A House at the Bottom of a Lake


Author: Josh Malerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910471012


Page: N.A

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Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers Amelia and James discover something below the water's surface that changes their lives forever. It's got two stories. It's got a garden. And the front door is open. It's a house at the bottom of a lake. For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? While the duo plays house beneath the waves, one reality remains: Just because a house is empty, doesn't mean nobody's home.

Apostle to the Inuit

The Journals and Ethnographic Notes of Edmund James Peck, the Baffin Years, 1894-1905


Author: Edmund James Peck,J. G. Oosten,François Trudel,Frédéric Laugrand

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802090427

Category: Religion

Page: 498

View: 9656

Apostle to the Inuit presents the journals and ethnographical notes of Reverend Edmund James Peck, an Anglican missionary who opened the first mission among the Inuit of Baffin Island in 1894. He stayed until 1905, and by that time, had firmly established Christianity in the North. He became known to the Inuit as 'Uqammaq,' the one who talks well. His colleagues knew him as 'Apostle among the Eskimo.' Peck's diaries of the period focus on his missionary work and the adoption of Christianity by the Inuit and provide an impressive account of the daily life and work of the early missionaries in Baffin Island. His ethnographic data was collected at the request of famed anthropologist Franz Boas in 1897. Peck conducted extensive research on Inuit oral traditions and presents several detailed verbatim accounts of shamanic traditions and practises. This work continues to be of great value for a better understanding of Inuit culture and history but was never before published. Apostle to the Inuit demonstrates how a Christian missionary who was bitterly opposed to shamanism, became a devoted researcher of this complex tradition. Editors Frédéric Laugrand, Jarich Oosten, and François Trudel highlight the relationships between Europeans and Inuit and discuss central issues facing native peoples and missionaries in the North. They also present a selection of fascinating drawings made by Inuit at the request of Peck, which illustrate Inuit life on Baffin Island at the turn of the twentieth century. The book offers important new data on the history of the missions among the Inuit as well as on the history of Inuit religion and the anthropological study of Inuit oral traditions.

The Primitive Mind and Modern Man


Author: John Alan Cohan

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608050874

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3621

This book is in the field of trans-cultural psychology, and is intended for college courses in anthropology and psychology, and general readership. the book focuses on intriguing facts about primitive cultures around the world, and provides insights into living traditions and different world views. a principal theme of the book is that we can gain a better understanding of ourselves by a "detour" to other cultures. the book shows how modern ways of thinking are parallel to those of primitive cultures, and engages readers to become more aware of who they are. As shown throughout the book, there is not, after all, a very wide gulf between primitive and modern cultures. the book covers many topics including animism, shamanism, totemism, hunting and cultivation rituals, altered states of consciousness, envy and the evil eye, how people deal with conflicts, potlatches, cargo cults, how people satisfy the need for social approval, culture-bound syndromes, folk medicine, treatment of women, raising of children, nomadic peoples, treatment of the dead, and other topics.

The Fiance Thief


Author: Tracy South

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459274229

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2802

Claire Morgan—femme fatale? Alec Mason had a hard time imagining Claire as a hot babe, until he began masquerading as her fiancé. And fighting off her potential suitors! He and Claire were supposed to be working together to get the inside story on Miranda Craig, the box office leading lady. Only, Miranda had a habit of stealing Claire's husbands-to-be. Which meant Alec should be exactly where he wanted to be, up close and personal as Miranda's next conquest. So why wasn't Claire jealous? And why did Alec wish she'd fight for her man—him!

The Clairvoyants

A Novel


Author: Karen Brown

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627797068

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 767

"A deliciously modern classic ghost story" —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists The Clairvoyants is Karen Brown’s most hypnotic novel to date--gothic-inflected psychological suspense that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift On the family homestead by the sea where she grew up, Martha Mary saw ghosts. As a young woman, she hopes to distance herself from those spirits by escaping to an inland college town. There, she is absorbed by a budding romance, relieved by separation from an unstable sister, and disinterested in the flyers seeking information about a young woman who’s disappeared—until one Indian summer afternoon when the missing woman appears beneath Martha’s apartment window, wearing a down coat, her hair coated with ice.

Skyline Teardrops


Author: Cody Benjamin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312057874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 2224

In Skyline Teardrops, Cody Benjamin recalls his experiences volunteering, struggling and growing alongside nine other students from around the country. Pressed to make an impact in Detroit, a city that seems to be known more for its devastation than anything else, he dives into the importance of urban youth, explores the historic downfall of Motor City and, most importantly, exercises an immense walk of faith that changes his perspective on far more than the surrounding broken neighborhoods.