Shug Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings


  • Author : Jenny Han
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442466463

Shug Excerpt :

Annemarie “Shug” Wilcox is clever and brave and true (on the inside anyway). And she’s about to become your new best friend in this enchanting middle grade novel from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han. Annemarie Wilcox, or Shug as her family calls her, is beginning to think there's nothing worse than being twelve. She's too tall, too freckled, and way too flat-chested. Shug is sure that there's not one good or amazing thing about her. And now she has to start junior high, where the friends she counts most dear aren't acting so dear anymore -- especially Mark...

Mama Shug  the Bridge Whom We Loved So Dearly Book

Mama Shug the Bridge Whom We Loved So Dearly

  • Author : Bonita Grace Moses
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491769065

Mama Shug the Bridge Whom We Loved So Dearly Excerpt :

Growing up in a very small city of Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest one in the Louisiana Purchase, author, Bonita Grace Moses, was not only the youngest sibling but also the only girl, along with four brothers, born to Elena Moses. She was reared by her mother and her grandmother, Georgiana Moses, in a small three-room house. In Mama Shug: the Bridge Whom We Loved So Dearly, Moses shares her life story and how it was particularly influenced by her God-fearing grandmother, affectionately known as Mama Shug, who lived to the age of ninety-eight. This memoir narrates how Mama Shug quit school at age seven to care for her siblings, but she instilled the importance of a good education in her grandchildren. Full of wisdom, Moses’ grandmother also preached how faith in the Lord was central to life. She was a woman who lived what she practiced. A testament to the strength, tenacity, spirituality, and love of Mama Shug, this memoir describes the life of one woman who paved the way and provided an important foundation helping her grandchildren achieve success.

The Color Purple Book

The Color Purple

  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: African American women in literature
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438113760

The Color Purple Excerpt :

Presents the story of Celie, a poor, black woman who overcomes a life of abuse due to the support of the females in her life. This edition also offers a compilation of criticism on the characters and themes in this novel. It also features a chronology of the author's life and notes on the contributors.

From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation Book

From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation

  • Author : Dr Lisa K Perdigao
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-04-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409475965

From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation Excerpt :

How fictional representations of dead bodies develop over the twentieth century is the central concern of Lisa K. Perdigao's study of American writers. Arguing that the crisis of bodily representation can be traced in the move from modernist entombment to postmodernist exhumation, Perdigao considers how works by writers from F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, and Richard Wright to Jody Shields, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Jeffrey Eugenides reflect changing attitudes about dying, death, and mourning. For example, while modernist writers direct their plots toward a transformation of the dead body by way of metaphor, postmodernist writers exhume the transformed body, reasserting its materiality. Rather than viewing these tropes in oppositional terms, Perdigao examines the implications for narrative of the authors' apparently contradictory attempts to recover meaning at the site of loss. She argues that entombment and exhumation are complementary drives that speak to the tension between the desire to bury the dead and the need to remember, indicating shifts in critical discussions about the body and about the function of aesthetics in relation to materialized violence and loss.

Worrying the Line Book

Worrying the Line

  • Author : Cheryl A. Wall
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 0807855863

Worrying the Line Excerpt :

In blues music, "worrying the line" is the technique of breaking up a phrase by changing pitch, adding a shout, or repeating words in order to emphasize, clarify, or subvert a moment in a song. Cheryl A. Wall applies this term to fiction and nonfiction wr

The Modernist Madonna Book

The Modernist Madonna

  • Author : Jane Silverman Van Buren
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Mother and child
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 0946439737

The Modernist Madonna Excerpt :

Van Buren's analysis centres on the history of the evolving maternal signifiers presented in the artists' works. She peels away layer after layer of images to uncover the meanings contained in the artistic texts. The maternal metaphor is scrutinized through the lenses of semiological, psychological, psychoanalytic and historical insights.

The Color Purple Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Color Purple

  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223970

The Color Purple Excerpt :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Color Purple is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

Pain No More Book

Pain No More

  • Author : Marjorie Walker
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 1452031444

Pain No More Excerpt :

This poignant book takes you on a journey of adoption, family ties, love and abuse to the eventual defining moment when a choice had to be made, to either continue living in domestic violence or save yourself and create a new life free from violence.

Alice Walker Book

Alice Walker

  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: African American authors
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438115160

Alice Walker Excerpt :

Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work.

Contemporary American Women Writers Book

Contemporary American Women Writers

  • Author : Catherine Rainwater
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2014-10-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813157153

Contemporary American Women Writers Excerpt :

Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic norms and ultimately revise literary tradition to make it more inclusive of female experience, vision, and expression. The contributors to this volume discover diverse narrative strategies. Beattie, Dillard, Paley, and Redmon in divergent ways rely heavily upon narrative gaps, surfaces, and silences, often suggesting depths which are lamentably absent from modern experience or which mysteriously elude language. For Kingston and Walker, verbal assertiveness is the focus of narratives depicting the gradual empowerment of female protagonists who learn to speak themselves into existence. Ozick and Tyler disrupt conventional reader expectations of the "anti-novel" and the "family novel," respectively. Finally, Morrison's and Piercy's works reveal how traditional narrative forms such as the Bildungsroman and the "soap opera" are adaptable to feminist purposes. In examining the writings of these ten important women authors, this book illuminates a significant moment in literary history when women's voices are profoundly reshaping American literary tradition.

Women Healers and Physicians Book

Women Healers and Physicians

  • Author : Lilian R. Furst
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 081310954X

Women Healers and Physicians Excerpt :

Women traditionally have been expected to tend to the sick as part of their domestic duties, yet throughout history they have faced an uphill struggle to be accepted as healers outside of the household.

Plain and Ugly Janes Book

Plain and Ugly Janes

  • Author : Charlotte M. Wright
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135706029

Plain and Ugly Janes Excerpt :

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Voice Lessons Book

Voice Lessons

  • Author : Nancy Dean
  • Publisher : Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9780929895352

Voice Lessons Excerpt :

"Prepare your high school students for AP, IB, and other standardized tests that demand an understanding of the subtle elements that comprise an author's unique voice. Each of the 100 sharply focused, historically and culturally diverse passages from world literature targets a specific component of voice, presenting the elements in short, manageable exercises that function well as class openers. Includes teacher notes and discussion suggestions."

Womanbeing and Womanself Book

Womanbeing and Womanself

  • Author : Phanuel Akubueze Egejuru
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-07-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450265218

Womanbeing and Womanself Excerpt :

The book explores the twin concepts, Womanbeing and Womanself. Using novels written by black women in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean, the book illustrates how the characters live out their lives either in a state of womanbeing or in a state of womanself or both. To illustrate the twin concepts, the author draws from a work by Jean Paul Satre, titled Being and Nothingness. The author also theorizes on the origin of inequalities between men and women and how that led to the dominance of men over women. The author also claims that women perpetuate the surbordinate position of women unwittingly accepting the assertion by men that women are weak and need the guidance and protection of men.

Censored Books Book

Censored Books

  • Author : Nicholas J. Karolides
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 0810840383

Censored Books Excerpt :

Presents a collection of essays focusing on books that are most frequently challenged in schools and libraries.