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Family Of Earth

Author: Wilma Dykeman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469629151
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Discovered as a typewritten manuscript only after her death in 2006, Family of Earth allows us to see into the young mind of author and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman (1920–2006), who would become one of the American South's most prolific and storied writers. Focusing on her childhood in Buncombe County, Dykeman reveals a perceptive and sophisticated understanding of human nature, the environment, and social justice. And yet, for her words' remarkable polish, her voice still resonates as raw and vital. Against the backdrop of early twentieth-century life in Asheville, she chronicles the touching, at times harrowing, story of her family's fortunes, plotting their rise and fall in uncertain economic times and ending with her father's sudden death in 1934 when she was fourteen years old. Featuring a new foreword by fellow North Carolinian Robert Morgan, Family of Earth stands as a new major literary work by a groundbreaking author.

Southern Writers

Author: Joseph M. Flora
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807131237
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

She Who Dreams

Author: Wanda Burch
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317708
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Wanda Burch dreamt that she would die at a certain age; her dreams foretold her diagnosis of cancer, and they guided her toward treatment and wellness. Although she took advantage of all the medical resources available to her, Wanda believes she is alive today because of her intimate engagement with the dreamworld. This book is more than one woman's story, however. Wanda provides techniques such as questioning the dream and observing the surroundings of the dream to delve into the meaning behind the personal stories we tell ourselves in sleep. Through powerful prose and practical exercises, this book demonstrates that wisdom lives within each of us, and we can tap into that wisdom through dreamwork.

John C And Hiley

Author: John H. Corns
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595603114
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Thirteen-year-old John C. McCoy slips into the cold water of the Tug Fork River and swims through the darkness to the West Virginia shore and his future. It is 1909, and in a dozen years, he and his wife, Hiley, and two daughters struggle to survive, and the couple joins the fight for food, shelter, and safety in the coal fields. In 1979, shortly after John C. dies, his grandson, an Army colonel, seeks the story of the mine wars, denied to him in public education, and the role of his grandfather in those wars, a story denied to him by his family. He discovers violence, Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives, Police Chief Sid Hatfield, the Battle of Blair Mountain, and a dark struggle of spies, distrust, and betrayal. And as the larger mystery for him unfolds, he fears the nature of his grandfather's actions in that war, doubts that he should be searching, and asks himself, what will he find, and to whom will he tell what he has found. What was his grandpa's role, and will it write a story of pride or shame?

Woher Ich Kam

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843720894
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»Unwiderstehlich... Ein Liebeslied über den Ort, an dem ihre Familie seit Generationen lebt, aber ein Liebeslied voller Fragen und Zweifel.« Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Joan Didion wurde in Sacramento geboren und verbrachte die meiste Zeit ihres Lebens in Kalifornien. In Woher ich kam spürt sie der Geschichte und den Mythen dieses Landstrichs nach, und denen ihrer Familie, die seit vielen Generationen an der Westküste beheimatet ist. Sie beschreibt vornehmlich die weibliche Ahnenreihe, aus der sie stammt, von der Ur-ur-ur-ur-ur-Großmutter Elisabeth Scott, geboren 1766 in Virginia, bis zu ihrer Mutter Eduene Jerrett Didion, die 2001 starb und in Joan Didions Augen viele der »Verwirrungen und Widersprüche kalifornischen Lebens« verkörpert hatte. Sie schreibt über die Pioniersfrau und die Rodney-King-Unruhen im Los Angeles der 90er Jahre, über den Bau der ersten Eisenbahn und die kalifornische Besessenheit mit Gefängnissen, und immer wieder über die eigene, höchst wechselvolle Beziehung zu ihrer Heimat.

Schaut Nicht Zur Ck

Author: Wiley Cash
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104025207
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ER WILL NUR DAS BESTE FÜR SEINE TÖCHTER. Und merkt dabei nicht, welch TÖDLICHER GEFAHR er sie aussetzt ... Atmosphärisch, packend, eindringlich – nach »Fürchtet euch« der neue Bestseller von Wiley Cash Gastonia, North Carolina. Easter Quilby und ihre jüngere Schwester Ruby leben nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter in einem Kinderheim. Den beiden Mädchen sind nur noch die Großeltern im fernen Alaska geblieben. Bis plötzlich eines Nachts ihr Vater auftaucht und sie aus dem Heim entführt. Wade Chesterfield will eine zweite Chance mit seinen Töchtern, endlich für sie da sein und anderswo ein neues Leben mit ihnen beginnen. Doch das Verschwinden der Mädchen bleibt nicht lange unbemerkt. Brady Weller, ehemaliger Detective und Vormund der beiden, nutzt seine alten Kontakte, um Wade auf die Spur zu kommen. Aber er ist nicht der Einzige: Auch der brutale Auftragskiller Pruitt, der nach vielen Jahren Rache an Wade nehmen will, verfolgt die kleine Familie. Denn Wade hat etwas bei sich, das ihm nicht gehört. Und hat völlig unterschätzt, in welch große Gefahr sein Handeln Easter und Ruby bringt ...

Trojan Horse Aid

Author: Susan Walsh
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773596623
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In a compelling first-hand account of development assistance gone awry, Susan Walsh recounts how national, international, and multilateral organizations failed the Jalq'a people in the Bolivian Andes during the early millennium. Intent on assisting potato farmers, development organizations pushed for changes that ultimately served their own interests, paradoxically undermining local resilience and pushing farmers off their lands. Trojan-Horse Aid challenges the idea of Western capacity-building, particularly the notion that introduced technologies related to food production are essential ingredients for sustainable livelihoods among farmers. Walsh argues that the well-intentioned organizations working in Jalq'a communities paid insufficient attention to longstanding knowledge that has supported human survival in regions where the natural world has the upper hand. Walsh goes beyond a critical review of misguided aid to offer reflections on the relationship between indigenous knowledge and resilience theory, the hopeful future of development assistance, and the contradictions in her own hybrid role as researcher and development-practitioner. In light of growing global concern over the worsening food crisis and interconnected climate extremes, Trojan-Horse Aid offers an important critique of development practices that undermine peasant strategies as well as suggestions for more effective approaches for the future.

Yonder Mountain

Author: Anthony Priest
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1610755235
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More than thirty years have passed since poet Miller Williams compiled his anthology Ozark, Ozark: A Hillside Reader, but time has not whittled away the talent of writers living in or native to the Ozarks. Yonder Mountain, inspired by Williams’s collection, remains rooted in the literary legacy of the Ozarks while reflecting the diversity and change of the region. Readers will find fresh, creative, honest voices profoundly influenced by the landscape and culture of the Ozark Mountains. Poets, novelists, columnists, and historians are represented—Donald Harington, Sara Burge, Marcus Cafagna, Art Homer, Pattiann Rogers, Miller Williams, Roy Reed, Dan Woodrell, and more.