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The Outrun: A Memoir

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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“The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk—the sheer sensuality of Liptrot’s prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best.”—New Statesman When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London. Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife—puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings—and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey toward recovery from addiction. The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope. A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller New Statesman Book of the Year

The Outrun

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782115498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ONDAATJE PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZE At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

The Outrun

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786894229

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Page: 240

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2017 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZEWINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ONDAATJE PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZEAt the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

Outrun the Moon

Author: Stacey Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399175415

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 391

View: 2469

"On the eve of the San Fransisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together to survive"--

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied

Author: Jess Keating

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402297572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6642

"A wild romp, filled with humor and heart."—Lisa Schroeder, author of It's Raining Cupcakes and the Charmed Life series Ana Wright's social life is now officially on the endangered list: she lives in a zoo (umm, elephant droppings!?), her best friend lives on the other side of the world, and the Sneerers are making junior high miserable. All Ana wants is to fade into the background. Yeah, that's not going to happen. Creature File for Ana Wright: Species Name: Anaphyta Normalis Kingdom: The Zoo, Junior High Phylum: Girls Whose Best Friend Just Moved To New Zealand; Girls Who Are Forced To Live In A Zoo With Their Weirdo Parents And Twin Brother Weight: Classified Feeds On: Daydreams about Zackardia Perfecticus and wish cupcakes Life Span: Soon to become extinct due to social awkwardness

Outrun the Wind

Author: Elizabeth Tammi

Publisher: Flux

ISBN: 9781635830262

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1666

The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. But when Kahina encounters the legendary warrior Atalanta on a routine mission, a dangerous line is crossed and both girls learn that their actions have consequences and rules were made to be broken.

Outrun The Dark

Author: Cecilia Bartholomew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Love of Country

A Journey Through the Hebrides

Author: Madeleine Bunting

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647156X

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 1524

"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Nature Cure

Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813926216

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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"Mabey fears that he, like the swift, may be too specialized - given to an intensely specific way of life which, when threatened, leaves him with nowhere to turn. A life spent observing nature has taught him that any creature, even an entire species, might be made suddenly obsolete by the shifts of the world. Just how adaptable is he? He leaves the Chilterns with a near-complete set of the works of John Clare and an antique microscope, but without a frying pan. From now on he will have to think about a complete life, not just those bases he touched as a writer following his calling.".

The Weatherhouse

Author: Nan Shepherd

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847678025

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The women of the tiny town of Fetter-Rothnie have grown used to a life without men, and none more so than the tangle of mothers and daughters, spinsters and widows living at the Weatherhouse. Returned from war with shellshock, Garry Forbes is drawn into their circle as he struggles to build a new understanding of the world from the ruins of his grief. In The Weatherhouse Nan Shepherd paints an exquisite portrait of a community coming to terms with the brutal losses of war, and the small tragedies, yearnings and delusions that make up a life.

I Found My Tribe

A Memoir

Author: Ruth Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635571596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 550

A transformative, euphoric memoir about finding solace in the unexpected for readers of H is for Hawk and When Breath Becomes Air. Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband Simon who has ALS and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other "tribe" are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks. The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, from diagnosis to their long-standing precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for swimming in the wild Irish Sea--culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary. An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world, and the brightness of life.

Under a Painted Sky

Author: Stacey Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399168036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5819

"In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl, disguise themselves as boys and travel on the Oregon Trail to California from Missouri"--

Greenvoe

Author: George Mackay Brown

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1848549512

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1979

The small Orcadian community of Greevoe has remained unchanged for generations. Now a shady government project, Operation Black Star, threatens to destroy the islander's way of life. George Mackay Brown's first novel describes a week in the life of the islanders as the come to terms with the repercussions of Operation Black Star in a masterful mix of prose and poetry from one of Scotland's greatest writers.

The Fish Ladder

A Journey Upstream

Author: Katharine Norbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632860015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8031

Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by a loving adoptive family, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the landscape of the British countryside. One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine sets out-accompanied by her nine-year-old daughter, Evie-with the idea of following a river from the sea to its source. The luminously observed landscape grounds the walkers, providing both a constant and a context to their expeditions. But what begins as a diversion from grief evolves into a journey to the source of life itself: a life threatening illness forces Katharine to seek a genetic medical history, and this new and unexpected path delivers her to the door of the woman who abandoned her all those years ago. Combining travelogue, memoir, exquisite nature writing, and fragments of poems with tales from Celtic mythology, The Fish Ladder has a rare emotional resonance. It is a portrait of motherhood, of a literary marriage, a hymn to the adoptive family, but perhaps most of all it is an exploration of the extraordinary majesty of the natural world. Imbued with a keen and joyful intelligence, this original and life-affirming book is set to become a classic of its genre.

Sidetracked

Author: Diana Harmon Asher

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351207

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8933

If middle school were a race, Joseph Friedman wouldn’t even be in last place—he’d be on the sidelines. With an overactive mind and phobias of everything from hard-boiled eggs to gargoyles, he struggles to understand his classes, let alone his fellow classmates. So he spends most of his time avoiding school bully Charlie Kastner and hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him. But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room teacher encourages (i.e., practically forces) him to join the school track team, and second, he meets Heather, a crazy-fast runner who isn’t going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner or anybody else. With a new friend and a new team, Joseph finds himself off the sidelines and in the race (quite literally) for the first time. Is he a good runner? Well, no, he’s terrible. But the funny thing about running is, once you're in the race, anything can happen.

Outrun the Dark

Author: Ruthie Toombs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937070366

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 3552

Lee Stein's demons are catching up with her and her road-worn marathon sneakers... Horrifying nightmares force Lee to constantly relive the bloody act of negligence that took her brother's life in childhood, and her philandering husband has been tormenting her with a steady stream of mistresses right under her nose. With her marriage in shambles and harboring a shameful secret she dare not tell anyone, she's drowning in a miserable pool of empty nest syndrome. Then Lee begins to feel the quiet tug of a sinister malevolence threatening to rupture from the dark place we all have inside. A chance encounter with an attractive barista turns Lee's world upside down, and when she finds herself falling for Abby, a captivating young mother, she feels she may have a shot at redemption after all. But happiness can come at a heavy price, and Abby's own bloodthirsty past threatens to destroy their happiness with a true predator's brutality. Can Lee harness the monster within to save Abby from a deadly fate and find peace with an ancient guilt? Or will she run back to a murky facade of the perfect life?

Outrun the Rain

Author: Sarah Snyder,Krista Davis,Wendy Douglas

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507884607

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 4335

Broke and on the run, Alex Jamison has nothing to lose. Her brother has run off in search of a mythical diamond, leaving her behind to pick up the pieces of their broken lives. Alex not only has to deal with the loss of her family home and her inheritance, but with the dangerous loan shark her brother left behind. Knowing she is out of options, Alex begins a desperate journey up the rivers of the Borneo rainforest in search of her wayward brother. The last thing she needs is another man in her life, especially a gorgeous riverboat captain, who makes her yearn for what she knows she can't have. Captain Ben Carter has a reputation for taking on lost causes and strays. When Alex is found hiding aboard his boat, Ben can't turn her away. He tries to treat her as he would any other member of his crew, but as he spends time with Alex, he finds it difficult to keep away. The knowledge that Alex will have to leave the riverboat to head into the rainforest alone is frightening, but she knows if she were to stay, she would put Ben and his crew in danger. However, Ben refuses to let her journey alone. With lives in the balance, Alex must choose between the brother she loves and the man she can't live without. This rapid-fire adventure comes to a suspenseful conclusion, proving that we are all stronger than we think.

The Christian Future

Or the Modern Mind Outrun

Author: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy,Harold Stahmer

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620324509

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 316

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To Outrun Doomsday

Author: Kenneth Bulmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575122099

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 418

The planet Kerim must have been Utopia - once. All its inhabitants had to do when they wanted something was to pray out loud for it - and what they wanted would materialise before their eyes. But by the time Jack Waley crashed on it, its best days had long been gone - and its future was strictly limited. Which was typical Jack Waley luck. He had bungled and blundered his way across the space lanes, messing up everything he tried and being castaway on Kerim looked like the end of the line. For Kerim's people were now bands of confused savages and its cities crumbling ruins. And this time Waley knew that he'd have to change a whole world's luck if he wanted to save his own neck one more time.

The Inward Empire

Mapping the Wilds of Mortality and Fatherhood

Author: Christian Donlan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316509353

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 7222

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection In the vein of The Noonday Demon and When Breath Becomes Air, a father's "remarkable and revelatory" account of navigating his own neurological decline while watching in wonder as his young daughter's brain activity blossoms, a stunning examination of neurology, loss, and the meaning of life. (The Sunday Times) Soon after his daughter Leontine is born, 36-year old Christian Donlan's world shifted an inch to the left. He started to miss door handles and light switches when reaching for them. He was suddenly unable to fasten the tiny buttons on his new daughter's clothes. These experiences were the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis, an incurable and degenerative neurological illness. As Leontine starts to investigate the world around her, Donlan too finds himself in a new environment, a "spook country" he calls the "Inward Empire," where reality starts to break down in bizarre, frightening, sometimes beautiful ways. Rather than turning away from this landscape, Donlan summons courage and curiosity and sets out to explore, a tourist in his own body. The result is this exquisitely observed, heartbreaking, and uplifting investigation into the history of neurology, the joys and anxieties of fatherhood, and what remains after everything we take for granted - including the functions that make us feel like ourselves - has been stripped away. Like Andrew Solomon, Paul Kalathini, and William Styron, Donlan brings meaning, grace, playfulness, and dignity to an experience that terrifies and confounds us all.

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