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This fictionalized biography of the author of the popular "Little House" books tells her family's real life on the American frontier, and of the events that surpassed the drama of her stories.
De Smet, SD is where Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up and the setting of 5 of her books. Here is a history comparing the town in Laura's books to the real town. (front flap) As Laura Ingalls Wilder anticipated, her widely loved stories of her prairie childhood have become much more than a nostalgic blend of myth, memories, and autobiography. As John Miller reveals, they have much to tell us about the historical realities of day-to-day living and attitudes in the nineteenth century. History and literature are closely intertwined, Miller contends. Here he illustrates how Wilder's novels enhance our understanding of history and how, simultaneously, a historical perspective framed Wilder's fiction. He shows how Wilder interwove content and form to produce a sentimental and compelling yet nuanced and believable picture of family life on the agricultural frontier.
From a little house set deep in the big wood of Wisc., across Indian Territory and into the Dakotas, Laura's family moved westward right along the Frontier. Their true life saga, beloved by countless millions of TV viewers and readers of the best selling LITTLE HOUSE books, is one of spirit and wilderness trails, and bitter-cold winters, personal tragedy. Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memories is the fascinating full account of Laura's life-- from her earliest years through her marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the "farmer boy" of her stories.
How do men imagine women? In the poetry of Petrarch and his English successors--Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell--the male poet persistently imagines pursuing a woman, Laura, whom he pursues even as she continues to deny his affections. Critics have long held that, in objectifying Laura, these male-authored texts deny the imaginative, intellectual, and physical life of the woman they idealize. In Laura, Barbara L. Estrin counters this traditional view by focusing not on the generative powers of the male poet, but on the subjectivity of the imagined woman and the imaginative space of the poems she occupies. Through close readings of the Rime sparse and the works of Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell, Estrin uncovers three Lauras: Laura-Daphne, who denies sexuality; Laura-Eve, who returns the poet's love; and Laura-Mercury, who reinvents her own life. Estrin claims that in these three guises Laura subverts both genre and gender, thereby introducing multiple desires into the many layers of the poems. Drawing upon genre and gender theories advanced by Jean-Franois Lyotard and Judith Butler to situate female desire in the poem's framework, Estrin shows how genre and gender in the Petrarchan tradition work together to undermine the stability of these very concepts. Estrin's Laura constitutes a fundamental reconceptualization of the Petrarchan tradition and contributes greatly to the postmodern reassessment of the Renaissance period. In its descriptions of how early modern poets formulate questions about sexuality, society and poetry, Laura will appeal to scholars of the English and Italian Renaissance, of gender studies, and of literary criticism and theory generally.
After his brother, a saloonkeeper, was found brutally slain, Jay McCallum came to town ready to accuse a winsome beauty -- Lauralee Parker! If Lauralee had her way, all the saloons in the great Northwest would be closed down. Her crusade was successful -- except for the prosperous saloon that McCallum was determined to save from her indignation. But their conflict could not quell their growing attraction for each other. Slowly, the proud, powerful man melted Lauralee's defiant heart...yet as she surrendered to a rich and wild desire, her joy was shadowed by the haunting mystery of McCallum's brother's death ... a mystery whose shocking outcome could forever destroy their love!
[from the back cover] "Tomorrow is Christmas, and Laura and her little brother Tommy are more excited than usual. This year the family is going to spend the holiday with Aunt Martha, who has promised them a tree that glitters like a zillion stars. The trip has barely started when their car breaks down. It looks like Christmas will be ruined. "We'll never get to Aunt Martha's now," cries Tommy. But Laura isn't worried because she knows the magic of Christmas is often found where you least expect it."
although she had been adopted by a loving couple followig her mother's death, laurel searches for her biological roots before finally finding her "real" home.
Laurel thought that nothing could go wrong -- until her older sister Daisy died. Without Daisy, the family was falling apart -- and Laurel needed somewhere to turn. Luckily, there was Jack.
From the simplest white bread, to the most complicated holiday bread, the recipes is probably in this book. Want to try your hand at making sourdough started? Looking for something to do with spelt? Are you longing for the tastes of Grandma's kitchen? This is a marvelous reference as well as a useful cookbook, and there is plenty for the armchair cook, too.
CIRCLE of FRIENDSMay the circle be unbrokenChristmas. A time for first love...and second chances.As a girl, Lauren DeStefano fell in love with Cameron Hathaway-the gold boy of Harmony, Massachusetts. The innocence of that first love was followed by grief and by rejection-and finally, a long slow climb to success.Lauren, now living in Boston, is still close to her circle of Harmony friends-Julia, Cathryn and the others. But she thumbs her nose at the rest of the community...especially when she buys historic Rockland House.She plans to remodel it in time for Christmas-and gets more than she bargained for. More expenses, more problems...more memories. All of which she figures she can handle. But discovering she still has feelings for Cameron… That's something else. Can the past repeat itself-with a different and happier ending? With marriage to Cam, a home on Harmony…a baby?
Lauren sees Melanie Harden "training" Whisper and accuses her of abusing her. And now she sets off to save Whisper from being abused.
Lauren decides to speak out for animal rights when Riverhurst Elementary School's new science teacher, cute and popular Mr. Talbot, intends to have his classes dissect frogs.
The Pet Fairies have one of the most important jobs in Fairyland! Along with their special pets, they make sure that all animals find safe homes with the right owners. But when Jack Frost steals the magical pets, Fairyland is in an uproar!
Lauren Yanofsky doesn't want to be Jewish anymore. Her father, a noted Holocaust historian, keeps giving her Holocaust memoirs to read, and her mother doesn't understand why Lauren hates the idea of Jewish youth camps and family vacations to Holocaust memorials. But when Lauren sees some of her friends--including Jesse, a cute boy she likes--playing Nazi war games, she is faced with a terrible choice: betray her friends or betray her heritage. Told with engaging humor, Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust isn't simply about making tough moral choices. It's about a smart, funny, passionate girl caught up in the turmoil of bad-hair days, family friction, changing friendships, love--and, yes, the Holocaust.
While at her after-school job, Lauren learns that nasty Ginger Kincaid is working at the shop next door, and to make matters worse, Ginger is out to make Patti her new best friend.
One Big Mess! When the Sleepover Friends go to the city for a weekend, they expect it to be pretty exciting. But Lauren gets a real surprise when she opens her suitcase...and finds a gigantic men's undershirt! Poor Lauren - she picked up the wrong bag at the bus station! The bad luck isn't over yet. Stephanie accidentally reads Kate's secret journal, Patti gets trapped alone on a bus, and Stephanie's city friend turns out to be a real snob. Plus, Lauren still doesn't have her clothes back. Will the girls make it through their sleepover without everything going wrong? RL 4 ages 8-12
What a week! Lauren can't believe her bad luck. First, her teacher, Mrs. Mead, announces that everyone's expected to do a project for this year's art fair--and Lauren is a total art klutz! Then, she finds out she's got not one, not two, but three cavities! The rest of the Sleepover Friends try to help Lauren with her art project--and her dental problems. (They even agree to eat rice cakes and drink diet Dr Pepper instead of enjoying their usual sleepover treats!) But it isn't until their new friend, Hope, comes to the rescue that Lauren discovers maybe she's a better artist than she'd thought.
Who wants to live in Nightmare Mansion? Lauren's family is moving to a new house! Her father has found a big, old, run-down place that he hopes to transform into a beautiful home. Lauren is miserable! Moving to "Nightmare Mansion" means being farther away from Patti, Stephanie, and, worst of all, Kate, who's been her almost-next-door-neighbor all her life. But there's no time for moping. Stephanie has gotten the Sleepover Friends involved in tracking down an orphaned princess-who looks suspiciously like Lauren's new neighbor! Is little Maya Jones really Princess Marina of Osterburg?
Wayne Miller believes catching fish and cutting it is men's job and cooking is women's.
Buried treasure! The Sleepover Friends are going on a "dig" with their class! Scientists from a nearby town have uncovered some valuable old artifacts, and they've asked the kids from Riverhurst to help out with the digging. Stephanie isn't thrilled about crawling around in the dirt, but Kate thinks it sounds like fun. Who knows what they might find? The boys in 5B want to dig up a skeleton. Stephanie hopes to find something more useful--like jewelry. But poor Lauren's been having a bad week. She's sure the dig will be a disaster, too--until she finds real treasure!
Indian Mythology Stories for children. Lava and Kusha were the twin sons of Rama and Sita.
Frustrated by her deteriorating love life and the return of a long absent ex husband, Scotia opts for seven days of tranquility and therapeutic massage at a yoga retreat on neighboring Santa Maria Island. But all hopes of finding enlightenment are dashed when Scotia becomes embroiled in a nasty struggle between the spa's innkeeper and her rustic neighbors, a series of "accidents," and what looks like murder. As a brewing storm traps her on the island with terrified guests, Scotia calls on her earthly ingenuity - and some divine justice - to catch a vicious killer and restore everyone's peace of mind, especially her own.
The internationally bestselling author of The Orchid House takes readers from Nazi-occupied Paris to the contemporary glamour of the Cote D'Azur in an emotionally gripping novel of love, duty, and desire. With her dazzling novels The Orchid House and The Girl on the Cliff, Lucinda Riley effortlessly transported readers between distant times and locations and earned accolades from reviewers and readers around the world. In The Lavender Garden, her most powerful novel so far, she tells the mesmerizing tale of heroism and betrayal inside an aristocratic French family across half a century. Le Cote d'Azur, 1998: In the south of France, Emilie de la Martinieres finds herself the sole inheritor of her childhood home, a magnificent chateau and vineyard. With the house comes a mountain of debt--and almost as many questions: What was the purpose of the secret room she finds hidden beneath the wine cellars? Why did her beloved father never speak of his decorated service in Word War II? Why has Emilie always felt at odds with her own family background? Paris, 1944: A British office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is sent to Paris to be part of Churchill's Special Operations Executive during the climax of the Nazi occupation. Separated from the Resistance, she stumbles into a socially prominent family who entertains members of the German elite even as they plot to liberate France. In a city rife with collaborators and Resistance members, Constance's most difficult decision may be determining whom to trust with her heart. As Emilie discovers what really happened to her family during the war and finds a connection to Constance much closer than she suspects, the chateau itself may provide clues that can unlock the mysteries of her past, present, and future.
Holly and her family move to Dimsdale, an old estate in a small New England town, and soon Holly and her twin brother and sister find themselves caught up in the town's history of witchcraft. Includes a reader's guide.
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