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From the book jacket: Lovely, myopic, nineteen-year-old Hebe overhears a family conference. Her grandfather has convinced her three horsey sisters and their successful husbands that Hebe's unexpected pregnancy must be terminated. Hebe, dissenting, flees into the night. Twelve summers later she is living happily alone in a seaside town in Cornwall, supporting her son at an expensive boarding school by her two chief talents- cooking and making love. These she exercises-with dignity, in privacy, and for profit-except when her son is around. Hebe manages her lovers-the Syndicate-with endearing charm until the unexpected happens and the separate strands of her life become entrancingly entangled.
This book tries to give a psychological insight into the skillful and thoughtful mind of the guide dog. How does the young dog acquire the knowledge and skills to be a safe, fluent and confident guide? Is the dog capable of taking conscious decisions about alternative courses of action, predicting what is likely to happen next in a particular situation and of remembering how to respond to a wide variety of objects, people and events? These are questions that take us to the very forefront of our understanding of animal learning, consciousness and thought.
Eighteen essays from Desmet (U. of Georgia), Sawyer (East Tennessee State U.) and other scholars consider the sources and impact of Harold Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. The volume includes contributions from well known critics as well as younger writers. Topics include, for example, Bloom's promotion of a new secular humanism, his criticism of Shakespeare's characters, and his exploration of the playwright's place in literary geography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
When Edward the Confessor dies, he leaves three claimants to the throne, Edgar the Atheling, Harold, Earl of Wessex, and William, Duke of Normandy, who would become known as William the Conqueror. The year is 1065. Young Edmund Edmundson is page to Harold, one of the most powerful Earls of England. Edmund lives through eventful times - from the Battle of Hastings, the ascent of William the Conqueror to the unifying of England. Through it all, Edmund gives us an unusual close-up view of exciting times in history, allowing us to get to know the people and choices they make in a very personal way. This is an exciting, moving read. History buff or no, you will not be able to resist the adventures of Edmund.
With his magic purple crayon, Harold draws himself into a rocket voyage to Mars, then safely back to earth just in time for breakfast.
The second novel of Maggie Furey's Aurian saga unfolds in a sweeping blaze of glory, terror, and mystic enchantment, as Lady Aurian and her lover Anvar return to the holy city of Nexis to find that the crazed Archmage Miathan's sorcery has unleashed cataclysmic forces, locking the land in the icy grip of eternal winter.
More than 8000 quotations grouped into 264 alphabetical categories where they are listed alphabetically by author. Valuable index includes authors and their quotations, the topic of quotations and familiar or key words. Very enjoyable and comprehensive.
"To Kill a Mockingbird"--Nelle Harper Lee's only published book--became an instant bestseller in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize.
Harper's team fought four campaigns in five years: two leadership races and two national elections. Through trial and error - and determination - they learned to combine the Reform Party's strength in grassroots politics with the Progressive Conservative expertise in advertising and media relations, while simultaneously adopting the latest advances in information and communications technology.
Though Morgon the Riddle-Master was reunited with his beloved Raederle, his purpose in life and the reason for his starts on his forehead remained a mystery.... Thus concludes the trilogy of Morgon, Raederle, Deth - and the end of an age...
"I am not scared," says Harriet to George, when he taunts her about the big ride on the roller coaster. She does have a little trouble sleeping the night before, but when the big day comes, she shows George!
Harriet Beecher Stowe, a housewife with six children, opposed slavery with a passion. In 1852 her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was published and Harriet became an instant celebrity.
"Up to this year I have always felt that I had no particular call to meddle with this subject....But I feel now that the time is come when even a woman or a child who can speak a word for freedom and humanity is bound to speak." Thus did Harriet Beecher Stowe announce her decision to begin work on what would become one of the most influential novels ever written. The subject she had hesitated to "meddle with" was slavery, and the novel, of course, was "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Still debated today for its portrayal of African Americans and its unresolved place in the literary canon, Stowe's best-known work was first published in weekly installments from June 5, 1851 to April 1, 1852. It caused such a stir in both the North and South, and even in Great Britain, that when Stowe met President Lincoln in 1862 he is said to have greeted her with the words, "So you are the little woman who wrote the book that created this great war!" In this landmark book, the first full-scale biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe in over fifty years, Joan D. Hedrick tells the absorbing story of this gifted, complex, and contradictory woman.
Harriet M. Welsch has just received the best news of her 11th year--Ole Golly is coming back! Harriet can still remember how sad she was when her beloved nanny married George Waldenstein and moved away. But the circumstances of Ole Golly's return remain unclear. Where is George Waldenstein? With Mr. and Mrs. Welsch living in France for three months, Sport confiding that he has a crush on a girl at school, and the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor who's going to require a whole lot of spying, Harriet already has her hands full. Then she overhears Ole Golly saying she's innocent--but innocent of what? Harriet the Spy is on the case and ready to help Ole Golly in any way she can.
Harriet the Hamster Fairy's hamster, Twinkle, is in trouble. If Jack Frost's goblins capture her, can Harriet scurry to the rescue?
This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground-breaking coming-of-age novel, Harriet the Spy, includes tributes by Judy Blume, Meg Cabot, Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, and many more, as well as a map of Harriet's New York City neighborhood and spy route and original author/editor correspondence. Using her keen observation skills, 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch writes down in her notebook what she considers the truth about everyone in and around her New York City neighborhood. When she loses track of her notebook, it ends up in the wrong hands, and before she can stop them, her friends read the sometimes awful things she's observed and written about each of them. How can Harriet find a way to keep her integrity and also put her life and her friendships back together?"I don't know of a better novel about the costs and rewards of being a truth teller, nor of any book that made more readers of my generation want to become fiction writers. I love the story of Harriet so much I feel as if I lived it." --Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom and The CorrectionsFrom the Hardcover edition.
From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the "Moses of Her People. " Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. InHarriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with lively imagined vignettes that transform the legendary icon into flesh and blood. We travel with Tubman on slave-freeing raids in the heart of the Confederacy, along the treacherous route of the Underground Railroad, and onto the battlefields of the Civil War. Integrating extensive research and interviews with scholars and historians into a rich and mesmerizing chronicle, Lowry brings an American hero to life as never before. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Loaded with archival photographs and amazing facts, the DK Biography series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters. DK Biography: Harriet Tubman tells the story of the famous abolitionist, from her childhood as a slave on a Maryland plantation, to her dramatic escape, to her tireless work as an organizer of the Underground Railroad.
Examines the life of the person who helped many people escape through the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.
Every schoolchild knows of Harriet Tubman's heroic escape and resistance to slavery.But few readers are aware that Tubman went on to be a scout, a spy, and a nurse for the Union Army, because there has never before been a serious biography for an adult audience of this important woman.This is that long overdue historical work, written by an acclaimed historian of the antebellum era and the Civil War. Illiterate but deeply religious, Tubman left her family in her early 20s to escape to Philadelphia, then a hotbed of abolitionism.There she became the first and only woman, fugitive slave, and black to work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. So successful was she in spiriting away slaves that the state of Maryland put a $40,000 bounty on her head.Within a year of starting her work, fellow slaves and Northerners began referring to Tubman as 'Moses' because of how many people she had freed. With impeccable scholarship that draws on newly available sources and research into the daily lives of slaves, HARRIET TUBMAN is an enduring work on one of the most important figures in American history.
Abiah's Heart Waged A Battle Of Its OwnAbiah Calder had always loved Thomas Harrigan. Always. But the war had contrived to make them enemies. Now that same war had bound them as man and wife. Yet did Thomas' heart's desire truly match her own?When Thomas Harrigan found Abby dying in an abandoned house, he risked everything to see her safe. No matter that he was a Yankee captain and she a loyal Rebel. She was all that had been good and true in his life-and he would claim her as his own; and damn the consequences.
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