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Blackbird Blues (eBook, ePUB)
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With the help of sixty-year-old black jazz man Lucius, Mary Kaye O'Donnell, an eighteen-year-old Irish-American woman and aspiring jazz singer in Chicago, finds her way toward dealing with an unwanted pregnancy and the death of Sister Michaeline, her voice coach, jazz mentor, and only guide through the bedlam of her childhood.Mary Kaye's neighbor, Judge Engelmann, introduced her to the work of James Baldwin and the nuns exposed her to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but Lucius is the first black person Mary Kaye comes to really know. They bond over Sister Michaeline's untimely death. Over time, Lucius helps Mary Kaye launch her career as a singer in his jazz band. He also gives her Sister Michaeline's diary from her early cloistered years, saying it was the nun's wish. In reading the diary and in conversations with Lucius and Judge Engelmann, Mary Kaye discovers disillusioning aspects and secrets of her beloved mentor.This is Mary Kaye's coming-of-age story as she weighs her options based on the diary, her faith, and her music, set against the background of illegal abortion and child abandonment in the 1963 Chicago world of civil rights and interracial jazz. It is entirely a work of fiction, but in today's political climate one could imagine something similar becoming real.

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Blackbird Blues (eBook, ePUB)
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With the help of sixty-year-old black jazz man Lucius, Mary Kaye O'Donnell, an eighteen-year-old Irish-American woman and aspiring jazz singer in Chicago, finds her way toward dealing with an unwanted pregnancy and the death of Sister Michaeline, her voice coach, jazz mentor, and only guide through the bedlam of her childhood.Mary Kaye's neighbor, Judge Engelmann, introduced her to the work of James Baldwin and the nuns exposed her to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but Lucius is the first black person Mary Kaye comes to really know. They bond over Sister Michaeline's untimely death. Over time, Lucius helps Mary Kaye launch her career as a singer in his jazz band. He also gives her Sister Michaeline's diary from her early cloistered years, saying it was the nun's wish. In reading the diary and in conversations with Lucius and Judge Engelmann, Mary Kaye discovers disillusioning aspects and secrets of her beloved mentor.This is Mary Kaye's coming-of-age story as she weighs her options based on the diary, her faith, and her music, set against the background of illegal abortion and child abandonment in the 1963 Chicago world of civil rights and interracial jazz. It is entirely a work of fiction, but in today's political climate one could imagine something similar becoming real.

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Artemis
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Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon... 'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon. Population 2,000. Mostly tourists. Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough. So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous... What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller: 'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One 'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars 'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars 'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian 'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars 'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars 'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly 'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars

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Artemis
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Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon... 'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon. Population 2,000. Mostly tourists. Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough. So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous... What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller: 'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One 'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars 'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars 'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian 'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars 'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars 'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly 'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars

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Amazing Grace: 13 Conversations About the Life ...
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This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews:Embracing Your Life: Tara Brach is a psychologist, Buddhist meditation teacher, and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.The Gift of Silence: Parker Palmer is a Quaker writer, educator, activist, and author of Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.Alone in a Cave: Tenzin Palmo was one of the first Western women ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun.Divine Music: Jazz singer Kurt Elling talks about reaching for the divine through his music.In Praise of the Wild: Pattiann Rogers tells Jim Fleming that naming things is the way to notice and appreciate them.Evening Blessings: M.J. Ryan wants to revive the custom of saying grace before meals.The Path of Gratitude: Gregg Krech talks about the Japanese tradition of Naikan-conscious thankfulness for everything that positively impacts your life.The Town that Talks to the Dead: Christine Wicker talks about the small upstate NY town that has the world's largest community of Spiritualists.Love Never Dies: Justine Picardie's book chronicles her efforts to contact her sister Ruth's spirit in the year after Ruth's death from breast cancer.Life Without God: Novelist Jim Crace (Being Dead) says he's an atheist and wanted to find a way of talking about death that doesn't depend on God.A Leap of Faith: Yann Martel (Life of Pi) says researching his book turned him into a churchgoer.Redemption: Jimmy Santiago Baca was illiterate and in a maximum security prison when he fell in love with poetry.Living a Good Life: Rabbi Harold Kushner says that people need to believe their lives are meaningful. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/000544/rt_tbon_000544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Empowering and Motivating Yourself for Success ...
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This audiobook is going to teach you how self-awareness can help you in overcoming day-to-day challenges and help you achieve success in your career.Most of us have the keys to becoming successful but we just fail to realize that the key lies within us. Some people go about looking for success and ways to improve their lives every day without knowing it has been lying within their reach all the while.There is a popular saying that a problem is solved when you take the first step of admitting that you have a problem. This is true regarding every aspect of one’s life. Self-awareness is the key to improving one’s life and achieving success. Knowledge is power.Self-awareness, otherwise known as self-knowledge means understanding your own desires, failings, habits, needs, and everything about you. The more you understand and know more about yourself, the better you know the steps to take in improving your life. Ultimately, when you pay attention to your emotions and how you work, you will understand why you do the things you do. The more you understand your weaknesses and your habits, the better it gets to improve on them.You can read all the motivational books out there, you can make use of all the tips of achieving the success that you see on the screen but it’s pointless when you don’t know yourself enough to know which works for you. For instance, a young boy in college, he loved music so much that each time he tried to study, he was always listed to music but then when exams came and he tried to remember what he has read, he only remembered the lyrics of the song he was listening to at that time. He thought because his friend was able to assimilate more with the help of music, he thought the same would work for him. He tried every type of music, both jazz, hip-hop, RnB, nothing worked until one night when he was so frustrated he turned off the music in the midnight and tried to read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Seed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163337/bk_acx0_163337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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We Called It Music
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Eddie Condon (1905-1973) pioneered a kind of jazz popularly known as Chicago-Dixieland, though musicians refer to it simply as Condon style. Played by small ensembles with driving beat, it was and is an informal, exciting music, slightly disjointed and often mischievous. The same could be said of Condon's autobiography, We Called It Music, a book widely celebrated for capturing the camaraderie of early jazz. Condon's wit was as legendary as the music he boosted. Here is Condon on modern jazz: 'The boopers flat their fifths. We consume ours.' On Bix Beiderbecke: 'The sound came out like a girl saying yes.' On the New York subway: 'It was my first ride in a sewer.' When his memoir was first published,to great acclaim,in 1947, he was well known as a newspaper columnist, radio personality, saloon keeper, guitarist, and bandleader. He was the ideal man to come up with an insightful portrait of the early days of white jazz, and his book offers nonpareil accounts of many of the jazz greats of that era, including Beiderbacke, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, Jimmy McPartland, Gene Krupa, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and Bing Crosby.These were the days when jazz was popularly associated with Paul Whiteman and Irving Berlin. Condon considered true jazz an outlaw music and himself an outlaw. He and his cohorts tried to get as close as possible to the black roots of jazz, a scandalous thing in the'20s. Along the way he facilitated one of the first integrated recording sessions. We Called It Music, now published with an introduction by Gary Giddins that places the book in historical context, remains essential reading for anyone interested in the wild and restless beginnings of America's great musical art, or in the wit and vinegar of Eddie Condon.

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Birth of the Cool
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Miles Davis and Juliette Greco, Jackson Pollock and Jack Kerouac, Marlon Brando and Bob Dylan and William Burroughs. What do all these people have in common? Fame, of course, and undeniable talent. But most of all, they were cool. Birth of the Cool is a stunningly illustrated, brilliantly written cultural history of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s -- the decades in which cool was born. From intimate interviews with cool icons like poet Allen Ginsberg, bop saxophonist Jackie McLean, and Living Theatre cofounder Judith Malina, award-winning journalist and poet Lewis MacAdams extracts the essence of cool. Taking us inside the most influential and experimental art movements of the twentieth century -- from the Harlem jazz joints where Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker invented bebop to the back room at Max´s Kansas City when Andy Warhol was holding court to backstage at the Newport Folk Festival the night Bob Dylan went electric, from Surrealism to the Black Mountain School to Zen -- MacAdams traces the evolution of cool from the very fringes of society to the mainstream. Born of World War II, raised on atomic-age paranoia, cast out of the culture by the realities of racism and the insanity of the Cold War, cool is now, perversely, as conventional as you can get. Allen Ginsberg suited up for Gap ads. Volvo appropriated a phrase from Jack Kerouac´s On the Road for its TV commercials. How one became the other is a terrific story, and it is presented here in a gorgeous package, rich with the coolest photographs of the black-and-white era from Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, and many others. Drawing a direct line between Lester Young wearing his pork-pie hat and his crepe-sole shoes staring out his hotel window at Birdland to the author´s three-year-old daughter saying 'cool' while watching a Scooby-Doo cartoon at the cusp of a new millennium, Birth of the Cool is a cool book about a hot subject...maybe even the coolest book ever.

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Artemis
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Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon... 'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon. Population 2,000. Mostly tourists. Some criminals. Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough. So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous... What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller: 'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One 'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars 'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars 'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian 'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars 'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars 'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly 'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars

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