For use in schools and libraries only. In 1921 in Dillon, Texas, twelve-year-old Rose Lee sees trouble threatening her community when the whites decide to take the land there for a park and forcibly relocate black families to an ugly stretch of territory outside town.
Author: John L. Fiala
Publisher: Timber Pr
Release Date: 1988
Father John L. Fiala devoted 10 years to this book, a unique treatise that is both a scholarly monograph and a personal tribute to the beauty of lilacs. Since going out of print, it has become almost impossible to obtain at a reasonable price. Sometime in the future a revision and expansion of his work will appear, but in the meantime we have released this facsimile paperback reprint in response to extraordinary demand. It includes the 398 color photographs from the first edition and makes Fr. Fiala's work again accessible.
Author: G. Brender à Brandis
Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill
Release Date: 1995
Patrick Lima's books and his articles in Harrowsmith magazine are considered required reading by garden enthusiasts across Canada. G. Brender à Brandis is a renowned wood engraver who has taught botanical art at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton. This book is their collaboration, a celebration of the beauty of flowers through Patrick Lima's fascinating commentaries and G. Brender à Brandis's elegant engravings. Perfect for both gardeners and those who delight in the delicate craft of the engraver, Portraits of Flowers is a unique collection of inspired portraits.
Author: Danny Wallace
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Tom got a note from his grilfriend. It says she hasn't left him, but she's gone. But where the hell is she? When is she coming back? And what is Tom supposed to do in the meantime? With each new clue to Hayley’s whereabouts, Tom is forced to question whether he truly knows his girlfriend at all. Because who is Hayley really, anyway? Who is this other strange girl following him? And who, for that matter, is Tom Ditto?
Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank. Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case. Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Russell Page
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Russell Page was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in Europe. This is his classic text describing his training and the making of his many and celebrated gardens. Written in clear, elegant prose, illustrated with a substantial photographic section, this edition boasts pictures by Marina Schinz of Russell Page's gardens in a more mature form and hitherto unpublished photographs from the author's files with a foreword and captions by Fred Whitsey, gardening correspondent to the Daily Telegraph.
Charming, romantic, and painted with gorgeous Regency detail, Karla Hocker’s romances will delight readers from the very first page. Having risen from the squalor of London's back alleys to be the darling of Drury Lane, Meg Fletcher was indeed the consummate actress. And it takes all her considerable skills to conceal her shock when she learns she was actually the legitimate daughter—and heir—of Sir Richard Carswell, an aging baronet. Determined to learn why her mother fled her husband in terror all those years ago, Meg journeys to Carswell Hall. There, in addition to the scandalized servants and a very surprised papa, she encounters the extremely unsettling Earl of Stanbrook, a deliciously handsome rake who seems intent on proving that her innocence was the most intriguing act of all! Philip Rutland, the Earl of Stanbrook, was not at all amused when he saw the actress he'd been intending to seduce putting on airs at Carswell Hall in the role of virtuous, prodigal daughter. There was only one way a girl of her station could have come so far in the world. She might enjoy pretending she wasn't to be won over with a few baubles, but he knew she was his for the taking. It would be trickier now that he knew she was of the Quality, but every gentleman understood there were ways to bend the rules when wooing a scandalous lady.
Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the first American flapper.” Their romance transformed a symbol of glamour and spectacle of the Jazz Age. When Zelda cracked up, not long after the stock market crash of 1929, Scott remained loyal to her through a nightmare of later breakdowns and final madness. Sally Cline brings us a trenchantly authentic voice through Zelda’s own highly autobiographical writings and hundreds of letters she wrote to friends and family, publishers and others. New medical evidence and interviews with Zelda’s last psychiatrist suggest that her “insanity” may have been less a specific clinical condition than the product of the treatment she endured for schizophrenia and her husband’s devastating alcoholism. In narrating Zelda’s tumultuous life, Cline vividly evokes the circle of Jazz Age friends that included Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, and H. L. Mencken. Her exhaustive research and incisive analysis animate a profoundly moving portrait of Zelda and provide a convincing context to the legacy of her tragedy.
PINK CHABLIS and the Lady in Blue, a book written by Ellen O'Brien. In the year 1960, the Pope was to reveal the 3rd secret of Fatima but he refused to do so. A dark agenda began to emerge. The decade as it unfolded became known as the turbulent 1960s; spawned by a tiny group of Luciferians. Sarah ran away from an abusive father and spiraled down into a dark world of drugs and alcohol. Her search for utopia was met with the fist of death. Through Divine intervention she survived. Later she married and moved to a small town in California's wine country. The dark intriques of the past dogged her every step. They would shake her world, and change her life forever.