Sunshine State

Author: Sarah Gerard
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062434888
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A Chicago Tribune Exciting Book for 2017 • A Buzzfeed Most Exciting Book for 2017 • A The Millions Great 2017 Preview Pick• A Huffington Post 2017 Preview Pick • A PW Spring 2017 Top 10 Pick in Essays & Literary Criticism “Brave, keenly observational, and humanitarian…. Gerard’s collection leaves an indelible impression.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review “These large-hearted, meticulous essays offer an uncanny x-ray of our national psyche... showing us both the grand beauty of our American dreams and the heartbreaking devastation they wreak.” — Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You Sarah Gerard follows her breakout novel, Binary Star, with the dynamic essay collection Sunshine State, which explores Florida as a microcosm of the most pressing economic and environmental perils haunting our society. In the collection’s title essay, Gerard volunteers at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a world renowned bird refuge. There she meets its founder, who once modeled with a pelican on his arm for a Dewar’s Scotch campaign but has since declined into a pit of fraud and madness. He becomes our embezzling protagonist whose tales about the birds he “rescues” never quite add up. Gerard’s personal stories are no less eerie or poignant: An essay that begins as a look at Gerard’s first relationship becomes a heart-wrenching exploration of acquaintance rape and consent. An account of intimate female friendship pivots midway through, morphing into a meditation on jealousy and class. With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face.

Women Of Florida Fiction

Author: Tammy Powley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786478942
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Florida as symbol, myth and paradox is the subject of this collection of critical essays exploring fiction written by female Floridian authors. In the words of author Karen Russell, the Sunshine State is "virtually past-less, seasons are out of the question, and it's built on a primordial park full of monsters." Discussing the state as setting, the essayists--also Floridians--suggest that it is a creation of the stories told about it, its history and its people. Each of the book's 12 chapters covers one author, including a brief biography followed by one to two essays on some of the author's works. The book's final section includes interviews with authors Angela Hunt, Jeannine Capo Cruz, Vicki Hendricks and Lynne Barrett. This book honors Florida women who write fiction, write about fiction and read fiction. It is also a call to Florida fiction writers--published and unpublished--to keep writing.

An Old Coot S Essays About An Earlier Georgia And Other Topics

Author: Eddie Rollins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493152475
Size: 34.59 MB
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Since the middle of the twentieth century, Atlanta has risen from a city of the Old South to a great international city with major league sports teams and one of the world’s busiest airports. However, in the process, Atlanta has lost its quaint old Southern charm. The South had an opportunity to win its independence in the War between the States as late as 1864, but its Confederate leaders blew it. Abraham Lincoln was a great man and a great statesman but a poor commander in chief, as evidenced by the excessive length of time required to win the Civil War and the huge number of casualties. The lynching of Leo Frank was one of the terrible tragedies in Atlanta history, but he was not another innocent Alfred Dreyfus. The United States reached its peak of power and influence during World War II and the Cold War. Future historians will chart the beginning of the decline and fall of our country with the advent of the decadent baby boomer generation.

Inkshard A Compendium Of Essays

Author: Eric Muss-Barnes
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0359732011
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InkShard is a compendium of articles and social commentary, written by author Eric Muss-Barnes, between 2004 and 2018. Revised and expanded, this volume assembles various topics culled from posts on social media websites to the scripts of video essays. Carefully compiled from the finest of his journalistic work, InkShard represents the definitive collection of Eric’s most compelling dissertations and beloved editorials.

The Referendum And Other Essays On Constitutional Politics

Author: Matt Qvortrup
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509929312
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Until recently, referendums were little used. After the Scottish independence and Brexit referendums, they have come to the fore as a mechanism with the potential to disrupt the status quo and radically change political direction. This book looks at the historical development of the referendum, its use in different jurisdictions, and the types of constitutional questions it seeks to address. Written in an engaging style, the book offers a clear, objective overview of this important political and constitutional tool.

Florida Mapping The Sunshine State Through History

Author: Vincent Virga
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9780762760107
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These books, produced from the archives ofthe Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Sunshine State from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the Library of Congress collection and the Florida maps, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Florida for residents, former residents, and visitors.

Blowing Smoke

Author: Rud Istvan
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1631356291
Size: 51.82 MB
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From the Foreword by Prof. Judith Curry of Georgia Tech: “Istvan’s insightful and incisive writing in Blowing Smoke tackles a diverse array of topics related to climate and energy that are highly relevant to the current public debate. His writing is accessible to the public who may not have the inclination, the time, or the ability to dig deep into the literature and emerge with a simple factual 'big picture'… Blowing Smoke is an important contribution to the public understanding of the debate on climate change and energy.”

Rural Essays

Author: Andrew Jackson Downing
Publisher:
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Florida Icons

Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762775629
Size: 11.49 MB
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ICONS Beautifully illustrated, timeless celebrations of the spirit of place What makes Florida, Florida? Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park? Through beautiful color photographs and short, evocative essays, learn the stories behind fifty of the best-known and beloved iconic places, foods, inventions, buildings, and traditions that reflect the personality of these special places.=