Stillwater Creek

Author: Alison Booth
ISBN: 1459623541
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Stillwater Creek from the Author: Alison Booth. It's 1957 and, after the death of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her nine-year-old daughter Zidra, travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor from Latvia, is searching for peace and the opportunity to start anew. In her beautiful vine-covered cottage on the edge of the lagoon, she has plans to set herself up as a piano teacher. The weeks pass, and slowly mother and daughter get to know the townsfolk - including kind-hearted butcher George Cadwallader, who is forever gazing at the stars; his son, Jim, a boy wise beyond his years; Peter Vincent, former wartime pilot and prisoner-of-war; and Cherry Bates, the publican's wife who is about to make a horrifying discovery For Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear


Author: Stan Tucker Winfrey Houston
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467113107
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Stillwater from the Author: Stan Tucker Winfrey Houston. Stillwater has been known across the nation as the place "where Oklahoma began." From the boomer camps to the Land Run of 1889, the city has a rich, vibrant history. The tenacity of its residents, though, is the reason Stillwater survived. While towns like Guthrie and Oklahoma City--which had railroads--recorded between 10,000 and 15,000 new residents on the first day of the Land Run, Stillwater could only muster a handful. Although it lacked amenities, Stillwater flourished in grit, hard work, and perseverance. After hard-fought battles to retain the Payne County seat and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater was here to stay. It may have once been proclaimed "where Oklahoma began," but it now has earned its place as "Stillwater, where Oklahoma's future belongs."