Settle, Mary Lee
Most widely held works about Mary Lee Settle
Most widely held works by Mary Lee Settle
Choices by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
The life of a Southern belle who decided to work rather than play the debutante. The novel chronicles her adventures as a nurse during the bloody Kentucky miners strike and as an ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War, through World War II, to her return to America in time to take part in the civil rights struggle. By the author of The Killing Ground.
The scapegoat by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
In a novel about casual and heedless acts that often lead to unthinkable results, Mary Lee Settle traces the fall of a West Virginia town that was first made rich by coal, then corrupted and destroyed by it.
The killing ground by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
Hannah McKarkle returns to West Virginia in search of the truth about her beloved brother Johnny, who has died in jail.
Celebration by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
"One of Mary Lee Settle's richest and most compassionate novels, Celebration chronicles the love affair of a widowed American anthropologist and a Scottish geologist who meet in the British Museum. Set in 1969, the novel also tells the intertwining tales of the couple's diverse cast of friends - a gay English aristocrat and his Hong Kong love, a gargantuan Dinka Jesuit, a sexually subversive editor, a former colonial civil servant, and, as comic relief, an unwitting FBI agent. Despite the fact that these characters live in the most murderous of centuries and that many of them have encountered death in intimate fashion, they all choose to celebrate life." "This joyful novel ends with a wedding, a funeral, and a celebration - all in London, though the celebrants travel from countries across the globe. Together they view one of the twentieth century's strangest events - the landing on the moon - a happening which seems to presage an even more displaced future."--BOOK JACKET.
Charley Bland by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
A widow of thirty-five returns to visit her parents in West Virginia and becomes involved in a love affair with the town's most eligible bachelor.
Turkish reflections : a biography of a place by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
The author sets out on a cross-country odyssey into Turkey's history, legend, mystery, and myth.
Blood tie by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
In a novel that begins with accidental death and ends with deliberate murder, [the author] tells the story of an eclectic collection of American and European expatriates who take refuge in an ancient Turkish city and, once there, wreak havoc on the Aegean paradise. At first the characters, who range from a former accountant to a petulant heiress, appear to have little in common, but as the novel progresses their motives and desires cross and blend in an eerie, sometimes comic geometry of misunderstanding. [The author] reveals new life springing forth out of death and change, and blood as the only tie that endures. [She author] conveys the restlessness and ennui of the foreigners as successfully as the humanity of the native Turks. To both humorous and pitiable examples of culture clash she adds vivid scenes of archaeological digs, underwater diving, and a children's festival. -Back cover.
O Beulah Land, a novel by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
18 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Swedish and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Historical novel of the Virginia frontier, 1754-1775.
I, Roger Williams : a fragment of autobiography by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
"Roger Williams, through whose eyes this great novel is told, was the most compelling figure in Colonial America. Plucked from obscurity to clerk for the celebrated English jurist Sir Edward Coke, Williams had a ringside seat on the brutal politics of Jacobean London." -- Jacket.
Know nothing by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Young love in a plantation family in the years before the Civil War. Second in a projected series of four novels based on the history of West Virginia.
Addie by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
"An autobiography that begins with one's birth begins too late, in the middle of the story, sometimes at the end." So begins [this] memoir. [The author's] story carries within it inherited choices, old habits, old quarrels, old disguises, and the river that formed the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia and the mores of her childhood. She traces the effect on her family and herself of ancient earthquakes, mountain formations, and the crushing of swamp into coal deposits.... [The author] relays the story of her life ... She tells of her own birth on the day of the worst casualties of World War I, when her mother was obsessed with fear for a beloved brother stationed in France; of growing up in a time of boom and bust; of the Great Depression; of clinging to a frail raft of gentility that formed her early adolescence. She traces dreams from the attic of a music school where she found a friend who took her to Shakespeare and a teacher who forced her to recognize true pitch. [This book] ends back at its source, in the Kanawha Valley, with those, now dead, who helped to form the author's life. -Dust jacket.
Spanish recognitions : the roads to the present by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Prisons by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Prisons, the first volume of The Beulah Quintet - Mary Lee Settle's unforgettable generational saga about the roots of American culture, class, and identity and the meaning of freedom - follows the coming-of-age of Johnny Church from English youngster to dashing Oxford adolescent to idealistic Puritan in the service of Cromwell's Parliamentary Army.
All the brave promises : memories of Aircraft Woman 2nd Class 2146391 by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
American volunteer in the Royal Air Force WAAF Corps tells her World War II experiences in Britain.
Learning to fly : a writer's memoir by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Two years before her death in 2005, Mary Lee Settle sat down "to trace the way that led me into the writer I have been for fifty years." The result is this memoir, which picks up her life story where Addie (1998) left it, with a girl turning twenty, in love with the language of Shakespeare and determined to be an actress. That summer of 1938 her mother sends Mary Lee off to a theater apprenticeship, inadvertently setting her on a road few women of that era would have dared to travel. The road will lead to serious, "uncompromised" writing and over twenty books. The adventures along the way--from the glamour of New York during the World's Fair, through the terrors of London during the Blitz, to the trials and triumphs of the postwar literary world--will delight, inform, and alarm the reader of this thoroughly modern Canterbury Tale.--From publisher description.
The clam shell by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
"Searching for an escape from mediocrity, the young heroine of The Clam Shell leaves her hometown of Canona, West Virginia, and enters a Southern women's college. She is not destined for the safe path, however; her brutal awakening comes in the form of a violent sexual assault through which she ultimately discovers her own hidden strength. Set in 1936, The Clam Shell continues the mesmerizing story Settle began in The Love Eaters."--BOOK JACKET.
The Scopes trial; the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Fight night on a sweet Saturday, a novel by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The truth of her family's bitter past confronts a West Virginia girl, summoned home from New York by the accidental murder of her brother.
Water world by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of man's understanding of the sea, from the legends of primitive mariners to the scientific methods of modern undersea biologists, geologists, and archaeologists.
Appalachia a history of mountains and people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Americans Appalachian Region Appalachians (People) Authors, American Biography Civil War (Great Britain : 1642-1649) Coal miners Coal mines and mining Colonists Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction England--London Europe Families Fiction Geologists Grandmothers Great Britain Historical fiction History Juvenile works Large type books Love stories Manners and customs Marine biology Natural history Nineteen sixties Novelists, American Novelists, American--Family relationships Personal narratives--American Puritans Rhode Island Scopes, John Thomas Settle, Mary Lee Southern States Spain Strikes and lockouts Travel Turkey United States Virginia War stories West Virginia Williams, Roger,--1604?-1683 Women and literature Women anthropologists Women novelists Women social reformers World War (1939-1945)
Newton, Mary Lee Settle.
Newton, Mary Lee Settle, 1918-2005