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Apple Island Wife

Author : Fiona Stocker
ISBN : 9781912618095
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What happens when you leave city life and move to five acres on a hunch, with a husband who’s an aspiring alpaca-whisperer, and a feral cockerel for company? Can you eat the cockerel for dinner? Or has it got rigor mortis? In search of a good life and a slower pace, Fiona Stocker upped-sticks and moved to Tasmania, a land of promise, wilderness, and family homes of uncertain build quality. It was the lifestyle change that many dream of and most are too sensible to attempt. Wife, mother and now reluctant alpaca owner, Fiona jumped in at the deep end. Gradually Tasmania got under her skin as she learned to stack wood, round up the kids with a retired lady sheepdog, and stand on a scorpion without getting stung. This charming tale captures the tussles and euphoria of living on the land in a place of untrammelled beauty, raising your family where you want to and seeing your husband in a whole new light. Not just a memoir but an everywoman’s story, and a paean to a new, slower age.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Island Wife

Author : Jessica Stirling
ISBN : 9781444744941
Genre : Fiction
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Set in 1878, this is the story of Biddy and Innes, two young girls from a large crofting and fishing family on the Isle of Mull, whose world is thrown into confusion by the arrival of a handsome young shepherd. Tragedy follows when they both fall in love with the same man.
Category: Fiction

The Islands Of Boston Harbor

Author : Edward Rowe Snow
ISBN : 9781933212852
Genre : History
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"A reissue of Edward Rowe Snow's first book, covering the legends and history of nearly every rock and island in Boston Harbor, including Boston Light and Graves Light. The first (1935) edition resulted from research Snow did at Harvard under the tutelage of the great maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison. When the 1971 edition of the book was published, a critic for the Boston Post wrote, ""Mr. Snow has the gift of making his subject vivid and personal in its anecdotal touches . . . It is a volume of chatty yet dignified essays, with many a light touch brought in."" This centennial edition contains the complete 1971 text, with annotations by Jeremy D'Entremont to bring the information up to date."
Category: History

Invisible Wife

Author : Jane Arbor
ISBN : 0373024673
Genre : Romance fiction
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Invisible Wife by Jane Arbor released on Feb 22, 1982 is available now for purchase.
Category: Romance fiction

The Soldier S Wife

Author : Margaret Leroy
ISBN : 9781401342722
Genre : Fiction
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A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier's Wife asks "What would you do for your family?", "What should you do for a stranger?", and "What would you do for love?" As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship--and her family--safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger. Includes a reading group guide for book clubs.
Category: Fiction

The Romance Of Arthur

Author : James J. Wilhelm
ISBN : 0815315112
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covering almost a thousand years, this work features translated texts in a broad range of genres, from the early chronicles and Welsh verse through Sir Thomas Malory.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sebastopol S Gravenstein Apple Industry

Author : Western Sonoma County Historical Society
ISBN : 9781439640555
Genre : Social Science
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The Gravenstein apple has been etched into the identity of Sebastopol, California, which is one of the few places on earth to have extensively grown this elusive apple. The Gravenstein is an early apple whose only failing is perishability, but it is celebrated for its superior flavor. Yet Luther Burbank attempted to improve on the Gravenstein, producing the Winterstein and the Bonita for home gardeners. During the last 127 years, the Gravenstein has added millions of dollars to the local economy. It has provided a reason for celebrations, from the 1910 Apple Show to today’s Apple Blossom Festival and Gravenstein Apple Fair. This is the Gravenstein’s story, from its European roots to small-town homage, and the part this special apple has played in one community—and the reason the current decline in apple acreage is mourned.
Category: Social Science

The Beautiful Wife

Author : Adrienne Wolfert
ISBN : 9780595427123
Genre : Fiction
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"A stunning achievement. A great read!" -Mary Webb, author of The God Hustlers These historical novellas by author Adrienne Wolfert recreate the lives of three American women who, spurred by their own humanity and courage, go beyond their traditional roles to change history. The End of March-In 1965, Congress introduces the Voting Rights Act. Ten thousand people show their support by joining the Civil Rights march behind Martin Luther King. Willi Carotti leaves her family to volunteer as a transport driver on the march, but as a result, her marriage splits into two very separate journeys. The Beautiful Wife-Hailed as La Belle Americaine, Elizabeth Monroe arrives in Paris with her husband, James, the American ambassador to France. But Elizabeth quickly learns about the horror of the French Revolution when her friend, Adrienne Lafayette, is scheduled to be guillotined. The Queen of America-- "But where is he, what is he doing, who is he away from me?" Martha Washington embarks on a dangerous journey
Category: Fiction