Riverwatcher

Author: Ronald Weber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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

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'

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

Heartstone Under the Shadow

Author: John Schreiber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465344039
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Ten years after the events recounted in Heartstone, enemies threaten Elinala ́s peace by threatening its chief architect--Derrick of Loneoak Island. Not only does this conspiracy have roots in the mysterious Shadow Empire, but the conspiracy also has a far more terrifying goal--to force Derrick into reawakening heartstone. The method used by this conspiracy? Destroy everything Derrick loves. Once again, ancient evils threaten to destroy Elinala, but this time the greatest evil may be caused by Derrick himself. Exactly what the Shadow Empire wants.