Hummingbird Lake

Author: Emily March
Publisher: Eternity Springs
ISBN: 0345518365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After her life-changing experiences in war-torn Africa, pediatric surgeon Sage Anderson, giving up medicine, finally finds a place to call home in Eternity Springs where she enjoys her newfound success as a gifted artist until her past comes back to haunt her. Original.

To Kill a Hummingbird

Author: J.R. Ripley
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
ISBN: 1516103106
Format: PDF, ePub
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For Amy Simms, owner of Birds & Bees, nothing is more important than impressing her old professor, but this odd bird is about to fall to earth . . . When her favorite ornithology professor comes calling, Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms hangs six hummingbird feeders around the shop to welcome Professor Livingston with a flock of his favorite flying creatures. But Amy soon finds that the sugar water in the feeders brings more than a swarm of hummingbirds. It also attracts murder. Professor Livingston is just as friendly as Amy remembers, but something seems to be troubling him. When Amy pays him a visit that night, she finds the professor slumped over a table with a pair of scissors buried in his neck. And standing over his body is Rose Smith, the local bookseller, who claims she killed him. But while the police believe they have a bird in hand, Amy thinks the real killer may still be in the bush . . . Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Beignets, Brides and Bodies “A clever, amusing cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “Ripley’s entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans of Sandra Balzo and Jessica Beck.” — Library Journal


Author: Tristan Hughes
ISBN: 9780995994607
Format: PDF
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"What you could change and alter could never be finished or complete or dead. This is what I had been told back then, and what I had tried very hard to believe in since." Beside a lake in the northern Ontario wilderness, fifteen-year-old Zachary Tayler lives a lonely life with his father, his only neighbours a leech trapper, an eccentric millionaire and an expert in snow. All Zack has for company is the harsh and moody landscape, which holds both beauty and terror in its depths and whispers with the promise of dark, secret spaces and undiscovered worlds. Summer and life change with the arrival of the mysterious Eva Spiller, who is determined to find the spot where her parents disappeared in a floatplane after flying off from the lake. While trying to navigate between summer and winter, the living and the dead, the past and the present, Zack and Eva grow closer. The people of Sitting Down Lake will have to rely on each other to come to terms with the past and realize that death is never final: something always remains. In his fifth novel, award-winning author Tristan Hughes has created a vivid and poetic coming-of-age story about loss, absence and redemption. Review Quotes and Endorsements "Superbly accomplished ... Hughes' prose is startling and luminous." --Financial Times "Eye Lake is a sturdy and ... compelling novel, ripe with luminous prose and well-sustained metaphor, a fine investigation of isolation, work, family, the Canadian pioneer spirit and the doomed communities that linger in opportunity's wake." --National Post "Hughes has done an exquisite job plotting Eye Lake, but this is only a small part of the novel's pleasures ... [A] deeply satisfying read." -- Quill and Quire "Rarely has there been a more endearing storyteller ... [Hughes's] story of a small town growing and declining on the whims of a few outsize personalities also is the story of families, boom to bust." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune "Folded within the seemingly simple narratives of Hughes' novel, is a lovely rumination on what it means for the world to end, however small that world may be." --This Magazine

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150116631X
Format: PDF
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A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley’s happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968889
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.

Nature s Flying Jewels

Author: Bill Merritt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781441414236
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We have been handcrafting and marketing functional garden art for many years. Our speciality is hummingbird feeders made of copper and repurposed glass. Over the years we learned that patrons of the arts and crafts, birding, and gardening shows where we exhibit have a lot of questions about these wondrous little birds. A few years ago, Bill began working on a written compilation of answers to the questions he had been asked. This project grew and developed and this book is the result of hours upon hours of research by both Bill and Terrie.


Author: Jude Angelini
ISBN: 9781945572593
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Honorable Mention for theForeword INDIES Award for Best Autobiography and Memoir Dark, deviant, and deliriously funny, Jude Angelini writes in the colloquial vein of Charles Bukowski, using his unique, natural voice to tell stories from his life. He writes about his sexual encounters--both strange and intimate--alongside stories from his childhood and his tell-all experiences with "science drugs." Throughout it all, Jude is critical of himself and his actions, proving himself to be vulnerable, lonely, and extremely relatable. A stellar follow-up toHyena.