The Secret Raft

The Secret Raft
Title The Secret Raft PDF eBook
Author Hazel Krantz
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages 190
Release 1965
Genre Mystery and detective stories
ISBN 9780814903438

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Youngsters spend time on Deerlick River, rafting and finding adventure.

The Secret of Happiness

The Secret of Happiness
Title The Secret of Happiness PDF eBook
Author Ernest Aimé Feydeau
Publisher
Pages 296
Release 1867
Genre
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes
Title Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes PDF eBook
Author Curt Stager
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 304
Release 2018-05-29
Genre Nature
ISBN 0393292177

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A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea. More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee. Through decades of firsthand investigations, Stager examines the significance of our impacts on some of the world’s most iconic inland waters. Along the way he discovers the stories these lakes contain about us, including our loftiest philosophical ambitions and our deepest myths. For him, lakes are not only mirrors reflecting our place in the natural world but also windows into our history, culture, and the primal connections we share with all life. Beautifully observed and eloquently written, Stager’s narrative is filled with strange and enchanting details about these submerged worlds—diving insects chirping underwater like crickets, African crater lakes that explode, and the growing threats to some of our most precious bodies of water. Modern science has demonstrated that humanity is an integral part of nature on this planet, so intertwined with it that we have also become an increasingly powerful force of nature in our own right. Still Waters reminds us how beautiful, complex, and vulnerable our lakes are, and how, more than ever, it is essential to protect them.

My Secret History

My Secret History
Title My Secret History PDF eBook
Author Paul Theroux
Publisher Ballantine Books
Pages 513
Release 2011-04-20
Genre Travel
ISBN 0307790266

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"Theroux's best novel in years." CHICAGO TRIBUNE MY SECRET HISTORY is Paul Theroux's tour de force. It is the story of Andre Parent, a writer, a world traveler, a lover of every kind of woman he chances to meet in a life as varied as a man can lead. From his days as an altar boy, to his job as a teenaged lifeguard, and then as a youth caught between the attentions of a beautiful young student and an amorous older woman. And as the boy becomes a man he turns his attention to writing, which brings him fame, and a wife, who may finally bring him to know himself. But not before he sets up his most dangerous secret life, one that any man might envy, but that could cost Andre Parent the delicate balance that makes him who he is....

The Secret of Ashona

The Secret of Ashona
Title The Secret of Ashona PDF eBook
Author Kaza Kingsley
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 507
Release 2013-02-05
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 141697993X

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With a romance brewing between him and Bethany, the discovery that his brother and sister are secretly king and queen of the Fairy world, plus the Stain brothers growing more and more underhanded, fourteen-year-old Erec is not in the right state of mind for his next two tasks.

The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo

The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo
Title The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo PDF eBook
Author F. G. Haghenbeck
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 368
Release 2012-09-25
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1451632843

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One of Mexico’s most celebrated new novelists, F. G. Haghenbeck offers a beautifully written reimagining of Frida Kahlo’s fascinating life and loves. When several notebooks were recently discovered among Frida Kahlo’s belongings at her home in Coyoacán, Mexico City, acclaimed Mexican novelist F. G. Haghenbeck was inspired to write this beautifully wrought fictional account of her life. Haghenbeck imagines that, after Frida nearly died when a streetcar’s iron handrail pierced her abdomen during a traffic accident, she received one of the notebooks as a gift from her lover Tina Modotti. Frida called the notebook “The Hierba Santa Book” (The Sacred Herbs Book) and filled it with memories, ideas, and recipes. Haghenbeck takes readers on a magical ride through Frida’s passionate life: her long and tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, the development of her art, her complex personality, her hunger for experience, and her ardent feminism. This stunning narrative also details her remarkable relationships with Georgia O’Keeffe, Leon Trotsky, Nelson Rockefeller, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Henry Miller, and Salvador Dalí. Combining rich, luscious prose with recipes from “The Hierba Santa Book,” Haghenbeck tells the extraordinary story of a woman whose life was as stunning a creation as her art.

The Raft

The Raft
Title The Raft PDF eBook
Author Christopher Blankley
Publisher Christopher Blankley
Pages 207
Release 2014-06-20
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1301580724

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Anything goes aboard the Raft. The ramshackled, mosquito fleet has no law or authority. The Raft's ships clog the waterways of the Puget Sound, exploiting a loophole in the tax code to thumb their noses at the Government. But even aboard the Raft, the murder of a young girl cannot go unpunished. It must fall on someone's shoulders to find justice, and that someone, it seems, is Maggie. Maggie Straight is a Magistrate, a judge for hire, a private policewoman and nanny to the ragtag band of criminals, hippies and burnouts that populate the Raft. She's the only authority the Raft respects. But when Maggie's phone rings one rainy, Northwest morning, it's no Rafter on the other end of the line, but the voice of her ex-girlfriend, Rachael. In a whirlwind, Maggie finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation, juggling her long-suppressed feelings for Rachael, while attempting to thwart the mainland police's hopes of using the girl's murder as an excuse to expand their authority over the Raft. When a conservative Senator, with plans to pass a Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage, is implicated in the young girl's death, the situation escalates rapidly towards an all-out shooting war. Maggie must hurry to find the girl's killer, defuse the standoff with the authorities and make peace with how an old love affair ended, all before the Raft destroys itself a hopeless bid for independence.