Voices In Summer

Author: Rosamunde Pilcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751558672

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8178

Laura, newly married and ever conscious she may be living in the shadow of her husband Alec's first wife, decides to take a holiday with his family in Cornwall. Through the long hot summer days she is slowly charmed by the beautiful old house and the people she learns to know and love. In time her uneasy spirit is soothed by the sparkling, brilliant sea, and her restless heart finally calmed. But is this new-found tranquillity too good to be true? For with the arrival of an anonymous letter, one accusing her of having an affair, Laura's world is thrown into turmoil . . .

The Carousel

Voices in Summer

Author: Rosamunde Pilcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751547566

Category: Artists

Page: 416

View: 5799

THE CAROUSEL: Prue is intelligent, artistic, independent - and bored. Pressurized by her mother to make a conventional and dull marriage, she is delighted to escape London and seek retreat with her eccentric and bohemian aunt in Cornwall. A chance encounter with an attractive young artist on the sea shore leads to day after idyllic summer's day of exploring the Cornish countryside and coast. But there is something troubling Daniel and Prue, now deeply entangled, feels compelled to discover what it is. VOICES IN SUMMER: Laura, newly married and ever conscious she may be living in the shadow of her husband Alec's first wife, decides to take a holiday with his family in Cornwall. Through the long hot summer days she is slowly charmed by the beautiful old house and the people she learns to know and love. In time her uneasy spirit is soothed by the sparkling, brilliant sea, and her restless heart finally calmed. Only an anonymous letter, accusing her of having an affair, can threaten her new-found tranquillity.

Shadows in Summer

A Novel in Six Voices

Author: Crescent Varrone

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781439251966

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 7434

Shadows in Summer tells the haunting tale of a young woman who returns to her native Denmark, only to be pushed to her breaking point by a series of ghostly events in her new home, Sound House.

All Voices In: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice and Strength

Author: The Metropolitan Soundview High School Creative Writing Class

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304833747

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 5400

The students who authored the memoirs in All Voices In: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Strength were members of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing class at the Metropolitan Soundview High School. For this project, students were asked to create honest and personal narratives about a moment in their lives that resonates with them. The result of this task is a powerful collection of stories that articulate both the challenges and victories that many young people face. While many of the authors featured in this collection have suffered hardship, what shines through is their tremendous strength and spirit. This collection will provide new insight into the lives of teenagers and will help illuminate what it means to be a young person living in the South Bronx.

Voices for the Land

Minnesotans Write about the Places They Love

Author: Brian Peterson

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 0873514327

Category: History

Page: 116

View: 6008

In this extraordinary tribute to the importance of the ordinary places in our lives, fifty-two Minnesotans write about the special, sometimes secret, places that give their lives meaning. For some it is their home or cabin or lake. For others, it's a family farm or neighbourhood park, a backyard garden or north woods trail: all places where we find a personal and spiritual connection to the land. VOICES FOR THE LAND explores this complex relationship by linking these personal essays with striking images captured by award-winning photographer Brian Peterson. This marriage of words, images, and landscape provides a powerful reminder of our deep and abiding connection to the land. The writers share the experience of these favourite places through their senses, from the aching tingle of a cold winter night and the sound of ice 'singing' to the buzz of mosquitoes and the acrid smell of burning peat. The Voices for the Land project, organised by the non-profit group 1000 Friends of Minnesota, encouraged Minnesotans to write about the land they love and to fight for its preservation. The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a selection of these essays, paired with Brian Peterson's photos, in an award-winning series. VOICES FOR THE LAND brings these essays and photos together in book form for the first time.

Voices of a Summer Day

A Novel

Author: Irwin Shaw

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480412449

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 1276

#1 New York Times–bestselling author: On a lazy afternoon in 1964, a Jewish WWII veteran watches his son’s baseball game, and reflects on his past. Benjamin Federov has lived a thoroughly American life. The son of immigrants, husband to a lovely wife, and father to two healthy sons, he is successful in business, and blessed with good health. During a lazy 1964 summer afternoon at his son’s baseball game, Ben reminisces on the triumphs and failures of his past fifty years. He recalls the comedy of his youth and the horrors of World War II, his alienation as a second-generation child in America and the tenderness of his first love. Insightful and evocative, Voices of a Summer Day is an enchanting story about a man’s life and an unforgettable look at the power of memory. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.


Author: Rosamunde Pilcher

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644215014

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 319

September ist in Schottland ein ganz besonderer Monat ... Ein Sommer geht zu Ende, der lange, graue Winter hat noch nicht begonnen: September ist die Zeit glänzender Jagdgesellschaften und Bälle. Anlässlich einer großen Party, die Verena Steynton für ihre Tochter veranstaltet, kehrt die bildschöne Pandora nach Strathcroy ins schottische Hochland zurück. Zwanzig Jahre zuvor war die Schwester von Lord Archie Balmerino über Nacht aus ihrem Heimatort verschwunden. Sie ging mit einem rätselhaften Geheimnis, über das bis zum Tag ihrer Rückkehr niemand ein Wort verlor. Am Abend der Festlichkeiten bricht Pandora ihr Schweigen. Und ein tragisches Schicksal nimmt seinen Lauf ...

The Wonder of Their Voices

The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Author: Alan Rosen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889562

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2676

Over the last several decades, video testimony with aging Holocaust survivors has brought these witnesses into the limelight. Yet the success of these projects has made it seem that little survivor testimony took place in earlier years. In truth, thousands of survivors began to recount their experience at the earliest opportunity. This book provides the first full-length case study of early postwar Holocaust testimony, focusing on David Boder's 1946 displaced persons interview project. In July 1946, Boder, a psychologist, traveled to Europe to interview victims of the Holocaust who were in the Displaced Persons (DP) camps and what he called "shelter houses." During his nine weeks in Europe, Boder carried out approximately 130 interviews in nine languages and recorded them on a wire recorder. Likely the earliest audio recorded testimony of Holocaust survivors, the interviews are valuable today for the spoken word (that of the DP narrators and of Boder himself) and also for the song sessions and religious services that Boder recorded. Eighty sessions were eventually transcribed into English, most of which were included in a self-published manuscript. Alan Rosen sets Boder's project in the context of the postwar response to displaced persons, sketches the dramatic background of his previous life and work, chronicles in detail the evolving process of interviewing both Jewish and non-Jewish DPs, and examines from several angles the implications for the history of Holocaust testimony. Such early postwar testimony, Rosen avers, deserves to be taken on its own terms rather than to be enfolded into earlier or later schemas of testimony. Moreover, Boder's efforts and the support he was given for them demonstrate that American postwar response to the Holocaust was not universally indifferent but rather often engaged, concerned, and resourceful.

Voices in the Band

A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful

Author: Susan C. Ball

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455413

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 5440

"I am an AIDS doctor. When I began that work in 1992, we knew what caused AIDS, how it spread, and how to avoid getting it, but we didn't know how to treat it or how to prevent our patients' seemingly inevitable progression toward death. The stigma that surrounded AIDS patients from the very beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s continued to be harsh and isolating. People looked askance at me: What was it like to work in that kind of environment with those kinds of people? My patients are 'those kinds of people.’ They are an array and a combination of brave, depraved, strong, entitled, admirable, self-centered, amazing, strange, funny, daring, gifted, exasperating, wonderful, and sad. And more. At my clinic most of the patients are indigent and few have had an education beyond high school, if that. Many are gay men and many of the patients use or have used drugs. They all have HIV, and in the early days far too many of them died. Every day they brought us the stories of their lives. We listened to them and we took care of them as best we could."—from the Introduction In 1992, Dr. Susan C. Ball began her medical career taking care of patients with HIV in the Center for Special Studies, a designated AIDS care center at a large academic medical center in New York City. Her unsentimental but moving memoir of her experiences bridges two distinct periods in the history of the epidemic: the terrifying early years in which a diagnosis was a death sentence and ignorance too often eclipsed compassion, and the introduction of antiviral therapies that transformed AIDS into a chronic, though potentially manageable, disease. Voices in the Band also provides a new perspective on how we understand disease and its treatment within the context of teamwork among medical personnel, government agencies and other sources of support, and patients. Deftly bringing back both the fear and confusion that surrounded the disease in the early 1990s and the guarded hope that emerged at the end of the decade, Dr. Ball effectively portrays the grief and isolation felt by both the patients and those who cared for them using a sharp eye for detail and sensitivity to each patient’s story. She also recounts the friendships, humor, and camaraderie that she and her colleagues shared working together to provide the best care possible, despite repeated frustrations and setbacks. As Dr. Ball and the team at CSS struggled to care for an underserved population even after game-changing medication was available, it became clear to them that medicine alone could not ensure a transition from illness to health when patients were suffering from terrible circumstances as well as a terrible disease.

The New Voices in Fiction Sampler

Summer Selection

Author: Joshilyn Jackson,Hazel Gaynor,Mary McNear,Nadia Hashimi,Emmi Itäranta,CJ Hauser,Katherine Harbour,Rebecca Rotert,Holly Brown,M. P. Cooley,Carrie La Seur,Sarah Creech

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062348795

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 4776

New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson presents The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection. This free e-book sampler is a curated volume of excerpts from new and upcoming titles by debut fiction authors you'll want to get familiar with early on. The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection includes: An Introduction from Joshilyn Jackson and an excerpt from her latest novel, Someone Else's Love Story, on sale now. And excerpts from: The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta The From-Aways by CJ Hauser Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley The Home Place by Carrie La Seur Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

Voices in the Wind

Author: Monica Coral Hemstock Crooks,Victoria Neligan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552124509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 9006

An anthology of short stories, poetry, memoirs and excerpts from emerging autobiographies. Includes photographs and sketches.

Asian Voices in English

Author: Mimi Chan,Ray Harris

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622092822

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 2708

A selection of papers presented at the Symposium on English Literature by Asian authors entitled Asian Voices in English held at The University of Hong Kong, 27-30 April 1990. Two kinds of writing experience are focused upon: one is the experience of post-colonial writers, who are re-appropriating the English language for their own cultural purposes. The other is the experience of immigrant writers, who bring an Asian view to bear on the culture of the English-speaking countries in which they live.

Liberating Voices

Writing at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers

Author: Karyn L. Hollis

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325672

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3878

"Hollis provides a thorough ethnography of the Summer School with respect to its place in the social and political history of the 1920s and 1930s and then situates the school's pedagogy within the history of American education and composition instruction.

Voices in Translation

Bridging Cultural Divides

Author: Gunilla M. Anderman

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599824

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 4389

This volume includes contributions on dialect translation as well as other studies concerned with the problems facing the translator in bridging cultural divides.

Various Voices

Prose, Poetry, Politics 1948-2008

Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5277

Various Voices is the only collection of Harold Pinter's prose, poems and political writing to span his career. This new edition includes a remarkable interview in which he reflects on his time as an evacuee in Cornwall during the Second World War, as well as new prose, poems and his Nobel Speech.

Voices of Summer

Ranking Baseball's 101 All-time Best Announcers

Author: Curt Smith

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786714469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 420

View: 6656

The author compiles a list of the top 101 sports announcers, focusing on their coverage of the greatest moments in the game, from the Bobby Thompson "Shot Heard 'Round the World" to the 1988 World Series, covering Dick Enberg, Harry Caray, Mel Allen, and Ernie Harwell, among other announcers. Original.

In Their Siblings’ Voices

White Non-Adopted Siblings Talk About Their Experiences Being Raised with Black and Biracial Brothers and Sisters

Author: Rita J. Simon,Rhonda M. Roorda

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151994X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 5260

In Their Siblings' Voices shares the stories of twenty white non-adopted siblings who grew up with black or biracial brothers and sisters in the late 1960s and 1970s. Belonging to the same families profiled in Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda's In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories and In Their Parents' Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees, these siblings offer their perspectives on the multiracial adoption experience, which, for them, played out against the backdrop of two tumultuous, politically charged decades. Simon and Roorda question whether professionals and adoption agencies adequately trained these children in the challenges presented by blended families, and they ask if, after more than thirty years, race still matters. Few books cover both the academic and the human dimensions of this issue. In Their Siblings' Voices helps readers fully grasp the dynamic of living in a multiracial household and its effect on friends, school, and community.

Voices from Four Directions

Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America

Author: Brian Swann

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803243002

Category: Social Science

Page: 617

View: 3860

Gathers stories and songs from thirty-one native groups in North America, including the Inupiaqs, the Lushoots, the Catawbas, and the Maliseets.

Voices of Native American Educators

Integrating History, Culture, and Language to Improve Learning Outcomes for Native American Students

Author: Sheila T. Gregory

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739183478

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 3080

Voices of Native American Indian Educators: Integrating History, Culture, and Language to Improve Learning Outcomes for Native American Indian Students, edited by Sheila T. Gregory, provides vivid, comprehensive portraits, as well as scholarly quantitative and qualitative research, on the best practices that offer new and practical strategies for teachers to improve the academic performance of Native American Indian students. All of the contributors are Native American Indian educators who have exercised these strategies first-hand.