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Next Door To The Dead

Author : Kathleen Driskell
ISBN : 9780813165738
Genre : Poetry
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When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet -- whose last book, Seed across Snow, was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation -- lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that she was told had fallen out of use. In this marvelous new collection, this turns out not to be the case as the poet's fascination with the "neighbors" brings the burial ground back to life. Driskell frequently strolls the cemetery grounds, imagining the lives and loves of those buried beside her property. These "neighbors," with burial dates as early as 1848, inspire poems that weave stories, real and imagined, from the epitaphs and unmarked graves. Shifting between perspectives, she embraces and inhabits the voices of those laid to rest while also describing the grounds, the man who mows around the markers, and even the flocks of black birds that hover above before settling amongst the gravestones. Next Door to the Dead transcends time and place, linking the often disconnected worlds of the living and the deceased. Just as examining the tombstones forces the author to look more closely at her own life, Driskell's poems and their muses compel us to examine our own mortality, as well as how we impact the finite lives of those around us.
Category: Poetry

The Man Who Loved Birds

Author : Fenton Johnson
ISBN : 9780813166605
Genre : Fiction
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Having taken great risks -- to immigrate to America, to take monastic vows -- Bengali physician Meena Chatterjee and Brother Flavian are each seeking safety and security when they encounter Johnny Faye, a Vietnam vet, free spirit, and expert marijuana farmer. Amid the fields and forests of a Trappist monastery, Johnny Faye patiently cultivates Meena's and Flavian's capacity for faith, transforming all they thought they knew about duty and desire. In turn they offer him an experience of civilization other than war and chaos. But Johnny Faye's law-breaking sets him against a district attorney for whom the law is a tool for ambition rather than justice. Their confrontation leads to a harrowing reckoning that ensnares Dr. Chatterjee and Brother Flavian, who must make a life-or-death choice between an act of justice that may precipitate their ruin or a betrayal that offers salvation. Inspired by the real-life state police kidnapping and murder of a legendary storyteller and petty criminal, The Man Who Loved Birds engages pressing contemporary issues through a timeless narrative of ill-fated romance. Celebrated author Fenton Johnson has woven a seamless, haunting fable exploring the eternal conflicts between free will and destiny, politics and nature, the power of law and the power of love.
Category: Fiction

Scissors Paper Rock

Author : Fenton Johnson
ISBN : 9780813166575
Genre : Fiction
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Along with his siblings, Raphael Hardin left his childhood home in rural Kentucky. Grappling with an AIDS diagnosis, he returns to care for his dying father. Told from the perspectives of Raphael, his family, and their lifelong neighbor, Fenton Johnson's landmark novel reveals the blood struggles and binding loves of a broken family made whole.
Category: Fiction

Crossing The River

Author : Fenton Johnson
ISBN : 9780813166490
Genre : Fiction
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Make no mistake: Martha Bragg Picket is a headstrong southern woman with a rebellious spirit, a characteristic her son Michael shares. Yet to see her after almost twenty years of marriage, it might no longer seem clear. A Yankee contractor's arrival in town catalyzes her dissatisfaction, leading her to turn her life upside down -- unaware that her son will follow suit. Both heartfelt and shrewdly humorous, this widely acclaimed first novel from author Fenton Johnson is an affecting look at one woman's reawakening and her son's coming of age in the heartland of America.
Category: Fiction

Die Walf Ngerin

Author : Sena Jeter Naslund
ISBN : 3426626446
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See Der Tr Ume

Author : Kim Edwards
ISBN : 9783841203212
Genre : Fiction
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„Dieses Buch strahlt.“ Bookreporter Kurz vor ihrem 30. Geburtstag ist die Weltenbummlerin Lucy Jarrett beruflich und emotional an einem Tiefpunkt angelangt. Kurzfristig beschließt sie, in ihre Heimat nach Upstate New York zu fahren. Doch zu Hause empfangen sie unerwartete und schmerzliche Konflikte. Nie hat Lucy den ungeklärten Tod ihres Vaters verwunden, und plötzlich stößt sie auf ein lange verschüttetes Familiengeheimnis, das immer mehr in die Gegenwart hineinwirkt. Nach ihrem internationalen Bestseller „Die Tochter des Fotografen“ erzählt Kim Edwards in ihrem neuen Roman über Liebe, Verrat und Verlust. Mit Autoreninterview und –porträt
Category: Fiction

Willkommen Im Bellweather Hotel

Author : Kate Racculia
ISBN : 9783641158545
Genre : Fiction
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Ein altes Hotel, ein Schneesturm und ein Wochenende voller unerwarteter Begegnungen Jedes Jahr im November findet in dem alten, einst prachtvollen Bellweather Hotel ein landesweiter Musikwettbewerb statt. Hunderte von Nachwuchstalenten strömen durch die Flure, darunter auch der schüchterne Rabbit Hatmaker und seine divenhafte Zwillingsschwester Alice, die bereits jetzt an ihren Memoiren schreibt. Auch Minnie Graves ist nach fünfzehn Jahren zum ersten Mal ins Bellweather zurückgekehrt. Damals, als kleines Mädchen, wurde sie Zeugin einer schrecklichen Tragödie, die sich in Zimmer 712 ereignete. Als die Hotelgäste von einem gewaltigen Schneesturm überrascht werden und eine begnadete Flötistin verschwindet – ausgerechnet aus Zimmer 712 –, treffen bei der Suche Personen aufeinander, die mehr miteinander gemeinsam haben, als sie ahnen. Und bald schon überschlagen sich die Ereignisse ...
Category: Fiction

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author : Thomson Gale
ISBN : 0787678929
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually
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Author : Homerus
ISBN : 315000280X
Genre : Epic poetry, Greek
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Category: Epic poetry, Greek