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Mama Can T Hurt Me

Author : Mbugua Ndiki
ISBN : 9780595346738
Genre : Fiction
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Mama Can't Hurt Me is the heartrending tale of Wairimu, a lonely country girl who struggles to find independence while quietly suffocating in a strict Christian upbringing. Craving adventure and excitement, she is immediately attracted to Ali, a young man surrounded by a seemingly mysterious and aristocratic aura. Wairimu has a secret admirer-Samuel, a born-again Christian who tries to warn her that Ali is a liar and womanizer who is not to be trusted with her innocence. But Wairimu is not convinced that Ali has undesirable intentions, and she continually sneaks off into the city, where Ali eventually steals her virginity. Her world begins to crumble as she discovers she is pregnant with an illegitimate child who will never be accepted by her staunch Christian family. Called a whore by her parents, Wairimu is chased away from her home and is forced to head back to the city-where she is immediately confronted with the grim realities of life on the streets. Wairimu must take a soul-searching journey, filled with abuse, guilt, betrayal, and raw greed-but with the unconditional love and support from one faithful friend, she will eventually learn that a life lived with regrets is no life at all.
Category: Fiction

Okra S Child

Author : NJF KNOWLES
ISBN : 9781477134061
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Suffering a fall on the Island of Long Island Bahamas, the heroine forces herself to answer the question, “What is my purpose in life?” Fearing death, she questions wheatear God wants her or not. Guiding her on this journey are the likes of “Alice in Wonderland”, movie stars, and dead relatives. They force her into accepting her own mortality, even as she attends her own funeral. The story is told from her hospital bed by way of flashbacks. Among her flashbacks are visits to the Joe McCarthy and Apartheid era of the 1940-50’s. There is humor, beginning with Bobby Darin’s “Splish-Splash” recording, to assisting the airline pilot in landing the plane, and tears as she relives her kidnapping and other childhood molestations. She discovers her own mechanisms of surviving.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Underground Brotherhood

Author : Franklin Kimball
ISBN : 9780595432424
Genre : Fiction
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Weeks before young Jacob Alson Long is set to graduate from Virginia's Halifax Military Academy, his older brother, Joseph, perishes in the Civil War. Being devastated by the loss, Jacob immediately joins the South's fight and becomes involved in the Masons. His father placing Jacob under "the Protection of the Apron," the ghost of his brother later appears and gives Jacob instructions that enable Jacob to perceive the war and its horrors. Joseph's ghost watches over his younger brother on the bloody battlefields. As the war continues, Jacob learns the ways of the Order of the Golden Knights, and his knowledge helping him to turn the tide at the Battle of Petersburg. He quickly rises through the Confederate ranks and is selected to serve in the secret signal corps. During Jacob's rise to Colonel he is inducted into a secret order, "The Knights of the Golden Circle". Then he becomes commander of a commando unit that operates underground during the last desperate months of the war trying to bring the North to its knee's. After the South is defeated, Jacob and his fellow Knights continue fighting, coming to the aid of their Masonic brother and president of the failed Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Now, it's up to Jacob and his men to distribute gold to the South's Masonic lodges and continue the war against the oppressive troops of the North. His trials in battle, his struggle to maintain morality during this time of bloodshed and strife prepare him for his final conflict, life in the South during reconstruction.
Category: Fiction

Following My Own Footsteps

Author : Mary Downing Hahn
ISBN : 0547563027
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The sequel to the award-winning Stepping on the Cracks. “Sometimes heart-rending, sometimes funny, Gordy Smith will prove memorable to all who meet him.”—Booklist (starred review) In Following My Own Footsteps, sixth-grader Gordy Smith comes to grips with the fear that he’ll turn out no better than his abusive father . . . With his father now in jail and one brother hospitalized, Gordy’s mother has no choice but to take the family to their wealthy grandmother’s house in North Carolina. There Gordy meets William, a boy who had polio and is now wheelchair bound. Though they become friends, Gordy’s plans to help William fail spectacularly. Matters only get worse when Gordy’s father is released from prison and his mother is poised to give him a second chance. Gordy must decide where he belongs—with his dysfunctional parents or with the grandma who is more than his match in toughness, in courage, and in love. “A cast of unforgettable characters inhabit this work, seasoned with WW II setting but utterly contemporary in its concerns. Hahn is in top form, proving through Gordy’s first-person narration that real love can triumph over all kinds of adversity, and often does.”—Kirkus Reviews “The complex characterizations, period setting and Gordy’s brave attempts to break a cycle of violence will hold readers’ interest.”—Publishers Weekly “It’s a timeless social issue really, in any era, of having a dysfunctional abusive parent . . . A very good story showcasing complex friendships, familial relationships, and inner conflict, all set in WW2 America.”—Cats and Fiction
Category: Young Adult Fiction

New Campus Writing

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ISBN : UCSC:32106007744136
Genre : College prose
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Christ In Concrete

Author : Pietro Di Donato
ISBN : UVA:X004805051
Genre : Fiction
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One of the 20th century's greatest works of social protest-and its 21st-century message. A classic examination of the American experience for hard-working Italian immigrants living in New York City's Lower East Side shortly before the Great Depression, Christ in Concrete focuses on a family's struggle against harsh economic realities and tenement living.
Category: Fiction

The Warlock Rock

Author : Christopher Stasheff
ISBN : 0441873138
Genre : Fiction
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When the townspeople of Gramarye become mesmerized by the beat of strange floating musical crystals, Rod Gallowglass sets out to uncover their mysterious origins before he loses his children to their sinister charm. Reissue.
Category: Fiction

The Realm Of Shells

Author : Sonia Overall
ISBN : 0007184107
Genre : Fiction
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Set in fashionable Margate in 1835, this novel follows the schemes, betrayals, and disappointments of the respectable Newlove family from the perspective of its youngest member, Frances. The discovery of an underground realm of shells heralds the uncovering of some unpleasant family truths—and the dark, stark realities of the adult world. Set against the upheavals of 1830s England—the end of the war with France and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution—this is a bewitching portrait of a family and a country on the brink of irrevocable change.
Category: Fiction

The Prince Who Loved Me

Author : Karen Hawkins
ISBN : 9781451685268
Genre : Fiction
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Romance sizzles in this Cinderella story set in Scotland, the first in a sparkling new spinoff series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins. Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting—and more—with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Duchess Natasha decides it’s time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer—she isn’t at all to the Duchess’s taste. Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt—no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would be seriously interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So…wouldn’t it be fun to turn his “game” upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees…
Category: Fiction

Crosscurrents Of Children S Literature

Author : Tina L. Hanlon
ISBN : UCSC:32106019140679
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The only anthology of classic and contemporary readings in children's literature to combine primary texts with critical selections.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bingo S Run

Author : James A. Levine
ISBN : 9781588369475
Genre : Fiction
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For fans of Dave Eggers, Teju Cole, and James McBride, comes this extraordinary novel of morality and the redemptive powers of art that offers a glimpse into an African underworld rarely described in fiction. Meet Bingo, the greatest drug runner in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, and maybe the world. A teenage grifter, often mistaken for a younger boy, he faithfully serves Wolf, the drug lord of Kibera. Bingo spends his days throwing rocks at Krazi Hari, the prophet of Kibera’s garbage mound, “lipping” safari tourists of their cash, and hanging out with his best friend, Slo-George, a taciturn fellow whose girth is a mystery to Bingo in a place where there is never enough food. Bingo earns his keep by running “white” to a host of clients, including Thomas Hunsa, a reclusive artist whose paintings, rooted in African tradition, move him. But when Bingo witnesses a drug-related murder and Wolf sends him to an orphanage for “protection,” Bingo’s life changes and he learns that life itself is the “run.” A modern trickster tale that draws on African folklore, Bingo’s Run is a wildly original, often very funny, and always moving story of a boy alone in a corrupt and dangerous world who must depend on his wits and inner resources to survive. ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL’S OUTSTANDING NEW VOICES TO CONSIDER “Bingo’s voice guides us; by turns he is aggressive, confident, smart, cynical, but also naive. Bingo tosses his observations at us with great urgency, almost percussively, in a staccato manner that recalls gunshots. And though he’s blunt, he’s also a sensitive observer. . . . Levine is creating a sense of an entire world, raffish and fast. . . . The larger story Levine is telling . . . is the story of a person’s mind, and of the good, bad, and indifferent forces that make him what he is—and that story is told with compassion and intelligence.”—The Boston Globe “James A. Levine is a deeply gifted writer who reaches into the dirt, sweat, and diesel of modern-day Nairobi and introduces us to a young innocent whose adventures are unforgettable. Bingo’s runs between joy and death, laughter and sorrow, survival and redemption, will make you feel like cheering.”—James McBride, author of The Good Lord Bird and The Color of Water “Bingo’s Run is one of those rare books that infuse a potentially difficult subject with intimacy, tenderness, and humor. Social commentary, gritty comedy, and pure cinematic adrenaline meet in an utterly compelling novel with a voice all its own.”—Tash Aw, author of Five Star Billionaire “Bingo’s Run manages to read like timely news and high adventure at the same time. Levine’s main character, Bingo, is an underage drug runner, hardened orphan, and hustler extraordinaire. He’s also funny and wise well beyond his years. The rousing story of Bingo’s evolution is matched only by Levine’s portrait of modern-day Nairobi, both child and city depicted with real flair and affection.”—Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver “Bingo is a fascinating and inimitably likable character. Levine, a Mayo clinic professor of medicine and well-known child advocate, excels at telling his adventurous, comic, and realistically gritty story with humor but not with pathos, successfully addressing the harsh and sometimes tragic story of a child at risk.”—Library Journal
Category: Fiction

The Tichborne Romance

Author : Arthur Orton
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000139119
Genre : Ejectment
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My Journey Through Hell On My Way To Heaven

Author : Lucy Irving
ISBN : 9781469161853
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My name is Lucy McEachern Irving and I am a 30 yr old mother of four, but I only have one living to put to bed every night. He is amazing, and I love him more than anyone could ever imagine. My book is about his sister and his brothers that GOD blessed me with and then took them back to heaven to be with him all in the same breath. I was madly in love with their father and shortly after we married he began to physically hurt me and yet I stayed throughout all the fights and two deaths of our children. I did manage to find true happiness but my children have always held me back in some way. Everything in my life surrounded what happened when they died and surrounded the deep unending connection that their father and I had. He had a hold on me that is not healthy in any way. I went through other abuses, and everyone Ive ever loved thought that the way to express their love for me was with violence. After the death of my children I fell into a very dark place and fell into deep addiction with the fault of no one but my own. I had to learn how to deal with my pain sober, and had to relive everything about their deaths all over again because I truly believed I could numb my pain and never deal with it. I managed to find a way to stay sober and after completely losing all faith I began to realize that without that I couldnt go any were. I couldnt get back up without GODs help. I do end up being blessed with the most amazing baby boy and even though it was a fight to get him here to stay with me, I thank GOD for my blessing and dont take it for granted not one second. But after learning how to live without my children s father and learning to be without him, I fell in real love with a wonderful man who supports me and loves me the way love is meant to be. He gave me a child after 5 miscarriages, but even he couldnt protect me from my children s father, and he did come back into my life to destroy me and what I had managed to salvage of my life. Even my new husband isnt perfect and managed to tear me apart in other ways. And to surprise, another death came into my world and destroyed us for so long. We do manage to find each other again, and because of the strength GOD gave me we are now happy and ready to start our lives together allover again with our precious miracle baby. My story is coming in two volumes because there is so much to tell. I want to show people like me that it can get better if you just try. If you give it to GOD it will happen and your dreams can come true. My main goal is to help just one person in this world to see that they are not alone and never will be. I also want to say, IF I CAN MAKE IT ANYONE CAN!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Black Thunder

Author : Amiri Baraka
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000429915
Genre : Drama
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A collection of nine plays written between 1975 and 1990 includes contributions by George C. Wolfe, Amiri Baraka, P.J. Gibson, Alexander Simmons, and August Wilson
Category: Drama

Classic Plays From The Negro Ensemble Company

Author : Gus Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015034525579
Genre : African Americans
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This anthology celebrates more than twenty-five years of the Negro Ensemble Company's significant contribution to American theater. Collected here are ten plays most representative of the eclectic nature of the Negro Ensemble Company repertoire.
Category: African Americans

I Remember Mama

Author : John Van Druten
ISBN : 0822205491
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Shows how Mama, with the help of her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early years of the century. Mama, a sweet and capable manager, sees her children through childhood, manage
Category: Drama

Drawn To Lord Ravenscar

Author : Anne Herries
ISBN : 9780373306848
Genre : Man-woman relationships
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"When her betrothed is brutally murdered Lucy Dawlish looks for comfort from the man who shares her grief--his brother, Paul Ravenscar. Virtuous Lucy has always been secretly drawn to this frosty lord, but is it too late to reveal where her heart truly lies? Paul Ravenscar must marry and produce an heir for the sake of his estate, but there is only one woman he wants. To claim Lucy as his bride risks betraying his brother's memory, but Paul might be unable to keep his feelings hidden" --
Category: Man-woman relationships

Things My Mama Told Me

Author : Olga Samples Davis
ISBN : 1578568196
Genre : Religion
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Listen to Your Mama. There is no substitute for the sometimes gentle, often hard-hitting, always loving wisdom of a mother. As children, we sometimes rolled our eyes or deliberately tuned out our mothers when they shared their colorful bits of common sense. Yet, as time wore on, we discovered the undeniable truth: Our mothers’ favorite sayings hold profound insights concerning the ways of the world. In fact, following Mama’s advice may well be the easiest, smartest, and most painless way to live and enjoy life. Who else but a mama would say: • Love is a noun and a verb–both at the same time. • Do your best. God will handle the rest. • Love is measured by the heart, not the head. • Can’t do a thing about yesterday; don’t know if tomorrow will come. Just workin’ with today. • When you fail to see the good in someone else, you miss an opportunity to learn and see a greater good in yourself. It is imperative that we not forget our mothers’ words, for within them can be found truths that will save us–and our children–much heartache and lead us to unlimited joy. Join Olga Samples Davis as she reflects upon, embraces, and celebrates a mother’s everyday inspirational lessons in living, inviting us each to rediscover the powerful truths revealed within Things My Mama Told Me.
Category: Religion