Memoir Reasons Why I Left the Amish Community HB

So I stopped for a minute to figure out what could be my next plan. There were a couple older barns that he had at his place. One of them had been out behind his house, which was a smaller barn. There was a bigger barn to the right of ...

Author: Sam Miller

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1639373152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

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Memoir: Reasons Why I Left the Amish Community (HB) By: Sam Miller From daily routines, customs, and beliefs to weddings and funeral services and more, learn about the Amish community through the eyes of someone who lived it. In Memoir: Reasons Why I Left the Amish Community, Sam Miller shares his experiences, both good and bad, growing up as Swartzentruber Amish, one of the strictest Amish religions, and explains his difficult decision to leave.

Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy

Out Behind The Barn ' is typical of a rural upbringing . " -Boudleaux Bryant OUT BEHIND THE BARN by Boudleaux Bryant My pappy used to tan my hide out behind the barn He taught me to be dignified out behind the barn But when he took his ...

Author: Dorothy Horstman



Category: Music

Page: 480

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"This is the definitive country music book." "Here are the lyrics to virtually every country song that matters, from "Your Cheatin' Heart" to "Stand By Your Man" to "Friends In Low Places," with comments on each song by the artist who wrote it, or a friend or heir. The list of contributors reads like all-star night in Nashville. Loretta Lynn tells how "Coal Miner's Daughter" came out of here own experience, while Mary Chapin Carpenter reveals that the inspiration for "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" came from watching a Geritol commercial. Audrey Williams talks about her husband, Hank. Maybelle Carter remembers A. P. Carter. Kris Kristofferson, Gene Autry, Alan Jackson, Roy Acuff, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Dolly Parton, and countless others speak for themselves." "This book is divided into fifteen categories, including Songs of Home, Lost and Unrequited Love, Traveling, Prison, and Cowboy songs. Each section begins with a short essay by Dorothy Horstman, country music scholar and song-writer. Also included is a complete bibliography and a discography which leads you to classic recordings of all the songs in the book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Girl with the Chicken House Pony

“What am I seeing out there?” she asked. Sure enough, there was a curl of smoke rising up from behind the barn. She raced to the phone and called the fire department. “Something's burning out behind ...

Author: Doris Anderson

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480822825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

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Twelve-year-old Annie Thompson used to be friendly and cheerful. She loved her home in Southern California, and she loved school. Now Annie has a secret--one that makes her feel shamed and all alone. When she was nine, an older boy named Lonny molested her more than once, threatening to kill her and her parents if she told. Now in seventh grade, Annie is withdrawn, suspicious, and depressed. Her parents don’t understand where the girl they once knew has gone, and she can’t tell them. It was her fault, she tells herself. Kids at school sense she’s in pain, and they bully her. And then, Precious, a six-year-old brown-and-white Welsh pony with a white star on her forehead, appears in Annie’s life. The pony, too, despite the neglect it has received, is a survivor. Together, Annie and Precious embark on a journey that takes them both to a better place.

Raisin Cane in Appalachia

Out behind the Barn: “My pappy used to tan my hide, out behind the barn. He taught me how to be dignified, out behind the barn. but when he took his strap to me, and turned me down across his knee, he sure did hurt my dignity, ...

Author: David Osborne

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466988339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 574

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Author David Osborne has brought to life the difficult experiences and carefree joys of growing up in Appalachia. The family consisted of thirteen children plus Mom and Dad, and they lived on the old home place that the family referred to simply as The Holler. The children worked tirelessly alongside their father, Steve, and mother, Thelma, to coaxor perhaps forcea living from the hills and the small amount of level land that they called a farm. We all had full-time, yearlong jobs, Osborne remembers. The kinds of work that we did often varied from season to season, but the work itself was always there. Osbornes ancestors, having come from Southwest Virginia through Pike County, Kentucky, and settling in Southern Ohio, always lived a difficult life. There was hunting and fishing, hog killing, cane grinding, and plowing the rocky land to raise a garden. His grandfather was always full of hair-raising stories and tall tales that would curl your toes. He knew that all his ancestors were not thoroughbreds, and he also knew that some could have been considered nags, so he knew that the tall tales were not far from the truth. Life was not always about work because above all, there were the children and their attempts to have fun. Through their relentless efforts by the rambunctious, irrepressible, and in many cases, irresponsible children to amuse themselves, they played as hard as they worked. They survived in spite of everything life could throw against them. These were simpler times when the family grew up. There were no phones or television sets in the house. They had no electricity or running water, therefore making the outhouse a significant part of their lives. Those that grew up during this time will remember and may linger a moment to compare their lives with the events and situations in this book. Some may tend to look back fondly at the memories, but just keep in mind that there were many memories that we all would just as soon forget

The Stories of Erskine Caldwell

With the coffee can in one hand and the spade over his shoulder, he disappeared out of sight behind the barn. It was not until almost ten minutes had passed that Dessie realized what Waldo was doing behind the barn.

Author: Erskine Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453217169

Category: Fiction

Page: 664

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Short stories about the twentieth-century South by the national bestselling author of Tobacco Road. Author of some of the most widely banned fiction of the twentieth century, Erskine Caldwell had a talent for striking a nerve. In this collection of nearly one hundred stories, the full depth and scope of his talent is on display, including his trademark biting satire as well as his skill at rendering deeply moving portraits of his native South. In a career that spanned over six decades, Caldwell produced stories that serve to document a changing society, from the dehumanizing trials of the Great Depression through the transformative battle to desegregate the South. Taken together, his short fiction reveals a voice that remains essential for readers hoping to understand the American experience. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

Immoral Jonathan Stride Book 1

It got so bad that there was even a secret signup sheet passed around school, to make sure there weren't too many people parked out behind the barn at anyone time. Heather's first sexual experience had been out at the barn, ...

Author: Brian Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755381793

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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In a moral world... murder is the ultimate crime... Brian Freeman, author of Thief River Falls and The Voice Inside, weaves obsession, sex and revenge into a story that will grip you with vivid characters and shocking plot twists from the first page to the last. The bestselling Immoral is sure to enthral fans of Michael Connelly and Karin Slaughter. 'Breaktakingly real... page-turning psychological suspense' Jeffery Deaver In Duluth, Minnesota, a young woman, Rachel Stoner, has gone missing. Cop Jonathan Stride, a sharply focused detective despite the stresses of his troubled personal life, is quick to suspect her stepfather of murder. And yet, he has his doubts. Even for a man accustomed to power, the accused seems remarkably convinced he'll go free. Could he be telling the truth? While Stride endeavours to make sense of the conflicting pieces of evidence, a young woman's body lies half-buried deep in the woods. But if it's not the body of Rachel, where is the missing girl? Is she dead, or is the terrible, unexpected fate that awaits Graeme Stoner one he does not deserve? In this dark, involving mystery, nothing is as it seems, and readers will be gripped to the very last page as the shocking truth gradually emerges. What readers are saying about Immoral: 'Fast-paced and plenty of action - he had me guessing up to the final pages. A first rate thriller' 'If you like crime fiction, especially the novels that really twist your mind in knots while you try to figure out what's going on, then you need to buy Immoral' 'The facets of the book are beautifully drawn into vivid creations as the story progresses and the drama of the investigation is only emphasised by the brilliantly timed flashbacks. I wanted to re-read it straight away!'

The Secret Lives of Chickens

Groups of rats left from the back of the barn every evening just before dusk, so after supper some family members and friends relaxed out behind the barn with twenty-twos, visiting, and dispatching rats. For a month or so this was an ...

Author: Sunny Franson

Publisher: Art and Nature

ISBN: 0985510978

Category: Pets

Page: 154

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"The Secret Lives of Chickens" does not describe how to raise chickens but rather how chickens live their lives, what their own society is like, what they do in their day-to-day living, their generally contented and happy approach to life, their many wiles, and more. Chickens are much more than we generally assume them to be. They are clever and they outsmart us all the time. What they do, and the situations in which they find themselves, can be humorous, and warm, and friendly. "The Secret Lives of Chickens" is a pleasant, easy to read book. This second edition of the hardcover book has been re-formatted from 10x8 to 8x10, some of the many photos have been spruced up a bit, but otherwise the content is the same.

Corruption at the Crossroad

“I think I see a building over there,” Mark said, crouching behind a tree and pointing off to his right. ... then followed a pace or two behind Mark as they moved in a direction that would take them out behind the barn.

Author: Raymond Benson

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction


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More than 160 short stories from bestselling and award-winning authors. This volume will introduce you to horror, mystery, fantasy and thrills, from the dark worlds of Lovecraft to the cutting-edge suspense of the mean streets of the cities of the world. This monster collection speaks in the voices of some of today's leading masters of the short story, with something certain to appeal to every reader. Find a new creative voice to follow. Find a new world to love. An amazing wealth of fiction and imagination. Included in Corruption at the Crossroad: 12+1: Twelve Short Thrillers And A Play — Raymond Benson The Devil Made Me Do It Again And Again — Paul Dale Anderson Seeing Red — David J. Schow Bedbugs — Rick Hautala Destinations Unknown — Gary Braunbeck The Call Of Distant Shores — David Niall Wilson Falling Idols — Brian Hodge In The End, Only Darkness — Monica J O'Rourke 13: A Collection Of Horror And Weird Fiction — Michael Boatman Vapors: The Essential G. Wayne Miller Fiction, Vol. 2 — G. Wayne Miller Scars And Other Distinguishing Marks — Richard Christian Matheson

Scenarios II

The inmates run triumphantly to the barn. At that moment the steering wheel is dislodged by a jerk of ... Tiny Chaparro grabs a skinny mule that has been staked out behind the barn. The mule is nibbling on some dethorned fleshy cactus ...

Author: Werner Herzog

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 145295755X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The second in a series: the master filmmaker’s prose scenarios for four of his notable films On the first day of editing Fata Morgana, Werner Herzog recalls, his editor said: “With this kind of material we have to pretend to invent cinema.” And this, Herzog says, is what he tries to do every day. In this second volume of his scenarios, the peerless filmmaker’s genius for invention is on clear display. Written in Herzog’s signature fashion—more prose poem than screenplay, transcribing the vision unfolding before him as if in a dream—the four scenarios here (three never before translated into English) reveal an iconoclastic craftsman at the height of his powers. Along with his template for the film poem Fata Morgana (1971), this volume includes the scenarios for Herzog’s first two feature films, Signs of Life (1968) and Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970), along with the hypnotic Heart of Glass (1976). In a brief introduction, Herzog describes the circumstances surrounding each scenario, inviting readers into the mysterious process whereby one man’s vision becomes every viewer’s waking dream.

The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon

Just kept walking through the barn , to behind the barn , to the buffalo . I walked out the back door where the moon was . Where the square pen was . Where the barbed wire was . In the moonlight , out behind America's barn , in the pen ...

Author: Tom Spanbauer

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802136633

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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A shocking novel of the American West follows a halfIndian bisexual boy on a journey of selfdiscovery that will take him back to his origins, where he witnesses brutality beyond his comprehension. Reprint.