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The Summer We Got Free

Author : Mia McKenzie
ISBN : 0988628600
Genre : Fiction
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At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, they are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen-year feud between the Delaneys and the church ensues. Ava and her family are displaced from the community even as they continue to live within it, trapped inside their creaky, shadowy old house. When a mysterious woman arrives unexpectedly for a visit, her presence stirs up the past and ghosts and other restless things begin to emerge. And something is reignited in Ava: the indifferent woman she has become begins to give way to the wild girl, and the passionate artist, she used to be. But not without a struggle that threatens her well-being and, ultimately, her life. Winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction.
Category: Fiction

Forever One Summer

Author : George M. Leon
ISBN : 9781469114095
Genre : Fiction
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This is a love story based on events that occurred in my life more than fifty years ago. Some of the names have been changed, and some events may have been diminished or embellished while recalling things that happened when writing the story. The story is a based on recollections of actual experiences I had. It is a story filled with discovery, joy, and the innocence of teenage years back in the fiftys. It also shows how those years became the building blocks of a lifetime. The motivation for writing this came from an extraordinary thing that happened to me in the Spring of 2006 that stirred my memory and caused me to recall with clarity what I had so long ago buried in my subconscious mind. I met a person who became a good friend, but more importantly she reawakened everything I had discovered in that one magical summer back in 1954. Looking back as an adult fifty years later made me realize that there is symmetry in life, but many people never take the time to see it. This all started for me when we returned from our Winter Condo in Boca Raton, Florida in April of 2006. As per my usual morning routine, I continued to awaken early and go over to Starbucks to sit and have my morning cup of Decaf Americano. Id sit there and read the Daily News, or the New York Times, and chat with some fascinating people I had met whod become friends in the several years since I retired. One particular April morning I came in and they had a new person in charge of the morning shift working there. From the moment I saw her I could not stop looking at her. There was something instantly so familiar about her, but I wasnt able to see exactly what it was initially. When I made the connection with what it was it hit me like a ton of bricks. After we were introduced we began chatting briefly, but the more we made small talk, the less I actually heard what she was saying as memories of my past flooded back. All of a sudden I was fifteen years old again. I knew then I had to sit down and somehow get this written. I also knew I would at some point; have to share this amazing story with her if or when I got to know her better. It was interesting recalling my early childhood, and the events that brought me to that wonderful summer of discovery, and falling in love for what I believed then to be the first and last time in my life. That summer held some of the keys to the person I would become as I grew up, and dealt with life at all ages.
Category: Fiction

Messages Of Love

Author : Jude Baptiste
ISBN : 9781456851576
Genre : Poetry
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Messages of Love is an inspiring and romantic poetic book of a man revealing true love to his woman. In these pages, a man will take you and narrate his love every single day. He will make known his feelings and open up his heart to the woman he loves. It is a beautiful love story showing his attachment and his affection for all seasons. Women would be moved by the power of his emotions and feel the passion, devotion, and the tenderness of a man’s soul. She will take great pleasure on reading his expressions of unselfish loyalty and courtship for her.
Category: Poetry

The Summer We Came To Life

Author : Deborah Cloyed
ISBN : 145920591X
Genre : Fiction
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Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends—Isabel, Kendra and Mina—on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they've created a lifetime of memories. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her. For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by her friends—the closest thing she has to family—Mina's death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend's surprise proposal, it'll be the wrong one. The answers aren't in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation's stories of love and loss, and Sam's glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.
Category: Fiction

Tales Of Eastwood

Author : Dr. Arlene Kearns Dowdy
ISBN : 9781491734841
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What if someone told you that an entire community has been practically hidden, within trees and hills, for more than a century? Tales of Eastwood is the true story of the history and lore of Eastwood, North Carolina. This charming community is nestled amid the hills and trees around Highway 15 and 501, with a history and group of intriguing characters all its own. You might have passed through this community in the blink of an eyeless than three minutes to be exactand you would have had no idea you were in the midst of a place rich in culture. Arlene Kearns Dowdy explores the mysterious whispers of the trees and the shadows of the tombstones. She offers a sense of the emotions and courage of the youth as they confront their fears and allows us to discover the amazing strength and endurance of the women and children of this community. Come along as she strolls through the yards and fields to watch children enjoy fun, free playtime. Through her, we are able to know how the strong fathers interact with their children. These tales bring to life the fun and the laughter of the residents of this enchanting community, Eastwood, North Carolina, past and present.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Youth

Author : Bryan De Vouge
ISBN : 9781450205924
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Th is book describes the authors childhood growing up on a farm, living with four generations of family including his sister, parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. The author describes many varied experiences, from helping his 90 year-old great grandmother churn butter the old-fashioned way to helping his grandfather feed the pigs and other animals on the farm. He writes about his interactions with many of the other people who lived in the same community, and some of the naughty things he and his friends did such as raiding apple orchards. This book gives the reader a clear idea of how life was on a farm in rural Quebec in the 1950s.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Full Circle On The Mountain

Author : Linda Gardner
ISBN : 9780759665569
Genre : Fiction
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Do you believe a personal destiny exists for each of us? If it were possible to catch a glimpse of that destiny, would you have the courage, faith and strength of heart to follow it? What would be the cost, and what would have to be lain on the altar of sacrifice? FULL CIRCLE on the MOUNTAIN answers those questions with a powerful and insightful journey into one woman’s personal destiny. Claudette Elizabeth McAllister grew up a young woman, in rural South Carolina in the fifties, the daughter of a farmer and his bakery shop attendant wife. She was an ordinary girl, with ordinary dreams of going to college and pursuing a career in accounting. Destiny, however, used those dreams to choose another path for her. A presumed "chance meeting" with handsome, educated, and wealthy, Johnny Richardson would change her life and set her on a course with destiny which would not rest until she came full circle with it some twenty years later. In the early sixties, fate, in disguise as a life-threatening experience drives her back to her hometown. There she must face the reality of a son born out of wedlock, the tragic accident that killed her best friend and the realization that her life was somehow being orchestrated by forces beyond her control. Forces that continually required her to sacrifice and endure what seemed impossible for the human spirit. FULL CIRCLE on the MOUNTAIN is a journey along her path of people, places and events which would not only direct and shape her destiny, but weave its threads deeply into an entire family, unaware they too were a part of the great tapestry of this simple woman. " A rare and powerful combination of: entertainment, insight, wisdom and truth." Henri Forget, free-lance editor.
Category: Fiction

Even Trolls Love Pasties

Author : Jim Abb
ISBN : 9781465378002
Genre : Fiction
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Even Trolls Love Pasties looks back to life in Ann Arbor during the 1970s and two freshmen at the University of Michigan as they move through at world of young loves, new friendships, drugs, music, politics, Wolverine football and the occasional ghost. After encountering the slings and arrows that life throws their way, the two embark on a road trip to Daytona Beachvia Seattle.
Category: Fiction

Northern Kids

Author : Linda Goyette
ISBN : 9781926972138
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Children and teenagers experience Canada’s North in a way that adults do not. They have shaped its history, and yet how often are they asked to tell its story? Northern Kids is a collection of tales about the unforgettable young people of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and remote regions of the western provinces. Based on personal interviews and thorough archival research, each true story is narrated in the voice of a young northerner. Travel along with these kids as they hunt for caribou or hidden gold, mush a dogsled team, climb over the Chilkoot Pass, float down the Yukon River on a homemade raft, and explore the Arctic tundra through every season. While Northern Kids celebrates the independent spirit of young northerners—their wilderness skills, sense of humour and love of fun—it also takes an unflinching look at their hardships. At the end of each story, a section called “What do we know for sure?” offers the reader detail and historical context. This is the fourth book in the Courageous Kids series, which includes Kidmonton: True Stories of River City Kids, Rocky Mountain Kids, Island Kids, and now Northern Kids. For more about this exciting series, please visit
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ambition And Dignity

Author : Frances S. Ipock
ISBN : 9781462855360
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Here is a story of the life of a survivor with ambition to be normal like others with no handicap problems. to become someone that can hold their head up with dignity. Through an epidemic in 1941 of polio that left with me as one of its victims is why I can verify no matter what you can survive. With the mercies of God Dal came in my life which loved me unconditionally. He was an inspiration to be an achiever.Later my children inspired me to be more determined to go for what I wanted in life until tradgedy struck.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Idle Hours The Grace And The Glory

Author : Pat S. Hogeboom
ISBN : 9781453552018
Genre : Fiction
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Notes from readers: I loved Idle Hours! What a terrific story. Once I began to read it, I couldnt put it down. It brought me great joy! Pat is a great writer-storyteller. With so many of the names and places being familiar, it made it that much more interesting. I want to buy more copies for my friends. Its a terrific gift. Dottie Hanly, retired librarian, Connetquot Schools Now this is what I call a great read! The story is so gripping I couldnt put it down. Idle Hours is fascinating in its history of the real Vanderbilts, mixed with the real people of the day. I loved Papa, and Almina. They were such a contrast to Alva and Willie K. I got so interested in Consuelo Im trying to find a copy of her autobiography, The Glitter and the Gold. Thanks Pat, I cant wait for the next book! Sally Bedford
Category: Fiction

Love Leaps Forward

Author : Retha Evans Ezell with J. Calvin Ezell
ISBN : 9781462408573
Genre : Religion
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Have there been times when you felt like throwing in the “marriage towel,” or washing your hands of the whole situation? Facing the many changes and challenges in marriage, we may all sometimes feel this way. Although, author Retha Evans Ezell has felt that way herself, she didn't give in—and you don’t have to either. In her memoir, Love Leaps Forward: Time Tilts Backward—written with her husband, James Calvin Ezell—she recalls both the good and the bad times. Rather than give up and complain that God dealt her a bad hand, Retha and her husband worked through the problems in their marriage. Now she seeks to encourage you with inspiring stories that can aid in discovering some deep truths. Life lessons are interspersed with moving recollections and original poetry that share the events of a couple’s past. They reveal hope for the future as events unfold through tales of love, life, and marriage. This powerful story, infused with original poetry that punctuates key themes, is a breath of fresh air! The vivid details underscore the author’s love for each other and the Lord. Each chapter compels you to ponder your own relationships and propels you to take a walk down the memory lanes of love and life. Truly love does “leap forward”. - Andrew & Danese Turner, childhood sweethearts and married for 20 years; Danese is the author and producer of numerous stage plays, including Blood Relatives and Big and Bad “Retha is able to capture the readers through the stories of her life and the lives of those she loves. Her journey is a true testament of the goodness and mercies of God.” —Stormy Denison, author of Single and Depressed: Yeah Right! and Pushed by the Winds
Category: Religion

Girl 85

Author : Helen Chernoff Freeman
ISBN : 9781460223208
Genre : History
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Helen Chernoff was born into a Freedomite Doukhobor family in Oliver, British Columbia in 1947. Shortly after her eighth birthday Helen was taken from her family and held with other children of Freedomite Doukhobors in a residential dormitory in New Denver, B.C. as part of a government policy of forced assimilation. Told with drama, compassion, and humour, Girl #85 – A Doukhobor Childhood is the intensely moving account of Helen’s experience of this ordeal - one she describes as a living hell. Her powerful testimony provides an invaluable perspective on a little-known and deeply disturbing event in British Columbia’s recent history.
Category: History

When The Bottom Drops Out

Author : Robert Bugh
ISBN : 9781414366876
Genre : Religion
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Nobody is immune to disappointment. Unfortunately, at some point all of us will face that horrific moment when the bottom completely drops out of out of our life, leaving us broken, devastated, and desperately searching for God’s grace. Pastor and theologian Robert Bugh has experienced unthinkable pain and disappointment firsthand, having lost both his wife and his best friend to cancer within a year and a half of each other. Though devastating, Bugh’s tragedy also brought him into a stronger, deeper relationship with God. When the Bottom Drops Out chronicles Rob’s journey from loss to restoration and shows readers how to find and hold tightly to Christ through even the most painful episodes of life. Bugh’s story is proof positive that while pain and disappointment are an unavoidable part of life, God is nonetheless faithful, holding us close at all times and in all circumstances.
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The Summer House

Author : Santa Montefiore
ISBN : 9781847379290
Genre : Fiction
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THE STUNNING NOVEL, PERFECT FOR A SUMMER HOLIDAY, FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR A life-changing secret. An unforgettable summer. Arriving at the familiar old stone church nestled in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire, Antoinette prepares to say goodbye to her husband; the man she has loved for as long as she can remember. Little does she know, the arrival of the beautiful and mysterious Phaedra will make her question everything about the man she shared her life with. Phaedra loved George too, and couldn’t bear to stay away from his funeral. But Phaedra is hiding a deeply buried secret. One that will change the lives of Antoinette and her family forever, and one that she can no longer keep hidden . . . Bestselling author Santa Montefiore delivers a captivating novel about love, family and secrets that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. A beautiful summer read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Joanna Trollope. ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills
Category: Fiction

My Life By Rushie

Author : Fred Evans
ISBN : 9781434448750
Genre : Fiction
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If dogs could write, this is what they'd say: "MY LIFE is a one-of-a-kind autobiography, not only because it describes my interesting and unusual life, but also because I am a dog. And as far as I know, this is the first-ever canine autobiography." Science fiction writer James C. Glass says, "If you've ever had a dog for a pet and suffered through its loss, this book will be an emotional trip for you. I enjoyed Rushie's adventures, with a laugh, and yes, more than a few tears. Enjoy the ride."
Category: Fiction

New Interchange Workbook 1a

Author : Jack C. Richards
ISBN : 0521628776
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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'New interchange' is the second edition of 'Interchange', and incorporates suggestions from students and teachers using the first edition from around the world. It offers more comprehensive grammar presentation and practice, more opportunities to develop listening skills and build fluency, as well as fresh new content in every unit. It features high-interest topics, a focus on oth acuracy and fluency, and a multi-skills syllabusi ntegrating themes, structures, functions, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The underlying philosophy of the course is that language is best learned when used for meaningful communication. 'New interchange' is written in American English, but reflects the fact that English is the major language of international communication, and is not limited to any one country, region or culture.
Category: Foreign Language Study