River to Redemption


Author: Ann H. Gabhart
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441219773
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Orphaned in the cholera epidemic of 1833, Adria Starr was cared for by a slave named Louis, a man who stayed in Springfield, Kentucky, when anyone with means had fled. A man who passed up the opportunity to escape his bondage and instead tended to the sick and buried the dead. A man who, twelve years later, is being sold by his owners despite his heroic actions. Now nineteen, Adria has never forgotten what Louis did for her. She's determined to find a way to buy Louis's freedom. But in 1840s Kentucky, she'll face an uphill battle. Based partly on a true story, Ann H. Gabhart's latest historical novel is a tour de force. The vividly rendered town of Springfield and its citizens immerse readers in a story of courage, betrayal, and honor that will stick with them long after they turn the last page.

River of Redemption

Almanac of Life on the Anacostia
Author: Krista Schlyer
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623496926
Category: Nature
Page: 332
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Incorporating seven years of photography and research, Krista Schlyer portrays life along the Anacostia River, a Washington, DC, waterway rich in history and biodiversity that has nonetheless lingered for years in obscurity and neglect in our nation’s capital. River of Redemption offers an experience of the river that reveals its eons of natural history, centuries of destruction, and decades of restoration efforts. The story of the Anacostia echoes the story of rivers across America. Inspired by Aldo Leopold’s classic book, A Sand County Almanac, Krista Schlyer evokes a consciousness of time and place, taking readers through the seasons in the watershed as well as through the river’s complex history and ecology. As with rivers nationwide, the ways we’ve changed the Anacostia affect the people and wildlife that inhabit its shores, from the headwaters in Maryland, past its confluence with the Potomac River, and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay. Centuries of abuse at the hands of people who have altered the landscape and mistreated the waterway have transformed it into a polluted, toxic soup unfit for swimming or fishing. The forgotten river is both a reminder of the worst humanity can do to the natural landscape and a wellspring of memory that offers a roadmap back to health and well-being for watershed residents, human and non-human alike. Blending stunning photography with informative and poignant text, River of Redemption offers the opportunity to reinvent our role in urban ecology and to redeem our relationship with this national river and watersheds nationwide.

Sehnsucht nach Mill River

Roman
Author: Darcie Chan
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3960482280
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Seit Jahren lebt Mary zurückgezogen auf ihrem großzügigen Anwesen oberhalb von Mill River. Nur Priester Michael besucht sie und erzählt ihr vom Leben in der quirligen Stadt: Von dem verwitweten Polizisten, der mit seiner kleinen Tochter aus der Großstadt geflüchtet ist, von der Krankenschwester, die ihre Familie mühselig über Wasser hält, und von der ungewöhnlichen Daisy, die in ihrem Wohnwagen geheimnisvolle Kräutertees braut. Niemand ahnt, welches Leid Mary erlebt hat. Aber als sie tödlich erkrankt, beginnt sie mit der Suche nach ihrer Tochter ...

The Mill River Redemption


Author: Darcie Chan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751557277
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Having unexpectedly lost her husband and lacking the means to support herself, Josie DiSanti and her two daughters take refuge in the small town of Mill River, to live with Josie's aunt, Ivy. The sisters, Rose and Emily, are inseparable growing up - until a shocking tragedy tears them apart. Years later, Rose and Emily return to Mill River for the reading of their mother's will, where they learn that Josie would do anything to force their reconciliation: the sisters must move into neighbouring houses for the summer and work together to locate the key to Josie's safe deposit box, which contains their inheritance. And so, left with no choice, Rose and Emily reluctantly begin their search. But in a place known for its magic and miracles, little do they know that an even greater treasure awaits them . . . From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mill River Recluse, comes this enchanting story of family, self-discovery, love and forgiveness.

Redemption Road - Straße der Vergeltung

Thriller
Author: John Hart
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641194245
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Ein Junge wartet mit einer Waffe auf den Mann, der seine Mutter getötet hat. Eine Polizistin, die in Schwierigkeiten steckt, wird nach einer brutalen Schießerei mit ihrer Vergangenheit konfrontiert. Nach dreizehn Jahren im Gefängnis wird ein Polizist in die Freiheit entlassen - doch für wie lange? John Hart beschreibt eine Stadt am Abgrund. Ihre Einwohner scheinen alle auf der Straße der Verdammnis unterwegs zu sein. Voller Geheimnisse, Verrat und nervenzerfetzender Spannung: Mit seinem neuen Buch beweist John Hart, dass er ein Meister des Thrillers aus den Südstaaten der USA ist.

No Man's Land

Leben an der mexikanischen Grenze
Author: Francisco Cantú
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261419
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Was Francisco Cantú an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze erlebt, bringt ihn fast um den Verstand. Cantú hat Politik studiert und wollte am eigenen Leib erfahren, was an der Grenze wirklich geschieht. Als Mitglied der United States Border Patrol rettet er Verdurstende aus der Wüste, deportiert aber auch illegale Einwanderer oder erlebt, wie Familien auseinandergerissen werden. In seiner persönlichen Reportage zeigt er, was Grenzen für die Menschen wirklich bedeuten. No Man’s Land mutet wie eine Tragödie an und bildet doch die Realität wahrheitsgetreu ab, unverzerrt, grausam und zutiefst berührend.

Dry River

Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz
Author: Ken Lamberton
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816529213
Category: Travel
Page: 269
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Poet and writer Alison Deming once noted, ÒIn the desert, one finds the way by tracing the aftermath of water . . . Ó Here, Ken Lamberton finds his way through a lifetime of exploring southern ArizonaÕs Santa Cruz River. This riverÑdry, still, and silent one moment, a thundering torrent of mud the nextÑserves as a reflection of the desert around it: a hint of water on parched sand, a path to redemption across a thirsty landscape. With his latest book, Lamberton takes us on a trek across the land of three nationsÑthe United States, Mexico, and the Tohono OÕodham NationÑas he hikes the riverÕs path from its source and introduces us to people who draw identity from the riverÑdedicated professionals, hardworking locals, and the authorÕs own family. These people each have their own stories of the river and its effect on their lives, and their narratives add immeasurable richness and depth to LambertonÕs own astute observations and picturesque descriptions. Unlike books that detail only the Santa CruzÕs decline, Dry River offers a more balanced, at times even optimistic, view of the river that ignites hope for reclamation and offers a call to action rather than indulging in despair and resignation. At once a fascinating cultural history lesson and an important reminder that learning from the past can help us fix what we have damaged, Dry River is both a story about the amazing complexity of this troubled desert waterway and a celebration of one manÕs lifelong journey with the people and places touched by it.

Unbroken (deutsch)

Die unfassbare Lebengeschichte des Louis Zamperini
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608102396
Category: Fiction
Page: 520
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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

The River and the Road

A Journey of Redemption
Author: Arthur Young
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449069592
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Redemption Quest


Author: Dwight Randolph
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628389826
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Steve was at the lowest point of his life. He lost his job, his house was going to be foreclosed, and his wife was leaving him. He felt he had had enough. Ending his life seemed the best option. As he was about to take his own life, an angel appeared and said that God was giving him another chance. He will be sent to the past and will relive his life in a Native American village. He will be called Lone Wolf. As Lone Wolf, he gains the fame and respect of the village through his futuristic knowledge, skills, and ingrained wit. He also meets Standing Doe, a good-natured woman whom he falls for. Now he seems to have everything, but his life is in danger as he attracts the envy and hatred of Two Crows. What will become of him? Read more to find out.

Red River Valley

Beyond Redemption: Texas Democrats After Reconstruction
Author: Patrick G. Williams
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603444890
Category: Democratic Party (U.S.)
Page: 234
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At the end of Reconstruction, the old order reasserted itself, to varying degrees, throughout the former Confederate states. This period--Redemption, as it was called--was crucial in establishing the structures and alliances that dominated the Solid South until at least the mid-twentieth century. Texas shared in this, but because of its distinctive antebellum history, its western position within the region, and the large influx of new residents that poured across its borders, it followed its own path toward Redemption. Now, historian Patrick G. Williams provides a dual study of the issues facing Texas Democrats as they rebuilt their party and of the policies they pursued once they were back in power. Treating Texas as a southern but also a western and a borderlands state, Williams has crafted a work with a richly textured awareness unlike any previous single study. Students of regional and political history will benefit from Williams' comprehensive view of this often overlooked, yet definitive era in Texas history.

River's Redemption


Author: Anne Rainey
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched
ISBN: 1640632735
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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River knows all about the uglier side of life and has the inner demons as a constant reminder. He knows damn well he’s damaged goods, but getting that through Jeanette Munroe’s pretty head seems to be an act in futility. River’s managed to keep his relationship with Jeanette purely platonic. She deserves a man who is whole, inside and out. Jeanette has been secretly crazy about her best friend River since high school. She’s always dreamed of being swept up into his strong, capable arms and having him profess his undying love to her. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to realize she’s even a woman. When Jeanette is mugged and ends up with a mild concussion, River comes riding to her rescue. There’s finally a chance to get up close and personal with the big cutie—and she’ll darn well grab it will both hands. Each novella in the Blackwater Series is a standalone story and can be enjoyed in any order. Book 1: Sam’s Promise Book 2: Vance’s Rules Book 3: Breaking Brodix Book 4: Reilly’s Wildcard Book 5: River’s Redemption

Finding Her Way Home (Mills & Boon Love Inspired) (Redemption River, Book 1)


Author: Linda Goodnight
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408964325
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Welcome To Redemption, Oklahoma The idyllic little town Cheyenne Rhodes has chosen for her fresh start is almost too welcoming. After all, she's come here to hide from her past–not to make new friends. But single dad Trace Bowman isn't about to let Cheyenne hide away her heart.

Faith, Film and Philosophy

Big Ideas on the Big Screen: Easyread Large Edition
Author: R. Douglas Geivett,James S. Spiegel
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458735761
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 564
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'THOSE WHO TELL STORIES RULE SOCIETY.'' PLATO.... So who today are our principal storytellers? Not philosophers, but filmmakers. For those who know both the enormous entertainment potential and the culture-shaping power of film, this book will stir mind and imagination. For great stories freight world-sized ideas, ideas worthy of contemplation and conversation. Great cinema inspires wonder. But another philosopher, Aristotle, reminds us that wonder is the true source of philosophy. So perhaps Plato or Aristotle might have a shot at ruling society, even today - if they took an interest in film. These fourteen essays offer wonderful reflection on classic and contemporary films following several major philosophical themes, all within the context of Christian faith: the human condition, the human mind and the nature of knowing, the moral life, and faith and religion. Citizen Kane, Big Fish, Pretty Woman, Legends of the Fall and The Bridges of Madison County contribute to an in-depth consideration of the human condition. The Truman Show, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich and It's a Wonderful Life, among others, illuminate reflection on the human mind and the nature of knowing. Looking at the moral life, contributors interact with such notable films as Pleasantville, Bowling for Columbine, Mystic River and The Silence of the Lambs. The final section pursues the theme of faith and religion traced through a number of Hong Kong martial arts films, Contact, 2001: A Space Odyssey and U2's music documentary, Rattle and Hum. A veritable film festival for all those who want to nurture the wonder of philosophical inquiry and the love of Christian theology through an engagement with big ideas on the big screen.

The Boat to Redemption


Author: Su Tong
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409094103
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Disgraced Secretary Ku has been banished from the Party - it has been officially proved he does not have a fish-shaped birthmark on his bottom and is therefore not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by the citizens of Milltown, Secretary Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people on a fleet of industrial barges. Refusing to renounce his high status, he maintains a distance - with Dongliang, his teenage son - from the gossipy lowlifes who surround him. One day a feral little girl, Huixian, arrives looking for her mother, who has jumped to her death in the river. The boat people, and especially Dongliang, take her to their hearts. But Huixian sows conflict wherever she goes, and soon Dongliang is in the grip of an obsession for her. He takes on Life, Fate and the Party in the only way he knows . . .

Current River Redemption


Author: Carol June Stover
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413732276
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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Fifteen-year-old Amy Blackwell leads a lonely life that's hard to endure. It's 1917 in rural Arkansas, and she's being raised by her strict grandfather, a Bible-thumping preacher and his sinister wife whom town folks call "nuts." Their pious demands doom her to guilt-ridden failure and "thou shalt" hypocrisy, and a dark family secret rules their home. Amy struggles to keep up a smiling facade. When all efforts to please her grandparents fall short, she plots to run away with her sister. Instead, her teenage passion prevails and she marries at sixteen to leave home. Amy's journey is exciting at first, but turns sobering with a string of calamities -- including death and disease. Even worse, now she's trapped by the high expectations of two families. When her grandmother's dark secret unravels, Amy is devastated but must find the strength to go on. With determination that most adults couldn't muster, she brings love and hope back into her life.

Redemption Falls


Author: Joseph O'Connor
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407018396
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney is searching for her younger brother she has not seen in four years, one of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war. His fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary. It's a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a haunted Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Cole McLaurenson, runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet and the mercurial revolutionary James Con O'Keeffe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now Governor of a western wilderness where nothing is as it seems.