This true story begins as Grover and her partner flee both the real violence of the LA riots and the fictional tv violence she's been obliged to write. While in search of a new home and new way of life, they encounter only more evidence of a failed system. By chance, Grover and her partner happen in on the annual lakeside "August Celebration" of an unusual new micro-culture led by a man and woman who are cheerfully determined to save the world their own way. From initial skepticism and doubt to eventually sharing the passion and vision of the people she encounters, Grover takes us on a journey of hope. Her story also reveals practical, close-to-earth ways to help us revitalize ourselves, our society and our planet.
Stephanie Pierson wrestles, in a deeply superficial way, with major issues that face mothers today. You'll be captivated by the remarkable story of how one brave woman struggles with success, triumphs over prosperity, and faces the happiness of everyday family life with remarkable courage, grit, and humor.
A charming novel of two young people whose love for each other takes a surprising turn. Wheaton continues the story of Penny Winston, begun in Razzmatazz, and her brother Willie as they come to adulthood in the small New England town of Eastfield during the Depression. This is an unusual love story, one rich with the joy of life.
Beth tells the story of an exceptionally resolute, shy, loyal collie in Cumbria. Her master is Todhunter, a farmer who is something of a loner, but whose understanding of animals is absolute, and together with Beth he forms a remarkable partnership. In a gesture of revenge against a neighbor, Todhunter uses Beth to steal some of his sheep; soon the two of them are launched on a trail of sheep-rustling in which Beth's ability to anticipate her master's intentions overcomes all practical barriers. Once these activities come to light, Todhunter and Beth flea North and disaster strikes, leaving Beth to undertake her last heroic journey.
This is the story of a black firefighter and workingman trying to work the toughest turf of all: the straight and narrow. As his friends disappear around him - victims of the streets, of police dogs, of drugs, of an addiction to cheap thrills and guns - he struggles to establish his own business, facing a thousand midnights before he's home free, with a job that supports his young family. This search for balance in a dangerous world propels the quiet heroism of a beautifully evoked and very moving story.
The Bonsai Tree reveals a side of Japan that is virtually unknown to Americans-from the inner workings of a Japanese business empire to the secret place called Kamagasaki, a human wasteland existing in the midst of a society that accepts no failure.
A Scholastic book. Teeth like dogs and claws like cats. Cat-dogs love to hunt - Humans. There are six stories in this collection. On back cover - "Each story contains six unforgettable terrors guaranteed to scare you to death."
Celia's House is the story of Dunnian-a spellbindinghy lovely family estate in Scottish Border country-and of the generations of Dunne family that live in it and love it dearly. It follows the family over forty years.