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Donna Summer's Once Upon a Time

By Alex Jeffery
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1501355473
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 115
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Contradicting assumptions that disco albums are shallow and packed with filler, Donna Summer's double album Once Upon A Time stands out as a piece that delivers on its promise of an immaculately crafted journey from start to finish. A new interpretation of the Cinderella story, it is set in the then contemporary world of New York disco and takes the listener on a journey from urban isolation and deep despair to joy and vindication, all filtered through the mind of its naïve and fantasy-prone protagonist. As well as charting the production of the album within the legendary Munich Machine in Germany, this book digs deep into the album's rich themes and subtexts. Approaching the book from inventive angles, the four essays within the book act as a prism connecting the reader to the classical aspirations of Eurodisco, the history of the black fairy tale and a queer knowledge that reads Summer's Cinderella tale in some surprising ways.

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  • File Pdf: once-upon-a-cabin.pdf

Book Summary:

Two sisters from Texas find themselves exiled to Alaska . . . and thrown into the arms of two very different men. Tori and McKenna St. James have been living comfortably on their trust funds in Dallas. But their uncle Monty, keeper of the purse strings, decides to push them out of their comfort zones by requiring them to spend one year in Alaska or lose their inheritance. Initially the sisters are stunned, but they aren't willing to back down from the challenge. Tori is sent to a primitive homestead outside the tiny town of Sweet Home. She had been prepared to forego fashion magazines and lattes, but not electricity and running water! Will her rugged wilderness guide, Jesse Montana, teach her to survive, or send her fleeing back to civilization? Meanwhile, outdoorsy McKenna is stuck within the concrete walls of an Anchorage bank. Her sexy boss Luke McAvoy is tasked with teaching her the business but what he’s really doing is tempting her. Not that she’s the type to fall for a stuffed suit like him. Tori and McKenna find much needed solace with Sweet Home’s Sisterhood of the Quilt. Will this crafty group of women be up to the challenge of teaching two outsiders how to sew—and perhaps how to love?

Going Platinum

By Brett Ermilio,Josh Levine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 149301627X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 163
  • File Pdf: going-platinum.pdf

Book Summary:

The story of the legendary producer, Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, who made superstars of the 1970’s that have stood the test of time: KISS, Donna Summer, the Village People, and Parliament-Funkadelic. Bogart is the upcoming subject of the Justin Timberlake film Spinning Gold.

Dark Shimmer

By Donna Jo Napoli
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Isbn : 037598917X
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 304
  • File Pdf: dark-shimmer.pdf

Book Summary:

Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl. Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her . . . and so evil begins in innocence.

Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out From the Shadow of Abuse

By Annette Gagliardi,Laura Kozy Lanik
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Two Sisters Dreaming
  • Isbn : 1645163830
  • Pages : 141
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 899
  • File Pdf: upon-waking.pdf

Book Summary:

“Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out From the Shadow of Abuse" is the culmination of the Let’s Talk About It! Poetry Project created by Annette Gagliardi and Laura Kozy Lanik and represents the work of 58 poets from around the state and the country and Canada. Whether we have had first hand experiences or not, the subject of abuse shapes the world we are in. It is our hope that the many victims of abuse can find solace within these pages or that their voice is echoed in one or more of these poems. Even if you are not a victim of abuse, these poems help us become more aware of the atrocities, told and untold, that happen daily and make us more empathetic to the long healing process of survivors.

Light Shining Out of Darkness

By Hugh Hood
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Isbn : 1771961899
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 245
  • File Pdf: light-shining-out-of-darkness.pdf

Book Summary:

Like the paintings of Jan Vermeer and Edward Hopper, Hugh Hood’s short fiction looks hard at what some might call the surface of things. Like the finely wrought realism of those canvases, Hood’s super-realist style doesn’t just see—it sees into. While his early publications prompted his reputation as an originator of Canadian modernism, Hood’s work taken as a whole reveals a philosophy far older: that of the allegorist. Like Dante’s pilgrim, Hood’s narrator finds spiritual truths in recognizable forms, affirming again and again the imagination’s capacity for penetrating insight and the transcendental potential of art. As he wrote in 1971, “I have at all times endeavoured to look steadily at my subjects. I hope my gaze has helped to light them up.” With a foreword by John Metcalf, Light Shining Out of Darkness collects twenty-five of the best stories by this modern master of the form, whose sensibility set him apart from the writers of his generation and continues to distinguish his oeuvre as among the 20th century’s most enduring. Best understood as a suite of modern meditations, seemingly quotidian explorations of salvation, temptation, and damnation in an irreligious world, Hood balances insight into human failing with compassion for our shared condition.

In the Summer of My Life

By David Guillen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1543447880
  • Pages : 334
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 539
  • File Pdf: in-the-summer-of-my-life.pdf

Book Summary:

"In the Summer of My Life, is David Guillens second book of autobiography. In it the author recalls his time in Hollywood in the 1950s, and the hedonistic lifestyle of young hopefuls like himself hoping for a break in the towns glamorous industry. He revisits his old drama school and recalls the acting classes, the voice lessons, the student camaraderie, the Saturday night parties, the auditions, the temporary jobs, the lonely times and the constant struggle to survive. And then one day he meets a pretty English girl with blue eyes and a dimpled smile and his days in the wilderness are over.

Journey: Memoirs of a Time-travelling Criminal

By Eddy Glass
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 0244757542
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 954
  • File Pdf: journey.pdf

Book Summary:

"But the truth is I do have a secret, one so fantastically fucking unbelievable that I dared not tell a living soul, in case they put me in a rubber room for the rest of eternity, I dare say quite a few of the padded cells in every mental asylum are occupied by alien abductees, Jesus Christ’s, Adolf Hitler’s and unwilling time travelers." ... "How would you live your life differently if you could go back in time knowing what you now know about life and people? Well pilgrims, this is exactly the experience of seasoned criminal Frank Priest when he wakes up to find himself as a 25 year old in 1965... and it’s not long before he goes back to doing what he does best. Only this time, with future knowledge and ingenuity, it’s not long before he’s getting rich, partying hard and sorting out quite a few bad guys - and all the time staying one step ahead of the Old Bill."

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

By Bernard Alger Drew
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Isbn : 1563086158
  • Pages : 531
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 478
  • File Pdf: the-100-most-popular-young-adult-authors.pdf

Book Summary:

Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading

The Other Black Girl

By Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982160152
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 538
  • File Pdf: the-other-black-girl.pdf

Book Summary:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune, and BBC ​​Named a Best Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Esquire, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, and NPR ​​​​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.