• Young Adult Fiction

To the Edge of the World


Author: Michele Torrey
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307434095
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 5053
ORPHANED BY THE plague and penniless, Mateo must find his way in the world. By chance he is made a cabin boy on the celebrated voyage of Captain-General Ferdinand Magellan. The destination is secret, but the crew whispers that Magellan will be the first to sail east to the Spice Islands by going west—and everyone shall return with untold riches. At sea, Mateo discovers the meaning of friendship, loyalty, and hard work, as well as the delight of first love. But when the ocean rages and brother turns against brother, both Mateo and Magellan are in danger—and it’s not clear if anyone will survive. . . . “Torrey deftly maintains the taut thread of adventure that, along with the cast of memorable characters, keep the pages turning.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred “This deserves to be in the hands of every reader who loves history and adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Face at the Edge of the World


Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780899198002
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 3348
Haunted by the suicide of a gifted young black writer who was his best friend, Jed pursues the reason for it.

    • Social Science

Island on the Edge of the World


Author: Charles Maclean
Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 4639

    • Juvenile Fiction

My Diary from the Edge of the World


Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442483873
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
View: 4775
Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood, twelve, of Cliffden, Maine, living in a world where sasquatches, dragons, giants, and mermaids are common, keeps a diary of her family's journey in a used Winnebago as they seek The Extraordinary World in hopes of keeping her little brother, Sam, safe against all odds.

    • Children's stories

To the Edge of the World


Author: Julia Green
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192758454
Category: Children's stories
Page: 226
View: 445
A beautifully written tale of courage, friendship, and survival.Imagine a tiny island far out in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. On some days, you can hardly see where the sea ends and the land begins, everything merged in a blue-grey mist of sea spray and wind-blown sand. There is nothing between here and America. I say nothing, but what Imean, of course, is nothing but ocean. And about sixty-five kilometres out to sea, one last remote outcrop of islands and sea stacks, with the highest sea cliffs anywhere in the UK - St Kilda. Distant, desolate, and difficult to reach. The islands at the edge of the world . . .

    • History

A Crack in the Edge of the World

America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062277456
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 2434
Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced it—and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.


    • Young Adult Fiction

At the Edge of the World


Author: Kari Jones
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459810643
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 256
View: 8321
Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. They go to school together, surf, party, and hang out all the time. Ivan eats at Maddie's house almost every day. But all is not well in Ivan's world, and as control of his life slips farther away from him, Maddie agonises over her role in his life. Ivan fears the fallout if the people in his community discover what he's been hiding, but Maddie thinks telling his secret will help him. As Maddie struggles to figure out her own post-high-school path, she worries about how to deal with the things she knows about Ivan's life. Is she a keeper of his secrets? Should she help him hide what's going on in his family? Or should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble?

    • Fiction

The House at the Edge of the World


Author: Julia Rochester
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241971705
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 682
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester's The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die. John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histories. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull. The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront: who are we responsible for and, ultimately, who do we belong to? 'A story that carries you along - clever plotting and a startling outcome. An impressive first novel' Penelope Lively 'Wonderfully crisp and funny and it's so full of vivid, surprising images that the reader almost doesn't notice the moment that deep secrets begin to be revealed' Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth is Missing Julia Rochester grew up on the Exe Estuary in Devon. She studied in London, Berlin and Cambridge and has worked for the BBC Portuguese Service and for Amnesty International as Researcher on Brazil. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

    • Europe

The Edge of the World

How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are
Author: Michael Pye
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780241963838
Category: Europe
Page: 400
View: 4852
When the Romans retreated from northern Europe, they left behind lands of barbarians at the very edge of the known world. Yet a thousand years later the countries surrounding the North Sea were at the heart of scientific, mercantile and artistic enlightenments and controlled the first truly global empires. In The Edge of the World, Michael Pye explains how a small but treacherous body of water inspired the saints, spies, fisherman, pirates, traders and marauders who lived beside and journeyed across the North Sea to give birth to our modern world. Hugely enjoyable.' Tom Holland, Guardian 'Pye is a wonderful historian.' Terry Jones 'Astonishing. A treasure chest.' The Times 'A dazzling historical adventure.' Daily Telegraph 'Extraordinary . . . fascinating.' Observer

    • Social Science

Light at the Edge of the World

A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 9781926706894
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 1053
For more than 30 years, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the world’s traditional cultures. His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti. In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking. As he investigates the dark undercurrents tearing people from their past and propelling them into an uncertain future, Davis reiterates that the threats faced by indigenous cultures endanger and diminish all cultures.

    • Fiction

On the Edge of the World


Author: Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881411188
Category: Fiction
Page: 135
View: 8154
Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to Eastern Siberia. During his journey he learns through example and suffering that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is dignity that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for Christian conversion. Includes appendix, 7 line drawings.

    • Literary Collections

Dancing at the Edge of the World

Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802165664
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 452
View: 7897
“I have decided that the trouble with print is, it never changes its mind,” writes Ursula Le Guin in her introduction to Dancing at the Edge of the World. But she has, and here is the record of that change in the decade since the publication of her last nonfiction collection, The Language of the Night. And what a mind — strong, supple, disciplined, playful, ranging over the whole field of its concerns, from modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos, with an eloquence, wit, and precision that makes for exhilarating reading.

    • Fiction

House at the Edge of the World


Author: Tim Haynes
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 9781919931104
Category: Fiction
Page: 170
View: 2047
Drunken wakes, mistaken corpses, strongman competitions with mountain goats, and salmon poaching at midnight by the light of a torch while hiding from the police, are among the poignant and comic anecdotes littered throughout this honest, funny story. Such hilarious events are inevitable for the South African family that spends four years living in rural Ireland, rebuilding their dream stone cottage from scratch, dealing with meddling locals, and learning to appreciate the country folk's very strange antics.

    • History

Over the Edge of the World

Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061865886
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 6602
Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Crispin: At the Edge of the World


Author: Avi
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423140702
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5338
The more I came to know of the world, the more I knew I knew it not. He was a nameless orphan, marked for death by his masters for an unknown crime. Discovering his name— Crispin—only intensified the mystery. Then Crispin met Bear, who helped him learn the secret of his full identity. And in Bear—the enormous, red-bearded juggler, sometime spy, and everyday philosopher—Crispin also found a new father and a new world. Now Crispin and Bear have set off to live their lives as free men

    • Fiction

The Library at the Edge of the World

A Novel
Author: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062663739
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3986
November 2017 LibraryReads Pick In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast. As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. “Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney.”—Irish Examiner

    • History

At the Edge of the World

The Heroic Century of the French Foreign Legion
Author: Jean-Vincent Blanchard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802743889
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 9607
The remarkable story of the French Foreign Legion, its dramatic rise throughout the nineteenth century, and its most committed champion, General Hubert Lyautey. An aura of mystery, romance, and danger surrounds the French Foreign Legion, the all-volunteer corps of the French Army, founded in 1831. Famous for its physically grueling training in harsh climates, the legion fought in French wars from Mexico to Madagascar, Southeast Asia to North Africa. To this day, despite its reputation for being assigned the riskiest missions in the roughest terrain, the mystique of the legion continues to attract men from every corner of the world. In At the Edge of the World, historian Jean-Vincent Blanchard follows the legion's rise to fame during the nineteenth century--focusing on its campaigns in Indochina and especially in Africa--when the corps played a central role in expanding and protecting the French Empire. As France struggled to be a power capable of rivaling the British, the figure of the legionnaire--deadly, self-sacrificing, uncompromisingly efficient--came to represent the might and morale that would secure a greater, stronger nation. Drawing from rare, archival memoirs and testimonies of legionnaires from the period and tracing the fascinating career of Hubert Lyautey, France's first resident-general in Morocco and a hero to many a legionnaire, At the Edge of the World chronicles the Foreign Legion at the height of its renown, when the corps and its archetypically handsome, moody, and marginalized recruits became both the symbols of a triumphant colonialism and the stuff of legend.

    • Fiction

To the Edge of the World


Author: Harry Thompson
Publisher: Lawson Library Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781596922259
Category: Fiction
Page: 263
View: 6530
A fictionalized version of Robert Fitzroy's expedition on the HMS Beagle to the Tierra del Fuego and his encounters with Charles Darwin.

    • Fiction

The Edge of the World


Author: William Sarabande
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 055356028X
Category: Fiction
Page: 465
View: 4976
On a quest to discover the fate of his people, young shaman Cha-kwena breaks a terrifying taboo--an act that estranges him from his tribe and his woman--and follows the forbidden path of the mammoth. Original.