People of the Sea (North America's Forgotten Past, Book 5) by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

(note: the unique resource believes this replica is retail, even though it's now not my very own so can't confirm)

--------

Twelve thousand years in the past, the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada have been melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons and growing the wealthy land that may turn into California. The coastal humans fight to appreciate the altering global round them: their seer Sunchaser has misplaced his technique to the Spirit international, and mammoths proceed to disappear.

When a gorgeous girl arrives, fleeing from her abusive husband, the folks comprehend what they need to do--for if the Spirits are already taking the animals away, what's going to take place in the event that they shield a stranger?

Now Sunchaser needs to make a choice--between the lady he loves and the maintenance of his people's world.

Show description

Read Online or Download People of the Sea (North America's Forgotten Past, Book 5) PDF

Best historical fiction books

Some Do Not (Parade's End, Book 1)

A few don't . . . , the 1st quantity of Ford Madox Ford’s highly-regarded[1] tetralogy Parade's finish, used to be initially released in April 1924 via Duckworth and Co.

Published in 4 components among 1924 and 1928, his notable novel facilities on Christopher Tietjens, an officer and gentleman-"the final English Tory"-and follows him from the safe, orderly global of Edwardian England into the chaotic insanity of the 1st global conflict.

Against the backdrop of a global at battle, Ford recounts the advanced sexual struggle among Tietjens and his faithless spouse Sylvia. a piece of really notable subtlety and profundity, Parade's finish affirms Graham Greene's prediction: "There is not any novelist of this century likely to dwell than Ford Madox Ford. "

Alexander at the World's End

This can be the tale of 2 striking males, one in all whom conquered empires with obvious ease and one in all whom struggled with the day by day difficulties of a small provincial city. the 1st used to be Alexander the good, the second one, Euxenus, thinker and educate to the younger Alexander. it's the tale of 2 males whose paths crossed in basic terms in short, yet whose come upon replaced either their lives—and the process background.

The Prague Cemetery

The number one overseas bestseller, from Umberto Eco, writer of The identify of the Rose

"Vintage Eco . . . the ebook is a triumph. " – long island evaluate of Books

Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot opposed to Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle monks with their very own intestines. French criminals plan bombings through day and have a good time Black plenty at evening. each kingdom has its personal mystery provider, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule historical past. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everybody wishes a scapegoat. yet what if, at the back of all of those conspiracies, either genuine and imagined, lay one lone man?

"[Eco] demonstrates once more that his is a voice that compels our attention" – San Francisco Chronicle

"Choreographed by way of a fact that's itself so unusual a novelist desire infrequently extend on it to supply a wondrous story . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction fact vividly to existence. " – ny occasions

"Classic Eco, with a distinction. " – l. a. occasions

This book contains a pattern bankruptcy of brand OF THE ROSE.

Ilustrado

Garnering overseas prizes and acclaim sooner than its e-book, Ilustrado has been known as "brilliantly conceived and stylishly achieved . . . it's also forever exciting, usually raunchy, and bubbling with humor" (2008 guy Asian Literary Prize panel of judges).

It starts with a physique. On a transparent day in iciness, the battered corpse of Crispin Salvador is pulled from the Hudson River—taken from the realm is the debatable lion of Philippine literature. long past, too, is the single manuscript of his ultimate ebook, a piece intended to rescue him from obscurity through exposing the crimes of the Filipino ruling households. Miguel, his pupil and in basic terms final buddy, units out for Manila to investigate.

To comprehend the loss of life, Miguel scours the lifestyles, piecing jointly Salvador's tale via his poetry, interviews, novels, polemics, and memoirs. the result's a wealthy and dramatic relations saga of 4 generations, tracing one hundred fifty years of Philippine heritage solid below the Spanish, the american citizens, and the Filipinos themselves. eventually, we're stunned to benefit that this tale belongs to younger Miguel up to to his misplaced mentor, and we're taken care of to an unhindered view of a society stuck among reckless decay and hopeful progress.

Exuberant and clever, wildly humorous and deeply relocating, Ilustrado explores the hidden truths that hang-out each kinfolk. it's a bold and creative debut by means of a brand new author of extraordinary expertise.

Additional info for People of the Sea (North America's Forgotten Past, Book 5)

Example text

We are nervous also but we sit still as the flakes come down and stick to our shawls and hats, sugaring our eyelashes and flouring the men’s woolly beards. Two women face into the wind that whips their hair like corn tassel, their eyes slits of shine. The other one covers her mouth with her cloak and leans against a man. A boy with a yellow pigtail sits on the wagon floor, his hands tied to his ankles. He and I are the only ones without rugs or blankets covering our feet. Sudden snowfall on tender leaves is pretty.

Yet the animosity, utterly useless in the wild, died in the womb. Even before Lina midwifed Mistress’ first child, neither one could keep the coolness. The fraudulent competition was worth nothing on land that demanding. Besides they were company for each other and by and by discovered something much more interesting than status. Rebekka laughed out loud at her own mistakes; was unembarrassed to ask for help. Lina slapped her own forehead when she forgot the berries rotting in the straw. They became friends.

He and I are the only ones without rugs or blankets covering our feet. Sudden snowfall on tender leaves is pretty. Perhaps it will last long enough on the ground to make animal tracking easy. Men are always happy in the snow where killing is best. Sir says no one can starve if there is snow. Nor in spring because even before berries are out and vegetables ready to eat the river is full of spawn and the air of fowl. But this snow will not last, although it is heavy, wet and thick. I draw my feet under my skirt, not for warmth, but to protect the letter.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 5 votes