The Water Is Wide

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Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453203907
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The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy

Original Title: The Water Is Wide

New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

Limited Edition The Casual Vacancy

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Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Nanmeebooks
ISBN: 616041139X
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Limited Edition The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Original Title: Limited Edition The Casual Vacancy

เมื่อแบร์รี แฟร์บราเทอร์ ตายลงอย่างกะทันหันในวัยสี่สิบต้น ๆ เมืองเล็ก ๆ ในประเทศอังกฤษที่ชื่อแพกฟอร์ดก็ตกอยู่ในอาการขวัญผวา แพกฟอร์ดนั้นดูเผิน ๆ เหมือนว่าจะเป็นชนบทอังกฤษที่แสนสุข แต่เบื้องหลังของ ฉากหน้านั้น นี่เป็นเมืองแห่งสงคราม คนรวยทำสงครามกับคนจน วัยรุ่นทำสงคราม กับพ่อแม่ภรรยากับสามี ครูกับนักเรียน...แพกฟอร์ดไม่ได้เป็นอย่างที่เห็นในตอนแรกและที่นั่งในสภาที่ว่างลงเพราะการจากไปของแบร์รีนั้นจะกลายเป็น ชนวนของสงครามใหญ่สุดที่เมืองนี้เคยมีมา ใครจะเป็นผู้นำชั้ยในการเลือกตั้งที่ความกระหาย การตีสองหน้าและการเปิดโปงที่คาดไม่ถึง เป็นเรื่อง ที่กระตุ้นให้คิด และนำความประหลาดใจมาให้ผู้อ่านครั้งแล้วครั้งเล่า

On The Water

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Author: Guy de la Valdene
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493016253
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On The Water by Guy de la Valdene

Original Title: On The Water

From the acclaimed author of Fragrance of Grass comes a meditation on water and nature, fishing and growing older. On the Water is a gorgeously written collection of essays that all take place on or near the water and pay tribute to the flora and fauna associated with those ecosystems. There are essays about the finer points of tickling rainbow trout in the streams of Normandy, and of eagles and ospreys fishing for bass while barely breaking the surface of the water. There are stories of droughts and floods, of dogs and boats, of worms and rattlesnakes and even of catching and cooking soft-shell turtles that taste like osso-bucco. There is fishing and diving in the Bahamas, tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys, and fly fishing for sailfish in Central America. And there are larger-than-life personalities that are bigger than the fish tales they tell! On the Water is a finely honed and well crafted collection of tales for the true sportsman and makes for a perfect companion volume to la Valdene’s celebrated collection of essays on hunting.

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Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Nanmeebooks
ISBN: 9749906683
Size: 24.13 MB
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by Philip Pullman

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เมื่อโรเจอร์เพื่อนรักถูกขบวนการร้าย "ตัวกินเด็ก" จับตัวไป ไลราและภูตประจำตัวของเธอ จึงตัดสินใจออกเดินทาง ไปช่วยเขา ไลราเข้าร่วมกับพวกยิปซี ที่จะไปตามหาลูก ๆ ของตัวเองเช่นกัน ทั้งหมดเดินทางขึ้นเหนือตามรอยของ พวกตัวกินเด็ก โดยได้รับความช่วยเหลือจากแม่มด นักบอลลูน และหมีสวมเกราะ ที่กลายมาเป็นพื่อนรักของไลรา ในการเดินทางอันยาวไกลครั้งนี้ ไลราได้ค้นพบความจริงอันน่าตื่นตะลึงหลายอย่าง ทั้งเรื่องพ่อแม่ของเธอ ความลับของพวกตัวกินเด็ก เรื่องเกี่ยวกับ "ฝุ่นธุลี" และวิธีเดินทางไปสู่จักรวาลคู่ขนานที่ไม่มีใครรู้จักมาก่อน

The Lords Of Discipline

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Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453203982
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The Lords Of Discipline by Pat Conroy

Original Title: The Lords Of Discipline

A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface. Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way.

The Prince Of Tides

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Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453204024
Size: 64.78 MB
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The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy

Original Title: The Prince Of Tides

Pat Conroy’s New York Times–bestselling Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy. As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.

Tales Out Of School

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Author: Jo Keroes
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809322381
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Tales Out Of School by Jo Keroes

Original Title: Tales Out Of School

Jo Keroes's scope is wide: she examines the teacher as represented in fiction and film in works ranging from the twelfth-century letters of Abelard and Heloise to contemporary films such as Dangerous Minds and Educating Rita. And from the twelfth through the twentieth century, Keroes shows, the teaching encounter is essentially erotic. Tracing the roots of eros from cultural as well as psychological perspectives, Keroes defines erotic in terms broader than the merely sexual. She analyzes ways in which teachers serve as convenient figures on whom to map conflicts about gender, power, and desire. To show how portrayals of men and women differ, she examines pairs of texts, using a film or a novel with a woman protagonist (Up the Down Staircase, for example) as counterpoint to one featuring a male teacher (Blackboard Jungle) or The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie balanced against Dead Poets Society. The portrayals of teachers, like all images a culture presents of itself, reveal much about our private and social selves. Keroes points out authentic accounts of authoritative women teachers who are admired and respected by colleagues and students alike. Real teachers differ from the stereotypes we see in fiction and film, however. Male teachers are often portrayed as heroes in film and fallibly human in fiction, whereas women in either genre are likely to be monstrous or muddled and are virtually never women of color. Among other things, Keroes demonstrates, the tension between reality and representation reveals society's ambivalence about power in the hands of women.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

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Author: Nancy Bercaw
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616726
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture by Nancy Bercaw

Original Title: The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways. The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture.

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