The Silver Star

A Novel

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451661541

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

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Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a life-shattering experience. Reprint.
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The Silver Star

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471129101

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9423

A stunning, heartbreaking novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world - a triumph of imagination and storytelling. It is 1970. 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman who 'flees every place she's ever lived at the first sign of trouble', takes off to 'find herself'. She leaves the girls enough money for food to last a month or two. But when Bean gets home from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz board a bus from California to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying antebellum mansion that has been in the family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean discovers who her father was and learns many stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, so Liz and Bean start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Madox, foreman of the mill in town, a big man who bullies workers, tenants and his wife. Bean adores her whip-smart older sister, inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, non-conformist. But when school starts in the autumn, it is Bean who easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens between Liz and Maddox... 'Tragic and comic at the same time... an outrageous story, one that will break your heart' Sunday Independent 'There isn't a shred of self-pity in this deeply compassionate book' Marie Claire ***Half Broke Horses (S&S, 2009) 'Has immense power and readibility... What it does with aplomb is to track the birth of a nation: the conjuring of modern America from a scorched, dusty wasteland' The Times
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The Silver Star

A Novel

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145166155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2302

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls’ gripping new novel that "transports us with her powerful storytelling...She contemplates the extraordinary bravery needed to confront real-life demons in a world where the hardest thing to do may be to not run away" (O, The Oprah Magazine). It is 1970 in a small town in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that’s been in Charlotte’s family for generations. An impetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, and the sisters start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Liz is whip-smart—an inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist. But when school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox. Jeannette Walls has written a deeply moving novel about triumph over adversity and about people who find a way to love each other and the world, despite its flaws and injustices.
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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3017

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
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Night of the Silver Stars

Author: William R. Phillips

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312996819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7238

Describes the February 1968 North Vietnamese attack on Lang Vei, a battle in which two dozen Green Berets and several hundred indigenous soldiers held off a vastly overwhelming force. Reprint.
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Black Gun, Silver Star

The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves

Author: Art T. Burton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803205414

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 4332

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of ?eight notable Oklahomans,? the ?most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country.? That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Bucking the odds (?I?m sorry, we didn?t keep black people?s history,? a clerk at one of Oklahoma?s local historical societies answered a query), Art T. Burton sifts through fact and legend to discover the truth about one of the most outstanding peace officers in late nineteenth-century America?and perhaps the greatest lawman of the Wild West era. ø Fluent in Creek and other southern Native languages, physically powerful, skilled with firearms, and a master of disguise, Reeves was exceptionally adept at apprehending fugitives and outlaws, and his exploits were legendary in Oklahoma and Arkansas. A finalist for the 2007 Spur Award, sponsored by the Western Writers of America, Black Gun, Silver Star tells Bass Reeves?s story for the first time and restores this remarkable figure to his rightful place in the history of the American West.
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The Cinnamon Bear in the Adventure of the Silver Star

Author: Rick Lewis,Veronica Marzilli,Glanville (CRT) Heisch

Publisher: Beautiful America Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780898028409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Maybeland and Cinnamon Bear come to life in this colorfully illustrated picture book based on the 1937 radio show.
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Half Broke Horses

A True-Life Novel

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416586296

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2894

The author offers a novel based on the life of her grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who learned to break horses in childhood, journeyed 500 miles on a pony as a teen to become a teacher, and ran a vast ranch in Arizona with her husband while raising two children, including Rosemary Smith Walls, portrayed in the author's acclaimed The Glass Castle. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A New York Times Best Book of the Year.
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Wish Upon a Silver Star

Author: Marthella Adams

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617773506

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 6155

Jasmine Harvey has enough on her plate dealing with the loss of her parents. The epidemic that is sweeping eastern Oregon in the late 1890s claimed their lives and their son, Eddy's, faith. He not only blames his parents for leaving him, but he blames God as well. Nothing Jasmine does seems to make a difference in her brother's bitter attitude. She begins to feel hope when the handsome and widowed Sheriff Grady Hanson approaches her with a request to school his young twins until the new teacher arrives in town. With just her and Eddy to keep up the ranch their father worked so hard to build, she doesn't know if she has time to teach the children. When Sheriff Hanson suggests he take over the work of checking the cattle and doing repairs needed around the ranch as payment, she readily agrees. The twins quickly find a place in Jasmine's heart, as does their father. When Jasmine's cattle start disappearing, will the sheriff be able to fulfill his promise of solving the case and returning the cattle? Will God grant her Wish upon a Silver Star to renew her brother's faith and bring love and happiness back into their lives?
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Jane Wolfe

The Cefalu Diaries 1920-1923

Author: Jane Wolfe,Temple Of the Silver Star

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997668636

Category:

Page: N.A

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A fascinating look into the training undertaken by Jane Wolfe, a student of Aleister Crowley, at the Abbey of Thelema in Cefalu, Sicily. This book collects the bulk of Wolfe's surviving diary entries from Cefalu, most of which were typed, complete with handwritten commentary from Crowley on many pages. The diary is presented in grayscale facsimile format. Compiled and Introduced by Dr. David Shoemaker.
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Silver Star: Graphite Edition

Author: Jack Kirby

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905559

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 157

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Legendary artist Jack Kirby first conceptualized Silver Star in the mid-1970s as a movie screenplay, complete with illustrations to sell the idea to Hollywood. Too far ahead of its time for Tinseltown, Jack instead adapted his -Visual Novel- as a six-issue mini-series for Pacific Comics in the early 1980s, making it the last original creation of his career. Now, in Silver Star: Graphite Edition, -King- Kirby's final, great series is collected at last, this time reproduced from his powerful, un-inked pencil art! Read the complete story of Homo-Geneticus, the New Breed of humanity that spawns both hero (Silver Star) and villain (the nefarious Darius Drumm), leading to one of the most action-packed narratives and spellbinding climaxes ever conceived on a comics page!
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Heroes

Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307530817

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 144

View: 345

Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero. Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored my many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis’s life.
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The Silver Linings Playbook

A Novel

Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429960236

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G. A New York Times bestseller, The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal. During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy. When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year's Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their "contract." All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining. In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.
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Remember Them Kindly

Some Filipinos During World War II

Author: Leonardo Q. Nuval

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789715016780

Category: Heroes

Page: 254

View: 3581

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The Silver Bear

Author: Derek Haas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942869

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5746

When you need to get rid of a Presidential candidate, you need THE SILVER BEAR. Columbus, the most respected and feared hitman in the criminal underworld, has killed many times using many weapons, including his bare hands. An assassin at the top of his profession, immune to the pressure of his chosen life, gliding silently beneath the view of law enforcement, he is what the Russians call a Silver Bear. When Columbus takes the contract on a congressman running for President, he discovers that his quarry is tied to his own mysterious past. Soon, he's fighting to stay alive - and to make sure his target does not . . .
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Justice for a Ranger

Author: Rita Herron

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459222679

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A TEXAS FAMILY DIVIDED—AND REUNITED Rugged Texas Ranger Cole McKinney, abandoned by his father, hated the thought of helping his half brothers. Also Rangers, they'd called him back to Justice, Texas, to help solve two murder cases…cases with their father as the prime suspect. Solving these crimes could help mend the wounds of Cole's past. Maybe even clear his so-called father's name… Gorgeous, curvy and whip-smart, Joey Hendricks came to Justice as the governor's special investigator. Working the cases with Cole caused their emotions to burn so hot, a fiery night in bed might be their only release. But Joey's own family secrets in Justice could blow her one chance for love—and these murders—sky high.
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Star of Silver Spires

School Friends

Author: Ann Bryant

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1474917542

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8499

Mia's ambition is to be a real musician. She'd love to enter a song she's written in the Silver Spires Star contest, but then she'd have to play live onstage too. And performing in public is her biggest fear ever - can she find the courage to overcome it? "Refreshing, fun and really re-readable!" - CITV
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The Fox and the Star

Author: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992085

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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From the award-winning designer of the iconic Penguin Hardcover Classics comes a beautifully illustrated fable about loss, friendship, and courage The Fox and the Star is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest. Illuminated by Star’s rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain—until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark. To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows—a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and the art of William Blake, The Fox and the Star is a heartwarming, hopeful tale which comes alive through Bickford-Smith’s beloved illustrations, guiding readers both young and grown to “look up beyond your ears.”
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The Silver Six

Author: AJ Lieberman,Darren Rawlings

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545600170

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5644

A group of orphans on the run search for a new home among the stars. When a group of orphans discover they have a common connection, plucky heroine Phoebe leads them in a daring escape from their orphanage to an uninhabited moon. But their idyllic paradise is shattered when the powerful corporate boss who caused the deaths of their parents sends a relentless henchman to track them down. Now, with nowhere left to turn and tired of being on the run, these resourceful kids decide there's only one thing left to do: Fight back!
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