A Slender Thread

Author: Stephen Venables
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 1560252987
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A Slender Thread from the Author: Stephen Venables. "A Slender Thread" tells the gripping tale of an accomplished climber's against-all-odds survival after a near-fatal plunge off one of the world's highest mountains. Premiering in February, Venable will be appearing in an IMAX film recreating Shackleton's heroic climb on South Georgia Island. 16 photos.

A Slender Thread

Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441203311
Size: 38.59 MB
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A Slender Thread from the Author: Tracie Peterson. Driven Apart by Their Past, Can the Bonds of Sisterhood Survive What Lies Ahead? From the dramatic tradition of such classics as Little Women and A Thousand Acres comes Tracie Peterson's contemporary novel, A Slender Thread. Well-known for her Westward Chronicles series as well as her historical series with Judith Pella, Peterson now uses her agile storytelling skills to tackle a family saga about the bonds of sisterhood, which you will not want to miss. United for the first time in years, five sisters return to their childhood in order to bid farewell to a mother they never knew, lost to the world that had made her a star. Knowing her only in her films, the sisters feel neither an emotional connection with her tragic death nor with each other. Only their deep love for their godly grandmother, Mattie, pulls them together. In the wake of the funeral, the Mitchell sisters discover the impact of their absent mother on the choices they've made throughout their lives. A heartrending betrayal and a second tragedy threaten them further. Haunted by the past, unsure of the future, the sisters have only the example of Mattie and God's grace reaching through her lives to make them a family.

A Slender Thread

Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763366
Size: 59.69 MB
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A Slender Thread from the Author: Diane Ackerman. his astonishing book by the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses reveals Ackerman's parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor. "(Ackerman) brings a luminous and illuminating combination of sensuality, science, and speculation to whatever she considers."--San Francisco Examiner. From the Hardcover edition.

A Slender Thread

Author: Katharine Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101565012
Size: 42.91 MB
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A Slender Thread from the Author: Katharine Davis. A gripping novel of two sisters who must reimagine the future-before they're ready to let go of the past. As a girl, Margot Winkler knew her big sister Lacey would keep her safe. Decades later, Lacey's home is often Margot's refuge. Lacey's life has seemed close to perfect-a loving husband, twin daughters on the brink of womanhood, and a home filled with her beautiful hand-woven textiles. But everything changes when Lacey reveals some devastating news. A rare disease is slowly stealing her ability to use language. Now Margot must imagine the future and find the courage to help her sister discover a new voice, keenly aware of the slender threads that bind them to this life, and to each other.

The Slender Thread

Author: Willeen G. Keough
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780231132022
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The Slender Thread from the Author: Willeen G. Keough. "In The Slender Thread: Irish Women on the Southern Avalon, 1750-1860, Willeen Keough explores the lives of Irish-Newfoundland women who cofounded fishing communities along the southern Avalon Peninsula in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using gender as a category of analysis, refracted through the lenses of ethnicity and class, Keough concentrates on the female dynamics of immigration and community formation, attempting to discern the meanings that women ascribed to their experiences and the understandings of Irish-Newfoundland womanhood that were constructed within this New World environment." "Keough layers her evidence, interweaving traditional and nontraditional sources to re-create the everyday world of these Irish-Newfoundland women. She embraces a technique of overlay and interplay and invites the reader to move between layers of information that create a vivid impression of the whole."--BOOK JACKET.

A Slender Thread

Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763366
Size: 79.90 MB
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A Slender Thread from the Author: Diane Ackerman. his astonishing book by the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses reveals Ackerman's parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor. "(Ackerman) brings a luminous and illuminating combination of sensuality, science, and speculation to whatever she considers."--San Francisco Examiner. From the Hardcover edition.

A Dictionary Of Entomology

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Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593542X
Size: 45.87 MB
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A Dictionary Of Entomology from the Author: . Incorporating an estimated 43,000 definitions, this major reference work is a comprehensive, fully cross-referenced collection of terms, names and phrases used in entomology. It is the only listing that covers insect anatomy, behaviour, biology, ecology, histology, molecular biology, morphology, pest management, taxonomy and systematics. Common names, scientific binomen and taxonomic classifications are provided as well as order, suborder, superfamily, family and subfamily names and diagnostic features of orders and families. With new and updated terms, particularly in molecular biology, phylogeny and spatial technology, this revised new edition of A Dictionary of Entomology is an essential reference for researchers and students of entomology and related disciplines.

A Thread Of Grace

Author: Mary Doria Russell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407095765
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A Thread Of Grace from the Author: Mary Doria Russell. 8th September 1943, and Claudette Blum and her father are among thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing over the Alps towards Italy. For the Italians have broken with Hitler and sued for peace, and here the Blums hope to find safety at last. But overnight the Nazis seize control and the country becomes a battleground - for the occupying German forces, the advancing allies, partisans, Jews in hiding and ordinary Italians simply trying to survive. Against this dramatic backdrop and through the lives of a multitude of beautifully drawn characters - a mercurial resistance leader, a priest, an Italian rabbi and his family, and a disillusioned Wehrmacht doctor - Mary Doria Russell tells the little-known story of those who sought refuge in Italy during the final phase of the Second World War, and of those who risked all to help them. It is a powerful, profoundly moving novel.