Red Sky in Mourning

Author: Tami Oldham Ashcraft,Susea McGearhart

Publisher: Hyperion


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 8679

In a true-life story of adventure and survival, the author describes how a sailing trip with her fiancT turned to tragedy after they inadvertently sailed into a hurricane that left her injured and her fiancT swept overboard and her forty-one-day ordeal traveling to safety, without a motor or masts. 40,000 first printing.

Red Sky in Mourning

Author: Tami Oldham Ashcraft,Susea McGearhart

Publisher: Bright Works Pub

ISBN: 9780965583770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 2877

True, harrowing story of survival at sea when the author, then 23, was left alone aboard a 44ft. yawl when her partner was swept overboard and lost during a hurricane. One of the great stories of sea literature.

Sleuths in Skirts

Author: Frances A. DellaCava,Frances A. Della Cava,Madeline H. Engel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815338840

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

View: 8516

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Mystery Women, Volume Three (Revised)

Author: Colleen Barnett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1615950109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

View: 3748

Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

Red Sky in Mourning

Author: Patricia H. Rushford

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9781556617317

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 426

Helen Bradley is assigned to finish a travel guide who's original author has been killed. Helen must figure out who the killer is before she becomes the next victim.

What Kids Need Most in a Mom

Author: Patricia H. Rushford

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800787536

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4207

With hope, honesty, and humor, What Kids Need Most in a Mom provides direction on how each mom can make the most of the love, talents, responsibilities, and frailties that have been given to her.

Christian Fiction

Author: John Mort

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

View: 9840

At last--the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles,including a chapter on YA literature, and provides detailed annotations and bibliographies.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 3478

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

Sailing to the Far Horizon

Author: Pamela Sisman Bitterman

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299201937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2618

The tall ship Sofia sank off New Zealand’s North Island in February 1982, stranding its crew on disabled life rafts for five days. They struggled to survive as any realistic hope of rescue dwindled. Just a few years earlier, Pamela Sisman Bitterman was a naïve swabbie looking for adventure, signing on with a sailing co-operative taking this sixty-year-old, 123-foot, three-masted gaff-topsail schooner around the globe. The aged Baltic trader had been rescued from a wooden boat graveyard in Sweden and reincarnated as a floating commune in the 1960s. By the time Sofia went down, Bitterman had become an able seaman, promoted first to bos’un and then acting first mate, immersing herself in this life of a tall ship sailor, world traveler, and survivor.