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The modern day little house on the prairie set in interior Alaska continues. Take a journey with Springflower Johnson and her big brother JJ as they are raised by the midnight sun. Melting snow brought uncertainty in book one that ended with pride in being a country girl. The Alaska summer ahead promises daylight that lasts all night, and endless adventures into the wild that surrounds them. Readers can travel Alaska, following the sun from the interior to the southeastern coast to fish Valdez. Hitch a ride through fireweed on the back of an ATV, or nestle in as they canoe down a half frozen river. Join an Alaskan family as they prepare for the long winter ahead, and endure the hard statistical truths living in Alaska can bring. Raised by the Midnight Sun guides you through the fall landscape on a moose hunt and freezes your fingertips dip netting. Take a hike through history, seeing life and death in their endless circle. Be there when Springflower enters adolescence with the approach of the afternoon moon and finds the importance of life as the seasons change in Alaska.
Everlasting travels down the Great River to interpret for Russian priests who have come to teach the native people of Alaska. Caught between ancient native ways and changes brought by the invaders, Everlasting seeks wisdom. Far from her home, swept overboard into the Great Ocean, Everlasting is rescued by a dangerous Yankee whaling ship. The spunky Déné girl confronts evil, finds a great ally, and sets out on a perilous journey.
Sandy knows what she looks like: a worm with short fuzzy hair that sticks out in all directions, tiny eyes, stubby antennas, and way down at the end of her sixteen legs--a caboose. How could she look so different from her mother? MaMa has beautiful wings that flash orange and velvet black. Each has tiny white polka dots. She is a beautiful butterfly. Sandy grows even more confused when MaMa tells her about upcoming changes. With growing concern Sandy waddles off to think and do what she does best--eat. As she nibbles on a milkweed leaf she thinks about MaMa's words. Sandy gets dizzy with all the thinking. Are these changes what MaMa went through? Is that why MaMa knows the answers to Sandy's questions? MaMa, Why am I a Worm?" helps Sandy understand that life is about changing, growing, and becoming the best you can be. "
The First Easter Bunny: A children's story to discover Jesus through the eyes of one very special rabbitby Allison Schuetzler
The First Easter Bunny! A colorful array of watercolor illustrations with scripture references brings to life the unique story of Jesus arriving in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to his ascension into the heavens; all through the eyes of one small rabbit named Arnebeth. Included inside is a photograph of a real Israeli rock rabbit known as a hyrax just like Arnebeth!
Once infected with the mushing virus, there is no cure -- there is only the trail Don Bowers learned the truth of these words as he lived his dream of running Alaska's grueling 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. With no mushing experience and little money, but with a spirit of adventure and support from friends, he started from scratch to put together a team. Over the next two years, he discovered that becoming a serious musher is not to be undertaken by the faint of heart, or by those who cannot learn to laugh at themselves and keep going in the face of daunting difficulties and dangers. By the time he eventually pulled under the famous burled arch at the end of Front Street in Nome, his perspective on life had been changed forever by his dogs and by the staggering scope and intensity of the Iditarod. This is Everyman's Iditarod, a tribute to the dedicated dreamers and their dogs who run to Nome in back of the pack with no hope of prize money or glory. This is truly the rest of the story" of the Last Great Race on Earth."
You should buy this book. It will make you laugh. It is full of stories you'll want to read again, and again. You'll tell your friends about it. Thinking about it will make you smile during boring meetings. People will wonder what you are up to. On a bad day, when you've screwed up at work, your wife is mad at you, and the kids are sick, this book will give you half an hour's respite. It will take you to a place of adventure, danger, and humor, all woven together by one larger than life character. I had to get all that down fast, because it's important. I'm not a writer, and I don't know how long I can hold your attention. Dr. Larry GatesThe stories in this collection are true. In some instances, the names have been changed to protect the innocent and the not so guiltless. With most days of the past forty-seven years spent in Alaska, the thirty-six stories in this collection are connected primarily with Jake's guiding activities in the Great Land. These stories were selected for their humorous content. This selection of tales is trivial, eclectic, and of minimal redeeming value. But there may be some valuable bits of information, if one looks for them. These stories attempt to entertain readers, to give them a giggle, or at least a wry smirk.
Once again two worlds become inextricably entangled in an engrossing tale of mystery and adventure. On Earth Rahlys continues her training with Quaylyn, Melinda's dreams are haunted by the taint of Droclum, Jack Faulkner, an old marine buddy of Vince's, holds the key to solving a mystery, and Leaf, the youngest wizard, and the toddling twins, Crystal and Rock, charm their way into the hearts of all. On Aaia (Anthya's World) Rojaire still seeks his long-lost Kaylya and a secret valley hidden in the Crescent Mountains on the Devastated Continent consolidates the first steps toward revolution on a world that values population control over individual freedom. And somewhere... Brakalar still possesses the rune-covered chest containing the rod of destruction. Elemental Forces awakens one's sense of wonder and discovery on a spellbinding adventure that ranges from the boreal forest of the northern Susitna Valley and the rugged Bristol Bay coastline in Alaska to the swamps and highlands of southern Louisiana... and beyond.
After Lady Marcrottie is found submerged in what should have been a therapeutic mud bath, the finger of suspicion points to the Beauty Spot Health and Beauty Clinic. Honey Driver, bath hotelier and part-time crime liaison officer, is booked in for botox, and a little snooping. However, she does take the necessary precautions to help her survive the experience of staying in such a health, beauty and diet conscious place. Cheese, biscuits, chocolate and a bottle of Australian Shiraz are hidden at the bottom of her bag. After all, a girl cannot live on carrot juice and lettuce leaves for any longer than two hours.
A film crew arrives in Bath to make a new film about Jane Austen, romantic novelist and one time resident of the fair city of Bath. To the satisfaction of hotel owner and police liaison officer Honey Driver, some of the visitors are staying at the Green River Hotel, bringing welcome low-season boost to business, most specifically the bar takings. Honey, her daughter Lindsay and even her mother, are offered the chance to work as extras. It's all very exciting...until reality and murder hit. The film's star, the impossibly demanding Martyna Manderley, is found dead, and Honey finds she's landed her own starring role - as prime suspect. DI Steve Doherty, Honey's new and as yet tantalisingly unexplored love interest, races to the rescue, and the pair embark on a mission to uncover the truth.
Selling the Green River Hotel and relocating to the country seems a good idea at the time - that is until Honey is given a guided tour of a country mansion suitable for conversion. Old houses for such purposes are usually better without bodies stuffed up the chimney. The fact that she comes this close to a murder is quite off putting. So, should she press ahead, or stick to the job in hand? Doherty is on hand of course as the world of a TV diva and up market estate agents is laid bare.
Chefs can be arrogant, competitive and downright murderous at times, so when Bath International Taste Extravaganza (BITE for short) organize a best chef competition, Honey Driver, the Hotels' Association police liaison officer, senses trouble.Her instinct proves correct when the winning chef is found dead in his own kitchen. Then a second, and a third...On top of this Honey's mother has fallen for the charms - and the white Rolls Royce - of a wealthy butcher, supplier to the catering trade. Is he really after her mother's body - well preserved as it is - or is he after the hotel's meat account? Honey's own relationship with dishy DCI Doherty is on hold. He's pooped - too tired even to fall for Honey's ample charms. As for the murderer, is this a case of past grievances? And once it's solved, will Honey finally get her man?
First-hand account from the heart of Welsh sporting action. One of the country's most recognized sport presenters - Jason has rubbed shoulders with the greats: from Brazilian footballers Zico, Ronaldinho and Juninho; to rugby giants Graham Henry, Lawrence Dallaglio and Martin Johnson; and even filmstar Al Pacino. In My Sporting Heroes Jason chooses his favourite Welsh sporting stars - including his boyhood hero, the former Wales manager Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Welsh rugby stars Sam Warburton and Ieuan Evans, boxer Joe Calzaghe and swimmer David Davies - and gives us a personal and intimate view of each of these different characters as well as of life as a TV presenter.
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets Last Tango in Halifax in this hilarious debut novel by Janet Kelly. Life begins in her fifties for Cynthia when, released from a dull and dutiful marriage by her husband's demise, she embarks on a passionate affair with a thirty-eight-year-old Nigerian man called Darius. The passionate romance is suddenly truncated when he has to return to his homeland to help his sick parents. Cynthia's grandson helps her get on the internet in a bid to speak to her former lover via email, but when she receives a spam message requesting bank details for a friend who needs medical help, she assumes Darius has been in contact to ask for her support. Hilarity ensues when Cynthia finds herself travelling to Nigeria to try and trace the scammers and her life savings. Join Cynthia on her laugh-out-loud adventure as she proves that women of a certain age can live and love like never before!
Santo Innis is developing a revolutionary new engine to counter the lethal effects of high-pressure steam. His backer is Richard Vaughan, heir to Frederick Tregarron, owner of Gillyvean estate. Following the tragic deaths of his wife and baby son, Richard immersed himself in work. But his world is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival at Gillyvean of Melanie Tregarron, a talented artist and Frederick's illegitimate youngest daughter. Desperate to prove the viability of his invention, Santo persuades Richard to let him fit one at Gillyvean's brewhouse. But when Bronnen Jewell - worried about her mother's suffering at her father's hands - arrives to brew the harvest beer she's horrified, fearing loss of the income on which she depends. As the lives of these four become entwined, a shocking revelation shatters Bronnen's world; desperate for money Santo makes a choice that costs him everything; Melanie fears she will never be free of her past; and Richard has to face his deepest fear.
Launched to coincide with National Coming Out Day, It's OK to be Gay is a collection of inspirational coming out stories from well-known figures from the LGBT community, who talk frankly about their own experiences and how their sexuality has shaped their character and success. Contributors include: Sue Perkins; rugby star Gareth Thomas; best-selling crime writer Val McDermid; Coronation Street star Charlie Condou; Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor; Evan Davis, presenter of Dragon's Den and Radio 4's Today programme; Alice Arnold, former BBC newsreader and partner of Clare Balding; Edd Kimber, winner of the first ever Great British Bake Off; Reggae/soul singer Diana King; Lord Waheed Alli, Labour peer and entrepreneur; Award-winning writer Stella Duffy; X Factor finalist Jade Ellis; Author Paul Burston; Paralympian Claire Harvey; Actress Sophie Ward; Jane Czyzselska, editor of Diva magazine; Hip-hop artist Q Boy; Playwright Shelley Silas; Former Brookside actor Stifyn Parri; International rugby referee Nigel Owens; BBC Radio presenter Chris Needs; Rosie Wilby, comedienne and writer; Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, Director UK Black Pride; Darren Scott, editor of GT magazine; It's OK to be Gay is a raising money for the charity Diversity Role Models and its work to stop homophobic bullying in schools.
Thirteen years ago Amy Crane ran away from everyone and everything she knew, ending up in an unfamiliar city with no obvious past and no idea of her future. Now, though, that past has just arrived on her doorstep, in the shape of an old music cassette that Amy hasn't seen since she was at university. Digging out her long-neglected Walkman, Amy listens to the lyrics that soundtracked her student days. As long-buried memories are wrenched from the places in her mind where she's kept them safely locked away for over a decade, Amy is suddenly tired of hiding. It's time to confront everything about her life. Time to find all the friends she left behind in England, when her heart got broken and the life she was building for herself got completely shattered. Time to make sense of all the feelings she's been bottling up for all this time. And most of all, it's time to discover why Jack has sent her tape back to her now, after all these years... With her mantra, New life, New job, New home, playing on a continuous loop in her head, Amy gears herself up with yet another a bucket-sized cup of coffee, as she goes forth to lay the ghost of first love to rest...
It only takes ordinary miracles to change your life. Jasmine Smith: forty next month and not ready for it; married to a man she likes and not prepared to give up on love; smothered by life's mundanity, and yet drawn towards its mystery. She wants the sort of love that makes her feel more alive, she wants wild sex in stalle d lifts with film stars. She wants something else.... Jasmine Smith is in desperate need of a miracle. And with the help of an adventurous school friend, a man called Charlie and a pig called Rosie she is about to find one. A sharp, funny, moving novel and an exhilarating invitation to step out of quiet desperation and re-discover the magic in life and in love.
Walter Eloy Goe, crime fighter and vigilante for justice, takes on a Palatini project aimed at eliminating the Mafias' sex trafficking of underage girls along the New York and Canadian border. The operation morphs into an all-out war when the Palatini's lead asset for the project, Anna Sasins, goes missing and is presumed murdered by the Abbandanza crime family. Walter splits with the Palatini Knighthood when he's ordered by Society Palatini Grand Master, Maximillian Karnage, to abandon Anna and to tie off the operation. Walter takes his one-man war to the mob in methods they understand. Body count climbs as he abducts and interrogates mobsters' mafia style. The war heats up when two Palatini Knights join Walter in his lust for blood. Together they set out to revenge Anna's death and to annihilate the Toronto based crime family engaged in the sex trade involving kidnapped underage girls.
Meeting With The Well Known: If you travelled back in time, could you change history? Would you? An Alaskan's supernatural journey.by Carey Cossaboom
I died in 1990, in an automobile accident in Alaska on the Seward Highway. Soon thereafter, I found myself sitting on the ground outside my home in south Anchorage. Only my home wasn't there. Actually, the whole subdivision was missing. Because I soon learned that it wasn't 1990 anymore; it was 1963. But how could that be? In 1963, I was a 9-year old boy living in upstate New York. How did I get here, and why? Could I get back the life I knew? I wanted my wife back! Meeting With The Well Known details my journey back to 1990 from 1963. The impossible circumstances, the delicate change of history, and the call of God to challenge the Church's misconception of time. An adventure so incredible, I dare not declare it as true.
is a story about a duck cabin on Alaska's Copper River Delta--and much more! In 1959 the Shellhorns built their place on Pete Dahl Slough, one of many intertidal waterways that braid the 50 mile marshland formed by the Copper. This wetland is a natural breeding habitat for waterfowl, and also a stopping place for migratory birds. Time and Tide Adventures on Alaska's Copper River Delta While early explorers and prospectors traversed the region, it was salmon that first drew pioneers to the outer edges of the Delta, where fishermen built camps to operate set net sites. Soon the famous Copper River and Northwestern Railroad would follow. Here is a chronicle of the early days of the Delta, beginning with Lt. Henry Allen's amazing expedition up the Copper in 1885, as well as a history of fisheries, war, roads, fires, storms, earthquakes, floods, and duck hunting. Plus change of habitat, with moose, bear, and other predators moving out on the Delta as brush and trees exploded following land uplift, and the sloughs gradually silted in. Meet characters such as Long Shorty, Curly Hoover, Kernel Korn, Eyeball Leer, and the Mayor of Pete Dahl, Don Shellhorn. Learn about duck shacks such as the Pair-A-Dice Inn, Boxcar, and Korn Hole, and the rich history hidden in their walls. Delight in the foibles of boating and hunting in the wild weather and water of the Flats. Revel in the Ode to Family and small town Alaska found in countless quotes from the Shellhorn Duck Cabin Logs, 54 years of unique recorded history, written by 458 different visitors. Full of laughter, joy, and tragedy; replete with lessons and truths; ribald and poignant; Time and Tide is the story of an Era of Adventure on the Copper River Delta.
Solutions offers you strategies, insights, answers and revelations Some are simple, others innovative and surprising--and all ones that can change your work life for the better. Solutions offers you sixty of the best real-life dramas--and enlightening answers from Dr. Lynne Curry's three decade weekly newspaper column run in multiple newspapers. Written by a successful management consultant and coach, Solutions offers you your personal workplace 411/911 written in Curry's warm, personal, enlightening and fun style. You Need a Solution When: You face a problem or challenge that doesn't solve easily Your work life is good--you want it to be great You want excellence or more than what comes easily You can't see past your blind spot You need an answer--and now You feel stuck--and want to move forward You're in a workplace firefight
In the two decades between the Second World War and the Great Alaska Earthquake, Anchorage grew by a factor of 10. Money was, quite literally, washing down the street. The economic boom was so great that all you needed to make a million dollars was a cash register. At the same time Anchorage was one of the few cities in America where organized crime never got a firm foothold. Uptown, downtown, out of town, the locals were clever enough to keep the East Coast families out. Walrus With A Gold Tooth is a fictionalized version of crime in Anchorage over these two decades and a step-by-step history of how the local squeezed out the mob before it ever made it in. And if you know your Anchorage history, you just might be able to determine which characters are actual people whose names have been changed to protect the guilty.
I'm Free, I'm Free, I'm Free: Now What?: A Semiserious Guide to Early Housekeeping, or Things You Wouldn't Let Your Family Tell Youby Janet Mccart
If you've just graduated, or if you haven't--if you're going to advanced school, or if you aren't--if you're setting things in motion to strike out on your own--or if you blew the first or second go at liberty and having your own living space--you're in the right place. If you are serious about rules and guidelines and closets and all the details, go see Martha. If you'd prefer some easy-going, mildly cynical guidance, I'm Free, I'm Free, I'm Free: Now What? is for you. Align the Law of 'what goes up must come down' with the Golden Rule. Now add beds, moving, bills, friends, food poisoning, cleaning, toilets, money, rentals, baseline manners, and roommates, and you have a pretty good idea where we're going here. The bottom line of I'm Free, I'm Free, I'm Free: Now What? is to help you become sort-of informed so that you decide, and whatever happens, it's your fault.
Jerre Wills was in his late teens when he began feeling something tugging at his shirt-tail, and finally pulling with the force of a 300 pound barn-door halibut heading for deep water on the end of a fishing line. Whatever the powerful pull was, its 5,000 mile beckon, brought the young Wills family to Alaska in March of 1959. First it was the homestead; hunting soon followed; commercial fishing, an improbable occupation became a passion; and becoming a pilot and flying small bush-planes was justified by guiding big game hunters. All of these adventures gave Jerre an appreciation for Alaska's land, sea, and air. Alaska's allure became a 55-year love affair with the Greatland. Alaska Is My Mistress is the story of Jerre Wills' non-stop Alaska seduction.
If you read My Angel, you will be transformed. My Angel and two other titles were first published in Ukraine in Russian and Ukrainian. Tetiana says, "We are all people living on the Earth with the same feelings, the same problems, and the same joys."