Country Girl

A Memoir

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316230367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation. Starting with O'Brien's birth in a grand but deteriorating house in Ireland, her story moves through convent school to elopement, divorce, single-motherhood, the wild parties of the '60s in London, and encounters with Hollywood giants, pop stars, and literary titans. There is love and unrequited love, and the glamour of trips to America as a celebrated writer and the guest of Jackie Onassis and Hillary Clinton. Country Girl is a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that have imprinted upon and enhanced one lifetime.

A Country Girl

Author: Jeanne Ainslie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781436331791

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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A Country Girl is the story of ANGELA, a country girl, and her sexual awakening from her first teenage love affair to the casual encounters of later years that threatened her innocence. It is about Angela, a woman with a vibrant sexuality and passionate joy for living. But it is also about all women and their search for sexual identity. It is happy and tragic, beautiful and deeply romantic, and frankly erotic. All women and their men will find within it a portion of their own lives and fantasies. Angela's first affair was full of romance, magic and mystery as she surrendered her virginity on a moonlit night in a fragrant hayfield. Not all the encounters that followed were: the James Dean look-alike who fulfilled her teenage fantasies, the college boys who shared her lust, the women who showed her a new understanding, her husband who introduced her to swinging, the strangers who turned her on to their own fantasies, and her midnight caller who seduced and enchanted her mind. But through it all Angela remains as always joyous, open, honest, and somehow innocent.

A Country Girl from Croaker

Author: Phyllis Garrett

Publisher: Nighthawk Raven Publishing

ISBN: 9780979249884


Page: 278

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Born on a small country farm in Croaker, Virginia in 1937, the eldest of five children, Phyllis Garrett did what girls at the time were expected to do; she married young, she started a family, and she stood by her husband in good times and bad. But their "perfect small-town family" held painful secrets, ones that not even Ms. Garrett's closest friends knew about; secrets she could not even admit to herself until they were simply too much to bear. A Country Girl From Croaker is the amazing story of a small-town girl who finally found the courage to speak out against decades of buried wrongs, aided by her faith in God and the support of family and community. A touching memoir set against the culture and history-rich background of Williamsburg, Virginia, A Country Girl From Croaker is a story of strength and courage that will renew your faith in the human spirit.

A Country Girl's Heart

Author: Dena Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635551341

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 3563

Kat Jackson is successful despite her estrangement from her parents and the loss of her wife. She's resigned to live alone while struggling to maintain her dream ranch. When she falls for weekend cowgirl DJ Callahan, she soon fears all she knows to be true may be acruel fa�ade developed for her own protection. DJ Callahan is a corporate lawyer who lives in the moment, never limiting herself to any one relationship. When DJ arrives at the Jumpin' J Ranch, she has no plans to become involved with Kat, let alone open the door to her own past, which bubbles just below the surface, threatening to destroy her entire existence as a "big city lawyer."Having everything she could ever want in life, twice, is something Kat never expected. When she gets a second chance at love, following her heart will prove the hardest decision of all.

Country Girls

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571283098

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 647

Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, The Country Girls, the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story.

A Country Girl

An Original Musical Play

Author: Lionel Monckton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Musicals

Page: 233

View: 4467


A Country Girl

A New and Original Musical Play

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Musical revues, comedies, etc

Page: 241

View: 441

Columbia Theatre, absolutely fireproof, Luckett & Dwyer, lessees and managers, N. Stein, treasurer (by arrangment with the executors of Augustin Daly) Mr. J. C. Duff presents Mr. George Edwardes' latest musical play at Daly's Theater, London, entitled "A Country Girl," or "Town and Country Life," 150 performances in New York, 450 performances in London. The book by James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrain Ross [i.e. Adrian Ross], additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank, the music by Lionel Monckton, additional lyrics and numbers by Paul Rubens, produced by the Augustin Daly Musical Company. Musical director Alfred E. Moulton, stage manager Andrew F. MacCollin, assistant stage manager, L.G. Christy.

The Country Girl

Author: Clifford Odets

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822202431

Category: Drama

Page: 76

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THE STORY: The title character is Georgie Elgin, a faithful, forgiving woman, whose long years of devotion to her actor husband, Frank, have almost obliterated her own personality. The life of an actor's wife is not as glamorous as many imagine. So

The Country Girl

Author: Cathryn Hein

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1489246819

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4534

Bestselling Australian author Cathryn Hein returns with a moving and uplifting rural romance about facing hard truths and moving on in pursuit of life. Can this love story find a new beginning? After landing a major cookbook deal, star food blogger Tash Ranger swaps city life for the family farm. But Tash's homecoming is bittersweet, for now she can no longer avoid seeing her best friend Maddy, who was severely injured in a riding accident. No one knows that Maddy and Tash had a deep falling out and with every visit Tash must pretend to be the friend everyone believes her to be. Patrick Lawson, Maddy's fiancé, battles despair and hope daily as Maddy lies imprisoned in her body. When Tash returns to Castlereagh Road with her joy and boundless appetite for life, he realises finally what his loved ones have been trying to tell him for months – that Maddy wouldn't want him to throw his life away. It's time to move on. But letting go is no easy feat. Can these two friends step out of the shadow of Maddy's tragic life and accept love, or is the past forever destined to dictate their future?

The Prince and the Yankee

The Tale of a Country Girl Who Became a Princess

Author: Robert N. White

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860648977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 5475

This biography traces the life of Agnes Leclerc, a woman from small-town Vermont whose marriage at the age of 21 to Prince Felix Salm, a Prussian officer in the Union Army at the outbreak of the US Civil War, took her to the royal palaces of Europe. She accompanied Felix on his Civil War campaigns, followed him to Mexico to fight for Emperor Maximilian, then returned home to his ancestral castle in Germany. White's history details Agnes' remarkable dealings with such figures as Benito Juarez and Maximilian, and continues through Agnes' life of hospital work and quiet retirement in her later years.

A Country Girl

Author: Nancy Carson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008134871

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3396

A must-read sweeping saga, full of intrigue, romance and page-turning drama . . .

The Country Girl

A Comedy. (Altered from Wycherley.) As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, in Drury-Lane

Author: David Garrick

Publisher: N.A



Page: 64

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Thoughts of a Country Girl

Author: Virginia C. Acors

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607918013

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 98

View: 7642

We all have memories of events in our past that have shaped and molded us. This book is a collection of events (real and not-so-real) from my life and the lives of family members and friends who were instrumental in mine. Virginia Acors is a native Virginian. She grew up on the fringes of the Chancellorsville and Wilderness Battlefields, hollowed ground from the Civil War. Educated in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Mrs. Acors has always had an intense love affair with history and the details of everyday life for those who endured the conflicts that have made our great country what it is today. With a B.S. in History from Mary Washington College and an M. Ed. in Reading from The University of Virginia she has taught students in every grade from Kindergarten through twelfth grade in the historic hub in which she finds herself. She lives with her husband, Vernon, in the small community of Partlow near their three sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Country Girl, City Girl

Author: Lisa Clough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547347868

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1026

Phoebe Sharp has long red braids. She wears old beat-up sneakers and clothes from Goodwill. She lives with her father and brother on a small farm in Maine, where she reads fairy tales to her goats and snaps pictures with her Instamatic camera. Phoebe doesn’t have a single friend, never mind a boyfriend—that is, not until she meets Melita. Melita arrives at the Sharps’ farm in a see-through T-shirt and strappy platform sandals that show off her drawn-on “tattoo.” With her caramel-colored skin, stylish clothes, and urban attitude, Melita seems as different from Phoebe as two teenage girls could be. Through the summer, the girls grow to know each other. As their friendship develops, confusing feelings also begin to emerge. Could their friendship be deepening into something more?

Reflections of a Country Girl

Stories Poems Memories

Author: Doris Johns Winkles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595308228

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 3650

Doris Johns Winkles grew up in the rural South during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Although her family was poor, and she went through some difficult times, she was able to maintain a positive outlook on life. Years later, after her children left home, she began to write stories and poems based on her experiences in those early years. They reveal the hard life of that time, but they also reveal the hopes and the joys of the individuals who lived it. Reflections of a Country Girl contains these stories and poems, plus some striking personal memories from her later years.

The Country Girls: Three Novels and an Epilogue

(The Country Girl; The Lonely Girl; Girls in Their Married Bliss; Epilogue)

Author: Edna O'Brien

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374718024

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7241

A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBride The country girls are Caithleen “Kate” Brady and Bridget “Baba” Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of Dublin, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, furtive liaisons, bad faith, bad luck, bad sex, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, betraying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon "girls" of every era. The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue charts unflinchingly the pattern of women’s lives, from the high spirits of youth to the chill of middle age, from hope to despair, in remarkable prose swinging from blunt and brutal to whimsical and lyrical. It is a saga both painful and hilarious, and remains one of the major accomplishments of Edna O’Brien’s extraordinary career. This omnibus edition includes the novels The Country Girls, The Lonely Girl, and Girls in Their Married Bliss.

Every Night Is Saturday Night

A Country Girl's Journey To The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Author: Wanda Jackson,Scott Bomar

Publisher: BMG Books

ISBN: 1947026070

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 3320

Wanda Jackson's debut single, "You Can't Have My Love," reached the Top 10 while she was still a sixteen-year-old high school student. She hit the road after graduation, playing package shows with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley, who gave Wanda his ring and asked her to be "his girl." With Presley's encouragement, the Oklahoma native began recording rock music, often releasing singles with country on one side and rock on the other during her decade-and-a-half tenure on Capitol Records. Known for her energetic stage shows and pioneering presence as a female artist, Wanda stormed the charts with a series of hit singles, including "Let's Have a Party," "Right or Wrong," and "In the Middle of a Heartache." With more than 40 albums to her credit, Wanda has proven to be an enduring and genre-defying legend of American music. In Every Night is Saturday Night, Wanda tells her own story of getting discovered by Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson; shy she refused to return to The Grand Ole Opry for more than fifty years; the challenges she and her integrated band, The Party Timers, faced in the early 1960s; finding the love of her life; her recent work with rock luminaries Jack White and Joan Jett; and how her deep faith has sustained her over more than seven decades of rocking, shocking, and thrilling audiences around the globe.

Hester Blair

The Romance of a Country Girl

Author: William Henry Carson

Publisher: N.A



Page: 348

View: 2154