Chesapeake

Chesapeake

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age.

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780812986280

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . An emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press
Categories: Fiction

The Chesapeake Book of the Dead

The Chesapeake Book of the Dead

The epitaph on the Fitzgeralds ' stone , taken from The Great Gatsby , arguably his best novel , reads : 88 So we beat on , boats against the current , borne ceaselessly back into the past . Listening to the traffic roar over Rockville ...

Author: Helen Chappell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801860415

Category: History

Page: 135

View: 392

"There is a romantic, nostalgic, pleasantly melancholy feeling to old cemeteries that is hard to define but easy to experience. Perhaps it is because we can feel the direct link to our past that no history book, no movie, no historical fantasy can ever convey. These stones and these unkempt grounds are the hard evidence of lives that came before us. Once, these people lived and breathed, loved, worked, fought, hoped and despaired, and experienced their triumphs and failures just as we do today. And, although we seldom care to acknowledge it, we will inevitably go where they have gone."—from the Preface For the many people who enjoy walking through old cemeteries, exploring forgotten and overgrown graveyards, and reading the names, dates, and epitaphs of the dead, the Chesapeake Bay region offers a rich assortment of final resting places, many dating back to the early 1600s. From Williamsburg to Havre de Grace, it is not uncommon to see a number of the living wandering among the markers of the dead. Some are genealogists and historians, others come in search of quietude and a tangible connection to the past. In The Chesapeake Book of the Dead, Helen Chappell and photographer Starke Jett survey this rich legacy, from the vast and imposing Arlington National Cemetery to lone graves so modest as to have been lost almost as soon as they were dug. Chappell and Jett visit graveyards of the famous and the obscure, wander through cemeteries dotted with both elaborate funerary and simple, weather-beaten headstones, and discover epitaphs that range from the literary to the amusing to the poignant. As old grave sites disappear under developers' bulldozers, through neglect, and at the hands of unscrupulous headstone collectors, this remarkable book offers a unique and elegiac look at our past and its tales of love and tragedy. Among the cemeteries explored are Southeast Washington's Congressional Cemetery (posthumous home to composer John Philip Sousa, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, pioneering feminist and muckraking journalist Anne Royall, and Choctaw chief and notable military tactician Pushmataha); Baltimore's Green Mount Cemetery (built in the 1830s as Baltimore's first sylvan graveyard); and Westminster Burying Ground in downtown Baltimore. At Westminster lies the grave of Edgar Allan Poe, which a mysterious figure visits each year on Poe's birthday to leave roses and a bottle of brandy. The book also describes the final resting places for such celebrities as Dorothy Parker (Chappell located her ashes at the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore), F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (buried in Rockville at Scott's wish, because, he insisted, "I belong here," in Maryland, "where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite"), and cosmopolitan actress Tallulah Bankhead (interred in a plot her sister provided near Chestertown). Included throughout this fascinating book are essays on mourning fashion and deathbed performances, graveyard ghost stories, discussions of efforts to save historic cemeteries, and notes from the diary of a nineteenth-century doctor who today is buried in Rising Sun Cemetery alongside many of his patients. Chappell's lively prose, accompanied by Jett's haunting black-and-white photographs, will delight all those drawn to the seclusion, peacefulness, and melancholy of old graveyards. Jacket illustration: Lower Hooper's Island, Maryland
Categories: History

That Chesapeake Summer

That Chesapeake Summer

From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes the latest book in her celebrated Chesapeake Diaries, a small-town romance series in the tradition of Barbara Freethy, Susan Mallery, and Robyn Carr.

Author: Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476792576

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 485

Series numbering assumed from review on publisher's website.
Categories: Fiction

Driftwood Cottage

Driftwood Cottage

Read the Chesapeake Shores Series by Sherryl Woods: Book One: The Inn at Eagle Point Book Two: Flowers on Main Book Three: Harbor Lights Book Four: A Chesapeake Shores Christmas Book Five: Driftwood Cottage Book Six: Moonlight Cove Book ...

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9780369719904

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Watch Chesapeake Shores now on the Hallmark Channel! New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods again brings her signature heartwarming style to the community of Chesapeake Shores. Single mom Heather Donovan’s dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O’Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son’s father, Connor O’Brien. His parents’ divorce and his career as a high-powered divorce attorney have left him jaded about marriage. Then everything changes. Will the possibility of a future without Heather make Connor look at love and his career differently? Heather’s just about given up on her old dreams—of love, of family and especially of Driftwood Cottage, the home she secretly wishes were hers. It’s going to take a lot of persuasion—and some help from the O’Brien family—to make Heather believe that some dreams are worth fighting for. Previously published. Read the Chesapeake Shores Series by Sherryl Woods: Book One: The Inn at Eagle Point Book Two: Flowers on Main Book Three: Harbor Lights Book Four: A Chesapeake Shores Christmas Book Five: Driftwood Cottage Book Six: Moonlight Cove Book Seven: Beach Lane Book Eight: An O’Brien Family Christmas Book Nine: The Summer Garden Book Ten: A Seaside Christmas Book Eleven: The Christmas Bouquet Book Twelve: Dogwood Hill Book Thirteen: Willow Brook Road Book Fourteen: Lilac Lane
Categories: Fiction

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas

After years apart, Mick and Megan O'Brien are finally ready to make it official…again.

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459215160

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 600

After years apart, Mick and Megan O'Brien are finally ready to make it official…again. Most of their grown children couldn't be happier about their rekindled love and impending marriage this holiday season. Only Connor is a holdout. Driven to become a divorce attorney after what he views as his mother's abandonment of their family, Connor's not about to give his blessing to this reunion romance. The last thing Megan wants to do is hurt her family again. After all, is she really sure she and Mick can make it this time around? And when an unexpected delivery causes chaos, it seems only a miracle can reunite this family. Of course, it is Christmas—the season of miracles.
Categories: Fiction

The Watermen

The Watermen

Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly conceived, The Watermen is a narrative and visual feast from one of America’s favorite storytellers. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9780804151610

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 607

Showcasing the evocative artwork created by John Moll for this special edition, James A. Michener’s The Watermen is a unique tribute to the adventurous seafarers of the Chesapeake Bay. Excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s classic Chesapeake, this enthralling novel has a unity and a spirit all its own, telling the story of the bay and its wildlife, but especially of the watermen, from their favorite pastimes to their rivalries in hunting, oystering, racing, and fighting. Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly conceived, The Watermen is a narrative and visual feast from one of America’s favorite storytellers. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press
Categories: Fiction

The Chesapeake Bride

The Chesapeake Bride

A Novel Mariah Stewart. The sale of this book without its cover is unauthorized. If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that it was reported to the publisher as “unsold and destroyed." Neither the author nor the ...

Author: Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501154355

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 122

Newly divorced architect Cassidy Logan plans to build a house on historic Cannonball Island in the Chesapeake Bay, where wanderer Owen Parker has decided to return home. Pursuing Cassidy will force Owen to face the reasons he avoided relationships in the past.
Categories: Fiction

Chesapeake Blue

Chesapeake Blue

Returning as a successful artist to the home of the family that adopted him, Seth Quinn is intrigued by independent newcomer Dru Whitcomb Banks, who is hesitant to trust Seth, while dark secrets from the past threaten the entire Quinn ...

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425262771

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 738

Returning as a successful artist to the home of the family that adopted him, Seth Quinn is intrigued by independent newcomer Dru Whitcomb Banks, who is hesitant to trust Seth, while dark secrets from the past threaten the entire Quinn family.
Categories: Fiction

Flowers on Main

Flowers on Main

Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new challenge and a new kind of fulfillment. But not all is peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shores, with her estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath.

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459247536

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 219

When her last two plays are dismal failures and her relationship with her temperamental mentor falls apart, writer Bree O'Brien abandons Chicago and the regional theater where she hoped to make a name for herself to return home. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new challenge and a new kind of fulfillment. But not all is peaceful and serene in Chesapeake Shores, with her estranged mother on the scene and her ex-lover on the warpath. Jake Collins has plenty of reasons to want Bree out of his life, but none of those are a match for the one reason he wants her to stay: he's still in love with her. Jake might be able to get past that old hurt if he knew Bree was home to stay, but is she? The only way to know for sure is to take a dangerous leap of faith.
Categories: Fiction

Moonlight Cove

Moonlight Cove

Read the Chesapeake Shores Series by Sherryl Woods: Book One: The Inn at Eagle Point Book Two: Flowers on Main Book Three: Harbor Lights Book Four: A Chesapeake Shores Christmas Book Five: Driftwood Cottage Book Six: Moonlight Cove Book ...

Author: Sherryl Woods

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9780369721020

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Chesapeake Shores is now on the Hallmark Channel! Family and friends mean everything in Chesapeake Shores, and one woman will discover that even love can bloom anew. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Jess O'Brien has overcome a lot—the challenges of ADD, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point, and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she's ready to settle down. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service—but she gets no takers! Heartbroken, she confides in her childhood best friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who may just have an agenda of his own… Will has loved Jess for as long as he can remember. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will's sincerity and charm, Jess fears his feelings for her will never go beyond friendship. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But first, Jess must learn to take the chance of a lifetime… Previously published. Read the Chesapeake Shores Series by Sherryl Woods: Book One: The Inn at Eagle Point Book Two: Flowers on Main Book Three: Harbor Lights Book Four: A Chesapeake Shores Christmas Book Five: Driftwood Cottage Book Six: Moonlight Cove Book Seven: Beach Lane Book Eight: An O’Brien Family Christmas Book Nine: The Summer Garden Book Ten: A Seaside Christmas Book Eleven: The Christmas Bouquet Book Twelve: Dogwood Hill Book Thirteen: Willow Brook Road Book Fourteen: Lilac Lane
Categories: Fiction