The Weight Of Water

The Weight Of Water Author Anita Shreve
ISBN-10 9780349140841
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 256
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On Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, more than a century ago, two Norwegian immigrant women were brutally murdered. A third woman survived by hiding in a cave until dawn. In 1995, Jean, a photographer, is sent on an assignment to shoot a photo essay about the legendary crime. Taking her extended family with her, Jean stays in a sailboat anchored off the coast, and finds herself gradually becoming more and more engrossed in the bay's mysterious and gruesome past. Wandering into a library one day, she unearths letters written by Maren, the sole survivor of the murder spree. Jean's fear of losing all that she cares about is reflected in Maren's poignant tale of love and loss, and her obsession with the ancient story drives her to wild impulsive action -- with unrecoverable consequences.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water Author Sarah Crossan
ISBN-10 9781408824641
Release 2011-12-25
Pages 240
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Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water Author Penelope Evans
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080900700
Release 2009
Pages 318
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After a traumatic experience in London, Sara Ravenscroft's husband Tom decides it's time for them to move to the country, away from the stress of the city. They find their dream house and all seems well, but it is here that the haunting dream which has plagued Sara since childhood starts to creep into the everyday. The small child in a little white dress and red shoes starts to appear along the river bank at the edge of their idyllic home - is this just a vision or is there something else to connect them? For Sara, the village is cold and unwelcoming and she receives a frosty reception from a community weary of outsiders. Along with the imposing Victorian asylum, the old church with its crowded graveyard only emphasises the insecurity she feels. When a movement draws her towards a headstone covered in moss, Sara is compelled to look further. The warmth of the stone is not the only shocking revelation - Events start to unfold, drawing Sara into a tumbling downward spiral. Does the past hold the key to her dream or is it the present she needs to be wary of? The unnerving movement always caught too late - is this a trick of the mind or an important piece in the puzzle that is Sara's life?

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water Author Sarah Crossan
ISBN-10 9783125781962
Release 2015-09-07
Pages 232
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Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother leave Poland and head for England to find her father. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school Kasienka finds it impossible to make new friends. Kasienka is kept afloat by William, a boy she meets at the local pool who swims with Kasienka towards her new life.

The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water Author Anita Shreve
ISBN-10 9780316073516
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 256
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Journeying to Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, to shoot a photo essay about a century-old double murder, a photographer becomes absorbed by the crime and increasingly obsessed with jealousy over the idea that her husband is having an affair.

Apple and Rain

Apple and Rain Author Sarah Crossan
ISBN-10 9781408829455
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 240
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When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels whole again. She will have an answer to her burning question ? why did you go? And she will have someone who understands what it means to be a teenager ? unlike Nana. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bitter sweet, and Apple wonders who is really looking after whom. It's only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is, that she begins to see things as they really are. Like a brilliant hybrid of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Crossan entices you into her world, then tells a moving, perceptive and beautifully crafted, Carnegie Shortlisted story which has the power to make you laugh and cry. Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2015.

The Weight of Blood

The Weight of Blood Author Laura McHugh
ISBN-10 9781448184347
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 320
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'It is a long time since I have read a debut as impressive as Laura McHugh's The Weight of Blood. It is a chilling portrait of a small town in the Ozarks where violent men are protected and young women vanish.' Joan Smith, The Sunday Times People still whisper about Lucy Dane’s mother who vanished years ago from the town of Henbane, deep in the Ozark mountains. When one of Lucy’s friends is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost women: by the mother she never knew, and the friend she couldn’t protect. But her search for answers, in a place where secrets are easily concealed, leads her to a chilling discovery. And with this revelation, she must grapple with the meaning of family, the secrets we keep, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

The Weight of Him

The Weight of Him Author Ethel Rohan
ISBN-10 9781250092137
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 320
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"Deeply moving and memorable." —Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and Hunger "First-time novelist Rohan shows impressive acuity in portraying the many facets of Billy's and his family's grief." --Booklist At four hundred pounds, Billy Brennan can always count on food. From his earliest memories, he has loved food’s colors, textures and tastes. The way flavors go off in his mouth. How food keeps his mind still and his bad feelings quiet. Food has always made everything better, until the day Billy’s beloved son Michael takes his own life. Billy determines to make a difference in Michael’s memory and undertakes a public weight-loss campaign, to raise money for suicide prevention—his first step in an ambitious plan to save himself, and to save others. However, Billy’s dramatic crusade appalls his family, who want to simply try to go on. Despite his crushing detractors, Billy gains welcome allies: his community-at-large; a co-worker who lost his father to suicide; a filmmaker with his own dubious agenda; and a secret, miniature kingdom that Billy populates with the sub-quality dolls and soldiers he rescues from disposal at the local toy factory where he works. But it is only if Billy can confront the truth of his pain, suffering, and the brokenness around him, that he and others will be able to realize the full rescue and change they need. Set in rural, contemporary Ireland, Ethel Rohan's The Weight of Him is an unforgettable, big-hearted novel about loss and reliance that moves from tragedy to recrimination to what can be achieved when we take the stand of our lives.

The Weight of Night

The Weight of Night Author Christine Carbo
ISBN-10 9781501156243
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 416
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On most days, the wilderness gave me peace. But not tonight. In a land sculpted by glaciers, the forest is on fire. Thick smoke chokes the mountain air and casts an apocalyptic glow over the imposing peaks and vistas of Montana’s Glacier National Park. When firefighters are called in to dig firebreaks near the small town bordering the park, a crew member is shocked to unearth a shallow grave containing human remains. Park Police Officer Monty Harris is summoned to the site to conduct an excavation. But with an incendiary monster threatening to consume the town, Monty seeks help from Gretchen Larson, the county’s lead crime scene investigator. While the two work frantically to determine the true identity of the victim, a teenager suddenly disappears from one of the campgrounds in Glacier. Could the cases somehow be connected? As chances for recovery of the missing boy grow slimmer and the FBI finds only dead ends, Gretchen and Monty desperately race to fit all the pieces together while battling time, the elements, and their own unresolved inner conflicts. The Weight of Night is the latest novel in an award-winning series which “paints a moving picture of complex, flawed people fighting to make their way in a wilderness where little is black or white” (Publishers Weekly). It is a gripping tribute to the power of redemption set against one of America’s most majestic and unforgiving landscapes.

Mystery on the Isles of Shoals

Mystery on the Isles of Shoals Author J. Dennis Robinson
ISBN-10 9781632200570
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 448
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The definitive account of the notorious nineteenth-century New England hatchet murders and their aftermath. “Lizzie Borden's got nothing on Louis Wagner.” says bestselling author Andrew Vietze, coauthor of Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theories. Louis Wagner, a handsome, down-on-his-luck Prussian fisherman, was captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and publicly hanged in a ghastly gallows spectacle. But he never confessed and, while in prison, gained a circle of admirers whose blind faith in his innocence still casts a shadow of doubt. In this definitive "whydunnit" of the Smuttynose Island ax murders, historian J. Dennis Robinson delves into the backstory of the rocky Isles of Shoals, as an isolated centuries-old fishing village was being destroyed by a modern luxury hotel. He explores the neighboring island of Appledore, where Victorian poet Celia Thaxter entertained the elite artists and writers of Boston. It was Thaxter's powerful essay about the murders in the Atlantic Monthly that brought the shocking case to the attention of the American public. Most importantly, Robinson goes beyond the headlines of the burgeoning yellow press to explore deeper lessons about American crime, justice, economics, and hero worship. Delving into the true story that inspired Anita Shreve’s novel The Weight of Water, Mystery on the Isles of Shoals is a fascinating journey into another time that sheds new light not only on the case itself, but on contemporary questions of human nature and evil. “Much like Truman Capote, Vincent Bugliosi and Joe McGinniss, he elevates the true crime genre to the realm of literature." —John Clayton, author of You Know You're in New Hampshire When...

The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink Author Rachel Kadish
ISBN-10 9780544866676
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 576
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An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A. S. Byatt’s Possession and Geraldine Brooks’s People of the Book Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.” Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.

The Last Time They Met

The Last Time They Met Author Anita Shreve
ISBN-10 9780349140902
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 368
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When Linda Fallon and Thomas Janes meet at a writers' festival in Toronto, it is the first time they have seen each other for twenty-six years. Theirs is a story bound by the irresistible pull of true passion -- a love which begins in Massachusetts in the early 1960s, is rekindled in Kenya in the mid 1970s and which is about to play out its astonishing final episode . . . Written with reverse chronology, Anita Shreve's new novel is a haunting story of mesmerising beauty, with a strong narrative pull that inescapably draws the reader in, and leaves its most stunning revelation until the very last pages. Brilliantly ambitious and powerfully written, THE LAST TIME THEY MET is a tale not so much of life, but of a life not lived.

The Queen of Water

The Queen of Water Author Laura Resau
ISBN-10 9780375896804
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 304
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An ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book Born in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her village of indígenas, it is not uncommon to work in the fields all day, even as a child, or to be called a longa tonta—stupid Indian—by members of the ruling class of mestizos, or Spanish descendants. When seven-year-old Virginia is taken from her village to be a servant to a mestizo couple, she has no idea what the future holds. In this poignant novel based on a true story, acclaimed author Laura Resau has collaborated with María Virginia Farinango to recount one girl's unforgettable journey to self-discovery. Virginia's story will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world. It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope. From the Hardcover edition.

The Weight of Feathers

The Weight of Feathers Author Anna-Marie McLemore
ISBN-10 9781466873230
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 320
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For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows-the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees. Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, Anna-Marie McLemore's The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice.

The Weight of Water Reading Group Companion

The Weight of Water Reading Group Companion Author Anita Shreve
ISBN-10 0316780693
Release 1998-01-01
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Enthusiastically embraced by critics, readers, and booksellers across the country, this powerful novel of obsession and betrayal became a word-of-mouth hardcover bestseller. Now The Weight of Water is poised to reach an even larger readership in trade paperback. "I wonder this: If you take a woman and push her to the edge, how will she behave?" So muses Jean, a photographer, who in 1995 arrives on Smuttynose Island, off the coast of New Hampshire, to research a legendary crime that took place more than a century earlier. As she immerses herself in the details of the case -- a fit of passion that resulted in the deaths of two women -- Jean herself becomes caught in the grip of an uncontrollable emotion. The suspicion that her husband is having an affair burgeons into jealousy and distrust, ultimately clouding Jean's senses and propelling her to the verge of actions she had not known herself capable of -- actions with horrific, irreversible consequences.

The Big Thirst

The Big Thirst Author Charles Fishman
ISBN-10 9781439102084
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 388
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Explores every facet of water and examines the issues surrounding water scarcity and what can be done to ensure that humans have plenty of clean water in the future. By the best-selling author of The Wal-Mart Effect. Reprint.

Infused Water

Infused Water Author Britt Brandon
ISBN-10 9781440594700
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 128
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"Provides recipes for adding flavors and nutrients to water for healthier alternatives to sugary drinks"--