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- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 9.95
" Golden Kite Award winner, 1989 Booklist, Editor's Choice School Library Journal, Best Books of 1988 Publisher's Weekly, Best Books of 1988 Twelve-year-old Amanda Perritt is pitched head-first into adult responsibilities when she has to quit school to care for her newborn brother and invalid mother. She gets an excape, she thinks, when she's offered... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 1989; US$ 5.95
" "I don't agree with all the choices people make," says the author. "You probably won't either. My job is to let them tell their stories." And so she does in these thirteen warm, funny, and sad short stories about people making hard decisions for themselves and for their families: · Like Iona, who accidentally accepts a marriage proposal · And Daryll,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2012; US$ 8.99
After sixteen-year-old Jules has her baby, Zoe, it doesn't matter anymore that her mother thinks she's a drama queen, or that her father left them years ago, or even that Zoe's father is gone, too. She and her baby make a family now; she doesn't need anyone else in the world except Zoe.Though it's tough being a new mom, balancing Zoe's needs with... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 21.95
A celebration of holiday poetry, fiction, essays, recipes, and songs by more than sixty of the Bluegrass state's finest writers. Gathered here are writings from some of the legendary voices of Kentucky -- and the nation -- as well as original Christmas stories and poetry from some of the state's emerging talents. Among the contributors to this handsome... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 12.99
Born in the small, eastern Kentucky coal-mining town of Harlan, George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain , a chapbook of poems. She has since published many more books in multiple genres and for readers of all ages, but poetry remains at the heart of her work. Many-Storied House is her fifth collection. While teaching aspiring writers,... more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 9.95
In this collection, Jacqueline Osherow gives us perfectly formed, musical poems that glide between the worlds of art, architecture, literature, and religion. Traveling through Europe, Tel Aviv, and New York, Osherow observes with a keen eye the details of objects-beautiful buildings and ancient artifacts-and of the conversations and interactions she... more...
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2010; US$ 14.95
Sonny is only one of the spies at the Bradshaw house in Mozier, Alabama. But as a child he saw a tray full of dinner come flying across the front hall at his father. His mother's aim was dead on. And Daddy's departure promptly followed. Loretta, Sonny's older sister, spies by eavesdropping. As she tells him, "How else am I going to survive in a family... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 16.00
"A rich tale of healing, redemption, and social responsibility." -- Publishers Weekly "A compelling, skillfully told story. Lyon's finest achievement." -- Lexington Herald-Leader "Lyon gives readers a story rich in precise, gorgeous language that glows like a sword on the forge and cuts as deep. Tragedies old and new weave a tiny Kentucky town into... more...
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011; US$ 17.99
All the water in the world is all the water in the world. We are all connected by water, and this message is beautifully, lyrically delivered from poet-musician-author George Ella Lyon. Where does water come from? Where does water go? Find out in this exploration of oceans and waterways that highlights an important reality: Our water supply is... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 12.99
Appalachia is no stranger to loss. The region suffers regular ecological devastation wrought by strip mining, fracking, and deforestation as well as personal tragedy brought on by enduring poverty and drug addiction. In Driving with the Dead , Appalachian poet, teacher, and artist Jane Hicks weaves an earnest and impassioned elegy for an imperiled... more...