Wingshooters

Author: Nina Revoyr

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617750182

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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"Revoyr does a remarkable job of conveying [protagonist] Michelle’s lost innocence and fear through this accomplished story of family and the dangers of complacency in the face of questionable justice." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Revoyr's fourth novel is a coming-of-age saga in which racism cuts across loyalties between family and friends . . . Gripping and insightful." --Kirkus Reviews Michelle LeBeau, the child of a white American father and a Japanese mother, lives with her grandparents in Deerhorn, Wisconsin--a small town that had been entirely white before her arrival. Rejected and bullied, Michelle spends her time reading, avoiding fights, and roaming the countryside with her dog Brett. She idolizes her grandfather, Charlie LeBeau, an expert hunter and former minor league baseball player who is one of the town's most respected men. Charlie strongly disapproves of his son's marriage to Michelle's mother but dotes on his only grandchild. This fragile peace is threatened when the expansion of the local clinic leads to the arrival of the Garretts, a young black couple from Chicago. The Garretts' presence deeply upsets most of the residents of Deerhorn--when Mr. Garrett makes a controversial accusation against one of the town leaders, who is also Charlie LeBeau's best friend. In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, A River Runs Through It, and Snow Falling on Cedars, Revoyr's new novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice. Set in the expansive countryside of Central Wisconsin, against the backdrop of Vietnam and the post-civil rights era, Wingshooters explores both connection and loss as well as the complex but enduring bonds of family.
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Töchter aus Shanghai

Roman

Author: Lisa See

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364103423X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1886

»Lisa See bringt uns nicht nur die Menschen nahe, sondern eine ganze Kultur.« Arthur Golden, Autor von »Die Geisha« Pearl und May sind verwöhnte Töchter, die das Leben im glitzernden Shanghai der 30er-Jahre genießen, doch der Vater hat sein Vermögen verspielt und verheiratet die beiden nach Amerika. Damit beginnt die Odyssee der zwei Schwestern, deren Schicksal auch in der Neuen Welt aufs Engste miteinander verknüpft bleiben wird. Denn in Los Angeles werden sie von der Familie, in die sie verheiratet worden sind, misstrauisch beäugt. Und das Leben in China Town ist beschwerlich. Lisa See hat mit »Töchter aus Shanghai« einen großen Roman über zwei Schwestern geschrieben, deren Lebensentwürfe nicht unterschiedlicher sein könnten, sind sie doch beste Freundinnen und harte Konkurrentinnen zugleich.
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Hunting Tough Turkeys

Author: Brian Lovett

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742091

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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12 tough turkey-hunting problems and how to solve them. Essential calling, scouting, roosting, and shooting skills. Deals with difficult birds - in the rain, henned up, hard hunted.
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Since You Ask

Author: Louise Wareham

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617750948

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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From a Connecticut sanitarium, 24-year-old Betsy Scott tells her doctor a story about the destructive secrets in an outwardly successful family. Confusing love and sex, desire and fear, Betsy grows alienated, confused and desperate. She finally faces truths about herself and her family that enable her to move beyond them and into a new life. Since You Ask is about the origins of sexual compulsion, and the ways in which one young woman tries to overcome it. Louise Wareham grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Columbia University. She has worked as a reporter in New York City, Oxford, Mississippi and New Zealand. Since You Ask was the winner of the James Jones Literary Society First Novel Award.
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Havana Noir

Author: Achy Obejas

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070235

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Brand-new stories by: Leonardo Padura, Pablo Medina, Alex Abella, Arturo Arango, Lea Aschkenas, Moises Asis, Arnaldo Correa, Mabel Cuesta, Yohamna Depestre, Michel Encinosa Fu, Mylene Fernandez Pintado, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Miguel Mejides, Achy Obejas, Oscar F. Ortiz, Ena Lucia Portela, Mariela Varona Roque, and Yoss.?? To most outsiders, Havana is a tropical sin city: a Roman ruin of sex and noise, a parallel universe familiar but exotic, and embargoed enough to serve as a release valve for whatever desire or pulse has been repressed or denied. Habaneros know that this is neither new--long before Havana collapsed during the Revolution's Special Period, all the way back to colonial times, it had already been the destination of choice for foreigners who wanted to indulge in what was otherwise forbidden to them--nor particularly true. In the real Havana--the lawless Havana that never appears in the postcards or tourist guides--the concept of sin has been banished by the urgency of need. And need--aching and hungry--inevitably turns the human heart darker, feral, and criminal. In this Havana, crime, though officially vanquished by revolutionary decree, is both wistfully quotidian and personally vicious. In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city--some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Depestre--uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria. Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, "Gateway to Gridlock." Currently, she is the Sor Juana Writer-in-Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana.?? Praise for Havana Noir: Miami Herald, 11/25/07 Sewer-dwelling dwarves who run a black market. An engineer moonlighting as a beautician to make ends meet. Street toughs pondering existentialism. An aging aristocrat with an unsolvable dilemma. A Chinese boy bent on avenging his father's death. These are the characters you will meet in this remarkable collection, the latest edition of an original noir series featuring stories set in a distinct neighborhood of a particular city. Throughout these 18 stories, current and former residents of Havana -- some well-known, some previously undiscovered -- deliver gritty tales of depravation, depravity, heroic perseverance, revolution and longing in a city mythical and widely misunderstood. This is noir of a different shade and texture, shadowy and malevolent, to be sure, but desperate, too, heartbreakingly wounded, the stories linked more by the acrid pall of a failed but seemingly interminable experiment than by genre. Ambiguities abound, and ingenuity flourishes even as morality evaporates in the daily struggle for self-preservation. In this dark light the best of these stories are also the most disturbing. What For, This Burden by Michel Encinosa Fu, a resident of Havana, is a brutal and wrenching tale of brothers involved in drug deals and child prostitution; they peddle their own sister. The Red Bridge, by Yoss, another Havana resident, depicts a violent incident in the lives of two friends with apparently great potential who, though acutely aware of the depravity of their situation, are powerless or unwilling to extract themselves from the mean streets of El Patio. Cuban engineer Mariela Varona Roque's offering, The Orchid, is a short but powerful tale of the demise of a young boy frequently entrusted to the care of a browbeaten neighbor obsessed with his solitary orchid. Isolation, poverty
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Southland

Author: Nina Revoyr

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070480

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-American woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her grandfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own history has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger world. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents characters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also engage each other across grounds—historical and cultural—that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past—from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories of the 1990s—Southland weaves a tale of Los Angeles in all of its faces and forms. Nina Revoyr is the author of The Necessary Hunger ("Irresistible."—Time Magazine). She was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is of Japanese and Polish-American descent. She lives and works in Los -Angeles.
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The Trickiest Thing in Feathers

Author: Corey Ford

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781885106216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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Corey Ford, one of America's finest and most loved outdoor writers, was also a dedicated wingshooter. Every fall he and his English setters, Tober and Cider, would hunt the hills and thickets of New Hampshire for grouse and woodcock. Corey also frequented the heart of quail country in North Carolina. There he would spend several weeks each winter pursuing the gentleman bobwhite quail. Here is a collection of his best wingshooting stories, many of them previously unpublished. Written with a sense of humor, The Trickiest Thing in Feathers is a definitive collection of lost bird hunting classics.
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Lost Canyon

Author: Nina Revoyr

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617753629

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3792

One of the San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Recommended Books of 2015 "Los Angeles is home to many great storytellers, but Nina Revoyr is one of its finest scribes....[Lost Canyon] pulses with both beauty and terror, and the struggles of these characters, their physical and mental reckonings, are enough to make readers sweat without getting off the couch." --Los Angeles Times "Revoyr [is] an edgy and spellbinding writer with an uncanny gift for aligning human struggles with nature's glory and perils....With ravishing descriptions of the magnificent landscape, unrelenting suspense, incisive psychology, and shrewd perspectives on matters of race and gender, Revoyr has created a gripping tale of unintended adventure and profound transformation." --Booklist, Starred review "A suspenseful adventure story that explores how people react to danger, uncertainty, fear, and life-or-death choices....This is an exciting, page-turning adventure story that reveals how good people can do things totally contrary to their own moral code, and the conclusion will both surprise and satisfy." --Publishers Weekly "Revoyr travels LA's patchwork neighborhoods--delineating gangs and money, color and prejudice--and nicely sketches 'the grand, untamed Sierra.' Like Deliverance, a tense...morality tale formed in the crucible of physical duress." --Kirkus Reviews "With a nod to James Dickey's Deliverance...A direct, bangin' read for those interested in how people deal with physical and moral challenges." --Library Journal "An exciting blend of literary fiction and thrilling suspense--a harrowing trip into physical danger and a clever meditation on race relations and bravery." --Shelf Awareness A Book Riot Quick Pick/Book of the Week for the week of August 28, 2015 "What a pleasure it is seeing characters that live and breathe in the same textured universe that we do....Linked to complicated national issues, imbued with layered representations of Angelenos, [Revoyr] has brought us an intellectually adroit, emotionally nerve-wracking, page-turning thriller." --Los Angeles Review of Books "Even at its deadliest, Revoyr makes the high altitude seem mesmerizing....Revoyr has created characters we care for, issues we need to think about, and vistas that linger, making reading her book almost as much of a rush as scaling the sheer, icy rock of the Sierra Nevada." --San Francisco Chronicle Four people on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada find more adventure than they ever imagined. Each of them is drawn to the mountains for reasons as diverse as their own lives. Gwen Foster, a counselor for at-risk youth, is struggling with burnout from the demands of her job and with the loss of one of her teens. Real estate agent Oscar Barajas is adjusting to the fall of the housing market and being a single parent. Todd Harris, an attorney, is stuck in a lucrative but unfulfilling career--and in a failing marriage. They are all brought together by their trainer, Tracy Cole, a former athlete with a taste for risky pursuits. When the hikers start up a pristine mountain trail that hasn't been traveled in years, all they have to guide them is a hand-drawn map of a remote, mysterious place called Lost Canyon. At first, the route past high alpine lakes and under towering, snowcapped peaks offers all the freedom and exhilaration they'd hoped for. But when they stumble onto someone who doesn't want to be found, the group finds itself faced with a series of dangerous conflicts, moral dilemmas, confrontations with nature, and an all-out struggle for survival. Moving effortlessly between city and wilderness, Lost Canyon explores the ways that race, class, and culture shape experience and perception. It examines the choices good people must face in desperate situations. Set in the grand, wild landscape of the California mountains, Lost Canyon is a story of brewing social tensions and breathtaking adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
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Brunei Oil, Gas Exploration Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Regulations

Author: IBP, Inc.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1433078597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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The Orvis Guide to Beginning Wingshooting is required reading for anyone interested in picking up the sport or improving their shooting skills. Experienced shooter and teacher Tom Deck shares his tips, as well as insider tricks from the most successful wingshooters. The Orvis Company began one of the very first shooting schools in America almost fifty years ago. Today, Orvis has schools, lodges, outfitters, and guides all dedicated to helping bird hunters discover and enjoy wingshooting. This book is a combination of the 101 best tips from many of the Orvis shooting instructors, outfitters, and guides. Chapters feature topics such as: • Safety and etiquette • Proper equipment • Eye dominance • Sporting clays and other games • Field shooting • Trap and skeet • Correct stance • Shotgun care • And much more! It is packed full of expertise for the absolute beginner, but even the seasoned wingshooter will find some helpful tips to sharpen their skills. From the basics of gun safety, to learning how to correctly spread your duck decoys, The Orvis Guide to Wingshooting covers it all. Add this volume to your hunting shelf and you’ll see a great improvement in your wingshooting technique
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Die Nachtigall

Roman

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211267

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende.
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The Orvis Guide to Beginning Wingshooting

Proven Techniques for Better Shotgunning

Author: Tom Deck

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626365199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The Orvis Guide to Beginning Wingshooting is required reading for anyone interested in picking up the sport or improving their shooting skills. Experienced shooter and teacher Tom Deck shares his tips, as well as insider tricks from the most successful wingshooters. The Orvis Company began one of the very first shooting schools in America almost fifty years ago. Today, Orvis has schools, lodges, outfitters, and guides all dedicated to helping bird hunters discover and enjoy wingshooting. This book is a combination of the 101 best tips from many of the Orvis shooting instructors, outfitters, and guides. Chapters feature topics such as: • Safety and etiquette • Proper equipment • Eye dominance • Sporting clays and other games • Field shooting • Trap and skeet • Correct stance • Shotgun care • And much more! It is packed full of expertise for the absolute beginner, but even the seasoned wingshooter will find some helpful tips to sharpen their skills. From the basics of gun safety, to learning how to correctly spread your duck decoys, The Orvis Guide to Wingshooting covers it all. Add this volume to your hunting shelf and you’ll see a great improvement in your wingshooting technique
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Black's Wing & Clay

Shotgunner's Handbook

Author: Jim Black,Lois Re

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780809221028

Category: Trapshooting

Page: 336

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Wing & Clay puts valuable "what-to-buy" and "where-to-go" shotgunning information right at your fingertips. Coverage of more than 1,300 wing-shooting preserves, 1,700 clay-shooting courses, and nearly 1,300 equipment companies is included in a handy, easy-to-use format. The book also surveys travel agencies especially for sportsmen and the top shooting schools in the United States. Wing & Clay also includes valuable how-to articles.
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