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Oh William!

By Elizabeth Strout
  • Writer : Elizabeth Strout
  • Isbn : 0812989457
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 700
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : oh-william.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Time, Vulture, She Reads “Elizabeth Strout is one of my very favorite writers, so the fact that Oh William! may well be my favorite of her books is a mathematical equation for joy. The depth, complexity, and love contained in these pages is a miraculous achievement.”—Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William. Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are. So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret—one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout’s “perfect attunement to the human condition.” There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children. On every page of this exquisite novel we learn more about the quiet forces that hold us together—even after we’ve grown apart. At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late.”

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The Visiting Privilege

By Joy Williams
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 1101874902
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 229
  • Pdf File: the-visiting-privilege.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The legendary writer’s definitive story collection, and a literary event of the highest order "Powerful, important, compassionate, and full of dark humor. This is a book that will be reread with admiration and love many times over.” —Vanity Fair Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing as a given from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. At long last the incredible scope of her singular achievement is put on display: thirty-three stories drawn from three much-lauded collections, and another thirteen appearing here for the first time in book form. Forty-six stories in all, far and away the most comprehensive volume in her long career, showcasing her crisp, elegant prose, her dark wit, and her uncanny ability to illuminate our world through characters and situations that feel at once peculiar and foreign and disturbingly familiar. Virtually all American writers have their favorite Joy Williams stories, as do many readers of all ages, and each one of them is available here.

The Necessary Angel

By C.K. Stead
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Isbn Code : 1760639494
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 398
  • Pdf File: the-necessary-angel.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Award-winning author C.K. Stead takes us to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation. The Necessary Angel is a story of people grappling with love and fidelity; a story about the importance of books; a commentary on living in complex modern-day Europe; and a page-turning mystery. With a surprising twist at the end, this is a sophisticated novel that shows Stead writing at the height of his powers. 'Stead is a fine writer, intelligent and assured, and The Necessary Angel's stealthy crescendo will leave the reader gasping.' Philip Womack, The Spectator 'A fictional gem.' David Grylls, The Sunday Times, UK 'Masterfully structured' Zoe Apostolides, Financial Times 'Stead captures the essence of Paris, its certainties and its contradictions, while simultaneously invoking the power of literature to alter and direct lives.' Richard Hopton, Country & Town House '... his prose is good, beguilingly good ... It's an entertainment, but in the best sense of the word - clever, rich and playful.' Jane Westaway, The Spinoff 'For anyone who enjoys literature, it's a delight to find a book that does the same.' Paul Little, North & South 'Paris suits Stead. There is a joie de vivre to the writing: the zest and juice of the short stories are sustained at novel length, making this his best novel since All Visitors Ashore.' Stephen Stratford, New Zealand Listener

The Nest

By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 1443445258
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 668
  • Pdf File: the-nest.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A wickedly smart, funny and deeply felt debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of their long depended-upon family inheritance On a wintry afternoon in New York City, Melody, Beatrice and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, who has just been released from rehab. Leo’s bad behavior before entering rehab, culminating in a car crash while under the influence—a nineteen-year-old waitress beside him—has left the Plumbs’ joint trust fund—“The Nest,” as they’ve taken to calling it—endangered. All four siblings, at very different places in their lives, believe that this money will solve a host of self-inflicted problems and their consequences. And until Leo’s accident, they’d been mere months away from receiving it. Can Leo get the Plumbs out of this mess, as he’s always been able to do for himself before? Or will the Plumb siblings have to do without the money and the future lives they’ve envisioned? As the siblings grapple with family tensions, old histories, and the significant emotional and financial cost of the accident, Sweeney introduces an unforgettable cast of supporting characters: Leo’s stalwart ex-girlfriend who now thinks that maybe, just maybe, he is capable of change; the waitress whose life was shattered in the accident; the Iraqi war veteran who falls in love with her; and a retired, grieving firefighter with a very big secret. Tender, funny and deftly written, The Nest explores what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of our lives, and the fraught but unbreakable ties we have with our families.

These Precious Days

By Ann Patchett
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 0063092808
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 395
  • Pdf File: these-precious-days.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. "The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores “what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self.” When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks’ short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman—Tom’s brilliant assistant Sooki—with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both. A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be. From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s books (author of The Beatryce Prophecy) to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz’s Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author’s grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark—and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time.

William's Happy Days

By Richmal Crompton
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn Code : 1509805281
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 810
  • Pdf File: william-s-happy-days.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in Richmal Crompton's William's Happy Days, a hilarious collection of classic Just William stories – with a contemporary cover illustrated by Steven Lenton and an introduction by Outnumbered actor Daniel Roche. When William's mother offers him a birthday party, he is suspicious – what's the catch? Convinced that he will have to do something boring in exchange, William refuses to be caught out. But offers of food, a pet, even hidden treasure are very hard to refuse . . . This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922. Enjoy more of William's adventures in Still William and William Again.

The 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry

By Jeffrey A. Hill
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn Code : 1452033889
  • Number of Pages : 812
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 942
  • Pdf File: the-26th-ohio-veteran-volunteer-infantry.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry: The Groundhog Regiment is the gripping story of the men and boys who valiantly fought to preserve their country's glory during the Civil War. These brave souls were among the first to answer the Union's call to duty and among the last to be mustered home. They proudly adopted the nickname, "The Groundhog Regiment," as the rodent's agility and determination epitomized their strengths. The Old 26th played a pivotal role in numerous major western theater campaigns and battles, from the early conflicts in western Virginia and Shiloh to the bloody fields of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw, Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. After the war's end, the veterans yearned to write their regiment's history as so many other units had done. Regrettably, the high price of publishing proved to be too steep for the soldiers, and their dream of telling their story died with them. The descendant of two veterans of the 26th Ohio, Jeffrey A. Hill resurrected their dream and brought it to fruition. Meticulously researched, this history is based on over three hundred primary source documents from the soldiers. From the daily struggles of the privates to the internal anguish of Colonel Fyffe and the other senior commanders, the history offers an intriguing insight into the men who preserved the Union. The book chronicles the involvement of the 26th Ohio from the initial fervor following Fort Sumter, throughout the War, and the post-war activities of the veterans. The appendices include an updated roster, list of burial sites, and a photo gallery. The history is a lasting tribute to the men who so bravely fought to protect what they held most dear: their country. At long last, here is their story...

Stories Of Ohio

By William Dean Howells
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3849657639
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 263
  • Pdf File: stories-of-ohio.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Mr. Howells has in the present volume given his writings the form of a series of historical stories, in which his native State is described and pictured from as remote a period as the geologic ice age. The slow-moving glaciers in the distant past covered most of the present State of Ohio. They rounded off the corners of her hills, smoothed the contour of her valleys, left glacial scratches on her rocks, and transported boulders from remote points where they had an origin and left them on the various glacial moraines. After the ice age came a strange and mysterious people who left traces of their one-time existence in the shape of curious and wonder-inspiring mounds and other earthworks of which Ohio has perhaps more than any other State. The remains of the ice age and the mound builders compete in interest with any fairy tale for young readers.

ISAIAH VORYS (1750-1834) of the VAN VOORHEES FAMILY: PIONEER of COLUMBUS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO And NEW JERSEY REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER … HIS ANCESTORS and DESCENDANTS

By Dr. Frank "Mike" Davis
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  • Publisher : RootsQuest Press, LLC
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 513
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 697
  • Pdf File: isaiah-vorys.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This E-book centers around one of the founders of Columbus, Ohio; namely, Isaiah Vorys (1750-1834), who was was descended from his 1660 CE Long Island, New York "Van Voorhees" Dutch ancestors. The descendants of these Van Voorhees (Vorys/Voris) progenitors purportedly represent the largest Dutch family in the USA today. The author has traced Isaiah Vorys' ancestry to 1400 CE, The Netherlands, and he offers a comprehensive genealogy of his numerous descendants. Isaiah himself was a New Jersey Revolutionary War soldier who served under General George Washington. He migrated to the Columbus, Ohio area around 1808 C.E., and his descendants (including the author) and collateral relatives eventually resided in 82 out of 88 Ohio Counties throughout the past 200 years!

Ghosts and Legends of Northern Ohio

By William G. Krejci
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1439667985
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 352
  • Pdf File: ghosts-and-legends-of-northern-ohio.pdf

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Hauntings and eerie tales abound in northern Ohio. Chillings legends, mysteries and hauntings. Does Esther Hale, believed to have been executed for witchcraft, really haunt Columbiana County's Bowman Cemetery? Is Lonesome Lock on the Ohio and Erie Canal as haunted as rumors say? Do restless spirits stalk the rooms at the Wolf Creek Tavern in Norton and the Rider's Inn of Painesville? Do the ruins of Gore Orphanage echo with the ghastly wails of children said to have died in a fire long ago? Author William G. Krejci guides this supernatural journey through the most chilling legends of northern Ohio. Some stories are debunked. Some long-standing mysteries are solved. Some new mysteries come to light.

The Irresistible Urge to Preach

By William H. Myers
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 1498278353
  • Number of Pages : 436
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 950
  • Pdf File: the-irresistible-urge-to-preach.pdf

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This is a groundbreaking study in the African American religious experience. Never before has there been a published collection of oral African American "call" stories that treats them as a genre worthy of scholarly analysis. This volume of eighty-six stories was collected in tape-recorded interviews over a six year period from 1985 to 1991. Significantly, this unique, in-depth study represents at least eight different Christian denominations. Many of the men and women who share their "call" story in this volume are nationally and internationally known.

Sylvia's Lovers

By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn Code : 3986476504
  • Number of Pages : 644
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 533
  • Pdf File: sylvia-s-lovers.pdf

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Sylvia's Lovers Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - This tragic tale from Elizabeth Gaskell follows the wartime love affairs of the title character. After her true love is believed to have perished at sea, Sylvia seeks stability in a loveless arranged marriage. But does her husband know more about her first lover's fate than he is admitting?The novel begins in the 1790s in the coastal town of Monkshaven (modeled on Whitby, England) against the background of the practice of impressment during the early phases of the Napoleonic Wars.

Kyle O'Reilly

By John Green
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn Code : 1481761994
  • Number of Pages : 148
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 676
  • Pdf File: kyle-o-reilly.pdf

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The story is about a family; Immigrant from Ireland who find work in early America, the lead character finds love as he grows; both in his job and life; work for the most was more manual, many thing done by hand not machine’s, the families they worked together and helped each other, these families worship together and trust God for their safety and daily needs; it also tells of some of the struggles they fight with in life; both in work and love.

The Jolly Sailor

By Lucy May Simister
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn Code : 1326899236
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Humor
  • Reviews : 883
  • Pdf File: the-jolly-sailor.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Jolly Sailor is a pirate comedy drama for teenagers. It is based around a group of friends known as the Posse, among them is William who is not the adventurous type, and that is just how his father, a customs officer, had arranged it - if he had known that his mother was Gracie O'Donnell - the Pirate Queen - his life might have been so very different. On a trip to France to pick up documents William is kidnapped by the Cornish Captain Rumtug and his daughter Martha May, and traded as a commodity with a price on his head. He becomes reunited with a family he never knew he had and everything changes for William - he will never be the same again. After a rough and tumble of events we arrive at the big finale.

Arden / D'Arcy Plays: 1

By John Arden,Margaretta D'Arcy
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn Code : 1408120410
  • Number of Pages : 443
  • Category : Drama
  • Reviews : 951
  • Pdf File: arden-d-arcy-plays.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This collection brings together some of the best and most frequently performed plays by John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy whose collaboration stems from the political years of the Sixties The Business of Good Government is a nativity play which develops a sense of a disappearing community; Ars Longa Vita Brevis is composed out of children's games and The Royal Pardon tells the story of the adventures of a group of strolling players who fall in with a deserter from the war in Flanders. Other plays in this collection such as Little Gray Home in the West and The Vandaleur's Folly arise from the highly charged political arena of the 1970s in Ireland. Arden and D'Arcy have been consistently interested in using drama to extend the very boundaries of national identity and human freedom.