By (author) Barbara Wright
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Plain Language by Barbara Wright
Book DescriptionVirginia Mendenhall, a Quaker from North Carolina, is thirty-three years old when she travels to the arid plains of eastern Colorado in the mid-1930s to marry Alfred Bowen, ten years her senior. They have met only twice and have come to love each other through letters. Now, on an isolated ranch in the Dust Bowl, they must adjust to the harsh ranching life and the dangers of an untamed landscape, as well as the differences between them. With an extended drought worsening the impact of the Depression in the West, neighbors turn against neighbors, and secrets from Alfred and Virginia's pasts come back to haunt them. But it is the arrival of Virginia's troubled brother on the ranch that sets off a chain of events with life-and-death consequences for them all. Plain Language is a beautifully told tale of a man and woman fighting against tremendous odds for their land -- and their love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743230209
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara Wright
Seven Dada Manifestoes and Lampisteries, Paperback (December 2013)
This volume contains Tristan Tzara's famous manifestos, which first appeared between 1916 and 1921 and became essential texts of the modern movement and models for Breton's Surrealist manifestos.
Mr. Rouse Builds His House, Hardback (October 2013)
With beautiful illustrations, this delightful story is full of nostalgia and humour. Originally published in 1950 by Polish avant-garde artists Stefan and Franciszka Themerson this is a charming replica miniature chapter book.
Exercises in Style, Paperback (September 2013)
'A pointless anecdote told in 99 different ways, or a work of genius in a brilliant translation by Barbara Wright. In fact it's both. Endlessly fascinating and very funny.' Philip Pullman This special edition contains a foreword by Umberto Eco with an essay by Italo Calvino.
Childhood, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by Barbara Wright
Written when the author was eighty-three years old, but dealing with only the first twelve years of her life, this title is constructed as a dialogue between the author and her memory. It interrogates her interlocutor in search of her own intentions, more precise accuracy, and, indeed, the truth.
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