Desert of the Heart Book

Desert of the Heart | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Read and download full book of Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule in pdf 222 pages, and check also related latest Fiction books similar to Desert of the Heart from the book list below.

Desert of the Heart

By Jane Rule
  • Writer : Jane Rule
  • Isbn : 1480429406
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 487
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : desert-of-the-heart.pdf

Summaries of Book :

“A landmark work of lesbian fiction” and the basis for the acclaimed film Desert Hearts (The New York Times). Against the backdrop of Reno, Nevada, in the late 1950s, award-winning author Jane Rule chronicles a love affair between two women. When Desert of the Heart opens, Evelyn Hall is on a plane that will take her from her old life in Oakland, California, to Reno, where she plans to divorce her husband of sixteen years. A voluntary exile in a brave new world, she meets a woman who will change her life. Fifteen years younger, Ann Childs works as a change apron in a casino. Evelyn is instantly drawn to the fiercely independent Ann, and their friendship soon evolves into a romantic relationship. An English professor who had always led a conventional life, Evelyn suddenly finds all her beliefs about love, morality, and identity called into question. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, this is a novel that dares to ask whether love between two women can last.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Collected Novels Volume One

    The Collected Novels Volume One

    Three beautiful novels from the groundbreaking, award-winning author—including “a landmark work of lesbian fiction” and basis for the film Desert Hearts (The New York...

    Get eBook

  • The Desert of Souls

    The Desert of Souls

    The glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery sweeps into the sands of ancient Arabia with the heart-stopping speed of a whirling dervish in this thrilling debut novel from new...

    Get eBook

  • The Desert of the Heart: Daily Readings with the Desert Fathers

    The Desert of the Heart: Daily Readings with the Desert Fathers

    Fairacres Publications 179 The way of life of the fourth-century Desert Fathers, with its emphasis on solitude, silence and unceasing prayer, has inspired many modern spiritual...

    Get eBook

  • HEART OF THE DESERT

    HEART OF THE DESERT

    The scent of lemon balm brings up memories of the desert for Georgie. It was there when she survived a desert storm with Ibrahim, prince of Zaraq. It was there when her divorce...

    Get eBook

  • Memory Board

    Memory Board

    An estranged brother and sister reconnect in this moving novel from “perhaps the most significant lesbian fiction writer of the 20th century” (Katherine V. Forrest, author of...

    Get eBook

  • The Heart of the Desert

    The Heart of the Desert

    "The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Morrow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary...

    Get eBook

  • Each of Us a Desert

    Each of Us a Desert

    From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life...

    Get eBook


Read Also This Books

The Heritage of the Desert

By Zane Grey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 681
  • Pdf File: the-heritage-of-the-desert.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“BUT the man's almost dead.”The words stung John Hare's fainting spirit into life. He opened his eyes. The desert still stretched before him, the appalling thing that had overpowered him with its deceiving purple distance. Near by stood a sombre group of men.“Leave him here,” said one, addressing a gray-bearded giant. “He's the fellow sent into southern Utah to spy out the cattle thieves. He's all but dead. Dene's outlaws are after him. Don't cross Dene.”The stately answer might have come from a Scottish Covenanter or a follower of Cromwell.“Martin Cole, I will not go a hair's-breadth out of my way for Dene or any other man. You forget your religion. I see my duty to God.”“Yes, August Naab, I know,” replied the little man, bitterly. “You would cast the Scriptures in my teeth, and liken this man to one who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves. But I've suffered enough at the hands of Dene.”

After the Fire

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480429465
  • Number of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 529
  • Pdf File: after-the-fire.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Five women at critical crossroads in their lives come together in this gem of a novel set on an island off the coast of Vancouver After the Fire introduces a quintet of very different women as they struggle with abandonment, loss, and new beginnings—both together and alone. There is Karen Tasuki, who recently separated from her partner and wonders if she’ll ever get used to being alone . . . until she befriends Red, who cleans houses for the island’s privileged inhabitants. Miss James is the eccentric Southern spinster born at the turn of the century. Milly Forbes is a woman whose husband “went scot free after stealing twenty years of her life.” And the sensible Henrietta “Hen” Hawkins yearns for her absent, ill husband. On a rural island that they dub a “used-wife lot,” the five heroines nurture one another as they cope with loneliness, death, and renewed life. Imbued with wit and compassion, After the Fire is a novel about women loving women and women helping women—and the bond that transcends age, race, and even gender.

Heart of a Desert Warrior

By Lucy Monroe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn Code : 1459253949
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 729
  • Pdf File: heart-of-a-desert-warrior.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The sheikh’s last challenge… Stepping off his private jet in his designer suit, Sheikh Asad returns to his kingdom ready to secure his legacy. For beneath the starched white shirt beats the heart of a desert warrior! Iris Carpenter barely recognizes the man standing before her. He’s more magnificent than he was six years ago and even more dangerous. Especially when the searing heat of his eyes burns hotter than the fierce desert sun. Iris can resist all she likes, but Asad knows it’s just a matter of time before the flame-haired temptress is back in his bed—where she belongs! If you enjoyed this Harlequin Presents story by Lucy Monroe, don't miss her tempting new title, One Night Heir!

A Desert of Pure Feeling

By Judith Freeman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 0307815595
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 718
  • Pdf File: a-desert-of-pure-feeling.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From the writer whose voice Carolyn See has characterized as one of the strangest, most distinguished in American fiction writing today ("There is really nothing to compare her with, except, maybe, the austere beauty of a Japanese rock garden"), here is a richly dramatic novel about a woman struggling to make peace with herself as a mother, a lover, an artist, and a friend. Lucy Patterson has just encountered her past in the person of a man whom she has not seen for twenty-five years. Dr. Carlos Cabrera saved the life of her infant son, and it was her love for him that compelled her to end her marriage -- the first moment in an arc of emotional turbulence and upheaval that has since defined her existence. Her past having caught up with her, Lucy has come to an isolated motel in the desert outside Las Vegas to write out her life, reexamine it, and, she hopes, find its calm center. It's a journey she is determined to make alone, but in the next room is a young woman -- a single mother, stripper, and prostitute panicked about her own life -- whom Lucy finds she cannot, and finally does not want to, ignore. A fiercely odd pair, they nonetheless become indispensable to each other in navigating the emotional terrain of their past and in finding, separately and together, clear paths into the future. A Desert of Pure Feeling is the finest work we have yet seen from a writer whose gifts, at once lyrical and tough-minded, become vividly apparent in this penetrating and compelling story.

Desert Oracle

By Ken Layne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Isbn Code : 0374722382
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Nature
  • Reviews : 476
  • Pdf File: desert-oracle.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The cult-y pocket-size field guide to the strange and intriguing secrets of the Mojave—its myths and legends, outcasts and oddballs, flora, fauna, and UFOs—becomes the definitive, oracular book of the desert For the past five years, Desert Oracle has existed as a quasi-mythical, quarterly periodical available to the very determined only by subscription or at the odd desert-town gas station or the occasional hipster boutique, its canary-yellow-covered, forty-four-page issues handed from one curious desert zealot to the next, word spreading faster than the printers could keep up with. It became a radio show, a podcast, a live performance. Now, for the first time—and including both classic and new, never-before-seen revelations—Desert Oracle has been bound between two hard covers and is available to you. Straight out of Joshua Tree, California, Desert Oracle is “The Voice of the Desert”: a field guide to the strange tales, singing sand dunes, sagebrush trails, artists and aliens, authors and oddballs, ghost towns and modern legends, musicians and mystics, scorpions and saguaros, out there in the sand. Desert Oracle is your companion at a roadside diner, around a campfire, in your tent or cabin (or high-rise apartment or suburban living room) as the wind and the coyotes howl outside at night. From journal entries of long-deceased adventurers to stray railroad ad copy, and musings on everything from desert flora, rumored cryptid sightings, and other paranormal phenomena, Ken Layne's Desert Oracle collects the weird and the wonderful of the American Southwest into a single, essential volume.

The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 8193540190
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 176
  • Pdf File: the-little-prince.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Read and download full book The Little Prince

The White Heart of Mojave An Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert

By Perkins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 457
  • Pdf File: the-white-heart-of-mojave-an-adventure-with-the-outdoors-of-the-desert.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Beyond the walls and solid roofs of houses is the outdoors. It is always on the doorstep. The sky, serene, or piled with white, slow-moving clouds, or full of wind and purple storm, is always overhead. But walls have an engrossing quality.

The Young in One Another's Arms

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480479209
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 609
  • Pdf File: the-young-in-one-another-s-arms.pdf

Book Excerpt:

An award-winning novel of lesbian identity and camaraderie amid violence and war Ruth Wheeler is the one-armed caretaker of a motley crew of boarders living in her rooming house in Vancouver, British Columbia. The miscreants and outcasts in residence include a sexually confused academic, a one-time-dope-addict-turned-law-student, a high-minded deserter of the Vietnam War, a socially conscious female radical, and a gay man on the run from the cops. Despite personal differences and a turbulent outside world teeming with police brutality, the renters’ affection for one another grows and they form a progressive and idealistic “chosen family.” However, Ruth’s devoted and assimilative spirit is put to the test when her property is slotted to be destroyed by developers. The household packs up and sails to Galiano Island, where they establish a new home, start a business, and strive to overcome the initial antipathy of their neighbors. They even decide to collectively raise a baby born from an unwanted pregnancy. Winner of the 1978 Canadian Authors Association Best Novel of the Year Award, The Young in One Another’s Arms stands as one of the most sophisticated portrayals of an alternative model for domestic life.

This Is Not for You

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480429422
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 172
  • Pdf File: this-is-not-for-you.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Jane Rule’s second novel follows a group of friends through New York and abroad as they explore the freedoms—and limitations—of sexuality in a time of stifling social convention Katherine George—Kate to her intimates—is captain of her high school debating and swimming teams. But beneath her high-achieving exterior is a young woman on a quest for meaning and fulfilling relationships. Through her decades-long correspondence with Esther, the woman with whom she falls passionately in love, Kate shares the story of her journey into womanhood. As the sexually repressed fifties gives way to the liberated sixties, Kate’s odyssey takes her further and further from home. This Is Not for You also chronicles the travails of Kate’s intimate circle of friends as they, too, come to terms with their sexuality. Years pass before Kate writes her last letter, and can finally let go and move on. Reissued decades after it first appeared, this is a cathartic, unforgettable novel about the search for identity, intimacy, and love.

In Desert and Wilderness

By Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn Code : 1465535349
  • Number of Pages : 405
  • Category : Africa
  • Reviews : 796
  • Pdf File: in-desert-and-wilderness.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"This thrilling adventure saga and coming-of-age tale sets two young children, Stas Tarkowski, fourteen, and Nelly Rawlinson, eight, within the reaches of Africa's desert storms, the ravages of hunger, and threatening jungles filled with vicious animals and warring tribes. Everything for the pair seemed comfortable and safe in Egypt. But when the children are separated from their fathers during a vacation along the Nile, they become pawns in a treacherous plot and are abducted by the vengeful followers of the Mahdi. Joined in their trek by two African children, Kali and Mea, and together with the aid of a faithful dog, Saba, and a mighty elephant, King, the unlikely troop makes its way through deep Africa while facing perilous situations that would render helpless even grown men and women."--Publisher's description.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

By Hunter S. Thompson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 030774406X
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 719
  • Pdf File: fear-and-loathing-in-las-vegas.pdf

Book Excerpt:

50th Anniversary Edition • With an introduction by Caity Weaver, acclaimed New York Times journalist This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Also a major motion picture directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Lesbian Images

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 148042949X
  • Number of Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 508
  • Pdf File: lesbian-images.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Jane Rule’s fourth book explores lesbianism as portrayed by authors from Gertrude Stein to Colette, from Vita Sackville-West to May Sarton and Willa Cather Lesbian Images opens with a disclaimer from the author: “This book is not intended to be a comprehensive literary or cultural history of lesbians.” Rather, as Jane Rule goes on to tell us, her goal is to present her own attitudes and measure them against the images of lesbianism as depicted by other female authors. Thus, chapters titled “Gertrude Stein 1874–1946,” “Willa Cather 1876–1947,” and “Ivy Compton-Burnett 1892–1969,” among many others, reveal how the concept of love between women can be filtered through one’s personal experiences and perceptions. There are also chapters about lesbian myths and morality; the effect of the women’s movement on lesbianism; the inherent conflicts between lesbianism and feminism; how Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness changed fifteen-year-old Rule’s life; and what it means to be labeled a lesbian writer. At once astute and nonjudgmental, Lesbian Images is a deeply engaging work that sounds a powerful note of hope for the future.

We Begin at the End

By Chris Whitaker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn Code : 1250759676
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 580
  • Pdf File: we-begin-at-the-end.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel from the Crime Writers’ Association (UK) Winner for Best International Crime Fiction from Australian Crime Writers Association An Instant New York Times Bestseller “A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between. Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids. Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother. Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families—the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

Cadillac Desert

By Marc Reisner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1440672822
  • Number of Pages : 672
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 419
  • Pdf File: cadillac-desert.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. This edition includes a new postscript by Lawrie Mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

When the Sahara Was Green

By Martin Williams
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0691228892
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 804
  • Pdf File: when-the-sahara-was-green.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The little-known history of how the Sahara was transformed from a green and fertile land into the largest hot desert in the world The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, equal in size to China or the United States. Yet, this arid expanse was once a verdant, pleasant land, fed by rivers and lakes. The Sahara sustained abundant plant and animal life, such as Nile perch, turtles, crocodiles, and hippos, and attracted prehistoric hunters and herders. What transformed this land of lakes into a sea of sands? When the Sahara Was Green describes the remarkable history of Earth’s greatest desert—including why its climate changed, the impact this had on human populations, and how scientists uncovered the evidence for these extraordinary events. From the Sahara’s origins as savanna woodland and grassland to its current arid incarnation, Martin Williams takes us on a vivid journey through time. He describes how the desert’s ancient rocks were first fashioned, how dinosaurs roamed freely across the land, and how it was later covered in tall trees. Along the way, Williams addresses many questions: Why was the Sahara previously much wetter, and will it be so again? Did humans contribute to its desertification? What was the impact of extreme climatic episodes—such as prolonged droughts—upon the Sahara’s geology, ecology, and inhabitants? Williams also shows how plants, animals, and humans have adapted to the Sahara and what lessons we might learn for living in harmony with the harshest, driest conditions in an ever-changing global environment. A valuable look at how an iconic region has changed over millions of years, When the Sahara Was Green reveals the desert’s surprising past to reflect on its present, as well as its possible future.

DIAMOND IN THE DESERT

By Susan Stephens,Misuzu Sasaki
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Isbn Code : 4596282838
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 915
  • Pdf File: diamond-in-the-desert.pdf

Book Excerpt:

After both of her parents died, Britt, the eldest of three sisters, worked her hardest to manage their mining business and take care of the family. Then she discovered diamonds on the family’s land… Britt is now convinced that this will save the business. When a man shows some interest in going into business with Britt, she agrees to meet his representative, whose clever, seductive advances she can’t resist. Then she learns that this “representative” was the man himself, and Britt is filled with anxiety. What is his true objective?

Body Snatchers in the Desert

By Nick Redfern
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1416510168
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 800
  • Pdf File: body-snatchers-in-the-desert.pdf

Book Excerpt:

IT WAS A CONSPIRACY TO HIDE A SECRET EXPERIMENT "RAAF captures flying saucer on ranch in Roswell region." Ever since this provocative headline appeared on July 8, 1947, conspiracy theorists have sincerely believed that the U.S. government has maintained an extensive operation of cover-up-and-denial regarding its knowledge of alien life. But there was, in fact, no UFO crash with dead alien bodies. What really happened on that fateful day is much more sinister. The persistent rumors surrounding the UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico, are part of a bigger conspiracy -- one orchestrated and fostered by the government itself as a smokescreen to bury a truth that is much darker, and disturbingly, far more believable. Now, through never-before-revealed testimony from military whistleblowers, eyewitness intelligence reports, and an astonishing body of corroborative evidence, Nick Redfern lays out a shockingly plausible new theory on the Roswell incident: that the crash-site discovery of prototype military aircraft would expose a damning secret -- a highly confidential, U.S. government-sanctioned program to conduct medical experiments on deformed, handicapped, disfigured, and diseased Japanese POWs, exploited as "expendable" victims by their captors. An important account that forces us to take a closer look at both the Roswell story and post-war American history, BODY SNATCHERS IN THE DESERT casts a startling, new light on a shocking conspiracy more than half a century in the making.

The interpretation theological. liturgical of the desert, of the villages and of the valleys in the Gospel

By Cinzia Randazzo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Isbn Code : 8893217880
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 189
  • Pdf File: the-interpretation-theological-liturgical-of-the-desert-of-the-villages-and-of-the-valleys-in-the-gospel.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In this study the author outlines the areas desertic, flat and rural of the Palestine, detectable directly from an analytical reading of the Gospels, limited to the historical period relative to the advent of the incarnate Word until his resurrection. In the respective chapters are identified the traits theological and liturgical of the areas abovementioned in a span of time very precise: from the sermon of John the Baptist until the resurrection of the Truth incarnate, including in its inside the key lines of the anthropic theurgy of the Master, in strict interrelation with liturgical forms of the crowd, of the destitutes and of the disciples.

Inland Passage

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480429430
  • Number of Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 520
  • Pdf File: inland-passage.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The stories in this remarkable collection by Jane Rule explore the relationships among men and women, women and women, and families—both conventional and unconventional From traditional families to relationships that break new ground, this anthology runs the gamut of human emotions. The eponymous heroine “Dulce” is a self-proclaimed muse, witch, whore, “preying lesbian,” and “devouring mother” who has a profound effect on the lives of the women and men around her. “His Nor Hers” tracks the unraveling of a marriage—with unexpected results. “The Real World” explores the moral universe of a female mechanic who creates an unconventional family. In “A Matter of Numbers,” a divorced math professor falls in love with her twenty-year-old student. And the title story introduces two women—one widowed, one divorced—who rediscover romance aboard a cruise ship. Whether she’s turning the spotlight on unfulfilled wives, frustrated husbands, friends, or secret lovers, Inland Passage is Jane Rule at her most insightful.

Against the Season

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480429414
  • Number of Pages : 218
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 303
  • Pdf File: against-the-season.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A decades-spanning novel of sisterhood and family secrets from an “extraordinary writer” (Katherine V. Forrest). Born lame, Amelia Larson lives in the house that has been in her family for generations. Now she has a decision to make: Should she honor the dying wish of her sister, Beatrice, to burn her diaries? There are sixty-nine in all: one journal for each year of Beatrice’s life since the age of six. Beginning in 1913 and traversing World War I and beyond, the diaries become a moving counterpoint to Amelia’s life as they unpeel layers of family history. As the past starts to impinge on the present, her relations—then and now—come to vivid life. Told from alternating points of view, Against the Season opens an illuminating window into small-town life. As the sins and secrets of a family are revealed through the sometimes-faulty lens of memory, it is a story about the seasons of life and the ties that bind us even beyond death.

Balance of the Heart

By Lois Farag
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 1556359772
  • Number of Pages : 282
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 436
  • Pdf File: balance-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Desert spirituality speaks to the mind and heart. It is a spirituality that helps us balance our work and daily obligations and figure out our priorities and the place of God in our lives. Desert spirituality addresses our most intimate thoughts and helps us analyze the roots of our spiritual setbacks. Its essence is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matt 22:37). Starting in fourth-century Egypt, desert spirituality has become a global phenomenon. It has endured through the centuries because it is practical and simple; it tells us how to live out Scripture in our daily lives. It is also profound; it is deeply rooted in the theology of the incarnation and the renewal of creation by the resurrection. The desert fathers and mothers left us short wisdom sayings, revealing their inner experience in their long journey toward being with God. They speak about Scripture and prayer, but also about how to love our neighbors, discern our thoughts, and evaluate our daily activities. Come, learn from these desert dwellers as they teach us about the examination of thoughts, the discernment of the soul, and the balance of the heart.

Reclaiming the Sacred

By Raymond J Frontain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1136571035
  • Number of Pages : 286
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 471
  • Pdf File: reclaiming-the-sacred.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture continues the groundbreaking work of the original, exploring the territory between gay/lesbian studies, literary criticism, and religious studies. This much-anticipated follow-up examines the appropriation and/or subversion of the authority of the Judeo-Christian Bible by gay and lesbian writers. The book highlights two prevalent trends in gay and lesbian literature—a transgressive approach that challenges the authority of the Bible when used as an instrument of oppression, and an appropriative technique that explores how the Bible contributes to defining gay and lesbian spirituality. Reviewers of the first edition of Reclaiming the Sacred hailed the book’s enterprise in exploring the area between literary criticism and religious studies. Whereas contemporary literary-critical theory has been slow to integrate religion and religious history into queer theory, this pioneering journal has addressed the issue from the start with a collection of thoughtful and though-provoking articles. This latest edition expands coverage to include noncanonical ancient texts, popular Victorian religious texts, and contemporary theater. Academics and lay readers interested in literary criticism, cultural studies, and religious studies will gain new insights from topics such as: religious mystery and homosexual identity in Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” same-sex biblical couples in Victorian literature homoerotic texts in the Apocrypha sodomite rhetoric in a seventeenth-century Italian text Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian messiah in her 1928 novel The Well of Loneliness homosexual temptation in John Milton’s Paradise Regained Reclaiming the Sacred counteracts the manipulative and oppressive uses to which modern writers and thinkers put the Bible and the “morality” it is presumed to inscribe. An important tool for understanding the role of the Bible in gay and lesbian culture, this remarkable book makes a powerful contribution to the advancement of studies on queer sanctity.

Passionate Communities

By Marilyn R. Schuster
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn Code : 1479807230
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 773
  • Pdf File: passionate-communities.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In this new full-length study of Jane Rule's life and work, Marilyn Schuster argues that Rule's novels provide a way of "writing and reading lesbian" that resists and subverts dominant discourses of gender and sexuality-both those of mainstream culture and of political and sexual subcultures. From her earliest novel, Desert of the Heart (1964), Rule's fiction has provided a challenge to the concept of a fixed identity and to the identity politics founded on such a concept. Incorporating all of Jane Rule's early work-including unpublished manuscripts, letters, magazine and newspaper columns, as well as fan mail she received-Schuster also draws on interviews, conversations, and personal encounters with the author to elicit the ways in which Rule interrogates the meanings and politics of sexuality, the relationship between sexuality and language, and the stakes of communities in individual claims on identity. Passionate Communities is a thorough, engaging, and long-overdue study of an important voice in lesbian literature and gay and lesbian politics.

The Essential James Hillman

By James Hillman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1317799607
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 900
  • Pdf File: the-essential-james-hillman.pdf

Book Excerpt:

First published in 1990. James Hillman is one of the leading figures in archetypal psychology and one of the most creative minds in psychology. This anthology of his writings presents carefully selected, choice passages from many of his seminal essays and work on archetypal psychology. Fundamental themes in Hillman's thought form the chapters of the book: poetic basis of mind, psychological polytheism, dreams, love, therapy. The book is intended for the reader who wants an overview or introduction to his highly original approach, an approach that draws on mythology, renaissance philosophy, alchemy and critical readings of Jung and Freud.

The Secrets of the Heart

By Kahlil Gibran
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1453228543
  • Number of Pages : 212
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reviews : 354
  • Pdf File: the-secrets-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Excerpt:

An early collection of Kahlil Gibran’s writings, showcasing the many styles of this prolific thinker, all profoundly beautiful Kahlil Gibran reveals his vision of the soul and understanding of the world—past, present, and future—in this rich sampling of more than twenty works. Prose tales, fables, and poems evoke the mystic East and form a world at once powerful, tender, joyous, and melancholy. This collection, penned when Gibran was still a young writer, reveals many of the themes and styles plumbed throughout his life, including his lifelong struggle against injustice in “The Crucified,” his heart-wrenching lament for a Lebanon shackled by tradition and politics in “My Countrymen,” and his masterful use of symbolism and simile in “The Secrets of the Heart.” A writer with infinite abilities, Gibran continually seeks true beauty, no matter the form.

Post-Westerns

By Neil Campbell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn Code : 1496209621
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 258
  • Pdf File: post-westerns.pdf

Book Excerpt:

During the post-World War II period, the Western, like America's other great film genres, appeared to collapse as a result of revisionism and the emergence of new forms. Perhaps, however, as theorists like Gilles Deleuze suggest, it remains, simply "maintaining its empty frame." Yet this frame is far from empty, as Post-Westerns shows us: rather than collapse, the Western instead found a new form through which to scrutinize and question the very assumptions on which the genre was based. Employing the ideas of critics such as Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, and Jacques Rancière, Neil Campbell examines the haunted inheritance of the Western in contemporary U.S. culture. His book reveals how close examination of certain postwar films--including Bad Day at Black Rock, The Misfits, Lone Star, Easy Rider, Gas Food Lodging, Down in the Valley, and No Country for Old Men--reconfigures our notions of region and nation, the Western, and indeed the West itself. Campbell suggests that post-Westerns are in fact "ghost-Westerns," haunted by the earlier form's devices and styles in ways that at once acknowledge and call into question the West, both as such and in its persistent ideological framing of the national identity and values.

A Universal Heart

By Kathryn Spink
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GIA Publications
  • Isbn Code : 9781579995683
  • Number of Pages : 204
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 411
  • Pdf File: a-universal-heart.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"The authorized biography of the man who made the phenomenon of Taizé possible. It is the story of a life which took Brother Roger, the ... founder and leader of the Taizé community, from the slums of Calcutta and New York's Hell's Kitchen to the United Nations building and the great cathedrals of Europe.

The Puritan Origins of American Sex

By Tracy Fessenden,Nicholas F. Radel,Magdalena J. Zaborowska
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1136692290
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 371
  • Pdf File: the-puritan-origins-of-american-sex.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison's Paradise, these essays provide fascinating and provocative insights into our sexual and religious conventions and beliefs.

Voices of the Heart

By Frankie J. Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bella Books
  • Isbn Code : 1642473049
  • Number of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 415
  • Pdf File: voices-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Excerpt:

When Erin Fox meets Ashley Wade at a Christmas party and then bumps into her the following week, she can’t deny the growing attraction she feels for the other woman. The two women grow close and Erin finds herself falling harder and harder for Ashley. Soon Erin is devastated to discover that Ashley is already in a relationship with another woman—a woman who happens to be a member of the San Antonio Police Department. Unable to break it off with Ashley, the two become further entangled in an affair that threatens to become explosive. One thing after another happens, forcing Erin to break away from the woman of her dreams. Can Erin and Ashley find a way to be together? Will Erin ever find the key to happiness?

Outlander

By Jane Rule
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480429449
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 491
  • Pdf File: outlander.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Fiction and nonfiction form compelling counterpoints in this powerful look at love and lesbianism The stories and essays in this anthology depict homosexuality in all its variegated forms. In “Home Movie,” Alysoun Carr, a clarinetist with the San Francisco Symphony, learns about overcoming fear from a woman named Constantina. “In the Attic of the House” depicts sixty-five-year-old Alice, who rents rooms to younger gay women who have no inkling of Alice’s tragic lesbian past. “Outlander” is about a widowed alcoholic trying to stay sober through a war that will take her son and, possibly, her longtime lover. “Sexuality in Literature” is a lively essay about everything from the homophobia that exists in all of us to the new words that need to be invented for female sexuality.

Gifts of the Heart

By Hassan A. Tetteh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn Code : 1456618911
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 801
  • Pdf File: gifts-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Excerpt:

HASSAN TETTEH'S powerful novel is an inspiration and gift. Dr. Kareem Afram, a young military physician and heart surgeon, comes of age in the desert of Afghanistan. He survives trial, challenges, destruction, illness, and death to overcome the impossible and provide instructions for life-a blueprint for living one's life to the fullest. The story of the doctor lures you in with riveting scenes of life and death hospital emergencies and combat surgery, but it is learning about the life of the doctor that causes you to stay and get comfortable. You will see reflections of your character, your flaws, your strength, and your own vulnerability. As you stay for the journey and share in the doctor's life you learn of triumph over struggle and see reflections of your strength, your power, your will, and your own conviction to ask yourself life's most urgent question. The message within is universal, a gift of the heart, an education in freedom, and touches your soul to make an undeniable impression that stays long after the last page is turned.