The White Road

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099575981

Category: Art

Page: 420

View: 2596


** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** "Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first" A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain âe" translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the âe~white goldâe(tm) he has worked with for decades. ** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 **

The White Road

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844568393

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2637


A fast-paced thriller featuring Charlie Parker from the bestselling author of The Killing Kind. 'A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer.' - Sunday Independent In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul. . . For in a prison cell, a fanatical preacher is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn. Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road.

The White Road

Author: Lynn Flewelling

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553907018

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9579


Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous they’ve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last. Having escaped death and slavery in Plenimar, Alec and Seregil want nothing more than to go back to their nightrunning life in Rhíminee. Instead they find themselves saddled with Sebrahn, a strange, alchemically created creature—the prophesied “child of no woman.” Its moon-white skin and frightening powers make Sebrahn a danger to all whom Alec and Seregil come into contact with, leaving them no choice but to learn more about Sebrahn’s true nature. With the help of trusted friends and Seregil’s clan, the duo set out to discover the truth about this living homunculus—a journey that can lead only to danger or death. For Seregil’s old nemesis Ulan í Sathil of Virèsse and Alec’s own long-lost kin are after them, intent on possessing both Alec and Sebrahn. On the run and hunted, Alec and his comrades must fight against time to accomplish their most personal mission ever.

The White Road

Author: Edmund de Waal

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137632

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 3411


The gripping story of the lure of porcelain, or 'white gold', from the Number One bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes. ** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** "Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first" A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain - translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the 'white gold' he has worked with for decades. 'This is a haunting book, a book that amasses itself piece by piece, gaining in weight.' Olivia Laing, New Statesman 'A mighty achievement' Guardian

The White Road

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748133151

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2662


August 1914: the whole country is thrilled by the declaration of war. The British Experditionary Force goes off toe France to defend gallant little Belgium, and thousands more young men rush to volunteer, hoping to see action before the war ends at Christmas. At home everyone competes to be doing the most for the war effort. The Morlands have their share of volunteers, and no-one can say they aren't at the very heart of things. But when Christmas comes the war is far from over, and nine in ten of the men who marched, singing, down the white road to Mons have fallen ...

The White Road of the Moon

Author: Rachel Neumeier

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553509349

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9528


Leigh Bardugo meets The Sixth Sense in this story of one girl’s perilous journey to restore a lost order. Imagine you live with your aunt, who hates you so much she’s going to sell you into a dreadful apprenticeship. Imagine you run away before that can happen. Imagine that you can see ghosts—and talk with the dead. People like you are feared, even shunned. Now imagine . . . the first people you encounter after your escape are a mysterious stranger and a ghost boy, who seem to need you desperately—though you don’t understand who they are or exactly what they want you to do. So you set off on a treacherous journey, with only a ghost dog for company. And you find that what lies before you is a task so monumental that it could change the world. Praise for Rachel Neumeier’s The Keeper of the Mist: “This is a beautifully written story that emphasizes intelligence and diplomacy. Recommend to fans of Patricia Wrede and Tamora Pierce, as well as lovers of traditional fantasy.” —School Library Journal, starred

The White Road to Verdun

Author: Kathleen Burke

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 3956


DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The White Road to Verdun" by Kathleen Burke. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The White Road Tales: A Complete Collection

Author: Jackie Castle

Publisher: Jackie Castle

ISBN: 1542490634

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 312


He might lose his life if their secret is found out. Together they look for the way out of the evil kingdom of Racah. With each passing day, their love grows. Tarek the hunter is desperate to get the Racan Princess away from the powerful King Darnel, but the dark ruler has other plans. By some means of a malicious enchantment, Princess begins to lose her memories, including her memories of Tarek! A raging war battles inside his heart. Is the girl he loved still there? For brief moments, she seems to recognize him again. Then the moment is gone. And that brief, precious moment is all that’s needed to spur his unrealistic plan of escape.

Rainwater on the White Road a.k.a. The Misty Hills of Home

Author: Mardi Oakley Medawar 

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1612327737

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7623


A land rich with oil, alive with passion, stained with tears—and the family who embraced it all. Duty and desire warred in May Rose Fallen Hawk when she made the fateful decision to marry Claude Rainwater. No decent woman had ever married a Rainwater—a brawling, hell-raising clan of dirt-poor Osage—but May Rose had adored Claude ever since she was a child. Now she would defy her family to belong to him, risking her future on a wild, unpredictable man whose spirit could never be tamed. Across three decades—and an Oklahoma seared by dust and scarred by oil rigs—May Rose and Claude fought to make a place of their own. Through boom times, depression, and war . . . through years of sacrifice, triumph, and joy, May Rose found strength and sorrow in her five sons. Together and apart, this remarkable family gathered courage from the age-old traditions of the Osage—and embraced all the passions of the rugged, enduring land they called home. The spellbinding saga of a Native American family through three generations of triumph, tragedy, and love.

Raising the Bar

Author: Gary Erickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 078797630X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8744


In April of 2000, Gary Erickson turned down a $120 million offer to buy his thriving company. Today, instead of taking it easy for the rest of his life and enjoying a luxurious retirement, he's working harder than ever. Why would any sane person pass up the financial opportunity of a lifetime? Raising the Bar tells the amazing story of Clif Bar's Gary Erickson and shows that some things are more important than money. Gary Erickson and coauthor Lois Lorentzen tell the unusual and inspiring story about following your passion, the freedom to create, sustaining a business over the long haul, and living responsibly in your community and on the earth. Raising the Bar chronicles Clif Bar's ascent from a homemade energy bar to a $100 million phenomenon with an estimated 35 million consumers, and a company hailed by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. four years in a row. The book is filled with compelling personal stories from Erickson's life-trekking in the Himalayan mountains, riding his bicycle over roadless European mountain passes, climbing in the Sierra Nevada range--as inspiration for his philosophy of business. Throughout the book, Erickson--a competitive cyclist, jazz musician, world traveler, mountain climber, wilderness guide, and entrepreneur--convinces us that sustaining one's employees, community, and environment is good business. If you are a manager, executive, business owner, or board member, Raising the Bar is your personal guide to corporate integrity. If you are a sports enthusiast, environmentalist, adventure lover, intrigued by a unique corporate culture, or just interested in a good story, Raising the Bar is for you.