Buy Me the Sky

Buy Me the Sky
Author : Xinran
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN 10 : 9781473503274
ISBN 13 : 1473503272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buy Me the Sky Book Description:

'Fast-paced and punchy ... accomplished' Independent With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet have often been brought up without any sense of responsibility. Within their families, they are revered as 'little emperors' and 'suns', although such cosseting can come at a high price: isolation, confusion and an inability to deal with life's challenges. From the businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase, to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, Xinran shows how these generations embody the hopes and fears of a great nation at a time of unprecedented change. It is a time of fragmentation, heart-breaking and inspiring in equal measure, in which capitalism vies with communism, the city with the countryside and Western opportunity with Eastern tradition. Through the fascinating stories of these only children, we catch a startling glimpse of the emerging face of China.

Say It One Time For The Brokenhearted

Say It One Time For The Brokenhearted
Author : Barney Hoskyns
Publisher : BMG Books
Total Pages : 250
Release : 2018-08-14
ISBN 10 : 9781947026148
ISBN 13 : 1947026143
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say It One Time For The Brokenhearted Book Description:

Fascinated by the collision of country and soul music in the Southern states, Hoskyns and photographer Muir MacKean set out on a journey through the American South to explore the phenomenon of primarily black singers and primarily white musicians joining forces in the 1960s to create musical magic in an era of racial tension. From Memphis to Muscle Shoals to Nashville, they sat down with dozens of the architects of what's come to be known as Country Soul to capture a story that is as inspiring as it is historically important.

Sell the Pig and Buy Me Out

Sell the Pig and Buy Me Out
Author : Ben Aldiss
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 9781847537881
ISBN 13 : 184753788X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sell the Pig and Buy Me Out Book Description:

A cast of sturdy characters' existentialist of the working classes' -senior ordinary seaman O'Rourke 'Western Ocean man and would be hard knock'; the murderous Captain Jake; Busti the elderly Egyptian galley boy; drunken Chief Mate Cartrite; Dingbat the ancient alcoholic Welsh engineer; Hesta the Padre's wife, and Clarrie the ancient and classically camp chief steward re seen through the eyes of first trip apprentice James Howard and his dotty inspiration Prudence back in Britain as James picks up the ethics of his nautical trade.

The Amish of Big Sky Country Novels

The Amish of Big Sky Country Novels
Author : Kelly Irvin
Publisher : Zondervan
Total Pages : 1040
Release : 2021-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9780310364139
ISBN 13 : 0310364132
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amish of Big Sky Country Novels Book Description:

Mountains of Grace Mercy Yoder loves her life in the tiny village of West Kootenai. And she is in no rush to get married . . . much to the disappointment of her parents. When a devastating wildfire threatens to destroy her beloved community, Mercy and her family evacuate to the nearby town of Eureka. There she meets Spencer McDonald, an Englisch smoke jumper. She finds his directness and ability to express his feelings refreshing and completely different from Caleb, who is tightlipped about his past. But what would her family and community say if Mercy chose a relationship with an Englischer? A Long Bridge Home When the Mast family is forced to evacuate their home in West Kootenai, Christine chooses not to move with her family to her father’s childhood home in Kansas. Instead, she wants to stay close to her beau, Andy Lambright, who has yet to ask for her hand in marriage. Now Christine is on her own for the first time in her life. While working in her uncle’s store Christine meets Raymond Old Fox, whom she befriends, and he introduces her to his rich native culture with strong ties to the earth and nature. Despite the warnings of her aunt and uncle, Christine is inexplicably drawn to Raymond, and her mind is opened to a heritage far different from her own. With her newly expanding horizons, Christine wonders if she can return to the domestic life that is expected of her. Her heart still longs to be with Andy, but she isn’t the same person she was before the fire, and she wonders if he can accept who she is becoming. Peace in the Valley Nora Beachy works in the community store in West Kootenai, takes care of her family, and courts with Levi Raber. She and Levi plan to marry, but Levi wants to wait until he has the money to buy them a house before he pops the question. Nora doesn't want to wait. Is something keeping Levi from marrying her? Nora's peaceful existence is swept away when wildfires threaten her family's home. She's forced to evacuate to Libby where she stays with family in an Amish community that embraces a charismatic style of worship rejected by her own parents and the Kootenai district elders. Nora's drawn to the emotional, powerful style of worship and knows she's headed for a shunning if she doesn't stop breaking the rules. Will she sacrifice her relationship with Levi and her family for a different kind of faith?

Singularity Sky

Singularity Sky
Author : Charles Stross
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2004-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9781101208236
ISBN 13 : 1101208236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singularity Sky Book Description:

In a technologically suppressed future, information demands to be free in the debut novel from Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross. In the twenty-first century, life as we know it changed. Faster-than-light travel was perfected, and the Eschaton, a superhuman artificial intelligence, was born. Four hundred years later, the far-flung colonies that arose as a result of these events—scattered over three thousand years of time and a thousand parsecs of space—are beginning to rediscover their origins. The New Republic is one such colony. It has existed for centuries in self-imposed isolation, rejecting all but the most basic technology. Now, under attack by a devastating information plague, the colony must reach out to Earth for help. A battle fleet is dispatched, streaking across the stars to the rescue. But things are not what they seem—secret agendas and ulterior motives abound, both aboard the ship and on the ground. And watching over it all is the Eschaton, which has its own very definite ideas about the outcome...

Harper s Bazaar

Harper s Bazaar
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1887
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014703246
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harper s Bazaar Book Description:

So Wide the Sky The Women s West Series Book 1

So Wide the Sky  The Women s West Series  Book 1
Author : Elizabeth Grayson
Publisher : ePublishing Works!
Total Pages : 350
Release : 2015-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9781614177180
ISBN 13 : 161417718X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Wide the Sky The Women s West Series Book 1 Book Description:

Having survived nine years as a Kiowa captive, Cassandra Morgan is traded back to the whites. Tattooed and emotionally scarred, Cassandra faces a life she hardly remembers. Two men attempt to understand her pain: the half-Indian scout Lone Hunter Jalbert, and her childhood sweetheart cavalry Captain Drew Reynolds who was left for dead in the attack that killed both their families and who has sworn retribution. Torn between two worlds and two men, Cassie must learn anew the true meaning of love, courage and forgiveness. AWARDS: Winner, Romance Communication Reviewers Award First Place, Wisconsin Romance Writers "Right Touch" Readers' Award. REVIEWS: "Ms. Grayson creates an emotional powerhouse... Superb!" ~Rendezvous. "...a compelling novel chock-full of western detail." ~Margot Mifflin, author of the non-fiction book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, on whom the main character of So Wide the Sky is based. THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order So Wide the Sky Color of the Wind A Place Called Home Painted by the Sun Moon in the Water Bride of the Wilderness

This Given Sky

This Given Sky
Author : James Grady
Publisher : Overamstel Uitgevers
Total Pages :
Release : 2011-11-22
ISBN 10 : 9789049986025
ISBN 13 : 9049986021
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Given Sky Book Description:

A haunting short story about friendship and loss in small-town Montana Jake, Steve, and Thel are inseparable. The trio scampers through the narrow streets of Shelby without giving thought to the rest of the world. Then Jake’s life changes the first time he goes up in a plane: That ride in a battered old Mustang P-51 teaches him that no one but pilots can know true freedom. He joins the Air Force and comes back to Shelby when he’s on leave. Steve and Thel stay behind, making lives in the tough heartland town in Montana. Though farther apart, they remain a group—and will stay that way, whether they live or die.

The Children s journal

The Children s journal
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : OXFORD:590225878
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Children s journal Book Description:

Sky Rockets

Sky Rockets
Author : Leon Mead
Publisher :
Total Pages : 100
Release : 1883
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HXDIG8
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sky Rockets Book Description: