Description : A beautifully illustrated story of freedom, music, and seeking refuge. A small group of refugees is crowded on to a boat on the sea. They share their stories as the boat travels towards the dream of safety and freedom. One boy, Rami, has brought his violin, and his story of how the violin was invented, and of a stallion that could run like the wind, weaves through the other stories, bringing them all together into a celebration of hope and of the power of music and story. A very special, beautifully illustrated, fable for all who strive to understand, and to stand together with, those around them. Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels such as Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and Scarlet Ibis and A Story Like the Wind is her lyrical and unforgettable response to the refugee crisis, which will linger on in the mind long after reading. Beautiful charcoal illustrations from Jo Weaver give this book a very special feel and make it a perfect gift.
Description : This is a story of an almost vanished Africa; a world of myth and magic in which the indigenous peoples of the continent lived for uncountable centuries before the Europeans came to shatter it. The main character is a boy who has a relationship with this Africa not unlike Kipling's Kim with the antique world of India. François Joubert, whose Huguenot ancestors settled in Africa three hundred years ago, lives as a solitary child on his father's farm. 'Hunter's Drift'. Here, in the far interior of Africa, he experiences the wonder and mystery of an ageless, natural primitive life, his perception of it heightened by the influence of three people in particular - his Bushman nurse, the head herdsman of the local Matabele clan (his father's chosen partners in the pioneering of Hunter's Drift), and a hunter of legendary fame, now the chief ranger of a vast game reserve nearby. François' meeting with an untamed Bushman, Xhabbo, whose intuitive teaching nourishes his spirit; his strange pilgrimage to the distant krall of a powerful witch-doctor; his dramatic encounter and relationship with the daughter of a retired colonial governor; all are examples of African point and European counterpoint, in a highly original theme, moving to a strangely presaged and omened climax.
Description : Young Francois Joubert, living in the remote region bordering the Kalahari Desert, thrills to the wonder of the still-primitive land until his idyllic world is shattered by the political violence of contemporary Africa
Description : Recounts the days of the Indian wars when the U.S. Cavalry repeatedly tried to subdue the great warriors led by Cochise and, later, Geronimo
Description : When David moves to a small town in the mountains, he’s looking for stability and a fresh start for his children. What he stumbles into instead is a lakeside murder investigation. Meanwhile, his debauched, soon-to-be-ex wife Tara becomes entangled in the dark world of illicit substances, black market remedies, and a mysterious stranger named Johnnie. Who is this man and why is he so interested in Tara and her children? What did David witness on the lake the night he arrived and how is it connected to the people he left behind? Can he put the pieces together . . . before it’s too late?
Description : Listen to the leaves rustling. Hear the wind building. These could the first signs that Gideon Berlander has found you. They could be the last sounds you hear. Gideon hasn’t been the same since that terrifying night in the cave, the night he changed forever—the night he became a wind caller. But the power to call upon and control the unimaginable force of the wind it all its fury has warped him, twisted his mind, and unleashed a virtually unstoppable monster. Those who oppose Gideon are destroyed … horribly. No one can escape the wind. And no one—not even Gideon—knows what nightmarish secrets wait in its swirling grasp.
Description : What keeps a story alive for over 100 years? Good stories have a life of their own. They take hold of something inside us and grow until they must be shared. In her new book, Fly Like the Wind, Bridgette Z. Savage shares the amazing story of Fly. Based on the true tale of the horse and her rider in the American Civil War, Fly Like the Wind recounts the adventures of two life-long friends from Posey County, Indiana. A young man, George M. Barrett, and his treasured mare, Fly, join the Union Army?s Indiana 1st Calvary, 28th Regiment and travel with the rest of Company B into the deep South during the American Civil War. Their friendship and faithfulness carry them through unimaginable events. Strength of character and sense of purpose are important elements in this historic adventure. The richly illustrated book contains vintage photographs of Fly and George Barrett, as well as, thirty original illustrations by the author. Readers also learn where Fly may be found today, memorialized for future generations as only a few other courageous Civil War horses have been, such as ?Stonewall? Jackson?s Little Sorrell, Confederate General Lee?s Traveler and Union General Sheridan?s Rienzi, Woven around stories that have been told and retold for more than one hundred years, Fly Like the Wind brings Fly to life in the hearts and minds of readers of all ages.
Description : The central figure of this short story is a biker named Montana LeFandra (not his real name). I was about to say "hero" of this story, but, on thinking about it, the shoe doesn't really fit the foot. Though the teller of the story might well see himself as a hero, there's some question about whether others would. Montana swears to God the story is absolutely true. The only trouble I have with his statement is that I'm not at all sure who his God is . or how much of the story he lived himself, heard from someone else, or read about. Montana claimed to be the Founding Father of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club which started out as himself and a bunch of his biker buddies drinking, carousing with women, and spending weekends at various hideaways on the desert and in the mountains of southern California. They had so much fun that the Club gradually grew in size to over two thousand members . and also became a major management problem! How Montana handled it is a story in itself, but what he did after an all-out life and death war with Hell's Angels is another story again . all of it written as faithfully as I can remember it between these two covers.
Description : "A Story Like Truth" is based on a true-life story. It attempts to give hope and a sense of purpose to those who have been beaten down, rejected and abandoned by the very ones from whom they sought love, safety and respect. It depicts a life of struggle toward healing, and the ultimate outcome of love, kindness, compassion and generosity achieved through rescue.