The Banty House

The Banty House
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publsiher: Montlake Romance
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN: 9781542018814
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Banty House Book Excerpt:

A homeless young woman finds an unexpected family in beloved New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown's novel of healing hearts and new beginnings in a small Texas town. In the fading town of Rooster, Texas, all that's really left is a service station, a church...and the Banty House, a long-ago Depression-era brothel. For more than seventy-five years, Betsy, Connie, and Kate Carson have called their mama's house a home. The three eccentric sisters get by just fine with their homemade jams and jellies, a little moonshine on the side, and big hearts always open to strangers. Like Ginger Andrews. An abandoned teen with a baby on the way and nowhere to go, she's given a room to call her own for as long as she wants. The kind invitation is made all the sweeter when Ginger meets the sisters' young handyman, Sloan Baker. But with a past as broken as Ginger's, he's vowed never to get close to anyone again. As a season of change unfolds, Ginger and Sloan might discover a warm haven to heal in the Banty House, a place to finally belong, where hope and dreams never fade.

The Dream of Nikau Jam

The Dream of Nikau Jam
Author: Peter Hawes
Publsiher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 1775532151
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of Nikau Jam Book Excerpt:

Bursting with verbal dexterity and laugh-out-loud humour, this novel also shows compassion and warm affection for the West Coast landscape and people. Simon Fyfe, better known as Feefi - short for Fee Fi Fo Fum - is Special. He's a giant of a man (he stayed in his mother's womb for an extra month) and, most of his Westport friends would agree, he's not the full quid. But he often has thoughts the others in the Mine and at the pub call 'deep', and his knowledge of nature is unmatched. From his mother he learned the art of making jam from the fruit of the protected nikau palm, and when the conservationists from Over the Hill hit town, the trouble begins. But, out of the glorious legal and emotional tangle that results, Feefi emerges triumphant - and in love for the first time in his life.

My Sabbaticals at Grandmothers

My Sabbaticals at Grandmothers
Author: Gregory J. Bednar
Publsiher: Sabbaticals at Grandmothers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN: 1435711793
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Sabbaticals at Grandmothers Book Excerpt:

A first person account of the memoirs of an adult centering around visits to his grandmothers house as a child. The location is a small mining town in western Pennsylvania in the mid to late 1950's. Life lessons are learned, bumps bruises and injuries are acquired, personalities are forged, and the boundries between right and wrong are established.

To Be a Logger

To Be a Logger
Author: Lois Lenski
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 1504021975
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Be a Logger Book Excerpt:

A young boy growing up in the Oregon wilderness dreams of becoming a logger Little Joe has been sawing trees since he was 5 years old. A child of the Oregon hills, he spends his days scampering through the forest around his family’s cabin. Ever since he was old enough to hold an ax, he’s wanted to be a logger like his daddy. He wants to wear boots with nails on them, saw down the mightiest trees in the forest, and holler “Timber!” as they come crashing to the ground. Little Joe has logging in his blood. Finally, Little Joe is old enough for his 1st visit to a logging camp. He sees the great machines taking down trees and loading them onto trucks, and he wants to be a logger more than ever. But as he grows up, he will find there are better ways to show his love for the forest than cutting it down.

The Purse Bearer

The Purse Bearer
Author: Joe Holley
Publsiher: Wings Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1609403835
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purse Bearer Book Excerpt:

This novel explores the underbelly of the almost always politically incorrect world of politics and campaigning in Texas in the 1980s. Rose Marie "Red" Ryder made a name for herself by becoming the first female State Comptroller of Texas and she is now running to become the first woman U.S. Senator from the Lone Star State. Ryder's campaign team is a potluck of misfits and miscreants: a has-been evangelist's son who once ran a string of mobile massage parlors, veterans of the civil rights struggles, Austin lesbian activists, old-school political operatives with sterling motives and shady morals, and then there is Wily T. Foxx. Until he joined the campaign, almost entirely by accident, Wily's passion in life had been cock fighting. Now he is literally the candidate's "purse bearer," a combination body-guard/campaign worker, privy to all of the political intrigue found on the campaign trail. In a state where the dead can rise and walk to the polls, ballot boxes can grow fat in counties with more cattle than people, and the votes of common folk can be disqualified on a whim, this lively and insightful novel captures the absurd and timeless qualities of running for political office.

Seeking More of the Sky

Seeking More of the Sky
Author: Charles N. Stevens
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 1496954815
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking More of the Sky Book Excerpt:

The stories presented in this book follow the life of a young boy growing up in Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, during the 1930s. The author lived during the depression when unemployment was affecting many and banks were closed, while the clouds of war were gathering in Europe. But he was lucky enough to be raised in a loving family, the power of that love reflected throughout his stories. The day when boys would have cell phones, television, smart phones, and Ipads was in the far distant future. Boys made do with what they had--old tires, bottle caps, marbles, spools, and anything else they could find around the house, forcing them to be inventive in their play. It was a period when milkmen delivered milk in bottles, icemen brought blocks of ice for the ice box, and the sound of steam locomotives echoed through the town. These true stories take the reader back to a simpler time. Older readers may find a little of themselves in the stories while the young may be amazed by how boys lived over seventy-five years ago.

And the Rest of Alfie s Story

And the Rest of Alfie s Story
Author: Henry A. Buchanan
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2001-02-09
ISBN: 9780759601840
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Rest of Alfie s Story Book Excerpt:

After the Easterday Adventure with The Moonshiners, Alfie was a big boy growing toward manhood. He had eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and he had become responsible for his own actions. But with Ace as his Demon, and Junior as his ever-present Gadfly, Alfie found himself in frequent trouble. Mama was his Guiding Angel, though, and Papa was the Instrument of Punishment. Uncle Seeb was the Shining Ebony Light to illuminate his path. And LOVE for he discovered girls, and he yearned to be a Hero. His world was changing too, because Jody was now the Baby, and Willie and Cliff and Junior all went away to the War in Europe. He became the Man of the House when Papa was killed and he held in his hand Papas Watch, the Arbiter of Time and the Measuring Rod of Life.

American Journeys Volume Two

American Journeys Volume Two
Author: Lois Lenski
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 1415
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1504050797
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journeys Volume Two Book Excerpt:

From a Newbery Award–winning author: These seven beloved classics beautifully capture growing up and overcoming challenges across America. In her Regional America series, author and illustrator Lois Lenski presents realistic portrayals of unforgettable young people facing hardships and triumphs across the diverse United States. The Newbery Medal–winning Strawberry Girl follows day-to-day life for Birdie and her family on a berry farm in Florida, as they deal with heat, droughts, cold snaps, and difficult neighbors. In Prairie School, a young girl gets stranded at her South Dakota school by a winter storm; in Bayou Suzette, the Cajun Suzette strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Native American girl in the swamps of Louisiana; and Blue Ridge Billy is the story of a boy who dreams of playing the fiddle. Other novels follow the lives of a young farmer who wants to quit school and work on his family’s Iowa farm; an Asian-American boy adjusting to city life in San Francisco’s Chinatown; and an adolescent lumberjack in the forests of Oregon. Beyond changing the face of children’s literature, Lenski’s stories endure because of their moving and believable depictions of young people from often overlooked communities. Through her art, Lenski gives these characters a voice that continues to ring loud and clear for modern readers. This ebook includes Strawberry Girl, Prairie School, Bayou Suzette, Blue Ridge Billy, Corn-Farm Boy, San Francisco Boy, and To Be a Logger.

Dues and Charges on Shipping in Foreign Ports a manual of reference for the use of shipowners shipbrokers and shipmasters Compiled by G D U

Dues and Charges on Shipping in Foreign Ports  a manual of reference for the use of shipowners  shipbrokers  and shipmasters  Compiled by G  D  U
Author: G. D. URQUHART
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dues and Charges on Shipping in Foreign Ports a manual of reference for the use of shipowners shipbrokers and shipmasters Compiled by G D U Book Excerpt:

Life at the Ranch with Oscar the Rooster

Life at the Ranch with Oscar the Rooster
Author: Gordon Bennett
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-27
ISBN: 1973697378
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life at the Ranch with Oscar the Rooster Book Excerpt:

“That is just like a banty rooster!” Oscar loves to fight, but how do you teach an old rooster not to fight? After all, banty roosters are known to be fighters. Can Oscar change his ways? Did he ever quit fighting? Read Oscar’s story to see how his life changed! That change affected the rest of his life and may have saved his life at one point. Maybe later, you will understand the old farm saying, “That is just like a banty rooster!”

Barrelhouse Words

Barrelhouse Words
Author: Stephen Calt
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 9780252090714
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barrelhouse Words Book Excerpt:

This fascinating compendium explains the most unusual, obscure, and curious words and expressions from vintage blues music. Utilizing both documentary evidence and invaluable interviews with a number of now-deceased musicians from the 1920s and '30s, blues scholar Stephen Calt unravels the nuances of more than twelve hundred idioms and proper or place names found on oft-overlooked "race records" recorded between 1923 and 1949. From "aggravatin' papa" to "yas-yas-yas" and everything in between, this truly unique, racy, and compelling resource decodes a neglected speech for general readers and researchers alike, offering invaluable information about black language and American slang.

Seeing America

Seeing America
Author: Nancy Crocker
Publsiher: Medallion Media Group
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1605425745
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing America Book Excerpt:

Missouri, 1910. John Hartmann is graduating from high school under the critical eye of his father and has no idea what options lie beyond the family farm and his small town. When Paul Bricken, nineteen and blind, buys a brand-new Ford Model T and suggests John drive him to Yellowstone National Park, John jumps at the chance. He’s less enthusiastic about inviting Henry Brotherton, who’s loud, crude, and a bigot—but Henry’s available both as a second driver and a tough guy who might be helpful in a tight spot. As the three young men set off on their tumultuous journey, America is preparing for the fight of the century between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries—and is headed for its biggest racial upheaval since the Civil War. With Yellowstone drawing ever closer and tensions rising, Paul, John, and Henry will soon learn there is a great deal they didn’t know about the fledgling American Midwest—or about each other.

Woodsong

Woodsong
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN: 1442467142
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woodsong Book Excerpt:

Gary Paulsen has had a life as exciting as fiction! Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown off the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing.

A Good Rooster Crows Everywhere

A Good Rooster Crows Everywhere
Author: George Pattullo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Southwestern States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Rooster Crows Everywhere Book Excerpt:

The Quilt

The Quilt
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2008-12-24
ISBN: 0307543722
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quilt Book Excerpt:

1944. Wartime. A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small town near the Canadian border. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There’s plenty for the boy to do—trying to help with the chores, getting to know the dog, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens. But when his cousin Kristina goes into labor, he can’t do a thing. Instead, the house fills with women come to help and to wait, and to work on a quilt together. This is no common, everyday quilt, but one that contains all the stories of the boy’s family. The quilt tells the truth, past and future: of happiness, courage, and pain; of the greatest joy, and the greatest loss. And as they wait, the women share these memorable stories with the boy.

Coasters

Coasters
Author: Gerald Duff
Publsiher: NewSouth Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2000-10-01
ISBN: 1588380297
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coasters Book Excerpt:

Waylon McPhee moves back in with his widowered father after being "downsized" out of a job. He balances his relationship with his sisters, a married woman and the prom queen from his high school years.

Cane

Cane
Author: Jean Toomer
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN: 1513276050
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cane Book Excerpt:

A series of vignettes exploring African American life as it relates to social, political and family dynamics. For many, Cane is considered a literary masterpiece from visionary writer, Jean Toomer. He presents a diverse collection of tales with distinct and vibrant characters who populate a world that’s all too familiar. HEADLINE: Jean Toomer delivers a vivid depiction of America in the early twentieth century that centers the Black experience, consisting of family, religion, romance and race. It’s a detailed work of fiction that’s closely rooted in reality. A collection of disparate stories illustrating the challenges and motivations of Black people in the United States. The author uses poetry and imagery to create a world that’s recognizable but also unique. In “Seventh Street,” the narrative follows the happenings of a historic neighborhood with links to World War I and Prohibition. There’s also “Blood Burning Moon," which highlights a volatile love triangle that leads to tragic results. It’s an insightful read that introduces outsiders to a different point of view. Jean Toomer’s Cane is highly revered for its unique structure and compelling storytelling. It presents a brilliant contrast of rural and urban living, while acknowledging the racial disparities of both. This modern classic was crucial in establishing and cementing Toomer’s literary legacy. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Cane is both modern and readable.

Popkorn and Moonshine

Popkorn and Moonshine
Author: Danny Henderson
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN: 136540594X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popkorn and Moonshine Book Excerpt:

This is a story about a young boy that is abandoned in the hills of eastern Kentucky and how he survives to become a man.

Woman s World

Woman s World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1934-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Home economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman s World Book Excerpt:

Slaughterhouse Blues The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America

Slaughterhouse Blues  The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America
Author: Donald D. Stull,Michael J. Broadway
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1133713149
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaughterhouse Blues The Meat and Poultry Industry in North America Book Excerpt:

An expanded second edition of SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES: THE MEAT AND POULTRY INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA is now available. The authors, a cultural anthropologist and a social geographer, draw on three decades of research to present a detailed look at the modern meat and poultry industry in the United States and Canada. Following chapters on industrial beef, poultry, and pork production, SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLUES scrutinizes industry impacts on farmers and ranchers, processing workers, and on the communities that host its plants. The book details the authors' efforts to help communities plan for and mitigate the negative consequences of meat and poultry plants as well as community opposition to confined animal feeding operations. The second edition includes recent research and up-to-date information on industry and consumer trends. A new chapter, Is Meat Murder? examines the growing public concern with animal rights and animal welfare. The book concludes with a look at the health and social consequences of the present system of meat production before exploring alternatives to North America's model of industrialized meat. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.