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In his critically acclaimed new novel, Tim Gautreaux fashions a classic and unforgettable tale of two brothers struggling in a hostile world. In a lumber camp in the Louisiana cypress forest, a world of mud and stifling heat where men labor under back-breaking conditions, the Aldridge brothers try to repair a broken bond. Randolph Aldridge is the mill’s manager, sent by his father—the mill owner—to reform both the damaged mill and his damaged older brother. Byron Aldridge is the mill's lawman, a shell-shocked World War I veteran given to stunned silences and sudden explosions of violence that make him a mystery to Randolph and a danger to himself. Deep in the swamp, in this place of water moccasins, whiskey, and wild card games, these brothers become embroiled in a lethal feud with a powerful gangster. In a tale full of raw emotion as supple as a saw blade, The Clearing is a mesmerizing journey into the trials that define men’s souls..

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The Clearing | Heather Davis

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In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever. Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school. Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him. But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence. In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile..

Poetry

The Clearing | Allison Adair

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Winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, The Clearing is “a lush, lyrical book about a world where women are meant to carry things to safety and men leave decisively.” Luminous and electric from the first line to the last, Allison Adair’s debut collection navigates the ever-shifting poles of violence and vulnerability with a singular incisiveness and a rich imagination. The women in these poems live in places that have been excavated for gold and precious ores, and they understand the nature of being hollowed out. From the midst of the Civil War to our current era, Adair charts fairy tales that are painfully familiar, never forgetting that cruelty compels us to search for tenderness. Here we wonder, “What if this time instead of crumbs the girl drops / teeth, her own, what else does she have”? The Clearing knows the dirt beneath our nails, both alone and as a country, and pries it gently loose until we remember something of who we are, “from before...from a similar injury or kiss.” There is a dark beauty in this work, and Adair is a skilled stenographer of the silences around which we orbit. Described by Henri Cole as “haunting and dirt caked,” her unromantic poems of girlhood, nature, and family linger with an uncommon, unsettling resonance..

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The Clearing | Judy Lynde Romero

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A beautiful clearing in the woods. An ugly pit of darkness. What mysteries do they hold. Young Eva Carson faces these questions in a long summer in May visiting her Grandparents cabin on a majestic Grand Mesa in Colorado. Her reality is questioned when she is confronted by numerous unexplained phenomena embarking on her stable life. Soon she is engulfed in a torrent of mysteries and struggling for a sanity she believed she already possessed. All is chaos when she discovers life is a massive question mark of fear, but all questions are answered at one time or another..

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The Clearing | Jeannie Morgan

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The Clearing is a sequel to Jeannie Morgan’s prize winning first novel, Absence of Manners. Once again she vividly captures the realities and intricacies of life in mid nineteenth century Australia. Andrew Walters, an unsophisticated colonial lad, is dragged by a long hidden family secret into the tragedy of the Scottish Highland Clearances. At the same time, his own country, Australia, and his own life, are being changed forever by the tumult of the gold rushes. Love, loyalty and betrayal stretch his beliefs and his person. Is any of it worth the struggle?.

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The Clearing | Tim Gautreaux

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In his critically acclaimed new novel, Tim Gautreaux fashions a classic and unforgettable tale of two brothers struggling in a hostile world. In a lumber camp in the Louisiana cypress forest, a world of mud and stifling heat where men labor under back-breaking conditions, the Aldridge brothers try to repair a broken bond. Randolph Aldridge is the mill’s manager, sent by his father—the mill owner—to reform both the damaged mill and his damaged older brother. Byron Aldridge is the mill's lawman, a shell-shocked World War I veteran given to stunned silences and sudden explosions of violence that make him a mystery to Randolph and a danger to himself. Deep in the swamp, in this place of water moccasins, whiskey, and wild card games, these brothers become embroiled in a lethal feud with a powerful gangster. In a tale full of raw emotion as supple as a saw blade, The Clearing is a mesmerizing journey into the trials that define men’s souls..

Young Adult Fiction

The Clearing | Heather Davis

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In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever. Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school. Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him. But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence. In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile..

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The Clearing | Dan Newman

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“A dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deep fear of the unknown” (Gumshoe Reviews). With the eerie thrills of Dean Koontz, Dan Newman’s seething suspense reveals the part a man played in a murder—and the guilt that continues to haunt him . . . When his father commits suicide, Nate travels back to St. Lucia, the land where he was raised as an outsider, tolerated but not accepted. As a boy, he had ventured out to the plantation of Ti Fenwe with three friends. Surrounded on all sides by dense jungle, the boys had explored, their only rule to be back in the house before nightfall. Because at Ti Fenwe, something ancient was known to stalk the jungle—its reputation more horrifying than the boys could comprehend. But it was a very real enemy who changed the boys forever and snuffed out a life. Decades later, Nate comes back to finally gain a measure of peace over his role in the killing—and to uncover the deadly secrets of St. Lucia once and for all. “Told in lush, hypnotic prose that perfectly mirrors its mysterious Caribbean landscape, The Clearing is one man’s quest for the brutal truth at the heart of his deadly self-deception . . . An intoxicating, important debut.” —Laura Benedict, author of The Stranger Inside.

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The Clearing | Melanie Jett

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One girl. Two boys. It seems like a usual dilemma where girl has to choose between two perfectly wonderful boys. Except it's not. One of them has a dark secret, but secrets were meant to be told. When the other boy discovers this secret, he'll do anything to protect the girl. And it just might take everything to save her..

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The Clearing | Lou Paduano

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The residents of Bellbrook, Ohio have vanished. Seven thousand people in a four-mile radius disappeared overnight. A dead zone remains, no outgoing signals emanating from the ghost town. Ben Riley, framed for a crime he never committed, is the latest recruit to the Department of Special Assignments—a secret agency handling unsolved cases, those with open questions and unexplainable circumstances. Unsure what to expect or whether or not he deserves this second chance, Ben is thrust into a bizarre case of science gone wrong. Now, Ben and the rest of the field team must find out what happened to the residents of Bellbrook…before it happens to them. Welcome to the DSA, the all-new sci-fi conspiracy thriller from Lou Paduano, author of the urban fantasy thriller series, Greystone..

Poetry

The Clearing | Allison Adair

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Winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, The Clearing is “a lush, lyrical book about a world where women are meant to carry things to safety and men leave decisively.” Luminous and electric from the first line to the last, Allison Adair’s debut collection navigates the ever-shifting poles of violence and vulnerability with a singular incisiveness and a rich imagination. The women in these poems live in places that have been excavated for gold and precious ores, and they understand the nature of being hollowed out. From the midst of the Civil War to our current era, Adair charts fairy tales that are painfully familiar, never forgetting that cruelty compels us to search for tenderness. Here we wonder, “What if this time instead of crumbs the girl drops / teeth, her own, what else does she have”? The Clearing knows the dirt beneath our nails, both alone and as a country, and pries it gently loose until we remember something of who we are, “from before...from a similar injury or kiss.” There is a dark beauty in this work, and Adair is a skilled stenographer of the silences around which we orbit. Described by Henri Cole as “haunting and dirt caked,” her unromantic poems of girlhood, nature, and family linger with an uncommon, unsettling resonance..

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The Clearing | Naomi Scherelle Daugherty

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The Clearing is language transformed into water, grit, and song. This calabash of poetry by Naomi S. Daugherty turns vulnerability into power and transparency into testimony, elevating the art form through her honest narrative and imagery. From beloved to wet behind the ears, every poem is an elegant voyage of acknowledgement, awareness, and release. - A. Rainey-Ani, Nine Pages Media CEO.

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The Clearing | Penelope Jane Jones

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Rachelle the Racoon's favourite place in the forest is the clearing - a place her friends can play on the soft green grass or swim in the tranquil river while the friendly sun smiles down at them. One day, Rachelle wakes up to a disaster - their clearing is a mess! Litter is everywhere, the river is dark and contaminated and there is so much pollution in the air that they can't see the sun. Rachelle and her friends didn't create the mess but they now need to decide what to do about it. This story is about Rachelle stepping up and becoming a leader. It is perfect for children 5-8 and was created in response to the #createartforearth project..

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In the Clearing | JP Pomare

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Set against a ticking clock, this "taut and unpredictable" thriller pits a ruthless cult against a mother's love, revealing that our darkest secrets are the hardest ones to leave behind (Chris Hammer). Four days to go Amy has only ever known life in the Clearing, amidst her brothers and sisters--until a newcomer, a younger girl, joins the "family" and offers a glimpse of the outside world. Three days to go Freya is going to great lengths to seem like an "everyday mum," even as she maintains her isolated lifestyle, hoping to protect her young son and her dog. Two days to go When news breaks of a missing girl--a child the same age as Freya's son, Billy--Amy and Freya find themselves headed for a shocking collision. One day to go.

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The Clearing in the Wood | Warren C. Edick II

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The Clearing in the Wood is the story about Vera, a middleaged person whose experience of reality has been shattered by tragedy, on a quest to find the meaning of life. Her journey takes her through the world of science, friendship and out into the wood where she ascends a strange mountain and thereby ventures into an unknown world that transforms her life as she interacts with a young Indian boy and finally meets Paul, a sagelike recluse. The Clearing in the Wood aims at restoring the idea of truth within the human condition, where it has been all but vanquished throughout the past century..

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The Clearing of Travis Coble | Jonathan Janz

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Travis Coble didn't kill and eat his family. At least that's what a jury decided twenty years ago. But like Lizzie Borden, Travis Coble was branded guilty by an angry public and consigned to a life of suspicious whispers and sidelong stares. Now, Professor Dick Myers wants to clear Travis's name once and for all. An interview with the reclusive mountain man would not only bring Myers fame-it could save his job. But Myers will find more than a good story in Coble's isolated shack in the Smoky Mountains. He will find the truth about what happened twenty years ago...and the true meaning of horror. A new work of terror from the author of the worldwide bestseller Old Order..

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Mystery Surrounding the Clearing of a River | Arlen Toruno

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Things are not always what they seem, and sometimes people are not as loyal and sincere as they pretend to be. Sometimes we all have to go by our instinct and trust our judgement in order to find out the truth. Valery Mcpherson was a very happy and caring woman. She always tried to get along with everyone, and she always tried to help others in need. Nobody knew what really happened to her. Her death really was a mystery. It was hard to imagine anyone taking her life away or even her committing suicide. Could it have been an accidental death? As the story unfolds, the truth about what really happened to her will be revealed. In a small town where everyone knows you and your life story, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out the mystery surrounding her premature death..

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Call Me Evie | J. P. Pomare

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A seventeen-year-old struggles to remember the tragic night that changed her life forever in this twist-filled debut novel of psychological suspense for fans of Sharp Objects and The Last Time I Lied. Evie and her uncle Jim have just moved to an isolated cabin in a remote beach town--a far cry from their hometown of Melbourne. But Evie isn't her real name. And Jim isn't really her uncle. Jim tells Evie she did something terrible back home, that he's hiding her to protect her. But Evie can't remember anything about that night--for all she knows, he's lying. As fragments of her memory return, she starts to wonder if Jim is really her savior...or her captor. In a riveting novel that fearlessly plumbs the darkest recesses of the mind, J.P. Pomare explores the fragility of memory and the potential in everyone to hide the truth--even from themselves..

Technology & Engineering

Clearing the Air | Tim Smedley

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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2019** 'Read this book and join the effort to terminate air pollution.' Arnold Schwarzenegger Air pollution has become the world's greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Globally, 19,000 people die each day from air pollution, killing more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car accidents combined. What happened to the air we breathe? Sustainability journalist Tim Smedley has travelled the world to try and find the answer, visiting cities at the forefront of the fight against air pollution, including Delhi, Beijing, London and Paris. With insights from the scientists and politicians leading the battle against it, and people whose lives have been affected by it, Clearing the Air tells the full story of air pollution for the first time: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and – most importantly – what we can do about them. Air pollution is a problem that can be solved. The stories uncovered on this journey show us how. Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear: in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun. 'Compulsory reading' Chris Boardman.

Literary Criticism

Toni Morrison | Carmen Gillespie

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Toni Morrison’s wooded and verdant clearing, a central trope in her novel Beloved, is the model for this book. The collection is a distinctive review, examination, and (re)discovery of Morrison’s work and cultural impacts as defined by emerging and acclaimed artists, scholars, and public figures..