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The Stargazer's Sister

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The Stargazer's Sister by Carrie Brown Book Summary:

From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right. This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William’s assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches her world collapse. With her characteristically elegant prose, Carrie Brown creates from history a compelling story that interweaves familial collaboration and conflict with a haunting exploration of the sublime beauty of astronomy and our small but essential place within a vast and astonishing cosmos. Through Lina’s trials and successes we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness—a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars. From the Hardcover edition.

The Stargazers

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The Stargazers by Barbara Susan Lefever Book Summary:

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City of the stargazers

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City of the stargazers by Kenneth Heuer Book Summary:

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Fall Far from the Tree Complete Series Box Set

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Fall Far from the Tree Complete Series Box Set by Amy McNulty Book Summary:

Terror. Callousness. Denial. Rebellion. How the four teenage children of leaders in the duchy and the neighboring empire of Hanaobi choose to adapt to their nefarious parents’ whims is a matter of survival. Soldier Rohesia, the pitiless daughter of the ruthless duke. Thief Fastello, the compassionate son of the “king” of the raiding nomads. Orphan Cateline, the pious, myopic follower of the austere leader of her religion. Royal heir Kojiro, the hypersensitive son of the bloodthirsty Hanaobian empress. When the paths of these four young adults cross, they must rely on one another for survival—but the love of even a malevolent guardian is hard to leave behind. Fans of the twists and turns in Six of Crows and the compelling character drama in the works of Sarah J. Maas will love this YA version of Game of Thrones meets Marvel Comics' Runaways that readers are calling "intense and brutal and just a whirlwind of a ride."

Stargazers

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Stargazers by Allan Chapman Book Summary:

The period from 1500-1700 saw an unprecendented renaissance in astronomy and the understanding of the heavens. In this magnificent tour de force, scientific historian Dr Allan Chapman guides us through two hundred years of mapping the stars. He shows how Copernicus, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler were all part of a huge movement, which included many churchmen, questing for knowledge of the skies. Chapman explores whether Galileo and his ilk were so unusual for their time, bright sparks of knowledge in a sea of ignorance. Or were contemporary Popes, churchmen, and rulers actually fascinated by astronomy, and open to new ideas? Within these pages Copernicus and Galileo find company with Jesuit missionary astronomers in China, Calvinist physicists in Leiden, Bishop John Wilkins's Flying Chariot destined for the moon, Johannes Hevelius, Jeremiah Horrocks, Robert Hooke, Sir Isaac Newton, the early Royal Society, and the Revd James Bradley, who finally detected the earth's motion in space in 1728.

The Stargazer’s Scrapbook

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The Stargazer’s Scrapbook by Esther Lac Book Summary:

If you could tamper with your memories and rewrite them in your favour, would you? It’s actually a rather easy thing to do. Memories aren’t made purely from our interactions in the physical world. When we muse with our imaginations, we’re creating memories, too. When reality and fantasy intermixes over time, how can you draw the line between what’s real and what isn’t? In her early years, Lisanna Spring was raised by her grandmother, a memory collector who loved to tell stories with impeccable vividness to anyone who would care to listen. Often times it would be to an audience of one; Lisanna. When Lisanna’s grandma lost in a fight with Alzheimer’s disease and was forced to trade her beloved babysitting role for an ironic bedridden ending, she leaves behind a beautiful scrapbook as a memento for her granddaughter. After a period of hysterical denial, Lisanna discovers the dying wish her grandma had left for her in the scrapbook and intends to fulfill it by becoming a collector of more than just memories.

The Stargazer Talks

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The Stargazer Talks by Rupert Thomas Gould Book Summary:

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The Stargazer's Guide

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The Stargazer's Guide by Emily Winterburn Book Summary:

The Stargazer’s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it’s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this fun, accessible, and appealing look at the beauty of the heavens.

Highlife Saturday Night

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Highlife Saturday Night by Nate Plageman Book Summary:

Highlife Saturday Nightcaptures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana—when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor—in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political, and cultural change. Framing dance band "highlife" music as a central medium through which Ghanaians negotiated gendered and generational social relations, Nate Plageman shows how popular music was central to the rhythm of daily life in a West African nation. He traces the history of highlife in urban Ghana during much of the 20th century and documents a range of figures that fuelled the music's emergence, evolution, and explosive popularity. This book is generously enhanced by audiovisual material on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website.

Star Crossed

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Star Crossed by Jennifer Echols Book Summary:

He said . . . She said. Publicist Wendy Mann has always competed hotly with her rival Daniel Blackstone, but this time they’re headed for a collision. Wendy’s job is on the line if she doesn’t save the image of a spoiled young starlet who’s posting provocative pictures of herself all over the Internet in a snarky attempt at revenge on her former boyfriend. Daniel is representing the ex, a onetime teen heartthrob who never grew up. With the feuding Hollywood pair scheduled to appear on the same Las Vegas awards show, Daniel and Wendy are determined to do whatever it takes to defend their own clients. Unfortunately, the chemistry between Wendy and Daniel is even more explosive than that of their Hollywood stars. L-O-V-E was always a four-letter word for these two ultra-competitors; they never counted on the scorching heat that erupts between them. But Wendy’s high-gloss exterior hides a dark past—one that’s lurking behind the bright Vegas lights. Their careers are on the line, and so is Wendy’s life. . . .

The Stargazer's Companion

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The Stargazer's Companion by James K. Blum Book Summary:

Offers a brief history of stargazing and astronomy, describes how to view the night sky unaided or with assistance from a telescope or binoculars, and discusses looking at the sun, the moon, the planets, comets, nebulas, and galaxies

Dear Dinah

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Dear Dinah by Jeannie Seeley-Smith Book Summary:

You both work full time, so how did you get the job of full-time maid? In dual income households-that's a whopping 70% of American families--there's been a critical evolutionary lag when it comes to working together on the home front. Consequently, we find ourselves spending a lot of time arguing about who is going to do what... and when: Who's going to prepare dinner at the end of the day, pay bills, clean the bathroom, help the kids with their homework, and feed the dog? Sound familiar? Nothing wrodes intimacy faster than these unresolved issues and brewing resentments. Time to throw in the towel? Hardly. Help is finally here! Dinah says, If you're struggling to create a fair division of labor with your mate this book is for You!'

Stargazers

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Stargazers by Zachary Thompson Book Summary:

Xena Vexus was tired of farming long, unpaid summer days. His father, Laurus, tied him and his sister, Hana, to the ranch and worked them from dawn to dusk. After a weary day, the starving siblings would lie down and dream of chances to escape. Midnight was the time Xena would wake up and sneak out to create his own chance. He worked as a paid bounty hunter to amount bits of wealth for him and Hana.One morning as he hunted, he was caught by a military captain who scavenged to recruit boys his age. From time in training, Xena improved his character from cowardice to courageous and transformed his suffering to satisfaction. But he also learned of a power that is greater than him, a power that dwells within the stars. What could this power be? How does he gain advantage with it over others?

The Last First Day

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The Last First Day by Carrie Brown Book Summary:

Passionately devoted to the husband whose family took her in as an orphan in childhood, Ruth wonders about her choices and the life they will share when her husband retires as the legendary head of a private boys' school to which the couple has given everything they have. By the award-winning author of The Rope Walk.

Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!

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Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer! by Jane O'Connor Book Summary:

Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that's a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what's a stellar stargazer to do? Bestselling author and illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser fill Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer! with celestial facts and sparkling illustrations. Best of all, take the glow-in-the-dark cover outside at night to launch your own fancy stargazing adventure. Ready? Three . . . two . . . one . . . Blastoff!

Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook

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Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook by Debbi Kempton Smith Book Summary:

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Genesis

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Genesis by Dale Mayer Book Summary:

Genesis and her sisters are the last of her maternal line, the last of the stargazers – except she is a dropout in the energy worker talent department. Gentle, non-assuming Genesis Chandler is supposed to be protecting the woods, as is her nature – she’s an energy worker – but since Granny’s death and her sisters leaving town, she’s lost sight of much in her life. While she was living with blinders on, someone else took advantage. Connor has been called in to investigate the sacred forest. Something odd is happening to the reserve, and it’s affecting the town’s energy source. That also means it’s connected to the sacred pools. He’s got energy problems himself and needs Genesis to get to the bottom of this problem. Genesis has no love for Connor. His fault. He loved her and left her, not realizing he’d left the best part of himself behind – his heart. Can they work together to find out who is destroying their energy reserve – a resource that’s key to the life of all who live on Glory? Their survival depends on it.

Star Lore

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Star Lore by William Tyler Olcott Book Summary:

Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.