The Snow Gypsy

The Snow Gypsy
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Release: 2019-02
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 332
ISBN: 1542040043
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of The Woman on the Orient Express comes a haunting novel of two women--one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it. At the close of World War II, London is in ruins and Rose Daniel isn't at peace. Eight years ago, her brother disappeared while fighting alongside Gypsy partisans in Spain. From his letters, Rose has just two clues to his whereabouts--his descriptions of the spectacular south slopes of the Sierra Nevada and his love for a woman who was carrying his child. In Spain, it has been eight years since Lola Aragon's family was massacred. Eight years since she rescued a newborn girl from the arms of her dying mother and ran for her life. She has always believed that nothing could make her return...until a plea for help comes from a desperate stranger. Now, Rose, Lola, and the child set out on a journey from the wild marshes of the Camargue to the dazzling peaks of Spain's ancient mountain communities. As they come face-to-face with war's darkest truths, their lives will be changed forever by memories, secrets, and friendships.

The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg

The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
Author: Carl Sandburg
Release: 1970
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 840
ISBN: 0151009961
Language: en
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A compilation of the American poet's works includes the contents of such acclaimed anthologies as "Chicago Poems," "Cornhuskers," and "Smoke and Steel."

The Seed Beneath the Snow

The Seed Beneath the Snow
Author: Joanna Ramsey
Release: 2015-08-20
Editor: Sandstone Press Ltd
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781910124529
Language: en
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This tender and personal memoir by the poet Joanna Ramsey of George Mackay Brown gives an account of some aspects of the last eight years of his life in Stromness, Orkney, and of the friendship between them. It also provides a background to his poem ‘A New Child: ECL 11 June 1993’ (included in the anthology Following a Lark), which he wrote for Joanna’s daughter. There are many small details of George’s day to day life in those last years that are not included in any other account. Also included are an unpublished poem written for Joanna, and a number of birthday acrosti written for her and her daughter, Emma. In his final years George Mackay Brown rarely travelled beyond Stromness, but many of his friends visited him there; the book is also peopled by George’s other friends, and paints a portrait of a man who remained very dear and important to others until his death and beyond it.

Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period
Author: Sarah Houghton-Walker
Release: 2014-10-16
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780191030161
Language: en
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In early eighteenth-century texts, the gypsy is frequently figured as an amusing rogue; by the Victorian period, it has begun to take on a nostalgic, romanticized form, abandoning sublimity in favour of the bucolic fantasy propagated by George Borrow and the founding members of the Gypsy Lore Society. Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period argues that, in the gap between these two situations, the figure of the gypsy is exploited by Romantic-period writers and artists, often in unexpected ways. Drawing attention to prominent writers (including Wordsworth, Austen, Clare, Cowper and Brontë) as well as those less well-known, Sarah Houghton-Walker examines representations of gypsies in literature and art from 1780-1830, alongside the contemporary socio-historical events and cultural processes which put pressure on those representations. She argues that, raising troubling questions by its repeated escape from the categories of enlightenment discourses which might seek to 'know' or 'understand' in empirical ways, the gypsy exists both within and outside of conventional English society. The figure of the gypsy is thus available to writers and artists to facilitate the articulation of dilemmas and anxieties taking various forms, and especially as a lens through which questions of knowledge and identity (which is often mutable, and troubling) might be focussed. .

Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society

Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society
Author: Anonim
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951D005401294
Language: en
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TALES AND POEMS OF TOMORROW

TALES AND POEMS OF TOMORROW
Author: Notion Press
Release: 2022-09-20
Editor: Notion Press
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9798888053508
Language: en
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Tales and Poems of Tomorrow is a collection of 60 plus discrete works of young budding authors. Rough Note – Literarily Yours, a children’s literature festival, brought young minds together to submit their literary works. From over 1000 submissions, these 66 short stories and poems were handpicked to create this anthology, which is diverse and loaded with a wide range of imagination and creativity. Encapsulating the works of 63 young, promising writers, this anthology is a must-have if you are looking to illuminate the child inside you.

The Gypsy Piano Tuner

The Gypsy Piano Tuner
Author: Janna Eliot
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780955983252
Language: en
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This is a collection of punchy short stories about various Romani people, well told and authentic. There is humour and pathos - a thoroughly good read.

Ghosts in the Snow

Ghosts in the Snow
Author: Tamara Siler Jones
Release: 2004-10-26
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9780553900750
Language: en
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He can see the silent victims—now he must find their invisible killer. . . . This unique debut thriller combines forensics, fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat suspense like never before. In a world where sorcery is illegal, someone is murdering young women in ways that defy all reason—and all detection. Only one man knows how to track such an untraceable killer, a man called to deliver justice by an onslaught of ghosts in the snow. For Dubric Bryerly, head of security at Castle Faldorrah, saving lives has become a matter of saving his sanity. A silent killer is afoot, savagely mutilating servant girls and leaving behind no clues and no witnesses—except the gruesome ghosts of the victims. Ghosts that only Dubric can see. Caught in the eye of the grisly storm is Nella, a linen maid working to free herself from a dark past—if she can survive an invisible killer’ s rampage. But with the death toll rising and Nella under the protective wing of a man who may be a prime suspect, Dubric must resort to unconventional methods. With the future of Faldorrah and countless lives at stake, including his own, he can’t afford to be wrong. And if he’s right, the entire kingdom could be thrust into war.

Gypsy Flower

Gypsy Flower
Author: Diana Dawn
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Diana Dawn Books
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9781393105619
Language: en
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Snow is willing to risk everything to find the sister she never knew she had, even her new happy life in the Willows. Leaving her true love behind in search of her family, her plans are to bring her sister back to the Willows with her. But will her journey into the mirror bring her the outcome she desires...will she find her sister, or will she again face the witch, her stepmother Margurite? ‘Gypsy Flower’ is the fourth book in the Whispering Willows series.

Frozen

Frozen
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Release: 2006-08-08
Editor: Minotaur Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781466838789
Language: en
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Forensic psychologist Megan Rhys has been asked to advise the police on the murders of two young prostitutes. Seemingly, the women are victims of two killers working together. But there is something wrong with the information the police are giving her. Someone is trying to manipulate her. Or are her own prejudices coloring her judgment? As the killings add up, Megan is being pushed harder and harder toward one solution--and someone is getting into her house. Is the killer closer than she realizes? Is a member of her own family betraying her?

Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe

Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe
Author: Marsha Morton,Barbara Larson
Release: 2021-03-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9781350182332
Language: en
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Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe investigates the visual imagery of race construction in Scandinavia, Austro Hungary, Germany, and Russia. It covers a period when historic disciplines of ethnography and anthropology were expanding and theorists of race were debating competing conceptions of biological, geographic, linguistic, and cultural determinants. Beginning in 1850 and extending into the early 21st century, this book explores how paintings, photographs, prints, and other artistic media engaged with these discourses and shaped visual representations of subordinate ethnic populations and material cultures in countries associated with theorizations of white identity. The chapters contribute to postcolonial research by documenting the colonial-style treatment of minority groups, by exploring the anomalies and complexities that emerge when binary systems are seen from the perspective of the fine and applied arts, and by representing the voices of those who produced images or objects that adopted, altered, or critiqued ethnographic and anthropological information. In doing so, Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe uncovers instances of unexpected connections, establishes the fabricated nature of ethnic identity, and challenges the certainties of racial categorization.

Somersaults

Somersaults
Author: Mira Mack
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: New Generation Publishing
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781800317086
Language: en
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There are somersaults and there are somersaults. Physically ... no big deal. Lots of people can do them. This book is about the other kind of somersaults - through life. In this case, from a little girl plunked into the mid-fifties in socialist Czechoslovakia to a rebel at school with beliefs twisted and turned by social storms. Then in 1968, her family lives through morphing into socialism with a human face, the consequent invasion of the Warsaw Pact armies, and ultimately, the Russian occupation. And eventually, for many ordinary people, the reality of the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989.When the girl grows into a young woman, she fights with traditions and old thinking. Plenty of humour, the discovery of limits, many sides of the same coin, the power of friendship, stepping into worlds of taboo, and challenging one's own fear - every somersault has consequences. Intimate, funny, honest.If you enjoyed this book, try the sequel: Czech Mate

Bloodline Gypsy

Bloodline Gypsy
Author: Shirley A. Martin
Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: AuthorHouse
Pages: 437
ISBN: 9781481748698
Language: en
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A supernatural thriller of chilling carnage and haunting beauty, Bloodline Gypsy unearths the origin of a mythical creature that has plagued history since the dark ages. Tracing an inherent line of magic back to Egypt in 981 AD, this dark fantasy reveals the mysterious link between gypsies and werewolves. A yoke that, twelve hundred years later, reveals itself in the form of a birthmark stamped on children born of Louvari descent. When Susannah Henika loses her mother in a tragic accident, she moves to a mountain resort town to live with a father she has never known. She soon falls victim to night terrors and an impending sense of dread. She meets a woman in the woods, Madalina Sadrinovic, whose uncanny ways set Susannah ill at ease. Strange and foreboding events follow the arrival of Madalinas twin brother Luca. A local boy goes missing. The American teenager begins to suspect that somehow linked to the strange markings on her hand she may be one of the last remaining humans, genetically predestined to bear the offspring of an altered species her ancestor forged into the world.

Roma Gypsy Presence in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth

Roma Gypsy Presence in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Author: Lech Mróz
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Central European University Press
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9789633861097
Language: en
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This is an analysis of 166 original and previously unpublished documents dating from the very first mention of a Gypsy in 1401 up to the year 1 765. These documents range from royal decrees thru lawsuits to entries in municipal records. Some were written in Polish but many are in Latin, German or Ruthenian. They tell the story of not only the Gypsies living in Poland, but also of those who now live in Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine. Though Poland has not traditionally had a large Roma population, the author leads the reader through an eventful history of a people living on the margins of contemporary Europe. The historic documents illustrate a marked contrast to present stereotypes and popular media images and shows how the position of Roma/Gypsies shifted gradually from respected, wealthy and partly settled citizens of the early modern times, towards criminalized vagrants of the 18 th century. This is a careful interpretation and re-interpretation of documents pertaining to the Roma's past that will provide an enlightening historical perspective towards the re-evaluation and self-definition of the Romani people in contemporary Europe.

The Greatest Works of Ernest Hemingway

The Greatest Works of Ernest Hemingway
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 1890
ISBN: EAN:4066338114938
Language: en
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Authors of the "Lost Generation," as Gertrude Stein coined it, had seen the ravages of the two World Wars, coming at close heels, as both witnesses and participants. Amongst these authors, Hemingway has a special place in American literature. His works were dipped in his experiences and disillusionment with the Great War and ushered in a new sentiment on the literary scene. Indulge in the simple but powerful prose of Hemingway with these hand-picked selections and relive those momentous decades. Contents: Novels & Novellas: The Torrents of Spring The Sun Also Rises A Farewell to Arms For Whom the Bell Tolls Across the River and into the Trees The Old Man and the Sea Short Stories Collection: Three Stories and Ten Poems In Our Time (1924 edition) In Our Time (1930 edition) Men Without Women Winner Take Nothing Non-Fiction: Death in the Afternoon Green Hills of Africa

Russian Gypsy Folk Songs

Russian Gypsy Folk Songs
Author: BIBS EKKEL
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781609742614
Language: en
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Presented here is a rare collection of some of the best Gypsy folk songs popular among the Romanies of Russia and Eastern Europe. All offered in the original Romany tribal dialect, as appropriate to each song, with easy-to-follow pronunciation guide specially formulated for the native English speaker and literal (word-for-word) English translation. the appended short historical and linguistic overview offers a rare insight into the history, traditions, language as well as the music and songs of this unique and mysterious people. Great addition to any pianist's collection!

The Snow Geese

The Snow Geese
Author: William Fiennes
Release: 2010-07-07
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307369116
Language: en
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In a debut of great delicacy and distinction, a young nature philosopher describes his journey as he follows the northern migration of the snow goose and reflects on the powerful attraction of home. Every spring, millions of geese embark on an arduous three-thousand-mile homeward journey from their winter quarters in the southern United States to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. One year William Fiennes, recovering from a long illness, decided to go with them. Intrigued by what he’d read about the birds’ extraordinary annual journey, he was also desperate to escape the depression that had dogged his convalescence, and the belief that at age twenty-six, his life had ground to a halt. Part memoir, part nature study, part travelogue, the story of Fiennes’s journey is not just about geese. It’s about homecoming: the birds on their long trip home, the pull of nostalgia, the urge to leave home and the even stronger urge to return. Fiennes is a gifted natural writer with a distinctive voice that is deeply thoughtful, wry and keenly observant. His book vibrates with ideas, with stories and anecdotes, with humankind as well as wild fowl. The joy of being alive, being on the move and – above all – going home are poignantly captured in this intelligent, exuberant book.

Salt the Snow

Salt the Snow
Author: Carrie Callaghan
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Amberjack Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781948705653
Language: en
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From Carrie Callaghan, author of the critically acclaimed A Light of Her Own, comes a story of the trailblazing and liberated Milly Bennett, based on the life of one of the first female war correspondents whose work has been all but lost to history. American journalist Milly Bennett has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. When her young Russian husband is suddenly arrested by the secret police, Milly tries to get him released. But his arrest reveals both painful secrets about her marriage and hard truths about the Soviet state she has been working to serve. Disillusioned, and pulled toward the front lines of a captivating new conflict, Milly must find a way to do the right thing for her husband, her conscience, and her heart.

Harvest in the Snow

Harvest in the Snow
Author: Ellen Blackman
Release: 1997
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781574880854
Language: en
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At the height of the Serbian siege of Sarajevo, Ellen Blackman could no longer bear the televised images of wounded children desperate for medical care. So she set off for Bosnia. There she shared the tragedies and occasional triumphs of a brave people whose world was crumbling around them while a seemingly indifferent world stood by. And despite tremendous bureaucratic and dangerous obstacles, she got the children out.

Angels in the Snow

Angels in the Snow
Author: Rexanne Becnel
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501133329
Language: en
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Originally published: New York: Dell, 1992, with the title The Christmas journey.