Village Of Sycamore

Author: Maria Rihte
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 144019548X
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When thirty-two-year-old woodworker and designer Jacqueline Callaghan arrives in the small village of Sycamore on a windswept island, she has just sold her apartment in the city, lost her job, left her boyfriend, and buried her grandmother. She’s ready to begin a new life in her grandmother’s old cottage in this picturesque village of lush gardens and wild waterfront. Jackie opens her own studio and gallery and finds that life is perfect — except for the bills. In a desperate attempt to save the life she now loves, Jackie organizes a studio tour, rallying together the island’s many artists and crafts people, in hopes of bringing more visitors to the island. The idea is popular, but Jackie is almost defeated. How to persuade these fiercely independent artists to work together without disrupting the delicate balance of their daily lives? The whole village falls into chaos as artistic personalities clash and long-hidden skeletons come out of the closet. Secret trysts, nude portraits, love and inconsolable broken hearts, mistaken death, and resurrection slowly unravel Jackie’s carefully crafted tour plans.

Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0385537921
Size: 28.51 MB
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Sycamore Row “Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books.”—The Washington Post “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today “One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review


Author: Bryn Chancellor
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062661116
Size: 80.94 MB
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"In this masterful performance, Bryn Chancellor explores the loss around which an entire community has calcified with humanity and wisdom. Chancellor digs deep in these pages, unearthing broken hearts, secrets, betrayals, passion and—most impressively—grace. What a joy to find a book that is both propulsive and perfectly composed."—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest An award-winning writer makes her debut with this mesmerizing page-turner in the spirit of Everything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge. Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess’s troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives. Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps the bloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart—most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on the threshold of adulthood. Evocative and atmospheric, Sycamore is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature—desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope—as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town.

Women S Domestic Activity In The Romantic Period Novel 1770 1820

Author: Joseph Morrissey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319703560
Size: 45.43 MB
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This book examines women’s domestic occupations in the Romantic-period novel at the most intimately human level. By examining the momentary thought and feeling processes that informed the playing of a harp, the stitching of a dress, or the reading of a gothic novel, the book shifts the focus from women’s socio-cultural contributions through domestic endeavor to how women’s day-to-day tasks shaped experiences of joy, friendship, resentment, and self. Through an understanding of domestic occupations as forms of human action, the study emphasises the inherent unpredictability of quotidian activities and draws attention to their capacity for exceeding cultural parameters. Specifically, the book examines needlework, musical accomplishment, novel reading, and sensibility in the work of Charlotte Smith, Jane Austen, and Francis Burney, giving new perspectives on established canonical works while also providing the most sustained analysis of Charlotte Smith’s little studied novel, Ethelinde, to date.

Sycamore Row By John Grisham Summary

Author: John Grisham
ISBN: 9781515310655
Size: 16.35 MB
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Sycamore Row by John Grisham Summary by Al Martzmill WARNING: This is not the original book "Sycamore Row by John Grisham". Do not buy this summary & review ifyou are looking for a full copy of this great book, which can be found back on the Amazon search page. Sycamore Row by John Grisham, one of the best novelists and storytellers, is a highly acclaimed book which is in fact a sequel to A Time To Kill. The plot is about Seth Hubbard, a very rich man who is dying of a lung cancer.He is a slightly paranoid man who trusts only himself, and before he actually hangs himself from sycamore tree, he leaves a handwritten new will.Through his controversial will, in which he stated to leave all of his fortune to his black maid. Later, plot thickens and many things ensue which leaves us to enjoy the book and read more about this conflicting and dramatic trial which is very compelling and deals with a tough topic. Even though this is a marvelous book, it is also very long, and therefore hard to read wholesome. If you are keen to read this book, but you simply have no time to read it whole, then you can certainly buy a great and comprehensible summary of this book on Amazon, in which not a single important part is missed out. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Sycamore Glen

Author: Brad Leech
ISBN: 0998749710
Size: 80.47 MB
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Sycamore Glen is a gentle, humorous, romance novel set in America in the late 1950's. The proprietress of a pub at a golf course meets a man passing through the community while in the company of a regular visitor to the golf course. The area is struggling economically and the Jasper Country Club is one of the few businesses able to supplement the income of many in the predominantly rural farming community. While the two fall in love, others around them have cause to examine their own lives and wonder if they too are as happy as the popular restaurateur and the handsome newcomer seem to be. The country club is located in a spot known locally as Sycamore Glen on the site of an 1800's grist mill. The visitors have arrived just weeks before the annual Fall Festival celebrating the success of the farming season. There's some good news for the community as well as fireworks, assuming that the rain that is predicted holds off long enough for everything to take place on schedule.

So Many Ways To Sleep Badly

Author: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 9780872864689
Size: 79.50 MB
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"Sycamore kicks mainstream literature in the teeth."—San Francisco Bay Guardian