Song of the Hummingbird

Author: Graciela Limón

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611922929

Category: Aztecs

Page: 227

View: 4858

An Aztec princess describes the Spanish conquest of Mexico. She is Huitzitzlin, 82, of the court of Montezuma and she tells her tale to a priest so history will know who the Aztecs really were. By the author of The Memories of Ana Calderon.


Author: Kati Hiekkapelto

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641142911

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4816

Eiskalt und tödlich Kaum hat Anna Fekete ihre erste Stelle als Kriminalkommissarin angetreten, landet auch schon ein Mordfall auf ihrem Tisch: eine junge Frau, die beim Joggen im Wald auf grauenvolle Weise getötet wurde. Anna nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Ihr zur Seite gestellt ist Esko Niemi, ein alter Haudegen, der seine junge Kollegin torpediert, wo er kann. Bis ein zweiter Mord geschieht und Esko klar wird, dass sie den Killer nur gemeinsam finden werden. Doch Anna ist bereits auf eigene Faust unterwegs. Die 19-jährige Riikka wird beim Joggen im Wald brutal ermordet. In den Taschen ihres Sportanzugs findet sich ein Amulett, dem die Polizei jedoch keine weitere Beachtung schenkt. Anna Fekete und ihr Kollege Esko Niemi übernehmen die Ermittlungen. Beim Verhör von Riikkas Freundeskreis erfahren sie, dass Riikka sich kurz zuvor von ihrem Freund getrennt hat. Allerdings ergibt die Autopsie, dass sie am Tag ihres Todes Geschlechtsverkehr hatte. Der Fall verkompliziert sich, als ein zweites Opfer gefunden wird. Wieder taucht ein Amulett beim Leichnam auf. Doch es gibt keinen Hinweis, dass die beiden Opfer sich gekannt haben. Wie sich zeigt, stellen die Amulette einen blutrünstigen Aztekengott dar. Handelt es sich bei dem Täter um einen Serienmörder, der seine Opfer zufällig auswählt? Bevor Anna Fekete und Esko Niemi eine Antwort finden, geschieht ein dritter Mord. Der Tatort entpuppt sich als kaltblütige Falle.

The Hummingbird Book

The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying,and Enjoying Hummingbirds

Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031604847X

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 9202

Attract amazing hummingbirds to your backyard! With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior. The book includes: * Range maps and full-color photographs to help you identify and locate hummingbirds * Information on how to select the proper feeders, what to use in them, when to put them up, and when to take them down * Advice on what flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds in your part of the country * Amazing facts about hummingbirds, such as how fast they fly and how much they weigh * Guidelines for photographing hummingbirds * Complete information on hummingbird behavior, including flight displays, breeding habits, and feeding * A special section on attracting orioles, with photographs and behavior guides for each of the eight species found in North America * A resource list for hummingbird supplies.

Custodians of the Hummingbird

Author: Al Kent

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480966509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 648

View: 5160

Custodians of the Hummingbird By Al Kent Al Kent was born Albert Prentis Hamilton on December 8, 1939. As a singer, Kent’s proudest moment was in the summer of 1955. Al and his brother, Bobby Recco Hamilton, went to New York City and, through a series of auditions, Al Kent made the final cut to a Broadway play. According to estimates, a group of about one hundred were involved and participated in the process of eliminations. At the end of the day only seven were standing. Al became the protagonist. Other cherished memories include Al recording most of Jackie Wilson’s hit records before Jackie did. The songs were “Lonely Teardrops,” “That’s Why,” and “Am I the Man.” Al did his craft in a grand style and has sung since he was twelve. He began around Detroit and recorded for the Checker record label, a subsidiary of Chess Records in Chicago. Al wrote songs for many established artists, including Spanky Wilson, Reflections, Jackie Wilson, Fantastic Four, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Royal Jokers, Edwin Starr, J. J. Barnes, Ronnie McNair, Four Tops, David and Jimmy Ruffin, the Detroit Emeralds, Freddy Gorman, Gloria Taylor, the Flaming Embers, the Supremes, the Debonaires, San Remo’s Golden Strings and for himself. His greatest asset is undoubtedly his ability to listen intently to other’s ideals. His biggest dream is to direct a major movie for the big screen.

Kolibris Tochter


Author: Luis Alberto Urrea,Carola Kasperek,Tanya Stewner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866121089


Page: 625

View: 8393

The Return Of The Hummingbird Wizard

Author: Robert Joseph Ahola

Publisher: Bookman Publishing & Marketing

ISBN: 9781594534805

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 7663

From the Cultured Madness of Hollywood to the Crisis of 9/11 comes an Angelic Encounter for the New Millennium Finally there's a book that dares to ask the question: Is it possible that the animals we encounter in our lives are often angels in disguise? And answers it with a resounding, 'Yes!" Written as visionary fiction, The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard is also the first book ever that has managed to take a profoundly effective course in spiritual awareness and play it off the insanity chic that has become Hollywood. As such, it brings its readers an extraordinary combination of biting social stire and life-affirming spititual lessons-taught by an angel in the character of a hummingbird- and weaves them into an often touching yet irreverently amusing book about the redemption of human spirit. Subtitled "An Angelic Encounter for Modern Times," The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard also raises this question: Can spiritual development be taught as a crash course, especially if your life may depend upon it? And that brings us to the rest of the story. Jonathan Vieren is a 50-something Hollywood producer on the downside of his industry cachet who, among other things, has just been hit with a terminal cancer prognosis that brings him to the end of his rope (and perhaps the end of his days). That's when a male hummingbird on his hillside home in Malibu mysteriously weaves himself into Jonathan's days and nights and offers him a crash course in spiritual awareness-The Ten songs of the Hummingbird- that can quite possibly save his. Near his wits end, Jonathan takes the cheeky little bird up on his offer. And what follows is a journey of self-discovery filled with love and inner peace, but also nicely spiced with wit, wisdom, good common sense, and some very satirical ways of looking at the Hollywood film community with a kind of loving impatience and a strong sense of what truly matters in life. Written poetically and yet with a driving sense of urgency, The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard takes us on a journey along the colorful corridors of jaded Tinsel Town, through the stratospheres of higher consciousness, and down to the calamity and healing of 9/11. As such it offers the reader a very orginal story that it is a feast for the mind, candy for the wit, and healing for the heart.

Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811224031

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 1197

One of Henry Miller's most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays. Many of them have appeared only in foreign magazines while others were printed in limited editions which have gone out of print.

The Swallow and the Hummingbird

Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471132072

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8089

A sweeping story of love that stretches across the years from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. The war has ended and Rita Fairweather is waiting for George Bolton, her childhood sweetheart, to return home to Devon. She wants their future to be a continuing reassurance of their past. But George comes back as a man changed by the horrors he has experienced. Unable to settle back into a small-town life, George decides to travel to Argentina. And Rita promises to wait. But George faces irresistible temptation and an agonising choice. As the years pass, Rita keeps her word, but how long should she wait for the love of the life?

The Hummingbird's Cage

Author: Tamara Dietrich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818470X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5075

A dazzling debut novel about taking chances, finding hope, and learning to stand up for your dreams... Everyone in Wheeler, New Mexico, thinks Joanna leads the perfect life: the quiet, contented housewife of a dashing deputy sheriff, raising a beautiful young daughter, Laurel. But Joanna’s reality is nothing like her facade. Behind closed doors, she lives in constant fear of her husband. She’s been trapped for so long, escape seems impossible—until a stranger offers her the help she needs to flee.... On the run, Joanna and Laurel stumble upon the small town of Morro, a charming and magical village that seems to exist out of time and place. There a farmer and his wife offer her sanctuary, and soon, between the comfort of her new home and blossoming friendships, Joanna’s soul begins to heal, easing the wounds of a decade of abuse. But her past—and her husband—aren’t so easy to escape. Unwilling to live in fear any longer, Joanna must summon a strength she never knew she had to fight back and forge a new life for her daughter and herself.... CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder


Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211429

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7641

Die Musik war ihre einzige Liebe – bis sie einander fanden. Amerika, um 1920: Fasziniert von der neuen Musik, die ganz Chicago erobert, widersetzt sich Benny Lehrman dem Willen seines Vaters und kämpft darum, Pianist werden zu dürfen. Im Nachtclub der Familie der jungen Pearl findet er Zuflucht, Freundschaft – und erlebt seine erste Liebe. Doch schon bald steht er vor der Wahl zwischen der Musik und denen, die ihm nahestehen. Das dramatische Schicksal zweier Familien in den Roaring Twenties – so mitreißend wie eine Nacht voller Musik. „Eine schillernde Geschichte voller Poesie und Feuer.“ New York Times.

Die Frau des Teehändlers


Author: Dinah Jefferies


ISBN: 3732513092

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3732

Eine emotionale Familiengeschichte voller Geheimnisse vor der exotischen Kulisse Sri Lankas Sri Lanka in den 1920er Jahren. Die junge Engländerin Gwen Hooper trifft mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Ehemann Laurence in der familieneigenen Teeplantage ein. Dort bezieht das Paar eine traumhafte Villa, und Gwen fühlt sich wie im Paradies. Doch warum verhält sich ihr eigentlich sehr liebevoller Ehemann bisweilen so seltsam? Und warum macht er ein Geheimnis um seine verstorbene erste Ehefrau? Als Gwen schließlich Zwillinge zur Welt bringt, wird sie mit einer entsetzlichen Wahrheit konfrontiert, die sie zu zerstören droht ... Eine fesselnde Geschichte um die Selbstfindung einer jungen Frau, um Schuld, Verrat und wohlgehütete Geheimnisse Platz 1 der Sunday Times Bestsellerliste

Song of the Egret

Haiku Poems

Author: Milton D. Heifetz, M.D.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452035725

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 9055

Poignant Moments is a collection of Haiku poetry inspired by nature and the seasons written by a Callifornia neurosurgeon.

The Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Paul A. Johnsgard,Paul Austin Johnsgard

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press


Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 8454

Discusses the anatomy, behavior and evolution of the hummingbirds, describes the range, appearance, habitats and ecological relationships of each North American species, and provides a key to identification

Song of Myself

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113175

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 1712

It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior.

Im Meer der Gefühle


Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426500606


Page: 442

View: 5223

Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair


Author: Robert Dinsdale

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452707

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6424

Entdecken Sie mit Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" Londons einzigartigen Spielzeug-Laden und einen ergreifenden Liebes- und Familien-Roman zum Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts. Alles beginnt mit einer Zeitungsannonce: »Fühlen Sie sich verloren? Ängstlich? Sind Sie im Herzen ein Kind geblieben? Willkommen in Papa Jacks Emporium.« Die Worte scheinen Cathy förmlich anzuziehen, als sie nach einer neuen Bleibe sucht. Denn im England des Jahres 1906 ist eine alleinstehende junge Frau wie sie nirgendwo willkommen, zumal nicht, wenn sie schwanger ist – und so macht Cathy sich auf nach Mayfair. In Papa Jacks Emporium, Londons magischem Spielzeug-Laden, gibt es nicht nur Zinnsoldaten, die strammstehen, wenn jemand vorübergeht, riesige Bäume aus Pappmaché und fröhlich umherflatternde Vögel aus Pfeifenreinigern. Hier finden all diejenigen Unterschlupf, die Hilfe bitter nötig haben. Doch bald wetteifern Papa Jacks Söhne, die rivalisierenden Brüder Kaspar und Emil, um Cathys Zuneigung. Und als der 1. Weltkrieg ausbricht und die Familie auseinander reißt, scheint das Emporium langsam aber sicher seinen Zauber zu verlieren ... Nostalgisch, rührend und zauberhaft romantisch erzählt Robert Dinsdales "Die kleinen Wunder von Mayfair" von einer jungen Frau, zerrissen in ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern mit einzigartigen magischen Talenten. Ein Liebes-Roman für alle Leserinnen und Leser von Erin Morgenstern und Jessie Burton und alle, die sich von einem Spielzeug-Laden voller Wunder verzaubern lassen. »Wahrhaft magisch. Diese rundum faszinierende Geschichte wird Sie verzaubern.« Culture Fly

The Memories of Ana Calderon

Author: Graciela Limón

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611922219

Category: Mexican American women

Page: 197

View: 3713

Now available for the first time in paperback, The Memories of Ana Calderón is the fictional memoir of a talented woman, born in tradition-bound rural Mexico, who comes to the United States and greater opportunity only to find that here, too, society, family, and religion seem to conspire to hold her back. In order to succeed Ana must give up all that she holds dear. She must remake herself into a rootless and obsessed individual. But even after accomplishing this, fate still conspires to wound her. Ana Calderón has will, guts, and intelligence, but her battle against family, church, and the justice system shakes our belief in the ability to forge our own destinies. The Memories of Ana Calderón is a second novel by the writer who The New York Times Book Review hailed as one who "leaves the reader with that special hunger that can be created only by a newly discovered writer. Ms. Limón's prose is self-assured and engrossing."

The hummingbird garden

turning your garden, window box, or backyard into a beautiful home for hummingbirds

Author: Mathew Tekulsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780517575482

Category: Gardening

Page: 118

View: 9750

Describes where to find hummingbirds, their habits, and ways to attract them, including the plants to include in the garden and the types of feeders to supply