Western Wind

An Introduction to Poetry

Author: John Frederick Nims,David Mason

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780073031804

Category: Poetry

Page: 631

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This collection of classic and contemporary poems also includes exercises, chapter summaries, games, diagrams, illustrations, and 4-colour reproductions of great works of art. This edition incorporates many new poets and expanded coverage of women and ethnic poets.

East Wind: West Wind

The Saga of a Chinese Family

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453263462

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck’s classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman’s coming of age as she’s torn between Eastern and Western cultures Kwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl—taught by her mother to submit in all things, “as a flower submits to sun and rain alike.” Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she’s surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further. East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck’s acclaimed novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Western Wind

Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504037464

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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From Newbery Medal–winning author Paula Fox,an isolated young girl discovers surprising revelations about her grandmother—and herself. Eleven-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Benedict is furious when she finds out she’ll be spending a month with her grandmother in Maine. She’s sure she’s being packed off to a remote island to live in a cottage without electricity or plumbing so that her parents can be alone with her new baby brother. While her grandmother spends her days painting, Elizabeth explores the island. She is drawn to Aaron, the strange son of their only neighbors. One day, something happens that changes everything—and reveals the real reason she was sent to Pring Island. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, this incandescent novel takes on themes of isolation, creativity, and family as an elderly woman confronts her own mortality with acceptance and dignity.

Dear Thief

A Novel

Author: Samantha Harvey

Publisher: Atavist Books

ISBN: 1937894452

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy,” writes the unnamed narrator of Dear Thief. The thief is Nina, or Butterfly, who disappeared eighteen years earlier and who is being summoned by this letter, this bomb, these recollections, revisions, accusations, and confessions. “Sometimes I imagine, out of sheer playfulness, that I am writing this as a kind of defence for having murdered and buried you under the patio.” Dear Thief is a letter to an old friend, a song, a jewel, and a continuously surprising triangular love story. Samantha Harvey writes with a dazzling blend of fury and beauty about the need for human connection and the brutal vulnerability that need exposes. “While I write my spare hand might be doing anything for all you know; it might be driving a pin into your voodoo stomach.” Here is a rare novel that traverses the human heart in original and indelible ways.

Western Wind

Author: Paula Fox

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504037464

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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From Newbery Medal–winning author Paula Fox,an isolated young girl discovers surprising revelations about her grandmother—and herself. Eleven-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Benedict is furious when she finds out she’ll be spending a month with her grandmother in Maine. She’s sure she’s being packed off to a remote island to live in a cottage without electricity or plumbing so that her parents can be alone with her new baby brother. While her grandmother spends her days painting, Elizabeth explores the island. She is drawn to Aaron, the strange son of their only neighbors. One day, something happens that changes everything—and reveals the real reason she was sent to Pring Island. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, this incandescent novel takes on themes of isolation, creativity, and family as an elderly woman confronts her own mortality with acceptance and dignity.

Gone with the Western Wind

Author: Charles Oswald

Publisher: High C Ranch Publications

ISBN: 0965815609

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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This earthy and violent saga of high adventure in the American West features colorful western characters who live in times far removed, and in a place at civilization's very edge, alongside such legends of the American West as Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody, Chief Sitting Bull, General Custer, and Crazy Horse.

Western Wind, Eastern Shore

A Sailing Cruise Around the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia

Author: Robert De Gast

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Delmarva Peninsula

Page: 176

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Living on the Wind

Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865475915

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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In this magisterial work of nature writing, the author delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems migratory birds now face. 6 maps.

Shaped by the West Wind

Nature and History in Georgian Bay

Author: Claire Elizabeth Campbell

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774810999

Category: History

Page: 282

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"Claire Campbell draws from recent work in cultural history, landscape studies in geography and art history, and environmental history to explore what happens when external agendas confront local realities - a story central to the Canadian experience. Explorers, fishers, artists, and park planners all were forced to respond to the unique contours of this inland sea; their encounters defined a regional identity even as they constructed a popular image for the Bay in the national imagination."--Jacket.

Western Winds

The Brontë Irish Heritage

Author: Edward Chitham

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750964626

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Exploring the Irish heritage of the Brontës and the influence it had on their work"Has it ever been sufficiently recognized that Charlotte Brontë is first and foremost an Irish woman?" asked Mary Ward in 1899. The answer to this question, even in 2015, is no. This book tries to set the record straight by exploring the Irish heritage of the Brontës. Emily, in particular, seems to have had Irish concerns close to her heart. Based on new and extensive research, this revised edition traces their Irish heritage and suggests ways in which this is seen in the Bronte sisters' output.

The Western Wind

Author: Samantha Harvey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473553598

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Oakham, near Bruton, is a tiny village by a big river without a bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found. Was it murder, or suicide, or an accident? The whole story is relayed by the village priest, John Reve, who in his role as confessor is privy to a lot of information that others have not. But will he be able to explain what happened to the victim, Tom Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can’t? Reve is an extraordinary creation, a patient shepherd to his wayward flock, and through his words Harvey creates a medieval world that is in no way alien but almost tangible in its immediacy. His language is modern, but steeped in medieval culture and beliefs. This is Samantha Harvey’s fourth novel. The previous three appeared on countless prize lists, from the Bailey’s Prize to the Man Booker. The Western Wind will surely join them.

Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade

Author: Mamare Touno

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316474517

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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Soujirou is conducting special training in hopes of acquiring power from outside the system. However, just under their noses, an army of more than ten thousand Goblins appears on the Zantleaf Peninsula! In the face of this unprecedented situation, the West Wind Brigade musters its best fighters and sets off to guard the Ancient Court of Eternal Ice, where the nobles are assembled!

West Wind

Poems and Prose Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547525761

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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The New York Times has called Mary Oliver's poems "thoroughly convincing - as genuine, moving, and implausible as the first caressing breeze of spring." In this stunning collection of forty poems - nineteen previously unpublished - she writes of nature and love, of the way they transform over time. And the way they remain constant. And what did you think love would be like? A summer day? The brambles in their places, and the long stretches of mud? Flowers in every field, in every garden, with their soft beaks and their pastel shoulders? On one street after another, the litter ticks in the gutter. In one room after another, the lovers meet, quarrel, sicken, break apart, cry out. One or two leap from windows. Most simply lean, exhausted, their thin arms on the sill. They have done all they could. The golden eagle, that lives not far from here, has perhaps a thousand tiny feathers flowing from the back of its head, each one shaped like an infinitely small but perfect spear.

Face the North Wind

Author: A. L. Karras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550052336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Celebrating our 20th classic back in print, the Western Canadian Classics series is designed to keep the best western Canadian history, biography, and other works available in attractive and affordable editions. These popular and bestselling books are selected for their quality, enduring appeal, and importance to an understanding of our past. From the author of the classic North to Cree Lake, Arthur Karras, Face the North Wind is the compelling true story of cousins Fred Darbyshire and Ed Theriau, who spent almost five decades, from 1924 to 1975, trapping and living off the land in northern Saskatchewan. Working an area roughly defined by Cree, Wollaston, and Reindeer Lakes, Fred and Ed evolved from innocent greenhorns to expert trappers at a time when modern conveniences were unheard of in that part of the country. Intertwined with the two men's experiences are gripping accounts of the annual Hudson's Bay Company fur brigades along the Churchill River, encounters with wolves, trappers' lore, and exciting tales of memorable fur, game, and fish catches.

Our Kind of Cruelty

A Novel

Author: Araminta Hall

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374717990

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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One of LitHub’s Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2018 “This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I’ve read in years. In short: I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.” —Gillian Flynn “A perfect nightmare of a novel—as merciless a thriller as I’ve ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.” —A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, and the complicated lines between truth and perception, Our Kind of Cruelty introduces Araminta Hall, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense. This is a love story. Mike’s love story. Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together. It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls. It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus. It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .

Colter's West Wind

Author: Christopher B. Hodges

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483472760

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Colter’s West Wind tells the story of John Colter who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and an explorer and fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains. Colter’s humble beginnings on the Kentucky frontier were followed by years of exploring the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and bringing commerce into the area. Colter found himself in the cross currents of British and American interests and the geopolitical struggles of the indigenous people who inhabited the area. While much mystery still surrounds much of Colter’s life, Colter’s West Wind builds a narrative on what is known about him and how a humble Kentuckian became part of history.

Rivers of Wind

A Western Boyhood Remembered

Author: Gary Penley

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781589801974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Hard times, good times, and moments of absolute hilarity compose this tender and affecting memoir of the authorï s youth on his grandfatherï s ranch on the Colorado plains.

West with the Night

Author: Beryl Markham

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453237917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.