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The Widow S War

Author : Sally Cabot Gunning
ISBN : 9780061870590
Genre : Fiction
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Married for twenty years to Edward Berry, Lyddie is used to the trials of being a whaler's wife in the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their house herself during her husband's long absences at sea, living with the daily uncertainty that Edward will simply not return. And when her worst fear is realized, she finds herself doubly cursed. She is overwhelmed by grief, and her property and rights are now legally in the hands of her nearest male relative: her daughter's overbearing husband, whom Lyddie cannot abide. Lyddie decides to challenge both law and custom for control of her destiny, but she soon discovers the price of her bold "war" for personal freedom to be heartbreakingly dear. Includes the fascinating "story behind the story" of The Widow's War, a map of colonial Brewster, and a driving tour of the village of Satucket.

The Widow S War

Author : Mary Mackey
ISBN : 9781101140086
Genre : Fiction
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The "superb" New York Times bestselling author delivers a sweeping epic set during the early days of the Civil War. In 1853, Carolyn Vinton is left alone and pregnant after her fiancé, abolitionist doctor William Saylor, disappears. After his stepbrother convinces her that William is dead, Carolyn accepts his offer of marriage, not realizing that she is being drawn into an elaborate ruse by her new husband and his father, a pro-slavery senator--and that William is still alive. Their passionate reunion takes place in the midst of the violent Civil War, as abolitionists and pro-slavers battle over the Kansas Territory. Now only their willingness to sacrifice their lives for their beliefs--and for each other--can save them.

The Widow S Children A Novel

Author : Paula Fox
ISBN : 9780393342147
Genre : Fiction
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"Chekhovian. . . . Every line of Fox's story, every gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit in a New York City hotel room, drinking scotch-and-sodas and awaiting the arrival of three friends: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid, brow-beaten daughter from a previous marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant and charming brother; and Peter Rice, a melancholy editor whom Laura hasn't seen for over a year. But what begins as a bon voyage party soon parlays into a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. From the hotel room to the tony restaurant to which the five embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, has died of a heart attack that morning. A novel as intense as it is unerringly observed, The Widow's Children is another revelation of the storyteller's art from the incomparable Paula Fox.

The Widow S Daughter

Author : Nicholas Edlin
ISBN : 9781101577318
Genre : Fiction
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A spellbinding story of love, war, and betrayal. Peter Sokol, an artist living in San Diego, is haunted by his past. In 1943, Captain Sokol is a surgeon in the U.S. Marines stationed in Auckland, New Zealand, where he and his longtime nemesis have fallen in love with the same beautiful and enigmatic woman, Emily Walters. Dismissive of Emily's suspiciously British mother and violent brother, the two vie for her hand. When Emily's brother is discovered murdered, Sokol is the prime suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, he finds that the woman he loves is not who she seems, and that the blood of another might be on his hands.

The Widow S Opera

Author : Eve Ottenberg
ISBN : 1463440715
Genre : Fiction
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The Widow’s Opera is the story of people whose lives have been uprooted by the cataclysms of the twentieth century – World War II, Stalin’s purges and, earlier, the Armenian Genocide. The novel chronicles the life of Ursa Smirny, a Polish refugee in New York City. It also recounts her friendship with the ruthless Nina Morphy, and Nina’s mysterious husband, nicknamed Morpheus by the murderers, thieves and other felons of the prisons where he spends his time. Among the many minor characters, some are comic, like the benighted Mr. Darkwood and some otherworldly, like Mr. Tannini; a self-styled nineteenth-century humanist and bibliophile. But it is also a story of betrayal, murder and revenge that moves quickly from the first page to the last.


Author : Ariel Dorfman
ISBN : 9781609803223
Genre : Fiction
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Set in a Greek village in 1942, and purportedly written from his imagination by a Danish man before he was picked up by the Gestapo and not seen again, here is Ariel Dorfman’s haunting and universal parable of individual courage in the face of political oppression. Widows forms a testament to the disappeared—those living under totalitarian regimes the world over, who are taken away for "questioning" and never return. One by one, the bodies of men wash up on the shore of the river, where they are claimed by the women of the local town as husbands and fathers, even though the faces of the dead men are unrecognizable. A tug-of-war ensues between the local police, who insist that the women couldn’t possibly recognize their loved ones, and the women demanding the right to bury their beloveds. As it evolves, the stand-off reveals itself to be a power struggle between love, dignity and honor, and the lesser god of brute force. A lesson in how power really works, and how it can be made to work differently.

Man Beloved A Novel Of The Yemassee War

Author : Jack Sprott
ISBN : 9781105398445
Genre : Historical fiction
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"[F]ictional story based on historical events that occurred near his [the author's] home in South Carolina"--From the cover.

The Widows Of Highland Avenue

Author : Stan Billingsley
ISBN : 9781499013542
Genre : History
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The author Stan Billingsley is a retired Judge, having served on the bench for 25 years. He graduated from Western Ky. University and the UK College of Law. He has worked for the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., served as an Administrative Assistant to Governor Edward T. Breathitt, was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the USAR, served as City Attorney for Carrollton, Kentucky and served in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He is a mediator and arbitrator of civil claims. In 1995 he was honored by the Ky. Bar Association as the Outstanding Judge in Kentucky. Judge Billingsley is the co-author of several legal texts including Ky. Driving Under the Influence Law co-authored with Hon. Wilbur Zevely and published by Thomson-West, and Ky. Medical Malpractice Law co-authored with the Hon. Richard Lawrence and published by LawReader Books. He has authored two novels concerning lawyer’s ethics issues: Alice VS. Wonderland and A Parliament of Owls.

The Ship Of Widows

Author : I. Grekova
ISBN : 0810111446
Genre : Fiction
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In 1943, five women who have all lost their husbands in the war are assigned to the same apartment and develop lasting friendships

This Thing Called The World

Author : Debjani Ganguly
ISBN : 9780822374244
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In This Thing Called the World Debjani Ganguly theorizes the contemporary global novel and the social and historical conditions that shaped it. Ganguly contends that global literature coalesced into its current form in 1989, an event marked by the convergence of three major trends: the consolidation of the information age, the arrival of a perpetual state of global war, and the expanding focus on humanitarianism. Ganguly analyzes a trove of novels from authors including Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo, Michael Ondaatje, and Art Spiegelman, who address wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, the Palestinian and Kashmiri crises, the Rwandan genocide, and post9/11 terrorism. These novels exist in a context in which suffering's presence in everyday life is mediated through digital images and where authors integrate visual forms into their storytelling. In showing how the evolution of the contemporary global novel is analogous to the European novel’s emergence in the eighteenth century, when society and the development of capitalism faced similar monumental ruptures, Ganguly provides both a theory of the contemporary moment and a reminder of the novel's power.

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