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'It was the summer that men first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but did not believe there would ever be a future. I wanted to live dangerously, to push myself as far as I could go, and then see what happened when I got there. ' So begins the mesmerising narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg - orphan, child of the 1960s, a quester by nature. Moon Palace is his story - a novel that spans three generations, from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings, and moves from the canyons of Manhattan to the cruelly beautiful landscape of the American West. Filled with suspense, unlikely coincidences, wrenching tragedies and marvellous flights of lyricism and erudition, the novel carries the reader effortlessly along with Marco's search - for love, for his unknown father, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his origins and his fate.
A love story that takes on all the passion and pain of early adulthood. A great look at post-World War II America.
Journalist and Prague resident Tom Dirlis offers an insider's view of these two remarkable European destinations, from obtaining the best view of the immense Prague Castle to visiting the picturesque artist colony of Szentendre. Tom provides unique trip ideas for a variety of travellers, such as The Royal Treatment, a castle and garden tour, and For Wine Lover's Only, which offers a taste of the Eastern uropean wine country. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Prague & Budapest has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations formust-see sights and many area, regional, and city-centered maps. Complete with details on exploring the famous borough of Mala Strana, letting off some steam in Budapest's thermal baths, and witnessing the macabre architecture of the Sedlec Ossuary, Moon Prague & Budapest gives travellers the toolsthey need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humour, Moon Handbooks are the cure for the common trip.
New England husband-and-wife team Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer comprehensive coverage of Rhode Island, from isolated Block Island to urban Providence. Blanding and Hall provide unique trip ideas, including Eating Your Way Through the Ocean State, Nature Lovers' Tour, and 7-Day Best of Rhode Island. Whether you want to sail Narragansett Bay or visit Newport's International Tennis Hall of Fame,Moon Rhode Islandgives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Can a loner vampire and outcast wolf find love in Lori Devoti's Moon Rising? The discovery of lost treasure imperils the fragile peace between the vampire and werewolf populations. Especially when werewolf Cece Parks and vampire Marc Delacroix arrive at the remote site with the same agenda-to claim the loot. But when suspicious deaths begin occurring, the enemies must band together to solve the mystery. The truth proves far more complicated than either can imagine. Especially when Marc finds himself inexplicably drawn to Cece. For once in his long life he wants nothing more than to be with-and protect-the werewolf. Now loyalty to his race and his forbidden desire are about to collide....
During a career spanning eight decades, Andy Williams has sold over 100 million albums, hosted a hugely successful TV show andworked with a roll-call of showbusiness legends. Here he tells his story.
This Rookie Read-About® Science book introduces young readers to the Moon. Colorful photos and simple text encourage children to read on their own as they learn how the Moon moves in space, how its craters were formed, why it seems to shine, and how humans were able to walk on its surface. Other books in this series are available in this library.
The "Fellow Friends" have a secret handshake and a special Friendship Ball made of scraps of colored yarn. The four of them -- Ruth, the athlete; Sammy, the bug collector; Alana, the avid reader; and Mina, the newest friend -- take turns bringing the ball home from school every day, each one adding something new. Gradually, the ball has grown as fat and round as a full moon. But when Mina, a self-professed "girlie-girl", learns that she excels at track, the other Fellow Friends are as shocked as she is, especially the competitive Ruth. Even more surprising is the way running seems to lift Mina up and make her happy. When Coach chooses her to run the fifty-meter against Ruth, Mina faces an unhappy predicament. Should she slow down on purpose and let Ruth hold on to the spotlight? Or let herself soar?
Seasoned writer and outdoor enthusiast Ericka Chickowski offers an insider's view of San Diego, from surfing at San Onofre State Beach to exploring the expansive San Diego Zoo. Ericka includes great trip ideas such as On a Mission, a tour of the city's historical sights, and Surf and Turf, which covers recreational opportunities in and out of the water. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations,Moon San Diegohas lots of options for a range of travel budgets. . With advice on where to grab a cocktail in the Gaslamp Quarter and hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park,Moon San Diegogives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Galen has disappeared into the evil land of Goll and it's up to Eric, Julie, Neal, and Keeah to help him. The wand of Urik is the powerful tool Galen needs, but the only way to find it is to study the powerful words of the Moon Scroll, an ancient chronicle of Droon history. Illustrations.
Thirteen-year-old Callie lives on a small organic farm on the edge of the Nevada desert. Besides spending time with her best friend, Billie, Callie loves to watch a special herd of wild mustangs as they roam--sometimes playing, sometimes even battling, but always magnificent. The horse she calls Cloud Dancer and his pregnant mare Moonbeam are her favorites. But not everyone loves the wild horses. Wealthy area ranchers complain that the herds are overpopulated and in one of the Bureau of Land Management's periodic round ups, Moonbeam is seized. When the mare dies shortly after giving birth prematurely, Callie devotes herself to caring for Moon Shadow, the orphaned filly. It's touch-and-go as to whether the little mustang will even survive. But if by some miracle Moon Shadow does make it, Callie wonders, will she be able to convince her parents to let her adopt the beloved horse? Worse still, how will she find the money to buy her?Chris Platt, a former jockey, has written a dramatic, touching, and well-paced story featuring sympathetic characters and plenty of horse-filled action scenes. Information about horse behavior and the care and raising of horses is presented throughout the text and is sure to please young equine enthusiasts.
Researcher Luisa Marshall was used to studying bears, not being studied by one. But Skinwalker Ty Moon has been watching her for months, admiring how she cared for animals. . . and being driven wild with arousal. Though he vowed to remain solitary, his wanting was too strong to be contained--especially when he brings an injured Luisa home to his cabin. . . .
In the rough-and-tumble Nevada landscape, where every day brings a new threat to the wild mustangs' natural way of life, can Callie save her dream horse when disaster strikes?Plucky thirteen-year-old Callie McLean loves nothing more than to watch the herd of wild mustangs frolic near her farm in the rocky desert of Northern Nevada. School's out for the summer, which means three months of hanging out with horses and her best friend, Billie--and three months of freedom from classmates teasing her about her hippie clothes, two-dollar words, and organic-farmer parents. Callie gets to study with their equine veterinarian all summer too.When Callie learns her favorite wild palomino mare, Moonbeam, is in foal, she's ecstatic. And Cloud Dancer, the golden buckskin stallion, is going to be a father. Callie can't imagine a more beautiful pairing. But her summer idyll is broken when the Bureau of Land Management rounds up the mustangs for penning and adoption. Callie is heartbroken that the majestic horses will no longer live in the wild. Maybe she can adopt Moonbeam herself. But when the trauma of the round-up leaves Moonbeam and her new foal, Moon Shadow, in trouble, it seems Callie might lose her dream horse and the new foal forever.
The "New York Times"-bestselling author who delighted readers with her Hot Flash Club series returns with this vibrant novel in which two women struggle to rekindle a childhood friendship damaged by harsh words, betrayal, and the passing years.
Achieve Your Desires--Tap Into the Hidden Power of the Moon! At any given moment, the moon shines down on half the world. Now, through the magick ofMoon Spells, you can learn how to use its energies to achieve your desire--whether it's a joyful romance, a successful career, or superb physical and emotional health. Magickal practitioner Diane Ahlquist guides you on a journey to attuning your spirit with the moon. You'll be amazed at how much more you can achieve in life when you synchronize your activities with the moon's phases. With the proper use of candles, gemstones, and incense, spells can be conducted at exactly the right lunar moment to enhance the flow of power and make your wishes come true. By practicing the spells in this book, you can be more successful, more often, when you want to get a pay raise, release your fears, attract a lover, receive divine messages, begin a new life, or move on after a loss. The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, continues to offer you her power. Moon Spellsshows you how to embrace it.
Moon Spotlight Charleston & the South Carolina Lowcountryis a 150-page compact guide covering the hospitable city of Charleston, Beaufort, and the Lowcountry, including Hilton Head Island. Author Jim Morekis offers seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and he includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, as well as helpful maps, making navigating the "Holy City" of Charleston and the Lowcountry uncomplicated and enjoyable. This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted fromMoon Charleston & Savannah.
Moon Spotlight Finger Lakesis a 65-page compact guide covering the highlights of this scenic region, including picturesque Skaneateles Village, the historic Women's Rights National Historical Park, and the remarkable Corning Museum of Glass. Author Sascha Zuger offers her seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and she includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating these singular locations uncomplicated and enjoyable.
Moon Spotlight Missoula & Northwestern Montanais an 80-page compact guide covering the best of Montana's northerwestern region, including Missoula, the Bitterroot Valley, and Flathead Lake. Travel writers Judy Jewell & W. C. McRae offer their firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating this lake- and forest-filled region of Montana uncomplicated and enjoyable.
Moon Spotlight Victoria & Vancouver Islandis a 100-page compact guide covering Victoria and Vancouver Island, including the Vicinity of Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo and Vicinity, Highway 4 to the West Coast, Tofino, Oceanside, Comox Valley, and Northern Vancouver Island. Author Andrew Hempstead offers seasoned advice on must-see attractions and activities, and sightseeing highlight maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating this popular northern getaway uncomplicated and enjoyable.
Moon Spotlight Walt Disney World & Orlandois a 90-page compact guide covering the Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando's other theme parks, including Universal Studios Florida and Discovery Cove, as well as the city of Orlando and Central Florida. Author Jason Ferguson offers seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and he includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, making navigating the City Beautiful and its surroundings uncomplicated and enjoyable.
Nashville resident Margaret Littman gives readers an insider's look at the Volunteer State, from the civil war battlefields of Middle Tennessee to Knoxville's World's Fair Park. To help travelers plan their trip, Littman provides unique trip itinerary suggestions, including Downtown and the Delta, Into the Heartland, and From Bluegrass to the Blues. Complete with tips on where to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, making the most of the amazing music scenes in Nashville and Memphis, and which of the state's festivals are worth attending, 'Moon Tennessee' gives travelers to tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
On the day I was given to the Goddess I awakened before daylight, a strange fluttering inside me. The excitement that had wakened me combined with the cold, and I shivered, pulling my cloak around me. I went outdoors with the milking bowl and breathed in the sweet air. Hanging the bowl on Nadja's tether post, I faced into the dawn breeze and climbed the little rise behind our house. The sparse grass showed weak new growth at the crown of the hill where it lay open to the dew and fight frost of the winter just past. There had been little rain this year or the one before, and though my parents worried about it in their talk, I thought little of it. I saw only that sunny days were better than rainy ones."She was there -- the Morning Star -- just as Grandmother Lili had promised, brilliant in the brightening sky above the far roofs of Jerusalem, and beneath her, just rising over the dark shape of the Temple, the slimmest crescent moon. The cold wind flapped my cloak about me, but I did not feel it, overcome as I was by that heavenly sign. The Goddess was smiling her blessing on my special day, and the moon was under her feet.Presently, chilled, I trudged down the hill and got the bowl. Nadja already stood expectantly on her milking bench watching me with soft eyes. I put two handfuls of oats in her box, and she chewed happily, moving her little jaws and flicking her long ears rapidly. "I told you I would milk for you this morning, Mari, because your hair is just washed for the festival! Now you will smell like a goat," my mother scolded, holding the dark cloud of her hair away from her face while the dawn wind billowed it about her. I pressed my forehead against Nadja's round belly, stripping out the last drops of milk. "Nadja smells good."
Moon USA Travel Planner is a sampler of top travel destinations in the U.S. Excerpted from Moon's Handbooks series, this eBook offers information on vacation spots ranging from Washington's San Juan Islands to Florida's Gulf Coast. Rather than providing in-depth coverage on just one location, this is a fun-to-browse guide that offers overviews of fifty-two individual cities, states, regions, and national parks and monuments--along with a trip-planning section, suggested itineraries, maps, and photos for each one. With chapters on Napa and Sonoma, Yellowstone, New Mexico, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, Rhode Island, and more, Moon USA Travel Planner gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Canada expert Andrew Hempstead offers helpful tips for visiting these beautiful areas, from enjoying afternoon tea in Victoria to fishing off the shores of Vancouver Island. Hempstead uses his local knowledge to craft unique trip strategies for all interests, such as Family Fun. Complete with details on visiting the Royal London Wax Museum, whale-watching in Johnstone Strait, and hiking through Goldstream Provincial Park, Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
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