Author: Taylor Brown
Winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction, Taylor Brown offers up a stunning debut collection of stories. Charles Dodd White, author of A Shelter of Others, says, "With ferocious economy and a great big heart, Taylor Brown writes one of the best debuts I've ever picked up. These are stories, verses, meditations, and accusations-everything, in short, you could hope to get from important fiction. This work demands your attention."
Author: Tony Palmer
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'I'm a daughter of my homeland. We're Irish. It's all we need to know.' 'This isn't Ireland, Niamh.' Kilkenny Pat cut through her words. 'It's a new country. Even the English aren't English here.' It is 1854 and Ballarat is teeming with miners, dreamers and rebels. On the eve of the Eureka Stockade battle, Fintan Donovan is fighting private battles of his own. Torn between his Irish upbringing and his friendship with an English boy called Matthew Ward, Fintan must make a stand. Will he be dominated by the hatreds of the old world or will he find a new way to live in the new country? Vivid and powerful, The Valley of Blood and Gold evokes a moment in history that is entrenched in Australian national heritage.
San Francisco in 1849
Author: Rand Richards
Publisher: Heritage House Publishers
This book vividly recreates the tumultous birth of San Francisco in 1849--a time and place like no other in American history
The Heritage Trilogy: Book One
Author: Alan Gold,Mike Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Two individuals from different countries but who share one ancestral bloodline race to thwart a terrorist plot in Jerusalem—the first heart-pounding book in a new epic trilogy that delves into the dark underbelly of the Holy City. Bilal, a radicalized Palestinian youth, is promised paradise if he destroys the Western Wall. But his attempted terrorist attack fails and he finds himself in the hands of a young Jewish surgeon, Yael Cohen. After saving his life, Yael makes the startling discovery that her DNA and Bilal’s are nearly identical, sparking suspicion that their connection is greater than mere coincidence. Their search for answers soon puts them in the middle of a high-stakes international conspiracy—one that has its roots in the blood of thousands, and now threatens to spill the blood of thousands more. Unknown to Bilal and Yael, theirs is the last chapter in a story that crosses millennia. Century after century, two ancient families—bloodline ancestors of Yael and Bilal—defied the power of corrupt kings and conquerors, fighting to forge an alliance and lasting peace. But through many years of secret dealings and war, kinships were shattered, dynasties fell apart, and evil gained a foothold. Now, in modern Israel, those same sinister forces are at work, stopping at nothing to take control of the Holy Land and silence anyone in their way. Through imprisonment, assassination attempts, and political machinations, Bilal and Yael must ultimately confront the truth of who they are. But is the common blood of two individuals enough to bring two enemy peoples together, and stave off the destruction that threatens them both? Crossing borders, centuries, and battlegrounds, Bloodline is a thrilling, ultimately redemptive story taking place in the shadows of one of the oldest, most sacred cities in the world.
Author: Staff and Correspondents of Blood-Horse Publications
Publisher: Eclipse Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
"This guide identifies the types of sales, companies that conduct them, what horses cost, and how to seek and obtain reliable advice. How sales work, from applying for credit to obtaining fall-of-the-hammer insurance, also is explained. In addition, the guide provides legends of the layout of sales grounds" -- publisher website (April 2007).
Author: Cheryl Sanchez
Drawing from a variety of sources, the author presents an honest view of the pagan roots of Christmas that the Church has adopted as a sacred holiday. The author goes into detail to show that our Christmas celebration today is nothing more than the ancient pagan festival of Winter Solstice. Jesus has commanded the Church in Revelation 19:4, "Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." The Church has mixed the holy with the profane and it is now time to arise, prepare to meet her Heavenly Bridegroom. The author makes the plea to the Church to come out of the paganism that has infiltrated our worship unto Yahweh.
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Jestyn the Englishman had once been Thormod the Viking's slave, but after saving Thormod's life he became his shoulder to shoulder man and sworn brother in the deadly blood feud to avenge Thormod's murdered father, a feud that would take them all the way to Constantinople.
The Fangbanger's Guide
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
True Blood, Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since The Sopranos, averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010. A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on: • Vampire Bill’s season 2 slide from hot to not • Sookie’s mind-reading talents as a critique of our oversharing Facebook culture • What a Louisiana setting adds to the traditional vampire myth • Why the television series had to differ from the books (co-written by the Southern Vampire mysteries’ editor Ginjer Buchanan) • And much more, from shapeshifters to maenads to Merlotte’s A Taste of True Blood also includes a quick reference guide to the show’s first two seasons.
Author: Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Publisher: Tor Australia
Book III of The Bitterbynde Trilogy. As a consequence of vital fragments of her past coming back to her, Tahquil-Ashalind undertakes a journey to seek the Bitterbynde Gate, the only remaining way into the world of the Faêran, in the faraway region of Arcdur. However, with the returning of her memory, she has also regained the Langothe, a terrible longing for the world of the Faêran, for which there is no cure but to return there, before it is too late. Accompanied by her two loyal friends, Caitri and Viviana, Tahquil must beat a path through sinister forests, riven valleys threaded by fast-flowing waters and vast, neglected orchards haunted by extraordinary creatures. Some of these eldritch wights make contact with the mortal damsels, with unexpected results. But what of Thorn? Rumour has it that he has been slain by unseelie wights, and then that rumour is confirmed by one who can never lie ... When Tahquil's companions are ruthlessly abducted, she abandons her earlier purpose in spite of the yearning of the Langothe, and sets out to try to rescue them, venturing into the land of Darke, and the blackness of Evernight...
Book 1 – Shadow of the Gryphon
Author: Brad Higgens
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A vengeful evil wizard seeks retribution for being exiled by a clever King who became wise to his scheming. The wizard abducts a girl with latent powers whose mysterious birthright and heritage is known only to him. He knows who she really is and who her true ancestors were and knows in her blood is the answer he seeks. Meanwhile, three men are sent on a rescue mission. One is the last of the fabled Gryphon Riders with his own grievance against the wizard. The second is the girls betrothed. The third is a hapless youth just trying to find his way after witnessing his parents brutal slaying by the murderous Horde. Through this story are others with their own agenda; the three Valkyries, an Assassin and his sister whose bitterness against the Elves find themselves undone, and an angry boy who finds himself lead down a dark path.
Author: Stef Ann Holm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Widowhood freed Holly Dancer from the shame of her marriage. Billy was dead…murdered. She vowed to turn her back on love and become an independent woman. But when Jackson Ledgeway Steele sauntered into Deadwood Gulch and saved her life, Holly saw her fate in the gunslinger’s smoky eyes. He had uprooted himself, erased every trace of his former life. His prestigious past had vanished like dust on the wind. He thought his secrets were safe, that he could solve Billy Dancer’s murder without revealing his true identity. But he hadn’t reckoned on Holly Dancer…and the need for love she unleashed in him. Shyly, warily. Holly gentled to Jack’s touch, reveling in sensations she had never known, sharing her shameful past—until she discovered the man she trusted had betrayed her. He couldn’t let her go. His precious, beautiful Holly was in danger, and for her, he would risk everything…
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
Mahu, former Chief of Police and Keeper of the Secrets of the Heart is sitting down to record his memories. He sees uneasy quiet reigning in the Royal Circle at Thebes, after the disappearance of the Pharaoh Akenhaten and the abandonment of his new, sun-worshipping religion. Members of different factions are barely held together by loyalty to the six-year-old Emperor, Tutankhamun. Then extraordinary news reaches the Council: Akenhaten has returned to Egypt. The words are greeted with dismay by all who hear them, for surely Akenhaten is dead? Mahu can certainly vouch that the woman claiming to be the Emperor's wife, Nefertiti, is a fraud. Whoever the man is who has appeared in the Delta, he must be investigated.
Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians
Author: Richard Kerridge
Publisher: Random House
As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of all, as the nearest he could get to the African wildlife he watched on television. There were Smooth Newts, mottled like the fighter planes in the comics he read, and the longed-for Great Crested Newt, with its huge golden eye. The gardens of Richard and his reptile-crazed friends filled up with old bath tubs containing lizards, toads, Marsh Frogs, newts, Grass Snakes and, once, an Adder. Besides capturing them, he wanted to understand them. What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Richard has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study. Part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story, Cold Blood is an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature. Through close observation, it shows how even the suburbs can seem wild when we get close to these thrilling, weird and uncanny animals.
Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.
A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History
Author: John Steinbeck
From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja and to conquer Panama, the “cup of gold.” Steinbeck’s first novel and sole work of historical fiction, Cup of Gold is a lush, lyrical swashbuckling pirate fantasy, and sure to add new dimensions to readers’ perceptions of this all-American writer. This edition features an introduction by Susan F. Beegel. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
An Anglican Kids' Activity Book
Author: Anne E. Kitch,Dorothy Thompson Perez
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A selection of fun activities designed for children ages 4-7, to teachthem about the seasons of Advent and Christmas