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Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg. The progenitor of "Muslim punk rock" and one of today's freshest spiritual voices pushes back against the common assumption that the historic faiths have no occult or magical tradition in this richly learned historical and personal journey through the practice of magic in Islam.

"Magic in Islam" offers a look at magical and occult technologies throughout Muslim history, starting with Islam's earliest and most canonical sources. In addition to providing a highly accessible introduction to magic as it is defined, practiced, condemned, and defended within Muslim traditions, Magic in Islam challenges common assumptions about organized religion. Synopses & Reviews It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco.

Synopses & Reviews "What a crazed, beautiful book—a joyful example of necessary experimentation, i.e., an experiment whose purpose is to accommodate more beauty and truth.

As in his first book, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, Boucher makes the world come alive by making language come alive. " Grace, Natashia Deon (Counterpoint) Grace, by Natashia Deon, begins in the 1840s South, when 15-year-old Naomi runs away from the plantation where she was born and ends up in a Georgia brothel.

Murdered shortly after giving birth to Josey, whose blonde hair and white skin set her apart, she is the ghost narrator whose protective aura changes Josey’s life. Deon’s novel is timely; she captures the eerily familiar violence of the slavery era, and the ways in which the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation turn hollow. –Jane Ciabattari (Critic and Lit Hub columnist) The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House) Amazon. Sub Rosa by Amber Dawn. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. Jennifer Stevenson - published June 2004 “This just absolutely rocks.

It’s lyrical, it’s weird and it’s sexy in a very funky way. Trash Sex Magic is full of people you would maybe be afraid to meet in real life, but once you’ve met them fictionally you are damn sorry you can’t at least have a beer with them.” —Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife Now available as an audio book from Iambik. Jennifer Stevenson’s debut novel starts with Raedawn Somershoe who lives in a trailer on the banks of the Fox River.

Alexander Caebeau drives a bucketloader for a construction company. Raedawn has just lost her lover. Nathan Ballingrud - published July 2013 July 16, 2013 · trade cloth · 9781618730596 | trade paper · 9781618730602 | ebook · 9781618730619 Second printing: October 2014 Shirley Jackson Award winner.

World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award finalist.Locus Recommended Reading Nathan Ballingrud’s debut collection is a shattering and luminous experience not to be missed by those who love to explore the darker parts of the human psyche. INFANDOUS by Elana K. Arnold. You’d assume a short story collection about sex might focus on the act(s) itself but whilst Walsh’s stories do include a number of sex acts – penetration, masturbation, orgies, remote sex – Grow a Pair concerns itself mostly with transformations.

A girl passed a penis-bush growing in someone else’s garden, and picked a ripe dick because she couldn’t resist it. It came off easily in her hand. She took it home and tried it on right away, knowing that, like the peas in her icebox (‘from field to fresh in under one hour!’) It would be better fresh. From the very opening sentences of the first story to the end of the afterword transformations occur: characters adopt and change their genitalia; a man becomes a woman; a queen becomes a witch; a woman fragments into multiple vaginas.

These changes are explored from the point-of-view of the person transformed and occasionally in terms of their affect on others. Similarly, the three big dicks are searching for pussy. Wow Factor Insider Style Secrets for Every Body & Every Budget: Jacqui Stafford: Hardcover: 9781592407736: Powell's Books. Synopses & Reviews Fashion editor and style expert Jacqui Stafford’s new fashion bible proves that you don’t have to be skinny or rich to look and feel fabulous.

Wow Factor Insider Style Secrets for Every Body & Every Budget: Jacqui Stafford: Hardcover: 9781592407736: Powell's Books

Some women just have “it.” Refinery29 Style Stalking: Piera Gelardi, Christene Barberich: Trade Paperback: 9780804185530: Powell's Books. Staff Pick In a perfect world, I would leave my house every day in an elegant outfit with a gorgeous topknot and lipstick that doesn't immediately bleed onto my coffee mug.

Refinery29 Style Stalking: Piera Gelardi, Christene Barberich: Trade Paperback: 9780804185530: Powell's Books

Back in the real world of work and motherhood, my hair gets messy, my lipstick is sacrificed to the coffee god, and I lack the time and money to collect the closetful of unique, expensively tailored items I covet. What I love about Refinery29 by Christine Barberich and Piera Gelardi is that each section shows you how to make use of the items you already own to create new outfits or shake things up; even better, the wardrobe items the book presents as indispensable (a white Oxford shirt, a moto jacket, and nude pointed heels, to name a few) can be used in many different ways and found — in their nondesigner guise — for reasonable prices. Synopses & Reviews REFINERY29 is the largest independent fashion website in the United States, delivering 24/7 inspiration and information to live a more stylish and creative life. Refinery29 Style Stalking: Piera Gelardi, Christene Barberich: Trade Paperback: 9780804185530: Powell's Books.

Amazon. In honor of International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month, and all women everywhere, we asked the all-volunteer staff at VIDA to tell us about the books that changed their lives.

Ranging from educational to empowering, these titles celebrate and interrogate femininity, humanity, and the act of writing. Queen of the Fall, Sonja Livingston Christy L. Agrawal, VIDA Count Intern & Web Team: I had a really tough time narrowing this down to one book, but nevertheless: Sonja Livingston’s Queen of the Fall, for demonstrating how great women can be and how they are often turned into “cautionary tales,” as well as for encouraging me to sink my teeth into the word “pleasure.” The Girls Who Went Away, Ann Fessler Jennifer Baumgardner, Advisory Board Member: This book opened my eyes to the birth mother experience pre-Roe, which was even more silenced than the abortion experience.

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath. Kanga Room Systems. Synopses & Reviews Early in the twentieth century, a Sioux woman named Zitkala-Ša published these fourteen Native legends that she had learned during her own childhood on the Yankton Reservation. Eleanor: Jason Gurley: Hardcover: 9781101903513: Powell's Books. Staff Pick Haunting and beautiful, Eleanor ushers us into a web of magical realism and family tragedy. Three generations of mother/daughter relationships are beautifully woven into this novel. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi. Praise for What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours: “Magical and show stopping.” —

The Walls Around Us (9781616203726): Nova Ren Suma: Books. A genre that defies easy categorization, magical realism is often associated with the work of Latin American authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez (100 Years of Solitude) and Laura Esquivel (Like Water For Chocolate). In magical realism, mystical or fantastic events are rendered as everyday occurrences. The extraordinary and the ordinary are intertwined; inseparable. In recent years, the style has seeped into young adult literature in wonderful ways. Magic America by C.E. Medford. Infandous by Elana K. Arnold. The 2016 Tournament of Books Long List. Very soon, early January, we’re going to release the short list and judges for our 12th annual Tournament of Books, to take place in March 2016, presented by the beautiful folks and products behind Field Notes. But because you’ve asked us to do this many times before, and because we enjoy doing this—telling you what books we loved over the past year—here is our long-ass list: 86 titles that we believe represent many of the finest works of fiction published in English (mostly in America) in 2015.

Where do these titles come from? Best Books of 2015. Best Books of 2015. Shadowshaper By Daniel José Older Book Club Ideas Family Matters Identity & Culture Ladies First Science Fiction & Fantasy Young Adult. Best Books of 2015. Best Books of 2015. The Just City. Best Books of 2015. Best Books of 2015. What with bookstore choice paralysis and the background noise of marketing hype, it’s inevitable that many wonderful novels are overlooked each year.

Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs; A California Indian Reader , Herbert W. Luthin, 9780520222700. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath: Sylvia Plath, Karen V. Kukil: 9780385720250: Books. Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales. Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House: Rob Spillman, Joy Williams: 9781935639107: Books. Same Language Translations – Book Review: How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales by Kate Bernheimer.