L. M. Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan mistakenly sent to a pair of siblings who intended to adopt a boy to help work on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Yet Anne’s quirky personality and good-natured spirit causes the siblings to grow to love her anyway, and soon the entire town falls for the precocious little girl with bright red hair.
Cherished by both children and adults, Anne of Green Gables is a celebration of fierce individualism, and the families we create, rather than the ones we are born into. This Deluxe edition is enhanced with a foreword by bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan, and an introduction and suggestions for further reading by Benjamin Lefebvre, as well as a selection of early writing by L. M. Montgomery about the process of writing Anne.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Easy money. That's why P.I. Ben Callahan agrees to take the job of watching over spoiled heiress Grace Montgomery. But he soon discovers she has a reckless streak a mile wide. She's determined to experience everything she's been missing…including a chance to explore her sensual side. And she wants to do that exploring with Ben! He's not complaining—it's just too bad what they've got going won't last after Grace discovers Ben's on the family payroll….
A Diary of a Private School Kid is a funny illustrated chapter book that's entertaining for children, middle school students, and adults.
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Montgomery is a typical high school student until the day Averial DeLaCore steps into his history class as a transfer student. From the first moment he lays eyes on her, his instincts tell him there’s something off about her; but it isn’t until she tells him he’s a time chronicler and shows him things he can’t believe that he starts to understand.
After convincing him of the truth, Averial and Jacob’s first journey takes them back to before the civil war begins. It’s during this journey that Jacob learns he must collect all the fragments of his original self or his life will be forfeited. However, time is of the essence, and returning to the past is wrought with danger and unexpected events. Jacob and Averial will have to fight to stay alive and learn to trust each other while tracking down the first piece of the puzzle that is Jacob Montgomery, Time Chronicler.
Book 1, Anchor
Gabriel Rossi has never met her, doesn’t even know her name, but the former Marine turned Coast Guard will do anything to rescue the woman who saved his daughter, even if it means risking his career, his life–and his heart.
Book 2, Warrior
Benjamin Montgomery returns home from his last tour in Afghanistan a broken man and learns the night he shared with his best friend’s little sister resulted in more than just smokin’ hot memories.
Book 3, Survivor
Jack Walker doesn’t want anything to do with the woman who broke his heart–or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself as they embark on a poignant journey through the secrets that tore them apart.
Book 4, Savior
Logan Blackwell has never let a suspect–or a woman–get away and made it his own personal mission to solve the recent attacks plaguing his small town with the help of his intriguing new neighbor.
Book 5, Honor (a First to Fight novella)
Scott Green doesn’t believe in second chances, until he’s caught off guard by a kiss from a beautiful woman and is determined to win her back.
The young soldier's hopes were vain. He was taken prisoner with many of his men while gallantly defending a difficult position, and spent a year in prison. On his release he rejoined the army of Washington and fought through the greater part of the Revolution, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was at Peekskill, Valley Forge, and Red Bank, and wrote the official account of the last-named battle, which may be found in Washington's correspondence.
During the terrible winter at Valley Forge, Lieutenant-Colonel Ward obtained a month's furlough, wooed and married his cousin, Phœbe Greene (daughter of Governor William Greene, of Rhode Island, and of the beautiful Catherine Ray, of Block Island), and returned to the snows and starvation of the winter camp. Our mother was very proud of her great-grandmother Catherine's memory, treasured her rat-tail spoons and her wedding stockings of orange silk, and was fond of telling how Benjamin Franklin admired and corresponded with her. Some of Franklin's letters have been preserved. He speaks of his wife as the "old lady," but says he has got so used to her faults that they are like his own—he does not recognize them any more. In one letter he gives the following advice to the lovely Catherine: "Kill no more Pigeons than you can eat. Go constantly to meeting or to church—till you get a good husband; then stay at home and nurse the children and live like a Christian."
«Una novela sorprendente, perturbadora» (The New York Times Book Review) , por el ganador del Premio Booker y del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.
Freddie Montgomery es un científico de talento exiliado en una isla del Mediterráneo. Llegado el momento de saldar una deuda, su mujer y su hijo son retenidos como garantía de pago, y él regresa a Irlanda para conseguir fondos en una búsqueda que termina en el robo de un cuadro valioso y el asesinato de una joven. ¿El móvil del crimen? Ni la avaricia, ni la venganza. Ha matado porque «podía hacerlo»: es un asesino accidental como el que quizá todos llevamos dentro. Mientras espera juicio escribe esta confesión como un intento de presentar las pruebas, no ya de su inocencia, sino de los acontecimientos que lo han llevado a esa celda y han marcado el recorrido de su vida entera.
«Cada creación suya atrae y deleita por la maestría en el desarrollo de la trama y en el dominio de los registros y matices expresivos, y por su reflexión sobre los secretos del corazón humano. »
Declaración del Jurado del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2014
«Una gran obra en la que cada suave momento detona en voz baja para mostrar un mortífero destello interior.»
«La recomiendo como introducción a Banville.»
Francisco García Pérez, La Opinión de Tenerife
«El más grande escritor irlandés vivo #con el permiso de William Trevor# y el mejor estilista de la lengua inglesa.»
Begoña Arce y Elena Hevia, El Periódico de Extremadura
«No un relato policial, sino una novela psicológica fascinante y trabajada en cada línea.»
Eduardo García, Diario de Mallorca
«Heredero de la literatura de Nabokov, destaca en su estilo lacuidada construcción de cada frase, la narración en primera persona y el humor negro.»
Gabinete de Prensa de la Biblioteca Nacional de España
«Uno de los escritores contemporáneos más inteligentes, más sensibles y más cultos en las letras universales... Un escritor universal que quedará en la historia de la literatura... Hemos premiado no a un hombre más, sino a un novelista esencial en el panorama contemporáneo de las letras universales.»
Rosa Navarro Durán, La Nueva España (Jurado del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras 2014)
«La obra de Banville es un monumento al ser humano desde la complejidad y la profunda oscuridad.»
Eduardo García, La Opinión de Málaga
«El nosequé nabokoviano; la sensación de ensoñación con la que discurre el relato... Los que tengan ese Banville bien fijada en la cabeza seguramente se lleven una pequeña alegría con el fallo del Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras.»
Luis Alemany, El País
The lone survivor of a terrible night, where fate was so unkind, Ben Carpenter has resolved himself to a life of loneliness. After all, love has made him aware of only one thing – overwhelming misery – and he’d never go down that road again.
Submersing himself into running Fairfax and his side gig as a volunteer firefighter, he is shocked when envy suddenly takes hold as his best friend marries the love of his life. But before he can deal with the idea of reopening his heart to love, tragedy strikes again… just not for him.
As secrets of his wife’s betrayal come to light, Ben is faced with a new reality; and an opportunity to heal stares him straight in the face, in the form of Hannah.
Bonded by their similar losses, he begins to wonder…
Is there really such a thing as second chances?
There are four connected anthologies in A Heartwarming Christmas. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages.
Coming Home to Christmas Town anthology by Melinda Curtis, Anna Adams, & Anna J Stewart
Three adopted siblings gather for the holiday season and closure after their father dies.
Book 1: A Comeback Christmas by Melinda Curtis, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Chloe Wright has failed at business and love. In debt and out of time, she needs to sell the dilapidated mill her father left her. If only the only interested buyer wasn’t Ted Lincoln.
Book 2: A Home by Christmas by Anna Adams, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Abandoned as a child, Noelle Wright finally found her forever home one Christmas Eve. When the man who once broke her heart, single dad, David Parker asks her to help him give his daughters a loving Christmas, she forgets how to hold back.
Book 3: Bells Are Ringing by Anna J Stewart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Marnie Wright has spent her life doing the expected. She’s ready to break free and see what life has to offer outside Christmas Town, but her long-time best friend Sam Collins has other ideas--like showing her everything she’s ever wanted--and needed--is right in front of her.
The Fisher Brothers Christmas anthology by Carol Ross, Cheryl Harper, and Amy Vastine
Three brothers with a Christmas Eve family tradition in jeopardy until love leads them home.
Book 1: The Christmas Bell by Carol Ross, Harlequin Heartwarming author
After enlisting the help of antique dealer Andrea Talbot, Ben Fisher is ecstatic when she tracks down the perfect gift for his fire chief father. But acquiring Christmas Town’s old fire bell doesn’t prove quite as simple and trouble-free as Ben anticipates--and neither does his relationship with Andrea.
Book 2: Making up under the Mistletoe by Cheryl Harper, Harlequin Heartwarming author
High school sweethearts Josh and Ivy Fisher are keeping their plans to divorce secret until after Christmas. Each is certain making the break is the only way to be happy...until they meet a dog named Dash and spend some time under the mistletoe.
Book 3: My Christmas Hero by Amy Vastine, Harlequin Heartwarming author
Julianna Kramer wants to show everyone she’s still the strong, independent woman she used to be. Maybe she could if Rick Fisher didn’t need to save her life every five minutes. Could the handsome fireman ever see her as anything but a complete disaster or will she prove to him and herself that he’s not the only hero in town?
Gifts of the Heart anthology by Tara Randel, Leigh Riker & Cari Lynn Webb
In the spirit of Christmas, three siblings reconnect to find romance, special gifts – and each other.
Book 1: An Unexpected Gift by Tara Randel, Barnes and Noble bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Gift shop manager Faith Sullivan is resigned to never leaving Christmas Town, until world-traveler Drew Montgomery walks into her life. Together they search for Drew’s past, but will the quest lead them to love?
Book 2: A Gift of Home by Cari Lynn Webb, Harlequin Heartwarming debut author. Hope Sullivan left Christmas Town and never looked back, determined to pursue her own dreams. But a long holiday weekend with her one-time high school crush Christopher Hayes left her with more than just hometown memories...a son who now needs his help.
Book 3: His Christmas Gift by Leigh Riker, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author. After a scandal years ago, Park ranger Brady Sullivan left town, but now he's back and would-be writer Cara Crawford could use his help with her Christmas tree lot. Too bad she still blames him for what happened then--and has never gotten over Brady.
The Gingerbread Men anthology by Liz Flaherty, Patricia Bradley & Rula Sinara
When two sisters and their widowed mother are reunited for the holidays, falling in love isn't on any of their Christmas wish lists, but sometimes the best gifts are unexpected…
Book 1: The Gingerbread Heart by Liz Flaherty, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Widowed Cass Logan has done her time as a caregiver. But when her boss, mystery-writer Eli Welcome, needs surgery, Cass is faced with following her heart...or walking away.
Book 2: The Gingerbread Pony by Patricia Bradley, award-winning, Amazon bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author. With an opportunity to start over at a top speech clinic in Texas, Amy Logan can finally leave Christmas Town and her failed dreams behind. But can she turn her back on Mark Bradford--or his daughter, who hasn't spoken since her mother died?
Book 3: The Gingerbird House by Rula Sinara, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author. Draining her account and moving to the run-down cabin on her family's farm is the only way Lia Logan can save her animal shelter...and failure isn't an option. But the last thing she expects is to find a homeless carpenter and his son hiding out at the cabin. And when it comes to Quinn Weston...it may be her heart that needs saving.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.
When Wyatt rushes into Bec Dempsey’s small-town cooperative offering to buy the last barrel of her precious Zoria, she’s thrown for a loop. She’s been burned by city-slickers before, and she’ll be damned if she’ll let it happen again. But when things start heating up between them, Bec decides to make Wyatt a counteroffer. One she hopes he won’t refuse.
Books in the Brewing Love series:
Love on Tap
Saison for Love
Just Life: Book Four
After ten years in an abusive relationship and a near-fatal knife wound, Jonathan Watson is finally free. Unused to being able to make even the smallest decision and smothered by family and well-meaning neighbors, he’s floundering in the real world. Jonathan is afraid of falling into another relationship too quickly and realizes he needs time to rediscover who he is before he attaches himself to another man.
He never counted on meeting Ben Urquhart, though. Ben tempts Jonathan to forget everything and take a leap. For Ben, it's love at first sight, and he doesn't want to take it slow. He wants to build a life with Jonathan, free from harm and full of laughter. But before they can take the next step, they must protect Jonathan from his possessive, threatening ex. Jonathan must find the courage to confront him and break the chains of his past before he can be truly free to build a future with Ben.
The twenty samples of Montgomery scholarship included in this volume broach topics such as gender and genre, narrative strategies in fiction and life writing, translation, and Montgomery’s archival papers. They reflect shifts in Montgomery's critical reputation decade by decade: the 1960s, when a milestone chapter on Montgomery coincided with a second wave of texts seeking to create a canon of Canadian literature; the 1970s, in the midst of a sustained reassessment of popular fiction and of literature by women; the 1980s, when the publication of Montgomery’s life writing, which coincided with the broadcast of critically acclaimed television productions adapted from her fiction, radically altered how readers perceived her and her work; the 1990s, when a conference series on Montgomery began to generate a sustained amount of scholarship; and the opening years of the twenty-first century, when the field of Montgomery Studies became both international and interdisciplinary.
This is the first book to consider the posthumous life of one of Canada's most enduringly popular authors.
In London’s stormy Hyde Park, Konstantin Duvall, the Arcanum’s founder, has been killed in a suspicious accident. Dismayed, the group’s longest-lived member, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, determines to avenge Duvall’s death—and uncover the secret left in his wake. For the dead man possessed the world’s most powerful—now missing—artifact: the Book of Enoch, the chronicle of God’s mistakes, within whose pages lie the seeds for the end of everything.
From the scene of the crime, Conan Doyle embarks on a path that leads him to the sleazy underworld of New York City’s Bowery and a series of deceptively disparate—but decidedly connected—murders. And as he calls upon the scattered members of the Arcanum for aid, he also finds himself embroiled in a story of war as old as time itself. Not of a struggle between countries, but between darkness and light.
Peopled with the twentieth century’s most famous—and infamous—figures, here is an extraordinary tale in which the stakes go beyond the realm of humankind—into the divine.
From the Hardcover edition.
Elizabeth Graham spends her days running the business side of the Circle Eight ranch. Her knack for numbers and organization lent themselves to her position in the family. She has just turned twenty-one and doubts she will find a man to spend her life with. Elizabeth doesn’t believe in love, after all, and when she meets a charlatan named Vaughn Montgomery, her opinion doesn’t waver. At first.
Vaughn Montgomery is down to the lint in his pocket and the handsome smile he uses as a weapon. His last con went wrong and he fled west. Now he finds himself trapped in the middle of nowhere Texas. And at the mercy of a hard-nosed woman who wears shapeless dresses and whose tongue can cut blocks of wood.
Unwilling to bend and unable to forgive, Elizabeth and Vaughn get caught up in a web of lies that stretches from Houston to the heart of Texas. She finds herself falling for the man who can’t seem to tell the truth and he can’t get enough of a woman who can only speak truths. Surrounded by danger, they embark on the ultimate con to save the Circle Eight and their lives.
LOOK what's inside this mystery - people, places, history and more! Places in California: La Brea Tar Pits Š Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Š Hollywood Boulevard Š Grauman's Chinese Theatre Š Paramount Studios Š The Griffith Observatory Š Hollywood Forever Cemetery Š Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Š The Disney Soda Fountain Š Hollywood and Highlands Center Š El Capitan Theater Š Kodak Theater Š Lucy Park Š Hollywood Bowl Š Fly Hollywood Š Mount Hollywood
Science Facts: Smog Š Earthquakes and tremors Š Fossils Š Prehistoric animals including mastodons, giant sloths and saber-toothed cats Š Santa Ana Winds and Fires
Famous People: Charlie Chaplin Š Shirley Temple Š Greta Garbo Š Marilyn Monroe Š Montgomery Clift Š John Wayne Š the Beatles
History: The Hollywood sign Š The Academy Awards Š Classic Movie Stars Š Movie Production Š Silent films Š Stars on Hollywood Boulevard Š Golden Age of Hollywood Š the Writer's Guild Š Mausoleum Š Max Factor Š The Civil War
Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.
Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 143636
Lexile Measure: 590
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of the feared Das Reich tank column to surrender, or how Tommy almost single-handedly stopped Tito's Yugoslavia annexing the whole of north-east Italy. Twice captured, he escaped both times, marching through hundreds of miles of German-held territory to get home.
Still a schoolboy when war broke out, Tommy quickly matured into a legendary commando, and his remarkable story features a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters, including Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle.
Incorporating anecdotes, the exploits of individuals, first-person accounts, and never-before-seen images and graphics, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow by Richard Wormser is the story of the African American struggle for freedom following the end of the Civil War. A companion volume to the four-part PBS television series, which took seven years to write, research, and edit, the book documents the work of such figures as the activist and separatist Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells, and W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. It examines the emergence of the black middle class and intellectual elite, and the birth of the NAACP.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow also tells the stories of ordinary heroes who accomplished extraordinary things: Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a teacher who founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a private black high school in North Carolina; Ned Cobb, a tenant farmer in Alabama who became a union organizer; Isaiah Montgomery, who founded Mound Bayou, an all-black town in Mississippi; Charles Evers, brother of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who fought for voter registration in Mississippi in the 1940s. And Barbara Johns, a sixteen-year-old Virginia student who organized a student strike in 1951. The strike led to a lawsuit that became one of the five cases the United States Supreme Court reviewed when it declared segregation in education illegal.
As the twenty-first century rolls forward, we are losing the remaining survivors of this pivotal era. Rich in historical commentary and eyewitness testimony by blacks and whites who lived through the period, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow is a poignant record of a time when indignity and terror constantly faced off against courage and accomplishment.
The grand adventure of The West & Gilded Age America continues...
As winter maintains its grip in March of 1885, the hunt for absent millionaire Loren Bodecker is on! In the aftermath of the maverick attacks, with tensions escalating, relationships begin to deepen, complicating the path of justice and the lives of all involved.
Marshal Dan Hummer deputizes Sheriff Cliff Ryan into the US Marshals. Accompanied by Ben Taylor, they set off to the Mile High City in search of Bodecker and find themselves caught up in the city’s gilded elite and its notorious demimonde. Ben’s passionate encounter with the beautiful and enigmatic Raina Montgomery will be a revelation. And in Cheyenne, for Luke and Emmaline, the arrival of two utterly unexpected visitors changes everything - forever.
This third book in The Liberty & Property Legends saga begins where volume two EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY Dangerous Lullaby left off. In the risky business of procuring justice and searching for truth, FIRST COUNTRY becomes an unforeseen adventure in how and what it means to be - and become – family.
"In Search of the Movement is a true marvel. Benjamin Hedin's insightful combination of reportage and history of the Civil Rights movement allows us to see the era with fresh eyes. By tracing the continued legacy of the black freedom struggle from the 1960s to the present, this gem of a book wonderfully illuminates how the movement is living and thriving in our own time."--Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life and Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America
"Beloved community and the exuberant humanism of the Civil Rights movement have never been so vividly rendered. Carry this book with you as a guide through our own anxious age. Beautifully written, sharply observed, whimsical and tender, In Search of the Movement is a road trip into America's better self."--Charles Marsh, author of God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights
In March of 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands in an epic march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital in Montgomery, in what is often seen as the culminating moment of the Civil Rights movement. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law that year, and with Jim Crow eradicated, and schools being desegregated, the movement had supposedly come to an end. America would go on to record its story as an historic success.
Recently, however, the New York Times featured an article that described the reversion of Little Rock's schools to all-black or all-white. The next day, the paper printed a story about a small town in Alabama where African Americans were being denied access to the polls. Massive demonstrations in cities across the country protest the killing of black men by police, while we celebrate a series of 50th-anniversary commemorations of the signature events of the Civil Rights movement. In such a time it is important to ask: In the last fifty years, has America progressed on matters of race, or are we stalled--or even moving backward?
With these questions in mind, Benjamin Hedin set out to look for the Civil Rights movement. "I wanted to find the movement in its contemporary guise," he writes, "which also meant answering the critical question of what happened to it after the 1960s." He profiles legendary figures like John Lewis, Robert Moses, and Julian Bond, and also visits with contemporary leaders such as William Barber II and the staff of the Dream Defenders. But just as powerful--and instructional--are the stories of those whose work goes unrecorded, the organizers and teachers who make all the rest possible.
In these pages the movement is portrayed as never before, as a vibrant tradition of activism that remains in our midst. In Search of the Movement is a fascinating meditation on the patterns of history, as well as an indelible look at the meaning and limits of American freedom.
Benjamin Hedin has written for the New Yorker, Slate, the Nation, and the Chicago Tribune. He's the editor of Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader, and the producer and author of a forthcoming documentary film, The Blues House.
This Harlequin Heartwarming box set includes:
LOVE, LIES & MISTLETOE
A Brookhollow Story • by Jennifer Snow
For a cop running from a New York City gang, sleepy Brookhollow, New Jersey, seems like a perfect hideout…except Jake Matthews is bored silly. Until he meets beautiful, fiery Heather McArthur. But getting close to Heather could mean putting himself—and the people he loves most—in mortal danger.
TO LOVE AND PROTECT
Manning Family Reunion • by Muriel Jensen
Ben Palmer is an honest cop trying to protect his brother. Corie Ochoa has trouble being honest, and love for her brother is only getting her in deeper. They're polar opposites…until the ice thaws.
THE CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
by Patricia Bradley
Winning is everything to Peter Elliott. But when he runs against the beautiful Nicole Montgomery for mayor of their Mississippi hometown, he discovers he's finally met his match.
WINTER WEDDING BELLS
The Kiss by Karen Rock
The Wish by Kristine Rolofson
The Promise by Jennifer Snow
What could be more romantic than a Christmas wedding at a picturesque ski lodge in snowy Lake Placid, New York? Well, if there actually was a wedding, for one thing! Three stories about getting love right over the holidays.
Look for four new tender stories every month from Harlequin Heartwarming!
The selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery’s role as a public celebrity and author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of “old ideals.” These essays and interviews, joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work’s literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, make up nearly one hundred selections in all.
Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery. This volume – and the Reader as a whole – adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery’s legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime.
The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
USA Today bestseller
"Funny, smart, uplifting, and fun, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers, our most powerful healers, and our most steadfast friends. I loved it!"-Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good PigThe tale of a dog who wouldn't let go and the woman who followed his lead.
Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around: new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis devastated her, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus. Teresa couldn't possibly have known then that she was preparing herself for life's next hurdle - a cancer diagnosis of her own.
She forged ahead with survival, battling a deadly disease, fighting for doctors she needed, and baring her heart for a seemingly star-crossed relationship. The Dog Lived (and so Will I) is an uplifting and heartwarming story about how dogs steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love.
A heartwarming, hilarious book about dogs, relationships and surviving life's challenges with humor and grace is perfect for fans of Marley and Me, The Middle Place and A Dog's Purpose will love this touching memoir.
Other books by Teresa Rhyne:
Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I)
"infused with emotional moments and even more so with humor. The book is a wonderful mixture of it all."
"As much as this book is about thriving, not just surviving, during cancer, it is also a love story written to the beagle."
"A wonderfully poignant memoir straight from the heart"
"like "Marley and Me", but much better."
"INCREDIBLE - heartwarming, sad, funny, stressful and comforting all at once."
"A true gem for any dog lover and anyone who either has had cancer or knows/has known someone with cancer - which let's face it - is everyone."
"THIS MEMOIR IS WHAT ALL OTHER MEMOIRS SHOULD ASPIRE TO."What reviewers are saying about The Dog Lived (And So Will I):
"This poignant and fast-moving memoir...is proof that even a hard-charging lawyer is no match for a big-hearted beagle." -Martin Kihn, author ofBad Dog (A Love Story)
"...encouraging tale of finding love and love in unexpected places..."-Publishers Weekly
"A book that dares to be honest and sad and hilarious all at once."-Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune
Serenity and severity form a classic Western dichotomy with many manifestations. Beautiful growth and renewal follow a terrifying and destructive forest fire. Rain upon a hayfield can be interpreted as grace or judgment from above, depending on the season. The unpredictability of nature provides hikers with a breathtaking view one day and a life-threatening scenario the next. Yet the nature of the West does not only imply the outdoors. The people of the West encounter serenity and severity in all aspects of life, and this duality impacts their identity and shapes their lifestyles, outlooks, worldviews, and values. This year’s collection includes political discussions, philosophical ponderings, and lighthearted humor that are all a part of life in the West.
For the fifth volume of Manifest West, twenty-nine writers explore this theme, revealing the duality of Western life through many different narrative trails—including governed environment, overwhelming fires, hiking adventures, and the effect of location on family. Creativity and diversity come to this anthology in both content and form, with flash fiction joining Manifest West’s standard genres of creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry. Their combined reflections enable us to see the intense relationship between humanity and nature; sometimes nature directs humans’ lives, to their harm and to their benefit, and other times, humanity abuses the very environment it cherishes as its home. Authors bring their personal styles, voices, and experiences with life in the West to contribute to a balanced and unique interpretation of serenity and severity.
Contributors: Rebecca Aronson, Betsy Bernfeld, Heidi E. Blankenship, Kaye Lynne Booth, Sarah B. Boyle, John Brantingham, William Cass, David Lavar Coy, Benjamin Dancer, Gail Denham, Patricia Frolander, John Haggerty, Lyla D. Hamilton, Michael Harty, Rick Kempa, Don Kunz, Ellaraine Lockie, Nathan Alling Long, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Juan J. Morales, Lance Nizami, Ronald Pickett, Terry Severhill, David Stallings, Scott T. Starbuck, Abigail Van Kirk, Victoria Waddle, Evan Morgan Williams, Steven Wingate
Manifest West is Western Press Books’ literary anthology series. The press, affiliated with Western State Colorado University, produces one anthology annually and focuses on Western regional writing.