The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow

The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley : with a Biography and an Afterword


Author: Opal Stanley Whiteley,Benjamin Hoff

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140237207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

View: 3721

Capturing America's heart in 1920, Opal's childhood diary became an immediate bestseller. Innocent and intimate, this haunting diary reveals the life of a kind of feminine Peter Pan in the Oregon wilderness. Rediscovered and proven authentic by the bestselling author of The Tao of Pooh, it is now accompanied by a biography and afterword. Syndicated radio news features.

Maverick Autobiographies

Women Writers and the American West, 1900-1936


Author: Cathryn Halverson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299197209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 1167

Halverson examines why, and brings their texts back to light through a weaving of biography, literary analysis, and cultural history - in the process, urging us to reformulate our notions of what it means to be a "western writer." Halverson's discoveries will appeal to scholars and critics of Western American literature and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET.

The Story of Opal

The Journal of an Understanding Heart


Author: Opal Stanley Whiteley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, American

Page: 283

View: 3161

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women


Author: Gayle Shirley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762765801

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8702

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Beaver State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

Women's Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945


Author: Leslie W. Lewis,Ann L. Ardis

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 5505

Analyzing such cultural practices as selling and shopping, political and social activism, urban field work and rural labor, radical discourses on feminine sexuality, and literary and artistic experimentation, this volume contributes to the rich vein of current feminist scholarship on the "gender of modernism" and challenges the assumption that modernism rose naturally or inevitably to the forefront of the cultural landscape at the turn of the twentieth century.".

The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf


Author: Christine Alexander,Juliet McMaster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521812931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 389

A collection of essays on the juvenilia of famous authors including Austen, the Brontës, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

Remembered Childhoods

A Guide to Autobiography and Memoirs of Childhood and Youth


Author: Jeffrey E. Long

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591581741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 495

View: 3956

Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.

Cultivating Sacred Space

Gardening for the Soul


Author: Elizabeth Murray

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764903601

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 9753

Linda Greenlaw hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, "a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for," but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature -- human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you're caught between land and sea.