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How We Talked And Common Folks

Author : Verna Mae Slone
ISBN : 9780813139173
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Two of Verna Mae Slone's most beloved books -- How We Talked and Common Folks -- are now available in a single edition. How We Talked is a timeless piece of literature, a free-form combination of glossary and memoir that uses native expressions to depict everyday life in Caney Creek, Kentucky. In addition to phrases and their meanings, the book contains sections on the customs and wisdom of Slone's community, a collection of children's rhymes, and stories and superstitions unique to Appalachia. More than just a dictionary, How We Talked is a rich compendium of life "on Caney," offering an understanding of the culture through the distinctive speech of its people. Originally published in 1979, Common Folks documents Slone's way of life in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, and expands on such diverse topics as family pets, coal mining, education, and marriage. Slone's firsthand account of this unique heritage draws readers into her hill-circled community and allows them to experience a lifestyle that is nearly forgotten. Whether she is writing about traditional Appalachian customs like folk medicine or about universal aspects of life such as a mother's yearning for the little girl she never had, Slone's instinctive sense of what matters most makes Common Folks a compelling meditation on a legacy worth remembering. Published together for the first time, How We Talked and Common Folks celebrate the spirit of an acclaimed Appalachian writer.

Psalmwriter Journey S End

Author : Michael Sandusky
ISBN : 9781462863204
Genre : Religion
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Peg

Author : W. D. Snider
ISBN : 9781483543765
Genre : Fiction
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The 1930’s saw the country steeped in ‘The Great Depression’. Thousands walked the streets trying to sell apples for five cents. Losses on stocks created a landslide of suicides. Shantytowns of cardboard and sheets called “Hoovervilles” sprung up around the country by the hundreds. Farmers lost their farms to pay meager debts. In the midst of it, ‘Moonshine’ became a source of survival.

For People Just Like Us

Author : Robert Mueller
ISBN : 9780895368348
Genre : Drama
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Frank Leslie S Pleasant Hours

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081676565
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Legislative History District Of Columbia Statehood Constitutional Convention

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ISBN : UCR:31210012934954
Genre : Constitutional conventions
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In Our Own Back Yard

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ISBN : MINN:31951T00073277B
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Gilead

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9783104035932
Genre : Fiction
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›Gilead‹ ist das erste Buch der großartigen Romanserie von der amerikanischen Meistererzählerin Marilynne Robinson und längst ein Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur. Wie das Licht über der Prärie den Blick in die Weite lenkt und die Nähe umso bedeutender erscheinen lässt, verleiht sie dem Leben eine ungeahnte Perspektive. Auf seinem Sterbebett schreibt John Ames einen Brief an seinen siebenjährigen Sohn. Dem Kind will er alles erklären: Die Einsicht, mit der man das eigene Leben auf einen Schlag begreift, den Trost, der in einer einzelnen Berührung liegen kann, und den Ort, der sein Ende beschließt: Gilead, die kleine Stadt unter dem unermesslichen Himmel des Westens, leicht wie Staub und so schwer wie die Welt. Seit Generationen lebte seine Familie in Gilead, waren die Männer Pastoren. Der Großvater half schwarzen Sklaven in die Freiheit, der Vater versuchte das Leben der Menschen in der Dürrekatastrophe erträglich zu machen. Sie lebten eng verwoben mit den Menschen und waren getrieben von einer unerbittlichen Sehnsucht nach Versöhnung. Mit visionärer Kraft und sprachlicher Eindringlichkeit erzählt Marilynne Robinson von der Ungeheuerlichkeit des Lebens, das wir erst in der Rückschau begreifen. Und wie John Ames fühlen wir uns im Blitz dieser Einsicht weniger allein. Dieser Trost macht ihre Bücher so einzigartig. »Gefühlvoll, ergreifend, fesselnd – Robinson gelingt es, das Wunder der Existenz zu fassen.« Merle Rubin, L. A. Times Book Review »Doch am Ende steht das Glück und die Rettung, und man begreift – auch so könnte eine Geschichte wirklich enden.« Zsuzsa Bánk »Was für ein Geschenk: Marilynne Robinsons Texte üben eine magische Wirkung aus.« Carolin Emcke »Ich liebe ihre Bücher.« Barack Obama

The Quixote Imbroglio

Author : J J Garrett
ISBN : 9781463478292
Genre : Fiction
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The spirit of Don Quixote burnishes the six main characters of this novel that begins with the arrival of North Americans Kyle and Carmen Daly in Central America. The two settle within a civilization awash, into a culture termed indistinct even by those who exploit it. Their adventure entangles them. They are trapped between an on-rush of modern values and those of the archaic Maya, whose descendents — outcast by the society of which they form the bulwark — remain steadfast in chivalric beliefs. As unwitting abettors to religious, social and economic bigotry patronized by U.S. missionaries, embassy staff, cable television ministries and businessmen mate–seekers, along with a cadre of Hispanic adoption attorneys and U.S. citizen wannabe’s, Kyle and Carmen attempt to stand upon the principals of their lineage: Right and Wrong. From this moral basis they try to manage the skirmishes of child theft, adultery, assassination, murder and revenge into which they are drawn. They find themselves within a Quixotic menagerie. Their embroilment, both comic and tragic, becomes, at best, a tenuous legacy. Through intricate plotting, The Quixote Imbroglio examines the melding of Spaniard and Indian cultures — today imaginable as an emerging solidarity at once catalyzed by, and complicated by, that third founding culture of the New World: the dogmatic Northamerican colonist.

Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States Barack Obama 2009

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ISBN : 9780160880070
Genre : Political Science
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Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note. The appendixes in each Public Papers volume provide listings of a digest of the Presdient's daily schedule and meetings, when announced, and other items of general interest issed by the Officeof the Press Secretary; The President's nominations submitted to the Senate; A checklist of materials released by the Office of the Press Secretary that are not printed full-text in the book; and a table of Proclamations, Executive orders, and other Presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register.

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