Author: Susan Fanetti

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977706065


Page: 488

View: 3073

After a cataclysmic tragedy leaves her alone in the world, Gabriela Kincaid climbs into her father's ancient pickup and strikes off on her own, turning her back on everything she knows. No destination in mind, moving toward nothing but distance. Just somewhere. Fate chooses her destination, and she finds herself in Jasper Ridge, Idaho, a small town in the shadow of the Sawtooth Range. With nowhere else to get to, and no way to get anywhere else, she decides to make her home there. Heath Cahill is fighting the demons of his own horrific past. A son of the most important rancher in Jasper Ridge, he's tethered to the town, so he's made his escape inward, turning his back on any new chances for a happy life. But he sees something in the eyes of the young woman who walks into the town saloon: a guarded pain he recognizes as like his own. He tries to resist the pull he feels, but with a nudge from Fate, friends, and family, Heath opens his heart again. Together, they find love and hope for happiness. First, though, they must face a past that neither has escaped.

Bonds of Brotherhood in Sons of Anarchy

Essays on Masculinity in the FX Series

Author: Susan Fanetti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476671915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 179

View: 2902

"This collection of new essays explores the show's complicated presentation of masculinity and its cultural implications. Series creator and writer Kurt Sutter depicts male characters who act from a highly traditional sense of what it means to be a man"--

Practice on Mountains

Author: David Bartone

Publisher: Ahsahta Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 1218

Poetry. Winner of the 2013 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. In a long-form poetry that tirelessly makes its case for its own heritage, PRACTICE ON MOUNTAINS documents a striving lover through eight weeks of various literatures, reflections, and desires. The poems and translations in this book value experience—the lived poem. The metaphysic of the literary love affair leads to its beautiful, chaotic, thoughtful pile of lyrical musings. Wallace Stevens writes, "it is not the reason / That makes us happy or unhappy. The bird sings." H.D., Thoreau, Li Po, Pound, classic country hymns, Glenn Gould, and the poet's friends are called on, among many others, in the reckless appropriations that provide for such a poetry. "Self-knowledge requires, strangely enough, a means to quell introspection, that self-thinking of self and all that there occurs which but mimics the understanding to which it cannot arrive. David Bartone's PRACTICE ON MOUNTAINS offers itself as an astonishingly vivid record of just such a practice, seeking some enlightenment it is also too savvy to trust exists. The poetry finds an oddity of voice absolutely necessary, daily speech that contains within it shards of poetic fragment, a kind of lyric discursiveness that always interrupts its own method when that method threatens to become merely such. It's wonderfully self-searching without being narcissistic, tied into love's agonies in ways familiar but strikingly honest, deprecating but audacious, learned but humble. It brings to its readers a primary document of the mind reading through the heart's various damage."—Dan Beachy-Quick

The Source of All Things

A Memoir

Author: Tracy Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439172986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 8905

The author explains how her love for the outdoors--and her journeys to natural landscapes in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Alaska--became her only source of redemption after suffering sexual abuse from her stepfather for more than six years. 100,000 first printing.

Heart's Ease

Author: Susan Fanetti

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537647128


Page: 378

View: 5869

Heart's ease is the second installment in The Northwomen Sagas, following God's Eye. When raiders from the North land in Olga's world and take it over, she is captured and made a slave. She and her people suffer at the hands of creatures that seem more beasts than men, and not even her talent and skill as a healer can help them. But one barbarian, big and golden, seems different from the others. He doesn't revel or partake in the suffering of the new slaves, and, when he learns that Olga is a healer who knows some of their words, he releases her from her bonds. The raiders stake claim to Olga's world and mean to settle it, and she and the rest of her people who survived make a new community with the invaders. The barbarians who destroyed her world and made her a slave grow to be her friends and her equals. The friendship she forms with the one who cut her bonds is the deepest of them all. Leif is a valiant and esteemed warrior who's raided for many summers. As a leader in this new world they mean to settle, he forges deep, close ties with those who'd been only allies, and sometimes enemies, and with the native people of this new land. In particular, he's drawn to the dark-haired healer, whose tiny body holds the will and spirit of a mighty raider. Leif is deeply loyal to the jarl who's treated him as a son. When the jarl arrives to view their success, Leif struggles to understand the ways his mentor has grown cruel and deceitful and to see the man he's loved as a father, whose sons he loves as brothers. But he recognizes the brutal lies for what they are. Torn between the man to whom he'd long ago sworn his unconditional fealty and the friends to whom he is devoted, Leif makes a devastating choice, trying as best he can to save those he loves, at any cost to himself. Even at the cost of their love for him. The consequences of his choice are severe. Perhaps too severe to allow forgiveness. But until there is forgiveness, there can never be ease. Note: explicit sex and violence.

Gould's Book of Fish

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802191991

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9479

Winner of the Commonwealth Prize New York Times Book Review—Notable Fiction 2002 Entertainment Weekly—Best Fiction of 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Review—Best of the Best 2002 Washington Post Book World—Raves 2002 Chicago Tribune—Favorite Books of 2002 Christian Science Monitor—Best Books 2002 Publishers Weekly—Best Books of 2002 The Cleveland Plain Dealer—Year’s Best Books Minneapolis Star Tribune—Standout Books of 2002 Once upon a time, when the earth was still young, before the fish in the sea and all the living things on land began to be destroyed, a man named William Buelow Gould was sentenced to life imprisonment at the most feared penal colony in the British Empire, and there ordered to paint a book of fish. He fell in love with the black mistress of the warder and discovered too late that to love is not safe; he attempted to keep a record of the strange reality he saw in prison, only to realize that history is not written by those who are ruled. Acclaimed as a masterpiece around the world, Gould’s Book of Fish is at once a marvelously imagined epic of nineteenth-century Australia and a contemporary fable, a tale of horror, and a celebration of love, all transformed by a convict painter into pictures of fish.

God's Eye

Author: Susan Fanetti

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530557288


Page: 372

View: 4533

Loneliness is all that Brenna has ever known. She doesn't expect that she will ever even know true companionship, let alone love. People say she was born with the mark of Odin, but Brenna feels it as a curse rather than a blessing. Those who would tell her she is favored by the Allfather are too afraid to look on her; she is apart from her people. Yet she has learned the power of her difference, and turned it to her advantage. She is a shieldmaiden, with a legendary reputation for her valor as well as for her godly gift. Vali is a giant among his people, well-liked and respected. He is of the Úlfhéðnar, a berserker, one of Odin's own elite warriors, and one of the fiercest and bravest warriors to wield an axe or spear. He is the Storm-Wolf; his strength and ferocity are his gifts from the Allfather. Fortune threw the two warriors together when they were but children. Fate brings them together again as warriors when two jarls ally for a raid into Estland. Again and again, Vali seeks Brenna out. He sees her; he sees the woman behind the whispers. More than that, he will not look away. Vali has not forgotten the debt he owes Brenna from their very first meeting, and in seeking his opportunity to repay her, he finds a lonely, beautiful woman whose quiet strength captures his heart. But the sagas do not sing of warriors who live quiet lives, or of love that does not know trial and tribulation. Favored by the gods they may be, but that does not protect Brenna and Vali from the simple and devastating hardships of their lives. Their reputations cannot help them. It is their love that must become their legend.Note: Explicit sex and violence

Aurora Terminus

Author: S. Fanetti

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986589116


Page: 526

View: 5332

The end of the world came quietly, in a breathtaking display of light and color, while everyone stopped and watched, entranced. And then the lights went out, and death and chaos took over. A woman went up, high above the fray, and tried to build a life alone from what was left of the world that had been. A man stayed down, in the midst of the turmoil, and tried to find a home in the world that had become. But neither life nor home is possible until there is family, until love and trust and hope return. Until then, there is only survival.


Author: Karen Russell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307595447

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1493

Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

Anything Worth Doing

A True Story of Adventure, Friendship and Tragedy on the Last of the West's Great Rivers

Author: Jo Deurbrouck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985257804

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 197

View: 9803

Anything Worth Doing tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost.

Sun Valley Architecture and Interiors

Author: Alan Edison,Jo Rabjohn

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 1586855174

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 3727

Sun Valley "style" has emerged out of the melding of the extraordinarily beautiful scenery of the area, a love of outdoor living and recreation, and the unavoidable influence of the chic movie stars and millionaires who call it home. Sun Valley Architecture and Interiors exemplifies a blend of simple elegance and a refreshingly unpretentious spirit that permeates this Idaho paradise--and that spirit has profound effect on the lives and homes of its people.

The Son of the Madam of Mustang Ranch

Author: Joe Leonard


ISBN: 9781634912747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

View: 9289

Compelling, adventurous and inspirational, The Son of the Madam of Mustang Ranch, is a memoir. Guns, violence and lust; wars between two houses of prostitution, gambling rife and aplenty, and debauchery. It was a crazed and corrupt world, and author Joe Leonard was born right into it. Beyond all, this is the story of how he gained the courage to leave the dark realm he had inherited, turning to the wilds in pursuit of his better angels...

Love & Friendship

A Signal Bend Byway

Author: Susan Fanetti

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540750570


Page: 158

View: 7213

Note: Love & Friendship is a companion novella to the Night Horde MC saga. It occurs within the timeline of Nolan: Return to Signal Bend, and constitutes a substantial spoiler for events throughout the entire saga. With that in mind... This is a story of love uprooted by loss. This is a story of love finding new ground. This is a story of love taking root in friendship. This is a story of love learning how to bloom again. This is a story of life growing strong again. This is the story of Bart and Cory.

Wolves at Our Door

The Extraordinary Story of the Couple Who Lived with Wolves

Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher,James Manfull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743400496

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6378

Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher produced the Discovery Channel's most successful wildlife documentary based on this book. The authors spent six years in the Idaho wilderness living with a pack of wolves and documenting their activities.

Flight of Passage

A True Story

Author: Rinker Buck

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305776

Category: Transportation

Page: 368

View: 1081

Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

Wingless Flight

The Lifting Body Story

Author: R. Dale Reed,Darlene Lister

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813161606

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 9614

Most lifting bodies, or "flying bathtubs" as they were called, were so ugly only an engineer could love them, and yet, what an elegant way to keep wings from burning off in supersonic flight between earth and orbit. Working in their spare time (because they couldn't initially get official permission), Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated the potential of the design that led to the Space Shuttle. Wingless Flight takes us behind the scenes with just the right blend of technical information and fascinating detail (the crash of M2-F2 found new life as the opening credit for TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man"). The flying bathtub, itself, is finding new life as the proposed escape-pod for the Space Station.

The Mountain Between Us

Author: Charles Martin

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307592491

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1316

Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. An atmospheric, suspenseful and gripping story of two people finding love while fighting to survive. When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization. Without food or shelter, and only Ben’s mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben’s chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more. Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Heart-wrenching and unputdownable, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us.

The Wisdom of Wolves

Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack

Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218869

Category: NATURE

Page: 224

View: 2965

"Lessons Jim and Jamie Dutcher learned from six years of living in the Idaho wilderness with gray wolves"--

Choose Yourself!

Author: James Altucher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781490313375

Category: Self-Help

Page: 259

View: 4065

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It's all crumbling down. In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It's on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself. New tools and economic forces have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars and change the world without “help.” More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth). This book will teach you to do just that. With dozens of case studies, interviews and examples–including the author, investor and entrepreneur James Altucher's own heartbreaking and inspiring story–Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

Destinations of a Lifetime

225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216173

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 2502

National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.