The Magic of Ordinary Days

The Magic of Ordinary Days
Author: Ann Howard Creel
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-06-25
ISBN: 1101126965
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Ordinary Days Book Excerpt:

Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.

Sharing a Thought with Lagniappe

Sharing a Thought with Lagniappe
Author: Rose C. Miller
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN: 9781456874506
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing a Thought with Lagniappe Book Excerpt:

We see many devotional books written today with hopes of getting God’s children to be a devout servant. The church has many spiritual anemic members living day after day on a poor diet of the Holy Scriptures. The idea to write a devotional book came to me under the power of the Holy Spirit. The devotional thoughts with lagniappe came as I gave myself fully to my Lord. Under His leadership, I moved forward in obedience to share my love for the lost and never once had difficulty writing with Parkinson´s. Very few people knew how to spell “lagniappe”, while most everyone knew what it meant and enjoyed the practice of giving or receiving the small extra gift. These devotional thoughts are written in a simple way so to appeal and be understood by all age groups. There is nothing complicated about the love of God. Share the lagniappe with a hug, smile, tender touch, kindness, small gifts, and love.

A Gift from Grandpa

A Gift from Grandpa
Author: James J. Brown
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1973680351
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gift from Grandpa Book Excerpt:

A Gift from Grandpa is a book of poetry reflecting the blessings of family, the beauty and challenge of daily life, and the hope of eternity. His poems tell the story through personal experiences, observations, and humorous anecdotes. They are written as a remembrance for his family, and as an encouragement to all families traveling this journey.

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days
Author: Leo Ou-fan Lee,Esther Yuk-ying Lee
Publsiher: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 9882371965
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Days Book Excerpt:

The memoir Ordinary Days by the scholar and critic Leo Ou-fan Lee and his wife Esther Lee Yuk Ying brings to this Hong Kong series an intensely personal touch, consciously echoing the great sentimental memoir of the eighteenth century, Shen Fu's Six Chapters of a Floating Life. With disarming candour, Leo and Esther lay bare their hearts to share with us their story of love and suffering, charting in a series of memorable chapters their shared spiritual quest. Set partly against the recent backdrop of some of Hong Kong's most turbulent years, partly in the far-flung diaspora of the Chinese intelligentsia, this is a revealing record of the inner life of a highly cultivated modern Chinese couple.

Asians in Colorado

Asians in Colorado
Author: William Wei
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 0295806362
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asians in Colorado Book Excerpt:

Providing the most comprehensive examination to date of Asians in the Centennial State, William Wei addresses a wide range of experiences, from anti-Chinese riots in late nineteenth-century Denver to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Amache concentration camp to the more recent influx of Southeast Asian refugees and South Asian tech professionals. Drawing on a wealth of historical sources, Wei reconstructs what life was like for the early Chinese and Japanese pioneers, and he pays special attention to the different challenges faced by those in urban versus rural areas. The result is a groundbreaking approach that helps us better understand how Asians survived—and thrived—in an often hostile environment. Offering a fresh perspective on how cycles of persecution are repeated, Wei reveals how the treatment of Asian Americans resonates with the experiences of other marginalized groups in American society. His study sheds light not only on the Asian American experience but also on the development of Colorado and the greater American West.

Just an Ordinary Day

Just an Ordinary Day
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN: 0241257956
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just an Ordinary Day Book Excerpt:

A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly

Ordinary Day Remarkable God

Ordinary Day  Remarkable God
Author: Rhonda Kane
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 1664209034
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Day Remarkable God Book Excerpt:

This is not a typical devotional book. There is no ten-step program inside to better yourself. It is not a deep theological study. It is not an end to all trials or an answer to all problems. This book is a collection of stories, prayers, and reflections. They are honest, vulnerable, sometimes dramatic, sometimes humorous, and sometimes sad, but they are real. They point to Him. No matter what adventures we travel through, our Maker and Creator is always with us. He isn’t looking for extraordinary people. He is not looking for the exceptional and the elite. He is the exceptional and the elite. He is just wanting us to walk alongside Him.

A Companion to American Agricultural History

A Companion to American Agricultural History
Author: R. Douglas Hurt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2022-05-11
ISBN: 1119632242
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to American Agricultural History Book Excerpt:

Provides a solid foundation for understanding American agricultural history and offers new directions for research A Companion to American Agricultural History addresses the key aspects of America’s complex agricultural past from 8,000 BCE to the first decades of the twenty-first century. Bringing together more than thirty original essays by both established and emerging scholars, this innovative volume presents a succinct and accessible overview of American agricultural history while delivering a state-of-the-art assessment of modern scholarship on a diversity of subjects, themes, and issues. The essays provide readers with starting points for their exploration of American agricultural history—whether in general or in regards to a specific topic—and highlights the many ways the agricultural history of America is of integral importance to the wider American experience. Individual essays trace the origin and development of agricultural politics and policies, examine changes in science, technology, and government regulations, offer analytical suggestions for new research areas, discuss matters of ethnicity and gender in American agriculture, and more. This Companion: Introduces readers to a uniquely wide range of topics within the study of American agricultural history Provides a narrative summary and a critical examination of field-defining works Introduces specific topics within American agricultural history such as agrarian reform, agribusiness, and agricultural power and production Discusses the impacts of American agriculture on different groups including Native Americans, African Americans, and European, Asian, and Latinx immigrants Views the agricultural history of America through new interdisciplinary lenses of race, class, and the environment Explores depictions of American agriculture in film, popular music, literature, and art A Companion to American Agricultural History is an essential resource for introductory students and general readers seeking a concise overview of the subject, and for graduate students and scholars wanting to learn about a particular aspect of American agricultural history.

Insights of a Father Ordinary Days Extraordinary Life

Insights of a Father   Ordinary Days  Extraordinary Life
Author: Michael Connor
Publsiher: Michael Conor
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0983177007
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights of a Father Ordinary Days Extraordinary Life Book Excerpt:

Internationally renowned trainer and facilitator Connor has compiled more than 1,000 stories, messages, and life lessons gained from his children. This edition, the first of three volumes, features 60 of his favorite insights from his daughters' preschool years.

The Whole Library Handbook 5

The Whole Library Handbook 5
Author: George M. Eberhart
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0838910904
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole Library Handbook 5 Book Excerpt:

The Whole Library Handbook, now in its fifth edition, is an encyclopedia filled with facts, tips, lists, and resources essential for library professionals and information workers of all kinds, all carefully handpicked to reflect the most informative, practical, up-to-date, and entertaining examples of library literature. Organized in easy-to-find categories, this unique compendium covers all areas of librarianship from academic libraries to teen services, from cataloging to copyright, and from gaming to social media. Selections include Facts and figures on library workers Bookmobile guidelines 100 great libraries of the world Job search and recruitment techniques, and advice on how to deal with tough economic times Tips on writing articles and book reviews Fun with cataloging rules Famous librarians’ favorite books Covering a huge spectrum of librariana, this one-of-a-kind volume is both educational and entertaining.

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

The Gift of an Ordinary Day
Author: Katrina Kenison
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009-09-07
ISBN: 0446558095
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of an Ordinary Day Book Excerpt:

The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition, with boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, and an attempt to find a deeper sense of place—and a slower pace—in a small New England town. This is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers—holding on, letting go. Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all. The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days

An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN: 0292723067
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days Book Excerpt:

"In An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days, best-selling mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert invites us to revisit one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, 2008, through the lens of 365 ordinary days in which her reading, writing, and thinkingabout issues in the wider world--from wars and economic recession to climate change--caused her to reconsider and reshape daily practices in her personal life. Albert's journal provides an engaging account of how the business of being a successful working writer blends with her rural life in the Texas Hill Country and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. As her eclectic daily reading ranges across topics from economics, food production, and oil and energy policy to poetry, place, and the writinglife, Albert becomes increasingly concerned about the natural world and the threats facing it, especially climate change and resource depletion. Asking herself, 'What does it mean? And what should I do about it",' she determines practical steps to take, such as growing more food in her garden, and also helps us to readers make sense of these issues and consider what our own responses might be. A thoughtful and thought-provoking 'book of days,' amplified with reading lists and quotations from a wide diversity of writers, An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days is a must-have addition for everyone's collection of writers' journals"--Cover, p. 4.

Our Life With Che A Walk on the Wild Side

Our Life With Che  A Walk on the Wild Side
Author: Martha Drewes
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-02-06
ISBN: 164471292X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Life With Che A Walk on the Wild Side Book Excerpt:

Ché was not an ordinary cat; he was a Savannah cat, a super cat! On the day that he walked out of the woods and into our lives, we had no idea what a wild ride lay ahead of us. These are the adventures of a part African wild cat in the "jungle" of the Ozark Mountains. This book is a must read for true cat lovers.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors
Author: Jerry Roberts
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2009-06-05
ISBN: 0810863782
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors Book Excerpt:

From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

Write to TV

Write to TV
Author: Martie Cook
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 1134648367
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write to TV Book Excerpt:

Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain access to sample outlines, script pages, checklists, and countless other invaluable resources that will help you break into the industry and put you on the path to immediate success. In Write to TV, Second Edition industry veteran Martie Cook offers practical advice on writing innovative television scripts that will allow you to finally get that big idea out of your head and onto the screen. This new edition has been updated to include: Tips and techniques from industry vets Jay Leno, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, David Magee, Susan Rovner, Tal Rabinowitz, Jonathan Littman, Peter Jankowski, Steve Stark, and Doug Herzog that you can immediately apply to your own projects Expanded coverage of writing pilots, pitching, writing webisodes, writing for tweens, writing for late night, and rewriting Useful advice for navigating the confusing television hierarchy, including how to network, get an agent, land that first writing job, and even "do lunch" 25 new interviews with writers and producers of hit shows such as New Girl, Parks and Recreation, The Blacklist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and many more An all new companion website (www.writetotv.com) featuring blog updates, industry trends, a Q&A discussion forum with the author, and many other resources

World War II in Literature for Youth

World War II in Literature for Youth
Author: Patricia Hachten Wee,Robert James Wee
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810853010
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II in Literature for Youth Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.

Movies Made for Television

Movies Made for Television
Author: Alvin H. Marill
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-10-11
ISBN: 9780810876590
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Movies Made for Television Book Excerpt:

Supplementing Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004, this new volume contains entries on an additional 400 television films and mini-series produced between 2005 and 2009. Each entry includes extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor) and a complete cast and character listing.

The Arms of God

The Arms of God
Author: Lynne Hinton
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN: 1466883413
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arms of God Book Excerpt:

Alice is making her daughter dinner when her mother Olivia, who left her at a day care center when she was four-years-old, appears at her door. Although Alice has managed to navigate an unforgiving foster care system to build a good life for herself, she has never really recovered from her mother's disappearance. Olivia's sudden reappearance is like a quiet, unexplained gift. Over the next couple of weeks Alice asks Olivia to dinner. Olivia is always dropped off by a friend and sits peacefully as Alice and her daughter talk over the meal. One afternoon Alice gets a call from the hospital telling her that Olivia is dead. The only identification the hospital could find was Alice's number with the word "daughter" written underneath it. She goes to pick up Olivia's things and finds the key to her apartment. It is here that the mystery of Olivia's past is slowly uncovered and Alice begins to understand how the power of hatred can hold a woman down and how the power of friendship can lift her up again. Not since her bestselling book The Friendship Cake has Hinton created characters who are so filled with heartache and fragile hope, that they will become a permanent part of the reader's life.

Freeman s Love

Freeman s Love
Author: John Freeman
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1611858917
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeman s Love Book Excerpt:

Day by day, tweet by tweet, it often feels like our world is run on hate. Invective. Cruelty and sadism. But is it possible the greatest and most powerful force is love? In the newest issue of this acclaimed series, Freeman's Love asks this question, bringing together literary heavyweights like Richard Russo, Anne Carson, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Haruki Murakami, Tommy Orange and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk alongside emerging writers such as Andres Felipe Solano and Semezdin Mehmedinovic. Together, the pieces comprise a stunning exploration of the complexities of love, tracing it from its earliest stirrings, to the forbidden places where it emerges against reason, to loss so deep it changes the color of perception. In a time of contentiousness and flagrant abuse, this issue promises what only love can bring: a balm of complexity and warmth.

Team Us

Team Us
Author: Ashleigh Slater
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 0802490700
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team Us Book Excerpt:

What are you agreeing to when you say “I do”? When a couple promises “I do,” they agree to more than just a shared last name, a joint bank account, and no more dateless nights. This husband and wife duo forms a new team. “Life together” becomes their mantra. Nothing can come between them. At least, that’s the plan. But then real life sets in, bringing with it disappointments and frustrations. If the couple isn’t intentional in their day-to-day interactions, that once enthusiastic “we” can slowly revert to “you” and “me.” Before long, the couple’s left wondering what happened to their team spirit. Team Us offers couples practical ways to cultivate and strengthen unity in their marriages. Author Ashleigh Slater shares from her own marriage as she presents couples with realistic ideas on how to foster cooperation, deepen commitment, and exercise grace on a daily basis.