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The Land We Dreamed: Poems (Kentucky Voices)
Joe Survant

The University Press of Kentucky, 2014

Weaving together universal themes of family, geography, and death with images of America's frontier landscape, former Kentucky Poet Laureate Joe Survant has been lauded for his ability to capture the spirit of the land and its people. Kliatt magazine has praised his work, stating, "Survant's words sing.... This is storytelling at its best." Exploring the pre-Columbian and frontier history of the commonwealth, The Land We Dreamed is the final ...


The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning
Chris Colfer

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014

In the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex ...


Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving

Vanderbilt University Press, 2014

Living in the Land of Limbo is the first anthology of short stories and poems about family caregivers. These men and women find themselves in "limbo," as they struggle to take care of a family member or friend in the uncertain world of chronic illness. The authors explore caregivers' experiences as they deal with family conflicts, the complexities of the health care system, and the impact of their choices on their lives and the lives of others. ...


A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel
Wiley Cash

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013

In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of John Hart ( Down River ), Tom Franklin ( Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter ), Ron Rash ( Serena ...


Defenders of The Sacred Land: Book One of The Sacred Land Saga

Shadesilver Publishing, 2014

Dorenn Adair is a simple innkeeper’s son from the mountain village of Brookhaven. When Lady Shey, a potent wielder of magic, introduces herself into his daily life, Dorenn is thrust into a world he was taught to hate. Magic is stirring again in the Sacred Land, and with the help of his friends and some particularly powerful wielders, Dorenn must find a way to defeat the enemies closing in on him and save the Sacred Land from destructive ...


The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns
Chris Colfer

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance. Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale ...


The Land of Steady Habits: A Novel
Ted Thompson

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

"This assured, compassionate first novel channels the suburban angsty of Updike and Cheever...with pitch-perfect prose and endearingly melancholy characters."-- Booklist (Starred Review) Anders Hill, entering his early sixties and seemingly ensconced in the "land of steady habits"--a nickname for the affluent, morally strict hamlets of Connecticut that dot his commuter rail line--abandons his career and family for a new condo and a new life. ...


Land, A Stranded Novel
Theresa Shaver

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Five go by Land – Five go by Sea A group of teens on a class trip to Disneyland are left stranded. An EMP over North America has destroyed everything electronic. No cars, no planes, no phones, no electricity. Refusing to wait for someone else to help them, ten courageous young people take charge of their future and choose to begin the long journey home. 1500 miles of adventure and lawless country awaits – will their determination be enough?


The Land
Mildred D. Taylor

Speak, 2003

The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father has acknowledged him and raised him openly-something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his black heritage. Even within his own family he ...


Julio Bunny and the Land of Carrot Trees: Easter Book Collection

KiteReaders, 2014

Julio Bunny has a great passion for carrots. One night he has a dream. Julio is in the Land of carrots with his friends Tommy Mouse and Sally Snail. They encounter unusual events and Julio's lovely dream is transformed into an adventure. What happens to the friends next? NICOLETTA COSTA was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1953, where she was brought up and still lives today. After graduating in Architecture in 1978 at the University of Venice ...


A Land Remembered
Patrick D. Smith

Pineapple Press, 1996

In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes ...


The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones)
George R.R. Martin

Bantam, 2012

George R. R. Martin’s beloved Song of Ice and Fire series, which started with A Game of Thrones, is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin’s epic saga into a world as ...


Weed Land: Inside America's Marijuana Epicenter and How Pot Went Legit
Peter Hecht

University of California Press, 2014

Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, is the riveting opening scene in Weed Land, an up-close journalistic narrative that chronicles a transformative epoch for marijuana in America. From ...


Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards (A Branches Book)
Noah Z. Jones

Scholastic Inc., 2014

Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In the Land of Fake Believe, Princess meets a strange ...



Roland Robertson, 2014

By the Author of BEYOND THE YELLOWSTONE In the 1830s the American Fur Company fought tooth and nail to wrest the fur trade from its competition. Native American tribes were often pulled into this conflict, with disastrous consequences for the Indians. LAND OF THE CROW tells the story of two sets of brothers—one Crow, the other mountain men—who are pitted together in a life-or-death struggle. After a horse raid leads to the death of ...


Land and Wine: The French Terroir
Charles Frankel

University Of Chicago Press, 2014

For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes of the Loire Valley. Although grape variety, climate, and the skill of the winemaker are essential in making good wine, the foundation of a wine’s character is the soil in which its grapes ...


The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six
Jean M. Auel

Bantam, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.   Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to ...


A Land of Fire (Book #12 in the Sorcerer's Ring)
Morgan Rice

Morgan Rice, 2014

"A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical sorcery saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien. I couldn't put it down!" --Allegra Skye, Bestselling author of SAVED In A LAND OF FIRE (BOOK #12 IN THE SORCERER'S RING), Gwendolyn and her people find themselves surrounded on the Upper Isles, besieged by Romulus' dragons and his million ...


The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3)
John A. Flanagan

Puffin, 2008

The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone ! Kidnapped and taken to a frozen land after the fierce battle with Lord Morgarath, Will and Evanlyn are bound for Skandia as captives aboard a fearsome wolfship. Halt has sworn to rescue his young apprentice, and he will do anything to keep his promise? even defy his King. Expelled from the Rangers he has served so loyally, Halt is joined by Will?s friend ...


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Ari Shavit

Spiegel & Grau, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner, Nonfiction • National Jewish Book Award Winner: the Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award in History An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the ...



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