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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 08 September 2020
  • ISBN : 1626400636
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butleroffers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and "MacArthur Genius" Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe--how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger. Author Lynell George not only engages the world that shaped Octavia E.Butler, she also explores the very specific processes through which Butler shaped herself--her unique process of self-making. It's about creating a life with what little you have--hand-me-down books, repurposed diaries, journals, stealing time to write in the middle of the night, making a small check stretch--bit by bit by bit. Highly visual and packed with photographs of Butler's ephemera, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Skydraws the reader into Butler's world, creating a sense of unmatched intimacy with the deeply private writer. There's a great resurgence of interest in Butler's work. Readers have been turning to her writing to make sense of contemporary chaos, to find a plot point that might bring clarity or calm. Her books have become the centerpiece of book-group discussions, while universities and entire cities have chosen her titles to anchor "Big Read," "Freshman Read," and "One Book/One City" programs. The interest has gone beyond the printed page; Ava DuVernay is adapting Butler's novel Dawn for television. A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Skybrings Octavia's prescient wisdom and careful thinking out of the novel and into the world. A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Skywill be beloved by both scholars and fans of Butler, as well as aspiring writers and creatives who are looking for a model or a spark ofinspiration. It offers a visual album of a creative life--a map that others can follow. Butler once wrote that science fiction was simply "a handful of earth, a handful of sky, and everything in between." This book offers a slice of the in between. Lynell Georgeis a journalist and essayist. After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frameis her first book of essays and photography, exploring the city where she grew up. As a staff writer for both the Los Angeles Timesand L.A. Weekly,she focused on social issues, human behavior, visual arts, music, and literature. She taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, in 2013 was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and in 2017 received the Huntington Library's Alan Jutzi Fellowship for her studies of California writer Octavia E. Butler. A contributing arts-and-culture columnist for KCET|Artbound, her commentary has also been featured in numerous news and feature outlets including Boom: A Journal of California, Smithsonian, KPCC The Frame, Los Angeles Review of Books, Vibe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Essence, Black Clock, and Ms. Her liner notes for Otis Redding Live at the Whisky a Go Go earned a 2018 GRAMMY award.

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A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky

A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky
  • Author : LYNELL. GEORGE
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 1626400636
GET THIS BOOKA Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky

A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butleroffers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and "MacArthur Genius" Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe--how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger. Author Lynell George not only engages the world that shaped Octavia E.Butler,

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781635574784
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • ISBN : 9780465074976
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Russia is dying from within. Oligarchs and oil barons may still dominate international news coverage, but their prosperity masks a deep-rooted demographic tragedy. Faced with staggering population decline—and near-certain economic collapse—driven by toxic levels of alcohol abuse, Russia is also battling a deeper sickness: a spiritual one, born out of the country’s long totalitarian experiment. In The Last Man in Russia, award-winning journalist Oliver Bullough uses the tale of a lone priest to give life to this

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781453263617
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A New York Times Notable Book: In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future. “A stunner.” —Flea, musician and actor, TheWall Street Journal Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture

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  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781458761866
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In this striking novel-in-stories, a series of strange apocalypses have hit America. Entire neighborhoods drown in mud, glass rains from the sky, birds speak gibberish, and parents of young children disappear. Millions starve while others grow coats of mold. But a few are able to survive and find a light in the aftermath, illuminating what we've become. In ''the Disappeared,''a father is arrested for missing free throws, leaving his son to search alone for his lost mother. A boy

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  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781612490076
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Throughout history, women have struggled to change the workplace, change government, change society. So what’s next? It’s time for women to change the world! Whether on the job, in politics, or in their community, there has never been a better time for women to make a difference in the world, contends author, mentor, and corporate pioneer Susan Bulkeley Butler in Women Count: A Guide to Changing the World. Through her experience as the first female partner of a

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 9780525505402
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"[A] definitive work of millennial literature . . . wretchedly riveting." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker “Girls + Office Space + My Year of Rest and Relaxation + anxious sweating = The New Me.” —Entertainment Weekly I'm still trying to make the dream possible: still might finish my cleaning project, still might sign up for that yoga class, still might, still might. I step into the shower and almost faint, an image of taking the day by the throat and bashing its head against the wall floating

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781504045469
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A multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner’s powerful saga of survival and destiny in a near-future dystopian America. One of the world’s most respected authors of science fiction imagines an apocalyptic near-future Earth where a remarkable young woman discovers that her destiny calls her to try and change the world around her. Octavia E. Butler’s brilliant two-volume Earthseed saga offers a startling vision of an all-too-possible tomorrow, in which walls offer no protection from a civilization gone

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  • Author : Isaac Butler,Dan Kois
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • ISBN : 9781635571776
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"Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and

Who Built the Moon?

Who Built the Moon?
  • Author : Christopher Knight,Alan Butler
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781780282299
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The authors of Civilization One return, bringing new evidence about the Moon that will shake up our world. Christopher Knight and Alan Butler realized that the ancient system of geometry they presented in their earlier, breakthrough study works as perfectly for the Moon as it does the Earth. On further investigation, they found a consistent sequence of beautiful integer numbers when looking at every major aspect of the Moon--no such pattern emerges for any other planet or moon in the

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  • Author : Oliver Bullough
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-03-04
  • ISBN : 9780141956220
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Two centuries ago, the Russians pushed out of the cold north towards the Caucasus Mountains, the range that blocked their access to Georgia, Turkey, Persia and India. They were forging their colonial destiny, and the mountains were in their way. The Caucasus had to be conquered and, for the highlanders who lived there, life would never be the same again. If the Russians expected it to be an easy fight, however, they were mistaken. Their armies would go on to

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781501129995
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Popular British YouTube star Marcus Butler “speaks with both honesty and sincerity” (Booklist) in this irreverent memoir and big-brotherly advice book on how to be an almost-adult. For a twenty-three-year-old, Marcus Butler knows a lot about life—and not just from his own experiences, but from the millions of followers on YouTube who chat with him on his irreverent channel, known for its mix of hilarious sketches, light-hearted banter, and deeply empathetic take on serious issues. In this funny, colorful

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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781788732772
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“Judith Butler is the most creative and courageous social theorist writing today." – Cornel West “Judith Butler is quite simply one of the most probing, challenging, and influential thinkers of our time.” – J. M. Bernstein Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an

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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781984821539
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two different worlds and two very different lives collide in Paris in this captivating novel by Danielle Steel. Joachim von Hartmann was born and raised in Buenos Aires by his loving German mother, inseparable from his identical twin, Javier. When Joachim moves to Paris with his mother in his late teens, his twin stays behind and enters a dark world. Meanwhile, Joachim begins training to be a butler, fascinated by the precision and intense demands, and

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  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Release Date : 2020-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781771622592
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It all starts with an impossibly large set of tracks, footprints for a creature that could not possibly exist. The words sasquatch, bigfoot and yeti never occur in this novel, but that is what most people would call the hairy, nine-foot creature that would become a lifelong obsession for Aidan Fitzpatrick, and in turn, his granddaughter Sandy Langley. The novel spans the course of single winter day, interspersed with memories from Sandy’s life—childhood days spent with her distracted,