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Though Caroline Cliburn is supposed to be married in a few days, she and her brother Jody are determined to find their vanished brother Angus, who is working in Scotland. When a spring snowstorm hits and they have a car accident, they end up at the home of Oliver Cairney, a charming bachelor.
Avi and Hamudi are two boys who live in Jerusalem's Old City -- Avi in the Jewish Quarter and Hamudi in the Muslim Quarter. To each boy, the other's neighborhood is an alien land. <P><P>And although neither boy knows it, both are caring for the same beautiful white stray cat. One day the boys follow the cat as she travels the winding streets and crosses the boundaries between the city's quarters. And on this journey something wonderful happens, as unexpected as a snowfall in Jerusalem.
"Riveting. "-Glamour "A commendable debut . . . entertaining and engaging. "-The Seattle Times "[Barbieri's] insights into family dynamics are solid and true. "-The Washington Post Book World "Reminiscent of Mona Simpson's novels, in the way that it sneaks up on you with its message of strength as a payoff for hardship . . . a thoughtful and thought-provoking study of family afflictions. "-January Magazine "Powerful. "-Seattle Post-Intelligencer All of Erin's life, her older sister has eclipsed her, stolen her boyfriends, and commanded the family's attention with one meteoric crisis or another. Meghan was always smarter, prettier, more daring and dynamic. As a child, she could charm her way out of any situation, usually leaving Erin to shoulder the blame for their various transgressions. But Meghan has been gone for years, and now Erin is eager to leave Butte behind her, too: to go east to art school or west to Los Angeles to become a jewelry designer-anywhere, so long as it's far from Butte, Montana. Then Meghan, a single mother with a six-year-old daughter and an infant, unexpectedly returns, again expecting Erin and their mother to solve her problems. But this time there are other people involved, no easy solution to those problems, and no one else to blame. Meghan, still beautiful and magnetic, is now addicted to men, danger, and drugs. She is the world's "most frequent flier. " Little Teensy and baby Si-Si are lonely and endangered. Teensy, especially, has been affected by her mother's neglect, and she clings to Erin, desperately craving the intimacy and affection that has been denied her. When Meghan's attempts to stay clean falter, the responsibility for the children becomes Erin's. But how much can she be expected to sacrifice for her nieces' well-being? Can she find fulfillment and happiness, even in Butte?
An unforgettable take on a favorite fairy tale by multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen <P> Summer's life in the mountains of West Virginia feels like a fairy tale--her parents dote on her, and she's about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking their mother with him, Summer's life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face and Summer's father is under her spell, but Summer suspects she's up to no good--and is afraid she is powerless to stop her.<P> This Snow White tale filled with magic and intrigue during the early twentieth century in Appalachia will be hard to forget.
Snow in the River, originally published in 1964, was Brink's best-selling adult novel. It brings to life an America of unbounded promise by telling the story of three Scottish brothers who settled in eastern Washington and northern Idaho in the early 1900s.
Written by the author of "Scream Quietly or the Neighbours Will Hear", "The Slut's Cookbook", "Erin Pizzey Collects", "Prone to Violence", "Infernal Child" and "First Lady", this novel involves twin sisters who flee Tsarist Russia across the Chinese border to seek refuge in Shanghai.
Snow Mountain Passage is a powerful retelling of the most dramatic of our pioneer stories--the ordeal of the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old risking all, its imprisoning snows, its rumors of cannibalism. James Houston takes us inside this central American myth in a compelling new way that only a novelist can achieve. The people whose dreams, courage, terror, ingenuity, and fate we share are James Frazier Reed, one of the leaders of the Donner Party, and his wife and four children--in particular his eight-year-old daughter, Patty. From the moment we meet Reed--proud, headstrong, yet a devoted husband and father--traveling with his family in the "Palace Car," a huge, specially built covered wagon transporting the Reeds in grand style, the stage is set for trouble. And as they journey across the country, thrilling to new sights and new friends, coping with outbursts of conflict and constant danger, trouble comes. It comes in the fateful choice of a wrong route, which causes the group to arrive at the foot of the Sierra Nevada too late to cross into the promised land before the snows block the way. It comes in the sudden fight between Reed and a drover--a fight that exiles Reed from the others, sending him solo over the mountains ahead of the storms. We follow Reed during the next five months as he travels around northern California, trying desperately to find means and men to rescue his family. And through the amazingly imagined "Trail Notes" of Patty Reed, who recollects late in life her experiences as a child, we also follow the main group, progressively stranded and starving on the Nevada side of the Sierras. Snow Mountain Passage is an extraordinary tale of pride and redemption. What happens--who dies, who survives, and why--is brilliantly, grippingly told.
B&B hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn's ready to hang up her oven mitts, but irrepressible Cousin .Renie needs help catering the telephone company's annual winter retreat at secluded Mountain Goat Lodge. The pay's good, the scenery's to die for--but they never figured there'd be a killer cooking up mischief among this innocuous stew of corporate-climbing phone company ding-a lings. Unfortunately, Judith and Renie's discovery of the frozen, garroted remains of the previous company caterer--missing since last year's shindig--suggests no less, since the same cast of characters is present this time around. It's Dial "M" for Mountain Goat Murder, and a storm's blowing in to boot--leaving Judith and Renie stranded with ten suspects and a corpse...and with nothing better to do than to reach out and touch a killer who'd like nothing better than to put two inquisitive cousins in the Deep Freeze.
The author-illustrator team of the celebrated picture book The Squiggle team up again to tell of a heartwarming and surprising snowy adventure. No school tomorrow! With a few inches on the ground, Lily is off to the park bright and early to find her friend Jesse and build the season's first snowman. But everyone's already at the park and everyone's building snowmen. Lily and Jesse roll enough snow for the body, but there's not enough for a head until Lily gets an idea. A head should be round, but it doesn't have to be white. It could even be ... a pumpkin! This story gives the feeling of community in a big city.
The fourth book in the Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. Aleksia, Queen of the Northern Lights, is a mysterious fairy known to have a heart of ice. But when she's falsely accused of unleashing evil on nearby villages, Aleksia realizes there's an impostor far more heartless than she could ever be.
When a spell gone wrong shatters Snow White's enchanted mirror, a demon escapes into the world. The demon's magic distorts the vision of all it touches, showing them only ugliness and hate. It is a power that turns even friends and lovers into mortal foes, one that will threaten humans and fairies alike. .
Eight-year-old Nancy Drew solves one of her first mysteries when a dog and three bratty boys disappear in the park, only to be replaced by snow sculptures that look just like them.
Get all the Harlequin Presents elements you love--ruthless royals, secret babies, arrogant alpha heroes--with a touch of holiday spirit--in these four stories of seasonal seduction from Harlequin Presents Extra! The Snow, Satin and Seduction Bundle includes The Millionaire's Christmas Wife by Helen Brooks, The Christmas Love-Child by Jennie Lucas, Royal Baby, Forbidden Marriage by Kate Hewitt, and Bedded at the Billionaire's Convenience by Cathy Williams.
Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.Snow Shadow is a romantic spellbinder of forgotten love and terror reawakened.Being able to step back into the past seemed a wonderful stroke of luck for Erica Jansen. Northanger Abbey was like another world. And her introduction to the family there had come from a charming man, Preston Donner. She felt very fortunate indeed.But from the moment she became a guest at the Abbey, she felt like a prisoner. First there were the arguments she couldn't avoid . . . then the murders she could not ignore . . . and then the man who stepped out of her own buried past to entwine her in a terror from which she saw no escape . . .
When the kids in Ms. Colman's class begin a snow war, the fighting gets out of hand and the bad feelings spread indoors. Ian comes to the rescue with an awesome new slide -- convincing his classmates that sledding is much more fun than fighting.
A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
The story of the most gorgeous girl named Snow-White and her cruel stepmother.
Walker (contributing editor), who has a doctorate in natural sciences from Cambridge U., UK, has written a lively account of Harvard geologist Paul Hoffman's theories of the origins of life on earth that he believes followed its complete freezing over. Writing for the popular reader, Walker explains the geology in lay terms, and it is the details of Hoffman's travels to remote and often frozen areas that move the narrative. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Charles and Lizzie Peterson are very good with puppies. They want one of their own, but their mom isn't ready for them to have one full time. So for now, they take care of puppies that need help finding new homes. The Peterson kids hear about Snowball. Someone left the fluffy puppy all alone at the gas station. Snowball is sick and hungry. He needs a family of his own. Can Charles and Lizzy find one that is just right?
When the son of the new manager of the ski resort starts a snowboard cross team and will not allow girls to join, Brian and Hannah try to think of a way to change his mind.
Dennis O'Malley is a master on his skateboard. Although everyone else he knows skis all winter, a bad skiing accident has left him afraid to try it again. But when his friend Tasha gets a new snowboard, Dennis begins to wonder if he can turn his skateboarding abilities into snowboarding abilities. As he tries to develop his skills, he is challenged by rival snowboarders who make him doubt himself on his board. Can Dennis overcome his fears on the slopes in time to prove them wrong?
It might have been a scene from a hit romantic comedy-but actress Ciara Wilde wasn't acting, and nobody was laughing when she skipped town on the eve of her tinsel town wedding. Luckily she's got the keys to the Fortune family ski cabin, and perhaps a chance to regain her sanity. No chance of that when she faces down an intruder in the middle of the night. But Jace Lockhart isn't a thief, just a weary, beaten war reporter crashing his buddy's cabin for some serious alone time after a particularly brutal assignment. Unexpectedly snowbound, the two runaways find the healing they need in each other's arms. But when the snow melts, they awkwardly retreat to their very different lives-a little in love, a little confused and a lot less certain about what they want in life, except perhaps...a chance with each other.
A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mountain cabin where they discover a coded message.
Nancy's out in the cold when a snowstorm hits Wilder U., except she has company-- her costar and rival Michael. Investigating an investment scheme that may be a scam, they get a hot lead that takes them off campus and directly into the path of the blizzard. And when the storm hits, they may make some surprising discoveries--about each other!
There were six of them trapped in the cave, high up in the New Mexico mountains-six people thrown together by the awesome power of a wilderness blizzard: Warner Harlow, his wife, son and daughter had taken a wrong turn on a bright October afternoon, onto an isolated mountain road. By the time they realized their mistake the temperature had dropped and the snow had started-and then they wrecked their car and trailer attempting a U-turn on the narrow, frozen pavement... Ben Parker was a young hiker on his way to the shelter of a mountain cabin. Once he stopped to aid the Harlows there was no time left for the trek he had planned-and barely enough time to get the Harlows, and himself, to the relative safety of a nearby cave. He never expected any of them to last the night-in sub-zero temperatures, with no relief in sight... State Senator Joe Martin had been out in his private plane, on a joyride with his mistress-a beautiful young woman named Lila. They were flying too low when the storm hit-and when they crashed near the scene of the Harlows' accident, Martin was killed instantly. But Ben was able to rescue Lila and add her name to the list of stranded, off-course travelers facing almost certain death in the tiny, airless cave... When the snow started drifting there would be rock slides-any one of which could seal them off forever in an icy tomb. When their meager supply of food and wood ran out, they would die slowly, one by one, from the fierce cold. And their only hope of deliverance now passed into the hands of a small, poorly equipped Search and Rescue team forming in the valley below them ... The S&R team were volunteers-five men and one woman-all strong and skilled in outdoor survival. But their chances of success were slim at best-and the possibilities for all out disaster were growing by the minute. Before long there might be twelve people trapped in these forbidding mountains-with the worst of the storm yet to come...
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