Ellen Foster

Author: Kaye Gibbons

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616203080

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation's Citation for Fiction. An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable story with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism. "The honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!"--Eudora Welty; "A lovely, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching first novel."--Walker Percy. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

A Study Guide for Kaye Gibbons's Ellen Foster

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335763

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Kaye Gibbons's "Ellen Foster," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

Author: Kaye Gibbons

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547541430

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The triumphant return of the New York Times bestselling novel’s orphaned heroine—“the Southern Holden Caulfield . . . the female Huck Finn” (Bookmarks Magazine). Ellen Foster, fifteen years old, formidable, and back in North Carolina with a loving new foster mother, has written to the president of Harvard, asking for early admission. Having already crammed a lot of tragedy, adversity, and trauma into her young years, surely she’s due something. In the meantime, she’s got a lot on her plate: composing poetry and selling it to classmates; trying to tactfully back away from a marriage proposal from her best friend; administering compassion to a slow-witted neighbor who’s found herself pregnant; and planning ahead for a writing camp for the gifted. Fueled by an indomitable spirit, undeterred by a naiveté she refuses to acknowledge, and patiently waiting on word from Mr. Derek Bok about her admission to the Ivy League, Ellen is going to continue to cram, while plotting her own deliverance from a town she knows in her heart she’s outgrown. Alice Hoffman, in The New York Times Book Review, said Ellen Foster “may be the most trustworthy character in recent fiction.” After her debut in Kaye Gibbons’s Ellen Foster— awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, and chosen for Oprah Winfrey’s book club—Ellen returns in this unforgettable sequel.

A Bee's Eye View

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614563358

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Page: 158

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Looking at life, as if through the complex eye of a bee, the author recalls many experiences and images, and then with candor and wit tells true stories to document an on-going heritage of an amazing, outstanding family. Beginning with the struggles of her great grandparents, who were some of America's early settlers, births, deaths and celebrations are recorded in an entertaining way. They make you laugh, cry and contemplate living in this part of the twenty first century. This book will appeal to children, adults and seniors world wide. If you liked I Remember Mama from the 1940s, you will love A Bee's Eye View by Ellen E. Foster.

Plague of a Green Man

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 125712305X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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This second novel in the author's historical mystery series is set in the year is 1380. Lady Apollonia is living with her affinity and three younger sons in Exeter House at the end of summer while her husband is away in London. The images of English medieval people here shift to the emerging towns and the growing merchant class who struggle with a gang culture organized by the local nobility.

King Richard's Sword

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365367355

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In late 14th century Worcester, the Lady Apollonia of Aust struggles to protect the affinity of her son, the sheriff, against undercover usury deviously directed from behind monastic walls while upper middle class sexual misconduct forces him to solve three murders.

Joseph of Arimathea's Treasure

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312799846

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The thrice widowed vowess, Lady Apollonia of Aust, brought her servants with her to Glastonbury in early February, 1397, to help her widowed son and his three small children. In Glastonbury, the Lady and her party were overpowered by the dominating presence of the abbey and the extraordinary legends which defined it. While Apollonia and her household settled in her son’s home, they were unaware of the arrival of two Druids from Ireland who came to accomplish a mysterious purpose. When a brutal murder is discovered on the market place of Glastonbury, the orphaned son of the murdered woman is brought into the Lady’s household. Apollonia becomes aware that her son’s home will be robbed while he is away serving King Richard II. The Lady is at the centre of the investigation of the murder to determine the connexion between local crime and certain priests. She also embraced a number of ancient Celtic truths revealed by the Druids, defining the town of Glastonbury and the mysterious rocky peak called the Tor.

Effigy of the Cloven Hoof

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257245295

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The opening pages of this historical mystery novel carry the reader into the midst of a demonic storm raging on the banks of the Severn River in Gloucestershire, England, in the early autumn of the year 1400. Unknown to the household of Lady Apollonia of Aust a tidal bore has surged up the Severn Estuary leaving in its wake a pre-dawn tide of dead lepers. One decapitated body discovered in a tidal pool is revealed to be an ancient adversary of the Lady. This is the first book in the Lady Apollonia West Country Mysteries.

Templar's Prophecy: The Lady Apollonia Mystery Series Book Four

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304447766

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Lady Apollonia of Aust, medieval sleuth and wealthy daughter of an earl, faces widowhood for the third time. She chooses to guarantee her sovereignty by vowing to become a Bride of Christ, declaring that she will live a nun’s life but remain in the world. Her household takes up residence in Cirencester. There they encounter an ongoing power struggle between the local Augustinian Abbey and the townspeople. After centuries of the abbot’s declaration of being lord of the manor, the people of Cirencester search for ways to stop the abbey’s abuses of power against the town. Upon her arrival the Lady learns that, in the absence of the abbot, the abbey is being run by its prior, an evil living canon. He is known to abuse his power as a manipulative predator without a shred of human compassion or call to Christian ministry. Lady Apollonia is not only forced to deal with murder, she finds herself under attack by one whose muddled mind regards her as the source of evil.


Never Far Apart

Author: Kitty Salsberg,Ellen Foster

Publisher: Azrieli Foundation

ISBN: 1897470983

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Kati and her younger sister, Ilonka, arrived in Canada with painful memories from the Holocaust, which took both of their parents. Their harrowing time alone in the Budapest ghetto was fresh in their minds, as were their fragile hopes to be adopted. But their lives in Toronto were far from what they expected, and full of broken promises. As the sisters navigated their new surroundings, they each grew fiercely strong and independent, while holding onto the comfort that they would be Never Far Apart.

Seasonal Movements of Exchange Rates and Interest Rates Under the Pre-World War I Gold Standard

Author: Ellen Foster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351717057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Originally published in 1994. This work investigates seasonal fluctuations of US and British short term nominal interest rates, the dollar-sterling exchange rate and short term interest rate differentials between the US and Britain during the period 1883-1913. It finds that during the pre-World War Gold Standard seasonal movements in exchange rates did not tend to offset the seasonal fluctuations in interest rate differentials. It presents a model to explain the fluctuations and outlines two specific empirical investigations, considering the results in the light of more recent historical periods as well.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812970X

Category: American fiction

Page: 433

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the work of English-language fiction writers born since 1960. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-Speaking literary world.

The World Is Our Home

Society and Culture in Contemporary Southern Writing

Author: Jeffrey J. Folks,Nancy Summers Folks

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081316155X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and cultural issues in their fiction and drama, including Dorothy Allison, Horton Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and many others. The contributors provide valuable insights into the transformation of southern culture over the past thirty years and probe the social and cultural divisions that persist. The collection makes an important case for the centrality of social critique in contemporary southern fiction.

Making home

Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Author: Maria Holmgren Troy,Elizabeth Kella,Helena Wahlström

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Making home explores the figure of the orphan child in a broad selection of contemporary US novels by popular and critically acclaimed authors Barbara Kingsolver, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Irving, Kaye Gibbons, Octavia Butler, Jewelle Gomez and Toni Morrison. The orphan child is a continuous presence in US literature, not only in children's books and nineteenth-century texts, but also in a variety of genres of contemporary fiction for adults. Making home examines the meanings of this figure in the contexts of American literary history, social history and ideologies of family, race and nation. It argues that contemporary orphan characters function as links to literary history and national mythologies, even as they may also serve to critique the limits of literary history, as well as the limits of familial and national belonging.

Constitutional Amendment Manual

Containing Argument, Appeal, Petitions, Forms of Constitution, Catechism and General Directions for Organized Work for Constitutional Prohibition

Author: Judith Ellen Foster

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781357882754

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work

Author: Brian Jones

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140673

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with the English-language fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.