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The Sea Is Wide

Author : Rundy Purdy
ISBN : 0986446912
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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The Peddler S Bed

Author : Lauri Fortino
ISBN : 0991386639
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The peddler stopped his cart and cilmbed down from his seat. "It's a fine day,' he said. "Truly," answered the little man,"and that's a fine bed you have there in your cart." In this tale of kindness and giving, a peddler attempts to sell a fine, handcrafted bed, guaranteed never to squeak, to a poor man who has no bed at all. But the peddler's heart is moved by the man's generosity when it's time to get back on the road.

A Sea Of Stories

Author : Sonya L. Jones
ISBN : 9781560239550
Genre : Fiction
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Take a look at how narrative has shaped gay and lesbian culture A Sea of Stories: The Shaping Power of Narrative in Gay and Lesbian Cultures: A Festschrift for John P. De Cecco is an unforgettable collection of personal narratives that explores the historical, psychological, and sociological contexts of homosexuality in locations ranging from Nazi Germany to Colorado. Some of the prominent authors in this collection include David Bergman, Louis Crew, Diana Hume George, and Ruth Vanita. Scholars in gay and lesbian studies, political movements, cultural studies, and narratology, and anyone interested in gay history will want to explore these intriguing narratives on topics such as sex and sin in the South, selling gay literature before Stonewall, growing up gay in India, and the story of an interracial male couple facing homophobic ignorance in a small town. A Sea of Stories also contains creative fiction and nonfiction love stories, war stories, oral stories, and bibliographies, and a beautiful post-Stonewell and post-modern narrative set on a South African seascape that tells the story of two professional men and the possibility of a kiss. For a complete list of contents, please visit our Web site at www.haworthpressinc.com. This book offers you a variety of narratives that cover a wide range, including: memoirs of gay Holocaust survivors and the emergence of the first lesbian and gay book club in its wake homophobia in the workplace and the use of coming-out stories to enhance workplace diversity the establishment of a gay/straight alliance in a Salt Lake City high school that is heavily dominated by Mormons gay literary heritage that examines the works of Langston Hughes as well as Martin Duberman, Paul Monette, and Edmund White in relation to the lesbian 70s creative nonfiction about a woman's love for another woman, her lifelong friend Provincetown's remarkable community response to the AIDS epidemic A collection of chapters written by the colleagues and former students of John P. De Cecco, pioneering editor of the Journal of Homosexuality, A Sea of Stories takes its title from a phrase Dr. De Cecco used in his keynote address to the “History and Memory” conference at Allegheny College in 1997. This conference sparked the idea for this collection of essays that examine the homosexual experience through historical, psychological, and sociological viewpoints and homosexuality in literature. These courageous stories will assist readers to know themselves more deeply, to identify wih others, and to interpret gay and lesbian experiences in different narrative forms.

The Violet Hour

Author : Katie Roiphe
ISBN : 9780812988499
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak, and James Salter—an arresting and wholly original meditation on mortality. In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects. She investigates the last days of six great thinkers, writers, and artists as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death, or what T. S. Eliot called “the evening hour that strives Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea.” Roiphe draws on her own extraordinary research and access to the family, friends, and caretakers of her subjects. Here is Susan Sontag, the consummate public intellectual, who finds her commitment to rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Roiphe takes us to the hospital room where, after receiving the worst possible diagnosis, seventy-six-year-old John Updike begins writing a poem. She vividly re-creates the fortnight of almost suicidal excess that culminated in Dylan Thomas’s fatal collapse at the Chelsea Hotel. She gives us a bracing portrait of Sigmund Freud fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna only to continue in his London exile the compulsive cigar smoking that he knows will hasten his decline. And she shows us how Maurice Sendak’s beloved books for children are infused with his lifelong obsession with death, if you know where to look. The Violet Hour is a book filled with intimate and surprising revelations. In the final acts of each of these creative geniuses are examples of courage, passion, self-delusion, pointless suffering, and superb devotion. There are also moments of sublime insight and understanding where the mind creates its own comfort. As the author writes, “If it’s nearly impossible to capture the approach of death in words, who would have the most hope of doing it?” By bringing these great writers’ final days to urgent, unsentimental life, Katie Roiphe helps us to look boldly in the face of death and be less afraid. Praise for The Violet Hour “A beautiful book . . . The intensity of these passages—the depth of research, the acute sensitivity for declarative moments—is deeply beguiling.”—The New York Times Book Review “Profound, poetic and—yes—comforting.”—People “Unconventional, engaging . . . [The Violet Hour] is at once scholarly, literary, juicy—and unabashedly personal.”—Los Angeles Times “Enveloping . . . I read it in bed, at the kitchen table, while walking down the street. . . . ‘What normal person wants to blunder into this hushed and sacred space?’ she asks. But the answer is all of us, and Ms. Roiphe does it with grace.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times “A beautiful and provocative meditation on mortality.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A tender yet penetrating look at the final days . . . Roiphe has always seemed to me a writer to envy. No matter what the occasion, she can be counted on to marry ferocity and erudition in ways that nearly always make her interesting.”—The Wall Street Journal “Here is a critic in supreme control of her gifts, whose gift to us is the observant vigor that refuses to flinch before the Reaper. . . . She knows that true criticism does not bother with the mollification of delicate sensibilities, only with the intellect as it roils and rollicks through language.”—William Giraldi, The New Republic From the Hardcover edition.

Listen To The Squawking Chicken

Author : Elaine Lui
ISBN : 042527537X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A universal love letter from daughters to mothers . . . Meet Elaine Lui's mother. She's 'a movie, an Amy Tan novel, and a sitcom all rolled into one.'* Or as her daughter sums it up- 'She's Chinese, she squawks like a chicken, she is totally nuts, and I am totally dependent on her.' With tales of brutal mah-jong competitions, all-cap texts ('Your Bad Skin Need Soup'); public shaming, feng shui blackmail; unusual advice; and unwavering tough love, Lui paints a portrait of a complex, frustrating, fascinating - and ultimately devoted - woman, while eloquently and hilariously describing exactly what it's like to love someone who drives you crazy. 'Complicated and beautiful. Poignant with a bare honesty that may make you think (and rethink) your own relationships.' Jenny Lawson, 'The Bloggess' and #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened'A remarkable memoir about Lui's relationship with her Hong Kong-born mom, who makes Tiger Mothers look like pussycats.' Tampa Bay Times'Lui's ma is a caustic, brashly charismatic, take-no-prisoners, larger-than-life figure . . . a lovely read about a woman whose force of personality refuses to be ignored.' Chicago Tribune'Authentic, heartbreaking, and funny. Lui writes with the truest form of humor, grounded in pain, honesty, and insight . . . a book that will challenge and resonate with mothers and daughters everywhere.' Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation*Lisa Gabriele, author and TV producer

The Last Lecture

Author : Randy Pausch
ISBN : 9781401395513
Genre : Self-Help
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

The Hurry Up Song

Author : Clifford Chase
ISBN : UCSC:32106011490734
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the author's relationship with his older brother, their experiences of growing up gay in a Christian Science family, and his painful witness to his brother's illness and death from AIDS. Tour.

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