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The River House

Author : Janita Cunnington
ISBN : 9780143784654
Genre : Fiction
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It is the late 1940s, and the Broody River runs through a maze of sandbanks into the Coral Sea. On its southern bank lies the holiday town of Baroodibah. But its northern shore is wild - unsettled except for the River House, an old weatherboard box on stumps where the Carlyle family take their holidays. For four-year-old Laurie Carlyle the house and its untold stories fire the imagination. It is a place of boating trips and nature collections, of the wind howling, the sheoaks sighing and the pelicans soaring into the blue sky. But when a squabble between Laurie and her older brother Tony takes an unexpected turn, she detects the first hints of family discord. As the years pass, the River House holidays seem to shine a light on the undercurrents in the family: the secret from her mother's past, the bitterness between Tony and their father Doug, and her sister Miranda's increasingly erratic and dangerous behavior . . . Following the family's story through the decades, The River House is a richly nostalgic novel about love and betrayal, personal tragedy and thwarted ambition, illusion and remorse. Above all it is about change, and the slow but relentless march of time.
Category: Fiction

The River House

Author : Carla Neggers
ISBN : 9781488023620
Genre : Fiction
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In this charming novel about the search for love, home and family, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers takes readers on a journey to an irresistible town they’ll want to return to over and over again Felicity MacGregor loves organizing social events for others but her own personal life is a different story. After a brief but failed attempt at a career as a financial analyst, she returned to Knights Bridge where she enjoys running a thriving party-planning business. Then Felicity’s life gets a shake-up when her childhood friend Gabriel Flanagan returns unexpectedly to their tiny hometown. Now a high-flying businessman, Gabe always vowed to get out of Knights Bridge, but he is back for the local entrepreneurial boot camp Felicity’s been hired to organize. Together again, they’ll finally have to face each other—and their complicated past. Gabe and Felicity soon realize their reunion is stirring up long-buried emotions. While Gabe has big plans for his future, Felicity is discovering that hers doesn’t depend on fate—she must choose what’s right for her. But if they can find a bridge between their diverging paths, they may just discover that their enduring connection is what matters most.
Category: Fiction

The House By The River

Author : Lena Manta
ISBN : 1542045894
Genre : Fiction
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The first novel by acclaimed Greek writer Lena Manta to appear in English translation, The House by the River is an intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home. Theodora knows she can’t keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever—they’re too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return. A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of Greece, and through her husband’s death, and now she endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters’ absence. Her children have their own lives—they’ve married, traveled the world, and courted romance, fame, and even tragedy. But as they become modern, independent women in pursuit of their dreams, Theodora knows they need her—and each other—more than ever. Have they grown so far apart that they’ve forgotten their childhood house in its tiny village, or will their broken hearts finally lead them home?
Category: Fiction

A House By The River

Author : William Miller
ISBN : 1880000482
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Belinda's courage is tested when she and her mother sit out a storm, hoping that their house will protect them from the rising river.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Riverhouse Stories

Author : Andrea Carlisle
ISBN : 093337724X
Genre : Fiction
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"It's a gift to the world, not quite a novel, not quite a collection of short stories....A precious moment in the channels of contemporary literature...very simply, a book of the heart."--San Francisco Chronicle¶"Her stories are carefully crafted magic....They joyously lull and illuminate."--Chicago Tribune
Category: Fiction

The House Above The River

Author : Josephine Bell
ISBN : 9781447221418
Genre : Fiction
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Giles Armitage needed to get away from it all and a sailing holiday with friends was just the escape he needed. Everything was going well until they became stranded in thick fog. Luckily they were invited to stay at a small chateau nearby, until the weather cleared. But the atmosphere in the chateau was tense. Giles was brought face to face with the woman he once loved, and whom he was trying to forget—the hauntingly beautiful Miriam. Miriam’s husband was clearly uneasy and she was terrified—convinced, as she confided in Giles, that someone was trying to kill her. Following a series of disturbing accidents, Giles began to think she could possibly be right.
Category: Fiction

River House A Memoir

Author : Sarahlee Lawrence
ISBN : 9780982569146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is one young woman's story about returning home. An exquisite blend of memoir and nature writing, River House is the story of a young woman returning home to her family’s ranch and building a log house with the help of her father. An avid river rafter, Sarahlee Lawrence grew up in remote central Oregon and, by the age of twenty-one, had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream led her back to the place she least expected—her dusty beginnings and her family’s home. River House is a beautiful story about a daughter’s return and her relationship with her father, whom she enlists to help brave the cold winter and build a log house by hand. Together, they work through the harsh winter, father helping daughter every step of the way.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Big Book Of Illinois Ghost Stories

Author : Troy Taylor
ISBN : 9781493043811
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Prairie State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Troy Taylor shines a light in the dark corners of Illinois and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From a gallows tree in Greene County where an apparition can still be seen hanging, to the lingering spirits of warring mobsters at the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

River House

Author : Sally Keith
ISBN : 1432848518
Genre : American poetry
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"These are poems of absence, poems that see the world in the negative. Written in the wake of the loss of her mother, River House follows Keith as she makes her way through the depths of grief, navigating a world newly and forever transfigured and searching for purpose: "We sang that day to what our mother had been. we sang as if the sound we made had meaning." Incorporating her travels abroad, her experience studying the neutral mask technique developed by Jacques Lecoq, and her return to the river house she and her mother often visited, the poet assembles a guide to survival in the face of seemingly insurmountable pain. Even in the dark, Keith finds the ways we can be "filled with this unexpected feeling of living." Keith seeks solace in the words of others, a scholarship that deeply informs this book. Interspersed with quotes from sources as diverse as Adam Phillips and Louise Gluck, the poems here attempt to create a new system of knowledge developed to understand not just how we feel, but also how to feel. These sonnets lead us through pain and memory to a new sense of peace where the dead are here, just out of reach: "You won't believe it, but she is okay. / She has everything she needs to live." Addressing death, art, travel, and beauty, River House finds, in mourning, what it means to survive"--
Category: American poetry

The Long Legged House

Author : Wendell Berry
ISBN : 9781619020818
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House was Wendell Berry's first collection of essays, the inaugural work introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the course of his career. Three essays at the heart of this volume The Rise, The Long-Legged House, and A Native Hill are essays of homecoming and memoir, as the writer finds his home place, his native ground, his place on earth. As he later wrote, €œWhat I stand for is what I stand on, and here we see him beginning the acts of rediscovery and resettling.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The House On The River

Author : Alexandra Springett
ISBN : 0646987178
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Children's book, 6-9years

In Between Places

Author : Diane Glancy
ISBN : 0816523851
Genre : Literary Collections
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"There is a map you decide to call a book. A book of the territories youÕve traveled. A map is a meaning you hold against the unknowing. The places you speak in many directions." For Diane Glancy, there are books that you open like a map. In-between Places is such a book: a collection of eleven essays unified by a common concern with landscape and its relation both to our spiritual life and to the craft of writing. Taking readers on a trip to New Mexico, a voyage across the sea of middle America, even a journey to China, Glancy has crafted a sustained meditation on the nature and workings of language, stories, and poems; on travel and motion as metaphors for life and literature; and on the relationships between Native American and Judeo-Christian ways of thinking and being in the world. Reflecting on strip mines in Missouri ("as long as there is anything left to take, human industry will take it") and hog barns in Iowa (writing about them from the hogs' perspective), Glancy speaks in the margins of cross-cultural issues and from the places in-between as she explores the middle ground between places that we handle with the potholder of language. She leaves in her wake a dance of words and the structures left after the collision of cultures. A writer who has often examined her native heritage, Glancy also asks here what it means to be part white. "What does whiteness look like viewed from the other, especially when that other is also within oneself?" And in considering the legacy of Christianity, she ponders "how it is when the Holy Ghost enters your life like a brother-in-law you know is going to be there a while." Insightful and provocative, In-between Places is a book for anyone interested in a sense of place and in the relationship between religion and our stance toward nature. It is also a book for anyone who loves thoughtful writing and wishes to learn from a modern master of language.
Category: Literary Collections

Related Families Of Botetourt County Virginia

Author : J. William Austin, II
ISBN : 9780806350233
Genre : Reference
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This is the definitive work on Americans taken prisoner during the Revolutionary War. The bulk of the book is devoted to personal accounts, many of them moving, of the conditions endured by U.S. prisoners at the hands of the British, as preserved in journals or diaries kept by physicians, ships' captains, and the prisoners themselves. Of greater genealogical interest is the alphabetical list of 8,000 men who were imprisoned on the British vessel The Old Jersey, which the author copied from the papers of the British War Department and incorporated in the appendix to the work. Also included is a Muster Roll of Captain Abraham Shepherd's Company of Virginia Riflemen and a section on soldiers of the Pennsylvania Flying Camp who perished in prison, 1776-1777.
Category: Reference

The Carolinas The Georgia Coast

Author : Norman Renouf
ISBN : 9781556508547
Genre : Travel
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Charleston, Greenville, Kiawah Island, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Tybee Island, Augusta, Brunswick, Asheville, Golden Isles, Charlotte, Beaufort, Wilmington, Nags Head.
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The River King

Author : Alice Hoffman
ISBN : 9781440674242
Genre : Fiction
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From the best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, The River King confirms Alice Hoffman as "one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists" (Jane Smiley, USA Today). People tend to stay in their place in the town of Haddan. The students at the prestigious prep school don't mix with locals; even within the school, hierarchy rules, as freshman and faculty members find out where they fit in and what is expected of them. But when a body is found in the river behind the school, a local policeman will walk into this enclosed world and upset it entirely. A story of surface appearances and the truths submerged below.
Category: Fiction

Beyond The River

Author : Ann Hagedorn
ISBN : 1439128669
Genre : History
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Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley’s riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river. In Beyond the River, Ann Hagedorn tells the remarkable story of the participants in the Ripley line of the Underground Railroad, bringing to life the struggles of the men and women, black and white, who fought “the war before the war” along the Ohio River. Determined in their cause, Rankin, his family, and his fellow abolitionists—some of them former slaves themselves—risked their lives to guide thousands of runaways safely across the river into the free state of Ohio, even when a sensational trial in Kentucky threatened to expose the Ripley “conductors.” Rankin, the leader of the Ripley line and one of the early leaders of the antislavery movement, became nationally renowned after the publication of his Letters on American Slavery, a collection of letters he wrote to persuade his brother in Virginia to renounce slavery. A vivid narrative about memorable people, Beyond the River is an inspiring story of courage and heroism that transports us to another era and deepens our understanding of the great social movement known as the Underground Railroad.
Category: History

To The River

Author : Sam Habash
ISBN : 9781450284363
Genre : Games & Activities
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The exciting and challenging game of Texas HoldEm Poker is gaining more followers dailyboth young and oldwho enjoy competing, bluffing, and most of all, winning. In this guidebook for both novice and experienced poker players, an avid poker player combines his knowledge of the game with his expertise regarding stats and probabilities to provide all possible outcomes of the cards, ultimately helping poker players around the world improve their chances of winning. Sam Habash has been playing poker since he was a young boy, but in the last ten years, has focused mainly on improving his Texas HoldEm game. He draws on his ability to gather and analyze statistics to provide poker players with probabilities and payback information. While offering little-known statistics like the likelihood of having an ace or king show up in a hand (62%) or the odds of receiving a pair (6%), Habash leads players through many different scenarios like the chances of receiving a second pair, flush draw, or complete straight. The expert advice offered in this unique reference manual will help any poker player gain the extra advantage to come out ahead in their next game of Texas HoldEm!
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Lighthouses And Life Saving Along The Massachusetts Coast

Author : James Claflin
ISBN : 9781439616079
Genre : Photography
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Lighthouses and Life Saving along the Massachusetts Coast is a unique tribute to the men and women who protected mariners from shipping disasters. With a variety of vintage images from private as well as museum collections, this rare glimpse into the lives of the dedicated workers who protected thousands of vessels plying the dangerous waters of Massachusetts Bay and Nantucket Sound is a visual journey to an earlier era in our nation’s history. Author James Claflin combines an extensively researched text with this exquisite collection of many previously unpublished images to tell the story of a state dependent upon its coastal commerce. From Cape Ann to New Bedford, residents of Massachusetts have relied heavily on the sea for employment, trade, and nourishment. The task of lighting and protecting the coasts was taken on by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Within these pages, see the Cape Ann lighthouse keeper proudly posed in his uniform, the Cape Cod life savers launching their surf-boat through the breakers toward the shipwreck, and the Boston Bay lighthouse keeper’s family returning by skiff from their brief excursion to town.
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Lost Hartford

Author : Wilson H. Faude
ISBN : 0738504637
Genre : History
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Cities are evolving entities, and as pushcarts became vans and horse-drawn streetcars became mechanized, so the streetscape and its buildings and landmarks and accesses changed. In the process there were victories and losses, progress and great leadership that already is shaping the Hartford of tomorrow. Lost Hartford is a magical look at Hartford and its evolution from the eighteenth century to today. It contains early landmarks, such as the Old State House, which still survives. It offers some never-before-published views of Main, Trumbull, and Pratt Streets, to name a few. It shares recent triumphs, such as the joining to the Connecticut River by Riverfront Recapture and the creation of the learning corridor by Trinity College.
Category: History