The Mountain Lion

A Novel

Author: Jean Stafford

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466896604

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Coming of age in pre-World War II California and Colorado brings tragedy to Molly and Ralph Fawcett in Jean Stafford's classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Mountain Lion, first published in 1947. Torn between their mother's world of genteel respectability and their grandfather's and uncle's world of cowboy masculinity, neither Molly nor Ralph can find an acceptable adult role to aspire to. As events move to their swift and inevitable conclusion, Stafford uncovers and indicts the social forces that require boys to sacrifice the feminine in order to become men and doom intelligent girls who aren't pretty.

Blaze and the Mountain Lion

Author: C.W. Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442468327

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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Loyal friends Billy and his horse, Blaze, come face-to-face with a ferocious mountain lion while traveling west. Fortunately, they’re able to chase the wildcat into its den and save a frightened calf from near death. Billy and Blaze help capture the cat before it can emerge, and, heroes once again, ride the range in search of new adventures! Blaze and the Mountain Lion is part of the classic Billy and Blaze series. Sensitive drawings and easy-to-read words capture the warmth and understanding between a boy and his horse.

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THE TOY BOY COLLECTION

Author: W.O. WEYBURN

Publisher: walter weyburn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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CONTENTS STORY ONE: SHE TEACHES HIM WELL STORY TWO: HER NEW SEX FEELED LIFE STORY THREE: HER FIRST BLACK LOVER STORY FOUR: I LOVE EM’ YOUNG STORY FIVE: HIS WANTON COUGAR

Heart of a Lion

A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America

Author: William Stolzenburg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620405547

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Late one June night in 2011, a large animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut parkway. The creature appeared as something out of New England's forgotten past. Beside the road lay a 140-pound mountain lion. Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor from a bygone century when lions last roamed the eastern United States. But a more fantastic scenario of facts soon unfolded. The lion was three years old, with a DNA trail embarking from the Black Hills of South Dakota on a cross-country odyssey eventually passing within thirty miles of New York City. It was the farthest landbound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in America, by a barely weaned teenager venturing solo through hostile terrain. William Stolzenburg retraces his two-year journey--from his embattled birthplace in the Black Hills, across the Great Plains and the Mississippi River, through Midwest metropolises and remote northern forests, to his tragic finale upon Connecticut's Gold Coast. Along the way, the lion traverses lands with people gunning for his kind, as well as those championing his cause. Heart of a Lion is a story of one heroic creature pitting instinct against towering odds, coming home to a society deeply divided over his return. It is a testament to the resilience of nature, and a test of humanity's willingness to live again beside the ultimate symbol of wildness.

Christian the Lion

Author: Anthony Bourke,John Rendall

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375895623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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As Ace and John, two friends, are searching for holiday gifts in London, they come across a lion cub for sale in Harrods, the famous department store! Unable to bear the thought of leaving the cub, Ace and John take him home and name him Christian. After a year of fun and mischief Christian has grown up, and Ace and John realize that their pet needs to be among other lions and deserves to live free, in his natural environment. Luckily, friends help introduce Christian to the African wild. Christian the Lion tells the riveting true story of one animal’s ability to adapt to life in the wild, and captures the unexpectedly enduring connection between man and animal. From the Hardcover edition.

Billy and Blaze

A Boy and His Pony

Author: C.W. Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144246819X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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Billy was a little boy who “loved horses more than anything else in the world.” Imagine how happy he was when he got his very own pony for his birthday! From that day on, Billy was seldom seen without his new friend, Blaze. Riding through fields and woods, Billy and Blaze learned to trust and understand one another—and to jump over fences and fallen trees with ease. They were a great team, but were they good enough to win the gleaming silver cup at the Mason Horse Show? This is the first book in the classic Billy and Blaze series. Sensitive drawings and easy-to-read words capture the warmth and gentle understanding between a boy and his horse.

The Mountain Between Us

Author: Charles Martin

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307592491

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. An atmospheric, suspenseful and gripping story of two people finding love while fighting to survive. When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization. Without food or shelter, and only Ben’s mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben’s chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more. Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Heart-wrenching and unputdownable, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us.

Soul of a Lion

One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

Author: Barbara Bennett

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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For animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and the vast readership for gripping true-life stories, this African saga is a must-read adventure. It chronicles the unique Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, where Marieta van der Merwe and her family, former wealthy cattle farmers, have sold land to buy and care for embattled wildlife. We meet Sam, the "AIDS" lion infected by mistake at a vet clinic. Boerjke, a baboon with epilepsy and Down syndrome. Savanna, the one-eyed lioness. And Marieta van der Merwe herself, the inspiring proprietor of Harnas who shares her home with needy wild animals. Survivor of an early life fraught with personal tragedy in the African Bush, she now devotes herself as care-giver and ambassador for wildlife and wildland. Told with insight, humor, and thrilling immediacy by author and Harnas volunteer Barbara Bennett, this story will captivate readers of all ages.

Black Hills

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101082201

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion. Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch, sharing innocent games and stolen kisses with the neighbor girl, Lil Chance. Now, twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills. Coop has left his fast-paced life as an investigator in New York to take care of his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home. Though the memory of his touch still haunts her, Lil has let nothing stop her dream of opening the Chance Wildlife Refuge, but something...or someone...has been keeping a close watch. When small pranks and acts of destruction escalate into a heartless attack on Lil’s beloved cougar, memories of an unsolved murder in these very hills have Coop springing to action to keep Lil safe. Lil and Coop know the natural dangers that lurk in the wild landscape of the Black Hills. But a killer of twisted and unnatural instincts has singled them out as prey... From the Paperback edition.

Day of War

Author: Cliff Graham

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310331846

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In ancient Israel, at the crossroads of the great trading routes, a man named Benaiah is searching for a fresh start in life. He has joined a band of soldiers led by a warlord named David, seeking to bury the past that refuses to leave him. Their ragged army is disgruntled and full of reckless men. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth. While the ruthless and increasingly mad King Saul marches hopelessly against the powerful Philistines, loyal son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes has never been more despondent—and more in need of rescue. Over the course of ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries must call upon every skill they have to survive and establish the throne for David—if they don’t kill each other first. Day of War brings to life the exploits of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of disgruntled warriors on the run with David, the soon-to-be King. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11

Zero-Degree Murder

Author: M.L. Rowland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601566

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! Search and rescue expert Gracie Kinkaid risks her life on a daily basis to save strangers. But going up against a coldhearted murderer is one kind of danger she’s not prepared for… As a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue, missing out on holiday festivities is nothing new to Gracie. After all, disasters don’t stop happening because of a cooked turkey. So when Gracie is called out on Thanksgiving for four hikers missing in the wilderness of Southern California, she packs up her gear and heads out to find them. The mission quickly goes from routine to deadly. An early season blizzard sets in. The one missing person the team does find, famous actor Rob Christian, remembers being attacked by someone else on the trail, someone trying to kill him. And Gracie’s partner leaves to get backup, taking the radio—their only link to the outside world—with him. Alone in the mountains, Gracie will have to use all her expertise to keep Rob alive. But with an unknown killer lurking somewhere in the dark, even that might not be enough to save them… From the Paperback edition.

Library Lion

Author: Michelle Knudsen,Kevin Hawkes

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076363784X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend.

The Mountain Story

A Novel

Author: Lori Lansens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476786623

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Four lost hikers are about to discover they’re capable of something extraordinary. Nola has gone up the mountain to commemorate her wedding anniversary, the first since her beloved husband passed. Blonde, stick-thin Bridget is training for a triathalon. Vonn is working out her teenage rebellion at eight thousand feet, driven by family obligation and the urge to escape her mistakes. Still reeling from the tragic accident that robbed him of his best friend, Wolf Truly is the only experienced hiker among them, but he has come to the cliffs on his eighteenth birthday without food or supplies because he plans to take his own life. When a series of missteps strands this unusual group together in the wilderness, they soon realize that their only defense against the brutality of nature is one another. As one day without rescue spirals dramatically into the next, and misadventure turns to nightmare, these four broken souls begin to form an inextricable bond, pushing themselves and one another further than they ever could have dreamed possible. The three who make it home alive will be forever changed by their harrowing days on the mountain. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls, The Mountain Story is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure and a gorgeous tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. Braving a landscape both unforgivingly harsh and breathtakingly beautiful, Nola, Bridget, Vonn, and Wolf find themselves faced with an impossible question: How much will they sacrifice for a stranger?

Protected Mate (Catamount Lion Shifters, Book 1)

Author: J.h. Croix

Publisher: J.h. Croix

ISBN: 8826015600

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A steamy shifter romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot paranormal romance with a twist of suspense and adventure, you’ll love this series! Dane Ashworth, a sexy, solitary mountain lion shifter, comes from one of the founding shifter families of Catamount, a town deep in the woods of Maine where mountain lion shifters have existed in secret for centuries. The community is in turmoil after the startling death of a shifter. In the midst of upheaval in Catamount, Dane encounters the unassuming, curvy and deliciously sexy Chloe Silver. Chloe set out to hike the famed Appalachian Trail in the aftermath of heartbreak. She’s lived a well-planned life, only to learn that the best laid plans could blow up in her face. She’s looking for a fresh start, but trust doesn’t come easily for her. The mere idea of shifters has never crossed her mind, but Dane calls to her in a way that no man ever has. She finds herself tossed and turned by the depth of her attraction to him. The mountain lion in Dane knows Chloe is meant for him, but he has to find a way to earn her trust and make her believe in him and in what lies between them. Passion burns like wildfire between them while events in Catamount put them both in danger. In a love story filled with passion, steamy romance, adventure, betrayal and secrets, Chloe will have to decide if she can accept Dane for who he is, and if she’s willing to believe in the power of love. *All books in this series end with HEA!

Ready!

Training the Search and Rescue Dog

Author: Susan Bulanda

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1593789963

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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Professional search and rescue workers consider Susan Bulanda’s Ready! Training the Search and Rescue Dog “the bible of Search and Rescue (SAR),” the most sought-after book of its kind detailing canine search and rescue. This second edition, expanded and revised with new color photography, provides readers with the necessary training methods for dogs in various SAR disciplines, including wilderness, evidence, cadaver, water, avalanche, and disaster searches. The author, an experienced SAR professional, details the goals, target skills, and potential problems at each training level of every SAR discipline. Ready! provides descriptions of every type of search, including specific training methods to accomplish each SAR discipline. Professional and volunteer SAR workers will profit from the Bulandas’ expertise on training the dog to alert, managing the search mission, choosing and socializing a SAR dog, and how to train dogs for specific commands (such as bar, turn around, go to an object, check, slow, crawl through and others). Readers curious about the fascinating work of the SAR canine will enjoy the general chapters about the history of SAR, an explanation of how dogs use scent to locate people or objects, and the functions of the SAR dog. This highly specialized training manual offers precise direction for SAR workers for every possible kind of mission, identifying the goals, target skills, methods and problem solving for each type of search. Color photographs and line drawings help to elucidate difficult concepts explained in the text. A resources section and index conclude this 254-page volume.

Beast of Never, Cat of God

The Search for the Eastern Puma

Author: Bob Butz,Jay W. Tischendork

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592284467

Category: Nature

Page: 243

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Examines why, despite the commonly accepted belief that the mountain lion no longer exists in the eastern United States, some hold that America's last wild predator still lives throughout the country, a notion explored in a fascinating meditation on a near-mythical animal.

Desperate Steps

Death, Survival, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast

Author: Peter W. Kick

Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club

ISBN: 9781628420098

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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From the publisher of Not Without Peril and No Limits But the Sky, this collection seeks the lessons learned from twenty stories of backcountry incidents, from close-calls to unsolved mysteries. First-hand accounts, route maps, photos, and expert analysis from Search and Rescue professionals illuminate the realities faced in the Northeastern wilds. Readers who immerse themselves in these near misses, methodical searches, and the gut-wrenching clarity of hindsight will be better prepared for whatever the wilderness brings.

The Lion Who Stole My Arm

Author: Nicola Davies

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763666203

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

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When his ambition to become a great hunter like his father is crushed by a lion attack that causes him to lose an arm, young Pedru is overcome by a desire to kill the lion that mauled him but questions his resolve when an opportunity arises. By the award-winning author of Surprising Sharks.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Large Print)

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060082406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Animal Rescue

Author: Patrick George

Publisher: Patrickgeorge

ISBN: 9781908473127

Category: Stories without words

Page: 54

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Bold, friendly, and appealing illustrations with interactive transparent pages make this book ideal for young animal enthusiasts This is a book in which you become a rescue hero. Simply turn the transparent page and rescue the animals! It's fun, it's simple, and it's a gentle introduction to the importance of animal welfare. This is a book without words which enables the reader to choose the appropriate level of input for the child. Which animals would you rescue? Great for enriching vocabulary, encourage awareness, and learning about our environment, this is the perfect gift book, and a fun learning tool. A percentage of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Born Free Foundation.