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Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Saga 1-4 (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Jove, 2011

Welcome to Nora Roberts’s captivating saga about the lives and loves of four brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay… Sea Swept Cameron Quinn is coming home to say goodbye to the only father he ever loved. And he’ll have to put his fast-paced life on hold to care for the last lost boy Ray Quinn hoped to save… Rising Tides Though not born to the tradition of a waterman, Ethan Quinn has embraced the life. ...


Dishing Up® Virginia: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Colonial Traditions and Contemporary Flavors
Patrick Evans-Hylton

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2013

These 145 delectable recipes celebrate the authentic flavors of Virginia, from oysters and blue crabs to wine, peanuts, heirloom tomatoes and sweet potatoes, Smithfield ham, and much more. Try Hanover Tomato Gazpacho, Ramp and Mushroom Strata, Crab Norfolk, Virginia Sea Scallops with Shallots and Walnuts, Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries and Hazelnuts, Oysters Bingo, Chili-Rubbed Pork Loin Roast with Wine Country Salsa, Indian Butter ...


Raising Redemption
R. A. Russell

Langdon Street Press, 2013

For Alicia Tilman, a seventeen-year-old girl on her way to Radcliffe, meeting her parents' expectations means everything. But when Dickey Samson comes around, Alicia defies her father's longstanding rule that she stay away from the boy, and is unprepared for the consequences that rain down upon her: a baby, a near shooting, estrangement. Learning the dark family secret behind her father's warning, Alicia leaves her home in Chesapeake, Virginia, ...



Bettie Youngs Book Publishers, 2014

When Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, they figured he might need some adjusting time, but they certainly didn’t think he’d be a holy terror, beset by severe anxiety and destructive behavior that would take a miracle to curb. Turns out, Toby routinely opened and emptied closets, turned on water taps, and pulled things from the bookshelves. Oddest of all was his penchant for locking himself in the bathroom, ...


Birds of Maryland & Delaware Field Guide: Includes Washington, D.C. & Chesapeake Bay
Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications, 2005

Learn about and identify birds using Stan Tekiela's state-by-state field guides. The full-page, color photos are incomparable and include insets of winter plumage, color morphs and more. Plus, with the easy-to-use format, you don't need to know a bird's name or classification in order to easily find it in the book. Using this field guide is a real pleasure. It's a great way for anyone to learn about the birds in your state.


Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Ian W. Toll

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

"A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."— New York Times Book Review Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new government. The founders—particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams—debated fiercely. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy ...


Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise

Hayson Publishing, 2013

Annie Crow Knoll-Sunrise is the story of a place where people come to restore their spirits, heal their pain and reclaim their lives. Annie is a determined young woman who is left to run her family's property after the death of her parents. Managing fourteen summer cottages with only the help of a family friend, she struggles to survive on her own. When she meets Drew, a young college professor, Annie thinks she's finally found a love she ...


Wind Chime Café (A Wind Chime Novel)
Sophie Moss

Sea Rose Publishing, 2014

*USA Today Bestseller and Top 20 Kindle Bestseller* . When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street café on Heron Island, she thinks she's finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the café into a premier upscale bistro. But Navy SEAL, Will Dozier, has no intention of ...


A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America
Rowan Jacobsen

Bloomsbury USA, 2007

Passionate and playful, this is the first comprehensive guide to identifying, serving, and savoring one of America's original and most delicious foods.   Considered one of the great sensual foods since the time of ancient Rome, eaten in the United States since its earliest human habitation, oysters are now seeing an American renaissance. Like wine and cheese, they owe much of their flavor to terroir , or the specific environment in which they ...


A Silent Tide
William E. Johnson

ASIP Publishing, 2013

"A SILENT TIDE" WINS THE 2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR BEST LEGAL THRILLER!! Beginning with the brutal 1927 ambush of Chesapeake Bay rumrunners at a fog shrouded cove on Maryland's eastern shore and culminating with a final showdown eighty years later when truth meets justice at Harpers Creek Marina in Mathews, Virginia, "A Silent Tide" brings to life the 2007 story of a bay side community racially rocked by the murder of favorite ...


Chesapeake Bay Cooking
John Shields

Broadway Books, 1998

Loosen your belts and get ready to chow down on a pile of steamed blue crabs, dine on a Maryland plantation-style feast, or graze through the stalls of Baltimore's Cross Street Market with television host and "Culinary Ambassador of the Bay," John Shields.  In this companion cookbook to the 26-part public television series, take a delicious tour with Shields along the Chesapeake's 4,600 miles of pristine coastline and through the bountiful ...


The Dawn's Early Light (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
Walter Lord

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994

Walter Lord—author of such best-sellers as A Night to Remember and A Day of Infamy —brings to life the remarkable events of what we now call The War of 1812—including the burning of Washington and the attack on Baltimore's Fort McHenry that inspired the Francis Scott Key to write what would become our national anthem. Lord gives readers a dramatic account of how a new sense of national identity emerged from the smoky haze of what ...


Sailing With Carol: A Love Story
Ron Ieva

BookSurge Publishing, 2009

Sailing with Carol is about love and sailing; a childhood romance, separation, and reunion. First playmates, we became sweethearts until in the turmoil of the sixties, we walked diverse paths. Reunited decades later, we pursued our dreams, living an enchanted existence for twenty-one years, sailing our boats to faraway places. During those voyages Carol mastered her fears and honed the resolve she would so desperately need in the final years of ...


The Butterfly & The Bull

Hadjer Publishing, 2011

A global financial crash causes the destabilization of the American government and results in a coup by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Donnie McLennan, a Scotsman with an uncanny talent, is seeking his wife Ellie who has been abducted by agents of the state. In the process, he becomes involved in a conspiracy to restore democracy to the land of the free. Donnie goes to work for the resistance movement, led by the charismatic Phaedrus. He becomes a ...


Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Trilogy


The Chesapeake Bay Trilogy includes Sea Swept, Rising Tides, and Inner Harbor.


Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood
Taras Grescoe

Bloomsbury USA, 2008

An eye-opening look at aquaculture that does for seafood what Fast Food Nation did for beef. Dividing his sensibilities between Epicureanism and ethics, Taras Grescoe set out on a nine-month, worldwide search for a delicious—and humane—plate of seafood. What he discovered shocked him. From North American Red Lobsters to fish farms and research centers in China, Bottomfeeder takes readers on an illuminating tour through the ...


Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen
Christopher White

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011

In Skipjack , Christopher White spends a pivotal year with three memorable captains as they battle man and nature to control the fate of their island villages and oyster fleet. Through these lively characters, White paints a vivid picture of life on a skipjack, a wooden oystering sailboat. But this last vestige of American sailing culture is rapidly dying. These captains must set aside their rivalry to fight for their very livelihood. With so ...


The Sharpie Book
Reuel Parker

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1993

The Sharpie Book traces the development of the sharpie from its earliest days to the latest plywood-and-epoxy designs; gives comprehensive instructions that can be used to build sharpies of all types and sizes; and includes more than a dozen designs and plans for sharpies from 15 to 40 feet from the likes of Chapelle, Kunhardt, Munroe, Boiger, Clapham, Kirby, and the author. A sharpie is a long, narrow, flat-bottom craft that evolved in the ...


I Love Crab Cakes! 50 Recipes for an American Classic
Tom Douglas, Shelley Lance

William Morrow Cookbooks, 2006

Where do you get the best crab cakes? Ask one hundred different people and you'll likely get one hundred different answers. Some swear by classic Chesapeake Bay crab cakes, and some by spicy Creole crab cakes, while others maintain that Pacific Northwest crab cakes can't be beat. In I Love Crab Cakes! , award-winning chef and cookbook author Tom Douglas brings the best of East, West, and Gulf coasts to the table and proves that the most ...


American Small Sailing Craft: Their Design, Development and Construction
Howard I. Chapelle

W. W. Norton & Company, 1951

From the author of Yacht Designing and Planning and Boatbuilding : the definitive history and survey of the great classic American small sailing craft. American Small Sailing Craft (originally published 1951) is considered the classic among small-boat builders and historians. In it Chapelle has documented many fast-vanishing working boats, making this the authoritative history of a passing maritime fleet. Illustrated throughout



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