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By The River

Author : Charles A. Laughlin
ISBN : 9780806156583
Genre : Literary Collections
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The novella, as the editors of this volume explain, is in many ways the “native habitat” of modern Chinese literary production—the ideal fictional form for revealing the various facets of contemporary Chinese culture. The seven novellas collected here resoundingly support their claim. Featuring works by award winners and rising stars, women and men, By the River presents a confluence of some of the most compelling voices in China today. Together, their narratives reflect the rich diversity of Chinese experience in the modern era. These novellas are stories of coming of age in the countryside, of romance in the shadow of an electrical power station or in the watery landscape of a lost love, of a daughter’s epic journey to find her estranged mother. Whether telling of love or loss, of work or play along the river of experience, the narratives are replete with details that bring literary depth to the everyday—the mark of the novella. These details and the novellas into which they are woven defy simple answers to moral and political questions about modern life, leaving readers with the feeling that their world has been made larger, that they have seen through different eyes for a moment, if not forever. Reflecting modern Chinese life in the city and in the country, and among diverse regional cultures, By the River showcases the best of contemporary Chinese long-form fiction.
Category: Literary Collections

By The River

Author : Steven Herrick
ISBN : 1741143578
Genre : Adolescence
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A memorable YA novel about the tough and tender sides of growing up in a small country town. Fourteen-year-old Harry has a knack for wriggling out of trouble, but escaping the constraints and memories that keep him trapped is not so easy, until it's a matter of life or death.
Category: Adolescence

Green Days By The River

Author : Michael Anthony
ISBN : 0435989553
Genre : Fiction
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Another perceptive novel about a boy on the edge of adult responsibilities. It is the story of Shellie, a Trinidadian boy who moves to a new village and there meets two girls. He is charmed by Rosalie but he is attracted to the more cheerful and accessible Joan. Introduction by Gareth Griffiths.
Category: Fiction

Down By The River

Author : Robyn Carr
ISBN : 9781426821301
Genre : Fiction
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June Hudson is the town's doctor, a caring, capable woman who now has a bit of explaining to do. People are beginning to notice the bloom in her cheeks—and the swell of her belly. Happily, DEA agent Jim Post is back in June's arms for good, newly retired from undercover work and ready for new beginnings here in Grace Valley. Expecting the unexpected is a way of life in Grace Valley, and the community is overflowing with gossip right now. Who is the secret paramour June's aunt Myrna is hiding? Does the town's poker-playing pastor have too many aces up his sleeve? But when dangers, from man and nature, rise up with a vengeance to threaten June and the town, this community pulls together and shows what it's made of. And Jim discovers the true meaning of happiness here in Grace Valley: there really is no place like home.
Category: Fiction

A Meeting By The River

Author : Christopher Isherwood
ISBN : 9780374711054
Genre : Fiction
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Isherwood's final work of fiction—an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticism After a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother's convictions while privately criticizing his choices. First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships—the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect. Ultimately, the brothers' exposure to each other's differences deepens their awareness of themselves. In A Meeting by the River, Christopher Isherwood dramatizes the conflict between sexuality and spirituality that inspired his late writings. “The best prose writer in English.” Gore Vidal
Category: Fiction

Down By The River

Author : Charles Bowden
ISBN : 9780684853437
Genre : True Crime
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Offers an illuminating tour of the drug war, revealing the dark, troubling recesses of drug lords, high-level corruption, and ultra-violence that respects no borders.
Category: True Crime

One Tuesday Down By The River

Author : Renata
ISBN : 043589806X
Genre : Readers (Elementary)
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Part of a series for young African students and consisting of stories from all over Africa. The "JAWS" starters, which are at three levels, are intended to encourage children who are learning to read. This story is about the environment and how people's thoughtless actions can destroy it.
Category: Readers (Elementary)

Smoke By The River

Author : David McKibben
ISBN : 9781387765324
Genre : Fiction
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Smoke by the River is a time travel fantasy novel about the way life could be if the Native Americans won the war for North America. Kevin Whitecoate becomes Kevin Wildcat, and fulfills a tribal prophecy by playing an ancient song on a flute that he had left behind centuries before.
Category: Fiction

The House By The River

Author : A.P. Herbert
ISBN : 9780755151523
Genre : Fiction
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Stephen Byrne strangled his housemaid to silence her screams. He felt no compulsion to admit his crime, but instead enlisted the help of a friend to help dispose of the body, before pointing the finger at this same friend in an attempt to steal the man’s lover. This chilling story of murder, betrayal and revenge reaches a thrilling climax.
Category: Fiction

Angels By The River

Author : James Gustave Speth
ISBN : 9781603585866
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reflections on race, environment, politics, and living on the front lines of change In Angels by the River, James Gustave "Gus" Speth recounts his unlikely path from a southern boyhood through his years as one of the nation's most influential mainstream environmentalists and eventually to the system-changing activism that shapes his current work. Born and raised in an idyllic but racially divided town that later became the scene of South Carolina's horrific Orangeburg Massacre, Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South's agrarian roots shaped his later work in the heyday of the environmental movement, when he founded two landmark environmental groups, fought for the nation's toughest environmental laws, spearheaded programs in the United Nations, advised the White House, and moved into a leading academic role as dean of Yale's prestigious School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Yet, in the end, he arrived somewhere quite unexpected–still believing change is possible, but not within the current political and economic system. Throughout this compelling memoir, Speth intertwines three stories–his own, his hometown's, and his country's–focusing mainly on his early years and the lessons he drew from them, and his later years, in which he comes full circle in applying those lessons. In the process he invites others to join him politically at or near the place at which he has arrived, wherever they may have started.
Category: Biography & Autobiography