Unlike the Zebra, most things aren't black and white. Thoughts raced through my mind as the Zebras moved in front of me; the Red Hartebeests were too clumped together for a clear shot, I might not have a chance to shoot a Zebra ...
Author: Anthony Mauro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A compelling and one of a kind chronicle of a husband, wife, their teenage son, young daughter, and "grand mom" on safari in rural South Africa. This is the unforgettable memoir of the Mauro family, swept from their daily routines in suburbia U.S.A. and thrust into the center of adventure, drama and suspense in a remote corner of the Dark Continent. The experience strengthened family bonds, exposed them to the wonders of an ancient land and laid witness the timeless rituals of wildlife. This uniquely written account also includes the unedited thoughts of family members as taken from their diaries.
Release on 2013-03-05 | by Alzada Carlisle Kistner
Lion, leopard, zebra, gazelle, and bushbuck hides were piled twenty deep on workbenches, hung from beams overhead, or were simply heaped on the dirt floors. In one workshop, workers were making a plaster cast of a hippo head for the ...
Author: Alzada Carlisle Kistner
Publisher: Island Press
In June 1960, a young faculty wife named Alzada Kistner and her husband David, a promising entomologist, left their 18-month old daughter in the care of relatives and began what was to be a four month scientific expedition in the Belgian Congo. Three weeks after their arrival, the country was gripped by a violent revolution trapping the Kistners in its midst. Despite having to find their way out of numerous life-threatening situations, the Kistners were not to be dissuaded. An emergency airlift by the United States Air Force brought them to safety in Kenya where they continued their field work. Thus began three decades of adventures in science. In An Affair with Africa, Alzada Kistner describes her family's African experience -- the five expeditions they took beginning with the trip to the Belgian Congo in 1960 and ending in 1972-73 with a nine-month excursion across southern Africa. From hunching over columns of ants for hours on end while seven months pregnant to eating dinner next to Idi Amin, Kistner provides a lively and humor-filled account of the human side of scientific discovery. Her wonderfully detailed stories clearly show why, despite hardship and danger -- and contrary to all of society's expectations -- she could not forsake accompanying her husband on his expeditions, and, to this day, continues to find the world "endlessly beckoning, a lively bubbling cauldron of questions and intrigue." In the spirit of Beryl Markham's West with the Night and Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, An Affair with Africa shares with readers the thoughts and experiences of a remarkable woman, one whose unquenchable thirst for adventure led her into a series of almost unimaginable situations. Readers -- from armchair travelers fascinated by stories of Africa to scientists familiar with the Kistners's work but unaware of the lengths to which they went to gather their data -- will find An Affair with Africa a rare treasure.
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Author: William Scudder Stryker
Category: Little Egg Harbor, Battle of, N.J., 1778
3 4 The reference to Zebra . I lose track . Zebra 5 was a hostage ? 6 A Yes , sir , absolutely . . For 14 months we've 7 referred to hostages as zebras or bank drafts . 8 g And what Nir is asking you at that point is 9 will this get us ...
a zebra. Trying to be amusing, she told me to sit on the elephant. Emma thought the elephant and I had a lot in common. Our next stop was The Whip. “Oh, I want to ride on that!” Emma squealed. I watched the two-seated swings as they ...
Author: Rick Adelmann
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
There have been two weddings in the Mallory-Rosenkranz family in recent months, and the house is awfully quiet since both girls moved away with their new husbands. So, the Mallorys decide to take a day to explore a nearby carnival, which promises interesting sideshows, exhilarating rides, and challenging games. But Jim notices one of the prime attractions, a fortune teller’s booth, is closed up tight, despite this being the busiest day of the fair. What’s going on with The Amazing Esmeralda—Seer of Royalty and Commoner Alike? They soon find out, when Esmeralda herself steps out and accosts them. “You are detectives,” she says, then she cries out for their help and bursts into tears. It seems she made the mistake of befriending a mob boss back east who has now hired goons to kidnap her son and, unless she can pick all ten winners in next weekend’s horse race, they plan to kill him. And since Esmeralda is no more psychic than anyone else, she’s in a panic. Can they find the boy before it’s too late? Meanwhile, a murder happens right before Jim’s eyes and he becomes the prime suspect. Investigating two crimes, while staying out of sight, is more than enough to keep the MG&M Detectives hopping. Praise for Rick Adelmann’s MG&M Detective Agency series: “Spellbinder! A great first book. I can’t wait for the next one. Great surprise ending!” – 5 stars online review “Sherwood Garth and James Mallory seem like an unlikely partnership in sleuthing, but their skills and experience provide a unique combination in the fine art of solving murders. Garth is reminiscent of our old friend, Sherlock Holmes, while Mallory, the retired cavalry officer, embodies the spirit of the old West. Rick Adelmann's debut novel takes you into a world where automobiles are replacing horse drawn buggies and the Jazz Age is coming into its own. Set against the rich backdrop of turn-of-the century Americana, The Greek Coins Affair is sure to please.” –Mysticmoods book review “What a fun read! I really enjoyed the premise and following the detectives as they solved the murders. I will definitely be following this series.”—SG, 5 stars “I've really gotten to know and like the three main characters. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery and fun time reading.” –NRW, 5 stars online “Sizzles with Jazz Age mystery and intrigue” –J Shaw, online review “Mallory and Garth are destined to become icons in the jazz age, historical mystery genre. They are private investigators with flair!” –Connie Shelton, USA Today bestselling author
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making the trip—fast. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl's hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring. But while Gunnarson made his way through a storm of deception, money, drugs, and passions, he couldn't guess how some big shots and small-timers would all end up with murder in common...
A waiter hurriedly bent forward to give her a light. Cars came and went, slowing to take in the zebra crossing on the corner and disappearing quickly out of sight. The sun was shining but it was chilly; the shadows cast by the buildings ...
Author: Lesley Lokko
Publisher: Hachette UK
No matter who you are, love comes at a price... Sam, the ugly duckling who grew into a swan. Now beautiful and wealthy, with a glittering career, no one can understand why she's still on her own. When she meets a handsome stranger on holiday, things finally seem to be falling into place... Meaghan, a true survivor. The teenage runaway who worked her way off the streets, she was swept off her feet by a young army officer, to live on the other side of the world, finally escaping the family she loathed... Dani, the beautiful misfit, desperately looking for daddy in all the wrong places, and finding instead a man who will teach her everything that is wrong and corrupt about love. And Abby, the model wife, everything her husband and family could want and more, but never being herself. Until a dark secret threatens to pull her well-ordered life apart.
Como fired the engine and radioed our call sign 'Zebra three' to let the dispatcher know we were on our way. I marveled at how my subconscious had picked a Zebra call sign that mirrored our Z-to-A search method, and wondered if my ...
Author: Marco Ocram
Publisher: Tiny Fox Press
With a jangle of keys, a door opened. Herbert clanked in, his arms locked to his sides, his ankles shackled, his face a Hannibal Lecter mask. He was overjoyed to see me. “Marco, I’m jailed day and night with murderous thugs who can’t tell Schiller from Shakespeare. I’m desperate for intellectual stimulus—but you’ll do for now.” TV personality Marco Ocram is the world’s only self-penned character, writing his life in real time as you read it. Marco’s celebrity mentor, Herbert Quarry, grooms him to be the Jackson Pollock of literature, teaching him to splatter words on a page without thought or revision. Quarry’s plan backfires when imbecilic Marco begins to type his first thought-free book: it’s a murder mystery—and Herbert’s caught red-handed by the butchered body of his lover. Now Marco must write himself into a crusade to clear his friend’s name. Typing the first words that come into his head, Marco unleashes a phantasmagorical catalogue of twists in his pursuit of justice, writing the world’s fastest-selling book to reveal the awful truth about the Herbert Quarry affair.
How did you manage to get a table?" They recognised me, dumb girl. I shrugged, "just lucky I guess." I noticed Karl smiling at Tracey, like a lion smiling at the zebra he was about to devour. "I love your accent, where are you from?
Author: D A Latham
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Ivan Porenski is an Oligarch, one of the super-rich Russians who reside in London, and live a life of excess and luxury. He's also a player. Gorgeously handsome, immaculately groomed and sexily charming, women fall at his feet, they just never say no. Haunted by his less than savoury past, and the guilt of his parent's deaths, he keeps people at arm's length rather than face up to his own demons. Surrounded by security, and a brick wall around his heart, he runs his empire from sumptuous offices in the Canary Wharf Tower. When he meets Elle Reynolds, a young lawyer, he's immediately reminded of the only girl he ever loved, who he left to her fate when he fled Russia. The problem with Elle is that an even wealthier man, his banker, is also pursuing her. Competing with a cultured member of the British aristocracy is difficult for even the wealthiest of foreigners, let alone one carrying around dark secrets and a chequered history. Book 4 of the Corporate Series, Ivan reveals his side of events.
And the request for pair of zebras—which Buffon had described as “perhaps the handsomest and most elegantly attired of all ... in which the juxtaposition of state affairs with the zebra affair attests to the menagerie's significance.
Author: Louise E. Robbins
Publisher: JHU Press
This lively history “adds a new dimension to our understanding of 18th-century France” by exploring the Parisian fashion of importing exotic animals (American Historical Review). In 1775, a visitor to Laurent Spinacuta’s Grande Ménagerie at the annual winter fair in Paris would have seen two tigers, several kinds of monkeys, an armadillo, an ocelot, and a condor—in all, forty-two live animals. In the streets of the city, one could observe performing elephants and a fighting polar bear. Those looking for unusual pets could purchase parrots, flying squirrels, and capuchin monkeys. The royal menagerie at Versailles displayed lions, cranes, an elephant, a rhinoceros, and a zebra, which in 1760 became a major court attraction. For Enlightenment-era Parisians, exotic animals piqued scientific curiosity and conveyed social status. Their variety and accessibility were a boon for naturalists like Buffon, author of Histoire naturelle. Louis XVI use his menagerie to demonstrate his power, while critics saw his caged animals as metaphors of slavery and oppression. In her engaging account, Robbins considers nearly every aspect of France’s obsession with exotic fauna, from the animals’ transportation and care to the inner workings of the oiseleurs’ (birdsellers’) guild. Based on wide-ranging research, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots offers a major contribution to the history of human-animal relations, eighteenth-century culture, and French colonialism.
The apartment was very changed but I recognised a lamp on the console table made from a zebra's foot. Letters were piled next to it addressed to Frau Magdalena Reinsch. As I made my way down the hallway to the living room, ...
Author: Fiona Rintoul
Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.
Winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction Nominated for Scottish First Book of the Year Award, Saltire Society Adapted as a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both. Many years later, long after the Berlin Wall has been torn down, Robert returns to Leipzig in search of answers. Can he track down the elusive Magda? And will the past give up its secrets? “A tense, compelling peek behind the Berlin Wall.” -- Kirkus Reviews “A gripping, complex debut” --Zoë Strachan “Will resonate loud and clear with anyone conscious of the dangers of CCTV culture in modern Britain” --Rodge Glass “Kept me hooked right to the end” --Linda Leatherbarrow “a page-turner that reminds one of the horrors of the cold war and the astonishing fall of the Berlin Wall.” --Margaret Drabble “...a page-turner that shifts from East to West and the dark days of the 1980s to present reunification.” --The Evening Times “Rintoul pulls the reader through her story with craft and psychological precision..." -- The Scotsman About the author Fiona Rintoul is a writer and translator based in Glasgow in Scotland. She writes fiction and articles, and translates from German and French into English. Fiona’s poems and short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Mslexia and Gutter, and she is a past winner of the Gillian Purvis New Writing Award and the Sceptre Prize.
“No, I haven't heard from him all week, but he should be back in town tomorrow.” “I'm not shocked you haven't heard from him. A zebra can't change its stripes. But watch what I tell ya. He'll try to sing a new tune once you tell him ...
Author: Chevelia Stone
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The attractive, outwardly upstanding, First Lady Anette Reynolds, grew up as a PK. In other words, a Preacher’s Kid. Her husband, the tall, charismatic Pastor Joshua Reynolds, Sr. heads up her father’s newest church location on the north side of Beaumont, Texas. At first glance, Anette appears to be the perfect wife and mother, even to her husband of seventeen years. Underneath the surface, Anette struggles with the loss of a daughter her husband never knew existed, unforgiveness, and more recently, infidelity with her husband’s right-hand man, the tall, dark and handsome Deacon John Sanders who worships the ground she walks on. While Joshua does put most of his time and effort into Church Affairs, some over the table and some under it, he manages to build church membership along with his own closet of skeletons. With equal playing fields of deception and lies that threaten to single-handedly destroy them both, will this couple “stay and honor” their vows, working through their pasts together. Or will Anette follow “her heart” and leave him for herself before she’s destroyed beyond repair?
Your world is a zebra and all you see are the black stripes of his absence. Then, either your suffering reaches its saturation point or a shoeful of shit drops that's so egregious it's irrefutable.The switch occurs and the white stripes ...
Author: Emma McLaughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries return with “a convincing portrait of a damaged young woman whose head is turned by the attentions of a dashing and powerful political figure.…An utterly absorbing page-turner” (Booklist). I was twenty-two years old only three weeks out of college. I thought my whole life was beginning...then he kissed me. Jamie McAlister has resigned herself to the fact that in this job market, her painfully expensive degree might only get her a position at Starbucks, when she suddenly lands a prestigious internship at the White House. Although she doesn’t hit it off with the other interns—who come from so much money that ten weeks without a paycheck doesn’t faze them—she is eager to work hard and make the best of the opportunity while it lasts. An unexpected encounter late one evening with the charismatic President Gregory Rutland seems like just a fleeting flirtation, but when he orchestrates clandestine meetings and late-night phone calls, their relationship quickly escalates. Jamie knows what she is doing is wrong: he’s married, he has kids, he’s the President. Yet each time she tries to extricate herself, Greg pulls her back in. With the conflicted desires of the most powerful man in the world driving her to her breaking point, Jamie can’t help but divulge intimate details to those closest to her. But she must have confided in the wrong person, because she soon finds herself, and everyone she cares about, facing calculated public destruction at the hands of Greg’s political enemies, and—perhaps no matter how much he cares about her—at the hands of Greg himself.
My grandma brought me a zebra instead, but it wasn't the same. I knew how Scarlet felt to be alone, but at least her mom would come back, hopefully sooner rather than later. “I'll walk you up,” Logan said once a man had.
Author: Elise Noble
Publisher: Undercover Publishing Limited
Eight dead men. Eight grieving widows… After a series of particularly nasty home invasions, Blackwood Security is hired to catch the killers. With the company’s reputation at stake, everyone on the team is desperate to solve the mystery, unaware that there’s a traitor in their midst. Cade Duchamp’s eager to help, but a minor indiscretion with the wrong girl leaves him banished to undercover duty. He’s always liked motorbikes, but he doesn’t like being a biker. Uncomfortable leather, an itchy beard, a lack of soap—need he say more? Cade wants to be back at head office, hunting down the real bad guys. At least, he does until five-year-old Scarlet turns up. The daughter he never knew he had. Taylor Hancock likes to fade into the background. As an office cleaner, she can come to work, do her job, and avoid those dreaded social interactions. But nobody says no to Emmy Black, and as Scarlet’s new nanny, Taylor’s forced way out of her comfort zone into a world of shopping trips, parties, and playdates. The only problem? She’s the traitor. The Scarlet Affair is a standalone romantic suspense novel in the Blackwood Security series—no cliffhanger!
Rusada could say their donkey was a zebra but WADA couldn't come and check this out to its own satisfaction. When they were done and all hands had been shaken again, Vitaly thought of Yuliya and her advice to him about finding out how ...
Author: David Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2020 'Reads like a thriller, or even a spy novel...Walsh keeps you gripped' Rosamund Urwin, Sunday Times 'A turbulent but ultimately inspiring tale. The candour...is rare and gripping' Matt Dickinson, The Times It was the story that shocked the world: Russian athletics was revealed to be corrupt from top to bottom, with institutionalised doping used to help the nation's athletes win medals they did not deserve. But the full story of the couple who blew the whistle has never been told - until now. When Russian anti-doping official Vitaly Stepanov met the young 800m athlete Yuliya Rusanova, for him it was love at first sight. Within two months, they were married. But there was a problem – in fact, there were lots of problems. She admitted she was doping and that everyone else was doping, and she let him know that she came from a dark place … It could all have brought a very swift end to a very hasty marriage, but gradually the Stepanovs began to realise that whatever you did, the system in Russia was stacked against you. In the end, the only ones they could rely upon were each other. Fully aware of the risks they were taking, they decided to turn the tables on those who had manipulated them and cheated the sporting world. The result of their investigative work sent shockwaves around the planet and led to Russia’s athletes being banned from world sport, while the Stepanovs themselves had to go into hiding. The Russian Affair is a gripping true-life drama that at times reads like a spy novel and at others like an epic love story. But, at the centre of it all, is a quietly determined couple who knew that if they stood together they could shine a light on a corrupt system and bring it crashing to the ground.
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Author: Priscilla Oliveras
Publisher: Zebra Books
From the USA Today bestselling authorof West Side Love Story, an acclaimed romantic comedy series with its own set of complex family dynamics set in Key West, Florida filled with humor, fake dating, Latinx culture, and perfect for summer beach reading… Goodreads, Bookish, & Glitter Guide Best Of & Most Anticipated Books | Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, Booktrib, & Smexy Books Most Anticipated Romances | Frolic Book of the Week “I finished Island Affair with a big smile on my face. I can’t decide what I adored more: Luis and Sara’s love story; their relationships with their complicated and difficult and loving families, or the setting of Key West, which sounded so beautiful I wanted to jump on a plane. I can't wait to read more by Priscilla Oliveras!” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . . Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their fake relationship fade like the stunning sunset . . . or blossom into something beautiful? “A captivating love story.” —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author “Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters and big emotions, read her books.” —HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secret She Keeps “Don’t miss this lovely beginning to Priscilla Oliveras’s new series. Can’t wait to take my next trip!” —Jamie Beck, USA Today bestselling author
Release on 2016-05-30 | by Readers' Circle of Avenue Park
Met with failure he wrote, instead, the critically acclaimed novel, The Zebra Affaire. As research for his 'Karmic Odds' story Fine immigrated to America from South Africa, in an effort to better appreciate being a stranger in a strange ...
Author: Readers' Circle of Avenue Park
A unique short story anthology curated by the readers and editorial team of READERS CIRCLE OF AVENUE PARK (#RCAP). It's a global effort, literally, with contributions from 15 authors across exhausting time zones that extend from Africa, Europe, America and Asia. Twisted Tales is mixed-fruit jam for the soul. Laugh, cry, dwell deep and sigh. Enjoy!
She adjusted the zebra-print faux fur cushions behind her, swivelling to fix Caroline with those famously big blue eyes that were identical to Laylah's. 'I saw your daughter just now,' Caroline said, lowering herself into the armchair.
Author: Rebecca Chance
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Killer Affair by bestselling author Rebecca Chance explores British reality TV in this gripping thriller. A shocking betrayal deserves a wicked revenge . . . Stunning, charismatic Lexy O’Brien is the reigning queen of British reality TV. Her life in front of the camera is planned and manipulated as successfully as any military assault. But success breeds jealousy. When you’re on top, the only way is down and there’s always someone standing by to give you a shove . . . Dowdy Caroline Evans, a part-time blogger and writer of erotic fiction, is brought in to chronicle Lexy’s life. Being taken under Lexy’s wing is a dream come true for Caroline. But sampling the star’s lifestyle is like tasting the most addictive of drugs, and it’s not long before she is craving what she can’t possibly have – or can she? And as Caroline and Lexy’s lives and loves become increasingly entwined, it’s only a matter of time before the hidden rivalry becomes a powder keg waiting to explode . . .
They are even walking across a zebra crossing, a whole year before the Beatles were immortalised doing exactly the same on their Abbey Road album. You could say the Love Affair got there first, even though it's a different crossing.
Author: Patricia Jackson
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘Everlasting Love’ featured in Kenneth Branagh’s 2021 film, ‘Belfast,’ is a classic song that catapulted the Love Affair to fame and for three years the group were almost as popular, in Britain, as the Beatles. This never before told ‘behind the screams’ story of the youngest group to have a No. 1 hit, may be fun and fascinating, but it is also a serious piece of rock music history, appealing to everyone who loved, or lived during, London’s swinging 60s. Patricia was the secret fiancée of Mick Jackson, bass player, and has catalogued his life in the group in astonishing detail. Whether the boys were being arrested and jailed for causing chaos after climbing Eros or shocking the nation by exposing the music industry’s biggest ever cover-up, live on Saturday night TV, a controversy was never far away. Coupled with a revealing, often humorous account of her own and Mick’s romance, this is an exceptional memoir. Together for 55 years and still talking, Mick & Patricia have possibly the longest, happy relationship in the memory of pop .
“ Zebras . ” “ Zebras ! You're kidding me . ” Joshua jumped out and looked at her over the roof of the jeep . “ No , there's a biology professor who works with the college on Tortola but she lives here . ” Caryl waved her arm at the ...
Author: Eugenia O'Neal
Publisher: Genesis PressInc
Caryl Walker has just escaped to the Virgin Islands after breaking up with her married lover, Alexander Thorne. After keeping men at bay for almost a year, she meets Joshua Tain, the charming CEO of Tain Music, which happens to be the company that Caryl's father is trying to get his hands on. Following a terrible accident, Caryl is left with no memory of Joshua or her year in the Islands, which Alexander sees as an opportunity to convince her that their breakup never happened. How will Caryl react when she uncovers the truth?