Southern Discomfort

Deborah Knott is appointed to a government office. While she starts her appointment, a member of her family may have committed murder.--

Author: Margaret Maron


ISBN: 0786223308

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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With sass and wit, Deborah Knott, formerly a defense attorney in North Carolina's Colleton County, is putting herself firmly on the seat of power -- a district judgeship. She's also making good on a campaign promise: helping to build houses for battered women. Here Deborah expects muscle aches, not the near-rape of a young woman and the murder of her attacker. And she certainly never expects that her hammer -- complete with her fingerprints -- will be the murder weapon...

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

View: 471


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, highly regarded historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women--native-born white, African American, Cuban and Italian immigrant women--that shaped women's activism in this vibrant, multiethnic city. Southern Discomfort emphasizes the process by which women forged and reformulated their activist identities from Reconstruction through the U.S. declaration of war against Spain in April 1898, the industrywide cigar strike of 1901, and the emergence of progressive reform and labor militancy. This masterful volume also recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's triracial networks alternately challenged and reinscribed the South's biracial social and political order.

Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort Twelve Short Southern Scenes Cast : large , flexible . In
Southern Discomfort , twelve short scenes and monologues combine to create a
vivid emotional tapestry of the South today . Experience the charm and vigor of
old ...

Author: Vin Morreale

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871298279

Category: Southern States

Page: 80

View: 268


Southern Discomfort

Southern. Discomfort. “Powerful, upsetting, and deeply hopeful, Tena Clark's
Southern Discomfort is the brutal and true story of a family coming apart in a
fracturing South told from the point of a view of a girl who makes peace with what
she ...

Author: Tena Clark

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501167959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 224


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

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

View: 714


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.” 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

... make up for it. So would they. Today Michael was peddling on the recumbent
bike near the break room where he noticed three young women sitting around
the small square table drinking coffee and laughing, 51 SOUTHERN

Author: C-Mac Dyal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466932623

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 917


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?

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

Childhood demons surface and a life spirals out of control. Trust is shattered, faith lost, strength renewed and a new love blossoms. Southern Discomfort takes you to Fairlawn, Tennessee and into the lives of Frankie and Josh Boone.

Author: Margaret Theriot

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511715537


Page: 530

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Frankie Boone finds within her a strength she never knew she had as she battles against her estranged husband - Josh - and his haunting childhood demons; proving there is so much more than meets the eye to her six-year marriage. While finding herself, Frankie also finds the love of her life in Lonnie Price, Fairlawn's Prosecuting Attorney, who has been in love with her since the day they first met. Southern Discomfort truly illustrates the epitome of a "wolf in sheep's clothing", as lives spiral out of control, trust is shattered and strength and belief in oneself is recaptured. Through the power of family and friendship, love triumphs over the lost mind and soul of who at first glance seems an unlikely villain. Each page turning chapter finds you simultaneously loving, hating, and yes, even pitying Josh as ever so slowly his world tilts on its' axis before finally falling apart. Like peering into your next-door neighbor's window, you want to reach for the Johnny Walker bottle, light up your favorite smoke, kick back in your favorite chair and never let the story end.

Southern Discomfort

PUBLISHERS , New York Cambridge , Philadelphia , San Francisco , London ,
Mexico City , São Paulo , Sydney 828 B88032 sp Dedicated to Elaine Spaulding

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: UOM:39015020643766

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 911


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

Giles Radice. FABIAN SOCIETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FABIAN PAMPHLET 555 Southern Discomfort by Giles Radice FABIAN
PAMPHLET 555 O Southern Discomfort University of Virginia braries.

Author: Giles Radice


ISBN: UVA:X002193422

Category: Elections

Page: 25

View: 170


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

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 ...

Author: Giles Radice


ISBN: UVA:X002285331

Category: Government spending policy

Page: 19

View: 879


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.

The New Southern Girl

Bell, Pearl K. “Southern Discomfort.” New Republic ¡9 (¡988): 38–4¡. Benfer, Amy.
“Lost Boys.” Salon, 5 Feb. 2002. <>. Bennett, Barbara.
Comic Visions, Female Voices: Contemporary Women Novelists and Southern ...

Author: Caren J. Town

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786482036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 194


Much has been written about America’s troubled teens, particularly endangered teenage girls. Works like Mary Pipher’s Reviving Ophelia and many others have contributed to the general perception that contemporary young women are in a state of crisis. Parents, educators, social scientists, and other concerned individuals worry that our nation’s girls are losing their ambition, moral direction, and self-esteem as they enter adolescence—which can then lead them to promiscuous sex, anorexia, drug abuse, and at the very least, declining math scores. In spite of evidence to the contrary in life and literature, this bleak picture is seldom challenged, but a good place to begin may be with recent literary representations of young women, fictional and autobiographical, which show proud young women who are highly focused and use their brains and good humor to work toward satisfying adult lives. This book addresses the ways in which 12 women writers use their heroines’ stories to challenge commonly held and frequently damaging notions of adolescence, femininity, and regional identity. The book begins with a chapter on sociological and literary theories of adolescent female development. This chapter also includes theoretically informed discussions of young adult fiction and Southern literature. Chapters that follow focus on adolescent heroines in the novels and autobiographies of the contemporary Southern women writers Anne Tyler, Bobbie Ann Mason, Josephine Humphreys, Dorothy Allison, Kaye Gibbons, Tina Ansa, Janisse Ray and Jill McCorkle and young adult writers Katherine Paterson, Mildred Taylor and Cynthia Voigt. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Buster Keaton

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Southern Discomfort, or A Family Affair Title card: 'Well, my
boy, you must come and see us again sometime.' And with that, the plump,
antebellum Southern gentleman seals your fate. Supper is over. It's time to go

Author: Edward McPherson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571278800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 888


'Tracing Keaton's beginnings in vaudeville and how he eventually applied that form's traits to cinema, McPherson creates an excellent portrait of a formidable talent, also addressing the private demons that accelerated his eventual slide.' Empire 'The author, rather like his subject, has the knack of sketching a poignant moment using minimum of sentimental flannel.' Sunday Telegraph 'McPherson wins one over because of his loving fan's attention to, and lively evocation of, the core of Keaton's achievement.' Telegraph 'Graceful and charming... McPherson's account is animated by the same sort of colour and vitality as Buster's best work.' Scotsman

Benjamin Elijah Mays Schoolmaster of the Movement

“To Form a More Perfect Union: The Moral Example of Southern Baptist Thought
and Education, 1890–1920.” Religion and American Culture 8 (2) (1998): 179–
204. Hewitt, Nancy A. Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida,

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807869871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 247


In this first full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894-1984), Randal Maurice Jelks chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual father." Dean of the Howard University School of Religion, president of Morehouse College, and mentor to influential black leaders, Mays had a profound impact on the education of the leadership of the black church and of a generation of activists, policymakers, and educators. Jelks argues that Mays's ability to connect the message of Christianity with the responsibility to challenge injustice prepared the black church for its pivotal role in the civil rights movement. From Mays's humble origins in Epworth, South Carolina, through his doctoral education, his work with institutions such as the National Urban League, the NAACP, and the national YMCA movement, and his significant career in academia, Jelks creates a rich portrait of the man, the teacher, and the scholar. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement is a powerful portrayal of one man's faith, thought, and mentorship in bringing American apartheid to an end.

Soldier of Aquarius

Chapter Twelve SORÍA AND SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT no V som es Sunday
October 12 , 1969 : The Fortress Prison at Soría , Regency of Spain I spent the
week following my great discovery languishing between Lerida and Zaragosa .

Author: John W. Cassell

Publisher: Inkwater Press

ISBN: 1592993206

Category: Fiction

Page: 712

View: 954



Chapter Eleven SORÍA AND SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT Sunday October 12 ,
1969 : The Fortress Prison at Soría , Regency of Spain I spent the week following
my great discovery languishing between Lerida and Zaragosa . One reason was I

Author: John W. Cassell

Publisher: Inkwater Press

ISBN: 1592991610


Page: 432

View: 898


The year is 1969... a time when the youth of America is standing up to its elder rulers... when minorities are demanding their fair share of the American pie... a time when an eternal war fought for misbegotten motives and fueled by a continuous stream of some of the most outrageous lies ever fed to a people by its leadership over the previous eight years continues to gut an entire generation... a time when the old values, the old expectations, the old imperatives are knocked flat. Seen through the eyes of 21 year old college senior John Cassell, always out of money and soon to be out of college, it is a saga of coming of age... at a time when the younger generation accepted very little of the old yardsticks and guideposts which traditionally helped that process along. Based on a true story, and the stories of others, the book follows the young man into the year 1969 as he struggles with the decisions expected of him by elders and demanded of him by life. The story leads to a factory job in the pine barrens of his native New Jersey, thence overseas, to the stimulating atmosphere of a youthful community of international wanderers in Great Britain, to an Ireland torn by age old divisions, to France, whose gendarmerie remain brooding and vengeful in the wake of the bloody Sorbonne riots of the previous year, to the Spain of General Franco, and finally to the turbulence of North Africa.

Strange Death of Labour Scotland

Radice, G. (1992), Southern Discomfort, Fabian Society. Radice, G. and Pollard,
S. (1993), More Southern Discomfort, Fabian Society. Raffe, D. (2004), 'How
Distinctive is Scottish Education?: Five Perspectives on Distinctiveness', Scottish

Author: Gerry Hassan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655571

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 878


Analyses the last 30 years of Scottish Labour, from the arrival of Thatcherism in 1979 to the aftermath of the party's defeat in the 2007.

Up Against the Wall

... they could not get their operations to run smoothly and without interference
from established authority. CHAPTER 7 Southern Diseomiorlz Tarlleels, Pelicans
, Panthers, and Police PARTLY. 248 Unjustifiable Homicides 7. Southern

Author: Curtis J. Austin

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610754446

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 705


Curtis J. Austin’s Up Against the Wall chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and finally destroyed the party as one member after another—Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley—left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. Austin shows how the party’s early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. Austin carefully highlights the internal tension between advocates of a more radical position than the Panthers took, who insisted on military confrontation with the state, and those such as Newton and David Hilliard, who believed in community organizing and alliance building as first priorities. Austin interviewed a number of party members who had heretofore remained silent. With the help of these stories, Austin is able to put the violent history of the party in perspective and show that the “survival” programs, such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and Free Health Clinics, helped the black communities they served to recognize their own bases of power and ability to save themselves.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South

(Indianapolis, 1878–1908); Nancy Hewitt, Southern Discomfort: Women's
Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s–1920s (Urbana, IL, 2001); Evelyn Brooks
Higginbotham, Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black
Baptist Church, ...

Author: Melba Porter Hay

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 715


Preeminent Kentucky reformer and women's rights advocate Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872--1920) was at the forefront of social change during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A descendant of Henry Clay and the daughter of two of Kentucky's most prominent families, Breckinridge had a remarkably varied activist career that included roles in the promotion of public health, education, women's rights, and charity. Founder of the Lexington Civic League and Associated Charities, Breckinridge successfully lobbied to create parks and playgrounds and to establish a juvenile court system in Kentucky. She also became president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, served as vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and even campaigned across the country for the League of Nations. In the first biography of Breckinridge since 1921, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New South, Melba Porter Hay draws on newly discovered correspondence and rich personal interviews with her female associates to illuminate the fascinating life of this important Kentucky activist. Deftly balancing Breckinridge's public reform efforts with her private concerns, Hay tells the story of Madeline's marriage to Desha Breckinridge, editor of the Lexington Herald, and how she used the match to her advantage by promoting social causes in the newspaper. Hay also chronicles Breckinridge's ordeals with tuberculosis and amputation, and emotionally trying episodes of family betrayal and sex scandals. Hay describes how Breckinridge's physical struggles and personal losses transformed her from a privileged socialite into a selfless advocate for the disadvantaged. Later as vice president of the National American Women Suffrage Association, Breckinridge lobbied for Kentucky's ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. While devoting much of her life to the woman suffrage movement on the local and national levels, she also supported the antituberculosis movement, social programs for the poor, compulsory school attendance, and laws regulating child labor. In bringing to life this extraordinary reformer, Hay shows how Breckinridge championed Kentucky's social development during the Progressive Era.

Entangled by White Supremacy

For a recent work on multiracial women's activism, see Hewett, Southern
Discomfort. Hewett examines black, white, and Latin women in Tampa. 42.J.
Johnson, Southern Ladies, New Women, 50–53; Charleston Messenger, 5 July
1919. 43.

Author: Janet G. Hudson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813138978

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 364


Despite its significance in world and American history, the World War I era is seldom identified as a turning point in southern history, as it failed to trigger substantial economic, political, or social change in the South. Yet in 1917, black and white reformers in South Carolina saw their world on the brink of momentous change. In a state politically controlled by a white minority, the war era incited oppositional movements. As South Carolina's economy benefited from the war, white reformers sought to use their newfound prosperity to better the state's education system and economy and to provide white citizens with a better standard of living. Black reformers, however, channeled the feelings of hope instilled by a war that would "make the world safe for democracy" into efforts that challenged the structures of the status quo. In Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I--era South Carolina, historian Janet G. Hudson examines the complex racial and social dynamics at play during this pivotal period of U.S. history. With critical study of the early war mobilization efforts, public policy debates, and the state's political culture, Hudson illustrates how the politics of white supremacy hindered the reform efforts of both white and black activists. The World War I period was a complicated time in South Carolina -- an era of prosperity and hope as well as fear and anxiety. As African Americans sought to change the social order, white reformers confronted the realization that their newfound economic opportunities could also erode their control. Hudson details how white supremacy formed an impenetrable barrier to progress in the region. Entangled by White Supremacy explains why white southerners failed to construct a progressive society by revealing the incompatibility of white reformers' twin goals of maintaining white supremacy and achieving progressive reform. In addition, Hudson offers insight into the social history of South Carolina and the development of the state's crucial role in the civil rights era to come.