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Becoming Emily

By Krystyna Poray Goddu
  • ISBN Code: : 0914091190
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf : becoming-emily.pdf

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Emily Dickinson (1830&–1886) wrote short, often-enigmatic poems that are widely anthologized, quoted, and read by students of every age. Yet, as widely known as her poetry is, Dickinson as a person is considered to have been an inscrutable recluse—a silent figure who wore only white, wrote in secret, never left her Amherst, Massachusetts, home, and had no interest in sharing her poetry with others. In Becoming Emily, young readers will learn how—while Dickinson did keep to her home for the last 20 or so years of her life—as a child, adolescent, and well into adulthood, she was a lively social being with a warm family life. Highly educated for a girl of her era, she was fully engaged in both the academic and social aspects of the schools she attended until she was nearly 18. Her family and friends were of the utmost importance to her, and she was a prolific, thoughtful, and witty correspondent who shared many poems with those closest to her. Including plentiful photos, full-length poems, letter excerpts, a time line, source notes, and a bibliography, this indispensable resource offers a full portrait of this singular American poet, making it perfect for any young person interested in poetry, literature, or biographies of remarkable people in American history.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: from-liverpool-with-love.pdf

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Lyn Andrews' Sunday Times bestseller FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE is a nostalgic and dramatic saga perfect for readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...

The Capture of Black Bart

By Norman H. Finkelstein
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613739982
  • Total of Pages : 119
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: the-capture-of-black-bart.pdf

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Black Bart was not the Old West's only stagecoach robber, but he was the most famous. To many people, he was a folk hero: a robber who didn't threaten or harm passengers. He was a bandit with a sense of humor who wrote poetry. In robbing at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across Northern California between 1875 and 1883, he never fired a shot or injured anyone. His gun, it turned out, was never loaded. Newspaper stories about the poet robber's exploits and about Jim Hume, the unyielding chief detective of Wells Fargo, became popular reading throughout the West. Black Bart seemed to enjoy the chase. During one robbery the driver told him, "They'll catch you one of these days." Bart answered, "Perhaps, but in the meantime, give my regards to J. B. Hume, will you?" For eight years, each new robbery—and each new story—made Hume even more determined to track him down.

Run Red with Blood

By Cheryl Cooper
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459742834
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: run-red-with-blood.pdf

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Disguised as a man, Emily steals aboard Fly Austen’s frigate only to find herself up against unpleasant passengers, Atlantic storms, and battles with the Americans.

The Courage to Love Her Army Doc

By Karin Baine
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488009937
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: the-courage-to-love-her-army-doc.pdf

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Taking chances Dr. Joe Braden took a posting as locum on a remote Fijian island to escape his memories. But he finds the solace he seeks in the unlikeliest of places…the arms of captivating Dr. Emily Clifford. Born with a distinctive birthmark, Emily has spent years hidden behind a mask of makeup. Yet Joe makes her feel beautiful in her skin for the first time ever. She's been burned before, but if she can find the courage to love her army doc she can claim the happy-ever-after she's dreamed of…

Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Life

By Michael Carrithers
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1845459245
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: culture-rhetoric-and-the-vicissitudes-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances, people can develop new rhetorical forms and, in the process, establish new cultural resources for succeeding generations. Several of the contributions show how rhetorical cultural forms can themselves create emergencies. The contributors bring expertise from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology and communications studies, underlining the volume's wider relevance as a reflection on the human condition.

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards

By Rachel L. Wadham,Jon W. Ostenson
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691199
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: integrating-young-adult-literature-through-the-common-core-standards.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.

Ordinary People

By Phil Boast
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1490723404
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: ordinary-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During part I of 'Ordinary People', we have been introduced to the leading players who reside in the village of Middlewapping, and whom we meet again here, to see how their lives, loves and relationships are developing. During much of part II, however, centre stage is taken up by another young lady, who's name is Victoria Tillington, only daughter to the Lord and Lady of Middlewapping Manor. One morning she takes it upon herself to walk the family dogs into the village; the morning itself is of little significance, but her action eventually sets off a chain of events which nobody in this apparently sleepy backwater of England would have imagined. Victoria's life is about to crash; to be broken on the rocks of her loneliness, and she comes to see the village as perhaps her last hope of redemption; a way back to a happier life. And waiting in the wings is another person; somebody whom she has not seen or heard from for over ten years, and the only person that she has ever really loved. In the end it takes the death of two people to set in motion something which could be her only salvation, and dark forces are brought into play in order for this to become possible. For in part II of our tale we are introduced to another character whom we have yet to encounter; we are about to meet Rebecca.

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

By Charlaine Harris
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  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Book Code : 162567211X
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: three-bedrooms-one-corpse.pdf

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Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBC After inheriting a modest fortune, Aurora Teagarden decides to try her hand at being a real estate agent, working at her mother’s agency. Her first assignment is to show a local mansion to dashing newcomer Martin Bartell. But when they discover the body of a rival real estate agent in the master bedroom, Roe quickly realizes her new profession is more dangerous -- and exciting -- that she ever imagined. Roe begins her own investigation of the murder, even as sparks fly between her and Bartel. When a second real estate agent is found murdered, Roe suspects the killer may be closer than she thought. She will have to use her natural sleuthing skills to unmask the murderer before another empty house for sale becomes a crime scene. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris comes an unforgettable cast of charming characters and an intriguing puzzle to solve. Real Murders, A Bone to Pick, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse and the rest of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries have been adapted into film for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.