Demon Copperhead Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Demon Copperhead


  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063251991

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Demon Copperhead Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES "TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2022" An Oprah’s Book Club Selection • An Instant New York Times Bestseller • An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller "Demon is a voice for the ages—akin to Huck Finn or Holden Caulfield—only even more resilient.” —Beth Macy, author of Dopesick "May be the best novel of 2022. . . . Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the story of an irrepressible boy nobody wants, but readers will love.” (Ron Charles, Washington Post) From the acclaimed author of The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees, a brilliant novel that enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero’s unforgettable journey to maturity Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities. Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind.

Flight Behaviour Book

Flight Behaviour


  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571290796

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Flight Behaviour Excerpt :

** NOW INCLUDES THE FIRST CHAPTER OF DEMON COPPERHEAD: THE NEW BARBARA KINGSOLVER NOVEL ** ** DEMON COPPERHEAD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW ** 'Lyrical, socially engaged and passionate.' Sunday Times 'There are many moments of lightness ... and of great beauty, too.' Independent 'A compelling plot with lyrical passages and flashes of humour.' Sunday Telegraph Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change by global bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2010. "The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked. The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky." On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change. Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies. Flight Behaviour has featured on the NY Times bestseller list and is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet.

Pigs in Heaven Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

Pigs in Heaven


  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571283286

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Pigs in Heaven Excerpt :

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

High Tide in Tucson Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

High Tide in Tucson


  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571283309

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High Tide in Tucson Excerpt :

With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review

The American Stud Book Book

The American Stud Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1924
  • Genre: Horses
  • Pages : 882
  • ISBN 10 : UCD:31175012173541

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The American Stud Book Excerpt :

Containing full pedigree of all the imported thorough-bred stallions and mares, with their produce.

Unsheltered Book
Score: 3.5
From 50 Ratings

Unsheltered


  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062684745

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Unsheltered Excerpt :

A New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year (2018) by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men. Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corn

The Postmistress of Paris Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Postmistress of Paris


  • Author : Meg Waite Clayton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062947000

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The Postmistress of Paris Excerpt :

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' PICK* A GMA BUZZ PICK * AN INDIE NEXT PICK* AN AMAZON BEST OF THE MONTH PICK, LITERATURE AND FICTION*A PEOPLE MAGAZINE PICK The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London revisits the dark early days of the German occupation in France in this haunting novel—a love story and a tale of high-stakes danger and incomparable courage—about a young American heiress who helps artists hunted by the Nazis escape from war-torn Europe. Wealthy, beautiful Naneé was born with a spirit of adventure. For her, learning to fly is freedom. When German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, this woman with an adorable dog and a generous heart joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Naneé uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety. Photographer Edouard Moss has escaped Germany with his young daughter only to be interned in a French labor camp. His life collides with Nanée’s in this sweeping tale of romance and danger set in a world aflame with personal and political passion. Inspired by the real life Chicago heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with American journalist Varian Fry to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France, The Postmistress of Paris is the haunting story of an indomitable woman whose strength, bravery, and love is a beacon of hope in a time of terror.

Copperhead Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Copperhead


  • Author : Alexi Zentner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984877291

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Copperhead Excerpt :

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "One of the bravest, most bracing novels I've read in years." --Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Jessup's stepfather gave him almost everything good in his life--a sober mother, a sister, a sense of home, and the game of football. But during the years that David John spent in prison for his part in a brutal hate crime, Jessup came to realize that his stepfather is also a source of lethal poison for his family. Now it's Jessup's senior year, and all he wants to do is lay low until he can accept one of the football scholarships that will be his ticket out of town. So when his stepfather is released from prison, Jessup is faced with an impossible choice: condemn the man who saved his family or accept his part in his family's legacy of bigotry. Before he can choose a side, Jessup will cause a terrible accident and cover it up--a mistake with the power to ruin them all. Told with relentless honesty and a ferocious gaze directed at contemporary America's darkest corners, Copperhead vibrates with the energy released by football tackles and car crashes and asks uncomfortable questions about the price we pay--and the mistakes we'll repeat--when we live under the weight of a history we've yet to reckon with. Alexi Zentner unspools the story of boys who think they're men and of the entrenched thinking behind a split-second decision, and asks whether hatred, prejudice, and violence can ever be unlearned.

The Death of Bees Book
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

The Death of Bees


  • Author : Lisa O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446492840

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WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH BOOK PRIZE 2013 Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved. Marnie and her little sister Nelly have always been different. Marnie leads a life of smoking, drinking and drugs; Nelly enjoys playing the violin, eating cornflakes with Coke and reading Harry Potter. But on Christmas Eve, the sisters have to join forces and put their differences aside. And when Lennie, the old guy next door, starts to get suspicious, it’s only a matter of time before their terrible secret is discovered.

Copperhead Gore Book

Copperhead Gore


  • Author : Benjamin Wood
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253347374

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Copperhead Gore Excerpt :

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin has often been cited for its galvanizing effect on anti-slavery opposition in the years before the American Civil War. Southern sympathizers in the North (known as Copperheads) never came close to producing anything that matched its influence. One of the more interesting attempts was Fort Lafayette; or, Love and Secession (1862). The novel—which features liberal doses of love and lust, intrigue and violence, loyalty and death—is by no means great literature. It does, however, lay claim to being the only pacifist novel of the Civil War. Wood hoped to persuade his readers of the moral wrong, the folly, and the dangers to republican government of the war in which the country was engaged. The novel underscores the deep connections between Americans on both sides of the sectional conflict, the pain of their severance, and the suffering brought about by war. For this reissue, Menahem Blondheim has provided a detailed introduction to the novel, the politics of the era, and Wood's life and career. Two of Wood's Congressional speeches are also included.

The Copperhead Catechism  For the Instruction of Such Politicians as are of Tender Years  Carefully Compiled by Divers Learned and Designing Men  Authorized and with Admonitions by Fernando the Gothamite  High Priest of the Order of Copperheads  i e  Fernando Wood    A Political Satire   Book

The Copperhead Catechism For the Instruction of Such Politicians as are of Tender Years Carefully Compiled by Divers Learned and Designing Men Authorized and with Admonitions by Fernando the Gothamite High Priest of the Order of Copperheads i e Fernando Wood A Political Satire


  • Author : COPPERHEAD CATECHISM.
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1864
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0023272264

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The Copperhead Catechism For the Instruction of Such Politicians as are of Tender Years Carefully Compiled by Divers Learned and Designing Men Authorized and with Admonitions by Fernando the Gothamite High Priest of the Order of Copperheads i e Fernando Wood A Political Satire Excerpt :

Another America Otra America Book

Another America Otra America


  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541600577

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Another America Otra America Excerpt :

From a bestselling and beloved author, an intensely personal collection of poetry “rich with political and human resonance” (Ursula K. LeGuin) Before becoming the bestselling author we know today, Barbara Kingsolver, as a new college graduate in search of adventure, moved to the borderlands of Tucson, Arizona. What she found, she says, was “another America.” Interweaving past political events, from the US-backed dictatorships in South America to the government surveillance carried out in the Reagan years, Kingsolver’s early poetry expands into a broader examination of the racism, discrimination, and immigration system she witnessed at close range. The poems coalesce in a record of her emerging adulthood, in which she confronts the hypocrisy of the national myth of America—a confrontation that would come to shape her not only as an artist, but as a citizen. With a new introduction from Kingsolver that reflects on the current border crisis, Another America is a striking portrait of a country deeply divided between those with privilege and those without, and the lives of urgent purpose that may be carved out in between.

Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol  3 Book

Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol 3


  • Author : Jim Zub
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632157980

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Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol 3 Excerpt :

The fan favorite SKULLKICKERS story concludes in this gorgeous oversized deluxe edition collecting the fifth and sixth story arcs along with lots of spiffy extras and rarities. Collects SKULLKICKERS #24-34.