The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger

Author: Victoria Alexander

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1488022720

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Join the Lady Travelers Society in their latest romantic misadventure, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander She must secure her future A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family treasure—a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Thankfully, the Lady Travelers Society has orchestrated a clever plan to get Willie to Europe, leading a tour of mothers and daughters…and one curiously attentive man. He must reclaim his heritage Dante Augustus Montague’s one passion has long been his family’s art collection. He’s finally tracked a long-lost painting to the enchanting Lady Bascombe. Convinced that the canvas had been stolen, he will use any means to reclaim his birthright—including deception. But how long before pretend infatuation gives way to genuine desire? Now they’re rivals for a prize that will change everything Willie and Dante know they’re playing with fire in the magical moonlit city. Their common quest could compromise them both…or lead them to happily-ever-after.

My Colour-Coded Life

Author: Megan Jackson Hall

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525571842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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My Colour-Coded Life is an autobiography of one brave woman’s life weighed down with mental illness. Using a pseudonym and changed names for legal reasons, the author shares her fascinating experiences. The story begins with her distrust of her husband in 2000, and in 2005, her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. Along the way, we learn of her battle with colours and the messages she took from them—and also from food, TV, radio, music, newspapers, her guitar music, missing things, other people’s clothes, and even products on the shelves. Once trust was gained in Music, she grips onto inspirational lyrics to pull her out of the quagmire she found herself sinking into. In searing honesty, she shares her triggers and offers insight on what she knows about her relapses. In the beginning, she feared colours, but over time they empowered her, made her feel blessed and able to take control of her life. My Colour-Coded Life offers readers the chance to walk in the shoes of someone who’s suffered greatly. Ideally, it will educate neurotypical readers and destigmatize mental illness along the way.

The Seasons of My Life

Author: Janet E. Meyers,Jennifer Rice

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483498387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The Seasons of My Life is the story of one woman’s memories of everyday life, from her upbringing on a farm in Wisconsin, through her forty-plus years of missionary ministry with her husband on three continents, and into her new phase of service without her life partner. It is a sequel to George H. Meyers, His Remarkable Life Story, published in 2016, describing his humble beginnings, multifaceted career, international travels, and life pursuits. The narrative of Janet’s autobiography continues the recounting of their international missionary adventures together, with emphasis on her perspective and the marriage and family values they champion. Their three children gave significant input with their recollection of happenings in which they were part of the story. Reviewing her journals and researching past communications has required the emotional impact of reliving the 57 years of their marriage and eight decades of her life.

My Life with the Saints (10th Anniversary Edition)

Author: James Martin

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 082944453X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year Winner of the Christopher Award Winner of the Catholic Press Association Book Award WITTY, WRYLY HONEST, AND ALWAYS ORIGINAL, My Life with the Saints is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. In his modern classic memoir, Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa—and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Filled with fascinating tales, Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives. Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir updates readers about his life over the past ten years. In that time, he has been a New York Times best-selling author, official chaplain of The Colbert Report, and a welcome presence in the media whenever there’s a breaking Catholic news story. But he has always remained recognizably himself. John L. Allen, Jr., the acclaimed Catholic journalist, contributes a foreword that shows how Martin has become one of the wisest and most insightful voices of this era. “An outstanding and often hilarious memoir.” —Publishers Weekly“One of the best spiritual memoirs in years.” —Robert Ellsberg“Remarkably engaging.” —U.S. Catholic“Martin’s final word is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves.” —The Washington Post Book World

Life in The Faith Lane

Author: N.A

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612151914

Category:

Page: N.A

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Meaning a Life: an Autobiography

Author: Mary Oppen

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811229483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A classic of twentieth-century American autobiography now back in print with previously unpublished material from the author’s archive First published in 1978, Mary Oppen’s seminal Meaning a Life has been largely unavailable for decades. Written in her sixties, her first and only prose book recounts, with honesty, depth, and conviction, her fiercely independent life—“a twentieth-century American romance,” as Yang describes it in the new introduction, “of consciousness on the open road; a book of travel where the autobiographer is not the usual singular self at the center of the story but the union of two individuals.” Oppen tells the story of growing up with three brothers in the frontier towns of Kalispell, Montana, and Grants Pass, Oregon, determined to escape the trap of “a meaningless life with birth and death in a biological repetition.” That escape happens in the fall of 1926, when she meets another student in her college poetry class, George Oppen. She is expelled for breaking curfew, and from then on the two face the world intertwined: living a life of conversation, hitchhiking across the US, sailing from the Great Lakes to New York City, meeting fellow poets and artists, starting a small press with Zukofsky and Pound, traveling by horse and cart through France, and fighting fascism through the Great Depression. Mary Oppen writes movingly of both her inner life and external events, of the inconsolable pain of suffering multiple stillbirths, of her husband fighting on the front lines during WWII while she struggled to care for their baby daughter, of fleeing to Mexico to avoid persecution for their political activities. This expanded edition includes a new section of prose and poetry that deepens Oppen’s radiantly incisive memoir with further memories, travels, and reflections.

Television Series of the 1950s

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442261048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Often regarded as the first golden era of television, the 1950s was a decade when many classic programs—from I Love Lucy and Gunsmoke to The Honeymooners and Perry Mason, among others—made their debuts. Even after these shows departed the airwaves, they lived on in syndication, entertaining several generations of viewers. Devoted and casual fans alike can probably remember basic facts about these shows—like the names of Lucy and Ricky’s neighbors or the town where Marshall Matt Dillon kept the law. But more elusive facts, like the location of the most successful defense attorney in Los Angeles (Suite 904 of the Brent Building), might be harder to recall. In Television Series of the 1950s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Vincent Terrace presents readers with a cornucopia of information about 100 programs from the decade. Did you know, for example, that the middle initial of Dobie Gillis’ friend Maynard G. Krebs, stood for Walter? Or that Ralph Kramden’s electric bill came to only 39 cents a month? Or that on I Love Lucy, Ricky originally performed at Manhattan’s Tropicana Club? These are but a few of the hundreds of fun and intriguing trivia facts contained within this volume. Shows from all four networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and DuMont)—as well as select syndicated programs—are represented here. This is not a book of opinions or essays about specific television programs, but a treasure trove of the facts associated with each of these programs. Readers will discover a wealth of fascinating information that, for the most part, cannot be found anywhere else. In some cases, the factual data detailed herein is the only such documentation that exists currently on bygone shows of the era. Television Series of the 1950s is the ideal reference for fans of this decade and anyone looking to stump even the most knowledgeable trivia expert.

Storytelling in the New Hollywood

Author: Kristin Thompson,Professor Kristin Thompson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674839755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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Drawing on a wide range of films from the 1920s to the 1990s--from Keaton's Our Hospitality to Casablanca to Terminator 2, Kristin Thompson offers the first in-depth analysis of Hollywood's storytelling techniques and how they are used to make complex, easily comprehensible, entertaining films.

A Companion to Literary Biography

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 7659


An authoritative review of literary biography covering the seventeenth century to the twentieth century A Companion to Literary Biography offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the history of the genre across three centuries. The editor – an esteemed literary biographer and noted expert in the field – has encouraged contributors to explore the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the writing of biographies of writers. The text examines how biographers have dealt with the lives of classic authors from Chaucer to contemporary figures such as Kingsley Amis. The Companion brings a new perspective on how literary biography enables the reader to deal with the relationship between the writer and their work. Literary biography is the most popular form of writing about writing, yet it has been largely neglected in the academic community. This volume bridges the gap between literary biography as a popular genre and its relevance for the academic study of literature. This important work: Allows the author of a biography to be treated as part of the process of interpretation and investigates biographical reading as an important aspect of criticism Examines the birth of literary biography at the close of the seventeenth century and considers its expansion through the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries Addresses the status and writing of literary biography from numerous perspectives and with regard to various sources, methodologies and theories Reviews the ways in which literary biography has played a role in our perception of writers in the mainstream of the English canon from Chaucer to the present day Written for students at the undergraduate level, through postgraduate and doctoral levels, as well as academics, A Companion to Literary Biography illustrates and accounts for the importance of the literary biography as a vital element of criticism and as an index to our perception of literary history.