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Author : Sara Donati
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bantam
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In her extraordinary novels Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, award-winning writer Sara Donati deftly captured the vast, untamed wilderness of late-eighteenth-century New York and the trials and triumphs of the Bonner family. Now Donati takes on a new and often overlooked chapter in our nation’s past--and in the life of the spirited Bonners--as their oldest daughter, the brave and beautiful Hannah, comes of age with a challenge that will change her forever. Masterfully told, this passionate story is a moving tribute to a resilient, adventurous family and a people poised at the brink of a new century. It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah’s half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth’s school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides--one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk--and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing. After a long night spent attending to a birth, Elizabeth and Hannah encounter an escaped slave hiding on the mountain. She calls herself Selah Voyager, and she is looking for Curiosity Freeman--a former slave herself, one of the village’s wisest women and Elizabeth’s closest friend. The Bonners take Selah, desperately ill, to Lake in the Clouds to care for her, and with that simple act they are drawn into the secret life that Curiosity and Galileo Freeman and their grown children have been leading for almost ten years. The Bonners will do what they must to protect the Freemans, just as Hannah will protect her patient, who presents more than one kind of challenge. For a bounty hunter is afoot--Hannah’s childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. While Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey through the endless forests to bring Selah to safety in the north, Hannah embarks on a very different journey to New-York City, with two goals: to learn the secrets of vaccination against smallpox, a disease that threatens Paradise, and to find out what she can about Liam’s immediate past and what caused him to change so drastically from the boy she once loved. The obstacles she faces as a woman and a Mohawk make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world. Those questions follow her back to Paradise, where she finds that the medical miracle she brings with her will not cure prejudice or superstition, nor can it solve the problem of slavery. No sooner have the Bonners begun to rebound from their losses--old and new--than they find themselves confronted by more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love for one another. Hannah faces the decision she has always dreaded: will she make a life for herself in a white world, or among her mother’s people?

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Author : Sara Donati
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
Publisher : Random House Australia
ISBN_10 : 9780857989758
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The epic tale of love and adventure, which captured the hearts of readers all over the world in Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, continues . . . In spring 1802 the village of Paradise is still reeling from a typhoid epidemic when the spirited Elizabeth and her beloved frontiersman Nathaniel Bonner are forced to embark on a perilous new adventure. Nathaniel's beautiful half-Indian daughter Hannah has become a gifted healer but her decision to give refuge to a dangerously ill runaway slave puts both her family and her heart in jeopardy, as the bounty hunter tracking the outlaw is Hannah's first love, Liam Kirby. Hannah's action sets off a chain of events that sees Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey across the wilderness, and Hannah embark on a quest to New York to learn the secrets of smallpox and to discover what made Liam change so drastically from the boy she once loved. Along the way Elizabeth and Nathaniel must confront more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love. And the obstacles Hannah faces make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world - and where she truly belongs. 'For readers who love lush historical epics or thrilling backwoods adventure' Booklist

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Author : Sara Donati
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House Australia
ISBN_10 : 9781742747910
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The epic tale of love and adventure, which captured the hearts of readers all over the world in Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, continues . . . In spring 1802 the village of Paradise is still reeling from a typhoid epidemic when the spirited Elizabeth and her beloved frontiersman Nathaniel Bonner are forced to embark on a perilous new adventure. Nathaniel's beautiful half-Indian daughter Hannah has become a gifted healer but her decision to give refuge to a dangerously ill runaway slave puts both her family and her heart in jeopardy, as the bounty hunter tracking the outlaw is Hannah's first love, Liam Kirby. Hannah's action sets off a chain of events that sees Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey across the wilderness, and Hannah embark on a quest to New York to learn the secrets of smallpox and to discover what made Liam change so drastically from the boy she once loved. Along the way Elizabeth and Nathaniel must confront more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love. And the obstacles Hannah faces make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world – and where she truly belongs. ‘For readers who love lush historical epics or thrilling backwoods adventure’ Booklist

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Author : Kavitha Yaga Buggana
Genre : Travel
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN_10 : 9789353024796
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Will we make it? That's the question Kavitha and her cousin, Pallu, ask themselves as they trek through Himalayan pine forests and unforgiving mountains in Nepal and Tibet. Their goal: to reach Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. The two women walk to ancient monasteries, meditate on freezing slopes, dance on the foothills of Kailash, and confront death in the thin mountain air. In Kailash and Manasarovar, the holiest of Hindu and Buddhist sites, they struggle to reconcile their rationalist views with faith and the beloved myths of their upbringing. Remarkably, it is this journey that helps them discover the meaning of friendship. Walking in Clouds is a beautifully crafted memoir of a journey to far-away places and to the places within. It mixes lyrical, descriptive storytelling with stunning photographs to bring to life a unique travelogue.

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Author : Sara Donati
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bantam
ISBN_10 : 9780440338079
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Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place . . . and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America. Praise for Into the Wilderness “My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the company of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel.”—Diana Gabaldon “Each time you open a book you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda Quick “A beautiful tale of both romance and survival…Here is the beauty as well as the savagery of the wilderness and, at the core of it all, the compelling story of the love of a man and a woman, both for the untamed land and for one another.”—Allan W. Eckert “Lushly written . . . Exemplary historical fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Epic in scope, emotionally intense.”—BookPage

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Author : Sara Donati
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9780698140677
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The international bestselling author of Into the Wilderness makes her highly anticipated return with a remarkable epic about two female doctors in nineteenth-century New York and the transcendent power of courage and love… The year is 1883, and in New York City, it’s a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and New York in the grips of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s most vulnerable, even if doing so may put everything they’ve strived for in jeopardy. Anna's work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life. For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor—and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him. With its vivid depictions of old New York and its enormously appealing characters, The Gilded Hour is a captivating, emotionally gripping novel that proves Sara Donati is an author at the height of her powers. A Seattle Times Best Book of 2015! From the Hardcover edition.

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In spring 1802 the village of Paradise is still reeling from a typhoid epidemic when the spirited Elizabeth and her beloved frontiersman Nathaniel Bonner, known by the Mohawk as Between-Two -Lives, are forced to embark on a perilous new adventure. Nathaniel's beautiful half-Indian daughter Hannah has become a gifted healer but her decision to give refuge to a dangerously ill runaway slave puts both her family and her heart in jeopardy, as the bounty hunter tracking the outlaw is Hannah's childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. Hannah's action sets off a chain of events that sees Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey across the wilderness, and Hannah embark on a quest to New York to learn the secrets of smallpox and to discover what made Liam change so drastically from the boy she loved.

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Author : Edward Willett
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Shadowpaw Press
ISBN_10 : 9781989398111
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What on earth could make Ariane stop fighting Rex Major? Ariane is on the run from Rex (Merlin), but using her powers to avoid his agents means she can’t locate the third Shard of Excalibur at the same time. Without Wally Knight to help – he’s still under Rex’s influence – what is she going to do? Then Ariane finds out that Merlin’s henchmen are closing in on the one person she cares for the most – Aunt Phyllis. To make matters worse, she finally gets a signal from shard number three. From the opposite side of the world – New Zealand! Praise for Lake in the Clouds: “The strengths of Willett’s series really shine...the plot moves with enthralling velocity as Willett heightens the tension for Ariane and Wally. Not only does the race for the shards of Excalibur build momentum, but the challenges Ariane and Wally encounter from family, friends and enemies consistently deepen their characters and force them to grow in significant ways...At the heart...is the evolving relationship between Ariane and Wally. In a world of absent parents…they must rely upon themselves and upon each other. They must learn to trust each other, for they are being changed by their contact with and use of old magic steeped in old conflicts, desires and mysteries...How Ariane and Wally deal with such changes, and with the increasing responsibilities of their quest, makes them truly admirable characters. Willett’s The Shards of Excalibur series…gives fresh life to the Arthurian legends, and there is, indeed, much to look forward to in the next two installments.” – Matthew Johnstone, Canadian Children’s Book News “Well written, and fast-moving, with touches of humour, Lake in the Clouds will appeal to young readers who enjoy adventure as well as adults who might like a modern visit to the timeless story of King Arthur and his knights. Recommended.” – Ronald Hore, CM Magazine “The overlay of the Arthurian legend on a modern Canadian context works surprisingly well. Merlin’s magical powers are invested in Rex Major’s spyware embedded in the internet. Wally’s loyalty and courage accurately reflect both Arthur’s strength and his fatal flaw. Ariane’s coolly calculated actions echo the dispassionate deeds of the Lady of the Lake . . . Readers who are invested in the series will eagerly anticipate the final two books.” – Patricia Jeremy, Resource Links Magazine “By continuing to develop his characters so that they never remain good or evil or secondary, Edward Willett has ensured that the plot doesn’t stagnate…With Ariane and Wally both being affected by the shards and learning of new abilities, as well as other characters being drawn into the story in different ways, Lake in the Clouds becomes a fuller story. The plot itself continues to evolve and the adventure is grand…The journeys are part of the quest but hold on because your travelling companions are switching places and your next seat mates may be a surprise in Cave Beneath the Sea…” – CanLit for Little Canadians

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Author : Sara Donati
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bantam
ISBN_10 : 0307756548
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Sara Donati's debut novel, Into the Wilderness, was hailed as "epic in scope, emotionally intense...an enrapturing, grand adventure" (BookPage) and "a captivating saga...definitely the romance of the year when it comes to transcending genre boundaries" (Booklist). Author Diana Gabaldon called it "one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place." Now, in her second novel, this award-winning master storyteller once again blends fact and fiction, and re-creates her beloved characters from Into the Wilderness in an eloquent, enthralling tale of romance and adventure. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794 when Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins. But soon the events in Canada draw Nathaniel far away from his new family. Word has reached them that Nathaniel's father has been arrested by crown officials in British Canada. Nathaniel reluctantly leaves Hidden Wolf Mountain to set out for the distant city, determined to see his father freed. Instead Nathaniel is imprisoned and finds himself in imminent danger of being hanged as an American spy. In a desperate bid to save her husband, Elizabeth bundles her infants and sets out on the long trek to Montreal. Accompanied by her stepdaughter, Hannah, their wise friend Curiosity Freeman, and Runs-from-Bears, a Mohawk warrior and lifelong friend of Nathaniel's, Elizabeth journeys through the snowy wilderness and across treacherous waterways. But she soon discovers that freeing Nathaniel will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness. It is a struggle that threatens her with the loss of what she loves most: her children. Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on yet another perilous voyage...this time all the way across the ocean to the heart of Scotland, where a wealthy earl claims kinship with Nathaniel's father, Hawkeye. In his heart, the Mahican tribe of Hawkeye's youth is the truest kin he will ever know, just as Nathaniel will always remain loyal to the Mohawk nation. But with this journey a whole new world opens up to Nathaniel and Elizabeth--and a destiny they could never have imagined awaits them.... A sweeping epic of romance and adventure, Dawn on a Distant Shore establishes Sara Donati as one of today's most gifted storytellers. With well-drawn characters and an evocative love story that is intricately woven into the rich history of our nation's past, this extraordinary novel will enthrall readers like few others--and sweep them away to a whole other time and place. A sweeping epic of romance and adventure, Dawn on a Distant Shore establishes Sara Donati as one of today's most gifted storytellers. With well-drawn characters and an evocative love story that is intricately woven into the history of our nation's past, this extraordinary novel will enthrall readers like few others--and sweep them away to a whole other time and place. --> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author : Damian Fowler
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 9781250026231
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"Mommy burned up." On a cloudy day in August 2003, Grace and Lily Pearson, 4 and 3, were flying in their uncle's plane along with their mother on their way to their grandpa's birthday party near Lake Superior, when Lily noticed the trees out the window were growing close; so close she could almost touch them. Before the trees tore into the cabin, Grace had the strange sensation of falling through clouds. A story of tragedy, survival, and justice, Damian Fowler's Falling Through Clouds is about a young father's fight for his family in the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife, badly injured his two daughters, and thrust him into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company. Blindsided when he was sued in federal court by this insurance company, Toby Pearson made it his mission to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally, while nursing his daughters to recovery and recreating his own life. Falling Through Clouds charts the dramatic journey of a man who turned a personal tragedy into an important victory for himself, his girls, and many other Americans.

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