Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781476748443
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Release: 2017
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of a slave and the master of Tall Oaks plantation, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781476748450
Available:
Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a celebrated silversmith and notorious ladies' man, is keeping a deadly secret. Passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphian society, Jamie is now living a life he could never have imagined years before when he was a runaway slave, son of a southern black slave and her master. But Jamie's carefully constructed world is threatened when he discovers that his married socialite lover, Caroline, is pregnant and his beloved servant Pan, to whose father Jamie owes his own freedom, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Fleeing the consequences of his deceptions, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation to save Pan from the life he himself barely escaped as a boy. With the help of a fearless slave, Sukey, who has taken the terrified young boy under her wing, Jamie navigates their way, racing against time and their ruthless pursuers through the Virginia backwoods, the Underground Railroad, and the treacherous Great Dismal Swamp. Glory Over Everything is "gripping...breathless until the end" (Kirkus Reviews).

The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476790145
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Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves. Though she becomes deeply bonded to her new family, Lavinia is also slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. As time passes she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds and when loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare and lives are at risk."--Publisher's description.

Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Instaread
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9781683783107
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Release: 2016-05-27
Editor: Instaread Summaries
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom | Summary & Analysis Preview: Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is the sequel to the author’s debut novel, The Kitchen House (2010). Set in 1830, it is the story of 33-year-old James Burton’s journey into the antebellum South to rescue his friend Henry’s son, Pan, who has been captured by slave catchers. James Burton, formerly Jamie Pyke, whose mother, Belle, was half black and whose father, Marshall, was white, is passing for a white man in Philadelphia. Twenty years earlier, James fled from his childhood home, the Tall Oaks plantation in southern Virginia, shortly after learning that Belle was his mother. He was raised as a white child by his white grandmother. At only 13 years old, James shot and killed Marshall, whom up until then he believed was his brother. Marshall was a cruel man who threatened to sell James into slavery. After escaping to Philadelphia, James was robbed and Henry, a runaway slave, came to his aid… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Glory Over Everything: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Sean Wilsey
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101201138
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Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

Views and Reviews

Views and Reviews
Author: Henry James
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9798587479562
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Release: 2020-12-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I do not remember, in all her novels, an instance of gross misery of any kind not directly caused by the folly of the sufferer. There are no pictures of vice or poverty or squalor. There are no rags, no gin, no brutal passions. That average humanity which she favours is very borné in intellect, but very genial in heart, as a glance at its repre-sentatives in her pages will convince us. In Adam Bede, there is Mr. Irwine, the vicar, with avowedly no qualifica-tion for his profession, placidly playing chess with his mother, stroking his dogs, and dipping into Greek trage-dies; there is the excellent Martin Poyser at the Farm, good-natured and rubicund; there is his wife, somewhat too sharply voluble, but only in behalf of cleanliness and honesty and order; there is Captain Donnithorne at the Hall, who does a poor girl a mortal wrong, but who is, af-ter all, such a nice, good-looking fellow; there are Adam and Seth Bede, the carpenter's sons, the strongest, purest, most discreet of young rustics.

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author: Richard Cliff
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785383380
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Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

Who Is He Color

Who Is He  Color
Author: Ash-Shakur Mac
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1546598448
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Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SYNOPSIS This book is about The Life, The Pain, and The Glory of Shakur (Coy Boy) McNish, growing up in the streets of South Philadelphia and migrated to West Philadelphia for a new way of life, but things didn't work out the way his mother Judy has planned. Shakur was associated with a lot of Street Legends in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York and was sent to prison on a Federal Indictment. He realized that there was no more love or loyalty in them streets, so he decided to give up that lifestyle and become one of Philadelphia's successful corporate businessmen. He exposed many secrets in this book about certain individuals. He also shares certain events that he attended with some of his celebrity friends such as, State Property's own Rapper "Beanie Sigel." "Everybody wants to know "Who Is He," His Life, His Pain and how he turned it into His Glory! His Story is a must read for all those who can't seem to "Think Outside The Hood"! THE GAME IS DEAD! D-COYPRINT PUBLISHING FACEBOOK: AUTHOR SHACOY MCNISH INSTAGRAM: @COYPRINT1 or @COY215.

The Email

The Email
Author: Sonia A. Pemberton
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1507885024
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a young child, becoming a beautiful bride seemed like the ultimate fairy-tale dream. But for Alex Payne, the fantasy of marriage has transformed into a shattering nightmare. Facing constant verbal abuse, sexual violence, and intimidation from her husband Greg, Alex has become a broken shell of the person she used to be. And since Greg slaughtered her beloved puppy Beatrice, she's even more terrified than ever to leave. When Alex learns Greg has been unfaithful, she finally shares her entire story with her best friend Elise, who has also experienced the horror of an abusive relationship. With the help of Elise's boyfriend David, the trio devise a cunning plan to rescue Alex from her misery for good. But with a serial killer on the loose, this grand escape becomes more dangerous than Alex ever imagined-between a deranged murderer roaming the streets and a husband who has already threatened to kill her if she ever attempts to leave, will she manage to survive brutality at home and live to enjoy a new life of freedom?

Everything Says GLORY

Everything Says   GLORY
Author: Jim Albright
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0996516883
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cutting-edge science has revealed that Darwinian evolutionary theory is dead. The postmortem is complete. Yes, of course, the God hypothesis is indispensable! Christian, we have the data! God is calling you to wield it! Read, Learn, Worship, Tell! In seven articulately written chapters, Jim Albright persuasively pinpoints and exposes the pseudo-scientific tenets of macro-evolutionary thinking. Replete with quotations from scientists across many disciplines, this is a book that every Christian should own. Missionary Keith Jones is right, "The best part of this book is that it will provoke you to a whole new level of worship!"

The Glory

The Glory
Author: Herman Wouk
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781444776638
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Release: 2013-05-09
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Committed to fight in the air and on the ground against the monumental resources of the Soviet Union, The Glory charts Israel's successes over Egypt and the commando raid on Fatah HQ in Beirut, the first missile-to-sea fight in history, which helped tip the balance in the Yom Kippur War, and the famous counter-terrorism raid on Entebbe. Shifting between Jerusalem and Washington, Los Angeles and Paris, this is the story of a beleaguered country and the men and women who fought for Israeli Independence and triumphed in the Six-Day War but know their fragile nationhood still hangs by a thread as their own children go into battle.

Constructed

Constructed
Author: Martin Mosfeldt
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1482777231
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Release: 2013-06-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Readers will feel they know someone just like the characters in this timely novel on social status and social media. Steen Sand, CEO of Stensure Networks, is the head honcho at an IT firm that's developed an Internet service to monitor, compute, and publish people's social status. His chief operating officer, Irene Lund, serves as his muse. He needs her to be part of his world, or he can't achieve anything of significance. But does she feel the same? Chief financial officer, Michael Jensen, is a hard-core pessimist who has learned the hard way not to speak up against the status quo, in spite of his natural inclination to do so. Jensen's a numbers guy. He relates to spreadsheets better than he does to people. Will this cost him in the end? Louise Hald, chief marketing officer, joined Stensure's management team after leaving her post as an assistant professor at a business school. She's beginning to wonder if she'll ever move past the "assistant" part in the eyes of her coworkers. What can she do to ensure she gets ahead? And then there's Sophie Bech. She's made the long trip back to Denmark from South Africa for her own private reasons, and everything looks different to her now. She wonders what her return will hold for her. Was it a mistake? Will her fresh set of eyes-and values-help or hinder the team? Reductionism-understanding complex things by reducing them to fundamental parts and interactions-comes up against social status, so subtle, intricate, and sought-after, in this intriguing modern-day novel. Will these characters-and their supporting players-make the changes they need to survive in today's world? Or will they succumb to the allure of using easy but underhanded methods to get ahead?

The Living Curse

The Living Curse
Author: J. D. Swinn
Pages: 84
ISBN: 148192009X
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Release: 2013-01-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Only nineteen years old, Nameh is already one of the best Guardians in the Academy. No one at the Academy, not even her best friend, knows about her dark past. Unsatisfied with her challenges as a Guardian, she finds herself searching for ancient magic, forbidden to her. Struggling to control the magic she now possesses, time is running short as the dark forces of the Guild are gaining in power and there are those who say that open war between the Guild and the Vine is just a matter of time. Knowing that something must be done to protect her world, Nameh and her newfound friends set out on a journey to find the Vine to gain whatever knowledge and protection from the Guild they may offer. The further they go, Nameh finds herself not only in near constant battle, but also questioning her heart - perhaps she will find more than friendship, but does she dare to confess that, even to herself? Approx. 21000 words

Get What You Want

Get What You Want
Author: Kamran Akbarzadeh
Pages: 140
ISBN: 153691939X
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Release: 2016-09-18
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you want to go up the ladder of success, if you want to get what you want, if you want to fulfill that "burning desire" that keeps your mind busy all the time and you do not do something about it, if you want to do "that thing" that you wanted to do some day but you never got a chance to do so, you must take your hands out of your pockets, roll up your sleeves, and take action now. You cannot sit still and expect the elevator of success to come down and take you to the peak. It has not happened to anyone. It will not happen to you either, guaranteed! Over the past several years I have helped many people like you to take their hands out of their pockets and climb their ladder of success. I have spent quality time with them, listened to them, felt their pain, assisted them in taking the right path, and made sure they came out of the process successful and fulfilled. I want to help you too. If you are committed to YOUR success and want to get what you truly want, this book is an excellent start. Are you ready for the journey?

You Decide

You Decide
Author: E. P,Nona B. F. Scott,Jerome O. V. Scott,Adam O. A. Scott,Earl R. K. Scott
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1481143603
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Release: 2013-03-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sketch-style depictions and unusual fonts create an eerie atmosphere where the reader has to decide if what they see really happened or if it is just a work of fiction. Includes writing space for your conclusions. This book makes a great group activity. This is not intended for children. Contains brief nudity.

Antipathy

Antipathy
Author: Bradley J. Peterson
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1500228273
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Release: 2014-06-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danielle is a troubled but bright girl at Martino Prep, an old private academy she attends to help her chances of getting into a top-rated medical school. After a new student arrives and disrupts Danielle's plans, simple jealousy develops into a path of obsession and carnage.ANTIPATHY is a psychological horror thriller that pays homage to Italian Giallo and American slasher films. For Mature Readers Only.

Pieces of Time

Pieces of Time
Author: Robert D. Young
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1545010870
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Release: 2017-03-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book of short stories includes a broad range of subjects and themes from childhood to approaching death. From a boy coming to grips with an unusual family, to a boy growing to be a man, to a Tahitian man covering his body with tattoos, to an older man dying leaning against a cactus in Mexico. Pieces of Time.

Lost Chances

Lost Chances
Author: C. T. Nicholson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1497527198
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Release: 2014-04-04
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Home is where the heart is... Seven years after leaving town and the only girl he loved, Cooper still couldn't forget about Sophia. He had two loves. Music and the woman of his dreams. Coming back home proved that would always be true. But things have changed. Now he has to gain her trust again if he wants to make her all his. The question is, did he lose his chance the first time? Some things are hard to forget... Sophia tried to stop loving Cooper and failed miserably. Despite the way he'd abandoned her seven years earlier, she can't seem to stay away, even though trusting him doesn't prove easy. One careless night could change it all and the secret she carries may ruin any chance of them being together. They say life is all about taking chances. But when opportunities are lost and love comes knocking the second time around, lives are changed forever.

The Lemon Day

The Lemon Day
Author: Emily Rays
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1530318203
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Release: 2016-03-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE LEMON DAY was inspired to me from my three-year-old, Kelly, as to how she pronounced "Lemon-aid" . I made a list of those slightly different ways that she pronounced things and worked a rhyming story around it. Basically, there is a grumpy, not too kind, character who is in a sense a bully. He gets put in his place by the other, kind, characters in the story and has a change of heart. It is a children's story, but I find it to send a positive message to all ages, with the main point being "it's OK to be different, choosing acceptance and above all to always keep the imagination alive!" I dedicated it to my Mother, SuzanneTHE LEMON DAY is a cute, fun and wonderful book.

Guest Book

Guest Book
Author: H. Barnett
Pages: 126
ISBN: 1543011187
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Release: 2017-03-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Write In Books - Books You Can Write In Paperback Quality - 8.25" x 6", 126 pagesAvailable in several cover colors You'll enjoy reading all the notes your friends leave in this beautiful Guest Book. You can cozy into your favorite chair and savor the memorable moments everyone experienced. Your guests can easily leave their contact information so you'll be ready for your next entertainment adventure, especially helpful if your guests bring a guest. Contact information makes it easier when you want to send the thank you notes.You can write all your favorite memories and personal notes on the Memorable Moment Pages section at the end of the book. Guest Books make a great gift for family, friends, co-workers, boss, neighbors, teachers, coaches sports teams, mentors, volunteers, etc.50 Guest Lined Pages - Left side - Guest Contact Info- Right side - Guest Notes20 Memorable Moments Lined Pages To Record Your Favorite Memories and Personal Notes