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In The Days Of Rain Winner Of The 2017 Costa Biography Award

Author : Rebecca Stott
ISBN : 9780008209186
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Christian cult.

In The Days Of Rain

Author : Rebecca Stott
ISBN : 9780812989090
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A father-daughter story that tells of the author’s experience growing up in a separatist fundamentalist Christian cult, from the author of the national bestseller Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott grew up in in Brighton, England, as a fourth-generation member of the Exclusive Brethren, a cult that believed the world is ruled by Satan. In this closed community, books that didn’t conform to the sect’s rules were banned, women were subservient to men and were made to dress modestly and cover their heads, and those who disobeyed the rules were punished and shamed. Yet Rebecca’s father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking Brethren minister, was a man of contradictions: he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and hid copies of Yeats and Shakespeare behind the Brethren ministries. Years later, when the Stotts broke with the Brethren after a scandal involving the cult’s leader, Roger became an actor, filmmaker, and compulsive gambler who left the family penniless and ended up in jail. A curious child, Rebecca spent her insular childhood asking questions about the world and trying to glean the answers from forbidden library books. Only when she was an adult and her father was dying of cancer did she begin to understand all that had occurred during those harrowing years. It was then that Roger Stott handed her the memoir he had begun writing about the period leading up to what he referred to as the traumatic “Nazi decade,” the years in the 1960s in which he and other Brethren leaders enforced coercive codes of behavior that led to the breaking apart of families, the shunning of members, even suicides. Now he was trying to examine that time, and his complicity in it, and he asked Rebecca to write about it, to expose all that was kept hidden. In the Days of Rain is Rebecca Stott’s attempt to make sense of her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, to understand her father’s role in the cult and in the breaking apart of her family, and to come to be at peace with her relationship with a larger-than-life figure whose faults were matched by a passion for life, a thirst for knowledge, and a love of literature and beauty. A father-daughter story as well as a memoir of growing up in a closed-off community and then finding a way out of it, this is an inspiring and beautiful account of the bonds of family and the power of self-invention. Praise for In the Days of Rain “A marvelous, strange, terrifying book, somehow finding words both for the intensity of a childhood locked in a tyrannical secret world, and for the lifelong aftershocks of being liberated from it.”—Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill “Writers are forged in strange fires, but none stranger than Rebecca Stott’s. By rights, her memoir of her father and her early childhood inside a closed fundamentalist sect obsessed by the Rapture ought to be a horror story. But while the historian in her is merciless in exposing the cruelties and corruption involved, Rebecca the child also lights up the book, existing in a world of vivid play, dreams, even nightmares, so passionate and imaginative that it helps explain how she survived, and—even more miraculous—found the compassion and understanding to do justice to the story of her father and the painful family life he created.”—Sarah Dunant, author of The Birth of Venus

Three Days Of Rain

Author : Richard Greenberg
ISBN : 080214280X
Genre : Drama
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Set in New York, 'Three Days of Rain' centers on a brother Walker, his sister Nan, and their childhood friend Pip who meet to settle their parents' estate. The two fathers were long-time friends and partners in architecture; their legacy is the brilliantly daring creation, the 1960's Janeway House. But whose was the guiding hand? In this tense and brittle reunion, much more is at stake than who gets the house.Brother and sister discover their father's bland, sparse diary, and use itto create a story for themselves that will explain away the present and make sense of their parent's passionless marriage. Over the "three days of rain" entered in the young architect's diary, the same three actors then play their own parents and reveal a romantic significance and creative dilemma that none of these children could ever have imagined.The first act introduces the audience to Walker and Nan, brother and sister, and best friend Pip, with whom they grew up. The trio attend the reading of the sibling's father's will. Act two is set thirty years past. It explores the relationship between Ned and Theo, fledgling architects, and Theo's girlfriend Lina, and seeks to answer questions raised in the first actJulia Roberts will make her Broadway debut in spring 2006 in a revival of Richard Greenberg's 'Three Days of Rain'.

As It Was In The Days Of Noah

Author : Manie Du Preez
ISBN : 1456857029
Genre : Religion
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Doom, gloom, tribulation, apocalypse, Armageddon, 2012, plaques, earthquakes, wars, rumours of wars—these have all become synonymous with what we call the end-times. Is this really the end that the creator of heaven and earth had in mind when He created all things? Did He fail in His original plan? Has He lost his grip on creation? Is He still in control? How did He plan to end what He started? Will there be a “rapture”? Will there be great tribulation? Will it end in war and ruins? Or does the God of the universe have a far greater plan than most men anticipate? Let us travel back in time to the days of Noah and get some insight into God’s plans for creation. As He said: “But as THE DAYS OF NOAH were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Forty Days Of Fire Forty Days Of Rain

Author : Douglas McDaniel
ISBN : 9780557054329
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Challenged by the strange currents and savage storms of his life, author Douglas McDaniel captures an apocalyptic age of turmoil that began with the election of George W. Bush in 2000 and an oddly coincidental solar storm occurring in New England. This personal narrative leads all of the way through eight years of disaster on the North American continent. It is a âliving novelâ and commentary on life during wartime, on strange weather and social chaos ⦠a rave and borderline blog by one man trying to stay ahead of the wave during a new century spinning out of control.

The Report Of The Philippine Commission To The President

Author : United States. Philippine commission. 1899-1900
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Remarks On The Proportionate Quantities Of Rain At Different Seasons In Oxford

Author : Ashmolean Society (OXFORD). Rigaud (Stephen Peter)
ISBN : BL:A0018337615
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Report On The Geology Of The County Of Londonderry And Of Parts Of Tyrone And Fermanagh

Author : Ordnance Survey of Ireland
ISBN : BSB:BSB10281333
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The American Almanac And Repository Of Useful Knowledge

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