Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill

In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it.

Author: A. Manette Ansay

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0380730138

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill--a loveless house suffused with the settling dust of bitterness and routine--where calculated cruelty is a way of life preserved and perpetuated in the service of a rigid, exacting and angry God. Behind a facade of false piety, there are sins and secrets in this place that could crush a vibrant young woman's passionate spirit. And here Ellen must find the straight to endure, change, and grow in the all-pervading darkness that threatens to destroy everything she is and everyone she loves.
Categories: Fiction

Oprah Affect The

Oprah Affect  The

Though Oprah's Book Club's style of literary criticism was appealing to participants, spurred book sales and reading ... After the book had been selected by Oprah's Book Club, Vinegar Hill sold in excess of 800,000 copies (see Maryles ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791477441

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.
Categories: Social Science

Advances in Computer and Computational Sciences

Advances in Computer and Computational Sciences

Table 1 Output for recommendation User Id Age Author Book Title Prediction 4017 48 A. Manette Ansey Midnight Champagne: A ... Louisiana, USA 3.450125 4017 48 A. Manette Ansey Vinegar Hill (Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)) New Orleans, ...

Author: Sanjiv K. Bhatia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811037733

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 713

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Exchange of information and innovative ideas are necessary to accelerate the development of technology. With advent of technology, intelligent and soft computing techniques came into existence with a wide scope of implementation in engineering sciences. Keeping this ideology in preference, this book includes the insights that reflect the ‘Advances in Computer and Computational Sciences’ from upcoming researchers and leading academicians across the globe. It contains high-quality peer-reviewed papers of ‘International Conference on Computer, Communication and Computational Sciences (ICCCCS 2016), held during 12-13 August, 2016 in Ajmer, India'. These papers are arranged in the form of chapters. The content of the book is divided into two volumes that cover variety of topics such as intelligent hardware and software design, advanced communications, power and energy optimization, intelligent techniques used in internet of things, intelligent image processing, advanced software engineering, evolutionary and soft computing, security and many more. This book helps the perspective readers’ from computer industry and academia to derive the advances of next generation computer and communication technology and shape them into real life applications.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Reading Oprah

Reading Oprah

How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads Cecilia Konchar Farr ... qualities — The Pilot's Wife , Here on Earth , Black and Blue , Midwives , Tara Road , Vinegar Hill , Map of the World , While I Was Gone , and Open House .

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462587

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Vinegar Hill was also an Oprah Winfrey Book Club choice for 1999 and was made into a film for TV in 2008. Her second novel, Read This and Tell Me What It Says is a collection of short stories written between 1988 and 1993.

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129709

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.
Categories: American fiction

The Late Age of Print

The Late Age of Print

Indeed, the televised Oprah's Book Club broadcasts regularly go beyond framing the selections as stories that actually ... Ansay's Vinegar Hill, was discussed and framed illustrates this dialectic in practice. ἀ e novel describes the ...

Author: Ted Striphas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231148153

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Here, the author assesses our modern book culture by focusing on five key elements including the explosion of retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, and the formation of the Oprah Book Club.
Categories: Social Science

The Bronxville Book Club

The Bronxville Book Club

In Sarah's opinion, Oprah had an uncanny ability to pick books that portrayed every conceivable dysfunctional family. Books like W/oite Oleander; Vinegar Hill; Black and Blue; and The Pilot's Wife provided a much-needed escape from the ...

Author: Pamela Hackett Hobson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595283514

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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The Bronxville Book Club takes you beyond the manicured lawns of some of the most elegant mansions in Bronxville, an affluent suburb in Westchester that is "endlessly copied but never matched." As club members prepare for their monthly meeting, you'll meet Kathryn, a divorcée forced to (gasp!) get a job to supplement her substantial alimony payments; Anne, owner of an upscale boutique, Annetiques, whose home renovation is prompting cries of outrage from her neighbors; Giselle, former Vogue model who now designs the lingerie she once modeled; Madison, high-powered investment banker and School Board Trustee; Lizbet, Yale graduate and über volunteer caught up in the college admissions game for her daughter, a senior in the Bronxville High School; and their friends Hillary, Carole, Francesca, Sarah and Chelsea. Eavesdrop on the lively discussion of I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother, and then follow each of the women home at the end of a highly entertaining evening. A must read for every book club!
Categories: Fiction

Reading with Oprah

Reading with Oprah

The Book Club that Changed America Kathleen Rooney. Danticat , Edwidge . Breath , Eyes , Memory . ... Vinegar Hill . 1994. New York : Harper Collins Avon Books , 1998. Selected November 1999 . Hamilton , Jane . A Map of the World .

Author: Kathleen Rooney

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557288739

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Adored by its fans, deplored by its critics, Oprah's Book Club has been at the center of arguments about cultural authority and literary taste since it began in 1996. Reading with Oprah explores the club's revolutionary fusion of books, television, and commerce and tells the engaging and in-depth story of the OBC phenomenon. Kathleen Rooney combines extensive research with a dynamic voice to reveal the club's far-reaching cultural impact and its role as crucible for the clash between "high" and "low" literary taste. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book covers the club from its inception in 1996, through the Jonathan Franzen contretemps, the surprising suspension in 2002, and, after the club's return in 2003, the progression from "great books" to memoir. New material includes an extensive look at the James Frey scandal and Oprah's turn to contemporary fiction, including The Road and Middlesex. Through close examination of Winfrey's picks and personal interviews with book club authors and readers, Rooney demonstrates how the club that Barbara Kingsolver calls "one of the best possible uses of a television set" has, according to Wally Lamb, "gotten people of all ages to read, to read more, and to read widely."
Categories: Social Science

The Social Lives of Books

The Social Lives of Books

Table 7: LibraryThing Cliques (k=8) A Map of The World Their Eyes Were Watching God Songs In Ordinary Time Tar Baby The Book of Ruth Beloved Black and Blue . Invisible Man Oprah's Drowning Ruth Alma.“ Native Son Book Club , _ American ...

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Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: STANFORD:mk148kb9574

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This project explores how changing models of literary production are blurring or erasing the divisions between authors, critics and readers. Millions of cultural consumers are participating in previously closed literary conversations and expressing forms of mass distinction through their purchases and reviews of books. These traces of popular reading choices constitute a fresh perspective on elusive audience reactions to literature and reveal evolving networks of conversation. Employing network analysis methodologies and 'distant reading' of book reviews, recommendations and other digital traces of cultural distinction, I develop a new model for literary culture in America today. Through readings of the fiction and reception of Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, David Foster Wallace and Junot Díaz, this model outlines the fundamental requirements for contemporary literary fame. My introduction outlines methodological tools I developed and situates them in the critical traditions of literary reception, cultural sociology and media theory before describing the digital ecologies that have emerged around literature online and their value. Chapter 1 explores the nature of literary fame through a case study of Thomas Pynchon, whose carefully guarded anonymity and ironic distance from capitalism are reflected in the networks his readers construct around his long, challenging books. In stark contrast, Toni Morrison, the subject of Chapter 2, has succeeded critically and commercially, tirelessly seeking out readers to form literary communities around her writing, most prominently through her collaboration with Oprah's Book Club. Chapter 3 considers David Foster Wallace and Junot Díaz and sets out a model for contemporary literary culture: a reading society that demands new forms of authorial reflexivity to mirror the collaborative, iterative nature of digital literary conversations. I conclude with a brief consideration of the exciting prospects and challenges for fiction in a world that reads more than ever but is growing disaffected with the material realities of literary production.
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Novel Ideas

Novel Ideas

Vinegar Hill was selected for Oprah's Book Club . Ansay has taught at Cornell University , Vanderbilt University , and the Sewanee Young Writers Conference . She lives in New York City with her husband . Vinegar Hill , 1994 ; Read This ...

Author: Barbara Shoup

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110153223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Provides guidelines on developing and perfecting novels, and includes interviews with A. Manette Ansay, Ha Jin, Jane Smiley, and Wally Lamb who reveal their experiences, fears, the reality behind their works, and their love for writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines