Swing Low

A Life
Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307375612
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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After her father took his own life in 1998, Miriam Toews decided to face her confusion and pain straight on. In writing her father’s memoir, she was motivated by two primary goals: For her own sake, she needed to understand, or at least accept, her father’s final decision. For her father’s sake, she needed to honour him, to elucidate his life and to demonstrate its worth. Apart from its brief prologue and epilogue, Swing Low is written entirely from Mel Toews’s perspective. Miriam Toews has her father tell his story from bed as he waits in a Steinbach hospital to be transferred to a psychiatric facility in Winnipeg. Mel turns to writing to make sense of his condition, to review his life in the hope of seeing it more clearly. He remembers himself as an anxious child, the son of a despondent father and an alcoholic mother, who never once made him feel loved. At seventeen he was diagnosed with manic depression (now known as bipolar disorder). His psychiatrist’s predictions were grim: Mel shouldn’t count on marrying, starting a family or holding down a job. With great courage and determination, Mel went on to do all three: he married his childhood sweetheart, had two happy daughters and was a highly respected and beloved teacher for forty years. Although Mel was able to keep his disorder hidden from the community, his family frequently witnessed his unravelling. Over the years this schism between his public and private life grew wider. An outgoing and tireless trailblazer at school, he often collapsed into silence and despair at home. Ironically, in trying to win his family’s love through hard work and accomplishments, he deprived them of what they yearned for most: his presence, his voice. Once he retired from teaching – "the daily ritual of stepping outside himself" – Mel lost his creative outlet and, with it, his hope. In the Globe and Mail, author Moira Farr described Swing Low as "audacious, original and profoundly moving." She added: "Getting into the head of your own father – your own largely silent, mentally ill father, who killed himself – has to be a kind of literary high-wire act that few would dare to try.… Healing is a likely outcome of a book imbued with the righteous anger, compassion and humanity of Swing Low."

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

The Mortality Cost of Colonizing Liberia in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Tukufu Zuberi,Antonio McDaniel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226557243
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 191
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In the early nineteenth century, thousands of emancipated and freeborn blacks from the United States returned to Africa to colonize the area now known as Liberia. In this, the first systematic study of the demographic impact of this move on the migrants, Antonio McDaniel finds that the health of migrant populations depends on the adaptability of the individuals in the group, not on their race. McDaniel compares the mortality rates of the emigrants to those of other migrants to tropical areas. He finds that, contrary to popular belief, black immigrants during this period died at unprecedented rates. Moreover, he shows that though the emigrant's mortality levels were exceptionally high, their mortality patterns were consistent with those of other populations. McDaniel concludes that the greater the variance between the environment left and the environment entered, the higher the probability of contracting a new disease, and, in some cases, of death from these diseases. Additionally, a migrant's health can be affected by dietary changes, differences in local pathogens, inappropriate immunities, and increased risk of accidents due to unfamiliar surroundings.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

A Shady Grove Mystery
Author: Jackie Lynn
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429988209
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought a camper and started traveling. Eventually, she put down roots in Shady Grove, a campsite along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has lived for almost two years now. After helping to solve two murders in the area, Rose is now entangled in the murder of a young man from South Dakota—a murder which Chariot, a young woman at the Shady Grove campground, stands accused. As Rose tries to help her friend Chariot out from under the shadow of suspicion and solve the murder, she also struggles with unresolved maternal instincts, and her own difficult choices. A spiritual and riveting follow-up to Jacob's Ladder, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is ultimately a story about redemption, and the chariots that carry each of us from hardship and darkness, to understanding. JACKIE LYNN is a writer and journalist. Writing under the name Lynne Hinton, she is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake, as well as the author of Hope Springs and Forever Friends (The Hope Springs Trilogy), among other books, and writes a monthly column for The Charlotte Observer. She lives in New Mexico. Praise for Down by the Riverside: "Lynn elevates the genre with her blend of philosophy, romance, spirituality, and elegant writing . . . This is a truly lovely book to be read slowly, savoring life by the river in the cool shade." -- Kingston Observer "Lynn's accomplished debut mystery is a righteous blend of spirituality and suspense." --Booklist Praise for Jacob's Ladder: It's a fast-paced, funny ride down the river with cleverly drawn characters worthy of the journey." --Sallie Bissell, author of In The Forest of Harm "Jacob's Ladder is perfect light reading for sleepless nights and an exploration into the concept of innocence rewarded. " --Katherine Valentine, author of Haunted Rectory, and the award winning Dorsetville series

Swing Low, Sweet Harriet


Author: Rhonda Rucker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934894507
Category: History
Page: 128
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There are tales among the slaves on the Lowndes plantation of a woman known as Moses leading folks to safety and freedom. When she begins showing up at their meetings sharing the message of "Be ready. Freedom is at hand," some are curious to know more, while others think it's safer to keep a distance from her. Can she be trusted? Ben knows a dangerous secret and must decide whether to share what he knows with this mysterious stranger.

Swing Low


Author: Jennifer Johnson
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 1386244600
Category: Fiction
Page: 389
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Mandy Antonetti wasn’t exactly sold on becoming a swinger with her husband. But when she makes her profile on a swinger’s website called Swing Low, she sets in motion the events that will change everything. Mandy’s world begins to unravel, blurring into a mixture of sex, lies and betrayal. Things, places and events become hopelessly intertwined into a blur of reality, illusion and her obsession, making reality and fantasy almost impossible to distinguish. Will Mandy find what she needs within herself to break free from her obsession, or will it destroy her and the lives of those around her?

Swing Low

A Memoir
Author: Roger A. Givens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African American clergy
Page: 89
View: 1850

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Swing High, Swing Low

A Book of Opposites
Author: Fiona Coward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 184148170X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Puddles are wet, feet are dry. Swing low to the ground, then high in the sky.

Swing Low


Author: Edwin Augustus Peeples
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African Americans
Page: 293
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Swing Low


Author: Karen Blackwell
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615795146
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 216
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Meet Karen Blackwell; the actress, the singer, musician and manager of a Christian Rock Band, the private investigator, the army recruit and, finally, the latest patient at the State's Mental Hospital. Miraculously Karen cheated death during the years leading up to her hospitalization, as she mixed alcohol, cocaine and an all too trusting lifestyle with the undetected mental illness. Who knows where Karen would be today had she not cried out to Jesus... But He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Swing Low


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780193860933
Category:
Page: 8
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Suitable for SATB choir with optional organ.

Swing low


Author: Barry Brissman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 151
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Swing Low, Swing Death


Author: R. T. Campbell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486831566
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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First time published in the United States! Professor John Stubbs is called to the opening of London's new Museum of Modern Art — it seems that there's a corpse hanging from an exhibit wall.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787713423
Category:
Page: 8
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Dan Edwards's upbeat swing arrangement of two wonderful African American spirituals is a joy to ring! Enhance your All Saints' worship services or welcome it to your repertoire for any time of the year.

Swing Low Sweet Fetus


Author: Dr. E. R. Buckler
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628381655
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Max and Elly Michel’s journey of faith begins with a simple friendship, but it grows to encompass their whole lives and the lives of their children. Trials bring each member of their family to the breaking point, but God restores the broken elements of their lives as only He can do. Through the Great Depression and World War Two, the Michel family must confront the sins of a broken world and cope with the loss of dear family members and friends. In this generational novel, the realities of daily life are dealt with at length as one family’s journey from the placid lives of the twenty-first century into the chaos of the twenty-second century is chronicled. Then, all hell breaks loose, literally, and the world can never be the same.

A Study Guide for Anonymous's "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410359832
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 11
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A Study Guide for Anonymous's "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Options for Swing Trading

Leverage and Low Risk to Maximize Short-Term Trading
Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137344113
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 353
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Options traders know all about leverage, and swing traders are keenly aware of entry and exit timing as the key to profits. This book shows the experienced trader at an intermediate or advanced level how to combine these two trading skills into a single, powerful set of strategies to maximize leverage while minimizing risk.

Swing Lowe Sweet Charoite


Author: Stella Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615352138
Category: Cleveland (Ohio)
Page: 238
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Charoite Lowe who's valedictorian of her class of 1988 at East Technical High School learns the streets of hard Knox. Taking on life lessons after the death of one her best friends, Charoite finds herself wanting answers to her questions of Who, What, When and Why. Her man Ace's the biggest drug dealer on the East Side of Cleveland, schools her to no end until she finds herself becoming the method to the madness of the streets, and taking matters into her own hands letting everyone know the streets belong to her and if you cross her at anytime, she will have NO Problem having you Swing Lowe."

Swing Low

The Hangman of the Woods
Author: B. C. Crow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943239078
Category:
Page: N.A
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In a small rural community in war-torn Asia, people live in fear of poverty, sorcery, and wild creatures. Among these wild myths is a mysterious bloodthirsty killer known in most circles as The Hangman of the Woods. Every child is warned not to venture into the woods. The witches and their equally hated rivals, the believers, are known to frequent the dense stretch of forest. But none is as feared as the hangman. The witches and believers may have spells to bind you to them, but at least they usually let you live. Few have seen the hangman and lived to tell about it. That is all about to change in this inspiring adventure of a young man and his quest to understand himself, his world, God, and yes, the Hangman of the Woods.