This is a terrifying new short story from authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, brought to you as an eBook original by sister publishers Orion and Hodder & Stoughton. As USA TODAY said of Stephen King's MILE 81: 'Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?' IN THE TALL GRASS begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are growing more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver. This eBook original also contains exclusive extracts from the eagerly anticipated novels NOS4R2 by Joe Hill, and DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King.
When failed rock star Clayton Briggle, on the run from a botched L.A. drug deal, escapes to his hometown after having been gone thirty years, he reunites with his childhood friends--and finds Dawson, Nebraska to be just as haunted as he is. From the town's chain-smoking mortician who watches all from the tower of her Victorian mansion to the disappearance of the private school principal, the idyllic town of Dawson begins to unravel and no secret will remain unearthed. With dark humor and psychological thrills, DEMONS IN THE TALL GRASS is a tale of horror that shines a light into the back alleys of Hollywood, into the bedroom windows of a small Midwestern town, and exposes the amazing ability of humans to justify even murder and depravity to themselves.
This is a true story about a husband and wife with their three small sons who chucked the modern way of living and moved to a remote mine in the wilds of Trinity County. For thirty years they bested the steep trail they had to hike to reach it. Their story is peppered with danger, near starvation and many encounters with rattlesnakes, wild animals and two crazy mountain men. It is story of how hard work, ingenuity and a rugged pioneer spirit turned a small flat along a wild river into a place with a productive mine and jewelry shop. The wonder and beauty of California's northern forested mountains come to life in this narrative. This is a beautiful story to read.
In Living in the Tall Grass: Poems of Reconciliation, Chief Stacey Laforme gives a history of his people through stories and poetry to let Canadians see through the eyes of Indigenous people. Chief Laforme's universal message is, "We should not have to change to fit into society the world should adapt to embrace our uniqueness."
The Nature Conservancy has begun an ecological experiment on one of North America's last remaining expanses of grasslands. Beyond simply conserving the place, they are studying it and shaping it anewbringing back bison and seeding with fire to liberate the biodiversity of a land never broken by the plow. Writer Smith was employed to present what is known and being researched concerning the natural ecosystem of the Osage tallgrass prairie, as well as the historical human uses of the prairie that have shaped its attributes. Color photos by Harvey Payne, who grew up and lives in the area, reveal his intimate knowledge and reverence for the land and its flora and fauna.
This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Originally published in 1989, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the huge grasslands that once stretched from Manitoba to Texas. Now redesigned with updated names and all-new photographs, this reliable field companion will introduce tallgrass prairie wildflowers to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts in the Upper Midwest. Each species account is accompanied by a brilliant full-page color photograph by botanist Thomas Rosburg. In clear, straightforward, and accessible prose, authors Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa provide common, scientific, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description of plant, flower, and fruit. Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to dyes to hairbrushes. Runkel and Roosa say that prairies can be among the most peaceful places on earth; certainly they are among the most beleaguered. Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie will inspire both amateurs and professionals with the desire to learn more about the wonders of the prairie landscape.
Plow Share and Fertail Soil Early Settlers of Kansas and Nebraska and Their Decendants
Author: Cloyde D. Hopper
Jonathan Sharp, son of George Sharp (1791-1865) and Agnes Kirk, was born in 1826 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Margaret Elvey Lynch, daughter of Aaron Lynch and Susannah Cain, in 1846 in Speedwell, Tennessee. They had twelve known children. He died in 1901 in Liberty, Nebraska.