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Imperfect Birds

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 9781101186343
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything, and Bird by Bird, a powerful and redemptive novel of love and family Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent-she aced AP physics; athletic-a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion; and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. The family's move to Landsdale, with stepfather James in tow, hadn't been as bumpy as Elizabeth feared. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Slowly and against their will, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions will have profound consequences. This is Anne Lamott's most honest and heartrending novel yet, exploring our human quest for connection and salvation as it reveals the traps that can befall all of us.
Category: Fiction

Crooked Little Heart

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 9780307806734
Genre : Fiction
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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth that marked Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her two bestselling works of nonfiction, Anne Lamott now gives us an exuberant richly absorbing portrait of a family for whom the joys and sorrows of everyday life are magnified under the glare of the unexpected. The Fergusons make their home in a small California town where life is supposed to resemble paradise, but for thirteen-year-old Rosie (last seen in Lamott's beloved novel Rosie), reality is a bit harsher. Her mother, a recovering alcoholic, is still beset by grief over the early death of her first husband. Rosie's stepfather is a struggling writer plagued by doubts and hilarious paranoia. And Rosie, aching in the bloom of young womanhood and obsessed with tournament tennis, finds that her athletic gifts, initially a source of triumph, now place her in peril, as a shadowy man who stalks her from the bleachers seems to be developing an obsession of his own. Written with enormous emotional honesty, inhabited by superbly realized characters, riotously funny and wonderfully suspenseful, Crooked Little Heart is Anne Lamott writing at the height of her considerable powers.
Category: Fiction

Making A Home

Author : Anna Lisa L. Young
ISBN : 9781387009411
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Architecture Of The Novel

Author : Jane Vandenburgh
ISBN : 9781582435978
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Georgia Bottoms

Author : Mark Childress
ISBN : 9780316121965
Genre : Fiction
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Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well-to-do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle. Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income. In Georgia's case it is six well-heeled lovers-one for each day of the week, with Mondays off-none of whom knows about the others. But when the married preacher who has been coming to call (Saturdays) decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him. In GEORGIA BOTTOMS, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellious human heart.
Category: Fiction

Encyclopedia Of The American Novel

Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN : 9781438140698
Genre : LITERARY CRITICISM
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Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Ready Made Book Displays

Author : Nancy M. Henkel
ISBN : 9781610691239
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Providing more than 50 fiction display descriptions, this book identifies themes for the entire year and includes titles for signage, annotated book lists, prop and material ideas, as well as photographs that show how to pull it all together. • 55 theme-based listing of displays • Original materials and documents include a "Which Shakespeare Play?" quiz and a handy Book Display Log for tracking displays • Photographs of each display accompany the descriptions • An index of authors and titles notes which provide listed entries and which are fully annotated • "Display Months" appendix connects displays with time of year, holidays, events, and celebrations
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Time

Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : NWU:35556041086257
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals

Rosie

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 1742582516
Genre : Bereavement
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A year ago Rosie's dad died; but this young girl, wild of hair, smart of mouth and with an open heart, is busy embracing the world. Unfortunately her mother Elizabeth is finding the business of living much more difficult. Rosie is part of Ann Lamott's best-selling trilogy about a mother and daughter and how Elizabeth and Rosie, two forceful and complex people, rebuild their family of two.
Category: Bereavement

Hard Laughter

Author : Anne Lamott
ISBN : 0451110722
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A sensitive and reflective twenty-four-year-old woman chronicles her family's confrontation with illness when it is discovered that her father suffers from an inoperable brain tumor
Category: Biography & Autobiography