The Name Of The Nearest River
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Short stories set in Kentucky from a prize-winning author who “writes with generosity and understanding of rural and small town life” (Chris Offutt, author of Country Dark). Like a room soaked in the scent of whiskey, perfume, and sweat, the atmosphere of these stories is at once intoxicating, vulnerable, and full of brawn, revealing the hidden dangers in the coyote-infested fields, rusty riverbeds, and abandoned logging trails of Kentucky. In one story, a man spends seven days in a jon boat with his fiddle and a Polaroid camera, determined to enact vengeance on the water-logged body of a used car salesman; in another, a demolition derby enthusiast watches his two wild, burning love interests duke it out, only to determine he would rather be left alone entirely. Together, these stories present a resonant debut collection from an unexpected new voice in Southern fiction, a recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, the Barry Hannah Prize for Fiction, and the Eric Hoffer Award in General Fiction. “This debut collection pulls readers into rural Kentucky and hammers them with the despair and frustration that drive his fierce, battered denizens of the Bluegrass State.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Taylor] writes with wit, zest and skill . . . In the long queue of very good contemporary Southern writers, here’s a guy who can cut to the front.” —The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
While Hudson was first settled around 1872, the community's namesake Isaac Washington Hudson Sr.'s family did not permanently move here until 1878. By 1884, the new town of Hudson had been platted, and the community's first post office and school were built. In its infancy, the community grew fast and residents relied upon the lands and Gulf waters for their livelihood. With the fast-growing community came the establishment of numerous sponging and fishing businesses in addition to farms. The banks of the big Hudson Spring were becoming the center of commerce, and there the resident businessmen constructed their docks, fish houses, mercantile stores, hotels, and more. Today, with a development on every corner and vacant lands becoming extinct, it is extremely hard to imagine those times. Little of this past remains, and in its place the bulldozers are paving Hudson with progress.
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Eastern Oregon is less well known than the West of that state. The two "sides" of Oregon differ dramatically in climate and geography. But it is the people and their stories that set the east apart and which take center stage in this, another of veteran author Ralph Friedman's odes to Oregon.
Michael is inexplicably drawn to Annie, but a deep and mysterious river divides them Michael Duggan feels lost. After the death of his younger sister in a riding accident, his parents have relocated their family and their horse-dealing business to Scotland. Days and nights are taken up with caring for the horses and ponies, showing them to buyers, and competing in shows. School is a blur—Michael has no friends and no clear sense of who he is. He feels completely alone in the world, until he meets Annie, a girl who, like him, seems to want to flee from something; a girl who has dark secrets of her own. Michael desperately wants to be with Annie. But she lives on the opposite side of the treacherous Annan Water . . .
In this 1821 work, Buckingham describes visits to cities including Jerusalem, and to the less-known region east of the Jordan.
The inspiration of this book comes through the realization of lives circumstances. It speaks of real life situation that faces us no matter where we exist in the world. Step by step the early chapters take us through school and share the experience of the child I once was. As we grow to achieve life take us into many different directions with tough struggles. This book shares every step the author took and every decision made to cross my rivers. The purpose of this book is to motivate those who fight for success, its core values will teach that there is no mountain too high to climb, no journey too long to walk and no river too deep to cross and that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It talks about the temptations of life and proves that they can all be overcome by that light of courage that shines so bright to guide us through dark times and how to inherit all that life has to offer us. Readers will be captivated and motivated by goals set at an early age and how they were achieved, to the fulfillment.
Freshwater macroinvertebrates provide a useful and reliable indicator of the health of our rivers, streams, ponds and wetlands. As environmental awareness within the community increases, there is an increasing interest in the need to assess the health of our local waterways and school curriculums are changing to reflect this important ecological trend. The Waterbug Book provides a comprehensive and accurate identification guide for both professionals and non-professionals. It contains an easy-to-use key to all the macroinvertebrate groups and, for the first time, high quality colour photographs of live specimens. It provides a wealth of basic information on the biology of macroinvertebrates, and describes the SIGNAL method for assessing river health. The Waterbug Book is full of practical tips about where to find various animals, and what their presence can tell about their environment. Winner of the 2003 Eureka Science Book Prize and the 2003 Whitley Medal.
Explorer's Guide North Florida & the Florida Panhandle: Includes St. Augustine, Panama City, Pensacola, and Jacksonville (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)
This guide covers all of North Florida and the Panhandle south through Gainesville, including Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine. Whether you’re looking for a vacation spot on the Gulf Coast, a wild river to paddle, a dramatic waterfall, or a historic homestead to visit, seasoned travel writers Friend and Wolf show you the best of everything in the region. Coverage includes Gainesville, Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, with hundreds of authoritative and dependable lodging and dining recommendations for the entire area.
Sharpen geography students' critical-thinking skills with brain-teasing activities. Parents, students, and teachers will love these fun challenges, puzzles, and logical thinking pages. They're a great way to practice higher-order thinking skills.
Reports of Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean...1853-54