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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life."From the Trade Paperback edition.
"A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought. " -- Washington Post Book World To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To the Communist Party, which mounted the defense, the Scottsboro case was an ideal opportunity to unite issues of race and class. To jury after jury, the idea that nine black men had raped two white women on a train traveling through northern Alabama in 1931 was so self-evident that they found the Scottsboro boys guilty even after the U. S. Supreme Court had twice struck down the verdict and one of the "victims" had recanted. This innovative and grippingly narrated work of history tells the story of a case that marked a watershed in American racial justice. Or, rather, it tells several stories. For out of dozens of period sources, Stories of Scottsboro re-creates not only what happened at Scottsboro, but the dissonant chords it struck in the hearts and minds of an entire nation. "Extraordinary. . . . To do justice to the Scottsboro story a book would have to combine edge-of-the-seat reportage and epic narrative sweep. And it is just such a book that James Goodman has given us, a beautifully realized history. . . written with complete authority, tight emotional control, and brilliant use of archival material. " -- Chicago Tribune
Story from Indian mythology. This book narrates the stories (Thiruvilaiyadal) of Lord Shiva in simple English for young readers.
Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters, journals, and diaries kept by early visitors and later tourists. The earliest stories recount mountain men's awe at geysers hurling boiling water hundreds of feet into the air and their encounters with the native inhabitants of the region. The latest stories reflect the "civilizing" of the park and reveal the golden age of tourist travel in the area.
Growing your own food is more popular than ever. But what do you do if you find yourself with a glut of beans, peas or carrots? How can you make the most of your garden produce and cut down on those trips to the supermarket? This book provides everything you need to make your home-grown produce last, covering fruit, vegetables, herbs and even eggs. Storing and Preserving Garden Produce For Dummies: Covers the main methods of storing and preserving, such as clamping, cool storage, freezing, drying, salting, pickling, fermenting and preserving with sugar Includes information on a huge range of produce - almost everything you could ever want to grow in your back garden Explains what methods of storing and preserving are most suitable for each item of produce Also contains a wealth of recipes to help you on your way to making the perfect jams, chutneys and pickles
Questions and Answers discuss a variety of wading birds including the stork, the egrett, and the Ibis.
Life with only the sea can be lonely. Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They've lived most of their lives with the sea--Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat--and they're each quite used to being alone. Or they were. But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called "family."
A sixteen-year-old stowaway discovers her destiny on Noah's ark in this riveting reimagining from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, available in time for the March 2014 major motion picture Noah.The rain starts suddenly, hard and fast. After days of downpour, her family lost, Sebah takes shelter in a tree, eating pine cones and the raw meat of animals that float by. With each passing day, her companion, a boy named Aban, grows weaker. When their tree is struck by lightning, Sebah is tempted just to die in the flames rather than succumb to a slow, watery death. Instead, she and Aban build a raft. What they find on the stormy seas is beyond imagining: a gigantic ark. But Sebah does not know what she'll find on board, and Aban is too weak to leave their raft. Themes of family, loss, and ultimately, survival and love make for a timeless story. Donna Jo Napoli has imagined a new protagonist to tell the story of Noah and his ark. As rain batters the earth, Noah, his family, and hordes of animals wait out the storm, ready to carry out their duty of repopulating the earth. Hidden below deck...is Sebah.
The Storm brings together fourteen short stories and prose poems from Gibran's Arabic writings that exhibit several characteristic Gibran themes: the injustice perpetrated by society against the poor, the weak, and the sincere; nature and its destruction by man; and the purity and innocence of young love.John Walbridge's clear, sensitive, and fluent translation provides us with an inspired and faithful approach to one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors.
In 1998 Elly Gross, née Berkovits saw a picture on a display in Poland that changed the direction of her life. This book would not have been written if Elly had not seen that picture. Other life-changing events included separation at the age of 15 from her mother and 5 year old brother and incarceration as an inmate and slave laborer at Auschwitz-II/Birkenau. She survived; her family was murdered. After liberation, she began a new family with a survivor of the Death March. In 1966, they fled from communist Romania to the United States. She, her husband, and two children worked hard to attain the American Dream. Then in 1998, she participated, for the first time, in the March of the Living, a program where teenagers and survivors visit Jewish sites in Poland and Israel. At Auschwitz-II/Birkenau, there was a picture of a group of woman and children, just off the cattle cars, whose lives were soon to be snuffed out. In that picture, Elly found her mother and brother. This "reunification" is the touchstone from which so much of Elly's poetry and narratives pour. The history she writes about, from the Holocaust to the attack on the World Trade Center, is horrific. Elly, the innocent child, saved through a series of miracles or accidents, becomes Elly, the survivor-adult. As her legacy, she shares the feelings and facts of the time period with her readers. Her writing is a memorial to her family, as well as a commitment against hatred and the destruction to which it leads. To read this book is a memorable and touching experience. There are moments described that the reader will not forget, because they are not meant ever to be forgotten.
The moving story of how a shared tragedy inspired a college football dynasty. On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team went out into the community, sharing its grief and aiding in the recovery. Together they forged an unbreakable bond, and in a place where Saturdays are dedicated to Crimson Tide football, "Let's play for Tuscaloosa" became a rallying cry, an emotional touchstone that transcended the playing field. Barrett Jones, a 300-pound tackle, went street by street with a chain saw clearing debris. Long snapper Carson Tinker, who endured terrible personal tragedy in the storm, emerged as the public face of Tuscaloosa's resilience. Diehard fans Bob and Dana Dowling lost their home but saw a new one raised by the muscle of Crimson Tide players. The rebuilding effort became a heartfelt crusade; the football team was now competing for a cause much greater than a national championship. In The Storm and the Tide, Lars Anderson chronicles the rise of a team, the building of a dynasty and the resurgence of a town.
It is a day in the country, and everything is hot and still. Then the hazy sky begins to shift. Something is astir, something soundless.
Stranded on a steamy tropical island, . . . these three will create their own heat . . . Christie Lovejoy is normally all business. But when a hurricane bears down on the exclusive resort she's sharing with two sexy businessmen, it's time to throw caution to the tropical winds. How often do you find two gorgeous men with the hots for you . . . and the willingness to share? Wolf Martin and Jon Carlson have been friends for years, and their taste in women has never overlapped . . . until now. Wolf, Jon, and Christie use the luxurious resort to take the kind of sensual journey that only total isolation will allow. But when the storm recedes, will they be ready to leave their island paradise?
Legendary island warrior Iuti Manu is seeking refuge from her murderous brothers across the Empty Sea. Accompanied by Tarawe, the Storm Caller, Iuti flees her brothers' revenge for destroying the family's totem, the shark god. But the sea does not live up to its name. On what is supposed to be an empty, wet wasteland is a distant island. On this island mirage, the earth is rumbling and the dolphins are battling the birds for possession of the air as well as the sea. The only inhabitants are bloodthirsty bird-worshippers who are searching for a fresh sacrifice. Iuti must battle her nemesis alone, but only when the Storm Caller has mastered the art of controlling the winds and water. Together they help repair the broken magic of the sea.
Examines what a storm chaser is and how they track, observe, and document deadly weather, especially tornadoes, and discusses how severe weather develops and safety precautions to take in such storms.
Angelina gets a call from her brother for help, a brother she hasn't seen since for ten years--not since she visited him in Australia, a place he had gone to be a missionary. So she heads off to see him, but is intercepted at the airport and climbs into a waiting car. Once in the car she realizes these are not men sent by her brother, but men who are intent on killing her. She manages to escape and hijack a national park reserve officer and his jeep. David Lemming has left a past full of hurt and pain after he got saved. He is very happy doing the job he is doing while he waits for God's direction. But God's direction wasn't having a woman kidnap him and shoot at the vehicle she just fell out of. . . was it? Maybe she is there because he has been sent to help her. The story that follows is a suspenseful tale of intrigue and desperation. Angelina finds out her brother is missing, the reason is because he has information about someone who is planning to kill the First Lady. She has to find her brother before he is killed, before the killer strikes the President's wife. . and before she herself is killed. And while she is doing that, David teaches her that God is in control and if she'll let go of her bitter past and find peace, she might just survive. Will she ultimately have to choose between her life and the First Lady's. . . is she ready to face her maker?
DJ hopes to survive the stressful month before her mother's wedding. An invitation to spend a week at her father's horse ranch seems a perfect escape, but will DJ's attitude ruin everything?
Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is hell. While she continues to climb the corporate ranks, her beloved twin sister is plagued by a chronic illness that will eventually kill her, leaving Rachel all alone. Serendipity in the form of a mysterious email lands in Rachel's lap one day, but not without a price. Thousands of miles away, archeologist John Tavak sits trapped inside a collapsed Egyptian tomb with a functioning laptop. He knows that Rachel is the only person who can help him, but time is quickly running out. It turns out the collapse was no accident. John has discovered something very valuable in that tomb, something that humankind has been searching for throughout history, something that Rachel could use as it may hold the key to her sister's cure. While Rachel orchestrates his rescue, she soon finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of deceit and murder. Can she put her trust in John Tavak? She'd do anything to save her sister. Will they both live long enough to unravel the ancient mystery they've found inside the tomb? With Johansen and Johansen's fast-paced action, charismatic characters, and impeccable research, Storm Cycle will carry you away.
Court Bannister is removed from the field of action, only to reenter it in a doomed bomber.... Toby Parker questions his own gut instincts, until he faces the ultimate test from which there is no turning back.... And Special Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert parachutes into Hanoi for POW evidence that could effect the war -- if only he can make it out in one piece...
Daley, Nathan, and the rest of the survivors of Flight 29 Down have learned to rely on one another for nothing less than survival. After all, they're in the wilderness, and if they can't work together, no one is safe. So when personal belongings start to go missing, the bonds of trust are shattered--with dangerous consequences ...
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic-a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying. Praise for John Sandford: 'Wry humour, a fully realized lead, and tense atmospherics . . . Sandford effortlessly conjures up the rhythms and personalities of a small town in one of his best outings to date' Publishers Weekly 'Crime writer John Sandford is one of the best around' Sun 'Tough, engrossing and engaging, Sandford writes superb thrillers' Literary Review 'Delivers twists to the very last sentence' Daily Mail 'That rare beast - a series writer who reads like a breath of fresh air' Daily Mirror 'Few do it better than Sandford' Daily Telegraph 'An exciting and superbly elegant demonstration of the intelligent crime writing that has helped John Sandford sell an estimated 33 million books' Guardian
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers-particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade-require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance-including her own-Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed...powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.
Partner of one of the most infamous anarchists of her time, Johann Most, Helene Minkin joined the anarchist movement after emigrating from Russia in 1888 with her father and sister. Framed as a reaction and corrective to Emma Goldman's Living My Life, Minkin's memoir provides a unique account of turn-of-the-century anarchism and immigrant life in the United States. Published in the Yiddish-language newspaper Forverts in 1932, this is its first English translation. Tom Goyens teaches American history at Salisbury University in Maryland. He is the author of Beer and Revolution: The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1914.
Retired lawman Jason Storm sets up a new life for himself as a rancher in Paradise Valley. But when a gang of outlaws invade the town, Storm straps on his gunbelt one more time. . . .
Trouble brews in the tiny country village of Fairacre when it is discovered that Farmer Miller's Hundred Acre Field is slated for real estate development. Alarming rumors are circulating, among them the fear that the village school may close. The endearing schoolmistress Miss Read brings her inimitable blend of affection and clear-sighted candor to this report, in which a young girl finds her first love, an older woman accepts a new role in life, and the impassioned battle to save the village from being engulfed is at the forefront of every villager's mind.