NAMED A KIRKUS BEST BOOKS OF 2014 In this searing story of transformation, meshed with reflection, romance, and mystery, Elizabeth herds goats during roaring blizzards in the mountains of Southern France. "Murray writes with grace, complexity, and humor... a rare balance of light and darkness..readers will weep... and they will laugh.." Kirkus. Set in 1980, Elizabeth carves out a life without heat, running water, or even a good grasp of French. Far from her younger days as a New England preppie and Oregon hippie, the challenges of farm work daunt her. She befriends an Australian shepherd, reflects on her spirituality, and muses on the man she left behind. Elizabeth grows stronger as she faces self-doubt while still maintaining her humor. She ekes fun where she can. When tragedy strikes Elizabeth's adopted family, she summons belief in herself and becomes the leader they desperately need. "Riveting." Scott Driscoll, University of Washington KIRKUS BEST BOOKS of 2014 Cited as New and ...
Brad Pearce has played on the biggest stages in tennis around the world -- including Centre Court at Wimbledon.
Now, as the head tennis coach at Brigham Young University, he's sharing his experiences and what he has learned. His most important victories have come from teaching his children and others to reach for their dreams and watching them achieve success in their own unique ways.
With Life Lessons as your playbook, you can
Teach discipline, sacrifice, and determination.
Encourage your children to rise above failure and disappointment.
Embrace the defining moments when they take ownership over their own goals.
Create a family culture that values education, hard work, and resilience.
Help your kids reach their true potential.
Informative, enlightening, and practical, this is a perfect book for parents. Whether your children are toddlers or teens, you can begin today. Help them take on the world and conquer their own Centre Court moments.
Know the right knot for every situation! Whether you're tethering a canoe, hitching a horse, trying your hand at rock climbing, or just want to pick up a new skill, this conveniently-sized illustrated guide has everything you need to get started. Learn knots from the Monkey Fist to the Hunter's Bend as Andrew Adamides uses clear text and over 200 detailed illustrations to teach a complete arsenal of rope-tying techniques. This book makes knot-tying simple with:
Easy step-by-step instructions
Overviews of knots' histories
Lists of the benefits and uses of each knot
A full glossary of terms to know
A fantastic reference for scouts and leaders, emergency preppers, or anyone looking to build on the basics or expand their expertise, this book is the perfect volume to round out your outdoor education.