Publisher :CreateSpace Release Date :2013-08-05 ISBN :9781466216310 Pages :420 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (216 users)
Download or read book Liquid Comfort written by Cheryl Lee Petro and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2013-08-05 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometimes the ocean hands you an unexpected wave.Travis Kelly wants nothing more than to win the world surfing championship and show up his rival, Kane, but when a horrible accident leaves him disabled, he finds himself floating in a world of misery. Surfing was his life. How will he cope? By drowning his sorrows in alcohol, he runs the risk of following in his dead-beat brother's footsteps—a path of addiction he despises, yet seems drawn toward.Adrift in a sea of self-destruction, Travis struggles between what makes the pain disappear, and what the surfer really wants—the ocean, the girl, and the union of his family. With a touch of Hawaiian culture, Liquid Comfort is a stirring tale of surf, addiction, determination and unconditional love. Hang on for a gnarly ride!“There are many forms of comfort. Some will drown you. Others will keep you afloat.”
Publisher :TouchPoint Press Release Date :2021-10-11 ISBN : Pages :332 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (66 users)
Download or read book Charlotte's Story written by Carolyn Korsmeyer and published by TouchPoint Press. This book was released on 2021-10-11 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the England of Jane Austen, Charlotte Lucas, unhappy with her loquacious and overbearing husband, draws on her wit and daring to tackle the unexpected problems besetting her marriage. Charlotte Lucas, a character first appearing in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, has made an unfortunate marriage to the loquacious William Collins, reckoning that his tedious conversation is a small price to pay for the prosperous home and family she hopes to gain. However, trouble brews within the first months of marriage, and she is upset and angered by his presumptuous tendency to interfere with her friendships. To ease the strain of their relationship, Charlotte leaves her husband to visit the fashionable city of Bath with several women companions. The weeks in Bath prove to be a time for self-discovery and freedom, even license. Although the marital frost between Charlotte and William begins to thaw, that tranquility lasts only briefly, for events in Bath have resulted in an unfortunate, even calamitous, consequence. Charlotte devises a solution to the advantage of all that combines bold connivance and compassionate duplicity. Some would castigate her audacious stratagem, but she believes it justified by the hope of happiness and the wit and courage to seek it. The perfect book club recommendation! --Charlotte’s Story adopts Jane Austen’s style of writing, updated for a contemporary audience --Amplifies some of the minor characters of Pride and Prejudice and develops their own stories --Occasionally dips into Austen’s text to indicate where the plot of Charlotte’s Story intersects with Pride and Prejudice; such sentences are indicated with shaded text. --Explores the problems of courtship and marriage that women of rural middle class in England faced, and ruminates on the persistence of similar issues facing us today. There are a number of ‘sequels’ to Pride and Prejudice on the market, of which the most well-known is probably P.D. James’ mystery, Death Comes to Pemberley. Charlotte’s Story is more of a parallel plot that dips in and out of the events from Austen’s originating novel. In Charlotte's Story, Carolyn Korsmeye explores Charlotte’s clear-sighted realism in contrast to the romance that is so frequently the focus of interest in Austen’s characters.
Publisher : Release Date :1850 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.D/5 ( users)
Download or read book leonard lindsay: or, the story of a buccaneer. in two volumes. vol. ii written by angus b. reach and published by . This book was released on 1850 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Library of Alexandria Release Date :2015-09-16 ISBN :1465604251 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (465 users)
Download or read book The Death Ship: A Strange Story (Complete) written by William Clark Russell and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I will pass by all the explanations concerning the reasons of my going to sea, as I do not desire to forfeit your kind patience by letting this story stand. Enough if I say that after I had been fairly well grounded in English, arithmetic and the like, which plain education I have never wearied of improving by reading everything good that came in my way, I was bound apprentice to a respectable man named Joshua Cox, of Whitby, and served my time in his vessel, the Laughing SusanÑa brave, nimble brigantine. We traded to Riga, Stockholm, and Baltic ports, and often to Rotterdam, where, having a quick ear, which has sometimes served me for playing upon the fiddle for my mates to dance or sing to, I picked up enough of Dutch to enable me to hold my own in conversing with a Hollander, or Hans Butterbox, as those people used to be called; that is to say, I had sufficient words at command to qualify me to follow what was said and to answer so as to be intelligible; the easier, since, uncouth as that language is, there is so much of it resembling ours in sound that many words in it might easily pass for portions of our tongue grossly and ludicrously articulated. Why I mention this will hereafter appear. When my apprenticeship term had expired, I made two voyages as second mate, and then obtained an appointment to that post in a ship named the Saracen, for a voyage to the East Indies. This was anno1796. I was then two-and-twenty years of age, a tall, well-built young fellow, with tawny hair, of the mariner's complexion from the high suns I had sailed under and the hardening gales I had stared into, with dark blue eyes filled with the light of an easy and naturally merry heart, white teeth, very regular, and a glad expression as though, forsooth, I found something gay and to like in all that I looked at. Indeed it was a saying with my mother that "Geff,"Ñmeaning GeoffreyÑthat "Geff's appearance was as though a very little joke would set the full measure of his spirits overflowing."
Publisher :trash books Release Date : ISBN :1519939515 Pages :157 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (519 users)
Download or read book Heart on the Devil's Sleeve written by M.E. Purfield and published by trash books. This book was released on with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The man she hates returns and now she must save him before it’s too late. Just as teen psychic Miki Radicci returns to work on her art, Federal Marshals searching for her uncle who recently escaped from prison knock on her door. Oddly, her grandfather is missing, too. All that remain of the two most important men in her life is a list of doctors who were deep in secret psychic research, half of which had been murdered. Pursued by a vengeful federal agent, Miki tries to solve a string of murders weaved tight with her crime-ridden family. This time, the truth may steal her sanity and life. Buy this suspenseful and thrilling dark psychic fantasy and join the many thrilled readers of this highly-rated series.
Publisher :Arcadia Publishing Release Date :2012-04-08 ISBN :1614235007 Pages :176 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (614 users)
Download or read book Houston Beer written by Ronnie Crocker and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2012-04-08 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the early days, and long before Americans had ever heard the term "craft beer," settlers in the Bayou City excelled in the art of ales, stouts and lagers. In 1913, it was a Houston brewery that claimed the distinction of "the world's finest bottled beer" after winning an international competition in Belgium. The unfortunate rise of Prohibition put the industry on hold, but recent years have seen a strong resurgence. At the beginning of 2008, Saint Arnold Brewing Company was the only craft brewery in Houston. Just a few years later, there are five and counting within an hour's drive of downtown. Journalist and "Beer, TX" blogger Ronnie Crocker chronicles Houston's long and surprising history of brewing, tracing everything from the grand legacy of Anheuser-Busch to the up-and-coming craft beer makers and those brewing it right at home.
Publisher :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date :2015 ISBN :0544256212 Pages :293 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (544 users)
Download or read book Just Add Water written by Clay Marzo and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2015 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the best freestyle surfer in the world, an inspiring and moving memoir about his ascendance to the top of the surfing world while struggling for most of his young life with undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome Clay Marzo has an almost preternatural gift with a surfboard. From his first moments underwater (he learned to swim at two months old) to his first ventures atop his father's surfboard as a toddler, it was obvious that Marzo's single-minded focus on all things surfing was unique. But not until late in his teens, when this surfing phenom was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, did the deeper reasons for his obsession—and his astonishing gift for surfing—become clear. Just Add Water is the remarkable story of Marzo's rise to the top of the pro surfing world—and the personal trials he overcame in making it there. Marzo endured a difficult childhood. He was a colicky baby who his mother found could be soothed only with water. Later, as he entered school, his undiagnosed Asperger's made it tough for him to relate to his peers and fit in, but his relationship with the wave was elemental. Marzo could always turn to surfing, the only place where he truly felt at peace. Unflinching and inspiring, Just Add Water is a brave memoir from a one-of-a-kind surfing savant who has electrified fans around the world with his gift and whose story speaks boldly to the hope and ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
Publisher :Gibbs Smith Release Date :2004 ISBN :9781586852146 Pages :216 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (852 users)
Download or read book The Lost Coast written by Drew Kampion and published by Gibbs Smith. This book was released on 2004 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As energy passing through matter organizes matter, so years of intimacy with the ocean and its waves organizes and alters the perceptions of the surfer. The lulls, sets, and rogue waves; the briny stew in which they tumble and struggle; the continual oscillations of reflective surfaces under shifting skies; the lurking presence of "The Landlord" -- all of this alters the senses while it educates the surfer, revealing the laws of the universe on a scale that can be engaged and understood. This collection of stories will pull you into the world of the surfer -- capturing your emotion and engaging your mind. As varied as the patterns of waves, these stories reveal the joy, fear, longing, and ever-present questions of human emotion and existence. Book jacket.
Publisher :AuthorHouse Release Date :2011-02 ISBN :1456717448 Pages :110 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (456 users)
Download or read book The Turn of the Tide written by Robert J. Rance and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-02 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively narrative describes the author's dedication to the preservation of the striped bass as well as his effort to expose the chicanery of politicians who fought to defeat management bills designs to save the fish.
Publisher :e-artnow Release Date :2022-01-04 ISBN : Pages :11554 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (46 users)
Download or read book The Jolly Roger Boxed-Set written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2022-01-04 with total page 11554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection of pirate tales, sea adventure novels and true stories of the most notorious pirates: True Pirates of the Caribbean: The King of Pirates: Of Captain Avery, And his Crew Captain Martel Captain Teach, alias Blackbeard Edward England Charles Vane Rackam Mary Read Anne Bonny John Bowen... The Trial of the Pirates at Providence The Pirate Gow The Pirates of Panama… Novels & Stories: Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Pirate (Walter Scott) Blackbeard: Buccaneer (Ralph D. Paine) Pieces of Eight (Richard Le Gallienne) The Gold-Bug (Edgar Allan Poe) Jack London: Hearts of Three Tales of the Fish Patrol Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe Captain Singleton Jules Verne: The Mysterious Island Facing the Flag The Dark Frigate (Charles Boardman Hawes) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Dealings of Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Pirate (Frederick Marryat) The Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne) The Pirate City (R. M. Ballantyne) Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader (R. M. Ballantyne) Captain Boldheart& the Latin-Grammar Master (Charles Dickens) The Master Key (L. Frank Baum) A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn) The Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard) Queen of the Black Coast (Robert E. Howard) James Fenimore Cooper: Afloat and Ashore Homeward Bound The Red Rover The Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) The Ghost Pirates (William Hope Hodgson) The Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Harry Collingwood: A Pirate of the Caribbees The Pirate Island Among Malay Pirates (G. A. Henty) Great Pirate Stories (Joseph L. French) Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain (Maturin Murray Ballou) The Dark Frigate (Charles B. Hawes) Kidd the Pirate (Washington Irving) The Death Ship (William Clark Russell) The Iron Pirate (Max Pemberton)…
Publisher :Text Publishing Release Date :2020-09-29 ISBN :1925923711 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (925 users)
Download or read book Our Shadows written by Gail Jones and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-29 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sweeping intergenerational novel from 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award winner Gail Jones.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2011-09-29 ISBN :0786488182 Pages :231 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (786 users)
Download or read book The New Media Invasion written by John David Ebert and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 15th century until the mid–1990s, media based on the printed word—books, magazines, handbills, newspapers, and journals—dominated society. Today, an onslaught of digital media centered on the Internet is developing at a breathtaking pace, destabilizing the very idea of printed media and fundamentally reshaping our world in the process. This study explores how Internet entities like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Google, and gadgets such as digital cameras, cell phones, video games, robots, drones, and all things MacIntosh have affected everything from the book industry and copyright law to how we conduct social relationships and consider knowledge. Including a chronology of significant events in the history of the digital explosion, this investigation of the often overlooked “shadow” side of new technology chronicles life during a radical societal shift and follows the process whereby one world disintegrates while another takes its place. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.