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The Dead Farmer's Almanac

Author: Jim Larranaga

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462828722

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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A young Minnesota farmer is struck by lightning and found dead in a field. Newspaper reporter Eddy Osland thinks hes happened across an unfortunate farm accident until the dead farmers brother hands Eddy an almanac, claiming his brother was murdered because he had proof that the government controls the global weather system. As soon as Eddy takes possession of the almanac, his life is thrown upside down. National Security Agents begin following him, eyewitnesses are killed, and his wife and children are missing. Eddy is left with little evidence as the government begins closing in to discredit him. The only person who can help him prove his case is a Vietnam veteran who was listed as an MIA over twenty years before.

Farmer's Almanac

A Work of Fiction

Author: Chris Fink

Publisher: Emergency Press

ISBN: 0988569450

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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"In Chris Fink's debut work of fiction, America's rural core is cracked open to reveal moments of stark beauty and cruelty. Farmer's Almanac-a new Midwestern Gothic-is an imaginary handbook for rural living, as timeless and essential as its namesake. But this is no American pastoral. Fink's vision is more Orwell than Rockwell. Not since Winesburg, Ohio has a book so thoroughly plumbed the Midwestern character. A despairing farmer milks a dead cow, a baseball phenom chooses between the diamond and the dairy barn, and in the back of the school bus, a young girl fights back against her tormentors. Farmer's Almanac reports the new from mythical Odette County, Wisconsin, where the milk prices keep falling, and the forecast is not good." - back cover.

Farmer's Almanac

A Work of Fiction

Author: Chris Fink

Publisher: Emergency Press

ISBN: 0983693277

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In Chris Fink’s debut work of fiction, America’s rural core is cracked open to reveal moments of stark beauty and cruelty. Farmer’s Almanac—a new Midwestern Gothic—is an imaginary handbook for rural living, as timeless and essential as its namesake. But this is no American pastoral. Fink’s vision is more Orwell than Rockwell. Not since Winesburg, Ohio has a book so thoroughly plumbed the Midwestern character. A despairing farmer milks a dead cow, a baseball phenom chooses between the diamond and the dairy barn, and in the back of the school bus, a young girl fights back against her tormentors. Farmer’s Almanac reports the news from mythical Odette County, Wisconsin, where the milk prices keep falling, and the forecast is not good.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2019

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571987800

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 9731

It’s another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with The Old Farmer’s Almanac, America’s oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life. As the nation’s iconic calendar, the 2019 edition will forecast cultural, culinary, and other life-changing trends; preview notable astronomical events; provide time- and money-saving tips for gardeners of all varieties; set the hook for best fishing days; forecast traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather; and cover a range of related topics, including anniversaries, folklore, husbandry, home remedies, recipes, amusement, contests, and more—too much more to mention—all in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.

Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

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Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128324

Category: History

Page: 208

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Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571986138

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 9479

Offers a compilation of facts and folklore on a range of topics, including weather, astronomy, gardening, animals, history, sports, and health.

The Citizens' and Farmers' Almanac...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Dead Star

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Author: Janice Stillman

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 3206

The American classic now mixes wacky and wonderful stories, facts, and activities for children, covering weather, astronomy, gardening, history, the outdoors, nature, sports, and more. Original.

Almanac

Poems

Author: Austin Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400848032

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Almanac is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems that celebrate, and mourn the passing of, the world of the small family farm. But while the poems are all involved in some way with the rural Midwest, particularly with the people and land of the northwestern Illinois dairy farm where Austin Smith was born and raised, they are anything but merely regional. As the poems reflect on farm life, they open out to speak about childhood and death, the loss of tradition, the destruction of the natural world, and the severing of connections between people and the land. This collection also reflects on a long poetic apprenticeship. Smith's father is a poet himself, and Almanac is in part a meditation about the responsibility of the poet, especially the young poet, when it falls to him to speak for what is vanishing. To quote another Illinois poet, Thomas James, Smith has attempted in this book to write poems "clear as the glass of wine / on [his] father's table every Christmas Eve." By turns exhilarating and disquieting, this is a remarkable debut from a distinctive new voice in American poetry. ______ From Almanac: THE MUMMY IN THE FREEPORT ART MUSEUM Austin Smith ? Amongst the masterpieces of the small-town Picassos and Van Goghs and photographs of the rural poor and busts of dead Greeks or the molds of busts donated by the Art Institute of Chicago to this dying town's little museum, there was a mummy, a real mummy, laid out in a dim-lit room by himself. I used to go to the museum just to visit him, a pharaoh who, expecting an afterlife of beautiful virgins and infinite food and all the riches and jewels he'd enjoyed in earthly life, must have wondered how the hell he'd ended up in Freeport, Illinois. And I used to go alone into that room and stand beside his sarcophagus and say, "My friend, I've asked myself the same thing."

A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There

Author: Aldo Leopold

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195059281

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Approaches the prevalent issues in ecology from an aesthitic viewpoint, stressing the beauty and balance of nature

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983183

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 4603

A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 1153

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

The Phishing Manual

A Compendium to the Music of Phish

Author: Dean Budnick

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786882038

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 6115

Brings together a lively account of Phish's compositions and performances, reviews of legendary Phish shows, extensive concert tape recommendations, photographs, and a variety of set lists, into a comprehensive, one-stop study of the popular band. Original.

The Farmer's Almanac and Calendar

Author: Cuthbert William Johnson,William Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571986464

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 7480

As surely as the Sun rises in the east and maple leaves turn color in autumn, The Old Farmer's Almanac is back—and it's better than ever! Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, America's best loved annual and oldest continuously published peridocial (now in its 223rd year!) promises to be "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," thus once again both fulfilling the mission set forth by its founder Robert B. Thomas and readers' expectations. This edition is packed with wit, wisdom, tips, advice, facts, fun, and recipes, including . . . • traditionally 80 percent-accurate weather forecasts • creatures from hell • readers' wacky coincidences • making sausages at home • wildfires' effect on weather • love potions • beauty secrets • odds of almost everything • unmasked mysteries of plant seed dispersal Plus, Moon phases and other celestial sightings, tides, gardening tables, best days, and too much more to mention. Added value this year: • 96 full-color pages—16 more than ever! • full-color winter and summer weather maps • updated Reference section The Old Farmer's Almanac is often imitated, but never equaled. Accept no substitutes!

Best of the Old Farmer's Almanac

The First 200 Years

Author: Judson D. Hale

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679742647

Category: Humor

Page: 244

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Celebrating the bicentennial of "The Old Farmer's Almanac," this retrospective collection of wit and wisdom from the popular magazine contains a selection of feature articles, recipes, lore, humor, and more

There Ends 101 Poems from my Lithuanian Soul that Seek to be Sung

Author: Steve Rincavage

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557208238

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

View: 9605

Poems are a window to your soul. They are a checkpoint to see if you have any senses left. This book completes the trilogy and the rest is history. During the course of 2008 and 2009, cycles of change were all about. I examined the past, present and future and I believe I have created a new stir. Time and space, love and gravity converged and this book of poems emerged. Enjoy.

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Author: Robert Bailey Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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