The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101871898
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Pantheon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

LONGLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE The lives of three women weave together across centuries in this dazzling new novel. Sarah, accused of being a witch, is fleeing for her life. Ruth, in the aftermath of World War II, is navigating a new marriage and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, Viv, still mourning the death of her father, is cataloging Ruth’s belongings in Ruth’s now-empty house. As each woman’s story unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear that their choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men who seek to control them. But in sisterhood there is also the possibility of survival and a new way of life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with love and fury—a devastating indictment of violence against women and an empowering portrait of their resilience through the ages.

Bass Rock The

Bass Rock  The
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781760894757
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Random House Australia

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked- to this place, to each other. In the early 1700s, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth's belongings and discovers her place in the past - and perhaps a way forward. Each woman's choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with anger and love.

The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781473547391
Release: 2020-03-26
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'A modern gothic triumph. Spectacularly well-observed, profoundly disquieting and utterly riveting. Like all Evie Wyld's work it is startlingly insightful about psychological and physical abuse. It is a haunting, masterful novel.' -Max Porter Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other. In the early 1700s, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth's belongings and discovers her place in the past - and perhaps a way forward. Each woman's choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with anger and love. *A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN AND GUARDIAN*

The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 208
ISBN: 191121439X
Release: 2019-11-07
Editor: Jonathan Cape

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The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101871881
Release: 2020
Editor: Pantheon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The lives of three women weave together across centuries in the dazzling new book from the Granta Best of Young British Novelist and author of All the Birds, Singing Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has always borne witness to the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries, the fates of three women are inextricably linked to this place and to one another. Sarah, accused of being a witch, is fleeing for her life. Ruth, in the aftermath of the Second World War, is navigating a new marriage and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, Viv, still mourning the death of her father, is cataloguing Ruth's belongings in the now-empty house. As each woman's story unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear that their choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men who seek to control them. But in sisterhood there is also the possibility of survival and a new way of life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with love and fury--a devastating indictment of violence against women and an empowering portrait of their resilience through the ages.

After the Fire a Still Small Voice

After the Fire  a Still Small Voice
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307378569
Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After the departure of the woman he loves, Frank struggles to rebuild his life among the sugarcane and sand dunes that surround his oceanside shack. Forty years earlier, Leon is drafted to serve in Vietnam and finds himself suddenly confronting the same experiences that haunt his war-veteran father. As these two stories weave around each other—each narrated in a voice as tender as it is fierce—we learn what binds Frank and Leon together, and what may end up keeping them apart. Set in the unforgiving landscape of eastern Australia, Evie Wyld’s accomplished debut tackles the inescapability of the past, the ineffable ties of family, and the wars fought by fathers and sons.

Nothing Can Hurt You

Nothing Can Hurt You
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Author: Nicola Maye Goldberg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781635574890
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER 2020 - PEOPLE MAGAZINE, VOGUE, CNN, REFINERY29, CRIMEREADS, and more “Captivating, serpentine, and affecting.” -Megan Abbott “A gothic Olive Kitteridge mixed with Gillian Flynn . . . Masterful.” -Vogue “Fascinating.” -Sarah Lyall, New York Times Book Review “Gripping and tremendously searing.” -Leslie Jamison “Reinvents the thriller for a new generation.” -Rebecca Godfrey “Gone Girl for the new decade.” -Vogue.com “A beautifully crafted novel with a terrifying story to tell. I couldn't put it down.” -Paul La Farge Inspired by a true story, this haunting debut novel pieces together a chorus of voices to explore the aftermath of a college student's death. On a cold day in 1997, student Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her liberal arts college in upstate New York. Her boyfriend, Blake Campbell, confessed, his plea of temporary insanity raising more questions than it answered. In the wake of his acquittal, the case comes to haunt a strange and surprising network of community members, from the young woman who discovers Sara's body to the junior reporter who senses its connection to convicted local serial killer John Logan. Others are looking for retribution or explanation: Sara's half sister, stifled by her family's bereft silence about Blake, poses as a babysitter and seeks out her own form of justice, while the teenager Sara used to babysit starts writing to Logan in prison. A propulsive, taut tale of voyeurism and obsession, Nothing Can Hurt You dares to examine gendered violence not as an anomaly, but as the very core of everyday life. Tracing the concentric circles of violence rippling out from Sara's murder, Nicola Maye Goldberg masterfully conducts an unforgettable chorus of disparate voices.

All the Birds Singing

All the Birds  Singing
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Author: Evie Wyld
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307907776
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Pantheon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness. Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rain and battering wind. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wants it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, and rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake’s past, hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Rock Bass Bible Songbook

Rock Bass Bible  Songbook
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Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781458435187
Release: 2001-04-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Bass Recorded Versions). This book in our outstanding Bible series features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 35 rock bass classics: Another One Bites the Dust * Badge * Barracuda * Come Together * Fat Bottomed Girls * I Can See for Miles * I Want You to Want Me * Jerry Was a Race Car Driver * Living After Midnight * Miss You * Money * Smoke on the Water * Suffragette City * Sweet Child O' Mine * Sweet Emotion * Takin' Care of Business * Walk of Life * White Room * You Shook Me * more!

The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest
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Author: Pam Jenoff
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488049774
Release: 2018-09-10
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale Life is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive. Risking the safety of herself and her family, she hides Sam—a Jew—but Helena’s concern for the American grows into something much deeper. Defying the perils that render a future together all but impossible, Sam and Helena make plans for the family to flee. But Helena is forced to contend with the jealousy her choices have sparked in Ruth, culminating in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all—and setting in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades. Originally published in 2014. Look for Pam Jenoff’s new novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, an unforgettable story of courage and friendship during wartime. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff. The Lost Girls of Paris The Orphans Tale The Diplomat’s Wife The Kommandant’s Girl The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Ambassador's Daughter

Geddy Lee s Big Beautiful Book of Bass

Geddy Lee s Big Beautiful Book of Bass
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Author: Geddy Lee
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780062747846
Release: 2018-12-18
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars."—Geddy Lee From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject. Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed in breathtaking detail by Richard Sibbald, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"—pristine instruments never lifted from their cases—as well as "road warriors"—well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use. Complete with personal commentary from Geddy that showcases his knowledge both as a musician and an aficionado, this luxuriously produced volume is a revelatory look at the heavy hitters in the world of bass—Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Höfner, Ampeg—and lesser known but influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong, and Tony Zemaitis. The book also features interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Adam Clayton (U2); Robert Trujillo (Metallica); Jeff Tweedy (Wilco); Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones); Les Claypool (Primus); Bob Daisley (Rainbow); Fender expert and owner of the legendary Gibson Explorer, Bass Ken Collins; veteran guitar tech for The Who, Alan Rogan; plus comments from many other great players across three decades of rock and roll. Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddy's basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.

Rock Bass

Rock Bass
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Author: Steve Bailey
Pages: 56
ISBN: 0739040804
Release: 2007-11
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Steve Bailey is a consummate musician and bassist. In Rock Bass, he presents one of the most comprehensive bass technique books available. The exercises provided have both studio and live-playing applications, and cover such topics as hand dexterity, bass-line construction, double-stops, and chords. Try the "Finger Buster" and "Hazard" exercises for a real workout, and put it all to use in each "Lick of the Week." This book will help any bassist develop the necessary technique to produce quality recordings, as well as the technical prowess to rock out at any live show.

The Quickening Maze

The Quickening Maze
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Author: Adam Foulds
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307399113
Release: 2009-11-03
Editor: Vintage Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, The Quickening Maze centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare. After years struggling with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, Clare finds himself in High Beach Private Asylum – an institution run on reformist principles which would later become known as occupational therapy. At the same time another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the life and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr Matthew Allen. For John Clare, a man who had grown up steeped in the freedoms and exhilarations of nature, who thought ‘the edge of the world was a day’s walk away’, a locked door is a kind of death. This intensely lyrical novel describes his vertiginous fall, through hallucinatory episodes of insanity and dissolving identity, towards his final madness. Historically accurate, but brilliantly imagined, the closed world of High Beach and its various inmates – the doctor, his lonely daughter in love with Tennyson, the brutish staff and John Clare himself – are brought vividly to life. Outside the walls is Nature, and Clare’s paradise: the birds and animals, the gypsies living in the forest; his dream of home, of redemption, of escape. Rapturous yet precise, exquisitely written, rich in character and detail, this is a remarkable and deeply affecting book: a visionary novel which contains a world.

25 Top Rock Bass Songs

25 Top Rock Bass Songs
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Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781495032714
Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Bass Recorded Versions Mixed). This is not your typical bass tab book. In the Tab+ series from Hal Leonard we provide you guidance on how to capture the bass tones for each song as well as tips and advice on the techniques used to play the songs. Where possible, we've confirmed the gear used on the original recordings via new and previously published interviews with the bassists, producers, and/or engineers. Then we make general recommendations on how to achieve a similar tone, based on that info. Some of the songs will be easy to play even for advanced beginner students, and others might present a much greater challenge. In either case, we've identified key technique that should help you learn the songs with greater ease. This volume will help you master 25 must-know bass classics, including: Another One Bites the Dust * Around the World * Blurred Lines * The Boys Are Back in Town * Freewill * Hey Joe * The Joker * London Calling * My Generation * Sledgehammer * Strange Brew * Sweet Emotion * You Can Call Me Al * Young Lust * and more.

The Rickenbacker Electric Bass

The Rickenbacker Electric Bass
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Author: Paul D. Boyer
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1495095215
Release: 2017-07
Editor: Hal Leonard Books, and

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since the mid-1950s, Rickenbacker basses have been establishing the musical bottom for rock, jazz, and funk. Rickenbacker's iconic 4001 bass is just one of nearly 40 distinct models produced in the last six decades. Players and collectors have longed for a reference to sort out the different models, features, finishes, and details. The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock's Bottom provides hundreds of color photos and descriptions, along with the history to sort out the legend from the lore.

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands
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Author: Will Carruthers
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780571329984
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with tree left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are probably phantoms. Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most influential, revered and ultimately demented British bands of the 1980s, Spacemen 3. In classic rock n roll style they split up on the brink of their major breakthrough. As the decade turned sour and acid house hit the news, Rugby's finest imploded spectacularly, with Jason Pierce (aka Jason Spaceman) and Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom) going their separate ways. Here, Will Carruthers tells the whole sorry story and the segue into Spirtualised in one of the funniest and most memorable memoirs committed to the page.

Rock Riffs for Bass

Rock Riffs for Bass
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Author: Tom Wolk
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0825622069
Release: 1978
Editor: Music Sales Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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Rock Bass Songs for Dummies Music Instruction

Rock Bass Songs for Dummies  Music Instruction
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Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781458434937
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Bass). Here's everything bassists need to play a nice cross-section of classic rock hits, from Free's "All Right Now," to War's "Low Rider" to The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again." Includes handy performance notes that will show you exactly how to play all 38 full songs. In reading the transcriptions and tab, you'll learn essential bass techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and more all in plain English. Also features background information on each song and band, for a bit of fun rock 'n' roll trivia!

A Girl Is A Body of Water

A Girl Is A Body of Water
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Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781951142056
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Tin House Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Makumbi is such an honest, truthful writer. . . . I loved every single page.” —Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage A Best Book of the Year at TIME; The Washington Post; O, the Oprah Magazine; BBC Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize In her thirteenth year, Kirabo confronts a piercing question: who is my mother? Kirabo has been raised by women in the small Ugandan village of Nattetta—her grandmother, her best friend, and her many aunts—but the absence of her mother follows her like a shadow. Seeking answers from Nsuuta, the local witch, Kirabo learns about the woman who birthed her, who she discovers is alive but not ready to meet. Nsuuta also helps Kirabo understand the emergence of a mysterious second self, a headstrong and confusing force inside her—this, says Nsuuta, is a streak of the “first woman”: an independent, original state that has been all but lost to women. Kirabo’s journey to reconcile these feelings, alongside her desire to reconnect with her mother and to honor her family’s expectations, is rich in the folklore of Uganda and an arresting exploration of what it means to be a modern girl in a world that seems determined to silence women. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s A Girl is a Body of Water is an unforgettable, sweeping testament to the true and lasting connections between history, tradition, family, friends, and the promise of a different future.

Letters of Note Mothers

Letters of Note  Mothers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781786899453
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Canongate Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and to mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child. Includes letters by: Caitlin Moran, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., George Bernard Shaw, E.B. White, Laura Dern, Louisa May Alcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bette Davis, Richard Wagner, Martha Gellhorn & many more