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The Book of Essie

By Meghan MacLean Weir
  • ISBN Code: : 0525520325
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD "Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."—Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart. Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?

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The Broadway musical came of age in the 1950s, a period in which some of the greatest productions made their debuts. Shows produced on Broadway during this decade include such classics as Damn Yankees, Fiorello!, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, Kismet, The Most Happy Fella, My Fair Lady, The Pajama Game, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story. Among the performers who made their marks were Julie Andrews, Bob Fosse, Carol Lawrence, and Gwen Verdon, while other talents who contributed to shows include Leonard Bernstein, Oscar Hammerstein II, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter, Jerome Robbins, Richard Rodgers, and Stephen Sondheim. In The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical and revue which opened on Broadway during the 1950s. In addition to providing details on every hit and flop that debuted during the decade, this book includes revivals, and one-man and one-woman shows. Each entry contains the following information: Opening and closing dates Plot summary Cast members Number of performances Names of all important personnel including writers, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Musical numbers and the names of performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Critical commentary Tony awards and nominations Details about London and other foreign productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendices, such as a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, and the New York City Opera Company. A treasure trove of information, The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicals provides readers with a complete view of each show. This significant resource will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in musical theatre history.

Taoist in New York

By Pao Hui
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649558953
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 260
  • Pdf File: taoist-in-new-york.pdf

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What if there were no ghosts to capture? To the west, who cares about the number of ghosts! What if there were no more corpses to refine? Go to the west, where can we bury people without using fire! What if he didn't have a place to teach? To the west, where would there be so many stupid believers? What should he do if there was too little to eat? "Go to the west, master of the five elements!" Go to the west, where are you going to get so much money?

The Messy Lives of Book People

By Phaedra Patrick
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369716779
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: the-messy-lives-of-book-people.pdf

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The house cleaner of a famous author must carry out her employer's shocking last wish in this delightful new novel from beloved author Phaedra Patrick Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabestselling author Essie Starling, a mysterious and intimidating recluse. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship. When Essie passes away suddenly, Liv is astonished to learn that her dying wish was for Liv to complete her final novel. But to do so Liv will have to step into Essie’s shoes. As Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women—one that will change Liv’s own story forever… Look for Phaedra Patrick's previous charming bestsellers! The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone The Library of Lost and Found The Secrets of Love Story Bridge

How To Write a Page Turner

By Jordan Rosenfeld
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440354502
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: how-to-write-a-page-turner.pdf

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Infuse Your Fiction with the Powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. To avoid writing that's formulaic, predictable, and slow, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. You'll learn how to: • Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and more • Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, strong sentences, and well-chosen words to build tension in exposition While this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, from character to plot, it also delves deeper, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!

The Ruination of Essie Sparks (Wild Western Rogues Series, Book 2)

By Barbara Ankrum
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  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Book Code : 1614178410
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: the-ruination-of-essie-sparks.pdf

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A Getaway and Abduction Becomes Respect and Passion in the Historical Western Romance, The Ruination of Essie Sparks, by Barbara Ankrum 1888, Montana Territory After protesting abuses at the Montana Indian Boarding School, Essie is dismissed from her teaching job there. But before she can depart, she's kidnapped by Cade Newcastle--the half-breed uncle of her missing student. Shot during the escape and now dogged by a hanging posse, Cade's desperate search becomes a race against time, and Essie--instead of abandoning him--saves his life. Trading favor for favor, Cade and Essie continue searching for Cade's nephew. The lines between captor and captive blur into mutual respect, then flare into passion. But the hanging posse will never allow the half-breed to be the ruination of Essie Sparks. WILD WESTERN ROGUES, in series order The Lady Takes A Gunslinger The Ruination of Essie Sparks REVIEWS: “I really loved this book!” Kat Martin, NYT Bestselling Author “A vividly written and colorful adventure, The Lady Takes a Gunslinger is everything a romance should be—funny tender and charming.” Jill Barnett, NYT Bestselling Author

Essie's Ten Steps of Dealing with Grief

By Essie N. Sibanda
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1716670071
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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 969
  • Pdf File: essie-s-ten-steps-of-dealing-with-grief.pdf

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Essie's Ten Steps of Dealing with Grief is more than a book but a tool created to help people who are going through grief and mourning a loved one. This eBook offers ten steps drawn from Essie's life experience and testimony on dealing with grief.

The Poetics of Childhood

By Roni Natov
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135721777
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: the-poetics-of-childhood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Eslanda

By Barbara Ransby
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  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Book Code : 1642596795
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: eslanda.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life. Her career and commitments took her many places: colonial Africa in 1936, the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the founding meeting of the United Nations, Nazi-occupied Berlin, Stalin's Russia, and China two months after Mao's revolution. She was a woman of unusual accomplishment—an anthropologist, a prolific journalist, a tireless advocate of women's rights, an outspoken anti-colonial and antiracist activist, and an internationally sought-after speaker. Yet historians for the most part have confined Essie to the role of Mrs. Paul Robeson, a wife hidden in the large shadow cast by her famous husband. In this masterful book, biographer Barbara Ransby refocuses attention on Essie, one of the most important and fascinating black women of the twentieth century. Chronicling Essie's eventful life, the book explores her influence on her husband's early career and how she later achieved her own unique political voice. Essie's friendships with a host of literary icons and world leaders, her renown as a fierce defender of justice, her defiant testimony before Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous anti-communist committee, and her unconventional open marriage that endured for over 40 years—all are brought to light in the pages of this inspiring biography. Essie's indomitable personality shines through, as do her contributions to United States and twentieth-century world history.

Court of the Hawk

By Debbie Peterson
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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1628308028
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: court-of-the-hawk.pdf

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When a single moment challenges your perception of truth… Epigraphist Dr. Essie DeSpencer travels to an ancient Welsh castle in order to decipher an Ogham inscription discovered by the handsome and enigmatic, Garreth ap Daffyd. But the journey is not what she expects. She doesn’t plan to fall for the Lord of the castle, or to find herself deeply entrenched in legends, myths, and magic. Real legends, and real magic, that have devastating consequences. Garreth didn’t plan for Essie to stay any longer than it took her to decipher the pictograph. Instead, he finds himself falling in love for the first time in his very long life. Now the Lord of Llys y Gwalch must find a way to attain the heart of his soul mate and keep her safe from the dangers that threaten them both.

Love Inspired November 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2

By Charlotte Carter,Allie Pleiter,Teri Wilson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 146032515X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: love-inspired-november-2013-bundle-1-of-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Love Inspired brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from November 1 to November 30! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. This Love Inspired bundle includes Tail of Two Hearts by Charlotte Carter, The Firefighter's Match by Allie Pleiter and Sleigh Bell Sweethearts by Teri Wilson. Look for 6 new inspirational stories every month from Love Inspired!

Deep in the Heart of Trouble

By Deeanne Gist
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Book Code : 1441202218
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 372
  • Pdf File: deep-in-the-heart-of-trouble.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Humorous romance from a bestselling, Christy-award-winning author. Sequel to Courting Trouble, set in Texas in the 1890's.