Eyes Like Leaves


Author: Charles de Lint

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616960507

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This early Charles de Lint novel—previously unavailable in a paperback edition—is a stirring epic fantasy of Celtic and Nordic mythology along with swords and sorcery. In the Green Isles, the summer magic is waning. Snake ships pillage the coastal towns, and the evil Icelord encases the verdant lands in a permanent frost. A mysterious old wizard prepares to mount one last defense of the Isles, hurrying to instruct his inexperienced apprentice in the art of shape-changing. In a desperate race to awaken the Summerlord, the newfound mage gathers a few remaining allies, including a seemingly ordinary young woman and her protective adoptive family. Mercilessly pursued by the Icelord’s army of stormkin, they flee north to the seat of the Summerlord’s power. But the revelation of a family betrayal leads to new treachery—and time is running short for the Summerborn.

Through Eyes Like Mine


Author: Noriko Nakada

Publisher: Noriko Nakada

ISBN: 145053578X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 2031

Through Eyes Like Mine is the story of a childhood told through the present-tense voice of Nori Nakada. Born to a Japanese American father and German-Irish mother in rural Oregon, Nori0́9s family becomes increasingly diverse when they adopt a six-year-old boy from Korea. She struggles to find comfort within a family, a community and a world that is both simple and complex. By examining her family's silences, she begins to understand life, death and her own identity. The joys and challenges of growing up invite the reader to recall the world through eyes like mine.

From the Mountain, from the Valley

New and Collected Poems


Author: James Still

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813127804

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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James Still first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet. Although he is better known today as a writer of fiction, it is his poetry that many of his essential images, such as the "mighty river of earth," first found expression. Yet much of his poetry remains out of print or difficult to find. From the Mountain, From the Valley collects all of Still's poems, including several never before published, and corrects editorial mistakes that crept into previous collections. The poems are presented in chronological order, allowing the reader to trace the evolution of Still's voice. Throughout, his language is fresh and vigorous and his insight profound. His respect for people and place never sounds sentimental or dated. Ted Olson's introduction recounts Still's early literary career and explores the poetic origins of his acclaimed lyrical prose. Still himself has contributed the illuminating autobiographical essay "A Man Singing to Himself," which will appeal to every lover of his work. James Still, the first poet laureate of Kentucky, recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and many other awards and honors, is the author of numerous works, including his masterful novel River of Earth. Ted Olson, associate professor of Appalachian studies and English at East Tennessee State University, is the author of Blue Ridge Folklife and the editor of CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual.

Indo-Scythian Studies: Being Khotanese Texts Volume VI: Volume 6, Prolexis to the Book of Zambasta

Khotanese Texts


Author: H. W. Bailey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521071135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 484

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The Book of Zambasta is Professor Bailey's name for a collection of Śaka-Khotanese texts hitherto designated as E. The texts were first published in Berlin by E. and M. Leumann in the period 1933-6; and since then it has become possible to establish the meaning of almost the whole vocabulary used in the texts. The result is that Iranian scholars have a sound basis for their use of Śaka linguistic materials. The prolexis is a close commentary on the establishment of the text. It contains all the evidence for the interpretation of words not previously understood. The words are arranged by the Brahmi syllabary and all but those which occur most frequently are given full references. Each word is placed within its linguistic matrix and is subjected to every semantic test before being allotted its final form and sense.

James Still

Critical Essays on the Dean of Appalachian Literature


Author: Ted Olson,Kathy H. Olson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786430761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Best known as the author of the acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), Alabama native James Still is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of Appalachian literature. This compilation of scholarly essays exploring Stills literary work is the first book-length collection of its kind and features contributions from leading scholars and writers, including Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, Jim Wayne Miller, Jeff Daniel Marion, Diane Fisher, Dean Cadle, and Hal Crowther.

Similes Dictionary


Author: Elyse Sommer

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

View: 9567

Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

The Elementals

A Novel


Author: Francesca Lia Block

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250018420

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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From a star YA author Francesca Lia Block—an adult novel about a student, haunted by the disappearance of a friend, who must face the truth The Elementals is on one level an intriguing coming-of-age novel about a young woman, Ariel Silverman, facing the challenges of her first years away at college in Berkeley, California, while her mother battles cancer at home in Los Angeles. But the book takes on deeper, stranger meanings when we realize that Ariel is haunted by the disappearance of her best friend, Jeni, who vanished without a trace a few years before, closing Ariel's heart and changing her forever. Ariel wonders if she will ever be fully alive, until she meets three mysterious, beautiful and seductive young people living in a strange old house in the Berkeley hills. Through them Ariel will unravel the mystery of her best friend's disappearance and face a chilling choice.

Empire of Light


Author: David White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465395458

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

View: 604

As in Rimbauds The Drunken Boat, Empire of Light will take you down a stream of consciousness stream in a rudderless boat to experience visions of ruin and beauty. This book explores a peculiarly American landscape of magnificence and decay, reveling in nightmarish and dreamlike events. The world of Empire of Light will fascinate you.

Eyes Like Hell


Author: G. S. Dial

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 0988254107

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 5049

Eyes Like Hell is the thrilling first chapter in the All Hallows' Eve series. Something is lurking in the mountains of North Georgia. A handful of locals have been missing for weeks, and a group of unwary travelers are about to discover Appalachia's hideous secret.