Show Me the Way to Go Home - Shirley M. Odle Summary
A carefree and idyllic childhood during the Depression allowed author Shirley Odle, born Shirley Cross, to become a free-spirited and self willed young lady. While growing up in Washington, she benefited from the hard work and perseverance of her loving parents. They provided a strong family life for her, her sister Margie, and her brother Bob. One day, a chance invitation to a church service from a fellow employee of her father, changed her family and reset the course of her life. In this action packed memoir, she recounts her childhood experiences and teen years in loving detail. Introducing her college sweetheart Glen Odle, she recalls their shared experiences as he is drafted into the service during WWII. Marrying him in San Francisco, she follows him around the United States in exciting and challenging circumstances. Returning to the Pacific Northwest, Shirley continues her life story, sharing tales of her children and their growing up years. Through the years her belief in God remained, but God’s plans and Shirley’s plans clashed, creating a life-long struggle. Guilt, forgiveness, and obedience spiral. God has been the centerpiece for her life, but sometimes the ups and downs of daily life baffled her. Show Me the Way to Go Home is Shirley Odle’s honest and heartwarming story of her life and the role God has played in each step of the way.
Show Me the Way to Go Home - Dorothy Jane Cullen Schwartz Summary
As a child of the 1940s, horrified by wartime newsreels, Dorothy Jane asks one of her teachers, Is a war ever off? Scarcely sleeping more than a season in the same bed, the child of an attractive and feckless single mother recalls in remarkable detail her at times rakish existence as she gains a hard won maturity.
Show Me the Way to Go Home - Takako Day Summary
In 1995 Takako Day received a plea from a Japanese American who had been forcibly removed from his home and incarcerated during the Pacific War. He asked her to tell the painful story of American citizens who had been labeled “disloyal” by the US government. She interviewed more than ten “disloyal” men and discovered that at heart of their experience was a moral dilemma, buried deep in the Japanese American community: unlike many other English-speaking Japanese Americans, their mother tongue and the language of their education was the “enemy” language, Japanese. It is dedicated to making the untold stories of US citizens — imprisoned but asked to fight for the country that imprisoned them — accessible to readers of English.
The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore - Newman Ivey White,Jan Philip Schinhan Summary
Frank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individuals—Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members—and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition.
The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays: 'This is just this. This isn't real. It’s money.’ - Thomas Conway Summary
HEROIN by Grace Dyas, Trade by Mark O’Halloran, The Art of Swimming by Lynda Radley, Pineapple by Phillip McMahon, I ? Alice ? I by Amy Conroy, The Big Deal edited by Una McKevitt, Oedipus Loves You by Simon Doyle & Gavin Quinn, The Year of Magical Wanking by Neil WatkinsEdited and introduced by Thomas Conway. This anthology comprises eight new plays by Irish playwrights premièred between the years 2006 and 2011. These playwrights ride, however, in no slipstream of the identifiably Irish play. Here, the enterprise of playwriting itself is being re-imagined. Here, above all else, is a commitment to becoming in the theatre. For all that, each play is concerned with what is unfinished business in Ireland. How astonishing, then, that these plays should revolve for the most part around identity and, in particular, sexual identity. How identity comes into play, how we open up the field of play, how we raise into collective experience the exercise of that play – the urgency in the playwriting would appear to lie precisely here. We can read from the historical moment – from a narrative emphasizing an economic bubble and its hangover – into these plays. Or we can take these playwrights at their word and observe lives lived at the contour of identities in the making. It is for us as readers, just as we have as theatre-goers – frequently scandalized, enthralled, shamed, appalled, unburdened, tickled pink – to decide.
Sing-Along Book for Grey Nomads - Aro Dee Summary
We discovered that we love to sing the old songs from a certain time but we have forgotten most of the words. This collection supplies the words to favorite oldies but goodies get a group together with a couple of copies of this song book and have a good old singalong !!! Dedicated to family and friends we want all thr oldies out there, the GREY NOMADS, to get this sing along book and get together in the camping ground and caravan parks all over Australia (and even the rest of the world !) and SING ALONG !
I Shall Sing and Dance in the Rain - Gregory Wilson Summary
Gregory Wilson is Jamaican. He is a graduate from the University of the West Indies, at Mona, Jamaica. Mr. Wilson has been teaching for almost all of his adult life. In addition, he has been writing poems since high school. If Gregory has a love for teaching, he has a passion for writing--poems. He has been to several workshops and international poetry competitions. In 2005, he was second place winner at a convention of poets held in Reno, Nevada, by the Famous Poets Society. the kids whom he teaches, as well as his colleagues, and diverse audiences always enjoy listening to him read and recite his poems. Presently, Mr. Wilson teaches English language and literature at a prestigious high school in the Bahamas.
Oh, by the Way... - Betty Jane Kimpton Summary
Quoting Betty Jane Kimpton, 84 years of age, There is so much to live for and to be thankful for without looking on the dark side of life and the many ailments that come in our senior years. She is a person who enjoys making humor out of most situations and finds any subject to be a topic on which to pen a poem. Any word or subject is bait for one so apt to write poetry. It is with this thought in mind that this book has been written with the hope that others may enjoy fictional situations that can occur in any residence such as a retirement home or elsewhere. Her past vocations have been that of a grade school student writing poetry, a high school student writing drama that was acted out there, composing both poetry and music as the situations came up, a nurse, a wife and mother of three sons, a secretary, a you name it as she calls it. When asked what her vocation is now, she replies, I am a Household Executive! OH, BY THE WAY . . . . . . . . . is a whimsical anecdote of life in a retirement community called a home. Narration has been made of various incidents taking place there, both humorous and serious. This has been interspersed with poetry written by the author and Christian quips that enhance the rendition of life as it has been, is and that which is to come.
Country Music Records - Tony Russell,Bob Pinson Summary
More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.
The Way I Heard It - Arnie Marchand Summary
B. Retelling the stories from Okanogan elders, the author begins in Wenatchee, WA and follows the trail now known as Highway 97 heading north into British Columbia, Canada. The book is arranged as if the author is traveling with you on your adventure through time, including stories of places and events as seen through the eyes of the native settlers of the area.
Rudolf - Marian Pankowski,John Maslen Summary
This novel, set in the 1970s, tells the story of the "author" - a middle-aged Polish professor who lives abroad but who earlier survived the Nazi concentration camps - and Rudolf, an old man. In the 1930s Rudolf, the son of Germans living in Poland, rebelled against the expectations of both his parents and Polish society by leading an openly gay life in Paris. Rudolf and the author meet by chance in Brussels, and the novel unfolds as Rudolf attempts to convince the author - and himself - that his choices were good ones, that his life and the memories he has of it were worth whatever he gave up for them. Told in a highly poetic fashion through the author's stream of consciousness as well as through a triangular correspondence among Rudolf, the author, and the author's mother, Rudolf's story emerges as a tale of subversion and liberation. Echoing Gombrowicz in its exploration of transgressive desire, it will be of great interest not only to those interested in Polish literature but to readers of gay and lesbian literature as well.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams Summary
The definitive text of this American classic—reissued with an introduction by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance) and Williams' essay "Person-to-Person." Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony of her husband, Brick Pollitt. In spite of the public controversy Cat stirred up, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award for that year. Williams, as he so often did with his plays, rewrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for many years—the present version was originally produced at the American Shakespeare Festival in 1974 with all the changes that made Williams finally declare the text to be definitive, and was most recently produced on Broadway in the 2003-04 season. This definitive edition also includes Williams' essay "Person-to-Person," Williams' notes on the various endings, and a short chronology of the author's life. One of America's greatest living playwrights, as well as a friend and colleague of Williams, Edward Albee has written a concise introduction to the play from a playwright's perspective, examining the candor, sensuality, power, and impact of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof then and now.
Golf Against Cancer - Trevor Sandford Summary
Youd have to be mad to play golf every day for a month alongside the busiest motorway in Britain but thats what Trevor Sandford did in August 2011. When an ordinary club golfer took on the challenge for charity, every day brought on a new adventure. This book tells the tale of the Golf Against Cancer tour with all the blisters, the blog and the banter. Some of these stories you could not make up; this is genuine feel-good non-fiction. a brilliant and funny account of a fantastic achievement The Social Golfer
The Tree of Lost Dreams - Frank Sousa Summary
The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnnys words Now we have our own war were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnnys words, If we dont fight them there, we will fight them here. The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousas first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.