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Hi Bonnybrig

By Shug Hanlan
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  • Publisher : Neil Wilson Publishing
  • Isbn : 1906000697
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
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Shug Hanlan's prose and poetry have become a byword for contemporary comic writing set in and about Scotland. These stories and his hilarious novella, Hi Bonnybrigg, are set in an imaginary version of Shug's home village, a place which has now entered contemporary sci-fi folklore as a popular café-stop for visiting aliens dropping in on the locals. As Shug recalls, 'When I grew up there the only lights in the sky were from the factories and an alien was someone from Falkirk.' This collection draws on Scottish and American culture in an experiment with differing kinds of language and burlesque possibilities. Some of these include intergalactic oral sex, gangs of homophobic bowlers, profane raps about top Scots sports personalities and are an inspired attempt to see if Scotland can once more become an alien-nation again.

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A favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters. Welcome to Shiver-de-Freeze, a boot-shaped precinct deep in the Louisiana swamp, famous for its healing waters and curious fauna. Grisham Loudermilk is marrying Ariane Thevenot at Paradise, the family’s ancestral home, and we're here for the wedding. But reason and love, it would seem, keep little company in Paradise these days: Grisham’s cousin Adlai Birdsong has fallen desperately in love with the bride-to-be. Adlai’s ill-advised courtship proceeds even as his daddy, Royce, struggles to recall his past in the face of Alzheimer’s; as Father Pat McDermott realizes his passion for the mother of the bride; as the conjoined twins, Tous-les-Deux, train their eyes on Boudou Fontana, the last of the star-crossed Fontana clan. And just when it seems that Adlai must resign himself to a prolonged season of bachelorhood, Miranda Ferry, Grisham’s recent lover, wanders into town unawares. With his signature tragic-comic voice and cast of unforgettable and lively characters, Dufresne explores love, death, imagination, and memory. Reading group guide available.

Sheltered in His Arms

By Correna Wilson Pickens,Farah Bazzrea
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grannys Books Publishing
  • Isbn : 0981861113
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 826
  • File Pdf: sheltered-in-his-arms.pdf

Book Summary:

Sheltered in His Arms is the authorized biography of Ms. Wilma Norris Knight, mother of Carlos (Chuck), Wieland, and Aaron Norris. Sheltered in His Arms begins with the personal struggles of Porter and Agnes Scarberry, maternal grandparents of Chuck, Aaron, and the late Wieland Norris, as they endeavor to raise their seven children during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. For the first time, the daughter of migrant cotton pickers, Ms. Knight, personally shares childhood memories, reveals intimate details of her romance and roller coaster chaotic marriage with Ray Norris, and revels in the blissful years of her second marriage to George Knight with lifelong friend and author, Ms. Correna Wilson Pickens. We guarantee this inspirational Christian story of an authentic Oklahoma pioneer family living the American dream will make you laugh and move you to cry. Once and for all, you will feel as if you personally know the Norris family. They could be your neighbors. They are real. Ms. Wilma Scarberry Norris Knight holds nothing back. You will finally know the untold Chuck Norris story and what makes him tick.

Myocardial Ischemia and Lipid Metabolism

By R. Ferrari
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 146844865X
  • Pages : 342
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 912
  • File Pdf: myocardial-ischemia-and-lipid-metabolism.pdf

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Over the past years, the thrust of research in cardiology has been toward an understanding of the engineering of the heart as a pump that transports blood to the various organs of the body. More recently, the fields of biochemistry and biophysics have come to influence heart research. The modern cardiologist can no longer pretend to understand, for example, what is happening to the patient with myocardial infarction or ischemia without understanding the principles of molecular biology. The structure and function of the heart are therefore central themes of cardiological research and practice, which incorporate knowledge and discoveries from diverse disciplines. The importance of lipid metabolism in the myocardium has become clearly understood. In the well-oxygenated heart, fatty acids are the preferred substrates. The fact that the heart derives most of its energy from the oxidation of lipids, which represent the larg est energy store of the body, is logical for an organ that must work throughout our lifetime. There are, however, several lines of evidence that during ischemia, lipids may. be harmful to the heart. High levels of free fatty acids in the serum have been suggested to play a role in causing life-threatening arryhthmias and damage in the ischemic heart. The molecular basis for these effects remains poorly understood, and several possible mechanisms for these harm ful effects have been suggested.

Alice Walker - The Color Purple

By Rachel Lister
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1137123982
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 676
  • File Pdf: alice-walker-the-color-purple.pdf

Book Summary:

Since its publication in 1982, The Color Purple has polarized critics and generated controversy while delighting many readers around the world. Rachel Lister offers a clear, stimulating and wide-ranging exploration of the critical history of Alice Walker's best-selling novel, from contemporary reviews through to twenty-first-century readings. This Reader's Guide: - Opens with an overview of Walker's work - Provides a detailed consideration of the conception and reception of The Color Purple - Examines coverage of key critical issues and debates such as Walker's use of generic conventions, linguistic and narrative strategies, race, class, gender and sexual politics - Covers the reception and cultural impact of cinematic and musical adaptations, including Steven Spielberg's 1985 film and the recent Broadway production Lively and insightful, this is an indispensable volume for anyone studying, or simply interested in, Alice Walker and her most famous work.

Invisibility Blues

By Michele Wallace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn : 1786631946
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 470
  • File Pdf: invisibility-blues.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1990, Michele Wallace’s Invisibility Blues is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of black feminism. Wallace’s considerations of the black experience in America include recollections of her early life in Harlem; a look at the continued underrepresentation of black voices in politics, media, and culture; and the legacy of such figures as Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison,and Alice Walker. Wallace addresses the tensions between race, gender, and society, bringing them into the open with a singular mix of literary virtuosity and scholarly rigor. Invisibility Blues challenges and informs with the plain-spoken truth that has made it an acknowledged classic.

Postmodernity and Cross-culturalism

By Yoshinobu Hakutani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838639085
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 459
  • File Pdf: postmodernity-and-cross-culturalism.pdf

Book Summary:

Whereas the text of modernity thrived on its rhythms, symbols, and representations of beauty, and above all on its impersonality, postmodernity in the late decades of the twentieth century sought relationships outside the text - those between literature and history, philosophy, psychology, society, and culture. The exploration of such relationships is literary to postmodernity as it is ancillary to modernity."--BOOK JACKET.

A Novel Idea

By Randee Lipson Lawrence,Patricia Cranton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9463000372
  • Pages : 92
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 348
  • File Pdf: a-novel-idea.pdf

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Lawrence and Cranton present a unique research methodology involving fictional characters as research participants. Transformative learning themes are identified through a content analysis of six contemporary novels. The characters from these novels are invited to come to a virtual space, the Butterfly Café where they engage in a series of dialogues on the research themes related to their transformative learning experiences. Each of the dialogues is followed by a debriefing session to deepen the understanding of the original themes Readers are given a window into Lawrence and Cranton’s analysis and interpretive process as they engage in dialogue with Celie from the Color Purple, Macon from Accidental Tourist, Mariam and Laila from A Thousand Splendid Suns, and others. The dialogues become a story within the stories told in the novels. The end product is the introduction of a new model of transformative learning based on a metaphor of planting, cultivating, and growing seeds. Central to the model is becoming conscious, a process that appeared in each of the novels. Readers will find insights into transformative learning that are outside of the standard academic treatment of the topic. Moving the research into the realm of fiction provides the opportunity for a creative exploration of transformative learning. Yet, since fiction inevitably mirrors reality, readers will be able to relate the analysis, the dialogues, and the ensuing model to their own lives and to their adult education practice.

Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

By Margaret D. Kamitsuka
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198042570
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 607
  • File Pdf: feminist-theology-and-the-challenge-of-difference.pdf

Book Summary:

In the early years of contesting patriarchy in the academy and religious institutions, feminist theology often presented itself as a unified front, a sisterhood. The term "feminist theology," however, is misleading. It suggests a singular feminist purpose driven by a unified female cultural identity that struggles as a cohesive whole against patriarchal dominance. Upon closer inspection, the voice of feminist theology is in fact a chorus of diverging perspectives, each informed by a variety of individual and communal experiences, and an embattled scholarly field, marked by the effects of privilege and power imbalances. This complexity raises an important question: How can feminist theologians respect the irreducible diversity of women's experiences and unmask entrenched forms of privilege in feminist theological discourse? In Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference, Margaret D. Kamitsuka urges the feminist theological community to examine critically its most deeply held commitments, assumptions, and goals-especially those of feminist theologians writing from positions of privilege as white or heterosexual women. Focusing on women's experience as portrayed in literature, biblical narrative, and ethnographic writing, Kamitsuka examines the assumptions of feminist theology regarding race and sexuality. She proposes theoretical tools that feminist theologians can employ to identify and hopefully avoid the imposition of racial or sexual hegemony, thus providing invaluable complexity to the movement's identity, and ultimately contributing to current and future Christian theological issues. Blending poststructuralist and postcolonial theoretical resources with feminist and queer concerns, Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference makes constructive theological proposals, ranging from sin to christology. The text calls feminist theologians to a more rigorous self-critical approach as they continue to shape the changing face of Christian theological discourse.

Indians, Environment, and Identity on the Borders of American Literature

By L. Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230614051
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 134
  • File Pdf: indians-environment-and-identity-on-the-borders-of-american-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

The authors discussed in this book, including James Fenimore Cooper, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmon Silko, place this cross-cultural contact in nature, not only collapsing cultural and racial boundaries, but also complicating divisions between 'wilderness' and 'civilization.'