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Where S Miss Mary

Author : Liz Hamlin
ISBN : 9781412044868
Genre : Fiction
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When Ruth McBain becomes a widow in her mid-forties, she decides to make a drastic change in her life. Her twenty-five year marriage to Tom McBain, a prominent lawyer in Avalon, Maryland, a small town on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay, had eased their empty-nest syndrome when their son and daughter left for college and later for marriages in distant states. While Tom was alive, Ruth's world had orbited smoothly in familiar paths. His sudden death from a heart attack leaves a vacuum which friends and customary activities fail to fill. She brushes aside well-meaning friends' advice to sell the house which she and Tom ha spent their entire married life, a home which stands a half-mile down a quiet country road with only one house next door to keep it company. She dismisses suggestions that she move into one of the new suburbs which are popping up like rabbit warrens on land once sacred to soybeans and corn. Ruth McBain is conventional person with conventional views. Houses, like friendships, must pass the test of time to be accepted. Ruth's unconventional decision to become a foster mother to a little girl about whom she knew nothing other than that the child had been in and out of several foster homes during the six years she had lived, disturbs her friends, who remind her of the problems and perils that even two-parent families find difficult to handle in the "anything goes" decade of the 1990's. She sooths her friends apprehensions by assuring them that Miss Winters, the social worker assigned to Lark's case, will instantly be on call if needed. She rarely is. None of the dire predictions made by Ruth's friends materialize. The lies LArk tells are small and promptly admitted; her tendency to pocket a bit of loose change lessens. Lark was not a thief in the harsh sense of the word. She was an indiscriminate little rat pack, a female Artful Dodger who immediately pled guilty to petty thefts and cheerfully returned the purloined articles without apology, denial, or excuses. The child was not into grand larceny; she pilfered articles which Ruth would gladly have given her had she asked for them; inexpensive clip-on earrings which Ruth hadn't worn since he got her ears pierced in honor of the diamond earrings Tom had given her on their tenth anniversary. A fake garnet bracelet with a broken clasp; an amber candy dish; last summer's sequinned sunglasses, and every once in a while an all-out emptying of the small change kept in a small piggy bank on the shelf above the sink. At first it had been hard for Ruth to keep Miss Winter's advice and "stay cool" when Lark helped herself to the small change in the piggy bank, but as the weeks passed, Ruth slowly adjusted to Miss Winter's explanation that to Lark, coins were just trinkets on par with earrings and sunglasses, and always returned in full to the piggy bank. The only problem which Ruth finds hard to accept is the child's determination to keep Ruth at arm's length; she resists Ruth's attempts to hug her, moves aside if Ruth reaches out for her. Ruth tells herself that if Lark was consistent in her withdrawal from everyone, her reaction could be a holdover from something which happened in the child's troubled past. But the withdrawal of physical and emotional contact is not consistent; it does not extend to Mary Burdock, th woman who lives in the only other house on the lane. In Ruth's opinion, Mark Burdock is pleasant enough, but definitely not a spell-binder. A woman who is a bit too plump, a bit too average, a bit too reserved to merit the attention, let alone the adoration, of an unusual child like Lark. It just didn't make sense that Lark fluttered across the two yards, drawn to Mary Burdock like a gnat to a lightbulb. What did a woman who appeared to be getting perilously close to the thirty year mark have in common with a child who had just recently blown out six candles on a birthday cake? Ruth's attempt to understand the strang
Category: Fiction

Postcards From The Garden Of Estrogen

Author : Don Staffin
ISBN : 9781608440023
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Can living with five women drive one man crazy? Join Don Staffin (a.k.a. "The Gardener") on a hilarious three year journey through the Garden of Estrogen. A delightful mix of anecdotes, "flash forwards," and fictional musings serve to shed new light on the relationships between males and females of all ages. Throw into the mix four daughters (three of whom are triplets) and the "Queen of the Garden," and things really get interesting. No self-pity allowed! This book pokes fun at men and women alike. Whether you are a man who has at least two females under your roof, or you are married to such a man, you will be laughing at yourself and your spouse as much as you are laughing at the various characters in the book. "Not even Martha Stewart can cultivate a garden this colorful, where men and women can coexist thanks to healthy doses of hilarity-and hormones." -Lesley Abravanel, The Miami Herald "For centuries, men have tried to understand the female mind - a largely futile quest thus far. The combination of witty observation and insight in these 'Postcards' will provide men with hope and both sexes with laughter." -Stephen M. Shapiro, Author of Goal-Free Living
Category: Family & Relationships

Postcards From The Heart

Author : Ella Griffin
ISBN : 9781409122401
Genre : Fiction
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'A fresh, funny new voice. Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page' MARIAN KEYES Life is looking up for Saffy. She has a great job, a gorgeous flat in the most desirable part of Dublin and - after six years - it looks like her boyfriend, Greg, is going to propose. Greg (just voted the 9th most eligible man in Ireland) is on a high, too - he's about to swap his part as a heart-throb in an Irish soap for a break in Hollywood. His best mate Conor wakes up every morning with Jess, the most beautiful woman on the planet but, even after seven years and two kids, she won't marry him. He spends his days teaching teenagers and his nights writing the book he hopes will change everything, including Jess's mind. But their happy endings are playing hard to get. It seems everyone's keeping secrets - one night stands, heartbreak, grief and loss are all in the mix. It's going to take some tough questions and even tougher answers before anyone's being honest - even with themselves.
Category: Fiction

Postcards From The Past

Author : Sam Oglesby
ISBN : 9781413412017
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Cool, beautiful, intelligent and elegantly arrogant, Dr. Estelle Granger ran the hospital with an iron hand.......I was stunned one morning when she burst into my office, lips trembling with rage and tears streaming from her bruised, swollen eyes......Near collapse she hoarsely implored me, 'You Americans are the big shots now. Can't you do something? Everything is collapsing and nobody is in control! I don't care about myself! It's the patients! It's Vietnam!' Her words troubled me as much as the incident itself. And what she said was true. Nobody was in control. Meanwhile the Viet Cong and the NVA watched and waited." (Chapter 3 - Terres Rouges). "Postcards from the Past" takes the reader on a journey through time and many places; from Southeast Asia to Europe to the streets of New York City. These are all true stories although some identities and nationalities have been changed. Some are humorous, some poignant; others are filled with intrigue and murder.They are all fascinating tales which chronicle the lives of a diverse collection of people - simple villagers in Java, jaded royalty in Thailand, a 60 year-old maid in Manhattan and a host of other characters including a bunch of jailbirds.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Postcards From A Dead Girl

Author : Kirk Farber
ISBN : 9780061969911
Genre : Fiction
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“Kirk Farber has a style very similar to Chuck Palahniuk, with offbeat observations, a view of our world through a slightly distorted lens, and a tone that’s … hilarious and tragic at the same time.” — Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain A touching, almost cinematic, debut novel featuring the eccentric, slightly disturbed, and unique character Sid, who finds himself—among various other darkly comic scenarios—obsessed by the mysterious European postcards that arrive in the mail from his ex-girlfriend.
Category: Fiction

Death Delivers A Postcard

Author : Judson Philips
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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The Best Party Games

Author : Joseph Edmundson
ISBN : 0330021885
Genre : Amusements
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Category: Amusements

Dancing In Limbo

Author : Edward Toman
ISBN : 9780008228422
Genre : Fiction
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Oliver Cromwell McCoy, God’s man in Ulster, has stumbled into the radio age. With a crumbling transmitter left over from the Titanic he has taken to blasting the countryside with his inimitable brand of mendacious evangelism.
Category: Fiction

The Navy League Annual

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00133194C
Genre : Naval art and science
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The End Of Alice

Author : A.M. Homes
ISBN : 9781847087935
Genre : Fiction
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The End of Alice treads the thin line between the evil and the everyday and caused a major controversy when it was first released in the US. The story centres on the correspondence of two paedophiles: one, the narrator, is a middle-aged child-killer serving his twenty-third year in prison; the other, his slang-speaking, sweet-seeming admirer, is a nineteen-year-old girl intent on seducing a young neighbourhood boy. Slowly, through these letters, the narrator's dangerous character emerges.
Category: Fiction

Language In Use Pre Intermediate New Edition Teacher S Book

Author : Adrian Doff
ISBN : 0521774047
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Each of the four levels comprises about 80 hours of class work, with additional time for the self-study work. The Teacher's Book contains all the pages from the Classroom Book, with interleaved teaching notes including optional activities to cater for different abilities. There is a video to accompany the Beginner, Pre-intermediate and Intermediate levels. Each video contains eight stimulating and entertaining short programmes, as well as a booklet of photocopiable activities. Free test material is available in booklet and web format for Beginner and Pre-intermediate levels. Visit www.cambridge.org/elt/liu or contact your local Cambridge University Press representative.
Category: Foreign Language Study


Author : Kristin Butcher
ISBN : 9781459807709
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which gives Christine the opportunity to meet local characters and visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the crimes. When the pickpocket targets Aunt Maude’s store, Christine is determined to find out who is behind the thefts. Her search takes her through the nooks and crannies of the quaint town full of stories, and she unearths more than one surprise.
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Elements Of Literature

Author : Robert E. Scholes
ISBN : 0195407865
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Adapted for the Canadian market, this anthology designed for students in introductory courses provides selections from three major forms of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. This revised edition updates writers previously included and also presents selections from writers new to theanthology, such as John Milton, Alexander Pope, Thomas Hardy, E.J. Pratt, Elizabeth Bishop, and Margaret Avison, fiction writers Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Sinclair Ross, and Bharati Mukherjee, and playwrights Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oscar Wile, Edward Albee, and Sharon Pollock.The works of fiction range from fables to realism, representing authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sherwood Anderson, John Cheever, Anton Chekhov, H.G.Wells, John Barth, Sheila Watson, Alice Munro, and Mavis Gallant. The poetry section contains a selection of ballads, and four or more works byBritish, American, and Canadian poets, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary poets such as; Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, Earle Birney, P.K. Page, and Margaret Atwood. The plays include George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara; Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie; Samuel Beckett's Krapp's LastTape; and George Ryga's The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.In addition to its rich choices, it offers a survey of the historical development of each gene, brief biographies of each author, lively introductions, and critical remarks, providing a coherent, consistent perspective, one both contemporary and innovative.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Short Story In English

Author : Neil Besner
ISBN : 0195406834
Genre : Literary Collections
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This anthology for university courses (general literature and also the short story) presents the short-story form through its classic texts in the English language. An unusual feature of the selection is that almost all of the thirty writers included are represented by two stories, which will permit in-depth comparisons of stories and stylistic analysis. Half the stories are by men, half by women, and one-third of the writers are Canadian.
Category: Literary Collections

Our Living Language

Author : Kellogg W. Hunt
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014529766
Genre : American literature
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The Comic In Theory Practice

Author : John Jacob Enck
ISBN : PSU:000029831845
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature