Agnes Martin (Dia Foundation) Book Summary:
Gorgeously quiet in color and composition, Agnes Martin’s paintings have a distinctive grace that sets them apart from those of the Abstract Expressionists of her day and the Minimalist artists she inspired. Martin attributed her grid-based works to metaphysical motivations, lending a serene complexity to her oeuvre that has defied any easy categorization. Perhaps for this reason, critical and scholarly analysis of her paintings has been scarce—until now. This important new anthology brings together the most current scholarship on Martin’s paintings by twelve multidisciplinary essayists who consider various aspects of the artist’s four-decade career. Organized by Dia Art Foundation, whose extensive holdings of Martin’s paintings and ambitions to support in-depth research on the works are unparalleled, the publication brings renewed focus and energy to Martin’s career and her contributions to the art historical narrative.
The Star Garden: A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner Book Summary:
From the bestselling author of These Is My Words comes this exhilarating follow-up to the beloved Sarah's Quilt. In the latest diary entries of pioneer woman Sarah Agnes Prine, Nancy E. Turner continues Sarah's extraordinary story as she struggles to make a home in the Arizona Territory.It is winter 1906, and nearing bankruptcy after surviving drought, storms, and the rustling of her cattle, Sarah remains a stalwart pillar to her extended family. Then a stagecoach accident puts in her path three strangers who will change her life.In sickness and in health, neighbor Udell Hanna remains a trusted friend, pressing for Sarah to marry. When he reveals a plan to grant Sarah her dearest wish, she is overwhelmed with passion and excitement. She soon discovers, however, that there is more to a formal education than she bargained for.Behind the scenes, Sarah's old friend Maldonado has struck a deal with the very men who will become linchpins of the Mexican Revolution. Maldonado plots to coerce Sarah into partnership, but when she refuses, he devises a murderous plan to gain her land for building a railroad straight to Mexico. When Sarah's son Charlie unexpectedly returns from town with a new bride, the plot turns into an all-out range war between the two families.Finally putting an end to Udell's constant kindnesses, Sarah describes herself as "an iron-boned woman." She wants more than to be merely a comfortable fill-in for his dead wife. It is only through a chance encounter that she discovers his true feelings, and only then can she believe that a selfless love has at last reached out to her. . . .
The Year of Miss Agnes (Aladdin Historical Fiction) by Kirkpatrick Hill Book Summary:
A year they'll never forget Ten-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn't have much faith that the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, they never do. Most teachers who come to their one-room schoolhouse in remote, Alaska leave at the first smell of fish, claiming that life there is just too hard. But Miss Agnes is different -- she doesn't get frustrated with her students, and she throws away old textbooks and reads Robin Hood instead! For the first time, Fred and her classmates begin to enjoy their lessons and learn to read and write -- but will Miss Agnes be like all the rest and leave as quickly as she came?
Literature Discovery Guide - The Year of Miss Agnes by Kimberly Bredberg Book Summary:
Level 1 guides are recommended for grades 2-3. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to work through six to eight guides in a typical school year. Will Miss Agnes last more than a year? Teaching the children in a one-room schoolhouse on the Alaskan frontier in 1948 is not every educator's dream. Then one day, Miss Agnes arrives and life is never the same for the community. Fred discovers that, unlike previous teachers, Miss Agnes doesn't mind the smell of fish. Miss Agnes stokes the fire to warm the schoolhouse each morning, wears pants, and speaks with a strange accent. Miss Agnes packs away the old textbooks, hangs up the children's brightly colored artwork, plays opera music, and brings stories to life. Transforming the language arts program by establishing a tradition of literary exploration has profound results. Blackbird & Company literature discovery guides enable students to independently analyze and respond to great stories while freeing up the teacher's schedule to read and discover alongside their students. Empowering teachers to become mentors releases them from the confines of a tedious, and often frustrating, language arts schedule and affords golden opportunities to nurture the child's heart and mind.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman Book Summary:
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael Mysteries Book 1) by Anthea Cohen Book Summary:
In the hospital of St. Jude’s, nobody likes Marion Hughes… As the night duty’s Superintendent Nurse, Miss Hughes is feared and loathed by all when she goes on her rounds.If there’s one little thing she thinks wrong, no matter how small, she will find it, report it and hold it over your head.For Nurse Carmichael, who desperately wants to get away from the children’s ward and into a Sister’s position, a bad report from Miss Hughes could end her career prospects in a heartbeat.For Nurse Hiram Jones, it means being caught stealing sleeping pills for his addicted lover, John.As Hiram works on the male geriatric ward, it’s easy enough to blame the memories of the old buggers. But he knows Miss Hughes isn’t fooled.What’s more, Miss Hughes is willing to bend and abuse the rules when it suits her – like getting in Sir James Hatfield for an emergency night surgery.Sir James has been recently widowed and Miss Hughes is more than determined to make him ‘Mr. Right’ – even if it means dragging up his unfortunate past.Meanwhile, Miss Hughes is also sure she recognises the new registrar surgeon, Nigel Denton, from something very salacious. She can’t quite place where though.But no matter, even if Miss Hughes hasn’t got dirt on Nigel, she’ll certainly vocally disapprove of his more than casual drinking after surgery.Even the janitors and the cleaning lady, Mrs Upton, are not free from Miss Hughes’ pernickety demands.Her attitude may rub both staff and patients the wrong way – earning her many a derogatory nickname – but Miss Hughes’ efficiency keeps her a hospital staple.It seems they will never get rid of the so-called, ‘angel’ without mercy.But when tensions are this high and so many people, have so much to lose; it only takes one person to finally snap…Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith, Angel Without Mercy is a tense psychological thriller. Praise for Anthea Cohen ‘The suspense in Angels Without Mercy is thrilling’ – Thomas Waugh Anthea Cohen is the pseudonym for the acclaimed author of the Agnes Carmichael Series .
I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead, 2nd edition by Charles Tranberg Book Summary:
Lovers of old-time radio hold a special place in their heart for Agnes Moorehead. She was one of the busiest and most definitive actresses of that medium. The bottom line is that Agnes Moorehead is one of the few actresses who succeeded in every realm of show business: stage, radio, film, and television. The respect of her peers can be summed up in these statistics: four Academy Award nominations, seven Emmy nominations - with one win - two Golden Globe nominations - with two wins - and the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics. This impressive, 400+ page biography, complete with filmography and radiography, proves to readers and scholars alike that she was much more than the witch of Endor! *This is the 2nd edition of the bestselling book, with new material and cover!*
AGNES GREY: Color Illustrated, Formatted for E-Readers (Unabridged Version) by Anne Brontë Book Summary:
How is this book unique? Formatted for E-Readers, Unabridged & Original version. You will find it much more comfortable to read on your device/app. Easy on your eyes.Includes: 15 Colored Illustrations and BiographyAgnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Brontë, first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Brontë suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Brontë's own experiences as a governess for five years. Like her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, it addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.The choice of central character allows Anne to deal with issues of oppression and abuse of women and governesses, isolation and ideas of empathy. An additional theme is the fair treatment of animals. Agnes Grey also mimics some of the stylistic approaches of bildungsromans, employing ideas of personal growth and coming to age, but representing a character who in fact does not gain in virtue.The Irish novelist George Moore praised Agnes Grey as "the most perfect prose narrative in English letters," and went so far as to compare Anne's prose to that of Jane Austen. Modern critics have made more subdued claims admiring Agnes Grey with a less overt praise of Brontë's work than Moore.
Buenos Presagios/ Good Omens: Las Buenas Y Ajustadas Profecías De Agnes La Chalada/ The Nice & Accurate Prophecies Of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Spanish Edition) by Neil Gaiman Book Summary:
The world is going to end next Saturday, just before dinner, but it turns out there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
Austen and Brontës: The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë & Anne Brontë: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield ... Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall… by Jane Austen Book Summary:
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "Austen and Brontës: The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë & Anne Brontë". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.Contents:Jane Austen: Sense and SensibilityPride and PrejudiceMansfield ParkEmmaNorthanger AbbyPersuasionLady SusanThe WatsonsSanditonCharlotte Brontë:Jane EyreShirleyVilletteThe Professor EmmaEmily Brontë:Wuthering HeightsAnne Brontë:Agnes Grey The Tenant of Wildfell Hall