Books We Live by

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Books We Live by is a publisher based in NY interested mainly in MG, YA and Adult and genre fiction, Self-help, general non-fiction, and books in foreign languages.

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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / African American
This startling novel is the concentrated peak of Brodsky’s dynamic and unique vision. With a shifting group of characters—Mazel Tov Jones, Neddie and Eddie, Vladimir and Mr. and Mrs. Stein, Brodsky explores the thought process of a protagonist who is accused of a murder but is never sure of his crime or his accusers. Brodsky’s character becomes a model for all humans trying to find a self-identity
3 Plays
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2019 by Books We Live by. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
Relative Man: the Music of Ionel Petroi, in conversation with Ivanka Stoïanova
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
Born in Yugoslavia into an ethnic Romanian family, raised in Serbia, groomed in the Paris music circle before relocating to New York, if anything, provide a strong metaphor for Ionel Petroi's "Musique Relative." What came first the relative identity or the music? I
X in Paris
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,170. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2019 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Thirteen stories from a modern master "Brodsky is a master both of technique and of language, his sentences positively crackling with unexpected insights."--Publishers Weekly
Three Goat Songs
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,920. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2019 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Three Goat Songs" is a series of variations on a theme. It is divided into three novellas, each about a man who sits on a rocky coast by the seashore, contemplating. Herds of goats come there to graze. The man is a husband and father of two children.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 157,770. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lurianics tells the story of a youngish man – one Isaac Luria (namesake of one of the world's great Kabbalists) – who seeks to create a "true work" which will give his life a meaning that is uniquely beyond label. Set on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the novel anatomizes this unlikely hero's ambivalence-racked relationships with a veritable cast of thousands, all of whom have one thing in common...
Stanley Kubrick: the Odysseys
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
April 2, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of a 1968 premiere screening in Washington, D.C. of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film remains the most fascinating cinematographic adventure given to experience. This essay explores the multiple connections to the Odyssean theme in Stanley Kubrick's filmography.
Nip and Tuck
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Plastic surgeon to the rich girls and women of Los Angeles, Dr. Henry Strandberg loses his wife in a freak surgical accident. In the hopes of surviving his grief and rage, Henry turns into a visionary voyeur, employing modern technology to violate the sex lives of his elite clients. What follows is a twisted downward sexual spiral that has him wielding his scalpel for more than just a nip or tuck
Chasing Elephants: Healing Psychologically with Buddhist Wisdom
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / general, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
As both a practicing psychotherapist and, Buddhist priest-teacher, Dr. Diane Shainberg uniquely integrates Buddhist spiritual wisdom with the practice of western psychological healing. She demonstrates how rather than searching for health through external solutions, one can look to his or her own internal potentials for healing and transformation. The author gives us specific practices for psych
Songs of Angst and Pain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
All the lyrics included in this volume reflect this gone-by world. Some were set to music, got recorded and or performed live. Others never went beyond the worn out coffee-stained pages of the notebook . . . They were songs of angst and pain, made of fickle flames desperate to find a hearth to express themselves.
Inviting a Monkey to Tea: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
To "invite a monkey to tea” is to befriend our own mind-which is often compared to a drunken monkey for all its mad twists and turns. A wild monkey is full of irrepressible desires, and thus chases its own tail in its search for happiness! This book is about learning to welcome the mind as ally without fear or resistance, thus relaxing that frantic search and resting in the joy of who we are.
Les Années Sourdes, Vol 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,950. Language: French. Published: November 12, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Plays » European / French
Ce deuxième volume de pièces débute avec “Le Mollusque,” un long monologue du point de vue d’un escargot sur le malentendu existant autour de la définition du mot épicurien, qui le rend pas du tout heureux, puisqu'il est sur le point de se faire déguster. “Grisou en Atomiseur,” représente les premiers pas vers un théâtre psychologique, vers un soucis de vouloir capter une essence humaine.
Les Années Sourdes, Vol 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,650. Language: French. Published: November 10, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Plays » European / French, Plays » American / African American
Collection de Pièces de théâtre 1991-1992. Ce livre rassemble les pièces suivantes: Les Moustiques, 1991; L’Ascenseur, 1992; L’Ordre Alphabêtatique, 1991; Les Maîtres de L’Oblique, 1992; Les Machines à Ressusciter, 1992.
Les Limbes Oscillatoires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,590. Language: French. Published: October 22, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Poetry » French Poetry
Cette compilation de poèmes couvre une période très lointaine et errante de ma vie, enjambant près d’une dizaine d’années, de 1985 à 1994. À l’époque, si le temps n’a pas complètement corrompu ma mémoire, j’ étais grandement attiré par la poésie, celles de René Char, Blaise Cendrars, Louis Aragon, et les classiques aussi en passant de Villon à Racine et plus tard Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire..
Tanker 10
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
A timely and compelling story about a bullied and overweight boy and his love of baseball. "Tanker 10" opens in Brockton, MA, in 1976, where bashful and overweight 10-year-old Jimmy just wants to read his books and toss the ball with his best friend Ben. Unfortunately, Jimmy is an entertaining victim for his older brother Cliff and his buddies.
Bruce Conner: in the Estheticization of Violence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,370. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Someday Bruce Conner will be considered as a pioneer of the post-modern aesthetic trend, along with the likes of Lawrence Stern or Marcel Duchamp. Strange claim you may think since none of them really created during the post-modern era. This claim is made clear in this book, which covers the filmic work of Bruce Conner, the pioneer of found footage filmmaking, so well-known nowadays for having
Last Glimpse Into the Firing Squad, Vol 3
Series: A Glimpse into the Firing Squad, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Screenplays » Drama
This final volume of screenplays (vol 3), all written by Frederic Colier, concludes with four more feature scripts, the high concept action sci-fis: "Overload," "Seeds," and "This Mortal Coil," and the social drama, "1975," which is an american transposition of the French script, originally entitled, "M & N," which deals with the aftermath of the Algerian war, which itself later became "1962."
Another Glimpse into the Firing Squad, Vol 2
Series: A Glimpse into the Firing Squad, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Screenplays » Drama, Screenplays » Thriller
Following the release of "A Glimpse into the Firing Squad," Vol1, a collection of five produced screenplays, Book Case Engine is releasing "Another Glimpse into the Firing Squad," Vol 2, a collection of seven un-produced screenplays, written by Frederic Colier. The collection includes the psychological drama award winner, "Made in China," adapted from the novel "Adversity."
A Glimpse into the Firing Squad, Vol 1
Series: A Glimpse into the Firing Squad, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Screenplays » Drama, Screenplays » Thriller
"A Glimpse into the Firing Squad" consists of a collection of five produced screenplays, written and directed by Frederic Colier. Two feature psychological drama films: The Hindenburg Omen (2008), and Dinosaur Park (2010), and three short films, the psychological thrillers: Of Wanderlust (2003), and Desert Weeds (2004), and the reflective Bounce (2005).
Getting Out of Your Own Way: Unlocking Your True Performance Potential
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,460. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The primary obstacle to successful performance of any kind is our own mind. In a clear and compassionate style, Shainberg-Colier shows us how to understand and overcome the psychological barriers that keep us from achieving our full potential. The book demonstrates how to radically change our relationship with negative thoughts, move beyond comparison, self-doubt, and jealousy.
Playground for Talking Heads
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Plays » American / African American
The Playground is the Thing: "Why did you bring me here? To a place like this?" asks the bewildered Kate while trapped in the conceptual hopscotch of Frederic Colier’s relentless imagination. As moral outrage resurfaces in our overtly self-conscious Look-Forward-In-Angst generation, it becomes apparent that our intellectual community is in dire need of a playground.
A Memoir of Absence
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,340. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ever since Salinger, nine seems to be a magic number when it comes to rendering debut short story collections. Frederic Colier's A Memoir of Absence is no exception. Embarking on an evocative journey through the heartland of our own delusions, Colier's terse prose guides us beyond the barren cultural plane of our all-too-malleable American dreams taking us into a realm of intellectual urgency, lin
The Rain Crow
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by Books We Live by. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in the rural lands of central Michigan, The Rain Crow follows the journey of a young man who is struggling to find a place in a life without a place for him. With a mother now dead and a father emotionally absent, Rudy is left with the family's crumbling dairy farm. He must choose between his own promising future and what remains of his relationship with his father.


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