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This Census-Taker

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This Census-Taker by China Miéville Book Summary:

For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries—and fails—to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. Praise for This Census-Taker “China Miéville is a magician . . . who can both blow your mind with ideas as big as the universe and break your heart with language so precise and polished, it’s like he’s writing with diamonds.”—NPR “The book haunts the reader; what actually happened seems always just out of reach, glimpsed in shadow as it rounds a corner ahead of our vision.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “[Mieville’s] been compared to Karen Russell and George Saunders, and rightfully so.”—The Huffington Post “Marvellous.”—The Guardian “Lingers in the mind like an unsettling dream.”—Financial Times “A thought-provoking fairy tale for adults . . . [This Census-Taker] resembles the narrative style, quirkiness, and plotting found in the works of Karen Russell, Aimee Bender, or Steven Millhauser.”—Booklist “Brief and dreamlike . . . a deceptively simple story whose plot could be taken as a symbolic representation of an aspect of humanity as big as an entire society and as small as a single soul.”—Kirkus Reviews

This Census-Taker

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This Census-Taker by China Mieville,China Miéville Book Summary:

Filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. "One of our most important writers." Independent on Sunday In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE 'You can't talk about Miéville without using the word "brilliant".' Ursula Le Guin, Guardian 'Miéville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination.' Financial Times 'Miéville - twice winner of the British Fantasy Award and three times winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award - is head and shoulders above other writers in this genre.' The Times 'With each book Miéville becomes more and more ambitious, with a profusion of ideas and images on each page that makes other contemporary books look thin and reductive.' Scotland on Sunday

This Census-Taker

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This Census-Taker by China Miéville Book Summary:

In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? A novella filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity.

The Census Taker

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The Census Taker by Marilyn Stablein Book Summary:

How does a Western census taker count non-bodies, or tally marriages in which the only legal and binding ones are to bel fruits? Marilyn Stablein leads us on an intimate journey through India and Nepal with a vivid collection of images and encounters. Here, the Western mind meets the Eastern world. Whether describing Tibetan hotels, animal sacrifices, plunging buses, or how a toilet becomes a museum, Stablein has an eye for detail, a facility with language that includes elements of reportage, folk tales, exotic narrative, and a sensitivity to the cultures she evokes. Dreams and reality, enlightenment and practicality weave together creating an American women's portrait of life deep in the heart of regions unknown to most of us. Blending the conventional with the bizarre, the every-day with the exotic, the mundane with the extraordinary, Stablein introduced us to a cast of unforgettable characters: an untouchable woman from a tantric sect of Shiva worshippers who raids the funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges; a washerman who teaches "the Art of Washing Clothes" to a group of hippies; a young Westerner who meditates himself into a trance listening to old, scratchy Beatles tapes.

The Census Taker and Other Deaf Humor

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The Census Taker and Other Deaf Humor by Adrean Clark Book Summary:

A collection of short humor by Deaf writer Adrean Clark, The Census Taker is a snapshot of Deaf culture and the Deaf experience. Nothing is safe from her gentle elbowing, not even the entire "cochlear-implanted population of Idaho." Who knew hearing loss could be funny?

Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1915-1922, Taken by Agent James E. Henderson. Volume I (1915-1916)

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Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1915-1922, Taken by Agent James E. Henderson. Volume I (1915-1916) by Jeff Bowen,James E. Henderson Book Summary:

This is a transcription of the first two years (1915-1916) of a census of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from Cherokee, North Carolina, living on the reservation known as the Qualla Boundary. Individuals enumerated in the census are descendants of the Cherokees who were not removed to Indian Territory during the period 1838-1839 in the migration known as the Trail of Tears. The information provided in the census almost invariably gives the individual's name, family relationship, date of birth, and sex--information that is critical in any genealogical research. In some cases, the Indian Agent also compiled Cherokee birth and death dates or the names of children living apart from their parents.

Eastern Cherokee Census: 1919-1920

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Eastern Cherokee Census: 1919-1920 by Jeff Bowen,James E. Henderson Book Summary:

This is a transcription of the fifth and sixth year (1919-1920) of a census of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians taken by James E. Henderson, Indian Agent representing the U.S. government for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The entire census covers the eight years between 1915 and 1922 and is based on a microfilm copy of a typescript originally on file at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Eastern Cherokee Census: 1917-1918

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Eastern Cherokee Census: 1917-1918 by Jeff Bowen,James E. Henderson Book Summary:

This is a transcription of the third and fourth year (1917-1918) of a census of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from Cherokee, North Carolina, living on the reservation known as the Qualla Boundary. Individuals enumerated in the census are descendants of the Cherokees who were not removed to Indian Territory during the period 1838-1839 in the migration known as the Trail of Tears. The information provided in the census almost invariably gives the individual's name, family relationship, date of birth, and sex--information that is critical in any genealogical research. In some cases, the Indian Agent also compiled Cherokee birth and death dates or the names of children living apart from their parents.

Eastern Cherokee Census: 1921-1922

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Eastern Cherokee Census: 1921-1922 by James E. Henderson Book Summary:

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Life and Letters of John Rickman

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Life and Letters of John Rickman by Orlo Williams Book Summary:

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

1990 Census of Population and Housing

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1990 Census of Population and Housing by N.A Book Summary:

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1980 census of population and housing

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1980 census of population and housing by N.A Book Summary:

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Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1923 1929, Taken by Agent James E. Henderson. Volume II

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Eastern Cherokee Census, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1923 1929, Taken by Agent James E. Henderson. Volume II by Jeff Bowen Book Summary:

This is the second volume in a series of transcriptions of census material for the Eastern Band of Cherokees between 1923 and 1929 (see also Volume I). Researchers familiar with the work of compiler Jeff Bowen will know that he completed the transcription of a four-volume series of census records gathered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent James E. Henderson for the years 1915 to 1922. Like its predecessor this new three-volume series is based on Agent Henderson COs enumerations. This series marks the first time the 1923 to 1929 Eastern Cherokee data has been made available as a publication."

1990 Census of Population and Housing

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1990 Census of Population and Housing by Census of population and housing (1990). Book Summary:

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1990 Census of Population

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1990 Census of Population

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1990 Census of Population by United States. Bureau of the Census Book Summary:

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U.S. Census of Housing, 1960

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U.S. Census of Housing, 1960 by United States. Bureau of the Census Book Summary:

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Louisiana Census Records: Avoyelles and St. Landry Parishes, 1810 & 1820

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Louisiana Census Records: Avoyelles and St. Landry Parishes, 1810 & 1820 by Robert Bruce L. Ardoin Book Summary:

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The Census Bureau's moment in the sun comes just once in a decade. Right now, its gearing up for the big count

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The Census Bureau's moment in the sun comes just once in a decade. Right now, its gearing up for the big count by David Riley Book Summary:

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Rooting Out Your Ancestory

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Rooting Out Your Ancestory by Vikki L. Jeanne Cleveland Book Summary:

a primer for beginning and organizing your quest for your family roots Table of Contents Chapter 1/The Genealogist: A Curious Nut on the Family Tree Chapter 2/Prepping for the Past Lane Chapter 3/In the Beginning Is My End Chapter 4/A Look at the Book and 'Zine Scene Chapter 5/Your Research Takes Form Chapter 6/Sense and Census-ability Chapter 7/Dying to Get into a Cemetery? Chapter 8/Happy Hunting Grounds Chapter 9/They Went Data Way Chapter 10/Now What? Chapter 11/FUNdamentals and Farewells Appendix This Web page is registered with Published.com