Cold Sassy Tree

Cold Sassy Tree
Title Cold Sassy Tree PDF eBook
Author Olive Ann Burns
Publisher Turtleback Books
Pages 0
Release 1984
Genre Country life
ISBN 9780808598732

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The adventures of a young boy during one summer in 1906 in Cold Sassy, Georgia.




Leaving Cold Sassy

Leaving Cold Sassy
Title Leaving Cold Sassy PDF eBook
Author Olive Ann Burns
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 340
Release 2007
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780618919802

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Eagerly awaited by the millions of devoted fans of "Cold Sassy Tree," this novel is the unfinished tale of Will Tweedy and the young woman who captures his heart. Before her death in 1990, Burns expressed her wish that the 15 chapters she had written of Wills story be published as they are here.




Cold Sassy Tree

Cold Sassy Tree
Title Cold Sassy Tree PDF eBook
Author Olive Ann Burns
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 405
Release 2007
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0618919716

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Young Will Tweedy becomes chaperon, conspirator, and confidant to his renegade grandpa, E. Rucker Blakeslee, and the old man's young new wife, Miss Love Simpson.




Icy Sparks

Icy Sparks
Title Icy Sparks PDF eBook
Author Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Publisher Penguin
Pages 336
Release 2001-03-08
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101200189

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A New York Times Notable Book and the March 2001 selection of Oprah's Book Club® ! Icy Sparks is the sad, funny and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950’s. Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s beautifully written first novel revolves around Icy Sparks, an unforgettable heroine in the tradition of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird or Will Treed in Cold Sassy Tree. At the age of ten, Icy, a bright, curious child orphaned as a baby but raised by adoring grandparents, begins to have strange experiences. Try as she might, her "secrets"—verbal croaks, groans, and physical spasms—keep afflicting her. As an adult, she will find out she has Tourette’s Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, but for years her behavior is the source of mystery, confusion, and deep humiliation. Narrated by a grown up Icy, the book chronicles a difficult, but ultimately hilarious and heartwarming journey, from her first spasms to her self-acceptance as a young woman. Curious about life beyond the hills, talented, and energetic, Icy learns to cut through all barriers—physical, mental, and spiritual—in order to find community and acceptance. Along her journey, Icy faces the jeers of her classmates as well as the malevolence of her often-ignorant teachers—including Mrs. Stilton, one of the most evil fourth grade teachers ever created by a writer. Called willful by her teachers and "Frog Child" by her schoolmates, she is exiled from the schoolroom and sent to a children’s asylum where it is hoped that the roots of her mysterious behavior can be discovered. Here Icy learns about difference—her own and those who are even more scarred than she. Yet, it isn’t until Icy returns home that she really begins to flower, especially through her friendship with the eccentric and obese Miss Emily, who knows first-hand how it feels to be an outcast in this tightly knit Appalachian community. Under Miss Emily’s tutelage, Icy learns about life’s struggles and rewards, survives her first comical and heartbreaking misadventure with romance, discovers the healing power of her voice when she sings, and ultimately—takes her first steps back into the world. Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s Icy Sparks is a fresh, original, and completely redeeming novel about learning to overcome others’ ignorance and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique.




Cold Sassy Tree

Cold Sassy Tree
Title Cold Sassy Tree PDF eBook
Author Olive Ann Burns
Publisher
Pages 708
Release 1992
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780385308427

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Young Will Tweedy becomes chaperon, conspirator, and confidant to his renegade grandpa, E. Rucker Blakeslee, and the old man's young new wife, Miss Love Simpson. (General Fiction).




Crimes and Mathdemeanors

Crimes and Mathdemeanors
Title Crimes and Mathdemeanors PDF eBook
Author Leith Hathout
Publisher CRC Press
Pages 212
Release 2007-04-23
Genre Mathematics
ISBN 1568814909

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A collection of short detective stories for young adults who are interested in applying high school level mathematics and physics to solving mysteries. The main character is Ravi, a 14-year-old math genius who helps the local police solve cases. Each chapter is a detective story with a mathematical puzzle at its core that Ravi is able to solve. The




A Cry of Angels

A Cry of Angels
Title A Cry of Angels PDF eBook
Author Jeff Fields
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Pages 393
Release 2010-09-15
Genre Fiction
ISBN 082033863X

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“An authentic cry of American innocence . . . The author seizes the reader with a Southern gift for storytelling and never lets go.”—Time Magazine It is the mid-1950s in Quarrytown, Georgia. In the slum known as the Ape Yard, hope’s last refuge is a boardinghouse where a handful of residents dream of a better life. Earl Whitaker, who is white, and Tio Grant, who is black, are both teenagers, both orphans, and best friends. In the same house live two of the most important adults in the boys’ lives: Em Jojohn, the gigantic Lumbee Indian handyman, is notorious for his binges, his rat-catching prowess, and his mysterious departures from town. Jayell Crooms, a gifted but rebellious architect, is stuck in a loveless marriage to a conventional woman intent on climbing the social ladder. Crooms’s vision of a new Ape Yard, rebuilt by its own residents, unites the four—and puts them on a collision course with a small-town Machiavelli who rules the community like a feudal lord. Jeff Fields’s exuberantly defined characters and his firmly rooted sense of place have earned A Cry of Angels an intensely loyal following. Its republication, more than three decades since it first appeared, is cause for celebration. “A humdinger . . . even better than To Kill a Mockingbird . . . funny, touching, and gripping.”—Chicago Daily News “Heartwarming . . . We find ourselves wondering why delightful novels like this aren’t written anymore, and grateful that this one has come along to fill the void.”—The New York Times “A flooded-with-life novel with a story to tell and characters to be cherished.”—Boston Sunday Globe