The heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid.
Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: Random House
The heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid. Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother. She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain, Jack Starke. But the safe haven turns out to be a house of ill-repute. Here she becomes a parlour maid and catches the eye of an elderly, retired army officer, Hubert Kettle. Mirabel has fallen in love with Jack Starke but when she hears that his ship has foundered and all were lost, she has little choice but to accept Hubert’s offer of a home and marriage. Although desperately unhappy, Mirabel is determined to make the best of her life. Until she receives unexpected news and her life is thrown into turmoil once more.
1 An Orphan's Dream In the final drama of The Orphans ' Home Cycle , Horton Foote's nineplay cycle based on the life of his father , we encounter the following exchange between ten - year - old Horace , Jr. , Foote's counterpart in the ...
Author: Laurin Porter
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A Pulitzer Prize--winning playwright, an Emmy-winning television writer, and an Oscar-winning screenwriter of such notable films as To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies, and A Trip to Bountiful, the amazingly versatile Horton Foote has been a force on the American cultural scene for more than fifty years. By critical consensus, Foote's foremost achievement is The Orphans' Home Cycle -- a course of nine independent yet interlocking plays that traces the transformation over twenty-six years of a small-town southern orphan, Horace Robedaux, into a husband, father, and patriarch. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including interviews with Foote, Laurin Porter demonstrates why the author's masterpiece is a unique accomplishment not only in his personal oeuvre but also in the canon of American drama. Set in and near Harrison, Texas, the fictitious counterpart to Foote's native Wharton, and based partly on his father's childhood and his parents' courtship and marriage, the plays introduce two extended families -- those of Horace and his wife, Eliazbeth -- across three generations, as well as numerous townspeople whose lives intertwine with theirs. The result is a wide-ranging, intricate work of interconnected stories reminiscent of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha saga. Porter shows how the small-town southern culture speaks through Horace while she examines the functions of family and community in identity formation. She explains that Foote's signature style -- which replaces stage directions, poetic language, and suspense-driven narratives with sparse, restrained dialogue and seemingly actionless plots -- creates a simmering power by stressing subtext over text, a strategy more often associated with the novel than drama. Similarly, Foote uses recurring character types and motifs, interrelated images and symbols, and parallel and inverted events that reverberate within and among the plays, employing language and structure in innovative ways. In comparing the cycle with the works of William Faulkner and Eugene O'Neill, Porter positions Foote at the intersection of southern literature and American drama. Foote's emphasis, Porter concludes, is not so much on returning home as on leaving it and building a new family, contending that for Foote home is not a place but a geography of the heart. Her definitive Orphans' Home shines much-needed light on an understudied talent and proves Foote's to be a vital American voice.
A Rochester Book, in Aid of the Rochester Orphan Asylum. A DREAM IN A DREAM . TRANSLATED FROM THE INVISIBLE LODGE , OF JEAN PAUL . THE heaven stood , elevated above the earth ; a rainbow arched itself , like the circle of eternity ...
If you are giving the orders, be prepared for some family arguments. Orphan Dreaming of an orphan is a good indication that you can expect new possessions to come your way from an unexpected source. If you dream of an ...
Author: Jacqueline Towers
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Did you know that a dream about a blanket can either be a warning to guard your investments or a sign that you can expect financial gain—depending on the context? Or that a dream about lightening generally precedes good luck? From the time Jacob dreamt of a ladder to heaven, through the era of Freud and Jung, right up to the findings of the latest sleep research, the wise have believed that dreams hold important secrets. In this A–Z dictionary of dream symbols, a psychic counselor applies both traditional and scientific approaches to provide a handy key to what your dreams are saying. From anchor to zebra, all dream symbols are analyzed, showing how they bring us messages, reveal our hidden wishes and mental states, and even foretell our future. Readers everywhere will use this little book to learn what their subconscious is trying to communicate. Examples of dreams and their meanings: Alligator: Treachery and secret enemies are about Garlic: You are on the way up and will achieve wealth Snakes: Forthcoming problems and deceit Vermin: Petty irritations Cancer: A long life, if you don’t overdo it! Parking: Time to wind down a relationship This little dictionary is an ideal reference for your nightstand. When you wake from sleep, quickly refer to this book and discover the meaning of your dreams.
“Aw man Wela, I had the worst dream, Keisha's stepfather died...” “It wasn't a dream, Baby.” “Huh?” “Son, the ambulance just took him away an hour ago. You ok?” Rick said walking up behind his mother. “He... he died?” “Si, mi Nene.
Author: Rod Martinez
Danica, a small town in Florida that was formed after the Civil War, is known for it's horrid history. What makes it worse is that the ghosts of its founders are still around looking for old confederate gold that they believe - if found - can bring them back to life. The Orphans (brought together by one linking fact - they are children of dead people) are a group of six kids with special skills. Led by Nikko - who can skip time and also has a weird connection with the dead - the friends find the cursed gold and have determined to keep it safe and secret. Yet they have a fierce battle brewing ahead against the likes of dead people, ghosts, and threats of kidnapping. People are dying in their town and this fact forces these fifth graders to take on a mystery that might very well make them the next victims, of the Curse of Danica.
Was he still dreaming? “It's okay, Bartleby,” Anthea said. “We'll figure everything out today. I feel sure of it.” Bartleby shook his head again. He felt as though his brain had been packed with sand. Myron patted his shoulder.
Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER from the Newbery Medal winning author of THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the townsfolk to lose their library, their school, their park, and all sense of what it means to be generous, and kind. The people put their faith in the Mayor, a dazzling fellow who promises he alone can help. After all, he is a famous dragon slayer. (At least, no one has seen a dragon in his presence.) Only the clever orphans of the Orphan House and the kindly Ogress at the edge of town can see how dire the town's problems are. When one of the orphans goes missing from the Orphan House, all eyes turn to the Ogress. The orphans, though, know this can't be: the Ogress, along with a flock of excellent crows, secretly delivers gifts to the people of Stone-in-the-Glen. But how can the orphans tell the story of the Ogress's goodness to people who refuse to listen? And how can they make their deluded neighbours see the real villain in their midst? The orphans have heard a whisper that they will 'save the day', but just how, they will have to find out ...
Was he still dreaming? “Itʼs okay, Bartleby,” Anthea said. “Weʼll figure everything out today. I feel sure of it.” Bartleby shook his head again. He felt as though his brain had been packed with sand. Myron patted his shoulder.
Author: Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A new instant-classic fantasy about the power of generosity and love, and how a community suffers when they disappear, by Kelly Barnhill, winner of the Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon, a New York Times bestseller. Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the people to lose their library, their school, their park, and even their neighborliness. The people put their faith in the Mayor, a dazzling fellow who promises he alone can help. After all, he is a famous dragon slayer. (At least, no one has seen a dragon in his presence.) Only the clever children of the Orphan House and the kindly Ogress at the edge of town can see how dire the town’s problems are. Then one day a child goes missing from the Orphan House. At the Mayor’s suggestion, all eyes turn to the Ogress. The Orphans know this can’t be: the Ogress, along with a flock of excellent crows, secretly delivers gifts to the people of Stone-in-the-Glen. But how can the Orphans tell the story of the Ogress’s goodness to people who refuse to listen? And how can they make their deluded neighbors see the real villain in their midst?
“A dream or wish is the way we would like the world to be.” It is not possible, but to certain extent we can make our dream come true if we try and work hard on it. Because there is nothing impossible in this world if we believe in ...
Author: Carmela Caruso
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
To all the readers, I thank you all very much from the bott om of my heart for reading this memoir of mine and understanding a women’s problem. When I think, fi rst I can’t believe that this has happened to me, and why? I hope you all will enjoy reading it, maybe there will be joy, to a certain extent, anger as well, or maybe a new experience. I really don’t know, it depends on each individuals, but my humble request is, do not make me feel weak. I need encouragement to move on in life to live in peace and harmony and try to be a good human being. In this world no one deserves this kind of life, because the Almighty has created all the living creatures and everyone has a right to live a happy and normal life. Once again my sincere thanks from the bott om of my heart for everyone’s support, and if anything has off ended anyone, I am sorry about that, and I hope I will live a normal life from now. Love to each and everyone. May God bless each one of you, I pray from my heart for peace, serenity, and harmony in each and every family and special blessings for all human beings from the Almighty. Carmela Caruso