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The Legend of Buddy Bush

by Shelia P. Moses

The day Uncle Goodwin "Buddy" Bush came from Harlem all the way back home to Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, is the day Pattie Mae Sheals' life changes forever. Pattie Mae adores and admires Uncle Buddy, he's tall and handsome and he doesn't believe in the country stuff most people believe in, like ghosts and stepping off the sidewalk to let white folks pass. He unsettles the dust and brings fresh ideas to Rehobeth Road. But when Buddy's deliberate inattention to the protocol of 1947 North Carolina lands him in jail for a crime against a white woman that he didn't commit, Pattie Mae and her family are suddenly set to journeying on the long, hard road that leads from loss and rage to forgiveness and pride.

The Legend of Caleb York

by Mickey Spillane Max A Collins

In the heyday of American Western cinema, bestselling author Mickey Spillane wrote a film script for his good friend and Hollywood legend, John Wayne, star of western classics like Stagecoach, The Searchers, and True Grit. Though the film was never made, Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane's literary partner and executor, has adapted the original screenplay into a hard-hitting, action-packed novel that evokes the classic Westerns of the Duke. Trading his trench coat for a duster and Stetson, Spillane turns out to be every bit as compelling in the western genre as in his immortal detective stories. In this first novel in a bold new Western series, crooked Sheriff Harry Gauge rules the town of Trinidad, New Mexico, with an iron fist. His latest scheme is to force rancher George Cullen into selling his spread and to take Cullen's beautiful daughter Willa for his bride--whether she's willing or not. The old man isn't about to go down without a fight. He sends out a telegram to hire the west's toughest gunslinger to kill the sheriff. But when a stranger rides into Trinidad, no one's sure who he is. Wherever he came from, wherever he's going, it's deadly clear he's a man who won't be pushed--and that he's a damn good shot. . .With stirring authenticity and heart-racing drama, Spillane and Collins add Caleb York to the roster of unforgettable western heroes.

The Legend of El Duque (Gunsmith #377)

by J. R. Roberts

THE KING IS DEAD Wyoming rancher Bill Werter is in serious trouble when Texas fever claims a number of his cattle--including his prize bull, King. Now, he needs someone trustworthy to ride into Mexico with ten thousand dollars of his hard-earned money to buy the only bull that could take King's place: El Duque. Good thing Werter has a friend like the Gunsmith. When word gets out that Clint Adams is heading to Mexico with pockets full of cash, it doesn't take long for a few bad seeds to spring into action. But tracking the Gunsmith isn't easy. It's not safe either--and that's no bull. OVER FIFTEEN MILLION GUNSMITH BOOKS IN PRINT!

The Legend of Fire (Ladd Family Adventure #2)

by Lee Roddy

A young Christian inadvertently places his family in danger on Hawaii's Kona Coast when he videotapes the dramatic rescue of two drowning children which leads to his father's kidnapping.

Legend of Hatred

by Alix Andre

Grim and forbidding, Rochefort loomed above the road like a robber baron's stronghold. To Jacqueline, the outsider, the family's problems were at first a welcome distraction from her own troubles. But soon she found herself falling helplessly in love with the heir to Rochefort--even while she hated him for his callous treatment of his lovely, charming wife. Torn between love and conscience, Jacqueline tried to leave the chateau. Only then did she learn that, once involved in Rochefort's secrets, there was no chance of escape.

The Legend of Huma (Dragonlance: Heroes #1)

by Richard A. Knaak

The Legend of Huma is one of the best fantasy novels set in the world of Krynn. It tells the tale of the legendary Solamnia Knight Huma, and his pivotal role in the discovery of the original dragonlance and defeat of the Dark Queen prior to the Cataclysm. It also tells the story of Magius, the wizard, Kaz, the Minotaur, and Gwyneth, the silver dragon.

The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer

by Jim C. Hines

In this collected omnibus of "Goblin Quest," "Goblin Hero," and "Goblin War," readers will follow the epic exploits of Jig: a puny, clumsy, bespectacled runt of a goblin.

The Legend of Michigan

by Trinka Hakes Noble

For thousands of years the cruel North Wind ruled the land of North of Up North, chasing away the gentle, benevolent winds from the East, West, and South. The land of Michigane was covered with thick heavy ice and no one, man nor creature, could live in such a place. But thousands of years is a long time to go without a visitor so when a young boy from the South and an old man from the East venture into the land of Michigane, the North Wind just may be ready to relinquish his icy hold. Or maybe not. The purpose of their pilgrimage is to ask the North Wind to share his land's riches but what can they say or do to change his cold heart? It is only through the combined forces of the young boy's gentle goodness and the old man's wiles that the frozen land eventually comes to bountiful life. Storyteller Trinka Hakes Noble pays homage to her home state in this creative and inventive legend of the origin of the state of Michigan. Other Great Lakes Legends by Sleeping Bear Press: The Legend of Sleeping Bear, The Legend of the Loon, The Legend of Mackinac Island, The Legend of the Lady's Slipper, The Legend of Leelanau, The Legend of the Petoskey Stone

The Legend of Miner's Creek (Nancy Drew #107)

by Carolyn Keene

Carson Drew's old friend Charlie invites Nancy and her friends to his eight-hundred-acre Highland Retreat in the Cascade Mountains where the legend of an untapped gold mine lingers.

The Legend of Minnesota

by Kathy-Jo Wargin

The Legend of Minnesota: The definition for the word "Minnesota" is known to most as the Dakotah word for "sky-tinted waters." However, in her research about the origin of the state's name, acclaimed author and native Minnesotan, Kathy-Jo Wargin, has uncovered a little-known, but age-old Ojibwe version of how "all land west of Lake Superior" came to be known as Mahnusatia--or Minnesota--as it's called today. David Geister's breathtaking artwork perfectly illuminates Kathy-Jo Wargin's poignant telling of this magical story. In The Legend of Minnesota we learn how the enduring friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy brings healing to a tribe, and how the beautiful land of Minnesota got its name.

Legend of A Musical City

by Max Graf

Legend of a Musical City - The Story of Vienna by Max Graf is a story of Vienna - the musical center of the world. The author has enjoyed the intimate friendship of the musical stars of the last fifty years in which this book was written. Musical stars such as Bruckner, Brahms, and Richard Strauss. He gives a delightful as well as highly educational story of the development of Austrian music. Max Graf, a composer and music critic, the father of Little Hans, was born October 1, 1873, in Vienna, where he died on June 24, 1958. The son of Joseph Graf, a Jewish writer and editor, he was educated in Vienna and Prague. After 1891 he studied at the law school of the University of Vienna but devoted most of his time to music and it was his intention to become a composer, according to Louis Rose (1986). He finished his legal studies in 1896 but devoted much of his time to music composition and criticism, and regularly took part in meetings of the literary group Jung-Wien. From 1902 to 1938 he taught the history of music and musical aesthetics at the Vienna Academy of Music, where he was appointed professor in 1909. Graf met Sigmund Freud in 1900 and his wife, Olga Graf (born Olga Hoenig), from whom he separated a few years later, was probably a patient of Freud's. Within the psychoanalytic movement he is known for being the father of Little Hans, Herbert Graf, who was born in 1903. It was Max who supplied Freud with the material for his paper The Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year Old Boy (1909b). At the end of 1904, he took part in sessions of the Wednesday Psychoanalytic Society and, in December 1907, wrote an essay entitled Methodik der Dichterpsychologie (Methodology of the Psychology of the Poet). In early 1906 Freud wrote a short text on a somewhat unexpected topic, Psycopathische Personen auf der Bhne (Psychopathic Characters on the Stage). The text was never published in German, but Graf, to whom Freud had given the manuscript, kept it and had an English translation published (1942a [1905-1906]). Graf emigrated to the United States in 1938 and taught until 1947 at the New School for Social Research in New York, where, in 1940, he created the first seminars in music criticism. He was a guest professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 1947 he returned to Austria and taught music criticism at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and elsewhere. In 1953 his autobiography, Jede Stunde war erfllt: Ein halbes Jahrhundert Musik- und Theaterleben (Every Minute Filled: A Half-Century in Music and Theater), was published in Vienna, where he died in 1958.

The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story

by Terri Hoover Dunham

That Papa Noel, he's a right busy fellow. He spends all year making toys for the good little Cajun boys and girls. Come Christmas Eve, he heads right down the Mississippi River to make his deliveries. But just how does he deliver all those toys? Surely there are no flying reindeer in the deepest, darkest swamps in Louisiana. You've heard of Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. And Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But have you heard of Etienne and Emilie? Or Alcee and Alphonse? With a little help from her magical pen, author Terri Hoover Dunham pas homage to her Cajun roots in this delightful, rollicking tale celebrating that jolly old man in the red clothes. Buoyed by Laura Knorr's fanciful original artwork, The Legend of Papa Noel brings to life the joyful spirit of the holidays. with a Cajun twist. Readers of all ages will want to make room on their holiday bookshelf for a new children's classic!

The Legend of Red Horse Cavern

by Gary Paulsen

Armed bandits are after them. A headless Indian haunts them. There's danger around each dark turn for Will "Little Bear" Tucker and his friend Sarah when they lose their way in the labyrinthine caverns of the Sacramento Mountains.

The Legend of Sheba

by Tosca Lee

Her name is legend. Her story, the epic of nations. The Queen of Sheba. A powerful new novel of love, power, and the questions at the heart of existence by the author of the award-winning "brilliant" (Library Journal) and "masterful" (Publishers Weekly) Iscariot.There is the story you know: A foreign queen, journeying north with a caravan of riches to pay tribute to a king favored by the One God. The tale of a queen conquered by a king and god both before returning to her own land laden with gifts. That is the tale you were meant to believe. Which means most of it is a lie. The truth is far more than even the storytellers could conjure. The riches more priceless. The secrets more corrosive. The love and betrayal more passionate and devastating. Across the Red Sea, the pillars of the great oval temple once bore my name: Bilqis, Daughter of the Moon. Here, to the west, the porticoes knew another: Makeda, Woman of Fire. To the Israelites, I was queen of the spice lands, which they called Sheba. In the tenth century BC, the new Queen of Sheba has inherited her father's throne and all its riches at great personal cost. Her realm stretches west across the Red Sea into land wealthy in gold, frankincense, and spices. But now new alliances to the North threaten the trade routes that are the lifeblood of her nation. Solomon, the brash new king of Israel famous for his wealth and wisdom, will not be denied the tribute of the world--or of Sheba's queen. With tensions ready to erupt within her own borders and the future of her nation at stake, the one woman who can match wits with Solomon undertakes the journey of a lifetime in a daring bid to test and win the king. But neither ruler has anticipated the clash of agendas, gods, and passion that threatens to ignite--and ruin--them both. An explosive retelling of the legendary king and queen and the nations that shaped history.

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

by J. R. R. Tolkien Christopher Tolkien

Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of Northern antiquity, recounted here in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. In the Lay of the Völsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fáfnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy, and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrún his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún. The Lay of Gudrún recounts her fate after the death of Sigurd, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers, and her hideous revenge.

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

by Christopher Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien

Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of Northern antiquity, recounted here in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. In the Lay of the Völsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fáfnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy, and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrún his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún. The Lay of Gudrún recounts her fate after the death of Sigurd, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers, and her hideous revenge.

The Legend of Skull Cliff (Cabin Creek Mysteries)

by Kristiana Gregory

Action! Intrigue! Cliffhangers! With a riveting overarching series storyline and a mini-mystery in each title, Cabin Creek gives readers what they crave: immediate answers AND ongoing suspense.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving Elizabeth L. Bradley

The timeless collection that introduced Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless HorsemanPerhaps the marker of a true mythos is when the stories themselves overshadow their creator. Originally published under a pseudonym as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories gave America its own haunted mythology. This collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving's best-known literary inventions--Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle--that continue to capture our imaginations today.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories From the Sketch Book

by Washington Irving Wayne Franklin

Sage, storyteller, and wit, Washington Irving created such staples of American fiction as the stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." He earned his preeminence in early American literature with the masterpieces in miniature collected here: dozens of stories, travel essays, biographical discourses, and literary musings. "His influence on American writers is unquestioned," wrote Edgar Allan Poe, and his stories have proved as enduring as the Catskill Mountains the author immortalized. "Exceptional talent....I am one of his most ardent admirers. I admired Mr. Irving's work so much, in fact, that I gave it the ultimate praise; I 'borrowed it.'"--Edgar Allan Poe With an Introduction by Wayne Franklin

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: Or, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

by Washington Irving

With his belovedGothic tales, Washington Irving is said to have created the genre of the short story in America. Though Irving crafted many of the most memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his gifts were not confined to the short story alone. He was also a master of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced in this classic collection. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "Every reader has a first book. . . . which, in early youth, first fascinates his imagination, and at once excites and satisfies the desires of his mind. To me, this first book wasThe Sketch Bookof Washington Irving. . . The charm ofThe Sketch Bookremains unbroken; the old fascination still lingers about it. "

The Legend of Tarik

by Walter Dean Myers

Hats off to Walter Dean Myers for creating an amazing "fantasy" world, which is also absolutely grounded in real geography and history.

The Legend of the Ancient Scroll (Mystic Knights of Tir na Nog #1)

by Michael Teitelbaum

Long ago, far across oceans, an island was divided into two kingdoms. The Kingdom of Kells was ruled by good King Conchobar. The Kingdom of Temra was ruled by the evil Queen Maeve. Queen Maeve believed that it was her birthright to rule the entire island. She would therefore not rest until her armies had conquered Kells. King Conchobar's army fought fiercely, and the evil queen was stopped time and again. In desperation, Maeve turned to the dark magic of an evil fairy named Mider. Using the powers of sorcery given to her by Mider, Maeve conjured a host of terrible giants, ogres, and other mystical beasts to help her battle the armies of Kells. Aided by the creatures of darkness, Maeve's forces turned the tide of battle. It was a dark time for Kells, and King Conchobar even talked of surrender. All hope seemed lost... But was it?

The Legend of the Cape May Diamond

by Trinka Hakes Noble

The Legend of the Cape May Diamond At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, on a narrow point of land, lies the charming resort town of Cape May. Gently sheltering the Delaware Bay, the white sand beaches of this natural peninsula are sprinkled with stones of pure quartz crystal. Formed by melting glaciers thousands of years ago, the Delaware River flows some 200 miles down from its headwaters to spill into the Delaware Bay. And for thousands of years, fragments of pure quartz crystal have ridden the river, plucked from the mountains lining its banks. Polished and buffed as they tumble along, these once-unassuming rock particles dazzle like gemstones when tossed onto Cape May's sandy shore. Beloved by beachcombers, these 'diamonds' are the daughters of the river, linking New Jersey's past and present. Delving into the natural beauty and rich history of the Delaware River and New Jersey's famous coastline, storyteller Trinka Hakes Noble has crafted a wondrous, creative tale explaining the ancient origins of the Cape May diamond. Picture descriptions present.

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