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A Year Without Autumn

By Liz Kessler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Isbn : 1444003224
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 395
  • File Pdf: a-year-without-autumn.pdf

Book Summary:

If you could see into the future - would you look? Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time. Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead? With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the EMILY WINDSNAP books plays a fascinating game with time, and explores the changes that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of a disaster.

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  • Pages : 272
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  • Isbn : 0763652423
  • Pages : 208
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
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  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • File Pdf: emily-windsnap-and-the-pirate-prince.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Isbn : 1780622112
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • File Pdf: read-me-like-a-book.pdf

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  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
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  • Pages : 3341
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By Daniel Young,Stuart Barnes
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
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  • Pages : 191
  • Category : Philosophy
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The Spring and Autumn Annals or Chunqiu is an ancient Chinese chronicle that has been one of the core Chinese classics since ancient times. The Annals is the official chronicle of the State of Lu, and covers a 241-year period from 722 to 481 BC. It is the earliest surviving Chinese historical text to be arranged in annals form.

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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 0440334586
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 425
  • File Pdf: autumn-bridge.pdf

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In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below and fires spread through the night. As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll the secret history of the Okumichi clan…of the gift of prophecy they share and the extraordinary destiny that awaits them. For six centuries, these remarkable writings lay hidden—until they are uncovered by an American woman, a missionary named Emily Gibson, who arrived in Edo harbor in 1861, in flight from a tragic past. Soon an extraordinary man would enter her life: Lord Genji of the Okumichi clan, a nobleman with a gift of prophecy who must defend his embattled family—and confront forbidden feelings for an outsider in his midst. Emily, too, soon finds herself at a turning point; courted by two westerners, she knows her heart belongs to the one man she cannot have. But Emily has found a mission of her own: translating Genji’s ancestral history, losing herself in an epic tale of heroism and forbidden love. For here is the story of Lady Shizuka, the beautiful witch-princess who has enchanted Okumichi men for generations…of Genji’s ancestors, Lord Hironobu and Lord Kiyori, and of the terrible betrayals that befell them…and of Genji’s parents: a wastrel father and his child bride whose tragic love has shaped Genji as a leader and as a man. As Emily sifts through the fragile scrolls, she begins to see threads of her own life woven into the ancient writings. And as past and present collide, a hidden history comes to life, and with it a secret prophecy that has been shrouded for centuries, and may now finally be revealed. Takashi Matsuoka’s spellbinding novel is infused with spectacle, intricately woven, magically told. Autumn Bridge is a feast for the senses, a work of truly dazzling storytelling.

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By Ralph Hunter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1453518797
  • Pages : 492
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 612
  • File Pdf: autumn-s-dancing-leaves.pdf

Book Summary:

Eddie didn't favor anyone in his family. Fair, blonde, and green-eyed, he stood in sharp contrast to the other darker-complected, dark-haired, blue-eyed members. The difference created a rift in the family fabric and his mother singled him out for abuse, irrationally holding him responsible for the family's turmoil. Little Eddie struggled with the severity of his maltreatment but, by age eleven, could no longer handle the circumstances of his life. He decided his only escape would be to die, that by conscious will, he could simply resolve to give up life and cease to exist. Eddie's mind, alerted to his decision, and believing the ultimate goal for any entity was to continue, regardless of form or quality of life, was determined to survive. Panicked at the threat of cessation, his mind made a desperate decision -- it fractured his personality and created Randy from traits that had been repressed in Eddie. Randy, a tough, defiant individual, was created to bring new energy, new life, and stand in defense of the defeated, accepting Eddie. Rising to the challenge, he accepted the responsibility of his creation and was fiercely focused to protecting Eddie while endeavoring to create new circumstances for the life they shared. Randy was proud of his efforts to save Eddie. He knew he was Eddie's paladin, his champion, created for a noble purpose -- to bring Eddie back from the brink of oblivion. After many struggles, Randy's efforts appeared to be successful and the mind considered the possibility of enjoying the existence he'd insured. It pondered the idea of Eddie being involved with the world, rather than merely persisting through the time allotted for the life. Aware of Eddie's inability to interact with the world around him, the mind again fractured the personality creating Jesse, a new facet, an aesthetic personality, focused to tender feelings of love and friendship -- and aspects which determine quality of life. Jesse felt he was created to experience emotions and appreciate beauty, to evolve the repressed side of the personality, to bring stability to the entity. He believed he was born to search for love, to find the emotional equilibrium that would bring the separate identities into harmony. Developed from suppressed characteristics, Jesse was creative and confident, loving and inquisitive, charming and fun loving. And he was on a quest -- determined to achieve his goal. Without Eddie's awareness of them, Randy and Jesse sought to balance their existence and hoped they were achieving what they saw as a normal life until Jesse experienced an incident which shattered that belief and forced them to realize they had not progressed as far as they thought. Jesse's realization that he had made a terrible mistake was devastating. Jumping to a conclusion, Randy, the controlling personality, in his determination to fend off any challenges to them, felt he must take over to handle the crisis in an effort to protect them...

The Depth of Autumn

By Danielle M. Davies
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 1491841486
  • Pages : 102
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 639
  • File Pdf: the-depth-of-autumn.pdf

Book Summary:

Short stories, unfolding chapters, fragile memories, and the lives intertwined, captured and unveiled in the personal, sentimental, and passionate words of author Danielle M. Davies. Walk her mind as she learns to embrace the bittersweet, inevitable truth of time and shares her Christian faith through life’s blessings and struggles.

NABRE: New American Bible Revised Edition

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Isbn : 1935302744
  • Pages : 1776
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 374
  • File Pdf: nabre.pdf

Book Summary:

Saint Benedict Press is a proud publisher of the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE), the first major update to the New American Bible (NAB) text in twenty years. Reflecting the work of nearly 100 scholars and extensively reviewed and approved by the USCCB, the NABRE takes into account the best current scholarship as well as the new discovery of ancient manuscripts that improve our knowledge and understanding of the Biblical text. With its extensive notes, commentary, and cross-references, the NABRE will promote a deeper love and understanding of Scripture in the home, parish and school. In addition to its wealth of study material, each Saint Benedict Press NABRE features a 3-year liturgical cycle of Sunday readings, a 2-year liturgical cycle of daily Mass readings, a listing of Popes, and a manual of favorite Catholic prayers.

My Year Without Matches

By Claire Dunn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Isbn : 1922231541
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: my-year-without-matches.pdf

Book Summary:

In the tradition of Wild and Tracks, one woman's story of how she left the city and found her soul. Disillusioned and burnt out by her job, Claire Dunn quits a comfortable life to spend a year off the grid in a wilderness survival program. Her new forest home swings between ally and enemy as reality – and the rain – sets in. Claire's adventure unfolds over four seasons and in the essential order of survival: shelter, water, fire and food. She arrives in summer, buoyant with idealism, and is initially confronted with physical challenges: building a shelter, escaping the vicious insects and making fire without matches. By winter, however, her emotional landscape has become the toughest terrain of all. Can she connect with her inner spirit to guide her journey onwards? Brimming with earthy charm and hard-won wisdom, My Year Without Matches is one woman's quest for belonging, to the land and to herself. When Claire finally cracks life in the bush wide open, she discovers a wild heart to warm the coldest night. ‘A brave and adventurous book ... Claire's writing is full of life and profound surprises.’ —Anne Deveson ‘An entertaining look at how Dunn survived for four seasons in a 'hundred acres of baking scrubland’ —Sun Herald ‘With earthy, expressive honesty she shares her struggles [and] the swooping highs of crafting life out of a block of unforgiving scrub... by sharing such an intimate journey, Claire has given us all a gift.’ —WellBeing Magazine

Autumn Street

By Lois Lowry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547345607
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: autumn-street.pdf

Book Summary:

When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world.

The Old Life

By Donald Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : 0547630530
  • Pages : 146
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 946
  • File Pdf: the-old-life.pdf

Book Summary:

The prize-winning poet’s collection of autobiographical poems is “the work of a master, all the more poignant for its frankness . . . in the face of tragedy” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). One of America’s most celebrated poets, Donald Hall was at the height of his powers when he wrote The Old Life. Intimate, anecdotal and often funny, these autobiographical poems follow Hall from his boyhood to his developing acquaintance with fellow poets—including seniors like Robert Frost and contemporaries like Robert Bly. They chronicle Hall’s growing into manhood, fatherhood, grandfatherhood, and a happy second marriage. In the final poem, “Without,” Hall laments the illness of his late wife, Jane Kenyon. “These autobiographical poems are free of self-pity, engagingly frank without being in any sense ‘confessional,’ and often wildly comical . . . All are first-rate.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

With My Other Hand

By Bonnie Weiss
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Isbn : 1665721073
  • Pages : 146
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 638
  • File Pdf: with-my-other-hand.pdf

Book Summary:

Poet Bonnie Weiss presents a collection of stories and poems filled with vivid memories, halfway between verse and prose. Her words are honest, sensitive, and profound but also sometimes humorous, sometimes deep. The style is lyrical and deceptively simple as she presents the incredible power of love and the pain of loss. In this evocative and entertaining collection, Weiss uses colorful images and description. See and hear the bees, hummingbirds, and ocean. Yet it goes beyond the visceral to the emotional in poems like “My Shrine to You:” I love you; you gave me your love. And now a whole year without you, a lifetime without you, without the glory of you. Autumn has passed. Winter is here. Its message lies deep within bare trees, their rich sap husbanding energy. I am pregnant with the sap of winter. I gaze at the snow blossoms on the pear tree And wonder, “Will spring arrive for me?” Empathize with the pain but find beauty and joy, too, as you walk the poet’s path to truth and enlightenment.

Konjac Glucomannan

By George Srzednicki,Chaleeda Borompichaichartkul
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 0429771428
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 593
  • File Pdf: konjac-glucomannan.pdf

Book Summary:

In recent years, konjac glucomannan (KGM) has attracted growing attention as a dietary fibre. It is a neutral hydrocolloid with significant health functions. Although relatively little known in the Western world, it has been part of the human diet in China and Japan for nearly two thousand years. Initially, the main source of KGM was Amorphophallus konjac from which the common English name ‘konjac’ is derived. Nowadays, the production of KGM is expanding into SE Asia and more tropical species of Amorphophallus are used as a raw material. Konjac Glucomannan: Production, Processing, and Functional Applications deals with a wide range of aspects related with the production of KGM, including the taxonomy of the genus Amorphophallus with a focus on edible species, their physiology, ecology and field production. Other sections of the book discuss the postharvest processing and physico-chemical properties of KGM. A considerable portion is dedicated to the applications of KGM in functional foods, food additives and their derivatives and in medicine. In addition, Konjac Glucomannan describes the current status of the KGM industry and the research done by industrial and scientific institutions in the major producing countries. Key Features Provides thorough information about taxonomy and ecology of KGM producing Amorphophallus species Describes commercial production of Amorphophallus sp. in the field and the forest Describes advanced industrial extraction techniques of KGM Reviews the major applications of KGM nutritional (anti-obesity, regulation in lipid metabolism, prebiotic) and biomedical fields At present, KGM has wide applications in the food industry as a gelling agent, stabiliser and emulsifier and is used for edible coatings for preservation of fruit and vegetables. Other uses are in pharmaceutical industry for microencapsulation of active compounds that are to be released ‘on demand’ for treatment of various diseases. This book is aimed at researchers in academia and industry, and will appeal to professionals from a wide variety of industries including food scientists & engineers, botanists, agronomists, nutritionists, health care professionals, pharmaceutical industry professionals.