The Past Leads a Life of Its Own is a compelling collection of stories centered around one boy's childhood in the rural midwest in the 1950s, his love of nature, his family, and their often nomadic existence. "Going through these pages quickly would be like chug-a-lugging a jar of honey fresh from the comb, or wolfing down a slow-cured, hickory-smoked country ham. It is a rich and complexly flavored work of fiction, a book to be savored."--Harper Barnes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Set against the rhythms of nature, Fields's 16 luminous, interrelated stories celebrate a boy's coming-of-age. . . . The beauty of these deeply felt stories lies in their spare, ear-perfect language and in quiet epiphanies."--Publishers Weekly "[A] beautifully subtle work. . . . Here are a series of vignettes, each capturing some moment in nature, poetic and ethereal. . . . [They] are like stones skipping on water, capturing the struggles of a family leaving one way of life behind for another, Fields remembers the feeling of a time and a place gone forever."--Library Journal
Her eyes flew open like those of an uplifted China doll , and she looked toward the large plate - glass window that , in the ... The little girl , " and then with a sob , " the one we lost , I know her name as well as my own — better ...
Author: Wayne Fields
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Somebody said once that the worst tragedy can lead to a new rewarding beginning. The mysteries of life in themselves can be rewarding enough. Attending the San Diego Food Festival and having an enjoyable vacation was all the Mexican chef Gabriela Estrada expected from her trip. However, as soon as she crossed the border, her existence plunged into an abyss, and a chain of distressing events hovered over her steps, pushing her to become a fugitive. Meanwhile, in La Jolla, the talented violin player Katherine Vaughan, heiress to the Fifth Diamond Hotels empire, spent her days between her passion for music and her charities, trapped in a marriage and a society that suffocated her souls yearning for truth. When these two paths crossed, revealing endless possibilities of salvation and rebirth, the unthinkable became reachable, confusion turned into certainty and decisions could no longer be avoided. The time came to choose between abiding by the standards or fighting for a life of their own. Paulina Snchez (Mexico City 1982- ) After graduating with high honors from the Universidad Anhuac del Sur with a major in Literature, she started working as a History, English and Literature teacher. She currently works as a writer and translator for several wellknown media corporations.
Gabriela shrugged and considered her comment for a moment, then she answered: “Coming out to the people you know or to your family is ... “Sometimes it's hard to tell how they'll react. ... After a little while, he A Life of Their Own 261.
Author: Isabel Forga
A Language All Their Own, a Life Unto Themselyes was inspired by the author's experiences in the float-camps of Southeast Alaska. In years past, logging camps could be found hugging the rugged, rocky shoreline, floating hamlets buoyed from logs harvested out of the same forests that provided the inhabitants with their livelihood. Moored a world apart, the only way in or out of the camps was by boat or plane. Some camps were larger, some smaller, nestled in quiet coves, bays and inlets; shrouded in fog; drenched by the rain; occasionally warmed by the sun or locked in the ice of winter.
Poetry U.S. $ 12.99 A LANGUAGE ALL THEIR OWN , A LIFE UNTO THEMSELVES was inspired by the author's experiences in the float - camps of Southeast Alaska . In years past , logging camps could be found hugging the rugged , rocky shoreline ...
Author: Bill Stewart
Publisher: Unlimited Publishing LLC
What happens to a man and his marriage when, to bolster his self-respect, he tries to build a road through the jungle. Set on an island off the coast of China.
... scuttled out across the world with a life of its own, written by Sylvia, but not Sylvia's life, showing Sylvia, but not Sylvia's body, breaking Sylvia's reputation, yet leaving her still a respectable married woman.
Author: Austin Coates
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Sometimes he is objected to , but third - class passengers seldom complain to the alone ; more often a friend of his own degree keeps him com . guard , and we once heard an old woman politely ask a young pany ; occasionally a depressed ...
Barthes's argument about the "death of the author": once a writer entered into making a text, the language he inscribed took on a life of its own, most distinctly a life not the author's, and many meanings of its own, none of them the ...
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It is a territory and community with a life of its own, and at one time was one of the Inost prosperous of the West Indies. With careful development, provision of the necessary capital and staff, and reasonable good fortune, ...
Author: West Indies (Federation)
Fieldwork extending over a thirty-year period provided materials for this book. Paths and Rivers offers an unusually deep and broad picture of the Sa’dan Toraja as a society in dynamic transition over the course of the past century. The Toraja inhabit the mountainous highlands of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and are well known for their dramatic architecture, their unusual cliff burials, and their flamboyant ceremonial life, which places extraordinary economic demands on individuals and families. The analysis is informed, firstly, by a comparative perspective which sets Toraja social structure in the context of the Austronesian world. Secondly, the author delves deeply into Toraja social memory to show how people think about the past. She examines the usefulness of history and myth in the present as a source of identity, a template for action, or a resource by means of which to claim precedence. The book gives a clear picture of the structure and ethos of the indigenous Toraja religion, the Aluk To Dolo or "Way of the Ancestors", with its complex cycle of rituals. The book concludes with an analysis of the ceremonial economy, which draws upon both domestic subsistence production and the global market economy.
So each house comes to have a life history of its own, one that is intertwined with the lives of its human inhabitants, but which can outlast all of them. Comparative ethnography shows us that this growing together of houses and their ...
Author: Rosana Waterson
Category: Social Science
What does teaching look like at its very best? How are great teachers able to ignite a love of learning and change students’ lives? In this book you’ll learn from seven remarkable teachers who stretch beyond the conventional foundations of good teaching to transform their classrooms into exciting, dynamic places where teachers and students cocreate the learning experience. Based on six years of extensive work, the book outlines a framework that identifies four dimensions of effective teaching and learning that are integrated in these highly effective teachers’ classrooms—and that all teachers can use to recognize and release the potential in themselves and their students.
In fact, she becomes part of the beast, as do her students. The beast has a life of its own: There is just this magical chemistry that happens, and you can't predict when it's going to be. The frequency, I would say, is at least four ...
Author: Robert E. Quinn
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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'Growth", wrote Schwann, “is not the result of a force having its ground in the organism as a whole, but each of the elementary parts possesses a force of its own. a life of its own if you will: that is to say. in each elementary part ...
Author: Stephen Finney Mason