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Judi's Recipe's By Shirley Burke Oaks
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This is a collection of recipes Judi had collected over the years. Her joy is baking, so there are quite a few recipes for baked goods. Judi is an excellent cook as well as a first rate baker. No... More > one leaves her table or cafe hungry.< Less
*Chickin Fo Supper* By Shirley Burke Oaks
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About the Book: Chickin Fo Supper contains an assortment of recipes I have treasured over the years. Many are from my beautiful mother, Dorothy Celeste and my wonderful mother-in-law, Elizabeth. I... More > have added recipes from my husband, children and friends as well. I included my father's humorous "cure alls'" that eternally will add a smile to my face when I read them. However, who is to say they are not legitimate. I hope you try one or two recipes from my cookbook and I hope they are as tasty for you as they are for me.< Less
The Crayon Murders By Shirley Burke Oaks
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The Crayon Murders revolves around the story of a young girl named Angel, and how she learns to survive. Angel learns to toughen up in the face of extreme poverty, hunger and abuse, all of which... More > takes place in her home. The eldest child, she bears the heaviest burden of finding ways to feed her family. Her mother had long ago retreated into her own world. Angel immediately becomes aware of the danger posed by some of the grown men around her.To protect herself,she fashions a sharpened nail she carries with her, especially around her father. At a young age, Angel kills her first man. She decides to call him Mr. Sky-Blue after a blue crayon she found in the dump. Over the years, Angels struggles to leave her dark past behind and rebuild herself. Angel succeeds in life and gets deeply involved in charity work for women and children. Angel is happy knowing that her children are safe and will never go through the same life she was forced to live, with only a sharpened nail for security.< Less
Bologna & Moonshine By Shirley Burke Oaks
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This is a collection of short stories about growing up in a place that never heard the sound of an airplane or the roar of automobiles. A beautiful and unpretentious way of life.Actually a time that... More > has passed away and will never be again.That could be a blessing for some of those events and a tragic loss for the simple yet picturesque place she grew up in.These stories are a way to travel back to that time and the beautiful memories of a small girl growing up there. She somehow found beauty when she slipped through the long rows of corn.She found a dear friend named Maggie in the house of her family's enemy. Maggie liked her moonshine cut with sugar. How the simple pleasure of sitting with her friend under a roof full of holes was worth the fear of a whipping. She accepted her friend unconditionally, no judgments of how she lived.She learned to see past her surroundings and only see beauty..< Less
The Transgressor By Shirley Burke Oaks
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The Transgressor is about a woman named Sarie, actually it is about more than one woman, it is about every woman that has been abused in the name of religion. Society has changed a great deal since... More > Sarie, her grandmother and mother's time; however we must never forget what it was like for her and the women of her world. This is a gritty story, told by someone that witnessed the crimes and the apathy driven society of that time. A male driven religion does not take into account the value of women and that is proven by the story inside these pages. This did not happen in another country, it happened here, in our backyard, sanction by the holy bible.< Less
Two Plays By Shirley Burke Oaks
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“Two Plays” contain the memories of ten year old Shirley, the daughter of Jake and Dorothy. She sees the two magnificent women, Margie and Cassie Marie as her hero’s and views with... More > sadness how they are treated by the good people of Roselea Gap. Young Shirley learns the crippling effects racism and sexism have on a human life and cannot see the difference in white and black, madonna and whore. She watches the respectable men in Roselea use and then discard women. She sees how women of color are treated far worse than the men’s wives. Shirley learns at an early age, to trust her feelings and not the ones of the small minded townspeople around her, not even the ones in her own family. Shirley’s love and fascination for Cassie Marie’s family and Margie’s tiny babies does not comprehend color or differences, only people that she loves and admires, more so than the religious, christian and prejudice citizens in the small town of Roselea Gap.< Less
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A Life of Poetry By Shirley Burke Oaks
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Who is Gretchen ? She came in on a sunbeam and left on a storm cloud. She was a beautiful young woman, full of life and enthusiasm. She did not have a past or future, just now. I doubt she ever... More > really existed? But she will always be present in poetry and in these pages, so come closer dear reader and listen as her life unfolds. About the book: I have a vivid imagination and the poetry on the following pages comes from a life of observation and a requirement to write it all down. I'm not gonna nice it up or change it, just gonna write it as I viewed it and as I lived it. I hope you, dear reader enjoy my poetry as well. Oftentimes, while reading these little verses of mine, I chuckled and found a great deal of enjoyment in the escapades of the human race. My favorite being the last, a short story: "Mick of the Jungle", I will always wonder if she found what she was searching for? Guess I will never know.< Less

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