Boy's Life

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453231560

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

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An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

Knightly Legends of Wales; or, The Boy's Mabinogion

Author: Sidney Lanier

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 5035


"Knightly Legends of Wales; or, The Boy's Mabinogion" by Sidney Lanier. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Boy's Best Friend

Author: Kate Banks,Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374380090

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1147


Eleven-year-old George has a dog, Bart, who seems to know everything about him-from when he is feeling sad to when he will arrive home from school. George's new neighbor and classmate, Lester, also has a dog, Bill Gates, and Lester thinks he is the smartest animal in the world. When their teacher assigns a school science project about animal behavior, George and Lester decide to conduct an experiment based on the world-famous Rupert Sheldrake's experiments about dogs. George even has an email exchange with Dr. Sheldrake to help him with the project-and he and Lester soon find out that, through a few simple experiments, kids can make scientific discoveries, too. This middle-grade boys and dogs story is inspired by Rupert Sheldrake's bestselling adult novel. Dogs that Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.

Overdosed Off A Hood Boy's Love

Author: Tay Mo'nae

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359475868

Category: African Americans

Page: 356

View: 9242


There's a snake close to home that will do anything to keep Arnez and Lyrica separated. Will they be able to figure it out before it's too late or has too much happened for them to rekindle their past. Arnez was always able to protect Lyrica but can he save her from herself?

Rural Boy's Official Career

Author: Chu HeRiDangWu

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1649915144

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6566


The path of an official, one step at a time, must not be careless. The wrong step was the bottomless abyss and it was time to see how the farmer's son, Ma Dong, would write about his career path of becoming an official.