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The Education Of Dixie Dupree

Author : Donna Everhart
ISBN : 9781496705525
Genre : Fiction
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IndieNext Pick In 1969, Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. Sometimes the lies are for her mama, Evie’s sake—to explain away a bruise brought on by her quick-as-lightning temper. And sometimes the lies are to spite Evie, who longs to leave her unhappy marriage in Perry County, Alabama, and return to her beloved New Hampshire. But for Dixie and her brother, Alabama is home, a place of pine-scented breezes and hot, languid afternoons. Though Dixie is learning that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures, even her vivid imagination couldn’t concoct the events about to unfold. Dixie records everything in her diary—her parents’ fights, her father’s drinking and his unexplained departure, and the arrival of Uncle Ray. Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again. Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees’ Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina’s Bone, Donna Everhart’s remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves.
Category: Fiction

The Forgiving Kind

Author : Donna Everhart
ISBN : 9781496717016
Genre : Fiction
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In this masterful new novel, set in 1950s North Carolina, the acclaimed author of The Road to Bittersweet and The Education of Dixie Dupree brings to life an unforgettable young heroine and a moving story of family love tested to its limits. For twelve-year-old Martha “Sonny” Creech, there is no place more beautiful than her family’s cotton farm. She, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their land—hoeing, planting, picking—but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way her father does. When a tragic accident claims his life, her stricken family struggles to fend off ruin—until their rich, reclusive neighbor offers to help finance that year’s cotton crop. Sonny is dismayed when her mama accepts Frank Fowler’s offer; even more so when Sonny’s best friend, Daniel, points out that the man has ulterior motives. Sonny has a talent for divining water—an ability she shared with her father and earns her the hated nickname “water witch” in school. But uncanny as that skill may be, it won’t be enough to offset Mr. Fowler’s disturbing influence in her world. Even her bond with Daniel begins to collapse under the weight of Mr. Fowler’s bigoted taunts. Though she tries to bury her misgivings for the sake of her mama’s happiness, Sonny doesn’t need a willow branch to divine that a reckoning is coming, bringing with it heartache, violence—and perhaps, a fitting and surprising measure of justice.
Category: Fiction

The Moonshiner S Daughter

Author : Donna Everhart
ISBN : 9781496717030
Genre : Fiction
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If you fell in love with 1960s North Carolina when reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Donna Everhart’s The Moonshiner’s Daughter will transport you right back. Everhart’s sensitive and expert storytelling will capture you in this Southern coming-of-age novel! Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner’s Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family’s past . . . Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother’s death a dozen years ago. Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the “monster” inside Jessie. Resenting her father’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.
Category: Fiction

The Road To Bittersweet

Author : Donna Everhart
ISBN : 9781496709509
Genre : Fiction
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Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom. For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci—a mute, musically gifted savant—is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, those qualities save her life. But though her family is eventually reunited, the tragedy opens Wallis Ann’s eyes to a world beyond the creek that’s borne their name for generations. Carrying what’s left of their possessions, the Stampers begin another perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina. Wallis Ann’s blossoming friendship with Clayton, a high diving performer for a traveling show, sparks a new opportunity, and the family joins as a singing group. But Clayton’s attention to Laci drives a wedge between the two sisters. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could—divide the family for good—Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways . . .
Category: Fiction

The Last Suppers

Author : Mandy Mikulencak
ISBN : 9781496710055
Genre : Fiction
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Set in 1950s Louisiana, Mandy Mikulencak’s beautifully written and emotionally moving novel evokes both The Help and Dead Man Walking with the story of an unforgettable woman whose quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets of her own past. Many children have grown up in the shadow of Louisiana’s Greenmount State Penitentiary. Most of them—sons and daughters of corrections officers and staff—left as soon as they could. Yet Ginny Polk chose to come back to work as a prison cook. She knows the harsh reality of life within those walls—the cries of men being beaten, the lines of shuffling inmates chained together. Yet she has never seen them as monsters, not even those sentenced to execution. That’s why Ginny has taken on a special responsibility: preparing their last meals. Pot roast or red beans and rice, coconut cake or pork neck stew ... whatever the men ask for Ginny prepares, even meeting with their heartbroken relatives to get each recipe just right. The prison board frowns upon the ritual, as does Roscoe Simms, Greenmount’s Warden. Her daddy’s best friend before he was murdered, Roscoe has always watched out for Ginny, and their friendship has evolved into something deep and unexpected. But when Ginny stumbles upon information about the man executed for killing her father, it leads to a series of dark and painful revelations. Truth, justice, mercy—none of these are as simple as Ginny once believed. And the most shocking crimes may not be the ones committed out of anger or greed, but the sacrifices we make for love. “A haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery. A must read.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)
Category: Fiction

Health Education Teaching Strategies For Middle And High School Grades

Author : Judy Catherine Drolet
ISBN : UVA:X004895129
Genre : Education
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Health Education Teaching Strategies--Elementary and Middle Grades and Health Education Teaching Strategies-- Middle and High School Grades is a complication of teaching ideas from the American Journal of Health Education focusing on personal and social skills--communication, decision making, goal setting, and stress management--as well as CDC risk behaviors and technology.
Category: Education

Georgia Bar Journal

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ISBN : UCAL:B4336964
Genre : Bar associations
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Includes Report and Proceedings of Annual convention, 1963.
Category: Bar associations

Light On The Hill

Author : William D. Snider
ISBN : UOM:39015022251378
Genre : Education
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Traces the history of the university, from its beginning in 1795 to the present, and profiles the individuals that have been associated with its development
Category: Education

African Americans

Author : Darlene Clark Hine
ISBN : PSU:000056065121
Genre : History
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For courses in History of African-Americans. Incorporating the basic features and narrative from 'The African-American Odyssey', this concise history presents its major episodes, issues and people.
Category: History

Tv Guide

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ISBN : UCAL:B3537783
Genre : Television broadcasting
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Category: Television broadcasting

Traffic World

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ISBN : UOM:39015080025797
Genre : Physical distribution of goods
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Category: Physical distribution of goods

The National Elementary Principal

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ISBN : UOM:39015076728230
Genre : Education
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Beginning with v. 2 includes the Yearbook of the Dept. of Elementary School Principals of the National Education Association of the United States and beginning with v. 34 includes the department's Membership directory and annual report.
Category: Education

Louisiana Since The Longs

Author : Michael L. Kurtz
ISBN : UOM:39015041782502
Genre : History
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Subjects include David Duke, illiteracy, and racial friction, as well as cajun music, Walker Percy, Louis Armstrong, female writers, and museums.
Category: History

The Handbook Of Texas Music

Author : Texas State Historical Association
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173008348010
Genre : Music
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For centuries Texas has been a musical and cultural crossroads, and the Handbook of Texas Music carefully documents the complex convergence of numerous musical and cultural traditions in this state where east meets west, southern plantations meet high plains ranches, and where an ethnically diverse American culture shares an international border with Mexico. The music of American Indians, Anglo-Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and numerous immigrant groups - Germans, Czechs, Cajuns, among many others - was brought to Texas from every direction. These groups crossed paths, and for centuries have been swapping songs and styles ranging from ancient fiddle tunes to lively polkas and boogie-woogie piano stomps. The Handbook of Texas Music tells a compelling story of music that deeply reflects the many distinctive groups that have created Texas music and used it as a means of entertainment, expression, solace, and identity. The recorded country blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson were so popular and influential in the 1920s that his name has come to represent all down-home bluesmen. Gene Autry's singing cowboy music on record and radio and his image on the silver screen and early television had a profound impact on the development of country music and the image of the cowboy in American life. Van Cliburn on stage in Moscow, where he won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition during the depths of the Cold War, was an important moment in classical musical history and artistic diplomacy. Music pioneers Bob Wills and Milton Brown brought together the country string-band tradition with jazz, blues, pop, mariachi, and other styles, to help create Western Swing - an eclectic music that changed the face of country music, helped pave the way for rock-and-roll, and stands as a perfect symbol of the musical and cultural complexity of Texas. Scholars and music fans alike will be interested to learn about the many Texans - and Texas connections - found in music that has traveled far beyond the borders of the state. The rosters are long and impressive: country (George Jones, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, Buck Owens), blues (Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins, Lightnin' Hopkins, Charles Brown), rock-and-roll (Roy Orbison, Bobby Fuller, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top), jazz (Jack Teagarden, Eddie Durham, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ornette Coleman), musica Tejana (Narciso Martinez, Lydia Mendoza, Santiago Jimenez, Valerio Longoria, Selena). And the list goes on. Although the Handbook of Texas Music devotes separate biographical articles only to deceased musicians, important living artists such as Willie Nelson are treated in overview articles on topics such as "Country and Western Music," "Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic," and others.
Category: Music