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ISBN 13: 1250113334
Total Pages : 304 pages
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ISBN 13: 9781250151162
Total Pages : 304 pages
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ISBN 13: 0525507094
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Read and Download Kathleen Rooney book Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCher Ami and Major Whittlesey. This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: "Both heartbreaking and sharply funny...Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is brilliant and surprising at every turn."—Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer finalist for The Great Believers A heart-tugging and gorgeously written novel based on the incredible true story of a WWI messenger pigeon and the soldiers whose lives she forever altered, from the author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, the army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France, where their wills will be tested, their fates will be shaped, and their lives will emerge forever altered. A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story that the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself.

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ISBN 13: 1680032933
Total Pages : 114 pages
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ISBN 13: 9781948510066
Total Pages : 158 pages
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Read and Download Kathleen Rooney book The Listening Room in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Listening Room. This book was released on 2018-04 with total page 158 pages. Book excerpt: Fiction. The house is haunted but nobody's home. Only us chickens, standing still as sculpture while Loulou, the immortal Pomeranian, & Georgette, Magritte's guardian angel, take us on a tour of the asylum. The rooms in Kathleen Rooney's THE LISTENING ROOM are always listening, always watching. The walls have ears. The tears have eyes. Sometimes the screams are silent. Sometimes the silence is deafening. Stark & hard-edged as the paintings themselves, this novel in poems and flashes inhabits a world much like our own--suspended in a glazed animation of doomed hope & hopeful doom, where the virtual is realer than reality, where the muse & the bemused are confused, where the funny is wedded to the sad in unholy matrimony. "Mystery," Magritte wrote late in life, "is not one of the possibilities of reality. Mystery is what is absolutely necessary for reality to exist." Take a load off. Escape is not an option. There are no windows & no doors, only holes through which the sky or an oncoming train pours in. The stairs dead end. The clouds are voodoo dolls, sweet enough to eat. But who, Georgette & Loulou forever wonder, will devour whom?

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Total Pages : 116 pages
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ISBN 13: 9781953368553
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Read and Download Edna Ferber book The Girls in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Girls. This book was released on 2023-03-27 with total page 0 pages. Book excerpt: From the best-selling author of Giant and So Big, a sweeping look at the lives of three generations of women on Chicago's South Side. Part of Belt's Revivals series and with a new introduction by Kathleen Rooney (Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk). First published in 1921, Edna Ferber's The Girls revolves around the "three Charlottes" of the Thrift family--Great-Aunt Charlotte, her niece Lottie, and Lottie's niece Charley. All single "old maids," as the narrator describes them, their lives weave together as they deal with issues involving money, work, friendship, family, and love as they strive to join Chicago's growing middle class in the early twentieth century. With a historic span that travels from the Civil War to World War I, Ferber highlights how the three generations of Charlottes lead very different lives. But we also see the ways their experiences rhyme with one another and how, despite the social advances in America, as Kathleen Rooney writes in her introduction, all three have to confront "a sexist and claustrophobic societal atmosphere in which any little act of self-assertion can feel like a leap from a precipice." Told through Ferber's assured and generous style, and full of her signature strong female characters, this rediscovered American classic deserves a spot on the shelf next to other great Chicago novels like Sister Carrie and The Adventures of Augie March.

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ISBN 13: 9781647645779
Total Pages : 240 pages
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