Two Old Women Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Two Old Women


  • Author : Velma Wallis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060723521

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Two Old Women Excerpt :

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).

Two Old Women Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Two Old Women


  • Author : Velma Wallis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0060723521

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Two Old Women Excerpt :

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).

Two Old Women  20th Anniversary Edition Book

Two Old Women 20th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Velma Wallis
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0062244981

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Two Old Women 20th Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).

Raising Ourselves Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Raising Ourselves


  • Author : Velma Wallis
  • Publisher : Epicenter Press (WA)
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056877965

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Raising Ourselves Excerpt :

Describes a girl's coming of age with her twelve siblings in a two-room cabin in Fort Yukon, Alaska, fending for themselves after their father dies and their mother descends into depression and alcoholism.

The Hunter and the Old Woman Book

The Hunter and the Old Woman


  • Author : Pamela Korgemagi
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487008260

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The Hunter and the Old Woman Excerpt :

The intertwined story of a cougar and a man that portrays the strength, vulnerability, and consciousness of two top predators. Not since Life of Pi have we encountered such transcendence or walked so fully in the footsteps of a big cat. The “Old Woman” lives in the wild, searching for food, raising her cubs, and avoiding the two-legged creatures who come into her territory. But she is more than an animal — she is a mythic creature who haunts the lives and the dreams of men. Joseph Brandt has been captivated by the mountain lion’s legend since childhood, and one day he steps into the forest to seek her out. A classic in the making, The Hunter and the Old Woman is a mesmerizing portrait of two animals united by a shared destiny.

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun


  • Author : Velma Wallis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1997-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060977283

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Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun Excerpt :

With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award in 1993 and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award in 1994. Translated into 16 languages, it went on to international success, quickly reaching bestseller status in Germany. To date, more than 350,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition. Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom.

From Old Woman to Older Women Book

From Old Woman to Older Women


  • Author : Sally Chivers
  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 0814209351

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From Old Woman to Older Women Excerpt :

Drawing on the perspective of aging bodies in order to approach the study of contemporary Canadian women's fiction, the author seeks to understand body criticism in general because elderly physical experiences lay bare crucial assumptions of thinking through the body. It also investigates the mechanisms and effects of constructions of aging in order to combat the automatically negative reactions most readers have to the topic of old age.

A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska


  • Author : Hannah Breece
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2008-12-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307490544

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A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska Excerpt :

When Hannah Breece came to Alaska in 1904, it was a remote lawless wilderness of prospectors, murderous bootleggers, tribal chiefs, and Russian priests. She spent fourteen years educating Athabascans, Aleuts, Inuits, and Russians with the stubborn generosity of a born teacher and the clarity of an original and independent mind. Jane Jacobs, Hannah's great-niece, here offers an historical context to Breece's remarkable eyewitness account, filling in the narrative gaps, but always allowing the original words to ring clearly. It is more than an adventure story: it is a powerful work of women's history that provides important--and, at times, unsettling--insights into the unexamined assumptions and attitudes that governed white settler's behavior toward native communities at the turn of the century. "An unforgettable...story of a remarkable woman who lived a heroic life."--The New York Times

The Old Woman with the Knife Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Old Woman with the Knife


  • Author : Gu Byeong-mo
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780369718853

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The Old Woman with the Knife Excerpt :

*A New York Times Editors' Choice* Pick *A Most Anticipated Read in LitHub, CrimeReads, Thrillist, and Popsugar* The kinetic story of a sixty-five-year-old female assassin who faces an unexpected threat in the twilight of her career—this is an international bestseller and the English language debut from an award-winning South Korean author At sixty-five, Hornclaw is beginning to slow down. She lives modestly in a small apartment, with only her aging dog, a rescue named Deadweight, to keep her company. There are expectations for people her age—that she'll retire and live out the rest of her days quietly. But Hornclaw is not like other people. She is an assassin. Double-crossers, corporate enemies, cheating spouses—for the past four decades, Hornclaw has killed them all with ruthless efficiency, and the less she's known about her targets, the better. But now, nearing the end of her career, she has just slipped up. An injury leads her to an unexpected connection with a doctor and his family. But emotions, for an assassin, are a dangerous proposition. As Hornclaw's world closes in, this final chapter in her career may also mark her own bloody end. A sensation in South Korea, and now translated into English for the first time by Chi-Young Kim, The Old Woman with the Knife is an electrifying, singular, mordantly funny novel about the expectations imposed on aging bodies and the dramatic ways in which one woman chooses to reclaim her agency.

The Old Woman Who Named Things Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Old Woman Who Named Things


  • Author : Cynthia Rylant
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0152021027

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The Old Woman Who Named Things Excerpt :

An old woman discovers an abandoned puppy that she is afraid to name--or to even love. This moving story features Gary Larson-esque "(The Far Side)" visuals that will appeal to adults as well as kids. Full-color illustrations.

The Woman Next Door Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Woman Next Door


  • Author : Yewande Omotoso
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473522589

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The Woman Next Door Excerpt :

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION Read this funny, sharp, delicately woven story of two women’s complicated relationship set in post-apartheid South Africa. Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them. Both have recently been widowed. Both are in their eighties. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility pruned with zeal. But one day an unforeseen event forces the women together. Could long-held mutual loathing transform into friendship? Love thy neighbour? Easier said than done. 'At once historical and contemporary, The Woman Next Door is charged with beauty, precision, nuance, and hope. Yewande Omotoso is a stunning, essential voice - NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names ‘Wit, charm and playful energy... An insightful and fascinating diptych of two women, with the history of colonialism and slavery lurking in the background’ Herald

Burning Roses Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Burning Roses


  • Author : S. L. Huang
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250763983

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Burning Roses Excerpt :

From Hugo Award Winner S. L. Huang "S. L. Huang is amazing."—Patrick Rothfuss Burning Roses is a gorgeous fairy tale of love and family, of demons and lost gods, for fans of Zen Cho and Neon Yang. Rosa, also known as Red Riding Hood, is done with wolves and woods. Hou Yi the Archer is tired, and knows she’s past her prime. They would both rather just be retired, but that’s not what the world has ready for them. When deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything they’ve both grown to love, the two must join forces. Now blessed and burdened with the hindsight of middle age, they begin a quest that’s a reckoning of sacrifices made and mistakes mourned, of choices and family and the quest for immortality. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Book of Old Ladies Book

The Book of Old Ladies


  • Author : Ruth O. Saxton
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631527982

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The Book of Old Ladies Excerpt :

This is a book that champions older women’s stories and challenges the limiting outcomes we seem to hold for them. The Book of Old Ladies introduces readers to thirty stories featuring fictional “women of a certain age” who increasingly become their truest selves. Their stories will entertain and provide insight into the stories we tell ourselves about the limits and opportunities of aging. A celebration of women who push back against the limiting stereotypes regarding older women’s possibility, The Book of Old Ladies is a book lover’s guide to approaching old age and dealing with its losses while still embracing beauty, creativity, connection, and wonder.

Turnabout Book

Turnabout


  • Author : Thorne Smith
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066357757

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Turnabout Excerpt :

"Turnabout" by Thorne Smith. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Of Women and Salt Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Of Women and Salt


  • Author : Gabriela Garcia
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250776693

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Of Women and Salt Excerpt :

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2021 A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER of the Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Award, She Reads Best of 2021 Awards • FINALIST for the 2022 Southern Book Prize • LONGLISTED for Crook’s Corner Book Prize • NOMINEE for 2021 GoodReads Choice Award in Debut Novel and Historical Fiction A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.