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A Cure for Dreams

By Kaye Gibbons
  • ISBN Code: : 1565126904
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Fiction
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Generations of Southern women deal with hard times and heartless men in this “joyous” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Ellen Foster (The Washington Post Book World). In “a witty and explosive story about men and women, bad girls and good girls, love and laundry,” Kaye Gibbons paints a portrait of shrewd, resourceful women prevailing through hardships and finding unexpected pleasures along the way: gossip, gambling, and the quiet satisfaction of knowing more than they’re supposed to (The Houston Post). In A Cure for Dreams, the acclaimed author “once again demonstrates her extraordinary talent . . . Utterly engaging and convincing” (The Boston Globe). “This episodic novel, Gibbons’s third, is set during the Depression in back-country Virginia and Kentucky. In 19 vignettes, Betty Davies Randolph reveals her childhood and her mother’s life along Milk Farm Road. Gibbons, winner of several literary awards for her first novel Ellen Foster, has captured magnificently the dailiness and sense of community of rural life—from midwives and WPA ballads to suicides and men gone wild. Southern, and full of the folk wisdom of generations, Gibbons’s voice reveals life’s truths.” —Library Journal “Years from now, [these] women’s clear, strong words will still be resonating in my mind.” —Anne Tyler, Chicago Tribune “What a good ear Kaye Gibbons has, and what a good heart. A Cure for Dreams takes the reader down the back roads, and then points out what incredible lives are lived in those ordinary places.” —The Washington Post Book World

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  • Total of Pages : 352
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Pdf File: chouette.pdf

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION "Claire Oshetsky’s novel is a marvel: its language a joy, its imagination dizzying." —Rumaan Alam, New York Times bestselling author of Leave the World Behind An exhilarating, provocative novel of motherhood in extremis Tiny is pregnant. Her husband is delighted. “You think this baby is going to be like you, but it’s not like you at all,” she warns him. “This baby is an owl-baby.” When Chouette is born small and broken-winged, Tiny works around the clock to meet her daughter’s needs. Left on her own to care for a child who seems more predatory bird than baby, Tiny vows to raise Chouette to be her authentic self. Even in those times when Chouette’s behaviors grow violent and strange, Tiny’s loving commitment to her daughter is unwavering. When she discovers that her husband is on an obsessive and increasingly dangerous quest to find a “cure” for their daughter, Tiny must decide whether Chouette should be raised to fit in or to be herself—and learn what it truly means to be a mother. Arresting, darkly funny, and unsettling, Chouette is a brilliant exploration of ambition, sacrifice, perceptions of ability, and the ferocity of motherly love.

A Companion to the American Novel

By Alfred Bendixen
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118220358
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-the-american-novel.pdf

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Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.

The PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM of Rudolf Steiner a cure by Silvano Angelini

By Silvano Angelini
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  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Book Code : 8831632477
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 645
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The Philosophy of Freedom is a magical text, because it activates thought, feeling and will, clears the field of any obstacle that may arise in life, giving everyone the opportunity to find their own direction freely. To the question: "What will remain of your work in a thousand years?" Answered "The Philosophy of Freedom" was Rudolf Steiner.

The Haven

By Carol Lynch Williams
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250022533
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 371
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For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know. Everything is strictly monitored: education, exercise, food, and rest. The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs—and memories. But Shiloh is different; she remembers everything. Gideon is different, too. He dreams of a cure, of rebellion against the status quo. What if everything they've been told is a lie? What if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be? And what will happen if Shiloh starts asking dangerous questions? Powerful and emotional, The Haven takes us inside a treacherous world in which nothing is as it seems. "Imagine Anna Quindlen or Sue Miller turning her attention to writing a young adult novel, and you have an idea of what Carol Lynch Williams has done for early teen readers." (Audrey Couloumbis, author of the Newbery Honor Book Getting Near to Baby)

Beating the Odds: A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313345651
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: beating-the-odds.pdf

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Many famous people have overcome difficult circumstances and gone on to become successful in their fields. This book profiles the lives of 75 courageous and persistent people who have triumphed over adversity. These individuals have conquered a range of problems, including physical, psychological, social, and economic handicaps. Individuals profiled come from a range of professions and reflect battles against religious prejudice, medical conditions, eating disorders, poverty, and other social ills. Among the people profiled are Mitch Albom, Hillary Clinton, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, and Henry Winkler. The volume includes an historical timeline, a list of relevant films documenting the achievements of these superstars, and a general bibliography. Some of the most successful people in our society have overcome great odds in order to achieve their dreams. Through courage and persistence, they have triumphed over a range of adversities and serve as models for students faced with similar circumstances. This book profiles the struggles and accomplishments of 75 such individuals from all walks of life. Each entry highlights the physical, psychological, social, or economic struggles of the person and discusses how the person won their battle against adversity. Among the individuals profiled are: Mitch Albom, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Cisneros, Hillary Clinton, Pat Conroy, Michael J. Fox, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, Jessica Lynch, Colin Powell, Salman Rushdie, Martin Sheen, Henry Winkler, and many more. The volume closes with an historical timeline, a list of films related to the achievements of these superstars, and a general bibliography. In addition to inspiring students to succeed against all odds, the book promotes respect for diversity and explores a host of social issues related to religious prejudice, eating disorders, medical conditions, poverty, and other concerns.

The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U.S. South

By Katharine A. Burnett,Todd Hagstette,Monica Carol Miller
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000605345
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-literature-of-the-u-s-south.pdf

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The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U.S. South provides a collection of vibrant and multidisciplinary essays by scholars from a wide range of backgrounds working in the field of U.S. southern literary studies. With topics ranging from American studies, African American studies, transatlantic or global studies, multiethnic studies, immigration studies, and gender studies, this volume presents a multi-faceted conversation around a wide variety of subjects in U.S. southern literary studies. The Companion will offer a comprehensive overview of the southern literary studies field, including a chronological history from the U.S. colonial era to the present day and theoretical touchstones, while also introducing new methods of reconceiving region and the U.S. South as inherently interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional. The volume will therefore be an invaluable tool for instructors, scholars, students, and members of the general public who are interested in exploring the field further but will also suggest new methods of engaging with regional studies, American studies, American literary studies, and cultural studies.

Still in Print

By Jan Nordby Gretlund
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611172640
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: still-in-print.pdf

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In Still in Print, eighteen Southern novels published since 1997 fall under the careful scrutiny of an international cast of accomplished literary critics to identify the very best of recent writings in the genre. These essays highlight the praiseworthy efforts of a pantheon of novelists celebrating and challenging regionality, unearthing manifestations of the past in the present, and looking to the future with wit and healthy skepticism. Organized around shared themes of history, place, humor, and malaise, the novels discussed here interrogate Southern culture and explore the region's promise for the future. Four novels reconsider the Civil War and its aftermath as Charles Frazier, Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Pam Durban revisit the past and add fresh insights to contemporary discussions of race and gender through their excursions into history. The novels by Steve Yarbrough, Larry Brown, Chris Offutt, Barry Hannah, and James Lee Burke demonstrate a keen sense of place, rooted in a South marked by fundamentalism, poverty, violence, and rampant prejudice but still capable of promise for some unseen future. The comic fiction of George Singleton, Clyde Edgerton, James Wilcox, Donald Harington, and Lewis Nordan shows how Southern humor still encompasses customs and speech reflected in concrete places. Ron Rash, Richard Ford, and Cormac McCarthy probe the depths of human existence, often with disturbing results, as they write about protagonists cut off from their own humanity and desperate to reconnect with the human race. Diverse in content but unified in genre, these particular novels have been nominated by the contributors to Still in Print for long-term survival as among the best modern representations of the Southern novel.

Contemporary American Fiction

By Kenneth Millard
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019267997X
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: contemporary-american-fiction.pdf

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Contemporary American Fiction provides an introduction to American fiction since 1970. Offering substantial and detailed interpretations of more than thirty texts by thirty different writers, Millard combines them in an innovative critical structure designed to promote debates on cultural politics and aesthetic value. The book is the first of its kind to offer a wide-ranging survey of recent developments in the fiction of the United States. Recent novels by established writers such as John Updike and Philip Roth are analysed alongside the fiction of younger writers such as Gish Jen and Sherman Alexie. The books innovative structure encourages new ways of thinking about how American writers might be configured in relation to each other, while providing an analysis of how contemporary fiction has responded to changes in central areas of American life such as the family, the media, technology, and consumerism. Contemporary American Fiction is a substantial critical introduction to some of the most exciting fiction of the last thirty years, an eclectic and thorough advertisement for the extraordinary vitality of American fiction at the end of the twentieth century. This is an excellent introduction to the subject for undergraduate students of modern American literature.

Silence Once Begun

By Jesse Ball
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307908496
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: silence-once-begun.pdf

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From the celebrated author of The Curfew (“A spare masterwork of dystopian fiction” —The New York Times Book Review), Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun is an astonishing novel of unjust conviction, lost love, and a journalist’s obsession. Over the course of several months, eight people vanish from their homes in the same Japanese town, a single playing card found on each door. Known as the “Narito Disappearances,” the crime has authorities baffled—until a confession appears on the police’s doorstep, signed by Oda Sotatsu, a thread salesman. Sotatsu is arrested, jailed, and interrogated—but he refuses to speak. Even as his parents, brother, and sister come to visit him, even as his execution looms, and even as a young woman named Jito Joo enters his cell, he maintains his vow of silence. Our narrator, a journalist named Jesse Ball, is grappling with mysteries of his own when he becomes fascinated by the case. Why did Sotatsu confess? Why won’t he speak? Who is Jito Joo? As Ball interviews Sotatsu’s family, friends, and jailers, he uncovers a complex story of heartbreak, deceit, honor, and chance. Wildly inventive and emotionally powerful, Silence Once Begun is a devastating portrayal of a justice system compromised, and evidence that Jesse Ball is a voraciously gifted novelist working at the height of his powers. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Ellen Foster

By Kaye Gibbons
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  • Publisher : Las afueras
  • Book Code : 8494733796
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 890
  • Pdf File: ellen-foster.pdf

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"Cuando era pequeña pensaba en cómo matar a mi padre." Así comienza "Ellen Foster", una de las contadas obras cuya protagonista, al igual que el Huckleberry Finn de Mark Twain o la Pecola Breedlove de Toni Morrison, ha entrado por derecho propio en la cultura popular norteamericana. Ellen es una niña de once años que, haciendo gala de una inteligencia y una determinación fuera de lo común, busca su lugar en el mundo mientras todo se tambalea a su alrededor. Ambientada en un Sur en el que el racismo, la exclusión y la violencia forman parte del paisaje cotidiano, este libro, a medio camino entre la novela de formación y el gótico sureño, también es una obra repleta de lirismo, humor y humanidad. Una obra memorable sobre la búsqueda del amor y la amistad, repleta de imágenes que no abandonarán al lector y que entusiasmará a los lectores de Flannery O'Connor o Carson McCullers. Honesta en el pensamiento y la mirada, en el sentimiento y la palabra. —Eudora Welty Ellen Foster forma parte del paisaje del Sur como los personajes de Faulkner. —Walker Percy Un cuento de hadas victoriano en jerga americana. —Alfred Kazin Una obra impresionante. —Jonathan Yardley

The Almost Wife

By Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443458430
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: the-almost-wife.pdf

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If you almost had everything that you wanted, how hard would you fight to protect it? Kira is engaged to the man of her dreams: he’s charming, handsome, wealthy, and a great dad to their baby, Evie, and his thirteen-year-old daughter, Olive. Having grown up with a troubled relationship with her mother and mostly estranged from her father, Kira craves a close family and secure home, and with Aaron, Evie and Olive, she almost has it. The only problem is Aaron’s ex-wife, Madison, who’s out of control and trying to get to Olive. When Kira takes the girls out of town to her childhood summer home and finds out that Madison has followed them, she panics. Between the beach and the forest on Manitoulin Island, Kira fights to protect Olive, Evie and her fiancé, until a dark secret threatens to unravel the life that is almost hers. With the future she has built hanging in the balance, and her past haunting her at every turn, Kira must choose who to believe and who she wants to be.

Sylvia Browne's Book of Dreams

By Sylvia Browne,Lindsay Harrison
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101209739
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 741
  • Pdf File: sylvia-browne-s-book-of-dreams.pdf

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned psychic Sylvia Browne offers a startling and revealing look into the world of dreams, illuminates a path to the beauty and truth that resides within everyone, and gives readers the knowledge to use their dreams to contact the world beyond.