Shadow Mountain

A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild

Author: Renée Askins

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385482264

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 2793

A lyrical account of the author's long-time love affair with wolves offers thoughtful insights into the role of the wilderness in the American cultural consciousness and describes the long and difficult efforts to restore wild wolves to Yellowstone National Park. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Mountain Shadow

Author: Gregory David Roberts

Publisher: Zola Books

ISBN: 1939126231

Category: Fiction

Page: 874

View: 2546

Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters in the hidden heart of Bombay through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.

Shadow on the Mountain

Author: Margi Preus

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123787

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1328

Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." —School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." —The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author’s note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars." —BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen’s dramatic escape to Sweden—days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit—take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus’s account." —The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them.” —Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

Dragonwatch

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Dragonwatch

ISBN: 9780606408387

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8397

For use in schools and libraries only. Because Dragonwatch, an ancient group of wizards, enchantresses, and dragon slayers, is crumbling, an uprising of dragons threatens to destroy the magical preserves as well as overrun the nonmagical world.

In the Shadow of the Mountain

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521686501

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 96

View: 2801

Clare Newton, a journalist, travels to Switzerland to bring home the body of her grandfather, which has appeared from the bottom of a glacier 74 years after a climbing accident. Or was it an accident? Clare finds more about her family's past than she expected and reaches decisions about her personal and professional life.

Shadow of the Mountain (Shadow of the Mountain Book #1)

Exodus

Author: Cliff Graham

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441228551

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7776

Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God's chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges and blessings of growing older. For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God's people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.

The Danger on Shadow Mountain

Author: Zack Norris

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402791468

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 141

View: 6557

Twins Cody and Otis take a snowboarding vacation with the U.S. Olympic snowboarding team, but a series of accidents cause them to investigate who may be sabotaging the ski resort.

Shadow on the Mountain

Nancy Pfister, Dr. William Styler, and the Murder of Aspen's Golden Girl

Author: Stephen Singular,Joyce Singular

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466878177

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

View: 9303

Nancy Pfister, heir to Buttermilk Mountain, the world-renowned site of the Winter X Games, was Aspen royalty, its ambassador to the world. She lived among the rich and famous: she partied with Hunter S. Thompson, dated Jack Nicholson, had a joint baby shower with Goldie Hawn, and globetrotted with Angelica Houston. She was also a philanthropist, admired for her generosity. But behind the warm façade, she could be selfish, manipulative, and careless. Pfister enjoyed bragging about her wealth and celebrity connections, but those closest to her, like Kathy Carpenter, Pfister's personal assistant, drinking companion, and on one occasion lover, knew better. In 2013, after a long fall from grace, Dr. William Styler and his wife, Nancy, relocated to Aspen to reinvent themselves. They'd lived the high life before a misguided lawsuit left them near poverty, and Nancy Pfister was their answered prayer. She took them in, gave them a place to live, and allowed them to launch their new spa business. Everything seemed perfect until Pfister turned on them, making increasingly irrational demands and threatening to throw them out on the street. When Nancy was found beaten to death in her own home, the Stylers and Carpenter were all under suspicion for the gruesome murder. But in this close-knit, wealthytown set on keeping its reputation and secrets safe from the public eye, the police struggled to solve the mystery of what really happened.

Shadow of the Mountains

Author: Lynn Morris

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 159856739X

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 2398

Cheney Duvall has proved herself as a true doctor to those 200 brides with whom she traveled to the West. But arrival in Seattle with a string of medical successes does not open any doors for her. Returning to the East, she finds an invitation to a remote spot in the Ozark mountains where there are no doctors at all. But she runs into walls of illiteracy, superstition, and immovable distrust of Yankees. 368 pp.

Shadow Mountain

Author: Leona Karr

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459222636

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7007

BEING TRAPPED IN THE MOUNTAINS SEEMED SAFE…UNTIL A KILLER TARGETED THE INNOCENT After tragedy struck, Caroline Fairchild reluctantly moved her young son to the remote Colorado lodge she'd been hired to redecorate. There she had no choice but to deal with owner Wes Wainwright, the Texas millionaire who represented everything she detested…and everything she desired. Wes thought he'd gotten past it—the pain, the loneliness, the guilt. But meeting Caroline and her boy only reminded him of his missing child. As sparks ignited between Wes and Caroline, old dangers emerged from the shadows. And they were soon bound by an instant attraction and a frantic race to save two children's lives. But could Wes prevent history from repeating itself?

From the Holy Mountain

A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948927

Category: Travel

Page: 512

View: 4569

In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos’s writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of these two monks, providing along the way a moving elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the people who are struggling to keep its flame alive. The result is Dalrymple’s unsurpassed masterpiece: a beautifully written travelogue, at once rich and scholarly, moving and courageous, overflowing with vivid characters and hugely topical insights into the history, spirituality and the fractured politics of the Middle East.

The Shadow Mountain

Author: B. M. Bower

Publisher: Thomas t Beeler

ISBN: 9781574905151

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 3240

It was beginning to look as if Shadow Mountain was living up to its Indian reputation of being bad medicine.

Fated

Author: Indra Vaughn

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 163216373X

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 6358

Police Lieutenant Hart can't ignore the myth of the Predator after a series of deaths. He finds the Predator is other than human.

Shadow Mountain and the Secret of the Gatekeepers

Author: V. Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452009724

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 2265

More than one hundred years ago the Gateway was sealed by the last Gatekeepers... since that time, Magic has been fading in the world... * James Newt and Elizabeth Hartwell think they are ordinary run-of-the-mill orphans - until they are abandoned at a new orphanage, where statues talk, magic rules, and they have been chosen to learn and unleash the ancient, nearly forgotten, magic of the Gatekeepers! But with power, comes great danger, terrible evil from the past, and the Secret of the Gatekeepers...

Shadow of the Mountain

Wilderness

Author: Cliff Graham

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 9780764214769

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1242

Cliff Graham Writes Biblical Fiction Men Want to Read Action-driven and unique in Christian fiction today, Shadow of the Mountain: Wilderness begins with Moses sending Joshua, Caleb, and ten others to spy on and scout the country of Canaan, where the Lord has promised them a homeland. Asked to report back, ten talk only of the Anakites, a race of fearsome giants in the hills, their walled cities, and terrible human sacrifices to their gods. Despite giants, Joshua and Caleb feel the Lord is on their side and the land will be worth it. But the hearts of the people are fearful and turned against God's words. Their punishment will be forty years without a home, wandering the deserts until that generation dies out. But as the life of Caleb proves, God's promises are real--for men young and old.

Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure

Author: Maria Coffey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429977426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 6426

Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the people left behind? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude risk-taker? What is life like in the shadow of the mountain? Such questions have long been taboo in the world of mountaineering. Now, the spouses, parents and children of internationally renowned climbers finally break their silence, speaking out about the dark side of adventure. Maria Coffey confronted one of the harshest realities of mountaineering when her partner Joe Tasker disappeared on the Northeast Ridge of Everest in 1982. In Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow, Coffey offers an intimate portrait of adventure and the conflicting beauty, passion, and devastation of this alluring obsession. Through interviews with the world's top climbers, or their widows and families-Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, Lynn Hill, Joe Simpson, Chris Bonington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev, Alex Lowe, and many others-she explores what compels men and women to give their lives to the high mountains. She asks why, despite the countless tragedies, the world continues to laud their exploits. With an insider's understanding, Coffey reveals the consequences of loving people who pursue such risk-the exhilarating highs and inevitable lows, the stress of long separations, the constant threat of bereavement, and the lives shattered in the wake of climbing accidents. Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow is a powerful, affecting and important book that exposes the far reaching personal costs of extreme adventure.

SHADOW MOUNTAIN

Author: Honor Stone

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403389837

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 228

View: 6738

As the evening sun settled behind the Rocky Mountains, a cool breeze licked at the faces of the two young boys who sat on the front porch steps, whittling. Raven Morgan, the elder, a nine-year-old, looked at his brother’s notched and crooked piece of wood. “You are doing a fine job, Hawk. What is it going to be?” Seemingly offended, but only for a moment, Hawk gave a sideways glance and answered, “Smart as you are, Raven, and you can’t tell?” Amused at his seven-year-old brother, who sometimes seemed older than his age, Raven smiled. “Well, I have an idea what it is, but if you tell me, then I’ll know if I’m right.”