After the Rains


Author: Emily Barroso
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848768850
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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After the Rains is an adventurous, dramatic coming of age novel set in post-colonial Rhodesia that parallels the coming of age of fictional Jayne Cameron with that of post-colonial Rhodesia as it morphs into the free Zimbabwe.

Way Ward Life

by Ron D. Young
Author: Ron D Young
Publisher: Ron Young
ISBN: 1434928993
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
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Everybody needs a get away from the normal mundane lifestyle of routine work and happenstance. They need an outlet that leads the imagination into a different time-period. A time period that represents the difference in the lifestyle between now and the 1800’s, understanding that a hundred years ago people lived much simpler lives that had various outcomes, and conclusions that represented how hard work adds to success. We all like to recall our childhood memories and the way things used to be when we were growing up. Listening to our grandparents ramble on endlessly about how we have it easier and how they had it harder growing up than what we have it now. Wayward Life is a story about a boy growing up on a Tennessee farm with his family in the late 1800’s. This story whispers the sound of Civil War and the beginning of the industrial revolution that made America such a great nation. The main character, Christopher, explains the hardships and uncertainty of the small farmer. The small farming communities that emerged during the Civil War have relevance as to keeping the country going during a time of war. Christopher tells a story about what hard work ethic, good integrity, and study can do for him and his family living on an 1800 farm. Some of which Wayward Life displays to the reader is how the family interacts and pulls together to accomplish tasks that are invited into their day-to-day lives. Wayward Life also has a child’s like playfulness between friends and family that most often creates a tight bond between family siblings and friends. Simplicity is the key; thus, passing knowledge from one generation to another, Christopher and his family (the Smiths) survives our changing America during a time of war and industrial revolution. This is a fun-loving book about a boy named Christopher Smith who tells his story about the South during the late 1800’s. Christopher lives on a farm located in Knoxville, Tennessee, owned by his father, Henry Smith and his mother, Rebecca Smith. His family pulls together to get the farm work done; when they are not working on chores, Christopher, his brothers, sisters, and friends find time to play. This story goes in depth about growing up on a farm and the trials that present themselves while working on a farm. Many tasks are part of the everyday life of Christopher and his family, such as selling at the market, building houses, and finding new means of transportation that is, trains, and bicycles. They have an uncle, Nick Smith, who lives in Nashville, where they like to visit. As Christopher stays at Uncle Nick’s house and plays with his cousins, he notices that keeping close to family is important. Christopher finds himself in a world of war and peace at the same time, holding on to family and school values in an uncertain South that is in the midst of abolishing slavery.

Don't Let the Sun Step Over You

A White Mountain Apache Family Life, 1860–1975
Author: Eva Tulene Watt
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816533423
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 340
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When the Apache wars ended in the late nineteenth century, a harsh and harrowing time began for the Western Apache people. Living under the authority of nervous Indian agents, pitiless government-school officials, and menacing mounted police, they knew that resistance to American authority would be foolish. But some Apache families did resist in the most basic way they could: they resolved to endure. Although Apache history has inspired numerous works by non-Indian authors, Apache people themselves have been reluctant to comment at length on their own past. Eva Tulene Watt, born in 1913, now shares the story of her family from the time of the Apache wars to the modern era. Her narrative presents a view of history that differs fundamentally from conventional approaches, which have almost nothing to say about the daily lives of Apache men and women, their values and social practices, and the singular abilities that enabled them to survive. In a voice that is spare, factual, and unflinchingly direct, Mrs. Watt reveals how the Western Apaches carried on in the face of poverty, hardship, and disease. Her interpretation of her people’s past is a diverse assemblage of recounted events, biographical sketches, and cultural descriptions that bring to life a vanished time and the men and women who lived it to the fullest. We share her and her family’s travels and troubles. We learn how the Apache people struggled daily to find work, shelter, food, health, laughter, solace, and everything else that people in any community seek. Richly illustrated with more than 50 photographs, Don’t Let the Sun Step Over You is a rare and remarkable book that affords a view of the past that few have seen before—a wholly Apache view, unsettling yet uplifting, which weighs upon the mind and educates the heart.

Tropic of Orange


Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566895022
Category: Fiction
Page: 230
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"Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents [an] intricate plot with mordant wit." —New York Times Book Review "A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature." —Library Journal (starred review) "Brilliant. . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes." —Booklist (starred review) "Yamashita handles her eccentrics and the setting of their adventures with panache. David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez." —Publishers Weekly Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it's a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself. Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.

The Life You Chose


Author: Amelia Lester
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921134143
Category: Short stories, Australian
Page: N.A
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The UTS Writers' Anthology has helped launch many careers, and continues to provide readers with some of the freshest ideas in Australian writing. The creative writing degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, is the oldest in Australia - and 2011 marks the Anthology's special 25th edition. Each year the Anthology features a foreword by a distinguished writer (Nam Le, in 2010). It is launched at Sydney Writers' Festival and at a major bookstore (most recently, Gleebooks). Authors' work is often selected for anthologies such as Best Australian Stories, and read on radio. It is widely revi.

Someone Special


Author: Judith Saxton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446441687
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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On 21 April 1926, three baby girls are born. In North Wales, Hester Coburn, a farm labourer's wife, gives birth to Nell, while in Norwich, in an exclusive nursing home, Anna is born to rich and pampered Constance Radwell. And in London, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, has her first child, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. The future looks straightforward for all three girls, yet before Nell is eight she and Hester are forced to leave home, finding work with a travelling fair. Anna's happy security is threatened by her father's infidelities and her mother's jealousy, and the Princess's life is irrevocably altered by her uncle's abdication. Set in the hills of Wales and the rolling Norfolk countryside, the story follows Nell and Anna through their wartime adolescence into young womanhood as they struggle to overcome their problems, while watching 'their' Princess move towards her great destiny. Only when they finally meet do the two girls understand that each of them is 'someone special'.

Rescuing the Texan's Heart


Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460339274
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Melting His Heart Cash Coble is desperate for a change. After working in the family business for ten years, he's stressed out and overworked. When he heads to Colorado to visit his ailing grandfather, he finds his mood lifted by the beautiful woman living next door. After a troubled past, ice climber Taryn Purcell isn't looking for love. Especially not with a charming Texan who's consumed by work. But there's something about Cash that captures her heart. Never one to back down from a challenge, Taryn promises to show Cash how to carve out a happy life—one that includes her.

Великий Гэтсби. Книга для чтения на английском языке


Author: Френсис Фицджеральд
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457911748
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Muhammad Ali

Through the Eyes of the World
Author: Mark Collings
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602390282
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 481
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Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as "The Greatest" heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him "Dad." They are all here in this book--fifty men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned "Sportsman of the Century": Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; Hana Ali, Muhammad Ali's daughter; Ferdie Pacheco, Ali's fight doctor; and more. This book will be treasured by anyone who has ever been inspired by "The Greatest." Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.