BELLES LETTERS CONTEMPORARY FICTION BY ALABAMA WOMEN

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Belles Letters

Author : Joe Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015048917549
Genre : Fiction
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Gumbo in Mobile, Dreamland ribs in Tuscaloosa, noveau cuisine in Birmingham, Chris's hot dogs in Montgomery, and pond-raised catfish fried in the Black Belt -- as varied as that menu, so are the stories and excerpts in this collection by women writers from Alabama. Comedy, allegory, and folklore are here. Subjects varying from childhood initiation, to spousal abuse, to race relations, to AIDS are here. Plots involving murder, romance, necrophilia, Shirley Temple dolls, kinfolk, and ghostly appearances are here. In brief, when you finish this collection your concept of Alabama writers. as well as your concept of women writers, will expand.
Category: Fiction

Alabama Women

Author : Susan Youngblood Ashmore
ISBN : 9780820350790
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Another addition to the Southern Women series, Alabama Women celebrates women's histories in the Yellowhammer State by highlighting the lives and contributions of women and enriching our understanding of the past and present. Exploring such subjects as politics, arts, and civic organizations, this collection of eighteen biographical essays provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieux of women's lives in Alabama. Featured individuals include Augusta Evans Wilson, Maria Fearing, Julia S. Tutwiler, Margaret Murray Washington, Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, Ida E. Brandon Mathis, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Sara Martin Mayfield, Bess Bolden Walcott, Virginia Foster Durr, Rosa Parks, Lurleen Burns Wallace, Margaret Charles Smith, and Harper Lee. Contributors: -Nancy Grisham Anderson on Harper Lee -Harriet E. Amos Doss on the enslaved women surgical patients of J. Marion Sims -Wayne Flynt and Marlene Hunt Rikard on Pattie Ruffner Jacobs -Caroline Gebhard on Bess Bolden Walcott -Staci Simon Glover on the immigrant women in metropolitan Birmingham -Sharony Green on the Townsend Family -Sheena Harris on Margaret Murray Washington -Christopher D. Haveman on the women of the Creek Removal Era -Kimberly D. Hill on Maria Fearing -Tina Naremore Jones on Ruby Pickens Tartt -Jenny M. Luke on Margaret Charles Smith -Rebecca Cawood McIntyre on Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and Sara Martin Mayfield -Rebecca S. Montgomery on Ida E. Brandon Mathis -Paul M. Pruitt Jr. on Julia S. Tutwiler -Susan E. Reynolds on Augusta Evans Wilson -Patricia Sullivan on Virginia Foster Durr -Jeanne Theoharis on Rosa Parks -Susan Youngblood Ashmore on Lurleen Burns Wallace
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Crossroads

Author : Brett Cox
ISBN : 9781466838482
Genre : Fiction
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As William Faulkner once observed, "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." And the past of the American South lives on in a long literary tradition where fantasy and reality blur. It is evident in the writing of giants such as Faulkner himself, Flannery O'Connor, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Manly Wade Wellman, Truman Capote, Alice Walker, and many others. Steeped in this tradition and proud to be its inheritors, storytellers and editors F. Brett Cox and Andy Duncan have gathered together stories of the unseen and magical American South by some of the most brilliantly talented Southern writers of our time. From darkly imagined, powerful tales by Bret Lott, Lynn Pitts, Kalanu ya Salaam, Brad Watson, and Don Webb to a deeply affecting and sensual story by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, to atmospheric works by Richard Butner, James L. Cambias, and Jack McDevitt, to wildly funny stories by Scott Edelman and Michael Swanwick, these original fictions will delight readers who appreciate the unique wealth and breadth of the Southern literary tradition and its natural affinity for the fantastic. With the addition of wonderful reprinted stories by Michael Bishop, Fred Chappell, Andy Duncan, John Kessel, Kelly Link, Sena Jeter Naslund, Daniel Wallace, and Gene Wolfe, this collection is a crossroads of styles and themes where Southern and Fantastic literary traditions meet. Together these stories paint a wide canvas of the real and mythic South in all its fabulous, terrible, joyous, chaotic uniqueness. They are set in all the Southern landscapes of the mind, from the shores of South Carolina to the city of New Orleans, from small-town Mississippi to the streets of modern Atlanta, from the ghosts of ante-bellum splendor to the shadows of what might be. The contributors range from realistic to Gothic, from magic realists to satirists. What they share in common is the South and the endless stories it inspires. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Climbing Mt Cheaha

Author : Donald R. Noble
ISBN : UOM:39015059210677
Genre : Fiction
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Adding to our well-known series of Alabama authors, this newest edition offers a companion volume to Belles 'Letters and Alabama Bound (page 21), plus Alabama Poets (page 28). Our purpose in this collection is to spotlight upcoming Alabama fiction writers who have had two or less books published.
Category: Fiction

Tartts 2

Author : Joe Taylor
ISBN : 0930501322
Genre : Fiction
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Fourteen finalists in the Tartt First Fiction Award present their stories. Includes stories by Joe Benevento, Philip Cioffari, Serena Crawford, Tery Dubow, Melissa Fraterrigo (winner), Thomas D. Lisk, Sean Lovelace, Kelly Magee, Karen Miller, Sandra Novack, Liz Orndoff, Amy Stuber, John Vanderslice, and Susan Weiss.
Category: Fiction

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964654
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

The Gulf Coast

Author : Paul Mirocha
ISBN : 1571316655
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Complete with poems, essays, and journal entries, life in the Gulf Coast is presented through a review of its past and an in-depth look at how things are today, along with a review of the diverse occupations, varied land areas, animal inhabitants, and more. Reprint.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

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ISBN : 155862600X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Masques For The Fields Of Time

Author : Joe Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124146999
Genre : Fiction
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Taylorżs fourth collection offers a combination of the realistic and the . . .Skewed, that word must best describe the characters, situations, and timeframes in this collection, A Masque for the Fields of Time. Take the opening story, where a dance seems to be happening during the narratorżs youth, since his baby-sitter is busily flirting on the dance floor with another teenager. But then time skews and the dance is happening -- when? And those puppets in the rafters, seemingly pulling strings on all the dancers -- just what are they doing? Well, maybe the collectionżs last story will clear things up . . . or does it only skew matters further, for this storyżs protagonist is swimming, yes swimming, on a mission to obtain headstones -- now irritatingly called żgrave markers,ż the narrator complains. Okay then, in another story we at least have the comfort of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus confronting Simone de Beauvoir -- but then why do tiny voices haunt the professed atheistic trio with religious barbs? With humor both grim and playful, all the stories in this collection explore the twists human perception can take.
Category: Fiction

Tartts Three

Author : Joe Taylor
ISBN : 0930501349
Genre : Fiction
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This is the third book containing editors' picks from the Annual Tartt First Fiction Award. With twenty-three authors, this anthology has the largest number of contributors yet. The editors have tried for a balance of tone moving from humor to tragedy, with styles running from gritty realism to the fantastical. Including: Xujun Eberlein (winner), Steven Allaback, Gilbert Allen, CB Anderson, Jacob M. Appel, William Borden, Bonnie Roop Bowles, Michael Burke, Michael W. Cox, James Gish, Alta Ifland, Tyrone Jaeger, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Daniel Libman, Carol Manley (runner-up), Robert Maxwell, Ginny Mackenzie, Katherine Toy Miller, Pat Miller, CD Mitchell, Letitia Lehua Moffitt, James Nolan, and John Vanderslice
Category: Fiction