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Flesh On The Bone

Author: Karen Schutte
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ISBN: 9780990409502
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The third novel in a trilogy, Flesh on the Bone picks up the story of the married children of the first two books. Jake and Raisa Kessel emigrated with their respective parents as seven and eight-year-old children in 1907. Their immigrant parents came to this country with only the "flesh on their bones." They struggled to make their own way even with all America had to offer. Now, Jake and Raisa are hungry for new horizons and head east to Michigan during the Roaring Twenties. It doesn't take long to run headlong into the Great Depression, mounting debt and soup lines. Jake has to make fast money to get his family out of Michigan and back to Wyoming.

Seed Of The Volga

Author: Karen Schutte
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1622950798
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When Princess Theraisa Von Steiner discovers she is with child soon after the tragic death of her beloved David Ritter, there is no match for the trepidation that consumes her soul. Her Aunt Louisa advises her to travel to the Volga to have the child in secret. Little did they know that the journey would be so perilous and that the child would be the one responsible for bringing the Steiner bloodline to America at the turn of the century. Based on the true story of the author's family, the book captures the tale of her ancestors' journey to the German settlements along the Volga River in Russia.

The Ticket

Author: Karen L Schutte
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ISBN: 9780990409564
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Destined to a life of servitude, Karl Kessel, a turn-of-the-century German immigrant from a Danube Swabian settlement in Surtschin, Yugoslavia receives an unexpected gift of The Ticket, to America. Grasping his dream he leaves behind his young wife, Katja and two small sons. Karl boards the KronPrinz Wilheim and sails for a country he knows nothing about, only that it promises the opportunity he covets. When he arrives in America, he becomes consumed and obsessed with the unwavering desire to be the owner of a farm-to be his own man. Over a year later, when Katja steps off a train with their sons in the wilds of sparsely settled Wyoming, she questions, ''Is this where I am to spend my life? '' Katja soon discovers that it is not only the geography of her situation which will make her life difficult, as she gives everything her husband demands of her, but it is never enough. In her debut historical novel, the first of a trilogy, Karen Schutte spins a compelling family story woven with rich historical detail. Her nuanced and unvarnished narrative exposes the harsh realities of life in the last century and many memorable events as the Kessels made their journey of life. The Ticket is an unforgettable and touching account of a true American family, filled with ambition, promises, love, loss, and ultimately, a legacy of survival.

The Winds Of War

Author: R. L. Jones.
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ISBN: 1537835548
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Now that the Legions of Rome have managed to gain a foothold on the Island, they have named, their Provincia Brittaniae, so must the try to capture the Hold -fasts, of the rest of the Tribes, and those who are still resisting their rule. One such are the Iceni, and its King Prasutagus and his Queen Boudicca. However, there is anew Emperor on the throne in Rome, and Nero has demanded a census, to see if this Island at the far end of the Empire is wrth keeping the legions there. However, he has also given his generals another task. Them must destroy every Druid they can find. Now the general has the druids bottled up on their holy island of Mona Insulis, and the stage is set for the coming of the Boudiga.

40 Days Of Dating

Author: Timothy Goodman
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 1613127154
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“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

The Family

Author: David Laskin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101638044
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The author of the The Children’s Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of his ancestors: revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, scholars and farmers, tycoons and truck drivers. The Family is a deeply personal, dramatic, and emotional account of people caught in a cataclysmic time in world history. A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshivatown at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their sons and daughter to carry family traditions into future generations. But the social and political crises of our time decreed otherwise. The torrent of history took the scribe’s family down three very different roads. One branch immigrated to America and founded the fabulously successful Maidenform Bra Company; another went to Palestine as pioneers and participated in the contentious birth of the state of Israel; the third branch remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of the Nazi occupation. With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin brings to life the upheavals of the twentieth century through the story of one family, three continents, two world wars, and the rise and fall of nations.

Hand Lettering God S Love

Author: Margaret Feinberg
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9780764231780
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Learn to Hand Letter as You Draw Nearer to God You are gifted, and now is the time to unleash your giftedness. This interactive book provides a step-by-step guide to the art of hand lettering. The best part: no experience needed. Your friends Margaret and Jessica will guide you every brush stroke of the way. You'll learn techniques to create your own word art through easy-to-follow projects, prompts, and exercises. And you'll do it all while reflecting on the beauty of Scripture and inspiring devotions. This is a fun, delightful way to reawaken to God's love for you. In this book you'll discover: · training on how to craft each letter of the alphabet in lower and upper cases · strategies for connecting letters, adding flourishes, and developing your personal style · specific instruction on how to create beautiful, framed word art · devotionals to ground you in the fierce love of God · guidance to complete 12 stunning projects May Hand Lettering God's Love encourage you, inspire you, and spark joy in your journey of faith.

Hope And Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author: Laila Lalami
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156030878
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Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger. Reprint.

Akata Warrior

Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101598980
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The newest novel by the author of Akata Witch and the forthcoming Marvel comic book series about Shuri, Black Panther's sister! “The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Speak A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanity. Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.

The Bone Garden

Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345502223
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This ebook edition contains a special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s I Know a Secret. Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in the dazzling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil–human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time. Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even this ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city–from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Brahmin power–on the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected . . . and who waits for his next lethal opportunity. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date. "The story, which digs up a dark Boston of times long past, entices readers to keep turning pages long after their bedtimes."—Kirkus Reviews (starred)