The 18 Penny Goose

Author: Sally M. Walker
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780064442503
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The British are coming! The American Revolution is being fought in the hills around Letty Wright’s family’s farm, and the Wrights must flee to safety. There is no time for Letty to bring Solomon the gander. Letty hopes the British don’t hurt Solomon, but hungry soldiers aren’t known for their kindness. Eight-year-old Letty tries the only thing she can think of to save him—and is as surprised as the other colonists when it works. Based on a remarkable, true story, this unusual tale will linger in the minds of all who read it.

Conversations with Margaret Walker

Author: Margaret Walker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578065127
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I read somewhere in Newsweek where Margaret Walker is one of those moral writers and that is supposed to be a form of derision. But to me, I could not have a greater compliment." Margaret Walker (1915-1998) began her writing career as a poet in the late 1930s. But she was cast into the limelight in 1966 when her novel Jubilee was published to wide critical and commercial acclaim. In interviews ranging from 1972 to 1996, Conversations with Margaret Walker captures Walker's voice as she discusses an incredibly wide range of interests. The same erudition, wit, and love of language on display in Jubilee comes through in conversations, as well as her sense of moral authority--imbued by a resonant Christian humanism--and her attention to historical detail. In a long 1972 conversation with fellow poet Nikki Giovanni, Walker argues about the tribulations and triumphs of motherhood, the presence of black women in literature, and race relations in American culture from 1900 to the present. With Marcia Greenlee in 1977, she talks extensively about her family's history and her love of botany. In several of the interviews, her friendship with Richard Wright rises to the forefront. Even in her interviews with Claudia Tate and John Griffin Jones, in which the interviewers try to direct the conversations toward the mechanics and thought processes behind Walker's writing, the talks often sweep into broader issues of African American culture, family history, and the past's influence on the present. This collection amply shows that Margaret Walker was a writer who considered her work to be deeply influenced by the culture around her. She viewed her writing as part of her larger life and not separate or distanced from her existence. Bracingly direct, witty, and oddly charming, the writer in Conversations with Margaret Walker is complicated, passionate, forceful, and piercingly intelligent. Maryemma Graham, a professor of English at the University of Kansas, is the co-editor of Conversations with Ralph Ellison (University Press of Mississippi). She also edited How I Wrote Jubilee and Other Essays on Life and Literature by Margaret Walker, and On Being Female, Black and Free: Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932 1992.

The Goose Has Landed

Author: Lauren Walker-Elliott
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493651047
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Goose: noun 1. a large waterbird with a long neck, short legs, webbed feet, and a short broad bill.2. a twenty-something woman who is 40% sweet, 20% desperate, 20% awkward, 10% crazy and 10% bitch – but always 100% awesome.Lucy James, or Goose as she is known by almost everybody, is like a lot of women in their late twenties – she's got itchy ovaries, eats too much junk food, has a wedding album hidden under her bed and is scared crapless of a possible future of spinsterhood with fifteen cats. Goose isn't greedy. She doesn't want lots of babies, only two. Only two as being the middle child to her horrible older sister and her much cooler younger brother has taught her from an early age that three's most definitely a crowd. And she doesn't want lots of husbands, only one to love her and adore her. One husband...is that too much to ask for?? Even her psycho bitch sister managed to ensnare one (mind you he is a chubby Ginga with bad teeth so she's not overly jealous of that particular score).The Goose has landed - and she has made quite a dent. Because someone ate all the pies...ok, and all the sausage rolls.

A Child of Books

Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763690775
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A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.

Blood Trail

Author: Steven Walker
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786017195
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Documents the seven-state killing spree of Joseph W. Brown, a twisted sexual predator, who brutally raped, tortured, and murdered fourteen women, shocking crimes that came to light when he, sentenced to life in prison after killing a woman he met in Gambler's Anonymous, confessed to the other murders. Orginal.

Emma in the Night

Author: Wendy Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1250141435
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"Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators." –Booklist, Starred Review One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.

Family Treason

Author: Jack Kneece
Publisher: Paperjacks
ISBN: 9780770107932
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Details the life of Navy warrant officer John Walker, the mastermind behind a family spy ring whose activity jeopardized American national security, and the FBI investigation that forced his admission of guilt

My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh

Author: Nick Sharratt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780744594997
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Mum is crazy about spots - spotty clothes, spotty wallpaper, spotty games like dominoes; Dad loves stripes - stripy suits and stripy ties, stripy humbug sweets. No wonder they make their son laugh - mind you, they think that he's funny in his grey patternless clothes!

Kasia s Surprise

Author: Stella Gurney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781406323313
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Kasia wishes that she and her mum hadn't moved to the UK, she misses Poland and all her old friends, and most of all she misses her grandparents. As the long school holidays stretch out in front of her, Kasia wonders how she'll fill them. Then Babcia and Dzadek arrive for a surprise visit, and Kasia is delighted