Score: 3.5
From 87 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier


  • Author: Dave Eggers
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • File Size: 1961511 Bytes


“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction  A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure.   Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie m...

Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

Their Frontier Family


  • Author: Lyn Cote
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 711280 Bytes


No one is more surprised than Sunny Licht when Noah Whitmore proposes. She's a scarlet woman and an unwed mother—an outcast even in her small Quaker m community. But she can't resist Noah's offer of a fresh start in a place where her scandalous past is unknown. In Sunny, the former Union soldier sees a woman whose loneliness matches his own . When they arrive in Wisconsin, he'll see that she and her baby daughter want for nothin g…except the love that war burned out of him. Yet Sunny makes him hope once more—for the home they're building, and the family he never hoped to find....

Heroes of the Frontier
Score: 3.5
From 91 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735272460


Heroes of the Frontier Book Description :

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonf...

Heroes of the Frontier
Score: 3.5
From 89 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451493811


Heroes of the Frontier Book Description :

“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she ...

Heroes of the Frontier
Score: 3.5
From 89 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241979051


Heroes of the Frontier Book Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'The mirror image of Eggers's brilliantly dystopian The Circle... [A] state of the nation novel, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart' Guardian A hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation... Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckless husband long gone - so she gathers up her two kids and lights out for the wilderness. The Alaskan wilderness, to be specific. This is a story about the trip of a lifetime. It involves one battered old RV, one highly sensitive eight year old boy, one fearless and hyperactive five year old girl, several forest fires, a large supply of pinot noir, and a deeply misguided s...

Heroes of the Age

Heroes of the Age


  • Author : David B. Edwards
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520200640


Heroes of the Age Book Description :

Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself....

The Captain and the Glory
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Captain and the Glory


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525659082


The Captain and the Glory Book Description :

A savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity, this blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster. When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward. Though he has no experience, no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law, and though he has often remarked he doesn't much like boats, he solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain thrills his passengers, writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria wipe-away board, boasting ...

Your Fathers  Where Are They  And the Prophets  Do They Live Forever
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345809612


Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever Book Description :

From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly-controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Ke...

Black Frontiers

Black Frontiers


  • Author : Lillian Schlissel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689833151


Black Frontiers Book Description :

Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West....

The Red Blooded

The Red Blooded


  • Author : Edgar Beecher Bronson
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752370430


The Red Blooded Book Description :

Reproduction of the original: The Red Blooded by Edgar Beecher Bronson...

To the Bright Edge of the World
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

To the Bright Edge of the World


  • Author : Eowyn Ivey
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316242844


To the Bright Edge of the World Book Description :

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him. The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could ...

Women of the Frontier
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Women of the Frontier


  • Author : Brandon Marie Miller
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613740002


Women of the Frontier Book Description :

In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet ...