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Growing up in Siberia, wild, unforgiving, raw, Nina Markova dreams of flight and flying, and fleeing the life she has endured.
Ian Graham has fought in World War II, seen the Nuremburg Trials as a journalist and decided to stop writing and search for war criminals.
Jordan McBride is a post war teenager dreaming of being a photographer. Her fathers owns an antique store in Boston and has remarried. This new German bride is both welcomed and under Jordan’s microscope.
With an artful use of flashbacks, Kate Quinn reveals Nina Markova’s past, Ian Graham’s search and Jordan’s suspicions and revelations to bring us the uncovering of The Huntress - Kate Quinn’s novel propels us toward an exciting and unexpected end.
Ian Rankin brings his much loved character, John Rebus, back into action, even though he is retired, with his latest crime novel.
John Rebus, retired, is brought back for this murder mystery that has repercussions from a cold case Rebus and his colleagues where involved in.
Now ten years old, a case is revisited when a body is found in an abandoned car on a farm.
Siobhan Clarke, a Rebus protégé, heads the new investigation. She leans on Rebus for information that might have been left out of the case files, plus his relations with some of Edinburgh’s crime lords.
Revelations ensue both in the police forces investigation and the crime kingpins that were suspected but never proven guilty.
A close knit, fast paced. Gritty mystery rekindles a much loved character thought left out to pasture.
Her world is collapsing. Not because of knowledge of the Twin Towers coming down. No, Deja’s world has turned upside down by moving to a new apartment, a new neighborhood, a new school with new friends to make. The worst is her dad is sad, sick, withdrawn from her. A new school project setup to find out about the collapse of the Twin Towers brings light to the world in which Deja has left and the new one she has entered.
An engaging novel by the insightful author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Names were withheld in writing this story to protect the integrity of cats and the embarrassment of the owner. And said owner find five may not be the final step.
An informative and fascinating look at the art and history of falconry by one who has practiced it.
Fun, colorful illustrations introduce the reader to a variety of our feathered friends from morning until night.
A tennis rivalry that stretched decades. Fierce, competitive, tenacious. From two separate countries, free and communist. And within all that they became and remain close friends.
A concise and conscientious look at native (and some nonnative) plant species beneficial to bees, butterflies and pollinators. Hayes gives us lists for perennials,worthy weeds, and water tolerant plants. The book covers a rich selection of plants as well as habitat information. In worthy weeds list we have dandelion, great mullein, wild mustard and mentioning if you are concerned about there spreading she gives us a heads up on cutting that short. Blazing star, Globe thistle and Turtle-head give us some examples of perennials to encourage pollinators. The English and Latin names are given affording the gardener and garden center accurate information for acquiring the proper plant. Habitat housing and health are all covered to provide the bees a high degree of success. Along with the above, trees, herbs, and shrubs are included to add diversity for your landscape and a variety of food sources for the bees. Shelters, fun facts, dry sites of wet environments are covered. This is a thorough look at keeping the pollinator population happy and healthy.
The main plan for this book is discuss the aspects of the growing environment that exists in the Northeast. Soil, temperature, pests and diseases are a few of the topics met. Keys gives us a means to improve the soil condition with recommendations, and by providing a healthy soil ensures healthy plant life which will combat insects and diseases; and gives guiding steps to warding off animals that might otherwise eat the bounty we have worked hard to grow.There are useful lists to eliminate the invasive plant materials and some suggestions for replacement plants. Also, he touches on beneficial insects that will help keep order and health in the planted world. Keys gives us information on bee colony collapse disorder that is killing our honey bees and the chemicals pesticides have that cause the harm. To round it out he gives us a useful reading list for continued information gathering.