Pulling Down the Barn eloquently recalls author Anne-Marie Oomen´s personal journey as she discovers herself an outsider on her family farm located in western Michigan´s Oceana County, in the township of Elbridge - a couple hundred acres in the middle of rural America. Written as a series of heartfelt interlocking narratives, this collection of essays portrays the realities of farm life: haying, picking asparagus and cherries, the machinery of tractors and pickers; but each chapter also touches upon the more ethereal and rarely articulated: the stoic love that permeates a family, the farmer´s struggle with identity, and the way land can shape a childhood. With its rich language and style, Pulling Down the Barn engrosses the listener in Oomen´s memories - setting beauty and wonder against work and loss - and paints a poignant portrait of growing up in rural Michigan. Winner of the Michigan Notable Book Awards. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Babb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044570/bk_acx0_044570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Someone once told me never leave the one you love for the one you like...you just might get something more out of that relationship than you bargained for. I should have listened. I never should have stepped foot on that airplane...but I did. Sins come in all shapes and sizes. My biggest sin to date comes in the form of sex, tattoos, and Harleys. Roman Blackhart, owner of Blackhart Custom Motorcycles, is all about living life in the fast lane. Our relationship went from zero to 100 in the blink of an eye. Only problem is I have a secret. A secret so deep it´s pulling me in two different directions. Now we´re 1,400 miles of memories and broken hearts. I just hope it´s not too late to put all the pieces back together again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meg Clawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146120/bk_acx0_146120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anne-Marie Oomen uses a wealth of vivid language and personal details to bring scenes from her childhood on a family farm to life in House of Fields. Yet the focus of this book shifts away from the daily activities of the farm, which Oomen presented in Pulling Down the Barn, to life outside its boundaries, as she explores the complex meaning of ´´education´´ in all of its rural forms. Oomen´s description of the farmhouse where she grew up becomes the central image for this collection of essays. Within this context, Oomen examines memories from her formal education, which began during the final years of the one-room school era then shifted to the ´´consolidated´´ schools of the late 1950s and 1960s and to a parochial school system. Struggles with reading, first friendships, early loves, and contradictory educational models are coupled with the challenges of coming of age and the ups and downs of an emotional education between mother and daughter. Winner of the Michigan Notable Book Awards. The book is published by Wayne State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052848/bk_acx0_052848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bulwark - a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.Bulwark, Georgia; isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can´t see you? JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the memories of his beloved Ellie.Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or hinder the path of their love?Based on the original novella Bulwark, by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147281/bk_acx0_147281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her husband died suddenly and mysteriously, potential enemies surround her, bankruptcy looms, and the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security has vanished. Now desperate and alone, Hannah McGarry has no choice but to turn to Archer Donovan, one-time silent partner in her late husband´s Pearl Cove pearl-farming venture. Archer would like to forget he´d ever heard of Pearl Cove and the dark memories it conjures up. But an outstanding debt is pulling him back into the lethal game alongside a beautiful, frightened woman who may know more than she is telling about a strange death and a missing treasure. Dangerous, uncharted waters lie ahead of them in their race for answers. And the closer they get to the coveted Black Trinity and its secrets, the closer Hannah and Archer come to their own inevitable ends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Rowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002062/bk_harp_002062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sara Ella masterfully takes listeners to new worlds in the jaw-dropping finale to the Unblemished trilogy. With the fate of the Reflections at stake, Eliyana must destroy the Void, but at what cost? Eliyana Ember is a reluctant queen. As vessel of the Verity - the purest of souls - only she can lead the fight against the wicked magnetism of the Void. If she fails, the paths between Reflections will cease to exist, and those she loves will remain plagued by darkness. After falling through a draining Threshold and suffering near-death, Eliyana awakens to a Shadowalker-ridden Venice, Italy. From there, she must learn to navigate mysteries of time and space. Traveling across the seven Reflections, Eliyana seeks one thing: the demise of the Void. But something else is at stake - the fate of her heart. Kyaphus Rhyen and Joshua David, brothers in arms, duel to win her hand. Ky remains ensnared and tortured by the Void. Joshua, though well-meaning, harbors dark secrets. Meanwhile, Eliyana finds herself torn, her mind and memories leading her in one direction but her heart pulling her toward a man she knows she shouldn’t trust. How can she discern whom to believe when she cannot even depend on her own fragmented memories? Traversing the realms of fantasy and reality through a labyrinth of plot twists, Unbreakable delivers a thrilling conclusion to Sara Ella’s Unblemished Trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hayley Cresswell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001308/bk_tnwd_001308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss Katherine Spicer started her first day at Coldfield Comprehensive School confident, enthusiastic, and very well-qualified. That was until she met the eyes of the student hidden in the corner of her classroom. Kat’s final weekend of freedom was about to turn her life upside-down and threaten everything she had been working for; how was she to know those mesmerizing green eyes would reappear here? Great lesbian chick-lit. A cross between Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller and Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill. But She Is My Student follows the journey of Miss Katherine Spicer in her first year of teaching at Coldfield Comprehensive School. She is a gorgeous, intelligent young woman hailed as a fantastic teacher whose two best friends have to keep her spirit alive when she is faced with an impossible situation. How was she to know the woman she kissed would turn up in her A-Level history class?The novel deals with the many issues of sexuality in a gripping, yet funny manner, pulling the listener back into a world of teenage nostalgia and schoolday memories. But She Is My Student will make you laugh out loud and have you crying out for the fairytale ending. A really fantastic lesbian novel that will also appeal to the avid chick-lit reader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Jeffries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158340/bk_acx0_158340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.