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The Wedding Pearls

Author : Carolyn Brown
ISBN : 1628999543
Genre : Fiction
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"Tessa Wilson agrees to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed in a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires and her biological mother. When cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane the ride gets even crazier"--

Mother Of Pearl

Author : Edward Swift
ISBN : 9781480470408
Genre : Fiction
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The hilarious chronicle of the McAlister clan, a collection of bickering southern eccentrics whose family history is a parade of missteps, mishaps, and certifiable insanity In the later years of her life, widow and grandmother Pearl decides to return to East Texas and move in with her sister, Wanda Gay—despite the fact that the two have never agreed on anything. (It is no wonder that brother Frank preferred the relative quiet of a prison cell.) A particular bone of contention seems to be the perceived saintliness or demonic nature of their late mother, Eugenia Fane. An unbending, overbearing, man-hating matriarch who not-so-stoically endured her own mother, Eugenia set a standard that the McAlister women would find nearly impossible—and quite mad—to try to live up to. Through the disputed remembrances, distortions, and wound saltings of Wanda Gay and Pearl, the twisted personal history of the McAlister dynasty comes to light, revealing what it is exactly that makes a family endure in spite of itself. Like Faulkner in a funhouse, in Mother of Pearl, acclaimed author Edward Swift (Splendora) gives readers an extraordinary Southern gothic tale filled with unbridled dark humor, outrageous incidents, and wildly unforgettable characters.

The Patience Of Pearl

Author : Daniel B. Shea
ISBN : 9780826272973
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When St. Louis homemaker Pearl Curran began writing fiction and poetry at a Ouija board in 1913, she attributed the work to the “discarnate entity” Patience Worth, a seventeenth-century Puritan. Though now virtually forgotten, her writing garnered both critical praise and public popularity at the time. The Patience of Pearl uncovers more of Curran’s (and thus Patience Worth’s) biography than has been known before; Daniel B. Shea provides close readings of the Patience-dictated writings and explores the historical and local context, applying current cognitive and neuro-psychology research. Though Pearl Curran had only a ninth-grade education, Patience Worth was able to dictate a biblical novel and a Victorian novel. Echoes of Dickens and the Potters, a circle of St. Louis women writers, make clear that Patience Worth reflects literary debts that go as far back as Curran being read to as a child. Shea argues that the workings of implicit memory suggest the medium’s creative achievements were her own body’s property. Curran also had musical training, and recent developments in the field of psychology regarding the overlap between musical and linguistic rhythms of regularity, anticipation, and surprise supply a firm foundation for attributing skills both automatic and creative to Curran. Her reflections on her doubleness in her self-study anticipate the many-personed Ouija board writing of poet James Merrill. Shea approaches Curran/Worth as a summary figure for the Victorian-era woman writer’s buried voice at the point of its transition into modernism. He investigates many lingering questions about Curran’s fluent productivity at the Ouija board, including the “smart” versus “dumb” unconscious. Shea links unconscious memory, dissociation, and automatic writing and reconsiders problematic assumptions about individual identity and claims of personal agency. The Curran/Worth Puritan/writer figure also allows scrutiny of gendered assumptions about the dangers of female speech and the idealization of women’s passive reception of divine, or husbandly, revelation. Novelistic in its own way, Curran’s life included three husbands and a child adopted on command from Patience Worth. Pearl Curran enjoyed a brief period of celebrity in Los Angeles before her death in 1937. The Patience of Pearl once again brings her the attention she deserves—for her life, her writing, and her place in women’s literary history.

Pearl Of China

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 9781408810521
Genre : Fiction
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In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, two young girls from very different worlds collide and become inseparable companions. Willow is hardened by poverty and fearful for her future; Pearl is the daughter of a Christian missionary who desperately wishes she was Chinese too. Neither could have foreseen the transformation of the little American girl embarrassed by her blonde hair into the Nobel Prize-winning writer and one of China's modern heroines, Pearl S. Buck. When the country erupts in civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists, Pearl and Willow are brutally reminded of their differences. Pearl's family is forced to flee the country and Willow is punished for her loyalty to her 'cultural imperialist' friend. And yet, in the face of everything that threatens to tear them apart, the paths of these two women remain intimately entwined.

Sunset For Pearl

Author : Elizabeth Sabin
ISBN : 9781496925404
Genre : Fiction
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If life is a journey then sisterhood is one joyful way to travel. Meet two dynamic sisters of the South, whose journeys have been anything but commonplace, surrounded by beautiful family and friends, they embody the idea that people, like wine, improve with time. Elizabeth Sabin presents women who have had adventures, secrets, loads of fun, and always have each other. Yet when we meet them they are about to enter their most challenging moments, their earthly separation. Faith can be shaken but sisters endure.

Tess Of Kilsyth

Author : R. A. Redmond
ISBN : 9781450272094
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tess, a middle child, and the only one born in Kilsyth, Ontario, Canada, tells her story with candor, humor, and tenderness. In 1917, her widowed Mother forged the strong bond by which Tess and her family lived, when she stood up to her own parents and also the Canadian Court System in order to keep and raise her children. Tess remained a constant part of the hard work, determination and deep faith that carried the family and kept them together. Then, at seventeen, her life took a dramatic turn when the world wide depression struck in 1929 and the decision was made that the family must leave Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and move to Detroit, Michigan in the United States, where they hoped job opportunities would be better.

Pearl Dreams

Author : Jeremiah Redstone
ISBN : 9780595464517
Genre : Family & Relationships
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PEARL DREAMS finally a simple book to guide Catholic engaged couples through the process of marriage preparation. The red tape will make more sense. There will be less unpleasant surprises, and the reader will learn a strategy to get the church of her dreams. Presenting semi-secret information, this book reveals in frank fashion the how and why of the process, touching on most real-life issues and questions.

Pearls Of Wisdom

Author : Marie Davis
ISBN : 0976773260
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiographies written anonymously, and in their own words, by the people who lived the stories and who now bravely venture forth to tell all! These stories tell the darker side of growing up in the olden days.

Pearls

Author : Nohad Lauar
ISBN : 9781450255714
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pearls Of Bulgarian Folklore

Author : Ivanka Ivanova Pietrek
ISBN : 9783844286748
Genre : Music
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E 55 unpublished songs of the singer based on authentic folk songs from Pazardzhik, with music and lyrics classified by type and explanations of foreign words, unfamiliar words and dialect. Lyrics are in Bulgarian original written in Latin letters, and translated into English. ============================================================================================================ D 55 nicht veröffentlichte Autorenlieder der Sängerin, geschaffen auf Grundlage authentischer Volkslieder aus der Region Pazardshik incl. Noten und Texte, klassifiziert nach ihrer Art und mit Erklärungen der Fremdwörter, unbekannte Wörter und Dialekte. Songtexte sind in bulgarischer Sprache Original in lateinischen Buchstaben geschrieben, und in Englisch übersetzt. ==========================================================================================================- .BG 55 непубликувани авторски песни на певицата, създадени по образци на автентични народни песни от Пазарджишко, с ноти и текст, класифицирани по вид и с обяснения на чуждиците, непознатите и диалектните думи. Текстовете са на български оригинален написани с латински и преведени на английски.

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