No Great Mischief

No Great Mischief

Author: Alistair MacLeod

Publisher: Emblem Editions

Published: 2012-01-11

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13: 1551995476

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Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where his descendents became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the land from which our ancestors came.


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Download or read book No Great Mischief written by Alistair MacLeod and published by Emblem Editions. This book was released on 2012-01-11 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where his descendents became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the land from which our ancestors came.


As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories

As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories

Author: Alistair MacLeod

Publisher: New Canadian Library

Published: 2010-12-10

Total Pages: 178

ISBN-13: 155199545X

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The superbly crafted stories collected in Alistair MacLeod’s As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories depict men and women acting out their “own peculiar mortality” against the haunting landscape of Cape Breton Island. In a voice at once elegiac and life-affirming, MacLeod describes a vital present inhabited by the unquiet spirits of a Highland past, invoking memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations even in the midst of unremitting change. His second collection, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories confirms MacLeod’s international reputation as a storyteller of rare talent and inspiration.


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Download or read book As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories written by Alistair MacLeod and published by New Canadian Library. This book was released on 2010-12-10 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The superbly crafted stories collected in Alistair MacLeod’s As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories depict men and women acting out their “own peculiar mortality” against the haunting landscape of Cape Breton Island. In a voice at once elegiac and life-affirming, MacLeod describes a vital present inhabited by the unquiet spirits of a Highland past, invoking memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations even in the midst of unremitting change. His second collection, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories confirms MacLeod’s international reputation as a storyteller of rare talent and inspiration.


Island: The Complete Stories

Island: The Complete Stories

Author: Alistair MacLeod

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2011-11-28

Total Pages: 268

ISBN-13: 0393246825

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Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “The genius of his stories is to render his fictional world as timeless.”—Colm Tóibín The sixteen exquisitely crafted stories in Island prove Alistair MacLeod to be a master. Quietly, precisely, he has created a body of work that is among the greatest to appear in English in the last fifty years. A book-besotted patriarch releases his only son from the obligations of the sea. A father provokes his young son to violence when he reluctantly sells the family horse. A passionate girl who grows up on a nearly deserted island turns into an ever-wistful woman when her one true love is felled by a logging accident. A dying young man listens to his grandmother play the old Gaelic songs on her ancient violin as they both fend off the inevitable. The events that propel MacLeod's stories convince us of the importance of tradition, the beauty of the landscape, and the necessity of memory.


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Download or read book Island: The Complete Stories written by Alistair MacLeod and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-11-28 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award: “The genius of his stories is to render his fictional world as timeless.”—Colm Tóibín The sixteen exquisitely crafted stories in Island prove Alistair MacLeod to be a master. Quietly, precisely, he has created a body of work that is among the greatest to appear in English in the last fifty years. A book-besotted patriarch releases his only son from the obligations of the sea. A father provokes his young son to violence when he reluctantly sells the family horse. A passionate girl who grows up on a nearly deserted island turns into an ever-wistful woman when her one true love is felled by a logging accident. A dying young man listens to his grandmother play the old Gaelic songs on her ancient violin as they both fend off the inevitable. The events that propel MacLeod's stories convince us of the importance of tradition, the beauty of the landscape, and the necessity of memory.


No Greater Love

No Greater Love

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Dell

Published: 1992-09-01

Total Pages: 402

ISBN-13: 0440213282

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It was the maiden voyage of the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built, and in one fatal, unforgettable night, the sea shattered the lives and future of an extraordinary family, the Winfields. Edwina Winfield, returning from her engagement trip to England with her fiance and her family, instantly loses her parents, the man she loved and her dreams. Without even time to mourn, she courageously defies convention to run her family's California newspaper and care for her five younger siblings. Unable to forget her fiance Charles, she is determined never to marry, to hkeep her family together, and to fight to survive as a woman alone. But Phillip, her beloved oldest brother, sets out for Harvard and tragically betrays her trust. Madcap brother George turns to the excitement of Hollywood during its magical days, not to the Winfield publishing empire. And lovely Alexis, who narrowly escaped death when the Titanic went down, grows into a troubled runaway whom even Edwina's love may not be able to save. The two youngest, Fannie and Teddy, remain with Edwina at home. Compelling and deeply moving, No Greater Love questions a woman's choices and the price she must pay for making them. And in an unforgettable climax, it offers an answer—as Edwina confronts the ghosts haunting her and take an extraordinary risk for her future and her heart.


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Download or read book No Greater Love written by Danielle Steel and published by Dell. This book was released on 1992-09-01 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was the maiden voyage of the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built, and in one fatal, unforgettable night, the sea shattered the lives and future of an extraordinary family, the Winfields. Edwina Winfield, returning from her engagement trip to England with her fiance and her family, instantly loses her parents, the man she loved and her dreams. Without even time to mourn, she courageously defies convention to run her family's California newspaper and care for her five younger siblings. Unable to forget her fiance Charles, she is determined never to marry, to hkeep her family together, and to fight to survive as a woman alone. But Phillip, her beloved oldest brother, sets out for Harvard and tragically betrays her trust. Madcap brother George turns to the excitement of Hollywood during its magical days, not to the Winfield publishing empire. And lovely Alexis, who narrowly escaped death when the Titanic went down, grows into a troubled runaway whom even Edwina's love may not be able to save. The two youngest, Fannie and Teddy, remain with Edwina at home. Compelling and deeply moving, No Greater Love questions a woman's choices and the price she must pay for making them. And in an unforgettable climax, it offers an answer—as Edwina confronts the ghosts haunting her and take an extraordinary risk for her future and her heart.


To Every Thing There is a Season

To Every Thing There is a Season

Author:

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 58

ISBN-13: 9780590478878

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The famous verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes are accompanied by exquisite illustrations, each rendered in the style of a different world culture...An ecumenical, artistic, and cultural experience, rich in beauty and expansive in its appreciation of ethnic variety." - School Library Journal, starred review. "Readers will be awed by the breadth and depth of the artwork...[and] the seriousness and thought the Dillons have put into the book.... [A] book that can be examined and thought about by generations of young readers." - Booklist, starred review


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Download or read book To Every Thing There is a Season written by and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 1998 with total page 58 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The famous verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes are accompanied by exquisite illustrations, each rendered in the style of a different world culture...An ecumenical, artistic, and cultural experience, rich in beauty and expansive in its appreciation of ethnic variety." - School Library Journal, starred review. "Readers will be awed by the breadth and depth of the artwork...[and] the seriousness and thought the Dillons have put into the book.... [A] book that can be examined and thought about by generations of young readers." - Booklist, starred review


Sudden Mischief

Sudden Mischief

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 1999-05-01

Total Pages: 173

ISBN-13: 1101546565

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Susan Silverman's ex doesn't call himself "Silverman" anymore--he's changed his name to "Sterling." And that's not the only thing that's phony about him. A do-gooding charity fundraiser, he's been accused of sexual harassment by no less than four different women. And not long after Spenser starts investigating, Sterling is wanted for a bigger charge: murder...


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Download or read book Sudden Mischief written by Robert B. Parker and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1999-05-01 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Susan Silverman's ex doesn't call himself "Silverman" anymore--he's changed his name to "Sterling." And that's not the only thing that's phony about him. A do-gooding charity fundraiser, he's been accused of sexual harassment by no less than four different women. And not long after Spenser starts investigating, Sterling is wanted for a bigger charge: murder...


Emil Gets Into Mischief

Emil Gets Into Mischief

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Publisher:

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 9780140382297

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Emil is so naughty on the third of November that his neighbors collect a lot of money, hoping to send him away to America. Of course, his mother won't hear of it, so he has the chance to get up to lots more mischief.


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Download or read book Emil Gets Into Mischief written by Astrid Lindgren and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emil is so naughty on the third of November that his neighbors collect a lot of money, hoping to send him away to America. Of course, his mother won't hear of it, so he has the chance to get up to lots more mischief.


Krent Able's Big Book of Mischief

Krent Able's Big Book of Mischief

Author: Krent Able

Publisher: Knockabout Comics

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780861661794

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From the pages of the UK's award-winning, infamous music newspaper, The Stool Pigeon, come Krent Able's mind-blowing, appallingly hilarious and beautifully drawn rock-star abusing comic strips, gathered together for the first time. Featuring exclusive new comics and illustrations, join the dashing and hirsute Mr Able as he takes a chainsaw to the icons of music. Including Lou Reed's trouble with monkeys! Johnny Cash in drug-related impotence shocker! Kraftwerk sadly miniaturised and toasted! Lilly Allen crushed by Satan! The Beach Boys return from beyond the grave!


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Download or read book Krent Able's Big Book of Mischief written by Krent Able and published by Knockabout Comics. This book was released on 2012 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the pages of the UK's award-winning, infamous music newspaper, The Stool Pigeon, come Krent Able's mind-blowing, appallingly hilarious and beautifully drawn rock-star abusing comic strips, gathered together for the first time. Featuring exclusive new comics and illustrations, join the dashing and hirsute Mr Able as he takes a chainsaw to the icons of music. Including Lou Reed's trouble with monkeys! Johnny Cash in drug-related impotence shocker! Kraftwerk sadly miniaturised and toasted! Lilly Allen crushed by Satan! The Beach Boys return from beyond the grave!


Stories about Storytellers

Stories about Storytellers

Author: Douglas Gibson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

Published: 2012-11

Total Pages: 682

ISBN-13: 9781459650138

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'Here is my prize read for people who are interested in books, writers, Canada, life, and all that kind of thing.'' - Alice Munro, from the introduction ''I'll kill him!'' said Mavis Gallant. Pierre Trudeau almost did, leading him (''Run!'') into a whizzing stream of traffic that almost crushed both of them. Alistair MacLeod accused him of a ''home invasion'' to grab the manuscript of "No Great Mischief." And Paul Martin denounced him to a laughing Ottawa crowd, saying, ''If Shakespeare had had Doug Gibson as an editor, there would be no Shakespeare!'' On the other hand, Alice Munro credits him with keeping her writing short stories when the world demanded novels. Robertson Davies, with a nod to Dickens, gratefully called him ''My Partner Frequent.'' W.O. Mitchell summoned up a loving joke about him, on his deathbed. "Stories About Storytellers" shares these tales and many more, as readers follow Doug Gibson through 40 years of editing and publishing some of Canada's sharpest minds and greatest storytellers. Gibson is a terrific storyteller himself, and through his recollections we get an inside view of Canadian politics and publishing that rarely gets told. From Jack Hodgins' Vancouver Island to Harold Horwood's Labrador, from Alice Munro's Ontario to James Houston's Arctic, Doug Gibson takes us on an unforgettable literary tour of Canada, going behind the scenes and between the covers, and opening up his own story vault for all to read and enjoy.


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Download or read book Stories about Storytellers written by Douglas Gibson and published by ReadHowYouWant. This book was released on 2012-11 with total page 682 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Here is my prize read for people who are interested in books, writers, Canada, life, and all that kind of thing.'' - Alice Munro, from the introduction ''I'll kill him!'' said Mavis Gallant. Pierre Trudeau almost did, leading him (''Run!'') into a whizzing stream of traffic that almost crushed both of them. Alistair MacLeod accused him of a ''home invasion'' to grab the manuscript of "No Great Mischief." And Paul Martin denounced him to a laughing Ottawa crowd, saying, ''If Shakespeare had had Doug Gibson as an editor, there would be no Shakespeare!'' On the other hand, Alice Munro credits him with keeping her writing short stories when the world demanded novels. Robertson Davies, with a nod to Dickens, gratefully called him ''My Partner Frequent.'' W.O. Mitchell summoned up a loving joke about him, on his deathbed. "Stories About Storytellers" shares these tales and many more, as readers follow Doug Gibson through 40 years of editing and publishing some of Canada's sharpest minds and greatest storytellers. Gibson is a terrific storyteller himself, and through his recollections we get an inside view of Canadian politics and publishing that rarely gets told. From Jack Hodgins' Vancouver Island to Harold Horwood's Labrador, from Alice Munro's Ontario to James Houston's Arctic, Doug Gibson takes us on an unforgettable literary tour of Canada, going behind the scenes and between the covers, and opening up his own story vault for all to read and enjoy.


Black Mischief

Black Mischief

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher:

Published: 1932

Total Pages: 324

ISBN-13:

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Download or read book Black Mischief written by Evelyn Waugh and published by . This book was released on 1932 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: