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1. Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray by Lathan, Stan. Publication: [Thousand Oaks, Calif.] Monterey Media 2005 . 1 videodisc (46 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , MPAA rating: Not rated. Title from container. Director of photography, Larry Pizer ; editor, Barbara Pokras. Host, Henry Fonda. Cast : Olivia Cole, James Bond III, Margaret Avery, Cleavon Little, Clinton Derricks-Carroll Originally broadcast on television in 1980. DVD, region 1; stereo. Special features: author bio; actor bios; printable study guide; about the American Short Story Collection; audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro. | Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's a young black boy journeys with his mother and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

2. Barn burning by Faulkner, William Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 40 min. ; color. , Abe Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snope escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

3. The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Twain, Mark Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 40 min. ; color. , Hadleyburg has a reputation for unshakable honesty. The smug towns-people are proud of this virtue and keep themselves honest by simply avoiding temptation. That is until The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg arrives in town. The stranger who plots a revenge on the hypocritical residents by promising a fortune to the citizens who once showed him charity many years before. One by one the stranger tempts the leading citizens to scheme for the money- until Hadleyburg's honest reputation is mud before the world. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a cynical, yet humorous view of life in America's small towns. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

4. Bernice bobs her hair by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2004 . 49 min. ; color. , It's the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie, sweet-but-dull Bernice is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin. However, the “make-over” works too well, Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy's interest…even Marjorie's boyfriend Warren. The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh…a clever and ironic twist. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

5. Paul's case by Cather, Willa Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2005 . 52 min. ; color. , Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of…from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

6. The jilting of Granny Weather by Porter, Katerine Ann Publication: Thousand Oaks, Ca. monterey media 2005 . 57 min.; color. , Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald) is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life. Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools), The Jilting of Granny Weatherall reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

7. The revolt of mother by Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins. Publication: monterey media 2005 . 60 min.; color. , Father is going to build a new barn. Mother wants the new house she's been promised. A simple story, yet one that reveals so much about love and respect and the often difficult times between those who strive and work to build a life together. Set against the beautiful rustic backdrop of farming life in 1890 New England, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's poignant story brings us two hard-working people of the land. Sometimes the most difficult thing to see may be the needs of those who are closest to you. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

8. Sherwood Anderson's I'm a fool by Black, Noel 1937- Publication: [Thousand Oaks, Calif.] Monterey Media 2005 . 1 videodisc (38 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , Soundtrack in English. Title and credits from container. Director of photography, Jonathan Else ; editors, John F. Link, Stan Siegel ; music, Ed Bogas. Hosted by Henry Fonda. Starring : Ron Howard, Amy Irving Originally produced as a television movie in 1976. DVD, full screen presentation, region 1. Special features: author bio; actor bios; printable study guide; audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro. | A young man's job, his relationship with his coworkers, and his desire to impress those around him mark his passage to adulthood. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

9. Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's home by Young, Robert William. Publication: [Thousand Oaks, Calif.] Monterey Media 2005 . 1 videodisc (41 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , Soundtrack in English Title and credits from container. Originally produced as a television movie in 1976. Director of photography, Peter Sova ; editor, Ed Beyer ; music, Dick Hyman. Hosted by Henry Fonda. Starring : Richard Backus, Nancy Marchand DVD; region 1. Special features: author bio; actor bios; printable study guide; audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro. | An American soldier returning from World War I is unable to re-adjust to civilian life. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available: