♥ Book Title : Shadows and Cypress
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this Dixie seance of the most frightening ghost tales from each of the Southern's states, a folklorist presents a variety of classic and contemporary stories--ranging from Revolutionary War events to cars parked on lovers lane--exactly as they were recorded. Bibliography. Index."Article| Alan Brown| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : In the Shadow of the Cypress
☯ Full Synopsis : "Thomas Steinbeck has been praised by Publishers Weekly for his stylistic brilliance and “accomplished voice.” Now, his enthralling novel In the Shadow of the Cypress blends history and suspense with literary mastery and brings vivid realism to California’s rich heritage. In 1906, the Chinese in California lived in the shadows. Their alien customs, traditions, and language hid what they valued from their neighbors . . . and left them open to scorn and prejudice. Their communities were ruled—and divided—by the necessity of survival among the many would-be masters surrounding them, by struggles between powerful tongs, and by duty to their ancestors. Then, in the wake of natural disaster, fate brought to light artifacts of incredible value along the Monterey coast: an ancient Chinese jade seal and a plaque inscribed in a trio of languages lost to all but scholars of antiquity. At first, chance placed control of those treasures in the hands of outsiders—the wayward Irishman who’d discovered them and a marine scholar who was determined to explore their secrets. The path to the truth, however, would prove to be as tangled as the roots of the ancient cypress that had guarded these treasures for so long, for there are some secrets the Chinese were not ready to share. Whether by fate, by subtle design, or by some intricate combination of the two, the artifacts disappeared again . . . before it could be proved that they must have come there ages before Europeans ever touched the wild and beautiful California coast. Nearly a century would pass before an unconventional young American scientist unearths evidence of this great discovery and its mysterious disappearance. Taking up the challenge, he begins to assemble a new generation of explorers to resume theperilous search into the ocean’s depth . . . and theshadows of history. Armed with cutting-edge, moderntechnology, and drawing on connections to powerful families at home and abroad, this time Americans and Chinese will follow together the path of secrets that have long proved as elusive as the ancient treasures that held them. This striking debut novel by a masterful writer weaves together two fascinating eras into one remarkable tale. In the Shadow of the Cypress is an evocative, dramatic story that depicts California in all its multicultural variety, with a suspense that draws the reader inexorably on until the very last page."Article| Thomas Steinbeck| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : In the Shadow of the Lone Cypress
☯ Full Synopsis : "Love, betrayal, heartaches and tragedy combine with history to make this book one that will find a place in the reader's heart for a long time after the final page is read. In the Shadow of the Lone Cypress tells the story of a long-ago Florida as seen through the eyes of Dr. Drew Duncan, a wealthy Baltimore physician who first comes to the state as an Army volunteer during the Spanish-American War. The historical novel paints vivid pictures of Florida at the beginning of the 20th century and reaches the climax in 1926 when one of the deadliest hurricanes that ever hit Florida drowns hundreds of people in the town where he and his family had settled on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Through the drama of Dr. Duncan's life, the reader will learn about the Seminole Indians, early events and prominent people responsible for the early development of Florida, including the first efforts to drain the Everglades for commercial purposes."Article| Sally Settle| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Evening of Life, Or, Light and Comfort Amid the Shadows of Declining Years
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♥ Book Title : Shadows
☯ Full Synopsis : ""... selected not only African oral and written stories but also tales from around the world ..."--Pref., p. 11."Article| Harold Scheub| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Quicksilver
☯ Full Synopsis : "A weekend fling turns into a week-long manhunt as the Nameless Detective's last solo case involves him in a cat and mouse chase through San Francisco's Japantown that ends in a confusion of murder, rape, and suicide. It is Friday, and on Monday, Nameless will grudgingly welcome Eberhardt, a retired cop and old friend, into his detective agency. The weekend should give him just enough time to wrap up the little mystery of Haruko Gage's secret admirer who sends her expensive jewels, but doesn't sign his name. With Gage, a domineering designer, as a client, Nameless figures a little light work will bring him a little extra cash. But instead of uncovering a mopey lover, Nameless stumbles on a violent ritual murder and finds himself enmeshed in a bizarre case of confused identity and perverse kidnapping whose roots stem from the Tule Lake Relocation Center—one of the World War II camps for Japanese-Americans—and a long buried secret that would never have happened if a different crime against 100,000 people hadn't been committed in 1942. While Eberhardt is pressing Nameless to set up shop, a kingpin in the Yakuza—the "Japanese Mafia"—is brutally butchered in his bathhouse, a rancher is killed in a hit- and-run accident, and a masoleum is burglarized and filled with fresh-cut roses. The best clue Nameless has is a grainy black-and-white photo of three young Japanese men standing in front of a wire-mesh fence. To unmask the killer, Nameless must unravel a web of guilt and intrigue that spans many lives and forty years."Article| Bill Pronzini| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Everglades-Big Cypress National Recreation Area
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Genius in the Shadows
☯ Full Synopsis : "Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as “father of the atom bomb.” The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions, he is curiously buried with barely a trace in the history of this well-known and controversial topic. Born in Hungary and educated in Berlin, he escaped Hitler’s Germany in 1933 and that first year developed his concept of nuclear chain reactions. In order to prevent Nazi scientists from stealing his ideas, he kept his theories secret, until he and Albert Einstein pressed the US government to research atomic reactions and designed the first nuclear reactor. Though he started his career out lobbying for civilian control of atomic energy, he concluded it with founding, in 1962, the first political action committee for arms control, the Council for a Livable World. Besides his career in atomic energy, he also studied biology and sparked ideas that won others the Nobel Prize. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, where Szilard spent his final days, was developed from his concepts to blend science and social issues."Article| William Lanouette| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Leaves from Our Cypress and Our Oak
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Francis Davis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Southern Literary Messenger
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♥ Book Title : The English Patient
☯ Full Synopsis : "WINNER OF THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 'Magnificent' Sunday Times 'The best piece of fiction I've read in years' Independent on Sunday The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village. Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories. The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire – a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair."Article| Michael Ondaatje| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Casting Lots
☯ Full Synopsis : "The date is April 7, AD 30. Centurion Cornelius is crucifying a little-known religious leader and two thieves. Suddenly an earthquake occurs, and Cornelius is thrown to the ground and hits his head. When he arises, he proclaims, "Truly, this man was the Son of God." What if you could interview Centurion Cornelius and record his story? Lucinius, a slave, is assigned this task. What Lucinius learns will forever change him and alter the course of history of Rome ... and of the world."Article| William D. McEachern| Statement ..."