Rookery Blues

His shirt was faded blue denim , with a streak of fresh blue paint between the top two buttons where his ragged smock had left him unprotected . ... “ Eye blue , ” he corrected her . ... “ The faculty , by the rest of Rookery .

Author: Jon Hassler


ISBN: 0345423089

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Struggling with their isolated lives at the state college in 1969 Rookery, Minnesota, a small group of people--including professor Leland Edwards, unkempt novelist Neil Novotny, and lovely Peggy Benoit--forms a jazz group known as the Icejam Quintet

The Best Novels of the Nineties

... Robert 953, 954 Rogers, Jane 38¡ The Romance Reader 98 Rookery Blues 903 Room Tempreature ¡74 Rose 84¡ The Rose Crossing 588 Roszak, Theodore ¡024 Roth, Henry 643 Roth, Philip 26¡, 644, 955 Round Rock 43 Roxanna Slade 343 Roy, ...

Author: Linda Parent Lesher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

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This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.

Of Fiction and Faith

WDB: I talked to a book distributor who told me that she had handled orders for your new novel, Rookery Blues. She had ordered three hundred copies sent to the Nashville, Tennessee, area and something over a thousand to Fort Wayne, ...

Author: W. Dale Brown

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802843135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Of Fiction and Faith features personal interviews with twelve of America's most significant writers, interviews which provide a window into the personal and literary lives of writers with special focus on their attitudes towards issues of faith.

American Historical Fiction

Rookery Blues. New York: Ballantine, 1995. 484 pp. In 1969, faculty members at Rookery State College form a jazz ... The Blue Deep. New York: Morrow, 1993. 382 pp. Marsh McCall and his men go to Vietnam to train French helicopter pilots ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573560672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 405

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An annotated bibliography of American historical fiction

More Book Lust

My favorite books of his are the two set at Rookery State College and featuring Leland Edwards, first a faculty member (in Rookery Blues) and later dean of the college (in The Dean's List). Hassler's emphasis is on his characters, ...

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570616556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.

Every Bird In Maine

In 2000 when I moved to Wiscasset, there was a Great Blue Heron rookery a mile down the river on Berry Island. Even though I wasn't a crazy birder at that me, a regular part of our evening boat trips was cruising around the island to ...

Author: Ethan J. Whitaker

Publisher: PVIMaine LLC

ISBN: 9798985620535

Category: Nature

Page: 214

View: 793


Why would a successful Maine software developer in his early 60’s close his laptop and spend an entire year chasing a little known Birding Record? Follow the author’s 2021 adventure as he travels from Kittery to Caribou to Camden to Fryeburg in an attempt to see every species of bird in the State of Maine. Every Bird in Maine is a stunning visual narrative of the Birds of Maine and the challenge of seeing them all. You will join the author in his: • Hike to the top of Saddleback Mountain to find a bird that nests at the tree line • Lobster boat trip in stormy seas to find a wayward bird that belongs in the tropics • Freezing winter excursion to glimpse a rare owl • Interactions with birders and non-birders as he travels throughout the state Every Bird in Maine includes over 400 wildlife photos by the author, tied together with his humorous chronicle of an attempt to break the State’s Big Year Record. Introduction: In 2011, 20th Century Fox released “The Big Year”, a comedy starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black. The movie was characterized as a box office failure and was quietly retired to the rear of various movie streaming services. One evening while watching HBO, the author stumbled across “The Big Year” and thoroughly enjoyed the story of three ‘competitive’ birders, striving to see the highest number of North American bird species in a calendar year. At the time, his knowledge of birds consisted of those that visit his feeders and the Bald Eagles and Ospreys that patrolled the river by his Wiscasset home. A few months later, the author met Ingrid, a beautiful 4th grade teacher who was also a birder. He was smitten from the moment he met her. In a desperate effort to impress Ingrid, on their second date he took her to a marsh where he had seen dozens of Snowy Egrets the previous September. The author had no idea that they had all migrated south four months earlier. Despite his birding ignorance, Ingrid continued to date him, and they married a year and a half later. Over time, their shared birding excursions became far more successful. Ingrid patiently taught the author how to identify different species, bought him a decent pair of binoculars, took him to birding festivals and slowly created a birding addict. By 2015 the couple began taking their vacations at birding hotspots in Texas, California, and Arizona. They would rush out the door every time a rare bird was spotted and spend all of their free time in marshes, bogs and at shorelines. A few years later, the author asked Ingrid how she would feel about him doing a ‘Maine Big Year’ in 2021, spending an entire calendar year seeing how many species of birds he could find. To do it right, he’d have to retire early, get his bad knees replaced, and spend even more time training for his Big Year. Ingrid immediately said, “I think you should do it!!!” Every Bird in Maine is a memoir of that Maine Big Year adventure. The state record sat at 317 species. Could he find 318?

Soil Water Conservation News

Home for Herons Great blue heron , a threatened wildlife species in New Jersey , enjoy the wetland environment at the Lafayette rookery . The rookery is protected from development through the efforts of concerned citizens .



ISBN: UOM:39015010182023

Category: Soil conservation


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Now Read this II

... 79 The Republic of Love , 74 Requiem for a Woman's Soul , 2 Rescue , 126 Reservation Blues , 106 Reservation Road ... 78 Rodoreda , Merce , 124 The Romance Reader , 47 The Romantics , 13 , 14 , 130 Rookery Blues , 72 Rose's Garden ...

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563088673

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.