The Great Big Doorstep

Author: Edwin P. O'Donnell
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ISBN: 9780809308880
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The story is set in Louisiana. When Ol' Man River floats an aristocratic big doorstep to their tumbledown shack, Mrs. Crochet feels that her dream of a home may really come true. At least they have the doorstep to one! Now she wants a home more than ever. With 17-year-old Topal fretting at the clutter and Mr. Crochet flying into rages, Mrs. Crochet fears her family may break up. Then, as if in answer to her moving prayers, Mrs. Crochet gets the house to fit her doorstep! --www.playdatabase.com.

The Great Big Doorstep

Author: E. P. O'Donnell
Editor: LSU Press
ISBN: 080716030X
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A Depression-era comic masterpiece, E. P. O'Donnell's The Great Big Doorstep centers on the Crochets, a Cajun family who live in a ramshackle house between the levee and the Mississippi River. The Crochets dream of one day owning a stately plantation befitting the magnificent cypress doorstep they have salvaged from the river and proudly display outside their humble home. The memorable characters in this novel have their own concerns: the patriarch, Commodo, is full of wild bravado as he fluctuates between scheming, laboring, and malingering; his wife reigns as the queen of retort, though toughened by years of making do and doing without. The Crochet children also cope with personal struggles: Topal, twenty, restless, and moody, and recently dumped by her fiancé; Arthur, eighteen, attempts to strike out on his own while dodging the coddling of his mother and the fury of his father; Evvie, almost fifteen, plans to join a religious order after renouncing a lover; and twins Gussie and Paul, and baby T. J., provide an ongoing chorus of laughter and tears. The Great Big Doorstep has remained a literary and cultural classic since its publication in 1941. In an 1979 afterword, Eudora Welty praises O'Donnell's comic genius, citing his "supreme gift" for dialogue, while Bryan Giemza's introduction underscores the work's place in the tradition of comic Southern novels.

The Great Big Doorstep

Author: Frances Goodrich
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The Crochet family live in a rented, one-room shack in the back bayous in 1940's South Louisana. After finding a grand plantation front doorstep floating down the Mississippi Rive, they dream of owning their own home. Commordore Crochet, a drainage expert (ditch digger) and father of the family, leads them in this dream while his long-suffering wife provides a more practical path to their dream house.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Editor: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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Southern Writers

Author: Joseph M. Flora
Editor: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807131237
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Lillian Gish

Author: Stuart Oderman
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613699
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With a theatrical career spanning nearly 100 years, Gish saw motion pictures evolve from flickers to blockbusters. Usually playing someone needing to be rescued or protected, her trademark delicacy and vulnerability belied a strong and complex woman whose fatherless childhood taught her frugality, love for her mother and her sister, Dorothy, and a distrust of men. The author, who was her friend, chronicles the hardships, heartaches, and fierce determination that shaped her all her days. With rare photographs and intimate recollections of Lillian, Dorothy, and many other important figures.

Eunice

Author: Alma Brunson Reed
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439622809
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Beginning as a real estate venture on the isolated prairie of southwestern Louisiana in 1894, Eunice is now a progressive small city due to its traditions of volunteerism, community spirit, and resourcefulness. In the late 1980s, the city enjoyed a renaissance when a far-sighted mayor capitalized on the dominant Cajun culture to pull Eunice out of the economic crevasse of the decade's "oil bust." It emerged as a picturesque community with an emphasis on its rich history and its newly recognized heritage tourism. The city's unique Frenchness lures tourists and locals to the live Cajun music shows at the Liberty Center and to experience the joie de vivre at a rural Mardi Gras. The historic images found in Images of America: Eunice feature the day-to-day activities of Eunice's people through good times and lean days from 1894 to the late 1980s.

The Surgeon S Doorstep Baby

Author: Marion Lennox
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 146030442X
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Enigmatic and attractive, her temporary neighbor, Blake Samford, is a complication that midwife Maggie really doesn't need. Not only is she single-handedly trying to care for her isolated community with the flood waters rising, she's also juggling the needs of her younger siblings. But when Blake knocks on her door one dark and stormy night, cradling an abandoned infant in his arms, Maggie suddenly feels her resolve and her heart begin to crack….

Naked On God S Doorstep

Author: Marion Duckworth
Editor: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307561666
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“Finally, I knelt by my bed, risking rejection by the One who counted most.…” Marion Duckworth was young when her mentally ill father was institutionalized. In her child’s mind she concluded, Daddy decided to leave me. Growing up in poverty as “Crazy Izzie’s daughter,” Marion believed she was someone worth abandoning. It would be years before Marion realized that her Father God would never stop caring for her. As she writes, “God’s love healed the wounds created by abandonment. All through the pain, He created golden moments in my plain book of days–signs that He is my very own Father.” Naked on God’s Doorstep is the story of life in a Coney Island tenement, a cockroach-infested Manhattan apartment, and an apartment above a tavern. It’s the story of pennies saved in sewing machine drawers, of a startling midnight on the beach, and of a many-windowed living room where miracles happened. It’s a story of longing to be safe someday. It’s a story of hope. Marion weaves her own story of her redemption with the stories of others, sharing practical helps as well. The result is a journey of healing that guides us all in transforming pain from the past into something beautiful. This story is for anyone who needs to know that God will never leave.…