One for the Blackbird One for the Crow

One for the Blackbird  One for the Crow
Author: Olivia Hawker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781542006910
ISBN 13: 1542006910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One for the Blackbird One for the Crow Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier. Wyoming, 1876. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn't think of survival. In one impulsive moment, a man is dead, Ernest is off to prison, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse. Losing her husband to Cora's indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But as a brutal Wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family--to share the duties of working the land and raising their children. There's Nettie Mae's son, Clyde--no longer a boy, but not yet a man--who must navigate the road to adulthood without a father to guide him, and Cora's daughter, Beulah, who is as wild and untamable as her prairie home. Bound by the uncommon threads in their lives and the challenges that lie ahead, Cora and Nettie Mae begin to forge an unexpected sisterhood. But when a love blossoms between Clyde and Beulah, bonds are once again tested, and these two resilient women must finally decide whether they can learn to trust each other--or else risk losing everything they hold dear.

One for the Blackbird One for the Crow

One for the Blackbird  One for the Crow
Author: Olivia Hawker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781542091145
ISBN 13: 1542091144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One for the Blackbird One for the Crow Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier. Wyoming, 1876. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn't think of survival. In one impulsive moment, a man is dead, Ernest is off to prison, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse. Losing her husband to Cora's indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But as a brutal Wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family--to share the duties of working the land and raising their children. There's Nettie Mae's son, Clyde--no longer a boy, but not yet a man--who must navigate the road to adulthood without a father to guide him, and Cora's daughter, Beulah, who is as wild and untamable as her prairie home. Bound by the uncommon threads in their lives and the challenges that lie ahead, Cora and Nettie Mae begin to forge an unexpected sisterhood. But when a love blossoms between Clyde and Beulah, bonds are once again tested, and these two resilient women must finally decide whether they can learn to trust each other--or else risk losing everything they hold dear.

Crow

Crow
Author: Barbara Wright
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 037586928X
ISBN 13: 9780375869280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crow Book Review:

In 1898, Moses Thomas's summer vacation does not go exactly as planned as he contends with family problems and the ever-changing alliances among his friends at the same time as he is exposed to the escalating tension between the African-American and white communities of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Black Bird

Black Bird
Author: Michel Basilieres
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 0307368475
ISBN 13: 9780307368478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Bird Book Review:

With comic brilliance and a delight in the macabre, Michel Basilières holds a fun-house mirror up to a defining moment in Canadian history and reveals, among other things, a family having a very bad year. Holed up in a shambling house at the base of Mount Royal is the family Desouche: three generations of English- and French-Canadians caught in the gears of a national emergency. Their world is dark and hard, but alive with hope and expectation. When one of the eldest, an Anglo Montrealer, dies at the hand of one of the youngest, a militant separatist, so begins a year of turmoil and change that culminates in the October Crisis. Grave-robbing Grandfather consorts with prostitutes and mad scientists, loses an eye and gains a new vision. His disenchanted wife bonds with his canny pet crow. Mother sleeps her grief away through the seasons, while Father ineffectively schemes to get rich quick. Meanwhile, their twin children, Marie and Jean-Baptiste, find their personal ambitions clashing with their public actions as they derail each other at every turn. In this wholly original novel alive with misfortune and magic, Michel Basilières uncovers a Montreal not seen in any other English-Canadian novel: a forgotten blue-collar neighbourhood in between the two solitudes. Gothic, outrageous, yet tender and wise, Black Bird is as liberating as the dreams of its wayward characters, and as gripping as the insurgencies that split its heart.

Johnny Crow s Garden

Johnny Crow s Garden
Author: Leonard Leslie Brooke
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1962-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johnny Crow s Garden Book Review:

Johnny Crow invites all his animal friends to visit his new garden.

Crow Planet

Crow Planet
Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780316053396
ISBN 13: 0316053392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crow Planet Book Review:

Lyanda Lynn Haupt's sublime tribute to the crow and an invitation to engage with the wildlife in our midst. There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. Crow Planet reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter "nature." Rather, even in the suburbs and cities where we live we are surrounded by wild life such as crows, and through observing them we can enhance our appreciation of the world's natural order. Crow Planet richly weaves Haupt's own "crow stories" as well as scientific and scholarly research and the history and mythology of crows, culminating in a book that is sure to make readers see the world around them in a very different way.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Author: Wallace Stevens,Corinne Jones
Publsiher: Stephen F Austin University Press
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781936205820
ISBN 13: 1936205823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Book Review:

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird is a double accordian style book built into a clam shell box constructed with mahogany, black walnut, Japanese silk over boards with a bas relief copper sculpture forming the top cover of the box. The book unfolds from the center with six sheets moving to the left and seven sheets to the right and may be displayed closed, partially unfolded, or completely on a shelf or table. The images are printed from relief plates based on drawings by Corinne Jones made with black chalk over full color renderings in direct response to each of the poems. This book was printed on Rives BFK cover weight paper using 16 and 24 pt Lutetia types by hand on a Vandercook Universal III press and bound at the LaNana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Wolf Tree

Wolf Tree
Author: Alison Calder
Publsiher: Coteau Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1550504649
ISBN 13: 9781550504644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolf Tree Book Review:

A wolf tree is a tree in a bush or a thicket which is different in shape from those around it; a tree whose broader trunk and spreading branches indicate that it once grew alone but is now surrounded. Alison Calder’s poems shine the light of a poet’s curiosity on all manner of “natural occurrences,” which nevertheless stand out. The book opens with an examination of the extreme forms this nature may take – from the Dutch legend of the false child Sooterkin, to two-headed calves, Zip the Pinhead, and other medical curiosities, particularly those captured by 19th century photographic techniques. The disquieting feelings created by these subjects persist, causing the reader to proceed watchfully, even when the poet’s attention switches to more common themes and images - plastic clotheslines,wildflowers of western Canada, snow geese, the Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany. A selection of poems from this manuscript received the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for writing excellence by a writer under the age of 35. A section of this manuscript, Sexing the Prairie, was published in the journal Open Letter in Fall 2006.

The Outside Boy

The Outside Boy
Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 1101429674
ISBN 13: 9781101429679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outside Boy Book Review:

A poignant, coming of age novel about an Irish gypsy boy’s childhood in the 1950’s from the national bestselling author of A Rip in Heaven and American Dirt. Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother’s death in childbirth. The wandering life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle briefly, in a town, where Christy and his cousin can receive proper schooling and prepare for their first communions. But still, always, they are treated as outsiders. As Christy struggles to find his way amid the more conventional lives of his new classmates, he starts to question who he is and where he belongs. But then the discovery of an old newspaper photograph, and a long-buried secret from his mother’s mysterious past, changes his life forever....

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
Author: Heather Webber
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1250198607
ISBN 13: 9781250198600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe Book Review:

THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can’t stop talking about. As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Author: Max Porter
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1555979378
ISBN 13: 9781555979379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers Book Review:

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised. In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described "sentimental bird," at once wild and tender, who "finds humans dull except in grief," threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow's efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up. Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent.

Skellig

Skellig
Author: David Almond
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN 10: 1444920952
ISBN 13: 9781444920956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skellig Book Review:

The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . . Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird
Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Publsiher: Bantam Books
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9780553236316
ISBN 13: 0553236318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Painted Bird Book Review:

A young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, wanders alone from one village to another in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe.

The Wiregrass

The Wiregrass
Author: Pam Webber
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 1631529447
ISBN 13: 9781631529443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiregrass Book Review:

Reminiscent of the stories and styles of Harper Lee, Sue Monk Kidd, and Jan Karon, Pam Webber’s The Wiregrass ​is ​an extraordinary tale about a magical time in an ordinary place full of lovable and unlovable characters. Infused with laughter, tears, love, loss, and hope, the story follows fourteen-year-old cousins Nettie, J.D. Eric, and Sam as they navigate the summer of their discontent, struggle with the physical and emotional turbulence of puberty and disappearing childhood, feel the excitement of first love, and run for their lives ​after they uncover an evil secret hidden in the shadows of the small town they love. Their story promises to stay with you a lifetime.

Where the Lost Wander

Where the Lost Wander
Author: Amy Harmon
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781542017961
ISBN 13: 1542017963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Lost Wander Book Review:

In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss. The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both. But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. John's heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together. When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomi's family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can't turn back, they can't go on, and they can't let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually...make peace with who they are.

The Father

The Father
Author: Andrés Cruciani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1918-12-22
ISBN 10: 9780578429243
ISBN 13: 0578429241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Father Book Review:

"I have a story for you," says a man-head shaved, an arm tattooed black. He goes by the name of Savage. The story goes like this:One day, Savage comes home to find his girlfriend, Sarah, crying, holding their shrieking daughter over a bath of steaming water. That afternoon, Savage takes their money, their baby, and jumps on a bus. When he calls Sarah, she threatens to call the police."If you do, you will never see her again," he proclaims.He begins a life on the lam. But is a life of hiding really the greatness Savage had always dreamed of?THE FATHER is the story of a man kidnapping his own daughter to save her-but finding that he has lost himself.

Tidewater

Tidewater
Author: Libbie Hawker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 9781477829929
ISBN 13: 147782992X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tidewater Book Review:

Pinocchio the Tale of a Puppet

Pinocchio  the Tale of a Puppet
Author: Carlo Collodi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-02
ISBN 10: 9781603033930
ISBN 13: 1603033939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pinocchio the Tale of a Puppet Book Review:

Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.

Welcome to Subirdia

Welcome to Subirdia
Author: John M. Marzluff
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 0300210302
ISBN 13: 9780300210309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to Subirdia Book Review:

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors. Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and student assistants have closely followed the lives of thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter in cities and surrounding areas. From tiny Pacific wrens to grand pileated woodpeckers, diverse species now compatibly share human surroundings. By practicing careful stewardship with the biological riches in our cities and towns, Marzluff explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans and other living creatures—one that honors and enhances our mutual destiny.

Tapestry A Book Club Recommendation

Tapestry  A Book Club Recommendation
Author: Beth Duke
Publsiher: Art of Dixie
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN 10: 9780578644486
ISBN 13: 0578644487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tapestry A Book Club Recommendation Book Review:

Beth Duke, Author of #1 Best Seller It All Comes Back to You, delivers an emotional and inspiring novel about family, from the roots that ground us to the branches that allow us to take flight. "Beth Duke is a poet disguised as a Southern novelist. Tapestry made me laugh, made me think and in the end, made me cry. Tapestry delivers on ALL counts." -Dan Brown, Author of Reunion Twenty-two-year-old Skye Willis lives in Eufaula, Alabama, a tourist mecca of stately homes and world-class bass fishing. Her childhood friends are either stuck at dead ends or have moved on to accomplish Big Things. Skye's grandmother, Verna, insists on being called "Sparrow" because she suspects her ancestors were Muscogee Creek. She dresses in faux deerskin and experiments with ancient Native American recipes, offering a myth or legend to anyone who will listen. Skye has no idea what to do with her life. She's smart as hell, but she has no faith or knowledge there's something out there she was "born to do." Nor does she know much of anything about her father, who died in Afghanistan when she was a toddler. He and his family are a mystery her mother won't discuss. But when Sparrow is determined to confirm her Creek ancestry through genetic testing, Skye joins in. The results hit like a DNA bomb, launching them both on a path filled with surprises and life-changing events. Skye learns a harder truth than she ever expected. Alternating chapters between Skye's Alabama life and an intertwining tale of greed, deceit, and control in Texas, this story offers proof that all life is a woven tapestry of past, present, and future. In Beth Duke's uplifting and soul-singing voice, TAPESTRY is Southern Fiction at its best; you will cry, you will laugh out loud, and you will wish you were a member of the beautiful, matriarchal family Duke has created for her readers. This book is a must-read for fans of Fannie Flagg, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Rebecca Wells.