Spring Snow

Spring Snow
Title Spring Snow PDF eBook
Author Yukio Mishima
Publisher Vintage
Total Pages 399
Release 2013-04-09
Genre Fiction
ISBN 030783431X

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"A classic of Japanese literature" (Chicago Sun-Times) and the first novel in the masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility, set in 1912 Tokyo, featuring an aspiring lawyer who believes he has met the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend. It is 1912 in Tokyo, and the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders—rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Shigekuni Honda, an aspiring lawyer and his childhood friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae, are the sons of two such families. As they come of age amidst the growing tensions between old and new, Kiyoaki is plagued by his simultaneous love for and loathing of the spirited young woman Ayakura Satoko. But Kiyoaki’s true feelings only become apparent when her sudden engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion—and leads to a love affair both doomed and inevitable.

Spring Snow

Spring Snow
Title Spring Snow PDF eBook
Author Yukio Mishima
Publisher Random House
Total Pages 402
Release 2010-02-23
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1407054139

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Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial families, a new and powerful political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Satoko, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda. When Satoko is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons
Title Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons PDF eBook
Author Il Sung Na
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages 24
Release 2013-01-22
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0307977900

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Learn what animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare! Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow! Filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is now available in a board edition for the smallest hands and youngest readers. It's a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons.

The Temple of Dawn

The Temple of Dawn
Title The Temple of Dawn PDF eBook
Author Yukio Mishima
Publisher Vintage
Total Pages 353
Release 2013-04-09
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0307834328

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The third novel in the masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility, in which a brilliant lawyer will go to nearly any length to discover whether a young Thai princess is in fact the reincarnated spirit of his childhood friend. • “Surpassingly chilling, subtle, and original.” —The New York Times Here, Shigekuni Honda continues his pursuit of the successive reincarnations of Kiyoaki Matsugae, his childhood friend. Travelling in Thailand in the early 1940s, Shigekuni Honda, now a brilliant lawyer, is granted an audience with a young Thai princess—an encounter that radically alters the course of his life. In spite of all reason, he is convinced she is the reincarnated spirit of his friend Kiyoaki. As Honda goes to great lengths to discover for certain if his theory is correct, The Temple of Dawn becomes the story of one man’s obsessive pursuit of a beautiful woman and his equally passionate search for enlightenment.

Snow Falling in Spring

Snow Falling in Spring
Title Snow Falling in Spring PDF eBook
Author Moying Li
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages 192
Release 2010-03-06
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 1429940786

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Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of 1966, when my elementary school headmaster hanged himself. In 1966 Moying, a student at a prestigious language school in Beijing, seems destined for a promising future. Everything changes when student Red Guards begin to orchestrate brutal assaults, violent public humiliations, and forced confessions. After watching her teachers and headmasters beaten in public, Moying flees school for the safety of home, only to witness her beloved grandmother denounced, her home ransacked, her father's precious books flung onto the back of a truck, and Baba himself taken away. From labor camp, Baba entrusts a friend to deliver a reading list of banned books to Moying so that she can continue to learn. Now, with so much of her life at risk, she finds sanctuary in the world of imagination and learning. This inspiring memoir follows Moying Li from age twelve to twenty-two, illuminating a complex, dark time in China's history as it tells the compelling story of one girl's difficult but determined coming-of-age during the Cultural Revolution. Snow Falling in Spring is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

On a Snow-Melting Day

On a Snow-Melting Day
Title On a Snow-Melting Day PDF eBook
Author Buffy Silverman
Publisher Millbrook Press
Total Pages 32
Release 2020-02-04
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1541595637

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Snowmen droop / Cardinals swoop, Rabbits bounce / Foxes pounce In the early days of spring when the snow begins to melt, plants and animals stir to life. High-impact photos and simple, rhyming text make for an engaging read-aloud while back matter offers more detail about each of the creatures featured in this celebration of spring's arrival.

Snow Melts in Spring

Snow Melts in Spring
Title Snow Melts in Spring PDF eBook
Author Deborah Vogts
Publisher Zondervan
Total Pages 306
Release 2009
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0310292751

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Harboring affection for a gruff rancher, Mattie Evans faces a painful dilemma when the rancher's estranged son, Gil, plans to sell the ranch and move to California, a situation that is further complicated by difficult family secrets.