Nightjohn

Filename: nightjohn.pdf
ISBN: 9780307804228
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Number of pages: 112
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Download and read online Nightjohn in PDF and EPUB "To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got . . . . That's why they don't want us reading." -- Nightjohn "I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I thought it might be something I wanted to know. To learn."--Sarny Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back--came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters. From the Hardcover edition.


Nightjohn

Filename: nightjohn.pdf
ISBN: 9780440219361
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 92
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Download and read online Nightjohn in PDF and EPUB An adult slave named Nightjohn teaches twelve-year-old Sarny, also a slave, how to read, in spite of the grim consequences that could result if they are discovered. Reprint. AB. SLJ. PW.


Nightjohn

Filename: nightjohn.pdf
ISBN: 9780440219361
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 92
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Download and read online Nightjohn in PDF and EPUB An adult slave named Nightjohn teaches twelve-year-old Sarny, also a slave, how to read, in spite of the grim consequences that could result if they are discovered. Reprint. AB. SLJ. PW.


City of Night

Filename: city-of-night.pdf
ISBN: 9780802192776
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Number of pages: 400
Author: John Rechy
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online City of Night in PDF and EPUB “[Rechy’s] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own. . . . He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life he conveys. . . . This is a most humbling and liberating achievement.”—James Baldwin When John Rechy’s explosive first novel appeared in 1963, it marked a radical departure in fiction, and gave voice to a subculture that had never before been revealed with such acuity. It earned comparisons to Genet and Kerouac, even as Rechy was personally attacked by scandalized reviewers. Nevertheless, the book became an international bestseller, and fifty years later, it has become a classic. Bold and inventive in style, Rechy is unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling “youngman” and his search for self-knowledge within the neon-lit world of hustlers, drag queens, and the denizens of their world, as he moves from El Paso to Times Square, from Pershing Square to the French Quarter. Now including never-seen original marked galley pages and an interview with the author, Rechy’s portrait of the edges of America has lost none of its power to move and exhilarate.


The Tomorrow Series The Dead of the Night

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ISBN: 9780857388742
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Number of pages: 288
Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Hachette UK

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Sarny

Filename: sarny.pdf
ISBN: 9780307804235
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Number of pages: 192
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Download and read online Sarny in PDF and EPUB Many readers of Nightjohn have wanted to know what happened to Sarny, the young slave whom Nightjohn taught to read. Here is Sarny's story, from the moment she leaves the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children. Her search takes her to New Orleans and the home of the mysterious and remarkable Miss Laura. Like Nightjohn, Miss Laura changes Sarny's life, and she helps Sarny pass Nightjohn's gift on to new generations. This riveting saga follows Sarny until her last days in the 1930s and gives readers a panoramic view of America in a time of trial, tragedy, and hoped-for change.


Streets of Night

Filename: streets-of-night.pdf
ISBN: 0945636024
Release Date: 1923
Number of pages: 226
Author: John Dos Passos
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

Download and read online Streets of Night in PDF and EPUB First published in 1923, Streets of Night has long been out of print. This edition, based on the first American printing, includes the autograph changes Dos Passos made in the manuscripts and provides supplementary material, textual notes, the substantive variants between the American and British first editions, and Dos Passos's diary entries about the novel.


Darker Than Night

Filename: darker-than-night.pdf
ISBN: 0786019697
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Number of pages: 541
Author: John Lutz
Publisher: Pinnacle Books

Download and read online Darker Than Night in PDF and EPUB In order to salvage his career and reputation, ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, framed for a crime he did not commit, will stop at nothing to catch a serial killer known as "The Night Prowler" who preys on successful married couples. Original.


Nothing But the Night

Filename: nothing-but-the-night.pdf
ISBN: 1557281130
Release Date: 1990-01
Number of pages: 123
Author: John Williams
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Download and read online Nothing But the Night in PDF and EPUB (John Williams') first undertaking is carried out with a success that compels admiration. Mr. Williams has an uncommonly fine ear and uncommonly sensitive perceptions. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Watchman what of the Night

Filename: watchman-what-of-the-night.pdf
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR59991372
Release Date: 1876
Number of pages: 311
Author: John Cumming
Publisher:

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G night Grandma G night John Boy

Filename: g-night-grandma-g-night-john-boy.pdf
ISBN: 9781781660140
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Number of pages: 36
Author: Rus Slater
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Download and read online G night Grandma G night John Boy in PDF and EPUB There are various names for it; three generation living, extended family, sad, lucky.....(depending on your opinions) but it boils down to this, after several generations of young Britons dreaming of growing up, flying the nest and getting a place of their own, there is now an increasing number of people aged between thirty and fifty who find themselves sharing a home with their Mum and/or Dad AND their own children. We aren’t talking about the youngsters who simply can’t afford to leave home, in spite of being educated and working, simply because the lowest rung on the property ladder is too high and the banks just don’t lend mortgages any more. Why aren’t we generally talking about them? Because living in the same house as Mum and Dad still inhibits the breeding cycle of humans to a degree where most people have to leave home to reproduce! We are talking about families who actually make a decision to change their lifestyle from one where each house owning generation has its own home to one where they cohabit.


Good Night John Doe

Filename: good-night-john-doe.pdf
ISBN: 9781503565913
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Number of pages: 166
Author: Andy Femino
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online Good Night John Doe in PDF and EPUB Good Night! John Doe. is a journey through the life of a young lady who discovers that life isn’t always as it appears. Amy, a young detective is assigned to the death of a man that appears to be a transient. Battling burn out, a relationship gone bad and the loss of her father and a friend, she is at a crossroads in her life. As her life unexpectedly changes direction, she finds that all of her assumptions have been wrong.


Chill Of Night

Filename: chill-of-night.pdf
ISBN: 9780786025930
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Number of pages: 480
Author: John Lutz
Publisher: Pinnacle

Download and read online Chill Of Night in PDF and EPUB "The Justice Killer There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card--a red "J"--on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases--cases in which the killer was found "not guilty." Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. And there's only one man who has a shot at finding him . . . Homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation hunting down serial killers. After getting shot by an armed robber--and stepping on the wrong toes in the NYPD--he's been retired. The city needs him now, and finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore . . . and he doesn't have to play by the rules . . .


Nightjohn

Filename: nightjohn.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:55733098
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 114
Author: Bill Cain
Publisher:

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In the Heat of the Night

Filename: in-the-heat-of-the-night.pdf
ISBN: 9780241238639
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Number of pages: 160
Author: John Ball
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online In the Heat of the Night in PDF and EPUB A 50th anniversary edition of the classic crime novel that inspired the Oscar-winning film starring Sidney Poitier. 'They call me Mr Tibbs!' A small southern town in the 1960s. A musician found dead on the highway. It's no surprise when white detectives arrest a black man for the murder. What is a surprise is that the black man - Virgil Tibbs - is himself a skilled homicide detective from California, whom inexperienced Chief Gillespie reluctantly recruits to help with the case. Faced with mounting local hostility and a police force that seems determined to see him fail, it isn't long before Tibbs - trained in karate and aikido - will have to fight not just for justice, but also for his own safety. The inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film starring Sidney Poitier, this iconic crime novel is a psychologically astute examination of racial prejudice, an atmospheric depiction of the American South in the sixties, and a brilliant, suspense-filled read set in the sultry heat of the night.