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Spring Snow

Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030783431X
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Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow is the first novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Here we meet Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae. It is 1912 in Tokyo, and the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders — rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Shigekuni Honda, an aspiring lawyer and his childhood friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae, are the sons of two such families. As they come of age amidst the growing tensions between old and new, Kiyoaki is plagued by his simultaneous love for and loathing of the spirited young woman Ayakura Satoko. But Kiyoaki’s true feelings only become apparent when her sudden engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion — and leads to a love affair both doomed and inevitable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Snow Falling In Spring

Author: Moying Li
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429940788
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Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of 1966, when my elementary school headmaster hanged himself. In 1966 Moying, a student at a prestigious language school in Beijing, seems destined for a promising future. Everything changes when student Red Guards begin to orchestrate brutal assaults, violent public humiliations, and forced confessions. After watching her teachers and headmasters beaten in public, Moying flees school for the safety of home, only to witness her beloved grandmother denounced, her home ransacked, her father's precious books flung onto the back of a truck, and Baba himself taken away. From labor camp, Baba entrusts a friend to deliver a reading list of banned books to Moying so that she can continue to learn. Now, with so much of her life at risk, she finds sanctuary in the world of imagination and learning. This inspiring memoir follows Moying Li from age twelve to twenty-two, illuminating a complex, dark time in China's history as it tells the compelling story of one girl's difficult but determined coming-of-age during the Cultural Revolution. Snow Falling in Spring is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Snow Rabbit Spring Rabbit A Book Of Changing Seasons

Author: Il Sung Na
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375986014
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What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow! As with Il Sung Na's previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text—all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. It's a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons. From the Hardcover edition.

Snow Melts In Spring

Author: Deborah Vogts
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310864119
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She loves the land. Mattie Evans grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Although her family has lost their ranch, she still calls this land home. A skilled young veterinarian, she struggles to gain the confidence of the local ranchers. Fortunately, her best friend and staunchest supporter is John McCray, owner of the Lightning M Ranch. They both love the ranch, and can’t imagine living anywhere but in the Flint Hills. He’s haunted by it. Gil McCray, John’s estranged son, is a pro football player living in California. The ranch is where his mother died and where every aspect of the tallgrass prairie stirs unwanted memories of his older brother’s fatal accident. Gil decides leaving the ranch is the best solution for his ailing father and his own ailing heart. But he doesn’t count on falling in love. Falling in love isn’t an option. Or is it? When Mattie is called in to save a horse injured in a terrible accident, she finds herself unwillingly tossed into the middle of a family conflict. Secret pain, secret passions, and secret agendas play out against the beautiful landscapes as love leads to some unexpected conclusions about forgiveness and renewal.

Spring Snow

Author: 三島由紀夫
Publisher:
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The first novel of Mishima's landmark tetralogy, The Sea of fertility Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new -- fiercely loving and hating the exquisite, spirited Ayakura Satoko. He suffers in psychic paralysis until the shock of her engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion, and leads to a love affair that is as doomed as it was inevitable.

Spring Walk

Author: Virginia Brimhall Snow
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9781423638797
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Grammy takes her grandchildren on a spring walk, and they learn about the beautiful flowers that they see, and make a bouquet for their mother.

Spring Snow

Author: John McCue
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615753812
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How do we describe John McQ's poetry? Contemporary? Old fashioned? Contrary? Bizarre? Whatever, it is unique with varying topics. His opinions and observations flowing through his poetry will astound and entertain!

Footprints On A Late Spring Snow

Author: Larry L. Sayles
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468515926
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In the mid-1800’s when the northwest territories were coming into being, a special brand of men and women settled that country. Among those early settlers were rough­shod mountain men, scalleywags, murders, thieves, gamblers and occasionally, men of character and honor. The latter describes the focus of this book, one Thomas Parsons. Born as a slave, young Thomas was given his freedom in San Francisco and then shortly thereafter shanghaied for two years and abused by a sea captain. He eventually escaped and became a mountain man, business man, successful rancher and eventually a medical doctor. Throughout his life he was fair and generous with his good fortune.