Hyacinth

Author: George A. Birmingham
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776580370
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Hyacinth from the Author: George A. Birmingham. At the turn of the twentieth century, Ireland was a maelstrom of political and sectoral conflict, and with the publication of his novel Hyacinth, the Church of Ireland clergyman James Owen Hannay (who wrote under the pen name George A. Birmingham) stepped right into the middle of the controversy. Focusing on the life story of a young Protestant boy who grows up surrounded by Catholics, the novel attempts to add a human dimension to the ongoing strife between the two religious traditions.

Water Hyacinth In Africa And The Middle East

Author: Luis A. Navarro
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 088936933X
Size: 67.37 MB
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Water Hyacinth In Africa And The Middle East from the Author: Luis A. Navarro. Water Hyacinth in Africa and the Middle East: A Survey of Problems and Solutions

Hyacinth Girls

Author: Lauren Frankel
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0553418068
Size: 23.72 MB
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Hyacinth Girls from the Author: Lauren Frankel. A stunning debut about a young teenager on the brink and a parent desperate to find the truth before it's too late. Thirteen year old Callie is accused of bullying at school, but Rebecca knows the gentle girl she's raised must be innocent. After Callie is exonerated, she begins to receive threatening notes from the girl who accused her, and as these notes become desperate, Rebecca feels compelled to intervene. As she tries to save this unbalanced girl, Rebecca remembers her own intense betrayals and best-friendships as a teenager, when her failure to understand those closest to her led to tragedy. She'll do anything to make this story end differently. But Rebecca doesn’t understand what’s happening or who is truly a victim, and now Callie is in terrible danger. This raw and beautiful story about the intensity of adolescent emotions and the complex identity of a teenage girl looks unflinchingly at how cruelty exists in all of us, and how our worst impulses can estrange us from ourselves - or even save us. From the Hardcover edition.

The Scent Of Hyacinth

Author: Sherrie Seibert Goff
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595343619
Size: 51.81 MB
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The Scent Of Hyacinth from the Author: Sherrie Seibert Goff. The Scent of Hyacinth weaves a romantic adventure around the legend of Numa Pompilius, Rome's second king, and a water nymph named Egeria. Tradition ran that Egeria was the mistress of wise King Numa, that he consorted with her in the secrecy of a sacred grove, and that the laws which he gave the Romans were inspired by communion with her divinity. Prima, the daughter of assassinated King Romulus, holds precariously onto the reins of power and survives the dangerous machinations of ambitious senators only by advancing her friend Numa Pompilius to the heights of government. Numa, whose training as a religious scholar intensifies his innate distaste for politics, decries the intrigues and power plays that accost him in Rome. With divine advice from his mistress, this gentle lawgiver brings an end to war and institutes the priesthood, augurs and vestals for the rough-edged Romans. The language is rich with specificity of details, rhythm and sound in this lovely yet disturbing rendering of a very distant Roman era. The author seems to know this story so well and the setting so precisely, that it doesn't seem researched at all. As a writer, Ms. Goff inhabits her setting as if she had lived there in a previous life. What's more, it doesn't come across as a historical or genre novel, but pure literature that uses sophisticated fictional elements to render a story that holds themes to which contemporary readers can relate. Brilliantly accomplished! Writer's Digest Book Awards