Letter To My Daughter


Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122354

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 619

Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to my Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: it's part guidebook, part memoir, part poetry - and pure delight. Here in short essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons about compassion and fortitude. Whether she is recalling lost friends, extolling honesty or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice, Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches. It is a book to cherish, savour, reread and share.

Letter to My Daughter

A Novel


Author: George Bishop

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345519752

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9414

BONUS: This edition contains a Letter to My Daughter discussion guide. A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz’s return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey “everything I’ve always meant to tell you but never have.” In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, her bittersweet relationship with a boy she loved despite her parents’ disapproval, and a personal tragedy that she can never forget. An absorbing and affirming debut, Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

Letters to My Daughters


Author: Emma Hannigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473660068

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6918

** THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ** Some books are guaranteed to break your heart - and put it back together again. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books. Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated -- especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing. But what words of advice could the sisters need? Beatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing. Except that each of the sisters carries a secret ... As they gather for the reading of May's will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them and discover who took the letters? Letters to my Daughters is a spellbinding story about the complicated bonds between women -- daughters, mothers, sisters -- and how love and happiness comes in many guises.

Letters to my Daughter


Author: Robert Menzies,Heather Henderson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742664725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8243

As Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies, when she was living overseas with her diplomat husband. They are full of warmth, love, humour and insights—both political and personal—and they allow us to see a completely different side of a man most Australians think of as a rather stern and forbidding authoritarian figure. The letters are so beautifully written they make you realise what a lost art letter writing is, and they are introduced by Heather herself, who explains the insider references and humorous asides. The collection also includes fascinating correspondence between Menzies and leaders of the day, including President John F. Kennedy and Gough Whitlam. Even the most rusted-on Labor voter will come away with a different view of Menzies and his legacy after reading this book.

Time for Change

Wie ich meiner Tochter die Wirtschaft erkläre


Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446445250

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 648

In "Time for Change" entfaltet Yanis Varoufakis die Grundlagen seines Denkens – indem er seiner Tochter in allgemeinverständlicher Sprache die Welt der Wirtschaft erklärt. Behutsam, Schritt für Schritt und doch voller Leidenschaft bringt er ihr und uns seine kritische Perspektive auf die europäische Finanzpolitik nahe.

A Letter to My Daughter


Author: Carla Hutton Batchelor

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600343953

Category: Religion

Page: 72

View: 8660

This guide for parents focuses on helping them assist their daughters on their spiritual journey from birth through adulthood and into a successful life in Jesus Christ. (Practical Life)

A Letter to My Daughter


Author: Kim S

Publisher: Polished Publishing Group

ISBN: 0986486930


Page: N.A

View: 8937

A Letter to My Daughter copyright 2007, 2009 by Kim S. All rights reserved. Where my first book, A Letter to My Son, took me ten years to complete (from initial conception to publication), this second book was written in only two months time. It seemed to flow out of my mind faster than my hands could type ... a wonderful dilemma for a writer. When I wrote A Letter to My Daughter, I was in a positive frame of mind, and I wanted to find the best way I could to express that. I also wanted to show how my mindset had evolved over the past three years-to really contrast this book with my first. [ So, where the first book dwells on dark topics like adversity and victimization, the second is focused on hope and personal accountability. [ Where the first book cover is a pale yellow and gray colour, the second is covered with all kinds of colours. [ My author picture on the first book is done in black and white, I appear sombre in it, and I'm standing alone with my back against a wall; my author picture on the second book is done in full colour, I appear cheerful in it, and I'm surrounded by people I love. [ Of course, the puzzle also symbolizes our interconnection regardless of our individual beliefs. That was the purpose of this cover and book as a whole. It is me expressing a very joyful time in my life and sharing it with those I love. It is intended as an empowering message about being true to yourself while respecting other people's choices. It's about honouring all the different beliefs in our world and celebrating their similarities rather than belabouring their differences.

A Letter to My Daughter


Author: Rodgers Howard Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503549402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7558

It is important for us as fathers to know that we are kings. We are blessed to be the leaders of our legacies. Our daughters are the mothers of the world, making them queens, and our job is to shower them with love, loyalty, and laughter.

A Letter to My Daughter

Life Experiences of a World War II P.O.W.


Author: Frank Gill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434390411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 3094

The rain was pouring down; it was a cold dreary spring afternoon as April, in the big apple can be. My self, and the press pool, were standing out side the Court House, on the covered landing. We were waiting for the verdict to come in. The jury had been out, sequestered in a small room for six days; and were on the ragged edge! The case involved the brutal murders of six known prostitutes, savagely beaten in there beds; with a baseball bat while they slept! The man charged with the crime, was an ex-Marine. A "Gulf War" veteran, with a history of street violence, mental instability at times; and an alcoholic! He saw a lot of action; and had medals of valor to prove it! To bad, he ended up this way. I didn't think he fit the profile as a murderer! I was dropped off and left; at St. Jude's Orphanage, as an infant. My friends call me D.J. My name is "Damian Jude"- (Named, after the patron saint) By Sister Anne, the mother superior at the home. I never got adopted! I was a drug addicted baby! --- I'm a private investigator!

Letters to My Daughter


Author: Lea Redmond

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452153827

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 12

View: 2068

This keepsake book of twelve prompted letters offers parents a unique way to send love, support, and advice to a daughter of any age. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, these letters will become a personalized gift that she'll treasure for years to come.

Gardening Letters to My Daughter


Author: Anne Scott-James,Clare Hastings

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718133726

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 8085

Anne Scott-James, by means of light-hearted letters, imparts some of her vast knowledge of gardening to her daughter Clare (sister of Max Hastings) in a most charming manner. Occasionally, Clare will respond. These are written over the period of a year, thus covering the year's cycle in the garden and each letter covers a specific subject such as supplier's catalogues and some gardens to visit.

A Letter to My Daughter, Michele

In Response to Her Book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman


Author: Faith Ringgold

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517572662

Category: African American men

Page: 92

View: 3648

There has been a deafening silence around this book since I wrote it in 1980, 35 years ago. Why is Mother not allowed the freedom of speech to critique daughter? Is daughter perfect or is it Mother who is undeniably flawed? Lets find out why Daughter can critique Mother but Mother must and has maintained a deafening silence? Why is this? What is this? - Faith Ringgold A Letter to My Daughter, Michele, is a mother's truth about her daughter's version of Feminism in the pages of, Black Macho and the Myth of the Super Woman by Michele Wallace, 1979. Faith Ringgold analyses, reviews and criticizes her daughters best selling book line by line and calls out the 70's feminist rhetoric, generalities, stereotypes and lies.

Letters to My Daughter

A Father Writes about Torah and the Jewish Woman


Author: Walter Orenstein

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 5630

Through a series of letters from a father to his college-age daughter, Dr. Walter Orenstein traces the role and the history of women in the Torah and shows, through text and commentary, that in traditional Jewish society the status of women is equal to that of men, though their function is often quite different. Letters to My Daughter: A Father Writes about Torah and the Jewish Woman introduces the reader to the Oral Law, to the exciting realm of Halakhah, and to some of the essential principles of Jewish philosophy. Although this work is addressed to a college student, it is meant for all women and men regardless of their backgrounds. Those who have a limited background in Jewish studies and seek an understanding of the principles of Jewish belief and the way that these principles impact upon her or his life will find this book a useful beginning to the world of Jewish scholarship. Those students whose Jewish education has taken them far beyond the rudiments of Torah knowledge but who are concerned with the status of women in Orthodox Judaism and lack the training to probe the sources on their own will find this book enlightening. This book also addresses itself to the Jewish man or woman who was raised in the secular world but who now searches for truth, meaning, and purpose in the Torah, hoping that its words will provide spiritual guidance, personal insight, and divine wisdom.

I've Been Meaning to Tell You

A Letter To My Daughter


Author: David Chariandy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 152660289X

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 4790

In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, acclaimed novelist David Chariandy's latest is an intimate and profoundly beautiful meditation on the politics of race today 'Quite simply, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read' AMINATTA FORNA When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask 'what happened?', David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. Today, in a newly heated era of struggle and divisions, he has completed a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including his experiences growing up as a 'visible minority' within the land of his birth, as well as the legacies of slavery, indenture and immigration. In sharing with his daughter his own story of 'race', he hopes to cultivate within her a sense of identity that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future. With intimacy, sensitivity and beauty, Chariandy shares the questions he is addressing to his daughter – questions of immense importance and resonance for us all.

Ist die Liebe nicht schön?



Author: Carmel Harrington

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 3956499263

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6736

Eine Geschichte, so wohlig und warm wie eine heiße Schokolade! Weihnachten war stets die schönste Zeit des Jahres für Belle. Die funkelnden Lichter Dublins, der knirschende Schnee unter den Schuhen, der Zauber, der in der Luft liegt. Doch dieses Jahr ist sie blind für all das, und ihre Welt ist grau, nachdem sie alles verloren hat, was sie liebt. Aber Weihnachten hat auch dieses Jahr nicht seinen Zauber verloren ... und schickt Belle jemanden, der ihr vor Augen führen soll, wie schön das Leben ist.

Letter to My Daughter


Author: Graham Little

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 4578

Letter to my Daughter is an enchanting book about growing up and remembering the vanished scenes of childhood. In a letter to his then 17-year-old daughter Jessica, Graham Little draws an intimate portrait of himself as a small boy in Northern Ireland in the 1940s. The pleasures and traumas of domestic life, seen through the eyes of a child, are portrayed with unforgettable vividness. Graham Little’s story is also about migrating. In 1948, when he was nine, his family moved to England. Then he encountered the glamour of his grandfather’s club in the West End, pea-soup fogs, and postwar prep schools that taught spelling as a political virtue. But his father was soon looking for another fresh start, and the 15-year-old boy found himself playing deck-tennis and falling in love on a P&O liner steaming to Australia, where he would learn the manners of a new country. Written in an under-stated and yet deeply evocative prose, Letter to my Daughter reclaims a lost world and makes it our world, too.