Agatha Christie: Six Mary Westmacott Novels (Giants' Bread / Absent in the Spring / Unfinished Portrait / The Rose and the Yew Tree / A Daughter's a Daughter / The Burden)
Agatha Christie: Six Mary Westmacott Novels (Giants' Bread
Agatha Christie wrote six romances under the name of Mary Westmacott between 1930 and 1956. These are all included in this book. They are: 1) GIANT'S BREAD (1930) - Vernon Deyre is a brilliant musician. However, there is a high price to be paid for his talent, especially by his family and the two women in his life - the one he loves and the one who loves him, 2) UNFINISHED PORTRAIT (1934) - Bereft of her mother, her husband and her daughter, Celia is on the verge of suicide. Then one night she meets Larraby. Can Larraby help Celia come to terms with the past or will they part, her outcome still uncertain?, 3) ABSENT IN THE SPRING (1944) - Stranded between trains, Joan Scudamore finds herself reflecting upon her life, her family, and finally coming to grips with the uncomfortable truths about her life, 4) THE ROSE AND THE YEW TREE (1948) -Nobody expected aristocratic Isabelle to fall for John Gabriel, a ruthless war hero. For Isabella, love would mean abandoning her dreams of privilege. For Gabriel, it would ruin his chance of a career and all his ambitions, 5) A DAUGHTER'S A DAUGHTER (1952) - When Ann falls in love she hopes for new happiness but her only child, Sarah, wrecks any chance of her remarriage. Resentment and jealousy corrode their relationship as each seeks relief in ...
- ASIN: 0517603624
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished
"Brilliant, painful, enlightening, tearful, tragic, sad, and funny, this photo-essay book is at its core about healing, and about the social justice work that still needs to be done in the era of hip-hop, Black Lives Matter, and the historic presidency of Barack Obama." -Kevin Powell, author of The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood"A brilliantly conceived volume. Bryan Shih and Yohuru Williams demonstrate why the Panthers' story-its lessons and failures-even fifty years after its founding remains key to understanding national and international struggles for freedom and justice today." -Cheryl Finley, professor and director of visual studies, Cornell UniversityEven fifty years after it was founded, the Black Panther Party remains one of the most misunderstood political organizations of the twentieth century. But beyond the labels of "extremist" and "violent" that have marked the party, and beyond charismatic leaders like Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver, were the ordinary men and women who made up the Panther rank and file.In The Black Panthers, photojournalist Bryan Shih and historian Yohuru Williams offer a reappraisal of the party's history and legacy. Through stunning portraits and interviews with surviving Panthers, as well as illuminating ...
- ASIN: 1568585551
An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963
An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 -
The #1 bestseller that forever changed how we thought about JFK, published with a new epilogue in time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.When it was originally published in 2003, AN UNFINISHED LIFE brought to light new revelations about JFK's health, his love affairs, his brothers and father, and the path JFK would have taken in the Vietnam entanglement if he had survived. A blockbuster bestseller, the book was embraced by critics and readers as a landmark assessment of our 35th president. Now, in time for what promises to be remarkable media attention on Kennedy's death and legacy, AN UNFINISHED LIFE returns with a new, strikingly incisive examination by Robert Dallek in which he further assesses JFK's impact and hold on American culture.
- Brand: Dallek, Robert
- ASIN: 0316907928
Unfinished Portrait: Poems
The poems in this manuscript are a sociopolitical, cultural conglomeration of thoughts, reflections, observations, and experiences. As a first generation Puerto Rican, the privilege of a college education has been a blessing for Luivette Resto, but it has divided her from family and friends who did not have the same opportunities. Being the first of her family with a college diploma, Luivette's accomplishments and failures are not seen as individual but communal. Some of the poems in Unfinished Portrait depict the dichotomy of being true to one's culture and language, while taking advantage of the existing educational opportunities. Resto considers these poems as rebellious to the Latino status quo in the way women are perceived and treated. In addition, some of the poems question aspects of religion, specifically sexual experimentation, premarital sex, promiscuity, abortion, and the significance of life. For many years when women wrote poems of sex and love the expectation was that it had to be beautiful and meaningful. Only men seem to have the right to interchange sex and love and write about it freely without judgment. Many of Resto’s poems prove that women can write about the joys of sex as well as the beauty and devastation of f...
- Brand: Brand: Tia Chucha
- ASIN: 1882688368
Unfinished Portrait (Westmacott) by Christie, Agatha, writing as Mary Westmacott New Edition (2009)
Unfinished Portrait of Jessica
Unfinished Portrait of
When Jessica's parents divorce and her father leaves, Jessica decides that the best way to punish her mother is to retreat to her room, a shrine to her glamorous traveling photographer dad.Then Jessica's mother offers to let her visit her father in Mexico for the holidays, at the fabulous house of her father's uncle Lucius, a famous painter. Jessica is thrilled.Once there, she falls under the spell of Lucius's home, and his Christmas guests, Brooke and Tony, who are college age. Together the three young people race around Acapulco in an old Jeep, swim, and go dancing. It's paradise. Except for dad. Here in paradise he's not the father Jessica dreamed of at all....From the Paperback edition.
- ASIN: 0385305001
The Mary Westmacott Collection 'Giant's Bread', 'Unfinished Portrait', 'Absent in the Spring (v. 2)
The Mary Westmacott Collection 'Giant's Bread', 'Unfinished Portrait',
The last three of six psychological romance novels, love stories with a jagged edge, by the Queen of Crime, writing under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. It was her sharp observations of the ambitions that drive people, their relationships and the conflicts that erupt between them, that added life and sparkle to her ingenious detective novels. When she turned this understanding of human nature away from the crime genre, writing anonymously as Mary Westmacott to prove that her writing could sell on its merit rather than her fame alone, she created bittersweet novels, love stories with a jagged edge, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work. The Rose and the Yew Tree: A working-class man's attempts to elevate himself in life lead to unforeseen circumstances! A Daughter's a Daughter: A mother rejects personal happiness to look after her daughter, but later regrets the decision! The Burden: A girl precipitates a disastrous marriage by controlling the life of her younger sibling!
- ASIN: 0006493297
Unfinished Portrait (Rona Parish Mysteries)
Unfinished Portrait (Rona Parish
The new Rona Parish mystery - Rona Parish is asked to write a biography of reclusive artist Ellie by her concerned sister. Ellie has seemingly disappeared, and the mystery surrounding her whereabouts has fuelled a new interest in her work. But when Rona discovers that Ellie’s closest friend committed suicide, Rona wonders whether Ellie, wracked by guilt over her friend’s death, could have been driven to do likewise . . .
- ASIN: 0727868845