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Bound Like Grass : A Memoir from the Western High Plains

Bound Like Grass : A Memoir from the Western High Plains
At the start of this haunting memoir, Ruth McLaughlin returns to the site of her childhood home in rural eastern Montana. In place of her family's house, she finds only rubble and a blackened chimney. A fire has taken the old farmstead and with it ninety-seven years of hard-luck memories. Amidst the ruins, a lone tree survives, reminding her of her family's stubborn will to survive despite hardships that included droughts, hunger, and mental illness.

Bound Like Grass is McLaughlin's account of her own — and her family's — struggle to survive on their isolated wheat and cattle farm. With acute observation, she explores her roots as a descendant of Swedish American grandparents who settled in Montana at the turn of the twentieth century with high ambitions, and of parents who barely managed to eke out a living on their own neighboring farm.

In unvarnished prose, McLaughlin reveals the costs of homesteading on such unforgiving land, including emotional impoverishment and a necessary thrift bordering on deprivation. Yet in this bleak world, poverty also inspired ingenuity. Ruth learned to self-administer a fashionable razor haircut, ignoring slashes to her hands; her brother taught himself to repair junk cars until at last he built one to carry him far away. Ruth also longs for a richer, brighter life, but when she finally departs, she finds herself an alien in a modern world of relative abundance. While leaving behind a life of hardship and hard luck, she remains bound — like the long, intertwining roots of prairie grass — to the land and to the memories that tie her to it.


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American Farm Book

American Farm Book
"Richard Allen's 1850 work is a comprehensive introduction to American agriculture for the practical farmer. This volume is bound together with Joel Barlow's famous agricultural poem ""The Hasty-Pudding, a poem in Three Cantos"" and with ""A Memoir on Maize or Indian Corn,"" compiled by D.J. Browne."
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History of a Suicide : My Sister's Unfinished Life

History of a Suicide : My Sister's Unfinished Life
From acclaimed poet and novelist Jill Bialosky, the New York Times bestselling exploration of her sister’s suicide and the lifelong impact it had on those left behind—“a beautifully composed, deeply reflective work” (Publishers Weekly).

“It is so nice to be happy. It always gives me a good feeling to see other people happy…It is so easy to achieve.” —Kim’s journal entry, May 3, 1988

On the night of April 15, 1990, Jill Bialosky’s twenty-one-year-old sister Kim came home from a bar in downtown Cleveland. She argued with her boyfriend on the phone. Then she took her mother’s car keys, went into the garage, closed the garage door. She climbed into the car, turned on the ignition, and fell asleep. Her body was found the next morning by the neighborhood boy her mother hired to cut the grass.

Those are the simple facts, but the act of suicide is anything but simple. For twenty years, Bialosky has lived with the grief, guilt, questions, and confusion unleashed by Kim’s suicide. Now, in a remarkable work of literary nonfiction, she re-creates with unsparing honesty her sister’s inner life, the events and emotions that led her to take her life on this particular night. In doing so, she opens a window on the nature of suicide itself, our own reactions and responses to it—especially the impact a suicide has on those who remain behind.

Combining Kim’s diaries with family history and memoir, drawing on the works of doctors and psychologists as well as writers from Melville and Dickinson to Sylvia Plath and Wallace Stevens, Bialosky gives us a stunning exploration of human fragility and strength. She juxtaposes the story of Kim’s death with the challenges of becoming a mother and her own exuberant experience of raising a son. This is a book that explores all aspects of our familial relationships—between mothers and sons, fathers and daughters—but particularly the tender and enduring bonds between sisters.

History of a Suicide brings a crucial and all too rarely discussed subject out of the shadows, and in doing so gives readers the courage to face their own losses, no matter what those may be. This searing and compassionate work reminds us of the preciousness of life and of the ways in which those we love are inextricably bound to us.
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History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life

History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life
“It is so nice to be happy. It always gives me a good feeling to see other people happy. . . . It is so easy to achieve.” —Kim’s journal entry, May 3, 1988

On the night of April 15, 1990, Jill Bialosky’s twenty-one-year-old sister Kim came home from a bar in downtown Cleveland. She argued with her boyfriend on the phone. Then she took her mother’s car keys, went into the garage, closed the garage door. She climbed into the car, turned on the ignition, and fell asleep. Her body was found the next morning by the neighborhood boy her mother hired to cut the grass.

Those are the simple facts, but the act of suicide is anything but simple. For twenty years, Bialosky has lived with the grief, guilt, questions, and confusion unleashed by Kim’s suicide. Now, in a remarkable work of literary nonfiction, she re-creates with unsparing honesty her sister’s inner life, the events and emotions that led her to take her life on this particular night. In doing so, she opens a window on the nature of suicide itself, our own reactions and responses to it—especially the impact a suicide has on those who remain behind.

Combining Kim’s diaries with family history and memoir, drawing on the works of doctors and psychologists as well as writers from Melville and Dickinson to Sylvia Plath and Wallace Stevens, Bialosky gives us a stunning exploration of human fragility and strength. She juxtaposes the story of Kim’s death with the challenges of becoming a mother and her own exuberant experience of raising a son. This is a book that explores all aspects of our familial relationships—between mothers and sons, fathers and daughters—but particularly the tender and enduring bonds between sisters.

History of a Suicide brings a crucial and all too rarely discussed subject out of the shadows, and in doing so gives readers the courage to face their own losses, no matter what those may be. This searing and compassionate work reminds us of the preciousness of life and of the ways in which those we love are inextricably bound to us.
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The Susan Sarandon Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Susan Sarandon

The Susan Sarandon Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon (nee Tomalin; born October 4, 1946) is an American actress.

She has worked in films and television since 1969, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking.

She had also been nominated for the award for four films before that and has received other recognition for her work.

She is also noted for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes.

This book is your ultimate resource for Susan Sarandon. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away: King of the Gypsies (film), Something Short of Paradise, Atlantic City (1980 film), Loving Couples (1980 film), Tempest (1982 film), The Hunger (film), Who Am I This Time? (film), The Buddy System (film), Compromising Positions, Women of Valor, The Witches of Eastwick (film), Bull Durham, Sweet Hearts Dance, The January Man, A Dry White Season, White Palace (film), Thelma & Louise, The Player, Light Sleeper, Bob Roberts, Lorenzo's Oil, The Client (film), Little Women (1994 film), Safe Passage (film), Dead Man Walking (film), James and the Giant Peach (film), Twilight (1998 film), Illuminata (film), Stepmom (film), Our Friend, Martin, Cradle Will Rock, Anywhere but Here (film), Joe Gould's Secret (film), Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, Cats & Dogs, Igby Goes Down, Moonlight Mile (film), The Banger Sisters, Ice Bound, Noel (film), Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, Shall We Dance? (2004 film), Alfie (2004 film), Elizabethtown (film), Romance & Cigarettes, Irresistible (film), Mr. Woodcock, In the Valley of Elah, Enchanted (film), Emotional Arithmetic, Bernard and Doris, Speed Racer (film), Middle of Nowhere (film), The Greatest (2009 film), Peacock (2010 film), Leaves of Grass (film), Solitary Man (film), The Lovely Bones (film), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.





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