Download Free Orphan Moon in PDF by Rick Cox Full eBook and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thought-provoking and fun to read, Orphan Moon confirms humility as both attainable and revelatory while pride, humility¿s antagonist, breeds ignorance. The book allows bloodlines and family traits spanning six generations to touch in the persons of Joseph Beaumont and Willie Earl Jeffers. Joseph is a self- described Texan, keeper of treasures, and reader of books. He has a rare listening ear and quiet wisdom and becomes a mentor of sorts to the inquisitive adolescent. The awakening of the boy¿s consciousness of heritage while remaining unsure of its relevance or worth provides the backdrop to challenges and adventures of the 1960¿s family clan. Willie Earl is to learn that life, legacy, and spirituality blend together nicely in accord, even as his unlikely Texas tutor, the eccentric Joseph, realizes his own healing.
Download Free Lost Side of an Orphan's Moon in PDF by Caleb Pirtle III Full eBook and published by Crossroad Press. This book was released on 2021-12-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The brilliantly conceived historical mystery will forever change the way you look at those who endured and survived hard times when the discovery of oil breathed hope into communities that were dying from burnt crops and wilted cotton stalks. As one reviewer said the award-winning Boomtown Saga, “Combine The Grapes of Wrath and maybe a little Huck Finn and perhaps you will understand the magnitude of this story set in a small town in East Texas in the Great Depression. It should go down as a classic in American literature.” An oil boom has broken the back of the Great Depression. A small East Texas town is awash with new names and new faces, and no one knows whose eyes belong to the man who carried a lovely fancy dancer from the ballroom of a Sporting House into the darkness of a rainy night and killed her. Was it a crime of passion? Did she reject him? Was it someone from her past? Or was he as unfamiliar as the next roustabout or drifter walking the streets? A preacher has set up the tent for his traveling Love and Salvation Show on the road beside the courthouse. A strange hunchback with a voice of doom casts an uneasy shadow across the town. Where did he come from? Nobody knows. Men are spending their hard-earned money with dime-a-dance girls, looking for love, a wife, or something more sinister. Everyone has a secret. Whose secret sent the lovely Louise Fontaine to a muddy grave? And who is the small boy who stepped off the train with a paper note attached to his coat that said: My name is Ollie Porter. My daddy is Oliver Porter. He works in the oilfields. Does anyone know where he is? Is the boy connected to the fancy dancer or, perhaps, the killer? Or is he just a waif in search of a home? Ashland is a town without law. It is threatening to explode from the mass of humanity crowding into the oilfield. Is the death of the fancy dancer only the first? And can Doc, the charming and lovable con man, and Eudora, the beautiful widow, catch a killer before they find out who’s the next to die?
Download Free Orphan's Triumph in PDF by Robert Buettner Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-10-13 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mankind's reunited planets now control a vital crossroads after forty years of fighting, one that secures their uneasy union. The doomsday weapon that can end the Slug war, and the mighty fleet that will carry it to the Slug homeworld, also lie within humanity's grasp - but all is far from won. Since the Slug Blitz orphaned Jason Wander, he has risen from infantry recruit to commander of Earth's garrisons on the emerging allied planets. But four decades of service have cost Jason not just his friends and family, but his innocence. Then an enemy counterstroke threatens to reverse the war and destroy mankind, Jason must finally confront not only his lifelong alien enemy but the reality of what he has become after a lifetime of conflict.
Download Free 101 Portland Moons in PDF by Jack Hayes Full eBook and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-10-04 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A verse journal telling the story of the moon, the seasons, the changes in a landscape & in a life over the course of a year. The poems, which are loosely based on Classical Chinese forms, tell not only an exterior story, but also a story of internal shifting & transformation; they tell not only the story of the landscape's details, but what those details reveal.
Download Free The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice in PDF by Catherynne Valente Full eBook and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2007-10-30 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in the next book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday. . . . Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From the Lake of the Dead and the City of Marrow to the artists who remain behind in a ghost city of spice, here are stories of hedgehog warriors and winged skeletons, loyal leopards and sparrow calligraphers. Nothing is too fantastic, anything can happen, but you’ll never guess what comes next in these intimately linked adventures of firebirds and djinn, singing manticores, mutilated unicorns, and women made entirely of glass and gears. Graced with the magical illustrations of Michael Kaluta, In the Cities of Coins and Spice is a book of dreams and wonders unlike any you’ve ever encountered. Open it anywhere and you will fall under its spell. For here the story never ends and the magic is only beginning. . . .
Download Free The Man Who Sold the Moon and Orphans of the Sky in PDF by Robert A. Heinlein Full eBook and published by Baen Publishing Enterprises. This book was released on 2013-09-03 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two classic Robert A. Heinlein novels in one volume, with an all-new Afterword by Mark L. Van Name, author of the Jon and Lobo military SF series. The Man Who Sold the Moon: D. D. Harriman is a billionaire with a dream: the dream of space for all mankind. The method? Anything that works. Maybe, in fact, Harriman goes too far. But he will give us the starsã Orphans of the Sky: Hugh had been taught that, according to the ancient sacred writings, the Ship was on a voyage to faraway Centaurus. But he also understood that this must be allegory for a voyage to spiritual perfection. After all, the real world was only metal corridors and nothing else, right? And then Hugh begins to suspect the truth. . . Two all-time classics from seven-time Hugo winner and Dean of Science Fiction, Robert A. Heinlein. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Download Free Orphan's Journey in PDF by Robert Buettner Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-10-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the years since the last Slug War, Jason's command style hasn't made him any friends in the Army. Now, in an effort to keep him out of trouble, the Army has sent Jason to the vast, Earth-orbiting resort called New Moon. At the core of this enormous space station is a starship, a relic from the last war. When a test run of the ship goes wrong, Jason, along with a handful of others, will be torn from orbit and thrust into space. Now, stranded on an alien planet, Jason realizes that not only are his friends are looking to him for rescue, but an entire planet sees him as their only hope.
Download Free The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden in PDF by Catherynne Valente Full eBook and published by Spectra. This book was released on 2006-10-31 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun…. Praise for In the Night Garden “Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients “Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City “Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer “Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy
Download Free The Man in the Moon in PDF by Alta Jablow Full eBook and published by Holt McDougal. This book was released on 1969 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stories from many lands about the enchantment and magic of the moon, sun, and stars, collected by two anthropologists and folklorists.
Download Free Sunflower Sky in PDF by Jack Hayes Full eBook and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-04-16 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Sunflower Sky" is the third & concluding volume of the trilogy begun with "Crow on the Wire" & continued with "The High Lonesome Sound". This volume is also a poetic journal covering the summer & early fall, & mostly set in Portland, Oregon. Although "Sunflower Sky" is connected to the earlier volumes, each can be read & enjoyed separately. There's a distinct focus on time, mortality, & the respite found in love & compassion in these poems.
Download Free Cold Mountain Poems in PDF by Han Shan Full eBook and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and his sidekick Shih Te, the rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen, has long captured the imagination of poetry lovers and Zen aficionados. Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, these legendary T’ang era (618–907) figures are portrayed as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and the walls of the monasteries they visited. Their poetry expressed in the simplest verse but in a completely new tone, the voice of ordinary people. Here premier translator J. P. Seaton takes a fresh look at these captivating poets, along with Wang Fan-chih, another "outsider" poet who lived a couple centuries later and who captured the poverty and gritty day-to-day reality of the common people of his time. Seaton’s comprehensive introduction and notes throughout give a fascinating context to this vibrant collection.
Download Free Place of Skulls in PDF by Caleb Pirtle III Full eBook and published by Crossroad Press. This book was released on 2022-01-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A man with no known past and no name as been dispatched to the deserts, ghost towns, and underbelly of drug-infested Mexico to uncover a secret that could forever change the scope and teachings of Christianity. A DEA agent has written that he possesses the unmistakable and undeniable proof that Christ did indeed return to earth again and walk the land of the Aztecs almost fifteen hundred years after his crucifixion on the cross. But has the agent found a relic? An artifact? A long lost manuscript of the written Word? No one knows, and the agent dies before he can smuggle the secret out of an empty grave. Ambrose Lincoln can’t dig past the charred fragments of his memory, but he must unravel the legend of Quetzalcoatl, the white-skinned, blue-eyed, god figure whose sixteenth century ministry, death, resurrection, and mystical promise to return someday to gather up his people closely parallels the Biblical story of the man called Christ. Is Quetzalcoatl merely a myth, or was he Christ himself? Lincoln’s quest to find the answers, he becomes involved in a rogue CIA plot to invade Mexico and wage an unholy war on drugs, financed by operatives working for Hitler’s Germany. He finds himself pursued by the same mysterious assassin who struck down the DEA agent. Does the artifact actually exist? Who possesses it now? Lincoln battles an unseen and unknown enemy in an effort to survive long enough to discover the truth. If he doesn’t, he knows that death awaits him on the desert sands of a land held sacred for centuries by the mysterious and holy ones.
Download Free Orphan's Cry in PDF by Jaymie Wagner Full eBook and published by JMS Books LLC. This book was released on 2022-02-26 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Six months ago Leah Corbyn was bitten by a "dog." Two weeks later, the full moon’s rise revealed she’s now a werewolf. After spending six months trying to hide her secret in the city of London, Leah is about to learn she isn’t alone ... but that knowledge comes with new responsibilities, and new dangers. As Leah finds solace in her girlfriend's arms, she must find her place among the wolves of Londinium, but can she prove herself in time?
Download Free South of the Clouds in PDF by Xu Guo Full eBook and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tales included here represent all of Yunnan Province's officially designated ethnic minorities, and include creation myths, romances, historical legends, tales explaining natural phenomena, ghost stories, and festival tales. The tales are peopled by memorable characters, such as the Tibetan mother who, reborn as a cow, comforts and helps her daughter into her harsh life as a slave girl; the two Kucong sisters who marry snakes; and the bodiless Lahu "head-baby" who grows up to win one of the earth-god Poyana's daughters in marriage. Chosen for their representativeness, aesthetic appeal, and variety, the stories provide rich examples of the folk traditions of Southwest China. South of the Clouds includes introductions and an appendix which describe the places and people of Yunnan, analyzethe literary and psychological characteristics of their stories, give the sources of the tales, and explain the methodolgy of collecting folk literature in China.
Download Free Reflections in an Orphan's Eye in PDF by A. Provost Full eBook and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2005 with total page 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author practices Optometry in the Atlanta area, and serves as a legal consultant to optometrists and related health care professionals. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics, and post-graduate degrees in Law and Optometry. Dr. Provost is a member of The Florida Bar and The Georgia Bar, and is licensed to practice Optometry in Florida and Georgia. He lives in an Atlanta suburb with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, and their four champion Persians, who have replaced in both intelligence and charm, four talented children who have gone on to careers in Optometry, teaching and real estate. The author graduated from Berry College near Rome, Georgia in 1961. While at Berry College in the late fifties the author was President of the Freshman Class, Treasurer of the Sophomore Class, Secretary, Vice-president and finally President of the Men's Student Government. At the end of his Junior year he became the first ever recipient of the Jessie Pritchett Parish Student Leadership Award, presented to the one student among the entire student body who best demonstrated leadership qualities on campus. While at Berry College the author rewrote the Berry College Handbook for Men. Following graduation in 1961, the author enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the first as the feature writer for The Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper, distributed daily to more than 37,000 U. S. soldiers in South Korea. The young reporter covered all meetings of the Military Armistice Commission (MAC) held at Panmunjom, and traveled freely throughout South Korea in his assigned Jeep, writing about anything of a military or civilian nature that interested him or that might be of interest to his readers. At age 24 the author was accepted as a student at the prestigious Defense Language Institute, located at Monterey, California, where he studied the Korean language for a year, graduating first in his class of thirty students. Following months of instruction at the U. S. Army Intelligence Center located at Ft. Holabird, Maryland, the author was stationed with the 502 Military Intelligence Battalion in Seoul, South Korea. As the youngest of the five prisoner interrogators and intelligence analysts, the specialist daily interrogated captured North Korean espionage agents and their 'minders" who had failed in their attempt to infiltrate the irregular coastline of South Korea. These experiences are the subject of the author's soon to be published book entitled The Wall at Inchon. In 1965 the author received an Honorable Discharge from the U. S. Army, and in 1967 was accepted as a student at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Dr. Provost graduated in 1972 with the degree Doctor of Optometry, and began his private practice of Optometry in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida suburb of Plantation. In 1977 Dr. Provost was accepted into Nova Southeastern University College of Law, graduating in 1980 with the degree Juris Doctor. He has practiced Optometry since 1972 and Law since 1980, in Georgia and Florida. The author was born in Kinston, North Carolina in 1939, the knee baby of seven children. Following the sudden death of his father, a wartime U. S. civil service engineer, in February 1947 the seven-year-old was sent to live for a decade in historic Oxford Orphanage, located northeast of Raleigh. Dr. Provost's Reflections in An Orphan's Eye-A Decade at Oxford is the first book written about the historic 132-year-old institution since Nettie Bemis' popular Life at Oxford, published in1925. However, whereas Nettie Bemis' work centered around the history and campus life at Oxford, Dr. Provost's work, while recounting the history of the institution, is a factual, bittersweet narrative of a youngster's decade-long odyssey spent growing up 'inside the hedges." This work is a moving account of how tradition rich Oxford Orphanage and its four hundred students and staff grabbed a timid, disillusion
Download Free Orphanage in PDF by Robert Buettner Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-10-13 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When earth needs heroes, who will we call to valour? When flares streaking across the sky herald massive destruction, who will defend us? When mankind's enemy is beyond our worst imagination, we will need champions. And will we pick the brightest and the toughest - or the ones with nothing left to lose? WAR IS AN ORPHANAGE Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with twentieth-century weapons, foot soldiers like eighteen-year-old Jason Wander - orphans that no one will miss - must dare to embark on man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede. They have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with, Their failure is our extinction.
Download Free Moon Lore in PDF by Gwydion O'Hara Full eBook and published by Llewellyn Worldwide Limited. This book was released on 1996 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of authentic tales brimming with mythical characters from diverse times, places, and cultures--each connected to the universal lore of the Moon--this book weaves past, present, and future in classic stories that entertain and inform.