December's Thorn

A Fever Devilin Novel

Author: Phillip DePoy

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250026008

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"December's thorn, cruelest in the wood, Will give no rose, but still draw blood" —Traditional Fever Devilin is an academic with a complicated past and an unusual view of the world. A folklorist by training, he's returned to his family home in Blue Mountain, a small town in the heart of Georgia's Appalachian Mountains, where nothing is ever quite what it seems, and the past is always complicated. Still recovering from a near-death experience, Fever is visited by a woman who claims to be his wife. And she's there to deliver some shocking news: Fever has a son. His friends don't really believe the woman exists—they think she's another hallucination of a mind still slowly recovering from a long-term coma. Fever's fiancée is torn between being outraged and concerned for his mental health. None of this is helped by the fact that Fever, even in the best of times, has a tendency to see things that others don't and that may not, strictly speaking, exist. But when someone starts shooting very real bullets from a very real rifle in Fever's direction, the one thing that everyone can agree upon is that there's something very deadly going on. In this novel from Phillip DePoy, all Fever has to do is sort out who is trying to kill him—and why—before they succeed.
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The Thorn (The Rose Trilogy Book #1)

Author: Beverly Lewis

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441213112

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7634

Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives. Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop's foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose's sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings. Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding? Rose's older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband. Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire--and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband's wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?
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Thorn in My Heart

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307553096

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5493

Two brothers fight to claim one father’s blessing. Two sisters long to claim one man’s heart. In the autumn of 1788, amid the moors and glens of the Scottish Lowlands, two brothers and two sisters each embark on a painful journey of discovery. Jamie and Evan McKie both want their father Alec’s flocks and lands, yet only one brother will inherit Glentrool. Leana and Rose McBride both yearn to catch the eye of the same handsome lad, yet only one sister will be his bride. A thorny love triangle emerges, plagued by lies and deception, jealousy and desire, hidden secrets and broken promises. Brimming with passion and drama, Thorn in My Heart brings the past to vibrant life, revealing spiritual truths that transcend time and penetrate the deepest places of the heart.
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A Thorn in My Pocket

Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story

Author: Eustacia Cutler

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 7885

A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler’s story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative “Leave-it-to-Beaver” world of the fifties, a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as “infant schizophrenics” and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed, as Ms. Cutler puts it, “beyond my wildest dreams.” Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.
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Quarterly Army List for the Quarter Ending 31st December, 1919 - Volume 4

Author: HMSO

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781502994

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 3226

Volume 4 of 4. This volume contains the War Services of:- (1) Regular Officers on the Active List and on Retired Pay, and Officers on the General Reserve. (2) Officers of the Special Reserve of Officers, the Territorial Force and those serving on temporary Commissions who had war service prior to the War of 1914-19, and who were gazetted before 2nd January 1918 to Mentions in Despatches and Honours in The War of 1914-20. Also included, under separate headings, are Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, Territorial Force Nursing Service, Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps as well as Officers of the Forces of the Oversea Dominions and Colonies. Names are arranged alphabetically. It should be noted that Officers of the Regular Army (including those with temporary commissions), Special Reserve and Territorial Force who have retired or have relinquished their Commissions with permission to retain rank but are NOT in receipt of any retired pay from Army funds, are NOT included in these lists. Their details are published in a separate, supplementary volume.
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Frostflower and Thorn

2012 Edition

Author: Phyllis Ann Karr

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479490024

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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The sorceress Frostflower could bring a babe from seed to term in the course of a winter's afternoon. The swordswoman Thorn could strew a field with corpses in a moment's battle rage. Outcasts, both of them. Hunted by the farmer-priests who ruled the wasteland that once had been a world. Then Thorn in her folly got pregnant. Flower, in her folly, wanted the child. And together, foolishly, they set out to survive...
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Eisenhower's Thorn on the Rhine

The Battles for the Colmar Pocket, 1944–45

Author: Nathan Prefer

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612003222

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 4479

By the fall of 1944 the Western Allies appeared to be having it all their own way. The summer’s Normandy invasion had finally succeeded and the Germans had been driven out of northern France and most of the Low Countries. In September the invasion of France’s southern coast had met less opposition and Allied divisions had begun lining up along the Rhine. But while the Americans were about to meet a nasty surprise in the Ardennes, the Germans never did let go of the province of Alsace, and in a hard pocket around the city of Colmar continued to resist. On New Year’s Eve they launched a counteroffensive, Operation Northwind, that nearly put Allied forces back on their heels. While the Allies were eventually able to take care of their Ardennes problem the Colmar one still remained. On January 12, 1945, Eisenhower could only tell George Marshall, “It is a very bad thorn in our side today." This is the story of the Sixth Army Group (7th US & 1st French Armies) which fought on the southern flank of the SHAEF front. The French had multiple problems during this campaign so that increasing number of US divisions needed to take part. In the process the 3rd and 28th Infantry Divisions, and 10th and 14th Armored, among others were able to cover themselves with heroism, though hardly less than the threadbare German 19th Army, which bravely resisted against enormous odds until finally the west bank of the Rhine was cleared. Amidst a horrific winter and rough terrain, interspersed by demolished towns, both sides traded blows in a ferocious campaign often neglected in histories of the war. This book informs us fully of the tremendous and costly struggle waged on that often-neglected sector of the front.
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Boy with Thorn

Author: Rickey Laurentiis

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981068

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 8033

Winner of the 2016 Levis Reading Prize Winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize Finalist for the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award Rickey Luarentiis is a winner of a 2018 Whiting Writers Prize In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation—the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire, the practice of lynching and Hurricane Katrina. Always at its center, though, is the poet himself—confessing a double song of pleasure and inevitable pain.
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Root, Petal, Thorn

Author: Ella Joy Olsen

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496705637

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 903

"Provocative in the way it explodes and expands the category of historical fiction." --Salt Lake Tribune In this beautifully written and powerful debut novel, Ella Joy Olsen traces the stories of five fascinating women who inhabit the same historic home over the course of a century—braided stories of love, heartbreak and courage connect the women, even across generations. Ivy Baygren has two great loves in her life: her husband, Adam, and the bungalow they buy together in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Utah. From the moment she and Adam lay eyes on the home, Ivy is captivated by its quaint details—the old porch swing, ornate tiles, and especially an heirloom rose bush bursting with snowy white blossoms. Called the Emmeline Rose for the home’s original owner, it seems yet another sign that this place will be Ivy’s happily-ever-after…Until her dreams are shattered by Adam’s unexpected death. Striving to be strong for her two children, Ivy decides to tackle the home-improvement projects she and Adam once planned. Day by day, as she attempts to rebuild her house and her resolve, she uncovers clues about previous inhabitants, from a half-embroidered sampler to buried wine bottles. And as Ivy learns about the women who came before her—the young Mormon torn between her heart and anti-polygamist beliefs, the Greek immigrant during World War II, a troubled single mother in the 1960s—she begins to uncover the lessons of her own journey. For every story has its sadness, but there is also the possibility of blooming again, even stronger and more resilient than before…
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A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts

Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce

Author: James Copnall

Publisher: Hurst

ISBN: 1849044937

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7062

What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? When South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, two new nations came into being. In South Sudan a former rebel movement faces colossal challenges in building a new country. At independence it was one of the least developed places on earth, after decades of conflict and neglect. The '"rump state'", Sudan, has been debilitated by devastating civil wars, including in Darfur, and lost a significant part of its territory, and most of its oil wealth, after the divorce from the South. In the years after separation, the two Sudans dealt with crippling economic challenges, struggled with new and old rebellions, and fought each other along their disputed border. Benefiting from unsurpassed access to the politicians, rebels, thinkers and events that are shaping the Sudans, Copnall draws a compelling portrait of two misunderstood countries. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts argues that Sudan and South Sudan remain deeply interdependent, despite their separation. It also diagnoses the political failings that threaten the future of both countries. The author puts the turmoil of the years after separation into a broader context, reflecting the voices, hopes and experiences of Sudanese and South Sudanese from all walks of life.
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Children of Shadows

Author: Charles Thorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615627328

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 8006

Successful and wealthy but fed up with his advertising career, gifted artist Cooper Hamilton is on the path to self-destruction. After surviving a near-fatal crash he returns to his South Carolina Sea Island roots where life has changed little since Reconstruction. Reunited with his extended family and Twilight, the mystical Gullah woman who raised him, he struggles with his demons. But because of his catharsis, his work takes on new vitality. The quintessential beauty of the Lowcountry somehow guides his hand as he captures it on canvas. He reconnects with his first love and embarks on a new life when he is caught up in a murderous scheme. An unscrupulous attorney and his flunkies are targeting black owners of suddenly valuable "heirs' property." Many are dispossessed from the only homes they have ever known by fraud, intimidation, and even murder. When Twilight is threatened Cooper must act to protect her. Together with Simon Albury, an itinerant Bahamian fisherman, he is drawn into a deadly confrontation with his life-long nemesis who is now a corrupt deputy sheriff and a major player in the plot. Just when it seems that Fletcher has the upper hand Twilight invokes the Spirits, but her act sparks tragic consequences.
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Gravitation

Author: Charles W. Misner,Kip S. Thorne,John Archibald Wheeler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088909X

Category: Science

Page: 1336

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First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein’s general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it “a pedagogic masterpiece,” and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field’s frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites. This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book’s publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book’s original publication. The book teaches students to: Grasp the laws of physics in flat and curved spacetime Predict orders of magnitude Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics Explore applications, including neutron stars, Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, gravitational collapse, gravitational waves, cosmology, and so much more
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Grandmother Thorn

Author: Katey Howes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991386697

Category:

Page: 44

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Grandmother Thorn treasures her garden, where not a leaf, twig or pebble is allowed out of place. But when a persistent plant sprouts without her permission, Grandmother begins to unravel. "Her hair became as tangled as the vines on her fence. Her garden fell into disrepair. One morning, she did not rake the path." A dear friend, the passage of seasons, and a gift only nature can offer help Grandmother Thorn discover that some things are beyond our control, and that sweetness can blossom in unexpected places.
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Destroyed

The Thorn Chronicles

Author: Kimberly Loth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505464641

Category:

Page: 242

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Naomi had a devastating choice to make.... And she chose wrong. At least, that's how it feels back in Arkansas with Kai. She tries to remind herself that she had reasons for this choice, good ones. But as the darkness inside of her grows, she begins to doubt that she'll ever be able to feel the light again. Especially with Kai embracing his role as the Master Destroyer. Destroyers start killing Guardians. Everyone thinks that Kai is the only one who can stop it. But Naomi knows better-she alone can end it all. But how? Buy now to learn if Naomi ever finds out or if she has to watch more friends die....
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A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619634457

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4310

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down! When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
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The Science of Interstellar

Author: Kip Thorne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393351386

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9985

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).
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The Thorn of Dentonhill

Author: Marshall Ryan Maresca

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698180097

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7724

Blending vigilante justice with epic fantasy, student mage Veranix Calbert fights crime in the city of Maradaine in this fast-paced debut novel • “Veranix is Batman, if Batman were a teenager and magically talented.” —Library Journal Veranix Calbert leads a double life. By day, he’s a struggling magic student at the University of Maradaine. At night, he spoils the drug trade of Willem Fenmere, crime boss of Dentonhill and murderer of Veranix’s father. He’s determined to shut Fenmere down. With that goal in mind, Veranix disrupts the delivery of two magical artifacts meant for Fenmere's clients, the mages of the Blue Hand Circle. Using these power-filled objects in his fight, he quickly becomes a real thorn in Fenmere's side. So much so that soon not only Fenmere, but powerful mages, assassins, and street gangs all want a piece of “The Thorn.” And with professors and prefects on the verge of discovering his secrets, Veranix’s double life might just fall apart. Unless, of course, Fenmere puts an end to it first. Explore the back alleys of the city in this street-level fantasy adventure, the first novel of the Maradaine series. Then see Maradaine from a new perspective, with Maresca's second, concurrent series set in the same city: A Murder of Mages begins the Maradaine Constabulary novels, featuring an unlikely partnership of two detectives in the city’s constabulary.
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Jungle Thorn

Author: Norma Youngberg

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572589795

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6406

This is the story of a young girl named Kondima in the mountains of Borneo. While playing with the village children in the jungle, she meets with misfortune. Her accident requires a trip to Singapore where doctors are able to restore her to good health. During this whole adventure, she learns about Jesus as her personal friend, and wants to show others. As a result, she ends up converting a large part of her village.
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