Too Close to the Falls

Author: Catherine Gildiner

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 8543

In a memoir about life in small-town America, the author relates her adventures growing up in the 1950s as the daughter of a pharmacist in Lewiston, New York, a small village near Niagara Falls.

Too Close to the Falls

Author: Catherine Gildiner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014200040X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 381

Welcome to the childhood of Catherine McClure Gildiner. It is the mid-1950s in Lewiston, New York, a sleepy town near Niagara Falls. Divorce is unheard of, mothers wear high heels to the beauty salon, and television has only just arrived. At the tender age of four, Cathy accompanies Roy, the deliveryman at her father's pharmacy, on his routes. She shares some of their memorable deliveries-sleeping pills to Marilyn Monroe (in town filming Niagara), sedatives to Mad Bear, a violent Tuscarora chief, and fungus cream to Warty, the gentle operator of the town dump. As she reaches her teenage years, Cathy's irrepressible spirit spurs her from dangerous sled rides that take her "too close to the Falls" to tipsy dances with the town priest.

Hiking the Endless Mountains

Author: Jeff Mitchell

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726481

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

View: 2747

56 hikes, most never before published Detailed maps Advice for safe hiking The pristine beauty of Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains draws hikers from all over the country. This new guide maps out a variety of paths for both beginners and more advanced explorers. Tips and highlights make these hikes accessible and enjoyable.

Popular Day Hikes 4

Author: Theo Dombrowski

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771600071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 6605

Popular Day Hikes is a series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite. Famed worldwide for its natural beauty, Vancouver Island is blessed with towering mountains, thundering waterfalls and rich forests. Many of the most beautiful parts of the island, however, can be enjoyed only by those who explore its wilderness trails. This unique and colourful guidebook sorts through all of various possibilities and selects for the reader the very best day hikes. Ranging from 6 km to 25 km and from easy to challenging, these hikes are all accessible from generally reliable roads. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs. Dotted around central and southern Vancouver Island, these hikes are varied in the opportunities they give for multi-season adventures. While some lead to spectacular peaks and alpine meadows accessible only during the summer, many others take the hiker along low ridges or past rivers and lakes accessible throughout most of the year.

Return to Moose River

Author: Earl Brechlin

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608939995

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1948

Someone once asked me how much I charge to guide people into the woods. “That’s free,” I explained. “Anyone can get themselves into the woods. You pay me to get you out.” Can anyone really know the northern forest? It is something you feel more in your heart than in your head. You may be able to locate your place on a map, but can you pinpoint the places the forest has hold of your soul? For more than forty years, Maine Guide Earl Brechlin has sought the answers. Through this series of interconnected essays, Brechlin recounts the annual canoe trips to the North Maine Woods he has made with a small group of friends, closing with the death of his twin brother and the group’s last trip to spread his brother’s ashes in the place he loved best. Often humorous and thrilling at once, the heartfelt narrative is peppered with tidbits of history, woods lore, and sage advice from a seasoned outdoorsman. What shines through is the author’s profound love of the natural world and his place in it.

Loved by the Bear - Book 3

Author: V. Vaughn

Publisher: Sugarloaf Press


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8352

Audrey knows she’s Max’s true mate, but he doesn’t read the clues the same way, and when he believes Josie’s life is in danger, he goes on a mission to save her. Josie’s cover is about to be blown, and she’s desperate to survive. She turns to the Eradicators for help, but doing so could be an even bigger mistake.

Loved by the Bear - Complete Trilogy

Author: V. Vaughn

Publisher: Sugarloaf Press


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2480

This is the Loved by the Bear complete trilogy. Audrey - I’m not sure what I was hoping to find when I returned to my mother’s hometown in California twenty-five years after she'd moved to Maine. It sure wasn’t the hot stranger I had to leave behind when I got word my brother had been kidnapped. The guy was supposed to be a one-night stand, but even though I’m three thousand miles away from him, he’s crowding my mind with memories when my focus needs on my brother Connell’s rescue. Even more importantly, I should be thinking about the implications of the Eradicators’ return for vengeance against werebear. Max - Audrey Le Roux had no idea her carefree days were about to come to an abrupt halt the night we met. But I did. I shouldn’t have let her see me… or have me. I was caught in her spell the way she was in mine, and my weakness may have ruined everything. As the alpha in line to take over for the woman who saved an entire werebear kingdom, Audrey’s about to be tested in ways only the strongest can survive. To do so she’s going to need me by her side, but she has to earn my heart in a contest she has no idea she’s entered. One I can’t lose.

The Song Of Africa

Author: Isaac Benatar

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469775646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 6849

This is the story of Ivan Bender, growing up in a new resources rich country - Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), during one of the most violent periods of African history from 1948 to 1980. After a threatening encounter with a crocodile, an Ndebele warrior is assigned the job of being Ivan's guardian. A strong friendship develops between the warrior and the boy. Ivan's father is stricken by malaria and the family is forced to move to the city. There, two black waifs are taken into the Bender home. One, Enock, in time becomes a notorious guerrilla known as "One Eye". The other, Amos, becomes a policeman and a member of the Selous Scouts - a highly effective government anti-terrorist group. Ivan goes to the assistance of refugees fleeing from Katanga during the civil war erupting in Zaire. He meets a young girl, Chantelle, and a romance develops. Ivan's life becomes filled with adventure. The facts are politically accurate. Many of the events described are also true and are based on the author's and family experiences, though, on occasion literary license has been used. Isaac Benatar (LL.B) is a law graduate of the University of London. He was born in Zimbabwe in 1943. Elected Youth Mayor of the city of Salisbury during 1965-66. Became public prosecutor in Rhodesia from 1970 to 1980. He emigrated to the United States in 1980.

Welcome to Brazil

Author: Deborah Kopka

Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company

ISBN: 0787727644

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 995

Issue your students a passport to travel the globe to Brazil! Units feature in-depth studies of Brazil's history, culture, language, foods, and so much more. Reproducible pages provide cross-curricular reinforcement and bonus content, including activities, recipes, and games. Numerous ideas for extension activities are also provided. Beautiful illustrations and photographs make students feel as if they’re halfway around the world.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains: Walks, Hikes & Backpacking Trips from Lookout Mountain to the Blue Ridge to the Chattooga River (Second) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581571453

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3242

Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He’ll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wildernesses in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River.