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Coyote Blue

By Christopher Moore
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439191484
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 319
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From master of subversive humor Christopher Moore comes a quirky, irreverent novel of love, myth, metaphysics, outlaw biking, angst, and outrageous redemption. As a boy, he was Samson Hunts Alone—until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love—in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid—and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam...and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.

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Winner of The Center for Fiction's 2021 First Novel Prize Finalist for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Finalist for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel One of NPR's Best Books of the Year • A Publishers Weekly and Library Journal Best Book of the Year in Fiction • A Kirkus Reviews Best Fictional Family of the Year • A Booklist Top Ten Book-Group Book of the Year • A Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut Novel Nominee From an award-winning storyteller comes a stunning debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice. "Masterly…Quade has created a world bristling with compassion and humanity. The characters and the challenges they face are wholly realized and moving; their journeys span a wide spectrum of emotion and it is impossible not to root for [them]." —Alexandra Chang, New York Times Book Review It’s Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep and disrupts his plans for personal redemption. With weeks to go until her due date, tough, ebullient Angel has fled her mother’s house, setting her life on a startling new path. Vivid, tender, funny, and beautifully rendered, The Five Wounds spans the baby’s first year as five generations of the Padilla family converge: Amadeo’s mother, Yolanda, reeling from a recent discovery; Angel’s mother, Marissa, whom Angel isn’t speaking to; and disapproving Tíve, Yolanda’s uncle and keeper of the family’s history. Each brings expectations that Amadeo, who often solves his problems with a beer in his hand, doesn’t think he can live up to. The Five Wounds is a miraculous debut novel from a writer whose stories have been hailed as “legitimate masterpieces” (New York Times). Kirstin Valdez Quade conjures characters that will linger long after the final page, bringing to life their struggles to parent children they may not be equipped to save.

Bloodsucking Fiends

By Christopher Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439191492
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 983
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Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching back, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her. Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door...and proceeds to rock Tommy's life—and afterlife—in ways he never thought possible.

Zuñi Fetiches

By Frank Hamilton Cushing
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547024439
  • Pages : 54
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 485
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Zuni, the Native American people, are famous for their art and culture. Zuni fetishes play an essential role there. They are small carvings made from stone, shells, fossils, and other materials. Within the Zuni community, these carvings serve ceremonial purposes. The book gives a detailed account of the origins, types, and distribution of Zuni fetishes. A reader can learn many interesting facts about the first encounters of the people from Western civilization with this great tradition of indigenous art.

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

By Daniel Merkur
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135575274
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 936
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This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic insights.

Insurance Law and Policy

By Tom Baker,Kyle D. Logue,Carolyn V. Williams
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Isbn : 1543831028
  • Pages : 832
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 661
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The purchase of this ebook edition does not entitle you to receive access to the Connected eBook on CasebookConnect. You will need to purchase a new print book to get access to the full experience including: lifetime access to the online ebook with highlight, annotation, and search capabilities, plus an outline tool and other helpful resources. A contemporary, easy-to-teach text by the Reporters for the new Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance, this casebook invites students and teachers to re-imagine the field of Insurance Law. The authors demonstrate the big-picture role of insurance law and policy in American business and society, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem. This text appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course. The Teacher’s Manual—with case briefs, backgrounds on selected cases, simple diagrams that explain complex issues, and answers to questions and problems—is especially useful for instructors new to the course. New to the Fifth Edition: Expanded coverage of the role of insurance in disasters and catastrophes, including the COVID-19 pandemic Extensive treatment of the now-finalized Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance Reorganization of the liability insurance chapters to facilitate more step-by-step learning Replacement of a few difficult-to-teach cases with new, more straightforward cases Professors and student will benefit from: Focus on the big picture of federal-state regulatory roles in addition to the traditional insurance coverage topics addressed in other Insurance Law casebooks Extensive use of statutory materials, with statutes typically presented through carefully-constructed problems Manageable assignments structured with one major case, informative notes, questions, and a problem Interesting, up-to-date cases, with context-setting introductions, on topics such as cyber insurance, the role of private insurance in responding to public catastrophes, and the new Restatement of the Law Liability Insurance Cases are longer, providing students better grounding in the art of extracting useful knowledge from judicial opinions Elimination of some of the arcane aspects of insurance law in favor of presenting a broad and conceptual overview of the field

Scale Your Everest

By Erik Z. Severinghaus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Isbn : 1642936529
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 134
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While Erik Z. Severinghaus has been to the top of the physical world (literally climbing Everest) and the business world (exiting companies for hundreds of millions of dollars), what has defined his journey is not the successes…but rather, the hard times of loneliness and self-doubt that nearly cost him his accomplishments and his life. Every entrepreneur experiences these same crippling challenges but no one talks about them, and consequently, entrepreneurs have three times the rate of addiction and twice the rate of suicide of the general population. This guidebook passes along the lessons needed in those dark times, with the hope that it will help every entrepreneur who is going through this struggle understand their journey and build the mental resiliency to succeed.

Anthropological Theory

By David Kaplan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351531603
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 752
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Anthropological theory has been much discussed in recent years, yet the crucial questions still remain--how can it be defined, how is it developed, how is it to be applied, and how can one confirm it? The editors of Anthropological Theory answer these questions by presenting essays relating to various aspects of anthropological theory. Their selections from widely scattered and often difficult-to-obtain sources present a comprehensive set of writings that describe the current position and issues involved in theory.The development of field work in anthropology generated a tremendous emphasis on empirical data and research. The plethora of information awaiting collection and the enthusiasm with which the field embraced it so immersed anthropologists that they were unable to relate this new information to the field as a whole. Manners and Kaplan believe that this lack of generalization had a profoundly negative effect upon the discipline. Therefore, they look closely into the relationship between field work and theory in an opening essay and go on to present material that demonstrates the value and the necessity of theory in anthropology. Essays by anthropologists and other social scientists deal with ""explanation,"" evolution, ecology, ideology, structuralism, and a number of other issues reflecting throughout the editors' conviction that anthropology is a science, the goal of which is to produce generalizations about sociocultural phenomena.The book provides necessary perspective for examining and evaluating the crucial intellectual concerns of modern anthropology and will therefore be important for the work of every anthropologist.

Practical Demonkeeping

By Christopher Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn : 0061802638
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 378
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In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.