Lina Mayfleet esperately wants to be a messenger. Instead she draws the dreaded job of pipeworks laborer, which means she'll be working in damp tunnels deep underground. Doon Harrow draws the messenger-and asks Lina to trade! Doon wants to be underground. That's where the generator is, and Doon has ideas about how to fix it. For as long as anyone can remember, the grat lights of Ember have kept endless darkness at bay. But now thelights are beginning to flicker.....
Despite the enormous success-both critical and popular-of her novel "skip of fools", Katherine Anne Porter's reputation as one of America's mot distinguished writers rest chiefly on her superb short stories. This volume brings together the collections Flowering Judas, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available elswewhere in book form.
This was a great adventure book. The story of climbers whose bad judgement caused them their lives. When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty seven hours and was reeling from brain-altering affects of oxygen depeletion. As he turned to begin the perilous decent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds.
IN the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest, Jon Krakauer takes the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, unfolding breaktaking story.
This is another good book from Janette Oke's Women of the west series. I really enjoyed this story. It is about faith in God and relying on im to keep you safe and show you which direction you need to go in life.
In a city fueled by money, celebrity, and sensationalism, the murder of a bottom-feeding mouthpiece like Leny Lowsell won't make the headlines. So when detectives from the LAPD's elite robbery/homicide division show up, homicide detective Kev Parker wants to know why. Parker is on the downhill side of a once promising career, and he doesn't want to be reminded that he used to be one of the hotshots.
If you're looking for something really unusual, have you ever considered a Whangdoodle? Ben, Tom and Lindy Potter have never even heard of a Whangdoodle--until they m3eet the brillant Professor Savant at the Zoo. He tells them all about the wise and magical creatures who disappearded to another land because people stopped believing in them. and the professor invites them on a quest to ind the latest Whangdoodle.....
If you like the Love comes softly serious by Janette Oke then you will like this story. I love period stories. About two young women their lives shadowed by nations that are in conflict, but they begin a friendship that will propel them on a journey from which they will never turn back.
A terrible accident has transformed Billie Jo's lifek, scarring her inside and out. Her mother is gone. Her father can't talk about it. and the one thing that might make her feel better-playing the piano-is impossible with her wounded hands. To make matters worse, dust storms are devasting the family farm and all the farms nearby. Billie jo is left to find peace int the bleak landscape of Oklahoma.
The road less traveled and beyond is the culmination of a lifetime of Dr. M. Scott Peck's counseling, lecturing and writing and the conclusion of the "Road" trilogy. In it, we are led to a deeper awareness of how to live rich in a world fraught with stress and anxiety.
Connor is sure his best friend, Branwell, couldn't have hurt Branwell's baby half sister, Nikki. But Nikki lies in a coma, and Branwell is in a juvenile behavior center, suspected of a horrible crime and unable to utter the words to tell what really happened. Connor is the ony one who might be able to break through Branwell's wall of silence. But how can he prove Branwell didn't commit teh unspeakable crime which he was accussed?