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The Land Breakers

The Land Breakers
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-25
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781590177945
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Summary : Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. Mooney and Imy Wright, twenty-one, former indentured servants, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, are traveling west. They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on impulse, part with all their savings to acquire a patch of land high in the mountains. With a little livestock and a handful of crude tools, they enter the mountain world—one of transcendent beauty and cruel necessity—and begin to make a world of their own. Mooney and Imy are the first to confront an unsettled country that is sometimes paradise and sometimes hell. They will soon be followed by others. John Ehle is a master of the American language. He has an ear for dialogue and an eye for nature and a grasp of character that have established The Land Breakers as one of the great fictional reckonings with the making of America.

The Land Breakers

The Land Breakers
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 9781590177631
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Summary : First published fifty years ago in 1964 to great acclaim, The Land Breakers is John Ehle's best-known work of historical fiction, chronicling the hard-won settlement of southern Appalachia. A cinematic saga spanning the Revolutionary War years of 1779 to 1784, The Land Breakersrecounts in spare, unflinching prose the challenges, setbacks, and small triumphs of the defiant men and women who were drawn to the wilderness of provincial North Carolina. Eager for opportunity in a land where the easy country had been claimed, Ehle's unforgettable characters stake their lives on the settlement of the unnamed high mountain territory. Strong and silent Mooney Wright is the first to make his way into the forbidding mountains. Others steadily follow- the cruel patriarch Tinkler Harrison, his daughter Lorry, the free-spirited Mina Plover. The Land Breakersis a paean to man's capacity for work, and Ehle imbues the hardworking men and women of his book-the land breakers of this young country-with nobility.

The Land Breakers

The Land Breakers
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1972
  • Total pages :351
  • ISBN : OCLC:15698983
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The Land Breakers

The Land Breakers
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1964
  • Total pages :407
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : A motley band of characters makes its way into a high mountain valley in northwestern North Carolina to tame the land or to be consumed by it. Five years of struggle to create a community ensue, in which part of the struggle is just to survive. This is the story of late 18th century life in an untamed country.

Last One Home

Last One Home
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09
  • Total pages :356
  • ISBN : 0982441681
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Summary : Last One Home, the final book in John Ehle's masterful Appalachian series that traces the King family from The Land Breakers in 1779, as the first white settlers in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, through the Great Depression in Last One Home. Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), says John Ehle "is our foremost writer of historical fiction." John Ehle's sense of place, his ear for language, and his ability to shape characters with love and a gentle sense of humor make Last One Home one of the great novels of all time.

The MotoLady's Book of Women Who Ride

The MotoLady's Book of Women Who Ride
  • Author : Alicia Mariah Elfving
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-04
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780760367506
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Summary : Alicia Mariah Elfving, founder of TheMotoLady.com and the Women’s Motorcycle Show, dishes profiles of more than 70 women past and present who ride and wrench as well as anyone, and in the process have proven every bit as indispensable to maintaining and growing a positive motorcycling culture.

Lion on the Hearth

Lion on the Hearth
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-01
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 1941209300
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Summary : Lion on the Hearth is the story of the King family, successful merchants in Great Depression-era Asheville, North Carolina, where trading, competing, and risk taking are necessary for survival, and where greed and lust for love and power tests the limits of a strong, ambitious family. First published by Harper & Row in 1961, Lion on the Hearth is chronologically the sixth book in John Ehle's seven-book Appalachian series that includes The Land Breakers, The Journey of August King, Time of Drums, The Road, The Winter People, and Last One Home.

The Winter People

The Winter People
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-15
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1941209696
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Summary : Reissue of the classic novel The Winter People, scanned from the original 1981 First Edition.

To the End of the Land

To the End of the Land
  • Author : David Grossman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-21
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780307594341
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Summary : In this stunning, bestselling novel—and an NBCC Award finalist—David Grossman tells the powerful story of a mother’s love for her son. Just before his release from service in the Israeli army, Ora’s son Ofer is sent back to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, so that no bad news can reach her, Ora sets out on an epic hike in the Galilee. She is joined by an unlikely companion—Avram, a former friend and lover with a troubled past—and as they sleep out in the hills, Ora begins to conjure her son. Ofer’s story, as told by Ora, becomes a surprising balm both for her and for Avram—and a mother’s haunting meditation on war and family. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Hollow in the Land

Hollow in the Land
  • Author : James Clarke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-02
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781782836131
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Summary : 'A magic portrayal of modern life in the peripheries' Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun Out walking Ada Robinson's dog while his wife drinks herself into a forgetful fug, Harry Maiden discovers an intricate system of caves beneath the wind turbines. Over at the Woolpack one night, Rosco re-encounters friendships he thought he'd left behind at the Stubbins paper mill. Mad old Gos leads a mysterious treasure hunt to the Bronze Age burial site at Whitelow Cairn. This is the Hollow in the Land: a corner of England teeming with mystery and intrigue and filled with real, flesh-and-blood characters, each of them at a different point along life's journey through childhood hopefulness, faded first love and middle-aged disillusionment. Hollow in the Land uncovers the small everyday mysteries of their lives - and ours. 'A beautifully melancholy and worldly book. Clarke's characters may lead quiet, thwarted lives but his prose is generous and electrifying, unjudgmental and assured. A brilliant new talent' Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins

Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-01
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 031608168X
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Summary : This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.... In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

The Free Men

The Free Men
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-02-01
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 0979304911
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Summary : This moving narrative by Ehle describes the experiences of a handful of dedicated young students, both black and white, during the 1963-64 civil rights protests in Chapel Hill, N.C. First published in 1965 by Harper & Row, the work was controversial but won the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction.

Last One Home

Last One Home
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1984
  • Total pages :345
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4439338
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Summary : Amanda and Pinckney Wright move from their small North Carolina mountain settlement to Asheville, where--years later--their three children battle to control Pinckney's life-insurance business

In the Land of the Cyclops

In the Land of the Cyclops
  • Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-12
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780345810595
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Summary : From this New York Times bestselling author comes a collection of ambitious, remarkably erudite essays on art, literature, culture, and philosophy. In the Land of the Cyclops is a collection of thirty-seven essays by Karl Ove Knausgaard. In these pieces, he discusses Swedish politics, brain surgery, Laurie Anderson, Edvard Munch, the northern lights, and the work of an array of writers and visual artists (paired with full colour images of their art). These essays beautifully capture Knausgaard's ability to mediate between the deeply personal and the universal, demonstrating his trademark self-scrutiny and his deep longing to authentically see, understand, and experience the world.

TIME OF DRUMS

TIME OF DRUMS
  • Author : JOHN EHLE
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Sarum

Sarum
  • Author : Edward Rutherfurd
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-14
  • Total pages :912
  • ISBN : 9780307806048
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Summary : A masterpiece of breathtaking scope—a brilliantly conceived epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history This ebook edition features a new introduction by the author in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Sarum. This rich tapestry weaves a compelling saga of five families—the Wilsons, the Masons, the family of Porteus, the Shockleys, and the Godfreys—who reflect the changing character of Britain. As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. An absorbing historical chronicle, Sarum is a keen tale of struggle and adventure, a profound human drama, and a magnificent work of sheer storytelling. Praise for Sarum “Bursts with action, encyclopedic in historic detail . . . supremely well crafted and a delight to read.”—Chicago Tribune “A fascinating journey . . . a clear yet sparkling window upon history with a superb narrative, so perfectly balanced between history and fiction that it clears away the mists of time from antiquity, giving the reader the impression that events over a span of ten centuries occurred only yesterday.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Strong . . . appealing . . . I haven’t read so satisfactory a saga in years . . . in fact, perhaps not ever before. . . . It gives you not only history but comfort.”—Chicago Sun-Times “[Edward] Rutherfurd holds us all consistently intrigued. In Sarum he has created a splendid novel that will bring many hours of diversified reading pleasure.”—The Plain Dealer “A richly imagined vision of history, written with genuine delight.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Rutherfurd is at his best. . . . His storytelling skills are substantial. . . . One of the best books of the season.”—Kansas City Star “Absorbing . . . a superior historical novel . . . This blockbuster saga should appeal to discriminating readers, since Rutherfurd has an excellent grasp of his subject and a compelling story to tell.”—Publishers Weekly

Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-08
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780307793836
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Summary : A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. The U.S. government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the “trail where they cried.” The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed. B & W photographs

Time of Drums

Time of Drums
  • Author : John Ehle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :338
  • ISBN : 1941209068
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Summary : John Ehle's classic civil war novel, Tome of Drums, returns to print as a Press 53 Classic. Book three in his seven-book Appalachian series. Borden Deal said: "There have been many books about the Civil War; none of them, with the exception of The Red Badge of Courage, have comes close to the dusty, bloody, grinding truth that John Ehle writes about. Time of Drums is not only the story of men launched into a war with uncertain loyalties, but more important, it continues the Wright saga that John Ehle began with The Land Breakers and promises to expand into one of the great fictional sagas of American history."

The Glory of the Empire

The Glory of the Empire
  • Author : Jean D'Ormesson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781590179666
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Summary : The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired “to learn to die,” come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and others. Jean d’Ormesson also goes into the daily life of the Empire, its popular customs, and its contribution to the arts and the sciences, which, as he demonstrates, exercised an influence on the world as a whole, from the East to the West, and whose repercussions are still felt today. But it is all fiction, a thought experiment worthy of Jorge Luis Borges, and in the end The Glory of the Empire emerges as a great shimmering mirage, filling us with wonder even as it makes us wonder at the fugitive nature of power and the meaning of history itself.

Hex Breaker

Hex Breaker
  • Author : Taryn Noelle Kloeden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-11
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1544144806
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Summary : Forced to decide between her happiness and her pack's safety, Rayna Myana chooses to protect those she loves. But when shattered promises and dark magic collide, no one is safe...For six hundred years, Fenear, a land where humans can take wolf form, has warred with Maenor, its neighboring kingdom ruled by a ruthless dynasty. The possibility of peace emerges when the Maenoren Overlord, Rhael, enters negotiations with Fenearen leaders Bayne and Silver, but their niece, Rayna, is skeptical. Yet, when Rhael proposes to her to strengthen the alliance, she agrees for the sake of her country, despite her family's objections and a blossoming romance with her best friend. Suspicion of treachery changes Rayna's decision, but before she can annul the agreement, powerful forces subdue her with a sinister hex. Separated from her pack with Fenear and everyone she loves in danger,Rayna must escape and travel to a distant realm to break the hex. Only then can she save her best friend and her homeland.Lines blur between heroism and recklessness, dreams and reality, even life and death, and Rayna risks losing herself along the way.

Chainbreaker

Chainbreaker
  • Author : Tara Sim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-02
  • Total pages :488
  • ISBN : 9781510706231
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Summary : Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He'd hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he'd have some time to settle into his new life. Instead, he’s asked to investigate the attacks. After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. And as Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dark and dangerous path—one from which they may never return.