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.

One More River to Cross: The Redemption of Sam Cooke

Author: B.G. Rhule
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483522407
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 231
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Sam Cooke was the son of a Chicago Baptist minister who had moved his family from Clarksdale, Mississippi for greater opportunity and freedom. From an early age, Sam knew he wanted to be a singer, and began first in his father's church choir, before progressing to The Highway QC's and finally The Soul Stirrers, on the Specialty Records label, considered one of the most popular gospel groups of its time. Gifted by both a hot buttery voice and equally handsome countenance, Cooke found himself the father of five children, and one stepson at an early age, and needed a greater economic opportunity to support his family. With his father's blessing, and having seen his Specialty Records colleague Lloyd Price's $18, 000 residuals check, he did the unpopular thing in the secular world and crossed over to popular music in 1957, signing with Keane Records, before ultimately ending up with RCA. His first hit, "You Send me," was a million-seller, and Cooke would go on to have over a dozen top selling songs, including "She Was Only 16," "Havin' a Party," "Another Saturday Night," "Chain Gang," "Sad Mood," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Wonderful World," "Cupid," "Bring It On Home To Me," (with childhood friend Lou Rawls), and his civil rights anthem written specifically for Dr. King's SCLC, "A Change is Gonna Come." With the backdrop of civil rights, Sam grew increasingly compatible not only with King's movement, but with friends Malcolm X and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), in terms of black self-empowerment. He published not only his own music, but produced other young black artists including Billy Preston, Mel Carter, The Valentinos, (Bobby Womack and his brothers), The Prudhommes, Johnny Morisette, Johnny Taylor, The Sims Twins, and others. An accountant-turned- music manager, with ties to the underworld, Allen Klein, approached Sam with a plan to retrieve back royalties. In 1964. Sam wanted Klein to assist him with a booking at the then highly coveted Copacabana Nightclub in New York. Unbeknownst to Sam, Klein did that with monies he siphoned from Sam's labels. That would be the tip of the iceberg with Klein attempting to get Sam's publishing, which is where the money was in the music business, almost total dominated by the underworld in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Sam's death on December 11, 1964, came days before he was to announce the parting of ties with Klein, and the reasons behind that decision. That the LAPD declared his death at the hands of a $3 a night motel manager in South LA "justifiable homicide," without investigating Sam's battered body nor the prostitution record (plus police ties) of the woman who alleged he tried to kidnap her , opens the door for a new investigation to clear Sam's reputation in history, and to finally get justice for his family. ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS: THE REDEMPTION OF SAM COOKE spares no effort in this endeavor. Through court documents and countless interviews with family, friends, and fellow musical artists, this biography hits hard at those who wished to betray Sam and those who profitted from his death. It is the first book that his brother David Cooke stated "had a real and factual ending," and "takes readers on the trail of the truth", according to his nephew Eugene Jamison, who spent a lot of time with his Uncle Sam Cooke.

Sehnsucht nach Mill River

Author: Darcie Chan
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843706093
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.

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 Boat to Redemption: A Novel

Author: Su Tong
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590208781
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In the peaceable, river-side village of Milltown, Secretary Ku has fallen into disgrace. It has been officially proven that he is not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute. Mocked by his neighbors, Ku leaves the shore for a new life among the boat people. Refusing to renounce his high status, he--along with his teenage son--keeps his distance from the gossipy lowlifes who surround him. Then one day a feral girl, Huixian, arrives looking for her mother, and the boat people, and especially Ku's son, take her to their hearts. But Huixian sows conflict wherever she goes, and soon the boy is in the grip of an obsession. Raw, emotional, and unerringly funny, the Man Asian Prize-winning novel from China's bestselling literary author is a story of a people caught in the stranglehold not only of their own desires and needs, but also of a Party that sees everything and forgives nothing.

Revenge to Redemption

Author: S. B. Sebrick
Publisher: Golden Bullet Publishing
Category: Fiction
Page: 38
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Asher sets out to punish King Geladon for taking the innocent life of his dear friend, Jasmine. Only a towering fortress, half-animal guards, Geladon's own magic and Jasmine's moral teachings against revenge stand in his way. Getting to Geladon will push him to the limits of his training. What he finds there will exceed his wildest dreams. It may also require the ultimate sacrifice.

Redemption Road - Straße der Vergeltung

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.

The Mill River Redemption

A Novel
Author: Darcie Chan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345541561
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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New York Times bestselling author Darcie Chan returns to the enchanting town of Mill River in a heartwarming novel of family, self-discovery, and forgiveness. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy. Josie DiSanti is starting over. Recently widowed, she has fled her New York City home with her two young daughters—spirited Rose and shy Emily—in tow. She takes refuge in Mill River, Vermont, to live with her only remaining relative, Ivy Collard, the local bookstore owner and a woman Josie barely knows. There, the young mother and her girls build a new life for themselves—until a shocking tragedy tears the sisters apart. Years later, Josie’s still-estranged daughters return to the quiet town for the reading of their mother’s will, which stipulates that they must work together to locate a hidden key to a safe-deposit box containing their inheritance. Even from the great beyond, it seems Josie will do anything to bring about her daughters’ reconciliation. Having no choice but to go along with their mother’s final wishes, Rose and Emily move back to Mill River for the summer to begin the search—discovering that, in the close-knit community known for magic and miracles, an even greater treasure awaits them. Praise for The Mill River Redemption “Delving into the complicated roles of siblings, parents, and neighbors, [Darcie] Chan gives each Mill River character a powerful role in refining and influencing these dynamics.”—New York Journal of Books “Darcie Chan paints a vivid and loving portrait of the kind of small town we all wished we lived in. This layered tale of two estranged sisters brought together by a mother’s love will make you laugh, cry, cheer, hug your loved ones a little tighter. An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who make you feel more fully alive.”—Elizabeth Letts, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion “Readers looking for a feel-good book about small towns and family bonds won’t be disappointed by Chan’s latest.”—Kirkus Reviews “An engrossing page-turner, reeling readers in further with each layer that’s revealed . . . a satisfying read with sympathetic and relatable characters that will be good for book group discussions and vacation reading.”—Library Journal “Charming . . . compelling . . . Slow reveals and dramatic twists proliferate.”—Booklist Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5883931774
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Der dunkle Fluss

Author: John Hart
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641028000
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Edgar Allan Poe Award Es ist fünf Jahre her, dass Adam Chase in New York ein neues Leben anfing. Er hatte damals South Carolina verlassen, nachdem er von einer Mordanklage freigesprochen worden war. Nun bittet sein alter Freund Danny ihn um Hilfe, und Adam fährt zurück. Doch der Freund ist verschwunden und in der Heimatstadt schlagen ihm Argwohn und Hass entgegen. Als Danny tot aufgefunden wird, fällt der Verdacht gleich wieder auf Adam. Aber es ist nicht nur dieser neue Mord, der Adam aufwühlt. Er muss sich der Vergangenheit stellen und es gibt dunkle Familiengeheimnisse. John Hart erkundet mit großer Intensität, wie weit Menschen gehen können, wenn es um Geld geht und um Rache.

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.


Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827070236
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Drachenläufer erzählt vom Schicksal der beiden Jungen Amir und Hassan und ihrer ungücklichen Freundschaft. Eine dramatische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat, Trennung und Wiedergutmachung vor dem Hintergrund der jüngsten Vergangenheit Afghanistans.

Das Schiff der Träume

Author: Martha Conway
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641205662
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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1838 auf dem Ohio River: May Bedloe arbeitet als Schneiderin für ihre Cousine Comfort Vertue, eine gefeierte Schauspielerin. May hatte nie das Bedürfnis, im Scheinwerferlicht zu stehen, und ist mit ihrem einfachen Leben zufrieden. Doch dann trennt sich Comfort überraschend von May, und zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben ist diese ganz auf sich allein gestellt. Aus der Not heraus heuert sie auf Hugo Cushings Theaterschiff an – und blüht auf. Denn die bunte, exotische Truppe, die ihr dort begegnet, lässt sie endlich zu sich selbst finden. Als ihr dann noch Hugo selbst Avancen macht, scheint ihrem Glück nichts mehr im Wege zu sein. Doch gerade als May ihren Platz im Leben gefunden zu haben glaubt, wird sie vor die größte Herausforderung ihres Lebens gestellt ...

Alles Begehren

Author: Ruth Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959677650
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Die Nummer 1 aus England Jeder kennt diesen einen Moment, der die Weichen neu stellt und alles verändert. Und wenn man das Leben zurückspulen könnte wie eine VHS-Kassette, dann würde man auf diesen Moment spulen - um sich anders zu entscheiden. 1985: Callum ist ein glücklich verheirateter Familienvater. Die Studentin Kate ist bildschön und gewohnt, sich das zu nehmen, was sie braucht. Sie begegnen sich - und begehren einander mit solch einer Macht, dass es ihrer beider Leben beinahe zerstört. Aber nur beinahe. Siebzehn Jahre später treffen sie sich wieder. Das Leben hat auf den Moment der Entscheidung zurückgespult. Sie können noch einmal wählen. Doch das Leben verfolgt einen eigenen Plan. »Ruth Jones ist eine hervorragende Menschenkennerin, die weiß, warum wir die Fehler begehen, die wir begehen. Ich habe mit jedem einzelnen Charakter mitgefühlt. Man kann diesen Roman nicht aus der Hand legen.« Jojo Moyes »Ruth Jones lotet in ihrem großartigen Debüt "Alles Begehren" die Abgründe von Leidenschaft und Ehebruch aus.« Für Sie »Und wenn man das Leben zurückspulen könnte, dann würde man dorthin spulen - um sich diesmal anders zu entscheiden. Doch noch nie zuvor wurde von diesem einschneidenden, alles verändernden Augenblick so eindringlich erzählt wie in "Alles Begehren".« Leserin

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.

The River and the Road

A Journey of Redemption
Author: Arthur Young
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449069592
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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While the Women Only Wept

Loyalist Refugee Women in Eastern Ontario
Author: Janice Potter-MacKinnon
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773513174
Category: History
Page: 199
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Janice Potter-MacKinnon traces the story of Loyalist women through their lives in the American colonies before the revolution, their experience as Loyalists living in a society increasingly antagonistic to the British Crown, their forced exodus from the colonies in the late 1770s and early 1780s, and their eventual settlement around present-day Kingston in Eastern Ontario. Potter-MacKinnon argues that the importance of the women's endeavours was obscured in the historical record because most accounts of the Loyalist experience were provided by Loyalist men attempting to explain to themselves how they had come to be exiled. She documents the women's vital services to the Crown in providing information and refuge to Loyalist lighters, maintaining open communication with Native allies, and helping provision the Loyalist forces. When the Loyalists sought to recoup their losses from the British government, however, these same women were depicted as weak supplicants who deserved help from the British government not for their deeds but because of their weakness and suffering. While the Women Only Wept contributes an important new perspective to Loyalist literature and adds a further chapter to women's history.