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The Reckless Oath We Made

Author : Bryn Greenwood
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-08-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525541851

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A new provocative love story from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. “The story of Zee and Gentry is the reason we read.” —Brunonia Barry Their journey will break them—or save them. A moving and complicated love story for our time, The Reckless Oath We Made redefines what it means to be heroic. Zee has never admitted to needing anybody. But she needs Gentry. Her tough exterior shelters a heart that’s loyal to the point of self-destruction, while autistic Gentry wears his heart on his sleeve, including his desire to protect Zee at all costs. When an abduction tears Zee’s family apart, she turns to Gentry—and sets in motion a journey and a love that will change their lives forever. “[A] mind-blowing book that has left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of my brain and my shattered heart . . . Prepare to have your mind and heart expanded to their limits.” —The Oklahoman

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Author : Bryn Greenwood
Publisher : Booktopia Editions
Release : 2019-11-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781925995435

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As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself. About the Author Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Reckless Oath We Made, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Industry Reviews New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller

Angel of Greenwood

Author : Randi Pink
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Release : 2021-01-12
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250768483

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Randi Pink's The Angel of Greenwood is a historical YA novel that takes place during the Greenwood Massacre of 1921, in an area of Tulsa, OK, known as the "Black Wall Street."... Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals. Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody. Her father is dying, and her family’s financial situation is in turmoil. Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict. Though they’ve attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a dorky, Bible toting church girl. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. Angel can’t turn down the money and Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon. But life changes on May 31, 1921 when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are.

Charlotte Greenwood

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2007-04-18
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786429950

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"Based on Greenwood's unpublished memoirs; this biography presents a personal, detailed look at her colorful life. The main focus of the work is her career, which spanned more than 50 years and ranged from vaudeville to the stage and, finally, to films"--Provided by publisher.

The Last Roman

Author : B. K. Greenwood
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-04
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1736794914

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Gaul, 37 AD Seasoned imperial officer Marcus Sempronius Gracchus leads the 9th Roman Legion into a bloody battle against a fierce barbarian rival. It's a battle he won't survive. When he awakens three days later, clawing his way from a hastily dug grave, Marcus realizes he cannot be killed-but that won't stop him from dying time and again over the next 2,000 years. Burdened with a debt he cannot pay, is he is cursed to walk this world without end? But other immortals plan to bring the world crashing to its knees. Can he prevent the inevitable and find redemption? The Last Roman lies somewhere between fantasy, historical drama, and a techno-thriller. Don't miss the debut novel from B.K. Greenwood, and part one of an exciting new trilogy that will have fans of Highlander and Jason Bourne on the edge of their seats.

If I Fall, If I Die

Author : Michael Christie
Publisher : Hogarth
Release : 2015-01-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780804140812

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A heartfelt and wondrous debut about family, fear, and skateboarding, that Karen Russell calls "A bruiser of a tale . . . a death-defying coming-of-age story." Will has never been outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics at the thought of opening the front door. Their world is rich and fun- loving—full of art, science experiments, and music—and all confined to their small house. But Will’s thirst for adventure can’t be contained. Clad in a protective helmet and unsure of how to talk to other kids, he finally ventures outside. At his new school he meets Jonah, an artsy loner who introduces Will to the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding. Together, they search for a missing local boy, help a bedraggled vagabond, and evade a dangerous bootlegger. The adventure is more than Will ever expected, pulling him far from the confines of his closed-off world and into the throes of early adulthood, and all the risks that everyday life offers. In buoyant, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written an emotionally resonant and keenly observed novel about mothers and sons, fears and uncertainties, and the lengths we’ll go for those we love.

Greenwood

Author : Stacey Thompson,Bethany Wade,The Museum and Railroad Historical Center
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2014-12-15
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781439648964

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Named by an early settlers wife as she gazed at the lush surroundings of her summer home, Greenwood was incorporated on December 21, 1857. Growing from a fledgling village into a town that at one time boasted the widest Main Street in the world, the city grew due to two industries: the railroad and textiles. Railroad companies such as Piedmont & Northern and Seaboard built their way through Greenwood, while textile tycoons such as James C. Self and John Pope Abney worked hard to increase productivity and job opportunities. Soon, education, businesses, and community services followed suit. Greenwood was booming, making the small town a place of educational advancement, great entrepreneurial spirit, and community-minded individuals.

In the Greenwood

Author : Mari Ness
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2013-12-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466858824

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Tor.com blogger, fantasy writer, and insatiable reader Mari Ness makes her Tor.com short fiction debut with a beautifully told tale of complicated and conflicted love, a translation and transformation of a very old story that is sure to be familiar to every fan of folklore and history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Chronicles of Greenwood

Author : Christopher Nokes
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2022-05-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781638672630

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Chronicles of Greenwood, Book Three: Greenwood By: Christopher Nokes Chronicles of Greenwood, Book Three: Greenwood, finds Harley and Company enjoying a new life in Greenwood Forest. Every member of Greenwood lives in their own treehouse created by the self-proclaimed brilliant designers, Madame du Mouse and Pan (architects and designers). We know now that Harley and Company may be stuffed animals, but they are very real, personal superheroes of children. As such they are not only alive, but also possess superpowers and human attributes like strength, bravery, genius, and can even fly. Zip-lines, sky-bridges, rope ladders, spiral staircases, rope and pulley elevators, and parasails, keep lines of communication open in Greenwood. All seems bright and beautiful, that is until the mysterious appearance of Dawdle, a Technicolor nightmare. Far more disconcerting is Peter`s growing isolation from the Company and his secretive behaviour. Why does Peter remain so secretive? What is it about Riversend that caused Cee Bear, the Company archivist and historian, to say that none who ventured there ever returned? CB also revealed that Riversend possessed horrors beyond comprehension. What horrors? Riverrun remains the fixed symbol and connection to an old life, old memories and old dreams, while Greenwood Forest is an expanding symbol of a new life, new memories and new dreams.

The Writings of John Greenwood and Henry Barrow, 1591-1593

Author : John Greenwood,Leland Henry Carlson
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2003
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780415319942

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Book The Writings of John Greenwood and Henry Barrow, 1591-1593 Description/Summary:

Volumes five and six contain some 25 pieces of manuscript material, or rare tracts, many of which have been available for the first time.

John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill

Author : Marty Rhodes Figley
Publisher : LernerClassroom
Release : 2010-08-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780761361343

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Book John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill Description/Summary:

Describes what happened during the Revolutionary War, as experienced by John Greenwood, an army fifer, and includes a script and instructions for staging a theatrical performance of this adventure.

Barkskins

Author : Annie Proulx
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-11-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781501164484

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“Magnificent.” (Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See) From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain” comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, marvelously dramatic novel about the destruction of the world’s forests. In the late seventeenth century, two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in Canada, then known as New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a seigneur, for three years in exchange for land, they become woodcutters—barkskins. Sel suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman, and their descendants live trapped between two hostile cultures. Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China and New Zealand under stunningly brutal conditions—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence and cultural annihilation. Again and again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face-to-face with possible ecological collapse. Proulx’s inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid—in their greed, lust, vengefulness or their compassion and hope—that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a superb marriage of history and imagination.

Proud to Be an American

Author : Lee Greenwood
Publisher : Clovercroft Pub
Release : 2015-05-25
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1940262968

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Book Proud to Be an American Description/Summary:

From the best-known patriotic song, GOD BLESS the USA, a kid's book is now available for the first time. With multiple artists performing this song over 30 years on various venues, a new generation of kids will now read the words, see the illustrations, and understand what it means to be an American. Written by Lee Greenwood and illustrated by Amanda Sekulow, the journey across America with a man and his grandson brings the song and story home. Lee will be promoting this book throughout the country with live performances on stage and in studio. Launch will be Memorial Day, 2015, with appearances at BEA and possibly ICRS. Lee has appeared on Hannity, Huckabee and other national shows and will carry this book to promote patriotism as a new generation of Americans emerge.

Thomas Greenwood

Author : R. J. Prichard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
Category : Librarians
ISBN : UOM:39015027445702

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Rodham

Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2021-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780399590931

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of American Wife and Eligible . . . He proposed. She said no. And it changed her life forever. “A deviously clever what if.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Immersive, escapist.”—Good Morning America “Ingenious.”—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • NPR • The Washington Post • Marie Claire • Cosmopolitan (UK) • Town & Country • New York Post In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise: Life magazine has covered her Wellesley commencement speech, she’s attending Yale Law School, and she’s on the forefront of student activism and the women’s rights movement. And then she meets Bill Clinton. A handsome, charismatic southerner and fellow law student, Bill is already planning his political career. In each other, the two find a profound intellectual, emotional, and physical connection that neither has previously experienced. In the real world, Hillary followed Bill back to Arkansas, and he proposed several times; although she said no more than once, as we all know, she eventually accepted and became Hillary Clinton. But in Curtis Sittenfeld’s powerfully imagined tour-de-force of fiction, Hillary takes a different road. Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail—one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that involves crossing paths again (and again) with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life. Brilliantly weaving a riveting fictional tale into actual historical events, Curtis Sittenfeld delivers an uncannily astute and witty story for our times. In exploring the loneliness, moral ambivalence, and iron determination that characterize the quest for political power, as well as both the exhilaration and painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world still run mostly by men, Rodham is a singular and unforgettable novel.

Playing Dead

Author : Elizabeth Greenwood
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-08-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476739342

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Book Playing Dead Description/Summary:

Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear--but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he's not dead--or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives--and their families--to start again. "Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you're hoping for." --NPR "A lively romp." --The Boston Globe "Grim fun." --The New York Times "Brilliant topic, absorbing book." --The Seattle Times "The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for." --The Paris Review