Christmas Wishes

A Catalog of Vintage Holiday Treats & Treasures

Author: Tim Hollis

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742180

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 6108

A nostalgic look at Christmas in the mid-twentieth century.

The Most Amazing Book of Georgia Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033543

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 938

Christmas in Georgia is just a Southern thing! Experience the Pink Pig ride . . . grab a bite of Claxton fruit cake . . . watch Sherman march to the sea. Explore the Jingle Bells connection to Georgia . . . a plantation Christmas . . . and lots more Christmasy stuff all about . . .Georgia!

Rosengren's Books

An Oasis for Mind and Spirit

Author: Mary George

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1003

Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."

Texas Classic Christmas Trivia

Author: Gallopade International

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033505

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9907

Amazing stories, charming & humorous poetry, seasonal trivia, poignant facts, delicious recipes, festive crafts, and more Christmasy stuff!

Virginia Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635089441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6172

I spent one winter researching the holiday history, folklore, legend, and more of each and every state,' says Carole marsh. A great coffee-table book or classroom read, this book-in an edition for each U.S. state-shares a wealth of fascinating historical material and trivia about everything from holiday traditions to how we got the Christmas tree, superstitions, and more. From the Yule logs of Maine to snow on the Alamo, you'll love your own state book, but wish you could read them all. Don't forget to send your favorite teacher or grandchild a copy for their state!

Sermons on the Second Readings

Cycle A

Author: John Neal Brittain

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788024523

Category: Bible

Page: 500

View: 8898

The New Testament epistles are more than a historical record of the early church -- they are also the heart and center of Christian proclamation, clearly outlining how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is part of God's cosmic plan of salvation. In this sermon anthology, five distinguished preachers draw valuable lessons from the pastoral letters for the complex challenges posed by life in the 21st century. Each thought-provoking message is filled with compelling stories and illustrations, and offers a clear and authentic vision of Christian faith in the context of daily life. With material for every Sunday and major celebration throughout the entire church year, this resource provides abundant seeds for preaching, teaching, and meditation, and will become a treasured addition to anyone's reference library.

The L.M. Montgomery Reader

Volume One: A Life in Print

Author: Benjamin Lefebvre

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 6179

The L.M. Montgomery Reader assembles significant rediscovered primary material on one of Canada’s most enduringly popular authors throughout her high-profile career and after her death. Each of its three volumes gathers pieces published all over the world to set the stage for a much-needed reassessment of Montgomery’s literary reputation. Much of the material is freshly unearthed from archives and digital collections and has never before been published in book form. The selections appearing in this first volume focus on Montgomery’s role as a public celebrity and author of the resoundingly successful Anne of Green Gables (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of “old ideals.” These essays and interviews, joined by a number of additional pieces that discuss her work’s literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature, make up nearly one hundred selections in all. Each volume is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery. This volume – and the Reader as a whole – adds tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of Montgomery’s legacy as a Canadian author and as a literary celebrity both during and beyond her lifetime.

The Book of Calamities

Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning

Author: Peter Trachtenberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316032816

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 3642

What does it mean to suffer? What enables some people to emerge from tragedy while others are spiritually crushed by it? Why do so many Americans think of suffering as something that happens to other people-who usually deserve it? These are some of the questions at the heart of this powerful book. Combining reportage, personal narrative, and moral philosophy, Peter Trachtenberg tells the stories of grass-roots genocide tribunals in Rwanda and tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka, an innocent man on death row, and a family bereaved on 9/11. He examines texts from the Book of Job to the Bodhicharyavatara and the writings of Simone Weil. THE BOOK OF CALAMITIES is a provocative and sweeping look at one of the biggest paradoxes of the human condition--and the surprising strength and resilience of those who are forced to confront it.

Hardships and Magic

Memories of Growing up in Germany 1939-1955

Author: Renate Doost-Schneider

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477109897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 506

View: 1334

This episodic memoir of a girls life in Germany through World War II and its aftermath offers vivid descriptions of the feelings and experiences of a childs life in tumultuous times. Brief, intense memories of the young child are here recalled in the vocabulary of the adult. Gradually, they turn into longer narratives as the child grows older. Strung together and interwoven, they become a colorful tapestry depicting one familys evolution through many hardships as well as periods of beauty and enchantment.

The Keepers: Christmas in Salem

Do You Fear What I Fear?\The Fright Before Christmas\Unholy Night\Stalking in a Winter Wonderland

Author: Heather Graham,Deborah LeBlanc,Kathleen Pickering,Beth Ciotta

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373885814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1791

"Christmas is coming to Salem, but so is an evil force that threatens all mankind. In this memorable collection led by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham, four powerful Keepers must save their community as a strange, eternal night creeps over the town. Forced to choose between their time-honored responsibilities or the lovers their hearts desire, these four extraordinary women must risk their own happiness to save the holiday. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and as each Keeper's greatest longing is met, the Season of Light returns"-- Page [4] of cover.

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles

Twelve Tales of Christmas

Author: Jean Little,Kit Pearson,Janet Lunn,Sarah Ellis,Gillian Chan,Carol Matas,Maxine Trottier,Julie Lawson,Sharon Stewart

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 1443119962

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2362

Twelve original holiday stories from the top children's writers in the country! What an incredible gift book for Dear Canada fans! The twelve stories in this treasury are set around Christmas time and feature the young girls from a dozen previous Dear Canada books. Readers will be thrilled to reconnect with their favourites and get a glimpse of each character's life a year or so after the events in the actual diary are over. Anyone new to the Dear Canada series will be introduced to characters so compelling, they'll want to read more.

A Love Inspired Christmas Bundle

In the Spirit of...Christmas\The Christmas Groom\One Golden Christmas

Author: Linda Goodnight,Deb Kastner,Lenora Worth

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 1426810601

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7922

In these heartwarming, inspirational tales of romance, an embittered single father, a commitment-wary Navy man and a disillusioned widower rediscover their faith and the power of love in the warmth of the Christmas season. Bundle includes In the Spirit of...Christmas, The Christmas Groom and One Golden Christmas