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She can often be found staring out at the sea, wishing for a new picture book idea. She lives in Hull, Massachusetts. Read something off the beaten path! Our Small Press Book Club will meet to discuss a book from an independent publisher. To contact our moderator, email smallpress brooklinebooksmith. Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them.
A collection of recipes, activities, and suggestions about hilarious and joyous ways to celebrate with family, friends, pets, and your entire community, My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! The Cult of Trump is an accessible and in-depth analysis of the president, showing that under the right circumstances, even sane, rational, well-adjusted people can be persuaded to believe the most outrageous ideas.
Steven Hassan is a mental health professional who specializes in helping people to recover from mind control as well as helping loved ones to exit without coercion. He has been helping people leave destructive relationships and organizations since after he was rescued from the infamous cult, the Moonies. Serena, Frankie, Raffa, and Nat collide and break apart like pool balls to come back together in an imagined post-divorce future.
Homeless Men is the collective story of women whose lives careen back into the past, to the places where pain lurks and haunts. With riotous energy and rage, they run towards the future in the hopes of untangling themselves from failure to succeed and fail again. Kate Wisel is a native of Boston. She currently lives in Chicago and teaches at Columbia College Chicago. Our Transnational Literature Series further explores migration, exile, and displacement through foreign film. A small coastal strip that measures just twenty-five miles by six, Gaza is home to almost two million people who have lived under siege since Tickets required.
Transnational Series attendees receive a special discount. Toddy Smith is a performer, writer and leading digital content creator and member of the Vlog Squad who has amassed a following of over 4 million adoring fans. Toddy has ties with Calvin Klein ambassador of their Coachella campaign , and Smirnoff recurring face of the brand. He has a lifestyle clothing brand, Gothic Mochas. He hopes to continue to use his platform to stop bullying while encouraging people not to take themselves too seriously, and to inspire fun.
Darren Nuzzo is a writer and performer from Southern California. His fiction work has been anthologized in esteemed literary journals and his articles have appeared in numerous University newspapers. Off the page, his stand-up routines have been seen by his continuously growing fanbase at various open mics, and the occasional lingering patron. Darren built a cult social media following through his lengthy literary captions accompanying various photos of himself. As a fitness guru, sustainability advocate, self-proclaimed wizard, and hippy at heart, Darren brings a unique outlook to his literature.
Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. Gary Janetti , the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life.
Learn more about the full show here. They share an office at Mythical Entertainment, the company they co-founded, but live separately with their respective wives, children, and dogs in Los Angeles. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind.
Derek Desierto , illustrator of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes , is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. This revised and updated second edition includes new entries and a fold-out road trip map with a dream itinerary to offer readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth.
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The son of a circus performer and an anthropology professor, Jack Lepiarz received his broadcasting degree from Emerson College, where he worked as an anchor, producer and news director for WERS He joined WBUR in the spring of , and maintains a healthy love for performing and the circus. It will now take place downstairs at Brookline Booksmith. All other details remain the same.
This event will consist of a talk at Coolidge Corner Theatre, followed by a signing at Brookline Booksmith. Everything has been hidden from Roxanne G. That visit is the start of a tumultuous journey, in which she first learns about a profoundly disabled sister who lives in a residential community in the Galilee and later begins to unearth disturbing long-held family secrets. How far should Roxanne go to care for the wounded people in her life—her mother, her sister, the man who professes undying love?
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Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another—and to one another—as we fight to become ourselves. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. She teaches at Virginia Tech University. Stephanie Burt is a poet, literary critic, and professor. Grab a treat and take a seat! All are welcome and no sign-up is required.
Please note that this event is not gluten free! When Tonya Mezrich was little, she preferred art to reading. But then she learned reading could be just as cool, and so could writing books. She attended Tufts University where she studied French Literature, art history and dentistry. She later became a jewelry designer, a fashion designer and produced and co-hosted the TV show Style Boston. She and Ben live in Boston with their two kids and a pug.
You can follow her at tonyamezrich. Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in Since then he has published 20 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network , and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than two million copies in 15 languages and became the basis for the 1 Box Office Hit movie He travels the world speaking to audiences of all ages about writing books and the adventures he has experienced from each of his stories.
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Circle, Square, and Star each get a part. The others think he sounds like a type of dinosaur. Determined to show off his usefulness, Trapezoid tries to act like the other shapes, to no avail. Eventually, though, Trapezoid celebrates his own distinct shape properties in order to become part of the performance. She loves words, art, and the magic of a page turn. Suzanne makes her marks by hand, using pencils, ink, watercolor, and collage with digital retouching. She believes the power of the imagination is the gateway to freedom. Award for Book of the Year Fiction.
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Jason Cosmo: b. Born in the village of Lower Hicksnittle in the Kingdom of Darnk , the most dismal, remote and obscure of the Eleven Kingdoms. Jason lived a fairly unremarkable life as a woodcutter and turnip farmer until the spring of AH , when the bounty hunter Lombardo of Calador arrived in Lower Hicksnittle, claiming that there was a bounty of ten million carats on Jason's head.
After defeating Lombardo and his henchman Guido , Jason was expelled from the village by his fellow Hicksnittlers. Numerous adventures followed, which will not be summarized here because, really, you should read the book. Jason's father was Jolan Cosmo , a simple, honest, hard-working woodcutter in Lower Hicksnittle, where the Cosmo family had lived for at least three generations. Jason's mother, Janna Cosmo , was the runaway daughter of a minor landholder in Brythalia.
She taught Jason to read and write, though these were considered useless and potentially dangerous skills in Darnk. Jason grew up reading and rereading his mother's small library of books on history, geography, mathematics and other topics. His knowledge had many gaps, but he was highly educated by Darnkite standards.
As a child, Jason did not venture far from Lower Hicksnittle, but he is known to have visited Offal once for the Feast of the Moldy Biscuits. Both of Jason's parents were killed by a plague in A. It is not certain exactly which plague did them in, as there are usually several plagues ravaging Darnk at any given time. Orphaned and left to fend for himself, but already near his full-grown size and strength, young Jason took over his father's role as Lower Hicksnittle's woodcutter, while also maintaining a small turnip patch. As he reached maturity, most of the eligible young women in Lower Hicksnittle and nearby settlements perished from plague or other mishap.
In late , wanted posters began to appear across the Eleven Kingdoms offering a reward of ten million carats for the death or capture of "Jason Cosmo. Meantime, the true Jason remained in Lower Hicksnittle, innocent of any wrongdoing and ignorant of this rampant Cosmomania.
Surviving the confrontation and surprised to learn he was a wanted man, Jason sought information in the nearby town of Whiteswab , where he met the wizard Mercury Boltblaster. Accosted by Dylan of Ganth and the Black Bolts , they fled.
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Later that night, the pair received a visitation from He Who Sits On The Porch , who informed Jason he had been transferred by The Gods from the Roll of Woodcutters to the Roll of Heroes , and would henceforth play a vital role in determining the fate of the world and the nature of the Next Age of Arden.
Soon thereafter, Jason rescued the sisters Sapphrina and Rubis Corundum from captivity in the city of Offal. In the course of his adventures, Jason attracted the notice of Goddess Rae , who insisted on becoming his patron goddess and making Jason the Champion of Rae , her chosen hero. As her Champion, Jason received the Blessing of Rae , which grants hims the strength of ten men, possibly eleven, when the rays of the sun shine upon him.
You will oppose the Society and all other evildoers who would enslave mankind. At the Shrine of Greenleaf , Jason learned he was expected to take on an even greater role as Champion of The Gods , serving as a successor to the Mighty Champion , and charged with upholding good over evil across Arden. After passing the Test of Heroes , Jason was granted possession of the relics of the Mighty Champion, including the sword Overwhelm , the shield Gardswell , and the suit of armor Jason privately and a bit sheepishly dubbed the Cosmosuit.
After his torture at the hands of the Society, a confrontation with Asmodraxas, a brutal duel with Natalia Slash, and facing down the very Jaws of Death, Cosmo was somewhat dead and collapsed into a Paradise coma.
His spirit was conveyed to the Gates of Glory where he met Rae, Arkayne and Great Whoosh who informed him they were pleased with his accomplishments. The Gods also told Jason he was not a reincarnation of the Mighty Champion, but was descended from him, and confirmed that they did not know the location of the Superwand. As a reward for his faithful service, The Gods granted Jason the choice of whether to live and continue his service as Champion of The Gods or die and be received into the halls of Paradise and claim eternal bliss. Cosmo chose to return to life. Meanwhile, in the physical realm, Mercury Boltblaster dragged Cosmo to safety at the Raelnan embassy in Caratha, where healers tended him for the three days his Paradise coma persisted.
Upon awakening, he was restored to full health and his aura had reverted to Standard Auric. Following his initial adventures, Jason settled in Caratha in late spring of He began with a visit to the attorney Periglio to claim the Society's ten million carat bounty for himself. This immediately made him one of the richest men in Caratha. By early summer of that year his fortune had grown enough to make him the ninth richest man in the city. Recognizing their financial acumen and his own lack thereof, Jason placed his fortune in the care of Sapphrina and Rubis, who soon increased his net worth to fifteen million carats.
Various minor adventures ensued through late spring and early summer, including the destruction of four homes and the need to replace all accompanying clothing and furnishings. During this period, Jason paid multiple fines for disturbing the peace and large sums in compensation for the massive property damage that resulted from his various mishaps.
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