From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption. Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had. At the same time, Deborah's primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and expert in the Pacific Theater of World War II whose career ended in academic scandal. Alone in the world, the embittered professor is dying. As Barclay begrudgingly comes to trust Deborah, he tells her stories from that long-ago war, which help her find a way to help her husband battle his demons. Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, The Hummingbird is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elyse Mirto, John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004596/bk_harp_004596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Ella feels most at home in the thick, rainy forests around her home. She’s friendly, kind, and spends most of her time helping her parents out at their cafe. But she isn’t totally innocent. She’s definitely not a “good girl.” For a small-town woman, Ella has some very sinful fantasies. Her habits are even more sinful. When she’s sent to go gather mushrooms for her parents, she heads away from the trail to get some privacy. Then, she takes some time to do something a little more fun. The forest isn’t the only thing getting wet in the rain. Ella has dreamed of meeting a mountain man for some time, now. He’d be complete with a strong body, beard, and piercing eyes. The thought of the things she would do with him were incredible. The soft Oregon moss would be the perfect bed. She thinks she’s alone in her woods, dreaming of her perfect man. Little does she know, she isn’t. That’s when Dean comes strolling out from between the trees. He’s straight out of her wildest fantasies. Will she be able to contain her passion? Will she even want to? Warning: This book is part of Aurelia Hilton’s hot, sexy, and steamy romance novel series.... Things will get hot & steamy.... Find out what happens when a young lady meets her fantasy…because it’s wild! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153868/bk_acx0_153868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence from the critically acclaimed author of Bad Marie. With each new novel, Marcy Dermansky deploys her "brainy, emotionally sophisticated" (New York Times) prose to greater and greater heights, and The Red Car is no exception. Leah is living in Queens with a possessive husband she doesn't love and a long list of unfulfilled ambitions when she's jolted from a thick ennui by a call from the past. Her beloved former boss and friend, Judy, has died in a car accident and left Leah her most prized possession and, as it turns out, the instrument of Judy's death: a red sports car. Judy was the mentor Leah never expected. She encouraged Leah's dreams, analyzed her love life, and eased her into adulthood over long lunches away from the office. Facing the jarring disconnect between the life she expected and the one she is now actually living, Leah takes off for San Francisco to claim Judy's car. In sprawling days defined by sex, sorrow, and unexpected delight, Leah revisits past lives and loves in search of a self she abandoned long ago. Piercing through Leah's surreal haze is the enigmatic voice of Judy, as sharp as ever, providing wry commentary on Leah's every move. Dermansky evokes yet another edgy, capricious, and beautifully haunting heroine - one whose search for realization is as wonderfully unpredictable and hypnotic as the twists and turns of the Pacific Coast Highway. Tautly wound, transgressive, and mordantly funny, The Red Car is an incisive exploration of one woman's unusual route to self-discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Soneela Nankani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009199/bk_blak_009199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explains the origins, history, religion, and social structure of the tribe. Discusses the tribe's involvement in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Includes a Bibliography for further reading. Includes a Table of Contents. From the "Trail of Tears" to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture. In Charles River Editors' Native American Tribes series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the history and culture of North America's most famous native tribes in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Many Native American tribes went out of their way to steer clear of white settlers during the 19th century, but the Nez Percé people might have remained confined to historical obscurity if not for their willingness to establish ties with European adventurers, explorers, clergy, and settlers. By doing so, most notably assisting the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805, the Nez Percé succeeded in not only bringing to light their ancient heritage but staking their claim to their place in modernity. From their role in helping Lewis and Clark blaze a trail to the Northwest Pacific coast in the early 19th century to their modern-day roles in the fields of academics, politics, the arts and sciences, the Nez Percé people stand among America's most influential. Nez Percé literally means "pierced nose" in French, but it is unclear whether the tribe ever used nose piercing as a form of ornament. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Stamets. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035171/bk_acx0_035171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Named a 'Best Book of 2019' by the New York Public Library In March 2011, a tsunami caused by an earthquake collided with nearby power plant Fukushima Daiichi, causing the only nuclear disaster in history to rival Chernobyl in scope. Those who stayed at the plant to stabilize the reactors, willing to sacrifice their lives, became known internationally as the Fukushima 50. In tsunami vs. the fukushima 50, Lee Ann Roripaugh takes a piercing, witty, and ferocious look into the heart of the disaster. Here we meet its survivors and victims, from a pearl-catcher to a mild-mannered father to a drove of mindless pink robots. And then there is Roripaugh&#8217;s unforgettable Tsunami: a force of nature, femme fatale, and &#8220;annihilatrix.&#8221; Tsunami is part hero and part supervillain&#8212;angry, loud, forcefully defending her rights as a living being in contemporary industrialized society. As humanity rebuilds in disaster&#8217;s wake, Tsunami continues to wreak her own havoc, battling humans&#8217; self-appointed role as colonizer of Earth and its life-forms. &#8220;She&#8217;s an unsubtle thief / a giver of gifts,&#8221; Roripaugh writes of Tsunami, who spits garbage from the Pacific back into now-pulverized Fukushima. As Tsunami makes visible her suffering, the wrath of nature scorned, humanity has the opportunity to reconsider the trauma they cause Earth and each other. But will they look?
Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these vast landscapes, hunting, fishing, and sports are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings like the scent of gunpowder, this is a collection of power.
With each new novel, Marcy Dermansky deploys her 'brainy, emotionally sophisticated' (New York Times) prose to greater and greater heights, and The Red Car is no exception. Leah is living in Queens with a possessive husband she doesn't love and a long list of unfulfilled ambitions, when she's jolted from a thick ennui by a call from the past. Her beloved former boss and friend, Judy, has died in a car accident and left Leah her most prized possession and, as it turns out, the instrument of Judy's death: a red sports car. Judy was the mentor Leah never expected. She encouraged Leah's dreams, analyzed her love life, and eased her into adulthood over long lunches away from the office. Facing the jarring disconnect between the life she expected and the one she is now actually living, Leah takes off for San Francisco to claim Judy's car. In sprawling days defined by sex, sorrow, and unexpected delight, Leah revisits past lives and loves in search of a self she abandoned long ago. Piercing through Leah's surreal haze is the enigmatic voice of Judy, as sharp as ever, providing wry commentary on Leah's every move. Following her 'irresistible' (Time) and 'wicked' (Slate) novel Bad Marie, Dermansky evokes yet another edgy, capricious, and beautifully haunting heroine-one whose search for realization is as wonderfully unpredictable and hypnotic as the twists and turns of the Pacific Coast Highway. Tautly wound, transgressive, and mordantly funny, The Red Car is an incisive exploration of one woman's unusual route to self-discovery.
What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain was not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end. 'Utterly gorgeous. Mesmerizing. Hypnotic. I love this book.' -Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four-maternal abandonment isn't exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes-that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and coconspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom's wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won't let go. On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.