Letters from the Inside

Letters from the Inside

Author: John Marsden

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1994

Total Pages: 161

ISBN-13: 0395689856

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The relationship between two teenage girls who become acquainted through letters intensifies as their correspondence reveals some of the terrible problems of their lives.


Letters from Hollywood

Letters from Hollywood

Author: Rocky Lang

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2019-09-10

Total Pages: 364

ISBN-13: 1683356667

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Rare correspondence from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and other Hollywood luminaries from the silent film era to the 1970s. Letters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time—from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the 135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Contributors include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood. With a foreword by Peter Bogdanovitch. “This is, quite simply, one of the finest books I’ve ever read about Hollywood.” —Leonard Maltin


Letters from Yellowstone

Letters from Yellowstone

Author: Diane Smith

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2000-06-01

Total Pages: 257

ISBN-13: 1101119098

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For readers of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, and Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl, Diane Smith’s warmhearted and award-winning epistolary novel about a spunky young woman who joins a makeshift field study in Yellowstone National Park at the end of the nineteenth century “I loved this book in a way that I haven’t loved a book in some time.” —James Welch, author of Fools Crow In the spring of 1898, A. E. (Alexandria) Bartram—a spirited young woman with a love for botany—is invited to join a field study in Yellowstone National Park. The study’s leader, a mild-mannered professor from Montana, assumes she is a man, and is less than pleased to discover the truth. Once the scientists overcome the shock of having a woman on their team, they forge ahead on a summer of adventure, forming an enlightening web of relationships as they move from Mammoth Hot Springs to a camp high in the backcountry. But as they make their way collecting amid Yellowstone’s beauty, the group is splintered by differing views on science, nature, and economics. Brimming with humor, excitement, and the romance of the Yellowstone landscape, Letters from Yellowstone is a love letter to the joys of scientific discovery and America’s majestic natural beauty, as well as a thoughtful reflection on environmentalism, Native American displacement, and feminism at the dawn of a new century.


China from the Inside

China from the Inside

Author: Liam Brunt

Publisher: Springer

Published: 2017-10-25

Total Pages: 318

ISBN-13: 3319656724

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This book delivers the fascinating account of one Western family’s time living and working in China. Told through a series of letters, China from the Inside: Letters from an Economist presents insights into the society and economy of a country that is often opaque to outsiders and poorly understood. The author’s expertise as an economist, and the family’s efforts to integrate into Chinese society, furnish a vivid and unique account. It provides a valuable new perspective on the Chinese worldview, social relations and economy, as well as informed opinion on its projected economic development. Addressing issues ranging from the education system to the sustainability of economic growth, this is an accessible and engaging book that will be essential reading for all those interested in China and its future.


Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Author: Jr. Martin Luther King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2017-07-02

Total Pages: 24

ISBN-13: 9781548521943

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In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. explains why blacks can no longer be victims of inequality.


Letters from the Inside

Letters from the Inside

Author: Jorge Ramirez

Publisher:

Published: 2020-07-15

Total Pages: 177

ISBN-13:

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When Bronwyn Harris finally gets approval to visit her former third-grade student, Jorge, in prison, she doesn't know what to expect. After telling his story in her best-selling first book, Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom, Harris worries that he will be upset or angered by her portrayal of him. Instead, in a captivating series of letters between a teacher and student, he shares incredible vulnerability while providing details of his life while growing up in East Oakland. Like many kids in the neighborhood, he joins a gang and, shortly after turning eighteen, is arrested for shooting at Oakland police officers in an episode of all-too-common street violence.As a grade-schooler, Jorge had asked, "How can I learn to be good?" And in prison, he commits himself to self-improvement. "I am going to change my life and that's the truth," he writes to Harris. "I want to become a better person and not just for me but for my family also. Because I got family that needs me to be out there."Letters From the Inside reveals a glimpse of prison life that's both tragic and mundane, as Jorge provides a raw glimpse of life behind bars in California. Because of the state's "gun enhancement" laws, he's locked up until 2030 but expresses amazing optimism even as he misses life milestones and the death of his mother. When I got locked up and sentenced to nineteen years, I felt as if my life was over. I didn't care about anything. During this time I lost my mother in a fire, so I was just hurt and going through a lot of pain. I was at the lowest point of my life. But after a few years of being incarcerated, I healed a bit from losing my mom and just told myself I was going to do everything and anything to come home and to better myself as a person. That's why I'm taking advantage of all the good things being offered to me right now.


Letters from Rifka

Letters from Rifka

Author: Karen Hesse

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

Published: 2009-01-06

Total Pages: 180

ISBN-13: 1466801328

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From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. "America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair. Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.


Upstate

Upstate

Author: Kalisha Buckhanon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: 2007-04-01

Total Pages: 289

ISBN-13: 9781429902441

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"Baby, the first thing I need to know from you is do you believe I killed my father?" So begins Upstate, a powerful story told through letters between seventeen-year-old Antonio and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Natasha, set in the 1990's in New York. Antonio and Natasha's world is turned upside down, and their young love is put to the test, when Antonio finds himself in jail, accused of a shocking crime. Antonio fights to stay alive on the inside, while on the outside, Natasha faces choices that will change her life. Over the course of a decade, they share a desperate correspondence. Often, they have only each other to turn to as life takes them down separate paths and leaves them wondering if they will ever find their way back together. Startling, real, and filled with raw emotion, Upstate is an unforgettable coming-of-age story with a message of undeniable hope. Brilliant and profoundly felt, it is destined to speak to a new generation of readers.


Letters from the Looney Bin

Letters from the Looney Bin

Author: Thatcher C. Nalley

Publisher: CreateSpace

Published: 2013-07-18

Total Pages: 136

ISBN-13: 9781490988122

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In the late 1970s the Emerson Rose Asylum became completely abandoned - all the patients, doctors, staff vanished and were never seen again. The events circling this mass exodus have been one of the most baffling disappearances in history...until now. For hidden deep inside a tattered asylum mattress a stack of bundled letters were found. These letters, all addressed to the pseudonym Dr. Quill, and all written by the patients as they document the final days of the Emerson Rose Asylum.


Letters of Note

Letters of Note

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Books

Published: 2021-10-28

Total Pages: 641

ISBN-13: 1838856161

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Letters of Note, the book based on the beloved website of the same name, became an instant classic on publication in 2013, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. This new edition sees the collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters updated with fourteen riveting new missives and a new introduction from curator Shaun Usher. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.