Shore Writers Sampler

the cries inside my head Gramps ' cries that bring it all back too vividly . When the
giant waves battered the boat , I was already prone on the deck with my hands
tightly clutching the chair braces . Through water - blurred eyes , I watched ...

Author: George H. Gillelan


ISBN: 0961899301

Category: American literature

Page: 248

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Prefaces and Writing Sampler

She requires mundane and trivial communion that interferes with the author's vocation : " Your thought belongs to me ... Your attentiveness is my daily ...

Author: Robert L. Perkins

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881460214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 454

View: 400


The newest commentary on the writings of Kieregaard includes two volumes in one. They focus on the Dane's Prefaces and Writing Sampler (Volume 9) and Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions (Volume 10). Robert Perkins has once again commissioned and collected essays from an international group of Kierkegaardian scholars for this volume

Spectator Sampler

Some years ago a writer was lecturing in Utah , where I grew up . ... I had moved away from Utah and done my writing elsewhere and that , he said ...

Author: Robert Carver North

Publisher: Stanford University Press



Page: 136

View: 964


The Next Page A Fiction Sampler for Book Clubs

What was your greatest challenge in writing The Mourning Hours? Your biggest surprise? At the beginning, I just let myself write and write and write, ...

Author: Alex Brunkhorst

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781460391259

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 847


"Thrilling and illuminating."—LA Times "A hypnotic psychological thriller." —People A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this new gripping and complex psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and the upcoming page-turner Don't You Cry, Mary Kubica She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head… Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home. Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated. More Praise: "Hypnotic and anything but predictable." —Kirkus, starred review "A superb psychological thriller…stunning."—Publishers Weekly, starred review Read the New York Times bestselling novel that everyone is talking about, The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica! Look for Mary's latest complex and addictive tale of deceit and obsession, Don't You Cry. Order your copies today!

An Illinois Sampler

The first writing exercises we do together are intended to identify our ... If my student writers want to convey something fresh about friendship or ...

Author: Mary-Ann Winkelmes

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252096570

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 962


An Illinois Sampler presents personal accounts from eighteen faculty members at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, about their research and how it enriches and energizes their teaching. Contributors from the humanities, engineering, social and natural sciences, and other disciplines explore how ideas, methods, and materials merge to lead their students down life-changing paths to creativity, discovery, and solutions. Faculty introduce their classes to work conducted from the Illinois prairie to the farms of Africa, from densely populated cities to dense computer coding, and in so doing generate an atmosphere where research, teaching, and learning thrive inside a feedback loop of education across disciplines. Aimed at alumni and prospective students interested in the university's ongoing mission, as well as current faculty and students wishing to stay up to date on the work being done around them, An Illinois Sampler showcases the best, the most ambitious, and the most effective teaching practices developed and nurtured at one of the world's premier research universities. Contributors are Nancy Abelmann, Flavia C. D. Andrade, Jayadev Athreya, Betty Jo Barrett, Thomas J. Bassett, Hugh Bishop, Antoinette Burton, Lauren A. Denofrio-Corrales, Lizanne DeStefano, Karen Flynn, Bruce W. Fouke, Rebecca Ginsburg, Julie Jordan Gunn, Geoffrey Herman, Laurie Johnson, Kyle T. Mays, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Audrey Petty, Anke Pinkert, Raymond Price, Luisa-Maria Rosu, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Carol Spindel, Mark D. Steinberg, William Sullivan, Richard I. Tapping, Bradley Tober, Agniezska Tuszynska, Bryan Wilcox, Kate Williams, Mary-Ann Winkelmes, and Yi Lu.

Simon Schuster 2013 Fiction Sampler

... novel has required a very great deal of research, most of it in the traditional way (I list some of the source books in my Author's Note at the end).

Author: Teddy Wayne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476744469

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 215


We are proud to introduce seven powerful, original, and irresistible novels coming in 2013 from Simon & Schuster: The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Y, Middle Men, Motherland, The Why of Things, The Gravity of Birds, and Snow Hunters. This sample features exclusive excerpts, interviews with the writers, and commentary from the books’ editors. · In The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne, an eleven-year-old pop megastar searches for his identity in the dark heart of America's monstrous obsession with fame. · Marjorie Celona’s highly acclaimed and exquisitely rendered debut, Y, follows a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. · From an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, Motherland is a powerful story of a love triangle set in England, France, India, and Jamaica against the backdrop of World War II. · In Middle Men, Stegner Fellow and New Yorker contributor Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, portraying a group of men, from young dreamers to old vets, as they make valiant forays into middle-class respectability. · Tracy Guzeman's compelling debut novel, The Gravity of Birds, follows the ordeal of an art authenticator and an art historian employed by a famous, reclusive painter to sell a never-before-seen portrait, leading them to discover devastating secrets two sisters have kept from each other, and from the artist. · In Snow Hunters, an elegant, haunting, and highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree Paul Yoon, a North Korean war refugee confronts the wreckage of his past. · From the critically acclaimed author of December comes The Why Of Things, a buoyant and beautiful new novel about a family struggling in the aftermath of a suicide. Each author is an accomplished artist and has created a lasting work you’ll want to read and relish and talk about.

The Minotaur Sampler Volume 3

New Books to Make Your Heart Race Hannah Morrissey, Kimi Cunningham Grant, ... my aspirations of becoming a traditionally published writer to Mona.

Author: Hannah Morrissey

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250826077

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 385


Looking for a new book that will make your heart race? This free, third edition of The Minotaur Sampler compiles the beginnings of four can't-miss novels publishing Fall 2021 for easy sampling. Hannah Morrissey’s captivating mystery suspense debut, Hello, Transcriber, features a female police transcriber who goes beyond the limits to solve a harrowing case. Every night, while the street lamps shed the only light on Wisconsin's most crime-ridden city, police transcriber Hazel Greenlee listens as detectives divulge Black Harbor's gruesome secrets. A father and daughter living in isolation in the remote Appalachian mountains must reckon with the ghosts of their past in this next feature, a mesmerizing novel of suspense. Vividly atmospheric and masterfully tense, Kimi Cunningham Grant’s These Silent Woods is a poignant story of survival, sacrifice, and how far a father will go when faced with losing it all. From a distance, NYU freshman Claudia Castro has it all. But when the rest of the school comes back from Spring Break, Claudia is missing. From the critically acclaimed author of Invisible City and Conviction, Julia Dahl’s The Missing Hours is a novel about obsession, privilege, and the explosive consequences of one violent act. Finish with a special collaboration between Wednesday Books and Minotaur Books: Enola Holmes is back! The nationally bestselling series and breakout Netflix sensation returns to beguile readers young and old in Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche.

The Next Page A Fiction Sampler for Book Clubs

I both creditand blame caffeine for many of my writing decisions. Eachday, I have a basic idea ofwhat needsto happen next, andIgo from there.

Author: Jason Mott

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459251618

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 424


Anyone who is part of a book club is very familiar with this constant question: What should we read next? Whether your club wants to travel back in time to exotic locations, or prefers to wrestle with big issues in a contemporary setting, this sampler of six extraordinarynovels has something for every book club: The Returned by Jason Mott, I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan, Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel, The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey, The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten and The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard. Each excerpt is accompanied by a letter from the novel's editor explaining why the book is a perfect book club pick. There is also bonus material to enrich your discussions, including reading guides and author conversations. So, read on, enjoy, find the perfect book and be the star of your book club.

Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts

The Union Quilters and the Loyal Union Sampler z “I am not accustomed to the use of ... In my writing, my favorite characters usually possess similar ...

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781607057666

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 436


Inspired by Jennifer Chiaverini's best-selling novel, The Union Quilters, this sampler quilt offers a treasure trove of traditional blocks sewn by the women of Elm Creek Valley to support their troops during the American Civil War. The book includes historical notes on the novel and photos of 9 Loyal Union Samplers made by Jennifer and other Elm Creek Quilts lovers from around the world. These blocks can be mixed and matched with blocks from Jennifer's wildly popular Elm Creek Quilts sampler, Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. ·121 traditional 6” quilt blocks ·Full-sized patterns for every block, plus instructions for assembling the quilt ·Start an Elm Creek Quilt club and feature a different block at each meeting

A Little Something Different Chapter Sampler

"And in case you've trudged into the depths of Narnia by mistake, this is creative writing." I fall into my usual creative writing spiel and pass out ...

Author: Sandy Hall

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466886605

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 64

View: 519


Download sample chapters of A Little Something Different, from the distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads. The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!

Licensed to Thrill A Diane Capri Sampler

Shortly thereafter, I became a member of the ITW board along with my friend, the #1 International Bestselling author, Lee Child. Later,I served asExecutive ...

Author: Diane Capri

Publisher: AugustBooks

ISBN: 9780988234628

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 261


New York Times Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Presents Licensed to Thrill! Try Before You Buy! So many books, so little time, right? Which ones will you love? Open this collection of hefty samples and enjoy great characters, mystery, suspense, thrills, a few laughs, and loads of atmosphere that will have you Thrilled to read more! "Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers Dear Friends, It might be better if I didn't confess this right up front. But I thought you should know.... WARNING: Licensed to Thrill is a nefarious plot. How so? We want to entice you to read more of my books the way chocolatiers ply me with irresistible morsels and wineries waft swoon-worthy samples under my nose. Like the famous potato chips, we hope you won't be able to stop after reading this collection of special gems not gathered anywhere else. Fiendishly clever, isn't it? Exactly. We need to give you enough to whet your appetite and draw you in, but not so much that you'll no longer be hungry for more. A fine line. Tricky. Challenging. Fun! Here's what we selected for your reading pleasure in Licensed to Thrill: A Diane Capri Sampler Fatal Enemy, featuring the new heroine I really love--Jess Kimball. A fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system failed. Jess reminds me of Jack Reacher, only female, smaller, and nicer. Jess is alone in the world wherever she goes. But unlike Reacher, Jess's mission is one only she believes in and only she can complete. In Jess's shoes, could you do what she's done? I wonder.... Jess Kimball's story continues in the sample of Fatal Distraction, which opened as the Amazon #3 Bestselling Legal Thriller, behind John Grisham. What a thrill that was for me. (Why? Hang on -- I'm getting to that.) Behind the Book scoop on my friendship with #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child who calls my work, "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too." Lee gave the Hunt for Reacher series an enthusiastic two thumbs up: "Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her!" Don't Know Jack garnered #1 Amazon Bestseller spots on the Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists both in the U.S. and U.K. The sample here should whet your appetite to find out what happens when two F.B.I. agents are tasked with the mysterious and confounding task of hunting Jack Reacher. What does law have to do with justice? We lawyers are an odd bunch and the law is a very strange mixture of the best and the worst of times for heroes and villains alike in my Justice Series of witty legal suspense mysteries. All six of these are set in Florida, so if it's a bit cold where you are right now, take a little trip with me to the Sunshine State where things are a whole lot warmer. Readers and reviewers alike love this series, but when the mystery reviewers at Romantic Times awarded Wasted Justice their coveted "Top Pick" -- well, all I can say is what a rush! Licensed to Thrill also includes an excerpt from Lee Child's Reacher Report sharing his views on Don't Know Jack; a humorous piece titled "Diane Capri Reveals Lee Child (not Jack Reacher?)"; and finally--remember what I said earlier about John Grisham? What? I'm out of space? Yikes! Well, you'll just have to see for yourself! Grab your copy now and start reading today! Enjoy! Diane Capri Lee Child, action, Jack Reacher, Reacher, military, army, romance, suspense, thriller, mystery, Florida, Michigan, adoption, secret baby, women sleuth, legal thriller, John Grisham, thriller series, mystery series, romantic suspense series, romantic suspense, hepatitis, medical mystery, medical thriller, psychological thriller, strong female, strong female protagonist, police procedural, thriller and suspense, vigilante justice, crime, action packed, private investigators, lawyer, police officer, FBI agents, Alaska, hard-boiled, cozy, legal, medical, suspense, suspense series, spies, tech, techno, technology, crime, financial, murder, theft, litigator, judge, juror, death, due justice, secret justice, twisted justice, wasted justice, mistaken justice, deadly dozen, deadly, gun, killer, sniper, shot, deadly, parenting, relationships, crime fiction, crime novel, kidnapping, serial killers, heist, series, women's fiction, detective, conspiracy, political, terrorism, contemporary, genre fiction, United States

My Writer s Sampler

Each story is complete in itself, and at the same time illustrates a skill involved in writing fiction. The second section of the book delves deeply into all the elements of fiction writing.

Author: Marie Brack

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533597154


Page: 442

View: 720


The author wanted to learn to write fiction. She learned by doing, and by researching specific skills. The result is a wild ride of genres, themes, and moods. Each story is complete in itself, and at the same time illustrates a skill involved in writing fiction. The second section of the book delves deeply into all the elements of fiction writing. The third part details correct usage of easily confused words. The style is accessible; the examples are clear and sometimes entertaining. The appendices on self-publishing and marketing will help you take your writing out into the world.

Tender Darkness A Mary MacLane Sampler

I think my style of writing has a wonderful intensity in it, and it is admirably suited to the creature it portrays. What sort of Portrayal of myself would ...

Author: Mary MacLane

Publisher: Petrarca Press

ISBN: 9781883304072

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

View: 328


“Mary MacLane comes off the page quivering with life. She is before her time ... Moving.” - London Times With her first book - written in 1901, at age nineteen - she was hailed as a marvel by the likes of H.L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, and Harriet Monroe. She went on to become a pioneering newswoman, gambler extraordinaire, bon vivant, and a star of the silent screen. She influenced Gertrude Stein, inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, was puzzled over by Mark Twain, and upon her death in 1929 was eulogized as “an errant daughter of literature ... the first of the self-expressionists, and also the first of the Flappers,” as the creator of “that revolution in manners, that transvaluation of values in the female code of behavior known as the Roaring Twenties.” In this authoritative critical edition, the best of Mary MacLane returns to print. With the complete text of her striking first book (with all expurgated passages restored), a selection of her colorful newspaper feature articles, a full-length 1902 interview with the enigmatic author, detailed notes and bibliography, Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Sampler reacquaints the reading public with a literary genius who took on the establishment - and won. “Mary MacLane’s first book was the first of the confessional diaries ever written in this nation, and it was a sensation.” - N.Y. Times editoral “Anyone who reads her will never forget her voice.” - Biographile “She reminds us of the power of personal narrative, honestly told.” - The Atlantic “In a pre-soundbite age she already knew how to draw blood in one direct sentence.” - The Awl “She had a short but fiery life of writing and misadventure, and her writing was a template for the confessional memoirs that have become ubiquitous.” - The New Yorker “One of the most fascinatingly self-involved personalities of the 20th century.” - The Age “A girl wonder.” - Harper’s “Confessional journalists have people like Mary MacLane to thank.” - Flavorwire “Her diaries ignited a national uproar, ushering in a new era for women’s voices. Her elegant, ambitious embrace of full-disclosure opened a door to what was possible for women.” - The Atlantic “Fiery frankness made her a pioneer.” - Time Out Chicago “Her poetry is one of extremes: lust for happiness, despair for life.” - Hairy Dog Review “Riveting.” - N.H. Public Radio “I Await the Devil’s Coming is a small masterpiece, full of camp and swagger.” - Parul Sehgal, NPR “Pioneering newswoman, later silent-screen star, considered the veritable spirit of the iconoclastic Twenties.” - Boston Globe “A pioneering feminist - a sensation.” - Feminist Bookstore News “First of the self-expressionists, and the first of the Flappers.” - Chicagoan Check for exclusive content, news, and previews.

YOU DON T KNOW MY NAME Chapter Sampler

My dad was supposed to be a photographer, my mother a writer, for the Associated Press. Saying they worked for the AP made it plausible for them to have to ...

Author: Kristen Orlando

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250145772

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 61

View: 620


Download the first five chapters of YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME. Fighter, Faker, Student, Spy. Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan has to decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she's always wanted? And does she even have a choice at all? Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in the captivating and emotional page-turner, You Don't Know My Name, from debut novelist Kristen Orlando!

Jacqueline Diamond Sampler 2

“Not bad for a small magazine, but you're a hell of a writer. If you weren't such a flake, Kenny, ... “For my writing?” I said. “Certainly not for your ...

Author: Jacqueline Diamond

Publisher: K. Loren Wilson


Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 442


Take a voyage of discovery! Be entertained by mystery, thriller and fantasy selections in this sampler anthology. An artist discovers the inspiration for her visions: she was stolen as a child from a different universe... After a puzzling confidence from a patient, a doctor feels compelled to find the killer when she’s murdered... A woman is sent back in time to the wrong man—or is he the right one? These are just a few of the nine novels introduced here! From mysteries to romantic suspense to supernatural thrillers, USA Today bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond’s more than 100 novels have fascinated readers for decades. Explore them in this book, where generous selections will introduce you to nine of her novels, plus a complete fantasy short story.

Cozy Case Files A Cozy Mystery Sampler

“He's one of my favorite authors. I've been reading all his books. It's so helpful to read well-written books while I'm writing my own. Why?

Author: Kylie Logan

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250239730

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 603


Looking for a new cozy series? In this new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of eight charming cozy mysteries coming in Spring 2019 for free for easy sampling. Jump into the latest cozies by the following authors: Donna Andrews, Shelia Connolly, Cate Conte, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, Ellen Hart, Kylie Logan, and Allison Montclair. With the charm of a southern belle and none of the rules, private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney is back in Games of Bones. In Terns of Endearment, Meg Langslow races to solve a mystery while aboard a broken down cruise ship. Or follow PI Jane Lawless in Twisted at the Root as she works to attain justice for a widower wrongfully convicted of his husband’s murder. If you’re an animal lover, return to cat café JJ’s House of Purrs in The Tell Tail Heart or check out The Scent of Murder, starring cadaver dog trainer Jazz Ramsey. For history fans, there's The Right Sort of Man, and the proprietresses of the Right Sort of Marriage Bureau, in 1946 London, who find their livelihood in danger when a client is arrested for the murder of another. In The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes confronts a threat to the crown. Or revisit the modern-day town that’s about to be turned into a working Victorian village in Killer in the Carriage House.

Sapphire s Sampler

Not undisciplined , nor unread , I have allowed myself , over the course of my
writing career , to dabble in genres , to play with point of view , to experiment with
modes and forms of poetry and prose . As a result , my works -- of variant themes

Author: SDiane Bogus


ISBN: STANFORD:36105029472235

Category: African American women authors

Page: 202

View: 912


Own Your Magic Sampler

I was having computer problems, and then my summer was really busy. I also had writer's block, which is the worst. I didn't mean to leave it on a ...

Author: Bethany C. Morrow

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 9781250801814

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 120

View: 948


Show the universe your power. Download the free Own Your Magic Sampler! Includes chapter excerpts from 6 epic new YA fantasies from Tor Teen—featuring Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water), Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise), Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert), Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries), and Sara B. Larson (Sisters of Shadow and Light). At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Authentic Writing

Each chapter is meant to represent a part of my sampled map. The samples, read together, aggregate what I call authentic writing ...

Author: Jeffrey Rice

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822988151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 777


In typical academic circles, texts must be critiqued, mined for the obfuscated meanings they hide, and shown to reveal larger, broader meanings than what are initially evident. To engage in this type of writing is to perform an authentic version of scholarship. But what if a scholar chooses instead to write without critique? What if they write about travelling, their children, food, grocery shopping, frozen garlic bread, sandwiches, condiments, falafel, yoga, and moments that normally wouldn’t be considered scholarly? Can the writing still be scholarly? Can scholarly writing be authentic if its topics comprise the everyday? In Authentic Writing, Jeff Rice uses this question to trace a position regarding critique, the role of the scholar, the role of the personal in scholarship, the banal as subject matter, and the idea of authenticity. He explores authenticity as a writing issue, a rhetorical issue, a consumption issue, a culture issue, and an ideological issue. Rather than arguing for a more authentic state or practice, Rice examines the rhetorical features of authenticity in order to expand the focus of scholarship.