Download E-books The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage PDF

To a mom and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is often what the wilderness stated: hold basically what you wish. Burn what cannot be kept. depart the remnants as an providing.

When Kimberly Meyer gave start to her first daughter, Ellie, in the course of her senior 12 months of school, the bohemian lifetime of exploration she had as soon as imagined for herself used to be misplaced within the duties of unmarried motherhood. For years, either mom and daughter have been haunted via how Ellie got here into being-Kimberly via a stressed pain for the area past, Ellie via a terror of abandonment.

Longing to bond with Ellie, now a faculty pupil, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly units off together with her daughter on a quest for that means around the globe. forsaking the rhythms of standard lifestyles in Houston, Texas, they commit a summer time to retracing the footsteps of Felix Fabri, a medieval Dominican friar whose written account of his travels resonates with Kimberly. Their mother-daughter pilgrimage takes them to unique locations infused with secret, spirituality, and wealthy history-from Venice to the Mediterranean via Greece and partitioned Cyprus, to Israel and around the Sinai barren region with Bedouin publications, to the Palestinian territories and to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt.

In spare and lovely prose, The e-book of Wanderings tells the tale of Kimberly and Ellie's trip, and of the intimate, lasting bond they forge alongside the best way. A meditation on stripping away the distractions, on simplicity, on tips on how to reside, it is a vivid memoir with the ability to either delivery readers to far away lands and to deliver them in nearer reference to themselves. it's going to attract a person who has reflected the line now not taken, who has skilled the gnawing feeling that there's anything extra, who has confronted the void-of offspring leaving, of mortality looming, of attempting to find somewhere that feels, eventually, like domestic.

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Download E-books The Iron Lance (The Celtic Crusades #1) PDF

By Stephen R. Lawhead

Within the yr 1095, Pope city II declared warfare at the infidel. Kings, princes, and lords all through Europe took up the go and joined the campaign. It used to be Murdo Ranulfson's accountability to protect his family's pursuits whereas his father and brothers fought to win Jerusalem. but if a grasping king and corrupt clergy charged with the security of Orkney turn into its worst enemies, Murdo needs to adopt the pilgrimage himself. pushed to the ocean, Murdo follows the Crusades within the desire of discovering his father and redeeming his family's land. His epic trip leads him to the center of the civilized global, the Mediterranean, the place the Emperor Alexius struggles to fend off the barbarian hordes that will rend Christendom and engulf the realm in darkness. Murdo's quest contains him to the fabled urban of Constantinople and past to the Holy Land, guarded through the sword issues of the Saracens. Amidst incredible brutality and ambition, he unearths the guy he seeks. Steeped in heroism, treachery, and the clamor of conflict, The Iron Lance starts off an epic trilogy of a noble Scottish kin combating for its lifestyles and its religion throughout the age of the good Crusades -- and of a mystery society whose hidden ceremonies will form historical past for 1000 years.

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Download E-books Under Tower Peak: A Thriller PDF

By Bart Paul

After excursions as a sniper in Iraq, Tommy Smith has back to his former existence as a cowboy and barren region advisor in California’s Sierra Nevada, hoping to reclaim the simplicity of his early life and heal the injuries the realm can’t see. whilst, excessive on a mountain cross, he and his accomplice locate the wrecked aircraft of a billionaire adventurer who disappeared months prior, a probably blameless act triggers a wide ranging cycle of violence that threatens Tommy’s global. quickly he's enmeshed within the fight among the billionaire’s trophy spouse and wannabe drug lord son and their allies. each attempt to set issues correct attracts him deeper right into a undesirable state of affairs and toward wanting these lethal abilities that he had was hoping to go away in the back of forever.

With lean, effective prose and discussion that crackles with repartee, Bart Paul has written a latest mystery of progressively mounting suspense and ruthless motion. He captures either the wonderful thing about the excessive mountain barren region and the laconic rhythms of the clothes shops’ lives. In Tommy Smith he bargains a protagonist whose cool competence, home-grown decency, and readability of function within the face of hazard recommend a brotherhood with heroes from the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy.

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Download E-books The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea PDF

By Sebastian Junger

There is not anything imaginary approximately Junger's booklet; it's all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles Times

It used to be the typhoon of the century, boasting waves over 100 toes high—a tempest created by means of so infrequent a mixture of things that meteorologists deemed it "the excellent storm." In a publication that has develop into a vintage, Sebastian Junger explores the heritage of the fishing undefined, the technological know-how of storms, and the candid debts of the folk whose lives the hurricane touched. ?The ideal Storm? is a real-life mystery that makes us believe like we have now been stuck, helpless, within the grip of a strength of nature past our knowing or regulate. eight pages of illustrations

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Download E-books Wednesdays in the Tower (Tuesdays at the Castle) PDF

By Jessica Day George

A citadel that's regularly rearranging itself, and a tender royal kinfolk sworn to guard it. Celie, Rolf, and their cherished citadel Glower are again during this fascinating sequel to Tuesdays on the Castle.

When her brother Rolf dares her to trap magical fort Glower making a new room, Princess Celie takes the problem. not anyone is aware the fortress larger than she does. yet as ordinary, the fort has principles of its personal. Celie unearths the recent room first, and within it truly is hidden an enormous egg. It feels like the citadel wishes Celie to take care of the egg and no matter what creature it hatches, yet Celie hadn't bargained for a puppy. And taking good care of this one will turn out to be specially difficult as soon as Celie and her siblings discover what else the fortress is hiding . . .

Jessica Day George's magical sequence is a vintage within the making―and to not be missed.

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Download E-books The Saint in Miami PDF

By Leslie Charteris

Simon Templar is the Saint―daring, striking, and somewhat disreputable. at the aspect of the legislation, yet status outdoors it, he dispenses his personal model of justice one felony at a time.

The Saint and Patricia visit stopover at a few pals in Miami―but after they get there they're surprised to benefit their neighbors have disappeared. They circulate into their acquaintances' residence and begin to enquire. issues get advanced whilst a tanker explodes off the Florida coast and a lifeless British sailor washes up at the shore. Simon suspects a hyperlink among the explosion and the disappearance, in addition to the actions of shady millionaire Randolph March. There looks a Nazi undercover agent ring working out of Florida….

Leslie Charteris used to be born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge collage early whilst his first novel was once authorized for book. He wrote novels concerning the Saint all through his lifestyles, changing into one of many twentieth century's so much prolific and renowned authors.

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Download E-books Wild Magic (The Immortals) PDF

By Tamora Pierce

Find a land of appeal, legend, and event during this first booklet of the Immortals sequence, that includes an up to date disguise for longtime lovers and clean converts alike, and together with an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce.

Thirteen-year-old Daine has consistently had a distinct reference to animals, yet in basic terms whilst she’s compelled to go away domestic does she notice it’s greater than a knack—it’s magic. With this wild magic, not just can Daine converse to animals, yet she will be able to additionally lead them to obey her. Daine takes a task dealing with horses for the Queen’s Riders, the place she meets the grasp mage Numair and turns into his student.

Under Numair’s assistance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. yet she encounters different beings, too, who're no longer so light. those terrifying creatures, known as Immortals, were imprisoned within the Divine geographical regions for the previous 400 years—but now somebody has damaged the barrier. And it’s as much as Daine and her associates to protect their global from an Immortal assault.

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Download E-books The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, Book 5) PDF

By Jean M. Auel

The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, besides their animal neighbors, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, whole their epic trip throughout Europe and are greeted through Jondalar’s humans: the Zelandonii. the folk of the 9th Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their outfits, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in nice cliffs of vertical limestone—are a resource of ask yourself to her. And within the lady Zelandoni, the non secular chief of the 9th Cave (and the person who initiated Jondalar into the reward of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to proportion her wisdom and skills.

But as Ayla and Jondalar organize for the formal mating on the summer season assembly, there are problems. no longer all of the Zelandonii are welcoming. a few worry Ayla’s unexpected methods and abhor her courting with these they name flatheads and he or she calls extended family. a few even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure recognized. Ayla has to name on all her abilities, intelligence, wisdom, and instincts to discover her method during this complex society, to arrange for the start of her baby, and to determine no matter if she is going to settle for new demanding situations and play an important function within the future of the Zelandonii.

Jean Auel is at her absolute best during this fantastically textured production of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping tale of affection and hazard, with all of the magnificent detail—based on meticulous examine— that makes her novels exact. it's a effective continuation of the Earth’s youngsters® saga that all started with The extended family of the Cave Bear. And it contains an grand rhythmic poem that describes the delivery of Earth’s little ones and performs its personal position within the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.

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Download E-books The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) PDF

By Rick Riordan

Jason has a problem. He does not consider whatever prior to waking up on a faculty bus keeping palms with a lady. it seems that she's his female friend Piper, his ally is a child named Leo, and they are all scholars within the barren region tuition, a boarding university for "bad kids." What he did to finish up the following, Jason has no idea-except that every little thing turns out very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been lacking for 3 days, and her brilliant nightmares show that he is in poor threat. Now her boyfriend does not realize her, and whilst a freak typhoon and weird creatures assault in the course of a college box journey, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to somewhere referred to as Camp Half-Blood. what's going?

Leo has a manner with instruments. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is stuffed with them. heavily, where beats desert university palms down, with its guns education, monsters, and fine-looking women. what is troubling is the curse each person retains speaking approximately, and camper's long gone lacking. most unearthly of all, his bunkmates insist they're all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling writer of the Percy Jackson sequence, pumps up the motion and suspense in The misplaced Hero, the 1st publication within the Heroes of Olympus sequence. fanatics of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests might be left breathless--and panting for ebook .

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Download E-books Daughter of Witches (The Lyra Novels) PDF

By Patricia C. Wrede

In the oppressive urban of Drinn, a trio of magical strangers deals a servant woman the opportunity of a brand new life

Drinn isn't really a secure position to be a witch. Ranira is aware that higher than such a lot, for whilst she used to be only a baby, the temple guards burned her mom and dad on the stake for working towards magic. Now an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, she lives on a daily basis with the disgrace of her mom and dad’ alleged crime.
There isn't any worse time to go to Drinn than through the Midwinter competition, while the town gates are sealed in order that no outsider can witness the temple’s mystery rituals. And at Ranira’s resort, 3 visitors have overstayed their welcome. trying to guard Ranira from her master’s cruelty, the 3 exhibit their magical powers and allure the eye of the temple guards. Now, to save lots of her new buddies from convinced loss of life, Ranira needs to unharness the ability that price her mom and dad their lives.

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