Year of publication: 2017
Carla Valentine THE CHICK AND THE DEAD LIFE AND DEATH BEHIND MORTUARY DOORS FOR JONNY, TIL DEATH US DO PART Authors Note When I was a child growing up in a small city, seeing animals flattened at the roadside was a common occurrence. Frequently they would be wild creatures such as birds, squirrels, rats and even the odd hedgehog. But sometimes they were larger animals and clearly beloved pets: cats, for example, or rabbits which had managed to escape the confines of their hutch and garden only ...
Keywords: Medical Personal Memoirs
Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Lokhvitskaya
Year of publication: 2016
Teffi MEMORIES FROM MOSCOW TO THE BLACK SEA Translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, Anne Marie Jackson, and Irina Steinberg Introduction by Edythe Haber BEFORE A MAP OF RUSSIA In a strange house, in a faraway land, her portrait hangs on the wall she herself is dying like a beggar woman, lying on straw, in pain that cant be told. But here she looks as she always did look: young, rich, and draped in that luxurious green cloak in which she was always portrayed. I gaze at your ...
Keywords: personal memoirs
Year of publication: 2011
to my father for my sons And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not. GENESIS 28 : 16 SAY YOU HAVE A SPECIAL CHILD, which in the South means one between Downs and dyslexic. Birth him with his father away on Army maneuvers along East Texas bayous. Give him his only visitor in the military hospital his fathers father, a sometime railroad man, sometime hired gun for Huey Long with a Louisiana Special Police badge. Take the infant to Manhattan, ...
Keywords: 20th Century Authors; American Authors; American - 20th Century Biography Biography & Autobiography General Literary Personal Memoirs Richard; Mark
Year of publication: 2013
Sylvain Tesson CONSOLATIONS OF THE FOREST Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale To Arnaud Humann For I belong to the forests and solitude. KNUT HAMSUN Pan Freedom is always available. One need only pay the price for it. HENRY DE MONTHERLANT Cahiers, 1957 A Sidestep Id promised myself that before I turned forty I would live as a hermit deep in the woods. I went to spend six months in a Siberian cabin on the shores of Lake Baikal, on the tip of North ...
Keywords: Essays and Travelogues Personal Memoirs Russia Travel
Year of publication: 2010
Maria Tumarkin OTHERLAND A Journey with My Daughter PROLOGUE IT IS ON THE train from Russia to Ukraine that the moment I have been waiting for finally comes, and Billie refuses to use the toilet, point-blank. She will hold on, she says: she was not born a woman for nothing. The problem, I discover, is not the soggy brown rug thrown over a hole in the toilets floor, but something that inhabits a hole in the toilets wall something my daughter, with the full force of her adolescent pessimism, has ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Family Personal Memoirs Special Interest Travel
Year of publication: 2000
John McCain with Mark Zalter FAITH OF MY FATHERS For Doug, Andy, Sidney, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, and Bridget PREFACE A survivor of Auschwitz, Viktor Frankl wrote movingly of how man controls his own destiny when captive to a great evil. Everything can be taken from man but one thing: the last of human freedomsto choose ones own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose ones own way. I have spent much of my life choosing my own attitude, often carelessly, often for no better reason ...
Keywords: Biography and Autobiography General History Military Personal Memoirs Political
Year of publication: 2014
Prescription: Murder Volume 1 of 3 By Alan Hynd with Noel Hynd Murder is like potato chips: you cant stop with just one. Stephen King, Under the Dome Introduction My father, Alan Hynd 19031974 was one of the foremost true crime writers of his day. Over a career that spanned almost fifty years, he wrote close to two dozen published books, probably more than a thousand magazine articles, several radio and TV shows and a couple of films. It was not a bad lifes work it was just mostly about bad ...
Keywords: & & Biographies Mayhem Memoirs Murder serial killers True Crime
Year of publication: 2011
Battle hymn of the tiger mother by Amy Chua For Sophia and Louisa And for Katrin Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Part One Chapter 1 The Chinese Mother Chapter 2 Sophia Chapter 3 Louisa Chapter 4 The Chuas Chapter 5 On Generational Decline Chapter 6 The Virtuous Circle Chapter 7 Tiger Luck Chapter 8 Lulus Instrument Chapter 9 The Violin Chapter 10 Teeth Marks and Bubbles Chapter 11 The Little White Donkey Chapter 12 The Cadenza Part Two Chapter 13 Coco Chapter ...
Keywords: !done! & Asian American Studies Autobiography Biography Biography China Chinese American women Chua; Amy Cultural Heritage Ethnic Studies General mothers Mothers - United States Mothers and Daughters Mothers and daughters - China Mothers and daughters - United States Personal Memoirs Social Science United States
Year of publication: 2013
Peter Evans and Ava Gardner AVA GARDNER The Secret Conversations For my family. Peter Evans Prologue Her phone calls in the middle of the night had fallen into a habit. I picked up the receiver on the first ring, an old newspapermans trick. Did I wake you, honey she asked softly, without preamble. Its 3 A.M., I said, checking my watch. Of course you didnt wake me. Its me, she said. I know its you, Ava. No one else in the world sounded like Ava Gardner. Nobody I knew anyway. There was always a ...
Keywords: & & Autobiography Biography Entertainment Movie Star nonfiction Performing Arts Personal Memoirs Retail
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Year of publication: 2008
LIBBIE MARSHS THREE ERAS BYELIZABETH GASKELL ERA I VALENTINES DAY Last November but one, there was a flitting in our neighbourhood hardly a flitting, after all, for it was only a single person changing her place of abode from one lodging to another and instead of a cartload of drawers and baskets, dressers and beds, with old king clock at the top of all, it was only one large wooden chest to be carried after the girl, who moved slowly and heavily along the streets, listless and depressed, more ...
Keywords: & Autobiography Biography Personal Memoirs