The Thing with Feathers

The Thing with Feathers
Title The Thing with Feathers PDF eBook
Author McCall Hoyle
Publisher Blink
Pages 288
Release 2017-09-05
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 0310758300

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Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she’s homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she’s probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can’t swim. Then Emilie’s mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj’s to halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem. She hasn’t told anyone about her epilepsy. Emilie lives in fear her recently adjusted meds will fail and she’ll seize at school. Eventually, the worst happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or follow a dead poet’s advice and “dwell in possibility.” From Golden Heart award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes The Thing with Feathers, a story of overcoming fears, forging new friendships, and finding a first love, perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven, Robyn Schneider, and Sharon M. Draper.

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers
Title Hope Is the Thing with Feathers PDF eBook
Author Emily Dickinson
Publisher Gibbs Smith
Pages 336
Release 2019-02-12
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1423652835

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Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day in her approach to writing, religion, and society. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers is a collection from her vast archive of poetry to inspire the writers, creatives, and leaders of today. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and The Feminist Papers by Mary Wollstonecraft.

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Title Grief Is the Thing with Feathers PDF eBook
Author Max Porter
Publisher Graywolf Press
Pages 128
Release 2016-06-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1555979378

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Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised. In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described "sentimental bird," at once wild and tender, who "finds humans dull except in grief," threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow's efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up. Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent.

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
Title Hope Is the Thing With Feathers PDF eBook
Author Christopher Cokinos
Publisher Penguin
Pages 384
Release 2009-05-14
Genre Nature
ISBN 1101057106

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A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together natural history, biology, sociology, and personal narrative to tell the story of the lives, habitats, and deaths of six extinct bird species.


Title Feathers PDF eBook
Author Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher Penguin
Pages 161
Release 2010-01-07
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0142415502

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A Newbery Honor Book A beautiful and moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author “Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he’s not white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light—her brother Sean’s deafness, her mother’s fear, the class bully’s anger, her best friend’s faith and her own desire for “the thing with feathers.” Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl’s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface. "[Frannie] is a wonderful role model for coming of age in a thoughtful way, and the book offers to teach us all about holding on to hope."—Children's Literature "A wonderful and necessary purchase for public and school libraries alike."—VOYA


Title Migrations PDF eBook
Author Charlotte McConaghy
Publisher Flatiron Books
Pages 272
Release 2020-08-04
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1250204011

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* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER * Amazon Editors' Pick for Best Book of the Year in Fiction "Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) · "Hopeful" (Washington Post) · "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) · "Thrilling" (TIME) · "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) · "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) · "Aching and poignant" (Guardian) · "Gripping" (The Economist) Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny’s history begins to unspool—a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime—it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption? Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking page-turner about the possibility of hope against all odds.

A Thing With Feathers

A Thing With Feathers
Title A Thing With Feathers PDF eBook
Author J John Nordstrom
Publisher Independently Published
Pages 380
Release 2021-02-13

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Jonah, a forty-year-old lawyer and wannabe writer, disgusted with the nonstop corruption in the legal profession in Washington, D.C., quits the practice of law, loses his girlfriend, and becomes suicidal. Haunted by dreams and visions of Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson dancing together, he comes to believe Fate has a plan for him, however. As finances get desperate, he takes a low-paid job as a reference librarian in a law library. But there is one catch: he must pretend to be gay, as the twin tyrants of County Bar, Superintendent Crawford and Law Librarian Mimi Streeter, hire only submissive gay men and women financially on the edge, to control them. Despite moral reservations, he agrees to attempt the ruse, but when the tyrants realize they have been deceived, they respond in kind to protect their criminal fiefdom. Streeter and Crawford hire, on the sly, twenty-seven-year-old Julia, a much younger woman lawyer in library science school, as Jonah's superior, with the expectation he'll will quit in FU resentment. The plan backfires when romance ensues as the lovers tentatively test the theory that the one is a soulmate for the other, that Poe and Dickinson might have found one another, albeit in the 21st century. But Crawford and Streeter are not done with them yet... So begins the dark chess game, in which Jonah and Julia must fight to protect that which is most beautiful and dear to them, or be destroyed in the process.