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.

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.

The Rise of Light

The Rise of Light
Author: Olivia Hawker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN 10: 9781542022453
ISBN 13: 1542022452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Light Book Review:

A powerful novel about the expectations of family--and the risks and liberation of defying them--by the Washington Post bestselling author of One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow. 1975. In the town of Rexburg, Idaho, aspiring artist Aran Rigby, his younger sister, Tamsin, and their two brothers are locked in orbit around their emotionally abusive father. Gad is the kind of man who soothes the failures of his own life by controlling the lives of others. But Aran and Tamsin are united in rebellion against their father. They understand each other. They have dreams beyond their small town. Arriving in Rexburg is Linda Duff, an outsider from Seattle hoping to plant new roots far from the bitter ones of her childhood. She's quickly taken with Aran, in no small part because of his talent. But when they fall in love, Linda is drawn into a family more damaged than the one she left behind. She also becomes privy to a secret Aran and Tamsin share that could dismantle everything everyone holds dear. Upsetting the precarious balance in the Rigby home, Linda becomes an unwitting catalyst for the upheaval of Gad's oppression. Now it's time for them all to break free of the past, overcome the unforgivable, and find a new way forward--whatever the price.

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You
Author: Peter Troy
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 0307743578
ISBN 13: 9780307743572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You Book Review:

"An ... American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one ... novel rich in the history of nineteenth century America. This ... debut draws from the great themes of literature--famine, war, love, and family--as it introduces four ... characters: Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. All four lives unfold in two ... love stories, which eventually collide"--Provided by publisher.

The Ragged Edge of Night

The Ragged Edge of Night
Author: Olivia Hawker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9781503900905
ISBN 13: 1503900908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ragged Edge of Night Book Review:

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, beautifully written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man's search for light during the darkest times of World War II. Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage--in name only--to a man who can help raise her three children. Anton seeks something too--atonement for failing to protect his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. But neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once again by the inescapable rumble of war. As Anton struggles to adapt to the roles of husband and father, he learns of the Red Orchestra, an underground network of resisters plotting to assassinate Hitler. Despite Elisabeth's reservations, Anton joins this army of shadows. But when the SS discovers his schemes, Anton will embark on a final act of defiance that may cost him his life--even if it means saying goodbye to the family he has come to love more than he ever believed possible.

The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves
Author: Stef Penney
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN 10: 1416571302
ISBN 13: 9781416571308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tenderness of Wolves Book Review:

When her teenage son disappears in the aftermath of a brutal murder, a determined mother sets out from her snow-covered nineteenth-century settlement to find him, an effort that is hampered by vigilante groups and the harrowing forces of nature. A first novel. Winner of the 2006 Costa Book of the Year. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

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.

Blackbird House

Blackbird House
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Alice Hoffman
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2005-03-29
ISBN 10: 0345455932
ISBN 13: 9780345455932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackbird House Book Review:

Presents a series of interlinking stories that capture the lives and fortunes of the occupants of an old Massachusetts house over the course of two centuries.

Travelling in a Strange Land

Travelling in a Strange Land
Author: David Park
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 1408892766
ISBN 13: 9781408892763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travelling in a Strange Land Book Review:

'One of Ireland's great novelists' Roddy Doyle 'Wrings the heart' Bernard MacLaverty 'A mighty book' Frank McGuinness 'Extraordinary, raw and moving a chronicle of pain and powerlessness as could be written' Lisa McInerney AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR The world is shrouded in snow. With transport ground to a halt, Tom must venture out into a transformed and treacherous landscape to collect his son, sick and stranded in student lodgings. But on this solitary drive from Belfast to Sunderland, Tom will be drawn into another journey, one without map or guide, and is forced to chart pathways of family history haunted by memory and clouded in regret. Travelling in a Strange Land is a work of exquisite loss and transformative grace. It is a novel about fathers and sons, grief, memory, family and love; about the gulfs that lie between us and those we love, and the wrong turns that we take on our way to find them.

Women of the Dunes

Women of the Dunes
Author: Sarah Maine
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN 10: 1501189603
ISBN 13: 9781501189609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women of the Dunes Book Review:

A beautifully told and intriguing mystery about two generations of Scottish women united by blood, an obsession with the past, and a long-hidden body, from the author of The House Between Tides. Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a headland on Scotland’s sea-lashed western coast where a legend has taken root. At its center is Ulla, an eighth-century Norsewoman whose uncertain fate was entangled with two warring brothers and a man who sought to save her. Libby first heard the stories from her grandmother, who had learned it from her own forebear, Ellen, a maid at Sturrock House. The Sturrocks have owned the land where Ulla dwelled for generations, and now Libby, an archaeologist, has their permission to excavate a mysterious mound, which she hopes will cast light on the legend’s truth. But before she can begin, storms reveal the unexpected: the century-old bones of an unidentified man. The discovery triggers Libby’s memories of family stories about Ellen, of her strange obsession with Ulla, and of her violent past at Sturrock House. As Libby digs deeper, she unravels a recurring story of love, tragedy, and threads that bind the past to the present. And as she learns more of Rodri Sturrock, the landowner’s brother, she realizes these forces are still at work, and that she has her own role to play in Ulla’s dark legend.

The Letter

The Letter
Author: Kathryn Hughes
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN 10: 1783069171
ISBN 13: 9781783069170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Letter Book Review:

** PRE-ORDER THE MEMORY BOX, THE NEW NOVEL FROM KATHRYN HUGHES ** Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes, the Number One bestseller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide. Perfect for fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. 'A wonderful, uplifting story' Lesley Pearse Join the hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide who have fallen in love with THE LETTER: 'An amazing, heartwrenching, unforgettable story' 'This beautiful story will bring tears and joy' 'Loved this story !! It kept me totally gripped although I was sobbing in places as well' 'A tale of love and hope with lots of twists and turns. A great story!' Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever... Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool, but hopes he can put things right. On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future. It does - in more ways than he can ever imagine... THE LETTER tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman's devastation leads to the other's salvation. *** Kathryn's beautiful new novel HER LAST PROMISE is available now ***

Those Who Are Loved

Those Who Are Loved
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 147222325X
ISBN 13: 9781472223258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Who Are Loved Book Review:

'She brings Greek history to compelling life' The Sunday Times 'Hislop has done her research and handles the great sweep of complex Greek history with skill and confidence' Daily Mail Athens, 1941. Nazi forces occupy Greece ... and a nation falls apart. Victoria Hislop's NEW Sunday Times Number One bestseller takes you into the darker days of Greek history and, through the eyes of its extraordinary heroine, illuminates the courage it takes to live in peace. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance. In the civil war that follows the end of the occupation, Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which Greek fights Greek. Eventually imprisoned on the infamous islands of exile, Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will entwine with her own in ways neither can foresee. And finds she must weigh her principles against her desire to escape and live. As she looks back on her life, Themis realises how tightly the personal and political can become entangled. While some wounds heal, others deepen. This gripping new novel from bestselling author Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece's past and weaves it into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life. Victoria Hislop. Discover for yourself why 10 million readers worldwide love her books... Here's what the critics said about Those Who Are Loved: 'A searing and powerful story full of passion, showing how one woman's ideals and beliefs shape everything that she becomes. It's both a beautifully woven love story and a spellbinding, heart-breaking depiction of a country torn apart by hatred' Daily Express 'A glorious Greek setting and rich historical detail form the backdrop of this captivating and poignant story' Woman & Home 'An eye-opening and moving read' Mirror 'Anyone who reads Victoria Hislop's novels falls in love with Greece ... A moving read that sweeps you through time' S Magazine 'A wonderfully researched and beautifully written piece of historical fiction' CultureFly

Follow the Crow Vanished 1

Follow the Crow  Vanished   1
Author: B. B. Griffith
Publsiher: Griffith Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 0989940055
ISBN 13: 9780989940054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Follow the Crow Vanished 1 Book Review:

Ben Dejooli is a Navajo cop who can't escape his past. Six years ago his little sister Ana vanished without a trace. His best friend saw what happened, but he refuses to speak of what he knows, and so was banished from the Navajo tribe. That was the day the crows started following Ben. Caroline Adams is a nurse with a special talent: she sees things others can't see. She knows that Ben is more than he seems, and that the crows are trying to tell him something. What the crows could shed new light on the mystery of Ana's disappearance, or it could place Ben and Caroline at risk of vanishing just like she did.

Ryder Stephens

Ryder Stephens
Author: Veronica L Ventura
Publsiher: SBC Publishing House
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1734700521
ISBN 13: 9781734700527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ryder Stephens Book Review:

For her entire life, things were easy: school, the violin, making friends, keeping the peace. Ryder Stephens is a popular and accomplished girl who tumbled through her thirteen years with effortless ease. That is, until her center fell. After witnessing her mother's death, Ryder takes to the streets to right the wrongs thrust upon her by an unjust world. Hardships lead to foolish decisions, which snowball fast. Starving and failing, pieces of Ryder's shattered ego spill onto the NYC streets. All is lost until that one freezing morning, peeking from behind the stone lions at the central library, she spots Jack. Inviting her into his home, Ryder makes a decision: no more flashbacks, no more grief. With one click, she deletes her past. As different and complicated as Jack’s family is, a fake family is a good deal better than no family at all. Then, the unthinkable happens. Ryder Stephens is far more than a story of a young girl lost; it is about family and resilience; it's about how society steps in to take care of its own. Ryder Stephens is a must-read book for those who enjoy novels with heart.

Unexpected Lessons in Love

Unexpected Lessons in Love
Author: Lucy Dillon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1473541794
ISBN 13: 9781473541795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unexpected Lessons in Love Book Review:

'Real, heart-breaking - I loved it.' Katie Fforde 'My heart is smashed and repaired for reading this wonderfully romantic and strong piece of fiction.' Milly Johnson ___ What happens when 'I do' turns into 'I don't know'? Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she's finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan's gorgeous, he's a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is. But now she's on her way to the wedding she can't shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast? Jeannie has one last chance to shout, 'Stop!' But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever . . . ___ Readers adore Unexpected Lessons in Love ***** 'An absolute delight . . . I enjoyed every moment.' ***** 'I couldn't put it down. Lovely story about finding love and being honest with a little twist.' ***** 'A story of family, friendship, loyalty, relationships and new beginnings. This book made me smile but also broke my heart.'

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author: John Simpson,Jennifer Speake
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780192800022
ISBN 13: 0192800027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Review:

Lists recorded usages and meaning for hundreds of proverbs arranged by key word, from "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "Youth must be served."

The Axeman s Jazz

The Axeman s Jazz
Author: Ray Celestin
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN 10: 1447258878
ISBN 13: 9781447258872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Axeman s Jazz Book Review:

Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award. As recommended on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. Inspired by a true story, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin is a gripping thriller announcing a major talent in historical crime fiction. New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer – the Axeman – stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him: Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot – heading up the official investigation, but struggling to find leads, and harbouring a grave secret of his own. Former detective Luca d'Andrea – now working for the mafia; his need to solve the mystery of the Axeman is every bit as urgent as that of the authorities. And Ida – a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, she stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case – and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.

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.

Song of the Crow

Song of the Crow
Author: Layne Maheu
Publsiher: Unbridled Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10: 1932961372
ISBN 13: 9781932961379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Song of the Crow Book Review:

From the moment he first looks down upon the ancient gray head of Noah, who is swinging his stone ax, cursing the trees around him, and speaking loudly to the heavens, the narrating crow in this unique and remarkable epic knows that these creatures called Man are trouble.