Author: Rosanne Parry
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
From acclaimed author Rosanne Parry comes an exciting and tender friendship story about two cousins looking for their destiny. On a beautiful day in June, the ground broke open. In Japan, you’re always prepared for an earthquake. That’s why Kai knows just what to do when the first rumbles shake the earth. But he does the exact opposite of what you’re supposed to do: He runs. And then the tsunami hits. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Pacific, Kai’s cousin Jet sets sail off the coast of Astoria, Oregon. She knows she should have checked the tide—she always checks the tide. Except this time she didn’t. When the biggest mistakes of their lives bring them together, Jet and Kai spend the summer regretting that one moment when they made the wrong decision. But there’s something about friendship that heals all wounds, and together, Jet and Kai find the one thing they never thought they’d have again—hope. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Robert J. Rance
Release Date: 2011-02-08
This lively narrative describes the author's dedication to the preservation of the striped bass as well as his effort to expose the chicanery of politicians who fought to defeat management bills designs to save the fish.
Author: Eleanor H. Porter
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Like many impoverished children living in the slums of New York around the turn of the twentieth century, Margaret Kendall has faced more than her fair share of adversity in life. When a series of remarkable coincidences and events serve to reunite her with her mother, she is certain that her problems are over. But her new life back home comes with its own set of challenges and conflicts. Will this spunky protagonist be able to navigate the pitfalls of family life?
Author: Alexandra Connor
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2010-05-30
Hugely entertaining family saga set in Blackpool, in the world of boarding houses and bookies Rose Bradshaw is clever and brave, but none of the boys will look at her she has a squint. So does her father, and it hasn't stopped him from being one of Blackpool's best-known bookies; but who ever heard of a woman doing business at the races? Enter Hettie Miller, one-time neighbour of the Bradshaws but now an eligible widow. She'll pay for Rose to have her eye fixed, but not out of charity. She has her own devious reasons for returning to her well-hidden roots. Rose blossoms as a beauty and rises in society, leaving behind the ambitious boy next door who didn't think he cared until too late. Then comes World War Two, destroying all their plans but will it bring opportunites as well? Heartwarming, dramatic and full of loveable characters, this is for everyone who's ever fallen out or in love with a neighbour, or who's ever grasped at an unexpected second chance.
Author: Rosie Harris
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-03-31
She made a promise, but can she keep it? When Lucy Patterson promises her dying mother that she'll leave the comfortable home they've shared with her mother's employer, Stanley Jones, to go and live with her Aunt Flo on the other side of the Mersey, she has no idea of the terrible consequences. Life with the Flanagans in the slums of Liverpool, and Lucy's new job in a factory, are totally different from the world she has known. Mocked by her cousins and the women she works alongside, and terrified by the brutality of her uncle and the unwelcome attentions of her cousin Frank, Lucy is desperately unhappy. And then one day, the worst happens and Lucy finds herself homeless, friendless and destitute. It seems there's only one person in the world willing to help her. But can she break her promise to her mother? Or should she accept that there's only one place a girl in her situation can go ...?
Author: C. R. Veitch
Release Date: 2002-01-01
This collection of 52 papers and 21 abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation. As more eradications are attempted worldwide, it is increasingly important that lessons are learned from each and every one of these attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful. This publication is intended to share with a wider audience the insights and practical experience gained.
Lola Bannon has trusted San Francisco Police Detective Del Mason with her life—and her mending heart. But the tumultuous arrival of Del’s sensuous and charismatic ex, Janet, plays on her deepest insecurities. Even though Del dismisses Janet’s histrionic pleas for help as transparent manipulation, Lola feels on shaky ground. Hoping that Janet is gone for good, Lola devotes herself to research for her new novel while Del takes on a perplexing new case for the department. Then a violent turn in the investigation shatters the future they had only just begun to believe in. Will two lovers turn their backs on each other when they need each other the most?