Writing in the Daybook helped me get through the final nine months of Betty's life. Writing kept me alive to the immanence of illness in her life—and its shadow on mine. Keeping the Daybook was therapeutic. it gave me a space to vent my ...
Author: Laurel Richardson
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Betty Frankel Kirschner succumbed to emphysema one day in June. She had been a long-term professor at Kent State University, founding member of the feminist caucus in sociology, a political activist, a chain smoker. Close friend Laurel Richardson, a key figure in literary turn in ethnographic writing, kept a daybook, relating their conversations and interactions over Betty’s last few months. Rich in memory, emotion, dreams, and life-and-death decisions, the daybook chronicles the ups and down of a terminally ill woman and the impact that illness has on friends, colleagues, and family alike. Richardson also grapples with the ethics of writing deeply personal narratives. Part memoir, part sociological analysis, part eulogy to a departed friend, Richardson opens a poignant window into living an academic life, and ending it.
The last thing I needed was a chocolate chip cookie as big as a frisbee. Absolutely the last thing. For once, I'd show a little restraint. I'd have a lo-cal apple, and that would be that. Yeah, right. The minute Danny was gone, ...
Author: Laura Levine
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Wisecracking pen-for-hire Jaine Austen is back--and she's about to discover that working on the set of a Hollywood sitcom is no laughing matter. . . Jaine still hasn't found a good man--or a way to keep all those sugary snacks from going straight to her hips. But--with a little help from her best friend Kandi--she's finally landed a gig as a sitcom writer! True, Muffy 'n Me (aka "Bewitched with Tits") isn't going to win any Emmys. And her office at Miracle Studios needs a little sprucing up, and a few dozen rat traps. But it sure beats writing boring brochures and bad resumes, so Jaine's not complaining. Until the plot thickens--with murder. . . Jaine figures the trouble all started when Muffy 'n Me's hottest star, gorgeous Quinn Kirkland, seduced the head writer--whose husband also works on the show. But when Quinn's caught in bed with the barely-legal actress who plays his niece, things really heat up--and his many jealous girlfriends start to figure things out. . . So when the no-good heartthrob drops dead after nibbling a poisoned doughnut, Jaine isn't terribly surprised. But who could have done it? A competitive co-star and a couple of scorned lovers top Jaine's list of suspects, but the police have zeroed in on her man-crazy pal Kandi. She fell hard for Quinn--and nearly fell apart when she learned of all his other women. Now Jaine has to figure out who finally stopped Quinn's cheatin' heart--before her best friend ends up behind bars. . .
Catherine Aird. By Catherine Aird Hole in One Losing Ground Past Tense Dead Heading Last Writes Copyright Allison & Busby Limited 12 Fitzroy Mews London W1T.
Author: Catherine Aird
Publisher: Allison & Busby
The police inspector brightened. 'I must say that any suggestion of a motive would be a help. The deceased didn't appear to have any natural enemies.' 'We've all got natural enemies, Inspector. I think what poor Walkinshaw had were some unnatural ones.' Last Writes is a mischievously clever compendium of twenty-two short stories from the pen of classic crime author Catherine Aird. Not only do her much-loved police duo Detective Inspector Christopher Sloan and Detective Constable William Crosby feature, but also a host of new characters including the mysterious Malcolm Venables of the Secret Service. Full of delicious twists and turns, Last Writes is be a collection to curl up with and savour.
It seems to be the governing board who makes the final decisions about what's going to be taught and who gets excommunicated when they break the rules.” She paused, remembering the stunned reaction of the members when Stedman made his ...
Author: Sheila Lowe
Claudia's friend Kelly learns that she's an aunt when her estranged half-sister Erin shows up in desperate need of help. Erin and her husband have been living as member of The Temple of Brighter Light in an isolated compound. Now Erin's husband and child have disappeared, leaving behind a cryptic note. Using her skills as a forensic handwriting expert, Claudia gains entry to the compound. She has only days to uncover the truth about Kelly's missing niece before a child's life is written off for good...
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Author: Great Britain. Public Record OfficePublish On: 1870
John Browne writes from Patani that there was neither money nor goods left in that factory , not so much as to buy them victuals withal , until he received a thousand ryals from Farie , from Siam . The factors at Siam sent in March last ...
NEWTON PRICE , of Oxhey Vicarage , Watford , writes : - " We were specially attracted by the thoughtful provision for the private devotions of the children , the hymn book being a child's hand - book of devotion . " The Rev.
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