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Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Book signings coming to Berkley
> Locals in need of an art injection will find a large variety of garden goods, photography, hip clothing & handbags, creative jewelry, pottery and sweet smelling soaps, candles and more. Many of the artists will be present to talk about their craft including Dena Gillespie of Clawson who creates cool wire sculptures. "It's nice to have an opportunity this time of year where I can craft one-of-a-kind personalized wire words for interested art lovers" says Gillespie.
> In addition, Michigan authors will be signing copies of their books, including writer and photographer Pete Wurdock. His book, Places I Hide takes the reader on an intimate and bracing sojourn through the largely untrammeled beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Peter will be available from 11am-1pm. Margaret Mason will also be debuting her latest release, These Hands which is about African Americans who worked at the Detroit Wonder Bread factory in the 1950's. Margaret will be present from 1-3pm.
> Other festivities include free artist-made goodies with purchases over thirty dollars, fifteen percent off all items and Michigan made sips and snacks served throughout the day.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Mikvah Queen
Seattle, WA, USA-May 03, 2011-Tanya Irene Schwartz is a 30-year-old Jewish-American woman whose intense caricatures and obsessions ruminate the themes in her life: Jewish law, pop culture, patriotism, world records, human oddities, hygiene, and her erotic relationship with her sister. The well-traveled territory of the relationships between little girls and adult men is visited but from the girl's perspective. Each fugue captures Tanya in the passion and confusion that marks every second of our journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Traditional narrative breaks and speeds up to capture the intimacy of Tanya's inner speech, creating a collision between literary prose and internal monologue that pushes the boundaries of both confessional and literary language. Thirteen Fugues is funny, dark, innocent, and ruthless writing from a master iconoclast. Now available for review.
Jennifer Natalya Fink is the award-winning author of Burn, V, and The Mikvah Queen. She is the recipient of the Dana Award for the Novel, the Virginia Healey Award, as well as nominations for the National Book Award, and the National Jewish Book Award. She is assistant professor of English at Georgetown University and lives in Washington D.C.. For more visit jennifernfink.com.
"The Mikvah Queen is an intense meditation on the female body its contamination and purification, . . . a story of compelling friendship between a girl and a woman, a coming-of-age Jew and a facing-death WASP, as each meets the challenges of change," said Michael Lowenthal.
"With lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and brilliantly drawn characters, Jennifer Natalya Fink takes the reader on an unforgettable journey," said Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Blood on the Border.
The Mikvah Queen (9/2010)- 978160864031 Thirteen Fugues - Jennifer Natalya Fink
Release Date: May 03rd, 2011
5 " x 7"
US $13.95; CAN $15.95
Distributed by Ingram Publisher Services
Monday, February 14, 2011
Men's marital challenges
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Having a good relationship with your ex
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Super Body, Super Brain: Can you have both?