From Paulette Jiles, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Enemy Women, comes a poignant and unforgettable story of hardship, sacrifice, and strength in a tragic time—and of a desperate dream born of an undying faith in the ...
Author: Paulette Jiles
Publisher: Harper Collins
From Paulette Jiles, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Enemy Women, comes a poignant and unforgettable story of hardship, sacrifice, and strength in a tragic time—and of a desperate dream born of an undying faith in the arrival of a better day Oil is king of East Texas during the darkest years of the Great Depression. The Stoddard girls—responsible Mayme, whip-smart tomboy Jeanine, and bookish Bea—know no life but an itinerant one, trailing their father from town to town as he searches for work on the pipelines and derricks; that is, when he's not spending his meager earnings at gambling joints, race tracks, and dance halls. And in every small town in which the windblown family settles, mother Elizabeth does her level best to make each sparse, temporary house they inhabit a home. But the fall of 1937 ushers in a year of devastating drought and dust storms, and the family's fortunes sink further than they ever anticipated when a questionable "accident" leaves Elizabeth and her girls alone to confront the cruelest hardships of these hardest of times. With no choice left to them, they return to the abandoned family farm. It is Jeanine, proud and stubborn, who single-mindedly devotes herself to rebuilding the farm and their lives. But hard work and good intentions won't make ends meet or pay the back taxes they owe on their land. In desperation, the Stoddard women place their last hopes for salvation in a wildcat oil well that eats up what little they have left . . . and on the back of late patriarch Jack's one true legacy, a dangerous racehorse named Smoky Joe. And Jeanine, the fatherless "daddy's girl," must decide if she will gamble it all . . . on love.
Stormy Weather looks at the effects of climate change as experienced by the people of Tuvalu, a tiny, picturesque Pacific nation.
Author: David Corlett
Publisher: UNSW Press
Climate change is predicted to dislocate millions of people in regions already vulnerable to economic, political and environmental disruption. Already some communities, notably Pacific Islanders, are under direct threat of displacement due to climate-related factors. Stormy Weather looks at the effects of climate change as experienced by the people of Tuvalu, a tiny, picturesque Pacific nation. It looks at how the international community should respond to climate-related migration in Asia, the Pacific and Africa, and argues that Australia—in a region in which 60 per cent of the world’s population lives and where the human implications of climate change will be played out—has a particular interest in ensuring that this new challenge is met.
The dancer was also known as lecherous—“he jumped all the girls,” added
Jackson—and notoriously ill tempered; according to legend, he pulled a gun on
Benny Carter, Stormy Weather's musical director. Still, he never tried to upstage
Author: James Gavin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
At long last, the first serious biography of entertainment legend Lena Horne -- the celebrated star of film, stage, and music who became one of the first African-American icons. At the 2001 Academy Awards, Halle Berry thanked Lena Horne for paving the way for her to become the first black recipient of a Best Actress Oscar. Though limited, mostly to guest singing appearances in splashy Hollywood musicals, "the beautiful Lena Horne," as she was often called, became a pioneering star for African Americans in the 1940s and fifties. Now James Gavin, author of Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker, draws on a wealth of unmined material and hundreds of interviews -- one of them with Horne herself -- to give us the defining portrait of an American icon. Gavin has gotten closer than any other writer to the celebrity who has lived in reclusion since 1998. Incorporating insights from the likes of Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll, Arthur Laurents, and several of Horne's fellow chorines from Harlem's Cotton Club, Stormy Weather offers a fascinating portrait of a complex, even tragic Horne -- a stunning talent who inspired such giants of showbiz as Barbra Streisand, Eartha Kitt, and Aretha Franklin, but whose frustrations with racism, and with tumultuous, root-less childhood, left wounds too deep to heal. The woman who emerged was as angry as she was luminous. From the Cotton Club's glory days and the back lots of Hollywood's biggest studios to the glitzy but bigoted hotels of Las Vegas's heyday, this behind-the-scenes look at an American icon is as much a story of the limits of the American dream as it is a masterful, ground-breaking biography.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Ever wondered where in the world tornadoes rip houses from the ground? Or frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get all the answers and more in this book, where the weather makes the rules.
Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Horrible Geography
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Ever wondered where in the world tornadoes rip houses from theground? Or frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get all the answers and more in this book, where the weather makes the rules. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!
Author: Anastasia C. CurwoodPublish On: 2010-11-29
There, he witnesses Selena's heartfelt performance of the song Stormy Weather.
Backstage, the two meet for the first time in years, and Selena expresses her wish
to have children (and, by implication, leave her career). Their happy reunion ...
Author: Anastasia C. Curwood
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
The so-called New Negroes of the period between World Wars I and II embodied a new sense of racial pride and upward mobility for the race. Many of them thought that relationships between spouses could be a crucial factor in realizing this dream. But there was little agreement about how spousal relationships should actually function in an ideal New Negro marriage. Shedding light on an often-overlooked aspect of African American social history, Anastasia C. Curwood explores the public and private negotiations over gender relationships inside marriage that consumed upwardly mobile black Americans between 1918 and 1942.
" David L. Clark, McMaster University In his newest provocative book, prominent social critic Henry A. Giroux shows how the tragedy and suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina signals a much larger crisis in the United States-one ...
Author: Henry A. Giroux
Category: Social Science
"By far the single most important account and analysis of the Katrina catastrophe." David L. Clark, McMaster University In his newest provocative book, prominent social critic Henry A. Giroux shows how the tragedy and suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina signals a much larger crisis in the United States-one that threatens the very nature of individual freedom and inclusive democracy. This crisis extends far beyond matters of leadership, governance, or the Bush administration. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart of democracy and must be understood within a broader set of antidemocratic forces that not only made the social disaster underlying Katrina possible, but also contribute to an emerging authoritarianism in the United States. Questions regarding who is going to die and who is going to live are driving a new form of authoritarianism in the United States. Within this form of "dirty democracy" a new and more insidious set of forces-embedded in our global economy-have largely given up on the sanctity of human life, rendering some groups as disposable and privileging others. Giroux offers up a vision of hope that creates the conditions for multiple collective and global struggles that refuse to use politics as an act of war and markets as the measure of democracy. Making human beings superfluous is the essence of totalitarianism, and democracy is the antidote in urgent need of being reclaimed. Katrina will keep the hope of such a struggle alive because for many of us the images of those floating bodies serve as a desperate reminder of what it means when justice, as the lifeblood of democracy, becomes cold and indifferent.
A wry, wise new novel of Southern dreams and second chances. On the morning of her birthday, Vonda Thayer awakes from her American Dream to realize she?s living a domestic nightmare. She plays happy homemaker to two whiny, self-absorbed teenagers, a ranting, divorced monster-in-law, and her knocked-up oldest daughter, who?s just moved home to escape a deadbeat boyfriend. In her free time, Vonda stalks her no-good husband and his bimbo du jour. And now her ailing, cantankerous father-in- law?the monster?s very estranged ex?needs a nursemaid and a place to recover. Vonda seriously needs to replace that white picket fence with barbed wire. When a hurricane rips through north Florida, it threatens to tear her already fragile family completely apart. It?s up to Vonda to help them weather the storm and learn a few survival instincts in the process. The sun?s going down on this desperate housewife, and dawn?s breaking on a new, improved Vonda Thayer?
Stormy Weather Written by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler. Performed by Ella
Fitzgerald Don't know why There's no sun in the sky Stormy weather Since my
man and I ain't together Keeps raining all the time. Life is bare. Gloom and misery
Author: Annie Miller
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Have you ever felt like you are under a storm cloud without an umbrella? If so, you can relate to Abbey. From the moment she drew her first breath, life has brought one storm after another—that is until she met Michael. At first, he was everything she ever dreamed of, and to her surprise, their attraction was instantaneous and mutual. As they begin making plans for a future together, Abbey’s storm cloud returns. But will her heart be able to survive the aftermath? In a story of love, loss, and tragedy, Stormy Weather explores the beauty of inner strength and accepting the kindness of others.
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: When new villain Stormy Weather hits Paris, she is set to cause chaos. Will Marinette be able to transform in time to save the city without neglecting her babysitting duties?
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Author: Phillip A. Elwood
Publisher: Author House
Politics, action and romance combine to take the reader through the greatest and most destructive event of the Twentieth Century. Historic events and historic figures are interwoven in this exciting and heartwarming story of just one family from the Greatest Generation. Son of a World War II veteran, and an admirer of all who served, Elwood puts his heart into his storytelling with Stormy Weather.
... no matter how things unfold.‖ She smiled. ―Through snow and rain and
gloom of night?‖ He kissed her. ―Through all kinds of stormy weather.‖ Also
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Author: Sherrie Hansen
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing
Book 1 of the Maple Valley Trilogy An ill wind is brewing up a storm and as usual, Rachael Jones is in the middle of the fray. If the local banker succeeds in bulldozing the Victorian houses she's trying to save, she's in for yet another rough time before the skies clear. The only bright spots on the horizon are her friendship with Luke... and her secret rendezvous with Mac...Is Rachael meant to weather the storm with Luke, who touches her heart and soul so intimately, or with Mac, who knows each sweet secret of her body?
Author: Manuel S. Silverman Ph DPublish On: 2010-03-01
I liken these experiences as feeling “tossed by the high waves in stormy weather.
” I offer glimpses into my own life in the hope that recounting of my own
experiences will impact the lives of those patients, family, friends and
professionals who ...
Author: Manuel S. Silverman Ph D
Publisher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
In a poignant, yet humorous style, Silverman takes you along on an incredible journey of pleasure and pain. His book reaches from the agony of failed marriages, loss of other relationships and termination of employment to the ecstasy of spending sprees, promiscuity, risky behavior, instability and irrational outbursts of elation. Highlights of these experiences are all a part of this recantation. The reader is catapulted into Silvermans insightful, yet often warped picture of his world. In fact, Silverman attributes his being alive today to intrusive interventions and eventual comprehensive treatment, with healthy doses of medication management, individual therapy, couples therapy, support groups and a small circle of caring and understanding friends. Anyone living with bipolar disorder, as a consumer or a family member, will gain a fuller understanding of the insidious nature of this disease and the havoc that it reaps. It is anticipated that these insights may lead the reader to dealing more effectively with this disease and deciding to live a richer, fuller, more meaningful life.
Weather. Patterns. The morning of the 2000 New Hampshire primary was a
sunny one, but not for Vice President Al Gore and his operatives. Early exit polls
showed that Gore had frittered away a lead over his challenger, Bill Bradley, and
Author: D. Scala
Category: Political Science
In the coming presidential primaries, no state is as important in setting the stage - or affecting the odds - as New Hampshire. This small, mountainous, proudly distinctive state holds the first primary and the results, both real and in comparison to expectations, can greatly influence the competition for the highest office in the land. Candidates who do well can create momentum and gain support, while those who do worse than expected can be counted out. Scala explains the distinctiveness of New Hampshire politics and how the candidates create strategies to appeal to the state's voters. New Hampshire's sympathy for reformist candidates has the paradoxical affect of jumpstarting the campaigns of those candidates least representative of Democratic voters nationally. The implications for Democratic chances to win the presidency in 2004 are discussed.
Story-time will be eagerly anticipated when you read this wonderful lullaby picture book, populated with a rich cast of animals, from rabbits and bears to owls and seals, as every parent and child prepares for a safe night's sleep. With boundless energy, the text takes a ride through a night-time of possibilities as stormy weather assails the characters. Each fearful moment is calmly laid aside with warm cuddles and sweet caresses of reassurance. Combining soothing text that gently addresses bedtime fears with adorable art that will be familiar to Debi's many fans, this picture book will become a firm family favourite along with hot milk and bedtime kisses. Brilliantly read by Amelia Fox. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.
Storm clouds looming above? Feeling overwhelmed by the crisis you are experiencing? Where can we turn for help when dark storm clouds are hovering above, threatening to turn our world upside down? Do we retreat and hide from the world? Or is there another option? Stormy Weather suggests that we retreat to the word of God where we are assured that God is our refuge and a present help in times of troubles. Stormy Weather is a guide to help you weather the storms of life. Whether it is a storm threatening your finances, your marriage, your job, health, or your relationships; no matter what kind of storm you are facing, Stormy Weather will help you to embrace the crisis and rise above the threatening waves that are trying to overtake you. Whether you are in a storm or fresh out of one, you will be reminded that God promises to be with us through it all. “Stormy Weather has become a part of my morning worship. Although it sounds strange to imply that the storms of life are welcomed—as Rudd compellingly reveals—the truth is that they’re necessary and guaranteed, so I am learning to embrace by faith. I love the combination of personal testimony, Scripture, songs, and powerful declarative statements captured in this guidebook. This is an inspiring testimony of the power of revealing vulnerability and an excellent tool for ushering in the spirit of the Lord.” —Danielle Price, Teach Director, Antioch Baptist Church
When a ferocious hurricane rips through southern Florida, the con artists and carpetbaggers waste no time in swarming over the disaster area. Among the predators are Edie Marsh, an entrepreneurial young woman whose scheme to sleep with a Palm Beach Kennedy has fizzled, freezing her to concoct a colossal insurance rip-off; Lester Maddox Parsons, a murderous ex-con whose violent encounter with a game warden has left him with the fitting name of “Snapper”; and Avila, a crooked building inspector-turned-roofer who dabbles somewhat unsuccessfully in the occult. Caught in the middle are Max and Bonnie Lamb, newlyweds torn in wildly different directions by the storm. It is Max’s fateful decision to abort their Disney World honeymoon and race to Dade County to see the terrible devastation. Armed with a video camera, the ambitious young advertising executive can’t wait to show his hurricane tapes to his buddies back in New York. Over Bonnie’s objections, Max eagerly sets out through the rubble, debris and mayhem—and promptly vanishes. The only clue to his whereabouts: a runaway monkey. The only person who can help Bonnie’s search: a mysterious young man with a tranquilizer gun and a roomful of human skulls. But there’s also a man called Skink who has devoted his very strange existence to saving Florida from the kinds of people blown in by the hurricane. It is he, crazed and determined, who prowls the swath of the storm and forever changes the lives of Max, Bonnie, Edie and the others. Their paths—tangled before they even know it—come together in a novel that continues the hilarious and scathing muckraking tradition that Carl Hiaasen has so mercilessly made his own. In Stormy Weather, there is no calm eye. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.
A poetic, yet darkly humorous, retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest follows a troupe of vaudeville artists, who arrive in a rainy Australian town to give a performance, as they are all faced with shattered dreams and unfulfilled desires, forever tied together by the transformative power of art.