A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural ...
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers' Guardian Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event. The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. Cedar feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby's origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women, of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe. A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.
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Author: Jonathan Elmore
Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction's engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.
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Author: Nick Ripatrazone
Publisher: Fortress Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Longing for an Absent God unveils the powerful role of faith and doubt in the American literary tradition. Nick Ripatrazone explores how two major strands of Catholic writers--practicing and cultural--intertwine and sustain each other. Ripatrazone explores the writings of devout American Catholic writers in the years before the Second Vatican Council through the work of Flannery O'Connor, J. F. Powers, and Walker Percy; those who were raised Catholic but drifted from the church, such as the Catholic-educated Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, the convert Toni Morrison, the Mass-going Thomas Pynchon, and the ritual-driven Louise Erdrich; and a new crop of faithful American Catholic writers, including Ron Hansen, Phil Klay, and Alice McDermott, who write Catholic stories for our contemporary world. These critically acclaimed and award-winning voices illustrate that Catholic storytelling is innately powerful and appealing to both secular and religious audiences. Longing for an Absent God demonstrates the profound differences in the storytelling styles and results of these two groups of major writers--but ultimately shows how, taken together, they offer a rich and unique American literary tradition that spans the full spectrum of doubt and faith.
But while the inspirations for Erdrich's novel are clearly post-9/11 politics, issues
around reproductive rights, as well as global warming (Future Home of the Living God is set at a time in which snow is a rare occurrence), it is important to note ...
Author: Diletta De Cristofaro
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Traditional apocalyptic texts concern the advent of a better world at the end of history that will make sense of everything that happened before. But what is at stake in the contemporary shift to apocalyptic narratives in which the utopian end of time is removed? The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel offers an innovative critical model for our cultural obsession with 'the end' by focussing on the significance of time in the 21st-century post-apocalyptic novel and challenging traditional apocalyptic logic. Once confined to the genre of science fiction, the increasing popularity of end-of-the-world narratives has caused apocalyptic writing to feature in the work of some of contemporary literature's most well-known fiction writers. Considering novels by Will Self, Cormac McCarthy, David Mitchell, Emily St. John Mandel, Jeanette Winterson and others, Diletta De Cristofaro frames the contemporary apocalyptic imagination as a critique of modernity's apocalyptic conception of time and history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the book historicises apocalyptic beliefs by exploring how relentlessly they have shaped the modern world.
Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves and Louise Erdrich's Future Home of the Living God Megan E. Cannella Transgenerational trauma is mapped out in
dystopian novels in a way that cannot quite be accomplished by other mediums
Author: Kate Rose
Category: Literary Criticism
Through specific and rigorous analysis of contemporary literary texts, this book shows how writers from inside effected communities portray indigeneity, displacement, and trauma. In a world of increasing global inequality, this study aims to demonstrate how literature, and the study of it, can effect positive social change, notably in the face of global environmental, economic, and social injustice. This collection brings together a diverse and compelling array of voices from academics leading their fields around the world, to pioneer a new approach to literary analysis anchored in engagement with our changing world.
Abraham looked for a city ; God , it is said , for him and for others , has prepared a
city . What will you say of it ? So I notice , I . The great home of the future is called
a city . ... the voice of words ; " : “ But ye are come unto Mount Zion , and unto the
city of the living God , the heavenly Jerusalem , and to an innumerable company
But now they desire a better country , that is , an heavenly ; wherefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God ; for he ... but ye are come unto mount Sion , and
unto the city of the living God , the heavenly Jerusalem , and to an innumerable ...
Ye are not now come unto the mount that might be touched , and that burned with
fire , nor unto blackness , and darkness , and tempest ; but ye are come unto
mount Sion , and unto the city of the living God , the heavenly Jerusalem , and to
They lived in this hut during the week , while clearing the land for their future homes , and returned every Saturday ... All traveling on God's holy day was then
forbidden . ... There are those now living who remember his saintly bearing as he
led family devotions , standing with his hands resting upon the back of his chair .
This hundred thalers at the royal china factory led them to Berlin — the future home of when he married . ... or fifteen if Abraham Mendelssohn's gifts were not
on such an occasion . showy , he was a man of sterling character Does God exist
... fitted for that world , and in the final day it will be seen and felt by all
intelligences that it would be an act of injustice to the universe to admit that
unholy character into any other portion of God ' s dominions . ... the future home
of the saints .
Had she shot her betrayer before returning home? He could not believe it. ... “
Libby!” he shouted. “Libby!” She appeared from the living room. “Thank God!” he
exclaimed. “You're all right.” For a moment she was simply puzzled; then she
Author: William Humphrey
Publisher: Open Road Media
National Book Award Finalist: The mesmerizing saga of a Texas family torn apart by passion and pride. Twelve years after Hannah Hunnicutt was committed to a Dallas asylum, her body is brought home to northeast Texas to be buried alongside those of her husband and son. Etched on all three gravestones is the same date of death: May 28, 1939. Home from the Hill is the story of that tragic day and the dramatic events leading up to it. The biggest landowner in the county, Captain Wade Hunnicutt was a charismatic war hero whose legendary hunting skills extended to the wives of his friends and neighbors. Humiliated by her husband’s philandering, Hannah grew to despise Captain Wade but was too proud to ask for a divorce; instead, she devoted herself to her only child. Torn between his mother’s adoration and an overwhelming need to win his father’s approval, Theron tried to become his own man. And he might have succeeded if he hadn’t fallen in love with the beautiful and innocent Libby Halstead. William Humphrey’s dazzling debut novel, the inspiration for a major motion picture starring Robert Mitchum, is a masterpiece of twentieth-century American literature, as intense and thrilling as the Hunnicutts themselves. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Humphrey including rare photos form the author’s estate.
I'm living here in a cedar-paneled home while the Ark of the Covenant of God is
out there in a tent!” 2 And Nathan replied, ... For now, O Lord God, you are
speaking of future generations of my children being kings too! You speak as
though I ...
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Celebrating 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing The Living Bible as an eBook. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.
I labored over the question for some time before the Lord began to guide my
thinking in a new direction. ... the same period of time with her fiance's parents, living and working daily with her future husband's mother in that woman's home.
Author: Michael Phillips
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
Corrie returns home to California after two years working as a reporter back East during the Civil War, and begins to plan for her future by entering into an unusual contract with her prospective husband, Christopher.
'A firecracker of a novel' Madeline Miller 'Intelligent, thought-provoking, slyly satirical' Sunday Times 'About everything a book should be about: race and class, power and inequality - and it's dark and funny' Joanna Cannon 'An unsettling ...
Author: Joanne Ramos
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules... Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. There, women get the very best of everything: organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and big money. Provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby. For someone else. Jane is a young immigrant in search of a better future. Stuck living in a cramped dorm with her baby daughter and her shrewd aunt Ate, she sees an unmissable chance to change her life. But at what cost? Welcome to The Farm. 'The Handmaid's Tale of 2019' - Marie Claire 'Set to be one of the biggest books for 2019' - Stylist 'The debut to order now' - Sunday Times 'A firecracker of a novel' - Madeline Miller Chosen as a book of the summer by the Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard and Cosmopolitan
Future life A G M. knew better than he did that he is ... the hands of the living God
. " There is not not known . ... is over he goes again to his transgression and This
teaches that heaven , the home of God , to his shame . The same truth is seen ...
Leader : The Junior Church serves as a place of worship and guidance for all
young people so that the proper foundation for future church leadership may be
instilled in our youth . ... MINISTERS : My soul longeth , yea , even fainteth for the
courts of the Lord : my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God . ... I had
rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of
Dear Reader, Thank you for reading A Home for Her Family, and I hope you
enjoyed the story of opposites falling in love! ... Jack dreams of leaving it all
behind and living a life of freedom up on the mountain. ... I pray that you also
discover God's abiding love for you and that your future is blessed with every
Author: Virginia Carmichael
The Millionaire and the Mechanic Never in a hundred years does Sabrina Martinez expect to meet someone like handsome millionaire Jack Thorne—let alone find him volunteering at the Denver mission where she works. She's grown up in a humble home and is surprised an heir to a fortune could have such a kind and generous heart. But Sabrina can't let anything distract her—not even love. She's battling for custody of her nieces and there's nothing more important than that. Jack wants to help, but the divide between him and Sabrina seems impossibly wide. Can they learn to see past their differences, and give themselves a chance at true love—and a real family? Never in a hundred years does Sabrina Martinez expect to meet someone like handsome millionaire Jack Thorne—let alone find him volunteering at the Denver mission where she works. She's grown up in a humble home and is surprised an heir to a fortune could have such a kind and generous heart. But Sabrina can't let anything distract her—not even love. She's battling for custody of her nieces and there's nothing more important than that. Jack wants to help, but the divide between him and Sabrina seems impossibly wide. Can they learn to see past their differences, and give themselves a chance at true love—and a real family?