Fly Away

Fly Away


  • Release: 2013-04-23
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781250031808
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the characters in Firefly Lane in her next blockbuster novel, Fly Away. Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . . Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people. Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world. Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs. A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where ther

Silent Sparks

Silent Sparks


  • Release: 2016-04-26
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781400880317
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An informative, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated look at the beloved firefly For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for in a mate? In Silent Sparks, noted biologist and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the fascinating world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these beloved insects. From the meadows of New England and the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, to the rivers of Japan and mangrove forests of Malaysia, this beautifully illustrated and accessible book uncovers the remarkable, dramatic stories of birth, courtship, romance, sex, deceit, poison, and death among fireflies. The nearly two thousand species of fireflies worldwide have evolved in different ways—and while most mate through the aerial language of blinking lights, not all do. Lewis introduces us to fireflies that don't light up at all, relying on wind-borne perfumes to find mates, and we encounter glow-worm fireflies, whose plump, wingless females never fly. We go behind the scenes to meet inquisitive scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding fireflies, and we learn about various modern threats including light pollution and habitat destruction. In the last section of the book, Lewis provides a field guide for North American fireflies, enabling us to identify them in our own backyards and neighborhoods. This concise, handy guide includes distinguishing features, habits, and range maps for the most commonly encountered fireflies, as well as a gear list. A passionate exploration of one of the world's most charismatic and admired insects, Silent Sparks will inspire us to reconnect with the natural world.

Fairy Food

Fairy Food


  • Release: 2020-06-16
  • Publisher: Skyhorse
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9781510755949
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Whimsical Recipes for Fairy-Themed Lunches, Teatime, Desserts, and More! There are many kinds of fairies—garden fairies, orchard fairies, meadow fairies, woodland elves, and a number of unique water fairies such as sprites and nymphs. One thing all fairies have in common is a love of delicious food! Fruits, berries, and wild honey are sure to keep almost any fairy happy for hours on end. A nibble of cake or pastry will make them positively joyous! Explore the whimsical world of fairy food in this delightful cookbook. Whether you're planning a fairy-themed party or just wish to add an element of fancy to your meals, you'll find plenty to inspire you here, from breakfasts and lunches to teatime to dessert. Discover recipes such as: Pastel Berry Shortbread Rounds Rainbow Tea Bread Wild Violet Tea Sandwiches Elves’ Emerald Mushroom Pizza Water Sprites’ Watermelon Soup Cream Puff Fairy Ring Firefly Cupcakes Fondant Fireflies, Honeybees and Bumblebees Creamy Chocolate Rainbow Cones Pixies’ Popcorn Blooming Honey Biscuits and much more! Many recipes include elements that children can help prepare for added fun. Full of inspiring photographs of fairy food and drink, as well as a fairy-themed garden tea party, this delightful cookbook makes a unique gift for the fairy enthusiast in your life.