The Orchardist: A Novel
The Orchardist: A
At once intimate and epic, The Orchardist is historical fiction at its best, in the grand literary tradition of William Faulkner, Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Annie Proulx, and Toni Morrison.In her stunningly original and haunting debut novel, Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place, mixing tenderness and violence as she spins an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West, and the dramatic consequences of his actions.
- Brand: Brand: Harper Perennial
- ASIN: 0062188518
The Very Cranky Bear
The Very Cranky
Nick Bland's expressive, adorable illustrations complement delightful, rhyming, read-aloud text in this lesson about the importance of sharing with others. Moose, Lion, Zebra, and Sheep take shelter in a cave on a cold and rainy day, only to realize that a bear is there. The bear roars loudly and says that he is trying to sleep. Not understanding why the bear is so cranky, the other animals come up with ways to cheer up the bear. Moose finds antlers for him, Lion gives him a mane, and Zebra paints on stripes. Is there anything the four well-meaning friends can do to help the bear sleep?
- Brand: Orchard Books
- ASIN: 0545612691
Beyond the Silence
Powerhouse Team Pairs Up for Second NovelLillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother's dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in Angels Camp, California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. But she quickly wonders if she made the right choice. There are rumors in town that her new employer, Woodward Colton, caused the death of his wife. This accusation doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know--and Mrs. Goodman, Woody's long-time housekeeper, is decisively on Woody's side--but many in town stay far away from Lillian because of her association with the Colton family.Lillian's six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn't spoken a word since. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened. But the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. Will Mrs. Goodman and Jimmy be able to speak what they know in time to save Lillian from tragedy?
- ASIN: B012H100RW
Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at Its Worst
Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to
Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst?Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether it is true or not, can trigger an avalanche of comments on social media.Welcome to the new age of outrage.In this groundbreaking book featuring new survey research of evangelicals and their relationship to the age of outrage, Ed Stetzer offers a constructive way forward. You won’t want to miss Ed’s insightful analysis of our chaotic age, his commonsensical understanding of the cultural currents, and his compelling challenge to Christians to live in a refreshingly different way.
- Brand: Tyndale House Publishers
- ASIN: 1496433629
The Tree House That Jack Built
The Tree House That Jack
"A wonderful bedtime story about the house that Jack built, filled with ingenious inventions and all manner of brightly colored wild creatures who visit him there. Eye-popping colors and a fun read-aloud text that winds little ones down for sleep." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorBest-selling illustrator Mark Teague brings Bonnie Verburg's irresistible rhyming text that is brimming with animals and action to vivid life!Here is the boyup in the treewhere he built a house overlooking the sea.Yes! This is the tree house that Jack built!With ladders, swings, turrets,and elaborate pulley systems everywhere--animals chase one anotherover, under, around, and through.And then--the bell rings.Where are all the animals going?Readers will pore over every detailof Mark Teague's spellbinding pictures.And Bonnie Verburg's irresistible rhyming textleads readers to a soothing end of a wondrous dayin the most exciting tree house ever!
- Brand: Orchard Books
- ASIN: 0439853389
Anne of Green Gables Collection: 12 Books, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, PLUS MORE!
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry
To get the best answer―in business, in life―you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an art and a science.It may be the most underappreciated tool at our disposal, one we learn to use well in infancy―and then abandon as we grow older. Critical to learning, innovation, success, even to happiness―yet often discouraged in our schools and workplaces―it can unlock new business opportunities and reinvent industries, spark creative insights at many levels, and provide a transformative new outlook on life. It is the ability to question―and to do so deeply, imaginatively, and “beautifully.”In this fascinating exploration of the surprising power of questioning, innovation expert Warren Berger reveals that powerhouse businesses like Google, Nike, and Netflix, as well as hot Silicon Valley startups like Pandora and Airbnb, are fueled by the ability to ask fundamental, game-changing questions. But Berger also shares human stories of people using questioning to solve everyday problems―from “How can I adapt my career in a time of constant change?” to “How can I step back from the daily rush and figure out what really makes me happy?” By showing how to approach questioning with an open, curious mind and a wil...
- Brand: St Martins Pr
- ASIN: 1620401452
- UPC: 787721969471
Little Women (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)
Little Women (Dover Children's Evergreen
This American classic is as fresh and meaningful today as it was when it was first written in the 19th century. Largely based on the author's own childhood, Little Women is a timeless tale of the four young March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — who grow to maturity in their mother's tender but strong care. As different in their personalities as they are alike in their devotion to each other, the girls vow to support their beloved mother, Marmee, by behaving their best while Father is away, serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War.Literary-minded tomboy Jo develops a fast friendship with the boy next door, and pretty Meg, the eldest, finds romance; frail and affectionate Beth fills the house with music, and little Amy, the youngest, seeks beauty with all the longing of an artist's soul. Although poor in material wealth, the family possesses an abundance of love, friendship, and imaginative gifts that captivate readers time and again.This inexpensive, complete and unabridged edition of this beloved novel is sure to delight a generation of new readers, as well as those reacquainting themselves with its warmth and charm.
- ASIN: 0486410234
- UPC: 800759410231
And Be a Villain (A Nero Wolfe Mystery Book 13)
One Bad Apple (An Orchard Mystery Book 1)
One Bad Apple (An Orchard Mystery Book
There?s a killer in the orchard? and he?s rotten to the core.INCLUDES RECIPESMeg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother?s old colonial home and apple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land?and her former flame from Boston. When he?s found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they?ll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer? and save the orchard.
- ASIN: B001DISRA8
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little
On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations.Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America’s favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she had a powerful reaction to the story. Through teaching the book, she has seen the same effect on many others.In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Rioux recounts how Louisa May Alcott came to write Little Women, drawing inspiration for it from her own life. Rioux also examines why this tale of family and community ties, set while the Civil War tore America apart, has resonated through later wars, the Depression, and times of changing opportunities for women.Alcott’s novel has moved generations of women, many of them writers: Simone de Beauvoir, J. K. Rowling, bell hooks, Cynthia Ozick, Jane Smiley, Margo Jefferson, and Ursula K. Le Guin were inspired by Little Women, particularly its portrait of the iconoclastic young writer, Jo. Many have felt, as Anna Quindlen has declared, “Little Women changed my life.”Today, Rioux sees the novel’s beating heart in Alcott’s portrayal of family resil...
- ASIN: 0393254739
The Homestead manual of valuable information for the people relating principally to the farm, orchard, garden and household ..
The Homestead manual of valuable information for the
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.
- ASIN: B00AUTS10W
Henna House: A Novel
Henna House: A
“A touching coming-of-age story” (Publishers Weekly) in the tradition of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, about a young woman, her family, their community and the customs that bind them, from “a storyteller of uncommon energy and poise” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).This vivid saga begins in Yemen in 1920. Adela Damari’s parents’ health is failing as they desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter, who is in danger of becoming adopted by the local Muslim community if she is orphaned. With no likely marriage prospects, Adela’s situation looks dire—until she meets two cousins from faraway cities: a boy with whom she shares her most treasured secret, and a girl who introduces her to the powerful rituals of henna. Ultimately, Adela’s life journey brings her old and new loves, her true calling, and a new life as she is transported to Israel as part of Operation On Wings of Eagles. Rich, evocative, and enthralling, Henna House is an intimate family portrait interwoven with the traditions of the Yemenite Jews and the history of the Holocaust and Israel. This sensuous tale of love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness—and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart—will captivate readers until the very last page.
- ASIN: B00GEEB6TA
Dragon Gets By (Dragons)
Dragon Gets By
Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day!Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day!
- Brand: Scholastic
- ASIN: 0531070816
The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)
The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter (The Gresham Chronicles Book #2)
Haven on Orchard Lane
Haven on Orchard
Much-Loved Lawana Blackwell Delivers Another Charming Victorian-Era TaleIn difficult circumstances, Charlotte Ward, once a famed stage actress, tries to restart her career--only to experience disaster. Against her better judgment, her estranged daughter, Rosalind, comes to her mother's rescue and moves her to a quiet English coastal village. Charlotte is grateful to get to know Rosalind after years apart. As one who has regrets about her own romantic past, it's a joy for Charlotte to see love blossom for her daughter. For Rosalind, however, it's time away from teaching--and now she must care for the mother who wasn't there for her. And what could be more complicated than romance? Together, mother and daughter discover that healing is best accomplished when they focus less on themselves and more on the needs of others.
- Brand: Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
- ASIN: 0764217933
Bookish Travels | Louisa May Alcott's ORCHARD HOUSE | Home of Little Women
Visiting Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts - the home of Little Women! Review of our hotel, the Inn at Hastings, and more Lexington & Concord adventures to come... MORE BOOKISH VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV02cZnorlkyZqZCGrs2dPQAx_zEjx4Wa -----MORE PIXIE DUST----- BLO...
Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Old Orchard Beach
A young couple wants a private balcony overlooking the beach in Maine. Get more Beachfront Bargain Hunt here: http://www.hgtv.com/shows/beachfront-bargain-hunt Subscribe to HGTV on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=hgtv Follow HGTV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/h...
OLD ORCHARD BEACH MAINE
Views of Old Orchard Beach between 1890 - 1906 showing the Fiske House, Old Orchard House, Hotel Velvet, the Pier and the beach.