After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. In this intimate account, Askins recounts her courageous fifteen-year campaign, wrangling along the way with Western ranchers and their political allies in Washington, enduring death threats, and surviving the anguish of illegal wolf slayings to ensure that her dream of restoring Yellowstone’s ecological balance would one day be realized. Told in powerful, first-person narrative, Shadow Mountain is the awe-inspiring story of her mission and her impassioned meditation on our connection to the wild. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild
Author: Renee Askins
Under the rim of Shadow Mountain, embraced like a pearl of great price by the curve of Bonanza Point and the mined-out slope of Gold Hill, the deserted city of Keno lay brooding and silent in the sun. A dry, gusty wind, swooping down through the northern pass, slammed the great iron fire-doors that hung creaking from the stone bank building, caught up a cloud of sand and dirt and, whirling it down past empty stores and assay offices, deposited it in the doorways of gambling houses and dance halls, long since abandoned to the rats. An old man, pottering about among the ruins, gathered up some broken boards and hobbled off; and once more Keno, the greatest gold camp the West has ever seen, sank back to silence and dreams. A round of shots wakened the echoes of Shadow Mountain; a lonely miner came down the trail from Gold Hill, where in the old days the Paymaster had turned out its million a month; and then, far out across the floor of the desert on the road that led in from the railroad, there appeared an arrow-point of dust. It grew to a racing streak of white, the distant purring of the motor gave way to a deep-voiced thunder and as the powerful car glided swiftly up the street the doors of old houses opened unexpectedly and the last of ten thousand looked out. There were old men and cripples, left stranded by the exodus; and prospectors who had moved into the vacant houses along with the other desert rats; but out on the gallery of the old Huff mansion–where the creepers still clung to the lattice–there was a flutter of white and a girl came out with a kitten in her arms. In the days of gold–when ten thousand men, the choice spirits of two hemispheres, had tramped down this same deserted street–the house of Colonel Huff, the discoverer of the Paymaster, had been the social center of Keno. And so it was still, for the Widow Huff remained; but across the front of the hospitable gallery where the Colonel had entertained the town, a cheap cloth sign announced meals fifty cents and Virginia, his daughter, was the waiter. She stood by the sign, still high-headed and patrician, and when the driver of the car saw her he came to a sudden stop. He was long and gaunt, with deep lines around his mouth from bucking the wind and dust and after a moment’s hesitation he threw on his brake and leapt out.
Author: Dane Coolidge
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Marianne Daventry würde alles dafür geben, der Langweile in Bath zu entkommen, wo ein lästiger Verehrer immer wieder versucht, sie für sich zu gewinnen. Deswegen zögert sie nicht, als sie eines Tages eine Einladung von ihrer Zwillingsschwester Cecily erhält, sie auf dem großen Landsitz Edenbrooke zu besuchen. Marianne hofft, dort in aller Ruhe entspannen und die schöne Landschaft erkunden zu können, während ihre Schwester damit beschäftigt ist, den attraktiven Erben von Edenbrooke zu umwerben – doch spätestens, als sie dem sehr unfreundlichen, aber sehr gut aussehenden Sir Philip in die Arme läuft, wird Marianne allmählich klar, dass man manche Dinge einfach nicht planen kann. Denn der geheimnisvolle Mann wird nicht nur ihr Herz in Aufruhr versetzen, sondern auch ihr ganzes Leben durcheinanderwirbeln ...
Author: Julianne Donaldson
Publisher: Piper ebooks
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.”
Author: Honor Stone
Category: Family & Relationships
Eine Liebeserklärung an Bombay und an das Leben! „Shantaram“ hat Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt berührt. Die Geschichte von Lindsay Ford, dem Australier, der aus dem Gefängnis ausbrach, in Mumbai untertauchte, als Arzt im Slum arbeitete und um die Liebe seines Lebens kämpfte, lebt in ihren Herzen weiter. Lindsay Ford wurde zu Shantaram, und die Stadt Mumbai zu seiner Heimat. Am Ende verlor er einen Menschen, den er über alles liebte, wie einen Vater verehrte: den Mafiaboss Khaderbhai. Zwei Jahre sind seitdem vergangen, und seit Khaderbhai nicht mehr mehr da ist, bekämpfen sich die verschiedenen Gangs der Stadt immer unerbittlicher, die Gewalt eskaliert. Auf der Suche nach einem Ausweg begegnet Lin einem heiligen Mann, der alles infrage stellt, was Lin zu wissen glaubte. Am liebsten würde er die Stadt verlassen, ein neues Leben beginnen. Doch zwei Dinge halten ihn zurück: Karla, seine große Liebe, und ein fatales Versprechen, das er nicht brechen kann ...
Author: Gregory David Roberts
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
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.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Bobby Kirby was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1970. Having parents with vision, Bobby was given great direction in education and athletics. It was on this journey for education and professional athlete bragging rights that Bobby was able to begin to write Alone on Shadow Mountain. Share in this page-turner as many eye-opening, jaw-dropping biblical facts and truths take every reader on the journey of the unheard within the seen text. You'll be blown away while uncovering black Africans in the Bible, their descendants, and many more truths straight from the King James version of the Holy Bible. Ready or not, here truth comes. A must read for all mankind!
Author: Bobby Ray Kirby Jr
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
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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.
Author: Zack Norris
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This anthology is composed of the generous contributions from a group of 38 poets, artists and photographers. The book contains an astounding variety of poetry, prose, photography and artwork. It is a celebration of life as well as an expression of lament. The book takes the reader through a series of moods, enriched with narrative poetry that reflects the California lifestyle, and the melancholia of heartbreak and loss, all the way through to the prolific and inspirational.
Author: Donald R. Anderson
The first years of the 21st century have been marked by a global uneasiness over untold stories: forgotten prisoners, unjustified wars, secret decisions. In Shadow Mountain Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan gives voice to older, too-easily forgotten tragedies, urging us to learn a present lesson. She draws on the stories of Japanese-Americans interned at Manzanar Relocation Center, California, and on her own childhood and memories of her grandparents, examining the fault-line between family life and communal experience. -- PUblisher's web site.
Author: Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan
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
Author: Margi Preus
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Spring break starts with a surprise, when Sam and her friends get an unexpected trip to the Alaskan wilderness. They're always prepared for an adventure, but not a plane crash! Plunged into the unforgiving terrain, they must rely on their instincts and each other to reach the top of Shadow Mountain and the help they desperately need. But standing between them and their destination is more than the terrain. Giant Kodiak bears protect the sacred land and her secrets, and a local legend shrouds the mountain in mystery. As a series of events unfold, Sam suspects that the answer to both the mystery and their salvation lies at the heart of Shadow Mountain.
Author: Tara Ellis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform