Travels with Charley in Search of America
Travels with Charley in Search of
An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. Along the way he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Penguin Books
- ASIN: 0140053204
Adversary (The Saga of Pliocene Exile Book 4)
Survivor (Rewinder Book 3)
Survivor (Rewinder Book
From USA Today bestselling novelist Brett Battles comes the conclusion to the Rewinder Trilogy.Denny Younger. Historian. Time Traveler.Prisoner.There is nothing Denny wants more than to repair the damage former rewinder Lidia has done to history.Her manipulations have thrown the timeline he knows into chaos, and now he’s locked away in an unfamiliar world, without the device that would allow him to fix what has been destroyed.Will Denny be able to bring back the life he knew and the people he loves, or will he be trapped in this violent timeline forever?Only time will tell.“A time-hopping dazzler!...Brett Battles can write anything.”—Timothy Hallinan, award-winning author of the Poke Rafferty thrillers and Junior Bender mysteries
- ASIN: B01N5GOWFD
Waking Up in Eden: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island
Waking Up in Eden: In Pursuit of an
A woman journeys to Kauai to save Hawaii’s native plants: “Part history, part personal confession, part cautionary tale about environmental preservation” (Gioia Diliberto, author of Paris Without End). One day, Lucinda Fleeson quit her big-city newspaper job, sold her suburban house, and moved halfway across the world to the island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Imagine a hundred-acre garden estate nestled amid ocean cliffs, rain forests, and secluded coves. Exotic and beautiful, yes, but as Fleeson awakens to this sensual world, exploring the island’s food, beaches, and history, she encounters an endangered paradise—the Hawaii not shown in the tourist brochures. Native plants are dying at an astonishing rate—Hawaii is called the Extinction Capital of the World—and invasive species (plants, animals, and humans) have imperiled this Garden of Eden. Fleeson accompanies a plant hunter into the rain forest to find the last of a dying species, descends into limestone caves with a paleontologist who deconstructs island history through fossil life, and shadows a botanical pioneer who propagates rare seeds, hoping to reclaim the landscape. Her grown-up adventure is a reminder of the value of choosing passion over security, individuality...
- ASIN: B004Z78XQW
Cozyou Pocket Pug Dog Women Sweatpantss Workout Pants Ash XXL
Cozyou Pocket Pug Dog Women Sweatpantss Workout Pants
Cozyou Pocket Pug Dog Women's Training Pants Made Of 100% Pre-shrunk Cotton,Elastic Closure.Adjustable Fabric Drawcord For Custom.Suitable For Running,Basketball,Yoga And Other Outdoor Sports.
- Color: Ash
- Brand: Cozyou Women Pants
- ASIN: B07RTND8HH
- UPC: 616651013490
The Bible According to Mark Twain: Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America's Master Satirist
The Bible According to Mark Twain: Irreverent Writings
An indispensable and provocative compilation of witty essays dealing with Biblical stories and their inconsistencies from America’s master satirist, Mark Twain.The Bible According to Mark Twain is a selection of essays spanning forty years of his writing career, which touch on and satirize stories and figures from the Bible. In his characteristic style, Twain illustrates the inherent comedy and inconsistencies found within Holy Scripture, simultaneously entertaining and provoking questions about man’s place in the world and his relationship with God. An important installment in the Twain canon, this book is perfect for fans of America’s master satirist.
- Brand: Simon & Schuster
- ASIN: 0684824396
Underwater Eden: 365 Days (365 Series)
Underwater Eden: 365 Days (365
With a focus on coral reefs, Underwater Eden illuminates the fantastic colors, array of textures, and countless bizarre shapes and forms of undersea life.Beneath the surface of the world’s most exotic seas and oceans—from the Red Sea and the coast of Costa Rica to the Great Barrier Reef and Palau Islands—lie spectacularly diverse ecosystems that only a privileged few have had the opportunity to view up close and in person. Jeffrey Rotman has spent more than thirty years diving in these waters to capture their breathtaking beauty and the stunning richness and variety of the creatures that inhabit them. . The book’s extended captions are written by Rotman and contain scientific facts and trivia interspersed with personal anecdotes and insights gained from decades of observation. Underwater Eden grants readers 365 days of unprecedented access into a strange and captivating world.
- ASIN: 0810993112
Arrival of the Traveler (Waldgrave Book 1)
Arrival of the Traveler (Waldgrave Book
Portraits have been removed from the walls, and areas of the house are off limits. Some rooms even seem to have been walled off completely. No one will talk to her.It's been a difficult year for Abilene Collins. Since her father's death, her whirlwind life of adventure and travel has come to an end.Now, she's living with her mysterious uncle. He's a man with secrets, living almost alone in a ridiculously large mansion that he doesn't own. He doesn't like questions, and when Lena starts asking about his job, it isn't hard to tell that he's keeping some family secrets from her.The young and ambitious groundskeeper has become her only friend, and one day he tells her that she was stolen from her mother years before. Lena's family are all telepathic, and that isn't all...they're a religious pillar of the Silenti society. Her grandfather has used his standing to gain political power, decimating his rivals along with anyone who gets in his way. Suddenly thrust into a life of political plots and religious fanatics, Lena finds herself struggling to navigate her own life. Some people aren't fond of the Darays, and the family has nearly died out through assassination.It appears Lena is the latest target.
- ASIN: B005ICIUJS