House of Rain

Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest

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Author: Craig Childs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759518572

Category: History

Page: 300

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The greatest "unsolved mystery" of the American Southwest is the fate of the Anasazi, the native peoples who in the eleventh century converged on Chaco Canyon (in today's southwestern New Mexico) and built what has been called the Las Vegas of its day, a flourishing cultural center that attracted pilgrims from far and wide, a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. The Anasazis' accomplishments - in agriculture, in art, in commerce, in architecture, and in engineering - were astounding, rivaling those of the Mayans in distant Central America. By the thirteenth century, however, the Anasazi were gone from Chaco. Vanished. What was it that brought about the rapid collapse of their civilization? Was it drought? pestilence? war? forced migration? mass murder or suicide? For many years conflicting theories have abounded. Craig Childs draws on the latest scholarly research, as well as on a lifetime of adventure and exploration in the most forbidding landscapes of the American Southwest, to shed new light on this compelling mystery.

House of Rain

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Author: Emily Isaacson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300856416

Category: Poetry

Page: 154

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An artist transforms the burden of their solitude into art, and so Emily Isaacson does in poetry. Her accounts of nature, cultivation, childhood, and transcendence in House of Rain are lyrical and riveting, providing a break from realism. The naturalist and the philosopher converse back and forth using the natural world as inspiration, while their insights and experiences of humanity and his habitat are woven throughout in postmodern verse. Emily Isaacson's poetry actualizes silence throughout, the ability to quiet the soul in anticipation to receive from a higher source. When we are in need of someone to take us by the hand into the realm of understanding, this she does with mirror-like tranquility. Her word painting of the natural world and the house in which she lives vow a deep solitude found only where modern society has left no footprint.

The House That Turns Black in the Rain

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Author: A.T. Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499015178

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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The House That Turns Black in the Rain, though a work of fiction, is written to reflect the style and manner of the nineteenth century. Conforming to modern sensibilities, positions, and tastes would violate the novel’s authenticity.

Bleak House

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Rain House

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Author: Shelley Young

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536961799

Category:

Page: 312

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One of the world's wealthiest billionaires has kidnapped his neighbor, a wealthy eighteen-year-old heiress. A down on her luck teen finds herself at the right place at the right time or is her instincts all wrong? Detectives search frantically for a young woman who went missing five years ago. Will they ever find her? A disturbed young man has convinced everyone his sanity can never be regained. A young man and elderly grandfather want desperately to rectify a bad decision made in the past. Or is it too late? All of these people have one thing in common. Each has a connection to the Rain House. Many people believe nothing good can come from the sprawling mansion known as the Rain House. Elektra Marcoux and Adelais Tourner aren't convinced this is true. Something good may have come out of the Rain House, and these two teenage girls may be the only people who will ever see it not realizing that their ability to see what others haven't has placed their lives in the hands of a psychotic killer. Abduction isn't what either had seen in their future. Both soon learn that abduction isn't only physical. It can weigh heavily on the mind. Someone didn't expect Elektra and Adelais to survive. But teenagers today aren't like they used to be, and their I-don't-take-crap-from-anyone attitude may just be what they need to win the freedom they deserve. But one thing can't be denied. When it's all over, Elektra and Adelais will never be the same girls they used to be. The Rain House has changed them, but is it for the better? A psychological thriller that will take readers into abduction, insanity and beyond, a must read by bestselling author Shelley Young.

Amber Roses

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Author: Patrick Gormley

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1628571551

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

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Amber Roses is a special poetry collection that touches on many topics. Patrick Gormley shares his verses and views on life. He includes humorous poems, romantic poems, and poems full of wonderful stories that will suit all readers. In a world full of roses, poetry lovers will enjoy the first verse of his "Amber Roses" poem: Amber roses growing bright in the sunshine, pure delight so very pleasing to the eye underneath a crimson sky. About the Author Patrick Gormley has been writing poetry for twelve years. His first book was a book of limericks titled Northern Irelaugh, which provides a humorous look at Northern Ireland. He lives in the small town of Newtownstewart, Ireland. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/PatrickGormley