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West Of Then

Author : Tara Bray Smith
ISBN : 141658742X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A dazzling, devastating memoir about one woman's search for her wayward mother, whose past is inextricably linked with the bittersweet history of their home, Hawaii. At the center of West of Then is Karen Morgan -- island flower, fifth generation haole (white) Hawaiian, Mayflower descendant -- now living on the streets of downtown Honolulu. Despite her recklessness, Karen inspires fierce loyalty and love in her three daughters. When she goes missing in the spring of 2002, Tara, the eldest, sets out to find and hopefully save her mother. Her journey explores what you give up when you try to renounce your past, whether personal, familial, or historical, and what you gain when you confront it. A tender story that lays bare the anguish, candor, and humor of growing up a half-step off the beat, West of Then is a striking literary debut from a perceptive and original writer. By turns tough and touching, Smith's modern detective story unravels the rich history of the fiftieth state and the realities of contemporary Hawaii -- its sizable homeless population, its drug subculture -- as well as its generous, diverse humanity and astonishing beauty. In this land of so many ghosts, the author's search for her mother becomes a reckoning with herself, her family, and with the meaning of home.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

China Stratigraphy Paleogeography And Tectonics

Author : Arthur A. Meyerhoff
ISBN : 9789401137706
Genre : Science
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all such systems are important, the Proterozoic column This volume concerns the geology of China, and it examinesthat concern by expositionsofthe stratigraphy, possibly is unique in its continuous sedimentary devel the paleogeography,and the tectonics ofthat remarkable opment and in its reference section of global rank. In paleogeography, this volume describes and illustra country. In this sense, therefore, our aims and purposes are explicit in the title. The senior author and his tes first the broad distribution of Proterozoic deposits. colleagues, furthermore, do not have in mind any special Succeeding descriptions and illustrations trace the ebb and flow of shallow marine waters across China as or specific audience. This volume is quite simply for all geologists. By far the majority will be those whose Phanerozoic time of more than 600 million years elapses native tongue is English, or those who understand from the beginning of the Cambrian to the present. In structure, this volume emphasizes the importance English. Not to be overlooked, moreover, is the large number ofChinese geologists who not only read English of paraplatforms, platforms, geosynclines, and great but also who themselves write studies in English that east-west zones of fracture in the Precambian, also the appear in publications in both their homeland and effects of these early structural elements on structure abroad. in the ensuing Phanerozoic. In the Phanerozoic itself, north-south stress developed in the pre-Phanerozoic A constantly growing interest in the geology of China continued through much of the Paleozoic.
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Charles The Bald

Author : Janet L. Nelson
ISBN : 9781317899563
Genre : History
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This important and long-awaited study is the first full-scale biography of Charlemagne's grandson, King of the West Franks from 843 to 877, and Emperor from 875. Posterity has not been kind to Charles or his age, seeing him as a fatally weak ruler in decadent times, threatened by Viking invaders and overmighty subjects. Janet Nelson, however, reveals an able and resourceful ruler who, under challenging conditions, maintained and enhanced royal authority, and held together the kingdom that, outlasting the Carolingians themselves, in due course became France.
Category: History

West Of January

Author : Dave Duncan
ISBN : 9781497605794
Genre : Fiction
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The Aurora Award–winning novel of a remote far-future world caught in a cycle of destruction, from the author of the Seventh Sword saga. On the distant planet of Vernier, a single day lasts an eternity. Lifetimes pass before a region fully experiences dawn, midday, and dusk. With each new daybreak comes a new generation, with no memory of the catastrophes that occurred when the sun crawled across the sky—entire civilizations scorched into oblivion. Only Vernier’s “angels” possess the ancient knowledge to preserve past technologies that will save the world’s population from the ruthless cycle of destruction. Knobil was born during the west of January among the herdsmen, a primitive culture in which the men fight to the death to preserve their own lineage. He is also the son of an “angel,” who left him the means to enter Heaven. It is an odyssey that will take Knobil among all the other peoples of his world—the beautiful but unthinking seafolk, the cruel slavers, the manipulative traders, the secretive spinsters—to a destiny he may die before embracing at the far end of December. Of epic scope, this is a novel of the struggle for survival in a hostile environment from the author of The Reluctant Swordsman and Portal of a Thousand Worlds, “an expert at producing page-turning adventure” (Locus).
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West Of Bohemia

Author : Jessica Steele
ISBN : 9781459277496
Genre : Fiction
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Questions, questions… Fabia Kingsdale found herself traveling to the heart of Europe in place of her sister. Unlike Cara, Fabia wasn't an experienced journalist, but Cara just couldn't go, and she would be losing the interview of a lifetime. Fabia decided she would get the answers that Cara needed to write her article, and she'd ask questions later! But Ven Gajdusek was notoriously difficult to pin down, and Fabia realized from the start that it wouldn't be easy to fool him. In fact, it was asking for trouble to complicate things further by falling in love with a man like Ven!
Category: Fiction

West Of The Meadow

Author : Bradley James Kukard
ISBN : 9781326009984
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West Of Yuma

Author : Steve Hailes
ISBN : 9780595242160
Genre : Fiction
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It all began with the mysterious moccasin print in the hot sand of the Great Californian Desert… One moment Jackson Gilbert was a successful stock breeder with a thriving business, a good partner and a pretty wife. In the next moment, his life had caved in around him. His Colt pistols and silver Creek tomahawk could not save him from the vengeance of the Cavanah gang and a secret he had kept for years. Only the friendship and the guns of U.S. Marshall Matt Janzene could save him…
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