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Tinkers
Author: Paul Harding
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443400203
Pages: 224
Year: 2010-06-01
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An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.
Tinkers
Author: Paul Harding
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099538040
Pages: 191
Year: 2010
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"Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure. A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring. Heartbreaking and life affirming, TINKERS is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature."
'Tinkers'
Author: Mary Burke
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199566461
Pages: 329
Year: 2009-07-16
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2009 is the centenary of the death of major early twentieth-century Irish playwright J.M. Synge, whose work constitutes some of the most influential but misunderstood representations of Travellers ('tinkers'), members of a minority that has existed on Ireland's margins for centuries. This volume is the first examination of the cultural history of the Traveller to trace that figure back to medieval Irish historiography and English Renaissance literature and forwardto contemporary US screen depictions of the allied Irish-American Traveler. It constitutes both an accessible and landmark study of a critically-neglected community and an important reassessment ofthe legacy of Synge and a number of other twentieth-century Irish and British writers, both major and less well-known, who also depicted the tinker.
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Pages: 119
Year: 1976
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Irish Travellers
Author: Alen MacWeeney, Bairbre Ni Fhloinn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615415024
Pages: 115
Year: 2011
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In 1965, Alen MacWeeney came upon an encampment of itinerants in a waste ground by the Cherry Orchard Fever Hospital outside Dublin. Then called tinkers and later formally styled Travellers (as they preferred to call themselves) by the Irish government, they were living in hard-used by richly coloured caravans, ramshackle sheds, and time-worn tents. MacWeeney was captivated by their independence, individuality and endurance, despite the bleakness of their circumstances. MacWeeney became accepted by the travellers and began to take photographs of them. In a moving essay about days and nights among them, he writes: Theirs was a bigger way of life than mine, with its daily struggle for survival, compared to my struggle to find images symbolic and representative of that life.Over five years he spent many evenings in the Travellers caravans and by their campfires, drinking tea and listening to their tales, songs and music. In this book, MacWeeney has created a superb record of a vanishing way of life and a photographic masterwork.
The Killing of the Tinkers
Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429902345
Pages: 256
Year: 2005-03-01
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When Jack Taylor blew town at the end of The Guards his alcoholism was a distant memory and sober dreams of a new life in London were shining in his eyes. In the opening pages of The Killing of the Tinkers, Jack's back in Galway a year later with a new leather jacket on his back, a pack of smokes in his pocket, a few grams of coke in his waistband, and a pint of Guinness on his mind. So much for new beginnings. Before long he's sunk into his old patterns, lifting his head from the bar only every few days, appraising his surroundings for mere minutes and then descending deep into the alcoholic, drug-induced fugue he prefers to the real world. But a big gypsy walks into the bar one day during a moment of Jack's clarity and changes all that with a simple request. Jack knows the look in this man's eyes, a look of hopelessness mixed with resolve topped off with a quietly simmering rage; he's seen it in the mirror. Recognizing a kindred soul, Jack agrees to help him, knowing but not admitting that getting involved is going to lead to more bad than good. But in Jack Taylor's world bad and good are part and parcel of the same lost cause, and besides, no one ever accused Jack of having good sense. Ken Bruen wowed critics and readers alike when he introduced Jack Taylor in The Guards; he'll blow them away with The Killing of the Tinkers, a novel of gritty brilliance that cements Bruen's place among the greats of modern crime fiction.
Tinker Dabble Doodle Try
Author: Srini Pillay, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1101883669
Pages: 304
Year: 2017-05-02
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Harness your mind’s innate tendency to wander, stall, rest, and unfocus and become more productive—in the boardroom, living room, or classroom. To finish tasks and achieve goals, most people believe that more focus is the solution. We rely on to-do lists, calendar reminders, noise-blocking headphones, and sometimes medication to help us concentrate—even though these tactics often fail to substantially improve productivity. Drawing on the latest brain research, compelling stories from his psychological practice, and colorful examples of counterintuitive success from sports, business, education, and the arts, neuroscientist Srini Pillay, M.D., challenges traditional ideas about productivity, revealing the lasting, positive benefits of adding deliberate and regular unfocus to your repertoire. A fascinating tour through brain wavelengths and rhythm, mindsets, and mental relaxation, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try demonstrates how specific kinds of planned unfocus stimulate cognitive calmness, jumpstart productivity, enhance innovation, inspire creativity, improve long-term memory, and, of course, help you stay on target. Tinkering with ideas and with things releases your mind to wander from a state of stuckness into a possibility frame of mind, triggering neural connections and new insights. Dabbling in a new endeavor—whether a hobby or fantasy—disrupts your habitual and reactive thinking, helping you find new solutions to old problems. Doodling can help you tap into another brain frequency to remove obstacles and create opportunities and inspiration. With techniques for training the brain to unfocus, concepts for scheduling busy lives, and ideas for controlling this new cognitive-toggling capability, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try will change how you think about daydreaming, relaxing, leaving work unfinished, and even multitasking. What you’ll discover is a greater freedom, a deeper intelligence, and a more profound joy in your life. Advance praise for Tinker Dabble Doodle Try “Pillay’s effortless writing style, combined with an excellent balance of popular psychology and self-help, makes this a helpful read for those who enjoy a light dive into psychology with practical applications.”—Library Journal “Pillay cites an intriguing range of brain studies to support his argument, and his case studies of individuals with whom he has worked provide useful insights.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dr. Srini Pillay offers a brilliant, deeply researched, and even more deeply imagined blueprint for using one’s full mental armamentarium, conscious, unconscious, and all the undiscovered rest! A fantastic book!”—Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., co-author of Delivered from Distraction “Dr. Pillay’s new book will help you create a new, fun, more playful destiny and unlock your brain’s inner potential.”—Daniel G. Amen, M.D., co-author of The Brain Warrior’s Way “This book not only gives you license to step off the hamster wheel of focus, focus, focus, but it will show you how to strategically and productively do so.”—JJ Virgin, author of JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet “This brilliant book shows how to manipulate your brain to alternate between intense concentration and deliberate mind-wandering.”—Mark Robert Waldman, co-author of How God Changes Your Brain “Great medicine for those who have long suspected that multitasking and always being on the go aren’t all they are cracked up to be.”—Sara Gottfried M.D., author of The Hormone Cure
A Tinker's Damn
Author: Darryl Wimberley
Publisher: MP Publishing
ISBN: 1849820910
Pages: 350
Year: 2009-12-01
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As the nation readies to enter WWII, Tink Buchanan has one concern: his personal battle to regain the land, and home, that are his birthright. A generation earlier the Ogilvies had forced his father to turn over the land to cover a debt, and with the Depression grinding on, Tink sees his chance to return the favor — if he can only dredge up a bit more cash. So he pulls his son, Carter, out of college to work in his lumber mill and sets his eyes on going home. But Tink's plan unravels when Carter's affection for Julia Ogilvie threatens familial ties — and as racial tensions mount following the brutal murder of his employee, Saint MacGrue.
Tinkers and Travellers
Author: Sharon Gmelch
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773592903
Pages: 144
Year: 1975-01-01
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061847801
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-10-13
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "mystery, death, beauty, violence."
Puck of the Droms
Author: Artelia Court
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520037111
Pages: 297
Year: 1985-01-01
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Describes the living conditions of Ireland's itinerant Tinkers, traces their history, and shares the experiences, stories, and folk tales of three modern Tinkers
Tinker
Author: Wen Spencer
Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 1481483471
Pages: 352
Year: 2018-09-04
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The First Entry in Wen Spencer’s Popular Tinker Series Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour. Tinker finds herself taking on the Elven court, the NSA, the Elven Interdimensional Agency, technology smugglers and a college-minded xenobiologist as she tries to stay focused on what's really important – her first date. Armed with an intelligence the size of a planet, steel-toed boots, and a junkyard dog attitude, Tinker is ready to kick butt to get her first kiss. About Wen Spencer: "Each and every character is fascinating, extraordinarily well-developed, and gets right under your skin. . . . A terrific, memorable story." —Julie E. Czerneda, author of In the Company of Others "Spencer takes her readers on a fast-paced journey into disbelief. [Her] timing is impeccable and the denouement stunning." —Romantic Times (four-star review) "This novel [Alien Taste] is keeper-shelf material." —BookBrowser "Wonderfully inventive . . . a fun protagonist." —Locus
The Tinker's Daughter
Author: Wendy G Lawton
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575677059
Pages: 144
Year: 2002-04-01
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John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, only mentioned one of his children in his memoirs- Mary. Born blind, her story still intrigues us today. Mary developed a fierce determination for independence despite her disability after years of proving she was not hindered by her blindness. Only when she admits she needs help does she tap into the Source of all strength.
Tinker
Author: Glenn Van Ekeren
Publisher: Higherlife Development Services
ISBN: 1939183235
Pages: 76
Year: 2014-02-11
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Discover the secrets for achieving excellence in our fast-paced, ever changing, chaotic world. Tinker will help you to: Catch a vision of what could be, Become an enemy of mediocrity, shake up the status quo, move confidently into an unknown future. Are you ready to abandon the normal... Nurture your curiosity... Revolutionize what you do...?
The Tinker's Tale
Author: Michael DeAngelo
Publisher: Tellest
ISBN: 1505266831
Pages: 75
Year: 2014-12-05
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Maximus Xanders, visionary of Atalatha and legendary Knight of Virtue, has just finished his greatest invention. Though known for his technological marvels in weaponry and strategies, his latest venture has a more personal touch. Built in secrecy, the innovation is spied by an unlikely guest. A trade is agreed upon: in exchange for silence on the matter, Maximus will tell a tale of his own meager beginnings. Decades earlier, when Maximus was a boy just reaching manhood, he longed for a different life. Living among the countryside, his family was everything, with the exception of a passion for tinkering. When his father brought home Charcoal, a stubborn, massive horse, Maximus could never have predicted the friendship that would form, or the bond that would be a part of him for the rest of his life.

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