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Patsy: A Novel

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Patsy: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn Book Resume:

A TODAY Show "Read with Jenna" Book Club Selection One of the "Most Anticipated Books of the Summer": Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • TIME • Washington Post • Buzzfeed • Vulture • O Magazine • Vanity Fair • Elle • Real Simple • NYLON • New York Post • Newsday • Southern Living A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn. When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy’s plans don’t include her overzealous, evangelical mother—or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru. Beating with the pulse of a long-witheld confession, Patsy gives voice to a woman who looks to America for the opportunity to choose herself first—not to give a better life to her family back home. Patsy leaves Tru behind in a defiant act of self-preservation, hoping for a new start where she can be, and love, whomever she wants. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely’s treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny. Meanwhile, Tru builds a faltering relationship with her father back in Jamaica, grappling with her own questions of identity and sexuality, and trying desperately to empathize with her mother’s decision. Expertly evoking the jittery streets of New York and the languid rhythms of Jamaica, Patsy weaves between the lives of Patsy and Tru in vignettes spanning more than a decade as mother and daughter ultimately find a way back to one another. As with her masterful debut, Here Comes the Sun, Nicole Dennis-Benn once again charts the geography of a hidden world—that of a paradise lost, swirling with the echoes of lilting patois, in which one woman fights to discover her sense of self in a world that tries to define her. Passionate, moving, and fiercely urgent, Patsy is a prismatic depiction of immigration and womanhood, and the lasting threads of love stretching across years and oceans.

Patsy Montana

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Patsy Montana by Patsy Montana,Jane Frost Book Resume:

Born Ruby Rebecca Blevins in a log cabin nestled among the Arkansas Ozarks in 1908, Patsy Montana began her musical career performing in the 1920s with the California-based Montana Cowgirls trio. She went solo and in 1936 became the first female country and western singer to sell one million records with her self-penned “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” Her career spanned eight decades, and in 1996 (also the year of her death) she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here is the story of a tiny, blue-eyed woman who had a pioneering spirit and a big voice. Patsy Montana describes in her own words and in vivid detail her life, career, and success at a time in music history when women did not cut gold records, gold records were not even given, and Billboard did not even have a chart for western music.

Patsy Cline: the Making of an Icon

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Patsy Cline: the Making of an Icon by Douglas Gomery Book Resume:

Patsy Cline remains a much beloved singer, even though she died in 1963. By 1996, Patsy Cline had become such an icon that The New York Times magazine positioned her among a pantheon of women celebrities who transcended any single cultural genre. A series of essays on "Heroine Worship" included Patsy Cline with such "feminine icons" as Eleanor Roosevelt, Martha Graham, Indira Gandhi, Aretha Franklin, and Jackie Onassis. The making of an icon is a cultural process that transcends traditional biographical analysis. One does not need to know the whole life story of the subject to understand how the subject became an icon. This book explores how Patsy Cline transcended class and poverty to become the country music singer that non-country music fans embraced. It goes beyond a traditional biography to explore the years beyond her death. This is the first thoroughly researched book on Patsy Cline. It is true to Patsy and her legacy. Judy Sue Huyett-Kempf President, Celebrating Patsy Cline The Patsy Cline Historic House Winchester, Virginia Douglas Gomery taught mass media history at the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, New York University, the University of Utrecht the Netherlands), and the University of Maryland. He retired in 2005 to become the Official Historian for Celebrating Patsy Cline and Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting.

Patsy Cline

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Patsy Cline by Charlotte Bartles,Linda M. Sowers Book Resume:

For years, rumors have circulated about the identity of country music legend Patsy Cline's real father. In "Patsy Cline: Our Father's Other Daughter, " Charlotte Brannon Bartles breaks her silence and reveals the long-awaited truth. Charlotte's father, Chester Brannon, was also Patsy's father. Learn about Patsy's other family and the man she called Pop Brannon. Charlotte shares her memories of her famous half-sister and also talks about her efforts to penetrate the wall of secrecy surrounding the circumstances of Patsy's birth and her father's relationship with Patsy's mother, Hilda Hensley. "Patsy Cline: Our Father's Other Daughter" is the chapter of Patsy's life absent from all the other books and articles written about the late megastar. 'The true story will alter Patsy's official biography and will be difficult for some to accept. But I think the truth should prevail over someone's comfort level and the need to keep her life story 'as is." It should be a consolation to Patsy's fans to know that Patsy knew a father who loved and adored her, regardless of how limited his role had been." From "Patsy Cline: Our Father's Other Daughter"


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Patsy by Mildred Maiorino Book Resume:

Who Is Patsy? and how does he know so much about everyone? How does he always manage to be in the right place at the right time even though he's in a wheelchair? Patsy's an enigma for sure, but the answer to the mystery of who or what he is may be right in front of you-if only you know how to see it. That's what Patsy is all about: Seeing life for what it really is. And what it really is just might surprise and delight you. Mildred Marshall Maiorino takes you on an amazing journey of discovery, into realms of reality that are only slightly beyond the horizon or as close as the flicker at the corner of your eye. Learn Patsy's secret, and in doing so, maybe learn a little (or a lot) about yourself. -Laren Bright Laren Bright is an Emmy nominated and award winning writer who has spent years in helping businesses, authors and self-published authors provide sparkling promotional text.

The Hal Roach Comedy Shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly

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The Hal Roach Comedy Shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly by James L. Neibaur Book Resume:

"Hoping to follow his success with Laurel and Hardy with a female comedy team, producer Hal Roach paired Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts in a 1931 series of two-reel shorts that were quickly successful. This book takes the first film-by-film look at each of the comedies these women made"--


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Patsy by Margaret Jones Book Resume:

More than thirty-five years after her tragic death in a plane crash at age thirty, Patsy Cline (1932–1963)remains one of the greatest voices of this century. Her soulful torch-song ballads—“Walkin' After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy,” and “Sweet Dreams”—bought her worldwide fame as both a country and pop star, while her life and career were immortalized in the 1985 film, Sweet Dreams. InPatsy, Margaret Jones chronicles the life of Patsy Cline (nee Virginia Hensley) from her impoverished childhood and abuse by her father, through the struggle for her success and her exploitation by record producers to her phenomenal but short-lived recording career. The book is based on extensive interviews with country music's greatest—Loretta Lynn, June Carter, Dottie West, Barbara Mandrell, Faron Young, Roy Clark, Jimmy Dean, Johnny Western, Tompall Glaser, songwriters Harlan Howard and Donn Hecht, and record men Owen Bradley and Don Pierce. The result is the first fully drawn portrait of this crossover superstar, as well as a vivid picture of the ever-expanding country music world. Hard-living and hard-loving, bawdy and ballsy, Patsy Cline surmounted unimaginable odds in a male-dominated industry to become the most popular female country singer in recording history.

Poetry by Patsy

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Poetry by Patsy by Patsy Purdy Book Resume:

This is a book of poetry. I began writing poetry when my dad passed away. ("The Last Goodbye") was a dedication to my dad Cecil Purdy.

Patsy and the Declaration

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Patsy and the Declaration by Elizabeth Massie Book Resume:

On the brink of the American Revolution, Patsy Black and her best friend, Barbara Layman, try to do everything they can to promote the cause for freedom and wonder if a red-haired stranger is a spy. Original.

Sister Patsy

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Sister Patsy by Stanley Johannesen Book Resume:

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The Perfect Patsy

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The Perfect Patsy by Edward Cunningham Book Resume:

Deborah Winger was 31 years old when she was killed in August of 1965. She was a slender, attractive young lady . She was in the process of adopting a three month old baby Her husband of eight years, Mark, had graduated from V.M.I in Nuclear Physics and was working for the Illinois Nuclear Regulatory Agency. All who new them thought they had a perfect marriage. On Sept. 29 at about 4:30, Mark said he heard some noise in the dining area; he ran to that area and saw his wife being bludgeoned to death with a hammer by an intruder. He shot and killed him. The police said it was a justifiable homicide. In 1999 the police reopened the case. In June of 2002, Mark was convicted of the double murder of Donnah and the intruder partially on the testimony of a person with whom Mark Winger had an affair. He was sentenced to two life terms. While in prison he attempted to hire a con to kill this lady and several others including the step-dad. He was convicted of two counts of solicitation of murder and sentenced to two additional terms of thirty- five years in a maximum security prison. This is the story of Mark Winger's arrogance and betrayal and how justice finally caught up with him .

Patsy's Parlour

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Patsy's Parlour by Peter Hayden Book Resume:

This is the second volume in the 'Stringy Simon' series by Peter Hayden. Here we follow the adventures of the central characters as they take on ownership of an ice-cream parlour.

Patsy an American Tragedy

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Patsy an American Tragedy by Jack Lee Book Resume:

The deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Jack Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy became the subject of many conspiracy theories. Jack Lee's play, written in the form of a musical, presents an imaginative version of those events, which is closely based on reports of the time. The tight web of conflicting purposes and conspiring factions is woven into a terse drama presided over by the fates, in which the unwary dreamers, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Harvey Oswald and the would-be big-shot Jack Ruby are as much victims as the assassinated politicians.

The Patsy Returns

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The Patsy Returns by J. Thomas Ford Book Resume:

Seventy-two year old Lee Harvey Oswald comes to Manhattan for an interview with Timothy Martin, the owner of a literary magazine and a well known JFK assassination researcher. Oswald is there to clear his name and tell his story to the world.

" Dear Patsy" " If Only I Had Known You "

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" Dear Patsy" " If Only I Had Known You " by Miss Melanie Marie Shifflett Ridner Book Resume:

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What Ever Happened to Ratsy Patsy?

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What Ever Happened to Ratsy Patsy? by Patricia Thomas Book Resume:

BOOK SUMMARYWhat Ever Happened to Ratsy Patsy? is a collection of true happenings in the lives of Patricia, her husband, her children and their children. Some of these stories are actually life and death situations from which Almighty God spared those involved. Some stories are heart rendering, some are like watching a thriller on television, and some will make you smile and laugh. Enjoy!AUTHOR BIOPatricia F. Thomas was born in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania in March 1936. Her love of reading and writing began in school and continues to this day. When she was a Reading Aide a number of years ago at a local grade school teaching second and third graders, she wrote several stories for the kids. She and the children also wrote a fun Christmas play with each child having a part using hand puppets sewn by her Sister, Sharon. They presented the play for the Principal of the school and he thought it was wonderful. Patricia firmly believes education is the key to a strong foundation for life. She especially believes reading and the comprehension thereof is of the utmost importance. Her favorite past-time is, of course, reading.Patricia and her family relocated to California in the early 60's for her health and their son's health concerns. It has been a great adventure living on the west coast. Although Patricia is 74, she still works full time as an administrative assistant for a local architectural firm.Patricia has a husband, two sons, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She believes having this book published will hopefully bring enlightenment, understanding and appreciation for all God does for His children.


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Patsy by Maria Leona Custom Name Covers Book Resume:

A Personal Touch That Shows You Care! The Great Thing About This 6x9 Super Handy Planner Is Not Only Is It Useful It Makes A Fantastic Tailored Gift For Your Recipient. Super Handy Planner Phone Number Log Email Log Calendar Weekly Planner Blank Notes Pages Blank Lined Pages Grid Dots Pages Bonuses Website Passwords Personal Goals Vacation Planning Packing List Party Planning Christmas Day Planner Grocery List

"The Patsy"

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"The Patsy" by Barry Conners Book Resume:

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