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The Book All Over but the Shoutin
The Author Rick Bragg
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2010-08-18
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 352
ISBN 0307762912
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A New York Times Notable Book of the Year This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most. But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives--and the country that shaped and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.


The Book Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction
The Author Lynda G. Adamson
The Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date2006-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 352
ISBN 0313328552
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.


The Book Catalog of Copyright Entries
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1945
Genre Copyright
Pages
ISBN UCAL:B3421222
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Saving Casper
The Author Jim Henderson
The Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date2013-09-20
Genre Religion
Pages 192
ISBN 9781414388977
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The authors of the popular Jim and Casper Go to Church are back! An unlikely friendship began when former pastor Jim Henderson brought atheist Matt Casper with him to visit a series of churches and give his honest feedback on the services. Since then, Casper has spent a lot of time deeply engaging with Jim and other Christians. And the burning question on everyone’s minds is whether Casper has been saved. In Saving Casper, Jim and Casper engage in a new conversation about that question. Most Christians have friends like Casper—people who’ve heard the gospel but still say no—so what happens next? Jim and Casper reveal the surprising answers to questions like: What can an atheist teach us about how to share God with those who don’t believe? What have well-meaning Christians said to Casper that has helped—or hurt—their cause? What, if anything, might bring Casper and other nonbelievers to faith . . . and why does Casper say he’s closer to God now than ever before? Saving Casper is a groundbreaking, game-changing look at evangelism and the “conversion conversation.”


The Book The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
The Author M. Thomas Inge
The Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date2014-02-01
Genre Reference
Pages 536
ISBN 9781469616643
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.


The Book Contemporary Authors
The Author Gale Group
The Publisher Gale Cengage
Release Date1999
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 500
ISBN 0787620025
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since 1962, Contemporary Authors has been an authoritative and comprehensive source of bibliographic and biographical information on important authors of the 20th century. This reference allows the user to access entries by author name, title of work or specific personal data.


The Book De zilveren ster
The Author Jeanette Walls
The Publisher Overamstel Uitgevers
Release Date2014-09-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 304
ISBN 9789044344851
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Bestsellerauteur van Het glazen kasteel en Ontembare paarden Flonkerende roman over machtsmisbruik, tegenspoed en liefde Een meisje bevecht onverschrokken de oneerlijke wereld van de volwassenen. Californië, 1970. "Bean" Holladay is twaalf en haar zusje Liz is vijftien wanneer hun moeder, de artistieke Charlotte, hen voor de zoveelste keer in de steek laat. Er is genoeg geld voor de meisjes om het een paar maanden uit te houden. Op een dag komt Bean uit school en ziet een politieauto voor de deur staan. Liz en zij besluiten te vluchten voordat ze in handen van de kinderbescherming vallen. Ze gaan bij hun oom Tinsley in Virginia wonen, in een groot huis dat al enkele generaties in de familie is. Daar zal Bean ontdekken wie haar vader was en waarom haar onverantwoordelijke moeder destijds Virginia verliet. Jeanette Walls, altijd alert op machtsmisbruik door volwassenen, heeft een adembenemend aangrijpende roman geschreven over mensen die ondanks tegenspoed en onrechtvaardigheden een manier vinden om van elkaar te houden. 'Wat een prachtig verhaal.' - O, The Oprah magazine 'In één ruk uitgelezen.' - Booklist 'Ontroerend.' - Entertainment Weekly 'Intens drama.' - USA Today Jeanette Walls groeide op in West Virginia. Ze werkte jarenlang als journaliste in New York. Haar bekroonde Het glazen kasteel en Ontembare paarden werden internationale bestsellers, waarvan de rechten aan meer dan twintig landen werden verkocht.


The Book Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy
The Author Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.
The Publisher Author House
Release Date2010-03-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 184
ISBN 9781449074265
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It is easy to condemn hip-hop for the condition of our society, but as we condemn our own young people for being who they are, what role do we play in making them who they are, and what do we have to offer them as an alternative to who they are? Hip-Hop Is Not Our Enemy is an insider's critique of the Black church's role and responsibility in co-opting hip-hop culture. It is written by a Black Baptist Pastor who survived a church split that occurred because of his dedication to co-opting hip-hop culture. The final chapter serves as a how-to guide to preparing a sermon that will connect with the hip-hop generation.


The Book The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W Lardner 1914 1919
The Author Ring Lardner
The Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date1997
Genre Fiction
Pages 631
ISBN 0804729638
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."


The Book The Ambassador s Son
The Author Homer Hickam
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2007-04-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 352
ISBN 9781429905435
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt and a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine Corps hero and cousin of the President of the United States, is missing and some say he's gone over to the enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow and his ragtag crew are given the assignment to find Armistead, though not necessarily to bring him back alive. Recruited in the hunt is a tormented and frail PT-boat skipper nicknamed "Shafty" who is also known by another name: John F. Kennedy. When Josh is stranded in the jungles of New Georgia with a mysterious, sensual woman who has a tendency to chop off men's heads, it's up to Kennedy to come to the rescue and complete the mission. But to procure a gunboat, he first has to play high-stakes poker with a young naval supply officer called Nick who happens to be the best gambler in the South Pacific. Nick has another name, too: Richard M. Nixon. Based solidly on historical fact with echoes of James Michener, The Ambassador's Son is a thrilling tale of the South Pacific and adventure fiction at its finest.


The Book The Ethics of Working Class Autobiography
The Author Elizabeth Bidinger
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2006-07-05
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 212
ISBN 9780786425761
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The ethical dimension of autobiography is emerging as an important area of study. Scholars now recognize that an autobiography must be read with an element of caution since it represents not so much the literal truth as the author's perception of people and events, a perspective sometimes unflattering to those portrayed. Focusing on the ethics of autobiography, this volume analyzes the works of four writers who spent much of their youth in working-class circumstances yet became highly educated intellectual professionals. It examines the ways in which each author confronts his or her past and how the authors represent their working-class family members. Texts discussed are Growing Up by Russell Baker (1982), Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman (1984), A Woman in Amber by Agate Nesaule (1995) and Clear Springs by Bobbie Ann Mason (1999). Each work recounts the author's struggle with a particular societal element such as gender, race, class division or region. While Baker's memoir provides an example of positive, balanced characterizations of working-class relatives, the texts by Wideman, Nesaule and Mason illustrate the ethical pitfalls in portraying less powerful family members in one's life story. An overview of trends in working-class autobiography and a brief survey regarding the critical reception of each work are included.


The Book Jacksonville
The Author John B. Nisbet III
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2015-02-16
Genre Photography
Pages 128
ISBN 9781439649565
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Known as the “Gem of the Hills,” Jacksonville is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. After Andrew Jackson’s victory over the Creek Indians in 1813–1814 and his negotiation of a treaty with the Creeks in 1832, this land was available for purchase from the Creek Indians as well as the US government. Several buildings on the town’s central square predate the Civil War, and numerous antebellum houses and churches remain. Famous Civil War figures, including John Pelham and Gens. William and John Forney, came from Jacksonville. During the 20th century, a large cotton mill provided employment for the town’s citizens and the starving sharecroppers from the surrounding mountains. What began as the State Normal School evolved into what is now Jacksonville State University.


The Book The Hank Williams Reader
The Author Patrick Huber
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2014-01-31
Genre Music
Pages 400
ISBN 9780199349890
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When Hank Williams died on New Year's Day 1953 at the age of twenty-nine, his passing appeared to bring an abrupt end to a saga of rags-to-riches success and anguished self-destruction. As it turned out, however, an equally gripping story was only just beginning, as Williams's meteoric rise to stardom, extraordinary musical achievements, turbulent personal life, and mysterious death all combined to make him an endlessly intriguing historical figure. For more than sixty years, an ever-lengthening parade of journalists, family and friends, musical contemporaries, biographers, historians and scholars, ordinary fans, and novelists have attempted to capture in words the man, the artist, and the legend. The Hank Williams Reader, the first book of its kind devoted to this giant of American music, collects more than sixty of the most compelling, insightful, and historically significant of these writings. Among them are many pieces that have never been reprinted or that are published here for the first time. The selections cover a broad assortment of themes and perspectives, ranging from heartfelt reminiscences by Williams's relatives and shocking tabloid expos?s to thoughtful meditations by fellow artists and penetrating essays by prominent scholars and critics. Over time, writers have sought to explain Williams in a variety of ways, and in tracing these shifting interpretations, this anthology chronicles his cultural transfiguration from star-crossed hillbilly singer-songwriter to enduring American icon. The Hank Williams Reader also features a lengthy interpretive introduction and the most extensive bibliography of Williams-related writings ever published.


The Book The Author Event Primer
The Author Chapple Langemack
The Publisher Libraries Unlimited
Release Date2007-01-01
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 188
ISBN 1591583020
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Offers practicial tips, proven techniques, and anecdotes on hosting authors at the library, from choosing an author and working with the media to promote the event to providing for authors' needs and managing the autograph line.


The Book Cart s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults
The Author Michael Cart
The Publisher American Library Association
Release Date2013
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 126
ISBN 9780838911587
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Author of the bestseller Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Cart applies his considerable expertise as columnist and critic for Booklist to identifying 200 exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults recreational reading tastes. Features only the best of the best no cheesy star bios or chick lit lite here. Makes finding a great book easy, with multiple indexes and thorough annotation .


The Book The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
The Author Larry J. Griffin
The Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date2012-07-01
Genre Reference
Pages 528
ISBN 9780807882542
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.


The Book Who Does She Think She Is
The Author Benilde Little
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2006-06-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 288
ISBN 9780684854830
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Having turned her family upside-down with her extravagant wedding plans and her rich white fiancé, Aisha Branch unexpectedly falls in love with another man, an event that triggers memories for her mother and grandmother, rekindles family tensions, and forces Aisha to make a difficult choice. By the author of Good Hair and The Itch. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


The Book Tennessee Philological Bulletin
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1999
Genre Philology
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105115043817
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Reading Group Choices 1999
The Author Mark Kaufman
The Publisher
Release Date1999-01-01
Genre Book clubs (Bookselling)
Pages 144
ISBN 0964487640
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Texas Review
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1998
Genre American literature
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105029370967
Language English, Spanish, And French