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The wreckage of a private plane plunges charter pilot Joe Martin into deadly danger in the icy desert of Cape Desolation, Greenland...
It is mid-October, 1997, harvest time in the Columbia Basin of central Washington state, a rich apple- and pear-growing region. Ben Givens, recently widowed, is a retired heart surgeon, once admired for his steadiness of hand, his precision, his endurance. He has terminal colon cancer. While Ben does not readily accept defeat, he is determined to avoid suffering rather than engage it. And so, accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out through the mythic American West-sage deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, vast orchards-on his last hunt. The main issues for Ben as a doctor had been tactical and so it would be with his death. But he hadn't considered the persuasiveness of memory-the promise he made to his wife Rachel, the love of his life, during World War II. Or life's mystery. On his journey he meets a young couple who are "forever," a drifter offering left-handed advice that might lessen the pain, a veterinarian with a touch only a heart surgeon would recognize, a rancher bent on destruction, a migrant worker who tests Ben's ability to understand. And just when he thinks there is no turning back, nothing to lose that wasn't lost, his power of intervention is called upon and his very identity tested. Full of humanity, passion, and moral honesty, East of the Mountains is a bold and beautiful novel of personal discovery.
As the Kaisar-i-Hind weighs anchor for Bombay in the autumn of 1928, its passengers ponder their fate in a distant land. They are part of the "Fishing Fleet" -- the name given to the legions of Englishwomen who sail to India each year in search of husbands, heedless of the life that awaits them. The inexperienced chaperone Viva Holloway has been entrusted to watch over three unsettling charges. There's Rose, as beautiful as she is naïve, who plans to marry a cavalry officer she has met a mere handful of times. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on losing her virginity en route before finding a husband of her own. And shadowing them all is the malevolent presence of a disturbed schoolboy named Guy Glover. From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites to the poverty of Tamarind Street, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel conversation of the Bombay Yacht Club, East of the Sun is graced with lavish detail and a penetrating sensitivity -- historical fiction at its greatest.
An Erotic Bedtime StoryTormented by a yearning she cannot identify, an improverished young girl is visited in the night by an unknown lover who initiates her in the realm of pleasure and love. But when her attempts to reveal her lover break the spell, she must journey far and wide, and pass a treacherous test to be reunited with her lover.
When the council that controlled the world spanning computer Mother fell out in civil war, it plunged the world in an instant from high-tech Utopia to medieval nightmare. Critical to the little remaining technology that was left were the Helium Three reactors that powered the world-wide power grid. And the refueling ship that returned from the outer planets every five years. With the ship on its way back for the five year rendezvous, every faction on the planet was hungry to capture the tanker, and the power that went with it. Megan Travante, former slave girl, assassin and currently one of the thirteen super- powerful "Key Holders" that control the world-spanning computer network called Mother, has become deeply entrenched in the political infighting that characterizes the New Destiny capital. In that role she is swained by her "very close, personal, friend" Herzer Herrick, the Blood Lord's Blood Lord, who would much prefer to be splitting ore heads or riding dragons. He wouldn't mind so much if he was at least getting some but. . .
In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found in foreign lands. Bernstein's narrative teems with real figures, from Marco Polo and his investigation into the harem of Kublai Khan; the nineteenth-century American missionary Isabella Thoburn and her efforts to stamp out the "sinfulness" of the Mughal culture of India; Gustave Flaubert and his dalliances with Egyptian prostitutes; to modern-day sex tourists in Southeast Asia, as well as the women that they both exploit and enrich. Provocative and insightful,The East, The West, and Sexis a lucid look at a pervasive and yet mostly ignored subject.
Amelia Earhart captured the hearts of the nation after becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1928. And her disappearance on an around-the-world flight in 1937 is an enduring mystery.Based on ten years of research, East to the Dawn provides a richly textured portrait of Earhart in all her complexity. It's the perfect complement to the October 2009 movie Amelia, starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor.
Journalist Butler deepens the familiar picture of the US flier who vanished mysteriously in 1937 to reveal Earhart's personae as an educator, a social worker, a lecturer, a businesswoman, and a promoter of women's rights. She also provides details about that last flight and wades through the accumulated mythology to seek a reasonable explanation for her loss. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this book renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with the same sentence.
Set against the backdrop of the biggest exodus in human history--the 1947 partition of India. But the inevitable had to happen. Culturally and linguistically dissimilar, East and West Pakistan had to forge their different destinies.
'... one of the classic overviews of international politics in the post-war era... might be the best overview in print in any language on international politics' - Journal of Peace Research. 'There could hardly be a better introduction to the study of international relations than this already widely-used volume by one of the most accomplished historians of the post-war era' - John Lewis Gaddis. Now in its sixth edition, Geir Lundestad's popular and long-established introduction to the history and major developments of International Relations since 1945 has been fully revised and updated to cover all important events and key literature up to 2009. This new edition includes a brand new chapter dedicated to issues between major powers and local conflicts post-2001, a thoroughly updated assessment of the spread of nuclear weapons, and extensive new coverage of economic relations with particular reference to the changing role of Asia. North, South, East, West remains essential reading for all students of international relations, world politics and international history.
Writing in luminous prose, Liza Dalby brings us this elegant and unique year's journal-- a brilliant mosaic that is at once a candid memoir, a gardener's diary, and an enlightening excursion through cultures east and west. In the essays, Dalby transports us from her Berkeley garden to the streets of Kyoto, to Imperial China, to the sea cliffs of Northern California, and to points beyond.
Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck's classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman's coming of age as she's torn between Eastern and Western culturesKwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl--taught by her mother to submit in all things, "as a flower submits to sun and rain alike." Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she's surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further. East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck's acclaimed novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author's estate.
Two heartwarming stories of faith rediscovered featuring two heroines who find true love while visiting home for Easter are together in this one volume. Includes Worth's "The Lily Field" and Martin's "The Butterfly Garden. " Original.
"Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend." --Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling authorWith a harsh Maine winter finally over, Lucy Stone is excited to cover the annual Easter egg hunt for the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver. Hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst at her oceanfront estate, it's a swanky event where the eggs are as likely to contain savings bonds as jelly beans. But when Lucy arrives at Pine Point, the gates are locked, and a man dressed as the Easter Bunny emerges only to drop dead moments later. . .Lucy discovers that the victim is Vivian's grandson, and all is not well at Pine Point. Vivian has been skipping lunch dates, and her charitable donations have abruptly stopped. Is she going senile? Or are her heirs a little too anxious to take over her estate? As Lucy gathers a basketful of suspects, she'll have to chase the truth down a rabbit hole before a killer with a deadly case of spring fever claims another victim. . ."A fun and engaging read." --The Barnstable Patriot"Delightful. . .Cozy fans will enjoy Lucy's hunt for the truth." --Publishers Weekly"Once again, Meier delivers a top-notch mystery!" --RT Book Reviews
Lizzie isn't looking forward to Easter. Her mother always picks ugly Easter dresses for her, the jellybeans are yellow at breakfast time and red after supper, she doesn't want to decorate or dye eggs and everywhere she looks she sees scary Easter Bunnies. They scamper through church, sit beside the high way, and are big and pink or big and ghostly. Worst of all, her brother's stuffed Easter Bunny wants to kill her. For a long time Lizzie's been afraid of everything. Germs, kidnappers, and terrorists are just waiting to get her. Lizzie is always afraid. Even her dreams are terrifying. Her parents think she's just going through a phase but Lizzie is almost sick with fear. She doesn't give her little brother any respect. She calls him booger. So, when she is lured out at night and faces one nightmarish situation after another, she's amazed that it's Booger who rescues her from the danger and from fear itself. Lizzie's going to have a happy Easter after all.
From the dust jacket: "It was raining, and the Easter Bunny was snuggled down in his cozy warm burrow dreaming about painted eggs and all the children he would visit on Easter Sunday. The sound of the rain outside was so soothing, the Easter Bunny slept on ... and on ... until he'd slept right through Easter! That's how the Easter Bunny discovered that no one is interested in Easter eggs on Mother's Day, the Fourth of July, or Halloween. Luckily, when Christmas rolled around, Santa Claus thought of the perfect gift for the Easter Bunny so he will never be late again. Children have loved this classic story since the book was first published in 1957." This story incorporates the high points of Easter, Mother's Day, The Fourth of July, Halloween and Christmas, introducing them briefly to young children in an entertaining story format.
IT'S SPRING! Time for the rabbits to decorate eggs for the Easter Rabbit. This year Hoppi is old enough to join in, and if he can just make the winning egg, he will be the one to help the Easter Rabbit on Easter morning. But Hoppi hasn't decided what kind of egg to make. And as he hops along and sees one fantastic egg after another, he begins to wonder how he can compete. Hoppi goes into the woods to think about his egg, and just when he figures out that he only has to make the best egg he can, his plans take a most unexpected turn. Jan Brett's lovable bunny hero and her remarkable Faster Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over exquisite illustrations filled with dazzling eggs and their gifted makers Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass, Hans Vanderabbit and others. An unforgettable Easter story for the ages!
Thomas is rolling down the Easter rails in this step 2 leveled reader that will introduce children to reading--and the exciting world of Thomas & Friends!
Paint yourself into the story and transform Easter into a truly life-changing experience.Once you experience the story of Easter, absolutely everything in your life changes. The Easter Experience is a unique, DVD-driven study which brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching. The participant's guide to The Easter Experience small group DVD follows the six 20-minute episodes, providing additional information, discovery questions, and tips for helping your small group grow spiritually and bond with each other as well as with the eternal message of Easter.
Easter from the Back SideJ. Ellsworth KalasUsing an approach similar to the one he took in Parables from the Back Side and other books in the popular Back Side series, author J. Ellsworth Kalas opens up new possibilities of insight into the biblical Easter story. The author looks beyond the traditional gospel scriptures to connect the story of Christ's resurrection with other stories and scriptures throughout the Bible, including both the Old Testament and the New Testament.Kalas's creative approach both clarifies basic teachings and introduces new possibilities of meaning, even for those who are most familiar with the Easter story. Enriched with contemporary illustrations and personal experiences, this volume will provide new perspectives on Easter. Chapter titles and Scriptures include: "Why We Need Easter" (Genesis 3:1-7, 22-24); "Easter from an Ash Heap" (Job 19:13-27); "Easter for the Disillusioned" (Ecclesiastes 2:14-26); "Ezekiel Celebrates Easter" (Ezekiel 37:1-10); "Easter Is a Love Story" (John 20:1-18); "Late for Easter" (1 Corinthians 15:1-11); and "Forever Easter" (Revelation 21:1-4). J. ELLSWORTH KALAS is president of Asbury Theological Seminary and has been part of the faculty there since 1993, after thirty-eight years as a United Methodist pastor and five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council. He has been a presenter on Disciple videos, is the author of the Christian Believer study, and has written more than thirty books, including the popular Back Side series; Longing to Pray: How the Psalms Teach Us to Talk with God; Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament; and What I Learned When I Was Ten.
Originally published in 1974, this gripping novel tells the tale of the Easter family of Ontarion, Iowa. Ansel Easter was a favored minister until he rescued a grotesque creature from a carnival sideshow. His sons, C and Sam, suffer in the shadow of their outcast father until his violent death. C and Sam leave the home their father built for a new beginning, and find fortune building a lucrative business called the Associates; but when a rash of deaths has the townspeople looking at C and Sam as suspects, they find their father's legacy reaches further than they expect. Taut, dark, and engrossing, The Easter House holds up as a brilliant work of fiction some 30 years after its initial publication.
For the children of Harwick, Easter and the big egg hunt can't come soon enough. But when Terence loses all the eggs in the countryside, it's up to Thomas to deliver the children to Easter. This latest installment in the popular Thomas in Town series will be the perfect fit for young engineers' Easter baskets. From the Hardcover edition.
In this extraordinary fiction debut--rich with love and betrayal, history and intellectual passion--two remarkable narratives converge on Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world. It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true cal...
The popular Holiday Mice are back once again, and this time they're going on an egg hunt. Distracted by the beautiful spring day, the littlest mouse is the only one who doesn't find any eggs . . . until he stumbles upon a very special egg that turns out to be the best one of all.Young readers will identify with the littlest mouse's antics and delight in his eventual success as the story reaches its charming surprise ending. Filled with cheerful pastel colors, oversized eggs, and adorable mice in their Easter best, this latest book about the Holiday Mice is sure to please fans both old and new.