Sitting alone in her Dublin nursing home, Harriet Campbell reflects on a life that has become tainted by bitterness and regret. From a strictly Presbyterian community along the Irish border, at sixteen young Harriet is married off to Thomas, a respected church Elder but a cold, sober man twice her age. The birth of her son James, a bright boy destined for great things, brings joy and light to her life. But when he falls in love with a beautiful girl from the wrong faith, their relationship is torn apart. Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Norma MacMaster’s Silence Under a Stone is an intimate, deeply moving story of love, faith and the pain of an irreconcilable heart.
Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Norma MacMaster’s Silence Under a Stone is an intimate, deeply moving story of love, faith and the pain of an irreconcilable heart.
Author: Norma MacMaster
Publisher: Random House
Fierce snowstorms have battered Upper Austria, paralysing the region in the grip of an early and unforgiving winter. Nine-year-old Traudi wakes up to find she's alone in the house. Cut off from the nearby hamlet of Hallstatt, she senses something is wrong. Then, when daylight fades and she catches sight of blood stains on the snow, she realises she may not be as alone as she had previously thought. As Traudi prays for her family's return, the local mountain rescue team receive an emergency call. Leo Hirsch, the group's leader, is battling a loss of his own and finds the mission a welcome distraction, little knowing that this rescue will turn out to be like nothing he has encountered before. From the critically acclaimed author of "Born Under a Million Shadows" and "Aphrodite's War," this haunting thriller charts the frozen rivers of the mountains as they deliver up the mysteries of the past. * * * Andrea Busfield was born in Warrington, England, and worked for UK national newspapers for 15 years before leaving for Afghanistan where she worked as a civilian editor for a NATO hearts-and-minds publication. Whilst in Kabul, she wrote her first novel, "Born Under a Million Shadows," which was published in 2009 by Transworld and sold to 18 territories. Her second novel, "Aphrodite's War," was published a year later, also by Transworld, and sold to five territories. She currently lives in Cyprus with five rescue dogs and a horse.
From the critically acclaimed author of Born Under a Million Shadows and Aphrodite's War, this haunting thriller charts the frozen rivers of the mountains as they deliver up the mysteries of the past. * * * Andrea Busfield was born in ...
Author: Andrea Busfield
A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, Miranda's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the South of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. Aside from one brief encounter, the two never saw or spoke to each other again, never remarried, and never revealed what had divided them forever. A Fifty-Year Silence is the deeply involving account of Miranda Richmond Mouillot's journey to find out what happened between her grandmother, a physician, and her grandfather, an interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, who refused to utter his wife's name aloud after she left him. To discover the roots of their embittered and entrenched silence, Miranda abandons her plans for the future and moves to their stone house, now a crumbling ruin; immerses herself in letters, archival materials, and secondary sources; and teases stories out of her reticent, and declining, grandparents. As she reconstructs how Anna and Armand braved overwhelming odds and how the knowledge her grandfather acquired at Nuremberg destroyed their relationship, Miranda wrestles with the legacy of trauma, the burden of history, and the complexities of memory. She also finds herself learning how not only to survive but to thrive--making a home in the village and falling in love. With warmth, humor, and rich, evocative details that bring her grandparents' outsize characters and their daily struggles vividly to life, A Fifty-Year Silence is a heartbreaking, uplifting love story spanning two continents and three generations.
The furniture, arranged around a gigantic hearth with a stone mantel, slept under
sheets of cobwebs like a royal retinue under a spell: to the left, a table and a
motley assortment of chairs; to the right, a bed with metal curlicues at its head
Author: Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When as M. Lockier, reckoning up the acts whereby the Elders as took” overseers
, are to see the flock; That none.so far as in them lyeth, go astray, none perish,
expresseth some only, and wrappeth up some others in silence, under 'an, &c.
Author: James Wood
I Am: The Unveiling of God is a breath of fresh air in the devotional literature market. Taken from true stories, these forty honest, wonderfully crafted insights will allow the reader to gaze upon the inexpressible beauty of God while discovering a personal connection to a God who desires to be our all in all. Each essay in turn explores a different facet of God and how it plays into our relationship with Him. Bite-sized chapters end with a candid prayer followed by questions to spur further meditation on an attribute of God. I Am is a rare gem that deserves to be on every reader's bookshelf.
He is fitting stone to stone in His plan for the world and our lives, even though we
can see only a confused and meaningless jumble of stones heaped together
under a silent heaven. How many meaningless blows of fate there seems to be!
Author: Steve Fry
Rivers are turning inside their mountains, streams line the stone, rest at the
overflow lake and in lanes of pliant color lie. ... and the steep abutment, hypnotic
water fallen and the tunnels under the moist and fragile galleries of stone, mile-
Author: Muriel Rukeyser
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards: A lonely teenager hides in the forest concealing his own magic—until a battle for survival makes hiding impossible. Summer has come to Sauterelle Lake, a vacation community in the Oregon Cascades, and seventeen-year-old Nick Verrou would rather roam the woods than work in his father’s general store. His curiosity and connection with nature have him dodging his job at every opportunity. When he meets mysterious vacationer Willow and her family—and their unnerving pet wolf—Nick discovers that others share the powers he has tried to suppress. But Nick soon learns that nature’s magic can be more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now the real trick will be surviving until autumn . . . The Silent Strength of Stones is the second novel by the author of A Red Heart of Memories and other acclaimed works. “A startling new voice in contemporary fantasy” (Locus), Nina Kiriki Hoffman “writes about magic creatively and with great feeling” (Kirkus Reviews). The Silent Strength of Stones is the 2nd book in the Chapel Hollow Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook includes the bonus story “Words of Farewell.”
“Throat hurts.” My voice came out in a croak. He came over and sat on the bed
beside me, flicked his fingers near my throat. I could see the light that leaked out
under my chin in response to his gesture. It was sickly pale blue. “Silence,” he
Author: Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Publisher: Open Road Media
Looking back, this book is a perfect blend of the memoirs of an innocent Kashmiri boy, a chemical-but-turned-out-to-be-mechanical engineer, a cadet, a shuffling army officer and surveyor. From snow-covered lands of Kashmir to the vast ice masses of Antarctica, from times spent in college to life at the Indian Military Academy, from a career spanning across ranks of the Indian Army to years spent in the Survey of India, the book encompasses within its pages learnings, teachings, experiences, contributions and rewards along lifes journey. The book and the author take you on a gripping journey through the insurgency infested Naga Hills, the mysterious and ever so unknown continent of Antarctica, as well as on foreign tours of strategic importance to the United States, Pakistan, China and Russia. The authors firsthand views on the contentious and sensitive issue of Sir Creek, as part of the Indian delegation to Pakistan, sure sheds a realistic insight on this matter of both national and international importance. Is the book an added value? You bet! It is a perfect blend of how to, what to and when to. Be it conquering ones simple fears or the ever-so-difficult act of quitting smoking, be it chasing your dreams or the need to deliver your best, this book sure has valuable take backs for all.
Mentioning that my area of work was beyond the last Indian Army Post called '
Chingnu', he noted that the setup of the 'undergrounds' was hardly a stone's
throw away. He cautioned me that as it was December, senior echelons of the ...
Author: Major General (Retd) Pran Koul
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Silence on the Shores depicts the final day in the life of a Maghrebian immigrant in France. Having crossed the Mediterranean to "the other shore" as a young man to find work, he ultimately remained in France, married a French woman, and broke the promise he made to his mother to return home one day. Aware that death is drawing close, he fears experiencing the ultimate form of exile: dying alone, with no fellow Muslim at his side to whisper the customary prayer for the dead in his ear. Le la Sebbar?s minimalist style deftly and powerfully conveys the simplicity of everyday life on both shores of the Mediterranean. Interweaving several monologues, she examines multiple facets of exile and the role of memory in easing its pain.
... keeps in a cookie tin with her other gold jewelry at the bottom of a sewing
basket under the socks waiting to be darned. ... said it was better to hide them
under the stones of the front doorstep of the house or in the cemetery wall—
certainly not ...
Author: Le la Sebbar
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
At its pinnacle in A.D. 1150 the Anasazi empire of the Southwest would see no equal in North America for almost eight hundred years. Yet even at this cultural zenith, the Anasazi held the seeds of their own destruction deep within themselves.... On his deathbed, the Great Sun Chief learns a secret, a shame so vile to him that even at the brink of eternity he cannot let it pass: In a village far to the north is a fifteen-summers-old girl who must be found. Though he knows neither her name nor her face, the Great Sun decrees that the girl must at all costs be killed. Fleeing for her life as her village lies in ruins, young Cornsilk is befriended by Poor Singer, a curious youth seeking to touch the soul of the Katchinas. Together, they undertake the perilous task of staying alive long enough to discover her true identity. But time is running out for them all--a desperate killer stalks them, one who is willing to destroy the entire Anasazi world to get to her. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring the stories of these first North Americans to life in People of the Silence and other volumes in the magnicent North America's Forgotten Past series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
He'd been carrying this stone under his tongue for two days, but it still tasted
sweetly earthy. Poor Singer turned his attention from thelazy dancesof the hawks
and ambled along thecliff'sedge, searching. Sincehe had managed, asDune had
Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Tor Books
In the rotunda of the nation's Capital a statue pays homage to three famous nineteenth-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. "Historically," the inscription beneath the marble statue notes, "these three stand unique and peerless." In fact, the statue has a glaring omission: Lucy Stone. A pivotal leader in the fight for both abolition and gender equality, her achievements marked the beginning of the women's rights movement and helped to lay the groundwork for the eventual winning of women's suffrage. Yet, today most Americans have never heard of Lucy Stone. Sally McMillen sets out to address this significant historical oversight in this engaging biography. Exploring her extraordinary life and the role she played in crafting a more just society, McMillen restores Lucy Stone to her rightful place at the center of the nineteenth-century women's rights movement. Raised in a middle-class Massachusetts farm family, Stone became convinced at an early age that education was key to women's independence and selfhood, and went on to attend the Oberlin Collegiate Institute. When she graduated in 1847 as one of the first women in the US to earn a college degree, she was drawn into the public sector as an activist and quickly became one of the most famous orators of her day. Lecturing on anti-slavery and women's rights, she was instrumental in organizing and speaking at several annual national woman's rights conventions throughout the 1850s. She played a critical role in the organization and leadership of the American Equal Rights Association during the Civil War, and, in 1869, cofounded the American Woman Suffrage Association, one of two national women's rights organizations that fought for women's right to vote. Encompassing Stone's marriage to Henry Blackwell and the birth of their daughter Alice, as well as her significant friendships with Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others, McMillen's biography paints a complete picture of Stone's influential and eminently important life and work. Self-effacing until the end of her life, Stone did not relish the limelight the way Elizabeth Cady Stanton did, nor did she gain the many followers whom Susan B. Anthony attracted through her extensive travels and years of dedicated work. Yet her contributions to the woman's rights movement were no less significant or revolutionary than those of her more widely lauded peers. In this accessible, readable, and historically-grounded work, Lucy Stone is finally given the standing she deserves.
She was furious that anyone would try to silence these inspiring sisters from
South Carolina. Each time the ... She articulated her many concerns, including
that women lived under laws that kept them silent and submissive. She insisted
Author: Sally G. McMillen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Poems deal with a middle-aged man concerned with his newborn son and his best friend's death, life in Central America, farms, factories, restaurants, shopping malls, and service stations
If it comes to little and lean and silent, to take the position of the stone, even to
hide under the stone, But not to ride up the spine of the building with the acid
scalding the gut, Not to sit at a long table, wondering How not to howl when the
tall one ...
Author: Rodney Jones
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
influences under an individual ' s control , other theories shed light on behavior
that ' s not under an individual ' s control . The Theory of Reasoned Action is one
of those utilitarian theories that can be applied to most any decisions people ...
Author: Paul E. Terry
Publisher: Africa Research and Publications
Category: AIDS (Disease)
Volume II of The Archisan Tales Taya and Lorkrin's shape-changing Myunan tribe faces an invasion by Noran, which is intent on mining the valuable iron ore from their sacred mountain, Absaleth. But the mountain is haunted and fights back with supernatural powers. Then a mine tunnel collapses and the miners are trapped. With them are Taya and Lorkrin's parents, Nayalla and Mirkrin, who had been searching for their unruly children. Taya and Lorkrin are terrified for their parents. But help arrives in the form of their Uncle Emos. He and his friend Draegar know there is one chance for the trapped people -- another entrance to the caves far back in the mountain range. A rescue party sets out as the mountain starts to collapse in on itself.
Lorkrin and Taya watching in grieving silence as the ground swallowed the
remains of the wagon, the sound of rending metal and splintering wood filling
their ears. And then there was only the grating rumble of the churning earth itself,
Author: Oisín McGann
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Twenty agents of the Galactic Sythesis are missing on the Silent Planet of Kamm -- the victims, it seems, of the most powerful death ray the universe has ever known. But how could the primitive technology of the Kammians have produced such a weapon? And why would they unleashed its power against the Sythesis? It's Jan Darzek's mission to find out...
... a hole dug under it, constituted a secret subbasement. He found another flight
of stairs, this time solidly built of stone. He climbed them and opened the door at
the top. He 28 SILENCE IS DEADLY.
Author: Lloyd Biggle Jr.
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Olha Mak, author of several novels for adolescents and young adults, wrote Stones Under the Scythe to help shatter a conspiracy of silence and deliberate denial about one of the most terrible tragedies to befall any nation, a catastrophe caused by the workings of a group of fanatical “creators of a new breed of men.” The characters in the novel are composites of individuals and the narrative is based on real events the author witnessed as a university student. The story of 15 yearold Andriy recreates the fate of millions of Ukrainian children who either perished or barely escaped death in the years of a man-made famine, the Holodomor, that took the life of every fourth Ukrainian. However, Olha Mak’s novel is not a somber story of horrible events. Her characters bear witness to the truth that the human spirit cannot be fully subdued. But this is a truth that needs frequent reminders, for everyone at some point comes to feel vanquished by the brutality that confronts them.
Olha Mak, a prolific writer and author ofseveral novels for adolescents and young
adults, wrote Stones Under the Scythe2 to help shatter a conspiracy of silence
and deliberate denial about one of the most terrible tragedies to befall any nation,
Author: Olha Mak; Vera Kaczmarskyj
him two huge stones which he had pulled out from among the foundations of the
dilapidated rustic bridge . ... Under the window , prone on the hard gravel walk , a
heap upon the ground , lay handsome Anne Studley , who had gone forth but ...
Author: Edmund Hodgson Yates
Why can't she say what she saw? She watched her father die... A gripping serial killer thriller, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons. Leonard Lawson was a respected professor of medieval art. He lived a quiet life in a suburb of Liverpool with his grown-up daughter. He had no enemies. Louise Lawson witnessed her father's murder. Before she blacked out, she saw his body mutilated and deformed, twisted into a parody of the artworks he loved. DCI Eve Clay must overcome her own demons to decode a message written in blood – before another life is taken.
As Stone descended the stone stairs of the tower, reversing the route he had just
done with Clay, he reminded himself that Adam Miller was alone ... Near the
corner, in a flood of darkness, he stepped quickly and felt something soft
Author: Mark Roberts
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Can faith in God's purposes endure conspiracy and espionage that brings people to the brink of death?
Withoutfurther thought,he bounded downthe ancientstone steps. Only at the
bottom of thestairs didhe realize thathe had stumbled into the crypt that ran under
the entire church. A brass plaque on the wall explained that the Capuchin monks
Author: Robert L. Wise
Publisher: Abingdon Press
"This new edition of two classic spiritual biographies of Sri Ramakrishna offers an intimate portrait of the life of this great teacher. An essential spiritual guide for people of all faiths and backgrounds, it presents a unique look at the deeper spirit within the Ramakrishna legend, and illuminates an important link in the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda movement."--BOOK JACKET.
He called me to go with him into a dilapidated garden. After meandering through
abandoned groves of fruit trees and fragrant bushes, we reached a small
enclosure where, under a banyan tree, lay a stone seat. My friend asked me to sit
Author: Swami Nikhilananda
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography