Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 363
  • Relase : 2022-10-18
  • ISBN : 9780063251991

Demon Copperhead Book Review:

An Instant New York Times bestseller A #1 Washington Post Bestseller A #1 Indie Bestseller An Oprah’s Book Club Selection Instant Wall Street Journal bestseller "Demon is a voice for the ages—akin to Huck Finn or Holden Caulfield—only even more resilient. I’m crazy about this book, which parses the epidemic in a beautiful and intimate new way. I think it’s her best.” —Beth Macy, author of Dopesick "Demon Copperhead may be the best novel of 2022...Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the story of an irrepressible boy nobody wants, but readers will love…. Kingsolver's best demonstration yet of a novel’s ability to simultaneously entertain and move and plead for reform.” (Ron Charles, Washington Post) “An Appalachian David Copperfield...Demon Copperhead reimagines Dickens’s story in a modern-day rural America contending with poverty and opioid addiction.” —New York Times From the author of Unsheltered and Flight Behavior, a brilliant novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero’s unforgettable journey to maturity. “Anyone will tell you the born of this world are marked from the get-out, win or lose.” Demon Copperhead is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It’s the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities. Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens’ anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can’t imagine leaving behind.

Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2022-10-18
  • ISBN : 0063251922

Demon Copperhead Book Review:

"Kingsolver is a writer who can help us understand and navigate the chaos of these times." --Minneapolis Star Tribune From the New York Times bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behavior, a brilliant novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero's unforgettable journey to maturity. "Anyone will tell you the born of this world are marked from the get-out, win or lose." Demon Copperhead is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It's the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities. Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.

Flight Behaviour

Flight Behaviour
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 486
  • Relase : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780571290796

Flight Behaviour Book Review:

** NOW INCLUDES THE FIRST CHAPTER OF DEMON COPPERHEAD: THE NEW BARBARA KINGSOLVER NOVEL ** ** DEMON COPPERHEAD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW ** 'Lyrical, socially engaged and passionate.' Sunday Times 'There are many moments of lightness ... and of great beauty, too.' Independent 'A compelling plot with lyrical passages and flashes of humour.' Sunday Telegraph Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change by global bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2010. "The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked. The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky." On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change. Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies. Flight Behaviour has featured on the NY Times bestseller list and is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet.

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 418
  • Relase : 2011-09-15
  • ISBN : 9780571283286

Pigs in Heaven Book Review:

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2011-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780571283309

High Tide in Tucson Book Review:

With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review

The American Stud Book

The American Stud Book
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 882
  • Relase : 1924
  • ISBN : UCD:31175012173541

The American Stud Book Book Review:

Containing full pedigree of all the imported thorough-bred stallions and mares, with their produce.

Iowa, the Promised of the Prophets

Iowa, the Promised of the Prophets
  • Author : Leonard Brown
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 1884
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B798763

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Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol. 3

Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol. 3
  • Author : Jim Zub
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2016-02-03
  • ISBN : 9781632157980

Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol. 3 Book Review:

The fan favorite SKULLKICKERS story concludes in this gorgeous oversized deluxe edition collecting the fifth and sixth story arcs along with lots of spiffy extras and rarities. Collects SKULLKICKERS #24-34.

Copperhead Gore

Copperhead Gore
  • Author : Benjamin Wood
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780253347374

Copperhead Gore Book Review:

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin has often been cited for its galvanizing effect on anti-slavery opposition in the years before the American Civil War. Southern sympathizers in the North (known as Copperheads) never came close to producing anything that matched its influence. One of the more interesting attempts was Fort Lafayette; or, Love and Secession (1862). The novel—which features liberal doses of love and lust, intrigue and violence, loyalty and death—is by no means great literature. It does, however, lay claim to being the only pacifist novel of the Civil War. Wood hoped to persuade his readers of the moral wrong, the folly, and the dangers to republican government of the war in which the country was engaged. The novel underscores the deep connections between Americans on both sides of the sectional conflict, the pain of their severance, and the suffering brought about by war. For this reissue, Menahem Blondheim has provided a detailed introduction to the novel, the politics of the era, and Wood's life and career. Two of Wood's Congressional speeches are also included.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2019

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2019
  • Author : Harris M. Lentz III
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 2020-10-28
  • ISBN : 9781476640594

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2019 Book Review:

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2019, including television icon Doris Day, iconic novelist Toni Morrison, groundbreaking director John Singleton, Broadway starlet Carol Channing and lovable Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2019 are included in this edition. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.

The Copperhead Catechism. For the Instruction of Such Politicians as are of Tender Years. Carefully Compiled by Divers Learned and Designing Men. Authorized and with Admonitions by Fernando the Gothamite, High Priest of the Order of Copperheads [i.e. Fernando Wood]. [A Political Satire.]

The Copperhead Catechism. For the Instruction of Such Politicians as are of Tender Years. Carefully Compiled by Divers Learned and Designing Men. Authorized and with Admonitions by Fernando the Gothamite, High Priest of the Order of Copperheads [i.e. Fernando Wood]. [A Political Satire.]
  • Author : COPPERHEAD CATECHISM.
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 30
  • Relase : 1864
  • ISBN : BL:A0023272264

The Copperhead Catechism. For the Instruction of Such Politicians as are of Tender Years. Carefully Compiled by Divers Learned and Designing Men. Authorized and with Admonitions by Fernando the Gothamite, High Priest of the Order of Copperheads [i.e. Fernando Wood]. [A Political Satire.] Book Review:

Rattlesnakes and Copperheads

Rattlesnakes and Copperheads
  • Author : Vindex (pseud.)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 1863
  • ISBN : UOM:39015088257327

Rattlesnakes and Copperheads Book Review:

Demons!

Demons!
  • Author : Gardner Dozois,Jack Dann
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2013-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781625791108

Demons! Book Review:

Fantastic tales of devilish delights. A collection of fourteen fantastic and frightening tales from such renowned writers as Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, and Jack Vance, featuring worlds inhabited by darkness, wicked devils, dark tords, playful imps, and shapechangers. "The Willow Platform" by Joseph Payne Brennan "The Night of White Bhairab" by Lucius Shepard "The Mangler" by Stephen King "The Last Demon" by Isaac Bashevis Singer "The Golden Rope" by Tanith Lee "Basileus" by Robert Silverberg "Twilla" by Tom Reamy "The Purple Pterodactyls" by L. Sprague de Camp "Goslin Day" by Avram Davidson "Nellthu" by Anthony Boucher "Snulbug" by Anthony Boucher "One Other" by Manly Wade Wellman "An Ornament to His Profession" by Charles L. Harness At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Demon Spring: Books 1-3

Demon Spring: Books 1-3
  • Author : S. Usher Evans
  • Publisher : Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781945438387

Demon Spring: Books 1-3 Book Review:

From award-winning author S. Usher Evans comes a brilliant urban fantasy series about a demon hunter struggling to reclaim the man he once was and the demon who might just save him. Fans of Jim Butcher and Kim Harrison will enjoy this unique take on overcoming demons - both real and imagined. Demons are real - and walk amongst us every day. At the International Coalition for Demon Management, agent Jack Grenard knows this better than most. The scion of a demon hunting family, his career was on an upward trajectory until demons brutally murdered his wife. Three years later, he's restarting his life in Atlanta with his partner Cam, dealing with low-level demonic lords and keeping the peace. But looming in the distance is Demon Spring, the breaking of the barrier between our world and the demonic one that occurs every four years. No one knows when or where it will occur exactly, but the unlucky city will be ravaged for a fortnight by monsters and mayhem. Jack has it on good authority that the schism will occur far from Atlanta - that is, until he comes across a human-saving demon who seems to be keeping a secret. She's enigmatic and dangerous, but Jack is inexplicably drawn to her. But as the days tick closer to Demon Spring, Jack wonders if she's simply a distraction or something much more deadly. Get swept away in an intricate world of monsters and mayhem that RT Reviews calls, "a brilliant start to a promising urban fantasy series." Content warnings for adult situations, violence, domestic abuse, and depression/suicide. The Demon Spring Series Demon Spring Trilogy Resurgence Revival Redemption Demon Fall Trilogy Reawakening Resurrection Reclamation Praise for the Demon Spring Series ★★★★★ "As good or better than most of the urban fantasy you'll find on [the bestseller lists]" - Robyn Bennis, author of The Guns Above ★★★★★ "Perfect blend between urban fantasy and real life struggles." - Chelsea Coats, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "The personal and professional drama of the main character drew one in and set the reader up for fascinating read with an explosive ending." - Kristin W., Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "It is very easy to get sucked into the Demon Spring world and I can’t wait to crack open the second in the series." - Katrina M., Goodreads Reviewer Topics: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Norse Mythology, Vikings, Wizards, Witches, Shifters, Vampires, Thor, Loki, Freya, Gods, goddesses, Fantasy, Adult Fantasy, tough woman, Viking folklore, folklore, myth, mythology, fantasy paranormal, fantasy books, fantasy books, myths & legends, magic, free magic book, divine, supernatural, legacy, dark fantasy, dark, evil spirits, supernatural suspense, demon slayer, demon hunter, government demon hunter, government demon slayer, UF, UF with demons, UF with monsters, agent demon hunter, urban fantasy boxed set, urban fantasy anthology, paranormal boxed set, paranormal box set, urban fantasy box set

Devil Bones

Devil Bones
  • Author : Kathy Reichs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 421
  • Relase : 2009-06-23
  • ISBN : 9781416525660

Devil Bones Book Review:

When a plumber discovers the remains of a murdered girl and various dark religious objects in the cellar of a client's house, Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate the case. Reprint.

Ministering Graciously to the Gay and Lesbian Community

Ministering Graciously to the Gay and Lesbian Community
  • Author : Brian Keith Williams
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Pages : 457
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780768422689

Ministering Graciously to the Gay and Lesbian Community Book Review:

Helps you understand what will enable those individuals who are entrenched in what is called an 'alternative' lifestyle to find a path of peace in the recovery of their soul and self-esteem. Educate those who want to learn, to relate and to understand in order to genuinely minister graciously to the gay and lesbian community, whether they be family, friends, or fellow church members. Equip the reader with the information to gently and lovingly apply the oil of God's Spirit and the wine of God's love.

Unsheltered

Unsheltered
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780062684745

Unsheltered Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year (2018) by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men. Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.

A Devil's Dictionary

A Devil's Dictionary
  • Author : Wayne Kyle Spitzer
  • Publisher : Hobb's End Books
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2019-07-30
  • ISBN :

A Devil's Dictionary Book Review:

An omnibus of science-fiction, fantasy and horror stories from Wayne Kyle Spitzer, author of the Witch Doctor and Dinosaur Apocalypse series ... It is raining. That’s the first thing I notice, the first thing that tells me I am no longer in the cockpit. The second is that I’m bleeding—bleeding from the leg, which is making it difficult to press the attack. The third is that I’m dying—as is my opponent—dying beneath a blood red sky. “It is finished,” he says, stumbling forward and back—his blood flowing freely, his hair matted in sweat. “Look at you! Your broadsword is shattered. Your armor is compromised. Why is it you continue?” But I do not know why I continue—only that I was a Crash Diver once and will be so again, and so must face the vision, endure its consequences. Endure them so that future generations may bridge the gulf of galaxies! At last I say: “Are you better off? We die together, Sir Aglovere. Surely you—”But I am baffled by my own voice, so familiar and yet strange, and by my own words, which have materialized from nowhere. And then he is charging, hacking at me wildly, and I am forced back along the hedgerow: until I lose my footing over a protruding root and topple headlong into the mud and bramble—whereupon my opponent falls on what’s left of my sword and is promptly run through, his entrails unspooling like loops of linked sausage and his eyes turning to empty glass. At length he says, “We kill ourselves,” and laughs, even as I push him off me. And then we just lay there, staring at the sky, neither of us saying anything, as our blood pools together and spirals down the slope. As the clouds continue to rumble—pouring rain into our dying eyes.

The Devil Drives a '66

The Devil Drives a '66
  • Author : Wayne Kyle Spitzer
  • Publisher : Hobb's End Books
  • Pages : 145
  • Relase : 2019-04-29
  • ISBN :

The Devil Drives a '66 Book Review:

That’s when I really noticed it, the fact that the landscape immediately around the car had changed; that it had—reverted, somehow. I can only describe what I saw, which was that none of the vehicles at the light could have been newer than a ’66, and that the light itself looked decidedly retro, decidedly quaint, at least compared to the one only a block away. More, the storefronts alongside had changed, so that a Kinney Shoe Store now stood where a Taco Bell had just been, and a Woolworth had replaced an Indy Food Mart. Likewise, the pedestrians had changed—yoga pants giving way to miniskirts, athletic shoes giving way to go-go boots and winklepickers, short hair giving way to long. And it was as I observed these things that I noticed something else—the Stingray’s reflection in the Woolworth’s front windows, or rather, the reflection of something which was not the Stingray but which stood—hovered—in its place: a long, translucent, green-black thing, like an enormous wine decanter, only laid on its side, which glowed slightly from within its bulbous body and seemed to warp the very air around it, to bend it, to curl it like burnt paper.

War Is All Hell

War Is All Hell
  • Author : Edward J. Blum,John H. Matsui
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-05-28
  • ISBN : 9780812299526

War Is All Hell Book Review:

During his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln expressed hope that the "better angels of our nature" would prevail as war loomed. He was wrong. The better angels did not, but for many Americans, the evil ones did. War Is All Hell peers into the world of devils, demons, Satan, and hell during the era of the American Civil War. It charts how African Americans and abolitionists compared slavery to hell, how Unionists rendered Confederate secession illegal by linking it to Satan, and how many Civil War soldiers came to understand themselves as living in hellish circumstances. War Is All Hell also examines how many Americans used evil to advance their own agendas. Sometimes literally, oftentimes figuratively, the agents of hell and hell itself became central means for many Americans to understand themselves and those around them, to legitimate their viewpoints and actions, and to challenge those of others. Many who opposed emancipation did so by casting Abraham Lincoln as the devil incarnate. Those who wished to pursue harsher war measures encouraged their soldiers to "fight like devils." And finally, after the war, when white men desired to stop genuine justice, they terrorized African Americans by dressing up as demons. A combination of religious, political, cultural, and military history, War Is All Hell illuminates why, after the war, one of its leading generals described it as "all hell."