Riverwatcher

Author: Ronald Weber
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626362920
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Lottery winner and ex-journalist Donal Fitzgerald joins forces with his girlfriend, DNR conservation officer Mercy Virdon, to solve the mysterious death of a beloved angler, Charlie, who was murdered in his tent in a state campground and who was known by all—and who may have known too much. Set in the engaging small town of Ossning on the Borchard River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula—an angler’s dream, filled with eccentric, believable, sympathetic, and unforgettable characters—Riverwatcher is a classic whodunit. Fitzgerald and Mercy’s investigation to discover the deadly secret among the locals leads to dead ends until a surprisingly bookish theory surfaces. Weber expertly weaves this character-driven novel with a strong sense of place, creating a great yarn for anglers and mystery lovers and, as it turns out, a literally literary mystery.

Heartstone

Author: John Schreiber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911173X
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Heartstone. Legend said these unusual gems could cure any illness, but Thrylain the Great, the founder of Elinala, understood its real power and destroyed all heartstones. Or so he said. Seven hundred years passed and people forgot. When a crippled prince was born in Elinala, the king ordered the death of his son. Many died trying to protect the child, and in the ensuing chaos the boy disappeared, along with a pendant from the royal treasury. Everyone believed that the child was dead and the pendant destroyed. But they were wrong. Now grown to manhood, Derrick ́s only clue to his past is his gold pendant with its unusual gem, a long-forgotten heartstone. When Derrick tries to learn his true identity, the kingdom of Elinala is forever changed as hidden crimes are exposed, ancient evils set free, and the full power of heartstone is finally unleashed. Helpful Link: Schreiber has posted some of his published articles, essays, and poems along with book group discussion questions for some of his novels at Ironwood County Books

Collected Poems of Ted Hughes

Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571263062
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For the first time, the vast canon of the poetry of Ted Hughes - winner of the Whitbread and Forward Prizes and former Poet Laureate - together in a single e-book. The Collected Poems spans fifty years of work, from Hawk in the Rain to the best-selling Birthday Letters. It also includes the complete texts of such seminal publications as Crow and Tales from Ovid as well as those children's poems that Hughes felt crossed over into adult poetry. Most significantly it also includes small press publications and editions that, until now, remain uncollected and have never before been available to a general readership. 'A guardian spirit of the land and language.' Seamus Heaney

River

Author: Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571283861
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First published in 1983, River celebrates fluvial landscapes, their creatures and their regenerative powers. Inspired by Hughes's love of fishing and by his environmental activism, the poems are a deftly and passionately attentive chronicle of change over the course of the seasons. West Country rivers predominate ('The West Dart' and 'Torridge'), but other poems imagine or recall Japanese rivers or Celtic rivers, and 'The Gulkana' explores an ancient Alaskan watercourse. At its core the sequence rehearses, in various settings, from winter to winter, the life-cycle of the salmon. All this, too, is stitched into the torn richness, The epic poise That holds him so steady in his wounds, so loyal to his doom, so patient In the machinery of heaven. from 'October Salmon'

Beth s Song

Author: William Blake Gabriel
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458211657
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On Destrire, a far-flung planet at the edge of the Humanity’s galactic empire, a sleepy little colony is slowly being forgotten by its imperial guardians. Life on the colony continues, as the human colonials and their new alien neighbors find ways to build a peaceful home for all. But trouble brews on the other side of the continent, thanks to a secret, centuries-old program to form a covert prison on Destrire. There, unknown by the colonists, the empire has an established a dumping ground for political prisoners. Stripped of the basic necessities, the prisoners have evolved into a barbaric frontier civilization, eager for ways to improve their quality of life—at any cost. And now that the prisoners know the location of the thriving colony, plans are made to make its resources their own. The prisoners begin a brutal series of raids on the colony, and life will never be the same. Caught in the conflict are one church-going human family and their alien friend. In a desperate attempt to reunite with her family, one woman must turn to her alien friend for support. Equally torn by the recent exposure to the horrors that humanity willingly unleashes upon its own, the aliens must now make a choice. Will this intergalactic culture clash strain existing relationships and loyalties to the breaking point? Will the brutality of the prisoners’ attacks finally crush the faith and culture of the sparsely populated colony? And in the end, can the family survive—even in victory?