Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr

Author: John Crowley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481495615

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4332


“One of our country’s absolutely finest novelists.” —Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Interior Darkness and Ghost Story From award-winning author John Crowley comes an exquisite fantasy novel about a man who tells the story of a crow named Dar Oakley and his impossible lives and deaths in the land of Ka. A Crow alone is no Crow. Dar Oakley—the first Crow in all of history with a name of his own—was born two thousand years ago. When a man learns his language, Dar finally gets the chance to tell his story. He begins his tale as a young man, and how he went down to the human underworld and got hold of the immortality meant for humans, long before Julius Caesar came into the Celtic lands; how he sailed West to America with the Irish monks searching for the Paradise of the Saints; and how he continuously went down into the land of the dead and returned. Through his adventures in Ka, the realm of Crows, and around the world, he found secrets that could change the humans’ entire way of life—and now may be the time to finally reveal them.


Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

Author: Roberto Calasso

Publisher: Vintage International

ISBN: 0679775471

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

View: 1692


In a collection of epic cyclical stories woven together, the author explores the myths and legends of India, chonicling the exotic worlds of the Devas, Siva, Brahma, Vishnu, the Mahabharata, and the Buddha.


Author: Kristen Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 145559914X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3225


Welcome to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley's Colorado Mountain Series, where friends become family and everyone deserves a second chance. An old flame rekindled . . . Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers. Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.

The Secret of Ka

Author: Christopher Pike

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547505434

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4118


One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a cute guy she has a crush on but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet and leave her stranded on the island.Discovering the carpet has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she cares for. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?

Ka Lei Ha'Aheo

Beginning Hawaiian

Author: Alberta Pualani Hopkins

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824812591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 7427


Ka Lei Ha' aheo: Beginning Hawaiian is a culturally oriented Hawaiian language textbook. Its grammar lessons include the relationship between the language and the Hawaiian world view. The book's dialogs are drawn from contemporary Hawaiian family life. Extensive classroom testing was used in developing Ka Lei Ha' aheo. Although it was designed for college use, it is also a handy resource for high schools and individuals, particularly because its companion volume, Ka Lei Ha' aheo: Teacher Guide and Answer Key provides English translations and answers to the exercises. The text's lively appeal is further enhanced with line drawings.

k. a.

Author: k. a.

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640974735


Page: 36

View: 3556


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Monsieur Ka

Author: Vesna Goldsworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546230

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7273


‘Without quite realising that I would do it until it happened, I raised myself on my toes and kissed his frozen cheek. In Paris, it would have been an unremarkable gesture. In Alexandria, an invitation. I still had no idea about London.' The London winter of 1947. As cold as St Petersburg during the Revolution. The Karenins keep their vodka under the layers of snow in their suburban garden, in bottles entombed like their Russian past. But when a young Frenchwoman arrives to work as a companion to the aged 'Monsieur Ka' he begins to tell his story... Albertine is the wife of a British army officer who is often abroad on covert government business. Lonely, yet eager to work, she begins to write Monsieur Ka’s life story a as a secret gift to him, and even learns his mother tongue. To her ear it is like 'the sound of falling snow'. As she is drawn into Ka’s dramatic past, her own life is shaken to its foundations. For in this family of former princes, there are present temptations which could profoundly affect her future.


A Dictionary of Comic Book Words, Symbols & Onomatopoeia

Author: Kevin J. Taylor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0973260815

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 121

View: 9584


Dancing on Broken Glass

Author: Ka Hancock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451637381

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6079


A powerfully written novel offering an intimate look at a beautiful marriage and how bipolar disorder and cancer affect it, Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock perfectly illustrates the enduring power of love. Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder, and she has a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put it all in writing. Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, they have good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is. An unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, Dancing on Broken Glass takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart.

Kora and Ka with Mira-Mare

Author: Hilda Doolittle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213172

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

View: 9531


Written by H. D. in 1930 and only published in a 100-copy edition for friends in 1934, Kora and Ka marked a new level of intensity in the poet's experiments with prose fiction. The two long stories contained in this volume, "Kora and Ka" and "Mira-Mare," are at once profoundly autobiographical yet, through H. D.'s unusual brand of modernist story-telling, pushed beyond personality. The men and women who haunt these tales are wraiths in spiritual exile, wanderers in a Europe still recovering from the devastations of World War I. Her descriptions of the beaches at Monte Carlo are triumphs of vivid detail - bright watercolors set against brooding psychological portraits. In its exploration of the "broken dualities" of self and civilization, Kora and Ka looks forward to H. D.'s masterpieces, Tribute to Freud and Trilogy.

Ka, the Story of Garuda

Based on the English Translation by Tim Parks of the Italian Original by Roberto Calasso

Author: Roberto Calasso,Tim Parks

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 9788189020040

Category: Garuḍa (Mythical bird)

Page: 32

View: 6466


Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak Or Black Hawk

Embracing the Tradition of His Nation : Indian Wars in which He Has Been Engaged : Cause of Joining the British in Their Late War with America, and Its History : Description of the Rock-River Village : Manners and Customs : Encroachments by the Whites, Contrary to Treaty : Removal from His Village in 1831 ; with an Account of the Cause and General History of the Late War, His Surrender and Confinement at Jefferson Barracks, and Travels Through the United States

Author: Black Hawk (Sauk chief)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Black Hawk War, 1832

Page: 155

View: 4257


The Counselling Speeches of Jim Kâ-Nîpitêhtêw / Ana Kâ-Pimwêwêhahk Okakêskihkêmowina

Author: Freda Ahenakew,H. Christoph Wolfart

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887553710

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 390

View: 1854


The Counselling Speeches of Jim Ka-Nipitehtew (Ana ka-pimwewehahk okakeskihkemowina) is one of the titles in the Publications of the Algonquian Text Society series. Jim Ka-Nipitehtew was a respected Cree Elder from Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, who spoke only Cree and provided these original counselling discourses. The book offers the speeches in Cree syllabics and in Roman Orthography as well as an English translation and commentary. The Elder offers guidance for First Nations people in these eight speeches that cover the proper performance of ceremonies, words of encouragement for the youth, information about collecting medicinal plants, directions for proper behaviour of men toward women, proper preparations for the Pipe ceremony, the role of the Pipestem in the Making of Treaty 6, the importance of tobacco, and examples of improper ritual behaviour in ceremonies. One of the most important speeches is the narrative of the Cree record for the treaty negotiations that took place in the summer of 1876. It was originally transmitted by Jim Ka-Nipitehtew's father directly to him and the authors comment on this remarkable chain of transmission. The book contains a Cree-English and an English-Cree Glossary. This is an important resource for Cree linguistics as well as those interested in understanding the Cree perspective of Treaty 6.

Ka'u District

Author: Marge and Dennis Elwell Cindy Orlando

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467133345

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 7946


Ka'u is the largest district in Hawai'i and the southernmost. Historically, it is important as the most likely landing area for the first Hawaiians and the location of the first settlement. It was the location of some of the last battles for control of Hawai'i island, and the decision of Ka'u's last ali'i, Keoua Ku'ahu'ula, to agree to a meeting with Kamehameha, which he believed would lead to his death, was a crucial event in the creation of a unified Hawaiian kingdom. After Western contact, the sugar industry dominated the economy of Ka'u, and ranching was also important. Although the sugar industry closed in 1996, the rural character has been maintained, and Ka'u now enjoys some of the longest stretches of undeveloped highway and coastline in the state. The appeal of the district's natural beauty owes much to the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, and Ka'u has a unique location between the two segments of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

Ka'aba: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Yousef Meri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199806195


Page: 10

View: 8473


This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan

Author: Ian Hopkins,Matt Horbal

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439644691

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 6203


Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan opened in the summer of 1929 with a vision of providing an outdoor experience for young people. It is owned and operated by the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), in Highland Park, Illinois, and located in Pearson, Wisconsin. The camp’s name comes from the Native American phrase meaning “spring fed lake” and originated in a contest won by a Scout from the North Shore Area Council, BSA. Thousands of young people and adults have hiked the trails, boated on the lakes, developed their scouting skills, and had countless adventures at the camp. The stories of how the camp was developed, built, and maintained by the North Shore Area Council, BSA, during difficult times, including war and the Great Depression, are shared within. Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan still serves young people, adults, and families from more than 40 communities.


A Novel about Hawaii in the 1850s

Author: Oswald A. Bushnell

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824807290

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 3840


"As beautiful as Hawaii itself, This novel approaches epic magnitude. The narrator is Hiram Nihoa, through whom the author pours his love for Hawaii. Nihoa tells the story of his travels around the island of Oahu a century ago, evoking the scene and the people as he saw and loved them. Nihoa's narrative is taken up by a strange New Englander in the second half of the book. Saul Bristol, a sad and bitter man, reveals Hawaii through the eyes of a newcomer. The two narratives embody the conflict between the old and the new which has had so much to do with the way Hawaii has developed.... In some ways ... a lament, but overall a mele aloha, a song of love." --Publisher's Weekly

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100 Best of Jiggs Kalra

Author: Jiggs Kalra,Pushpesh Pant,Zorawar Kalra

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788184241235

Category: Cookery, Indic

Page: 137

View: 431


Contains biographical information about the author's journey as a cooking expert.

Ka'lah's Great Day

Author: Aminah Shelton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465326812

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9249


Oh, goodness! The day is almost here! What will I do? Will I be afraid? Will I have fun? What will I do? Kalah is a student at Eagle Ranch Elementary School. On Friday, Mrs. Wyatt, her teacher, told the class that in a few days they would participate in a play about farm animals. First, she gave all the children square pieces of paper. Then she instructed them to write down the name of their favorite farm animal, fold the paper, and place it in the hat on her desk.