The Blackbirds

The Blackbirds Author Eric Jerome Dickey
ISBN-10 9781101984123
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable erotic romance. They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can t heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires. Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiance, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she pursues other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi, while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother while keeping secret the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny s father . . . a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated. As the women try to overcome or give in to their impulses, they find not only themselves tested but also the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship."

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

In the Shadow of Blackbirds Author Cat Winters
ISBN-10 9781613124598
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Abrams
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In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time. Praise for In The Shadow of Blackbirds STARRED REVIEW "Winters’s masterful debut novel is an impressively researched marriage of the tragedies of wartime, the 1918 flu epidemic, the contemporaneous Spiritualism craze, and a chilling love story and mystery." —Publishers Weekly, starred review STARRED REVIEW "More than anything, this is a story of the breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and welcoming teen voice." —Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW "Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and romance. Excellent pacing and deliciously creepy descriptions…” —School Library Journal, starred review "This engrossing combination of historical fiction, ghost story, psychological thriller, and straight-up whodunit moves between genres with stunning ease, maximizing the tropes of each to satisfying effect." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Winters strikes just the right balance between history and ghost story, neatly capturing the tenor of the times, as growing scientific inquiry collided with heightened spiritualist curiosity." —Kirkus Reviews "Mary Shelley is a likable, sympathetic heroine, and through her story, teen readers will get a glimpse of a fascinating time period, made all the more real by the haunting historic photographs that pepper the novel, from soldiers in trenches to policemen in gauze masks. Part romance, part mystery and part ghost story, In the Shadow of Blackbirds makes palpable a terrifying time that brought the horror of death into the homes of millions." —Bookpage "One of the creepiest (in a good way) covers of the season! What's inside, historical Y.A. set at the time of the Spanish influenza, is equally haunting." —The Atlantic Wire “Cat Winter’s debut novel is creepy good.” —The Boston Globe "Romance fans will love Stephen’s ghostly visits to Mary Shelley, confirming that their romance is as steamy as ever. Mystery lovers will enjoy the satisfactory resolution of the puzzle. Recommend this title to fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners." —VOYA "In this book, the passion of first love and the paranoia of the times are realistically and movingly rendered." —The Oregonian "Beautifully written and absolutely riveting. I enjoyed everything about this book." —The Statesman Journal Award William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist 2014 School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Blackbirds

Blackbirds Author Chuck Wendig
ISBN-10 9781481448666
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first book in the Miriam Black series: “A sassy, hard-boiled thriller with a paranormal slant” (The Guardian) about a young woman who can see the darkest corners of the future. Miriam Black knows how you’re going to die. This makes her daily life a living hell, especially when you can’t do anything about it, or stop trying to. She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides. She merely needs to touch you—skin to skin contact—and she knows how and when your final moments will occur. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But then she hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, and she sees in thirty days that Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and Miriam will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try. “Think Six Feet Under co-written by Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk” (SFX), and you have Blackbirds: a visceral, exciting novel about life on the edge.

The Four Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book

The Four   Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book Author Emily Elsen
ISBN-10 9781455575985
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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From the proprietors of the renowned Brooklyn shop and cafe comes the ultimate pie-baking book for a new generation of bakers. Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and informative techniques section. Lavishly designed, FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK contains 90 full-color photographs by Gentl & Hyers, two of the most sought-after food photographers working today. With its new and creative recipes, this may not be you mother's cookbook, but it's sure to be one that every baker from novice to pro will turn to again and again.

The Blackbird Papers

The Blackbird Papers Author Ian Smith
ISBN-10 9780385513470
Year 2004-06-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Doubleday
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A rainy night . . . A stranded motorist . . . A Good Samaritan passerby … a Nobel Prize–winning professor . . . The setup for a shocking murder designed to cover up an even more sinister crime . . . The Blackbird Papers marks the debut of Ian Smith, a major new talent in crime fiction, and of Sterling Bledsoe, his smart and occasionally combative sleuth. World-renowned Dartmouth professor Wilson Bledsoe is returning from a party celebrating his latest honor when he encounters a broken-down pickup on the secluded country road to his home. The next day, the discovery of his body with a vicious racist epithet carved into his chest leads to the quick arrest of two loathsome white supremacists. The local authorities seem ready to accept the case at face value as a racial hate crime. But the murdered professor’s brother, FBI agent Sterling Bledsoe, has inserted himself into the investigation and isn’t ready to buy into this pat solution. A look around his brother’s lab and brief interviews with his students and colleagues pique Sterling’s curiosity about Wilson’s pet project: a nearly completed paper on the mysterious deaths of hundreds of local blackbirds. Fast-paced and cleverly constructed, The Blackbird Papers introduces a major new talent in mystery and crime fiction.

And the Blackbirds Sang

And the Blackbirds Sang Author Patricia J. Lengi
ISBN-10 9781479787425
Year 2013-02-13
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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“Hey, David, wait up a sec.” Long golden-blonde hair hid Jillian’s face as she bent over to tie a shoe. “Okay, two more miles before we turn around.” She wiped the sweat off her forehead, took a deep breath, and they resumed the long, seemingly effortless strides of distance runners. The dirt road curved up a hill, and Jillian looked forward to the view from the top. Dust spurted from their footsteps, and their breathing became harder as the road became steeper, but Jillian didn’t notice because she was thinking back to the day, three years ago, when she had first discovered the other side of the hill. Leaving the Bennington City limits behind, Jillian had pedaled her bike as far as she could up the country road, then pushed it slowly, slowly up the steep incline, stopping twice to rest while wondering what lay ahead. Finally, the view from the top had enchanted her. Aspen leaves whirred in the warm breeze, and an old pine shaded her as she settled back against a nearby log. Wild roses and purple lupines filled the air with a sweet scent, and tiny white flowers carpeted the ground where she sat. The Blue Mountains, whose peaks she could glimpse from her bedroom window, were a backdrop for a white cottage nestling near the banks of a stream far below. “Jill, are you in there?” David grinned at her startled expression. “I thought you must be at least on Mars.” “Oh, I’m sorry, David. I guess maybe I was lost in space. Actually, I was thinking about our run. I love going up this road and down the valley.” “Same here, but I’d rather think about winning at the state meet. Seriously, Jill, you have a great chance. I just hope to be in the top ten.” Jillian wrinkled her nose but said nothing as they breasted the hill, and she drank in the familiar scene as they descended the gravelly road and picked up the pace. The stream tumbled and gurgled and muffled their footsteps as they neared the cottage. Mrs. Sheldon, watering chrysanthemums in window boxes, waved hesitantly across to them as they ran by. A blackbird sang among the reeds along the creek, and Jillian sighed. “Do you know you always do that?” David asked. “Do what?”

The blacksmith and the blackbirds

The blacksmith and the blackbirds Author Edith Rickert
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002657414
Year 1928
Pages 46
Language en
Publisher
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The blacksmith was very cross and was known as the cross and crusty blacksmith. He lived near a great woods where the Bojabi tree grew. He had a big garden and a big orchard and grew watermelon and cherries because his children liked them so much. But, so did the blackbirds who couldn't be kept away from the delicious treats, until the king of the blackbirds and the blacksmith came up with a solution both could live with.

Three Little Black Birds Walking on the Lawn

Three Little Black Birds Walking on the Lawn Author Jennie Duncan
ISBN-10 9781499029734
Year 2014-05-31
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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This is a story of three little blackbirds traveling from north to south to escape the dread of winter. Their journey was quite eventful with a few narrow escapes from danger and exciting incidents, until they joined others at the annual blackbird parade. There is suspense, humor, and repetitious lines that make the book an easy read. Ages 7-10 years

Blackbird House

Blackbird House Author Alice Hoffman
ISBN-10 9780345455932
Year 2005-03-29
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Alice Hoffman
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Presents a series of interlinking stories that capture the lives and fortunes of the occupants of an old Massachusetts house over the course of two centuries.

Blackbirds

Blackbirds Author Otto Meerbott
ISBN-10 0741441829
Year 2007-09
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher
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Someone using a deadly toxin is killing the super pilots who fly the Blackbird, the SR-71, the greatest aircraft that ever shot into the stratosphere.Simon Smith, Undersecretary of State, knows a man who can find the assassin. He is Jeffery Brunswick, an unassuming English instructor from Aurora University in Tampa, Florida. Smith has known Brunswick since 1950 when they met in North Korea, and on other historic occasions when Jeff furnished Smith with rare intelligence that enhanced the stout secretary?s career.Brunswick?s suspicious wife, Helen, refuses to believe her Jeff is on a secret mission

A Gathering of Blackbirds

A Gathering of Blackbirds Author J. Wellander
ISBN-10 9780595393107
Year 2006-06
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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In an age of technology, of reason and certainly intelligence, one would not expect someone's life to follow the path that it does, in which unexpectedly horrific acts are perpetrated by family and others.

Beautiful Blackbird

Beautiful Blackbird Author Ashley Bryan
ISBN-10 9781442436862
Year 2011-04-19
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Black is beautiful, uh-huh! Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings -- markings that detail birds to this very day. Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings -- appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.

The Blackbird

The Blackbird Author D. Swain
ISBN-10 1542855594
Year 2015-08-10
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Down in the Garden, sweet song can be heard. High in a tree is a happy blackbird. Join the blackbirds down in the garden on a day of fun, flight and adventure in this beautifully illustrated picture book. With a whimsical story and crisp, original illustrations, this is a story your children will want to read again and again.

Follow the Blackbirds

Follow the Blackbirds Author Gwen Westerman
ISBN-10 161186092X
Year 2013
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher
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In language as perceptive as it is poignant, poet Gwen Nell Westerman builds a world in words that reflects the past, present, and future of the Dakota people. An intricate balance between the singularity of personal experience and the unity of collective longing, Follow the Blackbirds speaks to the affection and appreciation a contemporary poet feels for her family, community, and environment. With touches of humor and the occasional sharp cultural criticism, the voice that emerges from these poems is that of a Dakota woman rooted in her world and her words. In this moving collection, Westerman reflects on history and family from a unique perspective, one that connects the painful past and the hard-fought future of her Dakota homeland. Grounded in vivid story and memory, Westerman draws on both English and the Dakota language to celebrate the long journey along sunflower-lined highways of the tallgrass prairies of the Great Plains that returns her to a place filled with "more than history." An intense homage to the power of place, this book tells a masterful story of cultural survival and the power of language.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Author Cherie Priest
ISBN-10 9780857687876
Year 2012-02-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Titan Books
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Eden Moore was orphaned at birth and brought up by her mother's beautiful sister Lulu. Even as a child Eden was never alone, three ghostly sisters watched from the shadows, longing to tell her their story. Always kept in the dark about her past, as an adult Eden goes looking for answers, to what really happened to her mother, and to the terrifying secret that lurks at the heart of her family history. Soon she is in a desperate race to uncover the truth before a new and deadly enemy destroys what is left of her family..