To Survive on this Shore

To Survive on this Shore
Author: Jess T. Dugan,Vanessa Fabbre
Publsiher: Kehrer Verlag
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9783868288544
ISBN 13: 3868288546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Survive on this Shore Book Review:

Nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2005-01-18
ISBN 10: 1400044812
ISBN 13: 9781400044818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kafka on the Shore Book Review:

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

Far from Shore

Far from Shore
Author: Sophie Webb
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0618597298
ISBN 13: 9780618597291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far from Shore Book Review:

A young field biologist on a scientific sea voyage over deep water documents the variety of sea life she encounters, observing and counting such creatures as dolphins, sea birds, whales, squid, and flying fish.

A Gift Upon the Shore

A Gift Upon the Shore
Author: M.K. Wren
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1626811008
ISBN 13: 9781626811003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gift Upon the Shore Book Review:

“A poignant expression of the durability, grace, and potential of the human spirit” set in a post-nuclear dystopia where words are worth killing for (Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth’s Children series). By the late twenty-first century, civilization has nearly been destroyed by overpopulation, economic chaos, horrific disease, and a global war that brought a devastating nuclear winter. On the Oregon coast, two women—writer Mary Hope and painter Rachel Morrow—embark on an audacious project to help save future generations: the preservation of books, both their own and any they can find at nearby abandoned houses. For years, they labor in solitude. Then they encounter a young man who comes from a group of survivors in the South. They call their community the Ark. Rachel and Mary see the possibility of civilization rising again. But they realize with trepidation that the Arkites believe in only one book—the Judeo-Christian bible—and regard all other books as blasphemous. And those who go against the word of God must be cleansed from the Earth . . . In this “thought-provoking” novel of humanity, hope, and horror, M.K. Wren displays “her passionate concern with what gives life meaning (Library Journal).

Close to Shore

Close to Shore
Author: Michael Capuzzo
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002-06-25
ISBN 10: 9780767912549
ISBN 13: 0767912543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Close to Shore Book Review:

Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. In July 1916 a lone Great White left its usual deep-ocean habitat and headed in the direction of the New Jersey shoreline. There, near the towns of Beach Haven and Spring Lake--and, incredibly, a farming community eleven miles inland--the most ferocious and unpredictable of predators began a deadly rampage: the first shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history. For Americans celebrating an astoundingly prosperous epoch, fueled by the wizardry of revolutionary inventions, the arrival of this violent predator symbolized the limits of mankind's power against nature. Interweaving a vivid portrait of the era and meticulously drawn characters with chilling accounts of the shark's five attacks and the frenzied hunt that ensued, Michael Capuzzo has created a nonfiction historical thriller with the texture of Ragtime and the tension of Jaws. From the unnerving inevitability of the first attack on the esteemed son of a prosperous Philadelphia physician to the spine-tingling moment when a farm boy swimming in Matawan Creek feels the sandpaper-like skin of the passing shark, Close to Shore is an undeniably gripping saga. Heightening the drama are stories of the resulting panic in the citizenry, press and politicians, and of colorful personalities such as Herman Oelrichs, a flamboyant millionaire who made a bet that a shark was no match for a man (and set out to prove it); Museum of Natural History ichthyologist John Treadwell Nichols, faced with the challenge of stopping a mythic sea creature about which little was known; and, most memorable, the rogue Great White itself moving through a world that couldn't conceive of either its destructive power or its moral right to destroy. Scrupulously researched and superbly written, Close to Shore brings to life a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history. Masterfully written and suffused with fascinating period detail and insights into the science and behavior of sharks, Close to Shore recounts a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history with startling immediacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Something in the Water

Something in the Water
Author: Catherine Steadman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 1984820532
ISBN 13: 9781984820532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something in the Water Book Review:

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water.... Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events....

Hatchet

Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 1442403322
ISBN 13: 9781442403321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hatchet Book Review:

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

438 Days

438 Days
Author: Jonathan Franklin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1501116290
ISBN 13: 9781501116292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

438 Days Book Review:

The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history. For fourteen months, Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks. He learned to catch fish with his bare hands. He built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and interviews with his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to health, this is an epic tale of survival. Print run 75,000.

The Fatal Shore

The Fatal Shore
Author: Robert Hughes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 0394753666
ISBN 13: 9780394753669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fatal Shore Book Review:

Draws on diverse original materials to recount the European settlement of Australia, from the 1788 landing of the first prison fleet to 1868

The Burning Shore

The Burning Shore
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2007-02-06
ISBN 10: 9780312940805
ISBN 13: 0312940807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burning Shore Book Review:

Centaine de Thiry, a young Frenchwoman seeking a new life for herself and her unborn child, after her lover, a British flying ace, is killed during World War I, sets out for her lover's childhood home in South Africa. Reprint.

The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 144245993X
ISBN 13: 9781442459939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Farthest Shore Book Review:

When the prince of Enlad declares the wizards have forgotten their spells, Ged sets out to test the ancient prophecies of Earthsea.

Run Me to Earth

Run Me to Earth
Author: Paul Yoon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 1501154060
ISBN 13: 9781501154065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Run Me to Earth Book Review:

From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a “spellbinding” (The Washington Post) novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.” Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orphans united by devastating loss—must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, we follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences—and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world. Spanning decades, this “richly layered” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice) book weaves together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty. Paul Yoon’s “greatest skill lies in crafting subtle moments that underline the strange and specific sadness inherent to trauma” (Time) and this book is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace.

The Shore

The Shore
Author: Sara Taylor
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0385682522
ISBN 13: 9780385682527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shore Book Review:

Welcome to The Shore: a collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean. Where clumps of evergreens meet wild ponies, oyster-shell roads, tumble-down houses, unwanted pregnancies, murder, storm-making and dark magic in the marshes. . . Situated off the coast of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, the group of islands known as the Shore has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it's a place they've inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a half-Shawnee Indian's bold choice to flee an abusive home only to find herself with a man who will one day try to kill her to a brave young girl's determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought, these women struggle against domestic violence, savage wilderness, and the corrosive effects of poverty and addiction to secure a sense of well-being for themselves and for those they love. Together their stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two barrier island families, illuminating 150 years of their many freedoms and constraints, heartbreaks, and pleasures. Conjuring a wisdom and beauty all its own, The Shore is a richly unique, stunning novel that will resonate with readers long after turning its final pages, establishing Sara Taylor as a promising new voice in fiction.

Before the Fall FREE PREVIEW Prologue and Chapter 1

Before the Fall   FREE PREVIEW  Prologue and Chapter 1
Author: Noah Hawley
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1455596329
ISBN 13: 9781455596324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Fall FREE PREVIEW Prologue and Chapter 1 Book Review:

From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year. On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Earth Abides

Earth Abides
Author: George R. Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 0899683703
ISBN 13: 9780899683706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Along the Shore

Along the Shore
Author: Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044015479926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jess T Dugan Every Breath We Drew

Jess T  Dugan  Every Breath We Drew
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 9781942084044
ISBN 13: 1942084048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jess T Dugan Every Breath We Drew Book Review:

Over the past decade, Jess T. Dugan (born 1986) has created intimate portraits that engage with issues of identity, sexuality, gender and community. Her first book, "Every Breath We Drew," compiles color portraits of the artist and others. Working within the framework of queer experience and actively constructed masculinity, these portraits examine the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. The photographs are made in private spaces, often the subject's home or bedroom, using medium- and large-format cameras to create a sustained engagement that results in an intimate portrait. With text by curator Amy Galpin and an interview by acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey, this hardcover is an important addition to the canon of queer photography.

Shores Beyond Shores

Shores Beyond Shores
Author: Irene Hasenberg Butter,John D Bidwell,Kris Holloway
Publsiher: TSB
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 9781916190801
ISBN 13: 1916190804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shores Beyond Shores Book Review:

Irene's first person Holocaust memoir, Shores Beyond Shores, is an account of how the heart keeps its common humanity in the most inhumane and turbulent of times. Irene's childhood is cut short when she and her family are deported to Nazi-controlled prison camps and finally Bergen-Belsen, where she is a fellow prisoner with Anne Frank. Later forbidden from speaking about her experiences by the American relatives who cared for her, Irene is now making up for lost time. Irene has shared the stage with peacemakers such as the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel, and she considers it her duty to tell her story now and on behalf of the six million other Jews who have been permanently silenced. Book long description: Irene Butter's memoir of her experiences before, during and after the Holocaust is not a recounting of misery and tragedy; rather it is the genuine story of a girl coming to terms with a terrible event and choosing to view herself as a survivor instead of a victim. When the Dutch police knock on their door, Irene and her family are forced to leave their home and board trains meant for cattle. They are taken to Nazi-controlled prison camps and finally to Bergen-Belsen, where Irene is a fellow prisoner with Anne Frank. With limited access to food, shelter, and warm clothing, Irene's family needs nothing short of a miracle to survive. Irene's memoir tells the story of her experiences as a young girl before, during, and after the Holocaust, highlighting how her family came to terms with the catastrophe and how she, over time, came to view herself as a survivor rather than a victim. Throughout the book, her first-person account celebrates the love and empathy that can persist even in the most inhumane conditions. Irene's words send a poignant message against hate at a time when anti-Semitic, fascist and xenophobic movements around the globe are experiencing a resurgence. Irene, through her book, reminds us of the impact one person can have in choosing to follow the mantra, 'never a bystander' -- a phrase she adopted only 33 years ago, after her own voice was silenced by her cousins in the years after the Holocaust. Now, Irene Hasenberg Butter is a well-known inspirational speaker on her experiences during World War II.

The Burning Shore

The Burning Shore
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publsiher: MacMillan General Books
Total Pages: 632
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780333782064
ISBN 13: 0333782062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burning Shore Book Review:

'Centaine screamed and drove the point of her stave down into the jaws with all her strength. She felt the sharpened end bite into the soft pink mucous membrane in the back of its throat, saw the spurt of scarlet blood, and then the lion locked its jaws on the stave and with a toss of its flying mane ripped it out of her hands and sent it windmilling out and down to hit the earth below.' The passionate love of a beautiful French aristocrat for a courageous South African aviator is begun and extinguished in the blazing skies of war-torn France. But Centaine de Thiry is bent on realizing some of the dreams which she and Michael Courtney had shared - and sets out to seek a future for his unborn child in the country of Michael's birth. But in a monumental odyssey of disaster and adventure she must first brave all the combined terrors of war, shipwreck, thirst, fever and the burning vastnesses of Namibia's Skeleton Coast before she sees another living soul . . .