Way Ward Life

by Ron D. Young
Author: Ron D Young
Publisher: Ron Young
ISBN: 1434928993
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
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Everybody needs a get away from the normal mundane lifestyle of routine work and happenstance. They need an outlet that leads the imagination into a different time-period. A time period that represents the difference in the lifestyle between now and the 1800’s, understanding that a hundred years ago people lived much simpler lives that had various outcomes, and conclusions that represented how hard work adds to success. We all like to recall our childhood memories and the way things used to be when we were growing up. Listening to our grandparents ramble on endlessly about how we have it easier and how they had it harder growing up than what we have it now. Wayward Life is a story about a boy growing up on a Tennessee farm with his family in the late 1800’s. This story whispers the sound of Civil War and the beginning of the industrial revolution that made America such a great nation. The main character, Christopher, explains the hardships and uncertainty of the small farmer. The small farming communities that emerged during the Civil War have relevance as to keeping the country going during a time of war. Christopher tells a story about what hard work ethic, good integrity, and study can do for him and his family living on an 1800 farm. Some of which Wayward Life displays to the reader is how the family interacts and pulls together to accomplish tasks that are invited into their day-to-day lives. Wayward Life also has a child’s like playfulness between friends and family that most often creates a tight bond between family siblings and friends. Simplicity is the key; thus, passing knowledge from one generation to another, Christopher and his family (the Smiths) survives our changing America during a time of war and industrial revolution. This is a fun-loving book about a boy named Christopher Smith who tells his story about the South during the late 1800’s. Christopher lives on a farm located in Knoxville, Tennessee, owned by his father, Henry Smith and his mother, Rebecca Smith. His family pulls together to get the farm work done; when they are not working on chores, Christopher, his brothers, sisters, and friends find time to play. This story goes in depth about growing up on a farm and the trials that present themselves while working on a farm. Many tasks are part of the everyday life of Christopher and his family, such as selling at the market, building houses, and finding new means of transportation that is, trains, and bicycles. They have an uncle, Nick Smith, who lives in Nashville, where they like to visit. As Christopher stays at Uncle Nick’s house and plays with his cousins, he notices that keeping close to family is important. Christopher finds himself in a world of war and peace at the same time, holding on to family and school values in an uncertain South that is in the midst of abolishing slavery.

Don't Let the Sun Step Over You

A White Mountain Apache Family Life (1860--1975)
Author: Eva Tulene Watt
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816523916
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
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When the Apache wars ended in the late nineteenth century, a harsh and harrowing time began for the Western Apache people. Living under the authority of nervous Indian agents, pitiless government-school officials, and menacing mounted police, they knew that resistance to American authority would be foolish. But some Apache families did resist in the most basic way they could: they resolved to endure. Although Apache history has inspired numerous works by non-Indian authors, Apache people themselves have been reluctant to comment at length on their own past. Eva Tulene Watt, born in 1913, now shares the story of her family from the time of the Apache wars to the modern era. Her narrative presents a view of history that differs fundamentally from conventional approaches, which have almost nothing to say about the daily lives of Apache men and women, their values and social practices, and the singular abilities that enabled them to survive. In a voice that is spare, factual, and unflinchingly direct, Mrs. Watt reveals how the Western Apaches carried on in the face of poverty, hardship, and disease. Her interpretation of her peopleÕs past is a diverse assemblage of recounted events, biographical sketches, and cultural descriptions that bring to life a vanished time and the men and women who lived it to the fullest. We share her and her familyÕs travels and troubles. We learn how the Apache people struggled daily to find work, shelter, food, health, laughter, solace, and everything else that people in any community seek. Richly illustrated with more than 50 photographs, DonÕt Let the Sun Step Over You is a rare and remarkable book that affords a view of the past that few have seen beforeÑa wholly Apache view, unsettling yet uplifting, which weighs upon the mind and educates the heart.

Silkwin's Edge


Author: Harvey Bateman,Judy Schwinkendorf
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609114493
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Eric Silkwin, a young man of Cheyenne descent learns he has the gift of healing. As Eric travels through life's experiences, he is faced with the uncertainty of where this healing force has originated.

The Life You Chose


Author: Amelia Lester
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921134143
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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The UTS Writers' Anthology has helped launch many careers, and continues to provide readers with some of the freshest ideas in Australian writing. The creative writing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, is the oldest in Australia - and 2011 marks the Anthology's special 25th edition. Each year the Anthology features a foreword by a distinguished writer (Nam Le, in 2010). It is launched at Sydney Writers' Festival and at a major bookstore (most recently, Gleebooks). Authors' work is often selected for anthologies such as Best Australian Stories, and read on radio. It is widely reviewed in the local and national press. This year the foreword will be written by the Managing Editor of The New Yorker, Amelia Lester. Contributing Authors: Rosie Cintio, Mark Rossiter, Deborah FitzGerald, Isabelle Guaran, Roslyn McFarland, Mathilde de Hauteclocque, Howard Shih, Julian Dibley-Hall, Jason Childs, Rosanna Beatrice Stevens, Susanna Freymark, Amy Paterson, Angus Benson, Anna Nordstroem, Michelle Troxler, Sharon Kent, Georgia Symons, Benjamin Freeman, Jacqui Wise, Rebecca Slater, Rebecca Lean, Robert Graves, Popi-Laurel Silk, Daniel Rapaic O'Connell, Ellen Tyrrell, Madelaine Lucas, Aziza Green, S.J. Cottier, Amanda Yeo, Lucy Holt, Annabel Stafford, Jenny James, Kit Henderson. Editorial Committee: Kate Butler, Jason Childs, Kit Henderson, Stephanie King, Maggie Korenblium, Kate Laidley, Sophie Roberts, Jacqui Wise

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Paper Towns


Author: John Green
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140884818X
Category: Bildungsromans
Page: 305
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Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

A Long Walk to Water

Based on a True Story
Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547532844
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

A Raisin in the Sun


Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: Benediction Classics
ISBN: 9781781398135
Category: Drama
Page: 100
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"A Raisin in the Sun" reflects Lorraine Hansberry's childhood experiences in segregated Chicago. This electrifying masterpiece has enthralled audiences and has been festooned with critical accolades. "The play that changed American theatre forever" - The New York Times.

Freak the Mighty


Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409591050
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

The Sun and Her Flowers


Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501175262
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom

Ladies' Home Journal


Author: Louisa Knapp,Newell Convers Wyeth,Edward William Bok
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women's periodicals
Page: N.A
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