The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780330474931
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Release: 2010-12-10
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Michael Connelly
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316225892
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Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal). Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

Shaman s Crossing

Shaman s Crossing
Author: Robin Hobb
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0061793353
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .

The Crossing Daughters of the Sea Book 4

The Crossing  Daughters of the Sea  Book 4
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780545634045
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three sisters bound by something more powerful than blood---a secret as deep as the ocean. Once a maid, Hannah is now engaged to a talented painter. But although both were born mer, Stannish has severed ties to the sea and insists that Hannah do the same. Torn between love and the Laws of Salt, Hannah must make a choice that can only lead to heartbreak. Lucy grew up longing to swim, but her mother believed that girls belonged in the drawing room, not the ocean, and took drastic measures to keep Lucy's identity a secret. Now it's up to Lucy's sisters to save her, before she succumbs to landsickness . . . or the executioner's noose. After a lonely childhood, May suddenly found everything she'd ever wanted. But now with Hannah pulling away and Lucy sentenced to die, May's world is falling apart. Is she destined to lose her sisters all over again? This conclusion is as beautiful and dangerous as the sea itself. Fans of Downton Abbey will delight in the Edwardian splendor, and all readers will be swept away by a tide of magic and romance.

Sullivan s Crossing

Sullivan s Crossing
Author: Robyn Carr
Pages: 624
ISBN: 1489230459
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Release: 2017-04-24
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman''s journey to finding the happiness she''s long been missing What We Find Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit -- and experiencing levels of anxiety she''s never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan''s Crossing. Named for Maggie''s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide Trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie''s eccentric father, Sully. When she shows up unannounced, he welcomes her with open arms, and she relishes the opportunity to indulge in his simple way of life. But shortly after arriving, Maggie''s world is rocked once again and she must take on more responsibility than she''d planned. Though she''s relieved a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones, is willing to lend a hand, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man''s eagerness to help -- until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation. Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon...if only they can learn to find peace and healing -- and perhaps love -- with each other. Any Day Now The highly anticipated sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr''s What We Find transports readers back to Sullivan''s Crossing. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails welcomes everyone -- whether you''re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a whole new lease on life. It''s a wonderful place where good people face their challenges with humour, strength and love. For Sierra Jones, Sullivan''s Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She''s put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn''t yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride Maggie seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father-figure she''s always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it''s a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan''s Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.

Butcher s Crossing

Butcher s Crossing
Author: John Williams
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781590174241
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Release: 2011-03-30
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher’s Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.

Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book Nintendo

Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book  Nintendo
Author: Courtney Carbone
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781524772628
Available:
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Make your mark as mayor, design your home, and style your characters in this Nintendo Animal Crossing full-color activity book--plus stickers! Something is always happening in the world of Animal Crossing! Build the perfect place to live, design your home, travel to see your friends, and get busy in your very own town in this full-color activity book. With tons of awesome activities and over 800 stickers, Animal Crossing fans will love their new life!

The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Jason Mott
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488023521
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stay and die, or run and survive. Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night. Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past. With deft imagination and breathless prose, The Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice and the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.

Dark at the Crossing

Dark at the Crossing
Author: Elliot Ackerman
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781101971550
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Release: 2017
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe-a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power."--Provided by publisher.

Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Crossing the Threshold of Hope
Author: Pope John Paul II
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780679765615
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Release: 1995
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pope John Paul II speaks out on some of the major issues confronting humankind at the dawn of the twenty-first century

The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781775560562
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Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not to be confused with the famed twentieth-century British prime minister, American author Winston Churchill took as his fictional palette the history of his native country. Following in the tradition of Churchill's other sweeping historical epics, The Crossing is a thrilling account of the settlement of the Western United States, with a particular focus on the rough-and-tumble early years of the territory that would later become Kentucky.

Cheshire Crossing

Cheshire Crossing
Author: Andy Weir
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780399582080
Available:
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a one-of-a-kind graphic novel collaboration between the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and the beloved illustrator behind Sarah’s Scribbles, Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy team up to save the multiverse, from Wonderland to Neverland and Oz. Originating as fan fiction from the brilliant imagination of Andy Weir, now brought to vivid life by Sarah Andersen, Cheshire Crossing is a funny, breakneck, boundlessly inventive journey through classic worlds as you’ve never seen them before. Years after their respective returns from Wonderland, Neverland, and Oz, the trio meet here, at Cheshire Crossing—a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. But Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy—now teenagers, who’ve had their fill of meddling authority figures—aren’t content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they’re dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake—and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers . . . and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse. Advance praise for Cheshire Crossing “Deliciously funny . . . a shrewd and spirited adaptation that will leave audiences hoping for another installment . . . Andersen’s delightful cartoon drawing style meshes perfectly with Weir’s prose, allowing the work to broaden its appeal beyond middle graders to young adults and adults.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Michael Connelly
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1409145875
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Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Da'Quan Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side' as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career.

The Last Crossing

The Last Crossing
Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781551995717
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Release: 2010-12-17
Editor: Emblem Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in the second half of the nineteenth century, in the American and Canadian West and in Victorian England, The Last Crossing is a sweeping tale of interwoven lives and stories Charles and Addington Gaunt must find their brother Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West. Charles, a disillusioned artist, and Addington, a disgraced military captain, enlist the services of a guide to lead them on their journey across a difficult and unknown landscape. This is the enigmatic Jerry Potts, half Blackfoot, half Scottish, who suffers his own painful past. The party grows to include Caleb Ayto, a sycophantic American journalist, and Lucy Stoveall, a wise and beautiful woman who travels in the hope of avenging her sister’s vicious murder. Later, the group is joined by Custis Straw, a Civil War veteran searching for salvation, and Custis’s friend and protector Aloysius Dooley, a saloon-keeper. This unlikely posse becomes entangled in an unfolding drama that forces each person to come to terms with his own demons. The Last Crossing contains many haunting scenes – among them, a bear hunt at dawn, the meeting of a Métis caravan, the discovery of an Indian village decimated by smallpox, a sharpshooter’s devastating annihilation of his prey, a young boy’s last memory of his mother. Vanderhaeghe links the hallowed colleges of Oxford and the pleasure houses of London to the treacherous Montana plains; and the rough trading posts of the Canadian wilderness to the heart of Indian folklore. At the novel’s centre is an unusual and moving love story. The Last Crossing is Guy Vanderhaeghe’s most powerful novel to date. It is a novel of harshness and redemption, an epic masterpiece, rich with unforgettable characters and vividly described events, that solidifies his place as one of Canada’s premier storytellers.

Crossings

Crossings
Author: Katy S. Duffield
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781534465794
Available:
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Beach Lane Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This powerful nonfiction picture book explores wildlife crossings around the world and how they are helping save thousands of animals every day. Around the world, bridges, tunnels, and highways are constantly being built to help people get from one place to another. But what happens when construction spreads over, under, across, and through animal habitats? Thankfully, groups of concerned citizens, scientists, engineers, and construction crews have come together to create wildlife crossings to help keep animals safe. From elk traversing a wildlife bridge across a Canadian interstate to titi monkeys using rope bridges over a Costa Rican road to salamanders creeping through tiny tunnels beneath a Massachusetts street, young readers are certain to be delighted and inspired by these ingenious solutions that are saving the lives of countless wild animals.

The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307762467
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Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following All the Pretty Horses in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a novel whose force of language is matched only by its breadth of experience and depth of thought. In the bootheel of New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild amongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers -- this when all the wisdom of trappers has disappeared along with the trappers themselves. And so Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journey into the souls of boys and animals and men. Having trapped a she-wolf he would restore to the mountains of Mexico, he is long gone and returns to find everything he left behind transformed utterly in his absence. Except his kid brother, Boyd, with whom he strikes out yet again to reclaim what is theirs thus crossing into "that antique gaze from whence there could be no way back forever." An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once.

The Border Trilogy

The Border Trilogy
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509852031
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Release: 2018-07-12
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by novelist Rachel Kushner In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.

The BIG Book of Animal Crossing

The BIG Book of Animal Crossing
Author: Michael Davis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 2898022837
Available:
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: CrackBoom! Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Create your dream life on an island paradise! The BIG book of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect guide to help you create your paradise on a desert island as you explore, create, and customize your ideal lifestyle. Building the house of your dreams and starting a new life in an ideal setting has never been as easy and fun! In this guide, you will find: * tips and tricks for building your house; * activity ideas to help you progress; * tips on how to make the most of your time; * information about special events, and much more!

Crossing the Rapido

Crossing the Rapido
Author: Duane Schultz
Pages: 297
ISBN: 1594161402
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Release: 2011-05
Editor: Westholme Pub Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The crossing of the Rapido, in the shadow of the monastery atop Monte Cassino, was one of the colossal mistakes of World War II. This is the first book-length history of the operation.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Official Activity Book Nintendo

Animal Crossing New Horizons Official Activity Book  Nintendo
Author: Steve Foxe
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780593373644
Available:
Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Animal CrossingTM: New Horizons fans will love this all-new full-color Official Activity Book filled with puzzles, mazes, and over 500 stickers starring their favorite characters! Young gamers who love Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons can create the island of their dreams, design their own home, and meet lots of different animal residents with this super-interactive activity book. With awesome puzzles and mazes to complete and over 500 stickers, boys and girls ages 5 to 8 will find fun new ways to experience Animal Crossing: New Horizons with this Official Activity Book! For the past 15 years, Animal Crossing has gained a strong following among devoted fans with continued appeal for kids of all ages. The product line for Animal Crossing includes toys, accessories, and apparel. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold over 10 million copies since its debut in March 2020.