SHE READ TO US IN THE LATE AFTERNOONS

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She Read To Us In The Late Afternoons

Author : Kathleen Hill
ISBN : 9781504048590
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This memoir takes readers around the world, from New York to Nigeria, exploring a life illuminated by novels. As a child in music class, Kathleen Hill comes upon Willa Cather’s Lucy Gayheart, and the novel prepares her for a drowning death that soon occurs in her own life. Later, recently married and working as a teacher in a newly independent Nigeria, Hill assigns Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart to her students, which leads to learning from them about the violent legacy of colonialism, and visiting an old slave port whose disturbing relics make her aware of her benighted American innocence. Also in Nigeria, she is given Henry James’s A Portrait of a Lady and deeply ponders her new marriage through the lens of Isabel Archer, remembering her adolescent fear that reading might be a way of avoiding experience. But is it possible that the act of reading itself may be a form of ardent, transforming experience? In this memoir, Hill reflects on her literary lifetime, reminiscing about her year in northern France, where she resolutely put Flaubert’s Madame Bovary aside to discover, in Bernanos’s Diary of a Country Priest, a detailed guide to the town where she was living, a more acute perspective on the poverty and suffering hidden within its walls. She also shares a tender account of her friendship with writer Diana Trilling, whose failing sight inspired a plan to read aloud Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, an undertaking that required six years to complete. From an author whose novel Still Waters in Niger was named a New York Times Notable Book and a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times, She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons is both a wide-ranging autobiographical journey and a deeply felt appreciation of literature and its power to reflect our immediate reality and open windows onto vast new worlds.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Making Of A Radical

Author : Scott Nearing
ISBN : 9781890132590
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Inge

Author : Inge J. Bleier
ISBN : 0802826865
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the author's experiences after being sent from Germany to Belgium to escape the Nazis, and later fleeing to southern France with a group of Jewish children, before reaching Switzerland, in an account completed by her nephew.
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The Bookman

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ISBN : UVA:X030215814
Genre : Popular culture
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The Collected Novels Volume Two

Author : Doris Grumbach
ISBN : 9781504057080
Genre : Fiction
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Three brilliant works of fiction from a feminist and lesbian literary icon who was “acutely sensitive to the quiet hum of everyday living” (Ms.). The Missing Person: Legendary movie star Franny Fuller captured the imaginations of audiences, men, and her biographer, Mary Maguire. But what does the glamour hide? This is the story of how a girl from Utica, New York, transformed into a Hollywood sensation—and the secret she had to keep if she wanted to hold onto her fairytale life . . . The Magician’s Girl: Minna Grant, Maud Noon, and Liz Becker met as roommates at Barnard College. After graduation, each woman pursues her own dreams, living out her own passions, tragedies, and destiny—all while maintaining their enduring friendship acros s decades. Grumbach tells a courageous, nuanced, and “engrossing” tale of female friendship, coming of age, and an ever-changing New York (Publishers Weekly). The Book of Knowledge: In the summer of 1929, four children forge a bond that will change their lives. Caleb and Kate Flowers live an isolated existence until Lionel Schwartz and Roslyn Hellman arrive in Far Rockaway. Over the years, their friendship brings profound realizations and undeniable passions for all four in this “grimly compelling,” truthful, and tragic tale of self-discovery (Booklist).
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Burying The Bones

Author : Hilary Spurling
ISBN : 9781847651938
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's father was a terrifying figure, with a maniacal zeal for religious conversion - a passion rarely shared by the local communities he targeted. He drained the family's budget for his Chinese translation of the New Testament, while his aggrieved, long-suffering wife did her utmost to create a homely environment for her children, several of whom died tragically young. Pearl Buck would eventually rise to eminence in America as a bestselling author (her most renowned work, The Good Earth, re-entered the bestseller charts in 2004 when it was selected for Oprah's Book Club) but in this startlingly original biography, Spurling recounts with elegance and great insight her unspeakable upbringing in a China that was virtually unknown to the West.
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The Reprobates

Author : Chuck Lewis
ISBN : 9780595796656
Genre : Fiction
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Get ready to ride the range of humor in one of the most entertaining westerns to come down the trail in quite a spell. The year is 1888, and Johnny Hightree and his cousin Asa Maynard are two old ex-buffalo hunters and frontiersmen who have temporarily settled in the small town of Ralston, Kansas, not far from Dodge City. They are both serious elbow-benders and seem to be in a constant state of semi-inebriation. Johnny, however, has endeared himself to the town's residents with his far-fetched windies and good nature, thereby getting himself elected mayor. When a fatal shooting occurs in town with several witnesses including Johnny, the town council curiously reduces Johnny's position from mayor to town marshal. Johnny then chooses his half-pickled cousin Asa to be his deputy, and that's when the future of Ralston, Kansas gets changed forever. With an amusing, rambling style, Johnny Hightree relates the progress of solving a murder that is not as simple as it seemed in the beginning. The outlandish stories he tosses in along the way are funny, earthy, and downright priceless, told at a pace that ends just in time!
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Mining The Media Archive

Author : Dot Tuer
ISBN : 0920397352
Genre : Art
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Mining the Media Archive gathers together an exciting collection of essays by writer and cultural theorist Dot Tuer. Ranging from monographs on new media artists to a history of Canada's most controversial artist-run centre, the CEAC, to testimonial writing on cultural politics and post-colonialism in Canada and Argentina, Tuer's writings address issues of global media and local remembrance through a unique blend of storytelling, archival research and cultural analysis.
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Punch

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019662938
Genre : Periodicals
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A Most Unusual Life

Author : Wes Harvey
ISBN : 9781462890262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE TEN TRUTHS (BY K.B.) 1. THE COSMOS, UNIVERSE, OUTER SPACE, ETC. ARE REALLY THE KINGDOM OF GOD. 2. THE GREATEST TRUTH OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS THE GOLDEN RULE. 3. EARTHLINGS ARE SOULS WITH BODIES, NOT BODIES WITH SOULS. 4. THERE IS LIFE AFTER RELIGION. IT IS CALLED SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT OR THE REVELATION OF THE SOUL. IT IS YOUR UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. 5. OUR EARTHLY LIFETIME IS JUST ONE OF MANY UNCOUNTABLE LIFETIMES ON DIFFERENT WORLDS THAT WILL EVENTUALLY BRING US TO GOD. WHEN YOU DIE YOU CAN BE REINCARNATED ON THIS WORLD, GO TO ANOTHER WORLD, GO TO A COUNCIL FOR ADVICE, OR GO TO SCHOOL. 6. ALL EARTHLY RELIGIONS ARE MAN-MADE AND ARE BASED ON MYTHOLOGY AND FAITH. 7. BY DESIGN, THE WORLD IS ABOUT MONEY, RELIGION IS ABOUT CONTROL, AND SEX IS ABOUT PLEASURE. 8. GOD IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS. HE CARES ONLY ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOU DO. 9. THE ONLY JUDGMENTAL SIN ON EARTH IS DELIBERATELY HURTING ANOTHER PERSON OUT OF REVENGE, OR FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL GAIN. THIS TRUTH SHOWS THAT THE 10 COMMANDMENTS ARE A MYTH, CREATED BY MOSES TO CONTROL THE HEBREWS. 10. BE IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE WORLD. MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN.
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