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The Shade of My Own Tree

The Shade of My Own Tree

  • Author: Sheila Williams
  • Publisher: One World
  • ISBN: 9780307545688
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Beloved author Sheila Williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at them—and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live in . . . The courage to change doesn’t come easy. When Opal Sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after fifteen years, she has only her dreams in her pocket. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. Like Opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance. So Opal opens her doors—and her heart—to a parade of unforgettable characters. There’s sassy Bette Smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered Gloria and her devilish son, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named “Bear” who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, who doesn’t mind hanging out with an OBBWA (old black broad with an attitude). It is Jack who helps Opal understand a funny thing about life: You can’t move forward if you keep looking back. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree

Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree

  • Author: Marylou Kelly Streznewski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781950462520
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 86
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As we read Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree, we feel the fullness of time, a life lived in the close company of others. Here are the poems of strong woman, a poet who brings grace and beauty to open our hearts to the familiar; the voices of family members, the importance of friendships, the pleasure of literary connection and the gravity of politics. "Death is such a sneak," Streznewski tells us, just before she writes, "I sit in the driver's seat." In her amazing poem Granddaughter's Moon, we are taken "far inside" a new-born child, a home, a neighborhood, the universe. What gifts! -Myra Shapiro, author of Twelve Floors Above the Earth What peaceful pleasure Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree gives me. Marylou Kelly Streznewski writes with the gentle wisdom of family love and ripe old age. As one of her speakers reflects, "I have bargained with the Hag / bartered with the Old Man and / earned the right to stand here in the sun." These are poems to savor and return to. They cast a glow on the soul. -Lynn Levin author of Miss Plastique These poems chronicle a disappearing America, and the hope and heartache of having lived through the Twentieth Century. Simultaneously nostalgic and forward-looking, Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree looks unflinchingly at the world with a mix of humor and pathos and explores the possibilities of language to get it right. These are poems of human frailty and human hope. -Gerry LaFemina author of Little Heretic

In the Shade of an Acacia Tree

In the Shade of an Acacia Tree

Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959

  • Author: Frank L. Lambrecht
  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9780871691941
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 418
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In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees: A Tale of the First Venus War (a steampunk short story)

In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees: A Tale of the First Venus War (a steampunk short story)

  • Author: J.P. Medved
  • Publisher: J.P. Medved
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 40
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Venus in 1887 is no paradise. Hardy colonists eke out a meager living cultivating blue Kosh root to ship back to Earth via aether transit, and traders and explorers brave the deadly foliage and even deadlier fauna of the Aphrodite continent's inner forests in search of riches. Lieutenant Albo Collins has just come to Venus straight from graduating West Point, and the young officer craves more to do than cleaning drunks off the streets of New Philadelphia. When the governor orders the First Venusian Colonial Infantry to the northern border of the colony Collins gets his wish, but as he marches into the unexplored wilderness hot on the trail of Federalist raiders, he has little idea what horrors await him, in the shade of the Ishtar trees. In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees is a 10,000 word (40 pages) steampunk novella.

In the Shade of the Mango Tree

In the Shade of the Mango Tree

Oil, Politics and Murder in the Congo

  • Author: David Porter
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477108556
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 228
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"It's a compelling, gleeful premise, and Porter has created a good over-arching plot, which hops from one continent to another with a kind of delighted ease. However, it is the characters that really make the novel. They're wellobserved, clearly differentiated and great company One wonders how many of them are drawn from his own experience Porter is a really good writer."

A Light Within

A Light Within

Selected Poems of Harbhajan Singh

  • Author: Haribhajan Singh
  • Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
  • ISBN: 9788126005406
  • Category:
  • Page: 124
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In This Volume, There Are Poems In Which The Crucifix And The Prophet Mohammad Become Symbols Of Spiritual Strength. Most Of The Poems In This Book Have Been Chosen In Consultation With The Poet Himself From Eight Volumes Of Verse That Have Appeared Over About Three Decades, And Are The Most Representative Of PoetýS Creative Output.

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales

Including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony, of the Natives, and of Its Natural Productions

  • Author: Watkin Tench
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108039146
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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A 1793 account of the settlement in Port Jackson, New South Wales, by a member of the First Fleet.

Life & Exploits of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Life & Exploits of Don Quixote de la Mancha

  • Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Knights and knighthood
  • Page: 598
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The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

  • Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,Thomas Roscoe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The history and adventures of the renowned don Quixote: from the Span., by T. Smollett. To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by T. Roscoe. Illustr. by G. Cruikshank

The history and adventures of the renowned don Quixote: from the Span., by T. Smollett. To which is prefixed a memoir of the author, by T. Roscoe. Illustr. by G. Cruikshank

  • Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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