Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0307805263
ISBN 13: 9780307805263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock Book Review:

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock Book Review:

Shadows on the Rock' is a novel by the American writer Willa Cather. It was first published in 1931. The novel covers one year of the lives of two French colonists in Quebec - Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide. Like many of Cather's books, the story is driven by detailed portraits of the characters, rather than a narrative plot.

Shadows on the Rock (Annotated)

Shadows on the Rock (Annotated)
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798655153929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock (Annotated) Book Review:

The Extra Things added to the Book-Added details the biography of the author-Added the summary to each section-Added details of character-Added about book-Quotes are added to each chapter-Added index to get quick view and interface-Grammar correction is doneSet in seventeenth-century Canada, an evocation of North American origins highlights the men and women who struggled to adapt to the new world even as they clung to the one they left behind.

Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0307805263
ISBN 13: 9780307805263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock Book Review:

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: Alfred A. Knopf
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1959
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106002095583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock Book Review:

Shadows on the Rock (Annotated)

Shadows on the Rock (Annotated)
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798620920471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock (Annotated) Book Review:

Shadows on the Rock is a novel the American writer Willa Cather, published in 1931. The novel covers one year of the lives of Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide, French colonists in Quebec. Wikipedia

Shadows on the Rock: Large Print

Shadows on the Rock: Large Print
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 9781797425870
ISBN 13: 1797425870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock: Large Print Book Review:

At the end of the seventeenth century, on that 'grey rock in the Canadian wilderness' known as Quebec, a French family, the Auclairs, begin a life very different from the one they knew in Paris. On her mother's death ten-year-old Cecile is entrusted with the care of the household and of her father, Euclid, the town's apothecary. Two years later, in 1697, as the red-gold autumn sunlight pours over the rock "like a heavy southern wine," Cecile and her father prepare for the long, difficult winter ahead with no word from home - news of the world they have left behind must wait until spring, when the annual boats from France are able to make their way up the St Lawrence. For her father, it will be a painful exile, but for the young Cecile life holds innumerable joys as old ties are relinquished and new ones are formed...

Shadows on the Rock Illustrated

Shadows on the Rock Illustrated
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-08-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798671581751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows on the Rock Illustrated Book Review:

Shadows on the Rock is a novel by the American writer Willa Cather, published in 1931 . The novel covers one year of the lives of Cecile Auclair and her father Euclide, French colonists in Quebec. Like many of Cather's books, the story is driven by detailed portraits of the characters, rather than a narrative plot.

The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Shadows on the rock

The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Shadows on the rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1938
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4099835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Shadows on the rock Book Review:

The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Shadows on the rock

The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Shadows on the rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1938
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4099835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather: Shadows on the rock Book Review:

Grave Shadows

Grave Shadows
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins,Chris Fabry
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 9781414375939
ISBN 13: 141437593X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Grave Shadows Book Review:

Bryce and Ashley Timberline’s friend Jeff is dying, and his collection of autographed sports memorabilia has disappeared. While Bryce and Jeff attempt a 200-mile bike hike for cancer research, Ashley does a little research of her own. Can they track down the missing memorabilia before it’s too late? Watch out! The Timberline twins are on the loose. Bryce and Ashley are ATV-riding tweens from Colorado who unearth action-packed mystery and adventure wherever they go. From clearing the name of a local miscreant to thwarting a gold-stealing heist, the twins’ growing faith and the strong example of their parents guide them through even the most life-threatening situations. With the trademark page-turner style used by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry in the Left Behind: The Kids series, these fast-paced books will keep even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. Readers will definitely be hooked! Perfect for ages 8-12.

Jack of Shadows

Jack of Shadows
Author: Roger Zelazny,Joe Haldeman
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 1613735278
ISBN 13: 9781613735275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Jack of Shadows Book Review:

In a world half of light, half of darkness, where science and magic strive for dominance, there dwells a magical being who is friendly with neither side. Jack, of the realm of shadows, is a thief who is unjustly punished. So he embarks on a vendetta. He wanders through strange realms, encountering witches, vampires, and, finally, his worst enemy: the Lord of Bats. He consults his friend Morningstar, a great dark angel. He is pursued by a monstrous creature called the Borshin. But to reveal any more would be to spoil some of the mindboggling surprises Jack of Shadows has in store. First published in 1971 and long out-of-print, Jack of Shadows is one of fantasy master Roger Zelazny's most profound and mysterious books.

The Shadow Prince

The Shadow Prince
Author: Bree Despain
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 1512401935
ISBN 13: 9781512401936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow Prince Book Review:

Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race. Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High's prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father's mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn't the only student in Olympus who doesn't quite belong. Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers' lives collide. But Daphne won't be wooed easily, and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he's fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds. A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain's The Shadow Prince will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.

In The Shadow Of The Sword

In The Shadow Of The Sword
Author: Tom Holland
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 0748119515
ISBN 13: 9780748119516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In The Shadow Of The Sword Book Review:

In this 'thrilling. . .profoundly important book' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times) and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, the acclaimed author of Rubicon gives a panoramic-and timely-account of the rise of Islam In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient world. But the changes that marked the period were more than merely political or even cultural: there was also a transformation of human society with incalculable consequences for the future. Today, over half the world's population subscribes to one of the various religions that took on something like their final form during the last centuries of antiquity. Wherever men or women are inspired by belief in a single god to think or behave in a certain way, they bear witness to the abiding impact of this extraordinary, convulsive age - though as Tom Holland demonstrates, much of what Jews, Christians and Muslims believe about the origins of their religion is open to debate. In the Shadow of the Sword explores how a succession of great empires came to identify themselves with a new and revolutionary understanding of the divine. It is a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement, and stars many of the most remarkable rulers ever seen. 'A compelling detective story of the highest order, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a dazzlingly colourful journey into the world of late antiquity. Every bit as thrilling a narrative history as Holland's previous works, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a profoundly important book. It makes public and popular what scholarship has been discovering for several decades now; and those discoveries suggest a wholesale revision of where Islam came from and what it is' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times)

Lifting Shadows

Lifting Shadows
Author: Rich Wilson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780954549398
ISBN 13: 0954549392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lifting Shadows Book Review:

A View from the Shadows

A View from the Shadows
Author: Paul Elliott Rock
Publsiher: Oxford : Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049015798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A View from the Shadows Book Review:

This is a detailed empirical study of the evolution of the Canadian Solicitor General's Justice for Victims of Crime initiative, an ethnographic study of policy-making in a justice ministry.

What Is Paleolithic Art?

What Is Paleolithic Art?
Author: Jean Clottes
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN 10: 022618806X
ISBN 13: 9780226188065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


What Is Paleolithic Art? Book Review:

The noted archaeologist explores the varieties of prehistoric cave art across the world and offers surprising insights into its purpose and meaning. What drew our Stone Age ancestors into caves to paint in charcoal and red hematite, to watch the likenesses of lions, bison, horses, and aurochs as they flickered by firelight? Was it a creative impulse, a spiritual dawn, a shamanistic conception of the world? In this book, Jean Clottes, one of the most renowned figures in the study of cave paintings, pursues an answer to the “why” of Paleolithic art. Discussing sites and surveys across the world, Clottes offers personal reflections on how we have viewed these paintings in the past, what we learn from looking at them across geographies, and what these paintings may have meant—and what function they may have served—for their artists. Steeped in Clottes’s shamanistic theories of cave painting, What Is Paleolithic Art? travels from well-known Ice Age sites like Chauvet, Altamira, and Lascaux to visits with contemporary aboriginal artists, evoking a continuum between the cave paintings of our prehistoric past and the living rock art of today. Clottes’s work lifts us from the darkness of our Paleolithic origins to reveal surprising insights into how we think, why we create, why we believe, and who we are

Shadows of Sherwood

Shadows of Sherwood
Author: Kekla Magoon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 1619636352
ISBN 13: 9781619636354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shadows of Sherwood Book Review:

"A compelling reboot of the Robin Hood myth." --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers--misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues from the night they disappeared, Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. Read all the books in the Robyn Hoodlum series: Shadows of Sherwood Rebellion of Thieves Reign of Outlaws

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

The Long Shadow of Little Rock
Author: Daisy Bates
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1610752473
ISBN 13: 9781610752473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Long Shadow of Little Rock Book Review:

At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990’s Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won an American Book Award. On September 3, 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to surround all-white Central High School and prevent the entry of nine black students, challenging the Supreme Court's 1954 order to integrate all public schools. On September 25, Daisy Bates, an official of the NAACP in Arkansas, led the nine children into the school with the help of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower–the first time in eighty-one years that a president had dispatched troops to the South to protect the constitutional rights of black Americans. This new edition of Bates's own story about these historic events is being issued to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Little Rock School crisis in 2007.

Thirty Rooms to Hide in

Thirty Rooms to Hide in
Author: Luke Sullivan
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 081667955X
ISBN 13: 9780816679553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thirty Rooms to Hide in Book Review:

Author Luke Longstreet Sullivan has a simple way of describing his new memoir: “It's like The Shining . . . only funnier.” And as this astonishing account reveals, the comment is accurate. Thirty Rooms to Hide In tells the story of Sullivan's father and his descent from being one of the world's top orthopedic surgeons at the Mayo Clinic to a man who is increasingly abusive, alcoholic, and insane, ultimately dying alone on the floor of a Georgia motel. For his wife and six sons, the years prior to his death were years of turmoil, anger, and family dysfunction; but somehow, they were also a time of real happiness for Sullivan and his five brothers, full of dark humor and much laughter. Through the 1950s and 1960s, the six brothers had a wildly fun and thoroughly dysfunctional childhood living in a forbidding thirty-room mansion, known as the Millstone, on the outskirts of Rochester, Minnesota. The many rooms of the immense home, as well as their mother's loving protection, allowed the Sullivan brothers to grow up as normal, mischievous boys. Against a backdrop of the times—the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, fallout shelters, JFK's assassination, and the Beatles—the cracks in their home life and their father's psyche continue to widen. When their mother decides to leave the Millstone and move the family across town, the Sullivan boys are able to find solace in each other and in rock 'n' roll. As Thirty Rooms to Hide In follows the story of the Sullivan family—at times grim, at others poignant—there is a wonderful, dark humor that lifts the narrative. Tragic, funny, and powerfully evocative of the 1950s and 1960s, Thirty Rooms to Hide In is a tale of public success and private dysfunction, personal and familial resilience, and the strange power of humor to give refuge when it is needed most, even if it can't always provide the answers.