The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:512



Books Description:

Includes the stories “The Body” and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A “hypnotic” (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas—including the inspirations behind the films Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption—from Stephen King, bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters. This gripping collection begins with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” in which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge—the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption. Next is “Apt Pupil,” the inspiration for the film of the same name about top high school student Todd Bowden and his obsession with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town. In “The Body,” four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face-to-face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. This novella became the movie Stand By Me. Finally, a disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death in “The Breathing Method.” “The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteller that he is,” hailed the Houston Chronicle about Different Seasons.

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Six Seasons

Author:Joshua McFadden

Publisher:Artisan Books


Total Pages:352



Books Description:

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, USA Today, Seattle Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Library Journal, Eater, and more “Never before have I seen so many fascinating, delicious, easy recipes in one book. . . . [Six Seasons is] about as close to a perfect cookbook as I have seen . . . a book beginner and seasoned cooks alike will reach for repeatedly.” —Lucky Peach Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives. In Six Seasons, his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak.

Thrashing Seasons

Author:C. Nathan Hatton

Publisher:Univ. of Manitoba Press


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

Horseback wrestling, catch-as-catch-can, glima; long before the advent of today’s WWE, forms of wrestling were practised by virtually every cultural group. C. Nathan Hatton’s "Thrashing Seasons" tells the story of wrestling in Manitoba from its earliest documented origins in the eighteenth century, to the Great Depression. Wrestling was never merely a sport: residents of Manitoba found meaning beyond the simple act of two people struggling for physical advantage on a mat, in a ring, or on a grassy field. Frequently controversial and often divisive, wrestling was nevertheless a popular and resilient cultural practice that proved adaptable to the rapidly changing social conditions in western Canada during its early boom period. In addition to chronicling the colourful exploits of the many athletes who shaped wrestling’s early years, Hatton explores wrestling as a social phenomenon intimately bound up with debates around respectability, ethnicity, race, class, and idealized conceptions of masculinity. In doing so, "Thrashing Seasons" illuminates wrestling as a complex and socially significant cultural activity, one that has been virtually unexamined by Canadian historians looking at the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Change of Seasons

Author:John Oates,Chris Epting

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press


Total Pages:384



Books Description:

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock ‘n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned their roots. John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a recording contract with the legendary Atlantic Records and chronicles the artistic twists and turns that resulted in a DJ discovering an obscure album track that would become their first hit record. This is not your typical rock and roll story. John was focused creating great music. Along the way he achieved incredible success, battling the ever-changing pop music landscape and coming to terms with complex managerial, business, and personal challenges. Daryl Hall and John Oates have over 20 albums together, more than 60 million records sold, and 29 Top 40 hits. They are the most successful pop duo in the world and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And yet John’s story has never been told. Relying on his many hand-written journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories spanning his entire life with a journalist’s eye and a poet’s heart. In Change of Seasons, John shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures. He takes the reader on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities and music that has shaped him into what he is.


Author:Helen Hall

Publisher:R.I.C. Publications


Total Pages:104



Books Description:

"The ideas presented in this blackline master are designed to be used in a thematic approach to the topic of seasons. Activities cover the language, mathematics, problem solving and creative aspects of this topic and are best used in an integrated teaching program, but may also be used individually."--publisher website.

What is a Season?

Author:Lisa Schnell

Publisher:Carson-Dellosa Publishing


Total Pages:16



Books Description:

The Earth has four seasons. Find out what causes fall, winter, spring, and summer. Paired to the fiction title Kindergarten Seasons.

'Round the Seasons!

Author:Elizabeth Gilpatrick

Publisher:Alfred Music


Total Pages:88



Books Description:

40 new rounds, partner songs and short songs for every holiday and season. 'Round the Seasons is a delightful resource ideal for developing the beginning part-singing with your young singers. Great for warm-ups too!

The Seasons

Author:Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,Maurice Hinson

Publisher:Alfred Music


Total Pages:64



Books Description:

This volume includes 12 character pieces-one for every month of the year-which creates the musical atmosphere, alluded to by their respective titles. Expressive and thoughtful, they are effective performance pieces for intermediate to moderately advanced pianists. The editor has maintained the works in their original form and indicated tempo, dynamics, phrasing and fingering where necessary. Beautifully engraved, the music is widely spaced for easy reading.

The Fifth Season

Author:N. K. Jemisin



Total Pages:512



Books Description:

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times) This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Five Seasons

Author:A. B. Yehoshua



Total Pages:368



Books Description:

This tale of an awkward Israeli widower and his misadventures with women is an “extraordinary novel . . . a masterpiece” (Los Angeles Times). After seven long years of illness, Molkho’s wife passes, leaving him in mourning, but also with an unexpected sense of freedom. No longer is he bound to being a caretaker for a woman too sick to even bear his touch. His future—and his desires—are his own. As the seasons of his life propel the hapless middle-aged accountant through a series of journeys and a string of infatuations—with an unwanted wife, an aggressive bureaucrat, a young girl, and a Russian émigré—Molkho begins to find the real element that was missing in his life was not romance, but his own will. An absurd, tragic, humorous, and hopeful meditation on love, marriage, and the quiet struggles of average Israeli lives, Five Seasons “reconfirms [A. B. Yehoshua’s] status as a shrewd analyst of domestic ordeals” (Publishers Weekly).


Author:Susan Torricellas

Publisher:Balboa Press


Total Pages:112



Books Description:

The book shows Susan's love of nature and the hope and help it has given her after the death of her husband. Some of the poems were written from 2012 to 2020. She feels inspired and content watching the cows across the road and sitting by the creek that flows through her property. Nature poems has helped her throughout her life it gives her a sense of peace.


Author:Nooshan Shekarabi



Total Pages:186



Books Description:

The poems in this volume chronicle my personal growth both as a poetess as well as an Iranian-American woman experiencing the dynamics of becoming middle-aged. The poems are raw and intensely honest. The first and second volumes of Seasons are also present in volume three in descending order. The narrative of my work is one of love and hope, and a celebration of the emotional connection and unity in the life experiences which shape us as adults. In every poem, you will find the common thread of love realized, as the title of this volume implies. In every poem, you may find a fragment of yourself in an intricate detail or some nostalgia in the emotion it evokes.

Granting the Seasons

Author:Nathan Sivin

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media


Total Pages:664



Books Description:

China’s most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. For two thousand years, a fundamental ritual of government was the emperor’s “granting the seasons” to his people at the New Year by issuing an almanac containing an accurate lunisolar calendar. The high point of this tradition was the “Season-granting system” (Shou-shih li, 1280). Its treatise records detailed instructions for computing eclipses of the sun and moon and motions of the planets, based on a rich archive of observations, some ancient and some new. Sivin, the West’s leading scholar of the Chinese sciences, not only recreates the project’s cultural, political, bureaucratic, and personal dimensions, but translates the extensive treatise and explains every procedure in minimally technical language. The book contains many tables, illustrations, and aids to reference. It is clearly written for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental role of science in Chinese history. There is no comparable study of state science in any other early civilization.

Let's Explore the Seasons!

Author:Nicole Horning

Publisher:Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC


Total Pages:24



Books Description:

Learning about the seasons is an essential part of early Earth science curricula, and it's also a great way to connect science to tangible changes in the world around us. Through the informative narrative and full-color photographs that fill the pages of this accessible guide to the four seasons, readers gain a deeper understanding of the many natural changes that come with each season. They'll learn why the earth has seasons and how the changing of seasons affects Earth's animals, plants, and people.

The Reason for the Seasons

Author:Ellie Peterson



Total Pages:40



Books Description:

We all know there are four seasons in a year. But HOW do we know? Join intrepid young scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus on a journey around the world as she explains with humor and wit how we know what causes the seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- we all have a favorite season. But what makes the seasons happen in the first place? Ellie Peterson's clear, concise language and bold, kid-friendly illustrations bring science to life through narrator Joulia Copernicus, a strong and adventurous kid scientist. Kids will laugh while learning at the same time about the science behind the changing of the seasons throughout the year.

Growing with the Seasons

Author:Frank Giannangelo,Vicky Giannangelo

Publisher:Sunstone Press


Total Pages:208



Books Description:

"Growing With The Seasons" gives many tools and plans for the garden, but lets the reader assemble them as they want and need, traveling the roads of personal discovery, reaching a fruition that is productive, satisfying, and universal.

Bibury Seasons

Author:Ray Lipscombe

Publisher:Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks


Total Pages:74



Books Description:

The stunning village of Bibury in Gloucestershire has always been a real jewel in the Cotswold crown and 'Bibury Seasons' with 88 pages of beautiful landscape images spanning all 4 seasons takes you on an intimate photographic journey throughout the year to help show you why. Produced in English and Japanese it makes an ideal gift for anyone who wants to relive memories of a past visit or looking forward to a visit in the future or who is simply interested in the charm of the English Cotswolds.


Author:Frances Julia

Publisher:Dorrance Publishing


Total Pages:30



Books Description:

Seasons By: Frances Julia No matter what life throws at you, there is hope through it all, hold on to your faith in Jesus Christ, keep your eyes focused on him and you will see the light. Know that we are the children of the most high God and we will not be defeated. Based on personal experience and life lessons, this is the message of Seasons, Frances Julia’s collection of inspirational poetry.