The Smile of the Wolf

Author: Tim Leach

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788544099

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9137

Eleventh-century Iceland. One night in the darkness of winter, two friends set out on an adventure but end up killing a man. Kjaran, a travelling poet who trades songs for food and shelter, and Gunnar, a feared warrior, must make a choice: conceal the deed or confess to the crime and pay the blood price to the family. For the right reasons, they make the wrong choice. Their fateful decision leads to a brutal feud: one man is outlawed, free to be killed by anyone without consequence; the other remorselessly hunted by the dead man's kin. Set in a world of ice and snow, it is an epic story of exile and revenge, of duels and betrayals, and two friends struggling to survive in a desolate landscape, where honour is the only code that men abide by.

Smiling Wolf

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780843956788

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 3608

Investigating the mysterious disappearance of a reporter, a former detective finds himself drawn into the dark underground world of blood-drinking cultists.

The Philosopher and the Wolf

Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453217762

Category: Nature

Page: 246

View: 3612

The charming and poignant story of the relationship between a philosophy professor and his pet wolf Mark Rowlands was a young philosophy professor, rootless and searching for life’s greater meaning. Shortly after arriving at the University of Alabama, he noticed a classified ad in the local paper advertising wolf clubs for sale, and decided he had to investigate, if only out of curiosity. It was love at first sight, and the bond that grew between philosopher and wolf reaffirms for us the incredible relationships that exist between man and animal.More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands both as a person, and strangely enough as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, death, and the true meaning of companionship.

Hour of the Wolf

Author: Paul Lipton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989091008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 3075

No day is ever wasted that can be lived consciously and to the full.2 a.m. The hour of the wolf. You wake up filled with regrets, and haunted by dashed dreams, wondering what went wrong. For Paul Lipton, a successful lawyer in his sixties, his mind's howling in the darkness reminded him that time was slipping away. Perhaps partly because both his parents had died when they were young, and because he had already experienced his own serious health crisis, he wanted to be sure to live each day to the fullest. He decided he would start viewing each day afresh and in the now asa do-over, each night dying and each morning being reborn. His philosophy was to say, “I am me today,†and ask, "How do I choose to live in the now?†His solution to these sleepless nights became an adventure, and an experiment in ageless living.To silence the howls of the wolf, Lipton took off in the footsteps of hisfictional hero, Larry Darrell in W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Razor's Edge. His journey took him first to the Himalayas. He then continued his external and internal travels that included crossing the ice fields of Mont Blanc, a shamanic retreat at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, and motorcycle adventures across Florida's AlligatorAlley, the Rocky Mountains, and the back roads of North Carolina. In the process, he discovered he was not a prisoner of the past. Hischanged perspective had given him a new lease on life.

A Wolf Apart

Author: Maria Vale

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492661910

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4837

"Wonderfully unique and imaginative. I was enthralled!"—JEANIENE FROST, New York Times bestselling author, for The Last Wolf Can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild? Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying... Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he's forced to endure. He's Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained... She sizes me up quickly with eyes the color of ironwood and just as unyielding. "Thea Villalobos," she says, and it takes me a moment to get my breath back. Thea Villalobos. Goddess of the City of Wolves. The Legend of All Wolves: The Last Wolf (Book 1) A Wolf Apart (Book 2) What People Are Saying About The Last Wolf: "Raw, wild, and intense—captivating to the final page."—AMANDA BOUCHET, USA Today bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles "Pushes boundaries, and keeps you at the edge of your seat."—TERRY SPEAR, USA Today bestselling author of the Heart of the Wolf series "A standout...a dense, gooey chocolate cake in page form."—Kirkus Reviews "Outstanding world...well worth reading. Spellbound readers will watch for the next installment."—Booklist Starred Review

History of Wolves

A Novel

Author: Emily Fridlund

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802189776

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6078

“So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides!”—Aimee Bender Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn’t understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do—and fail to do—for the people they love. Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund’s propulsive and gorgeously written History of Wolves introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.

The Last King of Lydia

Author: Tim Leach

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857899201

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2451

A defeated king stands on top of a pyre. His conqueror, the Persian ruler Cyrus, signals to his guards; they step forward and touch flaming torches to the dry wood. Croesus, once the wealthiest man of the ancient world, is to be burned alive. As he watches the flames catch, Croesus thinks back over his life. He remembers the time he asked the old Athenian philosopher, Solon, who was the happiest man in the world. Croesus used to think it was him. But then all his riches could not remove the spear from his dying elder son's chest; could not bring his mute younger son to speak; could not make him as wise as his own chief slave; could not bring his wife's love back; could not prevent his army from being torn apart and his kingdom lost. As the old philosopher had replied, a man's happiness can only be measured when he is dead. The first coils of smoke wrap around Croesus' neck like a noose...

Seeking the Wolf Tree

Author: Natalie Cleavitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 163076146X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8571

Old-time New England foresters coined the term “wolf tree” for trees they saw as having the ability to “eat” the sun and nutrients and prevent the growth of other trees. Today, however, we understand how wolf trees benefit wildlife. Join Aurora and Orion as they search for a wolf tree near Petersham, Massachusetts.

Sometimes the Wolf

A Novel

Author: Urban Waite

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062216937

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2744

Set in the Pacific Northwest, a spellbinding story of family, violence, and unintended consequences that showcases the searing prose, soulful characters, and vivid sense of place of an acclaimed writer in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy, Dennis Lehane, and Elmore Leonard. Sheriff Patrick Drake tried to lead an upstanding life and maintain some financial stability until his wife passed away. He did okay for a while, singlehandedly raising his family in a small mountain town. Then he was hit with money troubles, fell in with some unsavory men, and ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history. Twelve years later Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of his son Bobby, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff in his father’s old department. Bobby hasn’t had it easy, either. He’s carried the weight of his father’s guilt, forsaking his own dreams, and put off the knowledge that his own marriage could be stronger and more hopeful. Yet no matter how much distance he’s tried to put between himself, his father, his grandfather, and the past, small town minds can have very long memories. But trouble isn’t done with the Drakes—and a terrifying threat boils up from Patrick’s old life. And this time, no one will be spared. . . .

The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

Author: Mac Barnett

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076367754X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7360

When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.

Way of the Wolf

Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success

Author: Jordan Belfort

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501164295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8080

Jordan Belfort—immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street—reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star. For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives you access to his exclusive step-by-step system—the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now this revolutionary program was only available through Jordan’s $1,997 online training. Now, in Way of the Wolf, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth. Every technique, every strategy, and every tip has been tested and proven to work in real-life situations. Written in his own inimitable voice, Way of the Wolf cracks the code on how to persuade anyone to do anything, and coaches readers—regardless of age, education, or skill level—to be a master sales person, negotiator, closer, entrepreneur, or speaker.

Lady and the Wolf

Author: Cross

Publisher: Blvnp Incorporated

ISBN: 9781680307665

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4485

"She is his curse, the one thing that Athea created to be Konstantin's downfall, and inside, Van holds a monster who is falling for it." Walking among humans are beings far different from their own. However, both their worlds are more intertwined than it seems. Revered as a god by his own kind, Van Volkov holds one of the four remaining Lycans, Konstantin. His golden eyes command great attention. Bound to protect the shifters for eternity, he has blocked out all forms of emotions he considered a weakness and formed a steel wall around him. That was until a group of rogue shifters attacked and killed a nearby campsite. Because of the Alpha that he is, Van has to safeguard the territory and keep the attack under wraps. But something made Konstantin ill at ease - a human child had survived. And as if by fate, he finds the key to unlocking his hidden humanity. But after he took the child under his care, something that he has never imagined, nightmarish things start to unfold, and a prophecy of long ago begins to unravel. Just when he thought that everything has been put under control, the truth is, the story has only just started. What if the prophecy is true? Finding out that the child is the reason for his demise and all the shifters he is supposed to protect, he has but one crucial decision to make... Will he choose the lady or the wolf? Prepare to be enthralled with the mysteries that bound the lady and the Lycan in this first book of the Lady and the Wolf series. Grab a copy now!

Jack the Wolf

Author: Yvonne Jagtenberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780761328551

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1723

Jack is not happy on his first day of school until he is chosen to play the part of the big, bad wolf.

The Wolf in the Attic

Author: Paul Kearney

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 1849979189

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9697

1920s OXFORD: HOME TO C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN... AND ANNA FRANCIS, A YOUNG GREEK REFUGEE LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE GRIM REALITY OF HER NEW LIFE. THE NIGHT THEY CROSS PATHS, NONE SUSPECT THE FANTASTIC WORLD AT WORK AROUND THEM. Anna Francis lives in a tall old house with her father and her doll Penelope. She is a refugee, a piece of flotsam washed up in England by the tides of the Great War and the chaos that trailed in its wake. Once upon a time, she had a mother and a brother, and they all lived together in the most beautiful city in the world, by the shores of Homer’s wine-dark sea. But that is all gone now, and only to her doll does she ever speak of it, because her father cannot bear to hear. She sits in the shadows of the tall house and watches the rain on the windows, creating worlds for herself to fill out the loneliness. The house becomes her own little kingdom, an island full of dreams and half-forgotten memories. And then one winter day, she finds an interloper in the topmost, dustiest attic of the house. A boy named Luca with yellow eyes, who is as alone in the world as she is. That day, she’ll lose everything in her life, and find the only real friend she may ever know.

The Wolves of Winter

A Novel

Author: Tyrell Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501155695

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4109

A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path. Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive in the endless white wilderness beyond the edges of a fallen world. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As the memories of her old life continue to haunt, she’s forced to forge ahead in the snow-drifted Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap and slaughter. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who brings with him dark secrets of the past and sets in motion a chain of events that will call Lynn to a role she never imagined. Simultaneously a heartbreakingly sympathetic portrait of a young woman searching for the answer to who she is meant to be and a frightening vision of a merciless new world in which desperation rules, The Wolves of Winter is enveloping, propulsive, and poignant.

A Wolf at the Table

A Memoir of My Father

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429937658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5610

"As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes...I wasn't altogether sure about one thing: was it just a dream?" When Augusten Burroughs was small, his father was a shadowy presence in his life: a form on the stairs, a cough from the basement, a silent figure smoking a cigarette in the dark. As Augusten grew older, something sinister within his father began to unfurl. Something dark and secretive that could not be named. Betrayal after shocking betrayal ensued, and Augusten's childhood was over. The kind of father he wanted didn't exist for him. This father was distant, aloof, uninterested... And then the "games" began. With A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs makes a quantum leap into untapped emotional terrain: the radical pendulum swing between love and hate, the unspeakably terrifying relationship between father and son. Told with scorching honesty and penetrating insight, it is a story for anyone who has ever longed for unconditional love from a parent. Though harrowing and brutal, A Wolf at the Table will ultimately leave you buoyed with the profound joy of simply being alive. It's a memoir of stunning psychological cruelty and the redemptive power of hope.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

A Novel

Author: Carol Rifka Brunt

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 081299292X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7985

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them. NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN • WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD 1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most. An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again. Praise for Tell the Wolves I’m Home “A dazzling debut novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “This compassionate and vital novel will rivet readers until the very end. . . . The narrative is as tender and raw as an exposed nerve, pulsing with the sharpest agonies and ecstasies of the human condition.”—BookPage “Tremendously moving.”—The Wall Street Journal “Transcendent . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readers’ imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunt’s novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope.”—Booklist (starred review) “Carol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Touching and ultimately hopeful.”—People Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

The Wolf Road

Author: Beth Lewis

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1101906146

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5235

Taught to hunt, shoot, and survive in the remote wilds of a ravaged land by the man who adopted her after finding her wandering in the woods as a young child, Elka reflects on the catastrophic events that destroyed civilization more than a century earlier before gradually realizing that her father may be a serial killer.

Winter of the Wolf

The Wild Hunt Legacy: 2

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 098370631X

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 5903

Winter of the Wolf: The Wild Hunt Legacy: Book 2

Born of the Wolf

Author: Samuel C. Brinley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469175754

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 4428

George Wolf knows that there is something different about himself. Hes known it ever since he was born. But, it isnt until a mysterious stranger approaches him and tells him of his destiny, that he begins to go down the path that is being fore told to him. A werewolf that is destined to change the minds of man and bring the wolves back from sudden extinction. A destiny that George rushes into whole heartedly, not even knowing of the consequences. Haunted by constant visions of what lies before him. George tries to come to terms with his destiny. While at the same time still trying to live among the humans that are beginning to hate and fear him.