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'Arkansas' címkével ellátott könyvek a rukkolán

 


Rachel Vincent - Rogue ​- Latrok
Rendben, ​szóval a macskák nem esnek mindig talpra. Én aztán a legtöbbünknél jobban tudom ezt. Amióta visszatértem a falkába, nagy döntések és még nagyobb hibák követték egymást az életemben; olyan hibák, amikért ártatlan életekkel szokás fizetni. Mint az első és egyetlen női végrehajtónak, nagyon sokat kell bizonyítanom apám, a falka és saját magam előtt is. És most, hogy a területeinken sorra ölik meg a kandúrokat, keményebben dolgozom, mint valaha – bár mindig van erőm, hogy munka után szórakozzak is egy kicsit Marckal, aki végrehajtóként és a magánéletben is a társam. Azonban nem minden hibám lezárt ügy. Felmerül a gyanú, hogy a halott kandúrok esete összefüggésben áll emberi nők eltűnésével is, és talán minden miattam történik, emberként vagy macskaként. És az az egyetlen megingás talán túl sokba, elviselhetetlenül sokba fog kerülni nekem…

John Grisham - A ​Painted House
The ​hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a “good crop.” Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that’s never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever.

John Grisham - A ​festett ház
A ​világhírű szerző A festett ház című regényében ezúttal saját gyermekéveiből meríti az ihletet. Ha nem is egy gyapotültetvény kellős közepén élt Arkansasban, mint könyvének hétéves hőse, hanem egy kisvárosban, de mint megindítóan hiteles történetéből kiderül, kifogástalanul ismeri a gyapottermelő farmerek társadalmát, küzdelmes mindennapi életét, jellemét és félelmeit. Luke, aki saját és családja történetének elfogulatlan narrátora, a maga hét évével még az ártatlanság korát éli, de azért mindenből kiveszi a részét, a munkából és a felnőttek ügyes-bajos dolgaiból is, bármennyire szeretnék is ez utóbbiakat eltitkolni előle. Miközben éli a korabeli kisfiúk errefelé normális életét, lassan egyre több és több titokkal szembesül, melyek gyönge vállaira nehezednek. A legsúlyosabb mind között az, amikor szemtanúja lesz egy előre megfontolt, brutális gyilkosságnak, amelyről végképp nem beszélhet senkinek... Luke nagyon korán kénytelen a családi védettségből ki-kibújva szembesülni azzal, milyen is lehet a külső világ.

Friedrich Gerstäcker - Az ​indián bosszúja
A ​szerzőnek ebben a könyvében is a farmerek kemény, sok kalanddal, viszontagsággal teli életéről tudósít. Az arkansasi telepesek titokzatos ellenséggel találták magukat szemben. Egy idő óta elszaporodtak a lótolvajlások, s néhány bestiális gyilkosság is történt. Itt az ideje, hogy a tehetetlen városi hatóságok helyett maguk csináljanak rendet. A nyomozásban Asszovaum, a magányos indián is a "rendcsinálók" segítségére sietett... Az izgalmas fordulatokban bővelkedő regény érdekes és hiteles képet rajzol a száz évvel ezelőtti "vadnyugat"-ról.

Maya Angelou - I ​Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya ​Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope and joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American South of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover.

Rachel Vincent - Rogue
Okay, ​so cats don't always land on their feet. I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I've made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I'm working harder than ever, though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on and off duty. But not all my mistakes are behind me. We're beginning to suspect that the dead are connected with a rash of missing human women and that they can all be laid at my feet--two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear...

Friedrich Gerstäcker - The ​Arkansas Regulators
The ​Arkansas Regulators is a rousing tale of frontier adventure, first published in German in 1846, but virtually lost to English readers for well over a century. Written in the tradition of James Fenimore Cooper, but offering a much darker and more violent image of the American frontier, this was the first novel produced by Friedrich Gerstäcker, who would go on to become one of Germany's most famous and prolific authors. A crucial piece of a nineteenth-century transatlantic literary tradition, this long-awaited translation and scholarly edition of the novel offers a startling revision of the frontier myth from a European perspective.

Steve Berry - Az ​elveszett parancs
AZ ​ARANYKÖR LOVAGJAI Amerika történelmének legnagyobb és legveszélyesebb titkos társasága volt. Milliárdokat halmozott fel lopott aranyban-ezüstben, és elásta őket titkos rejtekhelyeken mindenfelé az Államokban. A kincskeresők 1865 óta kutatnak az óriási vagyon után, amelyből eddig nagyon kevés került elő. 160 évvel később az Aranykör megmaradt lovagjainak két frakciója vadászik az elveszett kincsre: az egyik azért, hogy elköltse a saját céljaira, a másik azért, hogy megőrizze. Ebbe a viszályba zuhan bele Cotton Malone, az Igazságügyi Minisztérium hírszerzésének egykori ügynöke, akit sokkal szorosabb szálak fűznek a lovagokhoz, mint gondolná. A harc tengelye a Smithsonian Intézet, küllői a lovagok, a kincs, és egyik őse, Angus Cotton Malone konföderációs kém és az aranykörös talány kulcsfigurája révén maga Malone. Bonyolítják a helyzetet egy gátlástalan képviselőházi elnök és egy megkeseredett özvegy szenátorné politikai ambíciói, akik gyökeres változtatásokat tervezgetnek országos méretben. Miközben Malone és Cassiopeia Vitt szembenéz a múlttal, Danny Daniels volt elnök és Stephanie Nelle kénytelen megfelelni egy váratlan és fenyegető kihívásnak, amely talán egyikük életét követeli. Amerika sötét múltjába és egy talán még sűrűbb sötétséggel fenyegető, lehetséges jövőbe visz el bennünket Az elveszett parancs a veszélyes úton, a Smithsonian szürke eminenciásainak irodáiból Észak-Új-Mexikó vad hegyei közé, az arkansasi vidék rengeteg erdein át.

Steve Berry - The ​Lost Order
The ​Lost Order continues renowned New York Times top 5 bestseller Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series with another riveting, history-based thriller. The Knights of the Golden Circle, founded on July 4, 1854, was the largest, most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It formulated grand plans—to expand the United States, change the constitutional landscape, and forge a Southern empire, enslaving a ‘golden circle’ spanning two continents. To finance its goals, the Order amassed an amazing trove of stolen gold and silver, which they buried in hidden caches across the United States. Treasure hunters have searched for decades, but have never found any of the Order’s major hoards. Now, 160 years later, the knights still exist. Two factions within the Order want the treasure—one to spend it, the other to preserve it. Thrust into that civil war is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone. Starting with a hunt for clues inside the Smithsonian Institution, Malone discovers that an ancestor within his own family may hold the key to everything: a Confederate spy named Owen “Cotton” Payne. Complicating matters further are the political ambitions of a ruthless Speaker of the House and the widow of a United States Senator, who have plans of their own—plans that conflict in every way with the Order. From the quiet back rooms of the Smithsonian, to the dangers of rural Arkansas, and finally into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into our country’s dark past, and a potentially darker future.

Mara Leveritt - Devil's ​Knot
On ​the evening of May 5, 1993, in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old boys disappeared. The next afternoon, the naked bodies of Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore were found submerged in a nearby stream. The boys had been bound from ankle to wrist with their own shoelaces and severely beaten. Christopher had been castrated. The crime scene had yielded few clues, and despite Christopher's castration, there was a remarkable absence of blood. The police were stymied, and citizens' alarm mounted as weeks passed without an arrest. Finally, a month after the murders, detectives announced three arrests -- and a startling theory of the crime: that the children had been killed by members of a satanic cult. Detectives attributed their break in the case to a former special education student, seventeen-year-old Jessie Misskelley Jr. Although Jessie insisted he knew nothing of the crime, after eight hours of questioning, police announced that he had implicated himself and accused two other teenagers, eighteen-year-old Damien Echols and sixteen-year-old Jason Baldwin. Damien and Jason both denied Jessie's account, and Jessie himself recanted it within hours, but by then all three had been charged with the murders. With no physical evidence connecting anyone to the crime, prosecutors contended that the murders bore signs of "the occult" and that the three accused teenagers possessed a "state of mind" that pointed to them as the killers. As proof of the defendants' mental states, they introduced items taken from their rooms -- such as books by Anne Rice and album posters for the rock group Metallica. Jurors found all three teenagers guilty.Jessie and Jason were sentenced to life in prison. Damien was sentenced to death. While the verdicts were popular in Arkansas, an HBO documentary raised questions about the lack of evidence in the case, and a Web site was formed to support the inmates, now known as "The West Memphis Three." When the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the verdicts, state officials insisted that anyone who questioned the trials simply did not know "the facts." Now, for the first time, an award-winning investigative reporter examines that official stand. In riveting narrative, "Devil's Knot" draws readers into the drama of a modern-day courtroom dominated by references to Satan. In laying out "the facts" of this still-unfolding case, it offers a frightening look into America's system of justice.

Michelle Duggar - Jim Bob Duggar - A ​Love That Multiplies
Anyone ​who sees America’s best-known mega family on television is filled with curiosity. People want to know….Why do they have so many children? What do they believe? What does the family do for fun? How do they get their children to obey so well? How can they afford to live? Now, Michelle and Jim Bob show how parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. In this second book from the Duggars, they explain the principles that equip their family to face life’s realities—including their most recent hardship with the three-month premature birth of their newest child, Josie. Josie’s birth tested everything the family believed in and demonstrates how they worked together, relying on their faith. They also discuss helping their older children navigate decisions about courtship and marriage and how to prepare to be productive adults. As the Duggars share their hearts and faith, readers will find answers to their many questions about this inspirational family.

Charles Portis - True ​Grit
Charles ​Portis has been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel. First published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne (for which he won his only Academy Award), it tells the story of Mattie Ross, a fourteen-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, who sets out in the winter of eighteen seventy-something to avenge the murder of her father. Since not even Mattie (who is no self-doubter) would ride into Indian Territory alone, she "convinces" one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshall, to tag along with her. As Mattie outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten types in her path, as her performance under fire makes them eat their words, her indestructible vitality and harsh innocence by turns amuse, horrify, and touch the reader. What happens—to Mattie, to the gang of outlaws unfortunate enough to tangle with her—rings with the dramatic rightness of legend and the marvelous overtones, the continual surprises, of personality. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight and unflinching, like Mattie herself, who tells the story a half-century later in a voice that sounds strong and sure enough to outlast us all.

Michelle Duggar - Jim Bob Duggar - The ​Duggars: 20 and Counting!
This ​practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find seventeen (baby number eighteen is due January 1, 2009) well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun - and must importantly, faith. Readers will learn about the Duggars’ marriage - how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They’ll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they’ll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free - even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house. Answering the oft asked question - How can I do with one or two children what you do with seventeen(soon to be eighteen)? - Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls “serene chaos.” They show how other parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family’s Web site on a daily basis - especially after every national media interview and TV appearance - including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel’s “Meet the Duggars” series.

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