Dimestore

Dimestore
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781616206468
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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: en

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.

Dimestore Confessions

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

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

Explanation of the Book:

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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: en

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

Nickeled and Dimed to Death

Nickeled and Dimed to Death
Author: Denise Swanson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101604090
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Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s “slightly zany”* new mystery series, Devereaux Sinclair loves running her old-fashioned store in her small Missouri hometown. If only murder didn’t keep landing on her doorstep… Dev’s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She’s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers her a great deal on antique chocolate molds that would be perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds actually belong to Elise’s soon-to-be ex-husband? In buying them, has Dev committed a felony? When Elise is found shot to death, the mystery deepens—and Dev’s good friend Boone, who discovered the body, is taken into custody. With the help of her best buds, Dev must clear Boone’s name and find the real killer. Good thing that when it comes to amateur sleuths, they broke the mold with Dev Sinclair. *Library Journal

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.

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: en

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Little Shop of Homicide

Little Shop of Homicide
Author: Denise Swanson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101576953
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Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiancée, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving twenty-five to life...

Dime Store Alchemy

Dime Store Alchemy
Author: Charles Simic
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781590174869
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Release: 2011
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in Paperback In Dime-Store Alchemy, poet Charles Simic reflects on the life and work of Joseph Cornell, the maverick surrealist who is one of America's great artists. Simic's spare prose is as enchanting and luminous as the mysterious boxes of found objects for which Cornell is justly renowned.

Plastic Toys

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

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.

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: en

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.

Dime store Alchemy

Dime store Alchemy
Author: Charles Simic
Pages: 82
ISBN: UOM:39015067657273
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Release: 2006
Editor: NYRB Classics
Language: en

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.

Dimestore Soldiers

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

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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)

Dimestore Wuxia Big Trouble in Carsontown

Dimestore Wuxia   Big Trouble in Carsontown
Author: MR Ian Winchester
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1523292563
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Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Penny Dreadful is a Federation Ranger and a veteran of the Civil War. She wanders the edge of known space, writing wrongs and enforcing the Federation's Justice. Wu Gang Shu fights for a free Periphery, the side that lost the Civil War. Some call him a Freedom Fighter, others a Terrorist. Wu prefers the word: Revolutionary. But strange things are afoot in the sleepy settlement of Carsontown. Bandit attacks and an illegal mine threaten to bring the whole settlement to ruin. If Penny and Wu want to see justice done they'll need to put aside their past grievances and learn to work together.

The World Through the Dime Store Door

The World Through the Dime Store Door
Author: Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780817320775
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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.

Dying For a Cupcake

Dying For a Cupcake
Author: Denise Swanson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101615607
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is just dying to win... Kizzy Cutler finds it so delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she seems to have forgotten why she fled twenty years ago. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed to host in her shop. But before the first yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment. While the medical examiner attempts to discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show must go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the secret from her past so dark someone still wants to kill her for it? With a list of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race against the timer to solve the murder before someone else gets iced… Includes a sneak peak of the next Scumble River Mystery!

A Safe Existence on the Outskirts of Town

A Safe Existence on the Outskirts of Town
Author: Vern Smith
Pages: 31
ISBN: 0968009751
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Deceptive Dime Store Demons

Deceptive Dime Store Demons
Author: Shawntelle Madison
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781734451023
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Release: 2021-03-28
Editor: Valkyrie Rising Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conniving creatures and their exorbitant prices are coming out of the woodwork in South Toms River, New Jersey. Werewolf Natalya Stravinsky has stepped up to the plate as alpha female of the South Toms River Pack and defended her loved ones. While She Who Always Walks the Path is still a looming threat, another problem arises. Nat must fulfill her debt to some shifty demons who own a ceramics mart in town. A mysterious thief has appeared, stealing powerful weapons. Now, Nat must discover the culprit before the demons unleash their fury on the pack. Will Nat be able to uncover the thief and restore balance, or will the delicate facade keeping the human world from the supernatural one come crumbling down?