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When My Name Was Keoko

by Linda Sue Park

Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales...


Letters to Penthouse VI: Feel the Heat

by Penthouse International

In letters to Penthouse magazine the nation's hottest forum of contemporary sexual issues are covered--or uncovered. Here, as told in their own uninhibited words, is the state of the union between men and women...


Tales from Tennessee Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers...


Death in the Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting...


The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and...


The Craftsman

by Richard Sennett

Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than ?skilled manual labor,? Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman?s work....


My Dad Is a Bro

by The Editors of BroBible.com

DAD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN A BRO’S LIFE.

He teaches you how to swing a baseball bat, grill a steak, and master a stick shift. Dad helps you laugh off a breakup, guides you on big decisions, and doesn’t...


The Hogmanay Companion

by Hugh Douglas & Keith Horrox

How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through...


Mexican Folk Narrative from the Los Angeles Area: Introduction, Notes, and Classification

by Elaine K. Miller

Urban Los Angeles is the setting in which Elaine Miller has collected her narratives from Mexican-Americans. The Mexican folk tradition, varied and richly expressive of the inner life not only of a people but...


Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination

by Ruth K. Westheimer & Jerome E. Singerman

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s favorite sex therapist, analyzes ancient myth and its relevance to 21st century relationships in her new book “Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern...


The Story of Santa Claus

by Joseph Mccullough

The perfect Christmas gift, this beautiful book explains how the bearded, red clad, big bellied, reindeer driving jovial gent came to be the face of Christmas, and reveals the origins of Saint Nicholas - over...


The History of a Myth: Pacariqtambo and the Origin of the Inkas

by Gary Urton

In the year 1572, the Spanish chronicler Sarmiento de Gamboa completed one of the earliest official versions of the history of the Inka empire. In his account, he stated that the ancestors of the Inkas originated...


Eat the Year: 366 Fun and Fabulous Food Holidays to Celebrate Every Day

by Steff Deschenes

Everyone loves food.

But did you know that every day is a national food or drink holiday? It’s true! There’s National Bloody Mary Day, National Cheese Lover’s Day, and even National Blueberry Pancake Day—just...


Armagh Folk Tales

by Frances Quinn

County Armagh, the Orchard County, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by local storyteller Frances Quinn. Discover the places where the Craobh Rua...


Shetland Folk Tales

by Lawrence Tulloch

As a child, Lawrence learned many folk tales from his father, Tom Tulloch. Tom was a tradition bearer, and his folklore was collected by the School of Scottish Studies. As a travelling storyteller, Lawrence...


Ceredigion Folk Tales

by Peter Stevenson

This is a captivating collection of thirty traditional and modern stories from within the county of Ceredigion; with traditional stories of the submerged city of Cantre'r Gweilod, the Welsh Atlantis, how the...


When Cultures Collide, Third Edition: Leading Across Cultures

by Richard D. Lewis

Cross-cultural expert Richard Lewis broadens the scope of his seminal work on global business and intercultural communication. Within each country-specific chapter, Lewis provides invaluable insight into the...


Dog Ghosts and the Word on the Brazos: Negro Preacher Tales from the Brazos Bottoms of Texas

by J. Mason Brewer

This book contains two volumes of African American folk tales collected by J. Mason Brewer. The stories included in Dog Ghosts are as varied as the Texas landscape, as full of contrasts as Texas weather. Among...


Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song: A Texas Chronicle

by William A. Owens

Texas, the 1930s-the years of the Great Depression. It was the Texas of great men: Dobie, Bedichek, Webb, the young Américo Paredes. And it was the Texas of May McCord and "Cocky" Thompson, the Reverend I....


Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

by Jack Zipes

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays,...