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A Place Called Here

Author : Cecelia Ahern
ISBN : 9780007279395
Genre : Fiction
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A redemptive and captivating novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of PS. I Love You.
Category: Fiction

A Place Called Winter

Author : Patrick Gale
ISBN : 9781472205322
Genre : Fiction
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** Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015 ** From the writer of BBC TV's MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT comes Sunday Times Top Ten hardback and paperback bestseller, A PLACE CALLED WINTER - picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. 'A mesmerising storyteller; this novel is written with intelligence and warmth' The Times To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A shy but privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest force him to abandon his wife and child and sign up for emigration to Canada. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war and madness that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.
Category: Fiction

A Place Called Mississippi

Author : Marion Barnwell
ISBN : 0878059644
Genre : History
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Filled with serendipitous connections and contrasts, this volume of Mississippiana covers four hundred years. It begins with a selection from "A Gentleman from Elvas," written in 1541, and ends with an essay the novelist Ellen Douglas wrote in 1996 on the occasion of the Atlanta Olympic games. In between is a chronology of some one hundred nonfictional narratives that portray the distinctiveness of life in Mississippi. Most are reprinted, but some are published here for the first time. Each section of this anthology reveals an aspect of Mississippi's past or present. Here are narratives that depict the settlement of the land by pioneers, the lasting heritage of the Civil War, the pleasures and the pastimes of Mississippians, their food, art, rituals, and religion, the terrain and the travelers, and the conflicts that brought enormous changes to both the landscape and the population. In its wide cultural perspective A Place Called Mississippi includes an early description of the Chickasaws, a narrative of a former slave, "Soggy" Sweat's famous "Whiskey Speech" on Prohibition, and an account of how W. C. Handy discovered the blues in a deserted train station in Tutwiler, Mississippi. Among the selections are narratives by Jefferson Davis, Belle Kearney, Walter Anderson, Ida B. Wells, Richard Wright, Craig Clai-borne, Richard Ford, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty. Written by and about blacks, whites, Native Americans, and others, these fascinating accounts convey a variety of impressions about a real place and about real people whose colorful history is large, ever-changing, and ever-mystifying. Marion Barnwell is a professor of English at Delta State University.
Category: History

A Town Called Christmas

Author : Carrie Alexander
ISBN : 9781426808760
Genre : Fiction
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It's Christmas, and Navy pilot Michael Kavanaugh is home from deployment-with a "Dear John" letter in his pocket. In spite of a rather serious case of Bah-Humbug, Mike heads to Christmas, Michigan, to spend the holidays with the York family. But then he meets Merry York, and spending Christmas in Christmas doesn't seem such a bad idea after all.... That is, until Mike discovers Merry has a present she's been hiding-she's five months pregnant! As attracted to Merry as he is, Mike isn't prepared to be a father and husband after only seven days. But in a town called Christmas, almost anything can happen....
Category: Fiction

A Place Called Freedom

Author : Scott Russell Sanders
ISBN : UOM:49015002672195
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In the years leading up to the Civil War, young James Starman and his family join other freed slaves to build a town in northern Indiana, a cherished place that they christen with the name "Freedom."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Place Called Heaven

Author : E. M. Bounds
ISBN : 9781629110912
Genre : Religion
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If heaven is truly a paradise where God dwells, we should desire it more than anything on this frail, fleeting earth. The trials and difficulties of life should each be seen in light of the coming glory of heaven. Unfortunately, we rarely view things from this perspective. Our schedules are filled with the present, allowing no time for contemplating or desiring eternity. Our incorrect perspective makes us spend our time on the least important things while ignoring those things that are most crucial. Take a break from the present and let E. M. Bounds help you discover A Place Called Heaven. Examining virtually all the Scriptures that pertain to heaven, Bounds masterfully explains the nature of heaven and our purpose in it. Get a taste of heaven here on earth, learn a true Christian attitude toward eternity, and discover a purer, truer life.
Category: Religion

A Place Called Wiregrass

Author : Michael Morris
ISBN : 9780061900181
Genre : Fiction
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Erma Lee is on the run . . . Running from an abusive husband . . . running from a mother who doesn't care -- never cared. Running from a soul-numbing factory job that has held her down her entire life ... Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to the town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to escape the past and start over -- or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee forms an unlikely friendship with Miss Claudia, an elderly socialite who is hiding a few details about her own past. Life in Wiregrass is different for Erma Lee and Cher, for here they find mercy and promise -- until, that is, the day Cher's convict father arrives in town, forcing all three women to come to terms with buried secrets.
Category: Fiction

Once There Was A Place Called Sampson

Author : Latrell Pappy Mickler
ISBN : 0741455684
Genre : History
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ONCE THERE WAS A PLACE CALLED SAMPSON¿s lead story is the history of a previously rural community in northwest St. Johns County, Florida. The book also includes a nostalgic collection of Florida-related articles about people, places, rural activities, and poisonous creatures. Some stories were previously published; some are published here for the first time. All are indicative of the love and respect of the author for Florida, its pioneers, and rural heritage. They are also pleas for preservation and respect of the rural and historic character of Mickler¿s community and home state.
Category: History

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : UCAL:C3470720
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ISBN : NYPL:33433095210765
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A Place Called Sweet Apple

Author : Celestine Sibley
ISBN : 093194872X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A Place Called Sweet Apple is your personal invitation to a cozy retreat in a very special spot. Sweet Apple-the very name evokes a rural charm. That's what Celestine Sibley discovered on her initial visit to the primitive log cabin built in 1844. And that's what she continued to find after many years living in the house, lovingly restores and filled with the memories of her own family's life there. "How an old abandoned house can take hold of a reasonably sane woman's heart, fill her mind, lap up her energy and change her life is still something of a mystery to me," Sibley muses. By the time you have savored her tale of restoring the old house, Sweet Apple's charm will no longer be a mystery. The dilapidated ruin into which Sibley invested her heart and energy became a community project and Sibley and her family grew to love the colorful and interesting lifestyle of their neighborhood. This is far more, however, than a story about breathing new life into an old house and moving from the city to the country. It is a story of personal discovery and fulfillment laced with wry humor and good common sense. Sibley's vision of living and loving is so clear, so pure, that no reader can put down this book without feeling enriched. The sampling of Southern recipes that she has collected here are also certain to delight.
Category: Family & Relationships

Letters From The Frontiers

Author : George Archibald McCall
ISBN : UCBK:C058635110
Genre : Gulf States
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Category: Gulf States

A Place Called Petit Jean

Author : Thomas William Hardison
ISBN : OCLC:17889138
Genre : Conway County (Ark.)
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Category: Conway County (Ark.)