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Download or read book The Poet of Tolstoy Park PDF or another Format written by Sonny Brewer and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2005-03-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death.” Leo Tolstoy spoke these words, and they became Henry Stuart’s raison d’etre. The Poet of Tolstoy Park is the unforgettable novel based on the true story of Henry Stuart’s life, which was reclaimed from his doctor’s belief that he would not live another year. Henry responds to the news by slogging home barefoot in the rain. It’s 1925. The place: Canyon County, Idaho. Henry is sixty-seven, a retired professor and a widower who has been told a warmer climate would make the end more tolerable. San Diego would be a good choice. Instead, Henry chose Fairhope, Alabama, a town with utopian ideals and a haven for strong-minded individualists. Upton Sinclair, Sherwood Anderson, and Clarence Darrow were among its inhabitants. Henry bought his own ten acres of piney woods outside Fairhope. Before dying, underscored by the writings of his beloved Tolstoy, Henry could begin to “perfect the soul awarded him” and rest in the faith that he, and all people, would succeed, “even if it took eons.” Human existence, Henry believed, continues in a perfect circle unmarred by flaws of personality, irrespective of blood and possessions and rank, and separate from organized religion. In Alabama, until his final breath, he would chase these high ideas. But first, Henry had to answer up for leaving Idaho. Henry’s dearest friend and intellectual sparring partner, Pastor Will Webb, and Henry’s two adult sons, Thomas and Harvey, were baffled and angry that he would abandon them and move to the Deep South, living in a barn there while he built a round house of handmade concrete blocks. His new neighbors were perplexed by his eccentric behavior as well. On the coldest day of winter he was barefoot, a philosopher and poet with ideas and words to share with anyone who would listen. And, mysteriously, his “last few months” became years. He had gone looking for a place to learn lessons in dying, and, studiously advanced to claim a vigorous new life. The Poet of Tolstoy Park is a moving and irresistible story, a guidebook of the mind and spirit that lays hold of the heart. Henry Stuart points the way through life’s puzzles for all of us, becoming in this timeless tale a character of such dimension that he seems more alive now than ever.


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It Happened in Alabama

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ISBN 10 : 9780762768844
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Download or read book It Happened in Alabama PDF or another Format written by Jackie Sheckler Finch and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2011-05-03 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Cotton State.


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Download or read book Alabama Off the Beaten Path® PDF or another Format written by Jackie Sheckler Finch and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Alabama Off the Beaten Path shows you the Yellowhammer State you never knew existed. Uncover the roots of the civil rights movement at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery Tour the state's network of limestone caves , like Cathedral Caverns in Woodville Soak up the sun on the sugar-white sands of Alabama's Gulf Shores So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.


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Download or read book Ethics for Jessica PDF or another Format written by Gayle Graham Yates and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jessica's grandmother writes from her loft at her Wisconsin lakeside cottage of the intangibles she wants to give to Jessica and her generation. Writing in view of the red pines and birch trees, the water and the light, with the sound of loons in the distance, Gayle Graham Yates reflects upon insights, knowledge, and stories she has learned. A woman, family member, citizen, environmentalist, and spiritual seeker, Yates considers in this memoir-as-letter-to-her-granddaughter both distresses and joys, people, opportunities, and education that have shaped her own life and that she wants to pass along. The flow of the book is metaphorically seasonal from autumn through summer. Moving through ethical frameworks drawn from Aristotle's ethics and the Ojibway narrative by Ignatia Broker, Night Flying Woman, the chapters develop sequentially through ways of learning, ways of loving, and ways of hoping. All this is to the end of lovingly transmitting to her granddaughter what she knows. "Which of us would not want a written testimony from our grandmothers about their lives and values, and which of us of grandparent age would not wish to write one (but rarely get around to it!) as part of our legacy? In Ethics for Jessica, Gayle Graham Yates...decants a lifetime of wisdom and experience: all she holds dear that she wants to pass on. And in all her words, it's the love that comes through most powerfully. Readers do not have to be her granddaughte to glean from these pages guidance, vision, strength, delight, and edification to enhance the course of their own lives."---Susan Deborah King, author of Tabernacle, Coven, and One-Breasted Woman "In this book, Gayle Graham Yates skillfully interweaves storytelling with finely crafted writing about the natural world and reflections about how to live an ethical life. Listening to her voice and entering into her imagery, a sense of urgency emerges. What we pass on to the next few generations will make all the difference to our individual and collective future."---Deborah J. Haynes, author of Book of This Place: The Land, Art, and Spirituality


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ISBN 10 : 9781628468038
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Download or read book Conversations with Dorothy Allison PDF or another Format written by Mae Miller Claxton and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2012-05-09 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the publication of her groundbreaking novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison (b. 1949) has been known—as with Larry Brown and Lee Smith—as a purveyor of the working class, contemporary South. Allison has frequently used her position, through passionate lectures and enthusiastic interviews, to give voice to issues dear to her: poverty, working-class life, domestic violence, feminism and women’s relationships, the contemporary South, and gay/lesbian life. Often called a “writer-rock star” and a “cult icon,” Allison is a true performer of the written word. At the same time, Allison also takes the craft of writing very seriously. In this collection, spanning almost two decades, Allison the performer and Allison the careful craftsperson both emerge, creating a portrait of a complex woman. In the absence of a biography of Allison’s life, Conversations with Dorothy Allison presents Allison’s perspectives on her life, literature, and her conflicted role as a public figure.


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Coming of Age in Utopia

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ISBN 10 : 9781588382252
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Download or read book Coming of Age in Utopia PDF or another Format written by Paul M. Gaston and published by NewSouth Books. This book was released on 2010 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this exquisitely wrought memoir of a committed life, historian, and civil rights activist, Paul Gaston reveals his deep roots in Fairhope---the unique Utopian community founded in 1894 by his grandfather on the shores of Mobile Bay, Alabama. Fairhope grew into a unique political, economic, and educational experiment and a center of radical economic and educational ideals. As time passed, however, Fairhope's radical nature went into decline. By the early 1950s, the author began to look outward for ways to take part in the coming struggle---the civil rights movement. Gaston's career at the University of Virginia, where he taught from 1957-97, forms the core of Coming of Age in Utopia.


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ISBN 10 : 9781596929715
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Download or read book Cormac PDF or another Format written by Sonny Brewer and published by MP Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-22 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cormac — a dark-red Golden Retriever who has always been afraid of thunderstorms and lightning flashes — runs away one stormy night while his master is away. So begins a strange adventure that lands Cormac in the back of a red pickup truck driven by a mysterious woman, takes him to a series of dog pounds and rescue shelters, and ultimately brings him to the suburbs of Connecticut. Meanwhile, his owner, devastated and trying to juggle his family and his new novel, becomes determined to solve the 'dog-napping' case, watching his small-town community come together in search of his lost companion. Inspired by real events, Brewer has, as he says, “mainly told the truth in this story of losing my good dog Cormac.”


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ISBN 10 : 9780738591162
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Download or read book Daphne PDF or another Format written by Harriet Brill Outlaw and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2012 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daphne, the Jubilee City, is home to people who came to partake of the rich resources of Mobile Bay's eastern shore. They gathered to collect seafood miraculously washing ashore during the phenomenon of jubilee. They gathered under the spreading oaks to hold councils and along the bay front to escape the perils of yellow fever across the bay in Mobile. They gathered for clean spring waters and rare pottery clay, to greet the bay boats, and to farm the rich soil. Daphne's heritage is one of a gathering of peoples, and Images of America: Daphne documents that heritage.


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Download or read book 2009 Guide To Literary Agents - Listings PDF or another Format written by Chuck Sambuchino and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now, more than ever, in a market glutted with aspiring writers and a shrinking number of publishing houses, writers need someone familiar with the publishing scene to shepherd their manuscript to the right person. Completely updated annually, Guide to Literary Agents provides names and specialties for more than 800 individual agents around the United States and the world. The 2009 edition includes more than 85 pages of original articles on everything you need to know including how to submit to agents, how to avoid scams and what an agent can do for their clients.


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Download or read book 2009 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market - Listings PDF or another Format written by Editors Of Writers Digest Books and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Covering all genres from romance to mystery to horror and more, this resource helps you prepare your submissions and sell your work. This must-have guide includes listings for over 1,300 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save you time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. With more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers, plus special sections dedicated to the genres of romance, mystery/thriller, speculative fiction, and comics/graphic novels, the 2009 edition of this essential resource is your key to successfully selling your fiction.


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ISBN 10 : 9780820354484
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Download or read book Our Prince of Scribes PDF or another Format written by Nicole Seitz and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Writer Pat Conroy passed away in 2016 at age 70. He was the author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music, among other works. Several of his books have been made into movies starring actors including Robert Duvall, Barbra Streisand, and Jon Voight. This book collects in one volume seventy entries from people who all knew a different facet of Pat Conroy: writers, poets, editors, musicians, friends, classmates. Contributors include Rick Bragg, Kathleen Parker, Nikky Finney, Mary Alice Monroe, Dori Sanders, Ron Rash, Janis Ian, Tony Grooms, Patti Callahan Henry, Connie May Fowler, Sandra Brown, Jonathan Carroll, Jonathan Galassi, Nathalie Dupree, and Wendell Minor, as well as several members of the Conroy family. Additionally, the book includes a gallery of photos of Conroy, many never seen by the public before"--


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Download or read book 2009 Guide To Literary Agents PDF or another Format written by Chuck Sambuchino and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now, more than ever, in a market glutted with aspiring writers and a shrinking number of publishing houses, writers need someone familiar with the publishing scene to shepherd their manuscript to the right person. Completely updated annually, Guide to Literary Agents provides names and specialties for more than 800 individual agents around the United States and the world. The 2009 edition includes more than 85 pages of original articles on everything you need to know including how to submit to agents, how to avoid scams and what an agent can do for their clients.


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Fairhope

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ISBN 10 : 9781439617182
Pages : 128 pages
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Download or read book Fairhope PDF or another Format written by Cathy Donelson and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2005-11-09 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three centuries of Utopian dreams came true in the 1890s, when a group of idealists founded Fairhope as a cooperative colony on a lush bluff along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The visionary settlers thought their experimental village had a “fair hope” of success. An oasis of idealism and equality, Fairhope not only succeeded but grew into an elegant enclave of individualism and intellect. The bayside town is the world’s oldest and largest single-tax colony as well as a popular resort that draws visitors from around the world. Photographic images herein capture the unique development by adventurous characters with diverse backgrounds. This book is a map of “Old Fairhope.”


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Don't Quit Your Day Job

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ISBN 10 : 9781849821292
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Download or read book Don't Quit Your Day Job PDF or another Format written by Sonny Brewer and published by MP Publishing. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: P. J. O’Rourke said, “Creative writing teachers should be purged until every last instructor who has uttered the words ‘Write what you know’ is confined to a labor camp… The blind guy with the funny little harp who composed The Iliad, how much combat do you think he saw?” Like O’Rourke, William Faulkner had his own take on the Other Commandment for writers, the one that goes, “Thou shalt not quit thy day job”. Faulkner, who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, had, twenty-five years before, worked at the post office in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. Mr Faulkner was known to say, “One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours, is work. You can’t eat eight hours a day, nor drink for eight hours a day, nor make love for eight hours”. He must have been determined to give something else (writing, we may assume, perhaps a glass of whisky on the side) a whirl when he tendered his resignation to the postmaster. “I reckon I’ll be at the beck and call of folks with money all my life”, he said, “but thank God I won’t ever again have to be at the beck and call of every son of a bitch who’s got two cents to buy a stamp." The authors in this book have tried their hands at some of the same jobs you have held, or still keep. They’ve worked on the railroad, busted rocks with a sledgehammer, fought fires, wiped tables, soldiered and carpentered and spied, delivered pizzas, lacquered boat paddles, counted heads for the church, sold underwear, and delivered the mail. They’ve driven garbage trucks. And like William Faulkner before them they have quit those day jobs. And like Faulkner they write. They tell good tales. If you wonder what work preceded their efforts to produce a great pile of books, if you would like to know how they made the transition to, as William Gay said, “clocking in at the culture factory”, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for...


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ISBN 10 : 9780307416544
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Download or read book Right as Rain PDF or another Format written by Bev Marshall and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and The Secret Life of Bees, this luminous, heartfelt novel explores the tragedies and triumphs, the pleasures and sorrows of two women, Tee Wee and Icey, their families, and the white family that employs them as cook and housekeeper on a tenant farm in rural Mississippi. Though the women are as different as water and wine—Icey is feisty, hot-tempered, and impulsive, while Tee Wee is more submissive and disciplined—both are driven by a passionate determination to give their children a better life. Through trying times, they are the pillars, fierce and resilient; yet they celebrate life with a love of food, music, and family that makes even the most traumatic moments endurable. The illicit love between Tee Wee’s daughter Crow and the white landowner’s son Browder; the heartbreaking death of one of Icey’s children, for which she will blame herself; the murder trial of Tee Wee’s youngest son which threatens to tear apart not just their family but the entire town—all these events are interwoven with occasions of joy, including Crow’s fulfillment of her lifelong dream and Tee Wee’s own hard-fought success. A richly emotional epic spanning two decades in the Deep South, the story of Tee Wee and Icey and their families are a prism through which we view the universal—racial strife, dysfunctional families, secrets and redemption. Illuminated by a resonant storytelling voice and dialogue that rings loud and true, Right as Rain provides indelible portraits of indomitable characters and an almost tangible sense of place, while revealing a deep understanding of race in mid-century America’s rural south.