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Originally published in 1928, The Children is a late novel concerns Martin Boyne's distraction from his anticipated marriage to Rose Sellars, a recently widowed woman of his own age. The distraction... More > comes in the form of seven children he meets aboard a ship sailing from South America to Italy, principally the eldest of them, the fifteen year-old Judith Wheater. Torn between his obligation to Rose and his gradual attraction to Judith, Martin begins to question his motive while nursing a regret for a life without children. The novel has been interpreted as an autobiographical work of fiction in which Wharton expresses her own regret at not having children and in the process enthusing about her love for the younger people in her life. That said, in a modern society, the central relationship between Martin, a forty-six year old man and Judith, some thirty years younger and not yet out of puberty can't help to raise questions of propriety.< Less
Children of God: A Novel Study Guide
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Children of God: A Novel Study Guide consists of approx. 101 pages of summaries and analysis on Children of God: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell.
Bait - A Novel
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It's been years, since radical lesbian Jax Madigan had much contact with her conservative family. Her independence long ago ruled out peaceful co-existence with her relatives. Her only steady contact... More > with her past is with her brother, Danny, who keeps in touch, despite his objection to her "lifestyle choices." But when Danny meets and brings home the woman of his dreams, Jax finds herself once more drawn into a family dynamic that is both rewarding and punishing, and even after all these years, intimately familiar. Danny's girl, Jenn, is beautiful, poised, articulate, and eager to spend time with the black sheep of the family. And it only takes a few visits to reveal she's as attracted to both Jax and Danny, as they are to her. Bait explores the limits of love and loyalty, sibling rivalry and tempting taboo. In a volatile mix of wit and wantonness, brother and sister, parents and children, in-laws and outlaws, must all decide how far they will go, to save someone's soul.< Less
Children of Koloko
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Children of Koloko is Ce's first novel told through the eyes and actions of young Yoyo and his friends, Buff and Dickie. The story spans the life and habits of Koloko, a semi urban Nigerian town, and... More > her people. In this collection Chin Ce displays the craft of dialogue in his portraiture of characters who only reflect the modern sensitivities of Africa's dying values.< Less
The Children of the Sea
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This is the story of James Wait, a black sailor on board the merchant ship Narcissus, who takes ill with life-threatening tuberculosis. His plight arouses the sympathy of some, and the ire of... More > others. He came in, hung the pot on the edge of the bunk, asked perfunctorily, "How goes it?" and sat down on the box.—"H'm," grunted Wait, inhospitably. The cook wiped his face with a dirty cotton rag, which, afterwards, he tied round his neck.—"That's how them firemen do in steamboats," he said, serenely, and much pleased with himself. "My work is as heavy as theirs—I'm thinking—and longer hours. Did you ever see them down the stokehold? Like fiends they look—firing—firing—firing—down there." - Excerpt from The Children of the Sea.< Less
Children of Light
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Writing for Children
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This workbook explores principles of writing effectively for children, including: understanding the unique needs of young readers; markets for children's books; the childen's novel; writing for... More > education; picture books; and working with illustrators, editors and publishers. Develop your writing style and identify suitable markets for your work.< Less
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