Small Bodies of Water

Small Bodies of Water PDF Book Detail Author: Nina Mingya Powles
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1838852166
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 200

Book Description
'Remarkable' Robert Macfarlane 'Gorgeous' Amy Liptrot 'Urgent and nourishing' Jessica J. Lee Nina Mingya Powles first learned to swim in Borneo – where her mother was born and her grandfather studied freshwater fish. There, the local swimming pool became her first body of water. Through her life there have been others that have meant different things, but have still been, in their own way, home: from the wild coastline of New Zealand to a pond in northwest London. In lyrical, powerful prose, Small Bodies of Water weaves together memories, dreams and nature writing. Exploring everything from migration, food, family, earthquakes and the ancient lunisolar calendar, Nina reflects on a girlhood spent growing up between two cultures, and what it means to belong.

Body Of A Girl

Body Of A Girl PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Gilbert
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755132165
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 234

Book Description
Chief Inspector Mercer is called when the skeleton of a girl is found on Westlaugh Island in the upper reaches of the Thames. What appears to be routine leads to unexpected events and a string of unlikely characters, including a one armed garage proprietor. The finale involves two nights of violence before the twisted truth finally emerges.

A Body of Water

A Body of Water PDF Book Detail Author: Chioma Urama
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820358584
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 105

Book Description
Beautiful and lyrical, Chioma Urama's A Body of Water is a poetic exploration of ancestry in the American South. These poems are the result of a conversation Urama opened with her ancestors, whose documented and oral histories have been fragmented by a history of enslavement. Urama’s examination of generational trauma collapses linear time and posits that the traumas of the past are present within the consciousness of our bodies until we transmute the energy surrounding them. The work ebbs and flows between pared-down poems where erasure and white space take on substance and roiling lyric essays that fold in divergent voices from historic documents, music, and film. This collection is both vulnerable and political; a meditation on love and grief; an exploration of loss and connectivity. These poems embrace imagination as a tool to emotionally traverse spaces within history that we are told we cannot enter. A Body of Water is an act of remembering, engaging with the idea that “all water has a perfect memory,” and nothing is ever truly lost.

Body of Water

Body of Water PDF Book Detail Author: Sarah Dooley
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1429995343
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
Twelve-year-old Ember's trailer home has been burned in a fire set most likely by her best friend, a boy whose father believes Ember's family are witches. Yes, Ember's mom reads Tarot cards as a business. Ember's friend set the fire to warn the family before his dad did something worse to them. The friend never intended to do so much damage. Now the family is homeless, and living in a campground. They have no money. Ember's beloved dog is missing. School is going to start, and Ember and her sister have no clean clothes, no notebooks. The only place Ember feels at peace is floating in the middle of the lake at the campground. She has to make a fresh start. Can she?

A Girl s Guide to Missiles

A Girl s Guide to Missiles PDF Book Detail Author: Karen Piper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735220387
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
A surreal and poignant coming of age on a secretive missile facility, and "an incredible view of...life in a town built for war."--Booklist The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were Karen Piper's parents, her sister, and--when she needed summer jobs--herself. Her dad designed the Sidewinder, which was ultimately used catastrophically in Vietnam. When her mom got tired of being a stay-at-home mom, she went to work on the Tomahawk. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, and set off down a Los Angeles freeway. Traffic was heavy, and so she stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot. Piper sketches in the belief systems--from Amway's get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeer to evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson--that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman's life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert.

A Body of Water

A Body of Water PDF Book Detail Author: Beverley Farmer
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing
ISBN: 1925818527
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
A new edition of Beverley Farmer's out-of-print classic A Body of Water, which in its mixing of genres — essay, memoir, fiction, folk tale — opened up new frontiers for Australian literature A Body of Water was first published thirty years ago. The writing of the book takes place over a year, and portrays a complete cycle in the writer's life. It begins on her forty-sixth birthday, in a period of emotional inhibition and loneliness – her marriage has broken down, and she is living on her own. By the end of the cycle the narrator has written short stories and poems, which are included in the book, alongside essays about the writing process, journal entries, excerpts from books she has been reading, spiritual meditations, and finely detailed observations of the life around her. The title A Body of Water could be taken to refer to the book's settings along the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, with its bays, the outer harbour, and the lighthouse, standing like a sentinel at the entrance to the ocean. It also suggests the diverse material which fills the book, like a body of water with all that it contains and nurtures. Throughout, one is aware of the the writer's own body, as an entity which shifts its identity like water, with its changes of mood, relationships and reflections. 'Beverley Farmer's expansive curiosity and appreciation for microcosmic significance sharpen a reader's attention to all things lived, dreamed, and observed.' — Josephine Rowe 'A bold and beautiful, genre-defying book, weaving together process and product, reflections on reading and the luminous moments of everyday life into a work that shimmers with allusion, insight and charm. It remains as striking and important a book now as it was in its original context.' — Fiona Wright

Animal Perception and Literary Language

Animal Perception and Literary Language PDF Book Detail Author: Donald Wesling
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030049698
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 327

Book Description
Animal Perception and Literary Language shows that the perceptual content of reading and writing derives from our embodied minds. Donald Wesling considers how humans, evolved from animals, have learned to code perception of movement into sentences and scenes. The book first specifies terms and questions in animal philosophy and surveys recent work on perception, then describes attributes of multispecies thinking and defines a tradition of writers in this lineage. Finally, the text concludes with literature coming into full focus in twelve case studies of varied readings. Overall, Wesling's book offers not a new method of literary criticism, but a reveal of what we all do with perceptual content when we read.

The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake

The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake PDF Book Detail Author: Laura Lee Hope
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776673514
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 186

Book Description
The "Outdoor Girls" pride themselves on their skill at all kinds of outdoor activities -- but even the most adept athletes can have accidents. That's exactly what happens when Grace Ford takes a nasty spill while riding her brother's horse, Prince. Her friend Dodo is also hurt in the incident. Meanwhile, the other girls plan a sailing trip on their friend Betty's new boat.

Around Lake Memphremagog

Around Lake Memphremagog PDF Book Detail Author: Bea Aldrich Nelson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738512501
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 184

Book Description
Around Lake Memphremagog is a pictorial timeline of the thirty-mile-long body of water that shares its Vermont history with Canada. The lake has for thousands of years played a critical role in the lives and history of the Wabanaki. Memlabagwok-the Abenaki name for the lake-was the waterway crossroads at the heart of the western Abenaki homelands. Since the 1600s, Lake Memphremagog has influenced the development of the northern Vermont and southern Canadian towns and villages along its shores. This combined cultural history and heritage is recalled here through sketches, vintage photographs, and postcards.

A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster PDF Book Detail Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545229782
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

A Stretch on the River

A Stretch on the River PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Bissell
Publisher: eNet Press
ISBN: 1618865552
Category : Mississippi River
Languages : en
Pages : 182

Book Description
A Mississippi river yarn about the crew of a towboat at the beginning of WW II. Bissell tells it like it is. This is how they talked, this is how they lived, and sometimes, eloquently and tenderly, this is how they died. Unerringly and with great authenticity, Bissell tells the story of the river and why it grips the men who love it.

Hydrology and Water Resources of India

Hydrology and Water Resources of India PDF Book Detail Author: Sharad K. Jain
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402051808
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 1260

Book Description
India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Divided into four sections this book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India. Finally, the closing chapters discuss views on water management policy for India.

What to do if there is a Murderer in your Family

What to do if there is a Murderer in your Family  PDF Book Detail Author: Veer Devgan
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 205

Book Description
An eye on the ground. A green-eyed boy who popped out of nowhere. A very obese and murderous uncle. Krish’s life has never been normal. He lost his memory when he was barely seven and the only thing he can remember is the stench of ashes and a poor boy whose eye he almost gouged out. His life is turned upside down when he finds his mother lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen, surrounded by her family. What will he do now? The mysterious boy seems to be exceptionally friendly with his brother who is hiding a damning secret. Nothing is as it seems, and the history tying these events is convoluted to incomprehensible proportions. Everything has a reason, but what reason in the world justifies the ruin of so many lives? Can he trust his mind, which has constantly lied to him or is he lying to himself again?

New York Steamboat Horror

New York Steamboat Horror PDF Book Detail Author: H. D. Northrop
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 395427468X
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 486

Book Description
The General Slocum was a passenger steamboat built in Brooklyn. She operated in the New York City area as an excursion steamer. On June 15, 1904, the General Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City. At the time of the accident she was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church (German Americans from Little Germany, Manhattan) to a church picnic. An estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 people on board died. The General Slocum disaster was the New York area's worst disaster in terms of loss of life and the worst maritime disaster in the city's history. This fully illustrated book contains many rare pictures and photographs of the accident and the aftermath.

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl PDF Book Detail Author: Mona Awad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698408934
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
“Stunning . . . As you watch Lizzie navigate fraught relationships—with food, men, girlfriends, her parents and even with herself—you’ll want to grab a friend and say: ‘Whoa. This. Exactly.’” —Washington Post A “hilarious, heartbreaking book” (People) from the author of Bunny Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Atlantic, Time Out New York, and The Globe and Mail Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks—even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she’s afraid to send pictures, even when her skinny friend China does her makeup: she knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles logged, pounds dropped. She fights her way into coveted dresses. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl? In her brilliant, hilarious, and at times shocking debut, Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image-obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance, and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform. As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in fiction. WINNER OF THE AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD FINALIST FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE COLORADO BOOK AWARD FOR LITERARY FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARD HONORABLE MENTION FOR FICTION NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2016 BY ELLE, BUSTLE, AND THE GLOBE AND MAIL NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH BY THE HUFFINGTON POST, BUSTLE AND BOOKRIOT