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A Girl of the Limberlost

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Book ID : 0486121615
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 352
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 259
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: a-girl-of-the-limberlost.pdf

Book Summary:

Set amid Indiana's Limberlost Swamp, this classic mixes astute observations on nature with the struggles of growing up in the early 20th century and the discoveries of independence and romance.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5879571084
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: freckles.pdf

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Laddie

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1625586965
  • Pages : 349
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  • Reads : 782
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Book Summary:

This charming story is told by "Little Sister," a young girl who loves to learn but has no patience with schools. Her ideal classroom is nature itself. Join her as she learns about the world and her place in it.

The Harvester

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : 1681950286
  • Pages : 83
  • Category : Fiction
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A Gripping Romance in a Natural Setting “To my way of thinking and working, the greatest service a piece of fiction can do any reader is to leave him with a higher ideal of life than he had when he began. If in one small degree it shows him where he can be...gentler, saner, cleaner, kindlier...it is a wonder-working book. If it opens his eyes to one beauty in nature he never saw for himself and leads him one step toward the God of the Universe, it is a beneficial book...” ― Gene Stratton-Porter In Gene Stratton-Porter's novel, The Harvester, a noble and kind man harvests wild plants for medicines. When meets the woman of his dreams, he pursues her with all his heart. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

A Daughter of the Land

By Gene Stratton-Porter,Sheba Blake
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  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing Corporation
  • Isbn : 3986777881
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 960
  • File Pdf: a-daughter-of-the-land.pdf

Book Summary:

If you loved Gene Stratton-Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost, be sure to add her later novel A Daughter of the Land to your reading list. The family that serves as the focus of the novel isn't perfect, but they manage to fix their foibles and come together to make something beautiful and lasting. It's an engaging read for anyone who's ever fantasized about leaving city life behind and living off the land.

A Daughter of the Land

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  • Pages : 425
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If you loved Gene Stratton-Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost, be sure to add her later novel A Daughter of the Land to your reading list. The family that serves as the focus of the novel isn't perfect, but they manage to fix their foibles and come together to make something beautiful and lasting. It's an engaging read for anyone who's ever fantasized about leaving city life behind and living off the land.

The Song of the Cardinal

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn : 3849648613
  • Pages : 133
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 995
  • File Pdf: the-song-of-the-cardinal.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Song of the Cardinal" is a fascinating story of the life of a redbird, or Kentucky cardinal, as it is popularly called, who is born in the valley of the Wabash. The author possesses the soul of an artist and a poet, which enables her to invest the story with the charm of a rich and vivid imagination; while her knowledge of the habits and peculiarities of the redbird and the love she feels for the cardinal family impart a living interest to her work that makes the reader enter into the joys and tribulations, the triumphs, failures, and final victory of the hero, with much the same personal interest one feels in the leading figures of a well-told romance of life. Into the web and woof of the story the author has also woven a beautiful picture of an old man and woman who through the song and the presence of the cardinal are brought again into the loving, sympathetic nearness to each other that marked the golden days of their early married life.

The Essential Gene Stratton-Porter Collection

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1456614096
  • Pages : 5745
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 917
  • File Pdf: the-essential-gene-stratton-porter-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Gene Stratton-Porter At the Foot of the Rainbow A Daughter of the Land Freckles A Girl Of The Limberlost The Harvester Her Father's Daughter Laddie Michael O'Halloran Moths of the Limberlost The Song of the Cardinal

The Keeper of the Bees

By Stratton-Porter G.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521057366
  • Pages : 505
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 629
  • File Pdf: the-keeper-of-the-bees.pdf

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Джин Страттон-Портер – известная американская писательница начала XX века, чьи произведения продолжают покорять читателей во всём мире. «Пчеловод» - одно из самых известных и успешно экранизированных произведений, повествующее о судьбы израненного ветерана войны Джеймса Льюиса Макфарлана. Волею судеб он становится наследником пасеки и пытается обрести мирную и тихую жизнь заново... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

At the Foot of the Rainbow

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Isbn : 3986772588
  • Pages : 118
  • Category : Fiction
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Beloved American author Gene Stratton-Porter was one of the first influential female figures to raise awareness about the importance of conservation. Like many of her novels, At the Foot of the Rainbow takes place in a beautiful outdoor setting against which a complex human drama unfolds. Will this strange love triangle come to a happy conclusion, or will it implode in tragedy?

Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 163220942X
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 929
  • File Pdf: wonder-hope-love-and-loss.pdf

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Three classic stories for young adults about the wonder and power of our connections with nature and each other. Gene Stratton-Porter was a pioneer naturalist, wilderness advocate, and author. She wrote both fiction and nonfiction about the woods and swampland that she loved so much, and her tales of finding independence and courage through building a relationship with nature touched millions of readers both when she was writing and to this day. In Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss: The Selected Novels of Gene Stratton-Porter, three of her most timeless classics are collected in one volume. A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, and The Harvester demonstrate the power of Stratton-Porter’s writing for young people as she explores how the natural world can provide not just a means of sustenance, but also a source of strength in the face of the world’s difficulties and, ultimately, a place where you can be true to yourself. In both A Girl of the Limberlost and Freckles, we see young Elnora Cornstock and an orphan boy known only as Freckles develop a love of Limberlost Swamp, using it to gain independence and find true connections with others. Taking place in the woodlands of the Midwest, The Harvester tells the story of a young man who lives on his own and who heals an ill girl. In each book, nature is a powerful force that helps the characters deal with the pain of their pasts and the uncertainty of the present. With a foreword by award-winning essayist Scott Russell Sanders, Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss: The Selected Novels of Gene Stratton-Porter brings together three classic novels that deserve a place on any young adult’s bookshelf. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Freckles

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : 1681950073
  • Pages : 189
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 749
  • File Pdf: freckles.pdf

Book Summary:

A young m finds more than he ever expected in the beautiful wilds of the Limberlost “He only knew that he had lived up to his best impulse, and that is all any one can do.” ― Gene Stratton-Porter, Freckles Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter is a lovely novel about a young man who takes a job as a security guard of timberland in the Limberlost swamp. Freckles was orphaned at a young age in Chicago but discovers the love of a father and meets a woman who will change his life forever. A perfect companion to A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

The Keeper of the Bees

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504066154
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 776
  • File Pdf: the-keeper-of-the-bees.pdf

Book Summary:

A wounded veteran discovers the healing power of nature in this classic American novel by the author of A Girl of the Limberlost. Wounded in World War I, Jamie McFarlane is looking for a peaceful place to spend his final days. After escaping the grim confines of a California military hospital, he finds himself at the seaside home of the Bee Master. There, with the help of an impish eleven-year-old called Little Scout, Jamie tends to the hives and flowers while the Bee Master is away. As Jamie learns his new responsibilities, he discovers a source of hope and healing in the natural beauty that surrounds him. He also crosses paths with a mysterious young woman who faces a dilemma as dire as his own. This beloved tale of hardship, nature, and renewal is rich in wisdom and the joy of being alive.

Ruined By Reading

By Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Isbn : 0807071005
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 475
  • File Pdf: ruined-by-reading.pdf

Book Summary:

A Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Book of 1996 'Without books how could I have become myself?' In this wonderfully written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers deeply felt insight into why we read and how what we read shapes our lives. An enchanting celebration of the printed word. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Freckles

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513288067
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 407
  • File Pdf: freckles.pdf

Book Summary:

Freckles (1904) is a novel by Gene Stratton-Porter. An immediate bestseller, Freckles—her second novel—established Stratton-Porter’s reputation as a leading naturalist and writer of the American Midwest. Written for children and adults alike, Freckles is a classic tale of struggle and survival set in one of Indiana’s iconic wilderness regions. Raised in an orphanage, targeted for his red hair, accent, and missing right hand, Freckles grew accustomed to constant abuse. As an adult, he escapes Chicago and makes his way to the Limberlost Swamp, a vast wetland region along the Wabash River in Indiana. There, he finds work with the Grand Rapids lumber company, earning the trust of experienced woodsman McLean. Tasked with walking the perimeter of the forest to protect the company’s land from thieves, Freckles gains a reputation as a dedicated and efficient guardian of the trees. When a fight leaves him badly injured, he meets a beautiful young girl while recovering from his injuries. For the first time in his life, he knows what it is to be loved. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Gene Stratton-Porter’s Freckles is a classic work of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Michael O'Halloran

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726553163
  • Pages : 262
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 732
  • File Pdf: michael-o-halloran.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the story of plucky, optimistic newsboy Michael O’Halloran. Michael was orphaned at a young age and asks nothing of the world but to "Be Square!" In this a warm and joyous story, he makes life sunnier for those around him, bringing joy to all who know him, and to readers everywhere. The novel offers a unique view of America in the 1910s and was turned into a movie three times: in 1923, 1937 and 1948. Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) was an American writer, wildlife photographer, naturalist, and one of the first women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote for several national magazines in the United States, and many of her novels went on to become bestsellers and have been widely translated. She used her position and income to support the conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetland areas in the state of Indiana. She is remembered for novels such as "Freckles," "Laddie," and "Michael O’Halloran." Her novel "A Girl of the Limberlost" was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. Her "The Keeper of the Bees" has also been adapted four times to the silver screen.

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By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 310
  • File Pdf: a-girl-of-the-limberlost.pdf

Book Summary:

"A Girl of the Limberlost" – Elnora Comstock, is an impoverished young woman who lives with her widowed mother, Katharine Comstock, on the edge of the Limberlost. Elnora faces cold neglect by her mother, a woman who feels ruined by the death of her husband, Robert Comstock, who drowned in quicksand in the swamp while Katharine gave birth to their daughter and could not come to his rescue. The Comstocks make money by selling eggs and other farm products, but Mrs. Comstock refuses to cut down a single tree in the forest, or to delve for oil, as the neighbors around them are doing. Elnora is just beginning high school and she is determined to earn an education, which her mother derides as useless. She has a valuable specimens box which her friend Freckles left in the swamp for her, and a desire to succeed in her enterprising scheme to gather and sell artifacts and moths from the Limberlost. Elnora is smart and witty, and she loves the outdoors; her heart aches for returned love and for support of her disapproving mother.

Morning Face

By Gene Stratton-Porter
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  • Isbn : 3849648699
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 382
  • File Pdf: morning-face.pdf

Book Summary:

The keynote of joyousness is struck by the title "Morning Face," since the words represent the inspired idea of R. L. Stevenson in his verse, "If I have shown no morning face." About this idea Gene Stratton-Porter, author of "Laddie," "Freckles," etc., has made this book for children. Although many tens of thousands of children have read and loved "Freckles" and her other books, this is the first time she has made a book specially for the youngsters. In prose and verse she gives her word-pictures of the buds, the flowers, and the life of the out-of-doors.

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  • Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 633
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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Pages : 385
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 849
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EDGAR AWARD FINALIST • A private investigator revisits the case that has haunted her for decades and sets out on a deeply personal quest to sort truth from lies. CLUE AWARD FINALIST • “[A] haunting memoir, which also unfolds as a gripping true-crime narrative . . . This is a powerful, unsettling story, told with bracing honesty and skill.”—The Washington Post A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • One of Marie Claire’s Ten Best True Crime Books of the Year Ellen McGarrahan was a young journalist for The Miami Herald in 1990 when she witnessed the botched execution of convicted killer Jesse Tafero: flames and smoke and three jolts of the electric chair. When evidence later emerged casting doubt on Tafero’s guilt, McGarrahan found herself haunted by his fiery death. Had she witnessed the execution of an innocent man? Decades later, McGarrahan, now a successful private investigator, is still gripped by the mystery and infamy of the Tafero case, and decides she must investigate it herself. Her quest will take her around the world and deep into the harrowing heart of obsession, and as questions of guilt and innocence become more complex, McGarrahan discovers she is not alone in her need for closure. For whenever a human life is taken by violence, the reckoning is long and difficult for all. A rare and vivid account of a private investigator’s real life and a classic true-crime tale, Two Truths and a Lie is ultimately a profound meditation on truth, grief, complicity, and justice.

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By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513276735
  • Pages : 86
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 466
  • File Pdf: minnie-s-sacrifice.pdf

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Minnie’s Sacrifice (1869) is a novel by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Originally serialized in the Christian Recorder, Minnie’s Sacrifice is a rediscovered work of fiction from one of nineteenth century America’s most prominent black writers and activists. The novel, which addresses such themes as miscegenation, passing, and the institutionalized rape of enslaved women, is a vastly underappreciated work that repurposes the story of Moses to tell a tale with a powerful political message. On a plantation in the American South, a slave named Miriam mourns the untimely death of her only daughter. Agnes, who succumbed while giving birth to a baby boy in their cabin at the edge of Mr. Le Croix’s property, left her son in her mother’s care. Visiting Miriam’s cabin later that day, Camilla, the master’s daughter, discovers a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy. Bringing this to the attention of her father, Camilla proposes that the boy be sent away from the plantation to be brought up as white. Unable to accept that the boy should be considered a slave, Camilla begs her father to take the child north, all the while failing to connect her own father to the boy’s birth. After brief contemplation, he nervously consents to her plan, but for all her cunning and bravery, Camilla is entirely unprepared for what her merciful endeavor will reveal. Minnie’s Sacrifice, by an author who inspired Zora Neale Hurston and Ida B. Wells, is a groundbreaking work of African American fiction and a definitive masterpiece from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a pioneer in her craft. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Minnie’s Sacrifice is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 624
  • File Pdf: where-the-crawdads-sing.pdf

Book Summary:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Michael O'Halloran

By Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 1775561690
  • Pages : 487
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 492
  • File Pdf: michael-o-halloran.pdf

Book Summary:

At the beginning of Gene Stratton-Porter's thoroughly uplifting novel Michael O'Halloran, the protagonist is a scrappy 10-year-old orphan who must literally fight every day to ensure his own survival. It is only when he stumbles across a little girl facing circumstances even more dire than his own that he begins to make plans for a new life for himself. Will his grandiose vision become reality, or will Michael O'Halloran succumb to the ruthless vagaries of life in the big city?

Two Strangers

By Beryl Matthews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Isbn : 1780106009
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 155
  • File Pdf: two-strangers.pdf

Book Summary:

An intelligent, slum-dwelling teenage girl takes drastic measures to survive when her father throws her out of her home, in this spellbinding historical saga Poplar, London, 1920. Fourteen-year-old Victoria Keats is horrified when her father demands that she go to work for wealthy Mr Preston – everyone knows why he takes young girls into his house. But her violent father, who’s never let her forget she’s not the son he wanted, won’t listen to her concerns – and when she stands up for herself, he throws her out of their dingy little house in the slums. Intelligent, book-loving Vicki vows to make her father regret this day; but she is all alone in the world. Despite her courage and quick wits, it seems likely she will starve – until two men, both complete strangers, provide her with no-strings-attached help. As Vicki’s life improves beyond all recognition, she can’t help but fixate on the mystery of these two good Samaritans: who were they? And why did they help her? She determines to find the men and thank them, but tracking them down may be harder – and more life-changing – than she thinks . . .

L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s)

By Rita Bode,Jean Mitchell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773553991
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 538
  • File Pdf: l-m-montgomery-and-the-matter-of-nature.pdf

Book Summary:

L.M. Montgomery’s writings are replete with enchanting yet subtle and fluid depictions of nature that convey her intense appreciation for the natural world. At a time of ecological crises, intensifying environmental anxiety, and burgeoning eco-critical perspectives, L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) repositions the Canadian author’s relationship to nature in terms of current environmental criticism across several disciplines, introducing a fresh approach to her life and work. Drawing on a wide range of Montgomery’s novels as well as her journals, this collection suggests that socio-ecological relationships encompass ideas of reciprocity, affiliation, autonomy, and the capacity for transformation in both the human and more-than-human worlds, and that these ideas are integral to Montgomery’s vision and her literary legacy. Framed by the twin themes of materiality and interrelationships, essays by scholars of literature, law, animal studies, anthropology, and ecology examine place, embodiment, and difference in Montgomery’s works and embrace the multiplicities embedded in the concept of nature. Through innovative critical approaches, L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s) opens up conversations about humans’ interactions with nature and the material environment.

Fast as the Wind

By Nat Gould
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 1775457508
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 535
  • File Pdf: fast-as-the-wind.pdf

Book Summary:

Horse lovers and action-adventure fans alike will delight in this fast-paced tale from British novelist and journalist Nat Gould. As a lifetime fan of horse racing who covered the sport for a variety of publications throughout the entirety of his career, Gould packs Fast as the Wind with the kind of expert detail that knowledgeable connoisseurs will appreciate.

The American Midwest

By Andrew R. L. Cayton,Richard Sisson,Chris Zacher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253003490
  • Pages : 1916
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: the-american-midwest.pdf

Book Summary:

This first-ever encyclopedia of the Midwest seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its distinctive character. Organized by topic, it encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of each of the region's twelve states, followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life. The book offers a wealth of information about the region's surprising ethnic diversity -- a vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs -- plus well-informed essays on the region's history, culture and values, and conflicts. A site of ideas and innovations, reforms and revivals, and social and physical extremes, the Midwest emerges as a place of great complexity, signal importance, and continual fascination.