous lawn-painting boyfriend and the acid-scarred call girl who saves. Finally, there's Lacey May's voice, which carries us through her faith, her doubts, her encounters with evil and despair, her bravery in the face of power, and her love-fueled search that won't stop until it's found some solid ground. There is so, so much divine female truth in these pages—a resource that is, to me, a substance more precious than gold.» —Molly Moore, BookPeople (Austin, TX) "Harrowing and brilliant, Chelsea Bieker's debut, Godshot , is a tour de force. Bieker takes you on a brutal path of one young woman's awakening amid climate disaster and the burgeoning religious cult she's found herself in. It's a novel about becoming, about womanhood and the dangerous inequities between men and women. It's propulsive and dark and funny. If R. O. Kwon's The Incendiaries were to marry Katherine Dunn's classic Geek Love , it would be this book. So drop whatever you're reading and pick up this book!" —Michelle Malonzo, Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempe, AZ) «Sometimes surreal, often surprising, and consistently heart-wrenching, this is a tale of womanhood, motherhood, female friendship, and community. It explores how our pasts, our tragedies, and our choices shape who we become and what we can overcome. Fourteen-year-old Lacey May was raised by a neglectful mother in a community under the spell of a religious zealot, Pastor Vern, who promised to return their barren, hellish, waterless town of Peaches, California, to its previous beloved and fertile condition. Lacey May is a virtuous, unquestioning, blissful follower of the Church of Vern, until her first blood comes and everything changes. Unexpectedly abandoned by her mother, Lacey May walks the pathway into womanhood alone—and it takes her to unexpected places. With the help of her mother's old romance novels, the women at the local house of disrepute, and a free-thinking midwife, Lacey begins to discover her female form and all the benefits and vulnerabilities it brings. As she awakens to the flaws of her hero-priest and his followers, she must choose who she wants to become: blessed sister of the blood, follower, orphan, sister, friend, wife, deserter, unbeliever, mother?» —Megan Irland, The River's End Bookstore (Oswego, NY) "With Godshot , Chelsea Bieker screams herself hoarse to tell us that violence against women and girls and domination over the natural environment are one and the same. In the subsiding desert of California's Central Valley, she draws a mirror between the claims men make to female bodies and the claims they make to the land and to the stories we tell about God and holiness. Evocative of Tara Westover, Vandana Shiva, Joan Didion, and the greatest odysseys (but without hardly going anywhere at all), this book has enough resilience to burst at its own seams. Shot through and patched up with perfection." —Afton Montgomery, Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)
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Тип: Wi-Fi розетка Тип подключения: Wi-Fi Общее напряжение (в): 220-240 Количество каналов: 1 Тип розеток: евро Голосовое управление: есть Страна-производитель: Китай