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Dimestore
A Writer's Life

by Lee Smith

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2017-04-04
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1616206462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Great Dimestore Centennial

The Great Dimestore Centennial
A Book

by Don Byrd

  • Publisher : Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The World Through the Dime Store Door

The World Through the Dime Store Door
A Memoir

by Aileen Kilgore Henderson

  • Publisher : University Alabama Press
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0817320776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Deceptive Dime Store Demons

Deceptive Dime Store Demons
A Book

by Shawntelle Madison

  • Publisher : Valkyrie Rising Press
  • Release : 2021-03-28
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1734451025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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?

Dime Store Magic

Dime Store Magic
Women of the Otherworld

by Kelley Armstrong

  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2009-08-25
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0307358755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Dime Store Magic

Dime Store Magic
A Book

by Kelley Armstrong

  • Publisher : Bantam Books
  • Release : 2012-09-25
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9780345536839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the death of her mother, twenty-three-year-old Paige Winterbourne is elevated to the position of leader of the American Coven of Witches, but her role is threatened by the antics of her new charge, an orphan who is all too willing to use her growingpowers for evil and who is being pursued by a ruthless faction of the supernatural underworld.

Dime Store Decorating

Dime Store Decorating
Using Flea Market Finds with Style

by Jill Williams Grover

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781402705700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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!

Dimestore Confessions

Dimestore Confessions
A Book

by C.R. Asher

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2014-07-11
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1312348356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of wonderful and reasonably priced poetry for the spendthrift connoisseur.

Understanding Lee Smith

Understanding Lee Smith
A Book

by Danielle Johnson

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2018-07-31
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1611178819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since the release of her first novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, in 1968, Lee Smith has published nearly twenty books, including novels, short stories, and memoirs. She has received an O. Henry Award, Sir Walter Raleigh Award, Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction, and a Reader's Digest Award; and her New York Times best-selling novel, The Last Girls, won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. While Smith has garnered academic and critical respect for many of her novels, such as Black Mountain Breakdown, Oral History, and Fair and Tender Ladies, her writing has been viewed by some as lightweight fiction or even "chick lit." In Understanding Lee Smith Danielle N. Johnson offers a comprehensive analysis of Smith's work, including her memoir, Dimestore, treating her as a major Appalachian and feminist voice. Johnson begins with a biographical sketch of Smith's upbringing in Appalachia, her formal education, and her career. She explicates the themes and stylistic qualities that have come to characterize Smith's writing and outlines the criticism of Smith's work, particularly that which focuses on female subjectivity, artistry, religion, history, and place in her fiction. Too often, Johnson argues, Smith's consistent and powerful messages about artistry, gender roles, and historical discourse are missed or undervalued by readers and critics caught up in her quirky characters and dialogue. In Understanding Lee Smith, Johnson offers an analysis of Smith's oeuvre chronologically to study her growth as a writer and to highlight major events in her career and the influence they had on her work, including a major shift in the early 1990s to writing about families, communities, and women living in the mountains. Johnson reveals how Smith has refined her talent for creating nuanced voices and a narrative web of multiple perspectives and evolved into a writer of fine literary fiction worthy of critical study.

New from Dimestore Dreams...

New from Dimestore Dreams...
A Book

by Dimestore Dreams (Firm),Binary Arts Corporation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 1
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dime-store Alchemy

Dime-store Alchemy
The Art of Joseph Cornell

by Charles Simic

  • Publisher : NYRB Classics
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Plastic Toys

Plastic Toys
Dimestore Dreams of the 40's & 50's

by Bill Hanlon,David Belda

  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780887404603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Dimestore Soldiers

Dimestore Soldiers
A Book

by Gordon Rouze

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Dimestore Toy Soldiers and Figures

American Dimestore Toy Soldiers and Figures
A Book

by Don Pielin,Norman Joplin,Verne Johnson

  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 9780764311895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Dream Parade

Dime-store Dream Parade
Popular Culture, 1925-1955

by Robert Heide,John Gilman

  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780525474739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dimestore Wuxia - Big Trouble in Carsontown

Dimestore Wuxia - Big Trouble in Carsontown
A Book

by MR Ian Winchester

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-01-07
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781523292561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Potlatch Project

Potlatch Project
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dimestore Avenue Blues

Dimestore Avenue Blues
A Novella

by Padraig Hanratty

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 2012-12-11
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9781481115476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jesse believes that the future will be better. One day, he'll make up for all his mistakes and achieve perfection.That belief had sustained him for most of his sixty-five years. It helped him get through the bad times, those days when the brandy failed to drown the sorrow and shame. When sleep unleashed painful memories that refused to fade.He still has some bad days as he lives out his autumn years in Dublin. But his worst days were in New York in 1976. After that city had nearly crushed him, he'd fled to Dublin, a broken man. But he was determined to rebuild himself, brick by brick, improving day by day.Back in the 1970s, Jesse was a successful young ad man on Madison Avenue. He'd succeeded because he was willing, indeed eager, to do anything to advance his career. He'd endure countless dinner parties where cloaks and daggers dangled behind the wine and cheese. He'd sleep with anyone who could bring him closer to his goals. And he'd punch those who stood in his way. It all seemed like a good plan, right up until the day he brought a pistol to work. For years in those offices and meeting rooms, they all thought they were kings, living it up in their high palaces of power. As it all fell apart for Jesse in 1976, he realised they were all just fumbling in the dimestore. Throughout it all, his wife Clara stood by him. Until he finally pushed her away. She could see he was drowning and tried to reach him, but he just lashed out and ruined the one remaining good thing in his life. And then fled from the wreckage. As the chaos whirled around him, Jesse found some solace in blues songs. He still listens to those songs now that he's settled in Dublin. Some days, he hears Bob Dylan singing about a world that's condemned, a world that needs Blind Willie McTell to sing at its funeral. Other days, it's Fingers Flaherty bawling about a life that's crumbling in his hands. No matter how bad Jesse felt – and he often felt beyond terrible – he knew that at least his life wasn't as fraught as Flaherty's. And now that the storms have long passed, Jesse still often thinks that Flaherty is the only person who understands him. Jesse's life is less volcanic now. Instead of trying to shoot his work colleagues, he simply tries to avoid the domestic squabbles that clatter around him in the apartment building. He enjoys the company of his young neighbour Moses, a relentlessly unhappy cubicle rat lost in the maze of office politics. He learns to tolerate Bill and Tiffany, the volatile couple across the hall whose love for each other is so strong, it threatens to rip them apart. Most important of all, he tries to build a meaningful relationship with Lucy, the widow in the next apartment. As they grow closer together and slowly reveal more of their memories to each other, Jesse feels the uncomfortable presence of the New York ghosts getting stronger. Jesse knows he isn't perfect. He's made many mistakes and will probably make more in the future. Now, with the possibility of contentment finally within his grasp, will he be allowed one final chance to be happy? Or will the ghosts from his past once again refuse to lie down in their graves?

Dimestore Wuxia - Old Wounds Reopened

Dimestore Wuxia - Old Wounds Reopened
A Book

by Ian Winchester

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-08-31
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781537408569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Federation Ranger Penny Dreadful has her target in her sights. The man who taught her everything she knew is on a backwater planet name Saint Aloysius and nothing in the spiral arm is going to stop her bringing him home in chains. Not even the wanted terrorist tied up in her ship's hold is going to get in her way. But Saint Aloysius is a planet where the Civil War never ended. Marines and Insurgents trade bullets, bombs and blood on the streets of the capital every day. To bring her old mentor to justice, Penny will need to understand what it is she fights for and how far she will go to see the fight through.

A Safe Existence on the Outskirts of Town

A Safe Existence on the Outskirts of Town
A Dimestore Novel

by Vern Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 9780968009758
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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