After twenty years Max Binder is still in love with his fiery wife, Maggie, and is determined to get her the perfect fortieth birthday gift. But Max's singular desire -- to make his wife happy -- leads to an unexpected event that changes the course of his family's life and touches the people who make up their western prairie city. Set over the course of a single year, Once More With Feeling tells the story of a community through intersecting moments and interconnected lives. The colourful citizens who make up this city -- bisected by railway lines and rivers, connected by boulevards and back alleys -- are marked by transformation, upheaval, and loss: the worker at a downtown soup kitchen who recognizes a kindred spirit amongst the homeless; the aging sisters who everywhere see the fleeting ghosts of two missing neighbourhood children; a communal voice of mothers anxious for the future of their children in the discomfiting world they inhabit -- this place of memory, amnesia, longing, and belonging. Featuring a cast of eclectic characters, Once More With Feeling is about a community, about a family, and about the way time makes fond fools of us all. Award-winning author M�ira Cook has crafted a novel that is at once funny, poignant, and yes, full of feeling.
Once More with Feeling
Author: Megan Crane
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Sarah Lowery thought she could get past her husband Tim’s betrayal and get back to the life they’d planned out so carefully—but then a car accident puts Tim into a coma and reveals the kind of nine month secret that means life as Sarah knows it really is over. If only she could figure out how she got into this position in the first place, Sarah is sure she could fix it. Somehow. But when Sarah digs into her past, she finds she has to face all the ghosts she left behind—and the reason she left them there. One very tall, very sexy reason named Alec Frasier, who might hold the key to the kind of future Sarah used to dream about. Yet when Tim wakes up and can’t remember what he did, Sarah has the chance to slip back into her old life as if she never left it. Trouble is, she’s no longer sure it fits…
Once More, with Feeling
Author: Victoria Coren, Charlie Skelton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Vicky and Charlie, twenty-somethings, one the son of a vicar, the other the daughter of a much loved Radio 4 and Times columnist, friends for years but never boyfriend/girlfriend, decide to make a hardcore porn movie. Vicky and Charlie are best friends who used to co-review hardcore porn movies. After a year of fat lechers, bored hookers and clunky dialogue, they said, "Hang on, we could make a better film than this ourselves." What was to stop them? Only their conservative families, stammering English reserve, and total lack of experience. They set off at once. This is the extraordinary and hilarious story of their journey from a sofa in North London, through the heart of the sex industry in California, to their own film set in Amsterdam. What happens when a 'nice girl' falls in love with a rent-boy, and a vicar's son attempts to film a gang-bang? Vicky and Charlie learned to see the world through new eyes, and the sex-workers learned how to play cribbage. And together they produced perhaps the most baffling skinflick in history.
Once More with Feeling
Author: Peggy J. Herring
Publisher: Bella Books
Entertaining...utterly engaging...and real. An everyday lesbian world so credible you'll think you're eavesdropping. Where you will find the challenges as well as the joys of love and friendship. Where you will find yourself, and the women you know After eight years, Laura's relationship with Mavis has collapsed, as much from its decreasing weight and passion as from Mavis's casual infidelity. Taking temporary refuge with close friends Jolly and Wanda, Laura begins to put herself back together, her first step a brief but erotic interlude in Hawaii. But the most healing person she knows seems to be her own solitary self, and the most healing place, her own house. In the meantime, ex-partner Mavis is busy charming other women. But still she is a presence—an intrusion, feels Laura—in Laura's life, bringing over her newest partners, prevailing upon Laura to widen her horizons, to continue their love as loyal friendship. Then Laura meets appealing, enigmatic Robin... and suddenly finds the possibility of a new relationship. A possibility that intrigues Laura. And completely flabbergasts Mavis...
Poetry. ONCE MORE WITH FEELING is a collection of poems that takes us through urban and personal landscapes. It shows us particular landmarks of New York, as well as a particular New York, one lived through the experience of a speaker that boldly expresses anecdotes of all hues. This is a book about her relationship with a place that has been appropriated into a personal space. The reader is privy to the negotiations that take place in the construction of relationships. ONCE MORE WITH FEELING is an honest and gritty book that invites us to experience the connection between the self, the spaces we inhabit, and the people who share these spaces with us.
When the musical episode 'Once More With Feeling' was screened for the first time on Sky One early in 2002 reaction from UK fans was instant and overwhelming. "A new contender for the best episode of Buffy..." "absolutely superb" and simply "brilliant" were typical fan reactions on the letters pages of magazines such as SFX and the official Buffy magazine. The critics agreed. "...destined to become a legendary episode...", said the Times. "...a delight, lovingly packed with old-school Hollywood magic", said the Sunday Times. "A triumph even by this series heights...If you watch nothing else this week, WATCH THIS" said the Evening Standard. Buffy creator Joss Whedon has surpassed himself with the musical masterpiece that is 'Once More With Feeling', in which the residents of Sunnydale are visited by a demon who takes sadistic delight in forcing his victims to express themselves in song. In the process, Buffy and her friends are made to reveal inner secrets which would otherwise have remained unspoken, leading to humour, high drama and sometimes moments of poignancy and grief. Not least of his achievements is that Whedon wrote both lyrics and music for the entire episode, despite having never written songs before. Now this facsmile edition of the original shooting script -- with the added bonus of sheet music and a colour photo insert from the show -- gives every Buffy fan the chance to appreciate this extraordinary creation in all its exuberant detail.
Giles (to Buffy): "What did you sing about?" Buffy: "I, uh...don't remember. But it seemed perfectly normal." Xander: "But disturbing. And not the natural order of things and do you think it'll happen again? 'Cause I'm for the natural order of things." Since she's been brought back from the dead (for the second time), Buffy the Vampire Slayer hasn't quite been feeling her calling. Sure, she still gives the underworld a run for its money, but her heart just isn't in the job. Luckily, she's been able to keep her lack of enthusiasm a somewhat secret. Until now. When someone accidentally summons a music-making demon named Sweet, Buffy finds herself belting out her most private emotions. And she's not the only one -- before the battle is done, each of the Scoobies will have uncovered -- through song and dance, for better or for worse, each others' most guarded thoughts -- prompting the question, "where do we go from here?" Here, in one volume, find complete, uncut dialogue, song lyrics, sheet music, and a full-color photo insert. For the true fan, a complete, authorized guide to the smash hit musical episode!
Why Buffy Matters
Author: Rhonda Wilcox
Examines recurring themes and patterns of Buffy the Vampire Hunter, including the hero myth, naming symbolism, Buffy's relationship with Spike, the imagery of light, and redemption, and offers commentary on noteworthy episodes.
Once More With Feeling
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Five years ago, celebrated musician Brandon Carstairs stole Raven Williams' heart - then walked away without a second glance. Now Raven herself is a star - a singer with a unique ability to convey love and heartbreak. The public adores her, but she has never recovered from Brandon's betrayal. Out of the spotlight, she yearns for true love - but despairs of finding it. So when Brandon suggests they work together again - Raven is wary. The last time they met, he broke her heart. Is there really any chance for them a second time around . . . ? Includes an extract from Dark Witch
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 19 piano/vocal/guitar selections from the soundtrack to the much-buzzed-about musical pastiche episode of Fox Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer that aired in November of 2001. Features a plot synopsis, full-color photos, and these songs: Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer * Coda * Dawn's Ballet * Dawn's Lament * I'll Never Tell * The Mustard * Rest in Peace * Something to Sing About * more.
Once More With Feeling
Author: Brenda Bancroft
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Carlie and her new husband, Gus Dennis, enjoy thier small apartment and close church family in rural Virginia. The little they have belongs to them and brings them comfort. Unanswered questions in Gus's past are not important-until the day a stranger comes to their door. Gus had preferred not to tell Carli that he was the only heir to Dennis Mining and Manufacturing-and unimaginable wealth. Now the company needs Gus as CEO, and Carli's ideal marriage suddenly faces the combined powers of high society and Gus's manipulative mother. Carli doesn't understand her place in this new lifesytle that seems to go against her Christian foundations. Can her marriage to Gus survive the extreme pressures from work, society, and family? Or will she have to find her own path away from the dream of wedded bliss?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers a novel of ambition and passion as two musicians get a second chance at love. Five years ago, Raven Williams and Brandon Carstairs were the celebrity couple of the day, dominating the gossip columns. And though their breakup devastated Raven personally, her professional life continued to flourish. Now Brandon is back, dangling the project of a lifetime in front of her: joining him in scoring a musical destined to be a blockbuster. Raven is determined to keep her emotional distance from the man who broke her heart, but note by note, the sparks between them reignite… A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Once More with Feeling
Author: Emma Lever
Publisher: Thorogood Publishing
Beca finds herself in the classic bind of a successful career and no children, and surrounded by much happier friends with children of their own. Her solution is to search her list of ex-boyfriends for the one approximately nearest to the Alpha male and arrange a financial deal with him to give her a baby - with very unexpected results.
Willow & Tara
Author: Amber Benson, Christopher Golden, Terry Moore, Joss Whedon
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Willow and Tara help Caitlin, a lonely, would-be Wicca, stop a dangerous spell that Caitlin cast calling on the spirit of Morrigan; then they run across a Greenjack that is killing the loggers who are destroying his forest.
I'll Always Have You
Author: Nora Roberts
Once More With Feeling: "Musician Raven Williams was devastated when Brandon Carstairs broke her heart five years ago. Now he's back, asking for her help cowriting the score for a major film--an opportunity she can't refuse. Despite the undeniable heat between them, Raven vows to keep things strictly professional. But it's as if no time has passed at all--and with so much lust hanging between them, it's hard not to melt..." -- Page  cover.