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The Boy on the Porch

Author : Sharon Creech
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A young couple wakes up to find a strange boy asleep on their porch. At first they don't expect him to stay, but stay he does, and as the couple's connection to him grows, the three of them blossom into an unlikely family. But where has he come from and to whom does he belong? 'A page-turner for a reader of any age.' Publisher's Weekly

The Boy on the Porch

Author : Dee Holmes
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Her books have been praised for being “fresh and wonderfully written” (Publishers Weekly) and she has been called “a truly gifted writer” (Rendezvous). Now, USA Today bestselling author Dee Holmes brings us a deeply moving story of a woman whose life is transformed by a boy who suddenly appears on her porch one day... On the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death, Annie Hunter comes home to find a ragged-looking boy asleep on her porch. When he awakes, she discovers his name is Cullen Gallagher—and that he’s convinced that Annie is his mother. Everyone knows his claim is preposterous, especially because she and her late husband, Richard, never had the chance to fulfill their dream of having children. Yet Annie finds herself drawn into the boy’s search for his birth parents—and to Linc McCoy, the handsome, rough-edged director of the home for troubled boys where Cullen lives. Slowly, Annie begins to imagine making a place in her life for young Cullen—and for Linc, the one man who could heal her wounded heart. “Dee Holmes tugs at readers’ heartstrings with great skill and insight.”—Barbara Bretton, USA Today Bestselling Author

The Boy on the Side of the Road

Author : Tammi Haynes
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For six-year-old Noah McAllister, May 8, 1954, begins as any other ordinary day in Dawson, Georgia. However, this day is anything but ordinary. Like a bolt of lightning, tragedy is about to strike! No one in town will be left untouched, least of all the McAllister family. As Noah makes the quarter-mile trek home from school, he is unaware that just yards away, hidden behind the solid oaks that line the dirt lane leading to the McAllister farm, someone is watching. At first, lost in a private daydream, he doesnat hear the muffled whimper, or see the melon crate tucked in among the trees. When the sound comes again, he looks up and spies the crate. He rushes excitedly toward it, believing it contains a puppy or kitten. Instead, he finds an abandoned baby. Suddenly, a dark car explodes from behind the trees and careens onto the road. A second later itas gone, leaving behind a trail of dust as the only evidence it had been there at all. And so begins the chain of events that lead to murdera]and the downfall of the McAllister family.

The Boy on Cinnamon Street

Author : Phoebe Stone
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A story about a wounded girl and the boy who won't give up on her. 7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school's gymnastics team - but she isn't. She's fun and cute and should have lots of friends - but she doesn't. And there's a dreamy boy who has a crush on her - but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her - so what is it that's holding her back? Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she's hiding from - and finally get the boy.

Off the Porch

Author : Carl Hill
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The Children s Hour

Author : T. S. Arthur
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The Rover Boys on the Ocean

Author : Arthur M. Winfield
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The Boy Who Saved Baseball

Author : John Ritter
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Tom Gallagher finds himself in a tight spot. The fate of Dillontown rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. And it's all because Tom had to open his big mouth. If only he could get Dante Del Gato-the greatest hitter to ever play the game-to coach the team. But crazy ol' Del Gato hasn't spoken to folks in years, not after walking away from the game in disgrace just before his team played in its first World Series. Maybe Tom has one more hope: Cruz de la Cruz, the mysterious boy who just rode into town on horseback claiming to know the secret of hitting. Not to mention the secrets of Del Gato . . .

A Gathering of Doorways

Author : Michael Jasper
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Sometimes you eat the forest... sometimes the forest eats you! And, the forest is always hungry! It's reaching out for Gil, a former office man now gone country on his organic farm, a self-proclaimed fast talker who doesn't speak quite as speedily as he thinks. It's coming for Melissa, who's so burdened with work that she has no time to enjoy the lives they've made for themselves on their farm. More than anything, the forest wants Noah, an adventurous five-year-old with a head full of tales about heroes and distant worlds. And Noah has just stepped inside the dark circle of trees...

Our Young Folks

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Popular children's magazine containing music, enigmas, charades, maps, stories and articles by various authors.

Beware of Limbo Dancers

Author : Roy Reed
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A noted reporter’s recollections

Our Young Folks

Author : John Townsend Trowbridge
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St Nicholas

Author : Mary Mapes Dodge
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Real Men Don t Break Hearts

Author : Coleen Kwan
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Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man she blames for getting her jilted at the altar six years ago. Plus, now her ex-fiancé is back in their hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride...for real this time. Everybody's treating Ally with kid gloves, as though she's still heartbroken, but she's just fine, thank you very much. Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves? As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it's fallen in, she doesn't count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart... Each book in the Real Men series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Real Men Don't Break Hearts Book #2 White Hot Holiday Book #3 Real Men Don't Quit Book #4 One Real Man

St Nicholas

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Frank Among the Rancheros

Author : Harry Castlemon
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Pull him along, Carlos! Pull him along! shouted a young gentleman about sixteen years of age, as he danced about on the back porch of his uncle's house, in a state of great excitement; "why don't you pull him along?" "He'll come, after awhile," replied the person addressed; "but he is very wild and obstinate." The boy on the porch was almost beside himself - so much so, in fact, that he found it utterly impossible to stand still. He was jumping wildly about, swinging his arms around his head, and laughing and shouting at the top of his lungs.

The Judas Field

Author : Howard Bahr
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In this epic novel of violence and redemption by the author of The Black Flower, a Civil War veteran travels back over old battlefields toward a reckoning with the past It's been twenty years since Cass Wakefield returned from the Civil War to his hometown in Mississippi, but he is still haunted by battlefield memories. Now, one afternoon in 1885, he is presented with a chance to literally retrace his steps from the past and face the truth behind the events that led to the loss of so many friends and comrades. The opportunity arrives in the form of Cass's childhood friend Alison, a dying woman who urges Cass to accompany her on a trip to Franklin, Tennessee, to recover the bodies of her father and brother. As they make their way north over the battlefields, they are joined by two of Cass's former brothers-in-arms, and his memories reemerge with overwhelming vividness. Before long the group has assembled on the haunted ground of Franklin, where past and present—the legacy of the war and the narrow hope of redemption—will draw each of them toward a painful confrontation. Moving between harrowing scenes of battle and the novel's present-day quest, Howard Bahr re-creates this era with devastating authority, proving himself once again to be the preeminent contemporary novelist of the Civil War.

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Author : John Bonner
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Dark Thicket

Author : Elmer Kelton
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One of America's greatest Western storytellers, Elmer Kelton has been voted the greatest Western writers of all time by the Western Writers of America. Dark Thicket is one of his many classic tales of the history of his home state of Texas. Young Owen Danforth rides home to Texas as a wounded Confederate soldier, at a time when his home state is as savagely divided as his nation. As a grievously wounded America staggers toward the inevitable end of the Civil War, secessionist "home guards" and staunch Union loyalists fight their own bloody battles on a more local scale. For Owen, sick to death of fighting and yearning for peace and recuperation, his homecoming is bittersweet. And when his blood ties force him to choose a side in an unwinnable conflict, Owen begins to wonder if he will ever see peace in Texas again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Where the River Runs

Author : Patti Callahan Henry
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New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry delivers an engaging novel about a South Carolina woman who goes back home to face the past—and discovers herself. Meridy Dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Now, years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire. Fearful but determined, Meridy returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a decision that may destroy her well-ordered life, her family’s reputation, her contented marriage, and everything she’s worked so hard to protect…including her heart. “Brilliant. Powerful. Magical. Do not miss this book.”—New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith