A Slice of the Moon

Because of the potato me and my family left our home and travelled 6,000 miles to find a new life .

Author: Sandi Toksvig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448121502

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Because of the potato me and my family left our home and travelled 6,000 miles to find a new life . . . Slim Hannigan and her family are poor but happy. Theirs is a life filled with love and laughter - and a pet pig called Hamlet. But things change overnight, and suddenly they find themselves facing hunger and danger like they have never known . . . So they leave their village in Ireland to journey to America where, they hope, family and fortune await them. Slim soon finds herself living a life that feels just like one of those far-fetched stories her Da has always told. Can one brave girl keep her family together no matter what is thrown at them . . . ?

A Slice of the Watermelon Moon

"A Slice of the Watermelon Moon" is an intimate portrayal of August, the rough Jewish trucker from West Virginia and Cecil, a schizophrenic writer raised on a small family farm and living in Athens, GA. It's an unusual, authentic Southern ...

Author: Daniel Wesley Williams


ISBN: 0692838287

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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"A Slice of the Watermelon Moon" is an intimate portrayal of August, the rough Jewish trucker from West Virginia and Cecil, a schizophrenic writer raised on a small family farm and living in Athens, GA. It's an unusual, authentic southern "Slice" of time. The visiting friends that show up at the party barn are at once down to earth and hilarious. August's handmade cabin in Grayberry, Georgia is the central location for a love affair that spanned several moon filled years in the Deep South. Each vignette, gathered from present to past, carries the reader on a quirky journey that's as real as a personal diary. The author invites you to look through the cabin window at this secret and scandalous relationship in the tall pine groves of rural Georgia.

A Slice of the Good Life

Some gardeners believe that the moon plays a vital role in plant growth and
development too. They hold that the moon's gravitational pull, to which scientists
attribute the rise and fall of the Earth's oceans, also affects the Earth's water table,

Author: Sheherazade Goldsmith

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405364058

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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Find out how to live a more organic life with this new edition, now in ebook format. Bake bread, start a wormery, shop locally, plant a tree - find out how to get closer to the earth and live a more organic life, without going the whole hog. Discover 80 simple, eco projects you can dip in and out of, from growing salad on your window-sill, to collecting rainwater. Pick up what you need using the directory of useful organic stockists and websites, then choose a project to suit your pocket and lifestyle. You don't need a garden, special equipment, or even much time. Edited by Sheherazade Goldsmith.

Western Electric

Though just a slice of the moon was visible, she recited the names of her favorite
landmarks: "Mare Humorum, Mare Imbrium, Mare Nostrum, the Sea of Tranquility.
Just lovely tonight." She took a pad and pencil from inside her coat Cynthia ...

Author: Don Zancanella

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587292610

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

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A study of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and Billy Budd, drawing on the work of theorists such as Heinz Kohut, Silvan Tomkins, and Donald Nathanson to challenge to contemporary reliance on an often abstract poststructuralist model of psychoanalysis. For those interested in Melville's work and in psychoanalytic and psychological approaches to literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The No More Night Mares

His lead mare, Moonbeam, a pale and dusty palomino with a blaze that looked
like a slice of the moon, had a foal named Moonshadow that looked just like
Eclipse. Moonshadow followed his mother everywhere, mimicking her every trot
and ...

Author: Dawn Van Zant

Publisher: Wild Heart Ranch

ISBN: 0976176815

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Young and old alike will love this tale of a mythical herd of mares destined to light up the night sky.

Hidden Moon

It was too dark to see his face; there was only a slice of moon and no lights this
far away from the main road. A minute later, the door opened again, and the
woman in the yellow dress stepped out. She looked up and down the street,
started to ...

Author: James Church

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429936729

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church introduced readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear on page in years--the elusive Inspector O. The stunning mystery was named one of the best mystery/thrillers of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune for its beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a terrain Church knows by heart. And now the Inspector is back. In Hidden Moon, Inspector O returns from a mission abroad to find his new police commander waiting at his office door. There has been a bank robbery--the first ever in Pyongyang--and the commander demands action, and quickly. But is this urgency for real? Somewhere, someone in the North Korean leadership doesn't want Inspector O to complete his investigation. And why not? What if the robbery leads to the highest levels of the regime? What if power, not a need for cash, is the real reason behind the heist at the Gold Star Bank? Given a choice, this isn't a trail a detective in the Pyongyang police would want to follow all the way to the end, even a trail marked with monogrammed silk stockings. "I'm not sure I know where the bank is," is O's laconic observation as the warning bells go off in his head. A Scottish policeman sent to provide security for a visiting British official, a sultry Kazakh bank manager, and a mournful fellow detective all combine to put O in the middle of a spiderweb of conspiracies that becomes more tangled, and dangerous, the more he pulls on the threads. Once again, as he did in A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church opens a window onto a society where nothing is quite as it seems. The story serves as the reader's flashlight, illuminating a place that outsiders imagine is always dark and too far away to know. Church's descriptions of the country and its people are spare and starkly beautiful; the dialogue is lean, every thought weighed and measured before it is spoken. Not a word is wasted, because in this place no one can afford to be misunderstood. Critical Acclaim for A Corpse in the Koryo "A Corpse in the Koryo is a crackling good mystery novel, filled with unusual characters involved in a complex plot that keeps you guessing to the end." --Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post "The best unclassified account of how North Korea works and why it has survived . . . This novel should be required bedtime reading for President Bush and his national security team." --Peter Hayes, executive director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development "A new offering that reminds you of why you started reading mysteries and thrillers in the first place." --Chicago Tribune "What's perhaps most remarkable---and appealing---about A Corpse in the Koryo is the tremendously clever complexity (and deceptions) of the plot. The reader is left to marvel at the author's ability to keep his readers on their intellectual toes for almost three hundred pages. We can only hope that Church has many more novels up his sleeve." --Tampa Tribune "An impressive debut that calls to mind such mystery thrillers as Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "In Inspector O, the author has crafted a complex character with rough charm to spare, and in eternally static North Korea, he has a setting that will fascinate readers for sequels to come." --Time magazine (Asia edition)

Pure Sin

he incredulously asked, gazing down at her upturned face as if she'd asked for a
slice of the moon. “It's not usual for ladies to sit in on the poker games. Wouldn't
you rather play whist?” “No,” she sweetly said. “I'd much rather play poker.

Author: Susan Johnson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307575047

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A tale of exquisite pleasure that begins in the wilds of Montana—and ends in the untamed places of two lovers’ hearts Lady Flora Bonham couldn’t help but be tantalized by Adam Serre’s potent sensuality. It made no difference that she’d only just met him or that he was the scandal of polite society. Flora had never lived according to anybody’s rules, and the instant she felt the heat of Adam’s passion, the only thing that mattered was that she wanted him. Adam Serre couldn’t help but be wary. Lady Flora was quite spectacular, with her daring beauty and delicious conversation, but the noble daughter of a famed archaeologist did not fall into the category of amorous interludes. And after just extricating himself from a vicious marriage, his interest in women was purely transitory. Until the incomparable Flora set out to seduce him with a temptation that was pure sin.

from the novella

... kopecks to take a crack at that melonhead . Looked over - ripe , too .
PRINCESS PRIKLONSKY : Will you shut up ! ( GEORGE pouts ) What · · what did
he ask ? Sixty thousand · · impossible . . . He might just as well ask for a slice of
the moon .


Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.




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Front Lines

... of shades hovering beside her. They made no sound, never implied thought or
want, only stared. She looked around; beside her knapsack lay a sword scabbard
. She drew the weapon. A slice of the moon glittered, so bright it blinded her.

Author: Denise Little

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631825

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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War—what is it good for? It’s good for 19 all-new tales from the battlefield... Nineteen all-new tales that look at war from the perspective of everyone from human to alien, pixie to toy. From epic intergalactic struggles for the future of humankind to the microcosm of a single abandoned toy soldier in a boy’s backyard; from a chemical experiment gone horribly wrong to a young recruit who may hold the key to “understanding” the enemy; from a half-mortal knight trying to avert a war with the Elfin Host to a Battle of Trenton fought against seven-foot tall Saurians, Front Lines brings together a diverse array of imaginative explorations of the phenomenon of war.


One night, with only a slice of the moon to see by, the Goat Man came with a
ladder and set it up under Trudy's bedroom window. The two took off to the next
county and married. How the Goat Man chuckled telling the story of the big

Author: Valerie Hobbs

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781466817470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket. The puppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life. Soon he was racing, feinting, dodging – learning what it means to be one of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherders in the world. Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upside down. He finds himself in a series of strange places, with no sheep, his family gone. With nothing but the courage he was born with and a dream, he searches for the life he once knew, gathering names and adventures as he goes. For a short time, he's called Blackie. To the Goat Man, he's Shep. To Hollerin, he's Spot. There's one name that threatens to forever haunt him – Sparky, the name Billy the circus man calls him when he reaches for the whip. But there's another name that he is given, one that finally makes him feel at home . . . Known for her rich character development, the author brings all her skills to delving into the mind of a clever, philosophical, and hopeful dog searching for a home.

Captive Orbits

Barely visible was a slice of a moon that must be full, for I could clearly see the
sides of the hedges as I fled. And a voice came to me from the other side of the
hedge. “Ginny, come home.” I stopped abruptly and turned my head toward the ...

Author: Willa Dawn Cotton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449094027

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Identical twins Ginny and Noelle Cates are thrilled to be touring the magnificent Mandrake Hall mansion on their visit to Newport, Rhode Island. But when they get locked inside overnight with the ghosts of the past, things are not so thrilling. Ginny and Noelle awaken to find themselves in a strange new world full of people who believe them to be someone else. Is it a case of mistaken identity or is there something more sinister going on? As the girls struggle to understand what is really happening in the mysterious mansion in which they are trapped with nowhere to run, Ginny and Noelle must confront the inhabitants of this strange new world in their efforts to find their way home, and to learn that sometimes you have to lose yourself in the most unexpected places in order to truly find yourself. Captive Orbits is a story of loneliness and loss, and the search to find happiness again after tragedy. It explores the bond between sisters and the love that binds family even across time, space, and generations.

Howling at the Moon

Maybe, I'll grab a slice of pizza while I am in town pizza,” I told him, which
immediately got him sitting up. “PIZZA?!” He exclaimed excitedly and took off right
up to my face parting my hair and getting right up to my eye, “TAKE ME WITH

Author: D.H. Schneider

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496943620

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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Mortimus howl is a mage that has been under a curse for 300 years, and though he has not always made the best decisions there comes a time in every mans life when they have to decide what's more important: the people he has come to care about and trust or whats left of his own misbegotten life.

Dancing Moon Under the Peepal Tree

... it often comes during my meditation and sometimes it would even sit on the
coffee table and keep me company during the entire session of my meditation;
then, when I am finished, I will offer it a banana or a slice of 210 DANCING MooN

Author: Balkrishna Naipaul

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465308726

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

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Eating in the Light of the Moon

I was always berating myself, 'I can't believe you just went to the store and bought
ice cream. I thought you said you weren't going to do that!' When I started
learning to meditate it was like a little slice of heaven. And that slice of heaven
was so ...

Author: Anita Johnston

Publisher: Gurze Books

ISBN: 0936077603

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Teaches women to free themselves from eating disorders by finding the metaphors hidden in their own life stories

Demon Moon

He picked up a slice. “The texture is almost perfect. So take a long sniff, and eat it.
” He bit off the end with a decisive snap of his teeth. The hollows in his cheeks
deepened, as if he was lightly sucking on it. She licked her lips. “Smooth and
juicy ...

Author: Meljean Brook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101205903

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Deadly creatures from the realm of Chaos herald the return of an imprisoned nosferatu horde, and the bond between a vampire and his lover is their only protection-and their only passion.

Of a Fire on the Moon

It is time to look at the Lunar Module. The astronauts have only to remove the
overhead hatch cover in their compartment, unscrew the probe and drogue, then
go to work on opening the overhead cover of the Lem. When they are done, they

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780553390629

Category: History

Page: 480

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For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction—wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of a Fire on the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer published between 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine: gripping firsthand dispatches from inside NASA’s clandestine operations in Houston and Cape Kennedy; technical insights into the magnitude of their awe-inspiring feat; and prescient meditations that place the event in human context as only Mailer could. Praise for Of a Fire on the Moon “The gift of a genius . . . a twentieth-century American epic—a Moby Dick of space.”—New York “Mailer’s account of Apollo 11 stands as a stunning image of human energy and purposefulness. . . . It is an act of revelation—the only verbal deed to be worthy of the dream and the reality it celebrates.”—Saturday Review “A wild and dazzling book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Still the most challenging and stimulating account of [the] mission to appear in print.”—The Washington Post Praise for Norman Mailer “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post

Blue Moon

Between them stretched a slice of turquoise sky, fading to the palest, most
delicate pastel blue. Baby blue. A thin curve of new moon floated just above the
horizon. Sometimes it turns out OK, of course. Once in a blue moon. She bent
down to ...

Author: Julia Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141926766

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Fifteen-year old Mia lives with her dad in a small rural community. When she discovers that she's pregnant she doesn't know where to turn - her elder sisters have left home, her mum left when Mia was six, her boyfriend, Will, is too scared to be anyhelp and her dad tries to push her into an abortion. Backed into a corner, she runs away and joins two women on a canal boat. Nobody can find her now but she discovers that the women have their own tragic stories. A fire on the boat makes her realise that she must take responsibility for the baby and herself and that home is the most likely place to get help. Her mother re-enters her life and Will's mother involves herself. Mia learns about love and realises how much her father has done for her.

Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes

In 1963 there appeared a book about the moon devoted largely to the problems,
progress, and plans for lunar ... crater but the darkbordered, lightly shaded area
along the terminator shaped like a slice of pie and located about 1⁄4 the way from

Author: Ernest H. Cherrington

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486150772

Category: Science

Page: 240

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DIVInformative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. /div