The Crackle of the Frost

Author: Lorenzo Mattotti



Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 118

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One year after leaving his girlfriend Alice as a result of her request that they have a child together, Samuel returns to Alice when he learns she is pregnant to either reopen or close forever the chapter of his life involving her.

Songs of Willow Frost

Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: Allison & Busby


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 263

From Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes his much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage for five long years. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other children are taken to see a movie and he glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. William is convinced that the movie star is his mother. When William sets out to find Willow he discovers that her story is far more complicated than any Hollywood fantasy.

Cry of the Icemark

Author: Stuart Hill

Publisher: Chicken House


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 362

View: 811

After her father, King Redrought, dies in battle, Thirrin, the new young Queen of the Icemark, must use her ingenuity to protect her tiny kingdom from Imperial invaders. Unlikely allies must be made of vampires, werewolves, witches and snow leopards to save her people.

The Gold Hunters

A Story of Life and Adventure in the Hudson Bay Wilds

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: The Floating Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 499

Get set for pulse-pounding adventure in the far northern wilds of Canada in James Oliver Curwood's The Gold Hunters. The motley trio of explorers who first were introduced in the earlier Curwood novel The Wolf Hunters come together again in this gripping sequel. Will they fulfill their dreams of striking it rich this time around?

The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 970

The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.

Unseen Terror

Author: Ben Liner

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 135

In Unseen Terror, Commander Slater's routine training flight is interrupted by an attack from visually stealth aircraft resulting in the death of two junior aviators. Slater is ordered to the JCS where he is teamed with Raymond Atwood of the NCIS and Commander Daniel Frost of Naval Special Warfare. Together they are thrust into a situation with the gravest of consequences for the Nation and the World.Unseen Terror puts three ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Their trek through the highest levels of government puts them on the trail of a seemingly overwhelming enemy.

Alice's Girls

Author: Julia Stoneham

Publisher: Allison & Busby


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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1945 and the war is drawing to a close For three years, the land girls at Post Stone Farm have worked together, defying Hitler in their own way. They have witnessed love and loss, found their independence, and made lifetime friends. Her years as warden of a Land Army hostel have transformed Alice Todd's life. From damaged, deserted wife, she has emerged self-confident and ambitious. With peacetime approaching, she must now decide on her future - and decide if it includes Roger Bayliss, the enigmatic farm owner to whom she is increasingly drawn. In this moving finale to the incredibly popular land girls trilogy, Alice and her charges come to terms with life after the war.

The Happy Family

Author: Bertha Muzzy Bower

Publisher: 1st World Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 714

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Necklace

A Sequel to the Fence

Author: Robin Friedman

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 289

Former heartbreaker Chip Ackerman is eighteen years old, super-sexy, and in love for the first time. But Chip must part with Cassandra Schreiber, the girl he loves, and the beauty of the Catskills, the place he calls home. Forced to return to the crowded squalor of the Lower East Side in New York City, Chip is tempted by an irreparable betrayal he'll regret forever. This evocative sequel to The Fence, set in the old New York City of the 1930s, explores the heartbreak and hardship of a young man conflicted between love and loyalty.