A Bird in the Hand Book

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author : Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447252900

A Bird in the Hand Excerpt :

A Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series. In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted – a murderer . . . Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remained baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether. But as he and his fellow "twitchers" flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles, in response to rumours of rare sightings, George – with help from his lovely wife, Molly – gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.

A Bird in the Hand Book

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author : Diana Henry
  • Publisher : Mitchell Beazley
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784723248

A Bird in the Hand Excerpt :

Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual. Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends. From quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs and a smoky chicken salad with roast peppers and almonds, through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines, there is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn't covered in this book. In A Bird in the Hand, Diana Henry offers a host of new, easy and not-so-very-well-known dishes, starring the bird we all love.

A Bird in the Hand Book

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author : Ted Lundrigan
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Release Date : 2006-07-06
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461741046

A Bird in the Hand Excerpt :

At its core, A Bird in the Hand is indeed about trophies, though not those ranked by size or numbers or scores, but, rather, the lasting trophies of the mind and heart. In his lyrical trademark style, Lundrigan shares vivid images and compelling thoughts over a range of personal experiences from his beloved Minnesota grouse coverts to the red-dust quail country of western Oklahoma, from big-water duck gunning to sharp-tailed grouse hunts on the prairies of North Dakota. Ted weaves the fabric of his multifaceted tales in a manner that effortlessly involves you with the places and people and gun dogs that are the warp and woof of this hunts.

Bird in Hand Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Bird in Hand

  • Author : Christina Baker Kline
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061989803

Bird in Hand Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and The Exiles comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever. Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change. It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down. When she calls her husband, Charlie, from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she’d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. The only thing Charlie can focus on these days is his secret, sudden affair with Claire, Alison’s best friend. Bold where Alison is reserved, vibrant where Alison is cautious, Claire has just had her first novel published, a thinly veiled retelling of her childhood in North Carolina. But even in the whirlwind of publication, Claire can’t stop wondering if she should leave her husband, Ben, an ambitious architect who is brilliant, kind, and meticulous. And who wants nothing more than a baby, or two—exactly the kind of life that Charlie and Alison seem to have. As they set out on their individual journeys, Alison, Charlie, Claire, and Ben explore the idea—each in his or her own way—that every moment of loss contains within it the possibility of a new life. Alternating through these four intertwined perspectives, Bird in Hand is an exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling novel about love, friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.

The Yale Book of Quotations Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Yale Book of Quotations

  • Author : Fred R. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 1067
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300138108

The Yale Book of Quotations Excerpt :

This reader-friendly volume contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author. It is unique in its focus on American quotations and its inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections devoted to folk songs, advertising slogans, television catchphrases, proverbs, and others.

Birds of Nunavut Book

Birds of Nunavut

  • Author : James M. Richards
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774860260

Birds of Nunavut Excerpt :

Nunavut is a land of islands, encompassing some of the most remote places on Earth. It is also home to some of the world’s most fascinating bird species. Birds of Nunavut is the first complete survey of every species known to occur in the territory. Co-written by a team of eighteen experts, it documents 295 species of birds (of which 145 are known to breed there), presenting a wealth of information on identification, distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 colour photographs and 155 maps, this is a visually stunning reference work on the birds that live in and visit Nunavut.

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest

  • Author : Emme Lund
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982171957

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest Excerpt :

“A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic” (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author) about “the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect” (Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author). Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Thirty Names of Night. Though Owen Tanner has never met anyone else who has a chatty bird in their chest, medical forums would call him a Terror. From the moment Gail emerged between Owen’s ribs, his mother knew that she had to hide him away from the world. After a decade spent in hiding, Owen takes a brazen trip outdoors in the middle of a forest fire, and his life is upended forever. Suddenly, Owen is forced to flee the home that had once felt so confining and hide in plain sight with his uncle and cousin in Washington. There, he feels the joy of finding a family among friends; of sharing the bird in his chest and being embraced fully; of falling in love and feeling the devastating heartbreak of rejection before finding a spark of happiness in the most unexpected place; of living his truth regardless of how hard the thieves of joy may try to tear him down. But the threat of the Army of Acronyms is a constant, looming presence, making Owen wonder if he’ll ever find a way out of the cycle of fear. A heartbreaking yet hopeful novel about the things that make us unique and lovable, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest grapples with the fear, depression, and feelings of isolation that come with believing that we will never be loved, let alone accepted, for who we truly are, and learning to live fully and openly regardless.

Franny B  Kranny  There s a Bird in Your Hair  Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Franny B Kranny There s a Bird in Your Hair

  • Author : Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • Publisher : Demco Media
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0606301054

Franny B Kranny There s a Bird in Your Hair Excerpt :

Franny B. Kranny refuses to cut her wild hair, despite her family's insistence, and wears a bird in her hair to a family reunion.

The Philosophy of Epicurus Book

The Philosophy of Epicurus

  • Author : Epicurus
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-11-13
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486845104

The Philosophy of Epicurus Excerpt :

There's nothing new about wanting to live a mindful, simple life, and these writings by an ancient Greek sage recommend embracing sources of lasting satisfaction, such as friendship and philosophical inquiry.

What It s Like to Be a Bird Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

What It s Like to Be a Bird

  • Author : David Allen Sibley
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525520290

What It s Like to Be a Bird Excerpt :

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why: "Can birds smell?"; "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?"; "Do robins 'hear' worms?" "The book's beauty mirrors the beauty of birds it describes so marvelously." —NPR In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds—blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees—it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults—including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes—it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

A Bird on Water Street Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Bird on Water Street

  • Author : Elizabeth O. Dulemba
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492698296

A Bird on Water Street Excerpt :

"Elizabeth Dulemba seamlessly melds a coming-of-age story to the reality of life in a single-industry town. This is a book that sings." - Betsy Bird, School Library Journal blog A Fuse #8 Production Living in Coppertown is like living on the moon. Everything is bare-there are no trees, no birds, no signs of nature at all. And while Jack loves his town, he hates the dangerous mines that have ruined the land with years of pollution. When the miners go on strike and the mines are forced to close, Jack's life-long wish comes true: the land has the chance to heal. But not everyone in town is happy about the change. Without the mines, Jack's dad is out of work and the family might have to leave Coppertown. Just when new life begins to creep back into town, Jack might lose his friends, his home, and everything he's ever known. Dulemba paints a vivid picture of life in the Appalachia in this beautiful story about a boy looking for new beginnings while struggling to hold on to the things he loves most.

Day I Became a Bird  The Book

Day I Became a Bird The

  • Author : Ingrid Chabbert
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771386210

Day I Became a Bird The Excerpt :

What will a boy do for love? The day he starts school, a young boy falls in love for the very first time. He’s so in love, in fact, that Sylvia is all he can see. But Sylvia doesn’t see him. Sylvia has eyes only for birds. So in a bold gesture to get her attention, the boy goes to school dressed up as a bird. It isn’t easy, but he doesn’t care. When your heart takes flight, playing it safe is for the birds!

A Bird in the Hand Book

A Bird in the Hand

  • Author : Lynn Stansbury
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-02-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595821082

A Bird in the Hand Excerpt :

The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa. Then the prime suspect in her death is found half-eaten by sharks. Natural justice? Native justice? Or something else entirely? Lieutenant Han, a Korean-American homicide detective on loan to this remote South Pacific island nation, is also its only trained investigator. Born in one culture, raised in another, married into a third and now working in a fourth, Han takes nothing for granted about why people kill each other. Even so, these two deaths make no sense. Meanwhile, Han's estranged Japanese wife is back in Samoa, apparently more interested in an American ecologist than her husband, and the woman doctor Han fell for in his wife's absence seems to be falling for the hospital's new pathologist, a long-distance ocean sailor from South Africa with some unique experience in third-world killing fields. As the answers to Han's questions emerge from the cultural chaos like the ghosts that haunt Samoan forests, he discovers that the last blind spot is his own. And it may kill him.

Living as a Bird Book

Living as a Bird

  • Author : Vinciane Despret
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509547289

Living as a Bird Excerpt :

In the first days of spring, birds undergo a spectacular metamorphosis. After a long winter of migration and peaceful coexistence, they suddenly begin to sing with all their might, varying each series of notes as if it were an audiophonic novel. They cannot bear the presence of other birds and begin to threaten and attack them if they cross a border, which might be invisible to human eyes but seems perfectly tangible to birds. Is this display of bird aggression just a pretence, a game that all birds play? Or do birds suddenly become territorial – and, if so, why? By attending carefully to the ways that birds construct their worlds and ornithologists have tried to understand them, Despret sheds fresh light on the activities of both and, at the same time, enables us to become more aware of the multiple worlds and modes of existence that characterize the planet we share in common with birds and other species.

A Bird In the Hand  A Project Nartana Case  11 Book

A Bird In the Hand A Project Nartana Case 11

  • Author : Kimberly Vogel
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781329050129

A Bird In the Hand A Project Nartana Case 11 Excerpt :

Escaped from prison, Cyclone searches for the man who destroyed his life. Agent Canto is sent along with the police to bring him in. Both of them have skills of persuasion beyond the usual means. Who will accomplish their goal first?