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Come Go Home with Me

Stories By Sheila Kay Adams

Author: Sheila Kay Adams

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866466

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 136

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Sheila Adams has been performing Appalachian ballads and telling stories for over twenty years. A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt 'Granny,' well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton. This collection of Adams's stories provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community and charts the development of an artist's unique voice. The tales range from stories of heroic, sometimes fierce, mountain settlers to the comic adventures of local drifters and tricksters, from magical childhood encounters to adult rites of passage. We meet Bertha and the snake handlers, local preacher Manassey Fender (who 'looked like a pencil with a burr haircut, in a suit'), and Adams's beloved grandfather Breaddaddy, who taught her about life and death with an enchanting graveyard dance. But perhaps the most powerful character depicted here is 'Granny,' whom Adams calls 'the most exciting person I have ever known and the best teacher I would ever have.' By weaving these remembrances into her stories, Adams both preserves and extends a rich artistic heritage.

African American Slave Narratives

An Anthology

Author: Sterling Lecater Bland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1004

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This volume is the third in a three-part series which contains a collection of African-American slave narratives of the 19th century. Each narrative is accompanied by a preface, explanatory notes, and suggestions for further reading. Many of the narratives were influential when first published.

The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave

Containing His History of 25 Years in Bondage, and His Providential Escape

Author: John Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101535326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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The unique narrative of a slave who fled to freedom and sailed aboard a whaling vessel John Thompson was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1812. Originally published in 1856, The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave chronicles his enslavement, his escape, and his life in the North, where he lived as a free man until fear of recapture drove him to flee once again-this time to sea aboard the Milwood, a whaling vessel. The only fugitive slave narrator to report a whaling voyage, Thompson crafted from his seafaring experience an allegorical sermon that caps his Life and renders it a kind of African American Pilgrim's Progress, as well as a narrative of struggle with, escape from, and triumph over American slavery. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gospel Teacher and Sabbath School Contributor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sunday school literature

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Mariah of the Spirits

And Other Southern Ghost Stories

Author: Sherry Austin

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9781570722318

Category: History

Page: 181

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Takes readers on a journey into the brooding, soulful American South where kudzu-covered hills hide dark family secrets, where souls rest uneasily under the soil of mountainside graveyards, old plantations are still haunted by a lost cause, and a phantom hitchhiker still walks on a moonlit coastal back road.

All of Me

Author: Sheryl Lister

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460344758

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Electricity on the high seas… Declaring a "dating hiatus" was an easy decision for teacher Karen Morris. She intends to unwind and enjoy a luxurious Caribbean cruise without the presence of her cheating ex-boyfriend. But surprisingly all it takes is the deliciously sculpted form of chivalrous businessman Damian Bradshaw to turn Karen's head and change her mind… Damian's friends are determined to save him from his widowerhood—and self-imposed celibacy. But no one is more shocked than Damian when Karen catches his attention and awakens his desire. Something about her ignites an insatiable need that neither of them can deny. The chemistry is inexplicable. But once back on dry land, real life awaits—along with their pasts. Will the promise of a bright future be enough to rehabilitate their reluctant hearts?

Favorite North American Indian Legends

Author: Philip Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110389

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Treasury of imaginative tales: Algonquin story of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog; "The Meeting of the Wild Animals," a Tsimshian myth; "The Bear Man," a Cherokee legend; and more.

Home to Laura

Author: Mary Sullivan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460307178

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Coming back has just raised the stakes A single encounter with the gorgeous Laura Cameron and Nick Jordan knows he has a lot to make up for. What he did to her years ago changed their lives dramatically. Unfortunately making amends isn't easy, especially when this sizzling attraction keeps interfering with his good intentions. He's torn between the strong urge to get out of the hometown he despises and exploring what could develop between them. The longer Nick's in Colorado, though, the more he seems tied to this place. His daughter insists he reconcile with his estranged brothers. And the project that brought him here has hit a roadblock. But the one thing that could tip the scales in keeping him here? When Laura announces she's pregnant…with his child!

O-g?-m?w-kw? mit-i-gw?-k?

Author: S. Pokagon

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5870710863

Category: History

Page: 220

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O-g?-m?w-kw? mit-i-gw?-k? Queen of the woods. Also brief sketch of the Algaic language

The Gospel of John, from The Clear Word

Author: N.A

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9781878951366


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Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers

Author: Joyce Dyer

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813120594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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Presents descriptions of life in Appalachia by thirty-five women writers

Come Home to Me

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460328566

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2217 Home is where her heart is When Presley Christensen returns to Whiskey Creek with her little boy after two years away, she has completely changed her life. She's made peace with her past and overcome the negative behavior that resulted from her difficult childhood. Now she's back in the small town that was the closest thing to "home" she ever knew—the town where she can be with the sister who's her only family. There's just one catch. Aaron Amos still lives in Whiskey Creek, at least until he moves to Reno to open a branch of the Amos brothers' auto body shop. And no matter how hard she's tried, Presley hasn't been able to get over him. Seeing him again makes the longing so much worse. But she hopes she can get through the next few months, because she can't fall back into his arms…or his bed. She's come too far to backslide now. And there's a secret she's been guarding—a secret she'll do anything to protect.

Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)

Author: Simon Pokagon

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609172175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Simon Pokagon, the son of tribal patriarch Leopold Pokagon, was a talented writer, advocate for the Pokagon Potawatomi community, and tireless self-promoter. In 1899, shorty after his death, Pokagon's novel Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)—only the second ever published by an American Indian—appeared. It was intended to be a testimonial to the traditions, stability, and continuity of the Potawatomi in a rapidly changing world. Read today, Queen of the Woods is evidence of the author's desire to mark the cultural, political, and social landscapes with a memorial to the past and a monument to a future that included the Pokagon Potawatomi as distinct and honored people. This new edition offers a reprint of the original 1899 novel with the author's introduction to the language and culture of his people. In addition, new accompanying materials add context through a cultural biography, literary historical analysis, and linguistic considerations of the unusual text.

A Handbook to Appalachia

An Introduction to the Region

Author: Grace Toney Edwards,JoAnn Aust Asbury,Ricky L. Cox

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572334595

Category: History

Page: 279

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A Handbook to Appalachia provides a clear, concise first step toward understanding the expanding field of Appalachian studies, from the history of the area to its sometimes conflicted image, from its music and folklore to its outstanding literature. Also includes information on African Americans, Asheville, (North Carolina), ballads, baskets, bluegrass music, blues music, Cherokee Indians, Cincinnati (Ohio), Churches, Civil War, coal, cultural diversity, death, folk culture, food, Georgia, health, immigration, industry, Irish, Kentucky, Midwest, migration, Melungeons, Native Americans, North Carolina, out-migration, politics, population, poverty, Radford University, schools, Scotch-Irish, Scotland, South Carolina, storytelling, strip mining, Tennessee, Ulster Scots, Virginia, West Virginia, Women, etc.

Do You Want to Come Home with Me?

True-Life Tales of a Dog Rescuer

Author: Rita Woodruff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692327463

Category: Dog adoption

Page: 160

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True stories of Dog Rescue and how much of the heartbreaking and difficult work is aided by the miracles of a living God. "Do you want to come home with me?" covers seven years of some of the best stories from this writer/rescuers journal...laughter and tears guaranteed.

First Ladies Fact Book -- Revised and Updated

The Childhoods, Courtships, Marriages, Campaigns, Accomplishments, and Legacies of Every First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

Author: Bill Harris,Laura Ross

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1603763139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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The revised and updated edition, including all-new information on Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Betty Ford America's first ladies have captured the hearts of the citizens of our country ever since its humble beginnings. This newly updated edition of The First Ladies Fact Book is a comprehensive, fascinating, and intimate look at the life of each first lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Each profile includes a portrait, key biographical information, and several additional photographs. Among the topics covered are childhood and upbringing, early marriage years, the path to the White House, hobbies, career, style of dress, and decorating preferences. Find out which first lady: had the most children • served as a delegate to the United Nations • was accused of looting the White House • was a professional dancer • or never cooked a meal. Packed with information and surprising facts, The First Ladies Fact Book combines the breadth of a textbook with the intimacy of a biography. And don't forget to pick-up the companion title, The President's Fact Book -- Revised and Updated (978-1-57912-889-0), also available by Black Dog & Leventhal.

The Binding Vine

Author: Shashi Deshpande

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 155861785X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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“There can be no vaulting over time,” thinks Urmila, the narrator of Shashi Deshpande’s profound and soul-stirring novel. “We have to walk every step of the way, however difficult or painful it is; we can avoid nothing.” After the death of her baby, Urmila finds her own path difficult to endure. But through her grief, she is drawn into the lives of two very different women—one her long-dead mother-in-law, a thwarted writer, the other a young woman who lies unconscious in a hospital bed. And it is through these quiet, unexpected connections that Urmi begins her journey toward healing. The miracle of The Binding Vine, and of Shashi Deshpande's deeply compassionate vision, is that out of this web of loss and despair emerge strand of life and hope—a binding vine of love, concern, and connection that spreads across chasms of time, social class, and even death. In moving and exquisitely understated prose, Deshpande renders visible the extraordinary endurance and grace concealed in women's everyday lives.

Watertown, Wisconsin

Author: William F. Jannke

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738507583

Category: History

Page: 96

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The changing face of Watertown, Wisconsin, is captured in this extraordinary collection of photographs from years gone by coupled with their present-day counterparts. Then & Now: Watertown, Wisconsin, allows us to glimpse the progression and evolution of this Midwestern town. Small and diverse industries have always been the norm for Watertown. While the city no longer manufactures shoes or cigars, or brews beer as it did in the 1800s and early 1900s, it now produces the automatic cash register, molded fiberglass products, and boxes, among other things. Watertown has certainly kept pace with the changes over the years. However, the one constant that has remained are the citizens. Fashion and fads may come and go, but the people remain. Of course, the contrasts with the Watertown residents of today are immediately apparent, but the similarities can be discovered as well.

Hot Six

A Stephanie Plum Novel

Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429971452

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos. Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor--the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend. Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in? Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's. Experience the world of Plum--in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.

Bell's British Theatre

Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays..

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