Standing Against the Wind

Standing Against the Wind


  • Release: 2010-03-22
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781429930468
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Patrice Williams was happy living in Georgia with her grandmother, who called her "cocoa grandbaby." Then her mother lured her to Chicago and ended up in jail. Now Patrice lives with her Auntie Mae, and her new nickname is "Puffy" – thanks to her giant poof of hair. But Patrice's hair isn't the only reason she sticks out: she cares about her grades and strives for the best. That's why Monty Freeman, another eighth grader who lives in the building, asks Patrice to tutor his little brother. Even though Monty's friends make Patrice uneasy, Monty himself is friendly, confident, and surprisingly smart. When he becomes her guardian angel, Patrice begins to think something stronger than friendship might be growing between them. Still, nothing will stop her from applying for a scholarship at prestigious Dogwood Academy – her ticket out of the project and a school populated by gangs and drug runners. In her debut novel, Traci L. Jones presents a girl with grit she never knew she had, and a boy so inspired by her that he begins to take pride in his own abilities. Standing Against the Wind is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2007 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.

Against the Wind

Against the Wind


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Center Point Pub
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 365 page
  • ISBN: 1611730457
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As German Stukas circle in British skies, bombing London in repeated air raids, famous violinist Elisa Lindheim Murphy and her journalist husband, John, make an agonizing decision to send their three children to safety in America. But what about all the Jewish refugees left behind in England? Elisa will face the greatest trial of her life as she travels with evacuee children on seas made treacherous by Nazi U-boats.

Against the Wind

Against the Wind


  • Release: 1998
  • Publisher: The Plough Publishing House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 301 page
  • ISBN: 9780874869538
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Eberhard Arnold was not afraid of the truth. A man for today s seekers, he faced life s essential questions head on. When he found answers, he lived them. His contemporaries dubbed him a modern-day St. Francis. He renounced private property and the conventional church, choosing the early Christians as his role models. A man of unwavering conviction, Arnold walked resolutely against the prevailing winds, even as Nazism engulfed Germany. "Against the Wind" gives flesh, blood, and personality to a man whose contagious faith sparked a movement of practical Christian community. The Bruderhof, Arnold s legacy, carries on his commitment to integrate faith and action."

Against the Wind

Against the Wind


  • Release: 2013-05-28
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 423 page
  • ISBN: 9781480423930
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“A rip-snorting, full-throttle novel . . . It kept me up late into the night.” —Stephen King Forced out of his firm, a hard-living attorney takes on one final, highly charged case—defending a notorious gang of bikers against murder charges A few years ago, Will Alexander was the top criminal lawyer in Santa Fe, with a thriving practice, a famously flamboyant courtroom style, and a marriage that landed him on the front page of the society section. Now, though, his wife has left him, and his constant boozing and womanizing have put his career in jeopardy. When Will’s partners ask him—forcefully—to take a leave of absence from the firm, his life in law seems finished. He has only one client: a gang of men who call themselves the Scorpions. Four rogue bikers are accused of committing a gruesome murder, and Will is the only one they want for their defense. Although all the evidence points toward their guilt, Will believes them, and it’s time for these outlaws to stick together.

Against the Wind

Against the Wind


  • Release: 2010-10-05
  • Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 328 page
  • ISBN: 9781585715893
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For months, Leslie Collins has been trying to outrun the man who is trying to kill her. Determined to establish some semblance of a normal life while she finishes her masters degree, Leslie arrives at the home of Jordan Saber, looking for a job. Jordan takes pity on her and hires her to help out in the kitchen. He also falls in love with her. Jordan tries to protect Leslie from the pain of her past and the disapproving stares of those in her present. It seems lots of people don't like the fact that Jordan, a white man, has fallen in love with an African-American woman, even though they make a great team and really love each other. Although Jordan is dealing well with the race issue, Leslie must come to understand that regardless of the color of the wrapping, love is a precious gift.

Against the Wind

Against the Wind


  • Release: 2018-07-16
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 390 page
  • ISBN: 9781488036880
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A fan-favorite story by New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin, originally published in 2011. Sarah Allen burned a lot of bridges when she left her hometown. But when her husband is murdered and his associates come looking for her and her daughter, Sarah has only one place left to go—Wind Canyon, Wyoming. She runs right into Jackson Raines, the man she spurned in high school, who has now become a successful ranch owner. She expects anger from him, but instead she gets mercy. Jackson knows Sarah and her daughter, Holly, are in trouble, and he can’t turn them away. He’s never forgotten the beautiful girl he could never have, and she’s more alluring now than she ever was in high school. So when Sarah’s enemies show up in Wind Canyon, Jackson is determined to protect Sarah and Holly, and prove to them that they’ve finally found their way home.

Against the Wind

Against the Wind


  • Release: 2015-09-15
  • Publisher: Skyhorse
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781634504706
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To one woman, running was more than a passion—it was a lesson in perseverance. Lee DiPietro discovered the exhilaration of endurance athletics when she ran her first half marathon in her late twenties. From that day forward, she took on every marathon that she could, and despite having to juggle her running with her responsibilities as mother and wife, she quickly established herself as one of the best runners in the United States. Over the next thirty years Lee won race after race, running in everything from local competitions to the three most challenging endurance races: the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon, and the Ironman triathlon. What she did not know, as she climbed the ranks of the running world, was the struggle her family would face and the role her running would play in helping her persevere in the face of great adversity. When Lee’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and her son suffered a devastating accident, she found herself falling back on the lessons she had learned as a marathoner to help her endure the sudden family trials. In Against the Wind, DiPietro takes us through her harrowing yearlong fight for the lives of her husband and son. Despite the great difficulties she faced, throughout it all remained her love for running. Against the Wind is a story that will resonate with readers whose lives have been affected by cancer as well as those who are dedicated to endurance sports. It proves that running is a tool to save lives—far from just a sport and test of one's mettle. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding,