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A Flicker of Light

By Katie Powner
  • ISBN Code: : 1493433768
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Secrets are like pennies. Everybody's got one, even the poorest among us. For generations, the Jensens have raised their families in the small Montana town of Moose Creek, where gossip spreads faster than the wind. Yet some secrets need to be told. When twenty-one-year-old Bea discovers she's pregnant on the heels of her husband losing his job, she's forced to admit she needs help and asks her dad for a place to stay. But past resentments keep her from telling him all that's going on. Mitch Jensen is thrilled to have a full house again, though he's unimpressed with Bea's decisions: dropping out of college, marrying so young--and to an idealistic city kid, of all things. Mitch hopes to convince Bea to return to the path he's always envisioned for her, but she's changed since her mom died. And he refuses to admit how much he's changed, too, especially now that he might be losing his mother as well. Grandma June is good at spinning stories, but there's one she's never told. Now that her mind is starting to fade, her time to tell it is running out. But if she reveals the truth before her memories are gone forever, the Jensen family will never be the same. "Powner will be the next big star in Christian fiction."--Library Journal starred review

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • The Christian Science Monitor In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as “the telling room.” Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets—usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine. It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a larger-than-life Spanish cheesemaker named Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras as he spun an odd and compelling tale about a piece of cheese. An unusual piece of cheese. Made from an old family recipe, Ambrosio’s cheese was reputed to be among the finest in the world, and was said to hold mystical qualities. Eating it, some claimed, conjured long-lost memories. But then, Ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong. . . . By the time the two men exited the telling room that evening, Paterniti was hooked. Soon he was fully embroiled in village life, relocating his young family to Guzmán in order to chase the truth about this cheese and explore the fairy tale–like place where the villagers conversed with farm animals, lived by an ancient Castilian code of honor, and made their wine and food by hand, from the grapes growing on a nearby hill and the flocks of sheep floating over the Meseta. What Paterniti ultimately discovers there in the highlands of Castile is nothing like the idyllic slow-food fable he first imagined. Instead, he’s sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery, a blood feud that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, death threats, and a murder plot. As the village begins to spill its long-held secrets, Paterniti finds himself implicated in the very story he is writing. Equal parts mystery and memoir, travelogue and history, The Telling Room is an astonishing work of literary nonfiction by one of our most accomplished storytellers. A moving exploration of happiness, friendship, and betrayal, The Telling Room introduces us to Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras, an unforgettable real-life literary hero, while also holding a mirror up to the world, fully alive to the power of stories that define and sustain us. Praise for The Telling Room “Captivating . . . Paterniti’s writing sings, whether he’s talking about how food activates memory, or the joys of watching his children grow.”—NPR

Drenched in Light

By Lisa Wingate
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1984804227
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: drenched-in-light.pdf

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A woman struggling to find her way forward discovers hope in her bond with a troubled young girl in this heartfelt novel in the Tending Roses series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours. Once a gifted ballet dancer, Julia Costell understands the joy of body and soul lost in a perfect moment. But after buckling under the demands of a professional dance career, she’s landed with a thud in an unglamorous job as a guidance counselor at a performing arts school. Living back home with her parents and feeling lost, Julia is afraid she’ll never soar again—until the day young Dell Jordan is sent to her office. In Dell’s writing, Julia recognizes not only her own despair, but also luminous sparks of hope. But as Julia fights to forge a brighter future for one disadvantaged student, she is drawn into startling undercurrents of conflict and denial within the academy. Now, as she is tested in ways she never imagined, Julia begins to discover that even though her life has seemed off course, she’s been on the right path all along...

Lean Fall Stand

By Jon McGregor
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008484430
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: lean-fall-stand.pdf

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A WHITE REVIEW BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘It leaves the reader moved and subtly changed, as if she had become part of the story’ Hilary Mantel ’So moving and delicate and terrifying and haunting’ Maggie O’Farrell The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13.

Railway Knitting Workbook

By Dela Wilkins
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 146025791X
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: railway-knitting-workbook.pdf

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The Railway Knitting Workbook encourages you to enjoy the journey as you learn new stitches and methods in Tunisian crochet. The workbook begins with the basics and then invites you to experiment with techniques such as Tunisian Mobius, Tunisian Delink and Tunisian Wobbel. The clear instructions will provide crocheters and knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to imagine and create. Explore and discover for yourself how much fun Railway Knitting can be.

Flicker And Mist

By Mary G. Thompson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0544648676
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: flicker-and-mist.pdf

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Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son—and her own life—in jeopardy. Loyalties shift and difficult choices are made before Myra understands who she wants to be.Romance, intrigue, and plenty of action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. The mixed-race heroine Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker (become invisible) at will. She hasn’t cultivated or revealed this ability, since Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. When invisible people become tricksters and then murderers, Myra’s Flickerkin heritage becomes a deadly secret, putting her relationship with the leader’s son—and her own life—in jeopardy. Loyalties shift and difficult choices are made before Myra understands who she wants to be.

A Slow Burn

By Mary E DeMuth
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310564387
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 214
  • Pdf File: a-slow-burn.pdf

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“I will punish you as your deeds deserve…” Emory Chance knows the cross-stitched warning points directly to her motherly neglect. Burying her grief, she’s determined to find her daughter Daisy’s murderer. But when the investigation hits a dead end, her anger escalates. Not even the kindness of her persistent suitor Hixon can soften her heart towards the community of friends that can help her begin to heal. And as the questions surrounding Daisy continue to mount, Emory can’t shake the fear that her own choices contributed to Daisy’s disappearance. Will she ever experience the peace her heart longs for? A gripping suspense novel, A Slow Burn is about courageous love, the burden of regret, and the bonds that never break. It is about the beauty and pain of telling the truth and letting God take over. Most of all, it is about the strength of forgiveness and what remains when shame no longer has power. Mary DeMuth’s distinctive new voice in Christian fiction will keep readers enthralled as they ask soul-searching questions in this second book of the Defiance, Texas Trilogy.

The Whisper on the Night Wind

By Adam Shoalts
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735241058
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: the-whisper-on-the-night-wind.pdf

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Spellbinding adventure from Canada's most beloved modern-day explorer. Traverspine is not a place you will find on most maps. A century ago, it stood near the foothills of the remote Mealy Mountains in central Labrador. Today it is an abandoned ghost town, almost all trace of it swallowed up by dark spruce woods that cloak millions of acres. In the early 1900s, this isolated little settlement was the scene of an extraordinary haunting by large creatures none could identify. Strange tracks were found in the woods. Unearthly cries were heard in the night. Sled dogs went missing. Children reported being stalked by a terrifying grinning animal. Families slept with cabin doors barred and axes and guns at their bedsides. Tales of things that "go bump in the night" are part of the folklore of the wilderness, told and retold around countless campfires down through the ages. Most are easily dismissed by skeptics. But what happened at Traverspine a hundred years ago was different. The eye-witness accounts were detailed, and those who reported them included no less than three medical doctors and a wildlife biologist. Something really did emerge from the wilderness to haunt the little settlement of Traverspine. Adam Shoalts, decorated modern-day explorer and an expert on wilderness folklore, picks up the trail from a century ago and sets off into the Labrador wild to investigate the tale. It is a spine-tingling adventure, straight from a land steeped in legends and lore, where Vikings wandered a thousand years ago and wolves and bears still roam free. In delving into the dark corners of Canada's wild, The Whisper on the Night Wind combines folklore, history, and adventure into a fascinating saga of exploration.

Holes

By Louis Sachar
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  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Book Code : 0307798364
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: holes.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet! Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." —New York Times *Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Mud.

Wintergirls

By Laurie Halse Anderson
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407148710
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: wintergirls.pdf

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A beautifully written and riveting look at anorexia from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson. Cassie and Lia are best friends, and united in their quest to be thin. But when Cassie is found dead in a motel room, Lia must question whether she continues to lose weight, or choose life instead.

The Clockmaker’s Wife

By Daisy Wood
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008402310
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 274
  • Pdf File: the-clockmaker-s-wife.pdf

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The world is at war. And time is running out...

A Flicker of Hope

By Rohit Bhatia
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  • Publisher : The Little Booktique Hub
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: a-flicker-of-hope.pdf

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To have hope is to wish for a positive outcome that will improve your life in some way. It can not only make a difficult present situation more tolerable, but it can also enhance our lives in the long run since imagining a better future drives you to take the measures necessary to make it a reality. Hope is a part of everyone's life, whether we realize it or not. Everyone has a wish list. It’s part of what it is to be human. Hope is an element of the self-narrative about our lives that we all have going through our heads, and it helps us determine what we desire for our futures. "A Flicker of Hope" is a book that talks about hope, positivity, optimism, affection, music and everything that makes a life hopeful.

A Flicker of Hope

By Shea Balik
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  • Publisher : Shea Balik
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: a-flicker-of-hope.pdf

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Kegan Tulach already knew that monsters were real. He’d faced them. Watched in horror as they killed those he loved. Then run from them. It was his response for the past two years. But now, on his twenty-first birthday, running wasn’t an option. He had no where to go. It was time for him to face his worst nightmare. There weren’t many people who could do what Bjorn did. Fight monsters and live to tell the tale. It was a job thrust upon him as a kid. If he had known the true hell that would be cursed upon him, he would have preferred to die even though he’d only been fourteen at the time. Now, years later, he had hope that the curse would come to an end. The question was, would he choose the death he’d so desperately craved for more than a millennia, or would he do the one thing he swore he’d never do? Choose love. If Kegan and Bjorn can find a way past their fears, they may discover something worth living for - each other. This is a stand alone with an HEA, but reading the first book is recommended for full enjoyment.

A Flicker in the Window

By Cynthia Maynard
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  • Publisher : Cynthia maynard
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: a-flicker-in-the-window.pdf

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This short story follows Judah Walker, the caretaker of the old church and graveyard in the small, English village of Brandenbury. One night, he thinks he sees a flicker of candlelight in one of the stained glass windows. Normally a very practical man, Judah's nerves are tested in the cold, dark night as he remembers a creepy poem while searching for intruders.