La Giara The Water Jug

Author: Patricia King Haddad
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781543903232
Size: 10.88 MB
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La Giara begins in Sicily in 1909, when adolescent Nunzio Minissale’s imperious cutting in line at the town water fountain leads to breaking his aunt’s giara —the water jug. This incident unleashes a lifetime curse that crosses the Atlantic from Sicily to the New World. La Giara becomes a symbol of the family’s rupture and its eventual reunion, challenging three generations of Minissale women. Nunzio thinks he wears the pantaloni in his family until he instigates an incident that prompts his wife and two daughters to disappear suddenly. Leaving behind their successful family bridal business in Philadelphia, they use aliases and take a cross-country train out West. When the now wealthy and determined Nunzio finally locates them, he learns that his “bimbas” are more resourceful than he imagined. Desperate to win them back, Nunzio purchases an impressive mansion where he creates a seemingly charmed lifestyle. However, their fairytale palazzo, full of mirrors, fountains, opera, and singing birds, becomes a gilded cage that the Minissale women long to escape. In this inspiring story, long-shattered relations are eventually healed by Nunzio’s grandchildren, who discover that la giara, their symbolic container of traditions—some broken, some lost, some retained—has endured the cracks and damage caused by the patriarch of their troubled Sicilian family.

Little People Big God

Author: Woodrow Michael Kroll
Publisher: Back to the Bible Publishing
ISBN: 0847414728
Size: 14.98 MB
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Motivating and inspiring, this book will invigorate any believer through stories of little-known Bible char-acters used to make an imprint for God. Each chapter includes a character background summary and highlights the person's most memorable accomplishment.

Lonesome Dove

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447206149
Size: 15.37 MB
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It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande. It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . . From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville - here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was. More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America. Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers - Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal.

The Best Bike Rides In The Mid Atlantic States

Author: Trudy E. Bell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0762700491
Size: 15.74 MB
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Bikers at every level of skill can enjoy 43 interesting and beautiful bike rides through the nation's mid-Atlantic region. This edition offers: new rides in the scenic northern section of Virginia, with additional new rides in northern and western New York State; new photos and completely updated route information.