Beloved

Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781400033416
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Beloved

Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0394535979
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistantly haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl

Beloved

Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781448103621
Available:
Release: 2014-09-04
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover Toni Morrison’s most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature. ‘An American masterpiece’ AS Byatt It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is Toni Morrison’s enduring masterpiece. ‘Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours...“Beloved,” is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all’ Margaret Atwood, New York Times ‘The literary titan we must never stop learning from’ Metro Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction **One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Beloved

Beloved
Author: Amy Sickels
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9781438114408
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

- Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - The Story Behind the Story details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, and an annotated bibliography

The Dearly Beloved

The Dearly Beloved
Author: Cara Wall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982104528
Available:
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This gentle, gorgeously written book may be one of my favorites ever.” —Jenna Bush Hager (A Today show “Read with Jenna” Book Club Selection!) “A thoughtful, beautiful multigenerational novel about love, God, jealousy, and friendship.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “A moving portrait of love and friendship set against a backdrop of social change.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “Here is the power of the novel in its simplest, richest form: bearing intimate witness to human beings grappling with their faith and falling in love. That Wall executes it so beautifully? Well, this is exactly why we read literary fiction...The best book about faith in recent memory.” —Entertainment Weekly (A-) Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily—fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern—after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not? James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante. James’s escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life. In The Dearly Beloved, we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church’s congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy. A poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives, Cara Wall’s The Dearly Beloved is a gorgeous, wise, and provocative novel that is destined to become a classic.

The Dearly Beloved

The Dearly Beloved
Author: Cara Wall
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982104528
Available:
Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This gentle, gorgeously written book may be one of my favorites ever.” —Jenna Bush Hager (A Today show “Read with Jenna” Book Club Selection!) “A thoughtful, beautiful multigenerational novel about love, God, jealousy, and friendship.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “A moving portrait of love and friendship set against a backdrop of social change.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “Here is the power of the novel in its simplest, richest form: bearing intimate witness to human beings grappling with their faith and falling in love. That Wall executes it so beautifully? Well, this is exactly why we read literary fiction...The best book about faith in recent memory.” —Entertainment Weekly (A-) Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily—fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern—after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not? James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante. James’s escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life. In The Dearly Beloved, we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church’s congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy. A poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives, Cara Wall’s The Dearly Beloved is a gorgeous, wise, and provocative novel that is destined to become a classic.

Toni Morrison s Beloved

Toni Morrison s Beloved
Author: Professor of African American Literature Nellie Y McKay
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780195107968
Available:
Release: 1999-01-21
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This casebook to Morrison's classic novel presents seven essays that represent the best in contemporary criticism of the book. In addition, the book includes a poem and an abolitionist's tra published after a slave named Margaret Garner killed her child to save her from slavery—the very incident Morrison fictionalizes in Beloved.

The Beloved Dearly

The Beloved Dearly
Author: Doug Cooney
Pages: 183
ISBN: 9780689831270
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Having run a successful pet funeral business for some time, Ernie hires Swimming Pool to assist him, yet when he refuses to give her the raise she deserves, Swimming Pool sets up her own business that operates in direct competition with her former boss.

John the Beloved

John the Beloved
Author: Deborah Wyatt
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781400326464
Available:
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Elm Hill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite being raised in a religion and culture that forbids secular music, John has always heard music where others simply hear sound. Entirely self-taught, John composes music that he hides from the world; music that has never been played out loud but exists only inside his mind. Then one day while working in the cornfield, John hears beautiful music coming from a nearby farmhouse. Entranced, he walks towards the music and through an open window sees a beautiful, young lady playing the piano. This chance encounter awakens within his heart the desire to hear his own music played. John places one of his compositions in an envelope along with a note and slides it under the door of the pianist. After a life of glamour, travel and music, acclaimed concert pianist, Elise finds herself facing a personal crisis entirely alone. Needing a quiet, peaceful place to recover and heal, Elise abandons her cosmopolitan life and retreats to the Indiana farmhouse she inherited from her grandparents. Broken-hearted and ill, Elise’s days seem to be filled with darkness and depression until she receives a note and sheet music from a stranger. Intrigued, she plays the composition and finds it to be unique, unorthodox and beautiful. Because the music brings joy into her previously dark days, Elise writes a note in response and leaves it on her doorstep hoping the mysterious person will return and find it. Thus, begins a journey that will take both John and Elise down a path that neither expected to walk. In the days ahead, they will face moral and spiritual dilemmas and will have to answer the question: will they follow God’s plan for their lives no matter how high the cost may be? Come: follow John and Elise on a musical journey that will either bring them the greatest heartache they have ever known or the greatest joy.

Broken and Beloved

Broken and Beloved
Author: Sammy Rhodes
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781684510429
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two of the greatest fears in life come in the form of questions we often ask ourselves but rarely say out loud: “Am I okay?” and “Do you love me?” The answer the Gospel gives us is both surprising and just what we need to hear: “No, you are not okay, and, yes, I love you.” Jesus holds these two truths about us together, and this is the good news we desperately need.

Home

Home
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307399748
Available:
Release: 2012-05-08
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding himself--and his home.

Taming the Beloved Beast

Taming the Beloved Beast
Author: Daniel Callahan
Pages: 280
ISBN: 140083094X
Available:
Release: 2009-08-17
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Technological innovation is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture, and is no less a basic feature of American health care. Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable rate. The control of technology costs poses a terrible ethical and policy dilemma. How can we deny people what they may need to live and flourish? Yet is it not also harmful to let rising costs strangle our health care system, eventually harming everyone? In Taming the Beloved Beast, esteemed medical ethicist Daniel Callahan confronts this dilemma head-on. He argues that we can't escape it by organizational changes alone. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation of our thinking about health care is needed to achieve lasting and economically sustainable reform. The technology bubble, he contends, is beginning to burst. Callahan weighs the ethical arguments for and against limiting the use of medical technologies, and he argues that reining in health care costs requires us to change entrenched values about progress and technological innovation. Taming the Beloved Beast shows that the cost crisis is as great as that of the uninsured. Only a government-regulated universal health care system can offer the hope of managing technology and making it affordable for all.

My Delight in My Beloved

My Delight in My Beloved
Author: Naomi M. Wong
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9781532693397
Available:
Release: 2019-10-02
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Come, you who thirst and you who are searching. Come, and dare to experience what you have believed to be true. There is a love that transforms, a peace that touches our innermost beings, a sweetness that heals. As you read this passionate blend of prayer and scriptural reflection, written in a similar call-and-response format to the Song of Songs, bring your doubts, fears, and wounds before the one who heals. As you listen to the voices of the Woman, the Beloved, and the Daughters of the Kingdom, contemplate your place in the Lord’s heart and among his people. Through the Woman’s journey from “A Troubled Night” to jubilant, victorious love, My Delight in My Beloved invites the reader to start or to continue a personal search for intimate delight in God’s presence. Come, enter in.

Stranger Father Beloved

Stranger  Father  Beloved
Author: Taylor Larsen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501124778
Available:
Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Debut novel about a wealthy man who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial, sending him--and his family--into a slow spiral towards a total breakdown"--

Our Beloved Kin

Our Beloved Kin
Author: Lisa Tanya Brooks
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9780300196733
Available:
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Lisa Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the "First Indian War" (later named King Philip's War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Through both a narrow focus on Weetamoo, Printer, and their network of relations, and a far broader scope that includes vast Indigenous geographies, Brooks leads us to a new understanding of the history of colonial New England and of American origins. In reading seventeenth-century sources alongside an analysis of the landscape and interpretations informed by tribal history, Brooks's pathbreaking scholarship is grounded not just in extensive archival research but also in the land and communities of Native New England."--Jacket flap.

Beloved Protector

Beloved Protector
Author: Darlene Mindrup
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460329535
Available:
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

TAPAT IS IN GREAT DANGER Unexpectedly caught in a battle between Roman forces and Jewish zealots, Tapat seeks refuge in a cave. When soldiers discover her hiding place outside Jerusalem, she's terrified. Then she realizes that their leader is Andronicus, the man whose life she saved six years ago. Seeing Tapat again reminds Andronicus of all he has sacrificed for Rome. As a soldier, he is forbidden to marry, but he's never forgotten the lovely Jewess he yearns to make his own. Now she's in danger, and he'll risk everything to protect her. But can he truly give up the soldier's life for the love of a woman?

Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved
Author: Peggy Jaeger
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9781509223664
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Release: 2018-11-12
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colleen O'Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she's worried she'll never find Mr. Right. Playboy Slade Harrington doesn't believe in marriage. His father's six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He'll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn't plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though. When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

By the Gods Beloved

By the Gods Beloved
Author: Baroness Orczy
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780755116577
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Release: 2011-12
Editor: House of Stratus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mark and Hugh are school friends. Mark has visited Hugh's house, whose father is an Egyptologist and where there is an odd museum. One day, Hugh discovers the descendants of ancient pharaohs are still living in the Libyan Desert. The two then experience incredible adventures, strange sights, a beautiful princess and great dangers.

Tell My Beloved

Tell My Beloved
Author: Vickie L. Brooks
Pages: 362
ISBN: 9781973636915
Available:
Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tell My Beloved is a compilation of 225 discourses or letters and is written from the perspective of God speaking today. What God would say today is in complete harmony with what He has already spoken in His Word. As a result, you will find that in reading these words for today, the Bible will come alive. Tell My Beloved will challenge your thinking while confirming your own purpose and destiny. Imagine yourself sitting under Gods heaven upon His majestic earth, alone with Him. Your heart desires to know Him who created you. What is the purpose and meaning of life? How do I fit in? What am I meant to be? All these things and more are racing through your mind. Your emotions are flooded with a deep yearning to know God and make sense of all that is swirling around in your daily existence. You set your intentions on not just any God or concept or teaching. Rather, you position yourself before Him who is your creator. You address Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth, creator of the universe, and creator of you and me. You cry out to Him saying, God, I want to know you! And with your heart, as you begin to listen, He answers.

My Beloved Marconi

My Beloved Marconi
Author: Maria Cristina Marconi,Elettra Marconi
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0937832367
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Dante University of Amer Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When in 1895 twenty-one-year-old Guglielmo Marconi made his first wireless transmission over land, he became the boy wonder of the world. When subsequently, he made similar transmissions across the Atlantic Ocean, thus proving to the world that his radio-related inventions had immediate and wide-spread applications for all of humanity, young Marconi ushered in the Age of Communication. The life, the works, the character of one of the greatest scientists of this Century, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the Radio, are described in this carefully documented, impassioned and deeply involved book by an exceptional witness: his wife Maria Cristina. He was called 'The genius who gave a voice to silence'. Acclaimed by the whole world, the recipient of the most prestigious honours and decorations, he never lost his innate modesty and discretion even at the height of his success.