Under the Summer Sky


Author: Lori Copeland

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736942874

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 1556

After rescuing Trinity Franklin from a band of thugs, Jones and Trinity begin a fast-paced adventure on their way to a small town in North Dakota--a chance meeting that turns into a charming ending when God intervenes.

Towards Another Summer


Author: Janet Frame

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458784126

Category: Homesickness

Page: 277

View: 5651

Self-styled writer Grace Cleave has writers block, and her anxiety is only augmented by her chronic aversion to leaving her home, to be ''among people, even for five or ten minutes.'' And so it is with trepidation that she accepts an invitation to spend a weekend away from London in the north of England. Once there, she feels more and more like a migratory bird, as the pull of her native New Zealand makes life away from it seem transitory. Grace longs to find her place in the world, but first she must learn to be comfortable in her own skin, feathers and all. From the author of An Angel at My Table comes an exquisitely written novel of exile and return, homesickness and belonging. Written in 1963 when Janet Frame was living in London, this is of a novel she considered too personal to be published while she was alive.

Out of a Clear Sky


Author: Sally Hinchcliffe

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330508083

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 8149

People talk about the cold, hard light of day. There's no escaping what you can see by it. There can be no confusing, in that early morning light, the truth with the wished-for reality of dreams. The body was still there. He was still dead. Abandoned by her lover, Manda finds solace in bird-watching, a hobby her ex-partner introduced her to. The birds provide Manda with an escape from her troubled past - and an uncertain future. But then she falls prey to the ever more sinister attentions of another birdwatcher. As the harassment builds up, she is forced to flee, and details of her complicated past start to emerge. Haunted by her tenuous relationship with her family and memories of her African childhood, Manda is struggling with the choice between safety and freedom as she tries to escape her elusive stalker. Tempted by the promise of her friend Tom's protection, she wonders if she should finally trust someone before it's too late . . . Told through the vivid images of birds, Out of a Clear Sky is an unsettling psychological thriller which will grip you until the startling, unforeseen end.

Spring's Edge

A Ranch Wife's Chronicles


Author: Laurie Wagner Buyer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826343929

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 1275

Spring's Edge reflects life during one season on the modern-day Colorado cattle ranch Laurie Buyer once called home. Her diary recounts the day-to-day toil and the challenge of trying to find time to write while continuing to help with outdoor chores, cooking, cleaning, balancing the books, and working for a neighboring ranch. Chronicling a time of deep personal change, Buyer struggles with her role as a ranch wife, faces the diminishing vitality of an agricultural way of life, and nurses her father through a terminal illness. Buyer tries to bridge the gap between the rural world she cherishes and the inevitable encroachment of urban sprawl. Meanwhile, her writing of landscape and weather, livestock and wildlife, loneliness and intimacy capture the innate rhythms of relationships, the resilience of love, and the astonishing beauty of life on the land.

Amber's Summer with M. the V. and New Poems


Author: Cameron Glenn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557174309

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 5834

n Amber's Summer, a young teen girl had hoped to escape her divorcing parents by spending the summer of 08 at her best friends Angel's beach house, but instead struggles through a greater tragedy and is both betrayed and helped by two boys. In M. the V. or Mortimer the Vampire, popular and pretty Lizzy's life and dreams are interupted when mysterious forign exchange students from England show up at her high school, thrusting her in the midst of a centuries old drama involving a vampire, dragon, and fairy.

This house of sky

landscapes of a Western mind


Author: Ivan Doig

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 7194

This work introduced a major modern author to the reading public. Doig' s life was formed among the sheepherders and other denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches as he wandered beside his restless father. New Preface by the Author.

The Battered Suitcase Autumn 2010


Author: Battered Suitcase

Publisher: Vagabondage Press LLC

ISBN: 1452413223

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 7840

The Autum 2010 Issue of The Battered SuitcaseEdited by Fawn Neun, N. Apythia Morges, and Maggie Ward. Interview J.J. Colagrande, Fiction by Sandra Woodiwiss, Isaac James Baker, Etkin Camoglu, and Nick Padron.Non-fiction by Laurie McClellan, Austin Rory Hackett, and Suzanne Kehm.Poetry by Richard Fein, Britt Gambino, and Jacob Russell.

Postcards from the Province of Hyphens


Author: Sonya Taaffe

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809544873

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8210

Postcards from the Province of Hyphens marks the debut of Sonya Taaffe's first full-length collection, with nearly fifty poems and prose pieces, including the Rhysling award-winning and -nominated poems, "Matlacihuatl's Gift," "Storm Gods of the Connecticut River Valley," "Green Fuses," "Harlequin, Lonely," and more.