Across The River And Into The Woods

Across the River and Into the Woods PDF
Author: CHARLES HAYS
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503539199
Size: 65.78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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For myself and my own writing career, this new book represents a definite change in genre. I have written many stories about many different subjects but, I have never written a romantic novel. Some female authors argue that only women can write good stories about love but, I don’t support that theory. I figure that such women are merely protecting their turf so that they can continue their own career with their publisher of choice. A man feels emotions just as women do. I love, I feel and I react. Even though female writers do seem to have an apparent monopoly on this subject, I am going to take a shot at leveling the playing field. This book is about the three best friends that I had while I was still a mountain man and living at Hazard, KY. Their names were John Blake, Mulva Edwards, Pearl Edwards and myself. This is their story. I grew up with them and I risked my life for them so, together, the four of us assumed the many problems of a mixed racial romance back in the 1940’s when such a subject was considered to be ‘Banned in Boston’. I would have married Mulva early on but she chose my best friend Johnny Blake instead of me. Mulva made a good choice but, I, the author, will always be jealous. Of the better things that I have done, I, the author, have helped to set those two lovers free. I would tell you exactly where they are now living but, I can’t afford to do that for the fear of endangering their lives. Some of the Mafia are still looking for both of them because of what we did to them in Paterson, NJ a few years ago.

The Island Walkers

The Island Walkers PDF
Author: John Bemrose
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 146685765X
Size: 38.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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A powerful first novel about a family that slips from fortune's favor and a town broken by the forces of modernity Across a bend of Ontario's Attawan River lies the Island, a working-class neighborhood of whitewashed houses and vine-freighted fences, black willows and decaying sheds. Here, for generations, the Walkers have lived among the other mill workers. The family's troubles begin in the summer of 1965, when a union organizer comes to town and Alf Walker is forced to choose between loyalty to his friends at the mill and advancement up the company ranks. Alf's worries are aggravated by his wife, Margaret, who has never reconciled her middle-class English upbringing to her blue-collar reality. As the summer passes, Joe, their son, is also forced to reckon with his family's standing when he falls headlong for a beautiful newcomer on a bridge—a girl far beyond him, with greater experience and broader horizons. As the threat of mill closures looms, the Walkers grapple with their personal crises, just as the rest of the town fights to protect its way of life amid the risks of unionization and the harsh demands of corporate power. Superbly crafted and deeply moving, this remarkable debut follows the Walkers to the very bottom of their night only to confirm, in the end, life's ultimate hopefulness. The Island Walkers is at once a love letter to a place, a gripping family saga, and a testimony to the emergence of an important new novelist.

Mirror Opposites

Mirror Opposites PDF
Author: J L Daniels
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 149187161X
Size: 24.45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 790
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The stock market crash October 19,1987 becomes a pivotal life-changing event for identical twins Tom and Glenn Lonardo. The fallout from this calamitous market collapse triggers actions and events that inexorably engulf the brothers, sucking them into a vortex called disaster. It is a tale of “cool” assassins, a unique Las Vegas casino with its enforcers, Wall Street players and pundits and beautiful women. It is replete with a host of unforgettably bizarre characters including a Jewish midget who is part Eskimo and a FBI agent who yodels, and a background true to life story of brothers brought up in contrasting cultures. It is a story of larceny, love and lust; greed and deceit; a fugitive on the run and murder! While it is suspenseful and has its unspeakably tragic twists and turns, it is highly entertaining and always amusing. It will keep a reader’s eyes open! A work of FICTION, it borrowed from much that was true.

The Early Morning Light

The Early Morning Light PDF
Author: Edward Forde Hickey
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784628735
Size: 28.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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The Early Morning Light celebrates the life of a small child, whose parents rescue him from London’s Blitz (September 1940) shortly after his birth and send him to live with his widowed grandmother and her son in north Tipperary among a vibrant hillside community.

Aachen

Aachen PDF
Author: Robert W. Baumer
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760987
Size: 10.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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By September 1944, the Allied advance across France and Belgium had turned into attrition along the German frontier. Standing between the Allies and the Third Reich's industrial heartland was the city of Aachen, once the ancient seat of Charlemagne's empire and now firmly entrenched within Germany's Siegfried Line fortifications. The city was on the verge of capitulating until Hitler forbade surrender.

Infantry Soldier

Infantry Soldier PDF
Author: George W. Neill
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806148586
Size: 57.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 386
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Infantry Soldier describes in harrowing detail the life of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons during World War II. Few people realize the enormously disproportionate burden the men in these platoons carried: although only 6 percent of the U.S. Army in Europe. They suffered most of the casualties. George W. Neill served with a rifle platoon in the 99th Infantry Division. Now a seasoned journalist, he takes the reader into the foxholes to reveal how combat infantrymen lived and survived, what they thought, and how they fought. Beginning with basic training in Texas and Oklahoma, Neill moves to the front lines in Belgium and Germany. There he focuses on the role of his division in the Battle of the Bulge. The 99th, recruits bolstered by veterans of the 2nd Division, held the northern line of the bulge, preventing a German breakthrough and undermining their strategy. Using his wartime letters, his research in the United States and Europe, and hundreds of interviews, Neill chronicles his and his friends’ experiences—acts of horror and heroism on the front line.

Through The Woods

Through the Woods PDF
Author: Martha Lee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462801315
Size: 48.24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 108
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Hattie Ambrose, a solitary woman artist and the main character in through the woods, is searching for an enduring relationship based on trust and mutual respect. She desires a life-enhancing union filled with passion, creativity and adventure. She strives for a meaningful life and work but is constantly confronting loneliness, self-doubt, disappointment and despair. She envisions her life as one of achievement, simplicity and purpose. Her unusual degree of determination propels her forward toward artistic, professional and romantic fulfillment. A recurrent source of tension in the story reverberates between her search for the one great love of her life, embodied in the painter Rex Dravus, and her art, with her all along, that she ultimately realizes may be the greatest passion she will ever know. Her insight, wisdom, patience, and hard won self-knowledge help her to reluctantly acknowledge the man who has loved her passionately throughout their stormy relationship might not be the one with whom she will stay. Throughout the novel Hattie evolves through various stages as she sheds conventional physical, emotional, and artistic restrictions to live her life on her own terms. Yearning to unburden herself of personal and social constraints, she works to unleash the natural, instinctive, free spirit that resides within her. Little by little she struggles to transcend the cumbersome limitations as she moves toward becoming a free, untamable, unique, and arrestingly whole woman. In order to fully develop her artistic vision and follow her creative destiny, she must remain undeterred by any obstacles. She realizes that this includes all personal relationships, at least for the present, especially the demanding one in which she is currently involved. Finally she reaches the painful decision to pursue the fulfillment of her dreams on her own and stay on her charted course. She is alone again with her Art. Her salvation is in knowing that it will always be there to sustain her.

The Pearl Of The Kasrah

The Pearl of the Kasrah PDF
Author: Ron Bennett
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1587154579
Size: 34.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Sent by the High Kasrah of Kalan B'Mati to a neigbouring country in order to retrieve a magic pearl given as a dowry for the hand of the beautiful Princess Xala, the giant warrior, Bayak Penglima, and the short squat Vardak, the Black Skarran, soon discover that all is not as they had been led to believe. The Skarran finds himself drawn into a web of deceit, all the time being relentlessly pursued by the mysterious Cordova. But, who is Vardak? What is the reason for his erratic hold on the powers bestowed on him by the Necromancers of Ba'Nath and the Northern Mystics? And, where has he come from? Heroic fantasy in the style of Robert. E. Howard.

S E Hinton Classic Collection

S E  Hinton Classic Collection PDF
Author: S.E. Hinton
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626815224
Size: 25.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 585
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One of the world’s most popular young adult authors, S.E. Hinton’s novels have been passed down for generations, inspiring readers of all ages. Now, new readers can discover Hinton’s deeply engaging novels for the first time, and longtime fans can build their collections with a bundle of four of her most entertaining titles. In RUMBLE FISH, two brothers discover how the bond of blood can be as tight as a noose. In TAMING THE STAR RUNNER, a horse provides the opportunity for escape to a troubled young writer. In TEX, a boy goes looking for trouble and might find redemption instead. And in SOME OF TIM'S STORIES, a bartender recounts the story of two lives torn apart by tragedy. Unforgettable, searing, powerful, told in Hinton’s indelible voice, these four works by a master of craft feature characters who will live on in your imagination long after you finish.

Over The Mountain And Back A Fantasy Adventure Novel

Over the Mountain and Back  A Fantasy Adventure Novel PDF
Author: Marie Astor
Publisher: Novel Holdings, LLC
ISBN:
Size: 53.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author! After taking his new snowboard for a ride in the mountains of Colorado, Peter Bailey is stunned to find himself in Transadonia - a hidden world that coexists alongside with the Earth. Peter soon learns that the shiny, new snowboard was crafted especially for him by the smiths of Transadonia. Now, Peter's help is needed to defeat the evil mastermind who is threatening the freedom of Transadonia's magical inhabitants. Just why has Peter been chosen for this daunting task, and does he have the mettle to complete it? Lara Grover never listened to her elders, so warnings like "do not talk to strangers" mean nothing to her. When a boy from an unknown world saves her from an avalanche with the aid of a snow dragon, Lara is not stunned in the least. Instead, she joins Peter on his quest to help him realize the purpose behind his arrival to Transadonia. Together, Lara and Peter embark on an adventure filled with perils, trickery, betrayals, and unexpected alliances.

Best Pub Walks In The Lake District

Best Pub Walks in the Lake District PDF
Author: Neil Coates
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850588191
Size: 27.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Bars (Drinking establishments)
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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This guide to pub walks in the Lake District ranges from easy lowland ambles to hair-raising leaps across foaming upland torrents - all offering stunning views. There are details of the refreshments provided in each pub - from home-brew to regional and national favourites