Where We Left Off

Author: Roan Parrish
Editor: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1634776917
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Leo is young, but he knows what he wants: Will, who burst into Leo’s life like a supernova and left just as quickly. Can Will change his mind about commitment when Leo follows him to New York City?

The Taciturn Man

Author: Geoffrey Gibson
Editor: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615991204
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An immigrant's tale of an untamed country Alexander Gibson, my father, was a young Englishman who with his brother settled in Australiain the 1920s. The brothers each married one of the Solomon sisters just prior to the Great Depression.The Taciturn Man begins just after the Second World War when Alexander took up a roughbush sheep-grazing block in isolation among the tall trees of New England (New South Wales). I was born in 1937, and so I was just three years old when my father went to war, and age eightwhen he returned. Fortunately, by then I was old enough to absorb much of the material for thiscollection which I hope you will now enjoy. Praise for "The Taciturn Man" "A delightful memoir with all the emotions of life itself-seriousness, humor, joy and sadnessand more. The author's observations of people and lively writing style make ita great bedside book to be savored, rather than hurried through." --Deborah K. Frontiera, author of Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocentof Child Protective Services Charges "The Taciturn Man is a trip through Australia's countryside that feels like a nostalgic summerbreeze as Gibson's personal narrative reveals its beauty, culture, and history through his ownexperiences and unique voice." --Susan Violante, author of "Innocent War: Behind an Immigrant's Past" About the AuthorGeoffrey Gibson grew up in rural Australia in the 1940s, earned his keep as a jackeroo (farmhand), had a brief stint in the Army, followed by thirty years as a suburban real estate agent inSydney. He has dabbled in politics, and in retirement now spends his time writing, surfing andmucking about with friends on the state's South coast. From the World Voices Series www.ModernHistoryPress.com

On The Trail Of Genghis Khan

Author: Tim Cope
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408839881
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The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 10,000 kilometres on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse-thieves, and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and told him their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepe and forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several million livestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world.

The Left Behinds The Iphone That Saved George Washington

Author: David Potter
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385390580
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Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington. On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable. But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever. Could Mel’s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates, know-it-all Bev and laid-back Brandon, come to the rescue? Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself. Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast-paced adventure. For American Revolution enthusiasts, there's information about historical reenactments, additional reading, and websites. Praise for THE LEFT BEHINDS: THE IPHONE THAT SAVED GEORGE WASHINGTON “Sequel, anyone? Let’s hope so, because the concept of bringing an iPhone into the past is just too cool to stop at one episode… This is Magic Tree House all grown up, and kids who once loved that time travel conceit will be delighted all over again.” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “A skillful blend of humor, history, mystery, and adventure makes for a fun, fast-paced tale that will leave readers a little wiser.” –School Library Journal “History and humor collide.” –Booklist “A new twist on time travel.” –Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

The Twilight Of Briareus

Author: Richard Cowper
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575108169
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On the murky outskirts of our solar system, a lonely star has exploded, emitting monstrous doses of radiation . . . The year is 1983. The exploding star Briareus Delta, 132 light years away, provokes only mild interest from planet Earth. Suddenly, appalling tornadoes and storms ravage the cities and countryside, leaving death and desolation in their wake. Then mankind realises another terrifying side-effect - every adult in the world has been rendered infertile. Schoolteacher Calvin Johnson discovers he is one of the select few to have acquired strange psychic powers. Termed 'Zetas', these people experience mental flashes of the future - a future of freezing isolation, snow-swept landscapes and bleak, ice-bound cities. A second ice-age is imminent as man faces the ultimate horror . . . extinction.

Ghost Town A Venice California Life

Author: Pat Hartman
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462812503
Size: 11,31 MB
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Visit VirtualVenice.info Pat Hartman´s first book, Call Someplace Paradise, was concerned with the public face of Venice, California - the boardwalk and boutique Venice visited by between one and two hundred thousand tourists each weekend. Ghost Town is about the other Venice. There is a book genre described by Russ Rymer as "inspecting America´s racial trauma through the lens of private experience, as it plays out in the daily difficulties of particular persons in one or another microcosmic place." Here the microcosm is Oakwood, a hotbed of diversity and danger called Ghost Town by its own citizens. The particular persons are a white single mother, age 30, and her 11-year-old, half-black daughter, along with a stellar cast of roommates, boyfriends, and neighbors. Ghost Town: A Venice California Life is a psychological adventure story that takes place in a challenging environment where many people would never consider trying to live. Much has been said and written about racial dynamics by people who, however well-informed and well-intentioned, may talk the talk but haven´t walked the walk. Whether by lack of inclination or of opportunity, many experts on race relations have never actually lived in a racially mixed neighborhood, let alone where their own group is a minority. In an environment that forces thought about race issues every single day, it´s a different world. How are attitudes about race formed? Why is it that even the most willing participants of the melting pot sometimes can´t take the heat? These and other questions are precisely as relevant now as they were in the period covered here, 1978-84. Unfortunately the subject of race will probably continue to be relevant into the next millennium and beyond, given that the human race as a whole is still around that long. Despite being burglarized, mugged, vandalized, menaced, caught in the black/chicano crossfire, and visited by men in suits who travel in pairs, the author found existence in Oakwood rewarding and positive an many ways. (Film director Barbet Schroeder, who lived in Oakwood during the same time period, told an interviewer it was "the best year of my life so far.") Like the diary of Samuel Pepys in London, like Alexander King´s memoirs of Greenwich Village, Ghost Town is a record of a fascinating and frightening urban environment through the eyes of an articulate and meticulous observer. Visit VirtualVenice.info

Pretty

Author: Jillian Lauren
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101543701
Size: 14,10 MB
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An electrifying debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls. Bebe Baker is an ex-everything: ex-stripper, ex-Christian, ex-drug addict, ex-pretty girl. It's been one year since the car accident that killed her boyfriend left her scarred and shaken. Flanked by an eccentric posse of friends, she is serving out a self-imposed sentence at a halfway house, while trying to finish cosmetology school. Amid the rampant diagnoses, over-medication, compulsive eating, and acrylic nails of Los Angeles, Bebe looks for something to believe in before something--her past, the dangerously magnetic men in her life, her own bad choices--knocks her off course again.

Seaborn

Author: Craig Moodie
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1429917954
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"THE BOAT IS SINKING. YOU HAVE TO MOVE." When Luke's sailing trip goes horribly wrong, he must face the vast and brutal sea in this story of one boy's survival and coming-of-age. On the evening before Luke's family's annual summer sailing trip off Cape Cod, Luke's mother leaves. Luke is left with his angry, confused father on a small boat for a week and the trip goes horribly wrong when a summer storm sweeps Luke's father overboard. Not knowing whether his father is dead or alive, Luke must figure out how to survive on a wrecked sailboat far out to sea. Fans of Gary Paulsen and Will Hobbs will be captivated by Craig Moodie's depiction of the North Atlantic in this coming-of-age adventure.

The Creaking Door

Author: Jery Tillotson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462066089
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On a rainy, freezing night, in an isolated lake house, a door suddenly creaks open upstairs-where nobody is supposed to be. So begins best-selling Andrea D'Allasandra's latest masterpiece of terror and suspense-The Creaking Door and Other Tales of Madness and Horror. If you dare, journey through these thirteen stories of psychos, zombies and houses that drip blood-where a creaking door is only the beginning of a stream of white-knuckled nightmares. A dead child who returns to haunt her monstrous mother a homicidal hitchhiker who thinks he's found his new victim a woman who discovers there are prehistoric dragons in her own backyard an old house that swallows up its visitors. Encounter thirteen heroines who you'll never forget-the evil, the innocent and the doomed. Andrea D'Allasandra's other three thrillers-Death House, Horror House and The Master of Hell Mountain-have all become international best-sellers!

Queens Wild

Author: Hugh McShane
Editor: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456604783
Size: 14,62 MB
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Queens Wild is a murder mystery set on the borderland between the Golden State and the Silver State, a land of vistas - shifting sand, mirage and illusion. It is 1993, with a millennium of new things looming on the horizon. New dreamers are out on old trails looking for something, prospecting. But an abandoned Sierra gold mine is about to pay out more than expected to some greenhorns seeking a new life in the New West.