A Novel

Author: Sapphire

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780307474841

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

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A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African American girl living in Harlem who was raped and left pregnant by her father.

Push Girl

A Novel

Author: Chelsie Hill,Jessica Love

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466846054

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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An inspiring, real, and fresh young adult novel about how life can change in an instant by Chelsie Hill, one of the stars Sundance Channel's series "Push Girls." Kara is a high school junior who's loving life. She's popular, has a great group of friends and an amazing boyfriend, and she's a shoe-in for homecoming queen. Even though her parents can't stop fighting and her ex-boyfriend can't seem to leave her alone, Kara won't let anything get in the way of her perfect year. It's Friday night, and Kara arrives at a party, upset after hearing her parents having another one of their awful fights, and sees another girl with her hands all over her boyfriend. Furious, Kara leaves to take a drive, and, as she's crossing an intersection, a car comes out of nowhere and slams into the driver's side of Kara's car. When Kara wakes up, she has no memory of the night before. Where is she? Why are her parents crying? And, most importantly -- why can't she feel her legs? As Kara is forced to adjust to her new life as a paralyzed teen, where her friends aren't who they seemed to be and her once-adoring boyfriend is mysteriously absent, she starts to realize that what matters in life isn't what happens to you -- it's the choices you make and the people you love. Co-written by "Push Girls" star Chelsie Hill, whose real life inspired Kara's experience, this uplifting novel takes young readers from tragedy to triumph with an unforgettable and unique heroine.

Sapphire’s Literary Breakthrough

Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives

Author: Neal A. Lester,Lynette D. Myles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137330864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The first collection focused on the writing of provocative author and performance artist Sapphire, including her groundbreaking novel PUSH that has since become the Academy-award-winning film Precious.

The Great Push

Author: Patrick MacGill

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 0857903276

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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In 1915 Patrick MacGill, the ‘navvy poet’ whose autobiographical novel about his life as a potato harvester and roadwork in Scotland, Children of the Dead End A classic of war literature, The Great Push is a passionate and compelling book which describes the fear, resilience, humour and fatalism of those who fought in the raw edge of one of the most terrifying wars ever to have been waged.

The Acquisition of Syntactic Structure

Animacy and Thematic Alignment

Author: Misha Becker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107007844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This book explains how children's early ability to distinguish between animate and inanimate nouns helps them acquire complex sentence structure. The theoretical claims of the book expand the well-known hypotheses of Syntactic and Semantic Bootstrapping, resulting in greater coverage of the core principles of language acquisition.

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

Author: Catalina Florina Florescu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739183184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood seeks to reevaluate the concept of unconditional maternal love and the global emancipation of motherhood as recorded from 17th century onward and as analyzed in various genres: cinema, poetry, novel, drama, and mystery fiction series. By using unprecedented comparative critical approaches such as phenomenological, medical, feminist, and re-enchantment theories, and by analyzing works from literature, cinema, and visual arts, this collection attempts to reestablish and redefine a canonical concept with the intention to revitalize an otherwise taken-for-granted image and role.

The Kid

A Novel

Author: Sapphire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101529210

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul. In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh and of the soul, The Kid brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones. We meet him at age nine, on the day of his mother's funeral. Left alone to navigate a world in which love and hate sometimes hideously masquerade, forced to confront unspeakable violence, his history, and the dark corners of his own heart, Abdul claws his way toward adulthood and toward an identity he can stand behind. In a generational story that moves with the speed of thought from a Mississippi dirt farm to Harlem in its heyday; from a troubled Catholic orphanage to downtown artist's lofts, The Kid tells of a twenty- first-century young man's fight to find a way toward the future. A testament to the ferocity of the human spirit and the deep nourishing power of love and of art, The Kid chronicles a young man about to take flight. In the intimate, terrifying, and deeply alive story of Abdul's journey, we are witness to an artist's birth by fire.

Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

Author: Judie Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136774807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the possibility of terror — whether state or non-state, external or homegrown — shadows Utopian imaginings. Terror and Utopia are linked in fiction through the exploration of the commodification of affect, a phenomenon of a globalized world in which feelings are managed, homogenized across cultures, exaggerated, or expunged according to a dominant model. Narrative approaches to the terrorist offer a means to investigate the ways in which fiction can resist commodification of affect, and maintain a reasoned but imaginative vision of possibilities for human community. Newman explores topics such as the first American bestseller with a Muslim protagonist, the links between writer and terrorist, the work of Iranian-Jewish Americans, and the relation of race and religion to Utopian thought.

The Push & the Pull

A Novel

Author: Darryl Whetter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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On a cycling odyssey through eastern Canada, Andrew Day pushes through a past that threatens to pull him under. As he sloughs off his fears, material goods, and attachments, he finally gains momentum for change. In this work of fiction, Darryl Whetter propels his readers into a world as redolent with physicality as it is with revelation. The result is an experience rife with the intensity of living and the raw weight of desire.

Emily & Einstein

A Novel of Second Chances

Author: Linda Francis Lee

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429918861

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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He was a man who didn't deserve a second chance. But he needed one... Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies. Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future—even after she meets a new man?

Pusheen, die Katze

Aus dem Leben der niedlichsten Katze der Welt

Author: Claire Belton

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641132932

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Dick? Höchstens ein bisschen. Faul? Sagen wir gemütlich. Flauschig? Und wie! Niedlich? Niedlicher geht nicht! Die derzeit beliebteste Katze der Welt hört auf den Namen Pusheen – sie kommt aber auch, wenn man »Kuchen« oder »Eiscreme« ruft –, und wer sie sieht, verfällt ihr und ihrem Witz sofort. Ob sie frisst, schläft, die Wohnung katzengemäß umdekoriert oder Karrieretipps für Katzen gibt, Pusheen ist einfach einzigartig. Wer Katzen mag, wird diese lieben!

New Directions In Language Development And Disorders

Author: Michael Perkins,Sara Howard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461541573

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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Research into child language development is being conducted more extensively, by more people, and in more countries throughout the world than at any point in the past. We now know more than we ever did before about the linguistic, cognitive, neurobio logical, and social capacities that children bring to their language learning task, as well as the ways in which these capacities interact with a whole range of factors present in the child's environment throughout the learning process, not least the particular character istics of the language or languages to which the child is exposed. Far from inducing a sense of complacency, this new knowledge seems instead to create an even stronger impetus to know more. This is partly because of the new and unforeseen questions it raises and partly because of competition between different theories to provide the best explanation of the phenomenon, and which in turn engender different methods of enquiry. This volume addresses many of the key issues which are currently exercising the minds of child language researchers, and which are likely to motivate research for some years to come. The chapters included here-all previously unpublished-present a great deal of new data and address a range of theoretical issues from a variety of perspectives.

Pushing the Limits

Author: Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488086389

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Book 1 in Katie McGarry’s award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles! “A riveting and emotional ride!” —New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles “An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!” —Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of Firstlife So wrong for each other…and yet so right. No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can PUSH THE LIMITS and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her HOW TO LOVE AGAIN. Originally published in July 2012.

Pushing at Boundaries

Author: Heike Bartel,Elizabeth Boa

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042020512

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Pushing at Boundaries presents approaches to women writers who have recently had a big impact in shaping the contemporary literary field in Germany. The opening chapters offer the first extensive consideration of Karen Duve's work, including an excerpt from her latest novel, the romance parody Die entführte Prinzessin, a fascinating commentary by her translator Anthea Bell, and essays on her acclaimed novel Regenroman, her subversive take on West German youth culture in the 1980s in Dies ist kein Liebeslied, and explorations of the witty echoes of fairy tales and myths in all her novels and stories. Other writers compared with Duve or discussed independently include Anne Duden, Jenny Erpenbeck, Julia Franck, Michael Fritz, Kerstin Hensel, Julia Schoch, Malin Schwerdtfeger, and Maike Wetzel. A final essay explores Berlin, as capital city and urban jungle, in recent novels by Sibylle Berg, Tanja Dückers, Alexa Hennig von Lange, Judith Hermann, Unda Hörner, Inka Parei, Kathrin Röggla, Antje Stelling, and Antje Rávic Strubel. Readers will find many cross-connections and contrasts reflecting the heterogeneous and often conflict-ridden culture in Germany today. Topics include the subversion of gender stereotypes; the merging of 'high' and 'low' culture; the invasion of cultivated spheres by 'wild' nature; post-Wende border crossings between East and West; and the highly charged relationship between lust and disgust.

How to Grow a Novel

The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466865008

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Each year thousands of fiction writers, from beginners to bestselling author, benefit from Sol Stein's sold-out workshops, featured appearances at writers' conferences, software for writers, on-line columns, and his popular first book for writers, Stein on Writing. Stein practices what he teaches: He is the author of nine novels, including the million-copy bestseller The Magician, as well as editor of such major writers as James Baldwin, Jack Higgins, Elia Kazan, Budd Schulberg, W. H. Auden, and Jacques Barzun, and the teacher and editor of several current bestselling authors. What sets Stein apart is his practical approach. He provides specific techniques that speed writers to successful publication. How to Grow a Novel is not just a book, but an invaluable workshop in print. It includes details and examples from Stein's editorial work with a #1 bestselling novelist as well as talented newcomers. Stein takes the reader backstage in the development of memorable characters and fascinating plots. The chapter on dialogue overflows with solutions for short-story writers, novelists, screenwriters, and playwrights. Stein shows what readers are looking for-- and what they avoid-- in the experience of reading fiction. The book offers guidelines-- and warnings-- of special value for nonfiction writers who want to move into fiction. Stein points to the little, often overlooked things that damage the writer's authority without the writer knowing it. And this book, like no other writing book, takes the reader behind the scenes of the publishing business as it affects writers of every level of experience, revealing the hard truths that are kept behind shut doors.

Playlist for the dead

Author: Michelle Falkoff

Publisher: Coppenrath Verlag

ISBN: 3649670712

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 211

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27 Songs und die Wahrheit über mich Diese Dinge weiß Sam: Es gab eine Party. Es gab einen Streit. Am nächsten Morgen ist sein bester Freund tot. Aber was Sam nicht weiß: Warum? Alles, was ihm von Hayden bleibt, ist eine Playlist und eine Notiz: Hör dir das an und du wirst mich verstehen. Und so begibt Sam sich auf die Suche nach Antworten und muss schon bald feststellen, dass er seinen besten Freund nicht so gut kannte, wie er immer gedacht hat ... Ein Blick hinter die Fassaden einer Freundschaft Ein bewegendes Debüt über Verlust und Neuanfang

Sherwood Anderson

A Writer in America

Author: Walter B. Rideout

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299220235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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Sherwood Anderson, an important American novelist and short-story writer of the early twentieth century, is probably best known for his novel Winesburg, Ohio. His realistic and nonformulaic writing style would influence the next generation of authors, most notably Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Walter Rideout’s Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America is a seminal work that reintroduces us to this important, yet recently neglected, American writer, giving him long overdue attention. This second volume of the monumental two-volume work covers Anderson’s life after his move in the mid-1920s to “Ripshin,” his house near Marion, Virginia (where Volume 1 ended.) The second volume covers his return to business pursuits; his extensive travels in the South touring factories, which resulted in his political involvement in labor struggles and several books on the topic; and finally his unexpected death in 1941. No other existing Anderson biography, the most recent of which was published nearly twenty years ago, is as thoroughly researched, so extensively based on primary sources and interviews with a range of Anderson’s friends and family members, or as complete in its vision of the man and the writer. Rideout uncovers much new information about events and people in Anderson’s life and provides a new perspective on many of his works. This two-volume biography presents Anderson’s many remarkable attributes more clearly than ever before, while astutely placing his life and writings in the broader social, political, and artistic movements of his times. Outstanding Book, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine Winner, Biography Award, Society of Midland Authors

Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature

Author: T. Green

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137282460

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Oprah Winfrey has long promoted black issues by being involved as a producer or actor in the adaptation of works by African American writers for film. This volume evaluates Winfrey's involvement in the visual interpretation of African American literary texts using film, music, black masculinity, black feminist, and cultural theory.