Don’t trust the Liar. Do not cross the King. Never, ever go in the River. In Red Valley, California, you follow the rules if you want to stay alive. But they won’t be enough to protect Sadie now that she’s become the Liar, the keeper of the town’s many secrets. Friendships are hard-won here, and it isn’t safe to make enemies. And though the Liar has power—power to remake the world, with just a little blood—what Sadie really needs is answers: Why is the town’s sheriff after her? What does the King want from her? And what is the real purpose of the Liar of Red Valley?
SURVIVAL It's true!There are no great people. There are only great challenges that some ordinary people must rise to meet. Much has been written about those individuals who have risen to meet such challenges. Their stories fascinate us because we love a winner, a survivor, a hero. PEACE IN THE RED ROCK VALLEY is an alcoholic's own gripping yet hilariously heartwarming story of survival. It is a story of the tragedy and heartbreak and of the humor and mirth of an unexpected diversion into, the journey through and finally, recovery from an incessant, merciless, yet subtle and almost fatal addiction to a drug that happens to be called alcohol. It is an entertaining exposé of the bizarre workings and ravaging power of the alcoholic mind left unchecked and of the surprising simplicity of recovery from such a demoralized state. It'll have you laughing and then it will invade your heart. Because of the stigma attached, not many of our stories have been told but with today's open-mindedness toward addiction, those of us who have survived it might just also be heroes. There is one thing for certain; our stories are definitely fascinating.
An Aboriginal History of the Period Commencing A.D. 1650, and Ending at the Treaty of Greenville, A.D. 1795 ; Embracing Notable Facts and Thrilling Incidents in the Settlement by the Whites of the States of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire trilogy comes the second book of the Red Queen’s War... After harrowing adventure and near death, Prince Jalan Kendeth and the Viking Snorri ver Snagason find themselves in possession of Loki’s key, an artefact capable of opening any door and sought by the most dangerous beings in the Broken Empire—including the Dead King. Jal wants only to return home to his wine, women, and song, but Snorri has his own purpose for the key: to find the very door into death, throw it wide, and bring his family back into the land of the living. And as Snorri prepares for his quest to find death’s door, Jal’s grandmother, the Red Queen, continues to manipulate kings and pawns toward an endgame of her own design...
Tradition meets tragedy in the chilling local lore of the Rio Grande Valley. Hidden in the dense brush and around oxbow lakes wait sinister secrets, unnerving vestiges of the past and wraiths of those claimed by the winding river. The spirit of a murdered student in Brownsville paces the locker room where she met her end. Tortured souls of patients lost in the Harlingen Insane Asylum refuse to be forgotten. Guests at the LaBorde Hotel in Rio Grande City report visions of the Red Lady, who was spurned by the soldier she loved and driven to suicide. Author David Bowles explores these and more of the most harrowing ghost stories from Fort Brown to Fort Ringgold and all the haunted hotels, chapels and ruins in between.
Enjoy excellent wine without breaking the bank Everything you need to know about how to enjoy wine without hurting your pocket can be found in 1000 Great Wines That Won't Cost a Fortune. Go on a wine-tasting journey across the globe with an extensive team of wine writers, all experts in their own regions. They'll introduce you to 1000 great-value wines from the world's best wineries but focussing on the more affordable end of their wine lists. Expand your knowledge with features on the most popular grape varieties and tips on how to get the most out of your bottle from food and wine matches and correct serving temperatures to the right glassware to use. Practical advice will also help you host your own wine-tasting event and navigate restaurant wine lists with confidence. 1000 Great Wines That Won't Cost a Fortune is perfect for any budding wine enthusiast who enjoys wine but cares about getting great value for money.
A Record of Good Days Outdoors and In, with Things Pennsylvania Dutch
Author: Cornelius Weygandt
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
A personal testament of the author's heritage, The Red Hills outlines the Pennsylvania Dutch lifestyle as Cornelius Weygandt had experienced it. In the book Weygandt exposed his true passion for his heritage and offers a rich variety on Pennsylvania Dutch characteristics, customs, and crafts, written in an entertaining manner by one who has spent a lifetime collecting their lore.
When the Civil War comes to Blue Mountain, deep in the Kentucky hills, everyone is drawn into the conflict. Rachel Toland, whose love for Grant Lacern is shattered by an act of unforgivable violence. Lucky Lacern, as wild as the mountains, haunted by a nightmare of his own making. Buck Toland, consumed with hatred for anyone named Lacern. These are just a few of the characters that weave a tapestry of hatred, lust and self-destruction as they pursue their enemies Down Every Dark Valley. Down Every Dark Valley is the fi rst installment of Ronnie L. Seals’ “Blue Mountain” series. The fi ve novels trace the fortunes of two rival families through the violence of the Civil War and the feuds that grew out of them, the coming of the coal industry, and the destitution that came with the closing of the mines. Look for book two in the series, “the Passions of Our Tribes” due in the fall of 2011.
A humor columnist presents a series of "facts" about Arizona, including the name of the artist that painted the Painted Desert, where to find the moonshine saguaro, and the exact wording of Arizona's new Truth-in-Lying Law
Cassie faced mortality. In the autumn of her life, she refused to leave her beautiful valley. She could retire on a tidy nest egg. However, the Eaggan’s tale of murder and mayhem intrigued her. The children and adults needed her. The scars of early life gave Cassie insight to aid youngsters and adults through the difficult times. The moral concepts she carried spilled out to those around her. Who would have guessed that this home would be so different from any other in her life?
Escape to the winding cobblestone streets and rolling hills of Tuscany in this delicious, romantic and charming tale perfect for fans of Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Stars. Margherita is a spirited young woman with a passion for cooking. When her heart is broken in Rome, she returns to her hometown of Roccafitta, a small Tuscan village filled with lovable eccentrics and beautiful vineyards. She dreams of saving enough money to reopen her late mother’s restaurant and hopes she may find help from the handsome stranger in town, Nicola Ravelli. An aloof and ambitious businessman, Nicola is buying up the village’s vineyards and is also on the lookout for a personal chef. Though the two dislike one another immediately, Nicola agrees to pay Margherita well for each delicious meal she prepares to help win over his clients. But with each new dish, Nicola discovers that he is the one being seduced and Margherita realizes that she is expressing much more through her cooking than she cares to admit. A warm-hearted, sensual story full of eccentric characters, this is a celebration of life and love – with a distinctly Italian flavour – and of the power of food to bring people together. *Includes delicious Italian recipes!* What readers are saying: 'Absolutely superb! I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from beginning to end; wonderfully evocative with engaging characters. Margherita was funny, feisty and endearing whilst Nicola needed time before the reader appreciated his qualities. Roccafitta came alive with the detailed descriptions of places and characters, so much so that you could imagine walking down the street with them, whilst the descriptions of the food were outstanding. Margherita's love of food, the process of creating it and the thought behind it was captivating; you could almost taste the dishes' Linda Wilson, Netgalley reviewer 'Afoodie's treat with the right balance of romantic attraction mixed in. Definitely yummy' Bharti Chandnani, Netgalley reviewer 'I was excited to start this book about a romance in Italy. It was a delightfully quick read, perfectly suited for the beach! The beautiful descriptions of food throughout the book brought the characters and dialogue to the next level. A very enjoyable read' Lora Mueller, Netgalley reviewer
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • Set in Senegal, this modern-day Oliver Twist is a meditation on the power of love, and the strength that can emerge when we have no other choice but to survive. “I loved this book because it is a story about generations of parents and children saving one another with a love so powerful that it transcends distance, time, and reason.”—Ann Napolitano, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward Six-year-old Ibrahimah loves snatching pastries from his mother’s kitchen, harvesting string beans with his father, and searching for sea glass with his sisters. But when he is approached in his rural village one day by Marabout Ahmed, a seemingly kind stranger and highly regarded teacher, the tides of his life turn forever. Ibrahimah is sent to the capital city of Dakar to join his cousin Étienne in studying the Koran under Marabout Ahmed for a year, but instead of the days of learning that Ibrahimah’s parents imagine, the young boys, called Talibé, are forced to beg in the streets in order to line their teacher’s pockets. To make it back home, Étienne and Ibrahimah must help each other survive both the dangers posed by their Marabout, and the darker sides of Dakar: threats of black-market organ traders, rival packs of Talibé, and mounting student protest on the streets. Drawn from real incidents and transporting readers between rural and urban Senegal, No Heaven for Good Boys is a tale of hope, resilience, and the affirming power of love.
In the second installment of The Valley of the Shadow trilogy the stakes grow increasingly higher. As a fascist government tightens its stranglehold on its people the valley of Fairpoint becomes more brutal. Drug addicts roam with impunity. A serial killer is targeting children. The indigenous animal life have grown aggressive. A mysterious, lethal pill is steadily ravishing all foolish enough to consume it. No one can be trusted. Follow Nero as he documents the chaos in the hellish landscape he inhabits, all the while trying to come to grips with the ghost of the dead girl persistently haunting him.
American writer Zane Grey was an innovative early voice in the establishment of the Western genre. The novel Valley of Wild Horses follows rowdy protagonist Panhandle Smith as he confronts corruption in a small town. Packed with plenty of adventure, conflict, and romance, this book is a must-read for Zane Grey fans.
The story is appalling. It gives an account of a destitute teenager born in a meager place where only the strong survive. She made one bad decision that insulted the villainous overseer. To escape his often abusive retaliation, she ran away and became a shadow-street child in a big city. This is an incredible story about struggle, survival, and the darker sides of life that many teenagers will never see in a lifetime. The ups and downs experienced while wandering an unfamiliar city taught her many life lessons as she tried to find a safe place on park benches, in tunnels, abandoned buildings, and alleyways. She was sustained by her belief that her God-fearing grandmother's teaching would see her through. Being empowered by such belief, she aligned herself with determination and became a great success story a force of stability and healing for other teenagers.
Following his acclaimed debut, Waterborne, Bruce Murkoff gives us another American panorama with a Civil War novel unlike any other. Born near Rondout, New York, to a family steeped in wars both before and after independence, Will Harp returns home in 1864 for the first time in a decade, disconsolate over the campaigns being waged against Indians in the West even as the nation is busy tearing itself apart. His father is now buried in the Harp graveyard, surrounded by two preceding generations, and much else, too, has changed. For Mickey Blessing, though, these are heady times. Serving the darker needs of a prosperous businessman, Harry Grieves, he commands fear and respect as few Irish immigrants have managed to do in a society still hostile to their presence. The man he’d replaced had enlisted and is now missing in the horrors of Cold Harbor, leaving Mickey’s sister, Jane, fearing the worst about her fiancé’s survival. Coley Hinds, orphaned as a child, is fending for himself and fast growing savvy as the town around him bustles with trade and tragedy. In his stable-basement lodgings, he reads Western serials that he hopes will describe his future, but then falls under the sway of Mickey, who recognizes in him the powerless waif he once had been himself. All of these lives and more are intertwined when the bones of a mastodon surface on a neighboring farm that Will quickly purchases, pursuing a fervent boyhood interest. He finds an eager assistant in Coley, who suddenly needs refuge from budding criminality when Mickey suffers a hideous loss and develops an unhealthy obsession with a baby found on Jug Hill, where free black people have lived for generations. And before long, every fate is uncertain as calamity threatens to envelop them all. Red Rain is masterful in both its specifics—Coley’s pet squirrel, the erotic tableaux Will’s photographer friend contrives, the bakery where Jane finds comfort as well as income—and its broad historical sweep, which reaches from the settling of the Hudson River Valley to the bloodshed now ravaging the South and the West. Its characterizations are impeccable, whether of Grieves’s dream of a grand hotel or Mickey’s love of water, with not one gripping love story but several. And its plotting is relentless, weaving stories from various times and places that inevitably converge, right here in Rondout, with heart-stopping intensity. Engrossing and revelatory, Red Rain shows an extraordinarily talented writer expanding his already great range, and at the very top of his form.
Erin is living the fabulous life but when the death of a loved one occurs, it turns her world upside down. She goes to the last place on earth for support. In her search for healing a family secret begins to unravel and sends her life into a tailspin. Now Erin is forced to choose between her destiny with a man she doesn’t love or break tradition to be with her soul mate.
The 50th Anniversary Edition of Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic! At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there’s no place left to go but down, into the Valley of the Dolls.