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The Language Of Hoofbeats

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 1628994274
Genre : Fiction
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"When Jackie and Paula's teenage foster daughter Star disappears with Comet, their disapproving neighbor's spirited horse, the neighbors are thrown together--far too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to putaside their animosity and confront the choices they've made and the scars they carry"--

The Language Of Hoofbeats

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Language of Hoofbeats, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTROJackie and Paula knew that moving their two foster children and adopted son to the rural town of Easley might take a period of adjustment. However they never could have prepared themselves for their new neighbor, Clementine - a bitterly mean old woman who instantly and vocally disapproves of the idea of two women raising a family. The two household immediately clash over the issue of Clem's horse Comet when Jackie and Paula's troubled teenage foster daughter Star discovers that Clem has been neglecting the horse. Jackie and Paula offer to buy Comet from Clem, but she refuses to part with the horse that once belonged to her daughter, Tina, who tragically took her own life years before. Then when a desperate Star takes drastic measure, the two families are forced to work together to ensure the safety of the troublesome members of their family. The fascinating thing about The Language of Hoofbeats, and the reason the novel works so well, is that the two narrators, Jackie and Clementine, have such completely different perspectives on the same events, giving us a window into two incredibly diverse and complex personalities. In fact, diversity is a key component of this book, and readers will fall in love with the way Catherine Ryan Hyde handles topics of race, gender, sexuality and mental illness with deftness and compassion. This is a story about how families are made.SETTING The book takes place in the rural, unincorporated town of Easley, California, where Jackie and Paula have moved with their two foster teenagers and young adopted son, in order for Paula to set up her practice as a large animal veterinarian. Jackie, one of the book's two narrators, is initially uneasy about the move to this dusty town, anticipating small-town attitudes that might not look too kindly on a married lesbian couple with children. However with the exception of their antagonistic neighbor Clementine, no one in the town seems to have a problem with Jackie and Paula's family, and they even receive congratulations for the work they are doing with foster children. This seems somewhat unrealistic, as it is impossible to deny that homophobia still exists in the United States, but it is understandable considering the relatively low number of people Jackie and Paula seem to interact with throughout the book. In fact, the book is much more concerned with exploring the inter-family relationships than in discussing the attitudes of other townsfolk. The book's other narrator, Clementine, has lived in Easley all her life, but her disapproval of Jackie and Paula's family seems to stem from something other than her small-town values. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Revelation Hoofbeats

Author : Ron J. Bigalke, Jr.
ISBN : 9781591608738
Genre : Religion
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A compilation of articles by 18 authorities on Bible prophecy and how it may impact the present and future. Contributors to this volume include Dave Breese, Dave Hunt, Arno Froese, Thomas Ice.

Pay It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 9780743203890
Genre : Fiction
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An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film, and spawned a generation of increased altruism. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author. It takes an inspiring and moving tale of a young boy who believed in the power of kindness and brings it to a new generation of readers. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge: come up with a plan to change the world. His idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to “pay it forward” to three others in need. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading beyond his small California town and across the world. The project, however, appears to falter. Jerry, a bum who receives some allowance money from Trevor, returns to a life of dissolution. Trevor wants his pretty, hardworking mother—a woman who raised him lovingly despite struggles with alcoholism—to marry his teacher, Reuben St. Clair. Reuben is a scarred, bitter, untrusting man with a disfiguring injury from Vietnam. He seems to come alive only when in front of his class. For a time that matchmaking brings nothing but problems. Ultimately, though, unusual things start to happen. Crime rates dip across the nation, and nobody seems to know why. Then a journalist tracks down the source: an epidemic of random acts of kindness. Anyone who has ever despaired of one person’s ability to effect change will rejoice in Trevor’s courage and determination to see the good in everyone.

Paw It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 099032270X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Pay It Forward's best-selling author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, was inspired to write Paw It Forward by her real-life dogs Jessie and Ella. In the book, Catherine teaches kids the concept of Paw It Forward through Ella's adventures, and Ella inspires kids to change the world through kindness! Kids will learn what it means to Paw It Forward and come to understand how powerful kindness can be. Grade-schoolers can read Ella's story on their own, with a friend or an older sibling, and with their mom, dad, or guardian. Everyone who reads this true story will be inspired to join the movement and empowered to change the world! Learn more at

From Hoofbeats To Dogsteps

Author : Rachel Page Elliott
ISBN : 9781929242603
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born to a loving and educated New England family, Rachel Page Elliott, known to all as Pagey, was encouraged to develop her interests and talents wherever they would lead her. And lead her they did, to a life-long fascination with animals, first to horses, then to dogs. Each passion created adventures and opportunities that make her life story so fascinating. With a growing family and a farm in the country, Pagey bred and competed in a wide range of dog sports with her "Featherquest" Golden Retrievers. Her interests led her to the scientific study of canine structure and movement and ground-shaking research that changed, and is still changing, widely-held beliefs about how dogs move. Curl up with this reminiscence of the life of a woman ahead of her time in her independence and passionate study of her interests and be inspired to follow your own instincts to live life more fully!

Hoofbeats Katie And The Mustang 1

Author : Kathleen Duey
ISBN : 9781101665480
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Orphaned at age six and taken in by a heartless couple, nine-year-old Katie Rose spends her days doing chores and dreaming of going west to find her Uncle Jack. Then Mr. Stevens brings home an unbroken Mustang, and Katie's world changes. Katie is drawn to the horse's wildness, and he seems to sense her need for companionship. So when Katie learns that the Stevenses plan to join the expansion West&150without her or the Mustang&150she makes a desperate decision to go on her own. And she will not leave the Mustang behind.

The Language Of Dying

Author : Sarah Pinborough
ISBN : 9781782067559
Genre : Fiction
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From the Number One bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES comes a beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking story, filled with exquisite truths. 'A beautiful story, honestly told' Neil Gaiman Tonight is a special terrible night. A woman sits at her father's bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters - all broken, their bonds fragile - have been there for the past week, but now she is alone. And that's when it always comes. The clock ticks, the darkness beckons. If it comes at all.

Hoofbeats Katie And The Mustang 3

Author : Kathleen Duey
ISBN : 9781101176740
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The third book in the Hoofbeats series focusing on Katie! Katie knows she has come too far to give up. Taken under the Kylers' wing, she stays close to the Mustang and clings to her dream of finding her uncle. Then a particularly bad river crossing leaves their guide crippled and their group diminished. Knowing that there is strength in numbers, they join forces with a traveling circus troupe, and somehow make it to Fort Laramie. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hoofbeats Of The Apocalypse

Author : Leo Arland
ISBN : 9781907910272
Genre : Civilization, Western
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A creative exploration of the darkness lying at the heart Western Civilization and its relationship to the growing tensions in the Middle East. Exploring such diverse themes as anti-Semitism, the technological revolution and the manipulation of language this ambitious work employs a wide range of literary forms to convey what it's like to live in a culture of death that is characterized by a growing insanity and moral decadence. it is a 'must read' for those wishing to know what is going wrong with our society.

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