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Title:Orville: A Dog Story
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Clarion Books
ISBN:061815955X
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Number of Pages:32
Category:Picture books, Dogs, Childrens

Orville: A Dog Story by Haven Kimmel, Robert Andrew Parker

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Orville: A Dog Story A big ugly dog is happy to meet a farmer and his wife who decide to give him a name and a home but not so happy when they chain him to the barn All Orville can do is bark to tell the world how unhappy he is and the more he barks the more he is left alone But everything changes when Sally MacIntosh moves into the little house across the road and Orville falls in love A beautifully crafted text that blends wry humor with the poignant twang of a country and western song is accompanied by dreamy spare watercolor and ink illustrations for a fresh original picture book that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt lonely or misunderstood

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There is a darkness so great it obliterates everything Even the heart It started the day the first horse died That was the day things began to spin apart the moment a shadow passed over the farm and would not leave The Foley family were in trouble long before that their land plunged into debt each of them struggling in their own way to stay afloat Asa the good hearted father Maeve the tough but loving mother Larkin the perfect loyal son and sweet little Morgayna the joy in all their lives And then set apart from the rest of the family is sixteen year old Kerry a strange reclusive girl ever distant watchful The horse was only the first one by one the animals on the farm start to die Then strange things begin to happen in the house as though a dark thing has stirred and will not rest Meanwhile Kerry is drawn to an attic room where secrets await they lead her back to a past she has fought to forget to the origins of her family and the genesis of something terrible What Kerry discovers there is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined, Using small town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas Haven Kimmel s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance and a haunting meditation on grief and faith Langston Braverman returns to Haddington Indiana pop after walking out on an academic career that has equipped her for little but lording it over other people Amos Townsend is trying to minister to a congregation that would prefer simple affirmations to his esoteric brand of theology br br What draws these difficult if not impossible people together are two wounded little girls who call themselves Immaculata and Epiphany They are the daughters of Langston s childhood friend and the witnesses to her murder And their need for love is so urgent that neither Langston nor Amos can resist it though they do their best to resist each other Deftly walking the tightrope between tragedy and comedy b The Solace of Leaving Early b is a joyous story about finding one s better self through accepting the shortcomings of others, A big ugly dog is happy to meet a farmer and his wife who decide to give him a name and a home but not so happy when they chain him to the barn All Orville can do is bark to tell the world how unhappy he is and the more he barks the more he is left alone But everything changes when Sally MacIntosh moves into the little house across the road and Orville falls in love br A beautifully crafted text that blends wry humor with the poignant twang of a country and western song is accompanied by dreamy spare watercolor and ink illustrations for a fresh original picture book that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt lonely or misunderstood br, Haven Kimmel the i New York Times i bestselling author has long attracted legions of fans for her insightful humane portraits of outsiders struggling to find their place in the world In i Iodine i her fourth novel Kimmel once again draws on her exceptional powers of observation and empathy but this time she makes an exhilarating foray into psychological gothic territory with the electrifying story of a young woman emerging from layers of delusion fantasy and lies br br With her astounding intelligence fierce independence and otherworldly lavender eyes college senior Trace Pennington makes an indelible impression even as questions about her past and her true identity hover over every page From her earliest years Trace turned away from her abusive mother toward her loving father Within the twisty logic of abuse her desperate love for him took on a romantic cast that persists to this day though she s had no contact with her family since she ran away from home years ago Alone but for her beloved dog she s eked out an impoverished but functional existence living in an abandoned house putting herself through college and astonishing her teachers with her genius and erudition What they don t know is that she leads a double life thanks to forged documents at school she is Ianthe Covington a young woman with no past br br Trace s singular life is upended when she and her literature professor fall in love She tells him nothing about her life and as it becomes apparent that he has his own dark secrets she s forced to face herself and her past After recovering a horrific long suppressed memory Trace finally copes with the fallout from her brutal bizarre childhood Kimmel parcels out Trace s strange dark story in mesmerizing bits that obscure as much as they reveal and keep the reader guessing until the end br br With Kimmel s radiant imagination lyrical prose and vision of a bleak and fertile Midwest on full display i Iodine i is a frightening and marvelous tale of life at the outer extremes of human experience This unique portrait of the psychological effects of trauma is tantalizing shocking and ultimately hopeful