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In a remote Scottish village, nine-year-old Wise Child is taken in by Juniper, a healer and sorceress. Then Wise Child’s mother, Maeve, a black witch, reappears. In choosing between Maeve and Juniper, Wise Child discovers the extent of her supernatural powers—and her true loyalties.

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Not since Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show has a novelist captured the poignant contradictions of young manhood in the American West the way Bud Shrake does in Billy Boy. And no novel has ever combined history, spirituality and golf into so potent a triumph of the human spirit.
There are tough times ahead for sixteen-year-old Billy. He’s just come to Fort Worth with
Not since Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show has a novelist captured the poignant contradictions of young manhood in the American West the way Bud Shrake does in Billy Boy. And no novel has ever combined history, spirituality and golf into so potent a triumph of the human spirit.
There are tough times ahead for sixteen-year-old Billy. He’s just come to Fort Worth with his father, Troy, after the death of his mother back in Albuquerque. Troy’s drinking and gambling will leave them all but penniless, and he’ll soon move on and abandon Billy in this strange town to fend for himself. With only a vague idea of how he’s going to live, Billy heads over to Colonial Country Club, where he hopes he can get work as a caddie and where he just might see his hero, Ben Hogan. What he finds there, under the watchful eye of his guardian spirit, teaches him unforgettable lessons about golf, life, love and honor.

In Billy Boy, longtime novelist and screenwriter Bud Shrake takes us back to the early 1950s, in a story thick with the Texas dust. Hardscrabble Billy, tough as he thinks he is and smarter than he knows, makes a place for himself behind the walls of privilege at Colonial. He first draws the approval, then the ire, of the club’s most eccentric millionaire member, while his looks and manner draw the attention of the millionaire’s beautiful granddaughter — to the displeasure of her boyfriend, the club champion. Billy survives a fierce initiation and a dreadful scene with his drunken father — but most important, he comes in contact with two of the greatest figures in the history of golf in Texas, Ben Hogan and John Bredemus, each of whom takes Billy under his wing for different reasons and with different results.

Shrake skillfully weaves these historical figures and his richly drawn characters into the fabric of the town and the tenor of the time. Billy must face down his fears and doubts, and he does so in a climactic confrontation that combines the yearnings of youth with the redemption of the spirit. Billy Boy is an unforgettable novel of coming of age in a time and a place filled with mythic echoes and frontier dreams. …more

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The Whale Rider Ebook Free Download

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Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary ‘whale rider.’ In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary ‘whale rider.’ In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor. Kahu is his only great-grandchild — and Maori tradition has no use for a girl. But when hundreds of whales beach themselves and threaten the future of the Maori tribe, Kahu will do anything to save them – even the impossible. …more

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In a long forgotten time a terrible war raged, entire countries were razed and even magic itself was decimated. According to myth the only survivors were Immortals, powerful sorcerers who achieved life everlasting. With the fall of the old world they scattered to the wild frontiers, or so the tale goes. Time marches on however and with magic barely an echo of its former se In a long forgotten time a terrible war raged, entire countries were razed and even magic itself was decimated. According to myth the only survivors were Immortals, powerful sorcerers who achieved life everlasting. With the fall of the old world they scattered to the wild frontiers, or so the tale goes. Time marches on however and with magic barely an echo of its former self, technology presses on. The rising nation of The Syndicate is at the forefront making breakthrough after breakthrough in a handful of years. Establishing bases in the far flung frontier regions they have started a new endeavour of research into the ancient world, heedless of cost or consequence. As The Syndicate pushes deeper into the wilderness spurred on by ambition, mysterious deaths follow. Is this just the dangers of the wild, the resistance of the local tribes, or something else awoken by this intrusion? …more

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Hating Alison Ashley Ebook Free Download

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A classic story of friendship and jealousy from a beloved Australian author.
Erica has always believed herself to be the star of her sixth grade class. But then Alison Ashley shows up, and right from the start, seems to threaten Erica’s position. Can these classmates ever see past their difficulties and find friendship?

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This prequel to “Wise Child” recounts the childhood and spiritual initiation of Juniper, who will in turn pass down the secret teachings of the “dorans” to Wise Child. Readers will again enjoy the details of herb-gathering, spell-casting and mystic rituals. An atmospheric story that will both satisfy confirmed fantasy fans and involve readers new to the genre.”– “Bulletin This prequel to “Wise Child” recounts the childhood and spiritual initiation of Juniper, who will in turn pass down the secret teachings of the “dorans” to Wise Child. Readers will again enjoy the details of herb-gathering, spell-casting and mystic rituals. An atmospheric story that will both satisfy confirmed fantasy fans and involve readers new to the genre.”– “Bulletin, Center for Children’s Books. …more

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The Boys Start the War Ebook Free Download

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The first book in the hilarious trilogy featuring the feuding Hatford and Malloy families. When a new family–with three daughters–moves into the neighborhood, the Hatford brothers decide to make Caroline and her sisters so miserable that they’ll want to go back to Ohio.

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Andi Davis is looking for an escape from her disorganized, dysfunctional home life, and West Point seems the only logical way out. Andi figures that given everything she has had to put up with at home, West Point will be a breeze. But nothing could have prepared her for the first six weeks of cadet training, better known as Beast. Andi is screamed at, belittled, and worn d Andi Davis is looking for an escape from her disorganized, dysfunctional home life, and West Point seems the only logical way out. Andi figures that given everything she has had to put up with at home, West Point will be a breeze. But nothing could have prepared her for the first six weeks of cadet training, better known as Beast. Andi is screamed at, belittled, and worn down during the long, grueling training that is designed to break cadets and then rebuild them into soldiers. The upper class cadets bark orders so fast that her head spins, and the fact that she is one of only two girls in her platoon makes things even more difficult. But Andi decides that anything is better than going home, anything.

This first novel by Amy Efaw, a West Point Class of 1989 graduate, is a powerful and gripping look at an intensely privatecommunity with its own rules and regulations. It shows us the terrors and triumphs of those who want to belong to a team.

Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) …more

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Sam’s girlfriend is pregnant but Sam is keeping the baby. Sam should be planning for college and trying out for the football team with his best friend, Andy. Instead he’s up to his ears in diapers and formula, caring for his baby son, Max. Will Sam now have to make a gut-wrenching decision about Max’s future and his own? A poignant and humorous look at an old problem…w Sam’s girlfriend is pregnant but Sam is keeping the baby. Sam should be planning for college and trying out for the football team with his best friend, Andy. Instead he’s up to his ears in diapers and formula, caring for his baby son, Max. Will Sam now have to make a gut-wrenching decision about Max’s future and his own? A poignant and humorous look at an old problem…with a new twist. …more

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Enlightened Ascent Ebook Free Download

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Power and love come with hard choices.

Afraid the king will find out she’s not truly dead, Ariah flees from the kingdom, leaving her family and enemies behind to think the worst. She thinks she’s finally struck a bit of luck with the help of a prince, but when he betrays her, she realizes she’d only had a false sense of security.

On the run again, betrayed and in pain, Ari Power and love come with hard choices.

Afraid the king will find out she’s not truly dead, Ariah flees from the kingdom, leaving her family and enemies behind to think the worst. She thinks she’s finally struck a bit of luck with the help of a prince, but when he betrays her, she realizes she’d only had a false sense of security.

On the run again, betrayed and in pain, Ariah vows to never be weak again. Soon, she finds herself in another kingdom as an untrustworthy outsider, but she’s determined to make it her new home.

However, her fate begins to unravel in the presence of another persistent royal. Now, to fulfill her destiny, Ariah must make a decision as the war looms closer.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Kiss of Deception in ENLIGHTENED ASCENT, a coming of age fantasy read for adults and young adults alike!

Scroll up and one-click to start this powerful spell-binding journey. …more

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