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Author : Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN : 9780307830364
Genre : Fiction
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In these five stories, Ernest Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. Gaines introduces us to this world through the eyes of guileless children and wizened jailbirds, black tenants and white planters. He shows his characters eking out a living and making love, breaking apart aand coming together. And on every page he captures the soul of black community whose circumstances make even the slightest assertion of self-respect an act of majestic—and sometimes suicidal—heroism. Bloodline is a miracle of storytelling. STORIES INCLUDE: A Long Day in November The Sky Is Gray Three Men Bloodline Just Like a Tree

Everything Good And Everything Else

Author : theghostwriterpoet
ISBN : 9780359703081
Genre : Poetry
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The writer takes you on a journey navigating young adulthood and personal growth through friendship, love, mental health, and heartbreak in this collection of poems.

Trafika Europe

Author : Andrew Singer
ISBN : 9780271077284
Genre : Fiction
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In volume 1 of Trafika Europe, Andrew Singer gathers choice offerings from the first year of the quarterly journal of the same name. These fourteen selections—from seven women and seven men, seven poets and seven fiction writers—represent languages across the Continent, from Shetland Scots and Occitan, Latvian and Polish, Armenian, Italian, Hungarian, German, and Slovenian to Faroese and Icelandic. With some of the most accomplished writing in new translation from Europe today, this volume opens a window onto some emerging contours of European identity. Former ASCAP director of photography Mark Chester complements the writing with sumptuous black-and-white photos. The contributors are Vincenzo Bagnoli, Ewa Chrusciel, Christine DeLuca, Mandy Haggith, Stefanie Kremser, Aurélia Lassaque, Wiesław Myśliwski, Jóanes Nielsen, Edvīns Raups, László Sárközi, Marko Sosič, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Nara Vardanyan, and Māra Zālīte.

The Tailor Made Girl

Author : Philip Henry Welch
ISBN : HARVARD:32044080930845
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
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The Philosophy Of Childhood

Author : Gareth Matthews
ISBN : 9780674265851
Genre : Psychology
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So many questions, such an imagination, endless speculation: the child seems to be a natural philosopher--until the ripe old age of eight or nine, when the spirit of inquiry mysteriously fades. What happened? Was it something we did--or didn't do? Was the child truly the philosophical being he once seemed? Gareth Matthews takes up these concerns in The Philosophy of Childhood, a searching account of children's philosophical potential and of childhood as an area of philosophical inquiry. Seeking a philosophy that represents the range and depth of children's inquisitive minds, Matthews explores both how children think and how we, as adults, think about them. Adult preconceptions about the mental life of children tend to discourage a child's philosophical bent, Matthews suggests, and he probes the sources of these limiting assumptions: restrictive notions of maturation and conceptual development; possible lapses in episodic memory; the experience of identity and growth as "successive selves," which separate us from our own childhoods. By exposing the underpinnings of our adult views of childhood, Matthews, a philosopher and longtime advocate of children's rights, clears the way for recognizing the philosophy of childhood as a legitimate field of inquiry. He then conducts us through various influential models for understanding what it is to be a child, from the theory that individual development recapitulates the development of the human species to accounts of moral and cognitive development, including Piaget's revolutionary model. The metaphysics of playdough, the authenticity of children's art, the effects of divorce and intimations of mortality on a child--all have a place in Matthews's rich discussion of the philosophical nature of childhood. His book will prompt us to reconsider the distinctions we make about development and the competencies of mind, and what we lose by denying childhood its full philosophical breadth.

I Crawl Through It

Author : A.S. King
ISBN : 9780316334075
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening. So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away...but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it. The genius of acclaimed author A.S. King reaches new heights in this groundbreaking work of surrealist fiction; it will mesmerize readers with its deeply affecting exploration of how we crawl through traumatic experience--and find the way out.


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Genre : American wit and humor
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The Oxford Book Of The American South

Author : Edward L. Ayers
ISBN : 9780199725182
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Oxford Book of the American South resonates with the words of black people and white, women and men, the powerless as well as the powerful. The collection presents the most telling fiction and nonfiction produced in the South from the late eighteenth century to the present. Renowned authors such as James Agee, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, Lee Smith, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor appear in these pages, but so do people whose writing did not immediately reach a large audience. For example, Harriet A. Jacobs' book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which is now recognized as one of the most illuminating narratives of a former slave, was neglected for generations. And Sarah Morgan's powerful Civil War Diary has only recently come to widespread attention. The Oxford Book of the American South presents compelling autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, and journalism as well as stories and selections from novels, and runs the spectrum from the conservative to the radical, the traditional to the innovative. Editors Edward L. Ayers and Bradley C. Mittendorf have arranged these diverse readings so that they fit together into a rich mosaic of Southern life and history. The sections of the book The Old South, The Civil War and Its Consequences, Hard Times, and The Turning unfold a vivid record of life below the Mason Dixon line. We see the antebellum period both from the perspective of those who experienced it first-hand, such as Thomas Jefferson and former slaves Olaudah Equiano and Frederick Douglass, and then from the perspective of authors looking back on that era, including William Styron and Sherley Anne Williams. Likewise, we see the Civil War through the eyes of witnesses such as Sam Watkins, through the eyes of later writers trying to make sense of the conflict, such as Robert Penn Warren, and through the eyes of those using the war's intense passions to fuel their fiction, such as Margaret Mitchell and Barry Hannah. The classic authors of the Southern Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s appear here in the context of the hard times in which they wrote. The years since World War II are chronicled in the powerful words of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," George Garrett's "Good bye, Good bye, Be Always Kind and True," and Peter Taylor's "The Decline and Fall of the Episcopal Church, in the Year of Our Lord 1952." The editors have selected these readings, their Preface tells us, to convey "the passions that have surfaced time and again in more than two hundred years of Southern writing." Indeed, the struggles, defeats, and triumphs chronicled in The Oxford Book of the American South speak not just to the South, but to all of the American experience. They document and evoke some of the most dramatic episodes in the nation's life

Big Mama Said

Author : Cornelia S. Garrett
ISBN : 9780976622192
Genre : Religion
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Godly wisdom and great motherly council flourished in southern households. Many of which had more than one mother living in the same house. So the senior mother was usually called "Big Mama." Bluefield, West Virginia had an exceptional big mama that everyone loved, respected, and listened to when in need of Godly advice. This book is a compilation of a tidbit of wisdom shared through stories told by my big mama to give spiritual direction to a child.

Appel Is Forever

Author : Suzanne Mehler Whiteley
ISBN : 0814328229
Genre : History
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The author describes her experiences during the Holocaust between the ages of five and nine, in Amsterdam, as a prisoner in the Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and eventually in the United States.

This Thing Called The Future

Author : J.L. Powers
ISBN : 9781935955108
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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AIDS and South Africa. Khosi, a 14-year-old girl, yearns for this thing called the future. Does she want too much?

Mama Said Don T Take No Tea For The Fever

Author : Sheila Kendall-Welch
ISBN : 9781434990488
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I Ll Be Your Everything

Author : J.J. Murray
ISBN : 9781617732898
Genre : Fiction
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"A sexy story of love, romance and getting even." –Upscale magazine Meet executive assistant Shari Nance: She's smart, sexy, talented--and excitingly fed up. . . Shari is past done with letting her uber-incompetent boss, Corinne, steal her ideas and get the big bucks and promotions. So, why not pose as Corinne, work a major ad account, and prove who's the real talent? And if that means competing with a rival agency's top executive, well, Shari can't wait to take him on. But when the man turns out to be Tom Sexton, her boss' ruggedly-sexy boyfriend, his agenda has the kind of sizzling moves Shari can't trust or resist . . . "Fast moving, laugh-out loud funny and smart." --RT Book Reviews

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero

Author : Kelly J. Baptist
ISBN : 9780593121382
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A coming-of-age tale about a boy who discovers a love of poetry after finding his late father's journal. Adapted from a story that first appeared in Flying Lessons & Other Stories and perfect for fans of The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. Isaiah is now the big man of the house. But it's a lot harder than his dad made it look. His little sister, Charlie, asks too many questions, and Mama's gone totally silent. Good thing Isaiah can count on his best friend, Sneaky, who always has a scheme for getting around the rules. Plus, his classmate Angel has a few good ideas of her own--once she stops hassling Isaiah. And when things get really tough, there's Daddy's journal, filled with stories about the amazing Isaiah Dunn, a superhero who gets his powers from beans and rice. Isaiah wishes his dad's tales were real. He could use those powers right about now! Kelly J. Baptist's debut novel explores the indomitable spirit of a ten-year-old boy and the superhero strength it takes to grow up. "Isaiah's optimism, drive, and loyalty to friends and family make him a hero to cheer for." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


Author : Sherri L. Smith
ISBN : 9781440699283
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of “passing,” of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one’s racial heritage, denying one’s family, denying one’s self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

Flying Pigs Dinosaurs Things You Ve Never Seen Before

Author : Brian Estes
ISBN : 9781365965500
Genre : American poetry
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Step through a magical door into a world where pigs can fly, dinosaurs still walk the earth, and fairies do important but smelly jobs. See people and critters of all shapes and sizes, such as the rare and elusive crocoturbuduckaphant, (whatever that is). Take an ocean voyage with a duck and a goat. Dig a hole. Ride a T. rex. Smell a triceratops. Meet knights, wizards, pirates, flatulent whales and so many others in this eccentric book of drawings and poems for the child in all of us. Over sixty fully illustrated poems to read again and again. Fans of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky will enjoy this book.

Winter Garden

Author : Kristin Hannah
ISBN : 9781447265382
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future . . . Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life. It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before – a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are. Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.

The Creation Of Eve

Author : Leigh Anderson
Genre : Fiction
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She isn’t sure which is worse—not knowing who she is, or learning the truth. After waking up naked and alone but with no memory of her past, the girl called Ann would rather not know what happened to her. The horrific scars covering her body tell a tale of terror she is sure she would rather forget forever. But to the doctors and benefactors overseeing her care, the possibly sordid details of her past are too enticing to ignore. She is forced to undergo a hypnosis session to unlock the secrets of her past. But once that door is open, it is impossible to close. The memories Ann recall are scant except for one—her name is Eve. And the man who inflicted the damage upon her body gave her that name. One at a time, the doors of Eve’s mind open, and she cannot help but walk through them, revealing horror after horror until she is no longer sure who the real monster is. Fans of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and Margret Atwood’s Alias Grace are sure to love this blend of Gothic and horror from the pen of Leigh Anderson.


Author : Kristin Cashore
ISBN : 9780575097209
Genre : Fiction
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The long-awaited companion to the New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue and her country were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck's death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck's reign; and to forget every dark event that ever happened. Monsea's past has become shrouded in mystery, and it's only when Bitterblue begins sneaking out of her castle - curious, disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, that she begins to realise the truth. Her kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year long spell of a madman, and now their only chance to move forward is to revisit the past. Whatever that past holds. Two thieves, who have sworn only to steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, who possesses an unidentified Grace, may also hold a key to her heart ...

Harlequin Love Inspired April 2020 Box Set 2 Of 2

Author : Carrie Lighte
ISBN : 9781488060687
Genre : Fiction
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Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THE AMISH NURSE’S SUITOR Amish of Serenity Ridge by Carrie Lighte Rachel Blank’s dream of becoming a nurse took her into the Englisch world, but now her sick brother needs her help. She’ll handle the administrative side of his business, but only temporarily—especially since she doesn’t get along with his partner, Arden Esh. But will falling in love change her plans? HOPING FOR A FATHER The Calhoun Cowboys by Lois Richer Returning home to help run the family ranch when his parents are injured, Drew Calhoun knows he’ll have to work with his ex—but doesn’t know that he’s a father. Mandy Brown kept his daughter a secret, but now that the truth’s out, is he ready to be a dad? HILL COUNTRY REDEMPTION Hill Country Cowboys by Shannon Taylor Vannatter Larae Collins is determined to build her childhood ranch into a rodeo, but she needs animals—and her ex-boyfriend who lives next door is the local provider. Larae’s not sure Rance Shepherd plans to stick around…so telling him he has a daughter is out of the question. But can she really keep that secret?

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