The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062285785

Total Pages:128

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When Sarah came to the prairie, Anna and her brother Caleb worried that she would not stay and be their new mother. But Sarah fell in love with Caleb and Anna, and with their father, Jacob. Together they became a family. Jacob is a man of the land but for Sarah, the prairie isn't yet her home. So when a drought threatens to devastate their way of life, Jacob must save the farm. But the children go back to the home Sarah knew first, Maine, where there is family and an ocean. But will they ever be a family again on the prairie?

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Skylark

Author:Dezso Kosztolanyi

Publisher:New York Review of Books

ISBN:159017402X

Total Pages:240

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It is 1900, give or take a few years. The Vajkays—call them Mother and Father—live in Sárszeg, a dead-end burg in the provincial heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Father retired some years ago to devote his days to genealogical research and quaint questions of heraldry. Mother keeps house. Both are utterly enthralled with their daughter, Skylark. Unintelligent, unimaginative, unattractive, and unmarried, Skylark cooks and sews for her parents and anchors the unremitting tedium of their lives. Now Skylark is going away, for one week only, it’s true, but a week that yawns endlessly for her parents. What will they do? Before they know it, they are eating at restaurants, reconnecting with old friends, attending the theater. And this is just a prelude to Father’s night out at the Panther Club, about which the less said the better. Drunk, in the light of dawn Father surprises himself and Mother with his true, buried, unspeakable feelings about Skylark. Then, Skylark is back. Is there a world beyond the daily grind and life's creeping disappointments? Kosztolányi’s crystalline prose, perfect comic timing, and profound human sympathy conjure up a tantalizing beauty that lies on the far side of the irredeemably ordinary. To that extent, Skylark is nothing less than a magical book.

Skylark

Author:Philip Furia

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466819235

Total Pages:320

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Skylark is the story of the tormented but glorious life and career of Johnny Mercer, and the first biography of this enormously popular and influential lyricist. Raised in Savannah, Mercer brought a quintessentially southern style to both his life in New York and to his lyrics, which often evoked the landscapes and mood of his youth ("Moon River", "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"). Mercer also absorbed the music of southern blacks--the lullabies his nurse sang to him as a baby and the spirituals that poured out of Savannah's churches-and that cool smooth lyrical style informed some of his greatest songs, such as "That Old Black Magic". Part of a golden guild whose members included Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, Mercer took Hollywood by storm in the midst of the Great Depression. Putting words to some of the most famous tunes of the time, he wrote one hit after another, from "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" to "Jeepers Creepers" and "Hooray for Hollywood." But it was also in Hollywood that Mercer's dark underside emerged. Sober, he was a kind, generous and at times even noble southern gentleman; when he drank, Mercer tore into friends and strangers alike with vicious abuse. Mercer's wife Ginger, whom he'd bested Bing Crosby to win, suffered the cruelest attacks; Mercer would even improvise cutting lyrics about her at parties. During World War II, Mercer served as Americas's troubadour, turning out such uplifting songs as "My Shining Hour" and "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive." He also helped create Capitol Records, the first major West Coast recording company, where he discovered many talented singers, including Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole. During this period, he also began an intense affair with Judy Garland, which rekindled time and again for the rest of their lives. Although they never found happiness together, Garland became Mercer's muse and inspired some of his most sensuous and heartbreaking lyrics: "Blues in the Night," "One for My Baby," and "Come Rain or Come Shine." Mercer amassed a catalog of over a thousand songs and during some years had a song in the Top Ten every week of the year--the songwriting equivalent of Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak--but was plagued by a sense of failure and bitterness over the big Broadway hit that seemed forever out of reach. Based on scores of interviews with friends, family and colleagues, and drawing extensively on Johnny Mercer's letters, papers and his unpublished autobiography, Skylark is an important book about one of the great and dramatic characters in 20th century popular music.

Skylark

Author:Meagan Spooner

Publisher:Carolrhoda Lab ®

ISBN:1467731293

Total Pages:344

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Lark Ainsley has yearned to become an adult by having her magical energy harvested, but when she is finally chosen a special talent is revealed and, rather than become a human battery powering the dome that protects humanity, she escapes hoping to find the Iron Wood, a wilderness rumored to be inhabited by others like herself.

Song of the Skylark

Author:Erica James

Publisher:Orion

ISBN:1409159582

Total Pages:400

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Lizzie has an unfortunate knack for attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss at the radio station where she works leads directly to losing her job, and with no money in the bank she's forced to swallow her pride and return home to her parents. As if that wasn't bad enough, her mother finds her work at the local care home for the elderly, and it's there that Lizzie meets Mrs Dallimore. In her nineties, Mrs Dallimore also finds herself in a situation which she's reluctantly coming to terms with. Old age has finally caught up with her, and with her life drawing to a close she gives in to the temptation to relive the past by sharing it with Lizzie. She tells Lizzie of the day when, as a young girl, and shortly before the outbreak of World War II, she left her home in America to cross the Atlantic to England where she hoped to meet her English grandparents for the first time. At best she hoped for a family reconciliation, but before long her visit turned into so much more. As Lizzie listens to Mrs Dallimore's story, she begins to realize that she's not the only person to attract bad luck, or make mistakes, and maybe things aren't so bad for her after all . . .

Skylark

Author:Aspen Anders

Publisher:Siren-BookStrand

ISBN:1619261383

Total Pages:N.A

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[Siren Allure: Erotic Historical Romance] Meet the beauty who captivates the hearts and bodies of three men. Skylark Katie Yancey was born in a brothel. Once orphaned, she began a life as a Mississippi boat gambler. She was swept off her feet by Danville, who became her husband. He is impotent and cannot give her the child he knows she wants, so he arranges for two of his friends, Monty and Emmett, to help him impregnate her. She agrees—and soon grows to enjoy the attentions of the other men. Danville’s plan backfires as jealousy finally drives them apart, along with the help of a vicious woman who has always hated Skylark with an all-consuming jealousy. This is a poignant tale of lust, murder, and deceit, but above all, it is a story of love. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Skylark Coursebook – 8 VRApp

Author:Mini Joseph & Hilda Peacock

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:9325986094

Total Pages:N.A

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Skylark is a multi-skill based series of coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. It caters to the needs of the learners and the facilitators of the English language through its approach—teaching language through literature. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless, seamless and engrossing for the learners.

Skylark

Author:Jo Beverley

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101118458

Total Pages:384

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She'd risk everything to save her son. He'd risk everything for a second chance...Not a day has gone by without Stephen Ball thinking of the alluring girl who stole his heart and then married another. Now that Lady Laura Skylark needs his help, he plans to protect her son-and then seize the fiery passion that still burns between them. As Laura and Stephen embark on a daring quest, they will find themselves on a dangerous journey into their most secret and sensual desires...

Skylark

Author:Sara Cassidy

Publisher:Orca Book Publishers

ISBN:1459805933

Total Pages:136

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Angie lives in an old car with her brother and mother. Homeless after their father left to find work, the family struggles to stay together and live as normally as possible. It is difficult though. Between avoiding the police and finding new places to park each night, it is a constant struggle. When Angie discovers slam poetry, she finds a new way to express herself and find meaning and comfort in a confusing world.

Skylark Coursebook – 4

Author:Debahuti Das & Sumita Banerjea

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:9325986051

Total Pages:N.A

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Skylark is a multi-skill based series of coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. It caters to the needs of the learners and the facilitators of the English language through its approach—teaching language through literature. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless, seamless and engrossing for the learners.

Skylark Coursebook – 5

Author:Sonia Dhir & Sumita Banerjea

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:932598606X

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1989

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Skylark is a multi-skill based series of coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. It caters to the needs of the learners and the facilitators of the English language through its approach—teaching language through literature. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless, seamless and engrossing for the learners.

Skylark Coursebook – 3

Author:Debahuti Das & Sumita Banerjea

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:9325986043

Total Pages:N.A

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Skylark is a multi-skill based series of coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. It caters to the needs of the learners and the facilitators of the English language through its approach—teaching language through literature. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless, seamless and engrossing for the learners.

Skylark Coursebook – 6 VRApp

Author:Sonia Dhir & Sumita Banerjea

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:9325986078

Total Pages:N.A

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Skylark is a multi-skill based series of coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. It caters to the needs of the learners and the facilitators of the English language through its approach—teaching language through literature. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless, seamless and engrossing for the learners.

Skylark

Author:Jenny Pattrick

Publisher:Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN:1869798058

Total Pages:336

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A lively, unconventional love story set amid real figures from nineteenth-century theatre, from the author of the best-selling The Denniston Rose. The little French girl, Lily Alouette, was singing and dancing almost as soon as she could walk, and performing became as much a part of her as breathing. When she is left an orphan in an unfamiliar country after her parents have emigrated to the goldfields, it is performing in a circus that offers survival. Later she takes to the stage in both Australia and New Zealand, which is where she attracts the attention of two men. One is the faithful Jack Lacey; the other is the renowned pirate Bully Hayes. While Jack has to compete with both Bully and the theatre to win Lily's attention, Lily finds she must share Jack, too. This lively, unconventional love story is set amid real figures from nineteenth-century theatre, giving a vivid and entertaining picture of the life of actors and circus performers, of gold miners, of horse breeders, of colonial settlers. Filtered through a unique and intriguing narrative, it is page-turning, heart-warming and full of surprises.

Horses Of Half Moon Ranch: 17: Skylark

Author:Jenny Oldfield

Publisher:Hachette Children\'s

ISBN:1444905791

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1956

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A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range... Kirstie is pleased that Skylark and her foal Hummingbird become the favourite subject of artist Leon Powell during his visit to Half-Moon Ranch. But tragedy strikes when a freak snowstorm traps the bay mare and her foal freezes to death. An outraged Powell sets about exposing the Scotts for their 'cruelty'. But Matt Scott isn't convinced that Hummingbird's death was quite so clear-cut. Meanwhile, poor Skylark pines for her dead foal...

The Skylark

Author:Paul Donald

Publisher:A&C Black

ISBN:1408128195

Total Pages:264

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The Skylark is one of Britain's most popular and inspirational birds, and in recent years it has also been one of the most newsworthy. The species' population has plummeted as a consequence of changes in farming practice, and the RSPB has launched a major research and fund-raising campaign to save the 'blithe spirit' from further decline. This book looks at all aspects of the life of the Skylark, from its biology, migratory patterns, breeding behaviour and habitat requirements, to its role in legend and folklore. It also discusses its recent rapid decline which has led to the species being placed on the top-priority 'red list' of Birds of Conservation Concern by the leading governmental and non-governmental conservation organisations in the UK. Three closely related species, Oriental and Japanese Skylarks and the enigmatic Raso Lark are also discussed.

Skylark

Author:Sheila Simonson

Publisher:Uncial Press

ISBN:1601741286

Total Pages:419

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Lark Dodge, proprietor of Larkspur Books, is in London at a booksellers convention when she is ensnared in the murder of a newfound friend.

The Skylark of Space

Author:E. E. "Doc" Smith

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1528781619

Total Pages:279

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This is a classic science fiction novel by Edward Elmer Smith ("Doc Smith"). 'They were four of the greatest minds in the Universe: Two men, two women, lost in an experimental spaceship billions of parsecs from home. And as they mentally charted the Cosmos to find their way back to earth, their own loves and hates were as startling as the worlds they encountered.' This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.

Dawn of the Skylark

Author:Ann Elizabeth Horrego

Publisher:Author House

ISBN:1481701630

Total Pages:140

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This suspense novel is a story that deals with revenge, betrayal, murder, and overcoming challenges when you have nothing left to lose. The main character must learn to tap into the strength from within to gain enough power to survive. Addison learns that it is not self love that gives us strength but the most powerful force to help overcome any challenge is the love we have for each other. The challenges faced by the main character in this book transcend gender, culture and political boundaries. This book is written in a manner that allows the reader to have as intimate of a reading experience as possible. In order to try to survive, Addison must develop a keener sense of appreciation for all things great and small.

Skylark Three

Author:E.E. 'Doc' Smith

Publisher:Gateway

ISBN:0575122684

Total Pages:207

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In this exhilarating sequel to The Skylark of Space, momentous danger again stalks genius inventor and interplanetary adventurer Dr. Richard Seaton. Seaton's allies on the planet Kondal are suffering devastating attacks by the forces of the Third Planet. Even worse, the menacing and contemptuous Fenachrones are threatening to conquer the galaxy and wipe out all who oppose them. And don't forget the dastardly machinations of Seaton's arch-nemesis, DuQuesne, who embarks on a nefarious mission of his own. Against such vile foes and impossible odds, how is victory possible?