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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

The Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle For 1859

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781108054508
Genre : History
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The 1859 Nautical Magazine includes reports of British operations in East Asia, setbacks affecting submarine cables and the Franklin searches.
Category: History

West Of Eden

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 9781466822832
Genre : Fiction
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West of Eden is a novel by Harry Harrison, author of innumerable science fiction novels and stories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

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).
Category: Fiction

Register Of Debates In Congress Comprising The Leading Debates And Incidents Of The Second Session Of The Eighteenth Congress Dec 6 1824 To The First Session Of The Twenty Fifth Congress Oct 16 1837 Together With An Appendix Containing The Most Important State Papers And Public Documents To Which The Session Laws Enacted During The Session With Copious Index To The Whole

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : UCAL:C3171980
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