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Book The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Download or read book The Scent of Rain and Lightning written by Nancy Pickard and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2010-05-04 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news: The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-three years since that stormy night when her father was shot and killed and her mother disappeared, presumed dead. Neither the protective embrace of Jody’s three uncles nor the safe haven of her grandparents’ ranch could erase the pain caused by Billy Crosby on that catastrophic night. Now Billy Crosby is free, thanks to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father’s innocence. Despite their long history of carefully avoiding each other in such an insular community, Jody and Collin find that they share an exclusive sense of loss. As Jody revisits old wounds, startling truths emerge about her family’s tragic past. But even through struggle and hardship, she still dares to hope for a better future—and maybe even love. BONUS: This edition contains a The Scent of Rain and Lightning discussion guide.

Book Thunder   Lightning

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  • Author : Lauren Redniss
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-10-27
  • ISBN : 0679644725
  • Pages : 275 pages

Download or read book Thunder Lightning written by Lauren Redniss and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-10-27 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Note: This eBook file contains many richly detailed full-color images and makes use of unconventional page layouts. Because of this, readers will be required to zoom in on each page to read the text and see the finer detail of the artwork. [It has not been optimized for devices that display only in black and white.] From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. WINNER OF THE PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND SHELF AWARENESS Weather is the very air we breathe—it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions—Do I need an umbrella today?—to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning: the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book’s typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Praise for Thunder & Lightning “[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a book, pelting the reader with ideas and inspiration.”—Nature “A gorgeous and illuminating illustrated study of weather in all its tempestuous variety . . . Redniss’s combo of fact, folklore, and vibrant etched copperplate prints enthralls.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Eerily beautiful . . . Contains plenty of scientific explanation (including more than a few nods toward global warming), but also far-flung personal stories that illuminate the beauty, wonder and chaos inherent in the elements.”—The New York Times “Magical . . . Redniss has . . . shown us how human beings live with nature—fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting via leech barometer and radar and intuition.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . The reader willing to put herself fully in Redniss’s hands will be rewarded with a delicious feeling of being enveloped by a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming trivialities of daily life.”—Elle “Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time—her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot.”—Rebecca Skloot “Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads.”—Adam Gopnik “A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent.”—Dave Eggers

Book The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Download or read book The Scent of Rain and Lightning written by Nancy Pickard and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news: The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-three years since that stormy night when her father was shot and killed and her mother disappeared, presumed dead. Neither the protective embrace of Jody’s three uncles nor the safe haven of her grandparents’ ranch could erase the pain caused by Billy Crosby on that catastrophic night. Now Billy Crosby is free, thanks to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father’s innocence. Despite their long history of carefully avoiding each other in such an insular community, Jody and Collin find that they share an exclusive sense of loss. As Jody revisits old wounds, startling truths emerge about her family’s tragic past. But even through struggle and hardship, she still dares to hope for a better future—and maybe even love. BONUS: This edition contains a The Scent of Rain and Lightning discussion guide.

Book The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Download or read book The Scent of Rain and Lightning written by Nancy Pickard and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 26 years ago, when she was only three months old, Jody Linder's father was murdered as she slept in her cot. Her mother had vanished, presumed dead. Local trouble-maker Billy Crosby confessed to the murder and was locked up, leaving his wife and son to face the consequences.

Book The Scent of Rain

Download or read book The Scent of Rain written by Mary Mackie and published by . This book was released on 1978-01-01 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Slavonic Review

Download or read book The Slavonic Review written by and published by . This book was released on 1924 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Blood   Ashes

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  • Author : Thirteen O'Clock Press
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-11-10
  • ISBN : 0244132062
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read book Blood Ashes written by Thirteen O'Clock Press and published by . This book was released on 2018-11-10 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some times, the blood boils in the heat of the moment--leading to impetuous acts. They don't call someone "hot-blooded" for nothing! But the heat fades, leaving the ashes of dreams and regrets behind. Until all that is left is cold-blooded, passionless cruelty. The writers of Thirteen O'Clock examine these three stages in this volume of twisted tales. Whether your blood runs hot or cold, or all you have are ashes, there is something for everyone within its pages.

Book The Slavonic and East European Review

Download or read book The Slavonic and East European Review written by and published by . This book was released on 1925 with total page 798 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes section "Reviews".

Book My Own Lightning

Download or read book My Own Lightning written by Lauren Wolk and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author Lauren Wolk returns to the world of Wolf Hollow, in this sequel to her beloved, Newbery Honor–winning debut. ★ “A powerful story to electrify the soul.” –Booklist, starred review It’s been several months since the tragic events set in motion by bully Betty Glengarry, and the routine of daily life in Wolf Hollow has slowly returned. But for Annabelle McBride it’s hard to move forward and make peace with what feels like threadbare justice. Newly warm summer days are about to bring a jolt of change on the winds of a powerful storm. In its wake, the search for her brother’s missing dog will set Annabelle on a new path that brings her to unfamiliar doorsteps and reunites her with a too-familiar adversary—Andy Woodberry, who was complicit in Betty’s most terrible acts. Growing up and blazing her own trail will soon force Annabelle to reexamine deeply felt truths—about people, about justice, about herself—that had once seemed so uncomplicated. Bestselling author Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea, Echo Mountain) returns to World War II–era Western Pennsylvania in this luminous sequel to her Newbery Honor–winning debut, Wolf Hollow, proving once again why her acclaimed novels have been celebrated as “historical fiction at its finest.”

Book The Scent of Honeysuckle

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  • Author : Kali Amanda Browne
  • Publisher : Amapola Press
  • Release : 2014-06-24
  • ISBN : 1301212210
  • Pages : 61 pages

Download or read book The Scent of Honeysuckle written by Kali Amanda Browne and published by Amapola Press. This book was released on 2014-06-24 with total page 61 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mike and Jess Morgan are a relatively happy married couple who, after winning a large lottery jackpot, purchase a lighthouse in an idyllic north eastern town to pursue their true passions. Soon the quaint and beautiful setting is marred by a series of increasingly unsettling and mystifying experiences . . . including the intoxicating sweet scent of honeysuckle.

Book The Virgin of Small Plains

Download or read book The Virgin of Small Plains written by Nancy Pickard and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2006-04-18 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Engrossing . . . beautifully written and carefully crafted . . . [a] work that explores the healing power of truth.”—The Boston Globe For seventeen years, a rural community in Kansas has faithfully tended the grave of an anonymous teenage girl christened the Virgin of Small Plains. And some claim that, perhaps owing to the girl’s intervention, strange miracles and unexplainable healings have occurred. Slowly, word of the legend spreads. But what really happened in that snow-covered field almost two decades ago, when the girl’s naked, frozen body was found? Why did young Mitch Newquist disappear the day after the shocking discovery, leaving behind his distraught girlfriend, Abby Reynolds, and their best friend, Rex Shellenberger? Now Mitch has returned to Small Plains, reigniting simmering tensions and awakening secrets. Never having resolved her feelings for Mitch, Abby is determined to uncover the startling truth about his departure. The three former friends must confront the ever-unfolding consequences of the night that forever changed their lives—and the life of their small town. Praise for The Virgin of Small Plains “Nancy Pickard . . . has evolved into a writer of substantial literary power. . . . [She] has fashioned a novel that accurately reflects the secrets and silences locked deep within the hearts of all small-town Midwesterners.”—The Denver Post “Tantalizing . . . Pickard writes with insight and compassion about an unresolved crime that continues to haunt a farming community.”—The New York Times Book Review “A class act . . . Pickard has a talent for adding depth to a story that conveys a sense of place and history.”—Orlando Sentinel “Crisply written, this new novel about loss of faith, trust, and innocence is utterly absorbing.”—Tucson Citizen

Book Destiny

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  • Author : Nived
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2022-02-25
  • ISBN : 1662450923
  • Pages : 267 pages

Download or read book Destiny written by Nived and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2022-02-25 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What once was a reoccurring nightmare carried the truth of a past reality saturated in love, hate, passion, and jealously. So much has changed in such a short period of time, but the genuine bond between Amirah and Devin, which was built on love, had a way of drawing them back into each other’s lives. They have overcome the challenges that have come so far, but they have no idea what truly lies ahead of them. Now that things have started to fall into place, the truth is slowly revealed, adding to the endless hurdles they have to face. Their journey to the Triangle isn’t just a physical journey but is also spiritual and emotional and will test every boundary they have to prepare them for the darkness that has the potential to consume them and destroy everything they stand for. In order to fight the darkness, you have to explore it and embrace it for what it is. Can Devin and Amirah maneuver through regular relationship problems and learn about themselves all over again? This is new territory, but will the love they have be enough for them to get through this together?

Book Heart of Tunise

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  • Author : Susan Faw
  • Publisher : Susan Faw
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1989022278
  • Pages : 282 pages

Download or read book Heart of Tunise written by Susan Faw and published by Susan Faw. This book was released on with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deranged dragon bent on revenge. A band of children with a taste for steel. Dark magic with underworld connections. Plantations in the province of Tunise, famed for fertile soils and temperate climate, were an idyllic place to live…until the ascent of Emperor Madrid. One by one, the farms have fallen to the Citadel, the production of food now controlled by a cartel of merchants who answer to Madrid. The Emperor’s eye has settled on the family of Parisa, the Heartbearer of Tunise. Past failures and future plans have given Madrid a burning desire for revenge – intent on making her pay for rebelling against his rule, for resistance to his will is futile and often deadly. Citadel armies descend and flames rise as Tunise is put to the torch, including the beloved Oakwood forest, makeshift home to the child refugees of the salt mines of Shadra. A fruit farmer with past grudges against Madrid joins forces with Parisa to break the Citadel’s hold on her home province. Madrid has his eye on two specific prizes and he will do anything to obtain them. Even if it means a visit to the underworld. Heart of Tunise continues the epic Heart of the Citadel saga, featuring heroine dragon riders in a rebellion against a power-hungry tyrant.

Book The Virgin Spring

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  • Author : Debra Lee Brown
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2014-04-15
  • ISBN : 1460359518
  • Pages : 301 pages

Download or read book The Virgin Spring written by Debra Lee Brown and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2014-04-15 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though scarred by fire and betrayal, Gilchrist Mackintosh was laird of Clan Davidson Despite those who questioned his right. And to secure his position, he must wed a Davidson woman, quickly. Then he stumbled upon the mysterious Rachel by the virgin spring, half drowned, half dressed and unable to recall her own name. Who was she? Englishwoman? Witch? No matter who she was, Rachel had managed to see beyond his scars, right to his heart. But with Gilchrist bound to marry another and Rachel's identity a mystery, love between them was forbidden. Yet he would risk his position as laird in order to save her from a traitor in their very midst….

Book Cursed

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  • Author : Tony Marturano
  • Publisher : a Different Angle Publishing
  • Release : 2021-12-02
  • ISBN : 0954013786
  • Pages : 532 pages

Download or read book Cursed written by Tony Marturano and published by a Different Angle Publishing . This book was released on 2021-12-02 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From number-one bestselling author, Tony Marturano, comes the bone-chilling 3rd chapter in the No1 bestselling supernatural series, HAUNTED. “TERRIFYINGLY ORIGINAL!" It's been over a year since the shocking events at Porthcove. Psychologist Marco Battista, his girlfriend, and dog Buddy are starting anew. Welcome to Fawndale, a beautiful hamlet deep in the heart of the forest, and the beginning of a different kind of terror. BY THE TIME YOU DISCOVER THE TRUTH, IT’LL BE TOO LATE.

Book The Queen s Quiet End

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  • Author : Bree Moore
  • Publisher : Innate Ink Publishing
  • Release : 2022-02-16
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 398 pages

Download or read book The Queen s Quiet End written by Bree Moore and published by Innate Ink Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-16 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Morgan le Fay still dreams of being burned alive, but at least she isn’t dead. After waking up on Avalon, Isle of the Priestesses, Morgan is given a choice: go back in time to fix the mistakes that killed King Arthur and destroyed Camelot, or commit to a life of banishment and seclusion. Her choice will give her another chance at healing and love, if she can find the courage to accept it. Tristan de Liones must stop a war and save his uncle’s kingdom. Falling in love with the Irish princess Isolde, his uncle’s intended bride, wasn’t part of the plan. Now he has a choice: maintain his honor as a knight and escort Isolde safely to the kingdom of Cornwall, or follow his heart and claim her for himself. In this riveting sequel to “The Lady's Last Song,” the classic, tragic love story of Tristan and Isolde is retold and given new life as a tale of love, healing, and redemption. For fans of The Mists of Avalon and The Once and Future King. One-click to continue the Camelot saga today!

Book The Scent of Fear

    Book Details:
  • Author : Patricia Matthews
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : 9781560543367
  • Pages : 356 pages

Download or read book The Scent of Fear written by Patricia Matthews and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Phoenix detective Josh Whitney falls for the three witnesses in a murder case, a woman, a nine-year-old boy, and his dog. The killer, however, is planning on making them his next targets.