On the Edge of the AuspiciousOn the Edge of the Auspicious

The love and nurturance of the mother is idealized in poetry , literature , film , folklore , and mythology , where mother's love is a special kind of love with which no other love compares . Mothers are responsible for the moral ...

Author: Mary M. Cameron

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067169


Page: 314

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People of lower caste live throughout the villages of Nepal but have been noticeably absent from ethnographic accounts of the Himalayan region. Starting from the perspective of lower-caste Hindu women, Mary M. Cameron offers a long-overdue study of artisans and farmers in western Nepal. On the Edge of the Auspicious skillfully shows the connections between caste hierarchy and gender relations leading to domestic, economic, and religious power of lower-caste women. Situating her study in the history of land ownership and contemporary family and work relations, Cameron explains how and why patriarchal ideology associated with high-caste families in Nepal does not apply to women of lower caste. Drawing on data from work, family, and religious domains, this ethnography goes further than other current studies of caste hierarchy in South Asia to show the everyday material and ideological dimensions of domination and lower-caste people's resistance to them..

The Edge of the GulfThe Edge of the Gulf

It's what he does with it, and what he would have us make of it, that pries open the big questions about human love and spiritual possibilities. Kate Croy (Helena Bonham Carter) is a pretty and penniless young woman taken in by her rich ...

Author: Hadley Hury

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc

ISBN: 9781615951017


Page: 324

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Laurel Beach is one of the last old-fashioned villages in the West Florida panhandle, one that has, so far, escaped commercial over-development. It presents both a haven and opportunity, and, this summer, it plays host to a varied cast. Grief has nearly destroyed Hudson DeForest. He’s barely been going through the motions, teaching in a Memphis girls school, writing about film, talking to the dog. He’s hanging on by a thread. It’s been two years since Kate died, two years of grappling with profound loss, with the impact of the marriage of a lifetime cut short. Hudson’s friend Charlie Brompton, the successful developer and restaurateur, is facing a different loss. He’s growing old. It’s time for him to let go of his most beloved enterprise, the mecca of fine dining known as the 26-A after the panhandle highway where it sits. And of its funky adjunct, The Blue Bar. With no immediate family as heirs, Charlie’s considering his choice of successors. And what he should do for his godson, Chaz? He also wonders if Hudson will return to Laurel Beach, to the cottage he occupied with Kate. Will Hudson ever forgive him? Meanwhile Chaz has met Sydney, a former actress. They’re living well in Atlanta, thinking about marriage. Thinking, too, that perhaps they should go to Laurel Beach, touch base with Charlie.... As Hudson settles in and doggedly takes up his summer project—he has a book contract for a collection of his film reviews—the undying past and a present struggling to be born exert their fierce, and sometimes indistinguishable, claims. So it is for Charlie, and for Sydney and Chaz. Gradually a bizarre maelstrom of deceit, betrayal, and murder evolves in Laurel Beach, ensnaring the wealthy and the beautiful, the misguided and the desperate. Will its force fill Hudson with newfound determination to celebrate life—or will it destroy those he still holds dear?

The Edge of AnarchyThe Edge of Anarchy

I do not love the money. What I do love is the getting of it. All these years of my life I have put into this work, and now it is my life and I cannot give it up.” Embracing the customs of the nation's moneyed upper classes, ...

Author: Jack Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250128874


Page: 320

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"Timely and urgent...The core of The Edge of Anarchy is a thrilling description of the boycott of Pullman cars and equipment by Eugene Debs’s fledgling American Railway Union..." —The New York Times "During the summer of 1894, the stubborn and irascible Pullman became a central player in what the New York Times called “the greatest battle between labor and capital [ever] inaugurated in the United States.” Jack Kelly tells the fascinating tale of that terrible struggle." —The Wall Street Journal "Pay attention, because The Edge of Anarchy not only captures the flickering Kinetoscopic spirit of one of the great Labor-Capital showdowns in American history, it helps focus today’s great debates over the power of economic concentration and the rights and futures of American workers." —Brian Alexander, author of Glass House "In gripping detail, The Edge of Anarchy reminds us of what a pivotal figure Eugene V. Debs was in the history of American labor... a tale of courage and the steadfast pursuit of principles at great personal risk." —Tom Clavin, New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City The dramatic story of the explosive 1894 clash of industry, labor, and government that shook the nation and marked a turning point for America. The Edge of Anarchy by Jack Kelly offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities. This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation’s first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men’s conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called “the ragged edge of anarchy.” Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today’s headlines—upheaval in America’s industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge.

Dancing Near the EdgeDancing Near the Edge

It was in the section on love. She flipped open her computer, turned it on, and while it warmed up, she remembered Nicholas's deep, love-filled voice as he read those lines last night in the dream. Gratitude welled up in her and she ...

Author: Terri Winters

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450258034


Page: 272

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Kathryn is on her way to becoming a successful teacher. In her last year of practice teaching, just months away from receiving her teaching credentials, she experiences a serious psychological setback triggered by a Ouija board contact with someone calling himself Nicholas. Kathryn seeks help from a psychologist, Dr. Jensen, but is hesitant to tell Dr. Jensen about this new “love” in her life, for fear he will think she is crazy. Kathryn is convinced Nicholas is real, however, because she sees him in her dreams. And he gives her evidence that convinces her he truly exists. As he becomes ever more real to Kathryn, it is hard to tell if Nicholas is just a figment of her imagination, or if they have been romantically linked together over hundreds of past lives. When Nicholas invites Kathryn to join him in the other dimension, she’s unsure about how this will be achieved. However, she is receptive to his suggestions. Is Nicholas really looking out for Kathryn, or will he lead her to disaster?

The Edge of KnowingThe Edge of Knowing

The heroine, Du Liniang, not only discovers her future lover and husband in a dream but consummates her love with him. After the dream, she pines over her spectral beau, Liu Mengmei, and dies. Du Liniang eventually reunites in the ...

Author: Roy Bing Chan

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295999005


Page: 233

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The Edge of Knowing explores the relationship between the rhetoric of dreams and realist literary practice in modern Chinese literature from the May Fourth Era in the early twentieth century through the period just following the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The writers� attention to dreams demonstrates the multiple influences of Western psychology, utopian desire for revolutionary change, and the enduring legacy of traditional Chinese philosophy. At the same time, modern Chinese writers used their work to represent social reality for the purpose of nation-building. Recent political usage of dream rhetoric in the People�s Republic of China attests to the continuing influence of dreams on the imagination of Chinese modernity. By employing a number of critical perspectives, The Edge of Knowing will appeal to readers seeking to understand the complicated relationship between literary form and Chinese history and politics.�

Touching the Edge of HeavenTouching the Edge of Heaven

This was the purest form of tranquility and most extreme, passionate love that one could ever imagine. I had no desire for earthly things; I just wanted to dwell in this place forever. Her entire being was purified by the light of God.

Author: Sarah O'Malley

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490859231


Page: 108

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This is my biography. I was a single, divorced parent, and after years of abuse which led to alcoholism, and going through a rape, I sunk into the deepest depths of society. On a misty November night, while riding on Highway 202 in a New England town, I was rear-ended by a Mack truck, flung thirty feet in the air, and landed on cement. With no life left in me, I had a near-death experience that changed my life forever. I believe, and it is my prayer, that anyone who has been through any kind of trauma, rape, abuse, or addiction of any kind will read this and find new hope in their lives. Through my relationship with Jesus Christ, I have a new lease on life that gives me security, wisdom, peace, joy, and the unconditional love of God my Father. Every day, my strength is renewed in Him, and no matter what storms may come my way, He has taught me how to overcome.

On The Edge Of HeatOn The Edge Of Heat

One minute you love me and can't live without me. And the next, your world is revolving around Paris. You say and do whatever you have to, to make sure you get what and who you want, when you want it.” Stephanie raised her voice just ...

Author: Nick Haskins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456865771


Page: 383

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Follow the complexities of The Mortons’, The Kennedys’, and Paige Ross as each of their lives will soon be turned upside down. Charles Morton nearly spins out of control when he finds himself in the center of a love triangle as his past, present, and future engage in a vicious game of tug a war! Stephanie, Nicole, and Paris gear up as they race to the finish line for his heart. During their reckless journey one of them will be tragically swept out of Charles’ life forever, as the other will meet him at the altar to confess her undying love for him in front of God and thirty-five hundred guests in holy matrimony, all while his seed patiently waits in the other woman in his life’s womb. Alexis Kennedy falls for the man she believes she will spend the rest of her life with. Maxwell Storm was charming, tall, strong, handsome, and the love her life, but, she is totally oblivious as to whom he actual is. He was more than just her lover he was payback! Payback for a mistake Alexis’s father, Macmillan, committed many years ago. Maxwell haunted Alexis; she was his prey, and he isn’t going to let her out of his catch until his job is done. Paige Ross decides it’s time to teach her cheating man, Desmond, a final lesson in love after years of dramatic, unsuccessful attempts to pry him from the grips of other women. She ends up in bed with Desmond’s brother, Malcolm, to teach Desmond a lesson that she shall never forget. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as On The Edge Of Heat unfolds in an explosive ending.

Woman on the Edge of TimeWoman on the Edge of Time

May you love your children as much as I love mine.” “You don't love us girls the way you love the boys! It's everything for Luis and nothing for me, it's always been that way.” “Never raise your voice to me. I'll tell your father.

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473529717


Page: 448

View: 292

Often compared to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power – Woman on the Edge of Time has been hailed as a classic of speculative science fiction. Disturbing and forward thinking, Marge Piercy’s remarkable novel will speak to a new generation of readers. Connie Ramos has been unjustly incarcerated in a mental institution with no hope of release. The authorities view her as a danger to herself and to others. Her family has given up on her. But Connie has a secret – a way to escape the confines of her cell. She can see the future. . . The classic feminist dystopian novel

Bohemian Manifesto A Field Guide to Living on the EdgeBohemian Manifesto A Field Guide to Living on the Edge

If you're looking for conventional love, skip this chapter. There's passion, romance, trysts, affairs, unrequited loves, infidelities, sleeping around, longing, thwarted love and suicides. Bohemians fall in love with their muses.

Author: Laren Stover

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media, LLC



Page: 440

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Bohemians don’t care what the neighbors think. They live free and fearlessly, pursuing their ideals and artistic inclinations. This NEW EDITION of Bohemian Manifesto is an exciting glimpse into the world of counterculture living, full-color dreaming and poetic revelations. Authors Laren Stover and Paul Himmelein deliver wit, whimsy, and insider wisdom as they build upon the five types of Bohemians—Folkloric , Beat, Dandy, Nouveau and Zen—exploring two additional Bohemian subsets: the earth-loving Fairy Folk with their mystical glamour, and the dapper denizens of the shadows, otherwise known as Dandy Goths, charmingly detailing their peculiar eccentricities and styles. The authors also expand on the elevated ethos, ecologically driven aesthetic and herbivore habits of the Zen Bohemian, the modern world’s most likely saviors. With new illustrations by the acclaimed international artist Izak, Bohemian Manifesto dares you to open to any page and let its shimmering descriptions tempt you to live a more authentic life.

At the Edge of SummerAt the Edge of Summer

I wish I had seen Paris while I was in France—really seen— that golden Paris you love so much. I wish I'd had a chance to capture it on my sketchpad, the way you are now. The museums. The puppet shows and omnibuses.

Author: Jessica Brockmole

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345547903


Page: 352

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The acclaimed author of Letters from Skye returns with an extraordinary story of a friendship born of proximity but boundless in the face of separation and war. Luc Crépet is accustomed to his mother’s bringing wounded creatures to their idyllic château in the French countryside, where healing comes naturally amid the lush wildflowers and crumbling stone walls. Yet his maman’s newest project is the most surprising: a fifteen-year-old Scottish girl grieving over her parents’ fate. A curious child with an artistic soul, Clare Ross finds solace in her connection to Luc, and she in turn inspires him in ways he never thought possible. Then, just as suddenly as Clare arrives, she is gone, whisked away by her grandfather to the farthest reaches of the globe. Devastated by her departure, Luc begins to write letters to Clare—and, even as she moves from Portugal to Africa and beyond, the memory of the summer they shared keeps her grounded. Years later, in the wake of World War I, Clare, now an artist, returns to France to help create facial prostheses for wounded soldiers. One of the wary veterans who comes to the studio seems familiar, and as his mask takes shape beneath her fingers, she recognizes Luc. But is this soldier, made bitter by battle and betrayal, the same boy who once wrote her wistful letters from Paris? After war and so many years apart, can Clare and Luc recapture how they felt at the edge of that long-ago summer? Bringing to life two unforgettable characters and the rich historical period they inhabit, Jessica Brockmole shows how love and forgiveness can redeem us. Praise for Jessica Brockmole’s Letters From Skye “A remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars [in which] the beauty of Scotland, the tragedy of war, the longings of the heart, and the struggles of a family torn apart by disloyalty are brilliantly drawn.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Tantalizing . . . sure to please readers who enjoyed other epistolary novels like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”—Stratford Gazette “An absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery.”—Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker “A sweeping and sweet (but not saccharine) love story.”—USA Today “[A] dazzling little jewel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “A captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope.”—Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers