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by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

eBook Silence, and Other Stories (Short Story Index Reprint Series) ePub
Author: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
Language: English
ISBN: 0836932005
ISBN13: 978-0836932003
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1998)
Pages: 279
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 170
Formats: mobi txt lit lrf
ePub file: 1404 kb
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Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (October 31, 1852 – March 13, 1930) was a prominent 19th-century American author.

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (October 31, 1852 – March 13, 1930) was a prominent 19th-century American author. Freeman was born in Randolph, Massachusetts on October 31, 1852, to Eleanor Lothrop and Warren Edward Wilkins, who originally baptized her "Mary Ella". Freeman's parents were orthodox Congregationalists, bestowing a very strict childhood. Religious constraints play a key role in some of her works.

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Series: The American short story series, v. 52. Hardcover: 436 pages.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages. Series: The American short story series, v. ISBN-13: 978-0512002020.

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Author:Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman. She is best known for two collections of stories, A Humble Romance and Other Stories (1887) and A New England Nun and Other Stories (1891) Pen names: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins. Author Index: Fr. Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852–1930). Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman. 137996Q276421Mary Eleanor Wilkins FreemanMary Eleanor n, Mary Eleanor Wilkins. 19th-century American author; first recipient of the William Dean Howells Medal for Distinction in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, 1852-1930. Silence, and other Stories The Givers and other stories. The Fair Lavinia, and others. When the supernatural caught her interest, the result was a group of short stories which combined domestic realism with supernaturalism and these have proved very influential. Her best known work was written in the 1880s and 1890s while she lived in Randolph. She produced more than two dozen volumes of published short stories and novels. Silence, and other Stories. The Love of Parson Lord and other stories. Six Trees The Givers and other stories.

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman was born on October 31, 1852 in Randolph, Massachusetts. Her parents were orthodox Congregationalists and this resulted in a strict religious upbringing much of which seeped into her later writing. Mary was quickly successful writing stories and verse for children as a teenager. As a secretary to the author and physician, Oliver Wendell Holmes, S. she began writing poetry and novels with a strong New England regional flavor.

Freeman is recognized for two fine collections of short stories: A Humble Romance and Other Stories and A New .

Freeman is recognized for two fine collections of short stories: A Humble Romance and Other Stories and A New England Nun and Other Stories. The two elderly sisters of A Mistaken Charity represent the typical Freeman female protagonists of these short-story collections: fiercely independent, a product of their New England environment, capable, determined, and nonconformist.

Originally released in 1982, Thomas Perry's "The Butcher's Boy" became a cult classic - the tale of a steely-eyed assassin double-crossed and out for revenge. And while a couple of follow-on efforts didn't quite do it for me ("Sleeping Dogs", "Pursuit"), the cynically dark humor and credible suspense is back with full impact in "Silence", a well-crafted and highly original crime yarn proving again that when it comes to contract killers, Perry knows his craft.

Jack Till is the formulaic SoCal ex-cop making ends meet as a private detective. Six years prior, Till helped Wendy Harper, the partner in an up-and-coming LA restaurant, disappear after she barely escaped a brutal attempted murder. But now, Wendy's ex-partner Eric is indicted for her murder, framed in an apparent attempt to bring Wendy back to the surface, and Jack Till must find Wendy to prove Eric's innocence. This is no easy task since Till took extraordinary steps to hide Wendy, insuring that no one - including himself - could ever track down her new identity and secret life.

From this rather confused premise, Perry weaves an even more convoluted but well-written and gripping mystery. While Jack Till and the inevitable attraction between him and Wendy is flat and predictable, the novel's life and brilliance comes in the form of Paul and Sylvie Turner, a husband and wife hit team who when not killing are either ballroom dancing or bickering. My first reaction to this gun-slinging update of "The Bickerson's" was mild annoyance - I mean, really - "Tango with the Triggerman"? But as the story and the characters developed, the relationship between stripper-turned-porn-star-turner-killer Sylvie and stone-cold assassin Paul took on unique and darkly refreshing dimensions, upstaging the comparatively bland Till and Wendy in a move by Perry that could only have been calculated. The plot dips and twists through a few Salsa moves of its own, takes a tour through the slime and sleaze of LA's music industry, and ends up with a few surprises and a satisfying wrap up, leaving at least one reader hoping that Perry will consider bringing back the wacky and deadly Turner duo for an encore.
Freaky Hook
Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. If you saw the movie, Mongul, there is a lesson to observe about how the Mongolian fighters used any means to destroy their enemies. There are entities on Earth now posing as humans, all have the same shape with nothing underneath, no human feelings, or guilt, for the turmoil they cause. Perhaps it is time we returned to their manner of revenge. The aliens need to be blown back out into space or into the ground -- wherever they came from. They learn skills in the homeless missions and "reputable" social works manager to get them out into society, merging to get with the lower classes and doing menial jobs.

His book is about a pair of assassins, Paul and Sylvie, who as aliens have no honor, no conscience. and their income is compromised as the case of Wendy Harper is brought to the fore to find the real murderer. It seems to be a matter of ethics, that his privacy has been invaded -- and so he now must vanish from my fictionalizing. Read on, you two, to discover if he still exists as a bad guy or ordinary person. One thing for sure, he is good at "silence" when he wants to be.
Six years ago, when he was still a detective working for LAPD, Jack Till mentored restaurateur Wendy Harper in the art of disappearing with a new identity before adversaries could kill her. Everyone who knew Wendy assumed she was murdered; most believed her boyfriend and Banque Restaurant business partner at the time Eric Fuller killed her as he gained the most with her death. No evidence could prove he committed a homicide until now. Someone has set up an elaborate scheme to frame Eric with Wendy's murder.

Jack is hired to track down Wendy and to persuade her to make an appearance that would exonerate her former boyfriend. At the same time, Jack knows that there remain people who want her dead; he thinks they framed Eric to force Wendy to surface. He especially is concerned with tango-dancing couple Paul and Sylvie Turner, professional hit persons hired to kill Wendy, but they have an ax to grind with their client for exposing them as assassins rather than dancers.

Most mystery readers will agree that the latest work from award winning Thomas Perry will be on the short list of the genre's best novels of 2007. Jack is terrific as he must follow a trail left by his "student" while also not leading the killers to her. Exciting and never slowing down until the final dance step, fans will read this terrific gourmet tale in one delightful sitting.

Harriet Klausner
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