The Last Moon

Aza combed the second floor of the house without luck. She knew that Cyrillia
could not possibly be with Marcel for he left before dawn totend tothe harvesting.
Aza found Maxi's wife, Coralline, sitting quietly out on her thirdfloor veranda.

The Last Moon

Author: DeAnn Lubell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450014453

Page: 290

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On May 8, 1902, Mt. Pelée on the West Indies island of Martinique near the seaport town of St. Pierre erupted in a cloud of gas and fire in one of the most awesome and destructive pyrotechnic displays ever offered by nature. Four minutes later, thirty thousand citizens lay dead or dying, and the town engulfed in flames. Mother Nature was not entirely to blame for this disaster. In truth, the real culprits were the rather more deplorable traits found in Human Nature. If not for the dishonesty and corruption of officials who placed politics, greed, and racial intolerance above the welfare of the people, this devastating catastrophe did not have to happen. The Last Moon remains true to historical facts and personal testimonies. The main characters presented in this novel are either composites of real individuals who lived in Martinique prior to the eruption or actual people who influenced the turn of events. Also historically genuine are the Creole language, clothing, mix of races, diversified lifestyles, corrupt politics, racial discrimination, whorehouses, blackmagic, clergy, plantations, waterfront, plagues, floods, earthquakes, tidal-waves, lava and mud flows, volcanic eruptions, foreign ships, deadly snakes, mutant insects, lush topography, and the before-and-after sequence of the 1902 tragedy. Dramatically captured in this exotic saga are acts of friendship, forbidden love, lust, pride, gluttony, cruelty, corruption, mass murder, bravery, sacrifice, survival, faith, and hope. Book Review Very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collections. A riveting read from first page to last, "The Last Moon" is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St. Pierre consumed by fire. An impressive historical novel, author DeAnn Lubell has paid careful attention to detail and accuracy with respect to historical facts including the Creole language spoken there, the culture, lifestyles, geography, and the geological phenomena that occur with respect to the eruption of a volcano. Against this superbly presented background is an engaging story of lust, greed, corruption, and murder, as well as friendship, love, sacrifice, faith, hope -- and survival. Deftly written from beginning to end, and available in both a hardcover and a softcover edition, "The Last Moon" is very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collections. Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) Dear DeAnn...I just finished reading THE LAST MOON, and I'm so impressed with your wonderful book! The research you must have done is overwhelming with attention to such detail. I loved Yvette, such a strong and interesting character! You took me back in time and to a place I've never been, but allowed me to experience it as though I was actually there. I'm still dusting the volcanic ash off myself! Congratulations to you for a beautifully written story! THE LAST MOON was a masterpiece!... Dee Wambaugh THE LAST MOON ReaderTestimonies: 1. A riveting read. The Last Moon is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Peleé on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St. Pierre consumed by fire - an impressive historical novel, author DeAnn Lubell has paid careful attention to detail and accuracy with respect to historical facts including the Creole language spoken there, the culture, lifestyles, geography, and the geological phenomena that occur with respect to the eruption of a volcano. Deftly written from beginning to end. The Last Moon is very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collection. Midwest Book Review 2.

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

“There will be a man on the moon before he hits a home run in the big leagues.”
—Giants manager Alvin Dark ... The last to do so were Marvin Freeman of the
Rockies and Kevin Foster of the Cubs in June ¡995. Pitcher Home Run/Only Run
of ...

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball  2d ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617449

Page: 1112

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More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.

The SUNDAY AT HOME

And it good hope through grace ) , but assurance of accepmayn ' t be this year ,
nor next , no , nor the year after tance at the last . Possibly , I say ... It might be
well for the fool , about her , and I ' m going to bring her home about for the scoffer
, for the sceptic , if this were eveu Michaelmas . I shall have ... The young farmer
fell ill for an almost intolerable space of time , neither moon before the autumn
came .

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Row House Blues

I take one last look at the moon before heading across the street for home. I wish
maybe Carol Ann were there with me on the ledge. Alone together on a summer
night. Dream on, Cookie Man. Dream on. . . . Maybe, maybe if I get a bigger ...

Row House Blues

Author: Jack Myers

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741434962

Page: 436

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Combine a neighborhood in turmoil, a strong blue-collar family, and a teenager with middle class instincts - what do you get? Row House Blues, the controversial sequel to Row House Days.

Howling at the Moon

D.H. Schneider. “Well... the last target in all the attacks is a specific house... well
not the house so much as the person living in the house. Every single time the
person who lives in this house is mauled to death by the wolves before they
vanish.

Howling at the Moon

Author: D.H. Schneider

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496943627

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.

Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

197 They sang , that by his native bowers He stood , in the last moon of flowers ,
And thirty snows had not yet shed Their ... Before , a dark - haired virgin train
Chanted the death - dirge of the slain ; Behind , the long procession came Of
hoary ...

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Home Before Daylight

Each performance seemed as though it might be his last, but somehow he'd take
a day or two to recuperate and hit the stage again. Jerry was in ... The same sort
of thing had happened to Keith Moon, the late, great drummer for The Who.

Home Before Daylight

Author: Steve Parish

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429979214

Page: 288

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The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today. Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history. Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Working for the band for free and learning his craft, Parish got to know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and through the years their relationships forged an unbreakable bond. He became very close with Garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows. He was there during times of trouble (like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room), spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. Throughout the Dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians. But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing.

Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home

The Persians had a solar cycle of 33 years , including 8 leap years , which is
much nearer correctness ; but a lunar cycle ... and it was used to check the
testimony of witThe distinction between a " birth , ” or astronomic new moon ,
before and ...

Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home

Author: Lewis Naphtali Dembitz

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Losing the Moon

“We'll get you home before class,” Reese said, and everyone laughed. Someone,
she thought it was Revvy, started singing a song by the Doors and everyone
joined in. By the last verse she'd lifted her voice with the rest of them to the wild ...

Losing the Moon

Author: Patti Callahan Henry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117880

Page: 384

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In this vibrant debut novel from New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry, a happy wife and mother’s life is upended by the return of her first love. Like most mothers, Amy Reynolds has anticipated the moment when her son brings home his first serious girlfriend. But she’s shocked to meet the girl’s father. Nick Lowry was the college boyfriend who captivated her heart and soul and then, without a word of explanation or warning, disappeared. She still wonders what took him away from her. Amy’s marriage is satisfying, her teenage children thriving. She loves her beautifully restored home and her work teaching at the local college. She has long since buried her memories of Nick. But now that he is back in her life, she can’t help recalling the beach where they pledged their destinies together twenty years ago. She can’t help missing the young woman she was then, full of passion and promise. And she can’t help being tempted by the life she might have lived...might still live—even though making that choice would betray all she holds dear.

Mission Life Or Home and Foreign Church Work

These people are very fickle as to their abode , one year here , another there , for
if two or three die the house is forsaken and another built . ... This last moon has
been a very sickly one , and I have had numbers of patients , several of my own
people being attacked by fever . ... Before , I had been inclined to think he was
not very deeply impressed with religion ; but we must not judge by externals .

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The Last Man on the Moon

Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest ...

The Last Man on the Moon

Author: Eugene Cernan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429971782

Page: 368

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The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers. Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

The Home Encyclop dia

But as contributions to history | Varro , before the foundation of Rome . and
chronology , they have within the present ... By Grote Olympic year began
sometimes with the full moon send ' s decipherment of the cuneiform characters ,
the which ... we are to unaccuracy , at least to indicate the credibility , of Mane
derstand that it is only with respect to the last six tho ' s account of the Egyptian
dynasties .

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Last Night s Moon

Several months before she died she taught me how to cook, do laundry and
clean, before the cancer and ... Even though there were years of treatments —
overnight stays at the hospital were common, only to return home the next day
with the ...

Last Night s Moon

Author: Lynne Zarek

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479745952

Page: 292

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After growing up in a small town in Missouri, Lynsey decided to venture west to try to unravel an enigma that she has known about since she was five. After settling to Idaho, Lynsey saw herself struggling with her sexuality and with the religious beliefs that she grew up with. Coupled by abusive relationships, the unimaginable happened on a hot August night in 1990. A deep knife wound to the back placed Lynsey on the witness stand with an unusual case for a jury to deliberate in Boise. A trial that not only was a first for Idaho, but was also historic in nature nationwide.

The Last Word

Consequently, house insurance is due on the last day of August each year, and
the bill usually arrives a couple weeks in ... deposit prior to actually ordering the
matching curtain to cover the half-moon-shaped glass above the main entrance,
 ...

The Last Word

Author: Morley Kev

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462861598

Page: 497

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Attempting to avert malpractice for voluntary intervention outside of the realm of a psychiatrist a patient is diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic conveniently within the realm of psychiatry leading to the decision to take a medical discharge from the shared employer rather than agree to take psychotic medication with all the associated and numerous potential side effects. While seeking commensurate compensation for a host of injustices including wrongful release, malpractice inclusive of experimentation, wilful negligence, and even fraud and attempted blackmail not only do the relevant systems fail but without exception so do the respective appeal levels resulting in our subject ending up in jail temporarily in solitary confinement now alleged of becoming a dangerous paranoid schizophrenic forced to forfeit all firearms as well as subsequently agree to an order ordinance prohibiting the possession of any firearms or ammunitions for a period of five years, effectively for live, rendering Canada a democratically elected government regulated by nothing more than dictators that the appointed courts condone. Once mortgage free with sizable savings and numerous other assets the victim over a decade later after meeting with about 50 lawyers is broke and mortgaged to the hilt barely able to make minimum monthly payments to remain in a modest 1232 square feet home and afford a life style consisting of little more than the essentials while watching his long held belief of becoming married and having children with someone of his choice in an affluent lifestyle vanish as the sun sets on his youthful years still celibate and no closure to financial compensation for any injustice still experiencing cruelty.

The Last Wolf Home

For hours Mike floated, catching brief glimpses of the moon rising to its zenith.
The truck noises died away, ... Get farther west before the sun came up, then find
a place to squirrel away; rest and wait for the day to pass. Past a knee-deep
stretch ...

The Last Wolf Home

Author: Pat Clark

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595174396

Page: 429

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The Last Wolf Home is a story of faith, courage, and love that begins on the day in 1970 that Michael Edwards, an Air Force fighter pilot, is shot down during the Vietnam War. Unknown to Mike, Elena Fernandez, the beautiful Cuban refugee who is his lover, is pregnant with his daughter. Elena, caught in the relentless tragedy of all those who love the missing, sacrifices any chance for happiness by remaining faithful to the vague hope that her lover will return someday. Harry Garland is the war hero who comes home embittered by the abandonment of his missing comrades and the desertion of the people of Indochina. After he drifts away from the Air Force, Harry meets Elena and falls in love for the first time in his life. The love affair comes to a painful ending when Elena discovers that Harry has concealed important details he knows concerning Mike's fate. After Elena leaves him, Harry's life goes downhill, and he eventually returns to Laos and becomes involved in the heroin trade. He discovers Mike on his last trip into Laos, and redeems his wasted life by rescuing Mike and returning him to the woman they both love.

The Moon and More

Instead, he explained to me, it was Clyde's way of trying him out, testing his
mettle, before handing over the real prize. That would happen a few days ... to
wait until the final repairs were done before heading home. While they both
seemed ...

The Moon and More

Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598727

Page: 384

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From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All In her eleventh novel, Sarah Dessen returns to the beach town of Colby, setting of some of her best-loved books. Emaline is a Colby native, and so summer at the beach for her means hard work and a new population of beach goers. During this, her last summer before college, Emaline meets Theo while working for her family’s rental business. He’s a city boy who’s come to Colby as the assistant to a high-strung documentary filmmaker who’s in town to profile a reclusive local artist. Emaline knows he’s not her type, but she can’t help feeling drawn to him. And as their relationship develops, Emaline finds herself questioning her own goals, values, and choices in this classic Dessen romance. Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Books by Sarah Dessen: That Summer Someone Like You Keeping the Moon Dreamland This Lullaby The Truth About Forever Just Listen Lock and Key Along for the Ride What Happened to Goodbye The Moon and More Saint Anything Once and for All