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.

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening


Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630086177
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 320
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The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!

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: 0816523916
Category: Social Science
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 peopleÕs 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 familyÕs 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, DonÕt Let the Sun Step Over You is a rare and remarkable book that affords a view of the past that few have seen beforeÑa wholly Apache view, unsettling yet uplifting, which weighs upon the mind and educates the heart.

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.

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.

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'.

The Life You Chose and that Chose You

The 25th UTS Writers' Anthology
Author: Uts Editorial Committee
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1921134143
Category: Poetry
Page: 304
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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 reviewed in the local and national press. This year the foreword will be written by the Managing Editor of The New Yorker, Amelia Lester. Contributing Authors: Rosie Cintio, Mark Rossiter, Deborah FitzGerald, Isabelle Guaran, Roslyn McFarland, Mathilde de Hauteclocque, Howard Shih, Julian Dibley-Hall, Jason Childs, Rosanna Beatrice Stevens, Susanna Freymark, Amy Paterson, Angus Benson, Anna Nordstroem, Michelle Troxler, Sharon Kent, Georgia Symons, Benjamin Freeman, Jacqui Wise, Rebecca Slater, Rebecca Lean, Robert Graves, Popi-Laurel Silk, Daniel Rapaic O'Connell, Ellen Tyrrell, Madelaine Lucas, Aziza Green, S.J. Cottier, Amanda Yeo, Lucy Holt, Annabel Stafford, Jenny James, Kit Henderson. Editorial Committee: Kate Butler, Jason Childs, Kit Henderson, Stephanie King, Maggie Korenblium, Kate Laidley, Sophie Roberts, Jacqui Wise

Busy Woman Seeks Wife


Author: Annie Sanders
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409115569
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Every woman's secret desire...is to have a 'her indoors' to do the chores. 'What you need,' said Saffron, pouring Alex another glass of wine, 'is someone to take away your worries, someone you can rely on, someone to deal with all the boring details.' 'But I've got a bloke already,' protested Alex. 'No, no!' replied Saffron. 'I mean, what you need is a WIFE.' On the surface, Alex Hill is every inch the polished high-flying career woman. But that just means she's rushed off her feet with barely enough time to take out the bins, let alone pull together an amazing product launch. Then she discovers her Spanish cleaner has been using her flat to turn tricks in the afternoons, and in her bed! And to top things off, her demanding mother - an ageing 60s-style icon - has a bad fall, requiring her to move in with Alex indefinitely. With so much to juggle, Alex begins to realise that she needs someone more committed than a cleaner - so she advertises for 'a wife'. Enter Ella - a brilliant cook and carer. But Ella isn't quite what she appears, and pretty soon Alex is contemplating 'divorce'...

Going Out


Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857862111
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Luke is twenty-five and allergic to the sun. He is stuck in his bedroom, where the world comes to him through TV, the internet and Julie's visits. Julie, meanwhile, is brilliant, kind and could be changing the world. Unfortunately she is too terrified of aeroplane crashes, road accidents and potentially life-threatening bacteria to leave her home town. When someone contacts Luke and claims that he can cure him, Luke and Julie have to deal with their fears and face the world outside. With four friends, wellies and a homemade space suit, they set off in a VW Camper van along Britain's B-roads. It is a journey that might just change their lives.

Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind. Teil eins und zwei (Bühnenfassung)

Das offizielle Skript zur Original-West-End-Theateraufführung
Author: J.K. Rowling,John Tiffany,Jack Thorne
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781105553
Category: Drama
Page: 368
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Die offizielle Bühnenfassung der Originalinszenierung von Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind. Es war nie leicht, Harry Potter zu sein – und jetzt, als Angestellter des Zaubereiministeriums, Ehemann und Vater von drei Schulkindern, ist sein Leben nicht gerade einfacher geworden. Während Harrys Vergangenheit ihn immer wieder einholt, kämpft sein Sohn Albus mit dem gewaltigen Vermächtnis seiner Familie, mit dem er nichts zu tun haben will. Als Vergangenheit und Gegenwart auf unheilvolle Weise miteinander verschmelzen, gelangen Harry und Albus zu einer bitteren Erkenntnis: Das Dunkle kommt oft von dort, wo man es am wenigsten vermutet. Das Skript zu Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind erschien erstmals als »Special Rehearsal Edition Script« anlässlich der Premiere von Jack Thornes Theaterstück. Es basiert auf einer Geschichte von J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany und Jack Thorne und wurde im Sommer 2016 in London uraufgeführt. Zuschauer und Kritiker waren begeistert und die Buchfassung wurde sofort zum internationalen Bestseller. Diese überarbeitete Bühnenfassung enthält die endgültigen Dialoge aus dem Theaterstück, die sich seit den ersten Proben zum Teil leicht verändert haben. Zum exklusiven Bonusmaterial gehört ein Gespräch zwischen dem Regisseur John Tiffany und dem Autor Jack Thorne, die Anekdoten zum und Gedanken über das Lesen von Theaterstücken austauschen. Außerdem gibt es nützliche Hintergrundinformationen: den Stammbaum der Familie Potter und eine Chronologie der Ereignisse, die vor Beginn von »Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind« stattgefunden haben.