Best Regional American Literature Criticism Books

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1. The Cost of Citizenship: A Family's Battle Against Persecution and Sacrifices for Freedom

Author: by Andrés Gamboa Barrera
Published at: Andres Gamboa Barrera (March 7, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1736804711

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“This book is much more than our family’s legacy; it is a narrative that gives us an immersive experience that allows us to better understand loyalty, compassion, perseverance, and the true purpose of family. It gives us the opportunity to gain a new perspective on the challenges that migrant families face and therefore reminds us of the importance of gratitude.

The stories of the strangers that helped us along the way will give you an emotional reminder of how beautiful humanity can be. Regardless of why you decided to pick up this book, I hope that leads you to a renewed sense of pride and love for your own family.

I know you will enjoy reliving this journey with us.” -Daniel Gamboa Barrera

2. In The Year 2020

Author: by Dani Quattrone
Published at: Independently published (November 19, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8695871821

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“In The Year 2020” is a fictional children’s book that takes place in Lucia, an animal world , where the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic serves as a catalyst to bring everyone together to work on eradicating the virus and solving many of the other pressing issues that our world is facing.

This ultimately leads to a better, healthier world. It is filled with colorful, beautiful, detailed, and captivating illustrations that are perfect for children of every age group. This story may take place in animal world, but its message is sure to inspire anyone who reads it that working to make our planet a safe, inclusive, and happy home for us all is always worth it!

The sound of laughter,the sight of togetherness,the taste of love,the feeling of hope,now fills up our world.

3. So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

Author: by Maureen Corrigan
Published at: Back Bay Books; Illustrated edition (May 12, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0316230063

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The “Fresh Air” book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby – “The Great American Novel we all think we’ve read, but really haven’t.” Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it’s now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions.

But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald’s masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power.

Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great – and utterly unusual – So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel’s hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby ‘s surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a “classic,” and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender.

4. Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground

Author: by Richard Pérez Seves
Published at: Schiffer; 1st edition (October 15, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0764355424

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WINNER: 2018 Foreword INDIES AwardThe illustrated story of Eric Stanton and the rise of American fetish art, featuring Steve Ditko, Bettie Page, John Willie, Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Leonard Burtman, Edward Mishkin, and Gene Bilbrew. With over 400 rare images and personal photos.

Includes illustrated Collector’s Guide, plus full Index. BOOK DESCRIPTION: Tracing the rise of commercial fetish art from its shadowy beginnings in the 1940s to its acceptance in the 1970s, this illustrated biography explores the unconventional life and art of Eric Stanton, a pioneering sexual fantasist who helped shape the movement.

With more than 400 rare images and interviews with Stanton’s family and closest associates, this biography chronicles the infamous circle of patrons, publishers, and cult icons populating his subterranean world, including Irving Klaw, John Willie, Bettie Page, Steve Ditko, and Gene Bilbrew.

It is the untold, secret history of a misunderstood culture, the abuses of government authority, social intolerance, and gangsters. But above all, it is a tale about survival against all odds and an artist who had the courage to stay true to himself.

5. The Awakening (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: by Kate Chopin
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Third edition (July 28, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0393617313

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I have used the Norton Critical Editions since graduate school. As a teacher of high-school literature, I find them to be excellent resources for the study of various novels, plays, etc.”Brooke Gifford, Vincent Middle High SchoolThis Norton Critical Edition includes: The annotated text of Kate Chopin’s modernist novel of marital infidelity, set in New Orleans and Grande Isle, Louisiana.

A preface, a critical essay, and explanatory annotations by Margo Culley. Essays by acclaimed Chopin biographers Per Seyersted and Emily Toth, An Etiquette/Advice Book Sampler with selections from the conduct books of the period, and contemporary perspectives on womanhood, motherhood, and marriage.

Forty-five reviews and interpretive essays on The Awakening spanning three centuries. A Chronology of Chopin’s life and work and an updated Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers.

6. Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West

Author: by William McKeen
Published at: University Press of Florida; Reprint edition (September 6, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0813062310

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A tall but telescopic-sight-true tale of Hunter Thompson, Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and a large cavorting cast running around with sand in their shoes at ground zero for lust and greed and most of the other deadly sins’: Key West.

Tom Wolfe An engrossing tell-all in which Key West’s most notable residents struggle to find sanity, sobriety and a place to call home. Kirkus Reviews A necessary read for fans of Florida fiction or any of the figures included here, as well as for those traveling to Key West.

Library Journal McKeen’s portrait of Key West as a onetime bohemian utopia and hotspot is atmospheric, and … His anecdotes are absorbing. Publishers Weekly A romp … A rollicking chronicle of the musicians, artists, writers and filmmakers who created a vibrant if nihilistic scene in the 1970s.Deft storytelling …

A good story about good times (and bad). Wall Street Journal Only enhances the appeal of the Conch Republic … A tale of the island’s famous personalities that flows as easily as an ocean breeze. Orlando Sentinel Make McKeen’s tale your next trip to the island.

7. Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History (Huzzah Publishing)

Author: by Miantae Metcalf McConnell
Published at: Huzzah Publishing (September 20, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0997877007

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O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” February 2018AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY1885 – 1914 Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year-old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific.

Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.

She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for the stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub-zero blizzards to improve the lives of missionaries, homesteaders and Indians and, in the process, her own.

After weathering wolf attacks, wagon crashes and treacherous conspiracies by scoundrels, local politicians and the state’s first Catholic bishop, Mary Fields creates another daring plan. An avid patriot, she is determined to register for the vote.The price is high.

8. Illustrated Would You Rather?: Jokes and Game Book for Children Age 5-11 (Silly Kids and Family Scenarios)

Author: by Dr. Shh
Published at: Independently published (January 18, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1794316065

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Looking for a perfect gift book with JOKES, SECRET GAME, AND ILLUSTRATIONS?Here you go! Would you rather swim faster than a shark; or speak in the voice of any person; or have a magical giant flying dragon; or create an odd superheroBroccoliman?

With this book, the options are limitless. Boys and girls of all ages love miracles. This book is full of magical creatures. Among them are dinosaurs, giant sea monsters, weird beasts, smart, friendly, and rare animals. The main hero of this book tries unusual hobbies, breaks sports records, visits remote countries, tastes strange meals, solves dangerous puzzles, and finds himself in the shoes of his favorite cartoon characters.

As kids choose WOULD YOU RATHER crazy scenarios, they’re sure to get the giggles! Moreover, every silly joke in this book is hilariously illustrated! Many kids of age from 5 to 11 years old enjoy coming up with their variations of these scenarios.

It helps them to improve logical reasoning skills, skyrocket creativity, and develop a brilliant sense of humor. There are many important life lessons in the YES or NO Crazy Questions Game. At the same time, silly riddles and questions are extremely funny, especially because they are related to scenarios from the beginning of the book.

9. Everything We Lose: A Civil War Novel of Hope, Courage and Redemption

Author: by Annette Oppenlander
Published at: Oppenlander Enterprises LLC; 1st edition (February 17, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0997780079

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“Oppenlander’s rich, gritty descriptions are a joy to read. Her touching story moves along quickly, but will keep you in suspense until the final pages.” -Historical Novel Society”I highly recommend this historical book for all Civil War fans but also for those who just enjoy a good human story that will make you smile and cry.” Readers’ Favorite Five Stars”I fell in love with this book.” -Our Town Book Reviews”…

A well-deserved 5+ stars.” -Locks, Hooks and Books “… Full of rich details…” -Books Direct “… Dramatic twists did make me think of some of those grand tales like North and South and Gone with the Wind…” -Andy’s Young Adult Books “An entertaining read for those who love historical fiction.” -Nancy Fraser, Award Winning AuthorTwo friends-one black, one white.

Torn apart by an attack gone wrong. One escapes into war, the other is sold into slavery. Told from alternating viewpoints, one black and one white, Surviving the Fatherland author Annette Oppenlander delivers another stunning historical tale set against the epic backdrop of the American Civil War-a breathtaking examination of the power of hope and friendship, and the endurance of the human spirit to find a way home.Tennessee, 1861.

10. Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul

Author: by Barry Andrews
Published at: University of Massachusetts Press; First edition (October 18, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1625342935

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American Transcendentalism is often seen as a literary movementa flowering of works written by New England intellectuals who retreated from society and lived in nature. In Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul, Barry M. Andrews focuses on a neglected aspect of this well-known group, showing how American Transcendentalists developed rich spiritual practices to nurture their souls and discover the divine.

The practices are common and simpleamong them, keeping journals, contemplation, walking, reading, simple living, and conversation. In approachable and accessible prose, Andrews demonstrates how Transcendentalism’s main thinkers, Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and others, pursued rich and rewarding spiritual lives that inspired them to fight for abolition, women’s rights, and education reform.

In detailing these everyday acts, Andrews uncovers a wealth of spiritual practices that could be particularly valuable today, to spiritual seekers and religious liberals.

11. Geography Workbook for Kids: 50 US States Activity Book – Word Scrambles & Matches, Population, Maps, Capitals, Biggest Cities, State Mammals, Birds and Flowers

Author: by Junior Press
Published at: Independently published (December 1, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8574860731

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Discover amazing facts about all fifty states. You will get to know the largest cities, populations, famous people from given states as well as the highest peaks, capitals and interesting facts. A great workbook for everyone interested in geography and those who want to know more about the United States.

Learn safely at home. Geography Workbook Features :100 special designed pages Sized at 8. 5″ X 11″.Full color MATTE cover for an elegant, professional look and feel. Flexible soft cover paperback. High-quality paperPlace for your notes Pages contain:FactsWord scramblesWord matchesSign the picturesFill the empty spaces in sentences.

12. Balm in Gilead: A Theological Dialogue with Marilynne Robinson (Wheaton Theology Conference Series)

Author: by Timothy Larsen
Published at: IVP Academic (April 2, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0830853182

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Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist Marilynne Robinson is one of the most eminent public intellectuals in America today. In addition to literary elegance, her trilogy of novels (Gilead, Home, and Lila) and her collections of essays offer probing meditations on the Christian faith.

Many of these reflections are grounded in her belief that the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformer John Calvin still deserves a hearing in the twenty-first century. This volume, based on the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference, brings together the thoughts of leading theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders who engaged in theological dialogue with Robinson’s published workand with the author herself.

13. I Love Being Me, Uniquely Me!

Author: by Karlene J Froling
Published at: Kay's Heart, LLC (June 29, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1732189553

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What our children SAY to themselves may either EMPOWER or DEVALUE them. I Love Being Me, Uniquely Me! Is NOT just another I AM affirmation children’s book. It is the experience children need to MOTIVATE, ENCOURAGE, and SPEAK LIFE to themselves as they grow to love themselves.

I love being me and I think you’ll agree, someone sweeter than me you’ll not find. If you search high and low, you surely will see, just one mespecial, loving, and kind. It shows the splendor of diversity and seeing the beauty in each other.

Although we are different, we’re really the samePerfectly made, every inch of our frame. Your children will learn to SAY statements that empower and inspire them to be their best selves. Your children will learn that it’s okay to make mistakes.

I hold my head high and although I may fall, I always get up and I keep walking tall. Yes, sometimes I stumble, and it’s okay. It makes me feel stronger to face the next day. BUY THIS BOOK NOW and get the eBook FREE.

14. The Federalist Papers: Complete Collection of 85 essays Written in Favor of the New Constitution

Author: by Publius
Published at: Independently published (December 27, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1651975176

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The Federalist, commonly known as The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 written essays. They appeared between October 1787 and May 1788 in various publications as a way to convince New Yorkers of the need to ratify the United States Constitution. The Federalist Papers was the mastermind of Alexander Hamilton well known for his multilayered works in establishing many of the principles of the United States.

Hamilton recruited the assistance of James Madison and John Jay to assist in the writings of the various 85 essays. Collectively they used the nom de plume “Publius” for various reasons. The principle reason was to avoid ad hominem attacks to and from Governor Clinton who pushed against the Constitution.

Hamilton’s methods and presentations within the Federalist Papers were considered superior to his own plans for the Constitution in the Philadelphia convention. These collective essays are largely considered some of the greatest contributions to the literature regarding federalism, democracy and Western political leanings of the late 1700’s.

15. Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America

Author: by Ivan Doig
Published at: Mariner Books; First edition (October 20, 1982)
ISBN: 978-0156972154

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The author of This House of Sky provides a magnificent evocation of the Pacific Northwest through the diaries of James Gilchrist Swan, a settler of the region. Doig fuses parts of the Swan diaries with his own journal.