Sky of Stone

Sky of Stone
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780440240921
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Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author continues the story of his life with an account of the summer of 1961, which marked the end of his first year of college and the beginning of his dreams to leave his hometown of Coalwood behind.

Stone Sky Gold Mountain

Stone Sky Gold Mountain
Author: Mirandi Riwoe
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780702263903
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Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue gets a job as a carrier on an overland expedition, while Ying finds work in a local store and strikes up a friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with her own troubled past. When a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders. Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.

Of Stone and Sky

Of Stone and Sky
Author: Merryn Glover
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1846975654
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Release: 2021-04
Editor: Polygon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother Sorley is also haunted by his absence and driven to reveal the forces that led to Colvin's disappearance. Is their brother alive or dead?Set on a farming estate in the upper reaches of the River Spey, Of Stone and Sky follows several generations of a shepherding family in a paean to the bonds between people, their land and way of life. It is a profound mystery, a passionate poem, a political manifesto, shot through with wisdom and humour.

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0008166080
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Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the moment 'Sonny' Hickam watches a satellite pass overhead, he and his friends are determined that they will build a rocket. This is the true story of the boys' adventures from the moment their first rocket destroys a fence.

Stone and Sky

Stone and Sky
Author: Graham Edwards
Pages: 357
ISBN: 0006510701
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Release: 1998-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sky of Stone

Sky of Stone
Author: Homer H. Hickam
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0613518934
Available:
Release: 2002-10-29
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author continues the story of his life with an account of the summer of 1961, which marked the end of his first year of college and the beginning of his dreams to leave his hometown of Coalwood behind.

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780316229258
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row. The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

A House Called Askival

A House Called Askival
Author: Merryn Glover
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781908754608
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Release: 2014-06-16
Editor: Cargo Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An elegant, moving and heartfelt love letter to the sights, sounds and tastes of northern India told through the enthralling story of the troubled relationship between a father and daughter stretching from Partition to the present day. James Connor is a man who, burdened with guilt following a tragic event in his youth, has dedicated his life to serving India. Ruth Connor is his estranged daughter who, as a teenager, always knew she came second to her parents' missionary vocation and rebelled, with equally tragic consequences. After 24 years away, Ruth finally returns to Askival, the family home in Mussoorie, a remote hill station in the Northern State of Uttarakhand, to tend to her dying father. There she must face the past and confront her own burden of guilt if she is to cross the chasm that has grown between them. In this extraordinary and assured debut, Merryn Glover draws on her own upbringing as a child of missionary parents in Uttarakhand to create this sensitive, complex, moving and epic journey through the sights, sounds and often violent history of India from Partition to the present day. 'An original and engaging story. Glover understands houses are never just houses. Askival will break your heart.' Cynthia Rogerson, author of I Love You, Goodbye and If I Touched the Earth

Stone in the Sky

Stone in the Sky
Author: Cecil Castellucci
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781626721517
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Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brother Blue. His name, even the color, filled me with a furious fire of pure hatred. Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it's discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago—the man she has dreamed of destroying ever since. In this sequel to Tin Star, Cecil Castellucci takes readers on an extraordinary adventure through space in a thrilling and thoughtful exploration of what it means to love, to hate, and to be human.

Gem and Stone

Gem and Stone
Author: Jenifer Altman
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781452119090
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Release: 2012-08-24
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman's photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones' chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.

Sky Blue Stone

Sky Blue Stone
Author: Arash Khazeni
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780520279070
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Release: 2014-05-10
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book traces the journeys of a stone across the world. From its remote point of origin in the city of Nishapur in eastern Iran, turquoise was traded through India, Central Asia, and the Near East, becoming an object of imperial exchange between the Safavid, Mughal, and Ottoman empires. Along this trail unfolds the story of turquoise--a phosphate of aluminum and copper formed in rocks below the surface of the earth--and its discovery and export as a global commodity. In the material culture and imperial regalia of early modern Islamic tributary empires moving from the steppe to the sown, turquoise was a sacred stone and a potent symbol of power projected in vivid color displays. From the empires of Islamic Eurasia, the turquoise trade reached Europe, where the stone was collected as an exotic object from the East. The Eurasian trade lasted into the nineteenth century, when the oldest mines in Iran collapsed and lost Aztec mines in the Americas reopened, unearthing more accessible sources of the stone to rival the Persian blue. Sky Blue Stone recounts the origins, trade, and circulation of a natural object in the context of the history of Islamic Eurasia and global encounters between empire and nature.

The Skystone

The Skystone
Author: Jack Whyte
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780143197645
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend—Camelot Publius Varrus is a veteran Roman officer and a maker of swords. In the early fifth century, amid the violent struggles between the people of Britain and the invading Saxons, Picts and Scots, he and his former general, Caius Britannicus, forge the government and military system that will become known as the Round Table, and initiate a chain of events that will lead to the coronation of the High King we know today as Arthur. Rich in historical detail, brimming with drama, intrigue and passion, The Skystone gives new resonance to an enduring and powerful legend.

Pebble in the Sky

Pebble in the Sky
Author: Isaac Asimov
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593160084
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third and final book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov After years of bitter struggle, Trantor had at last completed its work—its Galactic Empire ruled all 200 million planets of the Galaxy . . . all but one. On a backward planet called Earth were those who nurtured bitter dreams of a mythical, half-remembered past when the planet was humanity’s only home. The other worlds despised it or merely patronized it—until a man from the past miraculously stepped through a time fault that spanned a millennium, living proof of Earth’s most preposterous claims. Joseph Schwartz was a happily retired Chicago tailor circa 1949. Trapped in an incredible future he could barely comprehend, the unlikely time traveler would soon become a pawn in a desperate conspiracy to bring down the Empire in a twist of agony and death—a mad plan to restore Earth’s tarnished glory by ending human life on every other world.

Shield Of The Sky

Shield Of The Sky
Author: Susan Krinard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781552547977
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: LUNA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever since witnessing a sacred ritual, Rhenna of the Free People has been isolated. Not outcast, yet not part of her tribe, she walks alone, guarding the land's borders. And growing more troubled by the changes in the wind. Anger and war are rising. The mountain-dwelling shapeshifters--partners to the Free People--are disappearing, and word has come of an evil new god:The Stone God, whose followers are known by the red stones they hold and the chaos that accompanies them. So when Rhenna hears that a shapeshifter has been captured by the Stone God's servants, she must rescue him. Now Rhenna is embroiled in a dangerous game as the forces of evil and nature fight to control humanity's future.Together with a growing band--the enigmatic shaman Tahvo, the panther shapechanger Cian and the rebel Quintus of conquered Tiberia--she must travel the world, seeking to prevent its destruction. Whatever danger lies ahead, the downfall of the Stone God has begun....

Sky Stone

Sky Stone
Author: Scarlett Van Dijk
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1500645737
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Release: 2014-07-26
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sky Stone is the first book of the Sky Stone series written by Scarlett Van Dijk. It is classified as a young adult, fantasy novel. Blurb: Skyla, a social outcast from an ordinary town in the 21st Century, is transported to a medieval land in the midst of war, where magic is a part of everyday life. Finding herself empowered with magical abilities, she must fulfill a destiny decided by the gods, a destiny which will test her limits to the full. How can she cope with these new pressures and how can she possibly succeed? The find out more about Sky Stone, visit www.scarlettvandijk.com

The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780316229289
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Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR) The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power -- and her choices will break the world. N. K. Jemisin's award winning trilogy continues in the sequel to The Fifth Season.

The Broken Earth Trilogy

The Broken Earth Trilogy
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Pages: 1424
ISBN: 031652719X
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

Where the Stones Touch the Sky

Where the Stones Touch the Sky
Author: Dan Grinthal
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0578647923
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Release: 2020-03-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One sunny day in early June, sensitive Ben Nelson and brash Tyler Fox ditch their predictable futures in a struggling city and set out to explore the American West. The road to summer freedom runs from abandoned urban haunts to the jazz clubs of New Orleans; from the deep forests of Kentucky to the enchanted deserts of New Mexico; and from tiny factory towns to the Rocky Mountain plains-all peopled by a cast of drifters, revelers and wilderness-dwellers who have chosen a life far off the beaten path.

Between Stone and Sky

Between Stone and Sky
Author: Whitney Brown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1472127323
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Release: 2019-07-04
Editor: Constable
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'This is a book about the stories we tell ourselves and one woman's determination to make hers true' Spectator 'A fresh . . . heartfelt book that . . . makes you want to throw away your mobile, run for the hills and learn a traditional craft' The Lady 'A spirited defence of manual labour' TLS At the age of twenty-six, Whitney Brown met a dry-stone waller. Within weeks she was out on the hill with him in Wales, learning the language of dry-stone walling. Far away from the pressures of her old life, she found deep satisfaction in working with her hands, in the age and heft of the stones, and the ring of the hammer. Out under the open sky, Whitney relished every sore muscle and smashed finger, opportunity to stand atop a wall she'd just built and feel like the strongest woman alive. Between Stone and Sky is a celebration of the raw and rugged splendour of the Welsh countryside and the enduring beauty and relevance of traditional craftsmanship. It is an unflinchingly honest account of the emotional struggle to become and belong. Most of all, it is an empowering story of female friendship, accepting uncertainty and risk, and crossing oceans in pursuit of dreams.

The Coalwood Way

The Coalwood Way
Author: Homer Hickam
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780307423320
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Island Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads. The strains can be felt within the Hickam home, where a beleaguered HomerSr. is resorting to a daring but risky plan to keep the mine alive, and his wife Elsie is feeling increasingly isolated from both her family and the townspeople. And Sonny, despite a blossoming relationship with a local girl whose dreams are as big as his, finds his own mood repeatedly darkened by an unexplainable sadness. Eager to rally the town's spirits and make her son's final holiday season at home a memorable one, Elsie enlists Sonny and the Rocket Boys' aid in making the Coalwood Christmas Pageant the best ever. But trouble at the mine and the arrival of a beautiful young outsider threaten to tear the community apart when it most needs to come together. And when disaster strikes at home, and Elsie's beloved pet squirrel escapes under his watch, Sonny realizes that helping his town and redeeming himself in his mother's eyes may be a bigger-and more rewarding-challenge than he has ever faced. The result is pure storytelling magic- a tale of small-town parades and big-hearted preachers, the timeless love of families and unforgettable adventures of boyhood friends-that could only come from the man who brought the world Rocket Boys