The Secret Pond

Author: Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1642470031

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 6662

Grieving over the loss of her family and feeling like her life is unraveling, Lindsey McDermott quits her job, gets a puppy, and retreats to her grandparents’ home in the Texas Hill Country. She spends her solitary days walking childhood trails and reminiscing, trying to reconcile the conflict within her as she struggles with survivor’s guilt. After the death of her husband, Hannah Larson needs a change. At the suggestion of her mother-in-law—and against her better judgment—she and her son Jack move to tiny Utopia and into her husband’s grandmother’s house. When Jack and Lindsey form an unlikely friendship, Hannah reluctantly joins them and the three spend the summer swimming and healing as laughter eventually replaces tears. After Jack goes back to school, Hannah assumes their summer fun is over. Instead, Lindsey continues to come around and now—as they find themselves alone—Hannah realizes just how close they’ve become. Soon, she finds herself struggling with her feelings as their friendship threatens to shift into something much deeper…something she fears she won’t be able to fight. Something she fears she won’t want to fight. A story of grief and healing…a story of love.
Posted in Fiction

Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond

Author: Steve Voake

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763640093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 87

View: 2928

Daisy wants to swim in the local pond and take pictures of the otters for a school project, but when rain clouds move in, she worries that she may not get her pictures in time.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Wishing Pond

Author: Princess Bazzell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524656755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5801

King Silas and Queen Isabella couldnt be more pleased with their kingdom. They had nearly anything and everything a king and queen needed, but they were sad. What is it that made them so unhappy? And will the king and queen ever become happy again?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Daisy Dawson at the Beach

Author: Steve Voake

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763654590

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7821

School’s out for Daisy Dawson, and things couldn’t be any better. Imagine a whole summer at the beach, full of sand, sun, and surfing! And now that she’s making new animal friends - a crab named Pinchy who likes to dance and two fun-loving rabbits named Rabsy and Raberta - her vacation promises to be all the more exciting. But when Daisy hears a call for help from the bottom of the sea, she finds a dolphin in deep trouble, caught in old fishing nets. Will Daisy and her friends be able to save the dolphin before it’s too late?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Work the Pond!

Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life

Author: Darcy Rezac,Judy Thomson,Gayle Hallgren

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101483962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5963

Networking requires you to "kiss a lot of frogs" (i.e., meet a lot of people) to find your "princes"-those precious few who can make a difference in your life. But the real secret to networking is discovering what you can do for someone else. Networking guru Darcy Rezac helps redefine networking-his "what can I do for you?" approach has helped thousands overcome their fear of networking and find more success. Rezac uses his trademarked 7-step N.E.T.W.O.R.K. process to help readers avoid the "toads" and make the right connections-in business and in life. N: Never leave home without one's business cards E: Establish, exchange, engage-simple techniques that really work T: Travel in pairs-how to have more fun networking W:"Work the pond"-practice Positive Networking and use time wisely O: Opportunity is everywhere-discover "small-worlds" connections R: Repeat, repeat, repeat-the more networking one does, the better one gets K: Keep it going-the art of follow-up and relationship-building
Posted in Business & Economics

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547550294

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 249

View: 1809

In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Shallow Pond

Author: Alissa Grosso

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738730718

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 326

View: 996

"High school senior 'Babie' Bunting is constantly mistaken for her two older sisters, and when her oldest sister comes down with a mysterious illness, Babie and fellow orphan Zach Faraday discover the unimaginable truth about her family"--
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Ingredient

Author: Laura Schaefer,Sujean Rim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442419601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5709

While working at her grandmother's Madison, Wisconsin, teashop, fourteen-year-old Annie hears of a scone cook-off, for which the prize is an all-expense paid trip to London for tea, and enlists Genna and Zoe to help her win.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

Author: Christopher Scotton

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455551937

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1343

Timely and timeless, this is a dramatic and deeply moving novel about an act of violence in a small, Southern town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion. After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky. Medgar is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the "company" and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses a brutal hate crime, a sequence is set in play that tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. Redemptive and emotionally resonant, THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man. His story is one with a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community. *Includes Reading Group Guide*
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In the Name of the Father

Author: Gerri Hill

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1594938989

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 2127

Dallas Homicide Detectives Tori Hunter and Samantha Kennedy investigate the murder of a Catholic priest who is found naked and strangled to death. A sex scandal threatens to erupt and cover-ups are soon revealed as their only suspect is found shot dead—mere hours after the murder. Soon details of the murder begin to surface and the secret life of a well-loved priest is exposed. Lies and deceptions unfold as the detectives work to solve the case—even as their superiors demand it be closed.
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The Secret Pool

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459239792

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 774

Her quiet life was thrown into turmoil Calm and capable—those were the words used to sum up Francesca. Certainly she had plenty to cope with, looking after the home she shared with three elderly aunts and working at the local hospital. Yet she dealt with it all with her usual quiet efficiency and believed her life was complete…until Dr. Litrik van Rijgen arrived! Having taken the trouble to track her down while she was enjoying a holiday in Holland, he seemed to have other plans for her. But was she really willing to let him take over her life and possibly her heart?
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The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429994682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4304

An amazing secret has tumbled off a freight train into Carter, Georgia, and Owen Jester is the only person who knows about it. If he can simply manage to evade his grandfather's snappish housekeeper, organize his two best friends, and keep his nosy neighbor, Viola, at bay, he just might be in for the summer of a lifetime. With her trademark wit and easy charm, Barbara O'Connor spins a fantastic fable of friends, enemies, and superbly slimy bullfrogs. This title has Common Core connections.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Pool

Author: Kimberly Ridley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780884484943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 3193

You might walk right by a vernal pool and not notice it. Often mistaken for mere puddles in the woods, vernal pools are the source of life for many interesting creatures. These secret pools form every year when low places on the forest floor fill up with rain and melted snow. They soon become home to hatching wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and fairy shrimp. Even in late summer and fall, creatures such as turtles and snakes rely on these places for shelter and food.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Reflections on a Secret Pond

A Short Reflection on Life, Death and Rebirth

Author: Sally Evans

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 9781848767102

Category: Bereavement

Page: 80

View: 4106

This book will take you on a journey into the beauty of nature as you reflect on life, death and rebirth through Anna’s imaginary world of the secret pond. The reader is plunged into the drama played out below the surface – avalanches, earthquakes and a mini apocalypse!Grieving the death of her grandma, Anna finds spiritual comfort in the turbulent world of central pond characters Norris Newt, Tom Toad, Bovis Beetle and, in particular, the mysterious connection between her grandma’s death and the metamorphosis of Della the dragonfly.Boundaries of imagination and reality blur as Anna becomes cocooned in her fantasy world where time no longer exists and death becomes the gateway to new life. The words and the illustrations, painted by author Sally, blend to create a soothing escape for young people and adults facing the emotional trials of life.Reflections On A Secret Pond is a work of fantasy fiction, inspired by Jonathan Livingston Seagull. “The author, Richard Bach, changed my life – I’d like to believe my book will do the same for others,” says Sally. Based on personal experience, the book is aimed at anyone who has suffered a sudden bereavement and is looking for answers.
Posted in Bereavement

The Secret Wishing Pond

Author: Princess Bazzell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524656755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6449

King Silas and Queen Isabella couldnt be more pleased with their kingdom. They had nearly anything and everything a king and queen needed, but they were sad. What is it that made them so unhappy? And will the king and queen ever become happy again?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way!

Author: Steve Voake,Jessica Meserve

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763642940

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 98

View: 7371

After rescuing a butterfly trapped in a spider's web, Daisy Dawson discovers that she can now understand everything animals say, which comes in handy when her favorite farm dog, Boom, goes missing. Reprint.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Pond

Author: Claire-Louise Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399575901

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8055

"A tour de force fiction debut, darkly humorous and utterly original, in which the habits and observations of a solitary young woman illuminate her inner life with uncanny, irresistible intimacy"--
Posted in Fiction

Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Author: Curt Stager

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292177

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 1427

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea. More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee. Through decades of firsthand investigations, Stager examines the significance of our impacts on some of the world’s most iconic inland waters. Along the way he discovers the stories these lakes contain about us, including our loftiest philosophical ambitions and our deepest myths. For him, lakes are not only mirrors reflecting our place in the natural world but also windows into our history, culture, and the primal connections we share with all life. Beautifully observed and eloquently written, Stager’s narrative is filled with strange and enchanting details about these submerged worlds—diving insects chirping underwater like crickets, African crater lakes that explode, and the growing threats to some of our most precious bodies of water. Modern science has demonstrated that humanity is an integral part of nature on this planet, so intertwined with it that we have also become an increasingly powerful force of nature in our own right. Still Waters reminds us how beautiful, complex, and vulnerable our lakes are, and how, more than ever, it is essential to protect them.
Posted in Nature

Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of Ameica

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393349403

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4968

A native Briton describes America and its citizens through his English eyes, humorously questioning their choices in bumper stickers, use of adjectives and superlatives and their overall lack of appreciation for the teapot.
Posted in History

Burntown

A Novel

Author: Jennifer McMahon

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385541376

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9990

On the surface, Ashford, Vermont, seems like a quaint New England college town, but to those who live among the shadowy remains of its abandoned mills and factories, and beneath its towering steel bridges, it's known as Burntown. Eva Sandeski, who goes by the name Necco on the street, has been a part of Burntown's underworld for years, ever since the night her father, Miles, drowned in a flood that left her and her mother, Lily, homeless. A respected professor, Miles was also an inventor of fantastic machines, including one so secret that the plans were said to have been stolen from Thomas Edison's workshop. According to Lily, this machine got Miles murdered. Necco has always written off this claim as the fevered imaginings of a woman consumed by grief. But when Lily also dies under mysterious circumstances, and Necco's boyfriend is murdered, she's convinced her mother was telling the truth. Now, on the run from a man called Snake Eyes, Necco must rely on other Burntown outsiders to survive. As the lives of these misfits intersect, and as the killer from the Sandeski family's past draws ever closer, a story of edge-of-your-seat suspense begins to unfurl with classic Jennifer McMahon twists and turns.
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