Some Sing, Some Cry

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN : 9781429959353
Pages : 576 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (959 users)

Download or read book Some Sing, Some Cry written by Ntozake Shange and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2010-09-14 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Groundbreaking and heartbreaking, this triumphant novel by two of America's most acclaimed storytellers follows a family of women from enslavement to the dawn of the twenty-first century. From Reconstruction to both world wars, from the Harlem Renaissance to Vietnam, from spirituals and arias to torch songs and the blues, Some Sing, Some Cry brings to life the monumental story of one American family's journey from slavery into freedom, from country into city, from the past to the future, bright and blazing ahead. Real-life sisters, Ntozake Shange, award-winning author of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf and Ifa Bayeza, award-winning playwright of The Ballad of Emmett Till, achieve nothing less than a modern classic in this story of seven generations of women, and the men and music in their lives. Opening dramatically at a sprawling plantation just off the South Carolina coast, recently emancipated slave Bette Mayfield quickly says her goodbyes before fleeing for Charleston with her granddaughter, Eudora, in tow. She and Eudora carve out lives for themselves in the bustling port city as seamstress and fortune-teller. Eudora marries, the Mayfield lines grows and becomes an incredibly strong, musically gifted family, a family that is led, protected, and inspired by its women. Some Sing, Some Cry chronicles their astonishing passage through the watershed events of American history.

Some Sing, Some Cry

Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
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ISBN : 9780312552718
Pages : 576 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (552 users)

Download or read book Some Sing, Some Cry written by Ntozake Shange and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2011-10-11 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning writer Ntozake Shange and real-life sister, award-winning playwright Ifa Bayeza achieve nothing less than a modern classic in this epic story of the Mayfield family. Opening dramatically at Sweet Tamarind, a rice and cotton plantation on an island off South Carolina's coast, we watch as recently emancipated Bette Mayfield says her goodbyes before fleeing for the mainland. With her granddaughter, Eudora, in tow, she heads to Charleston. There, they carve out lives for themselves as fortune-teller and seamstress. Dora will marry, the Mayfield line will grow, and we will follow them on an journey through the watershed events of America's troubled, vibrant history—from Reconstruction to both World Wars, from the Harlem Renaissance to Vietnam and the modern day. Shange and Bayeza give us a monumental story of a family and of America, of songs and why we have to sing them, of home and of heartbreak, of the past and of the future, bright and blazing ahead.

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 083891165X
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction written by Jennifer S. Baker and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

Delphi Complete Works of R. S. Surtees (Illustrated)

Publisher : Delphi Classics
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ISBN : 1786561174
Pages : 2938 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Delphi Complete Works of R. S. Surtees (Illustrated) written by R. S. Surtees and published by Delphi Classics. This book was released on 2018-07-06 with total page 2938 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The English comic novelist R. S. Surtees wrote sporting and satirical masterpieces, shining a light on the foibles and obsessions of early Victorian England. He created Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer obsessed with fox hunting, whose various misadventures would go on to influence Dickens’ ‘The Pickwick Papers’. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Surtees’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Surtees’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 8 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Plain or Ringlets’ and ‘Hillingdon Hall’ * The unfinished novel ‘Young Tom Hall’s Heart-aches and Horses’ — first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with John Leech’s stunning colour illustrations for the original monthly parts * Surtees’ rare non-fiction, including the seminal ‘The Horseman's Manual’ – available in no other collection * A bonus biography * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Handley Cross Hillingdon Hall Hawbuck Grange Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour Ask Mamma Plain or Ringlets Mr Facey Romford’s Hounds Young Tom Hall’s Heart-aches and Horses The Shorter Fiction Jorrocks’ Jaunts and Jollities Mr. Jorrocks The Non-Fiction The Horseman’s Manual Hints to Railway Travellers Nimrod Fox-Hunting Fox-Hunting in Past and Present Times Thoughts on Fortune-Hunting The Biography Brief Biography: R. S. Surtees by Thomas Seccombe Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

We Support You-Letters of Encouragement for Our Troops Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

Publisher : Xulon Press
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ISBN : 1606479849
Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (66 users)

Download or read book We Support You-Letters of Encouragement for Our Troops Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan written by WWW Xulonpress Com and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2008-11 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We Support You Letters of Encouragement for Our Troops Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan Imagine being separated from your friends and family, your own spouse and children, for months and even years? Imagine being on the frontlines, walking the streets of Baghdad, or fighting the Taliban on the border of Pakistan. Meanwhile, people back in America forget about your sacrifice and some even disparage your service to our country! We Support You: Letters of Encouragement for Our Troops Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is an exhilarating compilation featuring hundreds of letters, poems, and stories that will touch your heart and make you proud to honor these brave servicemen and women who risk their lives daily for the freedoms we enjoy. In We Support You you'll encounter: Letters from parents to their children stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Poems penned in honor of the service of the soldier. Heartfelt thank-you notes to military personnel from ordinary civilians. Let We Support You stir up your faith and remind you that freedom isn't free.

When The Kingdom Comes

Publisher : SGM Publishing
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ISBN : 1580470424
Pages : pages
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Download or read book When The Kingdom Comes written by and published by SGM Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Hillingdon Hall

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Download or read book Hillingdon Hall written by Robert Smith Surtees and published by . This book was released on 1845 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The New sporting magazine

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Pages : 520 pages
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Download or read book The New sporting magazine written by and published by . This book was released on with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Marks on My Path to Righteousness

Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 1512746193
Pages : 146 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (512 users)

Download or read book Marks on My Path to Righteousness written by Mark Kenneth Hill Jr. and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2016-07-27 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book of poetry represents my spiritual and emotional journey over the course of a year. I created a blog www.abornagain1.com that I utilized as an outlet of expression and to help others who could relate to my experiences. I often felt alone on my journey following Christ and God gave me this gift to provide at times peace and relief. I refer to my poetry as emotional enhancers. They are pain killers, nostalgic, loving, joyous, and relevant.

The New Religions

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101145056
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book The New Religions written by Jacob Needleman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-10-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philosopher Jacob Needleman's groundbreaking study of America's alternative spiritual movements is back in print with a new introduction by the author. Originally published in 1970, The New Religions was the first full-scale study of alternative spirituality in America. It remains unparalleled for the intellectual depth and seriousness with which it regards Eastern, New Age, and alternative faiths on the American landscape. Needleman’s writing and reportage are unfailingly thoughtful and incisive as he illuminates topics that other scholars failed to consider or could not fully grasp.

A Grammar of the Portuguese Language

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Pages : 488 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

Download or read book A Grammar of the Portuguese Language written by John Laycock and published by . This book was released on 1825 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Hunger's Brides

Publisher : Vintage Canada
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ISBN : 0307368319
Pages : 1376 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Hunger's Brides written by W. Paul Anderson and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2011-07-27 with total page 1376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An epic novel of genius and obsession — apocalyptic, lyrical and erotically charged. Spanning three centuries and two cultures, Hunger’s Brides brings to vivid life the greatest Spanish poet of her time, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and plumbs a mystery that has intrigued writers as diverse as Robert Graves, Diane Ackerman, Eduardo Galeano and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. Why did a writer of such gifts silence herself? At the time of her death in 1695, Juana Inés de la Cruz was arguably the greatest writer working in any European tongue, yet she had never set foot in Europe. Instead she was born among the descendants of the Aztec empire, in the shadow of the mountain pass Cortés and his troops descended on their advance to Montezuma’s capital. A child prodigy from a barbarous wilderness, her beauty and wit provoked a sensation at the viceregal court in Mexico City. But at the age of nineteen, still a favourite of the court, Juana entered a convent, and from that point her life unfolded between the mystery of her sudden flight from palace to cloister, and the enigma of her final vow of silence, signed in blood. After a quarter-century of graceful, often sensuous poetry, plays and theological argument, Sor Juana chose silence, which she maintained until she died of plague at the age of forty-five. Drawing on chronicles of the conquest and histories of the Inquisition, myth cycles and archeological studies, ancient poetry and early Spanish accounts of blood sacrifice, Hunger’s Brides is a mammoth work of inspired historical fiction framed in a contemporary mystery. In the dead of a Calgary winter night, a man escapes from an apartment in which a young woman lies bleeding — in his arms he clutches a box he has found on her table addressed to him. He is Donald Gregory, a once-respected, now-disgraced, academic. She is Beulah Limosneros, one of his students, and for a brief time his lover. Brilliant, erratic, voracious, she had disappeared two years earlier in Mexico, following the thread of her growing obsession with Sor Juana. Over the ensuing days and weeks, as a police investigation closes in around him, Gregory pieces together the contents of the box she has left him: a poetic journal of her travel in Mexico, diaries, research notes, unposted letters, and a strange manuscript — part biography, part novel — on Sor Juana. Hunger’s Brides is a dramatic unveiling of three intimate journeys: a man’s forced march to self-knowledge, a great poet’s withdrawal from the world, and a profane mystic’s pilgrimage into modern Mexico, in which the bones of the past constantly poke through a present built on the ruins of the vanquished. Excerpt from Hunger’s Brides “From the moment I was first illuminated by the light of reason, my inclination toward letters has been so vehement that not even the admonitions of others . . . nor my own meditations have been sufficient to cause me to forswear this natural impulse that God placed in me . . . that inclination exploded in me like gunpowder. . . .” —Sor Juana, in a letter of self-defence written to a bishop in 1691, just before she took a vow of silence

Download or read book Cyclopaedia of American Literature Embracing Personal and Critical Notices of Authors, and Selections from Their Writings, from the Earliest Period to the Present Day with Portraits, Autographs, and Other Illustrations written by Evert Augustus Duyckinck and published by New York : C. Scribner. This book was released on 1856 with total page 818 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

African American Almanac

Publisher : Visible Ink Press
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ISBN : 1578593808
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (578 users)

Download or read book African American Almanac written by Lean'tin Bracks and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies-including 500 influential figures-little-known or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.