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Quilt Of Souls

Author : Phyllis Lawson
ISBN : 1507789750
Genre : African Americans
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Like many Black Americans of the mid-twentieth century, Phyllis Lawson's parents moved from their hometown of Livingston, Alabama to the big city in search of a better life. It wasn't long before hardships left them unable to provide. Soon, four-year-old Phyllis is plucked off her front porch, ripped away from the only family she knows, and sent to live with her grandmother Lula on an Alabama farm with no electricity, plumbing, or running water. Heartbroken by her mother's abandonment, Phyllis struggles to acclimate to her new surroundings. Thanks to the unconditional love of Grandma Lula and the healing powers of an old, tattered quilt, she is finally able to adjust to her new life. In Quilt of Souls, Lawson documents her childhood growing up with the incredible woman who raised her and the powerful family heirloom that served as the cloth that would forever stitch their lives together. With its tales of family, despair, freedom and hope, the true story behind this deeply personal memoir serves as the inspiration for http://www.quiltofsouls.com, where individuals share relics and stories from their own family histories.

Souls Grown Deep

Author : Paul Arnett
ISBN : 0965376605
Genre : Art
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A celebration of African-American vernacular art explores the rich tradition of self-taught artists in the black community, introducing the remarkable works of forty African-American artists.

Torrent Falls

Author : Jan Watson
ISBN : 1414329474
Genre : Fiction
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The year 1888. Copper Brown returns to her rural home after her husband's death to work as a midwife in eastern Kentucky.

Piece Of My Soul Quilts By Black Arkansans C

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ISBN : 1610753070
Genre : Art
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Arkansas is well known for its rich tradition of upland folk arts. Little, however, has been reported from the lowland areas, particulary on African American contributions to the state's cultural heritage. A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans seeks to rectify that oversight by drawing attention to the extensive, important collection of African American quilts in the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Over seventy-five individual pieces of patchwork art are presented in this publication in full-color plates, each with a commentary by the exhibit's guest curator, Cuesta Benberry. The book details the importance of quilting to black Arkansans; the quilts' uses, materials and construction; and what each piece says about the artist and her beliefs. We are granted a glimpse into the living conditions and cultural mores of the quilters' lives. Regionalisms, such as the unusual custom of renaming traditional quilt patterns for things seen in the farmyard, such as Rooster Tail or Chicken Feet, and of piecing patchwork funerary cloths to decorate coffins are discussed. This impressive collection of cultural artifacts is placed in the larger context of the African American experience through an introduction by noted scholar Raymond Dobard (art history, Howard University), co-author, with Jacqueline Tobin, of the highly acclaimed book, Hidden in Plain View: The Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad (1999, Doubleday). All those interested in American folk art, the quilting craft, and black history will find this beautiful book fascinating and rewarding.

The Quilts Of Gee S Bend

Author : John Beardsley
ISBN : 0965376648
Genre : Art
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Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.

The Beautiful And The Damned

Author : Jessica Verday
ISBN : 9781442488397
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Cyn’s blackouts have deadly consequences in this sexy, suspenseful spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Hollow series. Cyn Hargrave is on the run, but she can’t escape her dark past. The brother of her murdered boyfriend is convinced she’s the killer—and now he’s tracked her down. Cyn has only one person to turn to, and she can’t stand him. Avian knows the evil that lives inside of Cyn, but he’s still compelled to help her. As the thirteenth Revenant, he’s scorned by Heaven and unwanted by Hell, so he understands what it’s like to be a part of two worlds and not fit into either. Together they will need to deal with the danger that follows her—and the danger inside of her—before one of them destroys her. Jessica Verday takes readers on a sexy, suspenseful adventure in this companion novel to the bestselling Hollow trilogy.

When The Soul Mends

Author : Cindy Woodsmall
ISBN : 9780307446145
Genre : Fiction
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Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past? After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds. As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancé Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love? When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.

Brooklyn Birth Sicilian Soul

Author : F. Anthony D'Alessandro
ISBN : 9781622877522
Genre : Poetry
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Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul consists of the poet's award winning and published poetry. It follows his life from a child in Brooklyn to teaching days, marriage, fatherhood, and grand parenting. The poetry presents a verbal canvas of his days spent on commercial boats, to late night stickball games on steamy streets, savory spaghetti Sundays surrounded by foods and family. The book details the discovery of his one romantic love, breathtaking exciting births of children and grandchildren, tells of lessons learned, countless students taught, and honors Vietnam heroes. It captures the wondrous journey of a humble writer. Keywords: Poetry, Italian, Brooklyn, Memoir, Family, Travelogue, Vietnam, Teacher, Sicilian, Florida

Souls Grown Deep Once That River Starts To Flow

Author : Paul Arnett
ISBN : 096537663X
Genre : Art
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Completing the two-volume set, Souls Grown Deep, Vol. 2 takes the visual and historical presentation of the first volume to a richer level, offering an even broader array of artistic styles and media. Published in 2000, the first volume explored the diverse historical roots of the genre and introduced artists whose work recalled the South of the pre-civil rights era. This sequel brings the movement into the present, delving into the work of the current generation of artists who are creating a complex form of art that blurs the boundaries between folk and contemporary art.

Four Souls

Author : Louise Erdrich
ISBN : 9780061744020
Genre : Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes a haunting novel that continues the rich and enthralling Ojibwe saga begun in her novel Tracks. After taking her mother’s name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange and compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She is seeking restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her tribe’s land. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.

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