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Skylark
  • Author : Dezso Kosztolanyi
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9781590173398
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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.

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    The Paris Hours
  • Author : Alex George
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781250307194
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city’s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they’ve lost. Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her employer’s notebooks, she saved one for herself. Now she is desperate to find it before her betrayal is revealed. Souren, an Armenian refugee, performs puppet shows for children that are nothing like the fairy tales they expect. Lovesick artist Guillaume is down on his luck and running from a debt he cannot repay—but when Gertrude Stein walks into his studio, he wonders if this is the day everything could change. And Jean-Paul is a journalist who tells other people’s stories, because his own is too painful to tell. When the quartet’s paths finally cross in an unforgettable climax, each discovers if they will find what they are looking for. Told over the course of a single day in 1927, The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.

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    The Skylark
  • Author : Paul F. Donald
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9780713665680
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  • Genre : Endangered species
  • 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.

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    Skylark
  • Author : Patricia MacLachlan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780062285782
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The second book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. My mother, Sarah, doesn't love the prairie. She tries, but she can't help remembering what she knew first. Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east, where they would be safe. Papa stayed behind. He would not leave his land. Maine was beautiful, but Anna missed home, and Papa. And as the weeks went by, she began to wonder what would happen if the rains never came. Would she and Caleb and Sarah and Papa ever be a family again?

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    Master Skylark
  • Author : John Bennett
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101067708030
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  • Genre : Boys
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    Skylark
  • Author : Meagan Spooner
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9781467731294
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • 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.

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    The Song of the Skylark
  • Author : Erica James
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1409159574
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • 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 . . .

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    Skylark of Valeron
  • Author : E.E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780575122697
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • As the mighty spaceship Skylark roamed the intergalactic spaceways, scientist Richard Seaton and his companions found a world of disembodied intelligences. A world of four dimensions where time was insanely distorted and matter obeyed no terrestrial laws - where three-dimensional human intellects had to fight hard to thwart malevolent invisible mentalities...

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    Skylark Farm
  • Author : Antonia Arslan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781400095674
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A beautiful, wrenching debut chronicling the life of a family struggling for survival during the Armenian genocide in Turkey, in 1915. After forty years in Venice, Yerwant is planning a long-awaited reunion with his family at their homestead in the Anatolian hills of Turkey. But as joyful preparations begin, Italy enters the Great War and closes its borders. At the same time, in Turkey, the Young Turks, determined to rid their nation of minorities, force his family on a brutal march of hunger and humiliation. We follow Yerwant's relatives as they strain to stay alive and as four children set out on a daring course to reach Yerwant—and safety—in Italy. A novel as lyrical and poignant as a fable.

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    Skylark
  • Author : Philip Furia
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466819238
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • 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.

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    Skylark Coursebook – 3
  • Author : Debahuti Das & Sumita Banerjea
  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9789325986046
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • 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.

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    Skylark
  • Author : Howard Mansfield
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0874518911
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Biography of the American aviation pioneer, Harry Atwood, a daredevil, inventor, entrepreneur, and con artist, who set many of the early flying records

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    Skylark Coursebook – 6 VRApp
  • Author : Sonia Dhir & Sumita Banerjea
  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9789325986077
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • 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.

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    Skylark DuQuesne
  • Author : E.E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9780575122703
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Scientists Dick Seaton and Marc DuQuesne were the deadliest enemies in the galaxy. Their feud had blazed among the stars and challenged the history of a thousand planets. But now a threat from outside the galaxy drove them into a desperate alliance as hordes of strange aliens stormed through space on a collision course with Man. Seaton and DuQuesne fought side by side to fend off the invasion - as Seaton kept constant, perilous watch for DuQuesne's inevitable double-cross.

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    The Skylark of Space
  • Author : Edward Elmer Smith
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0803292864
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Science fiction-roman.

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    Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black
  • Author : Aberjhani
  • Publisher : Bright Skylark Book Products
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0966235649
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "When a reader enters the pages of a book of poetry [with fiction], he or she enters a world where dreams transform the past into knowledge made applicable to the present, and where visions shape the present into extraordinary possibilities for the future. One of the funny things about those dreams and visions is that although they spring from the heart and soul of the writer, it is not unusual for readers to sometimes see themselves reflected in their light. This is possible because the reality of a serious writer is a reality of many voices, some of them belonging to the writer, some of them belonging to the world of readers at large." --From Introduction to VISIONS OF A SKYLARK DRESSED IN BLACK

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    Skylark Coursebook – 8 VRApp
  • Author : Mini Joseph & Hilda Peacock
  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9789325986091
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • 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.

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    Shadowlark
  • Author : Meagan Spooner
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ?
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780761388661
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ever since she escaped the city within the Wall, Lark Ainsley's wanted one thing: to find her brother Basil. She's always believed he would be the one to put an end to the constant fear and flight. And now, hidden underground in the chaotically magical city of Lethe, Lark feels closer to him than ever. But Lethe is a city cowering in fear of its founder, the mysterious Prometheus, and of his private police force. To get the truth about Basil, Lark has no choice but to face Prometheus. Facing her fears has become second nature to Lark. Facing the truth is another matter. Lark never asked to be anyone's savior. She certainly never wanted to be anyone's weapon. She might not have a choice.

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    E.E. 'Doc' Smith SF Gateway Omnibus
  • Author : E.E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 9781473201842
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic work of E. E. 'Doc' Smith, one of the most influential authors of the pulp era. Working with legendary ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION editor, John W. Campbell, Smith revolutionised space opera, giving it many of the tropes still evident today. This volume reprints the four novels of his classic Skylark series: THE SKYLARK OF SPACE SKYLARK THREE SKYLARK OF VALERON SKYLARK DUQUESNE

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    Dragon, Dragon
  • Author : John Gardner
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781453203101
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Four tales of fantasy from a twentieth-century literary master—selected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for Children John Gardner’s first children’s book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story, a meddlesome dragon meets his match. “The Tailor and the Giant” tells the story of a cowardly man who finally faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden attempts to rid himself of his master in “The Miller’s Mule.” And in “The Last Piece of Light,” a brave young chimney-sweep saves the world from darkness. Filled with irreverent twists on the classic elements of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the magical realms that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a collection of fun and fantastic tales to be cherished by readers of all ages.

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    Skylark and Wallcreeper
  • Author : Anne O'Brien Carelli
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781499808148
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While helping her granny Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during Superstorm Sandy, Lily uncovers secrets of her grandmother's past as a member of the French Resistance during WWII. Queens, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is flooding New York City, and Lily is at a nursing home with her grandmother, Collette. Lily visits Collette often, as she is beginning to lose her memories. When the National Guard shows up to evacuate the building and take them to safety at the Park Slope armory in Brooklyn, Lily's granny suddenly produces a red box she's hidden in a closet for years. Once they get to safety, Lily opens the box, where she finds an old, beautiful Montblanc pen. Granny tells Lily that the pen is very important and that she has to take care of it, as well as some letters written in French. But Lily loses the pen in the course of helping other nursing home residents, and as she searches the city trying to find it, she learns more about her grandmother's past in France and begins to uncover the significance of the pen with the help of her best friend, a quirky pen expert, and a larger-than-life, off-Broadway understudy. Told in alternating sections (2012 and 1944), this engaging book explores a deep friendship during difficult times and the importance of family.

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    Skylark
  • Author : Jenny Pattrick
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 186979804X
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  • Genre : Entertainers
  • 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.

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    The Skylark
  • Author : Paul Donald
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781408128190
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  • Genre : Science
  • 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.

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    The Skylark Rocket
  • Author : Matthew Godwin
  • Publisher : Editions Beauchesne
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 2701015111
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  • Genre : Space sciences
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    Skylark Libretto
  • Author : Ricciardi / Ames / Holmes / Nugent
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781312283305
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Skylark's Secret
  • Author : Fiona Valpy
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1542005159
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Loch Ewe, 1940. When gamekeeper's daughter Flora's remote highland village finds itself the base for the Royal Navy's Arctic convoys, life in her close-knit community changes forever. In defiance of his disapproving father, the laird's son falls in love with Flora, and as tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed. Decades later, Flora's daughter, singer Lexie Gordon, is forced to return to the village and to the tiny cottage where she grew up. Having long ago escaped to the bright lights of the West End, London still never truly felt like home. Now back, with a daughter of her own, Lexie learns that her mother--and the hostile-seeming village itself--have long been hiding secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew. As she pieces together the fragments of her parents' story, Lexie discovers the courageous, devastating sacrifices made in her name. It's too late to rekindle her relationship with her mother, but can Lexie find it in her heart to forgive the past, to grieve for all that's lost, and finally find her place in the world?

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    Skylark Meets Meadowlark
  • Author : Thomas C. Gannon
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780803226166
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A Native rereading of both British Romanticism and mainstream Euro-American ecocriticism, this cross-cultural transatlantic study of literary imaginings about birds sets the agenda for a more sophisticated and nuanced ecocriticism. Lakota critic Thomas C. Gannon explores how poets and nature writers in Britain and Native America have incorporated birds into their writings. He discerns an evolution in humankind's representations--and attitudes toward--other species by examining the avian images and tropes in British Romantic and Native American literatures, and by considering how such literary tr.

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    Skylark Three (雲雀三號)
  • Author : E.E. "Doc" Smith
  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
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    Skylark Three
  • Author : E.E. 'Doc' Smith
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9780575122680
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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?

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    The Love Potion
  • Author : Eve Becker
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0553157310
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  • Genre : Children's stories
  • In order to improve Dawn's sister's love life, Dawn and her cousin Jennifer create a love potion, but problems ensue when the potion somehow gets into the faculty lounge and all the teachers become lovesick.

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    Skylarks
  • Author : Karen Gregory
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9781408883617
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : England
  • "Keep your head down and don't borrow trouble is the motto Joni lives by, and so far it's seen her family through some tough times. It's not as if she has the power to change anything important anyway. Like Dad's bad back, or the threat of losing their house. So when Annabel breezes into her life, Joni's pretty sure they're destined to clash. Pretty, poised, privileged - the daughter of the richest family in town must have it easy. But sometimes you find a matching spirit where you least expect it. Sometimes love can defy difference. And sometimes life asks you to be bigger and braver ..."--Provided by publisher

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    The Skylark of Space
  • Author : E. E. Smith
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547389439
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Skylark of Space - Dick Seaton accidentally discovers a workable space drive in combining pure copper with a newly discovered element "X." Having failed to re-create the effect, Seaton realizes that the missing component is a field generated by DuQuesne's particle accelerator, his arch-enemy, and thereafter sets up a business with his millionaire friend, Martin Crane, to build a spaceship... Skylark Three - DuQuesne announces a long absence from Earth, to find another species more knowledgeable than the Osnomians allied with protagonist Richard Seaton. Shortly thereafter, DuQuesne and a henchman disappear from Earth...

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    The Orchard
  • Author : David Hopen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062974761
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Recommended Book From: The New York Times * Good Morning America * Entertainment Weekly * Electric Literature * The New York Post * Alma * The Millions * Book Riot A commanding debut and a poignant coming-of-age story about a devout Jewish high school student whose plunge into the secularized world threatens everything he knows of himself Ari Eden’s life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, his days are dedicated to intense study and religious rituals, and adolescence feels profoundly lonely. So when his family announces that they are moving to a glitzy Miami suburb, Ari seizes his unexpected chance for reinvention. Enrolling in an opulent Jewish academy, Ari is stunned by his peers’ dizzying wealth, ambition, and shameless pursuit of life’s pleasures. When the academy’s golden boy, Noah, takes Ari under his wing, Ari finds himself entangled in the school’s most exclusive and wayward group. These friends are magnetic and defiant—especially Evan, the brooding genius of the bunch, still living in the shadow of his mother’s death. Influenced by their charismatic rabbi, the group begins testing their religion in unconventional ways. Soon Ari and his friends are pushing moral boundaries and careening toward a perilous future—one in which the traditions of their faith are repurposed to mysterious, tragic ends. Mesmerizing and playful, heartrending and darkly romantic, The Orchard probes the conflicting forces that determine who we become: the heady relationships of youth, the allure of greatness, the doctrines we inherit, and our concealed desires.

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    The Skylark of Space & Skylark Three
  • Author : E. E. Smith
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9788026894414
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Skylark of Space & Skylark Three" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Skylark of Space - Dick Seaton accidentally discovers a workable space drive in combining pure copper with a newly discovered element "X." Having failed to re-create the effect, Seaton realizes that the missing component is a field generated by DuQuesne's particle accelerator, his arch-enemy, and thereafter sets up a business with his millionaire friend, Martin Crane, to build a spaceship... Skylark Three - DuQuesne announces a long absence from Earth, to find another species more knowledgeable than the Osnomians allied with protagonist Richard Seaton. Shortly thereafter, DuQuesne and a henchman disappear from Earth...

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    Skylark
  • Author : Meagan Spooner
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9780761388654
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 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.

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    The Skylark of Space
  • Author : E. E. Smith
  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9783961898848
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Skylark of Space by E.E. Smith was written between 1915 and 1921 while Smith was working on his doctorate. Though the original idea for the novel was Smith's, he co-wrote the first part of the novel with Lee Hawkins Garby, the wife of his college classmate and later neighbor Carl Garby. The Skylark of Space is considered to be one of the earliest novels of interstellar travel and the first example of space opera. Originally serialized in 1928 in the magazine Amazing Stories, it was first published in book form in 1946 by the Buffalo Book Co. The novel was followed by several sequels, beginning with Skylark Three. At the beginning of the story, Seaton accidentally discovers a workable space drive in combining pure copper with a newly discovered [fictional] element "X" (suggested to be a stable transactinide element in the platinum group) in solution. Having failed to re-create the effect, Seaton realizes that the missing component is a field generated by DuQuesne's particle accelerator, and thereafter sets up a business with his millionaire friend, Martin Crane, to build a spaceship. DuQuesne conspires to sabotage Seaton's spaceship and build his own from Seaton's plans, which he uses to kidnap Seaton's fiancée, Dorothy Vaneman, to exchange for the "X". In the resulting fight, DuQuesne's ship is accidentally set to full acceleration on an uncontrolled trajectory, until the copper 'power bar' is exhausted at a vast distance from Earth's solar system. Using an "Object Compass" that once locked on an object, always points toward that object, Seaton and Crane follow DuQuesne in their own spaceship (the eponymous Skylark) to rescue Dorothy and her fellow-hostage, Margaret "Peg" Spencer, until the Skylark discovers DuQuesne's ship derelict in orbit around a massive dead star (resembling a cold neutron star).

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    Ugly Child
  • Author : Kate Skylark,Siobhan Lennon
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1518892256
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  • Genre : Books
  • An horrific true story of extreme bullying and childhood sexual abuse. Kate Skylark has previously co-authored two books about child abuse. But now, it's time for Kate (real name Siobhan) to tell her own story. Ugly Child, is a moving and shocking account of Siobhan's own childhood bullying and sexual abuse. Siobhan's life at school is a nightmare of constant verbal and physical attacks. As the abuse escalates, Siobhan begins to fear for her life and she must take drastic action to escape the torment. The story builds to a crescendo and one final, shocking act of sexual violence changes the lives of all concerned for ever. This is a story of extreme bullying, sexual abuse and heartbreak. But ultimately it is also one of forgiveness and redemption, as Siobhan learns to lay to rest the ghosts of her past. For every book sold, a donation will be made to the NSPCC.

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    Skylark
  • Author : Alice O'Keeffe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781529303414
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'SKYLARK plunges the reader headfirst into a vivid, heady world where passion and betrayal collide. Beautifully-written, immersive and ultimately enraging, it's a must-read for anyone who has ever wanted to change the world.' - Erin Kelly 'Alice O'Keeffe deftly renders the shocking truth of the spy cops scandal into a moving tale of love, identity and betrayal. Essential reading.' - Jake Arnott 'Skylark is a book of profound psychological perception, which conjures with deft precision the atmosphere of the anti-roads movement in all its fierce, tender idealism. I couldn't put it down.' - Jay Griffiths Their ideals brought them together, but how closely should you follow your heart? It's the mid-90s, and rebellion is in the air. Skylark is an activist, a raver, a tree-dweller, a world-changer. Handsome, dependable Dan appears on the scene, offering her the security she has never had. When they fall in love, she shows him a new way to live; he will never be the same. But Dan has a secret, which Skylark must never, ever know. A secret so powerful that its fault-lines run from their ordinary council flat right up to the highest echelons of the state. Their story is the story of Britain's undercover police. As Skylark comes to doubt not only Dan's commitment to their shared ideals, but his very identity, she finds herself asking: can you ever really know the person you love?