Maria in the Moon

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633836

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 6774

Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can't.' Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges ... and changes everything. Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide...

Maria in the Moon

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1495628167

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 5749

"Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can't." Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges, and changes everything.

Maria in the Moon

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910633823

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 276

View: 3638

'Like a cold spider, the memory stirred in my head and spun an icy web about my brain. Someone else crawled in. I remembered.' Thirty-one-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges... and changes everything.

Maria in the Moon

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633836

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 2854

Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can't.' Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the devastating deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges ... and changes everything. Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide...

How To Be Brave

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633186

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9351

All the stories died that morning ... until we found the one we’d always known. When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive. They begin dreaming about and seeing a man in a brown suit who feels hauntingly familiar, a man who has something for them. Through the magic of storytelling, Natalie and Rose are transported to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, to a lifeboat, where an ancestor survived for fifty days before being rescued. Poignant, beautifully written and tenderly told, How To Be Brave weaves together the contemporary story of a mother battling to save her child’s life with an extraordinary true account of bravery and a fight for survival in the Second World War. A simply unforgettable debut that celebrates the power of words, the redemptive energy of a mother’s love ... and what it really means to be brave.

The Mountain in My Shoe

Author: Louise Beech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910633397

Category:

Page: 300

View: 9073

On the night Bernadette finally has the courage to tell her domineering husband that she s leaving, he doesn t come home. Neither does Conor, the little boy she s befriended for the past five years. Also missing is his lifebook, the only thing that holds the answers. With the help of Conor s foster mother, Bernadette must face her own past, her husband s secrets and a future she never dared imagine in order to find them all."

Coyote Moon

Author: Maria Gianferrari,Bagram Ibatoulline

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162672041X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4465

"A nonfiction picture book about coyotes hunting in suburban neighborhoods at night."--

Valley of the Moon

The Diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros

Author: Sherry Garland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439088206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 217

View: 4213

Set in 1846, this tale tells the story of a mestizo servant who worked under the harsh supervision of Se±or Medina in his Spanish home during the period when Alta California is lost to the Americans.

Mr. Moon

Author: Michael Paraskevas

Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0399549951

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 9133

A look at Mr. Moon's work shift, as he shines his light for all the creatures of the night to do their work--from the cloud fluffers and singing crickets, to dewdrops preparing to greet the dawn.

The Little White Horse

Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7047

"I absolutely adored The Little White Horse."--J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series Winner of the Carnegie Medal When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort--a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it--and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?

The Black Maria

Author: Aracelis Girmay

Publisher: BOA Editions

ISBN: 9781942683025

Category:

Page: 104

View: 1460

Timely and necessary poems investigate the historical and current realities of blackness in America, elegizing and celebrating human life.

Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401688853

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5119

“Hickam has a wild imagination and a keen eye for the science behind the fiction.” —JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH, writer & producer on Lost and Helix, creator of The Middleman Crater Trueblood has to rescue his ex-girlfriend . . . and the entire human race. Maria Medaris is the 21-year-old matriarch of the most powerful family on the moon—gorgeous, powerful, and high-maintenance. When she is kidnapped by green-lipped, gene-splicing scientists, Maria’s only hope turns out to be the very man she once spurned: Crater Trueblood. Crater and the Lunar Rescue Company must rescue Maria before she joins forces with the lunatics who have taken her hostage and aim to make her queen. Turns out more than Maria is at stake: the planet Earth, majestically rising over the lunar horizon, is in the crosshairs of an asteroid engineered by Maria’s abductors. If Crater can’t stop it, humanity on Earth will be destroyed. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance . . . and the clock is ticking. “Hickam again displays a knack for suspenseful scenes out in the ‘big suck’ of space . . .” —KIRKUS Reviews “An exciting romp through a surprisingly realistic future.” —JASPER T. SCOTT, author of the Dark Space series

New Atlas of the Moon

Author: Thierry Legault,Klaus R. Brasch

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781554071739

Category: Reference

Page: 127

View: 4873

A photographic atlas of the moon with descriptions of topographical features; overlays identifying key features in photographs; and a day-to-day guide to observing the moon by eye, binoculars or telescope.

Crater

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401686206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8342

A MINING COLONY ON THE MOON. A DEADLY MISSION. AND A SECRET BIGGER THAN TWO WORLDS. It’s the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission. Crater doubts himself, but has no choice. He must go. With the help of Maria, the mine owner’s frustrating but gorgeous granddaughter, and his gillie—a sentient and sometimes insubordinate clump of slime mold cells—Crater must fight both human and subhuman enemies. He’ll battle his way across a thousand miles of deadly lunar terrain and face genetically altered super warriors in his quest to recover an astonishing object that will alter the lives of everyone on the moon. “Long-haul trucking on the Moon . . . with raiders, romance and a secret mission . . . High adventure on the space frontier.” —Kirkus Reviews

Iqbal

Author: Francesco D'Adamo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8712

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

When the Moon Comes

Author: Paul Harbridge

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1101917776

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6259

"The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment. Finally, it arrives: the full moon. They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it--their perfect ice, waiting. And the game is on."--Provided by publisher.

House of Spines

Author: Michael Malone

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1495628159

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 3290

Ran McGhie's world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely, and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow's oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who it seems has been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, it seems Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word—the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall's endless corridors, Ran's grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror . . . the reflection of a woman.

The Girl in the Moon

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510736425

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 2000

In his newest heart-pounding suspense novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind introduces the world to his most unforgettable and deadly character yet. Angela Constantine is a girl born broken. When Angela was young, before she came to realize she had a rare ability, she was a rather ordinary girl. At least, that was what everyone said. But Angela is anything but ordinary. The daughter of a meth addict, she is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more. Angela Constantine has a secret life. Angela juggles multiple jobs to live a secluded life in a cabin in the mountains. But she also lives a secret life, right under everyone’s noses. Because her family’s bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary, violent existence in service of her own, personal mission in life. When Angela unexpectedly finds herself the prey of a group of international terrorists, she is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do. She might look like an unlikely hero. She might also be our only hope. Angela Constantine is . . . The Girl in the Moon.