Amber Waves of Grain

Rising gallantly to the crown of a distant hill, as if riding the crest of an ocean wave, she continued her epic struggle, slowly, but proudly, cutting her way through the precious amber waves of grain. Glancing over at Allie and her ...

Author: Stafford O. Chenevert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462855261

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The Westing Game

“ O beautiful for spacious skies , ' ” Sydelle began to sing , “ For purple waves of grain . ” ” “ Not purple , ” Angela corrected her , “ amber . “ For amber waves of grain . ” ” Amber ! JUDGE FORD PACED the floor .

Author: Ellen Raskin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593204504

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A Newbery Medal Winner For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense. Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book
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Interface Race

the way to the horizon, amber waves bristling in the early heat. ... The wheat grew close around it now, increasing its isolation and look of abandonment. The roof had holes, the windows of the ... Amber waves, of grain all around her.

Author: Michael Hollister

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449053895

Category: Fiction

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Mark Olmstead is a young pest control exterminator whose company, Eco PC, becomes politically incorrect in the ultra green yet polluted city of Portland, where he is besieged by animal rights protesters, including the Militant Insect Alliance, who spank him with fly swatters. He moves back to rural eastern Oregon and commutes, only to find that his hometown Morehead Gap is now mostly owned by his new landlord, Wes Titus, a politically correct developer from Portland. The town church has decayed, is infested by vermin and occupied by Waldo Ralph, an old hippie who has reconsecrated the structure as the ecocentric Church of Highs, a refuge for wildlife where he grows medical marijuana in the basement. While trying to make enough money to buy a house, Mark courts a former classmate, Sally Chan, who is half Chinese, and takes a side job as an illegal marijuana distributor, involving him with violent hippies, a black drug gang, Islamic terrorists, political assassins, the FBI and a cabal of computer hackers playing God in real life through an Internet video game called Oz and the Flying Monkeys. Mark is targeted for deletion by the Monkeys when he turns informer and he suspects that one of the Monkeys is Yakov Tete, a radical professor visiting his neighbor Diana Hartfield, a book editor vacationing from New York.
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Her Amber Waves of Grain

This is an action 'chiller' in which Cyndi Rhodes and her two children, Josh and Jeremy, are separated from their husband/father, Brian Rhodes, while he is in Washington consulting with the Defense Department following chemical destruction ...

Author: Marti LeMieux

Publisher: Writers Club Press

ISBN: 0595189237

Category: Fiction

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This is an action 'chiller' in which Cyndi Rhodes and her two children, Josh and Jeremy, are separated from their husband/father, Brian Rhodes, while he is in Washington consulting with the Defense Department following chemical destruction of America's crops. The live in Arizona but have a farm in Iowa where Cyndi takes the children for vacation while Brian is in Washington. Brian is an expert in chemical/biological warfare. Iraqi terrorists are behind the crop destruction as well as subsequent Anthrax poisoning of 100,000+ Americans in 15 cities. The President is trigger happy to destroy Iraq and wants Brian killed as do the terrorists, before he lets the truth be known. Both the terrorists and thePresident want to see the Iraqi government overthrown. Cyndi has to deal with the food shortage as well as a psycho cop who falls in love with her and, mercenaries sent by the President to kill she and the children, presuming them to be hostile. Cyndi and Brian employ their wits, not only to survive, but to locate each other and ultimately let the truth be known. Continuous intrigue. Frightening to think that this scenario could occur in America.
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Boys Life

We sing of her "amber waves of grain," her "purple mountain majesties," her "fruited plain." Yes, America is beautiful. But it won't remain beautiful unless we protect her, unless we learn to conserve her natural resources — her outdoor ...

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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Boys Life

We sing of her "amber waves of grain," her "purple mountain majesties," her "fruited plain." Yes, America is beautiful. But she won't remain beautiful unless we protect her, unless we learn to conserve her natural resources — her ...

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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The Oxygen Murder

“They're all still on this wheat farm in Nashville, Kansas.” She paused. “Not Tennessee. Kansas. It was such a stereotype, I couldn't believe it the first time I went there. Even her name. You know, amber waves of grain, that's what her ...

Author: Camille Minichino

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429907215

Category: Fiction

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New York City welcomes Gloria Lamerino and her husband, homicide detective Matt Gennaro, in The Oxygen Murder, the eighth installment in Camille Minichino's acclaimed Periodic Table Mystery series. Gloria and her best friends, Rose and Frank Galigani, are on vacation in the Big Apple. They plan to visit Matt's niece Lori Pizzano, a documentary filmmaker, and enjoy the holiday sights together: shopping on Fifth Avenue, dining in Little Italy, and honoring ancestors at Ellis Island, while Matt attends a conference with the NYPD. Unfortunately, Lori's documentary on ozone and environmental issues has deadly fallout. Gloria stumbles over the body of Lori's scheming camerawoman in a Times Square loft, and, once again, she is thrust into some dangerous sleuthing. With suspects ranging from a disapproving brother to a smooth-talking PR administrator to a self-protecting private eye, Gloria tracks a killer through an intricate landscape of colorful neighborhoods and famous landmarks. Taking us on a trip from the city's tallest building to its grand park, from its crowded ice rinks to a lonely corner of its two-million-square-foot museum, The Oxygen Murder is as exciting as a ride over New York City in a helium balloon.
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Entre Guadalupe y Malinche

“Let's see if we understood this right,” she said, underlining the words with her finger. “'Oh, beautiful' yes, 'for spacious skies,' yes, that is clear, but here 'for amber waves of grain.'” She pronounced the words almost as if they ...

Author: Inés Hernández-Ávila

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477308387

Category: Social Science

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Mexican and Mexican American women have written about Texas and their lives in the state since colonial times. Edited by fellow Tejanas Inés Hernández-Ávila and Norma Elia Cantú, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche gathers, for the first time, a representative body of work about the lives and experiences of women who identify as Tejanas in both the literary and visual arts. The writings of more than fifty authors and the artwork of eight artists manifest the nuanced complexity of what it means to be Tejana and how this identity offers alternative perspectives to contemporary notions of Chicana identity, community, and culture. Considering Texas-Mexican women and their identity formations, subjectivities, and location on the longest border between Mexico and any of the southwestern states acknowledges the profound influence that land and history have on a people and a community, and how Tejana creative traditions have been shaped by historical, geographical, cultural, linguistic, social, and political forces. This representation of Tejana arts and letters brings together the work of rising stars along with well-known figures such as writers Gloria Anzaldúa, Emma Pérez, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Carmen Tafolla, and Pat Mora, and artists such as Carmen Lomas Garza, Kathy Vargas, Santa Barraza, and more. The collection attests to the rooted presence of the original indigenous peoples of the land now known as Tejas, as well as a strong Chicana/Mexicana feminism that has its precursors in Tejana history itself.
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America the Beautiful

There is none like her in terms of her amber waves of grain, her purple mountain majesties, her government, her people, and the opportunities she holds out to each and every one of us. You can see America in her stories.

Author: Ben Carson, M.D.

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310417347

Category: Political Science

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What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In the Zondervan ebook, America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand … what is good about America … where we have gone astray … which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations Written by a man who has experienced America’s best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You’ll gain new perspectives on our nation’s origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America’s past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.
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Creation of an Upper Missouti River Economic Development Commission Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Economic Development 92 1 February 24 1971

DESCRIPTION OF THE MISSOURI RIVER REGION Here are America's Spacious Skies , Her Amber Waves of Grain , Her Purple Mountain Majesties , Her Fruited Plain . This Region begins , on her eastern flank , with the nation's breadbasket ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119575947

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Creation of an Upper Missouri River Economic Development Commission

DESCRIPTION OF THE MISSOURI RIVER REGION Here are America's Spacious Skies , Her Amber Waves of Grain , Her Purple Mountain Majesties , Her Fruited Plain . This Region begins , on her eastern flank , with the nation's breadbasket ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Economic Development

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ISBN: UIUC:30112106905976

Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

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THEA OF THE SERAPHIM

As Adonai and Hephzibah danced amid their crushed circle of wheat, and their friends laughed around them while they cut and ... Male harvesters grasped their straw hats, as a chill north wind blew across the amber waves of grain.

Author: Mark A. Carter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780981058559

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Thea of the Seraphim is the prequel to Hephzibah of Heaven. In the first half of the book we are introduced to Thea, a Princess of Paradise who is called upon to fight in the war orchestrated by God to weed Heaven. We share in her pain, passion, and torment as her destiny starts in Heaven, descends to Earth, and goes to Hell. And we witness the Crucifixion as has never been seen. In the second half of the book we witness the War of Heaven brought to Hell by Thea in her obsessive bid to make things right. We are inserted into the plight of Alexa, a young girl with a vivid imagination, whose soul is stolen by the Devil in his desperate ploy to change Hell. And we share in her quest to return to the land of the living.
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Romancing the Stove

In her sadness, Demeter donned an emotional version of a full-length apron to disguise her radiant beauty and wandered in desperation, refusing to cook or brush her hair, searching for her abducted daughter. Amber waves of grain were ...

Author: Margie Lapanja

Publisher: Mango Media

ISBN: 9781609252830

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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“New Age philosophy illumines every page of this unique cookbook . . . Lapanja wants cooks to follow wherever their imaginations lead.” —Booklist A lively and delectable tribute to the sensuous arts of cooking, loving, and living, Romancing the Stove is sure to stir the senses, and tickle the taste buds! Combining crowd-pleasing original recipes, mythology, and fail-safe trade secrets, chef and culinary courtesan Margie Lapanja (famous for her Cowboy Cookie recipe—revealed for the first time in this book) has concocted the most unique, engaging collection of mouth-watering menus and fun stories. Romancing the Stove is a delicious read, filled with goddess tales, practical tips, fascinating food facts, divine dishes, and a fine seasoning of quotes. Lapanja reveals the pleasure of the table for everyone from skilled gourmets to the ultimate kitchen klutz. Recipes include dishes as diverse as classic Pain Perdu (known to the French as “Lost Bread”)—a resourceful resolution for those unloved loaves that were destined to go stale—to Love Apple Linguine and Deepest, Darkest Devil’s Food Cake. “A cookbook that happens to contain a bit of magic. It’s the most delicious book on this list . . . I’ve been making Margie’s Cowboy Cookies (page 60) for almost two decades.” —Witchyography, “6 Great Books on Kitchen Witchery”
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Deathskull Bombshell

She pulled her hair back into a ponytail with both hands, then let it fall to her shoulders, writing a song in her mind. Amber waves of grain, she thought to herself. Amber who? Why waving? Why grain? Everybody was so patriotic, ...

Author: Bethany Ebert

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329365810

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NOW AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK! A realistic fiction novel told in the "short-story cycle" format, Deathskull Bombshell tells the story of four friends from rural Wisconsin who start a garage-punk band. The bassist is in love with the singer-songwriter's younger brother. The singer-songwriter is in love with the lead guitarist. The lead guitarist, well... he's not really into commitment. One fateful morning in 2003, the singer-songwriter abandons ship, leaving her dead-end job and depressing life circumstances behind in order to carve out a name for herself in the big city. The band breaks up. Nobody sees her for years. Her brother struggles with finances and his crazy roommates, while his sister continues her recklessly indulgent lifestyle in community college. Then, in 2010, she decides to visit. Will the band get back together? Will she reconcile with her family? Read the book to find out.
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The Worst Generation

At age five you wouldn't have known her much in a conscious, memorable way, but you would have known that you were comfortable with her, that her ... Your brother Jake told you that durum was the amber waves of grain in the song.

Author: Dan P. Greaney

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785354670

Category: Fiction

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The Worst Generation is character Jenny Alhouse’s indictment of her parents’ contributions to the contemporary world, their generational short-sighted and selfish degradation of economic and environmental well-being. Her recounting of childhood shows much she is thankful for - a stable, caring home, times kayaking with her father, family trips, a quality education, the benefits of prosperity. But she tells the story from her adulthood, and includes the things she could not see as a child: the economic and environmental plundering and inconsideration imbedded in her upbringing that leave her world unstable, uncivil, and unsafe.
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Black World Negro Digest

Their first meeting is a reenactment of the garden melodrama, with Brenzo as serpent and Joe as Adam/Eve. Joe keeps his eyes “on the white man like a snake ... excitement for her monuments and parks and cities, her amber waves of grain.

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Founded in 1943, Negro Digest (later “Black World”) was the publication that launched Johnson Publishing. During the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement, Negro Digest/Black World served as a critical vehicle for political thought for supporters of the movement.
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We Were Gods Omnibus Edition

There was a pause. “Who is this?” “Luke, amber waves of grain, you know?” “Amber waves of what?” Her voice was tight. “Grain. I think I said something else before. Tell me what.” “Green.” Her voice was thoughtful. “Where...are you?

Author: Alex Feinman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312798700

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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Don Lucas Ferez, captain of the Border Guard, is tasked with keeping the ancient evils out of the peaceful South. When the Four Old Gods reappear, and slaughter his companion, he is first to sound the alarm. In the real world, Luke Green is at his wit's end. The Four are the main programmers of the world spanning game Luke helped create-and they've found a way to subvert the players rich enough to have an interface implanted in their skulls. Things get real very fast for Luke. He must confront the collision of in-Game politics and real world criminal activity. Entanglements continue as he meets Toni, a hacker in her own right. With her help they take a good look at his relationships, past and present, and start to figure out who they are, and who they want to be. Assuming they survive.
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Soul Stories

She fluffs up her pale strawberry-color hair, “Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain . . .” Her skinny little arms float like she's signing 'wheat' for the deaf. “For purple mountains majesty . . .” I hear sniffles.

Author: Elizabeth Clark-Stern

Publisher: Genoa House

ISBN: 9781926975009

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"The characters in Soul Stories are so alive and compelling that they jump off the page right into your heart. Clark-Stern has the rare ability to blend her imaginative poetic voice with exciting page turning plots. Soul Stories will not only touch and engage young readers but are great adventures that will appeal to all ages."--Beverly Olevin, winner of Kirkus Discoveries Best Fiction 2010 The Good Side of Bad Soul Stories explores two worlds: the world we know with our feelings and senses--sight, scent, touch, belonging, joy, loss, renewal--and the parallel world of dreams, intuition, imagination, and the dimension of the unknown. Together these realms inform, shape, challenge, and nurture the soul. Safari to Mara finds our heroine on the brink of womanhood in Masai society. The only daughter in a sonless family, she is drafted to do work in the modern world, yet tradition calls her to prepare for initiation as a wife. In the wilderness of her namesake, Kenya’s Masai Mara, she finds an improbable guide who leads her into the mysterious recesses of her awakening heart. Aria of the Horned Toad begins with the dream of a horned toad crawling out of Beatrice’s eyes,“so real I could feel his prickly little feet on my nose.” And so begins an odyssey to the source of all dreaming. Beatrice believes that in this dark and luminous place, she can find someone to fashion a dream to fix her Mama’s terrible ways, and soothe the longing in her own wild spirit.
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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

The film began with a montage of wheat fields. Amber waves of grain, tossing their tassels in the autumn sun. “I smell Wyoming,” said Alba, closing her eyes. “I'd know it anywhere. It's an empty smell. Dust and wheat and leather tack.

Author: Ann Vandermeer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525563877

Category: Fiction

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From award-winning, bestselling authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes a true horde of fantasy tales sure to delight fans, scholars—even the greediest of dragons. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL
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