Southern Discomfort

Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale.

Author: Tena Clark

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501167944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For readers of beloved memoirs like Educated and The Glass Castle, a riveting and profoundly moving memoir set in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era about a white girl coming of age in a repressive society and the woman who gave her the strength to forge her own path—the black nanny who cared for her. Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car—a royal blue Camaro—at twelve. But behind closed doors, Tena’s life was deeply lonely, and chaotic. By the time she was three, her parents’ marriage had dissolved into a swamp of alcohol, rampant infidelity, and guns. Adding to the turmoil, Tena understood from a very young age that she was different from her three older sisters, all of whom had been beauty queens and majorettes. Tena knew she didn’t want to be a majorette—she wanted to marry one. On Tena’s tenth birthday, her mother, emboldened by alcoholism and enraged by her husband’s incessant cheating, walked out for good, instantly becoming an outcast in society. Tena was left in the care of her black nanny, Virgie, who became Tena’s surrogate mother and confidante—even though she was raising nine of her own children and was not allowed to eat from the family’s plates or use their bathroom. It was Virgie’s acceptance and unconditional love that gave Tena the courage to stand up to her domineering father, the faith to believe in her mother’s love, and the strength to be her true self. Combining the spirit of poignant coming-of-age memoirs such as The Glass Castle and vivid, evocative Southern fiction like Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Discomfort is about the people and places that shape who we are—and is destined to become a new classic.

Southern Discomfort

Tensions arose between more evangelically minded and more social service - oriented activists , between those advocating outreach to immigrants and those caring for the needy among the native - born , and between southern ladies who ...

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026829

Category: History

Page: 345

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Vitally linked to the Caribbean and southern Europe as well as to the Confederacy, the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida, never fit comfortably into the biracial mold of the New South. In Southern Discomfort, the esteemed historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women -- native-born white, African-American, and Cuban and Italian immigrant women -- that shaped women's activism in this vibrant, multiethnic city. Around the turn of the twentieth century, several historical currents converged in Tampa. The city served as a center for exiles organizing on behalf of the Cuban War of Independence and as the disembarkation point for U.S. troops heading to Cuba in 1898. It was the entrepot for thousands of Cuban and Italian immigrants seeking work in the booming cigar trade, and it attracted dozens of itinerant radicals eager to address locally based revolutionary clubs, mutual aid societies, and labor unions. Tampa was also home to an astonishing array of voluntary and reform organizations among black and white native-born women. Emphasizing the process by which women of particular racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds forged and reformulated their activist identities, this masterful volume recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's tri-racial networks alternately challenged and reinscribed the South's biracial social and political order.

Southern Discomfort

A Southern B&B Mystery Caroline Fardig. Southern Discomfort A Southern B&B Mystery Caroline Fardig Alibi New York Southern Discomfort is a work of fiction. Names, places, and.

Author: Caroline Fardig

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 9781524797874

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels. Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down. Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects. Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.” Discover all of Caroline Fardig’s gripping Southern B&B mysteries: SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT | SOUTHERN HARM | SOUTHERN DOUBLE CROSS And don’t miss Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries, which can be read together or separately: DEATH BEFORE DECAF | MUG SHOT | A WHOLE LATTE MURDER | BREW OR DIE | MURDER OVER MOCHAS “I was hooked from the first page. I loved it!”—Dorothy Cannell, award-winning author of the Ellie Haskell mysteries, on Death Before Decaf “This series is delightful, well written, and wildly entertaining.”—Suspense Magazine

Southern Discomfort

—Maria Shriver “Tena Clark's memoir Southern Discomfort, a true coming-ofage story, reads like a Tennessee Williams play. Set in the Deep South where magnolias, catfish, the Bible, guns, alcohol, racism, and carnal knowledge collide, ...

Author: Tena Clark

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501167959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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For fans of beloved memoirs like Educated and The Glass Castle, a “raw and deeply honest” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) true story set in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era about a white girl coming of age in a repressive society and the woman who gave her the strength to forge her own path—the black nanny who cared for her. In her memoir that is a “story of love and fury” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger), Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Tena Clark recounts her chaotic childhood in a time fraught with racial and social tension. Tena was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car—a royal blue Camaro—at twelve. But behind closed doors, Tena’s family life was deeply lonely and dysfunctional. By the time she was three, her parents’ marriage had dissolved into a swamp of alcohol, rampant infidelity, and guns. Adding to the turmoil, Tena understood from a very young age that she was different from her three older sisters, all of whom had been beauty queens and majorettes. Tena knew she didn’t want to be a majorette—she wanted to marry one. On Tena’s tenth birthday, her mother, emboldened by alcoholism and enraged by her husband’s incessant cheating, walked out for good, instantly becoming an outcast in their society. Tena was left in the care of her nanny, Virgie, even though she was raising nine of her own children and was not allowed to eat from the family’s plates or use their bathroom. It was Virgie’s acceptance and unconditional love that gave Tena the courage to stand up to her domineering father, the faith to believe in her mother’s love, and the strength to be her true self. Combining the spirit of brave coming-of-age memoirs such as The Glass Castle and vivid, evocative Southern fiction like To Kill a Mockingbird, Southern Discomfort is “an unforgettable southern story… [that] sings brightly to the incredible strength of family ties and the great power of love” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and is destined to become a new classic.

Southern Discomfort

Ben Witherington III. Southern Discomfort Ben Witherington, III SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT Copyright © 2016 Ben Witherington III. All rights.

Author: Ben Witherington III

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498291033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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Southern Discomfort tells the story of Masey Bumgarner, recently widowed, who returns from her summer vacation to discover that her town, Pineville, North Carolina, has decided to pave a four-lane highway through her front yard . . . without her permission or even sufficient advance notice. After consultation with her pastor, she decides to contest the location of this project in court. Along the way, her lawyer and his detective discover all sorts of shady dealings. Southern Discomfort chronicles the graft and corruption that is revealed in the court case--and the desperate acts of the proponents of the highway to keep the project on course. Along the way, there is a murder, a romance, and finally a wedding, in addition to the resolution of the court case.

Southern Discomfort

Amid such characters as Banana Mae Parker and Blue Rhonda Latrec (two first-class whores) and Reverend Linton Ray (who wears his clerical collar too tightly for anyone's good), Hortensia struggles to survive the hurricane of emotions cause ...

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553274462

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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Meet Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, a beautiful woman entrenched in old money, white magnolias and a loveless marriage--until she meets an utterly gorgeous young prizefighter. Amid such characters as Banana Mae Parker and Blue Rhonda Latrec (two first-class whores) and Reverend Linton Ray (who wears his clerical collar too tightly for anyone's good), Hortensia struggles to survive the hurricane of emotions cause by her scandalous love.

Southern Discomfort

Twelve Short Southern Scenes Vin Morreale. TRICIA . If you loved her so damn much ... You say you saw pain in her eyes , and maybe that's so . But I saw only life . ... You saying you didn't rape her ? HARLAN 32 SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT.

Author: Vin Morreale

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871298279

Category: Southern States

Page: 80

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Southern Discomfort

How safe are any of the girls? Whenjohn returned to the kitchen, he leaned over and hugged his wife from behind and kissed her cheek. “Let's call Christine tonight, Babe. I just want to touch 13 SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT.

Author: C-Mac Dyal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466932623

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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When a young lady is found in a field near a gymnasium, a police officer and medical examiner try to find out why and exactly what happened. Having no clues of identification, they have their work cut out for them. When a second victim is found in a similar manner, they realize the east side of town, normally a safe place, is in jeopardy. But each case grows cold as time passes. What finally gives them a good lead turns out to be someone they would never suspect. Things turn into a time race before the person could get out of the state. Will they succeed, or will their suspect teach the border and vanish? And is anyone else involved?

Southern Discomfort

Stella Benson. SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT STELLA BENSON Copyright © 2016 Stella Benson. All rights reserved. No part.

Author: Stella Benson

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480833487

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

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Jory Berg Alexander is beautiful, talented, cultured, refined and well educateda sophisticated young San Francisco socialite and a recent graduate of the oldest and most prestigious all-girls boarding school in the Maryland hunt country. She is also an accomplished equestrian who received national recognition at a young age. Her passion for riding consumes every aspect of her life, and nothing can derail her plans for successuntil she meets Nat. He is unlike anyone she has ever knownundisciplined and arrogant, with a volatile temper and a southern accent nearly incomprehensible to her ear. He is handsome, charismatic, and charming when it suits him, but his charm hides a darker side of insecurity and ignorance. He is the product of a small rural town, rife with suspicion and steeped in a tradition of intolerance and prejudice. As their passion for each other grows, the differences between them intensifies; until betrayal and deceit finally creep in to poison and possibly destroy their relationship. Opposites may attract, but for how long, and to what end? In this novel, a San Francisco socialite unwittingly becomes involved with a rakish young man from the rural South while searching for ideal love.

My Summer of Southern Discomfort

My Summer of Southern Discomfort Stephanie Gayle Stephanie Gayle's work has appeared in the literary magazines 400 Words, Charles River Review, Edgar Literary Magazine, Ellipses, and The Fourth River. Her story “Interior Design” was ...

Author: Stephanie Gayle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061865695

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Today is Monday. The calls do not come as before. Weeks elapse between them, and when I answer the phone there is no overlap of voices, only my mother's. She spends much of the conversation avoiding mention of the pink elephant trumpeting in the middle of the room. The pink elephant would be my defection to Georgia. When I telephoned with the news of my imminent relocation my father asked, "Georgia, as in the Republic of Georgia by the Black Sea, or Georgia as in the Peach State?" He hoped I meant the former because that Georgia promised unique opportunities to advance the democratic cause of justice. What could Georgia, former land of the Confederacy, offer? Convicting arsonists and thieves in Macon, Georgia, was never Harvard Law grad Natalie Goldberg's dream. The pay is abysmal, the work is exhausting, and the humidity is hell for a woman with curly hair. But when a steamy romance with her high-powered New York boss went bad, Natalie jumped at the first job offered, packed her bags, and headed south. Natalie's leftist Yankee background brands her a conspicuous outsider in this insular community. Her father, a famous civil rights lawyer, refuses to accept her career change—or talk to her. Her best friend begs her to come back home, and Natalie keeps thinking she sees her former lover everywhere. But Natalie's not completely alone. There are a garden-obsessed neighbor, a former beauty queen–turned–defense attorney, and a handsome colleague who has a nervous tic whenever she gets near. And then there's a capital case that has her eating antacids by the truckload. Yep, it's going to be one heckuva long, hot summer. . . .

Southern Discomfort

Second in the Deborah Knott series - Deborah Knott's swearing-in ceremony is barely over when a brutal murder brings to light dark secrets from Deborah's own family.

Author: Margaret Maron

Publisher:

ISBN: 099745752X

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Second in the Deborah Knott series - Deborah Knott's swearing-in ceremony is barely over when a brutal murder brings to light dark secrets from Deborah's own family.

Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort Labour failed in the General Election to make the breakthrough for which it hoped in Southern marginals such as Stevenage and Slough . Why do many voters in these key constituencies continue to withold their trust ...

Author: Giles Radice

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002193422

Category: Elections

Page: 25

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Why the Labour Party has little support in Southern England, and, what must be done to overcome the problem.

Southern Discomfort

SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT ago RITA MAE BROWN 1817 HARPER & ROW , PUBLISHERS , New York Cambridge , Philadelphia , San Francisco , London , Mexico City , São Paulo , Sydney 828 B88032 sp Dedicated to Elaine Spaulding SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT .

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: UOM:39015020643766

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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In 1918, in Montgomery, Alabama, Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, the bored wife of an upper-class Southern gentleman, falls for Hercules Jinks, a fifteen-year-old Black who dreams of becoming a boxer

Southern Discomfort

' Maria Shriver 'A brave, wildly engrossing memoir.' Bill Clegg, author of Did You Ever Have a Family 'It's easy to see how this book has been compared to The Help. But Clark's debut is an entirely original - and true - story.

Author: Tena Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925791920

Category:

Page: 304

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In the bestselling tradition of The Help comes a powerful and moving memoir about a white girl coming of age in the South in the 1960s and the black woman who inspired her to forge her own path. Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena's childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car--a royal blue Camaro--at twelve. But behind closed doors, Tena's life was deeply lonely and chaotic. By the time she was three, her parents' marriage had dissolved into a swamp of alcohol, rampant infidelity, and guns. Adding to the turmoil, Tena understood from a very young age that she was different from her three older sisters, all of whom had been beauty queens and majorettes. Tena knew she didn't want to be a majorette--she wanted to marry one. On Tena's tenth birthday, her mother walked out on her philandering father for good, instantly becoming a social outcast. Tena was left in the care of her black nanny, Virgie, who became Tena's surrogate mother and confidante--even though she was raising nine of her own children and was not allowed to eat from the family's plates or use their bathroom. It was Virgie's unconditional love that gave Tena the courage to stand up to her domineering father, the faith to believe in her mother's love, and the strength to be her true self. In the spirit of The Glass Castle and Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Discomfort is about the people and places that shape who we are - and is destined to become a classic.

More Southern Discomfort

More Southern Discomfort : a year on - taxing and spending Last year the Fabian Society published Southern Discomfort , revealing the attitudes of key swing voters in the South of England whose support Labour must gain if it is to win ...

Author: Giles Radice

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002285331

Category: Government spending policy

Page: 19

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In 1992, the Fabian Society published Southern Discomfort, revealing the attitudes of key swing voters in the South of England whose support Labour must gain if it is to win again.

Southern Discomfort

A father's life is disrupted when his adult children move back home./p>

Author: James S Steed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798712475117

Category:

Page: 36

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A father's life is disrupted when his adult children move back home./p>

Southern Discomfort

THE JOURNEY OF SARAH MATTOX AS SHE MOVES AWAY FROM EVERYTHING SHE HAS EVER KNOWN TO FIND OUT WHO SHE REALLY IS.

Author: Stacee Renee Jennings Miner

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 1413748155

Category: Drama

Page: 204

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THE JOURNEY OF SARAH MATTOX AS SHE MOVES AWAY FROM EVERYTHING SHE HAS EVER KNOWN TO FIND OUT WHO SHE REALLY IS.