Best Anna Graham books
Handmade Style: 23 Must-Have Basics to Stitch, Use, and Wear
Best price for this book: $ 18.74
23 projects that you'll love to wear, to carry, and to use. This thoughtful collection will keep any sewist busy for a full year. Beautiful projects range from small to large. All of them are designed to have broad appeal and meant to coordinate with other projects so you can create the ultimate handmade style for all this and more:
- Two women's garment patterns
- Accessories including clutches and bags
- Home Decor including quilts, baskets and a bench
- Each project builds upon the other
- A unique collection of refined, handmade looks
- clear illustrations to inspire and instruct
A Rip in the Veil (Graham Saga)
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There is Always a Tomorrow (The Graham Saga)
Best price for this book: $ 14.99
The Graham Saga is the story of Matthew Graham and his time-traveller wife, Alex. Set in the 17th century, it follows them and their expanding family through an adventurous life set both in Scotland but principally in the Colony of Maryland.
A well-researched historical setting provides the background against which the personal challenges and tragedies of The Graham Saga are set. In this the ninth book, we return to a Maryland presently torn apart by religious conflict – the hitherto so tolerant approach to various faiths is a thing of the past now that the staunchly Protestant William & Mary sit on the throne, and when Catholic friends of the Grahams end up in danger, Matthew and Alex must ride to the rescue.
Meanwhile, in London little Rachel Cooke has her entire world turned upside down the day the man she thought to be her father sells her to pay off his debts. Fortunately for Rachel, her Graham relatives set out to find her. But will they be too late?
To Catch a Falling Star (The Graham Saga)
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Like Chaff in the Wind (Graham Saga)
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A Newfound Land (Graham Saga)
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Scrappy Little Nobody
Best price for this book: $ 7.96
An “honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable” (Harper’s Bazaar) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, and Trolls, “Scrappy Little Nobody lets readers feel like they have spent an afternoon chatting with their closest friend” (Booklist).
Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.”
At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.
With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her double life as a middle-school student who also starred on Broadway to her initial “dating experiments” (including only liking boys who didn’t like her back) to reviewing a binder full of butt doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.”
Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).
The Prodigal Son (Graham Saga)
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Revenge and Retribution (Graham Saga)
Best price for this book: $ 18.49
The Slum (Library of Latin America)
Best price for this book: $ 20.69
This is a vivid and complex tale of passion and greed, a story with many different strands touching on the different economic tiers of society. Mainly, however, The Slum thrives on two intersecting story lines. In one narrative, a penny-pinching immigrant landlord strives to become a rich investor and then discards his black lover for a wealthy white woman. In the other, we witness the innocent yet dangerous love affair between a strong, pragmatic, "gentle giant" sort of immigrant and a vivacious mulatto woman who both live in a tenement owned by said landlord. The two immigrant heroes are originally Portuguese, and thus personify two alternate outsider responses to Brazil. As translator David H. Rosenthal points out in his useful Introduction: one is the capitalist drawn to new markets, quick prestige, and untapped resources; the other, the prudent European drawn moth-like to "the light and sexual heat of the tropics."
A deftly told, deeply moving, and hardscrabble novel that features several stirring passages about life in the streets, the melting-pot realities of the modern city, and the oft-unstable mind of the crowd, The Slum will captivate anyone who might appreciate a more poetic, less political take on the nineteenth-century naturalism of Crane or Dreiser.