To The Stars Through Difficulties

Author: Romalyn Tilghman
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631522329
Size: 74.89 MB
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A Kansas Notable Book of the Year, 2018 Andrew Carnegie funded fifty-nine public libraries in Kansas in the early 20th century—but it was frontier women who organized waffle suppers, minstrel shows, and women's baseball games to buy books to fill them. Now, a century later, Angelina returns to her father's hometown of New Hope to complete her dissertation on the Carnegie libraries, just as Traci and Gayle arrive in town—Traci as an artist-in-residence at the renovated Carnegie Arts Center and Gayle as a refugee whose neighboring town, Prairie Hill, has just been destroyed by a tornado. The discovery of an old journal inspires the women to create a library and arts center as the first act of rebuilding Prairie Hill after the tornado. As they work together to raise money for the center, Traci reveals her enormous heart, Angelina discovers that problem-solving is more valuable than her PhD, and Gayle demonstrates that courage is not about waiting out a storm but building a future. Full of Kansas history—from pioneer homesteaders to Carrie Nation to orphan trains—To the Stars through Difficulties is a contemporary story of women changing their world, and finding their own voices, powers, and self-esteem in the process.

To The Stars Through Difficulties

Author: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Publisher: Mammoth
ISBN: 9780983799597
Size: 23.97 MB
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A "renga" is a collaborative poem based on the Japanese haiku form, often about nature. In this collection, poets in the chain take readers across the mythological as well as physical landscape of Kansas.

Jack Hammer Famous Detective Of The Cosmos And The Case Of The Big Why

Author: Steve Volz
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469718464
Size: 47.67 MB
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Imagine that Matt Groening and Dashiell Hammett got together to write a book. What would it be like? Entertaining? Adventurous? Fun? All of those thingsyes, but more. Youd have a book that would be a comic detective-mystery romp through the universe. Something like Douglas Adams but more full-bodied. There would be menacing space aliens, robots, a beautiful woman in distress, flying saucers, time travel, space-conquering fascists, pirates, and, of course, Elvis. But there would also be a classic detective story with all of the usual suspects: murder, suspicion, greed, and a good old-fashioned love triangle. Plus there would be an ending with enough twists and turns to require sports-car suspension for your mind. If this sounds good, this is the book for you. So, go grab your ray gun and your antigravity belt and climb into your favorite fedora. Cosmic conundrums are coming your way!

Ten Billion Years To Armageddon A Novel Dedicated To The Future Of Mankind

Author: Herman Francis
ISBN: 1447720563
Size: 69.85 MB
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Ten Billion Years to Armageddon is a masterpiece novel, a timeless conflict spanning history from the dawn of time, to the here and now, catching glimpses of man's future on planet earth and beyond. Authors Herman and Joya move their characters through a scenario in which the search for Truth and Answers about the universe are the central themes. At the same time the main characters are planning to fleece 2 casinos simultaneously. Herman finished his manuscript in 1978, he was talking in his original manuscript about; the Avatar, a Dear John letter and Kingdom of Heaven long before Hollywood tycoons did. His novel can be classified as futuristic realism or fictional fantasy. He left the partly unfinished manuscript to his daughter Joya to complete. So the book became actually a cowritten work between father and daughter. Joya taking the development of the heist story mainly into account and the book adaption. 'I proudly present today; TBYA; the book denied to the public for more than 30 years.' Jo


Author: Charles J. Shields
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250119456
Size: 52.18 MB
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An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication—with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue—Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and—most vitally—the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman.

Up Through An Empty House Of Stars

Author: David Langford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1592240550
Size: 67.10 MB
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At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud

The Origins Of The English Novel 1600 1740

Author: Michael McKeon
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801869594
Size: 76.34 MB
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The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740, combines historical analysis and readings of extraordinarily diverse texts to reconceive the foundations of the dominant genre of the modern era. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of its initial publication, The Origins of the English Novel stands as essential reading. The anniversary edition features a new introduction in which the author reflects on the considerable response and commentary the book has attracted since its publication by describing dialectical method and by applying it to early modern notions of gender. Challenging prevailing theories that tie the origins of the novel to the ascendancy of "realism" and the "middle class," McKeon argues that this new genre arose in response to the profound instability of literary and social categories. Between 1600 and 1740, momentous changes took place in European attitudes toward truth in narrative and toward virtue in the individual and the social order. The novel emerged, McKeon contends, as a cultural instrument designed to engage the epistemological and social crises of the age.

Dictionary Of Literary Terms

Author: Harry Shaw
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Size: 68.45 MB
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Explains and illustrates a number of technical terms pertaining to literature as well as films, newspapers, and magazines


Author: Brian Fawcett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0020321503
Size: 41.11 MB
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"Cambodia: A Book For People Who Find Television Too Slow" is a ferociously brilliant book that challenges its readers to see the world with new eyes, in a new light. Through an arresting division of its pages-- thriteen wildly imaginative short stories at the top, and a passionate essay on colonialism and Southeast Asia at the bottom, running like a Mekong River footnote throughout the book-- Brian Fawcett startles, amuses, and infuriates his hooked readers with juxtaposed images and penetrating insights into the media jungle that defines our age. Like subtitles read in a foreign film, the pace of "Cambodia" accelerates, and the reader's eye quickens as the work unfolds. Soon, "Cambodia" is moving more swiftly than the images on the evening news, showing us that the book's title is not an enigma, but a realistic description of its remarkably interactive contents. Brian Fawcett's passion stirs us to resist the annihilation of memory and imagination in our society, lest we lose "our right to remember our pasts and envision new futures" in a violent world where "Cambodia is as near as your television set.

Critical Companion To Eugene O Neill

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108729
Size: 32.85 MB
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Eugene O'Neill is widely considered the greatest American dramatist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, O'Neill also received four Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his remarkable career.Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill explores the personal, historical, and artistic influences that combined to form such dark and influential American masterpieces as The Iceman Cometh, The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes Electra, Hughie, and--arguably the finest tragedy ever written by an American--Long Day's Journey into Night. Ideal for high school and college-level students, this new book covers all of O'Neill's works, as well as detailed entries on his life and related people, places, and topics.Entries include: