Description : One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. When her mother is killed, Comfort goes to live with her grandparents in a village in Kent. She has settled happily, despite being the only black child in this community, when her father asks her to live with him in Ghana.
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Description : One of the most vibrant artists of her generation, Pegi Nicol MacLeod was a charismatic bohemian whose expressive images of the contemporary world were an essential component of Canadian modernism during the 1930s and 1940s. In Pegi by Herself, the first full-length biography of Nicol MacLeod, Laura Brandon draws on the artist's remarkable autobiographical paintings and extraordinarily vivid letters. Remembered as much for her colourful life, love affairs, and significant friendships with Vincent Massey, Norman Bethune, Frank Scott, and Graham Spry as for her artistic achievement, Nicol MacLeod exhibited successfully and received significant commissions from the National Gallery of Canada to paint the wartime women's services. She was honoured there with a memorial exhibition following her early death in 1949. Lavishly illustrated, Pegi by Herself accompanies Pegi Nicol MacLeod: A Life in Art, a touring retrospective exhibition of the artist's work that opens at the Carleton University Art Gallery in February 2005, and the premiere of an NFB film biography.
Description : ''It's time someone taught you how to kneel. I want you in your totality. Not part of you or some of you but all of you as you want the Holy Fire, so I want you. And I will have you, because I know how deeply you desire the fire to be within you. You have always ached to burn from the inside. I can show you how.'' The Torn Messiah tells of a charismatic New York rabbi arriving in staid, conservative Melbourne with a singing voice that ''makes angels weep,'' a mesmerising personality and the mystical teachings of Kabbalah. Youth flock to him, the brightest and the best, wanting to learn his radical take on morality and spirituality. Freddie Rose, a thirty-something woman of independent means, is drawn into this maelstrom. Older, but not necessarily wiser than the students who cluster around him, she is both beguiled and repelled by the rabbi. How can he possibly have not one but three women in his thrall? Where does the responsibility lie for the recent deaths in the community? Why did he flee New York in the first place? The narrative explores the cult of personality, the causes and effects of spiritual hunger and tries to identify the fine line separating good and evil. Must Freddie betray the rabbi who has helped her emerge from her own darkness, or does all the palpable good he has done outweigh his sins? Her journey forces her to confront these conundrums and, in the most unlikely circumstances, find the possibility of love.
Description : “Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved.” Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother. Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him. But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted. Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.