Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
Author: Dorothy Allison
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1996-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781101127988
ISBN 13: 1101127988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure Book Review:

Bastard Out of Carolina, nominated for the 1992 National Book Award for fiction, introduced Dorothy Allison as one of the most passionate and gifted writers of her generation. Now, in Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, she takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women -- sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts -- and the men who loved them, often abused them, and, nonetheless, shared their destinies. With luminous clarity, Allison explores how desire surprises and what power feels like to a young girl as she confronts abuse. As always, Dorothy Allison is provocative, confrontational, and brutally honest. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, steeped in the hard-won wisdom of experience, expresses the strength of her unique vision with beauty and eloquence.

Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure

Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure
Author: Dorothy Allison
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780452273405
ISBN 13: 0452273404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure Book Review:

An autobiographical work written for the stage explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred, while illuminating the rural poverty of the South

Bastard Out of Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina
Author: Dorothy Allison
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-09-06
ISBN 10: 9781101007174
ISBN 13: 1101007176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bastard Out of Carolina Book Review:

The Classic work of fiction that dramatically illuminates the lives described in current nonfiction bestsellers like J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy and Nancy Isenberg's White Trash The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye "As close to flawless as any reader could ask for." —The New York Times Book Review The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake," becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney-and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back. Now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition with a new afterword by the author.

Cavedweller

Cavedweller
Author: Dorothy Allison
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1999-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781101127605
ISBN 13: 1101127600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cavedweller Book Review:

From the author of the "flawless" (The New York Times Book Review) classic Bastard Out of Carolina comes Cavedweller, once again demonstrating Allison's umatched strengths as a storyteller. Reading "like a thematic sequel" (The New Yorker) to her first novel, Cavedweller tackles questions of forgiveness, mother-daughter bonds, and the strength of the human spirit. When Delia Byrd packs up her old Datsun and her daughter Cissy and gets on the Santa Monica Freeway heading south and east, she is leaving everything she has known for ten years: the tinsel glitter of the rock 'n' roll world; her dreams of singing and songwriting; and a life lived on credit cards and whiskey with a man who made promises he couldn't keep. Delia Byrd is going back to Cayro, Georgia, to reclaim her life--and the two daughters she left behind...Told in the incantatory voice of one of America's most eloquent storytellers, Cavedweller is a sweeping novel of the human spirit, the lost and hidden recesses of the heart, and the place where violence and redemption intersect.

I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True
Author: Wally Lamb
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 901
Release: 1998-06-03
ISBN 10: 9780060391621
ISBN 13: 0060391626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know This Much Is True Book Review:

Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation

Three Things About Elsie

Three Things About Elsie
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1501187392
ISBN 13: 9781501187391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Things About Elsie Book Review:

The bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel “infused with warmth and humor” (People) about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together. There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing…might take a bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago? From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie “breathes with suspense, providing along the way piercing, poetic descriptions, countless tiny mysteries, and breathtaking little reveals…a rich portrait of old age and friendship stretched over a fascinating frame” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). This is an “amusing and heartbreaking” (Publishers Weekly) story about forever friends on the twisting path of life who come to understand how the fine threads of humanity connect us all.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1101642610
ISBN 13: 9781101642610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 0062110497
ISBN 13: 9780062110497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You Book Review:

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You is renowned author Joyce Carol Oates's newest novel for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Wintergirls and Speak, said that "the painful honesty of this book will crack open your heart." Senior year, their last year together, Merissa and Nadia need their best friend Tink more than they ever did before. They have secrets they can share with no one but her, toxic secrets that threaten to unravel their friendship—and themselves. Tink had a secret, too, a big one, but no one knows what it was. And now she's gone. . . . In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews described Joyce Carol Oates as "a master at portraying the inner lives of teens." In Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You, she's created a powerful portrayal of a friendship strong enough to transcend death.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-07-21
ISBN 10: 030747772X
ISBN 13: 9780307477729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Review:

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

The City of Ember

The City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-05-13
ISBN 10: 0375890807
ISBN 13: 9780375890802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of Ember Book Review:

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Tell Me Three Things

Tell Me Three Things
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 0553535676
ISBN 13: 9780553535679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tell Me Three Things Book Review:

Includes an excerpt from What to say next.

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781439144831
ISBN 13: 1439144834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Book Book Review:

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780761476023
ISBN 13: 0761476024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Contemporary Writers Book Review:

Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

The Things We Cannot Say

The Things We Cannot Say
Author: Kelly Rimmer
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1488096783
ISBN 13: 9781488096785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Things We Cannot Say Book Review:

Now a New York Times bestseller! From the author of Truths I Never Told You and Before I Let You Go, Kelly Rimmer’s powerful WWII novel follows a woman’s urgent search for answers to a family mystery that uncovers truths about herself that she never expected. “Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever read…If you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book. Keep tissues handy.”—Fresh Fiction “Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century. Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate. Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief. Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced…and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The Emperor Has No Clothes
Author: Tema Okun
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 1617351067
ISBN 13: 9781617351068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emperor Has No Clothes Book Review:

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know offers theoretical grounding and practical approaches for leaders and teachers interested in effectively addressing racism and other oppressive constructs. The book draws both on the author’s extensive experience teaching about race and racism in classroom and community settings and from the theory and practice of a wide range of educators, activists, and researchers committed to social justice. The first chapter looks at the toxic consequences of our western cultural insistence on profit, binary thinking, and individualism to establish the theoretical framework for teaching about race and racism. Chapter two investigates privileged resistance, offering a psycho/social history of denial, particularly as a product of racist culture. Chapter three reviews the research on the construction and reconstruction of dominant culture both historically and now in order to establish sound strategic approaches that educators, teachers, facilitators, and activists can take as we work together to move from a culture of profit and fear to one of shared hope and love. Chapter four lays out the stages of a process that supports teaching about racist, white supremacy culture, explaining how students can be taken through an iterative process of relationshipbuilding, analysis, planning, action, and reflection. The final chapter borrows from the brilliant, brave, and incisive writer Dorothy Allison to discuss the things the author knows for sure about how to teach people to see that which we have been conditioned to fear knowing. The chapter concludes with how to encourage and support collective and collaborative action as a critical goal of the process.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2016-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781530031689
ISBN 13: 1530031680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

During his life, Bradbury has created more than eight hundred different literary works, including several novels and novels, hundreds of short stories, dozens of plays, a number of articles, notes and poems. Bradbury has traditionally been considered a classic of science fiction, although much of his work tends toward fantasy genre, parables or fairy tales. During his life, Bradbury has created more than eight hundred different literary works, including several novels and novels, hundreds of short stories, dozens of plays, a number of articles, notes and poems. Bradbury has traditionally been considered a classic of science fiction, although much of his work tends toward fantasy genre, parables or fairy tales.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780671872298
ISBN 13: 067187229X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is burned.

Writing as a Way of Healing

Writing as a Way of Healing
Author: Louise A. DeSalvo
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780807072431
ISBN 13: 0807072435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing as a Way of Healing Book Review:

Highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo offers the first detailed writing program designed for healing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to overcome the emotional and physical wounds that arn an inevitable part of life. She culls journals, diaries, letters, and works of dozens of famouns writers and students of the craft to illustrate how people "change physically and psychologically when they work on projects that grow from a deep, authentic place." With insight and with, she illuminates how the writing process has transformed authors such as Virginia Woolf, Henry Miller, Audre Lorde, and Isabel Allende. WRITING AS A WAY OF HEALING gives valuable advice and practical techniques to guide and inpsire both experienced and beginning writers.

Best of Tin House

Best of Tin House
Author: Dorothy Allison
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780977312719
ISBN 13: 0977312712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best of Tin House Book Review:

A collection of major short fiction celebrates the magazine's first six years and receipt of numerous awards including the O. Henry Prize, in an anthology of stories that includes pieces written by such authors as James Salter, Deborah Eisenberg, and Denis Johnson. Original.