Under My Hat

Under My Hat

Author: Dorothy E. Lee

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595233212

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Lettie arrives in the little town of Denata with a small child and a past. Supporting herself and her daughter as a beautician she soon learns that many of her clients have secrets also. Their stories are sometimes touching, other times sad and often funny. All of them she keeps under her hat. Her clients become a cast of familiar characters who along with other friends keep her going. From time to time her past appears to be catching up with her and to threaten her way of life as well as her daughter’s. Thanks to her daughter she is forced to reunite with the family which abandoned her when she needed them most. When least expected she meets Clint with whom she shares her secrets, her life and a mystery. This story is about the evolution of Lettie Ediston who becomes very much a part of the town, more in fact than she had imagined.

Under My Hat

Under My Hat

Author: Jonathan Strahan

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375898815

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Diana Peterfreund, Margo Lanagan, Peter S. Beagle, and Garth Nix are just a few of the authors who have toiled over their cauldrons and conjured up bewitching new creations inspired by and celebrating the might and mystery of the witch. Assembled by one of the most well-regarded anthologists in the science fiction/fantasy world, this rich, intelligent collection will enchant readers of all ages.

Under My Hat

Under My Hat

Author: Sherri-Lynn Laboissonniere

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578027340

Category: Poetry

Page: 18

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In my early high school years I wrote these poems. Recently, I have uncovered them and added a bit of wisdom, truth, and heart to each of them. What a great treat it was to acknowledge my youth, and to experience my poetry time line. If you remember anything about this book, remember to remember yourself. It's all under your hat!

A Rat under My Hat

A Rat under My Hat

Author: Daniella Gabriel

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781644622162

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

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Join Gail and Matt on an adventure to follow various clues that lead them to discover something mysterious that has entered their house. Through rhyming and word families, Gail and Matt work together to find out what caused the noise they heard in the middle of the night.

From Under My Hat

From Under My Hat

Author: Hedda Hopper

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 9781631681189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

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Hedda Hopper came into this world screaming, and she liked to say that she never stopped. Decades after, she could still out-shout any producer in Hollywood, and she wasn’t afraid to do whatever it took to get her way. One of the most glamorous stars of the silent era, Hopper became one of the most notorious gossip columnists in the country, whose acid wit and razor-sharp pen fearlessly attacked the biggest names in Hollywood. In From Under My Hat, she tells her story as only she can. From her birth in the suburbs of Pennsylvania, to her early days as a Broadway understudy to her rise and fall as a Hollywood starlet, Hopper tells the story of the golden age of the movie business with candor and grace. At the height of her popularity, 20,000,000 read Hopper’s column. Reading her searing autobiography, it’s easy to see why. Hedda Hopper is portrayed by Judy Davis in the Ryan Murphy TV series Feud about Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

Cakewalk

Cakewalk

Author: Kate Moses

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780440338383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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From the author of the internationally acclaimed Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath comes a funny, touching memoir of a crummy—and crumby—childhood. Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, Kate Moses was surrounded by sugar: Twinkies in the basement freezer, honey on the fried chicken, Baby Ruth bars in her father’s sock drawer. But sweetness of the more intangible variety was harder to come by. Her parents were disastrously mismatched, far too preoccupied with their mutual misery to notice its effects on their kids. A frustrated artist, Kate’s beautiful, capricious mother lived in a constant state of creative and marital emergency, enlisting Kate as her confidante—“We’re the girls, we have to stick together”—and instructing her three children to refer to her in public as their babysitter. Kate’s father was aloof, ambitious, and prone to blasts of withering abuse increasingly directed at the daughter who found herself standing between her embattled parents. Kate looked for comfort in the imaginary worlds of books and found refuge in the kitchen, where she taught herself to bake and entered the one realm where she was able to wield control. Telling her own story with the same lyricism, compassion, and eye for lush detail she brings to her fiction, coupled with the candor and humor she is known for in her personal essays, Kate Moses leavens each tale of her coming-of-age in Cakewalk with a recipe from her lifetime of confectionary obsession. There is the mysteriously erotic German Chocolate Cake implicated in a birds-and-bees speech when Kate was seven, the gingerbread people her mother baked for Christmas the year Kate officially realized she was fat, the chocolate chip cookies Kate used to curry favor during a hilariously gruesome adolescence, and the brownies she baked for her idol, the legendary M.F.K. Fisher, who pronounced them “delicious.” Filled with the abundance and joy that were so lacking in Kate’s youth, Cakewalk is a wise, loving tribute to life in all its sweetness as well as its bitterness and, ultimately, a recipe for forgiveness.

Mercenary from Tomorrow

Mercenary from Tomorrow

Author: Mack Reynolds

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479447053

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

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Western society is split up into nine castes, from Lower-Lower to Mid-Lower all the way up to the privileged Upper-Upper. Mauser himself was born a Mid-Lower. Ambitious, he had chosen one of the few professions, Category Military, where upward mobility was still a reasonable possibility. To prevent any chance of a ruinous war between the West and the Sov-world, the Universal Disarmament Pact had restricted all militaries to pre-1900 technology. Gradually, powerful corporations began settling business disputes by hiring troops to fight real battles (fracases) on one of many military reservations. This served a dual purpose: to maintain a military well-honed by actual combat and to provide the decadent general population with a diversion. The life-and-death struggles are so popular that they are televised. Mauser had worked his way up to captain and Middle-Middle status after many years of effort. When upstart Vacuum Tube Transport finds itself forced into an expensive, division-sized fracas with Continental Hovercraft, he sees his opportunity. He signs up with the underdog, even though the much wealthier Continental is able to hire the best soldiers available, including Marshal "Stonewall" Cogswell, the finest commander in the business. Mauser tells Baron Haer, the head of Vacuum Tube, that he can engineer an improbable victory with a gimmick he has been working on for a long time; in return, he expects the baron's support which, in conjunction with his anticipated popularity with fracas fans, should be enough to get him promoted into the Upper caste. The baron's son, Bart, scoffs at the undisclosed idea, but the baron is desperate for experienced officers and hires him.

Dusssie

Dusssie

Author: Nancy Springer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497688735

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 167

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Dusie is having a bad day of mythological proportions Dusie wakes up one morning to a hissing sound. As she catches her reflection in the mirror, she finds that her hair has turned into snakes. That’s right—snakes. But her mom seems totally unfazed. That’s because underneath the turban, Dusie’s mom has a crown of vipers. She is an immortal gorgon—a kind of goddess—and had hoped Dusie wouldn’t inherit the family curse since her father was a mortal, but it looks like Dusie is stuck with it too. Middle school is tough enough without being cursed, and Dusie—or Dusssie, as the snakes call her—is about to learn that being half gorgon comes with its own set of challenges. She tries to keep her snakes hidden, but when a boy at school nearly blows her cover, Dusie is desperate to figure out a way to control her newfound powers. Growing up, with or without snakes for hair, isn’t kid stuff.

Once a Week

Once a Week

Author: Eneas Sweetland Dallas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020067016

Category: Art

Page: 714

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Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah

Author: Erin Lange

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571314577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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The truth is that jail is a place where you can still hold on to hope - hope you'll be bailed out, hope you'll be found innocent, hope you'll get a second chance. Four teenagers, never destined to be friends - one rebel, one bully, one geek and one pariah, find themselves on the run from corrupt police officers in a stolen police car. How can you prove your innocence when the people who are supposed to protect you are the ones out to get you? A beautiful, thrilling story of rebellion, and of friendship triumphing against all odds.