I Am Your Sister

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199712182
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book I Am Your Sister written by Rudolph P. Byrd and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-21 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet; she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century. Her writings and speeches grappled with an impressive broad list of topics, including sexuality, race, gender, class, disease, the arts, parenting, and resistance, and they have served as a transformative and important foundation for theorists and activists in considering questions of power and social justice. Lorde embraced difference, and at each turn she emphasized the importance of using it to build shared strength among marginalized communities. I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde's non-fiction prose, written between 1976 and 1990, and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde's intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change. Presented here, for the first time in print, is a major body of Lorde's speeches and essays, along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde's landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. Together, these writings reveal Lorde's commitment to a radical course of thought and action, situating her works within the women's, gay and lesbian, and African American Civil Rights movements. They also place her within a continuum of black feminists, from Sojourner Truth, to Anna Julia Cooper, Amy Jacques Garvey, Lorraine Hansberry, and Patricia Hill Collins. I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks on Lorde's political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society.

Four Wives

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1446473775
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (446 users)

Download or read book Four Wives written by Wendy Walker and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-07-11 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet: Gayle Beck, the matriarch of Hunting Ridge society, who struggles to reconcile her picture-perfect life with a numbing sense of unfulfilment; Love Welsh, adoring mother, who battles with memories of a childhood lived in the shadow of a genius father; Marie Passeti, over-stretched divorce lawyer and mother, who has lost her passion for life and for her husband; and Janie Kirk, yummy mummy, whose quest for acceptance knows no bounds. In a world where happiness comes second to appearances, their domestic discontent spirals into an irreversible course of risk-taking, secrecy and self-destruction. For these four wives perfection is just a façade and behind closed doors infidelity, self-doubt and deceit run rife.

Your Sister in the Gospel

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019933868X
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book Your Sister in the Gospel written by Quincy D. Newell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Dear Brother," Jane Manning James wrote to Joseph F. Smith in 1903, "I take this opportunity of writing to ask you if I can get my endowments and also finish the work I have begun for my dead.... Your sister in the Gospel, Jane E. James." A faithful Latter-day Saint since her conversion sixty years earlier, James had made this request several times before, to no avail, and this time she would be just as unsuccessful, even though most Latter-day Saints were allowed to participate in the endowment ritual in the temple as a matter of course. James, unlike most Mormons, was black. For that reason, she was barred from performing the temple rituals that Latter-day Saints believe are necessary to reach the highest degrees of glory after death. A free black woman from Connecticut, James positioned herself at the center of LDS history with uncanny precision. After her conversion, she traveled with her family and other converts from the region to Nauvoo, Illinois, where the LDS church was then based. There, she took a job as a servant in the home of Joseph Smith, the founder and first prophet of the LDS church. When Smith was killed in 1844, Jane found employment as a servant in Brigham Young's home. These positions placed Jane in proximity to Mormonism's most powerful figures, but did not protect her from the church's racially discriminatory policies. Nevertheless, she remained a faithful member until her death in 1908. Your Sister in the Gospel is the first scholarly biography of Jane Manning James or, for that matter, any black Mormon. Quincy D. Newell chronicles the life of this remarkable yet largely unknown figure and reveals why James's story changes our understanding of American history.

A Plain Leaving (The Sisters of Lancaster County Book #1)

Publisher : Bethany House
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ISBN : 1493411950
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

Download or read book A Plain Leaving (The Sisters of Lancaster County Book #1) written by Leslie Gould and published by Bethany House. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gould Offers a New Amish Series in Idyllic Lancaster County At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who'd been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway. Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father's funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions--yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can't help but wonder what might have been. Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?

Pleasuring The Prince

Publisher : Zebra Books
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ISBN : 1420129252
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (42 users)

Download or read book Pleasuring The Prince written by Patricia Grasso and published by Zebra Books . This book was released on 2006-04-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author Patricia Grasso delivers breathtaking romance and adventure in this new addition to her Kasanov brothers series, a tale of dark intrigue and steamy desire that proves love only conquers when surrender is inevitable. . . Fancy Flambeau is the darling of the London stage, and captures the eye of every gentleman charmed by her beauty. Fancy, however, refuses to be any man's mistress, though Prince Stepan Kazanov relishes the opportunity to change her mind and show her the delights of sensual pleasure. Tempting as his whispered promises may be, Fancy vows to avoid the heartbreaking fate that befell her mother when she gave her love to a selfish aristocrat. But Stepan's games of seduction take a serious turn when terror sweeps through London. A killer dubbed the Rose Petal Murderer is preying upon pretty young women. Desperate to keep Fancy safe, Stepan abducts her from the city, and soon the heat of anger and long-denied passion melt into ecstasy. Yet the bliss they find in each other's arms may not be enough to make Fancy forget the past--or protect them both from the dangers that come from denying a love that is meant to be. . .

Three Sisters of Stanhavon Castle: Inspirational Regency Romance

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ISBN : 1647197899
Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (647 users)

Download or read book Three Sisters of Stanhavon Castle: Inspirational Regency Romance written by Carolyn R Scheidies and published by BookLocker.com, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-10-30 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three sisters have been raised by their loving Uncle Rupert, the Marquis of Stanhavon, since the death of their parents. Though Stanhavon Castle is a crumbling ruin and the war left the family coffers practically empty, the Marquis raised the girls with an independent spirit and faith. On his death, they are left to fend for themselves. Jerusalem (Jerri) is the oldest. At 19 she wonders how she’ll care for her younger siblings, especially when their new, handsome, lawyer has few helpful ideas. Bethlehem, Beth, only a year younger, is a healer, but what is she to do when the new doctor doesn’t believe a young innocent woman should be in the medical profession? Sara at 17 struggles with her health, but she is determined to save the castle. What will she do that when an heir suddenly shows up, and he wants to destroy the castle for a wrong done his branch of the family generations earlier? The three young women deal with their situation in various ways as three different men enter their lives. A Regency Romance that deals with misunderstandings, danger, and more as the sisters learn God’s plans are very different from their own. ...And much better.

How to Survive an Italian Family

Publisher : Perigee
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ISBN : 9780399513596
Pages : 96 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (513 users)

Download or read book How to Survive an Italian Family written by Rick Detorie and published by Perigee. This book was released on 1987 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a humorous view of the everyday problems of the family life of Italian Americans

The Missionary Oblate Sisters

Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN : 9780773529793
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (529 users)

Download or read book The Missionary Oblate Sisters written by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2005 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an important feminist study, Rosa Bruno-Jofre offers a sensitive and nuanced picture of how a women's organization, the Missionary Oblate Sisters, a bilingual teaching congregation in Manitoba, dealt with both the larger patriarchal structures and the differing views, traditions, and attitudes of Sisters from disparate French Canadian communities in Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the United States. Bruno-Jofre draws extensively from private archives and oral histories to bring to light the inner life of the congregation and their educational work. She demonstrates that the Sisters played an important role in building a French Canadian identity in Manitoba and Quebec and provides a glimpse of their complex relationship with the oblate Fathers including their role as auxiliaries in the residential schools. The book concludes with an analysis of the efforts of the Congregation since 1973 to reformulate its vision and mission within the framework of Vatican II and the desire "to live" as a community that motivated the sisters to revisit their memories and their interpretation of the past.

The Inclusive Bible

Publisher : Government Institutes
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ISBN : 9781580512428
Pages : 808 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (512 users)

Download or read book The Inclusive Bible written by Priests for Equality and published by Government Institutes. This book was released on 2009-03-16 with total page 808 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seeking to be faithful to the original languages, Priests for Equality have sought new and non-sexist ways to express the same ancient truths. The Inclusive Bible is a fresh, dynamic translation into modern English, carefully crafted to let the power and poetry of the language shine forth-particularly when read aloud-giving it an immediacy and intimacy rarely found in traditional translations of the Bible.

The Lost Sisters Volume 1

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1304732746
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (34 users)

Download or read book The Lost Sisters Volume 1 written by RC Pinnell and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Only the Strong Survive

Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 9780253217042
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (217 users)

Download or read book Only the Strong Survive written by Jerry Butler and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " --Chicago Tribune"More than an autobiography, Only the Strong Survive is a glimpse at the political and social climate of the times which shaped the life of one man." --Ebony

Inside American Gods

Publisher : Chronicle Books
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ISBN : 145215614X
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

Download or read book Inside American Gods written by Emily Haynes and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2018-11-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Starz American Gods — looking behind the scenes Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The bestselling and most beloved novel, American Gods, is now a critically acclaimed Starz television series. In this official companion to the series, Gaiman fans will see behind the scenes of this compelling, surreal show in which Old Gods and New Gods battle for the hearts and minds of modern-day people. Inside American Gods dives deep into the show's character development and world building. Inside American Gods features interviews with actors Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, and Ian McShane, revealing how they brought this cult favorite to the screen. Packed with previously unpublished set photos, concept art, and production designs: Inside American Gods covers Season 1—as well as a teaser of exclusive content for Season 2—in a spectacular hardcover package sure to please fans of the book and the series. Fans of books such as Claimed by Gods, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, and Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things will appreciate Emily Hayne's Inside American Gods ©2018 FremantleMedia. All rights reserved. American Gods and related trademarks are the property of FremantleMedia.

Squirrels

Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN : 0801884020
Pages : 183 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Squirrels written by Richard W. Thorington and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2006-08-28 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description

The French language simplified. Lond. &c., 1856, cm.18

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Download or read book The French language simplified. Lond. &c., 1856, cm.18 written by Louis Nottelle and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 0399549757
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (399 users)

Download or read book Wonder Woman: Warbringer written by Leigh Bardugo and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2017-08-29 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The award-winning DC Icons story of the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO. "You’ll enjoy this book whether you’re a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general." —Hypable She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. "Feminism is the invisible jet powering this literary revamp of the Amazon princess." —The New York Times Book Review "Warning: This novel about the young super hero crossing paths with a seemingly ordinary—but seriously powerful—girl may result in multiple fist pumps." —Seventeen Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose: • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu • Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas • Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña

A Turbulent Voyage

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780939693528
Pages : 630 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (693 users)

Download or read book A Turbulent Voyage written by Floyd Windom Hayes and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2000 with total page 630 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology is designed to introduce the reader to the contours and content of African American Studies. The text and readings included here not only impart information but seek as their foremost goal to precipitate in the reader an awareness of the complex and changing character of the African American experience-its origins, developments, and future challenges. The book aims to engage readers in the critical analysis of a broad spectrum of subjects, themes, and issues-ancient and medieval Africa, Western European domination and African enslavement, resistance to oppression, African American expressive culture, family and educational policies, economic and political matters, and the importance of ideas. The materials included in this anthology comprise a discussion of some of the fundamental problems and prospects related to the African American experience that deserve attention in a course in African American Studies. African American Studies is a broad field concerned with the examination of the black experience, both historically and presently. Hence, the subjects, themes, and issues included in this text transcend the narrow confines of traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. In selecting materials for this book, Floyd W. Hayes was guided by a developmental or historical approach in the general compilation of each section's readings. By doing so, the author hopes that the reader will be enabled to arrive at a critical understanding of the conditions and forces that have influenced the African American experience. A Collegiate Press book