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The Conquest of Canaan By Booth Tarkington
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The Conquest of Canaan is the story of social pariah Joe Louden, who as a young man is the subject of much gossip and malignment in the small Midwestern city of Canaan. His fiercest opponent is Judge... More > Pike, the richest and most powerful man in town. In spite of his poverty, Joe begins studying law in his spare time, eventually leaving town to work his way through law school. Returning to Canaan, he begins practicing law, handling the unpopular cases that no one else will touch. After much opposition, he wins the respect of the townspeople and ultimately usurps Judge Pike's power.< Less
Canaan North By Tony Geldenhuys
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1965 – The first gusts of the `Winds of Change’ have reached the southern states of Africa when Derek du Toit inherits his murdered grandfather’s farm, Canaan North, in a Rhodesia... More > that a month previously unilaterally declared independence from Great Britain. Although confronted with tribal murder, political thuggery, and insurgency, he is confident and enthusiastic about the country’s future and starting a new life on Canaan North with his fiancée, Sophia. But he falls prey to a new breed of criminal opportunists spawned by the ever increasing economic sanctions against the country and stands to lose his heritage. Desperate to keep Canaan North, he and Sophia undertake a clandestine journey into the wilds of Angola, to find a long buried satchel that holds the key to a family fortune and that will earn them reward enough to keep Canaan North. Not only must they evade Portuguese security forces, but also a vicious renegade intelligence agent who will kill to stop them.< Less
Land of Canaan By Stephen A. Klotz
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Land of Canaan is a collection of short vignettes recounting the experience of a suburban family that moved to the country in the late 1950’s. The head of the family, Dr. Heimat, acquiesced to... More > his wife’s desire to move to a farm. He is soon embroiled with the wily folk of rural eastern Kansas as well as his children, some of whom cannot wait to begin feeding chickens and ducks and larger farm animals. The eccentricities of the Heimat neighbors and some of the visitors to the farm are portrayed. The beautiful grass and woodlands eventually vanish along with the unique country folk to be replaced by two- and three-story homes on tree-lined avenues. It is illustrated throughout with ink wash drawings.< Less
Land of Canaan By Stephen A. Klotz
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Land of Canaan is a collection of short vignettes recounting the experience of a suburban family that moved to the country in the late 1950’s. The head of the family, Dr. Heimat, acquiesced to... More > his wife’s desire to move to a farm. He is soon embroiled with the wily folk of rural eastern Kansas as well as his children, some of whom cannot wait to begin feeding chickens and ducks and larger farm animals. The eccentricities of the Heimat neighbors and some of the visitors to the farm are portrayed. The beautiful grass and woodlands eventually vanish along with the unique country folk to be replaced by two- and three-story homes on tree-lined avenues. It is illustrated throughout with ink wash drawings.< Less
The Tinker of Canaan By verless doran
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Down a winding mountain road, an old Ford comes. The driver is making his rounds. He’s a peddler and a pusher, and he’ll take anything in trade: guitars, guns, DVDs, jewelry, power... More > tools, and this night, a 14-year-old girl. Down that same mountain road, a county cruiser glides. The deputy is making his rounds. Eying the dark houses and twisted hollers for signs of trouble. He carries his own trouble with him like a 50 lb. Rucksack. A failure at everything except this driving. This patrol. These two drive and walk in the lost place of Clinch Mountain. These two will run into each other. These two always do. These are the prayers of the dead and the dying. These are the sounds of hound dogs in the distance. These are footprints in the desert sand. This is judgment that comes in the morning. This is Canaan.< Less
The Tinker of Canaan By verless doran
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Down a winding mountain road, an old Ford comes barreling. The driver is making his rounds. He’s a peddler and a pusher, and he’ll take anything in trade. This night, he takes a... More > 14-year-old girl. Down that same , a deputy drives. He is making his rounds. Eying the dark houses and twisted hollers for trouble. He carries his trouble with him like a 50 lb. rucksack. A failure at everything except this patrol. These two drive and walk in the lost place of Clinch Mountain. These two will run into each other. These two always do. In a county jail, a black man awakens to find his cell mate a white supremacist. These two may fight. Or they may do something else. In a dry African desert, a mother wakes and walks to the river. On her back she carries the thirsty prayers of those who wait for her. These are the prayers of the dead and the dying. These are the sounds of hound dogs in the distance. These are footprints in the desert sand. This is judgment that comes in the morning. This is Canaan.< Less
Divided Canaan By Rachelle Michel
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A story revolving around a mixed race family living in Lebanon during the civil war. Divided by this war and struggling to cope with their own division from society, they each survive the best way... More > they knew how.< Less
Journey to Canaan By Pamela Mason
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The Diary of a Saved Black Woman invites the reader to join one woman on her personal journey of seeking and finding God. Ms. Mason carefully crafts the transforming power of God’s love and... More > His revelation to us so skillfully that we can see clearly how to increase our access to God in our daily living. Her GAP (the Gospel According to Pam) comments are delightful and her journey offers pearls of wisdom for every reader no matter what stage of life.< Less
Why critical pedagogy and popular education matter today By Joyce Canaan
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Few today doubt that English Higher Education (HE), like the wider world in which it is located, is in crisis. This is, in part, an economic crisis, as the government response to the current... More > recession seems to be that of introducing the kind of neoliberal ‘shock doctrine’ (Klein 2007) or ‘shock therapy’ (Harvey 2005) that previously resulted in swingeing cuts in public services in Southern nations. Our aim in producing this volume is that these contributions help develop a collective response to the seeming limits of these conditions. We view the strength of these contributions in part as providing palpable evidence of how we and our colleagues are acting with critical hope under current conditions so that we might encourage others to work with us to build, together, more progressive formal and informal education systems that address and seek to redress multiple injustices of the world today.< Less
Endoxi By Christopher Canaan
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ENDOXI - all is well in Greek - chronicles a love between an American man and a beguiling Greek woman that spans several tumultuous decades. The story of ineffable longing begins in Greece in 1974... More > when Nick Flannigan visits Skopelos, where his grandmother was born. It is in during a taverna brawl when he first meets Melina Zoros, who whisks the dazed Nick off on his own motorcycle. Days later Melina gives herself to Nick on a rooftop in Athens under the lights of the Acropolis. It is an occasion that transforms both of their lives forever. They are separated by fate for many years until Melina goes to UCLA to pursue an advanced degree in film. They resume their relationship until fate steps in, and separates them by an ocean and many more years. Nick and Melina reconnect in Athens or Los Angeles at different intervals throughout their lives. One perfect evening in Greece, followed by a lifetime of ordinary days and nights: how will this love story end?< Less