Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Author: Terry Bisson

Publisher: PM Press

Published: 2009-10-01

Total Pages: 157

ISBN-13: 1604862580

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It’s 1959 in socialist Virginia. The Deep South is an independent Black nation called Nova Africa. The second Mars expedition is about to touch down on the red planet. And a pregnant scientist is climbing the Blue Ridge in search of her great-great grandfather, a teenage slave who fought with John Brown and Harriet Tubman’s guerrilla army. Long unavailable in the U.S., published in France as Nova Africa, Fire on the Mountain is the story of what might have happened if John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry had succeeded—and the Civil War had been started not by the slave owners but the abolitionists.


Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Author: Dale A. Johnson

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2008-08-28

Total Pages: 148

ISBN-13: 1435739922

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Biography of experiences by an American living in Southeast Turkey and Northern Iraq during and after the first Gulf War.


Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Rosetta Books

Published: 2011-08-21

Total Pages: 222

ISBN-13: 0795317395

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A New Mexico man faces off against the government in a battle over his land in this novel by the author of Desert Solitaire. After nine months away at school, Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico—only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the US government, which wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range. Facing the combined powers of the US county sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the US Air Force, John Vogelin stands his ground—because to Vogelin, his land is his life. When backed into a corner, a tough old man like him will come out fighting . . . Fire on the Mountain is a suspenseful page-turner by “one of the very best writers to deal with the American West”—the acclaimed author of such classics as The Monkey Wrench Gang and the memoir Desert Solitaire (The Washington Post). “Abbey is a fresh breath from the farther reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.” —Houston Chronicle “The Thoreau of the American West.” —Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove


Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Author: Anita Desai

Publisher: Random House India

Published: 2012-09-25

Total Pages: 176

ISBN-13: 8184003269

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Gone are the days when Nanda Kaul watched over her family and played the part of Vice-Chancellor’s wife. Leaving her children behind in the real world, the busier world, she has chosen to spend her last years alone in the mountains in Kasauli, in a secluded bungalow called Carignano. Until one summer her great-granddaughter Raka is dispatched to Kasauli – and everything changes. Nanda is at first dismayed at this break in her preciously acquired solitude. Fiercely taciturn, Raka is, like her, quite untamed. The girl prefers the company of apricot trees and animals to her great-grandmother’s, and spends her afternoons rambling over the mountainside. But the two are more alike than they know. Throughout the hot, long summer, Nanda’s old, hidden dependencies and wounds come to the surface, ending, inevitably, in tragedy. Marvellous yet restrained, Fire on the Mountain speaks of the past and its unshakable hold over the present.


Fire from the Mountain

Fire from the Mountain

Author: Omar Cabezas

Publisher: Plume Books

Published: 1986

Total Pages: 260

ISBN-13:

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A current member of the Sandinista government recalls his personal experience as a guerrilla fighter.


Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Author: Jane Kurtz

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Published: 1998-09

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780780783799

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A retelling of an Ethiopian folktale about a clever young shepherd boy who outwits a haughty rich man and gains a fortune for himself and his sister.


Fire on Headless Mountain

Fire on Headless Mountain

Author: Iain Lawrence

Publisher: Holiday House

Published: 2022-08-23

Total Pages: 259

ISBN-13: 0823446549

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Separated from his siblings, 11-year-old Virgil must survive a dangerous forest fire using only his wits and the lessons his late mother taught him about the wilderness. Virgil is making his older siblings trek to a mountain lake on a trip unlike any they've taken before. They carry precious cargo: the ashes of their beloved mother, who asked that her remains be scattered at her favorite spot. Then a forest fire is sparked by a bolt of lightning at the exact moment when their van breaks down, and the journey quickly turns to disaster. Virgil finds himself separated from his brother and sister. With the fire moving closer and closer, he isn’t sure he can make it alone in the wilderness. But with the memory of his late mother, a science teacher, and all her lessons about the ecosystem and fire safety to guide him, he quickly learns that survival starts with letting go of your fears and taking action. Fire on Headless Mountain is a thrilling adventure tale that showcases not only the overwhelming beauty and terrifying power of nature, but also the gift of memory when facing great emotional and physical trials. Praise for DEADMAN’S CASTLE “Lawrence, the Canadian writer whose High Seas Trilogy encompassed three chilling historical novels, now offers a menacing, contemporary tale of dread, danger, and revenge. Portraying family dynamics and middle-school antics with equal insight and attention to detail, Igor’s first-person narrative is absorbing.”–Booklist “Featuring effective worldbuilding, this is a great, suspenseful tale of terror for upper middle graders”.–School Library Journal “Friendship difficulties provide a contrast and an anchor to the terrifying threat, and the various plot elements are deftly tied together in a fitting twist that will have readers quickly turning the pages. Filled with suspense and intrigue."–Kirkus Reviews