Kindred

Author: Octavia Butler

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083704

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128622

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 7169

Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
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Kindred and Clan in the Middle Ages and After

A Study in the Sociology of the Teutonic Races

Author: Bertha Surtees Phillpotts

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 302

View: 9745

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Kindred

Author: Tammar Stein

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375896255

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3232

The first time I meet an angel, it is Raphael and I am eighteen. Miriam is an unassuming college freshman stuck on campus after her spring break plans fall through. She's not a religious girl--when pressed she admits reluctantly to believing in a higher power. Truth be told, she's about as comfortable speaking about her faith as she is about her love life, which is to say, not at all. And then the archangel Raphael pays Miriam a visit, and she finds herself on a desperate mission to save two of her contemporaries. To top it all off, her twin brother, Mo, has also had a visitation, but from the opposite end of the good-evil spectrum, which leaves Miriam to wonder--has she been blessed and her brother cursed or vice versa? And what is the real purpose behind her mission? From the Hardcover edition.
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Kindred

A Childhood Lost

Author: F. Broxton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595358632

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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I asked myself why I came here to this wretched place. Why did I surround myself with death, insanity and decay? Like everyone else who dwelled there, I had been discarded. I had no choice, nowhere else to go. Kindred is a literary portrait of the difficulties author Fatimah Broxton faced as a young girl who grows up feeling like an outsider in her own family. The product of a drug-addicted biological mother and a ruthless adopted mother, differences in bloodlines and emotional sensibilities make for the near destruction of a fragile girl's self-esteem. A childhood filled with abuse leads to eating disorders, nightmares, and thoughts of suicide. The only bright spot in her life is the happy, sweet, and, above all, religious grandmother, who brings some sense of normalcy. From being beaten with broom handles and whipped with the branches of a forsythia bush to becoming a talented young writer, Broxton's life makes for a chaotic blend of self-hatred, emotional longing, and an unexplainable will to triumph. The stories in Kindred illuminate the miracle of the human capability to love and forgive despite the brutal treatment from the one person Broxton loves most-her mother.
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Kindred

The ground-breaking masterpiece

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147221482X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 8999

Octavia E. Butler's 1979 masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing. With an original foreword by Ayòbámi Adébáyò. 'One of the most significant literary artists of the 20th century' Junot Diaz '[Her] evocative, often troubling, novels explore far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human' New York Times In 1976, Dana dreams of being a writer. In 1815, she is assumed a slave. When Dana first meets Rufus on a Maryland plantation, he's drowning. She saves his life - and it will happen again and again. Neither of them understands his power to summon her whenever his life is threatened, nor the significance of the ties that bind them. And each time Dana saves him, the more aware she is that her own life might be over before it's even begun. Octavia E. Butler's ground-breaking masterpiece is the extraordinary story of two people bound by blood, separated by so much more than time. What readers are saying about KINDRED: 'It was written in 1979 but could have been written last year. Incredible. I couldn't put it down' 'The narrator is us - we see the abomination and humiliation of slavery not through a slave's eyes, but our modern-day eyes, and it makes it all the more powerful' 'A must-read for everyone' 'Emotionally and viscerally alive and challenging. I don't know how I missed it before now'
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Kindred: Immortals

Author: David Kammerer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452058849

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4202

The Kindred vampires are not like those of human folklore. They are not evil. They were once a powerful race but in this time they are on the brink of extinction. The last survivor of the Kindred race roamed the world for decades in search of a young man who was to be the savior of the Kindred vampires. This young man was named Steel. One night after a brutal fight with agents of an ancient organization of vampire hunters, the old Kindred vampire found Steel and told him of his destiny. Steel accepted and became the first vampire of the new Kindred race. It was now he who would preserve his kind and he began expanding his people with his closest friends. He told them what had happened and they all eagerly agreed to join him, becoming the first Kindred clan of the new race. They lived for decades the lives that humans dream about. Then, one night the demise of the old race found the new and the vampire hunters killed some of the clan, including Steel’s only true love. Steel vowed to preserve his race, now he vows his revenge.
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Kindred

Go After Something Worth Pursuing

Author: Bradley C. Bridgens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465315225

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3807

Kindred is a story about young love, adoption, betrayal and the pursuit of life-long dreams and the embracing of destiny. Emi DeLandry and Phoenix Arington appear to be like any other teenagers in Southern California. They have loving and supportive families; a close group of friends and very comfortable lives with the world at their feet. Like any other person their age, Emi and Phoenix desire to find that One person who they know they are destined to be with. It is a search that both of them actively pursue, night after night, as they release their thoughts and emotions into the atmosphere. But these two teenagers are anything but normal. Out of the millions of people on Earth, they have been gifted with unique and powerful abilities; allowing them to do things that others only dream about. With these abilities comes a unique bond and a love that is deeper than what is read of in Shakespearean literature, and stronger than that of any television soap operait can only be described as destiny. Upon meeting, Emi, a telepath and Phoenix, an empath are almost instantly drawn into each others worlds. And although they can read the thoughts and emotions of those around them, they fail to know the deepest desires of one another. As time goes by they discover each other, as well as the remarkable abilities that they both possess. All seems good and well, as the two teens fall in love and begin a new, passionate and exciting chapter of their lives. But amongst all the excitement of adolescent love, their lives are about to take a very unexpected turn. Unbeknown to them, there is an enemy out therean agency, which operates within the government and exists under a constant cloud of secrecy, ridding the world of anyone who possesses supernatural powers...and they have set their sights upon the young lovers. All Emi and Phoenix have are their instincts and abilities, as they are forced to leave their comfortable lives behind, in an attempt to stay alive and out of harms way. The only means of assistance is being provided from a distance by those closest to them. The two gifted teenagers are thrust into a world where deception and treachery has previously ruled everyday life, and where survival is crucial, no matter what the circumstances. Along the way they encounter Manny and Adelene, two people who also possess extraordinary abilities and share a common conviction, regarding the enemy. As Manny and Adelene have been in the game longer than their young counterparts, they know the ropes and are aware of the agencys methods. They then take it upon themselves to mentor Phoenix and Emi as the four of them prepare for one final conflict. Their lives and the lives of those they love are on the line, as the war begins between those who are ordinary and those who are supernaturally adept.
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Kindred Hands

Letters on Writing by British and American Women Authors, 1865-1935

Author: Jennifer Cognard-Black,Elizabeth MacLeod Walls

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587296624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

View: 5675

Kindred Hands, a collection of previously unpublished letters by women writers, explores the act and art of writing from diverse perspectives and experiences. The letters illuminate such issues as authorship, aesthetics, collaboration, inspiration, and authorial intent. By focusing on letters that deal with authorship, the editors reveal a multiplicity of perspectives on female authorship that would otherwise require visits to archives and special collections. Representing some of the most important female writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including transatlantic correspondents, women of color, canonical writers, regional writers, and women living in the British empire, Kindred Hands will enliven scholarship on a host of topics, including reception theory, feminist studies, social history, composition theory, modernism, and nineteenth-century studies. Moreover, because it represents previously unpublished primary sources, the collection will initiate new discussions on race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and gender with an eye to writing at the turn of the twentieth century. The Writers Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mary Cholmondeley, Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright [George Egerton], Rhoda Broughton, Marie Corelli, Rebecca Harding Davis, Mary Abigail Dodge [Gail Hamilton], Jessie Redmon Fauset, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary St. Leger Kingsley Harrison [Lucas Malet], Annesley Kenealy, Palma Pederson, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Henrietta Stannard, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rosamund Marriott Watson [Graham R. Tomson]
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Kindred

A Family Portrait

Author: Monica E. Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440104301

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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What do we think of when we hear the word “family”? Perhaps brothers and sisters, mother, father, cousins are brought to mind. In the strictest sense, of course these are all family members. But the bond goes much deeper than that. Families share a common ancestry or beginning which is not limited to people. Man has always had a strong connection with nature. It is the first thing we think of when we want to get away from life’s trials. But, perhaps it is not that we want to get away so much as it is our need to find familiarity, likeness, comfort and acceptance. In nature we find all these things and more: beauty, strength and power, giving and yes, the blemished as well—all things we see in each other. It’s like looking into a mirror. In Kindred—A Family Portrait, Monica Smith poignantly makes the connection between man and nature, completing the circle of our ancestry. You will never again see a tree as “just” a tree.
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Kindred Spirits

Author: Sarah Strohmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101532263

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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After one fateful PTA meeting, four young mothers—Lynne, Mary Kay, Beth, and Carol—discovered they had more in common than they ever thought possible. Meeting once a month, the women would share laughs and secrets, toasting to their blossoming friendship with the clink of their sacred martini glasses. Two years later, when Lynne passes away suddenly, she leaves behind one simple request: that her old friends sort through her belongings. The women reunite to rummage through her closets, and buried deep within Lynne’s lingerie drawer, they find an envelope addressed to their little society… Inside is a letter that reveals Lynn’s shocking secret and last wish, sending the women on a life-changing journey that will reveal to them that nothing is more powerful than the will of a true girlfriend—and a good, strong martini.
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Kindred Spirits

How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way we Live

Author: Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M., M.S.

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767911369

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 4911

Treating animals just as any healer would treat human beings, Allen Schoen has become one of America’s most celebrated veterinarians. Kindred Spirits shares the transformative power of his remarkable methods, explores how alternative healing is revolutionizing his profession, and, in the tradition of James Herriot, shares heartwarming stories of animals and their caretakers who have deeply enriched each other’s lives. Through moving scenes–such as an ailing German shepherd who fights to stay alive so he can assist and comfort his ailing human companion–Schoen details the ways in which the human-animal bond can provide a wellspring of love and support, and outlines his own special prescription for improving the care we give our animals through adopting simple healing practices at home. A remarkable new synthesis of science and spirit, Kindred Spirits at last reveals the many ways our animal friends can help us lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Kindred

Book 1 of The Infected Saga

Author: Craig B. McDonald

Publisher: Craig B. McDonald

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 300

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After the world’s population is virtually wiped out by a viral Infection which changed people in to ravenous, contagious eating machines, Thristopher Miller roams the blasted landscape, hunting the creatures, until he discovers a little community of survivors, and a beautiful young woman with a devastating secret. Kindred is a Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi novel of approximately 71,000 words. 17 years after the world ended, Thristopher started having vivid dreams as he roamed and hunted the plains of the Midwest with his aged companion, Nan. They followed his dream west, until at last they came upon a band of seven survivors living in a cabin deep in the Rocky Mountains. There, he meets Kitt, the subject of his dreams and a capable survivor in her own right. They learn that a huge pack of the Infected is marching on their makeshift community, and that the creatures will not stop until they have killed or Infected everyone. Unbeknownst to them all, the leader of this pack is planning an unexpected family reunion at the cabin--a reunion that none of the survivors will ever forget. Can Thristopher prepare the survivors for the violent reality that's churning inexorably towards their door? And how can he even begin to build a life with Kitt when her father wants him dead or gone (or both)?
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United Kindred Spirits

Inspirational Poems and Poetic Expressions

Author: Monica Moton Williams

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477233481

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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What Occurs When United Kindred Spirits connect? They become as one in the same universe. United Kindred Spirits is a non-fictional book of poetic expressions and inspirational poems that will inspire, motivate and encourage individuals from all walks of life. This book will take you on an exciting, breath-taking and exhilarating emotional roller coaster ride of your life.. beginning with the foreword, then the book titled poem and leafing through to the end, which wraps up with yet another moving prose. These are motivational poems and poetic expressions of love, adoration,, deception, victory, hope and expectations. Once you pick up this book you will not want to put it down until you have read each page, The intensity of the writers is explosive and powerful... a true work of art. Monica and Beverly connect as “one” with their writings in this book. A book of poetry you will never ever stop thinking about.
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Kindred and Wings

Author: Philippa Ballantine

Publisher: Imagine That! Studios

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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On the back of the dragon Wahirangi, Finn the Fox flees the world he has known. As he sets out to find the brother he never knew of, he still holds in his heart the memory of the Hunter. He has denied his love for her, but he cannot deny it forever. In the halls of the Last Believers, Talyn begins to uncover her own mysteries, but her lust for the death of the Caisah is still strong and clouds her vision. She must choose her path, as the Seer of her people or as the assassin of the overlord. Meanwhile, Byre, Talyn's brother, must venture into the fiery world of the Kindred, to rebuild the pact that his ancestors made. He will risk everything he is as he forms a new pact that will change his people forever. Dragons and myths will be reborn, as the Hunter and her Fox face each other once more.
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Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care

Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions

Author: Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577319955

Category: Pets

Page: 176

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Pets are now considered family members, and at the same time, profound changes are taking place in veterinary medicine. Procedures formerly available only for people are now also options for animals, giving rise to both tougher decisions and higher costs. To help the millions of pet owners in the United States navigate this new landscape, veterinarian Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya carefully lays out the issues people may face when confronted with a pet’s health crisis and considering whether to pursue a particular treatment. She shows how each decision involves understanding the medical condition, treatment options, and potential outcomes — as well as one’s own priorities and resources. The book explores the human-animal bond; healthy living and graceful aging; understanding diagnoses and options; managing needs and expectations; and more. Delivering much needed solace and guidance, it makes this uncharted territory more manageable for the many pet caretakers wanting to do the right thing for their loved ones.
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