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Dear America Like The Willow Tree

Author : Lois Lowry
ISBN : 0545414989
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Two-time Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry brings a brand-new, beautiful diary to the Dear America series! Suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic in the fall of 1918, eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen-year-old brother, Daniel, of Portland, Maine, are taken by their uncle to be raised in the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliar way of life, Lydia must grapple with a new world that is nothing like the one she used to know. Now separated from her beloved brother, for men and women do not mix in this community, Lydia must adjust to many changes. But in time, and with her courageous spirit, she learns to find the joy in life again.

Historical Dictionary Of The Shakers

Author : Stephen J. Paterwic
ISBN : 9781538102312
Genre : Religion
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Shakers contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on Shaker communities, industries, individual families, and important people.

Lois Lowry

Author : Deborah Grahame-Smith
ISBN : 9781627122764
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Lois Lowry is a celebrated children’s book author and winner of several prestigious awards including two Newbery Medals. For middle school readers, this illuminating and fascinating book offers information on Lowry’s life and career. It unveils her early influences, which includes the tragic inspiration for her first book, and why she enjoys being a writer. Motivate your readers with this thoughtful biography about an artist who used her work to get through a difficult situation.

Dear American Airlines

Author : Jonathan Miles
ISBN : 0547347022
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes the planes don’t fly on time. Bennie Ford, a fifty-three-year-old failed poet turned translator, is traveling to his estranged daughter’s wedding when his flight is canceled. Stuck with thousands of fuming passengers in the purgatory of O’Hare airport, he watches the clock tick and realizes that he will miss the ceremony. Frustrated, irate, and helpless, Bennie does the only thing he can: he starts to write a letter. But what begins as a hilariously excoriating demand for a refund soon becomes a lament for a life gone awry, for years misspent, talent wasted, and happiness lost. A man both sinned against and sinning, Bennie writes in a voice that is a marvel of lacerating wit, heart-on-sleeve emotion, and wide-ranging erudition, underlined by a consistent groundnote of regret for the actions of a lifetime -- and made all the more urgent by the fading hope that if he can just make it to the wedding, he might have a chance to do something right. A margarita blend of outrage, wicked humor, vulnerability, intelligence, and regret, Dear American Airlines gives new meaning to the term “airport novel” and announces the emergence of major new talent in American fiction.

Heart Songs Dear To The American People

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ISBN : NWU:35556012855417
Genre : Songs
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Heart Songs Dear To The American People

Author : Joe Mitchell Chapple
ISBN : UCAL:B3516159
Genre : Music
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Memoir Of Mrs Elizabeth B Dwight

Author : Harrison Gray Otis Dwight
ISBN : NYPL:33433082356639
Genre : Congregationalism
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Heart Songs

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ISBN : UOM:39015065002209
Genre : Songbooks
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Heart Songs is more than a collection of music. It is a book compiled directly by twenty thousand people, who not only sent in their favorite songs, but in accompanying letters told how these songs had been interwoven with the story of their own lives. - p. iii.

Where The Willow Grows In Transylvania

Author : Rosa Alexander
ISBN : 9781617776137
Genre : Fiction
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'I do not want to hear another word about your crazy American Dream!' Words such as these from Rosa Alexander's father during his frequent drunken rants often drove young Rosa to seek solace beneath her weeping willow tree. One day, however, her aunt Klara visits from America, giving Rosa hope for a brighter future. Rosa held on to her dream for years, waiting for the chance to leave her beloved homeland and find a home across the ocean. The time never comes, however, and eventually Rosa marries and starts a family, believing that perhaps America is not part of her plan anymore. As life becomes increasingly harder, in 1985, Rosa and Alan finally make plans to escape the cruel eye of the Romanian government and find freedom in America. They are forced, however, to leave their children Julia, 8; and Peter, 4 behind. When Peter and Julia are not able to join them as hoped, Rosa struggles through enormous sorrow as she begins an almost four-year battle to reunite her family. Where the Willow Grows in Transylvania, based on the emotional true story of Rosa Alexander's American Dream, relates how Rosa's dream eventually becomes a grown-up search for peace and a yearning for her family to be together. As Rosa begins to trust God, she not only hears His voice but also finds her own. Her story reminds readers that with faith, dreams can come true.

Dear Alice

Author : Phyllis L. Thompson
ISBN : UCBK:C061730585
Genre : Science
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