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Growing Up in the Rockies

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My heart drifts back to the Rocky Mountains as I sit and look out the window. I see the snow that once brought such joy to my heart. I remember the days when I would have been known as a snow bunny. I think of my poor mother and how difficult it was for her to keep me indoors, for I was a mountain girl. I climbed the mountains. I chased the animals. I found all of God’s creatures beautiful. I was my father’s child. He roamed the wilderness and I learned from him. I loved to live life and I was very, very happy. It makes me very sad when I think of children who have not experienced such happiness, for I was one of the lucky ones. That is why I wish to share my life with you. I hope that in this day and age of single parents that maybe someone who reads this can get hope from the true meaning of family. I had a family that surrounded me with love and I never understood the meaning of poverty even though we were very poor. I always felt like our life was normal and that was how the whole world was. It would not be till my adult years that I would find this not to be true, and to experience the pain of a life that I had never known. It is hard for me to know where to begin as I remember back on the life that I loved and miss so much. However I wish to share the memories that made me who I am today.

Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories

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Author: Enid Blyton
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Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories by Enid Blyton Book Resume:

Enid Blyton's timeless collection of Christmas stories - an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers. Here is a wonderful selection to read and share. From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the ingredients which have been delighting Enid Blyton's readers for more than seventy years. The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s are. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated. The collection contains: The Lost Presents Santa Claus Gets a Shock A Week Before Christmas; The Christmas Tree Aeroplane Good Gracious, Santa Claus! The Tiny Christmas Tree What Happened on Christmas Eve The Little Reindeer Bell The Very Full Stocking In Santa Claus's Castle What They Did at Miss Brown's School Santa Claus Gets Busy The Christmas Tree Fairy The Little Christmas Tree A Family Christmas -Christmas Holidays A Family Christmas - Bringing Home the Holly; A Family Christmas -The Curious Mistletoe A Family Christmas - Balder the Bright and Beautiful A Family Christmas - The Christmas Tree A Family Christmas - A Christmassy Afternoon A Family Christmas -Bringing in the Yule Log A Family Christmas -Christmas Carols A Family Christmas -A Visitor in the Night A Family Christmas -The Story of Santa Claus A Family Christmas -Christmas Day

Keeping Christmas

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Author: James A. Hopwood
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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year--or at least we want it to be. Too often our celebration of Jesus' birthday is overwhelmed by bright lights and tinsel, overspending and overeating, plus constant chatter about a "war on Christmas." Can't we do better than this? There are two Christmases. One is sacred. One is secular. The two have clashed in one "culture war" or another for 1,700 years. Christmas is not (as some falsely claim) a pagan holiday, but pagan-influenced traditions are part of the seasonal clutter. Keeping Christmas is about helping you find joy in a season of excess and strife. Part survival guide, part history, part cultural commentary, and all laced with spiritual reflection, this book is about how you can celebrate in ways that are most meaningful to you and your family. It's not easy to thread your way through the Christmas maze. But if Ebenezer Scrooge could learn to keep Christmas well, so can you. Maybe it's time to reinvent Christmas. Maybe we can get it right this time.

The Christmas Book

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Author: Enid Blyton
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The Christmas Book by Enid Blyton Book Resume:

Susan and Peter are going back home for holidays after a semester in a boarding school. They can't wait to see their parents and younger siblings and enjoy the festive period with their family. As the whole family prepares for a traditional Christmas, the children are curious to know more about the holiday, the Christmas tree, the Santa Claus so they get to hear all the charming stories and tales about the history and customs of Christmas.

Karen's Reindeer (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #116)

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Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Karen's Reindeer (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #116) by Ann M. Martin Book Resume:

Karen has seen a reindeer in Stoneybrook! He could be one of Santa’s reindeer. So Karen is taking care of him -- to make sure that Christmas is not ruined. But does Santa Claus know what Karen is doing? Karen is waiting for a sign that he does. And she hopes it will come at the school assembly, when Karen is playing Rudolph.

Battlefields in the World and in Christendom

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Author: Rev. George W. Battle
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Battlefields in the World and in Christendom by Rev. George W. Battle Book Resume:

Battlefields in the World and in Christendom is a mesmerizing work, incorporating real life events spanning the author's rebellious youth through his journey to adulthood and becoming a teacher, counselor, and pastor whose belief in Salvation drives his life. All of the incidents, episodes, and events here are true. Rev. George W. Battle grew up in a basement apartment with his father (superintendent of the building), mother, and sister, two years his senior. By the age of three, he demanded to be allowed to go to school and hounded his mother until she convinced the principal to let him attend, with the stipulation he would have to spend two years in kindergarten. From his very first day, George experienced bullying and racism as an Afro-American, making him strong and able to stand up for himself, no matter what the issue. We follow his struggles through school, the service, and into his adult life. At times, he was the one being unfairly treated. At other times, the chip on his shoulder seemed quite heavy, causing him to become the antagonist, which surfaced during his early days of employment and his stint in the service, where he seemed to have a problem with authority figures. A surprising transition occurs when George goes on to college, becoming a teacher, a counselor, and a pastor. The entertaining anecdotes lend growth and fullness to his character, and show a dedication and love of family acquired through God's guidance.

The Adventures of the Little Santa Claus - Incredibly truthful, illustrated Christmas and New Year Fairy Tale - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Kids

The Adventures of the Little Santa Claus - Incredibly truthful, illustrated Christmas and New Year Fairy Tale - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Kids [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Valery Gerlanets
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The Adventures of the Little Santa Claus - Incredibly truthful, illustrated Christmas and New Year Fairy Tale - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Kids by Valery Gerlanets Book Resume:

This fairy tale is ideal for reading with children on both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It tells about the incredible adventures of Santa Claus’ little assistant, Johnny, who was assigned an important mission to deliver a magic reindeer sleigh from Santa Claus to Father Frost. However, on his way, Johnny found himself in the city of dwarfs. Thanks to the magic spells of the fortune-teller and sorceress, Ariffira, Johnny became as small as the rest of the Thunder-City inhabitants. Moreover, the little Santa Claus became involved in the local’s Christmas party, and attended the “Ice Bowling” competition between the “Jackals” and the “Buffalos”. In the end, he lost the reindeer sleigh. But then the tiny Johnny… Well, if you, my young reader, want to know what happened to him then, read this merry fairy tale immediately. And, as a result, you’ll be convinced that even the most amazing miracle can really happen on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, and Santa Claus will appear on your doorstep for sure. I give you my magic word! Published by Animedia Company.

The Legend of the Christmas Witch

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Author: Dan Murphy,Aubrey Plaza
Publisher: Penguin
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The Legend of the Christmas Witch by Dan Murphy,Aubrey Plaza Book Resume:

From Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza and creative partner Dan Murphy comes the long lost tale of the Christmas Witch, Santa Claus's much misunderstood twin sister. The perfect gift for the holiday season and beyond! Gather ‘round the fire to hear a Christmas legend that has never been told before...until now. Each year a mysterious figure sweeps into town, leaving behind strange gifts in the night. No, not Santa Claus, but his sister… The Christmas Witch. Her story begins many, many years ago when her brother was torn away from her as a child. Raised alone by a witch of the woods, Kristtōrn’s powers of magic grew, as did her temper. Determined to find her long lost twin, she set out on a perilous journey across oceans to find him. But what she found instead was a deep-seated fear of her powers and a confrontation that would leave the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance. From award-winning producer and actress Aubrey Plaza and her creative partner Dan Murphy comes a holiday story unlike any told before. With all the richness of classic folklore, they’ve woven a tale of bravery, love and magic. Whatever you thought you knew about Christmas…think again.

A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

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Author: Writers' Discussion Group (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Publisher: Righter Bookstore
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A Beautiful Life and Other Stories by Writers' Discussion Group (Chapel Hill, N.C.) Book Resume:

An eclectic variety of stories, articles, travelogues, commentary, life stories and poetry by 25 talented writers. This is the fifth book by The Writers¿ Discussion Group of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Hidden Lives

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Author: Lenore Rowntree,Andrew Boden
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
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Hidden Lives by Lenore Rowntree,Andrew Boden Book Resume:

In this groundbreaking collection, well-known and cutting-edge authors bring to light life with mental illness. These evocative essays, by writers who either suffer from or have close family members diagnosed with mental illness or a developmental disorder, aim to break down the stigma that surrounds one of the most devastating of human tribulations. The writers recount their experiences with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative identity disorder. What does it feel like to be psychotic? What sorts of thoughts go through your mind while you are killing yourself? How does a mother go on after her schizophrenic son throws himself into an unfinished construction site? The anthology drills to the core of compassion and disappointment—transcending hope and sometimes finding beauty in insanity. With a foreword by physician and bestselling author Gabor Maté, MD, Hidden Lives gives readers a place to turn and communicates not despair but courage.

Little Sister

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Author: Patricia Walsh Chadwick
Publisher: Post Hill Press
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Little Sister by Patricia Walsh Chadwick Book Resume:

Imagine an eighteen-year-old American girl who has never read a newspaper, watched television, or made a phone call. An eighteen-year-old-girl who has never danced—and this in the 1960s. It is in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Leonard Feeney, a controversial (soon to be excommunicated) Catholic priest, has founded a religious community called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Center's members—many of them educated at Harvard and Radcliffe—surrender all earthly possessions and aspects of their life, including their children, to him. Patricia Chadwick was one of those children, and Little Sister is her account of growing up in the Feeney sect. Separated from her parents and forbidden to speak to them, Patricia bristles against the community’s draconian rules, yearning for another life. When, at seventeen, she is banished from the Center, her home, she faces the world alone, without skills, family, or money but empowered with faith and a fierce determination to succeed on her own, which she does, rising eventually to the upper echelons of the world of finance and investing. A tale of resilience and grace, Little Sister chronicles, in riveting prose, a surreal childhood and does so without rancor or self-pity.

Billie Holiday

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Author: Donald Clarke
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke Book Resume:

Certainly no singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. "Now, finally, we have a definitive biography," said Booklist of Donald Clarke's Billie Holiday, "by a deeply compassionate, respectful, and open-minded biographer [whose] portrait embraces every facet of Holiday's paradoxical nature, from her fierceness to her vulnerability, her childlikeness to her innate elegance and amazing strength." Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s—interviews with those who knew Lady Day from her childhood in the streets and good-time houses of Baltimore through the early days of success in New York and into the years of fame, right up to her tragic decline and death at the age of forty-four. Clarke uses these interviews to separate fact from fiction and, in the words of the Seattle Times, "finally sets us straight. . .evoking her world in all its anguish, triumph, force and irony." Newsday called this "a thoroughly riveting account of Holiday and her milieu." The New York Times raved that it "may be the most thoroughly valuable of the many books on Holiday," and Helen Oakley Dance in JazzTimes said, "We should probably have to wait a long time for another life of Billie Holiday to supersede Donald Clarke's achievement."

Big Girl

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Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Big Girl by Danielle Steel Book Resume:

In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father’s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn’t be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point. Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.

Called To Happiness

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Author: Dorothy Sicard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Called To Happiness by Dorothy Sicard Book Resume:

“Called to Happiness” is the story of Dorothy’s life and happiness bestowed on her by God, something possible to everyone. Happiness is not evasive. It can be achieved if one searches for it in the right way.

THE SECOND BOOK OF MOON STORIES FOR CHILDREN - 17 Children's Stories and Tales

THE SECOND BOOK OF MOON STORIES FOR CHILDREN - 17 Children's Stories and Tales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
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THE SECOND BOOK OF MOON STORIES FOR CHILDREN - 17 Children's Stories and Tales by Anon E. Mouse Book Resume:

Contained within this volume are 17 Moon stories for children. So, if your child is interested in Moon related things and stories, then this volume is for them! Alternatively, if your inner-child has a weakness for Moon-things, then look no further and download the 18 enjoyable stories from different peoples around the world. Some of these stories are well known and easily recognisable, others less so, but all are nonetheless enjoyable to read. The 18 stories in this volume are: The Man In The Moon The Boy Who Had A Moon On His Forehead And A Star On His Chin The Stones Of Five Colors And The Empress Jokwa The Buried Moon The Moon And The Great Snake The Mouse And The Moonbeam A Capful Of Moonshine The Lady Of The Moon The Moon-Stroke Sun And Moon - American Indian, Yaqui The Blue Moon The Lassie And Her Godmother The Bamboo-Cutter And The Moon-Child The Moon And The Thunders Rabbit And The Moon-Man The Sun And The Moon - Turkish The Story Of Argilius And The Flame-King While the stories are entertaining the numerous illustrations will fire children’s imaginations and take them into fairy land, where, of course, anything is possible. Nowhere has this “firing of the imagination” been made more apparent than in the entertainments industry with the advent of Green Screen-CGI technology which has enabled the imaginations of “big children” to run wild and bring all sorts of imaginations to life - especially in the fairy and folk tales genre where we have seen a wholesale revival of interest. So, find that comfy chair, have your child snuggle in and set fire to their imagination with this second collection of MOON STORIES for CHILDREN. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities, =========== TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, childrens, Moon Stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, Man In The Moon, Boy, Moon On His Forehead, Star On His Chin, Stones, Five Colors, Empress Jokwa, Buried Moon, Moon, Great Snake, Mouse, Moonbeam, Capful, Moonshine, Lady Of The Moon, Moon-Stroke, Sun, Moon, Blue Moon, Lassie, Godmother, Bamboo-Cutter, Moon-Child, Moon, Thunders, Rabbit, Moon-Man, Argilius, Flame-King

Up to Miracles

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Author: Zeynab Salimova
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Up to Miracles by Zeynab Salimova Book Resume:

Alex is looking forward to the Christmas party but is a little disappointed when his parents tell him he has to look after his little sister, Annie. Nonetheless, they attend the party near their home. However, when Alex insults Santa Claus, the brother and sister find themselves thrust into a world where fairy tales are real and miracles are just a part of everyday life. Alex suddenly finds himself in the role of guardian to his little sister, and he must protect her throughout their long perilous journey through a strange world. As they make their way through an exotic, magical world, they are surrounded by the weirdest of creaturesdragons, trolls, unicorns, witches, and queens. They learn that some are foes but others are friends. They find themselves shanghaied into a war between the queens of the four seasonsspring, summer, autumn, and winter. Even more eerie is the fact that many of those they meet seem to know all about them and why they ended up here in the first place. But no one is too willing to share this information with the siblings, for how else would the children learn their lesson? Forced to grow up, Alex takes charge of the situation. He knows only two things for sure: that he is responsible for the safety and well-being of his little sister and that they have to find a way to return to their parents. Its not a small feat since they have no idea where they really are. Will they be able to find their way back home? Will they ever be allowed to return? Alex refuses to lose hope, and Ann refuses to lose faith. They got here somehowso there must be a way back . . . right?

A Little Book of Profitable Tales

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Author: Eugene Field
Publisher: Good Press
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A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field Book Resume:

"A Little Book of Profitable Tales" by Eugene Field. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings

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Author: Liz Ireland
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
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Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings by Liz Ireland Book Resume:

“Exceptional…the perfect holiday entertainment.”— Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW This Christmas season, travel to the North Pole you’ve never seen before—where Santa’s new wife, April Claus, is not only set on creating the perfect holiday—she’s also set on solving the perfect crime… Love is full of surprises—though few compare to realizing that you’re marrying the real-life Santa. April Claus dearly loves her new husband, Nick, but adjusting to life in the North Pole is not all sugarplums and candy canes. Especially when a cantankerous elf named Giblet Hollyberry is killed—felled by a black widow spider in his stocking—shortly after publicly arguing with Nick. Christmastown is hardly a hotbed of crime, aside from mishaps caused by too much eggnog, but April disagrees with Constable Crinkle’s verdict of accidental death. As April sets out to find the culprit, it’ll mean putting the future of Christmas on the line—and hoping her own name isn’t on a lethal naughty list . . .

Santa Calls

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Author: William Joyce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Santa Calls by William Joyce Book Resume:

Three kids venture to the North Pole to help Santa defeat an army of evil elves in this holiday classic from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Art Atchinson Aimesworth—inventor, crime fighters, and all-around whiz kid—journeys north with his sister, Esther, and his pal Spaulding, by special invitation from Santa himself. Why did Santa call them to the North Pole? Art wants to know. But when Esther is taken by the Queen of the Dark Elves, Art must put his questions aside and save his sister. This reissue of William Joyce’s epic Christmas adventure now comes complete with lift-the-flap letters from Santa himself!

My Sister's Bones

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Author: Nuala Ellwood
Publisher: Penguin UK
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My Sister's Bones by Nuala Ellwood Book Resume:

***THE NO.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER *** 'Couldn't put the lights out until I'd finished it! ' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'Rivals The Girl on the Train as a compulsive read' Guardian 'Twists and turns until the last page' Tammy Cohen, author of When She was Bad -------------------------------------------- If you can't trust your sister, then who can you trust? Kate Rafter has spent her life running from her past. But when her mother dies, she's forced to return to Herne Bay - a place her sister Sally never left. But something isn't right in the old family home. On her first night Kate is woken by terrifying screams. And then she sees a shadowy figure in the garden... Who is crying for help? What does it have to do with Kate's past? And why does no one - not even her sister - believe her? The 'shocking' 'haunting' and 'riveting' thriller about the secrets even those closest to us keep, this book will keep you turning the pages late into the night. For fans of Clare Mackintosh, C L Taylor and Erin Kelly. -------------------------------------------- 'For lovers of The Girl on the Train ...a tense story with multiple twists and turns' Prima '***** Wow...creeps slowly up your spine, grips you round the throat and doesn't let you go! ' Amazon reviewer 'A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller' Christobel Kent, author of The Loving Husband 'Compelling ... Brimful of tension, twists and darkness, this one grabbed me on the first page and didn't let go' Woman and Home 'Twists and turns until the last page' Tammy Cohen 'A stunning book. Compelling, unsettling and powerful this is a book that will stay with me for a long time.' C. L. Taylor 'Nuala Ellwood has created a tale that is gripping, engrossing and surprising at every turn. I loved it' Rowan Coleman 'Couldn't put the lights out until I'd finished it! Gripping, emotional and very well-written' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'An accomplished and page-turning thriller. It twists and turns in so many directions it's impossible to guess where it's going next' Nicholas Searle, author of The Good Liar 'Loved I Let You Go and Behind Closed Doors? My Sister's Bones is guaranteed to be this year's most twisty and twisted read - you'll never see what's coming!' Ava Marsh, author of Untouchable 'Ellwood's protagonist Kate is a female hero in the best sense, flawed but brave' Helen Callaghan, author of Dear Amy 'My Sister's Bones is a tense, atmospheric, deliciously dark story' Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake 'A twisty psychological thriller. I raced through it in one sitting!' Lucy Atkins, author of The Other Child 'This book is amazing - harrowing and compelling' Luana Lewis

The Works of Eugene Field Vol. II: A Little Book of Profitable Tales

The Works of Eugene Field Vol. II: A Little Book of Profitable Tales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Eugene Field
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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The Works of Eugene Field Vol. II: A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field Book Resume:

The Works of Eugene Field is a collection of poetry and essays by American author Eugene Field, originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1896 under the title The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field. Known for his children's poetry, especially the light-hearted "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," Field was a journalist who found his niche in poetry and humor writing. The original collection, published after Field's death and including artwork and letters from the author, is a charming set of books compiling all his works. Republished here for young readers and collectors of Americana, The Works of Eugene Field is sure to delight audiences young and old. Volume II of this twelve-volume set, Profitable Tales, is a collection of short stories and prose. EUGENE FIELD (1850-1895) was an American author known for his humorous essays and children's poetry. Interested in many subjects and unable to decide what to do with his life, Field attended three colleges-Williams College, Knox College, and University of Missouri-tried his hand at acting, law, and journalism, and traveled Europe before meeting his wife and becoming city editor for the St. Joseph Gazette in St. Joseph, Missouri. He wrote and edited for several newspapers, establishing himself as a humor writer and publishing poetry. He died of a heart-attack at 45.

His Choice

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Author: Angel Nalbandian Rossi & Susan Parks
Publisher: WestBow Press
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His Choice by Angel Nalbandian Rossi & Susan Parks Book Resume:

Paul Kerbajian, a renowned artist, was asked to paint in Turkish mosques in an effort to save his family and himself from the impending attacks on the Armenians. Paul was resistant to converting to Islam and refused to denounce Christ. His children witness the unfathomable fate of their parents. Set in 1915 during World War I, the story chronicles the events of four orphaned sisters and their perseverance, determination, and struggle to survive. One sister is separated from her siblings, wounded, thrown into a mass grave, and eventually sold into slavery. The other three sisters witness chilling scenes of torture, rape, and starvation during a long, arduous death march through the Syrian Desert. This book is inspired by an incredible true story of faith and survival. Through numerous twists and turns, this heart-wrenching story has an unexpected ending.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus

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Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Penguin
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The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn Book Resume:

It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

Rapid Eye Monument

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Author: Choir Korneli Leviyey
Publisher: Choir Korneli Leviyey
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Rapid Eye Monument by Choir Korneli Leviyey Book Resume:

Long-time practitioner of hypnognosticism and administrator of the Sons of Hypnos hyonognostic society, Leviyey is no stranger to experiments involving sleep and dreaming. Rapid Eye Monument compiles nearly a thousand dreams and surreal fragments recorded between 2012 and 2019 and delivers them in their raw and unpolished form for the amusement of anyone willing and able to make sense of it.

The Santa's Big Book of Christmas Tales: 500+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends

The Santa's Big Book of Christmas Tales: 500+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,O. Henry,William Shakespeare,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Willa Cather,Arthur Conan Doyle,Nathaniel Hawthorne,H. H. Murray,Washington Irving,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats
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The Santa's Big Book of Christmas Tales: 500+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends by Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,Charles Dickens,O. Henry,William Shakespeare,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Willa Cather,Arthur Conan Doyle,Nathaniel Hawthorne,H. H. Murray,Washington Irving,Lucy Maud Montgomery,George Macdonald,Leo Tolstoy,Henry Van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats Book Resume:

This holiday, we are offering to you our own Christmas box – filled up to the top with the greatest Christmas novels, magical Christmas tales, legends, most famous carols and the poems dedicated to this one and only holiday: _x000D_ Mr. Pickwick's Christmas (Charles Dickens) _x000D_ The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)_x000D_ Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)_x000D_ Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson)_x000D_ The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson)_x000D_ The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf)_x000D_ A Merry Christmas (Louisa May Alcott)_x000D_ A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)_x000D_ Shakespeare's Christmas _x000D_ Silent Night_x000D_ The Night After Christmas_x000D_ The Child Born at Bethlehem_x000D_ The Adoration of the Shepherds_x000D_ The Visit of the Wise Men_x000D_ As Joseph Was A-Walking_x000D_ The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)_x000D_ Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) _x000D_ The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) _x000D_ A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) _x000D_ The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky)_x000D_ The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford)_x000D_ The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe)_x000D_ Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott)_x000D_ Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling)_x000D_ A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) _x000D_ The Twelve Days of Christmas_x000D_ The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum)_x000D_ Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson)_x000D_ Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)_x000D_ Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)_x000D_ The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton)_x000D_ Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne)_x000D_ The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)_x000D_ Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)_x000D_ The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton)_x000D_ The Christmas Angel (A. Brown)_x000D_ Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope)_x000D_ Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells)_x000D_ The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke)_x000D_ The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)_x000D_ The Little Match Girl_x000D_ The Elves and the Shoemaker_x000D_ Mother Holle _x000D_ The Star Talers_x000D_ Snow-White_x000D_ The Christmas Hirelings_x000D_ The Blue Carbuncle_x000D_ An Exciting Christmas Eve_x000D_ The Spirit of Christmas…

The Santa Claus Man

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Author: Alex Palmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The true story of John Duval Gluck, Jr., who in 1913 founded the Santa Claus Association, which had the sole authority to answer Santa's mail in New York City. He ran the organization for 15 years, gaining fame for making the myth of Santa a reality to poor children by arranging for donors to deliver the toys they requested, until a crusading charity commissioner exposed Gluck as a fraud. The story is wide in scope, interweaving a phony Boy Scout group, kidnapping, stolen artwork, and appearances by the era's biggest stars and New York City’s most famous landmarks. The book is both a personal story and a far-reaching historical one, tracing the history of Christmas celebration in America and the invention of Santa Claus.

Dear Santa

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Author: Chronicle Books
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Dear Santa by Chronicle Books Book Resume:

Take a heartwarming trip into Christmas history with these children’s letters to Santa Claus from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This first-ever collection of children’s letters to Santa written between 1870 and 1920 presents more than one hundred charming and endearing missives. Along with its vintage charm, timeless sentiments, and non-denominational perspective, this heartwarming book is filled with historical discoveries that will delight everyone who loves this holiday ritual. Dear Santa is a unique celebration of one of Christmas’s most enduring traditions—and a tribute to the millions of households that keep it alive.

We Are Santa

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Author: Ron Cooper
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We Are Santa by Ron Cooper Book Resume:

Who doesn't love Santa Claus? From award-winning photographer Ron Cooper comes a beautifully curated collection of fifty professional Santas from across the country. We Are Santa is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those who slip into the red suit to spread Christmas cheer. Before and after portraits, behind-the-scenes stories of custom made costumes and specialized training, and surprising anecdotes of on-the-job encounters bring these Santas to life. Just as Humans of New York captures the lives of everyday people, We Are Santa celebrates the humanity of everyday Santas. From a third-generation Kris Kringle to an Orthodox Jew who has been playing Santa for fifty years, Cooper's portraits are a testament to the holiday spirit. When Santa Mike, a Navy veteran and aircraft mechanic, meets a six-year-old girl with a prosthetic hand just like his own, he says, "Her eyes got big, and she threw her arms around my neck. It was the highlight of my season. That's why I’m Santa."

Best: Santa Claus Frolics: Hilarious Holiday Encounters with Santa

Best: Santa Claus Frolics: Hilarious Holiday Encounters with Santa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Schmalz
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Best: Santa Claus Frolics: Hilarious Holiday Encounters with Santa by Schmalz Book Resume:

Best: Santa Claus Frolics: a one-of-a-kind retelling of hilarious performances by a very entertaining Santa. Schmalz has been a humorous professional Santa for eighteen holiday seasons. Best: Santa Claus Frolics recounts the many hysterical encounters he had with young and old alike. The result is an hysterical compilation of Santa encounters with children as well as adults. Great holiday reading with humor that will last through out the year. The only publication of its kind. An easily read, gratifying, sidesplitting book. As heartwarming as it is witty. Schmalz's literary style will bring you emotionally into each holiday encounter. The retelling of poignant visits with children will help you reconnect with your own warm childhood memories. Destined to become a holiday classic, Best: Santa Claus Frolics is a wonderful stocking stuffer. But funny enough to enjoy all year long.

A Captured Santa Claus & Other Christmas Stories by Thomas Nelson Page

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Author: Thomas Nelson Page
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A Captured Santa Claus & Other Christmas Stories by Thomas Nelson Page by Thomas Nelson Page Book Resume:

e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Table of Contents: Santa Claus's Partner A Captured Santa Claus Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus How the Captain made Christmas

We End in Joy

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Author: Angela Fordice Jordan
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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We End in Joy by Angela Fordice Jordan Book Resume:

We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter offers an extraordinary perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady. Angela Jordan enjoyed a comfortable and quiet life in Vicksburg, the small southern town in which she was reared. She was a thirty-five-year-old mother of three daughters, and a woman with a politically liberal bent, when, against all history’s odds, Mississippians elected her conservative Republican father, Kirk Fordice, governor in 1991. Suddenly fate threw the whole Fordice family into the glaring lights of public life. They made headlines, enlivened the 6 o’clock television news, and provided fodder for every dinner table conversation and robust political speculation around the Southeast. As the Governor and First Lady Fordices’ longstanding marriage dissolved slowly and publicly over two terms in office, everyone with a newspaper subscription or a cable connection watched the train wreck and high-profile betrayals. In honest, direct, sometimes poignant, and often funny prose, the author offers a rare glimpse into a profoundly complex family and its painfully public fall from grace. Though the book is the story behind the headlines of one of Mississippi’s prominent families, Jordan’s narrative will also resonate with anyone who has experienced humiliation, divorce, or loss, whether public or private. Through it all, Jordan finds a story of joy ascendant, and the wonder of discovering that in the deepest sorrow, light and love always shine through.

My Sister's Secret Diary

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Author: Stan Mason
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My Sister's Secret Diary by Stan Mason Book Resume:

When his sister collapses and is taken to hospital where she lays in a coma, her brother goes to her bedroom to collect some of her items she will need in the hospital. He sees her personal diary and picks it up. He has not seen her for fifteen years and knows nothing about her past. He was fourteen when she ran off with a schoolmaster to marry him in Gretna Green so he was curious to know what had happened to her in that time. The revelations set out in the diary amazed him. In the meantime, he is trying to rewrite his second book but has trouble from his publishers. And there is a married woman who lives close by who engages with him romantically.

Willy Victor and 25 Knot Hole

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Author: Bruce Jarvis
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Willy Victor and 25 Knot Hole by Bruce Jarvis Book Resume:

In the early hours of April 17, 1952 World War III nearly began. The Distant Early Warning line (DEW) was still an idea to be addressed by the U.S. government and its top military brass. “Willy Victor and 25 knothole” is about that vital cog of airborne defense against the real threat of a sneak attack (atomic and/ or airborne) against the American mainland. Bruce Jarvis, former naval flight crew member, recounts the operations of his Airborne Early Warning Squadron (AEWRON) experience, flying in a Lockheed Super Constellation Warning Star ( Navy designation Willy Victor-2) in support of the DEW line that became fully operable in the year 1957. It introduces readers to the flyers’ lives during the Cold War, and with little fanfare (but much moxie) recalls the unknown heroism of some of the front line troops in the form of a fictional but typical crew of naval airmen, of the now defunct conflict between Russia and the United States. Although the crew is fictional, their stories are true. The entire U.S. air defense effort was conceptualized by what is known as the Lincoln Summer Study Group in 1952. It was in response to the panic in NORAD ( the North American Defense Command ) when “bogeys” or aircraft contrails were spotted near northern Canada-the U.S. had neither warning nor the means to combat its threat, if any. Had Kruschechev so chosen, the bogeys could have been the vanguard of a Russian first strike on the heart of America. The stories in “Willy Victor and 25 knothole” include purposes of the AEWRON missions, their importance, the people who flew them, personal anecdotes, their ground crews, their families and women and their sad or happy moments. It shows the human face of a war mostly fought in the rarefied scientific/technological and secret ops realms. Bruce Jarvis has taken good care in writing this book so that Americans may know and not forget the few good men who put their lives on the line during the cold war to protect the United States of America.

The Year My Sister Got Lucky

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Author: Aimee Friedman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman Book Resume:

From bestselling author Aimee Friedman, an acclaimed story about sisters, lies, and laughter -- now in paperback! Katie and Michaela Wilder are New York City girls...and best friends. But everything changes when they move upstate to rural Fir Lake. Katie is horrified by their new surroundings: the too-friendly neighbors, the lack of a subway, the fact they live near actual cows. She's shocked when Michaela adapts to the country life effortlessly, dating a cute football player and attending homecoming with something resembling enjoyment. And most shocking of all? She's started keeping secrets from Katie.

Christmas Tales And Christmas Verse

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Author: Eugene Field
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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Christmas Tales And Christmas Verse by Eugene Field Book Resume:

This is a book of tales and verse for children, of that sort which holds older readers with an equal fascination. Mr. Field is a master of this delicate sort of art, and the book abounds in a great variety of themes and moods, from the mediaeval romance to the symbolic prose-poem, or the modern child-story. A common spirit of tenderness and of a sort of elfish humor, if we may be allowed the expression, binds the various tales and verses together as on one string, and gives a very distinct and unified impression to the whole volume. "The Mouse and the Moonbeam" is as exquisite a bit of folly and wistful pathos as one could wish for, and so simple in style and word! The book is profusely illustrated by Florence Storer.

Our Saviour Has Arrived

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Author: Elijah Muhammad
Publisher: Elijah Muhammad Books.com
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Our Saviour Has Arrived by Elijah Muhammad Book Resume:

This title addresses the creation of God, the New World, and what's referred to as the "metaphysical" side of Elijah Muhammad's teaching. It eloquently delves into the subject of form and spirit in the simplest terms. The relationship of Jesus, Joseph and Mary is given a critical analysis as it relates to blacks in America.

Strong Experiences with Music

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Author: Alf Gabrielsson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Strong Experiences with Music by Alf Gabrielsson Book Resume:

Nowadays we listen to music whenever and wherever we like. Never before has the scope of what is available been so great and varied. The mass media and Internet have given us unlimited paths into the world of music. Just like music is varied and endless, so are our reactions to music. The very same piece of music can generate completely different reactions in different people, and a person can react quite differently to the same piece of music on different occasions. Sometimes the reactions become more intense and profound than usual and leave powerful impressions in our memories. In this book several hundred people - women and men, young and old, musicians and non-musicians - talk about such strong experiences with music and what they have come to mean for them. The experiences extend across almost all of the twentieth century and have occurred in highly varying and often unexpected situations. The music absorbs the listeners and shuts out everything else. It evokes strong emotions and a lot of other reactions, from purely physical responses to experiences of existential and spiritual character. Every account is unique, moving, and bears witness to strong commitment. The experience may lead to the release of pent-up feelings, liberation and inner cleansing, and work as therapy. One can feel confirmed and understood, gain increased self-confidence, and acquire another view of oneself and of life in general. There is also the possibility of a new view of music and what it can mean for well-being, health, and quality of life. There are many similarities with strong experiences in other areas, such as nature, love, religion, literature, art, and dance. Strong Experiences with Music is a ground-breaking new book. It draws on over two decades of research and accounts from almost 1,000 participants. It addresses itself to all who have an interest in music and what music can mean. It should be possible to read without special previous knowledge, the technical language of music and psychology is kept at a minimum. Experts in the fields of music psychology music education, and musicology may find supplementary information in special analyses and notes to be consulted at will.

Mothers Are Precious Keys of Life

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Author: Beverly R. Wilson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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Mothers Are Precious Keys of Life by Beverly R. Wilson Book Resume:

In 2011, when I left the corporate banking industry, I decided to write a memoir, detailing true story events that took place in mines as well as in my familys life both back home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and here in Birmingham, Alabama. With the help of God our father, who gave me the courage and the strength to complete this novel, Mothers Are Precious Keys of Life. As a business entrepreneur, I plan on introducing a new line of copyright products from my book title, such as a line of T-shirts and home plaques that my customers can purchase personally from me. You can look me up on my Facebook page under Ms. Beverly R. Wilson for a request for products or e-mail me at [email protected] for more details on my future online store. I hope my readers will all be touched by these inspirational stories.

Christmas in America

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Author: Penne L. Restad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Christmas in America by Penne L. Restad Book Resume:

The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas, as they take part each year in a mix of churchgoing, shopping, and family togetherness. But the history of Christmas cannot be summed up so easily as the commercialization of a sacred day. As Penne Restad reveals in this marvelous new book, it has always been an ambiguous meld of sacred thoughts and worldly actions-- as well as a fascinating reflection of our changing society. In Christmas in America, Restad brilliantly captures the rise and transformation of our most universal national holiday. In colonial times, it was celebrated either as an utterly solemn or a wildly social event--if it was celebrated at all. Virginians hunted, danced, and feasted. City dwellers flooded the streets in raucous demonstrations. Puritan New Englanders denounced the whole affair. Restad shows that as times changed, Christmas changed--and grew in popularity. In the early 1800s, New York served as an epicenter of the newly emerging holiday, drawing on its roots as a Dutch colony (St. Nicholas was particularly popular in the Netherlands, even after the Reformation), and aided by such men as Washington Irving. In 1822, another New Yorker named Clement Clarke Moore penned a poem now known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," virtually inventing the modern Santa Claus. Well-to-do townspeople displayed a German novelty, the decorated fir tree, in their parlors; an enterprising printer discovered the money to be made from Christmas cards; and a hodgepodge of year-end celebrations began to coalesce around December 25 and the figure of Santa. The homecoming significance of the holiday increased with the Civil War, and by the end of the nineteenth century a full- fledged national holiday had materialized, forged out of borrowed and invented custom alike, and driven by a passion for gift-giving. In the twentieth century, Christmas seeped into every niche of our conscious and unconscious lives to become a festival of epic proportions. Indeed, Restad carries the story through to our own time, unwrapping the messages hidden inside countless movies, books, and television shows, revealing the inescapable presence--and ambiguous meaning--of Christmas in contemporary culture. Filled with colorful detail and shining insight, Christmas in America reveals not only much about the emergence of the holiday, but also what our celebrations tell us about ourselves. From drunken revelry along colonial curbstones to family rituals around the tree, from Thomas Nast drawing the semiofficial portrait of St. Nick to the making of the film Home Alone, Restad's sparkling account offers much to amuse and ponder.

Mark Twain at Your Fingertips

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Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Mark Twain at Your Fingertips by Mark Twain Book Resume:

Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics, politics, youth, and more.