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Settle, Mary Lee

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Works: 107 works in 316 publications in 2 languages and 17,504 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Signer
Classifications: PS3569.E84, 813.54
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Choices by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member 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 1,394 WorldCat member 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 )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member 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 )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member 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 )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member 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
Blood tie by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a novel that begins with accidental death and ends with deliberate murder, Mary Lee Settle 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 appear to have little in common, but as the novel progresses their motives and desires cross and blend in a geometry of misunderstanding.--
O Beulah Land, a novel by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
20 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical novel of the Virginia frontier, 1754-1775
Know nothing, a novel by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
14 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member 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
I, Roger Williams : a fragment of autobiography by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member 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
Prisons by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Cromwell, the leader Johnny has supported so staunchly, limits the freedoms for which Johnny has taken up arms, he bravely questions the commander. Shortly thereafter he finds himself held in a prison of stone and mortar where, as an example to other soldiers tempted to champion their rights, he is executed
Appalachia a history of mountains and people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region
All the brave promises; memories of aircraft woman 2nd class 2146391 by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American volunteer in the Royal Air Force WAAF Corps tells her World War II experiences in Britain
The clam shell by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member 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 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fight night on a sweet Saturday, a novel by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member 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 306 WorldCat member 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
The kiss of kin by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
9 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analysis of the thoughts and characters of members of a scattered Southern family, brought together for one day to hear their grandmother's will
The story of flight by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of aviation, from the first attempts to modern supersonic planes
The love eaters ; The kiss of kin by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novel that launched Mary Lee Settle's outstanding career, The Love Eaters is an acid satire of bedroom and community tragedy. A wealthy, small-town theatrical group finds itself at the direction of a man whose designs extend beyond the stage. As he begins to lose control, so do his players, revealing appetites they scarcely knew they had. Settle's second novel, the highly acclaimed Kiss of Kin, centers on the funeral and last testament of Anna Mary Passmore. Drawn back to the Southern homeplace, members of the Passmore clan - all of whom nurse visions that the matriarch's bequests will solve their problems - grapple with the various ties that bind them and with the disturbing appearance of an unexpected heir. Published together for the first time, these novels offer compelling tales from Settle's early career
The love eaters by Mary Lee Settle ( Book )
8 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Newton, Mary Lee Settle.
Newton, Mary Lee Settle, 1918-2005
Languages
English (227)
Chinese (1)
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