The Novels of May Sarton Volume One: Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, A Shower of Summer Days, and The Magnificent Spinster

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Open Road Media #ad - Unmarried and childless, jane left no family to remember her, so Cam sets out to immortalize the life of her quietly remarkable friend and teacher in fiction The Cleveland Plain Dealer. The magnificent Spinster: This “absolutely compelling.  .  . Monument to love.  .  . And friendship” is actually the story of two women: Cam, the novel’s narrator, and the recently deceased Jane Reid.

As an added complication, violet’s American niece is being sent to Ireland to separate her from an unsuitable romantic attachment. A shower of summer days: the irish estate home dene court has been shuttered for years—but this summer Violet Dene Gordon and her husband Charles return from British Burma, electrifying life in the sleepy village that adjoins Violet’s childhood home.

The Novels of May Sarton Volume One: Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, A Shower of Summer Days, and The Magnificent Spinster #ad - Gathered here in one volume are three of her most memorable and moving works of fiction. Mrs. The plot of this short novel is deceptively simple, the mood subtle, the feeling intense” The New York Times Book Review. As a memoirist, poet, she broke new ground by openly exploring homosexuality, gender inequality, and novelist, and other once taboo social issues.

A national book award finalist, “a shower of summer Days establishes once and for all Sarton’s unmistakable authority” The New York Times Book Review. Throughout her long and acclaimed career, May Sarton refused to be categorized.

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The Voyage Out

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Open Road Media #ad - Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative. New republic  this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer. Aboard her father’s cargo ship, young rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, her aunt and uncle, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter.

The Voyage Out #ad - With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity. Forster. Dalloway E. M. As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs.

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The Crosswicks Journals: A Circle of Quiet, The Summer of the Great-Grandmother, The Irrational Season, and Two-Part Invention

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Open Road Media #ad - The memoir follows the liturgical year from one Advent to the next, mother, with L’Engle’s reflections on the changing seasons in her own life as a writer, wife, and global citizen. A circle of quiet: in a deeply personal account, teacher, mother, L’Engle shares her journey to find balance between her career as an author and her responsibilities as a wife, and Christian.

 . The summer of the great-grandmother: four generations of family have gathered at Crosswicks to care for L’Engle’s ninety-year-old mother, whose health is rapidly declining and whose once astute mind is slipping into senility. The new york times–bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in these four memoirs.

The Crosswicks Journals: A Circle of Quiet, The Summer of the Great-Grandmother, The Irrational Season, and Two-Part Invention #ad - Offering a new perspective into her writing and life and how the two inform each other, the National Book Award–winning author explores the meanings behind motherhood, marriage, and faith. Two-part invention: l’engle beautifully evokes the life she and her husband, actor Hugh Franklin, built and the family they cherished.

Set against the lush backdrop of crosswicks, madeleine L’Engle’s family farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this series of memoirs reveals the complexity behind the beloved author whose works have long been cherished by children and adults alike. Beginning with their very different childhoods, their life in New York City in the 1940s, and their years spent raising their children at Crosswicks, this is L’Engle’s most personal work yet.

L’engle takes an unflinching look at diminishment and death, all the while celebrating the wonder of life and the bonds between mothers and daughters. The irrational season: exploring the intersection of science and religion, L’Engle uncovers how her spiritual convictions inform and enrich the everyday.

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As We Are Now: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - The journal entries describe not only her frustrations, but also small moments of beauty—found in a welcome visit from her minister, or in watching a bird in the garden. But as she writes, Caro grows increasingly sensitive to the casual atrocities of retirement-home life. Even as she acknowledges her mind is beginning to fail, she is determined to fight back against the injustices foisted upon the home’s occupants.

After seventy-six-year-old caro Spencer suffers a heart attack, her family sends her to a private retirement home to wait out the rest of her days. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton. Her memory growing fuzzy, and her daughter, rose; her pity for the more incapacitated residents; her resentment of her brother, Harriet Hatfield, John, Caro decides to keep a journal to document the daily goings-on—her feelings of confinement and boredom; her distrust of the home’s owner, for leaving her alone.

As We Are Now: A Novel #ad - Bestselling author “may sarton has never been better than she is in this beautiful, harrowing novel about being old, unwanted, yet refusing to give up” The Boston Globe.

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Thirteen Stories Harvest Book

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Mariner Books #ad - I’ve read her thirteen stories many times, and I’m always awed by how much comedy, pathos, satire and lyricism she manages to squeeze into her stories. Sue monk kidd   a strong sense of place—in this case mississippi—along with often larger-than-life characterizations of ordinary folk with all their glorious eccentricities and foibles, and above all a completely distinctive voice, often petty, sometimes comic, come together in Eudora Welty’s fiction to offer us a world that is sometimes sad, and always compassionate.

Thirteen Stories Harvest Book #ad - Miss welty has written some of the finest short stories of modern times. The new york times   “eudora Welty is one of our purest, finest, gentlest voices. Anne Tyler. Here is a baker’s dozen of welty’s very best, despite fear of the water, including: “the wide net, and a communal dragging of the river turns into a celebratory fish-fry; “Petrified Man, ” in which a pregnant wife threatens to drown herself, ” revealing the savagery of small-town gossip; “Powerhouse, ” Welty’s prose answer to jazz improvisation and the emotional heart of the blues; and “Why I Live at the P.

O. The hilariously one-sided testimony of a postmistress who believes herself wronged by her family. With her highly tuned ear and sharp insight into human behavior, Eudora Welty has crafted stories as vital and unpredictable as they are artful and enduring.

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Swann: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Four narrators—sarah maloney, a feminist writer; frederic Cruzzi, a biographer; and Rose Hindmarch, an editor; Morton Jimroy, Mary’s only friend—all have a stake in the deceased poet’s work. And a literary odyssey begins. Hours later, she’s dead, murdered by her husband. Full of mischief,  swann is a novel about life, death, and the ideas that live on after us.

Arthur ellis best crime novel award winner: A “funny, poignant, surprising” Margaret Atwood literary detective story centering around a murdered poet. Who is mary swann? in this novel of a writer’s revenge, an uneducated farmer’s wife delivers a paper bag filled with scraps of her poems to the publisher of a small press.

Swann: A Novel #ad - Their chorus of voicesopens a fascinating window on what constitutes genius. Fifteen years on, her book of one hundred twenty-five poems—Mary Swann’s sole claim to fame—is discovered by an American academic. As the four descend into a quagmire of ego, jealousy, and backstabbing, Mary Swann comes back to life—in the minds and hearts of those who love and hate her most.

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Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - Sure to put a smile on your face and the faces of the women you share it with. Rita Coolidge. These women have lived decades raising children, caring for husbands, and creating nests out of which children fly to be productive members of society. For too long the wisdom of older women has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and undervalued .

 .  . Lois captured their spirits .  .  . I love this book! Wisdom and wit worth remembering and sharing. Josh berman, creator and executive producer, Drop Dead Diva and CSI   “It would be a shame if the humor and inspiration from these wise women was lost. This is truly a good read. Evelyn “champagne” king   “It’s about time for a book like this.

Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives #ad - From los angeles, born in 1941, women aged seventy and older share thoughts and stories that are heartwarming and hilarious; insightful and witty; philosophical and practical: “When life gives you lemons, California, to Shanghai, China, ” says Jo-Ann Mercurio, “add vodka. This book, with lovely illustrations by Lisa Graves, is an important record of women’s reflections on lives well lived.

It is sure to be passed from grandmother to daughter to granddaughter. Dr. Lois frankel gives center stage to these wise women.

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Buddha in a Teacup: Contemporary Dharma Tales

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Soft Skull Press #ad - The forty-two short tales that comprise Buddha in a Teacup are set in contemporary America, as opposed to long ago China or India. Some are humorous, kindness, some sad, generosity, some mysterious—but all are linked and balanced by themes of mindfulness, compassion, some erotic, and love. Each springs from the author’s meditations on fundamental aspects of Buddhist dharma as those teachings apply to the world today.

Inspiring modern-day parables “reminiscent of the best haiku poetry—each one a thought-provoking gem” Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, New York Times–bestselling author of The Tribe of Tiger. Readers—whether they know anything about Buddhism or not—will find much to appreciate and enjoy in these universal tales of the human condition.

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At Eighty-Two: A Journal

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Open Road Media #ad - She juxtaposes the quotidian details of life—battling a leaky roof, devoted friends, the joy of buying a new mattress—with lyrical musings about work, sharing an afternoon nap with her cat, celebrity, and the limitations wrought by the frailties of age. This journal takes us into the heart and mind of an extraordinary artist and woman, and is a must-read for Sarton devotees and anyone facing the reality of growing older.

This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton. In this poignant and fearless account, Sarton chronicles the struggles of life at eighty-two. She creates poetry out of everyday existence, whether bemoaning a lack of recognition by the literary establishment or the devastation wrought by a series of strokes.

At Eighty-Two: A Journal #ad - As she becomes more and more aware of “what holds life together in a workable whole, ” she takes solace in flowers and chocolate and reading letters from devoted fans. Incapacitated by illness, Sarton relies on friends for the little things she always took for granted. The new york times–bestselling author of At Seventy returns with a memoir about advancing age, including her experience with a series of strokes.

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The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca

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Grove Press #ad - His experience profoundly strengthens his bond to the faith he has embraced as an outsider, making it personal and alive. Here, an american-born writer and recent Muslim convert, Michael Wolfe, recounts his experiences on this journey. One of the world’s oldest religious rites, the hadj has continued without break for fourteen centuries.

At a time when the eyes of the world are on Islam,  The Hadj offers a much-needed look at its human face. Then, in tangier, he visits mystics and the American author Paul Bowles. Wolfe begins his narrative in Marrakech, Morocco. Though the buildup to the gulf War hovers in the background, the age-old rites of the hadj are what most preoccupy Wolfe.

The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca #ad - The hadj, or sacred journey, is the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are enjoined to make once in their lifetimes. With this impassioned memoir, an american convert to Islam “lifts the veil on this ancient and sacred duty” of making a pilgrimage to Mecca Publishers Weekly. It is, like most things Islamic, shrouded in mystery for Westerners.

From there, he journeys to Mecca, the sacred desert city in Saudi Arabia closed to all but Muslims. Beginning with the month-long fast of Ramadan, he immerses himself in the traditional Muslim life of Morocco.

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Live or Die: Poems

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Open Road Media #ad - Winner of the pulitzer prize: a gripping poetry collection mapping the thorny journey from madness to hope With her emotionally raw and deeply resonant third collection, Live or Die, Anne Sexton confirmed her place among the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century. Through bold images and startlingly precise language, Sexton explores the broad spectrum of human emotion ranging from desperate despair to unfettered hope.

Live or die features these topics in candid and unflinching detail, as Sexton represents the full experience of being alive—and a woman—as few poets have before. Sexton described the volume, which depicts a fictionalized version of her struggle with mental illness, as “a fever chart for a bad case of melancholy.

Live or Die: Poems #ad - From the halls of a psychiatric hospital—“the scene of the disordered scenes” in “Flee on Your Donkey”—to a child’s playroom—“a graveyard full of dolls” in “Those Times.  .  . These gripping poems offer profound insight on the agony of depression and the staggering acts of courage and faith required to emerge from its depths.

Along with other confessional poets like Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, Sexton was known for grappling with intimate subjects traditionally considered taboo for poetry such as motherhood, menstruation, and drug dependence.

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