Momma Why

Momma  Why Author Diane Jones
ISBN-10 9781403364609
Release 2003-02-01
Pages 236
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"Her name is Diane Jones. Today her presence is calm and warm. I knew her as a quiet, terrified child struggling to grow up, nay, even to stay alive in a large violent matriarchal family. There was no father figure, only a sequence of men. Diane was thirteen years old when I first met her. Through a program in the California Department of Social Services, I had been assigned to be Big Sister to a younger sister of Diane. This younger sister was also badly abused both in maternal violence and in sexual abuse, as was Diane, but to a much lesser degree. I thought of Diane's mother as a raging bull with massive mood swings from manipulative and charming to a cruel, mean and evil woman. I myself was afraid of her. If I had known what was really going on during the years I worked with the family, I would not have had the power to do anything about it. My only hope and motivation at that time was to give them a view of what life was like from a different perspective and thus help them be kinder to their children. I am always appalled by the fact that Social Services felt it was best to keep children connected to their families no matter how monstrous the evil in the home. Twenty-six years later, we are all wiser." –MELANIE TAYLOR

Forty Five for Fifty 45 Poems for 50 Years

Forty Five for Fifty   45 Poems for 50 Years Author Tim Wilkinson
ISBN-10 9781304264664
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Forty Five for Fifty 45 Poems for 50 Years has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Forty Five for Fifty 45 Poems for 50 Years also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Forty Five for Fifty 45 Poems for 50 Years book for free.


ISBN-10 9781490717982
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 276
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Samuel Wesley Gathing: A Closer Look is the moving true story of Sam and Beatrice Gathing and the struggles they faced rearing their fourteen children during the era of the Jim Crow laws. These laws meant that both society and the system enforced the damaging view that their children were just stupid black kids. In this climate of institutionalized discrimination, Sam had to maneuver his way through a massive minefield of irrational hatred intended to destroy him and his family. Sam and Beatrice began their life together in December 1929, in Desoto County, Mississippi, taking the gift of a mule named Rock and a big red cow to start their farm. Over the years, as their family expanded, so did the land that they farmed. Sam learned to live by the rules of the day but was always a true leader to both his family and to his friends. Through all the challenges that Sam encountered, his faith in God never wavered—he believed that the truth could be found in God’s words and actions, not in the laws that were meant to harm him and his people.


KENYA Author Nicole Thompson
ISBN-10 9781496941138
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 74
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Step aside supermodels: The voluptuous Kenya has entered the room. With her long, jet black hair, flawless body, and good looks she can have any man she wants. Kenya takes her blessing of good looks and uses them to her advantage. If you ever felt men needed a dose of their own medicine then stick with Kenya. The ultimate female dominator, male manipulator toys around with every man that crosses her path. She’s a real pit bull in a skirt, until he steps in. Kenya falls head over heels in love with the biggest manipulator of all. They say a “player can’t play a player” but in this case Kenya learns the saying “what goes around comes around.” Kenya can’t seem to cope with the pain and heartbreak from the one she really loves and decides to deal with the situation in the worst way. When love goes, depression hits and Kenya’s health, looks and self-esteem drops, tragedy is bound to happen!

Vampire Mom

Vampire Mom Author Linda Le'may
ISBN-10 9781496967831
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 90
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This book is inspired by my crazy, loving, and misunderstood family, with all the love from my heart. I hope this book can make people understand the lonely heart can be a broken soul as well, so take care and take care of those that are tender hearted as well.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Author Maya Angelou
ISBN-10 1588369250
Release 2009-04-21
Pages 304
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

Our African American History Journey

Our African American History Journey Author
ISBN-10 9781435717527
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Our African American History Journey has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our African American History Journey also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our African American History Journey book for free.

Dear Husband

Dear Husband Author Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN-10 0061971006
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 336
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“[Oates] has once again held a haunting mirror up to America, revealing who we are.” —Boston Globe The inimitable Joyce Carol Oates returns with Dear Husband—a gripping and moving story collection that powerfully re-imagines the meaning of family in America, often through violent means. Oates, a former recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction—as well as the National Book Award, Prix Femina, and numerous other literary honors—dazzles and disturbs with an outstanding compilation the Washington Post calls, “Savage, poetic and ruthless...among the best things she’s ever done.” Dear Husband is another triumph for the author of The Gravedigger’s Daughter, We Were the Mulvaneys, and Blonde.

Sitting in Silence Dying Out Loud

Sitting in Silence  Dying Out Loud Author F. Bonet'
ISBN-10 9780595417551
Release 2007-02
Pages 64
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As children we are taught many things, but you can't teach someone how to love. No matter what you read or think about love, it is multifaceted. Sitting In Silence, Dying Out Loud or Verses shares one man's story of facing love blindly, foolishly, and without limit, guided by his devotion to music and the written word.In college, author F. J. Bonet' realized he excelled at conveying his feelings through the written word rather than verbally, as if for his entire life he had maintained a wall of silence around himself. However, Bonet' cannot recall a period in his life that doesn't involve music. He has always considered himself a musician who could not play an instrument and a songwriter with a heart full of music who could not express it through song. In Sitting In Silence, Dying Out Loud or Verses, Bonet' deconstructs his silent barrier, allowing you to listen to his world.From the paternal love of "Baby" and "All You Need To Know" to the bittersweet love of "The Ring Don't Mean a Thing" and "If I Could Rescue You," Bonet' paints a mural of the beauty, joy, misery, pain, hope, and love in his heart.

When God Was Effervescent

When God Was Effervescent Author Saleemah L. Graham
ISBN-10 9781483669212
Release 2013-07-26
Pages 90
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When God was Effervescent, is a riveting story of authenticity and true inspiration. The story is based on true events; an up close and personal look at a young girl’s voyage to adulthood, who encounters both unwarranted and unwelcomed adversity. When God Was Effervescent reminds all readers that everything in life has its purpose and even the most gut wrenching situations build character and promote growth. While the content may be raw and explicit at times, the author reminds readers of the humility of prayer and exposes them to immense emotion and perseverance. It really inspires people to not see life from a “victims” standpoint as well as encourages them to have hope, while provoking self –worth, even from the most dismal situations.

My Sweet Audrina

My Sweet Audrina Author V.C. Andrews
ISBN-10 9781451636970
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 384
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V.C. Andrews has enthralled millions with her suspenseful, gothic family sagas, including the bestselling Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic. Now, one of her strangest, most beloved classics My Sweet Audrina—a haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love—is soon to be a major Lifetime movie event. The idea of her sister hovered above them all. Audrina fiercely desired to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved that other girl, for her sister was so special, so perfect—and dead. Upstairs in a locked room awaited her sister’s clothes and dolls, her animals and games—and her sacred rocking chair. Now Audrina will rock and rock and rock to reclaim all of her gone sister’s special gifts. And then finally she’ll learn the secrets everyone else knows but her.

If There Be Thorns

If There Be Thorns Author V.C. Andrews
ISBN-10 9781451636963
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 384
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Now a major Lifetime movie event—Book Three of the Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic—the novel of forbidden love that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. They hide the shocking truth to protect their children. But someone who knows their dark secret is watching. Christopher and Cathy have made a loving home for their handsome and talented teenager Jory, their imaginative nine-year-old Bart, and a sweet baby daughter. Then an elderly woman and her strange butler move in next door. The Old Woman in Black watches from her window, lures lonely Bart inside with cookies and ice cream, and asks him to call her “grandmother.” Slowly Bart transforms, each visit pushing him closer to the edge of madness and violence, while his anguished parents can only watch. For Cathy and Chris, the horrors of the past have come home…and everything they love may soon be torn from them.

Lessons from the Damned

Lessons from the Damned Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556001967280
Release 1973
Pages 156
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Lessons from the Damned has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lessons from the Damned also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lessons from the Damned book for free.

Nashville Dreams

Nashville Dreams Author Rachel Hauck
ISBN-10 9780718015572
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 271
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From Rachel Hauck, the award-winning author of The Wedding Dress, comes Nashville Dreams, the story of a talented young woman with a gift, a dream, and something to prove in the most musical—and competitive—city in America. The best songwriter in Freedom, Alabama, is about to go pro in Nashville—or go down in flames. Robin Rae is never more herself than when she’s singing one of her songs on the front porch . . . but she’s never more terrified than when she’s about to sing one onstage. Nevertheless, Robin knows it’s high time she steer her ’69 Chevy onto I-65 and make for Music Row . . . with her hometown hunk and his double-wide castle in her rearview mirror. Freedom, Alabama, is no place for a songwriter to run down her dream—stage fright or no. She isn’t the first to make the leap. Robin has known more than a few would-be stars whom Nashville has chewed up and spat out—including some big names from Freedom. So when she finds herself on deck at the famous Bluebird Cafe within a week of arriving in Music City, she can hardly believe what’s happening. With the lights going up and the specter of stage fright looming over her, this small-town gal is about to get a lesson in what it takes to make it in the music business. Will a gifted young woman let her dreams be smothered by fear . . . or will love teach her to open her heart and shine in the city where stars are born? *Nashville Dreams was originally published as Lost in NashVegas.

The Shade of My Own Tree

The Shade of My Own Tree Author Sheila Williams
ISBN-10 0307545687
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 256
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Beloved author Sheila Williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at them—and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live in . . . The courage to change doesn’t come easy. When Opal Sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after fifteen years, she has only her dreams in her pocket. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. Like Opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance. So Opal opens her doors—and her heart—to a parade of unforgettable characters. There’s sassy Bette Smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered Gloria and her devilish son, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named “Bear” who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, who doesn’t mind hanging out with an OBBWA (old black broad with an attitude). It is Jack who helps Opal understand a funny thing about life: You can’t move forward if you keep looking back. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Unselfish Divorce

The Unselfish Divorce Author Felicia Spaulding
ISBN-10 9781605520131
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 52
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The pain, anger and despair many parents experience during and after a divorce often has a negative impact on their ability to parent effectively. When divorced parents become consumed by those feelings, they behave in ways that are harmful to their children's emotional well-being. This book briefly describes seven principles for parents to practice which will help their children recover from the devastation of divorce. Parents are encouraged to: 1)speak kind words, 2) stick to the facts, rather than opinions, 3)improve their ability to listen and pay attention, 4)take responsibility for their actions, 5)pursue and maintain peace, 6)enjoy the time spent with their children and 7)be willing to forgive.

Baby Momma

Baby Momma Author Delvin Smith
ISBN-10 1530115884
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 100
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Delvin Smith was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Barbara and Lee Smith. As an eighteen-year-old kid, he met a young lady in his math class his senior of high school - 1998. Because of that meeting, they both started a journey that will last a lifetime. They are the mother and father of a beautiful young lady. Delvin, has an inquisitive disposition and, therefore, is very observant of his surroundings. In this book, he chronicles the saga of the three of them: his daughter, her mother, and himself as they have navigated the intervening years. He takes us inside his world and mindset from the moment his baby girl takes her first breath, her first cry, and opens her eyes. Their written story ends in the cool of a morning after he received a call from his baby's mother and he arrive in Atlanta, picks up his daughter, and hold her in his arms after-- he had just completed a 12-hour shift at work. He can make you feel like you are 'walking with him' as he shares his story. You can feel what he felt; you can understand what he understood, and you can wonder as he wondered about his predicament at times. For a young man, he has remarkable wisdom and maturity. You will find yourself silently agreeing with what he is saying at times even though you know you shouldn't. You may even find yourself on his side of predicaments when under normal circumstances you wouldn't. Yes! His story will challenge you intellectually and move you emotionally. Ironically he was inspired to write this book by one written by his daughter's mother; therefore, you can imagine the tension that is woven, within the paragraphs, throughout the pages of this book. Enjoy!