Download Vivien Kellems' Life and Loves by Clara M. Scheidecker PDF

By Clara M. Scheidecker

Dresden Doll? Tax evader? Adoring sister and anxious aunt?

In East Haddam, Miss Vivien Kellems was once renowned because the aged woman who lived within the enormous condo together with her maid Blake and one or pedigree canines. but neither of those women used to be noticeable outdoor of the home other than on infrequent occasions.

When Clara Scheidecker got to work with Vivien, her acquaintances had 1000000 questions, approximately Vivien, concerning the condo, approximately Blake. Did the IRS rather threaten to explode her vehicle? Did they truly try and poison her espresso? used to be the telephone tapped as leave out ok acknowledged it was?

Vivien used to be an open ebook in a few respects. She definitely sought after all people to grasp of her conflict with the IRS. yet she didn't want fogeys to grasp approximately her own existence. Clara was once in her hire for a few years, and it took approximately until eventually the tip of leave out K’s existence to profit who Vivien Kellems fairly was once. And but Clara nonetheless asks herself, even in any case those years, if she ever rather knew Vivien. Or did she, as others, simply comprehend the issues Vivien sought after her to know?

Who rather was Vivien Kellems?

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Download Following the Tambourine Man: A Birthmother's Memoir by Janet Mason Ellerby PDF

By Janet Mason Ellerby

Set through the sexual revolution of the sixties, this relocating paintings remembers the decade's prodigious impact on a iteration of usa citizens that got here of age in the course of that transformative time of adjusting mores. Janet Mason Ellerby follows the crooked course she took from a safe and privileged adolescence and early early life to her unplanned being pregnant and banishment and to her daughter's delivery and adoption. She then delves into the advanced trip launched into over the following thirty-five years, haunted through her first kid's reminiscence and trying to catch up on her loss. Ellerby crafts an autoethnography, concerning and reflecting upon the adjustments in middle-class American attitudes that proficient the conservative suburbs of the fifties, in the course of the political revolution of the sixties, seventies, and into this present day. In so doing, she offers a private statement at the shifts in adoption tradition and describes the missed heartbreak that many birthmothers endure.

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Download Mae by Dick Martin PDF

By Dick Martin

“MAE is a so much superbly and compellingly written, heart-breaking, life-and-love-affirming story abruptly. I learn it in a single sitting i used to be so not able to place it down. this can be inventive nonfiction at its finest.”
-Acclaimed novelist Sophie Powell

A story of affection, demanding situations, choice and religion, MAE chronicles the lifetime of L.Mae Martin,
whose trip starts off on her family’s farm in Scituate, Rhode Island, a small New England city, throughout the melancholy. a powerful willed lady whose favourite motto is “It’s a good lifestyles when you don’t weaken,” Mae faces a myriad of hindrances in her existence from either unusual and overbearing kin to associates who motivate and support her on her method to her dream of turning into a instructor and mother.
notwithstanding she constantly retains a favorable angle, she needs to make her approach via a maze of tragic and hard occasions and stories which she encounters alongside the best way. Regardless, she refuses to provide in or hand over on her desires.
MAE is a narrative a few robust lady with a zest for all times who fights for what she believes in to the very finish. She is a shining instance of kin values and virtues.
Dick Martin is an award profitable author whose characteristic tales and columns have seemed in a
number of magazines and newspapers together with Your Smithfield journal, The Woonsocket name, The windfall magazine, windfall journal, and The Observer, between different venues. Martin, who grew up on a small farm in Glocester, Rhode Island, established the tale of Mae on his personal mom, who stored diaries starting to be up at the kinfolk farm in Scituate, Rhode Island. stories have been a typical hobby for the kinfolk, whose powerful Irish historical past is obvious within the tales which fill the pages of MAE. it's a publication that's either funny and unhappy because it winds in the course of the course of Mae’s lengthy lifestyles, a lifetime of achievement, promise, and hope,
but such a lot of all, love.

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Download Memoirs of a Widow: My Untold Life Story of How I Lost, by Kaycee Barnes PDF

By Kaycee Barnes

Many self-help books and memoirs were written to stipulate, describe and inform a narrative. they can be approximately an individual the author is aware, and whom the author needs to pay tribute to by way of sharing to readers what he/she has realized from the book’s fundamental personality. A memoir may be the writer’s tale, which, in line with genuine occasions, has given a complete new intending to life—and residing that existence. This e-book combines the entire parts of either varieties of stories.

This e-book goals to bare features of the writer’s existence that just a choose few really recognize of: her husband, her mom and dad, her sisters and brother, her closest buddies. It brings readers throughout the writer’s a variety of studies, her struggles, her wildest fears and anxieties, her innermost emotions. simply because loads of inner recollection got here into this book’s construction, readers will realize a extra poignant rendering of daily occasions that may be thought of afterwards as not-so-everyday. How a widow copes with the loss of life of her husband and likewise that of her father will tear readers’ hearts in one of these demeanour that any one, even if they’re simply occurring to be interpreting cursorily or are into the e-book with the purpose of analyzing it via, may consider a pathos for the author and people different characters that she brings into the tale. by means of weaving her feelings and emotions into the crowning glory of the booklet, Kaycee Barnes is ready to invite readers to percentage within the profound disappointment she feels, the confusions she is going via, the feel of readability that she mercifully seeks for and works challenging to accomplish. It’s challenging to deliver out the main major facets of any tale, yet readers gets a primary hand glimpse of ways humans like Kaycee stay in a global all their very own, an international that isn't in any respect excellent yet remains to be attractive for all its imperfections.

While the human reminiscence does have its limits in so far as intimate or tiniest information are involved, somebody can see that Ms. Barnes was once no longer thoroughly unafraid in her revelations and nonetheless truthfully confronted moments of remorse in major issues of her lifestyles. Get to grasp the person within the author as she has written from the ground of her center so that it will make her readers come into the motion picture that used to be her lifestyles, all seven years of her younger widowhood packed with love, never-ending religion, and her tales of her personal survival.

Without sounding preachy, Kaycee stocks crucial thoughts of parenthood that many readers also will research from and welcome as they try via their very own country of parenthood. the alternative to have youngsters is one who is a true problem to make, and to rear these kids within the method that possible be happy with is a bigger problem. whereas the author subscribes to this truth thoroughly, she exhibits us how all of us can love and cherish the adventure of being a mum or dad, to experience the entire reviews we will have with our kids, and are available out extra enlightened and thankful that we have got made the alternative to be a mother or father.

The author has crafted this booklet to ensure that readers to appreciate that folks like her exist no longer within the fertile mind's eye of individuals, yet dwell and breathe the air that extra blessed contributors additionally breathe. And, as Kaycee believes, there's a lot to existence than can ever be understood via the vast majority of us, yet there nonetheless is far to residing that we must always ponder being grateful for.

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Download Memoirs From Agnes by Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah PDF

By Agnes Afua Manu Oforiwah

This e-book will be just a little approximately my adolescence and approximately being clinically determined with a wide unruptured mind aneurysm. the adventure of the surgical procedure to right it, exact technique of what occurred, and later, the venture to construct a village because the Lord published to me.
This half approximately my adolescence is incorporated for my readers and audiences to understand the place i'm coming from or how I received here.
I used to be born into an Akan Royal relations (Odeshee) in Ghana, West Africa, within the japanese quarter. At approximately age 4 to 5, i used to be taken from my mom by means of my father and given to my father’s niece who was once a newlywed and had simply had her first baby, a daughter. This was once the perform then. so much married ladies from stable households had a tender lady to aid them with their day-by-day chores. So at that soft age, the lot fell to me. i used to be a maid, yet no longer for lease, simply because i used to be categorized as a member of the family.
In my father’s international, ladies weren't to wait institution yet to benefit stable house responsibilities by way of apprenticeship. back, ladies may purely do greater in the event that they didn’t stay at domestic with their moms considering the fact that moms often damage their children.
This tradition was once very rampant till President Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, made adolescence tuition schooling unfastened and obligatory. schooling in Ghana, from first grade to school point was once loose, so long as a baby used to be prepared and keen to benefit. I say first grade simply because kindergarten all started with urbanization and industrializations.
In 1965, I listened to a conversation in Israel via one Professor Sai, MD from Legon-Korle Bu clinical institution who stated, “In Ghana at the present time, one foot is within the fridge and the opposite is on fire.” this is often greater than fifty years in the past, and that i shall say the placement is worse now because of international inhabitants elevate and migration. My query is, what's the executive doing for those electorate? Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had a plan, what will we have now? this can be nutrition for idea now!
Many because of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, in blessed reminiscence, whose imaginative and prescient for schooling bought me out of family members enslavement right into a now retired well-educated girl, spouse, mom, and grandmother.

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Download Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On: My Life in Music by Jeannie Cheatham PDF

By Jeannie Cheatham

Jeannie Cheatham is a residing legend in jazz and blues. A pianist, singer, songwriter, and co-leader of the candy child Blues Band, she has performed and sung with a number of the greats in blues and jazz—T-Bone Walker, Dinah Washington, Cab Callaway, Joe Williams, Al Hibbler, Odetta, and Jimmy Witherspoon. Cheatham toured with substantial Mama Thornton on and off for ten years and was once featured with Thornton and Sippie Wallace within the award-winning PBS documentary 3 Generations of the Blues. Her song, which has garnered nationwide and foreign acclaim, has been defined as unrestrained, exuberant, soulful, rollicking, depraved, virtuous, wild, and honest. Cheatham's signature tune, "Meet Me along with your Black Drawers On" is a staple in jazz and blues golf equipment throughout the US and in Europe, Africa, and Japan.In this delightfully frank autobiography, Jeannie Cheatham recollects a lifestyles that has been as exuberant, virtuous, wild, and honest as her track. She starts in Akron, Ohio, the place she grew up in a colourful multiethnic local surrounded by means of a relations of robust ladies. From these roots, she introduced a musical occupation that took her from the Midwest to California, doing time alongside the way in which all over the place from a prison phone in Dayton, Ohio, the place she was once innocently stuck in a police raid, to the college of Wisconsin-Madison—where she and Jimmy Cheatham taught song. Cheatham writes of a lifestyles spent struggling with racism and sexism, of rage and get to the bottom of, distress and miracles, betrayals and triumphs, of religion virtually misplaced in darkish areas, yet mysteriously regained in a flash of sunshine. Cheatham's autobiography is additionally the tale of her fifty-years-and-counting love affair and musical collaboration together with her husband and band companion, Jimmy Cheatham.

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Download Famous Last Words: “If I Can’t Have You, No One Else Can” by Christi Golden-Clark PDF

By Christi Golden-Clark

 In FAMOUS final WORDS: "If i cannot have you ever, nobody Else Can," writer Christi Golden-Clark stocks the main points of her tumultuous dating with a teenage boy who had the appearance and grace of James Dean. despite the fact that, he grew to become insanely jealous and bodily abusive. regardless of those faults, Christi enjoyed him and was hoping her love may switch him.  

A dramatic and compelling memoir, Christi narrates a tender lifestyles packed with actual and psychological abuse that culminated in her being shot two times in December of 1969. FAMOUS final WORDS: "If i cannot have you ever, nobody Else Can"  tells of her struggles to make it on her personal opposed to the percentages of threats, stalking, and tried homicide. along with her kinfolk now grown, she stocks her tale of abuse to motivate ladies to hunt aid and shelter prior to they and their households event pointless abuse and family violence from a mother or father, companion or spouse.

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Download Beyond Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women’s Stories by Martha Kohl PDF

By Martha Kohl

Ruth Garfield used to be a ranching spouse. Her husband had simply been elected to a moment time period as sheriff of newly created Golden Valley County in 1920 while he used to be fatally shot. Mrs. Garfield put aside her grief to help the neighborhood and serve out her husband’s time period. She was once Montana’s first woman sheriff.

Stories like Ruth Garfield’s fill the pages of past Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women’s tales. the ladies featured right here diversity from overdue nineteenth-century indigenous ladies warriors to twenty-first-century Blackfeet banker Elouise Cobell. They span geography—from the western Montana girls who labored for the U.S. wooded area carrier to Miles urban medical professional Sadie Lindeberg. and so they span ideology—from the contributors of the Montana Federation of coloured Women’s golf equipment, who led the struggle for legislation banning segregation in public lodgings, to the ladies of the Ku Klux Klan. those tales subject; they're the tales of ladies who equipped Montana.

Editor Martha Kohl is a old professional on the Montana old Society. She served as undertaking supervisor and lead historian for Montana: tales of the Land, MHS’s award-winning middle-school Montana historical past textbook and for Women’s historical past concerns, a venture designed to commemorate Montana’s 2014 suffrage centennial and to concentration new awareness at the state’s women’s background. Her e-book, I Do: A Cultural historical past of Montana Weddings, used to be released by way of the Montana ancient Society Press in 2011.

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Download María of Ágreda: Mystical Lady in Blue by Marilyn H. Fedewa PDF

By Marilyn H. Fedewa

information of María of Ágreda's remarkable attributes unfold from her cloistered convent in seventeenth-century Ágreda (Spain) to the courtroom in Madrid and past. with out leaving her village, the abbess impacted the dominion, her church, and the hot international; Spanish Hapsburg king Felipe IV sought her religious and political suggestions for over twenty-two years. established upon her transcendent visionary reports, Sor María chronicled the lifetime of Mary, mom of Jesus of Nazareth, in Mystical urban of God, a piece the Spanish Inquisition quickly condemned. In the US, experiences emerged that she had miraculously seemed to Jumano local americans - a feat corroborated by means of witnesses in Spain, Texas, and New Mexico, the place she is commemorated this present day because the mythical "Lady in Blue." Lauded in Spain as essentially the most influential ladies in its heritage, and within the usa as an inspiring pioneer, Sor María's tale will entice cultural historians and to ladies who've struggled for equanimity opposed to all odds.

Marilyn Fedewa's biography of this attention-grabbing lady integrates voluminous autobiographical, ancient, and literary assets released by means of and approximately María of Ágreda. With liberal entry to Sor María's papal delegate in Spain and convent records in Ágreda, Fedewa skillfully reconstructs a old and non secular backdrop opposed to which Sor María's voice might be heard.

"Marilyn Fedewa has written a stirring portrait of María of Ágreda, an excellent . . . amazing participant in significant religious and secular occasions of [her] age." - Kenneth A. Briggs, former faith editor for the hot York Times

"A interesting biography of a rare girl informed from the viewpoint of her 17th-century Spanish spiritual culture." - Clark A. Colahan, writer of Visions of Sor María de Ágreda: Writing wisdom and Power


Marilyn H. Fedewa has served as vp of Olivet university, Michigan, and on the director point inside of Michigan country University's improvement workplace. Her guides comprise various articles approximately María of Ágreda and coauthorship of guy in movement, Emil Lockwood's biography.

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"...a startlingly intimate portrayal of the existence and struggles of 1 of the main influential girls of the 17th century." -- SMRC Revista

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"Scholars from different fields will locate during this eminently readable and meticulously researched biography plentiful fabric to proceed the learn of 1 of Spain's so much important--but for lots of, the least good known--Catholic mystics of the Counter Reformation." -- Church History

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Download Self Made Millionaires Women Entrepreneurs 2002 [Revised by Lausanne C. Lee PDF

By Lausanne C. Lee

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