The Woodcutter's Wife

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544932170

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 494

View: 1856

Set against the backdrop of the Civil War comes a tale of love lost and found... Mary Thomson is no ordinary woman. She works alongside her husband William cutting firewood to sell in the city, earning herself the nickname "The Woodcutter's Wife." She kills a bear with her bare hands. And she prefers plowing a field to cooking a meal. The one thing she cannot seem to handle is the melancholy that has enveloped her. Mary lost four children before they were a year old, and the doctor says she will no longer be able to conceive. Mary's world flies apart when William disappears, leaving her with the arduous task of tending their farm by herself. Using her fierce independent spirit to cope as the war rages around her, she finds help in the form of a freed slave. But after fate throws her another dramatic curve, Mary is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life. David Johnson, author of the bestselling Tucker Series, has written another of his signature "Books with Heart" that will sweep you into its whirlwind of emotion and leave you sad to see the story end.

The Woodcutter's Wife

A Stepmother's Tale

Author: Dolla S. Merrillees

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920831462

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 157

View: 611

Stepmothers are atrocious. Dolla Merrillees knew from storybooks. But meeting her husband-to-be she finds that true love is not just two people in harmony. She has to like his little boy; and fend off an ex-mother with a heroin habit. Our author is just a flawed human. Will she be squashed into the storybook mould? Or will she prove that a step-family can be a real family? Honest, disturbing, witty, heartwarming, beautifully designed.

The Woodcutter

Author: Reginald Hill

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385669364

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7883

A fast-moving, stunning new stand-alone psychological thriller from the award-winning author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Wolf Hadda's life has been a fairytale. From humble origins as a woodcutter's son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. But knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later prison psychiatrist Alva Ozigbo makes the breakthrough. Wolf begins to talk and under her guidance gets parole, returning to his rundown family home in rural Cumbria. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth — and with the truth, revenge. Can Alva intervene before his pursuit of vengeance takes him to a place from which he can never come back . . . ? From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Thomas Bernhard

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833550

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6878

Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author’s homeland. A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it begins with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by a composer and his society wife—a couple he once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, a distinguished actor from the Burgtheater, is late. As the other guests wait impatiently, they are seen through the critical eye of the writer, who narrates a silent but frenzied tirade against these former friends, most of whom have been brought together by Joana, a woman they buried earlier that day. Reflections on Joana’s life and suicide are mixed with these denunciations until the famous actor arrives, bringing an explosive end to the evening that even the writer could not have seen coming.

The Woodcutter King

Author: Aerick Graham

Publisher: Inkskald Press

ISBN: 9780998280202


Page: N.A

View: 1134

The whilom Wardens of Wudelic woods are watchers and sentinels of the wild. Their roots run deep like the oaks and elders. Proud as towering pines. Their history is as an old language etched into ruins, they are now known as the Woodcutters. Eerie for their Ghost-lights, glowing orbs that sit on their brow, folks are not sure what to make of them. The patriarch, Alaric, is a descendant of the first Warden, having the ear of the woodland goddess, Lhodyn. She is the embodiment of all that is wild - capricious at best, vindictive at worse. War descends over Alaric's village as borderland marauders murder and enslave all. In reaction, Lhodyn seizes the village children and hides them within her woodland realm. Alaric is now faced with a hard choice, to remain and endure certain brutality while he searches for the young ones or flee with the remainder of his family, their best chance for survival. THE WOODCUTTER KING is a fusion of narrative styles, blending literary sensibilities with fantasy aesthetics. The heart of the story is about a father and son and their experiences after a family tragedy. But in true epic fantasy form, there is more at play than their personal struggles. Something mysterious lays hidden in the Wudelic Woods, just as they are beginning to discover.

The Woodcutter

Author: Kate Danley

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781612185408

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 9800

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot: one of Odin s hellhounds has escaped, a pixie dust drug trade runs rampant, and more young girls go missing. Looming in the shadows is a malevolent, power-hungry queen, and she will stop at nothing to destroy the Twelve Kingdoms and annihilate the Royal Fae unless the Woodcutter can outmaneuver her and save the gentle souls of the Wood."

The Wood Wife

Author: Terri Windling

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812549294

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1880

Maggie Black leaves behind her fashionable West Coast life to pursue her passion and dreams in the Southwestern desert, reading the secrets of her late mentor, the acclaimed poet Dennis Cooper, and learning about the desert's wild, ancient secrets. Reprint.

The Woodcutter and his Family

Author: Frank McGuinness

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179894

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3677

My son betrayed me. It is a family tradition. Didn’t I do the same to my father? The World War intensifies in Europe. In Zurich a writer breathes his last imagining his life till now from his childhood in Dublin. The voices of his family circling him – wife, son, daughter – carry him to his end as he hears each separate chapter chronicling the power of their passion for their famous father, their love, their hate, their need, their sorrows and joys, their strangeness. And James Joyce has saved for them one last story to delight and defy them: The Woodcutter And His Children ...

The Woodcutter

Author: Josephine Croser

Publisher: Era Publications

ISBN: 1741206421

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 9240

A poor woodcutter is granted three wishes, but he and his wife argue about what to wish for. Will they use the wishes wisely?

Ladder of Years

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143196324

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9227

"UTTERLY COMPELLING . . . WONDERFULLY SATISFYING . . . VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS." --Chicago Tribune BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. . . . "TYLER DETAILS DELIA'S ADVENTURE WITH GREAT SKILL. . . . As so often in her earlier fiction, [she] creates distinct characters caught in poignantly funny situations. . . . Tyler writes with a clarity that makes the commonplace seem fresh and the pathetic touching." --The New York Times

Portrait of Your Niece

Author: Hall

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452911258

Category: American poetry

Page: 55

View: 5848


The Last Patient

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781986107129


Page: 188

View: 8481

Two people, filled with long-held and covered-up secrets, one, Maggie Stinson, who is about to retire from her job as a hospice social worker, and the other, Israel McKenzie, who is "retiring from life" because he is dying, cross paths and find themselves on opposite sides of the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" As Maggie tries to help Israel repair the scattered pieces of his broken past, she finds herself having to face her own long-buried demons. But what the two of them discover is a secret that has been hidden from them their whole lives, a secret that once discovered changes both of them forever. The Last Patient is a story about regret, truth, and redemption. David Johnson, author of the best-selling Tucker series and The Woodcutter's Wife brings us another of his trademark "books with heart." The Last Patient is a book that will leave you thinking long after you've finished reading it.

Tucker's Way

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Lake Union Press

ISBN: 9781477827024

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 662

"Previously published as two volumes, Tucker's Way and For Tucker"--t.p. verso.

Panchtantra Tales

Author: Narayana Pandit

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan



Page: N.A

View: 3406

The word ‘Panchatantra’ is a combination of two words, ‘Pancha’ (five) and ‘Tantra’ (practice/ principle). Panchantantra is ancient Indian fables, believed to have been composed in the 3rd century BC, by Pandit Vishnu Sharma.The purpose behind the composition was to implant moral values and governing skills in the young sons of the king. The Panchatantra is the best guide to enroot moral values in children since its each tale has a moral lesson in its end. The Panchtantra is a great book where plants and animals can speak and converse with human beings too.

The Fairy Book

Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406849065

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 4972


Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847211536

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 1676

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Folk Tales from Grimm

A Dramatic Reader for Third and Fourth Grades

Author: Ethelyn Abbott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's plays

Page: 126

View: 5596



Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429984409

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 9972

With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now, in Chainfire, Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ready-to-tell Tales

Surefire Stories from America's Favorite Storytellers

Author: David Holt,Bill Mooney

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874833812

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9644

A multicultural collection of traditional tales contributed by more than forty of America's most experienced storytellers, with tips for telling the stories.

99 Fables

Author: William March,William T. Going,Richard Brough

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356851

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 4719

“March has picked up where Aesop and Don Marquis left off, prick- ing vanities and exposing antics of chronic phonies. . . . Here are damning truths about the Noblest Animal, here is vitriol without venom. richard Brough catches the full flavor in his illustrations.” —New York Times Book Review !--EndFragment--