Dimestore

Dimestore
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781616206468
Available:
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ÒA memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generousÊheart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity.ÓÑThe New York Times Book Review ÒThis is Smith at her finest.ÓÑLibrary Journal, starred review Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee SmithÕs youth was a place of coal miners, tent revivals, mountain music, drive-in theaters, and her daddyÕs dimestore. When she was sent off to college to gain some Òculture,Ó she understood that perhaps the richest culture she would ever know was the one she was leaving. Lee SmithÕs fiction has always lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.Ê DimestoreÕs fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Together, they create an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.

Dime Store Magic

Dime Store Magic
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9780553593778
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Release: 2010
Editor: Bantam
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

After the death of her mother, Paige Winterbourne inherits the role of leader of the American Coven of Witches and is put in charge of an orphan girl who is all too willing to use her powers for evil and must be shown the proper way to use her magic.

The Great Dimestore Centennial

The Great Dimestore Centennial
Author: Don Byrd
Pages: 169
ISBN: UOM:39015060005587
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Release: 2002
Editor: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
Language: en

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P."--BOOK JACKET.

American Dimestore Toy Soldiers and Figures

American Dimestore Toy Soldiers and Figures
Author: Don Pielin,Norman Joplin,Verne Johnson
Pages: 239
ISBN: 0764311891
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Release: 2000
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first all-color book devoted to collecting the toy soldiers and figures that were sold in the Five-and-Dime stores. Over 650 photographs, showing in excess of three thousand toy figures, are arranged in thematic style and cover military and non-military toys. Complete with price guide, terminology, index, and over 60 manufacturers products. Thematic/category chapters make it easy for experienced and new collectors to easily locate figures.

Plastic Toys

Plastic Toys
Author: Bill Hanlon,David Belda
Pages: 296
ISBN: 088740460X
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Release: 1993
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Colorful plastic toys from the 1940s and '50s including cars, trucks, airplanes, dolls and dollhouse furniture are displayed and identified in detail here. Useful information on how to evaluate, repair, and care for your collection and identify toys whose origins until now were a complete mystery. The plastic toy manufacturers are thoroughly discussed.

Dime store Alchemy

Dime store Alchemy
Author: Charles Simic,Joseph Cornell
Pages: 82
ISBN: UOM:39015067657273
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Release: 2006
Editor: NYRB Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In Dime-Store Alchemy, Charles Simic, one of contemporary America's most idiosyncratic, engaging, and skillfull poets, reflects on the art of the homegrown American surrealist Joseph Cornell.

Dime Store Magic

Dime Store Magic
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307358752
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Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From Canada’s new queen of suspense, another hugely entertaining supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be enchanted . . . Forget the cackling green hag in The Wizard of Oz, forget Samantha from Bewitched. Real witches are nothing, NOTHING like this. For years real witches have hidden their powers, afraid of being persecuted. They have integrated so well into the community, you could have a witch living right next door and never know about it. Take Paige, for instance, whom we first met in Kelley Armstrong’s novel Stolen. Just an ordinary twenty-something who runs her own website design company, worries about her weight and wonders if she’ll ever find a boyfriend. Okay, so she’s leader of the American Coven and guardian of Savannah, the teenage daughter of a black witch. Really, life is ordinary. But then a telekinetic half-demon, Leah O’Donnell, shows up to fight for custody of Savannah. And although Paige is ready for her, she’s not quite so prepared for the team of supernaturals that Leah brings with her, including a powerful sorcerer who claims to be Savannah’s father. When all hell breaks loose -- literally -- and Paige is accused of witchcraft, Satanism and murder, the Coven, fearing exposure, abandons her. Cut off from her friends, Paige is forced against her better judgment to accept the help of a young sorcerer lawyer. And she quickly comes to realize that keeping Savannah could mean losing everything else. Breathtakingly thrilling, hip and funny, this new novel is another page-turning triumph from an author who is going from strength to strength. “I had a feeding frenzy on my front lawn, an unconscious paranormal investigator on my stairs, and, somewhere out there, an entire Cabal special projects team devoted to ruining my life.” -- from Dime Store Magic

Guests on Earth

Guests on Earth
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781616203467
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Reading Lee Smith ranks among the great pleasures of American fiction . . . Gives evidence again of the grace and insight that distinguish her work.” —Robert Stone, author of Death of the Black-Haired Girl It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them. Author Lee Smith has created, through a seamless blending of fiction and fact, a mesmerizing novel about a world apart--in which art and madness are luminously intertwined.

Dimestore Confessions

Dimestore Confessions
Author: C.R. Asher
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781312348356
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Release: 2014-07-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of wonderful and reasonably priced poetry for the spendthrift connoisseur.

The World Through the Dime Store Door

The World Through the Dime Store Door
Author: Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780817320775
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: University Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A coming-of-age memoir evoking farm, mining, and small-town life in Alabama's Tuscaloosa County as the world transitions from the Great Depression to World War II In the 1930s, the rural South was in the throes of the Great Depression. Farm life was monotonous and hard, but a timid yet curious teenager thought it worth recording. Aileen Kilgore Henderson kept a chronicle of her family's daily struggles in Tuscaloosa County alongside events in the wider world she gleaned from shortwave radio and the occasional newspaper. She wrote about Howard Hughes's round-the-world flight, her dreams of sitting on the patio of Shepheard's Hotel to watch Lawrence of Arabia ride in from the desert, and her horror at the rise to power in Germany of a bizarre politician named Adolf Hitler. Henderson longed to join the vast world beyond the farm, but feared leaving the refuge of her family and beloved animals. Yet, with her father's encouragement, she did leave, becoming a clerk in the Kress dime store in downtown Tuscaloosa. Despite long workdays and a lengthy bus commute, she continued to record her observations and experiences in her diary, for every day at the dime store was interesting and exciting for an observant young woman who found herself considering new ideas and different points of view. Drawing on her diary entries from the 1930s and early 1940s, Henderson recollects a time of sweeping change for Tuscaloosa and the South. The World through the Dime Store Door is a personal and engaging account of a Southern town and its environs in transition told through the eyes of a poor young woman with only a high school education but gifted with a lively mind and an openness to life.

New from Dimestore Dreams

New from Dimestore Dreams
Author: Dimestore Dreams (Firm),Binary Arts Corporation
Pages: 1
ISBN: OCLC:123912873
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Dime Store Decorating

Dime Store Decorating
Author: Jill Williams Grover
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1402705700
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A flea market find, a yard sale bargain, a store-bought steal: decorate at a discount--but with panache! Dip into these creative, innovative ideas that take almost no time and require only minimal skills. Choose from such colorful categories as Think Pink, Stars and Jars, Quite Bright, Leopard Spots and Pots, and Right with White, and transform those everyday items into candle bottles, animal print table settings, frames, scrapbooks, picnic baskets, bedroom decor, vases and lots more!

Dime store Dream Parade

Dime store Dream Parade
Author: Robert Heide,John Gilman
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0525181504
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Release: 1979
Editor: Dutton Adult
Language: en

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Industrial Magic

Industrial Magic
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780553901009
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Release: 2004-10-26
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet the smart, sexy — supernatural — women of the otherworld. This is not your mother’s coven... Kelley Armstrong returns with the eagerly awaited follow-up to Dime Store Magic. Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all.. . . In the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new Coven for a new generation. But while Paige pitches her vision to uptight thirty-something witches in business suits, a more urgent matter commands her attention. Someone is murdering the teenage offspring of the underworld’s most influential Cabals — a circle of families that makes the mob look like amateurs. And none is more powerful than the Cortez Cabal, a faction Paige is intimately acquainted with. Lucas Cortez, the rebel son and unwilling heir, is none other than her boyfriend. But love isn’t blind, and Paige has her eyes wide open as she is drawn into a hunt for an unnatural-born killer. Pitted against shamans, demons, and goons, it’s a battle chilling enough to make a wild young woman grow up in a hurry. If she gets the chance.

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780307370808
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Release: 2010-05-28
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not a story about me through their eyes then. Find the beginning, the slight silver key to unlock it, to dig it out. Here then is a maze to begin, be in. (p. 20) Funny yet horrifying, improvisational yet highly distilled, unflinchingly violent yet tender and elegiac, Michael Ondaatje’s ground-breaking book The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a highly polished and self-aware lens focused on the era of one of the most mythologized anti-heroes of the American West. This revolutionary collage of poetry and prose, layered with photos, illustrations and “clippings,” astounded Canada and the world when it was first published in 1969. It earned then-little-known Ondaatje his first of several Governor General’s Awards and brazenly challenged the world’s notions of history and literature. Ondaatje’s Billy the Kid (aka William H. Bonney / Henry McCarty / Henry Antrim) is not the clichéd dimestore comicbook gunslinger later parodied within the pages of this book. Instead, he is a beautiful and dangerous chimera with a voice: driven and kinetic, he also yearns for blankness and rest. A poet and lover, possessing intelligence and sensory discernment far beyond his life’s 21 year allotment, he is also a resolute killer. His friend and nemesis is Sheriff Pat Garrett, who will go on to his own fame (or infamy) for Billy’s execution. Himself a web of contradictions, Ondaatje’s Garrett is “a sane assassin sane assassin sane assassin sane assassin sane assassin sane” (p. 29) who has taught himself a language he’ll never use and has trained himself to be immune to intoxication. As the hero and anti-hero engage in the counterpoint that will lead to Billy’s predetermined death, they are joined by figures both real and imagined, including the homesteaders John and Sallie Chisum, Billy’s lover Angela D, and a passel of outlaws and lawmakers. The voices and images meld, joined by Ondaatje’s own, in a magnificent polyphonic dream of what it means to feel and think and freely act, knowing this breath is your last and you are about to be trapped by history. I am here with the range for everything corpuscle muscle hair hands that need the rub of metal those senses that that want to crash things with an axe that listen to deep buried veins in our palms those who move in dreams over your women night near you, every paw, the invisible hooves the mind’s invisible blackout the intricate never the body’s waiting rut. (p. 72)

Between a Book and a Hard Place

Between a Book and a Hard Place
Author: Denise Swanson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698411289
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of Dying for a Cupcake returns with a new mystery filled with lost family, hidden treasure, and long-buried secrets... Five-and-dime store owner Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair moved to Shadow Bend for her family. But when her long-lost mother shows up in town, she realizes too much kin can be killer... Shadow Bend’s library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev’s excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette’s latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett’s intentions aren’t as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they’re really up to, Jett turns up dead—and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect. Even though Dev has no loyalty to Yvette, she’s in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn’t commit...

On Agate Hill

On Agate Hill
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1565126580
Available:
Release: 2007-08-28
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones. It's through these treasured mementos that we meet Molly Petree. Raised in those ruins and orphaned by the Civil War, Molly is a refugee who has no interest in self-pity. When a mysterious benefactor appears out her father's past to rescue her, she never looks back. Spanning half a century, On Agate Hill follows Molly’s passionate, picaresque journey through love, betrayal, motherhood, a murder trial—and back home to Agate Hill under circumstances she never could have imagined.

The Last Girls

The Last Girls
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781565128750
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Release: 2002-08-12
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the Paducah, Kentucky, paper. Thirty-five years later, four of those "girls" reunite to cruise the river again. This time it's on the luxury steamboat, The Belle of Natchez, and there's no publicity. This time, when they reach New Orleans, they'll give the river the ashes of a fifth rafter-beautiful Margaret ("Baby") Ballou. Revered for her powerful female characters, here Lee Smith tells a brilliantly authoritative story of how college pals who grew up in an era when they were still called "girls" have negotiated life as "women." Harriet Holding is a hesitant teacher who has never married (she can't explain why, even to herself). Courtney Gray struggles to step away from her Southern Living-style life. Catherine Wilson, a sculptor, is suffocating in her happy third marriage. Anna Todd is a world-famous romance novelist escaping her own tragedies through her fiction. And finally there is Baby, the girl they come to bury-along with their memories of her rebellions and betrayals. THE LAST GIRLS is wonderful reading. It's also wonderfully revealing of women's lives-of the idea of romance, of the relevance of past to present, of memory and desire.

Dimestore Soldiers

Dimestore Soldiers
Author: Gordon Rouze
Pages: 27
ISBN: OCLC:56815350
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Lions and Tigers and Murder Oh My

Lions and Tigers and Murder  Oh My
Author: Denise Swanson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698411296
Available:
Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Between a Book and a Hard Place comes the latest Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery—and it packs a bite. Opening up a dime store in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair thought she’d left the wilds of city life behind her. But she’s about to discover that even rural life can be beastly. . . Handsome private investigator Jake Del Vecchio has rented the office space on the second floor above Devereaux’s dime store, and Dev now finds herself embroiled in his first case, which involves Gabriella Winston, the missing wife of wealthy philanthropist Elliot Winston. Elliot is determined to open a wildlife park on the edge of town but is facing all sorts of angry opposition—including Gabriella. After the Winstons have a bitter fight, Gabriella disappears, and their house is ransacked. The authorities are quick to claim Elliot killed his wife, but Dev’s not so sure. One thing is certain: Claws are out in Shadow Bend. . . .