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Ocean Lover's Quotation Book

Ocean Lover's Quotation Book

Corley, Jackie
$12.50
A collection of inspirational and meaningful quotes perfect for every lover of the great seas from beachcombers to passionate environmentalists.

From the great sea shanties of yore to the hidden treasures still being discovered from its depths, the ocean is a vast and mysterious world sparking our curiosity, love and wonder.

The Ocean Lover's Quotation Book captures the imagination and the sense, while pondering the words and wisdom of some of the greatest writers and thinkers of all time about the the world under the sea and its fragile relationship with humanity.

2024 Old Farmers Almanac Trade Edition

2024 Old Farmers Almanac Trade Edition

Old Farmer's Almanac
$10.95

Happy New Almanac Year! It's time to celebrate the 232nd edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac! Long recognized as North America's most beloved and best-selling annual, this handy yellow book fulfills every need and expectation as a calendar of the heavens, a time capsule of the year, and an essential reference that reads like a magazine. Always timely, topical, and distinctively "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," the Almanac is consulted daily throughout the year by users from all walks of life.

The 2024 edition contains the fun facts, predictions, and feature items that have made it a cultural icon: traditionally 80 percent-accurate weather forecasts; notable astronomical events and time-honored astrological dates; horticultural, culinary, fashion, and other trends; historical hallmarks; best fishing days; time- and money-saving garden advice; recipes for delicious dishes; facts on folklore, farmers, home remedies, and husbandry; amusements and contests; plus too much more to mention--all in the inimitable Almanac style that has charmed and educated readers since 1792.

How to Draw a Novel

How to Draw a Novel

Solares, Martin
$20.00

From the acclaimed author of The Black Minutes and Don't Send Flowers, How to Draw a Novel is an ingenious and visually stimulating exploration of narrative and craft from master storyteller and former publisher Martín Solares

In this finely wrought collection of essays, Martín Solares examines the novel in all its forms, exploring the conventions of structure, the novel as a house that one must build brick by brick, and the objects and characters that build out the world of the novel in unique and complex ways. With poetic, graceful prose, that reflects the power of fascination with literary fiction, Solares uses line drawings to realize the ebb and flow of the novel, with Moby Dick spiraling across the page while Dracula takes the form of an erratic heartbeat. A novelist, occasional scholar, and former acquiring editor in Mexican publishing, Solares breaks out of the Anglo-American-dominated canon of many craft books, ranging across Latin and South America as well. He considers how writers invent (or discover) their characters, the importance of place (or not) in the novel, and the myriad of forms the novel may take. Solares' passion for the form is obvious, and his insights into the construction of the novel are as profound as they are accessible. This is a writer's book, and an important contribution to the study of craft and fiction.