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Book Title: Good-Bye, My Lady|
The author of the book: James H. Street
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 773 KB
Date of issue: 1954
ISBN 13: 9780397000494
Read full description of the books Good-Bye, My Lady:This is a very poignant story about a young orphaned boy growing up dirt poor in the Florida Everglades with his aged grandfather. The boy's only two desires are to be able to afford a set of dentures for his grandfather and to have a dog, but sadly, they are too poor to keep one.
One night he hears a baby crying in the swamp, goes looking for it and ends up finding a small mutt of a dog with this strange form of vocalizations; when the dog is happy, she sounds like a baby laughing, when sad, she sounds like a crying one. The boy begs his grandfather to keep her, promising he will train her to hunt and thereby earn her keep.
At first, the dog seems impossible to train and may even be more of a detriment, the grandfather warning that she seems to be turning into an "egg-sucker" dog- the worst kind. The boy persists and then things begin to turn around and radical and revealing events change both the boy and his new dog and there-in begins the marvellous tale.
A wondrous, joyful and heartbreaking story; all children and adults should read it.
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James Howell Street (October 15, 1903 – September 28, 1954) was a U.S. journalist, minister, and writer of Southern historical novels.
Street was born in Lumberton, Mississippi, in 1903. As a teenager, he began working as a journalist for newspapers in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. At the age of 20, Street, born a Roman Catholic, decided to become a Baptist minister, attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Howard College. Unsatisfied with his pastoral work after ministering stints in Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama, Street returned to journalism in 1926.
After briefly holding a position with the Pensacola, Florida Journal, Street joined the staff of the Associated Press. The AP position took him to New York, where he began freelance writing fiction. Hired away from the AP by the New York World-Telegram in 1937, Street sold a short story ("A Letter to the Editor") to Cosmopolitan magazine, which caught the eye of film producer David Selznick, who turned it into a hit film, Nothing Sacred. The Broadway musical, Hazel Flagg, was based on his short story, as well as the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis-film Living It Up.
His success allowed him to write full-time, and throughout the 1940s he worked on a five-novel series of historical fiction about the progress of the Dabney family through the 19th century. The Dabney pentology--Oh, Promised Land, Tap Roots, By Valor and Arms, Tomorrow We Reap, and Mingo Dabney--explored classic Southern issues of race and honor, and strongly characterized Street's struggle to reconcile his Southern heritage with his feelings about racial injustice. The series was a critical and popular success, with several of the books being made into feature films. Street modeled characters in his Dabney family saga on Sam Dale, Newt Knight and Greenwood LeFlore.
Street also published two popular novels about boys and dogs, The Biscuit Eater and Good-bye, My Lady, both were turned into movies, and a set of semi-autobiographical novels about a Baptist minister, The Gauntlet and The High Calling, both were bought by Hollywood but never produced.
Street's short stories and articles appeared regularly in Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and Holiday.
Street died of a heart attack, in Chapel Hill, N.C., on September 28, 1954, at the age of 50.
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