The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs #1)

Author: Lindsay Eyre
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545620945
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 6842

Continue Reading →

"Funny and human and clever and wise. I really, really like this sparkling, racing, hilarious little gem." -- Hilary McKay, author of SAFFY'S ANGEL and BINNY IN SECRET Sylvie Scruggs doesn't like Georgie Diaz. He always calls her Scruggs. He always beats her in baseball. He didn't invite her to his party. Plus, he's a boy. Now Georgie is trying to steal Sylvie's best friend, Miranda Tan. He's giving Miranda a super-special birthday present, so Sylvie will too -- only her present will be ten times better. With the help of her twin brothers, a ferret, a castle, and some glitter glue, Sylvie sets out to make Miranda remember who her REAL best friend is, and forget about Georgie forever. "Two words: Sylvie Scruggs. Two more words: LOVE HER! Eyre nails it with this new kid on the block. (And here's a challenge: I dare you not to laugh out loud)." -- Barbara O'Connor, author of HOW TO STEAL A DOG and THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF OWEN JESTER

Earl Scruggs

Banjo Icon
Author: Gordon Castelnero,David L. Russell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442268662
Category: Music
Page: 258
View: 8026

Continue Reading →

Earl Scruggs chronicles the life and legacy of the man who revolutionized the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. Including interviews with the Scruggs family and more than 60 notable musicians, this narrative biography testifies to Scruggs’s enduring influence and sheds light on the history of bluegrass.

Tell It Not in Gath

Author: C. Vernon Hines
Publisher: C. Vernon Hines
ISBN: 9781420844542
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
View: 5269

Continue Reading →

There exists a common set of principles underlying all athletic performance, and these principles, if observed in unison over time, enable any athlete to mature into an accomplished athlete capable of achieving a lifetime of enjoyment through participation in sports. This book is all about improving athletic performance. Learn how each of the ten athletic principles common to all sports assist top athletes in achieving superior athletic performance. Five special sections provide insight into Swimming, Running, Tennis, Cycling and Skiing. Skills mastered by top performing athletes are presented and explained in accordance with the ten athletic principles underlying The Unified Theory of Sports. Any athlete wishing to improve their own performance will benefit from advice provided. Read this book and you will gain valuable insight required to achieve a lifetime of enjoyment through participation in sports.

Massacre Pond

Author: Paul Doiron
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472114663
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
View: 361

Continue Reading →

On an unseasonably hot October morning, Mike Bowditch is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: the corpses of seven moose have been found butchered on the estate of Elizabeth Moore, a wealthy animal rights activist who is buying up huge parcels of forest to create a new national park. What at first seems like mindless slaughter becomes far more sinister when a shocking murder is discovered and Mike’s investigation becomes a hunt to find an elusive killer. In order to solve the controversial case he risks losing everything he holds dear: his best friend, his career – and the love of his life. Praise for The Poacher's Son: 'An excellent debut - filled with murder, betrayal and a terrific sense of place.' C.J. Box 'A stunning debut...At its heart this is a tale of bitter betrayal, lost hopes and broken dreams. The book has a tautness that is impossible to forget and which left me close to tears. It is also the first in a series. Its successor, Trespasser, also featuring Bowditch, is on the way. Grab him now.' Daily Mail 'Stunning vistas... eye popping scenes.' The New York Times Book Review 'This is a compelling, moving and utterly impressive debut.' Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog 'The Poacher's Son is one of the best written debut novels I have read in years. This novel has it all - a great plot, a wonderful Maine woods setting and a truly remarkable and believable cast of characters' Nelson de Mille

Deadly Seduction

Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466873442
Category: True Crime
Page: 304
View: 316

Continue Reading →

Young, Glamorous and Sexy, She Was Every Man's Fantasy... And A Nightmare of Death For Her Husband. She Hid Her Criminal Past... Prominent Indiana attorney Jimmy Grund thought he'd found the woman of his dreams when he wed his second wife Susan. But beneath the silky blond society lady lurked a calculating, evil-tempered seductress whose murderous future was about to rival her sordid past. She Plotted A Brutal Murder... While she hid her previous marriages and an appalling crime from Jimmy, she was soon plotting to get her hands on his fortune. When Jimmy Grund finally found out the truth about his wife, he told her he was divorcing her. But no one left Susan Grund. She Killed Her Husband With A Gun Stolen From His Own Son... All of Peru, Indiana was stunned when it was revealed the fatal bullet came from a gun stolen from young David Grund. Yet even that paled next to Susan's incredible testimony that she had carried on a two-year affair with the innocent teenager, who denied the affair and was not implicated in the crime. Wensley Clarkson's Deadly Seduction is the story of a real femme fatale, who spun a web of deceit and murder that shocked an entire town.


Portrait of a Carolina Mill Town
Author: Alfred Reno Bailey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738541600
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 2742

Continue Reading →

Cliffside was a model town, lauded and envied like few others of its kind. It was the dream of its founder, Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, a home-grown tycoon who created an entire industry along the Second Broad River in Rutherford County. More than a town, Cliffside was a way of life. It was a society shaped by Haynes's respect and concern for his workers and neighbors, by his unwavering sense of justice and fairness, and by his insatiable desire for perfection. Even now, long after his death in 1917, his legend and his principles live on in the people of this once-bustling little town. In recent decades, Cliffside, like many other mill towns in the south, has struggled to survive the decline of the textile industry. These photographs portray the gentle and loving nature of Cliffside and the generations of people who have called it home.

Stretch the Giraffe

Author: Louise Kelley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477243941
Category: Fiction
Page: 32
View: 3692

Continue Reading →

This story is about the love of someone who cares for another person's child. Doesn't have to be a biological parent. Even in animals. A baby giraffe was born, his biological mother was sick and could not care for him. She began searching for someone else to give him love that she was unable to give him due to her sickness. She loved him more that words could say. This book was written after adopting my son from the same situation. His biological mother was sick and couldn't care for him. She found me and I knew I would love him unconditionally.

Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood

Seventy-Five Profiles
Author: Tom Lisanti
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612412
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 252
View: 9788

Continue Reading →

During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.

Nightflyers - Die Dunkelheit zwischen den Sternen

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641243009
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 2224

Continue Reading →

Die Buchvorlage der spektakulären Netflix-Serie Melantha Jhirl ist eine Kämpferin, und sie soll acht Wissenschaftler auf einer gewagten Expedition beschützen. An Bord des Raumschiffs Nightflyer brechen sie auf, um die rätselhafte Rasse der Volcryn zu erforschen. Doch sie sind nicht allein an Bord! Als der Telepath des Teams eine seltsame Präsenz an Bord spürt, ist es bereits zu spät. Das Wesen ermordet Malantha Jhirls Schützlinge. Sie ist die einzige, die es aufhalten kann – doch dafür muss sie selbst am Leben bleiben ... Mit fünfzehn Illustrationen des mehrfach ausgezeichneten Illustators David Palumbo.

The Man Called CASH

The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend
Author: Steve Turner
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418578096
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 7732

Continue Reading →

Johnny Cash is one of the most influential figures in music and American popular culture today. While he was an icon to people of all ages during his life, Cash's legacy continues after his death. His remarkable story is captured in this exclusive authorized biography, addressing the whole life of Johnny Cash-not just his unforgettable music but also his relationship with June Carter Cash and his faith in Christ. His authenticity, love for God and family, and unassuming persona are what Steve Turner captures with passion and focus in this inspiring book. Different from other books written about him, The Man Called CASH brings Cash's faith and love for God into the foreground and tells the story of a man redeemed, without watering-down or sugar-coating. The Man Called CASH will be a huge success with his millions of fans and will draw in many new fans with this inspiring story of faith and redemption.

Spirits Rejoice!

Jazz and American Religion
Author: Jason C. Bivins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190230932
Category: Music
Page: 384
View: 9080

Continue Reading →

In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic of jazz itself and improvises, generating a collection of themes, pursuits, reoccurring foci, and interpretations. Bivins riffs on interviews, liner notes, journals, audience reception, and critical commentary, producing a work that argues for the centrality of religious experiences to any legitimate understanding of jazz, while also suggesting that jazz opens up new interpretations of American religious history. Bivins examines themes such as musical creativity as related to specific religious traditions, jazz as a form of ritual and healing, and jazz cosmologies and metaphysics. Spirits Rejoice! connects Religious Studies to Jazz Studies through thematic portraits, and a vast number of interviews to propose a new, improvisationally fluid archive for thinking about religion, race, and sound in the United States. Bivins's conclusions explore how the sound of spirits rejoicing challenges not only prevailing understandings of race and music, but also the way we think about religion. Spirits Rejoice! is an essential volume for any student of jazz, American religion, or American culture.

The Fool's Progress

An Honest Novel
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 146680629X
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 4855

Continue Reading →

The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress." "A profane, wildly funny, brash, overbearing, exquisite tour de force." -- The Chicago Tribune


Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644503419
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
View: 7774

Continue Reading →

Die junge Pip Tyler weiß nicht, wer ihr Vater ist. Das ist keineswegs ihr einziges Problem: Sie hat Studienschulden, ihr Bürojob in Oakland ist eine Sackgasse, sie liebt einen verheirateten Mann, und ihre Mutter erdrückt sie mit Liebe und Geheimniskrämerei. Pip weiß weder, wo und wann sie geboren wurde, noch kennt sie den wirklichen Namen und Geburtstag ihrer Mutter. Als ihr eines Tages eine Deutsche beim «Sunlight Project» des Whistleblowers Andreas Wolf ein Praktikum anbietet, hofft sie, dass der ihr mit seinem Internet-Journalismus bei der Vatersuche helfen kann. Sie stellt ihre Mutter vor die Wahl: Entweder sie lüftet das Geheimnis ihrer Herkunft, oder Pip macht sich auf nach Bolivien, wo Andreas Wolf im Schutz einer paradiesischen Bergwelt sein Enthüllungswerk vollbringt. Und wenig später bricht sie auf. «Unschuld», eine tiefschwarze Komödie über jugendlichen Idealismus, maßlose Treue und den Kampf zwischen den Geschlechtern, handelt von Schuld in den unterschiedlichsten Facetten: Andreas Wolf, in Ostberlin als Sohn eines hochrangigen DDR-Politfunktionärs geboren, hat aus Liebe zu einer Frau vor Jahren ein Verbrechen begangen; ein Amerikaner, dem er in den Wirren des Berliner Mauerfalls begegnet, hat den Kinderwunsch seiner Frau nicht erfüllt und sie dann verlassen; dessen neue Lebensgefährtin kann ihrem Ehemann, der im Rollstuhl sitzt, nicht den Rücken kehren und pflegt ihn weiter ... In diesem fulminanten amerikanisch-deutschen Gesellschaftsroman eines der größten, sprachmächtigsten Autoren unserer Zeit überschlagen sich die Ereignisse. Und bannen den Leser bis zum Schluss.

Prairie Nights to Neon Lights

The Story of Country Music in West Texas
Author: Joe Carr,Alan Munde
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896723658
Category: Music
Page: 234
View: 5777

Continue Reading →

Belmont University Prize for Best Book on Country Music 1995 From the regional bands of the 1930s and 1940s to the impact of Elvis Presley on the musicians and singers of the 1950s, Prairie Nights to Neon Lights takes us inside the heart of West Texas music. Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Edd Mayfield and Tex Logan, the Carter Family and Bob Wills, Tommy Hancock and Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock—these are just a few of the legends profiled in this exciting volume.