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Keyword by title : "If The Creek Dont Rise"

• Author :_Leah Weiss
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1492647462
• ISBN-13 :_9781492647461

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• Description : "[A] striking debut..." — BUSTLE "...masterful use of language....Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon."—Booklist, STARRED Review He's gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby. Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it. This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit. [...] by Publisher : 'Sourcebooks, Inc.'

• Author :_Rita Williams
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0547892527
• ISBN-13 :_9780547892528

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• Description : When Rita Williams was four, her mother died in a Denver boarding house. This death delivered Rita into the care of her aunt Daisy, the last surviving African American widow of a Union soldier and a maverick who had spirited her sharecropping family out of the lynching South and reinvented them as ranch hands and hunting guides out West. But one by one they slipped away, to death or to an easier existence elsewhere, leaving Rita as Daisy's last hope to right the racial wrongs of the past and to make good on a lifetime of thwarted ambition. If the Creek Don't Rise tells how Rita found her way out from under this crippling legacy and, instead of becoming "a perfect credit to her race," discovered how to become herself. Set amid the harsh splendor of the Colorado Rockies, this is a gorgeous, ruthless, and unique account of the lies families live-and the moments of truth and beauty that save us. [...] by Publisher : 'Houghton Mifflin Harcourt'

• Author :_David Patrick Cook
• Pages :_63 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780834192898
• ISBN-13 :_0834192896

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• Description : Zany two-act comedy centers on Doc, an eccentric old man whose home is full of advice seekers. Wholesome, nonreligious, and highly entertaining. [...] by Publisher : ''

• Author :_Peggy V. Allen
• Pages :_166 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0595227899
• ISBN-13 :_9780595227891

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• Description : A true survival story of a poor black family living in Southern Alabama, as told by the great granddaughter of a former slave. [...] by Publisher : 'iUniverse'

• Author :_S. C. Gwynne
• Pages :_384 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1416597158
• ISBN-13 :_9781416597155

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• Description : In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Kathleen Grissom
• Pages :_400 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1471159310
• ISBN-13 :_9781471159312

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• Description : A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

• Author :_Miriam Karmel
• Pages :_192 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0998601012
• ISBN-13 :_9780998601014

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• Description : A dazzling, lively, and masterful collection of short stories that is the recipient of the inaugural Holy Cow! Press "First Fiction" prize. Nearly every story has been previously published; three have won the Tamarack Award, the Waasnode Short Fiction Prize, and the Moment/Karma short fiction prize. With humor and insightfulness, the topics range from motherhood, Jewish American culture, marriage/divorce/old age. [...] by Publisher : 'Holy Cow! Press'

• Author :_Tori Amos
• Pages :_139 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780825616921
• ISBN-13 :_0825616921

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• Description : The official lyric book containing the words to every one of Tori's released songs, from the best-loved hits to the rarest B-sides. Featuring the lyrics to over 100 songs, a foreword by Tori herself, and original artwork by Hern Leonhard, this beautiful, collectible book is a must for all Tori Amos fans. [...] by Publisher : 'Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books'

Mercy's Rain

2015-01-06 | Fiction

• Author :_Cindy K. Sproles
• Pages :_272 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_082544361X
• ISBN-13 :_9780825443619

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• Description : When your life is built around a father’s wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God? Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and hate, won’t stand her ground to save Mercy either. The Pastor has robbed Mercy of innocence and love, a husband and her child. Not a single person seems capable of standing up to the Pastor’s unrestrained evil. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands. Her heart was hardened to love long before she took on the role of judge, jury, and executioner of the Pastor. She just didn’t realize the retribution she thought would save her, might turn her into the very thing she hated most. Sent away by her angry and grieving mother, Mercy’s path is unclear until she meets a young preacher headed to counsel a pregnant couple. Sure that her calling is to protect the family, Mercy is drawn into a different life on the other side of the mountain where she slowly discovers true righteousness has nothing evil about it—and that there might be room for her own stained and shattered soul to find shelter. . . and even love. Mercy’s Rain is a remarkable historical novel set in 19th century Appalachia that traces the thorny path from bitterness to forgiveness and reveals the victory and strength that comes from simple faith. [...] by Publisher : 'Kregel Publications'

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